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Over four ounces
of marijuana found
Man tased when
he refuses to
after traffic stop
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Marianna man who locked his vehicle
after a traffic stop and refused to open it to
allow a Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy
to search inside was arrested after more
than four ounces of marijuana was found
William Eric Lock, 35, of Merritt's
Mill Road in Marianna, was traveling on
Joe Chason Circle around 8:10 p.m. when
Cpl. Todd Wheetley pulled him over for
unlawful speed and having an expired tag
on Jan. 21.
When Wheetley was standing at the
passenger's side window, talking with
Lock, he observed that the, driver.was
extremely nervous and noticed the strong
odor of raw marijuana inside the vehicle.
When he asked the driver if he would
consent to a search of the Jeep Cherokee,
Lock said no.. When asked again, Lock
replied, "No, you are not searching my
vehicle." Wheetley replied that due to the
odor of marijuana, he had probable cause
to conduct a search.
According to Wheetley's report, Lock
became irate and began yelling, "Let
me go home. You are not searching my
vehicle." He told Wheetley the reason he
smelled marijuana was "because I was
around some people that were smoking
Wheetley instructed Lock to turn off the
Jeep and remain in the driver's seat as he
returned to his patrol vehicle and called
Lock stepped out of the Jeep, hit the
remote on his keychain and locked his
vehicle. Wheetley repeatedly asked him to
unlock the vehicle. Instead, Lock put his
hands in his pockets and started walking
toward the officer. Wheetley ordered
him to stop and take his hands out of his
pockets, but he continued to approach the
Two other officers then arrived on the
scene. At that point, Wheetley had drawn
his taser and was ordering Lock to the
"You're gonna have to tase because
you're not getting in my vehicle," Lock
In his report, Wheetley said Lock
ignored three more requests to lay on
the ground so that he could be taken into
When he did not comply, Wheetley
deployed the taser. Lock was then
* handcuffed and put in a patrol car.
During a search of the Jeep, a large clear
plastic bag of marijuana was found under
the passenger's seat. A small amount of
marijuana was found in the jacket Lock
As he was driven to the jail, Lock told
the officer, "I'm sure you're disappointed
in me." As Wheetley escorted him inside,
Lock said he was sorry for the trouble,
adding, "...it wasn't worth it."
He was charged with possession of
more than 20 grams of marijuana and
resisting arrest without violence.
SVolume 29, Number 4 Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
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two-story Hosford School, now South in Hosford. This aerial view was structure being covered in brick
TOP PHOTIOCOURrES' PETIE A RSROWP COtSTHluCTitJFHOTO ABOVE BY JOHNNY EuBAliJK
while as crews work to meet the
July 31 completion date. The new
school will have 19 classrooms,
four laboratories, a lunchroom
and library. "Once the project
is completed, we will only have
a matter of weeks to move into
the new building before school
starts," said Marc McCaskill,
Liberty County School District
Director of Facilities. 'This project
fas caused a tremendous impact
on the school and the community,
but we know it will be worth it
when we begin school next year
in the new classrooms."
Altha woman charged with forging prescription;
husband arrested after guns found in their home
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An Altha woman was arrested after
using a falsified prescription to get 50
hydrocodone pills from Buy Rite Drugs in
Bristol last week, according to a report from
the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
Shelbra A. Finch, 43, was taken into
custody after she left the store with a bottle
of 50 Lortab pills on Jan. 20.
Before filling the prescription, a store
employee who noticed an inconsistency
in the prescription contacted Dr. Misbah
Farooqi's office in Blountstown and learned
that he had not issued the prescription.
Liberty County Sheriff's Department
Cpl. Todd Wheetley met Finch as she
walked out of the store with the pills.
When told she was under arrest, she
began to cry and said, "This is the first
time I've done this...I've never been in
At the sheriff's office, Finch confessed to
stealing the blank prescription, filling it out
for 50 Lortab pills in her husband's name
and signing the doctor's name.
While taking inventory of her property,
four other Lortab prescriptions dated 1-20-
09 were found along with four other blank
prescriptions on which the doctor's name
had been forged.
The pharmacy supplied a copy of the
sign-in sheet where Finch forged her
She was charged with possession of a
Schedule II narcotic, obtaining a prescription
by fraud, forgery of a prescription and
trafficking in illegal drugs.
The 2003 Dodge pickup Finch was
driving was impounded. The vehicle -is
registered to her husband, Scott Bottoms.
Bottoms was taken into custody by
Calhoun County authorities that same day
and charged with possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon after a search warrant was
served on his home on Wes Lane in Altha.
Inside the residence, members of the
Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force recovered
the following items, which were stored in
plain sight in the bedroom:
*A Remington .22 caliber rifle
*A Winchester 12 gauge single shot
shotgun loaded with four rounds of
*A box containing eight 12 gauge
*Ten rounds of .22 cartridges
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BPD encouraging homeowners to
have personal property inventoried
It is a proven fact that when the
economy declines, property theft '
crimes increase. The Blountstown
Police Department has a program that '
will help prevent you from being a" f
victim of property crimes. I-
Our program consists of coming "j
into your home and compiling a list ",
of your personal property including
description, serial number and value.
If a loss occurred today, would you be able to
compile such a list? Would you trust yourself
to remember every item in your home and the
approximate value of each item?
If you're like most people, it would be
difficult. That is why we have developed this
Household Inventory Record. It's a simple
fill-in-the-blank worksheet that takes minutes
to complete but could save you hours of.
frustration if you ever have a loss. We also
encourage you to photograph higher valued
and unusual items, such as antiques. These
photos should be identified and stored along
with your completed form. You might also
consider videotaping these items arid storing
the tape with your Household Inventory'
When we have property theft crimes
reported, most often the victim
cannot provide serial numbers or
other important information.
L i When we locate the property,
we cannot identify who it belongs
z to because of lack of information
S0 provided. We will also provide you
with a Home Security Checklist
giving you the steps you can take
to decrease the likelihood that your
home will be targeted by a burglar and what
to do if you are a victim.
You can take advantage of this program by
calling the Blountstowh Police Department at
(850) 674-5987 and making an appointment
for an officer to come to your home to
provide this information.
Officers will also be visiting the
neighborhoods and knocking on doors
. to offer these services. Together we
can make our city a safer place to live.
Blountstown Police Dept. :
Jan. 19 through Jan. 25, 2009
Accidents............ 01 Traffic Citations...................20
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......83
Business alarms.....01 Residential alarms..........01
Woman charged in fight at police dept.
An officer heard screaming in
the background as a dispatcher
called him to the Blountstown
Police Department to break up.
a fight between three women in
the lobby Sunday.
Blountstown Police Officer
Jody Hoagland arrived to find a
23-year-old Laporshe R. Watson
"getting in everyone's face and
hollering" as she and two others
waited in the lobby ofthe police
As he went in the building,
Hoagland told Watson to
quieten down but she continued
screaming at the other women
in the lobby.
When the officer stepped
between Watson and another
woman, he told her to calm,
down. Watson then shoved
Hoagland in the chest as she
tried to get past him to get at two
When he tried to restrain her,
Watson hit the officer in the chest
with her hand.
When he again attempted to
hold her back, Watson began
grabbing at doors while trying
to escape the officer's grasp. He
had to wrestle her into a back
office as she continued to grab
at doors to pull away.
Once he got her into the
booking room, Hoagland
shackled her to the chair.
The remaining two women
had calmed down by the time the
officer returned to the lobby and
agreed not to pursue charges.
Watson was charged with officer, disorderly conduct and
battery on a law enforcement. resisting without violence.
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. .-21,T
Dr. Laban Bontrager is pleased to announce "'-,
the associateship of his daughter, Dr. Monica
Bontrager, at his practice in Bristol. Monica is
currently accepting new patients. Together they
offer years of experience along with new and
fresh ideas. Monica is a recent graduate from -
the University of Florida College of Dentistry.
For appointments call 643-5417
12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol
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*Rhonda Sherrod, VOCC, CCSO.
*Jason Keith, grand theft, trespass, taking deer at
*Anthony Scott Bottoms, possession of firearm by
*Franklin Johnson, child support, CCSO.
*Donald Evans, child abuse, aggravated battery,
*Cecil Odell Miles, sentenced from court.
*Sylvester Robertson, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, BPD.
*Thomas Darin Reddick, violation of driver license
*Pattie Elizabeth Womble, VOP county(warrant),
*Joe-Ann Benefield Vickery, DUI, FHP.
*Laporshe Renee Watson, resisting without vio-
lence, battery on law enforcement officer, disturbing
the peace, BPD.
*Raul Marcial Ruiz, VOP county, BPD.
*Aurelio Pena, no valid driver license, BPD.
*Rhonda Sherrod, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Donnie Whitfield, warrant, LCSO.
*Michelle Stayton Purkey, petit theft, fraudulent use
of a credit card (felony), forgery (7 counts), LCSO.
*Shelbra Finch, possession of a schedule III nar-
cotic hydrocodone), obtaining prescription by fraud,
forgery of a prescription, trafficking illegal drugs (hy-
*Meagan Elizabeth Reddick, criminal mischief,
*James Adam Whisenhunt, DUI, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana, LCSO.
*William Eric Lock, possession of more than 20
grams of marijuana, resisting arrest without violence,
*Karlier V. Robinson, Jr., sale of a controlled sub-
stance within 1000' of a place of worship (principal in
the first degree), possession of a controlled substance
with intent to sell (crack cocaine) (principal in the first
*Andrew Bernard Perkins, sale of a controlled sub-
stance within 1000' of a place of worship, possession
of a controlled substance with intent to sell (crack
*Joshua Michael Ryan Hance, possession of more
than 20 grams of marijuana (47 grams), possession
of drug paraphernalia (2 counts), FHP.
*April Scott, Gadsden County Warrant (2 times),
holding for Gadsden CSO, LCSO.
*Pattie Womble Holland, holding for CCSO,
*Drew Ramsey, burglary while armed, grand theft of
a firearm, LCSO.
*Joe-Ann Benefield Vickery, holding for CCSO,
*Jeffery Ray Byron, VOP county, LCSO.
*Laporshe Watson, holding for CCSO, CCSO
Listingsincludename ollowedbychargeandidentificationolf arrestingagency Thenamesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
JANUARY 28, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3
Bristol man arrested for breaking in home and stealing gun
A Bristol man was charged
with burglary of an unoccupied
dwelling while armed and grand
theft ofafirearm afterhe reportedly
robbed his mother's home
Saturday afternoon, breaking in
and taking a loaded handgun and
a B.B. gun, according to a report
from the Liberty County Sheriff's
Arrested was Andrew Marshall
FHP Troopers Jason King and
Ronny Snipes were the first to
arrive at the scene in response to
a 4:30 p.m. report on the police
scanner about a break-in at the
home of Jerry and Rhonda Lewis
at 15869 NW Pea Ridge Road,
and were joined moments later by
Liberty County Deputies Duncan
Rudd and Wade Kelly.
After a search of the home
and area, they learned Ramsey
was seen behind the apartments
on Virginia. Weaver Street in
The officers found two women
at the site who told them Ramsey
had gone into the woods to get
the property "he stole from his
mother's home." They stated that
he had a loaded gun with him.
Officers approached the area
and found Ramsey walking out of
the woods, carrying a grey plastic
bag and a beer can in the other.
Knowing that he was armed,
officers pulled their weapons as
they approached him.
Ramsey initially ignored
warnings to drop what he was
carrying and get on the ground,
asking, "What are y'all gonna
do, shoot me?" He then threw his
head back; chugged the rest of his
beer and crushed the can in his
hand when he finished, dropping
it on the ground..
He then took three steps toward
officers, dropped to the ground
and was taken into custody.
Inside the bag was a Smith &
Wesson .357 that held six live
rounds. Apink Daisy BB gun was
also in the bag.
After his arrest, Ramsey told
investigators he had called his
mother at 9 a.m. to tell her he was
Bristol caregiver charged
with stealing credit card
A woman who worked only one day as a caregiver for a Bristol
man was arrested for stealing a credit card and charging $302.97 to
his account, according to a report from the Liberty County Sheriff's
Maxwell Harrell realized the theft had occurred after his credit
card company reported that a series of charges had been made on the
card, which he had not used for several months.
He told deputies he suspected that one of two women who worked
for him back in October of 2008 might have taken the card, which is
the time the charges began.
Harrell was unable fo recall the names of the two women who
had worked that day. Michelle Stayton Purkey, 40, of Bristol, was
identified after she was found on store surveillance tape using the
stolen card at a grocery store, according to the report.
The card was used in both Liberty and Calhoun County, with
purchases being made at convenience stores, grocery stores and
McDonald's over an eight-day period.
Purkey confessed to the theft and told investigators she signed the
name "Frances M. Harrell" each time she used the card.
She was charged with petty theft, fraudulent use of a credit card
and seven counts of forgery.
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going hunting and wanted to get
his gun from her home. Ramsey
A Lynn Haven man caught
speeding is facing an additional
charge after more than an ounce
and a half of marijuana was found
during a search of his truck in
Bristol Friday night.
An off-duty FHP trooper
noticed a small purple truck
traveling west at a high rate of
speed on the Apalachicola River
Bridge just before 10 p.m. and
called FHP Trooper Jason King,
who was on patrol nearby.
King was in the inside
westbound lane of State Road
20 when he saw a small truck's
headlights approaching at a high
rate of speed and gaining on the
other traffic heading into Bristol.
The trooper clocked the truck
going 53 mph as it entered a 35
The driver pulled in at the BP
convenience store. When King
spoke with the driver, identified
as Joshua Michael Ryan Hance,
said she told him he couldn't have
the gun, which made him angry.
He stated that he kept thinking
about the gun that morning and
began drinking, getting more
upset over being told he "could
not get something that was his."
He admitted that he went to his
mother's home, broke in through
a door at the back of the building
and went to the gun safe. His gun
was locked inside and he began
26, he detected the strong odor
of marijuana inside the truck and
the smell of an alcoholic beverage
coming from the driver.
Hance stated he had consumed
a single beer and no other alcohol.
He told the trooper he had a
shotgun, a rifle and "may have
a. little bit of marijuana" in the
The weapons were removed.
During a search of the vehicle,
a half-consumed open bottle of
beer was found under the driver's
side. In the passenger's seat was a
brown bag shaped like a football
which contained two sandwich
bags of marijuana, which later
weighed out at 47 grams .(1.65
ounces). The trooper also found
rolling papers, scissors and two
plastic cigar-cases which each
held cigar-styled roll marijuana
A metal pipe, shaped and
colored to look like a cigarette,
looking around for another gun.
