Univ of Florida History Library
PO Box 117007
Volume 28, Number 7 Wednesday, Feb.
Monazia Smith tries to stand perfectly still as
Teen Miss Florida Palm Tammy Johnson puts
her crown in place after she was named Black
History Ambassador in Saturday's pageant in
Blountstown. For the list of winners, please see
page 12. KRISTEN BATEMAN PHOTO
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Bank manager killed
in motorcycle wreck
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A motorcycle accident has
claimed the life of Quincy
Bank of America Manager
Michael D. Sulewski of
According to a report from
FHP Trooper Philip Spaziante,
Sulewski, 62, died at the scene
after losing control of his
2005 Harley Davidson while
traveling west on County
Road 286, about two miles off
Hwy. 69 in Calhoun County
Sulewski went onto the
shoulder of the road as he
was going into a curve, the
trooper said. "The bike started
to tumble, he was ejected
and sustained fatal injuries,"
according to Spaziante.
The trooper said Sulewski,
who was an experienced rider,
was wearing a helmet and
protective leather gear.
There were no visible
injuries. An autopsy will be
performed to determine the
cause of death.
"We believe at this point
it was just driver error,"
the trooper said, explaining
that there was no indication
Sulewski was impaired.
Sulewski's 18-year-old son
was on a second motorcycle,
following a short distance
behind his father. The son rode
up on the crash at 2:20 p.m. and
found his unconscious father
on the ground underneath the
Gale Smith, her husband
Julian and their two-year-
old daughter, Emily, of
Tallahassee, were traveling
on County Road 286 on their
way to Altha when they saw
Sulewski's 18-year-old son,
Josh, riding toward them in
the oncoming lane on his
motorcycle, waving for help.
Josh turned around and
signaled for the family to
follow him and led them a
half mile down the road to the
Smith said Sulewski "was
but he was breathing and
had a pulse." She said her
husband and another man who
had just drove up pulled the
motorcycle off Sulewski as
she called for help.
Cell phone service in that
area is sporadic, said Smith,
but she managed to contact
911, report the accident
location and ask for help. Just
after the dispatcher verified
her information, the signal
They stayed at the injured
man's side to wait for help.
"His son was there with his
hand on his chest," said Smith,
explaining that Sulewski's
breathing was labored. "When
Julian would say something,
he would start breathing again.
It's almost as if when he heard
somebody say his name, he
would keep breathing," she
it's just that
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Smith said she thought the
first ambulance arrived within
ten minutes. When paramedics
began seeing to the injured
man, the Smiths pulled his son
away from the scene.
As they sat on the side of
the road, facing away from
the accident, Josh told them
that he and his dad had gone to
the Harley Davidson shop in
Tallahassee and were returning
home to Blountstown. He
said he and his dad were
alone for the weekend because
his mother had gone to visit
his sister and her family
in Madison, according to
A few moments later, the
distraught boy collapsed into
tears when he was told his
father had died.
The accident site is
approximately a mile from the
scene of another tragedy last
November when a 12-year-
old girl died in a four-wheeler
mishap on the same road.
A memorial service for
Michael Sulewski will be
held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses in Blountstown.
Close friend Ray Rodriguez
said Sulewski had served as
manager at the Blountstown
Bank of America and had most
recently worked as manager of
the Quincy branch.
Sulewski was a presiding
overseer at the Kingdom
Hall in Blountstown and had
planned to retire in May to
become a full-time minister.
He is survived by his
mother, Adeline Sulewski; his
wife, Bonnie; two daughters,
Audra Munoz and Michelle
Scroggins and four sons,
Jeremiah, Micah, Jason and
Joshua; two brothers, David
Sulewski and Joe Sulewski;
and two sisters, Margo Hall
and Deloris Sayen. His
complete obituary appears on
page 18 of this issue.
He and his wife would have
marked their 36th wedding
anniversary in three weeks.
"He was an outgoing,
energetic man who never
did anything halfway," said
Rodriguez. "He enjoyed going
out and talking to people about
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 13, 2008
Man trying to duck deputy arrested
on several charges, including DUI
A Bristol man whose ef- south on County Road 12 alcoholic beverage and burnt
forts to avoid arrest got the around 10 p.m. when he sud- marijuana. Hill's eyes were
attention of a deputy was denly turned and at a church dilated and his speech was
taken into custody Feb. 4. and cut through to Hall's slurred.
According to the report Circle in what appeared to be During a search of Hill's
filed by Liberty County Sher- an effort to avoid the deputy. vehicle, the deputy found a
iff's Deputy Todd Wheetley, When the deputy's vehicle bottle of Kentucky Deluxe
Wesley Anderson Hill tried to turned around to go in the Whiskey with about a quar-
slip away after he noticed the same direction, the car sud- ter of its contents remaining.
deputy on patrol last week. denly accelerated, according The bottle was between the
Hill, who was driving a to Wheetley's report. passenger seat and the center
white Oldsmobile, was traveling The deputy activated his console.
emergency lights as he round- When asked how much
ed a cor n When asked how much
Blountstown ed a coer and saw the car alcohol he had consumed,
turn onto West Edewards Hill said "just what's missing
burglary under Street. The car stopped at a Hill said"just what's missing
residence and the driver fled out of that bottle in the car."
investigation on foot, running through the When asked to take a field so-
yard. briety test and give a sample
The Blountstown Police Hill stopped when the of his breath, Hill replied, "I
Department is investigating deputy called out to him and refuse everything."
the burglary of an unoccupied he was arrested without inci- Hill was charged with flee-
building at SW Juniper Av- dent. ing and attempting to elude an
enue. As he placed Hill in his officer, DUI, DUI refusal and
Sometime between Feb. 6 patrol car, the deputy took resisting an officer without
and Feb. 10, someone got into note of the strong odor of an violence.
the building by breaking out a
window on the northeast side
of the building. Glass frag-
ments were found scattered
inside the room.
The structure is owned by
Aaron Lee Everett, who had
several boxes of personal
items stored there.
Everett reported that sever-
al watches, bracelets and pos-
sibly other types of jewelry
were missing. Several items
left at the scene including
a tie clasp, metal tin cover, a
bottle of cologne and a men's
boxed watch appear to
have the visible fingerprints
of an unknown person.
Anyone with information
about the theft is urged to
contact the Blountstown Po-
lice Department at 674-5987.
Four Calhoun County in-
cumbents have recently added
their names to the list of those
planning to seek office in this
year's upcoming election.
*Tax Collector Doris Bur-
*Superintendent of Schools-
- Mary Sue Neves
*Calhoun County Commis-
sioner, District 1 Danny Ray
*School Board, District 1 -
The Primary Election will
be held Aug. 26 with the Gen-
eral Election scheduled for
now available at
Journal office in
Bristol and the
Chamber of Commerce
office in Blountstown,
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*Buck Clary, VOP (county).
*Terri Richards, worthless checks.
*Jonathan Petty, domestic battery.
*Grayson Tucker, aggravated assault.
*Lester McClendon, battery.
*Tracey Brown, grand theft.
*John Finney, VOP.
*Corey Hatcher, domestic battery.
*Kenneth Burgess, FTA Citrus Co.
*Terrell Battle, battery on law enforcement officer
*Timothy Stone, VOP (county).
*Felicia Engram, VOCP Liberty Co.
Ronnie Taylor, contempt, FTA.
*Victor Ojeda, contempt Leon Co.
*Michael Nicholson, domestic battery.
*Herman Holmes, writ of attachment.
*Elasor Jurado, no valid driver's license.
*Lizzie Fant, domestic battery.
*Ashley Sexton, domestic battery.
*Charles L. Capps, battery, grand theft.
*Earl Hysinger, driving while license suspended
*Lawrence Perry, driving while license suspended
or revoked with knowledge.
*Bruce Porn, sentenced to DOC.
*Wesley Hill, DUI, resisting arrest, fleeing and
eluding, DUI refusal.
*April Leanette Scott, VOP (county).
*Christy Sampson, VQP.
*Daphne McDonald, DUI.
*Tracey Denise Brown, holding for CCSO.
*Brian Merrill Beasley, criminal mischief.
*Brooke Williams, disorderly conduct.
*William Paprock, VOP (state).
*Richie Golden, petty theft (three counts).
*Lizzie Lois Fant, holding for CCSO.
*Ashley Nicole Sexton, holding for CCSO.
Listings include name followed by charge andidentification of arresting agency. The namesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
Feb. 4 through Feb. 10, 2008 ,,
Citations issued: '
Accidents................02 Traffic Citations...................08
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....123
Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints....................... ............................ 155
EDITOR'S NOTE: The William Barfield listed in last week's
sheriff's log is not the same person as the William U. Barfield of
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FEBRUARY 13, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
Boyd holds District Healthcare Council meeting
Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) hosted a
meeting Monday with the District
Healthcare Council to discuss
local and regional healthcare
issues, federal appropriations
requests for the upcoming fiscal
year, and North Florida's rural
Representatives from all 16
counties in Congressman Boyd's
congressional district were at the
meeting to express the healthcare
concerns and needs of their
"There was a productive
dialogue and a good exchange
of ideas at the meeting, and I am
hopeful that we can better serve
the healthcare needs of North
Floridians by bringing the district
together like we did here today,"
said Congressman Boyd.
"The District Healthcare
Council focuses on regional
problem solving, allowing our
counties to come together and
pool their resources to improve
the overall quality ofhealthcare in
North Florida. I have always said
that when neighboring counties
and communities of interest come
together, it's a good thing."
At the meeting, Congressman
Boyd encouraged members of
the District Healthcare Council
to consider the healthcare
concerns of surrounding counties
in addition to their individual
Congressman Boyd also talked
to the counties about working
more closely with the business
community and state and local
agencies in order to make them
active participants in achieving
the healthcare goals of North
Congressman Boyd formed
the District Healthcare Council
in 2005 to tackle healthcare issues
The District Healthcare
Council is comprised of 26
representatives from 16 counties
across North Florida. Calhoun
County is represented by Ruth
Attaway, the Clerk of the Courts.
Liberty County is represented by
Johnny Eubanks, the publisher of
the Calhoun-Liberty Journal.
"The District Healthcare
Council assembles people from all
different professions and points of
view so that the discussions and
solutions will be comprehensive
and representative of our unique
district," Boyd stated.
"This type of collaborative
effort will help us better match
resources with need and make
quality, affordable healthcare
available to the people of North
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Chipola Show Choir performs at Disney
ORLANDO-The Chipola College
Show Choir recently performed in the
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The 18-member Show Choir is in-
cludes: Audrey Brown of Altha, Di-
anna Glaze of Blountstown, Shannon
Griffin of Ponce de Leon, Brittney
Holmes of Dothan, AL, Nick Melvin
of Grand Ridge, Danielle Richardson .
of Panama City, Mindy Shamblin of
Donalsonville, GA: Kara Jumper, Ja- S
Juan Clark, Mountrez Bullock, Keith
Watford, all of Graceville: and Ann
Harrison, Jonathan Keeman, Cassie
Mitchell, Geoffrey Poole, Kris Samp-
son, Kevin Shores and Bruce Thomp-
son of Marianna. Chipola College's Show Choir recently performed in the
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White, and Joan Stadsklev. Jazzmatazz, World's Magic Kingdom. Here, Chipola Student Chore-
Show Choir's annual high energy song ographer Brittney Holmes (right) of Dothan accepts a
and dance show, is scheduled for April performance award from a Disney representative.
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'Strata' to perform classics for Chipola Artist Series
sic ensemble "Strata" will per-
form Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.,
as part of the Chipola College
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"Strata" is three musicians.
