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=` Volume 28, Number 11 Wednesday, March 12, 2008 -
Bristol 10-year-old shot in leg by playmate
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Then four little boys stumble across a big gun,
V you know somebody's going to get hurt.
Friday night, it was 10-year-old Jacob Richerson.
He and his nephew, Gage Richerson, were spending
the night with Colton Butler at his grandparents' home
in Neal Subdivision in Bristol. All are fourth-graders at
W. R. Tolar School. Colton's younger brother, Justin,
was also with them.
Jacob's big sister, Pam Anders, gave this account
of the accident:
The boys were outside at approximately 9:30 p.m.,
playing around a boat under a shed when they found a
box that held a .357 Magnum. They took it out.
Colton held the gun and pointed it at the ground as
he pulled the trigger. It clicked four times.
Jacob stepped forward for a closer look at the
weapon as his friend pulled the trigger a fifth time and
fired a bullet through Jacob's left knee.
"They ran inside and were screaming and stuff,"
said Jacob, speaking from his hospital bed Monday
as he described his friends' reaction that night. "It
didn't hurt at first because it
numbed my leg."
Alvin and Sue Jacobs, called
for help and an ambulance
crew arrived to see about the
injured boy. An emergency
helicopter was dispatched.
Jacob was transported to
the Bristol football field, put
Jacob Richerson on the helicopter and flown
to Tallahassee Memorial
Getting shot was scary but the helicopter ride "was
fun," Jacob said.
"Doctors cut him open to clean out fragments. They
put part of his kneecap in place with dissolvable pins,"
said Pam. Monday, Jacob said he could move his toes
and said doctors were "making me do physical therapy
"He's lucky he didn't lose his leg and we're lucky
he's alive," his sister said. "They told us if it had been
an inch higher, we'd be burying him." She said the
wound was very close to an artery.
"We wish it hadn't happened. It could have
happened to anybody," she said, explaining that neither
Jacob nor his parents, Thyrel and Sarah Richerson,
harbor any hard feelings about the mishap. "It could
have just have easily been Colton or Gage that got
shot," Pam pointed out.
Colton phoned Jacob at the hospital Saturday and
went to visit him Sunday. "My friend said he was
sorry," said Jacob.
Jacob was released from the hospital Monday
evening and sent home in a cast and leg brace. "He's
in a little pain," his mother said Tuesday. "He's been a
real trooper through the whole thing," she said, adding,
"He's in for a long recovery."
W.R. Tolar School Principal Kathy Nobles said
she plans to have School Resource Officer address
the fourth grade class about gun safety. She added
they would probably do a program schoolwide over
the closed-circuit t.v. system to address the issue as
killed in single-
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An early morning crash
claimed the life of a 53-year-
old Clarksville man Sunday in
Roger Allen Holley was
traveling north on State Road
73 at 2:13 a.m. March 9 when
he lost control of his 2001
Ford F-150, according to
a report from the Florida
As Holley entered a curve,
the truck went off the road,
onto the east shoulder and into
the ditch. The truck traveled
approximately 230 feet and
hit a culvert at Maddox Road
before becoming airborne for
When the truck landed,
it overturned several times.
Holley, who was not wearing
a seatbelt, was ejected out of
the driver's side door.
He was pronounced dead at
the scene by Jackson County
The body was transported
to the medical examiner's
office in Panama City.
The trooper's report
indicated that a determination
on whether alcohol was
involved was pending.
Former Union soldier
brings family to Bristol
\ PAGE 9 /
Deputy Bliss Moreau subdues the passenger after pulling him out of the rental vehicle. The driver fled and was
arrested by Deputy William Dalton after a foot pursuit around 2 a.m. Sunday. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
Two arrested after high speed chase from
Blountstown, through Bristol & back again
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Two men were arrested after a high-speed chase that
ST ended when their tires were flattened by spike strips
- and the driver lost control of the car at Magnolia Square in
Blountstown early Sunday morning, according to a report
from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
Deputy William Dalton gave the following account of the
attempted traffic stop that turned into a pursuit:
The deputy was monitoring traffic on State Road 20 near
Tatum's Hardware when he clocked an eastbound car traveling
60 mph in a posted 35 mph zone at 1:53 a.m.
Dalton pulled out to follow the car, turned on his emergency
lights and signaled for the driver to pull over. The PT Cruiser,
registered to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, slowed down for a
moment and then suddenly accelerated. The deputy then turned
on his siren but the driver kept going.
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Woman charged with DUI
after hitting parked truck
A Tallahassee woman was
charged with DUI after she hit
a truck in the parking lot at
McDonald's in Blountstown early
Sunday morning, according to
a report from the Blountstown
An officer responding to the
12:30 a.m. call arrived to find
the left front fender of a four-
door Hyundai up against the left
rear comer of a Dodge Dakota
The owner of the truck said he
was walking out of the restaurant
when he saw the Hyundai travel
south through the parking lot and
hit his parked truck. He said the
driver, Lisa T. Degannes, 44, of
Tallahassee, tried to accelerate
in an attempt to push his truck
out of the way so that she could
leave the scene. Marcus Birch
said he took the keys from the
ignition of Degannes' car after
seeing that she did not appear to
be fit to drive.
When Degannes was asked to
step out of her car, she was unable
to stand up without holding on
to the vehicle, according to the
police officer's report.
The officer noted that he
smelled the strong odor of an
alcoholic beverage coming from
the woman's breath and observed
that her speech was slurred to
the point that it was difficult to
understand what she was saying.
He later learned that she had
come from Tallahassee to visit a
co-worker in Blountstown.
When asked if she had been
drinking, Degannes said she had
consumed one vodka and tonic
and denied taking any medication.
In the report, it was noted that
Degannes could not walk or stand
As the officer moved to
handcuff her, she pulled away
and fell to the ground.
During a search of her car,
the officer found an open pint
bottle of vodka with about a
third of its contents remaining. A
prescription bottle containing 17
Lorazepam pills (a mild sedative)
was also discovered.
Degannes was unable to
provide a sample of her breath
to determine her level of
intoxication. Officers could not
fingerprint her at the time because
she was unable to stand up.
She was taken to the county
jail and charged with driving
under the influence.
emerged from the front seat.
When asked what they were
doing there, Beckwith replied,
"We were just talking."
During a search of Morgan's
vehicle, deputies found two
crack cocaine pipes.
Moran then admitted that
Beckwith had given her crack
cocaine, which he kept hidden
inside the lining of his hat. When
deputies examined the hat, they
found a rock of crack cocaine
where she said it would be.
She later gave a statement
that she and Beckwith had been
meeting for about six months,
with him giving her crack co-
caine in exchange for sexual fa-
Both were charged with pos-
session of crack cocaine.
Two people were arrested
after a deputy noticed a pair of
vehicles heading into a hunting
lease off Turkey Creek Road
Liberty County Sheriff's
Deputy Timothy Partridge was
patrolling the area around 9 p.m.
when a dark-colored Honda
Civic overtook his vehicle as
he drove south on Turkey Creek
He followed the car a short
distance and noticed another ve-
hicle pulled off on the side of the
road in a remote, non-residential
He tried to follow the Honda
but lost sight of it after it turned
around, then sped up as it headed
north and went into the woods.
Deputy Todd Wheetley pulled
onto Turkey Creek Road and the
officers began checking the en-
trances to the hunting lease for
The deputies followed fresh
tracks that went down a two-
trail road approximately one
mile south of the intersection
of County Road 12 and Turkey
Creek Road. There they found
one unoccupied vehicle. When
their headlights hit the second
vehicle, they saw a black male in
the back seat and a white female
in the driver's seat of a Chevro-
The man, identified as Louis
Beckwith, 68, of Bristol, stepped
out of the back of the car with
his pants unzipped, startled by
the deputies' arrival. The wom-
an, Jaimie Katrina Morgan, 29,
Hosford Telogia Oame Koom
& ntertainment Center
-.- Inflatable Bouncy House
Indoor Basketball Court
Arcade Games & boxes
NOW... Bumper Cars!
We are now booking birthday parties, family reunions, church events and political gath-
erings. Call us for a price. We will be happy to help. There is sixteen cameras watching
inside and outside to keep our children safe while at play. No kids are allowed outside of
the building. Also, to the parents of the kids of Lake Mystic and Bristol, we are starting a
route to carry your children home after closing.
We also have live pro wrestling once a
COMING MAY 17, 2008, 8 P.M.
Country Music Legend Doug Stone!
NO PROFANITY NO ALCOHOL
Burlington Road in Hosford Call 379-8410
Hours other than parties are:
Friday & Saturday
5 p.m. to midnight
Prices (includes food and drinks):
5 p.m. to midnight............ $18
7 p.m. to midnight............ *16
8:30 to midnight................*14
*Cassandra Jones, VOP.
*William Tindall, FTA (two times).
*Bernard Johnson, VOP (state).
*Holly Nichols, FTA (five times).
*Jason Jaruell, possession of cocaine, possession of
less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia.
*Cassandra Jones, no valid driver's license.
*Casey Byrd, possession of less than 20 grams of
*William Macan, VOP Orange Co., Battery Orange
Co, criminal mischief Orange Co.
*Alvin Todd, serving weekends.
*Willard Pitts, serving weekends.
*Noah Wolf, driving while license suspended or re-
voked, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana,
possession of drug paraphernalia.
*Robert Scott, contempt of court.
*Brandon Hall, possession of less than 20 grams of
marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
*Lisa DeGannes, DUI.
*Javon Walker, resisting without violence.
*Freddie Solomon, aggravated assault on law enforce-
ment officer, reckless driving, resisting with violence, driv-
ing while license suspended or revoked (second time),
fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer.
*Travis Jubinsky, possession of less than 20 grams of
*Walter Watts, possession of controlled substance.
*Kirk Hall, VOSS.
*Norma Kale Dishong, holding for court.
*Dakota A. Wilson, holding for court.
*Ashley R. Raffield, holding for court.
*Raymond D. Sherrod Jr., holding for court.
*Marty Allen Organ, battery.
*Patricia Lynn Organ, battery.
*Austin Reddick, VOP (state).
*Holly Nichols, holding for CCSO.
*Trevor T. Harvell, VOP (state).
*Jennifer Grace Williams, VOP (state).
*Conley Richard Burke, VOP (state).
-Matias Franscisco Pedro, serving 5 days.
*Benito Ortigoza Gutterrez, serving 5 days.
*Fidel Rangel, serving 5 days.
*Jesus Miranda, serving 5 days.
*Linda L. Smith, serving 10 days.
*John Martin, serving weekends.
*John Miller, serving weekends.
*Ellis Summerlin Jr., serving weekends.
*Anthony Keith Bryant, DUI.
-Timothy D. Parrish, VOP (state).
-Louie Beckwith, possession of crack cocaine.
*Jaimie K. Morgan, possession of crack cocaine.
*Janice Lewis Dalton, disorderly conduct, resisting
without violence, battery.
*Keith Bryan Mercer, DUI.
*Gail Marie Ray Adams, DUI, possession of crack
cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an
officer without violence.
*Jennifer Jean White, VOP (county), possession of
controlled substance crack cocaine.
Listings include name followed by charge and identification of arresting agency. The names above represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
March 3 through March 9, 2008
Accidents............ 04 Traffic Citations..................05
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......70
Business alarms.....00 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints......................................................... 114
The Dewey Smith that was listed in the Sheriff's Log last
week is not the same Dewey Smith that lives in Clarksville
and works with GAC.
Two arrested after meeting
for crack cocaine transacti
MARCH 12, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
Disputed land deeded back to former owner Tuesday morning
Ethics commission to examine issue of
land turned over to Calhoun Co. sheriff
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The Florida Ethics Commission
will look further into the transfer
of a parcel of land to Calhoun
County SheriffDavid Tatum from
an 80-year-old man who said he
wanted the spot to be kept open
to the public, but didn't want
it under the ownership of the
Calhoun County Commission.
Following up on a complaint
filed against the sheriff, the ethics
commission announced last week
they had found probable cause
that the sheriff had misused his
position by accepting the land and
failing to list it on a quarterly gift
disclosure form as required by law.
"I never considered it to be
a gift," the sheriff said. "Rufus
wanted it to be made open to
the public forever and wanted
my help. I viewed myself as a
caretaker for its continual use."
"The commission also found
probable cause to believe that
he had a conflicting contractual
relationship and a prohibited
business relationship by virtue
of his leasing the property to the
county," a March 6 news release
"Initially, it was Mr. Guilford's
desire to preserve the property in
perpetuity and he sought my help
to do so. That has since changed
so I returned the property to him
so that he may exercise control of
it and do as he wishes with it," the
At issue is the fact that the
land deed was made out to David
Tatum as an individual. As
sheriff, he could not legally own
the property as a constitutional
officer. Tatum said landowner
Rufus Guilford wanted it that
"He said, 'Sonny boy, you
won't always be sheriff,'"
according to Tatum, who said
Guilford wanted it to go to an
individual who would to keep the
2 1/2 acre site on Lake McKenzie
in the Mossy Pond area open to
Tatum went before the
county commission in 2006 and
presented an agreement to lease
them the land for 20 years at $1
per year. He also attached a $20
bill to the agreement, paying for it
himself. The commission agreed
to the lease.
Prior to turning the land over to
the sheriff, Guilford had offered
it to the board but later rescinded
his offer. "We argued about it
for a year," Guilford said of
his negotiations with the board.
"They said they didn't want
anything to do with it because
they'd have to keep the garbage
off of it."
Guilford said he was unhappy
the county posted signs preventing
overnight camping after it was
leased. He said he was once
offered $95,000 to sell the site.
"Hell, I turned it down," he
said. He wants to keep it open
"for youngun's to go swimming
in and old people to sit in the
But recently, he's decided,
"David got it for himself." He
said the sheriff approached him
about getting the land. "David
came to me and said, 'You got a
piece of real estate I'd sure like
But that's not how Tatum
remembers it. He said Guilford
came to him several times to ask
him to take the land. The sheriff
said he has witnesses who can
vouch for the fact at the upcoming
ethics hearing, which has yet to
be scheduled. "I look forward
to the opportunity to present the
facts to the public," he added.
