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Two injured in Bristol bar fight after
being cut by knife....................2...2
Man arrested for throwing rocks at
cars, tearing down decorations.....2
Calhoun County man charged in
attack on pregnant wife ............2...2
Burglaries reported at convenience
store and Hwy. 12 N. school .........3
is injured in
- A new beginning for the New Year
The beginning of a new year takes on an even greater meaning for a group of women who recently
completed a program designed to help them address issues that have made their lives difficult.
Lisa Cumbie is shown above as she leans in to thank'Mary Marchant for inspiring assistance
to inmates over the years at area jails. Looking on is Cumbie's sister, Melissa Boggs, and her
mother, Lucretia Porter. See accompanying story on page 11. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTO
John Mallory of
is shown as he
pumps up the tires
of a 1945 .fire truck
to move it out of
the shed where
it's been stored for
many years. The
truck has been
bought back from a
local collector and
was towed back
to restore it to its
former glory. For
more photos, see
TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTO
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Sheriffs Log...2 Comm ys...8
Art classes to be
held at Veterans
Civic Center .....4
to Bristol ..........5
to be on exhibit
at Gadsden Arts
New business opens in Bristol...10 News from thePews.... 12 Obituaries...14 Classified ads...16 & 17
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A 26-year-old Altha man
was arrested for aggravated
battery on a pregnant woman
and aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon following an
attack on his wife, according
to an arrest report from the
Calhoun County Sheriff's
Stephen Allen Smiley was
taken into custody Sunday
on charges stemming from an
Oct. 18 incident.
The deputy's report gave
the, following account of the
incident that was reported at
the couple's Bears Head Road
In a sworn statement, the
rocks at cars and tearing down
holiday decorations in Hosford
was arrested Friday night and
charged with criminal mischief
and disorderly intoxication,
according to a report from
the Liberty County Sheriff's
A deputy responded to a
disturbance call in Hosford
around 7:35 p.m. where he
found Marty Howard Parker
walking south on State Road 65
in front of Hosford School.
When he spoke with Parker,
the deputy noticed the strong
odor of alcohol coming from
him. When asked if he had
for attack on pregnant wife
victim said Smiley became
angry that Saturday when he
could not find his keys around
11:20 a.m. When his wife told
him to take her car keys, he
responded by cursing at her
before grabbing her by the
neck and choking her.
The victim, who was six
months' pregnant at the time,
said she tried to fight back but
was unable to break free.
She said he picked her up
by the neck and slammed her
on the ground, then put all his
weight on her and held her
down. After he released her, he
picked up a five pound weight
and stated, "I should smash
your face in."
He then left the residence
where his wife and their three
The deputy noted the victim
had visible red marks on her
neck and her left shoulder.
Smiley was taken into
custody Dec. 28.
*Anderson Moore, DUI, refusal to sign, FHP.
*Dave Peterson, VOSS (warrant), BPD.
*Bruce Williams, failure to appear (Hillsborough
Co.), driving while license suspended or revoked,
*Clarence Simmons, VOP (warrant)(Leon Co.),
*Keith Bradley Jones, VOP (warrant), CCSO.
*Stephen Smiley, aggravated assault, aggra-
vated battery on a pregnant victim, CCSO.
*William D. Puckett, escape, LCSO.
*Marty Parker, criminal mischief, disorderly in-
*Wilson Wayne Danley, DUI, FHP.
Listingsincludename followedbychargeandidentification ofarrestingagency. Thenamesaboverepresent
those charged We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept.
Dec. 22 through Dec. 27, 2008
Accidents.............04 Traffic Citations..................03
Special details (business escorts, traffic details),.....96
Business alarms.....08 Residential alarms..........01
Com plaints.. .......................... .. ...... .... 111
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been walking. out in the road,
Parker responded, "Yes, I'm
Parker said he lived in
Quincy and was walking home
but then asked the deputy if he
would take him to his sister's
house in Hosford.
While the two were talking,
a vehicle pulled up and the
driver told the deputy that
Parker had been seen pulling
down Christmas decorations
from the Grammy's Gone
Country store on State Road
65. He also stated that he had
witnessed Parker throwing
rocks at cars and hitting street
The deputy put Parker in the
back of his patrol car.and went
to check on the store, where
he found 10 large Christmas
bows that had been torn off
the building and scattered on
When advised that he was
under arrest, Parked again
asked the deputy to take him
to his sister's home.
When told he was headed for
the county jail, Parker became
agitated and repeatedly hit the
partition between the front and
back seats. He continued that
action all the way to Bristol,
where he was booked into the
Liberty County Jail.
Driver charged with DUI after FHP stop
An FHP trooper responding
to a report of a reckless driver
didn't have to wait long to find
him; in fact, just moments later
he identified the vehicle after
seeing it driving toward him
on the wrong side of the road
at 4:50 a.m.
Trooper David Cox was on
patrol Tuesday morning when
he got a call about a green
Toyota pickup leaving Bay
County, traveling dangerously
in and out of its lane.
Cox turned south onto Hwy.
71 where he soon spotted an
oncoming pickup, traveling
into both lanes.
The driver pulled back into
his own lane before going past
Arrest warrant sought
after 2 cut in fight at bar
The Liberty County Sheriff's Department is investigating
a dispute at a Bristol bar that left at least two people with
injuries early Sunday morning.
According to a report, several people were gathered
outside Tozie's Bar on Hall Circle shortly before 1:55 a.m.
when Sharlett Spring and Simone Cooper began fighting.
Spring reportedly cut Cooper across the chest and neck
with a knife. Larry Davis received a cut to his back when he
tried to break up the fight.-
A deputy spoke with witnesses who accompanied the two
victims to the emergency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.
Four witnesses gave written statements indicating that Spring
A warrant is being sought to Spring's arrest for aggravated
battery and use of a weapon.
the trooper on the Chipola
River Bridge, at which time
the officer made a clearer
When Cox turned around to
follow the pickup, the driver
then made a quick turn down
a dirt road. With the trooper
following behind, the pickup
traveled off the road several
times before turning right on
G.O. Parker Road.
The trooper conducted a
traffic stop and noted the strong
odor of an alcoholic beverage
as he spoke with the driver,
Daniel Blair Mercer, 25, of
After failing a roadside
sobriety test, Mercer was
arrested for DUI. He refused
to give a breath sample to
determine what, if any, level
of alcohol was in his system.
His refusal resulted in a one-
year suspension of his driver's
He was then taken to the
Calhoun County Jail and
Intoxicated man charged for throwing
rocks at cars, damaging decorations
DECEMBER 31, 2008THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
Altha woman injured in Tuesday accident
An Altha woman was rushed to the emergency room
following a single-vehicle rollover Tuesday afternoon on
State Road 71, one mile south of Altha. FHP Trooper -
David Cox said Suzette Attaway Edenfield, 44, of Altha,
was traveling south in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee when she
apparently blacked out and ran off the road. The vehicle
went into a ditch on the west shoulder, collided with the
embankment and turned over, landing on its left side.
Edenfield, who was wearing a seatbelt, remained behind
the wheel when her arm went through the window and
was trapped as the Jeep rolled onto its side. The trooper ..
said a passing motorist stopped and hooked a chain onto. .
the Jeep to pull it upright before the ambulance arrived in
response to the 12:47 p.m. wreck. "If not for the seatbelt, L
she wouldn't be here right now," the trooper said. He noted .
that Edenfield had just left the Dollar Store in Altha, where
she had mentioned to someone that she was not feeling well
and sat in her vehicle a few minutes before driving away.
JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
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Golden Pharmacy will be closed New Year's Day.
Alcohol, tobacco taken in break-
in at Pit Stop convenience store
The Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office is reviewing
images from a security camera
following a break-in at the Pit
Stop convenience store on State
Road 20 in Blountstown.
An alarm was activated at the
store when a piece of concrete
was thrown through the front
east side door Saturday night,
shattering the glass, according
to a report from the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office.
Store video shows that three
suspects entered the store,
wearing baseball hats or other
head coverings to disguise
their identity. One had a shirt
pulled over his face. All had
socks over their hands and
lower arms. It also appeared
that one was wearing a tool
After the three unidentified
men entered the store they
went to the cooler and
removed several bottles of
alcohol, putting them into a
dark-colored case. The men
then left but one returned 45
seconds later and grabbed
some tobacco and flavored
'A single sock was left
behind on the floor next to the
Anyone with information
about the burglary is asked to
contact the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office at 674-5049.
Two computers and one t.v.
taken in Horizons burglary
The Liberty County Sheriff's Department is investigating the
theft of two Gateway computers and a television set taken from
the Horizons School on Hwy. 12 North.
According to the incident report, the lower part of the front
window at the building was broken out, allowing someone to
reach through and unlock the front door and gain entry.
The break-in was discovered at 8:27 a.m. Monday.
Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to call
Crime Stoppers at 1-888-876-TIPS. There will be a reward for
information that leads to an arrest.
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Art classes start
at Veterans Civic
Center on Jan. 12
Art Classes %I ill be in NMond:\,. Jan
12 at \c'telans 1 lMenmoral C' l ( Center.
:ft r 3-5 p li ET
This v. Ill be a v, eekli class held each
Monday', Enrollment is lunlited.
PleasI.e call DI Tam.uii Jo', ne atit
t,4-"-'n 3 :01 6'4-5 31 t'o iddtionalr
11f1101 A1tiol JA ld I' icgisti.-tionll
Til cIa.,. is. spon.Isoted iI p.irlt ih,, the
.-el P, (. 'iLLi' .I AI L'(II 'L-i l tO p'rolOle
', iNLI.I. t 11ilittrli(."ll011 to sludcnfi .id
adultuh In LI ihei', Ct:O.1inR.
Jan. 10 for adult
Eftoits iare \cl! under a \ in the
de\ elopniment of the Big Bend Semi-pio
adult baseball Icauie in the Big, Bend
area of north Florida The proposed
leaci e \ ill consit-S t o ,t\\o dlS\ !ions
(eastern and we\sternlt 'CO\eilln. t \
cou'ntlies. \\ est of the rix er
Teairns. \ ith lininiIlmum of fouir and
a !m \!tit1i1 Of '11\ In each Id\ ISI1o1.
are no\, being Ldexeloped bal;icall\
Iollo inn country locationsl
The ne\t lea.ue-x\ ide meeting i-s
scheduled for Sarutda\. Jan. 1l at 1i
a.m. ET at the Apalachee Restaturant in
Bristol on H~,\ 20 W.
For further information. contact
Harold Baile, at 220-hr2-2006 on
S5ii-524-2 151 OI r .call Donna Milton
at .i50-52S-.S"o 1 or 3 5-5n'-l149.
Benefit dinner and
dance Friday, Jan. 9
Nlarianna'-; Gjtherinc Place
Foundation x ill ha e ai dinner dance
dinnert optional on Fnrda. .Jan. 9 at
i p.im it l Jinm's Buffet in Mlarianna.
All proceeds \\ ill o to the piegnan.c\
center Cost is ',So per person. Please
bring can goods or non-pel ishables foi
the Chipola lhinistries.
Let's start the ne\ \ ear and tluouulI
out the \ear to help oilthers
Colie oIn iis for dJi c an lll-. li\ e musite
and lots of fun and prizes.
Fonir 11 ie i 111nfo jltion l ll 526t-
Benefit account set
up for Eddie Williams
There la-s been a benefit account set
Uip for Eddie \\illiams at Superior Bank.
Ni \Willitans recentl- suffered
a heart attack on Dec. 8 and has
:ncuiTed a large hospital bill due to no
Al\nyone \with questions or concern
for Mr. \\ illiamis can call his daughter
Tan\ a at i 501 27'2- I)59..
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2 p m '.rli il Cobti'S
Sugar Bowl EVENTS
8 pm Dance 6 12p rn American
Legion Hall in Blountlsiown
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.~gion Halt in Brounnio:wc*n
Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday
* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a rm. Veterans Mven-morial Park Civic Cenler
* Altha Boy Scouts. 5 30 p.m AIlha Volunieer Fire Depariment
* AA 6.30 p i Litiber Co. Courthouse Iwesi Side s irar3n.el
* Boy Scout Troop 207, 6 30 p rm Firl Bapiss Church Bnsiol
* Veterans Memorial Railroad. Inc.. 30 p rn Apalacr-ee Reit Brisir.I
* 50+ Club. 12 noon, Apala.:nce Resi Bristl
* JROTC Booster Club, p m., Lieriv Co. High S:h.:oCi. Briiol
* American Legion Post 272. p m Legion Hall BIo:unisilown
llhhia Bo -, Iha~ kictball %,'. BOZfl.l ii n LCHI: S Bi ial ib.ill ".. lPopl.r Spiin ,'
ih.rne ,ii 31 p i, iICT Honc .i 311 p i ETi
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* AA, 6 30 p m. Libernv Co. Courthouse iwesi sicie entrance
* Boy Scout Troop 206. 7 p m. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge. 7 p.m. iCT I. Mason.- Lodge in Blounisiown
* Calhoun Co. Commission 2 p.m Calhoun Co Courthouse
* Liberty Co. Commission, 7 p m, Liberly Co Courthouse
* Liberty Co. Chamber of Commerce 7 30 p m., Apalachee Resi Bnstol
* Mossy Pond VFD Auxiliary. 12:30 pm Mossy Pond tire house
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Riverdance-style 'The Snowqueen' will
come to Veterans Civic Center Jan. 10
The Liberty County Arts Council is
very pleased to announce that they will
be having the Killearn Performing Arts
and Irish Step Dancers coming to the
Liberty County Civic Center on Jan. 10,
2009 at 7p.m. for a performance of The
This is Riverdance-style Irish dancing.
It was a very popular show last year and
we 're glad they can return.
For more information and tickets,
please call 643-5491.
The Gann Brothers
THE GANN BROTHERS KICK OFF 2009 WITH TWO
EXCITING CONCERTS IN LIBERTY COUNTY!
*Sunday, Jan. 4 at Corinth Baptist Church, Hosford at 10:45 a.m.
*Sunday, Jan. 4 at Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford at 6 p.m.
Phil Gann and Kyle Peddie of the Gann Broth-
ers welcome Craig Pippin from Milton, Florida.
Craig replaces Calvin Gann who has begun a
new music ministry with his family..Craig is no
stranger to southern gospel music having sung
with such groups as the Dixie Echoes, Bible-
tones, and the Gann Brothers. He is well known
for his singing and songwriting. Craig wrote, "I'm
Going Through" recorded by the McKameys in
the 1980s. Craig. along with current Kingsmerr
member Phillip Hughes, wrote "Jesus Is Com-
ing, Get Ready", recorded.by the Anchormen in
2007. Craig's concept video, "My Shadow", has
been airing on Gospel Music Television for sev-
"Craig has a heartfelt passion for ministry," Phil
Gann says. "We are excited to see what God has
in store for the Gann Brothers and look forward
to ministering with Craig". Be the first to hear the
"New" Gann Brothers this Sunday in Hosford.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL KYLE PEDDLE AT 379-8412.
