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to Bristol to
storm and later follow it back in. But as
Hurricane Katrina came closer, "It grew\
so fast, we couldn't do that," explained
Brandon. "We ended up having to let it
come to us."
When conditions were right, the cap-
tain planned to take the cutter through the
west side of the hurricane, skirt around it
and get behind it as the Category Five
storm barrelled toward the coast.
The 19-year-old from Clarksville was
in the engine room of the Coast Guard
cutter Decisit e at 3 a.m. on Sunday. Aug.
28, when he got his orders: '"We need
both engines on line in ten minutes." He
and his five crev mates responded.
SAfter hearing nothing else from the
bridge for 30 minutes, Brandon radi-
oed back to ask what was happening.
"We're getting ready to cut through the
hurricane," came the response,
The men gathered in a closet-like sec-
tion known as the Control Box, where
they \ would be safe front the rotating ma-
When the cutter started heading into
the storm, things got rough. "We were
just hanging on to everything we could
in there," he said. A 63-foot wave was
recorded near the 54-foot-tall cutter.
After two hours, the water and wind
calmed and they realized they were
"We're lucky to have the captain we
did," said Brandon of his commanding
officer, Steven Baynes. "If he'd waited
another hour to make a decision, we
would ha\e ended up being within 20
miles of the eye of the hurricane."
And, under those circumstances, it's
unlikely the Decisive and crew would
ON OIL RIGS
"W hen the hurricane hit land, it
slowed down and the cutter
stayed about 30 miles offshore. "Every
Coast Guard station between New Or-
leans and Pascagoula was destroyed."
said Brandon, noting there were "about
five" stations. "Our cutter was having
to fill the jobs of every one of those sta-
tions," he said.
The Decisive was put in service as
both a communications center and res-
cue vessel. About 10 hours after the
hurricane had blasted through the Gulf,
Brandon joined a crew that took a speed-
boat out to look for sur' ivors on offshore
oil rigs positioned about 15 miles from
When they pulled up to the huge rigs,
they found the hurricane had stripped
away all the ladders. They had to climb
up through the support frames under-
neath. "That was a first," he said of the
climb. "I was standing there, looking
up at this massive oil rig trying to figure
See BRANDON continued on page 14
Divers recover body of missing swimmer
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Divers searching for a man who dis-.
appeared under the surface of the Riv-
er Styx area of the Apalachicola Ri\ er
Sunday afternoon recovered his body at
3 p.m. Tuesday.
The man is identified as Daren Para-
more, 39, of the Mt. Pleasant Commu-
nity in Gadsden County.
Paramore had gone to White Oak
Landing at the end of Forest Road 115
with friends. According to a report from
the Liberty County. Sheriff's Depart-
ment, Paramore set out to swim a short
distance from the river bank to a small
houseboat around 7:30 p.m. About mid-
way, he went under. When he came up,
he called to his girlfriend, Rachel Coo-
per. She swam out to help-him, but he
went inder again and did not resurface.
Paramore's brother, Mark Paramore,
rushed out to help but was unable to find
the missing man.
Twelve-year-old Rielly Nesmith
heard the woman's screams for help and
ran to the home of her neighbor, Jimmy
Gregory, to get him to call 911.
After phoning for help, Gregory and
the little girl's father, James Nesmith,
took a boat out on the water to start the
search, but found no trace of the man.
Thinking that Paramore might have been
pulled away by the strong current, the
men let their boat go with the current in
hopes of following his path. "It's pretty
muddy down there. We could only see
about two feet down," Gregory said.
Emergency workers arrived at the
scene a short time later. Divers from the
Leon County Search and Rescue Team
searched the waters Sunday night, along
with deputies and officers from Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conunission. Monday
morning, divers from W\akulla Count)
arrived to continue the search, which
stayed underway through Tuesday. The
body was recovered that afternoon at the
bottom of an area 22-foot-deep, accord-
ing to Major Donnie Conyers of the Lib-
erty County Sheriff's Department.
The body. Will be taken for autopsy
Wednesday morning. Arrangements
will be handled by McClellen Funeral
Local Coast Guard member.
rides out hurricane in the Gulf,
helps rescue oil rig workers
by Teresa Eubanks. Journal Editor chiner\ of the engine room \ hen things
B randon Waldorff didn't have to got rough.
\watch the Weather Channel to The crew sat tight and kept close
know Hurricane Katrina \was ra2ming watch on the engine monitors and gaug-
through the Gulf of Mexico. es \ while \~ wondering about the chances a
Pascagoula. Mississippi is the home- medium endurance 210-foot vessel had
port for the Coast Guard cutter Deci- against the storm. "I've neoer known
sive. When it appeared the hurricane of a Cutter going through a Category 5
%%as heading for their bay, the captain hurricane." Brandon said, particularly "a
ordered the boat out of port and into the 40-year-old boat" like the one the\ wN'ere
Gulf. where he planned to go around the in.
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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7,2005
BPD sends 2 to help Mississippi town
hit by hurricane; food delivery follows
Several local people are doing
what they can to help families and
communities cope with the devastation
caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Rodney Smith and Fred Tanner of
the Blountstown Police Department
are responding to a request for help
in the small community of Wiggins,
Mississippi, which was hard hit by the
hurricane. They left Sunday afternoon
to go pitch in and help the nine-member
police department there. While in
Wiggins, the two officers will be self-
supporting. They've taken a camper,
and enough food and fuel for their two
Also leaving for Wiggins Sunday was
Tommy Duggar Jr.-of Bristol and Steve
Bailey of Blountstown, who delivered
a trailer full of donated food and
supplies collected from the members
of RiverTown Church.
This week's Journal features several
announcements from local agencies
and schools about their individual
Canned food donations will be
collected at the gate at Friday's
homecoming game in Bristol. Monetary
donations can be made to the Red
Cross through the .Liberty County
Emergency Management Office, which
has a satellite Red Cross office in their
building on.State Road 20 in Bristol in
front of Liberty County High School.
PHOTOS BY JOHNNY EUBANKS
Tractor tumbles after truck blows a tire
A mishap along State Road 71 Monday afternoon destroyed a tractor that was being
hauled on a flatbed. According to Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Larry Battles, Ricky
Mayo of Blountstown was traveling near Stafford Creek on State Road 71 in Calhoun
County when he blew a tire, causing the tractor to tumble off. No one was injured.
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Aug. 25: Amando Mosley, driving while license suspended
or revoked, VOP.
Aug. 29: Timothy Blommel, FTA (Oceola City); Theresa
Liebel, domestic battery.
Aug. 30: Derck Dearmon, driving while license suspended
or revoked with knowledge; Tiffany R. Byrd, battery; Chan-
dra Goodman, battery; Grayson Tucker, VOP; Adam Jesse
Smith, possession of methamphetamine; Billy Austin Veazey,
battery; Joshua Shelton, driving while license suspended or
revoked with knowledge.
Aug. 31: Jason F. Atkins, grand theft, fugitive from jus-
Sept. 1.: Mario S. Faulk, burglary, sexual battery, VOP.
Sept. 2: Jessie Roulac, driving while license suspended
or revoked; William Shane Black, resisting without violence,
VOP, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, manufacture of methamphetamine; Linda
Sable, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug
paraphernalia, manufacture of methamphetamine, Billy Ray
Ivory, driving while license suspended or revoked.
Sept. 3: Amy Clemmons, DUI (refusal); Rose O'Brian, VOP
(warrant), driving while license suspended or revoked; West-
ley Robert Williams, less than 20 grams; Jessie Sims, warrant
less than 20 grams; Arnold OBrian., warrant VOP.
.Sept. 4: Miquel Rangel, no valid driver's license; Carlwin
Boozer, driving while license suspended or revoked; Raymond,
Smith, driving while license suspended or revoked, felony;
Clayton Beugnot,burglary, petty theft; Randal Houston, prin-
cipal first degree.
Sept. 5: Roosevelt Peterson, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
Aug. 30: Anna Broadus, forgery; Thomas Welch, holding
Aug. 31: Danny Richards, domestic battery.
Sept. 1: Willie Sneads, VOP, aggravated assault.
Sept. 3: Linda Sable,.holding for CCSO; Amy Lynn Clem-
mons, holding for CCSO; Rose Marie O'Brian, holding for
Sept. 4: Dewy Vaught, false, misleading statements.
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Blountstown Police Dept.
Aug. 29 through Sept. 4, 2005
Accidents............... 02 Traffic Citations............ .....16
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......42
Business alarms....03 Residential alarms..........00
ULittle Ma's Restaurant
Hwy. 65 one block south of Hwy. 20 inr Hosford
.$5 Lunch baskets hungry
urgers & Dogs as a hunter
Seatood/tish and the pups
USDA ceified are yelpin,
Angus Bee come on by for
SLooko for our hearty helpint
SMOKE IT AND THEY WILL COME!..,,
If a whiff of savory, sweet, smoked meats meets your
nose or our sign advertises a "BBQ Special,"
Come'n Git It While It Lasts!
SEPTEMBER 7,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
stop Y Engram's
Get fresh green peas,
candied yams, chicken
I and dumplings, good ole'
seafood and much more.
I We do catering and
Starting on Sept. 9 we will
detail your car while you eat!
So come to Engram's
where you can enjoy the
food and service with
people who make you
S and your family feel
like you're at home.
Mon. Wed., 7 a.m.-3
Thurs. Sat., 7 a.m.-9
S Hwy. 20 in Bristol
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for complete directions
James Kirkland of Alabama emerges from a patrol car after his arrest after a chase at
Pine Island. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Man wrecks car after fleeing
traffic stop on Hwy. 69 Tues.
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An Alabama man is facing
a series of charges after he ran
from Investigator Michael Bryant
of thb Calhoun County Sheriff's.
Department Tuesday afternoon.
Bryant responded to a report
of a driver in a 2004 Monte Carlo
Impala believed to be in posses-
sion of cocaine who was traveling
on Hwy. 69.
When Bryant pulled over the
car, he found James Ishman Kirk-
land, 37, behind the wheel.
Kirkland, who's had past run-
ins with Calhoun County authori-
ties, "acted extremely nervous"
when he was stopped, Bryant
When Bryant walked back to
his truck to call and request a
license check, Kirkland ran back
to his car and took off.
Bryant pursued the fleeing car
until he crashed at the intersection
Sof Hickory Street and Magnolia
Street in Pine Island.
"He couldn't make the corner,"
said Bryant. "The car bounced
off a tree and slipped up to a
house. Hejumped out and ran off
into the woods."
When officers searched the
car, they recovered two pistols
from the trunk one Glock and
one Smith and Wesson, which
had its serial number filed off.
After a search of the woods,
Kirkland was apprehended and
taken into custody. He is charged
with possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon, felony flee-
ing and eluding, resisting arrest,
leaving the scene of an accident,
careless driving and possession
of a firearm with an altered serial
, Bryant said he noticed a suspi-
cious package on the seat when
he first stopped Kirkland's car.
When the vehicle was recovered,
the package was gone.
MacKendrick sentenced to 15 years
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Liberty County man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison
following his conviction for lewd and lascivious molestation.
Circuit Court Judge Kevin Davey handed down the sentence Aug.
22 for Clark Guilford MacKendrick, 38, of Florida River.
The judge also ordered that after serving his sentence, MacKendrick
is to remain on probation as a sex offender for ten years. MacKendrick,
who the judge declared to be a sexual predator, was also ordered to
pay $722 in court costs and $230 in fines.
MacKendrick's attorney, Ethan Way, has filed an appeal.
MacKendrick was arrested after he reportedly entered a room in
his home where a seven-year-old girl was sleeping with some other
children and began touching her inappropriately. At the time of his
arrest, MacKendrick told investigators he had no knowledge of any
sexual activity with the girl, but admitted that he "had been known
to black out" when he drinks excessively.
Thanks for being a LifeSaver!
United Way of the Big Bend
ON WYBT AND WPHK
Listen to football on WYBT and WPHK. This week..
SListen to Jim Kearce and Steven Seay's
play-by-play of the Blountstown High
SSchool Tigers vs. North Florida Christian
in Blounstown. Air time on K102.7
at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9
Hear Ray McCoy, Michael Wahlquist and Jay Taylor with
all the Liberty County High School game
action. The Liberty County Bulldogs vs.
Bozeman for the Bulldog's homecoming.
The game airs Saturday morning
immediately following the Swap Shop at
10 a.m.(ET) on Y-1000 and K102.7(CT).
SThe Florida Gators play Louisiana Tech in
F T The Swamp. Airtime is Saturday at
4:30 p.m.(CT) on K102.7 and Y-1000.
Page-4 -THE'CALHOUNlTmBERTY JOU RNAE'SEPTEMBER O00Bg'
CRWFDB to host
from the Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce
Membership Meeting At the
Calhoun County Chamber's regular mem-
bership meeting on Thursday, Sept.15
at noon (CT), Richard Williams (Execu-
tive Director) and Kenny Griffin (Busi-
ness. Services), of the Chipola Regional
Workforce Development Board, will host
a presentation about the Workforce Train-
ing Grant their agency recently received.
Richard Williams is a member of the
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
and Kenny is a member of the Board of
Directors of the Calhoun County Cham-
ber of Commerce.
The Chipola Regional Workforce De-
velopment Board provides integrated
high-quality, resources so workers, job
seekers and businesses can find the ser-
vices they need in a one stop environ-
ment. One-Stop Ahead provides the pub-
lic sector with job search services, career
enhancement services, sources for fund-
Sing and assistance to employers to pro-
mote economic development. FREE ser-
vices are designed to help businesses find
qualified workers and help job seekers
obtain employment and training services
to advance their careers. Whether you
are a dislocated worker or in need of ca-
reer advancement training, highly trained
staff and modem facilities can help you
achieve your personal career goals. Visit
the Chipola One-Stop web site at: www.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn
how this grant can apply to your busi-,
ness! Calhoun County Senior Citizens
is preparing lunch: cubed steak, mashed
potatoes and gravy, cream corn, turnips,
corn bread, strawberry shortcake, iced
tea, water, and coffee.
Please contact Debbie at 674-4163 to
Meeting Reminders Don't forget
that the regular meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Calhoun County Cham-
ber of Commerce is on Thursday, Sept. 8
at noon (CT). Those Board of Directors,
who have not contacted the Chamber and
are able to attend, are asked to RSVP im-
Due to the Labor Day Holiday, Main
Street is meeting on Monday, Sept. 12
at noon (CT) in the Chamber's building.
Visitors and new members are welcome.
Hall family reunion
scheduled Sept. 11
The annual George D. and Harvey Hall
family reunion will be held on Sunday,
Sept, 11 at the Altha Community Center
beginning at 10 a.m. Friends and relatives
are invited to come and enjoy food and
For more information, call 674-8417.
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
... business advertisers!.,
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Free Webpage/BusinessPlanning Workshop
Calhoun Co. Public Library, 9 a.m.
Home Repair Fraud Seminar
Liberty Sr. Center in Bristol, 11 a.m.
Rotary Club meets at
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon
Weight Loss Support Group
meets at 1 p.m., Shelton Park Library
Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203 meets at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church
AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Aa BIda. west door
Liberty Women's Club meets
at 11 a.m., Apalachee Restaurant
Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce
3oard of Directors meets 12 noon in the conference room
Wildlife Food Plot Workshop
Calhoun Co. Extension Office, 6:30 p.m.
