Volume 28, Number 9 Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008 .=
found dead at home
added to the
Wall of Fame at
by Teresa Eubanks,
A coroner's report re-
veals that Blountstown
Mayor Marsha Harpool,
whose body was found in
her home Friday night, died
of heart congestion.
The death was
discovered when her son,
Adam Harpool, who is
attending the University
of Florida in Gainesville,
contacted the Blountstown
explaining that she didn't
seek the job of mayor
for the title. "She was
really there to bring about
He said she came to
Blountstown in the mid-
1980s for an internship
after receiving her
master's degree in Urban
and Regional Planning.
At the time of her death,
she was employed with
Sunland in Marianna.
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Spelling Bee for
the third year
marks 100th run
in first 2
Police Department to check on
her after she failed to answer
repeated phone calls.
During a Thursday night phone call,
they talked for two hours. Adam said
they discussed one of their favorite
topics politics, and talked about the
Obama-Clinton debate. Although she
had a rare kidney disease and was on
a strict medication regime, he said she
didn't sound tired. "My understanding
was that she was supposed to be getting
better," he said. "I had no idea the
situation was as grave as it was."
Officers arrived around 9 p.m. to find
the house locked with no lights on and
her vehicle parked out front.
A relative who met officers at
the Orange Street residence broke a
window to let them inside after there
was no answer to knocks on the door.
Harpool was found in her bedroom.
Paramedics were unable to resuscitate
The 52-year-old woman made
history in Blountstown when she was
elected mayor in 2006. She was the first
woman and the first African American
to hold that office.
"She was always a very reform-
minded individual who couldn't stand
injustice or inequity," Adam said,
As mayor, she didn't
hesitate to ruffle a few feathers.
"When you had a discussion with
her, you knew exactly what was on
her mind. She was real direct," said
Blountstown Police Chief Glenn
Kimbrel. "We all knew where we stood
with her and that she wanted things
done the right way." He added, "She
was not afraid to ask questions."
He said he believed her- election
as mayor encouraged many of the
community's young people, both black
and white, especially young women.
City Manager James Woods said
Harpool wanted to see community
members working together. "The
thing I think I realize most is that
she really genuinely cared about
making Blountstown a better place.
She sometimes had different ideas
about how to get there, but the goal was
always the same to make a better
community for everybody." He added,
"I think that will be her legacy."
A memorial service will be held.
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at St. Mary's
Baptist Church in Blountstown at 1
p.m. (CT). A second service will be
held later in Bowling Green, KY, where
most of her family lives. Her complete
obituary appears inside on page 22.
Liberty Co. history
PAGE 20 & 21
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A crew from WFSU-TV in Tallahassee
came to Hosford recently to film a segment
on bio-fuel technology. Sam Hatcher of
Liberty Industries gave the crew a tour of
the chip mill and explained how he plans
to turn wood waste and wood chips into
ethanol. The Liberty County segment will
be featured in Part 2 of a documentary,
Farm to Fuel: A Florida Initiative, that
focuses on the state's push to have Florida
farmers use crop waste or produce crops
for bio-fuel The interview will air Thursday
night, Feb. 28 at 8 p m. as part of the
Florida Crossroads program on Channel
11 The program will be repeated at 11 a.m
on Sunday, March 2.
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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
In just two weeks of operation, the new Calhoun County Ambulance Service
has logged 100 runs, according to ambulance service manager Phillip Hill.
The service is currently headquartered at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, but there
are plans to move into a separate building soon, he said.
Hill has hired six full time paramedics and six full time EMTs. The staff
also includes two part-time paramedics and four part-time EMTs.
-..' "We have three licensed vehicles, with two advanced life support
ambulances staffed at this time," Hill said. "We don't like to see
people sick or injured, but we're glad we can be of assistance
-. when they are."
Hill said the community's support of the new service
"has been overwhelming."
A state inspection will be conducted in about two weeks
I ; and he said he expects they will do well.
Following the quick departure of Emergystat, the hospital
association went to work finding a way to keep emergency
services operating in the county. Ambulance workers are
considered hospital employees who work under Calhoun County Emergency
Medical Services, a division of the hospital association.
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by Marti Vickery, Executive Director
WELCOME OUR NEWEST
MEMBERS The Calhoun
County Health Department in
Blountstown and Goulding
Agency in Chipley a public
relations and marketing firm
- Thank you for your support
through your membership with
the Calhoun County Chamber of
TICKETS SELLING FAST
- Thursday, Feb. 28 will be
the Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce Annual Banquet
held at the W. T. Neal Civic
Center in Blountstown. Reception
begins at 6:30 p.m. (CT) and the
award winning Altha culinary
arts program students and
instructor will open the buffet
at 7 p.m. (CT). Music will be
provided by Sammy Tedder.
Several community members
are to be recognized with special
awards. Our State Representative
Marti Coley is scheduled as our
keynote speaker. Tickets are
available to purchase for $20
each. Call the Calhoun County
Chamber office at 850-674-4519
MEMBERSHIP LUNCH Due
to the annual banquet there will not
be a membership lunch meeting
in February. Watch and listen for
more details regarding our March
membership meeting. Visit us
online at: www.calhounco.org
MEETING We will hold
our membership luncheon
Tuesday, March 18 at noon (CT)
at the Calhoun County Senior
Association on Cayson Street
in Blountstown. A full lunch,
including beverages and dessert,
will be served for $7.50. Guest
speaker, Glenda Hutzel from "I
Can Grow, Inc." in Cottondale,
will be presenting a talk on
their organization and some the
benefits of rural agri-tourism
opportunities. In addition,
our March member business
of the month will share some
information. Call the Calhoun
County Chamber office at
674-4519 or 447-1110 to reserve
E C O N O M I C
Calhoun County Enterprise Zone
designations are still in place.
Find out if you can benefit from
the enterprise zone program.
Are you building a new home
or remodeling / expanding your
home or business? If you are
in the designated boundaries of
the Calhoun County Enterprise
Zone, you may be eligible for
some relief. Contact the Calhoun
County Chamber of Commerce
to receive more information.
674-4519 or 447-1110.
The "Prayer Box" is an expression of love and
hope for all who wear them as
well as those who give them.
Simply write down a prayer
on a small piece of paper,
fold it up, and place it in
the delicate prayer box.
When you're wearing the
bracelet, it will help remind
you to pray daily.
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20634 E. Central Ave. Blountstown
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New Calhoun Ambulance
Service marks 100th run
*Jose Portillo, VOP (county).
*Franklin Kevin Johnson, warrant Holmes
*Lester E. Brown, DUI, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, resisting without violence.
*Darley Bess, order of contempt.
*Susan Chason, possession of less than 20
grams, possession of.drug paraphernalia, DUI.
*Shacarrio Poitier, burglary, grand theft X 2.
*Lamaris Jones, VOCC, burglary of a dwelling,
*Shirley Cooper, contempt of court.
*Don Roberts, driving while license suspended
or revoked, writ of attachment.
*Dexter Dutil, possession of alcohol under the
age of 21, possession of controlled substance,
*Shedrick Daughtrey, VOP Orange Co.
*Janice Smith, battery Leon Co.
*Billy Ray Webb, DUI.
*Richard Shuler, possession of alcohol under the
age of 21, resisting arrest without violence.
*David Williams, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
*Joshua M. Watts, DUI, fleeing and attempting
to elude, reckless driving, possession of alcohol
under the age of 21.
*Thomas McCormick, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, holding Arthur Co.
*Susan Chason, holding for CCSO.
*Gary Kever, holding for GCSO.
*Kim Merritt Lewis, FTA.
*Shirley Cooper, holding for CCSO.
*Janice Santina Smith, holding Leon Co.
*Charles Thomas, possession of parapher-
nalia, felony driving while license suspended or
*Bobby Foster, domestic battery, two counts of
Listingsincludenamefollowedbychargeandidentificationofarrestingagency. The names above represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept.
Feb. 18 through Feb. 24, 2008
Accidents............ 04 Traffic Citations...................05
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......88
Business alarms.....01 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints......................... ....... ...................... 129
D[)anzj R1il DPo ding Agenct
24 Hour Service
Serving Surrounding Counties
Ursula Hannah, Agent
Call (850) 875-3245
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Gift Baskets Pecan Turtles Assorted
Gift Baskets Fudges Creamy Truffles
for Any Caramel Dipped Pretzels
Occasion Cherry Cordials, etc.
Gift Baskets Gift Bags
starting at 850-762-1966 starting at
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Heavy rains push vault out of burial site
Last week's heavy rains left roads flooded,
opened up a few potholes and left folks
with soggy yards but no one expected
what happened in the cemetery at Calvary
Baptist Church. The saturated ground
forced a fiberglass vault containing a
casket to come to the surface Friday
morning. 'The buoyancy caused it to raise
up about 18 inches," according to Calhoun
County Emergency Management Director
Sonny O'Bryan. '"There was no slab on top
so when it raised up, there wasn't anything
to hold it down," said Calhoun County
Sheriff David Tatum. He said the vault was
put back in place. The other two graves at
the new cemetery, located at the corner of
Whitewater Grade Road and Gray Road,
were not disturbed.
Gulf County man charged with
illegally harvesting deadhead logs
GULF COUNTY Florida Department of Following a citizen tip, DEP agents discovered
Environmental Protection (DEP) law enforcement that Mr. Gay was actively engaged in the retrieval
agents recently arrested Robert Gay for deadhead of a deadhead log using a power winch and logging
logging without obtaining the appropriate tongs at Depot Creek without a permit. In addition,
permits and authorization. Gay, 57, of Depot Mr. Gay did not have authorization to conduct such
Creek in Gulf County, was charged with failure activities on state-owned submerged lands.
to obtain a dredge and fill permit, a first degree DEP's Division of Law Enforcement is
misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $100 responsible for statewide environmental resource
and six months in jail; and failure to obtain a user law enforcement, providing law enforcement
agreement permit, a first degree misdemeanor services to Florida's state parks and greenways and
punishable by a fine of up to $100 and six months trails. Agents investigate environmental resource
in jail. crimes and illegal dredge and fill activities, and
"Mr. Gay deliberately violated Florida's respond to natural disasters, civil unrest, hazardous
environmental laws by illegally harvesting material incidents and oil spills that can threaten
deadhead logs without a permit," said DEP the environment.
Division of Law Enforcement Director Henry To report environmental crime, Cingular and
Barnet. "With the help of concerned local Sprint Nextel wireless customers can dial *DEP.
citizens, DEP law enforcement agents were able Callers can also report environmental crimes to the
to quickly and efficiently solve this crime." State Warning Point by calling 320-0519.
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Little Miss Calhoun
Co. Tea set March 2
Parents and daughters are cordially invited
to attend the Little Miss Calhoun County Tea
and orientation Sunday, March 2 from 2 to 4
p.m. (CT) at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in
All girls currently in the first grade and
attending either Blountstown Elementary, Carr
School, or Altha Public School are eligible to
participate in the Little Miss Calhoun County
pageant scheduled for April 19.
We will have pictures and scrapbooks so
that you can see what the title of "Little Miss
Calhoun County" is all about. Little Miss
Calhoun County 2007, Annika Milligan, will
share about her experiences throughout the
past year as will her mom, Kim.
Also, Carla and Madison Peacock will talk
about Madison's reign as Little Miss Altha
2006. Madison currently holds the title of
Young Miss Calhoun County 2007.
Although it isn't necessary to RSVP, you
are welcome to let us know that you will
be able to attend to help us better prepare
seating and refreshments. Please contact
Kim Milligan at 674-3859 or Carla Peacock
at 209-1515 for more information -
We hope you will come and enjoy an
afternoon of memories and fun. While there
will be applications to enter the pageant at the
tea, there is absolutely no obligation to enter.
The dress is Sunday best.
Wild Turkey Heritage
Auction and Dinner
Help support wild turkey conservation
and have a great time by attending the Wild
Turkey Hunting Heritage Auction and Din-
ner, hosted by the Big River Long Beards
Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Fed-
This event will be held this Saturday,
March I at the Veterans Memorial Park
Civic Center in Bristol. The doors open at
5:30 p.m., a social hour will precede a sit-
Reserve your ticket today by calling
Randall Joiner at 643-3055. Get your tick-
ets while they last. Remaining tickets will
be available at the door.
2008 Miss Calhoun Co.
Pageant set for April 19
The 2008 Miss Calhoun County Pageant
is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at the
Blountstown High School Auditorium.
Applications are available at the local
schools and can be emailed to you. For more
information, please contact Georgia White or
Robyn Hill at miss_calhouncounty@yahoo.
corn or call 557-3889.
Entry fee is $60 and the deadline to enter
is March 28 at 6 p.m. (CT).
Spots open for players
in Liberty Rec. Dept.
The Liberty County Recreation Depart-
ment has spots open in the Baseball and
Registration is still open for AA (ma-
chine pitch) ages 7 to 8, t-ball ages 4 to 6,
and girls' softball ages 7 to 12.
The Recreation Department also needs
coaches. Anyone interested in helping is
asked to call Richie Smith at 643-2175.
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL
POSTMASTER Send address corrections
to PO Box 536 Bnristol FL 32321
Calhoun. Co. Chamber Banquet
6:30 p.m. (CT), W. T. Neal Civic Center
Congressman Allen Boyd's Rep., 9:30 to 11 a.m. (CT), Calhoun County
Courthouse; & 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ET), Liberty County Courthouse
* Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept., 7 p.m., voting house
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun.County Courthouse ( J
* VFW, 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center i
Step-up florida!! Dance Extravaganza
6 to 9 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
7:30 a.m until evening, Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Main Street, noon, Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce
* Altha Boy Scouts, 5:30 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department
* Altha Park Committee, 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall
* The Liberty County Arts Council, 6 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic
* Ladies Auxiliary, 6 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
* American Legion Post 272, 7 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
* Bulldog Club, 7 p.m., LCHS field house
7:30 a.m until evening, Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
* Liberty County Commission, 7 p.m., courtroom
* Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
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MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321
TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333
Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Long Term Care, 10 a.m. till noon, Calhoun County Public Library
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail
Calhoun Co. Chamber
Banquet this Thursday
The Annual Calhoun County Chamber
Banquet will be held on Thursday, Feb.
28, at the W. T. Neal Civic Center in
The reception will be at 6:30 p.m. (CT)
followed by a buffet at 7 p.m. The keynote
speaker will be State Representative Marti
The buffet dinner will be provided by
Altha School's award winning Culinary Arts
Program. Music will be provided by Sammy
Tedder. See the unveiling of our brand new
Calhoun County DVD which was produced
by Live Oak Production Group, Elam
Tickets are available for $20 each.
Call today to reserve a table (8 per table
comfortably). For more information or
to purchase tickets please contact Marti
Vickery, Executive Director of the Calhoun
County Chamber of Commerce at 674-4519
'STEP UP, FLORIDA!'
set Feb. 29 in Bristol
The Liberty County Health Department
f Healthy Communities Healthy People
program and the UF/IFAS Liberty County
Extension Service will host the second
annual Dance Extravaganza on the Feb. 29
at the Liberty County Veterans Memorial
Civic Center in Bristol. This event is for
both children and adults.
The Dance Extravaganza is a free
event and will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.
(ET), featuring different styles of dancing
including Swing, Salsa and Ballroom
dancing that will be demonstrated and
taught. This event will show the community
how much fun it can be to exercise.
Dancing is a great form of exercise and is
a great way to enjoy yourself too.
Plan to come and bring the family and
"Step Up and Step Out" and enjoy a night
If you have any questions, please call
Susan Chafin at the Liberty County Health
Department at 643-2415.
Rummage sale starts
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will
be holding its annual Rummage Sale on
March 1,4, 6, 7, and 8 from 7:30 a.m. until
evening each day. There will be everything
from clothing, farm implements, furniture
and housewares to collectibles and toys.
For more information, contact 674-2777
or go to email@example.com
That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
Teresa Eubanks.... ............. Editor
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Ivey Brothers to
Brothers band returns to Chipola
College for the third straight
year to play a benefit dance for
the Chipola Honors Program,
Saturday, March 1.
The theme for the dance is
"Winter in Paris," and will be
held in the arts center-known to
locals as the old field house-the
same venue where the Iveys
played in 1968. Doors open at
7:30 p.m. and guests can dance
the night away or just reminisce
with some great music.
Ivey, Richard Ivey and Wilson
Ivey-have made up the core
of the group since the mid-60's.
Wilson's son, Chase Ivey, joined
the group in 2004.