As of Tuesday morning,
Guilford has his land back. "The
sheriff went before the county
commission last week and asked
to be released from the lease so
he could transfer the land back
to Rufus," according to Clerk of
Court Ruth Attaway. She recalled
that Guilford wanted to give the
land to the county a couple of
years earlier but "then changed
But why would Guilford want
to give away the land in the first
"I just like to help poor
people," he said. "I used to be
He said he wanted the land
under the control of "somebody
who's got sense enough to keep
it open," and said his good friend,
Patty Wood, "wanted to run it
Guilford, who said he spent
more than 40 years in the
Merchant Marine, and is currently
estranged from his children, said
he and Wood spend time together
"taking care of poor people and
Driver charged with DUI
and possession of crack
r Nick Finch Announces Run for
LIBERTY COUNTY SHERIFF
AW" Nicholas L. (Nick) Finch, a former
e- -v United States Army Military Police Offi-
cer and current State of Florida Investi-
Nick, 45, graduated from the United
States Army Military Police Academy in
March 1982. He has had numerous de-
ployments overseas with one of his last
deployments as a Military Police Super-
visor assigned to the North Atlantic Trea-
t:ty Organization (NATO) Supreme Head-
quarters Allied Forces Europe (SHAPE)
ain Brussels, Belgium. Nick is a combat
i veteran, having served with the United
States Army Military Police Corp in sup-
port of Operation Desert Shield/Storm/
Fix, in the Kuwait Theater of Operations.
He received an Honorable Discharge from the military with over twenty years of service to his Coun-
try and is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 12010 in Bristol. In 1995, Nick
moved to Florida and graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy in'Quincy, FL, where he served
as Platoon Leader supervising ten law enforcement recruits. He is currently a sworn law enforce-
ment officer serving part time as a Deputy Sheriff in Wakulla County and serves full time for the State.
of Florida, Department of Transportation as an investigator in the Office of Inspector General. He is
tasked daily with the eradication of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in State Government
which is mandated by Florida Statute 20.055.
In 1996, Nick married Angela Woodham and moved to Liberty County. Angela is employed by the
Florida Department of Health as a Performance Consultant and is the daughter of William and Mar-
gie Woodham of Bristol. William is a lifelong resident of Liberty County and Margie has taught school
in Liberty County for over twenty years. Nick and Angela have two beautiful daughters, Amber, age
10 and Ashley, age 8. Amber attends W. R. Tolar School where she is an honor roll student, despite
having undergone treatments for a brain tumor including three brain surgeries in the past 8 years.
Due to special needs related to cerebral palsy, Ashley attends The Magnolia School in Tallahassee
and continues to do well, defying the odds given to her at birth.
SNick has many ideas for positive change, which he believes will benefit the citizens of Liberty
County. He is a conservative vowing to be fiscally responsible, keeping in mind that the money he
spends as Sheriff belongs to the citizens of Liberty County. When elected, will maintain an open door
policy, always listening to, and addressing concerns of employees and citizens alike.
With over twenty-five years of County, State, Military, and Foreign Law Enforcement experi-
ence, Nick believes the citizens of Liberty County will be well served and will benefit greatly
from his experience and leadership when elected Sheriff of Liberty County.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please
feel free to contact Nick at (850j 643-7417.
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A 12:42 a.m. traffic stop
Monday resulted in the arrest
of a Bristol woman on drug and
alcohol charges, according to a
report from the Liberty County
Gail Adams Ray of Bristol
was stopped on County Road 12
North at Duggar's Barber Shop
after Deputy Todd Wheetley re-
ceived a report in reference to the
unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Ray did not have a driver's li-
cense and could not present any
other form of ID.
After noticing the odor of an
alcoholic beverage coming from
inside the vehicle, the deputy
asked her to step outside.
As she was emptying her
pockets at the deputy's request,
he noticed she appeared to be
concealing something, which
she then dropped back in her
The deputy found a crack
pipe in the pocket with residue
ads by noon
from recent use. Ray said it did
not belong to her.
During a search of the ve-
hicle, the deputy found an open
bottle of beer in the console of
the Isuzu Rodeo.
When he returned to the pa-
trol car, Wheetley noticed the
suspect seemed to be hiding
something in her right hand.
After prying her hand open, he
found a piece of crack cocaine.
Another piece of crack cocaine
was found in the seat where she
She was taken to the county
jail where she was given a breath
test to determine her level of in-
toxication. The results were
.103 and .096. The legal limit
for blood alcohol concentration
level in Florida is .08.
She was charged with posses-
sion of crack cocaine, possession
of drug paraphernalia, resisting
an officer without violence and
intent to run for
Steve Johnson ofAltha has filed
his intent to run for the District 3
seat on the Calhoun County Board
of County Commissioners.
He is running for the job
current held by Jeral R. Hall Sr.,
who is seeking re-election.
Johnson is the 31 st person to
declare his intent to seek office in
Calhoun County in the upcoming
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 12, 2008
First annual Altha
Benefit Bog-In set
The Altha Baseball Boosters along
with the Town of Altha will hold the First
Annual Benefit Bog-In this Saturday,
March 15 at the Altha Recreation Park in
Altha. The park is located on State Road
71 North in Altha. The gates will open at 8
a.m. and two Altha alumni baseball games
will be played starting at 9 a.m. The bog-in
will begin at 12 p.m.
There will be plenty of food and drinks
(no alcoholic beverages allowed!)' and a
mud run for the children.
The gate fee is $10 per person with
ages 12 and under free! All proceeds go
to support the Altha Wildcats Baseball
Bring your family, your lawn chairs, and
support your Wildcats!
For more information please call
(850) 762-2722, (850) 643-8959 or
Country Cook-off at
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
presents a Calhoun County Cook-off. All
proceeds will be used for the restoration
of the Clubhouse. The cook-off will be
held on Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m.
Admission $3 a person. Plates can be picked
up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will picnic on
the lawn and listen to music.
All antique automobile owners are
welcome to cruise on in to the Pioneer
Settlement during the cook-off anytime
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission fees are
waved for antique cars for this event. Please
enter the settlement through the back gate
at the Y and bear to the right, then proceed
to the back gate.
Cajun Fest comes to
Bristol on March 15
Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. will start
the Cajun Fest at the Veterans Memorial
Park Civic Center.
This will be a great time to come shake
hands and visit with friends and family
while enjoying the food and music. The
proceeds all go back into the count) for the
children's programs we bring in or local
shows like Nutcracker' and the upcoming
'Evening at the Theatre' showcasing our
Tickets can be purchased at the ci ic
center Extension Office for $20 a person
or call Becky Brown at 379-8456 or Babs
Moran at 643-5491.
Ribbon cutting at new
The Veterans Memorial Park
Recreational Complex nbbon cutting % ill
be held on Saturday. March 15 at 10 a.m.
There will be ceremonies for the fimess
trail, playground, and new concession
stand at the ball complex. Two games \\ ll
be played starting at II a.m.
Bring your family and enjoy the grand
opening along with train rides, free prizes
and lots of family fun'
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Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
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Eastern Star Pancake Breakfast,
Z 7-9 a.m., Masonic Lodge in Blountstown
Veterans Memorial Park Ball Field Opening,
10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park
6 p.m., Blountstown High Auditorium
ooC U .ajun F est *t*
7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Cent r
Dance. 6- 12p.m..
American Leqion Hall in Blountstown i
Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Vet. Mem Park
V Liberty Community Health Care, 4 p m.,
Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center, room #10
Altha Boy Scouts, 5 30 p.m. Altha VFD
.*" Bulldog Club, 7 p m., LCHS held house
S'Tanic Tonas i-' Tolifn &' Doll&nm
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TODAY'S MEETINGS -
Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce, noon, Calhoun Co Sr. Citizens
Calhoun County Commission, 5 p.m., Calnoun Co Courthouse
Calhoun County Ind. Dev. Authority. 5 p m Calhoun Co EOC, Room G-35
Health Care Council. 5.30 p.m.. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Brownie Troop 158, 7-8.30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civc Cenier
Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge. 7 p.m.. Masonic Lodge, Blountstown
Boy Scout Troop 206. 7 p m. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Hosford-Telogia VFD, 7-30 p m Hoslcord Fire Station
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* Long Term Care, 10 a.m. till noon, Calhoun County Public Library
* Puberty County Children's Coalition, 11 a.m., Emergency Management
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* 4-H Sportsman Club, after school, Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail
Jessie West, 'E(l t 'Mae Detweiter, &'3amie 'Morgan
* Liberty Women's Club, 11 a.m., Apalachee Restaurant
* Calhoun Co. Chamber of Commerce, board of directors, 12 p.m., conf. room
* Search & Rescue, 6:30 p.m., Westside Fire Dept. in Blountstown
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
a* ] inAg with the Stars
^ *6 to 9 p.m. (CT), W.T. Neal CC
Dine & Dance for Charity, 6 p.m., Jim's Buffet & Steakhouse in Marianna
Dance, 6- 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
Lion's Roar set
,Saturday at BHS
The Blountstown Lion's Club was started
as a businessmen's club in 1937. During
the club's first year, the Marianna Lion's
Club found out that this business group was
interested in serving its community. So they
met together and the rest is history. Soon the
Lion's Club motto, "we serve," was a reality
in Blountstown as our club grew and served
through sight conservation.
Our main fundraiser until 2002 was
chicken barbecues which raised most of
the funds to provide eye glasses and other
But times change and barbecues were
not such a great thing anymore because
everybody was doing it. Our club's income
steadily went down.
We decided to try something new. Under
the leadership of Lion Buddy Smith we
put together a country variety show called
the Lion's Roar, with gospel and country
music plus comic skits and fun things which
all enjoy. Our income to help others shot
up dramatically and this yearly Roar has
become quite popular.
Tickets are only $5 per person and can be
purchased from any Lion or call 674-5822.
They can also be purchased at the door.
This year's event features the Rivertown
Girls, Joel Hathaway, Ashley Lytle, Peggy
Cox and Sue Bradley, Bree Pybus, and
The date is March 15 this Saturday,
6 p.m. in the Blountstown High School
Join us Saturday for a great time.
Remember, you are also helping someone
see better and have a much brighter
Season open for Dixie
Majors baseball teams
Liberty County's two Dixie Major
baseball teams will open their season Sat-
urday, March 15 at Veterans Memorial
Park in Bristol.
The season openers will be part of the
Dedication Day in which the new play
ground at the park will be dedicated as
well as the new building that supports the
At I p.m. Conyers Flooring will play
the Blountstown Cardinals followed by
a 3 p.m. game between the Blountstown
Bra es and Talquin Electric
Conyers is coached by Steve Swier
and Charles "Boo" Morris.
TEC is coached by Todd Wheetley.
Richard Joyner and Jason Brock. Con\ -
ers' and TEC \will play their next games
in Blountsto\wn on March 22.
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Miss North FL
for March 30
The Miss North FL Springtime
Pageant will be held 'Sunday,
March 30 at 2 p.m. at the W.T. Neal
Civic Center in Blountstown.
The pageant is open to any
woman who resides in Calhoun,
Jackson, Liberty, Bay and Gulf
counties. Entry fee is $40. Each
contestant must submit one 5x7
headshot, may be black & white
or color, for the photogenic
The division are as follows:
Baby Miss 0-23 months
Toddler Miss 2-3 years
Tiny Miss 4-5 years
Little Miss 6-8 years
Young Miss 9-10 years
Junior Miss 11-13 years
Teen Miss 14-16 years
Miss 17-21 years
Ms. 22+ years
Mrs. 18+, married, divorced,
Contestants in Baby through
Miss must have never been married
There will also be a Miss
North FL Ambassador Queen
for the contestant who raises the
most money through sponsorship
donation. All monies raised will
benefit the 2008 Relay for Life.
The original deadline was set
for Monday, March 10, but will be
extended until Sunday, March 17.
Please contact pageant director
Nikki Bernhard at 674-2306 for
Pictured, left to right, Superintendent David Summers, Rusty Hill, James Flowers, Stephanie
Hofheinz, Gay Lewis, Sgt. Curtis Milton, Marc McCaskill, Roger Reddick, Doobie Hayes, Kyle
Peddle, and Col. Charles Minyard.
Groundbreaking held for ROTC
and classroom addition at LCHS
The Liberty County School Board held a
groundbreaking ceremony to launch the new
ROTC and Classroom addition at Liberty Coun-
ty High School on February 13.
The project consists of a new state-of-the-
art ROTC building equipped with a firing range,
one classroom, storage and teacher planning
areas. The building will also house four addi-
tional classrooms and a computer lab which will
be used for the Ninth Grade Academy.
The school board has been working diligently
with Clemons-Rutherford & Associates on the
design and engineering of the building and has
contracted with Peter Brown Construction, Inc.
to perform construction management duties for
The project is scheduled for completion mid-
This capital project is being funded from the
Classrooms for Kids allocations from the De-
partment of Education.
The Liberty County School Board is excited
about this endeavor and looks forward to its
of baseball in
The Calhoun County Dixie
'Youth Baseball League would
like to invite everyone in the
community for the opening day of
baseball. Ceremonies will begin at
9 a.m. on Saturday, March 22.
We will be recognizing each
player with their team and
coaches. The Blountstown Fire
Department will be joining us for
the presentation of colors, national
anthem and the ceremonial first
pitch. Each team will play a
complete game on this day.
We will have a stocked
concession ready to serve you, so
come out and cheer your favorite
player and team on to victory.
Cane Grinder's Opry
comes to Settlement
Saturday, March 22, the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement will once again
host its Cane Grinder's Opry.
This month's opry will feature all
gospel music. Performers include
Joel Hathaway and Easy Company,
Swiftwater, The Cobb Family,
Gary Waterson, the Covenant
Quartet and others.
Food will be available beginning
at 5:30 p.m. (CT), with music
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds go
to the renovation of the clubhouse.
