Hanna jury unable
to reach verdict
by Teresa Eubanks,
"We might could change
one but not the other."
That's what the jury
foreman told Circuit Court
Judge L. Ralph Smith
Jr. when asked if more
deliberation would help the
deadlocked jury produce a
verdict in the grand theft trial
of former Liberty County
Sammy Hanna last week in Bristol.
The foreman made it clear that while one juror
might be convinced to vote with the majority, it was
unlikely the second holdout would be swayed.
The jury was sent out at 11:13 a.m. on Wednesday
following a day and a half of testimony.
Court reconvened at 4:15 p.m. after the judge
received a note that the six-member jury was unable
to reach a verdict.
Smith sent the jury out a second time but they
returned one minute later to report that they could not
come to an agreement.
Smith declared a mistrial.
Assistant State Attorney Neill Wade asked that a
new trial be set immediately and was given a date of
Hanna was charged with grand theft following
an investigation by the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement into the delivery by a Hosford trucking
company of two large loads of asphalt milling from a
Gadsden County DOT yard taken to the home
See JURY DEADLOCK on page 3
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The Easter Bunny got a little help from Jessie
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6, both of Kinard, when they dyed eggs at
their grandmother's house (Doris Barbee) in
preparation for the Easter Egg hunt held at Open
Arms Church on Saturday. ANGIE DAVIS PHOTO
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-" X Phillip and Lisa Vaughn
a second time
for making meth
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Calhoun County couple is once again facing
charges after investigators found the ingredients to
make methamphetamine in their home Thursday,
according to a report from the Calhoun County
Investigator Michael Bryant and Deputy Eddie
Dalton, accompanied by two parole officers, found
chemicals, dishes and other equipment used to operate
a methamphetamine lab when they searched the home
of Phillip and Lisa Vaughn on Willow Bend Road.
The couple's two children, one 14 and the other
four years old, were also at the residence.
The Vaughns are both on state probation following
their 2006 arrests for possessing a methamphetamine
lab. Their probationary status allows authorities to
conduct searches of their home.
Investigators report finding a large gray plastic
container in the master bedroom that held the
following: A lunch box that contained MSM and
Draino, glass and plastic containers of iodine residue, a
container of razor blades and an empty of Heet (methyl
alcohol), along with a soft drink bottle that held match
striker plates soaking in alcohol, a nylon bag with
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Sheriff's Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...8 Farmer's Almanac...11
8 A Page to the Past...11 Birthdays...12 Lion's Roar...15 Candidate Update...15 Schools...19, 20 Speak Up!...24
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ph strips, an eye drop bottle of muriatic acid,
plastic tubing and a dish that tested positive for the
presence of methamphetamine.
In the closet of the master bedroom, investigators
discovered a box that held two light bulbs altered
to inhale meth and paraphernalia including three
pieces of tinfoil used to inhale the drug, razor blades
and a container of white powder residue that tested
positive for the presence of meth.
Also found in the closet was a measuring cup
with Heet and match striker plates, a container of
red phosphorus, a digital scale, a plastic container
of a white powder substance that tested positive
for the presence of meth and a pill identified as
A hot plate, Pyrex dish and a glass jar that held
a bi-layer liquid was found inside a bathroom
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Many common household items are among the
elements needed for making meth. Those items
are shown here after a search of a Calhoun
County home last week.
"There is probable cause to believe that
Phillip and Lisa Vaughn were manufacturing
methamphetamine, were in possession of listed
chemicals (pseudoephedrine) and were in possession
of drug paraphernalia," according to a news release
issued by the sheriff's office. "There is also evidence
to support that these activities were occurring inside
the residence with minor children present.
The couple were taken into custody for a
warrantless violation of probation arrest. When
given a drug test by the Dept. of Children and
Families, both tested positive for the presence of
methamphetamine, according to an investigator's
They are charged with manufacture of
methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals
as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and
Blountstown teen OK after SUV rolls over him
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A 14-year-old Blountstown
youngster returned to school
Tuesday, just a week after being
rushed to the hospital when the
tire of a large SUV rolled over
his midsection, according to his
mother, Alisha Speights.
Cassius "Miah" Jackson,
an eighth-grade student at
Blountstown Middle School, was
playing with his cousins during
a cookout at his uncle's Ridge
Avenue residence on March 18.
It was just before 6 p.m. when
he ran around the mobile home,
slipped on some leaves and
landed on his back, his mother
He fell behind a Chevrolet
Tahoe that was backing up,
driven by his father, Donnie Lee
The vehicle rolled over the
youngster. "The back tire went all
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the way across his stomach," his
mother said. The boy yelled and
quickly moved out of the Tahoe's
path, dodging the front tire.
He was rushed by ambulance
to the Liberty County football
field, where he was taken to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
by emergency helicopter.
Remarkably, his injuries were
minimal. His mother calls it an
Easter miracle. "When he felt it
run across his stomach, he knew
he was hurt. He felt pain on his
stomach and then the pain was
gone," she said.
"He was sore and bruised and
had a little scratch on his side,"
she said, adding that the accident
left "prints from the tire" on his
He remained at the hospital
overnight, where doctors ran
several tests and determined that
"there was no internal bleeding
and nothing was broken," his
mother said. "We stayed there
until Wednesday morning. They
wanted to be sure he was digesting
his food well."
He received pain medication
during the flight to the hospital.
Once admitted, he was given
medication to keep him hydrated,
but other than that, he didn't
really need much, Speights said.
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*Kenneth Mosley, child support, order of contempt.
*Thomas Jenkins, parole violation.
*Dale Green, child support.
*Ronny Creamer, domestic battery.
*Phillip Vaughn, VOP.
*Kim Johnson, contempt of court.
*Ismael Gutierrez, no valid driver's license.
*Curtis Davis, possession of less than 20 grams, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
*James E. Pierce, trespass in unoccupied structure.
*Christy Hill, possession of alcohol by person under
the age of 21.
*Christopher Hill, possession of alcohol by person
under the age of 21.
*Bryant Washington, VOSS.
*Sara Simmons Yon, aggravated battery.
*Melody A. Andrews, retail petty theft.
*Steven Anthony Hull, retail petty theft.
*Mathew Thompson, disorderly intoxication, VOP
*Ryan Pierce Walker, DUI.
*Stephen Dawson, possession of controlled sub-
stance with intent to sell, sale of controlled substance
within 1,000 ft. of place of worship, home invasion, rob-
bery, possession of stolen property.
*Rufus Cargile, sale of controlled substance cocaine,
possession with intent to sell.
*Dominque Cargile, sale of controlled substance -
cocaine, possession with intent to sell.
*Demis L. Sneads, aggravated assault on law enforce-
ment officer, aggravated fleeing and eluding, willful and
wanton, reckless driving.
*Timothy W. Hatten, passing worthless bank
*William C. Pearce, holding for Leon Co. Sheriff's
*Lisa Ann Vaughn, holding for CCSO.
*Celeste Chambers, VOP (state), disturbing a school
*Daniel Trevor Nelson, sale of controlled substance
within 1,000 ft. of place of worship, possession of con-
trolled substance with intent to sell, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.
*Christy L. Hill, holding for CCSO.
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Blountstown Police Dept.
March 17 through March 23, 2008
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Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....100
Business alarms.....05 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints.............................. ........................ 117
*Timothy Parrish, FTA.
*Belinda Mayo, VOP.
*Martin Granja, felony driving while
pended or revoked (habitual).
*Robert-Dutton, domestic battery.
*Morderon Gatlin, VOP.
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MARCH 26, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
of Commissioner L.B. Arnold. At
the same time, numerous loads
were being picked up by the
Liberty County dump trucks for
Arrest warrants were issued
last year for both Hanna and
Arnold. FDLE agents went to
Hanna's home and took him into
custody. Arnold has never been
Hanna began working as road
superintendent in June 2005
and resigned from that job in
November of 2006.
Arnold remains in his job
as county commissioner,
representing the communities of
joins the US Army
Nicholas G. Tipton has joined
the United States Army under
the Delayed Entry Program. The
program gives young men and
women the opportunity to delay
entering active duty for up to one
The enlistment gives the new
soldier the option to learn a new skill,
travel and become eligible to receive
as much as $50,000 toward a college
education. After completion of basic
military training, soldiers receive
advanced individual training in their
career job specialty prior to being
assigned to their first permanent
Tipton, graduated in 2003 from
Blountstown High School, and
received a bachelor's degree in 2006
from the University of West Florida,
Pensacola. He will report to Fort
Benning, Columbus, GA, for basic
training in September 2008.
He is the son of Ricky and Sheila
Tipton of Blountstown.
Sumatra, Orange and Telogia.
When txro large truckloads
of milling were delivered to
Arnold's Telogia home last year,
"Everybody involved in this
knew something was wrong,"
said the assistant state attorney
during closing arguments
Wednesday morning. "Taking
public property for personal
benefit is flat wrong."
Wade reminded jurors that
the county commissioner's
testimony "flatly contradicts the
He reminded them that Arnold
stated, "I don't know anything
about this. It must have been
Earnest Hill. I didn't know it (the
milling) was coming."
Wade asserted that a series of
calls made on Hanna's county cell
phone the day the milling was
delivered shows that Hanna was
in frequent contact with Arnold
and R.G. Brown.
"You may think that someone
else is guilty but Mr. Hanna set the
schedule, arranged delivery and
gave directions to the Gadsden
County DOT pit to Brown's
two truck drivers," he said. "Mr.
Hanna made those loads appear
in Mr. Arnold's yard."
In his closing argument
Wednesday morning, Hanna's
attorney, Richard Smith, told
jurors, "There's quite frankly, a
large lack of evidence" against
"It was testified to that it was
Mr. Arnold who wanted to use
R.G. Brown's trucks (to deliver
the milling). It was his idea from
the very inception," Smith said.
Smith called Arnold to the
stand last Tuesday afternoon
and the county commissioner
acknowledged that he knew he
could face prosecution in the
When Smith pointed out to
the jury that the assistant state
attorney didn't call Arnold to
testify, Wade objected, and stated
that he did not call on Arnold
because, "I didn't have the ability
to call him without giving him
As he resumed his final
argument, Smith said, "Come
hell or high water, Mr. Arnold
was getting some milling and he
had a plan to do so."
FDLE agents arrested Hanna
in an attempt "to get the, weaker
person to 'flip' the stronger
person," said Smith.
"Sammy didn't tell them what
they wanted to hear and that's
why he's here today," Smith said.
"We all know this case was never
about Hanna, it was about L.B.
Just because he's not on trial does
not mean he's not responsible."
During cross examination,
"Mr. Wade was terribly hard on
L.B. Arnold...almost as if he were
the defendant," Smith said.
"And maybe he should have
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SP tial denture which is exactly what the name implies, and therein
lies its limitation. The partial is inconvenient because it must be
removed from the mouth for cleaning. Often loose, it can trap food
and become annoying and embarrassing. The second option, the
fixed bridge, involves the preparation, or cutting down, of adjacent
teeth and construction of two or more crowns basically hooked to-
gether by the replacement tooth or teeth. This is a cemented res-
toration, which never comes out, has no wires, and closely mimics
Dr. Larry J. Cook natural teeth in look, feel, and function. Its limitations are that adja-
cent teeth have to be disturbed and that a bridge cannot be used if the patient has no back
tooth on which to attach the restoration.
Sometime in the 1960's, a group of dentists that were considered radical thinkers at the
time began to experiment with placing pieces of metal into the bone of the upper and lower
jaws and attaching false teeth to them, a science we now call implantology.
By now, the use of the dental implant is a well respected and successful therapy that is part
of every dentist's list of alternative treatments for patients with missing teeth.
Today's implants are for the most part made with surgical grade titanium, placed within the
bone and left for a period of time, usually three to six months, for the bone to integrate or fuse
to the newly inserted implant. Many options are then open to the dentist and patient. In simple
situations, a false tooth can be screwed directly onto the implant head, or an "abutment" that
resembles a metal jacket can be screwed onto the implant, and the false tooth in the form of
a crown can be cemented to the precision piece. Implants can be used to replace a single
missing tooth, or can be placed in multiples to replace multiple missing teeth similar to the
bridge mentioned above. Often they are used to secure a loose denture, sometimes even
adapting and using the old denture. The dental implant
has certainly added a new dimension in the versatility of
treatment planning for the modern dentist.
Missing teeth can hamper one's quality of life from
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Grand theft charges
against Hanna are
dropped by judge
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The jury may not have been
able to reach a decision about
the fate of former Liberty County
U Road Superintendent Sammy
Hanna, who was tried for grand
theft last week, but Circuit Court
. Judge L. Ralph Smith Jr. did.
Smith filed a judgement
0 of acquittal with the Liberty
S* County Clerk's Office Tuesday
2 A_ The judge denied Hanna's first
S'. motion for acquittal made at the
close of last week's trial before
the case was turned over to the
After the jury deadlocked,
Smith declared a mistrial and later reconsidered Hanna's original
motion and found that the evidence presented at trial was not sufficient
to lead to a conviction.
In his judgement of acquittal, Smith found:
The evidence is insufficient to warrant a conviction.
Liberty County never owned the asphalt milling which was the
subject of the grand theft charge.
The state owned the asphalt milling, which was delivered to the
home of Liberty County Commissioner L.B. Arnold to pave a portion
of his property.
Hanna did not receive any benefit from Arnold's receiving the
milling from the Dept. of Transportation (DOT).
Hanna never possessed the milling and therefore, could not have
used it, disposed of it or transferred it.
Since Hanna never obtained any of the milling L.B. Arnold
received, there can be no finding that he obtained such property by
fraud, willful misrepresentation or by false promise.
The evidence shows that DOT routinely gives away its asphalt
millings to other governmental agencies and private individuals are
only given the inferior grade millings which are the last millings
remaining when a storage site is vacated.
Market value of the millings could not be satisfactorily
ascertained, and to prove a theft was committed, it is necessary to
prove the property had some value.
The DOT made no claim that Hanna stole any of the milling and
no DOT employee was ever called as a witness in the trial.
"Rule 3.380, Fla. R. Crim. P., provides that the court may enter a
judgement of acquittal if the court is of the opinion, at the close of
all of the evidence in the cause, that the evidence is insufficient to
warrant a conviction," Smith wrote.
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Driver's license, vehicle
The Blountstown Police Department
will be conducting driver's license and
vehicle inspection checkpoints during the
week of March 26 April 1 on Central
Avenue, Main Street and River Street in
the City of Blountstown.
Recognizing the danger presented to
the public by defective vehicle equipment,
officers will concentrate their efforts
on vehicles being operated with defects
such as bad brakes, worn tires and
defective lighting equipment. In addition,
attention will be directed to drivers who
would violatee the driver license laws of
The Blountstown Police Department
has found these checkpoints to be an
effecnmve means of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Florida %while
ensuring the protection of all motorists.
Dog Show in Sneads
to be held March 29
The Sneads Carlisle Rose Garden Club 1
\%ill host the Third Annual Dog Show on 4
Saturday, March 29. Registration begins
at 4 p.m. (CT) with the dog show begin-
ning at 5 p.m. The show will take place
at the Sneads High School Football Field.
The dog and handler registration fees are
.$10 Gate fees for adults are S5, children
7 to 17 are $3 and ages 6 and under are
lfou w ish to ad ertise w ith us or sim-
ply donate money to our club, your mon-
etar\ support all goes toward beautifica-
ion of our town of Sneads.
Altha Wildcats to serve
catfish plates this Friday
The Altha Wildcats baseball team will
be ser ing fried catfish fillet plates at
this Friday's (March 28) game against
The plates will be ready around 5 p.m.
(CT) and will include baked beans and
coleslaw. Plan on coming to the games at
4 p.m. and 6 p.m ICT). cheering on the
Wildcats and enjo\ ing a delicious catfish
supper this Friday!
Relay for Life fundraiser
set for April 11 in Bristol
The Relay for Life team from the First
Baptist Church of Bristol %%ill hold a
chicken pilau on Fnda., April 11 from 11
a.m. until the food runs out at W\\hitfield's
Lot on H\vwy. 20 in Bristol.
Tickets are $6 each and are being sold
by team members.
For more information or to purchase
tickets ahead oftime please call 643-5400
Red Oak Reunion
set for March 29
The Red Oak Reunion "ill be held at
Sam Atkins Park on Saturday, March 29.
