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The Calhouh.-..ii.. .
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life of Altha man
Man arrested on
Liberty Co. Jail
clinic to open in
ATV Safety Day
Camp is held
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Department helped Santa
make sure approximately 225 children received something
special for the holidays, with requests for Dora the Explorer
dolls and remote-controlled cars topping the list. Thirty-two
new bikes were presented to their lucky new owners.
Kids and their families gathered at the 4-H camp outside
Sam Atkins Park for the annual Christmas for the Children event
Tuesday, Dec. 20, where they picked up their gifts and visited
several special cabins for holiday activities.
Pictured above, top left: Carlos Nanho and his little sister,
Nadia, clutch bags of goodies while waiting in line to talk with
Santa. Top right: Tyler Skipper, Shawn Andrews, Shannon
Pitts and Hunter Daniels gather up their gifts before tearing
off the wrapping. Above: The Calhoun County 4-H Camp
was aglow with holiday color.
TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS
Hospital board makes loan to DasSee to keep
Calhoun-Liberty hospital running for two weeks
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The attorney for the company op-
erating Calhoun-Liberty Hospital had
some bad news last week.
"We can't make payroll. We're
out," is what Hal Richard told City of
Blountstown attorney David House
Thursday, just two days after the
Blountstown City Council had ac-
cepteda partial payment on an overdue
utility bill with the promise of another
payment to come soon.
The Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
Foundation comprised of Laddie
Williams, Marilyn Russell, Ralph
Whitfield and Labon Bontrager had
to come up with something quick to keep
the doors open. Once the hospital closes,
it risks losing its critical care designation.
With the loss of its critical care status,
the hospital will also lose the money it
gets from Medicare and Medicaid to treat
With limited options, the foundation
decided to loan DasSee the money to
cover two weeks' payroll. "We took a
$100,000 gamble to keep the hospital
open and keep the staff there," House
said. "It's going to be a little painful but
we're trying to make all the right moves.
A loan is a whole lot smarter than shut-
ting the doors."
During that two-week period, a feasi-
bility study will be conducted to prepare
updated information to prospective future
owners or operators interested in taking
over the facility. "It's going to be a pretty
intense two weeks," he added.
"We're just sort of playing a waiting
game," said Hospital Foundation chair-
man Laddie Williams. He said he's
received calls from a number of people
interested in taking over the hospital but
he would like to see it affiliated with-a
Linking up with a bigger area hospital
could help lower costs by using residents
in the emergency room which has been
a longtime problem for the facility.
Hospital Administrator Ben Burn-
ham, who is employed by DasSee is
working with the board to keep the
facility in operation. He told the Foun-
dation he had physician coverage lined
up for the emergency room through the
end of January, Williams said.
Despite the recent problems, Wil-
liams said the hospital continues to
have a lot of community support, which
the board is counting on as they mull
over plans for the facility's future.
"We're checking out several different
possibilities," he said.
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Page 2 THE CAlHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 28, 2005
Man arrested on cocaine charge
escapes from Liberty County Jail
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A man arrested on crack co-
caine charges escaped from the
Liberty County Jail by running
out of an unlocked holding cell
at 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24.
As of presstime Tuesday,
Nicholas Norris Kerr, of Leon
County, was still missing.
Kerr was driving on County
Road 12 South around 10:41
p.m. Friday when Deputy Timo-
thy Patridge noticed him behav-
After driving across the road
into the oncoming lane, Kerr
made a sudden turn onto a pri-
vate driveway. Then, without
stopping, he pulled back onto
the road in front of the deputy's
patrol car before coming to a
When the deputy ran a check
on Kerr, he found that his license
had been suspended. Kerr was
taken into custody for driving
with a suspended license and his
vehicle was searched.
Inside the Cadillac, the dep-
uty found a small black bag
under the driver's seat. The bag
contained two plastic bottles;
one had approximately $1,000
in crack cocaine and the other
vial appeared to contain cocaine
residue, according to the depu-
ty's report. Next to the black
bag, the deputy found a 9 mm
Beretta. A magazine with five
bullets was also recovered.
Kerr was brought into the
county jail around 2:30 or 3
a.m., according to Lt. Dussia
Shuler. He was later placed in
a holding cell. Around 7 a.m.,
a correctional officer was get-
ting ready to take him to an
upstairs cell. "When she opened
the door to the holding cell, he
stepped out, grabbed her radio
and bolted," Shuler said.
Kerr ran across the street and
toward County Road 12 North
Shuler said Kerr told him
earlier that he had relatives in
the county and had graduated
from LCHS in 2002. Anyone
with information about his
whereabouts is asked to contact
the Liberty County Sheriff's
The original charges to be
filed against Kerr included driv-
ing with a suspended license
and possession of a controlled
substance. He is now facing ad-
ditional charges of escape, grand
theft and depriving an officer of
a communication device.
Dec. 19: James Irwin, holding for Seminole Co.
Dec. 21: Bryan Weaver, holding for Gulf Forestry; Maurice McCloud,
VOP (state); Ryan Gray, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana,
possession of a prescription drug with no prescription, resisting arrest
Dec. 22: Katrina Sailor, FTAs, retail theft; Vada Tipton, domestic
battery; Christina Couch, VOP (county).
Dec. 23: Chris Johnson, VOP- (state); John White, possession of
more than 20 grams; Victor A. King Jr., possession of drug parapher-
nalia, possession of cocaine, less than 20 grams.
Dec. 24: Elmor Bussell, reckless driving; Kenneth Seaman, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams, possession of a schedule drug.
Dec. 25: Alejandro Bautista, no valid driver's license, attaching
Dec. 26: Caronell Palm, writ of attachment.
Dec. 20: John Roy Woodruff, holding for court; Shane Michael Goff,
Dec. 21: Katrina Sailor, worthless checks.
Dec. 22: Vada Mae Tipton, domestic; Christina Couch, grand theft
Dec. 24: Elias Aquino, driving while license suspended or re-
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Blountstown Citations issued:
PoliceDe Accidents.............04 Traffic Citations.............11
Police Dept Special details (business escorts, traffic derailsi.....52
Dec. 19 thru Business alarms....02 Residential alarms..........01
Dec. 25, 2005 Complaints..... 173
claims life of
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Christmas Eve collision
has claimed the life of a 28-year-
old Altha man.
Ronald L. Hallford, 28, died
after the vehicle dri en by his fa-
ther, Roy L. Hallford, 57, pulled
into the path of an oncoming car
while attempting a left turn.
According to the report from
the Florida Highway Patrol.
the. elder Hallford had stopped
his 1994 Chevrolet in the west-
bound lane of State Road 390.
two miles west of State Road 75.
to make a left into the parking
lot of aTomThumb convenience
store around 8:34 p.m.
When Hallford began to
make his turn, he pulled into
the path of a 1996 Ford drim en
by Samantha G. Adkinson, ".
of Youngstown. Adkinson's xe-
hicle hit the right passenger side.
where the younger Hallford v a a
sitting. All were wearing seat
Hallford was pronounced
dead at Bay Medical Center.
Services are scheduled for 2
p.m. Friday at Adams Funeral
Home Chapel in Blountstow ni
Hallford, who worked as a
tow truck driver, is survii ed
by his parents, one son, two
daughters, a sister and tx o
His complete obituary ap-
pears inside on page 22.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: A merm-
ber of the Liberty County Pre-K
staff has aked that we note that -
the van-mentioned in last week "I
story about the school driver ar-t-
rested itirh alcohol in a count
vehicle-did not belong to rheur ...
program. The Journal had ie -.p,
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Four of Santa's elves, including Jeremy O'Bryan, Andy Waldorff, Jacob
O'Bryan and Kevin Hand were busy helping to take care of last minute gifts
last week. The gioup is shown on the porch of one the buildings at the 4-H
Camp ground next to Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown during the special
Christmas for the Children event. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTO
Blood shortage alert issued for 0 Positive and 0 Negative
Blood CeAter (SCBC I reports
that the blood types O Positive
and O Negative are at less than
a one day supply for the coun-
ties of Leon, Thomas, Jackson
and 22 other counties in North
Florida and South Georgia to
which SCBC provides donated
"Blood use in our local hospi-
tals was heavy over the holiday
weekend due to car accidents
and emergency surgeries. We
have had four days of no blood
drives, no bloodmobiles on the
road to collect blood because of
businesses being closed for the
holiday. This has left us with a
very low supply to now meet the
demands of regular surgeries and
patient care. We need the help
of our blood donors now" said
Jeanne Dariotis, CEO of SCBC.
If the blood supply does not
increase, the next step will be to
reschedule elective surgeries so
that blood will be available for
emergencies. Each week 750
donations are needed to meet
the need of patient surgery and
The Southeastern Community
:Blood Center asks healthy indi-
viduals, who are at least 17 years
old and weighs a minimum of 110
pounds, to donate blood and help
increase the community's blood
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The Southeastern Community
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blood to families in 25 counties in
North Florida and South Georgia.
SCBC's home office is located at
1731 Riggins Road in Tallahassee
with branches in Thomasville
and Douglas Georgia and in
Marianna. SCBC also has five
mobiles scheduled daily for blood
drives hosted by businesses, civic
groups, schools, churches and
For more information about
mobile and branch locations, con-
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provides great coverage
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will be closed on the
following date in
observance of the New
Saturday Dec. 31
Monday's recycling will be
picked up on Tuesday.
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coverage Feb. 28
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is
currently accepting applications for NAP
coverage. NAP provides financial assis-
tance to eligible producers affected by nat-
ural disasters. This federally funded pro-
gram covers noninsurable crop losses and
planting prevented by disasters. Eligible
disasters are any of the following: dam-
aging weather such as drought, excessive
moisture, or hurricane; an adverse natural
occurrence such as earthquake or flood;
a condition related to damaging weather
or adverse natural occurrence such as
excessive heat or insect infestation. The
natural disaster must occur before .or
during harvest and must directly affect
the eligible crop. Applicants must pay a
nonrefundable administrative fee of $100
per crop, per county. Fees are capped at
$300 per county not to exceed $900 for
farmers with interest in multiple coun-
ties. Losses must be greater than 50 per-
cent of expected production and coverage
must have been purchased 30 days prior
to the coverage period. The application.
closing date is Feb. 28,.2006, for Beans,
Blueberries, Blackberries, Cantaloupes,
Muscadine Grapes, Greens, Millet, Okra,
Pecans, Peas, Persimmons, Sweet Pota-
toes, Pumpkins, Squash, Sweet Corn, and
Watermelons. Failed crops must be re-
ported within 15 days after the disaster.
For further information on the NAP
program, please contact the Calhoun-
Franklin-Gulf-and Liberty County FSA
Office at 17413 N.W. Leonard Street.
Blountsto\\ n, FL 32424 or call 850-674-
8388 or 1-800-243-9912. ext. 6.
All aboard the
The Veterans Memorial Railroad "\Win-
ter Wonderland Express" Train is now.
scheduled to depart "River Junction" De-
pot on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 30 and
31 from -6 to 8:30 p.m. (ET). The train
is located in Veterans Memorial Park on
Highway 12 South in Bristol.
Along the route of the Winter Wonder-
land Express you will.pass through a Gin-
gerbread Tunnel, a Tunnel of Lights, the
Avenue of Lights and view several live
Tickets may be purchased at the Depot
for $2 per person. Children under 5 free
but must be accompanied by an adult.
For additional information, please call
643-5491, 379-8456 or 643-5235.
CALENDAR LISTING Just call in the person's
name and date to be listed on our weekly com-
munity calendar. There is no charge. Callers
are asked to give their own name and phone
number in case we need to verify a spelling or
double-check the date. We encourage our read-
ers to compile a list of their family's and friends'
birthdays, printed clearly, and mail or fax them to
us at The Journal.
That's how many copies of
The'. C bhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
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Weight Loss Support Group
meets at 1 p.m. at Shellon Park Lirary
otary Club meets at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. noon
Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203
meets at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church
AA meels 7 p.m Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door
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Congressman Allen Boyd's Rep. will meet
with the public from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (CT), at the
Calhoun County Courthouse: and Irom 1-30 to
3:30 p.m. (ET) at the Liberty County Courthouse
AA meets 7 p.m., basement of
Calhoun County Courthouse
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Winter Wonderland pLi
Express at Veterans
Memorial Park. 6-8 p.m. .,
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Bir t i ys
Dance ati Ih American Legion Hall in
Blouniscown from 8:30 p.m. 12 30 a.m.
