Group Title: Calhoun-Liberty Journal (Bristol, Fla.).
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Calhoun-Liberty Journal
Publisher: Liberty Journal, Inc.
Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol, Fla
Publication Date: January 21, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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S2 12/29/2009

Hatcher speaks

at Liberty County

Chamber banquet
by Teresa Eubanks,
Journal Editor
Sam Hatcher,
founder and president
of Liberty Industries,

speaker at Monday's
annual Liberty
County Chamber of
Commerce banquet
held at Veterans
Memorial Park Civic
Center in Bristol.
Hatcher shared his
plans for the company,
which will use wood.
waste to produce
cellulosic ethanol to
be used for fuel and
to produce electricity, providing a viable, ecological
alternative to oil.
He plans to begin construction on Liberty Industries
late this year or early 2010. "It's going to take two years
to construct the project. We're working on finishing the
engineering now," he said.
The biofuel-production plant will provide 50 to 60
jobs, in addition to those jobs created during construction
and delivery of woodchips. Phase one of the project will
require 300 tons of woodchips each day.
"We're working on similar projects across the southeast
and hope to bring five commercial projects online in the
next five years," Hatcher said.
In emphasizing the need for this country to produce its
own fuel, he quoted T.Boone Pickens, who said, "America
is importing $700 billion of foreign oil, much of it from
people that don't like us."


Volume 29, Number 3

ICks Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 '

Monday's annual march in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. took on even greater
significance as it was held one day before the nation's first African-American president
Barack Obama was sworn into office. Marchers are shown above as they make their way
along Central Avenue in Blountstown. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO

Altha teacher

returns from

tour of China
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
She walked along the Great Wall of China.
She explored villages dating back thousands
of years, where buildings from the Ming Dynasty
still stand while nearby modem structures have
already fallen into disrepair.At night, she returned
to sleep in a five-star hotel.
She attended university classes where students
used the latest computer technology and later
that same day, would find herself bargaining at
an outdoor stall for a fossil imprinted with the
relief of a fish.
But what impressed Millie Williams' Altha
School fourth-grade class the most?
The fact that she ate a scorpion.
"It was very crispy and really had no taste,"
she said of the fried appetizer, which she tossed
down after being presented with it at a group
dinner. Accompanying the scorpion was another
dish, "Old Shop Fried Roast Duck," which came.
on a platter with its head.intact.
That meal also included braised pork cubes
with lotus root, steamed buns, bamboo fungus
chicken soup along with sauted sweet corn
with pine nuts and lily. While the appetizers
and entrees changed, one thing was consistent:
"Every meal concluded with cantaloupe and
watermelon," she said.
See ALTHA TEACHER continued on page 13

The Great Wall of China looms in the background
as Millie Williams pauses to have a photo taken
during her recent trip.

Man escapes after

sentencing by judge

in Liberty Co. Friday
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A 22-year-old man who
was brought before a judge
in Liberty County for failure _
to pay over $10,000 in child
support is facing another
charge after he escaped as
he was being walked back
to the jail Friday.
Donald R. Allen was y
ordered to pay a fine of $750
or serve 60 days after being .
found guilty on his original Donald
non-support charge, R. Allenr
Bailiff Brigham Shuler .
was leading Allen and two
others out of the courtroom and down the back stairs to the
jail around 10:30 a.m. when Allen suddenly broke away.
"When he got to the bottom of the steps he ran around
the west side of the courthouse, got into a car with
somebody and left," Shuler said.
An alert was issued for Allen, who fled the area in a
gold-colored vehicle driven by a black female.
"An hour later, he turned himself into the Chattahoochee
Police Department," Shuler said. "By that time, an escape
charge had been filed."
Allen was transported to the Gadsden County Jail and
then picked up and returned to Liberty County, where he
is being held on $1,000 bond.
Escape is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in the
Department of Corrections.
Allen, whose address is listed as Boyd Street in
Blountstown, had been recently staying at an apartment in
Chattahoochee and working at a Havana sandwich shop,
according to Shuler.

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Sheriff's Log...2 Community Calendar..4 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...9 Farmer's Almanac...9
Birthdays...10 Speak Up!...11 Outdoors...18 Schools...14 & 15 Obituaries...16 Classifieds...20 & 21




Hosford mom sentenced to community

control for failing to keep kids in school

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Hosford woman who was
on three years' probation for
failing to send her children to
school was sentenced Tuesday
to one year of community
control after violating her
probation, according to the
Liberty County Clerk of
Court's office.
The sentence means she is
required to remain at home
unless getting permission
to leave from her probation
officer, said Liberty County
Sheriff's Office Public
Information Officer Brigham
Shuler. She was originally
placed on probation after being
charged with three counts of
child neglect in August 2006.
Darby White, 38, has been
the focus of an ongoing truancy
investigation with the Liberty


Dartly White

County School System since
a school resource officer first
noticed one of her teenage
children was barely to sign
his own name when picking
up a package for his mother

at the post office about three
years ago.
"The district has made
every effort to avoid the
severity of these events. We
have tried to allow home
schooling, online enrollment,
and parent conferences
in addition to the truancy
court proceedings. All have
produced no improvements,"
said Karen Peddie, Director of
Administration for the Liberty
County School System.
White has an infant,
two toddlers, four school
age children and one older
child. Peddie described the
children as "pleasant and well-
behaved," and said school
officials were concerned that
they were not attending classes
and were falling behind their
peers academically.

Bristol man, 76, sentenced

to 13 months in state prison

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A 76-year-old Bristol man arrested last year on drug charges
was sentenced Tuesday to serve 13 months in a state prison,
according to the Liberty. County Clerk's Office.
Robert Lee Donar was. out on bond following his arrest
for possession of marijuana with intent to sell when he got in
trouble again last. March.
Donar was arrested at his Smith Circle residence after
deputies from the Liberty County Sheriff's Department served
a search warrant and found 90 rocks of crack cocaine. Two pill
bottles containing 70 rocks were found in a car parked next to
his home while a pill bottle that'held 20 rocks of crack cocaine
was found hidden in the underwear of a woman who had been
inside Donar's home.

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Jan. 14
*Eddie Bailey, writ of attachment, CCSO.
*Barbara Pouncy, VOCP, CCSO.

Jan. 15
*Mark Honnaker, VOCP, CCSO.

Jan. 16
*Dorothy Johnson, grand theft, CCSO.
.*Chris Manfredi, VOSP, CCSO.
*Amanda Ruth Yarrell, sentenced from court.

Jan. 17
*Amanda Nacole Kelley, VOP, failure to ap-
pear(6 times), CCSO.

Jan. 18
*Clifton Stevens, failure to appear, holding for
Jackson CSO, CCSO.
*James Middlebrooks, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked with knowledge, BPD.
*James Tucker, driving while license suspended
or revoked with knowledge, CCSO.


*Timmy J. Davenport, county VOP, LCSO.
*Jerry R. Grishom, III, county VOP, self.

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*Lloyd M. "Chip" Jacobs, county VOP, self.

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*John Hutcheson, state VOP, Leon CSO.
*Joshua Ryan Best, failure to appear/capias(2
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*Amanda Yarreli, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Dorothy Johnson, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Donald R. Allen, escape, writ of attachment,
*Eric Glenn Clark, trespass, possession of illegal
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*Jonathan Haire, holding for court, CCSO.
*Roosevelt Garrett, writ of attachment, LCSO.
*William Q Platt, IV, possession less than 20
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*James Milton Ammons, driving while license
suspended or revoked with knowledge, LCSO.
*Amanda Kelley, holding for CCSO, CCSO.

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those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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Jan. 12 through Jan. 19, 2009
Citations issued:
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Special details (business escorts, traffic details).....101
Business alarms.....02 Residential alarms..........03
Com plaints.............................. ........................ 167

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Man sentenced 16 years after

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Sixteen years after his
arrest for sexual battery. and
molestation of two young
girls, Simon Ramirez, 43, was

Reward offered
for info on stolen
game camera
Major Rodney Smith of the
'Blountstown Police Department
is offering a $100 reward for
information leading to the return
of a digital game camera stolen
from a hunting lease Sunday.
The Moultrie Game Camera,
which belongs to Smith, was take
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the Chipola River, off Hwy. 275
and State Road 20.
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sentenced to serve 15 years in
prison in Liberty County court
Ramirez was originally
arrested on two counts each
of sexual battery and lewd and
lascivious molestation of a
child under 12, stemming from
incidents that occurred in 1990
and 1992 while he lived with
the-victims and their mother in
their Bristol home.
After Ramirez entered a
plea of no contest to lewd and
lascivious charges, the judge
dropped the two sexual battery
charges and ordered him to
serve two concurrent 15-year
Ramirez fled Liberty County
after he was first charged and
remained at large until his
arrest in Central Florida last

Simon Ramirez

At Tuesday's hearing, one
of the victims, now an adult,
gave a tearful statement to
the court. The young woman
told how her experiences with
Ramirez made it impossible
for her to trust other men, even
those in her family. As a victim
advocate for the state stood by
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Blountstown group

plans trip to Europe
Have you ever wanted to travel- to
Europe and afraid to go by yourself? Come
join the group from Blountstown and
surrounding areas on a 15-day, 7-country
tour of Europe. The group will visit
Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy,
Switzerland and France. Transportation
to the airport (Tallahassee), airfare, 13
nights lodging, guide service, motor-coach
transportation while in Europe and 22
meals are included in the trip.
Cost of the trip is $3,599 per person
(double occupancy), $ 3,999 if traveling
single. The trip is scheduled for May 14 -
28. Call CalCo Travel at (850) 674-4163
or (800) 391-6134 if you would like to go.
If booked before Feb. 5 you will receive
a $100 discount. Give Sarah or Marilyn
a call.
Space is limited so call today! CalCo
Travel is under the Calhoun County Senior
Citizens Association, Inc. Monies raised
from the sale of travel is used to provide
services to the elderly in the community.

W. Gadsden Historical
Society meets Jan. 25
The West Gadsden Historical Society
will hold its quarterly meeting on Sunday,
Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. in Gardner Hall, 150
East llth Street, Greensboro. Ms. Rhett
DeVane, local Southern fiction author,
of Tallahassee will be the featured guest.
She is originally from Chattahoochee and
attended Robert F. Munroe School.
Ms. DeVane will be speaking about
the various books she has written. Teens
to those in their nineties have read her
books, as well as various church groups.
She will have a limited number of signed
books available for purchase. A portion of
her book royalties is dedicated to a support
group for breast cancer patients.
Everyone is invited to attend and learn
more about this author from our local
For further information, please call 850-
442-4041, or e-mail

Blood Mobile Unit

schedule Jan. 21-30
Please give blood at our center at 2503
Commercial Park Drive in Marianna on
Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. 6 p.m., if
unable to donate on the mobile unit.
Scheduled times for the Blood Mobile:
Wednesday, Jan. 21-- Bonifay Middle
School 7:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 22 -- Parthenon Health
Care, Blountstown 12 noon 4 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 23 -- Calhoun CI,
Blountstown 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 26 -- Lowe's, Marianna
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 27 -- Baptist College of
FL, Graceville 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 -- No Drive
Thursday, Jan. 29 -- Bethelem High
School, 8 a.m. 2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 30 -- Holmes CI, Bonifay
7 a.m 4 p.m.

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.

Lee fEdenfie((& grey Johnson
Hosford/Telogia Helipad dedication ceremony,
6:30 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church

National 0
Hiuaeinn Day .

* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* Boy Scout Troop #200,.6:30 p.m., Mormon Church
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail

* Business Competitiveness Council Meeting, 11 a.m. (CT), Workforce
Board Offices, Marianna
* Boyd Staff in Blountstown.,-9:30-11 a.m., Calhoun Co. Courthouse
* Boyd Staff in Bristol, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Liberty Courthouse Law Library,
* Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept., 7 p.m., Voting house, Rock Bluff
* Brownie Troop #158, 6:30 p.m., Tolar Elementary School
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse

Vernon T'anner
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown

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Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown


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* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Altha Boy Scouts, 5:30 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department
* Blountstown Lions Club, 6 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant
* AA, 6:30 p.m., Liberty Co. Courthouse (west side entrance)
* Boy Scout Troop #207, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Bristol

'Pam Sumner
* Calhoun County Super Council Meeting, 5 p.m. W.T. Neal Civic Center
* AA, 6:30 p.m., Liberty Co. Courthouse (west'side entrance)
* Boy Scout Troop #206. 7 p m, Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Bristol Lions Club, 7 30 p.m.. Apalachee Restaurant
* Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S.. 7 p m.. Dixie Lodge in Biown

Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 8L
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to assist elders with

home energy crisis
TALLAHASSEE -- The Area Agency
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households with their home energy crisis
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Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor,
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Covenant Hospice

offers free monthly

grief support group
by Don Ruth, Director, Communications
BLOUNTSTOWN Feelings of grief
and loss can be overwhelming. For this
reason, Covenant Hospice offers a monthly
grief support group in Blountstown at
the Calhoun County Senior Citizens
Association, located at 16859 NE Cayson
Street, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the
last Thursday of every month. Those
who. attend will have the opportunity to
explore their grief in a safe and caring
The next meeting will be on Thursday,
Jan. 29. The support group is free but
registration is required. Light refreshments
will be served. To register for this support
group, or for additional information, call
January McKeithan or Riley Henderson
at 482-8520.
Covenant Hospice is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to providing
comprehensive, compassionate services
to patients and loved ones during times of
life-limiting illnesses.