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The musicians of Strata-Na-
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Andrist, piano-all hold the
Doctor of Musical Arts degree
from the Juilliard School.
The group has been perform-
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their performances, Strata has
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North America. On San Francis-
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presented world premiere perfor-
mances of five works composed
especially for them. As resident
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the Arts, they were presented in
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Agenda for the Healthy
Heritage Festival Feb. 16
Come join the Mayhaw School
community in Blountstown on Feb. 16 as
we celebrate our heritage with the Black
Healthy Heritage Festival.
Agenda for the
Healthy Heritage Festival
6 a.m. Killing of the Goat, dressing,
and cooking-Tally Lee Cooper and
9 a.m. Line up for Parade onil
Pennington and Main.
10 a.m. Parade convenes down
Main to Hwy. 20 to 16132 River Street.
12 p.m. Healthy Heritage Program
begins. Speaker for the Festival program
will be Judge Hess of Panama City. There
will be entertainment, Mike's Drummers,
PCMOG, Testimonies, Gospel Music, Soul
Food, Games, Sports, Cracklin' making,
Soap making, Indian Craft making, and
exhibits promoting Healthy Living and
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Basketball
Tournament at 21089 Mayhaw Avenue
(BMS GYM) Teams will be Mayhaw
Showtime, Albert's Team from Valdosta,
GA Tyrone's Team from Sneads and
6:30 p.m. Black Heritage Fashion
7 p.m. Banquet: Speaker for the
banquet will be Ms. Plus America Sabrina
Mathis of Texas, also Gospel Dance
group from Marianna, Gospel Dance
Group, Eufaula, AL, Gospel Dance Group
PCMOG, Teddy McCray, and other Gospel
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berty County Children's Coalition, 11 a.m., Emergency Management Building
otary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
Eight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
H Sportsman Club, after school, Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
A, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail S
.;" .;^ TODAY'S MEETINGS
liberty Women's Club, 11 a.m., Apalachee Restaurant
alhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce, board, 12 5.m., conference room
search & Rescue, 6:30 p.m., Westside Fire Dept. in Blountstown
A, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
Dance, 6- 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
eonard &' ShiMrene Schrock
Sacred 5arp singing
9:30 a.m., Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
Black History Parade
10 a.m. in Blountstown
Eastern Star Pancake Breakfast
a9 a m Masonic L,:,dQe Hwv,' 20 W in Blounistlon < '
Dance 6 12 p m 4menr:3a Legion Hail in Slounisit'in
J' l,:cmi'titia, 'art.'it
",-lo, .., BIRTHDAYS
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Nalk-A-Weigh Program. 9 m veier.: .- en-i,:riai Part. C '. ,o Ce-nier
iberty Community Health Care 4 p rr Veierans flemornal Park Ciuv:
nitr, ro'irnm 71i)
Itha Boy Scouts, 5 30 p m Alma Volunieer Fire Depranmeni
ulldog Club, 7 p m LCHS Ield house
alhoun County Commission. 5 p m, Calhoun Co. Courthouse
alhoun County Industrial Developmental Authority, 5 p m. Calhoun
. EOC, Room G-35
health Care Council, 5:30 p.m Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
rownle Troop 158, 7-8:30 p m Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
ixie 109 Masonic Lodge. 7 p m., Masonic Lodge. Blountstown
oy Scout Troop 206, 7 p.m., Velerans Memonal Park Civic Center
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Dale Cox to speak at
history meeting Feb. 19
Dale Cox will be speaking at a meeting
on the local history of Calhoun County
Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Train Depot in
Refreshments will be served by Ms.
Marshall's History Class. This free
event is provided by the Train Depot in
Blountstown. The space is limited so if
you plan to attend please call 674-1334 or
674-4698 and leave a message or send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A native of Two Egg, Dale Cox grew
up immersed in the history and folklore
of Northwest Florida, Southwest Georgia
and Southeast Alabama. A descendant
of the noted American pioneer Daniel
f Boone, he lists among his ancestors many
[early settlers of both Jackson County,
Florida and Decatur County, Georgia. He
is also descended from the noted Native
American leader Efau Emathla (William
Brown), a chief of the Euchee branch of
the Creek Nation.
His unique cultural heritage played a
critical role in the formation of his life-
long love of history and his passion for
BHS Project Graduation to
meet on Tuesday, Feb. 19
The Blountstown High School 2008
Project Graduation Committee will be
meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. at
the Blountstown High School Media
If you have a child in the 2008
graduating class, you are invited and
encouraged to attend this meeting. For
more information you may contact Esther
Stoltzfus at 674-3613.
Sacred Harp Singing
Feb. 16 at Settlement
Ilihe Panhliaidle Pioneer Senleineni and
Red O.Ak Chulh ili ill be lioldint' a Sacred
H.irp Sm,' on Satulda.i. Feb It, it 0.3n
.1 in .t the Piolicel Settleinent Theie
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sltape i note, witli diner on tile roundsns
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Teacher of the Year
ceremony set Feb. 19
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your community announcements
and great response for our
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FEBRUARY 13, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5
A new day for local emergency medical services
will assume management of
the local Emergency Medical
Services (EMS) starting
Wednesday, Feb. 13. We're
doing this at the request of the
County Commissioners. We're
looking forward to doing so
and feel you will be pleased
with the results. Let me share
some of the details with you.
Blountstown native and City
Council Member Phillip Hill,
will be our supervisor. Phillip
has many years of experience
and knowledge in this field and
we're very confident he will
build an outstanding service to
meet your EMS needs.
We've been working very
hard to begin services. We're
appreciative of the great support
we've gotten from the County
Commissioners and Ms. Ruth
Attaway, Clerk of the Court.
It was quite a shock for
everyone when the previous
company notified the County
they would be ending services
at midnight the day of the
notice! The Commissioners
and Ms. Ruth have done an
outstanding job of arranging
coverage in the interim until
we get "up and running."
The cooperation with
surrounding counties, especially
Gadsden and Liberty has been
noteworthy in the smoothness of
implementation for temporary
coverage. Previous agreements
between the counties allowed
this to take place. I'm thankful
from the hospital's stand point
for this since we never had
any "break" in coverage for
transfers to larger hospitals.
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and have the same benefits as
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an extension of the remarkable
turnaround we've been working
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the EMS will also experience
a "new day" in its operations
and services, and, again, I feel
you'll be pleased.
Many citizens thought
we previously operated the
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often receive calls complaining
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let the caller know they did not
work for the hospital. Well,
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Our Board felt taking EMS
was the right thing to do. We
feel we will run an outstanding
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increase the volume of patients
seen in the hospital. That has
been the case in the brief time
since the old company ceased
Our Board concluded
taking the EMS would result
in improving it just as they've
improved the hospital since
regaining it from a "for-profit"
company. Any profit generated
will now go back into making
it an even better service, rather
than to some corporate owner
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We'll work with the
Commissioners to further
improve the overall healthcare
system for the citizens we both
serve. This is a great first step
in just that direction!
The EMS will be an
extension of the hospital into
the County. We'll strive for a
courteous, compassionate, and
highly professional service.
That's the only type service our
Board will accept and we're
confident Phillip and his team
will produce just that.
Initially, EMS will be
stationed out of the hospital.
However, we're looking into
having an ambulance in other
locations in the County to
improve response time. (More
on this in the near future.)
The ambulances are now
in excellent condition, well
equipped, well stocked and
ready to roll! The staff is
well trained and prepared to
meet your emergency needs.
You can rest assured you'll
receive outstanding ambulance
Just like the hospital, it's
a "new day" in Emergency
If you have any questions
on the new ambulance service,
or anything about the hospital,
give me a call at 674-5411,
Linda Cooper was named Employee of the Quarter at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital in a ceremony Friday, Feb. 8. Administrator
Ron Gilliard made the presentation. Gilliard noted that she is
very helpful to everyone, always greets visitors with a smile
and has an outstanding work performance. She is a member
of the Housekeeping Department of the hospital and has
worked at the hospital for four years. She received a clock
with her name and dates of the award engraved on it, along
with a check. She also gets a reserved parking spot in front
of the hospital for the next three months. Gilliard stated there
were several outstanding nominations and Linda is a fine
example of the employees at the hospital.
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Conservatives vs. liberals
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servatives against anything liberal has
reached a new low. The Republican
conservative base and the take-no-pris-
oner diehard rightwing lunatic fringe
are carving up Senator John McCain,
the apparent Republican presidential
nominee, like he was a Thanksgiving
What are Senator McCain's trans-
gressions in the eyes of the arch con-
servatives? Their answer is that he has
liberal tendencies. Egad! He isn't a true
He works with Democrats on legislation that might ac-
tually benefit the American people. He didn't vote for
George Bush's tax cuts. It's a high crime and impeach-
able offense for a Republican not to cut taxes, or at least
try, and not to vote for a tax cut is akin to a crime against
McCain has a sensible approach to the immigration
problem, much like President Reagan's approach in
1985 and President Bush's approach now. But the Con-
servatives want blood. Round up the illegals and throw
them over the border back into Mexico. Build a fence
on the border. All of which sounds good. but when you
apprehend thousands of illegals what do you do with
them? Internment camps? Of course, the illegal immi-
grant problem needs a solution, but I don't think that the
conservative view of shoot on sight is the answer.
Right wing talk radio has been in high keen in their
denouncements of McCain. Rush Limbaugh refers to
liberals as the enemy. I thought we were all Americans
first then Republicans, Democrats or Independents.
Ann Coulter, poster girl for the right wing lunatic
fringe, talks about how she hates the Clintons. But she
apparently dislikes McCain more because she said that
she would vote for Hillary Clinton if McCain became
the Republican nominee for'president. Now that's a lot
of hate for McCain. Her reason. McCain isn't a true con-
servative. Why? Hate is such a harsh word. Political be-
liefs bring out the worst traits in some people. Hate is
apparently one of them.
In this ongoing right wing tirade against McCain,
conservatives say that McCain doesn't possess "conser-
vative values." What does that mean? Liberal values as
defined by conservatives are something dirty, unclean.
Is it a conservative value to reduce taxes, fail to con-
trol cost then borrow money from the Chinese to cov-
er the losses'? Is it a conservative value to borrow and
spend? Mr. Bush must think so because
he has run up a couple trillion dollars in
national debt during his tenure. At least
with liberal tax and spend pay as you
go policies, American isn't hat in hand
begging the Chinese for a handout.
Is it a conservative value to attempt
to pack the Supreme Court to overturn
Roe v Wade and move the country fur-
ther to the right? Evangelicals will say
yes, but most of the country would say
no. Is it a conservative value to demon-
ize any view other than the conservative view, particu-
larly anything "liberal?" If so, then the First Amendment
Is it a conservative value to fear monger? Conserva-
tives want a president to keep them safe from terrorists.
The inference is that Democrats are such wimps that
America will be in danger from terrorist attacks if a
Democrat is elected president.
Is it a conservative value to believe in torture? As a
military officer, I don't. People like me are on the receiv-
ing end of the same treatment by the enemy. I know that
the terrorists aren't signatories to the Geneva Conven-
tion, but if we adopt their practices then we are no better
than they. So, if torturing people is a conservative value,
then count me out.
Is it a conservative value to support a war that is burn-
ing $2 billion a week when America's infrastructure is
crumbling, the economy is in the tank and some 45 mil-
lion people have no health insurance? A relative of mine
called today. She said her niece, a woman about 50, di-
vorced, no insurance, has ovarian cancer. These relatives
of mine are America's working poor. They have grubbed
out a meager living all their lives. This woman might get
some assistance from Medicaid, but ovarian cancer is a
serious condition. She most likely will die. Should we
collectively have any compassion for this woman and
thousands of others like her?
