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Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol, Fla
Publication Date: April 16, 2008
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Volume 28, Number 16 Wednesday,April 16, 2008

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Judge replies to

state attorney's

response over

Hanna acquittal
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
On the heels of a response filed by State Attorney
Willie Meggs criticizing an acquittal issued several
days after the grand theft trial of former Liberty
County Road Superintendent Sammy Hanna ended
with a hung jury. Circuit Court Judge L. Ralph Smith
Jr. released an order Friday in which he stated, "The
state has no right to appeal this court's judgement of
In Meggs' response to the charges being dropped
after the trial, the state attorney asked the judge to
reconsider the acquittal while acknowledging that the
state did not have the right to appeal. Meggs charged
there were "numerous nonsensical findings" in the
judge's reasoning for acquittal.
"A judicial determination has been made by this
Court that Samuel David Hanna is not guilty of
any crime ... relating to any alleged theft of asphalt
milling," read the order from the judge that was
filed Friday with the Liberty County Clerk's Office.
"A judgment of acquittal has been entered by this
Court specifying in detail the basis for such judicial
determination. As a consequence of such judgment of
acquittal Samuel David Hanna is no longer subject to
prosecution for theft of asphalt milling which was the
subject of ajury trial concluding on March 19, 2008
without any verdict being returned by the jury."
The judge responded to Meggs' questioning his
decision to acquit Hanna several days after the trial,
stating, "It is also settled law that the Court can enter a
judgment of acquittal on its own initiative after ajury
is discharged because it was deadlocked ... provided
that the Court enter such judgment within the time
period specified in the rules for a defendant to move
for a judgment of acquittal."
Judge Smith noted that he could not "enter any
order specifying any other consequences" relating to
the acquittal, explaining that no action would be taken
on his part to expunge records or reinstate employment
and back pay.
The judge denied what he called "the State's
ostensible motion" to set aside his judgment of
acquittal, and noted "nowhere in the body of this
apparent motion is there any request that the judgment
of acquittal be set aside."
Judge Smith added that the state attorney's requests
"serve no useful purpose."
Should Meggs continue to pursue the matter and
repeat his disagreement with this Court's order "by
words such as nonsensical or baffling" and attempt
further prosecution of Hanna, Judge Smith said, "The
Court will take further judicial action as required and
will specify the deficiencies in the pending response
and request for consideration."

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Trapped driver pulled out through

windshield after truck overturns

Rescue workers are shown above
after they broke out the window of an
off-road dump truck to free a driver
trapped after losing control of the
vehicle on Flatwood Road, two miles
east of State Road 71 in Calhoun
County. The accident was reported
around noon Tuesday after the
truck, which is registered to Roberts
Contracting, rolled over twice. The front came to rest on its right side while the back end was
twisted in the other direction, and stopped on its left side. The driver, Melvin Johnson, 39, of
Quincy, told Trooper Derek MacLaren that he heard "some kind of knocking noise" just before
the accident. Johnson was taken to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital with minor injuries.

Driver arrested after taking 2 kids on

120 mph ride through Liberty County

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
AnAltha man is facing numerous charges, including
felony DUI, after he took a pair of young boys on a
frightening ride through Liberty County at speeds of
over 120 mph Sunday morning.
It was still pitch dark when Jimmy Wayne Womble,
32, raced through Bristol in the 5:30 a.m. darkness
with hazard flashers on. Deputy Wade Kelly noticed
the car's flashing lights and pulled out from the LCHS
parking lot to see what the emergency was.
The vehicle continued on despite the deputy's
attempt to stop it as it approached the four-lane section
of State Road 20. The driver ignored the patrol car's
lights and kept going after the deputy activated his
As the car left the city limits, it increased speed

and began traveling recklessly. At one point, Womble
attempted to pass a line of vehicles.
The deputy's speedometer showed he was going 120
mph and "I was still not closing the distance between
my patrol car and the vehicle that I was attempting to
stop," Kelly stated in his report.
The car continued racing east and ran two vehicles
off the road at the intersection of State Road 20 and
Hwy. 65 in Hosford.
About a mile past the railroad tracks, just east of
Hosford, Womble abruptly pulled to the right side
of the road, stopped and turned off his emergency
The deputy pulled in behind the car and watched
Womble get out of the car and started walking toward
See FELONY DUI continued on page 30

Legionnaire honored

Semi wreck near bridge

Capital Bureau Report

Pilot for the day Watching the show

Sheriff's Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...1O Farmer's Almanac...11

Birthdays...12 Speak Up!..15 Congressman Boyd honored...16 Obituaries...22 Ctassifieds..26, 27 & 28

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Man arrested after traffic accident

charged with battery on a deputy
A 40-year-old Wewahitchka As Moreau got back to
man, arrested at the scene of a ARREST feet and continued walk
single-vehicle accident April 8, Ward to a cell, Ward sudde
is facing charges of battery on a REPORTS fell limp and acted like he
law enforcement officer. compiled by unconscious. When Mor
Michael D. Ward was the back r- Journal picked him up off the floor, W
seat passenger in a southbound or immediately began walking
car that ran off State Road 71, Eubanks screaming. He continued yell
went into a steep ditch and after being locked in a cell.
through a creek before stopping landed on his right knee and Aparamedic was called to
just three inches from a utility sustained several abrasions on jail to examine his head inju
pole. ht f + In addition to the batt

When Deputy Bliss Moreau
arrived at the scene after the
5:22 p.m. wreck, he noticed
Ward had a dime-sized red mark
on his forehead. Ward said he
struck the headrest on impact.
Ward and two women at the
scene, driver Kristen Smith
and passenger Donna Caronia,
all declined medical treatment
at the scene, according to the
deputy's report.
Moreau noticed that Ward
was heavily intoxicated,
smelling strongly of an alcoholic
beverage and had difficulty
maintaining his balance.
The deputy was called
away from the scene and later
returned when the FHP Trooper
investigating the wreck called
for assistance due to Ward's
When the trooper discovered
a half-empty bottle of liquor
that had been in reach of all
three occupants, he had one of
the women pour it out. Ward
became angry, heading toward
the woman and the trooper
while pointing and yelling. The
trooper had to restrain him.
When Moreau arrived, he
told Ward that another outburst
could result in.charges. Ward
then pointed at the deputy and
started yelling obscenities.
Ward was then taken into
custody for resisting, obstructing
or opposing an officer without
violence. He refused to place
his hands behind his back and
had to be forced into the back
of a patrol car to be driven to
the jail in Blountstown. While
in route to the jail, Ward yelled
obscenities at the officer, which
could be heard over his radio.
Ward also threatened that he
would attack the deputy when
he was removed from the patrol
Once they arrived at the jail,
Ward complained of a head
injury and asked for medical
He was taken to an upstairs'
holding cell because of his
demeanor in front of children
and families gathered in the
lobby of the jail.
The two men had reached the
top of the stairs and Moreau was
holding Ward's left arm when
Ward rammed him in the chest
with his left shoulder, knocking
him down two steps. The deputy

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loudly that he needed medical



charge, he was also charged
with resisting arrest without

Bristol man charged with

providing liquor to minors
A 27-year-old Bristol man was arrested Sunday after he was
found in a vehicle with three minors, a beer and a bottle of liquor
at 1:20 a.m.
James Paul Tucker, 28, was riding in a car that was pulled over
by Liberty County Cpl. Todd Wheetley for failing to maintain a
single lane of travel.
When Wheetley approached the car, which stopped on State
Road 20 just east of Turkey Creek Road, he noticed a bottle of
beer in the driver's cupholder and saw a liquor bottle next to one
of the passengers.
The juveniles all admitted they had been drinking.
Tucker, who admitted that he had provided the alcohol, was
charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a
minor. He was taken into custody.
The underage drinkers were taken to the county jail and allowed
to call their parents for a ride home.

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April 7
*Billy Simmons,. FTA (three times).
*Demetris Moore, VOP (state).
*Calvin Hayes, battery (domestic).
April 8
*Taurice Edwards, disorderly conduct.
*Robert Scott, violation of suspended sentence.
*Michael Ward, battery on law enforcement officer,
resisting without violence.
April 9
*Bryant Washington, battery (domestic).
*Seanathon Haire, VOP.
*Bessie Mosley, VOP.
*Shelly Goodwin, VOP.
April 10
*Jaime Rangel, VOCP (LCSO).
*Kendrick Godwin, FTA (three times) Leon Co.
*Ruben Toxton, no valid driver's license, hold
Leon Co.
*John Martin, criminal mischief.
*David Bryan, expired tag, more than six months
(Bay Co.).
April 11
*Ruben Toxton, criminal use ID information.
*Thomas Smith, VOP
April 12.
*Emiliano Ruiz, VOLP, no valid drivers license.
April 13
*Jeromy King, VOP.
*L.J. Smith, aggravated assault, resisting without

April 7
*Demetria Yolanda Moore, holding for CCSO.
April 8
*Taurice Edwards, holding for CCSO.
*Jima Rudd, state VOP.
*James D. Mathis, state VOP.
April 9
*Bessie Lee Mosley, holding for Leon Co.
*Shelly Goodwin, holding for CCSO.
April 11
*Juan Martinez, serving five days.
*Jennifer Lynn Parker, VOP state.
*Michael Lewis Price, DUI, DUI refusal.
April 12
*James Paul Tucker, contributing to the delin-
quency of a minor (three times).
April 13
*Timothy Litersky, driving while license suspended
or revoked, hold for Osceola Co.
*Jimmy Womble, felony DUI, felony driving while
license suspended or revoked, felony child endan-
germent, felony fleeing and eluding.
Listingsincludenametollowedbychargendidentificationof arresting agency.Thenamesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent untilproven guilty

The John Martin listedin this week's andlast week's Sheriff's
Log is not the same person as the John Rex Martin, Sr of
Blountstown or the John Rex Martin, Jr. of Bristol

Blountstown Police Dept.
April 7 through April 13, 2008
Citations issued:
Accidents...............02 Traffic Citations .................09
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......96
Business alarms.....02 Residential alarms..........00
Complaints..................................................... 147

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Hospital funding request not

included in legislative budget

Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
won't be getting needed
improvements this year. The
county's request to the state
for $750,000 is not in either
the House or Senate budgets.
"There is nothing in the
Senate budget concerning
the hospital right now," said
Melissa Durham, legislative
assistant to Sen. Al Lawson,
Senate and House
appropriation committees
soon will begin negotiations
to resolve budget differences.
The Legislature must vote on
a budget before it adjourns
May 2.
Durham said that sometimes
sources for funding are freed
up during negotiations but that
funding for the hospital is "not
"Because the hospital is
so important to Calhoun and
Liberty counties, both Sen.
Lawson and Rep. Coley will
work extremely hard (during
negotiations) for funding of
the project," Durham said.
The hospital asked the state
for $750,000 for installation
of an emergency generator,
upgrades and improvements
to the nurse call system, and
upgrades to the radiology and
clinical laboratory.
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital,

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built in 1960, provides
healthcare to Jackson,
Calhoun, Liberty and Gulf
counties, with service to a
combined population of more
than 84,000 residents. The
facility currently houses 25
Phillip Hill, acting hospital
administrator for the Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital, said although
there is an emergency
generator in place for the
hospital it is "not 100-percent
The hospital lies in an area
prone to violent storms and.
power outages. Hill said the
generator is meant to turn
on automatically in case of a
power outage, but the system
is outdated and needs to be
replaced as a preventative
"We're not confident that, in
an emergency (the generator)
will turn on," Hill said. "It
can be turned on manually

but that takes a lot of time and
According to Hill, who also
serves as the acting director of
nursing, the hospital's nurse
call system is functioning for
all 25 beds, but is also in need
of repair. "The system does
alert the nurse station when
patients are in need of help,"
he said. But, like the hospital's
generator, "it is old and as a
preventative measure should
be brought up to date."
"We do not want to run the
risk of a failure," Hill said.
"Right now (the nurse call
system) works 100-percent of
the time, but we don't want to
put anyone in danger."
Hill said the hospital has
requested funding from the
state as well as from local
government agencies. "We
are still keeping (funding)
as a local issue," Hill said.
"This is a community-based
Rep. Marti Coley,
R-Marianna, said, "The
community has been
remarkable in pulling together
to fully support the hospital."
Coley, who has said keeping
the hospital open is her top
priority, is working with the
community to develop new
ways to get funding.
"We are trying to think
of innovative ways to make
sure that the hospital receives
funding and continues to
function," Coley said. "The
tax base is so different in rural
communities than it is in cities.
(The hospital administrators)
need our help to keep this
project going."

'Back to School Tax Holiday'

bill moves on to full house
TALLAHASSEE House Bill 893, also known as the "Back
to School Tax Holiday" bill, which provides real tax relief for
Florida parents and keeps money in the pockets of Florida's
taxpayers, won approval from the Policy & Budget Council and
moved forward for consideration by the full House.
"As a parent, I know how expensive it is to purchase school
supplies for kids who are going back to school. These are tough
times for Florida's families and we must provide relief whenever
possible, especially for parents who are making tough decisions
about where to put their money," stated Representative Marti
Coley (R-Marianna), sponsor of HB 893. "My bill underscores
our efforts to make Florida affordable and provides parents with
tax relief so they have money to purchase the books, clothing,
footwear and other items their children will need for school.
This is a parent-friendly bill, and I'm pleased that it is moving
to the full House for a vote," concluded Representative Coley.
HB 893 establishes a sales tax holiday on August 2-11 (10
days). During the sales tax holiday, books, clothing, footwear,
wallets, and bags that cost $50 or less, and school supplies that
cost $10 or less, are exempt from the state sales tax and county
discretionary sales surtaxes.
The bill now moves to the full House for final

Liberty Community


Opening Date: Friday, April 18, 2008

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Phone: 850-643-2292

Located: 11033 NW State Road 20
Bristol, Florida 32321

Liberty Community Health Care
will begin scheduling appointments
on Thursday, April 17th.
Sliding scale for uninsured available-
Most insurance accepted
Walk-in's welcome

For questions you may contact:
Ms. Tina Tharpe, CPM
(850) 643-2415 ext. 240
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Intertribal Gathering and

Saddleblanket Memorial

set for April 18, 19 & 20
The Peoples Intertribal Gathering and Otis
Saddleblanket Memorial will be held on April
18, 19 and 20 and is open to all.
The gathering will be held at 4749 Hwy.
274 in Altha.
All veterans, drums, dancers, teachers of
traditions, crafters, storytellers and traders
are invited to join us. There is no booth space
The host drum will be Sage Creek. The
head lady dancer will be Judy Shadow Fox.
The head man dancer is to be announced. Jer-
ry Night Eagle Chason will be the arena di-
rector and John Ferguson will be the emcee.
There will be primitive camping, showers
and campfeed. Campfires are limited and pets
must be on a leash. No fire arms, alcohol or
drugs are allowed. Call Pine Lake RV Park on
Hwy. 231 at 722-1401 for the availability of
additional RV and tent sites.
This is not a pow-wow. There will be no
venders. There is no charge for any part of
this event; however, donations are appreci-
This is a traditional style gathering olf i-
tive peoples from many tribes for the purpl.....
of drumming, dancing, teaching and sha' I;
ideas and spirit.
Along with the gathering there will
memorial ceremony for Otis Saddleblarl ..i
son of the Kiowa Chairman (chief) Billy -
ans Horse of the Kiowa peoples from 0 I.,-
homa; son-in-law of Felton Roberts, cluilt
of the Creek people of Georgia and the l.iic
husband of Bonita Saddleblanket, daughlier
of Felton. He was a Vietnam Veteran.
For more information or to make driu-
tions call Jerry Brown at 348-1342, Paul E.i-
gleheart at 575-0604 or Jerry Lang at (122':

Third Annual 4-H

Big River Duck Race
Third Annual 4-H Big River Duck Race
is on again. Are You Ready! Who's goin, to
have that lucky ducky number this year as -lhe,
race across the finish line? It could be x,.u'
But you have to purchase that lucky ticket for
an opportunity to win $100.
How do you do that? Just stop by the
Liberty County Extension Office located in rthe
Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center and \% e
will be glad to help you out. Or you can |ist
ask one of our own Liberty County 4-H'er-
as they will be asking for your help again tlii.
year to support this important event.
The proceeds will go towards helprn,
our 4-H'ers attend Summer Camp at 4-il
Camp Timpoochee located in Niceville. Re:
a supporter of Liberty County 4-H purchi.,,.;
a $5 ticket for your opportunity to win $ 1i,,
and send a 4-H'er to summer camp.

