Volume 28, Number 18 :. Wednesday, April 3~,
Officer arrested and fired
after being caught on video
Emergency workers move an injured motorcyclist onto a
stretcher after Monday's accident. BETH EUBANKS PHOTO
near Orange leaves
one man injured
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An Alabama man is in the neurological intensive care unit
at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital following a motorcycle ac-
cident in Liberty County Monday afternoon.
According to FHP Trooper Dennis Revell, Mark Sharp, 44,
of Pellum was riding south on County Road 379 near Orange
around 3:40 p.m. when he lost control of his 2002 Honda Gold.
Wing near Forest Road 133.
"That curve's kind of tricky," said Revell, noting that it ap-
pears Sharp was going a little too fast and went onto the high
side of the road.
"The motorcycle went airborne for 28 feet, then went nose
down and starting flipping end over end," the trooper said.
A witness said Sharp was ejected on the third flip. "Luckily,
he was wearing a helmet," Revell said. "To be honest with
you, it saved his life."
Sharp suffered head and spinal injuries. A report from the
hospital late Tuesday afternoon indicated that his condition
There's lots to do this weekend: Quilt Show,
Miss Altha pageant, Veterans Award
Banquet, Kinard Homecoming and more!
See area event listings on Pages 4 & 5.
t, Ter..- Eubanks, Journal Editor
An officer whose primary
duties included transporting
inmates was arrested
Thursday night after he was
caught on video negotiating
for sex with a woman while
promising to make life easier
for her husband in the Calhoun
Officer Billy Strawn, 42,
of Blountstown, was arrested
after his recorded encounter
with Lisa Vaughn, 32, was.
played back for Calhoun
County SheriffDavid Tatum at
the home of Vaughn's mother,
Debra Tucker, in Altha.
Strawn was charged with
bribery and solicitation of
prostitution and has been
fired, according to a statement
issued by the sheriffThursday
night. He was placed in an
isolation cell at the jail in
Blountstown that night. He
was released the next day on
an $8,000 bond.
Lisa Vaughn and her
husband, Phillip, were arrested
last month on a probation
violation after the ingredients
and equipment used to produce
methamphetamine was found
in their Willow Bend Road
home in Altha.
When Lisa Vaughn was
released from jail Thursday,
Strawn drove her to her
residence west of Altha.
According to the arrest
affidavit, Vaughn told
investigators that during the
ride home Strawn solicited
sexual favors in return for
special treatment for her
husband, who is in the Calhoun
County Jail. Vaughn said she
needed to clean up first and
suggested Strawn come see
her later that evening. He gave
her his cell phone number and
she agreed to call him.
Once home, Vaughn talked
William David "Billy" Strawn
is shown shortly after his
arrest last week.
with her father, Tommy
Tucker; her brother, Tommy
Wayne Tucker and her brother-
in-law, Bobby Jay Simco and
they decided to set up a video
camera. Vaughn's mother,
Debra Tucker, left before
By the time Strawn arrived
at the Tucker home in his
private vehicle around 8 p.m.,
a video camera was in place.
Vaughn's father was upstairs,
while her brother and brother-
in-law were nearby.
Strawn walked in with a
six-pack of beer and "was only
present a short time before
advancing on the victim,"
according to the affidavit.
The video, which has been
released by the family as
well as the sheriff's office,
shows the two standing close,
touching and kissing.
Vaughn establishes early
on that she's intoxicated,
repeatedly telling Strawn that
she is feeling the effects of a
pill she had taken earlier.
"You have got to promise
me you'll make things easier
on Phillip," she says as she
wobbles unsteadily alongside
a couch. "Are you going to
make him a trustee?" she asks
as he pulls at her shirt. After
they embrace, Vaughn steps
back, beer in hand and repeats,
"You've got to promise me
you're going to make him a
As he reaches to pull her
back, Strawn replies, "Yes,.
I told you I would. How
many times have I told you
She asks what he will do
for her husband. He-promises
to do what he can to make
him a trustee and get him
Vaughn then asks, "Can
you make it so we can spend
some time together?"
"What do you mean?"
Strawn asked. "Like by
yourselves? I'll have to work
When he looks out the
window, she says, "Ain't
nobody coming. Daddy and
mama's gone to the ball
Strawn then starts talking
about wanting to get "those
pictures and that video tape."
As he looks around;he notices
something. "You got a video
camera right there ... and that
son ofa b---- is on!" he says as
he grabs it and throws it down.
The last sound on the video is
Vaughn yelling "Daddy!"
Vaughn's mother, Debra
Tucker, was at the Altha ball
game when she got a phone
call about what had happened
at her home. She caught up
with the sheriff, who was also
at the game, and reported that
one of his officers "had just
tried to rape her daughter."
Tucker said that after
Strawn knocked down the
See ARREST on page 13
Inmates claim officer bought alcohol, coerced them into sex
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
"It would be our word against his and more than
likely, it wouldn't make a difference," said Terri
Franklin, 20, explaining why she and another jail
inmate did not report that they had sex with Calhoun
County Jail correctional officer Billy Strawn earlier
She said the officer promised if they did what he
wanted he would see that they got out of jail earlier.
In Franklin's case, it worked. "He kept his promise. I
got out a week and a half early," she said.
A video made by a recently released inmate
prompted them to come forward this week. The video
shows the officer making promises to Lisa Vaughn
about making things easier for her husband in jail if
she would have sex with him.
Strawn has been charged with bribery. and
solicitation of prostitution and fired from his job.
Franklin, along with 21-year-old Stacey Rudd of
Bristol, were among the female inmates being housed
in the new Bristol jail annex for neighboring Calhoun
County when Strawn stopped by in a patrol car to say
he needed two women to go clean up after a school
event at Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center a few
An officer at the jail offered to get a crew of inmates
together for the clean-up detail but Strawn declined,
saying he only wanted two women to go with him,
according to Franklin.
See INMATES continued on page 2
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They left the Bristol jail for
the civic center around 8 p.m.
Shortly after dropping them off,
Rudd said Strawn left in a private
vehicle after telling them he was
going to get some alcohol.
Rudd said there were already
others with the school group that
stayed to clean up. "We didn't
have much to do," she said. The
two sat and waited on Strawn to
get back. After Strawn returned,
he waited until everyone else
was gone before leaving with the
women. When they walked out,
Rudd said he told them, "I got
y'all some beer."
He gave them four 16-ounce
cans of Sparks, a caffeinated-
alcohol drink. "We rode around
and drank them in the patrol car,"
Suddenly, he pulled off the
road, stopping behind the LCHS
ball field at the 4-H horse arena.
Rudd said they felt threatened
before the car stopped. When
they did not respond to some
suggestive comments Strawn was
making, "He started clenching his
fists and hitting the dash."
She was in the front seat. "He
came over and opened my door,
grabbed my arm and pulled me
out. He got both of us out and
pushed us both up against the car.
We were both still saying 'no.'"
Franklin said she remembers
Strawn reaching into the glove
box of the patrol car and taking
out a condom.
Rudd said he continued to
make advances, going from one
woman to the other, touching
them both. "He was telling us he
could get us out if we would have
sex with him, we said no and he
got angry. He started breathing
hard and walking around in
circles,-very frustrated and looked
The women said they were
scared. "He was getting real
aggravated. It was to the point we
thought that if we didn't do it, he
was going to beat us and rape us,"
according to Rudd.
Both women had already met
Strawn, who they said had a habit
of asking, "What are you going
to do for me?" after offering to
shorten their time in jail.
That night at the horse arena in
Bristol, Franklin said she was "in
shock" at what was happening.
She said when she was
propositioned earlier by Strawn,
she told him, "I wouldn't be
able to sleep with you unless I
was really drunk." She said that
Strawn and Rudd had sex on the
hood of the patrol car as she stood
behind the vehicle and finished
"They stopped, and he said,
"All right, Terri. It's your turn,"
she said. "Then I just went and
had sex on the hood of the car,
looking up at the stars and thought
about my two-year-old daughter
that I hadn't seen in about seven
She said she didn't want to do
it, and he knew she didn't want to
do it. "I feel like it was rape."
Afterwards, Strawn told
them "very sternly" not to say
Rudd, who is serving several
months on worthless check
charges, remains in custody. Her
sentence was not reduced. Until
that night, she said she thought
"he was just playing around"
when Strawn asked "what are
you going to do for me?" Other
women told her he could get their
time reduced but it wasn't clear
how. "I didn't think it would ever
go that far," she said.
She's just five months into her
11-month, 29-day sentence. A
former cocaine user, she is taking
part in a local prison ministry
called Celebrate Recovery and
is looking forward to the day she
can complete her sentence and
return to taking care of her young
Franklin served about 8 1/2
months for probation violations.
She has since moved to
Homosassa Springs to live with
her grandmother, is enjoying
visitation rights with her young
daughter and is working to get
her life together.
When she learned of Strawn's
arrest last week, Franklin said,
"He deserves it."
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*William Strawn, bribery, forcing another to prostitut-
*Jaqueline Robinson, no valid driver's license.
*Michelle Griffin, violation of suspended sentence,
*James Brown, failure to appear.
*James Gortt, DUI felony, refusal to submit, driving
while license suspended or revoked (habitual), no motor
*Arnold Jay Pitts, aggravated battery domestic.
*Sharon Taylor, violation, sentenced from court.
*Tammi Moore, holding for CCSO.
*Harvey Lee Merritt, driving while suspended or re-
voked (second offense).
*Ricky Price, state VOP.
*Jerrad Copeland, holding for court.
'William Alex Surrmerlin, felony battery (domestic).
*Alvin Eugene Everett, sale of controlled substance
(marijuana), possession of a controlled substance with
intent to sell (marijuana).
*Thomas Edwin Everett, sale of controlled substance
(marijuana), possession of a controlled substance with'
intent to sell (marijuana).
*Tracey Brown, holding for CCSO.
*Shelly J. Goodwin, grand theft, forgery and uttering.
*Jacqueline Robinson, holding for CCSO.
*Michelle Griffin, holding for CCSO.
*Heather Pierce, grand theft (warrant).
*Rex Allen Kersey, VOCC, aggravated assault (Madi-
Listings include name followed by charge. The names above represent those charged. We remind our
readers that all are presumed innocent untilproven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept.
April 21 through April 27, 2008
Accidents...............03 Traffic Citations................08
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......95
Business alarms.....00" Residential alarms..........00
Complaints............................................. ......... 141
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The Mexican store that was in front of the
Civic Center of Bristol has changed its loca-
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be at 10390 NW Main St., it is going toward
the Health Department of Bristol. Come see
our variety of Mexican products, beer, phone
cards and many other goodies.
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Located at 18514 SR 20 West
Altha man clocked at 95 mph
charged with DUI, speeding
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An Altha man who was
stopped after a trooper's radar
showed he was traveling at twice
the speed limit was arrested
after it was learned he had been
drinking and was driving with a
FHP Trooper Wes Harsey
was patrolling County Road
274 around 7:30 p.m. Monday
when he noticed a black Ford
pickup traveling east at a high
rate of speed. His radar showed
the truck was traveling 95 mph
in a 45 mph area.
When the truck entered a
35 mph zone in a curve, the
driver's speed dropped down
to 85 mph, according to the
After activating his patrol
lights to alert the driver to
pull over, the truck came to a
complete stop in the middle of a
dirt road known as D.L. Barfield
Behind the wheel was 47-year-
old Lester Eugene Brown, who
had three passengers, including
his son. As he spoke with Brown,
the trooper noticed his breath
smelled strongly of an alcoholic
Brown told the trooper he was
only a mile from home and asked
if he would give him a break.
Harsey asked how much he
had to drink that evening.
"I had one beer," Brown
replied. When the trooper asked
how big the beer was, Brown
responded, "OK, maybe I had
two drinks at a friend's house a
When asked if he would
perform some roadside sobriety
exercises to determine his level
of intoxication, Brown agreed,
stated, "Brother, I ain't drunk
but I'll do 'em."
The trooper asked if Brown
had any physical problems that
would prevent him from doing
the exercises, Brown replied he
had a bad right knee. He then
unbuckled his belt and started
to take down his pants to show
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his bad knee. Harsey told him to
keep his pants on.
attempting to walk in a straight
line, stand on one leg and count,
Brown gave up and told Harsey,
"Go ahead and lock me up. I
know you think I'm drunk.',
Brown was told he was under
arrest and ordered to put his
hands behind his back and was
handcuffed. He was placed in the
backseat of a patrol car.
His passengers were removed
from the truck and searched for
weapons. A gutting knife was
taken from the belt of one of the
rear seat passengers and later
An empty bottle of Jim Beam
whiskey was found in the truck.
One ofthe passengers said it was
During the vehicle search,
Brown jumped out of the
patrol car and began running
north down the dirt road. He
was stopped after a short foot
When brought back to the
patrol car, Brown became
combative and tried to kick the
trooper. At that point, Brown
was put on the ground and told
to calm down.
Brown remained combative
and rolled back and fourth on
the ground in an attempt to
break free, yelling numerous
obscenities. He asked the trooper
if he "felt good roughing up an
old man in front of his son" as he
continued to kick his legs, trying
to break free of the trooper, who
was holding him down with
his knee on his back waiting
for back-up from the sheriff's
When three deputies arrived,
Brown was put in a caged patrol
car with a leg constraint strap.
At the county jail, Brown
took a breath test which showed
his alcohol level at .153 percent
in the first test. The second
attempt resulted in a reading of
.155 percent. The legal limit in
Florida is .08 percent.
After being told the results of
the test, Brown replied, "Well,
I guess there's a first time for
When the trooper asked why
he ran from him, Brown stated
that he had a three-year-old
daughter and "hadn't spent a
night away from her since she
was born." He said he was "at
least gonna try to sneak away
or get a jump on 'ya when you
Brown was also charged with
speeding, possession of an open
alcoholic container and resisting
The truck he was driving,
which is registered to Jerry
Wilson, was impounded.