He-said he took a pistol because
he was mad he couldn't get to
Later, while riding to
Blountstown, a friend ofRamsey's
convinced him to call his mother
and tell her what he had done and
then turn himself in. Ramsey said
he went to collect the guns before
going to turn himself in at the
was found in Hance's right front
Hance admitted the marijuana
was his and said he brought it
"to smoke for the weekend at his
hunting camp" in Liberty County.
The marijuana was said to be
worth around $329.
Hance was charged with
possession of more than 20 grams
of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia. He was cited
for having an open container of
alcohol, speeding and givenafaulty
equipment notice for faulty tires.
The trooper noted in his report
that Hance's vehicle was not
seized "due to his cooperation
and honesty." He was then taken
to the Liberty County Jail.
Off-duty trooper Scotty Lollie
assisted at the scene. Deputies
Duncan Rudd and Chad Smith
'took the two firearms into custody
for safekeeping at the Liberty
County Sheriff's Office.
Teen arrested with loaded gun and pills
A report of a reckless driver
speeding through Bristol resulted
in the arrest of a Lynn Haven
teenager last week after a loaded
gun, a small amount of marijuana
and numerous pills were found in
his vehicle and his passenger's
FHP Trooper Jason King
responded to a call about a driver
who was swerving and speeding
as he traveled east on State Road
20 just before noon on Jan. 16.
He caught up with the vehicle
past Hosford, about three miles
west of State Road 267, after
seeing the driver travel over the
outside white line three times.
As the driver pulled over
in response to the trooper's
emergency lights, he reached
down toward the floorboard of
the passenger's side, according
to the trooper's report.
The driver, William Quinton
Platt, 18, responded "no" when
asked if he had any guns, knives
or drugs in the vehicle.
Platt was asked to step out of
the-Honda SUV as the trooper
issued warnings for careless
driving, dark window tint and
When asked a second time if
he had any weapons or drugs in
his vehicle, Platt replied that he
had a loaded handgun under the
The passenger, identified as
Angela Maria Sain of Panama
City, 18, was asked to exit
the vehicle so that it could be
A loaded .38 Special with a
brown wooden handle was found
in a drawer under the passenger's
seat. Two prescription bottles
were retrieved from a small
compartment under the CD
One of the bottles held
approximately 1.8 grams of
marijuana. The second bottle
held 36 1/2 pills and two other
pills were found in Sain's purse.
The pills were later identified as
19 Xanax, eight Lorazapam, two
Hydrocodone, 6 1/2 Phenergan
and one Tranxene.
Platt said he put the two
pills in Sain's purse without her
The trooper also seized $110
After being advised of his
rights, Platt stated that "this was
against what he stood for" and
said a lot of people were going
to be disappointed in him. He
told the trooper that his family
was going through a painful
separation and he was trying to
attend FAMU while kicking for
the football team.
The vehicle was not seized
because it belonged to the driver's
Platt was charged with
possession of a firearm in the
commission of a felony, five
counts of possession of controlled
substances and possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.
Liberty Sheriff's office asking for
information on cemetery damage
On Sunday, Jan. 24, damage to the Chason Cemetery located on
Chason Cemetery Road in Telogia was reported to the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office. Investigation revealed that someone had driven a
vehicle through the fence knocking over a headstone and damaging
We have tire impressions but have not identified the vehicle or the
driver. Public support is needed to solve this crime. All assistance
will greatly be appreciated.
Anyone with information regarding this event is asked to call
Sgt. Brian Bateman at 850-643-2235. Your identity can be kept
Traffic stop leads to m
arrest in Bristol Friday
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Hey kids, parents, grandparents, aunts
and uncles, it's time to start saving for
that fun week in the summer at 4-H
Camp Timpoochee. Camp will be June
22-26 and the registration fee will be
$200 per person.
We know that times are hard for
everyone, but kids, if you want to attend
4-H summer camp you need to find odd
jobs around the house to help raise the
money for this fun camp. Here are a
few ideas: Yard Maintenance (raking,
mowing, weeding, planting flowers),
Pet Care (dog walking), babysitting, car
washing, house cleaning, tutoring, etc.
Make up some flyers and take them to
your family members and neighbors. Be
careful and know who you are working
for. Have fun doing the work and your
parents will be proud of you for helping
Don't wait till the deadline to being
saving for camp, start now! Registration
packets will be available in April.
For further information call 643-
class Jan. 31
There will be a driver safety class
Saturday, Jan. 31 from 8 a.m.-until (CT)
at Jim's Buffet, 4329 Lafayette Street
(Hwy. 90) in Marianna. The cost for the
class is $12 for AARP members and $14
Reasons whyv ou
V Get a discount on auto insurance.
V Tune up \our dri ring skills and
update .our knowledge of the rules of
V Reduce your traffic violations,
crashes and chances for injuries.
For more information call Lilia. at
L. B. Arnold
set for Feb. 5
The Libem CountN Senior Citizens
1% would like to in\ ite ce ervone to attend a
retirement reception in honor of former
Count\ Commnisioner. L. B. Arnold.
The reception %%ill be on Thursdaj,
Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans
Memorial Civic Center.
For tnore information call the Liberty
Counr\ Senior Citizens at 643-5613 or
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536.
Bristol, FL 32321.
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* AA, 7 p.m., basement
of Calhoun County
Altha Boys Basketball vs. Bethlehem
Away at 7:30 p.m. (CT)
Liberty Boys Basketball vs. Aucilla
Away at 7:30 p.m. (ET)
Liberty Girls Basketball vs. Aucilla
Away at 5:30 p.m. (ET)
Blountstown Boys Basketball vs. Sneads
Away at 6 and 7:30 p.m. p.m. (CT)
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
Dixie Youth Baseball Registration, 9 a.m. 12 noon,
Blountstown High School Gym
Dance, 6 12p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown
'Mario S. Taulk
James C. TDykes
Super Bowl 6 pm.
TODAY'S MEETINGS ,. B
SWalk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Civic Center ; BtkdhiIj
S50+ Club, 12 noon Apalachee Restaurant .-. Biuni on
AA, 6:30 p.m.. Liberty Co Courthouse tw side entrance ,.
* AA, 6 p m., Alma Community Center ip, ,ETi
* American Legion Post 272. 7 p m. Legion Hall in B-town
* Altha Boy Scouts. 5 30 p m.. Alma Volunteer Fire Dept
* Boy Scout Troops 207, 6 30 p.m., First Bapl,s. Church Bristol
* Veterans Memorial Railroad. 7:30 p m Apalachee Restaurant in Bnstol
* JROTC Booster Club. 7 p.m. Libeny County High School
* AA 6:30 p m Libertv Co Courhouse west side enirancel
* Boy Scout Troop 206. 7 p m.. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Liberty Co. Chamber of Commerce. 7 30 p m ,. Apalachee Rest -Bristol
* Liberty Co. Commission. 7 p.m., Liberly Co. Counhouse in Bristol
Calhoun Co. Commission, 2 p m Calhoun Co CourlhousE in B-iown
Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge, 7 pm rMaonic Lodige in Blounistown
Mossy Pond VFD Auxiliary. ...
12-30 p m Firei ouse thi. Bkilh.ill ,. i, ihklhm ;
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* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail
THRDY ANUAY 2
D.A.R. & C.A.R.
Sunday, Feb. 8-Blue Springs Society
Children of the American Revolution
will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Caverns Road
Church of Christ.
The church is located a block north of
the intersection of Jefferson & Kelson
in Marianna. Please contact 209-
4066 or email@example.com for
Monday, Feb. 16--Chipola Chapter,
NSDAR will meet at Caverns Road
Church of Christ, a block north of the
intersection of Jefferson & Kelson, with
social time at 11:10 & opening ritual at
Blue Springs Society, C.A.R. will
present a short skit, "Liberty or Death"
to conclude a study of Patrick Henry. The
Dutch treat luncheon will be catered by
the advanced culinary class at Marianna
High School. Please make reservations
at snoopyxii60@hotmail or (850) 579-
Leon County St.
at new location
The Tallahassee Irish Society is proud
to partner with the Tallahassee Antique
Car Museum, 6800 Mahan Drive,for the
Tenth Annual Saint Patrick's Parade, 1
p.m., Saturday, March 14. The parade
will be on the Irish Festival grounds.
Any and all who wish to join in are
welcome to participate in an inclusive,
participatory parade. Families and
clans are encouraged to walk or ride
Early staging begins after 11 a.m.. All
participants must be lined up by 12:30
p.m. and parade rolls at 1 p.m.
For information call, Pete Newman at
590-2165 or Jimmn anmado at 322-1008
A call for vendors
for Irish Festival
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Arts and Crafts vendorss are united
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held in Bristol Jan. 30 & Feb. 7
Some of life's big events only
happen once in a while. Many
are eagerly anticipated The
Olympics, graduations, birthdays.
Others dental exams, renewing
your driver's license, cleaning
out gutters not as much. But
one big event that only comes
around every 10 years brings with
it an opportunity for thousands
of people. It's the United States
Census, and it's coming up
To conduct the 2010 Census,
the U.S. Census Bureau will hire
hundreds of thousands of census
takers over the next two years.
If that seems like a lot, consider
that those census takers will count
millions ofpeople spread out over
more than 2.4 billion acres!
It all begins in October, when
the Census Bureau will recruit
for the Address Listing operation.
This is the process by which the
addresses in the census records
are updated.-New addresses are
added and ones that no longer
exist are deleted, resulting in
a complete list of addresses
to which census forms will be
mailed in early 2010.
The reasons that people apply
for these jobs are as varied as our
population. First, census jobs pay
well. Surveys have found that the
pay is consistently the top reason
for taking a census job. The
Census Bureau makes sure that
its workers are paid well. They
examine current wages across
the nation, and set pay rates on a
county-by-county basis, ensuring
that census jobs are among the
best paying part-time positions.
Then there's the flexibility. As
a census taker working during
the Address Listing operation,
you'll work 20 to 40 hours per
week for several weeks, largely
on a schedule of your choosing.
The work must be done during
daylight hours, and there are
minimum amounts of work that
you must complete. Most people
find it very manageable, and the
more you accomplish, the more
work you'll become eligible
for. Adding to the flexibility is
the fact that you'll be working
near home. Even if the area you
cover extends a bit further from
Proof of residence now required
when applying for driver's license
Effective Jan. 26 the Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
will begin requiring proof of residential address when applying for
a driver license or identification card in an office. This address will
be displayed on the card.
Two forms of residential address are required. The following are
a partial listing of acceptable documents.
1. Deed, mortgage, monthly mortgage statement or rental/lease
2. Florida voter registration card.
3. Florida vehicle registration title.
4. A utility hookup or work order dated within 60 days of the
5. Medical or health card.
6. School record with residential address attached, that is less than
six months old.
7. Current homeowner's insurance policy or bill.
8. Current automobile insurance policy or bill.
9. Educational institution transcript forms for the current school
10. W-2 form or 1099 form.
11. Utility bills, not more than two months old.
12. Mail from financial instit utions; including checking, savings
or investment accounts statements, not more than two months old.
13. Mail from federal, state, county or city government agencies.
Any questions may be directed to the Calhoun County Tax
Collector's Driver License section at 674-8242. The driver license
section hours have also be expanded to Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m.-
noon and 1-4 p.m. (CT).
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your neighborhood, the Census
Bureau will cover authorized
work expenses, such as mileage
on your automobile.
If you're-ready to apply, the
Census is primarily looking for
US citizens, 18 years of age
or older, with a valid Social
Security number. In some cases,
citizenship may be waived,
such as when bilingual ability is
required and no US citizens are
available. Also, you will have
to pass a background check and
complete a written test of basic
skills, such as reading, working
with numbers, and interpreting
information. Then you're all set.
The decennial (every 10 years)
census is an important source of
information. Census data are
used to determine representation
in government and to help direct
funding for projects such as roads
and other community needs. So,
it's important to make sure that
you and your community are
accurately accounted for. The
Census Bureau is counting on
people just like you to help get
the job done.
To contact the Census
Bureau, call 1-866-861-2010
or visit them on the Internet at
LOCAL TESTING SITE:
We will be testing in Bristol
at the Veterans Memorial
Community Center Friday, Jan.
30 and Saturday, Feb. 7-at 10:30
a.m. and 2 p.m.
to host Cheer
on Feb. 8 at
Cheerleaders will host the annual
Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at
the Milton H. Johnson Health
Squads will compete at the
middle school, junior varsity, and
varsity levels. New this year will
be the Grand Champion winner,
which will be the squad with
the highest overall score of all
the competing squads. Squads
will be competing from Florida,
Alabama and Georgia.
Several all star squads from
JAGS and MEGA cheer gyms are
scheduled to perform exhibition
routines. A special- treat will be
a performance by the FAMU
Cheerleaders featuring former
Chipola cheerleader Devin
Baker, now a FAMU captain.
General admission is $5 for
school age and up cheerleader
For more information, contact
Chipola Cheer Coach Geraldine
DeFelix at 850-718-2322 or
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nor is it the world that we expected.
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lieved that the economy would continue
to grow, jobs would be available, people
- would move from poverty to middle
class status and the rich would con-
tinue to get richer. It's not happening.
Economic theory is that the popula-
w tion increases two or three percent per year so therefore,
d o -, demand for goods and services must increase by some
- percentage, and if there is a demand the market place will
continue to grow and supply the demand.
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mand curve, the market seeks equilibrium meaning the
market seeks a point where supply and demand are es-
_ J sentially equal. In the macroeconomic view, that is what
is happening now.
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trialized nations is a dash of reality for those that believe
that the market can solve all problems in a positive man-
Sa ner. The belief is that if we leave the market alone, the
4 p o market will solve the problems of supply and demand. It
- does, but the market is relentless and brutal in its quest
* for equilibrium in supply and demand. That's what is hap-
S- opening now. World markets are adjusting to the lack of
_,_, demand for goods and services.
The world markets are complicated almost to the point
of being incomprehensible. Example, people lose their
jobs because of decreased demand for their services. The
unemployed worker doesn't buy from electronic outlets
like Circuit City which then close over 600 stores. Now
Rom o the employees of more than 600 Circuit City stores can't
pay their bills. Their houses go into foreclosure and their
autos are repossessed. Financial institutions holding the
mortgages and the car loans now have a cash flow prob-
lem plus the financial companies now own property with
me nms values less than the value of the mortgage.
S, .. But it's not just the Circuit City employees that go on
.. the unemployment rolls. Computer companies like Hewl-
ett Packard and Dell who can't sell their products and are
forced to lay off people. Microsoft supplies software and
operating systems to the computer companies, but fewer
computers are being sold so Microsoft is forced to lay off
- 6,000 people.