Search & Rescue meets at
Westside Fire Dept in Blountstown, 6:30 p.m.
Liberty County Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the courtroom
AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
LCHS Dawgs vs. Bozeman
Home at 8 p.m. (ET)
B-town Tigers vs. North Florida Christian
Home at 7:30 p.m. (CT)
Train Rides at the
Veterans Memorial Park
in Bristol, 11 a.m. 3 p.rr
AA meets 7:30 p.m., Hosford School cafeteria
.S E P T E M BER 1 1
Blountstown Lions Club meets 6 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant
Citizens Advisory Council for Big Bend Hospice,
meets atApalachee Restaurant, 11:30 a.m.
Main Street meets at noon at
the Calhbun Co. Chamber of Commerce
Plant Identification Workshop
Calhoun Co. Extension Office, 5:30p.m.
Altha Boy Scouts meets at
5:30 p.m. at the Altha VFD
Bristol City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall
Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at the LCHS field house
Liberty County School Board meets 7:30 p.m.,
Liberty Education andAdmninistrative Center in the library
Keep Calhoun Co. Beautiful Inc.
meets in the board room of the
Calhoun Co. Extension office, 8 a.m.
Calhoun Co. School Board
meets 5 p.m. at Calhoun Courthouse
Altha Town Council, 6 p.m. at City Hall
Blountstown City Council meets at 6 p.m.
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Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S. meets 7 p.m. at Dixie Lodge
Bristol Lions Club meets 7 p.m. at Apalachee Restaurant
Bristol VFD meets 7:30 p.m. at Bristol City Hall
The Liberty County Women's Club
will hold its first meeting of the 2005-
2006 year on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 11
a.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant.
Club officers for the coming year are
Anne Lathem, president; Bonita Deck,
vice-president; Marion Mercer, secre-
tary; Vonice Dyar, treasurer; Juanita
Brandon, chaplin; Bonnie Lindsey, his-
All members are encouraged to attend
the meeting. Our guest speaker will be
Babs Moran. She will talk to us about
the Liberty County Arts Council and the
train at the Veterans Memorial Park Civ-
ic Center in Bristol.
For more information, call Anne Lath-'
em at 643-2343 or Sandra Richardson at
for the next Cats'
The Cats' Cuisine menu at Altha School
for Thursday, Sept. 15 will be as follows:
mixed green salad with sherry vinaigrette,
Italian garlic bread, your choice of alfredo
shrimp or chicken casserole and cinnamon
Seating time will be at 11:15 a.m., 11:40
a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Plates are $6 each .
Call for reservations no later than Tues-
day, Sept.. 13 at 762-3121.
Just call in the person's name and
date to be listed on our weekly com-
munity calendar. There is no charge.
Callers are asked to give- their own
name and phone number in case we
Need to verify a spelling or double-
check the date. We encourage our
readers to compile a list of their
family's and friends'birthdays, printed
clearly and mail or fax them to us at
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.
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SEPTEMBER 7 2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAl Page 5-
Girl Scout Troop 579 posing with a pirate aboard
Calhoun Girl Scouts plan movie
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The Calhoun County Girl Scout Troop 579 has had a busy sum-
mer. From learning about the sea at day camp, splashing the day
away at Shipwreck Island, performing a space mission at the Chal-
lenger Learning Center in Tallahassee to learning how to make cool
things at Lowe's Build and Grow programs and swashbuckling with
the pirates on the Sea Dragon pirate ship at Panama City Beach (not
to mention trips to the mall, library and movies). There have been
many adventures for these girls.
Girl Scouts is not all about fun and games. The girls participated
in the Relay for Life, Family Affair, collected almost 200 books for
the Governor's Mentoring Initiative book drive, collected school
supplies for the Florida Baptist Children's Home and are currently
collecting non-perishable food items for-the senior citizens.
If you have a girl interested in joining the Girl Scouts, please join
us for movie night on Sept. 10 at 5 p.m, (CT) at the W.T. Neal Civic
Center in Blountstown.
Registration is $10..
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Neighbors helping neighbors
with Hurricane Katrina victims
A group of concerned citizens andFamily officeinBlountstown, the American Red Cross.
and businesses from Calhoun Emergystat, Calhoun County If you need more information,
and Liberty counties are uniting Sheriff's office, Liberty County want to volunteer or contrib-
to send help to our neighboring Sheriff's office, BristolAssembly ute, please contact Eric Bryant
states in the wake of a catastroph- of God, and Calhoun and Liberty at 322-5226, Judy Hall at 643-
ic hurricane. We need donations County Health Departments. 4639, Liberty County Sheriff's
from individuals, churches, civic An account has been opened Office at 643-2235 or Tamarah
groups, schools and businesses up for monetary donations at Rasmussen at 643-6900.
in our community. We are ac- Wakulla Bank located inside the Supplies needed are non-per-
cepting all donations! This will Piggly Wiggly. Please make do- ishable food, baby food, water
end Sept. 16. nations to the Calhoun-Liberty (lots of it), wet-wipes, antibacteri-
*Sponsors include: Harveys, Katrina Relief Movl eminent. This al gel, paper towels, diapers, mos-
Piggly Wiggly, Calhoun-Lib- money will be sent tothe victims quito repellent, medical supplies
erty Journal, County Record, of the hurricane, such as band aids and Neosporin.
Calhoun. County Sheriff's Of- The Liberty County Sheriff's If you want to send a card with
fice, Liberty County Sheriff's Office will hold a chicken pilau your donation with words of en-
Office, Wakulla Bank and Fire- cookout on Sept. 16 starting at 11 couragement and support, please
house Lock and Key. a.m. (ET), Plates are $5 each and drop the card or letter off at the
*Drop off locations are: Har- will deli er for large orders. All drop-off locations with your do-
vevs. Pirgly Wiglv. Children proceeds of this event will go to nations.
A celebration of Hispanic heritage
from the Mary Brogan
Museum ofArt and Science
Heritage Month takes on a new
dimension with the Art of Rome-
ro Britto. September is Hispanic
Heritage Month and the Brogan
Museum will celebrate with an
exhibition in the Atrium Gal-
lery of the very lively paintings
of Miami-based artist, Romero
Britto. In conjunction with this
exhibition, paintings and sculp-
ture by Britto will also be shown
at the Governors Mansion Sept.
9 th'outth Oct, 15 with an open-
ing reception Sept. 15 atthe
There is a fairy-tale qual-
ity to the story of artist Romero
Britto. As a creative yet impov-
erished child from Brazil, Britto
often painted images on scraps
of cardboard and newspaper. He
had drive and passion to excel"
and he prospered academically.
Britto then traveled from Brazil
to Europe and from Europe to
the United States to exhibit and
sell his art. By 1989, people of
all ages and walks of life were
The Medical Center
OF BL OUNTSTOWN
Dr. Iqbal A. Faruqui
ArlenaFalcon, ARNP .
Anne Livingston, ARNP, CNM
We accept walk-ins and call-ins when possible.
Comprehensive Adult & Elderly Care Women's Health Care
SWell Child Check & Minor Childhood Diseases Physicals for
DOT, Employment, School & Others
SPulmonary Function Test, EKG, Preventive Care and more
SScreening for Cancers & Alzheimer's Disease
Office Hours: Monday Friday, 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
beginning to recognize and enjoy
the Britto style that he refers to
as 'neo-pop cubism'.
Few contemporary artists have
escaped the long shadows cast
by Picasso aid the pop artists of
the early 1960s. Brino's style has
emerged from these influences as
he incorporates vibrant colors,
pop imagery and playful pat-
terns, as well as an inventive use
of his signature within his paint-
ings. This brilliant use of color
and pattern has become the dis-
tinctive Britto trademark. While
his primary medium is acrylic on
canvas, his work also includes
aluminum sculpture, collage,
prints and mixed media pieces.
Come experience the essence
of neo-pop cubism that Romero
Britto's talented hands have cre-
ated. The Mary Brogan Museum
of Art and Science is located at
350 South Duval Street in Talla-
For more information, contact
Chucha Barber at 513-0700, ext.
Driver's license & vehicle
The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver's license and
vehicle inspection checkpoints during the month of September onthe below
listed roads in Liberty County. The times and dates of these checkpoints.
will ar depending upon weather, manpower and safety conditions.
Roads: SR 12, SR 20, SR 65, CR 267 and CR 67, Camel Lake Road,
Myers Ann Street, River Road, CR 67, CR 67-A, CR 379 (Hoecake
Road), Joe Chason Road, Turkey Creek Road, CR 270 .(Martin Luther
King Jr. Road), CR 2224 (Blue Springs Road), Freeman Road, CR 1641
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Finally, convoys of troops and aid started to arrive
along the Gulf Coast five days after the hurricane
hit. It only took President Bush four days to make
a plan, but finally today he said he had a plan.
Unfortunately it's a faith-based plan that involves
getting two of every animal onto a big boat.
Hurricane Katrina has been particularly hard
on President Bush, who was forced to end his
vacation two days early. You know, if he doesn't
use his vacation days he loses them, so this is
hard on everybody.
Katrina: America's wake-up call
Someone once remarked
to me that Mother Nature C-O X -S
was the worst terrorist of all. I
think that Mother Nature has, COIRNERR
proven her pointw-iith all the dev-
astation that has occurred fr-m Jerry Cox is a retired military officer
t and writer with anf extensive back-
the many hurricanes that have ground in domestic and foreign policy
struck Florida and the Gulf Coas4t issues. He lives in Shalimar, Fla.
over the past year. The Gulf Coast ;
from New Orleans, Louisiana t\ "potential iiatural disasters require
Panama City, Florida looks like an early energizing of disaster
..a warzone.,-. preparedness organizations.
-, Many are blaming President Hurricane Katrina was roaring
Bush for his slow response to 'across the Gulf of Mexico for a
the Katrina disaster. There is nrfber of days before it made
sorne validity to that criticism, landfall. The expectations that
but there is nothing to be gained New Orleans would be flooded
from the blame game. I think that \ ere very high.
President Bush, members of his OK, at some point while Ka-
administration along with state trina was miles offshore, why
and local government officials didn't FEIMA or Homeland Se-
were victims of overconfidence. curit )ask the obvious question
We have this mistaken idea ofthe Mavor of Ne\ Orleans and
that this is America. \we can do the Governor of Louisiana which
anything.No doubt that e have is "If New Orleans floods, how
people smart enough to take care will you get all those people out
of major disasters, but dealing of town to high ground."
with a disaster that affects thou- Ithink thatboats wouldbe part
sands of people in a major cit) of the rescue vehicles in a city
requires a lot of'manpower and that is below sea level and which
logistics. is expected to be underwater.
Mayor Giuliani and the City We like to think that all Ameri-
of New York did a superb job of cans-are good Boy Scouts, but not
handling the 9/11 disaster. I think true. The looters are out in force
that the magnificenceresponse of as soon as a disaster occurs. In
theNew York Fire and Police-De- the case of New Orleans, I can
apartments and New York.City's understand looting for food, but
hospitals'and emergency services if you are carrying a wide-screen-
created a feeling throughout the TV then that's not good.
country that."we can handle Calling up the National Guard
anything." But, keep in mind, is not as easy as it might seem.
that this disaster involved two The people in the Guard are
buildings. What if the entire City working at normal jobs. They
of New York was devastated as have to be mobilized, meaning
is the situation in New Orleans. to disengage from their day job
It would be chaos. and report for duty.
In my view, few, if any, Ameri- They have to assemble: and
can cities are capable of handling load their gear and then travel to
the total destruction of the infra- the disaster site. None of these
structure of the city, apartments are high-speed acti\ ities. Ittakes
and homes leaving thousands time, so President Bush, FEMA,
without shelter, water, food' and or whoever, should have alerted
medical.support. That is the situ- the National Guard Bureau days
ation in New Orleans and along before Katrina made lanillall.
the Mississippi Gulf Coast. By doing so, the Guard could
The lesson learned for the have moved to locations within
Bush administration and ad- a couple of hundred miles of the
ministrations to fol ,.i iA ,j.yGulfCqas.As..soon as the pieces
stopped falling, the Guard could
have moved in and established
security and assisted with the
moving of people out of the
Besides boats, what else is
needed to move people? Heli-
copters. The Coast Guard has
done a superb job of rescuing
people, but if Army and Air
Force helicopters were there in
force then hundreds more people.
'could have been moved-to high
The Army is an expert in mov-
ing large numbers of people with
helicopters. In the Vietnam War,
helicopters were used to move
a large number of soldiers to a
location to attack the enemy.
While Katrina is a reminder of
America's soft underbelly, it is
not likely that local and state gov-
ernments % ill prepare themselves.
to deal with catastrophic events.
Local and state go\ ernments \ill
look to the federal government to
pull their fat out of the fire.
There is little, if any, money
in local and state government
budgets for these situations. Just
ask people to pay more taxes and
they yowl like a pig hung in a
barbed wire fence.
The irony of this situation
is that President Bush reduced
the amount of money iii his last
budget that was earmarked for
Flood control in the New Orleans
According to a study by In-
stitutes for Policy Studies and.
Foreign Policy in Focus, the
Bush administration is spending
$5.6 billion dollars per month on
operations in Iraq, which exceeds
the average cost of $5.1 billion
per month for the Viemnam War.
President Bush and the Con-
gress passed a $;10.5 billion
emergency funding bill for di-
saster relief for the Gulf Coast.
I'iatl' about equal to two months
of cost for the Iraq war.
My vote is to spend the $5.6
billion per month on the Gulf
C6ast, not in Iraq.
President Bush was on the ground hugging the
starving and touring the devastated area. His
quote was 'New Orleans is more devastated than
New York onr 9/11.' Then he grabbed a bullhorn
and vowed that we would get Mother Nature dead
or alive. BILL MAHER
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E Nelson to renew call for national
NEWSI catastrophic insurance fund
Reverend Coy Collins to
serve as interim pastor
The members of Bristol Pen-
tecostal Holiness Church would
like to welcome Rev. Coy Col-
lins and his wife, Linda as he,
serves as interim pastor.
We cordially invite every-
one to worship with us. Sun-
day school begins at 9:45 a.m.,
morning worship at 11 a.m. and
Sunday evening service at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday night, services
begin at 6 p.m. and we bffer a
children's ministry and youth
The church is located at 12413
NW Solomon St. in Bristol. For
more information, call the church
office at 643-5733.
Telogia Assembly of God homecoming
scheduled for this
Telogia Assembly of God will
celebrate its homecoming on
Sunday, Sept. 11. The morning
service will be led by "Vessels
of Clay" from Alford.
Services are as follows: Sun-
day school begins at 9:45 a.m.,
Harbor of Refuge Light-
house Church's tent revival be-
gan on Sept. 1 and is still going
strong. Pastor Rhonda Strick-
land and congregation invite
everyone to attend nightly at 7
p.m., Monday through Satur-
day, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday,
The church is located in We-
wahitchka on 1874 State Hwy.
Sunday, Sept. 11
our worship service begins at
11 a.m. and afternoon service
begins at 1:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to at-
tend this homecoming celebra-
The church is located on Hwy.
