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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Creation Date: January 4, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
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Altha resident

killed in single-

vehicle accident

early Monday
by Teresa Eubanks,
Journal Editor
SAn Altha man was
.gg killed early Monday
morning after losing
-control of his 2002
Chevrolet SUV while
traveling north on
County Road 69A.
Tony Martin Maloy According to a re-
port from the Florida Highway Patrol,
Tony Martin Maloy, 35, went onto the
west shoulder of the road and collided
with a culvert around 12 a.m.
When the vehicle started to roll over
onto the driver's side, Maloy who was
not wearing a seatbelt was ejected out
of the driver's side window.
The vehicle came to rest on the west
shoulder of the road, facing north, about
4.5 miles north of Blountstown.
The fatal wreck is being investigated
by FHP Cpl. R.F. Bailey.
Maloy's vehicle, shown below, came
to rest upright after rolling over and


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A string of buildings that have lined Central Avenue ~ continued on, mowing down boards and bricks to
in Blountstown for many years are now just a memory clear the way for a new business. Wakulla Bank is
after a demolition crew began their work last week. scheduled to begin construction sometime after the
The largest of the buildings the old Piggly Wiggly site is cleared.
grocery store site was torn down first and the crew JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO

Tornado leaves damage at Sumatra residence

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The Florida-Iowa game may have been
on T.V. but all the action was in Donald
Varnes' yard after he and his brother,
Bruce, sat down to watch football Mon-
day in Sumatra.
Following a morning of thunderstorms,
a tornado came over Varnes' single-wide
mobile home on Eighth Street around
12:45 p.m.
"The trailer started shaking like it was
trying to float away. The next thing I
know, we're rocking and rolling," said
Varnes, who moved to Sumatra just two
months ago.
"I looked out and everything was
flying through the sky." Varnes said he
heard "what sounded like a train head-
ing straight to me" as the tornado passed
He described the event as "about 25
seconds of near 'bout hell" and added, "I

s ..

Skirting and siding was ripped from Donald Varnes' trailer Monday. A camper trailer is
shown on its side (far right) after it slammed into an SUV BETH EUBANKS PHOTO

felt like I was in the Wizard of Oz." He
said being in the trailer was like riding a
seesaw as the fierce winds sent the fragile
structure bobbing back and forth.
"It came close but I don't think it actu-
ally touched-down," said Rhonda Lewis,
Liberty County Emergency Management

Director. "The tornado was close enough
to cause a lot of damage," she added.
Tornado watches had been issued that
morning, she said, and her office had con-
tacted several businesses and residences
in areas thought to be threatened by the
severe weather: TheVarnes brothers were

not contacted but they had been keeping
up with weather reports and knew they
could be in for a bit of rough wind.
Varnes said they went out to take stock
of his property "after the walls quit shak-
ing and the windows quit busting." He
noted that if the trailer hadn't been tied
down, "we'd-have been floating in the
The high winds picked up Varnes'
camper trailer and dropped it on it
brother's hunting truck. A carport shed
was blown out into the woods nearby. A
large tripod antenna bent over the mobile
home, causing it to bust out a window.
Siding was ripped from the trailer and
some of the roof was torn off.
For the most part, his home is still
intact. "I patched the holes on top of the
roof with duct tape and I'm waiting for the
insurance guys to come by," Varnes said.

Community board looking for way to keep hospital open

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Twenty-three people gathered
Tuesday to find a way to pump
new life and- money into
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.
Laddie Williams, who serves
as chairman of the community
board that oversees the hospital
in Blountstown, summed it up in
five words: "We're faced with a

DasSee, the company that has
been running the hospital for
the past few years has agreed
to hand the facility over to the
county after announcing they
couldn't make the last payroll.
To buy time to work out a solu-
tion to revive the ailing facil-
ity, the hospital board loaned
DasSee $100,000 to keep the
hospital open another two weeks

while a feasibility study is being
Tuesday, the man hired to do
that study, David Berk of Rural
Health Financial Services, Inc.,
told the group, "I've looked
at the numbers and there's no
reason this hospital can't be
Those meeting at the hospi-
tal Tuesday included Calhoun

County Clerk oft ourt Kuth
Attaway, Liberty County Clerk
of Court Robert Hill, Liberty
County Commissioner L.B.
Arnold, Blountstown Mayor
R.W. Deason and representa-
tives from Parthenon Healthcare,
Blountstown Health and Rehab
Center, Tallahassee Memo-
rial Hospital and Tallahassee
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Hospital board members Laddie Williams and Marilyn Russell, along with hospitalboard attorney
David House, discuss the facility's future. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS

H 0 S P I T A L coninused ~from thronte pagle

rial Hospital Family Medicine.
Also present was Rep. Marti
Coley, who was born in the hos-
pital. "You have my full com-
mitment to help any way I can,"
she said.
Williams told the group that
with the proper support and
management, not only could they
keep the hospital open but, within
five years, "We envision a new
facility on thesegrounds,"
He said it cost more now to
operate the 46-year-old facility
than it would a new one. "The
need is here for the services,"
'Williams said. "The thing is to
figure out how to provide those

"This hospital is a whole lot
better off than most of the hos-
pitals I've worked with," Burke
said. "There's no question in my
mind this can work."
He said he has developed a
budget with which the hospital
can be "reasonably profitable,"
but. sid it shouldn't be atthe.
expeiiheof the hosphal staff. :He
said many staff members were
making minimum wage and re-

ceiving no benefits.
The hospital currently has a
daily net revenue of $14,000. It
cost $12,500 to run the facility,
he said.
"If this hospital were closed
and had to start again from
scratch, it would probably take
about $3 million cash to start
up again," he said. The cost
would be about half that to
*keep it going as it is now, he
It was pointed out that under
the critical access program,
there are a lot of opportuni-
ties to replace the hospital.
There are programs, including
Medicare, that will participate
in helping the hospital replace
its assets through the xvwa the\
reimburse the hospital.
"Here we have almost ev-
erything in place but with a
whole lot of individual play-
ers...and no one playing to-
gether," Berk said. -
One solution discussed was
having the community estab-
lish a $1 million line of credit i
in addition to the funding .
offered through the, hospital

board to get things started.
The board will be meeting with
other community representatives
through the week in hopes of
finding a way to keep health care
options available in t area

Dec. 26: Bruce Lee Allen, VOP (state).
Dec. 27: Nichole Revis, possession of methamphetamine, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia less than 20 grams; Screven Griffis, posses-
sion of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of marijuana, resisting without violence.
Dec. 28: Alexis Arichabala, holding for Gulf Cl.
Dec. 29: Gregory Alday Jr., lewd and lascivious acts on child under
the age of 16, battery, resisting without violence; Karnell Simmons, driv-
ing while license suspended or revoked (habitual), racing on highway,
reckless driving, violation of conditional release; Horace Holmes, VOP
(state); Susan Johnson, issue bad checks; John McLeroy Jr., posses-
sion of firearm by convicted felon.
Dec. 30: Ethan Fowler, VOP (county); Alex Jackson, driving while
license suspended or revoked; Rollin Austin, DUI.
Dec. 31: Seneca Addison, driving while license suspended or revoked
with knowledge; Lorene Koonce, DUI, driving while license suspended
or revoked (habitual), felony; Isaiah Jenkins, DUI (refusal).
Dec. 26: Stephen Dawson, serving six months.
Dec. 28: Nichole Elizabeth Revis, holding for CCSO; Victor Ojeda,
no valid driver's license.
Dec. 29: Ismael Cortez Carrizal, no valid driver's license.
Dec. 30: Alan Levern Ackerman, Liberty Co. driving while license
suspended or revoked, holding for Leon Co.; Susan Lynn Johnson,
holding for CCSO; Gregory Lawson, DUI and open container; Reginald
Lee Braggs, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of
less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of paraphernalia; Quinton
Maurice Atkins, possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell.
Jan. 1: Joseph H. Ritter, DUI, two counts of passing worthless bank
Listingsinclude name followedbychargeandidentification ofarrestingagency. Thenamesabove represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Police Dept.
Dec. 26, 2005
thru Jan. 1, 2006

Citations issued:
Accidents............. 06 Traffic Citations..................09
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....53
Business alarms....03 Residential alarms..........01
Complaints......................................................... 138

Rep. Marti Coley listens ,tTuesday'-discussion. ; ,


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Driver arrested for DUI, passengers

charged with cocaine possession

They may have started the
night riding around but they
ended it sitting in jail after a.
traffic stop for loud music led.
to the arrest of two men on
cocaine charges Friday night
in Bristol, according to a re-
port from the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department.
Liberty County Deputy Tim-
othy Patridge was patrolling
along County Road 12 South
and State Road 20 when he
noticed a car drive through
a convenience store parking
lot with the radio playing ex-
tremely loud around 7 p.m.
When he stopped the car to
talk with the driver, Gregory
Lamar Lawson, the deputy
noticed the odor of alcohol.

When asked it he had been
drinking, Lawson said he had
consumed a quart of beer.
After failing a roadside so-
briety test, Lawson, 25, of
Stone Mountain, GA., was
taken into custody on a DUI
charge. He was also charged
with having an open container
of alcohol.
The deputy asked Law-
son's passenger, Reginald Lee
Braggs, 39, of Tampa, if he had
any weapons and was 'given a
knife. Lawson then searched
Braggs and found a crack
pipe in his pocket along with
a purple bag that held several
small bags of what appeared to
be powder cocaine, along with
another bag that appeared to

contain marijuana.
Braggs was charged with
possession of cocaine with in-
tent to sell, possession of less
than 20 grams of cannabis and
possession of paraphernalia.
As the deputy began talking
with the back seat passenger,
identified as Quinton Maurice
Atkins, 20, of Chattahoochee,
he spotted a small pill bottle on
the floor between his feet. The
bottle, which was in plain view,
appeared to have several pieces
of crack cocaine inside, accord-
ing to the deputy's report.
Atkins was taken into cus-
tody. He later gave a statement
that the cocaine was his. He was
charged with possession of crack
cocaine with intent to sell.