Bnng a covered dish and join us for lunch
at 11:30 a.m. (CT).
Paper products and ice w ill be pro-
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
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WEDNESDAYMARE- 26 ,
.. Blood Mobile, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., BHS
*Long Term Care, 10 a.m. till noon, Calhoun County Public Library
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* AA. 7 p m, Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail
Si'tthl Christophert 'MicC:iain
* Congressman Allen Boyd's Rep.. 9:30 to 11 a.m. (CT). Calhoun County
Courthouse; & 1:30 lo 3:30 p.m. iET). Liberty County Courthouse
* Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept., 7 p.m., voting house
* VFW, 7:30 p.m.. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* AA. 7 p.m.. basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
Dance, 6 12p m. American Legion Hall in Blounrsrown
* Calhoun County Children's Coalition. 9 a m.. W T. Neal Civic Center
Pine Needle Basket leaking Cklass
8:30 a.m, Pioneer Settlement
'Bessie r11'l loor 'Birthdat art .' i/ B
6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center
Dance at American Legion
6 12p m, in Blounrstown
"Miss 'Nort'i tL Springtime Pageant
2 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center
Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Altha Boy Scouts, 5:30 p.m., Altha Volunteer. Fire Department
AA, 6-30 p.m., Liberty Co. Courthouse (west side entrance)
Bulldog Club, 7 p.m., LCHS field house
TUESDAY, APRIL 1
Mossy Pond VFD Auxilary, 12-30 p.m., Fire House
Calhoun County Commission. 2 p.m., Calhoun Co.
Courthouse Ce '
AA. 6:30 p.m., Liberty Co. Courthouse (wes1 side entrance) ; ..
Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge. 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge,
Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, 7 p m., Apalachee Restauran
Brownie Troop 158, 7-8:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
liU ubostr uD ^1p.m. -Inerty u unty iiign cno
SJKUIU Booster lIUD, 7 p.m., Liberty county High school
* Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p.m Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
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'Labor 101' begins
March 26 in Btown
Calhoun-Liberty Healthy Start will be
conducting a Childbirth Education Class,
"Labor 101," beginning Wednesday,
March 26, 6 p.m. (CT) in the conference
room of the W.T. Neal Civic Center in
Participants will be instructed in time
proven techniques that assist women and
their partners in coping with the many
challenges of labor. Classes will be held
each Wednesday for four weeks. Women
who are expecting in late April, May and
Jiine are invited to participate.
This class is a free sen ice pro% ided by
Healthy Start and the Calhoun and Liberty
County Health Departments If you ha\e
questions or would like to register, please
Scall 643-2415, ext 249 or 227. ask to speak
% with Katrina or Peggy.
Dance and game night for
middleschoolers on April 5
The Calhoun-Libert. RelaN for Life
Dance and Game Night for grades 6-8
% ill be held on Saturda\. April 5 from 7
to 10 p.m (CT) at the Veterans Memorial
Park Civ ic Center in Bristol.
There xill be Guitar Hero. food, lihe
D.J.. photos. games and fun!!
There is a $5 cover charge and all
food, drinks, and games are an additional
charge. The e\ent will be fully chaper-
All proceeds will go to the American
Tryouts for Team Evolution
set for March 29 in Bristol
Team Elolution 16 and tnder Girls
Fast Pitch Softball Team will ha\e utryouts
for their travel team. Tryouts will be
held at the Libert) Count. High School
Softball field on Saturda\. March 29 at
5 p.m. (ET).
All girls that did not rum 17 before
Jan. 1, 2008 and are interested in playing
tournament softball are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Coach John
Capers at 643-2592 or Coach Da\ id Black
Fish Fry Friday
The Fouw Winds Scholarship Corpora-
tion will have their annual fish fr3 on Fri-
day. April 4 at Altha City Hall between the
hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
At or around 2 p m. \e \will have our
dra" ing of the w inning tickets for the two
boxes we had on display there in Decem-
ber Thank you for all your support.
That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
S your community announcements
and great response for our
MARCH 26, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5
Miss Calhoun County Pageant
planned April 19
The Miss Calhoun County
Pageant Committee would like to
invite your daughter to participate
in the 2008 Miss Calhoun County
Pageant as it celebrates its 11th
year as an official Miss National
Peanut Festival Preliminary.
Winners in the Little Miss and
Miss division will advance to the
Miss National Peanut Festival
Pageant in October. Contestants
must either live or attend school in
Calhoun County and must not have
ever been married or pregnant.
Tiny Miss: 4-5 years
Little Miss: First Grade
*Young Miss: Second Grade-10
Junior Miss: 11-13 years
Teen Miss: 14-16 years
Miss: 17-21 years (not over 21
by October 1)
Special Awards will include
Miss Spirit of Calhoun County
- The contestant that raises the
most money through sponsor ticket
and sponsor sales will be crowned
Miss Spirit of Calhoun County.
*People's Choice Award- This
will be awarded to the contestant
that has the most votes the day of
Photogenic One photogenic
winner will be selected from each
*Essay Award-The contestant
with the highest essay score will be
awarded the essay award.
Academic Excellence Award
- The contestant with the
highest GPA will be awarded
the Academic Excellence Award
(must provided a current report
card with GPA).
The pageant is scheduled for
April 19 at the Blountstown High
School Auditorium with Tiny-
Junior Miss beginning at 2 p.m.
(CT) and Teen and Miss beginning
at 6:30 p.m. (CT). The entry fee
is $60 and the deadline to enter is
April 2 at 5 p.m. (CT). Applications
are available at local schools or can
be emailed to you. There will be an
official sign-up on Sunday, March
30 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center
immediately following the Miss
North Florida Springtime Pageant
at 4 p.m. (CT). The directors will
be available to help answer any
questions regarding the pageant.
The sign-up will also include a
pageant/prom sale of pageant/
prom dresses and accessories. For
more information please visit the
Miss Calhoun County Web site at
bravehost.com/, e-mail miss_
call 557-3889 after 3:15 p.m. (CT).
Calls after 8 p.m. (CT) will not be
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CITY OF BRISTOL
2008 APPLICATION PERIOD FOR
SEWER IRRIGATION RATE ANNOUNCED
RESIDENTIAL USERS of the Bristol Municipal Waste-
water System who wish to have a fixed sewer rate for the
2008 summer months may apply for an irrigation rate for
sewer services by making application to the City of Bristol
at the office of the City Clerk, 12444 NW Virginia G Weav-
er Street, Bristol, Florida during regular business hours
(8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) April 1, 2008 -April 25, 2008.
The fixed Sewer Irrigation Rate will be based upon
the applicant's average water usage during the January,
February, and March 2008 billing cycles, calculated at the
rates set forth in City of Bristol Ordinance #2006-02, and
will be effective for six (6) billing cycles beginning May 1,
2008 and ending October 1, 2008.
Questions regarding the Sewer Irrigation Rate may
be addressed to Robin M. Hatcher, 'City Clerk at (850)
GP donates to pioneer settlement
Georgia Pacific plant manager Lee
Deskin is shown presenting a check
for $7,500 to Willard Smith and Jo
Plummer for the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement in Blountstown.
The funds are being used to build
a pole barn to protect a 10' x 18'
cast iron steam boiler (shown at.
right) that was recently given to the
settlement by Mays Gray of Wakulla .
County. The GP funds will also pay for an enclosure at the end of the barn that
will house another unique donation from Mays an ax collection said to be one
of the best in the south. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
Panama City Beach to host horse show April 23-26
The Gulf Coast Charity Horse "Wild Thang," yes it is the mon- and adults alike.
Show and Music Festival is back key's, riding dogs, herding sheep. The Gulf Coast Charity Cel-
for another great year on Panama Also, straight out of Las Vegas, ebration Horse Show and Music
City Beach! all four nights is Eric Martonvich Festival promises great horse fun,
The Horse Show and Music and Big Horse Productions, with along with live entertainment,
Festival will kick off Wednesday, acrobatic acts and Roman Riding continuous stage shows, vendor
April 23 and runs through Satur- on their eight Belgian Steed. Flip- booths featuring great seafood,
day, April 26 at Frank Brown Park penout Productions will round out jewelry, quality merchandise, arts
on Panama City Beach. The park Friday and Saturday nights with and crafts, amusement rides and
opens and entertainment begins their synchronized, dual tram- more.
daily at 3:30 p.m. and the Horse poline acts performed by U.S. Reserved seating is available.
Show at 5:30 p.m. Admission is Olympians. They jump in tandem, For further information about the
$12; children six years of age and flipping and twirling with skis and festival and reservations, please
under end person hnwing active snowboards delighting children call 914-9030.
military ID are free.
On Thursday, April 24 and Fri-
day, April 25, entertainment will
be provided by Arkansas' "Kenny
Kidd." When he tickles the ivory,
you would think you are listening
to little e Richard."
On Saturday, April 26 enter-
tainment will be provided by "Jeff
Cook and the Allstar Goodtime
On Wednesday, April 23 and
prior to the show each afternoon
at 3:30 p.m. Northwest Florida's
own "Ivey Brothers" will enter-
Specialty acts and back by
popular demand is Tim Leper and
Free Fishing Derby for Kids slated April 19
The Apalachicola National
Forest is sponsoring its Second
Annual Free Fishing Derby for
Kids, ages one to 16 years old on
the Apalachicola Ranger District,
Saturday April 19, from 8 a.m. -
To celebrate recreational fishing,
we again will be offering a day of
free fishing for kids this year. The
fishing derby will be located at
our derby pond near SR 12 just
southwest of FR 130 (directional
signs will be posted) on the
Apalachicola Ranger District.
One on going goal of the derby is
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this event is to promote fishing on
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of our fisheries resources.
To register call or visit the
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11152 NWSR20, Bristol, FL32321,
(850) 643-2282. Registration is
from March 17 through April 14,.
the Attic' portrait
sale to benefit
Superior Bank Relay for Life
Team will be hosting "Treasures
in the Attic" Portrait Sale. Portraits
will be taken Thursday, April
10 through Sunday April 13 at
Superior Bank. Tickets need to be
purchased by Thursday, April 3. A
$9.95 gift card or certificate entitles
you to (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7's, and (8)
wallets. One hundred percent of the
proceeds will go to the American
Anyone interested in buying
one can go to any Superior Bank
(Calhoun or Liberty) locations or
contact Robin Harrell or Melissa
Brown at 674-5900.
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The first Hundred Years' War oc-
curred between England and France
during the years from 1337 to 1453.
The crux of this war was that suc-
cessive kings of England had con-
trolled large areas of France called
fiefs in exchange for their loyalty
and service to the kings of France,
but over time the French grew tired
of the English presence and the war
was on. America's presence in Iraq
is analogous to the English presence in France some
600 years ago.
Looks like America might have its own Hundred
Years' War. John McCain, the Republican presi-
dential hopeful, has stated that American military
forces would remain in Iraq 100 years if that is what
it takes to win the war. His comments have received
wide publicity and have been repeated often in the
news media. Rarely is McCain asked for a defini-
tion of "winning the war." When proponents of the
war are asked about the outcome of the war, their
answers are at best fluff.
I recently listened to an interview with Army
General David Petraeus, the U. S. commander in
Iraq. General Petraeus was asked how the Iraqis are
responding to America's effort to establish a demo-
cratic government in Iraq. His response was that
the Iraqis respond positively to America's initiatives
when it's in their best interest. No surprise here,
people everywhere look out for their best interest.
Petraeus commented that the U. S. military's
surge effort was successful in that it had increased
security in Baghdad, but this condition is tenuous
and reversible. In spite of the political pressure on
General Petraeus, he gives straight answers. What
I heard in his words was that if the U. S. military
presence is substantially reduced, the violence will
General Petraeus continued that for America to
be successful in Iraq some semblance of normalcy
has to return for the Iraqi people. They have to be
safe in their homes and cities. Like all of us, they
need food, water and electricity.
The issue for General Petraeus, the U. S. military
and for Americans in general is how to bring about
a functioning Iraqi government that
can provide for its citizens. As to
the future of Iraq, America is be-
tween a rock and a hard place. As
my old sharp-tongued grandmother
would say, "We are dammed if we
do, and dammed if we don't."
Mr. Bush is attempting and will
probably be successful in his efforts
to ensure an American presence in
Iraq for years to come. The Bush
in conjunction with the Iraqi gov-
ernment has formulated a Status of Forces Agree-
ment (SOFA) which would govern U. S. military
participation in Iraq for years to come. The U. S.
has SOFAs with all the countries where U. S. mili-
tary forces are based.
The political conundrum for the Democratic
presidential hopefuls is that they have promised to
end the war in Iraq. That theme sells well on the
political stump, but the reality of carrying out those
promises is remote.
The problem is that ending the war, bringing
home the troops and living happily ever after is not
in the cards because Iraq is a basket case. The crux
of the problem is the invasion of Iraq and the five-
year U.S. presence which many Iraqis consider an
occupation. However, even more significantly is that
the Iraqi society has essentially been destroyed dur-
ing the last 18 years. In the 1991 Gulf War, U.S. led
coalition air forces bombed and destroyed the coun-
try's infrastructure. Years of UN sanctions failed to
influence Saddam Hussein, but the sanctions had a
debilitating effect on the people of Iraq.
When it comes to a resolution on Iraq the next
president will be dammed if they do and dammed
if they don't. It is a no-win situation. When U. S.
military troops leave Iraq, the ethnic groups and
insurgents will kill each other until the last man is
standing. The Iranians will be the influential power
in the Middle East and the major beneficiary of Mr.
Bush's war. The only counter to that is America's
Hundred Years' War in Iraq.
Mr. Bush can burnish his legacy as much as he
wishes, but the Iraq War will hang about his neck
and America's neck like a millstone.
Jerry Cox is a retired military
officer and writer with an extensive
background in domestic and
foreign policy issues. He lives in
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Tax fraud: Coming to a mailbox,
phone or e-mail inbox near you
tax season, scam artists come
out to prey on unsuspecting
consumers. Your Better
Business Bureau (BBB) warns
that fraudsters posing as the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
are using mail, e-mail and the
telephone to con taxpayers into
revealing their personal and
"Filing taxes can be a
complicated and confusing
process for many people,"
said Norman Wright, President
of your BBB Foundation.
"Scammers are very adept at
posing as the IRS, preying
on consumers' anxiety to
con victims into revealing
their personal and financial
Scams through e-mail:
Most tax scams are perpetrated
through e-mail phishing
schemes. Scammers use a
variety of tactics to trick
victims into thinking they're
being contacted by the IRS,
credit card companies or
E-mails often look official,
for example using the IRS
logo, and are often addressed
to the recipient by name.
They may claim that there's
an issue with the recipient's
refund, that they are being
audited or that there is a
problem preventing their taxes
from being processed.
Often, hyperlinks lead to
a Web site where victims
are asked for Social Security
numbers, bank account
information or credit card
numbers. In some cases, these
illicit sites automatically install
viruses and malware on the
victim's computer or steal
personal information without
the victim's knowledge.
Know the Red Flags:
Many phishing scams are
operated outside the United
States, and their e-mails are
often rife with spelling and
grammatical mistakes. And the
IRS doesn't send unsolicited,
tax-account related e-mails to
Scams over the phone:
about one ploy in
pose as IRS
saying they are
calling to verify a,
because the IRS
has noticed that
the individual has
not cashed their
BBB warns consumers about
one ploy in which scammers
pose as IRS representatives,
saying they are calling to verify
a taxpayer's bank account
number because the IRS has
noticed that the individual has
not cashed their tax refund
Know the Red Flags:
The IRS does not monitor
whether or not taxpayers
have cashed refund checks
or not. And the IRS primarily
communicates with taxpayers
in writing through the U.S.
Scams through the mail:
The IRS reports that non-U.S.
residents are receiving bogus
IRS letters and a fake Form
W-8BEN for establishing
appropriate tax withholding.
Recipients are told to fill out
the form and provide account
numbers, pin numbers, their
mother's maiden name and
their passport number.
Know the Red Flags:
Consumers who receive IRS
or tax-related forms in the mail
should go online to verify the
authenticity of forms on the
IRS Web site. In the case of
non-U.S. residents, the real
Form W-8BEN does not ask
for personal information.
Refund scams: With the
approval of the 2008 economic
stimulus package, consumers
need to be on the lookout for
refund check scams.
While no specific tax refund
scams have emerged yet in the
2008 tax season, BBB predicts
it's only a matter of time.
