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Volume 28, Number 10 Z Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Beth Pickron sworn in to finish
husband's term on commission
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The widow of the late Calhoun
County Commissioner Jim Pickron
took the oath of office Monday. Beth
Pickron, 78, will serve the remaining
nine months of her husband's term
following her appointment by Gov.
Charlie Crist. Before his death on
Jan. 10, Jim Pickron asked that she
be able to take over his position on
"I just hope I can fill his shoes,"
she said after Monday's swearing in
ceremony with Clerk of Court Ruth
Attaway and Attorney Matt Fuqua.
"He was always helping someone,
from paying their light bills to getting
their road fixed." After his death, she
said she was "shocked and proud" to
find out just how many good things
her husband was involved in.
She said she's already had a few
calls from people wondering what to
expect from her as a commissioner.
"People want to know what I'm
going to do about certain things, but
you can't expect to walk into a job
and know what's what." She said she
had no personal agenda and would
wait and see what comes before the
For her, serving on the board is a
way of feeling close to her husband
again, she said. "He loved politics
Beth Pickron, at left, takes the oath of office 1Monday in the Calhoun
and we were inseparable," she said.
"Whatever he did, I was right by his
After Monday's ceremony, she
said, "It did my heart good to know
I'm doing what he wanted me to
She is the second woman to serve
TRISH CORRENTE PHOTO
as a Calhoun County Commissioner.
The first was Nadine Stone, who not
only finished the term of her husband,
B.H. Stone, following his death on
July 16, 1961, she went on to be re-
elected to that office for three terms,
according to Clerk of Court Ruth
Three bags of
in traffic stop
to compete in
Carrabelle woman killed in
Friday crash on C.R. 67
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Carrabelle woman has become Liberty County's second
traffic fatality of 2008, according to the Florida Highway
The single vehicle accident claimed the life of 48-year-old
Vivian Reynolds Fleming Friday night.
Fleming's passenger, identified as Candise Ray Whiddon,
23, also of Carrabelle, was seriously injured.
The women were traveling north on County Road 67 around
11:35 p.m. when Fleming lost control of her 1990 Chevrolet
The vehicle went onto the west shoulder, rolled onto its right
side and struck several trees.
Fleming was ejected and the right side of the vehicle landed
on her. She was later pronounced dead at Tallahassee Memorial
The crash, which happened about eight miles south of
Hosford, was investigated by Cpl. Brandon S. Overstreet.
Fleming's accident was the seventh fatal crash investigated
by the FHP in Liberty County over the past 12 months.
iiiI" 111 1 Sheriffs Log...2 Candidate update...3 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...8 Farmer's Almanac;..9
7 1812)0B90o18 Birthdays...10 Speak Up!... 13 Outdoors...14 Schools...16 19 Obituaries...22 Classifieds...24, 25 & 26
Over 1,400 pills stolen in
Last week's heavy rains sent the Chipola River overflowing its banks before cresting
at 25.1 feet at 2 a.m. Thursday, according to the Calhoun County Emergency
Management Office. Flood stage is 22 feet. The landing at Scotts Ferry is shown
above Thursday morning as waters cover a boat shed. ANGELA DAVIS PHOTO
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Three bags of marijuana seized; two
arrested in Saturday night traffic stop
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Officers seized nearly three
ounces of marijuana in a Sunday
night traffic stop on State Road
71, just north of Wrennie Moody
Road, and arrested the driver and
Calhoun County Sheriff's
Deputy Scotty Norris pulled
over a 2002 Ford pickup with a
cracked windshield at 10:45 p.m.
and asked the driver, 27-year-old
Edward Cale Pierce of Austin,
TX, to step out of the vehicle.
After the dispatcher ran a
computer check on his driver's
license, Norris learned that the
passenger, identified as Robert
Gutierrez, 42, of Clearwater, was
wanted in Floyd County, GA after
failing to appear in court on a
DUI charge. There was another
warrant for him issued by Pinellas
As Gutierrez exited the truck
to be taken into custody for the
outstanding warrants, Norris
noticed the strong odor of raw
marijuana. A white pill, later
identified as hydrocodone, was
found, when Gutierrez was
searched. He then told officers
there was a small vial of marijuana
in the passenger's seat.
Norris was joined at the scene
by FHP Trooper Wes Harsey,
Deputy Todd Wheetley and his
drug dog, Aldo. As the dog was
walked around the truck, he alerted
officers to something at the seams
of the right -side passenger's
door and back seat door.
Officers found a gray luggage
bag on the left rear passenger seat
with three clear plastic Ziplock
bags that held a total of 80 grams
Apill bottle with approximately
1.5 grams of marijuana was found
in the passenger's seat. A pack
of rolling papers was taken from
the center console, and a tie-dye
patterned jar with marijuana
residue had been concealed
behind the right rear passenger
A grinder containing marijuana
residue and a set of digital scales
were found in the driver's luggage,
located in the bed of the truck.
The driver told officers he
was on his way to Atlanta to see
about a job.
Pierce was charged with
possession of paraphernalia.
Gutierrez was taken into
custody on two warrants and
charged with possession of more
than 20 grams of marijuana.
Hundreds of pills taken in drug store break-in
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Over 1,400 pain pills were
stolen during a break-in at
Blountstown Drugs last week,
according to a report from the
Blountstown Police Depart-
Sgt. Darryl Temple was
driving along West Central
Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on
Feb. 26 when he heard the
store's security alarm go off.
The metal back door of the
store was left standing open
and a tire tool, which had been
used to break open the door,
was on the ground nearby.
When he entered the phar-
macy, he saw several bulk size
pill bottles of hydrocodone
scattered on the floor. He
also found a box of Fentanyl
Patches, used for pain relief,
on the floor.
Temple noticed a dark-col-
ored truck in the area at the
time, and noted that it had a
diamond-plate tool box and a
grey pin stripe on the side.
When store owner Jon
Plummer conducted an inven-
tory, the missing items were
*872 Hydrocone pills (generic)
*457 Loritab pills (generic)
*99 Loritab pills
*" Two boxes of 10 Fentanyl
Anyone with information contact the Blountstown Po-
about the burglary is'urged to lice Department at 674-5987.
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*Billy Ray Webb, LUI.
*Richard Shuler, possession of alcohol less than
21 years of age, resisting without violence.
*David Williams, driving while license suspended
*Joshua M. Watts, DUI, fleeing and attempting
to elude, reckless driving, possession of alcohol
under the age of 21.
*John Shiver, suspended sentence violation.
*Theresa Brooks, perjury in official proceed-
*Timothy Hatten, FTA Calhoun Co. (three
times), FTA Liberty Co., worthless checks.
*Adam Nelson, possession of less than 20
grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, posses-
sion of-controlled substance, reckless driving.
*Brandon Dowell, possession of alcohol by per-
son under 21 years of age.
*Lori Sansom, FTA (13) worthless checks.
*Tyrell Odom, disorderly intoxication.
*Chris Waltman, permitting an unauthorized
person to drive a motor vehicle.
*Rickie Kincer, felony driving while license sus-
pended or revoked (third con.), possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug
*Dewey Smith, driving while license suspended
*Robert Gutierrez, Georgia warrant, possession
of more than 20 grams, Pinellas warrant.
*Edward Pierce, possession of paraphernalia.
*Litobia Lawson, driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked with knowledge.
*Timothy M. Snipes, burglary of a dwelling.
*Clifton Moncrief, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked.
*Teresa Brooks, holding for CCSO.
*William Ulmer, VOP.
*James Carl Durden, DUI.
*Lori Williams Sansom, holding for CCSO.
*Timothy McCormick, disorderly intoxication.
*Litobia Lawson, holding for CCSO.
Listingsincludenamefollowedbychargeandidentificationofarrestingagency. The namesabove represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
Feb. 25 through March 2, 2008
Accidents............. 04 Traffic Citations.................09
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......91
Business alarms.....02 Residential alarms..........00
MARCH 5, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
CANDIDATE UPDATE F ... 1
The latest list of Liberty County
candidates who have filed their in-
tent for the 2008 election includes:
SHERIFF: Nick Finch (R), Miles
"Jinker" Potter (D), Eddie Joe White
(D), Donnie E. Conyers (D) and Jim-
my Faircloth (NPA),
TAX COLLECTOR: Thomas
"Bubba" Rast (D), Julie Suber (D),
Marie G. Goodman (D) and Joan J.
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS:
Marcia Wood Incumbent (D).
PROPERTY APPRAISER: Patri-
cia S. Whitfield Incumbent (D).
SCHOOLS: Stephen "Craig" Shuler
(D), Sue Summers (D) and Gregory
0. Solomon (D).
SCHOOL BOARD District 1:
Logan E. Kever (NP).
COUNTY COMMISSIONER -
District 1: Albert "Butch" Butcher
- Incumbent (D)
COUNTY COMMISSIONER -
District 3: Jerry Lewis (D)
- District 5: Edward "Kevin" Wil-
liams (D), Robert L. Parrish (D),
Eddie Pullam (D) and Curtis Lee
Calhoun County candidates who
have filed their intent to seek office
SHERIFF: Charles McCrone Jr.
CLERK OF COURT: Willie D.
Wise (R) and Ruth W. Attaway In-
TAX COLLECTOR: Kenneth R.
"Shep" Sheppard (R), Royce Gene
Wise (D) and Doris Burkett Incum-
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS:
Jara Whitworth (D), Roy Youl Pick-
ron (R) and Margie Laramore In-
PROPERTY APPRAISER: Ter-
rell L. Stone Incumbent (D)
Mary Sue Neves Incumbent (D).
Dist. 1: Shelby Hires (D), Cecil Ray
Cochran (R), Jerry Guilford (D) and
Danny Ray Wise Incumbent (D).
Dist. 3: Jeral R. Hall Sr. (D).
Dist. 5: Harold E. Pickron (D),
J.W. O'Bryan, Orville Eby (R),
Thomas G. Flowers (D), Clifford
"Jeff" O'Bryan (D) and Tammy S.
SCHOOL BOARD, Dist. 1 (Non-
partisan): Edward F. Holley, Steve
Mears Jr., Danny Ryals and Grant
SCHOOL BOARD, Dist. 4
(Nonpartisan): Thaddeus J. Sim-
mons, Clifford Jackson and Kenneth
Mike Jones, Superintendent Mary Sue Neves, Caitlyn Stewart and School Principal Neva Miller.
BMS 8th-grader Caitlyn Stewart wins
regional spelling bee in Panama City
from the Calhoun County School
Third time is the charm, as the
old saying goes. This proved to
be true for Blountstown Middle
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School 8th grader, Caitlyn
Stewart, Saturday, March 1,
as she represented Calhoun.
County at the 2008 Panama
City-Kiwanis Regional Spelling
Bee competition in Panama City.
Competing at the regional level
for the 3rd consecutive year,
Caitlyn walked away as the 1st
Caitlyn, the 14-year-old
daughter of Terry and Kathy
Stewart, has won the county level
spelling bee three years in a row,
which qualified her, each year, to
represent Calhoun County at the
regional level in Panama City.
At the regional competitions in
2006 and 2007, she placed 3rd.
This year, as she competed with
one speller each from Bay, Gulf,
Santa Rosa, and Washington
County, she was determined
to take the number one spot.
The word that earned her that
spot was "excoriate". Along
with the winning trophy, Caitlyn
received a year's subscription
to Encyclopedia Britannica
Online, a $20 Amazon gift card,
a Merriam-Webster dictionary,
and a $100 savings bond.
Caitlyn isn't through competing
yet. As regional winner, she
and her family will travel to
Washington, D.C. on May 29-30,
where she will compete in the
Scripps National Spelling Bee.
The Kiwanis Club of Panama
City will sponsor her trip, along
with spending money.
The winner of the national
competition is not Caitlyn's only
forte. She is a well-rounded student
who participates in a variety of
worthy activities. She is president
of Blountstown Middle School's
National Junior Honor Society,
secretary-treasurer of Christian
Athletes, and a volunteer at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
and Calhoun County Library. She
also uses spare time to tutor other
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Days of Our Lives
writer to speak at
Chipola on Friday
graduate Jane Atkins, an American soap
opera writer, will speak at the Chipola
Honors seminar on Friday, March 7.
Her appearance is set for 1 p.m. in
Jackson Lecture Hall in the Literature/
Atkins started working on daytime
soaps briefly in 1989 as the script writer
for "Santa Barbara," but left the crew
the same year. In 1994, she briefly
wrote scripts for "Guiding Light."
During 1996-1997, she worked her
first Associate Head Writing job for
"General Hospital." During 1998-1999,
she went back to writing scripts, this
time for NBC's daytime drama "Sunset
Beach." During 2002-2004, Atkins
worked as the script writer for "Days
of our Lives."
For information, call Bonnie Smith
at 526-2761, Ext. 3247.
Spring Fun Day in
Marianna April 26
The St. Joseph Masonic Lodge #99
F.&A.M., P.H.A. of Marianna will be
having their seventh annual Spring
Fun Day on Saturday, April 26 from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenwood Town
Park off of Hwy. 162 in Greenwood.
There will be clown visits, an an-
tique car show, cake walks, moon
walks and much, much more. Fish
sandwiches, barbecue ribs, hot dogs
and baked goods will be available.
Individual and business vendors are
welcome. To resei-ve-a space, call Leo
Sims at 594-6181, Sonnie Bronson at
482-4781, Arthur Baker at 594-7441,
or any other brother of the lodge.
Cajun Fest coming
to Liberty County
Liberty County Arts Council is
bringing you the best tasting Cajun
food this side of Louisiana on March
15 at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial
Park Civic Center. There will be a DJ
to play music for dancing and we're
going to "Let the good times roll" or as
the Cajuns say "Laissez les bon temps
Tickets can be purchased from the
Liberty County Extension Office at
$20 per person. For further information
please call Babs Moran 643-5491 or
Becky Brown 379-8456
Dogwood trees for sale
The Torreya Garden Club now has
dogwood trees for sale. They are $2
each or 3 for $5.
For more information call (850)
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7:30 a.m. until evening, Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
* Magnolia VFD, 6 p.m., Fire House
* Nettle Ridge FD, 7 p.m., Fire House
* Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
7:30 a.m. until
evening, Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
* Autism Support Group, 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center
7:30 a.m. until evening, Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
Train Rides, 11 a.m. 3 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Miss Calhoun Forestry Pageant
6 p.m., BHS auditorium
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
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Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Keep Calhoun Co. Beautiful Inc., 9 a.m., board room of Cal. Co. Extension office
Citizens Advisory Council for Big Bend Hospice, 11:30 a.m., Apalachee Rest.
Altha Boy Scouts, 5:30 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department
Blountstown Lions Club, 6 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant
Red Level Lodge #134, 7 p.m., 5602 Alliance Rd., Marianna
Calhoun Co. School Board, 5 p.m., Calhoun Courthouse
Lib. Co. School Board, 5 p.m., Liberty Education and Admin. Center in library
Calhoun County Girl Scout Troop 579, 5:30-7 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center
Altha Town Council, 6 p.m., City Hall
Blountstown City Council, 6 p.m.
Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge
Bristol Lions Club, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant
Bristol VFD, 7-30 p.m., Bristol City Hall
Boy Scout Troop 206. 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Cenler
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* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail
Benefit for Ronnie
Richter on March 7
A benefit dinner for Ronnie Rich-
ter will be held Friday, March 7 at the
Hosford Fire Department off Hwy. 65
(south of Hwy. 20) in Hosford.
The dinner will include chicken and
rice, green beans, cole slaw and des-
sert. A $5 donation for each plate is
appreciated. Dinners will be served
beginning at 11 a.m.
The funds raised will go to Ronnie
Richter's medical bills due to bypass
To place orders for deliveries (a 5
plate minimum per order) please call
379-8536 by Thursday, March 6.