DOH begins 2006 with state-Wide

expansion of newborn screening

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January 9, 2006, the Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
will begin a new statewide ex-
pansion of newborn screening
at no cost. Routine tests screen
for 34 disorders, a dramatic
increase from the previous
seven. Included in the list of
:newly screened maladies a re
genetic, metabolic and hemo-
globinopathic disorders.
"Today marks the beginning
of the New Year for all Flo-
ridians, and the start of a new
day in infant healthcare in our
state," said Secretary of Health
M. Rony Francois, M.D.,
M.S.P.H., Ph.D.
"We have not only met, but
exceeded the national standards
in newborn screening. The in-
formation from these tests pro-

vides opportunity for earlier
detection as well as healthier,
longer lives for newborn chil-
dren throughout Florida."
Technological advances and
development of tandem mass
spectrometry have made this
improvement possible. Even
though the disorders tested are
considered rare, screening will
allow new parents to plan and
evaluate treatment options.
In Florida, the expanded
screening has been in place
throughout 2005 in select Re-
gional Perinatal Intensive Care
Centers (RPICC) that care for,
infants with the highest risk of
disease or difficult birth.
Sick newborns from rural
areas are often transferred to
RPICC hospitals, allowing the
nearly yearlong pilot expan-

sion to identify and treat sev-
eral infants with rare genetic
DOH promotes and protects
the health and safety of all peo-
ple in Florida through the de-
livery of quality public health
services and the promotion of
health care standards.
For more information,
please visit the DOH Web site
at www.doh.state.fl.us.
For additional information
on the newborn screening pro-
gram please visit the Depart-
ment's site at www.doh.state.
For a complete list of the dis-
orders included in the screen-
ing visit http://www.doh.state.

L Spring registration set at Chipola

MARIANNA Registration
for the Spring Semester at
Chipola College is Jan. 4 for
new and returning students.
Classes begin Jan. 5.
Chipola's open-door policy
allows any student with a high
school diploma to enroll after
completing an application and
providing high school or college
Chipola offers college
credit courses during the day

and evening, and also online
and through independent
study. The college awards the
Associate in Arts (AA) degree
which guarantees acceptance
to Florida's public universities.
Chipola also offers Bachelor's
degree programs in Secondary
Education with majors in
Mathematics or Science. Chipola
also offers several Associate
in Science (AS) programs, as
well as a number of Workforce

Development programs which
provide training for high wage
Chipola's University Center
provides opportunities for
students to pursue a number of
bachelor's and graduate degrees
from FSU, UWF and Troy on
the Chipola campus.
For more information, call
the Chipola Registration Office
at 718-2211, or visit Chipolaon
the web at www.chipola.edu.

Reward offered for information in captive deer killing

A Jackson County couple is
offering $1,000 for information
leading to the arrest and convic-
tion of the person who killed
their captive red deer.
According to Lt. Gary Apple-
white, Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) law enforcement super-
visor for Jackson County, the
adult doe deer was shot during

the early afternoon hours Dec.
The owners of the hunting
preserve found the 400-pound
deer inside the fenced compound
near the Alford community in
Jackson County. The deer was
shot from the roadway through
the 10-foot fence surrounding
the preserve.
Anyone With knowledge

about what happened to this
deer can call the FWC's Wildlife
Alert hotline toll free at 1-888-
Callers can remain anony-
mous and are eligible for a re-
ward of up to $1,000 if the infor-
mation leads to an arrest.
Reports can also be made
online at www.myfwc.com/law/



Youth Baseball

Day Camp Jan. 21
Do your children like baseball? Are
they between the ages of 8-12 years old?
Liberty County Sports is sponsoring a
one day baseball camp on Jan. 21 from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee to participate
will be $20 per child. This includes lunch
and a camp t-shirt. Activities will include
batting, fielding, catching and other tech-
niques to help our youth improve their
We are also going to have baseball and
softball sign-ups on Jan. 14 and 21, from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the front of Veterans
Memorial Park Civic Center.
We need those who are interested in
participating in the camp to call Sean
Phinney 643-2767 or Diane Hayes 643-
The deadline for camp registration is
Monday, Jan. 16

Youth Recreational

Camp planned
Starting in January, Liberty County
Sports will be holding a day camp for
boys between the ages of 6 and 8 years
old. We are looking for boys who are
willing to dedicate two days a month
from now until the beginning of the
next football season.
Coach Tony Moore 'is willing to
give up two days a month to help you
learn plays, how to hit and much more
about football.
If you and your parents are interest-
ed, please contact Tony. Mooie at'643-
2727 or Diane Hayes at 643-3767.

LCTDC board meets
Tuesday, January 10
The Liberty County Transportation
Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will
meet Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. (ET) at
Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center in
Bristol. Everyone is invited to attend.
The agenda will include a review of
complaint and grievance procedures, a
review of bylaws, CTC reports and staff
For more information, or if you re-
quire special accommodations at the
meeting because of a disability or physi-
cal impairment, contact Vanita Ander-
son at the Apalachee Regional Planning
Council at (850) 674-4571 or by-email at

Chipola Regional Arts
Assoc. meets Jan. 17
The public is invited to, attend the
Chipola Regional Arts Association's
monthly Dutch-treat luncheon and general
meeting in Marianna Tuesday, Jan. 17 at
11:30 a.m. (CT) i'n the Magnolia Room
at Jim's Bar and. Grill. The program
speaker will be internationally known
pianist Nadejda Vlaeva.
For more information, call 482-5526.

CALENDAR LISTING Just call in the
person's name and date to be listed on
our weekly community calendar. There is
no charge. Callers are asked to give their
own name and phone numberin case we
need to verify a spelling or double-check
the date. We encourage our readers to
compile a list of their family's and friends'
birthdays, printed clearly and mail or fax
then" to0 lat The. JournaL.,---....-- -.

Mobile Unit

into the
New Year

s" schedule set


Weight Loss Support Group
meets at 1 p.m. at Shelton Park Library

Rotary Club meets at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon
Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203
meets at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church

AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door

Altha Area Recreation Committee meets at 6 p.m. at Altha City Hall

Magnolia VFD meets at 6 p.m. at the Fire House

Red Oak VFD meets 6:30 p.m. at the Fire House

Liberty County Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the courtroom

Nettle Ridge FD meets at 7 p.m. at the Fire House

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

Dance at the American Legion Hall in
Blountstown, from 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m.

Bryan Whitfield benefit
at Veterans Memorial Park
Civic Center, 10a.m. to 2p.m.

AA meets 7:30p.m., Hosford School cafeteria
Dance at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown,
from 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m.

Attend the church of
your choice this Sunday

Main Street meets at noon at the
Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce
Bristol City Council
meets at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall
Blountstown Lions Club meets
6 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant

Citizens Advisory Council for Big Bend Hospice,
meets at the Apalachee Restaurant, 11:30 a.m.

Frank Perl~ns,
Dawnie O'Brian


Justin Kever




Vinnie Terry

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

Keep Calhoun Co. Beautiful Inc. meets in the board
room of the Calhoun Co. Extension office, 8 a.m.
Calhoun Co. School Board meets 5 p.m. at Calhoun Courthouse
Altha Town Council, 6 p.m. at City Hall
Blountstown City Council meets at 6 p.m.
Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S. meets 7 p.m. at Dixie Lodge
Bristol Lions Club meets 7 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant
Liberty County School Board meets 7:30 p.m., at the
Liberty Education and Administrative Center in the library
Bristol VFD meets 7:30 p.m. at Bristol City Hall

The Southeastern Community Blood
Center (SCBC) Mobile Unit will be at the
following locations as scheduled:
*Wednesday, Jan. 4 Jackson County
Jail from 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Jackson CI in
Malone from 1-4 p.m.
*Friday, Jan. 6 Calhoun Co. Health
Department in Blountstown from 8:30 to
11:30 a.m.; Oglesby Plants in Altha from
1 to 3:30 p.m.
*Monday, Jan. 9 Liberty CI in
Bristol from 1 to 4:30 p.m. (ET)
*Tuesday, Jan. 10 Rahal Chevrolet
in Marianna from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Wednesday, Jan. 11 Big Lots in
Marianna from 9 to 11 a.m.; Parthenon
Health Care in Blountstown from 1 to 4
*Tuesday, Jan. 17 Courtyard
Millpond in Marianna from 1 to 4 p.m.
*Wednesday, Jan. 18 Altha High
*School in Altha from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Thursday, Jan. 19 Calhoun CI in
Blountstown from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The SCBC asks healthy individuals,
who are at least 17 years old and weigh a
minimum of 110 pounds to donate blood
and help increase the community's blood
supply to acceptable levels.
The Southeastern Community Blood
Center is a nonprofit and the only blood
center providing blood to families in
25 counties in North Florida and South
The Southeastern Community Blood
Center is open Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Call 526-4403 to schedule a blood drive
or come donate at the Marianna Center at
2944 Penn Ave., Suite M in Marianna.

That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
business advertisers!




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Chamber Board Meeting
The Board of Directors of
the Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce will hold their
regular monthly meeting on
Thursday, Jan. 12 at noon (CT) at
the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital in
Blountstown. The menu consists
of catfish, turnip greens, cheese
grits and hushpuppies.
. Please RSVP to the Chamber
by telephone at 674-4519 or e-
mail ccchamber@yahoo.com by
Friday, Jan. 6.
Main Street Meeting -
Don't forget that Main Street
Blountstown meets on Monday,
Jan. 9.
Agenda items include
discussion about Christmas
decorations for the 2006
Christmas season and the
downtown renovations (current
status and plans). Guests and
prospective members are always
welcome. Remember to bring a
brown bag lunch.
Tony Shoemake, Main Street
President, and Jessie, Ehrich,
Staff Assistant of the Chamber,
have collaborated to create a
new (and electronic) "Main
Street Blountstown" logo, which
includes the Florida Main Street
logo and a steamship graphic.
This new logo was used on the
cover letter with the recent grant
submittal for renovation of the
M & B Railroad Depot.
Electronic Logo A special
thank you is extended to Tim
Adams, Board of Director of
the Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce, for giving the

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deer, pine trees, and fish.
Prior Member Returns
- Please welcome back a prior
Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce member. Ross E.
Tucker, CLU and Registered
Health Underwriter, has decided
to re-join the Chamber's
Readers of the Calhoun-
Liberty Journal may recall seeing

Ross's picture in his cQmpany
advertisement for Tucker Life-
Health Insurance Annuity Inc.,
in Crawfordville: coverage on
dental, Medicare, HMO and
major medical insurance.
Please support your local
Chamber by doing business with
this Chamber member: Ross
E. Tucker, Tucker Life-Health
Insurance Annuity Inc., P.O. Box
1235, Crawfordville, FL 32326-
1235 or call 1-800-226-7005 or

Calhoun County Public Library
to hold computer class Jan. 10

from the Calhoun County Public Library
The new year is going to pro-
vide plenty of opportunities to
increase your computer knowl-
edge or brush up on old skills!
.The Calhoun County Public Li-
brary 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. Library staff are eager
to assist you in your computer-
learning needs.
In addition to one-on-one
training opportunities, a new
class will be beginning to start
off the year with an exciting
learning experience.
An Internet Basics Class is

scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan.
10 from 6 to 8 p.m. and will con-
tinue for six weeks.
The class is free. Enrollment
is on a first-come, first-serve
basis.. Participants are required
to fill out application for enroll-
ment, hold a current Calhoun
County library card and com-
plete the mouse tutorial before
classes begin.
If you are interested in en-
rolling in the upcoming Internet
Basics class or are interested in
one-on-one technological train-
ing, please contact Jane Breeze,
Technical Instructor or Jenny
Sandoval, AmeriCorps*VISTA
at 674-8773, or visit the library
at 17731 N.E. Pear Street in

Adoption and foster care parenting
orientation class to be held Jan. 7
from One Church, One Child of Florida Inc.
Adoption and foster care parenting orientation class will be held
Jan. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Innovative Agape Ministries
Inc., 1415 South Adams Street in Tallahassee.
Come to an informational class and learn: the requirements for
adopting and fostering children; about the children who are waiting
for an adoptive family; about the kinds of foster and adoptive homes
needed; how you can make a difference in a child's life.
For reservation and other information, please contact One Church,
One Child of Florida Inc. at 414-5620 or toll free at 1-888-283-0886.

