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Landlord, 87, arrested for cutting
tire and hitting tenant.......PAGE 2
Off-duty Liberty County deputy revives
woman unable to breathe.......PAGE 3
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hits peak in
by Teresa Eubanks, JournalEditor
Whenever the lights start flickering in Blount-
stown, City Manager James Woods wants
residents to know there's something they can do before
losing power: Turn something off.
"Monday, we finally identified it. It's a peak usage
problem," Woods said of the recurring glitches that
have plagued the town's electrical system.
"Each time our electric use in the city exceeded
our safety check for the maximum average of amps
allowed on our circuit, the lights flickered out," he said.
"We've taken some steps to rectify that."
The system is monitored by three regulators that
trip when the system is overloaded. "The current
regulators will handle a maximum of 520 amps," he
said, explaining that by decreasing that number to 482,
they can now protect the regulators.
"We found there was a slight imbalance on the
amperage of each of the phases going out. We have
taken some of the load off one line and moved it to
another line," he explained.
When the system was examined in December, it
appeared that everything was fine. "The problem just
snuck up on us," he said.
The cause? "Incremental usage," he said. The
original load study of the electrical system was done
in 1999. Since that time, "People have more electri-
cal devices in their homes today," he explained, citing
items like computers, printers, chargers and multiple
t.v. sets in addition to air conditioners that get heavy
use during the hot summer months.
"We're more acclimated to air conditioning now
than in the past. Today, air conditioning is a necessity
and that drives the peak usage as it gets hotter in the
middle of the day."
There will have to be changes made in the near
future. One option would.be to invest in three larger
regulators that can handle increased amounts of elec-
tricity. The second option, which he favors and said
would be more economical, would be to split the city
into two circuits and buy three new same-size regu-
lators for the new circuit while keeping the existing
equipment on the old circuit. "That way we'd have a
backup circuit," Woods said.
"If we had a secondary circuit some of the more
vital things that need to be up and running could be
segmented so that key operations would still be pow-
ered," he added.
Until the system can be reworked, he said the city's
utility customers need to keep on an eye on their
power usage. "If people will take active conservation
measures to turn off lights they don't need and adjust
thermostats, it will help us make it through the peak
of the day without the power flickering."
Volume 28, Number 30 Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Two burned vehicles are shown next to the debris that was once the Tayor home in Bristol. The family,
including parents Jay and Ranza and their three children, are shown above. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Account set up to collect donations for Taylor family
Family loses everything
in early morning blaze
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A pair of beloved Chihuahuas and some car
P keys was about all the Taylor family had time
to grab when they fled from their burning home in
their nightclothes around 3 a.m. Saturday morning
Left behind in the rubble of their wood-frame house
was everything they owned, including clothes, family
pictures and all their personal possessions, according
to Carlene Shiver, whose brother, Jay, was lucky to
escape with his wife, Ranza, their three children and
his mother-in-law in the pre-dawn blaze.
Shiver gave the following account of the frightening
events that morning:
Ranza Taylor awoke around 3 a.m., heard a noise
and said, "The house is on fire." Her husband, Jay,
thought she was dreaming and told her to lay back
Instead, she got up and walked through the house
to the back porch. She had just pulled the pin out of a
fire extinguisher and started spraying a flame on the
back porch when there was an explosion. An oxygen
bottle stored on the porch blew up and knocked her
back into the house.
"Jay got up to follow her and saw it," said Shiver.
"When it blew her back, he thought she was dead."
Ranza injured her leg but was otherwise all right,
Shiver said. She and Jay rushed the rest of the family
from the house as it burned around them.
"They're lucky to have gotten out," said Shiver.
Once outside, the Taylors and their three children,
Whitney, 19, Jared, 18 and Chase, who is 13, saw
that two of their four vehicles were also consumed
by the fire.
"It leveled the house," said firefighter James Kersey
of the blaze at 14505 Andy Robinson Road, about a
block south of Strickland's Auto Repair. He said the
See BRISTOL FIRE continued on page 15
Calhoun Health Dept. gets $90,000 grant for health care sites
W ith gas prices more than $4 per gallon, 4
accessing health services can be challenging
when medical facilities are long distances away.
Thanks to a $90,000 grant from.The Blue Foundation
for a Healthy Florida, the philanthropic affiliate of
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF),
underserved and uninsured residents of rural Calhoun
County won't have to go far for basic medical
The grant enables the Calhoun County Health
Department to open two additional health care sites in o
outlying areas of Calhoun County that currently lack
nearby medical facilities. Funding will also expand
services provided at the four health care sites currently
in operation. LEFTTJO RIGHT Susan Wildes, Asst. Director of The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida; Dr. Eugene
See HEALTH DEPT GRANT continued on page 3 Charbonneau, Vanessa O'Nell, R.N., Peggy Howland and Nancy Newsome.
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Sheriffs Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...8 Page to the Past...9
Birthdays...10 Hosford Neighborhood Watch formed...11 Obituaries...22 & 26
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Landlord arrested for hitting
woman and cutting
A 78-year-old Calhoun
County man is facing charges
of criminal mischief and battery
after he allegedly let the air out
of a woman's tire and then hit her
when she confronted him about
it, according to a report from
the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Charles William Lee was
arrested July 18.
According to a deputy's report,
a woman residing on Owens Lane
was at home around 9 p.m. on
June 30 when she heard a noise
outside that sounded like air
gushing from a tire. When she
pulled back her curtain, she said
she saw her landlord, Charles
William Lee, getting up from a
kneeling position by the right
front tire of her car.
A friend who was visiting the
woman called 9.11.
About 15 minutes later, the
woman reported that Lee returned
and walked into her yard holding
a yellow flashlight.
When she went outside and
asked why he deflated her tire, Lee
denied doing it and said instead
that he "had run a man off' from
the property. The woman told
Lee that she had seen him and a
deputy was on the way.
Lee then became angry, she
said. He started cursing, hit her
three times in the face with the
flashlight and then struck her
once with his fist, she reported.
After a deputy arrived and
found the woman with injuries
to her left eye, an ambulance was
called and she was taken to the
emergency room to be examined
The deputy saw a flattened
tire on the woman's car 'and
discovered a noticeable gash
where it had been punctured with
a sharp object.
After taking statements from
the woman and her guest, a.
warrant was issued for Lee's
Hosford teen charged with DUI
If his passenger hadn't tossed
out an empty beer into someone's
front yard, Justin Paul Goodwin,
19, would have probably ended
his night without incident.
But a Hosford resident
happened to be standing in his
front yard when a beer can came
sailing by. He alerted a deputy,
who then headed in the direction
of the car, which went along
Chester Street and then onto
Moore Street, where he found the
The car's passenger, identified
only as Kalap, was standing on
the porch while the driver had
gone inside the residence.
Deputy Wade Kelly approached
the passenger, who admitted that
he had thrown out the beer can.
He said his friend, Justin Paul
Goodwin, was driving.
When he spoke with Goodwin,
the deputy noted the strong odor
of an alcoholic beverage on his
breath. Goodwin stated that
he had "probably two beers"
The deputy told the two that he
was going to take them back to
the Chester Street house so they
could apologize to the homeowner
and pick up the beer can. As he
turned to walk back to his patrol
car, the deputy noticed Goodwin
throw something down behind a
tree in the front yard.
Goodwin first denied he'd
thrown anything but after being
questioned again, he told the
deputy it was "a little bag of.
The teen was handcuffed,
arrested and taken to the jail in
Bristol, where he was given a field
sobriety test. After performing
poorly on thetest, he was asked to
give a breath sample to determine
his level of intoxication. He blew
a .08 the first time. The second
time, he was .076.
Deputies told Goodwin that he
could not blow over a .02 since
he is under the legal drinking
age of 21.
He was charged with driving
under the influence and driving
without a license.
*Bernard A. Rolenson, FTA.
*Brian David Harmon, VOP.
*Charisma Tarussell Smith, VOP.
*Douglas Brodson Jones, driving while license
suspended or revoked.
*Richard Wallace Brooks, driving while license
suspended or revoked.
*Charles Devin Goodman, VOP (Gulf Co.).
*Lisa Leath Cumbie, VOP.
*Justin Chambers, VOP.
*Thomas Annan Kotel, FTA.
*John Willie Dempsey, VOP
*Bryan Eugene Tolbert, VOP.
*Ronald Lamar Cheesmon, failure to redeliver
leased property (Leon Co.).
*Marcus Antonio Valerio, no valid driver's li-
*Steven Alan Collier, VOP (state).
*Lori Sansom, FTA.
*William Charles Lee, battery, criminal mis-
*Melissa Ann Greer, VOP (Bay Co.).
*John Stephen Fleck, DUI, driving while license
suspended or revoked with knowledge.
*Charisma Smith, holding for CCSO.
*Roy Chester Wilson, capias, driving while li-
cense suspended or revoked.
*Lisa Leath Cumbie, holding for CCSO.
*Bryce Crosby, holding for GCSO.
*Richard Demsy Odom, VOP (state).
*Justin P. Goodwin, DUI, possession of alco-
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
July 14 through July 20, 2008 G
Accidents...............03 Traffic Citations...................07
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....112
Business alarms.....01 Residential alarms..........00
Complaints.......................... .. ....... 142
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Woman revived after off-duty
deputy responds to 911 call
by Teresa Eubanks, JournalEditor
A quick response by an off-
duty Liberty County deputy
may have-meant the difference
between life and death for a
woman last week.
Around midday Friday, John
Martin went in to check on
his mother, Bridget Mercer,
after hearing her make what he
described as "a gurgling noise."
He found her lying lifeless on
her bed. She was not breathing.
He called 911 and then picked
up his mother, moving her onto
the living room floor, where he
frantically began CPR while
waiting for help to arrive.
When the call went out over
the police radio, off-duty Deputy
Caryl Marotta was at the 4-H
horse arena, watching children
taking riding lessons, when she
heard the ambulance dispatched.
After verifying the address and
realizing it was just past the Lake
Mystic turnoff along Hwy. 12
South, she responded.
When Marotta arrived at the
residence just past E.G. Larkins
Road, she went inside and found
Mercer on the floor with her son
attempting chest compressions.
"She was grey.and rapidly
turning blue. Obviously, there
was no air exchange going on,"
Marotta said. After finding she
had a strong pulse, the deputy
began blowing air into Mercer's
"It took me two or three tries,"
Marotta said. "I repositioned
her head several times before
she could maintain her airway.
She didn't need the chest
compressions because she had a
really good pulse." She said she
heard a "pop" and then Mercer
took a breath.
She continued to help her
breathe as they waited for the
ambulance, which arrived
about seven minutes later. "The
ambulance made good time,"
Marotta said, but added, "A few
minutes can make a big difference
when you can't get any air in."
As she was being moved into
the ambulance, the crew and the
deputy continued to work on her
to keep her breathing. "They had
a hard time getting her intubated
because of her deteriorated state,"
the deputy said.
She was then taken to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by
helicopter. Remarkably, after an
overnight stay, she was released
and returned home. When the
deputy went to do a follow-up
visit Saturday, she said she was
amazed to see Mercer walk out
the front door to greet her.
Mercer, who suffers from
fibromyalgia, said she had a
reaction to medication she had
taken on an empty stomach. She
said she has usedthe same medicine
previously with no ill effects.
Journal readers may remember
the deputy from a story last
December involving a Hosford
youngster named Conner. The
little boy was saved from choking
when the deputy cleared his
airway after he suffered a febrile
seizure. Marotta was on duty at
the time, directing traffic for a
funeral procession going through
Bristol when she heard the mother
screaming for help after she
pulled into a convenience store
parking lot nearby.
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According to Dr. Eugene Charbonneau, director of Calhoun County
Health Department, a lack of transportation hinders many individuals
from seeking routine primary care. This has led to high percentages
of untreated health conditions and increased risk factors for other
Staffed with a Registered Nurse, health care sites will offer basic
medical services including immunizations and blood pressure and
glucose checks. In addition to medical services, the locations will
provide educational information on diabetes, blood pressure, obesity
I and cancer awareness. Within a year, the health department plans to
also establish a weekly or biweekly primary care clinic at the sites.
"These health care sites will help to alleviate some of the health
disparities in Calhoun County," said Charbonneau.
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida is dedicated to making
a constructive contribution to the health and well-being of all
Floridians especially the uninsured and underserved. This grant is
one of 14, totaling more than $1 million, The Blue Foundation for a
Healthy Florida will present this summer to nonprofit health clinics
and community outreach programs across Florida.
"The Calhoun County Health Department is acutely aware of their
community's health needs," said Susan Towler, executive director,
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida. "They recognized a
problem and have created a solution. We're proud to help make this
solution a success."
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida awards grants during
two grant cycles per year. With the completion of the 2008 summer
grant cycle, The Blue Foundation will have presented 158 grants
and 20 awards totaling more than $10.5 million since its founding
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida is a separate,
philanthropic affiliate ofBCBSF incorporated in the state of Florida.
The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, and its parent, BCBSF, are
independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association,
an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.
For more information on The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida,
please visit its Web site at www.bluefoundationfl.com.
Serving Calhoun County since 1947, The Calhoun County Health
Department is dedicated to disease prevention and health protection,
treatment and promotion. For more information on the Calhoun
County Health Department, call 850-674-5645 or visit http://www.
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RiverFest comes to
Sneads on Aug. 30
The Community Safety Coalition
and the City of Sneads announces the
upcoming RiverFest- All for Fun and Fun
for All. The event, scheduled for August
30, includes a RiverFest Parade that will
begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown
RiverFest will take place at Sneads Park
on beautiful Lake Seminole. Doors open
at 11 a.m., cost is $2 per person over the
age of six. Transportation will be provided
from Adam Tucker Park to Sneads Park
the day of the event. Food, arts and crafts,
entertainment, canoe races and much more
guarantee lots of fun for all attendees.
Vendor registrations are available
from any committee member. Costs
for booths vary according to the type
of vendor. Electricity is available for a
nominal fee. To register a food vendor,
please contact Helen Grice at 599-6204;
commercial vendors are asked to contact
Chris Hawthorne at 599-4289; arts and
crafts or general vending companies may
contact Greg Lewis at 593-5600 and
please contact Karen Fader at 526-2861
to register as a non-profit.
Anyone interested in participating in the
RiverFest Parade is encouraged to contact
Helen Grice at 593-6204. For information
on the beauty pageant, contact Karen Fader
Last call for applications
for entering 'Kids for Art'
The deadline for entering the "Kids
for Art" Show has been extended to
Wednesday, Friday Aug. 1.
This show sponsored by the Liberty
County Arts Council and is open to all
young artists residing in Liberty County.
Categories are sculpture, painting
including oil acrNlic. collage, .watercolor.
nailed media phiotoraphN. fiber art, prints
and draw ing- (no craft ii
An ennn, cons.i'sts of 1-3 pieces of art.
.Art work should be prepared tor display,
i.e. maned or trained)
For information call Bab. Morati at
Fastpitch sofball tryouts to
be held Aug. 2 in Sneads
Theie \\Ill be softball l otrio s for a girls
:jstpitch travel team on Sjturda\. Aug 2
at 0 a.m ICT i at the Adam Tucker \\ IMon
Ball Paik. located off Hit-, 91.1 in Sneadds
There wk ill be tilrouts for under 11.1. under
12. and under 14 age groups
For more information call Rocer da'
5"3-.'-1-4 or Cri, tjl at 57"-r "50i
Last day for student
physical is July 31
The last chance for Calhoun and L ibert\
school athletes to rece\ e ph\sicals w% ill be
Jul\ 31 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. iCTI at the
Calhoun CountN Health Department.
Call for an appointment Walk-ins
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
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POSTMASTER Send address corrections
o P.O Box 536, Bnsiol. FL 32321
Senator Mel Martinez office hours, 12-1 pm (ET), Liberty County Court-
louse; and 2-3 p.m. (CT), Calhoun County Courthouse
Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30. p.m., Shelton Park Library
AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail
Congressman Allen Boyd's Rep., 9:30 to 11 a.m. (CT), Calhoun County
Courthouse; & 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ET), Liberty County Courthouse
AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
VFW, 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
Wiley Wifliams &' ChacWooclard
Starting at 5 p.m. at the Bristol Boat Landing
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
Calhoun County Children's Coalition, 9 a.m., W. T. Neal Civic Cente-
'Kaylee 'McCafvin J.'D. Wiliams ..
