Group Title: Calhoun-Liberty Journal (Bristol, Fla.).
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Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Publication Date: June 18, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Gainesville FI 32611


Hospital to get

grants & loans

for equipment
Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North
Florida) announced that the Calhoun
Liberty Hospital Association will
receive two rural development grants
and loans from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA) to improve
and upgrade the Calhoun Liberty
The Calhoun Liberty Hospital
Association has been awarded a
grant in the amount of $90,000
and a loan of $381,400 to purchase
new hospital equipment. The new
equipment includes a radiology unit,
an emergency generator, and a nurse
call system.
Additionally, the hospital will
receive a grant of $22,000 and a loan
of $18,000 to buy a new Heating,
Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
(HVAC) system.
"This federal funding is great news
for Calhoun Liberty Hospital and the
patients it serves," said Congressman
Boyd. "Through this federal funding,
Calhoun Liberty Hospital will be
able to improve their facilities and
healthcare services and continue to
offer affordable, accessible, quality
healthcare to the people of Calhoun
and Liberty Counties."
Calhoun and Liberty Counties
have been designated as a "Rural
Area of Critical Economic Concern"
by the State of Florida. Communities
receiving this designation have greater
access and flexibility within the Rural
Community Development Revolving
Loan and the Regional Development
Grant Programs on the state level. In
addition, this designation provides
more opportunity for federal funding
to promote economic development
initiatives and local projects in the
"I believe that we must do all we
can to support our rural hospitals
and to make sure that these hospitals
have state-of-the-art technology and
equipment," Boyd stated. "Affordable,
reliable, and quality healthcare in our
rural communities has been a top
priority of mine for all of my years
in public service, and I will continue
working closely withthe community
to improve the accessibility of quality
healthcare in our area."



/ Volume 28, Number 25 Wednesday, June 18, 2008 '

Lightning kills 6-year-old

girl at Torreya State Park

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A six-year-old Cottondale
girl was killed by lightning
Sunday afternoon at Torreya State
Park, just ten minutes after she
arrived with family members for
a six-night stay, according to a
report from the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department.
Bobby Gene and Lois
Jackson, both 60, took their
four grandchildren, including i i"
six-year-old Faith Pristine
Jackson-(pictured above) to
Campsite #3 and were getting settled in a little after 5 p.m.
when the unthinkable happened.
Faith was standing about two feet behind their motor home
when a blast of lightning struck a huge pine tree 42 1/2 feet away.
The lightning scarred the tree before racing down and blasting
out from the roots, traveling toward the little girl and knocking
her to the ground.
"It was like the roots exploded. It went tight to where she
was standing," said Lt. Henry Hamlin. "You can see where the
lightning opened up a trough on top of the ground."
The Jacksons and three of their grandchildren, including a
three-year-old boy and two girls, age 7 and 8, were gathered
around a picnic table about 12 feet away and were not hurt.
The couple ran to the little girl's aid. Her grandfather began
(g1 CPR while her grandmother called 911.
B When the ambulance arrived, the. crew tried to revive her. Two
ambulance workers and Hamlin continued their efforts from
Torreya to the emergency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital,
where the youngster was pronounced dead. "We worked on her
.all the way to the hospital. She never regained consciousness
after she was hit," he said.
The lightning blast left marks on the sides of her feet, her
h I stomach and chest area.
. .
The sound from the lightning "was loud and intense," said Pam
Anderson, who was just sitting down to dinner with her husband,
Bill, when they heard the bolt crashing into the park two miles
Lightning traveled down this tree into the from their home on Torreya Park Road.
ground to where Faith Jackson was standing See LIGHTNING DEATH continued on page 25
40 feet away. PAM ANDERSON PHOTO

Davis Stoutamire
and Dan Wyrick
talk with Rep.
Marti Coley
at lastweek's
meeting of the
Small County '
Coalition in

' I

a state
June 12

woman shares
family's recent
challenges and
coping with
last month's
in China.


Sheriff's Lo ...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6. 7

News from the Pews... 10

Farmer's Almanac.. 11

Lots of Birthdays...12 Wedding...13 Minutes...19 Obituaries...22 Classifieds...26, 27 & 28 Job Market....29

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Man arrested with items taken

from Dollar General in Bristol

A man who reportedly went
through the Dollar General in
Bristol stuffing items into his
pants was charged with retail
petty theft after leaving the store
without paying, according to a
report from the Liberty County
Sheriff's Department.
A store clerk called the sheriff's
office after noticing a tall white
male pick up a pair of shorts,
remove the tag and conceal them
in his pants before walking out
of the building around 3:45 p.m.
on Saturday.
Deputy Brian Bateman
responded to the report and
parked at the side of the building.
He was on the phone with the
clerk when William Berry Webb

Jr. walked out and went to the
comer of the building.
After noticing that something
appeared to be concealed in
Webb's shorts, the deputy asked
him to remove it.
Webb then took out a pair of
light blue swim trunks, a blue
baseball cap and a white t-shirt
from his shorts before urging

the deputy to give him a break
because, ."This is the first time
I've done something like this."
After his arrest, Webb was
searched and a prescription pill
bottle containing four different
tablets that had been broken into
halves was discovered.
Another store clerk reported
seeing. Webb remove the price
tags from.five other items,
including three shirts and two
hats, all valued at $6 each.
The stolen items were
photographed and then returned
to the store.
The bottle containing the
pills was held as evidence and
additional charges are pending
identification of the tablets.

Blountstown man charged with hitting

woman in face with walking cane

A 65-year-old Blountstown
man was charged with aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon
after a woman accused him of
striking her in the face with his
walking cane.
Thomas Arkie Todd of
Blountstownf was arrested after
the incident, which reportedly
happened in the front yard of a
home on Virginia Weaver Street
in Bristol around 10:10 p.m.
Sharlett Spring told a deputy

she had tried repeatedly to get
Todd, who was parked in her
front yard, to leave but he refused
to go.
She said Todd was sitting in
his truck when she grabbed the
sleeve of his shirt and again
asked him to leave. According to
Spring, Todd got out of his truck
and swung his walking cane at
Sher. She said he struck the right
side of her face with the pointed
tip of the cane, leaving a three
inch laceration.

Drug warrant served June 10

A Bristol man was arrested
June 10 after members of the
Liberty County Narcotics Unit
served a felony drug warrant at
his Fourth Street residence.
Deputies found Terry L.
Alexander at home at 11:25 a.m.,
where he met them standing in his
doorway clad in a shirt and boxers.
Aclear plastic bag of marijuana
,partially wrapped in tin foil was
found laying in plain view in the
living room, according to the
arrest report. During a search

of his bedroom, deputies found
a marijuana pipe and two pill
bottles. One bottle contained
marijuana; the other held two pills
- one Viagra and one Xanax.
The total weight of the
marijuana was 24 grams.
Alexander was charged with
possession of more than 20 grams
of marijuana, possession of a
Schedule III narcotic, possession
of a prescription drug without a
prescription and possession of
drug paraphernalia.

The two began to scuffle.
Another woman at the scene
pulled them apart. Todd left and
Spring called the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office.
A deputy later went to
Blountstown to take Todd into
custody. After being read his
rights, Todd told a deputy, "She
struck me and that's when she
stepped in a man's shoes."
Todd denied hitting Spring with
his cane. The cane was collected
as evidence and photographed.


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June 9
*Jasmine Paige Williams, disorderly conduct.
June 10
*William Earl Holley, VOCR.
June 11
*Ricky Joe Mosley Jr., VOSS.
*Joshua Loyd Green, battery.
*Latoya Michelle Robinson, VOP.
June 12
*James Fisher Yenerall, sentenced from court.
*Marcus Antonio Williams, sale of cocaine within
1000' of housing project.
June 13
*Ruth Waterman, FTA (times 3).
*Talaris Brown, theft from person over 65 years
of age, home invasion robbery.
*Marcus Cain, open container, driving while
license suspended or revoked with knowledge.
June 14
*Joe Nathan Addison, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked (habitual).
*Donna Gail Sexton, VOP.
June 15
*Miguel Vargas, obstruction, holding for High-
lands Co.
June 16
*Barbara Ann Vaught, VOP (Liberty Co).
*Dewey Dewayne Vaught, worthless checks
under $150, resisting without violence.

June 10
*Corey McCollough, sale of cocaine within
1,000' of place of worship, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell.
*Terry Alexander, possession of more than 20
grams of marijuana, possession of Schedule III
narcotics (Xanax times one), possession of drug
paraphernalia, possession of prescription medica-
tion without a prescription, holding for Gulf Co.
(warrant), possession of Schedule III narcotics
(Loritab times 3) warrant.
June 11
*Linda Lewis Neil, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked with knowledge.
*Latoya Michelle Robinson, holding for CCSO.
June 12
*Terry Lee Alexander, possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during
the commission of a felony.
*William C. Chambers, domestic violence.
June 13
*Ruth Waterman, holding for CCSO.
*Acey Abbott, serving weekends.
*William C. Pearce, DUI.
June 14
*Donna Sexton, holding for CCSO.
*William Berry Webb, petty theft.
June 15
*Jeremy Spring, holding for Mississippi.
June 16
*Thomas A. Todd, aggravated battery with
deadly weapon.
*Barbara A. Vaught, County VOP.
Listingsincludenamefollowedbychargeandidentification ofarrestingagency. Thenamesabove represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept.
June 9 through June 16, 2008
Citations issued:
Accidents... ...03 Traffic Citations...............16_
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......86
Business alarms.....04 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints......................... ......................... ...... 116




Three facing home invasion robbery charges

Three people are facing
charges of home invasion
robbery and theft from a person
65 years of age or older after a
wallet said to contain over $400
was stolen, according to a report
from the Blountstown Police
The theft happened June 4 at
the Sutton Creek residence of
L.E. Burge in Blountstown.
Burge stated that he let
Heather McClellan out of his
residence at 2:30 a.m. and a
short time later, a black male
walked through his front door,
held him on the floor and asked
"Where-is your wallet?"
A second person, unseen
by the victim, went into the
bedroom and removed a wallet
that was tucked under the
The two left with the wallet,
which Burge said contained six
fifty dollar bills held together



with a paper clip along with five
twenties and eight ones for a
total of $408. The brown wallet
also contained his ID card,
medical cards and receipts.
The wallet was turned in
to the Blountstown Police
Department after it was found
the next day on Hwy. 71 South
near Gaskin Street.
McClellan initially denied
knowing about the theft but
later changed her story and
told officers she went to the
residence to ask for gas money.
She said she saw a black male
she knew as "Theo" and blamed
him for the robbery.
The man she named had "a
solid alibi" for that time frame,
officers determined.
A woman identified as Elaine
Johnson Lindsey admitted to
driving McClellan and Talris
"Sweet T" Brown to the victim's
residence and said she watched

drives &


Located in Bristol

Call 447-0449 or 643-5390

Calhoun County
compiled by
Journal Editor
Teresa Eubanks

them go inside. She said she
drove off with McClellan and
a short time later, picked up
Brown walking along South
Main Street.
On June 5, Brown told officers
he was riding his bicycle around

One Altha teen has been
arrested and a warrant has
been issued for another after
deputies were called out to
what was initially reported as
a home invasion robbery with
a firearm.
Josh Watford was inside his
doublewide mobile home on
Watford Road around 9:30 p.m.
last Wednesday, June 11, when
he heard someone stomping
on the door, according to
Calhoun County SheriffDavid
Watford opened the door to
see two people, both wearing
some sort of mask, according
to the sheriff. When one of
them spoke, telling him to go
inside and sit down, Watford
instead ran to his father's home
nearby. He told investigators
he believed he recognized the
voice of one of the intruders and
gave deputies a name.
The suspects fled on foot.
Their trail was picked up by
a tracking dog and led 200
yards away from the victim's
residence where a vehicle had
been parked. Investigators found
shoe and tire impressions along
with a piece of latex glove at

2:30 a.m. when Lindsey and
McClellan picked him up and
offered him sex if he would go to
the victim's house and hold him
down while they got his money.
Brown said McClellan made
a plan for him to cut the phone
line and hold the victim down
while she went in and got his
Once inside, he said
McClellan shouted for him
to come in. Brown said when
he went inside, the victim got
scared and fell down.
Brown said he stood over

the site.
Officers then went to the
home of the two suspects
where they matched the tire
impressions with a vehicle at
their residence.
A latex glove with a piece
missing was discovered inside
the vehicle. Investigators
discovered that the shoes worn

the victim while McClellan
went to the bedroom and got
the wallet.
Brown said Lindsey waited
outside. She and McClellan
drove off and later picked him
up walking along South Main.
He said they all went to
Lindsey's rented trailer in
Pine Island and smoked crack
Brown was arrested June
13 and remains in custody on
$20,000 bond.
Warrants have been issued
for McClellan and Lindsey.

by 18-year-old Christopher
Lafollette matched a shoe
impression found at the scene.
Lafollette was charged with
aggravated assault with a firearm
and armed trespassing.
A trespassing warrant was
issued for a juvenile said to
have accompanied Lafollette
that night.

Argument over probation sentence

ends with domestic battery arrest
A Blountstown man who told his wife he wanted them to run away
to New York to escape his state probation sentence was arrested on
a charge of domestic battery after she disagreed with him and he
responded angrily, according to a report from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office.
A deputy was notified that the woman was on her way to the
emergency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital early last Wednesday
The woman said she was home sleeping when her husband, Josh
Green, 21, awakened her at 12:30 a.m, She said Green was intoxicated
and told her he wanted them to leave the area.
When she said no, he began screaming at her and spit in her face,
she said.
She attempted to leave the house to call a family member but was
stopped by Green, wh6 pushed her down on the couch and restrained
her by her wrists, stating that he didn't want her to leave because the
police would be called and that would violate his probation.
The two struggled as he tried to keep her in the house. When she
pulled free of his grasp a second time, he grabbed a knife from the
kitchen, held it to his throat and threatened to kill himself if she
She grabbed the knife and threw it out of his reach. She then
convinced him to let her go, telling him that if he didn't, she would
send him back to prison.
He released her and she went to a relative's home, where she called
the sheriff's office to request that a deputy meet her at the emergency
Green was taken into custody by the sheriff's office and a report
of the incident was sent to his probation officer.

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Licensed Since 1983

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SFood plots

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Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides

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Teen charged with aggravated assault

with a firearm and armed trespassing


Btown Main Street

projects are slated;

meeting planned
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riooni at 1-I T-udor R, lea ,oor, in, ,,one
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preparinii, a LIde I :iL I spi' le d f:r tilef lun Ich
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a do'. llo' 1 farm lieri 1it!.el on Tlth I it
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produe.. li\e eiit.rtainmenti alid crafts
Rese.aiLl i curreni uinder\..i, Jnd. oiL.Ce a
propjl s put 1L0 etll.C It v. ill be presented
10 thile Blountitov. n (ir-, Council
Alsio bLein cnI lidel d jirc \ ictoi i
sirtl lainp, tfor I do nv. itl n. Price niiteri ,
and ithier detail. are belin s,'atherIed to hbe
pieenited tI, the ( it Councl for ilpprto .il
A\r, lIthv toilet in ithe plIniint sit-a e .
thie cle.dn iloi o lp to rlaCe. ou ide C alh:uin- Hop!itl jin nieimb r Do ll
Tra. or is ,S... rdiniini tr his pir oleci tol ia.u
a pe..Ice lul C I : ldo:..'i 1 a f-JI lorh l..iplil !"1 il., 'I
to enfol .
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It..ii Lilnice .iAppleC itatii'ti 10 Keep C.1litioun
Cr.iitl, Be..riiifuJl oI, piilitid llj i lie niLL
trJ ll i'.cepld el' do',lii,".
DINNER THE- TRE -E Planir, i '
iinder.;.., i, l the 3rd Ann- iil Blo ittsis ti
Aljrn 'tieCl Murdel Isier, Diniel Tlheitc ,
so ''el riu ed, o10 i .jd ."B ckt10 I J !.'.' o J
]i kL itn' !2,'d Iin'l e'
D ue ItOi po.puljr deI.-ind thie ih..'. '.. ll
iun foul nitht, Ftndai I tt 1" SarurLd.r.
NN.1. I. FridJ', N. 'I, -. nd S.Ilurd,',. No,
S' i Lside the hlistric Fink Gi, in at the
Patiiandle Piorneer Senlen.ment Ti. keiL p ipuce
1o he announced I i lli O on .sale L.iboL DJ',
'keek I Spt 1 1
Thi, niusLial prodii. lion iIll he seIt 1 it o
ol Blounttov. in' fa orite old luits. tJack
Drin e in .A jlha\s. the tars oft the shov.
Aill be local actiors ho \will pull out all tlhe
stops to keep l,ou entertained
Script writers. Anglie Hill and Kelli
Peacock. are current\ seeking stones from
folks % ho spent their nieit at Jack's Thei
:.ill mn \ tbese true tales with a little bit of
fiction and toss ii a murder to spice things
up a bit If ,iou ha,.e a Jack's storN to share.
email nes,,i,'thecounti record net or call
soL-i.iuS00 i please leae a message. Angle
and Kelli are also planiiiniL to hold store ,
gathering lunch meetings o\er the summer
-% ith air, one interested in sharing.
Proceeds from the production go to
Blounttstoin Main Street, an organization
\ ith a mission to reitalize do\\nto\ n
Bloutnisito-m. ii ine of it the biggest fundraiers
aed Itl the dinner theater i, the .ileit
iii.wction TIns X,ear it ts beitI e\painded tio
llt four iinlihls s ol anything from
books to art ito 'acation hole lii siis ari
needed to help rjise monioi for tihe doi nito ', n
Call 'i -ii.1 ',i i i LIou '. iitld like to doiite
,onicidung tIo the silent uicLioni

The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL
POSTMASTER: Send address corrections
to: P.O. Box 536. Bristol, FL 32321.