S - President Obama is applying the correct governmental
*- procedures to stimulate the economy. Will they all work?
S Probably not. But at least he has some idea where to start
relative to getting the economy working again.
Neither Republican or Democrat ideology, nor the
Republican or Democrat models of government are the
answer to .the nation's economic woes.
The Republican mantra of trickle down
economics and small government are
not the answer. Neither is the Democrat
plan to put a chicken in every pot.
The editorial page of my local news-
paper had a piece discussing Obama's
approach to the financial crisis. The
writer of this piece believes that the
government has no role in the market.
The piece quoted President Reagan's
line, "Government is not the solutionri to our problems;
government is the problem."
The Reagan quote has been a major force in undermin-
ing the government's role in America's society. Genera-
tions of Americans now believe that our own government
is some sort of evil force. The basic issue is about taxes.
People want it all but don't want to pay taxes. But, there
is no free lunch.
The Republican line is to reduce taxes and let the
worker keep his or her hard earned money. Nothing
wrong with establishing reasonable tax rates during a
time of prosperity, but when the economy is in the hopper
and people have-no jobs, then the talk of tax cuts for the
worker means nothing. The worker has no job and is not
paying any taxes. Duh.
If the government doesn't provide money for the bank-
ing system, then who will? The banks? Hey, they are the
ones without the money. So the banks are out of money
because they foolishly lent money for overpriced prop-
erties, but if America needs a financial system, which it
does, who will bail out the banks? Or better yet, who has
the capacity to bail out the financial system? The govern-
Many people say don't bail out anyone. OK, but Amer-
ican society will be in for a tough time. Why? Most banks
will close. Banks that are open won't lend money, but
businesses need a line of credit to operate. Money greases
the wheels of the markets.
So imagine that you have no checkbook, no ATM card
and no money. What is the result? The answer is chaos for
you personally, but also chaos for America if the financial
system is allowed to collapse.
But the financial problems are not just in America. Af-
ter 99 years, Woolworth's, Britain's retail icon, is clos-
ing the last of its 807 branches. British car sales are at a
12-year low. The German economy, Europe's largest, has
decreased by 6%.
President Obama, the Congress, and the political par-
ties are being tested. Can they cooperate and solve Amer-
ica's financial crisis? Maybe or maybe not, but the Ameri-
can people deserve their best effort.
A new-world is dawning
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officerand writer with an extensive
background in domestic and
foreign policy issues. He lives in
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winners of second
annual chili cookoff
Corinth Baptist Church
would like to congratulate the
winners from our Second Annual
Chili Cook-off and thank the
community for their support.
*Zack Stoutamire took first
place for the Best Chili for the
second year in a row.
*Mr. Joe Brown won first
place for the most creative chili.
*Pastor Michael Murray won
with his "Come to Jesus" chili in
the hottest category.
The church raised $542
towards the new Worship Center
in addition to a great time and
only minor heartburn.
meets Jan. 29
The will be a Prayer Band
meeting Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:30
p.m. The meeting will be at Betty
Beckwith's home. Everyone is
invited to attend.
For more information call
for Jan. 27-29
The Pastor, Dr. Elder Edward
L. Brigham, Sr., of True Holiness
Community Church Christ Written
in Heaven invites everyone to
their revival planned for Jan. 27
through Jan. 29.
There will be a prayer meeting
on Monday, Jan. 26 starting at 7
p.m. Revival is planned to begin
each night at 7 p.m.
Evangelist Linda Holmes from
Gainesville will be bringing the
message each night. The theme
'It's time for a change. Change
can't come unless you change
Everyone is invited to attend.
Please join us on this glorious
occasion and hear the word of
I would like to personally thank the many of you that e-mailed,
called or spoke to me in person concerning police corruption and
corruption as a whole in our county. It seems as though the corruption
is much more so than I had imagined.
It's almost overwhelming to hear the many stories that I have
heard, but as I have said to each and every one of you, it takes people
to stand up and speak out in order to bring forth change. I know
that many of you have expressed you concerns of retaliation upon
speaking out and all that I can offer is my support to stand beside
you as you stand beside me, to encourage that together we can and
will make a difference, maybe not today or tomorrow but change is
progress and progress cannot be stopped at any cost, even those who
rule and run this county will have to face the truth for what it is and
what it will be.
The change that is coming is inevitable and the old days have long
since passed. The ole cliche "There's a new sheriff in town" definitely
has a different ring to it. At closing I would like to say thank you to
Mr. Hamlin for his story and to ask you the people to stand up and
speak out for what you believe.
Sincerely, Sharon Faircloth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jan. 26-Feb. 1
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Peacock, Dunn plan April 18 wedding
On a Sunday
last summer, ," .
and Jason Dunn
of Milton were
days later, after
and phone calls,
they went on their
first date. They've
Now very much
in love, Kelli and
Jason are pleased
to announce their
Kelli has been the news
editor and photographer at The
County Record newspaper
for over 10 years. She is the
daughter of Doug and Joyce
Peacock of Blountstown. Her
grandparents include Ruth Fraser
of Blountstown, the late Alton
Fraser of Marietta, GA, the late
J. Walter and Estelle Peacock
of Blountstown, and Agnes
Diamond of Pensacola.
Jason is a 911 dispatcher for
the Escambia County Public
Safety Bureau in Pensacola. He
is the father of Scott and Kelly
Dunn of Milton. His parents are
Dan Dunn ofCarrollton, GA, and
Nancy Williams of Milton. His
grandparents include Norman
Griffin, the late Rubye Griffin,
and the late Ray and Bebble
Dunn, all of Panama City.
A wedding celebration is set
for Saturday, April 18, at the
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
in Blountstown. The festivities
will begin with a front porch
reception at 6 p.m. with heavy
Ward, Watson to wed Feb. 7
Jami Ward and Dewayne Watson, Jr. of Telogia would like to
announce their upcoming marriage planned for Feb. 7. There will be
a private ceremony at the Good Hope Methodist Church.
All friends and family are invited to attend and join them at the
reception at 4 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall in Hosford.
Lee Nails V.
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hors d'oeuvres. A
will follow in the
old log cabin fondly
referred to by locals
as the clubhouse.
After the vows have
been exchanged, the
newlyweds will host a
dessert buffet featuring
live music by some of
their musically gifted
Kelli and Jason
would love to have
all their family and
friends join them for
this special occasion.
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prodigy. Some thank hi.s fa- grave. He had composed
their for promoting his ge- more than 600 works, in-
nius: others blame him for eluding the operas "The
creating a "workaholic." Marriage of Figaro" and
In 1791, at the age of 35, "Don Giovanni."
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Sara celebrated her fifth
birthday on Jan. 27. She is
the daughter of Doyle and
Beth Brown of Hosford. Her
grandparents are Bob and
Ruth Pickron of Bristol and
Pharis and Pauline Brown of
Hosford. *Sara Catherine is
the youngest of five children.
She enjoys being spoiled by
her two older brothers and
sisters, she loves preschool
and her teachers very much.
She celebrated her birthday
with family.and shares her
birthday with her Nana, Jan.
Ronald celebrated his sixth
birthday on Jan. 25. He is the
son of Teddy Eubanks of Bristol
and Sherry Hibbs of Defuniak
Springs. His grandparents
are the late Ronald and Volee
Eubanks of Bristol and Bob
and Mary Clower of Fitzgerald,
GA. His great-grandparents
are Nellie McCrimmon, the
late William McCrimmon and
the late Bob and Mary Etta
Eubanks. Ronald enjoys
swimming, transformers and
Victoria celebrated her sixth
birthday on Jan. 25. She is
the daughter of Teddy Eubanks
of Bristol and Sherry Hibbs
of Defuniak Springs. Her
grandparents are the late
Ronald and Volee Eubanks
of Bristol and Bob and Mary
Clower of Fitzgerald, GA. Her
great-grandparents are Nellie
McCrimmon, the late William
McCrimmon and the late
Bob and Mary Etta Eubanks..
Victoria enjoys strawberry
shortcake, play cooking and
playing with the puppies.
Johnathan will celebrate his
first birthday on Jan. 30. He is
the son of Angie Yon of Bristol.
His grandparents are Mike
and Sarah Yon of Bristol. His
great-grandparents are Roy
and Betty Dawson and the late
William "Teeny" Pullam, all of
Bristol. He likes playing with
his sister Ana and his cousins.
He also likes to ride the four
wheeler with his Papa.
Rylan celebrated his third
birthday on Jan. 26. He is
the son of Ryan and Aleah
Roddenberry of Bristol. His
grandparents are James R.
and Michele S. Manning of
Hosford, Sherry and Mark
Davis and Tommy and Janet
Roddenberry, all of Bristol.
Rylan celebrated his birthday
with a four-wheeler party.
Rylan enjoys riding his four
wheeler, going hunting with
daddy and coloring with his big
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CHELSEA ANASTASIA LAYFIELD
Mathew R. and Dara Layfield of Sound
Off in Blountstown are proud to announce
the birth of their third daughter, Chelsea
Anastasia Layfield. She made her debut on
Nov. 17,2008 at Gulf Coast Medical Center
in Panama City. She was welcomed
with lots of love from her two older sisters, .
Ariana, eight and Katie, four. Maternal -
grandparents are Becky and Larry Finn of
Largo and Richard Banzal of Melbourne.
Maternal great-grandparents are Alice. i
Marie Holland-Boals and the late Xenophon A. .
Earl Boals of Altha. Maternal great great-
grandparents are the late Luke Holland and
the late Ethel Creamer-Holland of Altha. .
Paternal grandparents are Violet Cain-Goss and Gordon Layfield of Blountstown. Paternal great
grandparents are the late Mildred Lolley-Cain and the late Theron L. Cain of Kinard.
College will hold a 16-hour
Firearms Familiarization course
March 23-26 at the Reddoch
Firing Range on the Blue Springs
Successful completion of the
course maybe used in applying for
a Concealed Weapons Permit.
The 16-hour course will meet
from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday
Registration and payment of
the $60 fee can be paid on the
first night of class. Please call
to reserve a place. Class size is
For information, call Doris
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Great Florida Birding Trail 'signs' on in Panhandle
"That's awesome," said Debbie
Hampton, 10, of Girl Scout
Troop 854 from Tallahassee, after
viewing a bald eagle through a
telescope at St. Marks National
Wildlife Refuge on Saturday.
Debbie and five other members
of her troop had come to the refuge
for a sign-dedication ceremony
to celebrate the installation of
the Great Florida Birding Trail
road signs erected across the
Panhandle during December
and January. Afterwards, birding
experts from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) led the girls
and other birding enthusiasts on
a wagon ride through the hiking
trails in the refuge.
The tour made it clear why
the St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge was chosen as one of the
sites for the Great Florida Birding
Trail. During the two-hour ride,
44 species of birds were spotted,
including a bald eagle and a
clapper rail hiding in the reeds
of the marsh. Several species of
heron and ibis, along with green-
winged and blue-winged teals,
were seen. The girls were excited
to see ospreys flying overhead,
since many of them had voted
to make the osprey the new state
The Florida Panhandle offers
outstanding birding experiences
and fewer crowds, with sought-
after species such as the red-
cockaded woodpecker, swallow-
tailed and Mississippi kites, snowy
plover, Swainson's warbler,
Sprague's pipit and a remarkable
diversity of winter visitors
(including hummingbirds) not
typically found in the peninsula.
The Panhandle's coastline is. an
important migration corridor for
waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds
andbirds ofprey, as the Girl Scouts
from Tallahassee discovered on
their first birding tour.
Officials with the FWC,
which oversees the birding
trail, commemorated the day by
thanking the many individuals
who have made the trail the
success it is today. Attending the
sign-dedication ceremony prior
to the tour was Wakulla County
Commissioner George Green.
"I feel honored to be here
today," Green said, "We're very
happy to be a partner- in this
project and promise to help the
Great Florida Birding Trail in any
way we can."
Mark Kiser, who oversees the
Great Florida Birding Trail for the
FWC, emphasized the importance
of the partners who help make the
trail possible. The U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service runs the refuge,
and David Moody, refuge ranger,
spoke about the importance of
providing great birding sites.
"Birding folks are a dedicated
bunch, and they travel and enjoy
this part of the state," he said.
"The refuge provides lots of
opportunities to see wading birds,
raptors and migratory birds, and
we appreciate the partnership we
have with the FWC."
Kiser also noted that Audubon
of Florida played an important role
in the creation of the Great Florida
Birding Trail. He introduced a
former employee of the FWC
who helped bring the trail to
fruition. Julie Wraithmell now
works for Audubon of Florida as
the wildlife policy coordinator,
where she continues to be a strong
supporter of the trail.
"I thank the FWC for its
commitment to wildlife viewers,"
Wraithmell said. "There's a
strong resiliency of wildlife
viewing dollars, especially in
rural communities. Unlike other
popular destinations in Florida,
this place is different every time I
visit. In the winter, there are bald
eagle nests, and in the spring,
swallow-tailed kites feed over
Jerrie Lindsey, director of
the FWC's Office of Recreation
Services, spoke about the
economic benefits of wildlife
viewing, noting that Wakulla
County is home to seven sites on
the Great Florida Birding Trail.
"Birding is big business in
Florida, and the Great Florida
Birding Trail is an integral part
of the Sunshine State's $5.2
billion wildlife viewing industry,"
Lindsey said. "More people travel
to Florida to see wildlife than to
any other state."
The Great Florida Birding
Trail is a conservation program
initiated by the FWC to support
the rapidly expanding activity of
bird watching. More than 485
exceptional sites throughout
Florida have been chosen, based
on their quality, and compiled
into trail guides representing four
St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge, one of the Panhandle's
gateway sites, along With the Big
Lagoon State Park in Pensacola,
provides extensive trail-related
resources, with loaner optics
available on site. They also
act as hubs of regional birding
information. Field guides in
both English and Spanish are
provided to enable visitors to
identify which birds they are
viewing. Additional materials for
beginning bird watchers also are
available at each gateway site.
The girls of Girl Scout Troop
854 will not soon forget the cold
winter day they rode on a wagon
to view some of the most beautiful
birds in the world. The tour was
just, one of the activities associated
with earning the Girl Scouts' ,
"Your Outdoor Surroundings"
badge, and becoming life-long
wildlife viewers is one of the
To find out more about the
Great Florida Birding Trail
and to access maps for all four
regions in Florida, go to www.