Finishing at 1 p.m. at the Bristol Boat Landing
Dance. 6 12 p m. American Legion Hall in Biountson r
C I,(. l t tdli Si' uki(
Walk-A-Weigh Program.'9 a m Veterans Memorial Park, Civic Cen ,r
Calhoun County Children's Coalition. 1 p m the Calhoun Counil
Altha Boy Scouts. 5 30 p m., Alma Volunleer Fire Department
Blountstown Lions Club, 6 pmr, Apalachee Restaurani
AA. 6-30 p m Libeny Co. Courlhcuse Iestl side eniranc, i
Red Level Lodge #134 7 p.m 5602 Alliance Rd., Marianna
Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept., 7 p.m voting house
Calhoun County Girl Scout Troop 579. 5.30-7 p.m.. W T Neal Civic
AA, 6.30 p.m., Liberty Co. Counrhouse iWesi side entrance
Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p m Veterans Memorial Park Civic Cenler
Bristol Lions Club 7 p m Apalachee Reslaurant
Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S. 7 p m.. Dixie Lodge
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11th Annual Family
Affair to be held
Saturday, August 2
The I lth Annual Family Affair is
planned Saturday, August 2 from 9 a.m.
until noon at the W.T. Neal Civic Center.
The Calhoun County Children's Coalition
is the proud sponsor of this event. This
year there is more to do than ever! We
have a moon walk, giant slide, pony rides,
train rides, snow cones, face painting, free
school supplies, and much, much, more.
The coalition would like to invite every
child in Calhoun County to come and
A big thank you to all of those who
have contributed to the event thus far: The
Calhoun County School Board, Calhoun
County Board of County Commissioners,
City ofBlountstown, RiverTown Church,
T. Michael Tucker, Dr. Myron Schrock,
Gregory and Doris Burkett, and the
Calhoun-Liberty Employees Credit
Calling all local churches! Kindly
assist your members with transportation
to the event if needed. If any of the local
churches would like to set up a booth
to inform Calhoun County's families of
their Youth ministry, we are happy to
The deadline to register to have a booth
at the event is Wednesday, July 30. Please
call 643-2415, ext. 247 and ask to speak
with Tammy, or ext. 249 to speak with
Katrina. There is no charge for the booths,
but donations to the Children's Coalition
will be accepted.
BHS Advisory Council
to meet on Aug. 14
in the Media Center
The Blountsto%%n High School.Adj\ isor
Council %ill be meeting on Th ursda',.
\ugurt 14 at 2.45 p in. in ithe Blouiitsto 1 n1
Hich School Media Center
Tins w %ill be the final ineetinrL fr tile
'iuii7.i-' i t school -ear. The follow minL
items 3are on the meeting agenda
1 1) e\planatiors of tile current school
i appreciation of lt ie current school
ad'.% or, council mI embers: and
i31 nominjtions ti the ne% school
We jt B.H 5 ippicci.ace 0ou e\lression
of idea.i and suggestions. aIs 1, ell ais tile
Inan, hours '.,ou gladl\ gaec durinn' this
school \'cal to mike this ja better school
That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
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taught and/or was a school or district adminis-
trator at many schools throughout the US and
abroad, led our military wives' support groups,
chaired numerous humanitarian efforts on be-
half of our Country, and had three wonderful
children: Christy (age 18), Lucas (age 15),
and Cydney (age 10).
ABOVE: WITH FATHER, JERRY JOHNSON
AT LCHS HOMECOMING.
THIS IS WHERE WE'RE GOING
IF YOU ELECT ME AS
Polincal Advernsemnen Paid for and Approved by
Gay Johnson Lizzell. DemnocTi for Supennilendet of Schools
JULY 23, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5
Our children and school employees deserve a
leader with compassion, experience, and a posi-
tive vision for their futures. I am this leader.
*A Liberty County native citizen AND student,
born and raised in Liberty County, graduating from
Bristol, Elementary School and Liberty County
*The daughter of Peggy and Jerry Johnson of
*The only candidate to have taught or been a
school administrator at all levels and in all areas,
thereby understanding the needs of ALL students
If elected as Liberty County Superintendent of
Schools, I am committed to bringing our children
RESPECT, COMPASSION, and SAFE SCHOOLS All stu-
dents and employees will be treated fairly regardless of their
race, religion, political 'ties" or family'backgrounds. Fair and
consistent hiring practices will be the norm, with the BEST quali-
fied person being hired. No promises will be made to hire or
dismiss personnel in order to obtain political favor. Attendance,
discipline, and dress code policies will be reviewed and revised
in order to ensure fairness to all students and school employees.
All school personnel will be trained in the most up-to-date tech-.
niques for First Aid / CPR, and situational awareness in order to
ensure the safety of our children and school staffs. *1 am cur-
rently writing a school safety curriculum called, "What if?" and
will be working with law enforcement professionals to give our
employees and children the skills to prevent and/or react to situ-
ations which may place them in harm's way (which range from
how to deal with people offering illegal drugs to minors to what to
do if someone enters their school armed and dangerous with the
intent to harm or kill).
SUPERIOR SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION AT ALL
LEVELS You will be greeted at every school and district office
with a smile and courteous service, and if you call our schools
or district offices you will speak with a person (rather than a
pre-recorded message). We will have an open door policy at
all levels in order for our teachers, school-level administrators,
district-level administrators and the superintendent to be acces-
sible to you and your children) when you have concerns, ques-
tions and/or suggestions. Your messages will be returned in a
timely manner by any school employee. You will be contacted
on a regular basis by your child's teacher and have an open
line of communication with him/her. The school board's Web
site will be "state-of-the-art" and include important, easy-to-find
information for your family, including the school district's budget
(you need to have input and see how your tax dollars are being
spent), employee and student recognition, important dates and
events, parent/student grade viewer and a calendar of school
board meeting dates, agendas and minutes from school board
meetings. You will also receive monthly newsletters and/or e-
mails from each school and the Superintendent's office which
will provide you with valuable information.
SOUND AND PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT You
will be given the opportunity to work with our principals, teachers,
educational support personnel, students, parents, school board
members and the superintendent to create a school budget de-
veloped "BY the people and FOR the people". I will ensure that
your tax dollars and all school dollars are being allocated with
a majority of funds being spent in the classrooms (parents and
teachers should not have to spend personal dollars for much-
needed school materials and supplies). The school district bud-
get will be posted on the internet and at each school and dis-
trict office so you will be informed as to how your tax dollars are
spent. Our school district will have a healthy reserve fund each
year in case of "rainy days", loss of student enrollment or state
*The only candidate for school superintendent
who has administrative leadership experience at
both school and district levels.
*A proven leader, working with the #1 ranked
school district in the United States and the #1
ranked school district in Florida to bring their stu-
dents to the top!
*Honest, hard-working, informed and DEDI-
CATED to our children. Liberty County is my
home. I have always been and continue to.be in
support of making our schools.the best in Florida
and the nation.
budget cuts. As superintendent, I will be available to you 24 / 7.
SCHOOL SPIRIT AND PRIDE I will personally work with
our schools' staffs, student leaders, parents, school board mem-
bers and citizens to develop school-wide expectations and stan-
dards of behavior and incentives for those who meet them. Even
though academic success is the main focus of our schools, our
students and school employees will be given ample opportuni-
ties to "experience and enjoy" their time at school. Trust will be
the key in allowing our teachers and students to'think out-of-the-
box" and engage in student-centered, hands-on learning oppor-
tunities on a regular basis. I believe that I can foster that trust.
Pep rallies, assemblies and "celebrations" of student, staff
and school accomplishments will be REGULAR events at our
schools. Families, relatives and citizens of our community (and
beyond) will be invited to attend and participate in these activi-
ties. I will be there, too. We will "kick-up" our Bulldog and Pan-
ther pride through the selection of live and costumed mascots to
attend ballgames, pep rallies and other school events. We have
a wealth of people here in Liberty County who are ready, willing
and able to help bring us a renewed pride in our schools.
TOP-RANKED SCHOOLS IN ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS,
MUSIC AND THE ARTS, AND VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL ED-
UCATION Our teachers, educational support personnel and
administrators need guidance and SUPPORT from their school
superintendent. The teacher is the person who has the most
daily contact with our children. Our teachers need guidance,
support and backing in their decisions. They also need the most
up-to-date training, equipment, materials, and supplies to teach
students effectively. Our teachers' and school employees' opin-
ions and ideas need to be valued, heard and taken seriously. If a
teacher is happy and receives support from the top, he or she will
convey that to students in the classroom. Happy, well-informed,
respected teachers and school employees are the first step in
taking our children and schools to a # 1 ranking in the state and
The best curriculum and lessons from the different places I've
worked and researched will be brought to our schools, and our
teachers will receive the training and materials they need to teach
it. The school-wide discipline, reading, and science curriculum
which I developed (which reaches across all academic areas)
will be shared with our district specialists, principals, teachers,
parents and students to be considered for implementation in our
schools. Each of our schools will have a school band or stringed
orchestra AND a chorus. Visual and digital arts instruction, in-
formation/computer technology instruction, forestry, landscap-
ing, fishery and other new vocational/technical courses will be
available to our students (not every student goes to college: we
should prepare them ALL for the workplace). OUR ATHLETIC
DIRECTORS, COACHES, MUSIC DIRECTORS, and CLUB
SPONSORS WILL BE GIVEN THE DIRECTION, SUPPORT,
AND FUNDING THEY NEED TO CREATE WINNING TEAMS
EACH AND EVERY YEAR! (I have researched ways to obtain
funding for these programs without raising your taxes.)
Finally, I will network with other school districts, colleges, leg-
islators, experts in the workforce, and community/business lead-
ers to gain their support and guidance in making our visions for
our schools become realities!
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Unfettered markets are dangerous
Most Americans believe that the
"market" will supply,the goods and 0O
services that people demand. Well, C OH
yes and no.
In economics classes we learn that Jerry Cox is a
when a demand for a good or service officerand writer\
occurs, the market, meaning entrepre- background in
neurs or businesses, will recognize the foreign policy iss
demand factor and create a supply of \Okaloosa Count
the goods or services that consumers
demand. Initially, the demand curve
values exceed the supply curve values causing prices
to be high. Eventually, the supply and demand curves
cross, reaching a point of equilibrium which represents
optimum pricing. As supply exceeds demand, prices de-
crease. A classic example is the current residential hous-
This is a sound economic theory and works most of
the time. The problem is that this economic theory or
process is exercised or executed by humans which dilute
the purity of the process. One of my first economics pro-
fessors remarked, "Economics is not an exact science."
A law school professor remarked, "If you can accept that
2 plus 2 is not always 4, then you can be a good lawyer."
The point that the economics and law school profes-
sors made is that the practice of economic theory or the
Rule of Law doesn't always occur in an abstract fashion
producing predictable results. When manipulated by hu-
mans, the results are sometime unpredictable.
The current financial crisis is an example of a sup-
ply and demand problem gone awry. The demand for
housing began increasing in 2002-2003. Home build-
ers responded by constructing new housing. The con-
sumer required money in the form of home financing,
and the financial institutions responded with a variety of
financing options. Houses were sold. On the surface, this
would appear to be an excellent example of the market
recognizing and satisfying a market demand. Those that
believe in small government, no regulations on the busi-
ness community would cite the early days of the housing
boom as a perfect example of the free market at work.
Capitalism at its best.
As economic theory goes, I would agree; however,
the human element comes into play. A theory is abstract;
humans aren't. People have interests, desires and goals.
The interest, desire and goal in financial institutions are
to make money. No surprise there because profit is the
basis of the capitalist market system.
The market is not free. There are thousands of rules
and regulations governing the conduct of business in the
U.S. and in the international markets. If the Republicans
and Libertarians had their way, there
[gS would be no regulations on commerce.
N ER CEvery man, woman and child would
have to fend for themselves. Conversely,
tired military if the Democrats had their way, com-
*th an extensive merce would probably be over regulated.
domestic and The question is how much regulation of
es. He lives in commerce is required to protect the con-
/ summer, but which also permits corporate
America to make a reasonable profit?
The human failing that brought about
the subprime mortgage debacle that is roiling America's
financial community was what else? greed. The
Seven Deadly Sins, particularly Avarice, came to mind
as I watched the subprime mortgage scandal unfold. As
my old grandmother would say, "There was a lot of ly-
ing, cheating and stealing going on."
I'm not sure that the Congress, both Republicans
and Democrats, are up to the task of determining the
proper level of regulation on financial markets or other-
segments of the economy. As I've already stated, both
political parties tend to go to the extreme on issues such
In the most recent political history, President Reagan
started the deregulation of Corporate American when he
remarked that the "problem was government." Reagan
trashed President Carter's energy plans because they
put too much burden on the energy companies. Just last
week, the House Republicans defeated a Democratic ini-
tiative to force energy companies to drill for oil/gas on
government lands for which they already have permis-
sion to drill. So when Republicans say that -Democrats
are preventing the drilling for oil they are correct, but
Republicans are doing the same thing.
In all fairness, the Democrats in Congress haven't
resisted deregulation of commerce in any significant
way. Why? Well, Democrats like money from Corporate
America just as much as Republicans.
Congress, the Federal Reserve Bank and the De-
partment of Treasury will bail out the main players in
America's financial system, particularly Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac, which represent about 80% of the second-
ary money market.
But the U.S. government's guarantee of these semi-
governmental agencies and large Wall Street financial
institutions is a risky move for the American taxpayer.
Government guarantees decrease the risk of failure for
these financial organizations. Knowing that the govern-
ment will come to their rescue, financial organizations
can take more risk in their lending practices.
Not a good idea.
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ASSEMBLY OF GOD IN
a gospel sing on Saturday night,
July 26 at 6:30 p.m. The featured
artists will be the Rivertown Girls
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
please call the church office at
CHURCH Sumatra Baptist
Church will be having Sunday
Morning Gospel Sing with Tony
Yowell this Sunday, July 27 at 11
a.m. Dinner on the grounds will
follow. Please come and join us.
for a time of praise and worship.
Fellowship & Events
PAGE POND ASSEMBLY OF
GOD Page Pond Assembly
of God will be hosting a Youth
Rally "Tailgate 08" with guest
Speaker FSU Coach Bobby
Bowden and worship by Julian
Drive. The event will be held
at the Altha Gym, Saturday,
August 2 at 4:00 p.m. They will
be memorabilia signed by Coach
Bowden awarded as prizes and
giveaways. Everyone is welcome
ALTHA FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH Come along,
kids, and join out "Outriggers
Island" excursion at Altha First
Baptist Church! We will begin
this adventure on Monday, July
28 at 5:30 p.m. The exciting
week will be full of Bible
Study, Mission Stories, crafts,
recreation and lots and lots of
fun! Ages 3 years through 6th
grade are encouraged to attend.
The adventure continues all week
and will end with a family night
on Friday. Join us each night
Monday through Friday (July
28-August 1), 5:30-8:30. Altha
First Baptist is located at 15660
The Calhoun County Dixie Youth would like to recognize our
dedicated all-star sponsors as well as say "Thank You" for the generous
donations for the AA and AAAAll-Star teams in their state tournaments.
Our teams went to their respective tournaments where the AA is now
recognized as 2nd in the State of Florida with Dixie Youth. The AAA
was not as successful in their state tournament, however the experience
of being there was great. We appreciate everyone who gave of their
time and/or money to make these state tournaments possible. We can't
say thank you enough!! Sponsors are as follows: Auto Zone, Willie
D. Wise, Eubanks Oil, Wakulla Bank, Quick Pic, K & S Ventures, Inc.
(Subway), Lindy's Fried Chicken of Blountstown, Dr. Myron Schrock,
North Florida Transport, Frank & Kelly King, Whit's Auto Repair,
Dr. Joti Vasantha Keshau, Van Lierop Insurance Svcs., The Diamond
Corner, Sharon Austin (The Picture Lady), Sheriff David Tatum,
Riverbend Ford, Altha Farmer's Cooperative, Inc., Hopkins, ATC
Electrical & Instrumentation, Inc., FairPoint Communications, Frank
(Bud) Guilford, Jr., Tim & Becky Smith, Willis Insurance Agency,
Inc., Ramsey's Piggly Wiggly, Shuler Brothers, Hungry Howie's of
Marianna, Port St. Joe, Blountstown, and Chipley, Griffin Sand &
Concrete Company, Bay Ford, Blountstown Pawn & Loan, Paul's
Wrecker Svc., Tammy Rushing, Mary Sue Neves, Anderson Columbia,
Diana & Mark Maulden, and Tommy McClellan. Again, thank you!!