The band first performed at a
high school dance in 1965, and
quickly progressed to college
dances at Chipola, FSU, UWF
and UF. Their ability to entertain
with their versatile repertoire
became well known in the Dothan
club scene in the 70's and 80's. A
European tour in 1977 and release
of a local hit "It's Not Worth The
Pain" in 1978 made the group's
The Iveys have played with
and backed The Pointer Sisters,
The Coasters, Jeannie Pruitt,
Billy 'Crash' Craddock," and The
Dance tickets are $10 and may
be purchased from any Honors
student or by phoning Smith or
Ivey at 526-2761. Tax-deductible
gifts for the Honors Endowment
may be mailed to the Chipola
College Foundation at 3094 Indian
Circle, Marianna, FL, 32446.
Pioneer Settlement receives unique donation
Mays Gray of Wakulla County has donated ;
an 1888 steam boiler to the Panhandle ,-4
Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. It
was used to operate saw mills and grist
mills. The boiler weighs in at 20 tons and
required 12 horses to move it. Mr Gray
acquired this artifact 5 years ago, and has
donated it so that it can be preserved and -
enjoyed by the public. The Settlement was -
honored to receive such an important part ... _
of history. Along with the steam boiler, Mr
Gray will be donating an extensive axe
Caitlyn Stewart wins third Calhoun County spelling bee
DIVISION WINNERS: Chessa Goodman, Caitlyn Stewart
and Deanna Grimes.
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES: Cierra Brown, Misty
Newsome, Tiffany Stephens and Caitlyn Stewart.
The Calhoun County School District is
pleased to announce the winners of the Count -
wide Spelling Bee.
Each school in the district held competition
in grades 4-12 to determine which students
were to participate in the County-wide Spelling
Bee held at the W.T. Neal Civic Center on Feb.
Competition was conducted on three
different levels. First, all grade 4-12
participants competed at their own
grade level Next, the grade level
winners competed in a divisional
competition to determine the
The last contest in the Spelling
Bee was to determine the Calhoun
County representative to the
Regional Spelling Bee held in
Bay County on March 1.
Caitlyn Stewart was this year's
winner, and will be representing
Calhoun County School District. lot.
Caitlyn has won this honor for the
third year in a row and we are venr
proud of this accomplishment.
JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
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subscribe. But when I opened the
e-mail, I recognized that it was
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that say if you don't believe as I
do then you aren't a real American. This fellow is
a Hillary hater and a charter member of the right
wing lunatic fringe, so his email was not a total
About the same time that I received his email,
two F-15 pilots from the local fighter wing had a
midair collision over the Gulf of Mexico south
of Panama City. One of the pilots was killed, the
other survived. The accident made the national
c I was an F-4 and F-15 pilot in the same
fighter wing on two occasions for a total of
* six years. I've flown many aerial combat sor-
ties over the Gulf. There is little room, if any,
for mistakes or errors in judgment while en-
gaged in high performance aerial combat.
In due course, the local news media reported
the details of the accident and provided the name
of deceased pilot involved in the accident. I ex-
pected to hear a typical American name for the
pilot, something like Joe Smith. Not so. The pi-
lot had a Middle Eastern name, a Muslim name.
In Muslim tradition, the pilot was buried the next
day, and the television coverage showed his fam-
ily and mourners in the traditional white tunics
According to the news media, the pilot was a
First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He was
born in California, attended college there and
graduated with an engineering degree. He attend-
ed the college ROTC program and was commis-
sioned as an officer in the USAF.
He attended pilot training, and his
flying skills were such that he was
selected to fly the F-15. He has a
brother, and the news media pho-
tographs show a typical American
As I reflected on the short life
of this Air Force officer pilot, I
was struck by the harshness of the e-mail from
my in-law. Would he consider this young man to
be an American? Technically yes since the pilot
was born in America. But the pilot was a Mus-
lim, now what? Was this young man as much of
an American as someone born of generations of
Americans as most of us Caucasians were? In my
view, the answer is yes.
Many people resist the idea that America is a
multicultural society. Like it or not, America is a
potpourri of races, ideologies, cultures and reli-
gions. Unless we are a Native American, we are
all descendents of immigrants, legal or illegal.
Demographic predictions are that America's
population will be half brown and black by 2050.
Hispanics/Latinos are dominant in many areas
of the country. We lived in the Miami area in the
1960s, 1970s and 1980s and the Latin influence
was more pronounced each time we moved back
to that area. With a largely Latin population, I
doubt that you will ever again see a Miami-Dade
County or City of Miami Mayor named "Bob
I think that someone like the current mayor
of Los Angles, Antonio R. Villaraigosa, will be
the governor of California within the coming de-
cade. In the southern states, I think that you will
see more Afro-American mayors, governors and
congressional members as America's demograph-
ics change and Caucasians become the minority
Jerry Cox is a retired military
officer and writer with an extensive
background in domestic and
foreign policy issues. He fives in
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Liberty County Senior Citizens announce March activities
from the Liberty County
Senior Citizens Association
Thursday, March 6 Piggly
Wiggly grocery shopping and lunch.
Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no
later than Monday, March 3 to
Wednesday, March 12 11
a.m., Representatives from Secure
Horizons will be at the Bristol
Senior Center located on Highway
12 South to present information
regarding Medicare Drug Plans
and Medicare Advantage Plans.
Find out how to get the most from
Medicare and have a representative
who can help you determine the
best health care option for you.
Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524
no later than 3 p.m. Friday, March
7 if you need transportation. The
representatives will provide lunch
for you and some prizes. Call
Jeannette at 643-5690 for more
information. The Hosford Senior
Center will be closed.
Thursday, March 13
Call Liberty Transit no later
QUINCY FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD Quincy FirstAssembly
of God and Pastor Virginia
Shepard will be celebrating their
Homecoming on Sunday, March 2.
You are invited to enjoy a time of
good old-fashioned preaching and
fellowship with dinner following
the services. The featured speaker
is Reverend Billy Wallace from
Altha. Following the meal, there
will be spirit-filled singing by a
variety of local talent.
Sunday school starts at 10 a.m.
with church services following at
Fellowship & Events
LAKE MYSTIC BAPTIST
CHURCH The Lake Mystic
Baptist Church Brotherhood would
like to invite all the men of the
community to our Annual Wild
Game Supper on Saturday, March
1 at 6 p.m. (ET).
The guest speaker for the
evening will be Maurice Langston
from Wakulla County. Please come
and enjoy the meal and plenty of
fellowship. There will be many
exhibits for you to admire.
The church is located at 15292
NW County Road 12.
For more information please call
the church secretary at 643-2351.
MT. ZION UNITED
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH -
Mt. Zion United Pentecostal
Church of Hosford, request your
presence Saturday, March 8, at 2
p.m.. (ET) for the dedication of
their new church facility. Rev. C.
Patton Williams will perform the
dedication ceremony. The Soul's
Port Men's Quartet of Tallahassee
will join us on Sunday, March 9 at
10 a.m with a special guest speaker
to be announced.
The church is located at Hwy
65 South (approximately 1/2 mile
south of Hwy. 20 on 65).
- Corinth Baptist Church will be
sponsoring their first annual chili
cook-off on Sunday, March 8 at 4
3 p.m. Monday, March 10 for
transportation to the Marianna
Wal-Mart and lunch. Spend a day
Saturday, March 15 A trip
to the Graceville Outlet stores and
lunch is planned. Another day
to enjoy chatting with friends,
shopping and having a good time.
Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524
no later than 3 p.m. Tuesday,
March 11 to reserve your place on
the Transit Van.
Monday, March 17 The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
Board of Directors will meet at 7
p.m. at the Bristol Senior Center.
Anyone from the community is
welcome to visit.
Monday, March 17 -
Remember to wear your green and
have a wonderful Saint Patrick's
Tuesday, March 18 11
a.m., A representative from
Florida Institute of Rehabilitation
Education (F.I.R.E.) For People
Who Are Visually Impaired or Blind
p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the
best chili, the hottest chili and the
most creative chili. Entries are free
but you must register by March 5.
The chili is all-you-can-eat for a
suggested donation of $5. This is
a fundraiser for our new Worship
Music will be provided by
The church is located at 15816
NE Moore St. in Hosford.
For more information, call Pastor
Michael Murray at 447-4115
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF
BRISTOL On Saturday, March
1 the Women on Mission group
and the children of First Baptist
will be at the Bristol Senior Center
located on Highway 12 South to
talk about the services provided for
the visually impaired/blind. These
services include Daily Living
Leisure Activities, Orientation &
Mobility, Computer Skills. This
information is valuable for those
who are impaired and the family
members and friends. Call Liberty
Transit at 643-2524 no later than
3 p.m. Friday, March 14 if you
need transportation. Lunch will
be provided. Call Jeannette at
643-5690 if you have questions.
The Hosford Senior Center will
Thursday, March 20 The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
Advisory Council will meet at 9:30
a.m. at the Bristol Senior Center.
Thursday, March 20 11
a.m., Liberty County Senior
Citizens will host an Easter Party
Make your plans to "H(
down for a scrumptious lun
Church of Bristol will hold
sale. The money raised from
children's clothes, shoes, toy
baked goods will be used to
goat (at $100), a pig (at $75
or chickens (at $1) for the
Institute in Liberia. The
children who attend will le
take care of livestock, as \
provide food for the stru,
The kids' yard sale will b
outside at the old First B
Church on Hwy. 20 between
Hardware and Superior Bank
of the items will be under a
and donations toward this m
project will be accepted.
For more information, c
First Baptist Church at 643-
PRAYER BAND The I
Community Prayer Band wi
prayer service Thursday, Feb
7:30 p.m. (ET) at the home of
Everyone is cordially inv
attend. For more information
a "fun-bunny" time. Call Liberty
Transit at643-2524 no later than 3
p.m. Monday, March 17 to arrange
transportation to the party.
Thursday, March 20 Piggly
Wiggly grocery shopping and
lunch. Call Liberty Transit at
643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. for
Friday, March 21 The
Liberty County Senior Citizens and
the Liberty County Transit will be
closed for Good Friday.
Wednesday, March 26 -
Monica Brinkley from the County
Extension Office will be at the
op" on Library to host
Family Health Fair
from the Calhoun County
a yard Public Library
selling Calhoun County Public Library,
ys, and the Florida Family Literacy
buy a Initiative, and Americorp VISTA
5) and/ are hosting the second annual
Rick's Family Health Fair on Saturday,
re the March 1.
arn to The event will be held at the
well as Blountstown library from 10 a.m.
ggling to 2 p.m. Information on a variety
of important health and safety
be held topics will be presented by several
3aptist community agencies, including
enAce the Calhoun County Sheriff's
. Most Department, the Liberty County
Dollar Health Department, Healthy Start,
mission the Liberty County Extension
Agency, and the Early Learning
Coalition of NW Florida.
on400.tact Topics include internet safety,
family fitness, family nutrition,
S infant CPR, and car seat safety.
Liberty There will be activities for children
ll hold and adults, exhibits, free hearing
. 28 at screenings, food, and door prizes.
fSister The Family Health Fair is free to
itedto For more information call
n, call Nanci Maupin or Kathy Shiver at
Center located on Highway 65
South with Nutrition information.
Call Liberty Transit no later than
3 p.m. Thursday, March 20 if you
Thursday, March 27 -
Marianna Wal-Mart and lunch.
Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524
no later 3 p.m.
Monday, March 24 for
i TREASURES ]
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Text: Ephesians 5:26 & 27
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king disagreed with the statement made
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king's men were guided by their wives'
The king had all his male married
subjects called before him. They were
warned of dire punishment if they did not
truthfully answer the question put before
them. "Are you guided by your wife's
opinions and judgment?" asked the prime
Those who answered yes were moved
to the left. All of the men were moved
-to the group on the left except one who
remained on the right.
"I am glad," said the king, "that there
is one man capable of exercising self-
determination. Tell these sheep-like ones
why you stand alone on the right."
"Sir, when I left home, my wife told
me to keep out of crowds," he replied.
The apostle Paul had been exhorting
the believers to be Spirit filled as they
walk as children of the light. He went
on to challenge them to live a life that
characterizes a Spirit filled Christian. It
is a life characterized by submission. We
submit to the will of Christ. We all sub-
mit to each other. We give each other the
proper respect that is due one another.
This life begins at home with the hus-
band/wife relationship. Paul explains that
the wife is to submit to her husband and
the husband is to love his wife as Christ
loved the church. In doing so, Paul de-
scribes the role of the husband and wife.
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be assured that thieves and frauds
are working to take advantage of
this time and obtain your personal
information for their financial
Please don't fall from one of
t Phony IRS emails: The IRS
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an email which reads "IRS
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False "bank" correspondence
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consumer's bank and requesting
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logo and phone number were
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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 27, 2008
Silcock, Gentry to exchange vows
Mrs. Cynthia Osterberg and
the late Grant Gentry are pleased
to announce the marriage of their
son, Mark Suber Gentry to Savan-
na Kaye Silcock. She is the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. David Silcock
of Salmon, ID.
The couple will be married on
Friday, March 14, to be sealed for
time and all eternity in the Salt
Lake City Temple.
A reception will be held in the
Moore Idaho Stake Center on Sat-
urday, March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Savanna is a 2007 graduate
of Butte County High School of
Arco, ID and is currently attending .
the College of Southern Idaho.
Mark is a 2003 graduate of Lib-
erty County High School of Bris-
tol and is currently attending the
College of Southern Idaho.
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Catfish, Seafood, & Home Cooking
State Road 20 in Bristol
Anders celebrate 20 years together
Adam Carr will be celebrating
his 26th birthday on Feb. 28.
He is the son of Anna Wom-
ble and the late Jimmy Carr
Sr. His brother is Jimmy Carr
and his niece is Shayla Carr.
Adam enjoys watching Na-
scar with his brother and play-
ing with his niece, Shayla.
Joesphine Carr of Altha will
be celebrating her 76th birth-
day on Feb. 27. Her children
are the late James Branning,
the late Jimmy Carr Sr., Pugg
Carr, Johnny Carr and Joann
Callais, all of Altha. She has
six grandchildren and two
phine enjoys her family.
Brian and Mellisa Anders of Bris-
tol will celebrate their 20th wedding
anniversary on Feb. 27. The couple
were married in 1988 at Lake Mystic
Baptist Church in Bristol.
Their children are Whitney Ann
Anders and Lindsay Sharee Anders.
Mellisa is the daughter of Billy
and Barbara Hobby of Bristol. Her
grandparents are the late Lloyd and
Kathreen Burke of Quincy and Vi-
enne Lue and the late James Edward
Hobby of Bristol. She is a graduate of
Liberty County High School.
Brian is the son of Jerry and Elaine
Anders of Bristol. His grandparents
are the late Norman and Edith Anders
of Bristol and Harvey and Ella Mae
Detweiler of Blountstown. He is em-
ployed with Hicks Creek.
The couple enjoys camping
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I NOTICE OF SITE PLAN APPLICATION L
Notice is hereby given that the Bristol City Council of Bristol, Liberty County, Florida
proposes to accept a site plan application and grant conditional use of property for the
A SITE PLAN APPLICATION PROPOSING TO OPEN A HAIR SALON AT
THE STRUCTURE LOCATED AT 11169 NW SR 20, WHICH IS LOCATED ON
THE SOUTH SIDE OF SR 20, JUST WEST OF PEA RIDGE ROAD, LYING
IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 1N, RANGE 7W, BRISTOL, LIBERTY COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS CURRENTLY ZONED RURAL VILLAGE AND RE-
QUIRES NO CHANGE IN ZONING, AND IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CITY
OF BRISTOL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND FUTURE LAND USE MAP; THE
PROPERTY IS CURRENTLY USED AS RESIDENTIAL REQUIRING THAT A
CONDITIONAL USE OF THE PROPERTY FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES
AS A HAIR SALON BE.GRANTED.
A public hearing on the proposed site plan application will be held on Monday, March
10, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. ET at Bristol City Hall located at 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver
Street, Bristol, Florida 32321.
All interested persons are invited to attend. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate
in the proceeding should contact the City Clerk's office at (850) 643-2261 at least seven
days prior to the date of the hearing.
Dated this 27th day of February, 2008.
CITY OF BRISTOL, FLORIDA
H. MITCH WILLIS, CHAIRMAN
I ROBIN M. HATCHER, CITY CLERK F
FEBRUARY 27, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11
Donate non-perishable food items to help seniors in need
Elder Care Services and the
Retired And Senior Volunteer
Program (RSVP) are having a food
drive to help seniors in need living
within Calhoun County. We are in
desperate need of donations.
Non-perishable food items along
with paper products are needed.
