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The Calhu.i-r.Lui .y
Liberty Co. School Board hopes
DOE will approve Hosford plan
RIDE FOR THE KIDS
Ed Mercer and Stanley Johnson check out
Shorty Messer's motorcycle as he straps his
puppy in a chest pouch before revving up for
the road while taking part in Saturday's Ride
for the Kids Poker Run in Liberty County. For
more on the day's event, see page 32.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Funds coming in for hospital.
with $350,000 from Calhoun
Commission, loan from Blountstown
City Council and $10,000 check
from Rotary Club .:...Pages 2 & 5,
Teen keeps from leaving fingerprints
but drops his driver's license at
break-in site.............Page 2
Readers SPEAK UP! about
vandals' apology, Liberty County's
$20 million opportunity, Health
Dept. issue and fuel stolen from
fire truck.............Pages 14 & 15
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Liberty County's oldest school is going to have to
wait the longest for much-needed improvements if a
local group meeting with the Department of Education
(DOE) this week fails to convince them otherwise.
Last year, the Liberty County School District was
encouraged to apply for funding through the state's Spe-
cial Facilities Program, created in 1981 by the Florida
Legislature to help small schools in rural areas keep
their buildings in shape.
Districts must apply for funds and designate their
areas of critical need to be considered. As part of the
process, a consultant was hired to make an independent
evaluation of the county's schools, said Liberty County
School Superintendent David Summers. "He said Hos-
ford School a: the facility that needed the most imme-
diate attention," according to Summers. The consultant
cited the lack of library and science lab and noted that
safety improvements were needed in the bus loading
area. He also said structural improvements were needed
in existing classrooms. Summers explained.
Other needs listed by the consultant included a new
cafeteria, media center. resource rooms, custodial spaces
and a covered play area. It was also noted that the school
needs to iniprove campus security and correct drainage
The consultant recommended that Libert) County
High School be the county's second priority. It needs
less critical renovation and the cost is much greater
- estimated at approximately $15 to $20 million.:
But \hen the school board asked for $5 million in
funding to upgrade Hosford School, they got a sur-
The DOE committee that reviewed the county's
funding request rejected the Hosford School proposal
and recommended that the county take on the LCHS
Summers admits his first reaction was a bad one. "I
got mad," he said, explaining, "We have done everything
we were supposed to do," he said, surprised that the
request was turned down. He said they were told the
Hosford project could be considered again in 2009.
And he's not the only one upset. In two recent com-
munity meetings, Hosford residents are concerned that
putting the high school first might eventually lead to
scaling back classes in Hosford and perhaps even clos-
ing the school.
The DOE not only asked the school district to put the
Hosford project on the backburner, they had a recom-
mendation. "They suggested we move some middle-
schoolers up to the high school site to increase the
numbers there," Summers said.
"If they give us this money at the high school and we
build additional space, then why would they even fund
the Hosford project?" asks school board member Kyle
Peddie. He's afraid that accepting the money for the
high school renovations will lead to eventual consolida-
tion of the schools. "It's the first step to close Hosford
School down," he said.
"We've got a K-8 school that's an A school. These
kids test well and perform well," he said. "They basically
want us to start dismantling our K-8 schools which are
our best functioning schools in the county," he said, com-
menting that DOE is looking at the number of students
instead of the quality of education they're getting.
"It's an issue of basic fairness," he said. LCHS is
about 25 years old while the original Hosford School
building was constructed in 1938. In fact, just last week
school officials learned that the building has been added
to the state historic registry. That designation will allow
the district to apply for funds to maintain the original
A group from Liberty County is scheduled to meet
wth DOE officials Wednesday afternoon in a final ef-
fort to convince them to reconsider their rejection of the
Hosford School project. But whatever happens will have
to happen fast, the superintendent said. "We're under
the gun here because time is against us. A plan has to
be submitted by Feb. 28," Summers said.
Three emerge with minor injuries after collision in Bristol
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
It didn't take long for help to arrive
when a collision in front of the Apalachee
Restaurant left one man hanging upside-
down from his seat belt after his pickup
overturned in Bristol.
Several emergency workers and volun-
teer firefighters were having lunch at the
restaurant when they heard the squeal of
tires and a loud crash around 12:48 p.m.
Jesse Wayne Padgett, 56, of Blount-
stown, had just crossed the bridge into
Bristol and was turning left into the res-
taurant parking lot when he pulled into
the path of a car, hitting it nearly head-on,
according to FHP Trooper Dallas Jones.
The impact sent Padgett's 2006 Chev-
rolet four-door pickup into a spin. The
truck overturned and came to a stop on the
sidewalk. The 1994 two-door Pontiac car
he hit stopped in the road. The driver and
his passenger, both of Quitman, Georgia,
were not seriously injured.
"Everybody was strapped in and that
was a big factor in them not getting
Padgett's truck is shown after Friday's collision. BETH EUBANKS PHOTO
more injuries than they had," said Major seriously hurt.
Donnie Conyers of the Liberty County All three were taken to the emer-
Sheriff's Department. He added that agency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.
Padgett, "took a heck of a lick" when his Padgett was transferred to Tallahassee
truck slammed into the oncoming car. Memorial Hospital, where he was treated
Conyers said there was concern about and released. -
a possible neck injury as emergency Padgett's wife, Pat, who is an admin-
workers moved Padgett out of his truck istrative assistant at the Blountstown
after cutting the seat belt, but he was not Police Department, was waiting for her
husband to return with lunch when the
accident happened. "They had already
braced me for the worst," she explained
when she was told about the wreck. Re-
markably, she learned that his injuries
"He's got a displaced vertebrae and a
lot of soreness, but no internal injuries,"
she said, noting that due to the circum-
stances of the crash, "He's very fortunate
to be alive."
She said her husband is recuperating
at home and hopes to return to his job as
a probation officer next Monday.
"He was extremely lucky and we're
very thankful," she said noting that emer-
gency workers and volunteers were on
the scene almost immediately. "We just
got incredible service from bystanders
who helped until EMS got there," she
said, adding that they appreciated the
assistance received from EMTs and the
staff at the hospitals in Blountstown and
Both vehicles were totaled. Charges
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22,2006 -
Calhoun Co. Commission gives hospital $350,000; City
Council agrees to sponsor $600,000 loan for hospital
The Calhoun -. ..: ..- ..
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made a big invest-
ment in the com-
munity Tuesday after
to make a one-time
grant of $350,000 to
Hospital Board to
aid in their efforts to
build the facility into
a true community-
Of that total,
$200,000 was taken
from the county's
indigent care ac-
came from funds re-
turned to the county
from Clerk of Court
Ruth Attaway's of-
fice budget and the
final $50,000 came from general revenue.
After a week's deliberation, the members
of the Blountstown City Council-returned to
the table Monday night and agreed unani-
mously to support Calhoun-Liberty Hospital's
Deputy finds two
loaded guns after
traffic stop Sunday b
A man who reacted nervously after a Calhoun fr
County deputy pulled him over for speeding
wound up in. custody after the officer discovered
the 24-year-old driver wasconcealing tw\o loaded re
weapons, according to a report from the Calhoun e,
County Sheriff's Department. G
Aaron Denard Bro0 ni. 24, could not produce
,.a driver's license, but handed over a military ID p
showing that he was in the U.S. Navy when he was
.stopped around 11 p.m. Sunday on State Road 20 a
by Deputy William Dalton. (t
As the deputy talked with him, Brown became
more and more nervous and began shaking, sweat-
ing and avoided eye contact with the officer.
When asked if he had any illegal drugs in the
vehicle, Brown said no. Then, instead of respond-
ing when the officer asked if he had any weapons,
Brown started to put his hand into his pocket. After /i
seeing the handle of a gun, the deputy reached in .
and grabbed Brown's hand to keep him from pulling
the gun. Dalton then retrieved a loaded 9mm Ruger th
handgun from Brown's right front pocket.
The deputy yelled at Brown to keep his hands up
but Brown tried to reach for something at his waist.
The deputy discovered another weapon also a 9
mm handgun --tucked into Brown's waistband.
After callingforbackup, Brown was handcuffed.
and taken to the county jail where he was charged
with two counts of carrying a concealed firearm and
cited for driving 55 mph in a 35 mph zone.
j 13 :L
request to sponsor a $600,000 loan with the
Florida Office and Tourism and Trade through
the Enterprise Zone Program. The City Council
will make the loan and then turn over the funds
to the facility to assist in its effort to function un-
Feb. 14: Richard Lamb, aggravated assault, deadly
battery; John McClendon. VOP; J.P. Owens, sentence
Feb. 15: Christopher Jones. DUI.
Feb. 16: Chadrick Capps, disorderly intoxic nation, VO1
resisting with violence, battery on law enforcement office
scape; Michael Lytle, burglary of structure, grand thef
erald Tolley, VOP (county): Wayne Luke, VOP (county
Feb. 17: Ernest Patterson, driving while license sus
ended or revoked (habitual).
Feb. 19: Derek Skipper, VOP (county), theft, burglary c
structure;, Aaron Brown, carrying a concealed weapo
Feb. 13: Jeffery Stone, DUI, driving while license su,
ended or revoked.
Feb.'18: Charles Edward Peterson, VOP.
Feb. 19: Hermelindo P. Bulbeuna, DUI, no driver'
cense; Terry Lee Alexander, VOCC, felony, criminm
'stingsincludenamefollowedbychargeandidentificationof arrestingagency. Thenamesabovereprese,
Pose charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
Feb. 13 through Feb. 19, 2006 .
Accidents..............02 Traffic Citations..................13
.Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......62
Business alarms....04 Residential alarms..........00
der a local board instead of a private company.
Blountstown City Council accountant Tommy
Tucker, who also works with the hospital board,
is shown, as he discusses the risk factors at
Monday's meeting. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
d license behind
a at break-in site
r, A Calhoun County teenager is in custody after
t; leaving investigators a big clue following a break-
). in at the Kinard Community Center: his driver's
Derek Lee Skipper, 18, is being held without
)f bond .after being charged with theft, burglary of a
n structure and a probation violation after the Feb. 19
According to a report from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department, Skipper went to the building
3- Sunday and pried open a door to get into the center's
kitchen, where he broke into a cabinet, stole a bag of
potato chips and went through the freezer. When he
's later confessed to the break-in, he told deputies he
l covered his hands with his sleeves to be careful not
to leave any fingerprints behind.
it He then went outside and sat at a nearby picnic
table to eat the chips and then tossed the bag in a
dumpster. A deputy noticed potato chips scattered
around the picnic table and when he looked a little
closer, he discovered Skipper's driver's license face
down on the ground under the table.
During an interview with a deputy, Skipped con-
fessed after the-officer pointed out that his shoes
appeared to match the prints of those found at the
scene of the break-in.
Man charged with escape, battery & resisting after intoxication arrest
A Calhoun County deputy's problems
with a suspect got worse after he dropped
the man off at the county jail last week.
-- When Deputy Bliss Moreau arrested
Chad Capps last Thursday during an al-
tercation at Sutton Creek Apartments in
Bloimtstown, Capps readily admitted he'd.
had "'10 to 11 beers within the past three
or four hours," according to the officer's
Moreau took him to the county jail and
booked him on a disorderly intoxication
charge. Moments after the officer left the
jail, he got an urgent radio call to return
and went back to find Capps attempting
The deputy walked in to see Capps
"briskly walking toward the front door,
pointing his finger and yelling." Capps
grabbed Moreau by the shoulder and tried to
4M.0tMia -GCA pps,e-aAmIPJe,4aOw9, i bebihavw~a asrwhe.beaded for-the door.
After grabbing Capps and forcing him
back into the jail, Capps charged at the of-
ficer with his fists balled up, according to
the deputy's report. At that point, Moreau
used his M-26 taser gun on Capps, hitting
him twice in the chest.
Capps remained combative and forced
his way into the booking area while ignor-
ing commands to stop. Moreau again fired
his taser and at that point, Capps fell to his
.kneesandsaid, "'Please don't do that again..
I have a bad heart."
Capps was handcuffed and examined by
EMS workers as the probes were removed
from his chest. After his vital signs were
found to be within normal range, Capps
was put in a cell.
In addition to the disorderly intoxica-
tion charge, Capps is being charged with
escape, battery of a law enforcement of-
ficer, resisting an officer with violence and
violation-of-probation. .....-.- -.
FEBRUARY 22,2006 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
Chipola College auto tech program
is named a Bellwether finalist
,- o vs^ %-.v .. MARIANNA-Chipola
AI TI II)1EOS NOW College's innovative program
in Automotive Technology
SDVD's DV D Players *TV's recently was selected as a finalist
for a Bellwether Award in the
Carports Utility Sheds Workforce Development.
bC U liy S e hipola instructor John
Hours of Operation: Wednesday Friday 10a.m. 6 p.m. Gardner presented an overview
Saturday's 10 a.rmi. 4 p.m. of his successful program at the
Closed on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Community College Futures
Assembly held Jan. 23 Orlando.
Located 1.8 miles east of Bristol on Hwy. 20 Gardner said, "Our futuristic
training program utilizes an
in partnership with local
Lf ,P yo T- 6 1 OP dealerships, shops, and an
*O v i v o r J gotA. advisory committee to provide
our students with the competitive
ST edge in this ever changing high-
Or M ao ? tech training environment."
The program also was named.
Come see Florida's Best Business &
Education partnership in 2004.
Rebecca, Genia Chipola's. powerful
and Samantha partnership has resulted in
increased enrollment and
for a spa pedicure. retention as well as,an increase
in employment .potential.
Donations from industry partners
: BR ING A have enabled Chipola to leverage
funds from several grants as well
FRI E N D as private industries to build a
curriculum that meets the. needs
2 fr $A .r $ 5 e h of the automotive industry.
SChipola is a master-certified
National Automotive Training
Tanning bed and gift certificates available Education Foundation (NATEF)
program. Students in the high
MIyrlene's Beauty Shop program can access all lessons
Hwy. 20 in Bristol -* Call 643-2378 through a network of wireless
laptops via a central file server.
"In this technologically-
Altha High School
* 2006 SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Day Time
Feb. 23 Cottondale JVN Thursday 3:30/5:30
Feb. 24 Blountstown Friday 6:00
March 2 Hosford JV Thursday 3:30
March 3 Liberty Co. JV/V Friday 3:30/6:00 E
SMarch 9 *PortSt. Joe JV Thursday 4:00
* March 10 Blountstown Friday 5:00
March 11 *Malone JV Saturday 12:00
March 13 Grand Ridge Monday 5:30
I March 14 Cottondale JV Tuesday 4:00 -
March 16 Marianna JVN Thursday 4:00/6:00
March 17 Sneads JVN Friday 3:00/5:00
March 20 *McClay Monday 12:00
March 27 Vernon(Sneads) Monday 7:00 -
* March 31 Aucilla (Sneads) Friday 4:00
April 1 Port St. Joe (Chatt) Saturday 3:00
April 6 Wewa Thursday 6:00
I April 7 Sneads Friday 6:00
April 10 NFC Monday 5:00
April 11 Malone Tuesday 6:00
April 14 Liberty Co. Friday 6:00
I April 17 Aucilla Monday 1:00
* April 18 Carrabelle Tuesday 6:10
April 20 Grand Ridge Thursday 4:00
April 24-27 District Tourny TBA
: Home games are bold Away games are light
All limes are Central *indicates Double Header
This schedule sponsored by:
co-o Altha Farmer's CoOp
Altha Branch Blountstown Branch Marianna Branch *
* 762-3161 674-8102 482-2416
Amam am-m mam-mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm
sophisticated -industry that is
changing daily, a competitive
training environment along
with strong industry partners
ensure success for our students
and valuable employees for
the industry," said Gardner.
Chipola utilizes a three-step
training approach consisting of
classroom, computer laboratory,
and shops/dealerships which
ensure student success and 100%
mastery of each skills area.
Gardner said, "Chipola's.
goal is to train tomorrow's
workforce. My personal goal is
to help these students succeed.
With our strong partnerships,
we can guarantee visible and
measurable results which reach
far beyond the classroom."
Information on the 2006
Community *College Futures
Assembly is available on the
web at www.coe.ufl.edu/futures.
For information about
Technology program, call 850-
718-2306, or visit www.chipola.