Calhoun County Dixie Youth
Recently, L.I.F.E Inc. and Lake Talquin Baptist Church sponsored a
mission team from Temple Baptist Church, Springfield, Kentucky. They
conducted a Mission Vacation Bible School at Felton's Game Room
in Telogia and the Haven of Rest Mission in Tallahassee. The mission
work began on Tuesday and ended with a cookout for the families of
those came to the Bible School. The result of this was children accepted
Jesus as their Savior and others were reminded of God's love for them.
At this time L.I.F.E, Inc. would like to thank the following people for
giving to this endeavor: Felton and Mary Hall, Rev. Michael Murray
and Corinth Baptist Church, Telogia Baptist Church, Daniel and Jessica
Stanley, Mack and Carol Holliday, Busy Boys and T & P Restaurant.
The W.R. Tolar teachers and staff would like to give a great big thank
you and congratulations to all of the parents & students who worked
hard to make this school year a success! Over 99% of our students
tested; each one giving 100% effort to show what they know! While
the FCAT tests what a child learns in school, this knowledge is built
on what he/she learns from kindergarten, pre-school, and earlier. It is-
great to know that we have a group of parents and grandparents who
value their children's education just as much as we do!
Just like the rest of the community our school was not pleased with
the score we received during the 2006-2007 school year. We started
See MESSAGES continued on page 16
NW Chipola Street in Altha, one
block behind Altha Town Hall.
Can't wait to see you there! For
more information, call the church
CHURCH The Blountstown
First Pentecostal Holiness Church
will be ministering through
Vacation Bible School beginning
Monday, July 28 through Friday,
Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
This year's theme is "Feel the
Power! Discovering Jesus'
Miraculous Power at Power Lab
2008!" Children Kindergarten
(must be potty trained) though
middle school are invited to attend
and be a part of this exciting time
in the Lord.
Please contact the church office
at 674-8864 for preregistration.
Registration will be taken at the
door, however, registering by
. .. R .
phone (with your child's name,
age, and telephone number) will
help to assist us in the registration
CHRISTIAN HOME FREE
WILL BAPTIST CHURCH--
Hey parents! We've got the
solution to summertime boredom.
Send your kids to Power Lab,
where they'll discover Jesus'
Christian Home Free Will
Baptist Church will be having
Vacation Bible School beginning
Sunday, July 27. We will be
serving dinner each night at 5:30
and our VBS will be from 6-8
p.m. Each day, your children will
take part in fun Bible learning
they can see, hear, touch, and
We will end the exciting and
fun week with our family night on
August 1 at 6 p.m. There will be
a few surprises! We look forward
to seeing you all there. We are
located on Hwy 69N. If you have
any questions, you can contact the
church at 674-5194
PRAYER BAND The
Liberty Community Prayer Band
will hold prayer service Thursday,
July 24 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at the
home of Sister Betty Beckwith.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
Text: Proverbs 1:1-6
Maxwell Droke tells a story of a
vicious snake that was terrorizing
the neighborhood. A wandering
holy man came by one day. Of
course, the snake couldn't very
well bite a holy man. So the snake
was subjected to a stiff lecture
from the holy man on being nice to
people. The holy man left after he
made the snake promise not to bite
The snake kept his promise-
though his patience was sorely
tried. His neighbors thought he
hadn't bitten anyone because he
had grown too old to bite. The
neighbors took advantage of the
situation and threw rocks at the
poor snake every time they saw
him. "By the time the holy man
visited him again, the snake was
looking pretty seedy."
"You and your ideas!" hissed
. "My friend," said the holy man,
"I told you not to bite anybody, but I
didn't forbid you to hiss."
Wisdom, by definition, is the
ability to apply knowledge. Spiri-
tual wisdom is the ability to apply
the truth of God's word to every
day life. No one was better at ap-
plying knowledge than King Solo-
mon, the wisest man to ever live.
1 Kings 4:32 attributes three thou-
sand proverbs to Solomon. Most
of the wise sayings in the book of
Proverbs is attributed to Solomon.
Proverbs was written in order to
teach men "wisdom and discipline"
in order to live a "prudent life, doing
what is just and fair."
Over the next several weeks,
we will take a survey through the
book of proverbs and glean wis-
dom from one of the most practical
books found in scripture.
"Knowledge can be memorized.
Wisdom must think things through.
Wisdom is something that enables
us to use knowledge rightly."
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The Danial Stoutamire farm near the Ochlocknee River
T his painting depicts the farm of Danial Stou-
tamire as it existed around the end of the 19th
Century. The farm was located in Liberty County'near
the Ochlocknee River.
Danial Stoutamire was born Oct. 9, 1818 in Orange-
burg County, South Carolina. He moved to Liberty
County as a young man and homesteaded land which
included the farm with his partner, John B. Durr. Mr.
Durr later sold his interest in the land to Mr. Stoutamire
and entered the brick manufacturing business in Mid-
way in Gadsden County.
The farm was established by the partners on the site
of an old Indian village. Apparently, the partners were
not the first white settlers to settle on this site for it was
known as the "old- Lashley place." A family of whites by
that name had lived there in earlier days, but had been
killed by the Indians in the recurring Indian wars.
M. Stoutamire married Elizabeth C. Gardner on Jan.
23, 1875. There were eight children born of this mar-
riage. Mr. Stoutamire died on May 20, 1889, and his
wife on Nov. 2,.1910.
The painting was made from old photographs, inspec-
tions of the site by the artist and recollections of various
JULY 23, WEDNESDAY
- Union Act passed by Brit-
ish Parliament, uniting Upper
and Lower Canada into one
government, 1840. Sheridan,
Wyoming, was drenched by
4.41 inches of rain, 1923.
JULY 24, THURSDAY -
Pioneer Day (Utah). Cyclist
Lance Armstrong became
the first seven-time winner in
Tour de France history, 2005.
Ne'er trust a July sky.
JULY 25, FRIDAY St.
James. St. Christopher. Last
quarter Moon. Soviet cosmo-
naut Svetlana Savitskaya be-
came the first woman to walk
in space, 1984.
JULY 26, SATURDAY -
St. Anne.- Playwright George
Bernard Shaw born, 1856.
The temperature in Salt Lake
City soared 107 degrees
JULY 27, SUNDAY The
United States, China, North
Korea, and South Korea
signed an armistice agree-
ment ending the Korean War,
JULY 28, MONDAY U.S.
first lady Jacqueline Kennedy
Onassis born, 1929. The re-
mains of a prehistoric man
were discovered near Kenne-
wick, Washington, 1996.
JULY 29, TUESDAY St.
Martha. Moon at perigee. Art-
ist Vincent van Gogh died,
1890. Four inches of rain fell
on Tucson, Arizona, 1959.
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This is one in a series offeatures submitted for a history and heritage book on Liberty County. Journal readers are invited to submit their own
family photos, histories and remembrances for the book by contacting Family Chairperson Vance Bateman or Topical Chairpeson Fran
Rigsby at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Heritage Publishing Consultants at 1-800-568-1611or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Sophia Cristina Matos Trajano
is celebrating her fourth birthday
the 26th of July, surrounded by
the love and blessing of her
parents, Josue and Luz Stella
Matos, her grandparents, Rev.
Rolando and Gloria Matos of
,Bristol; and Carlos Jairo and
Maria Stella Trajano de Bogota
of Colombia and uncles, Roly,
Omar and Carlos. She loves
to play with dinosaurs and
Carebears, watch movies in
English and Spanish, have
daddy read books to her, and
mommy draw pictures with
ALEX JORDAN REID -
Alex Jordan Reid celebrated
his 10th birthday on July 20.
He is the son of Dale McCardle
and Sherry Forte of Bristol.
His grandparents are Terry
Armstrong of Bristol and Faye
and Earnest McCardle ofAltha.
Alex enjoys going on the rivet
and playing with all of his
Randi Rene Armstrong
celebrated her 10th birthday
on July 15. She is the daughter
of Morton and Lesa Armstrong
of Bristol. Her grandparents
are Terry Armstrong, Kenny
and Lisa Armstrong, Joe
Tharpe and Randi and Pochie
Terry, all of Bristol. Randi
enjoys swimming, going on the
river, talking on the phone and
spending time with family.
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Kendi Demps celebrated his
second birthday on July 16
at his paternal Grand's home
in Rock Bluff while the family
eagerly awaits the birth of his
baby sister, Norie. He is the son
ofLaMonte and Sonya Demps
of Orange Park. His maternal
grandparents are Robert and
Emma Mike of Indiantown. His
great-grandmother is Mae Ella
-Gary of Indiantown.
Kayla Curran celebrated her
16th birthday on July 22. She
is the daughter of Melissa Sims
of Chason Community and the
late Eric Curran of Orange, TX.
Her grandparents are Erlene
and the late J.B. Messer of
Altha and the late Glenn and
Joann Curran of Orange, TX.
Kayla enjoys talking on her
cell phone, texting and tubing
on the river.
MAELEE CAROLENE HALL
Wade and Susan Hall of Blountstown are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Maelee Carolene Hall. She was born
June 12,2008 at Gulf Coast Medical Center. She weighed 6 Ibs.
4.9 ounces and was 19 iriches long. Maternal grandparents are
John and Sandra Lindsey of Blountstown. Paternal grandparents
are Pelo and Sharon Marshall of Clarksville and the late Bruce
Hall of Scotts Ferry. Great-grandparents include Louise and the
late Bill Barfield of Blountstown, Lee Marshall of Clarksville and
the late Frances Anstead of Scotts Ferry. Maelee was welcomed
home by all of her aunts, uncles and cousins.
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The children and grandchildren of Johnny and Jernear L. (Jerry)
Bulzer invite the community to celebrate with them on their
Golden Anniversary Saturday, July 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. (CT)
at Rocky Creek Baptist Church, located at 5458 Rocky Creek
Road in Marianna. No gifts, please!
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Hosford community meets to
create Neighborhood Watch
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share
their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve
their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The'only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting
through our own contributions.
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or
institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorsees
or opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to
If you seem to be having trouble with your drinking, or if your drinking
has reached the point where it worries you a bit, you may be interested in
knowing something about A.A. and the A.A. Program of Recovery from
See the Community Calendar on page 4 for places and times of local
For more information call 643-4349 ask for Bill W. /
from the Hosford Neighborhood
Frustrated with local
changes due to new
growth and neighborhood crime
has lead to the formation of a
Neighborhood Watch program
Randall Peddle, Shannon
Fowler and Dr. Darreyl Duggar
met and decided to do something
for their community after each of
them had experienced a crime at their own homes.
They realized the Sheriff's Department couldn't do
it on their own and that the community had to come
together with the help of local law enforcement
to change the negative downward spiral Hosford
was moving toward.
Randall Peddie commented that "we don't even
know everyone that lives on Chester Street any
more. We certainly want to be good neighbors
and reach out to new people but don't want crime
Shannon Fowler has had people recently "just
walk in my house without even knocking and
as high as a kite. One of my neighbors who is a
widow has been harassed with people knocking
on her door all hours of the night. She is 86 and
After meeting with the Sheriff's Department
and getting their support and blessings, the trio
passed out over 150 flyers and walked up and
down the neighborhood knocking on doors and
telling neighbors about a July 14th meeting at the
Hosford/Telogia Fire Department. Mr. Peddie
cooked turkey and rice, green beans, and provided
bread while others provided drinks and snacks.
According to Dr. Duggar who lead the group "there
was an outstanding turnout and everyone was
positive about starting this program. The Sheriff's
Department came and made a presentation
including helping us choose appropriate signs to
be placed at important intersections. Just about
everyone there made a donation to buy signs and
Andrew Shuler receives Eagle Scout Award
Boy Scout Troop 2003 and
his parents, David and Sherri
Shuler, are proud to announce
that Andrew Shuler has earned
the rank of the prestigious Eagle
To earn the Eagle Scout rank,
which is the highest advancement
in scouting, a Boy Scout must
attain specific requirements in
areas of leadership, service and
/ Quality Service
outdoor skills. The rank of Eagle
Scout is preceded by a series of
ranks- Tenderfoot, Second Class,
First Class, Star and Life Scout,
then finalized with the completion
of an approved Leadership Eagle
Project in which a non-profit civic
organization or community is
Andrew's project was to benefit
the Florida River community
by placing street signs to help
emergency personnel locate
homes quickly. The signs also
benefited school bus drivers and
Andrew and his parents would
like to express their thanks and
appreciation to all who helped
with his project especially Bruce
Smith and Stephen Ford.
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Some of the issues discussed at
the July 14th meeting included
identifying the problems
the community feels that needs
*How the Sheriffs Department
*What streets need to be included
in the Neighborhood Watch and
*Financing the project.
Some of the problems identified included
teenagers running loose late at night, fast cars
(particularly on Chester street), stray cats and dogs,
stealing, drugs, pranks, trespassing, vandalism,
unkept yards and old vehicles and trailers, and
pedophiles moving into the neighborhood.
Over $300 were donated toward the cause
and another meeting was planned for Aug. 4 at
7:00 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church. Several
of the participants were not from the immediate
Neighborhood Watch area in Hosford but were
encouraged to continue attending so that their
neighborhood could learn how to start one as
Folks that attended were very open and honest
and generally excited about the program. It was
also very evident that this program was needed.
The group also was encouraged about the ability
to address problems without being political. The
attendees also learned that some issues need to be
addressed to the Sheriff's Department while some
need the attention of our County Commissioners.
Dr. Duggar summed up his feelings about the
meeting by saying that "this is really a good way
for us to address the appropriate county officials
without having to play politics. I feel that we
will be listened to because of our numbers and
because we just want the best for our community.
We certainly are not going to be vigilantes or play
law enforcement officers, but we are going to try
to be responsible neighbors and try to make our
community the best that it can be."
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Bronson urges vaccinations for horses as EEE cases rise
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson is urging horse owners
to get their animals vaccinated as
the number of Eastern Equine
Encephalitis (EEE) cases is on
As of June 30, there were
four times as many EEE cases
compared to the same time period
.during the two previous years.
There have been 45 confirmed
cases covering 21 counties as
far south as Palm Beach County.
In the first six months of 2007,
there were 11 cases and the same
number in 2006.
"We have had two relatively
quiet years in a row and I am
concerned that horse owners
may get complacent and delay
having their animals properly
vaccinated," Bronson said. "But
with the rainy season starting
to resume, we are likely to see
a lot more mosquitoes than we
have during the two years of
EEE is a viral disease that
affects the central nervous system
and is transmitted to horses by
infected mosquitoes. Signs of the
virus include fever, listlessness,
stumbling, circling, coma and
usually death. The disease is
fatal in horses in 90 percent of
the cases. The first case of West
Nile Virus (WNV) has also been
detected in a horse in Madison
Bronson says the majority
of cases of EEE and WNV can
be prevented through proper.
vaccinations against mosquito-
bome illnesses and he is reminding
horse owners that now is the time
to take action. Horse owners
are urged to check with their
veterinarian to make sure their
animals have received current
vaccinations and booster shots
against WNV and EEE, and that
these shots are kept up to date.
There are ongoing efforts to keep
the mosquito populations down
but, because there is no foolproof
method to prevent the diseases,
vaccinations are critical.
Bronson says EEE can also be
contracted by people and is often
deadly. Floridians and visitors,
especially in rural areas that don't
have regular mosquito control
programs, can take simple steps
to protect themselves against
mosquito-borne diseases by
following a few simple steps:
Limit time outside during
dusk and dawn when mosquitoes
are most active.
Wear light-colored, long-
sleeved shirts and long pants to
cover skin and reduce the chance
of being bitten when outside
between dusk and dawn.
Eliminate standing water
in yards, such as in birdbaths,
Clark is new chair of Chipola Board
MARIANNA-The Chipola College District Board of Trustees
recently elected Gary Clark of Chipley to serve as chair of the board
for the 2008-09 year.
Clark is vice president of Member Services for West Florida
Electric Cooperative. He succeeds outgoing chair Gina Stuart, a
realtor from Marianna.
Jeff Crawford Jr,, of Marianna, a retired farmer, was elected vice
chair of the board.
