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Volume 25, Number 51 Wen'esdayj Dec., 21, 200

Deputy Jamie Strickland serves plates of hearty holiday cooking to Mildred and Clayatte
Strawn during the annual KISS banquet, held Dec. 13 at the W. T. Neal Civic Center
in Blountstown. For more on this special program sponsored by the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department, please see page 16. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTO

Bird Flu rehearsal
Liberty County participants including
Sally Mayo (at computer) representing
the Department of Corrections,
along with Peggy Deason Howland,
Emergency Management Director
Rhonda Lewis and Judy Barber
were among those taking part in last
week's Public Health Preparedness
workshop held last week in Bristol.
To find out more, see page 25.

It's official. Deloris Ping of Clarksville
has a tattoo on her chest advertising
an internet gambling venture. She
received $15,000 after auctioning
off ad space on her chest on eBay
several weeks ago and will bear the
logo of GoldenPalace.com in black
dye below her neckline. Find out
more about her experience last week
at a Panama City tattoo studio on

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Blountstown Tiger

Coach Bobby Johns

accepts job at Baker

County High School
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Blountstown Tiger Head Coach Bobby Johns
has accepted the head varsity coaching position
at his alma mater, Baker County High School
in Macclenny.
The move was announced Tuesday, Dec. 20
by the Baker County School District.
The 35-year-old coach was one of 57 appli-
cants from across the country. Also vying for
the position was collegiate coach Jimmy Ray
Stevens, who has worked at both the Universi-
ties of Florida and Tennessee.
"I am extremely excited about being back in
Baker County and in having an opportunity to
turn the Wildcats program around," Johns told
The Baker County Standard. "I had the privi-
lege of coaching some of those guys who are
coaching there now and hope they stick around.
We will be evaluating them all and trying to put
together a staff before spring practice."
Johns told the newspaper he hoped to have his
son, 16-year-old Chaz, enrolled in Baker County
High School for the new semester in January.
Also making the move willbe Johns' wife and
three-year-old daughter.
Johns graduated from Baker County High
School in 1988 and in 1994, he served as the
Baker Wildcats varsity receiver coach and
head junior varsity coach. He later went on to
coach in Lake City for three years, and has also
coached at Countryside and Lake Region.
The last two years of his five-year stint at
Blountstown High School have been bittersweet
for the coach, who led his team to the state
playoffs last year. They fell one game short of
making it again this year in an extraordinary
effort that mobilized fans who faithfully fol-
lowed the Tigers to far-flung away games, often
outnumbering their opponents' fans.
Johns posted .a record of 45 wins and 18
losses, with three district championships in a
row at Blountstown High School.
In weightlifting, Johns has coached three state
championship teams in 1996, 1998 and:2004.
Baker County School Superintendent Paula
Baton called Johns "a hard work and com-
mitment coach." Pointing out his track record
over.his career, she said. "We are very fortunate
and excited to have Coach Johns joining our

Dec. 12: Mary Hicks, VOP (county); Charley Curry,
possession with intent to sell within 1,000 ft. of a school;
Rickie Kincer, drug paraphernalia, possession of less than
20 grams.
Dec. 14: Philip Rohlfs, holding for Franklin Cl; Jose Lo-
pez, holding for Bay Cl; Marcus Tyus, VOP (state).
Dec. 15: Gerald Williams, child support; William T.
Holmes, possession of crack cocaine; Dana Fritz, FTA;
Justin Chambers, conspiracyto sell marijuana; Christopher
Hobby, sale of marijuana within 1,000 ft. of a conveyance,
possession with intent to sell marijuana, fleeing and elud-
ing, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana; Paul
Scheuermann, DUI, refusal.
Dec. 18: Douglas Johnson, possession of more than 20
grams-of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent
to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of
narcotic; Daniel Hagood, trespassing; Todd Haines, DUI.
Dec. 13: Angela Crum, holding for CCSO; Bobby
Creamer, holding for Franklin County.
Dec. 14: Odes Hobert, DUI.
Dec. 15: Jamie Dawson, driving while license suspended
or revoked; Dana Lynn Fritz, holding for CCSO.
Dec. 16: Robert Dwayne Murray, DUI.
Dec. 17: Dexter Robinson, VOP.
Dec. 18: Sterling Lawrence Mercer, disorderly con-

Listingsinclude name followedbychargeandidentification ofarrestingagency Thenamesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept.
Dec. 12 through Dec. 18, 2005
Citations issued:
Accidents............ 04 Traffic Citations..................13
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......38
Business alarms....03 Residential alarms...........00
Complaints......................................................... 133
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Jimmy O'Bryan listed in last week's
sheriff's log is not the same person as the Jimmy Allen
O'Bryan of Bristol, who is the son of J.A. and Marilynn
O'Bryan, also of Bristol.
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The Charles Coxwell listed in last week's sheriff's log is not
the same person as the Charles Wayne Coxwell of Bristol,
who is the son of Eldora Coxwell, also of Bristol.

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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Just a couple of hours before the hospital's
utilities were scheduled to be shut off, a check
for $5,453 was delivered to the Blountstown
City Council during an emergency meeting
held Tuesday to determine what steps should
be taken to deal with facility's delinquent ac-
In an earlier meeting, council members
voted to shut off the gas and electricity to the
hospital at 4 p.m. on Dec. 20.
Through negotiations with city council attor-
ney David House and Hal Richmond, attorney
for Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, it was agreed the
facility would make the payment for October's
utilities on Dec. 20 and come up with the
money for November's bill next week.
Based on that agreement, the council voted
to rescind an earlier action to shut off power
to the facility and will address the issue at a
future meeting.
Once the issue of shutting off the power was
resolved, House told the council that Dasee
Corp., which currently operates the hospital,
has agreed to relinquish control of the facil-
ity on Feb. 1. Until then, he said member
of the non-profit Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
Foundation would have access to the hospital
and records. While it appears the hospital will
remain open for the immediate time period, it
is not clear who will be operating the facility
in the future.
Several weeks ago, representatives from
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital met with
some Calhoun and Liberty County residents
over breakfast to ask what they could do to
improve medical services to this area. At that
meeting, it was suggested that the Tallahassee
facility take over operations of the hospital in
Blountstown. A spokesperson for the Tallahas-
see hospital said that was not an option since
the Blountstown facility was under contract at
the time, but it was a idea that could be taken
under consideration in the future.
With the hospital's agreement Tuesday to
reliquish control early next year, it could clear
the way for discussions between the local hos-
pital board and officials at Tallahassee Memo-
rial Hospital or other area medical facilities.
SThe hospital has been chronically behind
in lease payments and concerned city officials
have been looking for a way to resolve the
problem for the past year as the facility's utility
bills began to go unpaid, according to House.
"We've been diligently trying to have them
not walk out the door," House said, express-
ing concern that if the hospital were allowed
to close, it would lose its critical care license.
g Before reopening, it would have to reapply
and there's no guarantee a critical care license
would be issued again, he said. The critical care
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School van driver stopped in county

vehicle with alcohol Sunday evening

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A driver with the Liberty
County School District was
pulled over Sunday while behind
the wheel of a county van with
an open container of alcohol, a
six-pack of wine coolers and a
12-pack of beer, according to a
report from the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department.
Karen Wylene Taylor, 42, of
Bristol, was stopped after she
pulled out from the rear exit of
Liberty County High School
onto Myers Ann Street and then
onto Michaux Road around 8:40
p.m. Sunday a short time after a
deputy saw her buy the alcohol at
a convenience store and place it
in the county vehicle used by the
pre-Kindergarten program.
When Deputy Wes Harsey
approached the driver, he saw
an open wine cooler bottle in the

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console and noticed the packages
of wine coolers and alcohol in the
floorboard behind the driver's
While speaking with Tay-
lor after stopping the van, the
deputy noted the strong smell of
alcohol coming from her. Taylor
denied the wine cooler was hers
and stated that she had not been
She told the deputy she had
been playing basketball at the
gym and was on her way to the
school administration building
to transfer the alcohol to her
daughter's truck.
Another officer at the scene
then asked what she was doing
with the county-owned van and
how long it had been in her pos-
session. She told deputies she
picked the van up at the school
administration building Friday
afternoon and "used it to go to
Wal-Mart in Marianna to buy
some gifts."
After deputies established that
she was the only one using the
vehicle, they again asked who the
open container of alcohol could
belong to and Taylor admitted
that it was hers, despite repeated
denials earlier.

Taylor was taken to the county
jail, where she agreed to take a
breath test to determine her level
of intoxication. Harsey said she
was "just below the legal limit."
She was cited for possession
of an open container of alcohol,
which carries a fine of $113.50.
Liberty County School Super-
intendent David Summers was
notified Of the traffic stop and use
of the county vehicle.
Taylor has been on the sub-
stitute bus driver list for about a
year, according to Summers, who
added that she had-permission to
take the van to Marianna to make
some purchases.
The matter is expected to be
addressed at the next school
board meeting. Until then, both
the Liberty County Sheriff's De-
partment and the school district is
looking into the incident.
"We're investigating this
whole thing. We want to make
a firm decision but a fair one,"
Summers said.
"We will take action to see
that our children are protected,
as well as the county's assets,"
he said, adding that there were
no children in the vehicle when
Taylor was stopped.

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How can someone pay probation

fees when they can't get a job?
To the editor:
Right now I am so angry. The justice system is so screwed up. What
I don't understand is how does the legal system expect the people out
on probation to pay the fees they charge them when it is so hard for
these people to get jobs?
Around here you get charge with a felony and it's like you are
doomed for life. We expect these guys to stop selling drugs but what
are we doing to help them?
I can easily answer this question, nothing. So all you big shots that
own these places of work think when the next time he or she comes
to fill out a job application and you do a background check and that
person has a felony charge. Think it could be you or it could be your
child or it maybe Jesus you are turning away because the 'Word' says
be careful how you entertain a stranger.
Do you turn your nose up or do you treat that person like he or
she comes from another planet? Just remember God is watching
you and believe me you reap what you sow. If you sow a bad seed,
you reap a bad harvest, but if you sow a good seed you reap a good
harvest and always remember God is watching you.
From the heart of a parent,
Kay Lane, Bristol

My family and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a
happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May everyone be
safe and your hearts be filled with joy and
peace throughout this holiday season.

J *Ie' Cid tmaa. and -I

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School Board Member, |
District 5

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Winter Wonderland

Express Train has

been rescheduled
The Winter Wonderland Express Train
has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 30
and Saturday, Dec. 31 in Bristol at Vet-
erans Memorial Park. The Veterans Me-
morial Railroad Club apologizes to those
patrons who braved the cold on Friday
night, Dec. 16 to ride the train only to
find the train was mechanically disabled
and the train ride was canceled. The train
was repaired on Saturday it was not a
major problem, but one that had to be
fixed before the train would run. Unfor-
tunately on Saturday, the next scheduled
day, the.weather did not cooperate and
the train ride was again canceled due to
The Winter Wonderland Ride is an
event resulting from several weeks of
planning and hours of work and prepa-
ration. The volunteer members of the
Railroad Club hope that all of you who
planned to ride the train will return on
the new dates, Friday, Dec. 30 and Sat-
urday, Dec. 31 to enjoy their efforts in
providing a beautiful train ride for adults
and children through the wooded area
of the Park. Admission: $2 per person.
Children 5 and under are free but must
ride with an adult.
The Veterans Memorial Railroad
Train is a diesel replica one-third the
size of a full-size train that is operated.
by propane gas and travels on a two-foot
gauge track. The engine pulls four pas-
senger cars, three of which are replicas
of roller coaster cars and the third is a
flatbed car ith park benches. If you
have not ridden this train, 'it is a treat as
it travels one-half mile through a wood-
ed and swampy area of Veterans Memo-
rial Park. The train departs from "River
Junction" Depot a genuine replica of a
train station.
Featured iii The Winter Wonderland
Express Train Ride are three live scenes:
The Nativity Scene, A Victorian Skat-
ing Rink and Santa's Workshop. Other
attractions are a Gingerbread House
Tunnel, a Light Tunnel, the Avenue of
Lights, an Enchanted Forest and viewing
beautiful hand-painted scenes painted by
a local artist, Jill Severance.
For additional information, call: 643-
5235 or 643-5491.

Boyd's staff schedule
A member of Congressman Allen
Boyd's (D-North Florida) staff will be
visiting Blountstown and Bristol so the
people of Calhoun and Liberty counties
have the opportunity to personally discuss
issues concerning them.
Office hours with Congressman Boyd's
staff are as follows:
Dec. 29 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (CT) at the
Calhoun County Courthouse.
*BRISTOL- Thursday, Dec. 29 from
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ET) in the Liberty
County Courthouse Law Library.

Weight Watchers starts
A Weight Watches Community Work-
shop Class is starting Monday, Jan. 2, 2006
at Rivertown Community Church in room
#101 of Life Center Bulding. The doors
open at 6 p.m. and meeting starts at 6:30
p.m. (CT).
The cost of the program is $150 for 12
For more information, contact Contact
'Elizabeth at 237-2144.

AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse

Altha Boy Scouts meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Altha VFD
Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at the LCHS field house

Bryan Whitfield

benefit to be

held Jan. 7
A benefit will be held for Bryan Whit-
field on Jan. 7 at Veterans Memorial
Park Civic Center from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. (ET). There will be good music and
The music will feature The RiverTown
Girls, Easy Company, Fortress and the
Webbs. Veterans Park is located at 10405
N.W. Theo Jacobs Lane in Bristol.
Donations are $8 for music and $5 for
chicken dinners.
Bryan is 22 years old. While riding his
ATV he was thrown off, breaking his C-
6 vertebra and paralyzing from his chest
down. He has found a doctor in China that
can perform surgery on him using OEC
(olfactory ensheating cells not fetal
stem cells). After contacting Dr. Hongyun
Huang they think Bryan can be helped by
their treatment. Bryan, with his mother
and father, will fly to Beijing, China on
Jan. 10. He will be hospitalized four to
six weeks. The estimated cost of this trip
is $40,000.
With everyone's support and prayers
we can help one of our own, Bryan, out
of his wheelchair.
All proceeds go to Bryan Whitfield.
Donations are accepted.
For more information, call J.O. Stone
at 674-8745 or Eddie Williams at 762-

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On Nov. 30 the Christmas
tradition of a Nutcracker per-
formance came to life on the
stage of the Veterans Memo-
rial Civic/Cultural Center in
Bristol. The performance was
sponsored by the Liberty Coun-
ty Arts Council and performed
by the Liberty Music & Drama
Troupe under the direction of
Bonita Deck. There were 55
local performers from both
Liberty and Calhoun Coun-
ties who were joined by eight
professional guest artists from
the Northwest Florida Ballet of
Fort Walton Beach. A SELL
OUT crowd of 500 persons at-
tended and the performers were
rewarded with a standing ova-
tion from the audience at the
end of the show.
Productions such as "Nut-
cracker" require the dedication
and support of many individu-
als, including parents who are
responsible for taking their
children to the many practices
and assisting in other areas in
preparing for a performance.
A special "thank you" to the
Liberty Woman's Club whose
members prepared the refresh-
ments for the intermission;
Lake Mystic Baptist Church
Choir who provided the music
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local businesses who advertised
in the program.
This performance was a col-
laboration of many partners
and the Liberty County Arts
Council would d like to thank the
following individuals in par-
ticular for their service to the
community by being a part of
this endeavor:
John T. Sanders, Chair-
man, Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners;
Harrell Wood Revell, Liberty
County Sheriff and Major Don-
nie Conyers of the Sheriff's De-
partment; Robert Hill, Liberty
County Clerk of Circuit Court;
and Monica Brinkley, County
Extension Director, University
of Florida IFAS Extension.
The Liberty County. Arts
Council has had a very pro-
ductive 2005 providing artistic
events for children and fami-
lies in our community. These
events included:
"Bits 'N Pieces" Puppet
Theatre in March. This event
was held during the daytime
and students were bused to
Civic Center. Approximately
400 elementary school children

attended the two performances.
The public was also invited to
Second Annual Blue Grass
Spring Fling in April. This was
one of two major fundraisers
for the Arts Council, and fea-
tured vendors, special exhib-
its, and five Blue Grass Bands
playing all day in the Civic
Center. "River Town Girls"'
from Blountstown was one of
the featured bands. The atten-
dance for this event was ap-
proximately 650 people.
Music and Drama Troupe,*
established by the Arts Coun-
cil, held its first performance,
"An Evening at the Theatre"
in April. This was a three-part
performance, which included
65 local children and adults
in three separate mini-produc-
tions. Attendance was 250 per-
"Art Alive 2005" in Septem-
ber was the second annual art
show held at the Civic Center.
Over 75 area artists, including
35 children, participated in this
show. The show was open for
five days and was attended by
over 300 persons.

