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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: December 27, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
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    Main: Commentary
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    Main continued
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    Main: Old Farmer’s Almanac
        page 9
    Main: Weddings
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    Main: Job Market
        page 20
    Main: Public & Legal Notices
        page 21
    Main: Obituaries
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    Main continued
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Breanna Wilkes holds up the 12-inch
ponytail she recently had cut.


Bristol six-year-old
donates ponytail
to help sick kids
......PAGE 5

Driver charged
with trafficking
in cocaine after
SR 20 traffic stop
......PAGE 2

Money missing
after concession
stand break-in
......PAGE 3

Altha Wildcats
take 2nd place
in Rivertown
Christmas Classic
....PAGE 17

January activities
planned for local
senior citizens
.....PAGE 12

Many contribute
to Veterans
Memorial Park
Railroad's success
......PAGE 8


Christmas Day fight sends five to jail on battery charges


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Deputies had several stories to sort out before finally
arresting five people on battery charges after a Christmas
Day brawl in front of a church on County Road 287.
Those involved had varying injuries and one man
was left with a nickle-size hole in his lip, according to
a report from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
A fe\ w%%ere also wet after falling down in a water-filled
ditch during the fight, the report noted.
The report from the sheriff's department gave the
following account of the incident:

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Deputies responded to a call about a disturbance
with a gun-around 6:12 p.m. Monday outside New
Hope Baptist Church. When they arrived, they found
several people yelling and screaming in the church
parking lot..
One of the men at the scene was identified as Robert
Andrews, 34, who was described in the report as "obvi-
ously intoxicated and verbally aggressive" to such an
extent that deputies were unable to take a statement
from him. Andrews had an abrasion on his forehead
and dried blood on his face, along with a large amount
of blood on his knuckles and arms. His clothes were


saturated with water.
Andrews later stated that he hit Scott Holder, 38, in
self defense, claiming that Holder threatened him at
knifepoint.
Holder was found at the scene with massive face
trauma, including a large hole in his lip. He was bleed-
ing heavily but declined medical assistance.
Holder later told investigators he was delivering
Christmas presents to exchange with his girlfriend's chil-
dren when her ex-boyfriend and her oldest son showed
up and approached him aggressively. He said the three
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Man charged with 1 1/2 ounces of cocaine


Party plans were put on hold
for two men heading through Cal-
houn County on their way to meet
girls in Panama City after one of
them was arrested with an ounce
and a half of crack cocaine.
The pair were heading west
on State Road 20 around 7 p.m.
Thursday when a deputy noticed
the vehicle was traveling unusu-
ally slow and after the driver
went off the edge of the roadway
twice, he then crossed over the
centerline in front of oncoming
traffic, according to a report from
the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Department.
When Deputy William Dalton
stopped the vehicle, the driver
told him he was going slow be-
cause his speedometer was not
working.
The deputy noted in his report
that the driver was "very nervous,
refused to make eye contact and
his hands were shaking." When
asked to hand over his driver's
license, he instead handed the.
deputy a credit card. A moment
later, he managed to retrieve his
driver's license.
Both men were asked to step.
out of the vehicle. When the
deputy began to search the car,
he found a small amount of mari-
juana on the passenger's door.
When he took a look in the
trunk, the deputy found a paper
bag, a plastic bag and a red cof-


_1 ARREST

REPORTS
compiled by
Journal
Editor
Teresa
Eubanks

fee can. Inside the coffee can
Dalton found four clear plastic
bags.which held several pieces of
crack cocaine. The total amount
of the illegal substance was found
to be an ounce and a half.
Both men initially denied
ownership of the cocaine but after
being taken to the county jail, the
driver identified as Michael
Jarcord, 38, admitted that the


drug belonged to him. He told
deputies he bought the drug in
Tallahassee the previous day for
$750.
Jarcord said he was on his way
to Panama City, where he was go-
ing to spend the holidays and had
planned to use the cocaine "to get
girls to party with him," accord-
ing to the report. He insisted that
his passenger knew nothing about
the cocaine and told deputies, "I
don't want an innocent man to
go to jail.'7
Because of the amount, of the
drug found, Jarcord was charged
with trafficking in cocaine and
possession of paraphernalia.
A notice of seizure was issued
for the vehicle, which belongs to
Jarcord.


Two crack rocks found in traffic stop


A 46-year-old man was ar-
rested on drug charges after the
truck he was riding in was pulled
over for having an inoperable tag
light Dec. 18.
According to a report from the
Calhoun County Sheriff's De-
partment, the driver of the vehicle
got a deputy's attention when he
swerved across the center line of
County Road 167 around 8 p.m.
After pulling over the truck,
the deputy checked the identifi-
cation of the driver and his two
passengers. When the deputy


spoke with Jeffrey Alan Thomas,
who was sitting on the far right
passenger's side, he noticed
he was becoming increasingly
nervous.
The deputy then searched the
vehicle and spotted something
bulging from under the passen-
ger's side floor mat. When he
pulled back the mat, the deputy
found a plastic pill container with
two white rock-like substances
and a hollowed out pen like those
used to smoke crack cocaine.
After the substance field-
tested positive as crack cocaine,
Thomas was arrested. He then'
confessed that the drug was his
and said he had purchased it in
Marianna for $40.
Thomas was charged with pos-
session of crack cocaine and pos-
session of drug p:ira.phernalia


CALHOUN COUNTY
Dec. 18: Jeffery Thomas, possession of cocaine,
possession of paraphernalia.
Dec. 19: Eugene Egler, VOP; Lavonya Cooper,
VOCP
Dec. 20: Robert O'Neal, possession of less than 20
grams of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia;
Robert Raper, possession of less than 20 grams of
cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dec. 21: Javier B. Alvardo, VOP no valid driver's
license; Michael Jarcord, possession of drug parapher-
nalia, cocaine trafficking over 28 grams.
Dec. 22: David E. Nicklin, possession of less than
20 grams of cannabis, possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
Dec. 23: Daniel R. Hall, DUI, possession of alcohol by
person under the age of 21; Shawn D. Stephens, pos-
session of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession
of drug paraphernalia; Ronnie K. Wood, possession of
controlled substance; Bart Martin, DUI.
Dec. 25: Jerald Shiver, domestic battery; Robert
Andrews, aggravated battery; Michael Gaudette, ag-
gravated battery; Kristle Lamberton, simple battery,
possession of less than 20 grams, VOP; Melody An-
drews, simple battery.

LIBERTY COUNTY
Dec. 19: Scarlet Sabrina Kennedy, possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug
paraphernalia.
Dec. 24: Isaias Vincente, no valid driver's license.
Dec. 25: Melody Ann Andrews, holding for CCSO;
-Crystalee Lamberton, holding for CCSO.
Listings include name followedby charge andidentification of arrestingagency. The names above represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept.
Dec. 18 through Dec. 24, 2006
Citations issued:
Accidents............ 02 Traffic Citations..................11
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......96
Business alarms.....00 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints........................ ........................... 141


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School missing as much as $1,000 after
A bank bag containing as inside Saturday afternoon and was missing. He estimated the
nuch as $1,000 is missing after found that someone had gone bag was filled with about $1,000
someone broke into the conces- behind the counter at the conces- that had been collected from the
ion stand inside the gym at sion stand. refreshment sales.
Blountstown High School over Principal Keith Summers met There was no sign of forced
he holiday weekend, according a police officer at the gym and entry. Summers said he suspects
o a report from the Blountstown discovered the metal shutter in someone might have stayed
Police Department. front of the stand had been pulled behind after Friday's basketball
The gym had been locked up up halfway. The glass door to a tournament ended and slipped
round 8 p.m. Friday. A member drink cooler was broken. Shat- into the concession stand after
f the school coaching staff went tered glass was found on the floor, everyone had left that night.
along with a Stanley Professional He said they hope the culprit
.... 4 ., ratchet, which was believed to can be identified when they re-
have been used to break into the view surveillance footage taken
machine, at the scene. That will probably
Summers said a brown money be done after the school holiday


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wished for better
friends and
neighbors
than you.

Thanks!

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Liberty County
Commissioner
District 4

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Summers said the theft will for the night.
mean they will have to take a The break-in remains under
look at security measures around investigation. Anyone with in-
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of them wound up fighting and falling into the wet ditch north of
the church.
He said both men continued to punch and kick him for several
minutes. His told them his girlfriend, Jade Elizabeth Jarrell, 38, was
held back from coming to help him.
Deputies talked to Melody Ann Andrews, 23, who was first thought
to be a witness to the altercation but then arrested as one of the partici-
pants. She had a laceration on a finger and dried blood on her hands
but said she had not been involved in the fight. She told deputies the
cut on her finger, which appeared fresh, was the result of an accident
with an oyster knife three days earlier. She could not explain why
she had dried blood on her hands. Her clothing was also wet like the
others involved in the fight, the deputy noted.
Another woman who witnessed the fight told deputies that she,
Holder and Jarrell had arrived at the church to exchange gifts with
Jarrell's son.
She said no one was there when they arrived but ten minutes later,
two vehicles pulled up. She said two men jumped out and grabbed
Holder, while two women got out of a vehicle, wrestled Jarrell to the
ground and dragged her under a car.
The witness said that when she begged the men not to hurt Holder,
the women told her not to move or she would be "seriously hurt."
She said the two women were punching and kicking Jarrell, who
was screaming.
A 911 call was made, with the dispatcher getting conflicting ac-
counts of what Was happening.
A man identified as Michael Gaudette, who was intoxicated and
wearing wet clothing like the others who had been fighting, told a
deputy he hit Scott in an attempt to separate him from the other man.
Gaudette had fresh lacerations on his knuckles and dried blood on
his clothing.
Gaudette and Robert Andrews were both charged with aggravated
battery on Holder. Robert Andrews was also charged with disorderly
intoxication.
Melody Andrews was charged with simple battery on Jarrell.
Another woman at the scene, Kristolee Rose Lamberton, was
charged with simple battery as well as possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia after a small
amount of marijuana was found on the seat of her car, which also had
the distinct odor of burning cannabis. About two grams of marijuana
was found in her purse. Because she is currently on state probation,
she was also charged with a probation violation. -
Deputies found a pocket knife with a broken tip on the ground near
Holder's vehicle. Aplastic bag containing approximately three grams
of marijuana, three and a halfLoratab pills and four Xanax.

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at the
American Legion
SR. 20 West in Blountstown

Wayne's Band!
Fingerfood, party favors,

champagne at midnight!
Dec. 31st at 8 p.m.
Tickets:
Advance: $15 single or
$25 couples
Door: $20 single
or $30 couples
For ticket info. call Grady Dalton
7 .-- at 674-3694 or Pat
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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 27,2006


Emergency home

energy assistance

for the elderly
ftom 4re.a Agencr on 4qirg or Ncrnr, Florida in.
The Area Agenc\ on Aging for North
Florida announces the a\ailabilm of
Emergency Home Energy Assistance
for the elderly Program tEHEAPI funds
for eligible households in the following
counties: Bay. Calhoun. Franklin. Gads-
den. Gulf. Holmes. Jackson, Jefferson.
Leon, Liberty. Madison, Taylor. Wakulla.
and Washington. To be eligible, the ap-
plicant must be 60 \ears of age or older
and present a current utility bill that sa -s;
the payment is past due or shows an im-
mediate disconnection date if pa\ ment is
not received to the utility companN.' The
household income must be belo%\ 150'
of the Federal Poverts Income Guide-
lines.
The funds cannot be used to reimburse
households for utility\ pa\ ments. Contact
the Elder Helpline at 18i0-963-5337 or
L:Sxi 96-ELDER to find ou more in-
formation on hot ,eniors can access this
program.

American Cancer

Society fundraiser
The Blountsto wn Chaptei #179. Order
of the Eastern Stai is proudly, sponsoring a
fundraiser for die American Cancer Soci-
et\ Come and join us to show \our Isupport
for the fight against cancer. We are ha\ ing
a spaghetti dinner w idi all the trimming-..
door prizes and entertainment.
The fundraiser \ ill take place on Satur-
da., Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. tETi at the Libertr
County Veterans Memorial Park Cit c
Center.
Donations of $12 per person. $20 per
couple and $5 per child are appreciated.
To reserve your tickets or for further in-
formation contact Dee Tutton at 643-280I
or an\ member of the Eastern Star.

Liberty County Health
Care Council meeting
Meetings % ill be held exerv third Tues-
da\ at 5:30 p.m. at Veterans MNentmoial
Park Civic Center. For information call
Sue at 643-40(40.