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
business advertisers!

Johnny Eubanks.............Publisher
Teresa Eubanks................. Editor
Gina Brooks...................Bookkeeper
Missy Tanner...................Advertising
Debbie Duggar....Production Assistant
OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F,
Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.


Hosford/Telogia Helipad dedication set Jan. 21

by Rhonda Lewis, EM Director Liberty
County Emergency Management
Dedication of the Hosford-
Telogia Helipad will be held
on Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. We
invite the community to come
out to the helipad, located by
the Grace United Methodist
Church, and participate in this
dedication service.
There have been many
exciting and positive changes
over the past few months

in Liberty County. One of
these changes has been the
construction of a new EMS
helipad in Hosford. This
helipad is perfectly located
between the Hosford and
Telogia area at the Grace United
Methodist Church and will be
able to serve the residents in
those areas without causing
any interruptions at the school,
where it was previously located.

Liberty County Emergency
Management and the Board
of County Commissioners
would like to sincerely offer
our appreciation and thanks
to the Grace United Methodist
Church for allowing us to use
their property and for being so
pro-active in the health care
of the community. We would
also like to thank C.W. Roberts
and their crew for paving the
helipad and for the paving of
any new helipads that we are

currently trying to set up in
the county. As always, C.W.
Roberts Construction has been
very instrumental in helping
our community and we really
appreciate all of your time,
expertise, and involvement in
all of our endeavors to make
Liberty County a safe place
to live.
We are looking forward
to the placement of our next
helipad in the City of Bristol.
The Chamber of Commerce

has so graciously allowed us
to construct on the Weaver
Property across from the
LCHS Football field. We are
currently trying to locate an
open site in the Sumatra area
for a helipad and also one in the
Rock Bluff area. If anyone has
any ideas on a good location in
these areas, please contact me
at (850)643-2339.
Thank you all for your
support and concern for the
residents of Liberty County.

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'Road Runners' host 6th annual chili

benefit Feb. 7 for Big Bend Hospice


Who has the best chili recipe
in the land? If you think it's you,
or if you just want to sample the
recipes, the "Road Runners", a
group of motorcycle enthusiasts,
are throwing their 6th annual chili
cook-off bash to raise money for
a good cause. i
The event will be held at
Shucker's Oyster Bar, 4806
Jackson Cove Road, Tallahassee,
on Saturday, Feb. 7, beginning
at 1 p.m. Judging will begin
at 4 p.m. Pay only $10 to enter
your chili in the contest with a
chance to win a 1st prize trophy
and $100, and/or $25 for the best
decorated booth! The deadline to
enter the competition is Jan. 31.
The public is invited, for
a fee of $5, to both taste and
judge the chili, so contestants
are encouraged to cook plenty of
chili for the competition! For the
fourth year in a row, the proceeds
raised will be used for patient care

at Big Bend Hospice.
This event is fun for the whole
family so come out to see some
gorgeous motorcycles, listen to
some great music, try the variety

of chili offered, and enjoy the
festive atmosphere!
For more information call
Joann at 575-4715 or Johnny at

Hospice plans lunch for area clergy
Big Bend Hospice Chaplains invite area clergy and other leaders
in the congregation to attend a special luncheon at 12:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL. Come enjoy a complimentary meal and fellowship
with community clergy.
"We have planned a very special time for our clergy to gather,
fellowship and to discuss issues that impact them in ministering
to those who are dying," said Rev. Candace McKibben, Big Bend
Hospice Pastoral Care Coordinator. "At this quarterly meeting
Wendy Vargo, MSW, Big Bend Hospice Grief and Loss Department
Manager, will speak on Meeting the Bereavement Needs of Your
The meeting is open to all clergy in Leon, Jefferson, Madison,
Taylor, Wakulla, Franklin, Liberty and Gadsden counties.
Please RSVP to Candace McKibben if possible by Jan. 30 at 878-
5310, ext. 250 or, candace@
Please feel free to invite other clergy or leaders.

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The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement has been recognized
as Calhoun County's Business
of the Month for January by the
Chamber of Commerce.
The Settlement was founded in........
July of 1989 to bring together the
material history of life between --- -
1840 and the beginning of World
War 1.
Their mission is to acquire, buildings and tools acquired are
document, research and restore relics of Panhandle history and
buildings and tools that were are arranged within the settlement
used in daily life. The historic to simulate an actual working

Nominations being sought for

Outstanding Citizen of the Year

The Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce is asking
for nominations for the 2008
Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
The award will be presented at the
upcoming 62nd Annual Chamber
Membership Banquet.
This honor is annually given
to the individual who receives
the most nominations from the
Nominations must be in

writing (using the attached form),
and must be submitted to the
Chamber by Feb. 6.
Characteristics of this
individual are someone who has
worked, promoted, or volunteered
with great effort to or for the
citizens of Calhoun County to
create a better quality of life.
Please remember: Nominations
must be received no later than
Friday, Feb. 6.

agricultural community, which.
serves the public as a rural living
history museum.
As a public educational
institution the museum's vision
is to preserve the pioneer lifestyle
for future generations, encourage
interest in the stories and ways
of the past, provide relevant and
creative, educational programs,
performances, exhibits and visitor
experiences, and to create an
inviting environment where ideas
are shared and gathered.
While the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is a thriving part of
Calhoun County, it is important
for all to remember that they are
funded by the generous donations
of individuals, organizations and
businesses. All donations are used
to support the museum and go
towards fulfilling their mission.
Donations can be made through
volunteering, membership, or
donation of relevant materials.
For more information, please
contact EffieAultman at 850-674-
2777, email info@ppmuseum.
org, or visit their website at www.


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Like it or not, America must change

The week of January 20, 2009 will
be recorded in the annals of America's
history as one of those shining mo-
ments in time that make this country
so great. When the bells tolled at high
noon on January 20, 2009, America
was back on the path of greatness and
once again with the potential and op-
portunity to be that shining light of
democracy that has beckoned to the
world for more than two hundred

-- m o years. It was a day to be cherished by all Americans
S* without regard to race, creed or color.
The election of Barack Obama, a black man, as presi-
dent of the United States was, in itself, a display of the
S- character and courage of the American people. I've writ-
* ten many times that one of the strengths of America, one
of the cornerstones of American democracy, is the com-.
mon sense of the American people. Even when we are
down to our last desperate hope, the American people
. .. rise to the occasion and do the right thing.
History will judge President Bush. Perhaps he, and
__ the actions that he took during his presidency, will be
__ vindicated by time and future events. I won't be here to
hear and read history's judgment of Mr. Bush, but my
opinion is that Mr. Bush presided over one of the darkest
periods in America's history.
It didn't have to be that way. If he had counseled with
his father, a man with whom my wife and I have met and
for whom I have great respect, then the presidency of
S George W. Bush would most likely have been a time that
we all could be proud. But it's not.

"- The American people and people of the world have
great expectations for President Barack Obama. If Mr.
& A M" ^ Obama can satisfy a fraction of those expectations, it
4 -" will be a small miracle.
-- Like it or not, America is going to change. Our robust
view that we can have anything, buy anything and do
anything is going to be toned down. America's financial
system has to be stabilized before America is once again
a force in the international markets.
S ,- In many ways, our present predicament of financial
failures, diplomatic failures and the cost of two wars yet
-- - to end is a result of our own doing.
People will disagree with that comment. OK by me,

but our fellow bankers decided to cre-
ate a Ponzi schenie that has undermined
America's financial system. Under the
Bush administration, diplomatic efforts
waned or, in many instances, ceased.
The 9/11 response to invade Afghani-
stan was a good thing. Revenge is sweet.
The Taliban deserved it for harboring
terrorists. But in spite of our claims of a
democratic Afghanistan, the Taliban are
back in force and control the country.

The war in Iraq was a war of choice by Mr. Bush. Right
wing conservatives will never agree with that comment,
but they are in the minority. History will decide if the
thousands of Iraqis killed and the more than 4,000 Amer-
icans killed were in vain or for a more noble cause. At
the moment, for most of us, died. in vain comes to mind.
No need to rehash current history because Mr. Obama
and the rest of us have to accept America in its current
state. The question for Mr. Obama and for the'rest of us
is what we collectively do from this day forward.
In my view, the real test of America's character began
at high noon on January 20, 2009. Will our political and
ideology views prevail? I hope not because the main rea-
son for America's nadir can be blamed on the political
ideologies that prevailed for the past three decades.
When President Reagan came into office, he said,
"Government is not the solution to our problems; gov-
ernment is the problem."
While presented as political rhetoric to solidify his
conservative base, this remark had a resounding effect
on the American psyche. In my view, as a result of Rea-
gan's remark, hatred and distrust of government has
been the watchword of politicians, particularly of Re-
publicans, for the past three decades.
We are the government, a Republic, represented by
our fellow citizens. But the America that we all presum-
ably love is in trouble. This is a serious time for Amer-
ica, and what is important today is not, and I repeat not,
political parties and political ideologies.
Success for America will come if the Congress, both
Republicans and Democrats, are willing to put their po-
litical views aside and cooperate with President Obama
in restoring America to a position of leadership and ad-
miration in the world community.

C OX'S \
Jerry Cox is a retired military
officerand writer with an extensive
background in domestic and
foreign policy issues. He lives in
\-kaloosa County.



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GAC Contractors
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they agreed to give to
the Hlospital.
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hospital by Richard
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He was accompanied
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Why was St. Perpetua, a.
woman, considered a patron of
cattle? -V K. Louisville, Ky.
/ Answer: No farmer herself, St.
Perpetua was killed by wild cows
in an amphitheater (c. A.D. 203),
martyred along with her maid
and fellow religious convert,
St. Felicia. Also known as Vivia
Perpetua, she was born to pagan
parents and became a common
laywoman, wife, and mother in
her adult years. Her father treated
her poorly, refusing to recognize
her conversion.
Besides being a patron saint of
cows because of the manner of
her death, St. Perpetua was also
linked with martyrs and with the
death of children. She is often
represented with a cow, or with
a maid and a wild cow or ox,
sometimes in an amphitheater.
Her legend tells how she was
the first of the two women to be
knocked down by the wild cows,
in the amphitheatre in Rome
before a crowd of spectators,
but her spiritual reveries made
her unaware of the violence. It

Word of Truth has been in
revival since the first of January
with Rev. Steve Grimsley, a full-
time evangelist from Tennessee.

is said that she asked her friend
and maid, "When are we going
to be led to the beasts?"- not
realizing, until she glanced down
at her injuries, that she and her
friend had already encountered
Her story became such a
popular one, and so often retold,
that St. Augustine was inspired
to warn against it being given the
weight of scripture.
My mother used to make
terrific deviled eggs, but when
I try to duplicate her recipe, the
hard-boiled egg yolks come out
with a greenish color, instead of
that nice yellow. What am I doing,
wrong? -C. C., Stanford, Mont.
Answer: There are almost as

Services will continue the rest
of the month on Wednesday and
Friday nights at 7 p.m., and on
Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Chipola Community Church

plans revival Jan. 25 thru 30

Chipola Community Church
will be in a revival with Rev.
Billy Wallace Jan. 25 to Jan. 30.
Sunday night service will begin
at 6 p.m.
Weeknights services will begin
at 7 p.m. Bro. Johnie Godwin and
congregation would like to invite



all to come expecting a mighty
move of God and an outpouring
of His Holy Spirit.
Church is located on Jim
Godwin Road off of 71 North of
For more information, call
674-1307 or 674-1230.

2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off
Sponsored by Corinth Baptist Church

at. Jan 24 Entries are wilbe
4 p.m. FREE et
Hottest Chil t
S< All you can eat for & Most
l a $5 donation! creative chni,
All proceeds will go to"eniTt
the new Worship Center at
Corinth Baptist Church.
l 1| I For more information call Pastor
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...Celebrates. Birthday

In January 1994, Gateway Baptist Church of Blount-
stown opened its Child Care Center for the children
of this community. On Sunday, January 25 at 3
p.m. CST we are having a party to celebrate our
15th birthday. Everyone is invited to join us. If you

many opinions on this as there are
varieties of chickens and eggs, but
the most prevalent piece of advice
is to cool the eggs quickly, after
hard-boiling, by plunging them
into a cold-water bath. If this trick
alone doesn't give you the results
you desire, it's possible you are
overcooking the eggs.
To hard-boil eggs, immerse
them in cold water, cover the pot,
and bring the water gently to a
boil. Between 10 and 15 minutes,
after the water comes to a boil,
is generally the recommended
time for hard-boiling eggs, but
this timing can vary depending
on the size and age of your eggs.
Smaller, fresher eggs take less
time. Another theory says that you

After eachfaith-filled message,
Rev. Grimsley prays for the sick
and ministers to the needs of the
people. Several have received
salvation and healing. If you
have a need, Pastor Ron Baker
encourages you to come to Word
of Truth and expect your miracle.
Word of Truth is located on
South Street, behind City Tire on
Highway 20 West.
Everyone is welcome and
services are interpreted for the


services set

at Macedonia

First Baptist
All are invited to join in for
the Evangelistic Services at
Macedonia's First Baptist Church
in Blountstown, located at 20300
NE Macedonia Road. Evangelist,
Sean Obergfell will be our guest
The services will be Jan. 29
through Feb. 1. Times will be
Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m.,
Saturday at 10 a.m. for youth and
6:30 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. and
For more information and
directions, contact Pastor Wood
at 674-3397 or 674-5111.

