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to have two guns
arrested at bank
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A 69-year-old Clarksville
woman was arrested Thursday
after she went into Regions
Bank on Pear Street, told an
employee she had two guns
and began talking angrily
about her house being burned,
according to a report from
the Blountstown Police
Diane G. Perry entered DIANE G PERRY
the bank around 2:45 p.m.
and asked to speak with the
manager. When told the manager was not in, Perry
agreed to see Assistant Manager Megan Shiver, who
took her into an office.
After telling Shiver to close the office door, Perry
warned her that she would be in trouble if she didn't do
what she was told, according to the police department
Perry then stated that she had two guns and warned
Shiver not to call police, but the assistant manager
stepped out of the office and instructed a teller to
call 911 and report that an armed suspect was in the
Perry became angry when Shiver returned and
began talking about her house being burned down.
Moments later, officers entered the building and
took Perry into custody. She did not have any weapons,
but she did bring in a couple of containers in a plastic
bag, according to Blountstown Police Chief Glenn
Kimbrel. "She said it was evidence as to who had
burned her house and she wanted a bank employee to
call Homeland Security," he said.
"Although she made the comment 'I'm armed' there
were not any guns present and she didn't say she was
going to rob the bank," the chief stated.
Kimbel said the woman was hostile and "somewhat
resisted our orders to comply" when they took her into
custody. "We just physically picked her up from the
chair she was sitting in, handcuffed her and had to
walk her out," he said.
Perry was charged with one count of aggravated
assault and one count of attempted armed robbery.
She was taken to the Calhoun County Jail and later
transferred to the women's unit at the Liberty County
E C: -LIBRiTY
, == Volume 28, Number 52 Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 ,
A little girl lifts her hands to touch the "snow" that was created to add to the holiday
atmosphere at last week's Christmas Children's Village at the Pahhandle Pioneer
Settlement in Blountstown. More photos on page 17. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTO
Inmate captured after fleeing work detail
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Searchers were busy combing the
woods north of Bristol Tuesday after
an inmate from Liberty Correctional
work camp slipped away from a
work assignment at the Nature
William D. Puckett, 44, went missing
around 10:25 a:m. He was captured at
4:38 p.m. in the Turkey Creek area
by Officer Shorty Messer of Liberty
Correctional Institution and his tracking
dog, "B.B." after being spotted from the
air by the- Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office helicopter. Messer was assisted
by officers from Franklin Correctional
Tracking dog teams from local law
enforcement agencies searched the
north side of State Road 20, just east
of Turkey Creek Road on Tuesday for
several hours aided by sweeps over the
woods by the helicopter.
The inmate, described as a 6' 2"
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white male with brown hair and brown
eyes, had a red backpack stuffed
full with clothing that he apparently
found on the conservancy property.
Puckett, who has a lengthy criminal
history, was at Liberty Correctional
Institution for about a week before being
transferred to the work camp on Nov.
12, according to Dept. of Corrections
spokeswoman Paula Bryant.
He was serving a 10-year sentence
for grand theft of a motor vehicle,
trafficking in stolen property and
driving with a suspended or revoked
license in Brevard County, she said.
His tentative release date was Dec.
Bryant said Puckett had previously
served time at Liberty Correctional and
had also been an inmate at Wakulla
Trackers recovered the missing
inmate's shirt and found where he
had stopped to eat lunch before his
Community Calendar. ..4
Correctional officers escort William D. Puckett out of the woods following his
capture Tuesday afternoon. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
capture. as well as members of the Liberty
Assisting in the hunt, were prison dog County and Calhoun County sheriff's
tracking teams from ACI, Calhoun, departments and the Blountstown
Gulf, Jackson and Wakulla counties Police Department.
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Man who threatened to jump off
bridge kicks out patrol car window
A man who was seen standing
on the bridge at Ten Mile
Creek, holding a beer bottle
and threatening to kill himself
was taken into custody for his
own protection last week but he
didn't go willingly, according
to a report from the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office.
The woman who found
him called for help and
then put him on the phone
with the 911 dispatcher. The
man stated to the dispatcher
that he was going to jump.
A deputy was sent to the
area and found 41-year-old Joe
Anthony Purswell standing next
to the creek. The deputy's report
noted that the man appeared
intoxicated, was crying and said
he didn't want to live.
The deputy picked up
Purswell's belongings, which
included a tent, tools and large
amounts ofclothing, and saidthey
would be taken to the sheriff's
office for safekeeping.
Purswell agreed to go to the
jail and wait as paperwork was
filled out to allow him to receive
Once he got there, he had a
change of heart when he saw his
possessions being moved. He
began cursing and demanded
When the paperwork was
completed, an officer escorted
him to a patrol car for transport
but Purswell became combative
by yelling and pulling away.
Once inside the vehicle, Purswell
began kicking the rear driver's
side window and pushed the
glass out of the frame.
He was charged with resisting
arrest and criminal mischief.
Parents say kids threatened by man with knife
Complaints from worried
parents resulted in the arrest of a
man who admitted he had pulled
a knife on a group of kids playing
in the road on Magnolia Street in
Pine Island last week.
A deputy arrived Dec. 17 to
find Keith Ashlock sitting on
a bicycle in the road. A second
man standing nearby said he was
there to make sure Ashlock did
When, asked if he had any
knives in his possession, Ashlock
handed over two knives to the
deputy, pulling both from his left
front pants pocket.
Several children stated that
Ashlock had scared them by
pulling out a knife. Four of the
children gave statements that
Ashlock was repeatedly riding
through their game in the street
even after they asked him to stop.
At one point, Ashlock was hit by a
basketball being thrown from one
child to another, and reacted by
pulling out a knife, they said.
During an interview at the
jail, Ashlock admitted to taking
out the knife and said he became
angry when the ball hit him. He
said he threatened to pop the ball
with the knife.
One charged with trespassing
at Liberty County High School
A man accompanied by a juvenile was taken into custody last
week after he walked onto the campus at Liberty County High
School, according to a report from the Liberty County Sheriff's
Maurice Curry was charged with trespass on the grounds of a school
and disturbing a school function.
According to the arrest report, Curry and an unnamed juvenile
arrived at the school around 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17. An instructor saw
the pair walking in the school hallway, where they stopped him to
ask directions to the front office.
When they realized the teacher was following them as they walked
away, they ran from the building, disrupting a group of students taking
a midterm test.
A deputy later located the two at a trailer on Hwy. 12 North.
The two stated that they had gone to the high school to talk with
two students and identified themselves as gang members, according
to the arrest report.
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He was charged with four
counts of aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon.
Changing date on
to forgery arrest
A man who told deputies
that his prescription had gotten
wet and the date for it to be
filled was smeared was arrested
after a phone call to his doctor
concluded that he tried to use
the post-dated prescription a few
days too early.
Henry Fain, 37, was charged
with forgery and uttering after
the date on the prescription was
altered, according to an arrest
The Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office was notified by
a Blountstown pharmacist who
was asked to fill the prescription
for Lortab on Oct. 24.
The date on the paper had
specified that it not be filled
before Oct. 27 but it was apparent
that the number and been changed
to 23, according to a report from
the sheriff's office.
*Heather Lynn Pierce, battery, CCSO.
*Willie Cornelius Snell, child support, CCSO.
*Jackie Dale Reagan, Ill, failure to appear (7
*Joe Anthony Purswell, criminal mischief,
*Keith Allen Ashlock, aggravated assault with
deadly weapon (4 times), CCSO.
*Andrea J. Jackson, retail theft, battery,
*Diane Perry, aggravated assault, attempted
armed robbery, BPD.
*Albert Milton, VOCP, BPD.
*Henry Fain, forgery, uttering, VOCP, CCSO.
*Calvin Martin, failure to appear (warrant),
*Justiniano Perez-Lopez, no valid driver license,
reckless driving, CCSO.
*Meliekia Martin, trespass after warning, BPD.
*Erin R. Wells, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Heather L. Pierce, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Darby White, felony child abuse (3 counts),
*Andrea J. Jackson, holding for CCSO,
*Diane G. Perry, holding for CCSO, BPD.
*Corey McCullough, VOP (state), LCSO.
*Maurice Curry, trespass on school grounds,
disturbing school function, LCSO.
*Meliekia Martin, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent unfl proven guilty.
Blountstown Police Dept.
Dec. 15 through Dec. 21, 2008
Accidents...........02 Traffic Citations.................10
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)..:...95
Business alarms.....04 Residential alarms..........00
Complaints......................................... ............ 136
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DECEMBER 24, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
S The Calhoun CountyClerk ofCourt's Office will be closed a
on Wednesday, Dec. 24, Thursday, Dec. 25 and Friday,
Dec.26 forthe Christmas Holiday. We will alsobe
closed on New Year's Dayand resume normal business
hours on Jan. 2,2009. We would like to wish everyone a
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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The Liberty County
would like to wish you and your family
Street in Bristol
The City of /, ro
will hold T
residential customers only
This is free of charge and will be held
Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 thru
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
PICK UP ITEMS:
Couches, Old Beds, Bicycles, Appliances,
Air Conditioners, Miscellaneous Junk.
WILL NOT PICK UP:
Chemicals/Paints, Batteries, Tires, Building
Debris, Commercial or Construction Debris.
Place all items at the curb-side for pick-up.
Separate all appliance items and all limbs/yard
debris and they will be picked up.
Yard debris (limbs, leaves, etc.)
will be picked up. on Mondays.
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Applications for the
hunts at Preserve
are now available
by Kenny Barker
Applications for the first supervised
youth hunts at Babcock Ranch Preserve
are now available at all tax collectors'
offices and online from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Ten lucky youngsters will be chosen for
each of ithe Mo quail hunts and se en for
each of the two spring turkey hunts. .\[ll
thunters %kill be chosen through a rindomi
dia\\ in .All hunts are thrce-da\ events
To he eligible for these- hunt, j applicants
imust he at least 12 ',eas old b\ tlIe flist
da\ of the hunt the'. are apple\ ing for and
under h ',ears old on the last da', of the
hunt for which h the\ appl\
Each permit allows onl\ one \outhl to
hunt %\ ho must be accompanied b', an
adultt uLper isor \\ ho0 must be at least I.
',eli old The accompin' inan adult is not
pennitted to hunt
No license or permnnit i required of tle
super'.n ismnr adult. Peiinited '.outh.s and
adults \ Ill be guided during thie hunts. Tihe
Oruthls and adults ajc required 1i attend an
oi ent.rtion the Fnrid.\ eening befori'e the
scheduled S.mirlda, md Stinda', hunts
Priinit c c: nmpl itest for selecties .'ll
Qu.ill hIunt applications ia', be
submitted hion lii .i.n EST, Dec 22.
thrliol 1 1 5I0 p num EST. jai 15 ()uail
hutnts mill occur F;b 2-22. anmd Feb 2'-
Spring rurke, hunt applicaliuns ma:,
be subhmitted tTOrin la mi. EST. J.in 21
thlroul 11 5 I p in. EST. Feb. h TIuke-,
lhumi\ 'ill orccir Nljichr 2n-22 n11d Nl I i
ninee applications .an be obtained and
submitned b', % Sitinc v\\ i t ildlitelicense
comi then selecting "Flonda" and clioo.sin'
'(Quota Hunt Pennits
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011 Florida Iuiltlln' opiportlul ties. 1 r1Sit
\I, F\\ 01C co liumiii oi coirtact ,iir
nearest F\\( c' recionil office.