Tallahassee Irish Step Danc-
ers performed in October. This
was an outstanding show with
25 adults and children perform-
ing for an audience of 175 per-
"Nutcracker" in November
was the final show of the sea-
son for the Music and Drama
Troupe and has given the Arts
Council the momentum to
promise an exciting calendar
for 2006.
Third Annual Christmas
Gala Dinner/Dance and Silent
Art Auction in December was
the second fundraiser for the
year. Featured bands included
"Purple Passion" and "South-
ern Satisfaction." Funds from
this event and the Spring Fling
will assist in promoting events
for children and families for the
2006 calendar, beginning with
the first show on January 13.
A calendar will be published in
January for the new year.
Hats off to the members of
the Arts Council who, as vol-
unteers, worked diligently year
round to produce and promote
the fund raising events and ar-
tistic shows for our commu-
nity. As mentioned above, the
success of the Arts Council de-
pends upon collaboration with
the county agencies and their
officers, as well as the children
and families who participate in
the shows from the stage or as
members of the audience.
If you are interested in join-
ing the Arts Council, please call
643-2288 or 679-8456.
Please note those perfor-
mances designated with an,
asterisk (*) were sponsored in
part by grants from Florida De-
partment of State, Division of
Cultural Affairs, The Florida
Arts Council and the National
Endowment for the Arts.

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It's so cold in Washington, Tom Delay was wearing
an extra'layer of bribe money. JAY LENO

Everyone is in the holiday spirit. Today Tom Cruise
was lecturing Matt Lauer on egg nog.

It was so cold in Washington, Dick Cheney had to
use his heart defibrillator to jump start his car.

In an interview with Brian Williams, President Bush
said that he knows a lot of people that are glad that
we are in Iraq. When asked who, he said, "The
leaders of North Korea and Iran." CONAN O'BRIEN

Say what you will about George Bush, but at least
his interns are only licking the envelopes.
DAVID LETTERMAN, on Bush sending
out 1.4 million Christmas cards

A lump of coal in America's stocking
The Christmas season, or the /, \ irn'9 ing a court order that permitted such
Holiday season, should be time for COX'S C ORNEk R actions. There were no checks and
commemorating the birth of Jesus Jerry Cox is a retired military officer balances. Mr. Bush just did it.
Christ, a time of good cheer, a time and writer with an extensive back- Mr. Bush-and his spokespeople
ground in domestic and foreign policy
for giving, a time for peace, love, issues. He lives in Shalimar, Fla. have filled the airways with justi-
understanding and tolerance for / fiction for what many in the legal
fellow man. profession consider to be an illegal act. The Bush mes-
I know that the world has never been a settled place, sage is that the end justifies the means.
America has never been a settled place. There has al- Not only is the NSA listening in on America's tele-
ways been strife and division among people, but most :phone calls, the Pentagon admits to keeping a database
of the time people of the world are able to put aside, on U.S. civilians deemed suspicious. Sd big brother
their differences and mutually celebrate the Chfistmas -is watching.
or Holiday season. Not only is the Bush administration ripping people's
But this year, when we look into the national civil liberties apart, Mr. Bush had to be forced to accept
Christmas stocking for a bit of good cheer, we find the a formal ban on torture. Arizona Republican Senator
proverbial lump of coal. John McCain, a POW in Vietnam, forced the issue with
In the past week, the news media revealed that Presi- President Bush.
dent Bush had authorized the National Security Agency But many people believe that it is OK for the gov-
(NSA) to spy on the American people without obtain- ernment to torture terrorist suspects because we are "at
war." The local television station conducted a poll of
its viewers and about 40% though it was OK to dance
with the Devil.
I was astounded that a U.S. president had to be
forced into accepting a ban on torture. Is there any
other choice?
I watched President Bush's Sunday night speech. He
finally admitted that there were no weapons of mass
destruction in Iraq and that the war and reconstruction
had not gone as planned. But, Mr. Bush says that the
U.S. is going to stay in Iraq until victory is achieved.
Of course, Mr. Bush does not define what constitutes
d M a erial victory. In my view, U.S. military forces willUbe in Iraq
for many years.
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and hope for the best. However, all is not well in an
America in which the government apparently violates
the Rule of Law and spies on its citizens.
All is not well when Department of Defense officials
keep books on citizens that they consider to be suspect.
All is not well in a country that ignores the Geneva
Conventions and considers torture to be an acceptable
means of gaining information.
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of most-wanted toys, he remembered that the big guy
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Eve without a little help. The youngster is shown above
as he digs in his pocket to pull out a handful of acorns he
brought for the reindeer to snack on during their busy night.
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If you were one of
the Wise Men, what
gift would you bring
the baby Jesus?

I would bring baby Jesus a
baby sheep to play with and
to sleep beside.
Tucker Ray Abbott

If I was one of the wise men
I would bring the baby Jesus
a lot of clothes; because he
would need to wear them.
Amber Arnold

I would bring him a kite so
he could play with it on windy
days, and he could also play
with it inside. He could use
it as a paper airplane. I just
hope he doesn't mess it up!
-Brandon Lee Black

If I was one of the wise men
I would bring a basket of good-
ies to baby Jesus because he
needs something to eat and
would have a wonderful time
with all the goodies.
Krista Black

If I was one of the wise men
I would bring the baby Jesus
a baby T-shirt that has his
baby picture on it. So when
he grows up he can remem-
ber what he looked like when
he was a baby.
-Gary Lee Dart

I would bring a manger if
he didn't have anywhere to
sleep and I would bring some
clothes in case he needs extra
clothes. That is what I would

bring if I was one of the wise
men. Cynthia Jenell
(C.J.) Durden

I would bring a good bottle
of milk to baby Jesus. Be-
cause they probably don't
have good milk or they might
not have a bottle to give him
milk. Dylan "Bug" Essman

I would probably bring the
baby Jesus some golden
coins or a pot of food and
golden coins.
Koree Guthrie

I would bring him a crystal
so he would be happy.
Dakota Hemanes

I would bring him love be-
cause you cannot buy love.
Love is something you give
with your heart.
Jesse Honrine

I'd give him some goods,
like clothes and food.
Christopher O'Steen

If I were one of the wise
men I would bring the baby
Jesus bed sheets and cov-
ers. D.J. Pittman Jr.

I would bring baby Jesus
a blanket from a lamb so he
would not get cold. If he gets
cold, he could get sick. And I
will bring. him a jug of lamb's
milk to help him sleep at
night. Stormi Sellers

I would bring a blanket for
baby Jesus because he may

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and wouldn't have a blanket.
Brittany Todd

Besides getting
presents, what do
you enjoy most
about Christmas?

Besides presents my fa-
vorite thing about Christmas
is spending time with my fam-
ily. -Tucker Ray Abbott

I enjoy spending time with
my family because I have not
seen them in a long time.
Amber Arnold

I like spending time with
my family because you get
to see family that you haven't
got to see for a long time, and
you get to see family that you
have never got to see be-
fore. Brandon Lee Black

I would love to spend time
with my beloved family be-
cause Christmas is a time to
spend with your family.
Krista Black

I enjoy spending time with
my little brother, Jhonathen,
and my mom and dad and
having fun together and hav-
ing good times.
Gary Lee Dart

I enjoy going to church with
my family, and I enjoy spend-
ing time with my family. That
is what I enjoy most about
Cynthia Jenell
(C.J.) Durden

I enjoy spending time with
my family and friends. I also
enjoy the good food they.
have on Christmas day. I en-
joy playing with the new stuff
I get on Christmas holidays.
Dylan "Bug" Essman

I enjoy spending time with
my family on Christmas day
and I enjoy eating with my
family, too. Some else I enjoy
is to play with my cousins and
Aunts and Uncles.
., ---Koree. Guthrie

Spending time with my fam-
ily and eating the good food.
Dakota Hemanes

My family, friends, and my
dog Jade. Decorating the
Christmas tree and spending
time with my family celebrat-
ing the birth of Jesus.
Jesse Honrine

I enjoy spending time with
my family.
Christopher O'Steen

I like the food better than
the presents and I like to help
my family do chores.
D.J. Pittman Jr.

I will enjoy eating the food
and visiting my other fam-
ily members. Also, riding my
bike on the road and playing
games outside or making stuff
for the Christmas tree.
Stormi Sellers

I enjoy spending time with
my family and the joy of the
Christmas holiday. Because
my family is wonderful and
they love me.
Brittany Todd

that you hope to. get
for Christmas and
why do you think
you deserve
these gifts?

An X box and two X box
games. I deserve them be-
cause I have been good to
my mom.
Tucker Ray Abbott

I hope that this Christmas
I get a DVD player, a Dream
Life video game, and a boom-
box. I deserve these because
I help out at home.
Amber Arnold

Call of duty, Call of duty
2, and Terminator. I deserve
these because I try real hard
in school.
Brandon Lee Black


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storyteller because, I clean
my room, and a good time
with my family because I love
them so much.
Krista Black

The first gift I hope to get
is a spy kit, a few games for
my play station 2 and a paint
ball gun. I deserve these be-
cause I help my brother do
stuff and play with him out-
side and having fun with him.
Gary Lee Dart

The first thing I hope I get
is a cell phone. The second
thing I hope to get for Christ-
mas is a play station 2. The
third thing is a money bank
account to save up all my
money. I think I deserve all
of this because I have been
good in school and I have
been good at home.
Cynthia Jenell
(C.J.) Durden

I hope I get another Mon-
goose bike and a microscope,
and an ATV. Because all of
these gifts are fun to play with
and ride on except the mi-
croscope, because it doesn't
have wheels like the ATV and
the bike.
Dylan "Bug" Essman

What I really want is to
have something new for my
horse and a new leash for
my dog and a hamster. I de-
serve those things because I
work around the house and
pick up my room and feed my
dog and clean his cage out. I
feed my horse and give both
of them exercise.
Koree Guthrie

I would like an Xbox, cell
phone, and a knife because
I've been good some of the
time. Dakota Hemanes

I hope to get a cell phone
and a monster truck and a
boat. I deserve these things
because I've been a good
boy. Jesse Honrine

I hope I get a new trans-
former, a new lego set, and
new costume from the Power
Rangers S.P.D. I deserve
these because I've been spe-
cial this year.
Christopher O'Steen

I hope that I get a play sta-
tion 2 game, Mario's party 7. I
deserve it because I am pick-
ing up'my grades in school.
I would also like to have 2
packs of Pokemon cards for
Christmas. I deserve them
because I did my chores.
D.J. Pittman Jr.

I want a horse. I deserve
a horse because I have been
doing good in the yard work.
I want a puppy for my other
puppy and a mocking bird.
Stormi Sellers

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Gulf Beach Presbyterian

Church concert series
The Tupelo Court Jazz band will Kick-off the 15th exciting sea-
son of the Gulf Beach Presbyterian Concert Series on Jan. 8. "All
of the Flavors of Mardi Gras," is the theme. The jazz band is made
up of members from New Orleans, Mobile and Northwest Florida.
Marie Brusher, visual artist, will show a colorful array of award-
winning paintings to complement the concert.
Each concert will be followed by a wonderful reception so that
you will be able to meet all of the musicians, artists and each other.
All concerts are on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. (CT). Suggested
donation is $10 at the door. The church is located on Hwy. 79, be-
tween Front and Back Beach Road in Panama City Beach. For more
information, call 230-1991 or 234-3161.

Oak Terrace Mennonite Church to have

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Please plan to join us at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24 to celebrate "The Reason
for the Season." Our choir will perform, there will be congregational
singing, a special sign language rendition and of course the beautiful
candlelighting. After, we will be serving our traditional "Birthday
Cake" for Jesus in the fellowship hall. This is His event. Come
worship Christ the Lord with us at this holy time.
The church is located at 16970 N.W. 22 Street, Blountstown, one
block off Hwy. 20. You may contact Pastor Dale or Ms. Diane if you
have questions.

Bristol Church of God Christmas

Communion Service December 25
Everyone is invited to a Special Christmas Day Communion
Service at the Bristol Church of God on Sunday, Dec 25 at 11a.m.
We plan to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The birth of Jesus is the reason for the season, so come join us for
this very special service..
Call Pastor Terry Blackburn at 643-5795 for more information.

