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" Volume 28, Number 31 g Wednesday, July 30, 2008
former Sneads High School teacher ordered to serve 364 days in Liberty County Jail
Stoutamire sentenced as sex
offender following guilty plea
bOfbresa Dubanks, kamal Editor
A court appearance
n Marianna ended the
teaching career of a Hosford
nan who was sentenced
is a sexual offender and
orderedd to serve 11 months
Lnd 29 days in the Liberty
countyy Jail on several
chargess involving four
emale students at Sneads
guidelines, the maximum
punishmentt he could have
received was 15 years in
Tommy Stoutamire of
losford, 48, accepted a
,lea deal June 22 which will
eave him on probation for'
.5 years and take away his
teaching certification after
)leading guilty to four counts Hosford resident T
,f child abuse, two counts is shown during a
)f false imprisonment, Jackson County la
me count of battery. and
hree counts of lewd and
Stoutamire taught for 25 years at Sneads where he
leaded up the FFA program. He was arrested May
!1, 2007 after he was accused of "inappropriately
ouching" a teenage girl. He was placed on paid leave
Lfter a student came forward in April 2007 with the
irst allegation. Similar reports came later from three
otherr girls. He later resigned.
St6utamire created a playful atmosphere in
lis classroom and was known to slap girls on the
)uttocks, snap the band of their underwear and grab
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Former Blountstown Police
(BPD) Officer Charles Bender,
53, was sentenced earlier this
month to two years' probation
after pleading ho contest to two
counts of battery on a minor,
according to Joe Grammer of
the State Attorney's Office in
Bender was arrested in
October 2007 on charges of
unlawful sexual activity with a
minor and one count of battery.
A plea agreement was reached
afterhis primary accuser indicated
that she would not testify against
him in court, Grammer said.
His sentence requires him to
relinquish his law enforcement
certification and have no contact
with the victims.
Bender was employed as a
police officer in Blountstown for
about 18 months before a Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) investigation found he had
been having a sexual relationship
with a teenage girl over a two-
The investigation began after
- a young girl in the BPD Police
Explorer Program told a teacher of
their breasts, according
o Chief Assistant State
ommy Stoutamire, left,
i court appearance in,
Attorney Joe Grammer. He
said most of the kids didn't
think the actions were out
of the ordinary until two
girls came forward with
allegations that he pulled
them into his office, closed -
the door and put his hand
down their pants.
There were four victims,
according to Grammer,
who said, "All four of them
were willing to testify."
Part of the plea
agreement called for
Stoutamire to write a letter
of apology to the girls. "I
accept responsibility for
my actions and for the hurt-
the actions have caused not
only to these four ladies but
the Sneads community as.
well," he said in the letter.
"I urge all involved to allow
PHODO COUROnY MARK OKINNOR, these girls to attend school
OHO MCKOON COUNTY FLORIDAN .
in peace and understand
they have done nothing
wrong. It is with great regret I move forward with my
life today. I understand and accept the punishment of
the Court and I will work to earn the trust of my family,
friends and loved ones yet again."
Circuit Court Judge Bill Wright declined a request
by Stoutamire's attorney to give him two weeks to
clear up personal matters and- undergo a medical
procedure before beginning his sentence.
He was transferred to the Liberty County Jail on
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HOslDrd-DelOgia VFD Flathead iDurnament in
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DANIOL WILLIAMD PliOOOD
found in van on
S.R. 20 median
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The Florida Highway Patrol is awaiting
autopsy results to determine what caused
the death of a woman who was found in her
vehicle after it ran off the road in Bristol early
Rhonda L. Stanford, 57, of Quincy was
found slumped against the driver's door
window of her 1996 Dodge van around 3:14
a.m. in the median of State Road 20, a quarter
mile from the Calhoun County line. She was
still wearing her seat belt.
The van was traveling east when it went
onto the north shoulder and into the ditch,
according to the FHP report. The vehicle
continued eastbound, weaving from side to
side before coming to final rest in the ditch
Emergency workers at the scene said it
appeared she may have suffered a heart attack
or stroke. FHP homicide inMestigator Cpl,
Patricia Shaw said there was no crash and no
damage to the vehicle.
her involvement with the officer.
After BPD Police Chief Glenn
Kimbrel learned of the allegation,
he turned the case over to the
FDLE. Another young female
victim was identified during their
Kimbrel investigated a prior
complaint from a teenage girl in
2006 which he said at the time
Last year, the police chief said,
"I hired him away from the Dept.
of Corrections. They do thorough
background checks and there were
no indications of any problems in
his work history."
11 l Sheriffs Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Pageant News...5 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...10
7 18122 00900 8 Grants awarded for Calhoun & Liberty parks...9 Page to the Past...11 Obituaries...22 Classifieds...26, 27 & 28
Ex-Blountstown police officer on
probation after 'no contest' plea
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL 'JULY 30, 2008.
Most.of tax refund missing after oll
woman gets 'help' to collect check
When a couple volunteered
to assist Janice Thomas file her
income tax return, she was told,
"Don't worry, we do this all the
But an offer to help Thomas
turned into an opportunity to steal
from her after Antwan Deshun
Miller and his wife, Shelia,
arranged to have the check sent
to his bank account, according to
a report from the Liberty County
Thomas said she was at the
Miller's home on Whitetail Court
in Bristol when they offered to
help get her check from the IRS.
Miller urged her to have the check
sent to his account by direct
deposit. He said he would then
withdraw the money and turn it
over to her.
Sometime later, the Millers
told her the check had arrived and
handed over $1,300 in $20 bills.
Around the same time, Thomas
accompanied the Millers on a trip
and the trio did some shopping.
Their purchases included new air
conditioners and large amounts of
Seeing that the purchases
were made with a bank card,
Thomas became suspicious that
Driver tells deputy 'I guess 1 didn 't
see you because
A man who took his time
stopping after a Liberty County
Sheriff's Deputy drove up behind
him and turned on his emergency
lights and siren had an excuse.
. Once he finally pulled off the road,
he told Deputy Todd Wheetley, "I
guess I didn't see you because
The deputy noticed Michael D.
Ammons' silver Dodge pickup as
he was traveling south on Hwy.
65 South in Hosford at 7:40 p.m.
July 21 because he crossed the
center line three times and went
off the edge of the road four
times, according to the arrest
A passing motorist later told
Man charged witi
A man is facing grand theft
charges after he allegedly stole
a white English Bulldog puppy
from a residence on County Road
120 near the Ochlockonee River.
Chester Daniel Johnson was
arrested after a witness reported
seeing him take the puppy from
the home of Juan Nava around
noon Sunday, according to a
report from the Liberty County
Nava reported the animal
missing after he returned home at
7 p.m. The dog, valued at around
$400, was a 10-year-old child's
pet, according to Deputy Todd
The witness said he saw
Johnson and Christy Sampson
drive up to the residence, where
Johnson got out of his black
Dodge truck, grabbed the little
dog and drove off with it.
The deputy was called back
to' the scene when Johnson and
Sampson returned to Nava's
mobile home around 8 p.m. The
two denied taking the animal.
After advising that a witness
had seen him drive off with the
animal, Johnson was taken into
custody. He later admitted taking
the animal and said Sampson was
When asked about the puppy's-
whereabouts, Johnson said he
the deputy that Ammons and his
passenger rolled up their windows
when he first turned on his patrol
lights to signal them to stop.
After talking with Ammons
and noting the strong odor of an
alcoholic beverage on his breath,
the deputy asked him how much
he had been drinking. The deputy
reported that Ammons replied,
"seven or eight shots of liquor."
Ammons failed a roadside
sobriety test and was taken into
custody and charged with DUI.
Two breath samples taken to
determine his blood alcohol level
resulted in readings of .133 and
.129. The legal limit in Florida
h stealing bulldog
didn't know. He stated that when
he heard the law was looking
for him, he got scared and went
to Leon County and gave the
puppy away to a unknown black
male. "I saw him at the store and
asked him if he wanted the dog,"
the Millers had not given her all
of her tax return.
When she contacted the IRS,
she learned her check was for
When she confronted Miller
about the remaining money in
early June, he asked her to give
him four days to return the money.
When a month passed without her
getting the money, she contacted
the sheriff's office.
The Millers were both arrested
and charged with grand theft
Traffic stop leads
to crack cocaine
arrest in Hosford
AHosford woman was charged
with possession of crack cocaine
after six pieces of the illegal
substance were found during a
traffic stop Sunday night.
According to the arrest report,
a Liberty County deputy pulled
over a green Volkswagon after
noticing it weaving in its lane
while traveling on County Road
65 North around 11:10 p.m.
The driver, identified as Karen
Sanders, told the deputy she was
coming home from Walmart
when he pulled her over. The
deputy thought it odd that there
were no shopping bags in the car
and questioned her, noticing she
was extremely nervous.
During a search of the vehicle
the deputy looked into a pocket.
on the outside of the driver's
purse and pulled out a clear
plastic bag that held six small
pieces of crack cocaine.
Following her arrest, Sanders
stated that she was returning
from the Sawdust Community in
Gadsden County where she paid
$20 for the crack.
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*Ronnie Eugene Taylor, domestic battery.
*Carlton Dea'ne Robinson, FTA.
.*Christopher Lamar Russell, forgery, uttering forged
*Elisa Carol Couch, domestic battery.
*Vicki Lynn.King, battery, trespassing, VOP.
*Daphne Jewel McDonald, manufacture of mari-
juana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
*Justin Edwin Johnson, VOP.
*Kendrick Mondey Davis, battery.
*Tosha Marie Norris, battery (2 counts).
*Richard H. Norris Jr., sex offender restriction viola-
*Gregory Pierce, FTA (times 2).
*Gerald Conrad Miller, VOP (county).
*Bettina Latisha Yarrell, VOCC.
*Charles Eugene Goodwin, failure to register as sex
*Keith Bradley Jones, resisting without violence.
*Timothy Thomas Watford, no valid driver's license
(habitual), no valid driver's license (Gulf Co.).
*Michael D. Ammons, DUI.
*Kennie Dee Alford, VOP (state).
*Elisa Williams Couch, holding for CCSO.
*Vicki Lynn King, holding for CCSO.
*Tosha Marie Norris, holding for CCSO.
*Daphne McDonald, holding for CCSO.
*Antwan Miller, grand theft.
*Sheila Miller, grand theft.
*Lucy Mathews, holding for CCSO.
*Bettina Yarrell, VOCC.
*Darryl Thompson, aggravated battery with deadly
weapon, resisting arrest without violence.
*Chester Daniel Johnson, grand theft.
*Karen Sanders, possession of crack cocaine.
Listingsincludename ollowedbychargeandidentificationofarrestingagency. Thenamesabove represent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
July 21 through July 27, 2008
Citations issued: 7
Accidents.............02 Traffic Citations................14
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....118
Business alarms.....00 Residential alarms..........00
JULY 30, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
Intoxicated man charged
after confronting deputy
An intoxicated man was arrested for resisting an
officer without violence after he became belligerent
with a deputy investigating a possible break-in at a
mobile home on Boggs Cemetery Road early Friday
According to the report from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office, Deputy Bliss Moreau went to Angle
Street in Blountstown to talk with 57-year-old Keith
Bradley Jones about the incident and found him sit-
ting on his couch, drinking a beer.
When the deputy asked Jones if he would come
outside to speak with him, Jones began mumbling
profanity. As he approached the door, he began curs-
ing more loudly. As the two men were walking out-
side, Jones suddenly turned around to face the deputy,
leaving only two or three feet between them.
Moreau asked Jones to calm down and told him
.would not argue with him. As the deputy attempted
to walk past him, Jones extended both arms and put
his hands on the deputy's chest in an attempt to stop
The deputy then told Jones he was under arrest and
told him to put his hands behind his back. He refused
to comply and pulled away when the officer grabbed
his arm. Moreau then put Jones on the ground, hand-
cuffed him and took him into custody.
compiled by Journal Editor
Man arrested for stealing and
forging grandmother's checks
A 24-year-old Calhoun County man was charged with
forgery, tittering a forged instrument and theft after he
allegedly took 25 checks from his grandmother's home
on Fuqua Circle'in Altha.
Arrested was Christopher C. Russell.
According to a deputy's report, the grandmother said
Russell was known to pick her lock to get into her home
when she was away. On July 17, she noticed a towel that
had been moved next to an area where she kept a box of
checks and realized some were missing. She said an-
other grandson happened to be mowing her yard on July
13 and recalled seeing Russell come out of her house
Three checks were cashed but the grandmother was
able to stop payment on the remaining 22, according to.
the arrest report.
VOTE FOR AND ELECT
for Liberty County
Board of County
Commissioners, District 5
I am Curtis "Lee" Fletcher
and I desire to be your county
commissioner and voice for
After graduating from Liber-
ty County High School in 1986,
it was my honor to serve my
country in the United States
Army. Upon completion of my
tour of duty, I worked at North
Florida Lumber Company
while going to college. I later
worked at Computer 101 and
the Department of Transpor-
tation, gaining valuable ex-
perience in my field of study.
For the last ten years, I have
been employed by the Clerk
of Circuit Court in Gadsden
County as the Computer Sys-
tems Administrator and have
gained a great deal of county
experience in that time.
I love my community and I
am committed to helping im-
prove the quality of life for all
citizens of Liberty County. I
have two children, Chris and
Britney and I warit them to be
able to enjoy our county as
much as I did growing up. It
is ingrained in me to do my
part in making this world a
better place. I currently serve
on the Board of Directors for
the Hosford and Telogia Vol-
unteer Fire Department and
the Senior Citizen's Board
of Directors. I volunteer as
a firefighter with the Hosford
and Telogia Volunteer Fire
Department and donate my
time and computer experi-
ence to the Liberty County
I am abreast of the chal-
lenges that face us as a small
county given the economic
environment in which we now
struggle. If you will place your
confidence in me, I will work
tirelessly on your behalf. I will
focus my efforts on the fol-
lowing areas of my vision for
* Provide improvements
maintenance to the roach
* Provide improvements and
maintenance to the public
boat ramps and parks.
* Enhance fire departments
with better equipment, train-
ing and funding.
* Enhance Search and Res-
cue with better equipment,
training and funding.
- Seek new industry to locate
here that will provide higher
paying jobs and generate
more county revenue.
* Expand EMS to have full
time units in Bristol, Hosford
and Sumatra to improve re-
* Provide better infrastructure
such as water and fire hy-
* Provide DOT approved He-
lipads for Emergency Medical
* Seek new programs to pro-
vide guidance to our youth.
Two charged with
violating sex offender
Two registered sex offenders were arrested in Cal-
houn County last week for failing to notify authorities
they had moved.
A sex offender new to the area attempted to register
at the sheriff's office but could not do so after the clerk
on duty learned that he had not notified authorities be-
fore he left Indiana. A short time later, a deputy went
to the Cherokee Motel in Blountstown to take the man
into custody. Sex offenders are required to contact law
enforcement within 48 hours of vacating a permanent
Richard Norris Jr., 27, was arrested July 23 follow-
ing an altercation between family members arguing
about how his status as a sex offender became known in
According to the deputy's report, Norris' wife, sister
and mother became argumentative about who had called
the law. The women later gave statements about their
argument and it was determined that Norris' wife, Tosha,
pushed his sister and struck his mother in the face. Tosha
Norris was arrested and charged with domestic battery.
Following verification that Richard Norris had been
in Calhoun County for 12 days
without properly notifying the
state of Indiana, he was arrested
and taken to jail.
When Charles E. Goodwin,
46, first registered his status with
the Calhoun County Sheriff's Of-
fice in Oct. 2007, he was instruct-
ed to report in again in April of
2008. When he failed to do so,
authorities began checking into
his whereabouts and found that
he had left the area and was be-
lieved to be in Panama City.
His offense originated in
Champaign, IL and authorities
there have his status listed as un-
known after he failed to report
that he was leaving the state.
A warrant was issued for his
and arrest and he was booked into the
Iway Calhoun County Jail on July 25.
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'Family Affair' to be
held on Saturday,
Aug. 2 in B-town
Saturday, Aug. 2 is the day! The
Family Affair will kick-off at 9 a.m.
WCT). We have a grand day planned
for our county's families. Giant slide.
moon walk. pony rides, trains, free food,
drink and of course give-aways from
over 35 agencies, businesses, churches
and organizations. Bags of school
supplies will be available for all grades
Pre-K through 12. The supplies are
appropriate for each grade. All of this
and much more for a small donation of
$1 per child.
It is not too late to request a booth.
The booths are absolutely free! We have
extended our deadline until Thursday.
July 31 at 5 p.m. If ou do not hake
access to a fax or email, please call
Tammy or Katnna at 643-2415 ext. 247
We have more partners to thank
this week. Nlan Sue Neves. Tonmimy
McClellan. Waldorff Ace Hardware and
Kid's Kingdom. Thank -ou for your
generosity! The coalition would also
like to thank the man\ volunteers w\ho
have donated or %\ill donate their time
to this event. Without you, %we could
never do it!
We would also like to again request
that those of you w\ho can \will assist
families in need to come to this e'ent.
No family in Calhoun County should be
left out. The coalition. with the assistance
of our partners \ ill be pro\ iding close to
1.000 bags of supplies for our children
to begin school this year.-
Here are things that you need to
remember. In order to collect your
free school supplies, the children must
be present with an adult. You will be
required to have a paper 'stamnIped' at
each booth. Once your paper is filled
up w ith stamps. \ou w ill go to a central
location. (One paper per adult. $1 per
child that iou request supplies for.
