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Blountstown truck driver, Tallahassee man caught in storm
Tornado goes over southern
area of Liberty Co. before
setting down in Wakulla Co.
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Marcus Sherrod didn't need a radar to tell him a
tornado was passing from Liberty County into
Wakulla County Monday. He saw it.
"It was raining hard and pine needles were shooting
across the road like arrows," he said. "Sherrod, who
works with C.W. Roberts Contracting, was driving a
dump truck on Hwy. 267 toward Crawfordville when
the weather turned bad.
Suddenly, it got noisy. "The wind was blowing and
hollering. You could about feel it (the tornado), there
was so much pressure in the air," he said.
"All of a sudden, there it was." Sherrod and his pas-
senger, trainee driver Kevin Laing, saw it when they
turned to look out the back of the truck. "It just came
up behind us. We saw one tornado and what looked like
a couple of little tornados bouncing around underneath
it," he said.
What did he do then? "We just floored it and-kept
on going." he said. The tornado continue to follow
behind him for afew moments and then moved off into
He called his foreman in Hosford to alert him and they
began making arrangements to find another route back
as he continued on to the mine in Perry where he was to
pick up a load of base rock. At that point, sirens started
wailing as patrol cars and emergency vehicles passed
him heading to Crawfordville. It was later reported that
50 homes were damaged by the twister. Remarkably,
no series injures were reported.
Sherrod said he had planned to let his trainee drive
that day but the stormy weather worried him and "I
wasn't going to take a chance because he didn't have
He added with a laugh, "Of course, once we come up
on the tornado, I didn't have no experience with that."
Weather radar confirms that a tornado passed over
the southern edge of Liberty County around 12:30 p.m.
before making its mark on neighboring Wakulla County
"They said a tornado was spotted on the southeast
quadrant of our county, probably close to Ochlockonee
landing," said Liberty County Emergency Management
Director Rhonda Lewis.
"It was just barely in our area but it showed up on their
screen," she said of the Weather Service. "Had it been
further toward Sumatra or in a more populated area, it
would have been scary," she said, adding that it did not
touch down in Libemr County.
Eric Layne, who works for his father-in-law Ricky
Stafford at Big Bend Insulation, was heading to the job.
site in Crawfordville when the tornado hit.
He had but a moment's notice when he heard a warn-
ing on his truck radio as he pulled up to a construction
See TORNADO continued on page 18
Christmas parades set for Saturday
by Teresa Eubanks,
organizers of this
County Christmas Parade
are concerned their proces-
sion along State Road 20
may be a bit shorter than
planned after discovering
their event will overlap
with the annual parade
in neighboring Calhoun
County following a recent
Parade is held the first
Saturday in December. In
the years Liberty County
has put on its own holiday
parade, it has been sched-
uled for the second Satur-
day, giving people in both
communities a chance to
When it appeared that
the Blountstown Tigers
would be in the Dec. 3
state championship game
in Miami, Calhoun Coun-
Martha Bailey (Vista), Harrell Memorial Library activities
coordinator Pat Miller and Myra Carnley (Vista) work
on a backdrop for a float in Saturday's Liberty County
ty Chamber officials an-
nounced that the parade
would be postponed one
week to ensure the team
would be able to take part.
While the team's Nov.
25 loss in the semifinals
JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
ended their hopes to play
for the state title, the Ti-
gers will be honored for
their winning season by
serving as grand marshals
of the event.
stands whythey changed
this, but it stinks," said one
Liberty County volunteer
Swho pointed out that sev-
eral floats that had been
scheduled to participate
have had to cancel.
Both parades are sched-.
uled to begin-at 5 p.m.
in their own time zones,
making the events ap-.
proximately an hour apart.
Liberty County organizers
say that's not enough time
for folks to take part in
both events. Organizers
have been working on the
event since lastyear, when
the parade was canceled
due to lack of support.
After months of working
to revive the tradition,
organizers say they are dis-
couraged over the schedul-
ing problem but they hope
people will make every
effort to take part.
Because both parades
See PARADES page 18
Time to talk to Santa
With Christmas fast approaching, Caroline Howell
paid a visit to Santa (Norm Krentzel) Saturday when
he made a stop at Blountstown Drugs. Caroline,
who is the daughter of Ray and Allyson Howell,
gave Santa an update on the most-wanted items
topping her holiday list. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Teen arrested after
wrecking stolen van
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
C charges are pending against a 19-year-old Cal-
laway man who wrecked a van stolen from a
Blountstown residence last week.
The suspect, identified as Preston Eason, was travel-
ing north on Hwy. 79 in Vemon Monday afternoon when
he pulled out to pass a vehicle and lost control of the
1999 van, according to Blountstown Police Chief Glenn
Kimbrel. Eason drove off the road and hit a tree, but
escaped injury in the 5:15 p.m. accident. Two air bags
deployed on impact and the van sustained extensive front
end damage, according to Kimbrel.
Witnesses saw Eason leave the scene o0 foot. .After
discovering that the vehicle was stolen, officers con-
tacted the Blountstown Police Department i BPD .
BPD officers were joined by the dog tracking team
from Calhoun Corrections at the accident site.. The dog
picked up the scent from Eason's trail and. within 30
minutes found him hiding in ajunk vehicle at a salvage
yard about a mile from where the van had crashed,
The police chief said someone was outside a home
on Juniper Street in Blountstown Saturday night, where
a drinking glass and a container of cornstarch were re-.
moved from a box of items left in a garage. That person
then sat on a bench near the home and "smoked two
cigarettes and one cigar," according to Kimbrel.
That house is next door to the Robert Fleck residence,
who reported that his van was stolen. Fleck told the
police that he went to get a pair of glasses out of the
van around 7 p.m. Saturday night. At 7 a.m. the next
morning, he looked outside and realized his vehicle was
gone. The unlocked van was left in front of his home
with the keys inside.
Kimbrel said they didn't know much about the suspect
yet but, "He happened to be in our community and is
familiar with the area."
Eason has been charged with grand theft auto. He
is being held in the Calhoun County Jail on $5,000
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Peggy Summerlin's car is shown above after rescue workers freed her from the driver's seat.
JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Two collide after driver runs stop sign Tuesday
A collision at the intersection of Pear Street
and Clark Street left a Hosford woman hanging
from her seatbelt after her car rolled over twice
before coming to rest on its left side around 11
a.m. Tuesday in Blountstown.
Rescue workers removed the windshield
of Peggy Summerlin's 2000 Chevrolet to free
her, according to Blountstown Fire Chief Ben
Hall.' She was not seriously injured but was
transported to the emergency room at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital to-be examined.
Traffic stop results in
several charges against
driver, including meth
possession & felony DUI
A phone tip about a driver believed to be under the
influence led to the arrest of a Clarksville man on nu-
merous charges including felony DUI and possession of
methamphetamine around 6:41 p.m. Sunday.
S After receiving a report about a pickup traveling north-
Sbound on State Road 73, a deputy stopped the vehicle
after watching the driver weave from the side to side in
his lane, crossing the center line of the road.
The deputy activated his patrol lights and later.-turned
on his siren as thetruck continued on for nearly a half
mile before pulling over.
When he spoke with the driver, identified as 46-year-old
Kenneth Henry Layfield, the deputy noticed the smell of
alcohol. Layfield acknowledged that his license had been
suspended for driving under the influence.
The deputy noted that the driver's words were slurred
and his eyes were bloodshoftas they talked. The sheriff's
department dispatch office confirmed that Layfield's
license was suspended and he was a habitual traffic of-
After being placed under arrest, Layfield's vehicle
was searched and an open beer bottle containing a small
amount of beer and a four-inch straw was found under.
the driver's seat.
A homemade plastic pipe, which appeared to have the
residue of burned methamphetamine, was found in a hole
near the tailgate of the truck. In the glove compartment,
the deputy found a syringe containing a clear liquid which
later tested positive for methamphetamine.
Layfield, who is currently on state probation, was
charged with felony driving while license suspended
or revoked with knowledge, felony DUI, DUI refusal,
possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug
paraphernalia and violation of probation.
He is being held in the Calhoun County Jail without
bond. ... ..
According to the accident-report from the
Blountstown Police Department, Summerlin
was northbound on Pear Street when William
Speake of Alexander City, AL, who was traveling
westbound on Clark Street, ran a stop sign and
ran into her vehicle.
Speake was charged with running a stop
The accident was investigated by BPD Officer
Nov. 28:.Tammy Renne Brown, bad checks -
Nov. 29: Roosevelt Peterson, VOP state; John
Fleck, VOCR; Albert Todd. aggravated assault with
Nov. 30: Mike Brown, VOP (county): Timothy Hibbs.
holding for Gulf CI: Tony Hunter, holding for Gulf Cl.
Dec. 1: John Courtney, holding for Hillsborough;
Mack Morgan. driving while license suspended or
Dec. 2: Tim Brazell, aggravated battery, criminal
mischief; Talris Brown, FTA; Evan Guilford, possession
of less than 20.grams of cannabis, possession of drug
paraphernalia; Michael Burg, DUI, refusal.
Dec. 3: Jason Phillips, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked with knowledge; William E. Fant,
DUI; Sheffield Smith, criminal mischief; Carlton Peavey,
DUI, possession of less than 20 grams; Jamie God-
win, driving while license suspended or revoked with
Dec. 4: Kenneth Layfield, felony driving while
license suspended or revoked, felony DUI, refusal to
submit breath test, possession of drug paraphernalia,
possession of methamphetamine, violation of state
probation; Sharmon Champion, VOCC.
Nov. 28: Tammy Renne Brown, holding for CCSO.
Dec. 2: Pablo Odilon Isadora, no driver's license
(holding for Collier City); Johnnie Melvin, DUI.
Dec. 3: Jaime Pereves, no driver's license.
Dec. 4: Artemio Alvares Escandon, DUI, no driver's
Dec. 5: Larry Fine, WRIT.
Listings Include name followed by charge and Identification of arresting agency The
names above represent those charged We remind our readers that all are presumed
Innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
Nov. 28 through Dec. 4, 2005
Accidents...............03 Traffic Citations..................09
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......33
Business alarms....01 Residential alarms...........00
Complaints........................................ ............. 49
Kinard man charged
with threatening ATV
rider with knife & truck
An man who allegedly tried to run the driver of a
four-wheeler off the road was has been charged with
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following an
investigation into the Nov. 11 incident on River Road in
Arrested Nov. 29 was Albert Francis Todd, 44, of
According to a report from the Calhoun County Sher-
iff's Department, Todd got into an argument with Roland
Womble, 31, on the side of the road. Womble was on an
ATV. Womble reported that Todd armed himself with a
large hunting knife and said he was going to kill him and
his -wife, who had just driven up on the scene.
In an effort to get away from Todd, Womble accelerated
his ATV and headed back toward his home. Todd then
chased him in his truck and attempted to run him off the
road, according to the report.
Todd told deputies that it was Womble who had first
armed himself with a knife and then tried.to hit him with
the ATV. He said that when Womble went past him, he
tried to get a compound bow to defend himself.
A witness who overhead the conversation between the
two men said he saw Todd chasing Womble down the
road with his truck.
Todd was given a conditional release the day after his
Man turns self in a year
and a half after arrest
warrant issued for him,
An Altha man who eluded arrest for nearly a year and a
half turned himself in Friday after he gave authorities the
slip one last time on Thursday, disappearing after depu-
ties went to a Calhoun County residence after learning
he.was on the premises.
Tim Brazell was wanted on aggravated battery and
criminal mischief charges stemming from an altercation
that occurred Aug. 13 of 2004, according to a report from
the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
The report alleges that Brazell touched his wife-who
was eight months pregnant at the time against her
will on Aug. 14 of 2004. At that time, an injunction had
already been issued to keep him away from her.: -
His wife had gong looking for her husband at two
,bars on that date and found him talking ith another
woman. The couple then \ ent outside where they began
She returned home. expecting him to follow but in-
stead. he went to another bar.
His wife then told her father and another man that Bra-
zell was intoxicated and making threats against them in
reference to something that had happened in the past.