SOCIAL WORKERS HOST RED CROSS TRAINING -
Tammie McArthur and Jerry Durfess, volunteers and trainers
for the Central Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross,
recently provided disaster relief training for 13 social workers
at Qhipola College. The training was sponsored by the Student
Social Work Organization of the University of West Florida @
Chipola, and the Northern Emerald Coast Unit of the Florida
Chapterof NASW (the National Association of Social Workers).
Another training session is planned for May and will be open
to anyone interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer. For
information contact Sherri Stone at 526-2761, Ext. 3356, or
sstone @uwf. edu. CHIPOLA PHOTO
CHIPOLA AUTO PROGRAM IS BELLWETHER FINALIST-
Chipola College's innovative program in Automotive Technology
recently was selected as a finalist for a Bellwether Award in
the Workforce Development. Pictured from left, are: Chipola
automotive students Cameron Pelt, Kirstin Menzies, instructor
John Gardner and Robert Hagen. CHIPOLA PHOTO
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22,2006
Third Annual Bluegrass
Spring Fling Sat., April 8
Mark your Calendars! The Third
Annual Bluegrass Spring Fling will be
held Saturday, April 8 at Liberty Coun-
ty's Veterans Memorial Park Civic Cen-
ter in Bristol.
Gates open at 9:30 a.m. (ET). Music
will begin at 10:30 a.m. inside the civic
center. Featured bands include River
Town Girls from Blountstown; Cross-
cut from Panama City; Blue Shades of
Grass and Silver and Gold from Talla-
There will be craft vendors, fun for
the kids, food, exhibits, and two-ft
gauge train ride (for adults and chil-
dren) through back of park. Admission
for all activities is $5 per person.
Plan to attend this fantasticc" all-day
event for the whole family, sponsored
by the Liberty County Arts Council.
For information call, 643-5491 or
Golf Fore Good
from Legal Services of North Florida Inc.
TALLAHASSEE Legal Services
of North Florida is honored to announce
Golf Fore Good, a charity golf tourna-
ment benefitting the legal needs of se-
niors, domestic violence victims and
children on Monday, March 6 at Kil-
learn Country Club in Tallahassee.
Senator Al Lawson, honorary chair,
will lead a field of community leaders,
legislators and business people in a fun
day of golf as they play to win a 2006
A putting contest will add to the day's
festivities along with our awards lun-
cheon; MC'd by local radio personality,
Prizes will be given for the best teams
and individual efforts. Registration and
putting contest begin at 8 am. with tee
off at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 6. Par-
ticipation is open to the entire commu-
On-line registration is available at
www.golfforegood.org or by calling
385-9007, ext. 22. Sponsorships are
AAANF Board of
from the Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida Inc.
The Area Agency on Aging for North
Florida Inc. will hold its Board of Di-
rectors meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23 at
10:30 a.m. (ET). The meeting will be
held at the Area Agency on Aging for
North Florida, 2414 Mahan Dr. in Tal-
For more information, call 488-
CALENDAR BIRTHDAYS Just call
in the person's name and date to be
listed on out weekly community cal-
endar. There is no charge. Callers
are asked to give their own name and
phone numberin case wene.edto verify
a spelling ordouble-check the date. We
encourage our readers to compile a list
of their family's and friends' birthdays,
printed clearly, and mail or fax them to .
us at The Journal. .2, J ivr-
Weight Loss Support Group
meets at 1 p.m. at Shelton Park Library
Rotary Club meets at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, noon
Boy Scout Troops 200 & 203
meet at 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church
AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door
Florida Peanut Producers
31 st Annual Membership meeting
Jackson Co. Agricultural Conference Center
in Marianna, 6:30 p.m.
VFW meets 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park
Congressman Allen Boyd's Rep.
will meet with the public from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (CT),
at the Calhoun County Courthouse; and from
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ET) at the Liberty County Courthouse
Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept.
meets 7 p.m. at the voting house
AA meets 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
Calhoun County Children's
at 9 a.m., at the W. T.
Neal Civic Center
Dance at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown from 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m.
AA meets 7:30 p.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
Blountstown Lions Club meets
6 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant
Altha Boy Scouts meets at 5:30 p.m.
at the Altha VFD
Mell-isa iers .
Brian &8e Mellisa
Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at the LCHS field house
Bristol Lions Club meets
7 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant
Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S.
meets 7 p.m. at Dixie Lodge
Girl Scout Troop 579
meets at W.T. Neal Civic Center,
5:30-7 p.m. '
Address correspondence to:
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
RO. Box 536
Bristol, FL 32321
Johnny Eubanks, Publisher
Teresa Eubanks, Editor
(850) 643-3333 or
1-800-717-3333 Florida Press
Fax (850) 643-3334 Association
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each
Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers
Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, Fla.
POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to:
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I 1jF y li.,'-')lry rtrr4 .
to hold classes
from North Florida Safety Council
The North Florida Safety Council an-
nounces the following schedule for Basic
Driver Improvement for Tickets, Sub-
stance Abuse for Learners Permit and
Advanced Driver Improvement for Sus-
pended Licenses. Dates and time are as
Four-hour Basic Driver Improvement
*Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon in Mari-
*Feb. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Mari-
*March 11 from 8 a.m. to noon in Chi-
*March 18 and March 25 from 8 a.m.
to noon in Marianna
*March 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Mari-
Four-hour Substance Abuse for Learn-
*Feb. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Marianna
*March 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Chi-
*March 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Mari-
12-hour Advanced Driver Improve-
ment for Suspended Licenses
*March 12 from 7 a.m. to noon in Mar-
The Marianna office is located at 2944
Penn Ave. and Chipley class is held at
711 Third St., in Chipley. For more infor-
mation, call 482-5523 or www.nflasafety.
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
FEBRUARY 22,2006 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5
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Pictured, left to right, Ken Sheppard, Ben Burnham, Dave Burke, Laddie Williams, Tim Adams,
Phil McMillan, Vicki Montford, Jessie Ehrich and Rev. Steve Warren.
B-town Rotary donates $10,000
to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
from the Calhoun Co.
Chamber of Commerce
Membership 'Meeting At
the Chamber's regular member-
ship meeting last Thursday, the
Blountstown Rotary donated
$10,000 to the Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital (to help finance the Cat
" Scan). Now that the hospital is a
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Introducing the area's newest hair salon
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Open for business March, 2006
To schedule your appointment call:
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"non-profit" organization, indi-
viduals and organizations can do-
nate to the hospital and get a tax
credit for doing so (also, the hos-
pital is in the Enterprise Zone, so
EZ tax credits are also possible).
Please support your community
and our hospital by working with
local citizens and groups to keep
the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital ac-
tive. Contact the Chamber or Ben
Burnham, Manager of the Hospi-
Hospital Board Member, Lad-
die Williams (of Tatum Hardware
in Blountstown) gave a heart-
warming speech about how the
community is pulling together
to support the hospital. Some
groups are painting and decorat-
ing hospital rooms as memorials
to specific Calhoun County orga-
nizations or individuals. Waldorff
Ace Hardware donated a wash-
ing machine and paint. Others
are considering helping finance
important equipment, like a CT
Cat Scan or Mammography Unit
(which brings revenue to the hos-
Dave Berk, Hospital Consul-
tant and speaker at the Cham-
ber's meeting, stated that the cur-
rent effort is to keep the facility a
"community" hospital where the
profits will go back into the com-
munity. One method is to network
with a larger facility, like Bay
County's Hospital or Tallahas-
see Memorial. A key issue is to
keep the "critical access" license,
since a new Federal requirement
prohibits giving "critical access"
licenses to facilities within 35
miles of each other.
Vicki Montford, Chamber
President, challenged each mem-
ber in attendance to sell ten tick-
ets to the Chamber's Annual
Banquet. The banquet is an ex-
cellent fundraiser opportunity for
the Chamber and a wonderful oc-
casion to promote your business
for door prizes and other awards.
-Members who would to join the
challenge or make donations are
asked to contact the Chamber via
telephone, 674-4519 or e-mail:
Janice Watson, ARPC (and
. als.o on the. Cbamnir. Board of
C: X P new En-'
terprise Zone maps to the mem-
bership. Maps are on display at
ARPC (Apalachee Regional Plan-
ning Council in Blountstown), the
Chamber, and Calhoun County
Building Inspection. By the end
of next week, the Chamber will
also have hard copies of smaller
maps for distribution.
"After Hours" Event The
Superior Bank of Blountstown
is sponsoring the Chamber's first
"After Hours" Event on Tues-
day, February 28th at 5:30 p.m.
Plans are for inembers and poten-
tial new members to meet at the
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, ex-
change business cards, and take a
tour of the hospital. Please RSVP
to the Chamber by Friday, Feb. 24
for a head count on refreshments
at next Tuesday's event. Future
events are planned on a quarterly
basis at other business locations;
just contact the Chamber to spon-
sor and/or hold a future event at
New Member Tri-State
Land & Timber, Inc. is a new
member of the Chamber. The
company is a timber broker, land
clearing, and real estate business.
Please stop by 17306 SR 20 West
(west of Blountstown) and wel-
come them to our membership.
Janet C. Foran, Office Manager,
is the contact person at (850)
Main Street & KCCB Main
Street and KCCB are taking de-
signs and payments, through the
Chamber, for the Christmas Card
Project. The desired Christmas
designs will be drafted on 4 x 4
plywood with the designs painted
.by inmates at the State of Flori-
da/Calhoun County Correctional
Institution. To purchase a Christ-
mas Card, submit a check for
$75, payable to "Keep Calhoun
County Beautiful," and a card
design to the Chamber. If you
need help with a design, KCCB
has left several card designs with
At last week's Blountstown
City Council meeting, President
Tony Shoemake was asked to
gather information for a commit-
tee on downtown standards/de-
sign and report at the next meet-
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Making way for spring growth
Park, with the
staff and staff
from The Nature
at the park's
Feb. 14 near
burned a little
over 200 acres I,
ve g etat ion,
reduce the risk
of wildland fire-
and to prepare
the area for future
activities that will
be used improve
Photos by Bill
Where to spring turkey
hunt without special-
If you were not lucky enough to get drawn
for a spring turkey special-opportunity or quota
permit, do not fret because there are numerous
wildlife management areas (WMAs) that do not
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) offers 29 public hunting
areas statewide on which to spring turkey hunt
with just a hunting license, WMA permit and
These hints are made possible through
FWC's partnerships with the state's Division of
Forestry, Florida's water management districts,
U.S. Forest Service, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, U.S. National Park
Service and the U.S. Department of Defense for
their contributions of properties to the state's
public hunting system.
Hunters need only a hunting license, WMA
permit and turkey permit to spring turkey hunt
on the following areas:
(eastern turkey's range)
Spring turkey season runs
March 18- April 23
*Apalachicola National Forest 581,837 acres
in Franklin, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties.
Camping and ATVs allowed.
*Apalachicola River Wildlife Environmental
Area 81,754 acres in Franklin and Gulf
counties. Camping and ATVs allowed. WMA
permit not required.
*Aucilla WMA 47,532 acres in Jefferson
and Taylor counties. Camping allowed.
BIG BEND WMA
*Hickory Mound Unit- 14,427 acres in Taylor
County. Daily use permit required. ATVs
*Jena Unit 12,522 acres in* Dixie County.
Daily use permit required. ATVs allowed.
*Spring Creek Unit 14,600 acres in Taylor
County. ATVs allowed.
*Tide Swamp Unit 19,538 acres in Taylor
County. Daily use permit required.
*Blackwater WMA 191,148 acres in Santa
Rosa and Okaloosa counties. Camping allowed.
*Eglin Air Force Base 265,000 acres in
Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.
Hunting and camping allowed only by permit
from Jackson Guard Natural Resource's Office
by calling (850) 883-1152. Only shotguns, bows
or muzzleloaders may be used. WMA permit
*Escambia River WMA 34,476 acres in
Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Camping
*Joe Budd WMA 11,039 acres in Gadsden
County. Saturday and Sundays only. There are
20, no-cost, daily quota permits available at the
check station on first-come, first-served basis.
Only bows or muzzleloaders may be used.
*Mallary Swamp WMA 29,463 acres in
Lafayette County. Season runs March 18 April
*Ochlockonee River WMA 2,790 acres in
Leon County. Saturday and Sundays only.
Only shotguns, bows or muzzleloaders may be
*Osceola National Forest 266,270 acres in
Baker and Columbia counties. Camping and
*Pine Log WMA 6,911 acres in Bay and
Washington counties. Season runs March 18
April 2. Camping allowed.
*Point Washington WMA 12,414 acres' in
*Talquin WMA- 3,053 acres in Leon County.
Saturday and Sundays only.
*Upper Chipola River WMA 7,377 acres in
Jackson County. Camping allowed only by permit
.from' Northwest" Florida'. Watet Mahagettent"
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FEBRUARY 22,2006 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9
scheduled at Landmark
Park in Dothan March 18
DOTHAN, Ala-The 20th annual Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention
will be held at Landmark Park in Dothan, Al. on Saturday, March
18. The contest, which begins at 1 p.m. in the park's Victorian-style
gazebo, is held annually in conjunction with "Spring Farm Day",
one of the park's oldest and most successful special events. The park
hosts the fiddlers' convention in an effort to preserve and encourage
this old-time music tradition. The 2006 "Spring Farm Day" is
presented by CenturyTel.
All acoustic musicians are invited to bring their fiddles,
guitars, banjos and other accompanying instruments to jam with
other musicians in the "Fiddlers' Comer" in the park's one-room
schoolhouse during the day.
Attending this year's event as a "featured fiddler"(non competing)
and judge is Sharon Bounds. Bounds lives in Northport, Alabama
and comes from a very musical family. Both of her grandfathers and
father were fiddle players. She has played fiddle since the age of
12. At age 18, she won the Alabama State Championship. She has
also won the Mississippi State Championship four times and placed
seven times in the top ten of the Grand Masters National Fiddling
Contest in Nashville. Bounds plays a variety of fiddle styles, from
Texas and cajun to country and bluegrass.
Contestants of the Old-Time Fiddlers Convention will compete in
four age categories for cash prizes and ribbons. Over. $1,400 in prize
money will be awarded, with a $300 cash first place award in both
the Adult and Senior:divisions. An Open Division will be offered
with no age or tune restrictions and winners will be award a first,
second and third place trophy.
Fiddlers who pre-register for Landmark Park's Old-Time Fiddlers'
Convention by March 10 will receive two. free admission passes to
the event. Participants who have not pre-registered must pay general
admission to the park:. $6 for adults, $5.00 Senior Citizens, and $3
All contestants not pre-registered must register by 12 noon the
day of the event. Registration to enter the Adult and Senior Division
of the Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention is $10. Registration is free for
the Youth, Junior and Open Divisions.
Other activities during Spring Farm Day include demonstrations
.of old-fashioned skills and crafts like plowing with mules and horses,
shearing sheep, blacksmithing, spinning, w%'ea% ing. chair caning,
basket making, open-hearth cooking, clogging..childrens games, a-
quilt display, arts and crafts and more. Spring Farm Da\ is co-hosted
by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and is sponsored by
the Houston County Farmers Federation and WDJR-FM .
Landmark Park is a 100 acre natural and cultural history museum
and serves as the Offical Museum of Agriculture for the state of
Alabama. The park is located on US Hwy 431, three miles north of
Dothan's Ross Clark Circle. To receive a registration form and rules
for the Old-Time Fiddlers Convention, or for more information about
Spring Farm Day, call 334-794-3452 or visit www.landmarkpark.
FSU Ed College helping
address teacher shortage
TALLAHASSEE It's not news that Florida has a shortage of
available teachers. What is disturbing, however, is the size of the
Current estimates show that the state will have 30,000 fewer
teachers than it needs for the next school year. A surge of students,
a swell in teacher retirements, and a constitutional amendment to
reduce class sizes have combined.to create an educational "perfect
storm" that threatens to overwhelm the state.
Now, working with a state grant, Florida State University's
College of Education is seeking to calm that storm in one area of
particular concern: secondary education.
"Our focus is on showing college students who haven't yet settled
on a specific career path that teaching is a viable option," said Pamela
S. Carroll, chairwoman of the department of middle and secondary
education within the college.
"There's a huge need for teachers in all areas, but the shortage of
middle and high school teachers is particularly acute," she added.