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Motorcycle Poker Run
10 a.m., starting at Blountslown City Hall

Duck Race
2p.m. at Lake Hilda

- ---- -
Eastern Star Pancake Breakfast
7-9 a.m.. Masonic Lodge, Hwy. 20 West in Blountslown
Dance, 6 1- m 4merican Legion Hall in BIlounilo"i n




Emiiid/ tfo & Toni Ifill
* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a m. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Calhoun County Children's Coalition, 1 p.m.. the Calhoun County Library
* Altha Boy Scouts. 5 30 p.m.. Altha Volunteer Fire Department
* Blountstown Lions Club. 6 p.m.. Apalachee Restaurant
* AA. 6-30 p.m. Liberly Co. Courthouse west side entrance
* Red Level Lodge #134 7 p.m.. 5602 Alliance Rd.. Marianna
* Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept.. 7 p.m.. voting house

S1'In k EI 'Flaicn, ' 'i s
* Calhoun County Girl Scout Troop 579, 5.30-7 p m. V T rNeal C..ic Cenler
* AA 6.30 pm LibCny Co C'ounhouse iwesi side enirancel
* Bristol Lions Club. 7 p mr Apalachee Re-taurani
* Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p m. Dixie Lodge
* Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p r,. Veter ann Miemorial Parkl Civic Center


Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321
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* Weight Loss Support Group, 1 30i p rn Shell.rn P .rk. L.brar,
* Bridle Club 3 o :. rp m .'l. r in.: [' Par. C .i : Center
* AA. p rn ,'alhciun Co'unt, (11 ,-g 1 Blid 7a~SI dIoo r, in Iroini l j il

Magnolia VFD 6 p rn Fire Houic.
Mossy Pond VFD. 7 Fire H,.ui-
AA 7 p nm- tbacemenl ': Ca.lhun Co'Juniv Ccurtlhl:,u~

'D,1iiz '.1 tiA-T CoIIns -.iitc & Ta iiiIztii AMlcilii
Dance, 6 12 p mn. Legi,,'n Hall rin Bunf-t.oitn

TA I-L0 EVENTS10t t L/
d9 1_, EVENTS



Benefit Bog-In in

Altha on June 28
The (-'alhotin Counnp., Di\!e \Youth Leji-iie.
alont; '. ilit the tol i .' t Alti.h .ill hold j
betilht bLo.-ii Sjtliid.,,. June 2s ,tt the Altlj
Re reatiotln Park Il,,'ted north ot \Attlt.i in
I-Hi h '.a -, 1I and Bodil rd-O-le _b)-, Road
The g.attes ill open .it 2 pm Tl he Io -in
%ill start ja 4 p nim iCT).
DL). iOii,, .i il include .. 4-6 C, lider.
;'Heel Lh .,1' i ai- .inld iiil 'i.i1 J I a ind
ll:r' .44 d:. OpIr Illc l Il",liO ltlrll C\cp[

LuLier 2 lci I.II tree The itrucLk eli, tee i;
$ ii. Tliete i_. lh t',, j,. oit tol .ill ,:lj .11e1
A\l prucc.-eds .', ill behi. tilie (.Calholiii

Duck, Daze L fu ndrail Lvser

set for June 21 in Btown
.There" il ldr e pleni t o tf food di i' 'ind
\\el Brt ni' te [I'j il, id l, u.irl i L ,chirc l -
arid eClip [lie sho\\

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signature of Florida Governor
Charlie Crist on June 12, Chipola
College is officially a State
The signing ceremony was held
in the Mattie Kelley Fine Arts
Center at Okaloosa-Walton College
in Niceville.
Chipola is one ofnine community
colleges in the State College pilot
project for Florida community
colleges which offer four-year
degrees. The list of State Colleges
include: Chipola College, Daytona
Beach College, Edison College,
Indian River College, Miami Dade
College, Okaloosa-Walton College,
Polk College, Santa Fe College and
St. Petersburg College.
Chipola president Dr. Gene
Prough, said, "This is an important
day in the life of Chipola College.
As a state college, we will be able
to expand our offerings to provide
more opportunities to the people in
our district and beyond."
State Colleges are established
in Senate Bill 1716 which creates
the new Florida College System
consisting of institutions that
grant 2-year and 4-year academic
degrees. The bill was initiated
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by dignitaries including Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and Rep.
Marti Coley.

Sansom, R-Destin. "We are
appreciative ofGov. Crist's interest
in this important legislation," said
Sansom. "As a result of this new
law, nine community colleges will
be eligible to expand more easily
the number of bachelor's degree
programs they offer. This means
more students in Florida will be
able to access higher education
degrees, especially in academic
areas where the demand for
educated workers is exceeding the
supply. We expect these programs
to be more affordable and cost-
effective than those at the state
university level-and that's another
benefit to both the taxpayers and
the students."
The newly-created Florida
College System is a middle-tier
system of higher education which
is expected to maximize student
access to baccalaureate degrees,
respond to community needs for
postsecondary education, and
provide the degrees that best meet
Florida's employment needs.
The bill creates the Florida
College System Task Force,
comprised of community college
presidents and others with expertise
in higher education in Florida,
to develop recommendations for
establishing and funding state
colleges, including a program
approval process for new

baccalaureate degree programs, a
funding model that ensures cost-
effective delivery with substantial
savings to the student and the
state over the cost of providing
degrees at state universities, and
identification of geographic and
academic areas of need for degree
State colleges are prohibited
from using the term "university"
and from granting graduate degrees.
Intercollegiate athletics for state
colleges will remain at the two-
year level. State Colleges also must
provide cost-effective delivery
with substantial savings over state
university system costs.
Chipola College was founded
in 1947 to provide the first two
years of college and workforce
programs for residents of the
five-county district of Calhoun,
Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and
Washington Counties.
College president Dr. Gene
Prough said, "Chipola has been
providing opportunities to the
people of this area since 1947. I
am so proud that, 61 years later,
we are still working to expand the
opportunities for our students."
For information about Chipola's
four-year programs, call the New
Baccalaureate Hotline (850)
718-2492, or visit: www.chipola.

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Two local county
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Small County Coalition annual
conference held at the Governor's
Club in Tallahassee.
The two spoke with Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Alex
Sink and met with Rep. Marti
Coley and Sen. Al Lawson.
They joined commissioners
from around the state gathered
for the June 11 meeting to find
out how actions taken at the.last
legislative session will impact
"What's going to most
affect Liberty County is
that our lobbyist was able to
get $277,000 in landfill and
recycling monies," Stoutamire
He credited the efforts of Rep.
Coley for going to the Speaker
of the House on the last day of
the legislative session to get
funding doubled from $5 million
to $10 million to help counties
affected by Amendment 1. That
money will be split among 31 or
32 small counties, he said.
During a meeting with fellow
commissioners Friday morning
in Bristol, Stoutamire said he
emphasized the need for-them
to attend such meetings.
He stressed that it was critical
that the county officials take
part in the coalition. "We need
county representatives to go
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some input. If we do that, our
voice will be heard," he said.
Dan Wyrick said one of the
day's sessions focused on how
counties would be affected
by recent laws passed by the
"One of those that will affect
us the most is the change on the
Value Adjustment Board," he
said. The board, which hears
challenges by citizens on their
property taxes, was previously
made up of three county
commissioners and two school
board members and the county
attorney. "Now, it's two county
commissioners, one school
board member and two at-large
members from the county,"

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commission will select one and
the school board will select
one." There is, however, one
catch. The two new members
can't be related to anyone on
the Value Adjustment Board,
which could make the selection
difficult in small communities
like Calhoun and Liberty. The
board will also be required to
hire an outside attorney.
Last year, only one citizen in
Calhoun County was scheduled
to go before the board but
he failed to show up for the
meeting, said Wyrick.
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the oldest jail in the state just
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Calhoun Jail have been delayed
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inmates are building a new
dorm to house 30 to 45 more
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and cut costs by building a dorm
to meet the needs of the jail right
now," he said.
Both men agree that the fight
for local funding is tougher
than it's ever been and county
officials should make the most of
state meetings to make contacts
and learn more ways to help
their communities.

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Family with local ties coping in

aftermath of China earthquake

by Jenny Yoder Graber
We are fairly adventurous people when
it comes to traveling. We lived in New York
City for three years after we were married,
and loved it. But Chad had China stuck on
his heart andwanted to return there to teach
English. We moved to Chengdu, China in the
fall of 2004 and began learning Chinese.
Chad started teaching English six months
later Both being raised in the country, we
wanted to get out of the city and live in a
more rural area. We heardof an opportunity
to teach English at a small college in the
town of Wenchuan, about 4-5 hours by bus
from Chengdu where we were living. We
moved on August 15, 2007, joining two
other foreigners who were also teaching
English there: Vicki and Claude The air
was clean and fresh. The river cut through
the mountains that. surrounded us, and
everywhere we looked we found something
interesting. We loved being there! We had
committed to teach one year before our move
back to America, and were really enjoying TOP: Stu
the interaction with students. It was one of ABOVE:
the best experiences of our lives! We were first three
in the last semester of the year when an
earthquake changed everything.
Monday, May 12,2:30 PM- The morning had been
a rather stressful one, so after lunch I lay down for a nap
while Matthew, our two-year-old son, was sleeping. Chad
was relaxing a bit after teaching his morning class, and
was reading in the living room. I was suddenly awakened
from my nap by shaking it felt like the earth was jumping
up and down, and I heard loud banging of the foundations
beneath me. I decided after it didn't stop that this was an
earthquake and not just a bad dream.
I panicked, because I didn't know what to do. Chad
stayed very calm and told me to just get down by a wall.
I ran over next to him and we huddled by one of the
structural walls, and waited for the shaking to end.... 2
minutes is a long time.... and cried over and over again,
"Jesus, save us!" Chad felt that Matthew was as safe
as he could be in his room, since he was sleeping in a

rdents camped out on the sports field in homemac
The Grabers made fashioned their own little tent

Pack-n-Play that was also up against a weight-bearing
wall. As the shaking began to stop, the electricity went
out and then the dust from the nearby landslides rose up
in the air, covering the sunlight. It was pitch black, and
we fumbled our way through the house to get Matthew,
who was awake now and crying, "Daddy, Daddy, broke...
DADDY!" Fortunately, nothing from above had fallen
down and we were able to get Matthew and calm him
down. What a relief to all be together! I wanted to get
out of the building, afraid that the six floors above would
come crashing down on us any minute.
On our way out we grabbed our shoes and keys, and
fortunately the door opened without a problem. By this
time the dust was settling a .bit to allow the sunlight
through; the sky had a strange greenish color that soon
shifted to a dusty haze. People were running out of the
buildings and getting into small groups. Thick dust

S -. covered everyone and everything and we
watched / heard the mountain sliding
S down close to our house, and also across the
river on the other side. Fortunately no big
rocks fell near us! Every one just roamed
around in a semi-panic /'dazed state, calling
out names of their loved ones.
i We found Claude, but he didn't know
:.. f where Vicki was. I was afraid that she was
trapped in her house, and Chad and Claude
went to look for her, but couldn't find her. At
times like this, you begin to think about how
S we should communicate with each other and
know what is going on in.each other's lives.
:, Soon Vicki showed up, dirty and dusty, but
; OK. She and Claude's apartments were in an
I- older building and they didn't fare as well.
Their houses looked pretty much like they
were about to fall down. We didn't realize
how lucky we were that our building was
still in decent shape.
We all finally made our way to the sports
field where we ended up staying for the
e tents. rest of our time in Wenchuan. The students
after the seemed relieved, but not really understanding
the implications of the earthquake, huddled
in groups. Some of them attempted to tell
me that everything would be OK and to not
worry. I felt like I knew too much about life to believe that
everything would be all peachy. I knew that it was likely
that the landslides could block the river, causing flooding.
I knew that the landslides had blocked the roads and we
were stuck in Wenchuan for who-knows-how-long. I knew
that without electricity there would be no water. I knew
that the situation could be very bad. But at this point,
most of the students were in a "we're OK" state of mind.
Students raided the campus shops, celebrating at the free
ice-cream and noodles and lollipops they had gotten. I
stored up as much as was given to us, thinking that we
might need food later on. We all just sat there in the open
field and waited for instructions from someone.
Towards evening the students began building make-
shift tents, since rain looked imminent. Someone helped
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Fellowship & Events
GOD Agape Assembly of
God will be having barbecue
chicken on Friday, June 20 from
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On June 21, Agape Assembly
of God will have a yard sale and
chicken dinner.
The church is located on the
comer of Hwy. 12 S. and Hwy.
July 4 Community Celebration
Service will be held on Sunday,
June 29 at Lake Mystic Baptist
Church on Hwy. 12 S in Bristol..
The service will begin at 6 p.m.
Come and join us for a time of
celebration and worship in song.
Vacation Bible
Bible Clubs
Blountstown United Methodist
Church invites all children to
ride the wave of God's love at
their Vacation Bible School,
Beach Party: Surfin' Through
the Scriptures. The fun begins
Monday, June 23 and ends
Friday, June 27 from 8:30 -
11:30 a.m.
This program is a celebration
of God's love and a chance for
children to learn new Beach-
Be-Attitudes. Each lesson will
be supported with Bible stories,
science activities, songs, crafts,
games, and snacks.
Meet us at the Blountstown
United Methodist Church to be
a part of the Beach Party:Surfin'
Through the Scriptures.
For more information, call
the church office at 674-8254.
Bristol Pentecostal Holiness
Church will be participating in
God's Big Backyard, "Where
kids will have a blast serving
Jesus," from June 22 -25. Get
ready for and outdoor adventure
that starts in your own backyard
and gets bigger each day as
kids take the love of Jesus
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communities. We will have
our kickoff starting on Sunday
evening, at 5 p.m. and continue
on Monday Wednesday nights
from 6 to 8:15 p.m.
In God's Big Backyard, kids
will participate in the excitement
of Backyard Bash, experience
God's word at Backyard Bible
Club, meet real-life servants
at Community Corner, plus
explore and create.through
fun-filled crafts and games.
At the end of each evening
we will all meet back together
for a Backyard cookout! Just
step outside, take a look over
your fence, and help kids
discover how much fun they
can have serving in God's Big
Your kids won't want to miss
this adventure in God's Big
Backyard! Make plans now to
attend. We will have our kickoff
starting on Sunday evening, at
5 p.m. and continue on Monday
- Wednesday nights from 6 to
8:15 p.m.
For more information,
please call Heather Willis or
Sandra Willis at 643-5886 or
CHURCH All first through
fifth graders are invited to a
Bible School at the Hosford and
Telogia Game Room, located
20960 NE Burlington Road in
Telogia, on June 24-27 from 10
to 11:30 a.m. L.I.F.E. Ministries
will be hosting a mission group
from Kentucky to come and
share, with our young people.
Transportation is available on
Corinth Baptist Church's van.
For more information call
Beckie Black at 379-8442 or
Darreyl Duggar at 228-2601
to arrange pickup or with any

Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude for all the
food, visits, flowers and phone calls we received after the passing of
Wanda Reddick. We also deeply thank anyone who has ever prayed,
fasted, or kept Wanda in their thoughts during her battle with cancer.
We are heartened to know that this community loved Wanda as much
as she loved it. We'd like to especially thank the staff of the Liberty
County School Board for their generosity, the many members of the
Bristol Church of God for their love and support, and the staff of Big
Bend Hospice for the incredible service they provided to Wanda. In
her last few months, some of the things she missed most were simple
activities we all do every day and often take for granted from
working to even washing dishes. We hope, in her memory, people will
stop and take the time to truly appreciate such simple things. Again
thank you for all the love and support everyone has so generously
given to us during this time.
The Family of Wanda Reddick

to a theme park is a day of
choices. The choices we make
in a theme park will determine
the kind of day we'll have. But
the big and little choices we
make every day will determine
what kind of lives we'll have,
our relationship with those
around us, and ultimately
our relationship with God.
At SonWorld Adventure Park
VBS, your kids will meet
various people who encountered
Jesus and discover how they
responded to Him.
At SonWorldAdventure Park,
there's no height requirement,
the lines are short and everyone
gets a good view of the parade.
But hold on to your hats and
glasses, because its sure to be a
life-changing ride!
Grab your passport to
adventure and join us on June
22-26, from 6:30-8:45 p.m.
nightly, at Page PondAssembly
of God Church, located on
Murcock Drive near Shelton's
Corner. Each night will feature
exciting Bible adventures,
delicious theme park snacks,
wild (and sometimes wet)
outdoor games, and creative
crafts. Call 762-8423 for more
information about this fun-filled
week of VBS!
Prayer Meetings
Liberty Community Prayer
Band will hold prayer service
Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.
(ET) at the home of Sister Ella
M. Howard.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
call 643-2332.

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us build a tent and we huddled inside with
Vicki, Claude, and some students. Night
came along with a light rain and I became
even more terrified as large tremors hit and
caused more rock slides on the mountains
all around us. The darkness prevented
me from seeing what was going on but I
could hear that the mountains were falling.
Would we be covered with rocks and dirt
by morning? At some point during the
night, Vicki (a fellow Believer) suggested
that we sing. I felt too fearful to sing and
praise God. I felt ashamed at my small
amount of trust in God at that time. But as
we sang, my spirit calmed a bit.
One of the students, Tom*, stayed
with us that night (and every night after).
He was a friend from when we first
arrived in Wenchuan. As we sat in the
tent, each absorbed in our silent fears
and wonderings, Tom said, "I think now
I believe that there is a God. After this I
will have religion." It seemed that many
people were thinking seriously about their
lives at this time. We all tried to settle
down for some rest. Many of the students
sat up all night, leaning on each other,
because of lack of space. Matthew seemed
pretty scared, and would only calm down
when he was lying on Chad's or my chest,
listening to us sing. For some reason the
song, Away In a Manger, came to our
minds. Maybe because we also felt that we
had no place to lay our son. Even though
I had a spot to lie down part of the night, I
still only slept about 5 minutes there was
too much on my mind. I couldn't wait for
the morning light!

Tuesday, May 13 We-awoke to
discover that we had indeed survived the
night! Praise God for that. It rained all
day, turning all the dust to mud. Our tent
leaked. My stomach was in knots and
churning quite a bit! Being three and a
half months pregnant, I knew I needed to
eat for the baby's sake, but I could hardly
bring myself to. I collected the dripping
rain water from the tarp, in case we would
be there for a long time and ran out of
water to wash with. Maybe we could
even boil it for drinking if needed. The
students laughed at me, thinking that we
wouldn't run out of water. They still didn't
understand the gravity of the situation.
Chad went with Vicki and Claude to their
houses to retrieve things. The back wall of

their apartment building had fallen down,
and they were afraid of looting a real
concern. Their apartment building was
much worse than ours, so they put their
things in our house;'Letting Chad out
of my sight for this long was terrifying!
Matthew went along on one of those trips
to the house and was distressed because:
"Matthew's house broke... Amess... Daddy
cried.... Matthew cried." It was very hard
for him. He didn't like seeing his house
in that condition and couldn't understand
why he couldn't stay there.
In moments when the rain let up,
students poured out of the tents, looking
for items to make their tents more stable.
The camps got destroyed as students took
desks, chairs, doors, stage curtains, bulletin
boards, beautiful paintings from the art
dept., branches from the trees, etc.... for
tent-building. But, in a time like this, does
it matter? I also went out and found a few
"toys' for Matthew some colored pencils
and paper (some student's homework),
different colored bottle caps.... he was
happy for them and the other little boys
wanted to come and play too. As the day
and the rain wore on, the mood became
depressed and quiet. The night was damp
and miserable. A teacher invited Matthew
and I to sleep in the front seat of her car. I
was a bit worried about being separated
from Chad, but everything turned out fine.
In a car, you can't feel the tremors as much,
so I actually slept a bit.