Prayer Band

meets Jan. 22
The will be a Prayer Band
meeting Thursday, Jan. 22 at
7:30 p.m. The meeting will
be at Brother and Sister Louie
Beckwith's home. Everyone is
invited to attend.
For more information call

should never boil "hard-boiled"
eggs. Instead, bring the cold water
and eggs to a boil, then cover and
remove from heat, allowing the
eggs to sit in the hot water for
15 minutes before draining and
plunging them into cold water.
Do some experimenting and see
for yourself.
To make deviled eggs, immerse
them in running, cold water until
cool enough to handle. Gently
roll an egg under your hand on
the countertop, to just crack the
shell, then remove the shell at
once. Rinse the egg in cold water
.to rid it of any bits of shell and
to continue the cooling process.
Cut in half the long way, scoop
out the yolk at once, and mix
it with your other ingredients.
Cover and refrigerate, after the
eggs are filled.
One scientific theory about
the greening of eggs is that
the yolk will reveal concentric
rings, formed as the yolk is
developing inside the chicken.



JAN. 21, WEDNESDAY -- New York City's Sullivan Ordinance
made it illegal for women to smoke in public places, 1908. Tenor
Pl6cido Domingo born, 1941.
JAN. 22, THURSDAY -- St. Vincent. Moon runs low. Moon at
apogee. Madeleine Albright became the first female secretary of state
after confirmation by the U.S. Senate, 1997.
JAN. 24, SATURDAY-- Conjunction ofJupiter and the Sun. Gold
nuggets discovered at Sutter's Mill in northern California, 1848. What
is impossible to change is best to forget.
JAN. 25, SUNDAY -- The first transcontinental telephone call
was made, between New York and San Francisco, 1915. Actress Ava
Gardner died, 1990.

January 19-25 4

Moon at apogee

Martin Luther Kingjr.'s
birthday (observed)


Best day to plant
belowground crops

Best days to set posts
or pour concrete

anuary 25 marks the death of martinis." British prime minister
Al Capone in 1947. We don't Winston Churchill said, "I'm bored
know the last words of this king with it all," while Russian balle-
of the Prohibition speakeasies, rina Anna Pavlova is credited,
but we'll tell you some others with having said, "Get my
of note in January. Humphrey , swan Costume ready."
Bogart is reputed to have said. .' Theodore Roosevelt uttered
"I should never have "please put out the light"
switched from Scotch to as his final words.
ChesyChike Crnc Caseol

3 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 cups diced celery
1/2 cup shredded American
1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/3 cup slivered almonds
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons finely minced onion
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 cups crushed potato chips,
for topping

C reheat the ovento 400RF.Grease a 13x9-Inch
inch baking dish or 2-quart casserole. In
a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients
except the potato chips. Spread the mixture
evenly in the baking dish and top with the
potato chips. Bake for 15 to 20
minutes. MAKES 2-1/2 CUPS.
-recipe from The Old FamrersAlmnanac
Everyday Cookbook, available in bookstore,
and at

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y *vegetables and raw meats.
S The last 12 days of January rule the weather
for the whole year.
On January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan was
sworn in as U.S. president

These spherical layers of greenish
tint reflect the variations in iron
content, in either the hen's feed
or water, over time. None of this
helps you avoid the green, but the
above techniques should work.
If not, add a little pickle to your
deviled egg filling, and no one
will be the wiser.

In a 1940s dime store novel,
I read about someone having
"cackleberries and alkali" for.
breakfast in the local diner.
Translation? -G. S., Lancaster,
Answer: Slang words from the
1940s were a dime a dozen, and
the two you mention pertain to
eggs and coffee, pretty standard
fare -at any diner worth its salt.
For less than a fin (five bucks),
you could get all that and bacon,
home fries, juice, and toast, plus
change back to stand you for the
rest of the week's morning meals.
Afin went pretty far in those days,
but you had to watch out for the
backs (counterfeit money).
If your novel was a mystery
story, it probably had an eye
(detective), who might have
been looking for stolen ice
(diamonds). Maybe he wore a
kegler (bowler) or played the
woodpile (xylophone) in his
spare time.

Revival continues at Word of Truth........

Revival continues at Word of Truth

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Kaymen Baker will be celebrating his
second birthday on Jan. 26. He is the
son of Kenya L. and Felicia S. Baker of
Hosford. His grandparents are Clifford
E. and Glenda Sewell of Hosford and
Larry and Linda Baker of Blountstown.
His great-grandmother is Cassie Pullam
of Bristol. Kaymen enjoys playing with
his brother Kayne and riding in his dad's
big truck.

Ashley and
Stacey Lewis
of Hosford
are proud to
announce the
birth of their
son, Trayson
Lee Lewis. He
was born on
Dec. f9, 2008 at
TMH Women's
Pavillion.' He
weighed in at

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8 lbs. and 5 ozs. and was 20 1/2 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Robin and Bobby Blackburn of Hosford.
Paternal grandparents are Rhonda and Jerry Lewis of Bristol,
Pat Conley .and Tony Conley, both of Marianna. He was
welcomed home by his three big brothers, Trenton, Tryston and
Taylor, along with family and friends.

Students seeks donations to

buy books for Hosford School

Last year Angel Banks raised
$600 for Hosford Elementary
and Middle School Library as
a Community Service for her
participation in Pre-Teen America
Scholarship and Recognition
Program. She would like to raise
that amount again and more
this year. Please do what you
can to help. Thank all of you
that donated money and books
last year. Mrs. Alice over at the
Library thanks you, too.
This year Angel would like to
do this as a Community Service
to her school and not for any
personal recognition.
Each book cost from $5 up
to $20, including the test for the
computer. Records will be kept
on all money collected and the
money will be turned over to the
Hosford PTO, who will then turn
it over to Hosford Elementary and
Middle School.
Times are hard and Angel
and her family know that. The
Library will be moved into the

new building next year. This is
one way that you can help see
that your child receives a good
Look for the money jars in
Bristol Piggly Wiggly and other
This project has been approved
by Mr. Hal Summers and the
Hosford School PTO.


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Calhoun County landowners make

young men's hunt a lasting memory

Four young men and their
parents can now say they are full-
fledged hunters after taking part
in a deer hunt on two tracts of
private land in Calhoun County.
The young men are recent
graduates of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) 16-hour
hunter safety program. They
were treated to still-hunting for
deer on Seldom Rest Plantation, a
640-acre parcel just off Highway
20, owned by Greg and Becky
They also got to experience
what it's like to hunt deer with
dogs on the 20,000-acre Bear
Creek Sportsman's Club. Club
president Charlie Wooten and

several club members took the
boys and their parents on an
actual hunt, where they got to see
and hear deer dogs run and how
members keep up with their dogs
using modem GPS technology.
FWC hunter safety coordinator
Kenny Barker said the
fundamental things they focused
on were showing the young men
how to hunt safely, legally and
Barker said three of the four
boys harvested deer.
He said the mission of the
youth hunting program of Florida
is to increase the number of
youths involved in mentored and
safe hunting opportunities.
"Mentors, such as Greg and

Becky Williams and Charlie
Wooten, help the kids take part
in hunts under the highest ethical
standards'," Barker said.
The FWC is always searching
for landowners willing to allow
youths to hunt deer, turkey, wild
hogs, waterfowl or small game
on their property. The FWC
sponsors the hunts, and in most
cases lodging, meals and mentors
are provided.
Landowners who open their
property for a weekend youth hunt
are provided liability coverage.
For more information, they can
contact Barker at 850-413-0084.
Information about the youth
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Former sheriff's deputy says not

playing politics cost him his job

To the editor:
I am no longer with the Liberty
Coufity Sheriff's Office and want
to explain why.
Prior to the Sheriff's election,
right after everyone had qualified
to run, I had a meeting with
Donnie Conyers. I told him that
I had decided not to get involved
in the Sheriff's race for several
reasons. Four of the five that were
running for office were friends
of mine: Donnie Conyers, Jinker
Potter, Eddie Joe White, Jimmy
Faircloth and Nick Finch, who
I didn't know but I did know
his family. I told Donnie that I
didn't want to have hard feelings
with anyone over politics due to
the fact that I had worked with
each one of these men in law
In my 27 years as a deputy
sheriff, I have lost my job two
times due to politics and I did not
want to have to endure that pain
again. I have always supported
the Sheriff that I worked for in
their re-election bids and I have
worked for five different ones
-- Raymond Hamlin, Jr., Eddie
Boone, Harrell Wood Revell, Bud
Burke and Larry Campbell.
When the new sheriff took
office on Jan. 6, I only had 24
months remaining in the Florida
DROP (Deferred Retirement
Option Program) at which time
I planned to retire. I also told
each Sheriff's candidate that I
was staying out of the politics and
I didn't want any hard feelings
with anyone.
Donnie never gave me any
indication he disapproved of
my position. I assumed that
he understood my situation.
Florida law protects deputies

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Write: The Calhoun-
Liberty Journal
P.O. Box 536,
Bristol 32321 /

from being fired but they can be
moved to lesser paying jobs and
stripped of their deputy sheriff's
commission. On Dec. 11, Donnie
called me and told me he was
placing a letter in my box at the
office that I needed to read. That
is the last time he ever spoke
to me. He decided to take my
badge, my rank, my patrol vehicle
and move me to communications
to be a dispatcher. A dispatcher's
salary is about $21,000 a year.
I made $38,564 as a lieutenant
deputy sheriff. I was forced
to leave the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office because I stayed
out of the politics. I will either
have to retire early, losing about
$70,000 from the Florida DROP

or seek employment elsewhere.
After receiving the letter, I spoke
to Sheriff Harrell Wood Revell.
He said he knew Donnie wanted
me gone because I did not openly
support him and chose not to
appear in any of his political
advertisements in his bid for
sheriff. Sheriff Revell told me
that he was not a fan of messing
with someone's livelihood. He
told me to continue to work the
schedule that I had been working
for him through Jan. 5, his last day
of office. I will always respect and
love him for treating me the way
he did while I worked for him.
I have enjoyed working as
a deputy sheriff here. I have
always tried to handle calls irr a
professional manner and attempt
to leave everyone involved
satisfied. My daddy always told
me that a good deputy sheriff had
to have good common sense, be
fair to everyone, and to know
when to apply the law. That is the
way I've always done my job. I
love the people in Liberty County
and I have made many friends
over the years.
I know how rumors fly. I wrote
this letter so everyone would
know the truth.
James Henry Hamlin,

Bristol sidewalk appreciated
To the editor,
I would like to thank the people for putting a sidewalk on Hwy. 12
S. from the Elementary School down to Third Street in Bristol.
I also would like to thank you for the sidewalk from Third Street
down to W.R. Tolar School because it has walking more
easier. Now that there is a sidewalk I don't have to worry about
walking close to the traffic or walking in a ditch and it also makes it
safer for the students who walk to and from school.
Thank you, Annette Carroll and her children

To the editor,
We are experiencing a financial crisis within
our school system. After I reviewed the Liberty
County School Budget Analysis it is obvious that
its creation was not overnight.
When Tony Anderson left office, the total
revenue exceeded our total expenditures. Within
two years (2005-2006) this trend reversed and
the deficit had continued to grow. According
to the school board presentation, it appears
our expenditures will exceed our revenues by
$1,128,886 this school year.
I hold David Summers, the School Superintendent
at that time, Sue Summers, the Director of
Administration at that time and presently School
Superintendent and the School Board members
personally responsible. I also place the obligation
to correct the problem on the shoulders of the
school board as well.
The Dept. of Education states that our county
is below recommended fund balance and is in
"Financial Distress." Almost every resident will
feel the impact of this crisis. According to the
budget analysis, Liberty County property taxes total
revenue has doubled in the past six years and state
revenues are down. The state is in or on the border
of financial crisis. With the current revenue trend
as it is, it has been predicted that state to county
revenue will continue to decrease.

