Group Title: Calhoun-Liberty Journal (Bristol, Fla.).
Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Alternate Title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Calhoun-Liberty Journal
Publisher: Liberty Journal, Inc.
Liberty Journal
Place of Publication: Bristol, Fla
Publication Date: March 4, 2009
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
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Volume ID: VID00141
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S2 12/29/2009


" Volume 29, Number 9 Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2009

Ty and McKenzie
McKenzie Tanner of Altha is
shown with Ty Pennington of
ABC's "Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition," after appearing
as an extra when an episode of
the show was filmed last month
in Tallahassee. For more, see
page 5.


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Stacks of unsold posts are shown at Alvin Williams' mill-in Liberty County, next to a mountain of wood
waste that could be used at a proposed biofuel plant. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO

Plan to put biofuel site on Hwy. 12 N would boost post mill's
business while making use of wastewater from treatment plant

Commission signs letter of support for

businessman seeking stimulus money

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
At the end of a recent special meeting
lasting nearly two hours, the Liberty
County Commission agreed to sign a
letter of support for local businessman
Jimmy Hatcher, who is seeking federal-
stimulus funding to build a biofuel plant
north of Bristol.
"We're not asking for a permit. We're
asking for a letter of support so we can
go out there and apply for some of this
stimulus money," Hatcher said at the
Feb. 19 meeting.
Hatcher and his son, Sam, bought
the chip mill in Hosford several years
ago and have been pursuing methods to
produce biofuels. Liberty County is the

ideal region for such a project, they say,
because of its established logging industry
which produces a ready supply of wood
chips and wood waste. Those materials
can be used to generate electricity as well
as biodiesel, which is what they hope to
do at a site north of Bristol.
"Since the Stimulus Bill was signed
into law, there seems to be $800 million
allocated to alternative energy," Hatcher
said, "We're here so we can show
Washington that we've got the support in
this county for a biofuels refinery," Hatcher
said. "That money will help produce jobs
and tax revenue to pay for some of the
services we need in the county."
Hatcher wants to establish the plant on

land he owns on Dempsey Barron Road,
about a mile from Liberty Correctional
Institution. "There are tremendous
opportunities for a small plant there,"
he said. "We have about 4,000 acres
available on Hwy. 12 North. We've
got most of the infrastructure in but
no rail." Some of the funding he's
requesting would pay for a five or six
mile extension of the railway.
He said he would also use stimulus
money to build a refinery plant, purchase
equipment and buy green logs.
The proposed venture would use
treated wastewater from the nearby

See STIMULUS on page 12

Approximately 1,300 City of Blountstown customers left in the dark for 1 1/2 hrs.

Man charged with DUI after crash that shuts down power

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An intoxicated man who hit a utility pole and caused
a one-and-a-half hour power outage in the city of
Blountstown Friday night was charged with DUI and
property damage.
When asked if he had consumed any alcohol that
evening, Michael Campbell, 36, of Pace, told a trooper,
"Yeah, I'm drinking my troubles away."
Campbell's 1994 Ford Crown Victoria snapped a utility
pole at Angle Street and Hwy. 71 and then overturned,
coming to rest on the roof, according to FHP Trooper
Dallas Jones. The impact-took out one utility line which
Jones said, "Shut down all of Blountstown."
After the crash, the driver climbed out the back door
on the passenger's side. Noting that Campbell was not
injured in the 9:05 p.m. accident, Jones said he "had to

be wearing his seatbelt."
Campbell was disoriented and upset. "He said he was
coming from Ponce de Leon and going to Pace, which is
no where near Blountstown," said Jones.
Due to the power outage, there was a delay in getting
a breath alcohol reading on the driver. When they were
finally able to use the Intoxilyzer, "he blew more than
twice the legal limit," according to the trooper.
"There's not a worse pole he could have hit," said
Blountstown City Manager James Woods, explaining that
the crash "separated us from our backup line." He said
that had the car hit a pole off the main line, it probably
would have only affected a neighborhood, but Friday's
mishap left 1,300 customers without power.
"He destroyed one pole and in doing so, we had to
take that pole out and leave the wiring freestanding," said