Wednesday, May 14 -A sunny
day, so more positive moods all around!
Major scavenging and tent-building
today. There were some pretty creative
tents on the sports field! Lots of trees and
branches were hacked down for firewood
for cooking. The school opened up a deep
well (by our apartment on the opposite
side of the campus) and students used
buckets and containers of all kinds to haul
water back to their tents. I had no idea
that there was a well with clean water a
very good sign for us. (Later, people from
Wenchuan town and other villages came
to the college for water too) They also got
a generator hooked up to the well, and
hooked a fire hose to the end of it. The
water was on at certain times of the day,
and there would be long lines of students

waiting. The school hauled out the large
woks (maybe 20 gallon size) from the
cafeteria and set them up for making xi
fan rice porridge for the students. They
were getting set up for the long haul.
Chad took me back to our house for
the first time to take a look around and
get some items to use in our tent. I also
changed my clothes for the first time it
felt so good. I could hardly stay there in
the house..... feelings of panic urged me to
quickly get my things and get out. Chad
and Matthew felt differently about being
in the house it brought them peace and
security. I realized that we each dealing
with the trauma differently and that we
needed sensitivity for how the other was
working through the grief.
Our tent was full of loud noisy students
and getting warmer by the minute, so we
looked for a quiet shady spot for Matthew's
nap. We took our shoes off to let our feet
breathe, and Matthew giggled with delight
- the first laugh since the earthquake. It did
my heart good. I combed my hair for the
first time what mess!! Army helicopters
flew over for the first time. The students
were sure that they'd land there on the
sports field. We cleared a spot and put out
a big red X. The helicopters just circled
around..... the students were thoroughly
depressed! I was happy that at least the
Army had seen us and knew where we
When the earthquake first happened, I
thought that surely we'd be directly flown
out by helicopter. The longer it went, the
more I thought that was a nice thought,
but that we would be there for the long
haul and eventually bussed out with the
rest of the students. Why did I think I was
more special than anyone else? These
kinds of situations bring out the best and
worst in people. I found that I was really
struggling to trust God completely in this
situation and was focusing on my own
personal safety more than in the needs
of others. How humbling to see the ugly
side of myself come out. I prayed that God
would forgive me, and help me to be more
thoughtful of others. We also thought a lot

about our families today surely they must
have heard by now that Wenchuan was in
an earthquake (yet we still did not know
how big the earthquake was, and that we
were so near the epi-center. Sometimes
no news is helpful!). We had no way to
communicate with anyone no cell phone
service, no interest. We prayed for much
grace and strength for them!
In the afternoon, someone found an
extra tarp, and so we built our own tent.
The other one was too crowded and this
would give us a bit more privacy. Chad
and Vicki laid a board across some tree
branches, and then stretched a tarp across
that. We put on side panels of bed sheets
to close it in a bit. I was helping dig a little
trench at the back of the tent for rain water
when I felt a little pain in my abdomen.
With the stress of just surviving, I forgot
for a while that I was pregnant. I just
prayed that God would protect this baby,
since I was not in the position to be overly
cautious and careful about my lifestyle at
that time. Then I let someone else finish
the trench. Our little family, Vicki, Tom,
and his friend Sarah all slept in the tent that
night. It was rather cozy and much quieter,
but I still had an unsettled sleep, since there
were several tremors. Lying with my ear
right close to the ground, I could always
hear / sense the rumbling before the tremor
ever started. It was nice, in some ways, to
have the warning.
The biggest blessing of the day was that
a few people were receiving connections
with their cell phones. We gave some
phone numbers of our Chengdu friends
to one teacher whose phone worked, and
she kept trying to call for us. Around 9:30
p.m. she came over to our tent and said,
"I got through and told your friend that
you are safe." With language barriers, we
could only hope that we had understood
her correctly and that soon our family and
friends would know that we were alive!
Thank you God!
Thursday, May 15 Another sunny
day. That's good, but it made the afternoons
so hot! It was also windy, so it blew a lot
of dust around.
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MaceyAnne Barber celebrated
her first birthday on March 30
with a Winnie the Pooh birthday
party. She is the daughter
of Link and Elaine Barber of
Rock Bluff. Her grandparents
are Joe and Esther Alford of
Blountstown and Dexter and
Gabra Barber of Bristol. Her
great-grandparents are Estelle
Vickery of Blountstown, Vella
Rankin of Bristol, and Gordy
Barber of Rock Bluff. Macey
enjoys playing with her sister
Meredith's toys, riding the
four-wheeler with her daddy,
and going to Ms. Joanne's.

Meredith Lain Barber
celebrated her fifth birthday on
May23 with a butterfly birthday
party. She is the daughter
of Link and Elaine Barber of
Rock Bluff. Her grandparents
are Joe and Esther Alford
of Blountstown and Dexter
and Gabra Barber of Bristol.
Her great-grandparents are
Estelle Vickery of Blountstown,
Vella Rankin of Bristol, and
Gordy Barber of Rock Bluff.
Meredith enjoys playing with
her cousins, going swimming,
and going to church.

Mary Beth Brown celebrated
her eighth birthday on June
14. She is the daughter of
Doyle and Beth Brown of
Blue Creek. Her grandparents
are Bob and Ruth Pickron
of Bristol and Pharist and
Pauline Brown of Blue Creek.
Mary Beth enjoys school; she
loves her teacher, Ms. Casey
Peacock. She always gives
her all. She is very patriotic
-and is proud to share her
birthday with Flag Day.


Alexa Phillips is celebrating
her eighth birthday on June 24.
She is the daughter of Susan
Phillips of Tallahassee. Her
grandparents are Margaret and
Tommy Pinson of Tallahassee
and R.L. and Bobbie Phillips of
Altha. Her great-grandparents
are Annie Bell Buchanan
of Tallahassee and Clyde
Buchanan of Graceville. Alexa
will be in the third grade at
George W.Munroe Elementary
in Quincy. She likes swimming,
riding her bike and playing
soccer and softball.

Jacob Hansford will celebrate
his fifth birthday on Friday,
June 20. He will celebrate
his birthday with a Nascar
party. He is the son of Jolene
Hazelwood of Tallahassee
and Brian Hansford of Altha.
His grandparents are Janice
and Bill Graham, the late
Nancy Melton, and Karen and
Ricky Hansford, all of Altha.
His great-grandparents are
the late Betty Jean Melton,
Dewey Melton, LV Hansford,
and the late Harold Hansford,
all of Altha.

Branton Rocky Vickery
celebrated his 12th birthday
on June 5-7 when his mother,
Glenda Sue Vickery, treated
Branton and his friend, Brian,
with three days of fun at Fun
Zone in Dothan, AL, the movie
Indiana Jones, and swimming.
Branton also celebrated with a
second party at the home of
his grandparents, Rocky and
Glenda Vickery, with his Aunt
Becky, and friends Susan
and Blaine Barfield. Branton
enjoyed receiving presents
and his favorite gift these days
- cash!

Athletes earn national honors


MARIANNA-Chipola pitcher
Brook Muth was named to NJCAA
Division I Softball All American
Second Team. Infielder Carolyn
Moore named to NJCAA Division I
Softball All American Third Team.
The Lady Indians won the
Panhandle Conference Championship
and made it to the FCCAA State
Chipola Pitcher and infielder Adam
Duvall was named to the NJCAA
Division I Baseball World Series All
Tournament Team.
The Chipola Indians repeated as
FCCAA State Baseball Champions
and returned to the JUCO College
World Series for a second straight

RIGHT-BrookMuth, NJCAA Division
I SoftballAllAmerican Second Team
selection; Carolyn Moore, NJCAA
Division I Softball All American
Third Team pick and Adam Duvall, a
member of NJCAA Baseball World
Series All Tournament Team.

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Bruner, Lord to exchange vows

Mike and Phyllis Lord of Al-
tha and William Bruner of Rocky
Creek and Jennifer Jeffrey of
Milton are proud to announce
the marriage of their children,
Joshua and Kelly. Josh and Kelly
were united in marriage in a pri-
vate ceremony on June 7, 2008 at
Altha United Methodist Church
in Altha.
Maternal grandparents are
Edna Lord of Altha and the late
Emmett Lord of Marianna; Viv-
ian Cole of Altha and the late
Charles "Tobe" Branton of Al-
tha. Paternal grandparents are
Dolly Davis of Rocky Creek and
the late Ben Bruner of Donald-
sonville, GA; Janice Hansford of
Marianna and Emmanuel Hires
of Blountstown.
Kelly is the 2005 graduate of
Florida State University with a
degree in criminology and is cur-
rently working as a probation of-
ficer in Bay County.
Josh is currently serving as a
corporal in the United States Ma-
rine Corps. Josh is taking classes
at Corry Station in Pensacola.
The newlyweds plan on resid-
ing at Camp Pendleton Marine

CorpsBasein Oceanside, CAafter
Josh returns from his second tour
of Duty overseas next summer.
A reception hosted by their
parents will be held in their hon-

or at the Altha Community Cen-
ter on July 12 at 5 p.m. CST. All
family and friends are invited to
attend and honor Mr. and Mrs.
Joshua Bruner.

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Whole Child Project to be.

topic of June 25 presentation
The Liberty County Children's Coalition in collaboration with
the Liberty County Juvenile Justice Council is pleased to invite
the public to attend a presentation by Representative Loranne
Ausley on the Whole Child Project, Wednesday, June 25 at 1 p.m.
at Veterans Memorial Community Center.
What is Whole Child? The Whole Child Project is not another
program, but a philosophy that uses strategic planning, web-based
technology, performance measurement and broad-based community
engagement to build communities where everyone works together
to make sure children thrive.
This Philosophy:
Starts early before conception.
*Provides continuous support to parents.
*Is grounded in the family.
*ls holistic, considering the physical, economic, social, cultural
and spiritual environment in which the child lives.
*Creates a "no wrong door" culture whereby service providers
are committed to building collaborative service delivery
networks instead of competitive, single strategy agencies and
*Builds a partnership across all sectors of our society whose
activities impinge on the lives of children.
*Provides state funding to ensure fairness, equity, and consistent
What is a Whole Child?
*Attains physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being.
*Experiences strong, positive family attachment,
*Interacts constructively in a social context,
*Has a sense of hope, and
*Lives in an environment that encourages him/her to succeed.
What is a Whole Child Community?
*All children should have the opportunity to grow to be healthy,
contributing members of society,
*Parents have primary responsibility for raising their children,
The community is a partner with parents in this endeavor,
*The community must pay attention to all dimensions ofa child's
and its parents' well-being."
Please join your local coalition as we explore how to make
Liberty County a better place for our children. There will also
be displays from other agencies that serve the children of our
For more information, please call Peggy Howland at 643-2415
Ext 227.

Vickery earns doctoral degree

Glenda Sue
Vickery received an
Education Doctorate
degree in Curriculum
& Instruction with I
a major in Public
and Educational "
Leadership from the
University of West
Florida. Dr. Thomas
Kramer, Chair of
the Department of
Professional and Community
Leadership bestowed the honor
and performed the hooding
ceremony upon the doctoral
graduate during a commencement
service held May 6.
Dr. Vickery's research and
dissertation, which has been
chosen for publication, is entitled
"Attitudes of High School
Educators in Jackson County,
Florida Toward Inclusion." The
results revealed that there are
selected areas in which educators
feel they need more instruction
and training; however, statistical
analysis displayed that inclusion of
special education students into the
regular education classroom has
been for the most part, a positive
experience for all concerned.
Vickery is.the daughter of
Rocky and Glenda Vickery, the
mother of Branton Vickery, and
the sister of Becky Vickery, all
of Blountstown, Florida. She is

the granddaughter
of the late Florene
Branton, Raymond
SBranton, Maggie-
.... Lou Branton, and
.'.-,'. Pansy Vickery
^ McCormick.
Vickery is a 1978
graduate of Altha
High School. She
states that even
though it took her 30
years, as life has a tendency to get
in the way of our plans, she always
wanted to be like Jethro Bodine of
the Beverly Hillbillies, and "go all
the way in her education."
An excerpt from the dedication
page of her publication states:
This journey, as most things in
my life, has been challenging. My.
family's unconditional love and
support has been steadfast.
To my father who helped me
believe that I had the ability to
achieve, to my mother who assisted
in making this dream a reality, to
my son who made sacrifices and
provided encouragement, and to
my sister, who is both mentally
and physically challenged, has
unconsciously motivated each
discovery along this journey. She
has always been my inspiration.
He endurance and unyielding
spirit, inspires me to work to make
the public school system a better
placefor all students.




FPU sponsors pilot program to teach

f conservation to middle school students

Liberty School Board receives
over $8,000 in forestry receipts
At the May meeting of the Liberty County School Board, Steve
Oswalt, representative from Florida Department of Forestry,
presented a check in the amount of $8,256.95 to School
Superintendent David Summers. This payment reflects the
distribution of the Tate's Hell and Lake Talquin State Forest
receipts for fiscal year 2006-07.

S.W.A.T. sports camps set
Liberty County S.W.A.T. in conjunction with the Liberty County
Recreation Department will be conducting sports camps the weeks
of June 16-20 and June 23-27.
Basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball camps will be, held
during these weeks.
Basketball for ages 6-13 will be conducted June 16-20 at Tolar
Middle School from 3-5 p.m. daily.
Basketball for ages 13-17 will be held June 16-20 at Tolar
Middle School from 6-8 p.m. daily.
Softball for ages 6-13 will be held June 16-20 at Memorial
Park from 3-5 p.m. daily.
Softball for ages 14-17 will be held at the Liberty County High
School Field June 23-27 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Volleyball for ages 6-13 will be held at Tolar Middle School
June 23-27 from 3-5:30 p.m.
Volleyball for ages 14-17 will be held at the Liberty County
High School June 23-27 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Baseball for ages 6-13 will be held at Memorial Park June
23-27 from 3-5:30 p.m.
Baseball for ages 14-17 will be held at Memorial Park June
23-27 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Basic fundamentals of sports will be taught and anti-tobacco
education will be presented.
There is no cost for the camps. Further information can be
attained by calling the Liberty County Recreation-Department

Soccer tournament, health clinic set

Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park
The Liberty County Health Department Healthy Communities,
Healthy Peoples program, and the Jackson County Health
Department "Closing the Gap" Cardiovascular Disease Program
in conjunction with the Liberty County Recreation Department
is sponsoring a Cardiovascular Health Through Physical Activity
Program this Sunday, June 22 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Veterans
Memorial Park in Bristol.
Health Programs will be conducted along with a single
elimination soccer tournament.
The tournament is for adult teams 18 and older and will be
limited to the first 8 teams to register (no entry fee).
For more information contact Joe Ferolito at the Liberty County
Recreation Department at 643-2175.

All-Stars to play in Chattahoochee Friday
The Liberty County Dixie Youth Baseball Major All-Stars will
play their opening game in the District Tournament Friday night
in Chattahoochee.
Liberty County will meet Havana at 7 p.m. in the first round
game. Liberty County will play Quincy in the tournament Monday
at 7 p.m.

of its continuing effort to
educate consumers about the
importance of conservation,
Florida Public Utilities (FPU)
is sponsoring eco-friendly
curriculum in a Marianna
middle school classroom.
The LivingWise Program is
designed to educate students on
the importance of conservation
and empower families to make
environmentally friendly
The 21 Marianna students
enrolled in LivingWise
are employing a variety of
skills as they move through
the program. In addition to
learning about conservation,
.students are asked to complete
measurement exercises and
math equations.
Through carefully designed
lesson plans that meet state
teaching standards, students
and teachers discuss the
significance of natural
resources, what part they play
in our everyday lives, and
why it is important to become
energy efficient. For instance,
the program illustrates the use
of math skills in the real world
as students measure the savings
generated from installation of
low flow showerheads and
calculate energy cost savings

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New classes on

success offered at

Calhoun Library
from the Calhoun County
Public Library
The Calhoun County Public
Library Director, Rita Maupin has
hired Jeanie Whittaker Gargiulo
as the new Coordinator/Lead
Instructor of the Family Learning
She will offer classes on
Saturday, June 21 and 28 on Filling
Out An Application, Interviewing
Success, and Professional Dress
from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Please call Jeanie to sign up:
Thanks to the Department of
Education and Vista.

of replacing traditional light
bulbs with compact fluorescent
light (CFL) bulbs.
LivingWise is designed
to engage families in the
quest to conserve the planet's
natural resources. Each
student is provided with a
Resource Action Kit to create
a more energy-efficient and
environmentally friendly home.
The kit includes various items
including a high efficiency
showerhead, a CFL bulb and an
energy cost calculator.Through
in-class training, students
learn how to utilize the many
tools in the kit and relay the
information they learned to
their families. Families are
encouraged to learn about
how each device conserves
resources and reduces utility
During the last stage of the
program, students are asked to
report which tools were used
and which devices they may
not have installed. Not only
are individual home savings
calculated, but the collective

impact of all families is
FPU believes that educating
youth in conservation is
crucial as water becomes
more precious and energy
costs continue to escalate.
"Teenagers are notorious
energy wasters," said Joe Eysie,
conservation manager for
FPU. "Our goal is to give kids
the resources to understand the
significance of conservation
and adjust their daily habits."
.The pilot program is running
concurrently in Marianna and
FPU's Northeastern Division,
with a total of 53 participants.
Once it's completed and
results are analyzed, FPU will
determine how best to offer the
program to more students.
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coalition of public and private
colleges and universities
statewide that is dedicated to
promoting community service,
civic engagement, and service-
learning in higher education.
Campus Compact and the
EBV's partnering schools are
dedicated to providing service
to programs like EBV.
The bootcamp's goal
is to help veterans build a
professional network while.
developing the necessary skills

and knowledge associated with
creating and sustaining an
entrepreneurial venture. The
program is free for veterans
who meet certain requirements.
To learn more about it, visit
The graduation ceremony
will take place on Sunday at
5:30 p.m., at the Florida State
University Alumni Center .
It will be followed by dinner
and a presentation by the FSU
Color Guard.

Throughout the country,
military hospitals are filled with
wounded soldiers suffering
from disabilities sustained in
Iraq andAfghanistan. Keeping
these veterans going through
their tough rehabilitation
programs are their plans and
dreams for the future.
Thanks to the
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
for Veterans with Disabilities,
the dreams of many disabled
soldiers, sailors, airmen, and
marines are a step closer to
coming true as the veterans
get ready to complete the
program. Just look at Marine
veteran Michael Coker of
Ocala, who after graduating
from the bootcamp plans on
opening his own business in
real estate.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will
be the keynote speaker at
a graduation ceremony for
the students participating in
the program. The ceremony
will be held at Florida State
University one of several
schools partnered with the
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annual luncheon and workshop in Bristol

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.by Dan White, Liberty Co. BBH
Advisory Council Member, Bristol
Christian Church Pastor
Every year the Liberty County
Big Bend Hospice Advisory
Council helps to plan a hospice-
sponsored luncheon that serves
to bring awareness of the process
of grief, death and dying and the
resources that are available to
the residents of Liberty County
through Big Bend Hospice
(BBH). This year's luncheon took
place recently at the Apalachee
Restaurant in Bristol in the form
of a workshop for the teachers,
administrators, and support
staff of Liberty County schools.
Thirty-one faculty and staff who
attended the workshop received
Continuing Education Units as
well as some skills and insights
for effectively caring for students
who are dealing with the death
of loved ones and other types of
loss. Pam Mezzina of The Caring
Tree led the workshop.
The Caring Tree is an extension
program of BBH that specializes

in helping children and teens learn
to understand and cope with loss
in healthy ways by coordinating
with schools, churches, and
other community programs to
create safe, fun, and educational
opportunities for young people
and the adults around them. This
program and others like it are

becoming increasingly available
in rural areas through the efforts
of BBH. For more information
about The Caring Tree Program,
grief counseling, Alzheimer's
support, terminal illness, or BBH
services call (800) 772-5862 or
check out their the BBH Web site

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

Kimberly Vickery joins the Army
Kimberly J. Vickery has joined the United States'Army under the
Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women





Chipola College

gets high marks

on Accountability

Report for 2007
College is doing an outstanding
job of recruiting students and
preparing them for university
work or professional careers
according to the Florida Division
of Community Colleges' 2007
Accountability Report.
Chipola enrolled 42% of
the 927 district high school
graduates from 2005, exceeding
the state average of 31%. Chipola
recruited its two major ethnic
groups much more successfully
than most Florida community
colleges. African-American
students were recruited at a
45% rate, compared to 28%
statewide. White students
were recruited at a 41% rate,
exceeding the average rate of
30% statewide.
Chipola graduates also
outperformed other community
colleges graduates after
transferring to a state university.
Chipola'sl46 transfer students
earned an overall GPA of 3.30
in the SUS, which exceeded the
state average of 2.93.
Chipola also achieved success
with under-prepared students.
Chipola graduates who required
college prep/remedial courses
earned a 3.39 GPA in the SUS,
compared to a 2.87 GPA for
college prep transfers from
other community colleges.
Chipola's Vocational
Placement rate also was
outstanding for the 2004-05
school year. Placement is
defined as training-related
by virtue of related work,
continuing education, or
enlisted in the military. A total
of 233 students completed
Chipola's vocational programs
in 2004-05 with a 100 percent
placement rate. And all of the
93 vocational students who left
the college in 2004-05 without
completing their programs
were also designated as placed.
Correction Officer training was
the largest vocational program
with 80 graduates, followed
by Firefighting with 37 and
Nursing with 36 graduates.
Numbers from the State
Accountability report were
compiled in the latest issue of
Chipola Facts, a monthly report
published jointly by the Chipola
Offices of Development/
Planning and Information
Systems/Technology. Gail
Hartzog, ChipolaAssociate Dean
of Institutional Effectiveness
and Planning, says, "The
Accountability Report is one
of many reports which give
evidence that student learning
at Chipola compares favorably
with other colleges across the
state and nation."