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Birth Defects Prevention Month

is National Birth Defects- Pre-
vention Month, and the Florida,
Department of Health (DOH)
recognizes the tremendous im-
pact birth defects have on Flor-
ida's families and children. Birth
defects affect over 6,000 (one
in 35) newborns in Florida each
year, and it is the leading cause
of infant mortality and highly
contributes to illnesses and long-
term disabilities.
"Babies born with birth de-
fects and related deficiencies are
a serious matter in Florida and
worldwide," said DOH Deputy
Secretary of Health for Chil-
dren's Medical Services Joseph
Chiaro, M.D. "Our surveillance
program allows us to monitor
the numbers and types of birth
defects that are occurring, so we
can develop prevention, inter-
vention, education and referral
programs to assist affected indi-
viduals, families and their health-
care providers."
Birth defects in infants in-
.Congenital Heart Defects
disorders of the heart present,
before birth. About one in 100-
*Chromosomal Abnormalities
-.disorders involving chromo-
somes. About'one in 200 babies
is born x\ ith a chroniosomal ab-
-Neural rube defects defects.
of the spine (spina bifidai and
brain anencephaly About one



in 1000 .pregnancies.
*Orofacial Clefts birth de-
fects of the lip and/or roof of the
mouth. About one in 700-1000
Some birth defects are pre-
ventable. Fetal Alcohol Syn-
drome is one of the leading
causes of mental retardation
and is 100 percent preventable.
A woman who is pregnant or
planning a pregnancy should
avoid alcohol, smoking, street
drugs and medications, which
can cause birth defects and preg-
nancy complications.
If you're a woman who plans
to get pregnant, DOH recom-
mends you follow the listed steps
in order to prevent birth defects:
*Go for a pre-pregnancy
checkup and talk with your
health care provider about any
pre-existing medical conditions
such as diabetes, obesity or sei-
*Begin taking a vitamin ith
400 micrograms of folic acid
*Eat a healthy balanced diet;
maintain a healthy n eight and
*Avoid cigarettes, alcohol and
illegal drugs.
*Avoid exposure to hazardous
*Check .i th a health care pro-

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Here we are. the end.of another year! The Liberty County Senior
Citizens Board of Directors would like to thank everyone for all
their support during 2005. We couldn't ha\e made it without the
support of Liberty County and the surrounding counties, friends and
their generous donations. .
The Liberty County Senior Citizens gives a special thank you to
-the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners for their yearly
dc.nation of $6.000 to help cover the match money.
Wehope 2006 will be a happy and prosperous year for e'ervone
and that we will be able to continue services for the elderly.
The Liberty County Senior Citizens Board of Directors,

We would like to thank everyone in this community for all the
love shown to our family during this difficult time. Through your
gifts of flowers. food. calls. cards and donations made to Hospice.
Gideon Bibles and Lake Mystic Baptist Church Building Fund. we
- were truly touched and comforted.
A special thanks to Peavy Funeral Home for easing us through the
process of making final arrangements, the Liberty County Sheriff's
Office and EMT's for their prompt response and attention.
God bless each and everyone of you and thank you for keeping.
our family in your prayers.
The family ofLenB. Revell



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the health and safety of all people
in Florida through the delivery
of quality public health services
and the promotion of health cake
standards. Public health efforts
to study birth defects and pro-
vide information and education
include the Florida Birth Defects
Registry, the Florida Folic Acid
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Prayer band meets
The .Liberty Communiit
Prayer Band will hold prayer
service Thursday. Jan. 5 at 7:301
p.m. I ET) at the home of Sister
Ella M. Howard.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information.
call 643-2332.
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Text: The book of Ephesians
Can you be a Christian with-
out going to church? Well, going to
church does not make you a Chris-
tian. Accepting Christ as your Lord
and Savior makes you a Christian. I
suppose it is possible to be a Chris-
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according to the Flaming Torch, that
would be like:
"A student who will not go to
A soldier who will not join the
A salesman with no customers;
A seaman in a ship without a
An author without readers;
A football player without a team;,
A bee without a hive"
Why go to church? What is the
purpose of the church? The apostle
Paul explains it in a letter he wrote to
the church in Ephesus.
The city of Ephesus, according to
Blaikie, was "notorious for its luxury
and licentiousness." Sorcery and
magic were commonly practiced.
The focal point of the city was the
temple of Diana. Blaikie says it was,
"renowned as one of the seven won-,
ders of the world." The temple and
its rituals drew people from all over
helping Ephesus become a busy cen-
ter of commerce that "held ready in-
tercourse with the rest of the world."
Paul established a church in this
important city that won so many
converts, it threatened to shut down
the tourist trade associated with the
temple Diana. Paul did not write
to correct heresy or admonish sin.
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De'Ante Omari Reed cel-
ebrated his first birthday on
Jan. 3. He is the son of Ta-
melia Engram and Delandon
Reed of Blountstown. His
grandparents are Felicia En-
gram and Rodney Mosley
of Blountstown, Dollie and
Delano Reed of Blountstown
and his step-grandfather is
Thaddeus Dawson of Bristol.
His great-grandparents are the
late Mary and Jimmy Alex En-
gram of Blountstown. De'Ante
enjoys listening to music,
playing with his relatives and
eating anything he can put his
hands on.

Channing Eli Prichard cele-
brated his first birthday on Dec.
7. He is the son of Greg and
Tammy Prichard of Bristol. He
has two older sisters, Michelle
and Noelle and an older broth-
er, Gabe. His grandparents are
Donnie andAnnette Phillips of
Telogia and the late Norman
and Elena Prichard of Ridge-
field, CT Great-grandparents
are Mary Goodson of Bristol,
Purg Phillips of Hosford and
Eloise Phillips of Woodville.
Channing enjoys spending
time outdoors and playing with
his brother and sisters.

Dawsons to celebrate

25th anniversary Jan. 7
The children and grandchildren of John and Angela Dawson invite
everyone to join them in congratulating the couple on their 25th wed-
ding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 7, 1981. John and Angela
are the proud parents of three daughters, Theresa Reed of Blountstown,
Shelevia Dawson of Bristol and Jessica Dawson of Tallahassee.They
have three granddaughters, Tabitha, Tamera and Tamaya.
In their spare time, John and Angela enjoy spending time together
by going to church, reading and discussing the Bible and talking with
their daughters. They are both active members of St. Stephens AME
Angela is an employee of Liberty Wilderness Crossroads Camp.
John is retired from the U. S. Army and is presently employed with
the Liberty County Road Department.
Angela is the daughter of the late Grady and Daisy Paige and the
granddaughter of the late Willow Thomas. John is the son of Llima
Sanders and the late Hercule' Daughtrey and the grandson of Roberta
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Lindsey celebrated her fifth
birthday on Nov 26 and Jake
celebrated his eighth birth-
day on Nov. 29. They are the
children of Jody and Brandi
Bunkley of Hosford. Proud
grandparents are Jim and
Kathy Eaves of Wewahitchika
and the late Douglas Sum-
merlin of Bristol, Jeffery and
Sandra Bunkley of Hosford.
Great-grandparents are Jo-
seph Hardee of Hosford, Lister
and the late Naomi Grant of
Telogia. Lindsey enjoys riding
her four-wheeler and playing
with her friends. Jake enjoys
riding his four-wheeler and go-
ing to Mr. Hall's game room.

Darryl Hunter Carpenter is
celebrating his first birthday on
Jan. 5. He is the son of Linda
and Jerry. Carpenter Jr. of
Clarksville. His grandparents
are Mary and R. D. Sewell of
Hosford and Laura and Jerry
Carpenter Sr. of Blountstown.
Hunter enjoys spending time
with his family and friends.

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Jace Ammons and Desiree
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to announce the birth of their
first son, Ashton Layne Am-
mons, on Nov. 7, 2005 at
Capital Regional Medical
Center in Tallahassee. He
weighed 7 Ibs. and 4 oz. and
measured 20 inches long.
He was welcomed home by
Mom, Dad, Hunter and Holly.
Maternal grandparents are
Barbara and Byron Potter of
Bristol, Catherine and R.J. St.
Remain of Louisiana. Paternal
grandparents are Nelson and
Anita Sumner of Tallahassee
and James and Sue Ammons
of Blountstown. Great-grand-
parents are Quinice Dalton of
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Dusty and Crystol Arnold are
proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Aubrie Faith
Arnold, on Sept. 21, 2005 at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospi-
tal: She weighed 5 lbs. and 9
oz. and measured 20 inches
long. Maternal grandparents
are Bobby Ray and Debbie
Summers of Bristol. Paternal
grandparents are Reba Arnold
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Hosford are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Kenneth
Austin Hosford, on Aug. 21,
2005 at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs.
and 7 1/2 oz. and measured
20 1/2 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are George
and Twila Sanders of Bristol.
Paternal grandparents are the
late Isaac "Ike" and Frances
Hosford of Hosford. Baby Ken-
neth was welcomed home by
his two older brothers, Will, 8
and Duncan 5 and older sister,
Emma, 2.