If pro-active, long-term interventions, are
not acted on and put into place the crisis will
I will be the first to admit that many hard decisions
will have to be made. I urge the superintendent and
school board not to lay anyone off, but instead look
at a restaffing pattern (The school system went from
182 employees in 2003-2004 to 244 in 2008-2009.
This is an approximate 34% increase of personnel
in just the past four years, accounts for 76% of
the budget). It is also noted that we have had a
decrease in enrollment of students by 44, lessen
our purchased services, maybe utilizing present
staff or just doing without 13% of budget, activate
the hiring freeze that has been proposed and move
our school system into a Zero-Based Budget type
of school fund allocation.
The Zero-Based Budget type works on the
premise that the budget must be re-justified each
year, which will result in less waste and improve
efficiency. Each year, staff would build a new
budget based on projected percentage reduction
over the prior year. The upside is that taxpayers will
view this as a pro-active way to reduce wasteful
spending and it will better prepare our county
for the lean times ahead. These reductions are
inheritably difficult to make and implement, but the
payoff will be that no one will lose their job.
Stephen C. Shuler

School board should use 'Zero-

Based Budgeting' to stem crisis


Sharing an historic moment
Community members gathered Tuesday to watch M,
the inauguration of the nation's first African-
American president, Barack Obama, at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. The group
celebrated, cheered and was brought to their feet
in applause as they watched the new president take
the oath of office.

Tristen was only in ankle deep
water in the Chipola River when
bitten by the moccasin. We
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rushed him to Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital. We could not be more
pleased with the care he re-
ceived there. They had the ap-
propriate anti-venom and knew
exactly how to use it. They were
very professional and efficient.
And more importantly, they
were also very courteous and

compassionate to us and Tris-
Sten at the same time. We have
a great appreciation for our hos-
I pital right here in our commu-
nity. We're proud of them and
| so thankful for saving our son's
V life. We highly recommend you r .
use it for the many services they .
Provide. We know you'll be as .
i pleased as we were..
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Blountstown, FL Standing is Tristan and dad. Roman Wood,
Kneeling is Bryson and mom, Angie Wood

SCalhoun-Liberty Hospital 20370 N. E. Burns Ave. in Blountstown 674-5411 S,

"They had a pretty good selection of food," she s" '-
admits there was one thing she had a hard time going
"I missed my Diet Dr. Pepper."
The open-minded 65-year-old welcomed the experiences
that came her way during a two-week trip to China last
year. She joined a delegation of 212 educators and traveled
with a group of 13 for a tour of five cities as well as several
schools and villages. The program was coordinated by an
organization called "People to People Citizen
Ambassadors," whose members take part in
cultural exchanges to foster understanding .'.. :-
between people of different countries.
She was nominated for the trip because
of her status as a National Board-Certified .
teacher in a rural community. Now in her
38th year in the classroom, she didn't hesitate
to accept the invitation and couldn't wait to
come home and share what she had seen with
her students.
The difference in cultures, along with ihe
unexpected bonus of how highly-regarded teachers
are in China, gave her plenty of stories to share
with her fellow educators and students following
her return.
The main focus of the trip was an educator's
forum, which included visits to schools and
meetings with students and teachers.
"There is an awful big world out there,"
she said, explaining, "Education means a loi
more to a lot of different cultures than it does to
She was impressed with the respect shown
to teachers. "It's like we were put on a pedestal
no matter where we went," she said. "I'm not
saying that we're not treated with respect here,
but in China, the teacher's word is it. Here,
it's not always that way."
Respect for teachers is taught from the beginning.
"When parents first bring their child to school, the parents
bow to the teacher to show respect," she explains, which sets
the tone for the student's attitude toward education.
During a visit to Guizhou Normal University for the Sino-
U.S. Education Forum; Williams and two other women in
her group were walking around the campus when they were
approached by a student who asked them to stay put'as she
went to get her roommates. "They ran out of the their dorm
to catch up with us," Williams said, explaining that the
students had many questions and were excited for the rare
opportunity to practice their English with Americans. "They
were a blast," she said.
She was surprised at the regime practiced at elementary
schools as row after row of well-behaved children went
through an hour of morning exercises including tai chi,
dancing and gymnastics. "What we found interesting was
they went to school from 8 a.m. until noon, had a two hour
lunch break, then came back at 2 p.m. and stayed until 4:30
p.m," she said. She called the classes "very intense."
Her group visited three elementary schools on three
different days. They had a challenge reaching a small school
of about 50 students in a remote area. "We walked a mile and
a half on a narrow paved road to get to the village," she said
about the Changjiano Village Primary School.



"The villagers met us in their native costumes and were
hitting on rooftops and walls and anywhere'they could get
ee us," she said, explaining that very few Americans
.,ad ever been there.
The trip's sponsoring organization delivered books and
school supplies for the eight-classroom school which has
only 14 teachers.
The tour began Dec. 1 in Beijing, where
the group met with other instructors
taking part in the forum. The group
toured Olympic sites including the Bird's
Nest and the Swimming Pavilion. Then
it was on to the-Great Wall. It was rough
climbing up the steep, uneven steps to get
onto the walled path but worth the effort,
she said. "It was fascinating to be on the
wall and see it go way off in the.distance.
You can see for miles and you're thinking,
"I'm on a part of history made before Christ's
.".... t ne.'"
The second stop was Guiyang, where they
.- isited the university, saw two elementary
schools and walked through the People's
During visits to outlying villages, they
passed many small open-air markets where
*7 animals were slaughtered and cooked not
far from a clay trench that served as an
open toilet. Old women sat beside the road
selling sausages. Row after row of yellow
corn on the cob hung from porches, where
it would stay until taken down to be ground
up for bread. Gourds, peas and peanuts
were available for a tiny fee just yards
1 away from where they had been grown.
Their next stop was Xi'an (pronounced
Shee-yang), where the group went to the
Golden Palace, visited an ancient village and
went to the site of China's famous Terracotta Army,
where thousands of lifesize figures are buried in three
pits. Most are still underground. The subjects include
chariots, horses, warriors, musicians and more. Hundreds
of thousands of workers were a part of this massive effort,
which is said to have been a mausoleum for the First
Emperor of Qin in 246 BC. Archeologists have unearthed
only a portion of this huge graveyard where the statues
were placed near the emperor's tomb to guard him in the
Viewing the Terra Cotta Army was an amazing
experience, Williams said, adding that it was hard to
describe how it affected her. "Words cannot explain what
all I have seen and what all was impressed upon my mind,"
she said after returning home and attempting to convey
what it meant to see such ancient history in the process
of being unearthed and knowing that so much more lay
beneath the surface.
Next, they flew to Kunming on' Dec. 9, for visits to the
ornate copper-trimmed Golden Palace where the group
admired the Buddhist statues and decorative architecture "
of pillars, door frames, walls and roof tiles.
After a farewell dinner Dec. 10, Williams flew to Hong
Kong and then began her long journey home to the United

She planned to pick up a few souvenirs but realized
she couldn't shop until she learned to bargain with sellers
who did not speak her language. She said she picked it up
quickly once she learned to let a calculator do the talking
for her.
After finding what you want to buy, "You take a
calculator and the seller types in a price. You look at
it and laugh. Then you type in a much lo%\er price
and they look at it and laugh," she explained. That
process goes back and forth until an agreement is
reached. The higher the value of the item, the
more the calculator gets passed back and .;:
forth. In the open air markets, "you are
expected to bargain."
Her purchases included several silk
embroidered pictures, a silk scarf.
a small reproduction of a horse and
soldier from the Terra Cotta Army, a
hand-painted Christmas ornament for
her granddaughter and two tribolites
(fossils) for her grandsons.
The China tour exposed
Williams' group to the worst as well as the best: Sanitary
conditions were deplorable in the villages; when the group
returned to their hotel and their 21 st-century bathrooms,

they were greeted with fresh orchid blooms on the
toilet. So many areas had remarkably-preserved
archeological finds dating back thousands of years.
while modem structures are built so poorly they are
often abandoned to decay.
With the strange food, lack of everyday comforts,
the language barrier and long hours of air travel,
would she make the trip again?
Without hesitation, Williams said she'd
do it all again if given the opportunity.
But she has a few other travel goals
topping her list.
"I'd like to go to Egypt and see the
p\ ra mids, I really would," she said.
An avid traveler, she said there's an
even more immediate idea she'd like
to pursue. "My next goal is to see
Ha% \aii, Alaska and Washington,"
S she said, explaining that she's
'- visited all 50 United States except
----y--- '... for those.
But wherever she goes,
- -' she'll bring back more than a
few souvenirs. She'll return
with stories, insights and
photos to share with the
children of Altha School, who may be inspired to
follow in her footsteps and see what lies beyond their
own hometown.

TOP PHOTOS, left to right: Chinese school children perform for visitors. Millie Williams is shown
with college students who enjoyed a chance to practice their English with an American. Williams (at
far right) with her tour group. A pair of Chinese dancers meet the visitors. CENTER LEFT: Williams
treasures this doll given to her during a visit to a university. BELOW: Dancers welcome the group
...... .. .




Letters to
Congressman Lewis
by Jake Money
Mrs. Strong's sophomore
English classes are writing
letters to Congressman Lewis of
Georgia. He was a leader during
the 1 960s Civil Rights Movement.
The letters are to thank him for
all he did alongside others, like
Martin Luther King Jr., as they

Mrs. Strong's 4th period English class is writing letters to thank a Georgia civil rights leader.

led the March to Montgomery.
This march was about securing
the rights to black people sothat
they could vote without being
threatened, harassed, etc. There
will be over 100 letters sent to
him. The sophomore class looks
forward to hearing a reply from
Congressman Lewis!

W.R. Tolar School protects the

environment while raising money

W. R. Tolar is participating in
the Think Recycle program, which
gathers used printer ink cartridges
and cell phones and exchanges

Buy senior ads

for yearbook
Attention, LCHS seniors and
parents: We are now selling
seniors ads! This year we will be
offering full color ads for no extra
charge. Full page ads are $125,
half pages are $90 and quarter
pages are $50. Also if you order
your yearbook at the same time
you can get $10 off the book,
making it only $30. This special
ends on March 6 so get your
orders in.
We are using a new company
this year and do not have a
minimum number of books to
order, therefore we will not be
ordering extra books. If you want
a yearbook you need to get it
ordered asap.
Seniors, if you have not taken
your formal pictures with Ms.
Austin you need to do so by Feb.
12. The cost is $10 unless you
are taking them as part of another
photo package. We need these
pictures for the newspaper.

Be a Hosford

Panther Booster
Several donor levels are
available now to be a Hosford
Panther Booster.
For more information contact
Tim Davis at 379-8480 or Beckie
Brown at 379-8456.

them for money. 'Greentec, the
company which buys the items,
then processes and recycles them,
diverting the electronic waste
from local landfills.
Tolar has already been paid for
one shipment of used cartridges.
We are working on the second
batch. You can help by dropping
off your old cell phones or printer
cartridges at the school office
or in the media center. Drop
off boxes are located there for
your convenience during regular
school hours.
For more information please
contact Fran Cutshaw at 643-

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Blountstown Middle School's

Honor Roll for 2nd nine weeks

-A Honor Roll
6th Grade: Olivia Atkins,
Katelyn Bozeman, Andrew Bryant,
Bryce Davis, Thomas Howell,
Carly Richards, Audrey Ryals,
Walker Strawn, Tripp Taylor, Jordan
Willis, Anthony Wyrick and Heather
7th Grade,: Andrew Bennett,
Austin Britt, Kristal Cooley,
Jacqueline Dudley, Hunter Jordan,
Ethan Peacock, Khirsten White and
Linda Young.
8th Grade: Casey Johnson,
'Taylor Mauck, Brandon Purvis,
Alexis Widner and Gordon Yoder.
A/B Honor Roll
6th Grade: Ayanna Black, Daniel'
Brauwerman, John Bryant, Donavan
Ebersole, Cassidy Gurliaccio, Ryan
Hanvey, Timesha Huyghue, Malac
Johnson, Demeca Martin, Jaimin
Martinez, Callie Melvin, Damion
Ranew and Morgan Robinson.
7th Grade: Taylor Boyd,
Stephanie Branton, Javakiel
Brigham, Jayla Brigham, Candase
Bryant, Shannon Burch, Blayne
Cherry, Kyle Darnell, David
Deveaux, Ased-Ul Farrooqi,

Thomas Futch, Sandra Godwin,
Mallory Harrigill, Chase Harris,
Breanna Jerkins, Savannah Jerkins,
Anthony Jones, Scott Ludlow, Calen
Masai, Jade McClendon, Heather
Parrish, James Peacock, Katelynn
Roberts, Katelyn Simmons, Alexis
Speights, Cole Taylor, Bryson Wood
and Alex Wroblewski.
8th Grade: Maria Alvarez,
Brittany Bailey, Shantel Barrett,
Rachelle Basquez, Karah Beaver,
Brittany Bridges, Lesley Clemons,
De'Barus Colvin, Marquell Comer,
Corby Davis, Stedman Dawson,
Kayla Godwin, Chesten Goodman,
Jordan Griffin, 'Chance Harris,
Emily Hester, Michael Hughes,
Ebony Jackson, Elizabeth Jerkins,
Lynn Kearce, Mary Kent, Marysa
Lee, Amanda Long and Rosevelt
8th Grade: Thomas McCourt,
Marisa Melvin, Caleb Mills, William
Nowling, Ashley Oxendine, Kala
Reagan, Ally Richards, Reagine
Simmons, Hammadah Talib, Laura
Tomlinson, Chelsey Weiler, Morgan
Welch, Wesley Whitfield, Andre
Wielichowski and Justin Woods.