Republicans talk about their conservative principles,
one of which is that they will oppose universal health-
care until Hell freezes over. I wonder if they would be so
adamant if faced with a serious ailment like cancer and
had no healthcare insurance. The hypocrisy is that Medi-
care is a universal healthcare plan for the elderly which
could be expanded to cover others. Medicare is not free.
We pay the monthly premiums.
God isn't a Republican or a Democrat. This country
needs leadership that will benefit Joe Citizen, not just
conservatives or liberals.
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Stroke & osteoporosis screening coming to Blountstown Feb. 26
JACKSONVILLE Resi- checking for irregular heartbeat, West in Blountstown. Appoint- and is appropriate for both men
dents living in and around the which is a major risk factor for ments will begin at 9 a.m. and women.
Blountstown community can be stroke. Screenings are fast, painless Register for a Wellness Package
screened to reduce their risk of Life Line Screening will be at and affordable. They help identify with Heart Rhythm for $149. All
having a stroke. The complete the Blountstown United Method- potential health problems such five screenings take 60-90 minutes
screening package now includes ist Church,,on Feb. 26. The site as blocked arteries and irregular to complete.
a new Heart Rhythm screening, is located at 20500 Central Ave. heart rhythm, abdominal aortic For more information re-
aneurysms, and hardening of the garding the screenings or to
arteries in the legs, which is a schedule an appointment, call
strong predictor of heart disease. 1-877-237-1287 or visit us on the
A bone density screening to assess Web at www.lifelinescreening.
I 'I osteoporosis risk is also offered com. Pre-registration is required.
On Jan. 26 the "Krewe of Parrots" dedicated their float in a Mardi
Gras parade that took place in Panama City, to the memory of John
Epperson of Bristol. John was-a loved member of the "Krewe of
Parrots" for many years. John passed away on Nov. 24, 2007. Pictured
from left Jen Sawyer, Connie Epperson, and Jan Prewett.
ABE SPRINGS BAPTIST
CHURCH-Abe Springs Baptist
Church will have a gospel sing on
Saturday, Feb. 16. The singing
will start at 6 p.m. (CT). The
sing will feature Joyce Igo from
West Virginia. If you would like
to sing or know someone, please
let them know that everyone is
The church is located at 13913
SW CR 275.
For more information call
674-5880 or 674-4376 after 5
of Grace will be in concert at the
Blountstown United Methodist
Church March 9 at 6 p.m. Please
join us for a time of fellowship
through the Gospel in Song.
OF GOD The Kirklands
will be coming to New Harvest
Assembly of God on Sunday,
Feb. 17at 10:30 a.m. and Monday
through Wednesday, Feb. 18-20
at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 1800
NW Hwy. 71, two miles north of
For more information call
639-3716 or 639-6191.
AGAPE ASSEMBLY OF
GOD The Agape Assembly
of God will have a Sidewalk Flea
Market and car wash on Saturday,
Feb. 16 beginning at 8 a.m. It will
be held at the Comer of Hwy. 20
PRAYER BAND The
Liberty Community Prayer Band
will hold prayer service Thursday,
Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at the
home of Sister Ella M. Howard.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
BHS classes plan to reunite on cruise
Let's have a Blountstown High School Class Reunion Cruise on
Carnival "Fascination." The cruise is scheduled on March 26-29, 2009,
departing from Jacksonville to Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas.
The Classes of 1971-1974 and 1978-1981 are planning this four
For any classmates who would like to attend, please feel free to
invite your family and friends. Also, members of any class not listed
interested in getting your classmates to join us, please let us know.
Carnival has extended the initial deposit deadline to March 10,2008.
Passports are required.
For more information, please contact one of the class reunion cruise
sponsors listed below:
Class 1971 contact: Gladys Miller at 693-9083
Class 1972 contact: Edwina Ivory at 575-4987 or Ruth Ivory
Classes 1973-1974 contact: Ruth Ivory at 264-1629
Classes 1978-1981 contact: Julia Ivory-Williams at 674-2318
or Hattie Rives at 674-4652.
To all the friends and loved ones in the community, you will
never know how much you helped us through our time of sorrow.
Every act of kindness, each heartfelt prayer, and all your words of
encouragement eased our loss. As a community you were lavish with
food, flowers, and generous donations in honor of our Mother, Janet
W. Smith. She cherished each visit you made. Please know that your
good deeds are deeply appreciated. A very special thanks to staff of
Hosford/Telogia Ambulance Service, all the staff at Blountstown
Health and Rehab, Corinth Baptist Church, Covenant Hospice, Marion
Peavy, Dr. Whit Oliver, senior citizen volunteers of Liberty County,
and all friends in the community.
The family of Janet W. Smith
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Dr. Thomas Cooper edited a
new dictionary during the time of
Queen Elizabeth. He worked long
and hard for eight years collecting
materials for his edition, which had
added thirty-three thousand words.
Cooper's wife had a particularly
evil disposition toward her husband.
One day, she went into his library
and burned every note he had pre-
pared for the dictionary.
Dr. Cooper came in and saw the
destruction. His wife boldly admit-
ted that she did it herself supposed-
ly, "fearing that he would kill him-
self with study." Dr. Cooper gave a
long, deep sigh and said, "Oh Di-
nah, Dinah, thou hast given a world
of trouble!" Then he sat down to an-
other eight years of work to replace
the notes he had lost.
Though it is not a very popu-
lar teaching today, the Bible still
teaches that wives should submit
themselves to their husbands. What
does that mean? Paul exhorted us to
"submit to one another." As Chris-
tians, we are all servants bound to
serve one another. Mutual subjec-
tion is part of the walking wisely in
the fullness of the Spirit. As Blaike
points out, "Pride leads us to de-
mand rigorously from others what
we fancy they owe to us; humility,
to give to others what Christ teaches
that we owe to them."
It does not mean that the wife
less important than the man. It does
mean that the wife recognizes the
role that God has given the man as
head of the household. God holds
the man directly accountable for the
spiritual and physical well being of
his family. There will come a day
when the husband, not the wife, will
stand before God and give an ac-
count of the way he leads and takes
care of his family. The Spirit filled
woman will have a submissive heart
concerning her husband.
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Chelsey Hostetter celebrated
her first birthday on Feb. 5
with a party at home with lots
of family and friends. She is
the daughter of Perry and
Christy Hostetter of Rock
Bluff. She has one brother,
Dustin Hostetter. Her grand-
parents are Larry and Paula
Furr of Rock Bluff and Glen-
dean and the late Leroy
Hostetter of Greensboro. Her
great-grandparents are Mary
Monk, Mearl Larramore and
Luke and Nikki Johnson are
proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Elizabeth
Kathleen Johnson, bo rn- on
Dec. 14, 2007 at 6:38 a.m.
She weighed 7 lbs. and 10
oz. and measured 21 inches
long. Ellie is the 10th grand-
child for L. T (Sonny) and
Mary Johnson of Graceville
and the first for Ricky and
Kathy Brown of Bristol.
Blake Barber celebrated his
fifth birthday on Jan. 3. He is
the son of Duane and Stef-
fani Barber of Bristol. His
grandparents are McCoy and
Wilma Goodson of Marianna
and Dexter and Gabra Barber
of Bristol. Great-grandparents
are Vella Rankin of Bristol and
Gordy Barber of Rock Bluff.
Blake enjoys hunting with his
daddy and playing with his
baby brother, Bowen.
Eric and Ashley Gentry of
Bristol are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Chason
Eugene Gentry, born on Jan.
7, 2008 at Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital. He weighed 8
lbs. and 7 oz. and measured
19 inches long. He was wel-
comed home by his big sister,
Shelby Elizabeth Gentry, who
is 2 years and 2 months old.
Maternal grandparents are
Grady and Regina Libby of
Altha. Paternal grandparents
are Peggy Gentry of Altha
and Tony Gentry of Marianna.
Great-grandparents are Rob-
ert and Ruth Wood of Altha
and Roger and Judy Stayton
Makenna Patton will be cele-
brating her fourth birthday on
Feb. 17. She is the daughter
of Alisha and Jeremy Patton
of Hosford. Her grandparents
are David and Diane Langs-
ton of Bristol, Kathryn Hertz of
Crawfordville and Jerry Pat-
ton of Monroe, LA. Her great-
grandparents are Helen and
Joe Langston of Hosford and
Bobby and Mary Canterbury
of Monroe, LA. Makenna
enjoys dressing up, playing
with Delaynee and Carlee at
Grammies and bossing her
brother Gabriel around!
Jordan DeAndre'Pride will be
celebrating his second birth-
day on Feb. 18 with a Spider-
man party at Chuck E. Cheese
in Tallahassee. He is the son
of LaToya Pride of Bristol and
Johnnie Pride Jr. of Gretna.
His grandparents are Antoi-
nette Monlyn of Bristol, Jo-
seph Baker of Blountstown,
Francis Pride of Gretna and
Johnnie Pride Sr. of Quincy.
His great-grandparents are
Josie Bell Reeves, the late
Isreal Baker, Hamilton Baker
and the late Mary Monlyn, all
of Blountstown. Jordan loves
playing with his big brother,
Javon, his cousins, Rjay, Re-
kia and Jay. He also loves
bossing around his Auntie
Cynthia and fighting with his
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ROOT RAKING FOR:
General Bill McCollum and
the Florida Association of
School Resource Officers issued
a consumer advisory warning
parents, teachers and school
administrators of an alarming
trend with dangerous implications
for Florida school children.
Federal and state law enforcement
agencies are reporting that
flavored drugs, particularly
and marijuana, are circulating
throughout the United States,
often enticing younger children.
These drugs could be ingested
by unsuspecting children and are
extremely harmful, say authorities.
"These dangerous drugs are
being cleverly disguised and
distributed among our children
and we must work together
to educate them about these
very grave risks," said Attorney
According to recent reports,
Watch out for
Agriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
is warning consumers about scam
artists who are seeking personal
information and in some instances
money while claiming to help
consumers in obtaining a tax rebate
from the federal government.
"If you receive a phone call or
e-mail with a promise of assistance
in getting a check, hang up on
the caller or delete the e-mail,"
Bronson said. "Congress hasn't
even approved a tax rebate plan
The scam began sweeping
the country in recent days, and
some Florida residents have
acknowledged in phone calls
to the department's Consumer
Services Division this week that
they have been contacted by the
In one variation of the rip-off, a
company calling itself the Federal
Commission Refund Department
is promising consumers help in
obtaining a tax rebate check for a
$29 fee that it offers to withdraw
from the consumer's bank account.
In a second variation, scammers
portraying themselves as IRS
agents are calling and asking
for Social Security numbers and
other personal information to
verify the person's eligibility for a
refund. That information can make
consumers extremely vulnerable to
"What these scam artists are
trying to do is to obtain personal
information, including bank account
and Social Security numbers, so
they can clean out your checking
or savings account and open a line
of credit in your name," Bronson
said. "Don't fall for it."
Congress is considering a tax
rebate plan in an effort to stimulate
the economy. The IRS, which is the
agency that would issue checks if
legislation is passed that approves
a rebate, does not ask for personal
information on the phone or in an
methamphetamine with added
flavors was first noticed on the
West Coast, but is rapidly making
its way across the country. Flavors
can include strawberry, chocolate,
cola and others. The flavoring
reduces the bitter taste of the drug
and does not affect the potency of
the drug. Children may mistake
the drug for candy pop rocks.
