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 Main: Commentary
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 Main: Old Farmer’s Almanac
 Main continued
 Main: Weddings
 Main: Speak Up
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 Main: Job Market
 Main: Public & Legal Notices
 Main: Obituaries
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The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Creation Date: March 8, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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Preceded by: Weekly journal (Bristol, Fla.)

Table of Contents
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    Main: Commentary
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    Main continued
        page 8
    Main: Old Farmer’s Almanac
        page 9
    Main continued
        page 10
    Main: Weddings
        page 11
    Main: Speak Up
        page 12
    Main continued
        page 13
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        page 15
        page 16
        page 17
        page 18
        page 19
    Main: Job Market
        page 20
    Main: Public & Legal Notices
        page 21
    Main: Obituaries
        page 22
    Main continued
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    Main: Classifieds
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Bristol man charged

with his fourth DUI
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Bristol man was arrested on a DUI
charge his fourth after a Liberty
County Sheriff's Deputy patrolling along
County Road 12 South around 12:15
a.m. saw him traveling recklessly down
the road, weaving from the northbound
lane to the southbound lane four times
on Feb. 26.
When Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy
Wes Harsey asked for his driver's license
after pulling him over, Bruce Clifton
Keith, 50, replied that his license was
taken away due to a previous DUI.
"Now, you know this is going to send
me to prison," Keith told the deputy when
asked why he was driving without a li-
cense. When asked why he thought he
would be going to prison, Keith replied:
"Because I ain't going to lie, I'm drunk."
In his report, the deputy noted the odor
of an alcoholic beverage on Keith's breath.
When he asked if he had been drinking,
Keith replied, "Yeah, I had about eight or
ten beers."
When he looked in the pickup, he no-
ticed an open half-empty bottle of beer in
the center console. He saw another open
beer bottle stuck in the side door, next to
Keith's passenger, Willis Howard Gordon
As Keith was asked to step out of the
truck to take sobriety ,exercises, he told
Harsey he knew he was going to fail.
After performing poorly-on the tests,
Keith was handcuffed and taken into
During a search of the truck, deputies
found a bottle of CrownRoyal in theback-
seat with only about a quarter of the whis-
ke left. They also found another empty
beer bottle and beer can. In the bed of the
truck \ as a cooler filled %% ith ice cold beer,
according to the deputy's report..
Keith was charged with felony DUI,
driving while license suspended or re-
voked by a habitual offender and refusal to,
submit to a breath test. He was also cited
for having an open container and failure
to maintain a single lane of travel.
His passenger was cited for having an
open container.
In the arrest report, it was noted that
this was Keith's fourth DUI offense and
the fifth time he has been caught driving
with a revoked license.

This bag of debris from a methamphetamine lab was found near Bristol.

Garbage bag filled with

meth lab debris found

off Joe Chason Circle
by Teresa Etbanks, Journal Editor should find out who the garbage
WWhen Bill and Francine Fisher take belonged to and let them know they
their grandchildren for a walk in the didn't appreciate their property being
woods neartheifhome justoutside the used as a dumping ground. When
Bristol CityLimits.they always carry -they opened up the bag to look for
a garbage:bag and.pick ifp the cans. something that, might" identify the
Sartong and trash they (ind discarded owner, they got a shock. Inside, they
along Joe&Chas n Cirle, : found .what -was unmistakably the
S ew days agb, along with the debris frobr a meth lab: matchhooks..
--su-aldebti.i-tey foidft b ill garbage iodineroxi^de and'numru o s blister
b about 50.yardfronithe oad.. packs from which cold tablets had
.They carriedit endputside been re6ved .
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Pills confiscated after
driver charged with
DUI in Calhouni.........2

Teams forming for
the upcoming Relay
for Life event.............4

Panhandle Shootout
set for April I.............4

Four letters, four
topics on this week's
Speak Up! page ........12

Calhoun 1 Liberty
counties asking the
Legislature to fund a
total of 15 projects....13

Renee Harrell honored
by Calhoun County
School Systemn...........14

FWC field operations
weekly report............19

Amy Valenta brings the world to her students from tales

of her travels to a class visit by a state supreme court justice

Amy Henegar Valenta was presented with a big bouquet of flowers
after being named Calhoun County's Teacher of the Yearata ceremony
held at Blountstown High School Thursday. She is shown with Calhoun
County School Superintendent Mary Sue Neves and Assistant
Superintendent Greg Jones. SHARON AUSTIN PHOTO

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Amy Henegar Valenta, 35,
credits the fact that she grew up
in a small town with fueling her
urge to travel and explore other
cultures. "We lived in the same
house, same town and went the
same place on vacation every
year," she said of her life in the
Central Florida community of
In 10th grade, she went to
Mexico with her school's Span-
ish Club. "I was just hooked,"
she said. Having already de-
veloped some skill with the
language that had eluded many
of her classmates, she enjoyed
being able to bargain with shop-
keepers in Mexico while others
in her group hadn't developed

their language skills enough
to negotiate. The 15-year-old
knew she'd found something
she would love her entire life:
exploring other cultures.
"I didn't start out to be a Span-
ish teacher;" she says. A love for
language coupled with having an
extraordinary teacher eventually
led her to pursue a career in the
classroom. "I had a teacher who
really inspired me," she said of
the late Shirley Elms.
"Before I got into my Span-
ish classes, I was very shy and
withdrawn. I'd never been really
involved in school. She got me
involved in Exchange Club and
Spanish class," she said.
"That was her last trip and my
first one," she said of that class

trip to Mexico. Elms died of
cancer the following year but she
left a legacy of inspiration with
Amy. "She was so important
to me and showed me what a
teacher could do," she said, add-
.ing that her first trip to Mexico
"really was a life-changing ex-
perience for me."
And Mexico was just the
She's traveled, worked, and
studied in over 25 countries
and the students at Altha High
School are the richer for it.
Since 1998, she's come to an
even smaller town than the one
where she grew up by joining the
staff at Altha School. There, she
.relishes sharing her perspective
See TEACHER on page 15

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Pills confiscated and

driver charged with DUI
A woman pulled over for reckless driving is facing a DUI
charge after Major Rodney Smith of the Blountstown Police
Department witnessed her steer outside her lane five times
and run three vehicles off the road, according to a report from
the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
After she was pulled over, Smith and sheriff's deputies
found numerous pills in the vehicle of Juanita Alford.
According to Sgt. Mark Mallory, the sheriff's department
had received reports of a reckless driver traveling north on
State Road 69 before Alford was stopped at 3:46 p.m. last
When Mallory arrived where Alford had been pulled over,
Smith and Lt. Adam Terry both told him it appeared the driver
was under the influence.
When he failed to detect the odor of an alcoholic bever-
age, Mallory asked the driver if she was on medication. She
responded that she had taken "some antibiotics and nothing
else." -
In his report, Mallory noted that the driver was very un-
steady on her feet, her speech was slurred and her pupils did
not react to light. After preforming poorly on a series of field
sobriety evaluations, Alford was placed under arrest.
She then told Mallory that earlier in the day, she had taken
two Vicodin and two Soma pills.
When her vehicle was searched, officers found a pill
bottle for generic Vicodin that was filled the day before with
60 pills. At the time of her arrest, it held only five pills. A
bottle of generic Soma, also filled the previous day with 60,
was discovered and contained 27 pills. Also confiscated was
a bottle 21 capsules of Prozac.
In addition to DUI, Alford was also charged with driving
while license suspended or revoked after it was found that her
license was revoked due to a DUI this past December.

Feb. 27: Charles Hall, holding for court.
Feb. 28: Calvin Mobley, VOP (state), FTA; Cristy Pitts, driving while license
suspended or revoked; Lisa Ann Vaughn, FTA.
March 1: Antwon Miller, FTA (five times), two count of uttering, VOP
(county), two counts of forgery; Dallas Herring, VOP (county); Lavonya
Cooper, driving while license suspended or revoked with knowledge; George
Huges, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia; Quinton
Hawkins, VOP, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 2: Darryl Neal, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana,
possession of drug paraphernalia; Juanita Alford, DUI, driving while license
suspended or revoked with knowledge, VOP (county); Kraig Shook, driving
while license suspended or revoked (habitual).
March 3: Ray A. Jacobs, driving while license suspended or revoked,
passing worthless checks Bay County.
March 4: David Todd, VOP (county); Brian Andrews, less than 20 grams
of marijuana.
March 5: April Ammons, DUI, possession of alcohol under the age of
Feb. 24: James Wade, grand theft auto, resisting without violence; Jesse
Sheridan, grand theft auto, resisting without violence.
Feb. 28: Christie Love Pitts, holding for CCSO.
March 2: James Raydell Milligan, passing worthless bank checks; Juanita
Pitts Alford, holding for CCSO.
March 3: Bruce Keith, felony, DUI, refusal to submit to breathalyzer, driving
while license suspended or revoked (habitual); Rhonda Burch, FTA, public
assistance fraud; Steven M. Shiver, less than 20 grams
March 4: Johnnie Petty, domestic battery.
March 5: Eddie Joe-Syfrett, less than 20 grams of marijuana; Pedro
Ortuno, FTA; Servando Oretuno, disorderly conduct; April Sharon Ammons,
holding for CCSO.
Listings include name followedbycharge andidentification ofarrestingagency. The names above represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed Innocent until proven guilty.

Blountstown Citations issued:
Accidents..............03 Traffic Citations.................09
Police Dept. Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......71
Feb. 27 through Business alarms....02 Residential alarms..........00
March 5, 2006 Complaints 147

Two face additional
charges after being

picked up on warrant
Two men are facing drug charges after
they were found to be in possession of
a small amount of cocaine and one-inch
straws when deputies went to arrest them
on a warrant for a state probation viola-
When officers from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department went looking for
the men at a Fuqua Circle residence in
Blountstown, Deputy Eddie Dalton went
to the back of the residence as Sgt. Mark
Mallory knocked on the front door.
A woman answered the door and said
she would get the men when Mallory asked
to speak with George Huges and Quentin
A moment later, Dalton arrested
Hawkins as he opened the backdoor. Mal-
lory saw Huges emerge from a bedroom
and took him into custody.
Both men were taken outside, where
they were searched before being placed
in a patrol car. The officers found a one-
inch straw with a substance that tested
positive for cocaine in the front pockets
of both men.
The two are being held on the probation
violations and have also been charged with
possession of cocaine and possession of
drug paraphernalia.

just totally blown away by what
we did find," said Francine Fisher,
She and her husband are both
former meth users who overcame
their addiction years ago. She
said she successfully completed
treatment in a Christian rehabili-
tation center over a decade ago.
Her-husband, Bill, now 52, broke
free of his meth habit as a young
man. Today, Fisher counsels
female inmates about their drug
problems. "I can talk to the girls
'cos I've been down that road,"
The Fishers say their discovery
is a warning for Liberty County.
"If it's to the point that I'm find-
ing this along the road near my
home, what's it going to be like
in a couple of years?" she asks.
"I'm even more concerned about
ten years from now when my
grandkids are teenagers."
She said she. contacted the
Liberty County Sheriff's Office
and was surprised when Drug
Task Enforcement Officer Dussia
Shuler told her, "Liberty County
doesn't have a drug problem."

"I do not agree with him," she
said. "We have a drug problem
in Liberty County and we need
to start doing something about
it before it becomes-something
more than we can handle."
She added, "It's not going to
be long before all the crime con-
nected with drugs \will be rampant
and it will take a lot more re-
sources than Liberty County will
provide to deal with it." Once the,
county decides to do something
about it, she warns, the cost to
battle the problem "will suck this
county dry."
In an effort to make others
aware of the growing problem.
the Fishers have circulated a flyer
with a color photo of the con-
tents of the garbage bag, under
this statement: "This refuse of
a 'meth lab' was found dumped'
onto a resident's private prop-
erty. .Refuse was reported to and
picked up by the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department Drug Task
Enforcement Officer. Officer
stated to concerned resident, "We
do not have a drug problem here
in Liberty County."

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Boyd joins Blue Dogs in exposing unknown budget report

- Congressman Allen Boyd,
D-North Florida, joined his
fellow Blue Dogs in exposing an
unpublicized report by the U.S.
Treasury Department and calling
for accountability from the
Administration. The Treasury
Department's "Financial Report
of the United States Government"
casts a new light on the severity
of our nation's fiscal mess and
demonstrates that the deficit is
much worse than projected by
the Administration.
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federal deficit was $760 billion
in 2005-over twice as large as
the reported $319 billion. By
using the same accounting
standards that are required by
law of every business in America
with revenues over $5 million,
the report takes into account
future obligations of the federal
government, presenting a clearer,
more understandable picture of
our federal finances.
"The Blue Dogs have
been saying for weeks that
the Administration's budget
is a misleading and useless
document, and now, according
to the Administration's report, it
seems they agree with us," Boyd
said. "The Administration's
budget does not reveal our
growing financial problems
or present an accurate budget
deficit. Let's shoot straight
%with the American people about
our budget and long term fiscal
Exern Near the President
issues tw[o 'ital budgeting
documents: the budget and the
financial report. The budget
is widelyi distributed to e\ery
member of Congress and the
national press. w while the financial
report is distributed to fe\w er than
20 members of Congress with
no press release. The financial
report can be found at kww\.fms.
"This report illustrates the
complete lack of transparency.
honesty and accountability in our
budget process." Boyd stated.
"By using the Adinistration's

unrealistic numbers for our
budgeting, we are viewing the
budget through rose-colored
glasses. This is an unhealthy
and damaging practice that will
affect our economy, our standard

of living and ultimately, our
national security."
Congressman Boyd and
the Blue Dogs, a group of 37
moderate and conservative
House Democrats committed

to fiscal discipline, are urging
Congress to adopt the Blue
Dog 12-Step Plan for curing
our nation's addiction to deficit

Two Chipola Trustees reappointed by Governor

MARIANNA-Two current
members of the Chipola College
DistrictBoard of Trustees-John
Padgett of Marianna and Mark
Plummer of Bristol-recently
were re-appointed by Gov.
Jeb Bush to additional four-
year terms. Both trustees were
originally appointed in 1999.
Plummer, a pharmacist from
Bristol, served as chair of the
board in 2003-04 year. He
currently serves as Library

liaison for the board.
Padgett is a retiree who
worked for the Compass Lake
in the Hills development and
also served as a Jackson County
commissioner. He is a volunteer
for Habitat for Humanity and the
Jackson County Fair.
Padgett is the board's current
vice-chair. He also serves as
financial liaison for the board.
Seven other trustees represent
Chipola's five-county district on

the nine-member board: Brenda
Taylor of Bonifay, Gina Stuart
of Marianna, Danny Ryals
of Blountstown, Gary Clark
of Chipley, Jeff Crawford of
Marianna, Jennie Goodman of
Bonifay and Abby Hinson of
The Board of Trustees meets
on the third Tuesday of each
month at 7 p.m. in the college
Public Service Building to set
policy for the college.

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Panhandle Shootout

planned for April 1
The Bulldog Club will sponsor the
Panhandle Shootout April 1. There are
two categories of competition: gun and
archery. Registration for both events be-
gins at 8 a.m. (ET) at the Liberty County
High School football field. Preregistra-
tion entry fee is $10, presale by March
25. Day of entry fee is $15.
The gun competition will be held at
the Calhoun County Rifle Range (the first
shot will take place at this location). Ar-
chery will be held at the LCHS football
Gun category includes:
*Pistol law enforcement
*5 rounds 5 minutes, 25 yards, any
*Shotguns 2 3/4, #4 buck shot, 50
yards, ammo provided
*Rim fire 50 yards moving out cen-
ter fire open and scope
Archery category includes:
*Three adult and youth classes
Places top three in each category are:
first place, 55 percent; second place, 30
percent; third place, 15 percent.
This is a split the pot tournament. Half
the proceeds will go towards prize mon-
ey and the other half will go towards the
LCHS Bulldog Club.

Chipola Regional Arts

Dutch-treat luncheon
The public is invited to attend the
monthly Dutch-treat luncheon and
general meeting of the Chipola Regional
Arts Association to be held at Blitch's
Restaurant in Bonifay.Tuesday, March 21
at 11:30 a.m.
Sophia Davis, owner of Bonifay Guild
for the Arts, will present the program
which will be followed by a tour of the
Waits Mansion. We will meet and carpool
from the east side of the Winn Dixie
parking lot at 10:45 a.m. -
For more information, call Marilyn
Sweeney at 482-5526.