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iWaffles and sausage link,
i assorted cereal with buttered
toast, assorted fruit juice.
I Sausage biscuit with hash
I brown, assorted cereal with
buttered toast, and assorted
fruit juice.
Sausage gravy and biscuit
With hash brown, assorted
I cereal with buttered toast,
Iand assorted fruit juice.
Pancakes and sausage link,
assorted cereal with but-
jtered toast, and assorted
Fruit juice.
Western style scrambled'
eggs with grits, assorted ce-
real with buttered toast, and
assorted fruit juice.

(Pre-K thru 5th)

Beef and turkey chili with
Icorn bread, green beans,I
and mixed fruit. Alternate:I
Meatball sub.
Cheese pizza, carrot sticks
with ranch dressing and diced I
pears. Alternate: Bolognal
and cheese sandwich.
Beef and cheese nachos,
lettuce and tomato, corn
and mixed fruit. Alternate:I
Chicken salad on a bun.
Hot dog, mac and cheese,
carrots, and peaches. Alter-
nate: Turkey club sandwich.
Chicken and rice, collard!
greens and pears. Alternate:
SHam and cheese sandwich.
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Bristol. Phone 643-5417


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JANUARY 21, 2009


Altha Lady Wildcats post 21-15 win over Wewa while

Boys' Varsity drops a 60-26 decision to Blountstown

by Jim McIntosh
ALTHA, JAN. 13 -- The
Altha Lady Wildcats (0-11; 0-6,
2-2A) were outgunned by the
Cottondale Hornets
64-7 last Tuesday
Sharlyn Smith
led Altha with 5
points, including
a 3-pointer. Hali
Smith added a field
Having two
of their players
moved up to the
varsity squad, the
Junior Varsity
Wildcats (4-6) fell
to Cottondale, 57-
Altha's leading
scorer was Carl
Montecon with 6
points along with
4 points and an *- -
assist. Both Kent
Rogers and Jacob
Warner posted 5 points. Rogers
had a steal and Warner had a
team-leading 6 rebounds along
with 2 assists.
The varsity boys Wildcats (0-
10; 0-6, 2-2A) also were stung by
the Hornets, 55-36.
Altha's offensive leader was
Ethan Byler with 11 points
including 2 from beyond the arc.
Byler just missed posting his
third double-double of the season
with 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and he
blocked a shot. Jake Edenfield
pumped in 9 points, including
a 3-pointer, and he was credited
with an assist and a rebound.


Ethan Ellis chalked up 7 points,
one of which was a 3-pointer,
and he cleared 2 rebounds and he
had a steal. In his varsity debut
Tyler Hamilton recorded 6 points,
he had 2 assists and a rebound.
Steven Vassallo added a field
goal and he collected a rebound.
Caleb Willis chipped in a free
throw, was credited with an assist
and he snagged a rebound.
ALTHA, JAN. 15 -- Leading
the Gators for the last three
quarters allowed the Lady
Wildcats (1-10; 0-5, 2-2A) to
post their first win of the season,
21-15, over Wewahitchka.
Leading the Wildcats

was Hali
Smith with 8
points. Cami
Jackson put
up 7 points,
S one from
beyond the
arc. Sharlyn
Smith added
7 6 points in
the winning
s effort.
T h e
Wildcats JV
boys (4-7)
stayed close
to the Gators
the game but
the Gators
slithered out of "The Den" with
a 35-29 win last Thursday.
Jacob Warner was the Wildcats
top scorer with 12 points, 4
assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and
he blocked a shot. Carl Montecon
notched 7 points, pulled down
4 rebounds, came away with 3
steals, blocked a shot attempt and
he had an assist. Anthony Young
pumped in 2 3-pointers and he
snagged a rebound. Tyler McCoy
and Jonathan Sumner each added
a field goal. McCoy collected 3
rebounds, blocked shot attempt
and he had a steal. Sumner pulled
down a rebound.

The varsity Gators (6-9)
jumped out to a 20-11 first quarter
lead and never looked back as
they took down the Wildcats
varsity boys (0-11; 0-6, 2-2A),
Altha's leading scorer was
Jake Edenfield with 13 points
(including 3 3-pointers) along
with 2 rebounds and an assist.
Ethan Byler poured in 12 points
(including one from beyond the
arc), cleared 6 rebounds, had
2 assists and he blocked a shot
attempt. Tyler Hamilton came
away with 6 points, 6 rebounds
and an assist. Ethan Ellis was
credited with 6 points (including a
3-pointer) along with 3 rebounds
and 3 assists. Will Rogers netted
a 3-pointer, had a team-leading 4
assists and collected 3 rebounds.
Caleb Willis added a field goal,
snared 2 rebounds and he had
an assist.
-- The Lady Wildcats (1-12; 0-7,
2-2A) lost to the Lady Tigers,
51-19, last Friday night.
For the second straight game,
Hali Smith led Altha with 6
points. Hannah Waldorff chalked
up 4 points. Cami Jackson sank
one from 3-point land. Ellen
Powell, Christy Simmons, and
Sharlyn Smith each added a field
The JV Wildcats (4-8) were
held to their lowest point total of

Morrell Bailey accepts position with Big Bend Adult Baseball League

Long time Altha resident
Morrell Bailey has accepted the
position of commissioner for
the Big Bend Adult Baseball
League of Florida. Assisting
Bailey and representing the
Western Division will be Donald
Stephens of Blountstown,
formerly of Chattahoochee. An
assistant commissioner for the
Eastern Division has not yet been
The next league-wide meeting,
one of upmost importance, has
been set for Saturday, Feb. 14,

10 a.m. (ET), at the Apalachee
Restaurant in Bristol.
Bailey, retired from the Calhoun

County School District for 20
years, played semi-professional
in the 1950s for both Blountstown
and Chattahoochee. He pitched
and played every position, except,
catcher. He fondly recalls the day
when he pitched a double header,
one that went 10 innings, for
Blountstown and then was picked
up and driven to Chattahoochee
where he pitched another game
that night. On that day, with him
pitching 28 innings total, his
teams won all the games. Some
of the players on his teams were

Angus Gholson, Joe Henry Boyd,
Bobby Holt, Jay Bird Freeman,
Joe Gissendaner, Dick Joyner,
David Gholson and Albert "Bug"
"I want to give people a chance,
like I had, to play after high
school and college," said Bailey.
"This league will be a tremendous
sporting opportunity for young
athletes in this area."
For more information
regarding the meeting Feb. 14,
please contact Harold Bailey at
229-662-2066 or 850-524-2151.

the season as the Tigers defeated
them, 43-9.
Altha's Jacob Warner led his
team with 4 points. Kent Rogers
stroked a 3-pointer and Brett
Floyd added a field goal.
The Wildcats varsity boys (0-
12; 0-7, 2-2A) dropped a-60-26
decision to Blountstown (13-6;
5-0, 2-2A).
Jake Edenfield led the Wildcats
with 10 points, including, 2
3-pointers. Ethan Ellis pumped
in 2 shots from beyond the
arc. Ethan Byler had 5 points,
including a long range 3-point
bomb. Steven Vassallo and Caleb
Willis were credited with a field
goal apiece. Tyler Henderson
chipped in a free throw.
The Lady Wildcats were back
in action Tuesday, Jan. 20 against
Liberty County and they'll play
their last regular season game in
Franklin County Thursday, Jan.
22 at 5 p.m. (CT).
Altha's boys have only one
game this week and it is at Poplar
Springs on Friday. The junior
varsity plays at 6 p.m. (CT) and
the varsity action gets underway
at 7:30 p.m. (CT).

Liberty Co. Rec.

league events
by Richie Smith
The Liberty County Recreation
Department is still holding
registration for basketball. skills
league. This week's skills day
will be held at the Tolar School
gym. Participants will learn basic
skills and fundamentals while
also learning teamwork.
Cost of registration will be
$30 and is open for children ages
For more information, call
the Liberty County Recreation
Department at (850) 643-2175.

Liberty Recreation is looking
to form an adult baseball team
that will be in partnership with
the Big Bend Adult Baseball
League. The league will be open
to participants 18 and older.
All interested participants
should call the Liberty County
Recreation Department at (850)
643-2175 before Jan. 28.

December Good Citizens
Left to Right/ Front Row: Cody Baggett, Bridget Carroll,
.-Careylee Kroft, Anna Jo Carson, Maddie Willis, Danielle
McCollum, Shaylynn Pleasant, Mia Pendleton, Blake Goff,
Kelsey Hall, Jonathan Rubio, Hunter Flowers, Hunter Page,
Darren Varnum Second Row: Vontris Pierre, Chris Williams,
a .Shamon Mosley, Mary Beth Brown, Blake Tharpe, Mya Jordan,
S Kaly Partridge, Ali Gardner, Ethan Beauchamp, Mary Lee
Steverson, Jemarius House, Jenna Purkey, Hollie Alhalaseh;
Third Row: Josh Howell, Jasper Pullam, Kara Fowler, Candace
Arrant, Keaton Suber, Stormi Sellers, Shay Wood, Ashley
Sikes. Not Pictured: Stetson Goff, Marissa Nesmith, Alex
Marlowe and Chelsea Bateman.


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CLARKSVILLE Bobby Ray Brunty, 74, of
Clarksville, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 in
Blountstown. He was born in Logan, WV and had lived
in Calhoun County since 1993, coming from Panama
City. He retired as Sergeant First Class from the United
States Army with 23 years of service. He served three
tours of duty in Southeast Asia and was the recipient
of the Bronze Star Medal, distinguishing himself by
outstanding meritorious achievement in connection with
ground operations against hostile force in the Republic of
Vietnam during the period June 14, 1969 to June 13, 1970.
Through his untiring efforts and professional ability, he
consistently obtained outstanding results. He was quick to
grasp the implication of new problems with which he was
faced as a result of the ever-changing situations inherent in
a counterinsurgency operation and to find ways arid means
to solve those problems. The energetic application of his
extensive knowledge materially contributed to the efforts
of the United States mission to the Republic of Vietnam.
His initiative, zeal, souiid judgement and devotion to duty
have been in the highest traditions of the United States
Army and reflect great credit on him, his unit and the
military services.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Brunty of Clarksville;
two sons, Fredrick D. Bryant of Lynn Haven and Samuel
E. Bryant and his wife, Nathalie of Nova Scotia; one
daughter, Deborah J. Owens of Lynn Haven; three
brothers, Thomas Eugene Brunty and his wife, Eleanor of
Columbia, AL, Kennie L. Brunty and his wife, Madeline
of Youngstown and Tunis W. Brunty of Mt. Sterling, OH;
one sister, Barbara Sue Copley and her husband, George
of Dingess, WV and three grandchildren.
Services will be held at a later date.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of
the arrangements.

HOSFORD Ethell Furr, 90, of Hosford, passed
away Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at her home. She was born
in Smith Creek and had lived in Liberty County most of
her life. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist
faith. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. The
most important thing in her life was her children. The most
important thing in their life was her. They promised her
that she would never be put in a nursing home and that
she would pass at her home in their arms. They kept their
promise with tbtal dedication and love for her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan
Furr; two grandchildren, Ron Furr and Les Flanagan; and
a son-in-law, Jerry Coon.
She is survived by a son,
Lamar Furr and his wife, Janice
of Tallahassee; three daughters, /C
Marcell Flanagan-and her Cha
husband, Lester of Hosford,
Daphine Blackburn and her F/
husband, Windle of Vienna, F
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five grandchildren and 13 great- Lice
grandchildren. 4
Graveside services were held
Saturday, Jan. 17 at Good Hope Call us -
Cemetery with Reverend Tommy conveni(
Sumner officiating.
Adams Funeral Home in
Blountstown was in charge of Butler-Morgar
the arrangements. Building at
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PANAMA CITY The Honorable Clinton
Eugene Foster of Panama City, died Thursday, Jan.
15, 2009.
He was born on June 18, 1935 in Pineville. After
graduating from Liberty County High School,
he served in the United States Air Force. He
then continued his
education earning
a-law degree from
the University of
Florida, and began
practicing law in
Bay County in
1963. He served
as a circuit judge
in the 14th Judicial
Circuit from 1987
until his retirement
in 2000. Even after
his retirement,
Judge Foster
continued to serve his community in the judicial
Judge Foster enjoyed fishing with friends, growing
fruit and peppers in his backyard, and playing with his
grandchildren. He will be missed by the community,
his friends, and most of all, his family.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin
and a sister, Sandra Kay.
He is survived by his wife, Betty June Green Foster.
They would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on
January 31. He also leaves behind one son, Rusty
S. Foster and his wife Pam; three grandchildren,
Stacey, Anna, and Laura; two great-grandchildren;
five brothers, Leon, Kenneth, Woodrow, Don and
Stephen; and three sisters, Annie Ruth Taylor, Connie
Nelson, and Betty Rownd.
Services were held Sunday, Jan. 18 at the Wilson
Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Claunch of St.
Andrews Baptist Church officiating. Interment was
held Sunday atNettleRidge Cemetery inBlountstown,
with Rev. Edgar Fuqua officiating. Those desiring
may make a contribution to your favorite charity in
memory of Judge Clinton Foster.
Wilson Funeral Home in Panama City was in
charge of the arrangements.