Woods. After removing the damaged pole, "we energized
the system from our feed and the power came back up."
. Then they spotted another problem. "About 1,000 feet
or so down the line, we saw an arc in front of Amerigas,
and found a jumper wire was broke and dangling, causing
a short," he said. The burning wire was removed and
Woods said there was a quick response to the outage.
City Council member Janie Boyd answered phone
calls from worried residents at the Blountstown Police
Department as officers took up positions at the traffic
lights. Troopers, deputies and volunteer firefighters helped
control traffic. Jerry Lewis from Florida Public Utilities
assisted the Blountstown City Electric Crew as they
worked at the crash site.
The power was restored by 10:30 p.m.

1111 II Sheriffs Log...2' Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...8 Farmer's Almanac...9
17 10 8 Birthdays..10 School news..14 & 15 Outdoors...16 Obituaries..18 & 22 Gardening...19 Classifieds...20 & 21



Bristol man charged with felony DUI after running cars off road

A was arrested
for felony DUI after concerned
citizens reported him driving
recklessly-and running vehicles
off Hwy. 71 as he headed into
Blountstown Sunday.
The Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office got a report of a green Ford
pickup that was running people
off State Road 20 near Pizza Hut
before the driver drove into the
parking lot of nearby West End
Liquors around 6:18 p.m.
Deputies arrived to find the
vehicle pulling out from the,
liquor store and traveling onto
11 th' Street toward Blountstown
Rehab. The southbound truck
was traveling in the-northbound.

lane. The driver, later identified
as Clyde Hudson Harsey, 38,then
made a sudden turn into the
parking lot of TNT Collision
When a police officer saw
Harsey run a stop sign, he turned
on his patrol lights to pull him
over but the driver continued
eastbound on South Street at a
slow speed.
When the officer activated
his siren, Harsey stopped in the
middle of the road.
While exiting the truck, Harsey
started driving eastbound on
South Street and pulled into the
parking lot at Blountstown Small


compiled by

Instead of coming to a stop,
Harsey's truck kept rolling until
Deputy Eddie Dalton caught up
with it, reached inside and put it
in park.
When Harsey stepped out
of the vehicle, officers noted
the. strong odor of an alcoholic

beverage and saw that the driver
had to hold on to the side of his
truck to remain on his feet.
Harsey overlooked his driver's
license three times before he was
able to remove it from his wallet
and hand it over to the deputy.
Harsey refused to take a.
roadside sobriety test and was
then taken into custody.
Harsey's two passengers,
identified as Charles D. Jacobs,
40, and Issac V. Kent, 48, were
also arrested. Jacobs was wanted.
on an outstanding warrant for
a parole violation. Kent was
charged with resisting arrest

without violence after he refused
to comply with officers and
pushed one away as he attempted
to get a cigarette from the truck.
During a search of the vehicle,
three yellow pills, later identified
as Xanax, were found stashed in a
cigarette pack on the dash.
Harsey's breath alcohol test
the' legal limit. He was charged
with felony DUI, possession of
a controlled substance (Xanax).
It was also found that there were
several warrants for his arrest
from Liberty County on forgery

Driver charged with possession of

methamphetamine, resisting arrest

A Georgia man who was pulled
over in Altha after a deputy's
radar showed him to be traveling
53 mph in a 35, mph zone was
arrested when a tinfoil packet
of methamphetamine was found
in his pocket, according to a
report from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Department.
Charged in the Feb. 24 traffic
stop was Joseph Allison Curles.
When Deputy Eddie Dalton
stopped Curles, who was.

southbound on Hwy. 71 just
before noon Feb. 24, he noticed
the driver appeared extremely
nervous. When asked if he had
any illegal drugs on his person,
Curles replied, "I don't think
The deputy asked Curles to
step out of the vehicle as K-9
officer Gina was deployed. The
dog walked around the vehicle
and gave a positive passive alert
for the odor of narcotics at the