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Chipola Brain Bowl Team wins at
Seaside Academic Tournament
Alumni baseball event
set at Chipola College
Chipola's Second Annuar Baseball Alumni event is. set for
Saturday, Feb. 7. Here, retired Chipola history professor
and baseball card collector Charlton Keen poses with former
Chipola player Jose Bautista at last year's event. Bautista
recently signed with the Toronto Blue Jays after playing for
several years with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bautista will earn $2.4
million in '09 after making $1.8 million last year. Bautista, who
can play multiple positions in the infield and outfield, hit .238
with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs in 128 games last season. In
21 games with Toronto, the 28-year-old Bautista hit .214 with
three homers and 10 RBIs.
continued from page 3
compiled by Journal Editor
Blountstown men charged
with selling crack in Bristol
A crack cocaine buy made by a confidential informant re-
sulted in the arrest of. two Blountstown men last Thursday
night, according to a report from the Liberty County Sheriff's
The informant met at a prearranged spot along Shuler Lane
in Bristol around 9:42 p.m. Deputies watched from a distance
as a car pulled up and $60 in marked bills was exchanged for
crack cocaine through the passenger's window.
After confirming that the sale was completed, deputies
pulled out and stopped the vehicle, which was driven by Kar-
lier Vanessi Robinson, 23. His passenger was identified as An-
drew B. Perkins, 41.
Both men were charged with sale of a controlled substance
within 1,000 feet of a place of worship and possession of'a
controlled substance with intent to sell.
Teen charged with DUI after being
stopped for weaving across road
A 19-year-old Fountain man was charged with DUI after a
Jan. 21 traffic stop in Liberty County.
Deputy Duncan Rudd was on patrol at midnight Wednesday
when he noticed a white truck weaving across the road as it
traveled west on State Road 20. -
When he pulled over the truck, he approached the driver
and noticed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage as well as
marijuana. When asked if there was any alcohol or marijuana
in his vehicle, the driver, James Adam Whisenhunt, replied,
. "I have a bowl," and handed over a glass pipe with marijuana
residue and a pill bottle that held marijuana.
The deputy noted in his report that Whisenhunt had to hold
on to the side of the vehicle when he was asked to step out,
and at one point, he had to grab his arm to keep him from fall-
After failing a series of sobriety.exercises, Whisenhunt was
charged with DUI and possession of less than 20 grams of
Gold Team captured their third
tournament of the year when
they won the Seaside Academic
Tournament at Northwest State
College Ft. Walton Beach
Campus on Jan. 10.
Chipola Gold scored a (265-
85) win over Bevill State
College in the championship
game to finish the tournament
with an overall 11-1 record.
Gold team members are:
Anthony Garrett, Brad Wells,
Ryan Wells and Jordan
The Chipola Blue Team also
had an impressive tournament
with an 8-3 overall record.
Chipola Blue was one win
away from having an all
Chipola final. Chipola Blue
lost to Bevill State 205-185,
giving Bevill the right to
play for the championship
against Chipola Gold. The
Chipola Blue Team is made
up entirely of freshmen: Drew
Padgett, Ethan Hewett, Nathan
Hooppell and Cody Pickens.
Out of 50 individuals in the
tourney, four Chipola players
finished in the top ten in
individual scoring,, and seven
Chipola players finished in the
top 20. Anthony Garrett,was
recognized as an all-star for
finishing fourth overall. Other
top finishers were Brad Wells
(sixth), Ryan Wells (seventh),
Nathan Hooppell (eighth),
Drew Padgett (11th), Ethan
Hewett (15th) and Jordan
Chipola is the defending
FCCAA State Champion.
Chipola next plays at
Tallahassee in the NAQT
Brain Bowl" coaches are
Stan Young and Dr. Robert
Gold Team members are, from left:Anthony Garrett, Brad Wells,
Jordan Belser and Ryan Wells (captain).
You can't do it on your own
Grief support in B-town
helps a local woman
Berth Bazzel waited over has helped her so much. "Iwould
a year to seek help in getting tell people, if you think you can
over the death of her second deal with grief on your own, then
husband. When she had lost her you're wrong," said Bazzel.
first husband of 40 years earlier Feelings of grief .and loss
in life, she never thought that she can be overwhelming. For
would remarry. However, she did this reason, Covenant Hospice
remarry in 2006. offers the monthly grief support
When she lost her second group in Blountstown at the
husband, she thought she could Calhoun County Senior Citizens
handle the grief on her own, but Association, locatedat 16859 NE
she was wrong again. "I saw an Cayson Street, from 9:00 a.m. to
announcement for the support 11:00 a.m. on the last Thursday
group in the paper, and thought of every month. Those who
I really need to go because I attend will have the opportunity
am not doing well on my own," to explore their grief in a safe and
said Bazzel. She now attends caring environment.
the monthly grief support group The support group is free but
put on by Covenant Hospice registration is required, and light
at the Senior Citizen Center in refreshments are served. To
Blountstown. register for this support group,
She can't believe how much or for additional information,
the grief support group has helped call January McKeithan or Riley
her. "Being able to talk about Henderson at 482-8520.
missing him, talking about the Covenant Hospice is a not-
memories and just listening to for-profit organization dedicated
the others has helped me greatly," to providing comprehensive,
saidBazzel. Bazzelwantstohelp compassionate services to
encourage others to attend the patients and loved ones during
monthly support group, because it times of life-limiting illnesses.
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TM Healthcare Rehab Center holds
ribbon-cutting at Blountstown site
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Jan. 21 for Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare's new
Rehabilitation Center in Blountstown. The center, located next to Golden Drugs at 17352
Main Street North, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The site
offers physical therapy and athletic training programs and may offer occupational and
speech therapy in the future. Pictured above, left to right: Julie Allison, Rehab Director for
Tallahassee Memorial Orthopedic Center; Judy Greenwald, Administrator for Tallahassee
Memorial Orthopedic Center; Chauncy Belser, COO for Integras Therapy & Wellness
Center, Inc.; William (Bill) Williams, III, CEO for Integras Therapy & Wellness Center, Inc.
and Martin Shipman, CEO for Tallahassee Orthopedic Center. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Florida Lottery offers seminar on
how to become a lottery retailer
Business owners looking
for new and exciting products,
seeking ways to bring more
customers into their stores and
, .. . ... .. . .. .
Tristen was only in ankle deep
water in the Chipola River when
bitten by the moccasin. We
rushed him to Calhoun-Liberty
. Hospital. We could not be more
Pleased with the care he re-
Sceived there. They had the ap-
propriate anti-venom and knew
Exactly how to use it. They were
:very professional and efficient. a
And more importantly, they
were also very courteous and
Compassionate to us and Tris-
Sten at the same time. We have
Sa great appreciation for our hos-
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nity. We're proud of them and
so thankful for saving our son's
Life. We highly recommend you
use it for the many services they
Provide. We know you'll be as
pleased as we were.
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Kneeling is Bryson and mom. Angie Wood
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hoping to add an extra revenue
source are invited to attend
the "How to Become a Florida
Lottery Retailer" seminar.
The seminar will be Wednesday
Feb. 4, from 2 4 p.m. at Aria,
formerlyAlbert's Provence, 1415
Timberlane Road in Tallahassee.
Business owners interested in
attending are asked to RSVP by
Friday, Jan. 30 or by calling 850-
487-7733, or 1-800-428-8986
ext. 7733, if calling from outside
the Tallahassee area. To register
online visit www.flalottery.com/
In the spirit of diversifying
its small business partners,
the Florida Lottery launched a
new initiative to increase the
number of minority owned
retailers statewide. Currently,
the Florida Lottery has close to
13,500 retail outlets consisting
of both independent and multi-
location corporate retailers. From
inception through fiscal year
2007-2008 more than $52.09
billion in Florida Lottery tickets
have been sold. This activity has
netted retailers across the state
in excess of $2.92 billion in
commissions and incentives.
Business owners who
become Florida Lottery retailers
will receive benefits such as
commissions, cashing bonuses,
bonus incentives for. special
promotions and support from
the Lottery's District Offices and
Since the launch of the first
Scratch-Off ticket, MILLIONAIRE,
on Jan. 12, 1988, the Florida
Lottery has contributed more than
$19 billion to the Educational
Enhancement Trust Fund,
benefiting our students and schools,
as well as funding more than one
million annual Bright Futures
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I Liberty and Cathoun
I County Schools I
Honor roll announced at BHS
BHS principal, Mr. Bar-
ber, is pleased to announce the
2nd nine weeks honor roll:
A Honor Roll
9th Grade: Kelsey Bontrager,
Megan Brown, Chris Byrne,
Karissa Flowers, Jesse Griffin,
Brittney Norris, Trenton Smith
and Caitlin Stewart
10th Grade: Cherie Baggett,
Junicia Baker, Cody Baldwin,
Amber Bartoh, Jennifer
Brehm, Tasheana Brown,
Charles Buggs, Miranda
Cain, Kelsey Counch, Morgan
Davis, Stewart Herndon,
Samuel Hurtado, Caroline
Johnson, Eric Jones, David
Leonard, Ivy Martin, Sawyer
Maxwell, Katelin McFarland,
Paul Mosely, Makynzie
O'Bryan, Kristen Peacock,
Harlea Perdue, Travis Pittman,
Dillon Shinberger, Cameron
Smith, Karis Smith, Hayley
Sumner, Warren Tanner, Selena
Williams and Patrick Wilson.
11th Grade: Ashley Adams,
Tarak Amin, Jessica Collier,
Jessie Davis, Kevin Gutierrez,
Natasha Shiver, Laura Stoltzfus
and Maria Trejo.
12th Grade: Secora Bell,
Colton Bush, Joshua Godwin,
Shelby Godwin, Christine
Gurliaccio, Max Herndon,
Shelbra Hires, Evelyn Lindsey,
Shanda Reese, Ariel Savell,
Evelyn Smith, Haley Smith
and Chelsea Snowden.
A/B Honor Roll
9th Grade: Tiffany Abbott,
William Adams, Sarah Barton,
Tabatha Brambelett, Amber
Burch, Shaquala Butler; Shayla
Chason, Tabitha Dawson,
Matthew Digsby, Tyler Elliott,
Saad Farooqi, Geraldine
Guiterrez, Devin Harrigill,
Travis Hays, Cassandra Hiers,
Brooklynn Hunt, Semantha
Hunter, Cassius Jackson-
Donaldson, Megan Layfield,
Bradley Lewis, Kaley
McDonald, Samantha Morris,
Trenten Wise and Kaycee
: BHS Calendar
* Thursday, Jan.29-- Girls
Basketball, Away at Wakulla
* at 4:30 p.m. 0
Boys Basketball, Away at
Sneads at 6/7:30 p.m.
Taylor Brantley-Curl, Sierra
Chason, Andy Cook, Caitlin
Crocker, Tyler Daniels,
Gabriel Dawson, Lindsey
Doyal, Brittany Duke, Eurica
Engram, Casey Fox, Brittany
Garrett, Montoya Garrett,
Racheal Garrison, Kimberly
Godwin, DeAnna Grimes,
Morgan Huggins, Shay'brisha
Koonce, Rufus Lee, Raven
Lockhart, Lacy Maclean, Eliya
Margrill, Stephanie Martin,
Jesse McDonald, Matthew
McGraw, Jacy Richards,
James Roney, Ann Silcox,
Ke'ondre Simpson, Alexandria
Smith, Stephen Smith, Genny
Starr, Zachary Whitfield and
llth Grade: Jessica
Anderson, Stanley Andrews,
Virginia Baker, Colleen
Barbee, Lesa Corlett, Skyla
Davis, Stafford Dawson,
Robert Deason, Kelby
Durham, Treazure Engram,
Hira Farooqi, Blake Garrett,
Kristi Grumbling, Nicole
Hammes, Hellena Johnson,
Anna Kelley, Michael Leonard,
Tyler McClellan., Leigha
Miller, Jason Money, Sammy
Quijas, Sasha Simmons,
Alison Slongo, Kayla Shuler
and Allison Wroblewski.
12th Grade: Joy Armitage,
Kayla Arrant, Shane Bailey,
Blaine Barfield, Steven Brown,
Anthony Corker, Emily Davis,
Samantha Ferguson, Ryan Frye,
Monica Guilford, Amy Hall,
Ashlea Hester, Jimmy Jackson,
Demarco Johnson, William
Johnson, Joshua Kirkbride,
Daniel Leonard, Julius
Monlyn, Hailey Moravek,
Andrea Nunn, Alexandrea
Smith, Malcolm Snowden,
Alisha Strawn, Ashley Van
Lierop, Shenika Wilford, Ellen
Williams, Trevor Williams and
. John Woods.
Starting Jan. 20, Calhoun
County School District will be
offering parents the option to
electronically transfer funds into
their children's lunch accounts.
This will be a reliable way for
you to safely deposit money into
your child's account.
For more information you
can visit BHS website at http://
find the link to MealpayPlus.
I THURSDAY I
tHam, egg and cheese Mc-'
Muffin, assorted cereal with'
buttered toast, assorted fruit
I FRIDAY I
IFrench toast sticks and link I
'sausage, assorted cereal'
*with buttered toast, and as-
sorted fruit juice.
jWaffles and sausage patty,
assorted cereal 'with but-1
Itered toast, and assorted
fruit juice. I
I TUESDAY I
,Cheese grits and sausage,1
assorted cereal with but-|
Itered toast, and assorted I
Fruit juice. I
Ham and cheese biscuit with
hash brown, assorted cereal'
with buttered toast, and as-I
Isorted fruit juice. I
I Elementary I
I (Pre-K thru 5th) I
ISpaghetti and meatballs,|
Green beans and mixed fruit. I
'Alternate: Buffalo chicken'
'Pepperoni pizza, corn andy
'apple. Alternate: Hot ham'
land cheese sandwich.
1Shrimp poppers, cheese,
(grits, green beans and ba-1
Inana. Alternate: Corni
I TUESDAY I
ICheeseburger on a bun,l"
I baked potato tots and peach-
Ies. Alternate: BBQ riblet oni
Beef and turkey taco, corn
and tropical fruit .Alternate:,
Laban Dotrager, DMD'
Bristol, Phone 643-5417
Honor roll students named
All A's Honor Roll
1st Grade: Alana, Amaya,
Hellena Bess, Allyssa Chasteen,
Cheyenne Cole, Justin Day,
Kassidi Eddleman, AnaA. Giron,
Joshua Goodman, Kelsey Hall,
Belle Harris, Maggi Harris,
Summer Hosey, Michael King,
Karyn Kirkland, Campbell
Kruger, Jordan McClendon,
Ashley Mims, Cameron Morgan,
Jonathan Oswalt, Shalynn
Pleasant, Javon Pride, Jessika
Reeder, Julieana Rubio and
2nd grade: Thomas Arnold,
Bradley Edwards, Hunter
Flowers, Olina Holland, Blake
Shuler, Autumn Tanner and
3rd grade: Marybeth Brown,
Caroline Carson, Ireon Fetcher,
Mya A. Jordan, Amber King and
4th grade: Emily Kern, Allison
Myers, Kalya Partridge and
5th grade: Hollie Alhalaseh,
Christina Barber, Ann Marie
Brown, Dillan Green, Brody
Holland, Leanne Smith, Hannaa
Whitfield and Nicholas Wright.