Another disturbing report
is that of "cheese," a form of
heroin combined with Tylenol-
PM caplets. Known as "starter
heroin," cheese caused the deaths
of at least 21 Texas teenagers in
2005 and the number of reported
cheese-related arrests has steadily
increased. Cheese is particularly
dangerous because it combines
the double depressants provided
by the heroin and the sleep-
inducing medication. Cheese is
cheap and highly addictive and
law enforcement believes its use
and abuse will quickly spread
throughout the country.
"This a grave problem and
shows to what lengths drug
dealers will go," said Robert
Tricquet, president of the Florida
Association of School Resource
Officers. "This is a direct attempt
to reach out and attract a younger
age group luring them into the drug
culture. We must be ever vigilant
with our children to protect them
from these predators."
Additional reports ofgumballs
filled with marijuana and narcotics
packaged or disguised as candy
or other more enticing objects
have raised concern from Florida
law enforcement and should
be considered serious threats
by parents, teachers and school
administrators. Children should
be advised not to accept any candy
which may resemble one of these
new drug forms and should turn
over any in their possession to
their teacher, principal, or school
resource officer. Parents should
encourage theirchildren to avoid
any participation in distributing
or using the drugs, no matter how
harmless they may seem, and
report any suspicious activity to
the appropriate authorities or a
Barth, Stone to wed March 1
Jeffrey and Ruth Barth ofAltha are pleased to announce the forth-
coming marriage of their daughter, Heidi Erin Barth, to Michael Jo-
seph Stone Jr. He is the son of Angie Smith of Clarksville and Mi-
chael Stone of Atlanta.
Heidi is the granddaughter of Rev. Judson and Opal Shoemaker
of Altha and Mildred and the late Dr. Jack Barth of Ft. Myers.
Michael is the grandson of Bob and Mary Davis of Blountstown,
Mark and Myra Shiver of Greenwood and the late B.H. and Nadine
Stone of Kinard.
The wedding will take place Saturday, March 1 at 6 p.m. at Altha
First Baptist Church. No local invitations are being sent, however,
all friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Benjamin Kelly joins Army
Benjamin L. Kelly has joined the United States Army under the
Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women
the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill,
travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a
college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers
receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior
to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.
The recruit qualifies for a $35,000 enlistment bonus.
Kelly, a 2007 graduate of Wewahitchka Senior High School, will
report to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training in Feb.
He is the son of Sherri A. Shirah of Wewahitchka.
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Contestants showed grace and style as
they took to the stage at Blountstown
High School Saturday afternoon for the
Miss Black History Pageant, presented
by the Prayer Chainers Mission of God.
The winners, shown above from left
to right, include Junior Miss Azaleah
.Johnson, Black History Ambassador
Monazia Smith, Ms. Black History
Contessa Bell, Mrs. Black History
Melissa Wilson, Miss Black History
Ashley Reed, Young Miss Black History
Brianna Johnson and Teen Miss Black
History Emmerial DeVeaux. The young
woman are pictured at left as they hear
their names called or receive their
crown from the 2007 Teen Miss Florida
Palm Tammy Johnson. Pictured below,
(inset) children reform an Affrickan
dance and the youth choir sings.
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FEBRUARY 13, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13
Harriet Brady named Liberty County Teacher
of the Year after her return to the classroom
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
In her two decades as a teacher, Harriet
Brady, 47, has seen a lot of changes in
education. Yet while academic priorities "
and instructional styles have shifted through
the years, there's one thing that stayed the
same her passion for teaching.
She taught at Bristol Elementary and
Blountstown Middle School before
accepting a position three years ago with '.
Panhandle Area Educational Consortium
(PAEC) in Chipley, where she traveled i
among 15 school districts to conduct
programs including teacher training and
drug and alcohol prevention.
It was a good job with a great salary.
But it wasn't where her heart was. "I
wanted to be around teachers and children
again," she said. So she took a hefty
paycut and returned to the classroom last
fall as the Reading Coach for Grades 4-8 8
at Tolar School.
"I look forward to going to work
every morning," she said. As Reading
Coach, she works with both teachers and
students to determine what each child -
needs to succeed in reading.
There are a lot of stumbling blocks along the wa). For
some, the English language is not spoken at the home;
other children may have busy working parents who can't
find the time to read with them. She must assess who needs
what kind of help and guide the teacher's efforts to best
serve the students individually.
Children with varying abilities need specific instruction
to get where they need to be academically. "It's not
individualized instruction, it's differentiated instruction,"
she explained. Differentiated instruction means finding
Harriet Brady is shown above with
School Superintendent David Summers
and Tolar Elementary Principal Kathy Nobles.
a variety of ways to get the message across to students,
giving them choices on how to take in information and
make sense of it.
"Every child is not going to learn in the same manner
and same timeline," she said. Her job is to find the key
the teacher must use to unlock each child's reading ability.
"Some students need more Help more repetition, more
time or more direct instruction," she
explained. "I try to find out what
this child needs now." It can be a
meticulous process to determine what
a child knous before trying to teach
them to read. she said. "It's more of a
science than people think."
Her job requires a lot of one-on-one
attention to both students and teachers
to make the most of their learning time
"Teachers ha'e a tendency to want
to do the same thing all the time with
kids," she said, but when it comes to
learning to read, "one size does not fit
all." She isolates the reading techniques
Sand strategies she believes will work
best %ith each child.
And % hen she's not in the classroom
teaching reading techniques, she's at
home enjoying a good book. "I don't
do TV," she said. "I read constantly and
keep at least two books going all the
time. One, a no% el, mystery or historical
fiction and the other a self-help book."
She lies in Calhoun County with
her husband. Forest Area Supervisor
Joey Brady. They are the parents of
two children; 18-year-old J. t arin, who is a senior at
Blountstown High School, andinewlywed Troy, who is
22 and lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Haley.
This is not her first time in the spotlight as an honored
teacher. She was twice named Bristol Elementary School's
Teacher of the Year, Blountstown Middle School's
Teacher of the Year and has been Liberty County Teacher
of the Year once before.
Dawn Arrant selected as School Level
Employee of the Year for Liberty County
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
As an Inclusion instructor, Dawn ,
Arrant's goal is to create an ideal learning
environment for students struggling to .
become good readers.
The kids she works with have already
experienced frustration and failure with the .
printed word but she believes she can turn
that around with a little positive attention.
"When children know you' care about them,
they will go the extra mile for you," she
Arrant is finishing up her.sixth year at
Tolar School as a non-instructional employee,
having interned this past year. She received
her bachelor's degree in December and is
now considered a paraprofessional. But soon,
she will be a certified teacher something the
42-year-old mother of three has wanted since ,
she was a teenager.
As her days as the Inclusion instructor are
winding down, she has been recognized for ___
her energy and efforts by being named Liberty
County School Level Employee of the Year.
She enjoys her work so much that she's only missed
four days over the past six years. She meets every day
as another welcome surprise. "You never know what to
expect teaching middle school," she said. "There's never
a dull day."
Her responsibilities include teaching intensive reading
and learning strategies for sixth, seventh and eighth
graders. Her position as Inclusion instructor requires
that she assist students with problems the teacher may
not have time to address, allowing them to remain in the
"I'm in the classroom with another teacher to give
students all the support they need to succeed," she
Dawn Arrant is shown above with
School Superintendent David Summers
and Tolar Elementary Principal Kathy Nobles.
explained. "They're all very, very bright students. Some
just have learning or visual needs. Basically, I just help
keep them on track and give them motivation."
A difficult childhood of her own which included
frequent moves taught Arrant that anything an adult does
can affect a youngster. "I always have a positive attitude,"
she said, acknowledging, "How you treat them can make
She especially loves working with six-graders. "They
don't think they're adults yet and they're willing to listen,"
How does she create the ideal learning
en irorunent Ior struggling students? "I focus
on their vwe:knesses and make sure they
understand xw hat they need to do," she said.
"AA lot just need to keep focused. I help them
Swhen the\ don't understand and relay things
to. them in a u ay they can understand." She
% works hard to instill confidence in weak
readers. aware that many have already
created a barrier against reading because
it hasn't come easy to them.
"We're a small family when we're in
here." she said of her students, which
include an eight-member intensive
reading class in addition to the 18 20
kids in her Inclusion groups.
S"We help each other sound out the
l words so they're not afraid to read out
loud." As they work, she goes around the
class to offer assistance to any student
that needs her support.
Increasing state educational standards have put more
pressure on children. "Students have a lot more that they
need to do today than we had to in school," she said. Along
with the academics, she said it's important that she give
students support while helping them develop their social
and communication skills.
"I'm very careful not to make a child feel unworthy.
Every child has the potential to succeed and do what they
want in life. It's just that they need guidance...you've got
to show them they're worthy," she said.
She will be celebrating her 22nd anniversary with her
husband JeffArrant on March 25. The family- including
Crystal, 17, 15-year-old Shawn and Candace, 12- have
lived in Bristol for ten years.
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 13, 2008
Minutes from the Jan. 8 Liberty County Commission meeting
Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission regular meeting Jan. 8, 2008
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Dexter Barber.
Present at the meeting were Com-
missioners Albert Butcher, Davis
Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, L.B.
Arnold, Attorney Shalene Grover,
Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk
Prayer was led by Commission-
ers Albert Butcher.
The pledge of allegiance was
led by Johnny Eubanks.
Motion to approve the min-
utes of the regular meeting held
December 4, 2007 was made by
Butcher, seconded by Johnson
Philip Jones with Preble-Rish
Engineers came before the Board.
Bids on paving Pea Ridge Road,
Summers Road and Chester
Street were opened.
PEA RIDGE ROAD BIDS
1. Peavy and Son Construction,
2. GAC Contractors, Inc.
3. C.W. Roberts Contracting,
SUMMERS ROAD BIDS
1. Peavy and Son Construction,
2. GAC Contractors, Inc.
3. C.W. Roberts Contracting,
CHESTER STREET BIDS
1. Peavy and Son Construction,
2. GAC Contractors, Inc.
3. C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Motion to award to the low bid-
der GAC Contractors, Inc. was
made by Stoutamire, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Mitchell Larkins commended
the Calhoun Liberty Hospital and
the Liberty County Ambulance
Service. Larkins said that the hos-
pital badly needed funding from
Liberty County. Motion to make a
donation of $25,000.00 to the Cal-
houn Liberty Hospital was made
by Butcher, seconded by Stou-
tamire and carried.
Jan Eagan from the custodian
committee for the courthouse
made a recommendation that the
county hire Tina O'Bryan as custo-
dian. Motion to hire Tina O'Bryan
in the custodian position was
made by Butcher, seconded by
Stoutamire, and carried.
Commissioner Butcher talked
to the Board about an easement
on Boykin Road. Edward and
Ann Dekle would like to grant an
easement to the Board. Motion to
table until we get the survey was
made by Stoutamire, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Commissioner Butcher said
that we needed to install guard
rails around the work done in Rock
Bluff, the site right before you get
to Rankin's Road. The Road De-
partment will take care of this.
Attorney Grover told the Board
that they can only do one prescrip-
tion card. Motion to sign the con-
tract with the National Association
of Counties for the prescription
card and the Health Department
will distribute. Motion to sign the
contract was made by Butcher,
seconded by Johnson and car-
There was discussion about
stray and threatening dogs and
what can be done.
Commissioner Davis Stou-
tamire talked to the Board about
the proposal for a medical facil-
ity. The bill was passed to award
Liberty County $341,000.00 and
should be received by April 2008.
This facility was proposed to be
put on the Weaver property donat-
ed by the Chamber of Commerce.