Barrel race to benefit
BMS Relay for Life team
The Blountstown Middle School
Relay for Life Team will be having a
barrel race on Sunday, April 13 at the
Skeet Davis Arena in Blountstown.
Exhibitions will start at 12 p.m. and
the race will begin at 2 p.m. There will
be concessions, a raffle, and fun for
The proceeds collected from the race
will benefit the Blountstown Middle
School Relay for Life Team, which is
an event sponsored by the American
An evening of dance
set for Friday, March 14
Join us for an evening of fun and
dancing on Friday, March 14 at the
W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown
from 6 to 9 p.m. This event is free!
Several different dance styles will
be demonstrated and taught by a
For more information, call Julie at the
Calhoun County Health Department,
674-5645, ext 238.
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An aerial view of the new reactional area at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Grand opening planned Saturday, March 15 for
recreational complex at Veterans Memorial Park
This is a test! Did you know
that Veterans Memorial Park has
over a mile of paved walking trail
with fitness stations and that part
of the trail contains a beautiful
walking bridge through a cypress
Did you know that Veterans
Memorial Park has a two-foot
gauge train traveling over one-
half mile through the park and
that the train is open for the
public on specific days or can be
reserved for special occasions?
Did you know the train track
is being expanded to provide over
a mile of railroad through the
park, including a 350 foot trestle
adjacent to the walking bridge?
Did you know that a new depot
with museum space is being built
to accommodate the new track
and steam train for visitors to
For those of you who have
children signing up for baseball or
softball, have you seen or toured
the new concession stand?
Did you know we have a new
Parks and Recreation Director
to oversee the activities at the
Do you know how all of
this is being provided by the
county through various funding
Regardless of whether or not
you answered "Yes" or "No"
to the above questions, you are
invited to the Grand Opening and
dedication of the new Recreational
Complex facilities at Veterans
Memorial Park on Saturday,
March 15 at 10 a.m. (ET).
To give you a little background:
The ball fields and the new two-
story concession stand (pictured
above) are the result of funding
to Liberty County through a
Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program, (FRDAP)
grant from the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection.
This grant also provided a
portion of the funding for the
The railroad's involvement
began in 2003 when the Liberty
County Board of County
Commissioners approved a
request from Veterans Memorial
Railroad, Inc., a non-profit
organization, to install a two-
foot gauge train in the park for
the public. Shortly thereafter,
the board approved a grant
application prepared by Veterans
Memorial Railroad Inc., and Twin
Oaks Juvenile Development,
Inc. for additional development
in the park. This grant included
expansion of the existing two foot
gauge rail track, adding a two foot
gauge steam engine, accessory
buildings, a sizeable depot and
museum, lighted walking trail,
and major playground equipment.
The grant emanated from a vision
of bringing an unusual and unique
experience to our community for
children, as well as adults.
In 2004, the expansion grant
Grand Opening and
dedication of the
Sat., March 15
at 10 a.m. (ET).
for the park became a reality when
the Local Agency Program (LAP)
Agreement was signed by the
Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners. However, the
actual funds were not awarded
until 2007 for the project to begin.
The funding for the grant is
derived from the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) and
allocated to Liberty County
through Florida Department of
The purpose of this project is
not only to provide activities for
the residents of the county but
also to bring visitors to the county
who would participate in the
various activities at the park. Our.
railroad and Disney World will
be the only steam locomotives
which are open to the public in the
State of Florida. There are only
100 actual steam locomotives,
whether miniature or full size, in
operation throughout the United
States. There are many railroad
enthusiasts whom we hope will
travel to see and ride the steam
train. Out of town visitors are
sources of added revenue to local
Since none of the grants
included costs for labor, the
facilities have been built through
the dedication and assistance from
Liberty Correctional Institute.
The Sheriff's Office provided
a work crew to build the 350
foot walking bridge through the
wetlands in the back of the park and
is also in the process of building
the 350 foot trestle adjacent
to the walking bridge, both of
which will stand the test of time.
The fitness stations on the
walking trail were provided under
a grant from the Liberty County
Health Department and Florida
Department of Health. The
fitness stations were installed by
youth from Liberty Wilderness
Crossroads Camp as community
The new Parks and Recreation
Director was employed by the
Sheriff's Department under
a grant for Safe Schools &
Student Programs from the
Florida Department of Juvenile
Justice. The grant was written
in conjunction with the Sheriff's
Office by Twin Oaks Juvenile
Development, Inc., as a
community service project. This
is a three year grant which will
provide after-school activities,
including various athletic sports
for the youth in Liberty County.
Veterans Memorial Railroad
has received generous
contributions from businesses in
the county, including C.W. Roberts
Contracting, and North Florida
Rock Co., who have provided
all of the ballast (gravel) for the
railroad bed. The railroad ties
for the first one-half mile of track
were purchased by individuals to
honor family members. These
ties have brass plates appended
with names on them. In addition
to these donations, the railroad
has depended on other local.
businesses, Ace Hardware and
Buy Rite Drugs as well as local
citizens who have donated trees,
decorations for Halloween and
Christmas, and many, many hours
of volunteer time.
The grand opening of
Veterans Memorial Recreational
Complex, including concession
stand, walking fitness trail and
playground will also include
the dedication of the current
replica diesel engine and small
depot to people who have made
a significant contribution to the
Upon completion of the
expansion of the railroad and
depot/museum in the fall of 2008,
a "golden spike" ceremony will.
be held with the steam train in
operation, departing from the
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*. gear, and on most days it is a toss-up
whether the economy or the war in Iraq
is the main issue for America's voters.
M I drive a truck and go to job sites so
* when I pay $60 or $70 for a tank of
gas, all the while I am being paid less
for the work that I do, so the economy
is at the top of my list of concerns. With
gas approaching $4 per gallon, "pump
shock" has taken on a new meaning for
Jerry Cox is a
officer and writer
foreign policy iss
Americans, particularly those of us in the working class.
Some will say that I should drive a hybrid automobile
that gets 30 or 40 miles per gallon. Good idea, but my
truck is paid for, and I travel a .lot of dirt roads with
holes big enough to swallow some of these roller skate
sized cars. Besides, I would then have a monthly hybrid
m N %W car payment plus gas would still be $3 or $4 per gallon.
mom" d The question is why Americans have to pay $3 or $4 per
gallon for gas.
Call me a wimp, but I'm one of those guys that shops
for groceries. I can compare prices with the best of them.
So, when I ask the rhetorical question about have you
,e bought tomatoes lately, I have. Sometimes, the cost of
a pound of tomatoes is near the cost of $3 per gallon
gasoline. Of course, the reason is transportation cost.
P But increasing food prices aren't limited to fruits and
vegetables. Corn is a basic staple in the food chain, and
the price for corn products are increasing. Corn is used to
fatten hogs and cows and feed chickens either for eating
S- or egg production.
The price of gasoline has all of us spooked, but
- *- there are some fledging efforts to provide alternative
fuels such as ethanol. The anti-ethanol crowd scream
that the price of Corn Flakes will be out of sight if the
marketplace continues with its efforts to provide ethanol
as an alternative fuel. What the anti-ethanol crowd fails
mo po to say is if there is an increase in demand for corn, then
the marketplace will satisfy that demand. We will all be
growing corn and selling it to the energy industry. The
$10 billion per month spent in Iraq would go a long way
to figure out the alternative fuel problem.
I've offered a simplistic view of the price of gasoline,
one of the major economic issues that affect all of us.
" M W The price of gasoline affects the price of a wide array of
M goods and services, particularly the price of food. We can
mn_ do without many things, but we have to eat.
The price of gas indirectly affects the retailers. When
-P we have to make a choice between food on the table and
a new pair of pants or shoes, no doubt food on the table
gets the priority.
X1S I was in a local department store,
part of a national chain, and had the
N ER opportunity to talk with one of the sales
retired military people. I ask if business was off, about
with an extensive the same, or doing OK. His response
domestic and was that people aren't buying. He said
ues. He lives in that sales during the Christmas season
were exceptionally slow.
The American economy is a
Consumption is the Achilles Heel of the economy. For it
to work, people have to buy stuff. If people stop buying
stuff, the economy tanks. People can't control the price
of gas and food which they need, but they can choose not
to buy products that they do not need.
Many people, particularly Republican politicians,
think that the marketplace will solve all problems. Not so.
Robert Kuttner's book, Everything for Sale; The Virtues
and Limits of Markets, provides an excellent discussion
of the realities of the marketplace.
The Bush stimulus package of $168 billion is designed
to put money in the hands of the consumer so that he
or she can buy something. But, putting $168 billion
of borrowed money into a $13 trillion economy is
insignificant. The better answer which is in most every
economics textbook is increased unemployment funds and
government investment in the infrastructure projects like
roads, bridges, seaports and transportation. But I guess
that Harvard didn't teach that when Mr. Bush was getting
his MBA, or he could have been sick that day and missed
the class. That's probably what happened. Right?
In a few days, the Iraq War will begin its sixth year.
Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney said, "Don't worry, be happy,
money for Iraqi oil exports will pay for the war." A free
war. Who wouldn't be happy, but not so fast, the cost of the
Iraq War is a major factor if not the major factor causing
the economic turmoil that has befallen the American
people. Think $3 or $4 per gallon for gas.
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel winner for economics, says that
the Iraq War will cost three trillion dollars. The American
taxpayer has already been soaked for about $845 billion
directly, most of which is borrowed money. But the cost
of the war is not confined to the direct cost of supplying
America's armed forces. There is an enormous cost to
replace all the military equipment lost in Iraq. The cost
to take care of America's wounded military personnel is
significant, but costs that must be borne for those whose
lives and dreams have been terribly altered by Mr. Bush's
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The United States is a nation
of politically correct cowards
I take great exception Glenn F Lord Sr. is a resident of
to the article written by Hosford, who is active in the EAA
Jerry Cox concerning Young Eagles and Shriners. His
"How do we define who naval service was on the flight deck
is American." I have never of the USS Roosevelt in 1967. He
cared much for his column currently manages the Detweiler
but this one I really found Educational Trust and is CEO of a
offensive and narrow metal manufacturing firm.
minded. His view seems to
be that no matter what, if you live they are here aren't they? They are
here (legally or not) that makes you just a different culture and part of
an American. I don't know what that wonderful multiculturalism Mr.
right wing epistle he is referring to, Cox loves so much.
as a proud member of that vast right There is a difference between
wing conspiracy. I have never heard having respect for someone's
of any epistle that says anyone must heritage and turning our nation
believe as we do. That obviously into a nation of many languages
isn't Mr. Cox's view as he wants and cultures. We have-always had
to label anyone with a different immigrants and many cultures
view as right wing lunatics.'I must were absorbed into our own, but
also confess a dislike for Hillary we had control of our borders and
Clinton as well as Barack Obama, immigrants knew they had to swear
but I don't like John McCain either. loyalty to the country and learn the
Nothing personal. I am just of the language. Now all you have to do is
belief that socialism was not in the get here any way you can and wait
minds of the founding fathers nor. for Congress to give you amnesty.
one of the principles that made As for Mr. Cox's less than
this country great. I also think a objective dissertation on loyal
presidential candidate that belongs Muslim Americans. I fail to see how
to a church that has in its creed anyone can be a loyal American and
"loyalty to Africa" won't serve all of a true believer in the Islamic Faith.
the American people or the interests It goes without question that Islam
of the country in general. As for Mr. condemns any non-believer and
McCain, I can't remember a time charges true Muslims to enslave or
when he stood up for the party he kill the infidel. It was this belief that
belongs to. caused a Muslim American soldier
America is made up of diverse to roll a grenade into a tent where
groups of people but to be an American soldiers were sleeping
American you should share one and the deaths of thousands of
common goal, freedom and love Americans in the twin towers.
of the country that provides it. Now the question rightfully comes
Like it or not you should also be into my mind, did this Muslim
able to speak the language of the American F 15 pilot cause the crash
country, which is English. During intentionally and go on to collect
a time when mankind was building his virgins in heaven? Of course it
a great structure that offended God, is politically incorrect to even ask,
he in his wisdom knew how to but then I was never noted to ignore
confound the project. He gave them the truth if in fact it was the truth.
all different languages and, needless The fact is Islam in America has
to say, construction halted. never stood up and condemned the
Speaking English was actually a killing of thousands of Americans
requirement to become anAmerican and by definition Islam is opposed
citizen at one time because it showed to everything America stands for.
respect for the culture of the country If that offends someone to say it,
and the people that lived there. Now then so be it. I am offended by the
it seems to be up to the American sight of sons and daughters burning
people to show more respect for and falling to their deaths. I am
the people that immigrate here than equally offended when left wing
they do for us. sympathizers blame America for
I remember when it was illegal this happening.
to come into this country without Mr. Cox, I can no longer tell you
permission. Now it is considered (by how to define who is an American,
some) to be racist to be concerned but that is the crux of the problem
about illegal immigrants. I have that threatens to destroy our country
no problem with anyone going in my view. There are no standards
through the process, taking the time or guidelines for almost anything
and making the effort to become except that we should not offend
an American citizen, I actually anyone. We are a nation ofpolitically
applaud anyone that does. correct cowards willing to accept
Our government is supposed everyone's standard but our own.
to protect our borders to keep out Our government has failed to do the
the criminal element, but instead most basic task it is charged with,
we have drugs and conscripted which is protect our borders. And
prostitutes with their pimps flowing pundits like you have made it a hate
into our country on a daily basis. crime to dislike Hillary Clinton. If
In Mr. Cox's view they are all that isn't a sign we are in trouble I
Americans just the same, after all don't know what is.
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NHC HomeCare earns Top Performer award
With the emergence of baby
boomers into Medicare, tough
guidelines have been placed on
is monitored to ensure that
patients are improving
rather than returning to
emergency rooms with repeat
hospitalizations. While under
homecare services, Medicare
measures a patient's ability
to improve with their pain,
incontinence issues, wound
healing, personal care, walking
and transferring, breathing
status, and their ability to
METHODIST CHURCH -
Blountstown United Methodist
Church invites everyone in the
community to a concert on March
9 at 6 p.m. Heirs of Grace to be
the featured group. Kerry Nolen,
of Crawfordville, Cindy O'Steen
from Wacissa, and Risa Powell of
Tallahassee make up this southern
gospel trio. These ladies share
a great desire to minister God's
message of salvation, hope and
love through song. Come early
on March 9, grab a cup of coffee,
a cookie and enjoy a relaxing
evening of praise and fellowship.
No admission, a love offering to
OF GOD The Blountstown
Church of God will have food
boxes available Saturday, March
8 at 1 p.m. at the church.
These boxes are made available
through the assistance of Seed
Sowers Evangelistic Association,
Operation Compassion, and the
Blountstown Church of God to
help needy families in Calhoun
One box of food per Calhoun
County family until they are
& Yard Sales
COMMUNITY CHURCH -
The Blountstown Community
Church will be holding a yard
sale and bake sale fundraiser on
Saturday, March 8 beginning at 7
a.m. BBQ sandwich dinners with
chips and a drink will be sold for
The church is located at 16345
SE CR 69 in Blountstown.
Formore information call Jeanie
at 643-3602, Kay at 643-3036 or
Wayne at 643-5589.
Pictured from left: Gina Ferland RN Administrator, Charolfte Turk RN.
Holly Atkins RN, Cindy Summers RN Director of Nursing, Michael
Bobzien Occupational Therapist, Faye Causey Nursing Assistant, Kay
Geoghagan Physical Therapist and Marilyn Broome Office Manager.
remain in the community
with or without community
RED OAK COMMUNITY
MENNONITE CHURCH The
Wissman Family of Nebraska will
be singing at Red Oak Community
Mennonite Church on Tuesday,
March 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The church is located at 19247
NW CR 275.