Kid's free fishing Derby
from the Apalachicola National Forest
The Apalachicola National Forest
Wakulla Ranger District announces its third
annual Kid's Free Fishing Derby April 8
from 8 a.m. to noon for ages one day to 16
years old accompanied with an adult.
The.Fishing Derby will be held at Der-
by Pond at SR 267 and FR-360 in SW
Leon County. I
Bring your own fishing pole (poles to
borrow are limited). We will assist chil-
dren with fishing, bait will be provided
along with snacks and soft drinks.
Registration is from March 1 through
April 3. Call or visit your local Forest Ser-
vice office at SR 12 and SR 20 in Bristol,
643-2282 or 57 Taff Drive in Crawford-
ville, 926-3561.
This is sponsored by the Apalachicola
National Forest, Florida Fish and Wild-
life Commission, Loyal Order of Moose
in Tallahassee, and many other generous
local sponsors.

ARCITO meets Monday
The Apalachicola River Creek Indian
Tribal Organization will hold its month-
ly board meeting in Blountstown at the
Calhoun County Courthouse Monday,
March 13 at 7 p.m. (ET). All members are

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Liberty County Children's Coalition
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Rotary Club meets at Cairioun-Liberty Hospital. noon
Weight Loss Support Group
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Teams forming for

next Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society Relay
For Life of Calhoun/Liberty Counties is
scheduled to begin on May 5. We will
have one Relay event for both counties.
The Relay event will be in Liberty County
this. year and Calhoun County next year.
Our plans are to rotate the location each
Our next meeting is Thursday, March 9
at 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the Veterans Memori-
al Park Civic Center in Bristol. We would
like to invite everyone to attend including
all current or past team captains and team
members. If anyone can help'in forming
a team to represent their church, family,
business, etc, please attend this meeting,
if possible. Teams generally consist of
10 members or more working together to
raise funds for the American Cancer So-
ciety. Each team keeps at least one team
member walking on the track at all times.
Participants camp out at the Relay site,
and when they are not taking their turn
walking, they take part in fun activities
and enjoy local entertainment.
The Relay For Life will be held in
Bristol at the Liberty County High School
football field on May 5 and 6 starting at 6
p.m. (ET) on the 5th and ending at noon
on the 6th.
Please contact Wes Johnston, Event
Chairman at 762-9620 or Joann Roberson,
Team Development Chair at 762-3377, or
Jerry Money at 643-5306 if you have any
questions or need more information.
For information on cancer, call the
American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-
2345, available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, or visit www.cancer.org.

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Search & Rescue meels at

SCBC Blood Drive

Train Rides. 11 a.m. 3 p.m.
V-Aerans Memorial Park in Bristol

5th Annual Lions Club Roar
at Blountstown High School
auditorium, 6 p.m.

Tod, IV.



Citizens Advisory Council for Big Bend Hospice.

Altha Boy Scouts meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Altha VFD
Bulldog Club meets 7 p.m. at trie LCHS field riouse
Keep Calhoun Co. Beautiful Inc. meets in the board
room of the Calhoun Co. Extension off ice, 3 p.m.
Calhoun Co. School Board meets 5 p.m. at Calhoun Courthouse

Altha Town Council, 6 p.m. at City Hall

Blountstown City Council meets at 6 p.m.
Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S. meets 7 p.m. at Dixie Lodge
Bristol Lions Club meets 7 p.m. at the Apalachee Restaurant

Liberty County School Board meets 5 p.m. at the
Liberty Education and Administrative Center in the library
Bristol VFD meets 7:30 p.m. at Bristol City Hall

Calhoun County Girl Scouts Troop 579


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Monticello's Tour of Homes scheduled March 25-26

Numerous historic buildings
and one modem home will be on
the 2006 biennial Tour of His-
toric Homes in Monticello March
25 and 26. Added to the tour this
year is Palmer Place Antique Car
and Carnival Museum and Dixie
Plantation. Visit the Old South for
a day. Drift back in time as you
drive the 26 miles east of Talla-
hassee on Hwy. 90.
Refreshments are served in
several of the open homes. Lunch
can be purchased at one of the
historic homes, or is available
at many local restaurants. Most
of the historic homes are within
walking distance.
A van ride to Dixie Plantation
is included in the price of a ticket.
Also included in the ticket price is

an exhibit by local sculptor Brad
Cooley and a Scottish concert by
Arnold Burkhart and friends. The
concert is Sunday, March 26 at
2:30 p.m.
Monticello became the county
seat of Jefferson County when
Florida was still a territory. After
Florida was admitted as a State in
1845, a Jefferson County planter,
William Mosley, became- the first
Governor of Florida. Visitors
were attracted to Monticello be-
cause of its warm climate, beauti-
ful rolling hills and pine air which
was thought to be therapeutic.
It is still therapeutic to stroll
among Florida's finest collection
of early 19th century residential
architecture. Showcased among
blooming camellias are a number

The Board of Commissioners of the North-
west Florida Regional Housing Authority will
hold a Special Meeting March 10, 2006, in the
Cambridge Room, Ramada Inn North, 2900
North Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL. Meeting
will begin at 1 p.m. (ET). The meeting will be
open to the public.
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of Greek Revival, Classic revival,
Queen Anne, Italianate and Vic-
torian homes that have made the
tour a favorite with new visitors
since its inception 40 years ago.
Among the historic buildings,
Dixie Plantation was planned by
John Russell Pope who also de-
signed the Jefferson Memorial,
the National Archives and the
National Gallery of Art in Wash-
ington, D.C. the house is an ex-
cellent example of neoclassical
The Dunn house built in 1890
is an example of Queen Anne



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Style. Very few changes have
been made to the original build-
ing. Spectacular wood detailing
may be seen in this home. Few
changes have been made to Christ
Episcopal Church built in 1885,
and it is still functions as a vibrant
congregation. The church is also
on the walking tour.
The John Denham house is
a Victorian frame house built in
1888, by John Denham a pioneer
settler from Scotland. One of the
homes distinguishing, features is
an octagonal cupola.
In contrast is the Beshears
lovely and unusual home built in
1975. Tennessee flagstone is used
on the front porch, Italian ceramic

tile covers the interior floors and
a large fieldstone fireplace is the
focal point of the family room.
The Beshears home boasts one
of the largest live oak trees in the
Tours hours are from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to
5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets will be on
sale downtown at the Monticello
Opera House and the Wirick-
Simmons House. Tickets may be
purchased at Dixie Plantation in
the country. Ticket prices are $25
and children $5. Lunch will be
served at Wirick-Simmons House
for $7.
So pout on your walking shoes,
but please leave the high heels at
home. In order to protect these
historic structures, tour visitors
are asked to refrain from wear-
ing high-heeled shoes that might
damage the wooden floors.
While visiting Monticello, be
sure to check out the local mer-
chants, downtown shops featur-
ing antiques and treasures. All
funds collected from the tour are
sued to continue the restoration
projects of the Jefferson County
Historical Association in their ef-
forts to collect and preserve the
rich historic heritage of Jefferson
County. For additional informa-
tion, call 997-2465.

Sponsorships needed for Garden Gala
Covenant Hospice's new fundraiser
from Covenant Hospice
An exciting new event is coming to Marianna on April 22 from 6
to 9 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 3645 Hwy. 90 West, Mari-
anna. The Garden Gala is Covenant Hospice's newest fundraiser that
celebrates southern hospitality, spring time and the arts.
Covenant Hospice is now accepting sponsorships for this one-
of-a-kind fundraising event. Sponsorships levels start at $250, and
businesses and individuals from Marianna and surrounding coun-
ties are encouraged to participate. Tickets are $35 each. The event
promises to be an incredible evening in the garden with fine dining,
auctions of unique garden benches painted by local artists, exhibits
and much more.
In addition to sponsors, the Garden Gala is seeking volunteers,
artists and 'garden-related businesses. Proceeds benefit Covenant
Hospice in Marianna, a not-for-profit organization, serving patients
with life-limiting illnesses in Jackson, Holmes, Washington and
Calhoun counties. For more information, visit the Web site at www.
covenanthospice.org/gardengala or call toll free (866) 785-3040.


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Deacon and


program Sun.
This is a royal invitation to
praise the Lord and greetings in
the name of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ.
This is to cordially invite all
to the Deacon and Deaconess
Program to have a wonderful time
of praise, worship and fellowship
March 12 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
The program will be held at the
Humility Missionary Baptist
Church of Bristol (Estiffanulga
Rev. Willie Riles, Evangelist
Levonne Davis and the congrega-
tion will welcome Rev. Dr. C.L.
Wilson as the guest speaker for
this occasion.
"Behold, how good and how
pleasant it is for Brethren to dwell
together in unity!" Psalm

Southern gospel

sing Saturday
There will be a gospel sing at
Jesus Christ Outreach Ministries
in Clarksville Saturday, March
11 at 6 p.m. (CT). There will be
lots of southern gospel singing.
The building is located on
Hwy. 20 West, one mile past the
caution light in Clarksville on
the right. Everyone is welcome
to attend.
For more information, call

Night of worship
The Abe Springs Pentecostal
Holiness Church would like to
invite you to a night of worship
in song on March 11 at 6 p.m.
The featured singers will be
The Millers from Chipley.
Thechurch is located on County
Road 275 South in Blountstown.
If you have any questions, please
call 762-2146.

Prayer band meets
The Liberty Community
Prayer Band will hold prayer
service Thursday, March 9 at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at the home of Sister
Betty Beckwith.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
call 643-2622.
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We, the officers, members
and family of Elder Geraldine B.
Sheard extend a warm invitation
to each of our Father's children to
come out and worship the Lord in
the beauty of holiness on Sunday,
March 12 at 11 a.m. (CT). The
service will be at Prayer Chainers
Mission of God Hugh Creek, with
guest speaker Evangelist Patricia
Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.
at the W. T. Neal Civic Center
located at 17773 Pear Street in
Blountstown, we ask for each
of you to come out and help us
honor the angel of the Prayer
Chainers Mission of God. The
theme for this event is "Elder
Sheard: A Living Epistle."
Come out and help us magnify
the Lord. This event is free to
everyone, so come out and show
our love for her.
For more information, call
Dineasi Smith at 663-8059 or
Adrian Abner at 624-0667.

We welcome your church an-
nouncements and remind you to be
sure to include the day and date as
well as time and location of each
event. We also ask that you include
' a phone number or directions to the
church to make it convenient for our
There is no charge for. church
announcements, but we run each an-
nouncement only once. If you would
like to repeat the same announce-
ment, we can do so but must charge
for the space as though it were an

lI T Dl~l'$EN $ i
by Ryan McDougald J
Text: Ephesians 1:1-14
I can remember sitting on the edge
of my mother's bed as a very small
boy looking intently out the window
down the long driveway to the street.
A glance at the alarm clock ticking
away on the nfightstand revealed that
it was almost time for Daddy to come
His Chevrolet would turn into the
driveway and stop. He would get out-
of the car and cross the road to retrieve
the mail from the mailbox while I ran
as fast as I could down the driveway
to meet him. He always met me with
outstretched arms and a smile. He al-
ways seemed glad to see me.
He would put me on his lap and let
me steer the car up the driveway. Or if
it was a day to buy gas, it meant a trip
to the gas station where he would buy
me an icy cold Nehi Grape or an Or-
ange Crush. After filling the tank, we
would take a ride to the backside of
his pasture to check on his cows while
we filled our bellies with drinks.
But it did not matter what we
did. I just enjoyed being with him.
He always seemed glad to have me
around. That is how Paul describes
Our relationship-to our Heavenly Fa-
ther. Scripture says that God predeter-
mined to adopt us as his children "in
accordance with His pleasure and will
(NIV)." Blailde says, "...it pleased
God to choose and ordain the ...be-
lievers to the privilege of adoption
through Jesus Christ"
God is. the Sovereign Lord Al-
mighty and the Creator of the Uni-
verse. Men bow down and nations
tremble before Him But He is also
a loving Father who wants -tb have
a joyous relationship with you that
is real and personal. That is "to the
praise of His glorious grace'"

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We, the family of Chuck
Wilson, would like all of you to
know how much we gratefully
appreciate your support. We
know the void he left is felt by
many of you also.
Thank you to our Life Groups,
friends and family for the food,
flowers, prayers, hugs and words
of comfort.
Our pastor, Paul Smith,
care pastors, Ian Yoder and
Bob Hayward and associate
pastor, Doug Gingerich, helped
make the services for Chuck
so personal and special. Our
praise and worship team helped
us honor Chuck with wonderful
music and singing.
A special thank you to Marlon
Peavy for the extra effort made to
get the beautiful casket that was
just perfect for Chuck, also the
professionalism shown during
our grieving.
If we have left anyone out,
please forgive us. We are blessed
to live in such a great place with
such caring people.
Love in Christ,
The Family of Chuck Wilson

W.R. Tolar eighth grade
children and parents would like
to say thank you to the businesses
in Bristol and Blountstown for all
your support in helping us raise
money -to fly to Washington,
D.C. in April.
Also, a special thank you to
Liberty County Sheriff's Office,
Harrel Wood Revell, Charles
Morris and Ronnie Snipes for all
your help with the Poker Run.
We'd also like to thank Jinker
Potter, Robert Hill and Doobie

Hayes for doing all the cooking.
We had so much support we
could not list everyone, so we
thank you to all.
Debbie Shepard,
8th grade parent sponsor

Irvin S. Weidner Jr. would
like to thank the family, friends,
physicians and Big Bend Hospice
for the care that was given to
Gwen Ingersoll Weidner.-
Thank you,
Irvin S. Weidner Jr.

Among the greatest and glorious gifts
our heavenly Father sends is the gift
of understanding we find in family and
friends. We, the family of Mrs. Laurentine .
Black, would like to take this opportunity
to say, "THANKS" from the depth of our
hearts for your thoughtfulness, prayers,
visits, calls, flowers, contributions, and
other acts of kindness and love that have
given us strength and inspiration at this,
our time of mourning.
May God continue to bless each of you
in a very special way.
The Family.of Laurentine Black

The Liberty County

A Ministerial Association

.Presents the First Annual

Liberty Gospel Sing at the

Veterans Memorial Civic Center on

Saturday, March 11, 2006.

Featured Performers:

SThe Gann Brothers,

Fortress and The Basford


Come andjoin us for a great night

fl. of gospel singing!

e will begin serving Chicken Pilau Plates at 5:30 pm,
at a cost of $5.00 per plate.

Gospel Sing will start at7:00 p.m. with FREE admission!

A Love Offering will be taken.

GCall 643-M5400 for further info.

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1/2 pound boneless
chicken, cubed
1 clove gadic, minced
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 can (16 ounces)
black beans, drained
juice from 1 lime
1/2 cup salsa
2 large pita pockets
sour cream or grated
cheese, as garnish

Q reheat oven to 350F. Heat oil in a skillet and cook
chicken and garlic until chicken is done, about
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Thunder in March brings snow.
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Colton Chase Johnson cel-
ebrated his first birthday on
March 1. He is the son of
Kelvin and Sherry Johnson
of Edgefield, SC. His paternal
grandparents are Rodney and
Minnie Johnson and great-
grandparents, Louise Hall and
the late Artie Hall, allof Kinard.
His matemal grandparents are
Sammy and Brenda Sealey of
Tallahassee and great-grand-
parent, the late Ted Hatcher
of Marianna. Colton enjoys
eating, books, watching Baby
Einstein, and being outside.

and Am-
ber Norris
of Clarks-
ville are
proud to .
announce .
the:birth of
their sons,
Scott and
Bra yden .
James Nor-
ris, born i
on Oct 20, :
2005 at the
University of Alabama Hos- APPY
pital. Landon weighed 5 lbs. A.
and 1 oz. and measured 19
1/2 inches long. Brayden
weighed 4 lbs. and 8 oz. and
measured 17 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
James and Suzanne Cdbia
of Cottonwood, AL. Paternal
grandparents are Tony and
Sherryl Norris of Blountstown
and Teresa Hall and Joseph
Flowers of Scotts Ferry. Ma- -
ternal great-grandparents are
Chester and Patricia Cobia
of Cottonwood, AL. Paternal
great-grandmother is Ca-
milla Norris of Chattahoochee. Michael 8
-Landon and Brayden were W
welcomed home by brother, wa
A'drew, two and sister, Bri- Ml
anna; two.-.. --

Cassidy Sheri Vinson is cel-
ebrating her third birthday on
March 11. She is the daughter
of Chris and Crystal Vinson of
Bristol. Her grandparents are
Gene and Donna Worthington
of Quincy and Sherry Castro of
Bristol. Her great-grandparent
is Lavon Sumner of Bristol.
Cassidy enjoys shopping with
momma, going to the park with
her daddy, spending Sundays
visiting with her Nanna and
Pops, gardening with her
Grannie Sumner and watch-
ing cartoons in bed with her
Mema. Cassidy will be cel-
ebrating her birthday with her
family, including her cousins,
Joseph, Mary and Carolyn.