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Poem a reminder of our mortality
It's that time of year. Peo-
ple are making New Year's
resolutions. People resolve to
lose weight, be healthier, eat
less fast food or drink less. I
can't read peoples' minds, but
I doubt that many resolutions
are about improving one's
inner self because resolutions
Jerry Cox is a
officer and writers
foreign policy iss
about superficial things which makes it
easier for us to abandon our resolutions af-
ter a couple of weeks into the new year.,
While making resolutions, .i
.if we gave thought to how While
we live our lives, I believe resoluti
that the world would be a
better place. gave thou,
Perhaps it is a result of we live
the aging process, but I
tend to be more reflective I believe
at this point in life. Oc- world w,
casionally I am reminded
of my mortality, and one better
of those reminders came
in the form of a poem titled, "The Dash,"
written by Linda Ellis.
A high school classmate sent the Linda
Ellis poem. The poem is about how we live
our lives. Our gravestones will" show the
date we were born and the date we died.
In between those two dates is a "dash"
which represents the years that we lived.
Our life is condensed to a dash on a cold
The question for all of us is how did we
S live our dash; how did we live
K S out life? The dash of our life
N ER will be summed up in a short
retired military eulogy followed by a trip to
with an extensive
domestic and the cemetery in that long,
es. He lives in black limousine. The min-
ister, priest or rabbi will say
a few words to the gathered
crowd of mourners then offer condolences
to the person's family. Friends will murmur
a few words of sorrow to those left behind
then move on to their automobiles. People
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don't linger in cemeteries.
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New Year's resolutions,
people might consider
; their dash. What will it
As an aside, it is a small
world. I sent this poem
to a number of people in-
cluding one of my sons.
To my surprise, he knows
Linda Ellis, the author of
ie worked for him when both
were employed by the Kindercare Corpo-
She recognized my son's devotion to his
two daughters because all the times and
dates on his calendar having to do with
their activities and special events were
written in pink. She wrote and published a
poem for him called, "He Writes in Pink."
The Dash poem can be found at, www.
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MOLLY HOBBS &
fourth birthday Dec.
21. Carmen is the .
daughter of Amanda
Phillips and Casey::-
Martin of Bristol. Her
grandparents are Nicky ;"
and Faye Phillips of,
Bristol and Rocky and
Judy Martin of Bristol.
Carmen is pictured
with her cousin Molly
Hobbs, who will be celebrating her fourth birthday on Jan. 21. Molly is the daughter of
Mary Phillips of Bristol and Otho Hobbs, Jr. of Carrabelle. Her grandparents are Nicky
and Faye Phillips of Bristol, Janie Hobbs of Altha and Otho Hobbs, Sr. of Sneads.
ANGELINA NOEL SKIPPER
Angelina Noel Skipper celebrated
her birthday on Dec. 29, turning four
years old. She is the daughter of
David and Kim Buchanan Skipper of
Baydeton, VA. She has two sisters
and-one brother. She is the grand
daughter of Annie Buchanan of
Tallahassee and Clyde Buchanan
of Graceville; and the late Tony and
Terry Skipper of Virginia Beach, VA.
Angelina recently made her first trip
to Florida to see all her family.
All of us at Veterans
Memorial Railroad want to
thank the many people who
pitched in and made this
year's "Winter Wonderland
Express" Christmas runs a
great success. Without the
dedicated assistance from
Liberty Correctional Institution
Officers Miles Potter and Pat
Sullivan and their enthusiastic
inmate work crews, we would
never have gotten 50,000
lights hung and 25 Christmas
trees lighted to say nothing of
many blowups and stationary
exhibits. They also took it
all down and put it into safe
storage for next year.
It's not possible to name
every one but among the
organizations pitching in were
I am a life long citizen of Liberty County. We have two county
elected officials that will be retiring this year. Carol Strickland
and L. B. Arnold. I would like to thank the both of them for
their outstanding service to me in our county.
Carol has taken her time on weekends to go to the office to
help me when I needed help. Her friendly outgoing attitude
made me feel comfortable to ask her for help. She was always
there when we needed her, even on her personal time. Thanks
Carol and thanks to her husband Larry for his support to her
while she served our county so well.
Thanks to L. B. Arnold and Syble for being with me when
I lost my son. For taking their time to help me when I made
my move. My husband could not help me, he was away due to
surgery. When I called to see if L. B. knew anyone I could get
to help me make the move, he and his wife both came to help.
What they had to do was not easy but they accomplished the
task. Thanks L. B. and Syble.
I wish Carol and L. B. a long and very happy retirement.
Maybe they can have more time with their family and friends.
Thanks again, Mary Leonard (Owens) Rubel
choirs from the Pentecostal
Church, Lake Mystic Baptist
Church and the Bristol Youth
Academy who all did a
beautiful job singing for the
The High School ROTC was
on hand to assure safe parking
and the girl's softball team
handled the concession stand:
Members of 4-H and the Beta
Club led by Crystal Arrant
turned in a fine performance
in the live Nativity scene. We
also appreciate the decoration
of the Gingerbread Tunnel
provided by Buy Rite Drugs
and artist Jill Severance.
Twin Oaks Juvenile
Development provided the
scenery and the people to
present Santa's workshop. Mr.
and Mrs. Claus, a.k.a., John
and Ann Shepard, were a hit
with all the youngsters. We
believe all the kids from 3 to
83 were enchanted by their
We are looking forward to
next year when we will have
tripled the length of our track
and will be running two trains
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'Journey Toward Freedom' opens at Gadsden Arts in Jan.
QUINCY Experience America's Journey Toward
Freedom through an exhibition of large format
photographs by photographer Benny F. Cochran and
A.E. Jenkins Studio of Albany, GA. The exhibition
honors the contributions and sacrifices that people
young and old, black and white, made in the struggle
for equality during the Civil Rights Era.
"It would be difficult to imagine America without
this journey," said late exhibition Curator James Ray
Miller. This exhibit displays the victory and defeats
and the ultimate triumph of civil rights in America
that have left an indelible imprint on our nation and
the entire world.
"Given the rich history of the state of Florida, and the
rich political and human history of Gadsden County in
particular, this exhibition is a natural", says exhibition
organizer Willie Dawkins Miller. Mrs. Miller will
give a gallery talk about the exhibition at the opening
reception on Friday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Gadsden
"Journey Toward Freedom is an important exhibition
for our community, our State, and our country", said
Executive Director Grace Maloy. "We are particularly
fortunate to have the exhibition at this time. With
One of the photos to be on display at the Gadsden exhibit.
President-Elect Obama's inauguration and Martin
Luther King Day in Jan. and in Feb. Black History
Month, the exhibition helps us to honor past history
while celebrating history as it is being made.
Journey Toward Freedom will be on exhibition in
the Gadsden Arts Center's Bates Community Room
Gallery from Jan. 16 to March 1, 2009. The opening
We.would like to say thank
other great year here at City
you and your family a safe
New Year. We will be close
Jan. 1, Friday, Jan. 2 and Sa
in observance of the Ne
reception is Friday, Jan. 16 from 6-9 p.m. with the
Gallery Talk at 6:30 p.m.