METHODIST CHURCH -
Williams Memorial Methodist
Church's Spring Yard Sale
commences on Friday, March 7 at
noon and runs through Saturday,
March 8 afternoon. There will
be all types of items including
household goods, tools, fishing
gear, an almost-new basketball
board with adjustments,
stanchion, dryer, tables, baby &
toddler shoes and clothes, toys,
all sizes clothing & shoes, kitchen
utensils and much more.
The sale will be under the pines
in front of the church, located
in Scott's Ferry Community
approximately 12 miles south of
Blountstown on Hwy. 71.
Lots of parking spaces available
off the highway.
In addition, drinks and baked
goods will be available for sale.
All proceeds benefit the
church's youth Van Fund. If you
need more information, please
call Ms. Parker at 674-2485 or
Mr/Mrs. Williams at 674-8117.
CHURCH It's time for our
annual Egg Making Event.
Don't miss out on getting a
delicious peanut butter or coconut
Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church of Hosford would like to
thank all of those who donated to the Sweetheart Dinner on Feb.
15. A special thank you goes to Double A's Restaurant in Hosford,
Grammy's Gone Country Store in Hosford, Lifeway Christian Stores
in Tallahassee, Olive Garden Restaurant in Tallahassee, Ramsey's
Piggly Wiggly in Bristol, Silk Petals Florist in Hosford, and our
special Bro. Tracey Boggs of Marianna. The event raised funds to
benefit the youth of Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church.
Mt. Zion United Pentecostal Church of Hosford
For 2007 NHC HomeCare,
decorated egg (4 oz. of peanut
butter/coconut before being
dipped in chocolate). You can
get decorative flower on it for a
donation of $1 or a flower and a
name for $1.50.
Contact Blountstown First
Pentecostal Holiness Church no
later than March 19 at 674-8864.
If you would like to fax your
order in, our fax number is the
same as the telephone number.
PRAYER BAND The
Liberty Community Prayer Band
will hold prayer service Thursday,
March 6 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at the
home of Sister Shelena Owens.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
with their impressive
professional leadership and
remarkably skilled staff
has made great strides to
not only meet the Medicare
challenge of consistent patient
improvement, but have
exceeded the Medicare national
average for all HomeCare
providers combined, and
achieving 10th percentile
nationwide in several key
strategic measures. This is an
extraordinary_ achievement in
the world of healthcare.
This is the second
consecutive year that our
local NHC HomeCare has
been honored by their peers
with the Top Performer in
Outcomes Award. NHC
HomeCare proudly serves all
of Calhoun and surrounding
counties. They have a unique
team of highly educated
staff including: Skilled
Nursing, Physical Therapy,
Occupational Therapy, Social
Services and Personal Care
Attendants. Their current
patient satisfaction score is
This achievement is
testimony to NHC Homecare's
dedication and commitment
to community by their ability
to consistently provide the
highest level of quality care.
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LOVE YOUR WIFE AS
YOU LOVE YOURSELF
Text: Ephesians 5:28 33
C. Roy Angell tells about the
relationship that writer Thomas
Carlyle had with his wife. Car-
lyle married his secretary, who
continued working with him in
his writings. Carlyle was so to-
tally absorbed in his work, that he
let her continue working several
weeks while she was sick with
cancer. When she became bed rid-
den, Carlyle loved her but never
stayed with her very long.
His wife died and after the fu-
neral, He read in her diary, "Yes-
terday he spent an hour with Vie.
It was like being in heaven. I love
him so." He read a dozen or more
similar entries. Realizing he had
not spent enough time with his
wife, Carlyle rushed out and bur-
ied his face in the mud on the new
grave. Weeping, he repeated over
and over, "If I had only known, if
I had only known."
In describing the life of a
person who is filled by the Holy
Spirit, Paul describes a life of
submission. Christians submit to
one another and give each other
the respect that is due. Since we
begin to exercise our religion at
home, Paul describes the relation-
ship between the husband and
the wife. He explains that though
the wife is no less important, the
husband is the spiritual leader of
the house hold. The implication
is that God holds the husband ac-
countable for the spiritual welfare
of the family. Though the wife is
to submit to her husband's leader-
ship, the husband should love his
wife as Christ loved the church
and sacrificed His very life for her
well being. The husband should
love his wife as well as he loves
his own body and cares for it. The
husband should be willing to sac-
rifice his very life to care for his
wife. As .Christ gave all for the
church, so the husband should
give all for his wife.
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Main Street Bristol was a
bustling place in the early '20s
B ristol has been a busy and
bustling town for nearly a Mr. Willa
century now. John Hentz, in a pair of Everette V
speeches given in Bristol in 1994 and
1995, said the town has been bustling the School
since the early 1920s. then, and tl
"Bristol only had one street in
downtown," Hentz said. "All of the BlountstC
businesses were on the north side of some tea
the street and on the south side was a got cau
barber shop and caf.
"The hooves had pulverized the bottle of n
-road. You could walk across the street their car, an
and your shoes filled up with sand. At
that time, there was only one block of took the bla
businesses in Bristol. Mr. Everett
But that one block produced a lot
of memories for residents. Of the d
"One of my best memories of his c
Bristol was Willard Earl's barber shop
in the back of Sam Harville's store,"
Hentz said. "Everyone would go there to swap tales and share
stories. One side of the shop was stocked with feed, fertilizer
and other stuff for Mr. Harville's store. The other side was
where the seat of tall tales and arguments was located. You
could get a haircut for 250 and a shave for 150.
"Mr. Willard and Mr. Everette were both on the School
Board back then, and they went to Blountstown to hire some
teachers. They got caught with a bottle of moonshine in their
car, and Mr. Willard took the blame because Mr. Everette-
was head of the deacons at his church.
"I remember one time that some of Mr. Willard's friends
filled a shine bottle with water and hid it among the bags of
feed and fertilizer. The Sheriff came in and 'found it' and
Mr. Willard cussed up a storm at all of us for pulling that
T he way Bristol businesses were laid out allowed
for plenty of business to be conducted outside the
"There were narrow alleys between the stores," Hentz
said. "A lot of business was conducted in those alleys, some
legal and some not so legal, especially with the moonshine
business. This was the time of prohibition, so there was
plenty of liquor sold in those narrow alleyways."
Business also shut down one day in 1926 when a
football game was played.
"The first football game for Bristol High was played in
1926," Hentz said. "Gary Larkins was the coach then, and
one day the team from Port St. Joe showed up to play a game,
but there was no game scheduled. It was just a mix-up.
"Because the other team had trav-
rd and Mr. eled so far, the coach and the principal
fere both on went out and lined the field. Area
businessmen got word of what was
Board back going on and closed up their shops so
Iey went to they could go watch the game. For the
next two or three years, we had great
wn to hire success with that team."
.hers. They D business was conducted a little
S) differently back then, and
ht with a competition for consumer dollars was
oonshine ii. not quite as fierce as now in the days
j Mr. Willard of big box stores and online sales.
"O.D. Strickland never let work get
me because in the way of his hunting and fishing,"
e was head Hentz said. "And Lucius Carson had
the only brick building in downtown
deacons at Bristol. Every afternoon, he would
church. break out the card table and he and
the other men would sit around and
"Someone once came by wanting something from the store
while everyone was playing checkers. Mr. Lucius said, 'Son,
run up the road and see if you can't find it somewhere else. If
you can't find it, then come back and I'll get it for you.'"
Hentz also spoke of Mr. Mitch's store down on the end
of downtown, pointing out that it was just a little dirt path at
the end of his sidewalk that led to his store.
Bristol didn't start out as a bustling town, though.
"There wasn't a lot in Bristol until Highway 20
came through the area," Hentz said. "Bristol is unique in
that the Tallahassee/Meridian Base Line is located here. That
divides the townships north and south.
"When the first surveyors came to the area, they encoun-
tered a problem. There was a guy that came out of the woods
every week to beat someone up. It was normally someone
smaller than him.
"One week, the gentleman came out of the woods and was
beating up on a smaller guy. One of the surveyors stepped
over to a bucket of axe handles sitting outside a store, and
he picked up an axe handle and knocked the bully out cold.
When he came too, he asked who had hit him. The surveyors
told him it was the man he had been beating up."
Hentz also feels that Bristol got the short end of the stick
when it came to historical significance.
"It reported that Bristol is actually older than Chicago,"
Hentz said. "The difference is that people here in Bristol
were so poor and working so hard at that time, they had no
time to write anything down. That's why Chicago got more
This article by Paul Keane was taken from transcribing videos of John Hentz when he was speaking about the history of
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MAR. 5, WEDNESDAY St.
Piran. Conjunction of Mercury and
the Moon. Conjunction of Neptune
and the Moon. Seven inches of rain
fell at Butlerville, Indiana, 1897.
MAR. 6, THURSDAY -
Conjunction of Neptune and Venus.
Ghana declared an independent
nation, 1957. Painter Georgia
OiKeeffe died, 1986.
MAR. 7, FRIDAY St. Perpetua.
New Moon. Melvin Garlow became
the first pilot to log more than one
million miles in jet airplanes, 1959.
Gratitude is the memory of the
MAR. 8, SATURDAY Moon on
Equator. Conjunction of Uranus and
the Sun. Conjunction of Mercury
and Neptune. Baseball player Joe
DiMaggio died, 1999.
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Ethan Richard Owens cel-
ebrated his first birthday on
Feb. 28. He is the son of
Stephanie Doran of Bristol
and Daniel Owens of Uma-
tilla. His grandparents are the
late Richard Doran, and Linda
and Clyde Gainey of Bristol
and Beverly Walton of Lake
Panasoffkee and Thomas
and Terry Owens of Altoona.
Ethan enjoys playing with his
big sister, Danielle and taking
Richard and Amanda Lamb of
Altha are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter,
Arabella Leanne Lamb, born
on Nov. 23, 2007 at Southeast
Medical Hospital in Dothan,
AL. She weighed 8 Ibs. and 6
oz. and measured 20 inches
long. Maternal grandparents
are Willard and Annette Eden-
field of Altha. Paternal grand-
parents are Tony and the late
Rebecca Collins of Blount-
stown and Ronnie and Maria
Lamb of Bristol. Arabella was
welcomed home by a host of
family and friends.
Tamera Reed celebrated her
ninth birthday on March 3.
She is the daughter of Ther-
essa and Mitchell Reed. Her
grandparents are Ella Smith,
Inell Williams, Clarence
Reed, John and Angela Daw-
son. Tamera enjoys taking
care of her brother, Markell
and being around her sisters,
Tabitha and Tamaya. She also
enjoys riding the four-wheeler
and skating on her Heelies.
She loves calling her Auntee
Shelevia and Jesscia Daw-
son on her cell phone and be-
ing around other friends.
Josh and Ashley Libby of
Bristol are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter,
Brooke Elizabeth Libby,
born on Nov. 29, 2007. She
weighed 6 lbs. and 15 oz. and
measured 19 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Sherry and the late Freddie
Jacobs of Bristol. Paternal
grandparents are Regina and
Grady Libby of Clarksville.
Brooke is a mama's girl.
She loves talking, smiling at
daddy and laughing at Nana
Sherry. She also loves play-
ing with her cousins, Alexxis,
Isabella, Shelby and Chase.
She enjoys visiting her Aunt
Genie, Nana Regina and
ISABELLA GRACE COLVIN
Genie and Woodrow Colvin
of Tallahassee are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Isabella Grace Col-
vin, born on Sept. 14, 2007 at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospi-
tal. She weighed 7 lbs. and 8
oz. and measured 19 inches
long. Maternal grandparents
are Sherry and the late Fred-
die Jacobs of Bristol. Paternal grandparents Fred Colvin of
Tallahassee. Isabella loves playing with her big sister, Alexxis,
age 4, playing peek-a-boo with daddy, giving mommy all her
sugars and playing with her cousin, Brooke Libby.
Maijayah Zairre Brown-McK-
night will be celebrating her
second birthday on March 6
with a Dora the Explorer party
on Saturday, March 8 at Sam
Atkins Park at 3 p.m. (CT).
All friends and family are
invited. She is the daughter
of Melissa and Chris Wilson
and Shomari and Victoria
McKnight. Her grandparents
are Myles Brown Sr., Don
and Nela Wilson and Lu-
cious and the late Nellie
McKnight. Maijayha enjoys
aggravating her big sisters,
Jada and ShaVonda, watch-
ing Dora, going to church at
P.C.M.O.G., staying with her
granny and talking to Tee-
Tee Lynne on the phone.
Lizzie Black celebrated her
seventh birthday on Feb.
20 with a party on Feb. 16
at Veterans Memorial Park
Civic Center with friends and
family. She is the daugh-
ter of Gary and Kelly Black
of Hosford. Her grandpar-
ents are Jack and Margaret
Barfield of Altha and Calvin
and Jennell Black of Hos-
ford. Lizzie is in first grade
at Hosford School. She
enjoys going to school and
seeing her teacher, Mrs. De-
sirae and her friends, draw-
ing and driving her golf cart.
She also enjoys calling her
Granny on the phone, play-
ing tag with Grandpa, go-
ing to see Granny Nell and
Papa, making mama laugh
and being her daddy's num-
ber one fan.
Delaney James "J. C."
Cheesmon celebrated his
seventh birthday on March
2. He is the son of Uneata
"Pie" Brinson of Rock Bluff
and Mr. and Mrs. Renaldo
Cheesmon of Blountstown.
J.C. is an honor student at
W.R. Tolar School, where
he is in Mrs. Betty Wilson's
class. He enjoys spending
all his free time in Blount-
stown at Grandma Lois'
house, playing with his
cousin, Trey and calling his
Uncle Bug and Auntie Addie
on their cell phone. He also
loves playing video games,
traveling and jumping on his
trampoline with his cousins,
Taylyn, Jazmin and JB3. His
day is not complete without
pestering his sisters, Swan-
zetter Wood and Mirazha-
up youth hald wotk; it does
not go unnoticed.
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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.
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Tuesday, March 11
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Whole cakes and pies available
Bailey, Shelton to exchange vows
Clyde and Sue Bailey of Blountstown are
pleased to announce the engagement and forth-
coming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie
Carol Bailey of Blountstown to Woodrow Lee
Shelton of Altha.
He is the son of Gregory and Sheila Shelton. .
of Altha. His grandparents are Gator and Lenorah
McCormick of Chattahoochee, the late Harold
Shelton of Altha, Gary and Imogene Watterson of .
Blountstown and Floyd Williams of Clarksville.
Woodrow is a 2005 graduate of Blountstown
High School and is employed with Crowder in
The bride-elect's grandparents. are the late
Clyde and Bonnie Bailey and William and Thel-
ma Kyle, all of Blountstown and Henry and Betty
Waldron of Clarksville. Stephanie is a 2004 grad-
uate of Blountstown High School and employed
with Blountstown Elementary School.
The couple are planning a Nov. 8 wedding. .
Hayes, Cooper plan April 12 wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Hayes
are pleased to announce the
engagement and forthcoming
- marriage of their daughter,
Clarissa Lynn Hayes to Dan-
"- iel Cesar Cooper.
The couple will be unit-
S ed in marriage on Saturday,
.:- April 12 at 6 p.m. (CT) with a
beachside wedding and recep-
tion at El Governor Motel at
1701 W. Hwy. 98 in Mexico
All friends and family are
invited to attend.