Shelby White kills
first buck Dec. 13
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Shelby White killed her first buck
on Saturday. Dec. 13 while hunting
with her dad. Shelby celebrated her
14th birthday on Dec. 22. She is
the daughter of Eddie Joe and Lynn
White of Hoslord and she enjoys
all recreational activities, especially
hunting with her dad.
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL
POSTMASTER: Send address corrections
to. P.O. Box 536. Bristol, FL 32321.
4-'ave a Merry
Dance 6 12pm Amerrican Legion Hall in Blounisiran
SCalhoun Co. Children's Coalition. 9 a mn W T rI.al C":.%i Center
Dance r 1'p r n-I.r-,crin LCi n HaiH, IC- ?;lunlrri:.2n
the Church of your .
choice this Sunday
* Walk-A-Weigh Program. 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Altha Boy Scouts. 5:30 p.m.. Altha Volunleer Fire Department
* AA, 6 30 p.m., Liberty Co. Courthouse west side enirancel
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A benefit lunch is planned for Friday,
Jan. 9, 2009 in order to help Jerry Mazerac
and his family with expenses during his
Smoked chicken plates consisting of
chicken, potato salad, baked beans, cake
and roll will sell for only $6.
We will have volunteers to deliver
plates if you would like to order int Please
hj\ e three or more orders to one location
if delier-, is needed.
To order ',our lunch. please call 6-4-
4 lh3 or ot''4-SS- Plites may be purchased
at the corner of 'H\\. 1 & Hwy. 20. The
Blountsrto\\n Police Department is in
charge of cooking.
The iCalhoun County Senior Citizens
Staft & Board of Dtrectors iwill be assisting
in the hindraisei also If onu would d like
to make a donation, kind\ drop off \our
donation at lrX59 NE C:aison Street,
Blountstro% n. Thariks to the coinunuinrN
tfor \our support'
Schedule for the
Mobile and Center
Please cli'e hlood at ont center in
N1irairna located at 25(i3 Commercial
Park Dri. e. NlondaJ, -Fridaf tironm a m
to 6 p.in Look for the blood mobile in
the follow ing areas:
Sunday Dec. 28 St Joseph The
workerr 8-30i a im to I p mn ui Chiplet
Tuesday. Dec. 30 Mlrianna \\alNlart
.1 i[i t0r I p li L- cnt' il-.>' opein d
Wednesday. Dec. 31 iLuple\ WaNlarut
10 am i to 3 p.m.. Center also opened
Thursday. Jan. I Center Closed
Friday. Jan 2 Centet open
For more information oin donating.
contact the Souttheastern Commnunit\
Blood center at 52t-4403.
tryouts Jan. 10
Tler Talljlussee Thunderlts 14U girls
fastpitch ioftball tea \\\ill\\ be hlinldg
ryouis lJan. 10i at II a.m at Chiles High
School in Tallabhassee Plaiers miut be
dedicated, driven and dependable.
If \ion would like to tr out at an earlier
date. please contact the coach at 850-566-
326 1 .
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
Debbie Duggar....Production Assistant
OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m..M-F,
Saturday from 9 a.mr. until 1 p.m.
DECEMBER 24,2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5
The Children and Choir of Corinth
Baptist Church recently presented
the Christmas cantata "The Gift
Goes On" at Sunday morning
worship service. That evening,
the Children's Ministry presented
"The First Christmas Tree"
originally written by Pat Faircloth.15
Cheri Holliday and Shelley Murray
directed the program and were
assisted by many of our members
to bring together this wonderful
and work at
knew they were Crystal Arnold, R.N. & Rebecca Kever, R.N.
in the midst of a
significant turnaround and moving forward in many positive ways.
We're now helping to provide high quality, courtesy and compas-
sionate care to the citizens of this area, many of them our friends
and family. We're very pleased we made this decision and are
proud to be a member of a great healthcare team! We hope you
don't have to use our services but feel you'll be very pleased if you
do. Calhoun-Liberty IS our hospital.
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Action taken at the end
of the year can'cut taxes
December is the year's-
busiest month for many people,
with holiday-related shopping,
socializing and travel cutting
into already hectic schedules. It
will be tough, but try to set aside
some time before year's end to-
consider taking a few actions that
could seriously lower your 2008
retirement savings: Dec. 31 is
the 2008 contribution deadline
for employer-sponsored 401(k),
403(b) or 457 plans. Remember,
pretax contributions can lower
your taxable income and thereby
lower your federal and state
income tax bills.
And, ifyour employer matches
a portion of your contributions
(a common match is 50 percent
on the first 6 percent of income
saved) and you don't contribute
at least that amount, you could be
forfeiting hundreds or thousands
- of dollars in free money. Ask
your Benefits department if you
can increase your December
paycheck deduction to boost your
The same strategy for reducing
taxable income also works for
Thank you for a wonderful year.
Our family is happy to be a part
of this wonderful community.
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Individual Retirement Accounts
(IRAs), although you have
until April 15, 2009, to open or
contribute to an IRA for 2008 tax
Use up Flexible Spending
Account (FSA) balances. If you
participate in employer-sponsored
health care or dependent care
FSAs that use pretax dollars
to -pay for expenses, timing is
important: You must spend your
account balances before your
employer's deadline (sometimes
up to 75 days into the following
year) or you'll forfeit the balances.
Double-check the deadline with
your Benefits department.
If there's money left in your
Health Care FSA, consider
qualified purchases you could
make before the deadline, such as
eye glasses, contact lenses, braces,
or over-the-counter medicines.
IRS Publication 502 provides
a complete list of allowable
expenses (www.irs.gov). If
you've already exhausted your
2008 FSA account balances, think
about which elective expenses
you could postpone until early /
To learn more about 401(k)
plans and FSAs, visit Practical
Money Skills for Life, Visa's free
personal financial management
If you itemize deductions on
your federal income tax, most
charitable contributions made
to IRS-qualified, tax-exempt
organizations by December
31 are tax-deductible. (See
Publication 78 at www.irs.gov
for a complete list.) Remember,
you need to obtain receipts for
all contributions, including small
cash donations, and only donated
items in good condition are
Financial gift strategy. By law,
you may make financial gifts up to
$12,000 ($24,000 if married and
making joint gifts) per person,
per year, without impacting any
estate taxes in effect when you
die. So if you're planning to leave
money to your children, family
members or anyone else and can
spare the cash right now, this is
a good way to avoid estate taxes
. later on.
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Photos, info sought on Calhoun Co. residents age 90 and over
Calhoun County's Heritage
Book Committee wishes to have
your assistance in compiling
a special section of our forth-
coming history of Calhoun
County. The first part is about
citizens who are now living who
are 90 years of age or older.
Please give the person's full
name, and date of birth. Be sure
to include their maiden name and
all married names for the ladies.
If the person lived to be 90
years of age or older and is now
deceased, please give the full
name, date of birth and date of
death. Calhoun County couples
who are or were married for
50 years or more form another
special section in our book.
Please give the full names of
the bride and the groom, dates
of birth for each, and dates of
death if applicable. Give the date
the marriage took place and the
number of children bom to this
Please type or hand print
clearly all names and dates. Use
the following format for the
dates: month, day and year. An
example is: Jan. 1, 1896. Be sure
that you sign and print your own
name as submitter and give your
telephone number for verification
We need a photograph of the
persons) that we are so very
proud to be able to honor in this
special way. It does not have
The Blue-Springs Society
focused attention on Native
Americans last month. Markie
Parrish, Blue Springs Society
President / State American Indian
Chairman and Dorcas Jackson,
Senior State American Indian
Chairman watched as Marianna
Mayor James B. Wise signed a
proclamation making it American
Indian Heritage Month. At
the Nov. C.A.R. meeting the
program was about the Iroquois
Confederation and the influence
it may have had on the U.S.
On Nov. 15, it was off to
Tallahassee for the Florida
Society Children of the American
Revolution tour of the Museum
of Florida History. The skeleton
of a giant mastodon and-the
Native American exhibits were
fascinating. The section "Florida
Tourist Memorabilia: 1890's to
Present" was of special interest
because the F.S.C.A.R. is currently
raising funds for this section.
Mission San Luis de Apalachee,
a living history museum, was the
next stop. There the group was
seated in the largest council house
in the southeastern United States
to learn about Native American
government. Monica Lowell,
a costumed interpreter, amazed
her listeners as she told how the
council house was constructed
and explained the customs of the
to be one that was taken when
they were what ever age, it can
be one when they were younger.
On the 50th wedding anniversary
photograph it may be when they
celebrated that glorious occasion
or when they first got married or
somewhere in between it is just
up to you. It will be best if you do
not write on the back of the photo
itself, use a label or a Post-it-Note
as sometimes when it is scanned
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If you have a photograph that
you would like to be scanned
to be used for the book, or if
you need assistance with your
information or story please feel
free to ask. Lana Weeks our
Publicity Chairman will be happy
for you to come to her home or
she will come to yours, which
ever is most convenient for you,
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printer/scanner that is easy to take
from place to place.
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is not known.
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attention of : Mrs. Lana Weeks,
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There were few gifts but plenty of fun &
good food in Depression-era Christmas
by Frances Wood Price,
Even before I knew about Christmas
being the time to celebrate the birth of Baby
Jesus, I knew it was a very special season.
My whole neighborhood, which was
made up of my large extended family,
included my grandmother, my aunts and my
uncles and my cousins, all on my Daddy's
side, plus my Mother and my Daddy and
their eight children in our own house. We
laughed a lot and all the children romped
and played together and there was just a
good feeling of love and fellowship and
As an adult I now know that all this
gaiety was due, in part anyway, to the
eggnog that some of the adults enjoyed and
the five gallon jug of "corn buck", a kind
of beer, that my uncle brewed just for the
men. Why even the children were allowed
a teaspoon full of peach brandy, made from
the peelings of fruit that had been canned
during the summer. (Now that was not one
here at the
photo taken a
teaspoon full per day but one teaspoon full
per Christmas season.)
We children got up earlier than usual on Christmas morning,
way before daybreak, and ran into our "front room" which
also happened to be our parent's bedroom, where a big fire
Daddy had built was burning in the fireplace. Since there was
no electricity in our house all the light in the room came from
the fireplace and our parents could watch us from the comfort
of their bed.
SWe had no Christmas tree, in those early years,
and Santa Clause did not come to see us, but
there on a ladder-backed chair near the fireplace,
in a small paper bag, would be a Christmas -
present for each child. This present always --'
contained something good to eat, something we
did not ordinarily get, like an apple or an orange
or maybe a few English walnuts or Brazil nuts
and sometimes a candy peppermint stick too.