65, Telogia. For more informa-
tion, call 674-8994 or the church
Prayer band meets
The Liberty Community
Prayer Band will hold prayer
service Thursday. Sept. 8 at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at the home of Betty
SEveryone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information.
from J. Taylor Rushing,
Capital Bureau Chief
tum may be building for a fed-.
eral fund to handle insurance
catastrophes such as Hurricane
Katrina, representing a rare is-
sue that may unite Democrats
and Republicans at the state and
federal levels of government.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.;
said recently he will renew his
push for a national catastrophic
fund similar in scale to Floridas,
which was created after Hur-
ricane-Andrew in 1992 to help
insurers cope with massive pay-
outs. Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday
said he supported the same idea.
Nelson, a former Florida in-
surance commissioner, detailed
the idea Monday in Tallahassee
but added a twist. In a speech to
the Economic Club of Florida.
he proposed allowing insurance
companies the ability-to create
their own reserve funds and al-
lowing them to be non-taxable.
Government regulators would
monitor the funds to ensure they
are kept segregated, but other-
wise the idea would bypass the
need for a new level of bureau-
"Something like that is going
to have to happen in order for us
to be able to come through this
financial disaster." Nelson said.
The idea is similar to one sug-
gested by U.S.;Rep. N lark Foley
and former U.S. Rep. Bill Mc-
Collum, both Republicans, and
a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Mel
Martinez, R-Fla., also said Mar-
tinez is open to the idea.
"Florida's Hurricane Catas-
trophe Fund is a great model
for what states can do to protect
themselves against disasters,"
said spokesman Ken Lundberg.
"Given the size and impact of
Katrina, it's certain Congress
will take a look at the Foley bill
and others that seek to address
Nelson said some homeown-
ers are already paying for such a
fund, in a sense, through the ex-
tra premiums insurers collect to
prepare for so-called "100-year
Nelson also called on Presi-
dent Bush to ask the petroleum
industry to freeze its prices, as
they did after Sept. 11, 2001, to
slow the runaway price of gas,
Yet he dismissed the idea that
it's a supplI-and-demand prob-
lem that points out the need to
increase drilling off Florida's
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LUST OF THE FLESH
Text 1 John 2: 15- 17
Paul Harvey tells a gruesome story
explaining how an Eskimo kills a wolf.
The Eskimo takes a knife and coats it
in blood and freezes it. Then, he coats
the knife in blood a second time and
freezes it again. The Eskimo repeats
this the same way a candle maker
would repeatedly dip a wick into wax
and cool it to make a candle:
When the blade of the knife is
c..nipleielY covered in frozen blood he
goes out into the night and plants the
knife in the gro.vnd wirh the blade up
The wolf smells the blood, is drawn to
the knifel. and begins to lick the frozen
blood off the blade.
*As the blood melts and the wolf
can taste more and more blood, he be-
gins to lick feierishl, feeding his ap-
petite. B. the imee h has licked the
blood down to the exposed edge of the
blade, lie \% oil'. desire his complete l
overcome him. He keep licking iaster
and tjier cuning his longuie on the
sharp blade The \wolf. tlasing his ok% n
warm blood, IlterjIl) licks hm nell t
death lapping up his own blood.
Sin is very much like the knife
covered with frozen blood. Sin draws
us away and entices us by using our
own desires against us. Sin keeps feed-
ing our desires in a sinful way until it
eventually destroys us:
That is why John warns us to not
yield to the lust of the flesh. What Sa-
tan does is appeal to a legitimate de-
sire and tempt us to fulfill it in a sinful
way. For example, Satan tempts you to
commit gluttony by appealing to your
natural desire for food. The longer you
yield to the sin, the stronger sin's grasp
on you becomes..If you are not-careful,
you will find yourself ensi edi ndde-
stroyed by the r., Lhing tihat )'-iu once
desired. Beware the lust of the flesh.
The pleasure it brings i fleeting
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We, the peopleat Christian Home Free Will Baptist Church, wish
to extend our thanks and gratitude to those of you who so willingly
pulled together and donated your time, monetary contributions, and
staples/canned goods for the disaster relief of victims resulting from
Whether you contributed individually or in a group, no words
can express how much your kind generosity means to those who
Brother Chad Corbin will be delivering the goods and supplies in
the Biloxi, MI area and should return Wednesday with a report.
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The events of September.11,
2001 will never fade from our
memories. No matter how
many years pass; this day
brings with it feelings of grief
and fear. It also brings feelings
of pride and patriotism, as we
carry on a steadfast commit-
ment to keeping our country
safe and strong in honor of
those who lost their lives at
the hands of terrorists. These
terrorists set out to weaken
us, but in the end, their ac-
tions made us stronger. Our
sadness and anger have forti-
fied our resolve to uphold the
Ideals of America and spread
the spirit of democracy, with
liberty and justice for all. On
September 11, 2005, let free-
dom ring as we honor the
souls.who perished; pray for
the families who lost; and
Work toward a brighter, more
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Rylee Blackburn celebrated
her third birthday on Sept. 6.
She is the daughter of Brent:
and Michelle Blackburn of
Bristol. Her grandparents are
Cathy (MeMe) and Terry (Paw-
Paw) Blackburn of Bristol and
Sherry (Nanny) and, Rusty
(Papa) Gibbs of Tallahas-
see. Rylee enjoys singing in
church, camping with MeMe
andPawPaw andplaying with
Carson Flowers celebrated
her 10th birthday on Sept.
4. She is the daughter of
Thomas and Sherry Flowers
of Blountstown. Her grand-
parents are John and San-
dra Lindsey of Blountstown
and Tom and Irene Flowers
of Bristol. Her great-grand-
mother is Louise Barfield of
Blountstown; Carson enjoys
riding the four wheeler, hunt-
ing, swimming and spend-
ing time with her family and
Billy Matthew Bodiford cel-
ebrated his 11th birthday on
Sept. 6. He is the son of Betty
Orama and Billy Bodiford of
Telogia. His grandmother is
Betty Henthorn of Hosford.
Matthew enjoys hunting and
playing football for the Bristol
Angel Denise Brake celebrat-
ed her second birthday on
Aug. 4. She is the daughter
of Larry and Patricia Brake
of Hosford. Angel enjoys rid-
ing the four wheeler with her
daddy, playing outside on her,
swing set andgoing "bye bye"
with her Mama and Daddy. .
JUSTIN CHRISTOPHER DURHAM
are proud to
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Ocala Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. and 6 oz. and
measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Harmon and
Wanda Whitfield of Altha, Gerry Sheen of Altha and the late
Carrion and Frank Durham. He was welcomed home by his
Kerrigan Hollis will celebrate
her second birthday on Sept.
10. She is the daughter of
Russell and Angie Hollis of
Altha. Her grandparents are
Rhonda Waldorff of Altha
and Bim and Gall Hollis of
Altha. Her great-grandmoth-
er is Maxine Robbirds of
grandmother is Jimmie Wal-
dorff of Blountstown. Kerrigan
celebrated her birthday with a
Dora the Explorer party with
her family and friends. She
enjoys cooking with her new
kitchen set and swimming in
the bath tub.
LOU VENNIE HOBBY
Lou Vennie Hobby of Bristol
celebrated her 80th birthday
at Doobie Brothers Barbecue
with family and friends. She
hada great day surrounded by
all her family and friends.
Trae and Niki Barber of Cot-
tondale are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter,
Emily Nichole Barber, born on
SAug. 25, 2005. She weighed 8
Ibs. and8oz. andmeasured21
inches long. Maternal grand-
parents are John and Sharon:
Austin of Blountstown. Pater-
nal grandparents are Barbara
Barber and Paul Barber Sr.,
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Evacuees find help in Calhoun County
To the editor:
I just wanted to take a minute
and thank some people here in
Blounistow n. We had an older
couple that had to e\ acuate from
New% Orleans; unfortunately,
they. forgot to bring their nmedi-
cations. I was contacted about
the situation Monday night, and
on Tuesday morning I was once.
again reminded of the benefit of
living in a small and supportive
community like Calhoun County
as we tried to help this couple.
It. is very hard for someone
from out of state to get this type
of help. Who do you call, what
do you do? I am proud of our
hospital, and its Director, Ben
Burnham. The hospital reacted
immediately to the situation. I
would also like to thank Dr.
Khulordava, at the hospital clin-
ic. His professionalism and im-
mediate concern for people in
need reminds me that when there
is a need, "we take care of our
own." The clinic receptionist
Francis, volunteeredd to come in
on her day off just to take of the
The final link in this situation
is the filling of emergency pre-
scriptions that fell to the e\perns
at' Golden's, our family-owned
.drug store. I am constantly
amazed at how our "country"
folks respond to the need for
help, and how the "city" folks
discount us as just "rural" coun-
try. Folks, when there is a need,,
please give me country folk any
day of the week. Our medical,,
people were not onhl capable of
rendering help. the\ were eager
and w killing. Thanks from an:
older couple from the "city" in,
Rev. James St afford
Marina repair grants available for 2004 hurricane damage
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Coiiser\ation Commission
(FWC) encourages marina
owners whose properties were
damaged during last year's hur-.
ricane season to apple) for aid.
The Governor and Florida
Legislature approved grant
funding to help rebuild marinas
that provide public access to
Florida waterways. The FWC
will manage the program based
on criteria jointly developed
with the marina industry and
the Florida Department of En-
The FWC will accept grant
applications by mail Sept. I
- Oct. 31. Grants will pro ide
funding for reparingi or rebuild-
ing structures and facilities, de-
bris remo. al equipment repair,
or replacement or to reimburse
To be eligible to participate,
applicants must nieet the fol-
*The marina may be publicly
or pri\ ately o) ned, but 90 per-
cent of the in-water slips and
upland.dry-stack slips must be,
available to the general public
on a first-come, first-served ba-
sis with no qualifying require-
ments, such as club member-
ships.. stock ownership or equity
*The marina must be in a
count) declared an emergency \
area in 2004,
*,Damages to the marina
must have occurred during hur-
ricanes Charley. Frances, Ivan
or Jeanne. and
'.The marina must agree to:
continue pro\ iding access to the
public for at least five ears.
Grantees can receive .reim-:
bursement for costs paid to date
or for future costs. but the FWC
cannot disperse funds until a
grant agreement has been ex-
ecuted by both parties.
Go to MyFWC.com/boating/
grants/marinas to download an
application, guidelines and the
list of designated counties. For
more information, call FWC
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contact the Marine Industries
Association of Florida at 13051-
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Office will spearhead a drive in
Liberty County for the relief of
victims of Huiiricane Katrina.
LCSO has set up the following
dales and time to receive items
That will be forwarded to the areas
of critical need.
Sept. 7 through Sept. 15 from
8 a.m. -7 p.m.(ET) Items ma\
be dropped off for storage during
The Liberty Sheriff's Of-
fice is requesting the following
items: Paper goods including
paper towels, wet ,\ ipes diapers
for children, infants and adults,
canned goods (easy open cans if
available), soft drinks or Kool-
Aid type mixes, non-perishable
food items. We a-k that N ou bring
these items in cardboard boxes if
possible. This will facilitate the
handling of donated goods.
A cookout to benefit the Amer-
ican Red Cross will be heldSept.
16 at Whitfield's Recycling Cen-
Ster on Hwy. 20 in Bristol. Plates
are $5 each. Large orders will be
deliveredon request. All proceeds
from this cookout will be for-
warded to the Red Cross.to assist
them with their relief efforts.
Plec take time to donate and
enjoy this delicious meal.
For additional information.
please call the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office at 643-2235.
NMay God bless you.
Sheriff Harrell W. Revell
Apalachee Center Inc., a pri-
vate, not-for-profit, 'behavioral
: healthcare organization, was
awarded three-year accredita-'
tion by the Joint Commission.
on Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations (JCAHO) in
Apalachee has maintained
count inuoiu.4ptIl cci liatpion b
JCAHO since 1981.
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7,2005
BHS secures another win to beat West adsden 41-7
byTeresa Eubanks, Journal Editor says the intensity is missing.
The Blountstown Tigers trav- "We're going to have to play with
eled to West Gadsden Friday a whole lot more emotion," he
night and brought home a 41-7 said of the weeks to come.
win; He does acknowledge, that
But, Coach Bobby Johns still his team showed some big im-
Health Dept. to offer
'stop smoking' clinic
The Calhoun County Health
Department will be offering the
Freedom From Smoking clinic
formatted from The American
Lung Association. This is the
latest information on how to quit
and stay quit.
A "Thinking About Quit-
ting" session will be held at the
Calhoun County Health Depart-
ment on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 5:30
pm. Interested parties can register
at the session, or by phoning the
Calhoun County Health Depart-
ment at 674-5645 and asking for
Freedom From Smoking is
an eight-session stop-smoking
clinic offered by the Calhoun
County Health Department. A
professionally trained instructor
helps smokers create a supportive
environment to break the smok-
ing addiction. Each smoker who
joins this clinic will develop an
individual plan for quitting.
In the clinic, emphasis will be
on leng-term freedom from smok-
ing. The ex-smokers will identify
the pitfalls of relapse, and care-
fully plan to prevent it. The clinic
includes the latest improved skills
for good stress management,
weight control, assertive com-
munication and exercise -skills
to help them succeed.
During the Freedom From
Smoking clinic, the instructor
will teach a step-by-step method
of changing behavior and quitting
smoking. This group approach
uses positive thinkirig, alterna-
tive behaviors, one-on-one help,
rewards and group support to help
participants stop smoking. There
will be a total of eight classes at
the price of $25.
provement. "As far as making
mistakes, we've corrected some
of those. Now we just have to
play harder and do a better job
Chance Attaway started the
scoring for the Tigers with a five-
yard touchdown run. The extra
point kick by Jacob Williams
The Tigers scored twice in the
second quarter, first on a 13-yard
run by Michael Guilford and
then on a 14-yard TD pass from
Guilford to Garry Reed. Williams,
added the point after touchdown
both times, leaving the halftime
score at 28-0.
With 12 minutes left in the
third quarter, Ryan Baker ran
eight yards for the TD. Williams
added his third PAT of the night,
American Legion Post 272
Come join us as we celebrate our
re-opening after being closed
throughout the summer.
Friday, Sept. 9
Dance to the music of
"Last Ride" starting at 8:30.
Saturday, Sept. 10
*Welcome Back Party**
putting the score at 35-0.
West Gadsden finally got in
the game with 7:40 left in the
fourth quarter with a 35-yard
touchdown run, followed by a
In the final 19 seconds, Greg
Meeks ran 11 yards for the Tigers,
scoring their final touchdown of
the game. The extra-point at-
tempt failed.. The Blountstown
team ended their .second regular
season game with a 41-7 vic-
"We've got to put folks away
and start playing better on of-
fense," Johns said, noting the
Tigers had 300 yards of offense;
West Gadsden had 119.
Guilford was the Tigers' lead-
ing passer with seven completions
of nine attempts for 114 yards and
one touchdown. T.C. Copeland
led his team in rushing, with-l 1
carries for 75 yards. Attaway had
four carries for 38 yards and two
TDs, Baker had four carries for
30 yards and one TD and Meeks
had two carries for 24 yards and
one TD. Titus Overholt had two
catches for 63 yards, while Reed
had three for 33 and one TD.