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kills spike Bailey Singletary kills 5 point
Charlie Burns, 5 years old,/c,
son of Bruce and Dana Burs, Bailey Singletary, 9 years old, is pictured with nice 5 point he
is shown with the spike he got got while hunting with his Papoo, Sammy Singletary. He is the
hunting with his daddy son of Jason and Michelle Singletary,
hunting with his daddy.
kills 9 point
Keith Burns, 11
year old, is pic-
tured at left with
a big 9 point he
got while hunt-
ing with his
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of Bruce and
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Funds requested for Altha sewer
system, hospital seeks $750,000
& Liberty Co. needs storage site
Calhoun and Liberty
counties have requested $10.5
million from the state to pay for
five projects. They include:
Improvements to the
town of Altha sewer system
Installation of larger pipes
for drinking water in Altha
Improvements to Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital ($750,000)
Installation of security
equipment in Calhoun County
Courthouse ($200,000) and
Construction of a records
storage facility for the
Liberty County Commission
The Florida Legislature
convened March 4 for its
60-day regular session to
create the state's 2008-2009
Water projects have a higher
possibility of getting funded
than other local projects
because water projects affect a.
greater part of the community,
said David Ash, legislative
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Bl' e, "
YOUR CAPITOL BUREAU is a ser-
vice of the Division of Journalism at
Florida A&M University in Tallahas-
see. Student journalists cover the
Florida Legislature for 20 non-daily
newspapers in 14 North Florida
assistant to Sen. Al Lawson,
D-Quincy. "To the senator,
all projects and all counties
are considered priorities. It's
a matter of whether or not the
funds are available."
Rep. Marti Coley,
R-Marianna, said Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital has a good
chance of receiving state
money this session, although
requests for the facility have
been vetoed in the past.
Coley said the hospital,
under private management,
was "so mismanaged that it
was left in a financial mess."
As the only hospital in
Calhoun and Liberty counties,
Coley said the future of the
hospital is important to county
"In an emergency situation,
without the local hospital, it
could take an hour to get to
the nearest medical services,"
Coley said. "It is crucial for
this hospital to remain open."
Coley said if requests for
funding of the hospital are
denied this session, she will
continue to fight for funding
next year. "Keeping the
hospital open has been my
top priority. I am hopeful
this session, but it will be
difficult," Coley said. "We've
been fighting to keep (the
hospital) in the budget."
Park Volunteer Charlotte Poulsen, Evening Star Quilt Guild President
Linda Williams and Landmark Park teacher/naturalist Sharon
Chambers examine a Civil War era quilt.
Landmark Park to feature
DOTHAN, AL A display of about 20 quilts will be held at
Landmark Park on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many of
the quilts from Landmark Park's collection have never been previously
displayed. The exhibit, featured in the park's Headland Presbyterian
Church, is held annually in conjunction with "Spring Farm Day," one
of the park's oldest and most successful special events.
The quilt exhibit will display patchwork and applique quilts of
traditional and modem designs. Patterns will range from 19th century
samplers to the long popular "Sunbonnet Sue," as well as recent
adaptations of nine-patch and other designs.
Other activities during Spring Farm Day will include demonstrations
of old-fashioned skills and crafts like plowing with mules and horses,
shearing sheep, blacksmithing, basket weaving, music, an Old-Time
Fiddlers Convention and more.
Admission to Spring Farm Day is $8 for adults, $6 for senior
citizens, $4 for children and free for children age 5 and under.
Landmark Park is a 100-acre natural and cultural history museum
and serves as the Official Museum of Agriculture for the state of
Alabama. The park is located on U.S. Hwy 431, three miles north of
Dothan's Ross Clark Circle. For more information about Spring Farm
Day, call 334-794-3452.
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To the editor:
It upsets me to hear the
statement, "I have no intention
of ever voting." Do you really
understand what you're saying?
How in the world can any
aware person interested in one's
family and one's future not be
interested in politics?
Perhaps the biggest impact
politics has on your daily life
is in the area of taxes. Before
1950, the average federal tax
burden on an American family
amounted to about 5 percent
of that family's total income.
Now it amounts to well over
40 percent for many families in
This is where politics
intersects with your life by
picking your pocket. Politicians
aren't just making obscure
laws and fighting over policy.
They're out there seizing
money and spending it on vote-
buying programs that help them
WHAT DO YOU WANT LIBERTY
COUNTY TO LOOK LIKE IN 30 YEARS?
by Kitte Hosford Carter
Liberty County has one chance to get it "right"
and protect the "old Florida" charm and quality of
life that is unique, and I believe most of us love
and wish to preserve.
I want to thank the Board of County
Commissioners for their courageous stand in
voting 5-0 to not allow BG&E to build the largest
Bio Waste Plant in the country in Liberty County.
For those of you not at the Hosford School for the
CC meeting, some of the facts and information
that formed the basis of the unanimous decision
*500,000 to 1 million gallons of water use per
*24,000 to 36,000+ gallons of waste water
runoff (365/7) that in Glen Ferris' words would be
"slightly salty" but he didn't know how salty;
*Increased diesel emissions-which are highly
carcinogenic- at the S.R. 20/S.R. 65 intersection,
immediately North of the Hosford school (this on
top of the fact that Liberty County's air quality
along this same area ranks in the lowest 71st
percentile in the State of Florida);
*And finally, Liberty County would have been
the guinea pig for this type of mill- a fact admitted
Now I read where we have another plant
attempting to open in our county. Some facts
that I believe should be considered by the
taxpayers of Liberty County;
4 of the 5 industrial plant sites in Liberty
County are located in the Hosford-Telogia area,
constituting 80% of the industrial development in
the county; 86% of the industrial tax revenue is
generated by the 4 plants in the Hosford-Telogia
area; Less that 30% of the industrial tax revenue
is returned to or spent in the Hosford-Telogia
Obviously, the citizens of the Hosford-Telogia
area are doing way more than their fair share in
generating tax revenue for Liberty County. IS IT
FAIR TO CONTINUE TO PILE INDUSTRY ON
THIS ONE, SMALLAREAAND ITS RESIDENTS
IN A COUNTY AS LARGE AS LIBERTY? In
other words, should we not in fairness -
endeavor to locate industry in other areas to
minimize residential impact? Besides polluting
our fresh water, another plant on this side of
the county creates several problems, including:
increased traffic of large trucks, damage to
our highways, and reduced property values.
It is also a risk to our health and safety. My
mom, Joyce Hosford, counted the number
of "big trucks" passing in front of her house
on Hwy 65 N; it was 2 trucks every 45 to 50
seconds. (One truck each way!)
Can we do better? We have choices, the
Apalachee Economic Development District
Council (which includes Liberty County) in
August 2007, mentions development of career
training academics somewhere in our district.
You can read the entire document at http://
thearpc.com/srpp/CEDS Report.pdf. Liberty
County is centrally located in the district
making it an easy drive for students from the
other counties. In reading this report, the
only site I could find in Liberty County was at
Lowry (north of Hosford on Hwy 65) and it was
targeted for industrial yet the other counties
have listed multiple sites. The Hosford/Telogia
area has all of the industrial plants we can
sustain! Are there other areas of the county
that really want this type growth?
Now is the time to ask ourselves this
question---What do you want Liberty County
to look like in 30 years? Have we decided
we are going to be the industrial county for
this region, lose our "God's Country" way
of life! Maybe our vision is quality growth,
slow and thoughtful, not minding that we are
the smallest county in population in Florida
- an area that doesn't allow our air quality
to remain this dirty (and refuses to add to
it). Clean air, clean water, safe highways,
and environmentally safe and friendly new
businesses, is a vision I believe most of us
would agree to.
Liberty County deserves better than
"waste" industries. Just because "These
Big Industries" say they are green does not
make it so. We have to be diligent about our
efforts to bring clean, safe businesses to the
county while encouraging our commissioners
to stand firm while seeking and securing
good, clean employment opportunities for
WITH A LETTER
TO THE EDITOR
Please note that
letters should be no
longer than 350 words
and include the
writer's name, phone
number and address.
Write: The Calhoun-
P.O. Box 536,
maintain their positions of
power and prestige-while you
and your spouse labor every day
to cover the tab.
Want to buy a new car? The
price of a new car is going up
every year, due to government
action. That's politics.
Want to build a house on a
nice little lot you've found? The
local building code says it has
to be 2,800 square feet, and you
can't afford a house that big,
so you look elsewhere. That's
Want to send your child
to the school of your choice?
The school superintendent
and school board took that
choice away from you. That's
Hoping you will get that
promotion you've been striving
for at work, but got turned down
because the diversity committee
decided the job needs to go to
someone of a different gender,
age, or race? That's politics.
Enjoy that nice view out
behind your house? Sorry-
turns out that property has been
seized by the local government
to make way for a private
developer to build an industry
or wider highway? Don't want
this in your backyard? That's
We live in a society where
almost every action we take is
regulated or controlled in one
way or another by government
and our government is controlled
Politics is what's going on
all around you while you're
grabbing for the sports page
in the morning, listening to
your iPod in the afternoon, or
programming your Tivo in the
evening to record Entertainment
"I'm not interested in politics"
is an affirmation that you're not
interested in the actions of
people who control your bank
account, your personal freedom
and your very life.
Be active. Register. Study
the candidates and issues. Be
A Voice. Vote.
Glenda Sue Vickery
Calhoun County School Board
Friday, March 7, 2008
The Board will review the site selection com-
mittee's recommendation for possible use for
the new central high school location.
A final decision will be made by the board in
The meeting will be held in Board Room in
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Spring gobbler season is here I | .
by Tony Young
Better start brushing up on
your turkey calling, because
spring gobbler season's here.
Whether you prefer to use a
mouth call, box call, slate or any
combination, March means it's
time to start talking' turkey.
One of the most coveted and
sought-after game species in
Florida is the Osceola turkey,
also known as the Florida
turkey. This unique bird is one
of five subspecies of wild turkey.
in North America.
The Osceola lives only on the
Florida peninsula and nowhere
else in the world, making it
extremely popular with out-of-
state hunters. They're similar
to the Eastern subspecies (found
in the Panhandle) but tend to be
a bit smaller and typically are
darker with less white barring on
the flight feathers of their wings.
The white bars on the Osceola
are narrower, with an irregular,
broken pattern, and don't extend
to the feather shaft. It's the
black bars of the Osceola that
actually dominate the feather.
Similarly, secondary wing
feathers also are darker. When
the wings fold across the back,
the whitish triangular patch
formed is less prominent on the
Osceola. And, Osceola feathers
show more iridescent green and
red colors, with less bronze than
The National Wild Turkey
Federation and the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) recognize,
in their respective turkey registry
programs, any wild turkey
harvested within or south of
the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist,
Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay
and Duval to be the Osceola
subspecies. Eastern turkeys
and crossbreeds are found north
and west of those counties in the
The highly anticipated spring
turkey season runs March 1 -
April 6 in the South Hunting
Zone and March 15 April 20
in the Northwest and Central
zones. The exception is Holmes
County, where the season runs
three days, March 15-17.
Hunters may take bearded
FWC announces grand opening of
Turner Youth Conservation Center
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is
proud to announce the grand opening of the state's first youth hunting
and fishing facility at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center
Saturday, March 8 in Jefferson County.
The center, located on U.S. 19 just north of U.S. 27, is the only
private/state-run facility specifically geared at providing youths
the opportunity to learn and develop hunting and fishing skills,
and teaching land stewardship and a greater appreciation for the
The event is free and open to children of all ages, beginning at
10 a.m. and lasting until 3 p.m. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Activities include fishing and casting competitions; Olympic-style
archery; muzzleloader, shotgun and rifle shooting; and hunting dog
and K-9 demonstrations. An FWC law enforcement helicopter, as well
as local NFL hall-of-famer Jack Youngblood, also will be on hand.
Every child attending will receive a free Shakespeare fishing
rod-and-reel combo and tackle box (courtesy of Fish Florida), and
a longleaf pine seedling (compliments of McElroy Forestry, Inc.) to
take home. They also have a chance at winning several door prizes,
such as a pair of binoculars, fishing rods and reels, a Genesis bow,
a Henry .22 rifle and a week of summer camp at the Ocala Outdoor
Food will be provided for a small fee, or participants can bring
their own sack lunch.
The goal of the 160-acre center, donated by environmentally
conscious Beau Turner, son of television mogul Ted Turner, is to
preserve Florida's hunting heritage and teach youths how to hunt
safely, legally and ethically. The property features a stocked, 36-acre
pond to fish and hunt waterfowl, a dove field, state-of-the-art rifle
and shotgun ranges, a 3-D archery course and solar-powered skeet-
shooting facilities that throw biodegradable clay pigeons.
During the event, parents can sign up their 12- to 17-year-old
children for spring and summer classes in gun safety, archery, fishing,
shooting and other outdoor activities. These classes will be free, and
the FWC will provide all necessary equipment and materials.
The center also plans to hold future youth hunts on an adjoining
900 acres through the FWC's Youth Hunting Program of Florida.
For more information on the Beau Turner Youth Conservation
Center, or to obtain more detailed directions on how to get there,
contact Kenny Barker at 850-251-0638.
turkeys and gobblers only, and
the daily bag limit's one. The
season and possession limit on
turkeys is two, except in Holmes
County, where the season limit's
Shotguns are the best choice
when hunting turkeys, but if
you're so inclined, you may
use a rifle, muzzleloader or
handgun, or you can try your
luck with a bow or crossbow.
Shooting hours on private
lands are one-half hour before
sunrise to sunset, but on wildlife
management areas (WMAs),
you must quit hunting at 1
Of course, you can use
turkey decoys to help entice that
stubborn old bird, but you're not
permitted to hunt turkeys with
dogs, use recorded turkey calls
or sounds, shoot them while
they're on the roost or over bait.
You also can't hunt them when
you're within 100 yards of a
To participate in spring turkey
hunting, you'll need a Florida
hunting license and a turkey
permit. If you plan to pursue
a gobbler on one of Florida's
many WMAs, you also'must
purchase a management area
All of these licenses and
permits are available at county
tax collectors' offices, most
retail outlets that sell hunting and
fishing supplies, by calling toll-
(486-8356) or online at www.
If you didn't put in for a
special-opportunity or quota
permit, don't worry, several
WMAs don't require them.
Visit MyFWC.com/hunting and
under "This Month's Hunting
Opportunities," click on "2008
Spring Turkey Guide: What
you need to know" to see a list
of WMAs where you only need
a hunting license, management
area permit and turkey permit to
hunt spring turkeys.
If you take a turkey with an
11-inch beard and 1 /4-inch
spurs, get your name listed in the
FWC's Wild Turkey Registry by
applying for an "Outstanding
Gobbler Certificate." There also
is. a "First Gobbler Certificate"
awarded to hunters under age 16
who harvest their first gobbler,
regardless of beard and spur
measurements. Applications for
both are available at MyFWC.
Whether it's going solo after
that elusive old tom or double-
teaming a pair of birds with your
buddy, March means spring
gobbler season's here.
Here's wishing you a
successful spring turkey season.
Remember to introduce someone
new to the sport of hunting when
you can. As always, have fun,
hunt safely and ethically, and
we'll see you in the woods!
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Mary McKenzie named new
Calhoun Chamber President
at Thursday-night banquet
Mary McKenzie was named the new Calhoun
County Chamber of Commerce president at Thursday's
annual banquet, held at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in
Joining her in efforts to lead the chamber is Vice-
President Elam Stoltzfus and Dan Yoder, who is serving
as the organization's secretary/treasurer.
Four new members were added to the board. Shelly
Bums, Ron Gilliard, Joey Peacock and Johanna Plummer
have taken their place with the current board members,
who include Tim Adams, Kenny Griffin, Angie Hill,
Danny Ryals, Martha Settlemire, Tony Shoemake and
Businesses and community members were recognized
for their efforts over the past year. The following awards
*Blountstown Main Street "Visionary" Wakulla
*Keep Calhoun County Beautiful "Grow and Glow."
- Dr. Iqbal Faruqui's office, Wakulla Bank and M & B
*Community Volunteer Adrienne Wood.
*Cracker Jack Award Angie Hill and Kelli
*Calhoun County Chamber Heritage Award Chief
*Calhoun County Chamber Board Member Service
Awards Janice Watson, Raymond Russell and Marilyn'
*Calhoun County Chamber President's / Bobby Clark
Memorial Award Dan Yoder.