Come out to hear good music, eat
delicious food, and enjoy good
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I never cease to be amazed at Mr. /-
Bush's incredibly stupid decisions. CC
The Congress sent Mr. Bush a bill that
would limit the interrogation of terrorist C 0 F
suspects to the interrogation procedures .
listed in the Army's Field Manual for Jerry Cox is
interrogators. The Army Field Manual background i
forbids water boarding and other acts foreign policy i,
considered by sensible people to be \Walton County
acts of torture.
Mr. Bush vetoed the bill and stated it is t
in his weekly radio address that the CIA
should be able to use "specialized inter- terroriS
rogation procedures." What that means aren't boi
is to do whatever you want when inter- Geneva C
rogating a suspect. Waterboard them,
beat them to a pulp, hang them by their rules as t
thumbs. in the mi
Along with Mr. Bush, many Ameri- but if we
cans think that torturing terrorist sus-
pects is OK. A survey of retired mili- the samn
tary officers indicated that about 25% tactics a:
of them thought it was OK to torture then we
suspected terrorist. Ask Joe Citizen and
about 25% will agree. Mr. Bush says we ter than
have to do it to protect America. As a
military officer, I don't agree. Neither do some 43 retired
generals and admirals and 18 national security experts
who denounce Mr. Bush's view that it is OK to torture
It is true that terrorist suspects aren't bound by the
Geneva Convention rules as those of us in the military
are, but if we employ the same torture tactics as they
do, then we are no better than they are. For sure, now
the terrorists will be equally harsh or even more so with
American that they capture. An eye for an eye isn't al-
ways the best answer.
Mr. Bush talks about "American values" but then tells
a retired military
r with an extensive
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issues. He lives in
und by the
hose of us
s they do,
are no bet-
the world that Americans are going to
use torture tactics. As usual, Mr. Bush
defends his support of torture tactics
by saying that he is "protecting Amer-
The irony of Mr. Bush's convo-
luted views on spreading democracy,
American values and protecting Amer-
ica is that it sends the wrong message
to developing nations. How can Mr.
Bush sell America's democratic pro-
cess, particularly the Rule of Law, to
an emerging nation when he advocates
torture? Go figure.
Mr. Bush claims that the CIA's in-
terrogation techniques have prevented
more Al Qaeda attacks on America, but
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of West
Virginia, the chairman of the Intelli-
gence Committee said that he was not
aware of any such events. Of course,
there is no way to tell if Mr. Bush is
telling the truth because most every-
thing that happens in his administration
is classified as a national security issue.
It is not likely that the public will ever
know what really happened in the Bush administration.
I think that the retired Lt. Gen. Harry E. Soyster, a
former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said
it best. Soyster said that those who support harsh meth-
ods simply lack experience and do not know what they
are talking about.
According to the news media, Soyster said, "If they
think these methods work, they're woefully misinformed.
Torture is counterproductive on all fronts. It produces
bad intelligence. It ruins the subject, makes them useless
for further interrogation, and it damages our credibility
around the world."
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Wild Game Feast at Lake Mystic
The Brotherhood of Lake
Mystic Baptist Church
(LMBC) recently sponsored
a Wild Game Feast in the
church fellowship hall that
showcased trophy buck
mounts that have been
harvested by Liberty and
Calhoun County hunters.
The evening was filled
with food, fellowship
and fun, along with an
inspirational talk by Major
Maurice Langston of the
Wakulla County Sheriff's
Langston is a retired pastor and has worked in law enforcement
for many years. He challenged those in attendance to enjoy the
natural beauty that God has blessed us with and to have a personal
relationship with the great Creator. Items on the menu included wild
pork, squirrel, rattlesnake, pheasant, frog legs, raccoon, venison,
duck, turkey and delicious deserts prepared by the ladies of the
church. Over 120 men and boys attended the event and many hunting
stories and hunting tips were shared by the most skilled hunters in
the world. Pictured above is (left) Donnie Read, LMBC Brotherhood
Director and (right) Major Maurice Langston, guest speaker.
MACEDONIA FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH Macedonia First
Baptist Church would like to invite
everyone to attend a ministry program
presented by Emmanuel Christian
School Drama Class from Dothan,
AL. The program will begin at 5 p.m.
followed by a covered-dish dinner.
Bring a friend and a covered dish
and join us.
The church is located on Macedonia
Road just of Hwy. 69 North.
BLOUNTSTOWN CHURCH OF
GOD Blountstown Church of God
will begin revival on March 16 with
Rev. Ray Gregory.
Bro. Gregory is anointed by God
to preach his word and minister in the
gifts of the Spirit.
Services will begin Sunday at
5 p.m. and Monday through
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
The church is located one block
off Hwy. 20 West behind R&R
For more information call Patty
Folks at 674-8437.
CHRISTIAN HOME FREE WILL
BAPTIST CHURCH Christian
Home Free Will Baptist Church
will be having revival and a gospel
concert on Sunday, March 16 through
Wednesday, March 19. Sunday
services will be held at 11 a.m. with
the gospel concert beginning at 6
p.m. Week night services will begin
at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 19244 NE
State Road 69 in Blountstown.
For more information or directions
call the church at 674-5194 or Ron
Burger, Pastor at 674-4907.
GLORY HILL HOLINESS
CHURCH Rev. Rian Adams will
be in revival at Glory Hill Holiness
Church on the following dates:
Sunday, March 16 at 5 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, March
17-18 at 7 p.m..
Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
There will be a commemoration
to the Passover. Service will end with
the supper in the Fellowship Hall.
The church is located 5 miles north
of Clarksville on Hwy. 73
For more information call
Fellowship & Events
METHODIST CHURCH The
Blountstown United Methodist
Church will. hold its annual Easter
Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 16 at
4 p.m. The event will include fun,
food, and games. The admission for
the event is a dozen plastic eggs. We
The family ofDorene Goodman
would like to express our sincere
appreciation to all who joined
with us during the unexpected and
tragic loss of our beloved wife,
mother, maw-maw and sister.
To all our family and friends,
thank you for the prayers, food,
phone calls, visits, cards, flowers,
contributions and expressions
of sympathy. These are the
reasons why Dorene loved this
. A special thanks goes to Greg
Duggar, you have been our rock.
Without your help with food and
house care, we would have been
even more lost.
To pastors David Goodman and
Paul Smith, thank you so much
your prayers and support during
our many difficult times, they
were greatly needed. Thank you
will continue the evening with our
Praise Service that will also be geared
towards our children. Plan on joining
us at 4 p.m. as we kick off our Easter
POPLAR HEAD BAPTIST
CHURCH Kids, join our Easter
egg hunt. This event will be at Poplar
Head Baptist Church in Clarksville
on Saturday, March 15 and is open to
children up to the fifth grade. We will
begin at 11 a.m. and finish up around
1 p.m. There will be fun, food, and
prizes. Come join us for a great time
& Yard Sales
METHODIST CHURCH -
Sycamore United Methodist Church
will be having a pilau lunch to help
send a child to camp on Sunday, April
6 at 12:30 p.m. Plates are $6 each
and take out is available. Tickets are
on sale now, but you can purchase a
meal that day if you don't get a ticket
The church is located at 3246
Sycamore Road in Sycamore.
For more information call
442-6665 or 442-4099.
PRAYER BAND The Liberty
Community Prayer Band will hold
prayer service Thursday, March 13 at
7:30 p.m. (ET) at the home of Sister
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend. For more information, call
also for the beautiful, well spoken
Thank you to the Parramore's
Too staff for the wonderful lunch
for the family and to RiverTown
Community Church for the use of
Dorene served this area for 28
years in the restaurant business,
and she enjoyed every minute of
it. She never met a stranger and
each customer was met with a big
smile. We all know that big smile
will be dearly missed.
In closing, please accept our
sincere heartfelt appreciation from
our family to yours and may God
bless each and every one of you.
The family has opened a
memorial fund in memory of
Dorene. Contributions can be
made at the Calhoun-Liberty
Employees Credit Union.
We know that we have not
thanked everyone who gave so
unselfishly, but know our family
is grateful to this community for
all you have done for us.
Durwin Goodwin, Timmy
Barbary and Trevor.
Michelle, Jody, J.D., and Aimee
Brittnay and Bryson
Jay, Jessica and Christian
We are writing to express our
sincere thanks to Maria Crump,
Wayland Peddie and Tallahassee
Memorial's LifeNet crew for their
extraordinary actions Sunday,
March 3 which with Go.d's grace
saved the life of Edna Brown.
Without the knowledge ofthese
special people Mrs. Brown would
not have made it to the hospital for
treatment. Because of their quick
and skilled thinking, these crews
were able to intubate Mrs. Brown
and stabilize her for transport to
the aircraft. We were miles away
-from any hospital and this crew
miraculously accomplished all
this in the EMS vehicle.
We are grateful that we have
such wonderful men and women
working for Liberty County EMS.
I would like for every citizen to
know the good works of these
people in our county.
Though this may appear a small
story in the grand scheme of things,
the thoughtfulness, dedication,
calm demeanor and sense of caring
made all the difference. Through
God, a miracle was performed.
Thank you again for your caring
and dedication to this county.
Nell & Eric Bryant
Norman & Judy Hall
Edna Brown family
Thank you for all the prayers,
support, phone calls, and all the
other acts of kindness. If we failed
to thank you please take this as
our thanks to everyone.
The family of Lois Adams
Iby R/yan McDougald j
Text: Ephesians 6:1-3
According to the Knoxville News-
Sentinel, Police Chief Phil Keith was
in a televised council meeting when
he was paged by his mother. Startled,
he rushed to the press table and called
"Phil Keith, are you chewing
gum?" asked his mother, watching the
meeting on TV.
"Yes, ma'am," Phil answered.
"Well, it looks awful. Spit it out,"
ordered his mother.
Phil spit out his gum and returned
to his seat.
Paul says one mark of the Spirit-
filled life is a submissive spirit. We
are to submit ourselves to each other
and give the respect that is due. This is
especially true in our family relation-
ships. True religion begins at home.
Wives submit to husbands as spiritual
leaders of the family. Husbands sub-
mit to wives as the servant leader and
love their wives sacrificially as Christ
loved the church.
Children are to obey their parents.
Barnes says to obey your parents "is
the first great duty which God has en-
joined on children." Children are to
do what their parents command them
to do. It is simply the right thing to
do. Paul goes back to the fifth com-
mandment, "Honor your father and
Honor, according kto Blaike, "is
higher than .obedience. It is the regard
due to those who, by Divine appoint-
ment, are above us, and to whom our
most respectful consideration is due."
It is the first commandment that ends
with a promise, "that it may go will
with you and that you may enjoy long
life on the earth." The mark of a Spir-
it-filled child is obedience to his par-
ents. "Our Lord bade us go not merely
to teach them all things.. but to teach
them to observe these things."
Liberty County Ministerial Association
2008 HOLY WEEK REVIVAL
Services will begin each night at 7 p.m. (ET)
Sunday, March 16th
Bristol Pentecostal Church
Preacher Rev. Michael Murray
Monday, March 17th
Corinth Baptist Church
Preacher Rev. Dan White
Tuesday, March 18th
Bristol Church of God
Preacher Rev. Tommy Sumner
There will be a Fingerfood Fe
Friday, March 21st
Bristol First Baptist Church
Preacher Rev. John Kerry
Sunday, March 23rd
Easter Sonrise Service
Lake Mystic Baptist Church
at 7:30 a.m. (ET)
Preacher Rev. John Jackson
ST WrILL HO T I inE rfi
3llowship after each service. Please bring your favorite fingerfood and drink.
Wednesday, March 19th
Lake Mystic Baptist Church
Preacher Rev. Terry Blackburn
WEDNESDAY YOUTH NIGHT
Bristol First Baptist Church
at former location on Hwy. 20
next to Ace Hardware
Thursday, March 20th
Telogia Baptist Church
Preacher Rev. Jack Strader
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Former Union soldier brings
his family to live in Bristol
Submitted by Wynelle Bateman
Howard Franklin Baker was born
in Monroe County, Ohio,
moved to Illinois, then to Kansas
Territory. He lived there before
and after the Civil War. He en-
listed in the Union Army on the /
sixteenth day of August, 1861
in Company F, 38 Regiment
of Illinois Infantry Volun-
teers. He was discharged in
September, 1864 at Chatta-
nooga, Tennessee when the
war ended. He was number
four on the Roll of Honor of
the Pioneer Brigade, Army of .
Howard and his wife Sarah
Ann Hooper Baker had two
boys, Martin Van Buren and
Nathan Carlin. While he was in
service they continued to live in
Kansas. She told of riding through
Indian Territory to a neighbor's house to
get food (what we call "white side" now) for
her children. When Howard returned they had two
more children, girls, they named Minnie Isabelle
and Jessie Rossie.
The weather wasn't very good for crops and they
had heard about Florida being a thriving place to live. They
came to Liberty County between 1885 and 1888.
Minnie Isabelle had a contract to teach at Buckorn
in Calhoun County for the school term of 1888 for the
sum of twenty dollars per month. Howard also taught in
Martin Van Buren, who was married to Sarah Ann
Giles, came with his parents and Sarah Ann decided not
to come with him. She stayed in Sedgwick, Kansas. She
divorced Martin in 1893 and remarried Thomas Dick
McIntire in 1894. Martin and Sara Ann's son Sylvester
came to live with the Bakers in Bristol, Liberty County,
Minnie, Martin and Sylvester married Batemans, Min-
nie married Benjamin "Ben" May 21, 1894. Martin Van
Buren married Ben's sister Susan Ann (Laura)
Bateman January 14, 1895. They had four
children, Howard Lee, George Martin,
Albert,and Sally Nancy. After Susan
Ann died in 1901 he married the
%widow of Jessie Bateman, who
was formally Pattie Jackson
Bateman. They had five chil-
dren. They were Harry T.,
S"Modie, Howard Franklin,
Clara Isabelle and Martin
Sylvester married another
one of Ben's sisters, Lovie
Bateman on March 28,1899.
When she died he married
Theresa Robenia Ezelle in
August 1903. They had seven
/ children, Sarah Theresa, Paul
Livingston,Annie Jo, James Al-
S len, Myrtle Ellen, George Ezelle
and Mary Ernestine.