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OLD FEDERAL ROAD Jewel O'Neal Yeomans,
77, of Old Federal Road, passed away Monday, Jan. 19,
2009 at her home. She was born in Miller County, GA,
and moved to Florida many years ago. She was an avid
fishing lady.
She was preceded in death by her son Lamar O'Neal
and husbands Blucher O'Neal and Floyd Yeomans.
She is survived by five daughters, Joyce O'Neal
Stephens of Tallahassee, Mae Phillips of Hosford,
Kathy Miller of Blountstown, Annie O'Neal Carroll of
Tallahassee and Christiffe O'Neal; four sons, Charles
O'Neal of Huntsville, AL, Glenn O'Neal of Bristol,
David O'Neal of Blountstown and Douglas O'Neal of
Mt. Pleasant; a stepson, Larry Yeomans of Havana; four
sisters, Wynetta White of Greensboro, Vola Goodwin of
Two Egg, Dale Henry of Donalsonville, GA and Gail
Bryant of Sneads; 75 grand and great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, Jan.
21 from 6-8 p.m. at Charles McClellan Funeral Home in
Quincy. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday,
Jan. 22 at the Antioch Baptist Church in Wetumpka
Community. Interment will follow at Blue Creek
Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch
Baptist Church Building Fund, 284 McCall Bridge Road,
Quincy, FL 32351 or to Big Bend Hospice, 105 N. Jackson
Street, Quincy, FL 32351.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in
charge of the arrangements.

MARIANNA Della Mae Exum, 86, of Marianna
died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at Jackson Hospital. Born
in Youngstown, she had resided in Jackson County most
of her life and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R. L. Exum;
her parents, one brother and one sister.
Survivors include her daughter, Hope Martin and her
husband Wayne of Altha; two grandchildren, LeAnn
Rhodes of Callaway and Wade Wamble of Cypress; five
great-grandchildren and one brother, Arthur Henderson
and his wife Louise of Marianna.
Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Trinity Baptist
Church with Rev. Roland Rabon officiating. Interment
followed at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.
James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in
Marianna was in charge of the arrangements.


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CASE NO.: 08-87-DR



suant to a Summary Final Judge-
ment of foreclosure dated Jan. 9,
2009 entered in Civil Case No. 08-
87-DR of the Circuit Court in an for
LIBERTY County, Florida Iwill sell
to the highest and best bidder for
FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m. on the
10th day of February, 2009, the
following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final
Judgement, to-wit:

Commence at a rod and cap
marking the Southwest Corner
of Block "34" of the Town of Su-
matra in Section 19, Township
5 South, Range 7 West, Liberty
County, Florida, said point also ly-
ing on the Northerly right of way of
8th Street; thence run along said
right of way South 84 degrees 51
minutes 50 seconds West 260.47
feet to a rod and cap lying on the
Easterly right of way of the Apala-
chicola'Northern Railroad; thence
leaving said Southerly right of way
run along said Easterly as follows:
South 05 degrees 02 minutes 37
seconds East 646.79 feet to a rod
and cap for the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; thence from said POINT OF
BEGINNING; continue South 05
degrees 02 minutes 37 seconds
East 365.16 feet to a rod and cap;
thence leaving said right of way
run North 84 degrees 35 minutes
55 seconds East 374.31 feet to a
point lying on the centerline of a
60 foot wide roadway easement;
thence North 04 degrees 47 min-
utes 25 seconds West 292.90 feet
to a rod and cap; thence North 84
degrees 08 minutes 41 seconds
West 109.25 feet to a rod and cap;
thence North 85 degrees 34 min-
utes 50 seconds West 131.59 feet
to a rod and cap; thence North 74
degrees 17 minutes 24 seconds
West 78.78 feet to a rod and cap;
thence South 84 degrees 42 min-
utes 07 seconds West 64.86 feet

Subject to and together with a 60
foot Wide roadway easement ly-
ing over and across the Southerly
portions described thereof.

Subject to a 10 foot wide drainage
easement lying over and across
the Easterly 10 feet described

Dated this 9th day of January,

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.

Robert Hill
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Vanell Summers, D.C.
Deputy Clerk

The Law Offices of-Bakalar &
Attorney for the Plaintiff
450 N. Park Road, Suit 410
Hollywood, Florida 33021


. . . . . .

W 7 7. C -A


If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact
the office of the Court Administra-
tor, LIBERTY County Courthouse,
at within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Notice of Sale;
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) for hearing
impaired or 1-800-9558770, via
Florida Relay Service. 1-14 &1-21

CASE NO.: 39-2008-CA-000082



suant to a Summary Final Judge-
ment of foreclosure dated the 8th
day of January, 2009 entered
in Civil Case No. 39-2008-CA-
000082, of the 2nd Judicial Circuit
in an for Liberty County, Florida
is the Plaintiff and LOUIS DUNK-
are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
HOUSE at the Liberty County
Courthouse, in Bristol, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 10th day of
February, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in fi-
nal judgement, to wit:

Neal Subdivision, Lot 1, Block G,
Unit 1; Liberty County, Florida, as
recorded on March 29, 1977, in
Official records Book 25, Pages
824 and 825, of the Public Re-
cords of Liberty County, Florida.
Commencing at the Southeast
Corner of Section 12, and running
thence Northerly along the Easter-
ly line of said Section, a distance
of 2755.18 feet, thence South 88
Degrees 22 Minutes West, a dis-
tance of 945.50 feet to the POINT
OF BEGINNING, thence continue
South 88 Degrees 22 Minutes
West, a distance of 140.00 feet,
thence North 01 Degree 54 Min-
utes West, a distance of 115.00
feet, thence North 77 Degrees 51
Minutes East along the Southerly
right of way of First Street, a dis-
tance of 142.21 feet, thence South
01 Degree 54 Minutes East along
the Westerly right of way of Sec-
ond Avenue, a distance .of 140.00
feet, to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. Said property lying in the
NE 1/4 of Section 12, Townshipl
South, Range 8 West, Liberty
County, Florida.

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,

other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the

Robert Hill
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Vanell Summers, D.C.
Deputy Clerk

The Law Offices of Bakalar &
- Attorney for the Plaintiff
450 N. Park Road, Suit 410
Hollywood, Florida 33021

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
disabled persons who, because of
their disabilities, need special ac-
commodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
ADA Coordinator at 10818 NW
State Road Highway 20 Bristol, FL
32321 or Telephone Voice/TDD
(850) 643-2215 not later than five
business days prior to such pro-

Dated this 12th day of January,

Robert Hill
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Vanell Summers
Deputy Clerk

Submitted by:
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
1-14 & 1-21

Notice of Receipt of
Stormwater Application -

Notice is hereby given that pursu-
ant to Chapter 373, Florida Stat-
utes and Chapter 62-346, Florida
Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the
following applications for an In-
dividual Stormwater Permit have
been received by the Northwest
Florida Water Management Dis-

Application #558 received De-
cember 18, 2008, from the Liberty
County Board of County Commis-
sioners for construction of a new
Liberty County Emergency Opera-
tions Center, including a 3,200 sq.
ft. building, paved parking, access
road, and stormwater manage-
ment facilities off Revell Road,
across from the Bristol Youth
Academy, Bristol.

Interested persons may comment
upon these applications or submit
a written request for a staff report
containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the application by
writing the Northwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District's ERP
Office, Suite 2-D, The Delaney
Center Building, 2252 Killearn
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL.
Such comments or requests must
be received by 5:00 p.m. within 14
days from date of publication.
No further public notice will be
provided regarding these applica-
tions. Persons wishing to remain
advised of further proceedings or
to receive a copy of the Technical
Staff Report should request that in

writing to the address above or by
e-mail to ErpPermits@nwfwmd.
Substantially affected persons
are entitled to request an admin-
istrative hearing, pursuant to Title
28, Florida Administrative Code,
regarding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written re-
quest after reviewing the staff re-
port. 1-21-09


The Liberty County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners will receive
sealedbids from any qualified per-
son, company or corporation in-
terested in providing construction
services for the following project:


This project will include the con-
struction of a 3,000 SF building
with carport, stormwater swales,
asphalt parking lot and related

Plans and specifications can be
obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 324
Marina Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida
32456, (850) 227-7200 or 10490
North Main Street, Bristol, FL
32321 (For questions, please call
Kristin Brown at (850) 643-2771).
The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.

Completion date for this project
will be 270 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 $200.00 per

Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a sealed bid, for the
"Emergency Operation Center".

Bids will be received until 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Time, on March 3, 2009,
at the Liberty County Clerk's Of-
fice, Liberty County Courthouse,
Hwy 20, Bristol, Florida 32321,
and will be opened and read aloud
on March 3, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Eastern Time. The public is invited
to attend. Liberty County Board of
Commissioners is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer/Handicapped
Accessible/Fair Housing Jurisdic-

Cost for Plans and Specifications
will be $200.00 per set and is non-
refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH,

The Liberty County Board of Com-
missioners reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. All Bids
shall remain firm for a period of
sixty days after the opening. All
bidders shall comply with all ap-
plicable State and local laws con-
cerning licensing registration and
regulation of contractors doing
business to the State of Florida.
1-21 T 2-25


CASE NO.: 09-11-CA

VIN# 1GTEC14V01Z292707



The above-descried property was
seized pursuant to the provisions
of the Florida Contraband Forfei-
ture Act, Florida Statues 932.701-
707, by the Liberty County Sher-
iff's Office on December 5, 2008,
at or in the vicinity of the BP Gas
Station on Highway 20, located
in Bristol, Florida. The Liberty
County Sheriff's Office is currently
in the possession of said property
and has filed a Complaint for the
purpose of forfeiture of said prop-
erty in the Circuit Court of the Sec-
ond Judicial Circuit of Florida. In
order to protect your rights you
must file an Answer to the Com-
plaint with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Liberty County Courthouse,
Bristol, Florida, within twenty (20)
days of this publication. You must
also serve a copy of your Answer
on Plaintiff's Counsel, Shalene
Grover, 25436 NW Bowden Road,
Altha, Florida 32421. Failure to
do so may result in the entry of
a default against you and a Final
Order of Forfeiture of the above-
described property.

I certify that a copy of the Notice
of Forfeiture be delivered to the
appropriate newspaper for publi-

Dated this 13th day of January,

Vanell Summers,
Deputy Clerk 1.21,1-28

Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a Public Auction Feb. 8, 2009 at
5:30 p.m. (ET)
2d Bik Gran Sport Buick Regal
Vin #-2G4WF14LXN1403459
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 1-21-09
If you need any more information on
the above vehicle call and ask for Dale
at (850) 643-2522 or (850) 228-9555.

AT&T is reviewing an existing 450' guyed wireless
communication tower located at 10303 NW SR 20,
Bristol, FL 32321 for the purpose of renewing its li-
cense with the FCC. If you have any concerns of any
historic properties that might be adversely affected by
this tower; please write to Doug Butler, Trileaf Corp.,
2700 Westhall Ln., Ste. 200, Maitland, FL 32751, (407)
660-7840. Please include the tower location and the
location of the historic resource that you believe might
be affected. 1.21 T2.4


'Nature Deficit Disor

a growing concern ii
by Bob Wattendorf,
for the Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
"Nature deficit disorder" is
a growing concern, but a new El-
initiative of the Florida Fish Q 1 OOl5
and Wildlife Conservation j FLO aI.
Commission (FWC) and others
endeavors to make the problem

Coined by Richard Louv
in the book Last Child in
the Woods, nature deficit
disorder refers to the growing
disconnect between people and
the outdoors.
To address these concerns
over the disconnect, the "Get
Outdoors Florida!" coalition
is bringing together highly
energized staff from state
and federal conservation and
land-management agencies,
state and county health
organizations, non-government
organizations dealing with
youth, conservation education
or health organizations,
universities, and commercial
businesses. The coalition's
mission is "Engaging
communities, families
and individuals in outdoor
experiences to achieve healthier
lifestyles and sustainFlorida's
natural resources."
The Centers for Disease
Control reports that more than
one in six youth ages 2-29
were obese, creating risks
for heart disease, diabetes,
respiratory problems and
more. Meanwhile, daily
participation in school physical
education programs dropped
from 42 percent in 1991 to
33 percent in 2005. Studies
also demonstrate that children
between the ages of 8 and
18 spend an average of 6.5
hours per day with electronic

media. For young kids, every
hour of extra TV increases the
likelihood of their developing
attention-deficit, hyperactivity
disorder (ADHD) by age 7,
by 10 percent. Remaining
in modern, sealed buildings
all day also increases the
prevalence of allergies and
asthma because of molds,
mildews and allergens that
aren't "aired out."
Many parents want their
kids away from the electronic
babysitters the television,
DVDs, iPods, Nintendos and
instead want them engaged in
play outside. Not all of those
kids may realize it, but they
may be wishing for the same
If just the joy of getting
outdoors for some creative
free play and recreation isn't
enough, research shows there
are many benefits to the
individual, family and society
when young people engage in
outdoor activities.
Studies have clearly
demonstrated that children
who spend time outdoors
perform better academically,
play more creatively, have
less stress, and are more
imaginative. In addition, they
experience fewer symptoms of
ADHD, have healthier immune
systems and develop a greater
respect for themselves, others
and nature than do their peers
who do not recreate outside.