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Calhoun County Commission meets 2 p.m Calhoun Co. Courthouse
Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge meets 7 p.m. at Masonic Lodge, Blountstown
Liberty County Chamber of Commercemeets 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant
Brownie Troop 158 meet at 7 8:30 p.m., al Veterans Memorial Civic Center
JROTC Booster Club meet at 7 p.m. at the Liberty County High School
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lab training set
from the Calhoun County Public Library
A new year is just around the corner
with plenty of opportunities to increase
your computer knowledge or brush up
on old skills! The Calhoun County Pub-
lic Library in Blountstown would like to
cordially invite any resident who desires-
to improve their computer skills to visit
the Adult Computer Lab and get free one-
on-one training on a scheduled basis. Li-
brary staff are eager to assist you in your
In addition to one-on-one training op-
portunities, a new class will be beginning
to start off the year with an exciting learn-
An Internet Basics Class is scheduled
to begin Tuesday, Jan. 11. 2006 from 6 to
8 p.m..and will continue for six weeks.
This class, provides a basic understand-
ing of the Internet and World-wide Web,
but assumes students have basic Web surf-
ing skills. Topics include modems (56K,
ISDN, DSL and cable), Web browsers
(internet Explorer and Netscape), Inter-
net Service Providers, surfing strategies,
secure transactions, cookies, anti-virus
software and firewalls. This class is rec-
ommended for those who are familiar
with computer basics.
The class is sponsored by Calhoun
County Public Library LiteracN Ser-
vices Technology. Act (LSTA),
AmeriCorps*VISTA and their sponsors.
The class is free.
Enrollment is on, a first-come,; firt-
ser\e basis. Participants are required to
fill out application for enrollment. hold a
current Calhoun Count\ library\ card and
complete the mouse tutorial before class-
If you are interested in enrolling in
the upcoming Internet Basics class or
are interested in one-on-one technologi-
cal training, please contact Jane Breeze,
Technical Instructor or Jenny Sandoval.
AmeriCorps*VISTA at674-8773. or visit
the library at 17731 N.E. Pear Street in
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Florida Wine Festival March 30;
Spring Time Tallahassee April 1
from the Mary Brogan
Museum of Art and Science
annual spring fundraising
event for The Mary Brogan
Museum of Art and Science is
the Florida Wine Festival. This
annual celebration features fine
wine, great food, outstanding
performances, exhibitions and
program in keeping with the
organization's mission. Since
its inception, the core strength
of the event lies in our part-
nerships. Beginning with the
sincere intent to provide edu-
cational and meaningful expe-
riences at all Brogan events,
we are most proud of our part-
nership with Florida A&M
University and specifically the
institution's Center for Viticul-
ture and Small Fruit Research.
This partnership has led to
many established relationships
between The Brogan and Flor-
ida wineries and promotes un-
derstanding of Florida's wine
The Florida Wine Festival
2006 celebrates what we hope
will prove to be our great-
est partnership ever, Spring-
time Tallahassee. Following
the parade, you might want to
stomp some grapes, taste fine
wine, sample some great food
and.celebrate the comnmu unity's
unique "rite of spring" on Kl-
eman Plaza. "When we started
having discussion with Spring-
time Tallahassee about a pos-
sible collaboration, everyone
was amazed at the serendipi-
tous ties. Springtime had se-
cured the Little River Band
and the Brogan's featured ex-
hibit is Apalachicola River: An
American Treasure. There has
been some real magic to this
first-time partnership and our
respective Boards of Directors
and staff are trul.l enthused and
excited about working togeth-
er," said Chucha Barber. Bro-
gan Executive Director.
"My volunteer priority\ is the
Tallahassee Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau, where I
have the pri\ Ile2e of serving as
this year's Chair. The partner-
ship between Springtime Tal-
lahassee and .the Florida Wine
Festival is going to be good for
the organizations and good for
Springtime Tallahassee in its
38th year is expected to draw
more than 200,000 visitors.
The Florida Wine Festival is
now in its fourth year. "While
each event will maintain its
own unique identity, merging
these two venues will create
an unbelievably exciting after-
noon on Kleman Plaza for all
of the Capital City residents
and visitors to enjoy," said Su-
sie Hall, Executive Director for
The :Florida Wine Festival
begins on March 30, with the
traditional wine and dinner
pairings at participating area
On Friday, March 31, The
SBrogan will debut the ex-
hibit Apalachicola River: An
American Treasure, featuring
the work of Cl) de Butcher and
Richard Bickel. Regional mu-
sicians will perform on stage
that night following the live
wine auction Television Pro-
ducer, Elam Soltzfus, has pro-
duced a' public television pro-
gram as part of the project that
also includes musicians with
ties to life along the river. Sam-
my Tedder plays reed flutes in
the program which grow on
the river. Sammy and some
of his friends will perform at
the Florida Wine Festival and
guests will be the first to see
the television production.
On Saturday, April 1. the
.Springtime Tallahlassee Ju-
bilee in the Park begins the
day's celebration and will be
complimented, with the grand
parade. Wine tasting, grape
stomping and other wine festi-
val activities x ill be offered on
The Plaza. The final event is a
free concert by the Little River
Band on Kleman Plaza.
Two great events, one great
weekend. For more informa-
tion, call 513-0700 or. visit
com or www.floridawinefesti-
Children's Dental Clinic
to open in Bristol soon
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A. at the I
SR. 20 West in Blountstown
from the Liberty County
County Health Administra-
tor David Odum says plans
to open a Children's Dental
Clinic in January are still on
target and the opening date is
expected to be near the middle
of the month.
The clinic is located behind
the Liberty County Health
Department in a newly reno-
vated, two-chair dental clinic.
The clinic will serve Medicaid
eligible children through 21
years of age. A dentist has been
hired with a start date of Dec.
30, 2005. Dr. Jeramie Lewis, a
native of Jackson Count\. will
begin immediately hiring staff
and preparing the clinic for
Odum said, "You must have
good oral health to be healthy.
Unfortunately, profound oral
health disparities, exist in
Florida's disadvantaged popu-
lations. 'Our most vulnerable
citizens the poor and un-
educated, racial and ethnic
minorities, the elderly and
dental diseases. I am delighted
we can begin by initially-of-
fering dental services to-the
Medicaid eligible children of
Liberty arid surrounding coun-
Odum said he is committed
to finding ways to improve ac-
cess to dental care for lower
income individuals. He said,
"These individuals are three to
four times less likely to have
a dental visit and have two to
three times the dental needs
of higher income persons. We
hope to meet the needs of those
feeling the greatest impact of
limited access to dental care."
He says the key to reduc-
ing oral health disparities is a
coordinated oral health system
between the public and private
.The opening of the new
clinic will augment the mo-
bile dental clinic "Smiles on
Wheels" by pro'.iding a land
based clinic tO'Artat the chil-
dren seen onthe bus. '"
He says an open house is
planned once the clinic is op-
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"Newsweek" magazine is reporting that
President Bush called in the editor and
publisher of the "New York Times' two weeks
ago and demanded they stop publishing the
article about him illegally eavesdropping and
wiretapping people. Here's my question. How
did he know they were going to publish it?
Traffic was horrible in the city during the transit
strike. The city was like Dick Cheney, every
major artery in was blocked.
President Bush is being criticized by right wing
groups because his Christmas cards to friends
this year did not say "Merry Christmas." Instead
they said, "Sorry about the indictment."
President Bush is trying to put the best spin
he can on this eavesdropping scandal, like
he said the other day: "This proves we have a
government that listens to the people."
Dick Cheney has warned members of Congress
that the Patriot Act is set to expire in just ten
days. Not only that, but parts of Dick Cheney are
set to expire in ten days. CONAN O'BRIEN
Let's see what is going on with George W.
Bush. Do you know what the "W" stands for?"
Wiretap. -JAY LENO
Time has named former Presidents Bush and
Clinton the partners of the year. These two are
now so close they're thinking about making a
cowboy movie. DAVID LETTERMAN
Hillary Clinton visited President Bush last week
in the White House. She was there measuring
the drapes.- : .: -JAY'LENO
I was coming to work this morning, and they're
Splaying Christmas music on the radio, and they
were playing that song, "He knows when you've
'.been sleeping; he knows when you're awake,.
' ihe knows when you've been bad or good .:."
--So apparently Santa works for the National
Security Agency.: ; 'i, JAY LENO
Mayor Bloomberg estimates that over $7 million
was lost during the transit strike. But the Mayor
made up for itwhen he found $7 trillion in a pair
of old pants he put on. CONAN O'BRIEN
Dick Cheney made a surprise visit to Iraq last
weekend. He met with the Iraqi prime minister
who showed him his purple finger from the
election. Then Cheney showed the Iraqi minister
his purple fingers from bad circulation.
Living in troubling times
The year 2005 has come and
gone. At this time of the year, we
tend to become reflective about
Jerry Cox is a retired military officer
what has happened to us and what and writer with ar
the future holds. We are always issground i les in
certain about what has happened \
to us, but uncertain as \\ hat the future holds.
My mother died this year. She.had a massive brain
hemorrhage and died in her sleep. She was 95. She
lived a long Christian life. There is nothing good to
be said about dying, but my only solace is that she
didn't suffer. She went to sleep and never woke up.
The death of a parent reminds us of our own mortal-
ity. We are born: we live; we die.
Nevertheless. even with the death of a loved
one, we have much to be thankful for during the
Christmas and holiday season. Unlike thousands of
people along the Gulf Coast, we have a roof over
our head. It's not a merry Christmas for the many
people who lost their homes and belongings to the
hurricanes that ravaged the Gulf Coast during the
past couple of years. Will their lives ever return to
'noimai? Perhaps. but for most, not likely. When you
are poor, there is no water in the well.
: eOii of the great strengths of America is the Con-
stitutional Bill of Rights. Within the Rule of Law.
we have the right to say and do w\ whatever we \\ ish.
We have the right to privacy. We have the right to
be, secure ini our homes.
Now, we find out that President Bush is infringing
on our rights. Mr. Bush has approved wiretaps with-
out court-approved warrants. Mr. Bush says, "Trust
me; I'm protecting America from the terrorists."
I think that wiretapping suspected terrorists is a
good thing, but Mr. Bush ignored the secret court
n extensive back-
Sand foreign policy
town criers that
system that provides approval for
wiretapping telephones inside the
U.S. It appears that Mr. Bush has
violated the law.
The disconcerting thing about
all this is that Mir. Bush and all his
hit the television sho\\ s to defend
what appears to be Mr. Bush's illegal wiretap-
ping present the logic that the "end deserves the
I don't think so. The Rule of Law means nothing if
any or all, including Mr. Bush, choose to take the law
into their own hands. Dictatorship comes to mind.
In my view, the country is in a bit of a mess. It's
time for a national spring housecleaning. Mr. Bush
needs to figure out what to do about this Iraqi mess
and start taking care of the home front. Mr. Bush is
worrying about freedom for Iraqis \while there are
hurricane victimss living in tents in hlississippi. In
my view, Mr. Bush's priorities are misplaced. Are
we going to let America go to Hell in a hand basket
while we chase a fool's errand in the Middle East?
Hope not. '
My solution to the terrorist problem is twofold.
Continue to pursue a diplomatic solution-to the Is-
raeli and Palestinian confrontation. There has been
more failure than success in this area, but the U.S.
must continue to work the problem.
Diplomacy doesn't always w\ ork. as already noted,
so while working the diplomatic front, direct the
intelligence services to root out the terrorist. I be-
lieve that a coalition of national intelligence services
working together can do a job on terrorist leaders
and terrorist cells.
Fighting fire with fire is the answer.
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Main Street meeting to be held Jan. 9
Main Street Meeting
- Main Street Blountstown
meets on the first Monday
of. each month at noon (CT)
in the Calhoun Chamber of
Commerce building. The next
scheduled date is Jan. 9 due to
the New Year's holiday on Jan.
2. Guests are always welcome.
Please bring a brown bag lunch.
Tony Shoemake, Main Street
President, advises that the grant
application to renovate the old
M & B Railroad Depot was
submitted this month. A special
thank you is extended from the
Chamber to Tony Shoemake
and City Hall staff for helping
process this application.
Updating 2006 Calendar -
The Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce is updating the
Calhoun County Calendar of
Events for 2006. To have events
considered for the Calendar,
please contact the Chamber
at (850) 674-4519 or e-mail:
Land Use and Transportation
Issues Survey for Rural
Planning The Florida
Department of Transportation's
staff, in the Office of Policy
Planning, recently distributed
information about an online
survey, in which they seek
input from rural friends and
colleagues on Land Use and
Transportation Issues.for Rural
Areas: They specifically request:
that all representatives of rural
communities, and those who
serve or study them, participate
in this landmark study of issues
and best practices in rural
land use and transportation
planning. The study will be
published as a guidebook for
rural planners, .scheduled for
distribution in the fall of 2006.