Defensively, Corey Silcox
had 11 tackles, Josh Savell had
nine, Overholt and Baker each
The Tigers will be taking on
North Florida Christian Friday
night in Blountstown.
"We better be ready," said
Johns, noting that his team has
three challenging games com-
SEPTEMBER 7,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13
LCHS sinks Branford Buccaneers 49-6
by Richard Williams,
The Liberty County Bulldogs
sunk the Branford Bucca-
neers 49-6 as their rushing attack
and swarming defense overloaded
the visitors in high school football
action on the Bristol field Sept. 2.
The win moves Liberty to 2-0 for
The LCHS defense held Bran-
ford to a negative 33 yards rushing
and forced the Bucs to spend most
of the night trying to pass. Liberty's
pass defense kept the ball in front.
most of the night and when the field
got shorter, shut down the attack.
LCHS Head Coach Randy Ro-
land said. with the running game
shut down, his defense used the
strong rush to force quick passes
that stayed in front of the Liberty
"Our kids did a great job adapt-
ing to the pass," Roland said. "Their
only TD came on a blown assign-
ment, but our line did a goodjob up
front controlling the game. As long
as you keep them in front of you,
they aren't going to score."
Liberty's offense also came out
big in their first home game of the
season. LCHS rushed for almost
400 yards and scored seven touch-
downs in the contest.
The first touchdown of the game
came early in the first quarter when
Thad Alston broke an arm tackle at
the line of scrimmage and outraced
the defenders 77 yards for a score.
Alston also scored Liberty's second
touchdown, this time on a 44-yard
run in which the Bulldog-s rook ad-
vantage of solid blocking up front to
start the long play.
LCHS quarterback Jace Ford
scored the next two touchdowns for
the Dawgs: The first on a 70-yard
run which saw Ford shift away from
a tackler, use a downfield blocker
and then a quick cut to score. The
Food donations to be collected
at Friday's Homecoming game
*Bulldog fans donated .500 to help the' victimss of Humicane Katrina
when a bucket as passed around atlast week's game. Fans coming to this
Seek 's homeconine game are urged to brine a few canned food items to be
sent to need\ areas. Of course. .an\ cah vou have to donate would also be
most u welcome Both can be left at the front arJe as % ou enter the came.
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second score came on a one-yard
The Bulldogs held a 27-0 lead
at the half, but the Buccaneers came
out in the second half looking to
change the tide. Facing a Liberty
defense that had shut down the run,
the Bucs came out throwing to start
the half. Short slant passes kept the
ball mo\ ing do\% field.
Liberty's defense sacked the
Branford quarterback on the first
down, and the Bulldogs defense
broke up a second down pass. On
the third do\\ n the Bucs finally got
the score they wanted when a Lib-
erty pla er flashed in front of the
receiver to intercept the pass, but
the defender missed the ball. The
Branford receiver made the catch
and then raced into the end zone.
Branford's t o-point conversion at-
Branford then completed a suc-
cessful onside kick, but their result-
ing drive fizzled out on the Libert
34 yard line.
LCHS needed just four plays to
score their first touchdown of the
second half. With the ball at mid-
field AJ Marlowe simple! outran the
defenders to score for Liberty. The
Bulldogs added another third quar-
ter score when Ford kept the ball
out of the veer and also scored on a
fifty yard runi.
The final touchdown of the night
came on a 32-yard run by John Co-
peland. Copeland was met at the
line of scrimmage, broke the tackle
and then ran to the cornerof the end
zone to give Liberty the 49-6 final
margin of victory.
Roland said the Bulldogs had a
solid effort on both sides of the ball.
He added the Bull:dogs quarteibacik.
Ford, has gotten a lot better running
the veer,' reading the defense and
that has really opened the running
"Ford did a good job at quarter-
back, and then: our running backs
really played hard Alston had a
good game, had a solid effort on of-
fense," Roland said.
The Bulldog. host Bozeman
from Bay County in Liberty Coun-
ty's 2005 Homecoming game Sept.
9. Bozeman is a first year program
in a larger district, and Roland says
he doesn't know what to expect.
"We had a good practice to start
the week," Rofand said. "I think our
guys realize that an\ time you didn't
practice hard and don't play hard
you can get beat."
FSU football fans give $236,600 in Hurricane Relief Drive
day's Florida State University:
vs. Miami football game gave the
FSU family a chance to show the
world the Seminole spirit at its
very best as generous contribu-
tions were made for the victims.
of Hurricane Katrina. More than
$246,600 in donations had been
reported to FSU's hurricane-re-
lief campaign as of Tuesday af-
Of that amount, $130,600 i
cash and checks was collected
Monday evening at Doak Camp- i
bell Stadium by 120 student vol-
unteers and 50 members of the
FSU staff, including Student Af-
fairs and Student Financial Ser-
vices staff who counted the do-
nations in the presence of FSU
had been donated online via
charge or credit card as of Tues-
day by 346 FSU.supporters who.
reported their contributions
through "everything FSU," the
FSU Web site (ww w.fsu.com).
FSU's "Show Your Seminole
Spirit!" hurricane-relief cam-
paign included the following el-
*FSU asked for 120 students
to volunteer to carry collection
buckets at the football game. All
told, more than 230 students, as
well as 50 members of the FSU
staff, participated in the collec-
'A single contributor placed
an $11,000 check in one of the
collection buckets. (The legiti-.
macy of this contribution has
. police.. . been confirmed.) ,- .,
"" 'iadditnon. another' $106 :00*",'', S .t .. o 5 .o.rt4,
currency of the European Union
- turned up in the collection
buckets. The money will be ex-
changed and added to. the Red
printer Ruppshirts Inc. donated
120 American Red Cross/FSU
Hurricane Relief T-shirts for vol-
unteers to wear outside of Doak
"I am grateful to all who gave
their time and money to make
this campaign a success," said
Wetherell. "The level of suffer-
ing we have witnessed by our
neighbors in Louisiana and Mis-
sissippi is indescribable. I hope
that this money will help to im-
prove the situations of some of
these survivors as they begin the
task of rebuilding."
e 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBE 5
the best route to take," he said. "It was
25 feet up to the first level," Brandon
said. "I think I ended up climbing about
50 rigs." He added, "You do what you
have to do."
All communications had been knocked
out on the rigs so the crews didn't know
what was happening with the hurricane
and was unaware that help had arrived.
The crew went through every room,
spending about 20 to 30 minutes on each
rig. They found 27 men and three wom-
en. Many of the survivors were in shock,
Brandon said, adding, "These people
were really lucky to be alive."
When he entered one room, he looked
around and didn't see anyone at first.
Then, he caught a glimpse of something
out of the corer of his eye and realized
several people were huddled under blan-
kets in a comer, sleeping. "They sur-
prised us as much as we surprised them,"
he said. "We kind of bumped one of them
to wake him up. We didn't want to scare
them after what they'd been through," he
Those rescued were lowered down in a
basket harness into a speedboat and taken
to two Coast Guard cutters.
Several of the survivors hugged the
Coast Guard crewmen when they showed
up, but one man ran from them. "When
we asked what he was doing, he tried to
tell us the hurricane was coming back. We
talked to him until he calmed down and
got him on the boat," Brandon said. The
three other workers who had remained on
the rig with him were "as normal as you
can expect," Brandon commented. "They
said it felt like the whole rig was swaying
in the wind. They have life rafts but for-
to begin a three-month machinery techni-
cian school, which will bump up his rank
ABOVE: Brandon and his parents, Winifred and Tim Waldorff. BELOW LEFT Kidding around
with his friend, Jacob White. RIGHT The Decisive. WALKER CLEMMONS PHOTOS
tunately, they realized their best chance
was to stay on the rig."
Fi\e people on those rigs didn't live
through the storm. One of themenstepped
onto the platform to 'lmoke a cigarette but
never came back inside. The crew later
found his body and presumed he died of
a heart attack. It's also suspected that the
other four deaths may have been due to
heart attacks, possible brought on by the
stress of riding out the hurricane.
TAKING ON RESPONSIBILITY
Brandon was supposed to be home a
fel days ago. He had arranged to spend
a week and a half at home in Clarks\ ille
\ ith his parents. Tim and Winifred Wal-
dorff before heading to Virginia Sept. 12
b _, -Lq rCC~4'~L I PL I r
And when he finally got back to land,
he found that Hurricane Katrina left her
mark on his car which he had pur-
chased just three months earlier. The
new Mazda 6, which he'd packed up to
be ready for his drive home, had a wa-
termark just inches below its top and was
filled with mud. The car had been left in
a naval station parking lot, but the storm
moved it 30 feet over and left it turned
He finally caught up with his parents in
Mobile and they brought him home Sun-
day. During this week's visit, Brandon
had a chance to catch up with his brother,
Andy, 24, Andy's wife, Leigh and two-
year-old Lily. Although he takes on a
variety of duties, Brandon's job title with
the Coast Guard is Fireman. His brother
shares that same title, but as a volunteer
with Carr-Clarksville Fire Department.
Since coming back to Calhoun Coun-
ty, Brandon who graduated from Al-
tha School has been catching up with
friends like Jacob White, who stopped by
to visit on the eve of Monday's FSU-Mi-
ami game. The two ha\ en't seen each for
Jacob is in the Air Force, but Brandon
decided a long time ago he preferred the
Coast Guard. "It really intrigued me," he
said, explaining "The jobs they do are not
like any other branch of the service."
He said one thing that impressed him
early on about the Coast Guard was the
fact that, "You get to take on a lot of re-
sponsibility early." After this past \ eek.
he should be really impressed.
SEPTEMBER 7,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15
New Orleans family find shelter with
Bristol relatives after fleeing hurricane
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A s lifelong residents of the New Or-
leans area, Peggy McSpaddin and her
husband, Jimmy Ray, did what they could to
get ready for Hurricane Katrina.
They've ridden out many storms over the
years in their two-story brick home in Ken-
ner, a suburb of New Orleans, and they made
preparations to do so again.
"We'd already gone to the store to buy sup-
plies to stay," she said. "We had two refrig-
erators and a freezer filled with food." When
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin announced:
Aug. 27 that weather forecasters were calling
the approaching hurricane "one of the worst
we'd ever seen," they decided it was time to
Late that night, they started "throwing
things together," she said. "I got my most im-
portant papers, jewelry and just a few clothes.
It's hard to decide what to take," she said.
There was little she could do about their
home to protect its contents, but she did move
about 30 family photo albums upstairs in case
of flood. "But I didn't have time to do any-
thing else. It was really hard."
By 9 a.m. the next morning, the McSpad-
Sdins threw a couple of bags into the small
trunk of their Nissan Altima, put their choco-
late lab Maggie in the back seat, picked up
their son. Nathan Davis, at his apartment and
headed for Bristol. "We just expected we'd be
gone a couple of days and once the power was"
back on, we'd be back home," she said.
But it didn't work out that way.
After the hurricane finally passed, Gulf
Coast residents found out their problems were
FROM HOME TO HOTEL
Danny and Joan McSpaddin's Bristol home
has turned into a hotel as family members
gathered last week to escape the flooding and
hurricane damage along the Gulf Coast.
Peggy is Joan's sister, who married Dan-
ny's brother, Jimmy Ray, making theirs an
extra-close family with plenty, of overlapping
Also joining the family gathering isJohnny
Trapani, Peggy and Joan's brother, who drove
behind the MNcSpaddins to Bristol after hav-
ing to leave his treasured Harley Davidson
behind. He left his motorcycle at the decal
Shop where he heorked in Ne%\ Orleans after,
using a big forklift to pick it up and position it
five feet off the floor atop a steel workbench
to protect it from floodwaters, according to
Danny McSpaddin. He drove in Aug. 28 with
a couple of suitcases and his golf clubs, his
Peggy McSpaddin is shown seated above with her dog. Maggie. in front, son Nathan Davis, left,
and her brother, Johnny Trapani, kneeling at right. Her husband, Jimmy Ray McSpaddin, is not
pictured. Standing behind Peggy is her sister, Joan, and brother-in-law Danny McSpaddin and
Peggy's son, Nathan, 30, left the apartment
he shares with friends in New Orleans and is
staying with his aunt and uncle as \ell.
-He has a stepbrother who is serving in
Iraq. Richie McSpaddin. 32. \\as due home
the second week of Sept. to be reunited with
his wife, Pam, and two-year-old son. The hur-
ricane destroyed the base housing they were
scheduled to move into upon his return.
Peggy and Joan's parents have also arrived
TERESA EUBANKS PHOTO
in Bristol. The McSpaddins' neighbors on
Hoe Cake Road. Twyla and George Sanders,
arranged to get them settled into a mobile
home at Lake M\ stic.
The McSpaddins Iboth sets) are still
checking in and trying to find out what has
happened with the rest of their family.
Danny McSpaddin is very concerned
about his 77-year-old father, who also lives
in Kenner. They were unable to locate him
for several days but now believe he may be
in Georgia. "He's still unaccounted for," said
Danny. "We've tried every phone number we
could...he's in feeble health."
The mother-in-law of one of Danny's
nephews found a unique way to get out of
New Orleans. "She was in the Lower Ninth
Ward and had been missing for days," Dan-
ny said. They later-leared she was staying
with her boyfriend, former Senator Sammy
Nunez. When they were flooded out, "They
sw ani from his house and ended up on a barge
on the-Mississippi Ri er, which in turn took
them to Baton Rouge. They got off there,"
he said. The family just learned that she was
At one point this past week, the McSpad-
dins expected to be pro\ hiding shelter for nine
As of Tuesday, Joan's sister and brother-
in-law had headed back for a one day trip in
hopes of checking on their home. And while
it's tough being uprooted, it's even harder
having your family scrambling in different di-
rections looking for shelter. "Unfortunately,
we all had to go to different places. That is
really the hardest part," said Peggy. "I have
five children and seven grandchildren andI'm
really close to them."
The McSpaddins may have even' more
family members arriving. "We've got peo-
ple coming in and out," said Joan. 'Things
change from da) to day," but the\ expect to be
housing folks through the end of the month,
if not longer.
Anyone % ho would like to offer some as-
sistance to the family can do so by calling the
McSpaddins at 643-3640. Their most press-
ing need is for housing and meals, although
the family says the community has already
been generous. particularly\ in bringing in
IT'S GREAT, THEN IT'S GONE
S"In a way. I'm sort of afraid of going back.
not know ing what's going on," said PeggY.
"It's hard to imagine," she said, referring to
the changes in home, family and work. "One
minute, everything's great and the next min-
ute. everything's gone."
It's unlikely she'll have a job to return to,
she said, after hearing that Charito Hospital.
%\here she has worked as a nurse for the past
14 years, will be closed. But on the chance
they nught remain in operation, "I've already
contacted our human resources department to
give my name in case they need help."
In the meanwhile, "Joan and Danny are
taking good care of us. Thank God for fam-
Sprucing up for
Goat Day 2005
The board members of Keep Calhoun
County Beautiful in Blountstown were
busy painting at Sam Atkins Park
Monday to get ready for next month's
Goat Day festival. They are working
in collaboration with the Rotary Club
to eliminate litter at the county park in
hopes everyone will use these trash
containers during park events. Pictured
standing, left to right: Marilyn Waller,
Doris Traylor and Joann Roberson;
inside the receptical, Mini Johnson and
WALKER CLEMMONS PHOTO
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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7,2005
Cheerleaders display lots of
school spirit during pep rally
by Jessica Smith
Last Friday a pep rally was
held in honor of the Altha Junior
High, Junior Varsity, and Varsity
volleyball players. The cheer-
leaders displayed their school
spirit with their new upbeat
dance to Ciarras' "1,2, Step." I
later asked a couple of volley-
ball players if they enjoyed the
pep rally and these were their
responses. Caitlyn Bruner, #17
said, "It was great. The cheer-
leaders did a great job." Hannah
Waldorff, #18, replied, "I thought
it was a good idea to have one
for the volleyball players!"