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POSTED EVENTS INCLUDE:
*Veterans Park Ghost Train
*Hosford Fall Festival
*Kinard Carnival
*Holiday event photos
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Adoption-Foster

SCare orientation

class set Jan. 13
One Church One Child of Florida Inc.
..,-.4 will have Adoption Foster Care and God
Rotary Club meets at Calhcun-Liberry Hospital, noon Parent Orientation Class Saturday, Jan.
Weight Loss Support Group 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Le-
meets at 1 p.m. at Shelton Park Library roy Collins Leon County Public Library in
the Henderson Room, located at 200 West
Boy Scout Troop 200 & 203 meets Park Avenue in Tallahassee.
at 6:30 p.m, Mormon Churh You can help save a childthrough Adop-
AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door tion Foster Care and God Parenting. Come
to an informational class and learn about:
M I" *Requirements for adopting and foster-
VFW meets at 7 30 p.m. Tod'y ing children;
Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 7 *Children who are waiting for an adop-
sit itfs4 tive family;
Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept. Lerinda' *Kinds of foster and adoptive homes
meets 7 p.m at the voting house Kirkland needed;
AA meets 7 p.m. basement *The God-Parenting program and fam-
of Calhoun County Courthouse ily support for children; and
*How you can make a difference in a
child's life.
-. For reservation and other information,
Humana Medicare Help for Tod v. please contact One Church, One Child of
Part D Final Enrollment Florida Inc. at (85.0) 414-5620 or toll free
Part D FiVeterans Memoral ParkEnrollment at 1-888-283-0886. Register today!
at Veterans Memorial Park Arnandc
Civic Center at 3 p.m. Kelley Humana Medicare
Dance t ihe Amrrerican Legion Hall in, i
Blauniisln ror i rA 'pm ri 11'.3, help is here Friday
Jerome Walker will be at the Veter-
:.. .. .. ... ans Memorial Park Civic Center on Fri-
day, Dec. 29 at 3 p.m. to help guide you
AA meets "30 p.m.. Hostord School cateterna through enrollment and answer all ques-
tions you may liave about Medicare. Final
at1 tihe American Legion Hall in BlountsTown, lrom 8:30 p m.- 12 30 a.m enrollment for Part 'D' will be on Dec.
31.
For transportation needs please call
Liberty Countr Transit at 643-2524,-
Dead line for transportation is Thursday,
O Dec. 28at 12, noon.
T o/Iji 'd Refreshments will be served. For more
S -information, call Sue at 643-4040.


That's how many copies of The Calhoun-
LibertyJournalwere distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for your com-
munity announcements and great response
for our business advertisers!


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CALHOUN-LIBERTY

JOURNAL
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Address correspondence to:
-The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
RO. Box 536
Bristol, FL 32321
Johnny Eubanks, Publisher
-Teresa Eubanks, Editor
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The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each
Wednesdaybythe Liberty Journal Inc., Summers
Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals-postage paid at Bristol, Fla.
POSTMASTER: Send address corrections to:
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NOTICE

The regularly scheduled Liberty County School
Board meeting dated for January, 2007 has been
changed from Jan. 9, 2007 at 5 p.m. to Jan. 16,
2007 at 5 p.m.







Ilappy lNew Year

* from *
I Paul's Wrecker Service
Located at Phone *
17311 NE Pear St. 674-8697
in Blountstown (TOWS) *
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Bristol six-year-old donates


ponytail to Locks of Love


Breanna Wilkes,
a six-year-old girl
from Bristol, did
what she had been
taught to do: help
others.
When Breanna
went to have her
hair cut last month,
she decided to do-
nate her 12-inch
ponytail to Locks
of Love, a program
that provides wigs
for sick children
who have lost their
hair.


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Breanna, the
daughter of Hope
McGee Wilkes of M
Bristol, said, I
wish that every-
body would do
the same and get a
haircut."
Her grandmother, Pat Mc-
Gee, said the family went on-
line to show the little girl how
her donation would be used.
"She loves her hair and she's
glad she did it," her grand-
mother said.
The first-grader, who at-
tends Hosford School, admits
she wasn't used to having
short hair but she's getting
used to it and now says, '.It
feels good."
Her donation did not go-
unnoticed; in fact, even Santa
Claus let her know that she
had done something special.
"I got a letter from Santa,"
said Breanna. "He said he
was proud."
Santa also left Breanna
some pretty new barrettes
to set off her new short new


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style. -
Locks of Love is a public
non-profit organization that
provides hairpieces to finan-
cially disadvantaged children
under the age of 18 who suf-
fer from long-term medical
hair loss. This hair loss may
come from a number of di-
agnosis: undergoing chemo-
therapy, suffering from alo-
pecia areata, or recuperating
from scalp burns. In addition
to the physical challenges of
medical treatment, Locks of
Love children must combat
low self-esteem and poor self-
image from losing their hair.
Often, bald children believe it
necessary to hide their condi-
tion under hats and feel they
stand out among other kids.
Breanna's donation will be
turned into natural-looking
wigs for children. When chil-
dren feel better about their
appearance, they tend to have
a. brighter outlook for their
future. Locks of Love hopes


to empower these children
with renewed confidence so
these children may go out in
public again without feeling
self-conscious. The hope is
that these children can look
proudly in the mirror and see
themselves again.
A custom, human-hair, wig
can cost more than a thousand
dollars to create. This makes
the. wigs too expensive for
many families. Fortunately,
there are several non-profit
groups working with volun-
teers to make wigs for finan-
cially disadvantaged children.
So the next time you get a
haircut of at least ten inches,
plan on donating to this won-
derful cause. Then, you too,
can join Breanna in helping
children once again see them-
selves in the mirror.
Mail your donation to:
LOCKS OF LOVE
2925 10th Ave. North, St.
102
Lake Worth, FL 33461


Driver's license & vehicle

inspection checkpoints
The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting driver's license
and vehicle inspection checkpoints during the month of January on
the below-listed roads in Calhoun County. The times and dates of
these checkpoints will vary depending upon weather, manpower and
safety conditions.
Roads: SR 71 near John Bailey Road, SR 71 near CR 274, SR
71 near CR 275, SR 71 near Trailer City, SR 69 near CR 274, SR 71
near Chipola Street, CR 274 near Chipola River and SR 73 near CR
287, SR 20 near SR 73, CR 274 near CR 167.
Recognizing the danger presented to the public by defective equip-
ment, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being oper-
ated with defects such as bad brakes, worn tires and other defective
equipment. Attention will also be directed to drivers who violate the
driver's license and/or vehicle insurance laws of Florida.
The patrol has found these checkpoints to be an effective means
of enforcing the equipment and driver's license laws of lorida while
insuring the protection of all motorists.







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Many contribute to success of train rides


Dec. 31 Watch

Night Service
First Baptist Church of Bris-
tol is planning a Watch Night
Service on Sunday night, Dec.
31 beginning at 11 p.m. Invite
someone and come and join with
us as we welcome the New Year
by offering praises and giving
thanks to God. Let this be your
year to focus on Jesus!
For more information, call
643-5400.

Prayer band meets
The Liberty Community
Prayer Band will hold prayer
service Thursday, Dec. 28 at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at the home of Brother
and Sister Louie Beckwith.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
call 643-3660.


All the Veterans Memorial
Railroad crew want to express
our sincere thanks to the many
groups and individuals who
made our "Winter Wonderland
Express" a resounding success.
During the two week ends, we
had 875 adult riders and an es-
timated 400 children enjoy their
train rides. It would not have
been possible without the help
we received from the commu-
nity.
Sheriff Revell provided su-
pervisors and inmates at the last
minute to man the live nativity
scene when two churches were
unable to provide assistance.
The young men and women
were a quick study and fell into
their roles very well.
Many riders considered it
the highlight of the trip. Don-
nie and Joni Read and the crew
from Liberty Wilderness Cross-
roads Camp built, equipped
and manned the always popular
"Santa's Workshop."
The "Central Park skaters
and matrons" had a large re-
volving cast of skaters recruited-
by Gloria Keenan.
The train crew was from Tal-
lahassee and consisted of John
Anthamatten, engineer and
Mitchell Green, conductor.
The dining car was a popu-
lar spot to warm up by a roaring
bonfire and enjoy a hot dog and


hot chocolate. It was manned
by Bonita and Phil Deck, Ger-
ald Barber, Becky and Joe
Brown as well as Meiko and
Hana Whitfield.
Col. Minyard and his ROTC
detachment handled the heavy
flow of traffic to and from the
parking lot.
Babs and Helen Moran acted
as ticket agents for the railroad.
Behind the scenes, it would
not have been possible with-
out the enthusiastic support of
Officer Terry McDowell and
his able crew of inmates from
Liberty Correctional Institution
(LCI). They labored for a week
putting up all the lights and
decorations and came back af-
ter the event to take it all down
and store it for next year. I can
never say enough in thank yous
to LCI. .Without their constant
support over the years, the rail-
road would never have been
possible.
As most readers have read
by now, our last night visitors
were treated to a spectacular


fireworks show when a de-
parting pick-up truck struck a
power line guy wire. It resulted
in a great electrical show fol-
lowed by a blackout. It's hard
to imagine how dark it gets in
the park with no lights except
the locomotive headlight. We
had a load of passengers on the
tour at the time. We offered to
refund their money but, bless
their hearts, not a one asked for
a refund. Not knowing when
the power would come back on,
we decided to close up. As al-
ways happens, we had just fin-
ishing locking up and with all
our actors having departed, the
power returned. We heartily
apologize to the 30 or so per-
sons who were left in the dark
including several carloads who
had driven over from Tallahas-
see to ride the train.
That particular accident
probably won't happen again
as Florida Public crews were
on hand the next day to install
heavy poles to protect the guy
wire.

Tom Keenan,
Veterans Memorial
Railroad Crew


Senior class appreciates donation
The senior class of 2007 would like to thank Roger Reddick for
his contributions to the Liberty County School System.
- In particular, his donation of a gun cabinet for the Project
Graduation fund raiser was greatly appreciated.
Please know that we are grateful for the generous contributions
and the gift of his time to make our school system a better place.
As we begin the last five months of our senior year, please know
that you, Roger are in our thoughts.
The Senior Class of 2007


N, IHIlDffilIN !T
TREASURES
by Ran McDougald

LIVE UP TO
YOUR CALLING
Text: Ephesians 4-6
According to Cole D. Robinson,
Benjamin Franklin wanted to per-
suade the people of Philadelphia to
put street lamps up in front of their
houses. He did not go to the city
council meeting to pass an ordinance
or amend the building code. He did
not pass around petitions and have
the issue added to the November bal-
lot. He did not start a media blitz and
advertise in all of the local newspa-
pers or put up posters and bill boards
all over town.
What did Franklin do? He hung
a beautiful lantern on a long bracket
at his own door. He kept the glass
brightly polished and diligently hung
every evening at dusk.
It was not long before people
began to enjoy thewarm glow of
light beaming in front of Franklin's
house. Soon, his neighbors were
placing lanterns on long brackets at
their doors. The entire city realized
the value of street lighting.
The most powerful testimony that
you have is not what you say. It is
what you do. Do you live out what
you say you believe? Do you walk
the talk? If not, then your faith is not
real or genuine.
God has called every believer to
be an heir to the Throne of Grace. He
has chosen us to reveal to the world
the mysteries of the Gospel of Christ.
We must live up to our calling. How?
It begins with prayer. Then we must
have unity within the church. Next,
we must live as children of the light.
We must be filled with the spirit.
We must relate to our families and
coworkers in a Christ like manner.
We must always stand ready to fight
the temptations and schemes of the
devil. Over the next several weeks,
we will explore exactly how we can.
live up to our calling and fulfill i1.i
I purpose God has for us, the church.

May all your troubles last
as long as your New Year's
-resolutions. -JOEY ADAMS


12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321


Here's hoping the coming tear brings manyt
happt) moments and OLjoLus celebrations to
i ou and tour loved ones. ThanKs!


All branches will be closed


SUPERIOR
BANKING MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS


HAIR 4 U
Telephone 674-1997
Holiday appointments available
Gayle Smalley Dalati, Owner/Stylist
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PUBLIC .HEARING
Liberty County School Board is proposing changes to
the following policies:
6.13 Years of Service Defined for Administrative
and Instructional Personnel
A public hearing on these policies will be held on
Jan. 16, 2007 at the Liberty County Administrative
.Offices, Hwy. 12 South, Bristol, FL 32321 at 5 p.m.
Copies of the policies are available at the Superin-
tendent's Office.




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Tolar, Joiner to wed January 6
Ashley Lee Tolar and Richard Kevin Joiner II
announce their upcoming marriage on Jan. 6.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tina Melolt
of Jacksonville and Stanley Tolar of Greensboro.
Her grandparents are of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Keelsof
Lake Talquin and Mr. Marvin Tolar of Greensboro. ,- '
He is the son of Kevin and Lynell Joiner of "
Bristol. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Hoyle I
Joiner, Charlie May Taylor and Alvin Matthews,
all of Bristol.
She is a 2006 graduate of Liberty County High /
School and is employed with Talquin Electric in
Quincy. He is a 2005 graduate of Liberty County
High School and is employed with Auto Value in
Bristol.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend the 3 p.m. wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Keels
in Lake Talquin.











CARMEN GRACE




CARMENGRACE ARIANA REBECCA & KATELYN MARIE LAYFIELD
MARTIN Ariana Rebecca Layfield celebrated her sixth birthday onDec.
Carmen Grace Martn ce- 5 and Katelyn Marie Layfield celebrated her second birthday
ebrated her second birthday on Dec. 13 with a Little Mermaid party with family and friends
on Dec. 21 with a Happy Feet last week.They are the daughters of Mathewand Dara Layfield
partmily with all he daughter ofnd of Sound Off Audio, Inc. Ariana enjoys art, gymnastics, playing
family She is the daughter of with her best friend, Breeanna and fishing with her daddy Katie
Casey and Amanda Martin of enjoys Elmo, Dora the Explorer, climbing, hugs and making ev-
eryone laugh. The best thing of all is that these girls absolutely
Nicky and Faye Phillips and adore each other.
Rocky and Judy Martin, all of
Bristol. Carmen enjoys playing Share your special moments
outside and aggravating her it a a i
little brother, J.C.
THE JOURNAL

Births Birthdays
Weddings Anniversaries
Family Reunions & more!