Watch meeting Aug. 4
A Neighborhood C rine \\jtch meeting '
foi Chester St. and s1iirotidin stiects in
HostordJ \ill be held NMonda.\ Aug 4 at
S p.m. at Corinth Baptist Chuich in the
Fello\\ ship Hall Please briny) drinks and
If \ou haxe questions. call Darreyl
Duggar at 379-8-242. Shannon Fowler
at 379-5776 or Randal Peddle at
BIRTHDAY LISTING Just call in the person'5
name and date to be listed on our vLeekl) com-
muniry calendar. There is no charge. Callers
are asked to give their own name and phone
number in case we need to verity a spelling
or double-check the date. We encourage our
readers to compile a lift of their family's and
friends' birthdays, printed clearly and email or
tax them to us at The Journal.
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL
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* AA, 7 p m.. basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
Dance. 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blounistounn
* Autism Support Group, 6 p m W.T Neal Civic Center
9 a.m., W.T Neal
Florida Panhandle Saddle Club Show,
12 p.m,, Sam Atkins Park
Dance. 6 12 p.m.. American Legion Hall in Blountstion
* American Legion Post 272 2 p.m., American Legion Hall in BlouniSownn
* Ladies Auxiliary. 2 p.m American Legion Hail in Blounisiown
* Sons of the American Legion 3 p.m.. American LeQion Hall in Blounisiown
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* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a rn Veterans Mvemorial Park Cvic Civic Center
* Main Street. noon Calhoun Co Chamber oi Cornmer.:e
* Altha Boy Scouts,. .30 p.m Allnna Vo'iunrieer Fir. Deparinmeni
* Liberty County Arts Council. 5 pm Veierari.I, Memorial Park Civic Cenlter
* Altha Park Committee 6 p.m., Aliha TCown H811
* AA. 6 30 p m Liberty Co Couunhouse iwesi side eriran-ce
- Bulldog Club, 7 p m. LCHS field house
- Mossy Pond VFD Auxilary, 12:30 p.m.. Fire House
* Calhoun County Commission, 2 p m, Extension Building
- AA, 6:30 p.m. Liberty Co. Courthouse (wesi side entrance)
* Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge. 7 p.m Masonic Lodge. Blountstown
- Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, 7 p.m.. Apalachee RestauranI
* Brownie Troop 158, 7-8 30 p.m Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
- JROTC Booster Club, 7 p.m.. Liberty County High School
* Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 pm Veierans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Liberty County Commission. 7 p m Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
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* 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
'Seniors in Bloom'
event planned for
Aug. 14 in Bristol
Calling all senior citizens of Libert)
County ages 62-100+ years. It's that
time of year for us to come together for
laughter, entertainment, door prizes and
food. An evening to enjoy seeing our
friends and sharing our blessings with
"Seniors in Bloom" will be held on
Thursday. Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Vet-
erans Memorial Park Civic Center.
If transportation is needed please
contact Senior Citizen Association at
643-5690 the day before the event.
We look forward to seeing you
Day to be held on,
Thursday, Aug. 7
The Liberty County 4-H \will be
holding a Teen Leadership Day Camp
on Thursday., Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park
The camp is for anyone ages 14-18.
as of Sept. 1. There is a fee of $10 and
all registration form must be filled out
completely bI Fnrida, Aug. I
You will learn leadership skills.
ho\\ to become a Camp Counselor for
2009, team building activities, roles of
a club officer, seen steps to becoming
a successful teen and how\ to get ready
for \our first intern lew\.
For more information call Cathia
Schminarie at 643-2229
Meet the candidates
at fish fry in Kinard
The Kinard Volunteer Fire Department
is sponsoring a free fish fish frand political
rall\ Saturday. Aug. 9 at the Kinard
Coimmunitr Center located on Highwal
"3 South in Kinaid.
All state and local candidates are
in cited to attend and meet the local
The rall\ ill stjrt at 3 p.m. and
food %ill be served .t 5 p.m. Candidate
speaking \\ Ill begin at io p.m.
Foi moi1 infonnation contact Do\ Ic
Daniels at 639-5011 or 71s-5218.
That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week,
ensuring plenty of coverage for
your community announcements
and great response for our
Teresa Eubanks...................... Editor
Angela Davis....Production Assistant
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Chipola fee payment deadline is Aug. 4
MARIANNA-Chipola College students who are registered
for Fall 2008 classes must pay their fees by Monday, Aug. 4
at 3 p.m.
All classes for fall term will be dropped if fees are not paid
by this deadline.
Payments can be made at the college Business Office located
in the Student Services Building.
Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholars must pay a $20
processing by Aug. 4.
For information, call 850-718-2220.
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Vote tor and tlect
'k for Liberty County
County Commissioner, District 5
I am Robert Parrish, most
of you know me as Bob and I
am seeking the seat of County
Commissioner for District 5. I
have been married to Paula
Parrish for 25 years and we
have two children, Tristen
and Cameron. I have been
self-employed for the past
25 years and with this back-
ground I have the experience
and knowledge to represent
and serve the citizens of Lib-
erty County. I also have in-
teraction with other agencies
such as Department of Com-
munity Affairs as it relates to
the Comprehensive Plan and
Department of Environmental
Protection and Regulations.
Our forefathers had dreams
and visions that Liberty Coun-
- ty would and could remain the
same. I too have these dreams
and visions that Liberty Coun-
ty can remain the same yet;
4 we can conquer our dreams
by seeking out industries that
are environmentally safe for
our communities. These jobs
are much needed so we can
provide for our families with-
out traveling great distances.
We must also protect our
pristine land, rivers and for-
est so our families can enjoy
this place we all call home.
I am asking for your vote
and support on August 26,
Mission: To treat all citi-
zens equal, fair and with re-
Vision: To provide the citi-
zens of Liberty County with
the services they need so
our families are safe, to bring
environmentally safe jobs to
our community, to protect
our rivers and hunting lands
and last but not least, for ev-
ery citizen to be proud to call
Liberty County home!
S'.i i ... .i i I i d by Robert Parrish, Dremocmt for County Coniiiaasoner, Districi 5,
a proud member of the Miss Plus
America family," exclaimed
Le'Tonya. The Miss Plus America
Pageant system is unlike any other
pageant concept. It celebrates the
inner beauty of each contestant,
as well as recognizing their
commitment to their communities.
Melissa Stamper, Executive
D i. r e c t o r
State of Florida
well. We are
proud of her."
As Ms Florida
plans to continue
to further promote
American Cancer Society/Relay
"I would like to thank all of
my sponsors: My family, Apostle
Geraldine B. Sheard & The Prayer
Chainers' Mission of God, Mrs.
Ruth Attaway, Clerk of Court, Mr.
Darryl Hayes and Family, Hayes
Well Drilling, Ms. Kerri Koni,
Commissioner Willie Grant,
Prowant's, Faith Temple Church
(Sneads), Mr. Godfrey and Sara
Peterson, Pastor Sammy Peterson
and Family, Mr. Dowling Parrish,
Mr. Jeremiah Peterson, Mrs. Mary
Pearson (Jacksonville), The Delta
staff and Security departments
at Tallahassee Regional Airport,
The City of Tallahassee, Florida
Parks and Recreations, and
Ocean Spa and Nails (Ft. Worth,
you none of this
would have been
possible. Last but
not least, I would
like to thank my
have always been
there for me,
helping to make
my outfits, being
my spiritual and
and just there
because you love me. I love you
Le'Tonya added, "I felt honored
to represent the state of Florida
and the city ofBlountstown. This
opportunity has opened up many
doors for me. I hope to hold the
door open for those who follow
Visit the Miss Plus America
Web site at www.missplusamerica.
Locals take part in Wallace Day Pageant
Three local young women are participating in the Wallace Day Pageant
in Dothan, AL this year including:-Jennifer DeVuyst, Miss Calhoun
County; Madison Wester. Miss NPF 2007; and Kayla Yon, Miss
Altha. The girls are shown here with entertainer Shane Owens. The
contestants took part in several activities to kick-off the pageant this
year. Throughout the day, the contestants participated in the written
communication competition, an overview of the pageant handbook
including dates and times for all practices and activities, as well as
rules and attire requirements.
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Willie, dressed in black, strode
onto the stage, picked up has gui-
tar and launched into his signature song, Whiskey.
River. The crowd went nuts. Fans were on their feet,
,singing along, swinging and swaying and dancing
to the music.
Willie sang his way through all the songs for
which he is known. He didn't miniss a one, and the
crowd loved it. He launched into a bluesy version of
Move It On Over with his sister Bobbie at the piano
pounding out the boogie-woogie beat.
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[7S said that he gets angry sometimes
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protest song called something along
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The stage was reset for B. B. King
and his seven-piece blues band. B.
B. is 82 years old and has trouble walking. He was
helped to center stage and acknowledged the roar of
the crowd with hands clasped and head bowed, as
if in prayer.
He sat down, picked up Lucille, his guitar, and
launched into an hour of virtuoso electric guitar
blues. Of all the great blues guitar players like Eric
Clapton, Buddy Guy or Johnny Winter, B. B. has
the most distinct style. One howl from Lucille and
you know that it's B. B. King fingering the frets.
B. B. found his groove, and the crowd, now well-
oiled with more than one Budweiser, shifted into
high gear. Hips were swaying and fannies shaking
as they danced to the music.
At the end of King's set, Willie Nelson came to
center stage with his trademark red bandana around
his forehead and sat down next to King. Willie Nel-
son and B. B. King together is the rarest of treats
for their fans, and the fans thundered their apprecia-
The two music legends sang Night Life, a song
Willie Nelson wrote early in his career. It doesn't
get any better than that. It was a legendary night in
Orange Beach, Alabama.
As I listened to the music, I though about the
stark contrast between-such a pleasant event and
America's dark side, the Iraq War, financial failures
and $4.00 per gallon gas. Every GI in Iraq and Af-
ghanistan would rather be listening to Willie and B.
B. than be doing what they are doing, fighting and
I think that America needs more of Willie Nelson
and B. B. King and less war and strife.
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Troy to offer courses
Troy University, Global
Campus is pleased to announce
that it has taken up permanent
residence at the Chipola College
University Center. Following a
number of years during which
Troy delivered their Master
of Science in Counseling and
Psychology to local cohort
groups, the University opted
to accept an invitation from
Chipola's Dr. Kitty Myers,
Vice President of Instruction
and Baccalaureate Program
Development, to establish a
more formal relationship with
Initially, Troy will continue to
deliver the MSCP Program. Plans
are currently underway to add the
final two years of a Bachelor of
Science in Psychology program
in the very near future. This
should create' a very attractive
opportunity for members of
the local community who have
already completed the first two
years of college or who have
earned their Associate's degree
and are looking for a local
pathway to take their previous
coursework or qualifications to
the next level.
In addition to these traditional
in-class opportunities, the Troy
office will also serve as a local
student support and advising
center for students interested in
enrolling in one of the University's
many undergraduate and graduate
programs offered fully online
through the University's highly
regarded eCampus. Current
program offerings via the virtual
classroom include undergraduate
degrees in Computer Science,
Criminal Justice, Political Science,
Psychology, Social Science and
Sport and Fitness Management.
Fully online graduate programs
are available in Business
Registration deadline Aug. 15
for Chipola paramedic program
MARIANNA-Chipola College will offer a Paramedic training
program this Fall.
Application deadline is Aug. 15. Classes begin Aug. 20.
Applicants must possess a current EMT Basic Certificate and have
successfully completed EMS 1159C, Emergency Medical Technician.
Course descriptions are available at www.chipdla.edu
Due to the unique responsibilities involved in the delivery of health
care services, students seeking admission must meet certain selection
and admission criteria. Applicants with the best qualifications will be
selected for this limited access program. The program also has special
attendance requirements, grading policies, dress codes and fees.
Licensure to practice is dependent upon passing a state licensing
or certification examination. Acceptance may be denied based on
Administration (MBA), Public
Administration, Criminal Justice,
Human Resource Management,
International Relations and
Coordinating activities for
Troy in the 5 county area will
be Amanda Suggs. Mandy is a
native of Jackson County where
she has spent the last eight years
working in various capacities at
Chipola College. Her most recent
role was as a Career Specialist,
working with area middle and
high school students to promote
post-secondary education through
the Federally Funded Educational
Talent Search Program.
Mandy has served on many
committees at both college
and state level to include
President of the Chipola College
Career Employee Association,
Publications Chair of the Florida
Association of Community
Colleges Student Development
Board, and Hospitality Co-Chair
of the FCCAA State Basketball
Her education includes the
current pursuit of a Master's
in Counseling and Psychology
from Troy University; Bachelor's
degree in Social Work from the
University of West Florida; and
Associate degree from Chipola
The Jackson County Chamber
of Commerce will host an official ,
ribbon cutting ceremony for Troy
University Marianna on August
7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Continuing
Education Conference Center on
the Chipola College Campus.
An Open House will follow the
ceremony to allow the community
to meet Troy staff.
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Contact Bill Stoutamire
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for Superintendent of Schools
LIBERTY COUNTY A LEARNING COMMUNITY
I am running for the office of Superintendent
of Schools and need your vote.
28 years in the Liberty County School
Master's Degree in Educational
Doctoral Degree in Social Science
12 years as a teacher.
18 years as Director of Instruction for
One of my children is a student and
another is a teacher at LCHS.
Finding new programs to meet the
needs of all students.
Expanding educational opportunities
for our community.
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JULY 30, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 2
Hosford Telogia Game Room
Bell Time 8 p.m. (ET)
Tickets: All tickets $10
Come out and see the return of GAWF Tag
Team Champions, The Hotbodies, GAWF
r Heavyweight Champ Steve Goins, Michael
Patrick Cameron Thomas and many more!
Aug. 16 Benefit Cookout Music and
wrestling for Donnie Conyers for Sheriff.
NO ALCOHOL OR PROFANITY Call (850) 379-8410 or (850) 694-5242
Politi aladvertisement paid for and approved by Donnie Conyers, Democrat for Sheriff
Buy, sell & trade in The Journal
$542,000 to Calhoun County
parks, $136,00 to Liberty park
Under the leadership of
Governor Charlie Crist and
the Florida Legislature, the
2008-2009 budget includes $24
million to expand and improve
local parks statewide.
The Florida Department of
(DEP) Florida Recreation
Program (FRDAP) will grant
Calhoun County more than
$542,000 todevelop and enhance
Please vote for & re-elect
NO AMOUNT OF EDUCATION CAN PREPARE YOU
OR TAKE THE PLACE OF THE EXPERIENCE YOU RE-
CEIVE FROM WORKING IN THE OFFICE. .'
I have many years of experience working in the office
and in the collection of the tax roll, AND WITH THIS EXPE-
RIENCE CAN ASSURE THE ACCURACY OF EACH PAYMENT TO THE CORRECT
ACCOUNT OF EACH LAND OWNER OF CALHOUN COUNTY. I HAVE SUPER-
VISED THE PROPERTY TAX DEPARTMENT SINCE 1994. WITH NO ERRORS OR
DISCREPANCIES IN THE COLLECTING. DISBURSING AND BALANCING OF THE
TAX ROLL IN 14 YEARS.
The Tax Collector is a financial manager that has a tremendous RESPONSIBILITY
TO THE PUBLIC, TO THE COUNTY AND TO EACH STATE AGENCY.
The revenue we collect for the STATE DOES NOT REMAIN IN THE COUNTY.
We only keep a small service fee for each transaction completed in tags/titles, boats/
titles, hunt/fish, sales tax and DRIVER LICENSE.
THE REVENUE COLLECTED FOR THE TAX ROLL EACH YEAR DOES REMAIN
IN THE COUNTY. THIS MONEY IS DIVIDED BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, SCHOOL, CITY AND NWFWM. "WITHOUT THIS MONEY THE
COUNTY WOULD NOT OPERATE AND COULD NOT PROVIDE THE SERVICES
I have proven to be a GOOD STEWARD OF THE TAX PAYERS DOLLARS. Ac-
curately collecting and disbursing revenue to the STATE AGENCIES AND TAXING
AUTHORITIES. THIS MONEY IS ACCOUNTED FOR DAILY. REPORTS PRINTED
AND DEPOSITS BALANCED TO THE PENNY AT THE END OF THE DAY. WE ARE
AUDITED YEARLY BY THE STATE OF FLORIDAAND THE COUNTY AUDITOR.
I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE
TAX ROLL TO WORK WITH THE PROPERTY APPRAISERS OFFICE EFFICIENT-
LY CORRECTING ADJUSTMENTS AND APPLYING THE NEW TAX LAWS THAT
WILL AFFECT YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL AND THE COLLECTION OF THE TAX
ROLL. I ask that you consider my experience working in the office and dedication
to the office and RE-ELECT DORIS BURKETT TAX COLLECTOR FOR CALHOUN
I was born in the Carr Community
to Alvie and Velma Ham Newsome.
Married to Greg Burkett for 41
Member of Christian Home Church
for 28 years.
Graduated Blountstown High School 1965
Numerous training workshops related to
Tax Collector duties and responsibilities and
computer software updates.
Re-certification classes each year by the
Florida Department of Revenue to be a Certi-
fied Florida Collector.