Christian Home Free Will

Bapt. Church Sunday Service
Christian Home Free Will Baptist Church will have church ser-
vices Sunday, Dec. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. Scott Bailey will be our
guest speaker.
Everyone is invited to join us. For more information, call 674-
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 wouldlike 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 aspects 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
and location.
Please try to keep the articles no longer than one typewritten page or two hand-
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would like to thank everyone
who supported us in our
presentation of "Mr. Scrooge's
Christmas." This was the first
time in over ten years that LCHS
has had a production of this sort.
Everything turned out very well.
Look forward to our upcoming
production of "Chateau La
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Instead of being a time of un-
usual behavior, Christmas is
perhaps the only time in the
year when people can obey
their natural impulses and
express their true sentiments
without feeling self-conscious
and, perhaps, foolish. Christ-
mas, in short, is about the
only chance a man has to be
-Francis C. Farley

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Text: John 1:1-14
Henry G. Bosch once said, "Sor-
cates taught for 40 years, Plato for 50,
Aristotle for 40 and Jesus for only 3.
Yet the influence of Christ's...minis-
try infinitely transcends the impact...
from men who were among the great-
est philosophers of all antiquity."
"Jesus painted no pictures;
yet.. Raphael, Michelangelo, and
Leonardo da Vinci received their in-
spiration from Him. Jesus wrote no
poetry, but Dante, Milton, and...the
world's greatest poets were inspired
by Him. Jesus composed no music;
still Hayden, Handel, Beethoven, and
Bach.. .reached fheir highest perfec-
tion of melody in the hymns, sym-
phonies, and oratories they cofiiposed
in His praise. Every sphere of human
greatness has been enriched by this
humble Carpenter of Nazareth."
Could Jesus simply be a good man
or a great teacher? No, Jesus is much
more than- that. He is the Eternal
Word. He is God. John 1:1 explains,
"The Word was...(KJV)"
The Greek tense of the verb "was"
indicates linear, ongoing action taking
place in the past. The voice indicates
that the subject was producing the ac-
tion. The mood indicates the reality of
the action.
The Word has always existed in
eternity past, has always enjoyed inti-
mate union with God, and has always
been God. Barnes says, "There is no
more unequivocal declaration in the
Bible than this, andthere could be no
stronger proof that the sacred writer
meant to affirm that the Son of God
was equal with the Father." -,
Scriptures, tried and proven for
thousands of years, contain it. The
language plainly says it. The context
confirms the meaning. Experience
proves it. Will you believe it?

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service Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at the home of Sister
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Angel Maxcine Haire is cel-
ebrating her first birthday on
Dec. 21. She is the daughter
of Sean Haire and Kim Johns
of Bristol. Her grandparents
are Crystal Pantoja and Edwin
Castillo of Houston, TX and
Ron and Elizabeth Johns of
Bristol. Her great-grandparents
are Roger and Jeannette Vison
of Bristol and Garld and Velma
Morris of St. Petersburg. Her
great-great-grandmother is
Doris Mims of Crawfordville.
Her aunts are Cassandra
Pantoja and Mary Johns. Her
uncles are Casey Haire, Jor-
dan Pantoja and Mike Johns.

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Carmen Martin celebrates
her first birthday on Dec. 21.
She is the daughter of Casey
Martin andAmanda Phillips of
Bristol. Maternal grandparents
are Nicky and Faye Phillips of
Bristol. Paternal grandparents
are Rocky and Judy Martin
also of Bristol. Carmen enjoys
playing with her cousins, Brad-
dock and Molly, and getting
spoiled by everyone.

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Olyan "Casey" Earnest will cel-
ebrate his 18th birthday Dec.
25. He is the son of Danny
and Lori Earnest of Telogia
and Ambur Goff of Bristol. He
is the grandson of Wade and
Lynn Earnest, Violet and Jay
Deese, all of Telogia, the late
Ed Stacey and Joann Stacey
of Blountstown, and Bob and
Elsie Johnson of Chase, MI.
His great-grandparents are the
late O.J. Keverand Verna Mae
Kever of Telogia and Opal Neal-
ey of Blountstown. He has two
stepsisters, Ann and Shelley,
a stepbrother,. David and one
niece, Layla. He enjoys playing
his guitar, talking on the phone
with his girlfriend, hunting and
fishing with his dad, Lori, Pa
and Uncle Ronald. In his spare
time he loves spending time
with Memaw. He is pictured
with his dad and his first buck, a
nine-point killed on Dec. 11.

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Katelyn Marie Layfield celebrated her first birthday, Dec. 13
and Ariana Rebecca Layfield celebrated her fifth birthday Dec.
5. They are the daughters of Mathew and Dara Layfield. They
celebrated their birthdays together on Dec. 10 with family and
friends. The party theme was the Disney princesses. Ariana
enjoys school, church, art and being a big sister. Katelyn
enjoys messing her sister's room up and making us laugh.

We /love you,
Mama, Paddy, and
Sarah Jean

Tony Hardy wins gun cabinet
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tured above, draw a name out of the box for a winning ticket for
the gun cabinet Dec. 16. The winning ticket went to Tony Hardy
of Hobe Sound, FL, which was sold by Dison Wilson. The gun
cabinet was donated by Roger Reddick and all proceeds went
to the eighth grade Washington trip. The eighth grade spon-
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Dr. Buggs-- Thomas to'ump the broom'-
Dr. Buggs, Dr. Thomas to 'jump the broom'

Edward Thomas Sr. and Adeline Williams-
Thomas of Bristol are delighted to announce the
engagement of their second son, Dr. Robert E
Thomas of St. Augustine to Dr. Colleen Buggs of
Houston, TX. Dr. Thomas is the grandson of the
late Jeffrey and Ellaree F Thomas of St. Augus-
tine and the late Abraham and Minnie B. Williams
of Jacksonville. Dr. Buggs is the daughter of Wil-
lie Birdella Buggs and the late Samuel Buggs of
Detroit, MI. She is the granddaughter of the late
John C. and Tabitha Buggs and the late Vanderbill
and Mattie Mae Pitts, all of Homer, LA.
Educated in Liberty County, Dr. Thomas ob-
tained undergraduate degrees from Tomlinson
College and Florida A & M, and earned graduate
and doctoral degrees from Texas A & M and Ar-
gosy University/Jacksonville Baptist. Addition-
ally, he conducted graduate business research in
Spain. Currently, Dr. Thomas is a consultant to
the Society of Puerto Rican Endocrinology & Di-
abetology in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He also does
educational and evangelical missions 'work in
Malawi, Central Africa and Mexico. Dr. Buggs,
a native of Detroit, MI, completed undergradu-
ate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and
obtained M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard
UIniversit Medical School. Dr. Buggs did gradu-

Welles celebrate 25th

Jon Plummer, Pharmacist
20370 Central Ave. West in Blountstown
(850) 674-2222
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ate medical research in Sweden, her residency in
pediatrics at Northwestern University Hospital
and her fellowship training in pediatric endocri-
nology at the University of Chicago Children's
Hospital. She is dually board certified in pediat-
rics and pediatric endocrinology and is a physi-
cian at Texas Children's Hospital and a faculty
member of the world-renowned Baylor College
of Medicine in Houston, TX.
A 2006 fall wedding is being planned. For-
mal.invitations are forthcoming, but all family
and friends are invited. The couple will live in

weddina anniversary

Roger and Gretchen Welles of Hosford cel-
ebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec.
Their family includes daughter Sarah.Hamilton
S and her husband, Eric of Hosford and their son,
Noah Welles and his wife, Monica of Hosford.
They have two grandchildren, Aiden and Corbin
Roger is retired from the U.S. Army and Gretch-
en is a caregiver to Mrs. Mabel Summers.
S They enjoy going to auctions on Friday nights
and spending time with their family.

.1 1Michael and Veronica
O'Bryan, along with big
brother Hardy Mitchell, 5,
are proud to. announce .the
birth of their son, John Mi-
Schael O'Bryan, born on
Sept. 29, 2005 at Gulf Coast
Medical Center. He weighed
7 lbs. and 2 oz. and .mea-
sured 19 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparentsare Ronnie and Terrie Stone, J.. and
Clyde Stone, both of Blountstown and J. A. and Myrtice Pitts
of Kinard. Paternal grandparents are Joyce Godwin Maloy and
the late Jimmy Maloy, Lucille Godwi) and the late Jim Godwin,
Donnie and Gayle O'Bryan, all of Blountstown.

Jennifer McMillan and Ran-
dy Snow are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Landric Ayden Snow, born
on Dec 6, 2005 at the Capi-
tal Regional Medical Center .
in Tallahassee. He weighed
7 lbs. and1lO oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Steve and Sharon McMillan of Bristol. Pater-
nal grandparenits are Mark ard Lynr hMcCaskill f 7Brist6l.



Lt. Governor Jennings unveils Florida

reBuilds initiative to assist with labor

shortage and hurricane recovery

ernor Toni Jennings announced
the creation of Florida reBuilds,
an initiative to counter the
growing shortage of construc-
tion workers and assist the state
in the recovery from devastat-
ing hurricanes. The program
combines the resources of the
State's Workforce and Educa-
tion systems and will train and
recruit workers through the Em-
ploy Florida network of One-
Stop Centers.
"Even before hurricanes
caused significant property dam-
age in our state, we were expe-
riencing a shortage of workers
in the construction field," said
Lt. Governor Jennings. "The
continued recovery from the last
two hurricane seasons and the
continued expansion of Flori-
da's booming economy depends
upon having an adequate sup-
ply of skilled trades workers to
meet the demand. In meeting
that demand, we are also creat-
ing employment opportunities
for many Floridians whose jobs
have been affected by the hurri-
The Lt. Governor was joined
for the announcement.by Direc-
tor of the Agency for Workforce
Inno action Suwan Pareigis; De-
partment of Education, Division
of Community Colleges and
Workforce Education Chancel-
lor David Armstrong; Work-
force Florida Board of Directors
Chair Tramm Hudson; Work-
force Florida President Curtis
Austin; President of the Flor-
ida Homebuilders Association
Len Tylka; Associated Builders
& Contractors of Florida, Inc.
Chairman Gary Stout; Florida
Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air
Conditioning Contracting As-
sociation Legislative Counsel

Anna Cam Fentriss; and Florida
Regional Council of Carpenters
Representative Elsie Allen.
"The Employ Florida net-
work is proud to be making
this critical investment to boost
the economy of our state," said
Tramm Hudson, Chair of the
Workforce Florida Board of Di-
rectors. "We are creating oppor-
tunities for many of our fellow
Floridians and at the same time
we are helping our businesses
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation recently completed a
Job Vacancy/Hiring Needs sur-
vey of 50,000 Florida employ-
ers. The survey-was conducted
during the summer of 2005 and
collected information never be-
fore available at the state level.
The survey covered current job
vacancies, education and expe-
rience requirements, benefits,
and hiring expectations over the
next six months. The survey
showed that there were 13,712
vacancies in construction fields
with pay averaging $14.79 per
hour. These jobs accounted for
more than 8% of total job vacan-
cies identified in the survey.
Funded with $6 million in ex-
isting Workforce Florida funds,
the Florida reBuilds initiative
will initially provide short-term,
entry-level training for up to
4,000 individuals statewide,
enabling them to enter into the
construction trades with em-
phasis on the attainment of an
industry-recognized credential.
Training will be available for
trades such as roofing, masonry,
carpentry, concrete finishers,
plumbing, HVAC (heating, ven-
tilation, and air conditioning),
electricity and'heavy equipment
operations. The initiative will
also provide advanced training

to up to 1,000 existing workers
in the industry enabling them
to acquire additional skills and
certifications to advance in the
industry. To ensure a continued
adequate supply of skilled trades
workers, Governor Jeb Bush
and Lt. Governor Jennings will
recommend $12 million in the
2006-2007 budget for continu-
ation of the program, providing
the funding necessary to train an
additional 6,000 individuals.
Candidates for Florida re-
Builds will be registered and
enrolled through the Employ
Florida network of One-Stop
Centers and employers will
use the network to hire work-
ers at no cost. Training will be
designed and developed by the
Florida Department of Educa-
tion in conjunction with indus-
try groups in the state. Training
will be conducted by Florida's
workforce system, state univer-
sities, community colleges, vo-
cational technical centers and
independent workforce training
More information about
Florida reBuilds can be found at
www.employflorida.com www.employflorida.com> or by
calling 1-866-FLA-2345.

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11-point buck
Hyrum Wahiquist killed an 11
point buck while hunting with
his father in Texas during the
Thanksgiving holidays. He is
the son of Patrick and Lynne
Wahlquist of Bristol.


Thanks for doing business with

us. We wish you and your family

the happiest of holidays.

Blountstown Branch
1542 Hwy 71 North
P.O. Drawer E
Blountstown, FL 32424
Phone: (850) 673-8102
or (850) 674-8194


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P.O. Box 903
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phone: (850) 482-2416
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Enterprise Florida launches initiative to help businesses

and entrepreneurs capitalize on CAFTA opportunities

ORLANDO Working in
partnership with the Governor's
SOffice of Tourism, Trade and
Economic Development (OT-
TED), the U.S. Department of
Commerce, Florida Export As-
sistance Center and Florida's
trade community, Enterprise
Florida, Inc. (EFI) will launch
a CAFTA Marketing and Trade
Initiative in early 2006 to capi-
talize.on Florida's lead-role as a
worldwide center of global com-
Long recognized as the pri-
mary location for U.S. trade with
the CAFTA countries, Florida's
strategic location, state-of-the-
art infrastructure, multi-lingual
workforce and concentration of
corporate and financial resourc-
es have propelled Florida to the
forefront of global trade with the
Americas. The campaign will
be designed to assist companies
throughout the state capitalize
on the opportunities, presented
by CAFTA, and to demonstrate
Florida's lead role in implement-
ing this milestone international
EFI's initiative will include
education and marketing out-
reach efforts, as.well as strategic
trade partnerships and activities
to assist Florida businesses with
CAFTA trade opportunities.

EFI also will establish a com-
prehensive CAFTA information,
research, policy report and data
bank to assist in the successful
implementation of the treaty.
"I am pleased to recognize
the strength of Florida's trade
and commerce communities,"
said Governor Jeb Bush. "-As the
Gateway to the Americas, Flor-
ida will lead the nation in im-
plementing the CAFTA Treaty,
signifying the vital role Florida
plays in the world market."
"As the Gartew ay to Latin.
America, Florida is uniquely
positioned to take advantage of
the new business and job op-
portunities CAFTA presents,"
said Enterprise Florida Preident
and CEO John Adams, Jr. "Pre-
serving and enhancing Florida's
international economic. con-
nection is of vital importance
to our state's economic diver-
sification 'and overall prosper-
ity." In a recent move, EFI has
entered into a strategic partner-
ship with GolinHarris. a Chica-
go based marketing and public
relations agency with global ex-
pertise in international trade and
public policy. The project will be
handled primarily by the Miami.
and Washington, D.C. offices
of GolinHarris. Added Adams,
"Our partnership with GolinHar-

SEnterprise loida .

ris will add to Florida's competi-
tive edge."
CAFTA has eliminated signif-
icant trade. in\ estment and busi-
ness barriers between the United
States and six Latin Ainerican
nations, which represent 45 mil-
lion residents and Florida s No.
1 trade partner. According to EFI
research, within 10 years, an es-
timated 36,000 Florida jobs will
likely be created. generating $1.2
billion in personal income. As a
cross roads of international com-
merce and trade, Florida is likely
to see an increase in knowledge-
based exports.
"As we usher in the excit-
ing new CAFTA era, we. look
forward to a new frontier of in-
ternationil trade and foreign di-
rect investment possibilities for
Florida," said EFI Board of Di-
rectors Vice Chair Susan Story.
"Information-based technology
industries such as software, legal
and financial services, and infor-
mation technology will continue
to grow exponentially as our re-,
lationships with CAFTA coun-

tries become even stronger."
During her report at the Dec.
1 meeting of the EFI Board of
Directors in Cape Canaveral,
Story also noted that Enterprise
Florida has established striv-
ing for global competitiveness
as key priority in pursuit of its
mission to diversify Florida's
Under Governor Bush's lead-
ership, Florida has achieved un-
'precedented growth-in interna-
tional trade and exports. With
merchandise trade allied at more
than $81 billion flowing through
Florida's airports and seaports in
any given year, Florida is one of
the world's leading trading enti-
ties. Florida also is a hub for for-
eign direct investment, with total
holdings by foreign companies,
Sin the state valued at $34.2 bil-
lion in 2003. Florida ranks fifth
national in terms of employ-
ment bN foreign-affiliated firms,
which provided jobs for some
282,000 Floridians. ,
Florida is the number one.
exporter to the nations of Latin
America and the Caribbean (ex-
cluding Mexico) with a market
share of approximately 59.2 per-
cent of U.S. exports to that region
of the world. In turn, the state is
the third largest exporter in the
U.S. of high technology prod-

ucts (over $8.1 billion in 2003),
with high tech exports represent-
ing approximately 33 percent of
Florida's total exports. Florida's
principal exports are computer.
products, aviation and aerospace
equipment, fertilizers, telecom-
munications, and medical equip-
From 1999 to February 2005,
Governor Bush led Enterprise
Florida business development
and advocacy missions to Spain.
United Kingdom, Brazil, Cana-
da, Mexico, Israel, Dominican
Republic, Chile, Argentina, Uru-
guay, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El
Salvador, Honduras and Colom-
bia. More than 1,000 business
leaders participated i ith Gover-
nor Bush and Enterprise Florida
in these missions, netting nearly
$760 million collectively in new
business for the state.
Enterprise Florida. Inc. (EFI)
is a partnership between Flor-
ida's business and government
leaders and is the principal eco-
nomic development organization
for the State of Florida. Head-
quartered in Orlando. EFI's mis-
sion is to create and retain quality
jobs and increase economic op-
portunities for Floridians by sup-
porting strong and growing busi-
nessesand positioning Florida as
a globally competitive business

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The Region's First Accredited Chest Pain Center

Why is this designation important? Because heart disease is one of the leading
causes of death in the United States and this year alone, 600,000 people wilI die from
heart ldsease, most of those from heart artacks.