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NROPENN GROWCO





JONATHAN CASEY
MARTIN JR. UC 1L
Casey and Amanda Martin of
Bristol are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Jonathan
Casey Martin Jr., born on Nov. 1tri
7,2006 at Tallahassee Memo-
rial Hospital. He weighed 6
lbs. and 10 oz. and measured
18 1/2 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Nicky and
Faye Phillips of Bristol. Pater-
nal grandparents are Rocky I
and Judy Martin of Bristol. He
was welcomedhomeby allhis 17294 NW CHARLIE JOHNS ST.
friends and family along with BLOUTSTOWN FLA. 32424 .
his big sister, Caren. 850 674 1645 OR 850 643 1653


At the close of

another year..

Before the clock p
strikes the final
hour, we resolve C
to give you our
very best wishes
for a fabulous
and fun-filled f
year. We're re-
ally grateful for
the time you've ,
spent with us.


Liberty County Courthouse

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
We will be closed New Year's day, Monday, Jan. 1





DECEMBER 27,2006 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11


Dept. of Health warns of the dangers of carbon monoxide exposure


poisoning.
"Carbon monoxide can be
fatal if the exposure is severe
enough," said DOH Secretary M.
Rony Franqois, M.D., M.S.P.H.,
Ph.D. "The use of indoor gas


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refund required to qualify. Bank & Jackson Hewitt fees deducted from loan proceeds. Most
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TALLAHASSEE The Flori-
da Department of Health (DOH)
informs the residents and visi-
tors of Florida on the risks and
dangers associated with carbon
monoxide (CO) exposure and


heaters and fire places may lead
to high exposures if these de-
vices are not directly vented to
the outside or if they malfunc-
tion. Floridians should care-
fully monitor themselves as well
as their loved ones when using
fuel-operated appliances."
Invisible, odorless and taste-
less, CO is a highly poisonous
gas produced by burning fuels
such as gasoline, natural gas,
kerosene, charcoal and wood.
Inside a home, CO can come
from a gas-fueled furnace, gas
water heater, gas clothes dryer,
gas ranges, kerosene space heat-
ers, portable generators, gas
or charcoal grills, fireplaces or
wood stoves. At low concen-
trations, CO causes fatigue in
healthy people and chest pains
for those with heart disease. At
higher concentrations, CO in-
halation causes impaired vision
and coordination, headaches,
dizziness, confusion, nausea
and death. The risk of illness or
death increases as the concen-
tration of CO in the air and the
duration of exposure increase.
Dangerous CO levels arise when
home appliances are used incor-
rectly or are poorly maintained.
Here are some very important
precautions to help prevent CO
poisoning:
*Be sure all combustion ap-
pliances are installed and used
according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
*Have the heating system in--
spected annually by a qualified
individual such as an appropri-
ately licensed contractor or a gas
utility representative.
*Have exhaust ventilation sys-


teams, including chimneys, flues
and vents, checked every year.
*NEVER burn charcoal inside
a house, garage, vehicle or tent
- not even in a fireplace.
*Avoid using gas or kerosene
heaters that are not vented in en-
,closed spaces, especially sleep-
ing areas.
*NEVER leave an automobile
running in a garage even with
the garage door open.
*Don't leave the rear win-
dow or tailgate of a vehicle open
while driving. CO from the ex-
haust can be pulled inside the
car, van or camper.
*Install. CO alarms in your
home. Purchase battery operated
CO alarms or plug-in CO alarms
with battery backup according
to manufacturer's installation in-
structions. The CO alarm should
be certified to the requirements
of the latest safety standards for
CO alarms (UL 2034, IAS 6-96,
CSA6.19.01).
Replace CO alarm batteries
once a year and test alarms fre-
quently.
*NEVER use a portable gen-


SPEAK UP!
WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
RP.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 383821


Remembering Dr. White's many

contributions to the community
To the editor:.
On December 10th our community lost a beloved doctor and friend
when Dr. Elga B. White died. One of the best ways for us to morn his
loss is for us to be grateful for his contributions to our community.
He began his medical practice ifi Blountstown in May 1962. As a
doctor, he was wonderful, caring, always available, took call at the
emergency room and made house calls. He stayed on the "cutting
edge" of medical practice by reading journals and attending confer-
ence; therefore, his treatment was currant.
He insured that the hospital maintained the highest standards by
guiding the hospital through several joint Commission Accredita-
tions. All of us know of people's-lives who were saved because of Dr.
White's immediate treatment or surgery in the hospital especially
for patients who were near death and would not have lived had they


EC. 26-30 been transported to hospitals in adjacent counties.
) *EC. 26-30 ~He was instrumental in getting other physicians to come to Blount-
ers and Planners stown and was the first doctor to bring in a Physician's Assistant. He
served as a preceptor for the Nurse Practitioner Program at Florida
State University and even went to the Emergency Room at Tallahassee
S.'. Memorial Hospital to assist in the program. He was a "born teacher"
'. and he taught staff and patients alike. Anytime someone asked him a
question, he gave them a detailed answer. He explained the disease
process to his patients so they understood their illness and their treat-
j ment regime.
Early on, he was very involved with the Florida Chapter of the
American Heart Association. He taught CPR to the hospital and
arranged for staff to be trained in reading the monitors. He assisted
in the training of EMT's when the hospital bought their first "real"
ambulance.
He owned the first computer in Calhoun County and it was so large
that it filled one room in his office. He was innovative in pioneering in
OD computerized medical records. He developed one of the first systems
Sin this geographical area whereby he could access medical records in
jD rug s his office from the Emergency Room of the hospital. In his retirement
he was active in teaching computer courses in the library.
* 674-2222 v His life and medical practice had profound effect on this commu-
nity. Let's all thank God for the gift of his life and the positive effect
he had on our 1i es and on the community.
----- ...from Wade & Alva Martin
.- -.- ..-. ', *": '.-:ndoi.go & Mert-Stephens


erator indoors, including in
homes, garages, basements,
crawl spaces, sheds and other
enclosed or partially enclosed
areas. ALWAYS locate portable
generators outdoors on a dry
surface, away from doors, win-
dows, vents and air conditioning
equipment that could allow CO
to come indoors.
Anyone who suspects symp-
toms of CO poisoning should go
outside immediately. If possi-
ble, turn off any operating com-
bustion appliances and leave the
doors open as you go outside. If
you have a poisoning emergency,
call your nearest Florida Poison
Information Center at 1-800-
222-1222. If another person has
collapsed or is not breathing, call
911 immediately from a safer lo-
cation (outside).
For more information, please
visit www.doh.state.fl.us For
additional information about in-
door air quality, please contact
DOH at (800)543-8279 or visit
with DOH Web site and select
Indoor Air Quality from the drop
down box.


Ire.on/V





Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 27,2006


Variety of activities scheduled for January


from the Liberty County
Senior Citizens Association
The Liberty County Senior
Citizens Association announces
its activities for the month of
Jan. They are follows:-
*Monday, Jan. 1, New Year's
Day Liberty County Senior
Citizens and Liberty County
Transit will be closed.
*Thursday, Jan. 4 Shopping
at the Blountstown Piggly Wig-
gly Grocery, lunch and visiting
with friends.. Call 643-2524 no
later than 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2
to reserve your transit ride.
*Tuesday, Jan. 9 The Bris-
tol Senior Citizens Center on
Highway 12 South there will
be an educational presentation
about disaster preparedness at
10:30 a.m. All seniors attend-
ing will have lunch before leav-
ing the center. Call 643-2524 no
later than 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
4 if you need transportation. The
Hosford Center will be closed.
*Thursday, Jan. 11 Mari-
anna Wal-Mart shopping, lunch
with friends, a good time. Call
643-2524 no later than 3 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 8 for your ride on
transit.


*Monday, Jan. 15 Liberty
County Senior Citizens Board of
Directors will meet at 7 p.m. at
the Hosford Senior Center locat-
ed on Highway 65 South. The
public is invited to attend.
*Tuesday, Jan. 16 Begin-
ning at 10:30 a.m. at the Hos-
ford Senior Center, they will do
Part Three of the "Your Heart;
Your Life" series with Sherrie
Wishom. Call Liberty County
Transit at 643-2524 no later than
3 p.m. for transportation to the
Hosford Center.
*Tuesday, Jan. 16 The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
Advisory Council will meet at
1:30 p.m. at the Bristol Senior
Center.
*Thursday, Jan. 18 Call
Liberty County Transit at 643-
2524 no later than 3 p.m. to re-
serve your transit ride to the Pig-
gly Wiggly in Blountstown.
*Friday, Jan. 19 Michael
Hutson from the Social Secu-
rity Administration will be at the
Hosford Senior Center on High-
way 65 South at 10:30 a.m. to
discuss Social Security and Dis-
ability SSI work incentives. This
information could be important


for you, a family member or
friend. Mark this date on your
calendar. Call Liberty Transit
at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m.
Tuesday to arrange transpira-
tion.
*Tuesday, Jan. 23 Monica
Brinkley from the Liberty Coun-
ty Extension Office will be at the
Hosford Senior Center at 11 a.m.
for a nutrition presentation. All
seniors attending will have lunch
after the presentation. Call Lib-
erty.Transit at 643-2524 no later
than 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18
for transportation to the Hosford
Center.
*Thursday, Jan. 25 Shop-
ping at the Marianna Wal-Mart.
After shopping is completed,
lunch will be enjoyed by all. Call
Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no
later than 3 p.m. Monday, Jan.
22 to reserve your transit ride.
*Saturday, Jan. 27 Time
to enjoy another trip to the Sop-
choppy Opry. Call Jeannette at
643-5690 no later than Monday,
Jan. 15 to reserve seating at the
Opry. Call Liberty Transit at
643-2524 no later than 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 24 for your
transit ride.


WEAR-ROUND
GOOD WISHES


Thanks and best wishes are on our agenda, and
we're hoping that yours is filled with
365 fun-packed days. Happy New Year, everyone!
Forgotten Coast

Mortgage Inc.
Call 850-643-6200 or 850-237-2777
20735 Central Ave. E. in Blountstown

The New Year in Scotland is called Hogmanay.
The people in Scotland follow a ritual that has a
great significance. One can find barrels of tar set
afire and gradually rolled down the streets in the
villages of Scotland. This ritual symbolizes that
the old year is burned up and New Year is going
to begin.



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New disaster programs to help farmers recover from hurricanes


GAINESVILLE Kevin L.
Kelley, State Executive Direc-
tor for the USDA's Farm Ser-
vice Agency (FSA) in Florida,
announced eight .new disaster
programs will help farmers and
ranchers who suffered losses due
to Hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia.,
Rita or Wilma in 2005. Sign-
up is under way for six of the
programs. In Florida 37 eligible
counties are eligible for assis-
tance as a result of the damage
caused by Hurricanes Katrina
and Wilma.
"From livestock to citrus to
nursery operations, this disaster
assistance provides $220 mil-
lion in new funds for producers
devastated by last year's hurri-
canes," said Kelley. "This is in
addition to $1.2 billion in disas-
ter programs announced earlier
this year and are currently dis-
tributing in the affected states."
The Emergency Agricul-
tural Disaster Assistance Act of
2006 (the Act), enacted in June
2006, authorizes the eight pro-
grams. Under the Act, USDA's
Commodity Credit Corporation
(CCC) will provide payments
to eligible producers in certain
counties of Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee and Texas. The Farm
Service Agency will administer
the funds on behalf of CCC.
Eligible counties in Florida
are: Bay. Gulf. Liberty, Palm
Beach, Brevard, Hardee, Mana-
tee, Polk, Broward, Hendry,
Martin, St. Lucie, Calhoun,
Highlands, Miami-Dade, Santa
Rosa, Charlotte. Hillsborough,
Monroe, Sarasota, Collier, Hol-
mes, Okaloosa, Volusia, De
Soto. Indian River. Okeechobee,
Wakulla. Escambia. Jackson,
Orange, Walton, Franklin, Lee,
Osceola, Washington, Glades.
Eligible counties are those
declared primary natural disas-
ter areas by Secretary Johanns
or designated a major disaster
or emergency by President Bush


for 2005 calendar-year hurri-
canes Katrina, Ophelia, Wilma,
or Rita. Counties contiguous
to a primary county are also eli-
gible. The Act did not include
counties declared disaster areas
by Hurricane Dennis. Program
fact sheets include the list of
eligible counties, as well as pro-
gram details, and can be found
online at http://www.fsa.usda.
gov, click on Disaster Assistance
Programs. To receive benefits,
producers must meet other eligi-
bility requirements.
Farmers, ranchers and grow-
ers can apply for the following
new programs beginning Dec.
11, 2006, at local FSA offices
and USDA Service Centers.
*2005 Hurricanes Live-
stock Compensation Program
provides payments to livestock
owners and cash lessees for cer-
tain feed losses.
*2005 Hurricanes Livestock
Indemnity Program II provides
benefits to livestock owners and
contract growers for certain live-
stock deaths.
'2005 Hurricanes Citrus
Program provides benefits to
citrus producers who suffered
citrus crop production losses
and associated fruit-bearing tree
damage, including related clean-
up aiid rehabilitation costs.
*2005 Hurricanes Fruit and
Vegetable Program provides
benefits to producers who suf-
fered fruit and vegetable crop
production losses, including re-
lated clean-up costs.
*2005 Hurricanes Tropical
Fruit Program provides ben-
efits to producers of carambola,
longan, lychee and mangos who
suffered tropical fruit production
losses.
*2005 Hurricanes Nursery
Program provides benefits to
commercial ornamental nursery
and fernery producers who suf-
fered inventory losses and in-
curred clean-up costs.
The other two disaster pro-
grams unveiled are the 2005