Some examples are canned goods,
pasta, juices, toilet paper, paper
Collection boxes will be at the
following locations starting March
3 March 14: Ramsey's Piggly
Wiggly, all Calhoun County Public
Libraries, Harvey's Supermarket,
General Store at the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement, Blountstown
City Hall, Blountstown Sheriffs
Office, Connie's Kitchen,
Agriculture Building (in front
of the jail), Blountstown Health
and Rehabilitation Center, Senior
Citizens, and the Calhoun County
The Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program is sponsored
by Elder Care Services, a United
Way agency, and they are also
part of a National Senior Service
Search those cabinets and
pantries or stop at the local store
and let's help fill the shelves of
For more information please call
Maranda Hartman at 674-2777 or
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The program is even designed to accommodate people who work during
the day. Some courses will be taught right here in Bristol, while others
will be online and at the main Chipola College campus. Now is the perfect
time to change your future. Join the program now and be part of a group of
dedicated individuals who will have a better future three years from now.
Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.
Applications should be submitted by March 7 and may be picked up at the
Liberty County School Board Office, located 12926 NW CR 12. If you would
like more information please call Dr. Sue Summers at 643-2275 ext 233.
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Ashley Rogers and Anthony
Raulerson are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Jordan Jayshawn Raulerson,
born on Dec. 22, 2007 at Gulf
Coast Community Hospital
in Panama City. He weighed
6 lbs. and 3 oz. and mea-
sured 19 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Ray and
Denise Stull of Bristol. Pater-
nal grandparents are Regina
Raulerson and D. A. Allan of
Blountstown. His godmothers
are Crystal Donar and Kendra
Smith, both of Bristol. Jordan
was welcomed home by his
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aunts and uncles.
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Chris and Rebecca Phillips
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announce the birth of their
daughter, Keira Addison Phil-
lips, born on Jan. 17, 2008
Capital Regional Medical
Center in Tallahassee. She
weighed 6 lbs. and 2 oz. and
measured 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Betty Davis of Clarksville and
Lane and Janet Bentley of
Bristol. Paternal grandparents
are Kathy and Alan Bridges
of Blountstown. Great grand-
parents are Nettie Bentley of
Sycamore and Russel and Vir-
ginia Peterson of Blountstown.
Her godfather is Ronnie Pitts.
Keira was welcomed home by
her big brothers and sisters,
Josh, 19, Kelsey, 18, Garrett,
14 and Jaden, 3.
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 27, 2008
Minutes from the Dec. 10 City of Bristol regular meeting
Official minutes from the City of Bristol
regular meeting Dec. 10, 2007
as recorded by the board secretary
Chairman Brigham Shuler called
this meeting to order with Coun-
cilmembers Mitch Willis and Meiko
Whitfield present. Clerk Robin Hatcher
and Attorney David House were also
present. Councilmember John Fairch-
ild and Mayor Ellen Lewis were out
for medical reasons. Councilmember
Elmo Ford, was not able to attend due
to his health, and submitted his written
resignation as Councilmember effec-
tive November 30, 2007.
Opening prayer was offered by
Willis, followed by the Pledge of Alle-
giance led by Whitfield.
Whitfield motioned to approve the
previous month's minutes, seconded
by Willis, approved by all.
Whitfield moved to appoint Bobby
L. Reddick as City Councilmember to
fill the vacancy on the City Council for
the remainder of the term ending De-
cember 31,2007, seconded by Willis,
all voted in favor. Attorney House ad-
ministered the Oath of Office to Red-
dick. Reddick then took his seat on the
Willis moved to approve the
monthly bills for payment, seconded
by Reddick, carried by all.
Chairman Shuler suspended the
Regular Meeting at 6:35 p.m. and
opened a PUBLIC HEARING on the
City's intent to use its own services,
employees, and equipment for USDA
Official minutes from the City of Bristol
organizational meeting Jan. 7, 2008
as recorded by the board secretary
Attorney House called this meet-
ing to order with Council Members
Brigham Shuler, Mitch Willis, Meiko
Whitfield, John Fairchild, and Bobby
Reddick present. Mayor Betty Brant-
ley and Clerk Robin Hatcher were also
Attorney House administered the
Oath of Office to elected officials
whose terms began January 1, 2008
and will end December 31, 2009.
Those sworn in were: Mayor Betty
Brantley, City Clerk Robin Hatcher,
and Councilmembers John Fairchild,
Bobby Reddick, and Meiko Whitfield.
Attorney House opened the floor
for nominations for chairperson for
calendar year 2008. Reddick nominat-
ed Mitch Willis; Fairchild nominated
Brigham Shuler; Fairchild moved to
cease nominations. Attorney House
called for a vote by display of hands.
Reddick, Willis, and Whitfield voted
for Mitch Willis; Shuler and Fairchild
voted for Brigham Shuler. Mitch Wil-
lis won 3:2. Attorney House turned
the remainder of the meeting over to
Chairman Willis opened the floor
for nominations for vice-chairperson.
Reddick nominated Meiko Whitfield;
Fairchild moved to cease all nomina-
tions. Whitfield accepted the nomina-
tion. No vote was necessary. Whitfield
will serve as vice-chairperson for cal-
endar year 2008.
Britt Kent Owner of Quickshine
Carwash and Auto Detailing located
at 10630 NW SR 20, requested writ-
ten permission from the City Council
Wastewater Project Phase II Sew-
er Connections and CDBG Project
#07DB-3R-02-49-02-N27 Sewer Con-
nections instead of bidding it out for
Chairman Shuler opened the Pub-
lic Hearing at 6:35 p.m and announced
the purpose of the hearing. He then
opened the floor for comments from
the public. There were no comments.
He inquired if there were comments
from the council. Willis noted that it
worked well on Phase I. Whitfield
moved to approve the use of the City's
own resources for the Phase II Sewer
Connections identified above, second-
ed by Willis, all voted in favor. Chair-
man Shuler Closed the Public Hearing
at 6:40 p.m. and resumed the Regular
Preble-Rish updated the Council
on the Wastewater Phase II Project.
Engineer Philip Jones indicated that
the City was approximately 2 weeks
away from substantial and final com-
pletion. He indicated that there would
be a final change order, pending the
council's approval, for an increase
in contract amount of $12,600.75 for
limerock coverage on the dirt roads to
stabilize the roads and provide a bet-
ter base for preparing to pave, and a
contract extension of 56 days, which
the engineers felt was appropriate due
to circumstances out of the contrac-
tor's control. Willis moved to approve
the final change order contingent upon
the engineer's report of substantial
to use the City of Bristol stormwater
drainage system for the purpose of
washing semis, excluding the engines
and other areas containing grease or
contaminants, indicating that this was
an environmental requirement in order
for him to become permitted to wash
the semis. He indicated that he uses
equipment that is water conservative
and expects the runoff to be minimal.
Whitfield moved to approve Kent's
request, seconded by Reddick, ap-
proved by all.
The council discussed the need to
establish a policy regarding who is re-
sponsible for sewer line maintenance
on private property, as well as who is
responsible for grinder pump mainte-
nance at residences and businesses.
Shuler moved to implement a policy
whereby the resident/homeowner
would be responsible for sewer line
maintenance from the right-of-way to
the home, and the City would retain
responsibility for grinder pump main-
tenance. Motion failed for lack of a
second. Chairman Willis tabled this
item and asked Operator Wahlquist,
with Clerk Hatcher's assistance, to ob-
tain the written policy of surrounding
wastewater systems regarding grinder
pump maintenance, and bring back a
draft policy for the council to consider
at a future meeting.
Shannon Phillips, Maintenance Su-
pervisor inquired as to whether Ken-
neth Edwards, who is moving a new
trailer into Neil Subdivision and wishes
to connect to the Phase II Wastewater
System will qualify for free connection
by the City or-will have to pay for the
cost of the connection. The general
consensus of the Council was that new
Minutes from the Jan. 7 City
of Bristol regular meeting
Official minutes from the City of Bristol regular meeting
Jan. 7, 2008 as recorded by the board secretary
This meeting was called to order by Chairman Brigham Shuler with Coun-
cilmembers Mitch Willis, Bobby Reddick, John Fairchild, and Meiko Whitfield
present. Attorney David House and City Clerk Robin Hatcher were both present.
Mayor Ellen Lewis was not present.
Opening prayer was offered by Michael Wahlquist, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Chairman Shuler.
Willis moved to approve the previous month's minutes, seconded by Red-
dick, approved by all. Fairchild moved to approve the monthly bills for payment,
seconded by Whitfield, carried by all.
There being no further old business to attend to at this time, Fairchild moved
to adjourn, seconded by Willis, all voted in favor. Meeting adjourned at 6:35
Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher
completion, seconded by Reddick, ap-
proved by all.
Engineer Philip Jones also rec-
ommended that the Council consider
purchasing a 3 phase generator out of
contingency monies that are remain-
ing in the USDA grant. Chairman Shul-
er asked the engineers and Operator
Michael Wahlquist to bring back more
information to the council at the next
meeting on propane vs. diesel gen-
erators with a recommendation for the
Willis moved to submit an Engi-
neering Amendment to USDA for ap-
proval in the amount of $49,760 for
two re-designs of the Phase II WW
Project due to budget issues, second-
ed by Reddick, carried by all.
Arlene Williams made a third re-
quest for a street light to be installed
in front of her home located at 12226
NW Baker Street. Chairman* Shuler
acknowledged that it was a very dark
location. Reddick motioned to have
a street light installed at this Baker
Street location, seconded by Willis,
approved by all.
Operator Michael Wahlquist sug-
gested that the council consider imple-
menting a policy making the customer
responsible for sewer line maintenance
from the customer's home to the City's
clean-out, as well as recommending
that the City consider charging the
customer for grinder pump repairs/
maintenance, indicating that this was
the policy of many surrounding waste-
residences not included in the plans
at the point of substantial completion
of the Wastewater Project Phase II,
which was December 21, 2007, will be
responsible for the cost of connecting
to the system.
Clerk Hatcher inquired as to the
council's feelings on Billy Boothe's
request to change the late date for re-
ceiving water bills from the 10th day
of the month to the 15th day of the
month, an item that was tabled from
last month's agenda. Fairchild indicat-
ed that he felt that the 10th day of the
month would be sufficient if we'll honor
the postmark on envelopes. No action
Brigham Shuler suggested that the
Council consider giving administrative
leave to employees unable to work
on election day(s) due to use of city
hall as a voting precinct. The general
consensus of the council was that the
maintenance employees should be
able to plan work activities away from
city hall, so as not to interfere with the
polling area; and that Clerk Hatcher
should modify Sarah Brown's work
schedule to allow her to make up the
8 hours that she will lose due to the
closing of city hall for use as a voting
The Apalachee Valley VFW Post
12010 submitted a letter to the Coun-
cil regarding the flying of flags on holi-
days. They inquired as to why the City
failed to display the American flags for
Veterans Day 2007, and requested
that the council approve displaying
the flags for a minimum of three days
for the following holidays: President's
Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial
Day, Flag Day, Independence Day,
Patriot Day, Veterans Day, Pearl Har-
bor Day. Shannon Phillips indicated
that failing to display the flags was an
oversight, and indicated that he had
since marked his calendar to ensure
that this would not happen again.
Shuler moved to approve the flying
of the flags for a minimum of 3 days
on the holidays listed above, and for
Clerk Hatcher to draft a response back
to the VFW Post 12010 with a written
apology and explanation for our failure
to display the flags on Veteran's Day.
Whitfield seconded the motion. Motion
There being no further business,
Shuler moved to adjourn, seconded
by Fairchild, all voted in favor. Meeting
Adjourned at 7:28 p.m.
Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher
water system Chairman Shuler tabled
this item, asking to move it to the Jan-
uary meeting agenda.
Operator Michael Wahlquist asked
the council for clarification on his al-
lowed use of the City Vehicle. Willis
indicated that he was okay with his
current use of the vehicle. The gen-
eral consensus of the council was that
Wahlquist could continue to use the
city vehicle as he currently is using it,
indicating that they trusted his judg-
ment in knowing what was appropriate
and what was not, so long as they are
not notified of blatant abuse.
By general consensus, the council
authorized the Maintenance Dept. to
take the tractor back to the repair shop
for repairs/warranty work to be done.
The council, by general consensus,
authorized Clerk Hatcher to rollover
Wakulla Bank CD #527 which matures
on 12/16/07 with Wakulla Bank unless
a better rate with comparable term is
available thru Superior Bank, in which
case the chairman will call a special
Due to Larry Strickland's retire-
ment that was effective November
30, 2007, Willis moved to 1) officially
promote Shannon Phillips to Public
Works Maintenance Supervisor posi-
tion effective December 1, 2007 with
a $2.02 raise per hour, yielding $3,500
annual raise for FY 07-08 to be dis-
tributed over the next ten months 2)
to give maintenance worker Richard
Mims a $2.02 raise per hour, yielding
$3,500 annual raise for FY 2007-08 to
be distributed over the next ten months
3) to give a $10,000 raise to Michael
Wahlquist to be distributed over the
next ten months, setting his annual
salary as Water/Wastewater Opera-
tor at $65,125 for FY 2007-08, with
a cap to be set on this salary for the
next 3 fiscal years. Whitfield seconded
the motion. During discussion, Clerk
Hatcher advised the council that she
was opposed to the salary increase
for Operator Wahlquist, indicating that
she felt this was an undue burden on
our small wastewater system and our
citizens. Motion carried 3:1 with Red-
dick voting nay.
Willis moved to approve giving all
employees a $100 Christmas Bonus,
seconded by Reddick, approved by
Whitfield moved to distribute De-
cember's payroll on December 21,
2007, seconded by Reddick, carried
Clerk Hatcher advised the Council
that Billy Booth has suggested that
the Council consider changing the
late date for water bills from the 10th
day of the month to the 15th day of
the month. Clerk Hatcher advised
the council that this would have to
be changed by ordinance since it is.
currently set by ordinance. Chairman
Shuler tabled this item, requesting that
it be placed on next month's agenda
for further discussion.
Chairman Shuler suggested that
the Council begin thinking about
implementing Occupational Licens-
ing for better regulation of local busi-
nesses and suggested that we begin
attending workshops and educating
ourselves on this. He also suggested
that we think seriously about annexing
more areas into the city limits and be-
gin pursuing this end.
John Shuler questioned the Coun-
cil of the legality of charging him busi-
ness rates at his flea market/junk yard.
Per Attorney House's advice, John
Shuler's questions regarding the va-
lidity of charging him business rates
will be addressed during litigation or
at another time outside of the regular
Their being no further business,
Whitfield moved to adjourn, seconded
by Willis, all voted in favor. Meeting
adjourned at 8:13 p.m.
Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher
Minutes from the Jan. 22 City
of Bristol special meeting
Official minutes from the City of Bristol special meeting
Jan. 7, 2008 as recorded by the board secretary
This meeting was called to order by Vice-Chairperson Meiko Whitfield with
Council Members Bobby Reddick and Brigham Shuler present. Attorney David
House, Mayor Betty Brantley, and City Clerk Robin Hatcher were also present.
Council Member John Fairchild was not present and Chairman Mitch Willis ar-
rived at 6:20 p.m.
Shuler offered the opening prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led
Reddick moved to approve and adopt a SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER COL-
LECTION POLICY as submitted by Clerk Hatcher and reviewed by Attorney
House, seconded by Shuler, approved by all.
Vice-Chairperson Whitfield stepped down as chair and Chairman Willis took
his seat at 6:20 p.m.
Shuler moved to approve distribution of $2,500 Public Safety funds to Liberty
County Sheriff's Department as budgeted, and to review the city's budget in
June 2008 to see if the City is able to donate an additional $2,500 to the Sheriff's
Department, seconded by Whitfield, all voted in favor.
Chairman Shuler moved to donate $200 to the 8th Grade Fundraiser Student
Sponsorship initiative to help enable a student to attend the W.R. Tolar parent spon-
sored trip to Washington, D.C., seconded by Whitfield, unanimously approved.
There being no further business, Shuler moved to adjourn, seconded by
Whitfield, all voted in favor. Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.
Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher
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FEBRUARY 27, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13
Hurtado awarded 2008 Take Stock in Children Scholarship
Calhoun County Take Stock
in Children hosted a breakfast
and signing ceremony for the
2008 Take Stock in Children
Scholarship recipient, Samuel
Hurtado on Thursday, Feb.
Present for the signing were
members of Take Stock in
Children Leadership Council,
Samuel's mother, Sharon
Wilson, grandparents, John and
Joyce Bramlage, Blountstown
High School Principal and
Assistant Principal, Duane
'Barber and Pam Bozeman,
Greg Jones, and Take Stock in
Children mentors, Paul Smith
and Kevin Yoder. Also present
was Jason Money, Take Stock
in Children's 2007 Scholarship
The objective of the Take
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Surrounded by his mother and grandparents, BHS student Samuel Hurtado signs the Calhoun
County 2008 Take Stock in Children Scholarship.