Capital Regioral Medical Center's Chest Pain Center offers a protocol driven and
systematic approach to patient management and was the first in our community.
Our physicians and Emergency Department staff are specially trained to recognize
symptoms and react more quickly in order to save lives.
Where should you go if you have chest pain? The Chest Pain Center at Capital
Regional Medical Center.

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KI.S.S. participants gather for a holiday banquet in Blountstown


Seniors Safe

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TOP LEFT: Deputies Chris Porter and Billy Strawn prepare plates for
senior citizens who gathered for the annual KISS banquet last week.
The term "KISS" Keeping Independent Seniors Safe is the name
of a program in which deputies are paired with older residents to keep
in touch on a regular basis and ensure their well-being throughout the
year. TOP RIGHT: Calhoun County Sheriff David Tatum greets KISS
participahntMary Russ. ABOVE: Kathy Kimbrel leads the Blountstown
Elementary School Chorus in a selection of holiday songs.



The best gift

is your presence

- drive safely,

urges the FHP
from the Florida Highway Patrol
nel Chris Knight, director of
the Florida Highway Patrol an-
nounced the FHP's statewide
traffic enforcement plans for
the upcoming Christmas and
New Year holidays. FHP will
implement zero tolerance en-
forcement strategies targeting
DUI, unlawful speed, aggres-
sive driving and hazardous vio-
lations throughout the state. The
FHP is also urging motorists to
be mindful and considerate of
pedestrians and bicyclists who
are walking and riding within
the public right-of-way.
This year's Christmas holi-
day period will begin at 00:01
hours on Saturday, Dec. 24 and
end at midnight, Monday, Dec.
26. The New Year holiday pe-
riod will run from 00:01 hours
on Saturday, Dec. 31 and end
at midnight, Monday, Jan. 2,
2006. Last year, 33 persons
were killed in 32 traffic crashes
during the 72-hour Christmas
holiday period. Also, 38 people
were killed in 36 traffic crashes
during the 72-hour New Year
As in the past, Col. Knight
has suspended office operations
for all s'\orn personnel effec-
tive at the close of the workday
on Thursday Dec. 22 and Dec.
29; All FIP sworn personnel
normally assigned to adminis-
trative duties will be reassigned
to patrol duties on interstates,
major state roads, and Florida's
turnpike throughout both holi-
day periods.
Additional. theFHP will be
expanding enforcement opera-
tions during the Chrisimas and
New Year holidays in an effort
to identify and arrest impaired
drivers as.part of Florida's You
Drink and Drive, You Lose.
DUI enforcement crackdown,
which began Saturday, Dec. 10
and concludes Sunday, Jan. 1,
Motorists are urged to con-
tact the FHP or local law en-
forcement officials when re-
porninrJ an iknpaircii, ;..gr.-'.i',c
or dangerous driver 1 ;, ..iipl
diali ng HP (' 347) from acel-
lular phone, L. Caller, can remain
anonymous. Motorists who ex-
perience car trouble and are in
need of assistance are also en-
couraged to use *FHP. For real-
time traffic and road condition
reports, as well as maps and
other safety tips, please visit the
FHP Web site at www.fhp.state.
Florida drivers can also call
511 for the latest updates on
traffic jams, road construction,
lane closures, severe weather
and travel times on interstates
and major highways:, '

Micah "Barcode" Donaldson fills in the outline of the Web site address he taltooed on the chest of Deloris Ping of Clarks-
ville last Wednesday. A close up of his work is shown below. TERESA EUBANKS STORY AND PHOTOS

Real tattoo replaces temporary one as woman

becomes a live billboard for internet company

It wasn't as bad as I
thought," said Deloris Ping
after finally getting a tattoo
to make good a unique busi-
ness offer she put up earlier
this year on eBay. But, she
admits, there were some
painful moments.
The Clarksville resident,
who offered to tattoo a busi-
ness logo on her chest, is
now sporting the Web site
address of Goldenpalace.
cor, an internet gambling
site, a few inches below her
neck. Permanently.
The tattoo was done by
her Clarksville neighbor,
Micah Donaldson bet-
ter known as "Barcode" for
the familiar design he has
tattooed on the back of his
But before going to Bar-
code's place of business
on Panama City Beach last
Wednesday, Deloris decided
to get a taste of what she
was in for by having a small
tattoo done on her leg. It
was her very first time un-
der the tattoo needle. She
chose to get a heart with a
ribbon bearing the name of
her two young sons.
Last week, it was time
to take care of business to
earn the $15,000 bid she ac-
cepted from Goldenpalace.
corn by having their name
injected into her skin in thick
black letters.
With several onlookers
milling around the open
areas of the tattoo booth at
Mango Beach Tattoo Studio,
Barcode began his task last
Wednesday afternoon.
First, he outlined all the
letters and began the long
process of filling them in.
At that point, Deloris said,
she thought he was fin-

ished and she was glad
it hadn't been all that
bad. Then Barcode told
her he had to touch it
up and fill in the lighter
spots. "When he went
over the raw spots where
he had tattooed, that's
when it hurt," she said.
But she's enjoying her
new persona as a walk-
ing billboard and doesn't
mind the smiles, arched
eyebrows and whispered
comments her presence
generates as she does
her everyday tasks like
grocery shopping.
"I'm still myself...I feel
the same," Deloris said
after getting her tattoo.
She's still active on
eBay and is involved in a
number of auctions, hav-
ing recently sold a piece
of toast, a toothpick and

a pair of her jeans. Her
tattoo bid has made her
a bit of a celebrity on
eBay and she's enjoying
coming up with creative
things to offer to potential
bidders, who seem more
interested in an intrigu-
ing story that the item
actually being sold.
She doesn't plan to of-
fer any more body space
for tattooed ads but she
is looking forward to a
continued association
with Goldenpalace.com.
When she mentioned to
the company that she
was planning a visit to
Las Vegas early next
year, they offered to
contribute a little spend-
ing money to prolong her
stay and make sure she
gets a chance to show
off her tattoo.

Mango Beach Tattoo Studio man-
ager Thomas Lalonde displays a
varied collection of tattoos that circle
his legs. His arms, chest and back
are also tattooed.

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SDear Santa,
I really do believe in yoi
The three things I want is sul
ply fall of chocolate cover
cherries, kiss from Jacob an
I enjoy spending time wit
my family. I have been ver
Shannah McGhee

Dear Santa,
I hope to get a metal detec
tor, sell pone and a video ca
mara case. I have been nic
to some people.
What I like the most aboL
Christmas is honoring Christ
Justin Beauchamp

Dear Santa,
Santa I want to win a trial
to Hawai. I want to get a nev
set of makeup. I want my owr
$1,000,000 dollars.
I deserve these because
was honest with my Mom anc
I enjoy Christmas mos
because it's Jesus' birthday
and because wee do special
Sandra Miller

Dear Santa,
I want a PSP, a PS3 and a
GameBoy DS. And why I de
serve these gifts is because
was good.
And what I like most about
Christmas is the Christmas
Ryan Reisoglu

Dear Santa,
I have:three gifts Lwon't for
Christmas, they are....an elec-
tric guitar, some clothes, and
a magnificent Christmas!
I think I deserve these gifts
because... have been very
good this year.
Besides getting presents,
what I want most of all is for
my Uncle to be here still.
Bayli Holcomb

Dear Santa,
I wanta mandolin, bow and
arrow and a metla detector. I
think I been good enough to
get these gifts.
I enjoy getting together
for Christmas cause I get to
see my cousins, aunts and
Love, ..
Lando Brown

Dear Santa,
The three gifts I want is a
remot control plane, a shell
shocker and a remot.controll
The reason why I deserve
thes gifts is because I have
been good. -
Besides getting presents,.
I like Christmas because its
about giving..
Colby Owens

Dear Santa, ,
I wont a cell phone, a few

from the

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d games, and a necklace.
I think I deserve these gifts
t because I have been good-
_ and because my birthday is 5
I days before Christmas.
Monroe Hinson

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a
Sdune-buggy, an MP3 player
-and a golfcart.
/ I deserve these gifts be-
cause I think I have been
t good this year.
; Christmas is very fun to me
because my parents get to
stay home from work and we
spend the time together.
Alix Ryals

Dear Santa,
I have three things I want
for Christmas. I want a dirt
bike, a 4-wheeler and a. go-
I think I should get thes be-
cause I have ben so good this
yearbecause I have done so
Finally, what I like. the most
about Christmas is a girlfriend
and a lot of money.
Wesley Jordan Rogers

Dear Santa,
I want Smackdown vs.
Raw, a dirt like and last but,
not least I want a PSP.'
I deserve these gifts be-
cause I've been nice all week
-and I am going to be glad to
open my presents.
I want to make Santa
Louis Hall

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a dirt
bike and dune buggy and a
new house.
Why do I deserve them
gifts is because have been a
good. good boy. What I enjoy
most is my hole entire family.
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Dear Santa,
I want a wolf, a go cart and
a robot werewolf suit. I think
I deserve them because I've
helped my family a lot and I
help with my presents.
What I like most about
Christmas is spending time
with my family.
Zachary Kern

Dear Santa,
I want a cute little puppy
for Christmas. Another thing I
want is a Easybake oven. The
last thing I want is a milyen-
I deserve thes presents be-
cause I have been nice. I have
kept my room clean which is
very sprising cause it usually
is destroyed right after I clean
it. I have minded my parents
What 1 eijoy the- most
about Christmas is that Jesus
was born on Christmas day.
Candace Arrant

Dear Santa,
My favorite presents are
my PlaStation 2, Gamecube
and DVD. Because I am kind
and gentle to and I some-
times fuss and throw fits but
I also am gentle.
It is God's birthday and
I love it because it spreads

Love Sincerely
Dekota Armstrong

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I would like a
Yamaha dirt bike, a.XBox 360
and the game Gravestealer
I deserve these gifts be-
cause I have been kind of
nice this year.
Besides presents, what I
like the most about Christmas
is the food.
Your friend,
Phillip Monk-Mueller

Dear Santa', .
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Christmas are an iPod, a Play-
Station 3 and a pet snake.
Tait Shuler

Dear Santa,
What I want for Crismes
is a dune buggy so I can go
hunting. I want a MP3 Player,
a golf cart for golf because
it will make it easier for my
grandfather. The dunebuggy
will help me in hunting because
it is quiet and I can-get to the
stand easier and in the stand
I can listen to my MP three
player while hunting.
Chrismes is about the birht
of Christ and being wit your
family. Thes things will help
me, my dad and grandfather.
Bryan Alexander Perry

SCome join us at our-

Christmas Buffet

Served 11 a.m. 8 p.m., Dec. 25,

Enjoyall the
trimmings with
none of the: fuss!

Roast Beef (hand
carved with au jus)
Roast Turkey and
Homemade Dressing
Baked Ham
BBQ Beef Ribs
Fried Chicken
Sweet Potato Souffle
Green Beans
White Rice
Beef Gravy
Macaroni & Cheese
Broccoli with Cheese
Mashed Potatoes
Turnip Greens
Turkey Gravy
's Cornbread Muffins
S Banana Pudding
Peach Cobbler
Bread Pudding

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Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a
gocart and a new bed plus a
new west coast chopper bike.
I deserve this gifts because I
show respect to others.
I enjoy Christmas because
of Christmas light.
Ashley Cisneros

Dear Santa,
I, want four wheel drive golf
cart. A wogen with it to. A nice
hotwheel car.
.The hotwheel looks like a
flame with black on the rest.
The golf cart is camo.
Jacob Phinney


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'Elfis and the Sleigh Riders'Christmas program

by Sarah Shelton
Mrs. Tina Smith's second
and third grade music classes
performed their Christmas
program, "Elfis and the Sleigh
Riders" last Thurday night and
Friday morning in Altha School's
gym. The musical was about an
Elvis-like lead character and his
friends creating a rock band.
Characters also included
elves, reindeer, musicians, Santa,
and Mrs. Claus. The children
worked very hard and gave two
outstanding performances under
the direction of Mrs. Smith. The
program lasted approximately
45 minutes and also included
piano performances by some of
Mrs. Smith's older students.
by Justin McCoy
The Calhoun County Health
Department recently paid a visit
to check the. blood cholesterol
levels of all faculty and staff
at Altha Public School. The
check-up is a part of the
"Step Up Florida!" program.
Everyone subjected to the test
was told in advance to fast for
four hours allowing for a more
accurate blood cholesterol
level. The school health
official pricking all the fingertips
and e\xamiinig the blood
was registered nurse Vanesa
O'Neal. Once an individual's
blood cholesterol was calculated,
Vanessa explained whether their
total blood cholesterol was
considered desirable, borderline,
or high. She also gave tips on
how to lower it and keep it at a
desirable level.