When Brazell came home, he went to the next door
residence where his wife's father, Mark Roberts, and
James Meeks were. After an altercation there, the two
men left. Brazell then went back to the residence with
a sledge hammer and started to destroy it. .His wife ar-
rived in time to witness him put a hole in the wall, hit a
dresser, slam a kitchen table several times and then bust
a TV screen.
She asked him to stop and then returned to their home
next door. When he came in their house he found her in
the process of packing her belongings. He grabbed the
items she was packing from the suitcase and threw them
around the room.
The report said he then grabbed his wife by the ears
and started shaking her head, yelling, "What's wrong
He then walked outside and disabled her vehicle to
prevent her from leaving.
Deputies escorted a friend who came to pick up
Brazell's wife. Brazell was still at the home, but by the
time the officer received confirmation that an injunction
was in effect, he had slipped away.
Brazell was given a conditional release after turn-
ing himself in. In addition to the first two charges, he
is also being charged with trespassing for violating an
I, injunction. .. .......... .... ;-. .:,'^ l\ -. " ..... "
DECEMBER 7,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
Please be informed that the
Liberty County School
Board Public Hearing on
Proposed Policy Changes
advertised for 7:30 p.m. on
Dec.13 has been CHANGED
to 5 p.m. on Dec. 13.
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Located at 11007 SR20 E. in Bristol
The wreckage of the pickup the boys were traveling in is shown above after last week's
accident. PHOTO BY PAUL MATTICE
Seatbelts spare brothers serious injury
in Hwy. 71 collision with garbage truck
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The glare of the sun is blamed
for an accident on Hwy. 71 last
week, but the use of seatbelts by
two young brothers from Altha
is credited with keeping them
from serious injury after they hit
a garbage truck, according to FHP
Trooper Phillip Spaziante.
Nicholas Aaron McLendon,.
17, \'as traveling south on H\v'.
71 \\hen his 1994 Nissan pickup
hit the left rear of a garbage truck
that had stopped on the side of
the road to make a pickup last
Wednesday. The garbage truck,,
owned by Waste Management,.
was straddling the white line at
the outer edge of the southbound
lane, the trooper said. After im-
pact, the pickup rotated clockwise
and came to rest in the north-
bound lane, facing north.
Spaziante said McLendon and
his young brother, who was a
passenger in the pickup, emerged
froni the accident \\ ith only bruis-
es and scrapes. "Seltbelts played
a part in their safety and speed
was not a factor," the trooper said.
Without their seatbelts, the boys
would have been thrown into the
windshield, he said.
Damages to the garbage truck
were minor; the pickup was
totaled. The accident happened
near John F. Bailey Road.
The trooper said the sun was
rising and created "a heck of
a glare," making it difficult to
spot the garbage truck that had
stopped on the roadside.
McLendon was cited for fail-
ure to use due care with a special
The trooper said about a year
earlier, he investigated an identi-
cal accident at almost the same
spot in which a vehicle hit a
parked garbage truck making its
collection rounds. He said the
man who was driving the truck
in last 3 e;ar' accident happened
to be a passenger in the garbage,
truck in the Nov. 30 mishap.
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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 7,2005
The Liberty County Children's Coali-
tion will meet today, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m.
(ET) at the Veterans Memorial Park Civic
Center in the conference room.
The Calhoun County Children's Coali-
tion will meet Friday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.
(CT) at the. Calhoun County Public Li-
The Children's Coalitions are organiza-
tions of individuals and agencies commit-
ted to meeting the needs of our commu-
nities' youngest citizens. All concerned
agencies and individuals are welcome.
For more information, call Peggy Dea-
son Howland at 643-2415, ext. 247.
Liberty County 4-H
Cookie Bake & Swap
The Liberty County 4-H office is spon-
soring a holiday cookie bake and swap.
Youth 12-13 years of age are invited to.
participate at the Veterans Memorial Civ-
ic Center, Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Participants will learn to bake a variety
of cookies. After baking the youth will
share what is not eaten.
Come by the office to sign up and pay
a $10 registration fee by Wednesday, Dec.
Class size is limited. For more infor-
mation, call 643-2229.
Youth Recreational Camp
Are you between the ages of 6 and 8
years old? Do you want to learn how to
play football safely and properly? Well,
here is you chance.
We are looking for boys who are will-
ing to dedicate two days a month from
now until the beginning of the next foot-
ball season. Coach Tony Moore is willing
to give up two days a month to help you
learn plays, how to hit and much more
If you and your parents are interested,
please contact Tony Moore at 643-2727
or Diane Hayes at 643-3767.
Jason Tipton benefit
A chicken pilau dinner will be held Fri-
day, Dec. 9 at Whitfield's Recycling on
Hwy. 20 in Bristol beginning at 11 a.m.
The menu.consists of chicken and rice,
green beans, cole slaw and cake.
The benefit will help help raise funds
for Jason Tipton, son of James Tipton, to
help pay medical bills from an accident.
For more information, call 643-9330.
Women's Club meeting
The Liberty County Women's Club
will hold its Christmas luncheon Thurs-
day, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at the home of Ani-
ta Gouge, 11562 NW Summers Rd.
Members may bring a dessert dish if
they wish. Members are also reminded to
bring the Christmas gifts .for our special
Children's Christmas Party
from Mossy Pond VFD
The Mossy Pond Volunteer Fire De-
partment will have its annual Children's
Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 17
from 2 to 4 p.m. at the fire house.-
For more information, call 762-9295.
G.CALENDAR LISTING First, just call in the person's name
and date to be listed on our weekly community calendar.
Tr,-ri t n,.: charge 'Callers are asked to give their own
" name and phone numiberincase weneedto verifyaspelling
..or dajble-c r te ir( .31.. 1/re encourage, our readers to..
carni- .if r. lit nc, l s/arni nt.Eaelas t ', l h.'n.red
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Altha Christmas Parade begins at 1 p.m.
Blountstown Rivertown Christmas Parade, 5 p.m.
Christmas at the Pioneer Settlement, 6 p.m.
Dance at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown, 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m.
Attend the church of t
your choice this Sunday
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Relay for Life
Most of us have been affected by cancer
either personally or by family members
or friends. Relay for Life is the American
Cancer Society's major fundraiser and
we are seeking active volunteers to help
in this effort.
Calhoun-Liberty Relay for Life will
have a planning meeting Thursday, Dec.
8 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) at W.T; Neal Civic
Center in Blountstown. If anyone can
help by forming a team to represent their
church, family, group, etc., please attend
this meeting if possible.
Teams generally consist of 10 mem-
bers or more working together to raise
funds for the American Cancer Society.
(Only 4 percent of the funds raised are
used for administrative cost. The other
is utilized for research, prevention, de-
tection and patient services.) This year's
Relay for Life will be held in Bristol at
the Liberty County High School football
field on May 5 beginning at 6 p.m. (ET)
and May 6 ending at noon.
For more information or questions,
contact Wes Johnston, event chairman at
762-9260 or Joann Roberson, team devel-
opment chair at 762-3377.
Red Hatters needed
in Christmas parade
Attention all Red Hatters to ride in
the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec.
10. Please be at the Blountstown High
School at 4 p.m. (CT). One truck will be
decorated, but we made additional deco-
rated cars. See you at the parade!
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
DECEMBER 7,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5
TheCalhoun County School Board
will be holding a Facilities Workshop
on Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. at the Emergen-
cy Operations Center located in the
basement of the courthouse in Room
The public is welcome to attend.
Christmas on the Square this Saturday
CHRISTMAS ON THE
SSQUARE Christmas on the
Square will take place this Sat-
urday at the Liberty County
Courthouse. The Liberty County
Children's Coalition is proud to
sponsor Santa's Playland!
Santa's Playland will be held
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (ET)
at the Liberty, County Court-
Shouse. Children will be treated
to a Moon Walk, giant slide and
pony rides. All'of these activities
What would Santa's Playland
be without Santa? Mr. and Mrs.
Claus will be there to listen to
special requests for Christmas.
Every child speaking with Santa
will receive a treat.
Mom and Dad can shop at the
various booths and get a snack
while their children are playing.
The Liberty County Children's
Coalition is providing all of
the children's activities free of
charge through a grant from Big
Bend Regional Prevention Cen-
If there are. any crafters,
churches, ci ic groups, clubs or
indi iduals that would'like to
participate by having a booth
at this event, please call Aaron
Sch\\endemnl at 643-3230.
Please, no garage sale items.
PARADE The Liberty
County Christmas parade is back!
This year's theme is "Lights of
Liberty." The parade will begin
at the Veterans Memorial Park,
travel north on Hwy. 12, east on
Hwy. 20 to Myers Ann ard end at
the football field on Harrell Ave.
Those who wish to be judged for
a\\ ards need to line-up at 4 p.m.,
all other entries need to be lined
up at -:30. The parade \ ill begin
at 5 p.m. (ET). All are invited to
participate. The only criteria is
that your float must have lights!
Let's show some community
spirit and make this the best year
ever! For more information, you
may call Peggy at 643-2415, ext.
247 or MIaNa at 643-1614.
Christmas Celebration and Festival at the Settlement
Toll Free: 1-888-740-8222 3905 W. Hwy. 90
Business: (850) 526-5254 M ...... A
Residence: (850)762-3679 ,- IN MARIANNA
from the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
The Panhandle Pioneer :Set-
dement, a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the preservation of
rural life in the Florida Panhan-
dle, announces its annual Christ-
mas Celebration and Festi\ a on
Dec. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. :C,Ti.
Cosi is $2 per adult, children 5:
and under get in free.
The celebration will imme-
diately follow the Blountstown
Christmas Parade. 'Homemade
soups will be available for pur-
chase to w\arm-up cold hands
and feet. Other refreshments anid
treats will also be available.
The celebration will take
place on the grounds of the Pan-'
handle Pioneer Settlement, Sam
Atkins Park, off Hwy. 20 West
of Blounimtstown. All historical
buildings are opened, the fire-
places are roaring and old-fash-
ioned decorations give a homey
feeling. The Settlement comes
Calhoun Christmas festivities
,PARADES Don't forget
to attend this year's Christmas
Parades on- Saturday, Dec. 10!
Altha's Parade starts at Ip.m. (CT),
and Blountsto\ n's Rivertown
Parade starts at 5 p.m. The
Chamber has received 25 entries
for the BlountstownParade.
The football team members
from Blountstown High School
are this \ ear's Grand Marshals.
Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will
ride in the Blounisto\ n Parade
and hrowv candy to the children.
Please contact the Calhoun
further information at 674-4519
or e-mail ccchamber('ia\hoo.
com. Contact Altha Town Hall
at 762-3280 to enter the Altha
THANK YOU -.-The
Cfiamber would like to thank
the Order of the Eastern Star"
Chapter 179, and especially
Margie Mason. for handling
this year's 13th Annual Calhoun.
County Christmas Festival
- Christmas on the Square this.
past Saturday. We understand
that approximately 30 booths
-rere r ailable to the public.
Specialthanks to Mr. & Mrs.
Santa Claus for greeting the
children and hstening to. their
holiday x, dishes!
alive with carols, music, story
tellers, Santa's Store, marshmal-
low roast and hot drinks.
The event offers something
for e\ er3 member of the family.
The General Store offers vin-
tage style toys, handmade crafts,
gifts, toys and local honey and
Programs are as follows:
*Frink gym First Methodist
*Red Oak Mennonite Church
- Singing carols on the porch
*Old-School House Story
*Mrs. Santa's Store Home-
made jams, jellies and crafts
"Old Clarks\ille General
Store Refreshments, treats,
gifts and tois.
The Panhandle Pioneer Set-
rlement ic. located in Sam At-
kins Park, off Hiw. 20 (Silas
Green Road), 1.2 miles west of
Blountsto\\n. Maps and direc-
tions are available on the Web
site at \ \\ \\.panhandlepioneel-
For more informationn. call
_ L Calhoun Co. Libraries ChristmasOpen House
from the Calhoun County Public Library
The Blountstown Public Li-
brary cordially invites families
to attend a Christmas Open
House Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Festivities planned will
be of interest to children and
the young-at-heart. Santa Claus
is scheduled to make a surprise
visit to Story Time at 10 a.m.
Santa's'Elves have a free book
for each child and treats to eat.