For more information, visit the
project website at www.icma.
org, or call the principal
investigators at the following
numbers: Hannah Twaddell,
Renaissance Planning. Group
(434-296-3025); Dan Emerine,
Management Association (202-
To participate in this worthy
endeavor, go to the following
Web site and complete the
online survey before Jan. 15,
New Chamber Members -
The Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce welcomes the
following new members. Please
support your local Chamber
by doing business with these
Properties, LLC Business: Real
Estate Brokerage, Contacts:
Carla Peacock & Michael
Trickey at 16124 N.W. Hanna
Tower Rd., Altha, FL
Business: Makes All Types
of Wood Molding, Contacts:
Joseph Kelsey & Debra Patrick,
20239 SR 71 N., Blountstown,
Resolutions & Goals for the
Chamber of Commerce wishes
everyone a Happy, Christmas
Holiday, which will continue
into the New Year. We expect
a bright forecast for Calhoun
County's future and are already
planning events and means to
continue working cooperatively
with local businesses, local
Why does your child deserve special treatment?
government offices, and our
Some of our resolutions and
goals for the New Year are:
1. Moving the Chamber's
office into the old M & B
Railroad Depot and including
an M & B Railroad Museum,
once the grant application to
renovate the Depot is approved
(anticipated in May 2006) and
the work is completed.
.2. Continue to help with
Blountstown: new businesses
have moved in this past year,
and more are anticipated.
3. Continue to partner with
the Florida Trails Association
to promote eco-tourism for
4. Continue to partner with
such organizations as Workforce
Florida and Opportunity
Florida to promote worthwhile
projects and studies, such as the
Broadband Internet Initiative.
5. Plan the best Chamber
Annual Banquet ever!
- Tentatively scheduled for
February or March 2006.
6. Continue (and improve
on) the projects started through
our FLOW process with our
Chamber committees (and
chairpersons of each) for:
Sb' Increase 'Business'-
Participation (Mary Alday)
c. Make Calhoun County
a Tourist Destination (Tim
d. Market Calhoun County
Internally & Externally (Kenny
e. Inspire Pride & Enhance
Image( Bobby Clark)
f. Create Economic Pride
& Improve Capacity (Harry
g. Build Synergy (Vicki
Prayer band meets
The Liberty Community
Prayer Band will hold prayer
service Thursday, Dec. 29 at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at the home of Brother
and Sister Louie Beckwith.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
We welcomeyourchurch announcements
and remind you to be sure to include the
dayanddate as wells time andlocation of
each event. We also ask that you include
phone numberordirections to the church
to make it convenient for our readers.
The family of John G. Dykes
appreciates all the prayers,
visits, food, cards, phone calls
and flowers, during the"loss of
our loved one. .., .
A special thaiiks to Pea3 )
Funeral Home, the Sheriff's
department, Liberty County
Senior Citizens and Pastor
Thanks to family and friends
who share our loss. May Heavenly
Father bless each of you.
the family of John G. Dykes
There is a $4 charge fornotes of apprecia-
tion. We suggestyou mention theeventin
question when you write your thank-yous
since many of our readers may not know
what the note is referring to. In the case
ofa hospital stay, it's always nice to make
mention of it if the patient has returned
home and is doing well.
I by Ryan McDougald
THE WORD BECAME FLESH
Text: John 1:1-14
One very cold night, a farmer
looked outside to see a flock of birds
wandering in the snow. The snow was
covering the ground while the birds
fluttered around looking for shelter.
Knowing the birds would die in the
cold, the farmer went to rescue them.
He opened up his barn door and
tried to shoo the birds inside. No mat-
ter how hard he tried, he could not
chase the birds inside. Out of breath
and weary, he tried luring them with
food. Nothing worked, so he went
back to his house.
The farmer helplessly watched the
struggling birds at the window. He
thought, "If only I could mrik.e them
understand. If only I could become
one of them and lead. them into the
barn li' o.fct :
That is exactly what Jesus Christ
did for us. He was "in the beginning."
He was "with God." He "was God."
"All things were made by Him." "In
Him was life." Who else could exist
in eternity past? Who else could cre-
ate everything? Who else could be
life itself? Only God could. The God
of Creation, the Word, "was made
flesh, and dwelt among us."
The Sovereign Lord of the Uni-
verse had so much love and compas-
sion for us that He did not want us to
die an awful death in. Hell. He came
Himself in ihe p!-r ..h .I k-.A Christ
to show us the way to salvation.
Christ left all of the glories of
heaven, -humbled Himself, and be-
came "a little lower than the angels."
He was literally born in a barn and
slept in a feed trough. He was, "in
-all p.inri[ rnempied Ide as we are, yet
without sin." He took our sins upon
Himrnelf S., ye miehi be trgo en. He
suffered, bled, died, and rose again
so we might be saved. We celebrate
Christmas because He came.
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Parents should take some
responsibility for their kids i Happy New Year!
To the editor:
I feel it is necessary to respond
to Kaye Lan's letter in last week's
edition. First, you used God a lot
in your letter. If you would had
taken your child to church more,
maybe he or she would not had
gotten a felony charge.
Also, your child had an
opportunity just like everyone
else to be a good citizen and to
contribute to this community
instead of bringing it down with
his or her criminal activities.
The good people of this area
do not have to give your child
a job. There are a lot of good
(honest) people in the community
here that need a job who work to
support the community instead
of bringing it down. So why
do-you,,think,'that your child
deserves special treatment? ., .
Finally, you talk about sowing
bad seed. It looks like you sowed
one. Parents need to worry about
their own kids, raising them to
contribute to the community
instead of bringing it down.
When you plant good seeds in
the community you will reap a
good harvest, but a bad seed will
bring down the community and
put a stain on our community.
We encourage our readers to speak
up about public issues and invite you
to tell us whatyou think with a letterto
the editor. All letters must be signed
and include the writer's address.
We also require a phone number,
,which we do not publish but need
to verify the authorship of each suilb
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Thanks for making 2005 a special
b year for us. We look forward to
serving you in 2006.
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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Supervisor of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Bennett
(center) presents toys donated by GCEC employees to Tessa Garner (left) and Kristy Rebello
(right) of the Children's Home Society GCEC PHOTO
GCEC organizes toy drive to
benefit Children's Home Society
PANAMA CITY Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative re-
cently presented toys donated by
its employees to the Children's
:Home Society of Florida.
The toys donated by GCEC
will be distributed to underprivi-
leged children in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and
"We are happy to be able
to donate to this very worthy
cause," Gulf Coast Electric Su-
pervisor of Marketing and Mem-
ber Services Kristin Bennett
said. "These toys will provide
ANGELINA NOEL SKIPPER
Angelina Noel Skipper is celebrating her first birthday on Dec.
29. She is the daughter of David and Kim Buchanan Skipper
of Boydton, VA. She has one brother, Graipan and two sisters,
Isabella and Josfina. Her grandparents are Annie Buchanan of
Tallahassee, Clyde Buchanan of Grand Ridge and Tersy Skip-
per and the late Tony Skipper of Virginia Beach, VA. Angelina
is pictured with her cousin, Alexas Phillys of Tallahassee.
Marc Earnest kills first deer
Marc Earnest, the
son of Tommy and
the stepson of Christi
Earnest, killed his first
buck. He is very proud
I of his first kill. He enjoys
hunting and fishing with
his dad and his step-
brother, Brent. He said-
I I he really has buck fever
now! He also enjoys
picking on his younger
"i sisters; Ashley, Shelbi
II and, Emriily: ,
Christmas presents to children
who might not have otherwise
The Children's Home Society
of Florida is a nationally accred-
ited agency, making a difference
in the lives of 100,000 Florida
children and families each year.
CHS services are offered in more
than 204 locations by more than
1,900 staff members dedicated
to providing child-focused, fam-
Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
tive is part of the Touchstone En-
ergy national alliance of local,
-consumer-owned .electric co-
operatives providing high stan-
dards of service to customers
large and small. GCEC serves
approximately 19,300 consum-
ers in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jack-
son,. Walton and Washington
counties and in the municipali-
ties of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn
Haven, White City, Fountain and
announce final 0
wedding plans x
Penny and Robin Kent along
with Roger and Gretchen Welles
announce final wedding plans
for their children, Monica Susan
Kent and Noah Arthur Welles on
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at Mt.
Zion United Pentecostal Church
No local invitations are being
sent, however, all friends and
family are invited to attend.
Jessica L. Bontrager-
0" Love, Mom .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!
I had a birthday party. Most everybody
came. They danced and ate and had a
ball, but no one spoke My name.
They gave each other presents, as nice
as they could be. People came from far
and near, but not one mentioned Me.
The stores were filled with shoppers.
The restaurants crowded out. But no one
seemed to really know what the party was
They talked about a reindeer. I think Ru-
dolph was his name. Then someone men-
tioned "Jesus". And they hung their heads
You see, it was My birthday. They didn't
even know. That is why from heaven my
heart is grieving so.
I came to earth from heaven on that first
Christmas day Born in a lowly manger
from sin to show the way.
I died one day on Calvary, on a cruel Ro-
man cross, To save a world of sinners from
a life of awful loss.
When you next have a party, with pres-
ents, friends, and a tree, remember Me,
your Savior whose birth has set your free.
P.S. I am coming again soon.
Donald Arey Sr.
Do you have assurance of a personal sal-
vation? Will your eternity be in God's pres-
ence, praising Him? See I John 5:12-13.
You can know that you know.
In his service,
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New Years to come!
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Serving up better nutrition for students
by Sandy Miller Hays,
Agricultural Research Service
Ah, memories, memories...
do you remember your school
cafeteria? I certainly do; it was
hardly what you'd call a bea-
con of haute cuisine.
Of course, that was back in
the Dark Ages, and things have
gotten a lot better since then,
at least as far as offering the
students a variety of foods (our
only options were "eat this" or
"don't eat"). But are the choic-
es available today always good
ones? It depends on who's do-
ing the deciding, according to
nutrition studies funded by the
Agricultural Research Service.
I'm sure you've all heard
of the National School Lunch
Program, which dishes up lit-
erally billions of lunches every
year-to be precise, 4.8 billion
lunches in 100,000 schools na-
tionwide in fiscal year 2004.
And those lunches are nutri-
tious: The program ensures that
students are able to get daily
meals that provide a weekly
average of one-third or more of
the Recommended Dietary Al-
lowances for protein, iron, cal-
cium, and vitamins A and C.
But that may not be what
your youngster is choosing.
While there's a common per-
ception that the federal gov-
ernment keeps a tight rein on
which foods are offered in
schools, the fact is that the gov-
jeFW qjeah thm Aghg"ell
ernment's restrictions on foods
served outside the National
School Lunch Program are
actually very limited. During
mealtimes, the only.four class-
es of foods that are restricted
from being served are sodas,.
water ices, chewing gumn and
That leaves a lot of nutri-
tional territory for your child to
explore. For example, depend-
ing on your school district, the
foods that might be tempting
your child away from the nu-
tritious school lunch program
could include gigantic slices
of pizza and deep-fried foods.
Again depending on where
your child goes to school,
they might be able to "dine"
daily from \ending machines,
canteens, snack bars, or fund-
raising sales. (Ah, those big.
milk chocolate bars with al-
Maybe you're thinking, "It's
only lunch-does it really mat-
ter that much?" The answer,
according to the ARS scien-
tists, is a resounding "Yes." An
ARS study published in 2004
showed that kids who ate fast
food, compared, with kids who
didn't, ate more total calories,
drank less milk.-and ate less fi-
ber. fruit and non-starchy veg-
etables. And \"ith childhood
obesity and childhood diabetes
reaching epidemic proportions,
those facts should set off alarm
bells in any concerned parent
or grandparent's head.
"But my child knows what
to eat, and how to eat right,"
you're probably thinking.
Well... maybe. Nutritiionists
funded by ARS collected and
studied four lunch-food re-:
cords provided by nearly 600
students while they were in the
fourth and fifth grades. That,
study showed an important.
change when the kids hit fifth
grade and suddenly had access
to school snack bars. Suddenly,
they were consuming less fruits
and non-fried vegetables and
less milk than they had done in
the previous school year, when
they, had access-only to the
meals served through the Na-
tional School Lunch Program.
Those fifth-2raders also con-
sumed more sweetened bever-
ages and fried (read "high-fat")
vegetables after gaining access
to the school snack bar, which
became available to the stu-
dents in the second ear of the
The situation may be about
to improve, though. As part of
the 2004 Child Nutrition Re-
authorization Act, every local
school district that participates
in a USDA school meal pro-
gram must establish a "well-
ness police b3 the beginning
of the 2006-2007 school year.
Representatives of local educa-
tion agencies and school food
authorities will be, working
with parents, students. teach-
ers, school board represenfia-
tives,__ school administrators
and the public to de elop these
Among other things, these
policies must include setting
goals for nutrition edLcation.
physical activity and school-
based health activities that pro-
mote student wellness. They'll
also include local. nutrition
guidelines for all foods and
beverages made available on
This sounds like a prime
opportunity for you get to in-
volved, if you wish, in helping
make sure the students in your
school district hae healthy.
choices at lunchtime. After all,
these youngsters are our future
leaders-and what better in-
vestment could there be of your
time and energy than making
sure they grow up healthy and
up to the task?