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Jett BlazeAmmons celebrated
his first birthday on March
4. He is the son of Jeff Am-
mons and Shannon Brown of
Hosford. His grandparents are
Steve and Pauline Pumphrey
of Altha, James and Sue
Ammons of Blountstown and
Anita and Nelson Sumner of
Tallahassee. He enjoys playing
with his big brother, Dustin. He
celebrated his birthday with an
Elmo theme party with friends
and family.

Jackson Co. senior
trips planned
from the Jackson County
Senior Citizens Association
Jackson County Senior Citizens
Association has trips planned. They
are as follows:
*Kentucky Music Trail tour,
April 8 through April 13, featuring
Chattanooga, TN, Renfro Valley
Kentucky, Paintsville, KY., home
of Loretta Lynn, dinner and show
at Jeanie C. Riley Theater and much
*New England/Cape Cod, May
1 through May 9, New Port Richie,
Mystic Seaport, guided tour of the
famed Ten Mile, Old Cape Cod,
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs,
Cape of Provincetown, Pilmouth
Plantation and much more.
*Pigeon Forge Gospel Premier,
Aug. 20 through Aug. 24, the
world's greatest gospel concert, 42
plus groups.
For-more information about these
tours or other torus, contact Merita
Stanley, 4469 Clinton St., Marianna,
FL 32446 or call 482-4799.




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The "New Eagle Eye Clan" Spring Pow-wow
will be held at the town park on SR. 71 in Altha on:

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Beginning at 9 a.m.

There will be singing,
drumming, native
American dancing,
hand-made crafts,
a food booth,
and cultural lessons.

-' 2006 Florida Entertainer of the
year, Kevin Story will be there!
Bring the whole family, come and enjoy 3 days of fun!
No drugs, alcohol or fighting allowed.
For more information call Nikki Argetsinger at
(850)762-8478 or email nativewoman54 @aol.com

Williams, Kirkland plan April wedding



Brandy Michelle Williams of
Hosford and John Wesley Kirk-
land of Blountstown are pleased
to announce their engagement
and upcoming marriage.
Brandy is the daughter of Mike
Williams of Hosford and Cindy
Williams of Pensacola. John is
the son of Sue and \Wa\ ne Rollins
of Blountsto\i n and Dennis Kirk-
land of Clarks\ ille. Grandparents
of the future bride are Lin\\ood
and Mable \Williams of Hosford.
The groom-elect's grandparents
are Hershe\ and Lois Bennett
of Blounistokn and Leonard
and the late Inez Kirkland of
Blounisto\ n.
The bride-elect is employed
\,ith the Department of Health
in Tallahassee. The prospec-
tive groom is a 1994 graduate
of Blountsto% n High School

House. A reception will follow
at Woodman of the World in
All family and friends are
\welcome to attend.

Reeder, Stewart exchange vows

Patricia Harbin Reeder and James B. Ste, ,art
111 were joined in marriage in Blountsto% n on
Feb. 26.
The bride is the daughter of Iris Harbin of
Blountstown and Walter E. Harbin of Harrison-
burg. VA.
She is employed by Big River Cypress & Hard-
%%ood Inc.

The groom is the son of Dr and Mrs. James B.
Stew art of Panama Cit,. formerly of Fernandina
He is employed as a Law Enforcement Officer
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser'ation
The couple \\ill reside in Blountstown.

from the Southeastern
Community Blood Center
As of March 1. Southeast-
ern Conununitu Blood Center.
reports that hospitals ha'e been
advised to cancel non-emer-
gencN surgeries due to a severe
blood shortage in Leon Counrt
and 25 other counties SCBC
serves in North Florida and
South Georgia.
A low\ blood supply and sex-
eral open-heart surgeries that
were transfused %with 0 posi-
ti e blood have compounded the
blood shortage.
At this time the few remain-
ing units of 0 positive. 0 nega-

surgeries due to

tive and A positive blood t'pes
are being reserved in case of
emergency surgeries.
As is SCBC's protocol. sever-
al blood centers outside SCBC's
26 county service area ha\ e been
contacted for help. No units
have been found for importing.
SCBC is the local nonprofit

blood shortage
blood center, which is the sole
provider of blood to TMH and
CRMC and to hospitals in 26
counties in North Florida and
South Georgia,
For information on donating
blood and center locations con-
tact Southeastern Commnunit\
Blood Center at 1-S00-722-2218
or scbcinfo.org. Branches are
located in Tallahassee. 1731Rig-
gins Road and at Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital. Other locations
are in Mlarianna. FL and Thom-
asville & Douglas GA. Center
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Hosford library should be named in _

honor of the late Darlene Severance i

To the editor:
I propose that the new
library in Hosford be named
after Darlene Severance. I had
the privilege to work in and
out of the Harrell Memorial
Library as a tutor, teaching the
GED (General Equivalent of
a High School Diploma) from
1995 to 2000. She was our
supervisor (there was six of us
then). Darlene, as we all knew
her, had a quiet manner, hardly

ever speaking above a whisper.
She worked diligently for at least
80 hours a week managing the
library and serving on several
committees: Juvenile Justice,
LATCH program, Adult Tutoring
Programs and Grant Programs
among others.
Ms. Severance made the Harrell
Memorial Library a model for
libraries throughout the Big Bend
area. She did this in her quiet,
unique manner, never criticizing

Liberty residents urged to attend

Thursday commission meeting
To the editor:
All Liberty County residents concerned about their failing health
department, want to help right a wrong and stabilize their health
department are asked to please come to the Liberty County Commis-
sioner meeting tomorrow, Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Liberty
County Courthouse in Bristol on the second floor.
Come show your support for changes in your health department
and fairness. ..
-.. Marvin Dubert, Telogia

us, only praising our work. She
worked not for monetary gain,
but for a higher purpose. She
was responsible for creating the
Hosford Library. I had asked her
why we could not have one, and
presto! It was born.
Mr. Frank (we always called
him Frank) had the same manner
of living as God meant all of
us to live. Frank was always
at Darlene's side, helping with
the library and working at the
Severance Sign Shop. The
Severances came here from
Michigan, making Bristol their
home. I do not know anyone who
has ever worked so much for our
community as they have. If you
do, I would like for you to write
and tell us about them.
I beg all of you who knew her
as I did to support this effort to
name the new Hosford Library
in her honor.
Margie P. Mercer

Who's responsible for our government errors?

To the editor:
Who is responsible? -
Who is responsible for the
errors of our government, the-
warin Afghanistan. Iraq. the huge
fiscal fiasco of borrowing trillions
of dollars from India, Japan and
China to finance this war?
Some believe that the
Democratic party is responsible,
some say it is the Republican
party, others blame President
Bush. I'believe that both parties
are responsible, for they are our
representatives, our Congress,
who lead our nation.
Our government has used
bribery to make other nations
obey our will. When that fails we
use military power (we are the
most powerful military power the
world has ever known).
The past seven wars were
initiated by our government, The
Korean War, a battle of ideologies
and the Vietnam War was the

same. The reality is that all those
wars were not about ideology.
but for profiteers known as the
Military Industrial Complex
(those \%ho manufacture and sell
weapons of war to anyone with
dollars who can pay for profit).
Some say this is imperialism.
Call it \\ hat you may, but another.
reality is that \\e have lost friends
throughout the world by using
moneo and military power for our
'self interests."
Five years ago most of the
world's people supported the
U.S. government. Sad to say 80
percent of the world's people
see us as a greedy nation who
will stop at nothing to remake
all nations in our image. This all
began when our young nation-
took the Native American's land
using deception and power. It
continued during the Mexican-
American War when we took the
states of Arizona, New Mexico,

Nevada, California from the
Mexican people. It continues
to the present, where we are at
war to steal Iraq's oil. Iraq is
second only to Saudi Arabia in
oil production.
This current war is called a
war against terrorism. Who are
these people? Why do they fight
us and continue to resist our
military occupation? To answer
this question just ask yourself the
following question: Would you
fight back if foreign soldiers were
in your community with superior
weapons, including tanks?
I believe that thinking
Americans will answer the
James Mercer,
Liberty County native now
living in Chattahoochee

JUCO TEAM HOSTS Several local families have
volunteered to serve as hosts for the 16 teams who will be
in town March 8-11 for the State Junior College Basketball
Tournament at Chipola College. Pictured from left, are:
(front) Eulice Bryant, Eddie Hilton, Merle Houston, Mary
McClendon, Caretha Everett, (back) Joan Miller, Patrick
Bryan, Ken McDonald, Waymon Moneyham, Jay Mitchell,
Willie Spires, John Ellerbee, and Team Hosts chair Jayne
Roberts. Not pictured are Leroy Boone, Tracey Dudley, JoAnn
Everett and Chris Kohlsaatk. CHIPOLA PHOTO

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3/2 bath on 3.5 acres in
Hosford. $125,000.
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on 1.31 acres in Sumatra
bordering Black Creek.
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being used as a church.
commercial acre in Hosford
with building. $75,000.
Home in Twin Oaks Subdi-
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Still a few honest folks left
To the editor:
In this day and time, it is hardly recognized when someone does
Tuesday night I was at Miss Pat's eating with a couple of friends.
On Wednesday'morning, I received a call from Trish Summerlin
asking if I had lost something. When I checked to see if I had left my
wallet or cell phone, I told her, "No, not that I knew of."
She replied, "Miss Annette I think you dropped a $20 bill. It was
under the chair where you were sitting.' When I checked my wallet,
my $20 was missing. I just smiled and thanked God we still have
honest people in our community.
She said to drop by and it would be there for me around 3:30
p.m., a car pulled up at the office where Ms. Pat delivered the $20.
The smile on a mother's face that her child had been so honest was
worth it all.
Thanks Trish for your honesty and example to the world.

Volunteers needed for

the summer program
from Harrell Memorial Library
The Harrell Memorial Library
will be presenting a summer
youth program in June for boys
and girls 12 and up. We are seek-
ing volunteers to assist. If you
have a vocation, talent, interest
or hobby you think they would
be interested in learning about,
and are willing to share with
young people, please contact
either Martha Bailey or Susie
Morris with Americorp VISTA
at the library at 643-2247.

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Calhoun, Liberty counties hope legislature will fund 15 projects

by Robbyn Mitchell, FAMU
Calhoun and Liberty counties
have requested from the Florida
Legislature $16.56 million to
pay for 15 projects.
Calhoun County asked for
$9.7 million for six projects.
They include
*Refurbish sewer pipes ($2.8
million); and
*Construct a new City of
Blountstown. Municipal Build-
ing ($250,000).
The county has asked for $6
million along with several
other panhandle communities
- to assist in the construction of
a new clinic for children's needs
in Panama City.
Calhoun County has also
asked for $640,000 to staff a
homeless resource center, up-
grade courthouse security, and
buy communication -equipment
for the sheriff..
Liberty County asked for $4.3
million for seven projects. They
*Add 16 beds to serve Liberty
County residents in a Tallahas-
see mental health center ($2.044
*Purchase First Baptist

Church of Bristol to construct a
youth center ($ 750,000); and
*Construct a 560-square-
foot children's reading room in.
the Harrell Memorial Library
Liberty County has also re-
quested $1.5 million to construct-
a storm shelter, make the court-
house handicapped accessible,
start an out-of-school suspen-
sion program, and purchase
communication equipment for
the sheriff.
In addition, Calhoun and
Liberty counties have requested
funding to
*Remove dredged material
from Apalachicola River ($2
million); and
*Create a trauma center for
the 10 North Florida Counties
currently not served ($550,000).
Rep. Marti Coley, R-Marian-
na, is working hard to make sure
that all her counties will receive
funding for: important projects,
said her aide Kris Money. But
because the information must
go through several different lev-
els of voting, it is difficult to tell
what will and won't get fund-

"Hopefully, a-H the projects
get the necessary funding to
function," Money added.
The Florida Legislature con-
vened March 7 for its 60-day
Regular Session to create the
state's 2006-2007 budget.
Ruth Attaway, the Calhoun
County Clerk of Courts, said the
county asked for $300,000 to
add more security to the court-
house. "All over the country,

courthouses have been getting
more security and we don't even
have a full-time bailiff," Attaway
said. "We just want to do better
about that right now."
For details about the Calhoun
County court system, go to
Fonda Tanner, the director of
Harrell Memorial Library, said:
"If we don't receive funding
(to create a children's reading
room) then I guess we'll just go
on how we've been going. It is
kind of limiting to the children's

programming. They need a place
where they can go and sit down
and read without distraction, and
some computers to work on."
Georgia Wiley. program di-
rector for the Suspension Ter-
mination Opportunity Program
(STOP), also wants money to
serve county youth. "This is our
second year in Leon County, and
we would like to branch out to
offer our services to other North
Florida counties." STOP allows
suspended and expelled students
to continue their lessons out of

NKFF and FL Renal Coalition to host 'Dialysis Day'

and kidney disease screenings at Capitol March 22

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about the risks of kidney disease
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quality treatment for our nation's
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second annual "Dialysis Day" at
the State Capitol on March 22.
During this year's event,
the NKFF will be providing
kidney disease screening in the
courtyard in front of the Historic
Capitol Building in Tallahassee
facing Monroe Street. The
screening will begin at 8:30 AM
and close at 4:00 PM. This non-
ticketed event will be open to the
general public and free to all.
"Kidney disease profoundly
affects a large number of
Floridians," said Stephanie
Hutchinson, Executive Director
of the National Kidney
Foundation of Florida. "National
Kidney Month is an. important
time for us to raise awareness
on preventing kidney -disease,
especially as incidences of the
two leading causes of CKD -
high blood pressure and diabetes
- increase."
Healthy kidneys filter and
eliminate impurities from the
body, balance the body's fluids,
release hormones that regulate
blood pressure, and control the
production of red blood cells.
Chronic kidney disease can
lead to heart disease, high blood
pressure and anemia and if left
untreated, can lead to full kidney
failure (ESRD).
ESRD is irreversible, and
unless ESRD patients get a
kidney transplant, they require
four hour dialysis treatments,
three times a week for the rest of
their lives.
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of dialysis patients diagnosed
with CKD have the disease as
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blood pressure; 38 percent
have the disease as a result of
complications stemming from
poorly managed diabetes.
"Detecting chronic kidney
disease (CKD) at an early stage is
critical for effective treatment,"
said Hutchinson. "We invite
everyone to come out to our free
screening at the State Capitol on
March 22 to get tested for kidney
During Dialysis Day last year,
meetings with legislators resulted
in an increase in the Medicaid
reimbursement rate for dialysis
clinics from 55% of the cost of
care to 85% of the cost of care.
This year, dialysis patients
and caregivers will once again
be meeting with elected officials
to ensure that Florida's CKD and
ESRD patients continue to have
access to the highest quality of
The National Kidney
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of the Florida Renal Coalition,
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Its activities are governed by
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is to prevent kidney and
urinary tract diseases, improve
the health and well-being
of individuals and families
affected by these diseases, and
increase the availability of all
organs for transplantation. The
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for kidney patients and their
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and psychological aspects of the
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Renee Harrell named Calhoun County

School-related Employee of the Year

by Teresa Eubanks,
Journal Editor
Her job title is ad-
ministrative assistant
but she calls herself
"a go-fer."
Renee Harrell,
45, was honored
last week when she
was named Calhoun
County School-re-
lated Employee of
the Year, recognizing
her efforts to help
many in the school
system keep on top of
things while navigat-
ing the flow of state
regulations that come
across her desk each
day to alter how she
handles the stacks of
paperwork needed to
keep things moving
When teachers need to know
how many points they've ac-
cumulated toward certification,
she's the one who tallies it all
up and keeps it posted on a Web
When an office or classroom'
needs a new printer or com-
puter, she's the one who gets
the quotes, makes the order
and follows through on all the

When FCAT tests are col-
lected and counted next week
by teachers, she's the one who
will make sure every test is ac-
counted for. Each one of over
1,500 tests will pass through her
hands before finally being boxed
up and sent in for grading.
Four times a year, she verifies
the count of students riding bus-
es and separates those who live
under two miles from a school
from those who live farther away

to ensure the county gets
the available funding.
Basically, she's deal-
ing with anything with a
timeline, assisting Direc-
tor of Instruction Wynette
Peacock, Transportation
Coordinator David Pitts
and pretty much anybody
else who needs a hand,
particularly with a tech-
nology issue.
She accepted her cur-
rent position eight years
ago, moving from her old
job doing data entry at
Altha School, and com-
ing to the Hayes House
Special Programs Office
in Blountstown.
"I enjoy it. It's usually
something different every
day," she says. She seems
to be up for any challenge, say-
ing, "If you tell me to do it, I'll
do the best I can."
Outside of her job, she's put-
ting her organizational skills to
work as she assembles a Relay
for Life team with her co-work-
When she's not busy at the of-
fice, she enjoys reading, walking
in the woods and spending time
at home in Altha with her dog,
Gigi, and cat, Bob.