6th grade: Hannah Alhalaseh,
Leondra Fritzgerald, Kara Fowler,
Andrew Goff, Monte Revell and
7th grade: Candace Arrant,
Odra Chapman, Carson
Flowers, Koree Cuthrie, Megan
Hiers, Morgan Hiers, Shann
Roddenberry, Hyrum Wahlquist,
Shaylon Wood and Dusty
8th grade: James Brown and
A/B Honor Roll
1stgrade: AmberAllen, Darien
Boone, Charles Burns, Tyler
Carman, Jeremy Gonzalez, Jewell
Griffin, Nicklous Hagerman,
Courtney Hall, Braddock Hobbs,
Selena Jimenez, Courtney Larson,
Howell Lewis, Samantha Lopez,
Lacya Maloy, Joseph Martinez,
Maria Martinez, Timothy
McCormick, Gloria Mendez,
Nelson, Jonathon O'Bryan, Mia
A. Pendleton, Christian Poole,
Daisy Puente, Andrew Revell,
Tayla Robarts, Colton Ryals,
Codya Sewell, Elishah Shiver,
Tadiyah Sniith, Vanessa Solis,
Alexa Valdez, Adrian Villanueva,
Brandon Ward, Elias White and
2ndgrade: Joseph Bermudez,
Timothy Bridges, Montarius
Brown, Paula Callejas, Delaney
Cheesemon, Dominick Cossey,
Shelby Cross, Keirra Dabney,
Teirra Dabney, Wayne Davis,
Brice Dillmore, Timothy Fant,
Anthony Fleishman, Brittney
Fletcher, Destin Fletcher, Nayely
Garcia, Makayla Geiger, Timothy
Granger, Leona Grundheber,
Zachary Hobby, Kelsey Jones,
Andrew Kern, Reniesha Marlow,
Lindsey Marotta, Polaa McCloud,
Autumn MeLemore, Arizona
Phinney, Dylan Raker, Kirsten
Raker, Caidon Rushing, Haylee
Snider, Emilea Thompson, Kayla
Thompson, Kaleb Vickery,
Breanna Wilkes and Taraa
3rd grade: Amberlyn Adams,
Hanna Bailey, Jarkeavis Bess,
Marlon Black, Daniel Bramblett,
Floyd Burke, Lacey Campbell,
Myncie Camley, Levia Collins,
Julia Comwell, Makenzie Cotrell,
Kealoha Curtright, Jonathan Day,
Kerrie Edwards, Marco Espinoza-
Solis, Aaliyiah Fleming, Jacka
Foster, Sally Fowler, Zachary
Gardner, Clarissa Gordon, Dustin
Hostetter, Jezaniah Jacobs, Leo A.
Johnson, Keegan Kruger, Danielle
Lee, Robert Lee, Christian Maloy,
Trevor Murphy, Taylor Peterson,
Vontris Pierre, Alexus Poole,
Alyssa Poole, Hayley Sapp,
Sydni Smith, Wesley Tharpe and
4th grade: Stephen Allen,
Levia Brannan, Delayna Dalton,
Christopher Fletcher, Ali A.
Gardner, Krynn Inman, Saraa
Jacobs, Josea Martinez, Maria
Martinez, Brittani Morris, Lindsey
Murkerson, Shanna Phillips,
Hulya Reisoglu, Amber Revell,
Monica Serna, Marya Steverson,
William Tharpe, Marty Vickery,
Stephany Wagoner and Tanner
5th grade: DakodaBerg, Colby
Bodiford, Jyierra Brigham, Miloa
Brown, Josie Bruffett, Christin
Holton, Kaitlin Lynn, Alexandra
O'Brian, William, O'Bryan,
Juana Pantoja, Josephine Parrott,
Joshua Peddie, Juliana Pullam,
Baylee Scott, Cassidy Shuler,
Damon Snipes, Christopher
White and Jamie White.
6th grade: Alysia Amaya,
Clary Bateman, Oscar Bermudez,
Shanice Billington, Keith Bums,
Noaha Davis, Amber Finch,
Mikayla Floumoy, Erica Fowler,
Omara Garcia, William Hayes,
Rayana Hogans, Shawn Lane
Logan, Christopher Lynn, Tracy
Maloy, Phillip Marotta, Andres
Mendez, Jasper Pullam and
7th grade: Benjamin Beckwith,
Kyrah Chaney, Cameron Drawdy,
Justin Earnest, Alizandria
Fultineer, Monroe Hinson, Bayli
Holcomb, Dillenger Holmes,
Skyea Hoover, Samantha
Johnson, Zachary Kern, Shana
McGhee, Marissa Nesmith,
Anthony Palmberg, Bryan Perry,
Deneze Peterson, Jacob Phinney,
Emmett Powell, Bulent Reisoglu,
Tyler Sansom, Destiny Schaffer,
Cassie Snipes, Keaton Suber and
8th grade: Morgan Carter,
Heath Cutshaw, Justin Goodman,
Michael Marotta, Tyler Myers,
Eliza Nobles, Brooke Revell,
Ashley Sikes, Ashley Smith and
JANUARY 28, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15
Varsity Wildcats defeat Poplar Springs
Both Forrest McCrone and Jacob
Warner scored 4 points apiece.
McCrone had 5 rebounds and
Warner had a team-leading 4
steals along with 2 rebounds and
an assist. Kent Rogers nailed a
3-pointer and he had an assist.
Jeremy O'Bryan chipped in a free
throw, pulled down 3 rebounds
and was credited with an assist.
The varsity Wildcats erased
the goose egg on their season
record with a 52-42 win over
Altha (1-12; 0-8, 2-2A) built a
13-7 first quarter lead, they were
up 27-15 at halftime and in the
third period they held a 40-30
Lady Wildcat Lifters are
always preparing for glory
"Give your enemy nothing coach, Robbie Smith. In his sixth
but take from them everything." season Coach Smith has quietly
Long before Leonidus spoke led his lifters to post this stellar
those words in the movie "300," resume:
the Altha Lady Wildcats weight 5 state champions (4 boys
lifting team have been living out & 1 girl);
those words. Since 2004 they 2 state runners-up;
have not lost a weight lifting 1 boys' team state runner-
meet and they continued that up;
feat this year by taking down 19 section champions; and,
Southport Bozeman, Panama 44 state qualifiers (5 girls
City Arnold (twice), and Chiles have qualified in these meets).
in Tallahassee. Coach Smith and his Lady
The main motivator behind Lifters were hoping that hosting
the girls' 4-0 regular season thestatequalifyingmeetyesterday
record is Altha weight lifting (Tuesday) would add #45 to the
ifb I number of state qualifiers. Out
Softball sign-up of the 80 competitors, nine Lady
The- Calhoun Co. girls Dixie Wildcats were trying to punch
Softball will be offering sign-ups their ticket for the state finals
on Jan. 24, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 at on Feb. 14 at River Ridge High
the W.T. Neal Civic Center. Sign- School in Port Richey. (Check
up will cost $50 per person.For next week's issue for competition
more information call 762-2092. details.)
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by Jim McIntosh
23--Unable to sustain their
first half lead, the Altha Junior
Varsity basketball team dropped
a 15-point decision, 40-25, to
Poplar Springs last Friday night,
Jan. 23. The Wildcats (4-9) held
a 16-14 lead at intermission but
the Atomics outscored them 19-7
in the fourth quarter to secure
Carl Montecon led the Wildcats
with 8 points and 9 rebounds
along with 3 steals, a blocked
shot attempt, and two assists.
Brett Floyd knocked down 5
points and he cleared 3 rebounds.
This year's LCHS team for the Health Occupation Students of
America competition are pictured with Mrs. Whittington. They
include Mandy Monahan, Shalin Patel, Kelsey McDaniel, Stirling
Lake and Chelsea Sanders.
Jake Edenfield scored a season-
high 28 points and recorded his
first double-double of the season
with 10 rebounds as well as 2
assists and a steal. Caleb Willis
just missed his first double-
double of the year with 9 points
and 13 rebounds to go along
with his 5 assists, 2 blocked shot
attempts, and a steal. Both Will
Rogers and Steven Vassallo put 6
points apiece in the sack. Rogers
blocked his first shot attempt of
his varsity career while Vassallo
came. away with 4 rebounds, a
blocked shot attempt and a steal.
Ethan Byler rounded out the
scoring with 3 points along with
5 assists, a blocked shot attempt
and a rebound.
The Wildcats are back on the.
road this Thursday, Jan. 29 as
they take on Bethlehem in the
"War of the Wildcats." Then next
Tuesday on Feb. 3, Bethlehem
comes to "The Den" for Round
2. The junior varsity games are
slated for a 6 p.m. (CT) and the
varsity tip-offs are scheduled for
7:30 p.m. (CT).
by Richie Smith
The Liberty County Recreation
Department will hold registration
for the 2009 baseball, softball,
and T-ball season on Feb. 13 from
4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Feb. 14
from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Another registration date
will follow on Feb. 20 from 4
p.m. until 7 p.m. and Feb. 21
from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Pony
league through T-ball will be
Registration forms are now
available in the recreation office at
Veterans Memorial Civic Center.
Cost of registration will be $50
per participant which will be due
upon registration along with copy
of birth certificate.
For further information please
call the Recreation Department at
The Liberty County Recreation
Department is looking for coaches
and volunteers for the 2009
baseball, softball, and T-ball
All coaches must submit to
a background check which will
be paid for by the recreation
department. Volunteers are
needed to help with concession
For more information, please
call the Liberty County Recreation
Department at (850)643-2175.
via Connect-Ed in the past week
and many of our parents are not
receiving the messages.
Connect-Ed is a wonderful
communication device which
allows the school to contact you
when your child is absent and to
let you know about what is going
on at LCHS.
Sometimes the messages go
to students in a particular grade
level, class or team, and when
applicable the messages are
sent to the homes of all of our
students. The messages are Sent
directly to the phone number we
have on record for you. Home
phones with telemarketer screens
will not allow the messages to go
through, so many of our parents
are calling to give us a cell phone
to send the messages to.
If you would like to change
your contact number or have
questions, please call the school
(extension 229) and Sharmon
Parrish will be glad to assist you
in this matter.
Chicken Pileau Jan. 31 to help 8th
grade class get to Disney World
The Hosford 8th grade class is on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m.
going to Disney World in Orlando to 2 p.m. (ET) at the Hosford/
during spring break. We have Telogia Volunteer Fire Dept.
been working hard trying to raise Please help us by coming out and
the funds needed to cover the purchasing a hot lunch. Plates
lodging and food expenses. We are $5, any donations contributed
are sponsoring a chicken pileau will be greatly appreciated.
Bo Barfield of Blountstown gradu-
ated with his bachelor's degree in
Political Science from Florida State
University in December 2008. Bo
plans to pursue Law School at FSU.
Bo graduated for Blountstown High
School in 2005. Bo is the son of
udie and Mary Ann Barfield.
We love you and are very proud of you!
,Dad :Itom ,:1 Sel.a lamnes-R t uheI 5..Ilannin.
Health Occupation Students
ofAmerica traveled to Chiefland,
on Jan. 17 for competition in
extemporaneous speaking and
sports medicine. We have gained
valuable experience for upcoming
1st place: Kelsey McDaniel in
2nd place: Mandy Monahan
in extemporaneous speaking,
3rd place: Shalin Patel in
There were well over 500
other H.O.S.A. members in
attendance from across the state.
We very much enjoyed making
contacts and friends with other
students interested in joining
the medical field. We are now
looking forward to planning our
state leadership council meeting
later this year.
Parents with children at LCHS
several messages have been sent
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 28, 2009
CLYDE ANDREW TODD
HOSFORD Clyde Andrew Todd, 45, of
Hosford, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 in
Tallahassee. He was born on December 28, 1963 in
Tarpon Springs and had lived in Hosford for most
of his life. He was a telephone cable installer and
was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Demarest of
Hosford; one son, Joshua Andrew Demarest of
Hosford; one daughter, Brittany Geneva Todd of
Hosford; one brother, David Todd of Hosford; six
sisters, Mary Alice Jenkins, Virginia Hathaway,
Jessica Tolar and Linda Smith, all of Hosford,
Lillie Johnston and Lottie Ferrell, both of Ocala;
four grandchildren, Joshua Lee Demarest, Dillon
Michael Demarest, Estella Carol Demarest and
Jarren Andrew Demarest; nine nieces, Barbara
Piercy, Anita Piercy, Ashley Drew and Kimberly
Hathaway, all 6f Hosford, Rebecca, Victoria,
Alex, Dayvon and Jordan; five nephews, Ronnie
Hathaway, Jr., of Hosford, Cody, J.J., Ronnie and
Austin; several other family members.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 27 at
the Wesley Chapel Cemetery (Driver's Cemetery)
in Telogia with Reverend Aaron Elkins officiating.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
JUSTON GARRETT BROWN
TALLAHASSEE Juston Garrett Brown,
age 24, of Tallahassee, passed away Sunday, Jan.
18, 2009 in Tallahassee. Juston lived in the Rock
Bluff Community for several years before moving
to Tallahassee in 1998. He attended the Rock
Bluff Assembly of
God Church. He was
preceded in death by
S his parents, Angela
Jr. of Tallahassee; his
Williams of Hosford;-
his grandfather, Donald Weeks of Ebro; his
great-grandmother, Eddie Mae Hornsby of Rock
Bluff Community and several aunts, uncles, and
Services were held, Saturday, Jan. 24 from the
Rock Bluff Assembly of God Church in Rock
Bluff with Reverend Kenneth Dyer and Reverend
Mitchell Taylor officiating. Interment followed in
the Rock Bluff Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions
may be made to the Juston Brown H
Scholarship, Flag Credit Union, I
3115 Conner Blvd., Tallahassee, your lOve
FL 32311. dignity &c
Adams Funeral Home was in * .