Also, I approached a couple
of cheerleaders and asked them
how they would describe the pep
rally? Morgan Swilley, a varsity
cheerleader this year, said, I
think that the pep rally went well
but it would have been better if
the high school would have co-
Patricia Williams also a var-
sity cheerleader replied," I think
it went well but we have a lot of
new cheerleaders who are still
getting the hang of things, but
otherwise it \ as good 'experi-
by Patricia Williams
It's early in the school year
but the Altha weightlifters are
already hard at work preparing
for the upcoming season. The
Wildcats train hard everyday
while eagerly awaiting the con-
struction of their new weight
room. Sure, it isn't always easy
to have 25 kids working out in a
small weight room at one time,
but the Cats are making it work,
so they can have a successful
season. The team is really hop-
inig to have the new weight room
ready by the start of the girls'
season in the beginning of De-
cember. The.team gained a few
members this year and lost a few
seniors, including state qualifier
Kevin Barton and the girls' team
captain, Alicia McClellan. This
year's seniors are really look-
ing to go above and beyond this
year and really prove what they
are made of. The boys' team
captain, Nick Hansford, is al-
ready encouraging everyone to
try their hardest to be undefeated
this year. Good Luck, Wildcats!'
by Patricia Williams
Altha's Student Council is
currently holding its annual
Yankee Candle sale. The sale
started Aug. 22 and will con-
tinue through Sept. 12. Student
Council will use these profits
to help with the costs for this
year's homecoming. If you are
interested in buying any Yankee
Candles let a Student Council
member know before the 12th,!..,
The big finish to the Wildcats'first pep rally of the year.
JESSICA SMITH PHOTO
TAKING THE ASVAB
On Aug. 31 the students of
Altha Public School in the 11th
grade participated in taking the
Armed Services Vocational Ap-
titude Test, also know as the AS-
VAB. The ASVAB is a test gen-
erated to not only test your skills
in the academic areas, but also
areas outside of the academic
community. This test is one of
the most widely used aptitude
tests in the nation. Starting in
1968 the United States Depart-
ment of Defense began to pro-
vide high schools and post-sec-
ondary schools across the nation
with the ASVAB multi-aptitude
In a few weeks students from
Altha Public School will begin
to receive their test results. This
test is designed to help students
pick an occupation that they are
already skilled in and help them
decide on colleges and what
classes to take to get them to the
occupation that interests them.
There are nine areas in which
each student is tested, ranging
from science to mathematics
and from electric to mechanical
fields. This test has been proven
to help students find a career in
and out of the armed services.
by Kasey Roberts
On Monday, Sept. 19, 2005
Freshman/Senior night will be
held in the Altha Public School
cafeteria. All freshman and se-
niors along with their parents
and/or guardians are invited
to attend. Freshman night will
begin at 6 p.m. covering items
such as required courses, elec-
tive courses, extra-curricular
activities, and many other sih-
jects. Senior night will begin at
7 p.m. and will include scholar-
ship deadlines, graduation re-
quirements, your high school
portfolio, applying for colleges
and discussion of other issues
that affect seniors. All seniors
and freshman are encouraged to
.Atha School is hosting a mid-
dle school Student/Parent Night
on Thursday, Sept. 8. Sixth grade
students and parents will meet at
6 p.m. Seventh and 8th grade
students and parents will meet at
7 p.m. Both sessions will be held
in the school cafeteria.
This night is dedicated to help
keep parents and students better
informed. Whether your child is
transitioning into middle school
or promoting to a new grade
within middle school, the infor-
mation provided will help you be
actively involved in your child's
Topics to be covered include
attendance policy, tardy policy,
procedures for. absences, dress
code, middle school expecta-
tions,.teachers' expectations, re-
minders, hints and helpful sug-
Research shows two very im-
portant factor for your student's
success are parental expecta-
tions/involvement and the class-
room teacher. Let's work to-
gether for your child's success.
Please make plans to attend.
Teachers will not be available
for individual conferences at
this time. Please call the school
to schedule a parent/teacher
conference at a more opportune
time. Thank you for you atten-
tion to this matter.
ALTHA WILDCATS SCHOOL CALENDAR
Aug. 26: VB Wewa at home V,3:30 and FFA Chapter Presidents
Conference in Ocala
Aug. 27: Chipola Tourney
Aug. 29: VB Bristol at home JR. High double header
Aug. 30: School Day Pictures; VB Bonifay at home JV,V 4/5:30
Although four years have passed since the
terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the tragic
events of that day remain fresh in the minds of
most Americans. We're proud to be Americans,
and we are forever grateful to the brave men
and women of our Armed Forces. both past and
present, who fight to protect our freedom and the
American way of life. They are our heroes, and we
salute their courage. patriotism and dedication.
God bless our soldiers,
and God bless America.
CITY TIRE Co.
i Hwy. 20 West Blountstown 674-8784
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Lowfat or whole
milk served with all meals
Lunch: Beef patty with gravy,
mashed potatoes, green beans,
fruit cup, rolls.
Lunch: 'Beef vegetable soup,
fruit cup, cookie.
Lunch: Red beans with sausage,
steamed rice, mustard greens,
fruit cup,.corn bread.
Lunch: Hot dog on bun, baked
beans, cole slaw, fresh fruit,
Lunch: Burrito, whole-kernel
corn, tortilla chips with salsa,..
All menus are subject to change
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A variety of fruits and
Vegetables or fruit juice and a
Choice of lowfat or whole milk
I served with all meals.
Breakfast Cinnamon apples, sau-
sage link, waffles with syrup.
Lunch: Chicken-fried steak, rice
Icorn bread, orange wedges.
Breakfast Bananas, ready-to-eat
cereal, peanut butter toast.
Lunch: TacosTaco salad, lettuce,
tomato, cheese, banana, peanut
Breakfast Chilled orange juice,
.sausage patty, pancakes with
Lunch: Cheeseburgers on buns,
potato rounds with catsup, Cali-
fornia mixed Vegetables, spice-
Breakfast Chilled pears, cheese
grits, banana nut muffin.
Lunch: Vegetable beef soup, I
peanut butter/jelly sandwiches,
orange sections, saltines.
Breakfast Chilled peaches, ham
slice, biscuits with jelly.
Lunch: Pizza, tossed salad,
green beans, chocolate or vanilla
All menus are subject to change
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on Saturday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m. 11 p.m.(CT)
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Liberty Schools disaster relief fundraiser
Hosford Elementary and Junior
High, W.R. Tolar and Liberty
County High Schools will be host-
ing a drive to help in the relief ef-
forts due to Hurricane Katrina and
Your Valu-Rite store with
a full selection of drugs,
greeting cards, film, health
and beauty aid supplies
17324 Main Street North,
LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED
they need your help.
The Salvation Army and The
American Red Cross are in need
of monetary donation as well as
supplies. The following is a list
of supplies that could help many
people who are now homeless and
Clothing (any size)
Baby Items (Formula, Diapers,
Please feel free to send any
of .theses items to your school or
you may bring them to the Varsity
Football Homecoming Game on
Friday, Sept. 9. There will-be a
trailer awaiting supplies and it is
our goal, as a community, to fill it
Set a goal send something ev-
eryday next week! It is our promise
to you that these items will make it
to our neighboring states who are in
desperate need of our help.
Let us be thankful that it is not
us by giving to those who are in
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LIBERTY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING COURT Pictured from left
to right; Ashlie Parrish, Elizabeth Sheiring, Whitney Taylor, Julie Brock, Serrina Daw-
son, Chelsea Creel (9th Grade Attendant), Leah Stoutamire (10th Grade Attendant),
Deanna Parrish (11th Grade Attendant). LCHS PHOTO
Coronation Thursday night; Homecoming parade Friday
HOMECOMING Lib- LCHS DAWGS coronation.
erty County High School began CALENDAR OF EVENTS The 'LCHS parade will be on
Spirit Week Friday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. Line-up
I Wednesday, Sept. 7 | begins at 12:30 p.m.
.. We encourage the entire cor-
Thursday, Sept. 8 Hat -:
Day; Coronation 8 Hat I munity to get involved in this
Day; Coronation mie a de Friday
Friday, Sept. 9 Garnet year's Homecoming Parade. If
and Gold Day you would like to participate,
L please call Robyn Carpenter at
homecoming celebrations on. 643-2241, ext. 221.
Aug 30. The entire student body VOLLEYBALL Varsi-
enjoyed a program put on by ty Volleyball game in Bristol
Homecoming Queen candidates, against West Gadsden, Sept.8
ROTC and the LCHS Student at 5 p.m.
Council to elect the 2005 Home- FOOTBALL JV Football
coming Queen. game in Bristol against Sneads-
The theme of this year's cel- Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Cornation will
ebration was Bulldogs Shine on take place at half time
the Big Screen. The girls arrived JV football game in Bristol
in style in a limo and walked the aains( Bozeman Bucks will be
red carpet surrounded by their held Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.
fans. Each girl then acted outa ATTENTION SENIORS
scene from her favorite movie. Senor
Senior portraits with Mr.
The 12 girls trying out for
Frangoulis will be taken on
Homecoming Queen were Julie W C
Wednesday, Sept.. 7 at LCHS.
Brock, Kristin Lefeavers, Elba WednesdaySept. 7 at LH.
BRegado, KriinaLefeDawsoneri There will be a $25 sitting fee.
Regalado, Serrina Dawson, Sheri
Tucker, Amanda Geiger, Ashlie Senior pictures are to be
O arrish, Elizabeth Shierling, tumed in to Mrs. Austin by Oct
W H O Whitney Taylor, Leeann Rog- 7 to be included in the yearbook
ers, Jolene Schmarje and Shena senior section: After this date
SPullam. All of the girls did an there will be a $20 fee for late
s excellent job. submissions.
The student body then went Drape/formal senior pictures
back to their homerooms and for the newspaper graduation
even days a week? Look
m Directory the official selected five girls to represent section need to be turned in to
LCHS Homecomoing Court. The Mrs. Austin by Nov. 10 to be
lountstown, Bristol, and
ountstown, Bristol, and girls selected are Julie Brock, included in the graduation sec-
irectory for the. area* To Serrina Dawson, Ashlie Parrish, tion.
d economical advertising Elizabeth Shierling and Whitney Senior ads for the yearbook
2006 GT Corn Directory. Taylor; are now onr sale. Call Mrs. Austin
S..cr;n iwe T Corn Directorv local On Thursday night, Sept. 8 at 643-2241; ext. 253 for prices
I esal-..: .n fili al -nirII Put.iishing
U:,,1 .i .erfn c.ri.,r-, or..:.i Alitel during half-time of the JV Foot- and size. All ads need to be re-
. ~a',rn 15-rArTt elor during
'. r, 0 rg,,-,, error, ball game the coronation will be served with a 25 percent deposit
held and the new Homecoming by Nov. 23.
Queen will be crowned. Also par-, Orders will be placed on Sept.
G" ticipating in the Coronation will 7 at 8 a.m. An $80 deposit will
-- be the attendants from grades be needed to place an order.
9-11. The 9th grade attendant is MATH STUDY SKILL -
motew Chelsea Creel, the 10th grade is Always write down your as-
Leah Stoutamire, and the 11th signments. Do not rely on your
grade is Deanna Parrish. memory to recall all assignments
Everyone is invited to the fi,,m .J yooa class'es.'.. :
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I i Chipola College enrollment up for fall semester
is up three percent this fall at
Chipola College continuing a
positive trend that began in the
Fall of 2002.
According to Dr. Jayne Rob-
erts, Dean of Enrollment Ser-
vices, a total of 2,191 students
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Notice of Public Hearing and Proposed
Change of Liberty County Districts
The Liberty County Commissioners will hold a joint
public hearing with the Liberty County- School Board
on Sept 22 at 7 p.m. in the courtroom of the Coun; t
Courthouse, Bristol, Florida to" review the proposed-
redrawing of district lines pursuant to the mandate of
Article VIII, Section 1(e), Constitution of the State of
Florida, which provides in part as follows:
"...after each decennial census the board of
county commissioners shall divide the county into
:;districts of contiguous territory as nearly equal in
population as practicable..."
Interested citizens are invited to attend the hearing
and be heard regarding the redistricting plan. A copy
,of the plan is available for public inspection at the of-
fice of the Clerk of the Court, as well as the Supervisor
of Elections' office.
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were enrolled through the final
day of late registration, com-
pared to 2,132 last Fall. College-
officials expect this figure to rise
once high school dual-enrollment
registrations are added. Many of
the college's Workforce Develop-
ment programs also will continue
to enroll students throughout the
Fall and Spring enrollment has-
remained above the 2,000 student-
mark since 2002. Roberts reports
that the addition of bachelor's de-
grees to the Chipola curriculum
and the presence of university
programs on the Chipola campus
have contributed to the increase in
students. Roberts said her office
fields numerous inquiries about
the college's bachelor's degree
programs in Secondary Math-
ematics and Science Education.
Chipola College president
Dr. Gene Prough said, "We are
pleased that so man\ students are
taking ad\ antage of the opportu-
nities available at Chipola. It is
our goal to make college more
accessible to the citizens of our
Of the 2.191 students enrolled.
60 percent are freshmen. One-
third of all students are complete-
ly new to the college experience.
'classified as first-time freshmen.
Females constitute 60 percent of
the student bod\. Half of all stu-
dents fall in the 1 -19 age range.
Roughly half of the- students
aie cni-rlled on a .full-iiime basis.,
with the other half taking less than
12 semester hours. The majority
of students take courses only dur-
.ing the day; -while 300 students
Attend only evening courses. An-
other 400 students are enrolled in
a combination of day and evening
The college's new Student
Services Building \as warmlh-
recei\ed students registering this
Fall. Thanks to the $4 million
students-now ha e the full range
of Chipola College were recog-
nized for ears of sert ice dur-
ing the first staff ineeting of the
school year on August 15.
Eniployees were awarded
certificates in five-year incre-
ments. The following were rec-
Five years: Pennn Bevis, John
Gardner, Mark Panichella, Lau-
rie Berry, Nell Donaldson, Bo-
ris Granberry. Nancy Johnson,
Sheila Mercer. Jeremy Smith.
Ten years: Dr. Jeff Bodart.
Byron Quive), Allan Tid\\ell.
Fifteen years: Bruce White,
Alice Pendergrass. Gayle Dun-
can. Annie Graham.
Twenty years. BettyBroome,
Dr. Ste\e Shimmel. Diane Tim-
Twenty-five years:- Wayne
Herring. Jane Walker.
Thirty years: S\bil Cloud.