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potted trees, bushes (including
shrubs) and vines that were lost
or damaged due to 2005 hur-
ricanes. USDA expects to an-
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catfish producers who suffered
catfish feed losses. USDA will
not administer the grant pro-
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and application procedures for
the catfish feed loss program and
distribute program payments.
USDA understands that some
producers may have little docu-


mentation of their losses due to
hurricane devastation; however,
USDA will require producers to
provide all available documenta-
tion. Producers may not receive
payments made under other
federal programs- for the same
losses.
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LCHS BETA Club presents entertaining holiday play













Members of Liberty County High School's BETA Club
presented a special holiday play, "Can Mrs. Claus Save -
Christmas?" for the community's elementary age school
kids earlier this month. TOP: Colton Moore as Santa
discusses his plans for Christmas with Kaley Revell.
ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT: Jim Reddick stole the show
as the bad guy with an entertaining array of comical
emotion and energy. BELOW: Despite having to stay in a
wheelchair following a recent car accident, Brianna Sikes
took on a role in the holiday production. RIGHT: Karina
Dudley, one of Santa's elves, got plenty of hugs as she
greeted school kids after the performance.
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Wildcats take second place in Rivertown Christmas Classic


The Altha Wildcats gift-
wrapped a Christmas present for
their fans and themselves as they
won second place last week in
the Rivertown Christmas Clas-
sic Tournament in Blountstown
Dec. 21-23.
In the first game of the tour-
nament the Wildcats (7-2) faced
the Wewahitchka Gators, a team
they had already beaten two
times this season.
Altha jumped out to a 13-2
first quarter lead. However, a


rash of turnovers left the Wild-
cats clinging to a 24-22 halftime
lead.
Turnovers continued to plague
the Cats and they found them-
selves 5 points behind, 37-32, at
the end of the third period.
There were several lead
changes in the fourth quarter un-
til Wewa took a 3 point lead, 47-
44, with 9 ticks left on the clock.
Altha inbounded the ball and
took it the length of the court.
Josh McIntosh drove the ball


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standing in 3-point land. Sal-
dana launched his game-tying
shot attempt and, with 2 seconds
left, it found nothing but the bot-
tom of the bucket.
In overtime, McIntosh stroked
a 3-pointer which proved to be
the game winner, 55-52.
Jason Holland led the Wild-
cats in scoring and posted anoth-
er double-double with 24 points
and 10 rebounds. Also, Holland
had 3 steals. Both Josh McIn-
tosh and Kevin Saldana sacked
9 points each. McIntosh pulled
down 8 rebounds, blocked a shot
attempt, and he had 2 steals.
Saldana was credited with 4
rebounds. Corde Beauchamp
racked up 7 points along with
6 rebounds. Nathan Castenada
recorded 3 points. Cale Chafin
knocked down a 3-pointer as
well as a rebound and a steal.
On Friday night the Class 2A,
#10 state-ranked Altha Wildcats
(8-2) defeated the Blountstown
Tigers, 59-57, to win the second
game of the tournament.
Like Thursday night's game,
the Wildcats' scripted another
dramatic ending. With the game
tied, 57-57, Wildcat Josh McIn-
tosh ripped down the defensive
rebound 9.9 seconds left in regu-
lation and Coach Sidney Granger
called a timeout to set his offense.
Altha took the ball the length of
the court and Kevin Saldana put
up game-winning field goal at-
tempt but Blountstown's Jona-
than Lockhart was whistled for
goal tending. Two points were
awarded to the Wildcats because
of the foul. Corde Beauchamp
snared Blountstown's inbound
pass with 2 seconds torgo, threw
it up in the air as the horn sound-
ed..
Kevin- Saldana was Altha's
top scorer with 23 points along
with 7 rebounds, 2 blocked shot
attempts, and a steal. Jason Hol-
land chalked up 10 points and he
was credited with 6 rebounds, 2
assists, and 3 steals. Both Na-
than Castenada and Josh Mc-
Intosh stroked 8 points each.
Castenada had 4 rebounds and
an assist. McIntosh recorded 6
rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals.
Corde Beauchamp put up 5


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points along with a rebound and
a steal. Cale Chafin sank 3 free
throws, pulled down 2 rebounds,
and he had a steal. Andrew Bra-
zell scored his first varsity field
goal and he cleared a rebound.
Friday night's win advanced
the Wildcats (8-3) to the tour-
nament championship game
against the Graceville Tigers on
Saturday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.
Facing a taller Tiger team and
a deeper bench, the Wildcats
held their own and were only
down, 35-29, at halftime. How-
ever, Graceville pulled ahead 45-
36 at the end of the third period.
But Altha did make a run in the
fourth quarter and made the final
score respectable, 63-57.
Again, Kevin Saldana was
the Wildcats' scoring leader
with 17 points and he had a re-
bound. Josh McIntosh put up 16
points, draining 3 out of 4 three-
pointers. Also, McIntosh had
7 assists, cleared 5 boards, and
he had a steal. Jason Holland
posted 10 points, pulled down
8 rebounds, and he had an as-
sist. Defensively, Holland had 2
steals and he blocked a shot at-
tempt. Chafin sacked 6 points,
including 2 three-pointers, and
he had a rebound. Nathan Cas-
tenada recorded 5 points and
he cleared 4 rebounds. Andrew
Brazell chipped in a field goal.
Defensively, he swatted away a
Tiger's shot attempt and he had
a rebound.
The Wildcats will be back
in action on Thursday, Jan. 4
when they host the Southport
Bozeman Bucks with the junior
varsity game starting at 5 p.m.
(CT) The varsity tip-off at 6 p.m.
(CT)
The following day Altha trav-
els to Freeport to take on the
Bulldogs at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
(CT)
On Tuesday, Jan. 9 the Wild-
cats go to Wewa to see if they
can sweep the Gators this sea-
son. The JV game is scheduled
for 6:30 p.m. (CT) and the var-
sity tilt gets underway at 7:45
p.m. (CT).
To keep up with Altha's var-
sity boys stats, check out the Web
site: www.maxpreps.com.


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Surprising tools for protecting baby livestock


by Sandy Miller Hays,
Agricultural Research Service
Dear old Mom-where
would we be without her help,
inspiration and (this time of
year, especially) her recipes?
But we've all seen situations
where a mother was helping
just a bit too much-and I was
surprised to recently discover
that the same thing happens in
nature, too, causing difficul-
ties when it comes to trying to
protect young livestock against
diseases.
When young cattle and
swine are born, they don't have
any built-in protection (immu-
nity) against bacteria and vi-
ruses for the first few days of
life. But Nature has taken care
of that problem: The newborns
get immunity from drinking a
natural substance called colos-
trum that's in their mother's
milk for the first 24 to 36 hours
after birth.
That's all well and good...
except those protective mater-
nal antibodies that the baby
livestock get with mother's
milk also make vaccines inef-
fective until the maternal anti-
bodies have faded away.
So is it even worthwhile
to vaccinate very young live-
stock? Can Mom's maternal
defenses be overcome.?
Some scientists I with the
"Agricultural Research Service
(ARS) say the answer to both
questions is "yes"-and the. 're
arriving at that answer by some
very unusual routes.
Prepare for a surprise: The
scientists' first tool for solving
this problem is the common
cold! Well, not the cold itself,
but adenoviruses associated
with the common cold and with
other human maladies such as
pneumonia and bronchitis.
These particular viruses are.
very good at infecting cells.,
That ability makes them a ter-
rific "delivery truck" for ge-
netic material. (All right, if you
want to get technical about it,
the scientists don't call them
"delivery trucks"--the prefer
the term "vectors."-
In their research, the ARS
scientists used a weakened
form of a human adeno\irus
to carr two sw\ine flu genes
This added up to a ne\w. "re-
combinant" virus that %worked
\erNy well to immunize ne,\-
born piglets against swine flu.
e'en though those piglets had
guzzled down maternal influ-
enza-fighting antibodies.
Confused etr? Here's how it
w worked: Since the adeno\ irus is
of human origin. the livestock
don't have an\ maternal anti-
body resistance to it. This lets
.. ,.the,-rcombinralt, virus,.infect,


the cells in the piglet and then
"express" two swine flu pro-
teins-one that gives the piglet
immunity against a specific flu
virus called H3N2, and another
that gives the piglet broader
immunity against swine flu.
This is terrific news in live-
stock health circles because it
could close a big window of
vulnerability: the days when
the maternal antibodies' wan-
ing powers are still strong
enough to repel vaccines, but
not quite strong enough to pro-
tect the young animals against.
disease.
It's interesting to note that
the recombinant virus is self-
limiting; in other words, it
won't spread to other cells, and
it won't even spread to litter.
mates of the vaccinated pigs.
In case you can't get overly
excited about a breakthrough in,
swine health research, consider
this: While swine flu causes
epidemics of acute respiratory
disease in pigs, strains have
occasionally become directly
transmissible-and danger-
ous-to humans.
In other research along these
lines, ARS scientists have. bor-
rowed an idea from the old
saying "Set a thief to catch a
thief," exposing baby calves


to a particularly nasty virus in
order stimulate the calves' im-
mune response to fight off that
same virus.
The virus in this case causes
bovine viral diarrhea. There's
no treatment for it, and it costs
U.S. cattle producers millions
of dollars in losses each year.
Calves born with bovine viral
diarrhea virus (BVDV) can in-
fect herds throughout their en-
tire lives.
In tests, the ARS scientists
have shown that exposing
young calves to live BVDV
while maternal antibodies are
still present in the calves' sys-
tems can generate a particular
type of immunity called "T-cell
mediated immunity." T-cells
are a type of white blood cell
that play s a key role in jump-
starting-or suppressing--nat-
ural immunity.
No one is recommending
that ranchers run out and ex-
pose their young calves to live
Viruses. But these findings cer-
tainly suggest that the calf's
cellular immune response can
join forces, .when necessary,
with maternal antibodies to
protect the newborn in its early
days.
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tington was
the winner of
the World's

LargestStock-
ing in the
holiday give-

away by Napa
Auto Parts of
Blountstown.
Cecilia is
shown at right

with Joel Ed-
wards, owner
of Napa Auto
Parts. Larry
Vancil, shown


below,


was


the winner of
the Napa Re-
mote Control
Car.


Looking forward to the New Year


by Marti Vickery,
Operations Manager
What a terrific start to the
New Year.. .the holidays are be-
hind us, for the most part. Let's
focus on what projects are before
us! I look forward to a busy and
productive year, increasing our
membership, getting ready to
"go live" with our new Web site
soon, continuing to improve our
existing strengths and learning
how to correct our weak areas.
Let's make a community ef-
fort, working together to make
Calhoun County not only a won-
derful place to live, but a thriv-
ing small town. We are working
to attract appropriate business
opportunities, heritage tourism
and eco-tourism, and to revital-
ize our town and it's resources.
Well planned growth is the
key for our future and that of our
children and grandchildren.
*MEETINGS The Cham-
ber Board will meet the second


week of January and the Mem-
ber meetings will resume the
third week of January. Days and
times are to be announced.
*Jan. 8-- As a new appoin-
tee, I will attend the TDC meet-
ing.
*Jan. 9 The Chamber will
host a reception for the new
Blountstown Council and May-
or-Elect.
*Jan. 16 I will attend the
Chamber CEO Roundtable
meetings in Pensacola.
*BLOUNTSTOWN MAIN
STREET The next Main
Street meeting is set for Mon-
day, Jan. 22 at noon at Connie's
Kitchen in Blountstown. We
have much ahead of us, includ-
ing plans for downtown murals,
renderings of downtown, addi-
tional clean up projects, signage
and more. We are ready to put
some of the funds raised recently
to good use.


Shop end-of-season for the best deals


Christmas Parade winners named


Liberty County,
PARADE

CHURCHES
1st Trophy- Assembl of
God River of Life

BUSINESS
1st Trophy Wakulla Bank
2nd Ribbon Buy Rite Drugs
3rd Ribbon Piggly Wiggly

INDIVIDUAL
/INDEPENDENT/GOV.
Isi Trophy Latch
2nd Ribbon Blountstown
Main Street-
3rd Ribbon Bristol Youth Academy

MOST CREATIVE
WITH LIGHTS
Trophy Danny Ryals Real Estate,

MOST ORIGINAL WITH THEME
STrophy Libe-ty County Jail-


Calhoun County
PARADE

GRAND PRIZE OVER ALL
Blountstown High School
Freshman Class

GOVERNMENT
1st Place Calhoun
Correctional Institution
2nd Place Town of Altha

NON-PROFIT-
1st Place Calhoun County Library
2nd Place Blountstown
Calhoun Queens
3rd Place Relay For Life

BUSINESS
1st Place Wakulla Bank
2nid Place Danny Ryals
Real Estate


Who hasn't heard the complaint
that items are more expensive today
than ever? From retail chains to
warehouse centers, register receipts
are testament to- the high cost of
living.
According to the American
Express Everyday Spending index,
U.S. households spent $3,240 on
average for groceries last year.
Other areas of consumer spending
continue to show growing dollar
amounts as well.
Forconsumerslookingtoconserve
money overall, one of the best ways
to save is to shop off-season sales.
Many types of merchandise have
definitive "seasons" and once the
season has expired, stores look to
clear out the shelves to make room
for new items. Here are some tricks
for using end-of-season sales to your
advantage:
FALL/WINTER
The cold weather months offer a
variety of store sales. New clothing
styles typically come into stores
in January through March, so you
can get a steal on last year's looks.
Also, winter clothing will start to be
discounted to make room for spring
apparel.
Now's also a good time to price
summer-related items. Stores may
have an overstock of patio and
garden merchandise, including
table sets and barbecues. Some
companies, such as pool and spa
retailers, may offer discounts on
pool purchases and installation
during colder months when their
services aren't in peak demand. The
same can be said for air conditioning
system installers. Typically, vehicles
show their worst traits during the
winter, so automotive dealerships
,may offer more room for negotiation
on vehicles left on the lot. Watch for
promotions when the next year's
models are due in as well.