Nine trustees-appointed by the Florida Governor-represent
Chipola's five-county district on the board. They include: John
Padgett, Gina Stuart and Jeff Crawford of Jackson County, Gary
Clark and Jan Page of Washington County, Brenda Taylor and Bob
Jones of Holmes County, Danny Ryals of Calhoun County and Mark
Plummer of Liberty County.
The board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in
the college Public Service Building to set policy for the college.
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Dear Citizens of Liberty County:
The right to "VOTE" is taken for grant-
ed and it shouldn't be, why you ask? Be-
cause it's your human right to "VOTE",
that is what our freedom is all about here
in America. In a democracy there is noth-
ing more fundamental than having the
right to vote. It wasn't just handed down
to Americans; someone had to fight for
it, thanks to Thomas Dorr, Alice Paul and
Did you know that two hundred years,
ago you had to be white, male and wealthy
in order to vote?
These three people dedicated their
lives to changing that fact. Without them,
suffrage might still be the privilege of a
chosen few. They fought for every Ameri-
can citizen, regardless of race or sex.
When the polls open on Election Day,
(August 26, 2008) or if you chose to do
early voting which begins August 11 and
runs until August 24, 2008 every citizen
over the age of 18 has the right to cast
their important vote in our community. By
doing so the hard work of Thomas Dorr,
Alice Paul and Bob Moses will not be
forgotten. This is the way we restore our
Freedom and the Liberty of speaking out
about the candidate of our choice.
The County Sheriff has a huge respon-
sibility when elected. He is not only the
Sheriff of the county, he will be a husband,
a father, a grandfather, a son, a brother,
an uncle and most of all a friend to all citi-
zens of Liberty County.
We are the sisters of Miles "Jinker"
Potter a candidate for the Liberty County
Sheriff position. We believe our brother
is more than qualified for this job because
of his many characteristics such as being
well-rounded, honest and dependable.
He exemplifies integrity, believes in team-
work, is friendly and is compassionate for
others. As well as his years of service and
experience with law enforcement which
includes working with The Liberty County
Sheriff's Office, the Department of Cor-
rections and the Department of Juvenile
Justice at Twin Oaks Juvenile Center in
Wilma. During his years as a Deputy, K-9
Sergeant he went through a tremendous
amount of training so he would be ca-
pable of doing the job in a professional
manner. While working at Twin Oaks Ju-
Clean out rain gutters and
keep them unclogged to avoid
pockets of standing water.
venile Center he worked and counseled with
trouble youth by teaching them how to grow
their own garden and to learn new skills such
as carpenter and welding. He also spent time
counseling them in hopes that when they left
they would have better lives and a clear fu-.
ture ahead. He's an example to the young,
a welder, a carpenter, a correctional officer
and a musician;. He is a member of the Lake
Mystic Baptist Church, works with the Senior
Citizen Board, and cooks for fundraising or-
ganizations and for citizens who have fallen
in distress, sickness, burnouts or loss of a
love one. As you can see he is a man that is
well-rounded with many talents and strengths
to bring to the office of sheriff.
He and his wife have managed two self-
employed businesses for many years suc-
cessfully. Miles "Jinker" is very level-headed,
trustworthy, friendly and open-minded to new
ideas and adventures when it comes to mak-
ing sound decisions for our community. He is
also family oriented and enjoys spending time
with his wife, Debbie and their sons, Will and
his wife, Selena and Josh and his wife, Me-
lissa along with their children, Remington and
Gracyn. He enjoys nature to the max while
hunting, fishing and working with his dogs. He
enjoys gardening and teaching his grandchil-
dren that outstanding work ethics will get you
far in life and it's never to early to learn. Remi
and Gracyn love to work with their Papaw in
the garden and ride the tractor.
Like we said before, Miles "Jinker" Potter
is our brother and we are very proud of him
for submitting his application to the people
of Liberty County to become your/our sher-
iff. We support him in this great endeavor
and we would like to ask each eligible voter
18 years of age or older to support him. You
can't go wrong with a man like our brother.
We believe he will do a great job serving the
citizens of Liberty County if you give him the
opportunity to be your next sheriff.
So raise your VOICE loud and clear and
VOTE MILES "Jinker" Potter the next Liberty
We thank you for your support of our
brother Miles "Jinker" Potter, candidate
for Liberty County Sheriff.
Miles "JINKER" POTTER
YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT WILL
BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
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JULY 23, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13
Milton brothers struck by leaping Gulf sturgeon
Two brothers from Milton are
the latest victims to get clobbered
by a leaping sturgeon.
Sam, 43, and Chris Parish,
25, were enjoying a leisurely
morning of bass fishing on the
Yellow River June 28 until a
leaping Gulf sturgeon, estimated
5 6 feet in length, came over
the bow and hit both men in
their faces and upper bodies.
They escaped the encounter with
minor cuts, scrapes and bruises.
The sturgeon ended up back in
Neither brother required
Sam ended up with a cut over
his left eye and a cut to his right
"My wife said I should have
gotten stitches to the cut over
my eye but I didn't. It did leave
me with the perfect impression
of a pectoral fin in my right arm
but it went away after a while,"
Sam said he was in the boat's
rear seat and the collision knocked
him out of his seat and against the
"If it hadn't been for the motor,
I'd have ended up in the river,"
Chris was operating the 16-foot
boat and took a glancing shot
from the sturgeon to the head.
The brothers said an elderly
couple who were bream fishing
saw the sturgeon strike them and
came to their assistance.
The United States Geological
Survey (USGS) estimated the
Gulf sturgeon population in
Northwest Florida rivers in 2002
and 2004. They placed the
number of sturgeon in the Yellow
River at 500 900 fish. They
estimated 2,000 sturgeon venture
up the Choctawhatchee River
As scary as a single collision is
on the Yellow or other Northwest
Florida rivers, they pale in
comparison to the number of
collisions on the Suwannee River.
In 2006 and '07 one person was
killed and 18 were injured on the
Suwannee after being struck by
the bony, armor-plated fish.
Although a lot of suggestions
have been offered, no one knows
why sturgeons leap into the air.
Gulf sturgeon can grow to 8
feet in length and weigh more
than 200 pounds. They are a
protected species in Florida.
To report sturgeon collisions,
call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).
Wildlife Expo 2008 scheduled at PJC Milton campus Aug. 23
If you enjoy hunting or
freshwater fishing and you live
within driving distance of Milton,
you'll want to mark down Aug.
23 on your calendar.
Wildlife Expo 2008 will at the
Pensacola Junior College Milton
campus that day and will run
from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. There'll
be six sessions offered during
the day, and participants will
have their pick of attending one
of three seminars offered during
The sponsors of the event
are the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Services (IFAS), Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Department of Conservation,
Buckmasters, National Wild
Turkey Federation, National Rifle
Association, Ducks Unlimited
and other organizations.
"Our goal is to get outdoors
men and women and landowners
together from North Florida and
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South Alabama and for them to
have the opportunity to interact
with wildlife professionals," said
Rick Williams of IFAS. "We hope
that at the end of the day, all the
parties can take away things they
can apply, whether it's managing
food plots or managing their
lands for deer, turkey, quail or
A few of the seminar topics
are: food plot preparation and
blends; field judging white-tailed
deer; managing native vegetation
for wildlife; keeping deer on
your property; how to use game
cameras properly; turkey hunting
for beginners; and cooking wild
game. Demonstrations will also
be available on tree stand safety
Williams said there'll be a
special emphasis on kids with
sessions covering ATV safety,
shooting safety and poisonous
plants and animals. One of the
speakers will be 11-year-old Zac
Cooper, a local young man and
the son of Santa Rosa County
taxidermist Chad Cooper. Zac's
hunting skills have become well
known, and he's featured in his
own segment on television's
The cost to attend Wildlife
Expo 2008 is $5. Those under 16
will be admitted free. The first 75
people through the door receive
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at
the Bo Johnson Center on campus.
For more information, contact
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Boyd votes for increased
and responsible domestic
drilling of oil, natural gas
WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Allen Boyd (D-North
Florida) voted for legislation to increase the responsible domestic
production of oil and natural gas, particularly in more than 20 million
acres of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A). The Drill
Responsibly in Leased Lands (DRILL) Act (HR 6515) would allow
for the development of the NPR-A's 20 million acres, which has an
estimated 10.6 billion barrels of recoverable oil, and if produced, along
with the 68 million acres of already-leased land, U.S. oil production
could nearly double.
"This bill is a common sense approach to our near-term energy
crisis," said Congressman Boyd. "I am a strong proponent of
responsible domestic drilling, including the opening of the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge, but we must remember that drilling is only
one small component of what is needed to lower gas prices and end our
energy crisis. To really and truly end our dependence on foreign oil,
we must develop a long term energy strategy that not only increases
domestic energy production, but also addresses climate change, fuel
diversity, renewable energy sources, and technology development."
The DRILL Act would unleash the vast potential of the National
Petroleum Reserve by requiring annual federal oil and gas lease sales
and by facilitating the construction of pipelines to connect the NPR-A
with the existing Central North Slope transportation infrastructure
and the. Trans-Alaskan Pipeline. The legislation also makes the
construction of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline a priority so that
stranded natural gas can be transported to the rest of the country.
Unfortunately, the DRILL Act failed to receive the necessary
support to pass in the House of Representatives.
"The people of North Florida want real relief at the pump, not the
political bickering that has plagued Washington for far too long,"
Boyd stated. "We must stop yelling across the aisle to score political
points and start working together. I will continue to work with all of
my colleagues in Congress towards a balanced and comprehensive
approach to our long term energy needs."
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Hi, I am John Troy Sanders. Again, I would like to thank you for the years you allowed me to be your commissioner and humbly ask for your vote and
support for the office of Clerk of Court.
The clerk's office is one of great importance with many duties. This office is Clerk to the Board, Clerk to the Courts -- both civil and criminal, county
and circuit and the safe keeper and custodian of court records and evidence. The clerk is guardian of your deeds, records, documents, resolutions and
ordinances, also handling investments, audits and making sure all county monies are used in accordance with state law. These are just a few of the duties
of the clerk's office. My wishes are to provide quality services to the public, furnish commissioners with all information available to the clerk's office, work
closely with commissioners, the chamber and most importantly, the citizens of Liberty County to ensure high tech quality jobs are available to our citizens,
while creating an atmosphere of trust, fairness and openness.
Liberty County is my home and always will be. All of my children and grandchildren live here. I hope you will consider me as your clerk. Together we
can make decisions and take actions that will ensure that Liberty County will remain Florida's Best for many years to come.
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JULY 23, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15
Hello Friends and Neighbors of Liberty
My name is Greg Brandon and I am run-
ning for School Board Member, District 2. In
1989, 1 graduated from Liberty County High
School and am currently employed as a
Quality Control Technician with C.W. Rob-
erts Contracting, Inc. My parents are David
a and Martha Brandon of Hosford.
My wife Laurie, who is employed at W. R.
Tolar School is the daughter of Edwin and
Tina Goodman of Bristol. Laurie and I have three children in the Liberty County School
System. Samantha, 18, is a senior at LCHS, Levi, 9 and Cole, 6, both attend W.R. Tolar
As you know, recent budget cuts by the State of Florida have reduced education fund-
ing. I am concerned about our children and schools during these trying economical times.
However, I believe that with close cooperation and discretion between the Superintendent
and Board members we can overcome these lean budget years.
Visiting each school and talking with principals, teachers and non-instructional person-
nel will be one way of listening and learning. This will help us to move forward and improve
By placing your vote for me and confidence in me, I will closely monitor your education
tax dollars to assure they are best utilize toward a sound and improved school system. As
a father of three students in the school system, I have a vested interest in helping to create
a better educational environment for our children. If given the opportunity, I look forward in
helping to make Liberty County Schools the very best for your children and mine.
Your vote and support are sincerely appreciated. --,:
A NEW voice for OUR children. .
Political Adverisement P nd Approved By Greg Brandon. Non Partisan, for School Board District 2
ON YE R S
The rubble that was left where the Taylor home once stood is
shown above. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
building was already fully involved when the Bristol Fire Department
was dispatched to the scene. Twelve Bristol firefighters, 10 Hosford
volunteers and one man from the Rock Bluff Fire Department
answered the 3 a.m. alarm.
"We needed all that help and we needed the water supply," Kersey
He said the cause of the fire had not been determined but "it looks
like it was electrical."
The family is staying at a friend's mobile home at Lake Mystic
while trying to piece their lives back together. Monday, the Taylors
were busy trying to replace their driver's licenses, Social Security
cards and birth certificates as well as getting glasses to replace two
pair lost in the fire.
Unfortunately, the family was having such a busy summer they
mistakenly let their insurance lapse.
Jay Taylor and his son, Jared, both work at SuperValue in Quincy.
Jared was planning to start Chipola this fall, while his sister, Whitney,
is scheduled to begin classes at Tallahassee Community College soon.
Their mother works at Tolar School. Now reduced from a four-car
family to two, they will have some challenges getting to work and
An account has been established at Wakulla Bank in Bristol to
help the family rebuild their lives after the fire. Donations should be
earmarked "Benefit Jay and Ranza Taylor."
Anyone who would like to offer assistance to the family is invited
to contact Carlene Shiver at 643-2426, extension 106 or email her at
August 6 and 7
Regular Registration August 18, 19 and 20
Students must be admitted to a B.S. program in order to register.
Chipola's bachelor degrees include:
Math and Science Education, Elementary Education,
Exceptional Student Education, Nursing or Business
Call 718-2492 or visit www.chipola.edu
Qualified students iin Mathematics Education, Science Education,
and Exceptional Student Education may be eligible for free
tuitionn. In-State tuition for Alabanma and Georgia Residents.
* Deputy Sheriff for 22 years 16 of those years as Chief Deputy/Undersheriff.
* My candidacy is supported by the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) of Florida
with a substantial financial contribution. This organization represents over 75%" of
the law enforcement officers in Florida.
* I have a clear vision of what needs to be done to professionalize our sheriff's
office to serve our citizens. This information can be found on my personal Web site
* I am a professional law enforcement officer. I am the only candidate in this
primary who is currently a state certified law enforcement officer.
* I have served the citizens of Liberty County for 22 years and believe that they
know that regardless of the type of charges alleged, they can come talk with me
at my office or at my home. They also know that I will do anything that I can do to
* Sheriff Harrell Wood Revell, our outgoing sheriff of 24 years, endorses my
* I have a good reputation among sheriff's offices all over Florida and I am able to
help our citizens with matters in other counties.
* I have always promoted fairness and friendship as important characteristics of
our deputies in dealing with our citizens.
P.li.i jl *d.irti-i -.i Pj.j i oranird 'ppr.:. j v Donnie Conyers,Democrat forSheriff
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 23, 2008
this year on a mission to return to
the status of the high performing
school we know we are. Everyone
was focused on improvement,
and while it is great to get the
acknowledgement we know our
students deserve, at Tolar, we do
not want to be just an "A" school,
but a school that concentrates on
education along with building
character and becoming good
Participants in Liberty County S. WA. T, pictured from left first row,
Gabrielle Glover, Stephanie Koyle, Kaylene Kady, Ande Andrews;
second row, Tracy Collins (SWATAssistant,) Lucus Uzzell, Katelyn
Buff, Jessica Read, Justin Goodman, Brenton, Lindsey, Blake
Baggett, Monica Brinkley (County Extension Agent); third row,
Michael Collins (Liberty County
Tobacco Prevention Coordinator),
Olean Rosier, Stetson Williams, -m
Jordon Bennett, Daniel Williams,
Cathia Schmarje (4-H Program
Coordinator), Not pictured:
Summer Read and Jimmy Lee -
The Liberty County Tobacco
Prevention Program SWAT
(Students Working Against
Tobacco) would like to thank
the Liberty County Parks and
Recreation and the Liberty
County 4-H Extension Office.
for their hard work in this year's
Joe Ferolito and Richie Smith
with Liberty County Parks and
Recreation hosted four sport
camps to help youth in our
community better their skills as
athletes and help raise awareness
of the harmful effects tobacco can
have on their body.
Michael Collins, Liberty
County Tobacco Prevention
Coordinator, hosted a media
camp to show students the power
of media and how Big Tobacco is
using it to reach them as the next
generation of tobacco users.