*Calhoun County Citizen of the Year Award Dr.
Also recognize that evening with certificates of
*Blountstown FFA Team and team sponsors.
*BHS Robotics "Agrigators" team.
*Calhoun County Teacher of the Year Kim
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER Thank you to all who
attended and helped participate in the Calhoun County
Chamber Banquet. It was an evening that we can be proud
of and especially the county's newest marketing tool,
the Calhoun County DVD produced by Elam Stoltzfus
and Live Oak Production Group. A wonderful meal was
enjoyed by all, provided by Marie Ann Granger and her
Altha Culinary Arts Program students.
WELCOME OURNEWEST MEMBERS-Kenneth's
Signs is our newest Calhoun County Chamber member
Steve Johnson from Altha, joins and supports us
through his individual membership.
AutoZone of Blountstown, thank you for your
investment in Calhoun County and the Calhoun County
Chamber. Grand Opening is set for March 22.
MARCH MEMBER 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. Call the
Calhoun County Chamber office at 674-4519 or 447-1110
to reserve a seat.
ABOVE: Work continues at Main Street Station, which the owners hope to have open
within about six weeks. The building has undergone extensive renovation and has its
own distinctive clock tower. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Main Street Station to offer
good steaks and much more
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
"We're hoping to be 99 percent done
within a month," says David Avalos of the
new Main Street Station restaurant going in
next to the old train in Blountstown.
Curious folks have stopped by the
building on north Main Street which for
many years housed a drugstore and florist
shop to check on his progress as Avalos
has worked to transform it into something
very different for the past few months.
He and his wife, Sylvia, have partnered
with her sister and brother-in-law to open
up Main Street Station since moving to
the panhandle from Orlando. The couple
live at Lake Talquin and stumbled upon
Blountstown while looking for a place to
"We didn't come here looking to buy
a business," he says. "I didn't even know
Blountstown existed until we went to
our first church meeting." The Avalos
are Jehovah's Witnesses and attend the
Kingdom Hall in Blountstown.
Before coming to the area, she worked
in managed care. He recently retired
following 26 years in the Orange County
Tax Collector's office. After "being stuck in
an office" for so many years, he was ready
to try something new.
"I had planned to set up a remodeling
business in the Tallahassee area," he
says, but each time they drove through
Blountstown for church services, they began
to see the potential for a new restaurant.
His in-laws already own two Mexican
restaurants in Orlando and decided to go in
business with them.
While no menu has been set, he says
they're planning, "a high-end restaurant
built around good steaks." He says they will
probably offer prime rib, New York strip, rib
eyes and T-bone steaks. "The menu will also
-have a Mexican component," he adds. "It
will be two restaurants in one, with a casual
dining area during the day from Monday to
"Our main thing is to give folks high
quality food in a nice setting. We want
people to come, be relaxed and enjoy
He says living all his life with Disney
World in his back yard has inspired them to
do something special. "We're creating it to
be much more than a restaurant. We want it
to be a hub for business folks and tourism,"
They plan to capitalize on the train theme
and that has meant a lot of hands-on work
to the building. "We want it to look kind of
like a turn of the century train station, but
with a modem flair," he says.
He's the chief designer and architect of the
project and designed and built the rooftop
clock that bears the new business name. It
took two months to gut the interior of the
building. Right now he's busy making 18
booths "because I couldn't find anything
that met my specifications." The restaurant
should seat 130. and in the future, he would
like to put nine to 12 tables outside near the
He plans to have customers greeted by a
full time receptionist and will have an area
to display work by local artists.
Hiring will be handled by the One Stop
Career Center in Blountstown. "We've got
some cooking staff coming from Orlando,
but we certainly want to see what kind of
talent is here in the area," Avalos says. It's
too early to know how many positions will be
available, but anyone interested is welcome
to apply through the career center.
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Chipola's literature/language competition winners
MARIANNA-Some 100 students from
13 area high schools competed in writing,
reading, speech, oral interpretation, literature,
humanities, grammar, and foreign language
contests at Chipola College on Feb. 15.
The occasion was the Eighteenth Annual
Throssell Literature/Language Festival hosted
by Chipola's Letters Department. The purpose
of the festival is to recognize and encourage
Prizes were awarded to first, second and third
places, as well as two honorable mentions, in
each category. The winner of the President's
Reading Contest received a special medallion
as well as a cash award.
Contest winners from participating schools
are listed below.
President's ReadingAward-Mary Howes of
Ponce de Leon High School.
Writing: first-David Williams of Sneads High
School; second-Caitlyn Bruner of Altha High
School; third-Daniel Leonard of Blountstown
High School; honorable mentions-Jackie
Bradwell of Liberty County High School and
Brock Burch of Vernon High School.
Speech: first-Amber Eby of Blountstown
High School; second-Shaneekqua McCutcheon
of Malone High School; third-Will Leonard
of Blountstown High School; honorable
mentions-Dwayne Skipper of Chipley High
School and Kenneth Pittman of Cottondale High
Oral Interpretation: first-Aven Pitts of
Chipley High School; second-Nic Stoltzfus of
Blountstown High School; third-Ashley Pitts of
Bethlehem High School; honorable mentions-
Samantha Hott of Poplar Springs School and
Austin Pettis of Vernon High School.
Literature: first-Meagan Wiltse ofAltha High
School; second-Lainey Powell of Graceville
High School; third-Jackie Birdwell of Liberty
County High School; honorable mentions-Ethan
Hewett of Sneads High School and Michael
Adkins of Graceville High School.
Humanities: first-Morgan Stumpff of Vernon
High School; second-Brock Burch of Vernon
High School; third-Beccy Herb of Cottondale
High School; honorable mentions-Joshua.
Stephens of Sneads High School and Nic Stoltzfus
of Blountstown High School.
Grammar: first-Brittany Stephens of Altha
High School; second-Zack Folks of Sneads
High School; third-Cody Smith of Chipley High
School; honorable mentions-Alisha Killings
of Chipley High School and Joseph Maxwell of
Blountstown High School.
Foreign Language Contest: first-Richard
Elligson of Graceville School; second-Kyler
Ward of Marianna High
School; third-Alan Moss of
Chipley High School; honorable
mentions-Holly Delgado of
Graceville High School and Ian.
Smith of Vernon High School.
from the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association
EASTER PICNIC & EGG HUNT
On Thursday, March 20 we will be having our annual Easter egg
hunt and picnic at Torreya State Park. We will be serving hamburgers
and hot dogs, beans, chips, drink and dessert. Cost will be $3 per
person. As usual, we will have a grand prize for the one special egg
found and one prize for the most eggs found.
We will leave the Center by school bus at 9:30 a.m.. So please call
674-4163 for a reservation and be prepared for a good time.
Monica Brinkley will be here on Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m.
to bring us more helpful nutrition information. Please plan to attend.
You will enjoy this.
MOVIE & POPCORN
Come join us on Wednesday, March 26 for a movie, popcorn, and
lemonade. We will begin the movie after lunch on Wednesday so
save some room for the goodies.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PROGRAM
We will be having a program on Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m.
to give you informative information on breast cancer awareness and
screenings. Please plan on attending this program. Be here promptly
so the program can start on time.
Don't forget that we celebrate birthdays on the second Wednesday
of every month with a card, cake and ice cream. This month it will
be March 12. So if you have a birthday or would like to celebrate
someone else's birthday plan on attending. Call 674-4163 on Tuesday
to sign up for our Wednesday home cooked meal.
OUTREACH AT CHIPOLA MANOR APARTMENTS
Dorothy Sewell, our OAA coordinator, will be at Chipola Manor
apartments on Monday, March 24 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. giving
out information on our services. If you have any questions about what
we do this is a good time to have your questions answered.
CAKE & HOT CHOCOLATE SOCIAL
Come join us... on Thursday, March 27. Parthenon Healthcare will
be here to have a cake and hot chocolate social for your enjoyment.
If you would like to come on out and join us give Ginger or Dorothy
a call at 674-4163. It should be a fun time.
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Ichsbulldogs.com. There you will find. a calendar, list of faculty
members, a link to view students' grades, a list of sporting events,
and many other interesting things.
LCHS SPORTS NEWS
Also, our track team is preparing for their first event soon.
On Wednesday, March 5, the Weightlifting team will be entering
the Big Bend tournament at Godby -12/2.
On Thursday, March 6, the softball team will be playing Wewa at
an away game 4:30/6:30 p.m.
FCAT IS ALMOST HERE
Don't forget that FCAT is only two weeks away so everyone needs
to be prepared. There is going to be an FCAT challenge this Friday
and all grades will be competing. Over $500 in cash and prizes will
be given away at this event. The winning class will receive a 5 ft.
trophy and bragging rights. It is an early release day and the end of
the third nine weeks.
ROTC DRILL MEET
ROTC will also being having a State Drill Meet March 7-9 We
would also like to thank Officer Ronnie Snipes for sticking with us
for so long. He will be leaving us to join the Florida Highway Patrol.
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Wildcats bomb Warriors; fall to the Pirates
28-Fireworks are mainly
associated with the fourth of
"Why wait so long to have
fun?" asked the varsity Altha
Wildcats last Thursday night.
They answered their own question
in the fourth inning by lighting 3
bombs in the and delivered them
over the outfield fence to highlight
a 7-1 win over the 2ABrookwood
Christian School Warriors (0-1;
0-0) from Thomasville, GA.
In the first-ever meeting
between the two schools,
Brookwood's leadoff batter
scored their only run after he
drew a walk in the first inning. "
Altha (6-0; 0-0) tied the game
in the second inning. Noah
Byler led off with a single to
left field and he reached second
base on an error by the second
baseman. Jake Edenfield singled
to centerfield, moving Noah to
third. Next, Cale Chafin ripped
a grass-burner down the first base
line, plating Noah.
In the Wildcats' history making
fourth inning, they slammed 3
homeruns (two back-to-back) to
highlight a 5-run inning. Ethan
Byler led off the inning with a
free pass to first base then he
stole second base. Jake Edenfield
LIBERTY COUNTY HIGH-SCHOOL
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by Jim Mcintosh,
contributing sports writer
followed by hammering a double
to left field that scored Ethan
and Edenfield stole third base.
With one out Keith Kirkpatrick
helped himself by jacking his first
homerun (a 2-run variety) of the
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season over the left centerfield
fence. Next, Gary Chew liked
Kirkpatrick's homerun location
so well, that his second long-ball
of the season exited the pasture at
almost the same spot. With two
outs Josh McIntosh lifted his first
homer of his varsity career over
the left-field fence to give the
Wildcats a 6-1 lead.
In the fifth inning Jake
Edenfield returned a two-out
single back up the middle. He
stole second and reached third
base on a throwing error by the
catcher. He would score Altha's
final run on a wild pitch.
Keith Kirkpatrick picked up
his second complete game win in
as many starts. It took him 1:38
minutes to deliver his 89-pitch
gem. Of the 26 batters Kirkpatrick
faced, he struck out 12, gave up
only an earned run off of 3 hits
and issued only 2 walks.
Leading the Wildcats at the
plate was Jake Edenfield who was
a perfect 3 for 3 on the night. He
scored 2 runs, picked up an RBI
and had 2 stolen bases. Cale
Chafin was 2 for 3 and he had a
RBI. Josh McIntosh was 2 for
4 (including his solo homerun),
scored once, and was credited
with a RBI. Noah Byler singled
in his 2 at bats and crossed home
plate once. Keith Kirkpatrick
had a 2-run jack in his 3 at
bats resulting in 2 RBIs and he
touched the dish once. Gary
Chew homered in his 3 plate
appearances resulting in him
scoring a run and giving him a
FEBRUARY 29-The Wildcats
continued their fireworks display
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ALTHA SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
I Wednesday, March 5 Boys Weightlifting at Godby, 1 p.m. I
Thursday, March 6 JV/V Baseball vs Malone, 4/6 p.m.
S Friday, March 7 MS Softball at BMS, 2p.m.; JV/V Baseball I
at Sneads, 4/6 p.m.; V Softball at Bozeman, 7 p.m.; Chipola Brain
Monday, March 10 Spring Sports Pictures; MS Softball vs
Tolar, 3:30 p.m.; JVN Baseball vs LCHS, 4/6 p.m. |
March 11-20 FCAT Testing
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on Friday night.
The only difference was
Altha opened up a bigger can
of "whuppin"' in the Warriors'
backyard and recorded their
seventh win of the season, 13-2,
in just 6 innings.
The Wildcats (7-0; 0-0, 2A)
opened the second inning by
posting 6 runs. With one out
Ethan Byler was issued a walk.
Jake Edenfield followed with
a single back through the box
advancing Ethan to second base.
Cale Chafin lifted a sacrifice fly
to left field that moved Ethan to
third and Edenfield to second.
A pitch to load up the bases hit
Keith Kirkpatrick. Likewise, a
pitch that scored Ethan hit Gary
Chew and the sacks were still full
of Wildcats. Then Tony Golden
reached on a fielding error by the
shortstop and Edenfield scored.
Josh McIntosh drew a bases-
loaded walk to plate Kirkpatrick.
Tad Scott's shot down the first
base line was mishandled by the
first baseman, allowing Scott to
take first base. Also, Golden and
McIntosh scored on the play.
The Warriors (0-2:0-0, 2A) put
their 2 runs on the board in the
In the fifth inning the Wildcats
continued to swing their hot sticks.
Noah Byler led off with a double
to right field and advanced to third
after the pitcher balked. Showing
a little brotherly love, Ethan Byler
scored his older sibling with a
single to left centerfield. After the
pitcher committed his second balk,
Ethan moved to second. Next, Jake
Edenfield drew a walk and after
a pitch hit Cale Chafin, the bases
WILDCATS continued on page 28
by Sheridan Blount
FCAT testing will begin on
Tuesday, March 11. There will be a
free breakfast every regular testing
day provided for the students who
will be testing. The schedule is as
Tuesday, Mar. 11 Grades 3-10
Wednesday, Mar. 12 Grades
Thursday, Mar. 13 Grades 3-5,
Friday, Mar. 14 Make-up testing
Monday, Mar. 17 Grades 5,8-10
Tuesday, Mar. 18 Grades 5, 9-10
Wednesday, Mar. 19- Grades 3-8
Thursday, Mar. 20 Grades 3-8
Friday, Mar. 21 Make-up testing
Monday, Mar. 24 Make-up
There will be a Financial Aid
Night held at the end of March.
Parents and students need to be
completing 2007 tax returns to have
information available. A flyer will be
mailed home in the near future.
Chipola Foundation Scholarships,
along with various other scholarships
are posted on the bulletin board
outside of the guidance office.
Please stop by to get information and
applications before time runs out!
The next ACT will be given
April 12. Deadline for packet fo
be postmarked to avoid a late fee
is March 7. The last date for the
2007-2008,school year is June 14.
Application packets available from
The local scholarship application
is due March 28 by 3:15 p.m. to
Mrs. Yon in guidance. Please have
a picture attached.
,Spring sports pictures will be taken
on Monday, March 10, beginning at
1 p.m. Sports included are junior
varsity and varsity baseball, middle
school and varsity softball, and boys
weightlifting. Payment envelopes
with package prices have been sent
home with students. Money and
envelopes with package choices
indicated should be turned in when
photographs are taken.
Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 5, 2008
School District prepares for 2008 FCAT and Stanford 10
Calhoun County students,
teachers, and parents have been
gearing up for the 2008 Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test
otherwise known as the FCAT!