All of this was promptly eaten so by daybreak,
Christmas was pretty much over for us.
In more prosperous years there might have
been a small toy in our brown paper bag like a
rubber ball or jacks or a bolo board. Marbles
were a favorite with the boys or a yo-yo or a small, wooden
spinning top. We girls eventually got a box of paper dolls with
sheets of paper clothes to be punched out. And once our little
sister got a real baby doll with eyes that would open and close
and it could cry too! It was funny to hear it cry "Maaa-ma"
when it would get pushed off the bed during the night.
I said Christmas was pretty much over by daybreak but there
was the dinner yet to come which Mother cooked on our wood
burning stove and it filled the whole house with warmth and
good smells. Children hung about in the kitchen till they could
swipe a pinch of something to stop the hunger pains that the
good smells had caused but careful not
to stay too long for fear of being asked
to bring in another bucket of water-from
the hand pump on the porch or some more
stove wood from the wood pile.
The fattening hogs had already been
butchered so there was plenty of meat.
Have you ever tasted a fresh (not cured)
boiled ham? When the meat was tender
Mother would take it from the water and
remove the skin. She would score the
fat layer into a checkerboard pattern and
stick a whole clove into each checker.
Then the ham was baked in the oven
until the fat was all brown and crackly
and the clove flavor permeated the meat
just a bit.
There were fat sausages flavored with
sage and tender pork.loin, floured and
crispy fried and a delicious stew mad
I Price is shown from pork liver, lungs and the pancreas
age of 10 in a with a few chewy boned, short ribs
bout 1943-44. thrown in. This stew was called "hasslet"
and was all spiced up with whole pods of
dried red peppers and the more the stew
was simmered the thicker it got and the better it tasted.
There was plenty of soft baked sweet potatoes from the
potato bank and three-legged iron pots of greens from the
garden, usually collards this time of year. There was always a
big pot of pig tails and rice and if we could afford bananas and
crackers, banana pudding for dessert.
There was pumpkin pudding, that's a pie
without the crust, and stacks of sweet potato
pones each separated by large straws taken from
the sedge broom. These tasty pones were made
from freshly grated raw sweet potatoes, sugar,
-. butter, eggs and spices. If the weather was cold
enough to set it there were bowls of red and green
Jell-O. Remember we had no electricity in our
house and no refrigerator to put the Jell-O in.
There were fluffy hot biscuits and all kinds of
jellies and preserves and freshly churned butter
and thick cream and sweet milk and coffee for
the adults and pickled peaches and cornmeal hoe-
cakes fried golden brown with cracked edges, just
right for pinching.
That is what Christmas was like for one girl some 70-odd
years ago living in the Depression-plagued rural Northwest
Florida, a little girl whose whole world was only 20 miles in
diameter. That was the distance between my father's people
and my mother's people. Back then people lived together and
worked together and shared together and the strong ones carried
the weak ones, and the lazy ones too. About the only place we
ever went was to visit our people. But I can never remember
feeling poor and I can never remember feeling deprived. After
all we had a good home with hard working, committed parents,
and plenty of fellowship we were a FAMILY!
This is one of the many articles to be featured in the upcoming Calhoun County Heritage
Book. For details on submitting your information, see the story at the top of this page.
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We are excited to inform everyone that Breanna's neurosurgery
on Dec. 5 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
was indeed a success! In Sept. after being hospitalized for eight
days, Breanna was diagnosed with "atypical" trigeminal neuralgia
which is extremely rare in adults and rarer in children. After
seeing 26 physicians and specialists in Tallahassee and at Miami
Children's Hospital, she was finally referred to a neurosurgeon at
the University of Miami. During the complex 2 hour and 45 minute
surgery, the neurosurgeon removed three nerves that were causing
the excruciating pain.
The neurological pain diminished two hours after her neurosurgery,
however she is still experiencing mild surgical pain. Her final
appointment with the neurosurgeon in Miami will be Jan. 21.
Breanna is expected to make- a full recovery and return to her
classmates in the seventh grade at Hosford School soon.
Thanks to everyone for the cards, flowers, donations, phone calls
and most of all the prayers during her illness.
Please continue to pray for her speedy recovery and thanks for
being such a caring community.
Bennett, Kim, Breanna and Cierra White
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RIDGE LUCAS FAIRCLOTH
Ridge Lucas Faircloth celebrated his third
birthday on Dec. 1. Ridge is the son of Ryan
and April Faircloth of Bristol. His maternal
grandparents are Donnie and Annette
Phillips of Telogia. His paternal grandparents
are Rickey and Donna Faircloth of Bristol,
great-grandparents include Raymond and
Margaret Faircloth of Bristol, Wright and
Joyce Alexander of Crawfordville, and great-
great-grandmother Daisy Hilton of Ft. Walton
Beach. Ridge loves to play outside and work
at the honey house with his daddy.
Register for Spring classes
at Chipola College January 6
Classes Begin January 7,
\ through January 14
Sydney Sewell celebrated her fifth birthday
on Dec. 16. Sydney is the daughter of
Jeff and Desirae Sewell of Bristol. Her
grandparents are Glenn and Kathy Sewell of
Hosford and Steve and Cin Rider of Panama
City. Her great-grandparents are Faye and
Albert Sewell of Hosford, Fletcher and the
late Pearl Eller of Woodruff, SC and Pearl
and the late J.B. Jones of Tallahassee.
Sydney celebrated her birthday at Veterans
Park with a puppy party. She loves ballet
and playing with her baby sister, Gracey.
RAYLEE MAY RUDD
Shawn and Kathy Rudd of Hosford would
like to announce the birth of their baby
girl, Raylee May, born on Sept. 30 at
Capital Regional Medical in Tallahassee.
Raylee weighed 7 Ibs. and 3 ozs. and
was 20 inches long. After a brief 2 week
stay in the NICU at Tallahassee Memorial
due to breathing difficulties Raylee was
welcomed home by her big brothers,
Chase and Austin along with the rest of the
family. Grandparents are Terry Broxton of
Hosford, Joann Broxton of Fort Myers and
Bobby and Teresa Rhames of Quincy. We
would like to give God thanks for bringing
our baby girl through the first of many
rough patches in her new little life.
CREEDENCE LOYD JORDAN
Crystal and Joshua Jordan of Hosford are please to announce
the birth of their son Creedence Loyd Jordan, born on Oct. 11 at
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Creedence weighed 7 Ibs. and 3
oz. and measured
19.5 inches long.
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James Hammac of i-y
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welcomed home *
by his two year old I
big sister Malaina --' ea .>
for the holidays
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Walden earns Ph.D. joins St. John's
University faculty in New York City
Patrick Roy Walden
completed his Doctor
of Philosophy Degree
from Florida Atlantic
University in Boca Raton
this fall. Dr. Walden is the
son ofMarsha and Ronnie
Stevens of Blountstown
and Kenny and Susan
Walden of Clarksville.
He is the grandson of the
late Donald and Louise
Gregory and Hazel and the late
George "Boy Blue" Walden
of Clarksville. He has since
joined the faculty of St. John's
University's Department of
Communication Sciences and
Disorders in a tenure-track
Assistant Professor position
intNew York City.
Dr. Walden graduated from
Blountstown High School
in 1995 while in Berlin,
Germany completing a one-
year exchange program. After
graduation from BHS, he
completed the Bachelor's of
Arts degree at Florida State
University in Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology in
1999. In 2001, he completed
his graduate studies at New
Mexico State University with
a concentration in Speech-
Dr. Walden worked as a
Pathologist in New Mexico,
Texas, Florida and New York
with a particular emphasis
on treating patients with
swallowing disorders. He
completed his doctoral studies
full-time while also practicing
Dr. Walden's area
of study at Florida
Atlantic was Educational
Leadership: Adult and
He has particular interest
in learning that occurs
: in medical workplaces
between professionals of
He would like to thank
two very special teachers
at BHS who always supported
him and believed in him. First,
he would like to thank Mrs.
Dana Ayers for teaching him
the importance of difference
and the value of culture in
Further, he would like to
thank Mrs. Pam Ayers for
always believing he would one
day grow up to be a scientist.
He also expresses immense
gratitude to his family for their
support throughout the years
and assures them that really
was the last time he plans on
going back to school.
Destiny Clark donates a very
special holiday gift this season
Destiny Clark. a 4th grader atW.R. Tolar School in Bristol, decided
to do a little giving of her own this holiday season.
.- .'" Destiny donated her beautiful blonde
I: 1i ; t. "hair to the Locks of Love foundation.
SLocks of Love is a non-profit
organization that helps children receive
hair pieces that have lost their hair due
This is a wonderful organization and
S' she encourages more of you to donate.
Destiny would also like to tell Mrs.
Rebecca Foran thank you -for her new
.. For more information on the Locks of
Love foundation and how you can make
a difference in a child's life, go to the
web site at, www.LocksofLove.com.
The piano students of Judy
Rankin, performed in their
first recital on Saturday, Dec.
Each student played well-
known Christmas songs to the
delight of a very supportive
Special thanks to the
Bristol United Methodist
Church for the use of their
building and the opportunity
for the students to play their
Front row: Bailey Singletary, Hannah Murray, Allison Myers,
Caroline Carson and Monte Revell. Back Row: Madison
Sessions, Allison Moore, Olivia Black, Ms. Judy Rankin and
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Researchto focus on
TALLAHASSEE -- A Florida
State University researcher is
seeking African-American adult
caregivers who care for a loved
one with dementia at least six
hours a day and have a strong
need to reduce their stress.
Rob Glueckauf, professor of
medical humanities and social
sciences at the Florida State
University College of Medicine,
is researching the best way to
make sure caregivers receive
some care, too. His research will
compare the effects of telephone-
based versus in-person skills
building and support for African-
American dementia caregivers on
changes in emotional distress and
health status over time.
The responsibility of being
a primary caregiver for a loved
one with dementia often comes
with a heavy cost, especially for
who are substantially more likely
than other caregivers to perform
the most demanding tasks.
Interested participants should
call the project staff at (850) 645-
2745 or .(866) 778-2724 (toll-
free), or e-mail william.davis@
med.fsu.edu. Caregivers are
eligible to receive up to $100 for
their.participation in the study.
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,, ~On behalf of Woodmen
Sof the World, Apalachee
Valley VFW Post 12010,
three flag presentations
were made on Friday Dec.
19. One flag was presented
to Reverend Jeff Gardner
(below right) for the Lake
Mystic Cemetery. A flag was
presented to Mayor Betty
Brantley (below left) for the
Bristol Cemetery. Another
flag was presented to the
Credit Union. These flags
replaced their weatherworn
flags. The flags replaced
will be retired in a proper
ceremony at a later date.