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community parks, providing
outdoor recreation opportunities
and improving public access to
Florida's natural resources.
"Outdoor recreation areas
and facilities are a vital part
of Florida's economy, drawing
both Floridians and visitors to
experience the state's natural
resources," said DEP Secretary
Michael W. Sole. "With the
support of Governor Crist and
the Florida Legislature, FRDAP
funding allows Florida cities and
counties to develop and enhance
local parks while uniting
their communities through
PROJECTS FUNDED IN
THIS YEAR'S BUDGET
Town of Altha, Park
Improvements, Phase III The
funds will be used for new picnic
facilities, bike and walking
trails,. exercise stations and a
Calhoun County, SamAtkins
Park, Phase III The money will
be used for a new playground,
restroom/concession stand and
Calhoun County, Sam
Atkins Park, Phase IV The
funds will be used for a new
football/soccer field and picnic
pavilion and to renovate the
City of Blountstown, Trail
Improvements The money will
be used for a new playground
and restroom, as well as to
renovate the picnic facility and
PROJECTS FUNDED IN
THIS YEAR'S BUDGET
Liberty County, Hosford/
Telogia Sports Complex The
money will be used for a new
baseball field, tricycle/bike trail,
football field, picnic facilities,
parking and landscaping.
"Reserving space and funds
for recreation is essential to
the healthy growth of Florida's
communities and citizens,"
said DEP's Florida Division of
Recreation and Parks Director
Mike Bullock. "The FRDAP
program continues to facilitate
city and county park growth
and enhancement, strengthening
families and the protection of
Florida's natural resources."
"Reserving space and funds
for recreation is essential to
the healthy growth of Florida's
communities and citizens,"
said DEP's Florida Division of
Recreation and Parks Director
Mike Bullock. "The FRDAP
program continues to facilitate
city and county park growth
and enhancement, strengthening
families and the protection of
Florida's natural resources."
Administered by DEP, the
Florida Recreatioin Development
Assistance Program (FRDAP)
is a competitive grant program,
providing funds to local
communities for public outdoor
recreation. Over the last decade,
Florida has invested more than
$250 million to improve local
park facilities through this
grant program, funding more
than 2,000 projects statewide.
Enhancements to local parks
include improvements and
renovations to playground and
picnic facilities such as pavilions,
tables and benches, ball fields,
tennis and basketball courts,
concession areas, lighting,
fencing, restroom and shower
facilities, parking areas, trails,
grounds and landscaping, beach
docks, piers and boardwalks.
For a list of funded projects
and information about applying
for a FRDAP grant, yisit http://
www. dep.state.fl. us/parks/
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The family of Dyann M. Pitts
would like to takethis opportunity
to say a special thank you for
each act of kindness shown
in our time of need. Whether
a telephone call,' a visit, food
brought to the family, flowers,
donations or prayers given on
our behalf, we appreciate your
generosity. You have been a
blessing. We serve an Awesome
God, and we also have awesome
friends in our.community..
The David Pitts Family
A heartfelt thank you to
everyone who prayed with us
and for Pat during his sudden
illness and passing. We thank all
his friends and ours throughout
our beloved Liberty County who
were there with food or calls of
support. Pat lived here for about
six years and felt he had found
Our family would like to
Fellowship & Events
CHURCH Corinth Baptist
Church will be hosting its first
annual Ice Cream Churn-Off
on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 4 to
All contestants need to have
their ice cream ready by 4 p.m..
Entries are free. They will be
judged on most original, best
tasting and best low-calorie ice
creams. Homemade ice cream
Other bake sale items and
drinks will be available as well.
It will be all-you-can-eat ice
cream for a $5 donation. This is
a fundraiser for our new Worship
Call Pastor Michael Murray at
447-4115 for any questions.
Corinth Baptist Church is
located in Hosford, just off State
METHODIST CHURCH -
The Sycamore United Methodist
Church, located at 3246 Sycamore
Road in Quincy, will be holding
a back-to-school neighborhood
open house and everyone is
The event will be Sunday, Aug.
10 starting around 1 p.m., right
after church services.
It is free to all young and old,
so come join us for food, games,
fun and fellowship.
CHURCHWILL The Pirates
Who Don't Do Anything VBS is
kicking off Sunday night Aug.
thank Mr. and Mrs. Jon Plummer
for being such wonderful
friends to Pat, and to the staff
of Bountstown Drugs for their
help and love. Also, to the staff
of Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
who took excellent care of him
during his stay. Thanks to the
Hosford LDS Relief Society who
brought meals each day. Miss
Pam at Silk Petals, we thank
you for all your help and for the
perfect floral arrangements. To
William Frost who was there for
Pat and.us, we will always be
grateful. Thank you Mr. Robert
Hill, having Pat's services at
the Weslyan Methodist Church
in Hosford meant so much to
us. The historical restoration is
beautiful and done with love.
The family of Capt. Pat Osteen
We would like to express
our heartfelt gratitude to all the
friends, family, and neighbors for
3 at 6 p.m. at Bristol Christian
VBS will run from Aug. 4-8,
from 6 8:30 p.m., all K-5th
grades are invited to attend.
METHODIST CHURCH -
Grace United Methodist Church
in Hosford is hosting a fun
evening on Saturday, Aug. 9,
from 5-7 p.m., for children in the
- Celebrating our summer VBS,
Sunday School kickoff, and the
return to school, we will have
games, food and a school supply
giveaway, for those attending.
The signup for the LATCH
program will be held at the same
time and place.
For further information, call
Hilary Peddie at 379-8412 or
Becky Brown at 379-8456.
PRAYER BAND The
Liberty Community Prayer Band
will hold prayer service Thursday,
July 31 at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at the
home of Sister Ella M. Howard.
Everyone is cordially invited
to attend. For more information,
the food, flowers, cards, phone
calls and special prayers during
our difficult time. Your love and
support was truly appreciated.
We'd like to send a special thank
you to Dennis Tanton, Shelton
Kindig, John Broom and to
Hall funeral home for a job well
done. Thank you and God bless
The Sloan Family
I would like to thank Torreya
Garden Club for choosing the
Davis' family. When Ms. Mary
Alice arrived, I thought she was
someone visiting me, due to
sickness. She was. God sent her to
cheer us up. I looked and saw her
pull the Yard of the Month sign.
I smiled. It made my day. Thank
God for you and the members,
because its encouraging. My
husband wants to do more to the
Nathaniel Bren Davis
Couple to speak at church about
earthquake experience in China
Jenny Yoder Graber and her husband, Chad, will be at Red Oak
Mennonite Church Sunday night to share their experiences following
a devastating earthquake that happened near the end of their three-year
stay in China.
Their talk will begin at
6:30 p.m. at the church,
which is located on Hwy,
of' e275 North.
SWhile waiting for help
and making temporary
i. arrangements for shelter,
Jenny kept a journal
b n' documenting what was
happening with her family
S and those around them
after thousands died in
the May 12 disaster near
Wenchuan. Jenny shared
her detailed commentary
on the events during and
after the earthquake in the
June 18 and June 25 issues
of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal.
Jenny, her husband and their son, Matthew, who is two and a half,
escaped without injury but were among many who had to resort to
building their own makeshift tents to live in after their apartment
building was destroyed.
The Grabers are currently in Calhoun County visiting Jenny's
parents, Ben and Carol Yoder.
A NEW voice for OUR children! I
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Church co-ed softball
The Liberty County Recreation
Departments Church Co-Ed Slow
Pitch Softball League began
Tuesday night, July 22 with eight
Standings after the first week are
as follows: Bristol Church of God
(2,0); Blountstown AME (1,0);
Bristol Christian Church (1,0);
Bristol Community Churches
(1,1); Bristol First Baptist 1,1;
LDS (1,1); Corinth Baptist (0,2);
Pentecostal Holiness (0,2).
THURSDAY, JULY 31
Field 1 7 p.m., LDS vs.
Community Churches; 8:15 p.m.,
LDS vs. Pentecostal Holiness
Field 3 7 p.m., First Baptist vs.
TUESDAY, AUG. 5
Field 1 7 p.m., First Baptist vs.
Corinth Baptist; 8:15 p.m., Church of
God vs. Blountstown AME
Field 3 7 p.m., LDS vs.
Bristol Christian Church; 8:15 p.m.
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"The fear of the Lord is the begin-
ning of knowledge (NIV)..." What
is the fear of the Lord? Abraham
feared God and when God spoke,
Abraham stretched upon the
ground. Moses saw God in the
burning bush and hid his face in
fear. Isaiah saw his vision from
God and cried, "Woe is me!" Job
had an encounter with God and
said, "...but now my eyes have
seen you. Therefore I despise my-
self and repent in dust and ashes."
The apostle Peter feared the Lord
and when he heard his voice, he
...fell facedown to the ground, ter-
A.W. Tozer says that to fear the
Lord is have the, "...conception of
God as awesome and dreadful...
This fear of God was more than a
natural apprehension of danger; it
was a non-rational dread, an acute
feeling of personal insufficiency in
the presence of God Almighty."
A healthy respect and fear of
God is what drives us to our knees
in repentance when we first real-
ize that we are sinners doomed
to die an eternal death in Hell. A
healthy respect and fear of God is
what prods us to confess our sins
and cry out to God for forgiveness.
A healthy respect and fear of God
is what motivates us to throw our-
selves at the mercy of our Savior,
Jesus Christ, and trust Him to for-
give us of our sins.
Only then can the Holy Spirit
enter our hearts and begin to open
our eyes to God's truth. Spiritual
things are spiritually discerned.
God's truth cannot be discerned
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once we have the knowledge of
truth, we can begin to apply it to our
lives so that knowledge can ripen
into wisdom. It is the wise who fear
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Remembering Wade Hampton Stoutamire
by Deborah (Jean) Stoutamire Ris
Danial Stoutamire was born in Orange County,
South Carolina in 1818, of Swiss/German heritage.
As a young man, he moved south settling on the
Ochlocknee River in Liberty County in 1852.
Elizabeth C. Gardner, whose family immigrated
from Scotland in the 1700s, was born in South
Carolina in 1838 and moved with her family to
Florida in 1852. The Gardners, with the exception
of Elizabeth, later moved on to Texas. She married
Danial Stoutamire in 1857. They had eight children
(three daughters and five sons): Dee Mordecai,
J.D., William David, Hadassah (Bradwell), Carrie
Missouri (Hosford), Daniel Thomas Monroe and
Wade Hampton. The first born (a daughter) lived
only four years. The remaining children lived long
and productive lives.
As each child reached maturity, he or she was
given land, livestock and supplies for a year. The
three eldest sons of Danial and Elizabeth were
given land in Leon County and settled there. The
remaining children received land in what is now
called the Blue Creek area of Liberty County.
As was the custom in those days, the youngest
child, Wade Hampton (fty father), was given the
original homestead with the family log cabin. In
1910, he built his family home in the front of the
original homestead. This house is one of the three
original homes still standing today. Three of the
original homes built by Danial's children were
destroyed by fire which was a rather frequent
occurrence in those days.
Wade Hampton married Florence B. Strickland on May
10, 1902. They had seven children together: Ethel Marie
(Suber), Samual Ira, Bernice Nightingale (never married),
Lois Earlene (Kramer), Malcom Lloyd, Ralph Randolph
and James Taylor. After Florence's death, he then married
Nancy Elizabeth ("Bessie") Heddick on May 4, 1929. They
had two children together: Deborah Eugenia (Jean Ris)
and J.C. Davis. Three of his children served in the military
during World War II: Randolph (Army), J.T. (Navy) and
Lois (Army Nurse.)
Hamp, as he was known to friends and family, was an
avid reader, especially of farm papers. He was eager to
try new things, always wanting to improve the farm and
his home. He built a windmill for running water, the first
dipping vat for cattle in Liberty County and bought the first
registered Aberdeen-Angus bull which was shipped by train
to Hosford. He had a large engine used to grind cane and
crush corn for his animals, and a generator which supplied an
electric lighting system. The electric lights failed sometime
during the late 1920s or early 1930s. The Rural Electric
Administration (REA) finally brought electricity to the Blue
Creek area in 1947.
Our father was also a conservationist. He believed in
taking care of the environment. When he went fishing, he
always came home with no more than the legal limit. The
same was true with deer, squirrel and turkey hunting.
Each year since 1949, the descendants of Danial and
Elizabeth. Stoutamire gather for a family reunion in June.
In 2000, the Fifth Edition of the Stoutamire Family History
was published. It is now a 178 page document.
It truly amazes me that my grandfather was born over one
hundred years before I was born and I am not the youngest
JULY 30, WEDNESDAY -- El-
vis Presley made his debut per-
formance at the Overton Park
Shell, Memphis, Tennessee,
1954. Health is not valued till
JULY 31, THURSDAY -- St.
Ignatius of Loyola. Actor Dean
Cain born, 1966. The ashes of
astrogeologist Eugene Shoe-
maker were deposited on the
AUG. 1, FRIDAY -- Lammas
Day. New Moon. Eclipse of the
Sun. A 16-inch snow cover re-
mained at 5,550 feet on Mount
Rainier, Washington, 1954.
AUG. 2, SATURDAY -- In
San Francisco, California, An-
drew Smith Hallidie successfully
tested the world's first cable car,
1873. Inventor Alexander Gra-
ham Bell died, 1922.
This is one in a series offeatures submitted for a history and heritage book on Liberty County. Journal readers are invited to submit their oum
family photos, histories and remembrances for the book by contacting Family Chairperson Vance Bateman or Topical Chairperson 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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Elyssah Kayla Harvell turned
two on July 17, with a Winnie
the Pooh party, as her mother
turned 37. She is the daughter
of Joanna and Bubba Harvell
of Bristol. Her grandparents
are Louise Tipton of Bristol,
Rudy Maguder of Bristol,
Floyd Harvell, Sr. of Havana
and Patricia Marshall of
Steinhatchee. She has a
big brother, Mikey, 17 and
a sister Crystal, 5. Elyssah
enjoys playing with her sister
and trying to do everything
she does and being outside.
Joanna also loves animals,
especially her cats. She
enjoys going to church and
spending time with all of her
family. She has one brother,
Brayden Grant will be
celebrating his 2nd birthday
on August 4. He is the son of
Jessica Gates and Ishmeal
Grant. Brayden enjoys
watching Barney and playing
with his hamsters, Ralph and
Delayna Morgan Dalton
celebrated her 9th birthday on
July 27. She is the daughter
of Chad Dalton of Bristol and
Janie Dalton and Kris Bailey
of Bristol. Her grandparents
are Joyce and David Hardwick
of Bristol and Massey and
Edwinna Dalton of Bristol.
Her great-grandparents are
Deloyce and the late Lewis
Fenn of Orange. Delayna
enjoys riding the four wheeler
at her daddy's, video games,
drawing with Kris and playing
with Blake and Tana.
AUBREY KAY SMITH
Aubrey Kay Smith celebrated
her 4th birthday on July 25
with a Dora the Explorer party
at Pizza-Hut along with. her
family and friends. She is
the daughter of Shiri Smith
and Travis Smith. She is the
little sister of Blake, Audrey,
Desiree and Shayla. Aubrey
Kay enjoys dancing, singing,
reading, being on the river and
going to the beach.
her 2nd birthday on July 29.
She is the daughter of Jon
and Stacey Creamer of Bristol.
Her grandparents are Everett
and the late Faye Matthews
of Tallahassee and Jimmy
and Carolyn Creamer of
Eastpoint. Savannah enjoys
swimming, playing with her
friends and spending time with
Alexis Tapp is celebrating
her 9th birthday on July
31. She is the daughter
of Marshall and Sabrina
Tapp of Blountstown. Her
grandparents are Charles
and Bonita Grantham of
Blountstown, Tim and Tammy
Tapp of Fort Walton Beach
and Donna Manning ofAltha.
Alexis enjoys watching
and listening to Hannah
Montana, swimming in the
pool with her sister Aleisha
and listening to the Red Hot
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Kuylee celebrated his 1st birth-
day Saturday with a Circus party.
He had lots of friends and fam-
ily there to help him celebrate.
Kuylee likes, playing in the water,
riding his 4-wheeler and playing
with his cousins and toys. He is
the son of his very proud parents,
Kenny and Katie Stephens of
Quincy, the grandson of the late
Curtis and Joyce Pugh of Telogia
and Cuy and Beverly Stephens of
Love Mommy and Dad
from the Liberty County
School Superintent's Office
The Liberty County School
Board is excited to announce its
acquisition of the Florida 21st
Century Community Learning
Center Grant funded through the
.Florida Department of Education.
$424,396 was awarded for first year
alone. This is a five year, annually
renewed, grant that will be used to
fund several programs to further
improve both the academics and
well being of the children and
citizens of Liberty County. The
project will consist of three core
A Before and After School
Outreach Program will provide
assistance in reading/language
arts, math, science, health,
fitness, and enrichment activities
through tutoring and/orhomework
assistance. The program will be
available at each school and two
satellite locations; Grace United
Methodist Church in Telogia,
and the Early Learning Center
in Bristol. This program will
allow the district to offer services
that have advantages over other
tutoring or outreach programs, as it
will easily allow the involvement
of a child's classroom teacher
whose background knowledge,
assessments and diagnosis are
invaluable. In fact, certified
teachers within our district will
serve in the Before and After
School Outreach Program.