'der' now

n Florida
These connections, with
nature address not only health
and education issues but
also societal issues, such as
sustaining fish, wildlife and
their habitats in the face of
unprecedented development.
Many of the groups and
individuals most excited
about the coalition have been
actively creating programs
to get Floridians back to
nature. The "Get Outdoors
Florida!" coalition provides
an opportunity to bring these
dissonant efforts together to
be more productive. One of
the first efforts by the coalition
will be to seek the support of
Florida's state government.
The time is right for
this initiative. Government
programs at federal, state and
local levels have emerged
in response to the deficit of
nature experiences citizens are
suffering. From Connecticut's
"No Child Left Inside" to
California's "Children's
Outdoor Bill of Health," state
programs are budding with the
hope of rekindling relationship
between their residents -
especially the children and
the land. Awareness of the
problem and calls-to-action are
sweeping the nation because
society feels the urgent need to
address these health, societal
and conservation issues at
their roots. '
To learn more, visit
www. myfwc. corn/Fishing/
GetOutdoorsFlorida "
Fishing/GetOutdoorsFlorida, where
you can make a donation or your
group can request to become part
of the evolving coalition. With your'
help, we can build a community that
is connected with nature, reflects
social diversity, and exhibits a true
conservation ethic.

Preliminary manatee mortality data released

Biologists with
the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC)
Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute
documented 337
manatee carcasses in
state waters in 2008.
The low number
of red tide-related
mortalities last year
helped the number of documented
manatee deaths remain below the
five-year average of 357.
Watercraft strikes and perinatal
(newborn) deaths were the two
most commonly documented
manatee mortality categories
in 2008. The numbers for both
categories were above the
five-year average. Biologists
documented 90 watercraft-related
deaths and a record high of 101
newborn deaths.

Biologists report that a variety
of factors could have contributed
to the high number of newborn
deaths in 2008. These factors
include the possibility that there
were more manatee births or that
biologists recovered a higher
proportion of manatee calf
The FWC uses trends in
mortality figures to monitor
ongoing and emerging threats
to the manatee population.
Throughout the year, FWC

researchers, managers
and law enforcement staff
work closely together to
h evaluate mortality data and
identify necessary actions.
FWC law enforcement, in
cooperation with partner
agencies, uses knowledge
of local boating habits,
well-posted speed zones,
and up-to-date manatee
information to focus on-
the-water enforcement operations.
Enforcing manatee protection
zones and informing boaters
about manatee conservation is a
priority for the FWC.
To report a dead or injured
manatee, call the FWC Wildlife
Alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC.
For additional information about
manatee conservation, visit
MyFWC. com/manatee. For more
information, visit http://research.
MyFWC. com/manatees.

Group passes resolution to kept state's

museums and parks open to the public
C.A.R. Vice President Katelyn Miller and President Markie
Parrish monitor the letter writing of members (seated from left)
Pender Johnson, Will Glover, Carly Miller and B.T. Johnson.
The letters to the governor and legislators protest the proposed
closure of 22 state parks. Blue Springs Society, C.A.R. has
passed a resolution urging the legislature to keep Florida's
museums and parks open.

FWC's Manatee Decal Art

Contest entries due Jan. 31

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) invites middle and high
school art students to submit their
manatee artwork in the Manatee
Decal Art Contest by Jan. 31.
Students should coordinate
with their school's art teacher to
submit their artwork, since each
school may submit no more than
five entries. Contest details are
available online at
Decals are available at any
Florida county tax collector's
office to individuals who donate
$5 or more to the Save the
Manatee Trust Fund. Money
from the sale of these decals
supports manatee-protection
efforts such as rehabilitation,
rescue, research, enforcement
and public education. In June
2008, 15,000 decals, withartwork
provided by Palm Beach County
junior Austyn Bynon, were
distributed statewide to county
tax collector offices for sale until
June 2009. Vehicle owners can
support manatees by including
their donation when they register
their vehicle or vessel.

OAll entries must be the sole
original work of the artist.
eStudent artists must attend
a Florida public, private or

home school for middle or high
eStudents must submit their
artwork through their school or
art teacher.
OArt teachers may submit
no more than five entries per
.6The designs should be in full
color in a medium of the artist's
choice and may be realistic or
abstract as long as the image
depicts a recognizable manatee.
OThe artwork image and page
size should be no larger than 8.5"
x 11" with the image centered.
(Note: Do not add any text or
captions to the artwork).
'Mount artwork on art board
with a protective paper or plastic
covering. (No frames, glass
coverings or dry mounting).
Design entries will be accepted
only if postmarked on or before
Jan. 31.
On Feb. 13, FWC staff
will judge all qualified entries
submitted by the postmark due
date. The winning design will
be used to create a decal for
distribution to county tax collector
offices around the state.
To see manatee decals from
previous years, please visit For
more information, please contact
Bonnie Abellera at bonnie. or 850-

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Chinese fringe flower adds pizzazz to the landscape

Loropetalum, a native of
Japan and Southeastern Asia, was
introduced to the United States
about 1880. However, it wasn't
until the introduction of the
purple-leaved and pink flowering
forms around 1990 that this plant
began to find its way into the
landscape. Based on its usage,
it appears to be among the most
popular broadleaf evergreens in
southern landscapes.
Both the botanical name,
Loropetalum chinense, and the
common name, 'Chinese Fringe
Flower', refers to the shrub's
unique strap-like flowers. The
shrub displays clusters of white or
pink flowers with narrow petals
that dangle like fringe. Although
spring is the main flowering time,
the shrub will flower off and on
throughout the summer and into
the fall.
Loropetalum (lor-o-peta-lum)
has evergreen foliage with the
color varying depending upon the
variety: Loropetalum varieties in
the market place today are very

similar, and yet,
there are distinct
differences. There
are unique shades .
of flower color,
ranging from
fuchsia-pink to
pink, or white
with pink. Some
have consistently
leaves and others
are green to
purple depending
Son environmental
conditions and 4
time of year. All
have a rapid rate of growth.
Its growing habit is loose
and open and makes a great
foundation plant, under-planting,
screen or hedge. It can also be
used in containers, or as a subject
for espalier or bonsai.
At first, the young plants look
small and delicate. But they grow
fast, reaching 8 to 12 feet tall and
nearly as wide. So space new
plants appropriately.


Loropetalum grows well in
moist but well-drained soil and
becomes drought tolerant once
established. Color is almost
equally good in sun and shade.
It prefers slightly acid soil,
has few pest or disease problems,
and only needs pruning to control
size. It benefits from fertilization
two to three times a year.
Loropetalum 'Ruby' has long

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^_' a fairly low
.'. landscape plant
l with few insect
Sor disease
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3 However, in
recent years,
there have
been increasing
reports and
complaints of
declined ,
especially in
central Florida.
The most commonly reported
symptoms of decline include
new growth that is stunted or
deformed, curling of leaves,
defoliation, and in extreme cases,
plant death. Possible explanations
for Loropetalum decline include
mites, nutrient deficiency
(especially micronutrients), root
rot, nematodes and salt toxicity.
The Unversity of Florida
currently recommends planting
'Burgundy', 'Plum', or
another cultivar with similar
characteristics to 'Ruby', since
there have been no reports of

widespread decline for these
cultivars in Florida.
The following tips will help you
to identify different cultivars.
*Loropetalum 'Ruby' is a
small (3-5 ft tall), rounded plant
with leaves that are more rounded
and pink flowers that bloom year
*Loropetalum 'Burgundy'
(also called 'Sizzling Pink') will
stand more upright than 'Ruby'
and grows to be 6-10 ft tall. It has
elongated, pointed leaves that turn
bright red in the fall and flowers
that bloom intermittently,
*Loropetalum 'Plum' (also
known as 'Hines Purpleleaf',
'Plum Delight' or 'Pizzazz') has
dark foliage .and tends to have
smaller, darker flowers. This
cultivar will grow to be 6-8 ft
Due to its vigor and adaptability,
many new Loropetalums have
become available in the past
several years. So, it's important
that you research the size of all
these selections prior to placing
them in your landscape. Be sure
to pick a variety that is suited for
your planting space.

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Women's Scrubs; 11 long
jackets, 27 solid set of tops
toms; 37 mixed with print
solid bottoms; 7 solid tops,
ed tops, 1 pair light green
most sizes medium. with
small, $10 set. Call 674-86

Prom dress, pink, two-pie
ter top with sequins, size 18
once, $50. Call 674-5483.

Baby boy clothes, most
born, 0-3 months, Baby
Ralph Lauren and Carters
762-8808. 1
Brother sewing machine
Treadmill, $100. ,,Ftal Gy
attachme r1red by
Norris. P='$1,600 will s
$500. Call 228-4749 o

Dining room hutch, paid
than $600, asking $400. Ca
8817. 1
Couch, 1 year old, excelle
edition, additional side piece
recliner, $75. Call 643-562

Couch & matching love
round dinette with matching
Call 643-3220.

Free King size headboar
wood, must move. Call 64

Executive desk, 3' W
dark wood, five drawers
sturdy, $100. Call 643-8815


Beer keg cooler or Keg
stainless steel door, digital
less than 2 years old, really
condition, paid $550, askin
Call 674-9127.

Microwave, paid $167 aski
Toaster Oven, $35. Que
bed with mattress, $40. C

GE washing machine, ap
year old, 8 cycles, 2 speeds
duty, super capacity. Ke
Dryer, older model, $150 fi
Call 643-4151.

New freezer, 3 months o
$700, will sell for $600. Wi
payments. Call 674-3264.

Refrigerator, 5 months old
Call 674-3264.


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tops &
5 print-


Emachine Computer, color moni-
tor, not flat screen, $25. Call 933-
4968. '1-14,1-21

pants, Compaq Presario lap-top com-
some puter, 1700T, Win XP, DVD-CDR
393. disc drive, Intel-Pentium III, 128
1-21,1-28 MB of ram, great for the student or
long distance trucker, MS streets
ce hal- & trips locater, $225. Call 443-
8, worn 2422. 1-14,1-21

1-21,1-28 22" Color TV, $60 OBO. Call379-
8720. 1-14,1-21
y new-
Gap, 52" Samsung TV, estimated 5
;. Call years old, $500. Call 674-2480.
1-14, 1-21
B. Call
1-21,1-28 CARS
,m with 1994 Eldorado, needs transmis-
Chuck sion, $1,000. Call 643-5755, after
sell for 6 p.m., leave message. 1-14,1-21
)r 228,
2006 Ford Focus, only asking
1-21,1-28 payoff, approximately $10,000,
good gas mileage (32 MPG), good
d more family car. Call 447-0977. 1-14,1-21
all 379-
1-21,1-28 2000 Dodge Stratus, 4-door, red
with racing stripe, 4 cyl., good gas
,nt con- mileage, new tires, 137K miles,
ce with $2,950, would consider partial
?2. trade. Call 443-2422. 1-14,1-21
Seat, 2000 Cavalier, $3,000. Call 209-
chairs. 2006. 1-14,1-21
1-21,1-28 1998 Mercury Mystique GS,
d, dark 4-door, beige, 4 cyl, great on gas,
3-2193 126K miles, $1,600. Would con-
sider taking trade on other mdse.
Call 443-2422. 1-14, 1-21
x 6' L,
s, very
5, leave TRUCKS
1991 GMC Jimmy 4x4, 6.2 diesel,
4 in. lift, aluminum wheels, 12x36
S Radial Swampers, PS, PB, AC,'
auto, AM/FM CD, $5,500 OBO.
Call 762-9333. 1-21, 1-28
lerator' 2001 Ford Sport Trac, 4 WD, new
display, tires, excellent condition, $5,500
ly great OBO. Call 559-9638. 1-21,1-28
g $350.
1-21,1-28 2002 Chevy Avalanche, 4-door,
92K miles, leather, 20" rims, 5.3
ng $60. liter engine, $8,500, or take over
en size payments. Call 447-2772. 1-14,1-21
all 674- 1997 Dodge Dakota king cab,
1-21,1-28 auto, V-6, 160K miles, runs good,
cold air/heat, $2,300. Call 447-
)prox. 1 2772. 1-14,1-21
5, heavy
enmore SUVS
or both.
1-21,1-28 1997 S10 Blazer LT 2WD, auto,
PS, PB, AC, $2,500 OBO. Call
Id, paid 762-9333. 1-21,1-28
II set up
1988 Ford Bronco2, 4WD, auto,
1-14, 121 excellent condition, $1,500. Call
210-9116. 1-21,1-28
, $450. 1998 Red Ford Explorer, looks
1-14,1-21 and runs great, $2,800. Call 674-
2716. 1-14,1-21



Yamaha Big Bear 4-wheeler,
4-WD, wench, 26" mud tires,
$1,500. Call 272-2418. 1-21,1-28
2004 Honda CBR 1000RR, great
condition, runs great, $4,500. Call
557-8639. 1-21,1-28
1978 Harley. Davidson FLH
Shovelhead, $6,000. Call 643-
5755, after 6 p.m., leave mes-
sage. 1-14,1-21

2000 Kawasaki 900 Zx9R, $4,000.
Call 762-9543. 1-14,1-21



1995 4.3 motor, $150. Matching
transmission and transfer case,
$200. Call 762-9543. 1-14,1-21

4 wheels, new, taken off a 2008
Ford pick-up, stock not chrome,
6-lug, $50. Call 643-2791.