Marcy Driscoll, the dean of FSU's College of Education, said
that part of the challenge of getting college students interested in
teaching involves showing them that the rewards go well beyond the
Carroll said that her department has been collaborating with
officials at Tallahassee Community. College and at North Florida
Community College in Madison to encourage students who are
finishing up at both of those schools to attend FSU and pursue careers
in education; FSU also will make.soe of itscoursework in middle
aideeordsiryteduocaddn' available at those schools.'; '
Award recipients, pictured above, included Blountstown Fire Chief Ben Hall,
Tony Shoemake, Clarissa Hayes, Col. Logan Barbee, Brother Robert Griffin
and Mrs. Swier, who accepted the award for her husband, Steve Swier.
Dixie Masonic Lodge #109
honors community members
were recognized for their
contributions at last week's
annual Awards Dinner at
Dixie Masonic Lodge #109 in
Blountstown. Among those
Blountstown Fire Chief
Ben Hall, Community Service
-Col. Logan Barbee,
Community Service as
Protector of Freedom and
Defender of Humanity
-Major Danny Hassig,
Community Service as
Protector of Freedom and
Defender of Humanity
-Clarissa Hayes, Community
Service as Protector of
Freedom and Defender of
-Sheri Kever was honored
for her outstanding service
as an educator in the Liberty
County School System
-Sgt. Steve Swier of the
Liberty County Sheriff's
Office was recognized as
Law Enforcement Officer of
the Year for 2005
-Brother Robert E. Griffin
was recognized as Mason of
the Year for 2005 and received
a certificate of appreciation
from the Big River Scottish
Sheri Kever is shown below
with Masonic Lodge members
as they present her award.
Page 10-THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22,2006
Victory Rally with Evangelist John B. Todd
New Life Ministries/Sunny
Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church
of Altha will host a Holy Ghost
meeting and Victory Rally Sun-
day, Feb. 26 and Monday, Feb. 27
with Evangelist John B. Todd.
Pastor Chris Goodman and
the congregation of New Life
Ministries/Sunny Hill Pentecostal
Holiness Church of Altha would
like to extend an open invitation
to come and be part of a Holy
Ghost meeting and Victory Rally.
God is doing great things here at
the church and we are expecting
a supernatural move of God in the
areas of restoration, healing and
revival during these services.
Brother John B. Todd willbe
ministering in the morning ser-
vice starting at 10:45 a.m.'and at
6 p.m. on Feb. 26. On Monday
night, Feb. 27 there will be an
Evangelist John B. Todd
area-wide Victory Rally starting
at 7 p.m.
The church is located on the
corner of 69A and County Road
274 in Altha.
For more information, call the
church at 762-8220.
Revival with Rev. Steve Grimsley
Word of Truth and Pastor Ron Baker would like to welcome
you to special services this week. Rev. Steve Grimsley serves in
the healing ministry. Services will be Wedhiesday, Thursday, and
Friday, Feb. 22-24 at 7 p.m. nightly, and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.
The church is located at 19397 SW South Street in Blountstown,
behind City Tire on Highway 20. There will be prayer for the sick
For more information, call 674-4605.
Bread of Life Food Ministries
Bread of Life Food Ministries will give away groceries Saturday,
Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
The Bread of Life Food Ministries is located at Abe Springs Bap-
tist Church on Hwy. 275 South of Blountstown. Please bring an ID
card if you.have not signed up this year. For more information, call.
674-4376 or 674-5880.
We welcome your church announcements and remind you to be sure to include
the day and date as well as lime and location of each event. We also ask that you
include a phone number or directions to the church to make it convenient for our
There is no charge for church announcements, but te run each announcement
only once. If you would like to repeat the same announcement, we can do so but
must charge tor the space as though it were an advertisement.
Often, churches want to publicize events several nieeks prior to the activity. If
you can provide information about different aspects of the event, n e can run a series
of announcements. For example, it a church is celebrating homecoming. the first
story might be about the history of the church, the second story might give some
background on the singers or special speakers to be featured, and the third article
could focus on the day's schedule eo events. Each article should end with the basics
-time, date and location.
Please try to keep the articles no longer than one typewritten page or two hand-
written pages in length.
UWF Criminal Justice Program
advisor to meet at Chipola
MARIANNA-Rosa Jones, Academic Advisor for the Criminal
Justice Program of UWF will be on Chipola College campus to
advise current and prospective students from i1I a.m. to 2p.m. on the
following dates: Feb 28, March 14, 28, and April 11 and 25. Summer
registration for new and returning students begins in April.
Current students who need advising and anyone interested in the
Criminal Justice degree should. call to schedule an appointment.
Meetings will take place in the University Center located at 4344
5th Ave., across College Street from the Chipola Arts Center.
For information, call 526-2761, ext. 3285 or ext. 3356.
Calhoun Library offers computer classes
from the Calhoun County Public Library
The following computer
classes are being offered at the
Calhoun County Public Library:
*Introduction to eBay -
Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 9:30 to
*Buying on eBay Tuesday,
March 7 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
*Selling on eBay Tuesday,
March 14 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Pre-requisite: Basic computer
knowledge, an e-mail,,a&d_-ess;.
and Internet knowledge is a must
for taking this class.
One-to-one sessions are also
available by appointment. A cur-
rent library card is required. En-
rollment is on a first-come first-
served basis. Please come to the
Adult Computer Lab in person
to fill out an application before
Feb. 27. Enrollment is limited to
Call Jane Breeze, technical
if~m9(p8r- t4-S7-h 3 xt-3Z
gospel sing Feb. 25
There will be a gospel sing at
Jesus Christ Outreach Ministries
in Clarksville Saturday, Feb. 25
at 6 p.m. (CT). Several singers
will be featured playing live,
music. Everyone is welcome to
The building is located on
Hwy. 20 West, one mile past the
caution light in Clarksville on
the right. For more information,
Heralds of Hope
J. Mark Horst will be repre-
senting Heralds of Hope Wednes-
day, March 1 at 7 p.m. (CT) at
Red Oak Community Mennonite
Everyone is cordially invited
to come hear about the use of
radio to spread the gospel.
The church is located at 19247
NW CR 275, Altha. For more
information, call 674-4139.-
Prayer band meets
The Liberty Community
Prayer Band will hold prayer
service ThursdaN, Feb. 23 at 7:30
p.m. (ET):at the home'of Rev. and
Everyone is cordially inm ited
to attend. For more information,
call 643-4107. '
The Libern County Senior
Citizens would like to thank
LeRoy Clay, Ronald Redding
and Walter Lee Money for
helping us get wood to some
families that needed the wood
prior to this last cold spell we
Many thanks for lending us a
helping hand to continue services
to the elderly.
The Liberty County Senior
There is a $4 charge for notes of ap-
preciation. We suggest you mention the
event in question when you write your
thank-yous since manyof our readers may
not know what the note is referring to. In
the case ofa hospital stay, it's always nice
to make mention of it if the patient has
returned home and is doing well.
Please print dearly. You can mailyour
thank-you notes, with payment enclosed,
to The Journalat RPO. Box536, Bristol, FL
32321, orbringitbyourofficeon Summers
Road in Bristol.
Formoreinformaion, catThe Calhoun-
Answers in Genesis Family Conference
There will be a Answers in
Genesis Family Conference held
at the Jackson County Agricultur-
al Conference Center on Friday,
Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 in
Marianna. Friday's session be-
gins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30
p.m. Saturday's session is starts
at 9 a.m. and ends at approxi-
mately 3 p.m. A lunch, catered
by PoFolks, will be provided on
Saturday free of charge.
Answers in Genesis is a Cre-
ation Science ministry that be-
lieves in the authority of the
scriptures from the very first
verse. Topics to be discussed will
be the Origin of Life, the Fossil
Record, Evidence that Demands
a Creator, Dinosaurs and Biblical
Truth and much, much more.
The guest speaker will be Mike
Riddle of Answers in Genesis.
A church van will be leav-
ing the church parking lot at the
Traveler's Rest Free Will Baptist
Church in Clarksville at 6:30
p.m. on Friday and at 8 a.m. on
Saturday. If you would like to ride
For a wide range of
Plans, Fire and Dwelling
Policies, call for a
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AUTO HOME LIFE
along, all are welcome.
For further information, contact
Rev. Greg Bevan at 482-4157 or e-
mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Riddle will also speak
at the Traveler's Rest Free Will
Baptist Church in Clarksville on
Sunday morning, Feb. 26 at 10
a.m. and 11 a.m.
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GOD PREDESTINED US
TO BE HIS CHILDREN
Text: Ephesians 1:1-14
Robert J. Morgan tells a story
about a family of mice living inside
a large piano. Their world was filled
with sound and harmony. "They drew
comfort and wonder from the thought
that there was Someone who made
the music though invisible to them-
above, yet close to them."
One day a bold mouse went ex-
ploring. He came back describing how
the music was made. "Wires were the
secret; tightly stretched wires of grad-
uated lengths which trembled and vi-
brated. They must revise all their old
beliefs: None but the most conserva-
tive could any longer believe in the
Then another mouse, more dar-
ing than the first, discovered that
hammers stuck the wires that made
the music play. "It all went to show
that they lived in a purely mechani-
cal and mathematical world. The Un-
seen Player came to be thought of as
a myth. But the pianist continued to
There is a God. He is an all know-
ing, all powerful, ever present God. He
is the creator of the universe. He spoke
the world into existence. He formed
man out of the dust and breathed the
breath of life into him. Before the cre-
ation of the world, He planned to give
man a destiny of blessing.
God loved us so much that He
planned to adopt us as His holy chil-
dren. God is not far away or uninter-
ested in His creation. God wants to be
very close, very personal, and very
intimate with you. He wants you to be
God wanted it so much, that He
sacrificed His only Son, so we could
be adopted. The world didn't just
happen. Life didn't just appear. God
planned it. God made it. God sustains
it. God did to be with you.
FEBRUARY 22,2006 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11
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\% hen he % as born on Februanr 22. 1918. However. due
to an o\ eractiL e pituiiary gland. Wadlos was 5'6' tall b\ Ihe
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1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced red bell
2 teaspoons diced red
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
ground black pepper
fI launch peas, corn, carrots, celery, red bell
peppere, and onion in boiling water until
just tender. Drain. Combine
vinegar, cilantro, and
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.. and allow to stand for 30
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Braden Mayo is celebrating
his third birthday on Feb.
24. He is the son of Jennifer
and Ricky Mayo of Altha.
His grandparents are Dennis
and Vicky Robinson of Altha,
Ricky and Cheryl Mayo and.
Juanita and Norman Knapp of
Blountstown. He loves to ride
his firetruck with his cousin,
Kaylee, and shooting his gun
-with his daddy.
Mason Wright is celebrat-
ing his first birthday on Feb.
23. He is the son of Michael
and Joan Wright of Bristol.
His grandparents are Jimmy
Johnson of Bristol, Janice and
Reggie Etheridge of Bristol,
Beth Wright of Hosford, Jim
Wright of Sycamore, Lucille
and the late Edison Johnson
of Bristol and Cleve and the
late Ellie Mae Keverof Telogia.
His great-grandparents are
Bob and Dorothy Addis of Ft.
Lauderdale. He enjoys playing
with his big sister, Madison,
and spending time outdoors.
'i Jarred Michael Lemieux is
celebrating his first birthday
on Feb. 22. He is the son of
Jerry and Heather Lemieux
of Greensboro and the little
S" brother of Jay Lemieux. His
S- grandparents are Charles and
.. Donna Edwards, Robbie and
Cindy Rogers and Jimmy and
Alice Lemieux, all of Greensboro. He enjoys riding the golf cart,
and playing outside.
Shawn and Marsha Revell
are proud to announce the
birth of their daughter, Sydney
Addison Revell, born at 12:59.
p.m. on Jan. 4, 2006 at Tal-
lahassee Memorial Hospital,
She weighed 7 Ibs. and 9 oz.
Maternal grandparents are
Elmer and Jean Bevens of
Bonifay. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Harrell Wood and
Edna Revell and the late Millie
Revell of Bristol.
BIRTHDAY PHOTO Bring in a
current (within the past year) photo and
fill out a short form. If you do not have a
photo, we'll take one for you at no extra
charge. C.or iz. 5
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want to use an old photo (like a grade-
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Lions Club members finalizing the Lions Roar event.
Blountstown Lions plan 5th Annual Roar
The Blountstown Lions Club talented entertainers such as the
held their regular meeting on Feb. Rivertown Girls, Joel Hathway's
13, at the Apalachee Restaurant Easy Company, Annie Jo, Lisa Yon
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Can Liberty County afford to thumb its nose at $20 million?
To the editor:
I attended a meeting at Hosford
School last week along with many
others who share my feelings
about Hosford School. This
school is the heart of the Hosford-
Telogia community. Any threat to
Hosford School is like a personal
attack on many of us. I agree in
part with everyone who spoke up
at that meeting and I am so proud
to be a part of a community of
people who are willing to take a
stand on issues that concern all of
For me, and I suspect for
most of those people who were
at that meeting, the suggestions
that the eighth grade might be
moved to Liberty County High
School could be the first step to
the eventual close of Hosford
School. We were assured at that
meeting that not only does the
Superintendent, School Board
members and the Department
of Education not want to close
our school, they want to rebuild
it to meet the needs of today's
students. Some of the reasons I
believe that what they are saying
is true are: Hosford School is an
'A' school, it is growing in student
population and is expected to
grow faster than other parts of
Liberty County, and there is a no
room for our students at the only
other K-8 school in this county.
Any elected official who
would suggest that % e do away
with Hosford School would be
committing political suicide,
and might possibly be tarred,
feathered, and run out of the
Our county needs Hosford
School. And maybe I believe
them because I want so much to
see students at Hosford School
have new state of the art building,
furniture and equipment. I want
To the editor:
When two people who
knowingly perform an act of
misconduct (and therefore
automatically accept the
consequences that should
follow), those two individuals
are to be held responsible, should
have to reap the consequences
of the action, and should not.
associate an innocent group of
people with their actions.
When a small number of
students of the senior class at
Altha School read the apology
letters published in The County
Record and The Calhoun-
Liberty Journal, we were
outraged that this is the extent of
their "punishment". This is the
infamous "public apology" that
we were promised?
A majority of citizens in Altha
and in the county do not read
these newspapers and therefore
know nothing of the apology.
When has the punishment for
a crime been reduced to two
apology letters, restitution for
the danages THEY, did, and,
them to have a well-equipped, full
functioning library, an up-to-date
auditorium and a modem kitchen.
Most of what we have received
at Hosford School in my lifetime
has been leftovers and hand-me-
downs from other schools and we
have done pretty well with those.
Just think of what our children
could accomplish with first-rate,.
top-of-the-line facilities and
My fears that we might lose
Hosford School are that our
facilities (building, equipment,
technology capabilities, etc) are
old and are becoming dilapidated,
that they may become fire hazards
and that someone will come and
say these buildings are not safe
for children, you have to move
them out. Let's face it folks,
Liberty is a poor county. We do
not have funds to bring Hosford
School up to meet the standards
our children deserve. The State of
Florida does and that's where the
turmoil about what is best for our
children begins. In order for us to
get that money from the state to
make improvements to Hosford
School, we have to agree to meet
criteria they think is best not only
for Hosford students, but for all
Liberty County students. Do we
say "take your money and shove
it" or do we say "we don't agree,
but, in the best interest of all of
the students in.Liberty County
we will agree to make certain
provisions to meet your criteria?"
We are talking, about 20 million
dollars that could be spent for
Liberty County students. Can
we afford to thumb our noses at
If a student from any part of
our county goes to a public high
school in Liberty County, he/she
will go to Liberty County High
School, therefore, Liberty County
y apology is
us that actually happened to read
the paper this week noticed the
letters. NOT ONCE were we or
any other citizen ever informed
the letters would be in the paper.
Seeing as how the senior
class seems to continue to
be associated with these two
students, we felt that it was our
right to at least know when our
"public apology" was going to
be reduced to simple letters in
One student, as quoted in
the paper, said, "I would like to
begin by saying this was intended
as a senior prank and nothing
more." A few of us would like
to make it known that this crime
of vandalism was in no way a
reflection of the actions of the
Altha Senior Class. Just because
these two decided they'd go out
and break the law and throw
the name "senior prank" on it,
does not give them the right to
associate the class with their
It is true that we should forgive
.themrgad, the _majority of.,us.
slap dn the land?;,Thefew of. hgyef dppe, so,However, we do,
High School is not a Bristol
School. It is a Liberty County
School. It's in the best interest of
every child in our county to make
LCHS the best that it can be. That
is the thinking of DOE and it is
hard to argue that point.