Ryan and April Faircloth of
Bristol are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Ridge
Lucas Faircloth, on Dec. 1,
2005 at Tallahassee Memo-
rial Hospital. He weighed 8
lbs. and 14 oz. and measured
21 1/2 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Donnie and
Annette Phillips of Telogia.
Paternal grandparents are
Rickey and Donna Faircloth of
Bristol. Maternal great-grand-
parents are Mary and the late.
Johnny Goodson of Bristol,
Purg Phillips of Hosford and
Eloise Phillips of Woodville.
Paternal great-grandparents
are Raymond and Margaret
Faircloth of Bristol, Wright
and Joyce Alexander of Cra w-
fordville, and the late Glenn
Hilton. Paternal great-great-
grandmother is Daisy Hilton of
Baker. Ridge was welcomed
home by a host of loving family
members and friends.

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Price-gouging included in top 10 list of complaints in

2005; more than $5 million recovered for consumers
TALLAHASSEE Florida -/ consumer help line at 1-800-
Services Commissioner Charles D .- ^ S O f CO S A to register any complaints or to
H. Bronson has announced that 1 S O. 0 o0ofConsum er3rv cespga. .,rV.ICeS. find out the complaint history
price-gouging complaints have against a company before they
once again made it into the list do business with them.
of top 10 complaints for calendar written complaints. 7. Credit/banking 1,561 complaints Consumers can also file
year 2005. Last year was the first The Department's Division complaints 10. Business opportunity/ complaints online by visiting the
year price-gouging even made it of Consumer Services is the 8. Motor vehicle sales/ franchises 727 complaints Division of Consumer Services
to the top 10 list following an clearinghouse for consumer accessories 1,120 complaints Bronson urges consumers Web site at www.800helpfla.
unprecedented hurricane season, complaints for Florida. The 9. Telemarketing 839 to contact the Department's com.
The number one complaint in division regulates nearly a
2005 involved violations of dozen, industries and can take
Florida's No Sales Law. Price- a number of actions against
gouging ranked third. those in violation of state
The price-gouging law is law including levying fines,
activated when the governor revoking registrations or turning Aii O1 i ln ...'J'"
declares a state of emergency, cases over to Agricultural Law iAT A1w'I
which occurred several times in Enforcement for criminal action. %
2005. There were 3,464 written The division also tries to mediate P 1
price-gouging complaints since complaints for consumers FOR) ORD 4j 0 FORD CROWN OR ORER
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information sends a message to services for consumers this past 3
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WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North
Florida) joined Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) in introducing
legislation to temporarily extend the duration of Coast Guard
licenses, Certificates of Registry, Certificates of Iinspectioni and
Merchant Mariners' documents that were housed at the U.S. Coast
Guard facility in.New Orleans.
Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Coast
Guard facility in New Orleans was severely damaged, and many
records were destroyed. Currently, those mariners whose licenses
were held at this facility have been unable to renew their licenses
because of the loss of records. Under this legislation, the documents
will be extended through Feb. 28, 2006.
"This legislation is. so important for the mariners of the Gulf
Coast, whose livelihood is at risk if they are unable to renew these
documents," said Congressman Boyd. "Hurricane Katrina caused
many problems-for owners and operators of seafaring yessels in the
Gulf of Mexico. By temporarily extending the licenses of those
mariners, we are helping provide the assistance they need to rebuild
their lives."
A chief architect of the bill, Congressman Boyd pushed the
legislation when it became clear that theCoast Guard Reauthorization
bill, which also extends the duration of a license for mariners in the
Gulf States, would not be completed until next year.
"As we begin to understand the full impact of Hurricane Katrina,
we must not let anyone affected by the storm faillthrough-the cracks,"
Boyd stated. "It is important for Congress to pass this legislation so
that we do not inadvertently punish seafarers in the Gulf States who
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after several old buildings at the corner of Central and Cayson Street bit
the dust last week. ABOVE: The building that formerly housed a furniture
store sags down after taking a hard knock from a piece of demolition
equipment. BELOW: A last look from above at the downtown grid before
the section was cleared. BELOW RIGHT: A glass door swings open as
the wall around it gives way. BOTTOM: A huge pile of rubble faces a line
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Hazardous Weather Awareness Poster contest deadline Feb. 6

The 2006 Hazardous
Weather Awareness Poster
Contest is part of the activities
to promote weather safety
during the 2006 Hazardous
Weather Awareness Week Feb.
12 through Feb. 18.
Any Florida student enrolled
in fourth or fifth grades during
the 2005 2006 school year.
Posters must be packed,
wrapped flat and mailed to the:
American Red Cross, 187 Office
Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, FL
Posters must be postmarked
on or before Monday, Feb. 6 and
must arrive at the American Red
Cross no later than Wednesday,
Feb. 8. Winners will be notified
by phone.
Posters must be submitted
on poster or illustration board.
The overall dimensions shall
be approximately 15 x 20.
All artwork must be original
and may be any media desired
with the exception of. pencil,
chalk, charcoal or glitter.
Stenciled, traced, computer-
generated or commercially
manufactured stick-on lettering
or graphics are prohibited.
All poster will become the
property of the American Red
,Posters illbe judged onboth
the clarity of the ;preparedness

New research into state grant-
making under the federal 21st
Century Commuriit\ Learning
Centers (21st CCLC) initiative.
reveals that Florida was one of 26
states-that were not able to make
any new grants to afterschool
programs in 2005. The
Afterschool Alliance conducted
the research.
According to Impossible
Choices: How States are
Addressing the Federal Failure
to Fully Fund Afterschool
Programs, federal funding for
afterschool programs in the state
was $45,333,609. All of it was
needed to keep previously funded
programs operating. Based on
current cost estimates, 21 st CCLC
programs in the state % ere able to
provide afterschool opportunities
for approximately 45,334 children
and youth in Florida this year.
According to the report,
the grant-making standstill is
the direct result of the federal
government's failure to realize
the vision of No Child Left
Behind. Because Congress and
the President did -not provide the
No Child Left Behind promised
level of funding to support
growth, Florida could not fund
any, new afierschool programs
this year. Like man\ other states,
Florida committed to multi-year
grants several. years ago, and

message and the quality of the
art. Posters with misspelled
words will be eliminated.
The following information
should appear on the back of the
poster: Artist's name, age, grade,
home address, telephone number
and names of parents. School's
name, address and telephone.
number along with the name of
the art instructor or classroom
teacher if any.
The Hazardous Weather-
Awareness Poster Contest has
two winner categories.:
Category # 1: This category
is for students whose posters are
ranked First, Second and Third
from posters from throughout
Florida along with a Regional
Runner-Up within each of
the seven State Emergency
Management Areas.
Category # 2: This category
is for teachers whose students
posters are ranked First, Second
and Third from posters from
throughout Florida along with a
Regional Runner-Up within each
of the seven State Emergency
Management Areas.
First Place
$1,000 Office Depot Gift
All expense paid trip to
the State Capital to mark the
beginning of the 2006 Hazardous
Weather Awareness Week for the

N as then left with, only eiiough
money to fund existing grantees
when -the increases authorized
by No Child Left Behind did not
"States have been caught by a
one-two punch from the federal
government," said Afterschool
Alliance E\ecit\e Director Jodi
Grant. "The states expected
that Congress and the President
would live up to the funding
commitments they made in
the No Child Left Behind Act,
and planned accordingly. But
since funding for afterschool
has been frozen, many states
are finding that their multi-year
grants consume their entire 21st
Century Community Learning,
Centers budget. As a result, they
are unable to fund new programs.
What that means is simple but sad:
No new afterschool programs for
the millions of kids and families
who need them. We know that
lawmakers face tough choices,
but shortchanging our kids is not
a good solution."
To compile the data in
Impossible Choices, Afterschool
Alliance researchers contacted
state education agencies in every
state and the District of Columbia,
by phone or e-mail. Researchers
confirmed what they were told in
those conversations by consulting
agency Web sites-and. other

winner and his/her parents.
$100 US Savings Bond
1 NOAA Weather Radio
Second Place
$500 Office Depot Gift
$50 US Savings Bond
1 NOAA Weather Radio
Third Place
$250 Office Depot Gift
$25 US Savings Bond
1 NOAA Weather Radio
Regional Runner-up
$100 Office Depot Gift
1 NOAA Weather Radio
First Place
$1,000 Office Depot Gift
1 NOAA Weather Radio
Second Place
$500 Office Depot .Gift
-1 NOAA Weather
Third Place
$250 Office Depot Gift
1 NOAA Weather Radio
Regional Runner-up
$100 Office Depot Gift
1 NOAA Weather Radio
In addition to the above listed
prizes, the First, Second and
Thlird Place posters along with
the Regional Runner-Up posters
be displayed in the Rotunda of

sources, where available.
"There is vast unmet need for -
.afterschool programs in Florida
and throughout our country,".
Grant added: "By promising
funds and then not delivering,
the federal government forced
states to make an impossible
choice between supporting the
afterschool programs that parents
have come to depend on, and
making grants to new programs
in communities that are currently
unserved. We need to do both if
we are to generate and sustain the
growth in afterschool programs
that America's families need. We
look forward to working with the
Administration and Congress to
increase afterschool funding next
Thefullreportis availableonthe
web at www.afterschoolalliance.
cfm. To identify and contact
local afterschool providers in
individual states, contact the
Afterschool Alliance media office
at (202)371-1999.
The Afterschool Alliance is a
nonprofit public awareness and
advocacy organization supported
by a group of public, private,
and nonprofit entities working to
ensure that all children have access
to afterschool programs by 2010.
More information is available at

the State Capital during Florida's
Hazardous Weather Awareness
Weather Safety Information
Web sites -for Teachers and
To assist students in preparing
the correct message for their

poster the Web sites has been
Disaster Education and
Preparedness Library
Masters of Disaster
Weather Playtime For Kids
For more information go to

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Lowfat or whole .
milk served with all meals

Lunch: Pizza with cheese,
French-fried potatoes, whole-
kernel corn, fruit cup.

Lunch: Hotdog on bun, baked
beans, corn-on-cob, fruit cup,

Lunch* Baked chicken, maca-
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fresh fruit, corn bread.

Lunch: Burrito with salsa,
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A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.
Breakfast Chilled orange
juice, sausage link, pancakes
with syrup.
Lunch: Ham and cheese
sandwich, lettuce, tomato,
potato rounds with catsup,
I oatmeal cookies.

I Breakfast Chilled apricots,
cheese sticks, banana nut
Lunch: Nachos with ground.
beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese,
baked potato, chocolate or
vanilla pudding.

Breakfast Chilled pineapple
tidbits, scrambled eggs, toast
with jelly.
Lunch: Pizza, green beans,
orange wedges, Jell-O.