Christmas Open House will
also be at the Altha Library and
Shelton's Park Library. Santa
Claus will be present at each li-
brary and refreshments will be
served. The schedule is as fol-
*Hugh Creek Library Dec.
10 at 1:30 p:m.
*Kinard Library '--Dec., 18
from-2to 4 p.m.
*Local Author, Abbey Fau-
rot will be at the Blountstown
Library on Dec. 10 for a book
*There will be an art Exhibit
by students of Johnnie Rich at
the Blountstown Library during
the month of December.
*Calhoun County Library
emplo ees will participate in
the Christmas parade on Dec.
10 at 5 p.m.
63 years anidhas five children.
12 grandchildren and one great-
grandchild. She says that gar-
dening and writing have been a
great joy to her since her retire-
ment from the State of Florida,
Department of Legal Affairs in
Calhoun County has some
very gifted artists. Among them
Local author, Abbye Ayers are Johnnie Rich and her stu-
Faurot, will be in. the library dents that meet at the library
lobby from 10 a.m. until noon each Tuesday night. They have
to discuss Chipola Roads and graciously permitted the library
its sequel Rachel. An auto- to exhibit some of their works
graphed book by Ms. Faurot during the month of December.
will make a unique and vat-. Johnnie Clemmons Rich was
ued gift for anyone who enjoys born and reared in Blountstown.
reading historical fiction. Both Her love of the natural beauty of
books reflect the special love this area is evident in her work
that the author has for this area. and that of her students.
Faurot has lived most ofher 81 The library is honored to be
years in Calhoun County,. grad- able to bring Christmas joy and
uating from Blountstown High the talents of two local people
.School in 1942..She, has -been who are admired and respected
married to Billy K. Faurot' f6i"'i-' all who know them.
WMDon't miss the
"'Not Your Typiica
Family Christmas Production
after the Blountstown Christmas Parade at the
BHS auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
/ Free refreshments, free
: entertainment and door prizes.
For more information, call Laurie at 674-5747.
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Saddam Hussein's trial resumed, and then was
adjourned for another week. At this rate, maybe they
ought to charge him with 'crimes against punctuality.'
Jurors were instructed not to talk about the case
- that is, those who still had their tongues.
-JON STEWARD, The Daily Show
Bulgaria and Ukraine announced they're considering
pulling their forces out of Iraq. Yeah, the troops will
be withdrawn as soon as they can find a car that
seats 6 people. CONAN O'BRIEN
A new study suggests that middle-aged adults
who go on periodic drinking binges may face a
heightened risk of dementia later on in life. The
study is entitled, 'National Strategy for Victory in
Iraq.' TINA FEY, Saturday Night Live
President Bush lit the National Christmas Tree. The
tree has over 25,000 lights. One for every indicted
member of the administration. -JAY LENO
President Bush and the First Lady sent Christmas
cards to the leaders of 200 countries. Yeah, it would
have been 201, but someone told the president that
Legoland is not a real country. CONAN O'BRIEN
Bush said he was not afraid to go it alone. Boy, I tel
you, if any more Republicans get indicted, he may
have to. -JAY LENO
The city of Boston sparked controversy when it
renamed the giant spruce tree in Boston Common
a holiday tree instead of a Christmas tree. Also, the
city's nativity scene will now be referred to as the
Holiday Homeless Family.
TINA FEY, Saturday Night Live
President Bush was called for jury duty in Texas.
Whew,finally some good news for Tom DeLay.
A new poll reveals that 56% of Americans believe
that Wal-Mart is bad for the country, while the other
44% work there. -AMY POEHLER, Saturday Night Live
California Congressman Duke Cunningham
resigned from office after admitting he broke the law
by taking $2.4 million dollars in bribes. It's kind of
ironic. The only time you can be really be sure that
a politician is telling the truth is when he's admitting
that he's a crook. JAY LENO
During his trial the other day, Saddam Hussein
spent part of his time writing a poem. Apparently he
kept interrupting the judge to ask what rhymes with
'spider hole.' --CONAN O'BRIEN
In his speech President Bush said we need to
rebuild Iraq, provide the people with jobs, and give
them hope. If it works there maybe we'll try it in New
Orleans. JAY LENO
Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's ruling Liberal
party engaged in a money laundering scheme that
had funneled money into party coffers. Shocking
-- that somewhere, a liberal party is ruling."
JON STEWART, The Daily Show
President Bush spent the Thanksgiving weekend
at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. A lot of anti-war
protesters showed up. On the news they said that
12 pro-Bush supporters were also there. Twelve?
Really? That's it? That's pretty bad isn't it? Even
Scott Peterson had more people than that waiting
for him. JAYLENO
Katrina victims: 'We are not OK'
"No, we are not OK," are words ut-
tered by a victim of Hurricane Katrina
in an e-mail to the authorities.
I watched a segment on CNN in
which this e-mail was read. The writer
of the e-mail succinctly detailed the
Jerry Cox is a reti
and writer with ar
ground in domestic
issues. He lives in
problems that she and thousands of
others are encountering as the result of their homes and
lives being destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and the other
hurricanes that have bombarded the Gulf Coast.
The response to Hurricane Katrinaby government at all:
levels is well documented. Finger pointing and the blame
game have been underway since day one.
Government officials at all levels of government failed
in some ways and responded very well in other ways.
However, actions, good or bad, and empty words mean
nothing to the people who lost everything they had, and
who are now living in temporary housing in many cities
throughout the U.S.
My wife's sister, her son anddaughter-in-law and other
family members took enough food to Gulfport, Mississippi
to feed about 150 people. After her trip to feed the home-
less, my sister-in-law said that the news,photographs do
not begin to explain the extent of the damage. To her, the
area looked like a war zone.
My local newspaper and television station recently re-
ported that FEMA was out of money and could no longer
pay for temporary shelter. Television reporters covered
families that were loading up their few belongings, but
who had no place to go.
People have to pay mortgages on homes and property
that no longer exist. The hurricane wiped out the tax
base. City and county governments can't tax a house that
no longer exist. Therefore, local government can't raise
money to rebuild the city infrastructure.
When you see pictures of the French Quarters in New
Orleans, you might think that all is OK with the city. Not
true. The poor folks, mostly black, have just been permit-
ted to return to what remains of their homes in the Ninth
Ward. The Ninth Ward, which received the most.flooding,
looks like Biloxi, Mississippi, a war zone.
By now, everyone knows that New Orleans is below
sea level and the levees hold back the waters of the Mis-
sissippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. The levees are the
responsibility of the federal government, particularly the
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
The levees need repair and upgrading, but the federal
government still hasn't decided to fund the repairs and
I know that people should do their part in taking care of
themselves. At the local level, pay more taxes, sacrifice and
do your part. But homeless people on the Gulf Coast and
in the City of New Orleans do not have the wherewithal
to rebuild the infrastructure that underpins cities, counties
ORNER President Bush promised to rebuild
red military officer the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. With
n extensive back- that promise and the $200 to $300 bil-
Sand foreign policy lion price tag, most of the Republican
Shalimar, Fla. Party heaved a collective gasp and
/ began castigating Mr. Bush for his
"liberal" response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster. In
the eyes of many Republicans, rebuilding the Gulf Coast
was just another liberal social program.
Mr.Bush is spending $6 billion per month in Iraq and
Afghanistan to spread democracy. Mr. Bush plans to re-
build Iraq. Whoa! Rebuild Iraq when the Gulf Coast lies
in ruins? Rebuild Iraq when Americans are homeless? I
don't think so.
The phrase, "No, we are not OK," applies to America in
general. The Bush administration goes to devious lengths
to paint a pretty face on everything. Good, old-fashioned
honesty would be breath a of fresh air, but that is not go-
ing to happen.
Mr. Bush revels in the 4% growth in GDP, but fails to
say that wage rates are flat. The American worker is, not
benefiting from America's economic growth because the
availability of cheap labor in foreign countries depresses
American wage rates.
The Bush administration beats the drums when there
is an increase in jobs, but no one talks about what kind of
jobs the economy is producing.
The stalwarts of American manufacturing, General
Motors and Ford Motor Company, are both in trouble.
Both are losing billions of dollars. GM plans to reduce
its workforce by 30,000 and Ford by 8,000.
Thousands of Americans who thought that they had a
pension plan to see them through their senior years are
finding out that their company has defaulted on the plan,
which has been taken over by the Pension Benefit Guar-
The PBGC is a federal corporation created by the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. It
currently protects the pensions of 44.1 million American
workers and retirees in 30,330 private single-employer
and multiemployer defined benefit pension plans.
America is a wonderful place. We have the best of
everything for which I am grateful. However, all is not
well here in the Land of Oz. I don't blame Mr. Bush for
acts of God, like hurricanes, but he needs to deal with the
The American people need to send Mr. Bush a message,
which is to clean up the mess he has made. To me, protect-
ing and rebuilding America and taking care of Americans
is far more important than Mr. Bush's vision of spreading
democracy throughout the Middle East, particularly when
the vision cost $6 billion per month.
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Appreciation events to honor Nioma Hall this week
"We do the best we can and
the Lord always blesses us," says
Pastor Nioma Hall, who will be
honored this week for her years
of dedication and commitment
by the congregation of the United
Faith Church of God in Christ of
The former school lunchroom
manager spent 24 years filling
students' stomachs while con-
tinuing to nourish the souls of
members of her church family
with regular services, Bible stud-
ies and home missions.
The 75-year-old minister lives
with her husband, Henry, and
The First Presbyterian Church
of Blountstovn continues its
celebration of Advent. The first
Sunday of Advent was the Sea-
son of Hope. The second Sunday
was the Season of Peace and
the third Sunday, Dec. 11, Joey
and Tammy Schexnaider will be
lighting the candle for the Season
In addition to our Advent
celebration, the members of the
First Presbyterian Church of
Blountstown have on display
life-size figures of the Nativity in
front of the church. Allen Mayo
built a life-size stable and manger.
The Nativity \ill be lit up and
on display during the Christmas
season. Please come and see
this beautiful display reminding
us of the season of Hope. Peace
The churches located on E ans
Avenue next to Peavy Funeral
,:4ome in Blountstown. Please
iOiin us for worship.
For more information, call
'The Gift Goes On'
On Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.
(ET), the Bristol Pentecostal Ho-
liiess Church choir will present
a compelling Christmas musical
entitled "The Gift Goes On."-
This celebration of the birth of
Christ is an experience you will
never forget. Don't miss it!
The church is located at 12413
N.W. Solomon St. in Bristol.
For more information, call
Pastor Coy Collins at 643-5733
they have three children and
"She is an anointed true wom-
an of God," says Nina Barber
of her pastor, adding that the
longtime Liberty County minister
knows how to "deliver a powerful
Since 1963, she's been con-
ducting home missions, going
house to house each Wednesday
night to -worship, pray and sing
with people who can't make it to
church on their own.
She gives sermons at the Rock
Bluff church every second and
fourth Sunday. "I talk against
sin and talk about living a holy
life," she says. "People don't
like to hear that but that's what
God wants us to talk about," she
Over the years she's counseled
many a troubled couple and ad-
vised others on handling their
Through it all she's stayed
busy in the kitchen, cooking up
big holiday meals and keeping
folks filled up with her pies, cakes
Although she's experienced
some minor knee and hip prob-
lems. ihen her heahlh permits she
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Mt. Zion U.P. Church
Mt. Zion United Pentecostal
Church will be having a Christ-
mas sale Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 9 and 10 beginning at 8
We will have the sale every
weekend until Christmas. The
sale will also beheld on Tuesdays
and Thursdays at 4 p.m. until all
new merc.wandise is gone toys.
tools. whatnots. items for the
Mll proceeds go to the church,
The church is located on Hwy.
65 South in Hosford. For more
information, call 379-8743 or
Telogia Baptist Church will
have its Christmas Cantata, "All
Through The Night", on Sunday,
Dec. 18 at 11 a.m.
We welcome all to come and
spread the news of Jesus' birth
with us. More information will
be coming about this event.
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10922 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321
Rev. Victor A. Walsh, Pastor
Sunday Morning Bible Study...........................9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship Service..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Discipleship Training...........6:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening Worship Service...................7:00 p.m
Wednesday Evening Prayer & Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
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Mt. Zion United Pentecostal
Church Outreach program with
the blanket ti e- a \ a3 in Talla-
hasseewasawesome! Many souls
were reached. We will return on.