Students across Florida in grades
three through 11 will be testing
March 11 March 24. Also,
grades K-2 will be testing on the
Stanford 10 in the areas of reading
and math. The testing schedule
will be as follows:
March 11-13 Sunshine
State Standards Reading and
Math grades 3-10 and 10-12
March 13 Grade 11 SSS
Science and Make-Up Testing -
All grades as needed
March 14 Make-Up Testing
- All grades as needed
March 17 SSS Science -
grades 5 and 8; Norm Reference
Test (NRT) Reading grades
9-10; Make-Up Testing
March 18 SSS Science -
grade 5; Norm Reference Test
(NRT) Math grades 9-10
March 19 Norm Reference
Test (NRT) Reading grades 3-8;
March 20 Norm Reference
Rest (NRT) Math grades 3-8;
March 21 & 24 Make-Up
March 17 20 Grades K- 2
- Reading and Math Testing
Times will vary
The FCAT is the graduation test
Richard Williams and Kenny Griffin from the Chipola Workforce
Board are shown with some students from BHS that participated
in the competition.
Blountstown wins robotics competition
The morning of Feb. D OlOte old Marianna High School gymnasium, which
for many years was the venue for many sporting events, was once again the
scene of competition. This time instead of players running up and down the
court it was robots, built by area youth that were scoring the points.
The Chipola Regional Workforce Board (CRWDB) developed the
competition and received additional sponsorship from PBS&J, David Melvin
Inc. and Opportunity Florida. The CRWDB provided five local school districts
A iih rn o robotic kiLt_ per high school. The districts decided how to distribute the
-.I. jnd % which students i ould participate. The student teams were challenged to
build robots that could score tennis balls and ping pong balls by moving them
over barriers or into scoring baskets.
The contest was two parts. First the teams were required to complete a log
book on the process of building the robot and were required to go through an
-:ner, iev and secondly the actual contest for scoring points using only their
robots and their ability to control their creations remotely. There were two
arenas with two teams competing at the same time for the high score. The
Agri-Gators of Blountstown High School was the first place winner in the
competition, second place was Team Blue from Cottondale High School, third
place was Mechanicats from Bethlehem High School and fourth was Malone
In addition, earlier in the year a competition was held among youth currently
residing in Division of Juvenile Justice facilities. In that contest the winning
team was from Dberty Wilderness, with Bristol Youth Academy coming in
second and Graceville vocational coming in third.
During the competition different instructors, parents and youth commented
about how the robot kits helped the students to learn about working as a team
and the application of hands on learning in the areas of science, technology,
engineering and math. Richard Williams, Executive Director of the CRWDB,
said that the contest had accomplished what the Workforce Board of Directors
had hoped for and that he was pleased to see so many students take an active part
in learning new things and applying those lessons from the classroom. Williams
also commented that without the sponsorship by David Melvin Engineering,
PBS&J, Opportunity Florida, along with the assistance of staff and volunteers,
this wonderful opportunity would have been lost to the student of our region.
The CRWDB is a private sector driven non-profit organization that serves
Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties.
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for tenth grade students. Tenth Meet with your child's teacher
graders must score a scale score to discuss his or her progress. Ask
of 300 on both the Reading and teachers to suggest ways to help
Mathematics portion of the FCAT your child prepare for tests.
for their graduation requirement. Encourage your child,
Beginning with last year's first- especially when he or she does
time ninth graders (ED 0 0 -] [Q-[ EWell. A positive outlook helps
a scale score of at least D E] children do their best.
on the Spring 0 Ill] I th grade Provide a quiet, comfortable
FCAT Writing D will also be a place for studying at home.
requirement for graduation. Make sure that your child
WHAT DOES is well rested on school days,
THE FCAT TEST? especially on test days.
The FCAT measures student Give your child a well-
performance on benchmarks in rounded diet. This will help
reading, writing, mathematics, and ensure a healthy body and a
science as defined by the Sunshine healthy, active mind.
State Standards. The FCATReading Provide books and magazines
tests contain passages (articles, for your child. By reading new
stories, and poems) from books, materials, your child will leam
magazines, and other publications. nevw words that might appear on
Students are expected to read and tests.
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analyze the passages and answer
questions based on the passages.
The FCAT Mathematics tests
require students to solve numerical
problems taken from real-life
situations. The FCAT science tests
require students to apply science
knowledge and concepts to real-
world situations. The Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test
demands an in-depth understanding
and application of information that
is not typical of most standardized
HOW,CAN YOU HELP YOUR
CHILD BE SUCCESSFUL?
Make sure your child attends
school regularly. The more effort
your child puts into learning the
more likely he or she will perform
well on tests.
Don't be too anxious about
your child's test scores. The best
advice you can give your child is
to E E3trelax and do your best. E
Release of FCAT test scores
for districts and students will
be somewhat later this year due
to later testing dates. Tentative
release times of FCAT test results
should be late May DU early June.
School grades and AYP (Adequate
Yearly Progress) reports will most
likely be mid-July. Schools will
send the student reports home at
the end of the school year with the
final report cards, if available from
the state. FCAT results for schools
and districts are reported through
the media and are available' on the
Florida Department of Education
SCHOOL MENU I
Calhoun & Liberty
March 6 March 12, 2008
A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat orwhole milk
served with all meals.
BREAKFAST IS THE SAME
FOR BOTH COUNTIES.
Breakfast Grits with toast,
scrambled eggs, ham,
Breakfast Blueberry muf-
fin, sausage, juice.
I sausage, juice.
Breakfast Sausage bis- I
cuit, hashbrown, juice.
Breakfast: Sausage &
gravy biscuit, hashbrown,
(Pre-K thru 5th)
Lunch: Chicken nuggets,
mashed potatoes, gravy,
lima beans, cornbread.
Lunch: Cheese pizza,
corn on the cob, salad,
fruit. ALTERNATE:Turkey I
Lunch: Spaghetti with
garlic roll, broccoli &
cheese, pears, cake with
icing. ALTERNATE: Ham
Lunch: Corndog nuggets,
mac & cheese, corn,
fruit. ALTERNATE: Turkey
Lunch: Sloppy joe, tater
tots, green beans, peach-
es. ALTERNATE: Buffalo
All menus are subject to change I
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Liberty County School Board is proposing changes to
the following policies:
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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
MARCH 5, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19
by Valerie States
Tuesday, March 11 is the first day of FCAT Testing. The ninth and 10th grades will
take FCAT reading and the 11th and 12th grades will have Reading retakes. Wednesday,
March 12, the ninth and 10th grades will take FCAT Math and the 11 th and 12th grades
will have Math retakes. Thursday, March 13, the 11th grade will take FCAT Science.
Monday, March 17, ninth and 10th grades will take the Norm Reference Test (NRT)
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Reading. Tuesday, March 18, ninth and 10th grades will take the NRT Math. Students
who will not be testing at this time will be allowed to come to school late. Parents
will receive notification about these times. Mrs. Sandra Waller, our school's guidance
counselor, would like to ask all parents to make sure students are well rested and come
to school on time. There will be an early breakfast served at school for all students
who are taking the FCAT.
As a student who has taken and passed the FCAT, I am relieved that I am done with
this chapter in my high school career. To the ninth and 10th graders
p out there who are worried about this test just remember, "Don't worry
about a thing cause every little thing is gonna be all right."
by Eric Anderson and Michael Kelly
The Tiger baseball team has opened the season. The team is
equipped with eight seniors, including: Dillon Burke, Ricky
SMercer, Michael Kelly,
Matt Vincent, Jake Miller,
Jared Lilly, Jason Byrd, and
Jay Sweinhart. The Tigers
will host Wewa Thursday
at 6 p.m. They will also
play Malone Friday, away
at 6. The Tigers are 4--1 f
on the season. The team
is coached by Mr. Jeff
BHS Seniors-Jared Lilly and Michael
Gillespie and Assistant Kelly.
0,995 Coach Mr. Emory Home.
We encourage you to come and cheer on the Tigers against Wewa
2,995 Gators this Thursday.
FRENCH CLUB CHICKEN DINNERS
6,495 The dinners will be sold this Friday, March 7 from 10:30-2 p.m.
on the comer of the old police station. We will deliver if five or more
6,995 dinners are purchased. You can buy in person or pre-order your dinner.
Fax your orders to: 674-8865 (Attn: DanaAyers). Dinner will include:
6,995 Grilled Chicken, Pasta Salad, Green Beans, Roll and Cake (food will
in part be prepared by Kimbrel and Company). Dinners are $6.
6,995 BHS CHEERLEADER BANQUET
by Alisha Strawn and Satyria Everett
6o995 The time had come for our BHS cheerleaders to end the season with
a party this past Friday. The senior cheerleaders that were recognized
495 are: Satyria Everett
7,995 Lane Golden, Kaitlin
S,'' Peacock, Samantha
7,995 Dwiggins, and Dana
Clark. While we ate,
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BHS Senior Cheerleaders, pictured fromwuld like to thank
left Dana Clark, Kaitlin Peacock, Satyriaoursponsors, Mrs.
Everett, Lane Golden, Kaylin Bontrager and leln and Mrs.
5#995 Mrs. McClellan. Littlefield, for helping
make our squad better.
S,995 We would also like to thank Mrs. Overholt for organizing the party.
SWe had a blast..
7 495YEARBOOK SALES
49 Due to a surplus of 2007 yearbooks, we are able to offer a special
,,995I deal for the 2008 yearbooks. 2008 yearbooks will be on sale for
$40 beginning today thru March 21. When you purchase your 2008
, 995 yearbook you may buy a 2007 yearbook for $10. We will offer this
deal for as long as the surplus lasts. See any yearbook staff member
A 995 or Mrs. Pam Ayers to take advantage of this special offer.
3 995 This is a reminder to all BHS seniors and parents that Senior Ads
,, for the 2008 Sabertooth yearbook are on sale. Ad prices are: 1/8
4,995 pg-$40, pg-$75, 2 pg. $120, and 1 pg. $210. There is a limited
amount of space in the ad section, so ads will be sold on first come
5 995 basis. Ads may be purchased by sending a check or money order to
the Blountstown High School, 17586 Main Street N., Blountstown,
B 995 Fl. 32424, or by bringing the money to Pam Ayers at the Blountstown
High School. When ordering the ad, please include a rough sketch of
2,995 how you would like the ad to look. Pictures used in the ads may be
picked up when the new yearbooks arrive. The deadline is Monday,
4 B-town High School Calendar of Events
TIM BENTON Wednesday, March 5- Boys Weightlifting at Godby at 1
FINANCE MGR. Thursday, March 6- Softball at Home against Cottondale at 5:30/7
p.m.; Baseball at Home against Wewa at 6
I Friday, March 7 French Club Chicken Dinners, 10:30-2 p.m.; I
ia m Baseball at Malone at 6
I Monday, March 10-- Baseball at Home against Cottondale at 6 I
Tuesday, March 11 FCAT Reading
Wednesday, March 12- FCAT Math
L- ---------- i
RICK BARNES, SALES MANAGER
Page 20 THE-CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 5, 2008
State awards grants for renewable energy technologies
TALLAHASSEE Florida Commissioner of
Agriculture Charles H. Bronson and Florida Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Michael
W. Sole announced the recipients of Florida's renewable
energy technologies grants. Part of DEP's Renewable
Energy Technologies Grant Program, $12.5 million in
grant funding was awarded to eight organizations to
stimulate capital investment in the state and promote and
enhance the statewide utilization of renewable energy
technologies, including ethanol, bioenergy, solar and
"We believe that awards such as these are critical
in triggering the development of a renewable energy
industry in Florida," Commissioner Bronson said. "With
the backing of and an investment from the state, we're
hopeful that these projects will yield positive results and
serve as a catalyst for major commercial investment in
DEP received 139 grant proposals seeking more than
$200 million in grant funding and providing almost $700
million in cost share for renewable energy projects. The
proposals, which include technologies such as biomass,
solar and hydrogen, were evaluated by the state based
on a number of different criteria: cost share percentage;
economic development; technical feasibility; innovative
technology; production potential; energy efficiency;
fostering awareness; project management; duration
and timeline;.located served; public integration; and
incorporation of multiple technologies.
"Through targeted incentives like the Renewable
Energy Technologies Grant Program, Florida is stimulating
economic development in the renewable and alternative
energy fields," said DEP Secretary Michael W. Sole.
"By investing in cutting-edge technologies, Florida is
exploring strategies to ensure a stronger economy as
well as help prevent pollution and reduce greenhouse
The Renewable Energy Technologies Grant Program
recipients for 2007/2008 are:
Central.Florida Regional Transit Authority (LYNX),
"Go Renewable Energy Efficient Next-Generation
Biodiesel Fleets" ($2,500,000) Located in Central
Florida, this partnership will implement a large-scale
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Looking for employment? Remember to check out The Job
Market every week in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal.
alternative fuel research and demonstration project that
provides biodiesel blending at a central fueling location.
By 2010, Orange County, LYNX and Orlando Utilities
Commission will have transitioned their entire diesel fleet
to biodiesel blended fuel.
Exceed Corporation, "Dollars & Sense: Renewable
Energy for Florida Builders & Developers" ($990,000)
- This project, located in Pinellas County, will develop a
profitable model for replication that will provide solutions
to up-front cost barriers for renewable energy investments
for Florida developers.
Florida Power and Light, "St. Lucie Wind"
($2,500,000) This project will construct the first wind
energy facility in Florida. As proposed, nine wind turbine
generation units would be placed in St. Lucie County
and are expected to have the potential capacity of 20
megawatts of electrical power.
Florida Solar Energy Research and Education
Foundation, "Building Florida's Solar Infrastructure"
($1,688,216) This statewide project will accelerate
the use of solar energy in Florida by reducing market
barriers by collaborating with industry experts as well
as developing marketing materials and an outreach
Orange County Government, "Photovoltaic
Demonstration and Research Facility and Climate Change
Education Center" ($697,433) This project enables the
completion of a demonstration, research and education
program through the installation of the largest solar
photovoltaic (PV) system in the South, a one megawatt
solar PV system located at the Orange County Convention
Progress Energy Florida, "Small-Scale Wind Power
in Florida" ($123,868) This project will evaluate inland
opportunities for wind energy generation in Florida by
using five wind turbines at five different locations across
the state, providing more than 15,000 kilowatt hours of
wind generation annually.
Renergie, Inc., "Development of Florida's Ethanol
Industry Using Sweet Sorghum" ($1,500,483) This
project, concentrated in the Florida Panhandle, will
design and build Florida's first sweet sorghum mechanical
harvesting system. In addition, the company will develop
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and construct a sweet sorghum-to-ethanol facility capable
of producing five million gallons of ethanol annually.
Vecenergy, "Production of Biodiesel Using Multiple
Feedstocks" ($2,500,000) Located in Manatee County,
the project includes construction and operation of a
biodiesel facility capable of producing 37.5 million
gallons of biodiesel per year.
In 2007, the Florida Legislature appropriated $12.5
million for the Renewable Energy Technologies Grant
Program, providing funding for projects that generate or
utilize renewable energy resources, including hydrogen,
biomass and solar energy. Since the creation of the Florida
Energy Act in 2006, a total of $27.5 million has been
appropriated for the Renewable Energy Technologies
In addition to the Renewable Energy Technologies
Grant Program, the Florida Legislature created the "Farm
to Fuel" Grants Program to provide matching grants for
projects that promote the production and distribution of
renewable energy from Florida-grown crops, agricultural
wastes and residues, and other biomass. As part of the
program and with DEP's input, twelve grants totaling $25
million were awarded last month to stimulate investment
in projects that will enhance the value of agriculture
products and expand agribusiness in the State.
Last summer, Governor Charlie Crist signed a set of
executive orders to reduce Florida's greenhouse gases
emissions, increase energy efficiency, and remove market
barriers for renewable energy technologies such as solar
and wind energy. In the months since the executive
orders were signed, Florida has stepped onto the world
stage as a major marketplace for advanced energy
technologies. Just last month, the Governor announced a
$200 million energy and economic development budget
recommendation that builds on the policy framework of
the Governor's executive orders, focusing on increasing
energy efficiency, stimulating development of renewable
sources of energy, and using markets to reduce greenhouse
For more information, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/energy.