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Driver's license & vehicle
The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver's license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the month of January on
the below-listed roads in Liberty County. The times and dates of
these checkpoints will vary depending upon weather, manpower and
Roads: SR 12, SR 20, SR 65, CR 267 and CR 67, Camel Lake
Road, Myers Ann Street, River Road, CR 67, CR 67-A, CR 379
(Hoecake Road), Joe Chason Road, Turkey Creek Road,. CR 270
(Martin Luther King Jr. Road), CR 2224 (Blue Springs Road), Free-
man Road, CR 1641 (Dempsey Barron Road), White Springs Road
and Pea Ridge Road.
Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective equip-
ment. troopers \\ ill concentrate their efforts on vehicles being oper-
ated with defects such as bad brakes, worn tires and other defective
equipment. Attention will also be directed to drivers\\ ho \ violate the
driver's license and/or vehicle insurance laws of Florida.
The patrol has found these checkpoints to be an effective means
,.pf-nforcing the equipment and dri' erl license la\\ of Florida while e
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Work begins Jan. 3 on Juniper Lake in Walton County
Anglers who like to fish Ju-
niper Lake in Walton County
will find moving around on the
sprawling lake a lot easier after
officials complete a snag-cut-
ting project this spring. Howev-
er, that's only part of the work
planned for the 665-acre fish
Bob Demauro, a fisheries
biologist with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), said the
FWC and Florida Department
of Environmental Protection's
Bureau of Invasive Plant Man-
agement have teamed up to
give fishermen better access
to portions of the stump-filled
lake near DeFuniak Springs.
Beginning Jan. 3, the first phase
of the Juniper Lake Restoration
Project gets under way when
officials drop the lake's water
level one foot, and a contractor
cuts snags well below the wa-
terline in a 100-foot wide swath
around the outside of the lake
and a number of 50-foot wide
Hondo Enterprises of DeFu-
niak Springs is the contractor
who will cut the snags.
Demauro said most man-
made lakes have plenty of open
areas, but Juniper Lake, which
was created in the 1960s by
damming Juniper Creek, im-
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pounded 665 acres of timbered
forest. While the snags and
trees above the waterline have
broken off over the years, snags
just below the waterline con-
tinue to hamper fishermen and
their boats. He said the cutting
operation will create approxi-
mately 120 acres of open wa-
The snag-cutting operation
is only part of the work. He
said a 7 9-foot drawdown is
in the works for Juniper Lake
for next fall. Before any draw-
down, however, Demauro said
there'll be a public meeting this
spring for FWC staff and area
residents to discuss plans and
ask questions. He said Marlin
Engineering of Tallahassee will
be working closely with the
FWC to coordinate the draw-
Demauro said the lake is
suffering from years of stable
water levels, a build-up of nui-
sance aquatic vegetation and an
accumulation of a muck-type
sediment on the lake bottom
which makes fish reproduction
"The result is sport fish popu-
lations have declined and fisher-
men are going elsewhere, which
is not what anyone wants," he
said. "Habitat degradation and
loss, are probably the greatest
threat to our lakes here in north-
west Florida, but projects like
this will go a long way toward
making them popular fresh\wa-
ter fishing destinations."
FWC fisheries managers invite anglers to summit
Anglers and others in-North-
west Florida who are inter-
ested in the future of Florida's
freshwater fisheries can attend
a meeting in Tallahassee Jan. 7
and offer their input.
The meeting, hosted by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC),
will take place 6:30 9 p.m.
at the Ramada Inn on North
Monroe Street. It is the fourth
in a series of freshwater fisher-
ies summits around the state to
strengthen Florida's reputation
as one of the best fishing desti-
nations in the United States.
The summits will bring
anglers and FWC biologists
together to help the agency
identify what fishermen are
concerned about and structure
management plans that will
Shave a major effect on the fu-
ture of Florida's freshwater
"In the past, the public gave
input and FWC staff imple-
mented a plan. In this new
process, organized stakeholder
groups partner with the agency
to develop and implement plans
jointly," said Dave McElveen,
FWC planning coordinator.
Following the Tallahassee
summit, the FWC will host ad-
ditional meetings in Lakeland
and Dania Beach.
The summits follow an on-
line survey the FWC conducted
recently to gauge what Florida's
freshwater anglers want and
how they feel about manage-
ment of the state's freshwater
Just over 1,500 people par-
ticipated in the online survey.
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2006 will be more excit-
ing than 2005. Here are
somethings I know about, I
will be at a different home
because I moved. I will be
11. I will be happy because I
will move one step forward,
we will bake a lot of cookies.
I'm excited because I will
eat them with milk, it will be
the first time being with my
To me 2006 will be much
more exciting and interest-
ing than 2005. This is why, I
will be 11 on Dec. 14. I think
I will be stronger and I will
have two pet goats, their
names are Lilly and Celia.
Also a puppy named Molly.
To me, 2006 will be one of
the best years ever.
One of my New Year Res-
olutions is improving in play-
ing piano. I want to improve
in my playing where I can
be able to play my songs in
church and entertain people.
My other New Years Resolu-
tions is that I'm going to try
going to bed on time. I want
to do this where I want be
tired for school. My last,.
but not least is I'm going
to start exercising where I
can do good in flex armhang,
pullups and the undifetible
mile run. These are my three
New Years Resolutions.
2006 might be better
than 2005 I think. In ways
2006 will be more sad be-
cause my dog Princess got
hit by a car in November.
I will miss her. But in ways
2006 will be much more en-
tertaining. I'm hoping to be
a cheerleader. I'm also going
to try to lose "some" of my
bad temper. I believe 2006
will be better than 2006.
There are many more in-
teresting things that are
going to be different, in
2006 than 2005. For one
example I will be 10 instead
of 9. I have a bird and he.
will be even more annoying
than he already is. I also
have a mixed breed of a pit
and a wroughtriler. She will
be over my waist. I'm in 4th
grade and next year I will
be in 5th.
How will 2006 be differ-
ent from 2005? 2006 will
be better than 2005. Be-
cause I will be 10. My 7pup-
pies will be 1-year-old and I
will have 9 pets sted of just
4. It will be soccer season.
I will also be in. fifth grade.
It will also be football sea-
son. I will also take Florida
Writes and FCA Talso. I will
take Trapacona spech. 2006
will be much funner than
2005. And boy can I wait!
This is how I think that
2006 will be different from
2006. I will be able to in-
vent stuff. And my mom will
probably trust me at call-
ing, my friends and surfing
the Web. And hopefully let
me play some kind of sport.
Like now in 2006 I can't call
friends or surf the Web.
And I can't play sports. And
2006 I'll be 10 instead of 9.
2006 will be better than
2005 because I will be 10 and even more people they
years old and then my broth- will have new cops, houses
er can't pick on me for hav- will look better. That's why
ing one, didget in my age. I I think 2006 will be better
can be a better cheerleader than 2005.
for Upward and maybe I can
try to tryout for Tigers.
Aelon R. Dykes
I think 2006 will be much
better than 2005. I will be
older than I was in 2005. I
can do more thanges. I can
use the phone by myself.
I think 2006 will be much
better than 2005 Because
I will be older and taller. I
will be in 5th grade. I will
be 11 instead of 10! I will
be smarter! and the city
will have more interest-
ing stuff! Like new awsom
games even better prices.
They will have a new presa-
dent and different vehicles
ADDITIONAL SAFETY PROCEDURES
ANNOUNCED FOR LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOLS
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
on 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.
*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 the 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 steps 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 we expect
to-make a-smooth transition, into'impleinmenting these add'dit6inal procedures.' '-
Think 2006 will be better
than 2005. Because I will be
11, I will move, my puppy will
be bigger, I will be in fifth
grade, football will come
again. I will be faster, I will
be taller, I will be better
at a lineman in football and
better at throwing, catching
and punting. I am ready for
2006. It is not far away and
in 2006 I will have another
birthday party. I can't wait
Ryan C. Flowers
How 2006 will be better
than 2005. I will be able to
do more things, also be bet-
Journal, my resolution for
someone else would be to-
stop throwing beer cans,
beer bottles, and beer
cartens on the side of the
road. It would be better to
throw it in a garbage can
so our envirement would be
more clean. Please next time
when you go to throw some-
thing on the side of the road
think of our envirement.
Finally I am going to be a
two diget number! I might
get a faster horse and I
might get to spend more
time with my mom and dad.
My family will have more
time to spend with each
other because my mom and
dad might get days off of
work and my sisters might
not have as much work to
do. My sisters might have
time to ride horses with me
and ride 4-weelers too.
2006 will be different
from 2005 because gas
prices could go up or down
and because my dog Angel
will have puppies. My kittens
will be cats aid my little sis-
ter will be in first grade and
will be less annoying. Plus I
will be more intelagent and
older. I will also be in fifth
Well I am likeing forward
to having a better year
next year. Because I want
to make better grades next
year in school.
I would like to make a
resolution for my 9 month
old brother, Every time he
sees me he comes crawling
to pull my hair. And I need
him to stop or I won't have
The New Year's Resolu-
tion I would like to make
for someone else is that the
people who sellkids that are
to young tobacco products.
Because it is against the
law. Another Resolution is
for people to stop throwing
cigrett butts on the ground.
Because that can start a
fire. Missy Newsome
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-j through Jan. 1 so that our
employees may have time to
celebrate the holidays with
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Little Emily Keene, above, needed some
help taking home a wrapped gift that was
just about as big as she is. Breanna Davis,
right, is wide-eyed as Santa presents her
with a gift at last week's Christmas for the
Children holiday event sponsored by the
Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
Kids braved the cold night to stand in line
for a chance to speak with Santa Claus
and pick up a special gift. Seven of the
cabins at the 4-H campground offered
different activities for the children to enjoy,
including a puppet show and a chance
to mix up several kinds of seed to make
reindeer food to leave out Dec. 24.
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Direct link to Florida reBuilds initiative offered to unemployed workers
Pareigis, Director of the Agency
for Workforce Innovation
announced that individuals
Compensation checks will be
offered specialized training
under the Florida rebuilds
Checks issued beginning Dec.
19 will include the statement:
"Training is now available
through the Florida reBuilds
initiative to teach workers skills
for construction related jobs.
training opportunities can be
found at www.employflorida.
com or by calling 1-866-FLA-
2345." In the first four business
days nearly 300 Floridians have
registered for the program.
Florida reBuilds, an initiative
to counter the growing shortage
of construction workers and
assist the state in the recovery
from devastating hurricanes,
was announced by Lt. Governor
Toni Jennings last week. The
program combines the resources
of the State's Workforce and
Education systems and will train
and recrmtrn workers through the
Emnplo\ Florida neti ork of One-
"Florida has a tremendously
strong job marker and an
economy that continues to
expand," said Susan Pareigis.
"With annual growth of 6.6%,
a number of opportunities exist
in the construction industry.
With the volume of growth
Florida is experiencing and the
need for recovery work created
by the recent hurricanes, we
feel it's important to offer this
opportunity to Florida workers
seeking a meaningful career."
The Agency forf'Workforce
Innovation recently completed
a Job Vacancy/Hiring Needs
survey of 50,000 Florida
employers. The survey was
conducted during the summer of
2005 and collected information
never before available at the
state level. The survey covered
currentjob vacancies, education
and experience 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
vacancies identified in the
Funded with $6 million in
existing 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
emphasis on the attainment of an
Training will be available for
trades such as roofing, masonry,
carpentry, concrete finishers,
plumbing, HVAC (heating,
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 arid
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
continuation of the program,
providing the funding necessary
to train an additional 6.000
Candidates for Florida
reBuilds will be registered and
enrolled through the Employ
Florida network of One-Stop
Centers and employers will use
the network to hire workers
at no cost. Training will be
designed and developed :by
the Florida Department of
Education in conjunction with
industry groups in the state.
Training will be conducted by
Florida's workforce system,
state universities, community
colleges, vocational technical
centers and independent
workforce training providers.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the lead state
workforce agency and directly
administers the state's Labor
Market Statistics program,
Early Learning and various
programs. The Office of Early
Learning, a division within
the agency provides oversight
of Florida's school readiness
programs and is the lead entity
for implementing the state's
policy and guidance in Florida
is provided by Workforce
Florida Inc. Workforce Florida
and the Agency for Workforce
Innovation are partners in the
Employ Florida network which
includes 24 Regional Workforce
Boards who deliver services
through nearly 100 One-Stop
Centers around the state.
Kinard Library Open House a success
from the Calhoun County Public Library
SOn Dec. 18, the Calhoun County Public Library held Open House
at the Kinard Park Library. This was in conjunction with Kinard
Volunteer Fire Department's (VFD) annual Christmas Party for the
Children at the Kinard Park Community Center.