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VPW replaces worn flags at three sites
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Fifty-two new troopers ready to hit the streets
TALLAHASSEE The 116th Basic Recruit
Class of the Florida Highway Patrol graduated,
Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Tallahassee Community
College Auditorium. The ceremony took place
at 10 a.m. as family and friends gathered to
celebrate the significant accomplishment.
The class began on June 15 this year as
strangers from around the country gathered at
the Florida Highway Patrol Academy in Havana,
to become members of the 116th recruit class.
They successfully met the demands of 27 weeks
of rigorous training designed to challenge
them academically and physically. They were
awarded the badge of a trooper and were sworn
in as the Florida Highway Patrol's newest
Lt. Governor Jeff Kottcamp spoke to
FHP's newest troopers at the ceremony and
congratulated them on their achievement.
"Florida's Highway Patrol is a vital
component to keeping our state's 18 million
residents and 80 million visitors safe," said Lt.
Governor Kottkamp. "These graduates have chosen one
of the highest callings, a career of public service. We are
very fortunate to have fine men and women who choose
to perform such an important job that requires courage
and patience, as well as sacrifices by their families, on a
Lt. Rasmussen, Captain Crotta and Trooper Oman demonstrate
correct way to roll a patient onto a backboard during FHP tro
Training included topics such as self defense, firearms,
traffic law and crash investigation. Recruits had to
experience the effects of pepper spray and demonstrate
the ability to fight after being exposed.
They learned how to safely operate a vehicle in
adverse conditions. The classroom and hands-on
instruction arms recruits with the skills, abilities
and knowledge they need to serve and protect
residents and visitors in the Sunshine State.
"We are very proud of the men and women
who are taking the oath of office," said Col. John
Czernis, director of the Florida Highway Patrol.
"These men and women will be sent to work
across our state to serve the residents and visitors
of Florida by making our highways safer."
Four members of the graduating class have
family ties to FHP. David Karasek, Jr. is the son
of Lt. Sonja Karasek and retired Capt. David
Karasek, Sr. Mark Castleberry is the son of Lt.
Ron Castleberry and the brother of Trooper John
Castleberry. Candice Wilson is the daughter of
et eTrooper Michelle Wilson. Trooper Lauren Miller's
per father, Thomas Fraclose, decided to join his
daughter on the Patrol and is also graduating.
The Florida Highway Patrol congratulates the
116th recruit class. FHP is very proud of its newest
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GRANDMOTHER IS MISSED
Some people think when you get a gift at
Christmas it's just toys, shoes, or clothes. I
wouldn't give my dad any of them, I would
give him his grandmother back. I would give
him his grandmother back because when my
dad, my mom, my brother, and I went to
the funeral, I looked at my dad. He was sit-
ting down and I saw tears streaming down
lhis face. When I saw the tears I knew how
much she meant to him. When we got home
that night, he told me all about her. He said
"she could make good cakes."
He said "she could make anything and it
would taste great"! So if I could give him
anything, I would give him his grandmother
back. If I could give him his grandmother
back, I know he would be thrilled. I.1 think
remembering someone should be a part of
Christmas. BRYSON HORNE
A DAY OUT FOR MOM
If I could give a special gift to someone for
Christmas this year, I would give a gift to my
mom. I would give my mom one day out of
jail to spend the time of her life with us. It
has been one year since my little sister and I
seen her. We really miss her and I know she
misses us. I write to her sometimes but I
really want to be with her. If I could give my
mom this day, my sister and I would take her
to dizney world for the time of her life. We
would ride the tower of terror first and then
ride the other rides. We would eat nachos
and hotdogs. We would drink milkshakes
and lots of sprite. This gift would make my
mom say, "This has been the best day of my
life." I know that I can't really give this gift
to my mom because of laws and rules but it's
nice to dream. I think my mom will get to
come home next Christmas so maybe I can
give her my gift then. TYREEK SUMNER
THE GIFT OF HAPPINESS
If I could give a special gift to some-
one for Christmas this year, I would give my
friend the gift of happiness. I would give my
friend the best gift of his life, his mom and
My friend.hasn't seen his mom in over a
year and won't see her for-another year. If I
could give my friend his mom for Christmas,
-, -..~ I
that would be the best gift for him. They
probably could go shopping forsome clothes
for him and his sister.
.Most of all her misses his mother so much.
He needs her in his life. Giving my friend the
gift of happiness would also make me happy.
After all they say, "It's better to give than re-
ceive." ROOSEVELT EVERETT
LOVE AND CARE FOR MY FRIEND
If I could give a special gift, it would be
love and care to a friend of mine, because he
doesn't have either one of his parents with
him right now.
His mom and dad are both far away from
home. His mom has been gone ever since
he was three years old. His dad is fighting
in the war. I feel bad for him because he
has no parents and he misses both of them.
His mom can't make ballgames. He proba-
bly doesn't get anything for his birthday. He
doesn't get to see his mom on Mother's Day
and his dad on Father's Day.
Would you like to hear about my friend?
Well here we go! He is fun to be with, he is
funny. He likes to play baseball and loves
having friends. That's why I like him.
I will give him the gift of love and care
by taking him with us places, and having my
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If you have a friend with parents or no
parents, make them feel better by doing
something very special for them. People say,
"It's better to give than to receive."
A NEW RIFLE FOR DAD
If I could give a gift to someone to special
this year for Christmas, it would be to my
dad. His gift would be a new 22 rifle because
he likes to go hunting for deer and hogs. The
reason my dad needs a new gun is because
he let me shoot his old one and he took me
hunting with him. He is the best dad I ever
had. DEVEONTE TAYLOR
A HEALTHY HEART FOR GRANDMA
If I could give any gift in the world, I would
give my grandma a healthy heart. My grand-
ma has a bad heart. She's on medication
and she has to go to the doctor a lot. I would
like her to be around much longer.
The top part of her heart-stopped beat-
ing. She is not doing very well. She has had
many surgeries. Last time she had surgery
she could not walk for three days..
I would like her to be around much longer.
I'm 10 years old and I would like to make
many more good memories.
The special gift I would give my grandma
is a healthy heart. ERIN SCHWENDEMAN
A NEW BEST FRIEND
The special gift I would give is to Virginia
Roy. I would give her a new best friend. She
has been a good friend to me.
One time, I fell on the track and she
helped me up. She said, "Do you need a
friend?" I said, "yes". So she said, "I will be
your friend." So we went to the nurse and
wrapped my leg up because it was damaged.
She helped me down the hall and to P.E. We
were best friends ever since.
Then we heard the bad news. Virginia was
moving to West Virginia! I walked over. to
her I said, "Why are you moving?" She said
she didn't want to, but she had to because
of her mom. Then I told her, "I will really mis
you. You are my best friend I ever had. I
hope you will come back to see us."
She is my friend and I wish her a new best
friend for Christmas and
that she is happy where
she is in West Virginia.
S- COURTNEY NOWLING'
1 WOULD STOP MY
I would give all my
money to my cousin,
Amy to stop her cancer.
I want to stop her cancer
so she will be able to see
her friends, so she can
She wants hair on
her head. So I pray for
her every night, so she
can have hair. She re-
ally wants her brown hair
Amy wants to go back
to school and learn like
everybody else. She
wants to see her parents,
but she's at the hospital
a lot. She misses her
parents really bad. She
wants to be well enough
so her parents would
take her out in public and
don't worry about her.
My cousin Amy is only
three and I want her to
live a healthy life. -
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Volunteers and members of the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office made sure that a big group of local
kids had something special under the tree at last
week's annual Christmas for the Kids event held at
the Pioneer Settlement in. Blountstown. There were
plenty of smiles, along with a few timid souls (like the
little girl at left who covered her eyes before walking
in to talk to Santa) who were in awe of the decorations
that made it look like Santa's home town!
-TONY SHOEMAKER PHOTOS
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Holiday Fun Mrs. Futch's Life Skills class was
treated to a tour of Blountstown last Thursday,
Dec. 18 with Mr. Danny Ryals and his notorious
"Christmas Bus." Final exams were over,
the students' spirits were filled with holiday
merriment and a road trip in the "Christmas Bus"
was the perfect treat for the day. Mrs. Futch
and her class would like to bestow a special ;-
thanks to Mr. Ryals for their annual trip and to
Mrs. Sharon Leonard-McCrone for making the
Pictured: Shay'brisha Koonce, Miranda Cain. Chris
Atkins. Joseph Strong, Raymond Bramrblett, Kenneth
Hopkins, Danny Ryals and Stanley Andreu.
Four Calhoun County teachers earn
National Board Teacher Certification
Four teachers in Calhoun
County School District have
achieved National Board Teacher
Certification. These four teachers
earning national certification are
Russell Baggett and Tina Smith
from Altha School and Melody
Frye and Paulette Bryant from
Blountstown Elementary School.
They join nine other district
national certified teachers: Debra
Betts, Alicia Goodman, Marie
Granger, Barbara Hathaway,
Treva McCroan, Tiffany Nichols,
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Fourth Grade students
recently presented the
at Hosford School.
The musical included
songs such as Holiday
Going on a Sleigh
Ride, and a Super
BHS students gather toys
for sheriff's office program
Kim Taylor, Elizabeth Harmon and Megan Shoemake are
shown with some of the 316 toys that were collected by
Blountstown High School students for the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office Christmas for the Children. This project was
organized by the Student Government Association. For
giving a gift, each student received a homework pass and if
75% of the student body gave a toy, they would receive an
extended break with extra goodies. This has been a yearly
project of the Student Government Association.
LCHS Beta Students send 295 boxes
to Operation Christmas Child project
LCHS Beta students, under
the leadership of Melanie Shuler
as president, partnered with
Tolar School, Liberty Wilderness
Crossroads Camp, Inc. and
some of the local churches to
send 295 boxes with shipping
to Samaritan's Purse for the
annual Operation Christmas
t Everyone involved worked
very hard creating boxes with
toys, clothing, candy and
necessities,, such as soap and
toothbrushes. Many of the young
people involved used their own
earned money to purchase items
for the boxes.
The boxes will be delivered
to children in other countries,
especially those torn by natural
disasters or war. Often the
children will receive only this
one gift for Christmas.
The Beta Club wishes to thank
everyone in the community who
supported the project.
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Liberty County has area's
lowest unemployment rate
from Kenny Griffin,
Chipola Regional Workforce Board
MARIANNA -- Florida's
unemployment rate for Nov.
2008 is 7.3 percent. This
represents 680,000 jobless out
of a labor force of 9,311,000..
The unemployment rate 0.3
percentage point higher that
Oct. rate of 7.0 percent and is
up 2.9 percentage points from
the Nov. 2007. rate. Florida's
Nov. 2008 unemployment rate
is the highest since June 1993,
which was also 7.3 percent.
The states unemployment
rate is 0.6 percentage point
higher than the "national
unemployment rate of 6.7
Each of the 5 counties
that make up the Chipola
Regional Workforce Board
showed a slight increase in
County showed the largest
increase, increasing from 6.8
percent in Oct. 2008 to 7.8
percent in Nov. 2008. Liberty
County continues to have the
lowest unemployment rate in
the region, with a rate of 4.9
rate for Nov. 2008 is -2.6
percent. The rate represents a
loss of 206,900 jobs for Nov.