All menus are subject to change
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Planned growth of afterschool programs

at a standstill despite vast unmet need


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Inmate shares story of drugs, pain & prison

To the editor:
Drugs and alcohol are highly
addictive. Not only are they
harmful to 'your body, they also
cause you and your loved ones a
lot of pain. Drugs and alcohol will
cause you to lose everything in life
that is important to you. You think
at the time that nothing's more
important except the next fix or
drink. You feel that you're on top
of the world because you have it
all. You have a job, a home and a
family, yet still using drugs feeling
happier than you've ever felt.
But the truth is when you're
on drugs or alcohol, you miss
the really important things in life,
such as spending every second
of the day laughing and playing
with your child, working with
your mother in her flower garden,
going fishing with your dad or,
even just sitting and having long
talks with your 'brothers. Those
are some of the things I could be
doing right now if it hadn't been
for drugs.
Because of drugs, I wake up
every morning, not to the laughter
of my son, but to screaming of
other inmates fighting. When I
look out the window, it's not my
mother's: flowers I see, instead
it's razor \ ire. I-don't see the big
smile On my dad's face, because
he just caught a big one. Instead, I
see frowns and tears on the lonely
inmate's faces. And. the only long
talks you're gonna have is with
God, because he's the only one
who will even begin to care what

you have to say.
I'm writing this in hopes that it
may save other's families the pain
and suffering that I've caused by
choosing to use drugs. You never
realize how much you take life
for granted until everything you
know and have is gone.
I'll wake up for the next four
years knowing that I've caused
my family so much pain and I can
only hope and pray that they one

day will be able to forgive me. If
you're out there and are on drugs
or alcohol, I am asking you to just
stop, just for a minute and realize
how important life is. Think about
how much you love your family.
Believe me, drugs aren't worth all
the pain that they will cause. Get
help before it's too late.
Violet Manning
Lowell Correctional Institution

To the editor:
The citizens of Calhoun
County need to speak up! You are
nearing the final days of losing
your community schools.
The days of running by the
school on your way to work or
stopping by in the afternoon to
watch your child practice with the
team may soon be gone.
Consolidation is being
seriously planned by most of the
school board and superintendent.
It was recently learned that upon
consolidation the sparsity funding
for our county would be reduced
by $400,000 per year. Can our
schools continue to pay the
present salaries .with this kind
of loss? Will \\e continue to
have the high graduation rates
and terrific school scores once
our community schools are all
lumped together? What economic
impact willbe felt inBlountstown
and Altha with no high school in
the town?
Lots of serious issues need to
be considered. We have been told
that the Department of Education

may not approve the plan that has
been proposed for Altha School to
be expanded and renovated.
I ask Mrs. Neeves and the
board members to go to battle
for the good of the students of
Calhoun County. Fight for us
to keep Altha -School and our
other community schools as you
promised at election time.
The school board has been
informed the state would consider
a long-term plan as was done
by Holmes County. This plan
would require the board and
superintendent to work together
to allow all our schools to be
renovated and improved in turn
and this is a viable alternative to
Interested citizens need to
contact all the board members
and the superintendent now to
speak up.
Most of the board members
are only hearing from people in
their-area and don't know that
consolidation is not the answer.
Steve Bodiford,

No matter how hard parents try,

some kids will still have problems

To the editor:
In response to Mr. Duncan's
response to the statement made
by Kay Lane.
No matter how good a parent
you try to be, some kids are going
to mess up. This also applies
to adults. There are a lot more
"grown ups" doing drugs and
committing all kinds of illegal
activities than what the kids are
As for being in church, that
is just a building. To me God is
in your heart, not just a pile of
lumber and bricks.
As for all the "good people",
there are some very good people
here. But, when you need someone
to stand by you, you find out who
the true good people are.
I do not know anyone
including myself who does not
have 'something in their past that

would shame them. I know I
don't have a halo. I don't know
anyone that does.
Look around and you will see
a lot of the good moral people
committing some unspeakable
acts that put more stain on the
community than the so-called bad
seed. Basically it's who you are or
who you know whether you are
labeled good or bad.
As for sowing bad seeds,
I am sure that goes for many
generation past, not just the
younger generation. There are
many people that have not reaped
a good harvest in a long time.
There must have been a lot of
bad seeds sown. I don't believe
just one could have brought down
your community. It was probably
going down for a long time.
Alice Nell Goff,
: Blountstown

Calhoun citizens urged to speak

up soon for community 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 Jahuary.

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 smoothly transition into implementing these additional procedures.


Liberty County Sr. Citizens

announce January activities

from the Liberty County
Senior Citizens Association
The Liberty County Senior
Citizens Association announces
its activities for the month of
January. They are as follows:
*Thursday, Jan. 5 Shop-
ping at the Piggly Wiggly in
Blountstown. Call Liberty Transit
at 643-2425 no later than 3 p.m.
on Tuesday, Jan. 3 if you wish to
reserve your Transit ride.
*Thursday, Jan. 12 First
Marianna Wal-Mart shopping day
of 2006. Come on along, shop,
visit with friends and enjoy lunch.
Call Transit at 643-2524 no later
than 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 if
you plan on riding.
eFriday, Jan. 13 There will
be a Senior Citizens representa-
tive at the Hosford Senior Citizens
from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The
representative will be there with
information about services that
are provided by Senior Citizens
and Transit. The center dislocated
on Hwy. 65 in Hosford.
*Monday, Jan. 16 The
Bristol and Hosford Senior Citi-
zens sites will be closed along
with the Liberty Transit for the
*Tuesday, Jan. 17 A repre-
sentative from Legal Services of

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North Florida will be at the Senior
Citizens Center at -11 a.m. Call
Jeannette at 643-5613 if you need
to talk with the representative. If
you need transportation, call 643-
2524 no later than 3 p.m. Thurs-
day, Jan. 12. The Bristol Center is
located on Hwy. 12 South.
*Thursday, Jan. 19 -Another
day of grocery shopping at the
Piggly Wiggly in Blountstown
and enjoying lunch with friends.
Call 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 17 to reserve your
-Transit ride.
*Friday, Jan. 20 A Liberty
County Senior Citizens Repre-
sentative will be at the Hosford
Senior Center at 11 a.m. to give
a video presentation on Osteoar-
thritis of the Knee. Information
will be available on some pos-
sible pain treatments. Lunch will
be served after completion of the
seminar. Call 643-2524 no later
than 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 if
you need transportation.
*Monday, Jan. 23 Karen
DeRosier from Epilepsy Asso-
ciation of the Big Bend Inc will
give a presentation from 10:30 to

11:30 that will cover first aid and
basic information about Epilepsy
and seizures and will focus on is-
sues that are of specific concern to
seniors. According to the Nation-
al Council on Aging, the fastest
growing segment of people with
epilepsy is adults over 65. Ms.
DeRosier will present valuable
information. Lunch will be served
to seniors after the presentation.
If you need transportation to the
center, call 643-2524 no later than
3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.
*Monday, Jan. 23 The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
Board of Directors will meet
at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens
Center located on Hwy. 12 South
in Bristol. The public is welcome
to attend.
*Thursday, Jan. 26- Last day
of January to ride with Transit to
Marianna Super Wal-Mart. Time
to start thinking of Cupid and
Valentines. There will be a lunch
stop before returning home. Plan
your ride with Transit by call
643-2524 no later than 3 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 23.
*Thursday, Jan. 26 There

Pictured above, L.B. Arnold, Dexter Barber, Transit driver John Flowers and John T Sanders.

Flowers named Transit Driver of the

Year at Sr. Citizens awards dinner

The Liberty County Transit event and there were approxi-
and the Liberty County Senior mately 100 in attendance. The
Citizens held their annual awards clients received gifts from the Se-
dinner and the client Christmas nior Citizens, fruit bags from the
party on the evening of Dec. 15 Liberty County Sheriff's Office
at the Veterans Memorial Park and a Christmas tin can of cookies
Civic Center. from L.B. and Sybil Arnold.
On behalf of the Liberty Tran- Deena Powell was voted as
sit, Commissioners John T. Sand- Senior Citizens Employee of the
ers, L.B. Arnold and Dexter Bar- Year and received a plaque. Rudy
ber presented a plaque to Transit Sumner, president of the Senior
driver John Flowers, who was Citizens Board of Directors, re-
voted Driver of the Year. ceived a gift in appreciation for
Brenda Clay and Ann Kin- all of his dedicated work for the
caid presented Dwayne Barber, staff and the elderly in Liberty
Transit driver, with a plaque for County.
being voted Transit's Employee Aisha Moughrabi, who is
of the Year. currently serving as VISTA in
-Doo ieBrothers catered the Franklin County and is a talented

musician, provided entertain-
ment by playing Christmas music
on her violin.
Sponsors of this event were
Doobie Hayes, Liberty County
Sheriff's Office, Liberty County
Commissioners, Liberty County
Senior Citizens Board of Direc-
tors, Margo's Bloomin' Haus,
LeRoy and Brenda Clay and Ann
Kincaid, Linda Duggar and Car-
rie Flowers furnished some of the
decorations and Carrie Flowers
decorated for this event.
A good time was had by all
and everyone appreciated the
elected officials being there and
-taking part in the festivities.

will be a Senior Citizens Repre-
sentative at the Maxwell Harrell
Memorial Library. The repre-
sentative will be there with in-
formation about services that are
provided by Senior Citizens and
Transit. The library is located on
Hwy. 12 in Bristol.
*Saturday, Jan. 28 Sopchop-
py Opry Bound! Transit seats will
be reserved on a first-call, first-
served basis. The admission price
is now $6. High Mileage Band is
the featured attraction. The group
will stop at a restaurant for alate
lunch/early supper. Call 643-2524
no later than 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
17 to reserve your Transit ride.
This date, also allows enough time
to accommodate reserve seating
at the Opry. Call Jeannette at 643-
5613, for information.