Nathan Carlin "Carl" married
Eva L. Carson June 27, 1902. They
had five children named Daniel, Saide
Virginia, Lewis H., Mamie M., and Helen L.
Jessie married Little Owen Glenn,'December
11, 1896 and they had Sarah Queen, Matthew
E., Tommy, Jimmy J., Frances, Bennie 0. and
It was remarked that "Uncle Mart" owned the longest
car in Liberty County! It was a Dodge and it was said
that it reached from the bee yard to the barn! He was a
carpenter by trade. His brother Carl was a gunsmith and
a watchmaker. Minnie stayed at home and raised twelve
children that included one of Martin Van Buren's sons,
Howard Lee Baker.
Howard Baker died in 1903 and is buried in Lake
Mystic Cemetery. His widow Sarah lived with her
daughter Minnie until her death in 1920. She drew a
widow's pension from Howard's Union service in the
All this was discovered when an old trunk of hers
was opened by one of her grandsons. It had all the old
documents carefully preserved in it.
This is one in a series of articles to be included in a history and heritage book on Liberty County. Journal readers
are invited to submit their own family photos, histories and remembrances for the book by contacting Family
Chairperson Edwinna Dalton at 850-643-5341, Topical Chairperson Fran Rigsby at email:
email@example.com or Heritage Publishing Consultants at 1-800-568-1611
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Monday. Moon at perigee. The
first paper money was issued
in the United States, 1862.
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
MAR. 11, TUESDAY -
Composer Henry Dixon Cowell
born, 1897. The Bank of Canada
opened as a privately owned
MAR. 12, WEDNESDAY
- U.S. president Franklin
D. Roosevelt gave his first
"fireside chat" to the nation,
1933. Germany invaded and
annexed Austria, 1938.
MAR. 13, THURSDAY -
Irving King Jordan Jr. became the
first deaf president of Gallaudet
University, 1988. Eighty-three
degrees Fahrenheit, New York
MAR. 14, FRIDAY First
Quarter Moon. Moon rides high.
Conjunction of Mars and the
Moon. Women granted the
right to vote in Saskatchewan,
MAR. 15, SATURDAY
- Andrew Jackson Day
(Tennessee). Basketball star
Wilt Chamberlain scored his
4,000th point of the season,
1962. Beware the Ides of
MAR. 16, SUNDAY Palm
Sunday. Sunday of Orthodoxy.
The Wabash River at Terre
Haute crested 11 feet above
flood stage, 1939. Actress
Lauren Graham born, 1967.
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Jaden Emily Potter will be
celebrating her fifth birth-
day on March 14. She is the
daughter of the late Tania
Martin Potter and Andy Pot-
ter of Hosford. She has one
brother, Jacob Hill of Blount-
stown. Her grandparents are
Sharon and Bert Crews of
Hosford, Lucky Martin of Te-
logia, Byrum Potter of Lake
Talquin, Barbara Potter of
Bristol and R.J. and Cathy St.
Romain .of DeRidder, LA. Her
great-grandparents are Chic-
quita Rudd of Hosford, Odell
Potter of Gulf Shores, AL,
and Lucille Johnson of Bris-
tol. Jaden enjoys playing with
her brother, her cousins and
her dog, Smokie. She likes
school, going to church and
spending time with her two
grandmothers that live close
by and her aunts, Terra, De-
siree and LeAnn.
Jessie West will be celebrating
her 11th birthday on March 13.
She is the daughter of Casite
and Mark Barbee of Kinard
and John and Mandy West
of Altha. She has two sisters
Gracelyn Barbee and Katlain
West and one brother Marcus
Barbee. Her grandparents are
the late Jessie Hyde of Kinard,
Barbara Gibson of Carrollton,
GA, Doris Barbee of Kinard,
and Sherry West of Altha.
Jessie enjoys riding the four
wheeler, playing soccer, listen-
ing to music, and playing with
her brother and sisters.
Christine Sikes will be cel-
ebrating her 87th birthday on
March 18. She enjoys shop-
ping and playing cards. Her
children are hosting a chicken
pileau on March 15 at noon at
the old house on Chester St.
in Hosford. Look for balloons!
All friends are welcome.
James "Jay" Davis celebrat-
ed his first birthday on March
5 with a Tigger party. He is
the son of Jamie Davis. Jay
enjoys spending time with his
nanny and pawpaw, Sandra
Davis-Campbell and Richard
Campbell. He loves play-
ing with all his cousins and
seeing his aunt and uncle,
Mendy and Mike Jones. He
also loves playing outside
and dancing to his favorite
songs on the radio.
Amber Rabon will be cele-
brating her birthday on March
19. She is the daughter of
Michelle Beck of Jackson
County and Michael Rabon of
Madison County. Her grand-
parents are John and Jea-
nette Beck of Leon County.
Amber enjoys spending time
with her boyfriend, Chad and
her two Pitts, Tray and Jade.
She is pictured with her baby,
Gracyn Lynn Potter celebrat-
ed her first birthday on March
9. She is the daughter of Josh
and Melissa Potter of Hos-
ford. Her grandparents are
Jinker and Debbie Potter of
Bristol and Jimmy and Rita
Harvey of Hosford. Gracyn
enjoys playing with her big
SHELBY SMITH & SAVANNAH SMITH
Shelby and Savannah Smith celebrated their second birthday
on March 8th. They are the children of Casey and Kari Smith
of Bristol. Their maternal grandparents are James and Caro-
lyn Copeland of Bristol. Their paternal grandparents are Mr.
& Mrs. Bill Smith of Havana and Angela Cassidy of Woodville.
Shelby and Savannah enjoy spending time with their "Coco"
and "Mimi," riding horses with their daddy and bossing their
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4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Alexis is a graduate of Liberty County and is
S'i currently working at Ace Hardware of Bristol.
i: She is the daughter of Cindy and Greg Reese
of Bristol. Her grandparents are Shelby and
the late H.D. Snipes of Bristol and Frank and
Vonice Dyar of Bristol.
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Chambers to renew vows March 22
Tyler, Temujin and Artess Chambers are
proud to announce the upcoming renewal
of vows of their parents, Aisha Snowden-
Chambers and Kaloski Deangelo Cham-
She is the daughter of the late Michael
Snowden and Edward and Sophia Thomas.
Her grandparents are Clarence and Maggie
Louise Simmons and.Louise Snowden and .
the late Charlie Snowden. He is the sonil of
Otis and Gwen Pennywell and Willie and
Sheri Chambers. His grandparents are Ber-
nice Glover and the late Dallas Hogans and
Emma Lee Chambers and the late Alvin ,
Aisha is presently employed with the De-
partment of Children and Families as a Unit
Treatment Rehabilitation Specialist in Chat-
tahoochee. Kaloski is presently employed
with C.W. Roberts Contracting as a truck
driver in Hosford.
The ceremony will take place place on
the evening of March 22 at 5 p.m. at W. T.
Neal Civic Center in Blountstown with a reception following. No local invitations are being sent,
however, all friends and family are cordially invited.
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Carl and Vicki Bennett of
Blountstown and Bob and Tif-
fany Sizemore of Bainbridge
are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Lauren Brooke Sizemore to
Kyle Gordon Hollis, son of Pa-
mela Hollis and Gordon Kelley
Hollis of Cullman, AL.
She is the granddaughter of
Betty Ann Cayson and the late
Gerald Cayson of Blountstown
and Tom and Carolyn McAllis-
ter of Sneads. He is the grand-
son of Helen Butler and Doug
Laramore and Ealon Linkous
and the late Louis'James Hol-
lis, all of Cullman, AL.
Lauren is a 2001 graduate of
Blountstown High School. She
is a 2002 graduate of Chipola
College's practical nursing
program and a 2006 gradu-
ate of AMEDD Academy, Ft.
Sam Houston, TX. She is cur-
rently employed with Cullman
Regional Medical Center Car-
diovascular Services as a regis-
tered radiological technologist.
Kyle is a 2001 graduate of
Good Hope High School. He
attended Wallace State Col-
lege and is pursuing a degree in
business. He is currently em-
ployed as a contractor.
The wedding will be held
Saturday, March 29 at 5 p.m.
at the Pioneer Settlement, Red
Oak Methodist Church.
Traylor, Barfield plan
Jan Gaskin Traylor of St. Joe Beach and C
Billy E. Traylor of Wewahitchka would like |s
to announce the engagement and forthcom-
ing marriage of their daughter, Jana Nicole
Traylor, to Eli Thomas Barfield.
Jana is a 2003 graduate of Wewahitchka
Eli is the son of Joan Barfield Ives and the
late John Barfield of Monroeville, AL. He
is a 1997 graduate of Monroe County High
School and is employed with Jerry Pybus
A March 29 lakeside wedding will take
place at 5 p.m. (CT) at the home of Mr. And
Mrs. Jerry Gaskin, 236 Old Panama High-
way in Wewahitchka. A poolside reception
All friends and family are invited to at-
tend and celebrate this occasion. No local
invitations will be sent.
March 29 wedding
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 12, 2008
Criticism of column based on several factual errors
To the editor:
I take great offense with
the letter written by Glenn F.
Lord Sr. in which he called
Americans "... politically
correct cowards ..." He took
issue with a column written
by Jerry Cox by calling it "....
offensive and narrow minded."
Yet Mr. Lord Sr., in his article,
managed to do both, while
also being rude, crass, callous,
bigoted and factually wrong.
Time does not permit me to
respond to everything Mr. Lord
Sr. wrote, but I would at least
like to correct the parts of his
article which were factually
Mr. Lord Sr. implied that
is in favor of a
socialist form of
there is nothing
to indicate that
such a claim
is true. Hillary
Clinton's plan to
create universal health care for
all Americans is often referred
to as "socialized medicine."
However, under a true socialist
system, the doctors and nurses
who provide care would all be
employed by the government.
Hillary Clinton has never
suggested any such thing.
Mr. Lord Sr. stated that,
"speaking English was actually
a requirement to become an
American citizen at one time..."
which clearly implied that it
no longer was a requirement.
. However, speaking English is
still a requirement to become
a U.S. citizen. On the web site
for The U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services it clearly
states that the requirements
for citizenship include "an
Speak up when your rights are ignored
To the editor:
Recently the Calhoun
County Sheriff has come under
investigation for wrongdoing.
As most people know, I have
expressed my opinions through
letters to the editor concerning
things that have affected us from
this public funded department.
Again, I ask the public to step
forward and let everyone know if
your rights have been violated.
You have a right to be free
from unlawful searches. That is
Adrian Grant Schell received the Arrow of Light badge during
a recent camping trip with Troop 201 of Quincy. The Arrow of
Light is the highest award that can be earned in Cub Scouting
and the only one that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.
Pictured behind Adrian from the left are his parents, Lloyd and
Laura Schell and his grandparents, Mary and Doug Robbins.
guaranteed by the constitution
of the United States.
You are protected from
self-incrimination by the fifth
amendment of that document.
How many have been asked
incriminating questions and
not been told their rights under
the Miranda rights act? That's
right, when an officer asks how
much have you had to drink or
tells you to take a field sobriety
test that is self-incrimination.
Refusing to allow you to take a
blood alcohol test is a violation
of state law. It is your right and
the statute says that an officer
shall not refuse you.
What I'm getting to is the
same thing that I have said
before, our law enforcement
officers are committing crimes
and the state's attorney and the
courts are allowing it. When
you are being violated and your
rights are ignored, STAND UP,
'Mike Bailes, Altha
WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Jou
P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321
ability to read,
write and speak
or Jew. I've
never chosen a
religion or had
one forced upon me, but as
a student of history I know
that no good will ever come
from religious persecution.
The examples are many -
the Crusades, the Inquisition,
the Salem Witch Trials, the
Holocaust, etc. Mr. Lord Sr.'s
characterization of the Muslim
religion was blatantly false and
Mr. Lord Sr. stated that, "The
fact is Islam in America has
never stood up and condemned
the killing of thousands of
Americans..." In fact, The
American Muslim Political
Coordination Council stated,
"American Muslims utterly
condemn what are apparently
vicious and cowardly acts of
terrorism against innocent
civilians."  The Grand
Mufti of Saudi Arabia stated
that, "... hijacking planes,
terrorizing innocent people and
shedding blood, constitute a
form of injustice that cannot be
tolerated by Islam, which views
them as gross crimes and sinful
acts."  Even President Bush
said, "The face of terrorism
is not the true faith of Islam.
That's not what Islam is all
about. Islam is peace. These
terrorists don't represent peace,
they represent evil and war."
 I strongly urge Mr. Lord Sr.
to do his homework next time
before he states something as
Finally, I find it repulsive
that Mr. Lord Sr. would claim
that the tragic death of an
American soldier and F15
pilot was a suicide in which the
soldier was attempting to "...
collect his virgins in heaven."
Imagine how the family of that
young boy would feel upon
reading those hateful words.
In these times of loss,
hardship, and tragedy we need
to come together as human
beings and not divide ourselves
along lines of religion, national
origin, right or left, or anything
else. I hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men are
Erik Johnson, Bristol
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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 12, 2008
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An inmate crew from Liberty
Correctional Institution is
making some big changes to
the top floor of the courthouse
in Bristol. After gutting the
courtroom and adding textured
walls, plans call for the addition
of decorative crown moulding
and new furnishings for the
judge, jury and attorneys'
sections at front of the room,
along with new carpet.
One thing they'll be keeping
is the old theatre-style seats,
which were installed in 1942,
according to Clerk of Court
Robert Hill. "We didn't
want to get rid of them," he
said, explaining they will
be refurbished before being
returned to the courtroom.
"The old windows have been
rebuilt and the panes have been
replaced," he said. "They'll
look new but we're using the
The courtroom will have
an up-to-date sound system.