In a variation of the age-
old advance fee check scam,
BBB advises consumers that
they could potentially receive
what looks like a legitimate
check from the IRS in the mail
with directions to wire money
back to the IRS or some other
third party who is supposedly
processing the check on behalf
of the IRS in order to cover
fees or taxes.
Know the Red Flags:
Consumers don't need to
divulge any information
beyond filing their tax returns,
nor do they need to wire money
to receive their refund check.
Consumers should verify
the identity and legitimacy
of the individual and
organization before providing
any information, whether by
phone, mail or e-mail.
For additional information
and advice you can trust, start
PIJL C NOTICE
The regular meetings of the Liberty County
School Board are held on the second Tuesday
of each month beginning at 5:00 p.m. The reg-
ular meeting for April has been moved to April
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office at 11493 NW Summers
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call Jame6 at 899-0979
Liberty County School Board is proposing changes
to the following policies:
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A public hearing on these policies will be held on Apri
15, 2008 at the Liberty County Administrative Offices
Hwy 12 South, Bristol, FL 32321 at 5:00 pm. Copies
of the policies are available at the Superintendent's
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MARCH 26, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9
Chamber holds ribbon-cutting for new Auto Zone
Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce members, City of Blountstown officials and local pageant
winners gathered to mark the grand opening of the area's newest business, Auto Zone. Along with
touring the store, visitors were treated to hotdogs and hamburgers and door prizes were given out.
There was also some unique entertainment when a wrestling ring was set up outside of the store
and combatants showcased their skills both theatrical and athletic. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
Bronson unveils new fuel quality standards for gasoline/ethanol blends
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson announced new fuel
quality standards for gasoline
blended with ethanol.
All motor fuels sold in Florida,
including those containing
ethanol, are required to meet
fuel quality standards adopted
by the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services to ensure proper
consumer vehicle performance.
Motor fuels not meeting these
standards are not permitted to be
sold to consumers.
These changes specifically
target selected fuel quality
standards for gasoline blended
with 10 percent or less ethanol.
They take into account the effect
ethanol has on the properties of
gasoline when the two are mixed
Ethanol, an alternative and
renewable fuel that can be made
from a variety of agricultural crops
and wastes as well as biomass,
has the potential to alleviate the
nation's dependence on foreign
oil and reduce greenhouse gas
emissions. It is a cleaner-burning
fuel that can easily be mixed
with gasoline in concentrations
of 10 percent or less and used
in virtually any modern day
Blending ethanol with gasoline
is beneficial for the environment
as it burns cleaner than gasoline,
contributing to the reduction of
greenhouse gas and other harmful
Today, numerous gas stations
in Florida are selling gasoline/
ethanol blends and doing so with
However, capacity still exists
for more ethanol blending to
take place in Florida, which is
expected to significantly increase
as a result of these new fuel
Florida ranks third in the
nation in its use of motor fuel,
consuming about 8.7 billion
gallons of gasoline annually.
As a result, the state has the
potential to reduce gasoline
consumption by 870 million
gallons each year through the
addition of a 10 percent ethanol
mix in the gasoline supply
Bronson believes that his
department's "Farm to Fuel"
initiative -- an initiative in which
state agricultural producers are
being encouraged to raise crops
and use biomass to produce
renewable energy -- will increase
the amount of ethanol and
biodiesel produced, blended and
sold in Florida.
"As our 'Farmto Fuel' initiative
moves forward, we expect to be
among the leading producers of
biofuels in the country," Bronson
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State employees raise $2,369,804 for charitable organizations
TALLAHASSEE members who contributed humbled by the hard work of Committee and United Way
Hundreds of state employees their time and energy to help everyone involved in raising of the Big Bend, which is the
attended the annual Florida their agencies collectively nearly $2.4 million for this fiscal agent for the FSECC in
State Employees' Charitable raise $2,369,804 for the 2007 year's campaign." the Big Bend, presented special
Campaign (FSECC) Awards campaign. The money raised State employees celebrated awards to state agencies and
Celebration today at the from the campaign will support their campaign with lunch, their coordinators for their
North Florida Fairgrounds hundreds of local, state, entertainment and support contributions. Flag Credit
to recognize their many: national, and international from several state-agency Union and Leon-Tallahassee
accomplishments that made this charitable organizations. dignitaries. The Big Bend Federal Credit Union helped
vear's camnaion successful. "It has truly been an honor FSECC Local Steering sponsor the event.
Chief Financial Officer
Alex Sink, who served as
the 2007 FSECC chair,
personally congratulated the
many hard-working, state-
employee coordinators and
COMMUNITY CHURCH -
Blountstown Community Church
will have a spirit-filled gospel
sing with the Stepping Out on
Faith on March 30 at 5 p.m. (CT).
Come and get a blessing and be
The church is located on Hwy.
71 South in Blountstown.
ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL
CHURCH- St. Luke's Episcopal
Church Fine Arts Series presents
Tyler Nelson, tenor and Josh
Martin, pianist on Sunday, April
6 at 4 p.m. (CT).
Donations will be accepted for
the Fine Arts Series. A meet the
artist reception will follow the
The church is located at 4362
Lafayette St. in Marianna.
to serve as the 2007 Florida
State Employees' Charitable
Campaign Chair," CFO Sink
said. "From the generosity
of state employees to the
dedication of the campaign
coordinators, I have been
Church of Altha will be having
their annual homecoming on
Sunday, April 6. The Kirklands
from Douglas, GA will be our
We would like to invite all to
come and enjoy the anointing of
God as they minister in song and
word. Services will being at 10
a.m. and following will be dinner
in the fellowship hall.
Come expecting a mighty move
of God and good fellowship.
The church is located on Jim
Godwin Road off of Hwy. 71
North of Blountstown.
For more information please
Fellowship & Events
ST. MARY MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH The
St. Mary Missionary Baptist
Church Women's Ministry would
like to invite the community
to our Women's Annual Day
Workshop on Saturday, March
29 starting at 10 a.m. (CT).
The featured speakers are Sister
Everline Sims-Brown, Evangelist
Betty Richardson and Dr. Francis
The church is located at 16345
SE River St. in Blountstown.
Area clergy invited to bread breaking
Big Bend Hospice Chaplains invite area clergy to attend a special
luncheon at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at Goodwood Jubilee
Cottage, 1600 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee. Come enjoy a
complimentary meal and fellowship with community clergy.
"We have planned a very special time for our clergy to gather,
fellowship and to discuss issues that impact them in ministering
to those who are dying," said Rev. Candace McKibben, Big Bend
Hospice Pastoral Care Coordinator. "At this quarterly meeting Dr.
David Robinson and Dr. Ron Hartsfield, Big Bend Hospice Medical
Directors, will share their stories about the role of spirituality in
how they practice medicine as well as how they see physicians and
clergy working collaboratively in hospice care." The meeting is
open to all clergy in Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla,
Franklin, Liberty and Gadsden counties.
Please RSVP to Candace McKibben, if possible by April 15 at
878-5310, X250 or firstname.lastname@example.org. One CEU will
We the family of the late Emanuel Solomon wish to express
sincere thanks to all for their acts of love and kindness shown during
the illness and passing of our loved one. The pillar of our family has
fallen, yet we stand strong upon the foundation built in God, love
and faith. We will always cherish our precious memories of Emanuel
Solomon,. which shall include thoughts of you. May God bless and
Sheila Web Solomon and the children of Emanuel Solomon
I would like to thank everyone in the community who
with the benefit Pilau in my
honor. I would also like to give
special thanks to the Liberty
County Sheriff's Office, Donnie
Conyers, Robert Hill, Doobie
Hayes, my family and all the
volunteers who helped to make
the benefit possible. Thanks
again for all the donations and
help in my time of need.
God bless you all.
We have a new bridal registry at Blountstown
Clarissa Hfayes & DanieCCooper
Sandi Skipper & Jonathan XimbreC
'May 3, 2008
Lauren Van Lierop & Joshua
Jumy 5, 200Q8
Stop by or call to purchase gifts for these couples!
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ON YOUR JOB
Text: Ephesians 6:5-8
It may be on a kitchen floor,
Or in a busy shopping store,
Or teaching, nursing, day by day
Till limb and brain almost give way;
Yet if, just there,
by Jesus thou art found,
The place thou standest
on is Holy Ground
"Servants, be obedient to them that
are your masters according to the flesh,
with fear and trembling, in singleness
of your heart, as unto Christ. (KJV)"
The word "servants" can mean "slave"
or "servant." Barnes says it means,
"One who is bound to render service
to another... and may denote, either a
slave, or 6ne who binds himself to ren-
der service to another. Today, we can
apply these principles to the employer
The application is, "Employees,
obey your employers, with respect and
fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as
you would obey Christ." One mark of
the spirit-filled life is our submission
to one another. We give one another
the respect that is due. This life begins
at home with our families. Husbands
love their wives as Christ loved the
church. Wives submit to the leader-
ship of the husbands. Children obey
their parents. Fathers bring up their
children in the training and instruction
of the Lord. Then we go out of the
home into the workplace. Servants or
employees obey their masters or em-
We should serve our employer as if
we were serving Christ Himself. We
should serve whole heartedly realizing
that it is not an earthly master we serve,
but Christ our Lord. "Strive always to
be like a good watch open face, busy
hands, pure gold, well-regulated, full
of good works.'"
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The lives of George Dewey Sr. &
Hazel Eunice Eubanks Bateman
G eorge and Hazel Bateman
lived in Bristol most of
their lives. George worked at
different jobs during his working
life. He snaked poles out of the
swamp with his prized oxen:
Rough, Rite, Buck and Bright. He
made syrup locally and traveled to
parts of the state making syrup
for different individuals.
George owned and operated
George Bateman Store, a large
grocery store on Main Street in
Bristol for many years. His store
was burned in the 1937 fire that
wiped out most of downtown
George worked at different
jobs during his working life.
He snakedpoles out of the
swamp with his prized oxen:
Rough, Rite, Buck and Bright.
He made syrup locally and
traveled to parts of the state
making syrup for different
He moved across the street and
then the Larkin Hotel next door caught fire and burned.-
There was lots of damage to the second store, but thanks
to Bertus Eubanks it was minimal. Bertus parked a fire
pumper truck between the two buildings and pumped water
constantly on the grocery store and saved it. The heat burned
all the paint off the fire truck.
Finally, the Great Depression closed the store for good.
His business was mostly credit and nobody had money to pay
their accounts. Therefore, he couldn't reorder and stock.
During WWII, the family moved to Pensacola, with
George working at the Navy Yard. After the war, they came
straight back to Bristol. George owned and operated a taxi
for many years. It would cost you $1 to go to Blountstown
and $6 to go to Quincy. He finished out his working life with
the State Department in Tallahassee. George passed away six
months before his retirement.
George was in poor health most of his adulthood but still
managed to provide his family with a good life. One of his
sayings was "It's not how much money you make but how
much you spend." He tried to teach his children that method
of handling their finances.
Their home was on Highway 20 in Bristol, a nice home at
the time. Payments on the house were about $10 a month.
At one time, he was having trouble making the payments and
went to the mortgage company in Tallahassee and negotiated
the amount down to $7.
Times were hard in those years. George's vice was new
cars, trading every two to three years and always paying with
cash. He always enjoyed negotiating prices and testing his
I remember many times him buying
clothes from E.H. Strickland and telling
him his money was short and he just
didn't know when the clothes would
be paid for. Hudson would always let
him have the items and George would
pay him in full less than a week later.
This appeared to be a game they always
played with each other.
One of the things he taught his
children that was important to him
was the Golden Rule: "DO UNTO
OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE
THEM DO UNTO YOU."
Hazel, as well as being an excellent
homemaker, wife and mother, worked
at odd jobs all her life to add money
to the family income. Some of the jobs were working for
the cigar factory in Quincy, in Louis Ramsey's Caf6, in the
school cafeteria and handling eggs for Forehand Rankin.
She purchased and enjoyed one of the first television sets in
George and Hazel were good parents, they loved their
church, loved their family and are at rest in the Lake Mystic
Cemetery, Liberty County, where most of their ancestors are
George Bateman (b 07/20/1897 d 03/21/1961) was
the second of 11 children born to Benjamin and Minnie
George married Hazel Eunice Eubanks (b 10/04/1899 -
d 04/25/1976) on 07/29/1915. She was the second of four
children born to Richard and Mary Etta Smith Eubanks. George
and Hazel had five children:
Malcom died at an early age (b 11/09/1916 d
AV (b 11/03/1918) married Gladys Lucille Barks (b
05/04/1919 d 12/21/1995) and had three children: Gail, Judy
Eunice (b. 03/29/1922 d 08/09/1992) married Forehand
Rankin (b 02/05/1922 d 03/22/1960) and had one child,
George, Jr. (b 10/27/1925 d 09/26/2007) had two children:
Jerry and Joy.
Vance (b 08/07/1934) married Jeanie Wynelle Jones (b
03/26/1934) and had two children: David and Hazel.
SUBMITTED BY VANCE BATEMAN
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 1-800-568-161l1or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. .A
PUBLISHED MARCH 26, 2008 IN THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL
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MAR. 29, SATURDAY Last
Quarter Moon. The first batch
of Coca Cola was brewed over
a fire in a backyard in Atlanta,
Georgia, 1886. When friends
meet, hearts warm.
MAR. 30, SUNDAY Sec-
ond Sunday of Easter. Conjunc-
tion of Jupiter and the Moon.
An anonymous buyer paid over
$39 million for Vincent van
Gogh's "Sunflowers," 1987.
Early photos &
hiStory of Lake
Blountstown City Manager
James Woods is asking for the
community's help in collecting
information on Lake Hilda.
"We're looking for original
plans and photos of the crews
that dug it in the 1930s," Woods
said. "We want to know how
Lake Hilda came to be."
He said the city is pursing a
grant to improve and landscape
around the lake, perhaps one day
adding a dock.
"I know it was named after
Hilda Stanfield, whose family
used to live on the'lake," Woods
said. He knows little about her
except that "she died young."
He believes the lake was dug
out by the Civilian Conservation
Corps and photos of those crews
would be especially welcome.
He also hopes to find
"exactly how deep the original
lake was and when it was dug."
To contact city hall, phone
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 26, 2008
Bessie Wynn will be celebrating her 100th birthday on April 5.
A party is planned Saturday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center in Blountstown in her honor. Everyone is in-
vited to attend, please wear your hats. She has three children,
Mary Durr of Detroit, Annie Moore of Blountstown and Jimmie
Black of Windsor, CT Bessie enjoys saying poems, sewing,
cooking for everybody and talking to everybody.
JAYLA DENISE FIELDER
Jaryn Ramsey would like to announce the birth of her baby
sister, Jayla Denise Fielder. She was born at Tallahassee Me-
morial Hospital Jan. 17, 2008. She weighed 7 lbs. and 1 oz.
and measured 19 inches long. Jayla is the daughter of Rebecca
Coxwell and Antwan Fielder of Bristol. Her grandparents are
Joyce Barker of Bristol and Oretha and Major Fielder of Cocoa.
Jayla was welcomed home by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins
TYLER BRADLEY HATCHER
Brad and Jes-
of Bascom are
proud to an-
Brl .. a e nounce the
birth of their
W. son, Tyler
er, born on
Jan. 20, 2008
at the Medi-
Scal Center in
Dothan, AL at
9:23 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 10 oz. and measured 19 1/2
inches long. Proud grandparents are Granny Joyce Barker of
Bristol and Nana Margaret Hatcher of Cottondale.
Dustin Hostetter celebrated
his eighth birthday on March
21. He is the son of Perry and
Christy Hostetter of Rock Bluff.
His grandparents are Larry and
Paula Furr of Rock Bluff, Mary
Monk of Monticello and the late
Leroy and Glendean Hostetter
of Greensboro. Dustin is a sec-
ond grader at W R. Tolar. He
enjoys playing with his sister,
Chelsey and riding his four-
Mason Wright celebrated his
third birthday on Feb. 23 with a
party at Chuck E. Cheese. He
is the son of Michael and Joan
Wright of Bristol. His grand-
parents are Janice Johnson
and Jimmy and Martha John-
son, all of Bristol and Beth and
Jim Wright of Hosford. Great-
grandparents are Lucille John-
son of Bristol, Bob and Dorothy
Addis of Hosford, the late Edi-
son Johnson and the late Cleve
and Ellie Mae Kever. Mason
enjoys going to the beach to
play in the sand, riding the farm
tractor with mommy and daddy
and playing with his big sister,
Afternoon Tea and
Garden Party on
Apr. 12 in B-town
The Eastern Star of Blountstown
Chapter 179 cordially invites you to
an Afternoon Tea and Garden Party
served on the veranda of the Pioneer
Settlement located in Blountstown
off Hwy. 20.