Family History Workshop to

be held in Bristol on Apr. 26
The Church of Jesus Christ of Lattei-
day Saints is conducting a Family His.or,
Workshop for those with an interest in gett i
started on their Family Tree research.
It will be held on Saturday, April 26 f ,oi
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET) at the LDS Church in
Bristol. Refreshments will be served.
For questions, please call (851,'
3 .i?-3 "

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* Long Term Care, 10 a.m. till noon, Calhoun County Public Library
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital -
* Liberty County Heritage Book Committee, 1:00 p.m., Mormon Church in Bristol
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* Bridle Club, 3:30 5 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail

Seorge Trankin Carrol
* Blountstown Woman's Club, 11:45 a.m., board room of the W.T. Neal
Civic Center
* Magnolia VFD, 6 p.m., Fire House
. Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse

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* Liberty Community Health Care. -1 pnm Veeileran's: Mernrial P.rl.. C..i.:
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* Altha Boy Scouts, 5 .'A p m A4ha3 V'olunil..r Fir, D-padrrlnmeni
* AA 6 30 p m. LiDeriv Co C:ourlhIu, u i I.i ': sideie enilrnfel-I
* Bulldog Club. 7 p m LCHS hield c-

-FliiLbecrli SUmnItr B<- 'Ben "RL"' Limlm.
* Calhoun County Girl Scout Troop 579 '..
p WT rePl Civ.: C-enter
* Bristol Lions Club -p n Ap.ia.:hee R.PiiurrI
* Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S. p rrL_ r'
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* AA 6 30 p m LL-,rlv C C.:.,:,,urlh,:,u
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* Boy Scout Troop 206. pm V'ler.:.n_
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Lane-Brinson Reunion

to be held on June 6-8
The Lane-Brinson Family Reunion is right
around the corer, June 6-8. We are still col-
lecting money along with Carolina Blue t-
shirt money. Friday, June 6 we will be at the
Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center with a
70's theme party and fashion show.
Saturday, June 7 we will be at Silver Lake
in Leon County, fishing, swimming, and play-
ing games for kids and adults.
On Sunday, June 8 we will go to church at
Bethel A.M.E. in Rock Bluff followed by a
surprise wedding vow renewal for a Brinson
member from Los Angeles, CA. Afterwards
there will be a fish fry at Torreya State Park.
There will be prizes given away all three
days. We will also elect officers for the next
For more information contact Barbara
Brinson or Brandi Baker at 482-3899 or
557-8246 or email them at baker_brandi80@ or any Lane member.

Pre-school screening
to start in Calhoun Co.
FDLRS/PAEC and Calhoun County
School Board will co-sponsor preschool
,creenin_ tn idcntif" three and four year
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District 4-H can food drive
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Monday, April 14 -April 23 to the Liberty
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Center and help 4-H make difference.

'Stitches in Time' quilt

show planned May 3
Fit Stilchls in Time Past jnd Present
tulllt Shlo',. \. II be held on Sjrarday, May
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Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association to be in Dothan Festival

DOTHAN, AL On May 9-10, Landmark Park will
host the YellaWood Johnny Mack Brown Western
Festival, sponsored by Great Southern Wood Preserving,
A special feature at the festival will be a demonstration
by the Alabama Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association.
Bill Mengle, president of the Alabama CMSA, has been
participating in demonstrations and matches for about
two years.
"Most people like to watch matches because they are
very easy to understand," Mengle says. "Shooting can be
a very addictive sport."
In a typical timed match, riders dress in period clothes
and shoot targets from horseback. Every target missed
adds five seconds to the rider's time, and the lowest time
wins. No live ammunition is used so the event is safe and
"It doesn't matter what kind of horse you have,"
Mengle says. "You see all kinds. Some people even ride
mules. Everyone uses the old six shooters like you see in
old cowboy movies."
The two-day festival will also present Wester-themed
activities and Johnny Mack Brown movies.
Trick ropers, speed draw demonstrations, gunfight
reenactments and other period shows add to the Old West
feel. Plus, Landmark Park is home to one of the largest
collections of Johnny Mack Brown memorabilia you will

see anywhere in the country. Several of his movies from
the 1930s and '40s will be shown during the festival.
On Friday, May 9, a Barn Dance will be held in the
Stokes Activity Barn starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is
$20 per person and includes dinner catered by the Blue


Congressman Boyd to host Military Academy Day Saturday in Tallahassee

Saturday, April 19, Congressman
Allen Boyd (D-North Florida)
will host his annual Military
Academy Day. The event will be
held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at
the Kleman Plaza, Florida League
of Cities, Conference Room,
Plaza Level, located at 301 South

Bronough St. in Tallahassee. High
school freshmen, sophomores
and juniors who are interested in
attending one of the U.S. military
academies and those students
who would like to learn more
about ROTC scholarships are
encouraged to attend. As part of
the military academy application

process, students are required to
have a congressional nomination
submitted on their behalf.
Congressman Boyd and
members ofhis staffwill be joined
by representatives from each of the
service academies: U.S. Military
Academy (West Point), Naval
Academy, Air Force Academy,

Merchant Marine Academy
and Coast Guard Academy.
Representatives from the ROTC
units of Florida State University,
Florida A & M University and the
University of Florida also will be
in attendance.
The event is free and open
to students and parents who are

interested in learning more about
our nation's military academies,
requirements for admission and
the appointment process. For
more information, please contact
Edna Parker in Congressman
Boyd's Tallahassee office at (850)
561-3979 or edna.parker@mail.

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Tickets for the festival are $10 and are good for both
days. Park members and children 12 and under are
admitted free. Tickets do not include admission to the
barn dance. The-festival will be open on May 9 from 1
p.m. 6 p.m. and on May 10 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Johnny Mack Brown was bor in Dothan on Sept. 1,
1904 and excelled as an athlete at Dothan High School.
He went on to the University ofAlabama where he was an
All-American halfback. Brown made his first film in 1927
and went on to appear in over 165 movie and television
productions. He acted with movie greats incudiag Mae
West, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and John Wayne.
Brown's fame, however, came with his acting in
B-Westems. In the 1940s and '50s, he was consistently
ranked in the Top 10 in popularity of Hollywood movie
Other sponsors of the YellaWood Johnny Mack
Brown Western Festival include the Radio People, Coca-
Cola and Jeffers Vet Supply.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Landmark Park,
a 100-acre historical and natural science park located
on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, Ala. For more
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Attorney General Bill McCollum issues consumer

advisory about mortgage fraud, foreclosure scams

General Bill McCollum issued a
consumer advisory on mortgage
fraud and foreclosure-related
Noting that Florida now
ranks first in the nation for the
number of home foreclosures,
the Attorney General encourages
Floridians to educate themselves
about the various types of
mortgage fraud and learn about
the foreclosure process to protect
themselves from becoming
potential victims.
"As we see the number of

foreclosures continue to increase,
we have unfortunately also
seen the number of mortgage-
related scams grow and threaten
more Floridians," said Attorney
General McCollum. "We
will continue to fight these
fraudulent operations with every
resource we have available to us,
whether it is litigation, consumer
education, or legislation with the
help of our leaders in the Florida
The Attorney General filed a
lawsuit against three Broward
County companies and their

owners for their alleged roles in
a foreclosure rescue scheme. The
deceptive operation defrauded
numerous homeowners in
the foreclosure process out
of hundreds of thousands of
dollars in home equity. Other
companies have been sued for
similar behavior by the Attorney
General's Mortgage Fraud Task
In addition to filing lawsuits
to protect Florida homeowners
from unscrupulous business
practices, the Attorney General
is supporting the Foreclosure

Fraud Prevention Act, which
passed unanimously in the
The proposed legislation
will ensure that, among other
things, homeowners are properly
informed about their rights when
they are signing a contract with a
foreclosure rescue entity.
It will also provide a three-
day right of cancellation period
that allows the consumer to
cancel the agreement with the
foreclosure rescuer and makes
violations of this act unfair and
deceptive trade practices subject
to the penalties included in
Chapter 501, Florida Statutes.
The legislation is being
sponsored by Senator Mike
Fasano (R-New Port Richey)
and Representative Clay Ford

(R-Gulf Breeze).
The Attorney General has also
cautioned senior citizens about
scams associated with reverse
mortgages, a type of home
equity loan frequently abused by
con artists and scammers.
These loans are often popular
options for senior citizens
because they offer a cash source
which can help meet unexpected
medical expenses, supplement
social security and more.
More information about
reverse mortgages is available
Additional information about
avoiding mortgage foreclosures
and identifying common scams
is available on the Attorney
General's website, http://

Ray Widener, right, receives a certificate recognizing him as Legionnaire of the Year for
American Legion Post #272 from Commander Steve Mears Sr.

Post member honored, donors

thanked for helping buy bugle

The American
Legion Post #272
in Blountstown had
something to celebrate
Saturday, naming their
member of the year and
honoring businesses
and individuals who
helped purchase a
bugle for use by their
funeral honor guard.
Ray Widener of
Blountstown was
named Legionnaire
of the Year. Widener
joined the local Post
after moving to the area
a couple of years ago.
Prior to that, he had been
an active Post member
for about a decade.
He currently serves as
vice-commander and
"he just kind of takes
care of things when the

commander can't be here," says
Pat Mears. Widener helps with
the organization's paperwork and
is active with the honor guard.
"He makes sure everything is
done and done right," according
to Mears, who adds: "He's always

Legion Commander Steve Mears presents a certificate of apprecia-
tion to Tim Adams of Adams Funeral Home to recognize his contribu-
tion to the Post's purchase of a bugle. He is shown with Pat Mears,
Wes Johnson (with bugle) and Daniel Poston. Also contributing to the
project was Peavy Funeral Home of Blountstown, Hall Funeral Home
of Altha, and Reburta McCrummen and family of Clarksville. Anyone
who would like to donate to similar projects may contact Ray Widener
at 674-1668.

there to, help."
About 75 people stopped by
the Post Saturday to enjoy a
cookout and congratulate the new
member of the year.
The ceremonial bugle has
a special cone inside with a

pre-recorded program of 10
different calls, including taps.
The Legion Honor Guard fires
three volleys of seven guns for
a 21-gun salute, plays taps and
presents an American flag to the
family at veterans' funerals.

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Twenty-seven cases have been identified in Florida from four counties, including Calhoun

Adverse reactions reported from dietary supplements

Florida Department of Health
is investigating an outbreak
of suspect selenium poisoning
associated with consumption
of a dietary supplement. Total
Body Essential Nutrition of
Atlanta is the sole distributor
of the products and has
voluntarily recalled Total
Body Formula in the flavors
of Tropical Orange and Peach
Nectar and Total Body Mega
Formula in Orange/Tangerine
The liquid dietary
supplement products may
cause severe adverse reactions,
including nausea, vomiting
and diarrhea, joint pain and
fatigue. These symptoms can
be followed by hair loss, nail
brittleness and neurological
abnormalities (such as
numbness and other odd
sensations in the hands, arms,
legs or feet). To date, 27 cases
have been identified in Florida
from four counties (Calhoun,

Gulf, Lake and Washington).
The Total Body Formula
products are sold in eight-
ounce and 32-ounce plastic
bottles. The Total Body Mega
Formula is sold in 32-ounce
plastic bottles. The U.S. Food
and Drug Administration
(FDA) is analyzing samples
of the products to identify
the cause of the reactions,
including the possibility that
the products contain excessive
amounts of selenium, which
is known to cause symptoms
such as those described in the
adverse events. Selenium, a
trace mineral, is needed only
in small amounts for good
The products have also
been distributed in Alabama,
California, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri,
New Jersey, North Carolina,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee,
Texas and Virginia.
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and to discard the bottles
by placing them in a trash
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have been taking the products
and have experienced adverse
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the product, consumers can call
the FDA's toll-free Food Safety
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The Calhoun
County Health
is pleased to
report a positive
response to the
outreach clinics
that are being
conducted at the
satellite libraries
in Calhoun
County. We
have already
assisted several
families in need
of medical care,"
stated Peggy
Howland, RN.
"Our director,
Dr. Gene
felt that it is time
for the health

department to .____-_
branch out more LEFT TO RIGHT: Vane
into the local Community Health Nurse,
community." Skipper.
Clinics are
held on the following schedule:
*First and third Monday at Altha Public
*First and third Tuesday, Hugh Creek Public


All suspect cases of selenium
poisoning should be reported
to a local county health
DOHpromotes, protects andimproves
the health of all people in Florida. To
learn more about DOH, visit the website

*Second and
fourth Monday,
SKinard Public
.Second and
S' fourth Tuesday,
.r Shelton's Corer
.. Public Library.
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iare held during
i regular library
17. "hours from 2
p.m. 5 p.m.
SThe nurses
that conduct
the clinic will
be providing
blood pressure
checks, diabetes
risk screening,
stroke and
heart disease
sa P. O'Neal, RN, Senior as well ast
incy Newsome and Michelle
on the other
programs that
our community can benefit from at the health
department .
For more information, please call your
local libraries or the Calhoun County Health
Department at 674-5645.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

established to increase awareness
TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Health (DOH)
recognizes April as Sexual AssaultAwareness Month to emphasize the
need for increased awareness to prevent sexual violence. Nationally,
the 2008 theme is to prevent sexual violence in the workplace and
promote a healthy work environment.
"Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace is essential to
healthy work relationships. All people need to feel comfortable
and safe in their work environment and assured that any safety or
harassment concerns they raise will be taken seriously," said DOH
Division Director of Family Health Services Annette Phelps, A.R.N.P.,
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of
Justice (November 2000), women are the victims of 80 percent of
rapes and sexual assaults that occur in the workplace. In fiscal year
2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received
12,025 charges of sexual harassment with 15.4% of those charges
filed by males.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center provides the
following tips to create a healthy workplace:
Lead by example explain to peers what a safe environment
means to you.
Interrupt insensitive comments, sexist jokes, demeaning emails
or other forms of harassment.
Recommend policies and practices that contribute to respect and
For more information on sexual violence, visit the DOH web site at or visit the National Sexual Violence
Resource Center at To find a rape crisis center, visit or call the toll free hotline at (888) 956-7273.

Outreach clinics offering medical

checks to many in outlying areas

SCalhoun County

I was born and raised in Calhoun County and reside on Paradise Lane,
SAltha, FL. I am currently employed by Senior Life Services where I am a
sales manager. Prior to that, I was a home builder. I attended Blountstown
High School and have a B.A. degree from Columbia College, Columbia,
MO. I am a veteran and retiree of the Armed Forces and served three tours
Sin Vietnamn.
S If you give me the opportunity to serve you, the citizens of Calhoun
County, I will keep the drivers license section in Calhoun County and ex-
Spand the hours to include opening the office on Saturdays to serve those
People who work during the week. The citizens of Calhoun County deserve
the best service and if elected, I promise to fulfill the duties of the Tax Col-
lector to the very best of my ability.
Over the next few months, I look forward to visiting your home and meet-
Sing with you personally. During this time, if you have any questions, I can
Sbe reached at 643-8701 or 237-2669. Your vote and support will be greatly
Paid Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Royce Gene Wise for Tax Collector, Democrat




Homecomings &
Pastor Appreciation
CHURCH The Blue Creek
Methodist Church will be
celebrating their homecoming
on Sunday, April 20 at 11 a.m.
Special Music
& Concerts
CHURCH -Abe Springs Baptist
Church will be having a Praise
and Worship Service on Saturday,
April 19. Service will start at 6
p.m. (CT).
If you would like to share in
song or testimony, please plan to

For more information call
674-5880 or 674-4376.
CHURCH Swiftwater and The
Cobb Family will be in concert
at Victory Hill PH Church at the
Sunday evening service beginning
at 5:30 p.m. on April 20. Please
join us for song and worship as
we rejoice in God's wonder and
grace. Food and fellowship will
follow the service. The church is
located on Ashley Shiver Road
between Altha and Blountstown
on Hwy 71.
Prayer Meetings
Liberty Community Prayer Band
will hold prayer service Thursday,
April 17 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at the
home of Brother and Sister Louie
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
call 643-3660.

West Gadsden Historical Society plans
tasting party for new cookbook April 20
Join us for our tasting party on Sunday, April 20 at 3 p.m. in
Gardner Hall, 150 E. 11th St,, Greensboro in honor of the West
Gadsden Historical Society cookbook. There will be various
recipes from our cookbook available for your enjoyment. If you
need more information, please call (850) 442-4041 or visit our
Web site at


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Smith represents Big Bend Hospice in parade
Pictured above are Doris Smith of Bristol, member of the
Big Bend Hospice Liberty County Advisory Council and
her cousin, Zach Stoutamire. Doris and Zach traveled to
Tallahassee to help represent Big Bend Hospice in the
recent Springtime Tallahassee Parade.

The family of John Thomas Terry, Jr. would like to thank all
the friends and family for their kind words, food gifts, cards,
flowers and support in our time of grief.
God bless all of you, my baby will surely be missed.
Terry Family

TheFourWinds Scholarship
Foundation would like to
thank the community for their
support of this organization.
They would also like to
announce the winners of the *
two boxes. They are Chief
Jerry Brown and Jessie
McClendon of Clarksville.
The Four Winds ,
Scholarship Foundation




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Put on the Armor of God
Text: Ephesians 6:10-18
M.R. de Haan II says there are ants
that "have a passion for the sweet,
glandular substance given off by the
caterpillar of a large butterfly." Ants
like it so much they can be "addicted."
The ants hunt the caterpillar and
bring it home to their nest. The ants
begin feeding on the "secretions" of
their prey. Then the caterpillar stuffs
himself eating ant larva. The ants are
so busy eating "the tasty secretions...
they are oblivious of the fact that
their young are being devoured in the
So it is with sin. Satan makes
sin look very attractive. We yield to
temptation to enjoy the temporary
pleasures of sin. We fail to realize that
what we enjoy in the moment is the
very thing that will utterly destroy us
in the end.
Sin is not something to play around
with. It is a captive. It binds. It
destroys. Believe it or not, you are
locked into a battle for your soul. You
may not even believe in the devil.
Nevertheless, the reality is that there
is a spiritual being who is the opposite
equivalent to Michael, the archangel.
This powerful being, the devil, is out to
destroy you because you were made in
God's image.
Satan is very subtle. All the while
you are focusing on the pleasure of the
moment; he is wreaking havoc in the
rest of your life. Too late, you realize it
was all a mistake.
If that has already happened to
you, you can still receive love and
forgiveness from an awesome God.
Confess your sins, believe in Christ,
and forgiveness is yours.
You can overcome the devil and
his temptations. Trust in and rely upon
the power of the Lord to deliver you.
The devil cannot make any believer in
Christ do anything. Put on the whole
armor of God. Fight.