Motion to approve was made by
Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher.
During discussion Butcher with-
drew his seconded. The Board
instructed Attorney Grover to re-
search the original grant.
Ann Kincaid with Liberty Transit
presented Resolution # 08-01 for
Grant # 53-10 for vans and Reso-
lution # 08-02 for Grant # 53-11
for operating. Motion to approve
Resolution # 08-01 was made by
Johnson, seconded by Arnold and
Motion to approve Resolution
# 08-02 was made by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher and carried.
Rhonda Lewis with Emergen-
cy Management discussed the
homeland security grant. Motion
to approve the grant contingent
upon Attorney Grover's approval
was made by Butcher, seconded
by Stoutamire and carried.
Rhonda Lewis told the Board
that she and Jessica McClendon
will be out of town for a week at
the end of the month to attend a
Rhonda Lewis said that she
had about $5,000.00 to be spent
for training for fire fighters.
Also Rhonda Lewis commend-
ed Ann Kincaid for their job well
done for Elder Affairs.
Carroll Copeland requested a
leave of absence from February
1st until after the election in No-
Minutes from the Jan. 30Q Liberty
Co. Commission special meeting
Official minutes from the Liberty County Commission regular meeting
Jan. 30, 2008 as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dexter Barber. Present
were Commissioners L.B. Arnold, Albert Butcher, Jim Johnson, Davis
Stoutamire, Attorney Shalene Grover and Clerk Robert Hill.
The opening prayer was given by Commissioner Butcher. The Pledge
of Allegiance was led by Johnny Eubanks.
Motion by Stoutamire seconded by Butcher and carried for Attorney
Grover to be the County's contact person for the HealthCare Facilities
Motion by Stoutamire for the HealthCare Facilities Grant building to
be built on the Weaver property. Motion died for lack of seconded.
Motion by Butcher, seconded by Arnold and carried 4-1 (Stoutamire
voted no) to table this discussion and have a workshop to include the
Health Department, HealthCare Council, Chamber of Commerce and
Mitchell Larkins presented a minor sub-division plat to the Board for
approval. Motion by Butcher to approve, seconded by Stoutamire. Ar-
nold, Johnson and Barber voted no. Attorney Grover will check to see if
access road was present prior to 1995. If so, the Board will reconsider
Motion to adjourn by Butcher seconded by Johnson and carried.
Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Dexter Barber, Chairman
vember 2008 to run for a public of-
fice. Motion to approve was made
by Butcher, seconded by Stou-
tamire and carried.
Motion to approve Scott Kady
to be over the purchase orders,
Wendy Parrish to approve the
purchase orders and Danny Ear-
nest over the landfill while Carroll
Copeland is out on leave of ab-
sence was made by Butcher, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried.
Stephen Ford told the Board
that he will also be attending a
conference at the end of the month
and another one in February.
Road Superintendent Jim Sihul-
er presented an employee warn-
ing report to the Board.
The Board discussed cleaning
up Bentley Bluff.
Commissioner Jim Johnson
would like blue reflectors put
on the road in front of all fire hy-
Dr. Gene Charbonneau talked
to the Board about combining our
efforts on the grants. The Board
suggested that he and Johnny Eu-
banks get together and try to work
Marvin Dubert talked about
the Health Council. The Health
Council's e-mail address is liberty-
email@example.com. Dubert said
that they have an appointment
with Clay Smallwood with St. Joe.
He would like for Commissioner
L.B. Arnold to attend this meeting
with them concerning land for the
Motion to appoint Davis Stou-
tamire and Joe Brown to com-
municate the concerns of Liberty
County to the Governor regarding
the allocation of the waters of the
river basin was made by Butcher,
seconded by Johnson and car-
Clerk Robert Hill told the Board
that Joe Brown could not attend
the board meeting tonight due to
eye surgery. There was discus-
sion about a letter that Apalachi-
cola River Keepers will be send-
ing and that we needed to sign it
as soon as possible because it is
Motion to approve the Tech-
nical Assistance Grant in the
amount of $100,000.00 was made
by Butcher, seconded by Johnson
Motion to approve a community
budget application grant request
in the amount of $300,000.00 was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Butcher and carried.
Motion to nominate Davis Stou-
tamire to continue serving on the
Apalachee Regional Planning
Council was made by Johnson,
seconded by Butcher and carried.
Clerk Robert Hill gave an up-
date on the sports complex in
Hosford. He said that we are very
high on the FRDAP list for next
There was discussion concern-
ing a driver's license examination
office to be housed in the Tax Col-
There was discussion about
extending water lines in Sumatra.
The Engineers have recommend-
ed that we not put any more on
until we get another well.
Tom Keenan has requested
that this letter be included in the
minutes. (To the Liberty County
Board of County Commissioners:
The Veterans Memorial Railroad
has recently received an exceed-
ingly valuable donation from the
North Florida Rock Company and
C.W. Roberts Construction Com-
pany. North Florida Rock has giv-
en us 350 cubic yards of crushed
lime rock for ballast on our rail-
road track extension which is just
getting under way. C.W. Roberts
Company has volunteered to haul
the rock from the Jackson County
mine to the railroad at no charge.
This generous support of the rail-
road by these good corporate
citizens is very greatly appreci-
ated. The railroad folks would also
greatly appreciate if the Board of
County Commissioners would in-
corporate this acknowledgement
of very welcome support of our
efforts to build a first class facility
by incorporating it in the minutes
of the January 8th meeting. Sin-
cerely, Tom Keenan.)
Motion by Butcher to write a let-
ter to Talquin Electric and request
that the 3-phase power in Suma-
tra remain, seconded by Johnson
Motion to pay the bills was
made by Butcher, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Motion to adjourn was made by
Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire
Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Dexter Barber, Chairman
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served with all meals.
BREAKFAST IS THE SAME
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by Kelley Wood, Meagan Benton,
Chelsea Snowden and Alisha Strawn
ATHLETIC SIGNING-- Three
senior football players from BHS
signed to play for the colleges of
their choice Wednesday, Feb. 6.
After some words of encouragement
by Coach Jordan and descriptions
of their schools, the players signed
their letters of intent with their
Cory Cox, son of Lisa and Blane
Cox, quarterback for the Tigers,
signed with the University of North
Alabama in Florence. He chose
UNA because he did not want to
be far away from his family; his
brother Chase is attending college
about three-hours away. He intends
to coach college football one day.
His family is planning to move to
Birmingham, so they are glad both
of their sons will not be too far
away. Coach Jordan commented
that Cory was "hard-working and
self-motivated;" he believes Cory
will do well in college football.
Cory is the third BHS player to go
Ryan Baker, son of Terry and
Lynn Baker, has been recruited
by Louisiana State University.
Ryan visited LSU last May and
said "It was everything I hoped
it would be!" He played running
back and linebacker for the Tigers,
and will be playing linebacker for
LSU. He plans on majoring in
physical therapy for four years. In
ten years he would like to be playing
professional football for the New
Jonathon Lockhart, defensive
back for the Tigers, signed with
Georgia Tech. He is the son of Alan
Copeland and Stephanie Elkins.
When asked why he chose Georgia
Tech he said because of its "high
standards in academics." When he
gets older he would like to pursue
a career in Engineering while living
in Atlanta. His family is extremely
proud of his accomplishments as
well as the Tigers' head coach, Greg
Jordan. "If Lockhart applies the
same amount of effort as he does
athletically to everything in his life
I am sure he will succeed," says
Congratulations to our Tigers!
May they continue to go far in
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There is a limited, amount of space
in the ad section, so ads will be
sold on a first come basis. Mrs.
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The deadline for purchasing ads is
VALENTINE DELIVERIES -
Feb. 14 is early release for BHS
students. It is also Valentine's
Day and please remember that all
deliveries are to be taken directly to
the BHS Auditorium. No balloons
are allowed. Deliveries to BHS
should be completed by 10 a.m.
COMPETITION by Alisha
Strawn. The BHS Competition
Cheerleading Squad competed in
the Chipola Cheer Extravaganza
Sunday afternoon. Those that came
got to see what cheerleading was
really about. They got to see many
squads perform as well as the
Chipola College squad and two
from FSU. Although we only placed
as Honorable Mention, we are
very proud of ourselves. For this
competition we were just "getting
our feet wet" as you may say. So for
our next event come out to support
us and see what changes we made.
Bozeman will represent the BHS
Junior class in the West Florida
Electric Coop Competition and
Wesley Newsome will represent
the BHS Junior class in the Gulf
Coast Electric Competition.
Congratulations and good luck!
B-town High School
Calendar of Events I
Wednesday, Feb. 13 -
Baseball home w/Graceville,
6 p.m.; FBLA District Rally at
Thursday, Feb. 14 Early
Friday, Feb. 15 Baseball
away at Wewa, 6 p.m.;
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at Chipola College for BHS;
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Turnovers cost Altha Wildcats in district basketball tourney
BLOUNTSTO W N, passing lanes in the second quarter, Drew Brazell knocked down each chipped in 2 points. Corde
FEBRUARY 8-They still hoped picking off the Wildcats' passes 11 points while pulling down 8 came away with 2 rebounds and
to be playing this Thursday, but which resulted in easy transition rebounds. Drew swatted away 3 2 steals. Ethan had a rebound and
costly turnovers resulting in easy baskets and a 25-14 halftime lead. .. Hornets' shot attempts, he had a a steal while Cale also picked a
buckets forthe Cottondale Hornets In the third period Cottondale by Jim McIntosh, steal and an assist. Hornet's pocket.
(10-1; 6-3, 2-2A) ended Altha's widened the gap to 41-25. contributing sport writer Kevin Saldana put up 7 points Although it didn't end like they
(14-8; 5-4, 2-2A) basketball In shooting percentages the contributing port writer (including a 3-pointer) and he wanted, the Wildcats are to be
season and the high school career Hornets topped the Wildcats only of 15) to 43% (10 of 23) for the collected 5 rebounds. commended on a season full of
of seven senior Wildcats, in field goals, 54% (20 of 37) to Hornets. Jake Edenfield stroked one exciting play for their fans.
This semi-final district 48% (12 of 25%). From beyond Josh McIntosh led the Wildcats from beyond the arc and one at the And the players would like to
tournament game started out slowly the arc Altha shot 23% (3 of 13) in scoring with 13 points charity stripe. Also, Jake cleared thank the best fans in the world
in the first quarter with Cottondale to Cottondale's 13% (1 of 8). (including a 3-pointer) along a rebound. Corde Beauchamp, for your encouragement and
up by one, 8-7, at the end of it. The The Wildcats were also better at with 5 rebounds, an assist, a steal, Ethan Byler, and Cale Chafin support throughout this season.
Hornets began stepping into the the charity stripe, making 53% (8 and he rejected a Hornet's shot (who was back after missing 3 You were certainly a large part of
attempt. games with a high ankle sprain) their successful year.
Wildcats baseball action is underway!
The Altha Wildcats' baseball teams began their regular season this
week. The junior varsity Wildcats hosted Hosford in a twin-bill this past
Monday (check out next week's issue for game details). The varsity
squad travels to Perry tomorrow (Thursday) to take on the Taylor County
Bulldogs in a 4 p.m.(CT) game. Then it's back home to The Cotton Patch
for a three-game home stand. This Friday the Wildcats tangle with the
R.F. Munroe Bobcats. The junior varsity game is set for 4 p.m. (CT)
and first pitch of the varsity game is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT). On
Monday the 4-A East Gadsden Jaguars come calling for a varsity-only
contest at 5:30 p.m. (CT). The Wildcats will host the Aucilla Christian
Warriors on Tuesday. The varsity Wildcats take to the diamond first at
1 p.m. (CT) followed by junior varsity action at 3 p.m. (CT).