'Mi iviy name is nomas BubbDa Rast ana i want to oe your iax
SI was born and raised in Liberty County, I reside in Telogia and
I am an active member in the Bristol Church of God. I am cur-
rently employed by the Leon County Tax Collector where I am
Sa Manager and a Certified Florida Collector's Assistant. Prior to
that, I was employed by the Department of Highway Safety and
Motor Vehicles with the Bureau of Titles and Registration.
If you give me the opportunity to serve you, the Citizens of
Liberty County, I will:
1. Have the office opened Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
2. Saturday 8 a.m. 12 Noon.
3. If our county can financially afford the equipment to issue
and test for Driver Licenses, it will be done at no additional cost to the Citizens of Liberty
County, as I am trained and qualified to administer tests and issue driver licenses.
I am aware that a large percent of our citizens are employed out of the county, making it
nearly impossible to make it to the office between 8 a.m. 5 p.m. daily. If elected, you may
call me and I will stay after hours or return at a later time to accommodate your needs, or I will
personally deliver the service to your home or business at no additional cost to the Citizens
of Liberty County.
Over the next few months, I look forward to visiting your home and meeting you personally.
During this time if you have any questions, I can be reached at 379-8265 or 544-6236.
Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated.
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PLEASE VOTE FOR AND ELECT
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Quilt Show at Settlement
set for Saturday, May 3
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
would like to invite everyone to their 7th
annual quilt show. The one day only show
will be Saturday May 3 from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. in the Frink Gymnasium. Admission
cost is $3 per person.
The quilt competition features won-
derful entries from throughout the Florida
Panhandle. Entries to the competition will
include traditional and innovative quilts.
A spectacular quilt created by Regina
Johnson and beautiful cypress porch fur-
niture built by Jerry Mazerac will be raf-
fled at the close of the show on Saturday.
The quilt and furniture raffle tickets will
be sold throughout the day on Saturday.
Don't miss this opportunity to win one of
these beautiful items.
Visitors to the quilt show will be asked
to vote on the Best of Show. Best of Show
winners will be awarded gift certificates
from El Jalisco's Restaurant, Doobie
Brother's Restaurant, Lindy's Fried
Chicken, Mary's Fabrics, McMillan's
Nursery, Minnie Lee's Restaurant and
Quilting By The Bay.
Please plan to come join us at the Pio-
neer Settlement to view these beautiful
quilts. For more information contact us
at email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
Awards banquet to be held
on May 3 for area veterans
The Apalachee Valley Veterans of For-
eign Wars Post 12010, serving Calhoun
and Liberty Counties. announces that its
annual awards banquet will be held in
conjunction with hosting the \T\V Diss
tact 2 Convention which encompasses
9 counties on Samrda\. Ma\ 3. The pro-
gram % ill include recognition of Post and
District honors to include the District
x% winners of Teacher of the Year. Voice of
Democracy\ and Parot Pen.
Come and loin us for lunch and the
. awards program from 12:30 p.m. to 2
p.m. at Veterans Memorial Ci\ ic Center
in Bristol. Lunch is $" per meal.
The Liberty County Junior ROTC do-
ing a flag retirement ceremony\ m front of
the civic center at 10 a.m. (ETI
PTA workshop to be
held in Blountstown
Florida PTA presents an infonnational
workshop :on ho\\ parent involvement
can boost energy\ in youir Calhoun Counr,
School. We w ill bediscusing the foll ow ing
W\Vh paileLl inr olemlllent is InipoIl.tntl
:o "ouri school and children
Ho\\ PTA can benent \oui students
Hoi to organize a PTA in i\our
Much. much. more!
Please join us at the W.T. Neal Ci\ ic
Center. I 772 NE Pear Street. Blountstovi\n
on lMay I.) at I p m Refresunents v% ill be
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* Long Term Care, 10 a.m. until noon, Calhoun County Public Library
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail
* Magnolia VFD, 6 p.m., Fire House
* Nettle Ridge FD, 7 p.m., Fire House
* Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
Ximberly Wiltse, aitey Fennell&' Wayne Sumner
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
* Autism Support Group, 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center
8 a.m. at Train Depot in Blountstown
tStitches in ime" Quilt Show .
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement .
S10 a.m. until, Kinard Community Center
L H'i's AlbkA i a eVv~v
3 p.m. Altha School
Dance. 6 12p.m.. 4mencan Legion Hall m Blountstoan
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* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Main Street noon, Calhoun Co Chamber of Commerce
* Altha Boy Scouts, 5.30 p m Alha Volunteer Fire Deparnment
* Liberty County Arts Council. 6 p m, Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
- Altha Park Committee 6 p.m. Altha Town Hall
- Bristol City Council. 6 30 p.m.. City Hall
* AA, 6.30 p.m. Liberty Co Cournhouse west side entrance
* Bulldog Club, 7 p m LCHS held house
','n. -N isisl'til
* Mossy Pond VFD Auxiliary. 12:30 p m. Fire House
* Calhoun County Commission, 2 p.m Calhoun Co Courthouse
* AA. 6:30 p.m., Liberty Co. Courthouse twesl side entrance
* Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge. 7 p m.. Masonic Lodge, Blounlslown
- Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. 7 p.m Apalachee Reslaurant
* Brownie Troop 158, 7-8 30 p m.. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Cenler
* JROTC Booster Club. 7 p.m Liberty County High School
* Liberty County Commission. 7 p.m., courtroom
* Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p m. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Cenler
at Tolar set May 29-30
Kindergarten registration will be held
May 29-30 for children who are five years
old on or before Sept. 1, 2008. Students
who attended the preschool program at
Liberty Early Learning Center do not have
to register. Enrollment information for these
students will be transferred to Tolar from
the Early Learning Center. Kindergartners
who did not attend preschool at Liberty
Early Learning Center must provide the
following records in order to be enrolled
for the 2008-09 school year:
Copy of official birth certificate
Copy of social security card
Proof of 911 address
Current immunization record from
Current physical form from
Students will not be permitted to
start school without all the required
documentation. These papers should be
brought to the guidance office between
8:30a.m. to 3:30p.m. during early
LCHS Class of 1978
Reunion on May 24
Wow! Can you believe it? That's right
the LCHS Class of 1978 is celebrating 30
years on May 24 and would like to invite
the Class of 1977 and Class of 1979 to join
us in our celebration.
This celebration will take place at
Veterans Memorial Civic Center from 7
p.m. 12 p.m. Teachers are welcome.
casual dress and please bring your spouse
or significant other along with photos of
your family .
Class shirts are available upon request.
Call Big Ri, er Sporting Goods at 643-4068
to place your order. The cost is $7.
There will be a small cost to cover the
rental of building. DJ. and food depending
on how man\ call and RSVP.
To RSVP. call Michael Wahlquist at
8i50)643-;037 or Cathia Porter Schmarle
at In80643-5773. lftou get the answering
machine please leave a message. Or .ou
can e-mail at clschmarjeio'ifas.uli.edu.
Miss Altha Pageant
set Saturday, May 3
The Miss Altlh Pageant will be held
this Saturda, Mla\ 3 at 6 p.m. in the Altha
School G\m. Admission is $5.
Please come out and cheer on all of'our
Ilo ely girls.
That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
Teresa Eubanks....................... Editor
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Event to start with 8 a.m. 'Dash to the Depot' this Saturday
Depot Day to celebrate Blountstown railroadin' history
Inmate work crews have been busy sprucing up the M&B engine
and caboose in recent weeks. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTO
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Step on board as the
First Annual "Depot
Day" celebration rolls
into Blountstown this
Saturday, May 3.
at the Depot at 9
a.m. (CT), hosted MA
by the Blountstown rd
Committee and the
History Project. This
day will be full of
entertainment for the whole
Musical performances by
area artists, arts and crafts
vendors, food vendors, antique
cars and more await visitors for
this celebration on the grounds
of the restored M&B railroad
The day will kick off with a
"Dash to the Depot" sponsored
by the Calhoun County Health
Department. This walk and bike
ride will start at both ends of the
Blountstown Greenway (Sam
Atkins Park and Blountstown
River Landing), and end at the
Depot. The Dash will start at
8 a.m. (CT) with free t-shirts
for participants. Participants'
method of dashing is their
choice some will run, some
be held May 4
Hospice is hosting a non-
Celebration" at 2 p.m. on
Sunday, May 4 at The Russ
House located at 4318 Lafayette
Street in Marianna. This special
service will give families and
friends of former Hospice
patients as well as the entire
community an opportunity to
honor and celebrate the lives of
their loved ones who have died
in the past year.
The celebration will include
a guest speaker, music, singing,
candle lighting and selected
readings around the fountain
outside. The service will last
about an hour with a reception
immediately following inside
The Russ House in the upstairs
parlor. Refreshments will be
The celebration is open to
the entire community. There
is no cost to attend this event.
Please come and be a part
of this memorable time of
For more information, please
contact January McKeithan at
(850) 482-8520 or toll free at
will walk, some will ride
bicycles. The only stipulation
is that no motorized vehicles are
allowed on the Greenway.
The Depot will have a ribbon
cutting and be open to the public.
Come out and celebrate the
restoration of an important part
of Calhoun County history.
You are also invited to
participate as a
are 10 ft. x 10 ft.,
and cost is $10
each. There are
a limited number
of booths with
$15 each. We
are also looking
Sfor owners of
and antique cars
who would be
interested in displaying their
cars that day.
For more information and
an application please contact
Adrienne Wood at 674-4698
or email mbrailroad@yahoo.
Applications are also available
at the Calhoun Extension Office
CHIPOLA STUDENTS PRACTICE CONSERVATION-
Students in the Conservation Biology classes at Chipola
College volunteered over 80 hours to service projects this
semester. The service opportunities'included: removal of
invasive plants on campus, re-introduction of native trees
and shrubs, maintenance of recycle containers on campus,
participation in a Spring Creek clean-up and a trip to the Nature
Conservancy's Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve near
Bristol. Brooke Smith, Jessica Metcalf and Melissa Ellis, shown
above, were among the students who participated.
Blue Springs Old Timers
Day planned this Saturday
MARIANNA-Blue Springs Old Timers Day is set for Saturday,
May 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Blue Springs Recreation
The Blue Springs Working Group is hosting the event. Allan
Tidwell, Working Group leader, says, "The purpose is to assemble
those who have known and cherished Blue Springs in order to
hear their stories of the 'old days' at the spring. We are especially
interested in stories before 1970."
The event begins at 11 a.m. with an informal visit with friends
and interviews. A fish fry and covered dish picnic begins at noon.
A storytelling session kicks off at 1 p.m.
All who want to tell stories or hear them are invited. Guests are
asked to bring: a covered dish, a lawn chair, old photos of Blue
Springs, and stories to share or an ear to listen.
Tidwell says, "Blue Springs has been a magnet for the citizens
of Jackson County for nearly 200 years. It has been a special
place to swim, picnic, relax and play hooky from school. Family
reunions, Fourth of July celebrations, school outings and church
baptisms are all part of the springs story. Come join us as we add
to that history."
For information, call 526-2761, ext. 3248.
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GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH -
Gateway Baptist Church is having a
"Coming Home Day" on May 11. John
McDaniel, beloved former pastor will
be the morning speaker. John McDaniel
wants all of his many friends to come be
with him on this day.
We want to invite all members, former
members and friends to come and join
us on this very special day. There will
be music, inspired preaching and a great
fellowship meal provided by the church.
The worship service will be at 11
a.m. (CT) and the fellowship meal will
Special Music & Concerts
CHURCH Blountstown Community
Church presents The Singing Doutts.
Please come join us on May 4 at 11
a.m. and 5 p.m. (CT) for a special day of
music, ministry, and worship!
OPEN ARMS ASSEMBLY- Open
Arms Assembly would like to invite
everyone to come and enjoythe southern
gospel group "Undivided" from Panama
City on Sunday, May 4. Services will
Se.b1F egin at 11
j Brother Hester
S -" will bring the
is located at
the corer of Hwy. 73 and Smith Tower
Road, just north of Kinard, formerly Fresh
For more information, please call
HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH -
Sunday, May 4, starts four days of spiritual
revival. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. there will be
bottomless cups of coffee and refreshments
before Sunday School at 10 a.m. Come and
join us as we seek to meet our goal for High
Attendance Sunday in Sunday School!
At the 11 a.m. service, Rev. Charles
Parker will share God's Word. Rev. Parker
is a retired naval chaplain. Currently,
he is vice-president of development for
the Baptist College of Florida. Come be
renewed and challenged. We invite you to
stay for a fellowship dinner on the grounds
following the morning worship service.
Rev. Parker will also speak Sunday
evening at 6 p.m. and Monday through
Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. The Praise
and Worship Team at Hillcrest will lead
the music. Come join us for a great time of
fellowship. We are located on Hwy. 274,
five miles west of Shelton's Corer.
Fellowship & Events
FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
- The First Pentecostal Church will
be hosting a Super Kids Sunday on
May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids are
invited to take part in children's
ministries and puppetry. There will
also be booth type games, inflatable party
games, free hot dogs and hamburgers, a
toy store and lots more.
The church is located at 619 S. Hwy
71 in Wewahitchka.
CHURCH RiverTown Community
Church presents KIDstuf...where kids
take their parents to learn. The event
will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 5
p.m. (doors open at 4:45 p.m.) at the
RiverTown Community Church.
If you have kids K-5th grade, your
whole family is invited to join us for a
once a month can't miss the fun laugh till
your sides hurt evening, where dinner's on
us and our zany cast will help your family
learn values to live and grow by!!!
There is no charge for this event.
Please, no drop offs. Children must be
accompanied by their parents.
For more information, contact
Lynnette Wise at 674-5747,
PRAYER BAND The Liberty
Community Prayer Band will hold
prayer service Thursday, May 1 at 7:30
p.m. (ET) at the home of Sister Betty
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend. For more information, call
We, the family of the late
Billy Brady "Bill" Baggett
have been blessed with rela-
tives, friends, health care pro-
viders and spiritual leaders
who have surrounded us with
love and support during our
loved one's stay in the hospi-
tal, death, and funeral.