For more information on Florida's climate change
initiatives, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/climatechange.
Church in Hosford.
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 2-27.3-
Experience in hardware
sales. Paid holidays, paid
vacation, BCBS Insurance
after 90 days probation.
Pay based on experience.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Please apply in persons at:
Located on Hwy. 20 in Bristol
is now accepting applications for:
SENIOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides microcom-
puter hardware and software installation, maintenance,
troubleshooting and network support. This position also
provides telecommunication infrastructure support.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An Associate's Degree
(A.S.) in computer science or related field or equivalent
from two-year College or technical school with a minimum
of two (2) years related experience required. Vendor certi-
fications with three (3) years experience may substitute for
degree. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), A+,
CNA, or other technology industry certification preferred.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 13, 2008
Interested applicants should submit a letter of applica-
tion, a completed Chipola College employment application
(available from Human Resources); resume; references
with current addresses and telephone numbers and cop-
ies of college transcripts to CHIPOLA COLLEGE, Human
Resources, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
MARCH 5,2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21
Duce and Watford crowned at Chipola Homecoming
College cheerleader Ashley
Duce of Two Egg was crowned
2008 Homecoming Queen and
Keith Watford of Graceville
was crowned Mr. Chipola on
Ashley Duce was sponsored
by the Chipola Honors Club.
She is the daughter of Julie
and Danny Duce of Two Egg.
She is active in Cheerleading,
Phi Theta Kappa, and Baptist
Campus Ministries. She plans
to transfer to the University of
Florida to become a Speech
Keith Watford was sponsored
by Show Choir. He is the son
of Danny and Carolyn Watford
of Graceville. He is active
Show Choir, Black Student
Union Dance Team, Theater
and Spanish Club. Keith
plans to attend Florida State to
major in Public Relations and
The 2008 Chipola
Homecoming Court included:
sophomore women: Jessica
Lawson, the daughter of
IN THE CIRCUIT COUI
OF THE SECOND JUDICI
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LIBER
FILE NO. 2008-CP-05
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NORMAN LANE STOVER,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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
CHIPOLA 2008 HOAMECOlMING COURT- (Above) Members of the 2008
Chipola Homecoming Court. are: (from left) Drew Crulchfield of Graceville.
Cassie Mitchell of Sneads, Sylvianna Garrett of Greenwood; Erik Blount
of Malone: 2007 Queen Rachel Taylor. 2007 Mr. Chipola Lenoris Dixon,
Jantzen Whitrehead of Cottondale, 2008 Homecoming queen Ashley Duce
of Two Egg. Mr. Chipola 2008 Keith Warlford of Graceville. Jessica Lawson
of Malone. Kara Jumper of Graceville and Kris Sampson of Marianna.
IRight) Chipola College cheerleader Ashley Duce of Two Egg was crowned
2008 Homecoming Queen and Keith Warlford of Graceville was crowned
AIr. Chipola on Feb. 23.
Kim Matthews of Malone;
Sylvianna Garrett, the daughter
of Pat Garrett and Cherolyn
Pittman of Greenwood; and
homecoming queen Ashley
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...-6
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
Duce, the daughter of Julie and
Danny Duce of Two Egg.
Sophomore men included:
Erik Blount, the son of Amy
Johnson of Malone; Jantzen
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-
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
YOUR ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in LIBERTY, County,
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWN-
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
RUN THENCE S 00 DEGREES 44
MINUTES 00 SECONDS W ALONG
THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF
SAID LANDS A DISTANCE OF 161.03
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH RE-BAR WITH
Whitehead, the son of Charles
and Loretta Whitehead of
Cottondale; and Mr. Chipola
Keith Watford, the son of
Danny and Carolyn Watford
CAP (PSM3031); THENCE S 89
DEGREES 39 MINUTES 43 SEC-
ONDS E A DISTANCE OF 400.43
FEET TO A 5/8 INCH RE-BAR WITH
CAP (PSM3031) ON THE EAST-
ERN BOUNDARY OF SAID LANDS;
THENCE N 00 DEGREES 47 MIN-
UTES 47 SECONDS E ALONG SAID
EASTERN BOUNDARY A DISTANCE
OF 161.03 FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT (LS1785) MARKING
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID LANDS; THENCE N 89 DE-
GREES 39 MINUTES 43 SECONDS
W ALONG THE NORTHERN BOUND-
ARY OF SAID LANDS A DISTANCE
OF 400.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF
THE WESTERLY PORTION OF THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS BE-
ING SUBJECT TO A COUNTY MAIN-
TAINED ROADWAY KNOWN AS JA-
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
MOBILE HOME LOCATEDTHEREON,
BH21 AND GAFJ575B77756-BH21
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,
Robert Hill, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: W. Summers, Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
Freshmen women on the
court, were: Kara Jumper, the
daughter of Robin and Terry
Jumper of Graceville and
Cassie Mitchell, the daughter
of Lonnie and Joyce Mitchell
Freshmen men on the court,
%were: Kris Sampson, the son
of Donald and
Candy Lori Grey
son of William
Taylor of Sneads
and 2007 Mr.
Chipola Lenoris Dixon
returned for Homecoming
Homecoming Talent Show
winners were: Best Band:
Kevin Shores, Nick Melvin
and Friends; Best Group: Keith
Watford and the BSU Dance
Team; Best Solo: Mauntrez
Bullock; third.place: O.C.
Brinkley; second place: Kris
Sampson and Cassie Mitchell;
first place: Keith Watford and
Winners ofthe Homecoming
Building Decoration Contest
are third place Phi Beta
Lambda; second, Cheerleaders
and first, Science Club.
D. Langston Youth Foundation
recently donated $18,000 to the
Chipola College Foundation.
The Langston Youth
Foundation serves students
in ten after-school programs
in seven counties-Bonifay
Elementary, Hosford School,
Port St. Joe Elementary and
Middle/High School, St.
John Elementary, Vernon
Elementary and High School,
and W.R. Tolar School.
CEO Dr. David Langston
says, "I would like to personally
thank the Chipola family, our
staff in the schools, and the
teachers, and everyone that
plays a role in the success of
The Norris D. Langston
Youth Endowment in the
Chipola Foundation provides
scholarships for students to
attend Chipola College
Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 5, 2008
B IT UARIE S.0
LOIS E. ADAMS
BLOUNTSTOWN Lois E.Adams, 68, died Mon-
day, Feb. 25 in Panama City. She was a life-long resi-
dent of Blountstown. She worked at Oglesby Nursery
and the sewing factory. She was of the Protestant faith
and enjoyed writing Christian songs and singing.
She was preceded in death by her parents,Alvin and
Minnie Lee Guilford and a brother, Cecil Guilford.
Survivors include three sons, David Adams and his
wife, Joset of Lynn Haven, Jeff Adams and Tammy of
Lynn Haven and Steve Adams and his wife, Dara of
Panama City Beach; two brothers, Rufus Guilford of
Blountstown and Willie Eugene Guilford and his wife,
Vivian of Panama City; one sister,Aileen Kent and her
husband, Cortez of Blountstown; two grandchildren,
Amanda Williams and Mathew Adams, both of Lynn
Haven; two great grandchildren, Mikayla Agbay and
Mikey Williams, both of Lynn Haven; several nieces
Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Adams
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Michael Morris of-
ficiating. Interment followed in the Pine Memorial
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge
of the arrangements.
LE'VAR A. "LITTLE MAN" JOHNSON II
BLOUNTSTOWN Le'varA. "Little Man" John-
son 1, 7 months old, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008
in Blountstown. He was born in Panama City and had
lived in Calhoun County for most of his life.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather,
Louis C. Rogers and his paternal grandfather, Arthur
Survivors include his mother, Lindsey Kaylin Rog-
ers of Blountstown; his father, Le'var A. Johnson of
Blountstown; one sister, Neveah Johnson of Blount-
stown; maternal grandparents, John and Melissa Riley
of Blountstown; maternal great-grandmothers, Anita
Moore of Blountstown and Opal Rogers of Bristol;
paternal grandmother, Janet Myles of Texas; aunts and
uncles, Alissa Rogers,Anita and Tony Williams, Lewis
Cameron J. Rogers and Hope McDaniel, Kendrick
Grover and Lance Hansford, all of Blountstown; and
Services were held Saturday, March 1, 2008 at
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Rogers
officiating. Interment followed in Pine Memorial
Cemetery in Blountstown.
A fund has been established at the Calhoun County
Credit Union in the name of Brenda Varnes for
Le'var Johnson II to help with medical and funeral
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge
of the arrangements.
JAMES WENDELL FURR
HOSFORD James Wendell Furr, 62, died
Wednesday, Feb. 27,2008. He worked with Suburban
Propane in Quincy for m6re than 20 years.
He was precededin death by his father, Jesse Furr
and a brother, Denwell Furr.
Survivors include one son, James Wendell Furr
Jr. of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Kimberly Michelle
Martinez of Visalia, CA and Toia Renee Furr of Tal-
lahassee; his mother, Merle Larramore of Quincy; one
brother, Larry Furr; two sisters, Shera Cook and Teresa
Alday; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Friday, Feb. 29,2008
at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy.
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge
of the arrangements.
WAYNE JAY BLUNT
BRISTOL Wayne Jay Blunt, 79, died Thursday,
Feb. 28, in Birmingham, AL. He was born in Plant
City and had lived in Liberty County since 1982. He
had served as past secretary for the Lions Club and
was a lifetime member of the Bass Fishing Associa-
tion as well as an endowment member of the NRA. He
was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy and a member
of the First Christian Church in Bristol.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary
Survivors include his daughter, Virginia Holdeen
and her husband, Cyrus of Concord, NC; four grand-
children Jonathan Holdeen and his wife, Mary of
Bristol, Theresa Holdeen of Charlotte, NC, William
Holdeen and his wife, Bonnie of St Augustine, and
David Holdeen and his wife, Ruthanne of Concord,
NC; eight great grandchildren, Jessica, Tabitha,
Christopher, Nicholas, James, Howard, Kaitlin, and
William; and his good friend, Tom of Bristol.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. (ET),
March 15, 2008 from the Lake Mystic Cemetery in
Bristol with Rev. Dan White officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to
the Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee Bend, 250
Pinewood Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32302.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.
BRIDGET ANN SNIDER
BRISTOL Bridget Ann Snider, 51 died Monday,
Feb. 25 in Panama City. She was born on April 27,
1956 in Nashville, TN. She moved to Blackduck,
MN in 1967. She was a homemaker and had lived in
Bristol since 2000, coming from North Dakota.
She was preceded in death by her mother and fa-
ther,Agnes and George Smith; and a brother, Richard.
Survivors include her husband, Gary Snider of.
Bristol; her stepfather, Herman Pater of Hines, MN;
two daughters, Heather Snider and Misty and her
husband, James Ward Jr., both of Blountstown; one
brother, John Smith of Blue Springs, MO; six sisters,
Laura Pater of Maple Lake, MN, Gayle Pater and her
husband, Norman of Greenbrier, TN, Debra Watkins
and her husband, Duane of Shelvin, MN, Kathy Pond
and her husband, Bob of Pine Wood, MN, April Cun-
ningham and her husband, Bill of Hesperia, MI and
Carolyn Joy Barnes and her husband, Greg of Olive
Branch, MS; three grandchildren, Haylee Snider,
Justin Chapman and Morgen Ward.
Memorial services were held Friday, Feb. 29 at
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization was
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge
of the arrangements.
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ETHEL TODD SUBER
QUINCY Ethel Todd Suber, 92, died Tuesday, March 4,2008
at the Magnolia House in Quincy where she had resided for the
last 2 1/2 years. She was born Sept. 30, 1915 in Wetumpka Com-
munity and upon marriage moved to the Providence Community.
Many years later she became a resident of Greensboro.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cedric Suber and
a son, Durwood "Booster" Suber.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Suber Hoffman and
her husband, Jimmy of Gainesville and Anne Suber Gould of
Tallahassee; one brother, Maxwell Todd of Columbus, GA; seven
grandchildren, Cedric Tyler Suber and his wife, Sharyl of Bristol,
Terri Lynn Suber, James Garrett Gould and his wife, Denise, and
Angela Gould Matthews, all of Tallahassee, Lynn Hoffman What-
Jey and her husband, Michael of Cocoa, Laura Hoffman Studstill
and her husband, Tommy, and Susan Hoffman Edmonds and her
husband, Vince, all of Gainesville; seven great-grandchildren,
Christopher Whatley, Haley and Abbey Edmonds, Lindsay Stud-
still, Erin and Justin Gould and Charlie Matthews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Cemetery
Fund, c/o Donna Hartsfield, 1612 Providence Rd., Quincy, FL
32351 or Big Bend Hospice, 105 North Jackson St., Quincy, FL
Services will be held Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 4 p.m. at the
Providence Baptist Church with family receiving friends after
the service in the church. Interment will follow in the church
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of
See OBITUARIES continued on page 26
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for more information. 2-27,3-5
Shirley Temple doll in chair,
designed from photo of her dating
in 1930s, minted in 2006, serial
number included, paid $125, asking
$100. Call 762-3392. 3-5,3-12
Tippman custom paint ball gun,
too many extras to list, $275 firm.
Call 482-7566. 3-5, 3-12
Two 10 speed girls' bikes, brand
new, $100 for both. Call 643-2412
or 447-1194. 2-27,3-5
Trampoline, large, comes with
pads, hardly used, excellent condi-
tion. Paid $249, asking $125. Call
Prom dress, size 14, black and
white, floor length, off shoulder,
comes-with shawl to go around
shoulders, $50. Call 643-5261.
M & W Self
7 days a week service
5' x 10'.........20 ,M..
10'x20' ........ 70
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597 uI
To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
Prom/formal dress, burgundy,
size 16, long A-line skirt with tank
style top, spaghetti straps, $50. Call
762-2959, after 10 a.m. 2-27,3-5
Baby girl crib bedding set, pink
with gold dragonflies, paid $120
asking $60, rarely used; baby
girl clothes and blankets. Call
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
447-3877. 2-27, 3-5
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
Safety First carseat, good condi-
tion, $15. Call 674-8320. 2-27,3-5
Johnson- bass amplifier, 15
amp, $35; Prime-lead amplifier, 10
amp, $25; Stone-lead amplifier, 15
amp, $25; two vocal microphones
with cables, $30. Call 762-2113 or
557-5278. 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 J
Harmony electric guitar, comes
with crate amp, excellent condition,
$200. Call 379-3966. 2-27, 3-5
Woodentwin bed, with three draw-
ers underneath, $50; Kitchen cart
with cabinet and drawer, $75; 5 1/2
ft. tall glass and chrome shelf, $25.
Call 643-6132. 3-5,3-12
Sleeper sofa/matching loveseat,
comes with two end tables and a
coffee table, $250 for all; entertain-
ment center, $25. Everything in
good condition. Call 237-1250.
5x5 headboard with mirror,
$40; desk, like new, $75. Call
27" Zenith TV, good condition,
$100. Call 237-1250. 3-5,3-12
Word processor/typewriter with
monitor and new ink cartridges, $20
or best offer. Call 674-8320.
Vacuum cleaner, good condition,
$25. Call 237-1250. 3-5,3-12
1993 Ford Starcraft conversion
van, 4 captain chairs, & bed, super
clean interior, runs good, $3,400.