Dear Citizens of Liberty County,
I am Gay Johnson Uzzell, the daughter of Peggy and
Jerry Johnson of Bristol. I am a single parent and de-
voted mother of three terrific children: Christy (18), Lu-
cas(15) and Cydney (11). I have enjoyed being a daugh-
ter, sister, friend, wife and mother throughout my life. I
have also been blessed to have been given the opportu-
nity to teach and be an administrator for over 23 years.
I have the drive, desire, energy and experience to lead
our students, families and employees in the right DIREC-
TION: to the top in academics, athletics, character and
citizenship. I know that many hours will be required to
accomplish this endeavor, and I am up to the challenge!"
Having been raised and educated in Liberty County,
having taught the children of our County, and having had
the dream to follow in my father's footsteps as Liberty
County Superintendent of Schools has instilled in me an
unbridled DEVOTION to our schools and our children. I
am committed to working tirelessly to give our children
the education they deserve.
After earning a B.S. Degree in Elementary Educa-
tion from Florida State University, I began teaching at
my alma mater: Bristol Elementary School, and received
excellent support,and guidance from the wonderful staff
there. My students at B.E.S. WERE and still ARE the
."apple of my eye."
I married an Air Force F-15 Fighter Pilot in 1989 while
I was a teacher in Panama City, FL During my time with
Bay County Schools, I was named as a "Teacher of the
Year," and the reading program I developed was high-
ly acclaimed throughout the district. I also earned my
Master's Degree in Reading Education from FSU while
there. We were later assigned to Bitburg, Germany,
where I taught with the Department of Defense Depen-
dent Schools (DoDDS). I fine-tuned my teaching skills
and was awarded the opportunity to share my classroom
management and student incentive plans with other
schools in the region. The Lord led us back to Panama
City FL, in 1994, and I worked at Merritt Brown Middle
School as an Exceptional Student Education Consultant,
Department Head, and Cheerleader Sponsor. This job
gave me my first educational leadership experience. In
1996 we were assigned to the Pentagon, and I taught
5th grade and later Reading in Fairfax County, VA: the

nation's #1 ranked school district. I was honored to be
selected to share my "Ravens Read" curriculum and
instructional television program (which I developed) with
teachers in the district's 32 other middle schools.
We were thrilled to receive an assignment at Eglin Air
Force Base in Okaloosa 2000. Again, I was
fortunate to be hired to teach children with special ed-
ucational needs. The following year I was selected to
teach and develop a school unique to Florida and the
nation for homeschooled students. It was named the
"Blended School". Students came to our public school
one day each week to receive science instruction at
wonderful "sites" such as the Gulfarium, the Gulf Breeze
Zoo, Niceville's Camp Timpoochee, and other locations
in Pensacola and Crestview. Our school soon grew from
14 students to over 500, and I was promoted to the po-
sition of the schools administrator. I was also asked to
be the Director for Okaloosa County's Pre-Kindergarten
program, serving over 200 three- and four-year-old chil-
dren. Our Pre-K staff implemented a unique curriculum
of teaching reading, writing, and math through science
and music and won national accolades. Running two
schools was a challenge, but it taught me how to man-
age over 700 students and nearly 100 employees with
guidance, compassion, fairness, discipline, and high ex-
Working with the #1 ranked school district in Florida
as a teacher and administrator was a dream come true
for me. I prayed many hours for God to lead me in the
right direction in his plan for my life. I was led to resign
from my position with Okaloosa County Schools to move
back "home," assist with the needs of my parents, and
seek the office of Superintendent of Schools in the place
I love so much.
We can all work together to put Liberty County "on the
map" as the # 1 school district in Florida and even the
nation by sheer DETERMINATION, pride, loyalty, and
hard work. I look forward to visiting with you in the near
future to discuss my plan for our schools and to gain
your valuable input.
I would greatly appreciate your vote and support and
any ideas or suggestions in helping me become elected
as Liberty County Superintendent of Schools and taking
our children to the TOP!

Sincerely, Gay Johnson Uzzell

P.O. Box 54 Bristol, FL 32321* Home Phone: 643-5284 Cell Phone: 643-7374 E-mail:
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Florida tomatoes deemed safe by FDA

Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson has announced that
Florida-grown tomatoes have
been deemed safe by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) and has been added to
the agency's list of states with
"safe to eat" tomatoes.
"I was confident Florida
was not the problem and
was not the source of the
salmonella outbreak impacting.
other states," Bronson said.-
"Florida tomato growers have
one of the most stringent
tomato production programs
in the nation. They initiated
the heightened safety standards

several years ago to ensure
public confidence in their
After reviewing Florida's
safety initiative, the timing of
the illness outbreak and the
timing of tomato harvesting,
FDA added Florida to the "safe
to eat" list.
Growers will provide a
certificate with each shipment
verifying the tomatoes are
from Florida. Bronson points
out that the tomatoes that
are now being harvested and
shipped from Florida did not
even exist when the salmonella
outbreak occurred.
He says Florida growers sell
an abundance of their product

in Florida and there have
been no reported illness in the
state. Florida growers also sell
predominantly to eastern states
and the bulk of illnesses have
occurred in western states.
"It is critical that consumers
know that our tomatoes are safe
and delicious," Bronson said.
"Our growers have worked
hard to ensure the utmost
safety of their product."
Currently, tomato harvesting
is underway in three areas of the
state, Quincy near Tallahassee
and Ruskin and Palmetto near
the Tampa area.
Growers have already had
truckloads of tomatoes turned
away by retailers concerned

about the salmonella outbreak
that has impacted mostly
western states.
Retailers are being notified
of Florida's addition to the
"safe to eat" list and it is hoped
Florida tomatoes will be back
on store shelves immediately
and enjoyed by all.
In 2006-2007, Florida tomato
industry had $464 million in
cash receipts. They have an
estimated direct and indirect
economic value of $1.1 billion
in total direct and indirect
economic impact, provide over
15,700jobs and contribute $58
million indirectly to local and
state tax revenue streams.


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'Fresh from Florida'

program opened to

Fla. tomato industry
TALLAHASSEE -Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is reaching out to growers, distributors
and retailers of Florida-grown tomatoes to help
restore confidence in the state's tomato crop.
In an effort to assist with the sale of Florida
tomatoes now that the areas in production
have been declared safe, the Department will
offer "Fresh from Florida" labels and/or point
of purchase materials upon request. Anyone
involved in the production or sale of Florida
tomatoes can call the Division of Marketing
and Development at (850) 488-9948 or e-mail
The logos are also temporarily being placed
on the Department's web site, www.florida-, for distributors and retailers
to download. There will be no charge for the
requested materials or for shipping. The material
will be available for ten days. For continued use
of the "Fresh from Florida" logo, businesses are
encouraged to contact the Division of Marketing
and Development for information about Florida
Agricultural Promotional Campaign (FAPC)
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration
put the areas of Florida currently in tomato
production on the "safe to eat" list indicating
they could not be the source of a salmonella
outbreak that has impacted predominantly
western states. Tomato harvesting is currently
under way in the Quincy, Palmetto and Ruskin
Bronson says he wants to be proactive in
getting the word out that these tomatoes are
safe, wholesome, and grown under the strictest
regulations in the nation. He says by using the
logos, retailers can show consumers that the
tomatoes came from Florida.
"We want to reach out to make sure our
tomatoes not only make it to the retail shelves
but also into consumers' shopping carts,"
Bronson said. "When they see the "Fresh from
Florida" logo, they will know exactly where the
tomatoes were grown."
The Department's Division of Fruit and
Vegetables has been busily issuing certificates
with each shipment of tomatoes, indicating the
harvest date and location. Nearly four million
25-pound cartons have been certified since
Tuesday afternoon.
"That is indicative of the popularity of
Florida tomatoes," Bronson said. "I'm pleased
these tomatoes were put on the 'safe to eat' list.
It would have been a tragedy if they had been


2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

We're pleased to present to
you this year's Annual Water
Quality Report. This report is
designed to inform you about
the quality water and ser-
vices we deliver to you every
day. Our constant goal is to
provide you with a safe and
dependable supply of drinking
water. We want you to under-
stand the efforts we make to
continually improve the water
treatment process and protect
our water resources. We are
committed to ensuring the
quality of your water. Our
water source is ground water
from two wells. The wells
draw from the Floridan Aqui-
fer. Because of the excellent
quality of our water, the only
treatment required is chlorine
for disinfection purposes.
In 2006 the Department
of Environmental Protection
performed a Source Water
Assessment on our system
and a search of the data
sources indicated no poten-
tial sources of contamination
near our wells. The assess-
ment results are available
on the FDEP Source Water
Assessment and Protection
Program website at www.dep.
If you have any questions
about this report or concern-
ing your water utility, please
contact Aaron Elkins at (850)
545-1370. We encourage
our valued customers to be
informed about their water
utility. If you want to learn
more, please attend any of
our regularly scheduled meet-
ings. They are held on the first
Tuesday after the first Monday
of each month at the Liberty
County Veterans Memorial
Civic Center at 7p.m.
Liberty County Hosford Wa-
ter System routinely monitors
for contaminants in your drink-
ing water according to Federal
and State laws, rules, and
regulations. Except where in-
dicated otherwise, this report
is based on the results of our
monitoring for the period of
January 1 to December 31,
2007. Data obtained before
January 1, 2007, and pre-
sented in this report are from
the most recent testing done
in accordance with the laws,
rules, and regulations.
The sources of drinking wa-
ter (both tap water-and bottled
water) include rivers, lakes,
streams, ponds, reservoirs,
springs, and wells. As water



We are pleased to announce that our drinking
water meets all federal and state requirements.

Contaminant and nit of Des MCL Violation Level Ringe of MG Likely tl Source of
Measurement t Y/N Detected Results Contunmiation
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha eitters (pCi/L) Jun-03 N 1.2 1 .-1.2 0 5 osit o natural
ilely s S
Raditim 226 + 221S or n03 Erosion of natural
corihined r;litlitn (pCi/LI) d o*
Contaminant and Unit of Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of ClG MCL Likely Source o
Measurement (mnovr.) Y/N Detected Results Contamination
Inorganic Contaminants
) Discharge from
petroleum refineries:
Antimoly (ppb)' Apr--06 N 3.0 N/A 6 6 fire retardanis:
ceramics; electronics;
Corrosion of galvanized
pipes: erosion ot" natural
Cadmiu (pp ) Apr-. N N/A 5 dellposits: discharge from
dmu(ppb) Apr-06 Nct refineries; miolff
I'hol -waste hatteries and
Contaminant and Unit of Dates o MCL Violation Level Range of CL ,ikely Source of
Measurement V saY/N Det ected Results Contamination
(moJvr.)o inat ion
Erosion of natural
deposits; discharge from
Fertilizer and aluminum
tmi n d ipd Ne 4 u factories Water
Fluoride (ppmn) Apr-06 N 0.3 0.2-0.3 4 4.0 factories .aer
additive which promotes
strong teeth when at
optimum levels between
0.7 and 1.3 ppm)
Residlne frotm man-ma;de
pollution such as auto
Lead (point of entry) (ppb) Apr-06 N I 0 ND-I0 -N/A 15 emissions and paint:
lead pipe. casing, and
Salt water Intlosion.
Sodiun (ppnl) Apr-06f N h1.0 4.0-11.0 N/A Im fi alein sin-
leaching from soil
TTHMs and Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Contaminants
Contaminant and Dates of MCL t Range t c o MC or
Level o LT hieov MCidnor
Unit of sampling Violation sote l h Likely Source of Containination
Measurement (moJyr.) Y/N te Reults RD
Chlorine (ppat) Jan-Dec; N 0.78 0.6-0.8s MhlRIDt" RDL = 4,0 Water adtlhive used to control microbes
07. = 4
laloicete Acids Jul-06 N 35.9 N.5 MCL = 60 By-p3roducc (f driing, wiltr lisoin(mion
(five) (tlAAS) (pph) 36 NA MCL Bprodcodrinki trisic
n l-IiM lTital 39.6-
Irihalonmehances Jul-06 N 41. S 44. NA MCL = 8( By-pnthlictl oi drinking water disinfection
No. of
Contnminant and Unit Date of .Al 90th sampintg u Al,
of Meastrementrnt ,,tUpig Violatition Prenile sites IiMCLG(An tiikesl Snure of Fontaminatioi
(mnoJr.) t Y/N ftRct ecxcedinga Leret
the AI.
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
e ( a p Corrosion o1" household plurnhbilg systems; crosioo
Copper (tap waler) Jut 0114 O 21 of natural deposits: leacltng tiln tiWoot
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In the table above, you may system must follow, microbial contaminants.
find unfamiliar terms and abbrevi- Initial Distribution System Maximum residual disinfec-
ations. To help you. better under- Evaluation (IDSE): An- important tant level goal or MRDLG: The
stand these terms we've provided part of the Stage 2 disinfection By- level of a drinking water disin-
the following definitions: products Rule (DBPR). The IDSEis fectant below which there is no
Maximum Contaminant Lev- a one-time study conducted by wa- known or expected risk to health.
el or MCL: The highest level of ter systems to identify distribution MRDLGs do not reflect the ben-
a contaminant that is allowed in system locations with high concen- efitsof the use of disinfectants to
drinking water. MCLs are set as trations of trihalomethanes (THMs) control microbial contaminants.
close to the MCLGs. as feasible and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water Parts per million (ppm) or
using the best available treatment systems will use results from teh Milligrams per liter (mg/I) one
technology. IDSE, in conjunction with their part by weight of an.alyte to 1 mil-
Maximum Contaminant Lev- Stage 1 DBPR compliance moni- lion parts by weight of the water
el Goal or MCLG: The level of touring data, to select compliance sample.
a contaminant in drinking water monitoring locations for the Stage Parts per billion (ppb). or
below which there is no known or 2 DBPR. Micrograms per liter (pg/I) -
expected risk to health. MCLGs Maximum residual disinfec- one part by weight of analyte to
allow for a margin of safety, tant level or MRDL: The highest 1 billion parts by weight of the
Action Level (AL): The con- level of a disinfectant allowed in water sample.
centration of a contaminant which, drinking water. There is convincing Picocurie per liter (pCi/L)
if exceeded, triggers treatment or evidence that addition of a disin- measure of the radioactivity
other requirements that a water fectant is necessary for control of of water.

travels over the surface of the
land or through the ground, it
dissolves naturally occurring
minerals and, in some cases,
radioactive material, and can
pick up substances resulting
from the presence of animals
or from human activity.
Contaminants that may
be present in source water
(A) Microbial contami-

nants, such as viruses and
bacteria, which may come
from sewage treatment plants,
septic systems, agricultural
livestock operations, and
(B) Inorganic contami-
nants, such as salts and met-
als, which can be naturally-
occurring or result from urban
stormwater runoff, industrial
or domestic wastewater dis-

charges, oil and gas produc-
tion, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbi-
cides, which may come from
a variety of sources such as
agriculture, urban stormwater
runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical con-
taminants, including synthetic
and volatile organic chemi-
cals, which are by-products of
industrial processes and pe-

troleum production, and can
also come from gas stations,
urban stormwater runoff, and
septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contami-
nants, which can be naturally
occurring or be the result of
oil and gas production and
mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap
water is safe to drink, the
EPA prescribes regulations,
which limit the amount of
certain contaminants in wa-
ter provided by public water
systems. The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA)
regulations establish limits for
contaminants in bottled water,
which must provide the same
protection for public health.
Drinking water, including
bottled water, may reason-
ably be expected to contain
at least small amounts of
some contaminants. The
presence of contaminants
does not necessarily indicate
that the water poses a health
risk. More information about
contaminants and potential
health effects can be obtained
by calling the Environmental
Protection Agency's Safe
Drinking Water Hotline at
Some people may be more
vulnerable to contaminants
in drinking water than the
general population. Immuno-
compromised persons such
as persons with cancer under-
going chemotherapy, persons
who have undergone organ
transplants, people with HIV/
AIDS or other immune system
disorders, some elderly, and
infants can be particularly at
risk from infections. These
people should seek advice
about drinking water from
their health care providers.
EPA/CDC guidelines on ap-
propriate means to lessen the
risk of infection by Cryptospo-
ridium and other microbiologi-
cal contaminants are available
from the Safe Drinking Water
Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at Liberty County Hos-
ford Water System would like
you to understand the ef-
forts we make to continually
improve the water treatment
process and protect our water
resources. We are committed
to insuring the quality of your
water. If you have anyques-
tions or concerns about the
information provided, please
feel free to call any of the
numbers listed.