The condolences, prayers,
flowers, food, gifts, cards,
calls and visits will always be
remembered. We realize these
actions were a reflection of the
love and friendship our loved
one felt for those whose paths
he crossed. Our hearts will for-
ever treasure the many deeds
of compassion and support we
A special thanks to Thoma-
si and Jana Matautia for their
outpouring of love. To Russell
Baggett for providing the fam-
Fresh cut flowers
*Assorted gift baskets
* Russell Stover's candy
- IntornqtirnnI ihnr'hrqtc1q
ily with a video of the celebra-
tion of Bill's life. To Richard
Hall for his compassionate
guidance through every step of
this difficult time. To Rev. Car-
Iton Baggett for the heartfelt
service you provided.
We ask our Lord to look
upon each of you with kind-
ness and to bless you.
The Family of Billy Brady
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sentimentoftheblooms books translated bouquets. Some
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Thomas Miller wrote the anemone, which heralds spring
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through the rows. (The result will look something like
a raft.) Mix the olive oil, garlic, and salt
and pepper. Place the asparagus on a j .
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Stand Against Temptation
Text: Ephesians 6:10-18
A little boy was standing outside
the grocery store staring at apples on
display by the door. The store man-
ager noticed him eyeballing the bright,
red fruit. He asked the boy, "What are
you doing, son? Trying to steal one of
"No sir, the boy replied. "I'm try-
ing not to."
Temptation is when Satan attempts
to move you, stir you, urge you, or
spur you to sin. Satan cannot force
any child of God to do anything he or
she doesn't want to do. However, Sa-
tan can and does make sin look very
attractive. He can deceive you into be-
lieving that you canfulfill your desires
in an evil way without consequences.
He can put you under a great amount
of pressure to do the wrong thing.
But God has promised the believer
that "when you are tempted, He will
also provide a way out so that you
can stand up under it (NIV)" in 1 Cor.
10:13. The battle that you fight with
temptation is a spiritual one. It is not
one that you can fight on your own.
But with God's Holy .Spirit living and
dwelling in the heart of the believer,
you can escape temptation and over-
come it. 1 Jn 4:4 promises, "...the
One who is in you is greater than the
one who is in the world (NIV)."
Whenever you confess your sins,
repent of your sins, and believe that
Christ died and rose again so He can
forgive you of your sins, the Holy
Spirit comes to live and dwell with
you. He frees you from your bondage
to sin and temptation. He gives you
all the weapons that you need to fight
"Therefore, put on the full armor
of God, so that when the day of evil
comes, you may be able to stand your
ground, and after you have done ev-
erything, to stand (NIV)."
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Railroad had a vital role
in Blountstown's growth
Written in 1949 by Wallace Finlay
Blountstown Railroad Company--
Incorporated in June, 1908, the Marianna
& Blountstown Railroad Company rolled
its first train into this little town in
People came in from Calhoun's swamps
andpine barrens, from the Jackson.County
line all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, 200M
which at that time was the southerner
boundary of Calhoun County. Many
of them had never before seen an iron
From that day the trains have continued
to roll. Rufus Pennington, head of Blountstown'sfirst annual Depot Day will be
Blountstown Manufacturing Company, held Saturday, May 3. Events will begin at
served as first president of the road, and 9 a.m. Central Time on the grounds of the
was the man who contributed most in restored M&B Railroad Depot. There will be
work and money in securing what is still music, arts & crafts, food and antique car
Calhoun County's only outlet by rail. displays. Vendors who would like to take part
As in small towns from coast to coast can call Adrienne Wood at 674-4698 or
in these United States, Calhoun Countians email firstname.lastname@example.org
have reviled and bemoaned features of
their train service. Inevitably the train has been
called many names, combinations of affections
and grouses. For years it was called the "Many Bumps." Other people, knowing its importance in the economy of
the country, called it by a more deserving name, "Meat and Bread," both take-offs on M&B, of course.
DROPS PASSENGER SERVICE
Until December 3, 1929, the rail had passenger service. At that time, the advent of the automobile, buses, and
good roads, made passenger service impractical. The road settled down then to carrying freight only.
The backbone of the train's freight is lumber and associated products. It also furnishes Calhoun County's farmers
outlet for their produce, which is largely watermelons and cucumbers.
Until August 1938 the Marianna & Blountstown Railroad company ran its trains all the way to Scotts Ferry, 11
miles south of Blountstown. The original company had a log train line to Scotts Ferry, and the company operated its
train on this line under trackage rights until March 1927. At that time interests, represented by the late J.C. Packard,
purchased the company's holdings, and the branch line, which was incorporated into their company as a result of mills
cutting out, and revolution in the turpentine industry it ceased to be profitable to operate beyond Blountstown.
The color and uniqueness of Blountstown's own railroad was emphasized when Lucius Beebe America's foremost
railroad fancier, and author of a book on unusual roads, visited the present head of the company, O.0. Miller, in
Blountstown, in the early part of 1946, and interviewed him at length. The results of that interview, complete with
pictures, appeared in Beeb's book on short line railroads in the United States.
The Marianna & Blountstown Railroad is the only independently owned short line railroad in the state of Florida,
and one of the few in the United States. It is strictly a Calhoun County institution and is as proud of its individuality
as most of the citizens of the colorful county.
Miller has headed the rail since June 1, 1939. In 1947, on October 1, Miller's company added a new diesel
locomotive to its rolling stock. This is part of a long range plan to keep the little line abreast of the times, and to
continue to furnish Calhoun County with an outlet to the nation's market.
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Maddie Grace Richter ,,. t.
turned one on April 23 and
celebrated on April 26 with
a cupcake theme party
attended by family and V
friends. She is the daughter
of Michael and Heather .
Richter of Bristol. Herproud
grandparents include Robin Dougherty of Bristol, Tim and
Judy Dougherty of Tallahassee, Larry and Debbie Brown
and Thermon and Pam Richter, all of Hosford. She is also
adored by herAunt Monica and Uncle Paul from Winston-
Salem, NC. Maddie Grace is a happy girl and always has
a sweet smile on her face. She enjoys the outdoors and
especially loves it when her big brother, Brayden, rides her
in his John Deere. She enjoys modeling her pillowcase
dresses made by her very special great-grandmother, Lois
Dougherty of Chattahoochee.
ter celebrated her
Fourth birthday on
April 13. She is the
.daughter of Mat-
thew and Lanet
Chester of Bristol.
include Stan. and
S Debbie Brannan
of Bristol, Randy
H Weeks of Chatta-
hoochee and Sue
and the late Wayne
Chester of Sycamore. Great-grandparents include Gene
and Catherine Shelton, Eleanor and M.W. Weeks, all
of Chattachoochee, Merle Brannan of Carrabelle, Katie
and the late Willis Chester of Quincy and Evelyn Smith
of Greensboro. Sara-Kate enjoys singing, watching Han-
nah Montanna and giving lots of hugs and kisses to her
little brother, Dylan.
to wed May 3
Gerald and Diane Skipper of Grand
Ridge are pleased to announce the
final wedding plans of their daughter,
Alexandra "Sandi" Noelle Skipper
to Jonathan Eldridge Kimbrel, son
of Glenn and Cathy Kimbrel of
The prospective bride is the
granddaughter of the late Charlie and
Pearl Skipper, and the late Monroe and
Gracie Johnson, all of Kinard.
The prospective groom is the
grandson of Essie Kimbrel and the
late Tom Kimbrel, Miles and Peck
Eldridge and the late Midge Eldridge,
all of Blountstown.
The wedding will be held Saturday,
May 3 at 4 p.m. (CT) at the Blountstown
United Methodist Church. The reception
will immediately follow the
l ceremony at the W.T. Neal
All friend and family are
cordially invited to attend the
ceremony and reception.
BLAKE IS TURNING 8!
t, May 2
SEvery day, you fill our lives with joy
and our world with laughter, thanks
to your tender heart and silly pranks!
We are so proud of the wonderful
little man you are becoming and we
love you very much.
Happy Birthday, Angel Baby!
Love Momma, Jase, Blaine & Jack
For people who don't
like to wait...
Matthew and Carrie Martin
of Blountstown are proud
to announce the birth of
their daughter, Hazel Re-
nea Martin, born on April 6,
2008. She weighed 8 Ibs.
and 8 oz. and measured
20 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Michelle
Yeomans and Robert Rap-
er of Blountstown and Mike
Yeomans of Panama City.
Paternal grandparents are
John Adams and Charlene
Martin of Blountstown.
Shirley and Ken Owens of
Tallahassee and C.B. Bar-
bee of Blountstown. Hazel
was welcomed home by
her brother, Nathan, 1 1/2
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Share your special
moments with an
May 2, 2008
Blake will turn 8 years old on
May 2nd. He is the son of
Shane and Tina Tharpe and
Jason and Dani Strickland,
all of Bristol. Blake enjoys
fishing, hunting and staying
on the houseboat.
Happy Birthday Blake!
We love you very much!
Love Daddy, Your Tina,
Ginna & Blaine
to be hosted by
On Sunday afternoon, May
4, the West Gadsden Historical
Society will host a lecture and
interactive presentation by author
and historian Dale Cox, who is
noted for his lively and enjoyable
live lectures. The presentation
will focus on the Second Seminole
War in Gadsden County, Florida,
including the McLane Massacre
which occurred in April '1840
about five miles southwest of
Greensboro. Other skirmishes,
battles and Seminole War forts in
the county as well as the surrender
of Pascofa's band of Creeks and
the little known surviving Native
American population of the area
will be discussed.
Mr. Cox, who is a direct
descendent of a Creek chief, is
the author of several books on
Florida history: The Battle of
Natural Bridge, The Battle of
Marianna, and Two Egg, Florida,
A Collection of Ghost Stories,
Legends, and Unusual Facts. A
new book, An Early History of
Gadsden County, Florida, which
will focus on the county's history
from 1540 1865, is expected
to be released this fall. He has
conducted detailed research on
historic Native American groups
and activities in Gadsden County
and on the Apalachicola River.
The presentation will take place
Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. ET (2
p.m. CT), at Old Mt. Pleasant
United Methodist Church, located
approximately five miles east
of Chattahoochee on U.S. Hwy.
90. The cost to attend is $10
General Public; $8 current WGHS
members; No Charge for WGHS
Lifetime Members and Children
12 and under. All proceeds
will benefit the West Gadsden
Historical Society, Inc., a nonprofit
organization. Mr. Cox is donating
his time for the lecture.
For further information, please
contactthe Society at 850-442-4041
or 850-442-6434, or e-mail us at
Liberty Co. public speaking winners named
Monica L. Brinkley
UF/IFAS, Liberty County Extension Office
For 4th, 5th and 6th grade students spring
time means something a little different. Each
year after these students finish taking the Florida
Comprehensive Academic Test, teachers begin
preparing them for the annual 4-H/Tropicana
Public Speaking Contest. Many hours are
spent in the classroom and at home writing and
preparing to deliver a speech on a topic of their
choice to present to their classmates.
The best time to teach people to talk and
think on their feet is when they are young.
This is the objective.of the 4-H/Tropicana
Public Speaking Program. The program is
sponsored by Tropicana Beverage Corporation
and administered through the Liberty County
A real challenge occurs when children prepare
to express themselves in front of an audience.
Some students overcome their initial fear of
public speaking more easily than others. The
emphasis of the program is on the growth of
every student participant. It is important for all
young students to have an opportunity to take
pride in the expressions of their ideas..
The elementary school competition is for
4th and 5th grade students and a middle school
competition for 6th grade students. Speeches
are.to be presented within a two to three minute
time frame. They are judged on composition
and presentation. The classroom winner then
competes at their school to establish school
winners. School winners then competed for the
county winners Thursday, April 24 at Veterans
Memorial Civic Center. May 1 the county
winners will travel to Tallahassee to compete in
a District Competition.
The 2008 Liberty County 4-H/Tropicana
Speech winners are as follows:
Elementary Division: first Madison
Peddie, Hosford School, second Noah Davis,
Tolar School, third Eric Fowler, Tolar School,
Honorable Mention- Micah McCaskill, Hosford
Middle Division: first Leslie Williams,
Tolar School, second Dusty Young, Tolar
School, third Amber Arnold, Hosford School,
Honorable Mention Mayra Bonilla, Hosford
Students warned to celebrate smart during graduation
TALLAHASSEE Prom and
Graduation is a time for celebration
for our Florida teens and parents.
Much time is spent on planning
events before and after these
celebrations. The Department
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students and parents to develop a
driving plan while teens are taking
part in these events that will keep
our teens safe as they travel on
Some things parents and
students should remember for the
Don't drink and drive.
Don't get in a vehicle with a
driver who has been drinking.
Make sure everyone in the
vehicle is buckled up it's the 1
Keep mobile phones on and
easily accessible, so parents and
guardians can get a hold of you.
*' If you do get into a situation
where you need assistance, call
your parents or another trusted
Limit the number of
passengers in the vehicle to
Do not text message while
driving- pull over and park if you
have to text.
"Statistics show that teen
crashes increase during prom
and graduation celebrations
and that many of these crashes
could have been avoided by
practicing safe driving habits.
The Department is committed to
working with students, parents,
school administrations and law
enforcement agencies to make
sure all students can celebrate
and stay safe on our roads during
this important time in their young
lives," said Executive Director
"Teens should understand that
Florida law enforcement, including
the Florida Highway Patrol, has
zero tolerance for people who drive
under the influence and drivers
under the age of 21 with a blood
alcohol level of .02 percent or more
will have their license suspended
for six months," said Director of
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aware that teens are more likely to
get alcohol from their own homes
than any other source and should
pay special attention to how they
store their alcoholic beverages to
avoid the potential of an arrest or
driver license suspension for their
The Department wants to see
all students celebrating their prom
and graduation to do so with safe
choices in mind. More helpful
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Swing bed program can be a cost-
effective option for many patients
Are you aware of our "swing
bed" program? If not, let me tell
you about a service we offer that
could be of significant benefit to
you or a loved one.