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Chances are you could be one

of the many 'Chason Cousins'

by Wynell Bateman ofAltha

The history of Liberty County,
Florida would not be complete
without the addition of some Chason
cousin history.
One of the first Chasons landed at
Charleston aboard a ship from England
but was born in Paris, France. After
coming to the New World, the family
spread out a good bit. This was around
1732. Some of them came from North
Carolina to Liberty, Leon, Washington
and Jackson County, Florida.
James Chason was born in North
Carolina about 1773. He and his
wife, Lucinda, had five sons, John,
Henry, Jacob, Josiah, Duncan and two
daughters, Jane and Elizabeth.
John Chason owned land west of
the Ocklockonee River bounded on
the north by Dauble Branch and the
road leading to Crooked River, and on
the south by Fort Creek, which he sold
to John Laugston in 1885. John was
also a Justice of the Peace in Liberty
Henry Chason was listed in the
1830 census of Washington County.

He is listed in the Florida voters in
the first statewide election of 1845
from Washington County. Henry and
his wife, Charlotte (Owen) Chason, came to
Liberty County between 1850 and 1860 and are
enumerated in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census as
living at Blue Creek. He bought 90 acres of land
from Sections 20 and 29 that were listed as part of
the "Forbes Purchase" from John Beard in 1863 for
one hundred fifty dollars and sold it to Alexander
Turner for five hundred dollars on 1866.
Jacob Chason married Hannah Williams in
Tallahassee. They had seven children. He died
there in 1876. Lucinda lived with her son, Jacob,
after her husband, James, died. She owned forty
acres on what is now known as Capital Circle in


Josiah married Mary Lambert in 1833. They
had seven children. Duncan was born about 1815
and died October 02, 1846. Henry, Jacob, John
and Josiah are in the Florida Militia muster rolls
of the Seminole Indian Wars.
Henry moved over to Calhoun County and there
is a small town named "Chason" where he lived.
There was also a school named Chason there.
Chances are if your name is Chester, Turner,
Peddie, Rudd, Mims, Bracewell, Brown, Money,
Roberts, Mercer, Gregory, Sumner, Johson,
Stokes, Larkins, Duggar, Revell or Lindsey, you
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Derek and Danielle Aultman, of Live Oak
are proud to announce the birth of their
daughter, Alicia Kathleen Aultman, born on
February 5, 2008 at Shands in Jacksonville.
She weighed 4 Ibs. and 8 oz. and measured
17 inches long. Maternal grandparents are
Bill and the late Lisia Neel. Paternal grand-
parents are Jimmy and Cynthia Aultman.
Great-grandparents are Bill Ayers and the
late Kay Ayers, Kenneth and Katherine
Walsh and Ruth Neel. She was welcomed
home by her two brothers, Alex Aultman,
10, and Kayden Aultman, 16 months old.
She is already spoiled with rocking and
holding by all the family, especially by great-
granddaddy Bill.

Jeffery and Felicia Uhrick are
proud to announce the birth of
their son, Jeffery Jay Uhrick III,
born on March 23, 2008. He
weighed 5 lbs. and 4 oz. and
measured 17 3/4. inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Marilynn and Archie Harris of '
Bristol. Paternal grandparents ,
are Jeff Uhrick and Gloria Smith
of Bristol, Jane Uhrick ofAltha. .
The parents would like to thank
everyone for their support and
prayers while they entered the
new world of parenthood.

Caitlyn Cheyenne Watson is celebrating
her third birthday on April 19 with a My Little
Pony Party at the Veterans Memorial Park
playground pavillion on Saturday, April 19 at
3 p.m. (ET). She is the daughter of Candice
Dawson and Marlon Watson Jr. of Tallahas-
see. She is the proud granddaughter of
James and Veldina Dawson of Bristol and
Marlon and Maria Watson Sr. of Pace. Her
great-grandparents are James and Ruby Gib-
son of Bristol, Florencia Chambers of Costa

lyn, NYand the late Roberta Donar and Willie .
Dawson. Hergodparents are Debbie Roberts '' '.
of Tallahassee, Fred Bruson of Irvington, NJ
and the Elder Theodis and Wanda Lane of
Tampa. Caitlyn has a busy lifestyle in that she enjoys watching Sprout movies, gymnastics,
singing, learning sign language from her Grandma Ruby and Grandpa James and helping
her Granddaddy James feed and care for her horse. She also likes going to Pace to see
herAunt Melody and Melissa, helping her Uncle John Dawson feed the horses and talking
on the phone to herAunt Chasity and Uncle Tim in Tampa.

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celebrating her seventh birthday on April
10. She is the daughter of Frida Suttles
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s da re man of Bristol. Her grandparents are John
and Irene Suttles of Hosford and R.D. and
Debra Schwendeman of Bristol. Her great-
grandparents are Freda and the late Chill
Lancaster of Poplar Bluff, MO. Samantha
enjoys making the honor roll, roller blading,
t playing with her sister, Chelsea, and aggra-
vating Matt, Alex and Emma Bynog.

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regularly over the past year and
a half, developing the plan and
is now beginning the tedious
process of compiling the many
varied ideas and opinions on how
Florida's deer should be managed.
The process of hashing out all of
the details is challenging, but the
team and stakeholder group are
committed to making the plan a
Together, these folks are
spending countless hours going
over every detail, obstacle, theory
and strategy that needs to be
considered and worked out so
the management plan's ambitious

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In its February meeting
in Panama City Beach,
the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC)
approved the "Strategic
Plan for Deer Management
in Florida 2008-2018."
The plan describes the
state's history of deer
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and outlines a 10-year stral
direction through a series of
thought-out goals, objectives
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was just approved, FWV
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to achieve the plan's object
the overall goal being to en
healthy deer populations
will meet the public's des
for recreational hunting, w
protecting private property
ensuring the long-term we
of the species.
This living-and-breathing
continues to be a collabon
effort between FWC staff a
stakeholder group represer
many of the state's hunting
conservation organizati
associations, other governmm
agencies and large pri'
landowners that lease muc
their properties to hunters.
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in Florida, Florida Wile
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Associations of Florida, Ui
Hunters of Florida, Traditi
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tatus goals and objectives will be
tegic realized. Much more hard work
well- lies ahead, but the strategic plan
s and provides a good road map for
moving forward.
?lan Florida's deer are unlike any
rC's other state's, and there are no
n is clear-cut, easy fixes that can be
egin applied in "broad-brush" fashion
ssary to solve every issue. Much of
ves- our state is not blessed with rich
sure soils capable of producing high-
that quality, year-round nutrition
sires for deer, so you can't just take
vhile what another state is doing for
and deer management and apply it
Ifare to Florida.
Because Florida's northern-
plan tiered counties that border
native Georgia and Alabama actually do
nd a have pretty fertile soil, you have
citing to manage that herd differently
and than you would the deer living
ons/ in areas of the state with poorer
mental habitat. So the plan includes the
vate idea of creating deer management
h of units (DMUs) to help manage
deer at a more local level. The
lered factors going into where the lines
which may be drawn include areas with
Lting similar habitat, soil compositions,
Life geographic features and timing of
ien's the rut. Major roads and rivers
united will be used as boundary lines
onal when possible to make the DMUs
orida easy to delineate.
ades Now there's probably not
rida going to be different hunting
tion season dates for each DMU; that
river would be too complicated and
tion, unnecessary. But it is possible
rida, that more hunting regulation
and zones than the three we have may
ion, be necessary.

Conyers team stays undefeated
Liberty County's Dixie Major Conyers Flooring baseball team
continued their undefeated ways with a 10-0 win over TEC Thursday
night at Veterans Park Memorial Field.
Charles Morris had a home run and a double for Conyers and
scored three runs.
Hayden Swier poked a pair of hits, and William Hosford scored
two runs for the winners.
Chris Lynn and Munroe Hinson slapped hits for TEC.
Conyers and TEC met Tuesday night in a game and both will play
double headers at Sneads beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
Both teams will be in action Tuesday, April 22, when the
Blountstown Cardinals play TEC at Memorial Park and Conyers
goes to Blountstown for a game against the Braves. Both games are
slated for a 6:30 p.m. start.

Liberty Co. Ponytails get season underway
Bennett White and Richard Riles, coaches of Johnson's Heating and
Air Dixie Girls Ponytails softball team felt good about their team's
effort in their opening game against Sneads last Thursday night.
Sneads rallied to take an 11-10 win in the game.
The Johnson's Heating and Air team played in Marianna on
Saturday, April 12 and hosted Sneads at Memorial Park on Tuesday,
April 15. They will host Marianna Kawanis on Monday, April 21 at
7 p.m. at Memorial Park.

Besides creation of
DMUs, other possible
ideas being considered
include changes in hunting
seasons, better ways to
ensure harvest success
for a greater number of
hunters and monitoring the
long-term effects of antler
restrictions on wildlife
management areas (WMAs).
Speaking of antler restrictions,
at the February Commission
meeting, rules were passed on
21 WMAs, which put a 3-points-
on-a-side antler restriction on
legal bucks. These areas are
Apalachee, Pine Log, Wakulla,
Belmore, Four Creeks, Hatchet
Creek, Homosassa, Jennings
Forest, Big Bend Tide Swamp
Unit, Richloam Baird Unit, Bull
Creek, Caravelle Ranch, Guana
River, Seminole Forest, Arbuckle,
Lake Marion Creek, Upper
Hillsborough, Okaloacoochee
Slough, Dinner Island Ranch,
Jones/Hungryland and Spirit-of-
Additionally, Tate's Hell State
Forest and Tate's Hell Womack
Creek Unit in the Northwest
Region will have a forked-antler
(2 points on a side) restriction.
The new antler rules on all of
these areas will be in effect during
the 2008-09 hunting season.
Other proposals under
consideration include a tag-and-
report system, where hunters
would tag deer immediately after
the take and shortly afterwards,
report the harvest. Methods for
reporting deer harvest information
may include calling a toll-free
telephone number or entering
the harvest information through
the Internet.
To view a copy of the "Strategic
PlanforDeerManagement in Florida
2008-2018, go to
hunting and look under "Additional
Hunting Seasons, Regulations,
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Cave divers receive springs protection financial support

The Florida Wildlife Federation,
through a grant from Nestle Waters of
North America, has awarded $5,000 to the
Woodville Karst Plain Project (WKPP) to
support its outstanding efforts to protect
Florida's springs.
In thanking Nestle Waters of North
America for their financial support, Casey
McKinlay, Project Director of WKPP,
stated "WKPP will put this support
towards our growing investment to safely
and effectively explore the caves systems
within the Woodville Karst Plain including
Wakulla Springs while at the same time
supporting research and educational
efforts that further the understanding and
protection of these incredible and unique

natural and cultural
"The Wakulla-
Leon Sinks cave
system is one of the
largest underwater
cave systems in the
world, and if it were
not water filled, it
would surely be a
National Park," said
McKinlay referring
to the largest of

"The Wakulla-Leon Sinks cave
system is one of the largest
underwater cave systems in
the world, and if it were not
water filled, it would surely be
a National Park," said Casey
McKinlay referring to the largest
of several underwater cave
systems south of Tallahassee.

world, discovered
and confirmed the
physical connection
between the Leon
Sinks and Wakulla
Cave Systems and, in
doing so, established
the fourth longest
underwater cave
system in the world.
WKPP divers spent
10 hours at depths
over 300 feet and

several underwater cave systems south 26 hours total on the big dive leading up
of Tallahassee. to linking the Leon Sinks and Wakulla
Recently the dive team, consisting of Springs cave systems.
75 volunteer cave divers from around the In their seventeen years of work,

WKPP divers have explored 28 miles of
underwater caves in Florida's Big Bend
They have been instrumental in
supporting groundwater dye trace studies
and installing hydraulic meters essential
to mapping the flow of water to Wakulla
Springs. Their work has been featured on
PBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, Learning
Channel and by National Geographic.
The Florida Wildlife Federation was
pleased to name the Woodville Karst
Plain Project as the recipient of the
monetary award from Nestle Waters of
North America and as the recipient of
FWF's Annual Springs Protection Award
for 2008.


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ask you to PLEASE vote for our Uncle Bubba
for Liberty County Tax Collector.
He is employed by the Leon County Tax
ir Collector's Office where he is a Manager and
a Certified Florida Collector's Assistant. Be-
i fore that he was employed with the Depart-
6 ment of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
with the Bureau of Titles and Registrations. In
aub ie ; j cayl : that job he traveled all over the State of Flori-
da to train Tax Collectors and their staff on the
S' ___use of the computer system they are currently
using. When he wasn't traveling, he was answering phone calls and assisting the Tax collectors
throughout the state with procedural and/or statutory rules.
If you elect him, he will:
Keep the office opened Monday Friday from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. -
12 noon.
Be easily accessible and available to serve anybody that can't make it to the office during
normal business hours, even if it means bringing it to their house.
If you vote for and elect our Uncle Bubba it will not only make us proud, but you will be glad you
did for the RAST of your business with the Liberty County Tax Collector's Office.
A vote for our Uncle Bubba will be a vote for EXPERIENCE!
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Chipola Cultural
celebration today
MARIANNA-The Chipola
College Social and Behavioral
Sciences Department will host
a "Cultural Celebration!" event,
Wednesday, April 16 from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. in front of the Milton
H. Johnson Health Center on
College Street.
Dr. Willie Spires, Director
of the Social and Behavioral
Sciences department, said, "The
purpose of the event is to increase
awareness of the many diverse
cultures in our world as we
become more global within the
many sociological institutions."
Students in Spires'
Contemporary Sociology course
are highlighting the seven
continents by selecting various
cultures within their continent.
For the inaugural year, the
Chipola students are inviting the
community and the sixth grade
classes from the surrounding
"Chipola students are very
enthusiastic about this event," said,
Dr. Spires. "The visiting students
and other guests will gain an
invaluable cultural and educational
experience in a fun way. We plan
to make this an annual event."

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Florida Academy of Sciences
Chipola College math and science education students and
faculty presented an abstract at the 72nd Annual Meeting of
the Florida Academy of Sciences at Jacksonville University in
March. The students presented an abstract-Groundwater
in Science Education-designed to teach K-12 students
the importance of groundwater issues using a bedrock
groundwater flow model, water quality testing and inquiry
based scientific fieldwork. Students are, from left: Lori
Holland, Danny Rutherford, Nathan Day and Deborah
Yglesias. The students were accompanied by professors
Dr. Santine Cuccio, Dr. David Hilton and Allan Tidwell.

Saturday, April 26

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We're taking old computers
and components at Calhoun
County Recycling Center. j

HAZ-MATS are Hazardous

Household Materials and other

Toxic Wastes Pesticides Insecticides
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Spot Removers Paint Stale Gasoline *

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Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321
Letters should be no longer than 350 words and
include the writer's name, phone number and address.

Have things really changed

since the death of Dr. King?

To the editor:
In this year of the 40th
Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr.'s assassination, I re-read
a Pulitzer Prize winning Southern
novel written by a woman and
came across a passage that made
me think. The setting takes place
during the Great Depression in
rural, deep south Alabama, quite
close to the Florida panhandle
I'm guessing. It involves a
conversation a father, who is a
public defender, and his 12 year
old son.
"Doesn't make it right," said
Jem stolidly. He beat his fist
softly on his knee. "Youjust can't
convict a man on evidence like
that-you can't."
"You couldn't, but they could
and did. The older you grow
the more of it you'll see. The
one place a man ought to get a
square deal is in a courtroom, be

he any color of the rainbow, but
people have a way of carrying
their resentments right into ajury
box. As you grow older, you'll
see white men cheat black men
every day of your life, but let
me tell you something and don't
you forget it-whenever a white
man does that to a black man, no
matter who he is, how rich he is,
or how fine a family he comes
from, that white man is trash."
I just wondered if things had
really changed now that it's the
21st century?
From that time until today, I
can see that things have improved.
My God, we've got a black
Presidential candidate running.
If you can figure out what
author meant by this passage, the
question still lingers, have things
really changed?
Bobby Mears,

Nurse responds to criticism of physician
To the editor:
This is in response to the letter submitted by Timothy J. Brown in
the Calhoun Liberty Journal, April 9, 2008, concerning Dr. Farooqi
and Calhoun Liberty Hospital.
My name is Theresa Sewell. I'm Dr. Misbah Farroqi's nurse for
12 years now. If anyone knows Dr. Farooqi, it's me.
Who in the world gets sutures in their hand, then goes back outside
the next day and continues to work outside on his project, then wonders
why the sutures came out and busted open? Duh!!
I don't think better care of Mr. Brown's wound would have made
a big difference in the outcome.
We are very fortunate to have some of the best physicians in our
community than any where else.
I believe more support from everyone in our community would
surely help.
I'm sure my letter will not be the only one the paper receives. I for
one think Dr. Farooqi is a very respected physician, friend, employer
and he's loved by everyone. Thank you.
Theresa Sewell, Clarksville
Who was shown painting engine?
To the editor:
My mate and I enjoy driving around Pear Street about once a week,
down memory lane and to see Engine #444.
I thank the young man in the April 9 issue of the Journal, page one
photo, painting.
I shall remember his input in making our community more
Yet where is the dignity in the Journal including his name?
Howard Wesley Johnson, Blountstown
EDITOR'S NOTE: The painter is an inmate at Calhoun Correctional
Institution who is part of the work squad helping with the restoration of
the train. The Dept. of Corrections does not allow the names of inmate
crews to be used, nor do they allow their faces to be photographed
in the course of their duties.