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shaped by experiences in the Canary Islands, Bolivia,
Ecuador and Costa Rica.
She's recounted many travel stories with her students,
including the time she ordered pizza in a restaurant in
Costa Rica and thought she was requesting ajo (garlic)
when she actually asked for ojos (eyeballs). Fortunately,
the waiter pointed out her error before filling her order.
"In class, I talk a lot about the culture," she said. In
some countries, "It insults people when guests bring food
to a dinner." She's also shared how differently strangers
interact; whether dining in a South American restaurant or
riding a train, people are drawn to one another. In a room
filled with empty tables, people don't sit alone, they join
a table where someone even a stranger is sitting.
Once in Spain, she was delighted to find herself alone in
the car of a train and stretched out for a nap. A woman and
her young son came from another compartment to sit near
her because to leave her sitting alone was unthinkable.
Sharing such experiences helps her to get students
to "approach learning Spanish with an open mind and
a light heart."
Her efforts to bring the world to her students have
been recognized with her selection as Calhoun County
Teacher of the Year.

Valenta came to Northwest Florida to study Interna-
tional Affairs and Spanish at Florida State University,
graduating with a degree in 1992. She went on to study
environmental education in Ecuador before returning to
FSU for her master's degree in Elementary Education in
1998. "I did a pre-internship at Altha, got to know the
school and liked it a lot," she said, explaining what drew
her to Calhoun County.
She and her husband of two years, John, live in Mari-

She had previously worked as a fire prevention officer
with the Florida Division of Forestry before taking a job as
a program coordinator with The Association of American
Schools in South America, where she planned in-service
activities for staff of private schools in South America,
along with other duties.
At Altha School since 1998, she currently teaches U.S.
Government, Economics and Spanish. Her passion is poli-
tics and she's made that a big part of her curriculum.
One of the high points of her short teaching career was
getting Florida Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead
to teach two classes in Altha during Constitution Week.
Her school was one of seven statewide to host a Justice.
Each year, she takes students to watch the state supreme
court in Tallahassee and they hold their own mock trial. "It
really brings it to life for them," she said, adding that while
the textbook should be a tool for teaching, it shouldn't be
the primary vehicle.
-If she ever decided to make a career change, it would
be to go into politics and she says she wpuld consider
seeking office. "We need more teachers in the legisla-
ture," she said.

Valenta said she's had her share of failures as well as
successes in her time atAltha School. "But one thing I've
never lacked was support from the administration, both
past and present," she points out. "I think that in itself
is why I've had some success. We've got a great staff,
faculty and administration," she said. "They're all positive
and very dedicated to what they do that's contagious. If
I've done well, it's because of the people I'm around."
Of her selection as the county's top teacher, she says,
"I'm humbled," and then quickly adds, "I feel like there's
a Teacher of the Year in just about every classroom in
Calhoun County."

Caitlyn takes third place
in Regional Spelling Bee
Caitlyn Stewart, a sixth grader from
Blountstown Middle School, took
third place at the Regional Spelling
Bee held in Panama City on Saturday,
March 4. Caitlyn is shown above with
her trophies after winning last month's
Calhoun County Spelling Bee.

The Altha and LCHS girls'
teams battled it out on the
softball field Friday, with the
host team taking the 11-1
win in Bristol. FAR LEFT:
Shortstop Natalie Eubanks
makes an out. ABOVE:
Haley Black slides into
home plate. LEFT: The
Wildcat pitcher winds up.

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Help support 1
The BHS Baseball Team is so-
liciting the community's support
for the 2006 baseball season. They
hope that members of the commu-
nity will continue their support or
begin to support the high school's
baseball program today.
The team is raising money to
pay for the purchase of new equip-
ment: baseballs, bats, batting hel-
mets, catcher's gear and mitts,
belts, hose, replacement jerseys
and pants, caps, field maintenance
equipment, first aid-supplies, and
money for travel expenses. Dona-
tions are also needed to help with
expenses related to travel such as
food and for miscellaneous needs
of the program.
To raise the much needed
funds, the team is selling adver-
tising signs for the outfield fenc-
ing. Prices are $150 for first time
advertisers and $100 for renewals.
The signs will remain up through-
out the season and through the
summer program as well.
The team will also be selling in-
dividual sponsorships that include
a season pass for $50. The passes
are good at 13 varsity games (reg-
ular season) and 7 junior varsity
home games this season.
The BHS Baseball Team sin-
cerely hopes that members of the
community will contribute to the
2006 Blountstown Tiger Baseball
Program. Thank You.
For more information, call
Head Coach, Bubba Johnson or
Assistant Coach. Loran Tyre at
the school, 674-5724; ask for the
byAmanda Senterfitt
This year's Tiger Baseball Sea-
son has kicked off with a bang as

FCA Late Ni
by Nikki DeBolt
Altha FCA is sponsoring
another Late Night Saturday on
March 11, in the Altha Public
School gymnasium.
The guest speaker will be
Dwayne Banks of Odenville,
AL. Little Girl Lost, a band from
Chipley, will also perform. The
event is scheduled from 7-10
p.m. with doors opening at 6:30.
A love offering of at least $3 will
be taken at the door.
Everyone is invited to take
part in the fellowship, door
prizes, and concession that will
be available.
by Sarah Shelton
The Relay for Life Team is
accepting $5 -donations for a
chance to win two elevated floor
seats to the Gretchen Wilson
concert at the Tallahassee/Leon
County Civic Center on Saturday,
April You may purchase tickets
any time between Monday, March
6 and Wednesday, April 5. The
drawing will 'ben e!ld nim e oflice

iger Baseball Team fundraiser

I March 6-10 -Yearbook Sales
March 9 Baseball game, home at 4 p.m.
March 9 Softball game, away in Sneads at 4/5:30 p.m.
March 10 Baseball game, home at 5 p.m.
March 14 Baseball game, home at 3:30/5:30 p.m.
March 15 Softball game, home at 3 p.m. against Altha
March 16 Baseball game, home at 3:30/6 p.m.
L. March 17 Evaluation Day- _j

they ring in the 2006 season with
a 4 to 1 record. With a recent vic-
tory over Altha, the team is look-
ing to make this season the best
ever. The team has welcomed
new coaches Loran Tyre and Head
Coach Bubba Johnson.
Coach Johnson has high hopes
for this year. His main goals are
to increase support from students
and from the community. He also
aims to improve the team's fufida-
mentals and increase their level of
skill. Furthermore, he plans to im-
prove the baseball field's facilities.
Mary Sue Neeves is scheduled to
ask the board to approve the con-
struction of new bathrooms and a
new concession stand. The field is
located in Sam Atkins Park.
If you have any questions about
the baseball program, please call
Coach Johnson at BHS at 674-
5724, and ask for the gym.
This year's varsity team is as
follows: Seniors- Jacob Williams,
Titus Overholl. Kyle Russell,
Adam Edwards, Jared Phillips,
Michael Guilford, Josh Lilly, and
Nick Myers, Juniors- Chase Cox,
Garry Reed. Chad Baile., and Eric
O'bryan, and Sophomores- Cory
Cox and Jared Lilly.
The junior varsity team in-
cludes: Juniors- John Kelly, Bran-
don Williams, and Nick Tomlin-
son. Sophomores- Dillon Burke,

Matt Vincent, Jason Byrd, Ricky
Mercer, and Jake Miller, and
Freshmen- Heath Bailey and
Andrew Chewning.
by Jessica Metcalf
Last week, several FCCLA
members from BHS competed in
the annual district competition.
Amy Hall and Allison Jones
captured first place in "Focus
on Children." In the storytelling
competition, Andrea Nunn took
home third place. Also, Julius
Monlyn, De'Shandra Marlowe,
Jasmine Simmons, and Secora
Bell competed in "Coping With
Life Situations." Congratula-
tions to the FCCLA members
that participated in the competi-
In other FCCLA news, dur-
ing November 2005 several
members volunteered one hour
during school in honor of Na-
tional Volunteer Day. Students
went to various businesses in
Blountstown such as the Clerk's
office and the Rehabilitation
Center, and helped out in many
ways. I Students gained a wide
variety of experience by assist-
ing in these fields. The FCCLA
advisor is Mrs. Nancy Mears.

eight Saturday March 11

SMarch 6 thru March 10 FCAT Reading/Math/
Science (Grades 3-10)
March 10 End of third nine weeks; Family Breakfast
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at Altha School at 12:15 p.m. on
Thursday, April 6, and the winner
will be notified by phone.
In addition to the chance of
winning two elevated floor seats,
winners will alsoreceive a$50gift
certificate to Marie Livingston's
Steak House of Tallahassee.
Donations will be accepted in
cash or by checks payable to
the American Cancer Society.
Ticket chances are selling fast so
for more information, call or see
Mark Brogdon at Altha School or
see any Cancer Society Member;
Melba Adkins, Amy Alderman,
Russell Baggett, Sandra Batson,
Mary Frank Brooks, Sherry
Joyner, Missy McGill, Heidi
Perkins, Miranda Rehberg,
Amy Valenta, Sara Waldorff or
Charlene Yon.
L' On Marcdh' 14, 'Alitha So'l is

in for a treat when the Rivertown
Girls are to perform in the gym
at 7 p.m. The band is composed
of five members: Mary Catherine
Smith who is 15 and plays the
fiddle, Sharlyn Marie Smith who
is 12 and plays the mandolin, and
Caroline VanLierop who is also
15 and plays the banjo. These'
girls are accompanied by Buddy
Smith on the guitar and Angus
Hall on the bass.
Thank you to Buddy Smith
who was kind enough to share
this information with us. The
girls also have a CD they released
last March entitled "The First
Tracks." If you are interested in
purchasing this bluegrass/gospel
album contact Buddy or Sharlyn
Smith at 674-5793. We hope to
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I March 9 March 15,2006
Lowfat or whole
milk served with all meals
Lunch: Hot dog on bun, baked
beans, fruit cup, cookie.

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

Lunch: Hot dog on bun, maca-
roni with cheese, green peas,
fruit cup.

Lunch: Baked chicken, steamed
rice with tomato gravy, green
beans, fruit cup.

I Lunch: Hot pocket, French-fried
I potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit I
Icup, cake square with icing. I

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March 9 March 15, 2006
A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.
Breakfast Chilled cinnamon
applesauce, biscuit with jelly,
sausage patty.
Lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed
potatoes with gravy, turnip greens,
corn bread.

Breakfast Bananas, ready-to-eat
cereal, peanut butter toast.
Lunch: Nachos with ground beef,
lettuce, tomato, cheese, baked
potato, chocolate or vanilla pud-

Breakfast Chilled apple juice,
ham slice, cinnamon crunch cof-
Lunch: hamburgers on buns, let-
tuce, tomato, pickles, French fries
with catsup, brownie with nuts.

Breakfast Chilled pineapple tid-
bits, buttered grits, hot ham and
cheese toast.
Lunch: Cold cut and cheese
sandwich, lettuce and tomato,
potato rounds with catsup, fruited

Breakfast Orange sections,
scrambled eggs, toast with jelly.
Lunch: Pizza, broccoli and car-
rots with dip, corn on the cob,
pineapple pudding.
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- The Woodman of the World
recently donated four flags to
LCHS. Upon receiving the mag-
nanimous contribution, LCHS
Principal Gay Lewis said, "We
will proudly display these flags at
all of our athletic events. Thank
you for being a partner in educa-
tion with LCHS." The rest of the
faculty, staff and student body
echo Mrs. Lewis' statements of
gratitude. -
LCHS extends its appreciation
to one of its seniors, Wade Mc-
Coy, for his work at the LCHS
baseball and softball complex.
McCoy performed the work as a
part of his Eagle Scout program.
Everyone at LCHS wishes Wade
the best of luck in completing his
Scout training. We all know he
will achieve this goal as he has
so many others during his high
school career.
hardball confrontations have
'taken place since your last Bull-
dog Beat update, so let's get to
it! The Bulldogs pulled off a
convincing win over the FAMU
High School Rattlers on Feb. 21.
Junior Clint Hill led the Dawgs
from the mound with five in-
nings of work in which he gave
up only one run and struck out
seven. Senior shortstop, Preston

Burke, paced the Dawgs offen-
sively, going two for two with
two walks, a homerun and three
RBIs in the 11-1 Bulldog romp.
In the following game, the
Bulldogs proved their toughness
by taking the class 3A Wakulla
Eagles to the wire Feb. 23. Se-
nior David Travis pitched five in-
nings, gave up three hits and only
one earned run. Preston Burke,
junior first baseman, Cameron
O'Neal, and junior catcher,
Shawn Geltzo, each hit doubles
in the Bulldogs' hard-fought 5-6
The Bulldogs bounced back
from the Wakulla game by
pounding R.F Munroe Bobcats
17-6 in Quincy Feb. 26. Seniors
Heath Flanagan, Preston Burke
and Jace Ford each had multiple
hit games as the Dawgs scored
their highest run total of the year.
The hurling trio of senior Wade
McCoy, and juniors Malcolm
Hogans and Cameron O'Neal
kept the Bobcat bats quiet.
The Dawgs' most recent game
resulted in another convincing
win and bizarre blackout. On the
diamond, the Bulldogs sent the
Altha Wildcats home after ad-
ministering a tremendous 11-1
thrashing. Adding a twist to the
action on the field was the sud-
den, inexplicable blackout of the
baseball field lights, whicii result-

ed in a 23-minute delay. After or-
der was restored to the electrical
circuitry, pitcher Jace Ford kept
the lights out against Altha bat-
ters by giving up one run in his
first complete game of the year.
Catcher Shawn Geltzo added a
home run in what many are call-
ing the Bulldogs' most dominant
performance of the year.
nately, the Liberty County High
School softball game against
Blountstown was-cancelled on
Feb. 23 due to rain. There is no
word yet as to if the game will
be made up. On March 2, the
Lady Bulldogs ventured forth to
West Gadsden and destroyed the
Lady Panthers 26-1. Sophomore
Leigh Ann Summers pitched a
complete game while juniors
Candice Holley and Kaley Rev-
ell each added doubles in LCHS'
total victory.
Last Friday, March 4, the
Lady Bulldogs were able to hold
off a late rally by the Altha Lady
Wildcats for the 6-4 win. Sum-
mers threw another complete
game for LCHS while senior Ju-
lie Brock led the Lady Bulldogs
from the plate with a single and
a triple. Your Lady Bulldogs can
be seen in action again Thurs-
day, March 9 when they travel to
northern Gulf County to take on
rival Wewahitchka Gators.

Altha student wins Chipola President's Reading Award

100 students from 14 area
high schools competed in
writing, reading, speech,
oral interpretation, literature,
humanities, grammar, and
foreign language contests at
Chipola College on Feb. 18.
The occasion was the
Sixteenth Annual Throssell
Festival hosted by Chipola's
Department. The purpose
of the festival is to recognize
and encourage academic
Prizes were awarded to f
first, second and third places, A
as well as two honorable F
mentions in each category. L
The winner of the President's
Reading Contest received
a special medallion as well as a
cash award.
Contest winners from
participating high schools are
listed below:
*President's Reading Award:
Matt Maxwell of Altha School.
*Writing: first Heather
Morris of Cottondale High;
second Travis Hetzel of
Vernon High; third Shelley
Allen of Malone High; honorable
mentions Ryan Brock of
Marianna High and Ryan Raven
of Vernon High. ,, ..

TOP READER Matt Maxwell o
Altha School accepts the $50 award
or the President's Reading Award
from Dr. Sarah Clemmons at the 16th
Annual Throssell Literature/Language
Festival hosted by Chipola's Literature,
languagee Department.