This event is a fundraiser for
Alzheimers and will be held on April
12 from 2 4 p.m. Come enjoy
classical music, a fashion show, door
prizes. Stroll through the gardens to
meet our admired local artist.
Tickets are $18 and may be
purchased at the Diamond Comer.
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Her parents are Chad Copeland and Ashlee Cain of Bristol.
His grandparents are Norma and Jack Tindel of Bristol and
Juacinta Copeland of Bristol. Her grandparents are Johnny
and Donna Cain of Clarksville, Carroll and Darlene Cope-
land of Bristol and Jackie and Ronnie Worrell of Hosford. Her
great-grandparents are Carol Bryan of Clarksville, Norma and
Jack Tindel and Juacinta Copeland, all of Bristol. Chad enjoys
riding his daughter, Breanna on the four-wheeler, going fishing
and paintballing. Breanna enjoys playing outside and riding
with daddy on the four-wheeler.
MARCH 26, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13
NOTICE OF CHANGE OF
The Liberty County Board of County Commis-
sioners has rescheduled their regular meeting
for April to be held on Thursday, April 3, 2008.
Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners
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and forthcoming marriage of their daugh-
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Underwood, the son of Gayle Suggs of
Blountstown and David Underwood of
She is the granddaughter of J.W. and
Judy Yon of Scotts Ferry and Lottie and
the late J.C. Barton of Altha.
He is the grandson of the late Ed and
Paula Underwood of Live Oak and the late
Alonza and Lois Glisson of Southbay.
Julie is a 2005 graduate of Altha High
School. Josh is a 2007 graduate of Blount-
stown High School.
., The ceremony will be held on May 31
at 6 p.m. at W. T. Neal Civic Center in
No local invitations are being sent,
however, all friends and family are invit-
ed to attend.
Gerald and Diane Skipper of Grand
Ridge are pleased to announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Alexandra
Noelle Skipper to Jonathan Eldridge Kim-
brel, son of Glenn and Cathy Kimbrel of
She is the granddaughter of the late
Charlie and Pearl Skipper and the late
Monroe and Gracie Johnson, all of Ki-
He is the grandson of Essie Kimbrel and
the late Tom Kimbrel and Miles and Peck
Eldridge and the late Midge Eldridge, all
Sandi is a graduate of Grand Ridge High
School. She received a bachelor's degree
in chemistry from Florida State University
and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the
University of Florida. She is currently em-
ployed with Blountstown Drugs and Buy
Jonathan is a graduate of Blountstown
High School. He received a bachelor's
degree' in Business Administration from
Florida State University. He is a certi-
fied Firefighter/EMT and is currently em-
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The couple will exchange vows May 3 at Blountstown
United Methodist Church.
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Liberty County hunter cited for taking turkey over
bait; officers board oyster boats in Apalachicola bay
This report represents some
events the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) handled over March 14
20; however, it does not include
all actions taken by the Division of
COUNTIES On Friday, March
11, Officer Ben Johnson cited
a Georgia man for possession
of undersized black bass. The
location was near Bear Creek in
On Saturday, March 15, Lt.
Harry Parker cited a Liberty
County man for taking turkey
over bait. The location was Neal
Paper Company land near the
FRANKLIN COUNTY On
March 5 and 6, a commercial
oyster harvesting detail was
conducted in Apalachicola Bay.
The detail was organized by
Officer Don Walker. It consisted
of 17 officers from Franklin,
Gulf, Bay and Liberty counties
working the areas of Cat Point,
East Hole and Dry Bar. A total
of 88 vessels were boarded with
152 commercial harvesters being
inspected. The officers issued 92
written warnings and 13 citations
during the detail.
On March 9, Officers Faris
Livesay and Michael Slotin,
and Lt. Rama Shuster were on
patrol on FWC's offshore vessel
"Orion". A shrimp boat was
observed trawling with three
nets in near shore waters south of
Little St. George Island. A state
citation was issued.
On March 13, Officer Faris
Livesay, OfficerMichael Slotinand
Lt. Rama Shuster were on patrol
on FWC's off shore vessel "Sea
Hawk". A commercial grouper
boat was observed at anchor
58 miles south of Carrabelle. A
fisheries inspection revealed ten
red grouper, two gag grouper and
two red snapper during the federal
grouper closure. The vessel's
monitoring system (VMS) was
also not transmitting. Federal
citations were issued.
BAY COUNTY Officer
Mark Clements was returning
from a shrimp detail when he
observed the passenger in the
truck ahead of him vomiting
out of the window. The truck
then swerved off the road and
struck the curb which flattened its
front right tire. Officer Clements
activated his emergency lights
and stopped behind the truck as
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seeks dedicated funds
for land conservation
TALLAHASSEE The Florida Wildlife Federation said that the
time has come for bold and visionary leadership to secure Florida's
last remaining wildlife and water resource lands. The Federation has
championed a proposal now pending before the state's Taxation and
Budget Reform Commission that would dedicate 35% of revenues
from the existing documentary stamp tax-the state's tax on real estate
transactions-to a land and water conservation trust fund.
The money would pay for land acquisition, restoration and
management, including the funding for restoration of the Everglades,
and pay back previously issued land conservation bonds.
"We don't have time to put off preserving critical environmental
lands in Florida, no matter the state of our current budget," asserted
Florida Wildlife Federation President Manley Fuller. "If we neglect
to pursue preservation of these lands, especially now when the real
estate market favors public acquisition, we risk losing the essential
lands and waters all succeeding generations have to have to survive.
We've got to commit the dollars now."
Florida Forever, the state's 10-year, $3 billion public land
conservation program has received full funding annually since
the passage of its predecessor, Preservation 2000 in 1990. That
commitment made by successive governors and legislators shows
incredible steadfastness on the part of Florida's leaders and their
adherence to the wishes of Floridians to protect the state's best natural
But now Florida Forever is out of funds and no plan for a successor
to the program is in the works. That's why the Federation and
other conservation groups are calling for a long-term commitment
to funding through the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission,
which is seated only once every twenty years to review and suggest
changes to the state's revenue and spending plans. If the Commission
approves the proposal, known as Constitutional Proposal 0024, the
measure would be placed before Florida's voters in the November
General Election. Passage requires 60% approval by the electorate
voting on it.
"Time is of the essence here. We can protect more land for less
money, and set aside the funds to manage and restore these critical
lands now, before they are lost forever," said Fuller. We must act now
and I believe voters in the state of Florida will agree."
News from The
Flodda Fish and
the driver stumbled out to inspect
the damage. Before Officer
Clements could speak to the
driver, he noticed the truck was
in reverse and backing toward his
patrol vehicle. After securing the
runaway truck, Officer Clements
noticed the driver displayed signs
of impairment. The driver was
arrested after testing revealed
.222 and .224 breath alcohol
content and was booked into the
Bay County Jail.
Officer Joe Chambers checked
an area near Deer Point Lake that
is known for illegal dumping.
At the end of a road he located
a truck whose only occupant
was standing outside the vehicle
surrounded by pornographic
materials. In plain view was drug
paraphernalia which led to the
discovery of less than 20 grams
of cannabis. Citations were issued
for the violations.
Officers Nick Price, Neal Goss
IV, Mark Clements and Jim
Moore were working a shrimp
vessel detail in Bay County.
While conducting a boarding
on a shrimp vessel, the officers
discovered that both trawls had
altered turtle excluder devices
(TEDs) and bycatch reduction
devices (BRDs). The vessel
owner/operator quickly untied
one of the TEDS, which was
witnessed by the officers. The
owner/operator, was promptly
escorted away from proximity
with the devices. As the inspection
progressed, the officers discovered
that the BRDS had horseshoe
crab carapaces sewn into the
openings. Officers documented
both trawls being altered with
federal citations issued for the
turtle excluder devices and state
citations issued for the bycatch
SANTA ROSA COUNTY -
On March 14, Officer Howard
Jones was on patrol at the
Eglin Air Force Base Wildlife
Management Area near Yellow
River and Weaver Creek when
he encountered a local group
of four recreational users at a
campsite known as the "Old Land
Homestead." A computer check
on the users revealed that one of
the four was wanted for failure to
pay his fine for fishing without a
license. Officer Jones arrested the
man on the outstanding warrant
and transported him to the Santa
Rosa County Jail.
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The annual Lion's Club Lion's Roar entertained listeners with plenty foot
tapping music as performers took to the stage for the March 15 fundraiser at the
Blountstown High School auditorium. The event showcases gospel and country
music and comic skits while raising money for sight-conservation programs. TOP:
Little Ashley Lytle is shown as she pauses during her dance routine. BELOW
RIGHT: Rivertown Girl Carolyne VanLierop leans back and lets her fingers fly
across the strings of her banjo. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
The latest list of Liberty County candidates
who have filed their intent for the 2008 election
SHERIFF: Nick Finch (R), Miles "Jinker" Pot-
ter (D), Eddie Joe White (D), Donnie E. Conyers
.(D) and Jimmy Faircloth (NPA),
TAX COLLECTOR: Thomas "Bubba" Rast
(D), Julie Suber (D), Marie G. Goodman (D) and
Joan J. Wright (D).
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS: Marcia Wood
- Incumbent (D).
PROPERTY APPRAISER: Patricia S. Whit-
field Incumbent (D).
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: Stephen
"Craig" Shuler (D), Sue Summers (D) and Greg6-
ry 0. Solomon (D).
SCHOOL BOARD District 1: Logan E. Kever
SCHOOL BOARD District 2: Thomas W.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER District 1:
Stafford Stanley Dawson (D) and Albert "Butch"
Butcher Incumbent (D).
COUNTY COMMISSIONER District 3: Jerry
COUNTY COMMISSIONER District 5: Ed-
ward "Kevin" Williams (D), Robert L. Parrish (D),
Eddie Pullam (D) and Curtis Lee Fletcher (D).
CLERK OF COURT Robert Hill (D).
Calhoun County candidates who have filed their in-
tent to seek office include:
SHERIFF: Charles McCrone Jr. (D) and David
L. Tatum Incumbent (D).
CLERK OF COURT: Willie D. Wise (R) and
Ruth W. Attaway Incumbent (D).
TAX COLLECTOR: Kenneth R. "Shep" Shep-
pard (R), Royce Gene Wise (D) and Doris Burkett
- Incumbent (D).
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS: Jara Whit-
worth (D), Roy Youl Pickron (R) and Margie Lar-
amore Incumbent (D).
PROPERTY APPRAISER: Terrell L. Stone In-
SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: Dr. Glenda
Sue Vickery (R) and Mary Sue Neves Incumbent
COUNTY COMMISSIONER, Dist. 1: Shelby
Hires (D), Cecil Ray Cochran (R), Jerry Guilford
(D) and Danny Ray Wise Incumbent (D).
COUNTY COMMISSIONER, Dist. 3: Steve
Johnson (D) and Jeral R. Hall Sr. (D).
COUNTY COMMISSIONER, Dist. 5: Harold
E. Pickron (D), J.W. O'Bryan, Orville Eby (R),
Thomas G. Flowers (D), Clifford "Jeff' O'Bryan
(D) and Tammy S. Rushing (R).
SCHOOL BOARD, Dist. 1 (Nonpartisan): Ed-
ward F. Holley, Steve Mears Jr., Danny Ryals and
Grant Williams Incumbent.
SCHOOL BOARD, Dist. 4 (Nonpartisan):
Thaddeus J. Simmons, Clifford Jackson and Ken-
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drop off of household hazardous waste in-
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car batteries, computers, used oil, gaso-
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Small businesses including schools and
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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 26, 2008
Community gets first chance to view historical
restoration of loo-year-old Wesleyan Church
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
"It was like a big puzzle,
but we didn't start with all the
pieces," says George Sanders of
the 17-month restoration of the
Wesleyan Methodist Church in
Funded by a $400,000 historic
preservation grant, Sanders and
an inmate crew from Liberty
Correctional Institution had
to salvage everything possible
from the woodframe building
in their effort to return it to its
former glory. Then they had to
locate new materials that would
blend seamlessly with the old to
complete the job.
The church, located at the
intersection of Moore and
Roberts Street, is believed to be
the oldest structure in Liberty
While the exterior of the bell
tower was replaced along with
Liberty County Clerk of Court Robert Hill leads the applause as those gathered at
Saturday's dedication let George Sanders, shown at left, know what they think about
the work he did. Standing in back, left to right, are Liberty County Commissioners
Dexter Barber, Davis Stoutamire and Jim Johnson. SHARON AUSTIN PHOTOS
most of the internal supports,
"the west wall of the building
and the south wall are all original," Sanders said. "We
took the good boards to fill in the bad spots," he said,
explaining, "We saved a pile of lumber."
He said the ceiling has around 95 percent original
materials; the flooring, 90 percent. "We lucked out
a lot," he said about recovering original wood from
the building including huge solid roofing timbers,
ranging in size from 2 x 6 to more than 50 feet long.
He was able to get paneling made to match what
remained in the building.
Steel beams were used to jack up and level the
century-old structure. Afterwards, the beams were
blocked in under the church. "One hundred years
from now, when somebody else has to do it (restore
the building), they'll have everything they need,"
Pot Shuler and Sheriff Harrell Wood Revell
exit the church, above. Attendees enjoyed
an old-fashioned dinner on the ground
after Saturday's dedication.
His inmate workers got plenty of on-the-job
training from Sanders but several arrived with skills
of their own. "Out of a crew of nine or 10, we had
two carpenters, two masonry workers and one guy
in the bunch who.knew how to lay the block while
another guy knew ho%\ to do stucco," he said.
Sanders learned his carpentrU skills as a teenager
when he would spend sununers in Brooksville with
his grandfather, Charles M, "Monroe" Sanders in
the mid-1950s. Peeling away the materials around
the aging church frame and seeing the solidly-
constructed building reminded him of the days when
he was first learning to work with wood. The process
of pulling the site together "brought back some old
memories of my grandparents," he said.
He recalled how his other grandfather, Robert H.
BY GLENN MOORE
There's an old wooden church in my hometown
Sitting on a back street weathered and run down.
It's still tall and majestic even today.
It was once the pride of the town or at least that's what
It's got white lapboard siding with a rusted roof of tin.
With amber colored windows, that was the style back
There's weeds and
grass growing around the
front and back doors.
It looks so lonely sitting
there no one goes there
Of all the buildings in
town this is the one I love
It's where I learned
about God the Father, His
Son Jesus and the Holy
The lessons that I
learned there, why, I use
them every day.
And I owe that old
church on the back street
a debt I can never repay.
"Bob" Woodard, "didn't see a
project he wouldn't work on."
He said if his grandfather didn't
know what he was doing, he'd
just take some time to figure it
out. Sanders emulates that quiet
tenacity and admits there were a
few challenges at the Wesleyan
"At times, it was a little taxing.
But it was interesting. You never
had the same problem each day,"
he said. When he hit a rough spot
in the project, sometimes he'd
have to take a couple of days to
think it through. Then he might
come up with more than one
"George is the only person
I know who would'have the
meticulous attention to detail to
sit there and think through every
potential problem," said Sander's
son-in-law, Judge Ken Hosford.
"He has done an unbelievable
How did Sanders keep from becoming overwhelmed
at such an undertaking? "I neverlooked at the whole
project," he explained. Instead, "I took it one day at
"With his feeling for the building and what it
needed, nobody could have done a better job thau
George Sanders," said Jo\ ce Hosford.
Liberty County Clerk of Court Robert Hill said
Sanders' commitment and dedication, combined with
the use of available resources was "the very definition
of historical preservation."
During Saturday's dedication ceremony, Sanders
was presented with a plaque of appreciation as a
crowd gathered inside the building for their first view
of his handiwork.
Joyce Hosford makes a point during the
dedication ceremony, above. Below, left
to right, Ken and GeorgiaAnn Hosford and
George and Twila Sanders.