"We'll be wired for digital
recording as well as video
applications later on," Hill Prison ir
Work began in mid-. mid-Api
November and Hill expects The
the work will be completed by with a
top floor of Liberty County Courthouse
inmates work on the interior of the courtroom on the top floor of the Liberty County Courthouse. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
ril. improvement grant.
project was funded Hill said there are also plans
$200,000 courthouse to redo the stairwell, floors and
walls in the hallway leading to
Until the new courtroom is
ready for use, trials are being
held at Veterans Memorial
Park Civic Center.
MARCH 12, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15
The car continued racing along State Road 20 and was
traveling 110 mph when it blew through the intersection of
State Roads 20 and 71.
Deputy Bliss Moreau joined the chase as the rental car raced
past the sheriff's office. The three vehicles crossed the bridge
into Bristol at speeds topping 110 mph.
As the chase blasted through Bristol and was halfway to
Hosford, Moreau pulled out and passed the rental car in an
effort to get far enough ahead to put out spike strips to deflate
the suspects' tires.
After Moreau pulled away, the driver of the speeding car
hit the brakes, forcing Dalton, who was behind him, to take
evasive action to keep from slamming into the back of the
The car slid sideways into the south ditch along State Road
20 for about 100 feet. The driver then turned the car around,
hit the gas and drove toward the driver's side door of Dalton's
Dalton threw his patrol car into reverse and took evasive
action, avoiding impact with less than six inches between the
The suspect then returned to State Road 20, this time
Liberty County Deputy Wade Kelly joined the pursuit as
they entered the Bristol City Limits. Dalton radioed ahead
for Blountstown Police Officer Jared Nichols to deploy spike
strips at the foot of the westbound bridge as they raced back
Dalton dropped back as the suspects' car continued across
the old bridge at a high rate of speed in an effort to give Nichols
time to pull the spike strip off the road after the Cruiser passed
but before he reached the same spot.
All four tires on the PT Cruiser immediately began to go
flat after crossing the spikes. The car continued on at speeds
of around 60 mph as the tires came apart, sending out sparks
and debris as it continued traveling into Blountstown.
The car came to a stop in the eastbound lane beside
Magnolia Square, across from The Diamond Corner.
The driver got out and.ran south with Dalton in pursuit.
Moreau went to the suspects' car and removed the passenger,
who refused to exit the vehicle voluntarily. After he locked the
doors to the car, officers broke a window to remove him.
Dalton injured his foot as he jumped out of his patrol car to
chase the fleeing suspect and caught up with him behind the
car lot next to the park. After the suspect ignored commands
to lay on the ground, Dalton fired his taser, hitting the suspect
in the side and back.
The suspect continued to resist by violently swinging his
arms and attempting to get up, according to Dalton's report.
It took two or three minutes to get the suspect secured in
The rim of the front tires were nearly gone and the back
tires were flat. Officers searched the vehicle but found nothing
Following the arrests, Dalton went to the emergency room to
be treated for a foot injury, believed to be a hairline fracture.
Both of the suspects were taken to the county jail.
The driver, identified as Freddie Lamont Solomon, 38, of
Polk County, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding
a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence,
aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, reckless
driving, driving while license suspended or revoked with
knowledge and violation of state probation. He is wanted on
warrants out of Polk County.
His passenger, Javon Ramon Walker, 33, was charged with
resisting arrest without violence .
Jeanine Fleck from Marianna of GiGi's Ballroom Dance leads a line of dancers.
Dance Extravaganza held in Bristol
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 12, 2008
Minutes from the Feb. 5 Liberty
County Commission meeting
Official minutes from the Liberty County
Commission regular meeting Feb. 5, 2008
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Dexter Barber.
Present were Commissioners
L.B. Arnold, Albert Butcher, Jim
Johnson, Davis Stoutamire, Attor-
ney Shalene Grover, Clerk Rob-
ert Hill and Deputy Clerk Vanell
The opening prayer was giv-
en by Brother Jack Strater. The
Pledge of Allegiance was led by
Clerk Robert Hill.
Motion by Johnson, seconded
by Stoutamire and carried to ap-
prove minutes of January 8, 2008
and January 30, 2008 Special
Motion by Butcher, seconded
by Johnson and carried to ap-
prove donation to Tolar 8th Grade
class and Hosford 8th Grade
class for Washington DC trip.
Bids opened for fencing at
Landfill. Danny Earnest will look
over bids and come back with
Ron Gilliard of Calhoun Liberty
Hospital thanked the Board for
their donation last month to the
Hospital and also for their help
during the ambulance crisis in
Liberty Sports came before
the board requesting that the
Board help them pay off their
outstanding debt for equipment
they purchased. In return they
will donate the equipment to the
Liberty County Sports program.
This item tabled until Tuesday's.
Matt Carpenter with Prebble
Rish presented Notice to Pro-
ceed for approval on paving of
Summers Road, Chester Street
and Pea Ridge Rd. Also Change
Order on repairs on Estiffanulga
Boat Landing. Motion to approve
Change Order made by Johnson,
seconded by Stoutamire and car-
Notice of Substantial Comple-
tion on Boat Ramp presented to
board, signed and returned to
Condition of Sumatra Park
was discussed. Jim Shuler will
Liberty County Arts Council
grant presented for approval.
Motion to approve made by John-
son, seconded by Stoutamire and
Rhonda Lewis with Emergency
Management presented her year-
ly consultant contracts for board
approval. She also presented a
Domestic Security Grant. Mo-
tion to approve made by John-
son, seconded by Stoutamire and
carried. Mrs. Lewis would like
to apply for EMPATF Grant and
needs Board's approval to contin-
ue. Motion to approve made by
Butcher, seconded by Johnson
Attorney Shalene Grover gave
report on legality of proposed
Mitchell Larkins' minor sub-divi-
sion. Motion to approve made
by Butcher, seconded by Stou-
tamire, Arnold and Johnson voted
no, carried by Barber.
Steven Ford, 911 Coordina-
tor, presented maintenance grant
for approval. Motion to approve
made by Stoutamire, seconded
by Johnson and carried. Re-
quested approval for purchase
of new truck. Motion to approve
made by Butcher, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Jim Shuler, County Road Su-
perintendent requested approval
to advertise for bids on low boy
transport trailer. Motion by John-
son, seconded by Stoutamire and
carried. The following items were
*Voting house repairs to bath-
rooms. Scott Kady to assist with
evaluation and repairs to be done
with inmate labor.
*Bentley Bluff restoration
SBlue reflectorsto mark fire hy-
drants project in progress
*Milling is available for use by
*Double A's ditch
*Bicycle lane on bridge is full
*Signs for Historical Communi-
ties can be posted
*Need Handicapped Parking
signs for Veterans Memorial Park
Dr. Gene Charbonneau brought
the board up to date on the new
health department facilities.
Health Care Council has no
Concerned Citizens of Lib-
Hwy. 20, Bristol 643-2264
erty County spoke with the board
about concerns over the biomass
article in the newspaper.
Clerk Robert Hill presented
contract with Purvis Gray for
county audit. Motion to accept
made by Stoutamire, seconded
by Butcher and carried.
Commissioner L.B. Arnold
spoke with the board concerning
the lowering of the speed limit on
Hwy 12 North to 45 mph up to the
McDaniel" curve. Motion to re-
quest DOT to lower speed made
by Arnold, seconded by Stou-
tamire and carried.
Discussion on abandoned
trailer on county property at Es-
tiffinulga Park. Attorney Grover
will contact owner and request
Discussion on the naming of
roads. Motion to advertise all
new road names.made by Arnold,
seconded by Johnson and car-
ried. Advertising expense to be
paid by owner.
Commissioner Stoutamire is
researching information on the
creation of new cemeteries. Will
report to board at future meeting.
Attorney Grover to research stat-
Motion to pay bills made by
Stoutamire, seconded by John-
son and carried.
Motion to adjourn made by
Butcher, seconded by Johnson
Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Dexter Barber, Chairman
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MARCH 12, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17
B-town High School
Calendar of Events
Wednesday, March 12
FCAT Math; Track Team
at Bristol at 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 -
FCAT Science; Softball at
Home against Altha at 6
p.m.; Baseball at Franklin
Co. at 6 p.m.
Friday, March 14 -
Softball at Dothan Inv., Time
TBA; Baseball at Home
against Altha at 7 p.m.
Monday, March 17 -
9th and 10th NRT Math
Tuesday, March 18 -
9th and 10th NRT Reading
Wednesday, March. 19
Baseball at Home against
W. Gadsen at 3 p.m.; Track
Team at Wewa at 3 p.m.
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The Senior PHOTO BY CARMEN OVERHOLT
Most likely to succeed William Leonard and Allison
Most popular Matt Vincent and Kaitlin Peacock.
Most athletic Jared Lilly and Molly Fagen.
Most school spirit Britt Leach and Brandi Greene.
Most friendly Nic Stoltzfus and Samantha Dwiggins.
Most talkative Cory Cox and Catherine Gurliaccio.
Most talented Cuyler Engram and Caitlin Sanders.
Best dressed Ryan Baker and Kaylin Bontrager.
Best personality Ron Van Lierop and Lane Golden.
Best sense of humor Dillon Burke and Kim Clemons.
The Senior Favorites are voted on every year by their fellow
peers in the senior class.
SENIOR HALL OF FAME
by Chelsea Snowden
The Senior Hall of Fame members are voted on by the teachers
and they are the top ten outstanding students. The 2007-2008
senior favorites have been chosen. The Senior Hall of Fame
includes the following: Jessica Bontrager, Kaylin Bontrager,
Molly Fagen, Allison
Leonard, Jared Lilly,
Caitlin Sanders and
BHS 2008 Hall of Fame. these students and
PHOTO BY KELBY DURHAM their achievements.
FRENCH CLUB FUNDRAISER
by Meagan Parrish and Caitlin Sanders
Last Friday, .
the French Club
of BHS held
fundraiser to pay
for their state
April, le congress.
The chicken was
provided by Mr.
Glen Ki mb r e I French club, from left Melissa Howland, Allison
& Co. The club Ayers, Glen Kimbrel, and Dana Ayers.
raised over $1300. PHOTO BY PAM AYERS
Dana Ayers and club members would like to thank everyone
who participated and contributed!
French club, from
Parrish, Kelly Wood,
Allison Ayers, and
Kim Clemons with
Mrs. Dana Ayers at
the far left.
PHOTO BY PAM
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Pictured from left front row, Gary Chew and Terry Stinson: back row.
Josh Warner, Josh Mcintosh, Noah Byler, Dakota Lynn, Tate Armes,
Remington Walker, Richard Stinson, Kyle Parrish, Lucas Basford,
John Tedesco, Caleb Chew. Not pictured: Tony Golden.
2008 BIG BEND WEIGHTLIFTING MEET
Altha finished runner up at the 2008 Big Bend Weightlifting Meet in
Tallahassee last Wednesday. Thirteen teams competed in the event with
Wakulla winning the team title with 38 points. The Wildcats came in second
with 36 points.
Other teams competing at the me6t were: Blountstown, Chiles, East
Gadsen, Florida High, Godby, Leon, Liberty County, Lincoln, Madison
County, Rickards, Taylor County, Wewa and Wakulla.
Altha had three individual champions at the meet. In the 139 pound
weight class, Gary Chew finished with a 520 pound total. Gary went for
the state record on his third clean and jerk with an attempt of 290 pounds.
Chew was able to clean the weight, but just missed the jerk. Tony Golden
also won in the 154 pound weight class. Tony had a 275 pound bench press
and a 245 pound clean and jerk. Junior Terry Stinson won the 169 pound
weight class with a 275 pound bench press and a 255 pound clean and jerk.
Ethan Ellis, Remington Walker, Josh Mcintosh, Noah Byler and John Tedesco
also scored points in the meet.
The boys will now get a week off from competition before suiting back
up for the first qualifying meet to be held on Thursday, March 20. This week
off will help the boys fine tune some technique issues and help a couple of
them work on getting their bodyweight where it needs to be.
STUDENTS PREPARE TO
EXERCISE POLITICAL RIGHTS
Alice Marshall and Amy Valenta American attended a Voter Education
Course with their American History and Goverment classes held after
school last Wednesday
A at the Calhoun County
Si of Elections Margie
Laramore and Deputy
A Senterfitt educated these
future voters about party
affiliation, polling places
and the rules -regulating
Stiboth primary and general
elections.As a culminating
activity, those who were
Altha students Heather Musgrove, Caleb eligible registered to vote,
Morris and Steven Vasallo register to vote at learned how to complete
the Supervisor of Elections Office. ballots and operate voting
participating in a mock election. Superintendent of Schools Mary Sue
Neeves stopped by to observe and commend the group on their commitment
to civic responsibility.
STUDENTS RESEARCH LOCAL
HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
Alice Marshall's 11th grade American History students are learning about
local history firsthand. Recently, DJ Griswold, Dylan Hinson and Cody
Sewell worked with their teacher to set up a genealogy research room at the
restoration site of the M&B Railroad Depot in Blountstown. Under the direction
of Janice Moore, an
ESE instructor from
School, the group
and a computer with
Internet access hax c
been made available to. ..
visitors for the purpose oft
Estab l ishi n g a Alice Marshall and herAmerican History Class
genealogy room at the from Altha School enjoy an evening of history
M&B Depot was the made possible by Janice Moore; who teaches
first step in a long term, ESE at Blountstown Middle School
between the two teachers. In January, Ms. Moore visited Marshall's class at
Altha School to teach students how to begin researching family history using a
laptop computer lab. The class returned to the depot for an evening reception
featuring Moore, who engaged them in a multimedia presentation based on
the socioeconomic impact of the railroad and the Apalachicola River.
loss; Altha ten-runs Snet
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in their second exit
straight game thel
resulted in Altha's fenc
second loss of the K
season, 8-5, to the Kin
Thursday night. loss
Malone loaded Mal
the bases in the by Jim McIntosh, lead
first inning but contributing sports writer the
Altha (7-2; 0-0, fifth
2-2A) worked their way out of it Wildcats' right-hand
when the Wildcats' pitcher, Keith 7 of the 23 batters
Kirkpatrick, induced the Tigers' into surrendered only 2 ear
2 groundouts. 4 hits, and Keith walk
Cale Chafin scored Altha's first Ethan Byler led
run in the second inning. He reached with the stick going 2
on a walk, advanced to second base twice and posted 4
on an error by the pitcher, stole third Kirkpatrick singled
and scored on an error by the third appearances. Josh M
baseman. for 4 and he scored a:
Malone (2-0; 0-0, 2-1A) would In his first outin
add 2 more runs in the fifth inning, varsity Wildcats'right-
courtesy of a walk and another Simmons (1-0) did a g
fielding error to take a 3-1 lead. his team to a 4-2 win
In the fifth inning, Wildcat Ethan Working in the firs
Byler made it 3-2 after he slammed Simmons fanned 6 ba
his second homerun of the season 3 hits walked only on
over the left centerfield fence. In addition to his w
The Tigers would add 5 more runs Simmons also fielded
in the seventh inning to give them a well. He assisted in
8-2 lead. would-be base runner
But Altha would go down The Wildcats (3-3)
swinging in their last at bat. Josh in the second inning.