Minutes from the May 5 City of Bristol regular meeting

Official minutes from tie Ciy ofBnisto/
regularmreeng May5, 200 as
recorded by the board secretaOy
This meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Mitch Willis with
Council members Meiko Whitfield,
Bobby Reddick, John Fairchild,
and Brigham Shuler present. City
Clerk Robin Hatcher and Mayor
Betty Brantley were also in atten-
dance. Attorney David House was
not present.
Whitfield offered the opening
prayer, followed by the Pledge of
Allegiance led by Mayor Brantley.
Whitfield moved to approve the
previous month's minutes, sec-
onded by Reddick, all voted in
Fairchild moved to approve the
monthly bills for payment, second-
ed by Whitfield, approved by all.
Shuler suggested that the city
try to recover $750 for charges
submitted by Pickron Under-
ground Utilities, Inc. for repairing
a force main sewer valve tee on
Schmarje Lane that was believed
to be damaged by a log truck if the
responsible party can be positively
Kristin Brown of Preble-Rish,
Inc. opened sealed bids for a
Three Phase Portable Generator,
Project #205.009. Bids were re-
ceived as follows:

Diesel Generator $34,164
Propane Generator No Bid

Diesel Generator $18,750
Propane Generator No Bid

Diesel Generator $34,939
Propane Generator No Bid

Diesel Generator $26,063
Propane Generator $23,877

Diesel Generator $23,320
Propane Generator No Bid

Diesel Generator $25,300
Propane Generator $22,350

Diesel Generator $26,202
Propane Generator $24,801

Diesel Generator $23,550
Propane Generator $21,450

Diesel Generator $15,750.85
Propane Generator No Bid

The council exercised their
right to accept a bid at a later date,
turning the bids over to the City's
engineer for review. The council
will consider the engineer's rec-
ommendation at the next regular
council meeting which will be held
on June 9, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
Per Engineer Kristin Brown's re-
quest, Fairchild moved to approve
a contract change order for Joe
Combs Electrical in the amount
of Thirty-two thousand, nine hun-
dred eighty-five dollars ($32,985).
to include an additional 11 electri-
cal connections without upgrades,
30 electrical connections with up-
grades, and an 8 month contract
extension. Shuler seconded the
motion, all voted in favor.
Engineer Brown also updated
the Council on the stormwater
drainage issues on Camellia-&
Charlie McDowell Rd. She indi-
cated that it was her opinion that
the drainage issues had been re-
solved in this area and should no
longer be a problem. She also
indicated that all of the patching
on the "fallen" road cuts should be
repaired by Friday, May 9, 2008.
SShuler requested that the engi-
neer notify him upon completion
so that he can inspect the repairs
himself. He also requested that a
manhole in Neil Subdivision that
is elevated in.anticipation of add-
ing another coat of asphalt, have
milling or dirt added to eliminate a
potential liability.
Maintenance Supervisor Shan-
non Phillips updated the council
on the stormwater drainage at May
Dean/Melinda Drive. The Good-
son's culvert was removed and
replaced with a low water cross-
ing. He informed the council that
he had used milling, wet it down,
and packed it; and would keep
an eye on it to make sure that it
doesn't deteriorate. He indicated
that he planned to replace the mill-
ing with asphalt, perhaps, when
the county road department has to
pour some asphalt and has a little
left over that the city can use. He
also updated the council on Phase
II sewer connections to date, stat-
ing that 70 Phase II connections
were online and complete.
Clerk Hatcher requested that
the Council consider bidding out
the remaining C.D.B.G. gravity
sewer connections, stating that

the funding was available, and
that the C.D.B.G. program will pay
for labor costs. Reddick moved
to bid out the remaining C.D.B.G.
connections (approx. 30), second-
ed by Whitfield, approved unani-
The council received a donation
request from LCHS Project Grad-
uation. Shuler motioned to donate
One Hundred dollars ($100.00) to
LCHS 2008 Project Graduation,
seconded by Fairchild, all voted in
Shuler moved to sponsor a $50
Block on the LCHS Graduation
Page(s) in the Calhoun-Liberty
Journal, seconded by Reddick,
passed by all.
Councilmember Reddick mo-
tioned to have the water and sew-
er samples picked up at City Hall
by The Water Spigot at a cost of
$10 per visit instead of our opera-
tor delivering the samples to Pan-
ama City, stating that he felt this
would be more economical for the
City, and would keep the Opera-
tor in town and on duty at his work
sites. During discussion, .Opera-
tor Wahlquist indicated that he felt
it was good business practice to
deliver the samples personally,
and stated that the sewer samples
only had a four hour time frame in
which to arrive at the lab, making it
likely to cause the City to be sited
for violations by the Department of
Environmental Protection. Motion
failed for lack of a second.
Reddick discussed posting
each employee's salary in the pa-
per once or twice a year with the
intent being to keep the public
informed and to encourage them
to take an interest in their local
government. This item was tabled
pending advice from Attorney
House regarding related privacy
Reddick motioned to release
Michael Wahlquist from his posi-
tion as Code Enforcement Officer,
stating that he felt Wahlquist didn't
have adequate time to devote to
this position because of his de-
mands and required hours with the
Wastewater and Water Systems,
and to appoint Sarah Brown as
Code Enforcement Officer for the
City of Bristol. During discussion,
Shuler pointed out that Wahlquist
had been effectively filling this
position, had become knowledge-
able regarding the local Nuisance
Ordinance and the appropriate
procedures for enforcing the Or-
dinance, and had a good working
relationship with our City Attorney.

Liberty County Arts Council awards

scholarship to area ballet student
Twelve-year- old Ashtyn Simpson, daughter of
Gina Simpson of Sneads, has just returned from
attending a one-week intensive dance workshop .,
held by the Northwest Florida Ballet.
Ashtyn was awarded a full tuition scholarship to '
the workshop by the Liberty County Arts Council.
The workshop was held at the Sybil Lebherz Center
for Dance Education in Fort Walton Beach. Also
attending the workshop was nine-year-old Allison
Myers of Bristol, daughter of Irene Myers, 11-year-
old Kayla Pickron of Blountstown, daughter of
Roy and Kay Pickron, and eight-year-old Hannah
Sansom of Bristol,-daughter of Ricky and Traci
Sansom. The four young ladies are three year
students of the Bristol Ballet School. Bonita Deck,
Owner/Instructor accompanied the young ladies to .....
the workshop.
Classes at the workshop included Acting, Ballet,
Jazz, and Character Dance taught by various
renowned guest instructors from across the United
States. The girls are shown at right with instructor,
Dorothy Lister.

Motion failed for lack of a second.
Reddick also suggested that
the council consider hiring anoth-
er employee specifically to study
and certify as a water/sewer op-
erator, stating that he believed it
was a D.E.P. requirement for the
City to have two certified opera-
tors on staff, as well as looking to
the future anticipating that Wahl-
quist would retire some day, or
could become injured, etc. Whit-
field stated that she would rather
have an in-house employee study
and certify as an operator. Wahl-
quist clarified that based upon the
gallons of water pumped by the
City of Bristol, and based upon
the maximum sewage treated at
the wastewater plant, the City of
Bristol is only required to have one
Class C Operator on Staff. This
was only a matter of discussion,
no motion was made.

Maintenance Supervisor Shan-
non Phillips told the council that
Scott Waldorff had offered to let
the City try out the used military
gas generator with trailer, which
switches from single phase to
three-phase, to see if it will meet
the city's needs. Shuler moved t6
purchase this used generator with
trailer as a backup generator for
Twelve Hundred dollars ($1200),
pending approval of the city's en-
gineer, electrician, and the Main-
tenance Supervisor, seconded by
Whitfield, approved by all.
There being no further busi-
ness, Shuler moved to adjourn,
seconded by Whitfield, all voted in
favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:50
Chairman: H. Mitch Willis
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher

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Students started getting out face masks
to keep the dust out, and wanted us to
wear them too. I just opted to stay in the
tent when it was windiest. The school had
been taking good care of us, making sure
that we were safe and provided for. Lots
of people brought around food: a box of
milk for Matthew, a hard-boiled egg, some
cookies, more lollipops, some vegetables
and rice..... They were all worried about
the lao wai (foreigners). I always felt bad
taking their food, knowing that we already
had more than they did, since we had a
.supply at our house to pull from. But they
wouldn't take no for an answer, and I knew
it was their way of sharing and taking care
of us. God help me to have that same
giving spirit!!
We started hearing reports of other
towns and villages, but didn't know for
sure if they were accurate: LuoBuZhai a
small village up in the mountains, set up
as a tourist town for the Qiang minority
peoples that we had visited several times,
the most recent ,being a week before.....
only 50 survivors and the whole town
flattened. Bei Chuan many people dead
and the town destroyed Ying Xiu the
next big town about 20 km down the
road, which we always drove through to
get to Wenchuan; the epi-center of the
earthquake, with 10,000 dead and the
entire town flattened! It was very sobering
to hear this news. With the exception of
Bei Chuan, we had been to all of these
places. And the day before the earthquake,
Chad and I had spent the afternoon riding
up into the mountains to a quiet little spot
for a Mother's Day picnic. How could itbe
that all these beautiful places and people
were suddenly gone! I began to realize how
much we had been spared from, and how
lucky we were just to be alive!
In the afternoon, a few planes flew over
and dropped something / someone attached
to parachutes. The students were so excited
and yelled, "Over here; We want one."
None of them ever landed on the campus
that we found out about. Military soldiers
showed up today in large trucks. They just
patrolled and watched us. We thought that
if we were going to be there for a long time,
we might as well get comfortable, so Chad
brought down our stove burner and the
portable gas tank so that cooking would be
easier. The neighbors (a set of grandparents
and their daughter and grandchild) beside
us saw the stove and asked if they could
use it too. They suggested that the grandma
would cook and we'd all eat together.
Sounded good to me.

Friday, May 16 The day was very
hot, sunny, and windy. Vicki went to town
this morning with some students, looking
for food to buy. She found a farmer selling
dressed chickens not overly priced. So
she bought one, and the neighbor grandma
made chicken dishes for lunch and dinner.
It tasted so good! By this time I was
beginning to get a bit frustrated with the
refugee-camp lifestyle of little privacy,
no place to put things, people all around
you. Matthew seemed to mind the changes
too was fussy and just seemed insecure
in general. The neighbor children liked to
run into our tent and play with the toys we
found for Matthew, the students behind us
liked to talk and laugh when it was time
for Matthew to be sleeping, the neighbor
lady was pushy about us eating and feeding
Matthew at certain times (a schedule

-. c i d o a 1

different than our own), people wanted to
visit when I wanted to rest......... I found
myself feeling irritable and longing for a
quiet place.
Chad suggested we go over to our
apartment for a bit. He felt that our
departure would likely be this way: that the
school officials would come to us one day
and say that in ten minutes we needed to'
leave no time to prepare or pack anything.
Maybe God gave him that insight. He
felt that when we had time, we should
go over to our house and pack the most
important things. This idea was a hard one
for me, because being in the house brought
negative memories for me. But, I was so
ready for some space that I agreed to go
along. It ended up being a good thing as I
was able to slowly sort through my things.
The house was still a mess with broken
plaster and dust everywhere, but Chad had
swept the living room floor so that when
we first walked in, it at least looked a bit
more like home. Matthew played with his
and I washed a few clothes by hand not
knowing how long we'd be there and
thinking that we'd need clean clothes later
on. In looking through our freezer, I found
a pie crust and some apple pie filling I had
made earlier. I was planning to have some
students over this day to learn how to make
Apple Pie. I thought that we might be able
to make something that resembled apple
pie, so I took it along back to our tent and
invited them over. We made something
like a fritter or dumpling and.fried them
in butter. Not apple pie, but still something
good and a bright spot in the day.
Today the soldiers came onto the sports
field with several tents. We, thought they
were bringing real tents for the students to
live in. The students cheered and yelled! It
turned out to be two medical tents. They
put a Chinese flag in between them, and it
looked great. The bad news was that the
students had to take down their tents and
clear everything offthe field. It was a huge
mess! The school officials / army (I'm not
sure who) sprayed some kind of spray all
over the ground maybe disinfectant or
insecticide. No one told the students what
was happening next, so they all just waited
on the track, in the hot sun and blowing
dust! Some thought that real army tents
were coming later, so they waited. Finally,
around 4:30 when nothing had happened,
the students began re-building their tents
and making preparations for night-time.
There was a bit more organization this
time much needed! Chad and Vicki were
out late trying to help the students build
better tents. Chad had a roll of duct tape
that he used to patch holes in the tarps.
We got Matthew to sleep, and prayed that
he'd have a better night than previous
nights where he frequently woke up yelling
and thrashing around. We had one pretty
good sized tremor during the night.... I'm
starting to get used to them.

Saturday, May 17 Chad could
sense that I was getting frustrated with
things around me, so he took Matthew
out to play. Having some Quiet Time was
a wonderful thing for me! God spoke to
me that day.... reminding me that in spite
of my frustration, He was really being
good and gracious to me! We had food,
water, and shelter, and were alive, That
is, after all, all that we need! I should be

filled with joy because of the provisions
of the Lord in- our lives. I also took to
the Lord my tears and sadness. We knew
that the semester was suddenly ended.
There'd be no more official interaction
with the students, and that we'd need to
prematurely leave this place we loved.
We cried tears for our unfinished work;
tears for the destruction here both by the
quake and the pillaging students; tears for
the death in the mountains all around us.
I felt God telling me that I need to look
beyond my own needs and fears and use
this opportunity to show love. I received
His grace to get out of my private little
place and interact with the students and
share in their burdens. By this time, more
and more students were being able to use
their cell phones and the public phones in
Wenchuan were also working again. This
seemed to be a crucial day for the students:
many would call home and receive news
that their families were OK. Others would
find that their parents were dead or their
home destroyed. We spent time with the
students, looking out for any that were sad
and struggling.
Most everyone stayed busy hauling
water and cooking food. The school
leaders had several students out working
in "The Silent Garden" the tree grove
that got turned into a toileting spot for
many of the girls (it got this name after
the earthquake.... so there was still a bit of
humor in spite of the circumstances). They
were armed with shovels and plastic bags,
cleaning up the debris and waste. They
also began cleaning the mud offthe streets
on campus, using water they had pumped-
up from the river. It was good to keep the
students busy and occupied.

Sunday, May 18 -I lost track of the
days, and didn't know it was Sunday until
Vicki suggested we have a time of worship
together. That was a blessing to us. We
went back to our house again. I decided
that regardless of whether or not the dust
blew around again, I wanted to wash
my hair! With a little bucket bath and a
change of clothes, I felt like a new woman:
We continued to pack and work our way
through the house; Vicki and Claude were
there doing the same with their rescued
items. I was feeling a little better about the
progress I had made, though it was still not
done. It was getting late, so we decided to
stop and go back to our tent for lunch. I
went back before the others to get lunch
ready... but before I.could finish cooking,
the school leaders came rushing into our
tent-site. "Where is Chad and Vicki and
Claude?!!!" There was major panic in his
voice. He said, "You need to come with
me. You will leave on a helicopter and it
will come right away."
My mind kicked into high gear and I
could feel the adrenaline rush inside of me.
So.. Chad had been right in his prediction!
The others soon came and turned right
back around to get the bags we had all
packed in our apartment. I was rushing
around the tent, trying to get the things
we needed. The neighbor grandma was
highly confused and didn't understand
what was going on, so Tom explained to
her that we were leaving soon. I told her
that they could use our tent since it was
bigger and that they should eat the food
and whatever else they needed from our

supplies. She tried to fix us some food,
but we were whisked away to the leaders'
tent to wait for the helicopter. I wondered
about all our friends and students we
hadn't had the chance to say good-bye to
them. As we were waiting there, several
students saw us and came over to say good-
bye. We gave out our e-mailaddresses and
told them to pass them on to the rest of the
students since we couldn't say good-bye
to everyone.
After about an hour,'the school leaders
drove us to the helicopter landing pad,
about 1 km away from the school. It felt
so weird to leave the campus (a first for
me), knowing that it would be our last
time to be there. We waited again for a
helicopter to land, and when it did, were
excitedly taking pictures and explaining
to Matthew that we were going to ride in
that helicopter. Then the Army personnel
came over and said, "Oh no... you can't
ride on the helicopter. It's only for the sick
and wounded." What a let down Yet at
the same time, none of us were in a rush
to leave that day and were all right to stay
on the sports field with the students for
another night or two.
The school leaders drove us back to the
campus, but as they dropped us off, they
told us (rather panicky again) that there
was a bus of Korean tourists that were in
the area and were heading out very soon.
They would be taking the open road out
through the north and west and down
around to Chengdu (about a 25 hour ride).
We were welcome to ride with them if we
wanted to. We talked among ourselves
and decided that we'd go ,ahead and try
to leave, since we were already packed
up. But, we thought that if we were going
on a big tour bus, there would be more
room for luggage, so we hurriedly packed
a few more bags to take along another
big adrenaline rush! How do you, in five
minutes, decide what else you want from
your house, since you may not get a chance
to come back? We rushed out to the front
'gate with all our things, and waited for the
bus. After about 30 minutes, the school
leaders came back and said that the road
conditions weren't safe after all, and that
the bus wouldn't be going. We rather
discouragedly hauled all our things back
to the apartment and headed down to the
sports field again. Students asked us, all
along the way, "Didn't you leave?" It was
a lot to try to explain, and I was so weary.
The "hurry up wait hurry up wait"
cycle had taken a toll on my emotions.
We weren't sure where we'd sleep.that
night, since we'd given our tent to the
grandma and her family but discovered
that they had moved all of our things neatly
over into their old tent... even the food
items. Several students stopped in by our
tent to hear our story and get our address
and such. We ate a bit of food that grandma
had made and then headed for bed.
Matthew must have been keyed up as well,
because he kicked and tossed and rolled
all around the tent that night, preventing
any of us from getting any good sleep. I
wondered when this all would end.
Names have been changed

NEXT WEEK: Read about the fam-
ily's final day in Wenchuan, and find
out about their plans for returning to
the States on July 1.


Hospital administrator's first year has

Last week I started my
second year at Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital. Wow, did that first
year go by in a hurry!
I feel good about that first
year. It had about as many
challenges as any year I've had
in my professional career. But
with our great Board behind
us, our super staff working
hard, and our outstanding
doctors, we met each and
every one of those challenges.
We're moving into the future
with a lot of enthusiasm and
We got a lot of good things
done this past year. Have you.
been in the hospital lately?
The appearance has improved
greatly and we continue to
make more improvements.
The lobby was adopted
by Wakulla Bank under our
growing Adopt-a-Room
program and upgraded in
appearance. The Dining Hall
was adopted by the Rotary
Club and it looks much better
than before.
We'll soon start on several
inpatient rooms that have been
adopted and the Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors
just adopted the Chapel. I love
our Adopt-a-Room program!
(Give me a call if you are
interested in "adopting.")

a lot of our medical
equipment. We have
new stretchers in the
ER, new vital sign
monitors, and even
new wheelchairs!
We'll soon have
more new equipment
in radiology and the
lab, and even new
patient beds.
We've purchased a lot
of this new equipment with
grants from the State and the
United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA). We
just found out we've been
approved for even more grants
from the USDA.
We really want to thank our
elected officials, especially
Representative Marti Coley
and Senator Al Lawson, for
keeping funds in the budget
for more grants for equipment
for us and other small, rural
hospitals. Later this year, we
will begin to really upgrade
our informational technology
(computers!) to better serve
you, greatly improving the
quality and safety of the care
we provide.
Our staff has been great this
fastpastyear. Michael Flowers
was our first Employee of the
Quarter when we started this



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by Ron Gilliard,
CLH Administrator

program and was recently
named our Employee of the
Year. Michael works in our
Engineering Department and
is really a great representative
of all of our super employees.
He is always willing to help
and always with a smile on
his face.
We've worked hard on
the care we provide to you,
ensuring we provide it in a
courteous and compassionate
.Are we perfect? Far from it,
but we are again, working hard
to assure you will be pleased
with the care you or a loved
one will receive here. When
we do "mess up", we attempt
to learn from it and "do better"
the next.time. (Probably not
the best of English but you
know what I mean.)
If you ask me the one thing
that sticks out the most to
me about my first year, it

would be this: I've
been very gratified
by the tremendous
interest and support
in this hospital
doing well. There
is a lot of interest in
the future and well
being of Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital and
I have been most

appreciative of this.
The support and interest has
come from not only our elected
officials at the local, state, and
even federal level, two very
key ones mentioned above,
but from many, many citizens.
The main way that support
has been shown recently is by
a significant increase in the
number of citizens using our
services. I thank you for that
Our volume of work is up
in all areas. On the inpatient
side, we've almost doubled
the number of patients in the
hospital. All of our outpatient
services have reached record
numbers in the work they do.
Our Emergency Room has
been really busy.
We also took over the
ambulance service for the
County and, in my view, it
has improved tremendously.

flown by
Before the Emergency Medical
Services (EMS) became a part
of the hospital, I would get at
least one complaint each week.
I would politely tell the person
they did not work for us.
However, since EMS came
under the hospital, I've not
received the first complaint!
Our EMS techs do a super
job and I'm very proud to have
them as a part of the hospital.
I feel the total health care you
receive has greatly improved
as a result.
We've hired several new
employees recently, including
some outstanding graduates of
Chipola's nursing program. I
love having local "care givers"
on our staff.
So my first year has been
.very rewarding in a lot of
ways. The hospital is moving
forward in a positive manner
and we're working hard to
make sure that continues.
I'm very thankful to our
Board, our staff, and our
physicians for making it a good
year. But I'm the most thankful
to you. Please continue to use
us for the things we can do. I
think you'll be pleased. And
if you're not, give me a call at
674-5411, ext 206.
Wow, one year already!