MARCH 26, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17
The newly-restored Wesleyan Methodist Church is pictured before and
after George Sanders and his crew of inmate workers transformed what
is believed to be the oldest standing building in Liberty County into a
historical landmark. The Hosford church is shown at left, as it was pic-
tured in the June 8, 2005 issue of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal when
plans were announced for Ats renovation. Visitors are shown in front of
the building at right following dedication ceremonies Saturday.
JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
There's a lot to appreciate about Liberty County's oldest public
structure, the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
The open air acoustics of the high-ceiling building ensure the
message gets across. "It's designed for when you stand at the
podium, the person sitting in the back pew can hear you as well as
-the one in the front pew," explains Judge Ken Hosford.
"It's geometrically configured for open air singing and speaking,"
he says. "When you sing a cappella, it really makes that harmony
The building will be used as a community center and its first
-wedding since being restored is scheduled for this Saturday. Those
who came together to seek funding and organize the refurbishing
S.on the building are looking forward to many years of it hosting
family reunions, birthday parties and piano lessons, as well as
many other gatherings.
S Many things make this restoration project unique but the folks in
Tallahassee who approved it will remember it as the only grant they
awarded in which some of the money was returned. The architect
had some ideas and the group later made use of the leftover monies,
doubly securing the floor and purchasing a large plaque (pictured
above center) that stands out front and tells the story of the church.
Extra materials were also bought to build a long outdoor table to
Accommodate many cookouts and picnics in the years to come.
"It was a highlight of my life to see so miny things come
:"together and such a good day occur," Hosford said about Saturday's
dedication. SHARON AUSTIN PHOTOS
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Minutes from the Feb. 12
Liberty County School Board meeting
Official minutes from the Liberty County
School Board meeting Feb. 12, 2008
as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Kyle Peddie.
Members present at the meet-
ing were Tommy Duggar, Darrel
Hayes, Roger Reddick, James
Flowers, Kyle Peddie and Super-
intendent David H. Summers.
1. The prayer was offered by
Tommy Duggar and the Pledge
of Allegiance was led by Shelia
2. The Board recognized retir-
ees, Wanda Reddick and Tootsie
Hires, for their years of dedicat-
ed service to the Liberty County
School Board. Also recognized
by the Board were the Teachers
and Employees of the Year for the
District Harriet Brady.and Dawn
Arrant (Tolar School), Chaille
Eikeland and Martha Jane Jacobs
(LEAC and BYA), Linda Bontrag-
er and Carolyn Fowler (Hosford),
Tina Rae Goodman and Myra
Singletary (LCHS) and Pat John-
3. Motion was made by Flow-
.ers, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to adopt the
agenda with emergency items.
Minutes from the Feb.
4. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
the following Consent Items:
A. Approval of Minutes
*January 15, 2008
B. Principals Reports for Janu-
C. Financial Statements for
5. ACTION ITEMS:
1. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Hayes and carried
Co. School Board special meeting
Official minutes from the Liberty County School Board
special meeting Feb. 5, 2008 as recorded by the board secretary
The meeting was called to order by Chairman
Kyle Peddie. Members present at the meeting were
Darrel Hayes, Roger Reddick, Kyle Peddie, James
Flowers (by phone) and Superintendent David H.
Summers. Absent: Tommy Duggar.
1. The prayer was offered by Darrel Hayes and
the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Roger Red-
2. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by
Hayes and carried unanimously to adopt the agen-
3. ACTION ITEMS:
1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by
Hayes and carried unanimously to accept Vendor
Contracts for new Hosford School Project (E-Rate
4. Peddie asked that Summers address the pos-
sibility of budget cuts for next year and his plan of
action to prepare for that possibility. Summers ex-
plained that some hard decisions had to be made
in order to be prepared for the possibility of these
Peddie, on behalf of the Board, also apologized
to Donnie Read for any misinformation that got out
regarding Read's facility.
Minutes from the Feb. 11 City of Bristol meeting
Official minutes from the City of Bristol
regular meeting Feb. 11, 2008
as recorded by the board secretary
This meeting was called to
order by Chairman Mitch Wil-
lis, with Council members Meiko
Whitfield, Bobby Reddick, John
E. Fairchild, and Brigham Shuler
present. Mayor Betty Brantley,
Attorney David House, and City
Clerk Robin Hatcher were also
present. Opening prayer was
'offered by Chairman Willis, fol-
lowed by the Pledge of Allegiance
led by Vice-Chairperson Meiko
Whitfield moved to approve
the previous month's minutes,
seconded by Reddick, all voted
Shuler moved to approve the
monthly bills for payment, sec-
onded by Whitfield, approved by
Attorney House updated the
Council regarding the John Shul-
er case. On a motion by Shuler,
seconded by Reddick, and ap-
proval of all, Attorney House was
directed to send a letter to John
Shuler detailing the infractions
that still must be corrected at the
"old property," as well as inform-
ing him that he must remove the
sign at the "new property," and
to proceed with setting a hear-
ing date to enact injunctive relief,
which hearing may be canceled
should John Shuler correct the
noted infractions prior to the
Code Enforcement Officer Mi-
chael Wahlquist discussed other
areas within the City that have
been targeted for clean-up. He
also requested authorization to
proceed with advertising for both
a diesel & propane 3-phase gen-
erator, to be bid as one bid with an
alternate. Reddick moved to pro-
ceed with advertising, seconded
by Shuler, approved by all.
Maintenance supervisor Shan-
non Phillips updated the council
on phase II sewer connections
made to date and well as dis-
cussed his plans for making the
remainder of the connections.
Phillips also discussed a re-
quest by Fred Brunson to be
connected to the sewer system
free of charge. Brunson believes
that this structure, located at
18820 NW SR 12, was not con-
nected during the first phase due
to the city's oversight, stating
that they have not had a break
in service at this location, and
they pay a bill each month. Phil-
-lips informed the council that this
residence was not connected
by the city during the first phase
because the septic tank is under
the house. Shuler moved to con-
nect this residence free of charge
to the wastewater system on the
condition that the homeowner
is responsible for relocating the
plumbing from underneath the
house by at least 6 inches, and
the City will not be responsible
for collapsing the septic tank, if,
in our discretion, we can not do
so without compromising the in-
tegrity of the structure which sits
above it, in which case it will be
the homeowner's responsibility to
close the tank or receive a waiv-
er from the State Department of
Health allowing the septic tank to
remain in place. Shuler's motion
was seconded by Whitfield, and
passed 4:1, with Fairchild voting
Reddick briefly expressed his
concern that the city should pro-
vide uniforms and health insur-
ance for its employees. No action
was taken. The general concen-
sus of the council was to address
this issue during the 2008/2009
budgeting process since funds
were not budgeted for these
items during this fiscal year.
Constance Epperson present-
ed photos to the council and ex-
pressed her dissatisfaction with
the contractor's paving repairs to
her driveway after her drive was
cut for phase II sewer installation.
Shuler indicated that he believed
the patching was not satisfactory
and moved to instruct Preble-
Rish, Inc. (the project engineer),
to contact North Florida Con-
struction (the project contractor)
and require them to make the
necessary repairs to Epperson's
driveway to bring it to a satisfac-
tory level; Reddick seconded this
motion, all voted in favor.
Clerk Hatcher requested au-
thorization to request an inmate
work crew from Liberty Correc-
tional Institute to repaint City
Hall. The council requested that
Clerk Hatcher bring a materials
estimate back to the council at
the next meeting, suggesting that
Mike Mercer or Willard Reddick
would be able to assist in obtain-
ing the estimate.
Shuler moved to adopt Reso-
lution #2008-01, A RESOLU-
TION URGING MEMBERS OF
THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE
TO SUPPORT THE FLORIDA
LEAGUE OF CITIES' KEY IS-
SUES DURING THE 2008 LEG-
ISLATIVE SESSION, seconded
by Reddick, carried unanimous-
Whitfield motioned to approve
a 6 month contract renewal with
VMS, seconded by Reddick,
passed by all.
There being no further busi-
ness, Shuler moved to adjourn,
seconded by Reddick, all voted
in favor. Meeting adjourned at
Chairman: H. Mitch Willis
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher
unanimously to approve Lease
Agreement with Xerox (Copier in
2. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
FDLE Criminal History Record
Check User Agreement for Non-
Criminal Justice Purposes.
3. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
. request for students to attend Lib-
erty County Adult School and take
the GED upon completion of pre-
4. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
request for permission to adver-
tise proposed School Board Poli-
cy changes (SB Policy 2.42 Legal
Services for Employees and SB
Policy 2.95 Title I Parent Involve-
1. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve rec-
ommendation of Tonia Cobb as
Liberty County High School Sec-
retary effective February 1, 2008.
2. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation to accept letter
of resignation from Belinda Brant-
ley as Para-Professional at W.R.
Tolar School effective February 1,
3. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation to accept letter of offi-
cial intent to enter the DROP Pro-
gram from David H. Summers to
be effective April 1, 2008.
4. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve Hope
Neiman (Liberty Wilderness) to
teach out-of-field all regular ed-
1. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation to approve sup-
plement to be paid from SEDNET
grant for the District Wide Social
Worker for after hour work with
other districts in the 2B SED-
NET Region (Franklin, Jefferson,
Madison, Leon, Wakulla, Tay-
lor, Gadsden and Liberty) in the
amount of $1,714.29 per district
or $12,000.00 total. Social Work-
ers will be in each district one day
per month. This supplement will
cover the time needed to travel
from Liberty to each of the districts
and provide services required by
2. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Winter McLemore
for District-Wide Social Worker
beginning February 11,2008 to be
paid on the 10 month teacher sal-
ary schedule with a supplement
for out-of-district work through the
SEDNET grant. (Supplement in
the amount of $2,000.00 per dis-
trict on site contact not to exceed
3. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Flowers and
carried unanimously to accept
letter of resignation from Michelle
Blackburn as Paraprofessional to
be effective January 3, 2008.
4. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Flowers and carried
unanimously to accept letter of
resignation from Pam Browni as
Paraprofessional to be effective
February 17, 2008.
5. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
guaranteed maximum price for
LCHS JROTC and Classroom
Additions from Peter Brown Con-
6. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Reddick and car-
ried unanimously to accept letter
requesting maternity leave of ab-
sence from Jessica Peddle to be
effective April 7, 2008 until the end
of the 2007-08 school year.
7. Motion was made by Flow-
ers, seconded by Duggar and car-
ried unanimously to approve rec-
ommendation of Jennifer Hayes
as Teacher at Hosford Elementary
and Jr. High School for the remain-
der of the 2007-08 school year to
be effective January 22, 2008.
Motion was made by Flowers,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to adjourn the meet-
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Wednesday, March 26 FBLA Blood Drive, 9 a.m. 2
p.m.; FCCLA State Conference in Orlando; Track at Bristol
at 3 p.m.
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Softball at Home against Sneads at 4/6 p.m.; Cheerleader
Meeting for Try-Outs at the BHS Media Center at 6 p.m.; Solo
Festival with Liberty Co. at BHS Band Room; Math Competition
at Chipola College
Friday, March 28 Baseball at Home against Munroeat
6 p.m.; Math Competition at Wallace College
Monday, March 31 Weightlifting at Godby, Qualify
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Wednesday, April 2 National Honor Society Induction
at 8:30 a.m.
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by Harlea Perdue
On Friday, March
2. Blountstown High
School held its annual
Spring Fling hosted
S b SGA. The weather
Sb as favorable for the
e% nt and a lot of fun
as had. Inflatables
Swere present,-as well
as DJ, Micah Jon
Skyla Davis, Hellena Johnson and Jake Miller Martin. Many students
at the Spring Fling. were "married" at
PHOTO BY HARLEA PERDUE were "married" at
the Marriages and
Divorces booth, sponsored by FBLA, and some paid for their friends
to be thrown into the local "jail," sponsored by the French Club.
Some of the teachers were spotted singing and dancing, and our own
Mr. Barber took a turn on the obstacle course. Montoya Garrett, a
freshman and Dillon Burke, a senior, were crowned 2008 Spring
Fling Queen.and King. Mrs. McCrone and SGA would like to thank
everyone for making Spring Fling such a wonderful event. Everyone
seemed to have a great time and we appreciate your support.
by Jessica Bontrager
The math department at BHS will be competing in two math
competitions this week. Students will travel to Chipola College on
Thursday, March 27 and to Wallace College on Friday, March 28.
They will be competing in the following events: Algebra I, Algebra
II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Comprehension. Check next week
for winners and participants.
by Allison Wroblewski
There will be a Cheerleader Meeting Thursday, March 27, at 6
p.m. in the Media Center at BHS. This meeting is for all aspiring
cheerleaders and their parents. At the meeting, expenses, tryout rules,
and general information will be discussed. If you are planning on
trying out for either the Junior Varsity or Varsity Cheerleading squad, it
is mandatory to attend. If you have and questions, please call Loraine
McClellan at 674-5724.
GEOMETRY AND KITES
by Cory Baldwin
Mrs. Howell's sixth period class created kites in relation to
Geometry. There were many differently colored and geometrically
shaped kites that were shown on windy Bowles Field. Unfortunately,
only about 40% of the kites flew.
This project has taught the class that Mrs. Howell can be fun and
that many good learning experiences are performed outside of the
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I SCHOOL MENU I
LCHS SPORTS NEWS
In LCHS sports we have the following baseball and softball
games coming up. On-March 27 the baseball team is playing against
Blountstown. The softball team will be playing against Graceville.
On the 31st there will be a softball game against Aucilla. Then on
April 2nd there will be a baseball game against Altha.
Seniors make sure to check www.lchsbulldogs.com for new
information on scholarships. There you will find links to Web
sites with scholarships such as www.bk.com/scholars and www.
southernscholarship'org on the Web site. You may also visit the
guidance office to pick up a packet. On the Web site there is also a
helpful calendar with information on events such as baseball games,
spring break, and junior/senior prom which is on the March 28.
There will be a FAFSA parent workshop on Monday April 7 from
7-8 p.m. in the high school computer lab. You must bring your 06-07
taxes that have been filed and any pertinent financial information. If
you have any questions please contact Heather Peddie in the guidance
office. The next ACT test is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m.
This test is being offered at LCHS.
Cats' Cuisine invites the
public to eat lunch at Chopstix on
Thursday, April 3. The menu will
consist of steamed green salad
with honey dressing, sweet and
sour chicken, lo mein noodles,
steamed broccoli and honey
cakes. Seating times are 11:40
and 12:30. For reservations call
Altha School at 762-3121 no later
than Tuesday, April 1. The price
is $6 per plate.
It is time to reserve your 2008
yearbook. Order forms will be
Sent home with students this week.
The price is $40 and yearbooks
will arrive in early fall.
r ALTHA SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS -
I Wednesday-Saturday, March 26-29 FCCLA State Leadership I
I Friday, March 28 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Musical 9 a.m.; JVN I
Baseball vs. Sneads 4/6 p.m.
I (Monday, March 31 Boys Weightlifting Final at Godby 11 a.m.; I
Varsity Softball vs. Arnold 6 p.m.
I Tuesday, April 1 Varsity Softball vs Sneads 6 p.m.; Varsity Baseball I
vs Bozeman 7 p.m.
theme the teachers/staff dressed in
their hunting gear each day which
included camouflage t-shirts with
the "Attack the FCAT" logo. The,
theme incorporated such things as.
"hunting down" good test taking
strategies, "Aiming for the target"
by doing your best and "Preparing
for the Hunt" by eating a healthy
breakfast and getting plenty of
rest. The local churches assisted
our "hunters" with preparing for
the testing sessions by providing
them with a healthy breakfast each
testing day. We would like to thank:
Corinth Baptist Church (Bro.
Murray, Shelley Murray, Janelle
Johnson, Ms. Marion Mercer, Mr.
& Mrs. Young, Randall Peddie);
Grace United Methodist (Suzie &
Scott Stoutamire, Joe & Beckie
Brown); Telogia Assembly of
God (Bro. Adams, Sandra Adams,
Margie Chason); Telogia Baptist
(Ruth Duncan, Claudia Black,
Vera Walsingham, Dora Banks,
Georgia Ann Hosford); Christian
Lighthouse (Mr. & Mrs. Terry
Estes) for their support of Hosford
"Hunting Guides" otherwise
known as testing proctors, were
used to assist the teachers each day
during the testing sessions.