Stock in Children program
is to help children succeed
by providing college and along with a mentor who
vocational scholarships, provides academic support
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Recreation Department announces Dixie Youth Majors Baseball teams
The Liberty County Recreation Department's
two Dixie Youth Baseball majors teams have been
selected and thb schedule has been announced.
The majors team sponsors are Conyers Hard-
wood Flooring and Talquin Electric Company.
The Conyers team will be coached by head
coach Steve Swier and assistant coach Boo Mor-
ris. The team will consist of Charles Morris IV,
Kenneth King II, Tucker Abbott, Chase Jordan,
William Pittman, Jr., Avery Kent, Ryan Rogers,
Lee Hambright, Ricky Ramer, Will Hosford, Garrett
Swier, and Hayden Swier.
The Talquin Electric team will be coached by
Todd Wheetley and assistant coaches Jason Brock
and Richard Joiner. The team will include Jus-
tin Beauchamp, Keith Bums, Jase Lago, Hyrum
Whalquist, Ryan Harper, Ryan Willis, Hunter Ja-
cobs, Eric Fowler, Monroe Hinson, Christian Barn-
hardt, Chris Lynn, and Noah Davis.
Schedules will be given to the coaches.
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and motivation. Scholarship
recipients are also provided
with continuous monitoring
and intervention services by
a student advocate, along
with career and educational
The four-year scholarship
that was awarded to Samuel
was made possible through
monetary donations from
people and businesses in our
community. The number of
scholarships awarded each
year depends entirely upon
donations received. Donations
made to the program stay
in our county and go to our
For information on how you
can help support Take Stock
in Children with donations or
mentoring services, contact
Barbara Hathaway at 674-5927,
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Kim Peacock selected Calhoun County Teacher of the Year
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Teachers never know what to expect when
they walk into a classroom full of young
But in the case of Blountstown Elementary
School science teacher Kim Peacock, that
situation is reversed.
The kids have learned she'll go to great lengths
to make sure they understand the day's lesson.
She makes up songs, leads dances and even takes
them to the playground to get the point across.
When students were having trouble
understanding the concept of geometric angles,
she took them outside. "They just couldn't get
it," she says. She divided the students into teams,
assigned captains and selected one child to be the
vertex, or center, of the angle. After physically
standing together to make the patterns, the
concept came together.
Her fourth-graders learned her version of the
Macarena after she changed the words to reflect
what she wanted them all to know: the list of
"North America was the right hand, South
America was the left hand," she explains. At the
point in the dance where each hand is placed on
the head, one represented Europe and the other
hand stood for Asia. As they took their hands
from their head to their hips, the students called
Kim Peacock of Altha is Calhoun County's Teacher of the Year.
The FSU graduate is in her 26th year of teaching at Blountstown
Elementary. For 18 years, she taught preschool, spent five years
with third graders and is now teaching fourth graders. She and
her husband, Allen, have two children, Troy, 22, and 18-year-old
out "Africa" for one side and "Antarctica" for the other.
They swiveled their hips as they called out "Australia."
Later, where the question appeared on a test, "I could
see them mouthing the song to themselves," she says.
They remembered their continents.
"When we did the water cycle, they had to know
how salt got into the ocean. I made up this song about
the Apalachicola River and sang about how it goes over
rocks, picks up salt and carries it to the ocean," she says.
That was last August. She was pleased to find they still
knew it in December. "I don't want to teach it, move on
and then have them forget it."
While it's important that they learn, "I want them to
have a good time and want to come to school," she says.
She's also aware, sadly, that for some of her students over
her 26 year teaching career, "Being at school is the only
time they feel safe."
When students misbehave, she knows that it often
JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
means there's a deeper problem. She has heard some
heartbreaking stories when she's taken a child aside to
ask "What's wrong?"
Children have told her about parental fights and being
passed around to stay with different relatives, feeling that
no one wants them. More than one child has confessed
that mom or dad is in jail. Even sadder was the time she
approached a child who was hostile and picking fights.
When she and the boy had a private moment, she asked
what the matter was. He burst into tears. "My mama's
been out of prison three months and hasn't come to see
me," he sobbed.
She sympathizes, listens and shares problems she had
as a youngster to let them know she remembers how scary
things can be sometimes.
On the first day of school, she gives a letter to the
students in which she promises, "I'm not going to let
you fail, I'm going to make it where you can learn
and make it interesting. I'll do anything in my
power to help when you have a problem." She
has frequent contact with parents, and not just
when someone's in trouble. In fact, she's made
it her personal mission to see that parents don't
dread that phone call from the teacher. "The key
to communicating effectively with parents is to
communicate continually not just when there is
a problem," she says.
When a student does something really well,
or perhaps a problem child makes an effort to
behave, she takes notice and points it out to the
parents. Sometimes she makes the phone call
and puts the student on the phone to share their
One time, a mother brought her son to class on
the first day and made it clear there was no point
in calling her when he misbehaved.
In front of the child, the mother said, "He's bad.
He stays in trouble. He's got a stinking attitude.
Don't.call me. I can't do anything with him."
The teacher later learned the child was troubled
because his father had left and told him he would
return the next weekend. That was two years
earlier. The little boy had turned into a bully.
Instead of concentrating on how he acted
out around others, she waited for a good day. It
finally came. She called his home and got his
grandmother. "I just caught him being good," the teacher
told her, bragging on his conduct that day in front of
him. Knowing that his teacher was more excited about
him being good than upset about him being bad was the
motivation he needed. "We bonded," she says, "and his
grades came up."
She says it's simple. "All these kids want is for you to
love them, and when they know that, they'll do anything
if they think it makes you happy."
She attends summer institutes, workshops and
professional development training to learn all she can
in her field, but there's one very simple way she can
gauge her impact in the classroom. "I know that I have
accomplished what I set out to do as a teacher every time
a former student, whether 30 years old or 11, comes to see
me and says, 'I know that I was your favorite student,'"
BES Secretary Rose Mary Swilley named School Employee of the Year
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
er job title is School Secretary, but it
doesn't begin to cover the duties that
come her way every day.
Rose Mary Swilley is the first person most
people see when they come to Blountstown
Elementary. She runs the office, does payroll and
answers the phone, but as soon as the students
start pouring through the doors each morning,
her job description expands.
She says her main duty is "making sure
everything's running as smooth as possible,
seeing that the teachers and students have
everything they need when they need it." That
can be a hectic job some days.
She started at the school 11 years ago, working
with handicapped students for three years. She
later became the school nurse's aide. When the
secretary's job opened, she applied and found
herself in the middle of everything.
Now, on any given day, she may be on the
phone calling in substitutes when a teacher isAs sci
out sick, making copies, filing and inputting data is the
until one of the school's 600 students come to stude
her for help. her se
She often has to take on the role of counselor, herseba
nurse, chauffeur and even wardrobe assistant. Whitn
When a youngster soils their pants, she's the
one who digs through the clothing closet to find
something for them to wear the rest of the day. Other
times, she whips out a needle and thread to make a repairs
when a button falls off or a dress is torn.
And at least one student believes she is in charge of
oral hygiene. She explains, "One morning, a girl came up
to me. I thought she was going to hug me when she blew.
hool secretary at Blountstown Elementary, Rose Mary S
ultimate multi-tasker as she strives to keep things goi
'nts, staff and teachers. Her efforts at the school had resu
election as Calhoun County's Employee of the Year. She a
rnd, Craig, live in Altha. They are the parents of two dauc
ey, 25 and 16-year-old Morgan. JOHNNY EUBANKS F
in my face and asked, 'Does my breath stink?'"
Knowing that there are a few students who don't want
to be at school at all, she makes a point to say 'hello' and
let them know she's glad they are there. She keeps candy
at her desk for when someone needs a perk-up. Other
times, when it just looks like a youngster needs a friend,
she'll sit with them at lunch. She says, "we do
whatever it takes" to keep kids motivated about
school. "Sometimes somebody just needs a hug
because they had a bad morning."
Things calm down a little after 9 a.m. as kids
get settled into the school day and Rose Mary
can return to her office duties. Things pick up
around lunchtime. That's when most of the phone
calls start. Everyday there are bus changes for
students. Parents call to let her know who can
go home with a friend or who's supposed to be
let off at grandma's instead of home. She juggles
the messages and checks on the kids to be sure
they're on the right bus and lets the driver know
where they are to go.
From 2:30 to 3:00, everybody's rushing
around to get the busses loaded. The phones are
ringing, kids are running and the walkie talkies
the teachers use are crackling as they oversee
more than half the student body moving from
class to the bus.
Rose Mary takes a good look around before
willey leaving. Once or twice each week, someone
ing for doesn't make it to the bus on time. She takes
lited in them home.
ndher As hectic as it is, she loves it. "It's just an
ihters, overall wonderful working environment," she
PHOTO explains. "We are like a family and we share
responsibility for everything."
She adds "there aren't many jobs that have
such a good atmosphere." Principal Vicki Davis "has
a handle on everything," she says. "We know what we
have to do, we know the day-to-day routines. Everybody
just does what they're supposed to do and we back each
FEBRUARY 27, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15
Maxie Waldorff of Altha is shown above center during Thursday's ceremony at Tallahassee Regional Airport. Shown at left is Bob van Riper, vice
president of sales of HondaJet, and attorney Chris Bentley, who both serve on the airport advisory committee. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
Maxie Waldorff added to the Wall of
Fame at Tallahassee Regional Airport
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Maxie Waldorff was honored last week when
he was added to the Wall of Fame at Tallahassee
Regional Airport. He was recognized for his
"outstanding commitment, dedication and
performance in the field of aviation."
The 74-year-old Altha native's fascination
with-flying started when he watched World War
II pilots doing training exercises in a military
auxiliary field in Altha..
Since getting his pilot's license in 1968, he
has owned six different aircraft. He currently
has a J-3 Piper Cherokee single engine four-
His interest in flying has benefited the
community since his efforts helped establish
a new Calhoun County Airport in 2004. The
previous airstrip that had been in use for 50 years
along State Road 20 was often unusable because
it was in a flood zone. The proximity to the river
also prevented the old site from expanding since
it did not qualify for state or federal funding.
He retired from the family hardware store
in 2000 and now stays busy volunteering as
manager of the new airport, which is growing.
The airport, located on Hwy. 71, has 12
T-hangars with plans for 24 more to be built.
"We've already got a waiting list," Waldorff
said. The site also has a 10,000 square foot
maintenance yard and an office.
"We've been getting state money and now
we've qualified for federal money," he said.
"Next week we're taking bids on a $2.5 million
project to pave the runway and build an access
The airport is an important incentive for
businesses looking for new places to locate and
is expected to contribute to growth in the area.
He is the tenth person to be inducted into the
Tallahassee Airport's Wall of Fame. His plaque
will hang in the airport's second-floor museum.
Family and friends, including Calhoun County
Sheriff David Tatum (below left) and Judge Hentz
McClellan (i '... ig/i were on hand for the honoi;
along with Waldorff's 96-year-old mother; Jimmie
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 27, 2008
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AN AIR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
AND A TITLE V AIR OPERATION PERMIT RENEWAL
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Draft Air Construction Permit No.: 0770007-011-AC
DRAFT Title V Air Operation Permit Renewal Project No.: 0770007-012-AV
Bristol Lumber Mill
IN THE CIRCUIT
OF THE SECOND
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
FILE NO. 2008-CP-05
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NORMAN LANE STOVER,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (permitting authority)
gives notice of its intent to issue an Air Construction Permit and a Title V Air
Operation Permit Renewal to North Florida Lumber for their Bristol Lumber
Mill located at Highway 12 South, Liberty County. The applicant's name and
address are: Mr. C. Finley McRae, President, North Florida Lumber, Inc.,
Post Office Box 610, Bristol, Florida 32321. This facility consists of a log de-
barker, saw mill, wood waste handling and storage system, four steam heated
drying kilns, planer mill and three boilers that provide heat to the kilns.
Permit 0770007-011-AC increases allowable dimensional lumber drying and
wood utility pole drying in all four Kilns. Dimensional lumber drying capacity
increases from 106,651,489 board feet of lumber to 125,000,000 board feet
of lumber. Pole drying capacity increases form 777,359 cubic feet per year
to 1.500.000 cubic feet per year. Emission factors used in permit applica-
tion File No. 0770007-012-AV were updated since permits 0770007-002-AV,
0770007-007-AV. Therefore comparison calculations (using emission fac-
tors for permit application File No. 0770007-012-AV on all the permits com-
pared) of NOX, CO, PM, SO02, VOC, and Methanol were done for permits
0770007-002-AV, 0770007-005-AC, 0770007-006-AC, 0770007-007-AV, and
permit application File No. 0770007-012-AV to determine emission changes.
The results indicate the following: 1) potential emissions of NOX, CO, PM,
S02, and VOC for the boilers, used to supply steam to the drying kilns, do
not increase emissions over currently permitted levels, and 2) potential emis-
sions of VOC and Methanol for the drying kilns, increase 25.4 tons per year
and 3.5 tons per year, respectively. These emissions increases are below
PSD threshold limits.
Permit 0770007-012-AV is a renewal of the Title V operation Permit for North
Florida Lumber. The renewal includes the increase of dimensional lumber
drying capacity and pole drying capacity to 125,000,000 board feet and
1,500,000 cubic feet per year (permit 0770007-011-AC) and removal of re-
quirements of 40 CFR 63 Subpart DDDDD due to its vacature late summer
The permitting authority will issue the Air Construction Permit and the PRO-
POSED Title V Air Operation Permit Renewal and subsequent FINAL Title V
Air Operation Permit Renewal, in accordance with the conditions of the Draft
Air Construction Permit and the DRAFT Title V Air Operation Permit Renewal
unless a response received in accordance with the following procedures re-
sults in a different decision or significant change of terms or conditions.
The permitting authority will accept written comments concerning the pro-
posed Draft Air Construction Permit issuance action for a period of 14
(fourteen) days from the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written
comments should be provided to the Northwest District Office, 160 Govern-
mental Center, Pensacola FL 32502-5794 (Telephone: 850/595-8300; Fax:
850/595-8096). Any written comments filed shall be made available for public
inspection. If written comments received result in a significant change in this
Draft Air Construction Permit, the permitting authority shall issue a Revised
Draft Air Construction Permit and require, if applicable, another Public No-
The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the DRAFT
Title V Air Operation Permit Renewal for a period of thirty (30) days from the
date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be post-
marked and all facsimile comments must be received by the close of busi-
ness (5:00 pm), on or before the end of this 30-day period, by the Permitting
Authority at Northwest District Office, 160 Governmental Center, Pensacola
FL 32502-5794 (Telephone: 850/595-8300:; Fax: 850/595-8096),-or facsimile.
As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permit-
ting Authority hold a public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting
Authority determines there is sufficient interest for a public meeting, it will
publish notice of the time, date, and location on the Department's official
web site for notices at "http://tlhora6.dep.state.fl.us/onw" http://tlhora6.dep.
state.fl.us/onw and in a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected
by the permitting action. For additional information, contact the Permitting
Authority at the above address or phone number. If written comments or
comments received at a public meeting result in a significant change to the
DRAFT Title V Air Operation Permit Renewal, the Permitting Authority shall
issue a Revised DRAFT Title V Air Operation Permit Renewal and require, if
applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available
for public inspection:
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting
decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.). The petition must contain
the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office of
General Counsel, Twin Towers Office Building, Mail Station 35, 2600 Blair
Stone Road, Tallahassee FL 32399-2400. (Telephone: 850/245-2242, Fax:
850/245-2300. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to
written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 (fourteen)
days of publication of the public notice or within 14 (fourteen) days of receipt
of the notice of intent, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S.,
however, any person who asked the permitting authority for notice of agency
action may file a petition within 14 (fourteen) days of receipt of that notice,
regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the peti-
tion to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The
failure of any person to file a petition within the applicable time period shall
constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determi-
nation (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in
this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention
will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion
in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the permitting authority's
action is based must contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file
or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; name
address and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any,
which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the
proceeding; and an explanation of how petitioner's substantial rights will
be affected by the agency determination;
(c) A statement of how and when the petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none,
the petition must so state;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules
and statutes which entitle petitioner to relief;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; and,
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the
action petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's
A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the permitting
authority's action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and
otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required
by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition means that the permitting authority's fi-
nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of intent.
Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final deci-
sion of the permitting authority on the applications) have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
In addition to the above, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section
7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the Administrator of the EPA within 60
(sixty) days of the expiration of the Administrator's 45 (forty-five) day review
period as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to issuance
of any permits. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the permits
that were raised with reasonable specificity during the 30 (thirty) day public
comment period provided in this notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to
the Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections
within the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection arose af-
ter the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA
does not stay the effective date of any permit properly issued pursuant to the
provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. Petitions filed with the Administrator of
EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(2) and must
be filed with the Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20460.