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Liberty County Tax Collector's Office. I
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W. Summers, and current Tax Collector,
Mrs. Carol K. Strickland.
Associate in Arts degree from Tala-
hassee Community College. Bachelor of
Science and Master of Science degree
from Florida State University.
Served as Assistant Tax Collector
in the Liberty County Tax Collector's Of-
Trained employees in Department of
Motor Vehicles titles and registrations,
Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission,
property taxes and office accounting.
Assisted Mrs. Strickland in the an-

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*Accounted for the annual DMV tag.
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Florida Department of Revenue:
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Sales Tax Collected in Liberty County.
Department of Motor Vehicles: Re-
porting and balancing money collected
for registrations and titles and distribut-
ing to the State of Florida.
In 2007, I assisted in trying to bring
a drivers license office to our county.
If elected, I will work diligently to bring
this needed service to our citizens.
Collecting and balancing property
taxes collected in Liberty County and
assisted Mrs. Strickland in the annual
tax sale.

I have always provided quality customer service in a professional and friendly way
to the citizens of Liberty County during work hours 8-5, after hours and on Saturdays.
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HOSFORD Virginia Smiley Richardson, age
70, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Calhoun Liberty
Hospital in Blountstown. She was born in Port St.
Joe and had lived in Hosford since 1993, coming
from Savannah, GA. She was a retired bakery cook
and was a member of the Protestant faith.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, June
Filos, Callie McKelvey and Barbara Trumback.
Survivors include three sons, Tommy Wayne
Bailey of Panama City, Tony Frank Bailey of
Sneads and Nathan Aaron Todd of Tallahassee; one
daughter, Luxie Alford and her husband, Kenny of
Hosford; five brothers, Virgil Smiley of Dalkeith,
J.M. Smiley, Donald Smiley and wife, Paula, Ronald
Smiley and his wife, Judy, all ofWewahitchka and
Dearry Smiley of DeFuniak Springs; one sister,
Rena Smiley of Wewahitchka; five grandchildren
and 11 great-grandchildren, along with several
nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday, June 12 at Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown. Interment
followed in the Cypress Creek Cemetery in
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

HOSFORD Thomas Reeves Thigpen, age 53,
died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, He was born and raised
in Gadsden County. He also lived in the Hosford
area and loved to fish.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Annie
Ruth Flournoy. He was survived by one son, John
Thomas Thigpen of Cairo, GA; one brother, Donald
Thigpen of Hosford; one niece, Amy Flournoy of
Woodville and one nephew, Ronnie Thigpen of
Thomasville, GA.
No services are planned.
Bevis Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of
the arrangements.

- Elmor Taylor, age 82, died June 12, 2008 at his
residence. He was a member of St. Mary Missionary
Baptist Church in Blountstown.
Survivors include his wife, Carrie Taylor, -of
Grand Ridge; his daughters, Anita Lillard and
Sandra Wilson, both of Los Angeles, CA, Mary
King and Ann Taylor, both of Carson, CA, Pamela
Power, of Virginia Beach, VA, Marie Wilson, of
Columbus, OH, and Luella Palmer, of Tallahassee;
his sons, Timothy Taylor, Harold Smith, and George
Elmor, all of Los Angeles, CA, and Robert Taylor,
of Palmdale, CA; his sisters, Mildred Haley, Claudia
Carter, Sallie Taylor, and Barbara Taylor, all of
Memphis, TN; his brothers, Jerry Taylor, Lewis
Taylor, Sammie Taylor, and Ernest Taylor, all of
Memphis, TN; numerous grandchildren, great-
grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces,
nephews, cousins, and many other relatives.
Services will be held Wednesday, June 18
at 6 p.m. at.the St. Mary Missionary Baptist
Church in Blountstown with Rev. Dr. C.L. Wilson
Vann Funeral Home in Marianna is in charge of
the arrangements.

BRISTOL Danny Wayne Mayo, age 44, died
Friday, June 13, 2008 in Bristol. He was born in
Quincy and had lived in Liberty County for most
of his life. He was a construction worker and was
a member of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include one son, Danny Wayne Mayo,
Jr of Ohio; three brothers, Allen Mayo and his
wife, Belinda, Randall Mayo and Michael Mayo,
all of Blountstown; two sisters, Sherry Kay Mayo
ofTelogia and Carmen Robinson and her husband,
Alex of Texas; along with one grandchild and
several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Monday, June 16
at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glynn
Dunham officiating. All arrangements were under
the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral
Home in Blountstown.

COTTONDALE Faith Pristine Jackson, age
6, died June 15, 2008 at Torreya State Park. Faith
recently graduated from kindergarten at Cottondale
Elementary School.
Survivors include her parents, Greg and Brandy
Jackson, of Cottondale; her sisters, Daya Destiny
and Angelea Grace Jackson, of Cottondale; her
brother, Gregory Christian Corbit Jackson, of
Cottondale; maternal grandmother, Gayla Krause,
of Marianna; paternal grandparents, Bobby and
Lois Jackson, of Cottondale.
The family will receive friends June 18 from
6 to 8 p.m. at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel.
Services will be held June 19 at 10 a.m. at Piney
Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jackie Register
officiating. Interment will follow in Piney Grove
Baptist Church Cemetery with James & Sikes
Maddox Chapel Directing.
James & Sikes Maddox Chapel in Marianna is
in charge of the arrangements.

Delber Ann Peavy Downing, age 56, died June 16,
2008 at Marianna. She was born in Dothan, AL and
lived in Jackson and Calhoun Counties all of her
life. Debbie was a homemaker and a member of
the Blountstown Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Carlton Peavy; her parents, Merchel Williams and
Elizabeth Garrett Williams.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald Downing,
of Marianna; her sons, David Peavy and Jason
Peavy and his wife, Amanda, all of Blountstown;
her brothers, Ronnie Williams, of Fountain, Donnie
Williams, of Trenton, GA, Merchel Williams and
his wife, Sissy, of Altha, and Robert Williams and
his wife, Wanda, of Cherryville, KS; her sisters,
Pam Newsome and Linda McCourt and husband
Larry, all ofAltha; her adopted children, Greta and
Tim Jenks, Blountstown; her grandchildren, Patrick,
Cody, and Aaron Peavy, all of Blountstown.
The family will receive friends June 18 from 6
to 8 p.m. CT at Peavy Funeral Home.
Services will be held June 19at 10 a.m. at
Blountstown Church of God with Sister Patsy
Folks and Brother Jimmy Folks officiating.
Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery
in Blounstown.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.


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HOSFORD Mark Dewayne (Tinker) Arnold, age 48, died
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at his home in Hosford. Mark was born in
Quincy and had lived in Liberty County for most of his life. He was
a retired logger and a member of the protestant faith.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Martha and Billy D.
Pullam; one son, Johnnie Arnold; one daughter, Christie Arnold; three
brothers, Michael Arnold, Mitcheal Arnold and Marty Arnold, all
of Hosford; paternal grandmother, Eunice Arnold; 2 grandchildren,
Destiny and Dyson; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts and
Graveside services were held Friday, June 13 at Drivers Cemetery
in Hosford.
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Southern peas thrive in summer gardens

Growing southern peas in
the vegetable garden is a great
Southern tradition. -Southern
peas are known as "cowpeas,"
"field peas," "blackeyes,"
"crowders" or just peas.
Varieties are called crowders
if the seeds are spaced so
closely that the seed ends are
pressed against each other.
Colorless varieties are called
creams. The purple hull group
includes varieties with some
purple coloring on their pods.
Southern peas are related to
beans, soybeans and English
peas, which all have one thing
in common-their unusual
ability to grab fertilizer out of
thin air.
That's right. They're able
to take the nitrogen in the
atmosphere and make it into
fertilizer. Because of this, they
can be grown on the poorest
of soils.
Since they make some of
their own, they don't require
much added fertilizer. If your
soil is reasonably fertile, you


might not need to use fertilizer,
at least for the first time on new
Southern peas grow on a
variety of soils but grow best
in soils with a pH between 5.5
and 6.5. Avoid planting peas in
highly fertile soil. An excessive
nitrogen level stimulates vine
growth and prolongs the period
to harvest.
They like warm weather and
produce satisfactorily under
hot conditions. They can
be planted all summer long,
April through August, in North
Southern pea varieties
recommended for Florida
gardens include black-eye,
Mississippi Silver, Texas
Cream 40, Zipper Cream and
A number of pests love
southern peas. Common insect
pests are leaf-feeding worms,
leaf-footed and stink bugs,
aphids, thrips and spidermites.
One significant pest is the
cowpea curculio. This insect

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probes the pods and lays eggs
in the developing seeds. The
growing curculio grub will
eventually eat the infested
Old-time gardeners referred
to these peas as "stung." They
wrongly thought they'd been
stung by wasps. Folks would
pick these peas out by hand and
discard them before cooking.
Wasps do congregate around
southern peas, but they aren't
there to sting the pods. They're
gathering the nectar secreted
by nectaries at the base of the

Southern peas can be
harvested at different stages
of maturity. Most gardeners
pick them at the mature-green
stage. This is when the pods
are completely filled out, but
before they become dry and
If you grow a lot of peas,
you may want to take them
somewhere to be shelled. Many
farmers markets or roadside
marketers have sellers that
can make quick work of this
chore. In a few minutes, they
can shell what would take you
several hours.
You can also harvest
Southern peas when they're
fully mature, dry and hard.
In this state, they'll last much
In either case, mature-green
or dry, you have to refrigerate
them, because if any cowpea
curculio larvae are in there,
they'll keep feeding on the
peas, reproduce and eventually
destroy them all.

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relatively large seeds are easy
to handle and plant. They
require very little fertilizer.
And they grow well, even
during the hottest part of the
You can control curculios
with timely insecticide
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pick out the "stung" seeds after
harvest. Contact your local
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WHIP sign-up

ends June 27
The Wildlife Habitat
Incentives Program (WHIP) is a
voluntary program that provides
assistance to conservation
minded landowners who
want to develop and improve
wildlife habitat. WHIP
offers financial and technical
assistance to install structural
and management practices on
eligible non-federal lands to
address restoration of declining
habitats in Florida. Conservation
treatment activities approved
under WHIP are carried out in
accordance with a conservation
plan that is developed with
the landowner or manager. A
priority for WHIP is habitat
restoration on declining
habitats: Upland Pine Forest
(Longleaf Pine), South Florida
Rockland (Pine Rockland/
Everglades Flatwoods and
Tropical Hardwood Hammock),
Scrub/Scrubby Flatwoods, and
Dry Prairie.
State Conservationist Carlos
Suarez with USDA-Natural
Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) has set June
27, 2008, as the application
cut-off date for the 2008 WHIP
program in Florida. NRCS
encourages landowners to visit
with their local field office staff
now. Landowners that get in
early have more time to resolve
any program or land eligibility
For more information call
Brian McGraw or Cathy Davis
at the Blountstown NRCS
Office (850)674-8271 ext.3.
We are located on Highway 71,
approximately 1 mile north of
Hwy. 20, at 17413 NW Leonard
Street, Blountstown.
For more information about
the 2008 WHIP, see the Web
The sign-up will be statewide.
All applications will be accepted
until close of business on June

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4-H Horse & Pony Club makes a great first impression

from the Liberty County Extension Office
The smile of a child that stems from a
sense of pride and accomplishment is a
sight to warm anyone's heart. When you
play even the smallest part in helping the
child towards the accomplishment that
smile is the greatest reward. As the parents,
families, and volunteers of the Liberty
County 4-H Horse and Pony Club can tell
you, the Area "A" Horse Show, held April
18 & 19 in Marianna was packed full of
those smiley rewards and even a few tears
of joy.
Friday, April 18 was filled with
performance events from Trail Class, an
obstacle course, and Speed Classes such
as Poles, Barrels, Keyhole and the Stake
Race. For some of the youth this was their
very first horse show after only a few short
weeks of practicing. Club President Ashley
Coleman and Renegade were the first to
set foot in the arena and test their newly-
learned skills in a trail pattern. Renegade
showed that he could be a true gentleman
attempting all the obstacles from a gate,
bridge, side-pass, back through, and going
over poles at all three gaits.
Next up was the Junior Pole class Club
Vice-President Landon Bruffett and Bandit,
who have been focused on improving
teamwork and ran their best pole pattern
yet. They were shortly followed by Brooke
Revell and Dolly who took home the 5th
place with a time of 30.29 seconds. The
Junior Barrel Class got even more exciting
for Liberty County families as Brooke
Revell and Dolly placed 5th yet again with
a time of 23.09 seconds. Monty Revell and
Gilligan, with his loud pinto colors, started

getting attention from other counties'
parents when they placed in the top ten
with a time of 24.38.
Keyhole was a wonderful repeat with
Brooke Revell and Dolly taking home a
third 5th place with a time of 10.05 seconds
and Monty Revell and Gilligan again in the
top ten with 11.96 seconds. Josie Bruffett
and Merry Legs ran such a clean pattern
that the Gate Man commented on what a
"nice pair they were."
Lastly on Friday was the Stake Race, a
combined class ofjuniors, seniors, horses,
andponies and a new speed pattern for all
of the Liberty teams. It was a true pleasure
to watch as Josie Bruffett and Merry Legs
nailed their flying lead changes. All of the

teams ran a clean pattern and there wasn't
a time slower than 16 seconds! As the
late night trip home started it was hard to
tell who was more proud, the kids or the
Saturday, April 19 was quite new
for the youth and their horses. The day
was spent with hours of grooming and
practicing patterns on foot in preparation
for Halter and Showmanship classes. The
Grade Geldings Halter class was a treat
with Landon Bruffett and Bandit walking
out with 1st and Ashley Coleman and
Renegade taking 2nd.
After hours more grooming and some
outfit changes came the Showmanship
class, where the youth are judged on their

ability to groom and present their horse.
Showmanship was new to all five pairs,
but everyone wanted to give it a try.
A week after the show came great news.
Brooke Revell and Dolly with their three
5th places and Landon Bruffett and Bandit
with their 1st guaranteed themselves slots
to the 4-H State Show in Tampa.
Congratulations to all of the Horse
and Pony Club members who attended
the show. And a special thank-you to the
parents and family members who made
sure the kids and horses were loaded up
and hauled to the practices two and three
times a week. Also for those watching
from the bleachers and chairs, the show
staff members commented on the great
"cheering section" the Liberty County kids
had. Thank you for supporting the Liberty
County 4-H Horse and Pony Club youth
and showing everyone just how proud
we are!

June 19 11 a.m., Showmanship
(English), Liberty Co. Arena
June 24 11 a.m., Speed, Liberty
Co. Arena
June 26 11 a.m., Hunter Hack,
Liberty Co. Arena
June 27 5:30 p.m., Club Meeting,
Liberty Co. Arena
The Horse and Pony Club is accepting
sponsorships and donations to help with
the purchase of equipment and facility
maintenance. If you are interested in
donating or in joining the club please
contact the Liberty County Extension
Office at 643-2229.


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She said it sounded like an
explosion. "You could tell it hit
something. I thought somebody
got their transformer blown up,"
she said.
While living in Ocala 19 years
ago, she was struck by lightning on
a clear day while spraying her rose
bushes. "I was standing next to a
Live Oak when it hit and knocked
me off my feet. I couldn't hear for
two weeks," she said.
"Lightning is one of the most
capricious things in nature," she said.

Parks Camp, a meteorologist
with the National Weather Service
in Tallahassee, said.there were 340
cloud-to-ground lightning strikes
with a 24-hour period in Liberty
County Sunday.
"And that's really not that many,"
he said, pointing out that a single
thunderstorm can produce 100 bolts
of lightning.
He said Florida leads the nation
in lightning strikes, with the
highest number occurring north of
But he reported that around 5
p.m. Sunday, "there were only a
couple of lightning strikes in the
Torreya Park area."
When lightning strikes, "It hits
the ground and kind of spreads,
following the roots."
Surprisingly, he said
the most dangerous
time for lightning
during a storm is "the
first few strokes and"
the last few strokes." -
He said lightning can
shoot out several miles
from a storm.
Camp advises
waiting at least 30

A pair of girl's bikes
were left leaning
against the family's
motor home after
they left the park for
investigators to do their

minutes before venturing outside
after hearing thunder or seeing
lightning. He said 74 lightning deaths
were reported in Florida between
1998 and 2007.

When Faith's family arrived
around 5:15 p.m. Sunday, "It
wasn't raining but the storm was
approaching," said Torreya Park
manager Steve Cutshaw.
A park ranger on duty that
afternoon was at the Gregory House
when she heard the blast and went to
see what had happened. She arrived
at the campsite about the same time
as the ambulance, he said.
Cutshaw said while there were
three or four other groups of campers
in the park that afternoon, "None
were within 100 feet of the site in
any direction."
The lightning hit "what happened
to be one of the tallest pine trees in
the area, about 80 feet tall," he said.
"It was just a terrible chain of
events," Cutshaw said before adding,
"It's like an extended family here.
People come to the park and we try
to take care of them and watch over
What happened Sunday "was
just horrible and it literally hurts,"
he said describing the effect on the
park staff.