Carole Edenfield. Mary M. Mc-
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Social Workers Association meets at Chipola College
S MARIANNA Social Work Florida Social Work Program students from FSU Panama City
S professionals and students met on the Chipola campus, said. are also completing internship
recently at Chipola College for "Social Workers take an active hours in local agencies
an organizational meeting of and positive role in improving Agencies interested in student
the local unit of The National the lies of the residents of our interns should contct Sherri
Association of Social Workers counties. They enter the \\work- Stone. at 526-2761. E\t. 3356.
NASWi. place with training and skills .rea social workers interested
NASW has a Florida Chapter specifically focused on assess- in joining the local NASW unit
and an Emerald Coast Unit that ing needs, locating resources should email'their contact infor-
includes members in Calhoun. and providing assistance." BSW o stone@ e he
mation to sstoneo'u%%f.edu. The
Liberti. Bay, Jackson. Wash- students in the UWF program m e .
ington, and Holmes counties. at Chipola will be entering field next meeting is scheduled for
The group of 40 discussed so- placements in the spring. MSW Nonda. Sept. 19.
cial work issues in the state and
in the Panhandle and to discuss 'All My Sons'auditions Sept. 12 & 13
sen ice acti\ cities and continuing
education opportunities for local MARIANNA Chipola for tighter planes. One batch of
social workers. College \\ill hold auditions for cylinders turned out defective.
Those present represented a the .Arthur Miller drama "All MN1 but there wasn't enough time to
\ariety of occupations includ- Sons." Sept. 12 and 13 at 6 p.m. fix the engines. "All My Sons"
ing corrections, elder care, drug in the college theater. Scripts explores the dangers of unprin-
abuse treatment, mental health. are available for checkout in the cipled greed, the limits of fam-
hospice, children's services, Chipola Library. ily loyalty and the importance of
physical and developmental dis- The Pulitzer-Prize \\inning taking responsibility.
abilities. Department of Health. Arthur Miller pla\ chronicles The Chipola production will
Juvenile Justice, and community the life of businessman Joe run Nov. 3-6.
Support services. Keller. During World War II For information, contact di-
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of student services-from admis-
sions to graduation- in one place
for the first time in the college's
58-year history. "They were
pleasantly surprised to find that
they could take care of all their
business in a matter of steps," said
Chipola offers college. credit
courses during the da\ and eve-
ning, and also through indepen-
dent study. The college awards
the Associate in Arts IAA) De-
gree. a two-year degree that guar-
antees acceptance to Florida's 11
public universities. The college
also awards bachelor's degrees
in Secondary Education \ ith ma-
jors in mathematics and science.
Chipola's UnitersitN Center of-
fers classes on the Chipola cam-
pus leading to bachelor's degrees
and advanced degrees from the
SUniversity of West Florida, Flori-
da State University and Troy Uni-
Chipola also offers Associate
in Science degrees and certifi-
cates in Workforce Development
programs that provide train-
ing for high \age. jobs. Several
. Workforce programs feature
open-enrollment throughout the
The Continuing Education De-
partment offers lifelong learrung
opportunities in a variety of areas
ranging from computers to real
estate. Custom courses and work-
shops also are a\ ailable for busi-
nesses and organizations.
For admission information.
call 850-718-2211, or visitt w\\.
~, .,r. .r,
Employees of Chipola College were recently recognized for
years of service. Employees were awarded five-year plaques
to mark their anniversaries. The following were recognized:
Twenty-five years-from left: Wayne Herring, Jane Walker.
S CmHPOLA PHOTO
Chipola employees awarded for service
Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAILSEPTEMBER 7,2005
care for the elderly in northern
Florida, southern Alabama and
southern Georgia is about to get
better through a new $2 mil-
lion Geriatric Education Center
(GEC) involving departments at
Florida State University, Florida
A&M University and the. Uni-
versity of South Alabama.
Older patients are the high-
est users of health care services,
medications, nursing home stays
and hospitalizations, and yet
health-care pro iders of all r.types
have received inadequate train-
ing in geriatrics.
Each of the three states in-
volved in the new\ GEC has
fewer geriatricians per capital
than the national average. And-
like the rest of the country, the
region faces severe shortages of
nurse practitioners, pharmacists.
Social workers and other allied
health professionals v ith special
training in geriatrics. -
S "While itis unlikely there \ ill
S ever be enough geriatric spe-
cialists in e\er held of health
care, an achievable goal is to en-
sure that all providers-have the
knowledge, skills and attitudes
to prot ide quality\ care for older
S people," said Dr. Kenneth Brum-
mel-Smith. GEC project director
and the Charlotte Edwards Ma-
guire professor and chair in the
FSU College of Medicine's de-
S apartment of geriatrics.
-- Funded by the federal Health
.Resources arid Services Admin-
istration. Geriatric Education
Centers serve local conmuni-
tiesby strengthening multidisci-
Splinary training of health profes-
.- signals in assessment, chronic
disease syndromes, care plan-
ning and cultural competence
: -: unique to older Americans.
Since 1985. GECs nationwide
have trained more than 450.000
health care professionals from
S all disciplines to better serne the
rapidly expanding older adult
The FSU College of Medi-
cine department of geriatrics led
a collaborative effort ith other
colleges, schools and depart-
ments at FSU, FAMU and USA
to obtain the.,five-year grant.
Together, the .consortium will
provide training in geriatrics for
providers in professions such as
medicine, nursing, pharmacy, re-
habilitation therapies and social
About 35. funded Geriatric
Education Centers are operating
in the United States, including
two in Florida, which are located
at the University of Miami anid
the Universlr) of Souih Florida.
FSU's Live Oak GEC \till
differ from the others by focus-
ing on health-care prove iders that
-er\e rural and urban under-
senred and ninoritr elders. In
addition to the Panhandle and
the areas of Georgia and Ala-
bama bordering the Panhandle.
.training will take place through
the regional campuses of FSUL's
College of Medicine in Orlando.
Pensacola and Tallahassee and is,
expected to expand to the net'
Sarasota campus. -
While initially .the GEC will
seek to educate faculty) in the
participating institutions, ulti-
mately these trained faculty will
help strengthen the- geriatrics
expertise of other providers in
their own local health-care com-
munities. In particular, the FSU
College of Medicine \ill be of-
fering expanded geriatrics train-
ing opportunities to affiliated
community physicians in all
specialties and to other health-
care professionals at the regional
FSU's participating depart-
ments include the lead institu-
tion, the College of Medicine,
as well ai the School of Nursing
and the College of Social Work.
In addition, faculty from the
department of food; nutrition,
and exercise sciences of the Col-
lege of Human Sciences. the
department of conmmunication
disorders, the College of Infor-
mnation. and the Pepper Institute
for Aging and Social Polic are
in\olhed. Partners from FAMU
are the School of Allied Health
Sciences and the College of:
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences. The partner at the Uni-
\ersitN of South Alabama is the
College of Nursing.
served as the medical .director
of the Oregon Health Sciences
University GEC and as presi-
dent of the American Geriatrics
Society. Dr. Alice Pomidor, as-
sociate project :director, :is an
associate professor of geriatrics
at FSU and previously served as
primary faculty in the Western
Reserve GEC in Ohio.
Regions hurricane relief efforts
"Regions Financial Corporation
(NYSE:RF) is accepting dona-
tions for AAmerican Red Cross
Hurricane Katrina relief efforts at
Regions Bank branches across the'
company's 16-state footprint in
the South. lidwest andTexas,,in-
cluding the Blountsto n bank.
In addition, Regions is show-
ing its support for the communi-
ties impacted by Hurricane Ka-
trina b. offering special sen icee
to the residents and customers in
those emergency relief areas. The
bank has \ aived ATM and check-
cashing fees for residents and
customers in the affected area,
and Regions Bank customers in
those same impacted areas can
defer some loan and credit card
payments, increase credit limits
on credit cards and get special
discounts and introductory rates
on newt equity loans and lines of
credit."Our first concern is for the
physical %\ell-being of our associ-:
ates and their families and the in-
numerable others who have been
impacted by Hurricane Katrina,"
said Regions President and CEO
Jackson W. Moore.
FSU College of Medicine helps
land $2 million geriatrics grant
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Nineteen million in grants available to help
private landowners conserve wildlife habitat
from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service announced $19 mil-
lion in competitive funding for
40 states and territorial fish and
wildlife agencies under the Bush
Incentive Program (LIP). The
program supports collaborative
efforts. with private landowners
interested in conserving natural
habitat for species at risk, in-
cluding Federally listed endan-
gered or threatened species and
proposed or candidate species,
on private land while these in-
dividuals continue to engage in
traditional land-use practices.
conservation of imperiled spe-
cies, must be a partnership be-
tw\een the American people and
their governmentt" said Inte-
rior Secretary Gale Norton. "By
providing these grants, we em-
power citizens to restore habi-
tat on their land and take other
steps to protect and recover en-
dangered. threatened and at-risk
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For example, the state of Ne-
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restore more than 10,000 acres
of prairie by providing land-
owners with technical and fi-
nancial assistance to improve
at-risk species habitat. Projects
will include innovative and
sustainable grazing techniques,
haying, prescribed burning, tree
and brush clearing, ecologically
sensitive weed control. prairie
restoration and the purchase of
LIP, funded through compet-
itive grants with money from
the Soil and Water Conserva-
tion Fund, establishes or sup-
plements existing landowner
incentive programs that provide
technical or financial. assis-
tance to private landowners. All
grants need to be matched by at
least 25percent from non-fed-
Landowners interested in
participating in the LIP should
contact their state fish and wild-
life agency. For more informa-
tion about the grant programs.
please visit the Service's Web-
site at http://federalaid.fws.
may also contact: Landow\ner'
Incentive Program, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Ser ice, Division
of Federal Assistance. 4-401 N.
Fairfax Drive. IS-FA4020. Ar-
lington. VA 22203 or call (703
The .Catalogue for Federal
Domestic Assistance number is
One of the states with fund-
ing is Florida with $655,000.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service is the principal Federal
agency responsible for conserv-
ing, protecting and -enhancing
fish, wildlife and plants and
their habitats for the continuing
benefit of the American people.
The Service manages the 95-
million-acre National Wildlife
Refuge System, which encom-
passes 545 national wildlife re
fuges, thousands of small wet-
lands and other special man-
agement areas. It also operates
69 national-fish hatcheries, 63
Fish and Wildlife Management
offices and 81 ecological ser-
vices field stations. The agency
enforces federal wildlife laws,
administers the Endangered
Species Act, manages migra-
tory bird populations. restores
nationally significant fisheries,
consenes and restores wildlife
habitat such as wetlands, and
helps foreign governments with
their conservation efforts. It also
oversees the Federal Assistance
program, which distributes
hundreds of millions of dollars
in excise taxes on fishing and
hunting equipment to state fish
and wildlife agencies.
Liberty County School Board
is proposing changes to the following policy:
A public hearing on the policy will
be held on Sept. 13, 2005 at the
Liberty County Administrative Offices,
Hwy. 12 South, Bristol, FL 32321
at 7:30 p.m.
Copies of the policies are available
at the Superintendent's Office.
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Men over50 to urged to consider prostate screening
TALLAHASSEE As the SEPTEI
Florida Department of Health
(DOH) observes September cancer. The Ai
as Prostate Cancer Awareness Society estimi
-Month, DOH Secretary John men in Florida
O. Agwunobi, M.D.; M.B.A., tate cancer duri
M.P.H., encourages men, over Among Ame
the age of 50; to make an ap- tate cancer is th
pointment to see a physician to cancer, excludi
discuss prostate screening. according tto
"Being screened for prostate Cancer. Society
cancer may embarrass some that during 200
men; however, the screen- new cases of
ing is a critical test that can X% ill be diagnose
save lives," said Agwunobi. States and 19,6
"African-American men and cancers will b
S men who have a close relative Florida. accord
with a prostate cancer diagno- da Cancer Data
sis may be at an increased risk wide population
and should consider beginning registry.
screenings as early as age 45." DOH encoul
Prostate cancer is the second aw are of the ri
leading cause of cancer death in ciated with dev
Florida, exceeded only by lung cancer and take
ALTHA Katrine Jones,.76, passed away
Thursday. Sept. 1,2005. She was a member of Union
Hill Baptist Church and Chapter 22 of the Disabled
-Vets. She enjoyed embroidery, sewing and will be
remembered as a caring ~\oman who was devoted
to her family.
Survivors include her husband. Robert "Bob"
S; Jones of Atha: one son, Danny Jones and his w ife,
Jean of Cary\ille; one daughter, Joyce Varnum
and her husband, Jim of Altha; one brother. Lelan
Golden of Columbus, GA; five sisters, Earline,
Aline. Roseline. Ele\ ine and Dot; four grandchil-
dren. Tre. Brandie. Clayton and Jesse.
Services were held Sunday. Sept. 4. 42005 at
Sunny Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church \ ith Re%.
Chris Goodman officiating. Interment followed in
Sunny Hill Church Cemetery.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of the
WBER IS PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
rates that 2.570
\ ill die of pros-
rican men, pros-
e most common
ng skin cancers.
. It is estimated
5 about 232,090
ed in the United
50 new prostate
e diagnosed in
ing to the Flori-
System, a state-
races men to be
sk factors asso-
an active role in
their health. Factors that may
..increase the risk of developing
prostate cancer include:
*Age As a man ages, his
risk increases. The average age
of patients at the time of diag-
nosis is 70.
*Race -The disease is much
more common in, African-
American men than in'white
men. It is less common in Asian
and AmericanT Indian men.
*Family history of prostate
cancer If a man's father or
brother has had the disease. es-
pecially at an earls age, the risk
*Diet and -dietary factors
A diet high in aninial fat and
lower in fruits and vegetables
nma increase the risk of pros-
DOROTHY MARTIN STRENGTH
WEWAHITCHKA Dorothy Martin
Strength, 83, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1,
2005 in Blountstown. A native of Dale County.
AL, she came to Gulf County in 1949 and had
been a resident of Wewahitchka since 1952. She
was a charter member of the Westside Baptist
Church. \\here she taught Sunday school and
sang in the choir. She also \vas aimember of the
\Wew ahitchka Chapter 229, Order of the Eastern
Star for almost 50 years. She was a store manager
for Webb's 5 & 10, and was a loving wife and
SSur\ i\ ors include her husband of 64-years,
Milton Strength: t\\o sons, John Strength and the
late Dot ). Strength of Senoia. GA. and Jimmy
SStrength and wife, Darlene of Altha: her daugh-
ter, Sherry Whitson and her husband. Mickey of
Jackson\ ille: four brothers, Horace Martin. Tom-
my Martin and wife. Louise. Ray Martin and his
wife Sallie Mlne aill iof otnrhnn AI. and Edsel
DOROTHY D. BARKER
DOH- D B k 9i Mnartin and his \wife. Nita of Panama City: two
QUINCY Dorothy D. Barker, 91, passedaway
,, D. ".... sisters. Kathleen Blackmon of We\\ahitchka and
Wednesday. Aug. 31. 2005. She r\as an elementary
her m Santa Rosa and Gadsden counties for 3 Robbie Nell of Henisar. AL: eight grandchildren:
teachers. In 19Santa Rosa anmod to Gadsden c ountie from eight great-grandchidrenalo man nieces and
years. In 1953. she moved to Gadsden Co. from h
S Santa Rosa Co. She was active in the Centenary nep ew s.