Thief asked to return stolen skateboard
To the editor:
Someone took my ten-year-old grandson's skateboard off the porch
of my home on the night of March 31.
I just want that person to know that they have truly broken a little
boy's heart. He got that skateboard for Christmas and rode it every
single day.
If you have any feelings at all please just bring it back. You can
leave it in the same spot where you took it from or just in the yard
and nothing will ever be said.
God bless you.
Sue Ammons, Blountstown

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Congressman Boyd receives 'Spirit of Enterprise' award

Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) received
the "Spirit of Enterprise"
award from the U.S. Chamber
of Commerce for his strong
support of pro-economic
growth legislation in the first
session of the 110th Congress.
"It is such an honor to
receive this award from the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce,"
said Congressman Boyd. "The
federal government can play a
meaningful role in providing
economic opportunities for our
businesses. I am proud to work
with the U.S. Chamber and the
local chambers in North Florida
to promote more economic
growth in our communities."
The Chamber's "Spirit of
Enterprise" award is given

annually to members of Congress
based on rankings it gives for
key business votes. The votes
counted by the Chamber in
2007 included the extension
of the federal backstop for
terrorism risk insurance and
the passage of critical water
resources legislation to facilitate
the nation's waterways and ports
and to authorize funding for
Everglades restoration.
"Representative Boyd has
proven to be an effective ally
to the business community,
supporting legislation that helps
grow the economy and creates
new jobs for hardworking
Americans," said Tom Donohue,
Chamber President and CEO.
"The Chamber is grateful for
Allen's commitment to these
important issues and is proud to

present him with this award."
"Our communities are
stronger because of the work and
dedication of the local chambers
and their membership," stated
Boyd. "I will continue to work
in Congress to support our
chambers and the issues that
are important to the economic
development of North
Chamber-designated "key
votes" are recorded floor
votes on issues established as
priorities by the Chamber's
board of directors and on which
the Chamber communicates
its position prior to the vote.
Members of Congress who
support the Chamber's position
on at least 70 percent of key
votes receive the "Spirit of
Enterprise" award.

Florida Public-Service Commission urges water conservation in April

TALLAHASSEE "One person can make a big
difference in Florida," said Public Service Commission
Chairman Matthew M. Carter II, who is urging
Floridians to reduce their water consumption during
April for Water Conservation Month, declared by
Governor Crist and the Cabinet.
"We can make sensible choices about our own water
usage, while also protecting Florida's natural resource
for future generations to use and enjoy," Chairman
Carter added.
Chairman Carter suggests five easy tips for residents

to practice not only this spring, but all year long, to
reduce water consumption and save money on their
water and wastewater bill:
Water your lawn in the morning and let water sink
in slowly.
Use a rake and broom to clean sidewalks, driveways,
and gutters instead of a hose.
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and
Don't leave the water running while doing dishes.
Use the proper load setting when using your

washing machine.
For more information on water conservation, visit
the PSC Web site at
The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's
consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone,
water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable,
and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory
authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic
regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitors
safety, reliability, and service.


School kids treated to theatre presentation
The Atlantic Coast Theatre came
to the Veterans Memorial Civic
Center to do two programs for
the Hosford and Tolar schools
April 9. About 800 students,
from Pre-K thru 8th grade, _
attended. The first performance '
was Rockin' Red Ridin' Hood
is and the later show was The
Notorious Jumping Frog Of
Calaveras County. This was
put on by the Liberty County
Arts Council. and at this time
we'd like to thank both schools I
and teachers for making this
possible for our local kids.

Ball player teams up with the Liberty

.'sCo. Health Dept. to speak at schools
Sirmon S Rick Bender, a semi-pro ball
player lost a third of his tongue,
half of his jaw, and all of the flesh
connecting the right side of his
neck with the rest of his body as a
\-Owner & Operator: "result of chewing tobacco.
IDon Sirmons "I fell victim to a combination of
Mr. Sirmons will three things, peer pressure, a love
pick up and of baseball, and tobacco company
deliver if ads," Rick said.
needed. He spoke to the students in three
different assemblies including
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Liberty High School, Tolar Middle
to set up yourr School and Hosford School
Mr. Don Sirmons has combined experience of regarding his own life experience
40 years in the Alignment business. He spe- with chewing tobacco.
cializes in Front and Rear EndAlignments, Ro- He also talked with the students to
tating and Balancing Tires and Brake Work. stress the fact that chewing tobacco
22552 NW Ray Kever Road Bristol is not safer than smoking.

C a a~ a a aI I-\ Nuclear Power
Seminar April 16
MARIANNA-The Chipola
College Science Club will host
Sa a seminar on Nuclear Power and
Radiological Safety, Wednesday,
April 16, at 10 a:m., in Jackson
M Hall of the Literature Language
StW -.0d'om ~ :g q r- Building.
-- Dwight Hostetter of Southern
SNuclear is the guest speaker.
W.. He is the Radiological Services
Supervisor for several nuclear
S. .sites including the Farley Nuclear
Plant near Dothan.
CNA class set at
Chipola College
deadline is April 25 for Chipola
College's next Certified Nursing
1- "Assistant class.
The 12-week course runs May
Fleetwood 5 through Aug. 27, and will meet
Monday Wednesday from 8 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.
22; 3 4:t 4Applicants must complete a
Ik, college application and take the
-"t of Tallahassee "Where Quality is Affordable' coege applaion cidtake
uuiay1 iCr.: ~: Test of Adult Basic Education
Cal! 850-575-4240 Cell 850.528-6995 7579 W. Tennesseeg St. a Tallahabssee r n~',. Testing Office.
o For information, call Stacey
a Sapp at 718-2316.




Thursday, April 17 School-wide Tropicana Speech Competitions
Friday, April 18 5th-8th grade dance in the gym, 7-11, $5 entry,
lots of door prizes! Students wishing to request a song should see Mr.
Fowler at lunch.
Monday, April 21 Progress Reports sent home.
*lf your child received a Possible Retention letterlast Wednesday,
those must be turned into his/her teacher by this Friday, April 18.
*Your child will be bringing home yearbook order forms this week, on
it you also will be able to place an ad for him or her.

W.R. Tolar announces
W.R. Tolar is proud to announce their third nine weeks
honor roll. They are as follows:
Kindergarten Allyssa Chasteen,Ben Fleming,Taryn
Kirkland, Gaige Lewis, Brandon Ward, Belle Harris,
Campbell Kruger, Gloria Mendez, Shae Summerlin,
Alana Amaya, Hellena Bess, Summer Hosey, Michael
King, Shaylynn Pleasant, Jessika Reeder, Charlie Burs,
Justin Day, Ana Giron, Montana Harris, Courtney Larson,
Lupe Martinez, Bret O'Bryan, Elias White, Justin
Beckwith, Tyler Carman, Joshua Goodman, Kelsey Hall,
Austin Iler, Jordan McClendon, Danielle Nelson, Jonathan
Oswalt, Sydnee Partridge, Mia Pendleton, Hunter
Poole, Javon Pride, Julieana Rubio, Hannah Sapp and Jewell
First grade Montarius Brown, Haleigh Burkett,
Austin Collins, Wayne Davis, Bradley Edwards, Brittney
Fletcher, Hunter Flowers, Stetson Goff, Timothy Granger,
Leon Grundheber, Samuel Harris, Zachary Hobby, Brock
Holland, Kelsey Jones, Victoria Kelley, Reneisha Marlow,
Lindsey Marotta, Pola McCloud, Autumn McLemore, Mary
Rogers, Samantha Schwendeman, Blake Shuler, Haylee
Snider, Emilea Thompson, Kayla Thompson, Kaleb Vickery,
Madison Wright and Tara Young.
Second grade Jarkeavis Bess, Mary Beth Brown,
Caroline Carson, Kealoha Cutright, Jack Foster, Sally
Fowler, Dakota Goff, Clarissa Gordon, Dustin Hostetter,
Jezaniah Jacobs, Taelor Kersey, Amber King, Krystal Larson,
Trevor Murphy, Vontris Pierre, Hayley Sapp and Kirsten
Third grade Destiny Clark, Emily Kern, Allison Myers,
Amber Revell, Hannah Sansom and William Tharpe.
Fourth grade Hollie Alhalaseh, Ann Marie Brown,
Josie Bruffett, Dillan Green, Juliana Pullam, Leanne Smith,
Hana Whitfield and Nicholas Wright.
Fifth grade Noah Davis, Eric Fowler, Kara Fowler,
Andrew Goff, Jonathan Hall, William Hayes, Haileigh
Pippin, Monte Revell and Ryan Willis.
Sixth grade Benjamin Beckwith, Lando Brown,
Carson Flowers, Megan Hiers, Morgan Hiers, Samantha
Johnson, Shann Roddenberry, Hyrum Wahlquist and Leslie
Seventh grade Jimmy Brown, Justin Goodman and
Tyler Powell.
Eighth grade Courtney McGhee.
Kindergarten Lacy Maloy, Emmitt Mims, Daisy
Puente, Alex Valdez, Amber Allen, Chazz Chasteen, Bryan
Garcia, LeRena Nixon, Vanessa Solis, Andy Revell, Destiny
Steffen, Tony Zuniga, Cole Faircloth, Jacob Wagoner,
Kathrene Daughtrey, Luis Chavez, Tadiyah Smith, Frank
Cotrell, Haley Dykes, Zac Eikeland, Osvaldo Rangel, Colton
Ryals, Cody Sewell, Eli Shiver, Colby Schwendeman and
Tayla Robarts.
First grade Thomas Arnold, Faith Boyd, Timmy
Bridges, Delaney Cheesmon, Hunter Corley, Jacob Creamer,
Shelby Cross, Kierra Dabney, Tierra Dabney, Demi Daigle,

W.R. Tolar's 5th graders visited the Challenger Center on Thursday,
April 10. Students visited the planetarium, then after "on-the-job"
training, each student was given a job on in the Space Simulator
W.R. Tolar would like to thank the Liberty County Arts Council
for presenting two wonderful plays for our students this week.

third weeks honor roll
Brice Dillmore, Taylyn Ezagui, Brent Fant, Anthony
Fleishman, Nayely Garcia, Nichlous Hagerman, Tyler
Harney, Marissa Huff, Andrew Kern, Ashley Mims,
Arizona Phinney, Taylor Phinney, Trivasten Pitts, Gabriel
Scott, Shane Searfoss, Skyler Spring, Autumn Tanner, Leda
Thurman and Ladashia Travis.
Second grade Amberlyn Adams, Cody Allen,
Hanna Bailey, Marlon Black, Daniel Bramblett, Floyd
Burke, Cyerra Bums, Bailey Camp, Myncie Carley,
Julia Cornwell, Makenzie Cotrell, Jonathan Day, Kerrie
Edwards, Corrie Harrison, Courtney Harrison, Rocky
Honrine, Leo Johnson, Anson Johnson, Mya Jordan,
Kimberly Kent, Keegan Kruger, Danielle Lee, Robert
Lee, Christian Maloy, Daymeon Marlowe-Grant, Vontarius
McCray, Shamon Mosley, J.D. Mullins, Taylor Peterson,
Matthew Pitts, Alexus Poole, Alyssa Poole, Sydni Smith,
Brianna Summerlin, Wesley Tharpe, Trinity Todd, Chris
Williams and Allison Yowell.
Third grade Caleb Adkins, Stephen Allen, David
Comwell, Delayna Dalton, Rhiannon Faircloth, Krynn
Inman, Diamond Jackson, Cheyanne Kyle, Jose Martinez,
SChampaine Mathis, Brittani Morris, Lindsey Murkerson,
Gabereal Neldon, Josh Owens, Kaly Partridge, Demetria
Peterson, Shanna Phillips, David Reeves, Dylan Sapp,
Chelsea Schwendeman, Monica Serna, Gregory Sewell,
Loulie Smith, Mary Steverson, Marty Vickery, Kendall
Wade, Stephany Wagoner and Talandra Young.
Fourth grade Christina Barber, Jarrod Beckwith,
Marisha Bess, Colby Bodiford, Jyierra Brigham, Milo
Brown, Justin Butler, Brody Holland, Emilee Hosey, Megan
Hosey, Brittany Kelley, Isaiah Montiel, Jordan Morgan,
William O'Bryan, Travis Sangster, Bethany Schneider,
Baylee Scott, Cassidy Shuler, Nikki Shuler and Justice
Fifth grade Hannah Alhalseh, Alysia Amaya, Clary
Bateman, Shanice Billington, Keith Bums, Christopher
Earnest, Amber Finch, Leondra Fitzgerald, Mikayla
Floumoy, Aaron Goodson, Rayana Hogans, Stevie Jo
.Jackson, Jase Lago, Chance Logan, Nanci Rangel, Ryan
Rogers and Bobby Story.
Sixth grade Candace Arrant, Odra Chapman, Alix
Fultineer, Monroe Hinson, Marissa Nesmith, Julio Nunez,
Melissa Rhoden, Tyler Sansom, Destiny Schaffer, Keaton
Suber and Dusty Young.
Seventh grade David Black, Landon Bruffett,
Morgan Carter, Heath Cutshaw, Lauren Fant, Michael Hill,
Mica Jacobs, Kaylene Kady, Cody Morrow, Tyler Myers,
Eliza Nobles, JessicaRangel, Jessica Read, Brooke Revell,
Sydney Sanders, Ashley Sikes, AshleySmith, Dillon
Vamum, Emily Whittaker and Cody Young.
Eighth grade Blake Baggett, Katelyn Buff,
Ethan Foran, Alex Hanks, Jake Harris, Molly Holmes,
Destiny Johnson, Steven Koyle, Sophia Lewis, Tera
McDowell, Cynthia Mendez, Trey Morris, Alyssa Nesmith,
Dillon Phillips, Chasity Pullam, Wesley Rimes, Shelby
Rhoddenberry, Eduardo Rosas, Carson Scott, Keyanna
Smith, Darian Williams and Josh Williams.

Kindergarten through fourth
grade attended Rockin' Red
Robin, and the fifth through eighth
grade attended a presentation of
Mark Twain's Jumpin' Frog of
Calaveras County.
Middle School students would
like to thank Rick Bender for
visiting us and sharing his story
about his struggle with smokeless
tobacco; this was made possible
by the Liberty County Health
W.R. Tolar School will host
a Scholastic Book Fair on April
21-25 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. to purchase books for our
Media Center. Families, teachers
and the community are invited to
attend the Book Fair, featuring
a fun theme: Take a Reading
Road Trip.
On Monday, April21 from 5 to
7 p.m., the Book Fair will feature
a special Family Event with
read-alouds, booktalks, contests,
activities, refreshments and door
prizes. Special guest, Angela
Long, a local author will read
from one of her publications.
The Book Fair will offer
specially priced books and
educational products, including
new releases, award-winning
titles, children's classics,
interactive software, adult books,
and current bestsellers from more
than 100 publishers.
Book Fair customers may
help the school build classroom
libraries and improve children's
reading skills by purchasing
books through the Classroom
Wish List.
If you have any questions
contact Laurie Brandon at
643-2426 ext. 150.


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students at W.R. Tolar Elementary School, who earned certificates for entering
'-: : the winning posters in the Learning For Life "Drug Free Me" poster contest.
". :CI j The contest was sponsored by Learning For Life, a charter education program
.'.: administered in the Liberty County Schools through a grant from the Florida
: Department of Education. In addition to receiving certificates and recognition,
These students were treated to a special tour of the Capitol in Tallahassee and
had their posters prominently displayed in the Capitol Rotunda.
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Sweet sweeps against Wewa Gators and Cottondale Hornets

Last week the Altha Wildcats
completed their last regular
season home stand by sweeping
the Wewahitchka Gators and the
Cottondale Hornets.
ALTHA, APRIL 7-Perhaps
the memory of the two seasons
ago was still fresh in his mind
only this time he was not going
to let the opportunity at hand slip
through his fingers.
As a sophomore Noah Byler
had stepped into the batter's box
with an opportunity to tie or win

the 2A quarter regional game.
Two of his Wildcats were down
5-4 but there were runners at
second and third with two outs.
A line drive would tie it and a
homerun would win it. But it was
not to be as Byler grounded out
to the shortstop to end the game
and Altha's season.
But now a seasoned senior
Noah Byler's wiped away that
memory with his fourth homerun
of the season a solo shot over
the left field fence in the bottom

by Jim Mclntosh,
contributing sports writer
of the eighth inning to give the
Wildcats (17-5; 5-2, 2-2A) a 4-3
win. The win gave Altha their
first-ever sweep of the Gators.