Another major component of
this program will be a Family
Health and Fitness Initiative that
will aim to promote academic,
physical, social and mental well-
being of the entire family through
family interaction, workshops and-
mini-conferences. This program is
designed to meet the goals of the
Healthy People 2010 initiative
in an effort to increase quality
and years of healthy life and
eliminate health disparities. For
more information on this initiative
A third and equally important
component of this program is
the Summer Day Camp which
will supplement the existing
educational opportunities in the
district along with fitness and
enrichment for targeted students.
This will be a full day program
that begins at 8 and ends at 4
with transportation provided to
all three school sites. The camp
1) Keep the office open Monday -
Friday from 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
2) Every Saturday from 8 a.m. 12
3) Work diligently with the Board of
County Commissioners to ensure we
obtain the equipment necessary to
issue and test for Driver Licenses.
Other than the cost of the equip-
ment, this service will be provided at
no additional cost to the citizens of
Liberty County, as I am trained and
qualified to administer tests and is-
sue driver licenses.
4) If elected you may call me and I
will stay after hours or return at a lat-
er time to accommodate your needs,
or I will personally deliver the service to your home or business al
no additional cost to the citizens of Liberty County.
For a very long time, the Tax Collector's Office has been opened
Monday Friday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Last week there was a sign posted
on the door stating that their new hours would now be 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
If you elect me there will be no.need to post new office hours, as
regular office hours will be 8 a.m. 5'p.m. Monday Friday and every
Saturday 8 a.m. 12 noon. Since day one, I have stood firm on this
promise. I have never wavered, and I never will.
I promised you, from day one that if I am elected, I will give the ser-
vices of this office back to you, the people of Liberty County and will run
it more efficiently and effectively to return the level of customer service
that you deserve.
For anyone to out work me or serve you, the citizens of Liberty
County any better, they will have to take up residence in the courthouse.
Please give me the chance to prove myself. Your vote and sup-
port will be greatly appreciated.
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will encompass a project/theme
based learning environment that
will build upon the skills arid
standards covered in the Liberty
While the Liberty County
School District prides itself on
its community involvement
and dedication to student
achievement, this effort is too
ambitious to accomplish without
the gracious involvement of local
business partners. The following
organizations and businesses have
pledged various contributions such
as funding, facilities, enrichment,'
materials, training and utilities:
Liberty CountyArts Council, Grace
United Methodist Church, Liberty
County Sheriff's Department,
Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners, Liberty County
Health Department, Liberty
County Recreation Department,
Boy & Girl Scouts of America,
Liberty County Extension Office,
Georgia Pacific, Superior Bank,
Wakulla Bank, Even Start, and the
Early Learning Center.
We would like to express our
great enthusiasm toward this
project. We feel that it will have
a great impact on the Liberty
County community and would
like to recognize the resilient
effort by Dr. Sue Summers and her
secretary, Dana Burns, in securing
the funding for this program.
Kimbrel, Hayes to exchange vows
Glenn and Cathy Kimbrel are pleased to announce the engagement
of their daughter, Katherine Leigh, to Millard Brooks Hayes II, son
of Burke and Eva Hayes, all ofBlountstown.
Katie is the granddaughter of Miles and Peck Eldridge, the late
Midge Eldridge and Essie Kimbrel and the late Tom Kimbrel, all of
Brooks is the grandson of the late Brooks and Nan Hayes and the
late Lynn and Mary Carpenter, all of Blountstown.
Katie is a graduate of Florida High School in Tallahassee and is
currently enrolled at Florida State University College of Nursing.
Brooks is a graduate of Blountstown High School. He received a
Bachelor's degree in Building Construction from the University of
Florida. He is currently employed with Peter Brown Construction
Company in Tallahassee.
The couple will exchange vows December 20, 2008 at the
Blountstown United Methodist Church.
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
Liberty Co. School District secures 21st Century grant
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on Florida's wildlife
and climate change
Florida's wildlife stands at the forefront of the battle against the
effects of climate change. But they don't stand alone. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and other state
and federal agencies and environmental groups are bracing to fight
for their protection, management and adaptation.
Florida's Wildlife: On the Frontline of Climate Change, a summit
hosted by.the FWC, will highlight the challenges facing wildlife
managers, governments, industry leaders and the public in the next
50 years in the struggle with climate change. On Aug. 20-22, experts
from the FWC and other state and federal agencies will converge in
Orlando at the Rosen PLAZA to discuss the predicted consequences
of climate change on wildlife, while seeking answers on how to
manage and conserve Florida's wildlife and habitats wisely.
"This summit has global significance, because the effects of
climate change on places like Florida and Alaska will be a prelude to
what's going to happen elsewhere in the world," said FWC Chairman
One of the keynote speakers, Dr. Jean Brennan, a climate
change scientist with Defenders of Wildlife, was a member of
the U.S. Delegation at international negotiations under the U.N.
Framework Convention on Climate Change. She also served on the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and shares the
Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 for her contribution to (IPCC). Brennan
acknowledges that Florida's wildlife and habitats are in a sensitive
position when it comes to the effects of climate change.
"Florida is extremely vulnerable with its low elevation," Brennan
said. "And it's the hardest hit with extreme weather such as hurricanes.
The Arctic is seeing greater temperature changes, but the biological
diversity of plants and animals in Florida forces the question: What
are you losing?"
The summit will feature presentations and workshops to stimulate
discussion and offer solutions to the complexities of a state growing
rapidly in an environment changing just as quickly.
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, Dr. Virginia R. Van Sickle-Burkett from
the United States Geological Survey (USGS) will present reports
from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Dr. Thomas
Crisman, from the University of South Florida, will present a report
on the anticipated changes in.Florida because of climate change. Dr.
Thomas Eason will present the FWC's report on Florida's wildlife
and its changing habitats.
A panel discussion in the afternoon will feature specific species
on the frontline of climate change, including marine, terrestrial and
exotic species. The future of agriculture also %k ill be on the agenda.
The first day will conclude with a panel discussion on habitat
and species management, outdoor recreation, inlit ti\es front the
conservation community, legislative progress and communication
strategies for public awareness.
Thursday's session will open
about management issues of
wildlife and habitat in a changing
Concurrent workshops, led
by FWC's top scientists, will
focus on marine and inland
ecosystems, hunting and fishing,
native wildlife and habitats,
invasive organisms and natural-
resource management and land-
The event will continue on
Friday morning with reports
from the workshop facilitators.
FWC Executive Director Ken
Haddad will present the agency's
directive for Florida's wildlife to.
conclude the three-day summit.
The early registration fee,
prior to Aug. 4, is $175, which
includes two breakfasts, two
lunches and a reception. After
Aug. 4, the fee-is $195. The
registration form may be found
at www.ces.fau.edu/hoc/ or by
contacting Doreen DiCarlo at the
Center for Environmental Studies
at Florida Atlantic University,
with Brennan, \\ ho \ill speak
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I Calhoun County School Board District 1
For decades families have built, bought or rented a home close to Altha, Blountstown,
and Carr schools so that their children could walk, ride a bike, or be dropped off at school
for classes or extracurricular activities.
I would never vote to build a consolidated high school located 8 miles from Blount-
stown and 5 miles from Altha that would place another financial burden on parents and
I would not vote to build a new school in an area where there was no infrastructure and
only served by a narrow, two lane secondary county road.
I would never consider buying land for a new school without asking the price of each
parcel before evaluating the land.
I would never raise taxes on the citizens of Calhoun County without first conducting a
straw poll to determine their wishes.
The 5 school board seats should be representatives for the 5 districts rather than the
wants of the 5 individuals holding office. If elected, I will represent the people of District 1
and make decisions based on what is best for every child in the county.
In these very tough economic times, we need to keep our schools in the population
centers where they are presently located and work to improve opportunities for students
instead of cutting the opportunities in half.
I need your vote to help our children, schools, and taxpayers.
I have the Experience, Leadership, Dedication, Passion, 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 Cell: 899-6472.
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shing capital of the world
By: Bob Wattendorf, Florida Fish and
'Wildlife Conservation Commission
With great natural resources
and the efforts of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
ams Commission (FWC) and
responsible anglers, Florida is
home to some of the highest
UN quality, most diverse fishing in
the world. The results are like
a well-chummed fishing hole,
attracting anglers who vote
for their favorite fisheries with
their best cast and hard-earned
cash. It has also earned Florida
the title of "Fishing Capital of
The latest national statistics
showed Florida has 2.8 million
resident anglers, while annually
attracting 885,000 tourists
who fish here. As a result,
Florida's economy benefits by
a whopping billion dollars in
direct sales. And even though
Texas has more inlandwater area
(5,056 square miles vs. 4,672
for Florida) and people (22.9
million vs. 17.7 million from
the 2006 Census data), Florida
has more resident anglers and
more than four times as many
tourist anglers (885,000) than
With summer vacations in full
swing (or cast, as the case may
be), and gas prices restricting
travel, we will likely see more
anglers from neighboring states
and those along the I-10 and
1-95 corridors coming to wet
a line in our prolific waters.
Moreover, more Floridians
are likely to stay within the
state borders to conserve
fuel and. avoid nonresident
fishing license fees. A resident
freshwater or saltwater license
only costs $17 and is valid for
365 days from date ofpurchase.
Since the average number of
fishing trips per angler in 2006
was 17.2 days, with many
fishing trips lasting four or
more hours, fishing remains an
exceptional recreational value,
even without catching dinner
and bringing it home.
Florida earned the title
"Fishing Capital of the World"
by coupling its great resources
with responsible management
of those resources by the FWC..
Anglers will be coming in
abundance to test their skills,
and we hope to get them to
try out some new fishing
opportunities. By targeting a
wide variety of species and
spreading anglers out across
the state rather than over-
fishing historically publicized
locations, we can lessen the
strain on any specific fishery
and help promote sustainable
ite You can help keep Florida
Sthefishing capitalby following
sound conservation practices
and encouraging others to
do so as well. It takes only
Lobster seasons about to begin
Recreational and commercial harvest seasons for spiny lobster in
Florida are set to reopen soon. The special two-day spiny lobster
sport season comes first, on July 30 and 31 this year, followed by
the regular lobster season, which begins on Aug. 6 and extends
through March 31.
The special two-day sport season occurs on the last consecutive
Wednesday and Thursday in July each year to let recreational
fishermen collect spiny lobsters before commercial lobster traps
are placed in the water. Commercial fishermen can begin putting
their traps in the water on Aug. 1, and recreational and commercial
fishermen can harvest spiny lobsters starting on Aug. 6.
Spiny lobsters must have a carapace length greater than 3
inches to be taken during the open seasons, and you must possess
a measuring device and measure all lobsters in the water. You
also must have a recreational saltwater fishing license and a spiny
lobster permit to harvest spiny lobsters, unless you are exempt
from the recreational license requirements.
During the two-day spiny lobster sport season, you're allowed
to take up to six lobsters per person daily in Monroe County and
Biscayne National Park waters and 12 lobsters per person daily
in other Florida waters. You may possess no more than the daily
bag limit of lobsters when you're on the water.
When you're off the water, you may possess the daily bag limit
on the first day and double the daily bag limit on the second day.
Possession limits are enforced on and off the water during the
two-day sport season.
Night-diving for spiny lobsters during the two-day sport season
is not allowed in Monroe County, and all harvest of lobsters is
prohibited in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park during the
Lobster harvest is also prohibited at all times in Everglades
National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, Biscayne Bay/Card
Sound Spiny Lobster Sanctuary, certain areas in Pennekamp
Park, and no-take areas in the FloridaKeys National Marine
During the Aug. 6 through March 31 regular season, the daily
recreational bag and on-the-water possession limit is six spiny
lobsters per person.
More information on recreational spiny lobster fishing, including
how to measure lobsters, is available online. You also can
download a brochure about lobster fishing in Monroe County, and
get online information about recreational saltwater fishing licenses
and permits and commercial lobster fishing.
News from The
a small effort to make a big
difference, by following a few
Promote, through personal
example, ethical behavior in the
use of aquatic resources.
Value and respect the
aquatic environment and all
Avoid spilling and never
dump pollutants, such as gas
Keep fishing sites litter-
free. Dispose of trash, including
worn lines, leaders and hooks,
in appropriate containers, and
recycle when possible.
Purchase and keep current
your fishing license. If you
are exempt, you may still
purchase a license as .an easy
way to contribute directly to
measures to prevent spread of
exotic plants arid animals.
Learn and obey angling and
Treat other anglers, boaters .
and property owners with
courtesy and respect, and never
trespass on private lands or
Keep no more fish.than
needed for consumption, and
never wastefully discard fish.
*Carefully handle and release
alive all fish that are unwanted
or, prohibited by regulation.
Use tackle and techniques that
minimize harm to fish when
Our Web site (MyFWC.com)
and publications, along with
workwe do with theRecreational
(TakeMeFishing.org) and VISIT
provide additional information
to help anglers locate' new
areas and learn to fish ethically
for a variety ofspecies.
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Camp for young burn victims held in Liberty County
Approximately 50 young burn victims enjoyed a
weeklong camp in Liberty County designed to
"help them heal from the inside," according to
the motto of Camp Amigo. Volunteer Stephanie
Carlton said the camp helps injured children "have
fun and be kids again." The program was held at
the Woodman of the World Camp July 14 20.
Camp Amigo, which was founded by Tallahassee
firefighter Rusty Roberts, has been in operation
six years and is held at different sites each year.
Fundraisers are held year-round to collect money
to send the kids to camp. While in Liberty County,
the youngsters enjoyed a variety of .activities, mbet
area law enforcement officers and were delighted
by a visit from emergency helicopter AirMedic 2
of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
offered at night
College will offer evening classes
this Fall in French and Spanish.
Dana Ayers will teach
Elementary French I (FRE 1120)
on Monday and Wednesday
evenings and Intermediate French
I (FRE 2220) on Tuesday and
Dr. Mark Ebel will teach
Elementary Spanish I (SPN
1120) on Tuesday and Thursday
All foreign language evening
Colleges and universities in
Florida require a foreign language
for a bachelor's degree. The
minimum requirement may be
fulfilled by taking two years of
the same foreign language at the
high school level or 8-10 hours of
the samie language at the college
level. Many majors require a
third foreign language course.
Chipola will hold Fall
registration Aug. 18 for currently
enrolled students (those enrolled
in the spring or summer 2008).
Registration for new and currently
enrolled students is Aug. 19 and
Aug. 20. Classes begin Aug.
21: Lite registration continues
through Aug. 28.
For information, call 526-2761,
or visit www.chipola.edu.
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Ramp, a promise made and a
Clerk of the Court
Working with the community and
Commissioners to provide leadership,
commitment and direction to produce
Because it is more than just a title, it
is a responsibility to the community.
Robert Hill, Veterans Memorial
Complex, a multi-phased proj-
ect providing for the needs of the
Robert Hill, Wesleyan Methodist
Church, committed to preserving
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Sports Complex, building for our
young people and the community.
Robert Hill, Courtroom ren-
ovation, preserving the past
and merging the present.
Robert Hill, Jail expan-
sion, meeting the needs of
the county and the future.
Robert Hill, Hosford-Telogia
Emergency Services, a commu-
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for Liberty County
Polbcal adsetTiefni pa.d l.r arnd approved y Joan Wr.gnt. DaonaciaL for Tax Collector
Tournament winners, shown above left to right, include Jamie Lee, fourth-place; Carmen
McLemore, third place, Danny Earnest, second place and first place winner Steve
McMillan. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO
McMillan wins VFD Flathead
Tourney with 32.30-lb. catch
Steve McMillan won the
Tournament with a 32.30-lb.
catch during the event, held
Friday and Saturday on the
McMillan was one of
92 people who entered the
tournament. His win earned
him $1,200. Aniglers pulled in
approximately 1,840 pounds
of fish during the 20-bour
Other winners included:
*Danny Earnest, who took
second place with a 28.75-lb.
flathead, and received $600.
*Carmen McLemore came
County Commissioner j
District 3, Lake Mystic -.
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* 1986 Graduate of Liberty County High School.
SI will make each decision with the people of Liberty 850-I
County first in mind.
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will promote smart and responsible growth.
* I will be available and accessible to all the people of f
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in third with a 25.20-lb. catch
and picked up $400. -
*Fourth place and $300
went to Jamie Lee, whose
biggest fish weighed in at
*Steve McMillan also took
fifth place with a 23-pound
flathead, along with an extra
*Matt Perkins won $100
for hauling in the biggest
non-flathead with an 18.45-lb.
*Jamie Lee took another
trophy for the most poundage
caught with 172.15 pounds
- The annual eventraised about
$3,800 for thellosford-Telogia
Volunteer Fire Department,
which came from entry fees
and raffle tickets. Several local
candidates running in this
year's elections made $100
donations, according to event
organizer Rudy Sumner.