Cholesterol le ekls ma\ change
O\ eri lne. eC peciall.\ if \ ot l
chliane \our exerci e or eating
habits. A total blood cholesterol
level of 200 mg/dL is considered
desirable: If your cholesterol
level is below 200 mg/dL, then
you are considered to have a very
healthy blood cholesterol level.
The borderline-high category-
is 200-239. Individuals with
total blood cholesterol at this
level have an increased risk for
coronary heart disease compared
to those with lower levels. You
may need medication at, this
level, but you should consult
your doctor first. Those in the
high total blood cholesterol
category have a level of 240 mg/
dL and above. To confirm high
blood cholesterol, one should
have at least three tests over a

period of seven weeks and the
results are averaged to determine
total blood cholesterol.
High cholesterol is one of many
riskfactors of heart disease. Others
include smoking, high blood
pressure, inactivity, and obesity.
Hopefully, Altha Public School's
faculty and staff are taking every
opporiunit.L. to impioe their
cholesterol levels as well as other
areas of their health.

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College's Phi Theta Kappa
chapter, Nu Chi, recently made
a donation of over 150 children's
Books and stuffed animals to
SJackson Hospital in Marianna
as a part of a service project
Called Books and Toys for Girls
and. Boys. Chipola student
Kimberly Garske says she was
* inspired to create the project
because she was given stuffed
" animals by the Ladies of the
* Elks when she was hospitalized
in Southeast Medical Center
Sin Dothan several years ago.
Pictured are Garske (right) and
* Jill Miller, Executive Director
of the Jackson Hospital
SFoundation. Miller said that
* most of the books and stuffed
animals will be donated to the
surgery patients c`ooi4P, hoTO
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a tree. -Roy L. Smith

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K Blountstown Middle School boys'

basketball team defeats Riverspri

The BMS boy's basketball
team closed out their season
this past week. The Varsity
boys defeated Riversprings
39-32 on Monday to reach a I .
seven game winning steak. AiILs 4
Jacob Wainwright led the ,.,.
team in scoring with 10 pts.
Brion Simmons added nine i '
more, Jason Money eight, and .
Spencer Faircloth seven. The .i
Varsity streak ended in Port
St. Joe Tuesday with a loss 35-58. Jason Money led in scoring
with 10 pts., followed by Shurron Corker with eight and Alex
Deason at five. Even though they lost, they finished their sea-
son with a very good (8-3) record. Congratulations Varsity!
The J.V. continued their winning streak with two more wins
to give them a incredible, undefeated 11-0 season. They beat
Riversprings 19-3, and Port St. Joe 42-33. Marquel Thomas
led in scoring against Riversprings with six points and Paul
Mosley led in the St. Joe game with 22 points. Marquel added
eight more along with Roger Abbotts' eight. This J.V. team has
really played great all season with excellent team play. They
have really expressed a lot of individual talent in their play.
Congratulations J.V.!

Lady Tigers basketball team

undefeated for 2005 season
The BMS girls' basketball season ended Tuesday night
with two tremendous wins over the previously undefeat-
ed Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks. These wins accumulated
over the season and the Lady Tigers were undefeated
for the 2005 season. Their record of 10-0 marks an end
to an exciting, thrilling, and spectacular season of great
games. It also included terrific action and plays filled
with cheers, oohs and ohs by spectators and parents
who witnessed the athleticism of some talented athletes.
These girls epitomized the word TEAM. We would like
to thank Mr: Johnson, BMS staff and the parents for their
time and patience. We would also like to thank Coach
Nancy Dillmore.

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From all of us at Danny Ryals Real Estate, we would
like to wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Hosford School receives $5,000
The teachers at Hosford School were asked by the PTO to submit a
"Christmas Wish List" for items which are needed in the classrooms.
The PTO fulfilled most of the wishes with checks totaling $5,000.
The PTO's donation was made possible from a fundraiser and
-profits from the Fall Festival held in October. Plans are being made
for a Spring Fundraiser which will enable the PTO to place more.
educational tools in the classrooms. If you are interested in helping
with this fundraiser or being involved in the PTO, call Hilary Peddie
at 379-8412 or Kim White at 379-8271.

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Ryan Berg wins Voice of Democracy contest
Commander Nicky Phillips presents a certificate to LCHS senior Ryan Berg for winning
the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 12010 Voice of Democracy contest. Ryan

also received a $200 Savings Bond and his entry was
submitted to the VFW District for the next stage in the

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative

recognizes 27 employees and

trustees for 266
Coast Electric Cooperative re-
cently recognized 27 employees
and trustees for a combined ,to-
tal of 266 years of service to the
Employees receiving service
pins were: Patty Corbin, Chris
Dohanyos, Pam Harden, Tim

years of service
Mauldin, Chris Pippin and Har-
old Ruth, one year pins; Chad
Brackin and David Syfrett, five
year pins; Kinneth Daniels and
Eddie Jones, 10 year pins; Tony
Turner, 20 year pin; Perry Flow-
ers, Woody Hughen and Wes
Smith, 30 year pins; and L. L.
Lanier, Jr. and Linda Skipper, 35
year pins.
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ergy national alliance of local,
consumer-owned electric coop-
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of service to customers large
and small. GCEC serves ap-
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in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,
Walton and Washington coun-
ties and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
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I would give a cake to bring
to baby Jesus if I was a Wise

If I were one of the Wise
Men I would of give baby Je-
sus gold.
Kerri Golden

tf I were one of the Wise
Men I would give baby Jesus
a baby crib and some baby

Jayla Khadijah Brigham

If I were a Wise Man, I
would bring baby Jesus sil-
Senserly, Bryson Wood

If I were a Wise Man I would
bring baby Jesus gold.
Eric Daniels

A gold cross necklace and
baby clothes.
from your friend,
Alexis Speights

If I was one of the Wise
Men, I would bring baby Je-
sus a blanket.
..from Michelle


I like to decorate a Christ-
mas tree by putting on the
lights then I put on the balls
and otehr ornements, finally
we put on teh star. I like to
put iceicles onand the lights,
plus I like to put on the balls.
Oh yeah! the star is funniest
to put on!
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My Christmas tree will have
lots of lights and a lot of order-
meets on it too and I would
put my family face on the tree
so you can see them.
Love Jade

I would ducorate a Christ-
mas tree with decorations
and lights. I put shiny big or-
naments on my tree.
Chase Harris

I would put green and red,
blue and puple and yellow or-
naments on my tree.
Love Kayla Hough


Yes, I seen him in the mall
and he said what do you want
for Christmas.
from your friend,
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Holiday Thoughts

and Wishes

from the

students in

DeAnna Ridley 's

fourth grade class
at Blountstownt

I have seen Santa Clause Besides getting presents I
but not all of him. All I saw enjoy spending time with my
was, a big red butt in my face, family.
he did not say nothing. Love Kayla Hough
Love Jade

I've seen Santa Claus in
the mall. I didn't talk to him.
Chase Harris

I've seen in the store. I
didn't talk to him. I new it was
infact you are the real won.
Senserly, Bryson Wood

YO@ SM/ve MofV

The most fun thin is get-
ting presents. I want a Xbox
360, games for it, and brord
games. I deserve them be-
case I am good.

My most enjoyable time is
when I get to seeeverybody.
Brett Bozeman

I enjoy celebrating the
night that Jesus Christ was
born and being with my fam-
ily to talk with, laugh with and
enjoy the day that we get to
spend time with each other.
Jayla Khadijah Brigham

Besides getting presents I
enjoy most about Christmas
is that the time my family and
I get.to spend with each oth-
from Michelle

I enjoy the food. I whant the
new Spy Gear Laser Trip Wire
a new 4 wheeler and a Play-
Stashon 2. I deserve them
cause I was very good.
from Eric Daniels



Dear Santa,
I just wanted to ask you
four something for everyone
and that gift is four everyone
rich, pour, dieing, living and
just doesn't ever have a good
Christmas to have the best
Christmas ever to come.
Kerri Golden

Dear Santa,
A four wheller, a cellphone
with 500 minitues and just my
from your friend,
Alexis Speights

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and a new bike and money.
Love Kayla Hough-

Dear Santa,
The three gifts I want for
Christmas is an Easy Bake
Oven, a new pair of shoes
and a bedspred.
from Michelle

Dear Santa,
How are you, I am fine. I
just can't wait to get my pres-
I love Christmas cause you
get to spend time with your
family and to celebrate Jesus
birthday everytime when it is
I love what I get for Christ-
Signed by
Savannah Jerkins

Three gifts that I hope to
get for Christmas is the new
XBox 360, a Chris Brown CD

and a Vugo.
I deserve these gifts be-
cause I've been good, help-
ful, attentive and greatful.
Signed '
Jayla Khadijah Brigham

I wouide like to have a dirt
bike, four wilier, gocart.
I thank I shud get these
gifts because I am good.
Chase Harris

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for the holidays.
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Christmas waves a magic
wand over this world, and be-
hold, everything is softer and
more beautiful.
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"For unto us a child is born" Isaiah 9:6

Dear Friends,

Warm Christmas greetings from Blountstown! As we.pre-
pare to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, God's greatest
gift to us, may we find a moment away from the hustle and
bustle of holiday shopping and wrapping, to get alone and
present the Lord with a love gift" of our time. Time to be still
and know that He is God. Time to reflect on the valleys He's
brought us through this year; the mountain tops some have
experienced, and to thank Him for His grace and mercies
that are new each morning. I believe this expression of our
love would please Him more than anything we could give.
He is worthy of our praise and thanksgiving and ... our time.
After all, it is "JESUS' birthday".

We wish you and your loved ones
every blessing in the New Year.
Dr. and Mrs. Edewaard, & Staff

This wording is from the Christmas'Card of Jim and Shirley
Dobson, .I've used it because it reflects my heart also.

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Liberty County School Board Nov. 8 regular meeting minutes

Official minutes from the Liberty County
School Board meeting Nov. 8, 2005
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Kyle Peddie.
Members present at the meeting
were Tommy Duggar, Roger Red-
dick, Darrel Hayes, James Flow-
ers, Kyle Peddle and Superinten-
dent David Summers.
1. The prayer was offered by
Aaron Day and the Pledge of Alle-
giance was led by James Flowers.
2. The School Board recog-
nized the Family Reading Night
teachers at Tolar and Hosford
School and the teachers each
gave a presentation on what they
are doing in these very worthwhile

3. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously to adopt the agenda
with emergency items.
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve the fol-
lowing consent items:
A. Approval of.Minutes
*September 22, 2005
*October 11, 2005
*October 21,2005
B. Budget Amendments/Pay-
ment of Bills/Financial Statement
for October, 2005
C. Principal's Reports for Octo-
ber, 2005


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Tommy Duggar inquired on
the status of the School Board
Attorney's review of the JROTC
Contract and requested that the
instructors be advised on his find-
The Superintendent agreed to
take care of this request.
A. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
letter of request from Apalachee
Valley VFW Post 12010 to use the,
Liberty County High School Caf-
eteria on February 4, 2006 (Sat-
urday) -for the purpose of hosting
the District 2 VFW and District 2
Ladies Auxiliary meeting and for
waiver of fees (pending proof of
B. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously to approve request
from and Gowan for their son to
attend school out-of-zone for the
remainder of the 2005-06 school
year to be effective as soon as
C. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
request from Panhandle Area
Health Network, Inc. to approve all
third graders in Liberty County to
participate in Kool Kids Day (anti-
drug day) at Chipola College on
May 8, 2006.
D. Motion was made. by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve First
Amendment to EBS Excess Ca-
pacity Lease Agreement Between
Liberty County School Board and
Luxon Wireless, Inc.
E. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously lo approve retroac-
tive pay for Liberty County School
Board Members for 2004-05;
F. Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve retroac-
tive pay for Liberty County School

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G. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
School Board Members sala-
ries for 2005-06 beginning Dec.
1, 2005 through Nov. 30, 2006
as recommended by the Florida
School Board Association.
H. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
permission to advertise changes
in the following School Board Poli-
*HIPAA Privacy Rule, Policy 2.81
*Drug and Alcohol-Free Work-
place, Policy 3.41
*Criminal Background and Em-
ployment, Policy 3.702
*Terminal Pay Benefits, Policy
*Seat Belts, Policy 8.37
*Employee Conduct, Policy
I. Hearing was opened on
School Board Policy Change as
advertised. Motion was made by
Flowers, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
change in School Policy 6.145
- Substitute Teachers.
J. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
Liberty County District School
Board Internal Funds Financial
Statements as of June 30, 2005.
K. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve correction
in minutes of September 12, 2005
to change Melissa Lopez and Earl
McGlockton as School Bus Driver
Trainers to be paid their daily rate
rather than their hourly rate.
L. Personnel
1, Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
addition to Salary Schedule for
$500.00 FHA supplement at Lib-
erty County High School.
2. Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation for Ms. Tina Goodman
to receive FHA supplement at Lib-
erty County High School for the
2005-06 school year.
3. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Ms. Lynn Guthrie as
Co-Sponsor for Hosford School
BETA (will share supplement with
Ms. Debbie Moore). -
4. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Tim Davis as
Boy's Baseball Coach for 2005-06
school year.
5. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Duggar and car-
ried unanimously to approve rec-
ommendation of Ms. Lynn Guthrie
and Ms. Chesnee Rudd as Girl's
Softball co-coaches at Hosford
School (will share supplement).
6. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to accept letter of in-
tent from Cecil Wilson to enter the
DROP Program to be effective no
later than October 31, 2010.

7. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously accept letter of in-
tent from Ms. Carolyn Copeland
to enter the DROP Program to be
effective no later than October 31,
8. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Ms. Sheree
Towles as ESE Para-Professional
at W.R. Tolar School to be effec-
tive 11-7-05 for the remainder of
the 2005-06 school year.
9. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Ms. Jennifer
Sewell as ESE Teacher at W.R.
Tolar for the remainder of the
2005-06 school year.
Solomon informed the Board
Members that all bus drivers (coach-
es) have met the CDL compliance.
He also advised them that the
fuel supply is good at the present
SReddick inquired as to whose
responsibility it would be to pay for
the.wind screen at the ballfields
that has dry rotted. Ms. Gay Lewis
agreed to check on the costs in-
volved and about the feasibility of
taking the wind screen down year-
ly to prevent the dry-rotting. She
will bring information back to the
board at the next regular meeting.
Duggar asked about the guide-
lines on any remodeling done
in the school system and what
should come before the.board be-
fore the work is done.
Flowers suggested pen and ink
changes only as policy changes
are made.
1. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
letter requesting maternity leave
of absence from Ms. Misty Size-
more to be effective Sept. 21,
2005 through Nov. 10, 2005.
2. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Flowers and carried.
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Ms. Kay Wahlquist
as long-term substitute during
the leave of absence of Ms. Misty
Sizemore to be effective October
10, 2005.
3. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Robert Durocher as
long-term substitute during the
leave of absence of Ms. Jeri Flow-
ers to be effective Oct. 4, 2005.
4. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve funds
to pay for the LCHS Girls Volley-
ball Team bus and hotel charges
for State Tournament ($3,500).
12. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to adjourn.