2007 for a total employment
level of 7,823,200. This is
slower that the national. rate
for Nov., which is -1.4 percent.
The Nov. 2008 job growth
rate continues the trend of
negative over-the-year growth
that began in Sept. 2007,,
primarily due to declines in
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Altha Wildcats defeat LCHS Bulldogs
by Jim Mcintosh
DEC. 11 Without the services of their starting point
guard (Will Rogers) due t6 an illness, other junior varsity
Altha Wildcats stepped up Dec. 11 and defeated the
Liberty County Bulldogs, 37-23. Shooting a sizzling 80
percent from 3-point land and 61 percent from the free
throw line helped the Wildcats earn their third victory of
After the first quarter Altha held a 6-3 lead and they
were ahead 16-12 at halftime. In the third period the
Wildcats put up 12 points to make it a 28-19 ballgame.
Tyler Hamilton led Altha in the scoring department
with 16 points, including a 3-pointer and he was 3-for-3
from the charity stripe. Also, Hamilton pulled down 4
rebounds, had 2 steals, and he blocked a shot attempt.
Filling in for Will Rogers at point guard, Jacob Warner
knocked down 12 points. He cleared 6 rebounds, was
credited with 3 assists and he had 2 steals. Tyler McCoy
chalked up 6 points and he had an assist. Anthony Young
swished his first 3-pointer of the season to round out
The varsity Wildcats came up three points short, 55-52,'
in their first overtime tilt with the Bulldogs.
Altha (0-4) took a 12-9 first quarter lead. But
the Bulldogs (1-6) came back to tie it, 20-20, at the
intermission. The Wildcats held a 33-32 lead in the rhird
stanza and led by 8 points with 1:48 to go, in regulation.
However, starting forward Ethan Byler fouled out before
the fourth quarter ended and Liberty County tied the game,
48-48. Early in overtime Altha's Ethan Ellis fouled out
leaving the Wildcats with only 4 players on the court and
the Bulldogs secured the win.
Liberty County edged Altha in field goal shooting:
52% (22 of 42) to 50% (20 of 40). The Bulldogs made
60% (12 of 20) of their free throws while the Wildcats
connected on only 46% (11 of24). Liberty County made
1 of 8 3-point attempts while Altha misfired on their 3
Jake Edenfield had the hot hand for the Wildcats with
22 points along with 5 rebounds; 3 assists and 3 steals.
Ethan Byler scored his first double-double of the season:
12 points and 10 rebounds. He also had an assist and
a steal. Ethan Ellis notched 8 points, pulled down 2
rebounds, blocked a shot attempt, and he had a steal.
Steven Vassallo chalked up 5 points, snagged 3 rebounds
along with an assist and a steal. Chris Henderson scored
3 points, snagged 5 rebounds and he had an assist and a
steal. Caleb Willis chipped in a field goal and snared a
DEC. 12--Playing at home for the first time this season
against the Sneads Pirates didn't translate into a favorable
result for either Wildcats' team. Altha's junior varsity
suffered their second defeat of the season, 42-18, and the
varsity fell, 55-23.
Altha (3-2) was held scoreless in the first quarter and
Sneads (7-1) took a 16-1 lead into the locker room. In the
third period the Pirates added 8 more points to their side
of the ledger while the Wildcats drew another blank.
Sneads made 46% (11 of 24) of their field goals while,
Altha made 24% (4 of 17). The Wildcats edged the Pirates
at the free throw line: 30% (3 of 10) to 24% (6 of 25).
Beyond the arc Sneads connected on 75% (3 of 4) of their
shots while Altha made 42% (2 of 5).
37-23 on Dec. 11
Jacob Warner led the Wildcats with 12 points and
7 rebounds along with 3 steals. Tyler.McCoy drained
a 3-pointer and he had 2 rebounds as well as 2 steals.
Kenny Johnson chipped in 3-points as well as pulling
down 3 rebounds.
The varsity Pirates (6-2) jumped out to a 23-5 first
quarter lead on their way to a 55-23 District 2-2A win.
Altha (0-5; 0-3, 2-2A) managed only 9 points by
halftime while Sneads had 29 points. The Wildcats could
only muster 3 points at the end of the third stanza while
the Pirates put up 19 points.
Sneads out shot Altha in the field goal department:
46% (15 of 33) to 30% (7 of 23). However, the Wildcats
made-50% (6 of 12) of their free throws while the Pirates
made only 46% (6 of 13). Sneads connected on 50% (6
of 12) of their 3-pointers while Altha managed to make
only 13% (1 of 13).
Jake Edenfield and Stevei Vassallo were the co-leading
scorers for the Wildcats with 8 points apiece. Edenfield
had 3 rebounds and an assist. Vassallo pulled down 2
rebounds. Caleb Willis came away with 5 points, snagged
5 rebounds, and an assist. Ethan Byler rounded out the
scoring with a field goal along with, 3 rebounds, 3 steals,
and he blocked a shot attempt.
After the Christmas holidays the Wildcats will be back
in action in 2009. On Jan. 2 the boys' teams will travel
to Wewa. The Bozeman Bucks come calling on Altha on
Jan. 6. All the junior varsity boys games will begin at 6
p.m. followed by the varsity boys games at 7:30 p.m..
The varsity girls will resume action with two home games.
On Jan. 5 Franklin County comes to The Den for a 5 p.m.
contest and Jan. 6 the Lady Wildcats will host the Lady
Bucks of Bozeman in a 4:30 p.m. tilt.
Merry Christmas and Go Wildcats!
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AVA FAITH ORAMA
VILAS Ava Faith Orama, infant daughter of Charles and
April Orama, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008.
She is survived by her parents and sister,, Imma Orama of Vilas;
paternal grandparents, Isaias and Betty Orama of Hosford, maternal
grandparents, Mike Mercer and Judy Sumner of Hosford, and the
late Darrel Crowe; paternal great-grandparents, Billy Widden of
AZ and Betty Thorn of Hosford; maternal great-grandparents, John
and Doris Crowe of Riverview and Shirley Hinson of Hosford;
maternal great-great grandmother, Eunice Arnold of Hosford; four
aunts, Racheal Orama, Rebekah Orama, LeAnn Orama and Missy
Crowe; three uncles, Jerry Orama, Mathew Bodiford and Craig
Millette; and two cousins, Brison Millette and Jaylen O'Jeda.
Services were held Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at Telogia First
Baptist Church with Reverend Tommy Sumner officiating.
Interment will follow at a later date in McKinnon Family Cemetery
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the
MILDRED LAVON CAIN
KINARD Mildred Lavon Cain, 71, ofKinard died Thursday,
Dec. 18, 2008 at her home. She was born on Nov. 27, 1937 and
had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She was a retired
nurse's aide and a telephone operator at Calhoun Liberty Hospital
in Blountstown for 21 years. She was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include two sons, Justin Cain of Clarksville and
James Cain and his wife, Gwen ofKinard; three daughters, Kathy
Franklin and her husband, Ricky of Kinard, Darlene Layfield and
her husband, Jimmy of Blountstown and Violet Goss and her
husband Seymour of Clarksville; three sisters, Helen Miles and
Dorothy Griffin, both of Kinard and Jessie Mae Lister of Panama
City; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at the graveside of
Cypress Creek Cemetery in Kinard with Chaplain Ronnie Wright
officiating. Interment followed.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the
WILLIE ANGUS HALL
CLARKSVILLE Willie Angus Hall, 74, of Clarksville died
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at his home. A lifelong resident of this
area, he was a truck driver for over 40 years, driving for C.C.
Corbin, Lamar Shelton and Joel Yon. He was also the bass player
for The Rivertown Girls. He. enjoyed playing music, camping,
fishing, working on his motor home as well as watching wrestling
and westerns. Most of all, he loved his family and family get
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Lora Mayo
Hall and one nephew, Troy Johnson.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Bonnie Fowler
Hall of Clarksville; one son,. Tony Hall and his wife, Diane of
Clarksville; one granddaughter, Tiffany Hall; two grandsons,
Matthew and Brandon Hall; three brothers, Brady Hall and his
wife, Ann of Greensboro, Wayne Hall and Jeral Hall, both ofAltha;
two sisters, Joyce Williams and her husband, Tom of Tallahassee,
Thelma Sellers and her husband, Al ofAltha; many neices, nephews
and extended family. He will be sorely missed by his family and
everyone else that knew him.
Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the
Altha Church of God with Reverend Marvin Nichols officiating.
Interment will follow in Poplar Head Baptist Church Cemetery
Hall Funeral Home in Altha is in charge of the arrangements.
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A DAY OFF FOR A
If I could give any gift in the
world, I will give my mom a day
off because she works hard, she
needs a rest, and she takes care
of her children.
My mom needs a day off be-
cause she works hard all day.
She has to work hard at the mill
to chop trees in little pieces. She
does not come home until 5:00
o'clock. When she gets home,
she still has work. She has to
feed her.children dinner and do
the dishes. My mom needs a
rest because she has three chil-
dren to watch after. She's tired
of cooking. She works hard and
comes home late.
Last week we were in bed
when she came home. We did-
not even see her or give her a
kiss or eat dinner.
My mom takes care of her
children, she feeds her children
and does laundry and cleans the
house. Last week my mom was
cleaning the house and after she
was done it sparkled!
My mom deserves a day off
because she works hard, she
needs a rest and she takes care
of her children. That is why she
deserves a day off.
A NEW DOG FOR MOM
If I could give any thing in the
world, I would give a new dog to
my mom. She needs a new dog
because her other dog is old and
wrinkled. That's why my mom
needs a new dog.
She needs a new dog. Her
other dog is wrinkled and her
other dog is old. She love dogs.
She loves to play with them. She
pets them while she's watching
t.v. She needs a
dog to pet when
she is home.
She loves to
take care of her
My mom de-
serves a dog.
I wish I could
get her one. -
A LITTLE AT BLOL
If I can give
someone a special
gift, I will give it to Courtney. She
does not have a little sister and
she needs a play mate. She can
be the best sister ever! She has
a big sister, but she is 23 and
does not play with her. She has
a brother, Kim, that hardly ever
plays with her, either.
The special gift that I would
give to Courtney, is a little sis-
ter. BREANNA CRELLIN
I WILL DO WHAT I CAN TO
SHOW MOM I LOVE HER
If I would give somebody a gift
it would be my mama because
her uncle Perves had past away
long ago, and it's just hard for
her to stop crying. I would give
my mama some love and respect
to make her feel much better.
I'm going to make her feel better
by cleaning up her living room,
cleaning up her bathroom and
her own room. If I could get her
uncle Perves back it will change
her entire life. But I know I can't,
so I will do what I can to show
her I love her and make her feel
better. Christmas is the special
time to show her that I love her
by making cookies for her and
time with her.
help her by
ies for her and
help her with
J her feel better
and show her
that I love and
the time of
year to give
my mama this
present and to
spend a lot of
This is the day to
make her feel much much better
instead of trying to make her un-
cle perves come back alive. But
all I have to do is show her that I
love in respect her that would be
a great present.