The VFD recognized Martha
Jane Jacobs, who sold 262
raffle tickets for a $ 1,000 cash
drawing. Sumner said John
T. Sanders won the raffle and
donated the money back to the
event, splitting it between the
fire department and the senior
deadline July 31
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Seven charged in 57-count indictment in seafood investigation
A two-year investigation
by the National Oceanic and
fisheries service (NOAA),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) and the United States
Attorney's Office involving
marine species illegally caught
in Florida and shipped out of
state has resulted in a 57-count
federal indictment against
The indictment, returned
last week in U.S. District
Court in Albany, Ga., details
how five Panhandle fishermen
and seafood dealers and two
Georgia brothers, allegedly
conspired to transport a variety
of marine fish illegally across
state lines from Florida to
Georgia, mislabeled fish and
Those charged in the
indictment are James Stovall,
DOB 06/11/67, Colquitt, Ga.;
Guy Stovall, DOB 07/15/73,
Colquitt, Ga.; Eric Donald
Woods, DOB 10/23/80, Keaton
Beach; Jeffery Cannon, DOB
10/11/58, Panacea; James N.
Three airboat captains in
the Everglades found out that
feeding alligators doesn't pay.
It's also illegal.
Responding to complaints
airboat captains feeding
alligators, law enforcement
officers with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) conducted
an undercover operation that
resulted in the arrests of Randy
T. Rothermel, D.O.B. 12-4-59,
Ft. Lauderdale, and Armando
Horta, D.O.B. 6-28-66,
Hialeah, who were charged
with feeding alligators.
Also arrested was John D.
Pieper, D.O.B. 9-14-50, Ft.
Lauderdale, who faces charges
of molesting an alligator.
On July 12, undercover
FWC officers were among the
many tourists who signed up
Nations, Jr., DOB 12/09/67,
Apalachicola,; Gary D. Brown,
DOB 05/12/43, Medart; Floyd
Robbie Jenkins, DOB 05/06/54,
U.S. District Attorney
Maxwell Wood said the
indictments are only
accusations, and the accused
are presumed innocent until
proven guilty at trial.
The multi-count indictment
alleges Guy and James Stovall,
owners ofRoad Runner Seafood
Incorporated in Colquitt, Ga.,
worked with fishermen and
two seafood dealers in Florida
to purchase fish illegally taken
or fish that can not be sold in
Florida. They also are charged
with mislabeling the fish that
must be reported to the FWC
Most of the violations
involve the federal Lacey
Act, which prohibits interstate
ship.m.ent of fish or wildlife
taken in violation of state
law. Each Lacey Act violation
carries a possible five-year
prison term and a $250,000
for airboat rides at Everglades
Holiday Park in western
During the tour, the officers
witnessed and photographed
the airboat captains feeding
At one point, an alligator,
eager for food, bumped one
of the airboats. Tourists,
including children, leaned
over the edge of the airboats to
snap photos of the approaching
News from The
and WildHfe A
"This is one of the most far-
reaching undercover operations
on the northern Gulf Coast
during the past 20 years,"
said Capt. Leroy Alderson,
FWC regional investigations
supervisor. "Laws exist to
protect marine resources,
but the investigation showed
pretty-blatant efforts to bypass
those laws for profit."
Investigators obtained search
warrants and seized computers,
business records and other
documents from Road Runner
Seafood in Colquitt, Ga.,
Brown's Seafood in Medart and
Robbie's Seafood in Perry.
The indictment spells out
numerous violations including:
fish sold illegally from Florida's
waters, including red drum
(redfish) and spotted seatrout;
"The actions of these
individuals teach tourists
and visitors it is OK to
feed and touch American
alligators," said FWC Lt. Rob
Laubenberger. "This puts
the lives of anyone imitating
these actions in jeopardy.
In addition, the gators will
perceive humans as a source
To report any wildlife-
law violation, call
red snapper, red grouper and
gag grouper caught and sold
during closed seasons; fishing
in state waters without proper
commercial fishing permits
and licenses; selling fish
without proper permits and
licenses; falsely identifying
regulated fish species on state
and federal documents; and
selling Vietnamese catfish as
NOAA and FWC
investigators say the total
commercial value of the fish
involved exceeded $200,000.
The seven defendants
have been arrested or issued
summons requiring them to
appear in the United States
District Court in Albany, Ga.,
on Aug. 13.
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"Wisdom Teeth, A
To Go or Stay?"
Most adults had to deal with the
eruption or lack of eruption of their
wisdom teeth. Frequently, dentist
will recommend the surgical removal
of wisdom teeth. Many people have
questions concerning whether to
extract their wisdom teeth or leave
them in their mouths. Here are some
factors that are considered when
making this decision about wisdom
teeth extractions. Dr. Larry J. Cook
The predominant problem with wisdom teeth is their location
in the jaw. The amount of space available for eruption and the
toothis position are major factors. Often small-framed people
do not have enough room for their wisdom teeth to fully erupt.
This lack of space also allows for the forming wisdom tooth
bud to assume a position or angle, which does not allow for the
tooth to ever completely erupt. As a person grows
and matures into their middle to late teen years, the develop-
ment of the wisdom teeth is approaching completion. As the
teeth mature and grow, they are naturally attempting to erupt
'into the mouth as they were designed to do. If space, position,
angle, or location will not allow for full eruption, a huge problem
Often, the wisdom teeth only partially erupt allowing for bac-
terial invasion into the gum and bone surrounding the partially
erupted tooth. This sets the stage for major inflammation and
possibly a large infection to develop in the area. If allowed to
go untreated, the inflammation-infection process usually comes
and goes until eventually the infection spreads into the facial
areas causing enormous pain and swelling. The cause of the
problem is the position of the wisdom teeth, and the only per-
manent solution is the surgical removal of the tooth.
Many people ask if taking antibiotics alone could solve the
problem. While antibiotics will help the body fight the infection,
it will not solve the problem itself. Besides the gum and bone
infection that can occur, often the wisdom teeth sit directly
against other teeth causing excess pressure that can lead to
decay or erosion of the adjacent second molar. If that damage
goes undetected for a long enough time, the adjacent tooth
may become infected necessitating a root canal or a surgical
extraction of an additional tooth.
Of utmost importance, in regards to wisdom teeth is the tim-
ing of the decision to extract. If there is a strong indication that
there is a lack of space, poor position or angulation, then the
younger you are, the better your chances for the best outcome.
The older a person is, the more difficult the surgery, with an in-
creased chance for a difficult recovery. Consult with your den-
tal-professional for yourself or your-family member for the best
guidance concerning the extraction of wisdom teeth.
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What every parent and kid need
to know about bites and stings
If your family enjoys being
outside during the summer
months, chances are you've
been bugged by insects or
other crawly creatures. Bug
bites and insect stings, for the
most part, are just nuisances
and have no serious or lasting
health problems. Occasionally,
though, an insect bite or sting
can cause serious problems.
"The greatest risk from most
insect stings and bites is an
allergic reaction, which can be
serious but rarely fatal," says
Kate Cronan, MD, me Cal
editor for KidsHealth and
emergency room pediatrician
with Nemours. "Education
and supervision are the best
preventive measures that parents
can take to protect their ki K..
KidsHealth.org, owned by
Nemours and the PI Web site
devoted to children's health
and parenting, offers this advice
to parents for managing some
familiar summer pests:
BEES & WASPS: Bees and
wasps always seem to find the
picnic as they buzz around in
search of something sweet. To
avoid stings, stay away from
bee or wasp nests, keep sweet-
smelling food or drinks covered
when you're eating outdoors,
and don't swat at flying insects,
which can cause them to sting
if they feel threatened.
It's important for parents
to know when a simple ice
pack can bring relief or when
medical care is in order. Seek
immediate medical attention for
a sting anywhere near the mouth
since stings on oral mucous
membranes can quickly cause
severe swelling that may block
airways. A child who has any of
the following symptoms may be
having an allergic reaction and
it's important to get medical
help immediately: difficulty
shortness of breath; rapid
heartbeat; nausea or vomiting;
fever; swelling of the face,
lips, or tongue. For step-by-
If you have any
reason to suspect
a bite by a black
widow or brown
ice to the bite
site and go to the
Even if the person
doesn't show any
ste instructions oA treating a
b sting. read the KidsHe lth
I sect Sting Instruction Sheet.
mosquitoes aren't anything to
worry about: They bite, you
itch, end of story. However,
some can transmit West Nile
virus. The good news is that
healthy kids, teens, and adults
under age 50 are at low risk of
Here are some tips to follow
to ensure an itch-free summer:
Avoid areas where
mosquitoes breed, such as still
.pools or ponds, and remove
standing water from birdbaths'
Stay inside during dawn
and dusk when mosquitoes are
Wear insect repellent
that contains 10% to 30%
DEET, which is approved for
mosquitoes, and follow the
instructions carefully. Reapply
after swimming or sweating for
a long time.
Use 1% hydrocortisone
cream, calamine lotion (unless
the .sting is near the face or
genitals) or a paste of water and
baking soda to reduce redness,
swelling, and itching.
TICK BITES: Ticks removed
within 24 to 48 hours are less
likely to transmit diseases like
Lyme disease, so the trick
is to get them off the body
fast. Check kids and pets for
ticks carefully after being in or
around a wooded area. The most
important places to check are
the scalp, behind the ears, back
of the neck, armpits, groin area,
and behind the knees. Insect
repellents that contain 10% to
30% DEET are approved for
protection against ticks, as well
00as mosquitoes and other bugs.
For step-by-step instructions
on how to safely remove a tick
read the KidsHealth Tick Bite
SPIDER BITES: Spider bites
can sound scary, but most are
minor and only cause mild
swelling near the site. Most
spiders found in the United
States are harmless, with the
exception of the black widow
and the brown recluse spiders.
It's extremely rare that a person
will die after being bitten by
one of these spiders but a small
percentage of people do have
a reaction and may become
The black widow spider
is easily identified by its
shiny coal-black body and the
orange hourglass shape on its
underbelly. The venom in a
black widow bite can cause
painful muscle cramps and
stiffness that start near the bite
and then spread within a few
hours. There is usually no sign
of a bite on the skin. Other
symptoms may include nausea,
vomiting, chills, and fever. The
brown recluse spider is a tiny
oval spider with a small violin-
like shape on its back. For most
people, brown recluse bites
don't cause problems. However,
some may experience swelling
and a blister near the site 4 to 8
hours after being bitten.
If'you have any reason
to suspect a bite by a black
widow or brown recluse, apply
ice to the bite site and go to
the emergency room. Even
if the person doesn't show
any symptoms, get medical
attention right away. For more
information on spider bites,
see the KidsHealth Spider Bite
"Playing outside in the
summer is a lot of fun, bugs
or no bugs," adds Dr. Cronan.
"With a little bit of care, you can
have fun even when the insects
come marching in!"
For parents, kids, and teens
who wqnt more information on
bug bites and related illnesses,
please visit www.Nemours.org
or kidshealth. org.
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LeRoy Collins Institute is calling
for more transparency in the way
Florida determines its high school
graduation rates in a new report
written by two Florida State
University graduate students.
In the report, "Measuring
Graduation Rates in Florida:
Constraints and Opportunities,"
the LeRoy Collins Institute both
congratulated and criticized
Florida's method of assessing
graduation rates. Florida
is currently using the "gold-
standard" method of collecting
individual data on students,
rather than relying on cohorts or
classes of students. However, the
state's method of determining its
self-reported graduation rates is
Florida's method is at issue
because the state's self-reported
high-school graduation rates
are much higher than the rate
calculated when using other well-
accepted methods of analysis.
By some measures, Florida
ranks dead last in the country,
with graduation rates around 55
percent. In contrast, Florida's
own measures show fairly robust
graduation rates of more than 70
"For those wishing to use
graduation rates as measures of-
school performance, the variance
is troubling," said Carol Weissert,
director of the LeRoy Collins
Institute and the LeRoy Collins
Eminent Scholar and Professor
of Political Science at FSU. "We
know that Florida's definition of
graduation contributes to these
differences, but it is not possible
to analyze the exact impact since
the numbers of these special
diplomas and other details of the
graduation rate computation are
not readily available."
Florida has a variety of
diplomas ranging from the High
School Equivalency diploma
(commonly known as the GED)
to a certificate of completion,
which is awarded when a student
has taken the required classes to
graduate but has not successfully
passed the FCAT. These diplomas
are included in Florida's
computation of graduation rates
and lead to higher rates 'than
computations from other states
Jessica Ice and Joseph Wachtel,
the political science doctoral
students who wrote the report,
said Florida's graduation rate
measure is "both promising and
As part of the No Child Left
Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), all
states must report to the federal
government how well they are
meeting certain goals, including
high school graduation. The
NCLB has had the unintended-
consequence of states, worried
about federal funding, putting
educational reputation and the
appearance of high graduation
rates above focusing on improving
the educational system, according
ncy needed in computing graduation rates
to the Collins Institute report. of the state of Florida. In its recent changes affecting education The Collins Institute is
The report is part of the recent work, "Tough Choices: including the Classroom Size an independent, non-profit
mission of the LeRoy Collins Shaping Florida's Future," the Amendment. To view the reports, organization affiliated with the
Institute to address policy issues group examined the demands on visit http://collinsinstitute.fsu. Florida university system and
that are important to the future Florida's education system and the edu/research. housed on the FSU campus.
Hello, voters of Calhoun County.
My name is Branton, and I would
like to introduce to you.my mom,
Dr. Glenda Sue Vickery. My mom
has worked full-time, been the
head of our household and driven
to Pensacola to The University of
West Florida for the last
six years to acquire the
degree (Ed. S.) in Edu-
cational Leadership and
Administration and the
Doctor of Education de-
gree in Curriculum and
The Doctor of Educa-
tion degree (Ed.D.) is a
that prepares the student
for academic, administra-
tive, clinical or specialized
positions in education.
Like other doctorates, the
Ed.D./D.Ed. is the highest degree
in a field of study.
In the United States, the Ed.D.
is recognized for appointment as a
professor in a university, and train-
ing for administration positions
in education, such as superin-
tendent of schools, human re-
source director, or principal.
There are 67 counties in the
state of Florida. There are 19
counties who have a superinten-
dent of schools with the highest
degree in education, the doctor
of education. My mom has done
everything possible to prepare
herself to make Calhoun County
the best school superintendent
ever, and hopefully, proud to have
a superintendent of schools who
has gone above and beyond the
minimum required to hold the of-
fice of Superintendent of Schools
in a school system that is SACS
There are three candidates on
the August 26th ballot for superin-
tendent of schools:
1. The incumbent, who is certi-
fied, flip-flops, and has inconsis-
2. My mom, Dr. Glenda Sue
Vickery, with a Doctor in Educa-
tion, Certification by the State
of Florida in Educational Lead-
ership (having passed an eight
hour exam by the Florida De-
partment of Education in the
eight areas of :
Subtest 1 School Manage-
ment: Leadership, Management,
Subtest 2 Communications
Subtest 3 School Opera-
tions: Curriculum, Finance, Law,
Completion of two internships working
alongside two school superintendents in
NW Florida, and twenty-four years experi-
ence with grades K-12 and college. She
has gained knowledge from working in each
school in Calhoun County, and in three
counties. She has earned a perfect score
on her evaluation for the last 4 years while
employed in Jackson County. However, due
to unjust politics, she has been dismissed
from Sneads High School, by the new prin-
Scipal, who was the assistant principal under
the incumbent during her time at Graceville
High, and is a personal friend to the incum-
bent. My mom was offered teaching jobs
the next week by other principals in Jackson
County, but she is taking her time to focus on
the August 26th election.
3. The other candidate, as viewed by the
Certification Department of Education,
does not have a graduate degree, does
not have certification by the state of Flor-
ida, and has no administrative training.
He has a bachelor's degree in Agriculture
grades 6-12, and limited experience in
the classroom in grades 9-12.
VOTERS PLEASE BE AWARE: The
minimum requirement for a superintendent
to hold office and a school district to keep
its SACS accreditation as stated by Ad-
vancedED (SACS CASI):
Superintendent Qualifications -
"The district superintendent must meet
state certification requirements (graduate
degree in Educational Leadership and pas-
sage of the Florida Educational Leadership
Exam) or has an earned graduate degree
from a regionally accredited institution with
30 semester hours in administration or su-
My mom has studied, worked hard, and
sacrificed in order to earn the academic and
research doctorate. A typical doctorate
of education in the United States requires
several years of course work as a doctoral
student achieving generally 15 courses be-
yond a Master's degree, a compre-
hensive exam, and at its conclusion
a dissertation. My mom's disserta-
tion research topic concerned the
attitudes of teachers, toward the
practice of inclusion of special edu-
cation students in the regular edu-
cation classroom, and its
impact on all students,
both regular and special
education. Her disser-
tation has been chosen
for publication. My mom
chose this topic because
she is very concerned
that all students receive
the best education pos-
It is a little known fact,
that the Calhoun County
school system, is once
again, involved in a fed-
eral lawsuit (with more
being filed) involving
special education students not re-
ceiving accommodations- afforded
to them. My mom wants to make
sure the principals and teachers
receive the money and resources
needed to help special education
students, and that the money is
SPENT on the special education
students, rather than to attorneys
at the expense of students and
There are also two federal law-
suits pending against our school
system based on teacher com-
plaints of discrimination/harass-
ment. Again, this is costing the tax-
payers money, and using valuable
resources that should be going to
students and school personnel. My
mom wants the Calhoun County
school system to be united and.ev-
eryone work as professionals and
be treated with the respect they
My mom has worked hard to
meet and exceed ALL of the above
requirements. She put in the extra
time, energy, and money knowing
that, if she became the next super-
intendent of schools, she would not
make any more money for going
above and beyond the minimum
requirements. She wanted to be
knowledgeable of all the laws and
procedures of education.