The Center will also feature Phil Gleason Sculpture.
in the Sara May Love Gallery, works by 22 members
of the GAC Artists Guild in the Zoe Golloway Exhibit
Hall, arid works of art by students from Stewart Street
Elementary and St. John Elementary in the Bates
The GadsdenArts Center is located at 13 N. Madison
St., just 20 miles from downtown Tallahassee, 10
miles from Tallahassee City Limits. Admission is
$1 (members and children admitted free). Hours are
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. -5p.m. and Sunday
Group tours are available free of charge. Call 875-
4866 to make your reservation.
A creative resolution
for the coming year
QUINCY Make a New Year's resolution to be
more creative this year. Enroll in Drawing Explorations.
Drawing and Painting Sampler, or Exploring Creativity
classes at the Gadsden Arts
Center and put your creative
growth on the fast track!
In Drawing Explorations,
discover the sources for artists'
creative ideas, and learn to see
the world in a ne w\,av. while
playing with a variety of drawing
materials" Enjoy Drawing and
SPainting Sampler, an opportunity
to experiment with a wide variety
of art materials, as you learmi the
basic techniques and skills for
you for an- using each one. Broaden the
boundaries of your own thought
Tire and wish process in Exploring Creativity,
and happy by learning more about where
creative ideas come from, and
*d Thursday, how to develop them to the
turday, Jan. 3 fullest potential, while making
-your own drawings, paintings,
ew Year. and mixed-media works of art.
Artist Linda Pelc teaches
these exciting, creative classes.
C *Linda. a professional artteacher
for 30 years, exhibits her own art
Dwn 674-8784 work in galleries. museums and
art festivals. Linda-teaches art
at the Gadsden Arts Center and
Tallahassee Senior Center and is
S Vice-President ofthe Tallahassee
Tuition for each 6-week class
is $65 ($75 for nonmembers),
and each class meetsWednesday,
1-3 p.m. Drawing Explorations
is Jan. 28-March 4, Drawing
and Painting Samnpler is March
11-April 1.5 and Exploring
X ICreativity is April 22-May 22.
Registration is required and
closes the .day before each class
The Gadsden Arts Center is
located at 13 N. Madison St.,
1 just 20 miles from downtown
Tallahassee, and 10 miles from
0ood I Tallahassee City limits. Gadsden
Ir 1 Arts Center gallery and gift
shop hours are Tuesday through
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and
able Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Group tours
S,;;; are available free of charge -
E : call 875-4866'to make your
~ - reservation.
The Liberty County Landfill
will be closed Thursday, Jan. 1
and Saturday, Jan. 3 in observance
of the New Year's holidays. Recycling
for Thursday will be picked up
on Thursday, Jan. 8.
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Retiring Sheriff Revell
is honored Tuesday
Liberty County Sheriff Harrell Wood Revell was honored
with a luncheon Tuesday where friends, family and
members of his staff gathered to wish him well as he
begins his retirement. Revell is shown above left, holding
his ever-present cigar, as he leans out to speak to those
gathered in front of his office. He is pictured at left with
incoming Sheriff Donnie Conyers.
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Nancy's Hair Design opens
on Hwy. 20 East in Bristol
Nancy's Hair Design is now open on Hwy. 20 East in Bristol in
the building that formerly housed the Town and County Beauty
Salon. Owner Nancy Grantham, who has been styling hair for
39 1/2 years, held her grand opening on Friday, Dec. 19. She
and Debbie Chason, pictured above with some of their styling
products, served refreshments and gave out door prizes to
visitors on their opening day at their new location. The shop
is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and other days by
appointment. Their number is 643-HAIR or 643-4670.
for Guardian Ad
Charlie Crist appointed Theresa
Flury of Tallahassee as executive
director of the Statewide Guardian
Ad Litem Office. She previously
served as the supervising attorney
for the Second Judicial Circuit
Guardian Ad Litem Program.
"Ms. Flury has been a
tremendous advocate for this
area's abused and neglected
children. Although her departure
is bittersweet, we support the
Governor's decision and believe
Ms. Flury will accomplish
extraordinary things for Florida's
children," Marcia Hilty, Circuit
The Guardian Ad Litem
Program pairs professional staff,
including attorneys, with trained
volunteers who advocate for the
best interests of children who
are involved with the courts and
child welfare system. If you're
interested in volunteering, please
call Marcia Hilty, Circuit Director
at (850) 606-1218 or visit www.
org -for information and an
application. The next pre-service
volunteer training begins Jan. 8,
2009 in Tallahassee.
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This is a Calhoun County employment opportunity as-
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East, Blountstown, FL. : 850-674-4545. The closing
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Six women strive for a new life in the new
year after completing recovery program
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
They shared their life stories.
Domestic violence, drug use,
alcoholism, parental neglect and
depression. All were affected in
some way and it led them to the
same place: the county jail.
A few weeks ago, they found
.*an opportunity to make a change
in their life as the new year
approached and they grabbed
The first six women to
complete the new Celebrate
Recovery program received their
certificates and told their stories
at a gathering in the Liberty
County Courthouse on Dec. 18.
Family members joined
Liberty County Sheriff Harrell
Wood Revell and his wife,
Edna, Circuit Court Judge Ralph
Smith and community members
to listen to the women one
is still in jail; the others have
been released and are now on
probation talk about how the
program is making a difference
in their lives.
Everyone had a heartfelt
message to share about how the
eight-step faith-based program
brought them together to discuss
their issues while supporting one
"We all need a friend and
someone to listen and care.
That's what Celebrate Recovery
did for me," said Terra Tucker
Reddick. "Thank you for Seeing
something in me," said added,
speaking to Jail Chaplain
Francine Fisher and program
leader Teresa Hyatt.
All were nervous stepping up
to the podium. There were tears
and a tremble in their voices.
Some had difficulty getting all
the words out as they read from
their handwritten testimonies
written on notebook paper, but
every one had an impact as they
shared their stories.
"If you didn't have good
news, money or drugs, I wanted
nothing from you," said Lisa
Cumbie of Blountstown. "My
heart was covered with concrete.
I kept my defenses up and my
b\ emotional issues as well as
drug and alcohol problems. She
said the program \ as difficult
for her at first, but "I learned to
trust the girls."
The most important step for
her \ias 'Forgikeness.' She said
she learned the importance of
loving yourself. "My life has
truly changed due to Celebrate
Recovery. I feel better than I ever
have in my life."
Terra Tucker Reddick summed
it up for the group when she
said, "God has forgiven
me and I
TOP: Her Celebrate Recovery partners listen as Sandy Coburn tells her story. ABOVE LEFT: Lori
Sansom proudly displays her certificate of-achievement at the Dec. 18 graduation program held in the
Liberty County Courtroom. ABOVE RIGHT: Misty McGill shows off her new certificate and gives a hug
to mentor Francine Fisher.
boxing gloves on."
Her drug and legal problems
cost her a lot. "I was scared,
alone, mad, angry, hurt and
burnt so many bridges," she said,
acknowledging that her family
tried many times to help her but
she turned them away.
She admitted that she lied and
stole and did whatever she had
to do to get drugs. And it cost
her dearly. "I lost my family, my
children, my husband and all the
other people that tried to talk to
me or even help me. I was all
alone in this big world and, not
to mention, behind bars."