Whether- a child attends W.R.
Tolar K-8 or Hosford K-8, that
child will go to LCHS to attend
high school. In order to alleviate
overcrowding at Tolar and to
ensure that all students receive
the same opportunities, DOE
feels it will be in the best interest
of all students to have eighth
grade students countywide attend
LCHS. This move would not be
made until the LCHS project
is finished. They are willing to
spend 10 to 15 million dollars to
bring LCHS up to a state-of-the-
art junior high and high school.
This would allow us to have two
state-of-the-art schools on one
campus sharing the lunchroom,
library, labs, vocational wing
and sports facilities. This would
also allow eighth grade students
countywide the opportunity to
participate in pre-vocational
classes, science labs, have a well-
equipped library, chorus, band,
drama and junior varsity sports.
Neither Tolar School nor Hosford
School can offer eighth grade
students all of these options now.
Are we withholding educational
opportunities from our students
by putting our fears, above our
children' best interest?
The Department of Education
agrees that Hosford School has
many needs and that it is an
believe that they should be held
responsible to the fullest extent
and should have to do more than
pay restitution and write a letter.
When we were informed we
were to receive a public apology,
we thought it was going to be a
personal apology in front of the
entire student body and that is
what we still deserve. Five and
six-year-olds cannot exactly
read the paper in its full entirety,
so who's going to apologize to
them for seeing profanity written
all over their school? Their
We're sure they sound very
sincere in their letters, and they
may be. But, there's no way to
tell by reading words on a piece
From Brandon Dysard and
a few concerned members of
Altha's Senior Class of 2006
important.part of the educational
system in Liberty County. They
say that they want to appropriate
money to demolish the old
brick wings that are becoming
unsafe and replace them with
new modern well-equipped
classrooms which would meet the
needs of today's students and give
room for future growth. However,
they feel that the Liberty County
High School situation should be
handled first and they will offer
no guarantee that money will
be available when we are ready
to start on the Hosford School.
project. They tell us that in 25
years they have never not been-
able to fund a project that was
agreed upon such as the Hosford
School project. The main school
building and gymnasium would
not be affected because it is on the
National Historical Registry and
money is becoming available to
restore these buildings. So fellow
Liberty Countians, what do we
do? Do we turn down 20 million
dollars and do nothing to improve
our school facilities and watch
them continue, to deteriorate,
or do we take a chance that the
Department of Education will
come through with funding to
bring both LCHS and Hosford
School into this new century?
Those are the questions that your
Superintendent and School Board
Members must answer and they
need your input now! Please call
your school board member or the
Superintendent and let him know
how you feel.
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$500 WIDOWER'S EXEMPTION: Any widower who is a permanent
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death, the man is not considered a widower. You may be asked to pro-
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To the editor:
I'm a concerned citizen in
Liberty County and use the Health
Department for our medical needs.
Approximately two years ago a
doctor came to work at the Liberty.
County Health Department
and proved to be an excellent
physician. Suddenly the doctor
was terminated in December
2005 and since then we've been
without a physician, and the health
department and this county has
been in a turmoil.
There have been two
commission meetings that I
have attended recently. At the
January meeting, four of our
county commissioners voted
to remove the supervisor from
office, not only for the instant
dismissal of our only doctor,
but for other serious concerns
or issues that this supervisor or
director has or has not done for
the people of Liberty County. One
In the next meeting of Feb.
9 we learned that after private
and undocumented meetings
Inmate says her drug use hurt many
To the editor:
Drugs and alcohol are highly
addictive. They are evil. They
will make you lose your self-
esteem, pride, dignity and
everything or everyone that is
important in life. I am 25 years
old. I lived in Hosford. I now live
in prison. Drugs and alcohol have
destroyed my life, along with the
lives of my family and children.
It has brought embarrassment to
I started partaking (drugs and
alcohol) at about the age of 16.
I thought it was all cool. Well,
it was at the time. I have done
almost every drug out there. My
drug of choice was prescription
pills. I couldn't function without
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them. I felt I had to have them
only to find out that was all in
my head. Well, look at'me now,
I sit in prison away from the
most important people in my
life because I'd rather get high
than quit and have a family. All
alcohol and drugs do is give
you a prison sentence or death
sentence. Because just like me,
you are going to do anything for
your next high. Not caring who
you hurt in the process. I hurt my
Dad (Michael), Granny (Martha),
Billy, Mom (Laurie), etc. and
especially Hunter, Holly and Lil'
KC, my babies.
I just can't believe I am here
sometimes because I was just like
the rest. It's not going to happen
to me. Well, it did. But I am glad
I am here than for my family to
have to bury me six feet under.
Just please leave the drugs
alone. They're not worth your
life or you having to come sit
in a prison cell for 2 1/2 years
I have missed so much in my
little children's lives. I missed my
oldest son Hunter's kindergarten
graduation and the smiles on his
precious face every day. And my
precious angel Holly's first day,
of school and the laughter and
smiles she gives each day and
most of all my baby's (17 months)
first steps and first words and him
opening his presents on his first
Those are precious moments I
never got to experience. I have to
take what people say and tell me
instead. Just please get help and
get away from the drugs. I am just
one of a billion experiences that
can share with you. It's not worth
it. It might be at the moment
but like I said, it will give you a
prison sentence or even death.
Also, I would like to share with
you that I am doing wonderful
now. I have changed so much
and I have finally found myself
and who I really am. I have been
sober for almost a year now. And I
have accepted Christ into my life.
I am in drug treatment.
Also to the community, I am
sorry if I have ever done anything
to hurt you. I send out my apology
and I hope you will find it in your
heart to forgive me. Because I
have forgave everyone, I just
want to live my life peacefully
and with Christ in my life.
Anyone who wants to write to
me, my address is Misty Arnold
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Ocala, FL 34482.
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Fuel stolen from fire truck
To the editor:
This is an open letter to a low-life.
When you disabled our fire truck to get a few gallons of gasoline,
did you know or even care that you put an entire community in
danger? What kind of low-life would care so little about others that
five gallons of gasoline and the tank would be worth stealing, not to
mention putting a fire truck out of service? Surely not someone that
any descent person would care to know or accept as a valued member
of the community. You must be scum of the lowest sort.
The Mossy Pond Volunteer Fire Department is offering a reward
'-of$250ffor the arrest and conviction of this low-life scum.
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with county commissioners,
that-the state had rejected the
commission's request to have the
There was a motion brought
up to send a second letter to state
officials to have this director
removed. It couldn't even get
a second on the motion to be
put to a vote. Apparently two
commissioners changed their
mind. There were only 30 days
and private meetings with state
between the two motions. What
At the February commission
meeting, twocounty commissioners
and some people in the audience
voiced heavy concern about the
director's business practices that
leave Liberty County holding the
short end of the stick.
There was also a huge write-up
in the newspaper after the director
(almost) answered some questions.
The media, it seems to me, printed
all the-stuff the director wanted
to say to appease the public, even
with a nice photo in the middle.
There wasn't much mentioned
about the people's concerns or
the questionable activities of
the director mentioned by two
I hope all of the people who
live in Liberty County and love
this county as much as I do will
get involved. If there is another
commission meeting with the
Health Department on the schedule
I hope all those concerned and
especially those who use the
Health Department will be seen
and heard at the meeting so their
commissioners know that they
have public opinion as well as
I believe there is a solution
to every problem when people
get together and meet with their
governing body. Also, I hope if
there is media coverage it can be
fair, unbiased and impartial.
P.S. Hey, why doesn't this
growing county deserve its own
director and doctor?
Liberty County citizen,
Marvin Dubert, Telogia
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GP makes donation to Liberty Schools
Joe Robinson of Georgia Pacific, shown here with Karen Peddie and Liberty
County School Superintendent David Summers, presented a check for
$2,500 to the school board to be used to reward teachers, employees and
students. Of that amount, $200 will go to the county Teacher of the Year,
$200 will go toward the county Non-instructional Employee of the Year,
$700 will be used to buy rewards for Tolar School's Accelerated Reader
Program and for the creation of the Cindy Mitchell Memorial Garden. Of the
remaining funds, $700 will be used for a portable sound system at Hosford
School and another $700 will go for student incentives at LCHS.
Web sites hawking phone
records finally shut down
TALLAHASSEE Attorney General Charlie Crist announced
that a company he sued two weeks ago has shut down four web sites
that were selling the personal telephone records of unsuspecting
consumers. Ft. Lauderdale-based 1st Source Information Specialists,
Inc., has placed a notice on its internet sites indicating that the
company will no longer accept new orders and will not process any
Crist filed the state's lawsuit on Jan. 24, charging that the company
was in violation of Florida's Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
Act and civil conspiracy laws. The litigation is still active.
"This is great news for the people of Florida," said Crist.
"Stopping the flagrant invasion of privacy was the goal of this
lawsuit and, at a minimum, these outrageous websites are down.
We will continue to pursue those who seek to make a buck at the
expense of others."
The sites targeted by the Attorney General and now shut
down include: locatecell.com, celltolls.com, datafind.org, and
peoplesearchamerica.com. Individuals visiting any of those sites
will now find the following message:
"Please be advised we are no longer accepting new orders. All
finished orders will be returned by 5 p.m., Feb. 5. If by that time you
have not received (sic) results, your order will not be processed, and
any authorization(s) pending on your card will not be charged they
will simply "fall off' within the next few days. Thank you for your
patronage, it was a pleasure serving you. 1st Source Information
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announcements of meetings, activities
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Blountstown parade honors Black
Community members gathered in Blountstown
Saturday morning to mark Black History Month with
a parade along State Road 20. The procession
included several pageant winners in their crowns
and gowns, antique cars and decorative floats
along with the ROTC cadets from Gadsden County.
Black History Month originated from the efforts of
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves,
who established Negro History Week in 1926
to recognize the contributions of black people
throughoutAmerican history. He chose the second a r d oos2-d
week of February for Negro History Week because
it marks the birthdays of two men who greatly I OoTArA
influenced the black American population, Frederick
Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
BETH EUBANKS PHOTOS
Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22, 2006
In the overall competition,
Max Herndon of BHS won first
place, Cuyler Engram won sec-
ond place, and Garry Reed and
Sarah Shelton tied for overall
Congratulations to all of the
Spelling Bee participants and
The Blountstown High
School's Future Business Lead-
ers of America have been in-
volved in a series of competi-
tions throughout the 2006 school
term. Recently, they have repre-
sented BHS at District Compe-
titions. The winners are as fol-
- Cuyler Engram and Cassandra
Tharpe third place. They will go
*Desktop Publishing Mae-
gan Davis and Kori Edewaard
first place. They will go to state
*Word Processing 2 Tabi-
nda Syed first place. She will go
*Introduction to Business
Communication Daniel Leon-
ard first place. He will go to
*Computer Concepts Jay
Sweinhart first place and Nick
Hauversburk second place. They
will go to state.
*Economics Amanda Sen-
terfitt first place. She will go to
*Visual Basic Programming
- Wesley Petty first place. He
will go to state.
*Job Interview Zack Smith
third place and Holly Jeppson
fourth place. -
*Emerging Business Issues
- T.J. Rogers and Nic Tomlin-
son second place.
Congratulations Mrs. Purdue
and the FBLA winners.
The Calhoun County spell-
FBLA DISTRICT COMPEITION- Pictured, left to right, Matt
Maxwell, Audrey Brown, Anna Le, Dennis Goodman, and Joy
Capps. ,: ALTHA SCHOOL PHOTO
FBLA participates in District Competition
On Feb. 13 the Altha Chapter
of FBLA went to Ponce de Leon
and Blue Springs to participate in
district competition. Altha brought
home several awards in many
different categories including
Office Procedures, Business Law,
Impromptu Speaking, and Business
Joy Capps placed first in Office
Procedures and Dennis. Goodman
received second place in Office
Procedures. Anna Le was awarded
third place in the, Business Law
category. Audrey Brown brought
home first place for Impromptu
Speaking and Matt Maxwell
received second place Business
by Hannah Waldorff
"The worst occurred at 6:58
when the tornado of an unknown
intensity came roaring by just east
of Altha, claiming the lives of four
individuals and destroying countless
homes," Ryan Wells said at his
Feb. 1 presentaLon for this year's
,Essay Contest. The presentation,
attended by Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings,
was made at the Capital Rotunda.
Ryan also wrote about Panama
City television meteorologist Jason
Kelly who tracked Hurricane Ivan on
Sept. 15, 2004 and gave Panhandle
communities warnings of tornados
spun off by the storm system. Jason
Kelly attended the ceremony and
interviewed Ryan for a segment on
the 5 and 6 p.m. news.
Ryan learned of the contest
through the College Board email
system. Over 2,000 entries were
entered statewide. Ryan was the
regional winner of the essay contest
and the runner-up winner for the
state. For winning, Ryan received
$750 dollars and a first alert NOAA
ALTHA WILDCATS SCHOOL CALENDAR
! Feb. 22 Spring pictures, two poses; B-town, home, I
3 p.m., softball
Feb. 23 Wewa, 3:30 p.m., home softball I
Feb. 24 B-Town M.S. softball, Throssel Lang/Lit
I Festival at Chipola
Feb. 27 thru March 3 -FCAT retakes (reading/math/
SCHOOL MENU I
)etitions. County Schools
BHS photo I ch
I Feb.23 March 1.2006 I
ing bee was a big success this
year. Max Herndon, a freshman
at BHS, won first place in ninth
grade and. Brittany Stephans,
from Altha, came in second
place. In the 10th grade, Cuyler
Engram, a sophomore at BHS,
won first place and Mariha Hoil-
man of Altha came in second. In
11th grade, Garry Reed of BHS
came in first place and Niki De-
bolt of Altha came in second. In
12th grade, Sarah Shelton from
Altha came in first place and
Candice Nealy came in second.
B-TOWN HIGH SCHOOL
I TIGER TRACK EVENTS
Feb. 22 Softball at Altha,
3 p.m.; FCCLA Star events
Feb. 23 Softball at Lib-
erty, 4:30/6 p.m.; Baseball
against Marianna at Marian-
na, JV, 4 p.m. (2); Baseball
against FAMU-home, 4 p.m.
| Feb. 24.- Literature &
Language Festival at Chipola
College; Baseball against Al-
tha at Altha, 6 p.m.
r Feb. 27/28 FCAT test-
reading and math SSS; Soft-
I ball-home against Port St. I
Joe, 4 p.m.
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Lowfat or whole
milk served with all meals
Lunch: Beef Stew with gravy,
steamed rice, mixed vegetables,
fresh fruit, corn bread.
Lunch: Pizzawith cheese, French-
fried potatoes, lettuce and tomato
salad, fresh fruit, brownie.
Lunch: Burritos, whole-kernel
corn, green salad, fruit cup.
Lunch: Chicken with noodles,
English peas, fresh fruit, rolls.
Lunch: Chili with beans, peanut
butter sandwich, crackers, fresh
All menus are subject to change
Calhoun-Liberty Journal I
Bristol, Phone 643-3333 I
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BHS Future Business Leaders of America winners announced
BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Lady Tigers Softball 2006
Date Opponent Time
Feb.22 Altha 3:00
Feb. 23 Liberty County 4:30/6:00 JVN
Feb. 28 Port St. Joe 4:00
March 2 Cottondale 4:00/6:00 JV/V I
March7 Malone 4:00 I
March 9 Sneads 4:00/5:30 JV/V
March 15 Altha 3:00
SMarch 28 Liberty County 5:00 senior night
April 3 West Gadsden 4:00
April 4 Grand Ridge 4:30
April 11 Port St. Joe 5:00 I
April 13 Malone 4:00 I
April 18 1st Round District Tourn. 6:00 I
April 20 District Championship 6:00
SHead Coach: Susan Rash Assistant
Coach: Jason Rodgers I
This Home games are bold
schedule Away games are light
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Feb. 23 March 1, 2006
A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.
Breakfast Chilled pears, oatmeal
with brown sugar, cheese toast.