Hosford School staff would like
to thank the following "Hunting
Guides" who helped proctor the
assessments: Mary Waller, Marcia
& Darryl Duggar, John & Frieda
Ritter, Sandra Willis, Marion
Mercer, Eileen Bramblett, Martha
Mears, Ann Lathem, Ruth Duncan,
Beckie Brown, Joe & Gayle
McCaskill, Mildred Goodson,
Sarah Carpenter, Rev. Coy Collins,
Jill Davis, and Eleanor Ligon.
At the conclusion of-the "Big
Hunt," the FCAT and Stanford 10
testing days, the "Hunting Guides"
and church volunteers were treated
to a thank you luncheon at Hosford
Again, thanks to all who helped
make our "Attack" on the FCAT a
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Breakfast Grits with toast,
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Children had a ball at Easter Egg hunts Saturday. At top, a group
of excited youngsters race to fill their baskets at the American
Legion Hall in Blountstown. Corbin Smith (above center) finds
the Golden Egg while another girl reaches behind a tree for a
bright purple egg, (above left). In Kinard, kids searched under
leaves, behind bushes and around benches to find brightly col-
ored treasures. Kaylee Rich, 7, counts her eggs (above right).
Tyler Burke, 6, won $5 after finding the prize egg (left). Sydne
Pass (right) grabs an egg from under a table. Gracie Barbee,
15 months old, takes part in her very first egg hunt (below left).
Austin Baggett, age 3, discovers a good place for eggs to hide
(below right). Participants in the Open Arms Church Egg Hunt
gather for a group picture (below).
PHOTOS BY ANGIE DAVIS AND DANIEL WILLIAMS
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PI* T A- URAMAR I ES,
BLOUNTSTOWN Murlene Smith, 79, died
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in Blountstown. She
was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Thomas Carl Smith and two sons, David and
Thomas Earl Smith.
Survivors include four sons, Jack Smith and his
wife, Sandra of Scotts Ferry, Ben Smith and his
wife, Debbie of Tallahassee, Leroy Smith and Carl
Smith Jr. both of Blountstown; one daughter, Ma-
rie Richards of Blountstown; two sisters, Louise
Carls of Blountstown and Ollie Hathaway of Pana-
ma City; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren
and four great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday, March
22, 2008 at Boggs Cemetery with Rev. Thomas
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the ar-
ELLIS JUNIOR TERRY
BLOUNTSTOWN Ellis Junior Terry, 70, died
Saturday, March 22, 2008 in Blountstown. He was
a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County
and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Terry; his
mother, Vinnie Terry of Blountstown; a son, Randy
Terry and his wife, Martha of Bristol; two daugh-
ters, Wanda Kelley and her husband, James of Al-
tha and Marie Ammons and her husband, Monroe
of Blountstown; a brother, John Terry and his wife,
Doris of Blountstown; 14 grandchildren and 12
Services were held Tuesday, March 25 at Ad-
ams Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in
the Pine Memorial Cemetery near Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home was in- charge of the ar-
ALVIN L. PEVEY JR.
TALLAHASSEE Alvin L. Pevey Jr., 81,
died Sunday, March 23, 2008 at Capital Healthcare
Center in Tallahassee. He was a native and lifelong
resident of this area. He was a veteran of World War
II, having served with the U.S. Navy. He was retired
from Trailways Bus Lines as a diesel mechanic and
loved to hunt and fish.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Pauline
Duggar Pevey of Tallahassee and many other loving
Graveside services will be held Wednesday,
March 26, 2008 at 2 p.m. (ET) at Woodville Cem-
etery in Woodville.
Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee is in charge
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ANNETTE VALONIA MERCER
nette Valonia Mercer,
74, died Monday, March
24, 2008 in Blount- .
stown. She was born on
July 27,1933 in Liberty
County and had lived
there all of her life. She '
was a homemaker and
also did babysitting at her home. She was a avid
gardener and loved to work in her flower garden.
She was of the Protestant faith.
"Happiness is being alive and having family by
your side and their love for you they never hide.
Happiness is loving the life you live, cherishing
the treasures that the earth can give.
Happiness is the smile ofone true friend, always
by your side to the end.
Happiness is feeling the sunlight on your skin
and taking the time to love the world you're in.
Happiness is a child's laughter at play, seeing
them smile while chasing a butterfly away.
Happiness is knowing you're never alone, that
you have help with your troubles until they're
Happiness is being loved for the person you've
come to be. I am so happy to have you and happy
you love me."
Survivors include one daughter, Bridgette
Mercer and one grandson, John Martin, both of
The family will receive friends Thursday, March
27, 2008 from 5 to 6 p.m. (ET) at Peavy Funeral
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.
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MANSFIELD,TX James Edward Woodham Sr., 71, died Thurs-
day, March 20, 2008 at his home. He was born on July 29, 1936 in
Blountstown and had lived in Texas for several years. He was a retired
First Sergeant serving in the U.S. Army for 24 years and was with
the 82nd Airborne, Green Beret, Special Forces. His fellow soldiers
knew him as "Woody." He also retired from the U.S. Postal Service
with 22 years of service. He loved the Lord, his family, friends, pets
and was a devoted Dallas Cowboy fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Mittie V.
Kelley Woodham of Bristol; his brothers, Aaron and Bill Woodham;
and a sister, Sarah Nell Woodham.
Survivors include his wife, Sena Locke Woodham of Mansfield,
TX; two sons, James E. Woodham Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Prat-
tville,AL and Jim Furr of Dallas, TX; five daughters, Vicki W. Griffeth
of Dallas, NC, Donna McDougald and her husband, Darrell of Blount-
stown, Cathie Piland and her husband, Mark, and Toia Furr, all of Tal-
lahassee and Michelle Martinez and her husband,Amando of Visalia,
CA; three brothers, Robert Woodham and his wife, Elfriede, and Wil-
liam Woodham and his wife, Margie,-all of Bristol and Tom Wood-
ham and his wife, Nancy of Lawton, OK; three sisters, Betty Linzy
of Tallahassee, Juanita Marshall
and her husband, George of Dade
City and Mary Jane Dawson of
Bristol; 13 grandchildren and five H O N OR
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Men of God should not
teach resentment, hatred
Liberty girls fall 7-6 to Sneads
The Liberty County Girls Softball team fell one run behind by the end of the battle
with Sneads last week in Bristol. The host team garnered six runs to their opponents'
seven in the March 18 game. ABOVE: The ball rests securely in the glove as Lady
Bulldog Daniell Cessna slides into second. BELOW LEFT: Leigh Ann Renfro steps
forward to make the catch. BELOW RIGHT: Tessa Ford waits for the ball to drop in
her mitt. BOTTOM: HAley Walker kicks up some dust as she gets to base.
DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
To the editor:
It is my opinion that the sacred
desks men of God are called to
stand behind are for preaching
the Word of God... not teaching
resentment and hatred. No wonder
we are no further along in negative
feelings and prejudices for the last
Call me one ignorant
American!! I did not know this
was going on.
I work with white, black, and
other American nationalities, and
I believe in my heart that we have
mutual respect and ambience
toward one another other.
It hurts to know we are going
nowhere with these voiced
opinions of hatred and resentment.
Do these people not know that
what they are saying is affecting
their young people and making
their lives harder? If we want our
WITH A LETTER
TO THE EDITOR
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letters should be no
longer than 350 words
and include the
writer's name, phone
number and address.
Write: The Calhoun-
P.O. Box 536,
young people to do well, we fill them with good words, attitudes,
and feelings. If we want them to fail, then we can teach bitterness,
resentment, and blame all things wrong on the other people we live
on this planet with. We can pretend we cannot get ahead by blame
and resentment, but, by golly, I have had to work to get my education
while raising six children and paying as we went. Life is.not easy for
Also, I grew up in a big family and we worked for material for
Mama to sew our school clothes. I worked in tobacco, and babysat,
and worked later as a salesclerk. I knew if I wanted new clothes for
school I had to put forth the effort. None of us can afford to sit back
and criticize and stir up hatred. At some point we have to change
negative mindsets and go forward as a nation. Those who do NOT
preach God's word, after being called into the ministry, will answer
I feel deeply wounded for the young men I work with and try to
teach as well as trying to instill good values. Good things in... good
things out! Garbage in... garbage out!!
Please, for the sake of our young men, adults become what they
need as a role model, and let these barriers that separate Americans
from unity be broken down.
Thank you. I trust I have not offended anyone.
Margie R. Woodham
Teacher, Liberty County
We can agree freedom is still alive
To the editor:
One of the reasons I love this country so much is our ability to speak
freely and to have different opinions without fear of being silenced
by religious or government authority. I applauded the answer Mr.
Johnson had to my recent article and hope he continues to make his
voice heard. He made several good points that I actually agree with.
One being that "no good will ever come from religious persecution."
I whole heartily agree with that statement and wish Islam would take
it to heart. Unfortunately even the Saudi Arabian government which
with one side of their mouth condemns terrorism pays the families
of suicide bombers of Palestine huge amounts of money in praise. It
is one thing to say you condemn terrorism and another to support it
and allow it to exist within your Mosques.
As for my stating that the Muslim Fl 5 pilot had indeed committed
suicide, Mr. Johnson if you will read carefully I merely asked the
question. That in today's politically correct world gets the reaction it
did, as even asking the question is off limits. That sir was exactly my
point. I, as many Americans do, have a distrust of those following
the Muslim faith. If the people that have killed and continue to kill
Americans were Buddhist and following their religious teachings I
would also have a mistrust of them. Buddhists are very peaceful by
the way, and seek harmony rather than harm.
One hanging question in my mind is that if speaking English is a
requirement for being a US citizen why do I have to dial 1 for Spanish
and why do we have to have so many bilingual signs? No matter
what the government site says, get here and stay here is the result of
amnesty for illegals. Being able to stay here permanently sure seems
like citizenship to me, but in the legal sense you are probably right. I
have helped friends of mine gain citizenship the right way, the way it
should be done. One thing each of us can probably agree on is that as
long as there is open and unfettered discussion of any of these matters
we know freedom is still alive in America today.
Glenn F. Lord Sr., Hosford
MARCH 26, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25
A day to hit
Kids finally had a chance to get some dirt on those new
uniforms when the Calhoun County Dixie Youth Base-
ball League held the Opening Day of Baseball Saturday
at Sam Atkins Park. RIGHT: A young batter swings as
the ball goes into the zone. BELOW: A player tags an
opponent inches from the base. BOTTOM LEFT: The
ball bounces into a glove just after the runner races
past the base. BOTTOM RIGHT: Gotcha!
DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
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ITEMS FOR SALE
Air hockey game, $40. Call
674-6520 or 447-0140. 3-26:4-2
Card table, Texas Hold'em card
table, very new. Call 379-8276 or
GOGO Elite Traveller, by Pride
Mobility Products, three wheel
scooter, may be disassembled into
four-easy pieces for convenient
transportation, purchased Dec.
2006 and used on and off for 10
months, excellent condition, have
receipts and manual, asking $999.
Call 643-5774 or 545-0057.3-19, 3-26
Large antique milk cans, $30
each; antique trunk, good condition,
$75. Call 674-6520 or 447-0140.
style, $60 each. Call 674-2310.
Rainforest bouncer, paid $80,
asking $50; Pack-N-Play, $50 both
in excellent condition, barely used.
Call 674-2842. 3-26,4-2
Winnie the Pooh baby crib, vi-
brates with remote, white in color,
good condition, $50 or best offer.
Call 762-2006. 3-19,3-26
Yamaha keyboard, 99 instrument
voices $95. Call 762-3686. 3-19,3-26
M & W Self
7 days a week service
5'x 10 ......... 20
10' x 10'..........$35
10' x 20' ........ 70
10'x 25'....... .90
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
seamless gutter, j(
painting, vinyl, l
& screen enclosure
FOR FREE ESTIMATES
Call 674-8092 UFN
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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.
Corner curio cabinet, $150; rustic
roughcut pine four shelf unit, new, 5
ft. high, 6ft. long, $75. Call 674-6520
or 447-0140. 3-26,4-2
Glider/rocker, olive green, excel-
lent condition, paid $150, asking
$75; couch, tan with printed pillows,
excellent condition, $250. Call
Rattan loveseat, excellent con-
dition, $299. Call 643-5774 or
DVD VHS & CD shelf, $8. Call
Two Direct TV receivers, $15 each.
Call 762-3455. 3-26,4-2
AT&T Blackberry, $50. Call
443-5686. 3-26, 4-2
Benchmark fax machine, copier,
and color printer, $80; AT&T cell
phone, $15, land phone, $10. Call
Computer, Windows XP, 17" moni-
tor, roll top desk, copier/fax all for
$375; Digital camera, charger and
bag, $95; Movie camera, $75. Call
Saturday, March 29 at 9 a.m. (CT)
STANLEY'S AUCTION BARN
One mile east of Greenwood
on Hwy. 69 Fort Rd.
Contact John Stanley
at (850) 594-5200
Chest-type Gibson freezer, two
years old, heavy duty, 8.8 cubic ft.,
$150. Call 674-8517. 3-26.4-2
Whirlpool air conditioner, 24
BTU, 220V, digital, $125; New Bass
Pro fryer/steamer combo, stain-
less steel, $100. Call 674-6520 or
Dryer, heavy-duty Frigidaire.dryer,
$75. Call 674-8344, leave mes-
1999 Ford Mustang GT, 35th an-
niversary edition, automatic trans-
mission, CD player with XM radio,
silver in color with black leather
interior, BBK headers, drilled and
slotted rotors, H pipes with Flo
master exhaust, 99k miles, great
condition, worth $12,200, asking
$9,500 or best offer. Call 643-6942
or 674-2255. 3-26,4-2
1995 Toyota Corolla, needs motor,
has cracked head, five speed, $300.
Call Kristy at 643-3655. 3-26,4-2
1986 Chevy station wagon, inte-
rior is good, runs good. Asking $650
or best offer. Call 674-4368.
1998 Chevy S-10, extended cab,
step, four cylinder, automatic,
looks and runs good, $3,500. Call
762-9543. 3-26, 4-2
1986 Ford F-150, 302 automat-
ic, good. condition, $1,600. Call
1999 Chevy Silverado, 160k miles,
automatic, V6, toolbox, very good
condition, Nada value $7,300, ask-
ing $6,200. Call 379-8732. 3-26,4-2
1958 Dodge projecttruck, 3/4ton,
4WD, 340 Magnum engine, make
offer. Call 762-2379. 3-26,4-2
1999 Chevy Z71 truck, 130k
miles, very clean, pewter color.
.Asking $10,300 or best offer. Call
1988 Ford F350 dually crew cab,
runs perfect, $2,000. Call (850)
1988 GMC Sierra 4WD, stepside,
low miles on motor and transmis-
sion, $1,500 or best offer. Call
762-2849. 3-19, 3-26
1995 Dodge Ram 1500, new rebuilt
engine, less than one mile. Call
379-8276 or 510-0932. 3-19,3-26
1998 GMC truck, long wheel base,
V6 engine, excellent condition,
$4,200. Call 762-8445. 3-19,3-26
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2000 Ford Ranger, $4,000. Call
1996 Jeep Cherokee4WD, comes
with brand new Reese hitch, $1,500.
Call 762-2849. 3-19,3-26
1997 S10 Blazer, asking $2,300.
Call 379-8308 after 5 p.m. 3-19, 3-26
2001 Ford Explorer Sport, 80,000
miles, excellent condition, must see,
$6,000. Call 674-8222. 3-19,3-26
1994 Ford van, silver, $3,500;
1993 Oldsmobile tan van, $1,300;
1992 Ford Ranger pickup, $1,400;
1986 Plymouth van, $1,000; 1988
Buick Regal, red in color, $1,300;
furniture truck, $3,000; all for sale
or will trade or pay down payment
on a three bedroom brick home.
Call 674-3264. 3-19T. 4-9
AUTO PARTS &
Covermaster truck topper, 8 ft.
fiberglass, fits Silverado, $600. Call
643-8715. 3-26T. 4-16
15-inch wheels and tires, alumi-
num, fitsJeep, $200. Call 899-0269
or 674-7138 leave message. UFN
Four Bridgestone tires, 205x65
$12. Call 762-3686. 3-19,3-26
Honda CRF 230 dirtbike, used 75
hours, like new condition, $2,500.
Call 643-2612. 3-26, 4-2
2003 Polaris Sportsman 700,380
original miles garage kept, $5,000.