A complete project file is available for public inspection during normal busi-
ness hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Northwest District Air Program
160 Governmental Center
Pensacola, Florida 32502-5794
The complete project file includes the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary
Determination and associated Draft Air Construction Permit and DRAFT Title
V Air Operation Permit Renewal, the applicationss, and the information sub-
mitted by the responsible official, exclusive of confidential records under Sec-
tion 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact Armando Sarasua, P.E., at
the above address, or call 850/595-8300, for additional information.
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
You are hereby notified: that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of Norman
Lane Stover, deceased, File Number
2008-CP 05, by the Circuit Court for
Liberty County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the mailing and street address of
which is 10818 N.W. State Road 20,
Bristol, Florida 32321; that the dece-
dent's date of death was August 16,
2006; that the total value of the non-
exempt assets of the estate is approxi-
mately $9,939.68, and that the names
and address of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
Donelda V. Stover
11090 N.W. Lake Mystic Road
Bristol, Florida 32321
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
All creditors of the estate of the de-
cedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of the
decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made in
the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this No-
tice is Feb. 27, 2008.
Person Giving Notice:
Donelda V. Stover
11090 N.W. Lake Mystic Road
Bristol, Florida 32321
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Terrence T. Dariotis
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar No. 190057
Post Office Box 16005
Tallahassee, Florida 32317-6005
(850) 523-9300 2.27.35
continued on page 27
FEBRUARY 27, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17
Liberty County School Board is proposing changes to
the following policies:
2.42 Legal Services for Employees
2.95 Title I Parent Involvement ,. ,
A public hearing on these policies will be held on March
11, 2008 at the Liberty County Administrative Offices, '
Hwy 12 South, Bristol, FL 32321 at 6:30 p.m. Copies '
of the policies are available at the Superintendent's
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Mrs. Chambers (right) and Mrs. Williams (left) second grade classes
combined raised $451.97 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,
more than any of the other grades in Altha School.
STUDENTS OF ALTHA SCHOOL RAISE $1,738.58 FOR
THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
by Cayla Coxwell
Students at Altha School recently raised funds for the Pennies for Patients
program to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. After three weeks
of students bringing their spare change to school, the total amount raised
The top fundraising class was second grade. They raised $451.97! As a
reward they will be treated to a catered luncheon by the Society. "I am so
proud of our students," said Principal Ronnie Hand. "They did a great job
of giving selflessly and they really understand the mission of the Society
and what the money is used for."
Leukemia is the number one fatal cancer among children and young
adults under the age of twenty. An estimated 747,465 Americans have blood
cancers, and every five minutes, someone new is diagnosed. Since 1992,
more than $100 million dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare
change by elementary, middle and high school students across the country.,
The mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia,
lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of
life of patients and their families.
"These students serve as an example to all of us through their commitment
to helping others," said Jennifer Symmes, Campaign Manager for the
Northern Florida Chapter
For information regarding local programs and services of the Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society, you can call (904)332-6414 or (800) 868-0072; you
can also visit the Web site at www.lls.org/nfl. For more information about
the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's School and Youth Programs, log
Cats' Cuisine invites the public to eat lunch at Aquaceno on Thursday,
March 6. The menu will consist of Caesar Salad, Chicken Alfredo, Garlic
Bread, and Strawberry Cheesecake. Seating times are 11:40 and 12:30. For
reservations call Altha School at 762-3121 no later than Tuesday, March
4.The price is $6 per plate.
ALTHA SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Thursday, Feb. 28 Varsity Softball vs BHS at 6 p.m.; Varsity Baseball vs I
Brookwood at 5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 29 Varsity Softball vs LCHS at 6 p.m.; Varsity Baseball at
Brookwood at 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 1 PTO BBQ; Varsity Baseball at Ponce de Leon at 1 p.m.
Monday, March 3 Varsity Softball vs Malone at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 4 Varsity/JV Baseball vs Cottondale 4/6 p.m.; Varsity Softball
vs Cottondale 7 p.m.
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We provide: Boarding Grooming Preventative Healthcare programs
which include vaccinations and yearly checkups Spay/neuter program
to reduce unwanted puppies/kittens.
PLUS MANY OTHER SERVICES.
CALL US ANYTIME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
Calhoun County School Board is still accepting
property submissions of 80 or more usable
acres through donation or purchase for the
new county-wide high school. The deadline for
property submissions is February 29, 2008 at
12:00 noon (CST). If interested, please call the
Superintendent's office at 674-5927.
Submitted and paid for by the
Calhoun County School Board.
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SPELLING BEE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
by Alisha Strawn
The County Wide Spelling Bee took place Feb.19 at the Neal Civic Center.
BHS had four students attend: Deanna
Grimes was the first place winner of the
iinth e rade division, and firstplace winner
first place winner was Treazure Engram,
and she % as the third place winner of the
OCcalI High School Division, the 11th
rdes. ec.nd place winner was Ashlea
He-;er, Jnd the 12th grade second place
Se h s nerkaMichael Kelly.
Winners of the spelling bee d To of the chaperones for BHS
include: Treazure Engram, were English teachers Mrs. Dot Strong
Ashlea Hester, Michael Kellyand Mrs. Lois Freeman. The teachers
and DeeAnna Grimes. expressed how proud they were of our
students. Mrs. Strong talked about how
it impressed her to see high school students spell such hard words. Mrs.
Freeman added that it appeared they were doing it almost effortlessly.
FRENCH CLUB RAISING FUNDS FOR TRIP
by Laura Stoltzfus
BHS French Club, "les amis fi-anHais" or French Friends, is having a
chicken-plate lunch on Fri., March 7. The plates include grilled chicken,
brown rice, green beans, cookies or cake and roll. Each plate is $6, and the
profits will fund the April trip to Congrs en Floride. Congrs neis a statewide
competition held in Orlando. Please support our academic linguists! If you
are interested, call 674-5724 and leave a message for Mrs. Dana Ayers.
ROBOT COMPETITION HELD IN MARIANNA
OnWednesda, Feb.20,two teams from the BHSAGdepartmentaccompanied
by Mr. Ron Mears participated in the Robotics/Engineering Competition in
Mari anna sponsored by Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board. The
fifth period team included Molly Fagen, Nikita Miller, Catherine Gurliaccio,
and Jeffery Stewart. Their team placed first in the competition! The fourth
period team of Shane Bailey, Heath Bailey, Jay Sweinhart, Austin Aycock,
Hellena Johnson, and:
Max Herndon placed 1
fifth. Sixteen schools
remote controlled .
robots that each team n'
materials that were
sent to them. The goal
was for the robot to the ntom
pick upping ongballsThese students participated in the Robotic
and place them in a Competition from left, Molly Fagen, Catherinen
basket while avoiding Gurliaccio, Nikita Miller, Jay Sweinhart, and
obstacles and racing Shane Bailey
the opponent. Two
Achievement Awards were also given for the "Most Points from Ping Pong
Balls" and the "Highest Single Match Point Total". This was the first year
for this competition, and BHS is proud of our students' achievements!
'TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN' SIGNING
by Caroline Van Lierop and Kelly Wood
Samuel Hurtado, a freshman at BHS, has been awarded this year's "Take
Stock In Children" scholarship. On Thursday, Feb. 21, in the BHS Media
Center, Samuel and his mother Sharon Wilson signed an agreement to
uphold the standards of the scholarship. The scholarship awards a student
$10,000 dollars towards a four year college or two years at a junior college
and two years at a university. Paul Smith, pastor ofRivertown Commnunity
Church, will be mentoring Samuel, making sure he stays consistent with his
schoolwork and on task. Samuel and his
mother feel very blessed that he had the
0 S A a' opportunity for this scholarship.
H S l Barbara Hathaway, theAdministrative
Assistant to the Superintendent, believes
Si that this program will benefit our area
by raising its learning power. She says
the program is intended for students
who might "fall between the cracks"
S and not have any other opportunity for
Mr. Greg Jones presents Samuel a scholarship.
Hurtado with the "Take Stock in This scholarship is funded through
Children" Scholarship. the generosity of people in our
community who want to help it grow
and see students succeed. If you would like to make a donation, it should
be sent to Mrs. Barbara Hathaway at: 20859 Central Ave., Rm. G-20,
Blountstown, Fl 32424.
B-town High School Calendar of Events
Thursday, Feb. 28 Baseball at Cottondale, 6 p.m.; Softball atAltha, 6 p.m. I
Friday, Feb. 29 Baseball at Home, against Malone at 6 p.m.; Softball at Home,
I against E. Gadsen at 4:30 p.m.
Monday, March 3 Softball at RF Monroe, 5 p.m.
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A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.
BREAKFAST IS THE SAME
FOR BOTH COUNTIES.
eggs, ham, potato jo jos,
Breakfast French toast
sticks, sausage links,
Breakfast Glazed cinna-
mon roll, bacon, juice.
Breakfast Waffles, sau-
(Pre-K thru 5th)
Lunch: Roasted pork, rice
& gravy, collard greens,
corn bread, rainbow, ap-
Lunch: Sausage pizza,
peas & carrots, apple
crisp. ALTERNATE: Hot I
ham & cheese.
Lunch: Fish sticks, cheese
grits, baked beans, apple
crisp. ALTERNATE: Sau-
Lunch: Chicken sandwich,
seasoned fries, green
beans, pears. ALTER-
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All menus are subject to change
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FEBRUARY 27,2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19
Altha Wildcats Varsity baseball team is a 'purrfect' 5-0
18-"Don't know much about
history..." so a line from a 1950s
It's uncertain how much history
the Wildcats know but they sure
know how to make history. And
they made it twice in one week.
Last week they became the
first Altha varsity baseball team
to beat a 4-A team in the regular
season and they walked off the
diamond last Saturday night
sporting a perfect 5-0 season
It took the Wildcats (5-0; 0-0,
2-2A) only 1:55 minutes last
Monday night to ten-run the East
Gadsden Jaguars, 13-3, in five
Although the Jaguars (1-2;
0-0, 2-4A) touched up Altha's
Cale Chafin (1-0) for a run in the
first inning and two more in the
third, Chafin finally settled in and
carved up East Gadsden.
"Cale pitched a great game,"
said Altha head coach Arthur
After he surrendered those 3
earned runs, Chafin settled in, got
his off-speed pitch working and
the Jaguars were history. Of his
83 pitches Cale gave up 6 hits,
issued a walk, and struck out 9
Altha tied the game at 1-1 in
the second inning. With two outs,
Cale helped himself out with his
bat. He reached first base on a
shortstop's error, stole second,
and scored on Gary Chew's single
down the first base line.
In the third inning the rest
of the Wildcats' offense got
dialed in. Lead-off batter Keith
Kirkpatrick swung on the third
strike but reached first base on the
catcher's error. Kirkpatrick stole
second base and advanced to third
after ,Josh McIntosh singled back
through the box. McIntosh made
his way to second on a fielder's
choice. Tad Scott brought both
runners home after he singled
back up the middle.
Josh Warner was issued a
walk to begin the fourth inning
and he moved to second base
on a wild pitch. Juan Alejos
drew a walk and both runners
moved up a base on a wild pitch.
Keith Kirkpatrick's walk loaded
the bases. A sacrifice fly to
centerfield by Josh McIntosh
scored Warner. Alejos stole third
base and Kirkpatrick made it to
second on the fielder's choice.
The sacks were full of Wildcats
again after Tad Scott walked.
Noah Byler was credited with a
RBI after his walk scored Alejos.
Ethan Byler's sacrifice fly to
centerfield plated Kirkpatrick and
gave Altha a 7-3 lead.
The Wildcats picked up in the
fifth inning where they left off in
the fourth-scoring 6 more runs.
Tony Golden got it started with a
single to right centerfield. Altha
had runners at first and second
after Jake Edenfield ripped his
first double of the season to right
field. Keith Kirkpatrick scored
Golden on his sacrifice fly to
centerfield. Josh Mclntosh's
single to left centerfield put
Wildcats on the comers. McIntosh
reached second on the catcher's
indifference. Tad Scott plated
Edenfield on his single back
up the middle and Scott made
his way to second, courtesy of
a fielder's choice. Once again
the bases were juiced after Noah
Byler walked. McIntosh and
Scott crossed home plate after
Ethan Byler singled to left field.
Cale Chafin laid down a bunt just
inside the first base line for a base
hit. Again, the bases were loaded
and Gary Chew's walk allowed
Noah to touch home plate. The
game ended when Edenfield
drew a two-out walk that scored
Ethan and gave Altha their 13-3
The Wildcats produced those
13.runs on 10 hits that resulted
in 12 runs being batted in (RBI).
They were issued 9 walks and
struck out only 9 times.
"They had some good athletes,"
observed Coach Faurot. (Indeed,
East Gadsden's centerfielder
Charles Tuazon was rightly fit
the mold of a Jaguar. He ranged
from left centerfield to right
centerfield hauling in 7 fly balls.)
"However, East Gadsden doesn't
put a lot of emphasis on baseball
and because of that their pitching
Altha's offensive leader was
Tad Scott who had 2 hits in his 3
at bats and he scored twice. Also,
Tad had 2 RBI and a stolen base.
Josh McIntosh had a 2 for 3 night,
touched home plate twice and
was credited with a RBI. Cale
Chafin helped himself with a 2 for
3 performance. He scored a run
and stole 2 bases. Tony Golden
singled in his two at bats and he
crossed home plate once. Jake
Edenfield doubled in his only
at bat and he was credited with
a RBI along with a stolen base.
Gary Chew was 1 for 3 with 2
RBI and 2 stolen bases. Going
1 for 4, racking up 3 RBI and
scoring a run was Ethan Byler.
ALTHA, FEBRUARY 19-On
a sun-splashed afternoon Altha
Public School turned out to cheer
the Wildcats on to a 10-2 win over
the Xucilla Christian Warriors
(1-2; 0-0, 3-1A)..
by Jim McIntosh,
contributing sports writer
The Warriors plated their 2
unearned runs in the fourth and
Altha (4-0; 0-0, 2-2A) took
a 2-1 lead in the second inning.
With one out Ethan Byler got the
Wildcats rolling with a single to
right field. A wild pitch allowed
him to move to second. Cale
Chafin's fly out to the right fielder
allowed Ethan to advance to third
base. Gary Chew reached on
an error by the second baseman
and Ethan scored on the error.
Chew stole second base and Tony
Golden's single through the left
side brought Chew home.
The Wildcats added 3 more
runs to their side of the ledger in
the third frame. Tad Scott drew
a one-out walk. A catcher's
error found Scott standing on
second base. Noah Byler ripped
a grass-burner through the left
side to plate Scott. Ethan Byler
hammered a double to right
centerfield to score his brother,
Noah. With two outs Gary Chew
singled through the right side.
Notching his third RBI of the
afternoon, Tony Golden slammed
a double to centerfield that scored
Ethan and Chew.
In the fourth inning Tad Scott
had a two-out single back up
the middle. Then Noah Byler
stepped to the plate and jacked a
two-run homer to left field. That
gave the Wildcats an 8-1 lead.
Altha's final two runs came in
the sixth inning. Josh McIntosh
led by cranking his second double
of the season to right field. Tad
Scott singled through the right
side. Ethan Byler's single down
the third base line allowed
McIntosh to touch the dish. Cale
Chafin drew a walk to load the
bases and Gary Chew's infield
Movie night for seniors on Feb. 27
from the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association
Calhoun County Senior Citizens will be having a movie afternoon.
Come enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, popcorn and lemonade.
The featured film, "My Fair Lady," will start at 12:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Senior citizens host seminar on breast cancer
from the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association
The Calhoun County Senior Citizens will be hosting a seminar
about breast cancer on Wednesday, March 26 at the Calhoun County
Senior Citizens Center, located at 16859 Cayson St. in Blountstown,
at 10 a.m. (CT).
The Tallahassee Memoral HealthCare Sharon Ewing Walker
Breast Health Center will be presenting "What is Breast Cancer?" and
information about the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center.
For more information please callN endedd MN14t" Wheeless RNC,
BSN, BCPN at 431-3433 or Megan Case) at.0J411"387
single scored Scott.
Altha pounded out 10 runs on
12 hits, posted 8 RBI, and walked
"Aucilla is down a little this
year," remarked Altha's coach,
Arthur Faurot. "Coach Ray
Hughes (in his 31 st year at
Aucilla) lost some of his senior
leadership last year and he's
rebuilding this season."