United Methodist Church and the Greensboro Unit- Ser\ices were held Sundas. Sept. 4.005 at the
ed NMethodist Church Thrift Shop for many years. Westside Baptist Church with Rev. Derrick Ger-
S She was predeceased by her husband. Joseph berand Rev.BrianWhitson officiating. Interment
W.Barker. followed in the family plot in Jehu Cemetery.
S Survivors include a devoted friendlCharles Hub- Those who \wish may make contributions in
bard Sr. of Quincy: a daughter Rosanne Barkerer r memory to the Westside Baptist Church.
and her husband, Dr. James Neill of Tallahassee: Comforter Funeral Home in VWewahitchka was
-four nieces, Virginia Tindel of Tallahassee. Louise in charge of the arrangements.
McKelv and Olive Wylie. both of Pensacola and
Evelyn Prosser and her husband. Bill of Ardmore.
OK; three nephews. Dr. Raymond Tindel and his
-wife, Gretel of Chicago. IL. Ed\ward Allen and his __ __
wife, Sue of Pensacola. and Michael McKelv; and
Shis w ife. Wanda of Birmingham. AL: a number of I
great-grandnieces and nephews and a host of friends Liberty County EMS
and beloved neighbors. advertisement for
Services were held Saturday. Sept. 3. 2005 at Medical Director
Centenary Uited Methodist Church in Quinc. .
Centenary United Methodist Church in Quinc'. The Liberty County Board of. County Commissioners is adver-
Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery in tising for the position of Medical Director for the EMS Program.
Quincy. The criteria for Medical Director is set up in Florida Adminis-
emorialcontribuions may be made to Cente- rate Code 64E-2004. Any interested persons who qua-
Sons may be made to Cente- ies under this rule may submit a bid for a year of services to
nary United Methodist Church. 206 N. Madison St.. Liberty County Board of County Commissioners at: P.O. Box
Quincy, FL,32351 or Greensboro United Methodist 399. Bristol, FL, 32321. All applications may be picked up and
S. submitted to Robert Hill. Clerk of Court at the same address.
Church Thrift Shop. P.O. Box 39. Greensboro. FL, The monetary bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope and
32330 or to your favorite charity. marked Medical Direclor to the above address prior to 4 p.m.
S- on Sept. 8, 2005. You may contact Ben Guthrie at 643-5866 for
-,,-;A-;_unc.y was. n more information or to get a copy of the Florida Administrative
chnarge-o'tfie g-rangees. e-gverning Medical director oLoLr 18r :.i -
Men who may have any of
these risk factors may want to
consult their physician regard-
ing beginning- annual screen-
ings. Contact your local county
health department for prostate
activities being conducted in
The state of Florida has seen
a steady decline in the age-ad-
justed incidence rate of pros-
tate cancer since peaking in
1992, as the Prostate Specific
Antigen iPSA') test for prostate
cancer came into general use.
This trend has been seen both
among Non-Hispanic Whites
and Non-Hispanic Blacks. All
cancers diagnosed in. the state
of Florida are reported to the
Florida Cancer Data System,
the state ide. population-based
registry to monitor the occur-
rences of cancer for the entire
For more information on
prostate cancer and screening,
call the National Cancer In-
stitute at 1-800-4-CANCER
or visit the DOH Web site at
wi\\ .doh.state.fl.us and select
Cancer from the drop box.
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o- Jared Nichols Owner/Operator "
; CALL 674-9604:,
WHAT BETTER TRIBUTE
CAN THERE BE?
Honor your loved ones by making their
memory part of our best efforts to
defeat cancer. For more info., contact
the American Cancer Society.
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September inthe Northwest Florida garden
September marks the -be-
ginning of the fall gardening
season. Usually by the second
week of the month the weath-
er begins to cool. It's time to
break out of the summer dol-
drums and head into the garden
an-d landscape because there
are many projects that are best
done this month.
September is the prime time
to plant many of the cool sea-
son vegetables. You can sow
seeds of beets, broccoli. brus-
sels sprouts, carrots, cauliflol0w-
er, collards, endive, escarole.
kale. kohlrabi. lettuce;mustard,
onions, parsley and radishes.
If plants of these are available
they can also be set out.
If you plant early in the
month, you can still plant some
of the warm season vegetables
including beans, ctcucmbers
and summer squash.
Fall is also a great time to di-
by Theresa Friday,
Agent, Santa Rosa County
vide clumping perennials such
as daylilies, mondo grass and
liriope. Division is the quick-
est and easiest method of mul-
tiplying most herbaceous pe-
rennials. Simply dig the plants,
and shake off the soil. It will be
apparent where to separate the-
plants into smaller units having
roots and leaves.
Division simple\ invollCes
separating the clump intopieces
with adequate roots and shoots
for ieestablishment. A small
clump with one to two shoots
and adequate roots for trans-
planting is called a bib. Some
plants may be real woody and
require an ax or saw to separate
them \while others maybe soft
and succulent and can be sepa-
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rated by hand. Di\ided pieces
should be replanted at the same
depth as they grew originally.
September is -also a good
time to start your preparation
for planting trees and shrubs.
Planting during fall and early
winter allows the plants to es-
tablish their root systems dur-
ing our relatively mild \ inters.
When hot weatherr arri\es next
summer, fall planted tees and
shrubs are already well estab -
lished and better able to cope
with the heat stress. Choose
your trees and shrubs carefully.
Learn about the plant before
you buy it. Know\ its mature
height and it sun or shade re-
quirements. Even a well-cho-
sen tree or shrub can become a
problem if planted in the wrong
September is also the last
month to fertilize our lawns
and nan: of our landscape
plaints Do not fertilizer :too-:.
late, no later than the last \week
of September. A late season ap-
plication of high nitrogen fer-
tilizer can cause a flush of new
2row\;th too late in the year. It
"'\akes".the plant up at a time'
\ hen it should be getting ready
to "go to sleep" or enter dor-
manci. A late season growth
fush decreases the plant's wiin-
ter hardiness and increases the
possibility of cold damage.
Carefully select your fertile
izer. For your lawn. consider
an application of low nitrogen,
high potassium fertilizer such
as a 5-0-15. 5-0-20 or:a5-5-30.
And don't be misled by the term
:"\interizer" fertilizer. Many
fertilizers advertised as winter-
izers are very high in nitrogen:
and are not good choices for a
late season application.
Tip of the Week:. Pine nee-
dies fall during September and
October. Rake and use them
in your flower and shrub beds.
Pine needles make excellent
mulch. Apply generously to
obtain a depth of two to three
inches after the\ have settled.
Theresa Friday is the Resi-
dential Horticulture Extension
Agent for Santa Rosa. County.
The use of trade names, if used
in this article, is solely for the
purpose of proviiding specific
information. It is not a guaran-.
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of the product naime(s) and
does not signify that they are
approved to the exclusion of
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New vinyl windows,double insu-
lated, doors and inserts, make offer.
Call 643-1038. 9-7,9-14
MTD riding mower, 1991,141/2 hp
engine, 42" cut, in good condition.
Call 674-8517. 9-7,9-14
Car hauler, fourwheels and spare,
2 5/16" hitch and electric tongue
jack. Tool box, dogs and chain,
$1200 firm. Call 674-2022. 9-7,9-14
Lift chair, electric, helps you sit or
rise, reclines, recently recovered
with green fabric, $150. Call 674-
Truck tent, used once, fits short
bedfull sizetruck, paid $180, asking
$125. Call 643-9332. 9-7,9-14
Clothes, large box men's waist size
32 to 36, some never worn, small
bag of girls size 10 to 12, $20 for
all or best offer. Call 643-9332.
Motorized wheelchair, Run-About,
paid $5500, asking $2500. Like new,
includes battery and charger, easy
to operate. Call 674-2485.
Ford 8N tractor with box blade for
$1500. Call 762-8653. 9-7.9-14
Couch, love seat, club chair match-
ing set, green and brown plaid, gocd
condition for $195. Call 643-2535.
Three computers. good condition,
one $100 and two lor $50 each. Call
Rascal scooter, electric, used very
little. Call 674-3175. 9-7,9-14
Motocross boots, brand new, size
10, $100 or best offer. Call 379-
Murray lawnmower, 40" cut, excel-
lent condition. Call 526-1753.
Refrigerator, side-by-side, 23.5 cu.
ft. with ice and water in door, every-
thing works, replacing with newer
model, asking $200. Call762-8429
prior to 1:30 p.m. 9-7,9-14
King size, mattress for $25. A
32" television for $25. Call 643-
Solid oak dining chairs, eight with
dark finish, captain's style, greatfor
dining, game table or office, $25
each. Call 643-7604 or 674-8505.
Rocker recliners, two medium,
brown latric, like new, $200 each;
sleeper sofa, brown multi-color
tweed fabric, excellent condition,
$200. Call 509-2567. 8-31, 9-7
Vermeer SC252 stump grinder,
commercial, has three sets of teeth.
Call 643-6589, serious inquiries
Ruby glass platter, oval, $25: large
pitcher, $20. Call 674-6142.
Caterpillar D7 buulldozer, older
model with cable controlled blade,
heavy duty root rake, pony engine
replaced with 24V chipper starter.
Asking $1,750, it will run with a little
work. Call 643-2626, leave mes-
Sge., 1 .-7
Dish Network Echostar Satellite
receiver, model 7200, two remote
controls and a wireless keyboard
(for WEB TV or 3rd remote con-
trol) has the new card just call to
activate, $50. Call 643-2626 leave
message. 8-31, 9-7
10 ft. satellite dish with actuator,
free. Call .643-2626, leave mes-
sage. 8-31', 9-7
Gas stove and water heater,,$25
each. Call 379-8579. 8-31,9-7
Swimming pool slide, ladder
and poles included, $45. Call 643-
Dishwasher, very good condi-
tion, has wheels so can be moved
around kitchen and has hook-up
to sink, also has 1" thick cutting
board on top, asking $75, Call
643-5985. 8-31, 9-7
Two large trash bags full of junior/
women's clothes, one is size small
to large and the other is large and
extra large, asking $15 a bag. Call
Sears Radial arm saw on the stand,
$125 and Delta table router, $225;.
both for $300. Call 674-1655.
Woods uprightfreezer, 19.6 cubic
feet, like new, still under warranty,
$250. Call 674-6076 (evenings) or
GE washing machine for $100
and Kenmore dryer for $75. Call
Rainbowvacuum with rebuiltmotor
and all attachments for $390. Call
762-8812. 8-31, 9-7
King bed for $90, Call 762-8812.-
Four tires, P225/75-R15, decent
tread, $50. Call 674-7138. 8-31,9-7
2002 Pontiac Bonneville,
all power, champagne/tan
79,000 miles, non-smoker o
new tires and brakes, $10,6(
1996 Chevy S-10, needs tra
sion work, good motor, alu
wheels, new brakes, 1993
Sonoma, 2.8 engine for pa
for $700. Call 674-8824.
.1986 Ford F-150, long wheel base,
good condition $2500. Call 643-
3806 or 447-1766. 9-7,9-14
-1988 GMC Conversion Van, call af-
ter 5:30pm (CT) weekdays, anytime
on weekends. Call 674-8856.
1991 Toyota, extended cab, 4x4,
V6, 5-speed, wrecked on passen-
ger side, 98,000 miles, one owner
$2800. Call 762-2030. 9-7,9-14
1993ToyotaTercel, blue, 4-speed,
transmission in good condition, bot-
tom end ol motor knocking, $250
firm. Call 237-2068. 9-7,9-14
1990 LincolnTown Car, high miles,
$400.. CalL7624624x, .,i9J,-14i
1995 Chevy Blazer LS, white, four
door, V-6, automatic, good A/C
arid heater, clean. Need to see to
appreciate, price negotiable. Call
674-5866. 8-31, 9-7
2003 Mazda B-2300 pickup,
12,000 miles, still under warranty,
asking $11,200 or best offer. Call
1995 Ford Explorer, all new tires,
excellent condition, $4,000 or best
offer. Call 379-3078. 8-31, 9-7
2001 Pontiac Grand Am, four
door, black with tinted windows,
77,000 miles, great condition.
Asking.$4,200 or best offer. Call
2003 F-250 Crew cab, leather,
loaded, 4x4, brush guard, black in
color, tinted windows, 31,000 miles,
still underwarranty. Asking $26,200.
Call 643-6589. 8-31,9-7
1981 Toyota Corolla, sun roof, 5
speed standard transmission, 1.8 L,
220K miles, looks so-so, runs OK,
$137.99, does not include tax, title,
tag or destination charges. Call 643-
2626, leave message. 8-31, 9-7
1995Trans Am, V-8,112,000 miles.
Asking $4,500. Call 237-2460.
2001 Honda Rancher 350, 4x2,
four wheeler, new mud bog tires,
garage kept, very good condition,
$3000: Call 539-9476 or 545-
2001Yamaha TT-R 90, excellent
condition, $900 negotiable. Call:
762-4790 (evenings). 9-7,9-14
2001 Mercury. 75 hp. tilt and trim,
stainless steel prop plus trailer and
boat, $3000 firm. Call 674-2022.
Boat and 10 hp Mercury, $1000 firm.
Call 674-2022. 9-7,9-14
14 ft. fiberglass boat with trailer,
needs work, 60 hp Evinrude; 21 lb.'
trolling motor, console steering, live
well, $700. Call 674-3288. 9-7,9-14
- oo -
16 ft. bass tracker, 40 hp Mari-
ner, trailer, live well, trolling motor,
bilge pump, AM/FM radio, carpet,
many extras. Asking $3800. Call
Trolling motors: Minnkota 28 lb.
thrust $30, Sears Gamefisher24 lb.
thrust, $75, Minnkota all-terrain 40
lb. thrust, used very little.for $200.
Call 674-2485. 9-7,9:14
17 1/2 ft. Bonita tri-hull with 115
Mercury motor, both are early
1980's model, goodtop, seats, trim,
tilt and trailer. This boat will run with
very little work, $975. Call 643-2626,
leave message. 8-31,9-7
1992 TCraft, 115 Suzuki, $5,000 or
best offer. Call 237-2460. 8-31,9-7
14 ft. aluminum Jon boat, 9 hp
Evinrude motor, swivel seats, carpet
and trailer, $800 or best offer. Call
674-8479, leave message.
19 ft. Monark pontoon boat with
40 hp Merdury motor, 1996 model,
in great condition, $5,800. Call 643-
5877 or 694-4101. 9-7,9-14
Bass boat with 85 Johnson motor
and trailer. Call 674-1230. 8-31,9-7
8-31, 97 1989 Proline, 21 ft., cuddy cabin,
walk about, 200 hp Johnson, tan-
!,- dem axel, galvanized trailer, in real
: good condition for $5,500. Serious
inquiries only. Call 899-0269 or 674- .,
7138 and leave a message.
B,-17 T O91-
2005 travel, trailer, 33 ft., A/C,
holding tanks, LPtanks, never used
$14,000 or best offer. Call 674-
Winnebago motorhohie, sleeps
six, good condition, new.A C, new
refrigerator, all new tires. Asking,
$3,500. Call 379-3078. -31,9-7
Slide-on camper, fits 8 ft. body on
pickup, $700. Call. 379-3078.
2000 Sunnybrook fifth wheel, 35
Sft., bedroom, dining room, living.
room slideout. Call 643-2970.