If elected, August 26th, as the
next Superintendent of Schools,
she will continue to work hard and
go above and beyond the call of
duty for all citizens in all commu-
nities of our county.
Vote: My mom, Dr. Vickery, for
the next Superintendent of Schools,
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Thursday, July 31 Marianna Wal-
Mart Shopping and lunch.
Tuesday, Aug. 5 Anyone who would
like to know-about the services of Liberty
County Senior Citizens and Liberty County
Transit may come to the Liberty County
Senior Citizens Office on Hwy. 12 South in
Bristol and talk with Jeannette.
Thursday, Aug. 7 Shopping and
lunch at the Piggly Wiggly. Call Liberty
Transit at 643-2524 no later 3 p.m. Monday,
Aug. 4 to reserve your ride.
Wednesday, Aug. 13 11 a.m. A
local Television representative will be at
the Bristol Senior Center on Hwy. 12 South
to discuss the HDTV (High Definition
Television) and the Convertors for HDTV for
plans August activities
those who need them. Discounted coupons will
be given to Seniors who do not have HDTV's,
Cable or Satellite. IF you need transportation
to this event, call Liberty Transit at 643-2524
no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. IF you have
questions, call Jeannette at 643-5690.
Thursday, Aug. 14 Call Liberty Transit
at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Aug.
11 to arrange transportation for Marianna Wal-
Mart shopping and lunch.
Thursday, Aug. 14 6 p.m., The second
Seniors In Bloom Celebration will be held
at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center on
Hwy. 12. South in Bristol. There will be
food, fellowship, entertainment and a good
time. Seniors who need transportation to the
celebration may call Liberty Transit no later
than 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 11 to arrange
transportation. If you have questions, call
Jeannette at 643-5690.
Saturday, Aug. 16 A trip to the
Las Vegas Variety Show at Gulf World
in Panama City has been scheduled.
Admission to the show is $12.00. Everyone
will enjoy a good supper before attending
the show. This is an afternoon/evening
event. For information, call Jeannette at
643-5690. Call Liberty Transit no later
than 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 p.m. to
arrange your transportation to this fun-
Monday, Aug. 18 7 p.m., The Liberty
County Senior Citizens Board of Directors
will meet at the Hosford Senior Center.
The public is welcome to attend.
Thursday, Aug. 21 Call Liberty
Transit no later than 3 p.m. to reserve
your transit ride for grocery shopping at
the Piggly Wiggly and lunch. .
Thursday, Aug. 21 145 p.m., The
Liberty County Senior Citizens Advisory
Council will meet at the Bristol Senior
Center on Hwy. 12 South.
Thursday, Aug. 28 Shopping time
again at the Marianna Wal-Mart and lunch.
Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later
than 3 p.m., Monday Aug. 25 to reserve
your transit ride.
Monday, Sept. 1 Liberty County
.1 Senior Citizens/Bristol land Hosford and
Liberty County Transit will be closed for
'J observance of Labor Day.
RER XLT says thank you
.1;4LR","' The staff of the Jimmy Weaver Memorial
** Library in Hosford thanks the "Jinker" Potter
family for mounting the memorial plaque on the
outside of the library building.
We would also like to thank David Combs
Electric for the donation and installation of an
outside light for the night time illumination of
Old Glory. The library is thankful for all local
donations. Without our community support, we
would have no library.
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NELLIE M. GRIFFIN
MARIANNA Nellie M. Griffin, 79, died
Wednesday, July 23,2008 at her home. She was born
on June 28, 1929 in Jackson County and had lived
there all her life. She retired as a nurse's assistant
at the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee. She
was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church on
Birchwood Road in Jackson County.'
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Griffin of
Marianna; one son, Jessie Griffin ofMarianna; four
brothers, Clarence Johnson of Grand Ridge, J.T.
Johnson, Johnny Earl McDaniel both of Sneads,
Hershel McDaniel of Dickerson,.TX; three sisters,
Allie McDaniel of Grand Ridge, Audrey Harris of
Marianna and Charlotte May of Cypress.
Services were held Sunday, July 27 at the
Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Bradford
and Rev. John Miles officiating. Interment followed
in Waldorff Cemetery in Jackson County.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
DARICK NORVELLE HALL
BAY MINETTE, AL Darick Norvelle Hall,
26, died Saturday, July 26, 2008 at his residence.
He was born in Fairhope, AL and worked in the fast
food service industry.
Survivors include his mother, Joe Ann Hall of
Bay Minette, Al; his father, Norman L. Hall of
Bristol; two brothers, Tony Dale Hall and wife,
Yolanda of Bay Minette, AL and Darell Norman
Hall of Augusta, GA; along with his aunts, uncles,
cousins, and other relatives.
Services were held Monday, July 28 at Norris
Funeral Home with Sister Marie Ramer officiating.
Interment followed in White Cemetery in Dyas,
Norris Funeral Home in Bay Minette, AL was in
charge of the arrangements.
ELLIS JACKSON MARSHALL
BLOUNTSTOWN Ellis Jackson Marshall,
68, died Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. He was born on December
9, 1939 in Calhoun County and had lived in
Calhoun County for most of his life. He was a
retired automobile mechanic and was of the Baptist
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack
and Nellie Marshall; brother and sister-in-law,
James "Bull" and Leigh Marshall; and sister,
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Wanda
Marshall ofBlountstown; one son, William Marshall
and his wife Evelyn ofBlountstown; two daughters,
Sarah Smith and friend, Bryan and Tammie Brown
and friend, Rounzell all of Blountstown; one
brother, J.W. Marshall and his wife, Joann of Port
St. Joe; four sisters, Betty Ward and her husband,
Ray of LaGrange, GA, Mary Lou Summerlot and
her husband, Paul of Port St. Joe, Barbara Gates and
her husband, Frank of Blountstown and Mae Porter
and her husband, Marty of Bristol; along with 14
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Monday, July 28 at Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with Rev.
Michael Morris officiating. Interment will follow
in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
CAROL Y. FOSTER
BLOUNTSTOWN Carol Y. Foster, 67,
died Saturday, July 26, 2008 in Tallahassee. She
was born on December 25, 1940 in Blountstown
and had lived her all of her life. She worked for
Gayfers in Tallahassee for several years and was
a homemaker. She was a member of the Bridge
Club and a member of the Fiist Baptist Church in
She was preceded in death by her father, Carey
Yates of Blountstown.
Survivors include her mother, Mary Yates of
Blountstown; two sons, Al Foster of Orlando and
Dan Foster of Lake Talquin; one daughter, Suzanne
Conner of Tallahassee; one brother, James Carey
(Jim) Yates, Jr. of High Springs, AR; two sisters,
Sue Bateman of Blountstown and Ann Farell of
South Florida; along with six grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, July 28 at First
Baptist Church in Blountstown. Memorialization
will be by cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
HATTIE IVORY RIVES
BLOUNTSTOWN Hattie Ivory Rives,
46, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 8,
1961 in Blountstown to the late Ed and Jaunita
Ivory. She retired from Florida A & M University
School ofArts & Science. She was a member of St.
Mary Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang
in the choir and was active in the Women's Ministry
and Women's Immediate Auxilary. She was also an
entrepreneur and a Referring Travel Agent.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed
and Jaunita Ivory, and her brothers, Melvin and
Survivors include her son, Terrence Rives
of Blountstown; daughter, Kendra Rives of
Blountstown; three brothers, Ed Ivory, Sr. of
Tallahassee, Billy Ray Ivory and James E.
Ivory and his wife, Kristen, all of Blountstown;
four sisters, Gladys I. Miller, Julia I. Williams
and her husband, Leroy, all of Blountstown,
Edwina Ivory and Ruth Ivory both of Tallahassee; a
grandson, Javian Rives of Blountstown; a devoted
niece, Unita I. Bush of Jacksonville; and devoted
friends Hazel Bush Woods and Henry James
McCallip, both of Blountstown.
Services were held Monday, July 28 at St.
Mary Missionary Baptist Church with Rev.
C.L. Wilson officiating. Interment followed
in Magnolia Cemetery in Blountstown.
Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy was in charge of
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When it's hot and humid
outside, afternoon rains can
be a pleasant relief to the heat.
Unfortunately, regular afternoon
showers can also trigger a
couple of diseases that affects
St. Augustine grass lawns.
Gray leaf spot is most often
observed in the summer during
prolonged periods of rainfall.
Excessive, quick-release nitrogen
fertilizer, compacted soil and use
of the weed killer atrazine can
increase the susceptibility of your
lawn to this disease.
The most characteristic
symptom is a very distinguishable
leaf spot on the grass blade.
Individual lesions start off as
tiny brown spots, smaller than a
pinhead. As these circular spots
become larger, they elongate and
become oblong. The spots will be
brown to grayish in color. Spots
will eventually unite to turn entire
blades yellow and then brown.
Heavily infested blades wither
and cause the lawn to thin and
generally look unhealthy:
Be sure to mow regularly at the
proper height with a sharp blade
and only when the turf is dry. If
the ends of the grass blades are
ripped or shredded due to a dull
blade, the fungus has a much
easier time invading the grass
blade and producing symptoms.
For management and control
options, view the online UF/IFAS
publication at http://edis.ifas.ufl.
edu/PP126 or contact your local
The second disease frequently
seen during the summer is
commonly called "take all root
The first symptoms of this
fungal disease usually appear
in the summer as a yellowing of
grass blades. At first glance, these
symptoms could be mistaken
as chinch bug damage, nutrient
deficiencies or stress from
The initial symptoms appear
on the roots, but you're unlikely
to notice them. If the turf is
not being correctly watered,
fertilized, or mowed, symptoms
will begin to show above-ground
as irregular yellow or light-green
by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County
As time passes, the grass begins
to thin out resulting in irregular
patches a few feet in diameter
that may eventually consume
the entire lawn. When attacked,
the St. Augustine grass may die
entirely leaving bare ground or,
there may be a patchwork of
dead, declining and healthy turf.
In many cases, the worst damage
may occur in sunny locations.
Identifying grass with take all
root rot is easier than controlling
it. Ordinarily, if you try to pull
a St. Augustine runner (stolon)
up from the soil it hangs on
tightly. In fact, the runner will
usually break before much is
pulled loose. If take all root rot
has set in, the runners can easily
be lifted from the soil. There are
also small, blackened areas on
the runners that pathologists call
"lesions". These are readily seen
with the naked eye.
Plant pathologists tell us that
this is a stress related disease.
Things like excessive rainfall,
applying more nitrogen than
necessary, low pH, improper
mowing height, etc. may stress
the grass leading to disease-
following good management
practices can help alleviate the
danger of contracting take all root
rot. Fungicides are available but
their effectiveness is limited.
For more information on this
problem, view the online UF/
IFAS publication at https//edis.
ifas.ufl.edu/LH079 or contact
your local Extension Office.
Horticulture Extension Agent
for Santa Rosa County. For
additional information about
other articles of interest go to:
http://santarosa. ifas. ufl. edu.
Arbor Day Foundation
offers 10 free dogwoods
Everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation during August 2008
will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees.
The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for
America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship
through the planting of trees.
"The white flowering dogwoods will add year-round beauty to
homes and neighborhoods," said John Rosenow, chief executive of
the Arbor Day Foundation. "Dogwoods have showy spring flowers,
scarlet autumn foliage, and red berries that attract songbirds all
The trees will be shipped postpaid between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10,
at the right time for planting. The 6-to-12-inch trees are guaranteed
to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions
are enclosed with each shipment of trees.
Members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree
Book, which includes information about tree planting and care.
To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to
Ten Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska
City, NE 68410, by Aug. 31 or join online at www.arborday.org.
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Afternoon showers can trigger
diseases on St. Augustine grass
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Martinez announces Clean Boating Act passes Congress
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
announced both houses of Congress have approved the
Clean Boating Act of 2008, a measure exempting one-
million Florida recreational boat owners from having
to comply with federal requirements meant for large.
Without this action, a recent court ruling would have
required millions of boat owners, including an estimated
one million Floridians, to secure a new permit for the
normal operation of their boats. A separate measure,
which Senator Martinez also supported, protects hundreds
of charter boat fisherman in Florida from unintended
"With more than 1 million recreational boaters, this
unnecessary permit requirement would have hit Florida
hard," Martinez said. "Requiring family boaters to secure
a Clean Water Act permit so that they can wash their
boat, fish, or go waterskiing is unreasonable, costly and
essentially unenforceable. Mobilizing the EPA to take on
this needless task would have been an additional cost and
burden to families and a tremendous waste of taxpayer
Companion legislation requires the EPA, working
with the Coast Guard, to conduct a 15-month study to
evaluate the impacts of various discharges from vessels
so that Congress can determine any need for additional
regulations governing discharge permit requirements.
"Most charter boats don't have the ballast issue that
is the target of the court ruling. There ought to be an
opportunity to study where additional regulation is
necessary and where it isn't," said Martinez. "This bill
provides a reprieve for small business owners who are
already dealing with rising fuel prices and a troubled
The measure is in response to a federal court ruling
directing the Environmental Protection Agency to create,
manage, and actively monitor a Clean Water Act permit
system that would affect more than 13 million recreational
boaters in the U.S. Some estimates have put the cost of
obtaining the permit at over $32,000.
For more than 30 years, recreational vessels have been
exempted from National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System permits for discharges deemed normal., to the
operation of vessels. In an attempt to regulate ballast
water discharges from large commercial vessels, a U.S..
District Court ordered that recreational boaters also obtain
a Clean Water Act permit. The Court also directed the
EPA to create regulations governing recreational vessels
by September 2008. The bills approved recently provide
a permanent exemption for recreational boat owners, and
a 2-year moratorium on requiring commercial fishing
vessels and other commercial vessels of 79ft or less from
having to secure a Clean Water Act permit for the normal
operation of their boats.
Florida's forestry resources committed to help states battle wildfires
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson announced that
the Division of Forestry will
send an interagency group of
wildland firefighters to Northern
"We are happy to support
California in their time of need,
just as they have helped us in the
past," Bronson said.
Approximately 40 Florida
firefighters are being sent and will
assist in all phases of wildland
firefighting in California --
building fire lines, burning out,
setting backfires and mopping
"Florida is always ready to
assist other states when our local
wildfire conditions subside,"
Bronson said. "We have always
maintained a- strong mutual
aid partnership regionally and
The national ordering system
was established to provide
assistance during disasters
and provide for 100 percent
reimbursement of all personnel
and equipment costs.
Meanwhile, a Division of
Forestry Incident Management
Team (Blue Team) already sent
to North Carolina has taken
over the management of the
41,500-acre Evans Road Wildfire
in that state, replacing a tri-
state incident management team
that included members from
Florida, North Carolina and
Kentucky. Another Florida
Incident Management Team has
just completed suppressing a
4,600-acre wildfire in Virginia's
Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife
Florida's Division of Forestry
maintains four Type I incident
management teams composed
of about 35 persons each. The
Serving two counties that
make up one great
objective of each team is to provide
management of the logistical,
fiscal, planning, operational,
safety and community issues
related to all types of disaster
situations. When sending
manpower and equip.m.ent to
assist another state, Florida is
reimbursed for all costs, insuring
that no Florida taxpayer has to
pay for another state's disasters.
"Each of our teams is-highly
trained and experienced,"
Bronson said. "They are staffed
by a dedicated group of Division
of Forestry employees and
other fire service personnel who
are ready to go at a moment's
notice. Assembling interagency
resources quickly highlights the
great interagency partnerships
we have established with our
firefighting colleagues across the
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From gas station to ballet studio:
Bristol business finds new site
On Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and The
Bristol Ballet School will open its doors at a new location. The ballet
school owned by Bonita Deck will be located at 12991 Central Avenue
in Bristol. Bonita has been teaching ballet lessons in Bristol for 3 years
and has had an overwhelming response by young ballerinas from the
surrounding communities. Student enrollment grew so rapidly that it
became necessary to move the studio from a small room in the Veterans
Memorial Civic Center to a larger location.
The building Bonita found is a Bristol landmark and is owned by
O.B. and Laquita (Skeet) Shuler. It is located at the intersection of Main
Street and Central Avenue. Bonita and Ms. Skeet began to discuss the
from Kenny Griffin,
Chipola Regional Workforce Board
The most recent information
released, by the Agency for
Workforce Innovation, showed the
adjusted unemployment rate at 5.5
percent. This represents 508,000
jobless out of a labor force of
9,245,000. The unemployment
rate is 1.5 percent higher over
the year and the nonagricultural
job growth rate for June is -1.0
Liberty County continues
to have one of the lowest
unemployment rates in the state.
June'08 May'08 June'07
Liberty......4.0 3.7 3.0
Calhoun...5.7 5.1 44.0
Jackson....5.4 4.7 4.2
Holmes.....4.7 4.3 3.8
Washington... 58 5.4 4.3 -
history of the building and Ms.
Skeet told Bonita that she does
not remember a time in her life
when the building was not there.
Mr. O.B. researched his records
and determined that the building
is approximately 75 years old and
was initially constructed as a gas
station/garage. Ms. Skeet also told
Bonita that where the building is
located used to be the "hub" of
Bristol. She said the gas station
had a hotel right across the street
and even a walk-in movie theatre
next to the hotel.
The building has been home
to many businesses including
a grocery store, a floral shop, a
beauty shop, a day care center,
and even a taco stand. At one
time the building was used by a
dance instructor from Marianna.