*Speech: first- BriannaToole
of Sneads High; second Jordan
Coley of Sneads High; third -
Jana Barfield of Chipley High;
honorable mentions Lindsey
Baxter of Malone High and
Alicia Hatcher of Graceville
*Oral Interpretation: first -
Aaron Moore of Bethlehem High;
second Aaron Summerlin of
Sneads High; third Chelsea
Anderson of Chipley High;
honorable mentions Holly
Waiters. of'.Mxariainna Hi,- and
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David Williams of Vernon
*Literature: first -
Hadassah Jones of Vernon
High; second Andrew
Mrazek of Vernon High;
third Megan Phillips of
Bethlehem High; honorable
mentions Amy Tidwell
of Poplar Springs High and
Chris Springer of Cottondale
*Humanities: first -
Brianna Toole of Sneads
High; second Daniel
Lee of Vernon High; third
Justin Kirkland of
Chipley High; honorable
mentions Catie Proper
/ of Blountstown High and
Mitchell Whitehead of
Cottondale High.
*Grammar: first Cassie
Mitchell of Sneads High; second
- Hannah Robbins of Cottondale
High; third Kara Jumper
of Graceville High; honorable
mentions Tilton Taylor of
Marianna High and Marley
Godfrey of Chipley High.
*Spanish: first-ElbaRegalado
of Liberty County High; second
Mandy Deese of Marianna
High; third Sarah Macias
of Cottondale High; honorable
mentions Leigh Ann George
of Chipley. High and Amanda
Jackson 'f Chiple ih.



Q: Why is skipping meals dis-
couraged as a weight loss strat-
A: Although it might seem that
cutting out a whole meal's worth
of calories would lead to weight
loss, studies show that this strat-
egy rarely works. Most people
who skip a meal and its 300 to
600 calories usually increase how
much they eat at other meals in the
day by at least the same amount
of calories. These people, like
others who come to a meal overly
hungry, tend to eat rapidly, which
makes it difficult for them to sense
when they've had enough. People
who skip meals may also snack
more. Although the snacks might
be small in size, they can add up
to a substantial number of calories
and replace the calories missed at -
a meal. Furthermore, even if you
manage to keep a low daily total'
of calories for a few days by skip-
ping meals, weight loss requires
reduced calorie, consumption
over an extended period of time.
Meal-skipping that leads, to con-
siderable under-eating for a few
days often results in more days of
Q: How does rlt it content
of venison compare to beef and
A: Venison is usually leaner.
Trimmed of outside fat, a three-
ounce portion (the size of a deck
of cards) of venison contains from
one-and-a-half to two grams of fat,
which is about the same amount in
an equal portion of turkey breast.
Ground t enison ma. be higher in
fat, but it is still lean with about
seven grams of fat in three ounces.
In comparison, the same size por-
tion of lean cuts of beef (top, eye
and tip of round) anid the leanest
pork (tenderloin and sirloin or loin
chops) contains four to eight grams
of fat, when outside fat is trimmed
off. Other lean pork cuts (rib chops.
or sirloin roasts) carry eight to ten
grams.of fat in three ounces. Even
these are lean, however, compared
to the 10 to 15 grams of fat in the
same size serving of ribs, salami or
bacon. Regardless of the fat con-
tent of the meat you choose, you
should limit your red meat portion
to three ounces, so you have plenty
of room for the vegetables, fruits,
whole grains and beans that are
vital to good health.
Q: If I keep my calories low
enough, can I lose weight without
A: It's certainly possible to lose
weight without any exercise if you
reduce your calorie consumption
enough, but the likelihood of
keeping the weight off is much
lower without exercise. Studies
show that without exercise about
a quarter of the weight people lose
is muscle tissue. Since-muscle is
a major calorie-burner, you would
need to keep your calorie intake
lower than someone of the same
weight who has more muscle.
The difficulty of keeping your
calorie intake low is probably why
physical activity is one of the best
predictors of who can maintain
a lower weight in many studies.
Regular exercise is also beneficial
because it lowers the risk of heart
disease, osteoooross, diabetes and
several forms of cancer. If you

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have trouble getting off the couch,
think of ways to be active that you
haven't tried in the past. Consider
all the variables like whether you'd
prefer to work out alone or with
others, indoors or outdoors. Would
you enjoy taking up a sport like
tennis or a more leisurely activity
like dancing and walking? Or do
you want to work more activity
into your daily activities like tak-
ing the stairs instead of the eleva-
tor? There should be at least one
activity that you will enjoy doing
to keep fit and healthy.
Q: I have a family history of
diabetes and cancer Is it possible
for me to reduce my risk for both
diseases at the same time?
A: Yes. For people with a family
history of these chronic diseases,
a healthy lifestyle is especially
important and can make a big
difference. Risk of the three most
common chronic diseases in the
U.S. heart disease, cancer and
diabetes is all linked to the
same lifestyle choices. To adopt
the healthiest, least-risk lifestyle,
first, look at your weight and how
it's distributed. If your Body Mass
Index (BMI) is high, extra weight
is-concentrated around your waist,
or you've gained more than 11
pounds during adulthood, work
toward a healthier weight by re-
ducing your calorie consumption
and increasing sour acti\ it level.
Even if you're not overweight,
however, you should aim to be
physically active an hour each day.
Second, by limiting the amount of
saturated fat from high-fat meats
and dairy products and the amount
of trans fats from commercial
bakery and deep-fried foods, you
will definitely lower your risk-
of heart disease and probably
reduce your risk of diabetes and
possibly cancer, too. Third, if you
consume two to three servings of
fish weekly or. find other sources
of omega-3 fat, \ ou maiy also fight
all three problems at once. Fourth,
aim to eat three-and-a-half to five,
cups of vegetables and fruits and
at least three to four servings of
whole grains daily. Vegetables,
fruits, whole grains and beans
contain antioxidants that fight
inflammation linked to these dis-
eases. They also provide fiber and
nutrients like magnesium that may
be protective.
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bok choy, provide a natural phy-
tochemical called sulforaphane.
This phytochemical can stimulate
enzymes in the body that detoxify
carcinogens before they damage

cells and begin the development of
cancer. Broccoli sprouts, which are
tiny shoots from germinated broc-
coli seeds a few days old, are more
than twenty times as concentrated
in sulforaphane as mature broc-
coli. The sprouts are also excellent

sources of selenium. However.
mature broccoli is higher in fiber.
beta-carotene and vitamin C. Al-
though sulforaphane is a powerful
beneficial substance, it is only one
of the many substances in vegeta-
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to lower our risk of cancer. Variety
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This report represents some
significant events the FWC
handled over the past week;
however, it does not include all
actions taken by the Division of
Law Enforcement.
Officer Howard Jones jumped
two illegal hunters in a closed
portion of Eglin WMA. Officers
Danny Arnette and Mike Guy
responded to help locate one of the
poachers who ran. Canine Luke
was able to find a buck deer that
was hidden in a palmetto patch.
A One man was cited for hunting
in the closed area. Officer Jones is
attempting to locate the man who
A Santa Rosa County deputy
was following a vehicle and
watched as the occupants shot at
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Officer Danny Arnette arrived
and cited the three men for taking/
attempting to take deer at night.
When Officer Alan Kirchinger
learned that one of his closed
season deer case defendants
did not show up for court, he
confirmed the existence of an
active capias, along with two other
warrants for the same person.
Officer Kirchinger found the man
at home and arrested him on the
three warrants.
Lt. Mark Hollinhead was off
duty when he saw what appeared
to be a doe deer hanging in a yard.
Officer Willie Mailoto responded
and found the deer to be a nubbin
buck deer. The man responsible
for killing the deer the day before
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been used to properly tag the deer.
The man was cited for taking an
antlerless deer.
Lt. Mark Hollinhead,
Investigator Gene Lollie and
Officers Darrell Johnson and
Brian Parkton completed an
investigation into trespassing on
Nokuse Plantation. A total of four
men will be charged with trespass
and another "point buck deer
was seized." Confessions were
obtained during a re-interview
which resulted in the additional
charges and seizure.
Officer Darrell Johnson cited
another man for hunting on the
Nokuse Plantation with a modem
firearm during the muzzleloading
Officer Dennis Palmer was
patrolling the Econfina WMA
when he found a hunter who
possessed a center-fire rifle and
admitted he was- hunting deer.
Since it was small game season, a
citation was issued.
Officer Joe Chambers
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enforcement over the weekend,
which resulted in two cases. One
case found two subjects fishing
who possessed four sheepshead
and six-grey snapper, all of which
were undersized. The second case
involved a fisher who possessed
over-the-bag limit of redfish. In
both cases, citations were issued.
Officer Neal Goss conducted an
inspection and found a recreational
angler in possession of six-red
snapper. A citation was issued for
the closed season violation.
Officer Nick Price cited a
subject for harvesting oversize
redfish in the Gulf of Mexico. The
three anglers had three fish all of
which were well over the 27-inch
Officer David Erdman arrested
an individual for boating under
the influence after conducting
a boating safety inspection
last Saturday. He also cited
three subjects for possession of
undersize greater amberjack and
gag grouper.
Officer Billy Kemp assisted the
Leon County Sheriff's Office with
a retail theft case this weekend.
On Feb. 26 at approximately 7
a.m. Officer Kemp was on patrol at
La France Road and FR-305 when
a Leon County deputy approached
him. The deputy advised Officer
Kemp, that two suspects had

snatched some items from a
nearby store and failed to pay.
Tracking, the suspect's automobile
through the forest, Officer Kemp
found them parked in a closed
section. After contacting the
Sheriff's Office, they responded
to the scene where the female was
arrested for retail theft. Officer
Kemp issued the other suspect
a citation for operating a motor
vehicle in a closed area of the
forest and for littering.
In an effort to curtail an
ongoing problem of illegal
operation of off-road vehicles
and driving in closed portions
of the Apalachicola WMA, Lt.
Rocky Clement and Officers
Bucky Higman and Billy
Kemp implemented a special
enforcement detail in the National
Forest. Results of the detail are
as follows: Five written warnings
for driving in closed areas, one
written warning for no. valid
fishing license, two citations for
driving in closed areas, and one
citation for littering public lands.
Officers from Gadsden and
Liberty counties worked Lake
Talquin where reports of taking
undersized fish were received.
Two men were cited for possession
of undersized speckled perch.

Apalachicola oral history on Web site
from the Northwest Florida Water Management District
HAVANA -. One of Florida's most endangered river systems, the
Apalachicola, comes alive through stories of its people in a new book,
Voices of the Apalachicola. Published on behalf of the Northwest Flor-
ida Water Management District (NWFWMD) by the University Press
of Florida (UPF), the District has made the book available at its Web
site, www.nwfwmd.state.fl.us/pubs/pubinfo/voicesapal/voices ofthe_
"The District continues its efforts to preserve the historic flows and
the environmental health of the Apalachicola River," said Douglas E.
Barr, District Executive Director. "This book is one of many publica-
tions the District has. prepared to educate the public about the water-
The oral history was compiled and edited by NWFWMD'Public
Information Specialist Faith Eidse, with assistance by District staff in
planning, transcribing, research, proofreading, map making and pho-
tography. The book collects 36 oral histories from people who made
their livelihoods along the river and bay. They narrate observed changes
to the river system over the last century when cars, bridges, pavement
and electricity brought more growth than during any other period in
Interviews include subjects from Jackson, Gadsden, Calhoun, Liber-
ty, Franklin, Gulf, Leon and Bay counties. They cover the last steamboat
pilot on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, sharecrop-
pers who escaped servitude, turpentine workers in Tate's Hell, sawyers
of old growth cypress, beekeepers working the last large tupelo stand,
the first black mayor of Apalachicola and a Creek chief descended from
a 200-year unbroken line of chiefs.
As developers increase pressure and populations grow within the ba-
sin, this timely collection captures a fascinating and unique moment in
history, recalling a resource that once offered profuse oysters, larger
sturgeon, healthier Torreya trees. Already six featured subjects have
died, but their stories live on in this collection.
From emerging technologies to environmental health, these 395 pag-
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72 photographs and 9 maps. Habitat maps indicate where our sensitive
species live and land preservation maps show how the state of Florida is
trying to protect them. The book has been called "an eloquent memory
of an entity that cannot speak for itself."
One of the main resources of water not only for Florida, but also
for Alabama and Georgia, the Apalachicola River begins where the
Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers meet at Lake Seminole and flows unim-
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Small Business 504 Loan Program offers financing for Florida businesses

businesses across Florida are
turning to a little-known federal
program to acquire property
and purchase equipment for
their businesses. And this
program is growing for one
simple reason: cheaper money.
For the first time in years, the
federal government is offering
loans that are actually below
the prime rate the interest
rate at which commercial loans
are based. The loans are aimed
at stimulating economic growth
and creating jobs.

Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson -is promoting the
awareness of prescribed fire's
vital role in maintaining the
health of Florida's forests and
other natural areas, as well as
protecting the safety of the
state's residents and visitors.
In 1997, the Florida Cabinet
designated the second week
in March as "Prescribed Fire
Awareness Week." A resolution
signed by the Governor and
Cabinet members is expected
to be adopted, reiterating their
support for the practice.-
"Prescribed fire is one of
the best tools land managers
in -Florida have in maintaining
and restoring .our- .varied
ecosystems," Bronson said.
"Many of our plant and animal.
communities are dependent on
a regular occurrence of fire for
a healthy existence. Prescribed
fire provides better forage for
wildlife and livestock, returns
. nutrients to the soil,. helps to
control certain plant diseases,
and reduces hazardous fuel
According to state wildfire
officials, Florida has been
certifying prescribed burn
managers since 1987, and every
five years these individuals must
have training and experience
to remain certified. There are
currently more than 1,500
certified prescribed bum
managers in Florida, helping to
prescribe bum 2 million acres of
land annually.
"Florida has one of the most
extensive prescribed burning
programs in the country, and one
of the best training programs
for its certified prescribed burn
managers," Bronson said.
"Through our Division
of' Forestry, we promote the
reduction of hazardous fuel
buildups, especially in our
wildland-urban interface areas,"-
Bronsonn said. "Prescribed
burning helps provide protection
to thousands of homeowners
across Florida."

Known as the U.S. Small
Business Administration's 504
Loan Program, these loans are
on the rise throughout Florida.
"The number of business
owners seeking these loans is
growing, but the program still
remains underutilized," says
Todd Kocourek, president
and CEO of Tallahassee-
based Certified Development
Company (CDC) Florida First
Capital Finance Corp.
The two main problems that
plague small business owners
who approach banks and

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other private-sector lenders
for commercial loans are: 1)
difficulty in meeting the high
down payment requirements,
in some cases up to 20 percent
and 2) rising interest rates. As
a result, businesses are not
able to fully meet their needs,
and this ultimately stunts job
The 504 Loan Program
offers long-term financing at
low, fixed rates and enables
borrowers to secure financing
with only a 10 percent down
payment. The remaining 90
percent is split between a
private lender, financing 50
percent at market rates, and
a CDC that underwrites the
remaining 40 percent at below
market rates that are available
only through the 504 Loan
Program. The loans are either
for 10- year or 20-year terms.
As of February 2006, the
prime rate was 7.5 percent.

The rate for the 504 portion of
a loan was 6.39 percent.
"Many business owners are
hesitating because they see the
interest rates are beginning
to rise when in fact, we are
still enjoying a period of
- historically low interest rates,"
added Kocourek. "The window
is still open for many small
businesses to take advantage
of the 504 Loan Program and
their even lower rates."
To qualify for a 504 loan,
borrowers must be a for- profit
business in Florida with a
.tangible -net worth below $7
million and average after-tax
profits below $2.5 million
per year for the previous two
years. Most types of businesses
that meet these criteria are able
to qualify, and most types of
properties, including office/
warehouse condos and raw
land for new construction, are

Florida First Capital Finance
Corp. is the state's largest non-
profit CDC that promotes job
creation throughout Florida
by working with the SBA
and private-sector lenders to
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'businesses under the SBA 504
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business assistance programs.
Last year it closed on more
than 150 loans worth more
than $360 million.
Additional information on
SBA 504 loan opportunities
through Florida First Capital
Finance Corporation is
available by contacting the
company's Panhandle region
business development officer
James Hosman at 850-393-
0496, Hosman@ffcfc.com or
visiting www.ffcfc.com.

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2005, there was placed on deposit in this
office funds received from the Office of Defendant(s)
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 NOTI
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 will be
forwarded to the State of Florida, Pursuant
to Florida Statutes 744.534.

hand and official seal at Bristol, Florida,
on Feb. 15, 2006.