Michelle Skipper read "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement
Moore and a variety of Christmas carols were sung. Santa Claus ar-
rived on a Kinard VFD fire truck to listen to the w ish lists of all the
children who attended. Each of the 31 children who attended were
given a new book and a candy cane courtesy of the library. In addi-
tion to the children, 32 adults attended. E\ ern one from the young to
the young at heart had a wonderful time.
All were invited to visit the library to check out books and videos
and to see the beautiful decorations. Man; of the decorations in the
room and on the tree were made by the children in the after school
study program from this year and last year.
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 28,2005
Florida Prepaid College Plan remains
fiscally strong at $6.5 billion in assets
the first two months of open
enrollment, the Florida Prepaid
College Plan, the largest plan
of its kind with more than 1
million contracts sold to date,
remains a popular choice with
Florida residents. Since open
enrollment began on Oct. 17,
2005, the Florida Prepaid
College Plan has sold more than
29,500 contracts, indicating that
the program remains financially
strong and continues to be a
sound and viable savings option
for Florida families.
The Prepaid College Plan,
which is managed by the
Florida Prepaid College Board,
continues to grow its assets
while securing its actuarial
reserve. As of June 30, 2005,
Florida Prepaid had total assets
of $6.5 billion, an 18.6 percent
increase from the previous
year. Additionally, the plan's
actuarial reserve of $530 million
is 31.2 percent greater than the
"Through a strong business
model, sound investment
strategy and counsel from
some of the brightest financial
minds in the state, the Florida
Prepaid College Plan remains
financially strong in an era of
market highs and lows," states
Ted Hoepner, Chairman of
the Florida Prepaid College
Board. "Our Board continues,
to watchdog our members'
investment to ensure that their
money isdoing what it was
intended to do bring hope, a
college education and a bright
future to a Florida child."
After the first two months of
open enrollment, the more than
29,500 new Florida Prepaid
tuition, local fee and dormitory
plans reflect .a 39 percent
increase over the same. period
last year. Signaling continued
interest in the program, more
than 180,000 visitors have
either accessed the program's
Web site or called the toll-free
line for information.
"The Florida Prepaid College
Plan is one of the best buys in
the country," says Chairman
Hoepner. "By making college
accessible and affordable
for every Florida family, our
state's economy, businesses
and communities will flourish
once the 750,000 children in
the program graduate college
and begin their professional
The Florida Prepaid College
Plan is financially guaranteed
by the State of Florida, so it is
a safe way to save. This year,
tuition plan prices start as low
as $24 a month for the two-year
community college plan and
$79 a month for the four-year
university plan. The prices
vary based on the type of plan
and the age of the child. Once
enrolled, the plan payments are
fixed and never increase.
When the child is ready for
college, the program covers
the actual cost at any Florida
public university or community
college, or the value of the plan
may be transferred to most
private colleges in Florida,
select technical schools and
most out-of-state colleges.
To qualify, the child or the
child's parent/guardian must
be a Florida resident. Anyone,
including parents, grandparents,
friends or even businesses, can
purchase a plan.
For the second consecutive
year, families can sign up
online at www.florida529plans.
com. Of the more than 29,500
new accounts, 75 percent were
opened online through the
program's Web site.
Enrollment for the Florida
Prepaid College Plan started
Oct. 17 and runs through
Jan. 31, 2006. The Florida
Prepaid College Plan is the
largest program of its kind in
the country, with more than
1 million plans sold. For
enrollment information, call 1-
800-552-GRAD (4723) or visit
Joseph Brinkley, pictured above, is helping William Hayes with his riding gear.
Fit To Ride: 4-H ATV Safety Day Camp
from Monica L. Brinkley,
UF/IFAS, Liberty County Extension
On Dec. 20, 53 youth from
Liberty and Jackson coun-
ties participated in a 4-H ATV
Safety Day Camp. 4-H Teen
Leaders from each county lead
the activities such as Swap the
Rule, Egg Drop. Fit to Ride,
The Control Game, Riding
Double is Double Trouble. and
If you would like for your
child to participate in the camp
you have another opportunity.
The camp is open to all youth,
ages 8-16 and will be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 8 a.m.'
to 2 p.m. (CT) at the Calhoun
County Extension Office. Dur-
ing this camp,-youth will learn
the safe way to have fun with
ATVs. At the end of the day,
they will receive their own
ATV helmet, carbineer com-
pass, rider handbook, and other
goodies. The registration fee is
To register, you can stop by
the Liberty County Extension
Office, located in the Veteran's
Memorial Park Civic Center in
Bristol. This program is made
possible by a grant fromthe
National 4-H Council, which is
sponsored in part by Honda.
For more information, con-
tact the Extension office at 643-
'Tragically, a'young Bay
County woman was killed
while riding an ATV recently.
ATVs are responsible for more
than 36,000 injuries and 100
deaths in children ages 8-16
each year. An ATV crash is 12
times more likely to kill a child
than a bicycle crash. The num-
ber of ATV related injuries per
year doubled between 1993
and 2001, and the injury and
death rates are highest among
riders under 16. Let's do our
part to prevent something like
this happening around here.
4-H is.open to all youth.
ages 8-18, regardless of gender.
race, color, ethnicity, national-
ity, creed, or disability. Persons
with disabilities should contact
the Extension Office at least 10
working days prior to the event
so that proper consideration can
be given to the request.
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Calhoun County 4-H members participated in a
Cookie Bake and Swap on Dec. 22. Each decorated
a cake, made homemade peanut butter cookies and
coated pretzels with white chocolate. Pictured are
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New Year's Eve Party ..
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V presented by Students and teachers share
New Year's Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in
the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence
among created things that the passage of another twelve
months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same
thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness
on other nights. -Hamilton Wright Mabie
We have much cause for celebration
this year, and we thank you for
playing a starring part in it.
Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy.
and prosperous new year.
closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.
r r Re
Hwy. 20, Bristol
their New Year's Resolutions
Saturday, Dec. 31
9:15 p.m. 12:15 a.m. (CT), CD's
$6 for ages 13-19 a away
W. T. Neal Civic Center. a every
Security will be enforced. t? :
B-TOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
TIGER BEAT EVENTS
Dec. 21 thru Jan. 5, 2006 Christmas Holidays
Dec. 27-30 Boys Basketball-Walton-Log Tourna-
ment, away, TBA
Jan. 3 Girls Basketball vs. Poplar Springs, home, 3
Jan. 5 Boys Basketball vs. Liberty County, away,
Jan. 6 Students return to school
Jan. 6 Girls Basketball vs. Altha, away, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 Boys Basketball vs. Altha, away, 4:30/6/7:30
NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
With the coming of each new
year, people reflect on the past
and think of things they could
do differently and set goals for
themselves. Some of the faculty
and students at BHS shared their
2006 New Year's Resolutions:
Nichole Tipton- "I want to
spend more quality time with
my friends before we gradu-
Mrs. Amanda McGhee- "I
want to find a name for my
Christian Smith-"l would
like to do well in football and
make another trip to state!"
Ashley Gates- "I want to
do my best and help the girls
basketball team at BHS to
win more games,"
Danny Wise- "I hope to give
more and take less."
Cory Cox- "I hope to follow
through with my new year's
Megan Sherrod. "I want
Jan. 7 Boys Basketball vs. Malone-A-11:00 A.M.
Jan. 10 Girls Basketball vs. Poplar Springs, away,
Jan. 10 Boys Basketball vs. Rutherford, away, 5:30/7
Jan. 18 Fourth Payment for Senior Trip Due
to start over and not dwell on
Kaitlin Peacock- "I hope to
be successful at everything I
put my mind to!"
Lindsay Register- "I want to
Casey Glass- "I want to
spend more time with my
friends and family."
Lindsay Miller- "I want to be
to learn better dance moves,
like the T-Rex."
Mr. Scott Bontrager- "I plan
to do whatever it takes to
make New Orleans better."
Adrianne White- "I plan to,
find my dream guy!"
Dianna Glaze- "I hope to
do well in the Miss Calhoun
County Contest and get
Chaz Johns- "I olan to learn
holiday burning Clark Purvis- "I hope to win to be a chess master."
TALLAHASSEE -Florida a state ring in something be- Kori Edewaard- "I want to
Agriculture Commissioner fore'I'm out of high school.", do well in school, have as
Charles H. Bronson is urging Holly Jeppson- '7"I want to much fun as possible, and win
Floridians to be cautious lose fifteen pounds and then a hot dog eating contest!"
when engaged in any type of be on Laguna Beach or any T.J Simmons- "I want to,
outdoor burning. The recent other MTV show!" obey my parents and stay out
outdoor burning. The recent ,,
cold temperatures have made Josh Lee-"I want to gain of trouble this year."
cold temperatures have made ,.- 11
frost-killed vegetation veryfifteen pounds and then own From everyone at
frost-killed vegetation very High Schooi,
dry and easy to burn meaning weightlifting this year!" Blountstown High School,
the potential for wildfires has Kristen Bracewell-'I plan Happy 2006!
"The last two hurricane
seasons have also left us with MrWr Y ER S
tons of debris including dead
trees and limbs that could be a -a
potential tinder box.for wildfire," SI O U j 1 T S.
Bronson said. from the students in
Outdoor burning of yard
trash is allowed in most Florida Jessica Bracewell's
counties, but there have been fourth grade class at
several changes to the outdoor
burning laws in recent months. W.R. Tolar School
It is no longer legal to burn
household paper products as yard
waste, and a few of the required / wish that my mom's back I will not copy other people
set back distances have changed. would get better because I and I will not kick on the other
The Florida Department love her. people and I will not call other
of Agriculture and Consumer Colby Godwin people stupid and you will be.
Services' Division of Forestry I will be myself to if you want
oversees all outdoor burning for My New Year's Resolution to be good.
the State of Florida. I will not tri to Bev the has Brandon Hall
"Homeowners who are unsure Dan, I will not snekager in, I
how to burn legally and safely will not steal. My New Year's Resolution
should contact the local office of Leon Banks people need to be nice to
the Florida Division of Forestry there friends, I wish people
or their nearest fire department," My New Year's Resolution would not crash into other
said Bronson. is I will stop fiting. people and stop fighting and
Since January 1, 2,161 Florida Cody Kirkpatrick hitting people. Christmas day
wildfires have burned 26,850 will be on Monday in 2006
acres. Eighty-nine percent My New Years Resolution Deneze Peterson
of these fires were caused by is I will not kiss a girl, I will
humans, including 32 percent not cusn and I will not call her My New Year's Resolution
that were attributable to escaped names. is I will be good.
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Hi, my name is Shawna
Terry. I wanted to tell you how
2006 be different from 2005.
It will be different because
I will be in fiveth grade and
gas will go higher. It will be a
new year. I will get older. The
Walkus Bank will be here.
In 2006, is something that
2005 and so on is something
that's different, because at
Christmas you get different
presents every year, and get-
ting the same thing is just not
clever. On Valentines Day you
get your cards with candy in
them and you give your own
cards with candy in them too.
Another thing, do you know
something else that will hap-
pen to you? You will grow a
The resolution I want is
to get a bigger bus because
sometimes when I get on in
the morning I have to sit with
the high schoolers. Next is to
see my sister Britteny and to
make sure she is OK. Finale.
and most important I don't
fvant to move to Orlando be-
cause I want to stay with my
I want to make a resolution
for myself is that I want to be a
better girl and that my friends
don't be mean to nobody
anymore and I want to have
a better life to. Why I want to
make a resolution for myself
is that I don't want my life to
be messed up like it is now
and why I want to have nice
friends is because the friends
that I have now are very mean
and now I want my friends to
not be mean I want them to
every nice and I would like
to have a better brother that
is not mean and that is not
bad anymore weather.
Now I hope you like what
resolution that I made for my-
self. Ricki Campbell
The person that I want to
make (a resolution) for is my
cosin Levi's brother Ethan.
And I want him to be nice to
me, my brother Raymend and
his brother Levi and to make
him bring his grades up to an
A and make him be good. And
that's my New Years Resolu-
tion for someone else.
It will be like 2005 but the
class schedule will change.
I will be good. Me, my mom
and dad will move probably. I
will miss my friends. I will be
nice and I will be 11 years old
and I will be in 5th grade.
How will 2006 be different
from 2005? I will have a new
sister named Megan. Another
reason 2006 will be different
from 2005 is I will be in 5th
grade with a new teacher. An-
other reason is I will be 10.
But I can't do what I want yet.
But each time I have a birth-
day I'm a year closer. One
more thing the 5 will turn to a
6. Kasey Kent
How will 2006 be different
from 2005? To me a lot of
stuff will be different. I will get
older and so will other people.
We will be in different grades.
Well that is if we pass. We will
be doing different stuff too.