James C. (Rusty) Black
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ESSIE HILL SYFRETT
BLOUNTSTOWN Essie Hill Syfrett, 91,
of Blountstown, passed away Monday, Jan. 26,
2009 in Blountstown. She was born in on Sept. 15,
1917 in Liberty County and had lived in Calhoun
County for most
was a homemaker
and was owner
and operator of
S Syfrett's Grocery,
.. E. Bait and Tackle in
many years. She
was well known
Ba members of the
was a member of
the Holiness faith.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands,
Corry Eldridge Bryant and Ed Syfrett; one son,
Buck Bryant; six brothers, Lee, Edward, Lloyd,
Daniel, Pony and Junior Hill; one sister, Evelyn
Scoggins and a grandson, Kenneth Sowell.
She is survived by one son, Eddie Joe Syfrett of
Tallahassee; six daughters, Louis Bryant Tipton and
her husband, Houston ofBlountstown, Lillie Bryant
Boris and her husband, Nick of Blountstown, Patsy
Bryant Foreman and her husband, Leon of Hosford,
Margie Syfrett Sims and her husband, Kent of
Tallahassee, Carolyn Syfrett Oaks of Tallahassee
and Dena Syfrett Davis of Bristol; one sister, Dot
Grantham and her husband, Charles ofBlountstown;
26 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 15
Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.
(CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
Riley Adams, Reverend Edgar Fuqua and Reverend
Clarence Gray officiating. Interment will follow in
Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan.
28 from 6 to 8 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.
GENE ANTHONY STARR, SR.
GREENWOOD Gene Anthony Starr, Sr., 59,
of Greenwood, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2009
at his home. He was born in Fort Myers and had lived
in Greenwood for the past six years.
He is survived by two sons, Edward S. Starr and
his wife, Danielle of Cloquet, MN and Gene Anthony
"Tony" Starr, Jr. of Ft. Myers; a brother, Danny Starr
and his wife Bernita of Altha; two sisters, Linda
Poole and her husband, Jerry of Cottondale and
Cathy Whidden and her husband, Perry of Grand
Ridge; and three grandchildren.
Services were held, Saturday, Jan. 17 at New
Shiloh Cemetery in Altha with Chaplain Robert
Costillo officiating. Adams Funeral Home in
Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.
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ALTHA Keith Douglas Goodwin, 39, of Altha, passed away
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 in Altha. He was born on May 28, 1969 in
Panama City and had lived in Clarksville and Altha for several years.
He served for fouryears in the United States Navy from 1987 until
1991, which included Desert Storm in Iraq. Keith was a 1987 graduate
of Vernon High School. He was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife, B.J. Goodwin of Altha; his parents,
Edward J. and Martha Ann (Dawsey) Goodwin of Bonifay; one
sister, Kerri Ann Marshall and her son, Mitchell of Cottondale; his
maternal grandmother, Pauline Dawsey of Blountstown; his mother
and father-in-law, Debbie and Greg Pooler of Kinard; one brother and
sister-in-law, Steve and Stacy Ballenger and nephew, Scott Norris of
Toccoa, GA; a first cousin, Tommy Dawsey and many other relatives
along with many he considered to be brothers, sisters, nieces and
nephews and friends.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Peavy Funeral
Home Chapel with Reverend Bruce Benedict officiating.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the
DIRK D. RUDD
THOMASVILLE, GA Dirk D. Rudd, 53, of Thomasville,
GA, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. He was an Associate with
Walmart of Thomasville, GA. He was born in Quincy.
He is survived by a brother, Larry Rudd ofTallahassee; four sisters,
Peggy Rudd Boyett of Hosford, Azie Rudd Moore of Dallas, TX,
Teresa Rudd Rhames of Quincy and Cindy Rudd Ransom of Tacoma,
WA; great-grandparents, Betty Dawson and the late Roy Dawson of
Bristol and Robert and Mary Yon of Altha.
Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Antioch
Baptist Church in the Wetumpka Community with interment in the
Antioch Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until
time for the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwest Georgia
Hospice, 818 Gordon Ave., Thomasville, GA, 31792-6611.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the
Home of Bristol
contracts are now handed by the
([f) 'Bevis family and staff
All operations of the funeral process
will be handled on location at
12008 NW State Road 20.
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JANUARY 28, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SEC-
OND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 09-11-CA
RE: FORFEITURE OF A
2001 GMC SIERRA
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
TO: ALL PERSONS CLAIMING A
SECURITY OR OTHER INTER-
EST IN THE ABOVE DESCRIBED
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
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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-
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of Forfeiture be delivered to the
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Deputy Clerk 1.21,1-28 prior to the Pre-Bid Conference.
Please call Kristin Brown at (850)
NOTICE TO RECEIVF 643-2771 with any questions.
The Liberty County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners will receive
sealed bids 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. For ques-
tions, please call Kristin Brown at
(850) 643-2771. The bid must
conform to Section 287.133(3)
Florida Statutes, on public entity
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-
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,
A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference
shall be held at the office of Liberty
County Emergency Management,
11109 NW State Road 20, Bristol,
FL at 3:00 pm Eastern Time, Feb-
ruary 10, 2009. Pre-qualification
packages must be received at the
Port St. Joe Preble-Rish office
10 ACRE plus Tracts
From $3,995 per acre
$995 Total Down
R. E. Broker |
Phone (813) 253-3258
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.
1-28 T 2-25
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR CALHOUN
CASE NO: 2008-200-CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR FFMLT 2006-FF4, MORT-
GAGES PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF4
DONNA SMITH A/K/A DON-
NA JEAN SMITH; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DONNA SMITH
A/K/A DONNA JEAN SMITH; UN-
KNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN
TENANT II, and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the
AMENDED NOTICE OF
NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Calhoun County, Florida,
will on the 26th day of March,
2009, at 11:00 a.m. CST at On the
front steps of the Calhoun County
Courthouse, offer for sale and sell
at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Cal-
houn County, Florida:
Commence At The NE Corner
Of The SE 1/4 Of The NE 1/4 of
Section 29, Township 1 North,
Range 8 West, And Run South
238.7 Feet Along The Section
Line And Center Line Ff Char-
lie Johns Street; Thence Run
North 890 49' West 1873 Feet To
The Point Of Beginning; Thence
Run South 00 14' East 188.7
Feet; Thence Run North 890
49' West 120 Feet; Thence Run
North 000 14' West 188.7 Feet;
Thence Run South 890 49' East
120 Feet To The Point Of Be-
ginning, Containing .52 Acres,
More Or Less, And Also Known
As Lot 6 Of Davis, Tomlinson
And Smith Subdivision.
pursuant to the Final Judgement
entered in a case pending in said
Court, the style of which is indi-
Any person or entity claiming an
interest in the surplus, if any, re-
sulting from the foreclosure sale,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens,
must file a claim on same with the
Clerk of Court within 60 days after
the foreclosure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal of said Court this 21st day of
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to provision of certain assis-
tance. Please.contact Shelly Yon
at 674-4545 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this Summons; if
you are hearing impaired or voice
CLERK OF THE
By: Lori Flowers
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
John Howarth Farren
Butler & Hosch, P.A.
3185 S. Coriway Rd., Ste E.
Orlando, Florida 32812
C.R. 12 PROJECT # 058.102
NOTICE TO RECEIVE
The Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners will re-
ceive sealed bids from any quali-
fied person, company or corpora-
tion interested inconstructing the
Plans and specifications can be
obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc.,
324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200.
The bid must conform to Section
.287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.
This is a widening and resurfacing
All bidders shall be FDOT Quali-
fied per Section 2-1 of the FDOT
Standard Specifications for Road
and Bridge Construction, latest
Completion date for this project
will be 150 days from the date
of the Notice tu Proceed present-
ed 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, the bid
number and what the bid is for.
Bids will be received until 5:00
p.m. Eastern Time, on March
3 2009, at the Liberty County
Clerk's Office, Liberty County
Courthouse, Hwy 20, Bristol, Flor-
ida 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.
Cost for Plans and Specifications
will be $ 25.00 per set and is
non-refundable. Checks should
be made payable to PREBLE-
The Board of County Commis-
sioners reserves the right to waive
informalities in any bid, to accept
and/or reject any or all bids, and
to accept the bid that in their judg-
ment will be in the best interest of
If you have any questions, please
call Matt Carpenter at (850) 643-
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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 28, 2009
Minutes from the Dec. 8 Bristol City Council meeting
Official minutes from the
Dec. 8 regular meeting of the
Bristol City Council Meeting as
recorded by the city clerk.
This meeting was called to
order at 6:30 p.m. by Chair-
man Mitch Willis, with Coun-
cil members Meiko Whitfield,
Bobby Reddick, John Fairch-
ild, and Brigham Shuler pres-
ent. Clerk Robin Hatcher,
Mayor, Betty Brantley, and
Attorney David House were
The opening prayer was
offered by Clerk Hatcher fol-
lowed by the Pledge of Al-
legiance led by Vice-Chair
Shuler moved to approve
the previous month's min-
utes, seconded by Reddick,
approved by all.
Shuler moved to approve
the monthly bills for payment,
seconded by Whitfield, all
voted in favor.
Attorney House opened
and read aloud sealed bids
for a 32'x84' Pole Barn which
were receivediuntil 5:00 p.m.
on December 8, 2008. They
were received as follows:
BID FOR MATERIALS
Get Better Built, Inc
Panhandle Lumber & Sup-
Fairchild made a motion to
approve the low bid submit-
ted by Blountstown Truss for
materials only provided that
the Department of Correc-
tions can provide an inmate
work crew to install the Pole
Barn within 60 days, and if
not, to accept the low bid sub-
mitted by Blountstown Truss
including installation. Shuler
seconded this motion. Motion
Stephen Ford approached
the City on behalf of the Lib-
erty County Board of County
Commissioners. He inquired
as to whether the City would
take over replacement of
street signs within the city.
The council unanimously
agreed that this was an ongo-
ing road maintenance func-
tion performed by the county
in accordance with the Lo-
cal Option Gas Tax Interlo-
cal Agreement and that the
county should continue to
maintain them as in the past.
Ford also requested that the
City contribute $5000.00 for
mosquito control for FY 2008-
2009. Ford was informed
that the City would contribute
$2500.00 for mosquito con-
trol as budgeted for FY 2008-
2009, but agreed to consider
increasing that amount to
$5000.00 for FY 2009-2010
if funds are available in the
budget to do so.
Ben Wither's, of Ben With-
er's, Inc. asked to be on the
agenda to object to Contrac-
tor Change Order #1 for the
CDBG Neighborhood Revi-
talization Sewer Connections.
The Change Order repre-
sented a per unit reduction in
the cost of the contract which
Minutes from the Dec.
16 special meeting of
the Bristol City Council
Official minutes from the Dec. 16 special meeting of the
Bristol City Council meeting as recorded by the city clerk.
This special meeting was called to order by Chairman Wil-
lis, with Vice-Chair Meiko Whitfield, Council member John
Fairchild, City Clerk Robin Hatcher, Mayor Betty Brantley, and
Attorney David House present. Council members Bobby Red-
dick and Brigham Shuler were not present.
Chairman Willis offered the opening prayer.
Engineer Philip Jones of Preble-Rish, Inc. discussed the
elevated manhole in Neal Subdivision. After some discussion,
the council chose by general consensus to temporarily leave
the manhole as is.
Whitfield moved to authorize replacement of the waterlines
as part of the Community Traffic Safety Team Sidewalk Proj-
ect extension from Azalea Street to Schmarje Lane or as far
as the project extends, to be included and paid for from project
funding, seconded by Fairchild, approved by all.
Whitfield moved to approve rental of the mini-excavator for
a period of up to 3 months to complete the wastewater phase
II connections, seconded by Fairchild, carried by all.
There being no further business, Fairchild moved to ad-
journ, seconded by Whitfield, all voted in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 6:43 p.m.
Chairman: H. Mitch Willis
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher
was reduced from 35 connec-
tions to 29 connections. With-
er's failed to appear. Shuler
moved to pay Wither's for
the 29 connections that were
made, seconded by Reddick,
carried by all.
Kristen Brown of Preble-
Rish, Inc. informed the coun-
cil that the Community Traffic
Safety Team sidewalk project
bids came in lower than an-
ticipated, thereby allowing
the sidewalk project to be ex-
tended further northward from
Azalea Street to Schmarje
Lane or as far as the funds
will allow, and requested that
the council approve replace-
ment of the old water lines lo-
cated in the area of the side-
walk extension as part of the
sidewalk project to be paid by
project grant funds. She also
informed the Council that the
elevated manhole in Neal
Subdivision is not a warranty
item since it was elevated in
anticipation of the City plac-
ing a top coat of asphalt on
the street following comple-
tion of the sewer project. The
council asked Wahlquist to
meet with the Contractor and
Engineer to discuss options
concerning the manhole as
well as to discuss unsatis-
factory road cut patches on
Michaux Road east of Myers
Ann Street back towards Pea
Ridge Road. Chairman Willis
called a special meeting to be
held on Tuesday, December
16, 2008 at 6:15 p.m. at Vet-
eran's Memorial Civic Center
to discuss these issues and
take action as necessary.
Richard Mims, Mainte-
nance Technician inquired as
to whether the Council would
consider replacing the old
fire hydrants located within
the Community Traffic Safety
Sidewalk Project area with
new break away hydrants.
The council was not in favor
of replacing the hydrants, but
did inquire with the engineer
whether cut-off valves for the
existing hydrants could be
included in the sidewalk proj-
ect while replacing the water-
lines. Brown indicated that
she believed that would be
Shuler moved to adopt
Resolution #2008-07, A
AND PROTESTING ANY
CHANGE IN THE CITY'S
WATER RATE MAKING AU-
BY THE FLORIDA LEGISLA-
TURE IN SECTION 180.191,
FLORIDA STATUTES AND
SPECIFICALLY THE EF-
FORTS OF MIAMI-DADE
COUNTY TO PROHIBIT
MUNICIPAL WATER AND
SEWER UTILITIES FROM
LEVYING A SURCHARGE
ON CONSUMERS OUTSIDE
THE CITY LIMITS UNLESS
AN EQUAL SURCHARGE IS
LEVIED ON CONSUMERS
INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS;
AND FOR OTHER PUR-
POSES. Fairchild seconded
the motion. Motion carried
Attorney House presented
a Policy on Public Participa-
tion at Meetings for consider-
ation by the council. Shuler
moved to adopt the Policy
on Public Participation, sec-
onded by Reddick, all voted
Attorney House informed
the council that Shelene
Grover, Attorney for Liber-
ty County Board of County
Commissioners has con-
tacted him regarding Hester
Drive. She notified him that
the LCBCC is still concerned
with that portion of Hester
Drive that lies within the city
limits and asked that the City
Council take action regarding
whether the City Council will
declare that portion of Hester
Drive that lies within the city
limits a public city road or a
private road, or whether the
city will defer to the county for
declaration of the road. Shuler
made a motion declaring that
the portion of Hester Drive
that lies within the city limits
is a city issue, seconded by
Reddick, carried by all.