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(They shelled them 12-0 in five
innings back on February 22.)
Wewa (8-11) scored the first
run of the game in the second
The Wildcats responded with a
run of their own inthe third. With
one out Josh McIntosh reached on
an error by the second baseman.
Tad Scott was awarded first base
after being hit by the pitch and
McIntosh moved to second.
Jake Edenfield singled to right
centerfield to score McIntosh.
The Gators went back on top
3-1 in the fourth inning.
In the fifth inning Altha tied
the game, 3-3. Cale Chafin
drew a leadoff walk. Juan Alejos
grounded out to the third baseman,
advancing Chafin to second base.
Then Josh McIntosh banged his
seventh double of the season to
right centerfield to plate Chafin.
Tad Scott followed with a single
of his own to left field to score
Although he didn't get the
win, Wildcats pitcher Cale Chafin
(2-2, 3.73 ERA) did had a season-
high 11. strikeouts and kept the
Gators off the scoreboard until
Keith Kirkpatrick relieved him
in the 6th inning.
Kirkpatrick (7-2, .808 ERA)
allowed only 2 hits and sat down
4 Gators to give the Wildcats an
opportunity to win the game.
And one opportunity was all
Noah Byler was looking for.
With one out Noah Byler left
no doubt about the Wildcats
seventeenth win of the season.
Having taken the first pitch for
a strike, Gators' pitcher Tyler
Bush made a mistake and threw
what Byler was looking for-a
fastball that Bylerjacked over the
In their 27 at bats the Wildcats
had 5 hits, 2 earned runs and
they left 5 men on base. Wewa
had only 3 hits in their 26 plate
appearances that resulted in
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*This week at LCHS Progress notes will go home on the April
*We are excited to announce that there will be a Birmingham
Southern University signing for Ridge Read and Leonard Dubuisson
to play football.
*On April 17 there is an away baseball game and the next day there
will be one played home.
*On April 19 is the ROTC Olympiad.
*Then on April 21 there will be a Florida youth Survey for students
first period.
*Next on April 22 there is a baseball district tournament being
played at home.
*Then finally on April 23 we have guest speaker Herman Weaver
at the Twin Oaks gym at 9 a.m.
*There will be practice for cheerleading tryouts on April 16, 21,
and 23 at 3:30 p.m.
*Leigh Ann Summers was selected as the Liberty County High
School recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good
Citizen Award. This award recognizes the outstanding qualities of
dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. After submitting an
essay, Leigh Ann was also selected as the DAR Good Citizen of the
Fort San Luis Chapter. She was awarded a pin, certificate and $100
for her accomplishments. Leigh Ann will now compete on the state
level with her written essay.

just one earned run, and they
stranded 6 base runners. Also,
Jake Edenfield, Keith Kirkpatrick
and Tad Scott were 1 for 3 on the
night. Kirkpatrick had a double
while both Edenfield and Scott
picked up a RBI. Josh McIntosh
doubled in his 4 at bats, scored
twice and was credited with a
ALTHA, APRIL 8-In took
them only 1:20 minutes to do
what no other Wildcat baseball
team had ever done.
It was even sweeter that on
."Senior Night" Altha's nine
seniors posted their best record
ever, 18-5 (last year they finished
17-9), with their 15-2 win over
the Cottondale Hornets (6-13;
0-7, 2-2A). Also, it was the
eighth time this season they had
run-ruled a team. Six.times this
season the Wildcats (18-5; 6-2,
2-2A) have scored ten or more
runs in five innings (also an Altha
Wildcats' knuckleballer Tony
Golden (1-0; 4.42 ERA) gave up
2 runs in the first inning before
settling in and setting the Hornets
down in order the rest of the
Altharespondedto Cottondale's
2 runs with 2 of their own in their
opening frame. Leadoff batter
Josh McIntosh doubled to left
centerfid then stole third base.
Tad Scot flied out to left field.
Noah Byler singled through the
left side of the infield to score
McIntosh. Keith Kirkpatrick
flied out to left field. Gary Chew
sent his first double of the season
back through the box to score
The Wildcats went up by a 5-2
margin in the third inning. Josh
McIntosh led off with a single to
right field and recorded his eighth
stolen base on the season by
swiping second base. Tad Scott

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by Chelsea Snowden
Blountstown's very own Nikki
Armitage (shown at right) was
selected by the Shaddai Shriners
of Panama City to be "Pilot for the
Day." She, along with five others
from our area traveled to Tyndall
Air Force base in Panama City
on March 28. Nikki brought her
best friend Beth Kindrick from
Middleton, OH and her cousin
Brenda Larue from Dayton,
OH. To start off the day, Nikki
visited with Thunderbird pilots
and got autographs and her very
own flight suit to keep. While
there Nikki experienced a 45
minute flight simulation, which
was controlled by Nikki with
her very own special joystick.
Nikki also got to crash a tanker
and then got to see the engine
after-burners. When asked how
her experience was Nikki smiled
and said "awesome!" Nikki also
got to sit in an F-15 cockpit.
Afterwards, Shaddai provided
the young pilots with a lunch, and
to end a perfect day, the group
attended the air show.
by Marlee Sherrod
A DCT Banquet was held on
April attheApalachee Restaurant
in Bristol. DCT students and
Mrs. Debra Perdue invited their
employers to enjoy a delicious
meal and to be recognized for
their outstanding participation
in the DCT program. The DCT
employers help our students gain
valuable work experience while
getting their high school diploma.
This program allows students to
earn three credits in exchange for
work experience. The businesses
that have been involved this year
are: Ramsey's Piggly Wiggly,
Blountstown Health & Rehab,
Harvey's Supermarket, Lake
Mystic Supermarket, Burger
King, Diamond Corner, Kid's
Kingdom and Wal-Mart of
High School
Calendar of Events
Friday, April 18
State Weightlifting
at Daytona; Track &
Field Regional Meet
at Maclay High.
Monday, April 21
Baseball District
Tournament at Altha.
Tuesday, April 22
Softball Region
Quarter Finals.
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Yoder on all-A roll
Victory Christian Academy in
Sneads announces that Gordon
Yoder made the A Honor Roll
for the third quarter. Gordon is
the son of Kevin and Lisa Yoder
of Blountstown.


by Harlea Perdue and Erik Anderson
On Friday, April 4, the 8th
graders from BMS and Carr
Middle School were present at
Blountstown High for our annual

Freshman Orientation. This is
held to acquaint the new students
to the campus they will inhabit
for the next four years. It was
planned and held by the SGA of
BHS, ensuring that every new

freshman will know their way
around the school. A slide show
was presented, a scavenger hunt
was carried out, and various clubs
and sports were represented well
for the incoming class. We hope

DATE: Saturday- April 26,


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that it was enjoyed as much by
the 8th graders as it was by their
future classmates.-
Friday, April 18, a Regional
Track & Field Meet will be held
at Maclay High and BHS Track
team qualifiers are: Cavon Cox
(High Jump), Secora Bell (Long
Jump), Blake Garrett (110 Meter
Hurdles), Girl's Relay- Sasha
Simmons, Secora Bell, Shaterial
Davis and Naiya Murrell, Boy's
Relay- Alexander Garrett, Heath
Bailey, Brandon Smith and Cavon
Cox. Also, Naiya Murrell (200
Meter) and Heath Bailey (200
Also, Weightlifting State
Finals will be held on April 1,8-19
in Daytona. BHS Weightlifting
Team qualifiers are: Joe Sapp-
139 lb., Josh Godwin- 154 lb.,
Malcolm Ivory- 183 lb., Britt
Leach- 199 lb. and Ryan Baker-
219 lb.




and Health Fair

Liberty Community Health Care

-Federally Qualified Health Center~

TIME: 10:oo am/EDT 2:00 pm/EDT


11033 NW State Road 20

(next to Buy Rite Drugs)

Come and take a tour of the new Health Facility in Bristol.

Enjoy free food, free items, and the chance to win a door prize.

*Food catered by Ramsey's Piggly Wiggly Deli*

*Sponsored by Clinicare Home Medical*

Please join us in our celebration!

For questions you may contact: Judy Barber
(850) 643-2415 ext. 240

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Principal Ronnie Hand proudly announces_ Prihcipal Ronnie Hand proudly announces
Altha School's Kids of Character for the month- Altha School's Kids of Character for the month
of February: (front row) Ariel Barrentine, of March: front, Kelsie Edenfield, Michaela
Clark Kelley, (second row) Leslee McMullon, Markwalter; second, Summer Turner, Joshua
Madison Marshall, Kali Jackson, (third row) Schneider, Nathaniel Thaxton, Cole Yon, (third
Brie Durrance, Machaelyn Horton, (standing) row) Megan Corbin, Lauren Martin, Stephanie
Tracy Hitt, Jamie Coleman, Enrico McCalvin, Wriston, Cy Barton; standing Dustin Willis, Dallas
and Summer Farris. Not pictured: Alena Clemmons, Brooke Boggs, and Marisa Marshall.
Couch, Emily Keel, and Kathrine Alderman. Not pictured: Tyler Walker and Tiffany McElroy

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struck out looking and Noah Byler
grounded out to the third baseman.
Keith Kirkpatrick reached on an
infield single to the right side and
McIntosh moved to third base.
Kirkpatrick advanced to second on
the catcher's, indifference. Gary
Chew made his way to first after being
hit by a pitch. Josh Warner singled
to right field to plate Mclntosh and
Kirkpatrick. Gary moved to second
base on the play and stole third base.
He scored on a fielding error by the
Altha ended the game with a
10-run fourth inning. Juan Alejos
reached after being hit by a pitch.
Tony Golden reached on a single to
the left side. Alejos advanced to third

base on the catcher's indifference.
Josh McIntosh singled to the left
side, scoring Alejos, and Golden
moved to second base. Golden stole
third base and scored on a fielding
.nI:i: h., the ithii.lh-' i rn i TadScott
toasted the centerfielder with double
line drive over his head that plated
Mclntosh. Noah Byler followed
with a double of his own to right
field that brought Scott across the
dish. Keith Kirkpatrick walked.
Gary Chew's single to left field
loaded the bases. Noah scored on a
throwing error by the first baseman.
Josh Warner collected his third RBI
of the game after he reached on a
fielder's choice and Kirkpatrick
scored on the play. Cale Chafin was
issued a walk and picked up a RBI
when Chew touched home plate.
Wi!h ihe bases iuiced senior baler
lTo~i olden launched his first-ever
grand 1,am o\er the :eift field fence
to gi C the l \ildcats their historic
I5-2 w I.
O[.. the nigAlt Alhta eiieited 13

hits in 26 at bats that resulted in 12
earned runs. They left 4 men on
base and struck out only 5 times.
Cottondale was held to just 2 hits in
16 plate appearances.
Golden fanned just 2 batters but
the Wildcats defense played lights
out behind him. Senior right fielder
Josh Warner had the Web gem of the
game--a fifth inning running catch of
a pop fly that was tailing away from
him in foul territory.
Altha's seniors put on a hitting
clinic in their last regular season
home game. Josh McIntosh had a
perfect night by going 4 for 4 at the
plate (including a double), scored
3 runs, stole 2 bases and he had a
RBI. Three Wildcats-Gary Chew,
Tony Golden, and Noah
Byler-were 2 for 3 in the
game. With his granny
Golden collected 4 RBIs,
scored twice and he stole
a base. Gary doubled,
scored 2 runs, had a RBI,
and he stole a base. Noah
doubled, scored 2 runs, and
was credited with 2 RBIs.
Keith Kirkpatrick singled
in his 2 plate appearances
and touched the dish twice.
Josh Warner singled in his
3 at bats., scored once and he was
responsible for 3 RBIs.
The Wildcats wrap up the regular
season tomorrow (Thursday) when
they take on the Holmes County Blue
Devils in Bonifay. The first pitch is
scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT).
As a result of beating Cottondale
the Wildcats are the #2 seed in District
2-2A for the second consecutive year.
They will host the district tournament
and face the #3 seed Sneads Pirates
next Tuesday at 4 p.m. (CT). The
Wildcats Baseball Boosters will be
serving catfish fillet plates at the
game for S6 each.
On Saturday May 3 The Cotton
Patch will be the site of the Altha
Alumni Co-Ed Softball Tournament.
It will be a fun-illed i.- ;.1 games
for kids and a homerun derby. There
will be plenty of food and drinks as
well. tring \our lawn chairs and
enjoy ithei d. 4. All procc.-ds vill
beneih i leha Ihgh School s Proicct
Graduatoin. For more iiliornalion
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The Cotton Patch will be the
host site of this year's District 2-2A
Baseball Tournament that is set for
April 21-24. The schedule will be
as follows:
Monday, April 21,6 p.m. (CT),
#5 Cottondale v. #4 Blountstown;
Tuesday, April 22, 4 p.m. (CT),
#3 Sneads v. #2 Altha;
Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m. (CT),
#4 Cottondale or #5 Blountstown
winner v. #1 Bozeman;
Thursday, April 24,7 p.m. (CT),
District 2-2A Championship Game.
The entrance fee for the district
tournament will be $5 per person per
day as set by the Florida High School
AthleticAssociation (FHSAA). Only
FHSAA passes will be recognized at
the district tournament. "The Cotton
Patch" is located on Fuqua Circle
in Altha.
For more information contact
Coach Arthur Faurot at Altha Public
School. The telephone number is

Altha's Tad Scott signs baseball

scholarship with Okaloosa-Walton
Tad Scott, a senior pitcher at Altha High School, inked a full
baseball scholarship with Okaloosa-Walton Community College
last Monday, April 7 in Altha High's Media Center.
As a member of Head Coach Arthur Faurot's varsity starting
pitching rotation for the last five years, Tad is the first Wildcat
to ever sign a baseball scholarship.
According to, the right-hander presently is
seventh in the nation with 87 strikeouts. For the Wildcats this
season he owns a record of 7 wins, 1 loss, and 1 save. Tad has
thrown 5 complete games, hurled 3 shutouts, owns a no-hitter,
and has a .987 earned run average.
Present at Tad's signing last Monday were his parents,
William and Donna Scott; his brothers, Sky and Max Scott;
his grandparents, Edna Lord of Altha; and John F. and Wandis
Scott of Marianna. 'Other relatives as well as Coach Arthur
Faurot, Tad's teammates, teachers and friends were also in

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The Altha High School Drama and Chorus Departments would like
to invite you to their performance of The Wizard of Oz.
On May 8 there will be a free performance at 8:30 a.m., and another
performance at 7 p.m. There will be a $5 admission fee for the evening
performance. On May 9, there will be another free performance at 9
a.m. The play is about two hours long, and each performance will be
held in the Altha School Gymnasium.
Dorothy will be played by Laken Pitts, the Scarecrow will be played
by Summer Attaway, the Lion will be played by Dakota Varnum,
and the Tinman will be played by Tammy Shivers. For more details,
contact Mrs. Jaycee Moore or Mrs. Tina Smith at (850)762-3121.

Mr. Pete Davis will be available to answer any questions relative
to the W.T. Neal Trust Scholarship on Monday, April 28 in the
conference room at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown from
1:30 5 p.m.



LONGWOOD James Roy Pitts, 86, died
April 11, 2008. He was born December 20, 1921
in Broadbranch and was a longtime resident of
Tallahassee, where he was retired from the City of
Tallahassee Fire Department. He was a veteran of
World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
John Hardy
\.L Pitts and Noma
Jones Pitts and
brother, Andrew
A. Pitts.
F include three
sons, James A.
SPitts and his
wife Lenora
of Altamonte
Springs, Ronnie
A : Pitts and his
wife Linda of
Havana, Duane
H. Pitts and his
wife Sharon ofLongwood; a daughter, Gloria (Pitts)
Bemis and her husband Robert of Tallahassee; three
sisters, Myrtle (Pitts) Walden of Jacksonville, Helen
(Pitts) Hankins of Duluth, GA, Dorothy (Mattox)
Fletcher and a brother, H. Gene Mattox both of
Tallahassee; five grandchildren, D. Jason Pitts,
Jennifer (Pitts) DeVaney, James A. Pitts, Jr., Bryan
Pitts, Abbie Pitts-Bemis along with eight great-
The family will receive friends one hour prior
to the funeral.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
April 16, 2008 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel
in Blountstown. Interment will follow in Cypress
Creek Cemetery in Kinard.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

ALTHA Billy Brady "Bill" Baggett, 70, died
Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Capital Regional Health
Center in Tallahassee. He was a life long resident of
Altha and he was the co-owner of Baggett Brothers
Farm in Altha. He loved farming and his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William
and Mattie Baggett.
Survivors include his devoted wife and helpmate
of 50 years, Mae Baggett of Altha; one son, Mike
Baggett and wife Robin; one daughter Melanie
Baggett and John Hill; one grandson, Hunter
Baggett all of Altha; three brothers, L.N. "Hub"
Baggett and wife Evelyn, Bobby Baggett and wife
Linda, both of Altha, Pete Baggett and wife Mary,
of Grand Ridge; four sisters, Ninva Grooms, Sue
Baggett, Irene Stanley, all of Altha, and Dorothy
Bethel of Marianna; special nieces and nephews,
Brenda Baggett ofAltha, Richard Baggett and wife
Starla of Marianna, Ferlon Baggett of Clarksville
and Russell Baggett ofAltha; as well as several other
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services were held Monday, April 14, 2008 at
Hall Funeral Home with Reverend Carlton Baggett
officiating. Interment followed in Mount Olive
Cemetery in Altha.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of the

Mathis, 49, formerly of Sneads died Friday, April 11,
2008 at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital in Blountstown.
A native of Jackson County, he attended the public
schools of Jackson County and was a graduate
of Sneads High
School. He was
of the Methodist
faith and was
a member of
St. Stephens
A.M.E. Church
in Bristol.
include his
mother, Arleatha
Mathis of
Sneads; two
daughters, Candice Faulk of Sneads, and Nikki
Garcia and husbandAlphonso ofHouston, TX; four
brothers, Anthony Mathis, Ervin Mathis and James,
all of Sneads, and Morgan of Chattahoochee;
six sisters, Evangelist Patricia Mosley, Virginia
Jackson, both of Chattahoochee, Willie Ruth
Allen and Ann, both of Sneads, Diane Fletcher
of Bristol and Mary Mathis of Grand Ridge; three
grandchildren, Jerome Houston of Sneads, Alex
Sanera Garcia and Eric Mathis, both of Houston,
TX; one aunt, Daisy Mathis of Sneads; one uncle,
Ervin S. Dawson of Fayetteville, NC along with a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives
and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. (ET) on Friday, April 18, 2008 at Rockyville
Missionary Baptist Church in Bristol in the Rock
Bluff Community.
He will lie in repose on Saturday, April 19,2008
for one hour prior to services which will be held
at noon at St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church
in Blountstown. Music will be provided by the
Blountstown Community Choir. Interment will
follow in the Watson Cemetery in Sweetwater.
Peoples Funeral Home in Marianna is in charge
of the arrangements.