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Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
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Available from Commercial News Providers
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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
$550. 850-222-7783 -
CHERRY SLEIGH BED
$250. Brand new, solid wood.
New leather sofa and
loveseat. $750, can deliver.
NEW BEDROOM SET:
Beautiful cherry Louis Philippe
8-piece wood 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, warranty. 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,
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.
Game chickens, 15 head; 11 little
hens and four roosters, 8 weeks
old. Call 674-8517. 9-7,9-14
Sorrel gelding, eight years old, one
paint mare, six years old, both stand
141/2to 15 hands, $1200 each. Call
674-3303, if no answer leave mes-
Colby-Carver pit, AKC pure bred,
male and female pair $250 each or
$500 for both, male 1 1/2 years old,
female 2 years old, ready for breed-
ing. Call 674-5367. 9-7,9-14
Foxfire Red Lab, champion blood-
line, very rare breed, 1-year-old,
great with kids and other dogs,
needs room to run, needs TLC,
$200 or best offer. Call 643-9332.
English bulldog, full grown, needs
TLC, excellent with kids. Free to
good home. Call 237-2068.
Kittens, free, ready to go to a good
home. Call 379-8892. 9-7,9-14
Bulldog, white female, friendly, free
to good home. Call 762-2245.
Male cat, young, seeking a loving
home, white with tabby markings,
born on April 14, all vaccinations,
de-wormed, de-fleaed, very healthy,
litter box trained, very affectionate,
would make a loving pet. Call 674-
2 bedroom apartment
in Altha. No pets
Puppies, free, located on Hwy. 274
and Pippen Cemetery St., 1/8 mile
down, first house on left. Call 762-
SThree Dachshund puppies, two
males and one female, $75 each
and five free finchs with large cages.
Two Siberian Huskies, one male,
two years old and one female that
is one year old, both gray and white
with blue eyes,AKC registered, $75
each. Call 762-3292. 9-7,9-14
Miniature Schnauzer, female, 18
months old, spayed, CKC regis-
tered, salt and pepper color, very
sweet and needs a good home;
$100..Call 762-8570. 9-7,9-14
Two kittens, both are black and
white, one male and one female,
free to a good home, must give
away. Call 674-6120. 9-7,9-14
Tobiano paint mare, nine years old;
donkey, 44 inches tall, 4 years old.
Call 643-5710. 8-31,9-7
Chihuahuas, fourfemales and one
male, small type, ready to go, $175
each. Call 643-1964 or 674-3011.
Kittens, red, y"'llow, black and
white, litter box trained, cute,
smart, and free to a good home.
Call 643-2391, leave message if no
answer. .8-31, 9-7
Geese, white, about 3 or 4 months
old, $20 each or $50 for all 3. Call
643-2626, leave message.
1/2 Arabian and 1/2 Quarter Horse
stud, 18 months old, halter broke,
sweet disposition, people horse,
asking $400. Call 447-0507.
Finches, $5 each, 7 birds and large
cage, $35. Call 762-9305.
Pure bred Cocker Spaniel, six
months old, housebroken, buff and
white, comes with crate, $200. Call
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Wanted: Ford 302 motor, running.
Call 762-8975. 9-7,9-14
Wanted: Camper top for 2001
Toyota Tundra. Call 643-3806 or
Wanted: Brick house with at least
one acre. Call 674-6142. 9-7,9-14
Wanted: To trade items of equal
value. Call 674-6142.
Wanted: Carpool, looking for state
employees willing to carpool from
.Bristol/Hosford to Tallahassee
Capital Complex. Call 643-5430 or
Wanted: Share a ride from 8 a.m.
to 4:30-5 p.m. toTallahassee South-
wood area. Anyone interested,
please call Terri at 379-3095, leave
message if no answer. 8-31,9-7
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, no charge for removal.
Call 762-8459. 7-6 T. 9-7
Lost: 12-week-old red nose pit bull
puppy, answers to "Rebound", lost
in the vicinity of Hoe Cake Rd. in
Bristol Aug. 22. Call 643-3640.
Lost dogs: one white English
bulldog with a brown spot above
the tail and on ears, answers to
Dottie, othertwo are miniature blue
healers, they answer to Pudgier
and Dixie. We would like to have
them back. Please call 643-5773 if
you have seen them or know what
happen to them. 8-31, 9-7
Lost: blonde Chow, lost between
Lake Mystic and Clarksville General
Store, could possibly be hurt. If seen
or have please call Nicole at 643-
5688 or 447-0382. 8-31,9-7
20 x 30 Doublewide with 12 x 15
addition, complete tin roof, well,
pump, power pole, and jacuzzi,
$2000. Must be moved. Call 762-
1996 Skyline modular home
with 1,843 sq. ft., beautiful, three
bedroom, two bath split plan, huge
island kitchen with tons of cabinets.
Bright and open floor plan with
large stone fireplace. Beautifully
decorated with upgraded trim, brand
new A/C, has large covered front
porch and open back deck. Must be
moved, asking pay off of $60,000.
Call 379-8516 or 545-6120.
8-31 T. 9-14
3 acres of land in NW Calhoun Co.,
, $30,000. CalL762.4528. .s-31, ,-7
Yard Sale, 15193 Lake Mystic
Church Rd., Saturday, Sept. 10,
starting at 8 a.m.; items include little
boy's, junior, women's, and men's
clothes, a baby bassinet, whatnots
and more. Phone 643-3564. 9-7
Multi-family yard sale, Satur-
day, Sept. 10 starting at 8 a.m.,
located at 20 Mini Storage Unit in
Hosford. Phone 379-8833. 9-7
Yard Sale, Friday, Sept. 9 and
Saturday, Sept. 10 starting at8 a.m.
located at Hwy. 71 N, 5 miles from
Blountstown, items.include com-
puter printer, fax machine, water
filters, microwaves and much more.
Phone 674-8227. 9-7
Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 10 from
8 a.m. 1 p.m., across from the
American Legion in Blounlstown:
items include clothing of all sizes,
baby items, carseat, shoes, high-
chair, knickknacks, kitchenstuff and
miscellaneous household items.
Phone 379-3046. -9-7
Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 10
starting at 7 a.m., 8 miles N of
Blountstown on Hwy. 71; items
include antiques and collectables,
tools, large drill press, men's and
women's clothing, air conditioners,
something for everyone. Phone
to feel free to
mail or fax in ther-
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Question: Is it true that an
alcoholic drink like rum mixed
with diet cola has no carbohy-
A: Yes. Rum and other dis-
tilled liquors contain no car-
bohydrates. Diet soda doesn't
contain any carbohydrates or
calories either. The rum, howev-
er, has plenty of calories due to
its alcohol content. If you drink-
80-proof rum, a one-and-a-half
ounce shot has just under 100
calories. Three shots of this have
as many calories as most frozen
dinners. Unlike the frozen din-
ner, the calories from the drinks
don't bring any nutritional bene-
fits. A rum and diet cola, howev-
er, does have fewer calories than
a screwdriver or gin and tonic.
These alcoholic drinks have cal-
ories from both the alcohol and
the mixer. Whatever alcoholic
drink you choose, it is important
to limit the amount you have to
control the calorie load. More
importantly, to reduce your risk
of breast cancer and other types
of cancer, experts recommend
that if you drink women
should have no more than one
drink a day and men no more
'Question: Do college stu-
dents inevitably experience the
"Freshman 15" weight gain?
A: Weight gain the freshman
year of college is common, but
it is not unavoidable. Many col-
lege students who %\ere active in
sports during high school drop
Their participation or decrease
their frequency of playing sports
when they get to college. Al-
though they may walk more to
get to class than they did in the
past, this exercise does not com-
pare with the hours of intense
Sports practice they may have
pre\ iously had each week. Al-
though calorie burning usually
decreases for college freshmen,
their calorie intake often increas-
es. Since college students are
often up late at night, they may
eat the equivalent of one or two
additional meals a day. The extra
eating seldom comes from bal-
ancedfood choices. Snack foods.
pizza, or submarine sandwiches
higher calorie foods take the
place of low-calorie vegetables
and fruits that can fill students
up with good nutrition. When
students eat on the run through-
out the day, they also tend to
grab snack foods that pro\ ide a
lot of calories without long-last-
ing energy. And although alcohol
may be illegal for most students,
it is too often a part of college
life. The unhealthy current trend
for drinking large amounts can
increase calorie consumption
drastically. To control weight
and maintain good health and,
adequate amounts of energy,
college freshmen, like everyone
else, need to find ways to eat a
lowfat, mostly plant-based diet,
control portions and exercise
daily. One way college students
can reduce the chance of weight
gain is to look for healthier op-
tions when they're dining in their
school's cafeteria. They can also
hall to snack on later when hun-
Question: How much do reg-
ular and light olive oils differ in
fat and calories?
A: All oils, including all types
of olive oils, have equal amounts
of fat and calories. The different
kinds of oils, however, do vary
in the types of fat they contain.
The only significant difference
between regular and light olive
oils is taste. Light olive oil is
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moderate amounts to avoid get-
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Since there are 120 calories per
tablespoon, you can soon reach
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The American Institute for Cancer
Research (AICR) offers a Nutrition Ho-
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ET Monday-Friday. This free service
allows you to ask questions about diet,
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SEPTEMBER 7,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27
The PAEC Executive Director Paula Wallter, pictured left, and the
Board Chairman Superintendent Calvin Stevenson, pictured far
right, welcome legislators to PAEC in Chipley for a legislative fo-
rum, which include Rep. Loranne Ausley, D-Tallahassee; Sen, Durell
Peaden, R-Crestview; Rep. Marti Coley, R-Marianna; and Rep. Don
Brown, R-Defuniak Springs.
Katrina refugees impacting
regional school enrollment
House wiring experience,
driver's license required.
Call (850) 562-1817
One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear SI. Suite 2,
BlounIstown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are avail-
able: Supervisor/Food Service,
Delivery Driver, Bookkeeper,
Dairy Worker, Crew Mem-
ber/Fast Food, Dredge Op-
erator. Nursery Worker, Janito-
rial, Truck Driver/Heavy, Food
,erinL, Cr,,.l. ^o ,':.m.:r.:e 6':.,',1 u"t1
3 immediate openings
Sunday calls welcome
Looking for good
people who want
to make a career
will be cross
and Metal Sorting
Apply in person at:
1351 Aenon Church Rd.
off Hwy 20, Tallahassee
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on Hwy. 65 S.
50 miles SW of
openings for a
NURSE and a
Cindy Whitfield at
Must have a valid
Florida driver's, license.
Apply at: C. W Roberts
22574 NW SR 20,
SHosford, FL, 32334, :
Shelton Trupking Service, Inc.
in Altha is looking for a person to4fill opening in
the Clerical Department. Applicant must have
strong communication skills and ability
to handle large amounts of paperwork.
Basic computer skills helpful.
Interestedpersons may pick up an application
at our Hwy. 73 office or mail resume to
PO. Box 68, Altha, FL, 32421.
Applicants must be available for interview following
completion of application or resume. Applications/
resume may also be faxed to 850-762-3538.
Applicants must pass physical and drug test.
Shelton Trucking is an equal opportunity employer.
Benefits include insurance and 401K Retirement plan.
Full and Part Time
If you are looking for a great place to work with great
pay, great benefits, a great working environment, and
a flexible schedule Family Dollar is the place for you!
No experience necessary!
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Please apply in person at:
Family Dollar Distribution Center
3949 Family Dollar Parkway
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Family Dollar is an Equal Employment Opportunity
Employer. Family Dollar maintains a drug
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from the Panhandle Area
Four Northwest Florida law-
makers met with the Panhandle
Area Educational Consortium's
(PAEC I board of directors recently
met to hear their concerns regard-
ing key issues, including class size
The board members, who are su-
perintendents of PAEC\s 14-mem-
ber districts, also asked for help
for sudden enrollment increase, in
several counties due to students-
and their families migrating to
Florida from the Katrina-ravaged
areas of Alabama. Mississippi and
Louisiana. This unexpected enroll-
ment jump could hinder some dis-
tricts' ability to comply with class
size as well as hurt their school
grade under A+.
The Legislative Forum, which
followed the Aug. 31 PAEC board
meeting in Chipley, featured Rep.
Loranne Ausley, D-Tallahassee;
Sen. Durell Peaden. R-Crestview;
Rep. Don Brown, R-Defuniak
Springs; and Rep. Marti Coley, R-
PAEC directors continued dis-
cussing with legislators some of
the same issues that occupied part
of their board meeting, such as
the fingerprinting of vendors and
anyone else who has contact with
school children. The new rules are
required bi\ he Jessica Lunsfoid
Act, which goes into effect Sept.
-The Legislature will be facing
some major challenges next ses-
'sion, including class size, legis-
lators agreed. Lawmakers were
urged to try to work toward al-
lowing class size compliance at
the district level, rather than on a
classroom by classroom basis.
Co-teaching was another big
issue discussed with the legisla-
tors. The State Board of Education
recently adopted a rule forbidding
using two teachers in a classroom
in order to comply with class size
requirements. Schools can utilize
co-teaching this year, but-next year
cannot at least in figuring out
whether they're meeting class size
It was projected that the Legis-
lature will meet in a special session
in October or November. hopeful-
ly to fix problems that have arisen
over the Jessica Lunsford Act.
The goal of the act isto' prevent
sexual predators from having any
contact with students. Currently .
vendors and anyone else having
such contact must be fingerrinted
and undergo background checks.
It was also noted that districts are
interpreting the law in different
ways, which is leading to confu-
sion among vendors and others
who have dealings, with schools.
These issues need to be clarified,
lawmakers were told.
As the Legislative Forum drew
to a close, PAEC Executive Di-
rector Paula Lovett Waller said,
"We've had a great dialog with our
legislators and I know it has been
extremely helpful to you (legisla-
tors) and us."
PAEC is a regional educational
service agency owned and.gov-
erned by its member school dis-
tricts: Calhoun, FSU Schools Inc.,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,
Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Lib-
erty, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton and
Washington. For more information
about PAEC, visit www.paec.org.
BBB warns of new jury duty scam
from theBetterBusiness date, address and Social Security
Bureauof Northwest Florida number for verification purposes.
PENSACOLA The Bet-
terBusiness'Bureau f Nohwest This information is then used to
ter Business Bureau of Northwest
steal the victim's identity.
Florida is warning that the public Federal and county courts do not
may be targeted by a caller pos-require anyone to provide sensitive
g as a court loyee and using require anyone to provide sensitive
ig as a court employee and using information in a telephone call.
threats to get personal information M c
Most contact between any court and
a prospective juror will be through
The caller identifies himself asl, a a p
the U.S::Mail, and any phone con-
a representative of a county or dis- tact by real court officials will not
trict court, and tells the citizen he include requests for social security
r se hs r f j include requests for social security
or she has failed to report for jury numbers, credit card numbers or
numbers, credit card numbers or
duty and that a warrant has been any oth sensitive information.
issued for their arrest. When the Consmers eive spi
citizen claims they never received Consumers who receive suspi-
na jury dty notification, the scam cious calls regarding failure to re-
a jury duty notification, the scamr
ar s th fctin port for jury duty can contact the
artist then asks the citizen for confi- B B 1-800
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