Monica Brinkley and Cathia
Schmarje with Liberty County
4-H also spoke to youth about
The sports camps had 156
participants, and the media camp
had 19 participants. The coaches
for the sports camps included
Buzzy Lewis, Richie Smith,
Cassie Peddie, Ladell Holland,
Jina Willis, and Jennifer Sewell.
SWAT would like thank all
those who helped make these
If you would like more
information about SWAT,
please contact Michael Collins
at the Liberty County Health
Department at 643-2451.
citizens. If we give attention to
teaching and learning, the school
grade will naturally follow. We
are extremely proud of our
students, their parents, and staff.
Together we make a great team.
the Department of Education
Web site, 58% of Florida's "A"
schools did not meet Adequate
Yearly Progress criteria. Please
be sure to read your child's letter
for further details.
Please look for future postings
on our website, marquee and
in the Journal about our FCAT
Celebration. Also, if you would
like more information about how
AYP is determined as well as
how W.R. Tolar's school grade
compares to others around the
state, please visit schoolgrades.
W.R. Tolar teachers and staff
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While looking at our school
grade we were very excited with
our "struggling students" (those
students who were in the bottom
25% during the 2006-2007
school year), 71% made gains in
Reading while 81% made gains
in Math! Once again our 8th
grade writing scores were among
the top scores in the state.
W.R. Tolar parents will soon
be receiving letters detailing
Tolar not making Adequate
Yearly Progress (AYP) during
the 2007-2008 academic year;
this means that even though
Tolar students performed well
enough on the FCAT to earn
a school grade of "A" we did
not meet 100% of the Federal
Department of Education criteria
for making AYP. According to
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Voters will have two positions to fill in the upcoming
City of Bristol Election scheduled for Nov. 11, 2008.
Offices to be filled are that of two City Councilmem-
bers. These seats will serve 2 year terms.
The positions that candidates will be vying for are
currently held by Brigham S. Shuler and Hudson
"Mitch" Willis. Their terms expire on Dec. 31, 2008.
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in Chattahoochee, on
July 21, to discuss
the impact of the low
Georgia's lack of long-
term water planning,
and the drought on the
the Apalachicola Bay,
and North Florida's
the U.S. Army Corps
plan that does
of life for the
of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, and the State of Florida were
on hand to listen to Florida stakeholder
concerns and answer questions.
those who live and are making a living
on the river and bay the opportunity to
stand together and bend the Corps' ear,
so that the Corps knows the importance
'of the Apalachicola River and Bay to
North Florida and what's really at stake
here for our people," said Congressman
Boyd. "The Apalachicola River and Bay
and the local and regional economies
are all suffering under the current way
of doing business. While balancing the
needs of all users along the Apalachicola-
Chattahoochee-Flint River System is
no easy feat, we must work together to
develop a more equitable water plan that
does not threaten the livelihood and the
very way of life for the people of North
Congressman Heath Shuler (D-NC),
the Chairman of the Small Business
Subcommittee on Rural and Urban
Entrepreneurship, was Congressman
Boyd's special guest at the forum.
Congressman Shuler will take what he
learned at the forum back to Washington,
D.C., and determine what Congress,
specifically the Small Business Committee,
can do to assist small businesses in North
3 Florida adversely impacted by the low
for the legislation
that he recently
Senators Bill Nelson
(D-FL) and Mel
which calls for a
not threaten the comprehensive,
i the very way basin-wide study
people of North oftheApalachicola-
ssman Allen Boyd River System by
National Research Council (NRC).
Congressman Boyd hopes to gamer more
support for this study from officials and
stakeholders in Georgia and Alabama, so
that Florida, Georgia, and Alabama can
use the information and the findings to
develop a solution a solution based on
scientific facts from a respected, impartial
source, such as the NRC.
"While the three states have not been
able to come to any sort of agreement
about how to share water along the ACF
system, I think there's something we can
all agree on: the need for independent,
scientific, and unbiased information about
the needs and demands of all the users
along the ACF," Boyd stated. "This bill
is a real opportunity for Florida, Georgia,
and Alabama to come together on the
ACF issue, an issue that has divided our
states for more than 20 years."
"The next step for us," Boyd continued,
"is to have more of a dialogue with our
neighbors in Georgia and Alabama. One
thing I know for sure it's much harder,
if not impossible, to come to any sort
of agreement on a water sharing plan if
we're not all in the same room working
together towards this goal. We must work
with Georgia and Alabama on the local,
state, and federal levels to find some
common ground and ultimately develop
a fair long-term water solution that we
can all live with."
business. While balancing the
needs of all users along the
Apalach icola- Chattahoochee-
Flint River System is no easy
feat, we must work together to
develop a more equitable water
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Jacobs, Morris throws gems
helping team finish third at state
Hunter Jacobs hurled a no-
hitter and Chuck Morris had
his second 14 strike out game
during last week's Dixie Youth
Majors State Tournament in
Jacobs pitched a no-hitter
against host Ridge Manor Monday
night in a 12-0 Liberty County
win. He had 9 strike outs in the
game and gave up only 2 walks.
Jacobs also scored 3 runs from his
lead-off batter's spot.
Hayden Swier had a pair of
doubles and drove in 3 runs.
Morris drove in 3 runs with a
home run and a double. D.J.
Pittman doubled in a pair of
runs and Jake Phinney and Lee
Hambright added hits that led-
Tuesday night, Morris faced
Avon Park for the second time
in the tournament and for the
second time he struck out 14
of the Highland County teams
batters, leading Liberty County
BRAIN BOWL TEAM-Pictured
from left, are: board member
Gary Clark, college president Dr.
Gene Prough and Brain Bowl
coach Stan Young.
College District Board of Trustees
presented championship rings to
members of the college Brain Bowl
team during the board's regular
meeting at the college on Tuesday.
The team captured the school's first
ever state Brain Bowl championship
in March and finished second in
the NAQT National Tournament in
Chipola scored National
Tournament wins over Wake Forest,
Faulkner, and Gulf Coast, and
competed with Harvard, Dartmouth,
Stanford, MIT, and the University
The Chipola team captured four
tournament wins this season and
made it to the semi-finals at two other
Brain Bowl team members are
Mark Hodge, Jantzen Whitehead,
Chuck Bryant, Trey Paul and Mitchell
Whitehead. Chipola coaches are Stan
Young and Dr. Robert Dunkle.
to a 7-1 win.
Morris had punch at the plate,
in the game, slapping 3 hits, while
driving in 2 runs and scoring
Morris doubled in H. Swier
and Jacobs in the first inning.
Liberty County added a run in
the second inning as Jase Lago
led off with a walk-and scored on
a hit by Phinney. Morris led off
the third with a double and was
knocked in by Monroe Hinson
who reached base. on an error.
Hinson later scored on a bunt hit
by Garrett Swier, who scored on
a Noah Davis hit.
Liberty County got their final
run in the fifth when Morris led
off with a single and walks to
Pittman and Hinson loaded the
bases. Ryan Willis next drew a
walk to get the RBI.
The Liberty County Recreation
Departments Church Co-ed Softball
League got underway Tuesday
night. Eight teams are entered in the
summer league that will run until late
August. The schedule for the next
week is as follows:
Thursday, July 24
Field 1 -7 p.m., Corinth Baptist
vs. Bristol Christian Church; 8:15
p.m., Community Churches vs.
Field 3 7 p.m., Church of
God vs. Pentecostal Holiness;
8:15 p.m., LDS vs. First Baptist
Tuesday, July 29
Field 1 7 p.m. Church of God
vs. First Baptist; 8:15 p.m., LDS vs.
Field 3 7 p.m., Community
Churches vs. Bristol Christian
PUTTING OUR KIDS
Wednesday night rains washed
out the tournament. That set
Liberty County up with a Thursday
night game against Spring Hill.
The teams were tied 5-5 into
the bottom of the fifth when
Spring Hill exploded for 10 runs
to eliminate Liberty County.
Blake Laforty hit 2 home runs in
the fifth for Spring Hill and Austin
Treverton added another homer.
Jacobs had a 2-run home run
for Liberty County and Morris
had a solo blast. Hinson and
Phinney added hits and Willis and
Hambright scored runs.
The third place finish was the
best by a Liberty County Dixie
Youth Majors team in the State
Tournament. Coaches Steve
Swier, 'Boo' Morris and Todd
Wheetley did a great job with this
fine group of boys.
For Liberty County
on November 4, 2008 .
Dear Liberty County Voters:
This is to notify you that I will not be
on the ballet for Ihe upcoming prima-
ry election of August 26, 2008, so re-
member to vote for and elect Jimmy
Faircloth for Sheriff on November 4,
2008 general election. Your vote and
support will be greatly appreciated.
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JULY 23, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19
TALLAHASSEE-Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson is urging
consumers to take advantage of their free annual credit
reports to deter identity theft.
It has been three years since the amendment to the Fair
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ged to combat
Credit Reporting Act provided Florida consumers with
access to their credit report from each of the three major
credit reporting companies for free once a year. A credit
report contains information about a consumer's credit
history, including a listing of all credit cards and loans.
A recent report from the FBI and National
White Collar Crime Center indicates Florida
is home to 10 percent of Internet fraud
perpetrators in the United States, second
only to California. In addition, illegal
activity, Medicare fraud, occupational fraud
and money laundering account for about
$94 billion of Florida's $714 billion Gross
Domestic Product according to Enterprise
Bronson is concerned that the weak
-S ^ economy and rising unemployment rate
may result in an increase in identity theft
and unauthorized use of consumers' credit
"Reviewing credit history is one of the
:t 1 most important steps people can take to
protect them from identity theft or to quickly
discover and halt any unauthorized activity on their
credit," Bronson said. "Their credit reports may be the
first hint there is a problem when they find credit cards
or loans they never applied for."
Bronson suggests that consumers request one report
every four months from each of the three national credit
bureaus so they can check for errors throughout the
year and catch any identity theft early. Call Experian
(800.-682-7654), Equifax (800-685-1111) and Trans Union
(800-916-8800) to request the reports and inform them of
any mistakes you find. Consumers can also visit http://
Here are some ways that identity thieves work:
They open a new credit card account, using someone
else's name, date. of birth, and social security number.
When they use the credit card and don't pay the bills,
the delinquent account is reported on a victim's credit
They may also call a credit card issuer and, pretending
to be the legitimate cardholder, change the mailing address
on a credit card account. Then con artist runs up charges
on the account. Because statements are being sent to the
new address, consumers may not immediately realize they
have been victimized.
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name and write bad checks on that account.
Phishing. They pretend to be legitimate
financial institutions or companies and send spam
or pop-up messages .to get you to reveal your
They may use someone's personal information
to buy items on the Internet.
Consumers cannot prevent identity theft, but
they can reduce their chances of being a victim:
Close all stagnant credit card accounts and
destroy the cards; carry as few cards as possible.
Mail bills from a post office or mail drop;
identity thieves may steal mail that contains
personalinformation from a home mailbox.
Shred financial documents and paperwork with
personal information before you discard them.
Do not respond to solicitations sent by email
that direct you to a site. Many con artists will
create web sites that look exactly like a legitimate
site. It is safer to enter the web site address of a
familiar retailer so you are logged onto the real
Do not provide credit card, bank account or
social security information over the phone or by
e-mail unless you have initiated the transaction
and are sure you know who you are dealing with.
Legitimate banks and credit card companies do
not call or email customers for this information.
For practical tips to help you be on guard against
Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect
your personal information, visit http://www.
Follow up with creditors if bills do not arrive
on time. A missing credit card bill could mean
an identity thief has taken over your credit card
account and changed your billing address to cover
his or her tracks.
Place passwords on credit card, bank and
phone accounts. Avoid using easily available
information such as your mother's maiden name,
your birth date, or the last four digits of your social
Give your social security number only when
absolutely necessary. Ask to use other types of
identifierss when possible. Do not put your SSN on
your checks or carry it in your purse or wallet.
Try to ensure credit card transactions are
conducted in. your presence to prevent someone
from double swiping the card.
Consumers who want to report suspicious
activities can call the Department's Consumer
Hotline at 1-800-HELP FLA. They can learn
more about how to protect themselves and what
to do if they are the victims of an identity thief by
logging onto the Federal Trade Commission Web
site at http://www.ftc.gov/.
Identity theft can damage a consumer's credit,
and a poor credit history can result in rejection of
credit or higher interest rates on a loan. Bronson
says that is why it is so important for consumers
to educate themselves about this crime.
Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 23, 2008
IN-THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE
SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-50
TALQUIN SPRINGS GENERAL
GAD FISHER; and UNKNOWN TEN-
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GAD FISHER
YOUR ARE NOTIFIED that a Com-
pliant for Foreclosure has been filed
against you and others, regarding the
following property in Liberty County,
Lot 8, of Summerwind, according to
the plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book A, Page 65, of the Public Re-
cords of Liberty County, Florida.
You are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Daniel E. Manausa, Esquire, Smith,
Thompson, Shaw & Manausa, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorneys, 3520 Thomasville
Road, 4th Floor, Tallahassee, Florida
32309-3469, no more than thirty (30)
days from the first publication date of
this notice of action, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorneys
or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint
DATED this 7th day July, 2008.
Clerk of the Court
BY: Vanell Summers
As Deputy Clerk
Smith, Thompson, Shaw & Manausa, P.A.
3520 Thomasville Road, 4th Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32309-3469 7-16& 7-23
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR CALHOUN COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 08-73-CA
HARRISON FINANCE COMPANY,
ELIJAH ALLEN KITCHEN; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIJAH ALLEN
KITCHEN (IF ANY); TENANTS OR
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION; AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH OR
UNDER ANY DEFENDANTS NAMED
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
pursuant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure After Default and for Attor-
ney's Fees and Costs entered in the
above-styled cause on July 9, 2008, in
the Circuit Court of Calhoun County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate
in Calhoun County, Florida, described.
more fully below, at public sale, to the
highest and best bidder, for cash, at the
Calhoun County Courthouse, 20859
Central Avenue East, Blountstown,
Calhoun County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
(C.S.T.) on August 7, 2008.
All that certain property situated in the
County of Calhoun, and the State of
Florida, being described as follows:
Lots 3 and 4, Block 10, M.L. Richards
Plat to the Town ofAltha, Florida.
Along with double-wide mobile home:
1999 Cavalier Buchanner ALBU-
S27890A & ALBUS27890B
ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS
FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE..
DATED this 9th day of July, 2008.
Clerk of Court, Calhoun County, Florida
By: LORI FLOWERS
If you are a person with a disability
who needs accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Clerk of Court, Calhoun Coun-
ty Courthouse, 20859 Central Avenue
East, Room 130, Blountstown, Florida
32424, (850) 674-4545, within two (2)
workings days of.your receipt of this
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON-
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces
receipt of an application for a per-
mit from Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners, file num-
ber 39-0289454-001-DF, to con-
struct an access road crossing
through jurisdictional wetlands for
the purpose of providing access
to- the proposed Hosford Park in
This project is located ad-
jacent to Hosford School and
Moore Street along State Road
65 in Hosford, Florida, Section 24,
Township 1 South, Range 6 West,
Latitude/Longitude: 300 23' 13.62"
North, 840 47' 39.70" West, Liber-
ty County. The jurisdictional wet-
lands are connected to a wetland
system associated with Telogia
Creek, which is a Class III Waters
of the State. This application is be-
ing processed and is available for
public inspection during normal
business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at the Northwest
District, Tallahassee Branch Office
at 630-3 Capital Circle Northeast,
Tallahassee, Florida 32301. 7-23-08
Township 1 South, Range 6 West,
Latitude/Longitude: 300 23' 13.62"
North, 840 47' 39.70" West, Liber-
ty County. The jurisdictional wet-
lands are connected to a wetland
system associated with Telogia
Creek, which is a Class III Waters
of the State. This application is be-
ing processed and is available for
public inspection during normal
business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at the Northwest
District, Tallahassee Branch Office
at 630-3 Capital Circle Northeast,
Tallahassee, Florida 32301. .7-23-08
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
ADOPT ORDINANCE 08-01
Notice is given that the Board
of County Commissioners of Lib-
erty County, Florida, proposes to
adopt the following Ordinance:
AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
ING THE LIBERTY COUNTY
PURCHASING POLICY ESTAB-
LISHED ORDINANCE 06-01 BY
PROVIDING A FIVE PERCENT
(5%) LOCAL BIDDERS PREF-
ERENCE; PROVIDING FOR RE-
PEALED AND SEVERABILITY
AND PROVIDING FOR AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE THEREIN.