Lunch: Chicken with noodles,
glazed carrots, steamed cabbage,
Breakfast Chilled tropical fruit
cup with nuts, ready-to-eat cereal,
Lunch. Spaghetti with meatsauce,
whole-kernel corn, green lima
beans, yeast rolls.
Breakfast Chilled orange juice,
ham grits, peanut butter bar.
Lunch: Stew beef with gravy,
steamed rice, garden peas, can-
died yams, corn bread.
Breakfast Chilled peaches, sau-
sage gravy over biscuit, hash
Lunch: Hamburgers on buns, let-
tuce, tomato, pickles, French-fries
with catsup, pineapple pudding.
Breakfast: Orange sections,
scrambled eggs, cinnamon
Lunch: Pizza, corn-on-the-cob,
chilled apricots, Jell-O.
All menus are subject to change
Laban Bontrager, DMD
Bristol, Phone 643-5417
Mrs. Purdue's FBLA students compete in District Comp
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LCHS baseball wins 1-0 against Blountstown
BASEBALL LCHS Base-
ball is 1-0 after a convincing win
over their rival, Blountstown Ti-
gers, last Friday night. Senior lead-
ership made the difference as a trio
of upperclassmen proved to be too
much for Tigers to handle. Wade
McCoy provided a crucial double
in the bottom of the fifth, while Da-
vid Travis slammed the door on the
Tigers in the top of the seventh by
recording three strikeouts, the last
K coming with the bases loaded.
The signature performance of the
night was from Jace Ford, whose
14-strikeout, 1-hitter dominance
over the Tigers from the mound
was complimented by a lead-off
homerun to left-center sparking the
Bulldogs to a four-run fifth inning.
The Bulldogs' next home game can
be seen on March 3 at 7 p.m.when
the Bulldogs take on the Altha
BRAIN BOWL Attention
all LCHS students: join the newly
formed LCHS Brain Bowl team.
Opportunities for practice are every-
day immediately after school. Flex
your mental muscles and compete
in area tournaments for awards and
BETA CLUB Congratula-
tions to the 2006 LCHS Quiz Bowl
Team for an excellent performance
last Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Beta
District meeting. In its inaugu-
ral competition, the four member
team of Dayna Ramsey, Shea No-
len, Jerry Hosey and Crystal Ar-
rant reached the second round of
the three-round Beta Quiz Bowl
district tournament by defeating
Malone High School, 5-1.
Teacher and Employee of the Year nominees selected
ages 13 thru 19
W. T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown
Friday, Feb. 24
from 8 11 p.m. (CT)
Mixed CD's given away hourly!
Security will be enforced.
$6 See ya there! $6
County. Our schools are very
blessed with many outstanding
employees and teachers, and this
year those selected by their peers
as among the top are:
Hosford Marc McCaskill,
Teacher of the Year; Ernestine
"Tootsie" Hires, Non-instruc-
tional Employee of the Year
W.R. Tolar K-8 School -
Karli Borowski, Teacher of the
Year; Stacie Fant, Non-instruc-
tional Employee of the Year
Liberty County High School
- Donna Summers, Teacher of
the Year; Bobby Bacon, Non-
instructional Employee of the
Bristol Youth Academy -
Kevin Williams, Teacher of the
Year; Jeanette McGhee, Non-
instructional Employee of the
Ruth Allen, Non-instructional
Employee of the Year
Liberty 4-H'er Haley Walker wins modeling contest
- Think you've got what it takes? Looking to
break into the modeling industry? Haley Shay
Walker did in Orlando, Dec. 9-11. Haley, among
2,000 girls and guys from all over the country,
competed in Orlando at the Talent Rock Holi-
dayFest '05. Haley won the Top High Fashion
Model competition and has many future oppor-
.tunities with many different modeling agencies
across the country. Haley won round trip tickets
to New York and a week at Marsha Doll Model
Camp. She will be casting for jobs and attending
During the competition she was very fortunate
to rub elbows with some very big people in the
entertainment industry. She was met by the FUSE
TV for interviews throughout the three-day event,
and attended a Networking Party to get up close
and personal with some model managers looking
for new models.
Haley is the daughter of Hal and Cindy Walker
and the sister of Flint Walker. She is in the ninth
grade at Liberty County High School.
Liberty County High School I
,, Lady Dawgs
3, .SOFTBALL 2006
Port St. Joe
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is very pleased to release the
names of the school level Teach-
er and Employee of the Year. To
qualify for this honor the em-
ployees were first nominated
by their peers and then a ballot
vote occurred. These employees
are now eligible for the District
Teacher and Employee of the
Year. Those two employees will
-be selected during a review by
judges from outside of Liberty
Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22,2006
Chipola College offers continuing education courses
College will offer a variety of
short courses in the coming
Cake Decorating I will meet
Thursday, March 2 through '30
from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.
*Cake Decorating II class will
meet Thursdays, April 2 through
30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is
*An Advanced Level Cake
Decorating, III class will meet
Thursday, May 4 through 25
from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $41.
-*A 10 Hour Childcare Training
(special needs) course will meet
March 11 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost is $38. A 20 Hour Childcare
Training course will meet April 1
& 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is
$76.A 10Hour Childcare Training
practices, 3-5 year olds) course
will meet May 6 from 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. Cost is $38.
*AnIntroduction to Computers
with Internet for Seniors class
will meet March 30 from 9 a.m.
to noon. Cost is $24.
*The Continuing Education
Department also offers custom
motivational workshops for
businesses and organizations.
The following are available: Eat
That Frog: Stop Procrastinating
and Get More Done in Less
Time; Whale Done: The Power
of Positive Relationships; The
Pygmalion Effect: Managing
the Power of Expectations;
The Attitude Virus: Curing
Negativity in the Workplace;
Team Building: What makes a
Good Team Player?; and After
All, You're the Supervisor!
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internet graphics/web design,
business, law and travel. Register
online .at www.gatlineducation.
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writing, entertainment industry,
grant writing, business, sales,
accounting, test prep, finance,
health, child care, parenting,
art, history, psychology,
literature, statistics, philosophy,
engineering, law and nursing.
For dates and course outlines,
For more information, call
MORGAN SCHOLARSHIP GROWS AT CHIPOLA Friends and family of the late Annie
Morgan of Marianna have established a scholarship in her name at Chipola College. Morgan
and her husband, Walter, raised 18 children on a small farm in Jackson County .Pictured from
left, are: Zechariah Morgan, Nehemiah Morgan, Emmanuel Morgan, Hannah Morgan, Sylvia
Morgan. Nehemiah Morgan II, Lillie Speights, Jtilie Fuqua, Norma Merritt, Sherry Brown, Rev.
Jack Hollis, Peggy Peacock, and Rev. Isaiah Morgan. For information about the scholarship,
call 718-2478. CHIPOLA PHOTO
Festival scheduled this Friday
MARIANNA-Chipola College is pleased to announce its 16th
Annual Throssell Literature/Language Festival on Friday, Feb. 24.
Currently enrolled juniors or seniors from high schools in the
Chipola College District will be competing. Competitions will be
held in writing, speech, oral interpretation, humanities, grammar/
mechanics/usage, literature. reading and Spanish. Recognition
will be given to first, second, and third places and two honorable
mentions in each competition. A monetary award will be given to
the first place winner of the President's Reading contest.
The festival will begin at.8:15 a.m. and conclude with the awards
ceremony at 12:30. Lunch, compliments of the college, will be
provided to the contestants and their-sponsors.
Dr. Sarah Clenunons, Vice President of Instruction and Student
Services, said, '"We are looking forward to hosting our sixteenth
festival. It is always a pleasure to have area high school students on
our campus for a day of rigorous academic competition."
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Minutes from the Jan. 10 meeting
of the Liberty County School Bd.
Official minutes from the Liberty County
School Board meeting Jan. 10, 2006
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to
order by Chairman Kyle Peddie.
Members present at the meeting
were Tommy Duggar, James
Flowers, Darrel Hayes, Roger
Vill _- ,1 d, An
3. Motion was made by
Reddick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Tammy
Pullam as Para-Professional at
Tolar School to work with special
needs students (funds provided
by ESE Matrix) to be effective Jan.
students presented by the District
8. OLD BUSINESS
Summers informed the board
that Lewis had agreed to pay for
the wind screen for the girls' and
boys' fields at LCHS Athletic Field.
They will be paid for with Safe
eelKy, rKyle rFeuui a, u 3, 2006. Schools monies.
Superintendent David Summers. 6. CONSENT ITEMS Reddick inquired about the
1. The prayer was offered by A. Approval of Minutes Dec. 13, air conditioning at Hosford
Darrel Hayes and the Pledge was 2005 auditorium. Solomon explained
led by Roger Reddick. Motion was made by Reddick, that the district cannot spend any
2. Michelle Gowan was seconded by Flowers and carried money there until the school is
recognized for her achievement unanimously to approve request documented as a historic marker
of the National Teacher Award. from Flowers to add to the Dec. on the Historic Registry.
She is the first teacher in Liberty 13 2005 minutes (Emergency 9. INFORMATION AND
County to receive and attain this Items, No. 3) the following DISCUSSION ITEMS
award. statement: Flowers was not aware Solomon presented information
3. Motion was made by Hayes, of the Request for Funding when to the board bn the hurricane
seconded by Flowers and carried members of the public ask for shutters for W.R. Tolar School and
unanimouslyeto adopt the agenda something.) made a recommendation for the
withemergencyitemsbutchanging B. Payment of Bills for company he would like to use.
the order of the agenda to take the December, 2005 10. BOARD MEMBER
Personnel section first. C. Principals Reports for CONCERNS
PERMotionwas made by Reddick, December, 2005 Duggar asked if he could make
1. Motion was made by Reddick, D. Financial Statements for a motion to suspend Taylor from
seconded by Duggar and carried December, 2005 driving a county vehicle for the
unanimously to approveMelissa Motion was made by Flowers, rest of this year and the next rather
Lopez and Earl McGlockton to seconded by Duggar and carried than to terminate her employment.
be paid at their hourly rate based unanimously to approve Consent Flowers indicated that he would
on a four hour day for Bus Driver Items B, C and D. like more time to investigate
Training for CDL License. 7. ACTION ITEMS: further before voting.
2. School board attorney 1. Motion was made by Duggar, Peddie made the motion
explained to the board and to seconded by Hayes and carried a second time to approve
Karen Taylor that she hadthe right unanimously to approve request recommendation to terminate
to a hearingbefore any actionwasfor students to attend Liberty Taylor's employment with the
taken according to School Board County Adult School and to take Liberty County School Board.
Policy. Taylor waived all her rights the GED upon, completion of Hayes seconded the motion.
Motion was made by eddie prescribed coursework. After discussion, Summers
Motion was made by Peddie 2. Motion was made by Flowers, presented the board with an
to approve -recommendation for seconded by Reddick and carried alternative plan of recommended
termination of the employment of unanimously to adopt Resolution actions if the board would not
Karen Taylor. The motion died for to address health issues of agree to terminate the employment
lack of a second, of Taylor. Motion was made by
Flowers and seconded by Duggar
Best deal in the Slow credit, no to amend the prior motion to
tri-state area problem. WA.C. terminate Taylor's employment
_and to accept the recommended
actions regarding Taylor's
OO employment from Summers.
QU1 QFor motion to amend original
motion: Reddick, Hayes, Flowers,
Duggar. Against motion: Peddie.
Vote was then taken on the
Hand-picked & TD| I KQ motion as amended. For motion:
QUALITY fl C RI S. & T UC Reddick, Hayes, Flowers, Duggar.
Against motion: Peddie.
SUMMERLIN MOTORS ITEMS:
SUMMERLIN MOTORS 1. Motion was made by Reddick,
3905 W. Hwy. 90, IN MARIANNA seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve request
Business: (850) 526-5254 Residence: (850) 762-3679 from Sherrie Kever for a medical
.leave of absence beginning Dec.
V .T'. u "-I .7'- .-, "; ,-- o a 1, 2005 through Jan. 31, 2006.
2. Motion was made by
Flowers, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
the recommendation of Robert
..T T Durocher as long-term substitute
during the leave of absence of
3. Motion was made by Duggar,
os seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
r request from Carolyn Copeland
B CHO OH for a medical leave of absence
Beginning Jan. 6, 2006 through
May 30, 2006.
Hwy. 12, Bristol 643-5995 (1/2 mile south of the red light) 4. Motion was made by
Flowers, seconded by Duggar and
TOP TOP TOP FACTORY carried unanimously to approve
GRADE GRADE GRADE SECONDS recommendation of Kay Wahlquist
7'Posts 8' Posts 6'6" Posts 8' Corners as temporary teacher during
Top Size Top Size Top Size under 3" the leave of absence of Carolyn
3-4" 2-3", 3-4" 2-2.5" 3-4" Copeland beginning Jan. 9, 2006
4-5" 4-5" 2-5.3" 4-5" and ending May 30, 2006.
5-6" 5-6" 3-3.5" 5-6" 5. Motion was made by
6-7" 3.5-4" 6-7" Reddick,. seconded by Flowers
7-8" 4-5" 7-8" and carried unanimously to
SPECIALTY 8"+ 5"+ 8"+ approve recommendation of Dana
POSTS Burns as Liberty County High
1/4 rounds items FACTORY SECONDS School Secretary beginning Jan.
1/2 rounds subject to 6'6" Posts, Top Size, under 2"* 6,2006.
Flat Face availability 2-3" 3-4" 4-5" 5" Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Reddick and carried
Wdeve got the fence posts to meet your needs. unanimously to adjourn.
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accordance with F.S. 401
2) EVOK Certification required
3)Current C.P.R. Card
Application Deadline: March 3, 2006
To apply, submit a county application to:
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Phone: 643-5866 or 566-9347 (cell) T 1.
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GRANTS DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR
The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners is
accepting applications for Grants Department Director. An
application may be picked up and returned to the Liberty
County Clerks office in the courthouse. Applications will be
accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3,2006. All applicants
will be considered at the regular meeting on March 9, 2006
at 7 p.m. Salary is negotiable.
*Experience in writing and applying for all grants
*Knowledge or experience with Weatherization and SHIP
*Administrative experience preferred
*Hours 8-5 Monday-Friday
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Calhoun Co. spelling bee winners announced
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 02-20-GA
IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF
2005, there was placed on deposit in this
office funds received from the Office of
Public Guardian as Guardian of Sank Lewis
in the amount of $235.81. Said funds are
all of the assets due to the heirs of Sank
Lewis and said assets remain unclaimed.
Some of the interested parties may be:
Unless said funds are claimed on or be-
fore six (6) months from the date of first'
publication of this notice, said funds willbe
forwarded to the State of Florida, Pursuant
to Florida Statutes 744.534.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my
hand and official seal at Bristol, Florida,
on Feb. 15, 2006.
Clerk of.Circuit Court, Liberty County.
Jena Rogers, Deputy Clerk 2-22T 4-12
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 89-08-CP-02
IN RE. GUARDIANSHIP OF
: ; *' ^ : / .'
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Aug.'.
8. 2002, there was placed on deposit in.
this ottffice funds received from Ihe Office
of Public Guardian as GUardian of Alice
Albritle in the amount of $300.44: Said
funds are all of Ihe assets due to the heirs
of Alice Albrille and said assets remain
unclaimed. Some of the interested par-
ties may be: .
208 E. Mowhawk Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33604
P.O. Box 1165
Riverview, Florida 33569
Unless said funds are claimed on or be-
fore six (6) months from the date of first
publication of this notice, said funds will be
forwarded to the State of Florida, Pursuant
to Florida Statutes 744.534.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my
hand and official seal at Bristol, Florida,
on Feb. 15, 2006.
Clerk of Circuit Court, Liberty County
Jena Rogers, Deputy Clerk 2-2T.4-12
S NOTICE TO BID
THE CITY OF BRISTOL will receive sealed
bids for electrical work to te done on the
city's seven lih stations, which includes all
parts and labor. This workwillbecompleted
and paid for at the rate of one lift station
each monih Accordirngly, Ihis ;s a seven
(7) montr project.
The City's lift stations consist of one (1)
lin stallion inal is three phase and six (6)
lih stations ihat are single phase. The
sx single phase iih stations require an
electrical upgrade imat will enable them
to hook-up to a portable generator and
must include a 11manual transfer switch on
each. Tne Iriree phrase hin station requires
an electrical upgrade that will enable it to
hook to a stationary generator and must
include a manual transfer switch.