A FIREPLACE FOR
If there was one gift I could
give anybody I would give my
grandaddy a fireplace. I would
give my grandaddy a fireplace
because he wouldn't buy one for
himself and he really needs one.
My grandaddy needs a fire-
place because everytime he
builds a fire the house smokes
up, the fire alarm goes off, and
he has to open all the doors. My
grandaddy really needs a new
I think my grandaddy deserves
a fireplace because he loves me
and he wouldn't buy it for him-
self. He always gives to others
and never thinks of himself.
I hope my grandaddy gets a
new fireplace this Christmas. I
would love for him to be able to
be nice and warm
Without him inhail-
ing smoke all the
I WOULD GIVE
If I could give
something it will
be my dad's little
brother. I would,
give him back be-,
cause he is all
alone because he
died of sickness. It
I remember that
11049 NW SR 20 in Bristol Call 643-5454
my dad told me a story. He said
that him and his brother will go
to a lake and he had caught a big
17 pounder smallmouth bass.
But it was pregnet so they put
her back in the water. When I got
nothing to do I would go to my
dad and go fishing with him.
A KAROKE MACHINE
If I could give a gift to a per-
son, I would give it to my best
friend in the whole wide world,
Chelsee McGee. Her special gift
is going to be a karoke machine
because she likes to sing a lot. I
remember that she was singing
in the bathroom when she was in
the shower. Whenever we go to
P.E. and it's choice day, she goes
in Mrs. Kimbrel's singing class to
She said she 'wants a karoke
machine for her birthday or
Christmas,-so she can sing with
it after school. When she gets it
she can sing with it at Church.
She can also sing at school for
the talent show, at birthday par-
ties, and sleepovers.She's my
best friend and she helps me with
my school work. She explains
the morning work, and words
that I don't know. She.also plays
with me at P.E. when I don't have
anything to do. She lets me use
her eraser when I need one.
Whenever I do get it right I tell
her "Thank you! For being the
best friend and for helping me."
I remember when Mr. McClellan
told Chelsee to tutor me on my
math. When the test came I got
a one-hundred and that's why I
told Chelsee "Thanks for helping
me on my math."
She deserves this special gift,
because she makes good grades,
she's a good girl, and she has al-
ways wanted a karoke machine
with two micophones on it. She
never get her apple pulled, She's
nice, and she's a special person
to me. NYKERi1 I PATTERSON
BRING COUSIN HOME
If I could give a special gift
it would be to my cousian be-
cause she has cancer. She is in
the Jacksonville hospital and the
special gift I would give to her is
to bring her back to her house
before Christmas. That is her fa-
vorite day that she gets to see
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Bright, festive hollies add much to the landscape
by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County
Hollies are bright and festive plants that
meet many landscaping needs. They are among
the most common landscape plants used in the
Hollies range from large upright trees to dwarf
spreading shrubs. This diversity in size and form
within the genus Ilex offers great variety for
planting in Northwest Florida. Certain species
do well as hedges, while others are best used
as accent plants. Dwarf species are ideal for
Leaves are either evergreen or deciduous--
meaning the leaves fall off annually. Although
usually depicted with spiny margins, hollies can
be lightly serrated or not at all.
Hollies are dioecious plants meaning that there are
separate male and female plants. It's only the female
plants that produce the beautiful berries. Male plants will
produce white flowers but not fruit. The berries are an
attractive feature of many hollies and colors range from
white, yellow, purple, black and red.
Hollies will tolerate a wide range of light and soil
conditions. They require minimal pruning, except to train
the plants for special purposes or to remove diseased or
Hollies do best if planted between November and
March. Well-drained soils are essential and slightly acidic
soils with high fertility are desirable. Care should be taken
not to waterlog the soil.
Diseases and insects are not a major problem on hollies.
The most common insect pests include scale, mites and
spittlebugs. Diseases known to attack hollies include
twig dieback, stem gall and root rot. Root rots are usually
associated with hollies planted in poorly drained wet soils.
Among the hollies that do well are many native species.
Using local choices will insure that the plant is
adapted to your landscape. Some recommended
hollies for Northwest Florida include:
American holly (Ilex opaca) grows throughout
* A the eastern United States, and is the common
holly associated with Christmas. With its spiny
leaves and red or yellow fruit, it can be a premier
accent tree in the landscape. It does not do as
well in alkaline soils but takes well to a variety
of light conditions. Over a thousand cultivars of
this species have been-developed.
Dahoon holly (Ilex cassine) grows throughout
Florida and is an ideal choice for a specimen or
street tree. The light green leaves have a hint of
stickers on their edges.
Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) is a native
holly that can be a small shrub or a small tree,
depending on the variety. The small gray-green
leaves lack thorns and produce red berries
enjoyed by wildlife. Many cultivars and varieties
exist. 'Pendula' is a large weeping form with red fruit.
'Schillings' is one of the best compact forms, reaching
only 3 to 4 foot high and wide.
'Nellie R. Stevens' is the grand dame of landscape
hollies. It is actually a hybrid. It is upright and pyramidal
with dark green leaves and is an excellent red fruiting
Once your holly is happily established in your yard,
use the attractive foliage in indoor arrangements or enjoy
watching birds feed on the berries outside.
Hydroponics & greenhouse systems for small farm production
by: Bob Hochmuth,
multicounty extension agent
UF/IFAS North Florida
Research and Education
Center Suwannee Valley
Florida is well-known
as a leading state for
field production of
vegetables, but you may
be surprised to learn it's
also a leading producer
fruits, vegetables, herbs
and specialty crops.
crop production has
grown from about 30
acres in the 1970s to
almost 100 acres today,
valued at about $15
million in annual sales.
There are several
reasons for the success
of this industry:
climate allows production
in the winter, with low
- heat inputs. Much of
the year here consists of
sunny days, with longer
periods of daylight than
in northern states.
have ready access to
markets in many major
metropolitan areas in the
Southeast and in Florida itself.
Our state has readily available
high-quality water and a good
equipment and supply industry.
Operations range from small
single greenhouse units to multi-
bay operations 5 acres or more
in size. Primary crops include'
colored bell peppers, herbs,
tomatoes, European cucumbers
and lettuce. Other specialty crops
produced include strawberries,
baby squash, eggplants, specialty
greens, edible flowers and cut
Vertical production systems, such as the ones seen
here, can be a boon to greenhouse growers because
they use little floor space. This photo shows edible
flowers, a specialty crop studied at the University
of Florida's North Florida Research and Education
Center Suwannee Valley in Live Oak.
PHOTO BY BOB HOCHMUTH
The primaryproduction systems
used commercially include layflat invest
bag culture or upright containers Continu
filled with soilless media such grown
as perlite, composted pine bark, consum
rock wool, peat mixes or coconut increase
coir. Nutrient film technique, farmers
which uses nutrient solution outdoors
flowing down small channels, or soil
is also popular for lettuce and Learn n
certain herbs including basil. r ,
An especially popular option thofidegh
for small farmers is the floating
system which uses a sheet of virtualfi
styrofoarn to float the plants on An
a pool of nutrient solution. This works
simple system requires
no pumps or electricity.
Many producers with
space or who want to
grow outdoors can take
advantage of vertical
utilizing a variety of
The University of
Florida's Institute of
Sciences has provided
continuous support for
this industry through its
research and extension.
greenhouse facilities in
Live Oak and Citra.
Besides the nearly
100 acres of greenhouse
crops, Florida has
a large amount of
outdoors, under open
shade structures or
in walk-in plastic
tunnels using the same
systems. Florida's mild
climate makes outdoor
production an excellent
way to get started
without the major
nent of a greenhouse.
ling demand for locally
crops for direct-to-
er sales has dramatically
ed the number of small
getting into production
s, using vertical, floating
ess container systems.
aore about hydroponics
a new Web-based series
s and learning modules at
hop and one-day tour
for new hydroponic farmers March 16-18, 2009. You can learn
will be offered at the North more about it at the Florida Small
Florida Research and Education- Farms andAltemative Enterprises
Suwannee Valley in Live Oak on Web site at smallfarms.ifas.ufl.
Small farms, alternative enterprises
conference planned in Kissimmee
On Aug. 1-2, 2009, the first Florida Small Farms and Alternative
Enterprises Conference will be held at Osceola Heritage Park in
Kissimmee. The event will feature exhibitors, educational sessions
All Florida farmers are invited to attend. Visit the conference Web
site at smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu.
For information on conference sponsorship or being an exhibitor,
contact Bob Hochmuth, 386-362-1725 or email to:bobhoch@ufl.
SWe Want to
wish you a
At this busy time of year, when everyone is
sprucing up for christrias, goodwill and gratitude
would certainly come in handyandy, we've got
plenty to spread around!
tTo all those who've passed through our doors
this year, we offer our best wishes and thanks.
SxIt's always a pleasure serving you.
&/ / Merry Chr7stmas from
M1th98NS, Heather and taff.
We close at I p.m. on Christmas eve
fand reopen Friday, Dec. 26 and close
at 4 p.m. on New Year's eve andre-
1, ^, open Friday, Jan. 2.
Stricklands's Ace Hardware
S10898 NW SR 20 *Bristol
DECEMBER 24, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25
The Liberty County Courthouse (above) takes on
a dramatic look after hours bathed in the glow
of holiday lights in the trees and bushes around
the base of the building. Some Liberty County
homeowners have made their homes especially
festive (below). A manager scene (at right) sets
a solemn tone in Hosford.
Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 24, 2008
TRAILER FOR RENT
Two bedroom, two bath-
room mobile home for
rent located six miles
north of Blountstown on
HWY 69 north. Water,
sewer, and grass mow-
ing provided. Deposit
required. No pets.
Two and three
in Altha, very nice.
Ra Y Sale r
-Square Bales 54
-Round Bales s30-140
Hay Bales 16.50
2 bedroom house
with a large
Call 674-8081 or
$159 QUEEN PILLOWTOP
mattress & box. Manufac-
warranty. 222-7783. Deliv-
$499 Sofa/Loveseat Micro-
fiber set. Still in crate. never
used. Can deliver 545-7112.
Must move tmis week!
8pc KING sz bdrm set. Sol-
id wood dovelailed drawers.
New still in packaging. Worth
$4k give away $1499. Can
A NEW Queen Orthopedic
Pillowlop mattress set in
sealed plastic w/ warranty.
Sacrifice $270. Can deliver.
Brand NEW KING PILLOW-
TOP MATTRESS SET, still
in plastic w' warranty. $299 *
425-8374. Can deliver.
Formal Dining Room Table,
6 chairs & china cabinet.
NEW IN BOXES. $750. Can
FULL $139/TWIN $99 mat-
tress w/ matching boxspring.