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10' x 25' .........90
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597

William's Home
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
Concrete work,
landscape, pressure a ,
cleaning, renovations
seamless gutter, P.
painting, vinyl,
& screen enclosure
Call 674-8092 UFN

Stump grinding
Reasonable rates
Free estimates
Chris Nissley
674-8081 or
643-8561 (Cell)

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King size water bed, bookcase
head board, lamps and doors on
both sides, beautiful rose pattern,
with mattress, liner and heater
pad, complete package, excellent
condition, will sacrifice for $150.
Call 643-4402. 6-18, 6-25
Large sectional sofa, grey
with mingled colors with side leg
lifts, also will include a burgundy
rocker recliner, in great condition,
$350. Call 643-7770 in the day or
674-3570 at night. 6-18, 6-25
Sofa, hide-a-bed, red, green, blue
and yellow stripes, good condition,
$50. Call 762-3282. 6-18, 6-25

4x4 file cabinet, $40. Call
674-3264. 6-11,6-18
Rocking chair, green, $10. Call
379-3298. 6-11, 6-18
Baker's rack, $80; dress rack, $40,
chest of drawers, five drawers, $65
value, sell for $30. Call 674-3264.
6-11, 6-18
China cabinet, $45; table and four
chairs, $60. Call 237-2292. 6-11,6-18


Piano,-old-fashioned upright, $80.
Call 674-3264. 6-18, 6-25
Nobels small piano, recently
tuned, $350. Call 639-4377.
6-11, 6-18

Mobile Home For Rent
Taking applications for 2
bedroom, 2 bath mobile
home located 6 miles north
on Hwy. 69N. No pets. 2
months rent for damage
and cleaning deposit, plus
first month's rent. Water,
sewer and grass cutting
Call 674-8888








Five guns: three shotguns, two
22s, all for $800. Call 509-5429
'for more information. 6-18,6-25

Lexmark printer, 4 in 1, works
great, needs ink, $35. Call
762-2041. 6-18, 6-25
Dorcy light candle
power cANCEdLL -15. Call
643-3( .. 6-18,6-25

Sony digital video camcorder,
with accessories, brand new, nev-
er used, retail $600, asking $250
or best offer. Call 643-2255.
6-18, 6-25
PlayStation 2 games, Ghost Re-
con, Jungle Storm 3 for $12. Call
379-3298. 6-11,6-18
Color TV, RCA, 19", $75; Call
674-3264. 6-11,6-18
HP printer, $5; HP scanner, $5.
Call 762-1959. 6-11.6-18
Stereo, five speakers, with amp,
$30. Call 379-3298. 6-11,6-18


Formal gown, size seven, $10;
Body Glove wet suit, youth size 16,
$5. Call 762-1959. 6-11,6-18

Pageant dress, size 9-12 months,
only worn once, asking $180. Call
674-1518. 6-11,6-18

Lennox gas stove, two ovens,
$350; Brown gas stove, new, $600.
Call 674-3264. -11, 6-18

Upright freezer, works good, $50.
Call 237-2292. 6-11, 6-18

GE freezer, upright, $300. Call
674-3264. 6-11,6-18

'95 Oldsmobile Silhoue
electric, $2,500. Call 509-5

1991 Saturn, four door, 3
runs great, cold A/C, n
clutch kit, $500. Call 557-0

1988 Ford Mustang 5.0
matic, dark red, good co
$2,000 or best offer. Call 76
after 6 p.m.
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass
white, 88K original miles, au
ic, four door, A/C, $1,80C
Mercury Grand Marquis
paint job, power window
automatic, needs transn
$1,200. Call 447-3108.



Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reason-
ably priced. Immediate closing.
Call (850) 544-5441
1 or (850) 570-0222 r

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2001 Dodge Dakota, V6, 4x4,
excellent condition, low miles,
$7,500. Call 379-3445. 6-18,6-25

ette, all 1981 GMC Sierra, Dana Ten Bolt
5429. rear-end, 350 engine, minor body
25work needed, runs good, $2,000;
1990 Chevy 1500 Z-71, regular
cab, step side, new transmission,
15 mpg, motor newly built, minor body work
eeds a needed, all new parts, runs good,
'537. $3,000. Call Brian at 850-447-4104
6-18,6-25 or Angela at 850-933-9862.
6-18, 6-25
I, auto-
ndition, '94 Ford F-150, pick-up, Flairside,
i2-2041 300, 6 cyl., red, auto transmission,
6-18, 6-2 A/C, new tires, new radiator, dual
gas tanks, AM/FM radio, electric
windows and doors, 170,538
iera, miles, $3,500 or best offer. Call
utomat- 762-3304. 6-11, 6-18
); 1989
3, new 1992Chevy2500.l nrn- bases,
s, A/C, single CANCELLED un but
mission, needs t .,, ,ouu or best offer.
6-18.6-25 Call 557-2776. 6-11.6-18

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

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"The Best Place to Live"
Rental Assistance

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

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1997 Regency Oldsmobile,
$1,200. Call 674-5533. 6-18,6-25
'91 Towncar, new brake sys-
tem, fresh oil change, 0-80 in a
snap, price not yet decided. Call
643-3679. 6-18, 6-25
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass, four
door, white exterior, blue interior,
$1,800. Call 762-8343. 6-11,6-18
1966 Dodge Dart GT, two door,
hard top, body in excellent condi-
tion, $1,500. Call 379-3445.
1993 Chevy Lumina Euro, silver,
aluminum wheels, $1,850. Call
674-5533. 6-11,6-18
1988 Buick Regal, runs good,
$1,500. Call 674-3264. .-11,6-18
1995 Mazda MX3, 30 to-35 mpg,
$2,000. Call 819-9300 for details.

Furniture truck, can fit two bed-
rooms in it, needs to be pulled,
$1,500; bread truck, for storage,
needs to be pulled, $800. Call
674-3264. 6-11,6-18

'03 Chevy Tahoe, loaded, leather
seats, bush guard, all powered,
heated seats, camo vent visors,
4WD, third row seating, six disk
changer, 111K miles, $10,000 ne-
gotiable. Call Justin at 510-1762.
2001 Rodeo, excellent condition,
tow package, roof rack, winter
powerdrive, V6, 76Kmiles, $6,700.
Call 762-2946. 6-11,6-18
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Laredo, 4x4, 51K miles, excellent
condition inside and out, with tow
bar, $12,000 firm. Call 643-5345.
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Set of tires, four BF Goodrich,
long trail, TAT/A, 275x60xR17,
$350 or best offer; set of door
vent visors, two, camo, fits 99-06
Chevy/ GMC; one camo hood vi-
sor, fits 03-05, Chevy/GMC, all for
$100. Call 573-4150 or 774-7470.
6-18, 6-25
Chevy tires, with wheels, six lug,
$100. Call 643-2515 after 5:30
p.m. 6-11,6-18
Brush guard for 2000 to 2002
Chevy or GMC full size pickup,
chrome, excellent condition, $175.
Call 643-6041. 6-11,6-18

Commercial Properties,
Office & Medical Equipment
Chattahoochee, Florida
7500 Sq. Ft. Retail Building
Located at 305 Washington St
Miscellaneous Office Furniture,
Gondola Shelving, Safe plus
Bainbridge, Georgia

14,000 Sq. Ft. Medical Building
Located at 305 Boulevard St
Vacant Commercial Lots Located
On Calhoun & Clay Streets
Medical Equipment, Blood Testing
Equipment, Ultra Sound Machine,
X-ray Machine, Exam tables,
Office Furniture plus
Call For Free Brochure
For Details Visit


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Five 10"x15" aluminum wheels,
five lug, fits a Ford, $100; chrome
roll bar, fits small truck, $100. Call
643-3662 ask for Michael. 6-11,6-18
Mustang floor mats, new, gray,
$10. Call 762-1959. 6-11,6-18
Bike rack for SUV, holds three
bikes, new, $5. Call 762-1959.
15-inch wheels and tires, alumi-
num, fits Jeep, $200. Call 899-0269
or 674-7138 leave message. UFN


Sting Ray foot scooter, $5; Skim
boards, $5. Call 762-1959. 6-11,6-18
Treadmill, $100; exercise machine,
$70; small exercise machine, $40.
Call 674-2883. 6-11,6-18
Pool table, $50 or best offer. Call
294-2056. 6-11,6-18


Go-cart, 5 hp, single seat, runs
great, $275 negotiable. Call
447-1508. 6-18, 6-25
2001 Harley-Davidson 1200
Sportster, yellow and black, ap-
proximately 12.5K niles, 16" ape
hangers, drag pipes, recent front
tire and battery, two seats, quick
detach, sissy bar, $5,000 firm. Call
447-0279. 6-11,6-18
2x4 Arctic Cat four-wheeler,
$2,000 or trade for golf cart, JD
Gator, or other UTV. Call 643-3662
ask for Michael. 6-11, 6-18
Boreem electric scooter, $25; mo-
torcycle helmet, new XXSmall, red,
$5. Call 762-1959. 16-11, -
2001 Road Glide Harley-David-
son, low miles, garage kept, $9,500
or best offer. Call 639-2442 and
leave message. -11, 6-18

11003 Hwy. 20, Bristol (850) 643-3289
SORANGE Near forest, river and creek, 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath country house
with over 2,770 sq. ft. of living area, carport, deck, cook house, sheds and storage
buildings. Big grape arbor, fruit trees and garden. Six lots approx. 1.4 acres. Only
$165,000 NEW LISTING.
* BRISTOL 3 Bedroom brick, new cabinets, remodeled, fireplace, surround sound,
3 acres with shop. Asking $142,900 NEW ON MARKET.
* ESTIFFANUGA Totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick, hardwood floors,
new appliances, screened porch, metal roof, very nice 1 acre fenced lot and only
asking '139,000.
' LAKE TALQUIN Camp house and dock, beautiful area. 199,999.
* INVESTMENT PROPERTY (2) 2 Bedroom, 1 bath trailers with shop, storage
building, utility house, fenced .67 acre. NEGOTIABLE.
* NEAR HIGH SCHOOL A very roomy 5 bedroom, 2 bath house, only 6 years old,
good lot, GREAT neighborhood. AFFORDABLE at $175,000.
* QUINCY Remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame house, just right for a small fam-
ily, good area.$ 114,000. WE HAVE OTHERS, GIVE US A CALL

3 bedroom, 2 bath
with carport on 1/2 acre


Includes refrigerator,
stove, dishwasher,
and microwave

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Payments starting as low as

$47215 month*
Call today for more information
Call 674-3002 or 675-9111
*with H.O.P. Assitance & 30 year mortgage @ 6% and approved credit.

2006 Harley Davidson Road
King, one owner, black, less
than 100 miles, paid $17,250,
sell for $14,850. Call 674-4364 or
643-7796. 5-14T. 7-9
2007 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit,
windshield, highway bars, back
rest, luggage rack, like new, under
warranty, $6,600. Call 899-0269 or
674-7138 leave message. UFN

16' aluminum boat, C5, with 50
hp Tohatsu, many extras, less than
two hours on boat. Call 447-3200
for more information. 6-18, 6-2
16' bass boat, no engine, $450.
Call 447-2322. 6-18, 6-25
Johnson outboard motor, 6
hp, runs, will take best offer. Call
762-3724 after 5 p.m. CST.
House boat, 38'5"x14', self con-
tained, with two holding tanks, hot
water heater, A/C, gas heater, gas
stove, generator,: 85 hp Evinrude
motor, front and back porch, alu-
minium tanks filled with styrofoam,
wenches on front and back with
anchors, $12,000. Call 674-1230.
6-18, 6-25
2005 AlumaCraft jon boat,
14', two seats, NADA retail val-
ue of $720, will take $600. Call
762-8653. 6-18,6-25

160 2pc Queen Plushtop
mattress set. New in plas-
tic w/ warranty. Can deliver.
$279 New Queen Orthope-
dic Pillowtop Mattress Set
in Sealed Plastic, Warranty.
Can Deliver. 222-9879.
LOVESEAT. NEW, lifetime
warranty, sacrifice $799. (de-
livery avail). 545-7112.
5pc bedroom set. Brand
new in boxes $449. Can de-
liver. 425-8374.
9-pc cherry dining room
set New in boxes. $799 (de-
livery available). 222-7783.
A new Memory Foam
Queen Mattress Set in plas-
tic. $399. 545-7112.
All NEW Pillowtop King
Mattress Set. W/ Warranty.
$299. 425-8374. Can deliver.
BRAND NEW Full Mattress
set, $125/Twin set $100 w/
warranty. 425-8374.
CHERRY Sleigh Bed w/
NEW Mattress set O370.
Can deliver. 545-7112. o


:One acre of land, in Hosford,
$25,000. Call 379-3445. 6-18,6-25

1.4 acre lot, in Hosford. Call
643-7326. 6-18, 6-25

Trolling motor, $75. Call 643-2515
after 5:30 p.m. 6-11.6-18

Fiberglass bass boat with trailer,
70 hp Evinrude motor, runs like new,
boat is a fixer-upper, $1,500. Call
643-3662 ask for Michael. 6-11,6-18

Boat motor and trailer; Jon boat,
12' wooden with trolling motor,
$1,000. Call 762-8343. 6-11,6-18

14'aluminum Somr-Vee boat, 9.5
hp Evinrude, GHV trailer, $1,250;
14' aluminum Jon boat and trailer,
$350. Call 674-2179. 6-11,6-18

14' Bayliner bass boat, 50 hp
motor, runs good, galvanized
trailer, $1,500 or best offer. Call
762-2849. 6-11, 6-18

2000 Tracker boat, 17', 75 hp
Mercury, with trailer, $5,875. Call
762-3686. 6-11,6-18


24' travel trailer; Coachman Cat-
alina, above-ground potty included,
$7,500. Call 762-8343. 6-11, 6-18

2003 travel trailer, excellent condi-
tion, sleeps six, stand up shower,
$9,000. Call 674-2629 ask for
Linda. 6-11, 6-18


Scag commercial mower, 36",
walk behind, ground slide, 150
hours, $3,000. Call 209-0052.
6-18, 6-25

16' trailer, double axel, $1,500.
Call 379-3445.. 6-18,6-25

Hand tools. Call 643-3007.
6-18, 6-25

BD2f Mitsubishi bulldozer, root
rake, new condition, paid $21,000,
sell for $10,500 or trade for 35' or
bigger goose travel trailer, would
prefer with slide outs, in as good or
better condition. Call 762-8459.

1988 John Deere550G Bulldozer,
six way blade, full ROPS, $15,400.
Call 272-5193. 6-11,6-18

Mac tools box, with complete set of
hand tools, some air tools, $5,000.
Call 674-5669. 6-11,6-18

Trailer, 4.5'x8', lights, loading ramp,
$375; trailer, 4'x14', expanded metal
floor, drop pin hitch, $300; trailer,
4'x14', lights, loading ramp, $300;
trailer, 2.5'x4', for four-wheeler or
lawn mower, $125; 5' bush hog,
$300; 16'trailer, for hauling tractor or
vehicle, lights, $450. Call 643-2515
after 5:30 p.m. 6-11,6-18

2004 Dovetail trailer,-for equip-
ment, 18', Tandem axel, 3500 Ibs.
each, single axel brakes, spare
tire, pull out ramps, $1,500 or best
offer. Call 762-2747. 6-11,6-18


2005 Fleetwood, 60x24, three
bed, two bath, sitting, with 1.35
acres, pay off. Call 643-7335.
6-18, 6-25

1.98 acres, approximately one mile
North of Hosford on Hwy 65 North.
Call 209-0765. 6-11, 6-18

Big lot on Chipola River, lo-
cated in Calhoun County. Call
643-1514. UFN



Electric water heater, 20 gallon,
with all wiring, 110 volt, $40; cabi-
net with counter, 4' long, $25. Call
674-3264. 6-18,6-25

Three house windows; two MH
windows, two pane, aluminum,
best offer. Call 670-4589. 6-18,6-25

Two axles with rims for trailer
house, $250; complete tandem
chunk, from refer trailer with rims,
tires, springs, landing gear and
break accessories, $500. Call
643-2515 after 5:30 p.m. 6-11,6-18


Chihuahua puppies, free, twelve
weeks old, males, had first shots.
Call 379-8632. 6-18,6-25

Shepherd mix dog, free to a lov-
ing home, ten months old, needs
lots of love, attention, and romping
space, cannot care due to health.
Call 674-4290. 8-18,6-25

Siamese kittens, seal point, $100
each. Call 866-593-6462. 6-18,6-25

Puppies, need caring homes,
Lab-mix, twelve weeks old. Call
762-1959 please leave message.
6-18, 6-25

16" saddle, camouflage, ii
condition. Call 643--7770
day and 674-3570 at night.

Kittens, free to good horr
months old, grey, very cute
kids. Call 762-2041.

Kittens, free to a good home
orange kittens. Call 643-71

Kittens free to good hom

Shocking collar, Tri-tronics
for two dogs, $300; Beagle pi
two males, two females, $10
Call 643-3662 ask for Mich

Kittens free to a good hor
sorted colors, four to eight
old. Call 674-8139.


Wanted: old trucks or cars,
to pay. Call Jimmy at 544-3

Wanted: 8000 BTU A/C
unit. Call 643-2184.

Wanted: looking for a C
dealer; building materials, v
ply wood. Call 674-3264.
Wanted: Barbie doll cloth
fence material. Call 674-32

Wanted: 19"colorT.V. and PlaySta-
tion with two orthree games, in good
condition. Call 379-3298. 6-11,6-18

Wanted: Junk four-wheelers for
parts, Call 762-8566. 6-11, 6-18

Wanted: Baby girl clothes, sizes
18-24 months. Call 237-1378.

Wanted: Car trailer to rent for one
day. Call 447-4339 ask for John.

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

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

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


Found: Beagle, female, small,
about one year old, found at Lake
Mystic, very well behaved. Call
674-1370. 6-18,6-25

Lost: Small black puppy, Patter-
dale terrier, male, wearing green
collar, last seen in downtown
Blounstown, answers to "Jet". Call
643-9257. 6-18, 6-25

Lost: Three Walker puppies, ap-
prox six months old, last seen in
vicinity of N. Freeman Rd in Bris-
tol. Call 643-2758. 6-18,6-25

Lost: Hearing aid, lost at Blount-
stown landing on Saturday, May31.
Reward offered. Call 674-5337.
6-11, 6-18

Lost: Labrador, female, black, lost
in the Chiploa Riverarea, reward of-
fered. Call 899-0896. 6-11, 6-18


Yard sale, Saturday, June 21,
starting at 8 a.m., from Blount-.
stown, take Hwy 71 towards Altha,,
turn right on Hanna Tower Rd, turn
left on the second paved road,
which is Fuqua Circle, there will be
clothes, baby items, furniture, and
several household items. 6-is

Yard sale, Saturday, June 21, 7
a.m., 15948 NE Broad St., Lot #4,
Altha, men's clothing, maternity
clothing, scrubs, linens, house-
hold items, toys, much more. Call
762-8551. 6-18

Multifamily yard sale, June 21, 8
a.m. noon, 12723 NW Pea Ridge
Rd. Call 643-4166. 6-18

weeks FOR RENT
6-11,6-18 Mobile home lot on the river.

$140 month.
Call 510-4686
8 6-25FOR RENi
6 18 6-25
New house, three
6-18,6-25 bedroom, two bath on
Black Bottom Road.
vood or $750 month.
6-18,6-25 First & last month rent up
es and front. Call 899-0269
:64. or 674-7138
6-11, 6-18 Ir


For sale from
$15K to 30K
Interest range from
8.75% to 13.5%
Call 762-8185 or 653-5597


Will sit in your home
or hospital with
elderly or children.
Call 237-1539
Have references.
6-11 &6-18

2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
mobile home, complete-
ly furnished, located at
21389 Pear Road by
Bentley Bluff in Telogia.
Call 510-0932 or

Great for hunting, choc-
olate and black, UKC
and AKC registered,
father SHR General
Napolean Beauregard,
ready July 1, 2008.
$350 Call 510-6778

1 & 2 bedroom mobile home
3 bedroom, 2 bath on John F. Bailey Road, SR
singlewide mobile 20 W. in Blountstown. $85
home to $145 weekly. Deposit re-
quired. All utilities included.
$425 month 3 locations. NO PETS. Also
plus damage deposit. RV for rent and/or sale.
SCall 442-6110 -,, Call 674-7616 -I'

Buy, sell and trade -it an an The Journal!