A public hearing on the Ordi-
nance will be held at 7 p.m. (ET)
on Aug. 5, 2008, at the Liberty
County Courthouse, Highway 20,
Bristol, Florida, 32321.
All interested persons are in-
vited to attend. A copy of the pro-
posed Ordinance may be reviewed
at the Board of County Commis-
sioners Office in the Liberty Coun-
ty Courthouse. In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing special accom-
modation or an interpreter to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact the County Commission-
ers Office at (850) 643-5404 at
least seven days prior to the date
of the hearing.
Dated this 18th day of July,
Liberty County, Florida
Robert Hill, Clerk to the
Board of County Commissioners
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON-
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces
receipt of an application for a per-
mit from Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners, file num-
ber 39-0289454-001-DF, to con-
struct an access road crossing
through jurisdictional wetlands for
the purpose of providing access
to the proposed Hosford Park in
This project is located ad-
jacent to Hosford School and
Moore Street along State Road
65 in Hosford, Florida, Section 24,
Vote for and Elect
I School Board District 1
Hello, I am Danny Ryals and
I am seeking the position of
District 1 School Board mem-
ber. I have owned and operated
R&R Warehouses since 1985
and Danny Ryals Real Estate
since 1997. However, many of
you know me as the guy with
the Christmas Bus, which has
delighted young and old alike
in parades and rides around
town for the last 20 years. My
wife, Lynn Peacock Ryals and I
have two children, Audrey Lynn
and Daniel, who will be in the
6th and 4th grades next year
at Blountstown Middle School'
and Blountstown Elementary
School. I have a vested interest
in the education that my chil-
dren, your children, grandchil-
dren, and future generations
will receive in Calhoun County.
The education of our children is
more important now than ever
before. We need leadership on
our School Board to ensure that
opportunities will continue to be
available to all students in all of
our schools, and that nothing
will happen to decrease these
I have been serving our
county for many years in vari-
ous capacities including sup-
porting and sponsoring Altha
and Blountstown sports, com-
munity soccer and baseball
teams as well as coaching
Upward Basketball. I currently
serve in these organizations:
* Chipola State College Board
of Trustees, representing Cal-
* Calhoun County Senior Citi-
zens Board of Directors Mem-
* Chamber of Commerce Board
of Directors Member, serving
as President for 2 years
* Blountstown Rotary Club
* Community Traffic-Safety
.* Take Stock in Children Schol-
In the. tough economic times
that we face today, it is critical
to have board members that
will spend our tax dollars wise-
ly. I will use the personal knowl-
edge that I -have gained as a
businessman and as a board
member, especially Chipola
College, to make sure that our
hard earned tax dollars are
spent wisely and for the benefit
of the students throughout the
county. I would never vote to
spend $892,000.00 of our sav-
ings to hire an architect to de-
sign a school on property that
we did not own and did not
purchase. It is imperative that
all options are properly studied
before any money is spent.
I have the Experience,
Leadership, Dedication, Pas-
sion, Energy, and most of
all Common Sense to do the
best job for the School Board
District 1 Position.
I will try to visit personally with everyone but I know
that will be difficult to do. If I miss you or if you have
any questions or would like for me to visit you, you may
contact me at: Office 674-5478. or Cell 899-6472.
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Continuing education courses set
MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a variety of short
courses in the coming weeks.
An Internship course will meet Thursdays, Aug. 21 through Dec.
4 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $191. A Child Growth & Development
course will meet Mondays, Aug. 25 through Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost is $191. An Early Care & Education Administrative Overview
course will meet Tuesdays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost is $191.
The following Mandatory training for Child Care Facility Personnel
and Family Child Care Home are scheduled: Child Abuse and
Neglect, Sept. 5, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development, Sept.
6, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and Screening, Sept. 8
& 10, 6 to 9 p.m. Health, Safety and Nutrition, Sept. 20, 7 a.m. to
3 p.m.; Rules and Regulations (center), Sept. 15 & 17, 6 to 9 p.m.;
Pre-School Appropriate Practices, Oct. 4, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Special
Needs Appropriate Practices, Nov. 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Costs range
from $17 to $43 depending on length of course.
AReal Estate Sales course will meet Saturdays and Sundays, Sept.,
13, 14, 27, 28 & Oct. 11, 12, 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is
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City of Bristol
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Notice of Qualifying Dates
Notice is hereby given that the City of Bristol will
hold its biennial election on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The following city officials will be elected:
Two Council Members, Two-year terms
All candidates for the above named offices shall
qualify with Robin M. Hatcher, City Clerk, at City Hall,
12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St., Bristol, Florida,
beginning Friday, Aug. 1 and ending Friday, Aug. 15,
2008 during regular business hours. Those wishing to
vote, please register with the Supervisor of Elections
in the Liberty County Courthouse, Bristol, FL. The
books will close Oct. 13, 2008 for registering to vote in
the Nov. 11 City of Bristol Election.
Hudson Mitch Willis, Chairman
Robin M. Hatcher, City Clerk F
One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Suite 2,
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The following positions are
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Worker, Office Clerk, Food
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Local volunteer firefighters from City of Bristol and
Rock Bluff volunteer fire departments are attending
Liberty County's first Fire Fighter Course sponsored
by the City of Bristol Volunteer Fire Department
and Liberty County Emergency Management with a
grant awarded by the State of Florida for equipment
Local firefighter instructor Scott Haires, a captain
with Quincy City Fire Department, is training these
local volunteers in building searches, fire fighting, and
responding to medical emergencies. The course is 160
hours long and lasts until September, at which time
each student will be tested and certified.
Future classes are being planned for more of our
VOLUNTEERS ATTENDING ARE:
Bristol Volunteer Firefighters: James Kersey, Rich-
ard Mims, Steven Cutshaw, Daniel Hall, Bobby Hall
and William Seacrest.
Rock Bluff Volunteer Firefighters: Bill Anderson,
Manning Miller and Pamela Joiner
A 32 bed residential facility for adjudicated adolescent
female offenders, is currently seeking to fill an antici-
pated vacancy for a:
A Bachelor's degree is required.
Interested applicants should call Betty Hightower at
(850) 722-6117 or fax resume to (850) 722-9559.
Accepting applications for correctional RN's at Lib-
erty Correctional Institute.
Shifts available: 12 a.m. 8 a.m.
Visit our Web site at fldocjobs.com for more informa-
tion, to apply online or contact:
Sally Mayo, SRNS Mayo.firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (850) 643-9400 or (850) 643-9480.
Florida Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Certain veterans and spouses of veterans re-
ceive preference in employment by the state as provided
by Chapter 295FS.
Underground utility lines are virtually everywhere-even your backyard.
If you're installing a mailbox, fence, pool, landscaping or anything else that
requires dic-inr, call Sunshine State One Call at 1-800-432-4770 or dial
8-1-1 at least 48 business hours before starting the project. If there are buried
utility lines in the path of your activity, their location will be marked at no
expense to you.
Call before you dig.
or dial 8-1-1
U T ILI T IE S
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O BITU A RI S
DONALD MONROE ELDRIDGE
BLOUNTSTOWN Donald Monroe.Eldridge,
57, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at his home.
He was born Aug. 16, 1950 in Marianna and
was a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He
was a member of the First Baptist Church in
He was preceded in death by his uncles, Moody
Eldridge, Judge W. L. Bailey and Donald Hume
Bailey; his aunts, MaryAlice Eldridge Johnson, Hattie
Eldridge Montgomery and Evelyn Eldridge Gaskin.
Survivors include his parents, Inez B. and
Dr. Marion C. Eldridge Sr. of Blountstown; two
brothers, Wilson Thomas "Tommy" McClellan of
Blountstown and Dr. Marion C. "Butch" Eldridge
Jr. and his wife, Kathleen of Jacksonville; one
sister, Debbie McClellan Edwards and her husband,
Tommy of Blountstown; three uncles, Miles
Eldridge and M.W. Eldridge Jr. of Blountstown and
Majia Eldridge of Tallahassee; two aunts, Sandra
Eldridge Wynn of Texas and Betty Jo Bailey Miller
Services were held Friday, July 18 at First
Baptist Church in Blountstown with Rev. David
Throckmorton and Chaplain Gino Mayo officiating.
Interment followed in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in
Anyone wishing may make a donation of Bibles4
in memory of Donald may do so with the First
Baptist Church, 16693 SE Pear St., Blountstown,
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
ALVIN E. "GENE" SHELTON SR.
CHATTAHOOCHEE-AlvinE. "Gene" Shelton
Sr., 74, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at his home after
a sudden illness. He was a native of Birmingham,
AL, living in Chattahoochee since 1948. He was a
member and Deacon of the First Baptist church in
Chattahoochee where he also sang in the 39rs Choir,
was active in the Hospital Visitation Ministry and a
member of the Men on Mission with the First Baptist
Church. He also had the Wednesday night Children's
Ministry for the church. He served in the U.S. Navy
Sea Bees and had worked as a correctional officer
with Apalachee Correctional Institution in Sneads
and retired from the Florida State Hospital Security
He was preceded in death by his son, Terry and
his sister, Johnnie Whiddon.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Shelton
of Chattahoochee; his daughter, Debbie Brannan
and her husband, Stan of Bristol; two sons, Alvin
El Shelton Jr. and his wife, Glenda and Edwin H.
Shelton and his wife, Debbie, all of Chattahoochee;
two sisters, Maude Hildebrandt and her husband,
Bill of Chattahoochee and Ilene Money of Dothan,
AL; a brother, David Wilson Sr. ofBlakely, GA; nine
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, July 19 at First
Baptist Church in Chattahoochee. Interment
followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to
the Florida Baptist Childrens Homes, 8415 Buck
Lake Road, Tallahassee, FL 32317.
Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads was in
charge of the arrangements.
ROCK BLUFF COMMUNITY Sherwood
Dean, 82, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, in Lake
City. He was born July 19, 1926, to Wallace and
Annie Dean in Covington County, AL. He came
from a large family of seven brothers and one sister.
He joined the military at age 16 and was a military
veteran of World War II, Korea and also did two
tours in Vietnam. He served first in the U.S. Navy
and then re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where
he was in electronics, a munitions specialist and
also managed an officers club. He was honorably
discharged with commendations in 1964. He
married Norma Lee Mynier Howard in 1945 and
together they raised seven children.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years,
Norma Lee Mynier Dean, and five brothers, Albert,
Clarence, Clayton, Woodrow and Floyd Dean.
Survivors include his children, Douglas Howard
and wife, Muriell of Lakeside, Ariz., James Dean
and wife, Sabrina of Piano, TX, Jesse Dean of
McKinney, TX, Sherwood Dean Jr. and wife, Linda
of Brunswick, GA, Donald Dean and wife, Pat of
Archer, Andrew Dean and wife, Linda of Cocoa
Beach, and Debra Taylor and husband, Charlie of
Guyton, GA; his brothers, Dewey Dean and wife,
Grace of Panama City Beach, Louis Coe Dean
and wife, Marsha of Greensboro; a sister, Ollie
Mae Quails of Quincy; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-
grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild;
along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, friend
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
(ET) Wednesday, July 23, at Bevis Funeral Home
Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. (ET) Thursday,
July 24, at Rock Bluff Assembly of God Church
in the Rock Bluff Community in Liberty County.
Interment will follow at Rock Bluff Cemetery.
Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of
JOHN THOMAS CASTLEBERRY
ALTHA John Thomas Castleberry, 74, died
Friday, July 11,2008 at Santa Rosa Medical Center.
He was born November 19,1933 inAltha. He loved
fishing and enjoyed watching his grandchildren
grow up to be responsible adults. He was a member
of Altha United Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Castleberry
of Pace; one son, Mark Castleberry and wife, Edi
of Pace; a daughter, Janet Strickland and husband,
Stewart of Kevel, KY; four grandsons, John
Strickland, William Strickland both of Kevel, KY,
Allan Castleberry and Nathan Castleberry both of
Pace; three brothers, Donny Castleberry and wife,
Joy of Milton, Wayne Castleberry and wife, Peggy
of Cantonment, and Mike Castleberry and wife,
Brenda of Marianna; three sisters, Betty Hyatt of
Milton, Pat Hollon and husband, Jim of Dothan, AL
and Peggy Pittman and husband, George of Altha;
along with several nieces and nephews as well as
many, many friends.
Services were held Monday, July 14 at Altha
First United Methodist. Interment followed in
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of
LYNWOOD, CA Pearline Edwards, 82, died Friday, July
18, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, CA. She was born
December 23, 1925 in Burnt Corn, AL, the daughter of the late Ida
Locke-Farris and Charlie Farris. She attended the public school of
Alabama, lived in Bristol many years, where she was a pillar, devoted
and loyal member of St. Luke
Missionary Baptist Church. She
was a cook, until retirement, for
Apalachee Restaurant and a part-
time employee for the Elderly Care
Services Program at the Liberty
County Senior Citizens Center. She
received numerous certificates and
awards for her services as a senior
companion, foster grandmother
and homemaker. She received a
Training Certificate of completion
for Liberty County Transit's First
Responder. In September 2001, as
a result of failing health, she move
to Lynwood, CA to be cared for by
her two loving daughters.
She was preceded in death by two sons, John David Pruitt and
Bobby Gene Edwards.
Survivors include a loving and devoted family and her children,
Dianne Boatner and husband Ivory, Mary Boatner and husband,
Persey all of Los Angeles, CA, John Wesley Edwards, Jr. and wife,
Altamese of Braderiton and Nathaniel Edwards of Bristol; along with
7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews,
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25 at
the Church of God of Prophecy located on Hwy. 12 in Bristol.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the Church
of God of Prophecy with Pastor Rosetta Baker officiating and Rev.
Dr. C.L. Wilson giving the eulogy. Interment will follow in Bristol
Cemetery in Bristol.
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Easy-to-grow fig trees a common sight in the South
acid soil conditions, so mix lime
ltow reu sneeing efotehoned at rkwith the soil prior to planting. For
plant I remember seeing often at older trees, apply lime every three
the old homesteads is the fig tree,
often outlasting the house itself. to four years.
And if you're a fan of figs, you'll
the specific fertilizer needs of
be glad to know that fig trees are A n t
one of the easiest fruit trees to figs. They do, however, respond
grow around your home. With well to very small amounts of a
grow around your home. With o
complete fertilizer applied once
little care, they will produce crops
a month during the growing
of juicy, sweet figs every year. a m. .
The common, or edible fig,season.
Figs will not tolerate
is a native of Asia Minor and by Theresa Friday, Figs wil not the at
the Mediterranean region and Horticulture Extension Agent, excessively wet soil but they do
cie Medterraneanoregion beand HorticulturfeExtensi n, need a lot of water during the
is thought to be one of the first Santa Rosa County fruiting. season. Fig trees may
plants cultivated by humans. f .i
actually drop fruit if they are
Although commonly referred Turkey, Green Ischia, San Piero
to as a fruit, the fig.is actually orMagnolia. damaged, supplemental watering i
the flower of the tree, known as Fig trees are easy to grow. will not coectthe problem. Pay
an inflorescence (an arrangement First, select the warmest spot in
close attention to watering, since
of multiple flowers). Flowers the landscape. The tree should cs on t watings .
are produced inside a concave be protected from North winds. are picky about.
structure that enlarges and Be sure to plan for growth when a repc abu
becomes the fleshy fig. choosing a spot for a fig tree. F re he ra 4
It is because the flowers are Although not huge, fig trees shallow root systems, so a 4-inch
inside the fruit that gardeners will grow 15 feet or more high layer of mulch, such as leaves or
should only buy certain varieties and wide. Also, plant them in a pnestr eado thesoi
of figs. Never purchase or sunny location away from large udrtec o ftetee primary pest is birds.
highly recommended to keep
attempt to grow the kinds of trees with overhanging branches. P Harvest ripe figs in early
figs grown in California. They Figswillnotproduce wellunless the roots moist. Heavy organic morning to avoid their
require pollination by a tiny wasp they receive at least six hours mulches will also tend to lessen feeding. Bird netting can
that cannot survive in Florida's of direct sun daily, and more is nematode damage which can be be purchased, and is helpful
climate. So choose a Southern better. significant on fig trees. in keeping them out of the .
vrtOnce the crop is made, the
variety such as Celeste, Brown Figs do not perform well under trees.