Sealed bids should be clearly marked "BID.
FOR ELECTRICAL UPGRADES" and
should be submirted to: City of Bristol,
P.O. Box 207, 12444 NW Virginia G.
SWeaver St., Bristol, FL 32321, no later
than 5 p.m. (ET) on March 6, 2006.
Sealed bids will be opened and read aloud,
that same nighi, March 6, 2006 at 6.30
p.m.. at City Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G.
Weaver St., Bristol, FL during the regular
City Council Meeting.
For further information, please- contact
Michael Wahlquist, Wastewater Operator
at (850) 643-7272. 2-22.
Calhoun County School Dis-
trict is pleased to announce the
winners of the 2006 County-
Wide Spelling Bee.
Each school in the district held
competition in grades 4-12 to de-
termine which students were to
participate in the County-Wide
Spelling Bee held at the W. T.
Neal Civic Center on Feb. 15.
Competition was conducted
on three different levels. First,
all grade 4-12 participants com-
peted at their own grade level to
select a county grade-level win-
ner. Next, the grade level winners
competed in a divisional spelling
bee to determine winners in the
4-5 division, 6-8 division, and 9-
The last level of competition
was to determine which students
from grades 5-8 would represent
Calhoun County in the Regional
Spelling Bee to be held in Panama
City on March 4 at 10 a.m. This
contest will again be sponsored
by the Panama City News Her-
ald and.the Panama City Kiwanis
Club. The Regional Spelling Bee
is open to students in Bay, Gulf,
Calhoun, WaShington, Walton,
Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Es-,
cambia counties and will.be held
at the Bay District School Build-
ing in Panama City.
This year Calhoun County
x ill be represented bN Caitl n
Sievkart, a sixth grader from
Blounstio\\n Middle School.
Caiilyn did an excellent job in
the competition and we know.
that she will do well in the Re-
gional Spelling Bee in March.
Fourth grade- first place, Rena
O'Bryan of Carr School, tied for
second place. Brendon Danchuk
of Altha Public School and Aus-
tin Russell of Blounsto\ n El-
fifth grade- first place, Ariel
Folsom of Altha Public School,
second place, Marysa Lee of
Blounistown Elermentarn School,
third place, Staci Mayo of Canrr
Sixth grade- first place, Cait-
lyn Stewart of Blountstown
Middle School, second place,
Anthony Young of Altha Public
School, third place, Brittney Pate
of Carr School.
Seventh grade- first place,
Harlea Perdue of Altha Pub-
lic School, second place, Da-
vid Leonard of Carr School,
third place, Blake McGraw. of
Blountstown Middle School.
Eighth grade- first place, Kara
Bremer of Altha Public School,
second place, Priscilla Hunt of
Blountstown Middle School,
third place, Anna Kelley of Carr
Ninth grade- first place, Max
Herndon. of Blountstown High
School and second place, Brit-
tany Stephens of Altha Public
10th grade- first place, Cuy-
ler Engram of Blountstown High
School and second place, Mariha
Hoilman of Altha Public School.
llth grade- first place, Gar-
ry Reed of Blountstown High
School and second place, Nikki
DeBolt of Altha Public School.
12th grade- first place, Sarah
Shelton of Altha Public School
and second place, Candice Nealy
of Blountstown High School.
Fourth-Fifth- first place, Ariel
Folsom of Altha Public School
and second place, Rena O'Bryan
of Carr School.
Sixth-Eighth- first place,
Harlea Perdue of Altha Public
School, second place, Caitlyn
Stewart of Blountstown Middle
School, third place, Kara Bremer
of Altha Public School.
Ninth-12th- first place, Max
Herndon of Blountstown High
School, second place, Cuyler
Engram of Blountstown High
School, tied for third place, Sarah
Shelton of Altha Public School
and Garry Reed of Blountstown
Fifth-Eighth- first place,
Caitlyn Stewart, 6th grade at
Blountstown Middle School, sec-
ond place, Harlea Perdue, eighth
grade at Altha Public School,
third place, Kara Bremer, eighth
grade at Altha School, fourth
place, Aerial Folsom, fifth grade
at Altha Public School.
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and CDL license.
The City. of Blountstown
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(1) full-time police officer
position. Applications may Call (850) 627-4224
be obtained from the Po- A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE I .
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Applications must be cer-
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and must meet all re-
quirements of the Crimi-
nal Justice Standards and
Training Commission. Ap-
plications will be accept-
ed from Feb. 23, 2006 to
March 9, 2006.
The City of Blountstown
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LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD.
SURPLUS PROPERTY AUCTION
The Liberty.County School Board will be having a Surplus Property-
Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25,2006 at the Horse Arena Building on
Michaux Street in Bristol, Florida. The auction will begin at 9 a.m.
(ET); items for sale may be inspected beginning at 8 a.m. until the
auction starts. Some of the items to be auctioned off will include
playground equipment, desks, computers and other property that
cannot any longer be used by the school system.
Successful bidders will be expected to pay for and remove all
property bought the day of the auction. Bidders must pay with cash
or a check made out to Liberty Couhty School Board. All property
will be sold "as is" with no warranty of any kind and all sales will be
final. Any questions concerning the auction may be directed to Greg
Solomon, Director of Facilities at 643-2275, ext. 267 or 266.
The Liberty County School Board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids. Any item with a minimum bid will be announced prior
to the bidding of that item.
DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES
LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
P.O. BOX 429, BRISTOL, FL 32321
Pictured, standing, left to right, Max Herndon, Sarah Shef-
ton, Garry Reed, Harlea Perdue, Kara Bremer; sitting, Rena
O'Bryan, Caitlyn Stewart and Ariel Folsom.
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A voice for abL
Guardian ad L
from Guardian ad Litem
Did you know that a'child is
abused every 10 seconds in the
United States and that at least
one in every 27 Florida chil-
dren is abused or neglected each
year? Did you know that every
month more than 10,000 Florida
children are abused, neglected or
abandoned, a rate of a new one
every 4 minutes?
You can make a difference
by becoming a Guardian ad Li-
tem volunteer. The Guardian ad
Litem Program (GAL) is a net-
work of trained volunteers that
represent the best interests of
abused, neglected or abandoned
children in the community.
Guardians work for and become
the eyes and ears of the judge in
Guardian ad Litem is a legal
term meaning guardian for the
party or guardians of the law.
The program was established
in Florida in 1980 as a court
program to help abused and ne-
glected children who become in-
volved in court proceedings.
These children are totally
dependent on the adults around
them to make decisions that af-
fect their entire life. The primary
goal of the program is to give
the children their own advocate
to look out for their best interests
and to inform the judge of their
Jane Powell is the coordina-
tor of the local program which
services Jackson County. She
said that the .state-funded pro-
gram currently has 42 volunteers
serving 200 children in Jackson
According to Powell, a
Guardian ad Litem can take one
family case at a time or several
cases at a time if they so desire.
She said she needs 10 to 15 ad-
ditional volunteers to handle the
current caseload. Powell stressed
the fact that no special educa-
tion or skills are needed. Classes
are provided to teach volunteers
about their responsibilities as a
Guardian ad Litem.
The next training for the GAL
program will be held in March
2006. It is being held at Chipola
College in Marianna. The time
will be announced at a later date.
Training is fun and interesting
and you get the opportunity to
meet good people that really
care about children. Volunteers
get information about abuse and
neglect of children, the role of
Guardian ad Litem and the judi--
Barbara Wynn is the case co-
ordinator for the Calhoun County
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Item volunteers are needed
office, serving Calhoun and Gulf Washington counties. Anyone
counties and it is located on the from those area is also invited
second floor in the courthouse in to attend the training. Interested
Blountstown. This area also has parties may obtain information
an office in Marianna. serving about the program by call 482-
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*6 IETURN -ER
LONNIE M. DAVIS
ALTHA- Lonnie M. Davis Sr., 52, passed away Sunday night, Feb.
12, 2006 in Panama City. He-was born in Wewahitchka and had lived in
Calhoun County for most of his life. He was a dredge operator and of the
Jehovah Witness faith.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann Davis of Altha; two sons,
Lonnie Davis Jr. of Bristol and Michael Davis of Altha; four daughters,
Nanette Johnson and Amanda McClendon and her husband, Don, all
of Blountstown, Robin Seminole and her husband, Kevin of Maine
and Marissa Roberts of Greenville, SC; his mother, Myrtle Carls, of
Blountstown; a brother, Donald Jourdan and several grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 from Adams Funeral
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the
YAJAYRA LOPEZ VAZQUEZ
BLOUNTSTOWN Yajayra Lopez Vazquez, 26, passed away
Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 in Marianna. She was born in Tampico,
Tamaulipas Mexico and had lived in Calhoun County for the past six
years. She was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her parents, Phillip and Rosario Hall of
Blountstown; two brothers, Carlos and Brian Hall, both of Blountstown;
her grandmothers, Mozelle Gates of Blountstown and Feliza Guzman
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Mexico.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
WILBUR KEMP HOWELL
BLOUNTSTOWN Wilbur Kemp Howell, 86, passed away Saturday,
Feb. 18, 2006 in PanamaCity. He was born on July 23, 1919 in Hatchbend
and had lived in Blountstown since 2003, coming from Molina near Pen-
sacola. He graduated from the University of Florida in Forestry and served
25 years as County Forester of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties under
the Florida Department of Forestry. H& was a veteran of WWII serving
from 1941 -1945 in the United States Army Air Force and the U. S. Navy.
Most of his life, he was a member of the Presbyterian Church and served
as a Deacon, Sunda\ School Superintendent, a Ruling Elder, and a Clerk
of Session in the Presb3 tenan Church in America (PCA). At the time of
his death, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blountstown.
He was a member of the Lions Club in Blountstown and Pensacola and
a former member of the Rotarx Club in Florala, AL.
-Survivors include one daughter, Velma Caviness and her husband,
Don of Rutherfordton, NC; two granddaughters, Susannah Caviness of
Anderson, SC and Kerry Wright of Linden, AL; one great-granddaugh-.
ter, Jennifer Wright: two stepsons. Sam Bailey and Leon Baile3, both
of Blounistown: one stepdaughter. Barbara Cogdell of Sa aninah. GA:;
several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services ere held Tuesday, Feb. 21. 2006 at the Peav-y Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Bob Bellman and Rev. Tom Stallworth officiating. Inter-
ment'followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Florala, AL.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be inade to Covenant Hospice, 4440-
Lafayette St., Marianna, FL; 32446 or Hospice of the Emerald Coast,
2935 Hwy. 77, Panama City, FL, 32405.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrange-
LAURENTINE FLOYD BLACK
BRISTOL Laurentine Floyd Black, 93, passed away Saturday,
Feb. 18, 2006 in Ft. Lauderdale. He was a native of Liberty County and
a member of the Church of God. of Prophecy.
Survivors include one son, Lloyd H. Black of Hartford, CT; one
daughter, Eleanor Black Monroe of Ft. Lauderdale; 10 grandchildren, 12
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends on Friday, Feb 24, 2006 from 3 p.m.
to 8 p.m. (ET) at Church of God of Prophecy in Bristol. Services will.
be held 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at Church of God of
Prophecy. Interment will follow in Bristol Cemetery.
Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements.
TITUSVILLE Peggy Moran, 83, passed away Monday, Feb. 20,
2006at her home. She was born in Ward, WV and came to Brevard County
in 1963 from Red House, WV. She was a life-long Baptist and a member
of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Mims.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Hampton A. Moran; one
son, Garry W. Bush; one daughter, Linda M. Kennison; three sisters, Betty
Summerall, Anna L. Roberson and Launa M. Naylor; six grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Friday, Feb. 24,2006 at 2:30 p.m. (ET)
at Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol.
Memorial donations may be made to Health First Hospice, 1900 Dairy
Road, West Melbourne,F 32904- .
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Administration's budget slashes funding for Medicare and Medicaid
and these cuts undermine these
extremely beneficial programs."
The President's budget
also underfunds the National
Institutes of Health (NIH),
our primary center for health
research, by proposing an
overall freeze to the NIH budget
at the 2006 level. Additionally,
the budget eliminates .several
key health programs, including
the Preventive Health Block
Grant, the Healthy Communities
Access Program, the Emergency
Medical Services for Children
Program, and the Universal
Newborn Screening Program.
"Families in North Florida are
paying more than ever before
for healthcare and prescription
drugs," Boyd stated. "Americans
deserve a fiscally responsible
budget that recognizes our
need for affordable, quality
healthcare, and I will work with
my colleagues in Congress to
adequately fund our healthcare
- Congressman Allen Boyd,
D-North Florida, criticized
the Administration's 2007
budget for the proposed cuts to
Medicare, Medicaid and other
important healthcare programs.
The President's budget reduces
Medicare by $36 billion over
the next five years and by $105
billion over the next 10 years.
This includes cuts in payments to
hospitals, skilled nursing facilities
and ambulance services and
increases in Medicare premiums
for certain beneficiaries. In
addition, the budget slashes
Medicaid by $13.7 billion over
the next five years.
"The Administration's budget
makes cuts to the Medicare
program at a time when seniors,
pharmacists and hospitals
are struggling with the new
Medicare prescription drug
plan and that just doesn't make
sense," Congressman Boyd
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people with disabilities depend
on Medicare and Medicaid,
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Deciduous magnolias offer winter beauty
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You may not have recognized
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Some people think of the
southern magnolia, Magnolia
grandiflora, when they think of
magnolias. But there are a large
number of different species to
consider for use in our North
Florida landscapes. In addition
to the evergreen types, there are
deciduous types as well.
A number of the deciduous
magnolias make outstanding ad-
ditions to our landscapes along
the Gulf Coast. Being decidu-
ous, they loose their leaves dur-
ing winter. And before the leaves
emerge in spring, the plant puts
on a beautiful floral display.
These are among the first of the
landscape shrubs to flower in our
Deciduous flowering mag-
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Magnolia x soulangiana
they grow best in full sunlight
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drained soils. Acid to neutral
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for growth. It's best to avoid ex-
posed, windy locations because
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and the typi-
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certain that the
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higher than the
has become the
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One of the first magnolias to
bloom in our area is the saucer
magnolia, botanically known as
Magnolia x soulangiana. In Feb-
ruary, these plants will be cov-
ered with rose pink flowers. If
you look closely at the flowers,
you'll note the outside of each
tepal, or petal-like flower part,
is rosy-purple while the inside is
white, giving the overall effect
of a rose pink flower color. Sau-
cer magnolias are renowned for
their heavy flowering, but they
are also infamous for flowering
so early in the year that frosts of-
ten damage the flowers, turning
them into brown mush.
Their flowers border on the
spectacular with color, shape,
size and fragrance. Even if the
blossoms get killed by freezes
every other year, those years in
bloom are worth it. The large,
fuzzy buds are also unique in the
winter garden and this plant does
well when used as an accent or
But to avoid the problem of
frost damage to flowers, you
may want to try one of the later
blooming magnolias. The Gresh-
am hybrid magnolias were devel-
oped by the late D. Todd Gresh-
am who combined the beautiful
flower character, color and size
of Magnolia campbellii, a beau-
tiful Asian magnolia, with the
hardiness and young flowering
age of saucer magnolia. These
remarkable hybrid magnolias
are noted for producing large
numbers of flowers up to twelve
inches in diameter on vigorous,
small to medium trees. Flowers
range in color from deep purple-
red to alabaster white and typi-
cally occur somewhat later than
those of saucer magnolia. Sonie
of the best cultivars include
Dark Shadow, Darrell Dean, Full
Eclipse and Pink Goblet.
The hottest trend in magno-
lias today is yellow flowering
magnolias. Since there are very
few yellow flowering trees and
shrubs that flower in the spring,
yellow flowering magnolias add
a whole new color to the spring
If you are interested in learn-
ing more about deciduous mag-
nolias, then you may want to
consider attending the UF/IFAS
Magnolia Field Day on Thurs-
day, March 23, 2006 at the North
Florida Research and Education
Center (NFREC) in Quincy, Flor-
ida--just west of Tallahassee.