A recent arrest on a probation
violation landed her in the
Liberty County Jail where she
met someone determined to help
her. "Into my life comes a short
woman with short hair and a
strong mouth!" she said of Jail
Chaplain Francine Fisher.
Fisher brought her into the
Celebrate Recovery program.
There, she found a group bof
women, "that would stand beside
me and walk me through some
of the hardest times of my life,"
from Week One of 'Denial', to
Week Six of 'The Truth' to the
final week's subject, 'Give."'
She summed up the experience
by explaining, "This group made
me understand why I am like I
Sandy Cobirn echoed that
sentiment when her time to
speak came. Before finding this
unique program, "There was no
TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS
way I could open up about my
past with others," she said.
"Celebrate Recovery taught
me there are people out there
willing to listen," said. Misty
McGill, who said the experience
led her to the realization that
there is a better way to live. She
said she learned that "All the
stuff I was blaming on.others
was really my fault."
Gail Ray, who was released on
probation, thanked the Celebrate
Recovery leaders for "letting me
be an 'outmate'" by attending
classes with the inmates. "That
eight-step program gave me.
what I needed to feel like me
Lori Sansom, 39, talked about
a life filled with difficulty, fueled
,- is not a
has not been
touc he d
Libelrt Counit Jailer Fannie
Partridge after all six women
had told their stories. "The viras
not allnmake it, they may not all
succeed, but at- least now they
have a chance."
This is the first time this eight-
step Celebrate Recoveryprogram
has been used in a county jail.
Earlier this year, a group of male
inmates went through the first
local Celebrate Recovery training
The weekly meetings
have been held at the jail in
Bristol as well as Rivertown
Church in Blountstown.
The pIiroL1ranI is conducted
through Southern Cross
Outreach Inc., an organization
started by Bill and Francine
Fisher of Bristol. For more on
their ministry, contact them at
(850) 524-6279. Tax deductible
donations may be sent to the
ministry at PO. Box 899, Bristol,
Terra Tucker Reddick gives Gail Ray talks about the things Liberty County Sheriff Harrell Wood Revell
a hug of thanks to Olivia that led her to jail and then-the congratulates Terra Tucker Reddick on her
Whitfield after the ceremony. Celebrate Recovery program. recent baptism, which took place at his church.
Celebrate Recovery leaders
Teresa Hyatt and Francine
Fisher look on as one of their
new graduates speaks.
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 31, 2008
Making financial resolutions in difficult times
by Jason Alderman
Practical Money Skills for Life
Many folks are happy to see
2008 fade into the distance.
Between the rollercoaster
stock market, tightening credit
availability and falling home
values, most of us have taken
a financial beating.
With a new year upon us and
plenty of opportunities to learn
from past mistakes, here are a
few financial resolutions that
make sense for these troubled
Trim expenses. Many people
have gotten out of the habit of
watching their spending. A
few relatively painless ways to
save hundreds or thousands -
of dollars a year include:
Regularly balance your
checking account to avoid
bounced check and overdraft
charges. And try not to use
ATMs outside your bank's
If your employer offers
them, use flexible spending
accounts to pay for health and
dependent care expenses with
pretax dollars. If you're in the
25 percent federal tax bracket,
that means expenses you'd
have paid for anyway will cost
25 percent less.
Reduce energy bills by
turning down the thermostat,
weatherproofing your home,
turning off "energy vampire"
appliances when not in use
and buying energy-efficient
Cut back on restaurant
meals and to-go coffee and
brown bag your lunch to
deductibles; and while you're
at it, shop around for better
Track your credit. A bad
credit rating can disqualify
you for a mortgage, car loan
and credit cards, or raise your
existing interest rates; plus it
may prevent you from renting
an apartment or getting a job.
Order one free credit report
per year from each of the three
major credit bureaus at www.
Review your credit reports
for errors or fraudulent activity
and report any you find to the
bureaus immediately. For tips
on ways to improve your credit
score and to get a free estimate
of your score, visit What's My
Score at www.WhatsMyScore.
Use credit cards wisely.
Some banks and retailers have
begun tightening eligibility
requirements and lowering
credit limits for their credit
cards, so it's important to use
your existing accounts wisely.
A few tips:
Always pay at least the
minimum amount due and
never miss payments or due
dates. Any of those actions
could generate fees or raise
Don't overburden any
particular card or use more
than 30 percent of its available
credit that can ding your
If you've got outstanding
balances on multiple cards, try
to pay off the ones with higher
interest rates first that can
save you hundreds of dollars
over the long term.
Stick to your budget.
Spending more than you bring
in is a recipe for disaster. Plus,
you shouldhave severalmonths'
living expenses set aside in
case you should lose your job,
have a medical emergency or
experience other unplanned
events. Visa Inc.'s free personal
financial management site,
Practical Money Skills for
Life, features an easy-to-use,
downloadable tool called
My Budget Planner that can
help you track income and
expenses and make spending
adjustments where necessary
Prepare for the worst. If
something terrible happened
to you, would your family be
protected financially? Make
sure you have a valid will,
durable power of attorney,
health care proxy and a living
will, along with adequate
disability and life insurance.
No one can accurately
predict when our economy
will turn around. So take a
few steps now to protect your
family's financial security in
in recent First
The Bristol. First Baptist
Church Relay for Life Team had
three opportunity drawings. The
following are the winners in those
*Robert Jackson of Bristol,
won a $100 Walmart Gift Card.
*Loni Johnson ofBlountstown,
won $100 of gas from the Quick
Pic in Blountstown.
*Royce Holcomb of Bristol
won a $100 Chevron gas card.
Bristol First Baptist Church
would like to thank everyone
who participated and we will be
drawing again in 2009 for more
All the proceeds go will be
going to The American Cancer
Society. Your support saves life.
Thank you for all
your support, the Bristol
First Baptist Church
Relay for Life Team.
Journal office in
New Year's Eve
at St. Mary MBC
Come celebrate with us as we
usher in the new year.
This special service will begin
Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m.
at St. Mary M.B.C., located
at 16345 S.E. River Street in
Pastor Dr. C. L. Wilson will be
leading the service.
Everyone is invited to join us
.for this special service.
St. Mary MBC
marks 97 years
The Pastor and members of
the St. Mary M.B.C. would like
to invite you to come help us
celebrate our Church anniversary
of 97 years.
Services are as follows:
*Friday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. (CT),
with St. Stephens,.A.M.E. and
Pastor Alicia Tucker.
*Saturday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.
(CT) with Elder Broderick Raines,
Jr., United New Jerusaleum,
Pastor Bishop B. Raines, Sr.
*Sunday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m.
(CT) with Elder Willie Ash,
Assistant Pastor, Victory Temple,
FBCOG, Pastor Elder Charles
*Sunday, Jan. 11 at 3 p.m.
(CT) with Rev. Cockerham, Mt.
Come out and help us lift the
name of the Lord.
For more information contact
the church or Pastor Dr. C.L.