Man admits driving '90 to 95' mph

and having drinks prior to crash
A 25-year-old Panama City Beach man was charged with DUI
after his 1998 BMW ran off Hwy. 274 and overturned several times
before it slammed into a utility pole, just east of Porter Grade Road
on Saturday.
After the 12:50 p.m. crash, Richard Hanneman told FHP Sgt.
Lonnie Baker that he had been traveling between 90 and 95 mph
when he lost control of the car.
Hanneman was eastbound when he went onto the shoulder of the
road, rolled over and struck a utility pole, cutting it in half. His car got
tangled in the fallen lines. The impact "cut off the power completely"
and a small brush fire was started, according to the trooper.
The car, which landed right-side-up, lost all but one of its wheels.
"There was not a spot without a dent on it," Baker commented about
the totaled BMW.
The driver apparently did not suffer any serious injury and declined
medical assistance at the scene.
Hanneman, who was traveling with a cooler full of beer, admitted
he had been drinking. He said he was on his way to see a buddy ride
at a nearby motor cross track.
Hanneman was also' charged with driving while license suspended
or revoked. During a search of his driving record, the trooper found
that Hanneman had accumulated 18 speeding tickets in the past three

driver's door.
During a search of Curles,
the deputy found a piece of tin
foil in his right watch pocket.
Before the deputy could remove
it, Curles pushed his hand away
and then pushed Dalton in the
chest, almost causing him to lose
his balance. Dalton then grabbed
Curles hands to keep him from
destroying the evidence.
The deputy then told Curles
he was under arrest for battery
on a law enforcement officer
and ordered him to put his hands
behind his back. Curles refused
repeated orders to comply and
finally jerked away from the
deputy and began walking to
his car.
Dalton then advised he would
use his taser if Curles did not
cooperate. Curles then put his
hands on his head and turned
around, but as the deputy placed
one handcuff on his right hand,
Curles snatched his left hand
The officer then put Curles
on the ground and secured the
When he retrieved, the tin
foil, the deputy looked inside
and found a clear plastic bag
that held a white powdery
substance that tested positive for
Curles was taken into
custody for possession of
methamphetamine, possession of
drug paraphernalia and resisting
arrest without violence.

3905 W Hwy 90

in Marianna

Business (850) 526-5254
Residence (850) 762-3679
Toll Free: 1-888-740-8222

-Clayton Beugnot, VOCP, VOSP, CCSO.
Feb. 24
*Matthew Scott Grinslade, possession drug para-
phernalia, possession less than 20 grams marijuana,
*James Mansell, failure to appear (7 times), CCSO.
*Debra Cook, warrants for larceny (35 counts, under
$300 each), forgery (35 counts), uttering forged instru-
ment (35 counts), CCSO.
*Del James Betit, driving while license suspended or
revoked, BPD.
Feb. 25
*Joseph Allison Curles, possession of methamphet-
amine, possession of drug'paraphernalia, resisting arrest
without violence, CCSO.
*Marcus Ricardo Gatlin, non-support, BPD.
*Eliseo Solis Almeida, no valid driver's license,
*Ventura Brown, felony battery, child neglect, CCSO.
*Lonnie Lynn, writ of attachment, CCSO.
Feb. 26
*Gerald Mitchell Williams, VOP (Bay Co.) non-support,
- *Jermaine Fedd, possession less than 20 grams, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia, CCSO.
Feb. 27
*Michael Campbell, DUI, property damage, FHP.
Feb. 28
*Richard Hanneman, DUI, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, FHP.
*Arcenio Lopez, no valid driver's license, BPD.
*Juan Martinez, no valid driver's license, BPD.
March 1
*Charles Dewayne Jacobs, non-suppoit, CCSO.
*Issac Van Kent, disorderly intoxication, CCSO.
*Clyde Hudson Harsey, petty theft (4 times), DUI
(felony), possession of a controlled substance, CCSO.
*Paul Johan Jones, driving while license suspended,
or revoked, BPD.
Feb. 23
*Roxanne Nicklin, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Pedro Ortunb, warrant for sexual battery, LCSO.
*William Givens, VOP (state), LCSO.
Feb. 24
*Debra Cook, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Susan Manning, holding for CCSO (for court),
*Albert Schwendeman, VOP (county), CCSO.
Feb. 25
*Dallas Rodesha Hogans, domestic battery, LCSO.
*Douglas McLean, holding for court, LCSO.
Listings includnamefollowedbychargeandidentificationofarrestingagency. Thenamesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Blountstown Police Dept. f,
Feb. 23 through Mar. 01, 2009
Citations issued:
Accidents............ 03 Traffic Citations...................17
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......81
Business alarms.....04 Residential alarms..........00
.Com plaints.......................................................... 171