The Wildcats posted 10 runs
on 12 hits, picked up 8 RBIs and
walked 3 times.
"Both of our pitcher, Tad Scott
and Keith Kirkpatrick, located
the ball well," said Faurot. "They
gave us quality innings, kept
their pitch counts low, and did an
Scott picked up His second
win of the season in 4 innings of
work. With 57 pitches he struck
out 10 batters and allowed only
a walk. Kirkpatrick came on in
the fifth inning, threw 40 pitches,
fanned 4 batters, gave up a hit
and a walk.
Altha's offensive leader was
Tony Golden who went 2 for
2 with 3 RBIs and he stole a
WILDCATS continued on page 28
Local educators participate in leading
Assessment and Instruction workshop
Principals, assistant principals and teacher leaders from the
Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) districts recently
participated in a "Leading Assessment and Instruction" workshop.
The participants discovered
how to link curriculum,
assessment and instruction
while effectively using
assessment for strategies to
improve student learning.
Also studied were
and using effective research-
based strategies, tools and
processes to observe/study
assessment and instruction.
After returning to their
individual schools and
applying the concepts learned
at the training, the leaders
will reconvene for two days
of follow-up activities to
enhance the effectiveness of
. Pictured (top) are the
trainers Sheri Brooks and
Janie Varner and (bottom)
Karen Pitts, Carr School
and Ladonna Kelley, Altha
Patrick Pippin joins United States Army
Patrick L. Pippin 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 $500 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 $300 enlistment bonus.
Pippin, a graduate of Haney Technical High School, Panama City,
reported to Fort Benning, Columbus, GA., for basic training on Feb.
He is the son of Sondra D. Nelson of Wewahitchka, and Franklin
R. Pippin of Alford.
Brock graduates from training course
Army Pvt. Julie E. Brock has graduated from the Unit Supply
Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at the Quartermaster
Battalion, Fort Lee, Petersburg, VA.
The course is designed to train students to receive, inspect,
segregate, store, inventory, issue, deliver and turn-in organizational
and installation supplies and equipment; maintain automated supply
systems for accountability with use of unit computers; issue and
receipt of small arms, and secure and control weapons and ammunition
She is the daughter of Jack Revell and Cathy Brock-Revell of
The private is a 2006 graduate of Liberty County High School,
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t.ey e to tAie cist
Chasing a runaway chicken
while Main Street Bristol burns
As recounted by /7-
Gordon Parker Revell
January 11, 1938 started 5 1
out like any ordinary day :
for a small-town Florida boy
in the 1930s. In those days,
children were expected to .
entertain themselves, which
meant that immediately after
breakfast I went outside the
house to play until I was "
called in for lunch.
In 1938, Iwas seven years
old. At that age, I was warned Ethel Mae (Dollie) Harrell Revell is
to stay pretty close to my Harrell Wood Revell, who at the ag
home and my mother while in office in the state; Gordon Parke
home and my mother who died in 2003 at the age of 74,
my brother, only four years
older, could wander afar.
Riding his pony (or in a cart pulled by a goat), Harrell
Wood had the freedom to visit friends or go fishing and
Having no "store-bought" toys, all of us had to use our
imaginations and ingenuity to create games and toys. We
played with the dogs and cats or whatever animals belonged
to the family. Sometimes, we might choose to follow the
hired help around the farm as they went about their daily
When Mama called me from the yard of our farmhouse
to go with her to another farm to buy some "fryers," I
willingly left my play to join her in our old car. As she
drove us down the road, I was eagerly anticipating the
excitement of chasing and catching chickens. Perhaps I
was looking forward to the smell and taste of fried chicken
for Sunday dinner.
In order to purchase fresh vegetables, eggs, milk or
chickens, it was necessary to visit the farm nearest your
home. Unless, of course, you had a milk cow, a vegetable
garden and hens who laid eggs and hatched baby chicks.
When we arrived at the farm where we were to purchase
the chickens, Mama bargained for three. In order to
transport the live chickens, it was necessary to tie their
legs together so they couldn't get away. The lady from
whom we purchased the chickens had string available
to tie up two of the chickens, but no string for the third.
Barber Estat e
shown with three of her children,
ie of 80 is today the oldest sheriff
r Revell, now 77, and their sister,
Alma Lee Callaway.
(DtrinL! the Depression, times
%% ere bou2h. Even string was hard
tu. come by.)
MKln.i quickly solved that
dileinma by offering to tie the
third chicken's legs with her
handkeidhief. This was the same
handkerchief which she kept
safei\ pinned to her dress with
a big safety pin. Her money was
tightly tied up in one comer ofthe
handkerchief for safe keeping.
After Mama paid the lady for
the chickens, she again knotted
the money she had left in one
corner of the handkerchief. They
then proceeded to tie the legs
of the unfortunate chicken. We
put all three chickens into the car and drove back toward
As the car neared our farm just on the outskirts of Bristol
(where Mrs. Schmarje lives now) we could see a great cloud
of smoke. Curious about what was burning and concerned
because both sets of my grandparents lived in town, Mama
drove on past our farmhouse and into Bristol. We soon
discovered that Main Street Bristol was in flames. The fire
had spread rapidly down one side of the street, which was
understandable since the buildings were so close together,
some of them even shared walls.
The first store on the side of the street burning was a
large red brick building which housed the Suwanee Store,
sometimes called the Yellow Front, on one side and Dr.
Burns' Drugstore on the other side. The Suwanee Store
was a grocery and dry goods store. Henry Rooks was the
proprietor. This was the only building not destroyed by the
fire that day. Directly behind the Suwanee Store was a barber
shop run by Cap Bateman and Mansel Revell. Also, a real
estate office operated by Jabe Harrell.
Other businesses completely burned down were Mrs.
Rena Shuler's Dress Shop (Mrs. Rena was famous for
making women's hats and selling them in her shop); George
Bateman's Grocery Store; Doc Hatton's Pool Hall; Louis
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... BEFORE THE 1938 FIRE
L "' i 2: i Barber
Hotel i Shop
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of the World
Taken from the personal memory of Gordon P Revell as related to his wife, Billie Revell. Some dates and places
aL provided by Maxwell Harrell and Iris Duggar Eubanks. Gordon P Revell was born on Aug. 8, 1931 at home in Bristol.
He was the fifth and last child of'Ethel Mae (Dollie) Harrell and Oren M Revell. Except fobr some ;/ ,." days and
some time in the Air Force, he considers himself blessed to have spent his entire life in Liberty County,. A
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The Liberty County Heritage
Book committee is compiling
stories for a special heritage
book scheduled to be published
later this year. This book will
feature stories about the county
and family histories of anyone
wishing to submit a story.
Family stories and photos can
be submitted free of charge as long
as they meet certain word county
guidelines. The basic guidelines
are 500 words for a family that
was in the county before 1890 or
1,000 words for those in Liberty
County after that census. One
photo can be submitted per family
story for those in the county after
the 1890 census, and two photos
can be submitted for stories about
families in Liberty County after
the 1890 census.
There is no obligation to
purchase a book.
The local committee has
brochures and fliers explaining
the program, and those brochures
are also available at various
locations around Liberty County.
For more information, contact
Family Chairperson Edwinna
Dalton at 850-643-5341, Topical
Chairperson Fran Rigsby at
mailto: frzy85 @ gtcom. net
firstname.lastname@example.org, any of the
committee members or Heritage
Publishing Consultants at
One of the stories submitted
for the heritage book is shown
courses set at
College will offer a variety of
short courses in the coming
The following Mandatory
training for Child Care Facility
Personnel and Family Child Care
Home are scheduled: Pre-School
Appropriate Practices, March 1,
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special Needs
Appropriate Practices, March 8,
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Child Abuse &
Neglect, April 11, 6 to 10 p.m.;
Child Growth & Development,
April 12, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
Behavioral Observation and
Screening, April 14 & 16, 6 to 9
p.m.; Health, Safety & Nutrition,
April 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules
and Regulations (center), April
21& 23, 6 to 9 p.m.; Costs range
from $17 to $43 depending on
length of course.
An Introduction to Yoga
for Everybody class will meet
Monday and Wednesdays. March
10 through April 23 from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Cost is $64.
Chipola also offers custom
workshops. For information
about any of these non-credit
courses, call 850-718-2395.
FEBRUARY 27,2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21
Maude Summers Freeman memoirs presented to library
Cayson Lathem, Gail McCaskill and Jill
Davis examine the memoirs of their ances- ,4..
tor, Maude Summers Freeman, which has
been presented to the Harrell Memorial Li- .
Addie Summers of Dothan, AL, standing
along with library representative Fran Rigs-
by, edited and assembled the notebook
from material handwritten by the author in
the 1940s and edited at that time by her
daughter, Clarice King. Maude's delightful
stories describe her growing up at Alligator
in the late 1800s.
Rigsby, a leader in the effort to produce7
a Liberty County Heritage Book, said her
committee wants everyone to submit such U
stories, as well as short articles about coun-
ty places and happenings to be printed in
the book. Time is short, she emphasized.
You may pick up a brochure explaining
the project at the library. Or, contact any of.
the committee members, or call the Heritage
Publishing Company at 1-800-568-1611.
TERESA EUBANKS PHOTO
'Plate for a Plate' challenge
to help spur sales of new
FFA specialty license plate
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson is teaming up with the Florida FFA Association to
encourage sales of the FFA specialty license plate. As part of his"
"Plate for a Plate" challenge, Bronson is calling upon FFA chapters
throughout the state to increase sales of the plate, which generates
revenue for the agri-science education organization.
As a reward for selling the most license plates during the "Plate
for a Plate" contest period, the winning FFA chapter will win a
"Fresh from Florida Feast" prepared by award-winning Chef Justin
Timineri of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, as. well as a "Field Day with Commissioner Bronson."
In addition, Bronson will serve as guest agriculture teacher for the
day. The "Plate for a Plate" contest begins March 1 and ends April
"I am pleased to host this contest to help spur sales of the FFA
specialty license plate," Bronson said. "FFA helps prepare students
for the future through agricultural education, and proceeds from
license plate sales help sustain, enhance and expand these important
programs. I hope that many motorists throughout Florida will help
these students by purchasing the FFA specialty license plate through
their local FFA chapter."
More than 15,000 agri-science education students participate in
the Florida FFA Association. Proceeds from the sale of the FFA
specialty license plate directly benefit FFA members, agricultural
education, students and teachers throughout Florida. FFA makes
a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their
potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success
through agricultural education.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future
Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 500,823
student members in 7,358 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed
its name in 1988 in recognition of the growth and diversity of
agriculture and agricultural education. For more information, visit
CONTINUED toM THE PREVIS
CONTINUED FROM THE PREVIOUS PAGE
R a m s e y s
A little further
down the street
the first did not
reach them. It
was reported that
the fire began
Gordon Parker Revell is pictured here around
the time of the Main Street fire.
retrieve merchandise save what they
could and keep the fire from spreading
to the other side of the street. Directly
across from the Suwanee Store stood the
W.S. Larkins Hotel, owned and operated
by Mrs. Jessie Larkins. In danger also
were Michaux' Barber Shop, a two-story
restaurant and Boarding House run by
Eugene Weaver, Donna Brown's residence,
Lee Duggar's Service Station and a two-
story building called the Woodmen of the
On the first floor of this building,
Hayden Bateman operated a furniture store.
Upstairs there was a large meeting room.
Further down the street, Joe Peters ran a
Bristol was a thriving town, home to
a variety of businesses most of them
on Main Street, one street over (north)
from Highway 20. Liberty County High
School, serving all grades 1-12 and built
in the 1930s, was almost the only building
on Highway 20 at
that time. Down on
the comer of River
Street and Highway
20, Paul Ford had a
home and a garage.
Going down River
Street, Dr. Rhoden
had a drugstore.
There was also a
pool room and a
Still on River
Street, but crossing
Main Street, stood
the Post Office.
for many years
was Elma Shuler.
The homes of Carl
Baker, John Harvell
and Tom Oxendine
clocks and watches
out of his home.
Further down River Street stood the old
Courthouse and the old Jail. Neither of
them burned at this time.
Amid the confusion and excitement of
the fire, the chickens escaped from the car.
We easily caught the two tied with string,
but the one tied with Mama's handkerchief
managed to get her feet free of her bonds
and went running down Main Street with
Mama's handkerchief still wrapped around
Mama hollered, "Catch the chicken!
She's got my money!" Money in the 1930s
was a precious commodity, too important to
allow a runaway chicken to keep it.
As Bristol burned, I chased the chicken
and Mama's money. Several other children
joined the chase and we managed to catch
the chicken and save Mama's money.
Bristol was not as lucky. Many of
Bristol's business owners went home
saddened by the day's events.
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JACKIE TILLER DYKES PORTERFIELD
MARIANNA Jackie Tiller Dykes Porterfield,
70, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2008 in a Panama City
Hospital from complications following surgery.
She was a 1954 graduate of Marianna High School
and a graduate of the nursing program at Florida
State Hospital. She was a former office nurse for
Dr. Eugene McQuagge, was the first Director of
Nurses for the Marianna Convalescent Center and
subsequently served as its Administrator. She then
served as Director of Nursing at Sunland and was
Administrator at Jackson County Convalescent
Center in Graceville and Washington County Con-
valescent Center in Chipley. She was also owner and
administrator of Landmark Healthcare in Blount-
stown until her retirement in 1998. In addition to
being a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother
and friend, she was a caregiver to many and also
was a mentor to many individuals in their healthcare
careers. She made an everlasting impression through
her kindness, compassion and loving nature and was
an inspiration and example to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her father, J.W. Til-
ler in 1990 and her husband, Billy Dykes in 1999.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Porterfield
of Marianna; three sons, Bert Dykes of Marianna,
John C. Porterfield and Patrick B. Porterfield, both
of Columbus, OH; three daughters, Rhonda Dykes
of Marianna, Lisa A. Porterfield of Livermoor, CA
and Jennifer Slauter of San Jose, CA; eight grand-
children, Landon Davis, Janna Tharpe, Mallory
Dykes, Nicholas, Eric and Sean Porterfield, Destiny
Slauter and Charia Carisau; her mother, Mildred
Tiller of Panama City; one brother, Jimmy Tiller of
Panama City; one sister, Pat Mills of Panama City;
three nephews and a host of friends.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 at the
First United Methodist Church of Marianna with
Rev. Bob McKibben and the Rev. Roland Rabon
officiating. Interment followed in Pinecrest Memo-
rial Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be
made in her memory to Convenant Hospice, 4440
Lafayette St., Suite C, Marianna, FL 32446.
James & Sikes Funeral Home in Marianna was
in charge of the arrangements.
RAYMOND LOUIS MARTINEZ
FOUNTAIN Raymond Louis Martinez, 70,
died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 in Marianna. He was
born in New York, NY and had lived in Fountain
since 1951. He was a retired electrical contractor
and was a veteran of the U. S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kim Mar-
tinez and a grandchild, Anthony Martinez.
Survivors include two sons, Dean Martinez of
Vero Beach and Joseph Martinez of Pamona Park;
one sister, Mary Lou Good of Crescent City; four
grandchildren, Brad, Christopher, Sarah and Re-
bekkah Martinez; one great-grandchild, Alexander
The family will receive friends 6 8 p.m. Friday,
Feb. 29 at Hall Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to
the Humane Society.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.
BERTHA LOIS EVERETT
BRISTOL Bertha Lois Everett, 90, died Sun-
day, Feb. 24, 2008 in Blountstown. She was born in
Lake City and had lived in Bristol since 1980. She
had worked with the Green Thumb program and
later assisted the Liberty County Senior Citizens.
She was a member of Telogia Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Polly
Lanfair and a son, Buddy Sims.
Survivors include, four sons, Curtis Sims and
his wife Linda of Kinard, James Jackson and his
wife Janet of Orlando, Billy Everett of Kinard and
Thomas Everett of Hosford; four daughters, Betty
Gatlin of Tallahassee, Jeanette Busby and her hus-
band Dwight of Repton, AL, Kathy Faircloth and
her husband Jimmy of Bristol, and Jo Ann Pate of
Hosford; a sister, Evelyn Hutto of Tallahassee; 33
grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, great-
great grandchildren and other extended family.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 26 from the
Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown
with Rev. Tommy Sumner officiating. Interment
followed in the Sanders Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in
charge of the arrangements.
GRACIE LOU SEXTON SANFORD
QUINCY Gracie Lou Sexton Sanford, 52,
died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. She was a native
of Houston County,AL and had lived in Quincy and
the surrounding area for the last 35 years.