St. Paul AME Church will
have a musical program Sunday,
Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. (CT). Everyone
is welcome to attend.
All groups, soloists and poets
are welcome. This program is to
benefit our building fund.
The church is located on River
St. in Blountstown. For more in-
formation, call 674-4319.
Dec. 1) to cook hot dogs. sing
songs and preach the word of
We will be handing out-per-
sonal hygieneitems such as soap,
toothpaste, and deodorant. We
will also distribute jogging pants,
jackets, socks and Bibles. Any
help will be appreciated. The drop
off location is at the Lake Mystic
Supermarket located on Hwy. 12
in Bristol and at Mt. Zion Church
located on Hwy. 65 in Hosford.
For more informAtion, call
643-1038. Through Jesus Christ
we are putting truth in action
(Matt. 25: 34-40).
S We welcome your church announcements and remind you to\
be sure to include the day and date as well as time and location
of each event. We also ask that you include a phone number or
directions to the church to make it convenient for our readers.
There is no charge for church announcements, but we run each
announcement only once. If you would like to repeat the same
announcement, we can do so but must charge for the space as
though it were an advertisement.
Often, churches want to publicize events several weeks prior
to the activity. If you can provide information about different as-
pects of the event, we can run a series of announcements. For
example, if a church is celebrating homecoming, the first story
might be about the history of the church, the second story might
give some background on the singers or special speakers to be
featured, and the third article could focus on the day's schedule
of events. Each article should end with the basics time, date
Please try to keep the articles no longer than one typewritten
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The M.edical Center
OF BL OUNTS TOWN
Dr. Iqbal A. Faruqui
Arlena Falcon, ARNP
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We accept walk-ins and call-ins, when possible.
Comprehensive Adult & Elderly Care Women's Health Care
* Well Child Check & Minor Childhood Diseases Physicals for
DOT, Employment, School & Others
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enjoys partaking in her favorite
pastime fishing. She said she
doesn't have a preference for
what she catches, commenting,
"I like fishing for anything in the
Several days of events in her
honor will kick off with nightly
services at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and
10. Services will be held at 11
a.m. on Dec. 11, followed by
dinner afterwards in the church
The community is invited to
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Text Ephesians 6:10-18
Robert J. Morgan tells abo'.Ir .in
ciangielit visiting the home of a
woman who was praying for her "infi-
del" husbard She begged or Bible,
which he gave her.
Her husband found the Bible,
snatched it up, strode to the wood-
pile, chopped it in .i o with an ax, and
threw half of it into the %%oodshed
He marched back into the house and
'threw the other half at his wife.
One day he went to the woodshed
to gtawayfron thi fe Siuing there
bored; he picked up the discarded half
of the Bible to read. He became en-
grossed with the story of the Prodigal
Son in Luke 15. However, the end of
the story had been chopped off and
was in his wife's possession.
He sneaked into the house looking
for her half of the Bible. He finally
gave in and asked her for it. He read
the story again and again repenting of
his sins and receiving Christ as Sav-
The Word of God; the Bible is of-
ten referred to as a stord Hebre" W
4-12 says itis"...sharper than an, tno
edged so. alrd. piercing eten to the di-
viding asunder of soul Ind spirit. and
of the jotinti and marrow IKJ '
The Holy Spini makes the words 01
God recorded in scripture come able
The W\ord can pierce the toughest
heart %ith conviction and change a
If; ou are going to overcome ltep-
luon, ,ou miust lake the only ofea-
ive weapon,~ttl ypu ifaave. \ b.lh.'i
the Word befholdiier.wfiad'
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that the bea'defense is a good offense.
Howr did Jesus respond to tempLation
He quoted scriprtur. Ho u il you
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c e o 0y mp
Neva Boggs will be celebrat-
ing her 80th birthday on Dec.
8. She is the mother of Mike of
Altha, Marilyn of Blountstown
and Elaine of Panama City
and has several grandchil-
dren. Mrs. Boggs enjoys go-
ing out to eat, shopping, and
spending time with family.
Adam Gage Richerson cele-
brates his eighth birthday today,
Dec. 7. He is the son of Adam
Richerson and Violet Man-
ning, both of Blountstown. His
grandparents are Sarah and
Thyrel Richerson of Bristol and
Sue and James Ammons of
Blountstown. Adam enjoys Cub
Scouts and playing sports with
his Uncle Jacob and cousins.
Thomas "Shorty" Mercer of .
Hosford will be celebrating his
84th birthday on Dec. 12. He
was born in 1921. He is the .
husband of Betty Mercer of
Hosford and the father of Lin-
da, James, Nancy and Ster-
ling. Mr. Mercer retired from '.
C. W Roberts Contracting
Inc. after 23 years. He enjoys -.* ."-
operating a bulldozer.
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Bryan Whitfield Benefit Bog-in
scheduled Sunday, Dec. 11
The Bryan Whitfield Benefit Bog-in will be held at Tri-State Off
Road Park on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the deep bog hole. Gates open at
12 noon (CT), races begin at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and
12 years and under are free.
Classes are as follows: 4 and 6 cylinder, Street Legal, open, 38.5
and down tire size, 39 and up tire size. Bog-in classes are double
points and/or 100% payback.
Bryan is 22 years old and a Bristol native. While was riding his
ATV he was thrown off, breaking his C-6 vertebra. Bryan is now
paralyzed from his chest down. He has found a doctor in China that
can perform surgery on him. Bryan saw Dr. Hongyun Huang on a
TV show discussing his research and progress with other spinal cord
injury and ALS patients treated with OEC (olfactory ensheathing
cells, not fetal stem cells).
After contacting Dr. Hongyun Huang, they think Bryan can be
helped by their treatment. Bryan will fly to Beijing, China on Jan.
10, 2006. He will be in the hospital four to six weeks while he
undergoes surgery and therapy. The entire cost of the trip will be
around $40,000 for Bryan, his mother and father, which includes
plane tickets, motel room and food. Bryan or his family cannot af-
ford his trip to China. With everyone's support and prayers, we can
help Bryan get out of his wheelchair and walking again.
All proceeds go to Bryan Whitfield. For more information, call
Ray at 447-0356 or 237-2945.
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Chelsea Lynn Sanders will be
celebrating her 13th birthday
on Dec. 11. She is the daugh-
ter of Gordie and Nicole
Thompson and Troy Sanders,
all of Hosford. Her grandpar-
ents are Jerry and Tot Butler
of Bristol, Debbie Bridges of
North Carolina and John T.
Sanders of Hosford. Chelsea
enjoys talking on the phone
to her friends and cheering
for the Bulldogs.
Dakota Lynn celebrated his
14th birthday on Nov. 20.
He is the son of David and
Heather Lynn of Blountstown
and Teresa Vaughn of Altha.
Dakota enjoys hunting and
fishing with his dad. He killed
his first buck on Nov 25. It
was a six point buck.
Billy and Jennifer Garner
of Bristol are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son.
Brady Hunter Lane Garner,
born on Nov. 9. 2005. He
weighed 9 lbs. and 12 oz. and
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Read, Savoy announce engagement
Benjie and Tammy Read of Tallahassee
are pleased to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Jodi Renee Read to Jonathan
Frederic Savoy, the son of Clifton and Judy
Savoy of Tallahassee. Jodi is the granddaugh-
ter of the late Butler and Harriette Read of
Greenville, the late Gwyndolen Shuler and
the late Myers Shuler of Bristol. I
OK and the late Mr. and Mrs. John O. Weeks
of Berryville, AK.
Jodi is a 2000 high school graduate of Lin- ,
coln High School in Tallahassee and a 2003 .. .. I' '
graduate with honors from Flager College
with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Elemen-
tary Education. She is currently employed. 4
at Liberty Wilderness Crossroads Camp in
Jon is a 1998 graduate of North Florida
Christian High School in Tallahassee and a
2004 graduate from the University of Florida
with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Building Construction. He is employed with Sperry and Associ-
ates in Tallahassee.
Jodi and Jon will be united in marriage on Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Capital City Christian Church
in Tallahassee. The couple plan to honeymoon in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands and will make their home
Henderson, Ebersole to
wed Saturday Dec. 17
Dr. and Mrs. Quentin Henderson invite family and
friends to celebrate in the marriage of their daughter,
Sharon Kay, to Nathan Joel Ebersole, son of Marlin
and Doris Ebersole of Blountstown.
i P The wedding will take place on Dec. 17, at 3
SP p.m. (CT) at RilerTown Conununily Church of
Salvation Ary Blountstown.volus
Salvation Army bell ringing volunteers needed
from the L berty County
Senior Citizens Association
The Calhoun-Liberty Salva-
tion .Army Unit is very much in
need of volunteers to ring the bell
two counties with
an ad in Journal!
Give us a call at
ML ., ,.. '. ,,
and receive donations. Salvation
Army funds are used to help the
elderly of Calhoun and Liberty
counties with utility bills, medi-
Bell ringing is done in
Blountstown at Ramsey's Piggly
Wiggly and in Bristol at the Dol-
lar General. Volunteers decided
on what days and how many
Hours they volunteer. Anyone
who wishes to sit, rather than
stand while ringing the bell is
welcome to do so.
Please ,contact Jeannette at
the Liberty Couity Senior Citi-'
zens Association at 643-5690
or 643-5613 Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
(ET) to schedule a time. We will
continue to raise funds through
Thursday, Dec. 22.
We very much appreciate any
help we are blessed with in try-
ing to help our fellow people
who are in need.
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Blountstown. The Rotary Club welcomes individuals and
businesses to join. Meetings are held every Wednesday
at noon at the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. Pictured .with
Lynnette is Ken Sheppard, the RotaryClub president.
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 7, 2005
Chipola board evaluates president and approves employee raises
College District Board of
Trustees evaluated colltrc
president Dr. Gene Prough
and approved a salary increase
for college employees during
the board's regular monthly
meeting, Nov. 22.
All nine board members
rated the president's
performance as excellent, the
highest rating available on
the evaluation. In a summary
of the trustees' comments,
board attorney Gerald Holley
stated, "Dr. Prough received an
excellent evaluation and is to
be commended for a job. well
strengths as: "love and concern
for people," having a vision
for the future of the college,"
"having the ability to employ
the right people'" "having
a good relationship with
legislators," and "making the
campus student-friendly." In
the general comments section,
one trustee noted, "the president
not only loves the college and
its people, but also looks to the
future and the legacy of Chipola
Following the meeting,
Prough said, "It is a privilege
to serve as president of Chipola
College. I believe this is one
of the finest colleges in the
country. I look forward to
working many more years to
provide opportunities for our
Prough became Chlupila's
ninth president in October of
2002. He served as executive
vice president of the college
from 1997 to 2002. Prough first
came to Chipola as Director of
Vocational Education in 1994.
During the past decade
Prough has provided leadership
that enabled the college to
obtain more than $17 million in
building projects and more than
$12 million in federal and state
Under his leadership, the
Foundation has grown from $2
Endowments and scholarships
in the Foundation provide some
$600.000 annually in direct aid
Prough, a 1968 graduate of
Chipola, also has worked to
expand the academic programs
of the college which now
include bachelor's degrees in
Secondary Science Education
and Secondary Mathematics
Prough was granted a
five-year rolling contract in
November of 2004, and given
approval to enter the state
Deferred Retirement Option
Program (DROP). Last year's
action extended Prough's
contract through November of
2010. Terms of the president's
contract will be addressed at
the January board meeting.
In other business, the
Bristol postal employee retires
following 31 years of service
Bristol Postmaster Ricky Brown presented Kathleen
Duggar with a certificate in recognition of her 31 years of
service as a postal clerk during a gathering of family, friends
and co-workers last month to mark her retirement. She said
the dinner was a real surprise and what she found most
astonishing was the fact that her husband, H.C., managed
to keep it a secret from her. "They got me good," she said,
noting that the event was as much fun for him because "he
was so proud of himself for not slipping up and giving away
the surprise party.