BLOUNTSTOWN John Thomas Terry, Jr.,
34, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008. He was born
in Tampa and had lived in Blountstown for many
He was preceded in death by his sister, Belinda
Survivors include his wife, Heather, and parents
John Sr. and Doris Terry of Blountstown; a son,
Devon Sherrod of Blountstown; three daughters,
Shawna Terry of Blountstown, Breanna Terry
of Altha, and Taylor Drew of Blountstown; four
brothers, Loyd Terry of Jackson, Mississippi,
Kenneth Terry of Tallahassee, Wayne Davis and
William "Bill" Davis both of Blountstown; five
sisters, Jean Nixon of Jackson, Mississippi, Cathy
Terry of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Tanya McKenzie
of Tallahassee, Teresa Terry of Ft. Pierce and Tesa"
Kelly of Blountstown.
Services were held Sunday, April 13, 2008 at
Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed
at Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

James Mills graduates from basic military
Air Force Airman James M. Mills has graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force
mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed
drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle
marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human
relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits
toward an associate degree through the Community College of the
Air Force.
He is the son of Jamie Mills of Altha.
Mills is a 2007 graduate of Altha High School.

March 7, 1964 April 28, 2007
Gone but not forgotten, I can hardly
believe a year has passed since the Lord
called you home. Seems like only yester-
day, I still cant believe you're gone.
My dearest husband, you are deeply
missed and will always hold a special place
in my heart.
In the short time we had together, the
./ Lord Blessed us with a beautiful angel. She
4 talks about you often. She will never forget her
. special daddy and I will never forget the love of
my life. Until we meet again in heaven, you will be
i forever in our hearts and always on our minds.
4 Our love forever, Patty & Angel

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Warmer weather signals that Next, see if your plant Sever or remove these old of the root ball. Put a layer of
spring is here. After months of needs repotting. Although ,. roots to allow new feeder roots fresh potting mix in the bottom
being cooped up indoors, it's some plants require being : to establish, of the original container equal
finally time for gardeners to go pot-bound in order to flower, To repot, first add enough to the amount of the root ball
dig in the dirt. It's also time for eventually all plants outgrow new soil mixture to the bottom removed. Place the plant back
cooped up house plants to be their containers and become of the pot to return the plant to in the pot, adding a little more
revitalized, root- or pot-bound. .I its original depth. After the soil around the sides. Water
Locate a shady area for this Why repot in the spring? plant is replaced, fill in the well, and place the plant in a
work. Even if houseplants are Plant roots grow most actively sides with new potting soil. shady location to recover.
to be left out for a short period, in the spring, which means the Use a quality potting mix House plants would also
after being shut up all winter, plant will be able to quickly by Theresa Friday, when repotting. Gardeners benefit from fertilization at
leaf damage can occur with overcome the shock associated Horticulture Extension Agent, generally rely on commercially this time of year. There are
only brief exposure to direct with repotting. Santa Rosa County available potting soil mixes many commercial materials
sunlight. When repotting, start with a for growing most types of available for fertilizing indoor
First, give the houseplants clean, appropriately sized pot. when re-potting seems to be houseplants. A lot of brands plants. Most are effective and
a bath. Use a soapy solution If you want the plant to grow detrimental to some plants. are out there and not all of safe if used as directed.
made of two teaspoons of larger, then you will need to Watering the plant several them are especially good. In Theresa Friday is the
mild liquid soap mixed with repot it in a larger pot. If you hours prior will help you particular, avoid heavy, black Residential Horticulture
one gallon of water. Wash want it to maintain its present remove the plant more easily. potting soils. If the bag feels Extension Agent for Santa
the leaves and stems, being size, you'll have to prune its Invert the pot and gently dense and heavy for its size, Rosa County. The use of trade
certain to clean both upper roots. remove the plant by grasping put it back. The best potting names, if used in this article,
and lower leaf surfaces. Allow In general, the pot size the main stem. Give it a slight mixes include vermiculite, is solely for the purpose of
the solution to remain on the should be increased by only tug, and it should slip out of the bark and perlite in proportions providing specific information.
plants for a few minutes, but about two inches per re- pot. If it doesn't, use a butter that create a fairly light, loose It is not a guarantee, warranty,
rinse it off thoroughly before potting. Therefore, a plant knife or other flat-bladed tool mix that water penetrates or endorsement of the product
it is allowed to dry. This not whose root ball is in a six inch to loosen the sides of the pot readily but drains rapidly. name(s) and does not signify
only cleans plants, making pot is normally transplanted and try again. If you don't want to change that they are approved to the
them more attractive, but the to a pot with an eight inch Once the plant is free of the pots, there is a way of dealing exclusion of others.
soap helps to remove aphids, diameter. For some reason, pot, take the time to inspect the with a pot-bound plant and For additional information
mealybugs and other insects. drastic changes in pot size root system. Look for large, keeping it in the same size pot. about all of the county
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The Jackson County Master Gardeners
are planning a Spring Plant Sale to help with
their fundraising efforts for a greenhouse.
According to their President, Sally Waxgiser,
a greenhouse would be a wonderful aid to
their soon-to-be "Junior Master Gardener
Program". It would also provide a year-round
teaching environment for local residents. The
Master Gardeners plan to share the space
with the Jackson County 4-H Clubs. "With a
greenhouse we can have classes for young and
old alike on a variety of horticultural subjects,
propagate various plants for our demonstration
beds, aid the University as an off-site research
location and provide feasibility studies for
local residents desiring to do small-scale
greenhouse production. And I am sure we will
find lots of other uses for a greenhouse once
we get one," Waxgiser said.
In January, Veteran Master Gardener and
2006 Tree Farmer of the year, Cindi Stewart,
held a plant at her home,
Sandhills Farm. Since the Master Gardeners
are pushing native plants for conservation,
about a dozen Master Gardeners potted
several hundred native plants donated from

her acreage including Blanket Flower, Golden
Aster, Coral Honeysuckle and Dye Flower.
Mrs. Stewart has been tending this plethora of
plants since and providing them the necessary
shelter from the cold in her greenhouse.
"Several more workdays are in order before
the plants are ready for the sale," says Cindi,
who is this year's Garden Chairperson.
"Several local businesses will also be donating
plants for the sale. This is a great opportunity
for the community to be able to obtain plants
not otherwise readily available."
Vice President and Program Director, Anita
Crossley says, "We will also be selling various
."Garden Art" objects such as our favorite,
hand made "Tin Men", an array of slightly
used gardening books and other garden related
We also have some gourds left from our
Purple Martin Workshop in February. If you
didn't get a chance to get all that you wanted
then, you will have another opportunity at
the Plant Sale. Snacks and drinks will also be
available for purchase, so come, bring your
gardening questions and stay a while."
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at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue
Saturday, April 26 between 9
a.m. and 2 p.m. The sale will
be held under the 4-H Pavilion
at the north west corer of the
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of the plants or additional
information about the sale, call
the Jackson County Extension
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Spring Fever an afternoon of running, jumping
and tossing a ball around. And that's just what
students did to celebrate their last day before
Spring Break on Friday. ABOVE: Girls from
second grade down to kindergarten compete in
a race. LEFT: Alexis Duke fires up a powerful
throw. RIGHT: Megan Ratliff reaches for the sky
as she makes a jump. ANGIE DAVIS PHOTOS

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County Schools receive

District Accreditation

from the Calhoun County School District
The week of April 6, Calhoun County School District hosted a
Quality Assurance Review Team (QAR) representing the Southern LEFT
Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and is the
School Improvement (SACS CASI). Martin
SACS CASI is an accreditation division of AdvancED, which is anti-gi
dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation,
research, and professional services. The accreditation process is
designed to help schools and school districts continuously improve.
While in a school district and individual schools, the review team's
purpose is to determine how well the district meets the standards
of AdvancED and to assess the effectiveness of the district's
improvement efforts and methods for quality assurance.
While in the district, the review team's process included reviewing
documents and making individual school visits and observations. The
team members also conducted interviews with school stakeholders,
including school superintendent, school board members, district
staff, school administrators, teachers and staff, parents, community
members, business partners, and students. This part of the review
process gave team members an in-depth, accurate picture of the
district and its individual schools.
At the end of the district and school review process, strengths
identified by the review team included strong, visionary leadership,
excellent community and parental support, effective and varied
forms of communication, a positive relationship between the Board
of Education and the district staff, and a stable, quality staff. Other
strengths included data-driven decision-making, a continuous focus
on the core business of teaching and learning, safe and healthy
school environments, and collegial work toward a common vision
and mission.
In addition to recognized strengths, the review team commended B
Calhoun County Schools for having ,upporti\'e. knowledgeable
and accessible leaders, ii i the establishment of a Task Force to
determine specific long-range facility needs, and for implementing P
a framework that enables the district to focus on providing quality r
while pursuing improvement. The B
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presented recommendations in order for Calhoun County SchoolFr
District to facilitate continuous improvement. One recommendation
the team presented involved developing and executing a short "We
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and long range facility plan to address the aging buildings and
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maintenance needs. Another recommendation was to devise a plan to
actively recruit highly qualified minority and male teachers. Anotherwhere
suggestion was to explore ways of offering a wider variety of career vo
technical and fine arts courses at the secondary level, along with
considering offering additional extra-curricular activities to meet some
varied interests of students. most
At the conclusion of their review, the quality assurance review team said. T
made a recommendation to the AdvancED Accreditation Commission comm
that Calhoun County Schools be awarded District Accreditation as well a\
a quality school system. The accreditation was different this year, problem
as explained by Mary Sue Neves, school superintendent, "This was backp
the first time in history that Calhoun County School District has the Ba
participated in Quality Assurance Review District Accreditation." they d
In the past, only the schools have been awarded accreditation. This weapc
year, under the new process, the district, with the schools falling .
under it, was recommended for accreditation.
The final step in accreditation will be review and approval by the
AdvancED Accreditation Commission When approval comes, the
district and its schools will be granted a 5-year term accreditation.
Neves recognizes the effort that was put into the accreditation
process long before the review team's arrival. "The Executive SACS
Committee under the leadership of Wynette Peacock, Director of
Curriculum/Instruction, worked for over a year in preparing and
planning for our District Accreditation. I would like to personally
thank everyone that was involved in this process for their time,
effort and dedication in preparation for the District Accreditation
After receiving the review team's recommended accreditation,
Neves responded, "The Board and I were pleased with the Quality
Assurance Review Team's recommendation, that the Calhoun County
Schools be awarded District Accreditation as a quality school system.
The QAR Team was on target with both their commendations and
recommendations, and together we will work diligently to address
the recommendations to make our schools even better."

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gang awareness instructor at Calhoun Correctional Institution. RIGHT: Bianca
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lountstown Police Department headed up a Gang
.ness Program at Blountstown Elementary School
, giving kids a chance to see the real dangers of
activity before they are exposed to it by their peers.
how them what gang life is and how rough it is,
Major Rodney Smith. "We try to show it upfront
they can make their own decision now not to get
3d," he said about the 300 third through fifth grad-
o1 took part in the program. While there has been
gang activity in the past in the Blountstown area,
known gang members are now in prison, Smith
There's never been any serious gang activity in the
unity and authorities would like to keep it that way, BUUM
ware that in nearby Gadsden County it is a serious A'
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warming table, coffee warmer, two
pizza ovens, 12' long four bowl sink
and built in oven. Asking $2,000.
Call 674-3264. 4-16,4-23

Jewelry counter, long, heavy duty,
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Miscellaneous items, things that
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full bed with mattress, never been
used, white, $75; white changing
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Call 643-2625. 4-16, 4-23

Couch, beige,$75; three drawer
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Two file cabinets, $10. Call
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this week, you'll soon find out
there are too many cooks in the
kitchen. Be a leader.
TAURUS -Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, others around you are
making strides to improve their
health and you're about to jump
on that bandwagon. Supportive
friends and family members urge
you on.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, if you can't make up
your mind on how you want your
relationship to go, it will soon
be over. Do some soul searching
and carefully consider the conse-
CANCER Jun 22/Jul22
There will be a few humdrum
days tossed into this week, Can-
cer, but they will be eclipsed by
one great day that has yet to be
revealed in the cosmos. Keep
your eyes peeled.
LEO Jul 23/Aug23
Leo, others are anxious to let you

Digital camera, Nikon Coolpix 2500
2MP with 3X optical/4X digital (12X
total) zoom lens, 128 MB compact
flash card, battery charger and USB
cable, built in flash. Retailed for
$399, will sellfor$85. Call 443-2422
in Bristol. 4-16,4-23

Compac computer, $40. Call
762-8586. 4-16,4-23

Walkie-talkies, two, five volt, $40.
Call 762-8586. 4-16,4-23

Nascar game system, $10. Call
762-8586. 4-16,4-23


Two formal dresses, a black
beaded size six and a pink two
piece, size six; various baby cloth-
ing and other items. Make an offer.
Call 674-1025 or 447-2291.
4-16, 4-23

Wedding dress, size 22, worn
once, paid $350, asking $300 or
best offer. Comes with twoflowergirl
baskets, ring bearer pillow and veil.
Call 674-1648. 4-9, 4-16


GE wall oven, black, works well,
$100. Call 447-3200. 4-16,4-23

Electric oven, built in, $250. Call
674-3264. 4-16,4-23

run the show this week and you're cer-
tain to oblige them. Just don't let the
power go to your head, or expect this
to become a trend.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Virgo, you have goals to live the life
of Riley, but not the financial means to
do so. You had better start saving all of
your pennies if you plan to capitalize
on your plan.
LIBRA- Sept 23/Oct 23
A tough turn of events takes you out of
contention, Libra. But you are resilient
and will bounce back in no time. Stop
concentrating on the little details aim
for the big picture.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
This week you show the full extent of
your capabilities, Scorpio. The charm,
the control and the lure are difficult for
others to ignore. Naturally you feed on
this power.
Say "hello" to a new way of thinking,
Sagittarius, because it will take a com-
plete overhaul to turn yourself around.
Dig yourself out of a big mess and then
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Stress is on your plate but you're dust-


Rainbow vacuum cleaner, comes
with all the attachments including
car cleaner, like new, $100. Call
643-6589. 4-16,4-23

Hot Point electric stove, in
good condition. Asking $200. Call
674-3264. 4-9,4-16


2002 Buick Park Avenue, $4,000.
Call 762-4398, ask for Paul or
Debra. 4-16,4-23

1996 Chevy Lumina, for more de-
tails, call 379-8536. 49, 4-16


1987 GMC, 3/4ton pick up, $600 or
best offer. Call 643-1726. 4-16,4-23

1986 Ford F-150, 4X2, rec
needs minor repair, long
base, $1,000 or best offel

1999 Ford Ranger XLT, ex
cab, 6 cylinder, standard tra
sion, $2,900. Call 762-858(

1989 Chevy dually, meta
body with toolboxes, set up
5th wheel, gooseneck or
pull, $4,500. Call 670-8

1989 Ford F-150, 4WD mu
runs. Asking $800. Call 447

ing it off as if it were nothing, Capricorn.
Be a role model to others who simply think
that there's no way to multitask.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, fancy talk and quick words may
temporarily distract some people, but the
true decision makers will not be fooled by
you. Think about new work ventures.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
There's so much going on right now, Pi-
sces, you haven't a clue where to focus.
But toward the end of the week things will
settle down.