Mcintosh led off with a single. With Caleb Chew was issu
one out Noah Byler drew a walk. he advanced to seco
Then Ethan Byler became the first WILDCATS contain
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Emergencies: (850) 856-5827 or (850) 856-5918
H ours: Monday Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
S, 4 DOCTOR'S HOURS BY APPOINTMENT.
We provide: Boarding Grooming Preventative Healthcare programs
which include vaccinations and yearly checkups Spay/neuter program
to reduce unwanted puppies/kittens.
PLUS MANY OTHER SERVICES.
CALL US ANYTIME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
Liberty County Landfill will be accepting
hazardous waste from conditionally ex-
empt, small quantity generators, including
small business, schools and farms.
Waste will be accepted at a reduced rate
at Liberty County Household Hazardous
Questions concerning conditionally ex-
empted generators, call Danny E. Earnest
at (850) 643-3777.
Wildcats' miscues end in 2nd
Icat this season
ck 2 homeruns
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ered his first
of the season.
one held a 3-2
when he left
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he faced, he
ned runs off of
:ed 4 Tigers.
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t four innings,
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SCHOOL MENU I
Calhoun & Liberty
IMarch 13 March 19, 20081
S A variety of fruits and I
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.
BREAKFAST IS THE SAME
FOR BOTH COUNTIES.
Breakfast French toast
sticks, sausage links,
Breakfast Ham, egg, &
cheese biscuit, juice.
Breakfast Waffles, ham,
Breakfast Sausage bis- I
cuit, hashbrown, juice.
Breakfast Cinnamon roll,
(Pre-K thru 5th)
Lunch: Asian Nation! Jap-
anese grilled chicken, rice,
egg roll, apple. ALTER-
NATE: Pepper steak.
Lunch: Sausage pizza,
tater tots, vegetables, ap-
Hot ham and cheese.
french fries, lettuce &
tomato, California Nor-
mandy, peaches. ALTER-
NATE: Turkey sub.
Lunch: Hotdog, baked
beans, potato salad, ap-
BBQ pork riblet on a
Lunch: Chicken noodle
soup w/grilled cheese,
green beans, pears. AL-
STERNATE: Ham & cheese I
I All menus are subject to change
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Bristol, Phone 643-5417 I
MARCH 12, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital has
been doing great recently in several
key areas. Most of last year we
averaged only five patients each
day in the hospital and had only 37
admissions each month.
We now average 10 patients per
day and 74 admissions per month.
My math is not all that great, but I
think that's a doubling of our census
and admissions! Ten patients per
day may not sound like many, but
to us it's significant and means
increased revenue. We see these
numbers only increasing in the
We're very proud of these
numbers since it means more
and more of you are willing to
"use" our services. By the way,
our lab, radiology and respiratory
therapy all did a record number of
procedures in January.
Unfortunately, all of this positive
news is overshadowed by some
bad news. Despite our best efforts,
and our staff is working extremely
hard, we are facing a temporary
"cash flow" issue. I know most
businesses can appreciate this
This is.due mainly to some
significant increases in cost areas
such as our malpractice insurance
and health insurance for our staff.
Yes, we are a business and have
a lot of the same costs as any
business. For example, our utilities
are up the same as youtrs. We've had
40 day prayer
other big cost increases as well.
More of a cause, however, is
the slow payment from Medicare,
Medicaid and commercial insurance
companies. We are doing lots of
work but are slow in getting paid
for it. Also, many patients we
serve, unfortunately, don't pay
anything. However, we continue
to see all that come for care.
We may not do the best job of
"billing and collecting" for what
we do, but we are very dependent
on these "third party payers" to stay
viable. Lately, very poor payments
coupled with the increased expenses
have created a financial challenge.
Medicare is an especially critical
part of our total operations as a
hospital. Over 50% of our patients
are Medicare beneficiaries and
if we don't get paid timely by
Medicare, it's a real problem for
us. Well, lately it has been a REAL
Medicare barely pays enough to
cover the cost of providing the care.
Medicaid does not.
All of this has resulted, again, in
a very tight financial situation for us.
We're making some changes and
tough decisions to address this. In
the process, it makes for a stressful
and difficult environment.
To help address this, a staff
member came to me and asked if
we could conduct a prayer vigil
for 40 days and ask the Good
Lord to help our hospital during
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The Calhoun-Liberty Journal, P.O. Box 536,
,I Bristol, FL 32321
vigil to help with hospital's hard times
by Ron Gilliard,
these difficult times. Of course,
forty days is a significant issue for
several reasons in the Bible.
Orville Eby, our Radiology
Manager, is the staff member that
suggested we do this. We started a
few days ago and have had a great
attendance of our staff and others.
We meet in the hospital dining
hall at 8 a.m. Anyone is invited and
a lot of staff is participating. Some
of our Board members have also
attended as well as family members
of our staff.
We invite and welcome anyone
that would like to join us, to do
so. It will occur daily, until we
reach 40 days, which will run into
early April. It happens each day of
the week, including Saturday and
It lasts no more than 10 minutes.
I feel the impact will last for a very
long time. It is a powerful and
inspirational 10 minutes. It's been
very moving to me personally as the
Administrator of Calhoun-Liberty
It's non-denominational and
anyone that wishes can attend and
pray openly and certainly privately..
Then Orville closes with a final
Our staff is very hard working
and dedicated. Obviously, they
want our hospital to be successful
in the face of some very tough
challenges. We need the Lord's
help in these tough times. He's
helped the hospital survive much
tougher times the past two years
and we know He will guide us
I'm already seeing some very
positive results. Just the past week,
we've had great news in areas that
will help get us through this tough
period. I'm confident our future is
bright. We will continue to move
forward in the many positive ways
of recent months.
Forty days of prayer come
Give me a call if you have
any questions on the above or
on anything about the hospital at
674-5411, ext 206.
Le'Tonya Reed crowned Ms. Florida Plus America
Le'Tonya Reed ofBlountstown,
Florida has been crowned Ms.
Florida Plus America. Le'Tonya
will compete with women from
all over the United States for the
title of 2008 Plus America Elite
this summer in Dallas, TX. "I
entered this pageant to help promote
positive self-esteem to full-figured
women and to prove that we big
beautiful women are changing the
face of the world," said Le'Tonya.
The Miss Plus America Pageant
system is unlike any other pageant
concept. It celebrates the inner
beauty of each contestant, as well
as recognizing their commitment
to their communities. Melissa
Stamper, Executive Director for
Coronet Productions says, "Ms.
Reed is an ideal candidate for the
Miss Plus America Pageant. We
are proud to have her as a state
Le'Tonya is the daughter of
Marjorie Peterson, Jeremiah
Peterson and John Thomas Reed.
She is the granddaughter of J. T.
Reed, Ella Mae Peterson, the late
Equilla Scott, the late James Jones,
the late Mary Reed and the late
Le'Tonya currently holds two
local titles and two state titles.
She is the reigning Ms.
Blountstown 2007, Ms. Heart
of the Panhandle 2007, Ms.
Florida Woodlands 2007 and
Ms. Florida Plus America
As Ms. Florida Plus
America, Le'Tonya will
have the opportunity to
further promote her platform,
"American Cancer Society/
Relay For Life."
"It was easy for me
to choose the AMC as
my platform because my
brother-in-law was diagnosed
with cancer. He received
research and now his cancer
is in remission. In December
of 2007, my mother was
diagnosed with cancer.
Thank God her surgery was
successful and she is doing
well. The race to find a cure is very
personal to me," says Le'Tonya. "I
am also a member of 'Queens with
a Cause,' an organization of local
queens who raise money for Relay
for Life." Le'Tonya would like to
prove that no matter the shape or
size, plus-sized women can make a
difference in society.
Le'Tonya is currently working
on a bachelor's degree in
Education. She is employed as a
para-professional at Blountstown
Elementary School where they are
"Racing for Excellence" in 2008.
A newcomer to the MPA pageant,
Le'Tonya plans to use her state title
to help gain awareness for cancer
research and to raise funds to
help find a cure. These funds will
also help cancer patient who are
currently battling cancer.
"I plan to speak to people
and organizations to help raise
awareness and to encourage people
to get tested. Early detection
is important in the fight against
"I also plan to visit children in
cancer wards to give them a smile
and to let them know someone
cares," says Le'Tonya.
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Friday & Saturday, March 14 & 15 from 8-12 p.m.
FEATURING "ONE MORE TIME"
Playing all of your favorite rock and country songs.
$5 Located five miles North on Hwy. 69 MUST
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Self starter with
There will be two positions
available, one in
Liberty County and one in
For questions you
Susan Chafin at
Liberty Co. Health Dept.
850-643-2415, ext. 245
Julie VanderMeer at
Calhoun .Co. Health Dept.
7850-674-5645, ext. 238
Closing Date: 3/26/08 EEO
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
Looking for employment?
Remember to check out The
Job Market every week in The
working with youth in the
There will be two positions
available, one in
and one in
you may contact:
Susan Chafin at
Liberty Co. Health Dept.
850-643-2415, ext. 245
Julie VanderMeer at
Calhoun Co. Health Dept.
7850-674-5645, ext. 238
Closing Date: 3/26/08 EEO
^^ --i^^ ^_^^^^ f-
18 years of age, Valid Florida driver's license
Florida EMT-B Certification (EMT)
Valid American Heart CPR course
Applications may be picked up at the Ambulance
Building or the Liberty County Clerk's Office.
For more information, call Patricia Shuler at
(850) 643-5866 or 379-8000.
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
Licensure as a Practical Nurse in accordance with
Florida Statute 464. Leadership skill and ability, Knowledge
of nursing administration, preventive health care, nursing
principles, practices and techniques.
To apply please visit:
For questions you may contact:
Lisa Taylor, Nursing Director
Liberty County Health Department
(850) 643-2415 ext. 226
Closing Date: 03/19/08 EEO
Painting & Pressure Washing
It's cheaper to paint
than to repair
WANTED: Painter, experience needed
Call John Wayne Couch at
674-2606 or 557-9471 (cell)
35 years' experience
Interior Exterior Commercial Residential
is now accepting applications for the following positions:
*Coordinator Bachelor of Science, Nursing
*Coordinator Bachelor of Science, Elementary
Education/Exceptional Student Education
*Coordinator Bachelor of Applied Science,
*Instructor Elementary Education/Exceptional
*Instructor Business Management
*Coordinator Bachelor of Science, Nursing: Masters
Degree in Nursing or related subfield required; Ph.D. in
Nursing or a related subfield preferred. Rorida Registered
Nurse (RN) licensure required.
*Coordinator Bachelor of Science, Elementary Educa-
tion/Exceptional Student Education: Masters Degree in
Elementary Education or Exceptional Student Education
required. Ed.D. or Ph.D. in an education field preferred.
*Coordinator Bachelor of Applied Science, Business
Management: Masters Degree in Management or Ac-
counting or Masters Degree in Business with at least 18
graduate semester hours in Management or Accounting
required. Ph.D. in a business field or D.B.A. preferred.
*Instructor Elementary Education/Exceptional Student
Education: Masters Degree in Elementary Education or
Exceptional Student Education required. Ed.D. or Ph.D. in
an education field preferred.
*Instructor Business Management: Masters Degree in
Management or Accounting or Masters Degree in Business
with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Management
or Accounting required. Ph.D. in a business field or D.B.A.
DEGREES) MUST BE FROM A REGIONALLY
ACCREDITED COLLEGE AND/OR UNIVERSITY
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Coordinators Oversee the curriculum, personnel and
management matters of the assigned major or degree pro-
gram under the supervision of the Director of the depart-
ment through which the baccalaureate degree is delivered.
Teaching and/or instructional duties as assigned.
Instructors Teaching and/or instructional duties as as-
APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 14, 2008
CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application
addressing each position competency and philosophical
requirement, a completed Chipola College employment
application (available from Human Resources); resume;
references with current addresses and telephone num-
bers and copies of college transcripts to CHIPOLA COL-
LEGE, Human Resources, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna,
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Apply in person
Good pay, good benefits.
Must be able
to work Saturday's.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Located on Hwy. 20 in Bristol
One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear SI Suile 2,
Blounislown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Worker, Office Clerk, Food.
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver. EOE
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
Responsible for front of-
fice reception, appoint-
ment scheduling, follow-
up, data entry, billing,
photocopying, and supply
monitoring and fulfillment.
High School Diploma/
GED and 1 year of expe-
rience in office/adminis-
trative setting is required.
Contact George Bruno,
850-431-5134 or george.
on Hwy. 65 S.
50 miles SW of
openings for a
at (850) 379-3973.
h Paint Works
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VOTE IN QUESTION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
BRENDA G. SANDERS
Last known address of:
21042 NE Talquin Circle
Hosford, FL 32334
You are hereby notified that your eligibility
to vote is in question. You are required
to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in
Bristol, Florida, no laterthan thirty (30) days
after the date of this publishing. Failure
to respond will result in a determination
of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your
name will be removed from the statewide
voter registration system.