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Holiday shoppers cautioned to take precautions to prevent ID theft

General Charlie Crist advised
Floridians to be careful when
using credit and debit cards to
pay for gifts during this holiday
shopping season in order to avoid
becoming victims of identity theft.
Crist, who yesterday convened
the state's second annual Identity
Theft Summit in Tampa, said
unsuspecting holiday shoppers
create inviting targets for ID
Crist advised consumers to be
careful when reaching into their
wallet to pay for gift purchases,
to make sure no one is lurking to
steal a credit card number. At the
same time, he said, the crowds
and turmoil at shopping centers
makes it vitally important that
parents also keep a close eye on
small children.
When holiday shopping, it is
easy to become distracted while
looking for the perfect gift and the
best bargain, said Crist. "Hectic
shopping malls can be a breeding
ground for ripoff artists and other
criminals, and Floridians should
take steps to protect themselves,
their loved ones and their personal
Crist said the holiday season is
the best time for the Identity Theft
Summit, which brought together
officials from law enforcement,
the retail industry, banking and
other sectors to discuss ways to
reduce ID theft in Florida. The
Attorney General's Fraud Hotline
has received some 3,400 calls
concerning identity theft since it
was instituted in 2003. According

to the Federal Trade Commission,
a total of 38,325 Floridians filed
fraud or identity theft complaints
in 2004, and almost one-third
of the 16,062 identity theft
complaints concerned credit card
Crist offered the following
suggestions for Floridians to avoid
identity theft while shopping:
*Don't take out credit cards
before you get to the register.
This will allow you to control the
number of people who see the
information on your cards and will
reduce the chance of misplacing
them. Protect your credit numbers
from the people around you.
*Beware of others who have
cell phones in their hands but are
not making calls. Clever thieves
are using cell phones to take
photographs or videos of credit
cards or personal information.
*Carry only the credit or debit
cards your plan to use for holiday
purchases. If your wallet or purse
is stolen, fewer accounts will be
*Make online purchases
through secure websites from
companies you trust.
*If someone claiming to be
a representative of your bank
or lending institution, or a
business with which you have an
established account, asks you to

Access to Florida's Public Assistance
Program is now just a click away
from the Department of Children and Families
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has changed
how customers can apply for food stamps, Medicaid and cash assis-
tance. In an effort to better serve the community, the department has
launched a program called Access Florida. This program increases
access for citizens applying for food stamps, Medicaid, temporary
cash assistance, and refuge assistance by making a Web-based ap-
plication available.
Eligible Floridians can now apply for public assistance services
from any site with Internet services including from their own homes,
public access computers, community access sites, as well as DCF's
Service Centers.
To apply for public assistance online, log onto www.myflorida.

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Liberty County
Tree Location

You may place your order for an Angel, Bell or Bow to
honor or remember a loved one at the above location,
For more information, call (850) 875-2925.

provide account information over
the internet, do not do so. This
is not a legitimate request for
information but is instead a scam
called "phishing." Legitimate
banks and businesses entities
already have that information and
do not need to ask you for it.
*Keep your billing information
private and avoid sharing it
via cell phone, especially in a
location where a stranger could
overhear and write down the


*Take all receipts with you so
that no one else picks them up.
If you throw away your receipts,
tear thenup first.
*Look at credit card statements
carefully to check for charges you
did not make. Contact the credit
card company right away if you
find any problems.
*If you are a victim of identity

theft, report to the police and then ask
the national credit bureaus to place a
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banks and creditors involved that you
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Victims may call the Attorney
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7226 (1-866-9-NO-SCAM). They
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Learning to deal with the threat of bird flu

Emergency workers from
five counties took part in a
Public Health Preparedness
workshop on dealing with
the threat of bird flu Friday
at Veterans Memorial Civic
Center in Bristol. People
from many walks of life -
emergency management office
staff, public health department
employees, Red Cross workers
as well as representatives from
other agencies came together
to discuss what actions they
should take should their
communities be stricken with
Pandemic flu. "There's no
straight solution to fix it but
there are some things we have
in place and work toward in
dealing with such a situation,"
said Liberty County Emergency
Management Director Rhonda
Lewis. Participants were told
that once a pandemic takes
hold, months may pass before
help can come from the state:or

national level, so it's important
to learn how to deal with things
on your home turf. "Being in
a small county is beneficial,"
Lewis said, explaining that
people in lower populated
areas can isolate themselves
longer and have more of a
chance to resist infection.
ABOVE: Among those
taking part in the six-hour
workshop were employees of
the Calhoun County Health

Department, including Dorcus
Goodman, Jodi Granger (at
computer) and Cyndy Byler,
shown above sharing a table
with an unidentified Red Cross
BELOW: Jackson County
residents are shown working on
a health emergency scenario
at last week's Public Health
Preparedness workshop in

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The Jessica Lunsford Act was passed by the 2005 Florida Legislature and signed into
law by Governor Bush following the assault and murder of Jessica Lunsford in Homosassa
Springs, Florida. This crime was allegedly committed by an individual who had at one time
worked as a subcontracted mason at Jessica Lunsford's school. The Act focused primarily
of increasing the measures used to monitor sexual offenders or predators. However, part
of the Act specifically related to individuals with access to school district campuses.
Due to this law, Section 1012.465, Florida Statutes, the Liberty County School Board is
required to implement new safety procedures for anyone entering a school campus during
the regular school day or having access to students. The following procedures will be
implemented on all school campuses beginning in January.

All adults on campus must have a district-issued picture ID that is worn and in
view at all times.

9 *All visitors must sign in at each school office before going anywhere on campus
and then sign out as they are leaving.

All visitors without an approved picture ID will need to present their driver's
license to |he school's receptionist so that the individual can be screened and
issued a single day picture ID.

If you are a parent that comes to campus daily, you will need to contact the
school's principal about obtaining a more permanent ID.

These step -are being taken to ensure the safety of ALL children on our campuses and to
comply with state statutes. With the community's cooperation and consideration weexpect
to make a smooth transition into implementing these additional procedures.



BRISTOL Ethealle Bozeman Shuler, 9
passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005 in Tallahasse
She was born in Sale City, GA and had lived
Liberty County for most of her life. She was
longtime Liberty County employee and manage
White Springs for many years. She was a memb
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sain
in Bristol.,
Survivors include a brother, Roy Bozeman o
Tallahassee; six grandchildren, Jerilyn Shul
Ammons, Jerry Wendall Shuler, Parley S. Shuler I
Donna Ostlund-Woodard, Zann Davis Geiger ar
Chole Davis Mautz and 23 great-grandchildren
Services were held Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 fro.
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Bristol. Interment followed in the Gregory/Gent
Cemetery in Bristol.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be ma(
to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Kn
Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL, 32303, or t
American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11I
Fairfax, VA, 22038.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of tl

BLOUNTSTOWN Gordon Eugene "Gene
Messer, 74, passed away Wednesday, Dec.14, 20(
in Panama City. He was a native of:Tallahass
Where he attended Sealy Memorial and Leon Hi1
Schools: He had served in the U.S. Army and h;
lived in Calhoun County since 1987.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordo
and Vida Messer; four brothers, Duward; Charli
How ell and Albert, who were all of Tallahasse
Sand a sister. Dorothy MNallo of Tallahassee.
Survivors include a sister, Margaret O'Brii
Posion of Tallahassee and several nieces ai
Graveside services were held Saturday, De
1". 2005 at Dellwood Baptist Church Cemeter.
Delltood with Rex. Johnny Hamilton officiating
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstowvn was
charge of the arrangements.

BLOUNTSTOWN Johnnie Elizabeth Ric
ards Davis. 69. passed away Friday. Dec. 16. 201
at her home. She \as born on Feb. 15. 1936
,Blountstown and had lived in Calhoun County i
most of her life. A registered nurse from 1957 un
.her retirement in 1998, she worked at Tallahass
iMemorial Hospital for tx\ o years. Calhoun Gene;
Hospital for 20 years and River Junction Corre
t.ional Institute for 17 years. She %was a member
. Gatew a' Baptist Church in Blountstol\ n.
Survivors include her husband. Dale Da'
of Blountstown; twxo sons. John Patrick iBubb
Shuler and his wife, Melissa of Bristol. and San
Ray Shuler and his wife, Pegg of Nev\ berry, S
two daughters. Kimberly Shuler Maddox and i
husband,.John of Headland, AL, and Roni S
Seymour and her husband. Kerry of Elko, G
three stepdaughters. Donna Jean Osland Woodw.:
,of Junkirk,: D. Zann Geiger of Blue Creek. a
ChloeD. Mautz'of Sunset, Utah; 10 grandchild
M- andie Shuler, Ethan Shuler, Megan Marshi
Daniel Shuler. Hollie Hutchison, Teryn Hutchisi
SSageHutchison, Madison Maddox Riley Seymo
Elizabeth Seymour: and 13 step-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday. Dec. 18. 2005
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel x ith Rev. David Odi
and Ferrell Wahlquist officiating. Interment f
lowed in Nettle Ridge Cemetery-in Blountstow
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountsto%\n \\as
-charge of the arrangements.

5, BLOUNTSTOWN Carolyn Sue Stuever,
e. 58, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 16, 2005
in in Blountstown. She was born in Washington,
a D.C. and had lived in Calhoun County for the last
ad 14 years. She was of the Protestant faith and had
er worked at Food Lion for 10 years where she was
ts" known for her friendliness and kindness.
Survivors include one son, Shawn D. Stuever
of of Norman, OK; one daughter, Debra Weir of
er Norman; three brothers, Earl R. Simpson ofVero-
I, Beach, Warren Simpson of Upperville, VA, Dale
id Simpson of Sperr \ ille. VA; and special friends,
Mary Travis of Blountstown, Evelyn Sanders of
m Bristol and Jan Rosenberg of Tallahassee.
m Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 19,
'y 2005 at Old Shiloh Cemetery near BlountstownL
w ith Rev. Bob Ha\ ard officiating.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the
ae arrangements.
BRISTOL-Len B. Revell, 89, w as called home
to Heaxen on londay, Dec. 19, 2005 inTallahas-
see. He was born on July 26,.1916 and had lived
in Liberty Count) all of his life. He was a retired
" carpenter and hisarpntr n hrpentry skills can be seen toda\
)5 in Tallahasse as he worked on many state office
ee buildings and the new capital building. He was also
gh a farmer who enjoyed working in his gardens and
ad producing vegetables of all kinds. His green thumb
was evident by the amount of vegetables he gave
on away to friends and members ofthe community. He
ie, alsoraised cattle for several years, a feu\ horses and
-e; constantly worried over the well-being of his farm
equipment. especially his tractor. He met Lessie
en Deason at school and the two were married on July
nd 9. 1934. They celebrated 71 years of marriage this
year. He a\ a, a member of the Lake N I\f'i Baptist
'c. Church in Bristol.
in Survi\ors include his wife. Lessie Re\ell of
-. Bristol; one son. Carroll Revell and his wife, Jean
in of Port St. Joe: one daughter. Mary Joiner and her
husband. Hoyle of Bristol: one brother. Russell
Revell and his wife, Ruby of Woodville: one sis-
ter. Ina Roche of Tallahassee;two brothers-in-la\w.
h- Wilford Deason and his wife, Thelma and Carlos
0 Deason and his w ife. Ivaleen: four grandsons. Ben-
S narr Revell and his wife. Lisa. Tony Re\ell and:
or his wife. TanmmN. Cris Revell and his wife, Amy.
Small of Tallahassee and Kevin Joiner and his \w ife.
SLnell of Bristol: three granddaughters. Jana Wil-
lianls-Hendr\v and her husband. Richard of New\ port
of Bach. CA. Karen Gilbert and her husband. Jerald of
Bristol. Staci Williams and her husband. Michael of
SBlounisto n. 11 great-grandchildren, Ben Revell,
Tiffany Re\ell. Nicholas Williams. Hannah Re\-
d\ ellHaley Re\ell. Rachel Joiner, Richard Joiner,
C; Fletcher Quinn. Mary BethWilliams, TomGilbertn.
ier Hank Gilbert: one great-great-grandson, Gaige
ue Quinn. He leaves several nieces and nephews,
A; cousins and their families and man\ family friends
ird who cherish his memory.
nd Sert ices are scheduled to be held Wednesday.
en. Dec. 21. 2005 at 11 a.m. (ET) from the Lake Mystic
ll, Baptist Church in Bristol with Rev. Clyde Roberts
on. and Re\. Jason Owenby officiating. Interment will
ur. follow in Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lake
at lMystic Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box
um 486, Bristol, FL. 32321 or to the Big Bend Hos-
ol- pice. 1723 Mahan Center Blvd.. Tallahassee. FL,
n. 32308.. -
in Peav\ FuLneral Home in Blountstlo" n is in charge
of the arrangements.


:Hlonor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to
defeat cancer. -For more info., contact the American Cancer Society.

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,the holiday season is

a very diffMcult time.
Let's look back on great memories of those
who we have lost and surround ourselves
with the ones wie still have and love. Let us
remember that Christmas is a wonderful time
to reflect and to be thankful for our family.
We hope that the holiday season brings you
comfort. joy and peace.
0 From our family to yours...




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Holiday cactus creates a colorful display


We're wishing you a "sleighful" of cheer,
along with our thanks for your stopping here.


Collision Center, Inc.
Hwy. 20 W in Blountstown Phone 674-4013
4 I

While the poinsettia remains
the most popular of the holiday
plants, a healthy holiday cactus
in full bloom is a great gift for
that special person. This plant
can live for many years and
flower profusely in a variety of
shades of pink, violet, orange,
red and white.
Botanically, these plants are in
the genus Schlumbergera and are
true cacti but without the spines.
They are native to the South
American rain forest, where they
grow on tree trunks and limbs
alongside orchids and bromeliads.
-There are several different species,
hybrids and cultivars. .
These plants are called holiday
cacti because their habit is to
bloom around the time of one of
three holidays Thanksgiving,
Christmas or Easter. All will
bloom at the appropriate times
if grown under natural lighting
conditions. However, they
can be forced into blooming at

by Theresa Friday,
Extension Horticultural
Agent, Santa Rosa County

Christmas if treated properly in
You can determine which
holiday cactus you have by
looking at its leaves. The
Christmas cactus has leaf
segments with rounded margins
while the Thanksgiving cactus
leaf segments have prominent
teeth on the margin. The Easter
cactus has tooth-like rfarginal
notches with tiny spines or hairs
on the leaf segments.
Mostholidaycactus, eventhose

purchased during the Christmas
season, are Schlumbergera
tuncate, the Thanksgiving
cactus. These plants bloom more
readily than the true Christmas
cactus and professional growers
have perfected the art of forcing
the plants to bloom for the
Christmas market.
Caring for these plants is
simple regardless of which type
you have.
All holiday cacti require well-
drained soil. These are epiphytic
plants that, in their native
environment, root into decaying
organic, debris trapped among
tree branches or in rocky crevices
on the ground. Therefore, they
require an exceptionally course,
well drained soil. If the soil
holds too much water, the plant
stems or roots will rot.
Watering is one of the keys
to success with these plants.
Allowing the soil to dry out will
cause the flowers to drop. On the
other hand, soil that is too wet
will lead to disease problems. It's
important to keep the soil moist
but not wet. Water whenever the
top inch of soil feels dry rather
that on a fixed schedule. Water
thoroughly, until water runs out
the bottom. Afterward, pour out
any water that accumulates in
the saucer.
Fertilize every month or
every two months, depending
on the growth of the plant.
If it's a fast grower, monthly
fertilizer applications would
be best. Soluble fertilizers or
slow-release products are both

Being tropical plants, these
plants will do well outdoors most
of the year in Northwest Florida.
Move the plants to a protected
location when there is a chance
of frost.
SHoliday cacti, like poinsettias
and chrysanthemums, are short-
day plants. They produce leaves
when the days are long in the
summer, and form flower buds
in response to shorter and cooler
days in the fall. Once the plant
receives twelve to fourteen
hours of uninterrupted darkness
each day, flower buds will start
to form. If these plants are
exposed to any artificial light,
like a streetlight, plants will not
set flower buds.
To force them to bloom
during the holiday season, begin
moving the plant to a dark area
from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day
beginning around the first of
October. Flower buds should
start to develop around the first
of November and open between
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
These tropical cacti are fun to
grown and an easy holiday plant
to get to rebloom.
Theresa Friday is the Residential
Horticulture Extension Agent
for Santa Rosa County. The use
of trade names, if used in this
article, is solely for the purpose
of providing specific information.
It is not a guarantee, warranty, or
endorsement of the product name(s)
and does not fsigiA' that they are
' .'-j.' pploVed to ht th!h'tcini of others.