Be nicer, make better
grades, pass 4th grade, be
10, be in 5th grade and have
more teachers. Why, because
it will be good for me and my
family and I could be more
thrilling and fun I can't wait.
And the ball drops. That's im-
portant. Melissa Rhoden
How will 2006 be different
from 2005 because the school
schedule will change. The
time will change in Bristol and
school. We will come back to
school in January the 20th.
Angel Silva Mendez-Rico
How 2006 will be differ-
ent from 2005 is I will be in Let me think how will
5th grade and we will also 2006 be different than 2005.
be changing classes. Here Well, first of all the date will
is something everybody will change. That's because ev-
turn one year older. It will ery year the one's place goes
Sbe, another before the New up a number. Also everyone
Years ball drops. At school will have there birthday once
the morning is most likely go- again. Everybody will be
ing to change. Well that is all happy then. I know I will be
I can think of right now, so I happy. There might be other
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and I am going to tell you how
2006 will be different from
.2005 lets go...
One day on Christmas eve
2005 at school we played
steal the biggest present
there and you keep. it if you
can keep it until the end of the
day. Then you can have it to
So in 2006 we played style
the snowmanand ifyour team
won you would win the game
and get a TV set with a satu-
lite for it too.
Hi, my name is Alex and I
am going to tell you how will
2006 be different from 2005.
What is different between
2006 and 2005 is that I will
have a bigger birthday and
I will be 11 years old. Then I
will have a better summer.
I want my mom to have a
new house and move by my
best friend Mia. And then I
can always go to her house..
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"- Q: What are flavonoids?
A: Flavonoids are a group
of natural substances found
in many fruits, vegetables, tea
and wine. These substances are
powerful antioxidants, which
means they can prevent damage
to our cells' DNA by stabilizing
highly reactive molecules knows
as "free radicals." This activity
reduces cancer risk. Researchers
believe that by preventing dam-
age to blood vessel walls and
keeping substances that carry
cholesterol in less damaging
forms, antioxidant flavonoids
also help protect against heart
disease. Now research has iden-
tified several other ways that
flavonoids may inhibit cancer
development, including slowing
down cell growth and reproduc-
tion. Despite all the benefits of
flavonoids, however, studies
don't suggest there is a need
for special supplements. In fact,
scientists say that high doses of
flavonoids from supplements
may be too much of a good thing
and could possibly harm your
health. If you eat the five to ten
servings of vegetables and fruits
each day as recommended by
health experts like the American
Institute for Cancer Research,
your flavonoid consumption will
easily fall within a healthy range.
Tea is another excellent way to
consume more flavonoids.
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be costly, but they aren't neces-
sary for successful weight loss.
The best way, which is also
inexpensive, to start managing
your weight is to reduce some
of the expensive foods you eat
that don't benefit you nutrition-
ally. For example, eliminate or
cut back on soft drinks and other
sweetened beverages. Teach
yourself to drink more water in-
stead. You may also be surprised
by the money and calories you
save by not buying impulse treats
when you go for coffee, grocer-
ies, or the newspaper. Another
smart, money-saving strategy is
to cook smaller amounts of food
for yourself and order smaller
servings in restaurants. Reduc-
ing your portions sizes will slim
your calorie intake and fatten
your pocketbook. Another reli-
able way to reduce your calorie
intake is to eat more low-calorie
foods, like vegetables, fruits,
whole grains and beans. By
choosing in-season produce,
buyingjust the amount you need,
and considering frozen produce
when it's less expensive than
fresh, you can purchase more
vegetables and fruits without
breaking your food budget. By
limiting meat, poultry and fish to
no more than one-third of your
plate, you will save more money,
cut calories and improve your
Q: If I'm not cooking a whole
turkey or roast, do I need to use
a meat thermometer?
A: Yes. Studies now show
that meat can look done before
it has reached a temperature high
enough to kill dangerous bacteria
that can cause serious illness.
The traditional large oven-safe"
thermometers that go in the
oven with your roast or bird are
still fine for these meats. But
for burgers, steaks, chops, and
chicken pieces, an "instant-read"
thermometer is best. Inexpensive
digital and dial styles of this type
of thermometer-are available at
discount department and grocery
stores. To be completely safe, the
different kinds of meat should
reach the following tempera-
ture readings: ground red meat,
160 degrees F; ground turkey
or chicken, 165 degrees; fresh
beef or lamb, 145 degrees (for
medium-rare; higher for medium
or well-done); fresh pork, 160
degrees; pre-cooked ham being
reheated 140 degrees; chicken or
turkey breast, 170 degrees; other
poultry parts or whole roasts,
180 degrees. A side benefit of
checking the temperature of meat
with a thermometer is that you
can keep your lean meats juicy,
rather than letting them become
overcooked and dried out.
Q: What healthy snacks don't
need to be refrigerated?
A: Since most of us have
trouble meeting the goal of five
to ten servings of fruits and veg-
etables each day, a fruit snack
is a great choice, and it doesn't
need to be refrigerated. You can
carry a piece of fresh fruit or a
container of grapes with you.
For more portable choices, look
for small packages of juice-
packed fruit and unsweetened
applesauce in the grocery store.
Some fruits, like oranges and
tangerines, can be kept in your
desk or locker for several days.
Raisins and other dried fruit can
be kept for much longer periods.
But pay attention to your portion
size of dried fruits, since their
concentrated calories add up
quickly. In addition to fruit, nuts
are another convenient, healthy
snack. They provide a good
amount of fiber and nutrients,
and their protein content helps
hold off hunger longer than many
other snacks. Watch your portion
size of nuts; however. They too
are concentrated in calories. An-
other healthy snack that doesn't
need to be refrigerated is a small
plastic bag or container with
whole-grain cereals or lowfat
The American Institute for
Cancer Research (AICR) offers
a Nutrition Hotline (1-800-843-
8114) 9 a.m. to 5p.m. ETMon-
day-Friday. This free service al-
lows you to ask questions about
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istered dietitian will return your
call, usually within 48 hours.
AICR is the only major cancer
charity focusing exclusively
on the link between diet, nutri-
tion and cancer. The Institute
provides education programs
that help millions ofAmericans
learn to make changes for lower
cancer risk. AICR also supports
innovative research in cancer
prevention and treatment at uni-
versities, hospitals and research
centers across the U.S. The In-
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million in funding for research
in diet, nutrition and cancer.
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College Educators recently collected dozens of toys for children in Mississippi who were
affected by Hurricane Katrina. Jason Kelly, WJHG-TV weatherman, is coordinating the
drive with help from Jason Davis, Marianna's WJHG bureau chief. Pictured from left,
are: Dr. Lou Cleveland, Gary Cook, Santine Cuccio, Carol Saunders, Richard Hinson,
Margie Williams and Brenda Alford. CHIPOLA PHOTO
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IJ~ision, of Consumer Servicesv
Science Fair project ideas for students
9j TALLAHASSEE Do you biocheinistry, botany, chemistry, economist and offers suggei
know a student who is looking .engineering, environmental to students oncourses to con
S for a science fair project idea? sciences, medicine and health, in high school and collel
The Florida Department of microbiology, and zoology, also provides an overvie
S Agricultiure and Consumer Ariong the dozens of tpic ideas the importance of-agricult
Services would like to help included on the web site are: Florida.
in the search by encouraging *How can animal pests be There's an added ince
students to consider a topic in genetically controlled? for students to consider
agriculture. *Why do salts build up in agricultural topic for
TheDepartmenthasdeveloped soils? How can this be avoided? science fair project. Br
"Planet Ag," a web site designed *Do different colors attract will present a $1,000 U
to assist middle and high school different kinds of pollinators? States Savings Bond to j
students in developing a science *Ho%\ many insects will a and senior division stu
fair topic and seeing the project common insect predator, such as whose- agricultural project
through to completion. The site a toad or a praying mantis, eat in selected as winners during
&w can be accessed at www.florida- one day? 51st Ainual State Scienci
Sagriculture.com/PlanetAg. Howis seed shape associated Engineering Fair of Flori
"A science fair project is a with seed dispersal? 2006.
great way to begin to learn about Integrating agriculture into The winners of the sa
agricultural science," Florida the science curriculum is a very bond at the 2005 science
Agriculture Commissioner important process. More and were Sravya R. Keiemai
Charles H. Bronson said. more rural areas are becoming Gainesville in the senior di
"Agricultural science is the urbanized and families are and Briana E. Lytton of i
science of growing plants, becoming further removed from inthe junior division. Kere
breeding animals, and producing their agricultural roots. Briingg analyzed transgenic citrus
food.It's an exciting field, and it's agriculture into the classroom tomato for cold tolerance
vital to the future of Florida and provides students with an Lytion studied the effects o
our nation. This web site allows opportunity to learn where on sugarcane growth.
students to begin to explore the their food comes from. It also The State Science
world of agricultural science allows them to move beyond Engineering Fair of Flori
and to start to think about the book learning and get hands-on a thee-day display of sc
many interesting questions and experience in science. project exhibits prepare
challenges a.sociaied with food "Associating science lessons a
aspiring scientists and engh
production." with 'real world' experiences in.grades 6 through 12
Planet Ag provides students like growing a garden or raising te. Th
throughout the state. The
with an explanation of the animals makes learning relevant i a
is administered by the F
scientific: method, the step-by- to students' lives," Bronson said. ie
Foundation for Future Scie
step process that will enable "Performance improves, and w o tes acti
which promotes acti
them to complete their science kids begin to think about career
that encourage young p
fair project. Students learn how ideas." that encourage young
to pursue careers in sci
to come up with a hypothesis, A visit to Planet Ag might be to pursue careers sc
':decide on a procedure for the the first step toward a career in engineering, and research.
experiment, record the results, agricultural science. The web The Florida epar
and come to a conclusion based site examines many interesting of Agriculture and Con,
on those results. career possibilities in agriculture Services is among nuni
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Hanging mistletoe over a
doorway during the Christmas
holidays has been a tradition
for centuries. Most of us know
mistletoe as the sprig of green
leaves and white berries at
Christmastime that bestows the
right to kiss the person under it.
But mistletoe is a real plant that
grows as a semi-parasite on trees.
Mistletoe is not like typical
plants which obtain support,
water and nutrients from the soil
in which they grow. Mistletoe
is a parasite on other plants. It
prefers to infest certain species
of trees. Along the Gulf Coast,
it is found mostly on laurel oak
and water oak, but can be found
on other trees.
Mistletoe is spread mainly by
birds. Its white berry is part of
many birds' diet. The seeds are
covered with a sticky substance
and as birds visit other trees
the berries are deposited on
limbs in their droppings. The
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of taller trees.
The seed germinates in much
the same way that typical plants
do, but the similarity ends
there. Mistletoe has a root-like
structure (called a haustoria) that
penetrates through young, thin
bark into the water and nutrient
carrying tissue of its host.
Mistletoe removes water,
minerals and nutrients from
the host and so staryes and
sometimes kills the portion of
the branch lying beyond the
point of infection. Healthy trees
can tolerate' a few mistletoe
branch infections, but individual
branches may be weakened
or sometimes killed. Heavily
infested trees may be reduced
in vigor, stunted, or even killed,
especially if they are stressed by
other problems such as drought
Mistletoe can be very difficult
to control because a portion of it
grows into its host tree's tissue.
Simply cutting the mistletoe out
of an infested tree each winter is
not ideal but is better than doing
nothing at all. Even though the
parasite will grow back, spread is
reduced because most mistletoe
must be several years old before
it can bloom and produce seed.
The most effective way to
control mistletoe and prevent its
spread is to prune out infected
branches, if possible, as soon
as the parasite appears. Using
thinning-type pruning cuts,
remove infected branches at
their point of origin or back to
large lateral branches. Infected
branches need to be cut at least
one foot below the point of
mistletoe attachment in order to
completely remove embedded
haustoria. Done properly, limb
removal for mistletoe control
can maintain or even improve
Severe heading (topping)
has been 'used to remove heavy
tree infestations: ho%\e'er, it
is not recommended because
such pruning weakens a tree's
structure aiid destroys its natural
form. In sonie cases it is best to
remove severely infested trees
entirely because they are usually
a source of mistletoe seed.
Locally, mistletoe infestations
are found to be most severe on
stressed trees and in areas where
one species seems to dominate.
Because mistletoe can be
difficult to control, it's best to
keep mistletoe from being a
problem in your landscape.
Think diversity when planting
trees. Avoid planting too many
of the same species in the same
general area. Protect established
trees by limiting activities within
the root zone. Filling, grading,
ditching and compaction can
severely stress trees and make
them susceptible to parasites.