Kathleen had to give up work after having a stroke last
July but says she is doing well now. "I'm still recovering,"
she says, but she's making the most of her retirement. "I'm
busy catering to my grandchildren and my husband." She
says she's been out gathering greens from H.C.'s garden
to drop off during visits with friends now. "I generally stay
busy," she says, adding that she plans to get out and about
Dr. Gene Prough
board approved a two percent
salary increase for all career,
professional and administrative
employees filling positions on
the table of personnel, during
a Nov. 22 board meeting. The
raise is effective July 1, 2005.
The board also agreed to
cover increases in employee
retirement contributions and
individual health insurance
The board authorized
college president, Dr. Gene
Prough, to give an overall
(including an annual step) to
faculty employees subject to
collective bargaining. The
Chipola Faculty Association,
the bargaining unit which
represents the college faculty,
is currently negotiating the
annual faculty contract.
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Chipola Show Choir Jazzmatazz
MARIANNA-Chipola College's award-winning Show Choir
will present Jazzmatazz 2006: Design of the Decades in the Chipola
Theatre, Jan. 12, 13, and 14, 2006, at 7 p.m. nightly.
The high energy show will feature musical highlights from the
50's to the present.
Jazzmatazz tickets make great stocking stuffers if you hurry. The
college is closed for the holidays Dec. 16 through Jan. 2.
Tickets for this annual show are available from Show Choir
members beginning Dec. 1. Tickets also are available at 718-2277
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la College Cheerleaders. have
scheduled a cheerleader clinic
and their annual extravaganza.
Chipola will host a cheer-
leader clinic at Guy's Gymnastics
on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Two three-hour sessions are
scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and
1 p.m. Registration fee for each
session is $25 or $45 for both
Lunch will be provided for
those who register for both ses-
Chipola's annual Cheerlead-
ing Extravaganza is scheduled
for Saturday, Feb. 4,2006.
The event begins at 9 a.m. at
the Milton H. Johnson Health
Center, with participating squads
coming at 8:30 a.m. for the
warm-up session prior to the
Two new competition divi-
sions have been added this year:
Straight Cheer and Straight
Dance (no tumbling or stunts in
Complete rules and infor-
mation can be accessed at the
Chipola Web site www.chipola.
edu by clicking on "Athletics"
' arid then "Cheerleaders."
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 7, 2005
BLOUNTSTOWN ROTARY CLUB PRESENTS CHECK TO ALTHA SCHOOL FCCLA
-A check in the amount of $200 was presented to the Family Careers and Community Leaders
of America of Altha School. The Blountstown Rotary Club presented the check in appreciation
for the assistance given to the club on Goat Day by this group of young ladies. The following
.students were present at the presentation: back row, Marie Granger (Advisor), Jessica Smith,
Shayla Reagan; front row, Sarah Burke, Heather Reagan, Kasey Bailey and Margie Mason
presenting the check. ALTHA SCHOOL PHOTO
Exam schedules announced
B-TOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
TIGER BEAT EVENTS -
Dec. 7 Third Senior Trip deposit of $100 due; end of-
Senior Donut Sales.
Dec. 8 Chorus Concert; Madrigal Dinner at W.T. Neal
Civic Center, 7 p.m., Tickets are $15 each.
Dec. 10 ACT Test
Dec. 15 Boy's B-Ball vs. Marianna, Away, 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 16 Girl's B-Ball vs. Altha, Away, 5 p.m.
Dec. 19 Girl's B-Ball, Home, 4 p.m.; Boy's B-Ball vs.
Wewa, Home 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 20 End of first semester: I
Dec. 21 thru Jan. 5. 2006 Christmas Holidays!!!
Jan. 6 Students return to school.
Blountstown High School's
exam schedule is as follows:
Fall Semester 2005-2006
*Thursday, Dec. 15 fifth
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period exam, sixth period exam,
seventh period exam
*Friday, Dec. 16 first pe-
riod exam, second period exam
*Monday, Dec. 19 third pe-
riod exam, fourth period exam
*Tuesday, Dec. 20 Make-
up exam day
Back to the weightroom; Bowling trip planned Liberty
by Patricia Williams
Today, Wednesday, Dec. 7
marks the beginning of a new
girl's weightlifting season.
This.year isevenmore exciting
than the last! This year there are
not as many experienced lifters,
so we have many new girls that
S are stepping up to fill some big
\We hae three seniors on
the team this year. Courtney
Beauchamp in the 110 weight
cl s. Patricia Williams in the
119 n\eight class, and Kathnn
Nichols in the 154 weight clasi.
These three girls are veteran
lifters and.are fully prepared to
make a place for themselves.
Courtney attended the state
meet last year and placed in the
top 10. She is really preparing
herself for a return trip .and
is hoping to bring home a medal
-All the girls anticipate a great
season. One newcomer, Kayla
Baggett, hasreally been working
hard to get her maxes up. This
young lady is in the weight room
every afternoon, not to mention
the time during her weightlifting-
The senior girls are in the
weightroom every free moment
they have during P.E. and during
their scheduled weightlifting
class. These girls are also
cheerleaders, so the time spent
is really helping out two teams
instead of just one. There are
so many new faces this year and
they are all working very hard
to better themselves for this
The girls have their first meet
Dec. 7 at home at 3 p.ni. Let's
all come out and really cheer
these girls to a victory against
B-town Middle School boys continue tc
The BMS Varsity
boys started off their
after the holiday sea-
son last week with a
win over Wewa, 37-
18. Jason Money led
in scoring with 16 pts,
followed by Michael
Leonard with 8, Shur-
ron Corker with 6, and
Jacob Wainv\ right with
5. Our variir) squad
really played up to
their potential making
key passes and shots,
,especially during the
first quarter with a
quick 16-4 lead: This
win made them 3-2.
The J.V. upped their season to
5-0 with a fifth quarter win, 30-
0. Everyone played well and just
about everyone scored. Javon
Mosley, Paul Mosley, Charles
Buggs, Nick Martin, Marquel
Thomas and Trevor Engram all
scored 4 pts each. Will Rog-
ers. Jordan Sweinhatt, and Chris
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2005-2006 Blountstown Middle School Basketball te
The Varsity and J.V. contin--
ued- their wins last Thursday
with Varsity score of 55-8 over
Apalachicola Charter School
and our J.V. won their'fifth quar-
ter game 13-3. Shurron Corker
led-the Varsity scoring 11 points
followed by Spencer Faircloth
with: 9, Brion Simmons with
8, Michael Leonard with 6,
Wolfram. scored 2 pts each. -Stephan-Jones with 5. Alex Dea-
son, Jonathan Sumne
Money all with 4, an
from Princeton Grant
Wainwright. The Va
is now 4-2. The J.
Paul Mosley scoring
followed by Javon
Chris Wolfram, Trev
Charles Buggs and
bott all with 2 points
are no6 6-0 bn the se
by Kasey Roberts
Last year's students in the
eighth grade and in the 10th
grade who took FCAT Writes
are now reaping the benefits of
their hard work and excellent
writing. .ll ,.nidents that made
a 4 or higher on last year's test
are being treated with a trip
to Kindel Lanes for a day -of
bowling and food.
The trip is scheduled for Jan.
9. Student \'ill leave school
that morning at 9:30 and return
that afternoon at 1:30.
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Lowfat or whole
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r Lunch: Chicken nuggets, baked
Potatoes in jacket, field peas with
snaps, fruit cup, corn bread.
Lunch: Pizza with cheese,
and tomato salad, fresh fruit,
Lunch: Hot dog on bun, baked
S"- ] 'beans, fruit cup, cookie.
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In an era when many are
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Concerns raised over Calhoun school consolidation
To the editor:
We are writing to express
our concern about the potential
"consolidation" of Calhoun
County Schools. We are being
led to believe that the only way
the State of Florida will fund any
new buildings in our county is to
consolidate and build one school
instead ofAltha, Blountstown and
Carr Community each receiving
new buildings that they need.
If this is the. case, how did
Popular Springs, Bethlehem and
Bonifay in Holmes County get
funding to build each of those
communities new buildings?
It is my understanding that the
Holmes County School Board
once considered consolidation
and found out very quickly from
the communities that this was not
what the TAXPAYING residents
wanted. Holmes County got
their new buildings on a rotating
To the editor:
The Liberty County Sheriff's
Department and the Calhoun-
Liberty Journal did James Lee
Godfrey a disservice.
Reporting his "case" I
consider an invasion of privacy
and disrespecting this basic
dignity. Reporting this is none
of the sheriff's department or
The Journal's business unless
overstepping boundaries of
privacy we try to justify.
I'm reading about court laws,
the right of privacy and respect
by law people of privacy in
'The Right to Privacy' by Ellen
Alderman and Caroline Kenniedy.
The point of this letter is to shame
the sheriff and The Journal, not
for them to shame me or Mr.
Godfrey. Mind your own lives
I said or better yet, get out your
Holy Books about practice of
If that man were not Mr.
Godfrey and instead Mr. Barber
or any staff of your paper, how
would you feel?
I feel you each tried to insult
and marginalize Mr. Godfrey.
Pillars of moralistic virtue
No, I don't know if a man such
as Jesus would go sign this letter.
Moses might praise the deputy
and The Journal for doingtheir
Set an example
To the editor;,
Whose more important this
Christmas season? Santa or baby
Jesus God's most precious gift
If your first love is Jesus, let's
decorate our yards to reflect His
birth, especially pastors and
churches. Let's set an example
... ...-B Blountstown- '
WITH A LETTER TO
Write: The Calhoun-Liberty
Journal, PO. Box 536,
\ Bristol, FL 2381 /
three-year cycle. Why is this
not an option being presented
by the Calhoun County School
Board? Why does this board seem
so determined to consolidate
the schools? If our county was
bankrupt, or if our county had
failing schools, or if our county
was smaller in land area, I can
see where consolidation might
be an option. However, this board
prides itself in maintaining over
$5 million in reserve. The county
also has the highest graduation
rate in the State, and no school
in the county is even close to
"duty," I don't.
I do know I find this news
and log report insulting and
repugnant, far more repugnant
than a man sleeping along a
roadway a shame!
On Nov. 19, had the Liberty
County Sheriff deputy who swept
the Hosford street clean of Mr.
Godfrey befriended him, taken
him home for a bed, meal, drink
and bath, I might have given
the law man a gold star for
compassion, empathy and public
reporter asked if Mr. Godfrey
would like to write non Sheriff
Log reports in the paper and
had treated him with dignity and
much respect, I might give the
press a gold star.
I consider what The Calhoun-
Liberty Journal and the deputy
did insensitive at best. An
invasion of privacy and an insult
More a Moses reaction than a
Howard W. Johnson,
being a failing school. So why
start closing small community
schools just to build one large
one? The schools we have now
Some say consolidation
would bring more opportunities
to our students. What specific
opportunities will consolidation
bring? We are residents of Altha
and graduated from Altha School.
Both of our children graduated
from there and our grandson also
attends Altha School. We know
the excellent education they
have each received. The students
at Altha receive an excellent
education and thousands of dollars
of scholarships are given away
each year to graduating seniors.
If the schools are consolidated,
we fear many students who
attend Altha may not receive
scholarship money because the
competition becomes stiffer and
with more students trying for
the scholarships, fewer students
will get them. The amount of
local scholarships is not going to
increase with increased student
numbers at a county-wide
Another concern is the
location of this new school.
If the honorable thing is done
and the school is located at the
geographical center of the county
(which is only fair so all students
would travel equal distances),
this would put the school on the
west side of the Chipola River
somewhere in the Shelton's
Corner area west of Altha. Why
is that a good location to house
several hundred students? It is
far away from any town, it is
out of the way for parents to
come to, and it is one of the
least populated areas of Calhoun
County. Why would you build
what would become the most
populated school in the county
in the least populated area of
the county? One of the proposed
plans recommended making
Blountstown High School the
new Calhoun County Middle
School and building a new
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274 at Willis Bridge south of
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way to Altha or go all the way
to Blountstown in order to get
across the river to the new school.
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west of the river and the majority
of the population on the east side
of the river, there is going to
be a significant increase in the.
amount of traffic on these roads.