Published onetime in the Calhoun-Liberty
Marcia A. Wood
Liberty County Supervisor of Elections
P.O. Box 597, Bristol, FL 32321
Dated March 12, 2008 3-2
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can gather in the Fiddlers' Comer
in the park's one-room school for
jam sessions during the day. The
Fiddlers' Convention is sponsored
by Perry's Music.
The second annual Alabama
State Horse and Mule Plowing
Contest will serve as Alabama's
official competition. Winners
will be eligible to represent the
state in the U.S. Plowing Contest
held each September in Ohio.
The Alabama competition will
consist of two classes: two-horse
and free for children ages 3 and
under. Park members are admitted
free. Spring Farm day is co-hosted
by the Alabama Cooperative
Extension System and is sponsored
by The Houston County Farmers
Landmark Park, home of the
Alabama Agricultural Museum, is
a 100-acre historical and natural
science park located on U.S.
Highway 431 North in Dothan,
Ala. For more information, contact
the park at 334-794-3452.
Need your saleable items for our yard sale
from the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association
The Advisory Council for the Calhoun County Senior Citizens
Association will be having a two-day yard sale on Friday, April 4 and
Saturday, April 5. They are looking for "good" items to be donated.
You may bring your items to 16859 NE Cayson St. in Blountstown.
Thank you for your donations.
Representative to talk about services available
from the Liberty County Senior Citizens Association
On Friday, March 28 there will be a Liberty County Senior Citizens
representative available in the Rock Bluff/Sweet Water area from 9
a.m. until noon to discuss services provided by Liberty County Senior
Citizens and Liberty County Transit.
If would like to speak with the representative, call Jeannette at
I ne second annual ivuss Uainoun countyy r-orestry rI-relmrinary
Pageant was held Saturday, March 8. Twelve young ladies from
Calhoun and Liberty Counties competed for the titles of Baby to
Miss. Pageant winners, from left Tiny Miss Liliana Vicente,
Little Miss Kayla Reisoglu, Junior Miss Hulya Reisoglu, Baby
Miss Amber Chambers, Miss Meagan Benton, Teen Miss Nilsa
Prowant and Hospitality Mackenzie May
'Spring Farm Day' scheduled for Dothan's Landmark Park
DOTHAN, AL Landmark sew by hand and with a treadle- walking plow and two-horse riding
Park will offer visitors a glimpse powered sewing machine, cook plow. Plowers will be judged in a
into what rural life was like a on a wood stove and on the open variety of areas, including depth ol
century ago during the 25th annual. hearth, wash clothes and make soap, furrow, straightness of furrow and
Spring Farm Day, presented by demonstrate home crafts and games, cleanliness of sidewall. The plowing
CenturyTel, on Saturday, March 15, and relate their own memories of contest is sponsored by SunSouth.
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. farm life. Other activities include The park's Martin Drug Store
The day's activities will include music, a quilt display and children's and Shelley General Store will be
demonstrations of old-fashioned activities, open for business, providing visitors
skills and crafts like plowing with A crowd favorite will be the with treats from the operating
mules and horses, shearing sheep, 22nd annual Old-Time Fiddlers' soda fountain or old-fashioned
blacksmithing and more. Volunteers Convention, beginning at 1 p.m. items typical of a country store.
dressed in 1890s attire will invite at the gazebo. Contestants will Concessions will be available during
visitors to the historic dwellings compete in four age categories for the day.
to observe the household pursuits $1,400 and in an open division Admission is $8 for adults, $6
of times past. They will quilt, for trophies. Acoustical musicians for senior citizens, $4 for children
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OPaIT iJUR MARH I ES 2 1
VERA BROOKS LAMPKIN
EVERGREEN, AL Vera Brooks Lamp-
kin, 91, a native of Conecuh County, AL, and
a resident of Evergreen, AL, died Tuesday,
March 4, 2008 at a hospital in Andalusia, AL.
She was a retired juvenile corrections officer
for Montgomery County, AL.
She was preceded in death by her son, James
Wayne Lampkin; her grandson, Temugin Sean
Lampkin; her brother, Alvin Brooks; her sisters,
Myra Spence, Vivian Williams, and Corrine
Survivors include two sons, Curtis Eugene
"Gene" Lampkin of Hosford and Robert Leslie
"Bobby" Lampkin of Evergreen; one brother,
Calvin Brooks of Pensacola; two sisters, Von-
cile Raybon of Mobile, AL and Vermell Sexton
of St. Augustine; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-
grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild;
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday, March 8, 2008
at Cope Funeral Home in Evergreen. Interment
followed in Brownville Holiness Cemetery.
Cope Funeral Home in Evergreen was in
charge of the arrangements.
ETHEL TODD SUBER
GREENSBORO 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 Community and upon marriage
moved to the Providence Community. Many
years later she became a resident of Greens-
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Cedric Suber; a son, Durwood "Booster" Suber;
and a son-in-law, James G. (Jimmy) Gould.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy
Suber Hoffman and her husband, Jimmy of
Gainesville and Anne Suber Gould of Tallahas-
see; one brother, Maxwell Todd of Columbus,
GA; seven grandchildren, Cedric Tyler Suber
and his wife, Sharyl of Bristol, Terri Lynn Sub-
er, James Garrett Gould and his wife, Denise,
and Angela Gould Matthews and her husband,
Lowell, all of Tallahassee, Lynn Hoffman
Whatley 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 Studstill, Erin and
Justin Gould and Claire Matthews.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Providence Cemetery Fund, c/o Donna Harts-
field, 1612 Providence Rd., Quincy, FL 32351
or Big Bend Hospice, 105 North Jackson St.,
Quincy, FL 32351.
Services were held Thursday, March 6, 2008
at the Providence Baptist Church. Interment
followed in the church cemetery.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy
was in charge of the arrangements.
IDA DALE CHASON SAPP
DOGTOWN Ida Dale Chason Sapp, 81, for-
merly of Bristol, died March 6, 2008 at Big Bend
Hospice House in Tallahassee. She was born Nov.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Chaff
and Cherra Hires Chason.
Survivors include her son, Scott "Buck" Moody
and his wife, Becky of Quincy; a daughter, Cherra
Conner and her husband, Aaron of Vero; a sis-
ter, Christine Chason Cross of Lake Mystic in
Bristol; four grandchildren, Jessica Brown of Ft.
Lauderdale, Josh Baker of Destin, April Lewis
and Kate Bennett, both of Quincy; and four great-
Memorial services were held Saturday, March
8, 2008 at Charles McClellan Funeral Home in
Quincy. Interment followed in Chason Cemetery
in Liberty County.
.Charles McClellana Funeral Home in Quincy was
in charge of the arrangements.
WOODROW WILSON WHETSTONE JR.
QUINCY Woodrow Wilson Whetstone, 62,
an entrepreneur, died Friday, March 7, 2008 in
Born in Sopchoppy, he graduated from Leon
High School. He was a member of First Baptist
Church of Quincy. He was internationally known
and respected for his vast knowledge in the medi-
cal imaging field. He started his career as a radio-
graphic service engineer with General Electric
and later, Siemens Medical Systems. In 1979, he
opened his own business, A & W X-Ray Compnay,
Inc. In 1997, he sold the company and while semi-
retired, opened Diagnostic Parts Exchange Inc. He
served as president of the International Association
of Medical Equipment Remarketers and Services
(IAMERS). He was a legend to those in the Imag-
In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, bird hunt-
ing and card playing. He was a jovial, fun-loving
man who truly enjoyed the company of his friends
and family. He was also a hard-working, skilled
entrepreneur who lived life to the fullest. He will
be missed by all those whose lives he touched.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
Woodrow W. Whetstone Sr. and Vessie Beasley
Whetstone; a brother, Anthony J. Whetstone; a
brother-in-law, Thomas L. Outlaw.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Fletcher
Whetstone of Quincy; his children, Sherry Han-
non and her husband, Saxon, David Whetstone
and his wife, Laurie, Tony Whetstone and his wife,
Debbie, all of Tallahassee; stepson, Trey Fletcher
of Quincy; stepdaughter, Libby Duffy of Quincy;
a sister, Barbara Slaughter Outlaw of Shell Point;
four grandchildren, Andrew Whetstone, Parker
Hannon, Elizabeth Whetstone and Daria Whet-
stone; and a host of special nieces and nephews in
Services were held Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at
First Baptist Church of Quincy. Interment followed
in Westside Sopchoppy Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to West-
side Sopchoppy Cemetery, P.O. Box 37, Sop-
choppy, FL 32358 or the Wetumpka Volunteer Fire
Department, P.O. Box 1031, Quincy, FL 32353; or
an organization of your choice.
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in
charge of the arrangements.
SUSIE MEARL LARRAMORE
QUINCY Susie Mearl Larramore, 82, died Saturday, March
8, 2008. A native of Iron City, GA, she had resided in Liberty and
Gadsden counties most of her life. She was a member of Quincy As-
sembly of God Church.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Denwell and Wendell
Survivors include a son, Larry Furr and his wife, Paula of Rock
Bluff; two daughters, Teresa Alday of Carrabelle and Shera Cook
and her husband, Jaime of Quincy; a sister, Kate Chester of Panama
City; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-
Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 11,2008 at Hillcrest
Cemetery in Quincy.
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ITEMS FOR SALE
Queen/king foam mattress pad,
super thick, $50. Call 526-4561.
Two filing cabinets, double size,
nice, $45 each. Call 674-3264.
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To place your ad, cair643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
1940 Ford coupe, flathead V8
engine, three-speed manual trans-
mission, very good solid steel car,
needs restoration, asking $18,500.
Call 762-3937, leave message.
1994 Pontiac Firebird,V8, LT1,
six speed, white with T-tops, new
wheels and tires, new exhaust,
starter and battery, too much
to list, $5,500 or best offer. Call
643-7887. 3-12, 3-19
Antique wash tub, over 100 years
old, all manual, galvanized, $100.
Call 526-4561. 3-12,3-19
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
Weight set, $125; Gazelle runner,
$50. Call 643-8663. 3-12,3-19
Tippman custom paint ball gun,
too many extras to list, $275 firm.
Call 482-7566. 3-5,3-12
Adult clothes, one bag. Call
Wedding dress with train, strap-
less, beautiful pearl sequins, match-
ing veil and tiara, size 8. Purchased
at David's Bridal, can email pictures.
If interested, call 643-2489 and
leave message. 3-12,3-19
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 ,0
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597 uM
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
& screen enclosure
FOR FREE ESTIMATES
Call 674-8092 UFN
643-8561 (Cell) u
Baby clothes and items for a
girl, too many items to list. Call
Girls bike, 16" Disney Little Prin-
cess pink bike with training wheels,
$10; 16" girls Disney Little Mermaid
fuchsia bike, $5; 12 volt 4-wheeler
with batteries and charger, $20; 12
volt Barbie Jeep with batteries, $10.
Call 643-6738. 3-12,3-19
Baby girl crib bedding set, pink
with gold dragonflies, paid $120
asking $60, rarely used; baby
girl clothes and blankets. Call
Conn electric organ in excellent
condition, double keyboard, in-
cludes bench with cushion, $350.
Call 674-8385. 3-12,3-19
Sofa bed, queen size, rose and
white stripe, like new; full-size bed
with mattress and box spring, $35.
Call 643-6738. 3-12,3-19
Table with leaf, light oak, four cush-
ion chairs, $75. Call 379-3526.
% Russell Bermuda
| Square bails $50
^ Call Nick at (850)
762-8333 day, night
and weekends call
Ai (850)762-3998. .-'
Two-piece sofa set, cream, five
years old, good condition, $200 or
best offer. Call 643-4166. 3-12,3-19
Black leather furniture set,
includes sofa, swivel rocker re-
cliner and rocker, $400 for all. Call
Wooden twin bed, with three draw-
ers underneath, $50; Kitchen cart
with cabinet and drawer, $75; 51/2
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.
Classic Zenith 25" console TV,
(early 80s) silver and wood finish.
Top of the line set, made to fit in cor-
ner, built-in telephone with remote.
Picture and cabinet are great, audio
has problem. Paid almost $1,000
back then! Make me any offer. Call
Kodak DC 4800 camera, 3.1
megapixel, digital. Includes manual,
charge, computer download cord
and an extra (new) battery, $45.
Call 674-8385. 3-12,3-19
Direct TV satellite equipment.
Call 643-6738. 3-12,3-19
27" Zenith TV, good cor
$100. Call 237-1250.
Dehydrator, $5. Call 643-6738.
Freezer, holds bag ice, $250 or best
offer. Call 762-3687. 3-12,3-19
Vacuum cleaner, good condition,
$25. Call 237-1250. 3-5,3-12
1996 Buick Century, good running
condition and looks good, $2,500.
Call 379-8626. 3-12,3-19
1999 Oldsmobile Alero, red, runs
great, needs minor body work.
Asking $1,500 or best offer. Call
1964 Plymouth Valiant Signet
200, push button auto transmission,
slant 6 cylinder engine, $3,500. Call
762-8357. 3-12, 3-19
1994 Nissan Ultima, 170k miles,
electric locks and windows, tilt,
cruise control, good condition,
$2,500. Call 879-5712. 3-12,3-19
1993 Ford Thunderbird, runs
great, two-door bucket seats, V6
engine, good on gas, no A/C, $700
or best offer. Call 643-3962.
1947 Mercury coupe, restored,
flathead engine, runs good, three-
speed manual transmission, nice
car, asking $18,500. Call 762-3937,
leave message. 3-12, 3-19
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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
1981 Ford F-100, single-wheel
base, 302 engine, runs, $750 or best
offer. Call 643-8610. UFN
1998 Chevrolet Z71, 4WD, ex-
tended cab with third door, runs
and looks good. Call 237-2706.
Older truck. Will trade for anything
of value. Call 674-3264. 3-12,3-19
1950 Ford F-1, 302 engine, AOD
transmission, Mustang II front sus-
pension, Fatman fabrication front
cross member, many new parts,
needs completion, $3,000. Call
762-3937, leave message. 3-12,3-19
1950 Ford F-1, no engine or trans-
mission, fiberglass front fenders,
good body, $1,000. Call 762-3937,
leave message. 3-12,3-19
1952 Ford F-1, V8, three-speed
transmission, good body and fend-
ers, $2000. Call 762-3937, leave
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
1,2 & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
- EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reason-
ably priced. Immediate closing.