One fungal disease
known as fig rust sometimes
attacks leaves causing a
. rusty brown appearance,
ripening and decreased
cold tolerance. Where rust
is a problem, rake up all |
fallen leaves and remove
them from your property.
This reduces the amount
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The plant may also be pruned to
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are currently no EPA-approved
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So pull out your grandmother's
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ITEMS FOR SALE
Miscellaneous items, various as-
sortment of items, from a canceled
yard sale. Call 762-8586. 7-23,7-30
New wigs for ladies, some for
$15 and others for $20. Call
Candle lantern set, eight 6' free
standing lanterns, four single lan-
terns, four with double lanterns,
each with wrought iron stands and
brackets, wood pole, lantern box-
es are black metal with glass, use
anywhere, photo available online,
$300 will consider selling individu-
ally; plastic mailbox, white, $5;
artificial flowers, shades of pink,
some white, paid $300, asking
$150. Call 762-3881. 7-16,7-23
Set of wedding rings, paid $200,
asking $50; Paula Young wig, paid
$75, will take $25. Call 379-3002
or 447-4342. 7-16, 7-23
Couch, excellent condition, $100.
Call 674-2842. 7-23,7-30
Dining room set, Bella Lago collec-
tion, eight piece, brand new, never
used, $500. Call 762-2223.
Shelves,$8; odd chairs, $15. Call
Lounge chair, $15. Call
Living room suite, three piece,
black leather, one full size sofa,
one love seat, one chair, in great
shape, asking $500. Call 643-5821
or 510-9579. 7-16,7-23
King size Serta bed, used, box
springs, retail is around $800 to
$1,000, asking $150; light brown
dresser, with mirror, two night
stands, asking $150 or best offer.
Call 447-1370. 7-16, 7-23
First Saturday of every month
The auction will be held Aug.
2 at 7 p.m. (Old Coins, Tools,
Collectibles, candy, food &
Misc. items) Free setup for
yard sale every Saturday.
Public is invited.
Col. James W. Copeland
18098 NW County Rd. 12
"No Job Too Big or Small"
Licensed & Insured, contractor & roofer
landscape, pressure $
& screen enclosure
FOR FREE ESTIMATES
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
King size water bed, foundation
frame, mattress and plastic liner,
sell or trade. Call 510-0932 or
Armoire, cherry color, $600. Call
Gas stove, old,
1995 Ford Mustang, 3.8 liter, V6,
standard, $3,000 or best offer. Call
899-5477 or 272-6997. 7-23,7-30
1997 Saturn SL2, runs good,
clean, good mpg, five speed,
$2,500. Call 643-9193. 7-16,7-23
CES 2004 Lincoln Town Car, Signa-
ture Series, leather, power win-
dows and locks, CD and cassette,
$25. Call loaded, very nice car, excellent
condition, 52K miles, extended
power train warranty (transfer-
able.) Call 379-3928. 7-16,7-23
Browning boots, brand new, size
eight, cinnamon with green in color,
$100. Call 643-5011. 7-16,7-23
Ladies ankle boots, size 11,
new, $20; sun dress, XL, $5. Call
Cinderella wedding dress, strap-
less, size four, bead work all over
with slip, $100. Call 447-1370.
2000 Saturn LS, four door, auto-
matic, six cylinder, all electric, sun
roof, $4,000. Call 762-8586.
1953 Chevrolet 210 sedan, two
door, in paint shop now, $8,500.
Call 674-3577. 7-23, 7-30
7 days a week service
5'x 10'.........20 a0
10' x 20' .........70
10' x 25'.........90
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597 N
Week ofJuly 24 to August 1
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
The hot weather has put you in
a mood, Aries. You may want to
spend some time at home until
you're in better spirits. Think
about hanging out with friends
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, financial concerns leave
you feeling nervous this week.
It's better to pinch some pennies
for a while until you get back on
course. Capricorn lends a hand.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, a special friend from
your past comes back for a
visit. It could lead to interesting
things. Keep your agenda open
for Wednesday when love is in
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, keep your patience with a
friend on Tuesday. This person is
just feeling a little stir-crazy and
really doesn't mean the things he
or she is saying.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Family squabbles can get out of
hand unless you keep the peace,
2000 Cadillac Catera, 62k miles,
runs good, clean, good mpg,
$5,500. Call 643-7002. 7-16,7-23
1990 Cadillac Sedan Deville,
great condition, needs A/C work,
$2,000 or with A/C repaired,
$2,500. Call 674-7138 or 899-0269
1995 Mazda MX3, 30 to 35 mpg,
$1,850. Call 819-9300 for details
and leave message.
1999 Ford Ranger XLT, extended
cab, six cylinder, standard, $2,900.
Call 762-8586. 7-23,7-30
2000 Chevy Silverado, one
owner, long wheel base, tool box,
spray bed liner, good tires, 73,190
original miles. Call 674-5950 for
more details. 7-23, 7-30
Leo. Be the bigger person, maintain
order and lead by a compassionate ex-
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Virgo, stop doing so much for others
and pamper yourself a little bit this
week. Go to a spa, take a vacation, or
just stay home from work for a day.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, you've been feeling very anx-
ious and it's partially because you are
experiencing low self-esteem. You
have to exert more confidence in all
that you do.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, a close friend really needs
your help on Thursday. Make sure your
-schedule is open so that you can lend a
hand. Put work on hold for some qual-
ity time with your mate.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Have you been spending too much
time at work, Sagittarius? It could be
because you are avoiding a situation at
home. Face your problems and be hon-
est with yourself.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
It may be time to consider a career
change, Capricorn. Think about what
interests you the most rather than just
1995 Ford Ranger, good coi
edition, runs good, $2,000. GC
1985 Dodge Ram, 4x4, 440 h
fast, $3,500. Call 379-3445.
1998 Dodge Dakota, V6, extend
ed cab, $3,500 or best offer. Ca
2003 Chevrolet Silverado Z-7
off road package, four wheel drive
pick-up truck, extended cab, exce
lent condition, asking $9,000. Fi
more information, call 643-8590.
2003 Chevy Tahoe, auto, 4x4,
leather, heated seats, third row
seating, bush guard, camo vent
visors, 112K miles, $9,500 or best
offer. Call 510-1762. 7-23,7-30
1987 Plymouth van, $700. Call
1994 Toyota 4-Runner, 4x4, runs
good, $5,000 or best offer. Call
762-8044 at night or 272-8698
n and leave message. 7-16,7-23
all 1998 Jeep Cherokee, everything
23 but cruise control, really good con-
dition, runs very well, automatic,
$3,500. Call 674-7138 or 899-0269
1995 Chevy S-10, extended cab,
2WD, 2.2 liter, five speed, recent
work done, $2,500 or best offer.
Call 762-9708 after 5:30 p.m.
1988 International semi, $4,000.
Call 933-8861. 7-16,7-23
1991 GMC Jimmy, 4x4, 6.2 die-
sel, 4 in lift, aluminum wheels,
12x36, radial swampers, PS, PB,
AC, auto, AM/FM, CD, $5,500 or
best offer. 7-9 T.7-23
1987 Suzuki Samurai, new en-
gine, top, stereo, 31x11.5" tires,
$4,000. Call 762-9504. 7-23, 7-30
focusing in on the financial factor.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Your confidence continues to rise, Aquar-
ius. It could be because of good news
you've been receiving at work. Consult
with Leo for advice on improving your fi-
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, be the life of the party on Friday.
You just may hook up with a winning ro-
mance. Look to Scorpio for some compan-
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Jennifer Lopez, Singer (39)
Matt LeBlanc, Actor (41)
Sandra Bullock, Actress (44)
AUTO PARTS &
Mustang tail light covers, clear,
fits '99-'04 model, $150. Call
Fiberglass camper shell, for
small truck, $125. Call 674-3012.
Chevy motor and transmission,
big block 454, turbo 400 transmis-
sion, $1,000. Call 227-4881 or
Pro speaker box, for two 12s, fits
'99 and up Chevy 1500, $100. Call
762-9708 after 5:30 p.m. 7-16,7,23
Transmission for 1987 Toyota
4x4, $600. Call 510-3689. 7-16,7-23
15-inch wheels and tires, alumi-
num, fits Jeep, $150. Call 899-0269
or 674-7138 leave message. UFN
22 rifle, Stevens bolt action,
single shot, $70 or best offer. Call
*Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment
Commercial.- old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
Call (850) 674-4202
16978 NW Mayo Street,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reason-
ably priced. Immediate closing.
Call (850) 544-5441
or (850) 570-0222
Remington Express, 12ga, in box,
never fired, $300; Benelli Super-
Nova, 12ga, never fired, in Bristol,
$400. Call 443-2422. 7-16, 7-23
.44 Ruger Redhawk, brand new,
with box of bullets, been shot only
seven times, nickel plated. Call
Poker table, with chips, never
been opened or used, $200. Call
Bike, 26" fast track twelve speed
girl's bike, $50. Call 762-3881.
Stamina Recumbent exercise
bike, semi-reclined sitting position,
electronic monitor that charts time,
speed, distance and calories, with
heart monitor, like new, $75. Call
639-4824 leave message. UFN
Honda MAT, four wheeler. Call
643-5774 or 545-0057. 7-23,7-30
Honda CRF 250R, 2004 model,
$2,600. Call 674-3673. 7-23,7-30
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 500R,
$3,800 or best offer. Call 762-2577
after 2 p.m. (CT) 7-23, 7-30
Polaris 500 four wheeler,
4WD, runs good, $2,000. Call
$159 QUEEN PILLOWTOP Mat-
tress and Box. Manufacturer
wrapped, warranty. 222-7783
$499 Sofa/Loveseat Microfiber
Set. Still in crate, never used.
Can Deliver. 545-7112.
8 pc. KING Size Bedroom Set.
Solid wood dovetailed drawers.
New, still in packaging. Worth
$4,000, give away $1,500. Can
NEW Queen Orthopedic Pil-
lowtop Mattress Set in sealed
plastic with warranty. Sacrifice
$279. Can deliver. 222-7783.
Cherry DINING ROOM table,
upholstered chairs, lighted chi-
na cabinet. Brand new in boxes.
Can deliver. Must move,$850.
FULL $125/TWIN $100 mat-
tress with matching boxspring.
BRAND NEW with warranty.
Delivery available. 222-7783.
Memory Foam Mattress Set,
brand new in plastic. $350.
Pub Table Set, solid wood,
brand new 99. 850-545-7112.
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 or 1-800-717-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
TTR 125LE dirt bike, bought in De-
cember of 2006, in great condition,
$1,600; ATV/MX MSR boot, size
eight, new, $100; Thor helmet, XS,
pink/white/black, new, $100; 2001
TRX400EXATV, needs new piston,
$500. Call 643-9254. 7-16,7-23
2006 Harley Davidson Road
King, one owner, black, less
than 100 miles, paid $17,250,
sell for $14,500. Call 674-4364 or
2007 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit,
windshield, highway bars, back
rest, luggage rack, like new, under
warranty, $5,500. Call 899-0269 or
674-7138 leave message. UFN
Electric anchors set, $125. Call
21' Pontoon boat, boat trailer, ex-
cellent condition, 50 hp Evinrude,
$5,500. Call 379-3346. 7-23,7-30
12' wooden bateau boat, trail-
er, trolling motor, 20 hp Mercury,
$1,200. Call 643-6172. 7-23, 7-30
1993 20' pontoon boat, very good
shape, $4,500. Call 227-4881 or
HOUSE FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH
In Hosford on Hwy. 65
just before you cross the
railroad tracks at Lowrey.
Call (850) 627-8287
between 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Mon. Fri. and Sat. & Sun.
between 9 a.m. 9 p.m.
2000 17' Bass Tracker, 75 hp
Mercury, galvanized, trailer,
$4,875. Call 762-3686. 7-16,7-23
Two 14' boats, with motors and
trailers, for fishing or pleasure,
need to sell, in Bristol, make offer.
Call 443-2422. 7-16,7-23
2005 Wildwood camper, 27', full
size bed, shower, bath tub, pulls
out, sleeps seven to eight, two re-
cliners, serious inquirers only. Call
2003 Keystone Hornet Super-
slide, 27', loan value $13,000,
sell for $11,500 or best offer. Call
TOOLS & HEAVY
Riding mower, two bagger, $300.
Call 643-5774 or 545-0057.
Utility trailer, 8'x4', with loading
gate, $200 or best offer; hedg6
trimmer, electric, $15 or best offer.
Call 674-6242. 7-23, 7-30
1950 Ford 8N tractor, $2500. Call
Riding lawn mower, Sears
Craftsman, $150. Call 643-1459
or 643-1514. 7-16, 7-23
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
r Call 674-8888
Ryobi weed eater, two differ-
ent string heads, used twice, two
year warranty, bought in October
of 2007, have all paper work, paid
$105, asking $65. Call 674-5026.
Riding lawn mower,. 17.5 hp,
Poulan brand, 36" cut, great con-
dition, $300 or best offer. Call
Trailer, for hauling big round
bales, 18' long, 8' wide, 18" high
sides, four six ply tires, electric
brakes on one of the axles, con-
trol for brakes is included, $1,250.
Call 674-5985. 7-16,7-23
Log trailer, Pitts brand, $1,500.
Call 933-8861. 7-16,7-23
Air conditioner, one ton, con-
densing unit, the outside half,
$100; A/C, two ton, condensing
unit, the outside half, scratched
and dented, never used, in good
condition, $250. Call 674-8437.
HOMES & LAND
1994 mobile home, Homes of
Legend brand, 16x80, central heat
and air, full electric, three bedroom/
two bath, comes with appliances
and two porches, must be moved.
Call 566-5170. 7-23T. 10-8
Double wide mobil ie, 1998,
three bed/t D 'lenwith
fireplace, CN ., $19,500.
Call 762- .. 7-16,7-23
2 bedroom, 1 bath
in Altha No pets.
350 mo. & $250 dep.
3 bedroom, 2 bath
14 x 70 mobile home
1/2 acre lot w/ 12 x 40 add-on
In Scott's Ferry, private dead-end
road, bordering St. Joe Forest w/
spring-fed creek on property.
Walking distance to Chipola PF
GREAT FOR HUNTING AND FISHING
- i: I. J*A MI
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11003 Hwy. 20, Bristol (850) 643-3289
* BRISTOL Very nice 3/2 house with appliances, 2 car garage, porch,
patio, above ground pool, storage balding, fenced bk. yard, convenient to
high school. $148,000. NEW LISTING
* FAIRCLOTH RD. 3 br. brick w/new cabinets, fireplace and more, 3 acs.
w/ shop. Asking only $142,500.
* NEAL SUBD. Brick house 2/3/1, sun rm., fenced bk. yd., corner lot. Ask-
ing $119,000. NEW ON MARKET.
* ORANGE Rm. for a BIG family in this 5 br., 2 and 1/2 ba. with over an
ac. of garden, grape arbors and more, plenty of out bldings and storage,
cook house FRESH ON THE MARKET. $165,000.
* MICKEY DR. Walk to school or shopping 5/2 over 2,000 sq. ft. good
family home. Only $175,000.
* HWY. 333 This 3/2 is like new (just rented) but still for sale.
We have many others for sale, give us a call to BUY or SELL!
Mobile home, four bedroom, two
bath, with one acre of land in Hos-
ford-Telogia area, $65,000; mobile
home, two bed room, one bath, with
one acre of land in Hosford-Telogia
area, $28,000. Call 379-3445.
Big loton Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
Puppies, free to a good home,
14-15 weeks old, half Beagle, two
females and one male, in Sink
Creek Community. Call 762-3688
(day) or 762-8676 (night.) 7-23,7-30
Bulldog, Colby and Cawer Pit,
nine months old, female, $75. Call
American Pit Bull terriors, pup-
pies, $50. Call 899-6736. 7-23,7-30
Two Yorkshire terrier puppies,
free to a good home, AKC regis-
tered, home raised and vaccinated,
health guaranteed. Call 768-5673
or e-mail revtonyround@gmail.
Eight doves, white, $5. Call
Two dogs, free to good home,
seven to eight months old, Bull-
dog mix. Not good with cats. Call
674-3348 leave message. 7-16,7-23
Jack Rat, free to good home, three
years old, female, good with chil-
dren. Call 762-8657 or 272-1982.
Five kittens, free to a good home,
six weeks old, different colors.