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Attorney General releases Florida Hate Crimes Report

General Charlie Crist released
the annual Hate Crimes in
Florida report detailing incidents
of hate-related offenses that
occurred during 2004. The
number of hate crimes reported
by local law enforcement
agencies increased by 21.5
percent over the previous year,
with the total of 334 reported
hate crimes representing the
third-highest annual total since
Tree give-away
in Bristol Jan. 20
from the Florida Division of Forestry
The Florida Arbor Day Liber-
ty County Tree Give-away will
be held on Friday, Jan. 20 from
2 to 4 p.m. (ET) at the Liberty
County Courthouse. One per
This is sponsored by the Flor-
ida Division of Forestry.

reporting began in 1990.
Compared to the previous
annual report, the figures for 2004
showed a moderate increase in the
share of hate crimes attributed to
race but a decrease in hate crimes
motivated by the victim's sexual
orientation. Crimes motivated
by the victim's race or ethnicity/
. national origin combined to
account for 72.2 percent of all
reported hate crimes in 2004, up
from a combined 67.2 percent
one year earlier.
"Hate crimes are among the
most senseless of acts, driven by
fear and bigotry and devoid of
any measure of rational thought.
Public awareness remains
crucial in our efforts to stop hate
crimes in our state," said Crist.
"Despite the overall increase
in reported incidents, the
combined efforts of government,
community organizations and
law enforcement remain strong

in combating the scourge of hate
The statistics used in
preparing the Hate Crimes in
* Florida report record a separate
offense for each victim reported
to the state. In contrast, some
law enforcement statistics are
recorded per incident, resulting
in different statistics for the
same offenses.
Offenses motivated by the
victim's sexual orientation
accounted for 15.6 percent of
all hate crimes in 2004, one year.
after that category showed its
highest proportion ever recorded
in Florida (20.0 percent). The
motivation category showed a
slight reduction from 55 to 52
reported offenses, concluding a
four-year stretch in which Florida
law enforcement agencies
reported more hate crimes
motivated by sexual orientation
than the combined total on that
category for the first eight years

of hate crimes reporting.
The report also noted a
slight shift toward hate crimes
targeting individuals rather than
property. Crimes against persons
accounted for 76 percent .of
reported hate crimes in 2004,
up from 68 percent the previous
year, while hate crimes against
property dropped from 32 percent
to 24 percent of the total.
Data in the Hate Crimes
Report was submitted by local
law enforcement agencies to
the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement, which then
provided it to the Attorney
General's Office for reporting.
Since 1994, the Attorney
General's Office has conducted
hate crimes training seminars for
state and local law enforcement
agencies throughout Florida.
Through the end of the period
covered by the latest annual
report, more than 3,500 law
enforcement personnel from

more than 272 jurisdictions had
received this training.
The Hate Crimes in Florida
Report is prepared each year
pursuant to the Hate Crimes
Reporting Act, section 877.19,
Florida Statutes. The report
summarizes data collected
by local law enforcement
agencies and submitted to the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement. Any attempt to
rank or categorize an agency,
county or region based solely on
this report may be misleading
by making it appear that certain
areas have a high number of
hate crimes when in fact their
law enforcement agencies have
different polices of identifying
and reporting such crimes.
The report does not include
unreported crimes or those that
may have been hate-related
but were not classified as such
by the local law enforcement

A substitute teacher training class will be held on
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, in the Board Room at the
Liberty County School Board Administration Office
at 9 a.m.

Please bring your Social Security card, driver's li-
cense and a copy of your diploma with you to the
class. You must have your finger prints cleared
through FDLE.

You may schedule an appointment for finger print-
ing by calling 643-2275, ext. 234. There is a $61
charge payable by credit card or money order

Please call 643-2275, ext. 237 to register for this


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recently made an .
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to the Paul A.
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Architects Scholarship
College. Here. Paul
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a check to Chipola :;r '
Foundation Director
Julie Fuqua. The first
scholarship will be 'W- 'r..
awarded in August
of 2006. Applications will be available in late February. Architecture majors will receive first
consideration for the scholarship, followed by Visual Arts majors. Applicants must be residents
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FOUNTAIN Rosalie Bailey, 68, passed
away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005 at her home. She
was born in Orange and had lived in Fountain the
past nine years. She was a homemaker and was
of the Presbyterian faith.
Survivors include her husband, George Amious
Bailey of Fountain; two sons, George Bailey
Jr. and Gregory Bailey, both of Fountain; two
daughters, Catherine Flowers of Panama City
and Tina Sanderson of Charlotte, NC; one brother,
Clarence Harriman Jr. of Huntersville, NC; 15
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at
Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in
charge of the arrangements.

ALTHA- Frances Irene Livingston, 67, passed
away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 at her residence. She
was a member of First United Methodist Church of
Altha. She loved working in her yard, especially
with her flowers and picking up pecans.
She was preceded in death by her father, Marian
Ayers and her son, Bill Wheatley.
Survivors include her loving and dedicated.
husband of seven years, William B. Livingston
of Altha; her mother, Ruby Ayers of Altha; one
son, Tim Wheatley and his wife, Debbie of Winter
Haven; one daughter, Debbie Wheatley of Jack-
sonville; one brother, Gene Ayers and his wife,
Pat of Altha; one sister, Shirley Jernigan and her
husband, Johnny of Altha.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005
at Hall Funeral Home in Altha with Rev. Frank
Hvies officiating. Interment followed in Chipola
Cemetery in Altha. .
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Hospice of the Emerald Coast.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of
the arrangements.

TELOGIA Janet Marie
Hall Vines, 74, passed away
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 in La-
Belle. She was born Oct. 5,
1931 to Clarence Murray Hall
and Marta MuronHall. In 1993
she retired fromn 40-plus years
in the :\ orkforce,' the first:25
years were spent galloping and
training race horses all over
the' United States, then later as
a union construction worker. Get
Although she passed away in
Florida, she also spent many the
years of her life on the shores of then
Minnesota. She loved the water, WA-2 t&
both north and south.
She is preceded in death by
her two late husbands, Bernard Loan wnith no W-.
bv Santa Barbara B
Oliver Mindestrom and James y s ant arrt
terms and condvto
Walter Vines Jr. Most offices are in
Survivors include one son, locations
James Lee Conine of New
Kingston, NY; two daughters, A
Jacqueline Blance Watts of Te-
logia and Virginia Lee Sunde of i
Duluth, MN; 12 grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren;
close friends, Joyce Falk Seeley C -
of Duluth and Lawerence Lee of i!e Of
Knife River, MN.
Services are being planned.
Charles McClellan Funeral
Home in Quincy is in charge of
the arrangements.'''. '. .

CARYVILLE Elnora Shuler, 71, passed away
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 in Caryville. She was born
Oct. 6, 1934 in Liberty County to R. Olin Shuler and
Flossie Shuler.
She was preceded in death by her parents and
sister, Ruby Tribble.
Survivors include two brothers, Olin J. Shuler
and Joseph Shuler, both of Pensacola; two sisters,
Ann Stoutamire of Marianna and Grettza Jones of
Jacksonville; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 from
Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Bristol. Interment
followed in Lake Mystic Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of
the arrangements.

Shea "Rita" Mullins, 21,
passed away Dec. 30,
Survivors include
her parents, Kathy and
Roger Jerkins of Bristol
and Alaric Vince and
Gina Mullins of Craw- .
fordville; four brothers,
Vince Mullins, Jason Jerkins, Jeffrey Taff and Lee
Taff; nine sisters. Johanna Mullins, Jennifer Mullins,
Hope Jerkins, Gina Jerkins, Selena Jerkins, Savannah
Jerkins, Breanna Jerkins, Shala Jerkins and Chelsie
Taff; and a grandmother, Rita I. Dawkins of Sawdust;
nephew, Jordan Jerkins and two nieces, Danielle Mul-
lins and Hannah Taff.
In honor of Rita Mullins, her family will have a
memorial service Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at 5 p.m.
(CT) on Mexico Beach at the "Last In, First Out" house
located at 1103 Hwy. 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32401.
All friends and family are welcome to attend.
-Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in
charge of the arrangements.

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GRACEVILLE David Eugene "Pete" Skinner, 72, passed away
Monday, Jan. 2, 2006 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center fol-
lowing a brief illness. He was born in Slocomb, AL on Jan. 15, 1933 to
the late William Dolphus and Alta Lee Cassidey Skinner. He was a U.S.
Army veteran and retired from North Florida Lumber Company.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Skinner and a
daughter, Linda Wells.
Survivors include his wife, Kelly Jean Skinner of Litchfield, IL; four
sons, David Williford and his wife, Vicky of Chipley, Lamar Skinner of
Dothan, Wayne Skinner and his wife, Melissa of Lakeland, Greg Skinner
and his wife, Pam of Blountstown; two daughters, Wanda Carnley and
her husband, Barry of Graceville, Sandy Ward and her husband, Gerald
of Dothan; two brothers, Jr. Skinner of Chipley and Billy Skinner and his
wife, Sarah of Milton; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at James and Lipford Funeral Home in
Graceville Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services are scheduled to be held Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. at
Damascus Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Ivy officiating. Interment will
follow in the church cemetery.
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FNGLA announces 2006 Florida Plants of the Year

The Florida Nursery, Growers
and Landscape Association
(FNGLA) recently announced
their 2006 selections for Florida
Plants of the Year. The Florida
Plants of the Year program is
designed to promote the use
of superior and proven Florida
Launched in 1998, the Florida
Plants of the Year program
promotes the use of under-
utilized, but proven, Florida
plant material. Ornamentals are
selected on an annual basis by a
group of growers, horticulturists,
and University of Florida
This year's selection includes
palms, perennials and several
tropical plants. You can view
all- the plant selections at
www.fnga.org. Several of the
selections are more suited for
warmer climates but a few can
be grown successfully in our
local landscapes or used as

The -cast-iron plant known
botanically as Aspidistra, is
very appropriately named.
Introduced in 1824, Aspidistra
were used as houseplants in
Victorian parlors. It remains
a popular choice because of its
"hard as iron" constitution.
Cast-iron plants were made for
those who don't think they have
green-thumbs. Sturdy, long-
lived and nearly bulletproof,
these evergreen perennials
will tolerate very low light and
almost.total neglect.
Aspidistra 'Milky Way', this
year's FNGLA selection, forms
a slowly spreading clump of
dark green leaves that are glossy
and speckled with white. It can
be used as a groundcover or as
a houseplant and is ideal for
shaded gardens.
In the landscape, the cast iron
plant produces inconspicuous
purple flowers spikes. You
will find the bizarre lily pad-

by Theresa Friday,
Extension Horticultural
Agent, Santa Rosa County

like flowers at the base of the
foliage, where they are usually
appreciated only by snails and
Plant care is simple. Keep
them on the dry side and keep
them in low light conditions.
After landscape establishment,
water them only when the soil
dries to avoid root rots and
insects. Clumps of cast iron
plants may be divided, but look
out for nests of paper wasps that
sometimes take up housekeeping
on the underside of the broad
Phalaenopsis Baldan's
Kaleidoscope 'GoldenTreasure',
an orchid, is another 2006 Plant
of the Year. These orchids are
sometimes called the moth
orchids because their broad
flowers look a bit like colorful