Wilson, Chairman Sister Sharon
Williams or Co-Chairman Sister
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MARY F. KING
BRISTOL Mary F. King, 78, of Bristol, died
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, in Blountstown. She
was born in Jasper and had lived in Liberty County
most of her life. She was retired from Jackson
Hospital where she worked in the insurance filing
department. She was very active in church work,
she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school for
28 years and would sing 'Amazing Grace' to her
children to'put them to bed at night.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lewis
Fenn, Sr. and Bessie Fenn; one son, Clarence King,
III and four brothers, John, Jeff, James and Lewis
Survivors include her husband of 60 years,
Clarence King, Jr. of Bristol; one daughter, Sharleen
King of Bristol; one son, Robert King and his wife
Carolyn of Montgomery, AL; sisters-in-law Sharon
King of Alabaster, AL, Jewel Thomas of Panama
City, Marilyn Fenn of Bristol and Carolyn Fenn
,of Kalispell, MO; eight grandchildren and nine
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008
at Lake Mystic Baptist Church in Bristol with
Reverend Jeff Gardner officiating. Interment
followed in the Lake Mystic Cemetery. Flowers
accepted or donations can be made to the Lake
Mystic Baptist Church.
Adams Funeral Home-in Bristol was in charge
of the arrangements.
E. B. REESE
PARKER E. B. Reese, 79, of Parker, died
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at his son's home in
Altha. He was a lifelong resident of this area.
He attended Parker Baptist Church in Parker. He
enjoyed fishing, being at the farm and hunting. He
was said to be a person who could fix anything and
one who put everyone else's needs before his. He
will be greatly missed by his family, friends and
He was preceded in death by his parents, Early
Benton and Julia Gilbert Reese, as well as a brother,
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jeanette
Peacock Reese of Parker; two sons, Wayne Reese
and his wife Stacey ofAltha and Paul Reese and his
wife Debbie of Valley View, TX; six grandchildren,
Timmy Reese and his wife Katrina, Tammy Reese,
Terry Reese, Brandon Reese, Ryan Reese arid Blake
Owen; as well as four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at
The First Baptist Church in Altha with Reverend
James Swafford officiating. Interment followed in
the Mount Olive Cemetery in Altha.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of
KAYLA SAVANNA BAILEY
BLOUNTSTOWN Kayla Savanna Bailey,
20, of Blountstown died Friday, Dec.- 26, 2008
in Marianna. She was born on June 21, 1988 in
Tallahassee and had lived in Blountstown all of her
life. She worked as a certified nurse's assistant and
was of the Protestant faith.
She was preceded' in death by her maternal
grandparents, Marcus B. and Doris W. Williams;
and her paternal grandfather, W.L. Bailey.
Survivors include her parents, Jeff and Teresa
Bailey of Blountstown; two brothers, Jeffery and
Jason Bailey, both of Blountstown; a paternal
grandmother, Jeanette Bailey of Blountstown;
a fiance, Theodious Morre of Blountstown; and
several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 at
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown with
Reverend Allan Nichols officiating. Interment
followed at Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown.
The family requested in lieu of flowers,
donations be made to Peavy Funeral Home to help
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
DAVID RODNEY VENTRY
PANACEA David Rodney Ventry, 60, died
Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 in Crawfordville. He was
born in Quincy on Dec. 9, 1948 and had lived in
Tallahassee, St. Petersburg, Crawfordville and
Panacea. A systems engineer for Burroughs, Unisys
and Honeywell, he served two terms in the United
States Air Force. He served on the SAC bomber
base in Goldsboro, NC, and two tours of duty on
the Island of Guam during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his parents, Leo and Margaret
Ventry of Tallahassee; two brothers, Billy Ventry
and his wife Linda of Quincy and Bobby Ventry,
and his wife Shannon of Boca Raton; his children,
Chris Ventry and his wife Lisa, Becky Moore and
her husband Greg, all of Crawfordville and Jerry
Hurd of Clinton, CT; five grandchildren; two
cousins, Carolyn King and her husband J.D. and
Barbara Melvin of Hosford; and a former wife and
friend, Joice Ventry of Crawfordville.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville.
Followed by a private interment in Hosford.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in Crawfordville
was in charge of the arrangements.
GEORGE FRANKLIN BURCH
BLOUNTSTOWN George Franklin,.Burch,
64, of Blountstown died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008
at his home. He was born on Sept. 15, 1944 in
Calhoun County where he lived all of his life. He
was a welder, logger, taxidermist and enjoyed the
outdoors. He was of the Protestant faith.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Ren
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Burch
of Blountstown; one son, George Aaron Burch
and his wife, Stephanie of Effingham, NH; one
daughter, Molly Glass and her husband, Tony of
Blountstown; one sister, Faye McClendon-and her
husband, James of Blountstown; six grandchildren,
Erin, Eric and Ethan Glass and Thomas, Johnathan
and Matthew Burch.
Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008
at 2 p.m. (CT) at the Christian Home Freewill
Baptist Church in Blountstown with Reverend Ron
Burger officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine
Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
to Covenant Hospice, 4440 Lafayette Street,
Marianna, FL, 32446 or to the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society, 7077 Bonneval Road, Suite
610, Jacksonville, FL 32216.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
WILLIE LEE (BILL) JONES
CLARKSVILLE -Willie Lee (Bill) Jones, 93, of.Clarksville, died
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, in Blountstown. She was born on Sept. 1;
1915 in Calhoun County where she lived all of her life. She was a
retired school teacher, teaching school in the Calhoun County School
System for 38 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Jones; a son,
Kenny Jones and a sister, Nella B. Nichols.
Survivors include a daughter in law, Connie Jones of Clarksville;
two grandsons, Kenny Jason Jones and his wife, Carla of Clarksville
and Kyle Byron Jones of Clarksville; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 at Poplar Head Baptist
Church in Clarksville with Reverend Philip Williams officiating.
Interment followed in the Poplar Head Cemetery in Clarksville.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the
'JAMES C. PULLEN
GRAND RIDGE James C. Pullen, 78, of Grand Ridge, died
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 in Tallahassee. He was born on March 31,
1930 in Duke OK and had lived in the Grand Ridge area for the past
40 years. He was retired from the United States Navy with over
20 years of service, He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam
conflicts. He was retired from the Department of Corrections at ACI
with 28 years of service.
He was preceded in death two daughters, Victoria Osborne and
Survivors include his wife Kathleen Pullen of Grand Ridge; two
sons, Jackie Brown and his wife, Erica of Sneads and Dale Pullen
of Sarasota; three daughters, Tammy Jackson of Chattahoochee,
Teresa Forbes and her husband, Ronnie of Clarksville and Sandy
Pullen of Chattahoochee; one brother, Larry Pullen ofFt. Lauderdale;
two sisters, Geraline Pullen of Chattahoochee and Cecilia Bayler
and her husband, Dan ofCoco; 15 grandchildren and six great-
'No services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by
cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of
Home of Bristol
All existing pre-need and at need
A4// operations of the funeralprocess
will be handled on location at
12008 NW State Road 20.
0Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed Peacock
Licensed Funeral Directors
Peavy Funeral Home
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DECEMBER 31, 2008 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15
New Year's resolutions to improve your landscape
by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County
This is the time of year when
we look towards the future for
personal improvement and
goal setting. The backyard
gardener should be no
different and the New Year
is a great time to make some
resolutions that will benefit
Resolve to put as little as
possible into the local landfill
by committing to reduce,
reuse and recycle.
Composting is both an easy
way to reduce the amount
of waste you send to the
landfill and a cheap way to
get nutrients for youi garden.
There are many compost
methods, from a small worm
composting unit to large
outdoor bins-something for
You can use almost any
organic material for composting
including yard waste such
as grass clippings, leaves,
flowers, twigs, chopped brush,
old vegetable plants and straw.