Most recently the building has
been used as an aerobics studio
by Nancy (Shuler) Dillmore.
Bonita and Nancy will be sharing
the building for both aerobics and
The building has had an amazing
history and Bonita feels lucky to
become a part of its future.
Abner to intern at Vann after
receiving funeral service degree
President Patty S. Hutcheson,
the faculty, and the graduating
class of 2008 are proud to
announce the graduation ofAdrian
D. Abner ofBlountstown from the
Gupton-Jones College of Funeral
Service in Atlanta (Decatur),
Georgia with an Associate of
Science Degree in Funeral Service
on Friday, Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m.
EST. Commencement exercises
will convene at the Berean
Christian Church located at 2201
Young Road in Stone Mountain,
Abner has been awarded
numerous honors while attending.
Gupton-Jones, some of which
include: the Lamar Danielson
Award by the Independent Funeral
Directors of Florida, the Doug
Stowel Award by the Florida
Funeral Directors Association, the
9th District of the Georgia Funeral
Service Practitioners Association
Scholar, the statewide Georgia
Funeral Practitioners Association
Scholar, the 100 Black Women of
Funeral Service Scholar, Florida
A & M University Americorps
Scholar, 'the Ladies Auxiliary of
the National Funeral Directors and
Morticians Association, and the
5th District Ladies Auxiliary of the
Florida Morticians Association,
inducted in the Pi Sigma Eta
National Honorary Morticians
Fraternity, and Dean's list.
He is a 2007 graduate of Florida
A & M University in Tallahassee
where he majored in Business
Administration. He plans to return
to his community where he will-
be serving his internship at Vann
Funeral Home of Marianna. He
has plans to continue his education
in the latter part of 2009.
He is the son of Dennis and
Debra. Jones of Blountstown;
Anderson and Stacey Moore of
Bristol; and the spiritual son of
Apostle Geraldine (late.Charles
E.) Sheard of Blountstown.
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Third annual 'Farm to Fuel' summit approaches
TALLAHASSEE -As oil and
gas prices continue to hit record
highs, Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is forging
ahead with his efforts to promote
the production ofrenewable energy
in Florida, including ethanol made
from agriculture waste and other
'Bronson is kicking off the
2008 "Farm to Fuel" Summit
on Wednesday. July 30, to bring
together hundreds or industry
leaders in agriculture, petroleum,
academia, financial institutions
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and the government who want
to make Florida a leader in the
production of renewable energy.
Highlights of the Summit
include' a keynote speech from
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Ed Schafer, a special appearance
by NFL Hall of Fame inductee
Jack Youngblood, a workshop on
bioenergy feedstocks in Florida,
presentations from each of the
2008 Farm to Fuel Grant Program
recipients, and more.
Participants will hear about
where Florida currently stands
with biofuels infrastructure,
the latest renewable energy
technologies and the growing
market for carbon credits.
This year's Summit is also
"going green" by being held at
the Rosen Shingle Creek which
in 2007 was designated as a
Florida Green Lodge. In addition,
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
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be offset by renewable energy
certificates retired by Sterling
The 2008 Farm to Fuel Summit
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His paternal grandparents are:
Georgia Ann and Joe Williams
of Blountstown; John Baker of
Tallahassee; Anderson and Laura
Moore ofPBlountstown; and the
late Jimmie and Mary Lee Engram.
His maternal grandparents are:
Bessie Lois and Nathaniel Battle
of Blountstown; Craig and Patricia
Rives ofBristol; Freddie andMartha
Daughtrey; and the late Walter
Lewis "Babyface" Abner. His
surviving great grandparents are:
Eli "Dude" Rives ofBlountstown;
Adeline Moore of Blountstown;
and Bessie Wynn ofBlountstown.
His God parents are: Pastor C.L
and Sister Betty Wilson, Nela
Mae and Don Wilson, Dallas and
Abdullah Muhammad, Reverend
Annie M. (late Reverend Edward)
Jones, Charles and Lula.Vann, and
Johnnie and Leola Speights. He
has numerous brothers and sisters,
God children, nieces, nephews,
aunts, great aunts, uncles, great
uncles, cousins, friends, church
family, and supporters who are
very proud of him.
Adrian says that without the
love, support, and prayers of
people ...this would have been
merely impossible. To God...he
gives the glory.
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ITEMS FOR SALE
Fender guitar, twelve string,
acoustic, excellent condition, ask-
ing $250. Call 272-2552 or 762-
2960. 7-30, 8-6
Bud light sign, 5'wx2'h, $50. Call
Mexican blankets, very large, $5
each; ladies wedding ring, size
six, 10k gold, serious inquiries
only, $50. Call 379-3002. 7-30, 8-6
Ceramic basket, beautiful, $45.
Call 674-3264. 7-30, 8-6
Three comforter sets, for king
size bed, one has curtains, two
have sheet sets, one is brand new
in bag, $25-$50 each. Call 643-
Record players, $8 each or will
trade. Call 674-3264. 7-30, 8-e
Canon double door safe,
60"x0"x27", fireproof lining, ver-
satile interior, $2,000 firm, seri-
ous inquiries only. Call 643-1671,
leave message. 7-30, 8-6
Miscellaneous items from a can-
celed yard sale. Call 762-8586.
New wigs for ladies, some for
$15 and others for $20. Call
New Generations baby bed,
converts to a youth bed, like new,
only used a couple times, $100.
Call 643-4631. 7-30,8-6
3-in-1 crib, sleigh style, walnut,
no mattress, matching changing
table with three drawers, a cabinet
and playpen with bassinet, chang-
ing table and lullaby attachment,
can separate, all for $325. Call
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
cleaning, renovations, L, l
seamless gutter, $|
& screen enclosure
FOR FREE ESTIMATES
Call 674-8092 UFN
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.
T" he.ves,$8; d c s $
Grandfather clock, antique, needs
hands fixed, $15. Call 379-3002.
Two bookshelves, dark wood,
36wx30hxl4d, $10 each; high back
recliner, dark mixed, $25; large re-
cliner, also rocks and swivels, $100;
sofa pieces, soft red, slightly curved,
$200; wood secretary, cream col-
ored, end table, two drawers, $20;
touchier lamp, $15, floor lamp, $10.
Call 379-3606 leave message.
Leather couch, navy blue, good
condition, $250 or best offer. Call
762-3654 or 209-8776. 7-30,8-6
Large sectional sofa, grey with
mingled colors, side leg lifts, also
includes a burgundy rocker re-
cliner, in great condition, $300. Call
643-7770 day or 674-3570 night.
Antique patio set, metal, with love
seat and chair, needs paint and
cushions; rocking recliner, brown,
swivel, with ottoman, like new. Call
643-2812. 7-30, 8-6
Shelving, 6' high, about six shelves,
$8 each. Call 674-3264. 7-30, 8-6
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.
7 days a week service
5' x 10' ........20 ,
10' x 25'........$90 --
Call 762-9555, 762-8807
or 762-8597 UFN
Week ofAug. 2 to Aug. 9
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, you're surrounded by
what seems like a million people,
but all you want is to be alone at
home. You'll get your chance
later in the week when quiet time
is in store.
TAURUS -Apr 21/May 21.
Taurus, when you think things
can't get any worse, you'll find
that an unexpected person helps
you through any difficulty. Re-
markable changes are in store.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, people are accustomed
to you playing both sides of the
.fence. But that doesn't mean
they have to like it. Money issues
could put you in a sour mood on
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Enjoy the level of comfort you
have at work, Cancer. Because
things are certain to be shaken up
a bit in the weeks to come. Now
might be the time to start dusting
off the r6sum6.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Relationships are tricky terri-
Shelves,$8; odd chairs, $15. Call
Boys' shoes, up to size three,
$1.50 a pair; girls clothing, very
expensive, size one, $1.50-$2;
box of assorted, for women girls
and boys, $5. Call 674-3264.
Microwave, small, good shape,
needs cleaning, $10. Call 379-
Water heater, 30 gallon, electric,
with double elements, only $50.
Call 643-5372. 7-30,8-6
Gas stove, old, $25. Call 827-
Motorola cell phone, brand new,
prepaid, with camouflage face plate,
comes with case and chargers, $30.
Call 643-2812. 7-30,8-6
Dell laptop, Inspiron 9300, 17"
screen, 80gB hard drive, 2gB ram,
media player, CD burner, Microsoft
XP and more, $500 or best offer.
Call 643-6959. 7-30,8-6
tory this week, Leo. Tread very lightly
around all of the people for whom you
care. Things will quiet down in time for
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Virgo, if ever there was a time for a
change of residence, now is it. Put your
moving plans into action. Don't over-
extend yourself, however. Keep a mod-
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, someone close to you turns
to you for some advice and support.
You're just the person to get the job
done. Changes at work could put you
in a new position of responsibility.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, when you find yourself in a
bit of trouble, understand that a sharp
tongue will not help the matter at all.
Keep quiet and know that someone will
bail you out.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
You are looked to for words of wisdom,
Sagittarius, and if you look deep down
you know just what advice to offer.
Your house and finances are so secure
that it's clear sailing for a while.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Try to be amenable when a family
32" RCA television, HD, t
no remote, $100 or best of
1993 Mercury Cougar, V
condition, new tires, good
mpg, $2,500. Call 762-849
2000 Saturn LS, four doc
matic, six cylinder, all elec
roof, $4,000. Call 762-858
1953 Chevrolet 210 sed
door, in paint shop now,
1995 Ford Mustang,-3.8 I
standard, $3,000 or best ol
899-5477 or 272-6997.
1995 Mazda MX3, 30 to
$1,850. Call 819-9300 foi
and leave message.
1995 Toyota Tacoma, 4WD, 2.7
liter, regular cab, $3,000 or best
offer. Call 557-2879. 7-30,8-6
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
Bread van, for storage, $700. Call
A/C, 24 1987 Suzuki Samurai, new en-
1 leave gine, top, stereo, 31x11.5" tires,
7-30,8-6 $4,000. Call 762-9504. 7-23,7-30
2003 Chevy Tahoe, auto, 4x4,
Dr, auto- leather, heated seats, third row
tric, sun seating, bush guard, camo vent
6. visors, 112K miles, $9,500 or best
7-23,7-30 offer. Call 510-1762. 7-23,7-30
an, two 1998 Jeep Cherokee, everything
$8,500. but cruise control, really good con-
7-23,7-30 edition, runs very well, automatic,
$3,500. Call 674-7138 or 899-0269
1989 Toyota, 4x4, new motor,
new tires, $4,500. Call 762-2393.
1987 Toyota truck, 4WD, runs
good, good shape, $2,000 firm.
Call 674-6940. 1-30, 8-6
1997 Chevy, pick-up, extended
cab, 4.3 liter, V6, $2,500. Call 447-
member asks for a favor, Capricorn. You've
been in a tangle of wills for some time, but
now is the time to give up the fight.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Come to a decision about whether you want
to make a move or stay put, Aquarius. You
can no longer ride the fence on this issue.
Advancement at work is imminent.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Your infectious laughter will put just about
anyone in a good mood, Pisces. Further en-
thrall with your creative side.
Martin Sheen, Actor (68)
Barack Obama, U.S. Senator (47)
Maureen McCormick, Actress (52)
Geri Halliwell, Singer (36)
Charlize Theron, Actress (33)
Drew Lachey, Singer (32)
Deion Sanders, Athlete (41)
AUTO PARTS &
15-inch wheels and tires, alumi-
num, lug pattern 5 on 5 1/2, $300.
Call 899-0269 or 674-7138 leave
Savage bolt action rifle, 2007
model, synthetic stock, 3x7x9, 17 .
HMR, scope on rail, paid $580,
asking $400 or best offer. Call 643-
*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 -
7mm magnum deer rifle, $650 or
best offer. Call 762-2849. 7-30, 8-6
Pool table, 4'x8', like new, $600.
Call 762-2849. 7-30, 8-6
Poker table with chips, never
been opened or used, $200. Call
Stamina recumbent exercise
bike, semi-reclined sifting position,
electronic monitor that charts time,
speed, distance and calories, with
heart monitor, like new, $75. Call
639-4824 leave message. UFN
110 four wheeler, like new, $450.
Call 674-2469. 7-30,8-6
2006 Suzuki G2250cc, street bike,
60 mpg, only 675 miles, engine
guard, sissy bar for windshield,
$3,175. Call 762-2163. 7-30, 8-6
2005 Honda 450 TRX, f6ur wheel-
er, barn kept, like new, $3,800. Call
643-1674. 7-30, 8-6
550 Kawasaki Mule, 650 hours,
futlwindshield, excellent condition,
$3,300. Call 639-2689. 7-30, 8-6
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
$160 brand name queen
mattress set, unused with
100% LEATHER Living
Room Set, Lifetime Warran-
ty. NEW, still in crate. $849
545-7112. Can deliver.
A NEW Queen Orthopedic
Pillowtop mattress set in
sealed plastic. Full warranty.
Sacrifice $279. Can deliver.
Orthopedic Mattress Set.
Brand new in plastic. Must
move, $449. 545-7112.
BEDROOM SET: New
SOLID WOOD 5 piece set
still boxed, $499, can deliver.
Canopy Bed Brand New
in box. $125. 222-9879.
DINING ROOM Beautiful
cherry table, 6 chairs, lighted
china cabinet. Brand new
in boxes, can deliver. Must
move, $799. 222-9879.
FULL mattress set. $125.
TWIN mattress set. $100.
BOTH NEW. 545-7112 De-
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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.
2006 Kawasaki Ninja 500R,
$3,800 or best offer. Call 762-2577
after 2 p.m. (CT) 7-23,7-30
283 Stratos Vindicator boat,
2000 model, 19', 175 hp Johnson
motor, two fish finders, excellent
shape, $12,000. Call 643-8590.
Welded aluminum boat, 14',
diamond plated, 25 hp Evinrude,
comes with trailer, $1,500. Call
674-6940 ask for.John. 7-3o,s-&
2006 pontoon boat, 18', 50 hp
motor, used eight times, Voyager
brand, galvanized trailer, like new.
Call 674-3947. 7-30, 8-6
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
Coleman camper trailer, 20',
needs repair, $500. Call 272-
4597. 7-30, 8-6
SMobile Home For Rent L
Taking applications for 2
3bedroom,.2 bath mobile
home located 6 miles north
on Hwy. 69N. No pets. 2
months rent for damage
and cleaning deposit, plus
first month's rent. Water,
sewer and grass cutting
Call 674-8888 r
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 River.
GREAT FOR HUNTING AND FISHING
2005 Wildwood camper, 27', full
size bed, shower, bath tub, pulls
out, sleeps seven to eight, two re-
cliners, serious inquirers only. Call
237-2460. 7-23, 7-30
TOOLS & HEAVY
Riding mower, two bagger, $300.
Call 643-5774 or 545-0057.
Antique bathtub, cast iron. Call
Set of mobile home steps, large,
metal frame with handrails, small
platform for top step, $100. Call
674-8237. 7-30, 8-6
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
Building, 60'x80', three parts, one
side is being worked on, one side liv-
ing quarters, middle has restaurant
equipment and antiques, zoned for
business, with two acres, owners
will hold mortgage, down payment
required. Call 674-3264. 7-30,8-6
Mobile home, 16x70, two bed/two
bath, fully furnished, central heat
and air, $9,000. Call 272-4197.
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. 7-23 T. 10-8
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.
14 to choose from
Contact : Patricia
Big lot on Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
LOST & FOUND
Lost: Chihuahua named Max, four
months old, tan, missing from Al-
yssa Ln. in Telogia, children miss
him very much. Call 379-3055 or
Lost: American Bulldog, tan and
white, adult, male, last seen on
Hwy. 65 Hosford, red collar, $25
reward offered. Call 510-3665.
Dog, free to good home, appears
to be part Labrador, large, very
gentle, great with children. Call
Miniature dachshund, female,
spayed, house broken, wonderful
pet, plays with toys ect., leash bro-
ken, needs fenced in yard, $100.
Call 762-2163. 7-30,8-6
16" saddle, camouflage, in great
condition, $175. Call 674-7770
day or 674-3570 night. 7-30,8-6
Kitten, six weeks old, black white
and tan, weaned, free to a good
home. Call 762-1928. 7-30,8-6
Beagle mix, free to good home,
preferable to an older couple, fe-
male, three years old, is house
Puppies, yellow and chocolate
labs, will be ready August 8, $100
each. Call 272-0358 after 3 p.n.
Four puppies, Red Nose Pitt
bulldog puppies, four months old,
$100 each. Call 762-8844. 7-30,8-6
Kittens, free to a good home, six
weeks old, litter box trained. Call
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
3 Young Peacocks
Call 643-1756 after 5 p.m.
2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
mobile home, complete-
ly furnished, located at
21389 Pear Road by
Bentley Bluff in Telogia.
Call 510-0932 or
Bulldog, Colby and Carver Pit,
nine months old, female, $75. Call
American Pit Bull terriers, pup-
pies, $50. Call 899-6736. 7-23,7-30
Wanted: Buzz Light Year figurine,
from Disney's Toy Story movies,
good working condition, with all
accessories. Call 379-3744.
Wanted: Old house magazines,
Ladies Home Journal, Southern
Living, Better Homes and Garden,
etc. Call 643-3688. 7-30,8-6
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: 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.