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This Phalaenopsis orchid is
"Golden Treasure', and was
selected because it produces
lots of colorful flowers.

moths. The flower of this orchid
has red lips, reddish purple
striping and a strong yellow
background that lightens to pale
yellow. It received the American
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Like other Phalaenopsis, this
one grows well in bright light
but not in direct sun. An east
window is ideal, but they also
thrive in shaded south or west-
facing windows. Plants do best
at day temperatures of 70 to 80
degrees F and 60 to 65 degrees
F at night. They prefer a high
relative humidity of 50 to 80
African blue basil (Ocimumsp.
hybrid) is another variation on
a houseplant that can be grown
outdoors. It has been around
since 1982. While it can be used
as a seasoning herb, its value is
more ornamental than culinary.
African blue basil plants form
clumps about two feet tall and
three feet wide. The plants have
a purplish-blue cast. Leaf veins,
flower spikes and stems are
purple while the rest is green. A
sweet camphor aroma is noticed
with this plant.
Because the plant is sterile and
never makes a seed, flower stems
are longer, up to 18 inches, and
blooms until frost. Individual
flowers can be plucked from the
stem or whole stem segments can
be used for a dramatic addition
to a culinary bouquet.
African blue basil is more
suited to indoor growing than
most basils. If you want to over
winter the plant, either grow it
through the summer in a pot and
move it in before frost or grow
it in the ground and take tip
cuttings in early fall. These are
easily started in a glass of water
and then transferred to a pot for
the winter.
Yellow African bulbine
(Bulbine frutescens) is another
2006 FNGLA selection. Leaves
are fleshy, bright green, and
shaped like slender, pointed
pencils. It blooms in late spring
to early summer and produces
many star-shaped yellow or
orange flowers that resemble
those of aloe. To encourage
further flowering, dead flower
heads should be removed.
dry conditions and grows best in
well-drained soil. Be careful not
to over water this plant. It prefers
full sun. Although it will grow
in containers indoors, it requires
maximum light. Bulbine is
hardy in zones 9B to 11. Since
most of Northwest Florida is
in zone 8, this plant should be
protected during cold weather.
Look for these plants at a
garden center near you. I can't
promise that you'll find them at
every nursery or garden center
but consumer awareness can help
encourage better availability in
the future.
Theresa Friday is the Residential
Horticulture Extension Agent for
Santa Rosa County. The use of
trade names, if used in this article, is
solely for the purpose of providing
specific information. It is not a
guarantee, warranty, or endorsement
of the product name(s) and does not
signify that they are approved to the
exclusion-of others: *




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Girls toddler bed with dollhouse
at headboard. Call 643-5828.
1-4, 1-11

Wall unit entertainment center,
$60. Call 643-5957 after 6 p.m.
ET. 1-4,1-11

Recliner, brown, $35. Call 643-
5957 after 6 p.m. ET. 1-4,1-11

Microwave cart with hutch, storage
cabinets in top and bottom, $35.
Call 643-5957 after 6 p.m. ET.
1-4, 1-11

Sofa and loveseat, tan, all together
with four recliners built in, $275. Call
379-3633. 1-4,111

Vacuum cleaner, $25; two halogen
lamps, both for $25. Call 643-
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Young girls clothing, eight small
garbage bags full, shirt sizes 10
through 14 and teen sizes 0/1, make
offer. Call 643-9332 after 3 p.m.
1-4, 1-11

Blue couch, cloth, good condition;
8 ft. black mesh satellite dish with
actuator arm, free to good home.
Call 643-2626, leave message.
1-4, 1-11.

Sony digital still camera, model
MVC-CD300,3.3rmp. This is a very
nice digital camera, uses Sony Ma-
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carries Lithium ion battery (has
one extra), 2 1/2 inch LCD screen,
built in flash plus all the extras. Has
carrying case, manual and charger,
$279. Call 508-7084. -
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Canon EOS Elan 11, W/28-80 Ul-
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on the market. Has built in flash and
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to manual, $229. Call 508-7084.
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Student camera special, Minolta
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all manual cameras as used by
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nice cameras for the home. Call
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Quazar TV, 25 inch screen: in a
beautiful 40 inch wood console,
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$75 gets it! Call 643-2298.
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Estaban guitar (with mother of
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1-4, 1-11

Riding mower, 12 1/2 hp. Briggs
& Stratton motor, 38 inch cut. Call
526-1753. 12-28,1-4

Portable generator, 3,500 watts,
brand new, $250. Call 643-4267.
12-28, 1-4

Couch, green with pillows, paid
$800, asking $150. Call 643-
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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:' 12-28,1-4

Ford F250, long wheel base wit
camper shell, $1,400 or best offel
automatic transmission, power
steering, power brakes, no A/C
Call 762-8343. 1-4,1-1

1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass station
wagon, power seats and windows
runs, very clean, body solid, $40(
Call 674-2720. 1-4,1-1

1997 Nissan Pathfinder, ,greer
136,000 iniles, fully loaded, ev
erything power, 2WD,.cloth seats
AM/FM CD player, tinted windows
asking $6,000 or best off6r. Ca
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1992 Chrysler Fifth Avenue
loaded,.all power, leather interior
V6 engine, four door, extra clear
excellent condition, $2,500 or bes
offer. Call 762-3687.

Chrome rims, 20 inch, $500; fou
18 inch used tires, good condition
$50. Call 643-3629. 12-28,-1-

1990 BMW Beamer, two doo
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1966 Chevy pickup, fleetside, lon
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT, 45,001
miles, cloth interior, six CD ex
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electric windows, locks and seats
keyless entry,. $17,000. Call 643
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Buy, sell, trade with an ad in the
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call 643-3333 or fax to 643-3334..

2005YamahaV-StarSilverado 650,
has hard chrome custom pipes,
carburetor has been jetted, has a
K & N air filter, 5,000 miles, loaded
with saddle bags, windshield and
back rest, asking pay-off $6,800.
Call 674-2255. 1-4,1-11

1999 Coachman travel trailer, 24
ft., $8,000. Call 762-8343.
1-4, 1-11

Cannon IP 1600 printer, new with
software, $40. Call 674-6242.
12-28, 1-4

VCR's, two, $30 for both. Call 674-
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Color TV, 13 inch with remote
control, in good shape, $25. Call
674-6242. 12-28, 1-4

LexMark Z-705 printer with soft-
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12-28, 1-4

Hewlett Packard scanner, Scan
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12-28; 1-4

Sony digital camera, 4.1 mega
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cyber-shot with 3x zoom with built
in flash, $175. Call 508-7084 in
Bristol. 12-28, 1-4

Wedding dress, beautiful Victorian
style, size 9/10, ivory in color, raw
silk and Battenbufg lace, detailed
with hand-sewn .pearls and glass
beads, matching veil. Must see, paid
$800 will sell for $250; ladies dia-
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has three rows of small diamonds
on each side, $200. Call 674-6172,
serious inquiries only please.
12-28, 1-4


Adorable kittens, two to
- from, both female, gray strip
, short haired, the other long
3. eightweeks old, free to goo
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'- Cur dog puppies, three to
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II ADBA Pit bulls, registered; two
to choose from, $200 each. Call
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Mini Chinese crested, hairless
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Quaker parrot babies, handfed,
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Chihuahua puppies, six, ready to
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$200 each. Call 674-3011 or 643-
1964 (cell). 12-28,1-4

AKC Pointer pups, German short-
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taking deposits. Call 674-8888 or
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Lost: Black and white female walk-
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a green tracking collar with orange
name. Lost in the vicinity of Old
Bristol Hwy. If seen call 643-2263.
1-4, 1-11

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.
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Call 643-1288. 12-28,1-4

1989 Pro-line, 21 ft., walk-about
cuddy cabin, galvanized tandum-
axle trailer, all in good condition,
200 hp Johnson motor. $4.000. Call
674-7138 or 899-0269, leave mes-
sage. 1-4T.1-25


Q: Since polyunsaturated fat
doesn't raise blood cholesterol,
can I eat a lot of it?
A: It is true that blood cho-
lesterol does not rise when you
eat polyunsaturated fat, which
is found mostly in vegetable oils
- such as corn, sunflower and
safflower oils and products
made with them. However, blood
cholesterol is not the only health
concern related to the different
kinds of fat that we eat. All fat
is concentrated in calories. Too
much of any kind makes it harder
to maintain a healthy weight.
The chemistry of cells in our
body can also change because
of the type of fat we eat. In large
amounts, polyunsaturated fats
can promote health problems and
aging because they make us more
vulnerable to damage from de-
structive "free radicals" that are
naturally produced during normal
body processes. Antioxidant vi-
tamins and phytochemicals help
to protect us from free-radical
damage, but we make their job
harder when we eat too much

polyunsaturaLt. fat. There is one
type of polyunsaturated fat, how-
ever, that we should eat more of.
The omega-3 fats found in fatty
fish like salmon, as well as in
walnuts, flaxseed and canola oil,
form hormone-like substances
in the body that decrease blood
clotting and inflammation. But
most of the polyunsaturated fats
Americans eat are another type
called omega-6 fats. Too much of
this fat causes an imbalance in our
body, increasing inflammation
that may set the stage for both
heart disease and cancer.
Q: Does the category "other
carbohydrate" on food labels
identify something we should get
more of or limit?
A: The nutrient category "oth-
er carbohydrate" appears on
Nutrition Facts labels underneath
"total carbohydrate." The amount
of sweeteners called sugar alco-

hols (such as xylitol, mannitol
and sorbitol) is included in the
figures for this group, but "other
carbohydrate" refers mainly to
complex carbohydrates, com-
monly called starches. This is
the main type of carbohydrate
in bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes
and starchy vegetables like corn.
Even in high-fiber whole grains
and beans, starches make up
more of the carbohydrate content
than does fiber. Since the foods
that supply complex carbohy-
drates provide many important
vitamins, minerals and healthful
phytochemicals, they are a basic
part of the lowfat, mostly plant-
based diet that is recommended
for heart health and lower cancer
risk. There is no universal goal,
however, for how much "other
carbohydrate" you should get.
Your activity level, age and body
size all influence how many calo-

ries, as well as how many other
carbohydrates, you should have
for your energy needs. But try not
to overdo either one. Eating more
calories than you burn makes
weight control difficult, and too
much of any carbohydrate sends
blood sugars out of control in
people with diabetes.
Q: How do you cook winter
squash without adding a lot of
A: Varieties of winter squash,
such as acorn, hubbard and but-
ternut, are more concentrated in
several nutrients than summer
squash. Winter squash's dark or-
ange color is a hint that it's an out-
standing source of carotenoids,
which are antioxidants that seem
to work in several ways to help
prevent cancer. Winter squash is
also a good source of vitamin C,
dietary fiber and potassium. Po-
tassium may aid blood pressure