Call 643-8715. 3-26T. 4-16
First Saturday of every month
The auction will be held April 5
at7 p.m. (Old Coins, Tools, Col-
lectibles, candy, food & Misc.
items) Free setup for yard
sale every Saturday. Public is
Col. James W. Copeland
18098 NW County Rd. 12
Buy, sell and trade with
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) 570-0222
2001 TTR-125Ldirtbike, some new
parts, good condition, $1,200 or
best offer. Call 643-6468. 3-19,3-26
2007Yamaha 250 motorcycle with
windshield, saddle bags, very low
mileage, $2,800. Call 674-9433,
leave message. 3-19, 3-26
2007 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit,
windshield, highway bars, back
rest, luggage rack, like new, under
warranty, $6,600. Call 899-0269 or
674-7138 leave message. UFN
12 ft. fiberglass boat, 25 hp Mer-
cury, trailer, $500. Call 643-6728
before 3:30 p.m. (ET). 3-26, 4-2
Okeechobee catfish boat, 17 ft.
fiberglass, 60 hp Johnson, heavy
duty trailer, $2,600 or consider
trade for guns, old coins, etc. Call
899-9595. 3-19, 3-26
12 ft. Fiberglass boat, 9 1/2 hp
Johnson, with trailer $800. Call
2007 16 ft. welded aluminum,
5ft. beam, stick steering, 55 hp.
Johnson, trim and tilt, all new, no
trailer, $8,500. Call 674-7138.
Airstream camper trailer, A/C
works, sleeps four, 30 ft. long. Call
2005 Puma 25RKS, fully equipped,
sleeps six, living room slide, elec-
tric tongue jack, equalizer hitch,
sway bar, truly self contained with
2400 watt generator, $15,900. Call
643-4491 leave message. 3-19, 3-26
12621 NW Owens Loop
aka Route 3 Box 379
3 BR, 2 BA, 1536 SF
Tues, April 8 @ 1:00 PM
From 8420 Ivy Brook Lane
Local Agent: Janice Sumner,
United Country Real Estate, 850-674-4491
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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.
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TOOLS & HEAVY
6 x 16 ft. landscapetrailer, comes
with two metal baskets, backpack
blower rack, two weed eater racks,
cooler rack, weed eater spool rack,
spring assist gate, $1,800 or best
offer. Call 643-6589. 3-26, 4-2
16 ft. extension ladder, along with
6 ft. step ladder, $120 or best offer
for both. Call 643-2300. 3-26,4-2
Kubota tractor L2400, low hours,
great condition, comes with front
end brush guard and one year
old bush hog, diesel, $7,000. Call
Rockwell metal lathe, 11"x30",
variable speed drive, taper attach-
ment, $1,200. Call 674-8010.
Craftsman lawn tractor, 22 hp
Briggs and Stratton, 42" cut, one
year old, used 44 hours, $1,800. Call
643-8715. 3-26 T 4-16
Black and Decker lawn mower,
electric with mulcher, new $150. Call
674-6520 or 447-0140. 3-26, 4-2
Cypress picnic table, new, 6 ft.,
$150. Call 674-6520 or 447-0140.
$150 2pc Queen P/T mattress & box.
New in plastic with warranty. Can
$279 New Queen Plush Orthopedic
Pillowtop Mattress Set in Sealed
Plastic, Warranty. Can Deliver. 222-
5pc cherry bedroom set, Brand new in
boxes $599 Can deliver 425-8374
9-pc cherry dining room set Formal
& Elegant,. New in boxes. $850;
(delivery available). 222-7783
A High Profile Plush Pillowtop King
Mattress Set. Brand New/10 yr
Warranty. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$599. 425-8374. Can deliver.
BRAND NEW full size mattress set.
$125. TWIN matt set. $100. Both
new, warranty. 850-545-7112, Can
Couch, loveseat & chair. New 100%
micro fiber, stain resistant, family
friendly. $600, must move, delivery
Entertainment/TV Center still in ship
box. $199. Call 222-7783
LEATHER SOFA/LOVE. NEW, lifetime
warranty, sacrifice $895. (delivery
Queen Cherry Wood 7-pc Sleigh Bed
Set w/ dovetail drawers. $2400 value,
must sacrifice $999 222-7783
MTD riding lawn mower, 18 1/2
hp, good condition, $500. Call
674-3348. 3-26, 4-2
Disc for tractor, $200. For more in-
formation, call 447-2080. 3-19,3-26
Wanted: Three bedroom house or
mobile home for rent, reasonably
priced. Also, minivan, reasonably
priced. Call 237-1378. 3-26, 4-2
Wanted: Male Bull Mastiff for
stud service, fee negotiable. Call
674-6281 anytime. 3-26,4-2
Wanted: CB radio base sta-
tion antenna. Call 674-2763 or
209-9232. 3-19, 3-26
Wanted: Would like to trade blue
bassinet (new) for a single bed or
chest of drawers etc. (newer used);
want a carburetor for a 1983 Isuzu
pickup; wolf/Syberian husky. Call
674-3264. 3-19, 3-26
Wanted: 13" tires, call 237-1462.
Wanted: Older model 4 cylinder
small car, running or not running,
reasonably priced. Call 674-6242.
Wanted: 1987-89 Toyota, 4WD,
does not have to be running,
body must be in good shape. Call
379-8626. 3-19, 3-26
Square bails $550
Call Nick at (850)
762-8333 day, night
and weekends call
Wanted: We buy junk cars, trucks,
batteries and salvage. We pay top
dollar. Call 643-5791 or 447-2215
ask for Hubert. 2-20TS-4
Wanted: Will buy junk cars and
will move, any condition. Call
762-8589. 1-9T. 7-2-08
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks,
any condition, we pay cash. Call
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell.
42 gallon water tank, almost new.
Call 674-4301. 3-26, 4-2
Shallow well pump motor, best
offer. Call 643-2300. 3-26,4-2
Pendant light fixture, elegant
Hunter Kenroy brand, still in box
unopened. Leftover from building
project, cultured alabaster shade,
uses three 60-watt bulbs, E-Z In-
stall, oxford silver finish, measures
20" by 16" wide, comes with eight
foot wire and two foot chain. Photo
on box. Asking $100. Can be seen
at The Journal office in Bristol on
Summers Road. UFN
3 bedroom, 1 bath in Neal
Subdivision, 3 lane carport
with patio, new roof & ser-
vice box done Oct. '06. 1
outback shed, chain-link
fenced back yard.
Call Louis 643-2640 or
559-3035 to see home.
I HOMES & LAND
2001 Fleetwood mobilehome, 28
x 52, still looks brand new, includes
air conditioner,, appliances, etc.,
must be moved, asking payoff. Call
524-5247. 3-26, 4-2
1986 mobile home, 14 x 70, two
bedroom, two bath, recently re-
modeled with hardwood flooring,
vinyl and painted walls, appliances
included, stove is new glass top,
will sell washer and dryer for $500
more, 12 x 18 screened porch,
$5,500. Must sell quickly and must
be moved. Call Jami at 879-2303
daytime or 379-8808 after 7 p.m.
Uncleared acreage in Clarksville.
Call 674-2310. 3-26, 4-2
1994 16x80 Mobile home, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, full electric, open
kitchen and living room area, will
sell with appliances and ceiling fans,
and two porches, must be moved.
Call 556-5170. 3-19,3-26
Reduced price on mobile home,
12 x 50 with screened porch, cook
house/boat shed on three lots bor-
dering Apalachicola National Forest
in Orange. Call 643-5757. 2-27T.3-26
Big loton Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
Colby Carver bulldog, female, five
months old, mother and father on
premises, $100. Call 674-2106.
Three female puppies, Yorkie,
Dachshund and Shitzu mixed, $100
each or best offer. Call Charlie or
Carrie at 557-0721. 3-26, 4-2
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Call (850) 447-1533 cell
CUTE REMODELED COTTAGE HOME ON A FULL ACREIIt
OPEN ROUS [
Sunday March 30'
1:00-2:30 p.m. (CT)
15834 Charlie Wood Rd.,
Holli Revell, Licensed I
Call 674-4622 or 4'
Don't miss out on this affordably priced 3 bedroom, 2
bath in Blountstown. Located close enough to town, yet
far enough for a little peace and quiet!! This home has
been recently renovated and ready for your occupancy'!
And to top it off, seller is willing to pay majority of the
closing costs and down payment with a reasonable offer!
Asking just $115,000. Call us today for your private view-
ing ol this home or visit us during our open house with no
Please visit our Web
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Bulldog puppies, 10 weeks
old, free to a good home. Call
674-1840. 3-26, 4-2
Pit/white English bull dog, female,
young (but grown), spayed, free to
a good home. Call 674-8392.
Red nose pit, 8 1/2 weeks old, male,
deerskin color with white chest, $85.
Call 643-7485. 3-19, 3-26
Chihuahua puppies, adorable,
multi-color, apple heads, must
see, ready now. Call 350-0585 or
670-1688, if no answer leave mes-
Chow puppies, full blooded, great
for Easter gift, $100, must see,
- corner of 14th St. and Calhoun in
Blountstown. 3-19, 3-2
Free cat, approximately 8 months
old, litter box and food included, lots
of personality. Call 643-9840.
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Lost: Male German shepherd,
seven months old, lost in Clarksville
. at the Four Mile Creek area. Dog
is very shy and frightened. Call
674-3905 mornings or evenings.
Blountstown yard sale, Saturday,
April 5 from 7:30 until noon at B
& B Electronics on Hwy. 20 West
and 11th St. Baby items, household
items, little girl's clothing and much
more. Call 643-6738. 3-26, 4-2
Blountstown yard sale, Saturday,
April 5 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at
17538 NE Jane St., across from Big
Bend Bait and Tackle on Hwy. 71 N.
Baby and household items. Cancel
if rain. Call 674-2842. 3-26, 4-2
Gigantic yard sale, Saturday, April
5 beginning at7 a.m. at17170Angle
St. in Blountstown. Girls and toddler
clothes, ladies clothes sizes small/4,
men's clothes size 2X and much
more, all excellent condition and
cheaply priced. Call 643-5486.
Bristol yard sale, Friday, April 4
and Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m. at the pink house next
to Lake Mystic Supermarketon Hwy.
12S. Clothes and more, everything
is cheap. Call Kristy at 643-3655.
Garage sale, Saturday, April 5
from 8 a.m. until noon at 20945
NE SR. 20 in Hosford, behind old
white house on hill, look for signs.
Ladies clothing sizes 10/12, ladies
shoes sizes 8/2 and 9, kids clothes,
TV, furniture and much more. Call
379-8239. 3-26, 4-2
2 bedroom, 1 bath
mobile home located
in Altha at 15726 NW
Smith St. No pets.
$350 mo. & 250 dep.
Call 762-3706 /
*Mobile home lots
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
Family with two preschoolers
by Scott's Landing in Calhoun
County needs responsible per-
son for housekeeper at least
once a week for 3/2 home with
dog and cat. Houseclean-
ing, light grocery shopping,
occasional oversight of con-
tractors, and some laundry
required. Hours vary but nor-
mally will be between 10am
4pm or as convenient to the
housekeeper; pay is monthly
and will increase as duties in-
crease. Must have own trans-
portation, pass background
check, sign confidentiality
agreement, have internet ac-
cess/digital camera or phone,
and present proof of legal im-
migration status or US citizen-
ship. Call 850-227-6413.
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Interested applicants should submit a letter of application
addressing each position competency and philosophical
requirement, a completed Chipola College employment
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The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver. EOE
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Custodial experience preferred. Duties will include basic
maintenance, repair and daily janitorial services for Liberty
County Health Department, Liberty Community Health Care
and Hosford Branch.
To apply please pick up an application at the Liberty County
Health Department located at 12832 NW Central Avenue,
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Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce,
Blountstown, FL is accepting applications
for the following position.
Provides leadership, direction and administration of all
chamber activities while promoting business, community,
economic and job development. Duties include, but are not
limited to:. administration of chamber office, coordination/
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tion process, economic development training and promotion
for Calhoun County.
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gree from a four-year college or university plus two years
related economic or community development, not-for-profit
experience; or equivalent combination of education and ex-
perience. Successful completion of Chamber Institute cur-
riculum is preferred.
Full-time employment, monthly pay, competitive wages with
state benefits available.
Apply at One Stop Career Centers in Marianna or Blount-
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Wildcats smoke Munroe, 19-0; muzzle Marianna, 7-2; blanked by Bozeman, 6-0
MT. PLEASANT, MARCH
18-When the smoke cleared, the
devastation was apparent.
While the U.S. Forest Service was
doing some control burning in the area
last Tuesday, the Altha Wildcats' were
busy with some hot sticks doing some
out of control burning of the Robert
F. Munroe Bobcats' baseball team for
19 runs (off of 19 hits) in 5 innings.
It was the second time this season the
Wildcats had blanked the Bobcats. (It
was 8-0 in their February 15 game.)
The smoke must have interfered
Wildcats' (12-2; 2-0, 2-2A) vision
because it took them 3 innings for their
offense to catch on fire. Or maybe they
traded their aluminum bats for seasoned
heart pine bats. Whatever the reason
Altha lit their sticks to begin a 19-hit
barrage. Leadoff batter Josh McIntosh
drew a walk. He advanced to second
on a wild pitch. Tad Scott smoked a
grass-scorching single through the left
side of the infield to plate McIntosh.
Noah Byler drew a walk. Next, Ethan
Byler smoked a 1-1 pitch over the right
centerfield fence for his fourth homerun
of the season that scored Scott and
Noah. Jake Edenfield returned a single
back up the middle. Keith Kirkpatrick
singled to centerfield. After being hit
by a pitch, Cale Chafin loaded the bases
for the Wildcats. Josh Warner picked
up 2 RBIs, when he slapped a single
into right field that allowed Edenfield
and Kirkpatrick to cross home plate.
Altha picked up in the fifth inning
adding 9 more runs to their 6-0 lead.
Josh McIntosh delivered a 1-0 pitch
to left field for a single. Then he stole
second base. Tad Scott picked up his
second RBI on the day by singling
back through the box to score McIntosh
and Scott advanced to second on the
shortstop's-fielding error.-With one out
Ethan Byler walked. Scott advanced
to second on an error by the second
baseman. Keith Kirkpatrick drew a
two-out walk and the bases were juiced.
Banging his fourth double of the season
to left centerfield, Cale Chafin scored,
Scott, Ethan, and Kirkpatrick. That
chased Munroe's starting pitcher, Parth
Patel, from the hill and the catcher,
Ben Young, came on in relief. It didn't
matter because 4 more Wildcats' runs
would cross the plate. Josh Warner
and Juan Alejos walked and McIntosh
scored them with his second single of
the game to right field. Scott worked
the count full before drawing a walk.
Noah Byler ripped his third double of
the season to the fence in left centerfield
to plate McIntosh and Scott.
Mercifully for the Bobcats, the
10-run rule came into effect in the
fifth inning but not before Altha had
scored 4 more runs off of 7 singles.
Jake Edenfield got it started with
his third single of the game to right
centerfield. Keith Kirkpatrick followed
with a single of his own to left field and
Edenfield was forced out at second.
Cale Chafin slapped the third straight
single of the inning to right field.
With two outs Juan Alejos loaded the
bases with a single through the left
side of the infield. Josh McIntosh
scored Kirkpatrick with a grass-burner
through the left side. Tad Scott picked
up his eighth RBI on the season by
plating Chafin with a single to left
field. Noah Byler would wrap up the
scoring frenzy with a single to the.
centerfield fence that brought Alejos
and McIntosh across the dish for runs
number 18 and 19.
Ethan Byler (1-0, .000 ERA) picked
up his first win of the season. He
pitched 3 innings and faced 13 batters,
striking out 3, surrendering only 2 hits,
arid issuing just 2 walks.
Josh Mclntosh, making his first
relief appearance of the season, came
on in the fourth inning.' Of the 8 batters
he faced, Mclntosh struck out 2 and
surrendered only 2 walks.
As a team, Altha had a season-high
19 hits and their patience at the plate
resulted in 9 walks. Conversely, they
had season-low 3 strikeouts. Sixteen
of their 19 runs were earned and they
stranded only 5 base runners.
For the seventh time this season
the Altha Wildcats had run-ruled an
opponent (five times in five innings and
twice in six innings), Munroe was the
fourth team they had shut out, and, so
far, Munroe is the only team they have
swept with two shutouts.