Call (850) 544-5441
or (850) 899-7700
1985 Ford F-150, automatic
transmission, 300 6 cylinder, good
condition, $1,800. Call 674-4242.
1995 Chevy, extra cab, 4WD, pow-
er, 5.7 V8, $4,000. Call 643-6071.
Buy, sell & trade with an ad in
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal.
DEADLINE: noon Saturday!
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
1989 Dodge Conversion van, 318
engine, runs good, $1,000. Call
Van, 1984 Southern Coach C20
van, $1,200 or best offer. Call
1994 Ford van, silver in color,
$3,500. Call 674-3264. 3-12,3-19
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
$150. queen pillowtop
mattress and box set, unused
with warranty, 222-7783
$400 NEW NASA VISCO
MEMORY FOAM mattress set
with warranty. Can deliver.
5 Piece 100% MicroFiber
sofalchair and 3 pc coffee
set $600, ALL NEW in boxes.
Delivery available. 222-7783
6 piece, PUB TABLE, solid
wood & uphol chairs. New in
crate. List $1300, Take $590.
Orthopedic Mattress Set.
Brand new in plastic. Must
move, $400. 545-7112
BEDRM: 4 pc set still boxed,
$499, can deliver. Brand new!
CHERRY NEW QUEEN
Louis Phillip sleigh 7pc
bedroom set. $2400 value,
must sell $999. 425-8374.
DINING ROOM Beautiful
cherry table, 2 arm & 4 side
chairs, lighted china cabinet.
Brand new in boxes, can
deliver. Must move, $799.
FULL mattress set. $125.
TWIN mattress set. $100.
BOTH NEW. 545-7112
Queen Orthopedic Pillowtop
NEW mattress set in sealed
plastic. Full warranty. Sacrifice
$279. Can deliver. 850-222-
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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.
2006 Chevy Equinox, 27k miles,
asking pay off of $18,400. Call
AUTO PARTS &
Firestone mud grip tires,
LT285/75R16 on six-lug stock
Chevrolet rims. Call 237-2706.
Fiberglass body, fits 1941 Willys
coupe, never used, current cost
at fiberglass shop at least $3,500,
asking $2,000. Call 762-3937, leave
16 ft. tandem-axle trailer, two
new tires on front tandem, heavy
duty, $800 firm. Call 379-3204 or
Chrome rims, set of 22" with tires,
$1,300. Call 643-2226. 3-5,3-12
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
Broncho 50 cc dirt bike, used less
than 10 hours, $500. Call 643-3626
or 879-8052. 3-12, 3-19
Yamaha Raptor 4-wheeler, child
size 50, gas powered, $1,200. Call
2005 Yamaha V-star 1100, low
mileage, lots of extras, asking pay-
off of $8,400; 2000 Kawasaki 300
Prairie 4-wheeler, 4WD, $2,750.
Call 643-5255, ask for Johnny or
2002 Yamaha V-Star 1100, many
accessories, with cover, $4,800.
Call 762-2960 or 272-2552. 3-5,3-12
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
2003 J-16 Ft. Carolina skiff, like
new condition, seats big dry storage
box, galvanized magic tilt trailer, two
inch receiver, $2,000 or best offer.
Call 643-3962. 3-12,3-19
3 used, in stock,
1990 16ft. Scandy White
aluminum, stick steering,
Magnum Mariner, live well
motor, $3,500. Call 643-67
1994 Jetski, no title, runs
2002 Bracewell boat, 16
hp Mercury two-stroke, 16
aluminum gastank, Minkota
motor, Lowrance X135 de
finder, aluminum barrel sea
tray, floor lighting, good co
$7,800. Call 491-3187.
14ft. aluminum Jon boat,
hp electric start Mercury mc
trolling motor, ready to fish,
Call 643-5255, ask for Jo
2007 16 ft. welded alu
5ft. beam, stick steering,
Johnson, trim and tilt, all
trailer, $8,500. Call 674-71
Coachman Catalina Trave
24 ft., lot of extra including pc
ty. Asking pay off. Call 762
1999 Fleetwood Terry
Camper, 29 ft., four twii
and couch pulls out, new
throughout along with car
tile, upgraded refrigerator
$4,500 or best offer, must s
363-2691 or 545-1924.
2003 24 ft. Bunk model camper,
clean, with all the extras, $8,900.
Call 762-8726 after 6 p.m. 3-5,3-12
TOOLS & HEAVY
Backhoe attachment, three-point
hitch, for 30-40 hp tractor, two-foot
bucketwith seven-foot reach, bush-
hog series. Call 643-6589. 3-12,3-19
, troling 290 Stihl chainsaw, heavy-duty
'62. logging saw, 24" bar, bought brand
3-12, 3-19 new, very little used, paid $385, ask-
ing $250. Call 674-8517. 3-5,3-12
3-5,3-12 Stock trailer, gooseneck, $1,500.
Call 762-2393. 3-5,3-12
5 ft., 60
6 gallon Gravity flow grain wagon, older
atrolling model (Veda), little rustybutworks
apth/fish great, $850. Call 545-9123. 3-5,3-12
editionn, 2000 Peterbilt379, extended hood,
3-5,3-12 N14 Cummings 500 hp 13 speed
engine, brakes 355 rears, 260 wheel
200515 base, 63" ultra cab, 11 R24.5, 243k
otor with miles on new rebuilt engine,AM/FM/
$2,900. CD, clear title, asking $43,000. Call
hnny or 379-8920 or 509-8636. 3-5,3-12
55 hp. LAWN/GARDEN
38. Old plow, best offer. Call
UFN 674-3264. 3-12,3-19
Riding Snapper mower, 38"
VS cut, four years old, $900. Call
V 674-8150. 3-5,3-12
Wanted: Two females for an all
Resort female rock and roll band, must be
n bunks 21 years of age. Need a bass and
flooring lead player. Call 379-3224 after 6
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.
1984 mobile home
2 bedroom, 1 bath
Call 379-8014 |
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Continuing education courses
MARIANNA--Chipola College will offer a variety of short courses
in the coming weeks.
The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel
and Family Child Care Home are scheduled: Pre-School Appropriate
Practices, March 15, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Child Abuse & Neglect, April
11, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth & Development, April 12, 7 a.m. to
1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, April 14 & 16, 6 to 9
p.m.; Health, Safety & Nutrition, April 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and
Regulations (center), April 21& 23, 6 to 9 p.m.; Costs range from $17
to $43 depending on length of course.
An Introduction to Yoga for Everybody class will meet Mondays
and Wednesdays, March 10 through April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost is $64.
Chipola also offers custom workshops. The following are available:
Eat That Frog: Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done; Whale Done:
The Power of Positive Relationships; The Pygmalion Effect: Managing
the Power of Expectations; Discussing Performance; The Attitude
Virus: Curing Negativity in the Workplace; Team Building: What makes
a Good Team Player?; and After All, You're the Supervisor!
Gatlin Education Services (GES) offers, open enrollment, online
courses in: health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and
travel. Register online at www.gatlineducation.com/chipola.
Education To Go offers online programs in: computers, photography,
languages, writing, entertainment, grant writing, business, sales,
accounting, test prep, finance, health, child care, parenting, art,
history, psychology, literature, statistics, philosophy, engineering, law
and nursing. For dates and course outlines, visit www.ed2go.com/
For information about any of these non-credit courses, call (850)
Chipola Arts Scholarship announced
MARIANNA-Scholarship audition dates and deadlines for music,
art, theatre, show choir and jazz band at Chipola College for 2008-2009
academic year have been announced.
Music and Theatre Scholarship Audition dates are March 20, and
April 24. Visual Art Application and portfolio deadline is April 18.
High School graduates with acceptable academic records and music,
theatre, and art aptitude who plan to pursue studies as music, theatre
or art majors are eligible to apply for scholarships.
Scholarships also are available for Show Choir, Jazz Band, and
Show Choir auditions are Tuesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. in the Chipola
Arts Center. Students wishing to be considered for scholarship
consideration in the Jazz Band and/or Chamber Chorus should contact
Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and Performing Arts.
Scholarships in various amounts, up to full tuition and fees, are
awarded on the basis of talent and academic record. Students with
financial need may seek additional assistance through the college's
Office of Financial Aid and the Chipola Foundation.
Applications for art, music, theatre, and Show Choir may be obtained
by phoning (850) 718-2277 or 718-2301, or email@example.com.
Applications are available on the college web site: www.chipola.edu by
going to Departments and clicking on "Fine and Performing Arts."
ROGER A. HOLLEY
CLARKSVELLE Roger A. Holley, 53, died Sunday, March 9,
2008 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born
in Port St. Joe and lived most of his life in the Clarksville area. He
was a graduate of Chipola College, where he had been employed for
more than eight years as a computer analyst. He was a member of
Traveler's Rest Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn Holley of Clarksville; his
daughter, Nicole Mathews and her husband, Walt of Clarksville; one
granddaughter, Abbigail Mathews; one stepson, Stephen Krimmel
of Trenton; one stepdaughter, Cassandra Krimmel of Clarksville;
his parents, Bobby Ray and Marlene Adams Holley of Clarksville;
one brother, Michael Ray Holley and his wife, Carolyn and nephew,
Robert Holley, all of Douglasville, GA.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from
5 to 7 p.m. (CT) at James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel
Services will be held Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 10 a.m. (CT)
at Traveler's Rest Free Will Baptist Church near Clarksville with
Rev. Shawn Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the church
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trav-
eler's Rest Free Will Baptist Church, 19573 NW State Road 73,
Clarksville, FL 32430.
James and SikesFuneral Home Maddox Chapel in Marianna is in
charge of the arrangements.
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by the shortstop. Brent McClendon
reached on a fielder's choice and
D.J. Griswold walked to load
the bases. Chew would score
McClendon and Griswold on his
first two-out double of his career.
Altha plated another run in the
fourth frame. With two outs Caleb
Morris reach on a fielder's choice
and he moved to second base on
the catcher's indifference. Forrest
McCrone brought Morris home on
his RBI-single through the left side
of the infield.
Malone scored their 2 runs in the
SNEADS, MARCH 7-Good
things come to those who wait.
The Wildcats (8-2; 1-0, 2-2A) had
to wait 34 minutes to start their varsity
game due to the fact that earlier that
afternoon Sneads had to dry out their
infield with an airboat. Not only did
they have to wait for the start of the
game, they were also patient at the
plate and their patience paid off in a
11-1 pasting of the Pirates (2-5; 1-2,
2-2A) in 6 innings.
Altha didn't waste any time in
getting on the board. Lead off batter
Josh McIntosh reached base after
being hit by a pitch. He advanced
to second base on a passed ball. Tad
Scott was issued a walk. McIntosh
and Scott and moved to third and
second, respectively, on the catcher's
indifference. McIntosh scored after
being hit by the catcher's attempted
pick-offthrow. Scott moved to third
on a wild pitch then he stole home
to give Altha a 2-0 lead.
The Wildcats would plate 4 more
runs in the third inning. McIntosh
led off with single through the right
side of the infield. Scott reached on
an error by the shortstop. Noah Byler
drew a walk to load up the bases.
With one out Jake Edenfield was
issued a walk that scored McIntosh.
Next, Cale Chafin also walked
and that brought Scott across the
plate. Keith Kirkpatrick followed
with a.single to left centerfield that
plated Noah. Edenfield scored
the Wildcats final run on a passed
Altha built an 8-0 lead in the
fourth inning. Josh McIntosh
led off by ripping a grass-burner
through the left side of the infield.
He moved to second ,base on the
catcher's indifference and he
advanced to third on a wild pitch.
Tad Scott reached on an error by
the second baseman that scored
McIntosh. Noah Byler slammed a
single off the left centerfield fence
that moved Scott to second.
Sneads scored their only run on
an error in the fourth inning.
Altha ended the game in the
sixth inning by putting three more
runs on the board. Noah Byler was
issued a lead off walk. Edenfield
returned a single back through the
middle of the infield. On a 2-2 pitch
count, Keith Kirkpatrick hammered
a 3-run homer (his third jack of the
year) over the left centerfield fence
to secure Altha's 11-1 win.
Pitcher Tad Scott was lights out
in picking up his fifth win of the
season. He struck out 10 Pirates,
allowed 2 hits, and issued only 1
Keith Kirkpatrick led the
Wildcats at the plate by going 2
for 3, scored a run and he collected
4 RBIs. Josh McIntosh was 2 for
3 and he crossed the dish 3 times.
Jake Edenfield was 1 for 3, scored
twice, and was credited with a RBI.
Tony Golden singled in his 4 plate
With this win the Wildcats etched *
another mark in the record books.
This is the sixth time this season
they have 10-runned an opponent
in 5 innings or more.
Altha's junior varsity was tied
with Sneads, 1-1, through 3 innings.
Then the wheels fell off in the fourth
inning and the Pirates won, 14-1.
Chuck Simmons scored the
only run for the Wildcats (3-4)
in the second inning. He led off
with a walk and moved to second
on Jeremy O'Bryan's groundout.
An error by the pitcher advanced
Simmons to third base and he
crossed home plate on an errant
pick-off throw by the catcher.
Jacob Warner gave the Wildcats
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He induced 6 groundouts, struck out
2 batters and gave up an unearned
run. Also, Warner had Altha's only
other hit in the game-a single back
through the box.
Altha was back in action this past
Monday when they hosted Liberty
County (check next week's issue
for game details). Tomorrow the
Graceville Tigers come calling for a
4 p.m. (CT) junior varsity game and
the varsity action gets underway at 6
p.m. (CT). This Friday the Wildcats
travel down State Road 71 to take
on Blountstown. The junior varsity
game is at 3:30 p.m..(CT) and the
first pitch of the varsity game is
scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT). Next
Tuesday the Munroe Bobcats come
to "The Cotton Patch" for a 5 p.m.
(CT) varsity-only game.
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