Don Mattingly, Athlete (47)
Tony Danza, Actor (57)
Jack Nicholson, Actor (71)
John Cena, WWE Wrestler (31)
Kelly Clarkson, Singer (26)
Talia Shire, Actress (62)
Jet Li, Martial Arts Expert (45)

1984 Ford F-150, in line 6,4 speed
granny low gear, 33 x 12.50 Safari
tires, great hunting truck, $3,500 or
best offer. Call 643-6728. 4-9, 4-16

1984 Ford F-150 King Cab, 302
with auto transmission, was running
when parked, $500 or best offer.
Call 762-4464. 4-9,4-16

2005 Ford F-150, 4WD, 4 door,
leather seats, power every-
thing. Take over payments. Call
447-0410. 4-9,4-16


1996 Jeep Cherokee, 4WD. Asking
$1,500. Call 762-2849. 4-9,4-16



FourTires, 235/75/15, good shape,
$15 each or $50 for all four. Call
643-2568, leave message. 4-16,4-23

Hypothec Power Programmerfor
2001-2004 Chevy 6.6 Chevy Dura-
max diesel, $175. Call 850-228-20
13. 4-16,4-23

Transmission, 700R4 4WD
automatic,, asking $500. Call
762-2849. 4-9,4-16

Tires, set of four 33x12.50x15
mounted on Chevrolet six lug, ask-
ing $500. Call 762-2849. 4-9,4-16

13 inch tires on rims, $10 each.
al work Call 643-3509. 4-9,4-16
to pull
bumper Covermaster truck topper, 8 ft.
194 or fiberglass, fits Silverado, $600. Call
4-9,4-16 643-8715. 3-26 T.4-16

d truck, 15-inch wheels and tires, alumi-
7-0410. num, fits Jeep, $200. Call 899-0269
4-9,4-16 or 674-7138 leave message. UFN

In Bristol
*Mobile home lots
In Blountstown
*1-room efficiency,
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
3 bedroom, 1 bath house
with central, heat and air.
Phone 643-7740


1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Rental Assistance

Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
TDD/TTY 711.



Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reason-

ably priced. Immediate closing.
Call (850) 544-5441
or (850) 570-0222

W7JM7M` -M, W




Electric pitching machinewith ex-
tra balls and automaticfeeder, $125.
Call 643-2612. 4-16,4-23

Treadmill, real good condition,
$150. Call 643-6589. 4-16,4-23

Bicycle motor, new never used,
2 hp horizontal shaft with new
handlebarthrottle system, $60. Call
762-8586. 4-16,4-23


Four wheelers, used. $300 for all
three. Call 643-5696. 4-16,4-23

1982 Yamaha dirt bike, 80 cc with
helmet, $300. Call 510-4686.
4-16, 4-23

Fourwheeler, Honda Rancher, like
new, $3,000. Call 850-209-4447.

Motorcycle helmet, Fulmertrooper
helmet, $10. Call 762-8586.
4-16, 4-23

2000 Yamaha Blaster 4-wheeler,
two-stroke, 200 cc, good condi-
tion, runs great, $1,600. Call
264-3435. 4-9,4-16

2002 Harley Davidson, Softtail
- Heritage, loaded, luggage, wind-
shield, running boards, $12,000.
Call 670-8194 or 653-5710. 4-9,4-16

2006 Suzuki Eiger 400, automatic,
4WD, low miles, black, good con-
dition, $3,250 or best offer. Call
Jamie after 6 p.m. for details at
762-4961. 4-9,4-16

2003 Polaris Sportsman 700,380
original miles garage kept, $5,000.
Call 643-8715. 3-26T.4-16

$150 2pc Queen P/T rr
set. New in plastic with wE
Can deliver. 545-7112

$279 New Queen Orth(
Pillowtop Mattress Set in
Plastic, Warranty. Can I
warranty, sacrifice $895. (d
available). 545-7112
5pc bedroom set. Brand
boxes $499 Can deliver 42
9-pc cherry dining room
Formal & Elegant,. New in
$799. -,11 e,- available)

All NEW Pillowtop King Mi
Set.- W/ Warranty. $299
8374. Can deliver.

Brand Name Queen Cherry
7-pc Sleigh Bed Set w/ c
drawers. $2400 value,
sacrifice $999. 222-7783
BRAND NEW: full size m
set. $125. or TWIN me
$100. Both w/ warranty.
545-7112. Can deliver.
Couch, loveseat & chair
100% micro fiber, stain re;
$600, delivery available
Entertainment/TV Center -
wood and glass, still in sh
$199. 222-7783





To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.

2005 Yamaha V-Star 650, low
mileage, many extras, lots of
chrome, custom pipes, $4,500 or
trade for 4-wheeler with automatic
transmission of equal value. Call
762-4464. 4-9,4-16

2006 Yamaha Wolverine, 2WD,
350cc electric start, automatic, re-
verse, like new. Asking $2,300. Call
674-2033. 4-9,4-16

2007 Honda Shadow 750
windshield, highway bars
rest, luggage rack, like new
warranty, $6,600. Call 899-(
674-7138 leave message.


14' Bayliner pleasure boa
Johnson, new battery, six
fuel tank, center control s
wheel, full windshield, nic
galvanized trailerwith spare
nice boat, could be used foi
diving, etc., would consider
trade on other fishing and
items Call 443-2422 in Bri

14' flat bottom fishing boa
glass, 50 hp Johnson with
trim, five speed motor gui
control trolling motor with r
center steering control, new
new fuel tank, two side wet
two swivel raised fishing
would make an excellent fli
boat as it has a wide floor, (d
galvanized tilt trailer with ne
and spare, $2,400 or best of
443-2422 in Bristol.

Pontoon boat, 20 ft. 198
per Craft, 70 hp Johnson ou
fiberglass pontoons and
selling "as is", make off(

$250 & $350
S Call 643-3044

16' Glass Stream ski boa
Johnson Marine CD played
speakers, Hummingbird
finder, trailer, $1,700. Call 674
or 643-5712, leave message

1992 Wave Runner, VXR 6!
trailer, excellent condition,
firm. Call 850-228-2013.

Motor guide trolling mote
foot control, new. Call 272-6

Boat, 12 foot. For more inforr
call 643-6728.

Polaris jet skis, size 700 ar
Asking $2,000 or best offer fo
Call 447-0410.

Aluminum boat, 14 foot, 4
Mercury, trolling motor, depth
Asking $600. Call 447-0410

200716ft. boat, welded alur
5ft. beam, stick steering,
Johnson, trim and tilt, all n
trailer, $8,500. Call 674-713

4-164-23 CAMPERS/ R
it, fiber-
tilt and 2002 Winnebago Adven
de foot 32 foot with 47,000 mile,
reverse, slide outs, fully loaded an(
battery, clean. No smoking and no
boxes, Asking $50,000. Call 556-4
seats, 385-6710.
at head
double), Fleetwood Terry travel trai
ew tires foot, new upgrades, asking $
fer. Call Call 850-363-2691.

trailer Snapper riding mower, 14
er. Call inch cut, overhead valve e
4-16, 4-23 asking $550: Call 643-3509

I* *. 0000 * * *
ND :
S : r_butler@comcast.r

The Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authori
is accepting applications for 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroo
apartments in Blountstown and Bristol, Florid
Rent is based on income. For more information
please call: 1-850-263-5307 or 1-850-263-5302.

Equal Housing Opportunity

NOW BUYING: Silver & gold coins Gold
jewelry Antique furniture Glass lottery
Cast iron and more!

M & W AntiquesS
Call 762-9555
Across from Chevron Station in Altha

at, 115
er with
4-16, 4-23

50 with

or with

4-9, 4-16

id 750.
r both.
4-9, 4-16


Craftsman lawn tractor, 22 hp
Briggs and Stratton, 42" cut, one
yearold, used 44hours, $1,800. Call
643-8715. 3-26 T. 4-1



6x12 enclosed tool trailer, some
carpentry tools, $2,500. Call
643-1726. 4-16,4-23

Farm equipment, 22' Deutz-Allis
disc; H & S four-row ripper/bedder;
four-row JD planter; 16' JD disc; (2)
12'S-tine; four-row cultivators; grain
drill. Call 899-0904cell or 674-3998
evenings. 4-9,4-16

12/ np Tractors, Ford 8870,190 hi
finder. TW15,120 hp; MF 399 with
S 90 hp; Oliver 1650, 60 hp; Ge
4-9,4-16 skid loader, 45 hp. Call 89!
cell or 674-3998 evenings.
5hp High Ranger bucket truck
ew, no
8. UFN reach, $7,000. Call 670-8

VS '- .E

s, two Wanted: Engine hoist
d very 674-8570, leave message.
008 or Wanted: Fuel transfer pump
4-16,4-23 DC, running or broken, neec
parts. Call 674-8010.
ler, 29
4-9,4-16 Wanted: Electric stove
Condition, reasonably price
N 674-3264.

33 Wanted: The lady that bou
kids' plastic picnic table and
.4-9,46 board at the yard sale in Clal
to call us. We found some
that go with the chalkboard. \
* * pick them up at your convert
SCall Ron or Marsha at 674-i

: S
S Wanted: Ladies' 3 wheel bic
net good shape. 379-8210.

1 bedroom mobile homi
ty John F. Bailey Road,
m 20 W. in Blountstown.
a. to $145 weekly. Deposi
n, quired. All utilities include
3 locations. NO PETS.,
RV for rent and/or. sal
Call 674-7616

Xbox 360, PS2
PS3 and PSP gal
repair starting a
$29" at
Call (850) 526-376
mnr ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^

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nience. :, .
8385. "i "' :'':
4-9,4-16 : .


Three bedroom mobile
home, 1st month & se-
curity deposit required.

Call 379-8008 daytime

Lawn care pressure
washing painting,
home repair scrap
metal junk car removal.

Call (850)'557-7997





new in
Asset -
). 222-

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y Wood

att set.

r. New

ip box.

Wanted: The man that was inter-
ested in the heavy tub, I have lost
your number. Call 674-3264.
4-9, 4-16

Wanted: We buy junk cars, trucks,
batteries and salvage. We pay top
dollar. Call 643-5791 or 447-2215
ask for Hubert. 2-20T7-30

Wanted: Will buy junk cars and
will move, any condition. Call
762-8589. 1-9T.7-2

Wanted: Junk cars and trucks,
any condition, we pay cash. Call
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell.


A/C unit, four ton no duct work,
$300. Call 643-5696. 4-16, 4-23

Propane tank, 300 gallon, good
condition with regulator, $300. Call
510-4686. 4-16, 4-23

Birch kitchen cabinet doors, very
good condition, painted off white,
shaker style, perfect for woodwork-
ing/arts and crafts project, over 15
doors of various sizes includes
some unpainted shelves, match-
ing drawers included, also cabinet
doors and drawers of unknown
wood, alotof extra wood, $40 for all.
Call 674-1321, leave message.
4-16, 4-23

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 $90. Can be seen
at The Journal office in Bristol on
Summers Road. UFN


2005 mobile home, 14 x 52
with central heat and air, stove,
refrigerator and 12 X 15 deck.
Must be moved. $21,000. Call
850-209-4447. 4-16,4-23



Florida's Great Northwest awards secondary education

grants to Liberty County and other area school districts

DESTIN Florida's Great
Northwest, Inc. is pleased to
announce the award of $575,244
in Secondary Education Career
Academy Creation grants across
Northwest Florida. The grant
awards are funded by Florida's
Great Northwest's WIRED
(Workforce Innovation in
Regional Economic Development)
Northwest Florida Initiative.
The WIRED Northwest
Florida Initiative secondary
education grants were developed
in 2006 to promote career skills
training or intense, accelerated
math and science training at the
secondary education level for
post-graduation employment
in Northwest Florida's targeted
industries ofAviation, Aerospace,
Defense, and National Security;
Life- Sciences (Human
Performance Enhancement,
Medical Device Manufacturing,
Medical Technologies, Health
Services, and Biotechnology);
Information Technology;
Engineering; Renewable Energy
and Environment; Transportation,
Logistics, and Distribution;
and Construction Product
Florida's Great Northwest
is committed to support the
development of six specialized
foundations that work as basic
economic engines driving a
diversified and sustainable
economy. The development of
Northwest Florida's workforce
is one of these specialized
foundations and is a focus of
Florida's Great Northwest's
initiatives. The demand for
a skilled workforce in the
target industries continues to
grow as Northwest Florida's
existing businesses expand, other
businesses locate in the region
and entrepreneurial technology
companies emerge. Growing our
own talent to meet the employment
and on-going educational needs
of the critical industries is vital
as high-wage, high-skill jobs
expand within the region.
Information technology
services and research &
engineering services are two
critical support industries that
have been identified as being
inherently essential to the success
of diversifying Northwest
Florida's economy. Both
information technology services
and research & engineering
services are cross-cutting fields
that transcend all of the target
clusters. All five grants awarded
during this 2008 Secondary
Education grant funding cycle
support programs committed to
the development of workforce
talent in these two critical support
In the three years that the
WIRED Northwest Florida
Initiative Secondary Education
grants have been available,
$2,296,250 has been invested by
Florida's Great Northwest into
career development programs in

secondary education institutions.
Thirteen of the region's 16
counties have received grant
funding and more than $3.7
million has been invested as
matching funds to support the
development of these programs
through the collaboration of
local schools, counties, and area
businesses, among others.
Qualified secondary education
career institutes are modeled
after Okaloosa County School
District's CHOICETM program
and/or accelerated math &
science training. The CHOICETM
program offers graduates industry
recognized certification, high
school credit and college credit.
Accelerated math & science
training is intended to promote
increased student enrollment
and success in STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and
Math) courses. The accelerated
math & science training may
include the nationally recognized
Project Lead the Way program, a
specialized curriculum developed
at both the high school and middle
school levels. Project Lead the
Way's curricula makes math and
science relevant for students by
engaging in hands-on, real-world
projects that allow students to
understand how the skills they are
learning in the classroom can be
applied in everyday life.
The WIRED Northwest Florida
Initiative Secondary Education
Career Academy Creation grants
will be used for program start-

Land, six wooded acres, $8,000
per acre located off of Revell Farm
Loop in Bristol. Call 643-9391.
4-9, 4-16

Big lot on Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.


Bulldog puppies, seven weeks
old, free to a good home. Call
643-2423. 4-16, 4-23

Pitbull puppies, two males and four
females, Colby Carver and blue,
$75. Call 674-7069. 4-16,4-23

Four mixed puppies, Siberian
Husky & Wolf, 9 weeks old, have
been wormed and had shots, $60.
Call 762-8690. 4-16,4-23

Horse trailer, $1,200 or best offer.
Call 643-5696. 4-16, 4-23

Puppies, eight weeks old, free to
good home. Call 643-5607.4-16,4-23

Free puppies, six small 8 month
old puppies, wormed, all white and
brown, free to good home. Can be
seen at 18930 NE Hayes Subdivi-
sion Road in Blountstown. Call
674-1224, leave message.
4-16, 4-23

up costs and each recipient is
required to match the grant award
with no less than a 100% match.
For 2008, the school districts
have pledged a match for the five
grant awards totaling $1,123,549,
The following five programs
receiving grant funding will
create sustainable secondary
education programs in six of
Northwest Florida's 16-county
region. Following are the grant
programs that were selected for
Gadsden County School
District was awarded $110,000
and will be providing a match
of $537,310 to replicate the
Okaloosa County CHOICETM
Information Technology institute
at West Gadsden High School.
Gadsden County School District
is working with the Banner
Center for Career Academies/
Secondary to determine specific
curriculum and certifications to
be offered. There is anticipated
initial enrollment in the program
of 25 students and will grow to
100 students over the coming
Franklin & Liberty County
School Districts were together
awarded $110,400 and will
be providing a joint match of
$121,700 to expand the IT-
CORE (Information Technology
- Career Opportunities for Rural
Economies) program. In 2007,

Birdcage, medium sized, $10. Call
762-8586. 4-16,4-23

Bulldog puppies, parents ol
ises. Call 762-8844, leave m,
if no answer.

Kittens, six to choose from
colored, free to good horm

Cats and kittens, Himalay
Persian, solid white, blue po
flame point. Asking $100 ea,

Beagle mix, female dog abo
months old, free to good hor


Lost: Tan Pug. Last see
Shelton corner area and Whi
Grade Road. Approximate
three months old. Call 762

Lost: German Shepherd, me
nior," very gentle. Lost arour
ton Corner area. Call 447-4

Lost: Old English Bulldog
Highway 69 on Jacksc

Franklin and Liberty Counties
initially collaborated and were
awarded $112,000 from Florida's
Great Northwest to implement
a cross-county and cross-
community college regional
IT-CORE at both Franklin High
School and Liberty High School.
The initial program provided
additional opportunities for
career and technical training that
included industry recognized
certifications ofA+ Certification,
CompTIA i-Net+ Certification
and AutoCAD Certification.
This 2008 grant award will bring
additional IT industry certification
opportunities building on the
existing program. There is
anticipated initial enrollment of
15 to 20 students per grade per
Washington County School
District was awarded $200,000
and will be matching that
investment with $246,988 to
implement Project Lead the Way's
pre-engineering curriculum at
Chipley and Vernon High Schools.
There is anticipated enrollment in
the program of 25 students per
grade per school, which will
provide opportunity for up to
200 students to participate in the
Wakulla County School
Districtwas awarded $130,000 and
will be matching that investment
with $185,420 to expand its

Calhoun County line. Answers to
"Hudson". Greatly missed. Reward
for return with no questions asked.
Call 447-0307. 4-16,4-23

Found: Men's brand new tennis
shoes. Found on Highway 20,
east of Bristol. Call to describe at
643-5479. 4-16,4-23


Multi-family yard sale, Saturday,
April 19, beginning at 7:30 a.m.,
located on NW SR 73, 1 1/2 miles
north of Highway 20 in Clarksville.
Lots of children and baby items
including clothing. Rain or shine.
Call 674-8131. 4-16

0LJ Five family yard sale,Saturday,
April 19, beginning at 7 a.m.
n near at11562 NW Summers Road in
ly two- Bristol, across from Calhoun-
-3686. Liberty Journal. Girl's clothes size
4-16,4-23 6 months- 4 T, Misses size 2-4,
Women's size 14-2X, also men's
ale,"Ju- clothes, all in excellent condition,
idShel- miscellaneous items, coffee and
4197. end table. Cheap prices. Rain or
4-16,4-23 shine. Call 643-5486. 4-16

male, Bristol yard sale, Saturday, April
)n and 19beginning 14054NW

existing medical academy by
adding Project Lead the Way's
Biomedical Science curriculum
at Wakulla High School. This
is a new offering only recently
available through Project Lead
the Way and Wakulla County
will be one of the first districts
to implement this cutting-edge
program in Florida. There is
anticipated enrollment at full
implementation of the program
of 150 students.
Gulf County School District
was awarded $24,844 and will
be matching that investment
with $32,131 to expand its dual
enrollment program that was
initially funded in 2007 through
the WIRED Northwest Florida
Initiative at Port St. Joe and
Wewahitchka High Schools.
The 2007 grant award provided
for a dual enrollment science
course and the 2008 program
will add a dual enrollment math
course. There is an anticipated
enrollment of 22 students per
grade level per school for the 11th
and 12th grades.