With 8 of the 9 starting varsity players being seniors, the Wildcats
are anticipating a great season but they know it can't happen without
their Wildcat fans.
by Meagan Wiltse
At the beginning of the year, Cats' Cuisine students were divided into
groups and each group was asked to create their own restaurant. The groups
came up with their own restaurant name, location, menu, cost of equipment.
They hired other students in Cats' Cuisine to be their servers, cooks and
managers. This semester as you dine at Cats' Cuisine,. be prepared to
experience a different meal from each style of restaurant. The atmosphere
and menu will be based around a group's restaurant. Our next serving date
will be on Thursday, Feb. 21. The restaurant for this date will based around
the popular '80's movie, "Saturday Night Fever." We hope you will come
dine with us each time and experience a new sensation.
The menu for "Saturday Night Fever" will be Garden Salad, Chicken
Parmesan Calzone and Strawberry Shortcake. Seating times are 11:40 a.m.
and 12:30 p.m. For reservations call Altha School at 762-3121 by Tuesday,
Feb. 19. The price is $6 per plate.
ALTHA SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS -
Thursday, Feb. 14 Early Release Day 1 p.m.; V Baseball at Taylor
County 4 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 15 2nd & 3rd grade program 9 a.m.: Throssell Literature
Festival at Chipola College: JV/V Baseball vs Munroc 4/6:00 p.m.
Monday Feb. 18 Varsity softball vs. Aucilla 5 p.m.: V Baseball vs East
SGadsden 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 19 V/JV Baseball vs. Aucilla 1/3 p.m.: MS Softball vs
I BMS 3 p.m.: V Softball at Munroe 5 p.m.
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Officers from across the U.S. will be at Chipola this week
forcement officers from as
far west as Colorado and as
far north as New York are on
the campus of Chipola Col-
lege this week hoping to be-
come certified officers in the
state of Florida.
Chipola's Public Service
program offers one of only
a few Out-of-State Equiva-
lency programs in Florida.
The 40-hour refresher course
gives officers from other
states the opportunity to take
the same exam that officers
must pass to work in Flori-
Steve Anderson, who over-
sees the Chipola program,
says, "Because of our high
passing rates and low cost,
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Morton said he found simi-
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John Oreolt, a ten-year
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New York City policeman
Mike Bauta is in familiar
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week. Bauta played baseball
for Chipola in 1994 and even
served as the school's mascot
at basketball games. He has
worked for the NYPD for
three years and is looking to
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This past Thursday, February 7th, Liberty County Sheriff's Department
rounded up an unusual group of suspects. Local citizens, innocent
until proven guilty, were booked and held until they posted bail for
a "FUNdraising" event for Hosford Elementary-Jr. High's 8th Grade
Class. Richard Brown, Kenny King, Marc McCaskill, Kyle Peddie,
Thomas "Bubba" Rast, Sue Summers, Dan White, and Joan Wright,
were served a "Notice to Volunteer" to raise funds for the Hosford
8th grade trip. The suspects called friends and family to secure
* their bail in order to be released.
Several other citizens, unable to
be present at the event, made
donations as well. It was definitely
a fun event and the Hosford
8th grade class wants to say
thank you to all those who came
out and to those who helped
these "suspects" raise the bail
amount. Just right at $2,500.00
was collected for the trip.
The Hosford 8th grade will
be having a (Sweetheart) dance
Friday Feb. the 15 for grades
6, 7, 8th from 7 to 11 p.m. and
Saturday Feb. 16 for grades
3,4,5th from 7 to 9 p.m.
Admission will be $5 and all
money will go towards Hosford's
8th grade trip.
The Cornerstone Market
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Call 762-2113 Easter Baskets
Located at Shelton's Corner in Altha
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BRISTOL William Jackie Wimberly, 56, died
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at his home. He was born
in Blountstown and had lived in Liberty County
since 1995, coming from Lee County. He was a
brick and block mason and was a member of the
Survivors include his mother, Hazel Harrington
of Bristol; a son, Adam Kimbrell of Florida; a
daughter, Angie Cline of Cape Coral; one brother,
Stevie Wayne Wimberly of Ft. Myers; two sisters,
Joyce Ann Rankin and Linda Sue Goethe, both of
Rock Bluff; two grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time. Memorial-
ization will be by cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.
BLOUNTSTOWN Michael David Sulewski,
62, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008. He was born on
Sept. 30, 1945 in Ohio and later moved to Blount-
stown in 1984. He was a manager for Bank of
America. He served as an elder in the congregation
of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Bonnie
L. Sulewski of Blountstown; four sons, Jeremiah
Sulewski of Dublin, GA, Micah Sulewski of
Monroe, NC, Jason Sulewski and Josh Sulewski,
both of Blountstown; two daughters, Audra Lynn
Munoz of Toledo, OH and Michelle Scroggins of
Madison; his mother, two brothers, two sisters and
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb.
16, 2008 at 2 p.m. (CT) at the Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses in Blountstown.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the
Blountstown Fire Department.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.
for your comfort,
needs & concerns.
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Owner & Manager Li Fneral Director
211 E. Jefferson St., Quincy
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MAMIE LEE GLISSON
LAKE CITY- Mamie Lee Glisson, 86, former-
ly of Blountstown, died Friday, Feb. 08, 2008, in
Lake City. She was born in Kinard and had lived in
Lake City for the past 12 years.
Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Lee
Brown of Tallahassee; eight grandchildren, Bryan,
J.D., Sandy, Jason, Jennifer, Thomas, Blake, and
Shannon; eight great-grandchildren and one great-
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 at
Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with
Rev. David Odum officiating. Interment followed in
Nettle Ridge Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the ar-
HOSFORD Allie Williams, 79, died Tuesday,
Feb. 12, 2008 in Blountstown. She had lived in Lib-
erty County most of her life and attended the Telogia
Assembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Ray
Williams; a daughter, Hattie Inez "Sister" Williams;
and a great grandson, Hunter Wilson.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Elbert
Williams of Hosford; a daughter, Gwinell Wilson
and her husband, David of Apalachicola; four sisters,
Ruby Bridges and Margaret Linton, both of Blount-
stown, Mittie Pate of Clarksville and Elese Price of
Wewahitchka; a sister-in-law, Thelma Burch of Scotts
Ferry; three grandchildren, David Wilson Jr. and his
wife, Shelly, Brenda Standish and her husband, Paul
and Gwin Shiver and her husband, Leonard; 10 great-
grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
(ET). Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at Adams Funeral
Home in Bristol.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. (ET) Thursday, Feb.
14, 2008 at Telogia Assembly of God Church with
Rev. Thomas Adams officiating. Interment will fol-
low in the Hosford Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of the
as McKnight, 60, died Sunday,
Feb. 10, 2008. He was born in
Panama City and had lived in
Wewahitchka for the past 29
years. He was a mill worker for
St. Joe Paper Company for 24
Survivors include his wife,
Linda of Wewahitchka; a son,
Rusty McKnight of Wewahitch-
ka; two brothers, Scotty McK-
night of Marathon and Dennis
McKnight of Wewahitchka; a
sister, Elaine Raffield of Panama
City; one grandson, Chase McK-
The family will receive friends
from 5 to 7 p.m. (CT), Thursday,
Feb. 14, 2008 at Adams Funeral
Home in Blountstown.
Graveside services will be
held at 2 p.m. (CT), Friday, Feb.
15, 2008 at Lake Mystic Cem-
etery in Bristol with Rev. Robert
Miller officiating. Interment will
follow with full military honors.
Adams Funeral Home in
Blountstown is in charge of the
continued on page 23
I'm somebody special,
But yet I'm just me.
What makes me special
Is you Three.
Is yesterday gone...
Or could today I just borrow?
And keep it for tomorrow.
Did we learn well
Our reds from blues
And simple words of
I Love You's.
Together we saw Yesterday, Today,
And promises of Tomorrow.
We felt love, happiness,
Grief and sorrow.
V You learned how to walk.
You learned how to talk.
'This is all true, but
Did we forget how to say
I Love You?
S Y'all are Special!
Yes, you Three.
I w I hold you near
And dear to me!
If I was there
And you were all near,
Would we sit or take a walk?
I would listen and you could talk.
And took my tomorrow.
Was yesterday mine
S Or did time I just borrow?
Could we borrow one yesterday?
Could we laugh and could we play?
SLet not our yesterdays be an ending,
But let today be a new beginning.
SLet's start over from yesterday
With our colors of reds and blues,
Skinned knees and I Love You's.
y All those Yesterday's, Todays
And Tomorrows I want to keep,
SFor it's y'alls love I hold so deep.
As you see, I wasn't Special
Until you Three!
As we go from Today to Tomorrow
Let's not forget, as we often do
Of yesterdays and I Love You's.
S To my children
S Written Sept. 1989.
In Sept. 1991, I lost one
of "The Three."
ONCE UPON A TIME
"THERE WAS YOU THREE"
But in one instant
That wasn't to be.
I didn't realize it their.
But God had given me much.
At this time
I was so hurt.
For I was left with just
Two to touch.
And traveling on life's rocky roads,
Many of them being
Long and rough.
I've stumbled and fell
"Lord, that's enough!"
He said my child,
"An invitation's a must.
But all that happens,
In Me you must trust.
I said, "Lord, where in me would you start?"
"Cause don't you see now,
I have a broken heart."
He answered and said,
Yes, child, yes
I see all of your pain.
But placing your trust in Me,
You have everything to gain.
With Me there's nothing to face alone,
For I've left you with a promise.
I'll return again someday
And take you home.
I stop asking those questions, "Why?"
And with my Lord ,&
I want to rely. ff[
So he gave me an eraser
By way of bended knees.
He said "Invite Me in your heart
And ask of your needs..."
As I knelt and begin to pray,
I felt His presence and saw His light
To guide my way.
*A lThe years have rolled by.
With God's plan.
And He placed in my life
A wonderful man.
God loves me enough,
He's forgiven all "my messings"
And chose to give me
Many more blessings.
Among those blessing in His plan,
He gave me six
And all them grand (kids).
With these blessings,
Lord let me not make my past mistakes.
But on bended knees
Do what it takes.
When we're faced with life's roads,
One so narrow, the other so wide.
Keep us strong in you
So the right way, we decide.
And if once again
We should stumble and fall,
Pick us up Lord
And brace us against
The Comforter's wall.
For I know ole Satan
SWorks with mighty rages,
/ To tear out our names
From The Good Book's pages.
Help me teach them
Ways that are right
With you first in their lives
They can win the fight.
For we know now
Of your saving Grace /
And we want our reward
In that Heavenly place.
For no matter the darkness...
Night or day.
We know Lord
You're just a prayer away.
-ipen my heart and ears
To Your call
And I'll answer back
Giving my all.
"I Love You, Lord"
And I'm gonna do my best.
I know You love me too
And with You I'll rest.'
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Peavy Funeral Home
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Funeral Services with Dignity,
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Telephone (850) 674-2266
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Fresh flowers are a popular
gift on holidays and with good
reason. Ninety-two percent of
American women can remember
the last time they were given
flowers, and fresh flowers have
an immediate positive impact on
Flowers are always an
appropriate gift, but with so many
florists, how do you choose one
that's right for you?