Don't, however, compost
diseased plants, weeds with
seeds or invasive weeds like
torpedo grass. You can also
compost kitchen scraps like-
vegetable peelings and coffee
For more information on
composting, visit the UF IFAS
Solutions for Your Life website
Resolve to recycle your live-
cut Christmas tree. Live-cut
Christmas trees don't have to
go out with the trash; instead,
they can take on a second life
after the holidays when used
as habitat for wildlife. .
Christmas trees can be
recycled by placing them in
lakes or other water bodies
as fish habitats, creating reefs
for hiding or nesting. Be sure,
however, to check with local
environmental agencies before
placing trees under water.
Christmas trees can be
stacked to create a shelter
for small mammals and
birds. They eventually will
decompose and add needed
nutrients to the soil.
Good sense should be
used when transforming a
Christmas tree into a wildlife
habitat. Trees should not
simply be tossed outdoors or
into a public area. Receive
permission from property
owners before discarding the
tree on private or public land
or in ponds.
Before disposing of a live-
cut Christmas tree, remember
to, remove all trimmings
including tinsel, garland,
lights and ornaments.
Resolve to reuse
items to create a fun and
imaginative landscape. If
you have a whimsical or
crafty side, you may consider
converting household objects
into functional landscape
For example, an old box
spring can easily be turned
into a trellis for vining plants.
Dress up a coat rack with ivy or
a hanging birdhouse. Serve up
tired flatware as a new tinkling
wind chime by a window or
on a porch. Old tires can
be painted with, a decorative
pattern or a solid color and
made into fun planters filled
with bright flowers. A little
paint and a few- snips of the
scissors can transform mini
blinds left over from a home
makeover into handy plant
The sky's the limit when
it comes to recycling in
the landscape, so let your
The last resolution to
ponder for 2009 is-to contact
your local Extension Office
when you have a landscape
problem. The University
of Florida/IFAS Extension
Service is a free service that
provides information backed
by research. Call us with your
Theresa Friday is the
Extension Agent for Santa
to be a SMOKE FREE CAMPUS
beginning January 1, 2009
January 1, 2009, .
pital will be a tobacco
This action is a de-
cision of the Hospital
Board with the full 'r
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 or the 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.
E The .hospital is
asking all patients
and visitors to coop-
S berate with this new
policy, designed to
improve the health
of all. This new poli-
c y 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 srmioking 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
TELL 'EM YOU SAW IT IN THE JOURNAL!
'The Cit fo f'Bristol
I islltie iou a
W e ^M.crry Christmias
a fayosero s
We will be closed
Jan. 1 & Jan. 2
12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St. in Bristol 643-2261
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Two and three
in Altha, very nice.
I t V For ITEMS FOR SALE
a Ie | RCA 50" DLP HD, big screen T\
* -Square Bales s4 with remote, $850 OBO. Call 447
* -Round Bales '30-40 4512. 12-31,1-7
- Perennial Peanut
ro s6 en., Misc. toys, for girls and for boys
Hay Baleso 6.50 other odds and ends for kids. Cal
Call 850-762-3382 674-3264 and make offer. 12-31,1-7
For Sale By Owner
PRICE REDUCED for
27.73 Acres South of
Marianna on Maddox Road.
1/4 mile of Maddox
Only $3750 per acre.
Owner will pay closing
costs. Call James at
"-"//' <,7', /./, .'/ ;.
January's auction has
been canceled due to
the holidays. We will
resume the auction in
Have a safe holiday,
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S160 brand name. queen
mattress set, unused with
10000 LEATHER Living Rm
Sel. Lileiime Warranty. NEW,
siill in crale. List $1999. Let
go for: $649 ... 545-7112.
5 Piece 1000o MicroFiber
Living Rm set complete wl
tables: $599, ALL NEW in
boxes. Delivery available.
6 piece. PUB TABLE &
chairs, solid Wood. New
in crate. List $1200, Take
A NEW Queen Orthopedic
Piliowiop mattress sei in
.ealed plastic. Full warranty.
Sacrifice $279. Can deliver.
Complete Solid Wood Bed-
rocm Set. Brand new' Top
Oualirv. Dovetail Drawers.
Beautilul. Musl See. $499
Can deliver 545-7112.
Canopy Bed Brand New
in Dcx. $129. 222-9879
CHERRY NEW QUEEN
sleigh 7pc bedroom sel.
$2400 value, must sell
$1000. 425-8374. Delivery-
FULL mattress sets $150.
TWIN mattress sets $125.
ALL NEW. 545-7112
NASA Visco Memory Foam
mattress set NEW in plastic
w/warranty. Lisl Value $1400 '
Sacriice $599. Del available
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25 Malibu metal landscape lights,
10 watt, black tulip, $200 for all.
Call 545-2300. 12-31,1-7
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 chairs, brand
new, $7 each. Call 379-8410.
GE two door commercial drink
cooler, $200. Call 890-6686.
Kenmore washer and Kitchen-aid
dryer, works great, $125 OBO for
both. 4-drawer chest of drawers,
good condition, $50. Air hockey
Stable, $20. Call 643-5516, leave
Tell 'em' you saw it in The Journal.
1991 Ford Escort GT, two door,
runs good, $1,200 OBO. Call 674-
1977 Plymouth Volare, $500
OBO. Call 237-1689. 12-24,12-31
1996 Dodge Caravan, over $1,000
worth of work done recently, runs
good, new tires, brakes, rotars,
battery, $2,000. Call 643-1566.
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
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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-
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TOOLS AND HEAVY
Milwaukee cordless 18 volt, 1/2
inch impact wrench kit, with battery
and charger. New never used, still
in case, $275. Call 545-2300.
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-
LOST & FOUND
Found, 1933 LCHS class ring,
initials not legible, also a distinctive
mans ring, found on east shore
of Lake Mystic. Must describe to
claim, call 379-8210. 12-31,1-7
Large male dog, white with brown
spots, in the vicinity of Clarksville and-
Four Mile Creek park, not aggressive,
very sweet. Call 674-3905. 12-31,1-7
Lost dog: $300 reward for return
and any information leading to the
arrest in the theft of 2 1/2 year old
Pincher-Terrier cross male, red
color. Stolen from Hwy. 275. Dog
is approximately 13 inches tall, long
legs, short stub tail, white patch on
chest, goes by 'Roscoe.' Owner is
2 1/2- year-old child. If returned, no
questions asked. Call 762-2675,
299-6620 or 299-63.94, please
leave message. 12-24, 12-31
Lost Dec. 16: Three-month-old
White English Bulldog, female,
answers to 'Charlie', lost in Fox Pen
area of Calhoun Co. off Kelly Road.
Kids miss her very much. Call 209-
3588 or 762-4059. 12-24, 12-31
Male cat, blonde color, name
Spider, in the vicinity of South
Street in Blountstown. Call 674-
8036. 12-17, 12-24
HOMES & LAND
Big lot on Chipola River, located
in Calhoun County. Call 643-1514. .
1989 horse trailer, bumper pull,
fits 2 horses, in good shape, new
tires, lights all work, new jack in
front, $650 OBO. Call 674-2422 or
Horse tack, Tucker saddle and
rope 16", $150. Other accessories,
horse blankets, bridles, etc. Call
674-2422 or 272-7392. 12-31,1-7
Siberian Husky/Wolf mix
puppies. Call 762-8690 or 557-
Free female Jack Russell dog,
two-years-old. Call 272-1982 or
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. 12-24,12-31
Black Lab and Brendel Bulldog
puppies, $50 each, ready to go.