And lastly, take care of the
problem early. Remove the first
clump of mistletoe seen, branch
and all. This might break the
cycle in your area and prevent
problems later. .. ..
gelatinous. coating acts like
a glue to bind the seed to the
limb until it germinates. Once
the seed is stuck or ledged, on
a tree branch, growth of a new
plant can begin. In most cases,
the heaviest infestation occurs
on larger or older trees because
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CHRISTOPHER DILLON LINTON
KINARD Christopher Dillon "Chris" Linton,
58, was called to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec.
16, 2005. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying the
outdoors with his family and friends as often as pos-
sible. He was a member of the Cypress Creek Baptist
Church in Kinard. He was a beloved husband, father
and grandfather. He was a kind and generous man
and was always available to lend a helpful hand to
those in need in his community.
He was preceded in death by his father, William
Dillon Linton; his mother, Miriam Linton Haley;
and his aunt, Gladys Beesley.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; one
daughter, Laura Fuder and her husband, Todd and
their son, Dillon of Panama City; Sylvia VanHorn
and her husband, John of Panama City; one niece,
Karan Morgan of Kinard; and stepfather, Jim Haley
His wish was to be cremated. A celebration of his
life was held on Friday, Dec. 23 at Cypress Creek
Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to ACS in loving memory of Chris. Expres-
sions of sympathy may be submitted and viewed at
our online obituary link at www. southerlandfamily.
Southerland Family Funeral Home in Panama
City was in charge of the arrangements.
WOODROW WILSON BUTLER
PANAMA CITY Woodrow Wilson Butler,
87, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 in
Panama City. He was born in Calhoun, County,
and was a retired mechanic and bus driver. He
was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S.
Survivors-include-his wife, Sybil Butler of
Panama City; five sons, Jimmy D. Butler and Earl
Butler, both of Eastpoint, Buddy Wayne Butler of
Apalachicola, Woodrow Butler Jr. and Samuel Lee
Butler, both of Panama City; 17 grandchildren and
Graveside services were held Saturday, Dec. 24,
2005 at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe with
Rev. Larry Well officiating.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
LOIS M. HERRING
MARIANNA Lois M. Herring, 91, passed
away Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at Jackson Hospital.
She, with her husband, moved to Jackson County
from Tampa in 1962. She loved
to fish in her pond.and visit with 'This is
company that stopped by.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Johnnie Herring;
her parents, Archie and Janie
Waters; her sisters, Eunice Waters
Griggs, Rhona Waters Parker and C
Ruth Waters Causey; her broth-
ers, Arivel Waters and Maurice
Survivors include two sisters, womel
Cecil Smith of Jacksonville and
Mildred Salvemini of Cilspon clothing
Forge, VA. She is also survived preow
by her beloved friend and care-
giver, Marci Shaw and her daugh-
ter Keegan Suggs.
Services were held Tuesday,
Dec. 27, 2005 at First Baptist
Church in Woodville with Rev.
James Demakowski officiating. ,
Interment followed in White '
Primitive Baptist Church Cem-
etery in Woodville.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha
was in charge of the arrange-
ments. .. I
MARY NELL SHELTON BAILEY
BLOUNTSTOWN Mary Nell Shelton
Bailey, 62, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2005
at her daughter's home in Youngstown. She was
born on June 22, 1943 and had lived in Calhoun
County most of her life. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Arthur Bailey Jr. and
his wife, Rhonda of Blountstown; three daughters,
Nina Bailey Cochran of Port St. Joe, Windy Ring
and her husband, Dennis of Youngstown and
Susan Hill of the Alliance Community; a sister,
Euphemia Palmer of Page Pond Community; her
long-time spouse, Arthur Bailey and his wife,
Kathy of Georgia; six grandchildren, John Messer,
'Rebecca Hill, Heather Bailey, Shane Bailey,
Christopher Cochran and Jacob Lee Herrell.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
RONALD LEE HALLFORD
ALTHA Ronald Lee Hallford, 28, passed
away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 in Panama City.
He was born in Port St. Joe and had lived in
Calhoun County since 1984. He was in the
towing and junk yard business and was of the
He was preceded in death by a brother,
Christopher Hallford; his maternal grandfather,
Leonard Henderson; and his paternal grandfather,
Survivors include his mother and father,
Rhonda and Roy Hallford of Altha; a son,
Jonathan Gardener of Marianna; two daughters,
Autumn Gale and Heaven Cheyenne Hallford
of Blountstown; one sister, Michele Ann
Hallford and her fiance, Steve of Altha; maternal
grandmother, Jessie Mullenax and his paternal
grandmother, Nelmer Hallford; special friends,
Lisa Burns and Jahna McDaniels.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 29 at Adams Funeral Home in
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec.
30, 2005 from Adams Funeral Home Chapel in
Blountstown. Interment will follow in Carver
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the
not your typical consignment store!"
n's and teen's
ig and accessories, new and
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4 Open Monday Saturday
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon
Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
Riding mower, 12 1/2 hp. Briggs
& Stratton. motor, 38 inch cut. Call
Portable generator, 3,500 watts,
brand new, $250. Call 643-4267.
Couch, green with pillows, paid
$800, asking-$150. Call 643-
4267. 12-28, 1-4
Climbing tree stand, $100 or best
offer. Call 674-6104. 12-28,1-4
Emachines flat monitor, 17
inches, comes with keyboard, two
speakers and two mouses, $65.
Call 674-6242. 12-28,.i-4
Cannon IP 1600 printer, new with
software, $40. Call 674-6242.
VCR's, two, $30 for both. Call 674-
Color TV, 13 inch with remote
control, in good shape, $25. Call
Lex Mark Z-705 printer with soft-
ware, $20. Call 674-6242.
Hewitt Packard scanner, Scan Jet
4100C, $20. Call 674-6242.
Sony digital camera, 4.1 mega
pixels in great condition. This is a
cyber-shot with 3x zoom with built
in flash, $175; Call 508-7084 in,
Bristol. \ 12-28,1-4
King size sheets, two sets, $10
per set; one brand new set of full
sized flannel sheets, $10; oneset 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 674-6172,
serious inquiries only please.
Ab Lounge, barely used, comes
with CD and DVD, $65. Call 643- -
Equipment trailer, 20 ft. with dual
axle, $575. Call 674-5501.
Dirt bike boots, brand new, still
in box, size 10, $100. Call 379-
Gateway computer, 228 GB,
520 MB ram, wireless keyboard
and mouse, 17-inch LCD monitor,
printer, three yearservice plan, less
than four months old, comes with
joystick, microphone and lots of
games, Ati Radeon graphic card,
$1,500. Cajl 762-2528.,
"' IZ. 1 1- l-'."-*.9 .
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
1992 Chrysler Fifth Av
loaded, all power, leather i
V6 engine, four door, extra
excellent condition, $2,500
offer. Call 762-3687.
Chrome rims, 20 inch, $5(
18 inch used tires, good co
$50. Call 643-3629.
1990 BMW Beamer, tw(
convertible, looks and runs
$2,000. Call 762-8459.
1966 Chevy pickup, fleets
wheel base, new motor anc
mission, $2,500. Call 762-E
2003 Ford Explorer XLT,-
miles, cloth interior, six C
change player, AM/FM c
electric windows, locks anc
keyless entry, $17,000. Ca
4220 or 643-8803 (cell).
1994 Geo Tracker, sta
transmission, 64,000 miles
conditioner, two-door, conv
$2,000. Call 762-8343.
1980 Chevy truck, 4WI
Chevrolet engine, new pain
and out, excellent condition,
or best offer. Call 643-5516
1989 Ford van, plus a lot c
for Christmas, used and ne
with purchase of the van
value, $1,800. Call 674-61
cated at 19677 S. W. Barfi
in Blountstown. 1
1984 Ford Escort, four c
diesel, 65,000 original mil
new tires, runs good, $90(
Saturn, four new tires, new
runs good, $2,000 negotiate
1975 Chevy truck, stepside
327 V8, four speed, three i
14 X 35 R 15 groundhog tire
X 10 hurricane rims, $2,500
offer. Call 674-9827 or 643
1998 Ford Expedition,
Bauer Edition, V8,4WD, six
changer, all leather. Call 64
after 7 p.m. 1
1996 Chevrolet 3500 duall
cab, diesel engine, 32,00(
like new, red in color, $14,0
2005 Ford F150, supercre
Ranch Edition, 4WD, 22,00
spray in bedliner, $33,00(
Ford Expedition, Eddie Bai
tion, DVD system, 60,000
quad seating, heating ar
.s.eats, Joaded, $.19,50Q-., C
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.
601 Ford tractor, $3,500; John
Deere 20/10, diesel, $4,000. Call
482-8778. 12-21, 12-28
or best Kennedy Craft, 15 ft., 70 hp.
Mercury, galvanized trailer, boat
needs minor repair, $650. Call 526-
00; four 1753. 12-28,1-4
edition, 12 ft. boat, older model with 9.5
12-28,1-4 Johnson and good trailer, $350.
o door Call 643-1288. 12-28,1-4
great, Pontoon boat, 115 Mercury mo-
12-28,1-4 tor and trailer, $3,500. Call- 482-
d trans- 1989 Pro-line, 21 ft., walk-about
3459. cuddy cabin, galvanized tandum-
12-28,1-4 axle trailer, all in good condition,
4 200 hp Johnson motor, $4,000. Call
45,000 674-7138 or 899-0269, leave mes-
sage. 11-23T. 12-28
12-28,1-4 Pit Carver, female, one yearold,
Free to good home; Mastiff and
andard white English bulldog mix, neutered,
; no air threeyears old, free to good home,
'ertible' preferable with fenced in yard. Call
2-21,12-28 643-4330. 12-28,1-4
S.4 Chihuahua puppies, six, ready to
inside 0 go, parents on premises, wormed,
$5,900 $200 each. Call 674-3011 or 643-
3i. 1964 (cell). 12-28,1-4
12-year-old paint mare, brown and
)f items white; 1/2 mustang, 1/2 Quarter
9w, free Horse gelding, asking $800 each.
1, $200 Call 762-9504. 12-21, 12-28
eld Rd. White English bulldog, 12 weeks
2-21, 12-28 old, solid white and big head, $150.
cylinder, Call 762-9676. 12-21, 12-28
0; 1996 *O "
American Pit bull terrier pup-
pies, CKC registered, first shots
and wormed, $300 each. Call 237-
8141. 12-21, 12-28
Border collie puppies, beautiful
markings, wormed and first shots,
$300 for males, $350 .for females.
Call 643-5582. 12-21, 12-28
Paint miniature ponies, three to
choose from, $300 each. Call 762-
Labrador puppies, black/brown,
four males and one female, free to
good home. Call 643-3550.
Donkey, $500. Call 674-8081.
Beautiful mix breed dog, Siberian
husky and Australian shepard, 10
months old, blue eyes, good with
other dogs and children, needs lots
of love and attention, free to the right
home. Call 643-9332 after 3 p.m.
AiC Pointer pups, German short-
haired, top dog at Westminster Dog
Show, available Dec. 20, $500 each,
taking deposits. Call 674-8888 or
Lost: Male Siberian husky, blue
eyes, black and white, over one
years old, big dog. Lost on Hwy.
274 past Shelton's Corner. Answer
to "Bandit". He could possibly be
around Walter Pots Rd. if found.
Call 762-3292. 12-28,1-4
Wanted: Purchase old coins and
paper money. Will pay top dollar.
Call 643-4631. 12-28, 1-4
Wanted: To buy used Gameboy
Advance and Playstation 2 games
at a reasonable price. Call 832-
9473. 12-21, 12-28
Furs: Buying quality.
bobcat, otter, beaver,
skunk & large racoon furs.
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"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete woir. Ir.k jrdCi pej
pressure :l-ar,jriri \ '
renovatii:n s. enili;
gutter, painting in.., l '
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FOR FREE ESTIMATES
Call 674-8092 UFN
Decks Pole Barns
SHouse Framing & Garages
SWood & Vinyl Siding -~
Tin Roofing_ 'W"ix
Bathroom Remodeling .
Mobile home lots
S1 room efficiency, utilities
included* 1,000 sq. ft.
c commercial building
1,2 & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
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Wishing everybody a
Happy New Year.
The auction is closed
for January, but will
reopen the first
Saturday in February.
Col. James W. Copeland
18098 NW County Rd. 12
AR12286 AU,0172f22 Em
10 to 1,000 acres,
(850) 544-5441 or
$275 BRAND NEW KING
PILLOWTOP SET Factory
sealed w/ warranty. Can
6 PC. BEDROOM SET -
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
PILLOWTOP SET New in
elastic 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-
CHAIR / LOVESEAT / SOFA -
$650 NEW Micro fiber
upholstery, hardwood frame &
warranty, unopened. 850-545-
DINING, A CHARMING NEW
oak table w/ in lay, ball & claw
feet, leaf, 2 arm chairs, 4 side
chairs, hutch/buffet. $4500
sug. list, sacrifice $1900. 850-
DINING ROOM Brand new
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.