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week and must be paid in advance. We do not bill for classifieds.-
Wooded land for sale, located in acres, $65,000; 20 acres, $200,000 ages and sizes. Call 674-2104.

sealed w/ warranty. -Can
deliver. 850-545-7112

Brand new sleigh bed,
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nightstand. $575, slill boxed,
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BED, a sleigh bed including
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NEW in box, only $275. Call

plastic with warranty. $165,
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Bedroom ALL NEW 7 PC
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$650 NEW Micro fiber
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oak table w/ in lay, ball & claw
feet, leaf, 2 arm chairs, 4 side
chairs, hutch/buffet. $4500
sug. list, sacrifice $1900. 850-
222-2113 -
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
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MATTRESS New full -set in
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Cain Co Uounty, 1 acres, 1 ,uuu.
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
762-8025. 12-21 T. 2-8

52 acres in Altha, $400,000 will
divide; 1/2 acre, $10,000; 1/2 acre,
$14,000; three acres, $30,000; six

Christian, non-smoking
lady looking to share
2BR/1 BA house
in Bristol.
$300 month
Call Jeanie Whittaker
at (850) 447-1533 (cell),
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control. Although some recipes
do add quite a lot of butter or mar-
garine to the squash, this practice
is unnecessary to enjoy winter
squash's wonderful flavor. You
can cut it in cubes instead and add
it to stir-fries and stews. Or roast
it in the oven alone or with other
vegetables, drizzled with a bit of
olive oil. After steaming it, you
can also pure it in a blender or
food processor and add it to soup.
Or top it with a bit of honey and
sprinkle with cinnamon.
Q: Dietary recommendations
say we should limit the amount of
red meat we eat, but aren't only
processed meats like sausage and
hot dogs linked to cancer risk?
A: Since some studies of diet
and cancer risk place fresh red
meats in the same category as
processed red meats, it is some-
times hard to tell which meats
contribute to cancer risk. But the
large EPIC (European Prospec-
tive Investigation into Cancer and
Nutrition) study analyzed the two
kinds separately. People who ate
the most fresh red meat (more
than 2.8 ounces a day) had a 17
percent greater risk of colon can-
cer than those who ate the least.
Consuming the same amount of
sausage and other processed red
meats caused an even greater
increase in risk. The reason pro-
cessed meats may be a greater
cancer concern is the sodium
and nitrites or nitrates that they
may contain. Research suggests,
however, that fresh red meat may
damage the DNA of colon cells:
and increase the formation of cer-
tain cancer-causing compounds
within the gut. If you want to
eat red meat, you should choose
lean cuts to cut back on saturated
fat. Marinate or cook the meat at
moderate temperatures to prevent
it from forming carcinogenic
HCAs (heterocyclic amines). But
no matter how little fat or how
low the cooking temperature, the
American Institute for Cancer
Research recommends that you
should limit your consumption
of red meat to no more than three
ounces a day. By filling most of
your plate with vegetables, fruits,
whole grains and beans that are
full of nutrients and good flavor
- you will easily feel satisfied
with a small amount of meat.
The American Institute for Can-
cer Research (AICR) offers a Nu-
trition Hotline (1-800-843-8114) 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday-Friday.
This free service allows you to ask
questions about diet, nutrition and
cancer. A registered dietitian will
return your call, usually within 48
hours. AICR is the only major can-
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the link between diet, nutrition and
cancer. The Institute provides edu-
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ofAmericans learn to make chang-
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nutrition and cancer. AJCR's web
address is www.aicr.org. AICR is a
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Asian beauties find their way to America

by Sandy Miller Hays,
Agricultural Research Service
Since January is traditional- -
ly the month of the Miss Amer-
ica contest (although this year
Miss America will be crowned
in Las Vegas, which is a first),
this seems an appropriate time,
to introduce you to another
"beauty"-a flower named Ly-
Perhaps you've seen some
of these flowers before, al- .
though they're generally not
well-known to Americans, with
good reason: There are only
two species readily available
in this country, Lycoris squa-
migera and Lycoris radiata. But Golden-yellow flowe
if you're in the Washington,
D.C., area, you can see L. squa-
migera, L. radiata and their less and he's hybridized Lycoris.
familiar Oriental cousins in the This hybrid could someday turn
Asian Collections at the U.S. up in your local nursery or gar-
National Arboretum. In fact, den center as a new cultivar.
nome newly introduced species The name "surprise lil_" ac-
.bloomed there for the first time tally comes from th'e flowers
in the summer of 2005. rarity in this country and its
Also known as "surprise lil- elaborate flowering .pattern.
ies," Lycoris species have en- The flower has a stalk that's
tranced one scientist at the-Ag- up to 20 inches tall, topped by-
ricultural Research Service for six to nine red. yellow or white
re than 20 years. In 1984, he frill) flowers. And here's good"
collected several unidentified news for gardeners: Lycoris is
.Lycoris from. Anduck Valley,- resistant to pests and it's a very
on Korea's Jeju Island. Then durable bulb, tolerating the_
in. 1998, more Lycoris species extremes of drought and wa-
were collected in Japan, Korea terlogging as well as poor soil
and China. conditions.
When those lilies were stud- An American cousin of in-
ied closely, they certain\ li\ed
up to their name by surprising
the scientists. DNA molecu-
lar markers and chromosome
studies proved that some of the
unidentified Lycoris collected
from Anduck Valley were actu-
ally L. incarnata, a species that -
was previously known to be na- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
tive only to China!, : CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
-. Although it's possible that
L. incarnata was brought from CASE NO: 2005-0368-CA
China to Korea by bulb collec- CRYSTAL G. HOBBY,
tors, there's no record of this, Petitioner
so it's something of a mystery.
In fact, over the past six years, and
The ARS scientist and Korean DANIEL C. THOMPSON,
collaborators have made exten-
sive visits to areas near Anduck Respondent.
Valley, looking for any more NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
L. incamata there. But the only DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
Lycoris they've found has been:
the Jeju Island native, L. che- Thompson e of RespndntDaniel C.
ARS now has the L. incar- {Respondent's last known address) P.O.
A now as e L. car- Box 33, Blountstown, FL 32424 SE Pear
nata germplasm safely tucked Street
away at the Arboretum, and YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
it's being preserved at other been filed against you and that you are
locations as well. This means required to serve a copy of.your written
wi' defenses, if any,toiton {nameof Petitionerl
the germplasm will be main- CrysialG. Hobby.whose address is 19098
stained for future generations, NW379CR, Bristol, FL32321onorbefore
and'- a alw fo shariFeb. 17, 2006, and file the original with
and also allows for sharing the the clerk of This Courr at 20859 Central
germplasm for genetic studies: Ave. E. RM #130, Blountstown, FL32424
And just in case L. incarnata beforeserviceon Petitionerorimmediately
And ust case L. ca thereafter:. f you fail to do so, a default
really was native to Jeju Island maybeenteredagainstyoufortherelief
and has simply become extinct demanded in the petition.
there, its bulbs have been plant- Copies of all court documents in this
ed in the Anduck Valley for res- case, including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
toration. flce. You may review these documents
You won't have to travel to upon request.
the Far East to see these beau- You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
ties for yourself; the ARS sci- Court's office notified of your current
e h able t success-" :address. (You may file Notice of Cur--
entist has ben able to success rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
fully propagate various Lycoris Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
spcPie tha.t have n..r hneve rbfor Future papers in this lawsuit will be
.. .... ,. .... ... ..malled to.the address on record at the -
been' seen in:this" hemisphere, clerk's office.

around old houses, where they
grow under big shade trees.
In China, Japan and Korea,
wild species of Lycoris grow
in shady woodlands, so the
U.S. National Arboretum, with
its acres of big trees, makes a
wonderful home for this spe-

.cies, which grows throughout
the Arboretum grounds.
In the future, depending on
the results of cold-hardiness
tests, visitors to the Arboretum
may also have the pleasure of
seeing other Lycoris that at
one time were only on display
to -travelers to the Orient-and
perhaps someday American
gardens will be graced with
these Asian beauties.

rs of Lycoris aurea.

carnata, Lycoris radiata, was
once a popular plant in South-
ern gardens. L. radiata has
small, narrow, straplike, blue-
green leaves that die away in
early spring. Then, in August, a
15- to 20-inch spike shoots up
from the soil, which is how L.
radiata got its common name,
resurrection lily. Also called the
red spider lily or the red hurri-
cane lily, L. radiata in its full
glory has a complex, bright-red
flower with many very long
The other Lycoris familiar
to Americans is L. squamig-
era, also known as magic lily.
Sometimes you can find these

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: December 13, 2005.
Ruth Attaway, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: L. Flowers, Deputy Clerk 4T. 125


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Pet owners warned to avoid potentially toxic product

Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson today cautioned pet
owners against feeding their
animals any of 19 Diamond Pet
Food products that are/ made
with corn and produced at
the company's Gaston, South
Carolina, facility.
Bronson's warning was issued
in the wake of the company's
recall of the products, which
was precipitated by Diamond's
discovery of aflatoxin in a
product manufactured at the
company's South Carolina plant.
Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring
toxic chemical by-product from
the growth of fungus on corn
and some other crops.
The company has halted the
distribution of the products to
retail stores, and consumers
who already have purchased
the products are being asked to
return them to the location at
which they were purchased for
a refund. _
Meanwhile, inspectors in
Bronson's department are
checking feed stores; pet stores
and other locations which sell-
Diamond Pet Food products to
make sure that all of the suspect
products have bee- removed
from store shelves.
The specific prod cts subject
to the recall are:
-Diamond Low Fat Dog Food,
Diamond Maintenance Dog
Food, Diamond Performance
Dog Food, Diamond Premium
Adult DogFood, Diamond Puppy
Food, Diamond Maintenance
Cat Food, Diamond professional
Cat Food.
*Country Value Puppy,
Country Value 'Adult Dog,
Country Value High Energy
Dog, Country Valde Adult Cat
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Professio-nal Reduced Fat
Chicken and Rice Dog Food,
Professional Adult Dog Food,
Professional Large Breed Puppy
Food, Professional Puppy Food,
Professional Reduced Fat Cat
Food, Professional Adult Cat
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