14 x 70 3 bedroom
trailer in Hosford.
1st month and utilities
required. No Pets
Leave a message

In Bristol
*Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
In Blountstown
*1 -room efficiency, &I
Suillties included 2BR/baih
and a hall apartment
*Commercial old Mexican j
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10 Acres for
Sale located
on Hwy. 67/NE
Quail Run Road,

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Four 36x12.50x15 TSL, super
swamper tires, on 6-lug wheel, 75-
85% rubber, $550 OBO. Call 674-
4642. 1-14,1-21



Craftsman 42" lawn mower,
good motor, 20 hp., lots of good
parts, make offer. Call 674-4642.

Polan Pro lawn mower, 42", 26
hp motor, new last summer, $1,200
OBO. Call 674-4642. 1-14,1-21

FOUND: Masterlock, weekend
of Jan. 10-11 in Bristol Piggly Wig-
gly parking lot. Call 643-3007.

LOST Dog: Mixed breed, tri-color,
looks like a Jack Russell. Last
seen west of Chevron in Altha. An-
swers to Roscoe or Buddy. Call
447-2910. 1-14, 1-21

1/2 acre lot on Black Bottom Rd.,
5 miles South of Altha, $12,000.
Call 674-7138. 1-21,1-28

Nine wooded acres, approxi-
mately, off Parrish Lane. Call 850-
643-9391. 1-14,1-21
One acre with well and septic
tank, located off Kathy's Lane.
Call 850-643-9391. 1-14,1-21


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Week of Jan. 18 toJan. 24
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20.
Aries, just when you think you
have it all figured out, a surprise
throws you for a loop. There are
no sure bets and things can
change at any minute,
especially this week.

TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Something seems like bad luck at
first, but when you view it again,
it's actually the best thing'that can
happen to you, Taurus. Keep that
in mind as you approach the week.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, don't be so hard on your-
self when something doesn't go
the way you planned. It gives
you a chance to try it all over
again and get it right.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
This is not the week for spend-
ing frivolously, Cancer. Wait it
out until you have some more
discretionary funds for making
purchases. A rash decision puts
you in hot water.

LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
You're making too much of an is-
sue with something that happened
at work, Leo. Let it go or it's
likely to cause a festering wound.
A change of scenery can help.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Flexibility will take you through
the next couple of weeks. Without
it, you will get easily frustrated,
Virgo. Keep in mind that not all of
your well-intentioned
plans will work.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, one thing that initially
seemed- like a bad idea really is
something you'll want to investi-
gate further. Don't pay attention
to others when they offer their two
cents' worth.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, you first have to get your
life in order before you can help
others or look too far into the
future. While helping others is.a
nice idea, get your own house in
order first.

There's more than meets the eye to
a person with whom you've been
spending more and more time,
Sagittarius. Exercise caution with
this relationship.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Until you can understand a situ-
ation, Capricorn, you can't offer
your advice on what's going,on.
Resist the urge to comment for the
next few days.

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You're ahead of the curve in terms
of finances, Aquarius. But things
can change very quickly, so don't
let this sense of security go to
your head. Also, keep spending
to a minimum.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
You can offer all the advice you
want to others; it doesn't mean
they're going to take it. Expect
resistance from someone
this week, Pisces.
Kevin Costner, Actor (54)
Jodie Sweetin, Actress (27)
Rainn Wilson, Actor (43)
Geeha Davis, Actress (53)
Steve Perry, Singer (60)
Tito Ortiz, Athlete (34)
Mischa Barton, Actress (23)



To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.

\ _

Big lot on Chipola River, located
in Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.


Free Pug puppy to a good home,
female black and brown. Call 447-
4125. 1-21,1-28

Free puppies, Australian Shep-
herd & Bulldog mix. Call 674-2841
after 4 p.m. 1-21,1-28

Free Pot-belly pig, black, female,
3 months old. Call 447-0810.
1-21, 1-28

Eight free puppies to good
home, 4 months old, 1/2 Cocker
Spaniel. Call 447-3103, leave
message. 1-21, 1-28

Free beautiful colored rooster,
about 2 years old, thinks he's a
dog. Call 762-8657 or 272-1982.
1-21, 1-28

8-week-old female Jack Russell,
free to good home that will spay
when she comes of age. Call 762-
8657 or 272-1982. 1-14,1-21
Female Pit bull, 2 years old,
friendly, lots of energy, $100. Call
643-9840. 1-14,1-21

16" Roping saddle, $175. Call
674-2716. 1-14,1-21

Three nice pot-belly pigs, all
three for $35. Call 674-1652.
1-14, 1-21


Sofa bed, good condition, reason-
ably priced. Call 762-2097.
1-14, 1-21

Four or five bedroom home, to

rent or lease purchase in the Hos-
ford/Telogia area. Call Melissa at
879-8984. 1-14,1-21

Junk cars and trucks, any con-
dition. We pay cash. Call 762-
8459 or 272-1126 cell. UFN



100th anniversary Winchester
30-30 rifle. For more details call
363-3920. 1-14,1-21

Older model Harrington/Rich-
ardson Arms, auto eject, 6 shot,
d/a revolver, 3 1/2" barrel, hinged
top break, fixed sights, blue, mfg.
between 1887-1941, 5 digit serial
number, $195 OBO. Call 443-
2422. 1-14,1-21

12-gun cedar cabinet, hand-
made, has bottom storage, 2 slide
out drawers, 2 cabinet doors with 2
drawers, excellent condition, $425
negotiable. Call.643-2563 or 643-
6614. 1-14, 1-21

32 Mag. 5-shot pistol, $200. Tas-
co rifle scope, $25. Call 674-4500
or 237-2730 and leave message.
1-14, 1-21

Ruger Mini 14 .223 caliber rifle,
with original wood stock or syn-
thetic pistol grip, fold over stock
with bi-pod, without scope. Asking
$550 with original stock, $700 with
synthetic stock, $4800 with both
stocks. Call 643-4419 or 643-
7436, after 6 p.m. 1-14,1-21



1979 Glass Stream, 48 Johnson
with trailer, $1,250. Call 674-
1861. 1-21,1-28

Magic-Tilt boat trailer, will haul
up to 19 ft. boat, $295 OBO. Call
443-2422. 1-14, 1-21

50 hp Mercury motor, runs good,
or good for parts, $400 OBO. Call
674-4642. 1-14,1-21


2004 Emerald Bay Camper, 27
ft. with slide out, everything works,
$13,900. Call 447-2772. 1-21,1-28

1983 34 ft. travel trailer, $2,000
OBO. Call 209-2006. 1-14,1-21

2006 Gulfstream Conquest Su-
preme travel trailer, 25 ft w/one
slide, sleeps 6, excellent condi-
tion, $12,500. Call 237-2706.
1-14, 1-21

1993 Fleetwood, fifth wheel trail-
er, 27ft., $3,500 OBO. Call 933-
3970. 1-14,1-21


Multi-family yard sale, Sat., Jan.
24 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (ET), blue
house with white fence next to Dol-
lar General. Lots of toys, no junk,
most are like new; clothes, (adults
and youth); sports equipment,
household items and misc. items.
Call 674-3381 or 643-2298.

Yard sale, Saturday, Jan. 24,
Hoecake Rd., 8 a.m.-until, furni-
ture, dishes, clothes, crafts, vacu-
um cleaner, etc.

Buy, sell and trade with an ad in
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal. Call
643-3333 to place your ad.

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Pictured left to right: Cecil Bodiford, Calhoun County Farm-Bureau President, Angie Hill, Kristy
Plazarin, Amy Branton and Raymond Russell, Farm Bureau Agency manager.

Florida Farm Bureau presents grant

check to Calhoun County Head Start

The Florida Farm Bureau
Federation and Calhoun County
Farm Bureau presented a grant
check to Amy Branton with the
Calhoun County Head Start.
Her application started when
a student asked her, where do
roots come from? While he has
an understanding of what roots
do and why plants have them,
the concept of how they formed
and the process of seeds growing
roots and becoming another plant
seems to be a foreign concept for
our students.
"Our goal is to teach the
children how plants grow, what
is necessary for them to grow, and
to experiment with different plant
materials. We will be beautifying
our playground as well as leaning
about different plants, and jobs
associated with Agriculture,".
Branton said. She stated that they
have not been able to do any type
of agriculture learning or field
trip for agriculture. Florida Farm
Bureau is very proud to make this
This Florida Farm Bureau-

Author to speak
at FSU autism
project fundraiser
Stephen Shore, author of
"Understanding Autism for
Dummies," will join the Florida
State University Center for
Autism,and Related Disabilities
(CARD) in an effort to raise
funds for the FSU Autism Project.
Following a silent auction, Shore
will deliver a presentation, "Life
On and Slightly to the Right of
the Autism Spectrum: An Inside
View Towards Success."
The FSU Autism Project was
established to provide funding
for services related to autism in
the areas of research, training,
community outreach and family
needs. The fundraiser will be
held Friday, Feb. 6, from 6 -
9:30 p.m. at the Carriage House
at Goodwood Museum, 1600
Mic.cosukee Road, Tallahassee.
The cost is $25 per person, $40
per couple or $50 for a family.
Discounts are available for
CARD clients. Hors d'oeuvres,
desserts and a cash bar will be
available. Early registration is
recommended by Feb. 2.

Ag in the Classroom grant is a
public/private partnership serving
K-12th grade education with a
goal of helping to increase the
understanding of agriculture

among students and educators.
The program is administered
through the Florida Farm Bureau,
Florida's oldest and largest
general farm organization.


The Liberty County Water Department has a job opening
for a Water Treatment Plant Operator.
Must have a minimum of a CLASS C DRINKING WATER
LICENSE and license must be certified by the
State of Florida.
Applications may be picked up and turned into *
Robert Hill, Clerk of Court, Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners, 10818 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321

If you have any questions, you may contact Larry Brown
at 566-9326.
Applications must be turned into the Clerk's Office no later
that Thursday, January 29, 2009.

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners
1-14&1-21 /

First Baptist Church

of Blountstown
is seeking to fill the fill time position of

Church Secretary.

Applicants must be self motivated with the ability to
multi-task and possess good computer and people
skills. A bookkeeping background is also preferred.

Interested individuals should submit
resumes and/or applications to
First Baptist Church
Attn.: Personnel Committee
16693 SE Pear Street
Blountstown, Florida 32424
or fax to 850-674-1811.
1-14 T2-11


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One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear S1. Suite 2,
BIounlaowT.- Phone 850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Technician, Construction
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver.
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN


Calhoun-Liberty Hospital


Nursing Department

1 RN Position Available in
Emergency Room Department

7 p.m. 7 a.m.
3 on/3 off

Requirements: 0

High School Diploma or equivalent
Current licensure
current CPR
Minimum 1. year nursing experience

Benefits include: Free health insurance for employee
only, 401 K, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.

Submit Application to:

Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
20370 NE Burns Avenue
Blountstown, Florida 32424
*Equal Opportunity Employment/Drug Free Workplace
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Laban Bontrager,


Family Dentistry
12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321
TELEPHONE 643-5417




Slow credit, no problem W.A.C.
Hand-picked quality cars and trucks.

3905 W. Hwy 90 Business (850) 526-5254
Residence (850) 762-3679
in Marianna Toll Free: 1-888-740-8222

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Open House held Tues. for

Calhoun County Jail Annex

Visitors got their first look at
the new Calhoun County Jail
Annex Tuesday. Many saw
just how tight space was in the
old facility, BELOW, and then
noticed the difference a little
space can make while touring
the new building, RIGHT.

ABOVE: Calhoun County Sheriff David Tatum cuts
the ribbon (which, appropriately enough was a strip
of yellow crime scene tape) to open the doors of the
new jail annex in Blountstown.

TM Healthcare
opening new
rehab center
in Blountstown

Tallahassee Memorial
Healthcare is opening the
Rehabilitation Center in
Blountstown. The Center
will .celebrate its open house
Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 5:30
The Rehabilitation Center
will offer physical therapy
services to better serve patients
in the Blountstown area.
The center will be open
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. and is located at
17352 Main Street North in


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of TallahsOsee "Where Quality isAffordab"
CIRCL OF EXCNCE Ame from l o JSo Deefe FtilUqqpment C. .
Call: STEVE or JEFF 850-575-4240



Proudly Selling


Hwy. 20 E to Geddie Rd. Turn
left go to Hwy. 90. Turn right, 1/2
mile on right. Across from John
Deere Flint Equipment Co.

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