Survivors include one son, Gary Sanford and
his wife, Jerrie of Carrabelle; two daughters,
Tammy Loveless and her husband, Troy of Texas
and Connie Thomas and her husband, Donnie of
Havanna; five grandsons, Robert Loveless, Aaron
Thomas, Caleb Thomas, Jacob Thomas and Jacob
Sanford; two granddaughters, Tuesday Loveless
and Mikayla Sanford; one brother, James Sexton
of Bristol; two sisters, Ann Davis of Stark and Rita
Cox of Greensboro.
A private family service will be held at a later
Bevis Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of
PHYLLIS ELINOR STRAUB
BLOUNTSTOWN Phyllis Elinor Straub,
88, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 in Blountstown.
She was born in Cattaraugus, NY and had lived in
Blountstown since 1985. She was a member of the
Red Hat Society and of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
John C. Straub; son, John Straub and a grandchild,
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Barber
and her husband, Don; four grandchildren, Donna
Peacock, Chuck Barber, and David and Michael
Straub; six great-grandchildren, Kristin and David
Peacock, Tommy, Katie, Cade and Emma Straub.
Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 23,
2008 from Adams Funeral Home Chapel.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the ar-
BLOUNTSTOWN Marsha Harpool, 52, died Friday, Feb. 22,
2008 at her residence. A native of Bowling Green, KY, she graduated
from Bowling Green High School and received her B.A. Degree from
Kentucky State University. She received her Master's Degree from A
& M Alabama University. She was a member of St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church. She was employed at Sunland Center at Marianna
and served as the Mayor of the City of Blountstown.
Survivors include her mother, Joan Harpool of Bowling Green, KY;
one son, Adam Harpool of Gainesville; six brothers, Johnny Harpool
and Tyrone Harpool, both of Bowling Green, KY, Earnest and his
wife, Delores Harpool of Tallahassee, Gary Harpool Jr., Howard and
is wife, Jeanette Harpool of Smith's Grove, KY, David and his wife,
Zoe Harpool of Vancouver, British Columbia; two sisters, Twanda and
her husband, James Watkins of Morganfield, KY and Sharon and her
husband, Gregory Andrews of Auburn, KY; a host of aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. at
St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. C.L. Wilson of-
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made
to Alabama A & M University Department of Urban and Regional
Planning, Huntsville, AL.
Vann Funeral Home in Marianna is in charge of the arrange-
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Weeds can be a gardener's
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To get maximum effect from
a pre-emergence herbicide, it
must be applied at the right time.
Timing is everything in gardening
especially when it comes to
controlling weeds in your lawn.
Being late-February, most
weeds that are currently growing
in your lawn are probably winter
weeds. They germinated last
fall, remained small through mid-
winter, and are now making rapid
vegetative growth. Soon, they
will begin flowering and going
to seed. Winter weeds begin to
decline as hot weather arrives.
The summer weeds, on the other
hand, have not yet begun to
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to get a head start on controlling
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The first and best method
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Healthy turf shades the soil so
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NEA'S READ ACROSS AMERICA:
Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Those who are six, sixteen, sixty-four and more have all kinds of
great events in store for the National Education Association's tenth
annual observance of NEA's Read Across America.
NEA is calling all of America's children, both young and old,
to reward their learning by celebrating the joys of reading with Dr.
Seuss on his 104th birthday. Readers of all ages are encouraged to
celebrate on March 3.
Our reading party here at W.R. Tolar will take place on Monday,
March 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us for food, games, prizes, and lots
So please mark your calendars now and feel free to call Laurie
Brandon at 643-2426 ext. 150 if you have questions. For more
information about how to generate excitement for reading among
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an additional application should
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herbicides to look for include
dithiopyr (Vigoro Weed
Stop); oryzalin (Surflan); or
pendimethalin (Lesco PRE-M).
Be sure to read and follow label
After doing a quick survey at
local stores, it's very hard to find
just a pre-emergence herbicide.
What you will find are products
that are combinations of high-
nitrogen fertilizer and herbicides,
commonly known as weed-n-
It is still too early to apply
a nitrogen-containing fertilizer
on our mostly-dormant lawns
in Northwest Florida. Adding
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In general, it's best to apply
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For additional information
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Proper mowing, fertilizing and
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you cannot shy away from what
needs to get done.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, a remarkable event will
take place in the next few days,
and you'll be on hand to expe-
rience it. Magical moments be-
tween you and a loved one are
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Think before you speak when a
friend asks for advice, Gemini.
Will the truth really be the best
thing to say? Financial gains can
be expected this week.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, a stroke of inspiration
leads you on a creative wild
goose chase. Things will calm
down toward the end of the
week when other pressing mat-
ters present themselves.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
A look of affection toward some-
one at work puts you in a posi-
tion, Leo. This person wants to
Haywood-Wakefield arm chair,
antique, good condition, $200. Call
674-1948 or 227-4067. 2-20, 2-27
Antiquedining room table, beauti-
ful, $100. Call 674-1637. 2-20,2-27
Black leather couch, like new,
$200. Call 643-2859. 2-20,2-27
New crib set, includes comforter,
bumper pad, sheet, diaper stacker,
pink and sage green with flower
and butterfly, made mostly out of t-
shirt knit, purchased from ToysRUs
for $50 on sale, asking $30. Call
Baby Einstein sit and spin, $35;
Bright Lights bouncer, pink, toys
included, barely used, $15. Call
Graco Pack N' Play. Call 643-5486
for more information. 2-27,3-5
Child swingset, $50 or best offer;
turtle sandbox, $10; Safety First
carseat, good condition, $15. Call
High chair, $15. Call 674-3264.
Baby girl clothes, lots and lots,
size 12 mo. to 2T; little girl shoes, all
for $50 or 250 each. Call 643-2181
leave message. 2-20,2-27
step it up to the next level. If you're
unattached, go for it.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Your thoughts keep turning to fam-
ily, Virgo. It could mean that you're
ready to expand your own. Money
arrives just in time for the bills and
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, you'll get swept up in new
gadgets and gizmos but they won't
be able to provide the satisfaction of
doing things "the old way." A chance
encounter leaves you guessing.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
A momentary lapse in judgement has
long-term effects, Scorpio. You'll
have to use some creative spin tactics
to get yourself out of this mess.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
The stars indicate some major chang-
es in your life in the coming weeks,
Sagittarius. Now isn't the time to
make big decisions or take any trips
while you wait to see what occurs.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
When friends want to lure you away
from your responsibilities, it's okay
to go ahead with their plan, Capri-
com. You are all caught up and ready
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Word processor/typewriter with
monitor and new ink cartridges, $20
or best offer. Call 674-8320.
Xbox, comes with only one control-
ler, $100 or best offer. Call 674-7138
ask for Jamie. 2-20,2-27
Lexmark 125, fax machine, printer,
copier, all in one, $110 or best offer;
telephone, brand new, $20. Call
674-2310. 2-20, 2-27
Whirlpool dryer, good condition,
$75; GE refrigerator with ice maker,
$75. Call 674-1637. 2-20, 2-27
1977 Ford F150,4WD, chassis and
body perfect for bog-in truck, 351 M
engine, four-speed transmission,
$600. Call 762-3937, leave mes-
sage. 2-27, 3-5
1986 Toyota truck, extra cab, 4WD,
automatic, good tires, runs good,
$2,000. Call 643-6003. 2-27,3-5
2004 Toyota pickup, 4WD, 3"
body lift with new 33 x 12.50 mud
tires, runs good, needs minor
work, $4,500. Call 379-8109 or
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
A satisfying bit of news arrives just when
you need a pick-me-up, Aquarius. Your
romantic partner is involved in this mes-
sage and the events that will ensue.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Drama, drama, drama is the name of the
game this week, Pisces. If you can keep
yourself out of the emotional mix, good
2002 Chevy Avalanche, 88,000
miles, $12,500 or best offer, retails
for$15,000 (NADAbook value). Call
1992 Nissan 4WD pick up, man-
ual five-speed transmission, good
shape, needs minor work, great
hunting truck, 33x12x50 tires with
10x1 5 aluminum rims, $4,000. Call
643-6723 or 379-3013. 2-20,2-27
1998 Toyota Tacoma, regular cab,
4WD, A/C, five speed, runs great,
$3,600. Call 643-5223. 2-20,2-27
1979 Ford Bronco XLT, automatic
transmission, needs engine, good
body, $1,200. Call 762-3937, leave
1988 Ford Bronco, full sized, good
condition, 4WD, works good, needs
minor fix up, $3,000 or best offer.
Call 272-6345. 2-27,3-5
2002 Buick Park Avenue, V6,
all power, new brakes, new tires,
$6,000. Call 762-4398, ask for Paul
or Debra. 2-27, 3-5
2002 VW Jetta, blue, sunroof,
automatic, 85k miles, many extra
features, asking payoff. Can be
seen at 12286 Baker St. in Bristol.
Call 643-5742. 2-27, 3-5
2005 Pontiac Grand Am, asking
payoff of $14,000. Call 643-6994.
2000 Hyundai Tiberon, 121k
miles, $3,000 or best offer. Call
2001 Buick Century, high miles,
runs good, everything works, asking
$2,650 but let's talk. Call 544-4760
anytime. 2-20, 2-27
-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 II
Chris Martin, Singer (31)
Jessica Biel, Actress (26)
Patricia Heaton, Actress (50)
Jake Lloyd, Actor (19)
Rob Reiner, Director (61)
Willard Scott, Weatherman (74)
Aidan Quinn, Actor (49)
Page 2 THE ALHOU -LIE-- JUNA-ERURm7,20
2004 Ford Mustang, V6, five
speed, 50,000 miles, pay off. Call
1988 Buick Regal, $1,300. Call
1997 Toyota Camry LE, good
condition, 136,000 miles, four cyl-
inder, automatic, power everything,
cruise, A/C, AM/FM/cassette, dual
airbags, $3,500 or best offer. Call
AUTO PARTS &
1978 Ford Bronco chassis, 460
engine, C-6 transmission, nodular
iron 9" ford rear end, aluminum
intake and headers, $2,500. Call
762-3937, leave message. 2-27,3-5
1972 Ford Bronco parts, three-
speed manual transmission, trans-
fer case Dana 20, front and rear
differential, three-inch suspension
lift kit, $800. Call 762-3937, leave
Vending trailer, liftslide with sliding
glass, 10.5 x 6 wide, new tires, new
floor, three sinks, freezer, hot water
heater, recent paint, $3,500 or best
offer. Call 643-2563. 2-27, 3-5
Two 16" tires with rims, good
condition, $40. Call 379-3966.
Set of chrome wheels, five lugs,
16", came off Cadillac Escalade,
$75. Call 643-5396. 2-27, 3-5
HOME FOR SALE
New three bedroom, two
bath 1,200 sq. ft. home
in Blountstown. Tile/
Laminate flooring, kitch-
en appliance package.
Call (850) 762-8185
3 FOR RENP'S
two bath mobile
home located in
Altha. No pets.
350 mo. & $250 dep.
Call 762-3706 r
3 FACTORY REPO'S
New mobile homes
where factory has gone
out of business! All are
14 ft. wide.
(2) 3/2 full bath and
(1) 2/1. Prices starting
with air set-up.
FEBRUARY 27, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25
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Super Swamper tires, like new,
33x12.5x15, mounted on polished
aluminum bullet rims, six lug pattern,
includes caps and lug nuts, $800
for set of four. Call 694-4131.
20,06 Yamaha Wolverine, 2WD,
350cc, electric start, automatic,
reverse, like new, $2,700. Call
643-8199. 2-27, 3-5
20,03 CFR 250 dirtbike, new condi-
tion, used probably 75 hours, $2,500
firm. Call 643-2612. 2-27,3-5
Four-wheeler, 90, gas powered,
red/white, garage kept, needs
little work, $500 or best offer. Call
2001 Honda ST 1100, great
shape, new tires, $6,500; 2007
Honda Shadow 750 Spirit, wind-
shield, highway bars, back rest,
luggage rack, like new, under war-
ranty, $6,600. Call 899-0269 or
2004 Honda Foreman 4-wheeler,
4WD, 118 hours on it; 2005 Honda
Rancher four wheeler, 70 hours on
it, $7,000 for both. Call 674-9461.
$150 2pc Queen P/T
mattress & box. New in plastic
with warranty. Can deliver.
9-pc cherry dining room set -
Formal & Elegant,. New in
boxes. $850. (delivery
BDRM 5pc cherry set. Brand
new in boxes $599 Can
BED $279 New Queen Plush
Mattress Set in Sealed
Plastic, Warranty. Can Deliver.
BRAND NEW full size
mattress set. $125. 1 AI'1
matt set. $100. Both new,
Ent TV Cntr still in ship box.
$199. Call asap 222-7783
GLIDER ROCKER w/
ottoman. BRAND NEW still in
box. $199. Call 425-8374
LEATHER SOFA /LOVE.
NEW, lifetime warranty,
sacrifice $895. (delivery
Queen Cherry Wood 7-pc
Sleigh Bed Set w/ dovetail
drawers. $2400 value, must
sacrifice $999 222-7783
Sofa, loveseat & chair. New
100% micro fiber, stain
resistant, family friendly. $600,
must move, delivery available.
1999 Lowe boat, 16 ft., 25 hp
Johnson motor, two anchors, live
well, fish finder, trolling motor,
spare tire, $3,850. Call 442-6523
or 557-0767. 2-27,3-5
1996 Stratos bass boat, 16 ft., 130
hp Johnson motor, trolling motor,
dual console, Pioneer CD player
with remote, trailer, garage kept,
must see to appreciate, $5,500 or
best offer. Call 674-2182. 2-27,3-5
2001 Bracewell boat, 14 ft., alumi-
num, stick steering, 40 hp Mercury,
power trim, electric anchor mates,
perfect shape, used five times,
$7,800. Call 478-988-4847.
16 ft. Challenger bass boat, 70 hp
Evinrude motor, two live wells, work-
ing aerators, bilge pumps, good
condition, $2,500. Call 209-4661.
16 ft. Ashcraft fiberglass boat, 80
hp. Mariner motor, trolling motor,
and trailer, good condition, $3,800.
Call 674-3887. 2-20, 2-27
1995 Ranger bass boat, with 115
hp. Mercury with jack plate, Motor
guide trolling motor 24 volts, Hum-
mingbird depth finder, $6,000. Call
643-6723 or 379-3013. 2-20,2-27
: ADBA PITBULL TERRIERS:
Black & white and blue,
: & white, parents on :
premises, $200 .
Call 577-1699 or 557-1702
D. E. Billingsley
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Call (850) 510-3309
\ 2-13T 3-5
19 ft. Hydro Sport bass boat,
trailer, 200 hp. Pro V Yamaha motor,
excellent buy, must sell, $3,995. Call
674-1948 or 227-4067. 2-20, 2-27
2007 16 ft. welded aluminum,
5ft. beam, stick steering, 55 hp.
Johnson, trim and tilt, all new, no
trailer, $8,500. Call 674-7138.
1999 Hi-Low camper, 21 ft., sleeps
4-5, full bath, stove, fridge, heater,
A/C, awning, screen room, two
gas tanks, spare tire, sway bars,
hitch, $7,300. Call 442-6523 or
2003 Cougar Keystone camper,
fifth-wheel style, sleeps six, 27 1/2
ft. long, 12 ft. slide out, everything
works, $13,000. Call 762-8168.
2004 30 ft. Layton Travel trailer,
excellent condition, slide out,
$12,000. Call 674-4197. 2-20, 2-27
2000 Starcraft Pop-up camper,
one side pulls out, dinning room,
stove, refrigerator, $1,800 or best
offer, no A/C. Call 643-8526 or
663-9838. 2-20, 2-27
Dutchman travel trailer, self con-
tained, good shape, $2,000. Call
: ADBA BLUE "
Parents on premises, 4
Call 577-1699 or 557-1702
HORSE HAY 9
| Square bails $550
Call Nick at (850)
762-8333 day, night
and weekends call
2004 Palamino pop-up camper,
electric lift, heat/air, stove, fridge,
sleeps five, table makes into a
bed, like new, used one time. Call
674-2566 or can be seen at 20183
NE Burns Ave. in Blountstown.
TOOLS & HEAVY
Black and Decker tool kit, like
new, includes reciprocating saw,
skill saw, drill, stud finder, two bat-
teries, charger, $100 or best offer.
Call 379-3966. 2-27, 3-5
Volt Simpson meter, great for
electricians or telephone repairs.
Call 762-1912. 2-20, 2-27
12" Sears Craftsman garden plow,
like new, $85; Black & Decker shop
vac, $20; (2) 18" Craftsman chain-
saw, one for parts only, $25 for both;
electric hedge trimmer, 18", $20.