This year Dr. Gary Knox is go-
ing to highlight the yellow flow-
ered magnolias. Yellow flow-
ering magnolias are relatively
new, and almost thirty types are
planted side-by-side at the UF/
IFAS research center to find the
best and brightest. During the
field day you will also have the
opportunity to look at some of
the other deciduous magnolias
that might be in bloom, as well
as some of the evergreen mag-
nolias. To register, or for more
information, visit http://nfrec.
ifas.ufl.edu/magnolia.htm or call
(850) 875-7100, 'ext. 0'. '
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon
S-- Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
Mahogany table, oval shaped, 42
x 64, comes with piece of cut glass
to fit top, four mahogany cushioned
chairs, excellent condition, $600.
Call 674-5396. 2-22, 3-1
Scrub uniform sets, small size,
like new condition, $15 per set. Call
237-1901. 2-22, 3-1
Small piano, studio type, good for
practice, $300. Call.674-5156.
Power pole, 200 amp, $200. Call
722-8750 or cell 207-749-3938.
1 2-22, 3-1
Crosley freezer, frost free, clean,
good condition. Call 674-8517.
Scag Turf Tiger mower, com-
mercial, good shape, $4,5@0. Call
Prom/pageant dresses, several
dresses, colors are hot pink, cop-
per, lilac and deep blue with purple
hues, beautiful with decorative
stitching, beading, etc., some new,
never worn, others worn only once,
must-see to appreciate, sizes 14,
16, and 18. Call 674-4330 or 643-
Long table with eight chairs, best
offer. Call 674-3264. 2-22, 3-1
Set of coffee and two end tables,
Lane-Bassett, solid wood, beveled
glass, walnut veneer, slight damage
at floor level from little teeth, make
offer. Call 674-2485. 2-22, 3-1
Kenmore heavy-duty dryer, four
cycle, large capacity, white, like new,
$150. Call 674-2485. 2-22, 3-1
Pioneer CD player with 10-inch
power base sub woofer, 300-watt
spl-amp, $250 forall.Call 379-8233,.
leave message. 2-22, 3-1
Ham CB/TV antenna towc
sections and atop piece,
$100; old playground dome
$100. Call 762-4231.
Whirlpool washer and dry
new, extra large capacity
for the. set, negotiable. Ca
Sofa, 96-inch, one year o
street puddy, $600. Call 64
holds up to 32-inch TV, $8
643-1803 or 762-4050.
Washer and dryer, Est
Whirlpool, heavy-duty extr
capacity, one year old, $i
both. Call 643-1803 or 762
Humidair egg incubator
automatic turning, automa
midity, solid redwood const
used very little, $225 eac
Electronics parts, small ro
of TV/radio parts, etc., selling
$75. Call 674-3264.
Weider, complete with two
paid $850, asking $300. Ca
Prom/pageant dress, ri
piece, top is beaded around
edge and top edge with sk
10/12, $75. Call 674-4666
55-gallon fish aquariumwit
base stand and wood bas
everything with tank included
Call 674-4666 after 5 p.m. c
Portable dishwasher, I
condition: single iron bed; d
metal, kitchen table; misc.
queen-size sofa; side-by-s
frigerator; end table; horn
quilt; motorized chair; De
puter; 1.50-gallon gas tank
mower; air conditioner; bo
miscellaneous kitchen ilen
King size bed, solid pin
.poster, oerta imattress an
er, two spring,night stand with three
30 ft., ers, armoire with three draw
,metal place for TV, paid $2,800,
round, $1,250. Call 556-7025.'
2-22,3:1 -. -
er, like Large A/C with heater,
, $500 unit, runs off of 220, excelle
ill 643- edition, $150. Call 762-8975
2-22, 3-1 .
Loveseat, brown with orange,
wood, good condition, $35; blue
arm chair, good condition, $25. Call
80. Call Flip cell phone, Alltel IM'
V601 CDMA, hands free
2-15, 2-22 dialing, external caller ID
microbrowser internet acce
ate by browser) with charger, $31
ra large 508-7084 in Bristol.
-4050. Nikon N50 Auto Focus
2-15, 2-22 great condition, has built-i
built-in motor drive with a
s, two, handling, easy to read info
atic hu- panel, bright graphic vie
ruction, display, mistake-proof pust
;h. Call operation, auto exposure w
2-15,2-22 programs plus three advan
posure modes, Nikon Mat
Dom full meterallbuilt-in,$95.Call5(
g all for in Bristol.
Galvanized steel cable
by Joe diameter, 1,268 lb. spool,$
seats, best offer. Call 674-8010.
2-15,2-22 Aluminum pipe, 8-inch
ed two eter, 20 ft. long, heavy w.
bottom pieces, marine grade, m
irt, size nice driveway post, no rust
leave erosion, $1,200 or best off
thwood Rockwell Delta drill press
se top, model, one hp, 220 or 11(
$175. phase motor, heavy-duty ci
Dr leave cial quality, $500 or best off
15, 2-22 674-8010.
perfect Warehouse type shelvin
aybed; each. Call 674-8010.
side re- Ensure milk, $20 per cas
remade ity trailer, used three times
II com-- electric motorcycle, brand ni
; riding $1,500, asking $700; pec
oxes of halves. Call 762-9698.
s. Call Windowunitaircondition
110 volt, $15 each; refrigera
e, four icemaker, $75. Call 643-54
ersand Wanting to trade Winc
asking model 1200, 12 gauge,%
improved cylinder and Sava
2-15,2-22 action'270 for a Marlin 336
Remington or 223 bolt a(c
window Winchester Model 94 22
,ntcon- num or Marlin 336
5. Remington. Call 762-8285,
1988 Ford Thunderbird, good
condition, $900 or best offer. Call
850-722-0316. 2-22, 3-1
1996 Nissan pickup, 4WD, ex-
tended cab, $4,700 or best offer.
Call 643-5917. 2-22,3-1
2001 Ford E-150 Chateau, wheel-
chair lift, low mileage. For more
information call 643-5825, leave
1994 and 1992 Nissan Sentra,
$1,500 or best offer for both. Call
Camper shell, fits Ford truck,
fiberglass, insulated, good condi-
tion, kept under a shed, paid $500,
asking $50,.-Call 379-3789.
2005 Ford Expedition, Eddie
2-15,2-22 Bauer edition, white with beige,
diam- 22,457 miles, third row seat. Call
all, four 643-2442. 2-22, 3-1
aker a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, excellent
er. Call condition, 38,000 miles, great on
2-15,2-22 gas, $9,000. Call 762-3284.
2-15, 2-22 2-22, 3-1
0 single 2003 Chevy Impala, great condi-
ommer- tion, 62,000 miles, great on gas,
fer. Call power windows, locks and seats,
2-15, 2-22 $7,500. Call 762-3284.
2-15,2-22 1985 Cadillac Seville, four door,; 22
miles per gallon plus, crank and run
se; util- car, driven daily, $1,200 negotiable.
3, $450; Call 762-4231. 2-22,3-1
ans on 2003 Ford Excursion XLT, 47,000
2-15,2-22 miles, 5.4 liter V-8 engine, CD/DVD
player with two monitors, power
ers,two everything, like new tires, excel-
itorwith lent condition, $18,900. Call 643-
.17. 9779. 2-22,3-1
1992 Ford Escort, transmission
hester, needs reverse, make offer. Call
26-inch 674-1054. 2-15, 2-22
3 CS 35 3D sport mirrors, one pair, $35;
'tion or three Kuhmo Ecsta tires for 17's,
2 Mag- almost brand new, $100;' wheels
CS 35 and tires, four lugs, will fit Acura/
Integra, $80. Gall 557-3229, Alex
2-8T. 3-8 after 4 p.m. 2-15,2-22
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete work, landscape
pressure cleaning, l.
renovations, seamless '
gutter, painting, vinyl, E 3 l'
& screen enclosure *
FOR FREE ESTIMATES -
Call 674-8092 UFN
D Decks Pole Barns
SHouse Framing & Garages
*Wood & Vinyl Siding ,.
*Bathroom Remodeling -
Mobile home lots
1 room efficiency, utilities
included 1,000 sq. ft.
1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
DOT helmets, HJC XS, gloss black
half, $20; HCI XS, shorty gloss
white, new never worn, $35; HCI
medium, gloss black shorty, $25;
KBC full-face, medium gloss black,
$25. All helmets in excellent shape.
Call 674-2637 after 5 p.m. 2-22, 3-1
Xbox games, prices vary. Call 762-
1901. 2-15, 2-22
Prom/pageant dresses, long: 6,
7/8, 9/10, or short: 5,5/6 and 8. Call
762-2362, evenings. 2-15,2-22
Garage door, 18 ft., $100. Call
674-8437. 2-15, 2-22
1997 LowreyJubileeLC30 organ,
estate sale, does everything but
play the music for you, and it will
even do that, cost new between
$25,000 and $30,000; make offer.
Call 674-8385. 2-15,2-22
Rotary mower, 22-inch, $200. Call
643- 803 9 7-4Q50 ,
S ". '.^.. ;. .* ...- .- ,.
Week of Feb. 26 to March 4
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You will have to deal with some-
W one who gets rather emotional
this week, Aries. They may be
& bawling, but you'll need to re-
main stoic to help them through
O TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You seem to be interested in all
sorts of wacky ideas lately, Tau-
rus; People might begin to think
you're not in your right mind.
But you'll prove you have your
wits about you.,
y GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
You expect great things of your-
self, Gemini, and that's why you
often achieve more than others.
Just don't overdo everything or
0 you'll bum out faster than oth-
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
This is not a good time to take
O sides in a family dispute. Every-
one is more touchy than usual,
Cancer, and remaining neutral
Z is your best strategy for avoid-
LEO -Jut 23/Aug 23-
Go out and have fun this w ek,
*&*.^2>^*^i~;-^1fc'^t*4f!*t t- <,* < Ut1f
Leo. By all means, you deserve it. For-
get about any problems and goals for a
while and enjoy some relaxation. Get
back in the swing next~week.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
This week you'll think the only way to
solve a nagging problem is to throw
more money at it. Not only is this not the
solution, it could leave you in a financial
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
This week your emotions will be a mess.
You won't know which way is up or
down. However, you will be more sensi-
tive to the needs of others, so that is a
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Your inner voice is telling you that
something that arises this week is not
worth the effort. Others tell you you're
wrong. Trust your gut instinct, as it's of-
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Try not to give others the impression
that you're desperate to know their se-
crets. It will make you appear petty and
desperate, Sagittarius. Remain elusive.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You will need to strike a balance be-
tween the people you live with and those
'youq work.wittrthis we9 ,Crppticorp: You
can't have it all, unfortunately, so one
side will be favored.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
There will be times this week,
Aquarius, when every forward step
you take will seem like you're going
backwards. There is nothing much
you can do about it.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Like it or not, Pisces, you'll have to
tighten your belt this week. If you
carry on spending this way, you'll be
in the red by June.
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Tangi Miller, Actress (32)
Ron Howard, Director (52)
Jon Bon Jovi, Singer (44)
Jessica Biel, Actress (24)
Patricia Heaton, Actress (48)
Land with live oaks and
Jongleafs, ,fields and
pines, along the rivers
and bays of Northwest
Florida. Thousands of
opportunities for your
own farm, ranch or
Multiple rural lifestyle
opportunities and only
one number to call.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW
JOE, YOU DON'T KNOW
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2004 Ford Focus SE, green, au-
tomatic transmission, A/C, 33,000
miles, CD player, tinted windows,
3,000 mile bumper to bumper
warranty, asking $11,500. Call 674-
3358, leave message. 2-15,2-22
Truck bed rails, full-sized stainless
steel set, $100. Call 674-7138 or
899-0269, leave message.
rFOR RENT BY OWNER)
Doublewide Mobile Home
Three bedroom, two baths,
large living room and kitchen
$450 Rent per month
13134 NW Randy's Way
Call for appointment
(850) 643-5237 (cell)
or (850) 539-6814
First Saturday of every month
The auction will be held March
4 at 7 p.m. (Old Coins, Tools,
Collectibles, candy, food &
Misc. items) Free setup for
yard sale every Saturday.
Public is invited.
Col. James W. Copeland
18098 NW County Rd. 12
10 to 1,000 acres,-
(850) 544-5441 or
Queen mattress set, pillow top.
New in plastic with warranty.
6 Bc. full/queen bedroom set.
New in boxes, sacrifice $550.
CHERRY SLEIGH BED $250.
Brand new, solid wood. 850-222-
New leather sofa and loveseat.
$750, can deliver. 350-222-2113
NEW BEDROOM SET: Beautiful
cherry Louis Philippe 8-piece
wood King sleigh bed, dresser,
mirror, clest, 2 nightstands. Sug.
List, $5200, sell $1650. 850-545-
NEW Brand Name King
Mattress Set, $250, in plastic,
NEW QUEEN mattress and base.
Never used; in unopened plastic.
Must sell, $125. 850-545-7112
FORMAL DINING ROOM -
Brand new cherry table with; 6
chairs and lighted china cabinet.
$3K retail, sell for $900. 850-425-
MATTRESS SET New full set,
with warranty, $.125, call 850-222-
Additional runs of the same ad (more than 2 weeks) are $2 per
week and must be paid in advance. We do not bill for classified.
2004 Hyundai Elantra, red, four
door, cloth interior, power.windows,
CD player, keyless entry, secu-
rity alarm, tinted windows, 32,295
miles, asking pay off of $11,935.
Serious inquiries only. Call 379-
3633 or 545-7179. 2-15,2-22
2000 Chevrolet 4.3 engine and
automatic transmission, less than
5000 miles, $1,750 or best offer.
Call 674-8010. 2-15, 2-22
1994 Town & Country Chrysler
van, 160,000 miles, front and rear
air, leather seats, runs good, four
new tires, $2,500 or best offer. Call
674-7138 or 899-0269.
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Field hay trailer, 16 ft.,
pulled, two axle, allsteel, $
Plow, two-row middle bus
or best offer. Call 674-573
1982 Gold Wing 1100, excellent
condition, new tires, $2,500; Moto
Cross boots, brand new, size 10,
paid $120, asking $75. Call 379-
3078: 2-22, 3-1
1997 Harley Davidson Sportster
XL 1200, black, excellent condi-
tion, $6,200. Call 251-0275 or
Go-cart, 5 hp, easy start, looks
brand new, less than 20 hours, roll
cage, seat bdlts, two seater, paid
$1,200, asking $700; camouflage
mini-bike, 30cc, less than a year
old, paid $400, asking $20.0. Call
1-800-457-9607 ext. 353 during
the day or 210-7284 at night, leave
message. 2-22, 3-1
2003 Yamaha Kodiak 400 four
wheeler, liquid cooled, one-touch
4WD, automatic, Warren winch,
$3,500 firm. Call 674-9127.
2005 Suzuki Boulevard 1400, only
300 miles, worth $10,500, asking
$8,000. Call 674-2860.
Trolling motors, three to choose
from, oldest is 28 1b. thrust Minnkota,
for parts, $15; Sears Gamefisher,
24 lb., works good, $50; Minnkota
10-acre blocks located
near Florida River.
$7,500 per acre.
City lots for sale.
We do financing
regular and creative.
Licensed Mortgage Lender.,
Les Brown, Associate -
" fer.more information. [7
AfT, 40 lbs., like new, $15
Alumacraft boat, 14 ft.,
Mariner motor, foot controlled
ing motor, nice boat, $2,800
offer. Call 643-3225.
Eagle boat, bass type hull, 1
hp Johnson, runs great, $2,1
Eagle bass boat, 15 ft.,
Suzuki, $1,250. Call 674-5
Sunbird, 17 ft., walk-thru
shield, 60 hp Johnson, runs
Found: Female hound dog on Hoe
Cake Rd. in Bristol. Call to describe.
Call 643-5479. 2-22, 3-1
e trol- Lost: Red dachshund, 15
or best old, some hair off of back, I
2-15,2-22 one eye, he needs medic
hip, hair and diabetes. His
4ft., 50 is blind in both eyes and nee
50. Call Grandchildren let him out t
2-15, 2-22 my wife passed away. Plea,
*or if someone knows where
60 hp no questions asked, he is like
720. to me. $150 reward to anyo
2-15,2-22 helps find him. Last seen at
SE Pear St. in Blountstow
, wind- 674-9545.