Mayor Brantley made a
presentation to the council on
behalf of United Way of the
Clerk Hatcher informed
the council that the Big Bend
Hospice Foundation had sub-
mitted a donation request to
the City of Bristol. Shuler
moved to donate $250.00 to
United Way of the Big Bend
to be a designated gift for
Big Bend Hospice, a UWBB
Agency, seconded by Red-
dick, all voted in favor.
Reddick moved to ap-
prove payroll for December
to be paid on December 24th
which is the last working day
before the Christmas Holi-
day, seconded by Shuler, ap-
proved by all.
The council was informed
that county offices will be
closed on New Year's Day
and the day after (Thursday
& Friday). City employees in-
quired as to whether the City
would follow the county's lead
and close the day after New
Year's even though it is not a
scheduled paid holiday. Red-
dick moved to Close City Hall
on Friday, January-2nd, and
include this as an additional
paid holiday for this year only,
seconded by Fairchild, unani-
Shuler moved to approve a
$100.00 Christmas bonus to
be paid to all employees, sec-
onded by Whitfield, carried
3:2 with Reddick and Fairch-
ild voting naye.
There being no further
business, Shuler moved to
adjourn, seconded by Whit-
field, all voted in favor. Meet-
ing adjourned at 7:39 p.m.
H. Mitch Willis
Robin M. Hatcher
Minutes from the regular
Nov. 10 meeting of the
Bristol City Council
Official minutes from the
Nov. 10 regular meeting of the
Bristol City Council Meeting as
recorded by the city clerk.
This meeting was called
to order at 6:30 p.m. by
Chairman Mitch Willis with
Vice-Chair Meiko Whitfield
and Council members John
Fairchild, Brigham Shuler,
and Bobby Reddick present.
Clerk Robin Hatcher, Mayor
Betty Brantley, and Attorney
David House were also pres-
Hugh Black offered the
opening prayer, followed by
the Pledge of Allegiance led
by Vice-Chair Meiko Whit-
Reddick moved to approve
the previous month's min-
utes, seconded by Fairchild,
carried by all.
Shuler moved to approve
the monthly bills for payment,
seconded by Fairchild, ap-
proved by all.
Chairman Willis turned the
floor over to Clerk Hatcher
for rebuttals, clarifications,
and recommendations to the
council regarding comments
made and issues discussed
in her absence at the Octo-
ber 6, 2008 Regular Council
Meeting, as well as related
events subsequent to the Oc-
tober 6th council meeting.
Attorney House read the
Final Reading of Ordinance
#2008-01, AN ORDINANCE
OF THE CITY OF BRIS-
TOL, FLORIDA, GRANT-
ING TO FLORIDA PUBLIC
UTILITIES COMPANY AN
AND IMPOSING CERTAIN
CONDITIONS AND TERMS
RELATING THERETO; PRE-
SCRIBING PENALTIES FOR
THE VIOLATION OF ITS
PROVISIONS; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY OF PROVISIONS; AND
PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE. Reddick moved to
adopt Ordinance #2008-01,
See BRISTOL MINUTES
continued on page 23
JANUARY 28,2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19
Disease-free Camellia blooms start by picking up fallen flowers
by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County ,
Camellias are beginning
to bloom, providing color in
the landscape when few other
plants are in flower. This is
also the time when the petal
blight fungus awakens from
its dormancy in the soil, and
starts to produce infective
spores that can ruin camellia
Camellia petal blight
can occur anytime flowers
open and weather conditions
are favorable. Disease
development is favored
by frequent rain showers,
high humidity, and mild
temperatures during the bloom
period. The worst infections
occur from mid-January on.
The first symptom is often
darkening of the veins on
the petals. Brown
spots or blotches
soon appear and :,'
spread until the -
turns brown anid
drops. Although i,
cold injury may -
be confused with
petal blight, it
is not difficult
between them. .
With cold injury,
turn brown but remain firm
and leathery. Fungus infected
petals also turn brown but
are watery and soft. When
blight-infected flower petals
are held between the thumb
and forefinger, the tissue has
a slimy feel. Finally, a black
hard mass called the sclerotium
develops at the base of the
flower about 15 days after the
As a courtesy to Property Owners in Lib-
erty County, the Property Appraiser's
Office would like to inform you that the
Automatic Renewal Notices for Home-
stead Exemption and Greenbelt have
been mailed. You DO NOT have to re-
turn the receipt. You will be automatically
If you purchased property in 2008 and
wish to file for homestead exemption or
greenbelt for 2009, it will be necessary
for you to come into the office to apply
before March 1, 2009.
For Homestead Exemption on mobile
homes: Applicants must own the mobile
home and the land to which the mobile
home is permanently attached.
Senior Citizens 65 & Older
The Senior Citizen Additional Homestead
Exemption is NOT automatically re-
newed. An application MUST be signed
each year before March 1. There is a
household income limitation to qualify for
this exemption. Please contact this of-
fice before March 1, 2009.
If you have any questions, or if you have
a problem with transportation, please feel
free to contact the Property Appraiser's
office at 643-2279.
flower has been killed. The
formation of the sclerotium,
which is an accumulation of
hardened fungus, is proof of
Understanding the life cycle
of the blight fungus may help
you apply control measures
effectively. Infected flowers
fall to the ground and lie on top
of-the mulch or are mixed into
it. The fallen flowers decay
and leave the sclerotia in the
soil or mulch. The sclerotia
live through the summer and
fall in a dormant state. Then in
winter and early spring, when
camellias are blooming, the
sclerotia germinate and give
rise to millions of microscopic
spores that are discharged into
the air and may be carried by
the wind for at least a mile.
is no spread
final step in the life cycle is the
production of new sclerotia on
the blighted flower.
No control program yet
devised has been totally
effective on this fungus.
It is crucial therefore, that
preventive measures be taken
to keep it from establishing in
These points should be kept
in mind when considering
petal blight control measures:
*The fungus affects only
the flowers and no other part
of the plant.
*The fungus survives
the summer and fall in the
dormant stage as sclerotia on
*There is no secondary
spread of infection from flower
Register now for master gardener training
by Alex Bolques
Horticulture and Small Farm Agent, Florida A&M
University Extension, Gadsden County Extension
QUINCY and MARIANNA The Gadsden
County and Jackson County Extension Service
in cooperation with Florida A&M University/
CESTA Extension and Outreach Programs and
University of Florida/Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences will offer an 8 day home
horticulture training program. Training dates are
Feb. 18-25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 and April 1,
8 and 15. Participants that successfully complete
the program will have the title of Master Gardener
Training will be conducted jointly between
Jackson County Extension (Feb. 18 March 25)
and Gadsden County Extension (April 1-15).
Transportation from the Gadsden County
Extension office will be provided to the Jackson
County Extension office.
Applications are being accepted through-
Friday,Feb. 13, and can be obtained by contacting
one of the following County Extension telephone
numbers, in Gadsden County 850-875-7255, and
in Jackson County 850-482-9620.
Master Gardeners completing the course
will need to volunteer for 75 hours of service
in their first year after completing the training.
Registration is required. The cost of the training
program is $65 with an optional textbook fee
For more information, please call your local
County Extension Office.
Local Business Update
Prepared By County News, Inc. 2009 All Rights Reserved
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that when they grow up, they will seek proper dental care.
Special approaches are needed in dealing with children's behavior, guiding their dental growth and development in order to avoid
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*Sclerotia may remain
viable in the soil for at least
*Fungus spores can be
carried by air currents at least
*Sanitation is an important
part of petal blight control.
This involves gathering and
destroying all the fallen flowers
to prevent the formation of
Chemicals can be used
when there is a history of
severe infection. Fungicides
are usually targeted to the
ground around and under
the plants in the fall prior to
flowering. Contact your local
Extension Office for current
A physical barrier placed
between the sclerotia and the
flowers can be used instead of
the fungicide ground spray.
Heavy mulch or other barriers
may be used to cover the
ground under the plants in
late December and can be
removed at the end of the
flowering season. The function
of the barrier is to prevent the
fungus spores from reaching
the flowers. This approach is
applicable only where a few
plants are involved and the
only source of fungus spores is
from your own property.
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To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
ITEMS FOR SALE
Pedestal sink, free standing,
2-piece, $50. Call 643-1288.
Three 100 lb. propane tanks,
one almost full, one partially full,
one empty. All three for $125. Call
Wedding gown, size 8, will fit
someone 5 ft. 3 ins. Made of
candlelight white with beading all
over, must see, $500 OBO.. Call
643-4382. 1-28, 2-4
Prom dress, size 18, paid $200,
asking $100. Call 447-4113.
Even Flo Triumph.deluxe con-
vertible car seat, excellent con-
dition, holds infant to toddler 5-40
Ibs. 19-40", paid $160, asking $35.
Call 643-3370. 1-28, 2-4
Lincoln portable welder and
power generator, powered by a
16 hp. Briggs & Stratton engine,
runs good, works good, $500. Call
643-5724 or 643-6585. 1-28,2-4
Powered wheelchair, Jet-3, paid
$4,000 asking $1,750. Call 237-
Basketball goal, adjustable, $50.
Call 447-3877. 1-28,2-4
Two bedspreads, size double,
one light, one dark color, paid $35,
asking $18. Call 674-3264. 1-28,2-4
1,000 gallon honey settling tank,
$500. Call 643-5735. 1-28,2-4
$150 2pc Queen Plushtop
mattress set. New in plastic
w/ warranty. Can deliver.
5 pc 100% Leather Living
room set. New hardwood
foundation w/ lifetime war-
ranty, sacrifice $699. (deliv-
ery avail). 425-8374
Beautiful 7-pc Queen
Solid Wood Bedroom Set
w/ dovetail drawers..Still in
boxes. $2400 value, must
sacrifice $999 222-7783.
$499 Complete Solid Wood
Bedroom Set. Brand new!
Dovetail Drawers. Must
See. Can deliver 545-7112.
Couch, loveseat & chair.
NEW. 100% micro fiber,
stain resistant, List $1999,
Let go for *699, delivery
Simmons Beauty Rest
mattress set BRAND
NEW still in sealed plastic.
Full warranty. List $1599,
will sacrifice $499. Call 222-
Ab lounge, paid $90 asking
Total Gym with attach
endorsed by Chuck Norris
$1,600 will sell for $500. CE
4749 or 228-4750.
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 Jight green
most sizes medium with
small, $10 set. Call 674-86
Prom dress, pink, two-pie
ter top with sequins, size 1i
once, $50. Call 674-5483.
Baby boy clothes, most
born, 0-3 months, Baby
Ralph Lauren and Carters
Brother sewing machine
King size box spring anm
tress, good condition, $50
Little girls bedroom suite
bed, armoir, nightstand, d
and hutch, $250 OBO. Ca
Baker's rack, $70; Queen-size
sofa sleeper, $60; TV, $60; Queen-
size mattress, $40. Call 674-3264.
Toddler bed, real nice, no mat-
tress, $50. Baby bed mattress,
$8. Call 674-3264 1-28, 2-4
Dining room hutch, paid more
than $600, asking $400. Call 379-
Couch, 1 year old, excellent con-
dition, additional side piece with
recliner, $75. Call 643-5622.
Couch & matching love seat,
round dinette with matching chairs.
Call 643-3220. 1-21,1-28
Executive desk, 3' W x 6' L,
dark wood, five drawers, very
sturdy, $75. Call 643-8815, leave
Beer keg cooler or Kegerator,
stainless steel door, digital display,
less than 2 years old, really great
condition, paid $550, asking $350.
Call 674-9127. 1-21,1-28
Microwave, paid $167, asking $60.
Toaster Oven, $35. Queen size
bed with mattress, $40. Call 674-
GE washing machine, approx. 1
year old, 8 cycles, 2 speeds, heavy
duty, super capacity. Kenmore
Dryer, older model, $150 for both.
Call 643-4151. 1-21,1-28
Compaq Presario C-500 laptop,
six months old, needs battery, $65.
Call 643-7479. 1-28, 2-4
some .1996 Lincoln Town Car E
393. tive, all power, all works, nc
1-21,1-28 damage, needs engine, $
Call 574-0026. 1
8, worn TRUCKS
2005 Silverado Z-71 Quad
y new- 61,000 miles, 4WD, cL
Gap, wheels and tires, Hatchie E
3. Call Camo seat covers, KBB
21,1-28 is $14,800 asking $14,000.
. Call 643-6207. 1
1975 Ford F-100 Ranger
$2,000 OBO. Call 674-1655
d mat- 1979 Ford F100, small
OBO. base, chrome wheels, new
1-28,2-4 $1,800. Call 762-8136. 1
e, day- 1991 GMC Jimmy 4x4, 6.2 d
dresser 4 in. lift, aluminum wheels,
ill 447- Radial Swampers, PS, PB
1-28,2-4 auto, AM/FM CD, $5,500
Call 762-9333. 1
2001 Ford Sport Trac, 4 WD, new
tires, excellent condition, $5,500
OBO: Call 559-9638. 1-21,1-28
1991 Ford Bronco II, 5-speed,
dependable, A/C, heat, radio, all
work, good gas mileage, $1,500.
Call 762-9506 or 447-0814.
1997 S10 Blazer LT 2WD, auto,
PS, PB, AC, $2,500 OBO. Call
1988 Ford Bronco 2, 4WD, auto,
excellent condition, $1,500. Call
210-9116. 1-21, 1-28
2002 Honda CR250R dirt
with new parts and extras, $
firm. Call 526-8234 or 693-0
2007 Kawasaki KX85 dirt bike,
lime green color, $1,800. Call
2007 Polaris Ranger, like new,
$8,800. Call 643-6086. 1-28, 2-4
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
TOOLS AND HEAVY
V-Nose, 6x12x6 enclosed cargo
trailer, ramp door, side door, like
new, $2,350. Call 643-6086.
LOST & FOUND
body LOST Dog: approximately two
1,000. months old, black and white pup-
-28,2-4 py, part Pom/Pek and Jack Rus-
sell/Chihuahua, lost in Pine Island
area on Sat. 1/17. Call 674-6940.
I cab, FOUND: Masterlock, weekend
ustom of Jan. 10-11 in Bristol Piggly Wig-
3ottom gly parking lot. Call 643-3007.
Call HOMES & LAND
XLT, 1/2 acre lot on Black Bottom Rd.,
5. 5 miles South of Altha, $12,000.
1-28, 2-4 Call 674-7138. 1-21,1-28
wheel Big lot on Chipola River, located
tires, in Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
010. Free puppies, one of each black,
Firewood for sale
First Saturday of every month
The aulion wil be held Feb.