Swing beds, or sub-acute
care as it is also known, is
comprehensive, inpatient care
designed for someone who has had
an acute illness or injury, usually
in a larger, urban hospital.
It is an excellent alternative for
someone who no longer requires
the intensity of acute care, but
needs an extended period of
time after the acute phase to
fully recuperate. The patient
needs skilled nursing care, the
type of medical attention usually
given in a nursing home or other
It is very cost effective for the
patient as well. Many patients
are placed in a swing bed for
continued medical care prior to
going home or placement in a
Often it is used as a place to
gain strength before entering
the rehabilitative phase of
The patient is cared for in our
hospital in much the same way
as care would be provided in
a nursing home, with a higher
intensity of services available
Nurse week to be
celebrated May 6-12
ORLANDO The work of
America's 2.9 million registered
nurses to save lives and maintain
thehealth ofmillions ofindividuals
is the focus of this year's National
Nurses Week, to be celebrated
May 6-12 throughout the U.S.
Using the theme, "Nurses
MakingA Difference Every Day,"
the American Nurses Association
(ANA) and its 54 constituent
associations, including the Florida
Nurses Association (FNA), will
highlight the diverse ways in
which registered nurses the
largest healthcare profession are
working to improve health care.
From acute bedside nursing to
long-term care, the depth and
breadth of the nursing profession is
meeting the expanding healthcare
needs of American society.
National Nurse Week begins
on May 6, marked as RN
Recognition Day, and ends on
May 12, the birthday of Florence
Nightingale, founder of nursing
as a modem profession.
The FNA mission statement is
to serve and support all registered
nurses through professional
development, advocacy, and the
promotion of excellence at every
level of professional nursing
practice. For more information
on FNA, please visit www.
floridanurse.org. For contact
information of a FNA district in
your area, please contact Inash@
floridanurse.org or visit www.
click on "Local Leadership."
by Ron Gilliard,
only in a hospital setting.
A registered nurse assesses the
patient's needs, and works with
the patient's doctor to design an
individualized plan of care. The
primary goal of the swing bed
program is to provide high quality
healthcare in a comfortable, safe
The goal oriented treatment
for the swing bed patient is
aimed toward optimal functional
independencies before discharge.
A wide range of therapy is
available for the patient depending
on his or her needs. Respiratory,
physical, speech and occupational
therapies make up a big part of
the patient's plan of care. Our
hospital provides professional,
courteous and compassionate
care to these special patients.
We receive referrals for this
type of care from Tallahassee,
Marianna, Panama City and other
urban hospitals. The savings in
time and now the very expensive
cost of gas also makes it a benefit
to the families of these patients.
The loved one is in our hospital,
here locally, rather than the
family having to drive to these
Often, due to Medicare's
reimbursement rules and
regulations, the larger hospitals
desire to discharge these patients
once the more acute treatment
is completed. That's where
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital comes
in. It can be a real WIN-WIN
situation for the patient and his
or her family, as well as the larger
hospital and this hospital.
As mentioned, often this
program is utilized prior to the
placement in a nursing home.
We work very closely with the
family members of these very
special patients in this oftentimes
sensitive and emotional time.
If you have questions about
our swing bed program, give us a
call and we will be glad to discuss
it with you. Aimee Hanvey, LPN,
at 674-5411, ext. 209 is our swing
bed point of contact. Give her
a call. She can answer all your
questions about swing beds!
Or give me a call if you have
questions about swing beds or
anything else about the hospital
at 674-5411, ext. 206.
P.S. I was a patient at our
hospital recently and I would like
to thank our entire staff for the
highly professional, courteous and
compassionate care I received.
You may say, "of course you
got good care, you're the Hospital
Administrator!" But I know the
care other patients close to, my
room received was at the same
high level of quality.
I'm most appreciative to our
excellent staff, including EMS,
and our doctors. I receive many
compliments on our care and now
I've experienced it first hand.
Thank you hospital staff.
Thank you EMS staff. Thank
you Dr. I and Dr. M. Thank you
ER physicians that also assisted
in my care. All are number one
in my book!
Big Bend Hospice
Salutes Our Volunteers
During National Volunteer
April 27 May 3 -
Over 400 community members volunteer
to make a difference in the lives of our patients...
sitting at bedsides, serving on Boards and Advisory
Councils, preparing materials for mailings, or
participating in a Festival or Health Fair in so many
ways they provide the heart of our organization.
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video camera, he hit her daughter. "When
Lisa screamed for 'daddy' he came down
and beat the living stew out of Billy
Strawn," Tucker said.
According to the affidavit, there was an
altercation between Strawn and the three
male relatives who were waiting for him
at the house.
After Strawn got away from the men,
he left in his vehicle and phoned the
sheriff, who was already en route to the
house on Tommy Tucker Road. Another
officer joined the sheriff and Strawn for
a short time at Shelton's Corner Park.
From there, the sheriff continued on to the
Tatum met with the family, who played
the video for him on their large screen t.v.
They turned over a copy of the video but at
that time, declined to give him the original.
Tommy Tucker indicated he had "buried
the original for safekeeping," according
to the affidavit.
The sheriff, an investigator andAssistant
State Attorney Mark Sims reviewed the
video. The sheriff and Investigator Roman
Wood then met with Strawn to hear his
version of events.
Strawn's statement was consistent with
the victim's "with the exception of the
conversations leading up to these offenses
which led him back to the residence,"
according to the affidavit. "He (Strawn)
suggested that the victim made the first
comments while being transported which
conflicts with the dialog during the video
that suggested he could do things to make
it easier for her husband," the affidavit
The Calhoun County Sheriff's
Department is investigating the incident
with the assistance of the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement.
Sheriff Tatum issued the following
statement immediately after Strawn's
"The matter will be handled in the
full light of the sun to send a resounding
message that law enforcement officers are
held to a higher standard and conduct of
this nature will not be tolerated. Officer
Strawn's behavior is a discredit to all the
men and women that wear a uniform in
public service and hold public trust."
Strawn was a Blountstown Police
Officer for seven years before he took a
job as a deputy with the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department in 2001. In April
2004, he was demoted after allowing an
unauthorized woman to drive his patrol
car. Since that time, he has worked as a
jail transport officer.
Kids test their muscles as they lift some of the huge flathead catfish that came out of the Apalachicola River
at last weekend's fishing tournament in Bristol. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Carmen McLemore wins 7th annual Liberty
County Senior Citizens Fishing Tournament
The 7th Annual Flathead Fishing Tournament
fundraiser for the Liberty County Senior Citizens was
held this past weekend.
The Senior Citizens Association thanks everyone
who had a part in the tournament. Many thanks for the
donations contributed for the Sponsor Board, thanks
to Liberty Correctional Institution and L.B. Arnold
for setting up the tents for our use, and to the Pepsi
Foundation of Tallahassee for their donation.
Potter Built Boats sponsored our first "kids" division
and Woodmen of the World-Lodge #31 was a sponsor
for door prizes. Their help is much appreciated. We
hope and look forward to having more children enter
the tournament in 2009.
We appreciate the cleaning provided by Liberty
County Road Department and Liberty County Sheriff's
Department The ladies from the Liberty County
Advisory Council, Buddy Money, and volunteers did
a great job of preparing and selling the food. Thanks
to Liberty County Senior Citizens Board Members
and staff for their assistance and the 160 people
who entered the fishing tournament. Without these
dedicated fishermen and women, there would be no
Our sincere thanks to everyone for making our
fundraiser a success. The proceeds help us to continue
services to our seniors of Liberty County. We look
forward to our 8th Annual Flathead in 2009.
First place Carmen McLemore, 36.90 lbs $1,500 &
Second place Tommy Earnest, 33.50 lbs $700 &
Third place Parley Shuler, 30.65 lbs $500 & trophy
Fourth place Matt Perkins, 28.85 lbs $300 &
Fifth place Marty Porter, 28.15 lbs $200 & trophy
Biggest Non-Flathead Catfish Ricky O'Bryan, 13.65
lbs $100 & trophy
Most Flathead lbs per person Ricky O'Bryan, $100
First place Brandon Earnest, 20.10 lbs $200 &
Second place Blake Shuler,. 12.90 lbs $150 &
Third place Jordan Sumner and Landon Earnest, 9.80
lbs $100 & trophy
Fourth place JordanSumner and Landon Earnest, 9.80
lbs $50 & trophy
Total pounds weighed in this year's tournament: 2,800
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Several LCHS weightlifters competed in a weightlifting
championship, with Kevin McCray placing second, Wayne
Young in first place and Keith McCray also taking first place in
weight lifting at the Gator Inventational (9th and 10th graders
only) vs. St. Joe, Wewa, Altha, Blountstown and Liberty
We would also like to thank Robbie Pickron and Pickron
Underground Utility for their donation for the weight room.
LIBERTY COUNTY VARSITY CHEERLEADERS
The Liberty County Varsity Cheerleaders would like to
invite girls ages 4-12 to join the 2008 PUP Camp on Thursday,
June 19. The time is 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Liberty County High
School Gymnasium. (Early Registration Liberty County High
The cost is $25 per child. We ask that your child bring a drink
and a sack lunch. An ice chest will be provided to keep things
cool. The camp will consist of the following centers: Cheer-
Chant- Dance- Jump/stunt.
Please contact Sharmon Parrish at 643-2241 ext. 229 for
All local scholarships will be due on April 30. Please have
all information turned into the guidance office by 3 p.m. Also,
parents may now call the guidance office to schedule driver's
education times at 643-2241 ext 229.
7TH GRADERS DONATE RICE
TO FEED CHILDREN WORLDWIDE
W.R. Tolar 7th graders donated more than 251,000 grains of
rice while building their vocabulary through the free Web site
freerice.com which partners with sponsors & the UN to provide
rice to children all over the planet.
RELAY FOR LIFE
Tolar's RELAY FOR LIFE Team is having a school dance
Friday night, May 2 from 7-11 p.m. and all proceeds will go to
the American Cancer Society. We will have a DJ, photo booth,
glow bracelets, pizza, subs, drinks and candy.
books to Hosford School Library
For the past two years Angel students per grade level. Some As ofApril 17, 2005, we have
Banks has participated in the are in need of repairs that can be collected a total of $510, plus a
Pre-Teen ofAmerica Scholarship replaced with these donations. few books that have been donated
and Recognition Program that Old children's books that you at the School Library.
is held in Tampa. As part of the have at home are welcome. Hosford School and PTO
Pre-Teen Program, Angel must Donation jars are still in the would like to thank everyone for
preform a community service, following stores and we will all of the donations, whether it
As her community service, leave them out until last of was books or money.
Angel has chosen to collect May. As community, you have
donations of books and money Piggly Wiggly in Bristol, supported your children and the
for the Hosford School Library. Crow's Corner and Chervon in School from the bottom of your
Books usually cost $5 to $20 Hosford. heart.
-Records of all donations will
be kept and turned into Hosford
School and Hosford PTO. This
service project has been approved
by Hal Summers and the Hosford
Our school is in desperate
need of library books. There
are not enough books for the
Moran and son complete 1st marathon
Chris Moran, son of Jack and Babs Moran of Bristol, and
his son Daniel just completed their first marathon at Big Sur
in Monterey, CA. They did it in under five hours which is an
T-ball rosters announced by LCRD
The Liberty County Recreation
Departments T-Ball season started
Thursday, April 17 with games in
Bristol and Hosford. Rosters for
the T-Ball teams are as follows:
Construction will be coached
by Patricia Tucker. The players
include: Destiny Tucker, Coleton
Brandon, Adam Layne, Sarah
Peddie, Summer Hosey, Andy
Revell, Taryn Kirkland, Cole
Faircloth, Jewell Griffin, Cody
Baggett, Pola McCloud, Shelby
Big River Sports will be
coached by Bruce Burs and Dana
Bums. The players include: Rylee
Blackburn, Charlie Bums, Frank
Cottrell, Tucker Kersey, Hunter
Flowers, Brett O'Bryan, Joshua
Goodman, Brett Thompson,
Nicklous Hagerman, Coleton
Hobby, Derek "DJ" Moss, Kacy
Partridge, Katelyn Shuler.
SC. W. Roberts will be coached
by Jayson Cain. The players
include: Helaman Shuler, Fletcher
Melvin, Ethan Alford, Darrick
Kent, Wayne Mansell, Korie
Eddleman, Kassidi Eddleman,
Austin Waller, Remington Potter,
Jayden Cain,-Matthew Shuler.
SS.W.A.T. players will
include: Colton Thomas, Hunter
Horton, Austin Mathis, Tryston
Lopez, Alexander Bynog, Brock
Sykes, Lewis Pittman, Aiden
Hirsh, Makenna Patton, Diamond
Watson, Joseph Finuff.
outstanding time for a first
marathon. Chris said at Mile
23 it was going to be his last
run but since they've rested up
he and Daniel are prepared to
Helen Moran and the twins,
Sam and Paul completed the
nine mile run. The boys were
too young to sign up for the
Jack and Babs are very
proud of all of them but have
no intention of doing any
Read to Save
The second grade students at
Hosford School have spent the
last month reading 100 books per
class to conserve 100 acres of
rainforest! Through Scholastic
Book Clubs ClassroomsCare and
the RainforestAlliance's Adopt-A-
Rainforest Program, 100 acres will
be conserved and specially named
in honor of ClassroomsCare. Each
child received a certificate for their
help from ClassroomsCare.
The kids have done a wonderful
job of setting a.goal and then
accomplishing that goal. These
efforts were a terrific introduction
to their upcoming unit on natural
resources. They have already
taken a step towards taking a part in
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Altha Wildcats' win makes them District Champions
by Jim Mclntosh,
contributing sports writer
The Altha Wildcats defeated
their district tournament
opponents, Sneads andBozeman,
last week at The Cotton Patch
to win their second Class 2A
District 2 championship in the
last three years.
ALTHA, APRIL 22 Nerve-
wracking. Stifling. Cotton-
Those are just a few adjectives
that described the intense
atmosphere that surrounded
Wildcats' fans last Tuesday night
at The Cotton Patch before Josh
McIntosh's dramatic walk-off,
two-run hbmerun gave Altha
(19-6; 7-2) a 4-3 semifinal win
over the Sneads Pirates (8-19).