2-15,2-22 Lost: Siamese cat, blue eye
hair, dark brown tips. Last s
)ntrols, 69 N about two miles past e
all 674- tary school. Answers to "Ba
2-15,2-22 found please call 674-9127
Lost: Black Labrador pup
weeks old, answers to
2-15,2-22 last seen by Connely's
on Aultman Ave. and Hwy
motor, Blountstown Call 674-1362
el prop, 4222.
2-22T.3-15 $2,150. Call 674-5720.
Evinrude boat motor & cc
55 hp, runs great, $850. C
2-22, 3-1 20 hp Mercury, tiller hand
ter, $100 good, $425. Call 674-5720
45 Mariner Classic boat
comes with stainless steel
runs greal. $1,350. Ca
e he is,
Wanted: Guns, paying cash, old or
modern rifles, shotguns, pistols, one
gun or collection, military guns, old
double barrels. Call 674-4860.
12-21 T. 3-29
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, no charge for removal.
Call 762-8459. 1-28T. 3-15
Duplex house, located in Jackson
County, in very good shape, must
be moved, asking $5,000. Call 526-
Brick home with 6 1/2 acres,
three bedroom, two bath, fireplace,
secluded, two shops, $240,000. Call
674-9328. 2-22, 3-1
,. 1998 Skyline mobile home, 16 x
2-15,2-22 80, three bedroom, two bath, must
move, asking pay off; front and rear
ppy, 12 deck, 10 x 12 and 12 x 15, extra
'Onyx", $1,000 firm. Call 694-6874 cell or
Florist 643-1044 home, leave message.
. 69 in 2-22,3-1
or 674- 1 1/2 Acres in Clarksville cleared
2-15, 2-22 with septic tank and well With high-
way frontage on Newsome Rd.,
i white $25,000. Call 674-5179. 2-15,2-22
ton Rd. Five acres in Altha, 1 1/2 cleared,
Spuppy. $45,000; 28 acres, all wooded with
creek, $112,000; three acres, all
2-15 2-22 wooded inAltha, $21,500; 12 acres,
eight cleared in Altha, $149,000.
Call 762-8185 or 653-5597.
New home in Blountstown, three
box to bedroom, 2 bath, appliance pack-
inches age included, $114,500. Call 762-
3r6429. 8185. 2-15,2-22
1996 Southern Home mobile
vo-door home, 28 x 72, three bedroom, two
bath, fireplace, extra-large kitchen
2-22, 31 and living room, located in Sneads
area, needs to be moved, asking for
indition. payoff. Call 762-2362, evenings.
2-22,3-1 1999 Southern Home mobile
home, 16 x 80, three bedroom,
mpoline two bath, master bath with walk-in
tub, his and hers sink and shower,
2-22, 3-1 two acres of land, circular driveway
and fenced in yard, $40,000. Call
machine, 643-2226. 2-15,2-22
priced.1996 Liberty mobile home, estate
sale, 28 x 62, exceptionally clean
th three with large, well-lit open rooms, two
to own bedrooms, two baths, sun room,
, house eat-in kitchen, dining room, util-
Bristol. ity room with built-in work table,
Ill 643- screened porch with sliding vinyl
2-15, 2-22 windows, skylights, built-in radio/
intercom, central heat and air, 2 x
onethat 6 exterior walls, marble sills, fully
ren. Call furnished down to the linens and
2-15,2-22 kitchen items, new upgraded ap-
pliances, includes 4K emergency
cars or generator and a riding mower,
rument. $36,500, must be moved. Call 674-
9.1 .2-22 8385. 2-15, 2-22
Found: Light brown and
puppy, female with blue. c
Hwy. 274 and Alfred Shelt
Please call to claim orto take
Call 762-9182 after 6 p.m.
Wanted: Aluminum tool
fit 1985 Nissan pickup, 54
between bed rails. Call 593
Wanted: 1955-57 Ford tv
car. Call 850-722-0316.
Wanted: Liftchairin good cc
Call 643-1236, leave mess
Wanted: Good used trar
with net. Call 643-2812.
Wanted: Large washing m
good condition, reasonably
Wanted: Single mother wil
kids looking to rent or rent
a decent, reasonably priced
or mobile home located in
References available. Ca
Wanted: Looking forsomec
gives guitar lessons to childr
Wanted: Old Hot Wheels
any older used musical instr
Wanted: Boxer dog, pu
grown, must be good with c
free or at a reasonable price
Wanted: HIUD housing, thr
room, can pay upto $650 per
anywhere in Liberty Coun
Wanted: one cord firewood
2 ft. leogtbs. C41al 762-82W
Yard sale, Saturday, Feb. 25 from
7 a.m. until noon at 17034 NW 13th
St. in Blountstown, two streets past
Hungry Howie's. Something for
everyone. Call 674-8635. 2-22
Yard sale, Saturday, Feb. 25 begin-
ning at 8 a.m. located at Bridges
Avenue in Blountstown. Will have
ladies and junior clothing, lamps,
household items, etc. Phone
674-2637 after 5 p.m. 2-22
1 split in
Pekingese puppies, full-blooded, 8
weeks old, first shots and wormed,
$225 each. Call 447-0597. 2-15, 2-22
Two ferrets with cage, very good
with kids, litter trained, need good
-home with lots of space to play, ask-
ing $100 for both but will take best
offer. Call 643-9833. 2-15, 2-22
Weimaraner puppies, AKC regis-
tered, two males. Call 762-8203.
Iguana with cage, all accessories
included, -$75 or best offer. Call
643-5294. 2-15, 2-22
Mini-dachshund puppies, AKC
registered, black and tan, taking
deposits. Call 643-7000. .2-15, 2-22
Shih Tzu puppies, seven weeks
old, tri-colored, three males and
three females, first shots and
wormed, $350 each. Call 674-
7549. 2-15, 2-22
Found: Rottweilleron Martin SOwell
Rd., very thin, call to describe. Call
Call 0,13j-2 -3
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Liberty County Senior Citizens announce March activities
from the Liberty County
Senior Citizens Association
The Liberty County Senior Citi-
zens Association announce its activi-
ties for the month of March. They are
*Thursday, March 2 Call 643-
2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 27 to reserve your seat on the
van for shopping at the Piggly Wig-
gly in Blountstown.
S *Friday, March 3 The Senior
Citizens Advisory Council will host
a Twice is Nice Rummage Sale at the
Liberty County Courthouse in Bristol
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting at 11
a.m., they will be serving dinners
consisting of chicken and rice, cole
slaw, green butter beans and cake for
a $5 donation. Come by and support
the Senior Citizens and take home
good home cooking and check out
Twice is Nice items may you wish
*Friday, March 3 Carrie Flow-
ers will conduct an Arts and Crafts
class at the Hosford Senior Center
from 10:30 to 11:30A.M. Call Carrie
at 643-5690 for information. Call the
Liberty Transit no later than 3 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 27 for transportation
*Monday, March 6 Cynthia
Seaborne will be at the Hosford
Senior Center at 11 a.m. to give an
educational presentation regard-
ing colon cancer. Call the Liberty
Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3
p.m. Wednesday, March 1 to arrange
transportation to the Hosford Center. -
Lunch will be provided for seniors
attending this event.
*Tuesday, March 7 -A represen-
tative will be at the Hosford Senior
Center from 10:30 a.m. until noon
to inform the public about services
provided through Liberty County Se-
nior Citizens and the Liberty County
Transit. Call Jeannette at 643-5690,
for more information. -
*Thursday, March 9-First shop-
ping day of the month for Marianna
Wal-Mart. All aboard for spending
the day with friends, purchasing
groceries, etc. and having lunch.
Call 643-2524, no later than 3 p.m.
Monday, March 6 to reserve your
*Friday, March 10 -.Carrie
Flowers will conduct an Arts and
Crafts Class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at the Hosford Senior Center. Call
Carrie at 643-5690 for information.
Call the Liberty Transit at 643-2524
no later than 3 p.m. Monday, March 6
for transportation arrangements..
*Tuesday, March 14 A rep-
resentative will be at the Maxwell
Harrell Memorial Library on Hwy.
12 South in Bristol from 10:30
a.m. until noon to inform the public
about services provided through the
Liberty County Senior Citizens and
the Liberty County Transit.: Call
Jeannette at 643-5690, for more
S *Wednesday, March 15 -This is
the first day of a six-week Arthritis
Self Help Course. Carrie Flowers
and Jeannette Vinson will conduct
this workshop at the Hosford Senior
Center located on Hwy. 65. The
training will be from 11 a.m. until 1
p.m. with a break for lunch. We are
going to have fun and discuss some
alternative methods of living with
arthritis. Call Jeannette at 643-5690
for more information. Call 643-2524
no later than 3 p.m. Friday, March
9 to arrange transportation -through
Liberty Transit. We look forward to
having you join us.
:Thursday, March 16 Ready to
gg shopping-at the PiggIy-.W9gg yin-
than 3 p.m. Monday, March 13, to
reserve your transit ride.
*Friday, March 17 Saint Pat-
rick's Day, wear your green and
enjoy the day. The Hosford Center
will celebrate with a party. Call the
Liberty Transit at 643-2524, .for
*Monday, March 20 The Lib-
erty County Senior Citizens Board
of Directors will meet at the Bristol
Senior Center at 7:30 p.m. The public
is welcome to attend.
*Tuesday, March 21 -The Liber-
ty County Senior Citizens Advisory
Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Bristol Senior Center.
*Wednesday, March 22 The
second week in the six-week series of
Arthritis Self Help Course. Call Jean-
nette at 643-5690 for information.
Call the Liberty Transit atf643-2524
no later than 3 p.m., Friday, March
17 if you need transportation.
*Thursday, March 23-- The
Liberty Transit will be ready to take
you to Wal-Mart in Marianna. Call
643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Mon-
day, March 20 to reserve your ride
for shopping and lunch.
*Friday, March 24 Carrie
Flowers will conduct an Arts and
Crafts class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at the Hosford Senior Center. Call
Carrie at 643-5690 for information.
Call the Liberty Transit at 643-2524
no later than 3 p.m. Monday, March
20 for transportation arrangements.
*Saturday, March 25 -All of you
who are ready to eat at the Coastal
in Panacea and then go to the Sop-
choppy Opry to listen to and enjoy
good country music, call Jeannette
at 643-5690 no later than 4 p.m. on
Monday, March 13 to reserve Opry
seats. Call 643-2524 no later than
3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 to ar-
range transportation with the Liberty
Transit. Seating for this event is a
first-call basis, so call soon!
*Wednesday, March 29 The
third session of the Arthritis Self
Help Course. Call Jeannette at 643-
5690, for information. Call the Lib-
.'.erty Transit at 643-2524 no later than
3 p.m. Friday, March 24 to arrange
'REG. CAB XL 4x4 A
BRAND NEW V-8, Auto., A/C,
Limited Slip, Skid Plates,
SAM/FMCD, 17'lnch Tires..
^' Was $26.660
'05 FORD MUSTAN GT
Hard Top, 17k Miles ............26,988-
'05 T-BIRD CONVERTIBLE SUPER
10kMiles $28,888 '06 F-150 SUPER
'05 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE BRAND NEW 5.4, V-8, Auto., Leather,
14k Miles 21,88 18 Inch Aluminum Whee:.. 4I FPNr
14k Miles $-21 Equipment, CD, Trailer TowCiv Pa:hagoe
'05 LINCOLN TOWN CAR $27 888
Loaded, Like New..................*.25,888
'05 CHEVY SILVERADO LS
4 Door, 22k Miles 21,888 '05 DODGE RAM 25. 'AD CAB SLT
Diesel, 4x4, 19k Miles, Auto., $
'05 FORD FOCUS SAVE BIG......
2 to choose from...................1 1,888 '04 FORD RANGER
12k Miles, Like New
'04 JEEP WRANGLER 4x4
4.0, V-6, only 8k Miles '00 FORD F-250 SUPERCREW LARIAT$
LIKE NEW $18,888 4x4, Diesel
'02 FORD EXPLORER '00 FORD F-250 SUPERCAB
02Only 73k Miles, Clean 3,988 4x4, Lariat, Loaded, Local Trade..............
Only 73k Miles, Clean $ 13598
*Thursday, March 30 -
Blountstown Piggly Wiggly grocery
shopping and lunch. Call transit
at 643-2524, no later than 3 p.m.
Monday, March 27 to reserve your
*Friday, March 31 Janet Lehm-
an from the Area Agency will give a
Falls Prevention Another Level
at the Bristol Senior Center at 11
a.m. We strongly encourage seniors
to attend this event. Lunch-will be
provided. A good time and fellow-
ship will be enjoyed by all who at-
tend. Call Jeannette at 643-5690 for
information. Call the Liberty Transit
at 643-2524 to arrange transporta-
tion. The Hosford Senior Center will
Calhoun Co. Sr. Citizens
from the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association
The Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association is offering a certificate
for just $10 which entitles you to one 10x13 portrait valued at $89.95. This
is a great deal for anyone that would like a 10x13 portrait printed in black
and white with a splash of color of their child or children. Color splash is
where they accent an item in red on a black and white photo.
This offer is limited to children up to age 16. You may have more than
one child in the photo. Antiquities will provide clothing and props up to
child size 16. Your child may also want to bring his/her favorite toy or a
Sitting times will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March
24, 25 and 26 at the Senior Citizens Center.
We will arrange a time that is convenient for you. Stop by the office
at 16859 NE Cayson Street in Blountstown to purchase a coupon. If you
would like more information, call 674-4163.
Loaded, Save Big!......................... 8OO
fe05 FORD F-150 LARIAT
Crew Cab, 4x4...... ..........25,888
06 FORD TAURUS
4 Sunroof................................ .... $13,888 -
'05 SPORTS TRAC
Like Nel, only 3,000 miles .... ..$22,888
'05 CHEVY MALIBU
27k Miles...................................... $11,988
'05 SUZUKI LX7 4 X 4
16k Miles, Like New....... 19,988
'04 F-350 DIESEL LARIAT 26888
Loaded, Local Trade.... .......... 26,888
'04 AVALANCHE Z66 $
Like New...... ........... 2t,8
AI PRICES INCLUDE FORD MOTOR CREDIT BONUS CASH
THE PANHANDLE'S FASTEST GROWING DEALER!
Toll Free 1-866-800-6889 674-5462
17178 MAIN ST S & Blountstown, FL
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LEFT: J.O. Stone of Blountstown is shown as he pulls out the King of Diamonds at the first stop along the route at
the Forest Service Apalach Work Center. CENTER: New Arch Angel member Bryan Eiler is presented with his
emblem. RIGHT: Scott Overstreet relaxes after riding the 90-mile route through the county.
Saturday Poker Run raises over
$2,500 for Liberty 8th-graders
Ninety-one biking- enthusiasts
raised over $2,500 and enjoyed
an exciting day on the road when
they took part in the second
annual Ride for Kids Poker Run,
sponsored by the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department. Money
raised goes toward an annual
trip to Washington, D.C. for the
county's eight-grade students.
"The weather was great and we
had a pile of folks participating,"
said ride organizer Charles
Morris. Participants beganat
Veterans Memorial Civic Center
in Bristol and then rode through
five stops, including one at the,
Forest Service Apalach Work
Center, the next at Sumatra
Grocery Store, then on to Liberty
Wilderness Crossroads Camp.
and Hosford School before ending
the day back at the civic center.
Merchants from throughout the
panhandle donated numerous
prizes, which included jackets
and-riding accessories. Riders
drew a card at each stop, hoping-
to get the best hand to take the
top prize. Lewis D. Harper of
Tallahassee was the day's winner
and took home the top prize of a
handheld GPS unit.
ABOVE: Some of the members of the Arch Angels Motorcycle Group, shown here, include Liberty County
Sheriff's DeputyRonnie Snipes, Lawrence Brannan of the Franklin County Sheriffs Office, John Meister of
Tallahassee, FHP Trooper Scott Overstreet, Charles Morris of the Liberty County Sheriffs Department, Greg
Reese of Bristol and Bryan
Eiler of Havana. RIGHT: A
rider turns in his last ticket to
receive his final card of the
day to determine if he has
one of the winning hands.
BELOW LEFT: The kitchen
crew was busy dishing up
plenty of chicken and rice
after Doobie Hayes and
Robert Hill did the cooking.
draws a card during a stop
CHARLES MORRIS .