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visit from EMS
to climb aboard the ambulance and learn
about the different equipment EMS uses to
help save people's lives. The scouts used the
opportunity to ask the EMTs questions about
what it takes to become a member of EMS.
Pack 137 was grateful they had a chance to
talk to these real life heroes.

Liberty County teen totals vehicle

after swerving to avoid deer in road

A Liberty County High School
senior escaped injury after a
rollover ,that totaled his 2003
Toyota Tundra Friday night.
John Summers, 17, was
heading home on County Road
333 around 9:55 p.m when he
came up on .two deer standing
in the roadway and attempted
to go around them. "I. swerved,
lost control and hit the trees,"
he said.
The truck rolled over once and

struck two big trees. Summers
said he was left hanging by his
seat belt when the vehicle came
to rest on its roof. "When it came
to a halt, I couldn't get out of the
vehicle," he said. He struggled
to click open his seat belt, all the
while honking his horn in hopes
of summoning help.
Residents nearby heard the

crash and came to his aid within
five minutes.
He was taken to the emergency
room at Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital with cuts to his head and
a sore chest. He was treated and
released. He said he had no broken
bones. His airbag did not deploy.
As his vehicle was going out of
control, Summers said he feared
he might not survive the crash.
Later, he said, "I was definitely
very lucky." ,

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A Calhoun County man and
his young passenger received
minor injuries after their vehicle
was struck in mid-turn by another
car attempting to pass them last

Both vehicles were southbound
on State Road 71 around 7:35
p.m. on Feb. 24.
Russell Baggett, 41, of Altha,

had slowed down to make a
left turn onto Flatwoods Road
when his 1998 Jeep was hit by
a 2003 Dodge four-door, driven
by Danielle N. Parramore, 23,
of Bristol. The right front of
Parramore's car struck the left
side of the Jeep.
Parramore then drove onto the
east shoulder and hit a utility pole.
The car then rotated clockwise
before coming to rest on the side
of the road.
Baggett drove onto the
west shoulder of the road after
impact. Riding with him was one
passenger, identified as 11-year-
old Breanna Walker of Altha,
Both received minor injuries
and were taken to the emergency
room at Calhoun-Liberty
Parramore was transported to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
with minor injuries. Her passenger,
31-year-old Kelyn D. Parramore
of Bristol, was not hurt.
The impact with the utility
pole caused a power outage
lasting several hours.
Damages were estimated at
$3,500 for the car and $2,000 for
the Jeep.
The accident was investigated
by FHP Trooper L.F. Battle.