Robert Hill,
Clerk of Circuit Court, Liberty County
Jena Rogers, Deputy Clerk 2-22T.4-12

CASE NO. 89-08--CP-02


8, 2002, there was placed on deposit in
this office funds received from the Office
of Public Guardian as Guardian of Alice
Albritle in the amount of $300.44. Said
funds are all of the assets due to the heirs
of Alice albritle and said, assets remain
unclaimed. Some of the interested par-
ties may be:

Judy Broglin
208 E. Mowhawk Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33604

Ollie Brown

Sarah Renflow
P.O. Box 1165
Riverview, Florida 33569

Earl Summeralls
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
forwardedtothe State of Florida, Pursuant
to Florida Statutes 744.534.

hand and official seal at Bristol, Florida,
on Feb. 15,2006.

Robert Hill;
Clerk of Circuit Court,-Liberty County
Jena Rogers, Deputy'Clerk 2-22T.4-12


CASE NO. 06-05-CA

DELAWARE, L.LC., a Delaware limited
liability company,




Tickets on sale for Chamber annual banquet,

Board of Directors meeting Thurs., March 9

Tickets to the Annual Banquet
- If you haven't bought your
ticket to the Annual Banquet of
the Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce, you're missing
out! Elam Stoltzfus, Live Oak
Production Group, will give a
preview of his film documen-
tary, "The Apalachicola River,
an American Treasure." River-
Town Community Church will
provide music. The Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement will prepare
a wonderful meal. The Cham-
ber will give an Annual Report,
present Chamber window decals

to each member, recognize citi-
zens with a number of awards,



You are notified that an action to quit
title on the following property in Liberty
County, Florida:

The Southeastquarterof the Northwest
quarter of Section 35, Township 2
North, Range 7 West, Liberty County,
Florida :

has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on GARVIN B.
BOWDEN, the plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is Gardner, Wadsworth, Duggar,
Bist & Wiener, P.A., 1300 Thomaswood
Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, within
30 days of first publication, and file the
original with the clerk of this court either
before service on the plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.

Witness my hand and seal of said Circuit

Dated this 22nd day of February, 2006

Robert Hill,
Liberty County Clerk of Court
Vanell Summers, Deputy Clerk



Public notice is hereby given that propos-
als will be received by the Liberty County,
Florida Board of Education for FOOD
the School District until 2 p.m. local time
on April 13. 2006. At this time proposals
will be received in the administrative of-
fices located at Hwy. 12 South, Bristol,
Florida. For information regarding this
Request for Proposal, interested firms
should contact:

Shelia D. Shelton
Director of Special Programs
School Board of Liberty County
Office: 850: 643-2275

and give door prizes. In other
words, we'll enjoy a relaxing
evening together on Thursday,
March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. CST.
This event is a wonderful op-
portunity to support the Cham-
ber, the community, and to pro-
mote your business. Handouts
and larger itpms are acceptable
for donations and door prizes.
Please consider promoting your
business with promotional items
like pens, that display your busi-

ness name; certificates for a ser-
vice that your business provides,
afghans, maps, flowers, small
appliances, grills or grill equip-
ment, etc.
At the last membership meet-
ing, members were challenged
to sell 10 tickets each. If you are
not a Chamber member, please
contact one of our many mem-
bers to purchase tickets (only
$15 each) or contact the Cham-
ber via telephone (674-4519)
or e-mail: ccchamber@yahoo.
You may win one of our won-
derful door prizes!
Membership Meeting No
membership meeting is sched-
uled for March because of An-
nual Banquet festivities.
"After Hours" Success -
The "After Hours" event at the
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital was
an excellent start to revitalizing

the Chamber's "After Hours"
program. The Chamber thanks
everyone who attended and ex-
tends a special "Thank You" to
Terri Waldron, Shelly Bums,
and the rest of the staff from Su-
perior Bank of Blountstown for
sponsoring the event. Thanks to
Ms. Linda Faye Whitfield for ca-
tering, and Laddie Williams and
Laban Bontrager for represent-
ing the hospital's board. Laddie
explained how the community
is coming together, decorating
hospital rooms and- financing
equipment. If you would like to
help, contact Laddie or the hos-
pital staff for more information.
Plans are for quarterly "After
Hours" Events at other business
locations. To sponsor or hold a
future event at your business,
just contact the Chamber.
Board Meeting Don't for-
get the Chamber's Board of Di-
rectors meeting Thursday, March
9 at noon (CT) in the Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital. If you are on
the Board and haven't given
your RSVP, please contact the
Chamber immediately.




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The Liberty County School Board will
receive sealed bids on a 1985,3500 Chev-
rolet work truck with a utility bed. Bids will
be accepted through March 16, 2006 and
can be submitted to the Superintendent's
office at 12926 CR 12 between the hours
of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All sealed bids
will be opened at the next Liberty County
School Board meeting on April 10, 2006
which begins at 5 p.m.

The Liberty County School Board reserves
the rightto reject any and all bids. Any bids
that are received after 5 p.m. on April 10,
2006 will not be considered. If you have
any questions, please call Greg Solomon
at the Maintenance and Facilities Office
at 643-2275, ext. 266 or 267.
Submitted by Greg Solomon, Director of
Facilities, Liberty county School Board,
P.O. Box 429, Bristol, FL 32321 3.-,s *

ALTHA 25463 .NORTH MAIN STREET 850-762-3417
BRISTOL 10956 NW STATE ROAD 20 850-643-2221
MEXICO BEACH 1202 HIGHWAY 98 850-648-5060
PORT ST. JOE 418 CECIL G. COSTING JR. BLVD. 850-227-1416

.APY is Annual Percentage Yield. APYs ae accurate as of 3/5106.
For the 13 month CD, the minimum balance to obtain the stated APY is $500 and will require a checking or NOW account such a-
Superior's Free Checking or Treasury Checking accounts. Substantial penalty for early withdrawal.
For Treasury Checking, the minimum balance to open this account is $50. 3.35% Annual Percentage Yield (APY) will be paid on
balances of $50,000 and up; 2.75% APY on balances between $25,000 $49,999; 2.25% APY on balances between $5,000 $24,999;
0.15% APY on balances less than $5,000. Fees may reduce account earnings. After account opening, the APY and interest rates are subject
to change at any time without notice. Treasury Checking accounts are limited to individuals and non-profit entities.


BRISTOL Gwen Ingersoll Weidner, 57,
passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2006 after a
battle with cancer. A Wesleyan by faith, she was a
home decorator by trade with expertise in all areas
of decorating and design. She ran her own humane
society, caring for animals, large and small, wild
and domestic and was a master gardener at the farm
where she and her husband lived. She spent several
years working with the Liberty County Senior Citi-
zens and was a driver for the Liberty County Transit
and the school district (for whom she also worked as
a substitute teacher). She and her husband were also
involved in several building enterprises. She was a
native of Utica, NY and lived some 30 years in St.
Petersburg. She and her husband moved to Liberty
County in 1992.
Survivors include her devoted husband, Irvin
Weidner of Bristol; one son, Dan Ingersoll of Bristol;
one daughter, Rebecca Aker of Pinellas County; one
granddaughter, Ashley Ingersoll of Blountstown, her
mother, Pauline Ingersoll; two sisters, Barbara and
Danielle of Jacksonville; and many loving friends
in Liberty County and Northwest Florida.
Memorial services are being planned for a later
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was
in charge of the arrangements.

RIVERVIEW- John Wayne Brown, 59, passed
away Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at his home. He
was born May 27, 1946 in Hartford, AL and was a
Bama fan "Roll Tide Roll." He retired from the
Florida Marine Patrol with 30 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shan-
non Brown; his mother, Edith Alieen Keel; and
step-father, James B. Keel of Clarksville.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Brown of
Riverview; one stepson, John Cooper of River-
view; one stepdaughter, Michelle and her husband,
Joe Pennington of Riverview; one brother, Ken-
.neth and his wife, Polly Keel of Clarksville; one
nephew, James A. Keel of Clarksville; one niece,
Lori R. Keel of Clarksville; and two grandchildren
of Riverview.
Services were held Saturday, March 4, 2006 at
The Stowers Riverview Chapel in Riverview with,
Dr. A. J. Boutwell, Pastor officiating.
Stowers Riverview Chapel in Riverview was in
charge of the arrangements.

HOSFORD -Joseph T. Hardee, 85, passed-
Saway Saturday, March 4, 2006 in Blountstown. He
was a native and lifelong resident of this area. A
veteran.of the U. S. Marine Corps, he served in the
Pacific Theater during World War II. He0 loved the
outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. He was of the
Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death in 1975 by his wife of
34 years, Doris.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra and her
husband, Jeffery Bunkley of Hosford; two grand-
sons, Jody and his wife, Brandi Bunldey and Jamy
and his wife, Sharee Bunkley, both of Hosford; a
great-grandson, Jake of Hosford; three great-grand-
daughters, Mayci, Lindsey and Hayven, all of Hos-
-ford; one brother, Earnest Hardee of Quincy; one
sister, Myrlene Chason of Telogia.
Graveside services were held Monday, March
6, 2006 at Hosford Cemetary.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Corinth Baptist T R
Church New Building Fund, P. 0.
Box 92, Hosford, FL, 32334. us tO SeriVC
Be\ is Funeral Home in Bristol twij t/Wno
was-in charge of the arrange- *
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ALTHA Gerald T. Wells, 62, passed away
Thursday, March 2,2006 at the VA Hospital in Lake
City. He was born in Bonifay and lived in this area
for the past several years. He enjoyed going fishing
and listening to country music. He loved life and the
Lord. He was a very brave, good-hearted, generous
person who will be sorely missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, T.C.
and Lessie Mae Wells, and his sister, Frances
Survivors include one son, John Wells of Can-
ada; one brother, Jimmy.Ralph Wells of Orlando;
two sisters, Carolyn Bathrick of Panama City and
Betty Sue Rackley Hattaway of Altha.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March
4, 2006 at Hall Funeral Home in Altha with Bob
Hayward officiating and Hall Funeral Home direct-
ing. Memorialization will be by cremation.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of
the arrangements.

YOUNGSTOWN Frances Gilliland passed
away peacefully in her home in the early hours
of Saturday, March 4, 2006 after a short battle
with cancer to join her husband, Winfred Floyd
Gilliland, in the presence of her Lord.
She was born in Chillicothe, MO August 8,
1935. She was the daughter of Wilson Boyd
Pettibone Atwell and Stella Marie Bauer Atwell
and the sister of John Atwell, all preceded her in
death. After graduating high school, she continued
her education to become a registered nurse. She
came to Youngstown in 1969 and worked for
many years at Bay Medical Center emergency
room and at a local psychiatric rehabilitation
facility. She was a member of Youngstown Baptist
Church where she was a Sunday school teacher
for nursery school children.
Survivors include her daughter, Sybil Anne
Gilliland Plazarin. and her husband, Paul, and
their daughters Faith Morgan and Hannah
Ashley of Clarksville; stepson Henry Gilliland
of Youngstown; stepdaughter Marjorie Gilliland
Frazier and her husband, Phillip of Lindale, GA;
15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, March 5, 2006 at
Youngstown Baptist Church in Youngstown, with
the Rev. Ricky Plummer officiating. Pallbearers
were grandsons Shelton Gilliland, Matt Cantrell,
Scott Gladney, Phillip Jason Frazier, Bron
Curenton and Nathan Riley.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
donations be made to the Covenant Hospice, Fl.
107 West 19th Street, Panama City FL, 32405 in
honor of the tremendous support given to her and
her family during her last days.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

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TALLAHASSEE-Bill Page, 87, was called home to be with the
Lord Monday, March 6, 2006, after a short illness. Born to Dave and
Lizzie Page of Bay County on June 8, 1918, he was one of six boys
and two girls. He was a life long resident of Bay County until 1985
when he made Tallahassee his new home.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Willie Lee Page
of Tallahassee; three sons, Herman and Ellen Page of Springfield,
LA, Cecil and Diane Page of Tallahassee, and Carl Page of Tampa;
five daughters, Jeannie and Ed Lewis of Panama City, Glenda Mc-
Crimon of Corpus Cristi, TX, Carol and Konrad Hajok of Tampa.
Dorenda and Rich Westfall of Ocala, and Connie and Robert Cham-
bers of Tallahassee; one brother, James (Gush) and Sally Page of
Chipley; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins that will all miss him deeply.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. (ET) Wednesday,
March 8, 2006 from the Jackson Bluff Cemetery near Tallahassee
with Rev. Gordon Burgin officiating. The family will receive friends
9-11 a.m. (ET) Wednesday morning prior to the funeral services at
the Adams Funeral Home in Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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New hydrangeas provide flowers

Many people remember
hydrangeas from their childhood.
We remember a shade preferring
shrub that produced large
clusters of pink or blue flowers.
This group of plants is gaining
new popularity as many new and
rediscovered cultivars are hitting
the market.
Dr. Gary Knox, Professor
and Extension Specialist at UF/
IFAS North Florida Research
and Education Center, provides
the following timely information
on some of the newer cultivars
in this genus.
Bigleaf hydrangea
(Hydrangea macrophylla)
and mountain hydrangea (H.
serrata) are the two species most
commonly associated with what
most people call a hydrangea.
Many new cultivars of these
two Hydrangea species have
been introduced in recent years.
Some of the newer cultivars
bloom repeatedly throughout
the summer, providing more

by Theresa Friday,
Extension Horticultural
Agent, Santa Rosa County

garden impact and strengthening
the ongoing appreciation of
Reflowering hydrangeas have
been recognized by collectors and
breeders for decades, but they were
never commercially promoted on
a large scale. The first hydrangea
that reflowers on "new" wood was
noted by renowned plantsman,
Dr. Michael Dinrr. He first saw this
hydrangea in the trial garden of a
wholesale nursery in Minnesota.
One of the nursery employees
had noticed that a neighbor's
hydrangea flowered late in the
year, and he was given permission
to propagate and test the plant.
This hydrangea remained in the
nursery for a number of years.
However, Dr. Dirr recognized
the plant had tremendous garden
and commercial potential. This

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through summer
plant was given the cultivar name
of 'Bailmer' and is now widely
known as Endless Summer
hydrangea. This plant has been
promoted with an elaborate
marketing campaign. resulting
in national awareness and huge
Shortly after this discovery,
Dr. Dirr and others found similar
reflowering hydrangeas in a
few home gardens across the
nation. These scattered plants
subsequently were collected and
given the names 'Penny Mac',
'Decatur Blue', 'David Ramsey'
and 'Oak Hill'. In addition,
a number of old cultivars of
hydrangeas were noted as having
reflowering characteristics but
were never exploited.
New cultivars that reflower
on new growth, also known
as remontant, are generally
available. They include 'David
Ramsey', 'Decatur Blue',
Endless Summer@, 'Oak
Hill' and 'Penny Mac'. Other
remontant cultivars that may be
found at specialty nurseries are
'All Summer Beauty', 'Blue
Deckle' and 'Coerulea Lace'.
'Blushing Bride' is expected to
be released soon.
Other hydrangeas are known
as free flowering. This means
that the plant has late flushes
of flowers that originate on
old wood. The free flowering
cultivars are somewhat available
and include 'Ami Pasquier',
'Europa', 'Fuji Waterfall',
'Generale Vicomtresse de
Vibraye', 'Lilacina', 'Mme
Emile Mouillere', 'Nikko Blue'
and 'Preziosa'.
Other free flowering
cultivars that may be purchased
from specialty nurseries are
H. macrophylla 'Altona',
'Bodensee', 'Bouquet Rose',
'Forever Pink', 'Frillibet',
'Gold Nugget', 'Goliath',
'Heinrich Seidel'; 'La France',
'Mme Faustin Travouillon',
'Marechal Foch', 'Mousseline',
'Niedersachsen', 'Otaksa', 'Patio
White', 'President R. Touchard',
'Princess Beatrix', 'Todi',
'Trophy', 'Wayne's White' and
'Wildenstein'. 'Ayesha' and
'Tovelit' also are reported to
reflower in north Florida.
The success of Endless
Summer@ hydrangea spurred
interest in developing and
promoting other hydrangeas.
The following are considered
"new" or otherwise notable but
are not expected to reflower:
Big DaddyTM, 'Early Sensation',
'Eclipse', 'Forever & Ever
Double Pink', 'Forever &
Ever Pink', 'Forever & Ever
Red', 'Lady In Red', 'Lemon
Wave', 'Lemon Zest',, 'Mariesii
Variegata' and 'Miyama-yae-
Murasaki' ("Purple Tiers").
These and other continuing
efforts indicate we can anticipate
many more new hydrangeas in
coming years.
Theresa Friday is the Residential Horticulture
Extension Agent for Santa Rosa County. The use
of trade names, if used in this article, is solely for
the purpose of providing specific information. It is
not a guarantee, warranty, or endorsement of the
product names) and does not signify that they are
approved to the exclusion of others,

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. Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads

Electric wheelchair, like new with
charger and batteries, $750. Call
643-3399. 3-1,3-8

Poo! table, comes with all acces-
sories, $200. Call 674-8670.