Wanted: We buy junk cars, trucks,
batteries and salvage. We pay top
dollar. Call 643-5791 or 447-2215
ask'for Hubert. 2-20T7-30
Wanted: Junk cars and trucks,
any condition, we pay cash. Call
762-8459 or 272-6836 cell.
Multi-family sale, Saturday, August
2, beginning at 7 a.m. (CT), John G
Bryant Road in Blountstown, watch
for signs, clothes, including plus
sizes, toys, movies, something for
everyone. Call 674-8090. 7-30
Five family sale, Saturday, August
2, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. (ET), corner of Har-
vell St. and Hwy 12 S, next to foot-
ball field, kid clothes and toys, pus
size women's clothes, big men's
clothes, shoes, kitchen items,
household goods and decorations,
toolboxes and tools, furniture, elec-
tronics and movies. Call 643-3618.
Yard sale, Saturday, August 2,
beginning at 7 a.m. (CT), at Cotton
State Insurance Co. in Blountstown
on Hwy 20 South. Call 237-2706.
Yard sale, Saturday, August 2, 7
a.m. 1 p.m. (CT), from Blountstown
to Clarksville- go 4 miles North on
275, from between Blountstown
and Altha- go 4 miles South on 275,
will have furniture, dishes, linens,
clothing for girls, adults and men,
carpet pieces and miscellaneous
items. Call 674-5674. 7-30
Three family sale, Saturday, Au-
gust 2, starting at 7 a.m. (CT), at
C&C Pawn Shop in Blountstown.
Call 237-1558. 7-30
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Four family sale,. Saturday, Au-
gust 2, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. (ET), Hoe-
cake Road, furniture, DVDs, tons
of books (mysteries and romance),
clothes, fabric and quilt scraps,
computers (no hard drives), board
games, VHS tapes and much more.
Call 643-9840. 7-30
Multi-family sale, Saturday, Au-
gust 2, starting at 8 a.m. (CT), vari-
ety of ladies and junior clothing and
shoes, various household items
and miscellaneous, something for
everyone, located on Bridges Av-
en:ue behirid Gas Mart on Hwy 71.:
N in Blountstowri, no early birds
please. Call 674-3627 after 5 p.m.
Yard sale, Friday and Saturday,
August 1' and 2, starting at 8 a.m..
(cT); two and a half miles East of
Altha on George Malloy Lane (Hwy
274, will have signs, books and
more, cancel if rain, no early birds
please. Call 762-3650. 7-30
Multi-family sale, Saturday, Au-
gust 2, starting at 8 a.m. (cT), old
Barn Yard restaurant area. Call
Multi-family sale, Saturday. Au-
gust 2, 8 a m. 7 p.m. I:TI, at the
courthouse in Bristol, cancel Il rain
Yard sale, Saturday, August 2,
starting at 7 p.m., brand named
clothing and shoes for kids adults,
including plus size, lots of home
decorations, furniture, electronics,
appliances, plenty of toys, some-
thing for everyone. CaH 643-1985.
Multi-family sale, Saturday, Au.l
gust 2, 7 a.m. 12 p.m. (cr), 20873
Cedar St., Pine Island in Blount-
stown. Call 674-5583. 7-30
Buy, sell and rhadle with
an ad in The Jouini.al-
FOR SALE OR
RENT TO OWN
3 bedroom, 2 bath
2003 mobile home
on Depot Ave.
$59,000 or $600 month
with $2,000 down.
WE HAVE THE LOT. YOU CHOOSE THE PLAN!!
Pre-sale New Construction in Bristol! Choose 1 of 5 home
plans located on your choice of .50 acres or .75 acres close
to the Elementary School
with paved rd.frontage. Home
prices range from $130K to
$165K. Prices are subject to
amenities chosen with home.
Buyers will have the choice of T 7
a site built-home or modular
home. Minimum square foot-
age required to build is 1,400 sq ft. There are many great
programs for buyers at this time. If you are unsure if you
may qualify for a loan or need
help being pre-qualified, give
us a call as we have informa-
tion on many great programs
We have 2.38 acres avail-
able for purchase, zoned
.E-- hfor mobile homes & site
built homes. Just reduced to
$30,000. If you would like to see our full list of homes & land
visit our Web site at www.calhounlibertyrealty.com.
Plans & Floor plans may change as the photo shown is a rendering
and depending upon buyers options, this rendering may change.
CALHOUN-LIBERTY REALTY, LLC
Holli Revell, Licensed R. E. Broker
Call 674-4622 or 445-0828
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.
Qur primary purpose is tostay sober and help other alcoholics to
If you seerh to be having trouble 'ith your drinking, or if your drinking
-has reached the point where it worries you abit, 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. ,& 7008 /
Dear Citizens of Liberty County,
I would like to thank you for your sup-
port of me as I seek the office of Super-
intendent of Schools. I greatly appreci-
ate those of you who have given me the
opportunity to answer your questions
and listen to your ideas regarding my
campaign and our schools. We have
incredibly smart and talented children,
school employees and citizens here
in Liberty County. I have spoken with
many people, and most people want a
Superintendent of Schools who is ener-
getic, devoted, loyal to our schools, and
has the courage to do what is right for
our children. People also want a school
leader who is accessible to them and
with whom they can speak honestly. I
AM THAT PERSON.
I want the students of Liberty County
to have the greatest spirit and pride in
our schools. I want them to experience
bonfires, dances, parades and good,
clean fun in school like you and I did.
I don't want our children's memories of
school to be preparing for the FCAT. I
want to give our teachers and adminis-
trators the trust, support and guidance
to teach children without having the
pressure of making the grade for a stan-
dardized test. With strong school lead-
ership, teacher training, trust, respect
and students engaging in meaningful,
hands-on educational activities, scor-
ing at the TOP on the FCAT will come
naturally for our students. If each of us
recalls our fondest memories from our
school days, I believe that not one of us
will say that preparing for a test made
us happy. The school experiences we
remember fondly are those fostered by
the teachers, coaches, club sponsors
and administrators who took the time to
care about us, encourage us, believe in
us to do our best (whether in the class-
room or on the football field) or make us
I have run my campaign in a positive
manner based on what I have to offer
our schools and children. I have given
you many. of my ideas for making our
schools a showcase and will continue
to share with you my agenda for SUC-
CESS, which is based on the people
of our community working together
to make our schools ones which edu-
cate children in the best possible way.
I am not running for Superintendent of
Schools because of the salary, the title,
or power. I am running for the children
of Liberty County!
If I am fortunate enough to be elect-
ed as your Superintendent of Schools,
I promise that all decisions I make will
be in the BEST INTEREST OF THE
CHILDREN OF LIBERTY COUNTY. I
have never treated people differently
because of their family or political ties,
race, religion or financial status. Those
of you who know me KNOW that I have
always treated everyone fairly and with
respect. I ask you to tell those who may
not know me what I stand for. I am mak-
ing every effort to visit with everyone
prior to this election, but I may not have
the opportunity to visit every house in
Liberty County. Please call me if you
have questions, concerns or sugges-
tions, and I will speak with you or meet
with you personally. My home phone
number is: (850) 643-5284. Also-
please join me on Friday, August 8th, for
a barbecue in support of my campaign.
I will be available to speak with you and
answer any questions you may have.
With me as our school leader, I be-
lieve that this time next year we'll be the
school district everyone wants to learn
from as a model of excellence in educa-
tion! Please cast your vote for me dur-
ing the early election period of August
11 24th or on August 26th. Thank
Your friend and partner in educating
the children of Liberty County,
a4 i kte
Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park
pavilion in Bristol, in support of Gay Johnson Uzzell for
Liberty County Superintendent of Schools.
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Gay Johnson Uzzell, Democrat, for Superintendent of Schools.
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Lisa Raleigh announces her
candidacy for Circuit Judge
Lisa Raleigh announces her candidacy
for Circuit 14dge, 2nd Judicial Circuit.
Group 7 the seat being vacated by the
retiring Judge Tom Bateman. She is well
qualified to become a judge. For sixteen *
years, Lisa Raleigh has worked for the
Florida Attorney General's Office, serving
four differentAttorneys General. She has a
broad practice background, spanning civil
RICO and consumer fraud to corporate
income tax and environmental protection.
She has also been an associate at the law
firm of Holland & Knight, and was a law
clerk at the firm ofAusley & McMullen.
Lisa has also been active in the community, providing pro bono
legal service for members of our community who cannot afford legal
counsel, serving as Chair of the Florida Bar's Consumer Protection
Law Committee, and volunteering on the board of a local charity.
This past year, she was the Chair of the Rotary's Ramp Up! Project,
which with the help of nearly 300 volunteers, including the Florida
National Guard, built disabled access ramps for every waiting person
in four counties. For this project, the Area Rotary Clubs were awarded
Volunteer of the Year by the Tallahassee Deimocrat in the Civic Club
Prior to entering law school. Lisa sern ed as an Avianon Electronics
Technician in the United States Nav). She \\as sarded the Na\)
Expeditionary Medal, a Meritorious Unit Commendation (both for
Unit actions during the Libyan conflict, Operation Eldorado Canyon),
a Good Conduct Medal and a Sea Service Ribbon.
Lisa has lived in Leon County for more than twenty years. She
has been married for twelve years to her husband, Jim Mc Auley,
and has one son and two step-daughters. While serving on active
duty, she earned a Bachelor of Science through an extension program
offered by the University of the State of New York. She graduated
from Florida State University's College of Law with Honors in 1990,
where she was a Public Service Fellow and an associate articles editor
on the Law Review.
For more information visit: http://www.lisaraleigh.com.
Firefighter Ken Speights answers a child's question about lightning safety last week.
Firefighters and police officers hold
safety program for Sutton Creek kids
Dawn Caloca-Johnson seeks P
Group 4 Circuit Judge seat
Dawn Caloca-Johnson announces her
candidacy for Circuit Judge, 2nd Judicial
Circuit, Group 4 seat. Dawn has the
right experience for the job. For nearly
nine years, Dawn served the 2nd Circuit
as a Magistrate and Hearing Officer.
In 2004, she was promoted by the
Chief Judge to Administrative General
Magistrate. In addition to her very
busy caseload, Dawn's responsibilities
included managing the division's budget,
five other magistrates/hearing officers
and three support staff.
As a Magistrate and Hearing Officer,
Dawn presided over more than 20,000
circuit court cases. She earned an
excellent reputation for being respectful, prepared, carefully listening,
basing her decisions on the evidence presented, and following the
rule of law.
Dawn spent eight years in private practice and has many
experiences that have shaped her character as a person and influenced
her commitment to public service. For eight years Dawn has served
on the Legal Aid Foundation Board of Directors, an organization
dedicated to providing pro bono attorneys for those who cannot afford
representation. During her tenure as President, the organization was
recognized as a non-profit Volunteer of the Year by the Tallahassee
Democrat. She served as a mentor to F.A.M.U. students through her
membership in the Barristers Association. She is a Justice Teaching
Institute volunteer, has served on three Florida Supreme Court
committees and has taught classes at the Florida Supreme Court's
annual Unified Family Court Conference.
Dawn has resided in Tallahassee almost twenty years. She has
been married for thirteen years to her husband, Ken, and has two
daughters, Catherine and Claire. She is the daughter of a retired Air
Force Vietnam Veteran and has lived in many places including the
Middle East. Her parents are residents of Havana. She graduated
Magna Cum Laude from Jacksonville University with a major in
business management and a minor in aviation management, including
a pilot's license. She graduated from the F.S.U. College of Law with
Honors in 1992. She was inducted into numerous honor societies for
her outstanding service to both universities.
For more information visit, www.calocajohnsonforjudge.com.
On Thursday, .July 24th, the
Blountstown Police Department
and Blountstown Fire
Department joined together
to conduct a safety program
at Sutton Creek Apartments
in Blountstown. School
Resource Officer Warren
Tanner (with a little help from
Hot Spot the fire dog) taught
the kids a valuable lesson
in bicycle safety, reminding
them to always wear a helmet.
Blountstown firefighters then
joined SRO Tanner to deliver
three basic Summertime safety
messages on thunderstorm &
lightning safety, fire safety
and dehydration prevention.
The evening program
ended with snacks provided
by the Blountstown Police
PHOTOS COURTESY BEN HALL
the kids what
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ANF gets a little bigger with Leon County purchase
TALLAHASSEE The Apalachicola National
Forest has grown! The Forest Service recently
purchased a piece of property in Leon County known
as the "Simpler Tract" adding 650 acres to the forest's
567,087-acre land base.
Completely surrounded by the Apalachicola
National Forest, the Forest Service has desired
the Simpler Tract for years. With negotiation and
discussion over time, the Forest Service was able
to reach a sales agreement with prior owner Albert
The property's location and abundant natural
resources make it a key addition to the forest and
a momentous purchase. Development of this tract
could have caused adverse effects on the surrounding
public land as well as hindering public recreational
opportunities in thisarea.
The National Forests in Florida look forward to
incorporating these"newly acquired acres into their
management plan and opening it up for public use
The Forest Service seeks any opportunity to
purchase parcels of private land within forest
boundaries to better consolidate the forest.
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H"Liberty County, Florida's Best"
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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TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHIPOLA DINNER/DANCE-Pictured
RAMTUAM'C B are four members of the Villagers: Cliff Ellis of Chipley, Billy Bryan of
AINI II T HA Bascom, Walter Dover of Quincy and George Boyer of Port St. Joe.
Lawn Service. Tickets on sale for
MARIANNA-The Chipola Appreciation Club will host the
"Endless Summer" dinner and dance, Saturday, Aug. 23.
The event will reunite old Chipola friends and alumni for a relaxing
evening to benefit the college's athletic programs.
The Beach Boys' "Endless Summer" album was released in 1974.
Chipola College began in 1947. Event organizer Robert Trammell,
says, "The Endless Summer album brings to mind a simpler time, and
while music has evolved during Chipola's 60 years, the bonds and
friendships built at this little college have remained strong."
The Ivey Brothers band will provide the-perfect musical backdrop
for the occasion. A regional favorite since 1965, their versatile
repertoire became well known in the club scene in the 70's and 80's,
and a local hit "It's Not Worth the Pain" in 1978 made the group's
fame complete. The Iveys have played with and backed "The Pointer
Sisters," "The Coasters," "Jeannie Pruitt," "Billy Crash Craddock,"
and "The Platters."
The Iveys will be joined by The Villagers, another popular Chipola
band from the 1960's. The Villagers, will reunite for a special set four
decades after their last performance at the National Guard Armory.
Villagers Cliff Ellis of Chipley, Billy Bryan of Bascom, Allen Myers
of Malone, George Boyer of Port St. Joe, Walter Dover of Quincy
and Andy Murray of Chattahoochee, will perform their hit "Laugh
Kermit Davis, Head Basketball Coach at Middle Tennessee State,
is the special guest for the event. Davis coached alongside Coach
Milton Johnson at Chipola in 1992 and 1993 and served as head
coach in 1994. Davis also coached at LSU, Texas A & M, Idaho and
Tickets are $50 per person with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. Tables
of eight are available for $400. Chipola's favorite cook Bobby Sims
will prepare his famous, mouth-watering barbecue for the dinner.
For ticket information, call Lillie Hamil at 718-2375.
i FREE Peanut Boil &
Watermelon Feast -
Friends, family, supporters and
candidates are invited to come out to
enjoy boiled peanuts, watermelon and
listen to music by a DJ on Saturday,
August 2 at 4 p.m. while supporting
Delores Bryant Davis in her campaign
for Liberty County Property Appraiser.
Located off Revell Farm Loop in
Bristol at 17823 NW Bryant Lane.
For more information, call
Delores at 643-2974
or 556-2357. *
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08 Chevy Impala. silver. 33.376 miles. stk# 32609
08 Chevy Malibu, while. 28,965 miles, stk# 32639
08 Chevy Malibu. gold, 25,491 miles. stk# 32649
08 Dodge Dakota, red, 129,901 miles, stk# 32719
07 Chevy Cobalt, orange. 27,524 miles. stk# 31949
07 Chrysler Sebring, while. 31.236 miles. srk0i 31929
07 Ford F-150, blue, 14,466 miles, stk# 31809
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07 Mercury Grand Marquis. silver. 26,799 miles, sik; 32019
06 Chevy Trailblazer, gray. 57.665 miles, slk# 32129
06 Chevy Uplander. tan. 46.682 miles, stk# 32359
06 Ford Expedition, blue. 34.195 miles. sdtki 32709
06 Ford F-150, red. 67,402 miles, stk# 32009
06 Ford F-150. black, 26,329 miles, slk# 32169
06 Ford F-150, beige. 35.396 miles, stk# 32569
06 Ford Freestyle, silver. 44,513 miles, slk# 31919
06 GMC Envoy, while, 21.207 miles, slk# 32439
06 Kia Sorento. gold. 20,705 miles, stk# 32429
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06 Pontiac Grand Am. black. 49.j23 miles. sLk; 324-191
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05 Ford Explorer. while, 47.420 miles. sik# 32589
05 Ford Freestyle, gray. 60.622 miles, stk# 32349
05 Mercury Mountaineer, blue. 25.985 miles. stk# 32089
04 Chevy K-1500. silver. 106.934 miles. sik# 65103
04 Dodge Durango. blue, 54.408 miles, stke 32059
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04 Jeep Grand Cherokee, whnne. 69,166 miles, sika 32079
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