MARIANNA, MARCH 21-In
this record setting year, the Wildcats
added another mark to their ledger last
For the first time in their baseball
history, they beat the 3-A Marianna
Altha (13-2; 2-0, 2-2A) played
what several thought was their best
game of the season. Defensively, they
played errorless ball for the second time
this year. Offensively, the Wildcats
pounded out 14 hits, including 4
doubles and a homerun.
Altha didn't waste any time in
getting on base. Lead off batter Josh
McIntosh began the game by lining
a 0-1 pitch to left field and he ended
up on second base. (He is currently
tied with Tony Golden for 5 doubles
on the season). With two outs Ethan
Byler reached on a fielding error by
the right fielder and McIntosh scored
on the play.
In the second inning the Wildcats
added another run. Josh Warner drew
a one out walk. Tony Golden reached
on a fielder's choice but Warner
was forced out at second base. Josh
Mcintosh slapped a line drive down the
third base line to score Golden.
---Marianna scored their only runs of-
the game and tied it at 2-2 in their frame
of the second inning.
The Wildcats would go back on
top for good in the fourth inning with
2 more runs. A screaming double by
Tony Golden through the right side
and at the Bulldogs' shortstop made
him cover up and call for backup.
Marianna's Ryan Edwards relieved the
Bulldog's starter, Jeremy Barber (1-1),
on the mound. With two outs Tad Scott
mashed a 0-2 pitch and delivered it over
the lights in left centerfield for his first
homerun of the season. It gave the
Wildcats a 4-2 lead.
Altha made it a 6-2 ballgame in the
sixth inning. Returning to the line-up
after a five-game hiatus with a high
ankle sprain, Gary Chew lasered a
single off the pitcher's leg to lead off
the inning. Then he advanced to second
on a wild pitch. Once again Golden
hammered his second (and team-tying
fifth) double of the game but Chew was
thrown out attempting to score. That
caused Marianna head coach, Andy
Shelton, to make a pitching change.
Rhyne Elliott relieved Ryan Edwards.
Josh McIntosh greeted Elliott by
ripping a grass-burning single back
through the box to score Golden. Tad
Scott reached on an infield single and
stole second base. Ethan Byler drew
a two-out walk and Jake Edenfield
plated McIntosh with a single through
the right side of the infield.
Wanting to make sure that a grand
slam would not tie the game; Altha
posted their final run in the seventh
inning. Keith Kirkpatrick helped
himself by delivering a bloop single
over the first baseman's head and just
inside the right foul line. He moved to
second on Cale Chafin's ground out.
Then Kirkpatrick stole third base.
With two outs Tony Golden picked up
his ninth RBI on the season by hitting
a bouncing single off of home plate
that allowed Kirkpatrick to score and
give Altha their thirteenth win of the
by Jim McIntosh,
contributing sports writer
The Wildcats racked up 14 hits in
their 34 plate appearances while the
Bulldogs had only 3 hits in their 21
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LIB-
ERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE
File No. 08-13 CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH JOE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE: You are hereby notified that
an Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of Ken-
neth Joe Odom, deceased, File Number
08CP__ by the Circuit Court for Lib-.
erty County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is PO Box 399
Bristol, FL 32321; that the decedent's
date of death was January 5, 2008; that
the total value of the estate-is less than
$75,000.00 and that the nafiis and ad-
dresses of those to whom it Ras been as-
signed by such order are:
Linda Ann Odom
7723 NE Chattahoochee Circle
Bristol, FL 32321
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of the de-
cedent other than those for whom pro-
vision for full payment was made in the
Order of Summary Administration, must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The first date of publication of this notice
is March 12, 2008
ATTORNEY FOR PERSON GIVING
Kristi M. Odom
Florida Bar No. 0182044
Post Office Box 1129
Chipley, Florida 32428
Telephone: (850) 638-7587
Fax: (850) 6383409
Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a Public Auction on May 8, 2008
at 5 p.m. (ET).
1995 Nissan Altima, gold, 4-door
Vin# 1 N4BU31 D6SC233405
Our Auction will be held at Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road off Highway
20 East, one half mile on left, you will see
our sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal 3-26-08
If you need any more information on the above
vehicless, please call (850) 643-2522 or
228-9555 ask for Dale.
Keith Kirkpatrick (4-1; 1.00 ERA)
turned in his best pitching performance
of his career. Having thrown 103
pitches in his fourth complete game,
Kirkpatrick allowed only 3 hits, 2
earned runs, struck out 8 batters, and
he issued 3 walks. He had command
of his curve ball and mixed his pitches
well keeping the Bulldog batters totally
off balance. Also, Kirkpatrick fielded
his position well in assisting in putting
out 4 would-be base runners and he
worked with Josh McIntosh in picking
off Brandon Gardner at second base.
The leading hitter for the Wildcats
was Tony Golden. He was 3 for 4
Linda Ann Odom
7723 NE Chattahoochee Circle
Bristol, Florida 32321 3-12.3-19
INVITATION TO BID
Liberty County Mosquito Control and
Liberty County Emergency Management
has the following surplus for sale;
*1992 Ford F-150 with 142,290 miles
Condition (Poor) Bed is rusted out,
air does not work
*Onan Generator LP gas oper-
ated (not working) Model unknown
-1988 Ford Econoline Diesel 350
Old Ambulance/Mobil Command Unit
Condition (fair) hard to crank, but
runs good. No air, needs brakes and
air does not work properly. Body is in
Bids will be received until 5 p.m. on April
8th, 2008, at the Liberty County Clerks
Office, P. 0. Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321,
and will opened that night at the regularly
scheduled County Commissioners Meet-
ing at 7 p.m. (ET).
The Public is invited to attend.
Please indicate on the envelope that this
is a sealed bid and what the bid is for.
The Board of County Commissioners re-
serves the right to waive informalities in
any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid that in their
judgment will be in the best interest of
Liberty County. 3.19.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR WATER USE PERMIT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the follow-
ing applications) for water use permits)
has (have) been received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management District:
Application number I 06949 filed
Liberty County board of Commission-
ers, Rock Bluff Water System, P.O.
Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321
Requesting a maximum withdrawal
of 116,000 gallons per day from the
Floridan Aquifer for public supply use
by existing and proposed facilities.
(including two doubles), scored 3
runs and picked up a RBI. Also, Jake
Edenfield had a 3 for 4 performance as
well as a RBI. Josh Mcintosh had 3 hits
in his 5 plate appearances, including his
first two-double game of his career),
and he was credited-with 2 RBIs. Tad
Scott went 2 for four (including his
first homer of the year), scored once,
had 2 RBIs, and a stolen base to his
credit. Gary Chew singled in his 2 at
bats. In his 3 plate appearances Keith
Kirkpatrick singled and stole a base.
Noah Byler went 1 for 4.
For more Wildcats stats, check out
their Web site at www.maxpreps.com.
General withdrawal locations) in Lib-
erty County: T02N, R07W, Sec. 26B
Interested persons may object to or com-
ment upon the applications or submit
a written request for a copy of the staff
reports) containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the applications) by writing
to the Division of Resource Regulation
of the Northwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District, attention Terri Peterson,
152 Water Management Drive, Havana,
Florida 32333-9700, but such comments
or requests must be received by 5 o'clock
p.m. on April 11, 2008.
No further public notice will be provided re-
garding this (these) applicationss. Publica-
tion of this notice constitutes constructive
notice of this permit application to all sub-
stantially affected persons. A copy of the
staff reports) must be requested in order
to remain advised of further proceedings
and any public hearing date. Substantially
affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding the
proposed agency action by submitting a
written request according to the provisions
of 28-601.201, Florida Administrative
Code. Notices of ProposedAgencyAction
will be mailed only to persons who have
filed such requests. 3-26
Calhoun County Senior Citizens Asso-
ciation, Inc. has the following surplus
vehicles available to the public:
#14- One (1) 2002 Ford Station Wagon;
Minimum Bid: $5,000; Mileage 138,378,
#15 One (1) 2002 Ford Station Wagon;
Minimum Bid: $5,000; Mileage 122,648,
#18 One (1) 2002 Ford Van with One-
Wheelchair Securement; Minimum Bid:
$8,000; Mileage 81,728, Good Condi-
Place bids in a sealed envelope marked
"SEALED BID" and mark vehicle num-
ber on the outside of envelope. Bids will
be opened at the General Membership
Meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at
8:00 AM. Calhoun County Senior Citi-
zens reserves the right to reject any or
Vehicles may be seen at the Calhoun
County Transit Facility at 16859 NE
Cayson Street, Blountstown, between
the hours of 8:00 AM CT 4:00 PM CT,
NOTICE TO NAME ROADS
FOR THE PURPOSE OF
THE ENHANCED 911 SYSTEM
The Board of County Commissioners will consider at their
next regular meeting on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 7 p.m. at
the Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center, the renaming of
the following road:
SW BANYAN TO BOWEN LARKIN TRL ..,..
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Liberty County Senior Citizens announce April activities
from the Liberty County
Senior Citizens Association
The Liberty County Senior
Citizens Association announces its
activities for the month of April.
They are as follows:
Thursday, April 3 Piggly
Wiggly grocery shopping and
lunch. Call Liberty County Transit
at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m.
Monday, March 31 to reserve your
place on the Transit van.
Thursday, April 10- Marianna
Wal-Mart and lunch. Call Liberty
Transit at 63-2524 no later than
3 p.m., Monday April 7 to make
Monday, April 14-The Liberty
County Senior Citizens Board of
Directors will meet at the Hosford
Senior Center at 7 p.m. The public
is welcome to attend.
Tuesday, April 15 The Liberty
County Senior Citizens Advisory
Council will meet at the Bristol
Senior Center at 1:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 17- Time to do
grocery shopping and have lunch at
the Piggly Wiggly.
Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524
no laterthan3 p.m., Monday,April 14
for transportation arrangements.
Wednesday, April 23- 11 a.m.,
Les Brown will be at the Bristol
Senior Center located on Hwy. 12
South with a presentation about
Identity Theft. This is information
that cannot be stressed enough.
Everyone needs to know how to
protect themselves against Identity
Theft. Call Liberty Transit at
643-2524 no later than 3 p.m.
Friday, 18 for transportation. The
Hosford Center will be closed.
Thursday, April. 24 Back to
Marianna Wal-Mart and having
lunch, sharing some fun time with
friends. Call Liberty Transit at
643-2524 no later than 3 p.m.,
Monday, April 21 to arrange for
Transit to pick you up.
Friday, April25- 8 a.m., At the
Bristol Boat Landing registration
begins (for those who have not pre-
registered and want to participate)
for the Liberty County Senior
Citizens' Annual Flathead Fishing
Starting at noon refreshments
will be sold: hamburgers, hotdogs,
french fries, cold drinks and hot
coffee. Come on down, have
something to eat and you can also
donate $2 (per ticket) for a chance
to receive $1,000 and donate $1 (per
ticket) for "Split The Pot." Both
drawings will be held on Saturday,
April 26. The winner of the $1,000
does not have to be present to win.
Also, representatives from
Liberty County Senior Citizens will
be available on the 25th and 26th to
explain services that are provided by
Senior Citizens and Liberty County
Saturday, April 26 The
Flathead Tournament continues.
Refreshments will be sold, tickets
for the $1,000 and "Split The Pot"
will be available for you. You can
come and visit with friends, find out
who the lucky winners are and have
a fun day. All participants in the
tournament must return to the Bristol
Boat Landing no later than 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30-- 11 a.m.,
Monica Brinkley from the Liberty
County Extension office will be at
the Hosford Senior Center located
on Hwy. 65 South for a nutrition
presentation. We welcome and
encourage Seniors of Liberty
County to attend. There is always
good nutritional information for
Calhoun County Sr. Citizens Association plans trip
alona the Columbia River with 'Lewis and Clark'
from the Calhoun County
Senior Citizens Association
Come join us for a fun-filled
journey along the Columbia
River where "Lewis and Clark"
journeyed so many years ago. We
will fly to Portland, OR where we
will by joined by our tour guide
and leader for the next eight days,
Todd Weber. Many of you will re-
member him from our past tours
(he is an excellent historian) who
will follow the river to the sea
on the last portion of Lewis and
Clark's journey to the Pacific.
Enjoy the thrill of the rapids by
jet boat, and explore the remote
setting of Hell's Canyon on the
Snake River. Taste the western fla-
vor of the cowboy country. Learn
about Native Americans and their
encounters with the early explor-
ers and the pioneers. Experience
the dramatic beauty of the Colum-
bia River Gorge and its scenic wa-
terfalls and vistas. View the awe-
some volcanic aftermath of Mt.
Saint Helen's. Walk in the foot-
steps of the Corps of Discovery!
Included in the tour: Motor-
coach transportation to and from
Jacksonville, airfare to and from
Portland and Spokane, motor-
coach transportation to and from
Portland and Spokane, deluxe
motorcoach transportation for
eight days, seven nights, lodg-
ing at 5 star hotels, four break-
fasts, two lunches, one dinner,
admission to all attractions, bag-
gage handling at hotels (one large
piece), bus driver's tip and your
professional, knowledgeable and
Cost of the trip: Single -
$2,399, double $1,899 (per per-
son), triple or quadruple $1,699
(per person). First deposit of $200
due. Final payment due August 1,
2008. These trips do fill up fast,
so if interested call to put your
name on the list.
Our agency will set up a pay-
ment plan after initial deposit of
$200 has been made. Please call
674-4163 if interested!
Food boxes available for Calhoun Co. Seniors
Elder Care Services and The Retired And Senior Volunteer Program
will be giving out food boxes to seniors living within Calhoun County
on Friday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Any senior 55 or over is welcome to come out to the Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement March 28 on the porch of the Frink Gym to pick
up a food box. If you are unable to come out please feel free to give
Maranda Hartman a call at 674-2777 or 643-7096 and she will make
arrangements to have the food dropped off at your home.
Elder Care Services and The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
would like to thank each. and everyone who donated food to help our
seniors living within Calhoun County.
Page 32 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 26, 2008
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson is again warning
Florida homeowners that
termite swarming season has
begun and they need to take
steps to protect what is likely
their biggest investment -- their
home. Swarming begins when
the weather starts warming up.
Termites cause millions of dollars
in damage to houses in Florida
The Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services is already receiving
inquiries from homeowners who
have noticed small flying inspects.
These are termites "swarming,"
or leaving their colonies to search
for new nesting sites.
Because the insects do their
damage behind walls, many
homeowners don't realize they
have a termite problem until
they see them flying around
their homes. The swarmers are
winged, black inspects about one-
Florida's climate makes it
especially vulnerable to termites,
which are found throughout the
state. Despite this, at least half
of the homes in this state have no
"The single biggest purchase
most people will make. is their
home," Bronson said. "Yet
many homeowners do not invest
in termite control measures.
Termites can cause significant
damage long before a homeowner
notices sawdust and other tell-tale
signs of an infestation."
The department regulates and
licenses pest control companies
and conducts regular inspections
to ensure the businesses are
adhering to the rules and
regulations governing pesticides
and pest control. Consumers can
contact the department's Division
of Agricultural Environmental
Services to find out whether a
pest control company is properly
licensed, to find out how many
consumer complaints have
been filed against a particular
.business and to learn about the
various types of termite control
Most pest control operations
in Florida are licensed and have
the proper training. But there
are unlicensed companies in
operation, and it is important to
check out any businesses before
signing a contract.
The two types of termites that
are most predominant in Florida
are subterranean termites that
which live in soil and attack
structures from the ground up,
and drywood termites that can
live in wood in a building and
can go undetected until they
cause extensive, visible damage.
Licensed pest management
professionals have the expertise
to inspect buildings and treat
them to prevent an infestation or
provide treatment when the insects
are found. Termite companies
are now required to clearly tell
customers if their contract covers
urged to protect their property as termite season starts
both types of termites. inspection by a licensed protection history. have a retreat and repair contrn
Consumers can take the professional pest control Obtain a termite protection which requires the pest conti
following steps to protect their company. contract and renew it annually. business to repair any dama
homes from this destructive Direct water sources, such Bronson says consumers should caused by termites after a hot
pest: as air conditioner drip lines and read a termite protection contract has been inspected and treated
Remove wood piles and other
cellulose sources from under and
next to homes.
Have an annual home
roof downspouts, away from the
When purchasing a home,
carefully check its termite
Check Out Our Inventory on our website:
as low as 5.95%
before signing it. Some contracts
only require that the company
retreat a home if termites are
found. Bronson says it is better to
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