Florida s Great Northwest is a
regional economic development
organization serving 16 counties
in Northwest Florida from
Pensacola through Tallahassee.
Itsprimary mission is the creation
of high-wage, high-skill jobs,
branding and marketing, as well
as support of the local economic
development organizations in the

Joe Chason Circle. Call 643-2894
for more information. 4-16

Blountstown: Yard sale April 9-16
beginning at 7:30 a.m. Located on
Highway 71 just past 69 South.
Baby clothing, DVD player never
opened, paid $160, asking $80;
VHS movies, sheets and pillow
cases. Call 237-1462. 4-16


now available at
The Calhoun-Liberty
Journal office in
Bristol and the
Chamber of Commerce
office in Blountstown,



Continuing ed

courses set at

Chipola College
College will offer a variety of
short courses in the coming
The following Mandatory
training for Child Care Facility
Personnel and Family Child Care
Home are scheduled: Health,
Safety and Nutrition, April 19,
7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rules and
Regulations (center), April 21 and
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Semi crashes after hitting bridge

to avoid impact with oncomingcar
A Cottondale man received minor injuries last week after the semi he was driving went
off the road to avoid hitting another vehicle, according to a report from the Florida High-
way Patrol. Dennis Johnson, 60, was traveling east across the Chipola River -.j
on State Road 20 around 5:30 a.m. April 9 when an oncoming car crossed the center
line and went into his path. Johnson took evasive action, which caused him to hit the
side of the bridge. The impact blew out his front tire and he lost control of the truck. The
2000 Freightliner ran off the right side of the road and hit several small trees before
coming to rest. The truck is registered to Williams Brothers Trucking of Cottondale.

Georgia and

Florida ending

senior citizen

fishing license

An agreement between Florida
and Georgia that allows senior
citizens from either state to hunt
and fish in fresh water without
licenses in both states is about
to end. The agreement, which
dates back to 1981, will end on
June 30.
Georgia officials announced in
May 2007 that economic realities
have rendered the reciprocal
agreement no longer feasible for
hunting, and it will come off the
books. The nature ofthe agreement
requires that Florida follow suit.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) voted Wednesday to
end the reciprocal agreement
concerning freshwater fishing,
as well. The agreement never has
exempted nonresident seniors
from either state from saltwater
fishing license requirements.
Senior citizens who are Florida
residents may continue to hunt
and fish in Florida without
purchasing a Florida license,
although the FWC encourages
seniors to purchase licenses to
support conservation.


Building Code Administrator
Responsible for the administration of the Building Depart-
ment and the enforcement of building codes, regulations and
policies as required to ensure public health, safety and wel-
fare. Provides effective code interpretations and inspections.
Responsible for developing appropriate policies, methods and
procedures. Responsible for the examination and approval or
rejection of plans, specifications and applications for building
permits. Makes inspections of buildings or structures as to ap-
proved plans and conformity with conditions of the building
permit, i.e. electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas permits and
inspection of the same. Investigates and resolves complaints
concerning health, safety and welfare of the general public,
and other matters pertaining to the department, and acts ac-
cordingly. Approves and authorizes all certificates of occu-
pancy and final inspections for the county. Supervises codes
established by the county.
Must have a Standard Building Code Administrator License
and 5 years experience as a Building Code Administrator which
provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to per-
form the essential functions. Must have knowledge of building
construction methods and materials. Must have knowledge of
the building, electrical, plumbing, county land development
codes, and the Florida Building Code. Must have knowledge
of current methods and practices of all types of construction.
Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, May 6, 2008
at 5 p.m. eastern standard time at the Clerk's Office of the
Liberty County Courthouse. The Commission will review all
applications at their regular board meeting on that date begin-
ning at 7 p.m. The present salary for this position is $31,500.
The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners re-
serves the right to reject all applications.

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AFYC is located in a peaceful, natural setting and
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him. Womble was "stumbling
and swaying into oncoming
traffic, holding the side of the car
to keep his balance," the deputy
noted in his report.
The deputy instructed Womble
to go back to his car, and he did,
turning around and stumbling
back and falling into the driver's
When the deputy approached
the car, he told Womble to step out
with his hands up. After getting
the driver safely out of the vehicle
and away from passing traffic, the
deputy noted the strong smell of
an alcoholic beverage on him.

Nominations will be accepted
for Florida's outstanding older
worker for 2008 until June 1.
An online nomination form
or a printed nomination form
can be accessed at www.
The Experience Works Prime
Time Awards program is part
of Experience Works' national
effort to raise awareness of the
contributions made by older
individuals and to break down
barriers associated with the hiring
of all older workers. This year's
search is being sponsored by
Home Instead Senior Care, an
outstanding employer of older
workers in 2006.
Outstanding older workers
from every state, the District of
Columbia, and Puerto Rico will
be honored in Washington, D.C.,
and in their home states for their
contributions to the workforce
and local communities.
Nominees or applicants must
be 65 years of age or older, a
resident of Florida, currently
employed, and working at least
20 hours each week for pay. The
honoree must be willing and able
to travel to Washington, D.C., the
week of September 22-26 for the
Prime Time Award events. The
visit will include meetings with
congressional representatives, a
tour of the city's landmarks, and
the awards banquet and ceremony.
Honorees have an opportunity to
meet, share their stories, and
celebrate their accomplishments.
Family, friends or colleagues can
send in a nomination, or older
workers can self nominate.
Florida's outstanding older
worker in 2007 was 69-year-old
Fred H. Williams.
After earning his PhD in
higher education administration
from Florida State University,
Dr. Williams spent 35 years
teaching or administering to
Florida's youth. His life changed
when his mother was diagnosed
with Alzheimer's disease and
he became acutely aware of
the many challenges facing
Tallahassee's growing senior
population. He changed careers,
joining Elder Care Services
as the director of the Retired
& Senior Volunteer Program
(RSVP), and under his direction,
over 550 senior volunteers were

Womble was handcuffed and
left leaning against the patrol car
as the deputy searched him for
weapons. When asked if he had
been drinking recently, Womble
replied that he had "four or five
beers earlier."
Womble said he had been with
friends at Green Acres Trailer
Park when he was notified that
his girlfriend had been taken to a
hospital in Tallahassee and he was

recruited and placed in the Big
Bend/Tallahassee area. He next
developed anAmeriCorps VISTA
project, coordinating a staff of 36
and 73 volunteers. Most recently,
Dr. Williams was promoted to
director of human resources
for Elder Care Services. He
is a community activist and a
passionate supporter of senior's
The search for America's
Oldest Worker for 2008 is also
under way, as is the search for
outstanding employers of older

going there to see about her.
The deputy found two male
minors in the car who told him
that Womble was their aunt's
boyfriend and the car belonged
to her. The boys, who were
wearing seatbelts in the back seat
of the two-door car, were visibly
upset. "When they got out of the
car they were still shaking," the
deputy said.
The boys said they had been
walking along the road at the
trailer park when Womble picked
them up. "They told me they
were scared and had asked him
a couple of times to stop but he
ignored them," the deputy said
about the high-speed drive from
Bristol to Hosford.
A family member passing by
stopped and picked up the boys
and offered to make arrangements
to get the car later that day.
After being taken to the county
jail, Womble, who was unable to
keep his head up or maintain his
balance, refused to take a blood
alcohol test.
He was charged with felony
DUI, felony aggravated fleeing
and eluding, felony driving while
license suspended or revoked,
reckless driving and felony child
The deputy said he believed
this was Womble's fourth DUI

Future Blountstown Fire Dept. Firefighters Brody and
Reagan Hall do a little "fit testing" for the future.

Blountstown Fire Dept.

gets new 'Turnout Gear'

Blountstown Fire Department
has taken delivery of new
protective fire fighting clothing
for each of its firefighters.
The new gear, known as Turnout
Gear, was purchased through an
Assistance to Firefighters Grant
and the Department of Homeland
Security and includes helmets,
coats, pants, boots, gloves and a
protective hood.
This grant, at just over
$36,000, also funded a washer
and dryer to maintain the new

gear. "This particular gear offers
the best protection available by
utilizing the latest in fire fighting
technologies," said Chief Ben
"Homeland Security and the
Assistance to Firefighter's Grant
program has been good to us.
Since 2003, we've been awarded
funds for 'jaws of life' type rescue
tools, a thermal imaging camera,
breathing apparatus and a filling
station and now brand new head
to toe turnout gear."


File No.: 08-14-CP
Division: Probate




The administration of the estate of
Earnest Dawson, deceased, whose date
of death was September 30, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Liberty
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P. O. Box 399, Bristol,
Florida 32121. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims ordemands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
The date of first publication of this
notice is April 16, 2008.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
John G. Admire
Attorney for Callie D. Bradwell
Florida Bar No. 217026
Sullivan, Admire & Sullivan, PA.
2555 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 320
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Telephone: (305) 444-6121
Fax: (305) 444-5508

Personal Representative:
Callie D. Bradwell
16041 N.W. 18 Place
Opa Locka, FL 33054 4.e.4-23


The Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners will receive sealed bids
from any qualified person, company or
corporation interested in constructing the
following project:


This project will include the construction
of a 1.0 acre park across the road from
the Estiffanulga Boat Ramp. The park
shall include an 8' wide asphalt walking
trail, stormwater swales, pavilion, rest-
room/pavilion combo, sand volleyball
court, playground area, asphalt parking
lot and related landscaping.

Plans and specifications can be ob-

trained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324 Marina
Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, (850)
227-7200 or 10490 NW Main Street,
Bristol, FL 32321, (850) 643-2771. The
bid must conform to Section 287.133(3)
Florida Statutes, on public entity crimes.

Completion date for this project will be
90 days from the date of the Notice to
Proceed presented to the successful bid-

Liquidated damages for failure to com-
plete the project on the specified date
will be set at $200.00 per day.

Please indicate on the envelope that this
is a sealed bid and what the bid is for.

Bids will be received by the until 5:00
PM (EST) on May 6, 2008 at the Liberty
County Clerk's Office, Liberty County
Courthouse, Hwy 20, Bristol, Florida
32321. The bids will be publicly opened
and read aloud on May 6, 2008 at 7:00
PM (EST) at the regular Board of County
Commissioner meeting. The public is in-
vited to attend.

Cost for Plans and Specifications will be
$25.00 per set and is non-refundable.
Checks should be made payable to

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.
If you have any questions, please call
Kristin Brown at (850) 643-2771. 4-16&23


The Board of County Commissioners of
Liberty County Florida will accept bids on
the following:
Contractors will provide all equipment for
pick up and removal of scrap metal from
Liberty County Landfill. Contractors will be
required to have on site a machine capable
of removing Freon Gas before removal of
white goods. Bid price will be based on per
gross ton F. O. B. Liberty County Landfill
and made payable to Liberty County
Landfill, thirty days after removal. Proof of
insurance will be required before work can
begin. For information call Danny Earnest
(850) 643-3777, Fax (850) 643-5004.
All bids must be submitted before 5:00
P.M. EDT, Tuesday, May 6, 2008 to Robert
Hill, Clerk of Court, P. O. Box 399, Bristol,
All bids will be considered at the regular
meeting, Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 7 P.M.
EDT, in the Courtroom of the Courthouse.
The Board reserves the right to accept or
reject anyorall bids which they deem to be
in the best interest of Liberty County.
Robert Hill, Clerk of Court 4.16T.

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Search is on for Florida's

eldest outstanding worker


The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest
Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold its
Annual Meeting, April 24, 2008 in the Cambridge
Room, Ramada Inn North, 2900 North Monroe St.,
Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00
p.m. E.D.S.T. The meeting will be open to the pub-
lic. /



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Chew, Golden, & Tedesco to compete in State Finals

Gary Chew, Tony Golden (pictured above), and John
Tedesco will be competing in the 2008 Boys Weightlifting
State Finals this Friday.
Chew and Golden both enter the meet ranked first, while
Tedesco earned a wild card finishing second in the 238 pound
weight class in section 2. Chew enters Friday leading all
other lifters in the 139 pound weight class. His 520 pound
total currently has him 30 pounds ahead of second place. If
things go well for Chew, he may attempt to break the state
record for the clean and jerk in the 139 pound class. The
record is 285. Gary qualified with a 275 clean and jerk and
has cleaned 290 before.

Things are a little tighter in the 154 pound weight class
where Tony Golden will attempt to win gold. Golden is only 5
pounds in front of second place. Golden is capable of more
than his qualifying total. He has yet to reach his potential at a
meet this year, and will need to do just that Friday, if he wants
to join Ashlee Cain, John Alday, and Michael Mills as AHS
state champions. Senior John Tedesco will also be competing
Friday. He finished a close second in Section 2 and received
an at-large berth to the state final. John has continued to
improve and seems to be peaking at the right time. Tedesco
is one of the hardest working boys on the team and that hard
work has paid off.

Catfish fillet plates to be
served at Altha's game
The Altha Baseball boosters will serve catfish
fillet plates at Tuesday's Sneads v. Altha baseball
game for $6.
Along with two large catfish fillets the plates will
also include: coleslaw, baked beans, hushpuppies,
and a drink.
The plates will be ready for the 4 p.m. (CT)
Put on your purple and gold and enjoy a great
baseball game along with a piping-hot catfish fillet
plate as you cheer on the Wildcats!
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SApril 14- 18 Spring Break; Softball
District Tournament at Altha
Thursday, April 17 Varsity Baseball
I at Bonifay, 6 p.m.
April 21 25 Baseball District
ITournament at Altha
Friday, April 25 4th & 5th grade
SMusical, 9 a.m.
SMonday, April 28 Beta Banquet,
6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 29 Drama Play, 10.
a.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30 PreK
Screening 8 a.m. 12 p.m.; Drama
Play, 10 a.m.
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Apalachicola River fish passage to help shad and bass

In the midst of the battle over
allocation of the Apalachicola,
Flint and Chattahoochee rivers
emerges a great example of
collaboration that will benefit
the system and its species.
After three years of study, fish
passage operations are under
way at Jim Woodruff Lock
and Dam to restore dwindling
populations of migratory fish
in the critical river system
known as the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF).
Two species of fish whose
populations have severely
declined Alabama shad
and the Gulf strain of striped
bass are being assisted
upstream using the existing
lock. The U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers has participated
in the interagency study by
incorporating operations
that use the navigation lock
to give the fish access to
nearly 200 miles ofpreviously
inaccessible spawning habitat
in the Flint and Chattahoochee
rivers. The Army Corps will
continue to partner in the
study efforts by providing
passage through the,lock
during spawning in the
spring. It is anticipated that
the fish passage operation
may become a permanent
part of operations in water
control manuals currently
being updated, which could
take a few years.
"Restoration of these
and other migratory fish
populations can improve the
overall ecology of the ACF
river system, Apalachicola
Bay and the Gulf of Mexico,"
said Steven Herrington, Ph.D.,
senior aquatic ecologist for
The Nature Conservancy.
Herrington said the passage
does not move federally
threatened Gulf sturgeon and
that The Nature Conservancy
is currently requesting funds
from Congress for a feasibility
study on passage for all
species, including sturgeon.
Three years of multi-
partner research focused on
the viability of using the
lock to help migratory fishes
repopulate from declines
experienced after construction
of the Jim Woodruff and other
locks and dams throughout
the ACF. Alabama shad is a
federal "species of concern"
and currently exists in only a
fraction of its historical range,
with the largest remaining
population believed to be
in the Apalachicola River.
Scientists believe passage
could allow shad populations

to increase from an estimated
20,000 to 100,000 or more.
The Gulf strain of striped bass
has been managed since the
1980s, with the last natural
population remaining there
as well.

The research, funded
by the Georgia Wildlife
Resources Division and

led by the U.S. Geological
Survey Cooperative Fish and
Wildlife Research Unit at
Clemson University, involves
sonar technology and radio
tags to assess movement.
Other partners besides the

Conservancy and the Army
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Florida Fish and Wildlife
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