BRAND NEW with warranty.
Delivery available 222-7783
MUST SACRIFICE: Pub Ta-
ble Set, Solid Wood. Brand
New $149. 545-7112
SOFA & LOVESEAT- 100-
all LEATHER, matching set.
must sell. $799. never used.
in crates. 222-7783. Delivery
Solid Wood Sleigh Bed-
room Set. English Dovetail
Drawers. High Quality Con-
struction. Beautiful sell
$599. Delivery available.
ITEMS FOR SALE
Tabletop Christmas tree with
lights and decorations, $5. High
chair, $12; baby buggy, $40. Call
Graco Pack 'n play, navy blue
with bassinet, $50. Call 762-8104
MP3 player, $25. Call 762-8104.
Maternity clothes, sized M to L.
Little boys clothes, newborn to 24
months. Call 899-1432. 12-24,12-31
Three white fake fur short jackets,
size small, $35. Call 762-8343.
200 metal fold up chai
new, $7 each. Call 379-f
Pool table, 7' x 35", two cue sticks,
billiard balls and plastic triangle,
$250 OBO. Call 674-1277.
Pool table, one-inch slate
Brunswick regulation size, $450.
Call 674-3322. 12-17,12-24
Manual treadmill by Denise Austin,
like new, only used a few times due
to back problems, folds up flat,
comes with owner's manual, $50.
Call 762-3264. 12-17, 12-24
O'Neal motorcross boots, new,
men's size 10, $40. Call 379-
Children's clothes, around size
6, various children's toys. Can be
used as Christmas gifts. Call 379-
Dell computer with flat screen,
eight months old, $250. Call 762-
4580. 12-17, 12-24
Dresser and side table, free. Call
674-5696 or 693-5898
Loveseat, tan with navy stripes,
includes four throw pillows, $75.
Call 237-1762. 12-17,12-24
Queen size bed, dresser, mirror
arid armoire for sale: $600. call
643-5886 or 643-2336. 12-17& 12-24
'91 OldSmobile Cutlass, four door,
6 cyl., runs good, $1,500. Call 762-
1977 Plymouth Volare, $500
OBO. Call 237-1689. 12-24,12-31
Antique car, 1979 Caprice Classic,
98K original miles, good shape,
A/C, electric windows, $900. Call
2000 Volkswagen Beetle, $6,500.
Call 643-1959. 12-17, 12-24
1995 Chrysler New Yorker, interior
and exterior good condition, needs
oil pump, good on gas, A/C and
heater works good, $1,800 OBO.
Call 237-1659 ask for Rachel.
2002 Honda Civic EX, v-tech 1.7
liter, 5-speed, 17 inch wheels with
new tires, and much more. Call
1998 Nissan Frontier, new tires,
good shape, good hunting truck,
$3,300. Call 447-1572. 12-24,12-31
1998 Chevy Blazer, 4.3 liter,
Vortek, fully loaded, all leather,
4WD, $4,500. Call 762-3726 or
209-6716. 12-24, 12-31
1995 F-150 King.Cab, excellent
condition, new motor, $2,500. Call
379-8383. 12-17, 12-24
2003 F-250 Crew Cab XLT, leather
seats, 4-WD, 68,000 miles, $15,000
firm. Call 643-6589 12-17,12-24
AUTO PARTS &
2004 Car bra, kept under carport,
$100 OBO, color black. Call 850-
5-speed transmission 4-WD, for
Toyota pick up, good condition,
$500. Call 674-6940. 12-24, 12-31
Four truck tires; size T265-70R17,
$50. Call 643-5128. 12-24,12-31
Ruger 243 MK77, bolt action, with
sling and 3x9x40 Bushnell scope,
$300. Call 509-9187. 12-24, 12-31
Connex CB radio, high power, 350
watt linear, all cable and antenna,
$250. Call 762-3726 or 209-
To Our Liberty County
and City of Bristol
Waste Pro Customers
Due to the Christmas & New Years Holidays,
your Solid Waste pickup will be one day behind.
Current Day Holiday
of Service Service
Friday Saturday -1
The Liberty County Landfill will
be closed Thursday, Dec. 25 and
Saturday, Dec. 27 in observance of
the Christmas holidays. Recycling for
Thursday will be picked up Friday,
Dec. 26. If you have any questions,
call Danny Earnest at 643-3777.
DECEMBER 24, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27
Week ofDec. 21 to Dec. 27
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You'll be in a great mood this
week, Aries. Pick a tough obstacle
out of a hat iand you'll sail
through with flying colors. Your
invincibility does not
extend to your love life.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
If you're looking for more privacy
in your life this week, Taurus, you
simply have to ask for it. Others
cannot read your mind. Energy is
high on Wednesday.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, follow your instincts to
stay at home or work rather than
follow your friends out for
recreational activities. Your
mentality will pay off.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul22
You need to lay down the law with
others, Cancer. Don't expect your
edict to be well received, however.
But things need to be said and
you're the only one to say them.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, you can feel restrictions
easing up and you're ready to take
some positive action. These next
few days will be inspirational and
ones full of exciting changes.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
This is a good time to branch out
into the aesthetics, Virgo. Find an
activity that fuels your passion
and explore all the options
surrounding it. You may find -
Gemini shares your vision.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
It's time to get serious with your
romantic partner, family or kids,
Libra. There's something impor-
tant you have to discuss and you
need to set the tone for
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, this week your height-
ened sense of intuition enables
you to help a friend. While you
are generally self-reliant, you may
have to ask a friend for
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
This week people are harder to
deal with than usual and you're
working double-time to get them
-back on your side, Sagittarius.
Don't be disappointed if
your efforts wane.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You're.as smart as you feel,
Capricorn. Sometimes intelligence
is more about life experiences than
book learning. It pays to
remember that this week.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You need to surround yourself
with people who think like you
do this week, Aquarius. You can
benefit from the companionship
and sharing of ideas.
2001 Harley Davidson XLH
Custom Sportster, 1200 EVO,
pearl white, must see to appreciate,
$3,500. Call 643-5976. 12-17,12-24
70 CC Baha dirt bike, like new
$550 OBb. Call 762-4678.
Firehawk scooter, like new, paid
$750 asking $450. Call 379-
TTR 125 dirt bike, excellent
condition, $750. Call 447-3824 or
TOOLS AND HEAVY
M180 AC Arc Welder, 550 Oliver
tractor, runs good.- Call 526-1753
Husqvarna Lawn mower, zero
turn. 48" deck with 3 hard bag
system, works great, 17 horse
Koler, good condition, $1,300. Call
592-5780 or 573-3029. 12-24,12-31
Small utility trailer, good condition,
$250. Call 762-3726 or 209-
. Two Sfihl Commercial back pack
.. blowers, $175. each or $300 for
both. Call 643-6589 12-17,12-24
LOST & FOUND
Lost dog: $300 reward f
and any information leadi
arrest in the theft of 2-1/2
Pincher-Terrier cross mn
color, Stolen from Hwy. 2
is approximately 13 inches
legs, short stub tail, white
chest, goes by 'Roscoe.'
21/2- year-old child. If reti
questions asked. Call 7
299-6620 or 299-6394
Lost Dec. 16: Three-mu
White English Bulldog,
answers to 'Charlie', lost in
area of Calhoun Co. off Ke
ng to the
i Fox Pen
Kids miss her very much. Call209- Black young cat, free
3588 or 762-4059. 12- home. Call 237-1378.
Diamond gold engagement/
wedding ring, single stone. In the
Bristol vicinity on Thursday, Dec. 4.
Call 643-5126. 12-17,12-24
Male cat, blonde color, name
Spider, in the vicinity of South
Street in Blountstown. Call 674-
'8036. 12-17, 12-24
HOMES & LAND
Furnished, 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath
house, with closed in front porch
and nice yard. Located off of-
South Pear street in Blountstown,
$52,000. Call 674-3009.12-24,12-31
Hosford, 1.4 acres. Call 643-
Big lot on Chipola River, located
in Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
Medium size white dog with
brown spots, needs loving home.
She is located on the vacant lot in
front of LCHS at the intersection of
Hwy. 12N and Hwy. 20 where she
has been being fed for the past
two months. Please be a good
Samaritan and adopt this lonely,
sweet dog. For more information
call 643-8800 or 643-2626.
Deer dogs, $100. Call 544-5818.
Two female goats, $50 for both.
Call 643-1512. 12-24,12-3t
Black Lab and Brendel Bulldog
puppies, $50 each, ready to go.
Call 237-1689. 12-24,12-31
Jack Russell Terrier puppies,
two months old, one male and two
females, free to a good home. Call
643-3288. 12-17, 12-24
Full blood Chow puppies, two
brown & black and 2 brown, two
male. and 2 female, $100. Call
272-5667: 12-17, 12-24
Full blooded Rottwieler puppies,
7-8 weeks old, need shots, no
papers, gorgeous dogs, three
males left, $50. Call 674-2622
1I. '1-" I11_
Rescued, abused or abandoned
dogs: all have had physical, shots
are up to date including rabies, and
all have been neutered or spayed.
All animals get lots of love, care and
a healthy environment. The larger
dogs are penned in a large area
with shelter and will do great in the
same kind of location. I have small
dogs that are house broken that
need great homes, also. There is
no charge for adopting, I will supply
two months of food with every
adoption. To find out more or see
the dogs, call Penny at 643-5254.
Nintendo 64 games, used. Call
674-7263. -.i-: -:
Saddle and bridle for a pony must
oe reasonable or fre, Call 597-
662'0. .i -:
Junk cars and trucks, any con-
dillion, we pay cash. Call 762-
8459 or 272-1126 cell. uFrI
Want to get y-our
IVf eas ...fihen \ ou place your
aisand announcements in
14 x 70 3 bedroom
trailer in Hosford.
1st month and utilities
) required. No Pets
Leave a message ,
until it's too late!
Sand Antenna Help
-Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
unililies included 2BR/balh
and a nail apanment
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front h. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area.
Jerry C. Lawrence, DVM
8500 856-5827 or l850l 856-5918 '
Monday- Friday 7 a.m to 5 p m
DOCTOR HOURS B ,'APPOIlfTMEtIT
WE PROVIDE. Boarding
Heallhcare programs which include
vaccinations and yearly checkups
Spay/neuier program to10 reduce
S FLI.S MAJ i OTHER SERVICES
S CALL US AN'1TIME IF 'YOU HAVE
43 N. Cleveland St., Quincy
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PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
A friend's emotions could get in
your way this week,. Pisces, but
only if you let them. Tune out
when it gets too much. .
Ray Romano, Comic (51)
Diane Sawyer, News Anchor (63)
Eddie Vedder, Singer (44)
DECEMBER 24 k
Ryan Seacrest, TV Host (34)
Annie Lennox, Singer (54)
John Walsh, TV Host (63)
Gerard Depardieu, Actor (60)
Max Wood Crafts"'
MACK CARDER, OWNER
. .' ..-* 10891. at the corner of N.W. Clay Streel & ..