January is the ideal time to stock
up on holiday decorations, wrapping
and all the other trimmings left over
from the recent holiday season.
Prices could be slashed by 50
percent or more. Simply stash newly
bought items away for next year and
be ahead of the game.
SPRING/SUMMER
With spring cleaning and home
renovation on the mind, many
retailers put paint, stains and
exterior products on sale at this
time. However, the biggest sales
and deepest discounts are typically
offered during the "long weekends"
that occur during the warm-weather
months. Memorial Day, Fourth of
July and Labor Day weekends are
some of the biggest sale times so
take advantage.
Now could also be a good time to
plan ahead for the frosty days of the
future. You may be able to negotiate
deals on new, energy efficient
windows, doors and heating systems
in preparation for winter's wrath.
Check to see if there are discounts
on snow shovels or snowblowers
when everyone else is thinking
about hitting the beach. You'll save
money and be prepared for the first
big snowstorm while neighbors are
dashing to home centers when the
blizzards hit.
You can probably find discounts
on running shoes during the summer
as well. Shoe manufacturers often
come tip with new styles every six
months, so discounts in the winter
and summer are common. And the
same can be said for getting deals on
summer clothes once August rolls
around. You'll have ample time to
show off those discounts before the
warm weather takes a hiatus.
By taking creative measures to
save money,consumers can stretch
-their already- taut budgets even
further.


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Diesel & Equipment
Mechanic needed
with tools
and transportation.


Call (850) 627-4224
A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Help Wanted
PART-TIME
DELIVERY DRIVER
CDL required
Flexible schedule
Apply in person at
Strickland's
aE Hward wnaret
Located on Hwy 20 in Bristol


One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2,
Biounistown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following, positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Technician, Construction
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver. EOE
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN

HELP WANTED

CARPENTERS
needed.

Call 762-4790
after 5 p.m.
for more information.


DENTAL HYGIENIST
Busy dental office
has an immediate
opening for a registered
DENTAL HYGIENIST.
Must have current
Florida license and
be certified in CPR.
Good salary and benefits.
Apply in person at:
17338 Main St. North
Blountstown, FL
or call Katrina at
(850) 674-4124.
12-13 T. 12-27

Gulf Coast
Aggregates
...seeking a full-time
dependable Equipment
Operator/laborer.
Competitive pay with
benefits. Located
13 miles north of
Carrabelle on Hwy. 67.
Please stop by to
fill out an application
or call (850) 697-4669.


Help Wanted

OYSTER
SHUCKER
Serious inquiries only.

Apply in person at
Roys Oyster Bar
17797 North Main St.,
Blountstown

Phone: 674-7697


Chartwells School
Dining Services
Job Opportunity

Chartwells School Dining
Services is accepting ap-
plications for the following
position:
KITCHEN LEADS
Terms of Employment:
10 Months
Salary: Please inquire
when applying
Position Requirements:
Knowledge of kitchen op-
erations/ large quantity
cooking, must be able to
do paperwork, computer
skills and good leadership
skills
Applications are avail-
able at the Calhoun Edu-
cation Office- 16651 SE
River St.
Questions concerning
the position may
be directed to
Charelle M. Murray,
Director Of Dining Services
Employment opportunities
are offered without regard
to race, religion, sex, age,
national origin, handicap
or marital status
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
Equal Opportunity Employer


Chartwells School Dining Services
Job Opportunity
Chartwells School Dining Services is accepting applica-
tions for the following position:
Kitchen Cook at W.R. Tolar School
Terms of Employment: 10 Months
Salary: Please inquire when applying
Position Requirements: Knowledge of kitchen operations/
large quantity cooking, must be able to do place orders,
good leadership skills
Applications are available at the Calhoun Education Of-
fice- 16651 SE River St.
Questions concerning the position may be directed to
Charelle M. Murray, Director Of Dining Services
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or marital status
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Equal Opportunity Empfoye'r ''


QUINCY FARMS
ORGANIC PRODUCTS
CLASS A DRIVER
Versatile Class A CDL Driver needed. Front-end loader ex-
perience a plus. No overnights. Pay is negotiable with ben-
efits. Send resume to 190 Mannie Gunn Rd., Quincy, FL
32351 or fax to (850) 627-3493. EOE 12-27,1-3






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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative recognizes


employees and trustees for years of service


STUMP

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& Stump Grinding
Vickery Enterprises, Inc.
(850) 674-3434
1-800-628-8733
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Luck, Sharon McGhee, Bryan
Newton, Lonnie Perry and Bill
Priester, one-year pins; Gary
Whitfield, five-year pin; Debbie
Bush, 10-year pin; Donna Brock
and Charles Nunery, 20-year
pins; Eudon Baxley, 25-year pin;
and Sid Dykes, 30-year pin.
Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
tive is part of the Touchstone En-
ergy national alliance of local,
consumer-owned electric coop-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 06-69-CA

Green Tree Servicing LLC, as authorized
servicing agent for Security Pacific Fi-
nancial Services, a division of Bank of
America, FSB,

Plaintiff

vs.

Frances A Kilby, IF LIVING, AND IF
DECEASED, HER UNKNOWN SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
CREDITORS, ANDALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST HER; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AND ANY OTHER PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OFTHE SUBJECT REAL
PROPERTY WMOSE REAL HAMES ARE,
UNCERTAIN,

Defendants.
/

AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pur-
suant to an order or a final judgment of
foreclosure entered in the above-captioned
action, I will sell the property situated in
LIBERTY County, Florida, described as:

Commence at a point where the East
boundary line of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of
Section 33, Township 2 South; Range
8 West intersects the East Boundary
line of St. Rd.#SR 333. and run South
230 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Thence continue to run South 150
feet, thence run West 180 feet more
or less to the East Boundary line of
SR # 333; thence run Northeasterly
along said road boundary 180 feet,
thence run East 130 feet to the Point
of Beginning. Containing .53 Acres
more or less.

.Including the following Manufactured
Home: 1993 Peach Sate 2609, 54 x
24, Serial Numbers: PSHGA14033A
& PSHGA14033B

at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, at the front entrance of the
Liberty County Courthouse, 10818 NW
State Road 20, Bristol, Florida at 11 a.m.
on January 16, 2007.Any person claiming
an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of
the date of Lis Pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.

Dated this 14th day of December, 2006.

Robert Hill, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: V. Summers, Deputy Clerk
Schuyler, Stewart, Smith
Chad A. Dean, Esq.
118 West Adams St. #800
Jacksonville; FL 32202
Phone: (904) 353-5884 12.20,12-27



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR.
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA


CIVIL ACTION


CASE NO.: 2006-165-CA

TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORT-
GAGE CORRP.,

Plaintiff

vs.

JAMES ERIC BUTLER A/K/A ERIC
BUTLER, et al,

Defendantss.
/

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuantto a
Final Judgementof Mortgage Foreclosure
dated December 14,2006 and entered in
Case No.2006-165-CA, of the Circuit Court
of the Second Judicial Circuit in and for
LIBERTY County, Florida, -wherein TAY-
LOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP., is Plaintiff, and JAMES ERIC
BUTLER A/K/A ERIC BUTLER;TIFFANY
BROOKS A/K/A TIFFANY JEANETTE
BUTLER, are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
the FRONT DOOR OF THE LIBERTY
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 16th day of January, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Final Summary Judgement:

Lot 11, Block"K", Neal Subdivision Unit
#2, according to the plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book "A", Page 2, of
the Public Records of Liberty County,
Florida, being in Section 12, Township
1 South, Range 8 West.

A/K/A 9926 NW 4th Street, Bristol,
FL 32321

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale.

Witnessed my hand and the seal of this
court on Dec. 14, 2006.

Robert Hill, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: V. Summers, Deputy Clerk

Echevarria, Codilis & Stawiarski
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, FL 33622-5018
F06016508 12.20.12-27





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-127-CA


THE BANK AS SUCCESSOR IN INTER-
EST TO C&L BANK OF BRISTOL,

Plaintiff

vs.

DAVID CROWE and MARY DOUBERLY,

Defendants.
,, e. . /


NOTICE OF SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to an Order or Final Judgment entered in
the above-captioned case, I will sell the
property situated in Liberty County, Florida,
described in as:

Commence at the SE Corner of Sec-
tion 27, Township 1 South, Range 6
West, Liberty County, Florida, thence
run South 89 degrees 23 minutes 04
seconds West along Section line, a
distance of 1295.56 feet to a point on
theWest right of way line of State Road
No. 65, thence continue to run South 89
degrees 23 minutes 04 seconds West
along Section line, a distance of 684.82
feet to the Point of Beginning, thence
run North 00 degrees 44 minutes 12
seconds West, a distance of 178.71
feet, to a point on the South right of
way line of a county road known as
Williams Road, thence run South 89
degrees 23 minutes 04 seconds West
along South right of way line of Williams
Road, a distance of 243.75 feet to a
point, thence run South 00 degrees 44
minutes 12 seconds East, a distance
of 178.71 feet, to a point on the South
line of Section 27, Township 1 South,
Range 6 West, thence run North 89
degrees 23 minutes 04 seconds East
along said Section line, a distance of
243.75 feet to the Point of Beginning.

at publicsale, tothe highestand bestbidder
for cash, atthe Liberty County Courthouse
in Bristol, Liberty County, Florida at 11 a.m.
on January 16, 2007.

Dated this 14th day of December, 2006.

Robert Hill, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: V. Summers, Deputy Clerk 12.20.1227


NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BID

Liberty County Board of County Commis-
sionerswill receive sealed competitive bids
from any person, company or corpora-
tion interested in providing the following
goods/service:
Scope: installation of an Emergency
Alert System Encode/decoder.

The Bid specifications may be obtained at
the Liberty County Emergency Manage-
ment Office, 11109 NW SR 20, P.O. Box
877, Bristol, FL 32321. (Telephone (850)
643-2339).

Please indicate on the outside of the
envelope that this is a SEALED BID FOR
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM. Bids
should be sent to the Liberty County Clerk
of Court's office at P.O. Box 399, Bristol,
FL 32321.

Bids will be received until 5 p.m. (ET), on
January 4, 2007, Thursday, and will be
opened at the following meeting of the
Liberty County Board of County Commis-
sioners which is held in the Liberty County
Courthouse, Bristol, FL 32321, on January
2, 2007, Thursday at 7 p.m. (ET).

The board reserves the right to reject any
and all bids. 2212.2,


GCEC recently recognized 19 employees and trustees for a
combined total of 123 years of service to the Cooperative.
Pictured, from left, are, GCEC CEO/General Manager Roy
Barnes, Robert Byrd (one-year pin), Debbie Bush, (10-year
pin), Marty Johns (one-year pin), Sid Dykes (30-year pin),
Waylon Graham (one-year pin), Bryan Newton (one-year pin),
Charles Nunery (20-year pin), Doug Goodwin (one-year pin),
Chris Davis (one-year pin), Bill Priester (one-year pin) and
Eudon Baxley (25-year pin). Not pictured: Josh Hersey, Da-
vid Holland, Trey Luck and Lonnie Perry (one-year pins), Gary
Whitfield (five-year pin) and Donna Brock (20-year pin).
GCEC PHOTOS


eratives providing high standards
of service to customers large
and small. GCEC serves ap-
proximately 20,000 consumers
in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson,


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Walton and Washington coun-
ties and in the municipalities
of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White
City, Fountain, Lynn Haven and
Southport.


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Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Supervisor of Marketing and
Member Services Kristin Bennett (left) presents toys donated
by GCEC employees to Children's Home Society Develop-
ment Specialist Kristy Chavers (right).


GCEC organizes Toy Drive to

benefit Children's Home Society

PANAMA CITY Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently
presented toys donated by its employees to the Children's Home So-
ciety of Florida.
The toys donated by GCEC will be distributed to underprivileged
children in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington
counties.
"We are happy to be able to donate to this very worthy cause,"
Gulf Coast Electric Supervisor of Marketing and Member Services
Kristin Bennett said. "These toys will provide Christmas presents to
children who might not have otherwise received any."
The Children's Home Society of Florida is a nationally accred-
ited agency, making a difference in the lives of more than 139,000
Florida children and families each year. CHS services are offered
by 2,300 staff members dedicated to providing child-focused, fam-
ily-centered care.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Ener-
gy national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives
providing high standards of service to customers large and small.
GCEC serves approximately 20,000 consumers in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the munici-
palities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain
and Southport.


from the Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
PANAMA CITY- Gulf
Coast Electric Cooperative re-
cently recognized 19 employees
and trustees for a combined to-
tal of 123 years of service to the
Cooperative.
Employees receiving service
pins were: Robert Byrd, Chris
Davis, Doug Goodwin, Way-
lon Graham, Josh Hersey, Da-
vid Holland, Marty Johns, Trey


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ANNIE C. MACDONALD
FOUNTAIN Annie C. MacDonald, 85, died
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006 in Blountstown. She was
born in Boston, MA where received her bachelor's
in art from Boston University. She had lived in
Fountain since 2001 moving from Miami where she
had worked as a die and tool machinist and office
specialist for Yale-Orgon.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Ann
Baldwin of Miami and Judith Maynard of Fountain;
four grandchildren, Charles and Martin Maynard
and Christopher and Craig Baldwin; one great-
grandchild, Bella Marie Maynard.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

MARIE ROSE RYAN
CLARKSVILLE Marie Rose Ryan, 78, died
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital. She and her family moved to this area in
1987. She enjoyed sewing, reading, shopping, cook-
ing and she also had some favorite TV shows.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert
Edward Ryan in 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Paul Edward Ryan
and his wife, Anna of Lancaster, CA and George
Patrick Ryan of Clarksville; one daughter, Sharon
Ryan of Clarksville; one niece, Bernice Cline of
Grove City, OH; five grandchildren, Kristine Ryan
of Seattle, WA, Susan Jewell, Robert Ryan, John
Paul Ryan and Melissa Ryan, all of Palm Dell, CA;
and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 at
Hall Funeral Home with Rev. Dewayne Tolbert of-
ficiating. Memorialization by cremation followed
-the service.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of
the arrangements.