Cub Scouts get
Calhoun County Emergency Medical Services
visited Cub Scout Pack 137's weekly den
meeting to talk to the scouts about safety and
explain their role in responding to emergencies.
EMTs Mike Weathers and Blue Hudson brought
one of Calhoun County's ambulances to show
to the boys. The scouts had the opportunity





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



Farmer's market

in Blountstown

this Saturday
Blountstown Main Street is proud to
sponsor the downtown farmers market
featuring fresh produce. home baked
items, handmade crafts, and original
artwork, along with live entertainment.
The Rjer Valley Marketplace is open
the first Saturday of e er. month from ,
8 a.m to noon in the greenspace next to
Wakulla Bank. Upcoming market dates are
Mar. 7 and April 4
The marketplace was a big hit \\hen it
opened last fall There ha\e been a \wide
variety of booths, but the crowds are
asking for more fresh produce. If\ ou are a
farmer or ha\e a garden and would like to
make some e\tra dollars, bring .oiur goods 4
to the Ri\er Valle\ Marketplace
Vendor spaces are completely FREE.
but there are some requirements
'Absolutel\ no flea markets or \ard
*The \endor is responsible for all their
set up items such as tables, tents, etc.
There is no electricity. If you use a tent. it
must be w white or beige so we can create a
cohesive look.
*Produce must be vendor grown and
*Please set up a nice presentation at your
booth. There are limited spaces available
for truck tailgate vegetablee sales.
If ,ou would like to be a %endor, you
must register in advance. Again, there
is no fee, but you must apply. Also,
Main Street is seeking carriage rides, as
well as entertainers to perform Contact
Kelli at 899-0500 or via email at kellii'

Home schoolers

must schedule

FCAT testing
Home schooled students \ ho need
to take the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT) need to contact
the guidance counselor of their home
school as soon as possible to be included
in the testing.
Testing will be administered March 10- i
15. Students must make prior arrangements
:n order to be tested.

Veterans Buddy

Poppy program
Veterans of Foreign \\ars. Apalachee
ValleN Post 120 10, Bristol. % ill be
conducting its Buddy Poppi Program
beginning through March 12. Please give
all \ou can to this most worth\ cause.
The Budd\ Poppy program donations
can only be used to assist need\ veterans A
and their dependents, assists in maintaining
State and National rehabilitation and
ser% ice programs for Veterans. -

I The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is.
published each-Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL
POSTMASTER: Send address corrections
to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.

- Mossy Pond VFD. 7 p.m., Fire House


SAlMarrliw & inCr Clcsrer 0 12p.m.. American
Legion Hall
TODAY'S MEETINGS in Blounisrown
* Autism Support Group, 6 p.m W.T. Neal Civic Center

*Ki.arinI Swinit'rniin
& '.lilc l s olll-'l"
6 12p m., 4merican Legion Hall
in Blountstown



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MEETINGS "hf5(-. luhs .
* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m.. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Altha Boy Scouts. 5-30 p.m. Altha Volunteer Fire Department
* AA, 6 p.m. Altha Community Center
* Boy Scouts Troop 206, 6.30 p m., First Baptist Church. Bristol
* B-Town Lions Club. 6 p.m., Apalachee Restaurani
* City of Bristol, 6:30 p.m., Bristol City Hall

..EDA ,,MARCH...

MEETINGS i 'Mlh'l lt',ilil iist
* Calhoun Co. School Board, 5 p m, Calhoun Courthouse
* Altha Town Council, 6 p m.. Town Hall
Blountstown City Council, 6 p m. Town Hall
* AA, 6-30 p m.. Liberty Co. Courthouse iwesi side entrance)
- Boy Scout Troop 206, 7 p m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
- Bristol Lions Club. 7-30 p.m.. Apalachee Restaurant
* Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in B-town
* Bristol Vol. Fire Dept.. 7 30 p rn., Bristol Ciry Hall
* Liberty Co. School Board. 7:30 p.m., Administration Office, Hwy 12 S.

Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 .
TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 ,
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Altha High School Cli tne Dav is i
8 a.m.-2 p.m. TODAY'S MEETINGS fav% t
* Rotary Club. noon Calhoun-Liberty Hosplial Gd
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1.30 p m., Shelion Park Library
* Boy Scouts Troop 200, 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol
* AA, 7,p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail

S Scott & Cena -In7dL, Mabile
S*AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun Co. Courthouse
* Brownie Troop 158. 6:30 p.m., Tolar Scho:ol Bristol Liberty
* Red Oak VFD. 6 p m, Fire House High School
D N g dI Ridno VFn 7'r, m Fir House 8 a m -2 n m

Blood Mobile

schedule for

March 4-12
Please give blood at our center at 2503
Commercial Park Drive in Marianna on
NIonda\ -Frida\ from 9 a m.-6 p.m.. if
unable to donate on the mobile unit.
Scheduled times for the Blood Mllobile:
Wednesday. March 4: Altha High
School, 8 a in -2 p.m. Center Open 9
a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday. March 5: Libert\ High
School. S a.m.-2 p.m., Center Open 1
a.m -6 p m
Friday, March 6- Uni'ersitr of FL.
North FL. Marianna 9-11:30 a.m.., Center
Open 1) a m -6 p.m.
Thursday. March 12: WalMart.
Mlanatnna in a.m.-3 p.m. Center Open '1
a.m.-n p m

Davis to speak

about W.T. Neal

Pete Da\ is. with the W.T Neal
Scholarship program %\ill beat Blountstown
Htigh School to speak to all seniors on
Tuesday March 17 at I p.m.
He %ill also be at the W\.T. Neal
C'i ic Center that afternoon from 1:30-5
p.m. to answer an\ questions regarding
scholarships you might have.
Parents are invited to attend either of
these meetings
For more information contact the
Bloiintsto\nr High School at 674-5"724.

Boston Butt cook off

contestants needed

for March 21 contest
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement w ill
be having their 2nd annual Boston Butt
Cook Off Saturda. March 21 and we are
looking for contestants
Do \,ou know ho\ to grill? Know
someone that likes to grill' if ,ou or if
\ou kno\, someone that would d like to be
a contestant in ou Boston Burt Cook Off
please gi\e us a call at .%50i-674-27 '
I'1 place prize $100.
S2"' place prize S5i5 and
*'3" place prize $.25
\\hen .oun \ l n \o can lea e with
bragging rights
For more information contact the
Settlement at ._ti5-6"4-21777

That's how many copies of
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
were distributed last week. ensuring
plenty of coverage for your community
announcements and great response
for our business advertisers'

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


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McKenzie Tanner of Altha enjoys experience as extra for

'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' filmed in Tallahassee

McKenzie Tanner of Alt
recently had the opportunity
be on a hit t.v. show when s
appeared as an extra on AB(
"Extreme Makeover: Hoi
Edition" last month.
McKenzie, who is 13 yea
old, is listed as a model w
Marsha Doll Models and Pror
Girl. She received an em
notification from Marsha a



:ha the Promo Team
to that "Extreme
she Makeover:
C's Home Edition"
me would be filming
at a park in the
ars Northeast section
ith of Tallahassee in
mo February. The
ail show needed
nd families to
come play on
the playground
and be in the
behind Ty
Pennington and
the rest of the
crew for Day
Six of the shoot.
Following the
set completion,
and her family
enjoyed posing
for pictures with
Ty Pennington
and the crew.

McKenzie returned on Day
Seven for the filming of "the
reveal" of the home built for
the George and Barbara Kadzis
family, which includes their
son Chris and six special needs
. children adopted from China.
McKenzie was excited to share
the final day of filming with her
.best friend, Chelsea Murphy,
also of Altha.
McKenzie began her
modeling career at the early age
Sofnine when she auditioned for a
-television commercial for a local
State of Florida Representative.
She went on to win first place
in the Miss Altha Pageant.
She was later introduced
to Marsha Doll following a
fashion show featuring models
from her agency.


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grader at Altha School, is set
to walk the runway March 21 j
at The Moon in Tallahassee "
for Fashion Inc., according
to her mother Sarah Mills
Eagleston, who also serves as
her manager.
Myddelton Parker Builders -
of Tallahassee constructed
the new home which will be'
featured when the episode airs
on April 26 on ABC.