Is the Calhoun County Board of
Commissioners ready to improve
these roads to accommodate
the hundreds of cars that would
have to travel these roads each
day? Has the Calhoun County
School Board even discussed
road issues with the Board of
Additionally, because of the
limited access to river crossings
(that number being two bridges),
has the school board considered
the length of bus rides the children
will have to endure in order to
get to school every day? It's not
like there can be many routes
to this new school if it in fact is
located on the west side of the
Chipola River. No matter how
many back roads are used, every
bus and every car headed to this
new school will only be able to
get there one of two ways: via
Hwy. 20 through Clarksville or
Hwy. 274 at Willis Bridge west
A final concern is what the
consolidation will do to the
communities themselves? A
centralized school, whether it's a
middle school or. high school, is
going to take students way from
Altha, Blountstown and Carr
Community. We live in a small
county where the schools are the
central focus of the community.
Does the board even care what
will happen to these towns?
Additionally, the alumni of all
these schools have great memories
and pride in their respective
schools. Taking away these
community schools and throwing
our kids into one centralized large
school is taking away years of
history and traditions from all
areas: Altha, Blountstown and
Carr. There would be no more
Altha Wildcats or Blountstown
Tigers. These schools would be
lost in history along with the
decades of memories people have
of these schools.
It is our hope that everyone
who is against the consolidation
of.these schools will closely
watch for meetings and show
up at these meetings to let the
board and Superintendent Neves
know that they are against
consolidating the schools. Do
not let these people take away
our community schools. Calhoun
County Schools are among the top
ranked in Florida. The Number
one graduation rate. in Florida
speaks for itself. With a county
that consistently makes the State
Honor Roll List ias according to
the A+ Schools Plan), has such
high school grades and FCAT
scores. has outstanding athletic
programs. and has a reserve
account of approximately $5
million, why change it?
An old saying applies to this
whole situation: "If it aint broke,
don't fix it."
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W.R. Tolar Jr. Beta Club Induction Ceremony
W.R. Tolar held its Beta
Club induction on Nov. 29.
There were 26 new members
joining the club this year. New
members for the 2005-06
school year are Abel Barragan,
Chelsea Bateman, David Black,
Jimmy Brown, Ashley Coleman,
Victoria Creel, Lauren Fant,
Haley Gortman, Kayla Harris,
Darryl Hogans, Morgan Hurst,
Kaylene Kady Stephanie
Koyle, Michael Marotta, Cynthia
Mendez, Eliza Nobles, Tyler
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Shepard, Rachael Shepard,
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This year's officers gave
speeches on various topics
during the ceremony. President
Cheyenne Griffin spoke on
honesty Vice-President Blake
Weiss spoke aboutachievement
site just off East Ivan Road in I
"I was about to put a fireplace A
backing in a house that was half-
way framed up," he said. The
crew of four or five men working
at the site were standing outside.
"We looked up in the-sky and
there's this big cloud coming to
us filled with debris," Layne said.
"We all ran inside the house and
huddled up in a closet."
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for each activity.
Saturday will be a busy day for
the two counties, with numerous
events including the following:
*Christmas on the Square in
Bristol from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
*The Calhoun County libraries
will hold open house with visits
from Santa at 10 a.m. Central
Time at the Blountstown Library,
1:30 p.m. at Huge Creek and Dec
18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kinard,
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While standing tightly together
in the framework of the closet, the
men could see the turmoil around
them through the beams. "The
house wasn't very secure. We
were out there hoping they'd put
all the nails in right and it would
withstand the weather," he said.
They saw pieces of wood sail-
ing through the air and tarps flap-
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"There was a bunch of loud noise
-really deepsounds and whistling
noises. We heard pieces of wood
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"It turned out the tornado came
about 40 yards from the house,"
he said. "It had landed.and I
guess it had hopped over us a little
bit." He said that numerous trees
were downed on both sides of the
unfinished house and a church
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"completely tore to the ground."
After the twister left, he
watched as it touched down in a
field before moving on.
None of the men were hurt.
After the wind calmed, the crew
called it a day and left the site
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She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Gladys
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Survivors include her husband, Ted McGlamory of Providence;
three sons, Brent Melvin and Larry McGlamory, both of Quincy, and
Dexter Melvin of Jensen Beach; two daughters, Dee Dee Blackburn
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of scales that are present at
application and are among the
least toxic and most effective
product for controlling scale.
Horticultural oils coat the insect,
blocking its breathing tubes.
The insect actually dies from
suffocation, not poisoning.
Follow label instructions
carefully when using horticultural
oils. Plant damage can result
if some oils are used during
extremely hot or cold periods.
The label will provide the safe
temperature range for- that
particular product Since oils
control scales by suffocation,
complete spray coverage is
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-i
Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads
Wedding gown, size 6 with shoes
and veil, $400 or best offer.Call 272-
4246 or 272-4197. 12-7,12-14
LP gas tank, 250 gallons; 30 gallon
hot water heater. Call 643-5117.
Nokia Tracfone, like new with 220
prepaid minutes, no contract cell
phone, paid $149 for 300 minutes
plus $35 for Nokia phone, have 220
minutes left on phone. Will sell entire
package for $100. Call 674-2208,
leave message. 12-7,12-14
Couch, green, less than two years
old, paid $800 brand new, asking
$200. Call 643-4267. 12-7,12-14
Portable playpen has night light,
plays music and vibrates, has
changing table and bassinet that
attach to playpen. All fold up and
fit into a carrying case. Brand new,
never used, $50; deluxe Jumperoo
bouncy seat, plays music and lights
up, toys attached, four height ad-
justments, paid $60, asking $15;
full size crib, like new, $50. Call
674-8954 after 1 p.m.
Wooden ladder, six ft., $15; wood-
en microwave cart, $50; wishing well.
planter, $20; apple trash bin, $20;
small microwave, $15: podium, $15:
Ventura acoustic guitar Amp., $75.
Call 762-2113. 12-7 12-14
Krazy Kar, the original riding toy,
brand new, still in box, for children
up to 70 Ibs., $60. Call 674-8385.
Outdoor door with glass, standard
.32 inch, insulated, used about two
months, never been outdoors inthe
-weather., has real good brass lock
spet $85. Call 762-3266.
Buckshot climbing tree stand,
used. very little, $200. Call 379-
Cabinets, 4 x 4, buy six and get
the seventh one free or $50 each.
Call 674-6142. 12-7,12-14
Propane gas heater, Model
CGR18P, vent free, three burner,
brand new, never used, 18,000
BTU, $99. Call 762-3266 or e-mail at
Teaktableand chairs, needs some
minor repairs, free, come and pick
up. Call 762-3108. 12-7,12-14
Computer monitor, Emachines, 17
inch, flat screen, new in box, $85.
Call 643-5551 or 643-6041.
Room to go, 84 inch sofa with two
recliners, loveseat with two reclin-
ers, large oil painting and area rug,
all to match, $700. Call 674-5858.
Wood screen door, 30 inches, new,
never used, $20. Call 762-3370.
Epson printer, $40; Canon scan-
ner, $40; Panasonic transcriber/
recorder, $80; V-smile with two
games, like new, $30. Call 379-
3859. 11-30, 12-7
Octagon coffee table, restored,
looks like new, tabletop has FSU
design and can be removed for stor-
age space, $75. Call 643-3764.
John Deere tractor, battle
ated with pull behind tra
year old, barely used, $1
Bible on cassette tape,
new testament, $50.- C
Round wood table wit
chairs, $30. Call 674-8378
Kerosene heater, $130;
$40. Call 674-6142.
Storage cabinet, white
drawers, two doors, form
solid wood, made in the late
great condition. $60: glass
with three shelves, goes
commode, $15, electric we
used three times, real sha
Black and Decker weedeat(
used, battery powered, $
Brenda Hurst at 674-8381
Twin car bed with mattre
five piece bedroom set, blac
finish with gold trim, large
headboard, $150. Call 643
1999 Saturn SCI, three door, CD
player; air conditioning, excellent
condition, $3,000 negotiable. Call
1995 Ford Mustang, green with
tinted windows, automatic, heat
and air conditioning, $4,000 or best
offer. Call 272-4246 or 272-4197.
1993 Toyota truck, 4WD, single
cab, new tires, new rebuilt motor,
new brakes, cold air conditioning,
five speed, no rust, few dents, will
make a good hunting truck, $4,500.
Call 539-9476 or 545-9589.
1992 Honda Accord LX, light
green, four door, automatic, power
windows, power brakes, air condi-
tioning and heat, all electric except
seats, cloth seats, AM/FM cassette
player, $1,400 or best offer. Call
1997 Suzuki Sidekick, 4WD,
$3,500. Call 643-8098.
1983 Isuzu truck, filled with Christ-
mas items, $750. Call 674-6142.
11-30,12-7 1998 Ford F150 XL, green and
beige, six cylinder, automatic, pre-
:h three mium wheels, dual exhaust, CD
5. player, nice clean truck, 85,000
11-30,12-7 miles, $4,995. Call 674-6490 or
209-4070 (cell) ask for Sonny.
bathtub, 12-7, 12-14
1997 Toyota Tacoma, wrecked on
Seven the right front, $1,200; 1993 Toyota
lica top, truck, 2WD, needs anengine;,$400.
S1950's, Call 762-8909. 12-7, 12-14
over the 1991 Chevy Silverado, 2WD,
edeater, electric locks and windows, air
ape,$15: conditioning and heating, tilt and
er, never cruise, has new brakes, tires, motor,
30. Call transmission and paint, $2,500firm.
Call 379-8973. 12-7, 12-14
1993 Ford Tempo, four cylinder,
ss $75; new coil, timing chain, and plug
glossy wires, needs brain box, $300 or best
mirrored offer..Call 643-3564., 12-7,12-14
3-2370. 1957 Chevy Bel Air, four door,
11-30,12-7 original engine, runs, $4,000, great
I project car. Call 643-7131.
717-3333 by noon
run FREE for 2 weeks.
1997 Isuzu Rodeo, red and black,
automatic, very good condition,
good first vehicle for teenager,
$3,000 or best offer. Call 674-1044
or 209-9654. 11-30, 12-7
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE,
57,000 miles, excellent condition,
$9,500 or best offer. Call 674-4913
days or762-4224 evenings. 11-30,12-7
1998 Chevy Z-71, extended cab,
three-door, 4WD, all power, ap-
proximately 150,000 miles, $8,500
or best offer. Call 379-3859 or 510-
9578. 11-30, 12-7
1989 Chevy truck, extended cab,
6.2 diesel engine, rebuilt automatic
transmission, fifth wheel hookup
plus heavy-duty Reese hitch, 24-25
mpg., mechanically sound, willtrade
for smaller truck, SUV or $2,500.
Call 379-8117. 11-30,12-7
1994 GeoTracker, standard trans-
mission, no air conditioner, $2,900.
Call 762-8343. .11-30,12-7
Groundhog tires, 38 x 15, set
of four, $15 each. Call 643-3509
between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (ET).
1991 Plymouth van for best offer.
Call 674-6142. 11-30,12-7
Chrome rims, beautiful, set of four.
18 inch with tires already mounted,
multi-lug holes, should fit any auto-
mobile, $300. Call 762-8423, after
3:30 p.m. 11-30,12-7
1995 Mercury Tracer, $500 and
1991 Pontiac Bonneville, $200.
Both need repair, $700 for both.
Call 643-1293. I- ,:. 7
1982 Dodge, 4WD, 318 engine.
four speed transmission. $1,000.
1988 Chevy truck, 1/2 ton. 4WD,
350, V8, runs good, good body,
$2,300. Call 643-2181.
2000 Volkswagon GLS, Super-
beetle, 62,000 miles, power win-
dows and door locks, cruise control,
sliding sunroof, five speed, manual
transmission, 30-35 mpg., $8,850
or best offer. Call 674-9495.
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drive by today, 14344 SW CR. 275, Blountstown.
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Owner is licensed real estate broker.
Phone (850) 674,3002
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on Hwy. 65
or 545-2250 (cell)
10 to 1,000 acres,
(850) 544-5441 or
K 850-899-7700 2
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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
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.