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King size sheets, two sets, $10
per set; one'brand new set of full
sized flannel sheets, $10; one set of
burgundy bathroom mats, $5; T-Rex
race track set already put together,
$10. Call 643-2812. 12-21, 12-28
Wedding dress, beautiful Victorian
style, size 9/10, ivory in color, raw
silk and battenburg lace, detailed
with hand-sewn pearls and glass
beads, matching veil, must see, paid
$800 will sell for $250; ladies dia-
mond solitaire with wrap, the wrap
has three rows of small diamonds
on each side, $200. Call 674-6142;
serious inquiries only please.
12-21, 12-28

Ab Lounge, barely used, comes
with CD and DVD, $65. Call 643-
5991. 12-21,12-28

Equipment trailer, 20 ft. with dual
axle, $575. Call 674-5501.
12-21, 12-28

Dirt bike boots, brand new, still
in box, size 10, $100. Call 379-
3078. 12-21,12-28
Gateway computer, 228 GB,
520 MB ram, wireless keyboard
and mouse, 17-inch LCD monitor,
printer, three year service plan, less
than four months old, comes with
joystick, microphone and lots of
games, Ati Radeon graphic card,
$1,500. Call 762-2528.
12-21, 12-28

Utility trailer, seven ft. long, 43
inches wide, tilts and has a winch
on the front, $450; electric motor-
cycle with charger, paid $1,500 but
will take $800; Cadet lawnmower,
42-inch cut, 18 hp., 42 hours on
it, bought extra warranty, $1,350;
Ensure milk, $20 per case. Call
762-9698. 12-21,12-28

QuickTracktracking system, 219
frequency with one collar, $550;
QuickTracktracking system, tracks
all frequencies with one collar, $600.
Call 570-9358. 12-21,12-28

Dinette set, table with four chairs
including center insert, food proces-
sorand six brown stoneware plates,
all for $45; table full of assorted
items for flea market or yard sale,
come look and make offer. Call
379-8111. 12-14,12-21

Ruger 10/22 with scope, ring and
base, $150. Call 674-1617.
12-14, 12-21

Infant swing and bassinet, Winnie
The Pooh theme, both in excellent
condition. Swing, $20 and bassinet,
$60. Call 379-3264. 12-14,12-21

Craftsman band saw, 12 inch,
good condition, $225 or best of-
fer; Craftsman drill press, variable
speed, $225 or best offer; parts
washer, $125 or best offer. Call
12-14, 12-21

Two couches, blue, $75 each or
both for $140; free 10ft. mesh satel-
lite dish with actuator, come and get
it. Call 643-2626, leave message.
12-14, 12-21

Magnetic sign machine
at over $3,000, will sell for
new Christmas items, will
chest of drawers orwhatev
sell cheap. Call 674-6142

Fireplace logsforpropane
new, used one season, we
$200 or best offer. Call 67C
350-0585, leave message

Canon A-1 35mm cam
50mm fl:4 lens in very g
edition, enjoy professional
photographs with this ca
the holidays, $229; Canon
mm student camera with 5(
lens, ready for the stude
family, a great beginners
or family camera for the
and every other day of t
don't pass this up at $11
N2000 Body, $125; Nikon E
$69; Micro-Nikkor55mm 1
$125; Sunpak auto DX 8R
flash ring works with Micr
and other lens, $85; Viv
auto thyristor flash for an
camera (bounce flash he.
Yashica LM, medium for
lens camera, $59. Call 50

Free pine straw, raked a
Call 643-5396.

Bunkbed. wrought iron ar
wood, comes with the ma
$150. Call 674-8378, lea

', valued

Rainbow vacuum, rebuilt motor,
all attachments, $340. Call 762-
8812. 12-14,12-21

1994 eo Tracker, s
transmission, 64,000 mile
conditioner, two-door, co
$2,000. Call 762-8343.

1980Chevy truck, 4WD, 4
rolet engine, new paint in
out, excellent condition, $
best offer. Call 643-5516.

1989 Ford van, plus a lo
for Christmas, used and I
with purchase of the vi
value, $1,800. Call 674-
cated at 19677 S. W. Ba
in Blountstown.

es, no air

12-21, 12-28
iside and
$5,900 or

12-21, 12-28

t of items-
new, free
an, $200
6142, lo-
rfield Rd.

r $1,500; 1984 Ford Escort, four cylinder,
trade for diesel, 65,000 original miles, four
verorwill new tires, runs good, $900; 1996
1. Saturn, four new tires, new clutch,
12-14, 12-21 runs good, $2,000 negotiable. Call
762-4416. 12-21,12-28
Sgas, like
grk great, 1975 Chevy truck, stepside, 4WD,
-1688or 327 V8, four speed, three inch lift,
. 14 X 35 R 15 groundhog tires on 15
X 10 hurricane rims, $2,500 or best
12-14,12-21 offer. Call 674-9827 or 643-1726.
era with12-21,12-2
era with
ood con- 1998 Ford Expedition, Eddie
l1 quality Bauer Edition, V8,4WD, six disc CD
mera for changer, all leather. Call 643-3476
iAE-1 35 after 7 p.m. 12-21, 12-28
nt in the 1996 Chevrolet 3500 dually, crew
camera cab, diesel engine, 32,000 miles,
holidays like new, red in color, $14,000. Call
he year, 482-8778. 12-21, 12-28
9; Nikon
EMBody, 2005 Ford F150, supercrew, King
:2.8 lens, Ranch Edition, 4WD, 22,000 miles,
thyristor, spray in bedliner, $33,000; 2003
ro-Nikkor Ford Expedition, Eddie Bauer Edi-
vitar 283 tion, DVD system, 60,000 miles,
iy 35mm ,quad seating, heating and cool
ad), $45; seats, loaded, $19,500. Call 545-
mat twin 7843. 12-21, 12-28
12-14, 12-21 1992Toyota Corolla, gold, greatfor
parts, not recommendedfordriving.
nd piled. Call 447-2050. 12-14,12-21
12-14,12-21 1994 Ford F150, blue with black
S camper shell, 306 cylinder, four
Scherry speed with overdrive, AM/FM, air
tresses, conditioning, powersteering, power
ive mes- brakes, 156,000 miles, dual gas
12-14, 12-21 .tanks, good mechanical condition,
$3,000 or best offer. Call 508-
-I 3706. 12-14, 12-21



Four Star mag wheels with 16
inch Tokohama low profile tires,
fits small Toyota vehicle, $250. Call
643-2758. 12-14, 12-21

1994 Nissan Sentra, good shape,
needs a little work, can use parts
off of 1992 Nissan Sentra, $1,500
for both or best offer. Call 762-3996
between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or leave
message. 12-14,12-21

1996 Kia Sephia, red, four door,
five speed transmission, clean, new
tires and battery, $1,800 or best of-
fer. Call 379-3525. 12-14, 12-21

1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse, custom
orange paint job, custom stereo,
custom interior, runs great, high
mileage, $3,000. Call 643-7707.
12-14, 12-21

1988 Ford Ranger, $800. Call 567-
1078. 12-14,12-21

2000Volkswagen Beetle GLS, red,
diesel, over 40 mpg., five speed,
82,000 miles, power windows,
power locks, tilt, power mirrors,
cruise, power sunroof, AM/FM
cassette with CD changer, alloy
wheels, tinted windows, spoiler, fun
to drive, $8,600. Call 762-8560 or
209-1913. 12-14,12-21

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

John Deere 30/20 tractor with
front-end loader, $5,000; Massey
Ferguson 11/30 with front-end
loader, $6,500. Call 674-8824.
12-21, 12-28

601 Ford tractor, $3,500; John
Deere 20/10, diesel, $4,000. Call
482-8778. 12-21,12-28

D7 Caterpillar bulldozer with root
rake, $500 as is. Call 643-2626,
leave message. 12-14,12-21

Buy, sell, trade with an ad in the
classified. For more information
call 643-3333 or fax to 643-3334.



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William's Home
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete work, land;s: pe.
pressure cleanirg,
renovations, seamle'
gutter, painting, .rinyi jl 7
& screen enclosure *-
Call 674-8092

Stump grinding

Reasonable rates
Free estimates

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

Decks Pole Barns
House Framing & Garages
SWood & Vinyl Siding ,t
S Tin Roofing "
Bathroom Remodeling
Concrete Work
Call 674-3458

In Bristol
SMobile home lots

In Blountstown
*1 room efficiency, utilities
included 1,000 sq. ft.
commercial building

Phone 643-7740

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1, 2 &3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Rental Assistance

Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
TDD/TTY 711.

Country Living

3BR completely remodeled on 1.2 acres. Call or
drive by today, 14344 SW CR. 275, Blountstown.


Bill Terry, Broker
Owner is a licensed real estate broker.
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Real Estate
10 to 1,000 acres,
reasonably priced.
Immediate closing.
(850) 544-5441 or
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sealed w/ warranty. Can
deliver. 850-545-7112

Brand new sleigh bed,
dresser, mirror, and
nightstand. $575, still boxed,
can deliver. 850-222-9879

BED, a sleigh bed including
headboard, footboard & rails.
NEW in box, only $275. Call

plastic with warranty. $165,
can deliver. 850-425-8374

Bedroom ALL NEW 7 PC
set: All dovetailed, all wood-
still boxed Retail $4K, must
sell $1500, can deliver. 850-

$650 NEW -Micro fiber
upholstery, hardwood frame &
warranty, unopened. 850-545-

oak table w/ in lay, ball & claw
feet, leaf, 2 arm chairs, 4 side
chairs, hutch/buffet. $4500
sug. list, sacrifice $1900. 850-

cherry table w/ leaf, 6 chairs &
lighted china cabinet. Still
boxed. $900. Can deliver.

LEATHER Sofa, Loveseat &
Chair still wrapped: Retail
$3400, sell brand new with
warranty $1250 850-425-

MATTRESS New full set in
plastic with warranty, $120.

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.

1985 Kawasaki Ninja, cus
paint job, runs great, nee
cosmetic work, $1,100, ne
Call 643-7707.
1995 Kawasaki Vulci
$1,500. Call 567-1078.

2005 Honda Rancher,
good condition, $3,800.
2716 or 229-400-3008.

Camper, 17 ft. pull behind
five, $900. Call 379-3525

Pontoon boat, 115 Men
tor and trailer, $3,500. C

Bonita tri-hull, 17 1/2 ft.
Mercury, both early 1980
good condition. Lots of ni
seats, top, trim/tilt, chro
etc., $650. Call 643-262

Evansbuilt, 30ft.,fiberglaa
apeake Bay style, twin
115s, new triple axle float
$22,000. Call 762-8812.


located five mil
north on Hwy. 6

Call 674-888

stom blue
ds minor
12-14, 12-21

1989 Pro-line, 21 ft., walk-about
cuddy cabin, galvanized tandum-
axle trailer, all in good condition,
200 hpJohnson motor, $4,000. Call
674-7138 or 899-0269, leave mes-
sage. 11'-23T. 12-28

an 500, 12-year-old paint mare, brown and
white; 1/2 mustang, 1/2 Quarter
12-14,12-21 Horse gelding, asking $800 each.
Call 762-9504. 12-21,12-28
4WD, in
Call 674- White English bulldog, 12 weeks
12-14,12-21 old, solid white and big head, $150.
Call 762-9676. 12-21,12-28

American Pit bull terrier pup-
d, sleeps pies, CKC registered, first shots
and wormed, $300 each. Call 237-
12-14,12-21 8141. 12-21,12-28
S Border collie puppies, beautiful
markings, wormed and first shots,
$300 for males, $350 for females.
cury mo- Call 643-5582. 12-21, 12.28
Call 482-
12-21, 12-28 Paint miniature ponies, three to
choose from, $300 each; Call 762-
,115 hp. 8445. 12-21, 12-28
I's and in -
ew parts- Labrador puppies, black/brown,
me rails, four males and one female, free to
P6, leave good home. Call 643-3550.
12', 12-212-21, 12-28
12-14, 12-21
ss, Ches-Donkey, $500. Call 674-8081.
sYamahae- 12-21,12-28
on trailer, Beautiful mix breed dog, Siberian
husky and Australian shepard, 10
12-14,12-21 months old, blue eyes, good with
other dogs and children, needs lots'
of love and attention, free to the right
ME home. Call 643-9332 after 3 p.m.
12-21, 12-28
UKC Rat terriers (squirrel dogs)
es and also Blue Healers, shots and
9. wormed. Call (229) 559-6741 or
(229) 460-1868 (cell).
12-14, 12-21
Carver Pit bulldogs, full blooded,
one male and one female, six weeks
i8 old, $150 each. Call 762-2632.
12-14, 12-21


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Wanted: To buy used Gameboy
Advance and Playstation 2 games
at. a reasonable price. Call 832-
9473. 12-21,12-28

Wanted: Guns, paying cash, old or
modern rifles, shotguns, pistols, one
gun or collection, military guns, old
double barrels. Call 674-4860.
12-21 T. 3-29
Wanted: 1972 1979 Buick
Oldsmobile or Pontiac for parts. Will
pay $50, also 1984 1985 Pontiac
Firebird, might pay more if no orfew
parts are missing. Call 762-9305.
12-21, 12-28

Wanted: Carpenter at reason-
able price. Call 674-6.142, located
at 19677 S. W. Barfield Rd. in
Blountstown. 12-21, 12-28

Wanted: Need someone to pick up
pecans on halves; two pecan trees
to cut down, can have lumber as
payment. Call 762-9698.