CHERYL MACHON
BLOUNTSTOWN Cheryl Machon, 60, died
Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 in Bonifay. She was born in
Montclair, NJ and had lived in Blountstown for the
past five years. She was a homemaker and was of
the Holiness faith.
Survivors include her step-father, John Forder
of Camarilla, CA; one daughter, JoAn McEvery
Perariu; and one half-sister, Joan Bentler of Los
Angeles, CA.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006 at
Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael
Morris officiating.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.


Tips for enrolling in a
Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in a Medi-
care prescription drug plan should examine their cover-
age to ensure it continues to meet their needs. Seniors
who are satisfied with their current plan do not have
to take any action during the open-enrollment period
(Nov. 15-Dec. 31, 2006), but those who wish to make a
change will find new options with lower costs and more
comprehensive coverage available for 2007.
Know your three C's. Consider the following when
making a decision:
SCOVERAGE Does the plan cover your medi-
cines? Does the plan have a coverage gap? Do you need
more comprehensive coverage in 2007?
*COST What is a plan's monthly premium? Does
the plan have a deductible? How does the plan handle
co-payments?
S *CONVENIENCE Is your local pharmacy in the
plan's network? Does the, plan have a mail-order op-
tion?
For help answering these questions and finding the
right plan, seniors can turn to Medicare's prescription
drug plan finder, available at www.medicare.gov, or
they can call 1-800-MEDICARE. Free personalized
health insurance counseling also is available through
local State 'Health Insurance Assistance Programs
(SHIP). (They are listed in the Medicare & You 2007
handbook, which is sent to everyone with Medicare.)
*ESTIMATE Y-OUR ANNUAL DRUG COSTS -


ALICE MABELENE "MABEL" SCHULER
ALTHA -Alice Mabelene "Mabel" Schuler, 77,
died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006 at her home. She was a
lifelong resident of Altha. She enjoyed working in her
yards, flowers and working in her goldfish pond.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walt
Schuler.
Survivors include one son, Robert Mears and wife,
Jennifer of Altha; one stepson, Danny Schuler and
wife, Elaine of Knoxville, TN; two step daughters,
Trena Senwick and husband, Bryan of Haleyville,
AL, and Sharon Ham and husband, Jim of House
Spring, MO; one brother, A.L. O'Bryan and wife,
Alice of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Thelma Barfield
and Lillian Lacompte, as well as nine grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha is in charge of the
arrangements.

REV. JOHN GLENN HALL
GRAND RIDGE Rev. John Glenn Hall, 72,
died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006 at his home. He was
born on June 1, 1934 in Wauchula and had lived in
Grand Ridge since 1973, coming from Sopchoppy.
He retired after 27 years of teaching school, with
22 of those years at Grand Ridge High School. He
was the pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in
Grand Ridge for 34 years. He was a member of the
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Roscoe
Hall Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Booth Hall of
Grand Ridge; one son, Anthony Hall and wife,
Angela of Blountstown; one daughter, Sharon
Hall Pierce and husband, Herbie of Petal, MS;
two brothers, Proctor M. Hall and wife, Lveia of
Metairie, LA, and J. Wilbur Hall and wife, Betty of
Luicedale, MS; one sister, Martha Ann Crowell and
husband, Grady of Quitman, MS; a sister-in-law,
Frances Hall of Jackson, SC; six grandchildren,
Brooke, Olivia, Trey, Sarah, Hannah and Alexandra
Grace.
Services are scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 27,
2006 at 11 a.m. (CT) at Pleasant Hill Baptist in
Grand Ridge with Dr. Tom Kinchen and Rev. Dallas
Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia
Cemetery in Blountstown.
The family will accept flowers but anyone wish-
ing may make contributions to Alice M. Hall Me-
morial Scholarship Fund in care of Florida Baptist
Foundation, 1320 Hendrix Ave., Jacksonville, FL
32207 or to Covenant Hospice, 4440 Lafayette St.,
Marianna, FL 32446.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.


Medicare Part D plan
The majority of seniors will not spend enough on their
medications to reach the coverage gap. If a beneficia-
ry's total drug spending in 2007 is less than $2,400,
there likely is no need to select a plan with gap cov-
erage. However, beneficiaries with higher drug costs
may want to consider one of over a dozen plans avail-
able in each state in 2007 that will cover the gap. The
Medicare Web site (www.medicare.gov) now includes
a monthly cost estimator to help seniors calculate and
compare monthly prescription drug costs for allplans.
*ENROLL EARLY Open enrollment for cover-
age in 2007 continues through Dec. 31, but the Medi-
care agency is urging seniors to sign up by Dec. 8 to
ensure that they get the'prescriptions they need starting
Jan. 1.
*DON'T CANCEL YOUR EXISTING PLAN
Seniors intending to switch to a new Part D plan
should not cancel their existing plan. Enrollment in a
new plan will automatically terminate a beneficiary's
current coverage.
*APPLY FOR EXTRA HELP Additional as-
sistance is available to low-income seniors who have
trouble affording their out-of-pocket- costs. Accord-
ing to federal health officials, over 3 million Medicare
beneficiaries nationwide were eligible for the low-in-
come subsidy this year but didn't apply. For informa-
tion, visit your local Social Security office or call 1-
:800772-1213.


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SARAH SUE LOVE
HOSFORD Sarah Sue Love, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006. She
was a lifelong resident of Liberty County. She was a member of Te-
logia Baptist Church and had a great love for her family and friends.
She retired from Florida Department of Revenue.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Love and five
brothers.
Survivors include one sister, Shirley Brown; two nephews, Penny
Kent and Laryus Brown; one niece, Linda Gail Everette; two great
nieces, Shirley Everett and Monica Wells and a host of other nieces
and nephews.
Services are scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006 at 11 a.m. at
Telogia Baptist Church in Telogia. Interment will follow in Hosford
Cemetery in Hosford.
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrange-
ments.


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Rosemary is typically con-
sidered a culinary herb., But
there are so many uses for rose-
mary that no garden should be
without this attractive and ver-
satile plant.
The genus name Rosmari-
9 nus means "dew of the sea", a
reference to the plant's prefer-
ence for seaside conditions.
This plant does indeed have
good salt tolerance. The species
name officinalis indicates
that the plant has been used for
medicinal purposes. Rosemary
was a vital part of many ancient
herb gardens and is still one of
the most widely planted herbs.
Rosemary is a member of the
mint family and may be grown
outside from zones 8 to 11.
In its native range around the
Mediterranean Sea, rosemary
flourishes in coastal regions so
arid that a significant part of the
plant's moisture comes from
the dew-absorbed through the
foliage. Rosemary has flour-
ished in Southern gardens ever
since the arrival of European
colonists on these shores.
Rosemary is steeped in holi-
day traditions, symbolism, and
legends. Associated with re-
membrance, friendship, and fi-
delity, many stories have been
told about this fragrant herb.
Two rosemary legends relate
directly to the Christmas story.
Rosemary flowers were origi-
nally white. One day during her
travels, Mary draped her blue
cloak over a rosemary bush. The
rosemary flowers turned blue
and the whole plant took on the
lovely color and fragrance of
Mary's cloak.
In a similar legend, Mary
dries the baby Jesus's clothes
on a fragrant bush after laun-
dering. The plant's name, rose-
mary, and its blue flowers are
in remembrance of its humble
service to the Holy family.
Because rosemary lends itself
to pruning into topiary shapes,
it is frequently seen as a potted
plant pruned into a traditional
cone-shaped Christmas tree.
To maintain the shape, trim off
branches that grow outside of
the desired shape. Use the cut-
tings for cooking, strewing on


by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County

walkways to release the aroma,
or even adding to the grill or
fireplace to release their smell.
After the holidays, consider
planting your rosemary in the
landscape. Rosemary needs
at least six hours of full sun,
well-drained soil and good air
circulation. It is relatively easy
to grow as long as it is watered
sparingly to prevent root rot.
Fertilize by mulching with a
light layer of compost or using
fish emulsion or other organic
fertilizer.
If you keep your rosemary in
a pot, the-challenge with caring
for this plant is to keep it on the
dry side, but not so dry that it
dies of drought. Repotting may
be needed as they can get root-
bound. If placed outside in a
pot it can survive most of our
normal temperatures.
Rosemary is propagated best
from cuttings. Pencil-size cut-
tings should be taken in fall or
early winter. Remove the leaves
from the bottom half of the
stems, and then stick the cut-
tings in moist garden soil, where
they will root by summer. In
moist climates, where rosemar-
ies often prove short-lived, it is
a good idea to root new plants
periodically to maintain a sup-
ply of replacements.
Theresa Friday is the Resi-
dential Horticulture Extension
Agent for Santa Rosa County.
The use of trade names, if used
in this article, is solely for the
purpose ofproviding specific in-
formation. It is not a guarantee,
warranty, or endorsement of the
product name(s) and does not
signify that they are approved
to the exclusion of others.


MWT MOPi N


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HOME TOWN BOYS WITH .iS 850-674-3307
HOME TOWN SERVICE PonLtiac. Olds GiC nc. 80-U /1-
HWY20WEST-BLOUNTSTOWN, FL (U alU M 800-419-1801


BROWN'S TAX

&ACCOUNTING
Renee Brown, Accountant

Accounting Payroll Income Tax
NOW OFFERING MORTGAGES
No Credit and Bad Credit, okay
100% Financing available

Call 674-4100 or 643-6488
20759 Central Ave. E Blountstown


Rosemary is for

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I, 7. To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon
S- Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.


200 amp power pole, comes with
box, wiring and main breaker, $200.
Call 643-2737. 12-27,1-3

Free large aquarium on stand.
Call 762-3370. 12-27,1-3

Ruby and diamond wedding set,
$1,000 or best offer. Call 674-2873
or 447-0407. 12-27,1-3

One million Iraqi dinar, great
investment, serious inquiries only.
Call 850-447-0559 evenings.
12-27, 1-3

SL 12 Homelight chainsaw, 20"
bar, $125. Call 762-8343.12-20,12-27

Dickens Coca-Cola village, new,
still in box, paid $100, asking $50;
Mickey Mouse collectible, musical,
$150; ladies clothes, five pieces,
$2. Call 674-3264. 12-20, 12-27

Sports cards, assorted, worth
$225, asking $160. Call 674-
5237. 12-20, 12-27

8" x 8" concrete block, 50 cent
each; red brick for flower bed edg-
ing, 50 cent each. Call 639-4237-
12-20, 12-27

Graco 5000 airless paint sprayer,
5 hp Honda engine, lines and guns,
paid $4,000 new, asking $900. Call
762-9305. 12-20,12-27


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Bear compound bow, $75. Call
899-0269. 12-27, 1-3

Climbing treestand, 01' Man
Grand, multi-vision, never used, still
in box, paid $280, asking $200. Call-
643-1164. 12-20,12-27

Pearson compound bow, camou-
flage, bought this season, comes
with sling, four carbon arrows,
additional sights and arrow rests,
$225. Call 643-8998.