Sneads took a 1-0 lead in the
third inning when leadoff batter
Taylor Edge singled through the
left side of the infield. Trevin Hall
flied out to left field and Garrett-
Dunham singled through the right
side of the infield to score Edge.
Johnny Yawn struck out looking
to end the inning.
In the fourth inning the
Wildcats tied the score, 1-1. Tad
Scott drew a leadoffwalk. Noah
Byler laid down a sacrifice bunt
to move Scott over to second
base. Jake Edenfield doubled
to centerfield to plate Scott.
Ethan Byler struck out swinging
and Edenfield ran into Keith
Kirkpatrick's batted ball for the
The Pirates scratched out
their second run in the sixth
inning. Johnny Yawn grounded
out to Altha's hurler, Tad Scott.
Josh Blount reached on an error
by Wildcats' shortstop, Keith
Kirkpatrick. Pat Jones doubled
to left centerfield to advance
Blount to third base. Jake Roberts
reached on a bunt single that
neither Scott nor catcher Noah
Byler could corral. With the
bases loaded Jerry Bamburg lifted
a sacrifice fly to centerfield that
allowed Blount to score. Marcus
Beauchamp hit a grass-burner
deep in the right side hole that
second baseman Josh McIntosh
grabbed, spun around and threw
Beauchamp out at first base for
the third out.
In the home half of the sixth
inning, Altha knotted the score
at 2. Tad Scott walked for the
second consecutive time. Noah
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received a free pass to first base
and Ethan Byler walked. With
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the dish on Keith Kirkpatrick's
sacrifice fly to left field. Tony
Golden popped up to third base
to end the inning.
Sneads took a 3-2 lead in
the top of the seventh inning.
Taylor Edge grounded out to
first baseman Ethan Byler. Trevin
Hall was issued a walk. Garrett
Dunham singled to centerfield,
advancing Hall to second. Johnny
Yawn struck out swinging and
Josh Blount reached after being
hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Pat Jones singled through the
right side of the infield to bring
Hall home. Jake Roberts would
go down swinging to end the
Pirates' scoring opportunities.
The stage was set for the
ending. Gary Chew led off by
ripping a double to left centerfield.
Josh Warner's ground out to
first base moved Gary over to
third base. Leadoff batter Josh
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play. At this moment Josh's Dad,
Jim McIntosh, was announcing
the game, said to anAltha student,
Carrie Tucker, "Wouldn't it be
something if Josh hit a homerun
to win this game?" Then Pat
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McIntosh didn't offer at and it
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gave him a 1-2 count. The next
pitch was a curveball that J. Mc
just nicked to stay alive. Telling
himself this was not going to be
his last at bat as an Altha Wildcat,
he took a letter-high fastball,
turned it around and slammed
his third homerun of the season
into the wind and over the left
field fence to put Altha in the
Tad Scott (8-1-1, 1.07 ERA)
pitched 7 innings giving up 8
hits, 2 earned runs, he walked 3
batters, and struck out 8.
Pat Jones (5-5) was saddled
with the loss. He also pitched
the entire game surrendering 4
earned runs off of 6 hits, issued
4 walks and striking out only 3
As a team Altha left 4 men on
base while Sneads stranded 9.
Leading the- Wildcats at the
plate was Gary Chew who had a
double in his only official at bat.
Tad Scott had a single in his only
at bat. Tony Golden was 2 for 3
with a stolen base. In his three
plate appearances, Jake Edenfield
was 1 for 3 with a RBI double.
Although he grounded out his 3
previous trips in the batters' box,
it was J.Mc's last of the bat that
he will always remember.
And that last swing allowed all
Wildcats' fans to breathe again.
ALTHA, APRIL 24-Having
been shutout in their previous
two meetings with the Bozeman
Bucks (22-4; 8-1, 2-2A); Altha
(20-6; 8-2, 2-2A) decided to
return the favor when it counted.
In last Thursday night's district
championship game the #8 ranked
Wildcats shutout the #5 ranked
Bucks, 3-0, to win their second
district 2-2A championship!
Keith Kirkpatrick (8-3, 1.34
ERA) pitched the game of his
career. Of the 24 batters he
faced he sat down 7, induced 10
groundouts, surrendered only a
walk, and allowed only 3 hits
to the #1 seeded Bucks. It was
Kirkpatrick's fourth shutout of
By virtue of being the #2
seed, Altha was the guest for the
game and shook up Bozeman's
ace, Travis Register (7-2), with
3 first inning hits. Leadoff
batter Josh McIntosh opened
the game by flying out to right
fielder Nick Peterson who made
a running catch near the foul
line. Tad Scott took a 1-1 pitch
and jacked a towering homerun
(his third on the season) over
the left centerfield fence to give
the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. Noah
Byler struck out swinging. Jake
Edenfield singled through the
right side of the infield and Ethan
Byler singled through the left side
of the infield. Keith Kirpatrick
grounded out to Trey Register at
second base to end the inning.
The Wildcats retired Bozeman
in order in their frame of the first
inning. Jace Wade struck out
swinging. Lane Hall grounded
out to shortstop Tad Scott and
Dustin Duncan grounded out to
Tony Golden reached for Altha
in the second inning after being hit
by pitch. Gary Chew went down
swinging. Golden reached second
on the catcher's indifference and
Josh Warner struck out looking.
Josh McIntosh plated Golden
with his screaming double to
right centerfield to put Altha on
top, 2-0. The inning ended when
Scott struck out swinging.
Bozeman had their first base
runner to reach in the second
inning. Travis Register led
off the inning by grounding
out to Edenfield at third base.
Peterson grounded out to
Kirkpatrick. Will Humphreys
reached on a single that hit spun
off where the grass and dirt
infield meet at first base and the
ball hopped over Ethan Byler's
head. Humphreys advanced to
second on Kirkpatrick's balk.
Josh McIntosh ended the Bucks
scoring opportunity by gloving
Trey Register's grounder and
flipping it to Ethan at first base.
After running up the count to
full, Altha's Noah Byler drew a
walk to open the third.inning.
Edenfield moved Noah to second
with a sacrifice bunt. Ethan was
hit by a pitch but was forced out
at second base when Kirkpatrick
hit a ground ball to the shortstop
Lane Hall who began the double
Playing errorless ball in their
second game of the season, the
Wildcats made quick work of the
Bucks' in the third inning. Make
Christensen popped up to Ethan
at first. Mason Bennett flied
out to centerfielder Gary Chew.
Ethan Byler recorded his first
unassisted out on Jace Wade to
close out the third inning.
Tony Golden reached after
being hit by a second consecutive
pitch to lead off Altha's fourth
inning but he was caught trying
to steal second base. Gary Chew
popped up to the pitcher and
Josh Warner reached base on
shortstop Lane Hall's throwing
error. However, Josh McIntosh
went down swinging to end the
Lane Hall made the first out of
Bozeman's fourth frame when his
shot down the first base line was
picked by Ethan who made the
unassisted out. For the second
consecutive time, Dustin Duncan
grounded out to Kirkpatrick.
Travis Register reached on a
WILDCATS continued on page 24
Mclntosh selected to play on State All-Star Team
Josh McIntosh, a starting senior second baseman
on the Altha Wildcats baseball team, was selected to
the FloridaAthletic Coaches Association's 2008 All-
Star Baseball Team on April 15. He will participate
in the 2008 All Star Classic that is set for Fireman's
Field on May 23-24 in Sebring, Florida.
Teams are comprised of players from the North,
South, East and West sections of the state. Josh
will be a member of the North Team that will
be coached by Ray Hughes of Aucilla Christian
School. The North Team will play the South Team
in Game 1 on Friday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. (ET).
A banquet will be held on Friday night at which
a representative of Major League Baseball will
be the keynote speaker. The teams will play in a
winner-loser bracket format (time to be determined)
on Saturday, May 24.
This will be the twenty-ninth time the game has
been played before the pro draft. Because of this a
large number of pro scouts (over 60 in 2007), front
office people and college coaches are expected to
watch Florida's top high school baseball players
The Sebring Firemen, sponsor of the 2008 FACA
All-Star Baseball Classic, will pay for food and
lodging of the players.
Josh is the 17-year-old son of Jim and Miriam
McIntosh ofAltha. He is the maternal grandson of
Mary Linder of Recovery, GA and the late Marvin
Linder. Josh is the paternal grandson of James
McIntosh of Pineville, MS and the late Ethylene
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Students reconzed for SCHOOL MENU
.d tro z f
Mclntosh & Wiltse named
Prom King and Queen
Joshua Mclntosh and Meagan Wiltse were named Altha Prom
King and Queen. The theme was "Forever for Tonight."
Cats' Cuisine invites the public to eat lunch at Food Loose on
Thursday, May 1. The menu will consist of Garden Salad, French
Dip Sandwiches, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Banana Split
Trifle. Seating times are 11:40 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For reservations
call Altha School at 762-3121 no later than Tuesday, April 29. The
price is $6 per plate.
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ALTHA SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Wednesday, April 30 PreK Screening, 8- 12; Drama
Play, 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 1 County Track Meet, grades 6-8
S Friday, May 2 Honor Roll (grades 6-12) / Beta Field
Trip, Kindergarten Registration, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; Elementary
Monday, May 5 Kool Kids Day (3rd grade) at Chipola;
Tuesday, May 6 Student/Teacher Day FEA; All A's
lunch grades 6-8; C-Team Cheerleader Tryouts, grades
4 & 5, 1:30 p.m.
SWednesday, May 7 Awards Day, 8:15 a.m.; Early
Release, 1 p.m.
Calhoun School District takes
part in Teacher Recruitment Day
The Calhoun School District, being committed to excellence in
academics, works diligently to recruit and maintain highly qualified
teachers in the local schools. In addition to highly qualified credentials,
an attempt is made to recruit teachers from different cultures to provide
cultural diversity in the educational community.
In an effort to recruit highly qualified teachers from minority groups
to form a culturally diverse educational community, Calhoun County
School District participates in teacher recruitment efforts sponsored
by surrounding school systems and universities. On April 23, Calhoun
District personnel participated in Florida Agriculture and Mechanical
University's (FAMU) Teacher Recruitment Day in Tallahassee. In the
coming months, county recruiters will take part in Leon County School
District and Florida State University teacher recruitment days. Being
highly qualified allows teachers to offer students excellent academic
opportunities, while cultural diversity provides students with diverse
role models and a window to different worlds.
MARIANNA-Chipola College recognized the outstanding
achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony.
Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular
The following students received academic awards: Jared Moseley
of Bonifay, Joseph Brandon Yon of Chipley, Freshman Computer
Science; Christian Smith of Grand Ridge, Sophomore Computer
Science; Esther Meng Burlison of Bonifay, Information Technology;
Brandon C. Bryant of Bonifay, Biology for Science Maj6rs; Lora
A. Parsons of Cottondale, Microbiology; Ryan E. Wells of Altha,
Freshman Chemistry; John D. Byrd of Graceville, Sophomore
Chemistry; Jantzen Whitehead of Cottondale, Physical Science;
Kyrie L. Strickland of Bonifay, Earth Science; Ciarra N. Jackson of
Graceville, Calculus I; Bradley Nissley of Blountstown, Calculus II;
Brandon Bryant of Bonifay, Calculus III; Julian "Trey" Paul, III of
Bonifay, C.H. BartonAward; Jonathan Carr of Grand Ridge, Freshman
English; Mark Hodge of Bonifay, Sophomore English; Michael N.
Gillikin of Alford, Dr. Robert E. Ringer Award; Mark Hodge of
Bonifay, Social and Behavioral Science.
The following nursing students received awards: Alesia Green of
Greenwood, Clinical Excellence (fourth semester); Sabrina Spence
of Marianna, Academic Excellence (fourth semester); Regina Boyce
of Bonifay, Clinical Excellence (fifth semester) and Stevey Pope of
Marianna, Academic Excellence (fifth semester).
Students in Workforce Development programs received the
following awards: Anthony Newton of Greenwood, Electronic
Engineering Technology; Jeremy Lewis of Cottonwood, Ala.,
Computer Engineering; Fred Lee Gilley ofBonifay, Computer Systems
Technology; Jacob Schreffler of Marianna, Welding; Delbridge
Edwards of Chattahoochee, Automotive; Timothy L. Hendrix of
Marianna, Corrections; Donald Wadkins of Pace, Firefighting; Erika
Hunter of Marianna, Cosmetology; Michael P. Miller of Altha, Law
Enforcement; Michael Jess McWilliams of Sneads, Surveying and
Three students received awards for athletics: Tyler Bumgarner of
Marietta, Ga., Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete Award; Ashley Duce
of Greenwood, Neal Sportsmanship Award; Erik Blount of Chipley
and Ashley Duce of Greenwood, Cheerleader Award.
The following students received awards for extracurricular
activities: Mark Hodge of Bonifay, Jantzen Whitehead of Cottondale,
Chuck Bryant of Bonifay, Deloney Brain Bowl Award; Brandy
Blighton of Greenwood, Science Club; Tanya Savell of Blountstown,
Student Ambassadors; Blaire Taylor of Marianna, Alicia Hatcher of
Greenwood, Courtney Corbin of Graceville, Student Government
Association; Veronica Oliver of Marianna, Mu Alpha Theta; Amy
C. Redmond of Altha, Outstanding Musicianship; Juliann Pettis of
Bonifay, Library Award; Shannon Alicia Hatcher of Greenwood
and Glen Thompson of Malone, USA Today's Academic All-
Two awards were given to non-students. The student body selected
Pam Rentz, Distinguished Faculty Award; Bonnie Smith, for the
Distinguished Administrators Service Award.
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l ii, l ,' mil.nr l1i m i 'iildrern to educate? Who
Sill pay off these obligations if you die unexpectedly?