." 7 at 7 p.m. tOld Coins. Tools. ,.
Colleclibles. candy, food &,:
Misc. ilemsi Free setup lor
Syard sale every Salurday .
Public is invited.
Col JarnrVV W Copelianda l
:,i, 1 '98 Ni' Co'unt, Rd 12
INA - ""*.-.- .
*Two and three
in Altha. Very nice.
*NEW one bedroom
partially furnished. |
Now accepting S
Call 762-9555 ,
- ',, . '". 2 ,-' . ,
*Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
utilities included 2BR/btalh
S and a hall apanment
-. Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
?1 200 trorn t cilIh 3 buildings ,a
and lenced in area .
S Phiole 't43-7 0 '
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JANUARY 28, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21
Week of Jan 25 to Jan 31
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, it's not in your best interest
to lash out right now. So calm any
feelings of aggression and take on
a laid-back demeanor. Things will
work out for the best.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, this week you'll be saying
"no" for all the right reasons. This
is thanks in large part to a long-
needed change in perspective that
works out for the best.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, sometimes you can learn
more by simply watching than
taking part. Whether you're with
a group of friends or at work,
hold your tongue and observe the
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
This week is far from mundane
and you may find your head reel-
ing from all of the excitement,
Cancer. Put off laborious tasks
like paperwork until another time.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Leo, it's alright if you need to
zone out and focus on your prob-
lems this week. When you get
everything in order, then you can
get back to normal once again.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
No matter what you have going
on this week, Virgo, jump in with
both feet. You may be surprised at
how much you enjoy the activity,
and others will find it hard to
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, this week you're in the
right frame of mind for doing a
little shopping. As long as you
have your ducks in a row, go out
and indulge a little bit.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, the thing about you is
that even on your off days you're
able to deliver the goods. That's
what makes you a good person to
have around, whether at work or
as a friend.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Things are going well, Sagit-
tarius, but this week you need to
just shut out the world for some
time and make sense of it all.
Find a quiet place, slip on some
headphones and reflect.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You're facing a big decision, Cap-
ricom. Although you still have
plenty of time, you want to be
sure you've made the right choice.
Leo offers sage advice.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, you need a place you
can call your own for some pri-
vacy, and this week you're having
trouble finding it. Carve out your
little nook no matter what.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
You reach an epiphany this week,
Pisces. Although it may not be the
most comfortable of feelings, at
least you know what to do.
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THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL
To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
brown and white, approximately
one month old, mixed breed. Call
597-6620. 1-28, 2-4
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.
Free: one pot-belly pig. Call
643-1288. 1-28, 2-4
Eight free puppies to good
home, 4 months old, 1/2 Cocker
Spaniel. Call 447-3103, leave
Free: Beautiful colored rooster,
about 2 years old, thinks he's a
dog. Call 762-8657 or 272-1982.
Trucks, vehicles & equipment from North Florida/
South Georgia cities & counties
Area banks & others
Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9 a.m.
North Florida Fairgrounds
Items include: *late model dump trucks *late model
tractors *late model backhoe *(8)bucket trucks & digger
derricks *numerous cars & pickups *(20)Sheriff Crown
Vics (2000-2005) *numerous county cars: late model
Malibus, Impalas, century *Bank repo items include
FULLY RESTORED 1967 Dodge Charger *numerous
lots of saws, tools, plumbing items *much more
PREVIEW: 9 A.M.-4 P.M.
FRIDAY, Jan. 30
Terms: *AII items sell "AS IS" *5% Buyer Premium *cash, cashier
checks or credit cards OK, Other checks with bank letter only *$100
deposit at the time of purchase required on all titled items
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P.O. BOX 7878 JACKSONVILLE, FL 32238 wiw.firstcoastauction.com
Mobile home. Call 674-3264.
Junk cars and trucks, any con-
dition. We pay cash. Call 762-
8459 or 272-1126 cell. UFN
Marlin 22 rifle, model 60, stain-
less steel. Call 447-0047 for more
information. 1-28, 2-4
5 Horse power Mercury out-
board motor, $125 OBO. Call
1979 Glass Stream, 48 Johnson
with trailer, $1,250. Call 674-
2004 Emerald Bay Camper, 27
ft. with slide out, everything works,
$13,900. Call 447-2772. 1-21,1-28
Yard sale, Sat. Jan. 31 at 9 a.m.-
until, in Hosford at the corner of
Roberts and Ferrell Street, beside
old Methodist Church. Selling a
little bit of everything.
Yard Sale, Sat. Jan. 31 at
8 a.m.-until, 13018 NW Hoe-
cake Rd., furniture, clothes, what
knots, misc. household items.
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Florida's Dec. '08
from Kenny Griffin,
Chipola Regional Workforce Board
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for Dec. 2008
is 8.1 pare6nt. This represents
752,000 jfoless out of a labor force
of 9,313,001, The unemployment
rate is 0.p rcentage point higher
than theiW"ised Nov. -rate of 7.4
percent Aliis up 3.6 percentage
points firmB tne Dec. 2007 rate.
The statesiurrent unemployment
rate is 0.;rcentage point higher
than the ltonal unemployment
rate of IAercent.
Each,@the 5 counties that
make upde Chipola Regional
Workfale Board showed
a increM in unemployment.
Liberty CountN had the lowest
unemplo yaient rate for the state
of Florida, with a rate of 5.0
percent followed by Alachua
County 5.2 percent and Leon
County of 5.4 percent.
Florida's total nonagricultural
employment in Dec. 2008 is
7,784,200, representing a job
loss of 255,200, or -3.2 percent
compared to Dec. 2007. This
is slower than the national rate
for Dec. which is -1.9 percent.
The Dec. 2008 rate of job loss
continues the trend of over-the-
year declines that began in Sept.
2007, primarily due to decline in
Dec. '08 Nov. '08 Dec. '07
Earn 50%, Starter Kit
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One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear SI Suite 2,
Blounislown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
Service Worker, Production
Manager, Truck Driver.
Service Chipola Workforce Board UFN
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Emergency Room Department
7 p.m. 7 a.m.
3 on/3 off
High School Diploma or equivalent
Minimum 1 year nursing experience
Benefits include: Free health insurance for employee
only, 401 K, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
20370 NE Burns Avenue
Blountstown, Florida 32424
*Equal Opportunity Employment/Drug Free Workplace
1-21 & 1-28 5
First Baptist Church
is seeking to fill the fill time position of
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.
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BRITO C1~ITY COUNC~s IL [ M~INU TESI LI. I ,mienwpur.edfropaefl8ee
seconded by Whitfield, unani-
Attorney House opened
and read aloud sealed bids
for surplus items as follows:
1988 DODGE VAN:
Billy Hobby .........$110.00
Whitfield moved to ac-
cept the high bid submitted
by McLaughlin for the 1988
Dodge Van, and to accept the
winning high bid submitted for
the mini-trencher to be deter-
mined by a run-off between
the two equally high bids
per a method to be recom-
mended by Attorney House
that will also be agreeable to
both parties involved. Red-
dick seconded the motion, all
voted in favor.
Fairchild approved writ-
ing a letter supporting the
re-opening of a local DCF
(Department of Children and
Families) office in Liberty
County per a request by the
Liberty County Healthcare
Council, seconded by Red-
dick, approved by all.
The council discussed
renewal of CD #529 for
$26,954.31 with an 11/13/08
Rate quotes were received
12 month term
.........3.61 % / 3.68 % APY
6 month term
.........3.01 % / 3.03 %APY
15 month term
....................4.00 % APY
8 month term
.....................3.75 % APY
Shuler moved to renew
with the 6 month CD at
Wakulla Bank yielding 3.03%
APY, stating that he believed
rates would be going up
soon, seconded by Fairchild,
approved 4:1 with Whitfield
Clerk Hatcher presented a
sponsorship form submitted
by the W.R. Tolar 8th Grade
Class requesting a dona-
tion for the 8th Grade parent
sponsored trip to Washington,
D.C. No action was taken at
Shuler approved purchase
of an Ice-O-Matic commercial
ice-maker for $1208.15, sec-
onded by Reddick, carried by
Reddick moved to approve
advertising for bids for a
32'x84' pole barn, seconded
by Fairchild, all voted in fa-
Clerk Hatcher requested
that Fairchild rescind his mo-
tion of October 6, 2008 which
was a motion to set a policy
of two mandatory 15 minute
breaks daily, and a one' hour
lunch break for all employ-
ees, with all employees to be
treated the same.
Clerk Hatcher demonstrat-
ed that it was not always fea-
sible for all employees to get
two fifteen minute breaks and
by making it a mandatory pol-
icy it would subject the city to
possible liability/law suits for
untaken break time that em-
ployees were now entitled to.
Clerk Hatcher recommended
that the policy revert back
to breaks being a privilege
which could be taken so long
as it did not interfere with the
normal operating functions of
the city and so long as they
were not abused.
Fairchild indicated that he
was not willing to rescind this
Mayor Brantley and Shuler
agreed to get landscaping
ideas from the cooperative
extension agency and begin
the new landscaping of the
grounds at City Hall utilizing
inmate labor from the Liberty
County Jail per the general
consensus of the council.
There being no further
business, Reddick'-moved to
adjourn, seconded by Fairch-
ild, all voted in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 9:19
H. Mitch Willis
Robin M. Hatcher
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Chipola College's 2009
slated for Jan. 21-31
Senior Queen/King Candidates and 8th grade Princess/Prince Candidates pictured, left to
right: 1st row: 8th graders; Corey Barton, Aerial Folsom, Madelyn Lytle, Chelsea Murphy,
Justin Waldroff, Ryan Wood, 2nd row: Seniors; Caite Bruner, Courtney Chamberlain, Kayla
Yon, Hannah Waldorff, Carrie Tucker, 3rd row: Seniors; Josh Edenfield, Jake Edenfield, Ethan
Byler, Caleb Willis and Tony Golden.
Altha School homecoming
events set Feb. 2
by Elizabeth Reagan
To kick-off Homecoming
week, Altha Student Council
will be holding its annual Altha
. Alumni Basketball Game in the
Altha Gym on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.
The Student Council is also
having a Boston Butt/Pork Steak
Supper that night. Come get a
plate of delicious pork, potato
salad, baked beans, break and
drink. Cost is $6 a plate. Last
year we had a big turnout, and
we are hoping for a bigger one
Monday, Feb. 2, Homecoming
Coronation and Talent Show in
the gym at 6:30 p.m., admission
will be $3. Wildcats will take
on Bethlehem in Altha Feb. 4,
FCA Black Light Pep Rally
followed by a bonfire at 6 p.m.
Feb. 5, A.H.S. Womanless
Beauty Pageant will start at 2
p.m., and at 6 p.m. the Wildcats
will take on Poplar Springs in the
On Friday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m.
the parade will start-followed
by the Battle of the Bands and
Wildcat Roar Pep Rally. The
boys Varsity and JV will play
Calendar of events
Thursday, Jan. 29-- Boys
Basketball at Bethlehem,
Friday, Jan. 30 -- Alumni
Basketball Game and Dinner,
Saturday, Jan. 31 -- Girls
Weightlifting at Godby, 11
Monday, Feb. 2 --
Girls Basketball District
Tournament, Coronation and
Talent Show, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3 -- Boys
Basketball vs Bethlehem,
Thursday, Feb. 5 -- Boys
Basketball vs Poplar Springs,
Friday, Feb. 6 -- Boys
Basketball vs Liberty County,
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Liberty County at 5 and 6:30
p.m. The Court Presentation will
take place during the halftime
of the J.V. game. Following the
game is the homecoming dance.
It is over at 11 p.m. Come out
and support the Wildcats and
celebrate Homecoming 2009!
Homecoming Attendants: (front row) 1st grade flower girl and
crown bearer Kelsie Edenfield and Trayce King; (from left)
Juniors Cessna Folsom and Ethan Ellis, Sophomores Olivia
Edenfield and Ashton Baggett; Freshmen Kristen Majeske and
Kenny Johnson; 7th grade, Morgan Lewis and Brett Bozeman;
6th grade, Mary Sewell and Brendan Dew.
College will celebrate
Homecoming 2009, beginning
Jan. 21 with a host of events
games on Jan. 31.
This year's theme is "Building
on Tradition" as the Indians host
the Northwest Florida State
College (formerly Okaloosa
Candidates for Mr. Chipola
and Homecoming Queen will
be introduced at 10 a.m. on
Wednesday, Jan. 21 in the Arts
Center. Voting for the candidates
will take place at the on Jan. 21
and Jan. 22. Chipola's 2009
Homecoming Queen and Mr.
Chipola will be crowned at
halftime of the men's basketball
game on Jan. 31.
Student Activities for the week-
VWednesday, Jan. 28: Tacky
. VThursday, Jan. 29: Favorite
College Day and
/vFriday, Jan. 30: Chipola
Blue & Gold Day.
A building decoration contest
between the Chipola clubs begins
Monday, Jan.26 and will be
judged on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at
The Homecoming Talent Show
is Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m.,
in the Arts Center. Currently
enrolled students or groups are
invited to perform with a four
minute time limit. Cash prizes
will be awarded for solos, group
and band categories. Performers
must register in StudentActivities
Office, Q-120/121 in the Health
Sciences by Jan. 26.
Homecoming Night, Saturday,
Jan. 31, begins with the Lady
Indians game against Northwest
Florida at 5:30 p.m. An Alumni
Reception hosted by Chipola
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President Dr. Gene Prough and
his wife Priscilla, begins at 6
p.m. All alumni and friends are
invited to attend the reception
in the Chipola Appreciation
Club Room. The Indians take on
the Raiders in the men's game
at 7:30 p.m. Chipola's 2009
Homecoming Queen and Mr.
Chipola will be crowned during
halftime of the men's game.
For more information on
Homecoming events, call the
SGA office at 718-2308 or 718-
set for Jan. 30
Brothers will play the Chipola
College "Old School" dance, a
benefit for the Chipola Honors
Program on Friday, Jan. 30.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and
guests can dance the night away
or just reminisce with some great
Ivey, Richard Ivey and Wilson
Ivey-have made up the core
of the group since the mid-60's.
Wilson's son, Chase Ivey, joined
the group in 2004.
The band first performed at a
high school dance in 1965, and
quickly progressed to college
dances at Chipola, FSU, UWF
Dance tickets are $10 and
may be purchased from any
Honors student or by phoning
Smith or Ivey at 526-2761. Tax-
deductible gifts for the Honors
Endowment may be mailed to
the Chipola College Foundation
at 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna,
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