12-20, 12-27

9 x 18 Makarov automatic pistol,
similar 8mm, new, never been fired,
$200; Ruger Super Black Hawk 44
magnum, 200 year American Lib-
erty collector pistol, large grip, fired
about 50 times, perfect condition,
protective case, also older holster
ammo belt. $300. Call 762-9305.
12-20, 12-27


12 gallon electric water heater,
new element, excellent condition,
best offer. Call 639-4237. 12-20,12-27


Acoustic electric guitar and amp,
Takamine model EG-334-BC, beau-
tiful, six string, gloss black, just like
new, hard case; Peavey 112 amp,
100 watt, two channel, acoustic
amp, also like new, $850 for the set.
Call 643-2621. 12-27,1-3

Whitney piano. For more informa-
tion call 674-4029. 12-20, 12-27


Acoustic guitar with soft case,
like new, only six months old, $115.
Call 643-1164. 12-20,12-27


Piano, $400 or best offer. Call 674-
5678. 12-20,12-27




Computer monitor, comes with
keyboard and mouse, $60. Call
643-9743. 12-27,1-3

XBox with four games, comes
with one controller and memory
card, $100 or best offer Call 643-
4267. 12-27, 1-3

XBox with two controllers, $100.
Call 674-1997. 12-27, 1-3

Polaroid 32" LCD HDTV, built-in
HDtuner, widescreen, picture qual-
ity controls, picture-in-picture, A/V
versatility, purchased May 2006,
under full coverage warranty until
May2007, owner's manual, remote,
receipt of purchase, can be see
online at www.circuitcity.com, paid.
$1,000, asking $600. Call 643-
4362. 12-27,1-3

Large satellite dish, free to who-
ever wants it, will have to pick up.
Call 674-5738. 12-27,1-3

36" color TV, excellent condition,
$450 or best offer; 19" color TV,
excellent condition, $40. Call 674-
1359. 12-27,1-3

Sony 19" color TV, $25.Call 643-
9743. 12-20,12-27


TII, U 10" nI nE I naakIs~I tv


S lnce ll 1 n z -uII o J an o, t
amps and crossover, will sell t
gether or separate. Call Charles
379-8973 for more information.
12-20,12




30"Whirlpool electric stove, go
shape, $125. Call 643-3373.
12-20, 12


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CAPITAL CORPORATION'

Jimmy Wright, Local Representative

15922 NW SR 20 Bristol
Call (850) 926-6166 office or (850) 556-2963 cell
Office: 3295 Crawfordville Hwy., Suite B-1 Crawfordville
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Two antique dressers, wardrobes
with original mirrors and cedar
chest. Call 379-3369 for more in-
formation. 12-27,1-3

Mattress, box springs and frame,
$30; oak table, four chairs and china
cabinet, $200; sofa and loveseat,
$40. Call 674-3698. 12-27,1-3

Berkline lift chair, blue, like brand
new, vibrating massage, bought at
Sam's Club, two weeks old, paid
over $500, asking $350. Call 762-
8831, ask for Marie. 12-27,1-3

Three piece dresser set, excellent
condition, $150; iron canopy bed,
complete, excellent condition, $200;
brown swivel chair, $15, excellent
condition. Call 674-1359. 12-27,1-3

Three piece Jiving room set, large
floral sofa, loveseat and oversized
recliner, excellent condition, $150
for all; full-sized bed with box spring
and new Sealy mattress, matching
bedside nightstand, dresser, mirror
and lamp, $200 for all. Call 643-
8219. 12-20, 12-27

Small cabinets, best offer. Call
674-3264 for more information.
12-20, 12-27

Sofa and loveseat, multi earth
tones, good condition, $125 or best
offer. Call 643-2199. 12-20, 12-27


re


1997 Ford Crown Victoria, loaded,
low miles, very clean, coldA/c, good
heat, $3,000. Call 762-3045 or 209-
5270. 12-27,1-3

1992 Buick Sport Regal, 91,000
miles, $2,700 firm. Call 379-8684.
12-27, 1-3


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Week of Dec. 31 to Jan. 6
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Feeling fizzled out, Aries? It
could be because you pushed
yourself too hard partying in the
last few weeks. Take the early
part of this year to sit back and
relax.
TAURUS -Apr 21/May 21
Something that seems insur-
mountable is actually much eas-
ier to scale than you think, Tau-
rus. Think positively and you'll
reach great heights.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Think before you speak when
you're called to intervene in a
situation, Gemini. Though you
can offer words of wisdom, let
the other parties do the compro-
mising.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
There is success coming your
way, you just need to keep your
eyes peeled in anticipation, Can-
cer. However, there are two sides
to every coin, and this good news
also brings some bad.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Youspmetines have tplose be-,


1997 Chevy S-10, extended cab,
sport package, V6 Vortec, auto-
matic, toolbox, bedliner, Reese
hidden trailer hitch, excellent condi-
tion, $4,000 firm. Call 674-8517.
12-27, 1-3

1990 Toyota pickup, $950 or best
offer. Call 643-2255 after 6 p.m.
12-27, 1-3

1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited,
loaded, 150, 000 miles, $9,500 or
best offer. Call 643-6153 or 643-
5582. 12-20, 12-27

1997 Nissan Sentra XE, green,
160,000 miles, runs great, four
door, good A/C and heat, new tires,
AM/FM/CD player, tinted windows,
$2,500. Call 237-6554 days or 762-
3724 evening. 12-20,12-27

1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 83,000
miles, sun roof, $4,000. Call 674-
5391. 12-20,12-27

1997 Chevy Astro van, runs good,
$450. Call 674-5678. 12-20, 12-27

1993 Chrysler Imperial, four door.
Call 674-8269 for more informa-
tion. 12-20,12-27
1987Toyota pickup, 4WD, $2,000
or best offer. Call 762-8326.
12-20, 12-27
1990 Toyota Corolla, runs good,
37 mpg, good tires, $1,200. Call
674-8437. 12-20,12-27

1989 Chevy Corsica, automatic,
139,000 original miles, CD player,
$500 or best offer;. 1991 Saturn
car, four cylinder, automatic, $900
or best offer. Call 643-2909, leave
message. 12-20,12-27

1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, green,
A/C, automatic, recent motor put
in, $3,500 or best offer. Call 643-
3655. 12-20, 12-27

1997 Dodge truck, extra cab, new
paint job, new tires, good condition,
power steering, power brakes,
cruise control, tilt steering, A/C,
automatic, tool box, mechanically
sound. Asking $6,000. Call 899-
0269. 12-27T.1-17


fore you can win, Leo, and this will be-
come apparent in the next few days. Stay
the course and you will come out OK.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
If you have all the answers, Virgo, why
aren't people constantly asking your ad-
vice? Realize that you can learn a thing
or two from someone else, especially this
week.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
If you're in the mood for romance, Libra,
then you'll be justly rewarded. Now is
the time to spend quality time with that
special person in your life because soon
you'll be busier than ever.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Quiet comtemplation is the key this week,
Scorpio. Mull over all of your problems
and you'll soon find that you have the so-
lutions right at your fingertips.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21.
Silence can be deafening, especially
when you're awaiting an outcome to a
sticky situation, Sagittarius. All you can
do is be patient and trust that things will
work out.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan.20
A financial folly leaves you coming up
short, Capricorn. It's time to buckle down
.'and stretch those dollars as far as they can


M & W Self
Storage Rentals
7 days a week service
5' x 10'......... 20 .
10' xl0'...........35
10' x 20' ......... 70
10' x 25' ......... 90
NO DEPOSIT
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597


Stump grinding

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


FOR RENT
In Bristol
Mobile home lots
3 bedroom mobile home
3 bedroom/1 1/2 bath home
In Blountstown
1,000 sq. ft. commercial building
*One-room efficiency with utilities
included 2BR/1 1/2BA house
across from the Piggly Wiggly
Phone 643-7740

William's Home
Improvements
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete work, landscape
pressure cleaning,
renovations, seamless
gutter, painting vinyl.T
& screen enclosure
FOR FREE ESTIMATES
Call 674-8092 JF"






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




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


go. Otherwise, you could end up in a
pickle by mid year.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Why wrestle with a concern alone
when you have loved ones you can
trust to assist you, Aquarius? Put some
of your worries in another person's
hands.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar20
You will find hidden meanings in the
most mundane things, Pisces. The
trouble will be figuring out what the
big message is.


FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS
DECEMBER 31
Donna Summer, Singer (58)
JANUARY 1
Alexis Arquette, Actress (38)
JANUARY 2
Taye Diggs, Actor (35)
JANUARY 3
Mel Gibson, Actor (51)
JANUARY 4
Michael Stipe, Singer (47)
JANUARY 5
Diane Keaton, Actress (61)
JANUARY 6


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UNDER CONSTRUCTION
3BR/2BA house, 1,210 sq.
ft., vinyl siding, laminate
and carpet flooring on 1/2
acre lot on Black Bottom
Rd., approximately 6 miles
south of Altha. $130,000
Call (850) 899-0269
or 674-7138.


AUCTION
Wishing everybody a
Happy New Year.
The auction is closed
for January, but will
reopen the first
Saturday in February.
Col. James W. Copeland
18098 NW County Rd. 12
Phone: 643-7740
AB1226 AU0001722_______


FOR LEASE
Two bedroom, two bath
townhouse on Gaffney
Loop off of Mission Roa
in Tallahassee. Just min
utes from FSU and TCC
$750/month, No pets

SCall 643-5337


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WANTED: "


t0o buy


Real Estate

10 to 1,00acrs,

reasonably priced.

Immediate closing.

Call

(850) 544-5441

or 850-899-7700 j


Queen Pillow-Top
Mattress Set. New in
plastic with warranty, can
deliver. $129.850-222-9879

NEW KING PILLOW TOP
CHIRO REST MATTRESS
SET, still sealed w/
warranty. $225.850-425-
8374

SOLID WOOD Cherry
sleigh bed BRAND NEW
in box, $275. (850) 545-
7112

Micro-Fiber sofa and-
loveseat. $450. Earth tone,
hardwood frame, lifetime
warranty, new in-crate, -
delivery available.'850-222-
2113


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.


AUTOMOTIVE ACCESSORIES
Car stereo speakers, two Visionic,
12" Visionic pre-fabricated box,
excellent condition, one year old,
$100. Call 643-8998. 12-20,12-27

Tires and rims, 16 x 10 for Ford
F-150, four BF Goodrich All-Terrain
tires, used four MD Motoring rims,
$650. Call Clint at 524-9101.
12-20, 12-27

2006 Easy Haul enclosed trailer, 7
x 14, side door, tandem axle, brand
new, less than 10 miles on tires,
$3,500 firm. Call 643-2909, leave
message. 12-20,12-27




1 -
1980Yamaha DT 175, needs carbu-
retor rebuilt, many new parts, $500.
Call 643-8219. 12-27,1-3

Moped, brand new, $1,800. Call
-674-3264. 12-27,1-3

2003 Honda XR80R dirtbike,
excellent condition, rode less than
S10 hours, $1,000. Call 762-2470.
12-20, 12-27

2002 Kawasaki Ninja, 7,000 miles,
new tires, yellow, purple and sil-
-' ver; comes with matching helmet,
$1,700. Call 674-1740. 12-20, 12-27


1988 Honda Shadow 1100, black,
leather saddlebags, windshield,
cruise control, excellent condition,
clear title, $3,000. Call 379-8920 or
210-6138. 12-20, 12-27

2001 Harley Davidson Fatboy, lots
of extras, custom paint job, excellent
condition, very clean.Call 643-8462
for more information. 12-20,12-27



1973 Fleetwood travel camper,
14', double bed, propane range top,
icebox, needs paint and minorwork,
restored about 10 years ago, good
fixer upper for hunting or fish camp,
$400. Call 643-8219. 12-27,1-3

1995 King of the Road 5th wheel,
refrigerator/freezer, stove, full-size
bed in separate bedroom, fully fur-
nished, lots of kitchen cupboards
and closet space, slide-out din-
ing/living room, more extras, kept
under carport, clean, $16,500. Call
674-7081. 12-20, 12-27



1996 Bayliner Capri, 18'8", in-
board/outboard 3.0 four cylinder
engine, recent tune up and service,
$5,500. Call 643-2894. 12-27,1-3


SATURDAY NOON is the latest we
can ACCEPT classified for the
following week's Journal. Please be sure
to call 643-3333, fax 643-3334
or e-mail your information to
thejournal@gtcom.net by then.


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15 1/2' Glasstream, with 40 hp
Mariner motor, trailer, trolling mo-
tor, $1,400 or best offer. Call 643-
3377. 12-27, 1-3

12' aluminum boat, comes with
galvanized trailer, new tires, bear-
ings and seals, 2001 25 hp Mercury
motor, like new, asking $2,000. Call
762-3045 or 209-5270. 12-27,1-3

14'fiberglass boat, comes with 20
hr Mri ,ri mrtor nnd trailer t$5n00


I IL vilercur y 1moIoI.U aI n L(4
or best offer. Call 762-281



1949 Farmall cub tracto
with lots of equipment (bo
planter barwith feet, cultivar
etc), rod is knocking, $75(
for large riding mower or b
Call 643-8219.

Antique cycle mower, for
Cub tractor, $150. Call 64

Bolens tractor, two cylind
comes with mower, box bla
set of disks, turning plow
Call 379-8699 or 379-320




Found: Beautiful female
white with brown, blue collar
her home terribly, found
Shelton's Corner area.
9305.

Found: Small brown yoi
male dog on CR 333, ver
likes attention. Call 643
identify and claim.
A .