1991 Chrysler NewYorker, good
motor, new transmission, needs
programming, $1,000. Call 643-
1999 Ford Ranger, long-wheel
base, tool box, power steering,
power brakes, cold A/C, cruise
control, new tires, excellent con-
dition, $5,250. Call 674-7138 or
899-0269. 11-23T. 12-28
1982 Dodge 4WD, 318 engine,
four speed transmission, $1,000.
Call 762-2379. 11-30, 12-7
Polaris ATV Sportsman 500,
4WD, 2,500 lb. Warren winch, front
rack storage box, rear drop basket
and receiver hitch, very low miles,
$4,500. Call 209-8996 days or 643-
2487 evenings. 11-30,12-7
Carter Go-Kart, 2910-TH Trail-
hunter, camo, double seat, full
suspension kart with dual wheel
drive, 10 hp., 318 cc. Tecumseh
OHV engine with remote choke and
electric start, all-time safety lights,
dual three-point seat belts, torque
converter, 18" profile rear knobby
tires, 16" profile front knobby tires,
above engine equipment rack. Ap-
proximate speed 35 mph. Only used
about 20 hours, two years old. New
over $2,500, will sell for $1,700. Call
643-2139 or 566-7994.
located five miles
north on Hwy. 69.
1ST MONTH a LAST MONTH,
PLUS MONTH DEPOSIT J
2003 Honda 400 EX four wheeler,
purchased new in 2004. Bright
yellow, like new, excellent condi-
tion, approximately 10 hours used,
comes with extended warranty.
Asking $4,500. Call 643-9890, leave
message if no answer.
Honda FourTrax 300, runs great,
$1,800. Call 674-5583.
1999 Coachman travel trailer, 24
ft., everything works, used one time,
brand new, $9,000 or best offer. Call
762-8343. 11-30, 12-7
Everything 2005; 16 ft., custom
semi-V gator weld, excellent con-
dition, Cuda 168 fishfinder, Master
YDE, trailer, 40 hp.Tohatsu with
power trim and tilt, two props, two
batteries, nine gallon gas tank,
motorguide, 46 lb. thrust trolling
motor, anchors and paddle, wide
bottom, 48 inches and sides are
22", $8,900. Call 415-6525.
Aluminum boat with trailer, 14
ft., 15 hp. Yamaha motor, trolling
motorand rods and reels come with
it, $1,000 or best offer. Call 762-
1989 Pro-line, 21 ft., walk-about
cuddy cabin, galvanized tandum-
axle trailer, all in good condition,
no motor, $3,500. Call 674-7138
or 899-0269, leave message.
11-23 T. 12-28
CKC Poodles and Yorkie Poo's,
$350 each. Yorkies, $600 each.
Will have health certificate. Call
Australian shepherd, 16-month-
old male, free to good home. Call
Chihuahuas, $175, nice C
gift. Call 762-8566.
Looking for L*U*V*, "Rooney"
needs romance. AKC male Po-
meranian, red/sable, "stud" just
turned one year old. Seeking first
luv companion. He weighs about 7
Ibs.,"soakingwet". Great personal-
ity, smart, maybe shy at first. He
charges a "stud" fee, or chooses
pick of the litter. His parents and
relatives are all AKC family back-
ground. Please call soon at 762-
8849 or email mabarker@gtcom.
net for photo. 12-7,12-14
Quarter horse, 13-year-old mare,
excellent barrel racer or cutting
horse. Will make a good Christmas
presentfor a small child. Verysweet
horse, $700. Call 643-2195.
Bulldog puppies, 3/4white English
and 1/4 American, two males and
two females left, parents on site,
$100. each. Call 674-1400 or 643-
AKC Pointer pups, German short-
haired, top dog at Westminster Dog
Show, available Dec. 20, $500 each,
taking deposits. Call 674-8888 or
Free puppies, half Chihuahua and
quarter Pekingese, eight weeks
old, three females, wormed, small
dogs, mother on premises. .Call
Chihuahuas, one female, one
male, nine weeks old, black and
white, first shots, asking $125 each.
Call 674-9081 or 674-8344.
Puppies, half Rat terrier, half Jack
Russell, $100 each. Call 762-
8909. 12-7, 12-14
Boar, 10 months old, $100 or best
offer. Call 762-3496.
Jack Russell puppies, four fe-
males and one male; $100 each.
Call 510-6114 daytime or 643-3288
Deer dogs, Beagle/Walker cross,
three males and two females, ready
to start hunting, must see to appreci-
ate. Call 643-8516 or 643-5562.
German shepard, female, thor-
oughbred, four months old, black
and tan, all shots and dewormed,
$150. Call 674-3532. 12-7, 12-14
Beagle puppies, tri-colored,
wormed, one set willbe eight weeks
old at Christmas, four will be 16
weeks at Christmas, come pick you
one, taking deposits, $150 each.
Call 643-1012 after 6 p.m. or 694-
8477 (cell). 12-7,12-14
Colby/Carvertri-pit mix, four male
and four female puppies, asking
$100 each. Call 674-2106.
Puppies free to good home, six
weeks old, wormed and parvo shots.
Call 643-3629. 11-30, 12-7
Chihuahua puppies, five females,
two black and tans, two solid fawns,
and one reddish brown. Great
Christmas gift! Asking $200 each.
Call 674-3011 or 643-1964, ask for
AKC registered German shepard,
eight weeks old, five black and
silver, two solid black, three males
and four females, $250 each. Call
Wanted: Want to buy 12 or 14 ft.
aluminum weld boat and trailer only,
no motor needed. Call 643-5252
after 4 p.m. 12-7,12-14
Wanted: Inexpensive trumpet in
working condition forgrandson. Call
674-8385. 12-7, 12-14
Wanted: Looking for the man that
had three goats that wanted some
shelves. Call 674-6142.
Wanted: Four hub caps for 1995
Lincoln. Call 643-5712.
Wanted: 68-year-old female-seeks
female room mate, must like three
small dogs, $175 rent plus half of
the utilities. Call 379-3469.
Wanted: passenger side window
for 1986 model, four door Plymouth
Reliant. Call 643-3564.
Wanted: Looking to buy preemiesto
3T dresses in good condition. Call
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, no charge for removal.
Call 762-8459. 10-5T. 12-7
BRINKLEY & ASSOC. REAL ESTATE
Joe Brinkley, Lic., Real Estate Broker ,- ~,
Otfilce (850) 643-3289 -After hours 643-5128 Fax 643-1190 7 ii,
Web site: www.brlnkley-realertate.com A=. ..k
*BRISTOL 3BR,2BA singlewide with built-ons, old restorable
house on 6 lots approximately 3 acres. Asking $65,000.
*BOYD ST. 3BR/1 1/2BA brick, garage, near town. $65,000.
*IOLA ST. Doublewide with fireplace, 3BR/2BA, nice lot, very
convenient to town. Reduced.
" LIBERTY CO. Nice country house on 1 1/2-acres. SOLD". -
*HWY. 20'- Large commercial building on approximately 4 acres.
Commercial lots, land and other properties available, call for details. .
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FLORIDA DEPARTMrJT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER _EFVI:ES
Division of Consumer ServicesP y
Bronson files lawsuit against company
for violating Florida's'Do Not Call' Law
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson announced that he
has taken legal action against
a Brevard County telemarketer
for violating Florida's "Do Not
A lawsuit filed in Brevard
County Circuit Court alleges
that Direct Mortgage Group
Inc., of Melbourne, made at least
16 telephone calls to Florida
residents on the state's "Do Not
Call" list between January and
October 2005. The calls persisted
despite numerous warning letters
to the company.
"Consumers who join the
program are entitled to be spared
the intrusion of commercial
telemarketing calls, and we're
committed to seeing that their
privacy is protected," Bronson
said. "We advised this company to
stop calling numbers on the list, but
they disregarded our warnings."
The legal action seeks an
injunction prohibiting Direct
Mortgage Group from any future
calls to residents on the list and
fines of up to $10,000 for each
of the calls it made to prohibited
Bronson's department has
collected or obtained judgments
of more than $1.5 million
against companies that have
called residents on the "Do Not
Call" list, and several such legal
actions are pending in courts
throughout the state. '
Floridians to join the program,
which prohibits most
commercial telemarketers from
calling numbers on the list. For
more information about the
program, consumers can call the
department's toll free hotline at
7352) or visit the Division of
Consumer Services web site at
Liberty County loggers earn
'Master Logger designation
LAKE CITY Lesa and Morton Armstrong, of Armstrong
Logging, and Donald Jourdan, of Kenneth P. Green Logging..have
completed a three-day education program designed to train loggers in
environmentally sound, safe and efficient logging practices. Comple-
tion of this training earned them the industry designation of Master
Logger: a professional logger with at least one successful year of
They return to the Liberty County area with improved credentials
to offer logging and forestry services in this growing segment of the
local and state economy. In 2003, timber harvesting in Liberty County
produced a $128 million harvest. Approximately 1,044 employees
work directly in the county's forest industry which generates a $38.1
million payroll. Forest products and paper companies within the state
collectively generate $16.6 billion in manufactured products and cre-
ate over 133,000 jobs in local communities.
Lesa, Morton and Donald traveled to Lake City, where they
participated in sessions with 30 other loggers. The classes covered
technological innovations in the logging industry, environmental
management, the changing wood supply and demands for more
sophisticated business practices. Lectures included topics on timber
security, endangered species, planning for forest harvests, business
finance, wage management, logging safety, legal affairs and the latest
in environmental regulations.
According to Bob Moore, Logger Education Task Force Chair for
the Florida Forestry Association, "the program has as its goals the
enhancement of professionalism among loggers, the improvement of
the state's quality of life, the. provision of a continuing flow of forest
goods and services and the protection of environmental qualities of
Florida's forests." To date more than 550 loggers have completed the,
training and earned the title of Master Logger.
Forests cover over 16 million acres in Florida--nearly 48% of the
state's total land area. The Master Logger program is sponsored by
the Florida Forestry Association and the Florida Sustainable Forestry
Initiative State Implementation Committee.
S BAKER IS EMPLOYEE
OF THE MONTH -
Lucinda Baker accepts
the December Chipola
College Career Employee,
of the Month award from
college president Dr. Gene
Prough. Baker has worked
in the college's Physical
Plant since 1987.
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Wanted: Guns, paying cash, old or
modern rifles, shotguns, pistols, one
gun or collection, military guns, old
double barrels. Call 674-4860.
9-28 T. 12-14
Lost: Small male black and tan dog
lost close to Fox Pen and Kelly Rd.
in Calhoun County. Children miss
him very much. Call 762-4059.
Lost: Black labradorwith collar and
possibly leash still attached. Lost
on Hwy. 12 S. in Bristol. Answers to
"Lucky". If found call 643-5491.
Lost: Black brindle plot male,
beagle/walker male, both with blue
collars. Also a reward for a red, red-
nose pit female, approximately 70
lbs., ears trimmed, wearing black
collar. Missing from the corner of
Freeman Rd. and Hwy. 20. If found
call 643-1883 or 643-8555.
Lost: Long-tailed Chihuahua, white
with brown and black spots. An-
swers to "Dudley". Reward if found.
Call 272-2194 or 447-0727.
Beautiful home, three bedroom,
two and a half bath, two acres of
landscaped property, two car ga-"
rage with added carport, building on
back of property, large screened in
back porch, great buy at $119,999.
Must see!. Call 352-362-1693 for
appointment. 12-7, 12-14
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEC-
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LIBERTY
CASE NO.: 05-139-CA
21ST CENTURY HOME MORTGAGE
VERNICE L. MARTIN A/K/A VERNICE
BRYANT; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF VERNICE L. MARTIN A/K/A VER-.
NICE BRYANT; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY'
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
NOTICE OF SALE
1993 mobile home, 14 x 80, three
bedroom, two bath with garden tub
in the master bath, partially fur-
nished, front porch, must be moved.
Call 643-5886 or 643-2595, ask for
Mitch or Heather. 12-7, 12-14
2005 doublewide, three bedroom,
two bath, 1,600 square ft. on two
and a half acres on martin Sewell
Rd. in Clarksville. Asking payoff
of $80,000. Call 762-2095 or 209-
4837. 12-7, 12-14
House in Altha, two bedrooms;
completely remodeled, comes with
four lots. Call 239-872-9479 (cell) or
239-458-5573 (home). 11-30, 12-7
2005 Destiny mobile home, single-
wile, ItX 7, Iwouoeuroor
bath. Move and take over p
Call 643-2191 or 643-182
6.5 acres in Altha, mostly
on Bowden Rd., $60,000
x 150 lot on Bowden Rd.