Look for a floral shop that offers
the product mix, level of service
and design style that fit your
needs. Word of mouth is often the
best resource when looking for a
florist. An outstanding florist will
have a good reputation in your
Select a florist who'll
get to know you, keep track
of your favorite flowers, and
send reminders of upcoming
special occasions. Find one with
convenient hours and a guarantee
Look for artistry in the florist's
designs and presentation. A great
shop carries a complete selection
of different, high-quality flowers.
It should also provide floral
food with purchases and offer
instructions for proper care.
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leaves (which normally supply
carbohydrates to flowers
through photosynthesis) have
been removed. The bleach
suppresses bacterial growth. If
vinegar is used, it suppresses
bacterial growth by providing an
unfriendly, acid pH.
There are many good
solutions available, and their use
will save you the time of mixing a
homemade solution. When using
a commercial product, be sure
to follow the directions on the
floral preservative packet--most
packets are for either one pint or
one quart of water.
If your vese solution begins to
become cloudy, re-cut the stems
and place into new solution.
Check the water level of the
container or vase daily and add
water plus preservative when
Florists keep their display
arrangements in a cooler for good
reason. Flowers last much longer
at cooler temperatures than at
room temperature. Keep your
cut flowers out of the hot sun
and away from heat sources, and
they'll reward you with longer
Keep flowers away from
cigarette smoke and ripening
fruit, because they contain
ethylene gas, which is harmful
A good florist and proper care
of fresh flowers can make any
occasion a memorable one.
Theresa Friday is the
Extension Agent for Santa Rosa
County. The use of trade names,
if used in this article, is solely for
the purpose ofproviding specific
information. It is not a guarantee,
warranty; or endorsement of the
product name(s) and does not
signify, that they are approved to
the exclusion of others.
For additional information
about all of the county extension
services and other articles of
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For those receiving fresh
flowers this Valentine's Day,
increase the lifespan of your
beautiful flowers by following
these easy steps.
Chose flowers whose blooms
have not yet fully opened. Roses,
for example, should only be about
one-third fully opened when
purchased from a florist. The
blooms should be bright in color,
not faded, and look upright and
fresh, not wilted.
Handle your flowers
carefully-they are delicate and
Flowers must remain in
water at all times. Cut the stems
of boxed flowers, such as roses
or carnations, under water. This
prevents air from plugging the
moisture-conducting tubes in
the stems. Cut flowers that have
been out of water more than a
few minutes should have a small
portion of the lower stem cut off
so that water will move up fi-eely
when it is returned to water.
Strip away the bottom leaves
that would be below the water
level. As leaves decay, they cause
bacteria to grow in the water.
Bacterial growth inside stems
is the prime reason that fresh
A good homemade keeping
solution is V2 cup white sugar
and one teaspoon of bleach or
vinegar to one gallon water at
room temperature or warmer.
The sugar supplies carbohydrates
to the flower, since roots and
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.ITEMS FOR SALE
Teddy bears, $3-$4 each; two la-
dies sun hats with flowers, $6; white
bedspread, $20. Call 674-3264.
Playstation 3, brand new from
Walmart, two controllers, two
games, paid $560, asking $500.
Call 674-3264 or 867-4104.
Restaurant equipment: includes
shake machine, meat slicer, sinks,
warming oven, pizza oven and
regular oven, make offer. Call
674-3264. 2-6, 2-13
Baby girl clothes, $1 and up. Call
Texas Hold 'em table, for more
information, call 379-8276 or
510-0932. 2-6, 2-13
Pendant light fixture, elegant Hunter
Kenroy brand, still in box unopened.
Leftover from building project, cul-
tured alabaster shade, uses three
60-watt bulbs, E-Z Install, oxford
silver finish, measures 20" by 16"
wide, comes with eight foot wire and
two foot chain. Photo on box. Asking
$125. Can be seen at The Journal
office in Bristol on Summers Road.
Wooden desk, $30. Call
674-3264. 2-13, 2-20
Hospital bed, $100 or best offer.
Call 643-3626. 2-13,2-20
Armoire, holds TV, paid $200,
asking $100 or best offer. Call
Bookshelf, five shelves, $10. Call
Singer sewing machine cabinet,
125 years old, needstop glass, $50.
Call 674-3264. 2-6.2-13
M & W Self
7 days a week service
10'x 20' ........$70
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597 u A
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
cleaning, renovations, i -
painting, vinyl, 9.
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
45" solid oak coffeetable, $75; 26"
solid oak end table, matches coffee
table, $35; 22" color tv with remote,
three months old, excellent condi-
tion, $85; two oil heaters, $20 each.
Call 447-1533 after 3 p.m. Monday
thru Friday. 2-6, 2-13
Stove top, drop-in, four burners,
white, electric, 301/2x 21 1/2 in size,
$100. Call 566-9922. 2-13,2-20
Stove and oven, sink and refrigera-
tor unit, electric, valued at $1,100,
asking $80. Call 674-3264. 2-6,2-13
8 mm Mauser rifle, $160. Call
Riding lawn mower, Murray
wide body 12.5 hp, 40" cut, Model
#40508x92D, good condition, ask-
ing $500 or best offer; big hog trailer
for riding lawn mower, W37"xL51",
removable sliding rear gate and tilt
function for easy unloading, good
condition, $250 or best offer. If
bought together, offering both for
$700. Call (850) 383-1985. 2-13. 2-20
Weed whacker/edger, battery
operated, made by Works, includes
six spools of string, two batteries,
used twice, $75. Call 674-2480.
Even small ads"
get a lot of
Just because you're on a
tight budget doesn't mean
you can't afford an ad!
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Week of Feb. 17 to Feb. 23
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, your idea to fund a ven-
ture fills a void that you've been
trying to fill for a while. How-
ever, use caution and take it slow
when making big decisions.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, it's hard to resist friends,
especially when they approach
you with a "can't-miss" plan.
Use your better judgement be-
fore you get in over your head.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Strange conversations with
a family member put you on
guard, Gemini. Unfortunately,
you can't focus on much other
than those words. Tuesday is en-
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
This week will make for busy
travel, Cancer. It's much more
than just the typical work com-
mute. Think about spending
more time in the comfort of
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, there are a lot of elements
in the universe intent on getting
2005 Toyota Tundra, 35K miles,
V-8, 4WD, white, new 20" chrome
rims and custom exhaust, clean,
$23,500. Call 674-8478 after 6
p.m. 2-13, 2-20
1976 Ford F100, 4WD, 360 motor,
four speed transmission, $1,200.
Call 762-9396 or 272-6258.
2001 Cadillac Deville, 100K miles,
four door, all electric, AM/FM CD
player, everything works, $8,000 or
best offer. Call 643-9723. 2-13, 2-20
1991 Dodge Power Ram 150,318
motorauto transmission, 4WD, runs
good, new transfer case, needs
trans work, $1,200 or best offer.
Call 556-1735. 2-13, 2-20
2 Ford Taurus S.H.O's,(Super
High Output) one is 1989, other is
1990, asking $1,500 for both. Call
674-3407. 2-13, 2-20
1987 Dodge Ram 50 pickup, good
body, transmission, tires, needs mo-
tor work, $450 or trade for running
vehicle. Call 762-3264.
1998 Ford Escort, asking $750,
call 643-1514. 2-13,2-20
2004 F150 FX4 truck, 4WD,
leather interior, excellent condition,
$21,900. Call 643-4362. 2-13,2-20
1995 Isuzu truck, needs engine
work, good body, $775. Call
in your path. Suit up for the real-life
video game that will be your life for
the next week.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Try to show compassion when news
is brought to light, Virgo, even if
you know the person at the center
has acted poorly. Now is not the
time to say, "I told you so."
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
.In a rush to get out of work one day,
Libra, miscommunication may oc-
cur. You could be in the dog house
for a few days because of these
actions. Romance is eclipsed by
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Unexpected expenses are par for the
course this week, Scorpio. Fortu-
nately, you've had that "rainy day"
fund set aside for some time now.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Let sleeping dogs lie, Sagittarius.
You don't want to get involved in
something this week that will pull
you in and trap you for a while.
Travel sounds like a great idea.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Capricorn, this week you may dis-
close something personal that you
1991 Nissan 300ZX Coupe, auto,
needs one head replaced, motor is
strong with great oil pressure, body
in good shape, $1,200 firm. Call
209-1913 or 762-8560. 2-13,2-20
1992 Toyota pickup, 4WD, $2,200
or best offer. Call 674-2469.2-13,2-20
1989 Oldsmobile car, very good
condition, runs and looks very good,
good paint job andA/C, 78Koriginal
miles, automatic, CD player, $1,200.
Call 209-0964 or 674-1044.
1995 Dodge Ram 1500, brand
new Nike rebuilt engine, very good
condition and clean. Call 379-8276
or 510-0932. 2-6,2-13
Aero Star van, runs good, $600.
Call 237-1480. 2-6,2-13
1994 Chevrolet high top van,
custom size, white and mauve color,
inside looks like new, $1,500. Call
379-3332, for more information.
1973 International Scout, 4WD,
runs, $700 or best offer. Call
674-4926. 2-6, 2-13
1990 Chevy Lumina mini-van,
automatic, heat and air, runs, needs
battery, $1,200. Call 643-5917.
2000 Toyota Camry, blue in color,
four door, pow,-- ows, CD/tape
player, SOLD )n and great
gas m ,3,500. Call (850)
never had intended. You'll have to live
with the consequences for more time than
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, while others around you seem
down and out, you're a breath of fresh air
and optimism. Don't let others bring you
down as you enjoy these days.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Get creative with recreational ideas, Pi-
sces. The funds aren't there for a grand
escape, but you can still have fun.
Paris Hilton, Socialite (27)
Matt Dillon, Actor (44)
Seal, Singer (45)
Andrew Shue, Actor (41)
Kelsey Grammer, Actor (53)
Drew Barrymore, Actress (33)
Dakota Fanning, Actress (14)
1998 Park Avenue, green in color,
four door, leather. nr"'- eats and
windows, -' SOLQ D r, almost
brand newt ..,-usnewengine,
$1,000. Call (850) 556-8053.
1993 Ford Star Craft conversion
van, super clean, runs good, new
transmission, four captain chairs,
electric folding bed, $3,500. Call
762-8726 after 6 p.m. 2-6,2-13
1997 Ford Probe, gold hatchback
with tinted windows, A/C works
but not blowing out cold air, new
battery and plugs, motor replaced
four years ago, 55,000 miles on
new motor, needs radio, runs good,
automatic transmission, keyless
entry, $1,500. Call 447-0376 or
1987 Suzuki Samurai 4WD, looks
good, runs great, everything works,
brand new top, 31x1l1.50 tires with
new wheels, $3,000 or best offer.
Call 762-3045 or 209-5270.2-6,2-13
1999 Ford Mustang, good condi-
tion, $1,500. Call 209-9943.2-6,2-13
2006 Jeep Commander, limited
edition, loaded, navigational sys-
tem, DVD player, sunroof, low miles,
$31,000. Call 762-2906. 2-6, 2-13
1966 Ford pickup Twin Beam
I, good condition, original motor
with 85,000 miles, $6,500. Call
2-6,2-13 AUTO ACCESSORIES & PARTS
Radiator, new, fits small Chrysler
products, $50. Call 762-3264.
Tonneau cover for 2000 and up
Chevrolet or GMC short bed, fiber-
glass with keys, $1,200 new, asking
$400. Call 209-1913 or 762-8560. .
Alloy wheels, set of GMC stock
16" alloy wheels off of a 2000
GMC, great looking rims, $125. Call
209-1913 or 762-8560. 2-13,2-20
*Mobile home lots
*3BR/2BA mobile home with
central heat and air
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment 2
bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reason-
ably priced. Immediate closing.