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 orPontiacforparts. Will
pay $50, also 1984 1985 Pontiac
Firebird, might pay more if no orfew
parts are missing. Call 762-9305.
Buy sell, trade with an ad in the classified.
Wanted: Carpenter at reason-
able price. Call 674-6142, 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.
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, no charge for removal.
Call 762-8459. 1-28T. 3-1
Beautiful home, three bedroom, 2
1/2,bath on two acres of landscaped
property, two-car garage with added
carport, building on back of property,
large screened in back porch, great
buy at $119,999. Must see! Call
352-362-1693 for appointment.
Wooded land for sale, located in
Calhoun County, 18 acres, $15,000
per acre. Call 762-8243. 12-28,1-4
Land for sale, Hwy. 69-A road
frontage, parcel one, 19 acres (mol),
$129,000; parcel two, 19 acres
(mol), $89,000. Call Shalene at
52 Acres in Altha, $400,000 wil
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.
12-21 T. 1-11
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Floridians warned of new scam to steal cash & securities via password theft
Gallagher, Florida's chief
financial officer, warned
Floridians to protect themselves
from a new scam designed to
steal user names and passwords
to drain online investment
accounts. It is estimated that
up to $20 million in stocks,
securities and cash has been
stolen -nationwide with this
Those losses are expected
to increase dramatically as
the spread of high speed and
wireless connections makes
it easier for hackers to steal
personal computer identity
information to gain access to
online accounts. An estimated
$1.7 trillion is invested with
"The good news is that you can
protect yourself from becoming
a victim of these crooks," said
Gallagher, "but you have to be
proactive. The stakes are very
high because these thieves can
drain some accounts of hundreds
of thousands of dollars in a matter
of days." Gallagher added that
the key to stopping these scams
is-to install and update computer
security software. "In fact, many
brokers and firms are offering
free and discounted security
measures to their customers," he
Phony email promises business gain, delivers bank loss
General Charlie Crist issued
a consumer alert warning
Floridians of an email scam that
targets businesses. Crist said at
least one Florida bank has already
been affected by the scam, which
offers a business venture but in
reality compromises the security
of bank accounts.
The scam begins as an
email, sent from "manabu-
targeted business. The email
claims that an individual named
ManabuHamamot is looking for
to sell equipment. If the recipient
is interested, Hamamoto sends a
check for more than $40,000 to
cover the starting costs of the
The check is drawn on the
account of Caleb Haley & Co.
LLC, issued by the Apple Bank
for Savings in New York. Both
Caleb Haley & Co. and Apple
Bank are legitimate institutions,
but the check is a copy of one
stolen from the mail and altered
to be payable to the business
Hamamoto has targeted. The
check looks real, complete with
a watermark, but the account has
been closed and the check will
not be honored.
The target of the scam is
instructed to deposit the check
into its bank account and
immediately let Hamamoto
know so he can transfer funds to
the equipment sellers, one of the
duties the business supposedly
must perform as a manufacturer's
representative. Even though
the checks are fraudulent, some
banks have accepted them,
providing a possible opening for
Hamamoto to transfer funds out
of business accounts.
"This is yet another example
of a clever con artist targeting
law-abiding citizens," said Crist.
"Floridians shouldremember that
legitimate business opportunities
do not just show up in their
email inbox they result from
hard work.and careful planning.
It is important to remember that
in this email age, promises from
strangers should be viewed as a
potentially devastating scam."
Floridians who have received
com are advised to contact the
Attorney General's Office at 1-
7226) or file a compliant online
Computer crooks reportedly
key into online accounts by
using a key-logging program
or a virus. If they hack into an
account they can sell some or all
of the securities .contained in the
account and direct the brokerage
to move cash into an account
opened under the same name.
The cash can then be moved
to an offshore account that is
difficult to trace. Gallagher said
Floridians can shield themselves
and their portfolios from these
types of computer crimes by:
*Installing anti-virus software,
spyware and firewalls to their
PCs and wireless routers. They
should ask their brokerages
if they provide any of these
*Using a password-protected
wireless network connection.
frequently and making them
tough to crack; never autosave
*Not responding to e-mails
that ask the user to verify account
*Only accessing accounts
from their own PCs never from
*Avoiding free downloads
and music thieves often plant
spyware and viruses on these
Floridians should call their
brokers immediately if they
think they may be victims of this
crime and call the Department
of Financial Services' consumer
service hotline at 1-800-342-
As a statewide elected officer of
the Florida Cabinet, ChiefFinancial
Officer Tom Gallagher oversees the
Department of Financial Services,
a multi-division state agency
responsible for management of
state funds and unclaimed property,
assisting consumers who request
information and help related to
financial services, and investigating
financial fraud. Gallagher also
serves as the State Fire Marshal.
An Irish cow, Big Bertha,
lived to the record age of 48
-before her death in 1993. In
addition, she gave birth to
a record 39 calves.
DECEMBER 28,2005 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27 .
Hounded by collection agents? Know your rights under Florida law
by Lawrence J. Marraffino,
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
'Tis the season for credit
card debt. If you are getting
calls from collection agents
at all hours of the day or night
and on weekends, you should
know that federal and state
laws prohibit collection agents
from using these practices. Your
rights are protected under the
Fair Debt Collections Practices
Act (FDCPA). Congress passed
this law to provide standards by
which debt collection companies
can operate and not interfere
-with the lives of the people from
whom they are attempting to
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Basically, -any action by a
creditor that would be deemed
"harassing" is a violation of the
law. This includes repeated phone
calls, calls after 8 p.m., calls on
Sunday and calls to your place of
employment. You also have the
right to tell a creditor that he or
she may not call you anymore.
Once notified, creditors may no
longer call you anywhere or they
are in violation of the FDCPA.
Submit this request in writing
by certified mail and request a
return receipt. The downside to
using this tactic is the creditor
may decide at that point to file a
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Interim Healthcare has an
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Life Management Center
ADULT CASE MANAGER
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 lif insurance, paid holidays, personal leave, 401 (a)
retirement plan. Pre-employment drug and background
screening required. .
Apply to: Life Management Center
ATTN: D. Summers, 16869 NE Pear Street,
Blountstown. FL 32424, Fax (850) 674-8790 or.
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lawsuit against you.
Creditors do not have the right
to harass you into paying. These
are a few of the common lies told
by collection companies:
1. If you don't pay, you will
lose your house. In most cases,
Article X, Section 4 of the Florida
Constitution protects your home
as -homestead property with
no limits on value. Exceptions
include your mortgage company,
condominium and homeowners
associations. Limitations apply
to the amounts of land you can
have: You can protect up to
one-half acre if you live within
the city limits of a municipality
and up to 160 acres if you live
outside city limits.
2. If you don't pay, you will
lose your belongings and car,
Florida law allows individuals
to protect up to $1,000 of
personal property (usually
figured at garage sale values)
and up to $1,000 of equity' in a,
car. However, if you took out a
loan to buy your car that lender
for certain water users whose wi
.drawals pose minimal impact 10 wal
resources, expedite the remediallon
contaminated ground waler. descnl
reservations and clarify the rule thrbu'
the addition of definitions.
Acopy ot te proposed rule language can I
obtained by coniacling Ms. Tern Peterson
(850) 539-5999 orTern.Peterson @ nwtwm
One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2,
S Blountstowr, Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are avail-
able: Supervisor'Food Service,
Delivery Driver, Bookkeeper,
Dairj Worker, Crew Mem-
ber. Fast Food, Dredge Op-
erator, Nursery Worker, Janito-
rial, Truck DriverHeavy, Food
Fax your JOB MARKET advertise-
ments to us at 643-3334, or e-mail
to: thejournal,'' gtcom.net
D R-1 WE R.
S Dedicated Lane
3 immediate openings
has the right to repossess the
3. If you don't pay we will
garnish your wages. If you are
a head of household "a person
providing more than half of the
support of another person" your
wages are completely exempt
from a garnishment. If a creditor
does garnish your wages, you
must claim your exemption
within the time limits specified
in the writ of garnishment, and
the court will schedule hearing
within a short period of time.
You will need to prove to the
cdurt that your wages are used
to pay for the living expenses
of another person living in your
home. Exceptions to this rule are
student loans and the IRS.
4. If you don't pay you.will
go to jail. You cannot go to jail
for debt in the United States.
Again, the IRS is an exception.
One key fact collection agents
generally omit from their calls
is that all of the above remedies
assume the have already filed a
NO I ICE FOR BID
CALHOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
is seeking bids for Ihe building speciica.
lions for 40x72 warehouse lor the Calnoun
County School Board.
. Width -40'
2 Length' 72'
:a Height -12'
-Roi type -Max Rib, 29 gauge,
*Wall type -.Max Rib 29 gauge,
SCustom trim Post frame, 26
*Chain drive roll up doors 14'
lawsuit against you and obtained
a judgment. You will know if
you have been sued because
Florida law requires that you
get actual notice of any lawsuits
filed against you.
Knowing your rights can save
you from undue harassment at
the hands of debt collectors. If
you find yourself in a situation
where your debt is. more than
you can hope to pay, consult an
attorney about the relief a\ ailable
to consumers under Florida's
Lawrence J. Marraffino
is a- Board -Certified Civl
Trial Lawyer. in Gainesville .
Certification: is the highest
level of recognition by The
Florida Bar of the competency
and experience of attoneys in
the -areas of law approved for
certification 'by the Supreme
Court of Florida. Mr. Marraffino
also is an adjunct professor at
the Universiny of Florida Levin
College of Law.
width, 10' height, white color, two
;Walkthru 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-
*Wind code "FBCode" wind speed -
120 mph code classification; closed
*Collateral load (psf) --3
*Pressure treated bottom plates
*2x6 stud wall framing
*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
*Concrele 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
*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 the right to refuse any and
all bids concerning this project.
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MARIA K. THOMAS, D.O.
i' no longer affiliated with
the Liberty and Calhoun
County Health Depart-'
ments. Patients requiring
further care or needing
copies of their record
Liberty Co. Health Dept.
12832 NW Central Ave.
P.O. Box 489
Bristol, FL 32321
Phone: (850) 643-2415:
Calhoun Co. Health Dept.
1961.1 SR.20 West
Blountstown, FL 32324.
Phone: ,(850) 674-5645
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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 28,2005
Floridians in hurricane-impacted areas urged to take advantage of special tax relief
TALLAHASSEE With the
end of the 2005 tax season fast
approaching, Tom Gallagher,
Florida's chief financial officer,
encouraged Floridians impacted
by this year's hurricanes to take
advantage of tax and time relief
"Many hurricane victims are
still struggling to repair their
homes and rebuild their lives,"
said Gallagher. "We want to get
the word out that Floridians who
were impacted by, or helped
victims of, the 2005 storms may
qualify for tax savings or obtain
extensions for reporting and
SThe Katrina Emergency Relief
Act, effective Sept. 23, 2005,
postpones deadlines for storm
victims to perform many time-
sensitive acts until Feb. 28, 2006.
These include filing quarterly
federal employment and excise
tax returns, corporate estimated
tax payments and individual
estimated tax payments due to the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Both individuals and
businesses can also qualify
for certain tax deductions if
they've suffered losses resulting
from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita
or Wilma. Floridians who
helped or housed evacuees from
hurricanes may also qualify for
Gallagher said that Floridians
may be able to lower their federal
taxes by claiming hurricane
property losses not covered
by insurance. This is allowed
S for damage caused by sudden,
unexpected or unusual events
such as hurricanes. Victims
living in the federally-declared
disaster areas can claim these
losses on last year's taxes by
filing an amendment to their
Taxpayers in the entire state of
Florida will be eligible for relief
if they identify themselves as
affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The Hurricane Wilma
Emergency ReliefAct is awaiting
the President's signature.. Upon
the act being signed, taxpayers
who identify themselves as
victims of Hurricane Wilma will
be eligible for relief if they live
in the following 20 counties:
Brevard, Broward, Charlotte,
Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry, Highlands, Indian
River, Lee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee,
Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, St.
Lucie and Sarasota. The IRS has
requested that any envelopes or
correspondence that are subject
to these extended deadlines
should have either Hurricane
Wilma or Hurricane Katrina
printed in red on the top of the
envelope or tax form to identify
them as coming from a hurricane
victim. The IRS has set up a
special help line for hurricane
victims at (866) 562-5227.
Gallagher said that tax
breaks are also available for
good Samaritans who took in
homeless Katrina,victims for at
S...4. 'least 60 days,',ou cain t'aea" ar
extra $500 exemption for each
of your guests, up to a maximum
The Florida Department of
Revenue (DOR) announceditwill
work with filers and companies
in areas designated as federally
declared disaster areas to extend
filing and payment deadlines on
a case-by-case basis. DOR can
be contacted at 800-352-3671
between 8 a.m. and 7 p,m. Links
to websites with information on
all of these issues can be found
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