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Life lnijr,lncve. C i. cr.iL' i '. r ifAfridl r ijr
Calhoun & Liberty
May 1 7, 2008
A variety of fruits and
vegetables or fruit juice and a
choice of lowfat or whole milk
served with all meals.
BREAKFAST IS THE SAME
FOR BOTH COUNTIES.
Breakfast Grits with toast,
scrambled eggs, bacon,
asst. cereal with buttered
toast, asst. fruit juice.
Breakfast Blueberry muf-
fin, sausage, asst. cereal
with buttered toast, asst
sausage, asst. cereal with
buttered toast, asst. fruit
Breakfast Grits with toast,
scrambled eggs, bacon,
asst. cereal with buttered
toast, asst. fruit juice.
Breakfast Sausage and
gravy biscuit, hashbrown,
asst. cereal with buttered
toast, asst. fruit juice.
(Pre-K thru 5th)
Lunch: Beef Stroganoff,
green beans, apple cob-
bler, dinner roll. Alternate:
Lunch: Chicken nuggets,
mashed potatoes, gravy,
garden peas, roll. Alter-
nate: Hamburger steak.
Lunch: Spaghetti & Ital-
ian meat- sauce, sweet
peas, peaches, dinner roll.
Alternate: Chicken salad
on a bun.
Lunch: Chicken and rice,
green beans, chilled
pears. Alternate: Ham
and cheese sub.
Lunch: Sloppy Joe, tater
tots, baked beans, apple-
sauce. Alternate: Corn-
All menus are subject to change
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Contact Bill Stoutamire
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APRIL 30, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17
ICalendar of Events
Thursday, May 1 -
Spring Training starts for
Monday, May 5 -
Tuesday, May 6 -
Class Ring delivery
Wednesday, May 7
Awards Day; Early
FFA BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
WINS STATE COMPETITION
by Melissa Howland
On Friday, April 25, the FFA competed in the state competition
in Orlando and the Business Management team seized first place!
The team consisted of Morgan Davis, Catherine Gurliaccio, Laura
Stoltzfus and Aubrey Tharpe with sponsor Mr. Ron Mears. The team
was given three hours to find the yield and profit of one acre of dry
land corn. Morgan Davis said she was excited to be there, especially
being a freshman and was thrilled with their first place triumph. Next,
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A SPECIAL DAY
Thursday, April 24, BHS Faculty honored five dedicated
that work at Blountstown
High School: Shirley
Daniels, Marilyn Vincent,
Jeannine Peacock, Brenda
Burnsed and Carmen a
Overholt. Mr. Barber
presented each employee
with a special card which
included a gift certificate r
to Wisteria Caf6. The
the Media Center. Dillon Burke and Lane Golden named Prom
PROM ROYALTY King and Queen
by Meagan Benton
Last Friday night, the Junior class honored the Seniors, as well as
their dates, at the 2008 Blountstown
High School Prom. The theme was
"Midnight Masquerade," the students
wore masks and decorated the W.T.
Neal Civic Center to fit the theme.
After the Grand March, which began
S. at 10:30 p.m., four students were
Named prom royalty. Selected from
the Junior class, Julius Monlyn and
S Secora Bell were announced Prom
Prince and Princess. Chosen from the
Senior class, Dillon Burke and Lane
iGolden were announced Prom King
Julius Monlyn and Secora
Bell named Prom Prince and and Queen. These students received
Princess crowns, plaques, and pictures in the
2007-2008 Blountstown High School
TRACK & FIELD
by Michael Kelley
Friday, April 25, freshman Cavon Cox represented BHS at the
State Finals for track and field held in
Orlando at Winter Park High School.
Cavon placed 2nd with a high jump of
six feet four inches. Congratulations' to
Cavon and the BHS boys and girls track
team for a successful year!
Sophomore Rings from Herff Jones
will be delivered on Tuesday, May 6 in
the Media Center before school from
7:30 8 a.m. Remaining balance is due Pictured is Cavon Cox,
at that time. high-jump second place
CHEERLEADERS winner for state.
Wednesday, April 30 is the last day
to order Krispy Kreme doughnuts or certificates from the BHS
Cheerleaders. They are $5 per dozen and if you wish to place an order,
please call Mrs. McClellan at 674-5724.
Vote for and Elect
len ," i fg" Shule
for SchoOl Superintenden
Putting Kids First
Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 30, 2008
College students in Dr.
Virginia Baker's Biology
course are extracting DNA
from living sources, and
checking the DNA for genetic
The students are learning
about technology associated
with genetic engineering
as well as the future
consequences associated with
the manipulation of DNA.
Dr. Baker, says, "We live in
an era when the logo 'DNA'
means we can manipulate
DNA to cure cancer or
manipulate DNA to create
To explore these questions,
Dr. Baker has borrowed
equipment from the DOLAN
VIRGINIA RUTH FIGGATT
ALTHA- Virginia Ruth Figgatt, 86, ofAltha, died Saturday,
April 26, 2008 in Blountstown. She was born in Madison, West
Virginia and had lived in Calhoun County since 1982. She was
an avid quilt maker and artist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim"
Henry Figgatt, an infant son, William Henry Figgatt and a
brother, Corbett Lee Hendrix.
Survivors include two sons, James E. "Tad" Figgatt and
his wife Sandi of Lake Mary and Timothy F. "Tim" Figgatt
of Sarasota; a daughter, Rose Marie Cloud and her husband
Ferrell of Blountstown; a brother Paul T. Hendrix of Tornado,
West Virginia; a sister in law Elfreda F. Covert of Palm Bay,
four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces
Services were held Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Macedonia
Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Nettle Ridge
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
ALMA RUDD MAYO
QUINCY Alma Rudd Mayo, 66, died Sunday, April 27,
2008 at home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Damon Mayo.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Mitchell and husband
Leon of Lake Talquin and Gloria Jane McMillen and husband
Tim of Savannah, GA; two sons, Earl Mayo and wife Kim
of Douglas, GA and Joey Mayo and wife Lynn of Quincy;
three sisters Doris Conway of Tallahassee, Mary Ann Clark of
Lovedale, and Betty Moats of Quincy; two brothers Noel Rudd
and Clarence Rudd of Greenwood; a sister-in-law, Earleen
Messer ofAltha; two brother-in-laws, Marion Mayo of Sneads
and Roy Mayo of Chattahoochee along with six grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at
Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge
of the arrangements.
BLOUNTSTOWN Henrietta Jackson, 87, died Thursday,
April 24,2008 at Parthenon Healthcare ofBlountstown. She was
a member of St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Elsie Fitzpatrick and
husband Carlton, Althamease Blue and husband Roy and
Carolyn Yon all of Blountstown, and Nellie Long and husband
Ira of Springfield, MA; two sons, Bobby Paul Jackson and
wife Janet of Quincy and Eugene Jackson and wife Gertrude
of Cocoa; along with 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren,
19 great-great-grandchildren, a devoted niece, Gloria Parrish of
Bristol, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and
The family will receive friends Thursday, May 1, 2008 from
4 to 7 p.m. at Clary's Funeral Home in Quincy.
Services will be held Friday, May 2, 2008 at 12 p.m. at St.
Mary Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. C.L.
Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in New Hope Church
Clary's Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the
DNA Research and Teaching
Lab of Cold Springs Harbor
NY to perform up-to-date
molecular experiments at
Chipola. In her Biology for
Majors (BSC 2010) class,
her students are extracting
DNA from living sources, and
checking the DNA for genetic
modifications. The students
prepared for this laboratory
experience for several weeks,
with special attention given to
techniques in biotechnology.
Dr. Baker says, "It is of
interest that the European
community does not permit
genetically modified foods
to be sold without a warning
label, yet in the U.S., up to
70 percent of certain food-
crops have been manipulated.
Some modifications are
modifications are not. All
modifications can have
implications. Our students
will be -testing samples for
these genetic modifications."
Dr. Baker says students
with an understanding of
biotechnology will make
informed decisions to provide
local as well as national
Biology is a rapidly expanding
field that touches every aspect
of our American heritage,"
Chipola to offer
College will offer a Red Cross
Lifeguard Training course
beginning Monday, May 5.
The course will meet from 4
to 8 p.m. on May 5, 6, 7, 8,12,
13, 14 and 15.
Students must be must be
age 15 on or before the first
day of class. Participants must
be able to swim 500 yards
continuously, perform a variety
of water safety skills and pass
a written test. Completion of
the course does notguarantee
Cost is $175. Pre-
registration is required in the
Continuing Education Office
reform DNA testing
CHIPOLA STUDENTS PERFORM DNA TESTING -Chipola College
student Sylviana Garrett extracts a sample for DNA testing. Students
in Dr. Virginia Baker's Biology course are extracting DNA from living
sources, and checking the DNA for genetic modifications.
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Sand mounds abound in yards during spring time
Sby Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County
A sure sign of spring is the
mountains of sand that people
have delivered to their home
with the intent of spreading
it on their lawns. One person
in the neighborhood having
sand delivered seems to start an
avalanche of topdressing.
Technically, topdressing is
the application of soil to the
turf surface. Topdressing turf is
probably most associated with
golf greens, where a sand or sand/
peat mixture is used to help with
drainage and aid in smoothing the
In home lawns, topdressinig
to fill in low spots or level
uneven areas can be beneficial.
Bumpy, rough, uneven lawns
are annoying, difficult to mow,
and allows water to puddle-
which can damage the tlirf's root
To fill a low spot, shovel the
sand, no more than one-half inch
deep, into the area. Use a broom
to sweep the sand off the grass
blades and sift
it down as far
Maintain the ,
until the grass
has grown on.
top of the first
until the low
spot is filled.
to even out a
be disastrous for the lawn.
The problem is that it is very
difficult to evenly spread the sand
in a timely manner. Homeowners
start with the best intentions of
spreading the sand consistently
and finishing by the end of the day
only to find that the job is tedious
and lots of hard work. The sand
pile remains in the same spot for
days shading out and frequently
killing the grass below. Once
the initial enthusiasm wanes, just
trying to reduce the mountain of
sand overcomes the objective
of spreading it consistently and
evenly over the lawn. The end
result is dozens of small mounds
of sand all over the lawn.
Routinely applying a layer of
soil or sand to a lawn can cause
more damage than good. You can
introduce weed seeds, nematodes
and even diseases with some
sources of lawn dressing. Ideally,
topdressing soil should be free
of weeds and
can e m a t o d e s
is ideal) and
should be of
the same soil
type as that on
which the turf
can also create
...- Layering in soils
a.. t p easy to get into
to mitigate. A
once professed that, "Layering.
.. it is desirable in cakes but not
Homeowners are sometimes
convinced that topdressing will
improve the condition of their
lawn by increasing the spread and
thickness of their turf.
"Topdressing home lawns has
minimal agronomic benefits"
according to Dr. J. Bryan Unruh,
Extension Turfgrass Specialist
at the University of Florida and
co-author of The Florida Lawn
Handbook. When asked his advice
for homeowners on topdressing,
his reply was "don't".
Top-dressing your lawn with
sand on a regular basis is not a
recommended practice. While
minor low spots can be corrected
this way, you can easily overdo
it and smother your lawn. Using
topsoil from an unknown source
may also introduce undesirable
plants and weeds into the
landscape, creating additional
work and expense to correct the
Theresa Friday is the
Extension Agent for Santa Rosa
County. The use of trade names,
ifused in this article, is solely for
the purpose ofproviding specific
information. It is not a guarantee,
warranty, or endorsement of the
product name(s) and does not
signify that they are approved to
the exclusion of others.
For additional information
about all of the county extension
services and.other articles of
interest go to: http://santarosa.
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ITEMS FOR SALE
Swimming pool equipment, div-
ing board, two pool ladders, both
are in good condition, Polaris pool
cleaner, like new and other pool sup-
plies. Call 663-4891 or567-5493 for
Dean guitar, excellent condition,
with case, $400. Call 597-3526.
90 old records, 1950-80's, sell all
$50, $1 each. Call 674-5150.
Lift chair, excellent condition, like
new, $550. Call 674-8150.
Dress rack, holds 30-50 dresses,
$40. Call 674-3264. 4-30,5-7
Seiko watches, men's and women's,
$50 each. Call 674-2310. 4-30, 5-7
Les Paul Gibson electric guitar,
dark green, one of 50 of this color,
includes Fender amplifier, $1,800.
Call 693-0158 for details. 4-30,5-7
Tickets to ZZ Top concert, two
reserved seating tickets at Wild
Adventures, show is on June 14,
$57.50 for both. Call 762-1959.
Baby walker, $8. Call 674-3264.
Sleigh bed, one year old, $700. Call
Round glass dining table, $50.
Call 762-3455. 4-30,5-7
Couch, large, black leather, like
new, $200. Call 510-8183. 4-30,5-7
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Single waterbed, still in box, no
frame, $80. Call 674-3264. 4-23,4-30
Queen size mattress set, Sim-
mons Beautyrp~ -)lympic, in-
cludes fran SOLD, g and mat-
tresses, goo condition, $200. Call
Antique dining room set, includes
table, china hutch, buffet, and six
chairs, $25. Call 643-5538. 4-23,4-30
Queen size water bed, 70% wave-
less, mirrored headboard, soft side.
Call 674-8948. 4-23,4-30
Full size sofa, green and orange
floral print, good condition, $55. Call
Lexmark copy and fax machine,
$75; AT&T cell, $15; brand new land
phone, $10 or $20 for both. Call
674-2310. 4-30, 5-7
GE19" TV, cable ready, $75; 331/3
record player, $20. Call 674-3264.
Twelve ladies' dresses, XL and
2XL, $2 each. Call 674-3264.
Pageant dress, worn once, purple-
violet, halter strapped, sequined.
For price and size please call
Gas stove, topworks, notsure about
bottom, $50. Call 674-3264.
Refrigerator, 1940 electric, $100;
Frigidaire electric stove, $200. Call
1993 Chevy Corsica, runs good,
cold air, rough interior, $500 or best
offer. Call 379-8817. 4-30,5-7
1997 Honda Accord, silver, four
door, good condition, leather seats,
asking $4,600. Call 814-1186.