Call 762-8726 after 6 p.m. 3-5, 3-12
1987 Toyota, 4WD, new rubber,
runs good, $2,800. Call 643-5255,
ask for Johnny or Linda. 3-5, 3-12
1993 Ford F150,4WD, good shape,
$3,000. Call 643-6158. 3-5,3-12
2006 Tacoma Prerunner, double
cab, V6, excellent condition, 40k
miles, $17,000 or best offer. Call
379-8109 or 643-1920. 3-5,3-12
1994 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
643-1920. 3-5, 3-12
1977 Ford F150, 4WD, chassis and
body perfect for bog-in truck, 351 M
engine, four-speed transmission,
$600. Call 762-3937,'leave mes-
1986Toyotatruck, extracab, 4WD,
automatic, good tires, runs good,
$2,000. Call 643-6003. 2-27, 3-5
2006 Chevy Equinox, 27k miles,
asking pay off of $18,400. Call
762-2339. 3-5, 3-12
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Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reason-
ably priced. Immediate closing.
Call (850) 544-5441
or (850) 899-7700
Emmanuel Lewis, Actor (37)
Carrie Underwood, Singer (25)
Thora Birch, Actress (26)
James Taylor, Singer (60)
William H. Macy, Actor (58)
Michael Caine, Actor (75)
Eva Longoria, Actress (33)
1979 Ford Bronco XLT, automatic
transmission, needs engine, good
body, $1,200. Call 762-3937, leave
message. 2-27, 3-5
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
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS,
leather, dual power, lumbar seats,
keyless entry, 134k miles, clean,
. $4,800. Call 674-5674. 3-5, 3-12
2004 Acura TSX, silver, black
leather interior, sunroof, four door,
new tires, 78k miles, great gas mile-
age. Call 643-8922. 3-5, 3-12
1996 Mercury, 4 door, remote
crank, very good condition, $2,000.
Call 674-1948 or 227-4067. 3-5, 3-12
2002 Buick Park Avenue, V6,
all power, new brakes, new tires,
$6,000. Call 762-4398, askfor 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
379-3929. 2-27, 3-5
AUTO PARTS &
Chrome rims, set of 22" with tires,
$1,300. Call 643-2226. 3-5,3-12
*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.
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1995 transmission, fits Dodge
Carravan, $200; 1994 Chevy 4.3
motor and transfer case, $450; 1996
Chevy Cavalier motor and transmis-
sion, $450. Call 762-9543. 3-5,3-12
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, lift slide 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
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.
Yamaha Raptor 4-wheeler, child
size 50, gas powered, $1,200. Call
A QUEEN PILLOWTOP
mattress and box $149.
ADJUSTABLE'BED base and
mattress, list $2770, sell
$1050, NEW. 425-8374
Cherry sleigh bed Solid
Wood, BRAND NEW in box,
Couch & Loveseat $499
Microfiber set. Still in crate,
never used. Can deliver 545-
DINING ROOM Deep rich
cherry finish: table, uphols
chairs, lighted china cabinet.
Brand new in boxes, can
deliver. Must move, $850.
FUTON, never used, -in box,
$199. (can deliver). 425-8374
KING sz bdrm set. 7pc Solid
wood dovetailed drawers.
Pillow top mattress set incl,
New still in packaging. Worth
$4k give away $1500. Can
Mattress SET NEW Queen
Orthopedic Pillowtop in sealed
plastic. Full warranty. Sacrifice
$275. Can deliver. 222-7783
NEW KING PILLOW TOP
CHIRO REST MATTRESS
SET, still sealed w/ warranty.
Pub Table Set, Solid Wood,
Brand New. $99. 850-545-
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
2005 Yamaha V-star 110
mileage, lots of extras, asking
off of $8,400; 2000 Kawasa
Prairie 4-wheeler, 4WD, $
Call 643-5255, ask for Joh
2002 Yamaha V-Star 1100,
accessories, with cover, $
Call 762-2960 or 272-2552.
2006 Yamaha Wolverine, 2WD,
350cc, electric start, automatic,
reverse, like new, $2,700. Call
2003 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
1994 Jetski, no title, runs, $300.
Call 762-9543. 3-5,3-12
: ADBA BLUE
: PITBULL PUPPIES :
: Parents on premises, :
: C 300
Call 577-1699 or 557-1702
3 used, in stock,
Panama City 2-
D. E. Billingsley
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Call (850) 510-3309
W 2-1. 35
0, low 2002 Bracewell boat, 16 ft., 60
ig pay- hp Mercury two-stroke, 16 gallon
iki 300 aluminum gastank, Minkotatrolling
i2,750. motor, Lowrance X135 depth/fish
nny or finder, aluminum barrel seats, pole
3-5,3-12 tray, floor lighting, good condition,
$7,800. Call 491-3187. 3-5,3-12
4,800. 14ft.aluminum Jon boat, 200515
3-5,3-12 hp electric start Mercury motor with
trolling motor, ready to fish, $2,900.
Call 643-5255, ask for Johnny or
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.
: ADBA PITBULL TERRIERS:
: Black & white and blue
: & white, parents on ~:
premises, $200 ~
: Call 577-1699 or 557-1702
Russell Bermuda %
$ Square bails $550
Call Nick at (850)
762-8333 day, night
, and weekends call
A~i, (850)762-3998. .
horse, 10 years old,
manners, great for
child, no spook,
rides parades, leg
ques, backs, side
steps, need to make
room for new horse.
2007 16 ft. welded aluminum,
5ft. beam, stick steering, 55 hp.
Johnson, trim and tilt, all new, no
trailer, $8,500. Call 674-7138.
2003 24 ft. Bunk model camper,
clean, with all the extras, $8,900.
Call 762-8726 after 6 p.m. 3-5s,3-12
Coachman fifth wheel, 23 ft., ask-
ing $2,500. Call 762-2393. 3-5,3-12
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.
Dutchman tr- trailer, self con-
tained Oy' .-ape, $2,000. Call
674-7 .,. UFN
TOOLS & HEAVY
290 Stihi chainsaw, heavy-duty
logging saw, 24" bar, bought brand
new, very little used, paid $385, ask-
ing $250. Call 674-8517. 3-5,3-12
Located in Blountstown
on Finley Ave. near
hospital and nursing
home; 1,380 sq. ft., 3
bedroom, 2 bath, vinyl
siding, porches, lami-
nate wood, ceramic tile,
carpet flooring, large
bay window in dining
area, kitchen appliances
included, $115,000. Call
674-4118 or 482-1634.
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.
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Stock trailer, gooseneck, $1,500.
Call 762-2393. 3.-5, 3-12
Gravity flow grain wagon, older
model (Veda), a little rusty but works
great, $850. Call 545-9123. 3-5,3-12
2000 Peterbilt 379, extended hood,
N14 Cummings 500 hp 13 speed
engine, brakes 355 rears, 260 wheel
base, 63" ultra cab, 11 R24.5, 220k
CD, clear title, asking $50,000. Call
379-8920 or 509-8636. 3-5,3-12
Pull-behind 3 ft. rotor tiller, new
motor, $250 or best offer. Call
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
Riding Snapper mower, 38"
cut, four years old, $900. Call
Wanted: Toyota 4x4, willing to make
payments. Call 643-2194. 3-5, 3-12
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 stove for 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. 2-20 T 5-4
Wanted: Will buy junk cars and
will move, any condition. Call
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks,
any condition, we pay cash. Call
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell.
3 used, 3/2 full bath
Panama City .
J FOR RENT LL
1 bedroom mobile home on
John F. Bailey Road, SR
20 W. in Blountstown. $85
to $145 weekly. Deposit re-
quired. All utilities included.
3 locations. NO PETS. Also
RV for rent and/or sale.
h-I Call 674-7616 [I
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BLOUNTSTOWN Lunette Curlee, 78, died Friday, Feb. 29,
2008 in Blountstown. She was born on Sept. 17, 1929 in Liberty.
County and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She was
a retired registered nurse with over 40 years of service, 38 of those
years working with Dr. Grayson Snider in Blountstown. She was a
member of First Baptist Church in Blountstown since 1953.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Curlee and a grand-
daughter, April Curlee.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Curlee of Blountstown;
one son, Donnie Curlee and his wife, Cathy of Blountstown; two
daughters, Lisa Mercer and her husband, Wade and Wanda Johnson
and her husband, Phil, all of Blountstown; one brother, Henry Clay
of Coolidge, GA; one sister, Imogene O'Bryan of Blountstown; five
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Sunday, March 2, 2008 at First Baptist Church
in Blountstown with Rev. Tom Stallworth officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrange-
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12' x 16' storage building, 2x4
framed with white metal siding, 3/4"
plywood floor, wired for electrical
wih hr breaker hox nntrailer read to
go, $1,500. Call 491-3187. 3-5,3-12
Central A/C unit, four ton, only run
fortwo months, $2,000 or best offer,
serious inquiries only please. Call
Window A/C unit, 17,800 BTU, 220
electrical, works good, $75. Call
* 379-8689 after 5 p.m. 3-5,3-12
Fiberglass bathtub, $30. Call
Central heat and air unit, 21/2 ton,
$275. Call 643-7378. 2-27,3-5
.,.. Pendant light fixture, elegant
Hunter Kenroy brand, still in box
unopened. Leftover from building
project, cultured alabaster shade,
S" 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
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^ 16' x 80' mobile home, three bed-
room, two bath on one acre in Hos-
ford. Call 379-3965. 3-5, 3-12
-- 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
doorto cemented patio with roof and
electricity, $100,000 for fenced 2
acres and house. Call 674-7081.
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. 2-27.3-26
Big lot on 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
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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
Blackbulldog, freetoagood home,
year and a half old, weighs 95 lbs.,
good with kids, very loving, lap dog,
male. Call 674-2018. 3-5,3-12
Four Pekapoo puppies, three
males, one female, eightweeks old,
$100 each;two Chihuahua puppies,
both females, seven weeks old, $75
each. Call 643-2168. 3-5, 3-12
35 gallon fish tank, includes hood,
lights and all accessories, $60. Call
379-8176. 2-27, 3-5
Beautiful bulldog puppies,
half Shar-pei, half Pit, $50. Call
LOST & FOUND
Lost: Male long haired Chihuahua,
brown and black with a little while
on neck. Last s" o St. near
bicycle : CpC ,j -ohn St.
area in BI ...,uwn. Call 674-1838,
leave message. 3-5,3-12
Lost: Small dog, lost in the Turkey
Creek area, blind, very old. Call
762-2194 or 879-5758. 3-5,3-12
Blountstown yard sale, Saturday,
March 8 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
18940 NE SR69. Clothes, tools,
household items, hot tub, four
wheeler and more. Rain or shine.
Call 674-2033. 3-5,3-12
Blountstown yard sale, Satur-
day, March 8 beginning at 7 a.m.
three miles north of Blountstown
Elementary School on the right.
Boys clothes, sizes 5/6/7, some
men's and women's clothing,
household items and much more.
Call 674-9127. 3-5,3-12
Rummage sale, March 6,7 and 8
at the Panhandle Pioneer Settle-
ment in Blountstown beginning at
7:30 a.m. each day. March 7 is half
price day. March 8 is bag day, $3
each (bag provided). Everything
from clothing, farm implements,
furniture, housewares, collectibles
and toys. Call 674-2777. 2-27,3-5
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
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were juiced. With a 1-0 count, Keith
Kirkpatrick hammered a grand-slam
homerun to over the leftfield fence,
giving him 9 RBIs on the season and
extending Altha's lead, 11-2.
Altha would 10-run Brookwood
in the sixth inning. Tad Scott was
issued a leadoffwalk. With one out,
Ethan Byler launched his first homer
of the year. It was a two-run, no-doubt
variety that continued to gain altitude
as it quickly made its way over the left
centerfield fence and sawed off pine
tree limbs in its ascent.
In another historic notesfor the
Wildcats, this was the first time
(according to Altha's baseball records)
that they had 10-runned their opponent
3 times in one season after 5 innings
With 99 pitches, Wildcats' hurler
Tad Scott picked up his second
complete game win, giving him a
4-0 record on the season. Of the 27
batters he faced, Tad fanned 14, issued
2 walks, hit one batter and surrendered
2 earned runs.
Altha's Ethan Byler had the hot
hand at the plate. He was 2 for
3 (including his 2-run homerun),
scored 3 runs, and had 3 RBIs on the
night. Cale Chafin doubled in his
2 plate appearances and he scored
a run. Keith Kirkpatrick's three
at bats produced his "granny", he
crossed home plate twice, and he had
5 RBIs. Jake Edenfield was 1 for 3
and he scored 2 times. Josh McIntosh
doubled in his 3 at bats, scored once,
and had a RBI. Tad Scott had a 1-
for-3-night and he scored a run. In
his 4 at bats, Noah Byler doubled and
PONCE DE LEON, MARCH
1--"In like a lamb, out like a lion."
Not only was the first part of that
saying true about March but it was
also true about the Altha Wildcats
last Saturday when they faced the
Ponce de Leon Pirates. "Silence of
the Wildcats' Bats" (they had only
2 doubles on 7 hits) and "Too Many
Errors" (they committed a season-
high, 6 errors) was the featured
matinees on this picture perfect
afternoon. In the end Altha had lost
their first game of the season, 15-5, in
Altha (7-1; 0-0, 2-2A) scored their
first run in their first at bat. Tony,
Golden reached first on a after he
swung at a third strike, wild pitch.
Next, Josh McIntosh laid down a
sacrifice bunt that allowed Golden to
move to second. Tad Scott slapped
a RBI double to right centerfield to
But in the bottom of the inning is
- when the proverbial wheels fell off for
Altha. Ponce de Leon (3-1; 0-0, 1-2A)
would put up a 6 spot on the Wildcats.
They scored 7 runs off of 3 hits, 3
walks and 2 fielding errors.
In the third inning the Pirates added
3 more runs to take a 9-1 lead.
Altha would cut into that lead
with 2 runs of their own in the fourth
inning. Noah Byler led off with an
infield single. Ethan Byler reached
after being hit by a pitch. With
runners at first and second, Jake
Edenfield found himself on first as
result of a fielder's choice. Ethan was
forced out at second base and Noah
advanced to third. Noah would score
on a wild pitch and Edenfield would
cross the plate on a fielding error by
Ponce de Leon kept the pressure
on in their frame of the fourth inning
by posting 2 more runs and making it
a 12-3 ballgame.
However, Altha would go down
swinging in the fifth inning. With
1-1 count Josh McIntosh turned on
the next pitched and hit a screaming
two-outline drive into left field. Next,
Tad Scott lit a grass-burner and sent
it through the left side of the infield,
advancing McIntosh to second. Noah
Byler slammed his second double
of the season to left field to plate
McIntosh and Scott.
Ponce de Leon would cross the
dish 3 more times in the bottom of
the fifth inning and, after two hours of
playing, had defeated Altha, 15-5.
Cale Chafin suffered his first loss
of the season. In 3 2/3 innings of
work, Cale (1-1) threw 115 pitches.
He struck out 7 batters, walked 5, and
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allowed 10 hits. Of the 12 runs scored
during Cale's watch, only 6 were
earned. Tony Golden (0-0) relieved
Chafin in the fifth inning. He struck
out a batter, allowed 3 runs on 2 hits
and he hit a batter.
Leading the Wildcats at the plate
was Josh McIntosh who was 2 for 2
and he scored a run. Tad Scott was
2 for 3 (including a double), scored
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once, and he had a RBI. Noah Byler
was 2 for 3, one of which was a
double. Tony Golden singled in his
three plate appearances and touched
home plate once.
Hopefully Altha will not wait until
the end of March to begin playing like
Wildcats again but will have done so
yesterday (Tuesday) against district-
foe, Cottondale (see next week's
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(Thursday) the Malone Tigers come
calling on the Wildcats varsity contest.
This Friday they'll travel to Sneads
for another district game. Then it's
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Liberty County Bulldogs. All of these
games begin at 4:00 p.m. (CT) for the
junior varsity variety and the varsity
teams will play at 6:00 p.m. (CT).
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