Couch, $100. Call 674-8670.
3-8, 3-15

Two JBL 10-inch subwoofers,
ported Plexiglas box and amplifier,
$300. Call 762-3290, ask for Alex.
3-8, 3-15

LG color screen flip phone, model
LX5550 from Alltel and LG color
screen flip phone, model VX3200
from Alltel. Both phones brand new
with charges and belt clips, users
guides and boxes, $75 each or$125
for both. Call 762-2646 for more
information. 3-8, 3-15

HP desk jet color printer, model
648C with manual, instructions
and installation CD, $30. Call 643-
4362. 3-8,3-15

Player piano, best offer; icebox/
refrigerator, best offer. Call 674-
3264. 3-8, 3-15

60" Phillips high definition TV,
three yearwarranty remaining. Paid
over $2,000, price negotiable. Call
762-3433 or 447-2277. 3-8, 3-15
Lazyboy wallhugger recliner,
burgundy upholstery, excellent
condition, $75. Call 762-3433 or
447-2277. 3-8,3-15

Pro Form elliptical cross trainer
from Sears, air stride and treadmill,
paid over $400 each, will sacrifice
for $100 each; Ab Lounge with CD
and tape, $50. Call 674-3671, leave
Message. 3-8,3-15

Titan commercial compressor,
new, dual tank, V-twain, 5.5 hp.,
air cooled engine, $599; Titan in-
dustrial KW5500 generator, new,
diesel, electric start, $1,600. Call
674-5733. 3-8, 3-15

XBox, jour controllers, memory
card, 10 games and headset. Call
445-7136. 3-8,3-15

Kenmore microwave, 1,000 watt,
black, compact, excellent condition,
$50. Call 674-2485. 3-8,3-15
Poulan lawnmower, 6.75 hp., self-
propelled, $75. Call 674-6242.

Concert ticket, George JonE
Confederate Railroad at the r
Civic Center, Panama City (
day, March 31 at 8 p.m., very
seat B4, $35. Call 379-9495

Mattress set, double sided, j
. plush four-inch pillow top, r
plastic, list at $985, asking
Call 926-1940.
Foosballtable, good condition
or best offer. Call 379-8118.

Mattress and box spring, i
size, $50. Call 762-3586.

Stair stepper, $25; queer
mattress, $25. Call 643-933;
3 p.m.
48 Autographed sport card
ued at $200, asking $150 foi
sold separately. If you buy a
worth of free, unautographed
will be thrown in. Call 674-52

Round table with two chairs
offer, really nice. Call 674-32

Blue cloth couch, $50. Cal
2626, leave message.
Speaker boxforfour 10-inch s
ers, made of 1/4 inch MDS,
speaker box for 15, made
inch MDS, $75. Call.447-109

200 Amp power pole, come
main breakers plus fourothert
ers, 50 ft. of underground co
tion wire,, $200. Call 762-953

Whirlpool washer, $85; Whi
dryer, $75. Call 643-2431.

Bookshelf, sofa set, table, Iv
liners, computer table, Vitan
exercise bicycle, call and mak
offer. Call 674-2883.

Dale Jarrett racing jacket, youth
XL, $25 or best offer. Call 674-4475
or 447-1597. 3-8, 3-15.

Precious Formals prom dress,
size 3/5, teal with sequins and
bead work, spaghetti straps, half
open back, slit up left side, worn
once, paid $400, asking $125 or
best offer. Call 762-2646 for more
.information. 3-8, 3-15

3-1, 3-8 Alfred Angelo prom dress, size
3/5, sea green ballroom gown with
jumbo lavender and white flowers on a
iew in tight fitted topwith spaghetti straps,
$299. worn once, paid $500, asking $150
or best offer. Call 762-2646 for more
)n, $75 information. 3-8,3-15
3-1,3-8 Ballroom gown, size 6, spaghetti
straps, red, straight floor length;
queen strapless white, size 8, ballroom
gown. Call 237-2706. 3-8,3-15
3-1, 3-8
i size
2 after Prom dresses,; red strapless, never
3-1, 3-8 been worn, still has tags on it, ask-
ing $80; burgundy spaghetti strap,
s, val- worn once, paid $100, asking $60;
r all or spaghetti strap, worn once, paid
II, $25 $150, asking $70, must see. Call
cards 674-3694 or 447-1362.
237. 3-1,3-8
3-1,3-8 3-1,3-8
s, best Formal dresses for pageant or
264. prom, three dresses, gold, white and
3-1,3-8 pink, size 3/4; red interview suit, size
3/4. Call 762-1901. 3-1,3-8
I 643- -

$10eak- 1991 Chevy S-10, 4WD, $1,000.
nf 1/4i Call 762-2118. 3-8,3-15

1995 Honda Accord, excellent
shape, $3,500 or best offer. Call
643-1920. 3-8,3-15

1991 Toyota Celica, $2,500. Call
762-2118. 3-8,3-15

1994 Plymouth Acclaim, four-door,
AM/FM radio, runs good, $1,250 or
best offer. Call 762-8551.

1987 Toyota pickup, 4WD, $2,000.
SCall 762-2118. 3-8,3-15

1993 Safari van, fully loaded, good
running condition, $1,500. Call 379-
3929. 3-8,3-15

1989 Chevy stepside, 4WD,
$5,000. Call 762-2118. 3-8,3-15

717-3333 by noon
run FREE for 2 weeks.

Four Liberator tires, brand new,
LT 265-75R16, all terrain, $300.
Call 674-7138 or 899-0269, leave
message. 3-8,3-15

1991 Chevy pickup, 2WD, $4,500.
Call 762-2118. 3-8,3-15

1979 Chevy Box Impala, fire en-
gine red with white vinyl top, looks
and runs fast. Call 674-8570.

Slide-in bedliner for Ford Ranger
pickup, $30. Call 209-4070.
3-8, 3-15

1998 Chevy Camaro Z28 LS1,
V-8, automatic, power everything,
12-discchanger, SS Magnaflow ex-
haust system, $7,500 or best offer.
Call 643-9779. 3-8, 3-15

1990 Nissan pickup truck, blue,
2WD, four cylinder, short wheel
base, brand new clutch kit and
transmission, $1,500 or best offer.
Call 643-5006. 3-1,3-8

1970 Ford F-100, short wheel base,
4WD, four speed with granny low,
new starter, new solenoid, new
Ranchero 5000 shocks, 35x12.50
Mud King tires, $3,500 or best offer.
Call 674-1338. 3-1,3-8

1986 Ford Ranger, 4WD with six-
inch lift, no motor, has five speed
transmission, 35x12.50 Mud King
tires, $400 or best offer. Call 674-
1338. 3-1,3-8

Class 111l/IV hitch with two-inch
receiver for 2002 and up Ford Ex-
plorer, $100. Call 643-3399.
3-1, 3-8

2003 Ford F-150 Crew Cab Lariat,
5.4 Triton V-8, towing package,
matching tonneau cover, leather
interior, tinted windows, all electric,
running boards, two tone gray,
48,000 miles, retain at $25,150, sale
price $22, 500. Call 762-4926.
3-1, 3-8

Fiberglass camper shell to fit 92-
95 Dakota. All glass good, gray in
color, $75. Call 762-4926. 3-1,3-8

Slide in bedliner for 2002 Tundra,
$50. Call 762-4926. 3-1,3-8

- 2002 Honda Civic, automatic, AM/
FM radio, four door, asking payoff.
Call 643-2974. 3-1,3-8



3-8, 3-15-

Cannon 1600 printer, new, instal-
lation software included, $30. Call
674-6242. a3-8,3-15

18,000 BTU window AC, good
shape, $75. Call 674-6242.


Full-size mattress set; excellent
condition, used very little, $100; twin
mattress, $30. Call 379-3098.


Sleepersofa, cream with burgundy
andgreen stripe, $125 or best offer.
Call 674-4475 or 447-1597.

Cosco toddler car seat, like new, -
used very little, $25 or best offer.
Call 674-4475 or 447-1597.
3-8, 3-15

Children'svideos and bVDs, Dora
and Sesame Street, make offer. Call
674-4475 or 447-1597.



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Gulf of Mexico deep in
Florida Hill Country. It's
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and pines, rivers and bays.
Land in Northwest Florida
for your own farm, ranch
or homestead. Multiple
lifestyle opportunities. Only
one number to call.

1.866.JOE.LAND or
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Week of March 12 to
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Overindulging in all ar
your life is not a health
to live, Aries. Rethink
personal goals and streak
so you're not being pulled
too many directions.
TAURUS Apr 21/May
You want to support a
Taurus, but you just
agree with this person'
tives. Don't get involved
situation; you'll regret it
GEMINI May 22/Jun2
Someone in the family
stepped on your toes, G
Rather than lash out,
your feelings to yourse
be the bigger person i
" situation.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul
You've put all your eggs
basket, Cancer, and no
things haven't worked
you're.left wondering w
do. Family members wo
you down.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Watch how much you
^W- ^tA 4J s -f. A re

March this week, Leo. You could go overboard
if you're not paying attention. Better
I leave the credit at home and use cash
eas of instead.
ly way VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
your If you don't make a move soon in your
amline love life, you're going to miss the oppor-
ed into tunity, Virgo. Stop looking for the perfect
Mr. or Ms. Right. Rather, look outside
21 your comfort zone.
friend, LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
don't Now is not the time to make rash career
's mo- decisions, Libra. You have too many re-
in the sponsibilities and bills coming in. Even
later, though your job may not appeal to you
21 anymore, stick with it.
y has SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
lemini. Normally a go-getter, Scorpio, you're
keep ready to throw in the towel in regards to
-If and a project that isn't working out. Don't give
in this up, however; you'll find relief soon.
22 Stop being so generous to others, and
in one start concentrating on your immediate
w that family, Sagittarius. They're in need of
d out, your love -and attention. Quality family
'hat to time is key.
)n't let CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Your love life is a mess, Capricorn. You
can't seem to get along with your partner
spend no matter what you do. Instead of butting

heads, sit down and talk camly and
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Stop being argumentative, Aquarius.
Those around you will grow tired
of hearing how you're always right.
Accept that someone else's opinion
might be valid.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Recuperation from an injury or illness
will take time, Pisces. Don't try to do
it all now. You'll have plenty of time to
catch up in the weeks to come.

James Taylor, Singer (58)
William H. Macy, Actor (56)
Michael Caine, Actor (73)
Mark McGrath, Singer (38)
Jerry Lewis, Comic (80)
Kurt Russell, Actor (55)
Glenn Close, Actress (59)

William's Home
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete work, landscape
pressure cleaning,
renovations, seamless
gutter, painting, vinyl, E "
& screen enclosure
Call 674-8092 UFN

Stump grinding

Reasonable rates
Free estimates
Chris Nissley
674-8081 or
643-8561 (Cell)

SDecks Pole Barns
House Framing & Garages
Wood & Vinyl Siding
*Tin Roofing
Bathroom Remodeling -
Concrete Work
Call 674-3458

In Bristol
3BR/2BA doublewide
Mobile home lots
In Blountstown
1 room efficiency, utilities
included e 1,000 sq. ft.
commercial building

Phone 643-7740


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

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



Small honey
,? and bee

80 hives.
Call 592-8924
3-1 & 8)

"Farm Equipmentf

Saturday, March 11 at 9 a.m.
One mile east of Greenwood
on Hwy. 69 Fort Rd.
For more information:
John Stanley call (850) 594-5200


to buy

Real Estate

10 to 1,000 acres,

reasonably priced,

Immediate closing.


(850) 544-5441 or


6 piece bedroom set. New in
boxes, must sell $550. Can
deliver. 850-222-2113.
BED A QUEEN Pillow Top
Mattress Set. New in plastic with
warranty. Sacrifice $160, can
deliver. 850-222-7783.

Bed New King 3 piece pillow
top mattress set with warranty,
still in plastic, can deliver $295.
bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2
nightstands. ALL WOOD, retail
$5,200. Sacrifice $1650. 850-
Couch and Loveseat. Brand
new, never used. $500. 850-
Cherry Sleigh Bed Never used,
still in box. Retail $600, sacrifice
$275. 850-222-7783.
Dining Room Set, Formal table,
chairs, hutch/buffet. All new in
boxes, sacrifice $850. 850-545-
7112. ,
Mattress NEW FULL SET still
in plastic with warranty, $120.
LEATHER sofa and loveseat
Brand new, still wrapped, can
delive..5.$79.5, .850-222-2.1j3.

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.

1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 117,000
miles,new tires, cold AC, looks and
runs good, $3,500 or best offer. Call
762-3045, leave message. 3-1,3-8

2001 Kia Sephia, silver, 29,000
original miles, gray cloth interior,
automatic transmission, AM/FM
stereo, like new, $3,800. Call 379-
3224. 3-1,3-8

1997 Chevy. Lumina, white, four
door, gray interior, AC, power win-
dows and locks, AM/FM cassette,
160,000 miles, asking $2,750. Call
674-8378. 3-1, 3-8

1996 Honda Civic, two door, full
body kit, forest green paint job,
18-inch wheels, B16 engine swap,
full racing exhaust, many other
extras, $3,500. Call 762-3290, ask
for Alex. 3-1,3-8

1959 Chevrolet Apachee pickup,
needs to be restored, $650. Call
762-8693 or 272-4478. 3-1,3-8

1990 Mitsubishi Gallant, needs
engine work, has good transmission
and body, $300 or best offer. Call
762-8693 or 272-4478. -1, 3-8

1986 Pontiac Parisienne, four
door, V-8, runs good, cold air,
$1,250. Call 379-3931 or 544-
8234. 3-1, 3-8
2001 Ford Mustang, 3.8 L. V-6,
good condition, $5,500. Call 643-
4358 or 643-6223. 3-1, 3-8
Chrome Nerf steps, for regular cab
Chevy truck, $75; chrome bed rails
to fit full-size pickup with tool box,
$75. Call 643-6041. 3-1,3-8

1994 Town & Country Chrysler
van, 160,000 miles, front and rear
air, leather seats, runs good, four
new tires, $2,250 or best offer. Call
674-7138, leave message or 899-
0269. 3-8T.3-29

2005 Terminator Enduro, 200 cc,
less than 1,000 miles, $2,250 orbest
offer. Call 674-8463. 3-8,3-15
2002 Harley Davidson Sportster
XLH Custom 1200, mini ape hang-
ers, chrome crash bar, chromed
metallic blue, just over 10,000 miles.
Call 643-5753. 3-8, 3-15

2005 Custom Harley Sportster,
1,400 miles on it, $10,000. Call
643-7803. 3-8,3-15

for sale
10-acre blocks located
near Florida River.
starting at
$7,500 per acre.
City lots for sale.
We do financing
regular and creative.
J.O. Williams, Realtor
Licensed Mortgage Lender.
Les Brown, Associate
Call 643-1566, ,
7 for more information [7

2006 Honda Rancher 350 ES, yel-
low, wheel and tire package worth
$600, only 77 miles, paid $4,875,
asking $3,900. Call 643-2398.