Appaloosa gelding and a parade
ridden Tennessee Walker gelding,
$650 each or $1,100 for both. Call
674-3475 or 674-8899. 12-14,12-21

Beagles, two females, one is lemon
colored and four months old, the
other is tri-colored and six months
old, updated on shots and wormed,
asking $75 each; free to good home,
Beagle/Rat terrier mix, four months
old and lemon colored. Call 674-
6120. 12-14,12-21

Large dog house, approximately
three ft. Call 643-5268.

Pit bull puppies, two registered
puppies, up-to-date on shots, $200
each. Call.643-2769. 12-14,12-21

Tabby striped cat, four and a half
years old, does not like children,
declawed and neutered, free to a
good home. Call 643-2953.
12-14, 12-21

AKC Golden Retriever puppies,
will be eight weeks old on Dec. 17,
will have current immunizations
on Dec. 19, AKC papers available,
both parents on premises, asking
$450 firm. Call 379-8651 for more
information in afternoons or 413-
2764 during the day. 12-14, 12-21

Red-nose Pit puppy, male, 12
weeks old, papered parents; Pit
bull puppies, four males and two fe-
males, parents are easy tempered,
great guard dogs, hog dogs or just
loyal pets. Call 379-3046.

AKC Pointer pups, German short-
haired, top dog at Westminster Dog
Show, available Dec. 20, $500 each,
taking deposits. Call 674-8888 or
643-8934. 12-21,12-28

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a wreath upon your cdoor.
We hope that our bestwishes last throughout the
season and forever more.

Happy holidays! You're always welcome here.


20120 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL 32424
Ronald W. Wood, Broker
Phone 674-4629
Call me for experienced and honest representation.

Wanted: 1946 to 1948 Chevy or
Ford two-door car; also wanting a
large electric wall heater. Call 722-
0316. 12-14,12-21

Wanted: Looking for someone with
exchange ideas or trading items.
Call 674-6142. 12-14,12-21

Wanted: Guns, paying cash, old or
modern rifles, shotguns, pistols, one
gun or collection, military guns, old
double barrels. Call 674-4860.
12-21 T. 3-29

Land for sale, Hwy. 69-A road
frontage; parcel one, 9 acres (mol),
$129,000; parcel two, 19 acres
(mol), $89,000. Call Shalene at
762-8025. 12-21 T. 2-8

52 Acres in Altha, $400,000 will
divide; 1/2 acre, $10,000; 1/2 acre,
$14,000; three acres, $30,000; six
acres, $65,000; 20 acres. $200,000
can divide on 1/2 acres lots: 35
acres, $200,000. Other parcels
available. Call 762-8185.


SDOH warns of the dangers of carbon

monoxide exposure during winter

Floridians try to keep warm
indoors this winter, we want to
assure their safety by making
them aware of the risks and
dangers associated with carbon
monoxide (CO) exposure and
poisoning, warned officials at
the Florida Department of Health
"Carbon Monoxide can be
fatal if the exposure is severe
enough, "said DOH Secretary M.
S Rony Frangois, M.D., M.S.P.H.,
S Ph.D. "Indoor gas heaters and
fire places may result in those
high exposures, and Floridians
should monitor themselves as
well as their children when using_
fuel-operated appliances."
Invisible, odorless and
tasteless, carbon monoxide
(CO) is a highly poisonous gas
produced by burning fuels such
as gasoline, natural gas, kerosene,
charcoal and wood. Inside a
home, CO can come from a gas-
fueled furnace, gas water heater,
gas clothes dryer, gas ranges,
kerosene space heaters, portable
generators, gas or charcoal grills,
fireplaces or wood stoves. At
low concentrations, CO causes
fatigue in healthy people and
chest pains for those with heart
CO inhalation causes impaired
\viionn and coordination,
headaches, dizziness, confusion;
nausea and death. The more CO
in the air and the longer a person



is exposed, the greater the risk
of illness or death. Dangerous
CO levels arise when home
appliances are used incorrectly
or are poorly maintained.
Here are some very important
DOH precautions to help prevent
CO poisoning:
*Be sure all combustion
appliances are installed and used
according to the manufacturer's
*Have the heating system
inspected annually.
*Have exhaust ventilation
systems, including chimneys,
flues and vents, checked every
*NEVER burn charcoal inside
a house, garage, vehicle or tent
- not even in a fireplace.
*Avoid using unvented gas
or kerosene heaters in enclosed
spaces, especially sleeping
*Never leave an automobile
running in a closed garage or in
a garage attached to the house -
even with the garage door open.
*Don't leave the rear window
or tailgate of a vehicle open
while driving. CO from the
exhaust can be pulled inside the
car, van or camper.
*If you use any of the above
appliances, install CO alarms

in your home. Obtain battery-
operated CO alarms or plug-in
CO alarms with battery backup
according to manufacturer's
installation instructions. The CO
alarm should be certified to the
requirements of the latest safety
standards for CO alarms (UL
2034, IAS 6-96, CSA 6.19.01).
*Replace CO alarm batteries
once a year and test alarms
*NEVER use a portable
generator indoors, including
in homes, garages, basements,
crawl spaces, sheds and other
enclosed or partially enclosed
*ALWAYS locate portable
generators outdoors on a
dry surface, away from
doors, windows, vents and
air conditioning equipment
that could allow CO to come
Anyone who suspects
symptoms of CO poisoning
should open doors and windows,
turn off gas appliances and go
outside. If you have a poisoning
emergency, call your nearest
Florida Poison Information
Center at 1-800-222-1222. If the
victim has collapsed or is not
breathing, call 911 immediately.
For additional information
about indoor air quality call the
Florida Department of Health at
1-800-543-8279 or go to www.
doh.state.fl.us and select "indoor
air quality" from the subject list.

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Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of
kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in
spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.
-Laura Ingalls Wilder



All the best to you and
yours wherever you
go this holiday season.
,'., Thank you kindly for
your loyal support.

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If you want to drive...we have the miles and the
money! Fast paced steel company needs drivers
with 3-4 years flatbed and over the road experi-
ence. Clean Class A CDL license required. Ex-
perience over the road a plus. Excellent salary,
mileage, benefits package.
Call (850) 875-1075, ext. 867
EOE/DFW 12.14.12-21

Life Management Center

Provides assessment, follow-up and coordination of ser-
vices for mentally ill adults. Requires bachelor's degree in
human services field. Requires use of personal vehicle and'
good driving record. Benefits include paid BCBS health
and life insurance, paid holidays, personal leave, 401(a)
retirement plan. Pre-employment drug and background
screening required.

Apply to: Life Management Center
SATTN: D. Summers, 16869 NE Pear Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424, Fax (850) 674-8790 or
e-mail: dsummers@lifemanagementcenter.org
EOE/DFWP .. 1221.2.

One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St Suite 2,
Blountslown 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
Worker. EOE
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
Fax your JOB MARKET advertise-
ments to us at 643-3334, or email
to: thejoumal@gtcom.net

CDL-A required
Dedicated Lane
3 immediate openings

lights guaranteed'

$818- $1,018/wk
Sunday calls
also welcome

CHRISTMAS...Is In The Air!
It's just days before Christmas and all through the
town, we see happy people; not even one frown.
It's great to see folks who show so much care for their
friends and their neighbors today it's so rare.
So we'd like to thank you this time of the year for all of
the memories we hold so dear.
As customers, as neighbors, you all mean so much to
us, your community and all whom you touch.


Liberty County Courthouse

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court

We will be closed Monday, Dec. 26
and New Year's Monday, Jan. 2.
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Hoe Cake Rd. in Bristol Phone 643-5254


NOTICE FOR BID. *Custom trim Post frame, 26 all bids concerning this project.
gauge, Kynar 12-21.12-2

is seeking bids for the building specifica-
tions for40x72 warehouse forthe Calhoun
County School Board.
Width- 40'
Length 72'
Height- 12'
*Roof type Max Rib, 29 gauge,
standard color
*Wall type Max Rib 29 gauge,
standard color


is no longer affiliated with
the Liberty and Calhoun
County Health Depart-
ments. Patients requiring
further care or needing
copies of their records
should contact:

Liberty Co. Health Dept.
12832 NW Central Ave.
P.O. Box 489
Bristol, FL 32321 -
Phone: (850) 643-2415


Calhoun Co. Health Dept.
19611 SR 20 West
Blountstown, FL 32324
Phone: (850) 674-5645
12-21-05T. 1-11-06

*Chain drive roll up doors 14'
width, 10' height, white color, two
doors needed'
*Walk thru door -4.0 door, white
color, one door needed
*Roll up door fascia 6 pieces to
frame out doors, white color
*Live load (psf) 20, live load reduc-
tion; yes
*Wind code "FBCode" wind speed -
120 mph code classification; closed
*Collateral load (psf) 3
*Pressure treated bottom plates
*2x6 stud wall framing
*2x6 purling
*Prep and level site including fill dirt
up to 6 loads
*Termite pretreatment including bor-
ing and treating of each individual
'Moisture barrier installed
*12.18 code footer with two #5 re-
*3,000 PSI fiber mesh slab
*Smooth finish on the concrete
*Concrete floor to be 6 inches thick.

*All trim 26 gauges Kynar 500 paint
*Drip base molding installed
.Preformed outside corners
*J-channel on all doors
*Eave molding installed
*Zee flashing
'Ridge cap
*Wood protection on roll-up doors
*Steel trusses engineered to with-
stand 120 mph wind loads
'Engineered stamped drawings
*Contract will purchase permits.

Bids to close at 4 p.m. Jan. 6, 2006.
.Bids will be opened at the Jan. 10
school board meeting at 5 p.m.

The Calhoun County School Board
reserves theright to refuse any and

USDA Forest Service
Apalachicola National Forest
Apalachicola Ranger District
Liberty County, Florida

Smokehouse Analysis Area
On Dec. 19, 2005, District Ranger Marcus
Beard decided to implement Alternative A
of the Environmental Assessment for the
Smokehouse Analysis Area. In this alterna-
tive the Forest Service is proposing improve
red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW) habitat in
the SmokehouseAnalysisAreathrough thin-
ning dense'pine plantations. The proposed
action would thin trees from 1,574 acres
producing approximately 11,042 ccf of pine
products. It would require maintenance of
6.0 miles and reconstruction of 3.9 miles of
Forest Service roads.All of the above actions
will occur within the next 3 to 5 years. The
other alternative evaluated was the no action
alternative. The associated Environmental
Assessment, Decision Notice, and FONSI are
available upon requestfromtheApalachicola
National Forest. For further information re-
garding this project, contact Chandra Glass
at (850) 926-3561, ext. 6525.
This decision is subject to appeal pursuant
to 36 CFR 215.11. Individuals or organiza-
tions that submitted substantive comments
during the comment period may appeal.
Appeals must meet content requirements
of 36 CFR 215.14. Written appeals, includ-
ing attachments, shall be sent to: National
Forests in Florida, ATTN: Appeals Deciding
Officer, 325 John Knox Road, Suite F-100,
Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4160, within 45
days of the date of this legal notice. Appeals
may be faxed to (850) 523-8504. Hand-
-delivered appeals musl be received wriinn
Normal Dusiness hours of 7:30 a.m. to 14.30
p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. on Friday, closed on federal holidays.
Appeals. may be mailed electronically in a
common digital format to appeals-southern-
florida@fs.fed.us. The publication date of
this legal notice is the exclusive means for
calculating the time to file an appeal. Those
wishing to appeal should not rely upon dates
or timeframe information provided by, any
other source.
If no appeal is received, implementation of
this decision mayoccuron, butnot before,five
business days from the close of the appeal
filing period. Ifan appeal is received. imple-
mentatiori may not occurfor 15 business days
following the date of appeal disposition.
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Wakulla Bank food drive a success
CRAWFORDVILLE Food donations have been weighed
from Wakulla Bank's first ever "Can Film Festival" food drive.
This year, donations totaled nearly 500 pounds and will benefit
Second Harvest Food Bank. These contributions are estimated
to provide 343 meals for individuals throughout Wakulla, Leon,
Calhoun and Liberty counties.
During the one-week effort, residents were able to visit any
of the 14 Wakulla Bank locations to donate. Participants who
supplied three or more non-perishable food items received a free
Blockbuster movie rental. All contributors were eligible to win a
52-week free rental pass.
"I am very pleased at how our communities continue to
give," says Walter Dobson, President for Wakulla Bank. "The
contributions we received will truly make an impact on many
disadvantaged families this holiday season."
SWakulla Bank thanks all those who participated and
congratulates Teralyn Holland of Tallahassee, Fla. Ms. Holland
was the recipient of the Blockbuster 52-week free rental pass.
Wakulla Bank is an independent bank headquartered- in.
Crawfordville, Fla. that is dedicated to quality and innovative
service. The bank has been serving the communities of Wakulla
and Leon Counties for over 30-years,, and today its assets exceed
$400 million. To learn more, visit www.wakullabank.com.
Wakulla Bank is insured by the FDIC and is an equal housing
lender. ... .... ..

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Potatoes boiling over? They may not be alone...

MU Professor offers tips to take

the stress out of the season

While many of us know a
superwoman who seems effort-
lessly to juggle holiday obliga-
tions, this may only be a facade,
according to Laurie Mintz, as-
sociate professor of educational
and counseling psychology. The
"happy faces" that many wear
to hide their stress during the
holidays often increases holiday
stress for others, by perpetuat-
'ing the myth that the holidays
are a stress-free time. Mintz of-
fers several tips to help women
strike a healthy balance during
the holidays:
Determine what the expec-
tations are for the holidays and
whether they should be lowered.
"Do you have to create a deli-
cious meal and serve it with a
warm glow of holiday cheer?"
Mintz asked. "Or at the other ex-
treme, would you be satisfied if
no one gets food poisoning, and
you are able to finish the meal-
without a fight?"
Anticipate what aspects will
cause stress and prepare men-
tally. If possible, adjust plans to
avoid this stress. For example,
purchase a pie at a local bakery
to save cooking time.
Share negative feelings with
others. Friends and family will
approach their own holidays
more realistically if they know

Holiday trips with
Fluffy and Fido
The following are tips for
travelingwith pets from the Uni-
versity of Missouri-Columbia
College of Veterinary Medicine:
Puppies and kittens younger
than eight weeks old and pets
with severe or contagious illness
should definitely not travel.
Use a crate big enough for a
pet to stand up and turn around,
that is ventilated and has a leak-
proof bottom. Get a pet accus-
tomed to the crate in advance by
feeding treats and taking the pet
for short car trips in the crate.
When traveling with pets in
the car, stop every two hours for
a brief walk and drink.
Do not feed a pet six to 12
hours before travel.
Use tranquilizers only for
pets that are repeatedly very ner-
vous, but otherwise in excellent
Call hotels and motels in ad-
vance to check their pet policy.
Take photos along in case a
pet escapes and animal control
officers must be notified.
Consult, a veterinarian for spe-
cific advice for maintaining your
pet's health. Additional medical
advice and services are available
at the University of Missouri
Veterinary Medical Teaching
Hospital. Call 573-882-7821 for
San appointment or visit http:/i,-
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