55 acres prime hunting
property in NE Mis-
souri. Excellent deer
hunting. Rolling hills.
Approx. 9 acres of
fertile bottom land for
food plots. Also 3 acre
interior food plot with
small pond remaining
in hardwoods. 24 x
32 cabin approx. 85
complete. Hwy. front-
age. Land taxes ap-
prox. $100 year.

Call 762-8185 or 653-5597

New 1,100 sq. ft. home
under construction. 3
bedroom, 2 bath on
70'/210' lot on Oak Ave.
in Blountstown. Tile
and laminate flooring.
City utilities. Still time to
choose your colors. Ap-
prox. 90 days to com-
pletion. Up to 100% fi-
nancing with approved

Call 762-8185 or 653-5597

Join Us!
Peter R. Brown Construction Company, Inc. invites all
local vendors, suppliers, trade contractors and residents to
an Informational Meeting on thenew Hosford K-8 School
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
10:00a.m. 12:00p.m. (Local Time)
Liberty County School Board Meeting Room
12926 Northwest County Road 12, Bristol, FL
All interested construction supply vendors, trades peo-
ple and residents are invited to attend. This.will be an op-
portunity to meet the construction manager, ask questions
about the project, and learn about possible opportunities
to participate in the bid process.
Please call our office for directions or additional infor-
Peter R. Brown Construction, Inc., CGC036285
1424 Piedmont Drive East, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Phone: 850-668-4498 Fax: 850-668-6790


Apply now for quota permits

Every hunter knows
you have the best
chance of catching a
monster buck off-guard
during the first part of
hunting season. That's
why many of us enjoy
hunting the archery
and muzzleloading gun
seasons and, why we
can't miss opening weekend
the general gun season.
If you plan to hunt on pu
land next season, you she
know many of Florida's wile
management areas (WM.
require a quota permit to I
during archery, muzzleloac
gun and the first nine days
general gun season.
There are several types
quota permits and most
issued by random drawing.
costs are involved with qi
permits, but hunters may arl
only once for each type
permit during the first phas!
the application period.
The application period
archery/muzzleloading [
and general gun quota h
permits runs June 2-12, so
better get on the stick. TI
also are quota permits availh
for hunts involving airbo
track vehicles, quail, you
families and mobility-impail
The application period for tl
hunts is June 25 to July 9.
may apply as early as 10 a
(EDT) on the first day of
application period and ha
until midnight on the last de
Two of these quota perry
are unique to the state's So
Region.An airboat quota per
is required for anyone wish
to hunt out of an airboat
Everglades and Francis
Taylor WMA in Broward
Miami-Dade counties. But
you'd rather hunt off a tr;
vehicle there, or on Rotenber
or Holey Land WMAs in Pa
Beach County, you'll nee
track vehicle quota permit.
In the western Panhand
hunters wanting to quail hun
the field trial area of Santa R
County's Blackwater Wl
must have a quail quota perry
The FWC offers youth hu
for deer at Camp Bland:
WMA in Clay County a
Andrews WMA in Levy Coum
If you have children ages 8-
and you want them to have
chance -of experiencing one
these great hunts, apply fo
youth hunt quota permit. Dur
these hunts, only the youngsl
may hunt, and they and ti
adult supervisors are the o
people allowed on the area.
This coming season, th
will be family hunts on
different WMAs! Those ar
are: Matanzas, Andre\
Devil's Hammock, Din
Island Ranch, Lafayette Cre
Allapattah Flats, Perdido RiP
Cary, Okaloacoochee Slou


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Blackwater, and the newly
established areas of Belmore,
Four Creeks, Hatchet Creek,
Thomas Creek Kings Road Unit
and Hilochee Osprey Unit.
You must have a family hunt
quota permit to hunt these areas
during specific time periods.
Should you get drawn, the
permit requires one adult to take
one or two youths hunting.
Disabled hunters, certified
mobility-impaired, can apply
for mobility-impaired quota
permits. These permits allow
exclusive access to general-gun
hunt on eight of the state's better
public hunting areas.
If any of this is starting to
sound exciting to you, you'll
want to get ahold of the correct
quota permit worksheet so you
can apply for one or more ofthese
great opportunities. All quota

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permit worksheets
are at MyFWC.
com/hunting under
"Quota." General
gun and archery/
muzzleloading gun
quota worksheets
also are available at
tax collectors' offices
and license agents.

Worksheets for other quota
permits are obtainable at FWC
regional offices.
Once you've completed the
worksheet, you may submit
it to any license agent or tax
collector's office. If you have a
valid Florida driver license, you
also can go through the Internet
The random drawings to
decide who gets general gun
and archery/muzzleloading
gun quota hunt permits take
place in late June. In early July,
you'll receive, by mail, a quota
permit if you were selected. You
should know by late August if
you've drawn one of the other
quota permits. Also, the results
are posted after each drawing
at under
"Limited Entry Hunts."

One Stop Career Center
1693S NE Pear SI Sulle 2,
Blounrslo.n Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Technician, Construction
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver. EOE
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN

your next employee with
an ad in The Journal



Forest Youth




For more info call
Laura Sullivan at

is now accepting applications for:
Departmental Staff Assistant --
Business & Technology
Departmental Staff Assistant --
Teacher Education
Requires an Associate's degree plus three (3) years pro-
gressive secretarial or clerical experience; or equivalent
combination of education and experience. Valid state driv-
er's license required.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a
completed Chipola College employment application (avail-
able from Human Resources); resume; and references with
current addresses and telephone numbers to CHIPOLA
COLLEGE, Human Resources, 3094 Indian Circle, Mari-
anna, FL 32446
6-18 & 6-25

America (80 percent).
The story here is Democrat Barack Obama, who according to Kohut
"has made quite a splash across the seas" and "has strong international
appeal just about everywhere." When asked how much confidence
they had in Obama to "do the right thing regarding world affairs," the
French (84 percent confidence in Obama), Tanzanians (84 percent),
Germans (82 percent), Australians (80 percent), Japanese (77 percent),
British (74 percent) and Spanish (72 percent) are incredibly bullish
on the young Illinois Democrat. Republican John McCain gets higher
ratings than George W. Bush but trails Obama almost everywhere and
by nearly 50 percent in both France and Germany.
Now back to the Iron Rule. McCain put Obama on the political
defensive last week over Obama's failure to visit Iraq during the last
two years. Almost certainly, under some pressure, Obama will make
a trip to Iraq to visit -- and to be seen visiting -- with American troops
and brass.
But after his meetings in Iraq, Obama could quite legitimately
"Do What His Opponent Cannot Do," by meeting foreign leaders
and holding public events in Berlin, Madrid, Rome, London, Paris
and maybe even Tokyo and Melbourne, and be guaranteed the kind
of huge, enthusiastic and pro-American crowds that would dominate
media coverage both here and abroad.
Imagine the compelling sight -- to American voters -- of French,
Germans, Spanish and Japanese holding high in their hands American
flags to welcome the Democratic presidential nominee who had been
an early opponent of George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq.
Why does this matter? "It is important for America," says Kohut,
"to be able to persuade other nations to join, to follow the U.S. rather
than for the U.S. to 'muscle' them."
Sure, some xenophobes would object to Obama's "foreign pri-
mary," arguing that he cares more about Rome, Italy, than Rome,
Ga. But tell me, wouldn't it be grand to have an American leader
being cheered -- like John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan were -- in
the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate?

The School Board of Liberty County is accepting applica-
tions for the following position for the 2008-2009 school
year. A complete administrative application listing three
(3) professional references and resume is required; it will
need to be submitted in the Information and Opportunities
section of the online application at the LCSB website, HY-
Once ih this area, follow the "step by step" directions. Any
computer with internet can be used, i.e. (Library, One Stop
Career Center, Adult School, etc.).
Those without computer access may come to the District
Administration office and complete your application. Assis-
tance will be provided, if needed. Reasonable accommo-
dations for completing forms and interviews are available
for people with disabilities when requested in advance. For
a request for reasonable accommodations, please contact
the Office of the Superintendent.
* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational insti-
tution required.
* Minimum of three (3) years successful experience as a
teacher and/or principal or other school related administra-
tive or supervisory duties.
* Must provide written references upon request from the
1. Oversee the development of all district calendars.
2. Coordinate the local and state student assessment pro-
3. Coordinate adult education programs.
4. Serve as administrator for the DJJ and Alternative
School sites.
5. Serve as District contact for the School Resource Of-
ficbr/school safety.
6. Serve as Liberty County School District GED Examin-
7. Serve as District truant officer/equity coordinator.
COMPENSATION: Beginning Salary: *45,000.00
Applications will be received from:
June 5, 2008 June 18, 2008

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WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners and the Supervisor of Elections Office
have received many prior complaints of .;ic, .i' campaign workers in the voting poll
locations; and

WHEREAS, when multiple campaign workers are located at the voting poll locations it
clogs the parking lot areas, walk-thru areas, and decreases the c.s ilh'iir ..f *'the voting
poll locations; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners desires that all Liberty County voting
poll locations be easily accessible to all voters and free from conflict.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of
Liberty County, Florida, as follows:

1. That the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners encourages and
supports all candidates for public office and all campaign workers to please refrain from
congregating and working the voting poll locations to allow for better accessibility for

PASSED by the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida, this
8 ( day of June, 2008.

Liberty County Board of County Commissioners


ROBERT HILL, Clerk of Court


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Contact Bill Stoutamire
Phone 674-5974 -'Fax 674-8307

Peter R. Brown Construction, Inc.
(CG-C036285), the Construction
Manager for the Hosford Elemen-
tary/Jr. High School Additions &
Renovations, Hosford, FL., in-
vites all interested parties to sub-
Smit sealed bids for the following
construction trade packages:
2A- Sitework '
2B Selective Demolition
2C Fencing
3A- Concrete
4A- Masonry
5A- Structural Steel
5B Pre-Engineered Steel Truss-
6A General Trades
6B Architectural Woodwork
7A- Metal Roofing & Walls
8A- Glass & Glazing
8B Doors, Frames, and Hard-
9A- Framing & Gypsum
9B Floor Covering
9C Acoustical Ceilings
9D Painting
10A Aluminum Walkway Cov-
11A- Food Service Equipment
14A Conveyance Systems
15A- Plumbing
15B- Fire Sprinkler
16A- Electrical
ders must be pre-qualified at the
time of bid opening in accordance
with the bid package.

ments will be available after June
18, 2008 at the office of Peter R.
Brown Construction, Inc., 1424
Piedmont Drive East, Tallahassee,
FL 32308. For information about
obtaining bid documents, call the
Construction Manager at (850)
668-4498 or fax request to (850)
DATE AND TIME: Bids will be
publicly opened and read aloud at
2:00 p.m., July 10, 2008 at the of-
fice of the Construction Manager.
The Construction Manager's office
is located at 1424 Piedmont Drive
East, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
PROPOSAL: Bids must be sub-
mitted in full and in accordance
with the requirements of the draw-
ings and project manual.
MEETING: A non-mandatory pre-
bid meeting will be held at the job
site on July 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
eastern time. All interested par-
ties are encouraged to attend.
6-18 & 6-25

Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a Public Auction June 30,'2008
at 5 p.m. (ET)
Blue 1995 Ford F150 Eddie Bauer pickup
Vin#1 FTEF1 5N3SNA55742
Our auction will be held at Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road off Hwy. 20
East, one half mile on left, you will see
our sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
Calhoun Liberty Journal 6-18-08
If you need any more information on
the above vehicle call and ask for Dale
at (850) 643-2522 or (850) 228-9555. 2

r Root Canal
S Endodontics, the technical name for the procedure commonly
known as a root canal, becomes necessary when a tooth is in-
fected. Atooth is made up of three basic parts. The enamel covers
.the outside or crown of the tooth. The hardest substance to occur
in the human body, the enamel protects the tooth and provides
Strength for chewing. The layer called dentin, which is softer than
enamel but still quite hard, lies within the enamel. The center, or
core, of the tooth is made up of a complex, loose connective tis-
Ssue called the pulp. Within this connective tissue core are the
'".. ) blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerves, which supply nourishment
S" and sensation to the tooth.
Dr. Larry J. Cook When the pulp is damaged or invaded by bacteria, the limited
blood supply coming through the tip of the tooth root does not
supply enough white blood cells to fight the infection and the pulp dies. A dead pulp soon
disintegrates and becomes food for the invading bacteria and the space becomes filled with
suppuration, a polite and scientific way of saying "pus". The waste products of these bacterial
populations are gases and liquids, which cause the pressure and pain of a toothache,
Endodontics are simply a way to remove the infection and what is left in the pulp space
without removing the entire tooth with it. After opening the tooth into the pulp space, me-
chanical instruments, and antibiotic medicaments are used to clean the inside of the tooth all
the way to the tip of the root and a filling material, usually gutta percha, is used to seal the
canals so that bacteria can not re-enter the tooth.
What caused the pulp to die? In one word, trauma. That trauma can be in the form of a
physical blow to the tooth, but more frequently it is in a form of caries (or decay) that is al-
lowed to advance near or into the pulp chamber itself.
"Is this going to hurt?" This is another frequently asked question. Most of the horror stories
related to endodontic therapy are hold-overs from a time when antibiotics were not used as
liberally as they are today. With proper anesthesia and an adequate antibiotic regimen prior
to treatment, almost all root canals can be performed completely without pain.

There was a time when a dental infection involving a
tooth invariably meant the loss of that tooth. With endo-
dontic therapy and the appropriate restorative procedures
to support the tooth thereafter, many times the tooth can
continue to be used and enjoyed for life.
Between five and ten percent if TMJ patients have dys-
function that is of a nature that can only be relieved by
surgical intervention, either surgical correction of the joint
tissues themselves, or surgery to rearrange the relation of
the lower jaw to the upper jaw to correct the bite relation-

4307 Third Avenue
Marianna, FL 32446

(850) 526-4220


Chipola nursing students train on high tech patient

College nursing students
recently got firsthand
experience in a medical
emergency scenario using
a new human patient
The future nurses found
themselves in a mock
emergency room with a
young child in breathing
distress along with a panicked
and somewhat-challenging
The students performed
basic tasks such as taking
patient history, checking
vitals, drawing blood and
starting IV fluids. As the
trauma progressed the
students were faced with
decisions regarding the course
of care in a deteriorating
.situation. Students had to
decide which medications to
administer and make quantity
conversions for a child.
According to Lucinda
Graven, Assistant Professor of
Nursing, the scenario helped
the students gain valuable
experience in making quick
and decisive decisions in a
stressful environment.
"The Pedisim simulator

can be adjusted to suit the
education point of the student.
The medical issues and
training are basic in the initial
semester and progressively
increase in difficulty as the
students nMove through the
program," said Graven.

Jackson Hospital
employees Tracy Mears and
Amy Samson played a major
role in setting up the patient
simulator and evaluating
the scenario for the Chipola
Funds for the human

patient simulator came from
a Succeed! Florida Nursing
Profession grant. Chipola was
awarded-a total of $253,000
to help introduce nursing
students to real life medical
situations with three human
simulators, including a male

recently got
in a medical
using a
new human
Here student
Rotello of
S works with
^ new Pedisim

and female adult. The Pedisim
human patient simulator can
breathe, bleed and talk just
like a real patient.
For information regarding
entrance requirements to the
Chipola nursing program,
call 850-718-2278.

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& Vacuum Cleaner
Sales & Service
Parts & Service for:
Kirby. Rainbow and most
other makes and models ,
Riccar vacuum dealer
SSmall electric repair
SScissor & yard lool sharpening
Call (850) 526-1515
2825 Hwy. 71N Marianna

Metal roofs, decks,
carpentry, drywall,
siding & room additions
Call 643-4536
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Flowers for
all occasions.
Live and silk
We specialize in
weddings at a
good price!
Allna. Hwy 71 Solh on
J P Peacock Road


Land Clearing & Fencing
i Dozer and Excavation work
Demolition Pond Digging "
Road Buiding Field Fence ,-
or Barbed Wire Tractor Work

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Air Conditioning, Inc.
18650 State Road 20 West Blounisiown
Sales, service and installation of air condition
systems, ice machines and cold storage units.

Call (850) 674-8538

John "Handy" Mann
Home Improvements {
Ceramic Tile Flooring
Drywall Plumbing
Pressure Washing
Painting roofing
light electrical carpentry
Call 674-6410/447-0810
Over 35 yrs experience
Licensed & Insured !

Lawn Care & More
"When it comes to your
lawn, just give me a call
cause I can do it all!"

Call Linda Haines 643
14632 NW SR 20 B


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Tree Service
Tree Removal ."t
Tree Trimming
Phone: 643-5582 Mobile: 643-7372
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or Liberty County Sheriff

Dear Friends,

I am Donnie Conyers. I
am seeking to be your Sher-
iff. I am a life-long resident
of Liberty County. My wife
Ann and I have been mar-
ried for over 36 years. We
raised our two sons, Reggie
and Grant, in this county.
They are now both married
with families of their own.
We think that this is a great
place to live.
The people of Liberty
County deserve to have a
sheriff who knows them,
cares about them, and
serves them as a friend.
It has been my privilege
for over 22 years to serve
all of the citizens of Liberty
County as a Deputy Sheriff. .
Throughout this time, you
have learned that you could
call on me anytime you or
a family member needed I
help from the Sheriff's of-
fice. I am glad that you have
called me at home day and
night, stopped me on the
streets, and come by my of-
fice to talk about your needs. You
have trusted me to do everything
I could to help you. I believe that
you have found me to be a fair,
level headed, understanding and
compassionate law enforcement
officer who goes to great lengths to
balance the needs of the law with
your needs for your family. I have
been with you and your families as
you wept at the loss of a loved one
or as you celebrated
a marriage, the
vi:,_ birth of a

* Alcohol Breath Content
Measurement Certification
* Domestic Violence
* Juvenile Sex Offender
* Field Officer Training Cer-
* Incident Command Proce-
* On-going Firearms Profi-
* Emergency Vehicle Opera-
* Human Diversity Training
SMy experience includes
all levels of law enforcement
operations, administration
and operation of the county

child or other significant event. I have
helped with many cook-outs to raise
money for people in need. I have
learned from these experiences that
we have great people in this county.
They deserve a great friend in the
Sheriff's office. I want to be that great
friend to you and to all of the people
of Liberty County.
The people of Liberty County
deserve a sheriff who is a law en-
forcement professional who has
certifications and training that indi-
cate his legal depth of knowledge.
I continue to maintain my profes-
sional development. I am certified by
the state as a law enforcement officer.
My extensive law enforcement train-
ing includes:
Florida Sheriff's Executive Training
Basic Police Academy Training
, Speed Measurement Training Certi-

The people of Liberty
County deserve a sheriff
who has a vision of how to
improve the sheriff's office
to make our community
safer and more responsive
to all of our citizens.
I see our county needs as
Safe Streets (anti-dui, reck-
less driving)
SSafe Homes (domestic vio-
lence, child abuse programs)
* Safe Schools (expand our school
resource officer program)
* Zero Drug Tolerance (includes
buyers and sellers)
. Increased emphasis on crime
Provide greater means for citi-
zens input into our programs/ac-
I offer you a trustworthy, friendly
Sheriff's office managed by a per-
son with a depth of experience and
training in doing the job. I want to
be a Sheriff of the people.
Learn more about me. Visit
my website at:

Von P e44014

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