Hamster with cage, comes with
hamster balls, $25. Call 643-
9743. 12-27,1-3

Wolf/husky mix, shots andwormed,
nine weeks old, one female, five
males, blackish gray and white,
registered father on premises, $50;
registered father, $200. Call 545-
5873 or 643-3628. 12-27,1-3

Durock pigs, six weeks old, $35.
Call 762-4710. 12-27,1-3


Chihuahua puppy, female, tan with
curly tail, six weeks old, very cute,
$75; apricot Poodle, female, six
weeks old, $200. Call 643-2168.
12-27. 1-3

Iguana with cage, comes with ev-
erything needed, $45 or best offer.
Call 674-2873 or 447-0407.12-27,1-3
Deer dog. For more information,
please call 447-3200. 12-27,1-3


Male Rat terrier puppy, eight
weeks old, last of litter, pick of litter,
12-20,12-27 bob tailed with beautiful markings,
mother and father are medium
sized, pure bred dogs, excellent
squirrel dogs, $150. Call 643-
r, comes 8219. 12- 0,12-27
ox blade,
ator, disc, Yorkshire bar hog, average weight
0 or trade 200 to 220 Ibs.; two sows with pigs.
jest offer. Call 674-8517. 12-27,1-3
12-27,1-3
Labrador puppies, eight weeks
aFarmall old, pure bred, first shots, free to
13-8219. responsible, mature homeowner.
12-20, 12-27' Call 674-2909. 12-20,12-27

erdiesel, Chainlinkdog fence, 4'x5'x7', $50.
ide, small Call 379-8973. 12-20,12-27
v, $2,200.
03. Two Bassett hound puppies, $75
12-20, 12-27 each. Money to benefit Calhoun
County Animal Shelter. We also
Have an assortment of mixed breed
dogs and puppies and cats and
kittens at the animal shelter. Call
le Boxer, 674-3532. 12-20, 12-27
ar misses Four black Labrador puppies,
d in the e months old, look pure bred,
Call 762- free to good home. Please help,
12-20,12-27 these dogs were dropped off in front
of my home. Call 643-9332.
ung adult 12-20,12-27
y friendly,
-2166 to Four year old mare, comes with
12-20,12-27 two horse trailer and 16" Western
saddle, will sacrifice at $700. Call
762-2811,. 12-20. 12-27


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Wanted: Portable dishwasher,
Maytag or GE preferred. Call 674-
1997. 12-27,1-3






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' This one-story Southern home has an open floor plan fea- 1
luirng a ten-foot ceiling in the great room, split bedrooms, m
Sand a snack bar in the kitchen. There's ahrattached two- .
,. car garage, plus porches in both the.front-.and rear, For
-k-finore details, log onto www.house-of-the-week.com, or cll' 866-685-7526.
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BRISTOL- Approx. 1,700 sq.ft.,
3 bedrooms & 2 bath, full brick,
recently painted, new hardwood
floors and carpet, vaulted ceil-
ings with one acre located on

Hoecake Rd.

Asking $195,000
This information is believed to be correct but is not guaranteed.
FOR APPOINTMENT CALL
43-8900
: Michael Richter
,._-- Real Estate Agent: ,


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Wanted: To buy old coins and paper
money. Call 643-4631. 12-27,1-3

Wanted: Anyone that can donate
a stove that is in good condition to
a senior citizen in need. Call 674-
4163. 12-20,12-27
Wanted: Guns! Paying cash! Old
or modern. One gun or collection.
Rifles, shotguns, handguns, old
double barrels and military guns.
Call 674-4860. 12-20, 12-27
Wanted: Blountstown High School
senior seeking employment. Lawn-
care, child care or pet care. Call
899-0433. 12-20,12-27

Wanted: Junk cars and trucks, any
condition, we pay cash. Call 762-
8459 or 272-6836 cell. 11-8T. 1-10

Wanted: Will buy junk cars and
will move, any condition. Call 762-
8589. 7-5T. 12-27
Please be sure to get your classified
ad in no laterthan noon Saturday to
be included in the next week's issue
of The Journal. Thanks!


Gold's Gym weight bench, comes
with bar bells and weights, $150;
Weslo treadmill, $150. Call 674-
3153. 12-27,1-3

DP weight machine, $35. Call
674-3698. 12-27, 1-3




1.15 acres in Bristol, mobile home'
with 12' x 25' addition and double
carport, three bedroom, two bath,
16'x20'shop with 22'x28'pole barn,
nice neighborhood, asking $60,000.
Call 643-5421. 12-27,1-3

Horton mobile home, 16' x 80',
three bedroom, two bath on one
acre of land in Telogia; Fleetwood
mobile home, 16' x 80', two bed-
room, two bath on one acre of land
in Bristol on Hwy. 20, mile and a half


from the school. Call 379-3965.
12-27, 1-3

15 acres on Hwy. 71 frontage,
10 in pines, five wooded, 2.5 miles
north of Altha, good homesite or
development potential, $125,000
cash or$25,000 cash ownerfinance
$100,000 at 5.75% for 30 years with
approved credit. Call 762-3276. -
12-20, 1-10
4.73 acres in Suncrest Estates,
off Hwy. 71 South in Marianna,
300 ft. paved highway frontage with
culvert, cleared, quiet country living,
some restrictions but mobile homes
are okay, $60,000. Call 526-3108.
12-20, 12-27

5.5 acres hunter's dream, seclud-
ed, within Apalachicola National
Forest, Vilas Community; 14' x 65'
Fleetwood mobile home, two bed-
room, central heat and air, 12' x 24'
den addition, two dog pens, young
Satsuma trees, grape vines, plum
trees, four acres, 15 year old pines,
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Slow-cooker tips


for delicious meals


Slow cooker, Crock Pot
whatever you call it the premise is
the same. These kitchen gems make
easy work of creating hearty meals.
The bonus is that you don't even
have to be around during the cooking
process.
Slow cookers cook food on a
constant low temperature for a
series of hours. Some models can be
programmed to start and stop cooking
at specific times. This means you can
set food to cook before leaving for
work, and have the meal ready upon
your return nice and hot.
Due to the long cooking times of
the slow cookers, they are particularly
good at tenderizing tougher cuts of
meat, but will turn softer foods to
mush. That is why some ingredients
should be added toward the end of
the cook time. Here are some other
tips when using slow-cookers.
There is about a 100 degree
temperature difference between the
low and high. setting on most slow
cookers, with most high settings
making out at 300 F. Foods such
as pot roasts and stews should be
cooked on low to prevent them from
boiling and toughening the meat. .
Slow cookers simmer at low
temperatures, so don't remove
the cover frequently to check for
doneness. Each time you do so can
allow heat equal to 30 additional
cooking minutes to escape.
Slow cookers are not a good idea
for fish, which will just flake up into


a mess in the cooker. If you want to
add fish, do so at the very end.
Trim all visible fat from poultry
and meat. Fat retains heat and could
raise the temperature inside of the
cooker, resulting in over-cooked
food.
Place root vegetables, such as
turnips, potatoes. and carrots on the
bottom and sides of the slow cooker,
with meat on top. This will ensure a
more even cooking of all foods.
When adapting regular recipes
to a slow-cooker recipe, remember
that you'll need a lot less liquid
because slow cookers generate steam
and liquid does not evaporate much.
Similarly, season more heavily than
normal with whole herbs, not ground,
so flavor does not get washed out.
Spray the inside of the slow
cooker crock (not the metal housing
unit) with cooking spray to create a
non-stick surface for easy cleaning.
Or, use one of the slow- cooker
disposable liners on the market.
Cook pasta until just slightly
tender before adding to the slow
cooker. Add 1/4 extra liquid per 1/4
cup uncooked rice, and use long
grain converted rice for the best
results. For long-cooking recipes,
add cooked rice shortly before
serving.
Dairy products such as milk,
cheese and cream can break down
over long periods of cooking. So
also add them toward the end of
cook time.


Family-friendly slow cooker recipes


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It's cold outside and that
means hot and hearty foods are
the centerpieces of many people's
dinner menus. As such, stews,
soups, chili and roasts are ideal
options to consider. What's more,
cooking these simple recipes in a
slow cooker can make easy work of
a delicious and filling meal.
For those who need some slow
cooker inspiration, attempt these
tried and -true recipes for some
classic family dishes. Experiment
with your own flavors to put a unique
spin on these crowd pleasers.

PLEASING POT ROAST

1 two-pound beef chuck pot
roast
1 tablespoon cooking oil
Salt and pepper
1 package onion soup mix
1 large onion, cut into thin
wedges
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
4 to 5 ounces beef stock
1 large carrot, cut into thick
slices

Trim fat from meat. In a Dutch
oven or deep frying pan, brown
meat on all sides in hot oil. Sprinkle
meat with salt, pepper and onion
soup mix.
Place onions and browned meat
ini a slow cooker. Sprinkle with all
spice and add beef stock. Cover
and cook on low setting for 8 to 10
hours, or until meat is tender (4 to 5
hours on high setting). Add carrots
during last hour of cooking.
Serve with favorite rice or
potatoes.

EASY CHICKEN AND
DUMPLINGS

4 boneless skinless chicken
breasts, cut in small chunks
2 cans condensed cream of


chicken soup
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
2 cups chicken stock
2 10 oz packages refrigerated
biscuits
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all of the ingredients
except for the biscuits in the
slow cooker. Cover and cook
on low setting for 5 to 6 hours.
Approximately 30 minutes
before serving the meal, tear the
refrigerated biscuits into small
pieces and add to the slow cooker
mixture, stirring gently. Re-cover
and let cook remaining minutes
until biscuits are fluffy and
thoroughly cooked.

ONE-POT
APPLE COBBLER

4 medium tart apples, like
Granny Smith
1/2 cup honey
Juice of one lemon; reserve rind
and grate
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 stick sweet butter, softened
3/4 cup whole oats cereal (like
Grape Nuts, Honey Bunches of
Oats, Kashi or granola)
1/2 cup raisins, craisins or other
favorite dried fruit
Non-stick cooking spray

Grease the inside of the slow
cooker with the cooking spray.
Core, peel and cut up the
apples. Place in the cooker with
the honey, lemon juice, rind, fruit
and cinnamon. Combine the cereal
and butter and add to the rest of the
ingredients. Cover and cook for 5
to 6 hours on low (.2 to 3 hours on
high)'.
Serve with ice cream, whipped
cream or caramel sauce, if desired.


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Q: My doctor told me that I
should stay away from caffeine.
Does that mean I need to give up
chocolate?
A: Usually when people need
to cut down on caffeine for heart
health or to sleep better, they


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need only cut down on major
sources of caffeine. A six-ounce
cup of regular coffee typically
has about 100 milligrams (mg)
of caffeine, although it can range
from 60 to 180 mg. A six-ounce
cup of brewed tea contains the


equivalent of 40 to 60 mg of caf-
feine. A 12-ounce can of most
caffeinated soft drinks gives you
30 to 90 mg. Soft drinks designed
to provide large bolts of caffeine
can contain up to 160 mg. Check
nonprescription cold remedies,
pain relievers and weight-control
aids, since they may contain 30
to 200 mg of caffeine. Compared
to. these beverages, the 2 to 6
mg of caffeine from one cup of
decaffeinated coffee or tea, a
cup of cocoa, or a 1-ounce bar
of chocolate is often too little to
worry about. You might be a little
.more careful of dark chocolate
since one ounce contains about
20 mg of caffeine. For some cases


of acid reflux disease, medication
interactions, or other problems,
even a little caffeine causes prob-
lems. Check with your physician
to clarify whether minor sources
of caffeine are safe to consume in
limited amounts, or if you should
avoid caffeine completely.
Q: Does someone's blood type
indicate the kind of diet that's
best for him or her?
A: No. You may have heard
of a diet based on the idea that
blood type indicates whether your
genetic ancestors were hunters,
farmers or nomads, which in
turn tells you whether or not you
should eat specific foods, such as
meat, dairy foods and wheat. Sup-
posedly, eating appropriately for
your "type" helps controlweight
and prevents cancer and other
health problems. Reports provid-
ing details of vague references to
research have still not appeared in


scientific journals for review by
scientists. Any weight loss that
results from such a diet is prob-
ably due to low-calorie menus
and to the fact that many foods
are restricted. However, most ex-
perts recommend that long-term
weight control is best achieved by
unrestricted access to a variety of
foods, with emphasis on portion
control, nutritional balance and
regular exercise. Studies now
suggest that people may differ
in how much their risk of cancer
is affected by various aspects of
healthy foods, but this relates to
differences in genes-not blood
type. Since cancer-protective
eating also lowers risk of many
different health problems, for
now the best diet for all of us is
one that emphasizes fruits, veg-
etables, whole grains and beans,.
with portion control for a healthy
weight.


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Time has come to clean-up Wakulla Springs


from the Florida Wildlife Federation
TALLAHASSEE Wakulla
Springs, considered by many to
be one of the natural wonders of
the world, may finally be on the
way to a cleaner future. The City
of Tallahassee has agreed to be-
gin construction of advanced
wastewater treatment facilities
designed to begin removing
harmful levels of nitrogen and
phosphorus that have, for many
years, leached into the springs
from city sprayfields. to the
north. The agreement, signed in
Tallahassee, calls for construc-
tion of the advanced treatment
facilities by 2012 and ends use
of the sprayfield as a farm and
cattle grazing operation.
As a party to the lawsuit
that resulted in the agreement,
Manley Fuller, President of
the Florida Wildlife Federa-
tion stood with Governor-elect.
Crist, Mayor John Marks and
Wakulla County representa-
tives to hail the achievement.
"This is an important milestone,
not only for those who cherish
Wakulla Springs, but for all who
want to see clean water and the
wondrous network of springs
protected throughout the state"
said Fuller. "Our victory here
today is for all who, swim, fish
and play in this natural treasure
we call Wakulla Springs. Let it
serve as an example of what we
can do to protect all of Florida's
unique and beautiful natural
places."
The move to Advanced Waste-
water Treatment (AWT) comes
after Attorney General (and not\
Governor-elect) Charlie Crist
joined the Florida Wildlife Fed-
eration and Wakulla County in
bringing suit against the city to
prevent issuance of a new five
year permit to operate its current
facilities. A state administrative
law judge ordered the parties to
mediate the dispute last August
which has resulted in the agree-
ment entered into this -\eek:. For
Crist, it further cements his ties
to progressive environmental
policy since first being elected
Attorney General. For the envi-
ronmental community, it signals
a hope that his commitment to
conservation will continue into
his first term as governor.
Tallahassee ,City Commis-
sioners agreed to undertake
the following steps, over the



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next six years, to reduce pollut-
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