Call (850) 544-5441
or (850) 899-7700
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Camper shell top, fits pickup
truck base 8.3 ft. long x 6 ft. wide,
aluminum, fair shape, $30. Call
762-3264. 2-13, 2-20
16 ft. car trailer, $750 or best offer.
Call 674-2469. 2-13 2-20
2003 Honda 750, cherry red, all
chromed out, $350 worth of saddle-
bags, less than 8K miles, $3,800
firm. Call 643-3207. 2-13,2-20
2006 Honda Rancher 350 ES,
yellow, never been in the woods or
mud, only rode in yard, low miles,
low hours, $3,600. Call 556-3119.
2005 Honda Shadow, less than
5,000 miles, lots of chrome and
accessories, $4,000 firm. Call
643-6318 days, 643-2839 eve-
Dirtbike, $500. Call 643-3626.
2006 750 Honda Shadow, burnt
orange, lots of chrome, 11,000
miles, excellent condition, $5,000.
Call 762-5472. 2-6, 2-13
Plywood bateau style boat, 14 ft.,
25 Evinrude, electric start, trolling
motor, sticksteering, anchor mates,
trailer, $1,800. Call 674-4196.
Boat trailer, 14 ft., $100. Call
379-8973. 2-6, 2-13
16 ft. Supra bass boat, and trailer,
75 hp Mercury outboard, good
shape, new floor and carpet, $2,600
or best offer or trade for decent ve-
hicle. Call 447-0357. 2-6, 2-13
Three bedroom, one
and a half bath mobile
home on Ochlocknee
River. Water and sewer
included. $400 month.
Also, two lots for rent.
...- .i '-
$149 Queen Pillow-Top Chiro
Rest Mattress Set.
Manufacturer wrapped with
LEATHER SOFA /LOVESEAT.
unused, lifetime warranty,
sacrifice $795. (delivery avail).
NEW Queen Orthopedic
Pillowtop Mattress Set in
Sealed Plastic, Warranty.
$279, Can Deliver. 850-222-
DINING ROOM Beautiful
cherry table, 6 chairs, lighted
china cabinet. Brand new in
boxes, can deliver. Must
move, $799. 850-545-7112
Queen Cherry 6-pc Sleigh
Bed Set. $2400 value,
BRAND NEW must sacrifice
SOLID WOOD Cherry sleigh
bed BRAND NEW in box,
$250. (850) 545-7112
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
2004 Layton Scout bunk model
camper, 24 ft., sleeps 4-6, separate
front bed, clean, all works, half off
new price, $8,900. Call 762-8726
after 6 p.m. 2-6, 2-13
2006 Forest River Salem, travel
trailer, 30 ft., big slide, bunk house,
large tub/shower, many extras, less
than 200 miles on road, garage
kept, $14,900 or best offer. Call
Wanted: 1997,1998, or 199
urn, body.must be good co
and clean title. Call 762-845
Wanted: Will buy junk ca
will move, any condition
Wanted: Junk cars and
any condition, we pay cas
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell.
T & HEAVY HOMES & LA
TOOLS & HEAWY
Backhoe attachment for a
3-point hitch. Call 643-6589
Wanted: 3 bedroom, 1 1/2o
house or mobilehome (mus
private lot), professional fam
smokers, seeking quiet, safe
rentor lease, petfriendly (ou
Wanted: Fur material to
teddy bear. Call 674-3264.
Home in Altha with one
1,320 sq. ft., three bedroom
bath, for sale by owner, $10
2-13, 2-20 Big Ioton Chipola River, loc
Calhoun County. Call 643-1
1999 Clayton mobile I
ir2bath 16x80, three bedroom, twc
st be on on 1.5 acres, Bristol area.
ily, non- tank, city water, garden tub
areato two walk-in closets in maste
doorss. large back deck, concrete p
frontwith small sidewalk, boa
make a comes with all appliances inc
2-6,2-13 washer and dryer, $64,900
i9 Sat- Brick Home, on 1.3 acres, lots
nditi of trees, on Black Bottom Road,
59. 1,900+ sq. ft. 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2
2-6,2-13 bath, living room, dining room, sun-
room, kitchen with lots of cabinets
rs and and appliances plus breakfast area,
i. Call newly remodeled with new roof, all
T. 7-2-08 new floors, 2 HVAC units, fireplace
with blower, 7 ceiling fans, storage
trucks shed, above-ground pool with new
h. Call liner, $149,000. Call 272-6838 or
762-4481. 2-6, 2-13
UFN 1996 Jacobson doublewide,
28x60, central heat and air, four
bedroom, two bath with study, ap-
ND pliances and two porches included.
Excellent condition, must be moved.
acre, Call 762-9333. 1-23T.2-13
;ated in Pekingese/Chihuahua mix pup-
514. pies, one born withouttail, the other
UFN with tail, male and female.Available
Feb. 13, first shots and wormed,
home, $100 each. Call 447-3108.
home, 2-13, 2-20
Septic Pug/Chihuahua mix, free to a lov-
be and ing home, small black male dog,
r suite, neutered, would be good house
atio on dog. Call 762-1959. 2-13, 2-20
eluding Chihuahua puppies, $100 each;
S- cludng full grown male Chihuahua, free to
0. Call good home. Call 762-8566.
Square bails........ $5
Rolls for........... 35
Call Nick at (850)
762-8333 day, night
and weekends call
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NEW HOUSE FOR SALE
3 bedroom, 2 bath house, 1,332 sq. ft. under
roof, custom shingles, vinyl siding, laminate
and carpet flooring, along with ceramic in the
bathrooms. Sits on 3/4 acre lot on Black Bot-
tom Road., approximately five miles south of
Call (850) 899-0269 or 674-7138
Free puppies to a good home, one
brown female, one black and white
female, four black and white males,
bulldog mix, nine weeks old, shots
are up to date. Call 674-8889.
Pekingese puppies, ready Feb.
8, three females, two males, first
shots and worried. Call 379-3066
or 363-8178. 2-6,2-13
Free puppies, seven, free to good
home, Australian Shepherds. Call
674-9827 or 643-1726. 2-6, 2-13
LOST & FOUND
Lost: Chihuahua, male, brownish
black in color with white over eyes
and feet. Answers to Max. He was
lost in the vicinity of downtown Hos-
ford. Will give small reward if found.
Call 379-3316. 2-13, 2-20
Lost: Black female cat, 14 years
old, name is "Callie," in the vicinity of
the Exxon station in Altha on Friday
night, Feb. 1, reward offered. Call
404-697-3680 or 770-945-3916.
Lost: Blanket-back walker dog,
male, lost around the vicinity of
Lake Mystic, wearing an orange
collar, has two M's tattooed on each
back leg. Call 447-4094, 447-4096
or 643-4701. 2-6, 2-13
Inside garage sale: Friday, Feb.
15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 8:30
a.m. to 4 p.m.,-located 5 miles north
of Altha at 5812Alliance Rd., rain or
shine. Phone 762-3392. 2-13
Bristol yard sale, Saturday, Feb. 16
beginning at 8 a.m. on Third St. in
Neal Subdivision. Full-size mattress
set, lots of kids clothes and toys,
household items and much more.
Cancel if rain or extreme cold. No
early birds please. Call 643-4270.
: Parents on premises, :
Call 577-1699 or 557-1702
House in Altha, three
bedroom, 1 1/2 bath,
available March 1st
$600mo.- 1st & Last
D. E. Billingsley
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Call (850) 510-3309
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Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes and
Chapter 62-346, Florida Administra-
tive Code (F.A.C.), the following ap-
plications for an Individual Stormwa-
ter Permit have been received by the
Northwest Florida Water Management
Application #121, received January
23, 2008, from the Liberty County
Board of County Commissioners for
development of a park near the Estif-
fanulga Boat Ramp to include a sand
volleyball court, restrooms, a pavilion,
a playground area, a walking trail and
picnic facilities as well as a stormwa-
ter management system on Joe Red
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Interested persons may comment
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training proposed agency action re-
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Northwest Florida Water Management
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Such comments or requests must be -
received by 5:00 p.m. within 14 days
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BERTHA BAIRD JOHNSON
ALTHA Bertha Baird John-
son, 87, died Tuesday, Feb. 12,
2008 at her residence. She was
born Jan. 25, 1921 in Jackson
County and was a lifelong resi-
dent of this area. She was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church
of Altha, the Shelton's Comer
Dominos Club, as well as a mem-
ber of the Baptist Church Jolly
Hearts. She enjoyed cooking, her
church, reading, gardening and
most of all, her family..
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Everett Johnson;
two sons, Wayne and Winnon
Baird; three brothers, Raymond,
Chester and Coy Helms; and one
sister, Clemmie Tidwell.
Survivors include two sons,
Eric Johnson and his wife, Kaye
of Graceville, Eddie Johnson and
Rhonda Lawhon, both of Altha;
six grandchildren and seven
The family will receive friends
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 from
6 to 8 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home
Services will be held Thurs-
day, Feb. 14, 2008 at 2 p.m. at
First Baptist Church in Altha with
Rev. Jim McIntosh and Rev. Billy
Wallace officiating. Interment
will follow in Riverside Cem-
etery in Marianna.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha is
in charge of the arrangements.
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Black Heritage Trail Guide is your roadmap for Black History Month
Florida's rich Black History
throughout February and let VISIT
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The full color guide comprises
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and is available free to consumers
guides. Numerous special
engagements, exhibitions and
events will take place during
Black History Month. Take a trip
down Florida's Black Heritage
Trail and be sure to stop off along
the way for these exciting sights,
sounds, and celebrations.
PENSACOLA Stop by the
Kate Coulson House to see the
PH. Polk Photography Exhibit,
displaying prints that depict
African-American rural farm
workers and studio portraits
of affluent black families and
individuals. On February 19, join
in for art, music,food, and historic
presentations at the Sankofa
Festival hosted at the Pensacola
Junior College Warrington
Campus. (800) 874-1234. www.
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS (near
Fort Walton Beach)- Throughout
the month of February, the Walton
County Heritage Museum presents
"Celebrating Walton County's Black
Heritage. The exhibit displays
photographs from the Museum's
collection and private collections
with interpretive narratives from
the Museum's written and oral
history collections. (800) 822-6877.
TALLAHASSEE On loan
at the Riley House Museum is
an exhibit chronicling the 56th
anniversary of the Tallahassee
Bus Boycott. Travel through time
as the Civil Rights era unfolds,
consuming the lives of ordinary
people. (850) 681-7881. www.
AMELIA ISLAND-Explore the
role of African-Americans during
the course of eight different flags
of occupation at the Amelia Island
Museum of History. Researcher
and experienced presenter, James
Longacre, will give his presentation
at 2 p.m. every Saturday and
Sunday during the month of
February. (904) 261-7378. www.
JACKSONVILLE The Ritz
Theatre & La Villa Museum
heritage with a permanent exhibit
featuring scenes from everyday
life, photographs and artifacts. On
February 12, the Florida Theatre
welcomes the Alvin Ailey American
Dance Theatre, which promotes
the uniqueness of the African-
American cultural experience.
Every Saturday in February, the
Kingsley Plantation hosts its
annual presentation of the lives of
historic enslaved families and their
lifestyles. (800) 733-2668. www.
ST. AUGUSTINE Get a
taste for freedom during Black
History Month celebrations in
St. Augustine. On February 9,
experience Flight to Freedom at
Fort Mose Historic Park where re-
enactors bring the southbound 18th
century "underground railroad" to
life. On February 16, embark on
a narrated tour of St. Augustine s
Civil Rights Landmarks Freedom
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