Rock Bluff Road in Brislol, -
EARTHWORMS MINNOWS 'C~IFS. (85) .4- .2
would like to wish you all a
S& Happy New Year!
We will be closed Dec. 24-27
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Mary Marchant, Olivia Whitfield honored Thursday
Two women who have inspired others to help those behind bars were
honored last week in Bristol. Mary Marchant, left, and Olivia Whitfield, right,
were both instrumental in guiding and encouraging the efforts of Bill and
Francine Fisher, who are conducting Celebrate Recovery programs through
the Liberty County Jail. Marchant's 20 years of prison ministry experience
made' her an ideal mentor for Francine Fisher. "Mrs. Olivia encouraged
me to do my first Bible study at the jail," Fisher said. The women were
presented with roses after last week's Celebrate Recovery graduation
for six local woman who've worked hard to find a new direction for their
lives. The women joined current inmates in the women's dorm at the
Liberty County Jail to perform three songs for the two guests of honor,
who-are shown above holding hands as they listen from their wheelchairs.
Read more about the Celebration Recovery graduation in next.week's
issue of The Journal. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS
Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year! '
We appreciate Stop by for
your business great after
and friendship. Christmas
From all of deals!
Jon Plummer, Pharmacist
20370 Central Ave. West in Blountstown
Through this door passed
Merry Christmas from
16998 NE SR 65 in Hosford 379-8672
DECEMBER 24, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29
Seniors honored at
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office treated members
of the Keeping Independent Seniors Safe program
(K.I.S.S.) to a holiday meal Thursday night at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center. The K.I.S.S. program keeps officers
in touch with area senior citizens with regular visits
throughout the year, maintaining a link for them with
the community while making sure they're doing well.
Along with the meal, attendees receive gifts and enjoy
the opportunity to catch up with old friends.
TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS
Page 30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 24, 2008
All interested parties within Liberty
County are hereby advised that
Liberty County Transit is apply-
ing to the Florida Department of
Transportation for a capital grant
under Section 5310 of the Federal
Transit Act of 1991, as amended,
for the purchase of 1(one) Low-
ered floor Van with 2 wheel chair
stations, and 1 (one) 12 passenger
van to be used for the provision of
public transit services within Lib-
A Public Hearing has been sched-.
uled at 01/08/2009 for the pur-
pose of advising all interested par-
ties of service being contemplated.
if a grant is awarded, and to ensure
that contemplated services would
not represent a duplication of cur-
rent or proposed services provid-
ed by existing transit or paratransit
operators in the area.
This hearing will be conducted
if and only if a written request
for the hearing is received by
Requests for a hearing must be
addressed to Liberty County-
Transit, P.O. box 730, Bristol, FL
32321 and a copy sent to Flor-
ida Department of Transportation,
P.O. box 607, Chipley, FL 32428
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY MAY WHITEHOUSE,
File Number 08-64-PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Dorothy May Whitehouse, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
October 3, 2008, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Calhoun County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Calhoun County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Calhoun County
Courthouse, 20859 Central Av-
enue East, Blountstown, Florida,
32424. The names and address-
es of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
Earn 50%, Starter Kit
10-8 T 12-31
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice
is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF. THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is DEc. 1n, 2008.
Attorney's for Personal Represen-
Stuart E. Goldberg
Fla. Bar No. 0365971
Amy L. Mason
Fla. Bar No. 0044582
of the law firm of Goldberg
Post Office Box 12458
Tallahassee, Florida 32317
Telephone: (850) 222-4000
Facimile: (850) 942-6400
Cathy J. Kerrins
3573 Parfet Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
12-17 & 12-24
LIBERTY COUNTY 2008
EWP PROJECT GROUP 1
PROJECT # 58.103
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
The Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners will re-
,ceive sealed- bids from any quali-
fied person, company or corpora-
tion interested in constructing the
LIBERTY COUNTY 2008 E.W.P.
Project Group 1
Dannie Black Road
Plans and specifications can be
obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324
Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, (850) 227-7200.
The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.
Completion date for this project
will be 30 days from the date of
the Notice to Proceed presented
to the successful bidder.
Liquidated damages for failure to
complete the project on the speci-
fied date will be set at $1,500.00
Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a sealed bid, the bid
number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00
p.m. Eastern Time, on January
6 2009 at the Liberty Coun-
ty Clerk's Office, Liberty County
Courthouse, Hwy 20, Bristol, Flor-
ida 32321, and will be opened and
read aloud on January 6 2009,
January 1, 2009, ... .
pital will be a tobacco ., .,
This action is a de-
cision of the Hospital
Board with the full -.
support and cooper-
ation of the Medical
No tobacco products will be allowed
to be used anywhere on the grounds
of the hospital.
The facility has been smoke free in-
side for several years. It is now joining
a growing trend of hospitals in Florida
and across the nation, to be complete-
ly tobacco free on its entire campus,
meaning smoking orthe use of tobacco
products will not be'allowed anywhere
on hospital grounds. This will include
all entrances, including the patios on
each side of the front entrance and the
Emergency Room "dock" area.
at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The
public is invited to attend.
Cost for Plans and Specifications
will be $ 50.00 per set and is
non-refundable. Checks should
be made payable to PREBLE-
The Board of County Commis-
sioners reserves the right to waive
informalities in any bid, to accept
and/or reject any or all bids, and
to accept the bid that in their judg-
ment will be in the best interest of
If you have any questions, please
call Matt Carpenter at (850) 643-
2771. 12-24 & 12-31
The hospital is
.,, asking all patients
and visitors to coop-
rate with this new
policy, designed to
improve the health
of all. This new poli-
cy also applies to all
After conducting smoking cessation
classes for its staff, the hospital is now
offering these classes to the public and
will provide cessation medications at
no cost to those wishing to attempt to
stop smoking or using other tobacco
Individuals wishing to participate in
these classes should call 674-5411,
ext 209. Businesses wishing to have
employees participate, again, at no
cost including the prescription medi-
cations associated with stopping, may
also contact us.
20370 N.E. Burns Avenue, Blountstown, Fl 32424 PHONE 850-674-5411
One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear St. Sufte 2,
Blountstown Phone (850) 674-5088B
The following positions-are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver.
Service Chipola Workforce Board- UFN
Buy Rite Drugs
Hwy. 20 in Bristol
to be a SMOKE FREE CAMPUS
beginning January 1, 2009
Clinicare Home Medical
is now accepting applications
for our delivery technician position
all applicants must have a
valid Drivers License
Stop by the store for an application
20349 Central Ave W.
Career Service Position
This position requires a State of Florida certification
in Psychology, Psychiatry or Social Work. Paper ap-
plications will not be accepted.
To apply please visit the People First website:
This is the site for those seeking a career in Public.
Service in Florida State Government.
For questions you may contact:
Tina Tharpe, CPM, AAII
Liberty County Health Department
(850) 643-2415 ext. 240
DECEMBER 24, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 31
HAPPINESS FOR MOM
If I could give anyone in
the world a gift it would
be my mom' and the gift
I would give is the gift of
My mom is very sad
because her granny past
away not long after her
dad did and that left mom
If I could give my mom
the gift of happiness it
would make her life much
better and make.her smile
I could give my mom
the gift of happiness by
cleaning the house and
yard that would help to
make her happy.
I wish I could give mom
that gift. Like I always say,
just believe. CHRISTIAN
BRING BACK MY
If I could give any
Christmas gift to a special
person this year, it would
be to give Mrs. Tammy
Whitfield her husband
Mark back. Mark use to
work at Big Bend until he
died. Ever since he died,
Miss Tammy has been
heart broken. When I was
smaller, I use to go to Big
Bend and Mark would let
me play with the fish in
the tank. He would also takes care of me because
play hide and seek with she keeps clothes on my
me. Ever since he died it "Y back, a house for me to
has been quiet and lonely sleep in, and when I am
at Big Bend. So this year T sick she makes me feel
for Christmas, please let ff JL better.
Miss Tammy spend just V-
this one Christmas with
Mark this year.
BRING NANA'S DAD
BACK FOR ONE DAY
Have you ever been
lonely? My Nana has. She
lost her dad a couple years
ago in a car accident.
This year for Christmas if
I could give my Nana any-
thing in the world I would
give her her dad back for
one day. That way, she
could spend time with her
dad. I want to give this
gift to my Nana because
she cries a lot for her dad-
dy. She cries when she
watches videos that she
took of him.
It breaks my heart to
see her cry. I couldn't
imagine losing my dad
and that's why I want to
give my Nana her dad
I know that in real life
this can never happen.
But I also know that one
day nana will be with her
dad again and will have fi-
nally have true happiness.
A 1ST CLASS PLANE
TICKET TO HAWAII
Do you have a special
person? I do. My special
person is my mom. My
mom is my special person
because she loves me,
she takes care of me and
she keeps me safe. If I
had the money I will by a
first class plane ticket for
her to go to Hawaii where
she will relax and have a
lot of her time and time to
I know that my mom
loves me because when I
get home she will give me
a kiss on my cheke, when
I call her and I say by she
saids by I love you and
last but not lest right be-
fore she goes to bed she
saids good night I love
The 2nd reason I wound.
like to give my mom a trip
to Hawaii is because she
takes care of me. She
She also keeps me
safe. She keeps me safe
because when I get in any
car she saids for me to put
on my seatbelt, she saids
for me not to play in the
road, and she tells me to
stay out of trouble.
I think you should get
the point of why my mom
deserves a trip to Hawaii.
She. loves me, she takes
care of me and she keeps
me safe. That is why I
think my mom should get
a trip to Hawaii. Do you.
I'D GIVE MY GUN TO
MY LITTLE BROTHER
If I could give a special
gift, it would be to my lit-
tle brother Beau Riley. I
would give him' my 410
shotgun. The reason I
would give my gun to him
is because he loves go-
ing hunting with me and
'Blake. He only shoots the
22 rifle. He killed his first
bird with the black 22.
Next time I go hunting I
might take him with me.
I'll let him shoot the deer,
so that he can feel the joy
that I did when I killed my
first deer. That's why I
want to give Beau my 410
shotgun for Christmas this
year. TRISTEN BURKE
A GOLD NECKLACE
My special person is
my friend Demetria be-
cause she is a good, she
helps me with my morn-
ing work, and she shares
stuff with me. I want to
give her a gold necklace
with a ruby heart.
Demetria is my special
person because she is a
good friend. At p.e. she
always plays with me.
Dernetria is never mean.
When she plays with me
she is smart an quiet.
When I need help on
my morning work Dem-
etria helps me. Demetria
helps me find the answers.
She also tells me how to
spell words I don't know
how to spell she help me
read words I don't know
Demetria also lets me
borrow her stuff. When
she brings candy she
gives me some. She also
lets me yse her things.
Thats why* Demetria
is my special person.
Because she is a good
friend, she helps me with
my morning- work, and
she shares stuff with me.
Demetria will always be
my special person.
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