2006Gulf Stream Supreme Camp-
er, 30ft., double slideout, upgraded
A/C, sleeps 7, still under factory
warrenty, also includes equalizer
and sway bars. Asking pay-off or
take over payments. Call 933-4903
for more information. 3-8, 3-15

2006 Layton travel trailer by Sky-
line, 22 ft., sleeps six, AC, central
heat, aluminum siding, awning, all
self-contained, bumper pull with
electric brakes, used three times
and kept under a barn. Pay off
or take over payments. Call 762-
4926. 3-1,3-8

Boat, motor and trailer, 13ft. or 14
ft., 70 hp. Evinrude motorwith trailer,
$1,550. Call 643-8089. 3-1,3-8

2005 C-5 boat, all-welded, stick
steering, trolling motor, fish finder,
25 hp. Tohatsu motor, still has over
one year warranty, bought new for
$8,500, asking $6,500. Call 510-
3200. 3-1, 3-8
Boat motors, 40 hp. Mariner Mag-
num, runs great, $1,250; late model
30 hp. Mariner, runs great, stainless
steel prop, $1,250; 35 hp. Evinrude,
runs great, $650; 55 hp. Evinrude,
runs great, $750. Call 674-5720 or
447-0766. 3-1,3-8

1972 50 hp. Mercury engine; two
stroke, new rebuilt starter, new
throttle controls and has tilt controls.
Engine is complete exceptfor hood,
$300. Call 762-8693 or 272-4478.
3-1, 3-8
1984 Venture Bass boat, 17 1/2
ft., boat and trailer in good condi-
tion, motor needs to be rebuilt or
replaced, 200 Mariner, lower unit in
good shape and two stainless steel
props, $1,200. Call 643-4358 or
643-6223. 3-1,3-8

Golden Retriever, male, eight
months old, great with kids, $200.
Call 379-3232. 3-8,3-15

Pygmy goat, male, tan, born Jan. 8,
$60. Call 762-4710. 3-8,3-15


Acreage on an

existing road

dirt, clay

or paved

Tri-Land Inc.,

Lic. R.E.Broker

Call 813-253-3258

American Pit Bull Terriers, CKC
registered, 12 weeks old, $200
each; ADBA American Pit Bull
Terriers, 10 weeks old, $450; both
litters have various color puppies.
Call 762-2849. 3-8,3-15

White English bulldog, 10 months
old, $100; Chihuahua, 10 weeks
old, first and second set of shots,
$250. Call 447-0184. 3-8, 3-15

Free to good home, male, four-
month old brindle colored bulldog
mix, good with children and other
animals, loving and playful. Call
674-2485. 3-8, 3-15

Registered Quarter Horse, geld-
ing, 11 years old, comes with tack.
Call 442-6449. 3-8,3-15

Two horse trailer. Call 643-9257,
after 5 p.m. 3-8,3-15

Mustang gelding, nine years old,
rides good, $800. Call 643-4485, af-
ter 7 p.m. 3-8, 3-15

Two parakeets, comes with new
cage and accessories, $60 or best
offer. Call 674-4475 or 447-1597.
3-8, 3-15
Gelding, three years old, broken,
includes tack, $2,500 or best offer.
Call 850-545-3990.
3-8 T. 3-29
Shepard/Lab mix puppies, six
weeks old, four cream colored, four
black and tan and one black, first set
of worm shots, parents on premises,
$20 each. Call 237-2373 or email
sunrnywork323032002 @yahoo.
com. 3-1, 3-8

Chickens, one day to four-weeks
old, Bantams and large breeds,
female chicks will grow to be great
layers of brown and green eggs,
male chicks will grow to be nice
meat chickens, buy 1-10 chicks, $2
each, 11-20 chicks, $1.50 each, and
21 + chicks; $1 each; nearly grown
ducks, $10 each. We will also ac-
cept trades. Call 643-3034. 3-1, 3-8

Registered Quarter Horse, 10
years old, $800; free puppy, half
blue heeler. Call 674-2716. 3-1,3-8

AKC yellow Labrador, house
trained or outdoor, good with kids,
dogs and cats, will make a great
waterfowl and hunting dog, really
smart, fast learner, needs lots of
love and attention, has papers,
$400 or best offer. Call 643-9332
after 3 p.m. 3-1,3-8

Lost: Ladies gold Seiko watch,
lost during time of the parade, can
identify. Call 643-5701. 3s-8,3-15
Buy, sell, trade with an ad
in the classified.
For more information call
643-3333 or fax to 643-3334.

Lost: Expecting 1 1/2-year-old
white English bulldog, black spot
around one eye, tail cropped, blue
collar, named "Sugar", missing from
Evans St. in Altha. Call 762-4029.

Wanted: Male, AKC registered,
black and white, mini-piebald
Dachshund looking to breed with
in exchange for a puppy or a stud
fee of $150. Serious inquiries only
please. Call Mondaythrough Friday
after 4:30 p.m. or anytime on the
weekends at 643-4701 or 643-
3386. 3-8, 3-15
Wanted: Used furniture and appli-
ances. Call 762-2861. 3-8,3-15

Wanted: Dog box with division, at
a reasonable price, to fit 1998 Ford
Ranger. Call 762-8343. 3-1, 3-8

Wanted: Coca-Cola bottles and
items. Call 545-3677. 3-1 T. 3-22
Wanted: To trade Winchester,
model 1200, 12 gauge, 26-inch
improved cylinder and Savage bolt
action 270 for a Marlin 336 CS 35
Remington or 223 bolt action or
Winchester Model .94 22 Magnum
or Marlin 336 CS 35 Remington.
Call 762-8285. 2-8T. 3-8
Wanted: one cord firewood split in
2 ft. lengths. Call 762-8285.
2-8 T. 3-15

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

30 Acres, 20-year-old oaks, sur-
veyed, dirt road frontage, located off
of Peanut Rd. between'Cottondale
and Graceville, asking $120,000.
Call 850-352-3967. 3-8,3-15

3.2 Acres with house, two bed-
room wood house, remodeled in
1999, two deep wells, two septic
tanks, located on SR 12, eight miles
north of caution light in front of high
school on left in Bristol, $80,000.
Call 643-9706. 3-8,3-15

1989 Singlewide mobile home,
located in Quincy area, Talquin
Resort. 7/8 acre, 2-3 bedroom, 1
1/2 bath, carpet and vinyl flooring,
fenced in yard, great for starter
home or small family, latice privacy,
outside floral, electric, CH/Awith gas
backup and extras. Must sell. Call
674-4290. 3-8,3-15


Most, $30 an hour
Drive a little, save alot!
Call (850) 447-0766 (cell)
or (850) 674-5720 4
Located on Ashley Shiver Rd., Altha
S--.&miles-north-of. Blountstown


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2 1/2 Acres cleared with shade
trees, new deep well and septic,
older mobile home (needs repairs),
very secluded, private drive, one
neighbor, one mile off of Hwy. 274
West on Church Rd. in Shelton area,
$30,000 firm. Call 762-2090. 3-1.3-8

GRETNA- David Lee Kelly
Sr., 48, passed away Sunday,
March 5, 2006 in Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. The son of
Lonnie C. Thomas Sr. and the
late Mary-Perryman Thomas
and the late Ulysses C. Kelly,
he was born on Oct. 31, 1957 in
Helen, AL. He attended James
A. Shanks High School, class
of 1976 and attended Alabama
State University and Bishop
State University. He also served
in the United States Army and
worked at Higdon Grocery. He
was married to Alice Jackson
Kelly on August 18, 1978. 'He
was a member of Tabernacle
Church Of Christ Written In
Heaven in Gretna.
He was preceded in death
by his mother, Mary Perryman
Thomas and two brothers, Ken-
neth C. Kelly Sr. and Remus
Survivors include his wife of
28 years, Alice Jackson Kelly of
Gretna;- paternal grandmother,
Nadine Johnson of Dothan, AL;
three sons, David and his wife,
Anna Kelly Jr. of Blountstown,
Andrew Kelly of Quincy and
James Kelly of Gretna;, three
daughters, Shelia and her hus-
band, Greg Jackson of Havana,
Bernadette Kelly and her hus-
band, Joshua, of Chattahoochee
and Mary D. Kelly and her hus-
band, Eric, of Gretna; 11 broth-
ers, James and his wife, Carolyn
Kelly Sr. of West Palm Beach,
Jerome Kelly and Michael Kelly,
both of Dothan,-AL, Jay and his
wife, Faye Williams of Char-
lotte, NC, Jeremiah and his wife,
Jeanette Vickers, Carlos Thomas
and his wife, Donzellar, Henry
Thomas and his wife, Birgit,
all of Quincy, Willie C. and his
wife, Shirley Thomas of Gretna,
Lonnie Thomas Jr. of Ft. Pierce,
Mark Thomas of Mayo and Dar-
rell Thomas of Bristol; eight sis-
ters, Linda Kelly of Dothan, AL,
Sandra Sweet, Sharon and her
husband David Coleman, Linda
and her husband, Ron Williams,
Leneatris and her husband, David
Thomas, all of Quincy, Idella
and her husband, Richard Green
of Gretna, Yetris Thomas of Tal-
lahassee and Thumbilena and
her husband, James Newton of
Elizabeth, NJ; 12 grandchildren;
briother-in-laws, Amos Jackson,
Waymon and Raymond Jackson,
Willie Jackson, Eddie Jackson
and Isacc Jacksonii; sister-in-laws,
Valarie Grace, Lillie Pittman, Ola
Mae Faison, KatheriieWhitta e;

Land and mobile home in Bristol,
four bedroom, three bath, double-
wide with fireplace, 24 x 24 covered
shed, 12 x 24 back porch partially
covered, $53,000. Call 643-9890 or
447-0536for an appointment, leave
message if needed. 3-1,3-8

Annie Dubose and Charlie Mae
Kelly; devoted friend, Sanchez
Visitation is scheduled for Fri-
day, March 10 from 3 to 8 p.m. at
Bradwell Mortuary. Services will
be held Saturday, March 11, 2006
at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle Church
of Christ Written In Heaven in
Gretna. Interment will follow in
Springfield Cemetery.
Bradwell Mortuary in
Quincy is in charge of the ar-

1 1/2 Acres in Clarksville, cleared
with septic tank and well with high-
way frontage on Newsome Rd,
$25,000. Call 674-5179. 3-1,3-8
Brick home, 3 bedroom, 21/2 batch
on 1.5 acres on Blackbottom Road
in between Blountstown and Altha.
(850) 303-1739. 3-1,3-8
Beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
dining room, large living room,
totally remodeled in Altha, (239)
872-9479. 3-1,3-8

Moving sale, Saturday, March 11
beginning at 8 a.m. at 19074 NE
Elijah Moore Rd. in Blountstown.
Something for everyone, clothes,
jewelry, furniture and much more!
Call 674-2358. 3-8

Multi-family yard sale, Saturday,
March 11 beginning at 8 a.m.
at. 17071 Amos Chason Rd. in
Hosford. Children's clothing, beds,
furniture, something for everyone!
Cancel if rain. Call 379-3770. 3-8


'06 F-150
V-6. AC
Starting At

=--= .-- Ss-

Power Windows,
Locks & Mirrors. Tilt, Cruise
and 3rd Seat

SAVE $9,000

Diesel, 4x4, 19k Miles, Auto., SAVE BIG................. 32,888
10k Miles..................................................... 28 ,888
'Hard Top, 17k Miles..........:.......................... 26;988
14k Miles........... ................................ 1,888
Four Door, 22k Miles..................................... 21,888
17k Miles, 2 to choose from................................. 1,888
4.0 V-6, only 8k Miles, LIKE NEW.........................18,888
12k Miles, LIKE NEW.......-...................... 3,888

For a wide range of
Homeowner Insurance

Yard sale, Saturday, March 11
beginning at 8 a.m. on Pea Ridge
Rd. in Bristol, third brick home on
the left. U-haul full of miscellaneous
items from Athens, GA. Something
for everyone. Don't miss it! Call
643-3318. 3-8
SATURDAY NOON is the latest
we can accept classified for the
following week's Journal. Please
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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative hosts Washington, D. C. Youth Tour contest

Coast Electric Cooperative re-
cently held its annual Washing-
ton, D. C. Youth Tour Contest at
its headquarter office in. Wewa-
Each year, the Cooperative
sponsors the contest for high
school juniors whose parents or
guardians are members of Gulf
Coast Electric. Contestants are
interviewed by a panel of three
judges from the electric cooper-_
ative industry and two winners
are chosen to travel on an all-ex-
penses-paid trip to Washington,
D. C. in June, where they join
other eleventh-grade students
from all over the United States
to tour our nation's capitol.
Local civic organizations
and high school guidance coun-
selors and principals play an
important role in the contest,
as they nominate the students
who vie for the trip. This year's
contestants were: Joy Capps,-
representing the Kinard Volun-
teer Fire Department; Latonya
Fisher, representing Wewahi-
tchka High School; Travis Het-
zel, representing Vernon High
School; Marcie Jackson, repre-
senting the Wewahitchka Volun-
teer Fire Department; Chelsea
Lovrekovic, representing A.
Crawford Mosley High School;
Ellen Manor, representing the
Wetappo Creek Volunteer Fire

Department; Matthew Miller,
representing the Wewahitchka
Woman's Club; Robbie Morris,
representing the Wewahitchka
Ambulance Service; Kaitlyn
Penney, representing Altha Pub-
lic School; Shane Smith, repre-
senting Deane Bozeman School;
and Chasity Taylor, representing
the Sand Hills Volunteer Fire
This year's winners are Mar-
cie Jackson and Travis Hetzel.
Runner-up is Chelsea Lovrekov-
In addition to the Washington,
D. C. trip, Gulf Coast Electric
takes all of the students nomi-
nated to compete in the contest
on a two-day trip to Tallahassee.
There they tour various sites in
Tallahassee with approximately
100 other eleventh-grade par-
ticipants representing electric
cooperatives across the state.
"The Youth Tour Contest
is a great opportunity for us to
reward local students for be-
ing outstanding leaders in their
communities," GCEC Supervi-
sor of Marketing and Member
Services Kristin Bennett said.
The Washington, D. C. Youth
Tour Program has been in exis-
tence since 1957 when co-ops
sent students to Washington.
D. C. to work during the sum-
mer. By 1964, the program was
catching on, and the National

Rural Electric Cooperative As-
sociation began to coordinate
the efforts of the co-ops; Since
then, thousands of young people
have experienced this once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity to visit our
nation's capitol and learn about
our government.
Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
tive is part of the Touchstone En-
ergy@ national alliance of local,
consumer-owned electric co-
operatives providing high stan-
dards of service to customers
large and small. GCEC serves
approximately 20,000 con-
sumers in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Jackson, Walton and Washing-
ton counties and in the munici-
palities of Wewahitchka, Ebro,
White City, Fountain, Lynn Ha-
ven and Southport.


Calhoun County District 5 School Board Member
and Kinard Volunteer Fire Department Chief Doyle
Daniels with Altha Public School Juniors Joy Capps
and Kaitlyn Penney. GCEC PHOTO

Bronson pushing legislation to ban ID spoofing

Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson announced that he is
proposing legislation that would
outlaw commercial telemarketers
from using new technology that
disguises their identity.
The practice, known as "ID
spoofing," enables telephone
callers to insert any name or
phone number that he or she
wishes to show up on the caller
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called. In some cases, it even
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or her voice -- for example,
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reason for a telephone sales
person to use such technology,"
Bronson said. "In fact, the only
conclusion we can draw from
a telemarketer who would use
that kind of device is that the
sales person wants to deceive
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DOH thanks partners for successful initial Certified Nursing Assistant renewal

Department of Health (DOH)
Secretary M. Rony Franqois,
M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D., offered
his appreciation to the numerous
state partners who assisted in
the recently-completed Certified
Nursing Assistant (CNA) renewal
project. To date,. 99.8 percent
of the estimated 90,000 active
CNAs eligible for renewal have
renewed their certificate and have
been issued new license numbers,
bringing the total number of
actively licensed CNAs in the
state database to 102,552.
"On behalf of the Department
of Health, the Council of Certified
Nursing Assistants and the Board
of Nursing, I would like to give
a special recognition to the
many partners who helped plan,
implement and communicate the
CNA renewal project," said Dr.
Francois. 'This vast undertaking
would not have been successful
without their assistance."
Dr. Francois acknowledged
the following agencies and
organizations for their assistance
with the project: Agency for Health
Care Administration, Department
of Education, Commission
on Independent Education,
Workforce Florida Inc., Florida
Association of Nurse Assistants,
Florida Health Care Association,
Florida Association of Homes
for the Aging, Florida Hospital.
Association, Florida Hospices and
Palliative Care, Inc., Associated
Home Health Industries of Florida,
Florida Nurses Association,
Florida Association Directors of
Nursing Administration in Long
Term Care, Florida Association
of Colleges of Nursing, Florida
Council of Nursing Education
Administrators, Association of
Practical Nurse Educators of
Florida, Florida Organization of
Nurse Executives, Florida League
for Nursing
CNA licensure numbers may be
verified by calling 850-488-0595
or by choosing "License Lookup"
at www.flhealthsource.com.
Additionally, the special Certified
Nursing Assistant lookup screen
will remain available temporarily
for those who have not renewed in
orderto search by the old certificate
number. Those certificate holders
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