1979 Trans Am, Gold edition, fully
restored, $10,500. Call 718-6664.
1986 Jaguar J6, good condition,
asking $4,500 or best offer. Call
2004 Ford Mustang GT, black,
convertible, 40th Anniversary edi-
tion, leather interior, power win-
dows, locks and seats, 47,500
miles, 100,000 mile extended war-
rantytransferable, new tires, asking
$16,000. Serious inquirers please
call 674-5178 after 6:00 p.m. on
Monday-Friday or anytime Saturday
and Sunday. 4-23,4-30
1999 Dodge Neon, 157,000 miles,
automatic, 4 cylinder, cold a/c,
excellent gas mileage $1,200. Call
1981 Mercedes 300 SD, runs on
cooking oil or diesel, $4,000 or best
offer. Call 643-4631. 4-23,4-30
2002 Chevy Avalanche, 87,000
miles, $11,000 or best offer. Call
2000 Ford F-150, 4x4 FWD,
Lariat model, extended cab with
third door, leather, power seats,
power windows, power locks, CD
player, $6,000. Call 643-8699 or
2003 Ford F-150, king cab, pick-up,
super clean, CD player, 110k miles,
must sell, $9,995. Call 674-4571.
2000 Ford Ranger, $3,500. Call
1995 Chevy S10 Luxury series,
AM/FM, CD player, extended cab,
four cylinder, great gas mileage, a/c
and heat in good condition, $1,500.
Call 674-5830. 4-23,4-30
1999 GMC Sonoma pickup, body,
transmission and tires in great
condition, blown engine, $700. Call
AUCTION ANED HOME
First Saturday of every month Very nice,
The auction will be held May 3 REAL ESTATE lot with se
at7p.m. (OldCoins, Tools, Col- Will buy 10 to it, has an
lectibles, candy, food & Misc.
items) Free setup for yard 1,000 acres, rea- lot directly
sale every Saturday. Public is sonably priced. recarpeted
invited. and refrige
Col. James W. Copeland Immediate closing.
18098 NW County Rd. 12 Call (850) 544-5441 $7,
Phone: 643-7740 or (850) 570-0222
A81226 AU0001722 Call 674-8
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2007 Chevy Silverado, V8, ex-
tended cab, 10k miles, take over
payments. Call 674-8003. 4-23,4-30
1989 Ford F-150, automatic V8
302 engine, smooth 4WD, runs
good, fuel injected, great hunting
truck, $1,500 or best offer. Call
1977 Ford F-150,400 motor, makes
a good mud truck, comes with
35x14.50 Ground Hog, $2,000 or
best offer. Call 592-2193. 4-23,4-30
1993 Chevy truck, long wheel base,
4.3 liter, regular cab, new tires, new
'brakes and more, $3,500, Call (850)
532-0398 or 762-2304, leave mes-
1997 GMC Safari van, 86K miles,
$3,500. Call 693-0158 for details.
AUTO PARTS &
Campertopper, forsmalltruck, $50.
Call 674-3264. 4-30,5-7
1986 Plymouth van motor, $500;
Plymouth van transmission, $200.
Call 674-3264. 4-23,4-30
Z-71 wheels, 2003 set, stock, $300.
Call 209-4837. 4-23,4-30
318 Dodge motor, 64k miles, runs
very well, $250; Chevy 454 Motor,
68k miles, runs well, $350. Call
(850) 532-0398 or 762-2304, leave
15-inch wheels and tires, alumi-
num, fits Jeep, $200. Call 899-0269
or 674-7138 leave message. UFN
*Mobile home lots
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
3 bedroom, 1 bath house
with central, heat and air.
1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
sits on beautiful
veral big trees on
behind it. Newly
I, includes stove
orator, 1,485 sq.ft.
538 or 674-8634.
Easy Go golf cart, gas op
with lift kit, bed back, goo
$1,000. Call 447-1380.
Motorcycle trailer, custorr
red, $800. Call 674-8478 aft
2002 Harley Davidson, SI
883, excellent condition, 6
Call 442-6449 or 556-4900.
Two Honda four-wheelers,
parts, and one needs rings, b
$250. Call (850) 557-7997.
2005 TTR 125 dirt bike, ex
condition, $1,500, or best of
2007 V-Star 650, 3,100
Silverado package, good tin
ing $6,900 or take over pay
Call 643-5255, ask for Joh
2007 Honda Shadow 750
windshield, highway bars
rest, luggage rack, like new
warranty, $6,600. Call 899-(
674-7138 leave message.
Mercury boat motor, 5
excellent condition, $1,20
12 ft. fiberglass boat, 9.5 Je
motor, trailer, $500. Call 762
$150. queen pillowtop matter
set, unused with warranty, 2
$399 NEW NASA VISCO
MEMORY FOAM mattress
with warranty. Can deliver. 2
100% LEATHER Living Rm Set,
Lifetime Warrarity. NEW, still in
crate. $849 OBO. 545-7112. Can
5 Piece 100% MicroFiber Living
Rm set $599, ALL NEW in boxes.
Delivery available. 222-7783
6 piece, PUB TABLE, solid wood
& uphot chairs. New in crate.
List $1300, Take $599. 425-8374
A Queen Orthopedic Pillowtop
NEW mattress set in sealed
plastic. Full warranty. Sacrifice
$279. Can deliver. 850-222-7783
Orthopedic Mattress Set. Brand
new in plastic. Must move, $449.
BEDRM: SOLID WOOD 4 pc set
still boxed, $499, can deliver.
Brand new! 222-7783
CHERRY NEW QUEEN Louis
Phillip sleigh 7pc bedroom set.
$2400 value, must sell $999. 425-
8374. Delivery available.
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry
table, 6 chairs, lighted china
cabinet. Brand new in boxes, can
deliver. Must move, $799. 222-
FULL mattress set. $125. TWIN
mattress set. $100. BOTH NEW.
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
1987 Randal Craft boat and
portster 35 hp Evinrude, Minnkota
0 mpg. motor, fish finder, serviced
vember, works well, $1,0(
4-234-30 264-3435 or 762-5577.
onefor 2007 17' G-3 bass boat,
23 Yamaha, fully loaded, 14 h(
4-234-30 boat, $14,000. Call (850) 53
excellent or 762-2304, leave message
Pontoon boat, 24 ft, fixer
miles, motor and trailer, $1,200
es, ask- offer. Call 643-4631
hnny or 1986 Glass Stream bass
4-23,4-30 150 hp, Mercury Black Mas
motor, power tilt trim, new
Spirit, floor, seats, hot foot high
;, back plate, pro trim, motor runs
, under very fast, needs little work, i
0269 or Call 674-3229.
200716ft. boat, welded alur
5ft. beam, stick steering,
S Johnson, trim and tilt, all n
S trailer, $8,500. Call 674-713
." -CAMPERS/ R
2-3771. 2003 Holiday Rambler R
4-30,5-7 class C, slide, jacks, 26,000
needs nothing, very clean, e>
condition, ready to go any
l asking $42,500 and taking
Call 674-8385 or 674-1843.
RV generator, runs, needs c
set amp, 110 volts, 4.0, Onan, $4
222- fridge with ice maker, new <
unit, $850. Call (850) 532-0
762-2304, leave message.
repair starting at
SCall (850) 526-3786 (
14' x 70'3 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath mobile home, located
on Third St. in Neal Subdi-
vision in Bristol. No pets.
$350 mo. 200 dep.
Call 674-3694 after 6 p.m.,
leave message if no answer.
TOOLS & HEAVY
Dixon lawn m'r-er, zero turn,
22 hp, QL0j 899-0269 or
2-0398 Vending trailer, has lift slide with
e. sliding glass, 10.5x6', new tires,
4-23,4-30 new floor, three sinks, freezer, hot
water heater, recent paint, $2,500.
-upper,. Call 643-2563. 4-23,4-30
4-23,4-30 Massey Ferguson, 60 hp, one
owner, low hours, runs perfect,
boat, includes 5' bush hog, $6,000. Call
. YRX9 762-9676. 4-23,4-30
Wanted: five or more acres of land,
zoned, commercial, or mixed. Call
Wanted: someone to work on go
cart motor. Call 674-3462. 4-30,5-7
Wanted: Any past resident of Nick
Smith's Trailer Park. Please call
Wanted: 3 bedroom mobile home
and land in Calhoun County, reason-
ably close to Blountstown is a plus.
If this is not available we would like
1 to 2 acres of land to put a mobile
home on. Call 850-674-3462 and
leave a message 4-23,4-30
Wanted: bookcase. Call
Wanted: We buy junk cars, trucks,
batteries and salvage. We pay top
dollar. Call 643-5791 or 447-2215
4-23,4-30 ask for Hubert.
: HOUSE FOR RI
4 bedroom, 2 b
to buy your old car
and truck batteries.
Will pay $4
or 643-5791 I
Two and three bed-
room mobile homes
in Altha, very nice.
Wanted: Will buy junk cars and
will move, any condition. Call
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks,
any condition, we pay cash. Call
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell. UFN
Vinyl siding, nine boxes, grey,
$400. Call 762-2223. 4-23,4-30
Outside a/c unit, new Scratch 'n
Dent, one ton, $200; outside a/c
unit, 1.5 ton, $250. Call 850-5779.
HOMES & LAND
Uncleared acreage, Clarksville
area. Call 674-2310.
10 acres, 725' road frontageon Rev-
ell Farm loop and 600' frontage on
Parrish Lane, makes beautiful home
site. Call 643-2993 or 209-8503.
Big lot on Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
For Sale By Owner, 27 acres, south of
Marimnna, will make beautiful farm or
small ranch. Only 128,500. Call (850)
"-sr.,,, ,frr vs r r
2-0T7-30 FiPTS/ UiP LIS
' * Two cute kittens, litter box trained
ENT free to good home. Call 674-5150
ath : Siberian husky mix puppies
5 eight weeks old, five male, fou
female, $15 each. Call 674-4931
* * or 447-2958. 4-30.5-i
Coon hounds, black and tan, $100.
Call 272-6507. 4-30, 5-7
Kittens, free to a good home, liter
box trained, orange tabby. Call
55 gallon fish tank, cabinet, custom
made, storage space, accessories,
$150 or best offer. Call 643-8705.
Two western saddles, one brand
new, never used, 17", suede seat,
Italian colored leather, one used,
dark colored, 14", good for begin-
ners. Call 447-0438. 4-23,4-30
Used two horsetrailer, divider can
be taken out, needs repair, will take
best offer. Call 447-0438. 4-23,4-30
Kittens, free to loving homes, six
weeks old, three tabbies and one
calico; puppies, born March 17,
Labrador mix, free to loving homes.
Call 762-1959. 4-23,4-30
Mixed puppy, female, 11 weeks old,
black with brown feet, free to a good
home. Call 762-2322. 4-23,4-30
LOST & FOUND
Lost: Orange, Lifeline brand life
jacket, April 6, between the Bristol
and Rock Bluff/ Aspalaga Landing.
Call 643-2058. 4-23,4-30
Garage sale, Saturday, May 3, 8:00
a.m. -1:00 p.m., 17003 NE Morgan
Tucker Road, Altha. Includes: girls
clothes 3t 4/5 (summer and win-
ter), baby boy clothes 0-18 mos.,
women clothes sizes 10-14 pants,
XLshirts, shoes for girls, infant boys,
and women sizes 8 1/2 9, toys for
infants, girls, and boys, play pin, high
chair, carseat, household items. Call
674-5318. 4-30, 5-7
Bristol yard sale, 10404 NW First
Street, Saturday, May 3, starting at
7:30 a.m., no early birds, moving out
of state, everything must go! King
sized bed, five dressers, washer and
dryer, dishwasher, couch, oversized
chair; kick-knacks, dishes, and much
more. Call 933-5390. 4-30, 5-7
Yard sale, Saturday, May 3, begin-
ning at 8 a.m., no early birds please.
Directions: North on Hwy 71, right
Son Hanna Tower Road before Altha
City limits, left on Fuqua Circle (2nd
road). Round dining table with 4
chairs, baby items, bedding, shelv-
r ing units, clothes, household items
Sand furniture. Call 762-3513, 5 8
7 p.m. (CT), leave message. 4-23,4-30
New house, three
bedroom, two bath on
Black Bottom Road.
First & last month rent up
front. Call 899-0269
HOUSE FOR SALE
Adorable 3BR/2BA on
Crooked Rd., ceramic tiles,
lots of closet space, 1 ac.
plus, CH&A, covered front/
side porches, deck, shed,
paved 2 car parking and walk-
ing distance to boat ramp -
Ochlocknee River a Fisher-
man's Dream! *150,000. Call
Mike @ 879-0214 or Judy @
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Beautiful 2 story 2200 sq ft barn-look home, on Cedar Street off
Hwy 69N, fenced in 1 acre lot. Very quiet neighborhood. 3 bed-
rooms 2 bath newly remodeled home, brand new carpeting in
bedrooms, ceramic patterned tile floors downstairs and laminate
wood floors upstairs, small tiled kitchen with Mexican tiled coun-
ter top, plenty of real wood cabinets. Screened porch with Jacuzzi
Hot Tub included, detached 2 car garage. Can be converted to 2
apartments; has all plumbing, electrical, water heaters, new a/c
+ heat units and 2 poles established. *179,000
Call 674-7081 to see or for more information.
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side. Tad Scott drew a walk,
moving McIntosh to second base.
Noah Byler loaded the bases
after he was issued his second of
three walks. Ethan Byler jacked
a 2-2 pitch to right field that the
Bulldogs' right fielder mishandled
and that allowed McIntosh to
score. Then Cale Chafin lifted a
sacrifice fly to right field to bring
home Scott and gave the Wildcats
a 2-1 lead.
However, Taylor County
threatened to take back the lead
when they loaded the bases in the
bottom of the fourth inning. But
that was extinguished when the
Wildcats' turned their first double
play of the contest thanks in part to
a Bulldog's runner's interference
Tad Scott picked up his first
complete game win of the season
with a 94-pitch affair. He induced
13 ground-outs, struck out 8
batters, allowed 5 hits, and he
issued 3 walks.