$11,500; 150 x 150 lot on
Rd. inAltha, $13,500; 28+/
acres with nice creek i
$135,000. Call 762-8185.
Huge yard sale, Saturday
beginning at 7 a.m. locate
Tire. Large size cloths, I
and clothing. Call 674-892
Yard sale, Saturday and
Dec. 10 & 11 and Satur
Sunday, Dec. 17 & 18 fr
a.m. until 5 p.m: located at 1117
N.W. Hwy. 274. Clothes, toys, tools,
something for everyone. Call 762-
8445. 12-7, 12-14
Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 10 be-
ginning at 8 a.m. located at 25213
Sr. 71, one mile south of Altha.
Children's clothes, winter coats,
maternity clothes, table and two
chairs, household knick knacks and
a lot more; Call 762-3791. 12-7
Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 10,be-
ginning at 7 a.m. located at 16124
Hanna Tower Rd. in Altha, follow
signs. Misc. clothes and household
items. Call 762-2400. 12-7
nlandtIwu Big yard sale, Friday, Dec. 9 and
payments. Saturday, Dec. 10from 8a.m. until 6
, 17 p.m. located at 23514 Blackbottom
Rd. in Altha, off of Hwy. 275, one
Swooded mile south of Hwy. 71. Lots of stuff
; 112.85 to choose from. Christmas decora-
in Altha tions, gift ideas, 12 Playstations,
Bowden 15 Playstation 2, eight Gamecube
- wooded 'and four Nintendo 64 games. Some
in Altha, with strategy guides. All the PS1,
PS2 and Gamecube games have
11-30, 12-7 the cases. VHS and DVD.movies.
Pokemon and Yugiho cards, singles
and packets. Backpacks, women's
and men's shoes, some are practi-
cally new. A few men's suit jackets,
S men's and women's clothing, dressy
9d at City
ids toys iand not so dressy. Too much more
4'. to list. -Will be available Thursday,'
12-7,12-14 Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. til 3 p.m. for
those who can't wait or want to put
Sunday, something aside until Friday and
rday and Saturday. Call 762-9407 with any
rom 8:30 questions. 12-7
suant to a Final Summary Judgement of Dated this 18th day of November, 2005.
Foreclosure entered in the above styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of LibertyCoun- Robert.Hill, Clerk of the Circuit Court
ty, Florida, I will sell the property situate in By: Vahell Summers, Deputy Clerk
Liberty County, Florida, described as:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 2
.NORTH, RANGE 7 WEST, LIBERTY'
COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND RUN EAST
ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID SECTION 295 FEET
FOR THE- POINT OF BEGINNING.
FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING
RUN NORTH 295 FEET; THENCE
EAST 295 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
295 FEET TO SOUTH BOUND-
ARY LINE OF SAID SECTION AND
THENCE WEST ALONG SOUTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 295 FEET TO THE POINT OF
To include a:
1996 MONTGOMERY BILL/MON-
TITLE #: 71638643
1914 NW DENNIS GREEN ROAD,
BRISTOL, FL 32321
at public sale, at11 a.m., or as soon there-
after as same can be done, to the highest
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff 11 .30o
*REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Chipola Regional Workforce Devel-
opment Board Inc., is seeking a qualified
organizations) with the expertise and
capacity to promote the use of One-Stop
services among specifically targeted
populations within the region, as well as
'work with One-Stop Providqrs and Board
staff in the region to evaluate current
services for the purpose of determining
ways to improve services to targeted
To receive a copy of the Request for
Proposal either call (850) 718-0456 or
visit our Web site at www.onestopahead.
com and click on the link for the Request
Proposals are dud by 1 p.m. (CT) January
9,2006. EOE. Minority owned businesses
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pur-, olftheLiberty County.Courthouse Bris.toli. ..are encouraged to apply..- .. .- 12.7
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DECEMBER 7,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23
3 immediate openings
H Sed s -
Fax your JOB MARKET
advertisements to us at
643-3334, or email: to:
St. Joe Land
St. Joe Land is currently hiring an Administrative Assistant to provide general reception
and administrative support ito orne Sles A',s- M linjger.
Qualified candidates will possess a mininiaium ro to fi.e s.Irs iof,:Ti, e'.prierin e.
strong word processing and Excel ;prea.idhmer kills .and great telephone voice.
Aptitude for learning new software and rc.seajching the v'.b for iiformjtion *and solmtiri-,
a ni.jor plus Mu.t b-e a -ellf-sriner and dependable Must be comrnf.rijble .ii. rl.it in j
relatively rural offci. sing 'o ,re lir s eicmpliec- may be the only ore in he bw-lding f'or
extended periods of time; Must hate a "canr-do jnirudie .i hih degrci- :tf prot'e.,iioraishr,.
he ability) 10 be a team player, tfh ahblir' tic.o uliu-ta-k. ind be Willing to do whatever
is necessary to get the io-b done -Strong orgalnizaional skills a plui. A.A. or Certified
Prote.islonjl Secret.ir, design.jno n prefrr.'d
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Conipan', ,'dminirr ri.e ssi.t.aiw pitEior, 0hern ubminirig ,oir ro-sum EOE
The School Board of Liberty County is accepting
applications for the following positions for the 2005-2006
school year. Applications are available at the Office of the
Superintendent located at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL.
Regular office hours are from 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday
:. -,VA.GE PATHOLOGIST
.. : *. ,
* Bachelor's degree in Speech/Language Pathology/
Communication Disorders from an accredited educational
* Certified in Speech/Language Pathology by the State of
Flroida and/or licensure in Speech/Language Pathology
by the State of Florida, Department of Professional
* Must provide written references upon request from the
COMPENSATION: $50 per hour, 7.5 hours per day for
A complete application and resume with three (3):
professional references is required. Please submit
applications to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools
located in the Liberty Education and Administration
Center at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL.. Reasonable
accommodations for completing forms and interviews
are available for people with disabilities when
requested in advance. For a request for reasonable
accommodations, please contact the Office of the
Applications will be received until filled.
Employment will be contingent upon fingerprints being
ONLY CURRENT APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, religion,
sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital,status. -
AN EQUAL OPPORT.UNITY-EMPLOYER/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
position available at
Come by and pick up
For more information,
One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2.
Blountstown 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
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
is now accepting applications for the following position:
CUSTODIAL SUPERVISOR: Supervises and coordinates
activities of workers engaged in the industrial cleaning ac-
tivities of all college facilities. Responsibilities include, but
are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, and training em-
ployees: planning, assigning, and directing work; apprais-
ing performance; rewarding and disciplining employees;
addressing complaints and resolving problems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A.A. degree with a mini-
mum of three years supervisory experience; or High School
diploma with a minimum of five years supervisory experi-
ence required. Industrial cleaning/custodial services ex-
perience preferred. Valid state driver's license required.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Submit letter of application, resume, references with cur-
rent addresses & telephone numbers and completed col-
lege employment application to:
Human Resources, 3094 Indian Circle,
Marianna, FL 32446
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
The School Board of Liberty County is accepting
applications for the following positions for the 2005-2006
school year.Applications are available at the Office of the
Superintendent located at 12926 NW CR 12, Bristol, FL.
Regular office hours are from 8 am. 4:30 p.m. Monday
LIBERTY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
* High school diploma or equivalent with business/clerical
* Type thirty-five (35) words per minute.
* Computer proficiency.
* Prior experience preferred but not required.
* Must provide written, references upon request from the
COMPENSATION: Salary Range $20,092-$27,601
A complete application and resume with three (3)
professional references is required. Please submit
applications to the Office of the Superintendent of Schools
located in the Liberty Education and Administration
Center at 12926 NW CR 12 Bristol, FL. Reasonable
accommodations for completing forms and interviews
are available for people with disabilities when
requested in advance. For a request for reasonable
accommodations, please contact the Office of the
Applications will be received from:
Nov. 28, 2005- Dec. 9, 2005
Employment will be contingent upon fingerprints being
cleared by FDLE.
ONLY CURRENT APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, religion,
sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital status.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER/DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE
A.G. Crist warns
General Charlie Crist warned
Floridians of a rapidly spreading
electronic mail scam that tries to
deceive recipients into believing
a message is from the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Those receiving the email are
told that the FBI has monitored
their internet use and determined
that they are guilty of accessing
illegal '\ ebites.
The email instructs recipients
to open an attachment and
answer a series of questions.
Instead of containing questions
from the federal la%\ enforcement
agency, the attachment actually
unleashes a computer virus; The
email appears to be authentic, as
the originating e-mail addresses
either mail@Cfbi.gov, post@fbi.
Sgov or firstname.lastname@example.org. Other
originating addresses are
The text of the email.is as
We have logged your IP-
address on more than 30 illegal
Important: Please answer our
questions! The list of questions
SFederal Bureau of
With the e-mail coming from
such an official-sounding source,
the recipient is enuced to open
the attachment, which contains .
a \anant of the w\32/sober
\ virus. If the program within the
attachment is executed, the virus
a type of "Trojan horse" that
appears to be innocent but is not.
is launched and may ad\ersef\
affect the user's computer.
These emails did -not'
come from the FBI. and the
bureau strongly encourages
computer users not to open such
attachments. If received, this
email should be deleted without
the Oser opening it. The FBI is
Sinvesiatiatin the matter, and
the Florida Attorney General's
Office is monitoring the situation
after being alerted to the
existence of the bogus email by
the FBI. The Attorney General's
Office has already received its
first complaint from a consumer
harmed by the virus.
"While computers represent
a positive advancement for
modern society, unfortunately
there are those who have nothing
better to do than cause mayhem
and destruction," said Crist.
"We hope that word can spread
quickly so this Trojan Horse can
be stopped at the starting gate."
For detailed information' on
the effects of running this virus
;please log onto http://www.
cert.org. Those who receive the
deceptive email may contact
the Attorney General's Fraud
Hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or
contact the FBI directly through
www.fbi.gov. .^ .,
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Holiday tips to include memory impaired persons and those with behavioral problems
With the holidays approach-
ing, persons with memory im-
pairment or behavioral problems
may not feel comfortable in
large family gatherings. Howev-
er, there is much that loved ones
can do to make these individu-
als a part of the holiday celebra-
Daniel Sewell, M.D., director
of the Senior Behavioral Health
Unit at the University of Califor-
nia, San Diego (UCSD) Medical
Center, offers several sugges-
tions for helping persons with
memory impairment or behav-
ioral problems to get the most
enjoyment out of family gather-
ings during the holidays:
Plan ahead. If the individual
is vulnerable to over-stimula-
tion, limit the activities or length
of time in which he or she is in-
cluded. For example, don't let
dinner continue on for multiple
Establish a quiet room in the
home, so that the family mem-
ber can step out of the hustle and
hustle for a calm moment.
Budget in naptime, especial-
ly if the loved one is accustomed
to daily naps.
Assign a family member to
be that day's companion to the
elderly member, to monitor how
he or she is doing and to make
sure they feel comfortable.
If the get-together is in the
home of the person with mem-
ory impairment or behavioral
problems, don't rearrange the
furniture. This could be a source
of confusion and anxiety. If the
get-together is in a new place,
remove slippery throw rugs.
Don't put out a lot of finger
foods, like sweets, especially
if the individual has a problem
with impulse control. This could
lead to sugar-induced hyperac-
tivity or an upset stomach.
Limit or eliminate alcohol
consumption, which can pro-
voke bad behavior or interfere
SBreak down complicated
tasks and involve the individual
in a simple, helpful preparation
task, such as greasing one of the
cooking pans or peeling potatoes.
This aids self-esteem and helps
him or her feel a sense of contri-
bution to the day's celebrations.
Engage everyone, including
the memory-impaired, with rem-
iniscing. Often, individuals with
memory problems can recall the
past but forget recent events or
conversations. By getting them
to talk about the past, younger
family members can be exposed
to their roots and the memory-
impaired will feel validated for
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