Call 674-6242. 2-20,2-27
Wanted: Blountstown High School
baseball team is looking for a used
refrigerator to buy or will take dona-
tion Please call Marilyn Vincent at
674-5724 or 674-4237. 2-27,3-5
Wanted: Looking for someone
to exchange gas stoveJor electric
stove, must be in good shape of
equal value. Call 942-5180. 2-27,3-5
Wanted: We buy junk cars, trucks,
batteries and salvage. We pay top
dollar. Call 643-5791 or 447-2215
ask for Hubert. 2-20T5-4
:: . .
3 used, 3/2 full bath
The 2008 Calhoun-
Liberty Plat directo-
ries are now available
at the Calhoun-Lib-
erty Journal office in
Cost: $4280 each.
3 used, in stock,
3 bedroom, 2 bath
house, 1,332 sq. ft.
under roof, custom
shingles, vinyl sid-
ing, laminate and
carpet flooring, along
with ceramic in the
bathrooms. Sits on
3/4 acre lot on Black
Bottom Road., ap-
proximately five miles
south of Altha.
Call (850) 899-0269
Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 27, 2008
VIRGINIA F. MURPHY
MONTGOMERY, AL Virginia F. Mu
87 died Sunday, Feb. 24 in Montgomery. She
bom in Flatwoods, KY and had lived in B:
since 1981 before moving to Montgomery
was a graduate of Liberty County High Sc
and was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald L. Mu
and his wife, Mary Jo of Springfield, OH
James E. Murphy of Montgomery, AL; two
ters, Irene Ritter of Bristol and Margaret Per
Russell, KY; two grandchildren, Greg Murp
Naples and Lysa Smith and her husband, Bri
Springfield, OH; four great-grandchildren I
Smith and Ashley, Allie and R.T. Murphy.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. (CT) Fr
Feb. 29 at St. Francis ofAssisi Catholic Chur
Blountstown. The family will receive friend
hour prior to service time at the church. Inter
will follow in the Mitchem Cemetery in Bri
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown
charge of the arrangements.
BRIDGET ANN SNIDER
BRISTOL Bridget Ann
Snider, 51 died Monday, Feb.
25 in Panama City. She was
born in Nashville, TN. She was
a homemaker and had lived
in Bristol since 2000, coming
from North Dakoka.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Gary Snider of Bristol;
her step-father, Herman Pater
of Hines, MN; two daughters,
Heather Snider and Misty L
and her husband, James Ward
Jr., both of Blountstown; one N E
brother, John Smith of Blue
Springs, MD; six sisters, Laura Pr
Pater of Maple Lake, MN, Cor
Gayle Porter and her husband,
Norman of Greenbrier, TN, Churc
Debra Watkins and her hus- Ca
band, Duane of Shelvin, MN,
Kathy Pond and her husband,
Bob of Pine Wood, MN, April One Sto
Cunningham and her husband, 69
Bill of Mesperia, MI and Joy BiounmTIOa
Barnes and her husband, Greg The foil
of Olive Branch, MS; three available
grandchildren and several Helper,
nieces and nephews. Technic
Memorial services will be Worker,
held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29 Service
at Peavy Funeral Home Cha- Manage
pel. Memorialization will be Service Chipol
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown is in charge of the
Buy, sell & trade
with an ad in the
GRAND MARQUIS LS
Leather, dual power,
lumbar sets, keyless
entry, 134,000 miles
and very clean.
, Call (850) 674-5674/
ELAINE EDNA HULSEY
uphy, CLARKSVILLE Elaine Edna Hulsey, 90
ewas died Sunday, Feb. 24 at her residence. Born
rsho in Bessemer, AL, she was a homemaker and a
school resident of Clarksville for the last several years,
coming from Columbiana, AL.
irphy Survivors include five sons, Charles B. Hulsey
I and and Jack Hulsey, both of Munster, IN, Clyde
o sis- Hulsey of Griffith, IN, Randy Husley of the Frink
ry of Community in Calhoun County and Michael
hy of Hulsey of Patterson, LA; one daughter, Donna
Paige Wiggins of Myrtle Beach, SC; one brother, Char-
lie Crumpton of Bessemer, AL; one sister, Virginia
iday, McGee of Norfolk, VA.
rch in Services and burial will be held at a later date
ids an in Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery in Columbiana,
stol. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in
charge of the arrangements.
ch in Hosford.
op Career Center
8 NE Pear St Suite 2,
,n Phone (850) 674-5088
owing positions are
9: Construction Trades
Office Clerk, Food
r, Truck Driver. EOE
la Workforce Board UFN
Immediate opening for
a DIESEL MECHANIC
with experience on heavy
equipment used in agri-
culture including loaders,
forklifts, tractors and com-
posting equipment. Weld-
ing and hydraulics a plus.
Must have full set of hand
tools. Fax resume to (850)
627-3493. EOE 2.27..5
-.. , .
FISCAL ASSISTANT II
ledicaid/Medicare Billing experience required.
To apply please visit:
For questions you may contact:
Kelly King, Business Manager
Liberty County Health Department
(850) 643-2415, ext. 223
Closing Date: 03/03/08
Medical office experience required.
To apply please visit:
For questions you may contact:
Kelly King, Business Manager
Liberty County Health Department
(850) 643-2415 ext. 223
Closing Date: 03/07/08
Wanted: Home to rent, or rent to
own, in the country, for a young ma-
ture couple with 5 dogs, looking for
a nice cozy place to call home, will
provide a fence if there is not one
to keep the dogs outside. They do
not bark excessively and are very
friendly. Call 272-1397. 2-20,2-27
Wanted: Hydraulic powered brake
booster for a 1989 Buick Park Ave.
Call 674-9132. 2-20, 2-27
Wanted: Will buy junk cars and
will move, any condition. Call
762-8589. 1-9 T.7-2-08
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks,
any condition, we pay cash. Call
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell.
Central heat and air unit, 21/2 ton,
$275. Call 643-7378. 2-27, 3-5
Windows, 32x32", good shape, $40
for pair. Call 674-6242. 2-20, 2-27
36x79" Wooden door, $20; Gar-
den tub, $30. Call 674-1637.
Heavy bath tub, regular size, $40.
Call 674-3264. 2-20,2-27
Chain link fence gate, 5x5, with
all hookups, $25. Call 674-8517.
Vertical blinds, several sizes
up to 74", white, $40 each. Call
Pendant light fixture, elegant
Hunter Kenroy brand, still in box
unopened. Leftover from building
project, cultured alabaster shade,
uses three 60-watt bulbs, E-Z In-
stall, oxford silver finish, measures
20" by 16" wide, comes with eight
foot wire and two foot chain. Photo
on box. Asking $100. Can be seen
at The Journal office in Bristol on
Summers Road. UFN
HOMES & LAND
New all brick home in Marianna,
2,126 sq. ft. heated, 3 bedroom,2
bath, 2 car garage, covered back
porch, alarm system, kitchen with
custom cabinets, all stainless steel
appliances, large master bedroom
with large master bath, garden
whirlpool tub, ceramic walk-in
shower, $259,900. Call 762-4481
or 272-6838. 2-27T.3-19
2001 Fleetwood mobile home,
28 x 52 Springhill, three bedroom,
two bath, looks almost new, must
be moved, asking payoff. Call
524-5247. 2-27, 3-5
1995 Cavalier doublewide, large
5 bedroom, 2 bath on 2 to 10 acres
(your choice) in the Mossy Pond
area, landscaped, 2 large carports,
workshop with utilities, all fenced,
new carpeting, tin roof, AC/heat
unit, double paned glass sliding
door to cemented patio with roof and
electricity, $100,000 for fenced 2
acres and house. Call 674-7081.
P L O J F EB 2
Reduced price on mobile home,
12 x 50 with screened porch, cook
house/boat shed on three lots bor-
dering Apalachicola National Forest
in Orange. Call 643-5757. 2-27T.3-26
Big loton Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
Brick home recently updated,
three bedroom, two bath, central
heat and AC unit, privacy fence,
ceramic tile in kitchen and bath-
rooms, deck off master bedroom,
back porch and storage building,
$110,000. Located at20496 Bridges
Ave. in Blountstown. Call 674-2637
after 5 p.m. or leave message at
447-0682. 2-27, 3-5
Brick Home, on 1.3 acres, lots
of trees, on Black Bottom Road,
1,900+ sq. ft. 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2
bath, living room, dining room, sun-
room, kitchen with lots of cabinets
and appliances plus breakfast area,
newly remodeled with new roof, all
new floors, 2 HVAC units, fireplace
with blower, 7 ceiling fans, storage
shed, above-ground pool with new
liner, $149,000. Call 272-6838 or
1990 Mobile home, recently redone
inside and floor, includes washing
machine, dryer, refrigerator with ice
maker, stove, central heat and air
unit, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $4,500,
must be moved. Call 379-3581
leave message. 2-20, 2-27
Uncleared acreage in Clarksville
area. Call 674-2310. 2-20, 2-27
35 gallon fish tank, includes hood,
lights and all accessories, $60. Call
Beautiful bulldog puppies,
half Shar-pei, half Pit, $50. Call
Beagle/Walker mixed puppies,
seven weeks old, free to a good
home. Call 643-5516. 2-27,3-5
Free puppies, very cute, all need-
ing good homes. Call 674-3045.
Rummage sale, March 1,4,6,7 and
8 at the Panhandle Pioneer Settle-
ment in Blountstown beginning at
7:30 a.m. each day. Everything from
clothing, farm implements, furniture,
housewares, collectibles and toys.
Call 674-2777. 2-27,3-5
Multi-family yard sale, Saturday,
March 1 beginning at 7 a.m. (CT) at
17170 NWAngle St. in Blountstown.
Infant to toddler girl's clothing size-
6 month to 3 year, children's toys,
misses clothes sizes 2 to 4 (all top
quality), many misc. items very
reasonably priced. Cancel if rain.
Call 643-5486. 2-27,3-5
Multi-family yard sale, Saturday,
March 1 beginning at 8 a.m., Hwy.
20 on corner across from Dol-
lar General Store in Bristol. Call
Kid's yard sale, Saturday, March
1 at the old First Baptist Church on
Hwy. 20 between Strickland's Ace
Hardware and Superior Bank in
Bristol. Children's clothes, shoes,
toys and baked goods. Most items
under $1. This church sale benefits
The Rick's Institute in Liberia. Call
Altha yard sale, Saturday, March
1 from 7 a.m. until noon at 22417
NW Watson Road. Baby boy arid
girl's clothes, infant carseat and
stroller, men and women's clothes
and much more. Cancel if rain..Call
FEBRUARY 27, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27
Local Employment Participation Workshop:
Made by Peter R. Brown Construction, Inc.
(CG-C036285), The Construction Manager for
Liberty High School Addition, Bristol, Florida.
DATE AND TIME: March 4, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. School Board
meeting room located at 12926 NW County Road 12, Bristol
This meeting is to introduce the local subcontractor market t(
the Subcontractors on the project. We encourage any loca
subcontractors/ tradesmen/ vendors to attend for possibilities
to work on this project.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LIBERTY
CASE NO. 07168CA
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORT-
MELISSA LOPEZ, et al,
NOTICE OF ACTION
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
14750 NW Jacobs Lane
Bristol, FL 32321
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
14750 NW Jacobs Lane
Bristol, FL 32321
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS(S) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
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d YOUR ARE NOTIFIED that an action
, to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in LIBERTY, County,
0 A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE
l NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWN-
s SHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST,
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
BEING A PART OF THAT CERTAIN
TRACT OF LAND DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 39, PAGE
677 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
SAID COUNTY AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
BEGIN AT A 5/8 INCH RE-BAR WITH
CAP (PSM3031) MARKING THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS AND
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SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 161.03
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH RE-BAR WITH
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W ALONG THE NORTHERN BOUND-
ARY OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE
OF 400.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF
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has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defences within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Florida De-
fault Law Group, P.L., Plantiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive weeks
in the Calhoun Liberty Journal.
Witness my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 25 day of February,
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Greenways and Trails (OGT)
joined community partners to
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the Blackwater Heritage State
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native vegetation. With a
grant from Florida Wildflower
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from community volunteers,
more than 500 plants purchased
from a local nursery have been
installed in the Trail's rest areas
and parking lots during the month
"These native wildflowers
showcase nature's beauty to
the trail users," said DEP's
Office of Greenways & Trails
Director Jena B. Brooks. "This
project promotes environmental
stewardship and emphasizes the
importance of natural vegetation
in Florida's habitats."
Kiosks at the Trail's rest
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Additional interpretive plaques
along the trail will be installed
to assist trail users in the
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The Blackwater Heritage
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Through Florida Forever, the
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The 10-year, $3 billion Florida
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and preserves important cultural
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base. Ethan Byler had a 3-for-4-
afternoon (including a double),
scored twice, and was credited with
2 RBIs. Tad Scott was 2 for 3 and
scored 3 runs. Noah Byler had a
2-for-4 performance. Noah scored
2 runs, jacked his first homerun of
the season, and had 3 RBIs. Gary
scored twice and he stole a base. Josh
McIntosh doubled in his 4 at bats and
23-The Wildcats had to wait 1:40
minutes to play the Gators.
"A Day of Baseball" almost
turned into "A Night of Baseball."
But Altha didn't mind. Besides
what better could you find to do on
a Saturday night than to stomp the
Gators on their home turf, 12-0, on a
After the five-inning, 2:24 minute
affair, this pack of Wildcats (5-0:
0-0. 2-2A), whom had never beaten
the Gators, had finally gotten the
proverbial monkey (er, gator) off
their backs by taking down Wewa
(1-2; 0-0, 3-2A).
And they did it in high fashion
with two homeruns, stellar pitching,
and great defense. After the game
Coach Faurot reflected on the night,
"Our three pitchers (Cale Chafin,
Tad Scott, and Keith Kirkpatrick)
did a great job and we were more
disciplined than they were in every
aspect of the game."
That comment was most glaringly
evident at the plate. The Wildcats
drew 14 walks and induced the
Gators' starting pitcher to throw 99
pitches in the first three innings.
Jake Edenfield began the scoring
frenzy in the first inning. With one
out he drew a walk and later scored
on Ethan Byler's RBI walk.
Tony Golden led off the second
inning with a base hit to centerfield.
Both Josh McIntosh and Tad Scott
were issued walks with one out. On a
2-0 pitch count, Noah Byler turned on
a pitch and lasered a two-out grand-
slam over the left field fence. That
put the Wildcats on top, 5-0.
Wewa only scoring threat came
in their half of the third frame. The
first batter reached on a fielder's
choice and the next two batters were
walked. With two outs and the bases
loaded and a full count on the Gators'
lead-off batter, Wildcats hurler, Cale
Chafin, struck out Josh Mitchell
looking at strike three.
Altha continued the bases merry-
go-round with a three-run third
inning. Ethan Byler reached on the
first baseman's error but was forced
out at second on Cale Chafin's
fielder's choice. Then Chafin stole
second base. Tony Golden's double
to left centerfield scored Chafin. Josh
McIntosh was issued a two-out walk.
Jake Edenfield poked a Texas-leaguer
to right field that scored Golden and
moved McIntosh to second. Both
runners moved up a base on the
catcher's tried to pick off McIntosh
at second and his throw went into
centerfield. Tad Scott walked to first
as did Noah Byler to load the bases.
Noah picked up his fifth RBI of the
game when he scored McIntosh.
In fourth inning the Wildcats
posted 4 more runs. Ethan Byler
led off with a single through the left
side of the infield. With two outs
Gary Chew cranked a homerun to
left centerfield that plated Ethan.
McIntosh, Juan Alejos, and Scott
all walked. Noah Byler's sixth RBI
came after he walked and scored
McIntosh. Also, Keith Kirkpatrick
drew a walk that allowed Alejos
to cross home plate and give the
Wildcats their 12-0 shutout and an
unblemished 5-0 record.
Not only did Altha make history
last Saturday night but today they have
made history as well. According to
their Web site, www.maxpreps.com.,
last Monday the Wildcats ranked
among the top national leaders in
high school baseball statistics.
TONY GOLDEN leads the nation
with his .857 batting average!
Brothers ETHAN and NOAH
BYLER are #2 and #3, respectively
in runs batted in (RBIs) with 11
apiece. As a team Altha is #6 in
RBIs with 41.
JOSH MclNTOSH is #8 in runs
scored with 8. The Wildcats' team
is #7 with 43 runs scored.
TAD SCOTT leads the nation in
striking out 23 opposing batters! As
a team ALTHA is #1 in the nation
with all of our pitchers having fanned
TAD SCOTT is #2 in winning
percentage as a pitcher! He stands
at 1.000 with a 3-0 record. Tad
has thrown 2 shutouts and he has a
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Altha is only 1 of 2 teams in
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