Please call 643-2396. 7-16,7-23
Three kittens, two black, one
white, free to good home; three
poodle-chihuahua mix, free to
good home. Call 643-2168.
Wanted: KitchenAid 300 watt
mixer, with all attachments, rea-
sonably priced, taking decorat-
ing class, can't afford it new. Call
209-5890 or 762-2404. 7-23,7-30
Wanted: looking for local yards
to cut, free estimate. If interested,
please call 447-1418. 7-23,7-30
Wanted: twin bed and chest of
drawers for little girl, reasonably
priced or free. Call 597-6620.
Wanted: Will give $60 to $80 for
the bodies of junk autos and $125
for full bodies of junk autos. Call
Jimmy Dawson at 850-544-3478.
7-2 T. 9-10
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
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O B I T U A R I E S page 22
ELLA GENEVA STARR
MARIANNA- Ella Geneva Starr, 76, died Sunday, July 20, 2008.
She was born in Labelle and moved to Marianna in 1994 from South
Florida. She enjoyed camping and fishing, and being with her family.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by
a son, Larry Starr; two brothers, I..
Lewis McClenithan, and Ernest .
Survivors include her husband, ...-
Starling Starr of Marianna; two
sons, Danny Starr and his wife
Bernita of Altha and Gene Starr of
Greenwood; two daughters, Linda
Pool and her husband Jerry of
Cottondale and Cathy Whidden and
her husband Perry of Grand Ridge;
two brothers, Buddy McClenithan
of Florida and Zoria McClenithan
and his wife Kathy of Lake City; three sisters, Margaret Sylvester of
Venice, Katherine Camley of Fountain, and Glenda Welch of Lakeland;
nine grandchildren, Mike and Tammy Pool, Tony, Eddie, B'rian,
Stephen, Genny, Dawn and Garrett Starr; seven great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ernie and Denise
Bryant of Avon Park.
Services Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 22 in the New
Shiloh Cemetery in Altha with Chaplain Robert Castillo officiating
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the
GLENN THERON "BIG MAN" PEACOCK
MARIANNA-EVERGREEN COMMUNITY Glenn Theron
"Big Man" Peacock, 77, died Thursday, July 17,2008 at his residence.
He was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He was said to be an
honest and hard working man. He owned a farm in Jackson County
and he really believed in caring for his land.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edra Marlene Pumphrey
and a daughter, Glenda Marlene Peacock.
Survivors include one son, George Peacock ofMarianna Evergreen
Community; three daughters, Sarah Jackson and husband, Tony of
Gracevlle, Wilma Peacock and Angie Carpenter and husband, Tom,
all of Marianna; one brother, Harry Peacock and wife, Lillian of Grand
Junction, CO; six grandchildren, Emily Hill, Elizabeth Brock, Glenn
Ramsey, Patrick Ramsey, Trey Ramsey and Caitlin Carpenter; six
great-grandchildren; a special friend; Lillie Roberts; as well as many
other family and friends that will greatly miss him.
Graveside services were held Saturday, July 19 at the Peacock
Family Cemetery in Marianna.
Anyone wishing to make memorials may do so to Covenant Hospice
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of the arrangements.
MURIEL LORRAINE BLANCHARD STRICKLAND
BLOUNTSTOWN Muriel Lorraine Blanchard Strickland, 79,
died Monday, July 21, 2008 at her home. She was born in New Canaan,
CT and had lived in Blountstown since 1978. She was a member of the
Macedonia First Baptist Church where she worked in the children's
ministry, sang in the choir, and served as President of the Women's
Missionary Union. She was retired from the Calhoun County Public
Library where she was the children's story time lady. She enjoyed
working with children, painting, puppets, gardening and fishing
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mary
Blanchard, her husband, Cecil T. Strickland and a daughter, Lorraine
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Eric V.-Strickland and his wife,
Kristi of Dalworthington Gardens, TX and Leslie P. Strickland and
his wife Paula ofAlbuquerque, NM; three daughters, Donna Sullivan
and her husband Dan ofFayetteville, TN, Carol Jean Saldana ofAltha,
and Romell Denning and her husband John of Houston, TX; twelve
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July
23, at Adams Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at Macedonia
First Baptist Church with Reverend David Wood officiating. Interment
will follow 4 p.m. (ET) in Patmos Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery
in Patmos, GA.
Flowers are acceptable, but contributions may be made to the
Macedonia Baptist Church Children's Program, 20300 NE Macedonia
Rd, Blountstown, FL 32424 or the American Cancer Society, 241 John
Knox Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32303.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the
JAMES PATRICK OSTEEN,
HOSFORD James Patrick Osteen, known as Captain Pat, 69, died
Monday, July 14, 2008, in Jacksonville. He was born June 27, 1939,
in Phenix City, AL, while his mother Madge was visiting her parents.
His family was living in Columbus, GA, and that is where he lived
until they moved to Bleeker, AL. Pat attended high school at Smith
Station High School and Cliff High School in Opelika, AL, where he
graduated when he was 16 years old. He went to'college at Georgia
Military College in Milledgeville, GA, and then transferred to Auburn
University. He served in the U.S. Army for two years before pursuing
a career as a newspaper linotypist, starting at the Ledger Enquirer
in Columbus, Ga. He also worked for the Hearst Paper Syndicate at
different locations, including several years at the Herald Examiner
in Los Angeles, Calif. Changing careers, Pat started as a cook on a
crew boat in the Gulf of Mexico oil fields and worked his way up to
become a captain. His career as a captain spanned 30 years, and he
successfully dodged hurricanes until Hurricane Katrina. He rode out
the storm tied to a dock at Grand Isle, LA. The children of Liberty
County knew Pat because at Christmas he would dress up as Santa
and pass out pictures and treats to the children. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing and gourmet cooking. He could be found most mornings at the
T&P, eating breakfast and trading stories with his friends. His home is
filled with many of his hunting and fishing trophies, including many
turkey fans. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the
Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville who allowed Pat to participate
in a cancer research program and enabled him to make a contribution
to the knowledge and treatment of bone cancer.
Survivors include his former wife, Joyce Hogan; a brother, Steve
Osteen (and wife Karen) who live in Deltona, and a sister, Gretchen
and brother- in-law, Roger Welles of Hosford. He has six nieces and
nephews and 10 grandnieces and grandnephews. They include Sarah
and Eric Hamilton and sons Aidan and Corbin, Noah and Monica
Welles and son Gabriel, Gannon and JP Valiulis and daughters
Azelin, Salem, Gabrielle, and Evelyn, Zach and Naomi Osteen and
daughters Kelsey and Amelia, Erin and Adam Booth and daughter
Lucia Meghan Osteen.
Services were held Sunday, July 20, at Wesleyan Methodist Church
in Hosford. Interment followed in Sanders Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 241 John Knox Road, Suite 100, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the
SRoyce Gene Wise
Democratic Candidate for
S Tax Collector
Calhoun County, Florida
A dedicated, proven professional administrator with
30+ years administrative and leadership experience...
I Planning and
tered, monitored multi-
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for government and pri-
facilities, procedures to
be more effective and ef-
/ Management and
n f Supervision
Obtained fair share of government appropria-
tions and company support.
Determined personnel needs and operations.
S Supervised personnel in large and small orga-
/ Bachelor's Degree with a Business Emphasis
12 Accounting/Finance courses
9 Management/Supervision/Marketing courses.
S/ Retired Military Veteran
X Your vote for me is a vote for improving Calhoun
County government by:
/ Having the Driver's License section opens 5
1/2 days a week, plus...
V/ The Office open on Saturday morning for work-
41itN ing public to take care of their needs.
in THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
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Wanted: Junk cars and trucks,
any condition, we pay cash. Call
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell.' UFN
LOST & FOUND
Found: large black dog, with yel-
low collar, part Labrador, vicinity of
Myers Anne Street in Bristol. Call
643-2679. 7-23, 7-30
Lost: American Bulldog, tan and
white, adult, male, last seen on
Hwy. 65 Hosford, red collar, $25
reward offered. Call 510-3665.
Found: kitten, found on Baker
Street near Jamie's Auto Re-
pair, found Monday, July 7. Call
Lost: seven month old beagle/
walker mix, white with black and
tan markings, last seen on Joe
Chasen Circle in Bristol. Call
Indoor sale, Thursday and Fri-
day, July 24 and 25, 12-6 p.m.
and Saturday, July 26, 8 a.m.-12
p.m., Sunseekers Tanning Saldn
in Hosford, .1/4 mile west of in-
tersection in Hosford on Hwy 20,
brand name clothing for all ages,
kitchenware and glassware, new
items added every day, rain or
shine. Call 379-3000. 7-23,7-30
Three family yard sale, Saturday,
July 26, 7 a.m.-12 p.m., across
from Movie Gallery in Blounf-
stown, toys, children's clothes,
adult clothes, house hold items
and much more, no early birds
please. Call 674-4105. 7-23,7-30
Yard sale, Friday and Saturday,
July25 and 26,8 a.m .-noon, 16875
NE Cayson Street in Blountstown,
next to Senior Citizens, miscella-
neous household items, nursing
scrubs. Call 674-8299. 7-23,7-30
Yard sale, Saturday, July 26,
starting at 7 a.m., 15312 NW JW
Rackley Road in Altha, 1/4 of a
mile West of Chevron, look for
signs, bench top drill press, game
camera, household items, dryer
and clothes. Call 762-3354.
Huge yard sale, Friday through
Sunday, July 25-27, starting at 7
a.m., 22429 NW Lake McKenzie
Blvd in Altha, dishes, glassware,
some furniture, appliances, col-
lectible dolls, rain or shine, and
much more. Call 762-8478.
is the latest we can
for the following
JULY 23, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27
GRANTHA M' S Wendy Guilford, Tiffany Nichols and Shannon Romer.
Lawn Service Calhoun teachers sharpen their
IA.. .. skills during summer program
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Calhoun County teachers don't stop working when school
lets out for the summer! Teachers stay busy over the summer,
honing their learning and teaching skills to bring more to
Tiffany Nichols from Carr School and Shannon Romer from
Blountstown Middle School participated in the University
of Florida's Summer Science Institute. Mrs. Nichols and
Mrs. Romer, along with 50 science teachers from across the
panhandle, visited University of Florida's various science
programs and participated in a variety of lab experiments.
Lab experiments included DNA extraction, making paint in
the particle science lab, and taking a 3D tour of the galaxy
in the astronomy lab.
Wendy Guilford from Blountstown Elementary School
joined Mrs. Nichols and Mrs. Romer in conducting shark
research through Florida State University's Coastal and
Marine Science Lab at Turkey Point.. The research project
was headed by Dr. Dean Grubbs. They conducted gill net
and long line surveys near Alligator Point to determine the
species distribution of sharks in the area,. They tagged and
released over 70 sharks, primarily blacktip, sharpnose, and
blacknose sharks. They even caught, tagged, and released a 6
ft. Bull shark. The tagged sharks will be tracked over a long
period of time by Dr. Grubbs in order to determine where their
primary breeding, feeding, and nursery grounds are.
As teachers give up their summer time to gain more
knowledge in their areas of teaching, the impact on their
classrooms and students are positively impacted.
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Prepare now for fall classes at Chipola College
MARIANNA- Application Paramedic. programs are available on campus gatlineducation.com, the college business, law and travel.
deadline for new and readmission The college offers a number in areas ranging from Child Care to offers open enrollment, online For information about college
students entering Chipola College of Workforce Development Real Estate. Through partnerships courses in courses like health programs, call 526-2761, or visit
in the Fall Semester is Aug. 6. Certificate programs, including: with www.ed2go.com and www. care, internet graphics/web design, www.chipola.edu
Registration is Aug. 18-20. Classes Automotive Service Technology,
begin Aug. 21. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA),
Chipola's open-door policy Computer Systems Technology,
guarantees acceptance to any Correctional Officer, Cosmetology,
student with a standard high Cross-Over Corrections to Law
school diploma. Prospective Enforcement, Cross-Over Law
students should complete a college Enforcement to Corrections,
application which is available Electronic Technology, Firefighter
in the Office of Admissions and II, Law Enforcement Officer,
Records, or online at www.chipola. Masonry Apprentice Training,
edu. Students also must provide SurveyingandMappingTechnology
an official high school or college and Telecommunications. Some
transcript. workforce and certificate programs for
Chipola offers day and evening feature open enrollment which
courses, as well as independent allows students to enroll whenever ^ f RI-f
study and online courses. The the college is in session. COUNTY COMMISSIONER
college's Associate in Arts Degree Two Dental programs are
provides the first two years of available through agreements with D IS T. 3 L a k e M y s tic
general education courses for other colleges: Dental Assisting at
students planning to earn a Gulf Coast CC and Dental Hygiene
bachelor's degree. Associate in with Tallahassee CC. Students may n 4I /t
Science Degree programs provide earn the first year of these programs d
two years of professional training at Chipola.
rouncAL ADVERTISEMENT PM FOR AND APROVEB 5 J1 JOHNSON, BENOCRAT, FOR COUNT CONHISSDMER DITRICT 3
in various career fields. Avariety ofcontinuing education
Chipola has expanded its
offerings to include more than 40
individual programs ranging from
four-year Bachelor's degrees to
certificate programs which can be
completed in a few hours.
The college offers eight Bachelor to fo r
of Science (BS) degree programs,
including: Business Management,
Mathematics Education (5-9 or
6-12), Nursing, Science Education
(5-9 or 6-12) and Exceptional
Student Education. The Educator
Preparation Institute (EPI) offers
Teacher Certification for those with
a B.S. in a non-teaching field.
The majority ofChipola students e
are enrolled in the Associate in Arts
(AA) Degree program designed f
for students who plan to complete
their first two years of college
work at Chipola and then transfer
to a four year program at Chipola
or another college or university. Edie Joe White and Chief Winston Deason
Credits earned are transferable and
are applicable toward a bachelor's
degree. Curriculum guides that
outline requirements for specific a a re ttd th ro em B a e rug a o dr es t
majors are available from Student honored to recehe the endorsement of rered l of Pf es s for nY
Services and are located on the idacy for the office of Liberty County Seff. s endsement is esoeal ifcant to me
college website at www.chipola. because Chief Deasn, a native of Lberty Coty and the current Mayor of the CIy of utstown, has
edu. over 41 yeas of sworn law nforent peiene, 31 years of which he as the Chief of Poce
Chipola offers more than a for the C3ty of Bountstaown.
dozen Associate in Science (AS)
degrees which provide professional Over the p weeks I have had the ea of visiting with many of you n your homes. a One of the
training associated with specific ost resounding concerns that has been exp sed to me is the rise in drug activity in berty County.
careers. These include: Business he utivation, manufacturing and trafting of marijuana, cra cocaine and methamphetamine has
Administration, Computer been a grong menace in ti county yeas. It is my trong desire to estaish a safer, d free
Electronics, Network Support, com m y in whih we can live and raise o families. If ekleed as your Sh I wi progressive
Computer Programming, Computer ad aggressively atac this pro olan. Bease drug traffcrs have no bondries, it is A operative
Information Technology, Criminal that your Sherff wiU the law enforcement jurisdictions in order to inlement an
Justice Technology, Culinary effective campaign against this particular foam of crime. As a curi ied law ef COrme m t o s
Management, Early Childhood wi1 over 700 borwsof adci tkmta bolaillg In ases sadc as IIdrag ecogi 116,11 le ques, I
Education, Electronics Engineering fI j oBe iVgllt km my abMly to cmD outa unetd ar on 4m cugs
Technology, Fire Science
Technology, Network Services f elected as your Sheriff,Ita oer area Sheris, as
Technology, Nursing (RN and __
Technology, Nursing (RN and Je as with state and federi lawI agftencies to nid ow ctty of the drug dealers that
LPN), Recreation Technology and target r h. Most iotaf. = law eore t and c t v new be
Telecommunications Engineering e One o ir d s al g I
Technology. agn Orc h ra m llh
Two Associate in Applied
Science programs in Electronic Vote for real Change, vote for Eddie Joe White for Liberty County Sheriff on August 26"'.
Engineering Technology and
Telecommunications Engineering Sir5Wy
Technology are available.
Three College Credit Certificate Eddie .k e,
programs are available in Child Care
Center Management, Emergency Paic Adhertisonet Paidi fr aral tprm didie.oe Wh@, Demr tT for eMIf
Medical Technician (EMT) and