Leading Altha at the plate was
Tony Golden who had a single in
his two at bats along with a stolen
base. Josh McIntosh had the only
I WIL CAT cntinua. e d fIrop.agteh16 1
other hit for the Wildcats.
No doubt about it, on this night
the double play became the best
Valentine's gift any Wildcat had
received that day.
15-Only a few hours after serving
as pallbearers at the funeral of their
former junior varsity teammate,
Tyler Pittman, the varsity Wildcats
(2-0; 0-0, 2-2A) shutout the Robert
F. Munroe Bobcats (0-1; 0-0,
Altha wasted no time in
heating up their sticks with four
consecutive singles in the first
inning. Tad Scott got the hit
parade going with a single to
centerfield. Noah Byler followed
suit with a single to left centerfield.
Scott stole third base, scored on an
error by the third baseman, and
pinch-runner Juan Alejos moved
to second base. Not to be outdone
by his brother, Ethan Byler ripped
a single to left centerfield, scoring
Scott and, a fumbled ball by the
leftfielder, allowed Alejos to cross
the dish. Cale Chafin gave the
Wildcats a 4-0 lead with his single
to centerfield that scored Ethan.
Altha put up one more run in
the third inning. Ethan Byler
drew a two-out walk and Cale
Chafin doubled to centerfield to
Josh McIntosh led off the fifth
inning by toasting the centerfielder
with a hummer over his head and
into right centerfield.. With one
out Noah Byler was awarded first
base after being hit by a pitch,
moving McIntosh to second. A
wild pitch enabled McIntosh to
advance to third and Noah moved
to second. Next, Ethan Byler
slapped a single to left centerfield,
scoring McIntosh and Noah. An
error by the leftfielder allowed
the ball to roll all the way to the
fence and Ethan stopped at third
base. Gary Chew brought Ethan
MESAE OF4 THNK Continued froma : page 8
Jason King, Wes Underwood,
Dennis Revell, Scott Lolley,
Gene Hunt, Wes Harsey and
Dustin Arnold. Charles respected
all of you very much. Thank you
for being a part of his life.
To all the Masons, Eastern
Stars and Shriners: you were all
a gift from God to our family.
Lester, Eileen Bramblett, John,
Lela Davis, Russell, Runell
Edenfield, Jimmy, Alice Faye
Marshall, Joe Pail,' Joe Jorge,
Jason King, Brian Bateman,
Wes Harsey, Jamie Shiver, Bob
Davis, Margie Mason, Pam
Coleman, Alice Wiliford, Inez
Davis, John Davis, Perry and
Sue Dowling, Aileen McQuage,
Harry and Barbara Ellison, James
and Lana Weeks, Marlon Peavy,
Coe and Betty Beasley and so
Thanks to Dr. Skipper
and Teresa Bruner for all the
wonderful years that you took
care of Charles.
Dr. Dewey, Mary'and staff,
thank you all very much. Dr.
Dewey thank you for always
being there for our family and
especially for being our friend all
these years. We love you.
Brother Victor Walsh, thank
you for the beautiful service and
the talks we had. You were truly
a gift from God. You lightened
the hurt in my heart. May God
To Charles and my dear
friend, John Davis. Thank you
for everything you' did and still
do. You were one of Charles' very
best friends. Words can never be
said how I feel about you in my
heart. You have been my strength
during this time. Our talks and
the prayers you said with me
will stay in my heart forever.
John, you will always have a
very special place in my heart.
My friend I love you.
Thanks to the EMTs and Brian
Bateman for all the efforts made
to bring my love back. I will
forever be grateful.
Peavy Funeral Home and staff,
thank you for you did. Marlon you
were wonderful and the service
was beautiful. You helped get my
family and me through some very
dark times. I will always keep you
close to my heart.
To the Pallbearers: Gator
Bryant, Huey Thomas, Jinker
Potter, Jim Poston, Ed Mercer,
Micky Gainey, Jesse Smith and
Tony Collins, thank you all.
I know I have missed a
thousand people but just know
that my family and I are so very
grateful for everything everyone
has done for us. You will always
be in our thoughts and prayers.
The family of
Captain Charles R. Morris Jr.
Jean, Cassey, Trey, Boo,
Rhonda, Chuckie, Gaby, Paula,
Roger, Jesse, Scott, Brittney,
Summer, Fred, Taylor and Lane.
The family of Clarence
Maloy would like express their
appreciation to all who helped
during the recent illness and loss
of our son, brother and uncle.
To Covenant Hospice and the
special people who helped so
much April, Tamara, David, Ruth,
Chaplin Howell and Candace: We
couldn't have made it without
To all our family and friends
thank you for the: prayers, food,
phone calls, visits, cards, flowers,
support and expressions of
sympathy. These acts of kindness
helped us get through this difficult
To the ministers who came and
prayed with Clarence: Johnny
Godwin, James Young, Micheal
Morris, Curtis Grantham,
Dewayne Tolbert. Please accept
our heartfelt gratitude.
To Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
and Dr.'s Fox and Adamcrick and
all the staff who were so kind and
caring to Clarence during his visit
to the E.R, we appreciate you so
Thanks to Richard Hall for
his courtesy, kind words and
professionalism during this
A special thanks to Chipola
Community Church, Victory
Hill Church, Sunny Hill Church,
Altha Methodist Church for their
prayers, support, food, and other
acts of kindness. Also to the
ladies of Sunny Hill Church for
the meal prepared and use of the
A special thanks also to Aubrey
Mears for his daily visits and
The Maloy family
The organizers of the second
annual Miss Sweetheart Pageant
at W.R. Tolar School would like
to thank these businesses and
individuals for their generous
donations: Silk Petals, Shiver's
Florist, Myrlene's, Serenity
Spas, Debbie's Beauty Shop,
Rapunzel's, Buy Rite Drugs and
We would also like to thank
the girls, their escorts, family
members and staff for making this
year's pageant extra special!
Organizers of the Miss
home when he clubbed a single
In the bottom of the seventh
inning, Keith Kirkpatrick led off
with a single to left field. Josh
McIntosh moved Kirkpatrick to
second base with a single to left
centerfield. The bases were full
of Wildcats after Tad Scott was
issued a walk. Then Noah Byler
walked to bring home Kirkpatrick
to give Altha their first shutout of
the season, 8-0.
After the game, head coach
Arthur Faurot commented on his
team's performance. "We hit the
ball good tonight but we've got
some tough opponents coming
up-Aucilla and Wewa. If we
don't do a better job of hitting,
we're going to be in trouble."
On this night right-handed
Wildcats'pitcher Keith Kirkpatrick
(1-0) had command of the strike
zone, whiffing 11 Bobcats. In 95
pitches he issued only 3 walks and
allowed only 3 hits.
As a team Altha had 12 hits,
3 walks, 7 strikeouts, and left 7
men on base.
Individually, the Wildcats were
led by junior Ethan Byler who
went 2 for 2 at the plate, scored
3 runs, and had 4 runs batted in
(RBI) to his credit. Both Tony
Golden and Josh Warner had hits
with Golden picking up his first
double of the season. Noah Byler
went 1 for 2, scored a run, and
picked up a RBI. Cale Chafin and
Josh MIentosh both were 2 for 4
on the night. Chafin was credited
with 2 RBIs. McIntosh scored a
run and he hit his first double of
the season. Both Gary Chew and
Tad Scott were 1 for 3. Chew
picked up a RBI and he stole a
base while Scott scored a run.
Keith Kirkpatrick helped his own
cause by going 1 for 4, scoring a
run and stealing a base.
These varsity Wildcats were
back in action this past Monday
and Tuesday (check next week's
paper for game details) when they
hosted the East Gadsden Jaguars
(2-4A) and the Aucilla Christian
Warriors (3-1A), respectively.
This Saturday they'll travel
down SR 71 to take on the Wewa
Gators (3-2A) with action getting
underway at 5:30 p.m. (CT).
Brookwood Christian School (2A)
ofThomasville, GA comes to The
Cotton Patch this Tuesday for a
5:00 p.m. (CT) contest.
The Wildcats appreciate the
great support of all you Wildcat
fans last week. They'll be looking
for all of you again this week!!!
NOTICE FOR BID
The Liberty County Road and Bridge De-
partment is accepting sealed bids for the
below described equipment:
New or Pre-owned
Bids will be received until 5 p.m. on March
4, 2008 at the Liberty County Clerks Of-
fice, Liberty County Courthouse, Hwy.
20, Bristol, FL 32321 and will be opened
and read aloud at the Commissioners
meeting March 4, 2008 at 7 p.m. (ET).
The public is invited to attend.
Please indicate on the envelope that this
is a sealed bid and what the bid is for.
The Board of County Commissioners re-
serves the right to waive informalities in
any bid, to accept and/or reject any or all
bids, and to accept the bid that in their
judgment will be in the best, interest of
If you, need further information, please
call Jim Shuler (850) 643-4040 office,
(850) 566-9333 cell. z2-.20 ,
& Mapping Inc.
applications for all
Contact us at
(850) 526-3991. 2-13.220
in Liberty, has an opening
for a LPN or RN.
Contact Donald Lassiter,
for more information at
(850) 379-8344. ,,.D
One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Sude 2.
Blountstown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver. EOE
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
Come party at Roundman's!
Friday & Saturday, Feb. 22 & 23 at 8 -12 p.m.
FEATURING "ONE MORE TIME"
Playing all of your favorite rock and country songs.
$5 Located five miles North on Hwy. 69 MUST
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Q: Is cracked wheat bread the
same thing as whole wheat?
A: Cracked wheat simply re-
fers to whole-wheat berries that
have been broken into smaller
pieces. This process typically
yields products with a lighter
taste and texture than those made
with regular whole wheat. Al-
though cracked wheat is a whole
grain, be careful: Some "cracked
wheat bread" contains only a
token amount of cracked wheat
and is made mainly of refined
flour. When shopping, check the
ingredient label to make sure that
cracked wheat or whole-wheat
flour is listed first. The primary
position shows it's the main in-
gredient. The American Institute
for Cancer Research (AICR)
emphasizes that whole-grain
and minimally processed grains
are more healthful choices than
refined products. Whole grains
are higher in dietary fiber, sev-
eral vitamins and minerals, and
a variety of health-promoting
Q: What's the difference be-
tween regular and light olive
A: All forms of olive oil pro-
vide the same amount of fat and
calories. Light olive oil is pro-
cessed to have a light color and
a subtle flavor more similar to
other vegetable oils than the dis-
tinctive taste of regular olive oil.
If a lighter flaVor is not needed,
choose virgin or extra virgin olive
oils, which are less processed than
the light form. These varieties
are also higher in natural plant
compounds that may offer can-
Trane A/C units
Goodman A/C units
Manitowoc ice machines
Hoshizaki ice machines
Air Conditioning, Inc.
18650 State Road 20 West. Blountstown
Sales, service and installation of air condition
systems, ice machines and cold storage units.
Call (850) 674-8538
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bunt single to the left side. But
Nick Peterson grounded out to
shortstop Tad Scott to complete
the fourth inning.
Altha picked up their final run
of the game in the fifth inning. Tad
Scott struck out swinging. Then
Noah Byler lasered a first-pitch
fastball over the left centerfield
fence, giving him a team-leading
5 homers on the season. Jake
Edenfield struck out looking and
Ethan Byler popped up to the
Keith Kirkpatrick recorded 3 of
his7 strikeouts in the fifth inning.
Will Humphreys was caught
looking at strike three. Trey
Register reached after he was hit
by a pitch. Both Mark Christensen
and Mason Bennett fanned trying
to catch to a Kirkpatrick's nasty
Kirkpatrick flied out to
centerfield to begin the sixth
inning. Tony Golden struck
out looking and Gary Chew
grounded out to third baseman,
Bozeman's only scoring threat
came in their frame of the sixth
inning. Leadoffbatter Jace Wade
drew a walk. Lane Hall reached
on a fielder's choice when first
baseman Ethan Byler threw
to shortstop Tad Scott to force
Wade out at second base. Dustin
Duncan's ground rule double
advanced Hall to third. The sacks
were full of Bucks when Travis
Register walked. But Kirkpatrick
induced a popped up to short right
field that Tony Golden wrapped
leather around for out number 2
and he struck Will Humphreys out
looking to retire the side.
Paul Myers came in to pitch
for Travis Register in Altha's
last inning. Josh Warner lined
out to shortstop Lane Hall. Josh
McIntosh went down swinging.
The next three Wildcats-Tad
Scott, Noah Byler, and Jake
Edenfield-all drew walks. Will
Humphreys replaced Myers and
caught Ethan Byler looking at
strike three to retire the side.
Keith Kirkpatrick faced the
bottom of the order in Bozeman's
last half of the seventh inning. He
got Trey Register to ground out to
shortstop Tad Scott. Kirkpatrick
struck out the last two batters-
Mark Christensen was caught'
looking at strike three and Mason
Bennett waved at the third strike-
to give the Wildcats their 2008
District 2-2A championship!
In their 24 at bats, Altha
produced 3 earned runs off of 5
hits and they left 9 men on base.
Having the same number of
at bats, Bozeman could only
manage 3 hits and they left 5 men
The Wildcats with the hot sticks
were Noah Byler who homered in
his 2 plate appearances. Also,
Jake Edenfield was 1 for 2 on the
night. Tad Scott went yard in his
3 official at bats. Ethan Byler was
1 for 3 and Josh McIntosh had a
RBI double in 4 at bats.
Enough cannot be said about all
the Wildcat fans and the Wildcats
themselves. All of you were
extra crunk and you never let up!
Wow! This writer has never heard
it any louder at an Altha baseball
The Wildcats hosted the
Freeport Bulldogs (check next
week's issue for game details)
last night (Tuesday) in a regional
quarterfinal game. The winner
of that game will face the winner
of the Bozeman vs. Jay game
this Friday at 7 p.m. (CT) If the
Wildcats win, the information
about the regional semifinal game
will be broadcast over WPHK /
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