Call 237-1689. 12-24,12-31
Junk cars and trucks, any con-
dition, we pay cash. Call 762-
8459 or 272-1126 cell. UFN
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Consumer Services office announces
citizens' top ten complaints of 2008
-- Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services SC
Commissioner Charles H. co
Bronson is announcing the
top ten list of complaints on(
for calendar year 2008. u
It's no surprise that the no
sales solicitation category 41
continues to rank number
one, however complaints
are up substantially this
year. After dropping by (
nearly 500 complaints
in 2007 to 4223, the Do W
Not Call law generated
5006 written complaints
in 2008. Bronson also says the
department was able to provide
more than 7.6 million dollars
in refunds in the form of cash,
goods and services, 3 million
dollars more than last year.
The department's Division
of Consumer Services is the
clearinghouse for consumer
complaints in Florida,
regulating 11 industries and
attempting to mediate problems
with unregulated businesses.
Complaints against industries
that fall in another agency's
jurisdiction are forwarded
to those agencies. Bronson
releases the top ten list every
year to ensure consumers know
where the biggest problem areas
lie and can take steps to protect
"While I am proud that we
have been able to provide more
than seven and a half million
dollars in redress to consumers,
the fact is it is better to avoid
having problems in the first
place," Bronson said. "It is
stressful and time consuming
for the public to take action
against a business, so knowing
the pitfalls can help people
make educated decisions in all
aspects of their daily lives."
There were 37,227 total
complaints filed with the
department in 2008. Do not call
violations usually lead the way
and that trend continues this
year. Consumers can pay a fee
of $10 with a $5 annual renewal
fee to have their home telephone
numbers placed on the list and
avoid unwanted sales calls. The
fee is used only to administer
the program. The types of calls
that are exempt from the list can
be found at www.800helpfla.
S's no surprise that the r
lies solicitation category
continues to rank number;
', however complaints a
T substantially this year
Lifter dropping by nearly
500 complaints in
2007 to 4223, the Do Nc
7all law generated 5006
itten complaints in 200W
continue to rank second with
3,582 written complaints, an
increase of more than one
thousand over 2007. There
were 2,542 complaints about
telemarketers that did not relate
to the Do Not Call list. Fourth
on the list was credit/banking
with 2,471 complaints and
rounding out the top five is the
communications category with
"Clearly people know where
to call for help and they are
taking full advantage of this
service," Bronson said. "We
do everything possible to make
the consumer whole and when
necessary, take action against
businesses that violate the rules
0 that are in place to protect
y Price gouging once
again made the top ten list
at number six this year with
re 2,291 written complaints.
The department continues
to investigate complaints
about gasoline price
gouging that may have
occurred when Hurricane
t Ike was in the gulf. Number
seven on the list was motor
vehicle sales with 1,754
8 complaints, motor vehicle
repairs generated 1,672
tenant issues prompted 1,562
complaints and tenth on the list
were construction issues with
Bronson urges consumers
to contact the Department's
Consumer Hotline at 1-800-
HELP FLA (1-800-435-7352)
or 1-800 FL AYUDA (1-800-
352-9832) to register any
complaints and to find out the
complaint history against a
company before conducting
any business. Consumers can
also file complaints online
by visiting the Division of
Consumer Services website at
www 800helpfla. com.
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Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a Public Auction Jan. 19, 2009 at
5:30 p.m. (ET)
White 1992 Olds Bravada
Our auction will be held at Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road off Hwy. 20
East, one half mile on left, you will see
our sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
Calhoun Liberty Journal 12-31-08
If you need any more information on
the above vehicle call and ask for Dale
at (850) 643-2522 or (850) 228-9555.
Liberty County School
Board is proposing
changes to the following
A public hearing on this
policy will be held on De-
cember 13th at the Liberty
County Administrative Of-
fices, Hwy 12 South, Bris-
tol, FL 32321 at 5:05 pm.
Copies of the policies are
available at the Superin-
Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a Public Auction Jan. 17, 2009 at
1 p.m. (ET)
Gold 4 door Chevrolet Lumina
Our auction will be held at Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road off Hwy. 20
East, one half mile on left, you will see
our sign. Bristol 66 Towinrig reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
Calhoun Liberty Journal 12-31-08
If you need any more information on
the above vehicle call and ask for Dale
at (850) 643-2522 or (850) 228-9555.
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 bi 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
Liberty Post &
Barn Pole Inc.
Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N)
Phone (850) 643-5995
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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
LIBERTY COUNTY 2
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PROJECT # 58.10
NOTICE TO RECEI
The Liberty County B
ceive sealed bids from a
fied person, company or
tion interested in constru
LIBERTY COUNTY 2001
Dannie Black Roa
Plans and specifications
obtained at Preble-Ris
324 Marina Drive, Port
Florida 32456, (850) 2
The bid must conform to
287.133(3) Florida Stat
public entity crimes.
Completion date for this
will be 30 days from th
the Notice to Proceed p
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
12-24 & 12-31 that this is a sealed bid, the bid
number and what the bid is for.
OUP 1 Bids will be received until 5:00
D3 p.m. Eastern Time, on January
6 2009 at the Liberty County
VE Clerk's Office, Liberty County
Courthouse, Hwy. 20, Bristol, Flor-
ida 32321, and will be opened and
loard of read aloud on January 6, 2009,
will re- at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The
ny quali- public is invited to attend.
cting the Cost for Plans and Specifications
will be $50.00 per set and is non-
refundable. Checks, should be
8 E.W.P. made payable to PREBLE-RISH,
The Board of County Commis-
c; an be. sioners reserves the right to waive
;h, Inc., informalities in any bid, to accept
St. Joe, and/or reject any or all bids, and
27-7200. to accept the bid that in theiirjudg-
SSection ment will be in the best interest of
utes, on Liberty County. -
If you have any questions, please
s project call Matt Carpenter at (850) 643-
e date of 2771. 12-24 & 12-31
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Engine 2 isba
* Engine 2 has finally returned to Blountstown after
hitching a ride home, compliments of John Mallory of
Mallory Towing. Funds were raised to buy back the old
engine, Which belonged to a local collector and had been
stored under a shed for years.
The 1945 Ford Pirsch fire engine was purchased new
by the city in 1945. Engine 2 served not only Blountstown,
but the entire western side of Liberty County and all of
Calhoun County for nearly 40 years.
Engine 2 is now being kept at the Blountstown City
Complex on Angle Street.
"We had quite a bit of cleanup work to do just so
we could see where to go next," said Ben Hall. BFD
The truck is in remarkably good condition. The body is
solid and there's still oil in the engine, said Hall. In fact,
John Mallory was able to air up the tires to get the truck
on a trailer for transport. But he had to climb up and
temporarily remove the light atop the engine (see top
photo) because airing the tires caused the top to become
wedged under the tin roof, preventing the engine from
being safely pulled out.
Those who went to get the engine were surprised
to find some fire hose in the hose bed stamped "3-53"
indicating its in-service date of 1953. &
"Right now we're going to focus on getting the old
paint off, fixing some of the minor blemishes in the body
and getting a solid coat of primer on." the fire chief said.
"Simultaneously, we'll be searching for some folks that
have experience working on Ford Flat Head V8 engines,
paint and body supplies and a set of tires (7.50 X 20 if
anyone is willing to help). We'll keep everyone updated
on our progress and all are welcome to drop by the fire
station and be escorted over to see the truck,"
The fire department expressed their appreciation to
John Mallory, who donated several hours of his time to
bring Engine 2 back to Blountstown.