New business start-ups are now

endangered in Calhoun, Liberty

New business start-ups are
endangered in Calhoun and
Liberty counties. The state project
that assists counties to develop
business may not be funded in
The Rural Economic
Development Catalyst Project,
which was established in 2004,
works to draw new industries to
rural areas of critical concern to
the state. Future funding for the
project will be determined by
the Florida Legislature, which
convened March 3.
The Catalyst grants help
support infrastructure "or with
whatever is needed to help get
business into the area," said
Stuart W. Doyle, director of
communications for Enterprise
Florida Inc. EFI is a public-private
organization that administers the
Catalyst Project.
EFI works with county
governments and local
development organizations. They
help businesses find sites and
offer breaks on taxes and fees.
Funding comes from the state.
Liberty and Calhoun counties
are eligible for several EFI Zone

vice of the Division of Journalism at
Florida A&M University in Tallahas-
see. Student journalists cover the
Florida Legislature for 20 non-daily
newspapers in 14 North Florida
Program incentives.
These incentives include
the Jobs Tax Credit for Rural
Enterprise Zones, Property Tax
Credit, Sales Tax Exemption for
Electrical Energy and the Business
Materials Sales Tax Refund.
The cost of business
development is shared by the
counties, said Dan Wyrick,
Calhoun County commissioner.

The Northwest Florida rural
counties convene to apply for
state funding, and the counties
will shoulder any costs of bringing
industry to the region.
"If there are any costs to come
from the Catalyst Project, the
(Northwest Florida) counties will
assist in helping to pay for them,"
Wyrick said.
Since 2004, Calhoun and
Liberty counties have steadily
received Catalyst funding for
Calhoun County Industrial Park
and the Fuqua Properties.
Economic development in
Calhoun and Liberty counties
is a "priority," said Rep. Coley,
R-Marianna. "It's the only way
to recharge our economy. I'm
hopeful that we will continue to
receive funding, but right now,
it's too early to tell."
Coley said areas of county
budgets involving public services
and facilities will be reduced.
"Although we have to reduce
some areas of the budget, we can't
just cut out the area of economic
development," Coley said. "That's
the only way Florida's economy
will come back strong."

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America's ears, it was time for the Republican re-
sponse. Luckily, they had just the man for the job ...
[on screen: the beginning of Bobby Jindal's speech,
during which he says 'Good evening, and happy
Mardi Gras']. ... Jindal's task was not an easy one.
You see, with Barack Obama making a compelling
case for an active federal government, Jindal had
to tell America why he thought that was a lousy idea
[on screen: Jindal bringing up Hurricane Katrina
as a reason not to trust .more government involve-
ment]. What other lessons did Katrina teach you?
[on screen: Jindal going after money allocated for
use in volcano monitoring]. So, your other lesson
from Katrina is, what good could possibly come
from monitoring for potential natural disasters?
Who cares about lava? It's like a levee overtopping
-- it'll never happen! JON STEWART
George W. Bush is doing pretty well for a retiree.
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Governor Crist is a pragmatist

I don't know Governor Crist on a
personal basis, but I like him. I like
him for what he is doing for the peo-
ple of Florida. I like the manner in
which he handles the issues. His prag-
matic approach to problem solving is
reassuring to me. But most important,
Governor Crist recognizes his respon-
sibility to the people .of Florida, and
in my opinion, he is doing the best he
can for all of us.


Jerry Cox is a'
officerand writer
'background in
foreign policy iss
Okaloosa County

People say we are living in a democracy. True to some
extent, but we are actually living in a democratic Repub-
lic in which-we collectively elect people to represent -us
in the larger daily issues that affect all of us. We elected
a good man in Governor Crist.
There are some southern governors that are threaten-
ing to not take stimulus funds. They are doing this for
political purposes. They are appealing to their right-wing
conservative base in anticipation of their next election.
In my view, for a governor to put his political ideolo-
gies and values ahead of the well being of the people
he represents, the people who elected him to represent
them, is shirking his responsibilities for personal gain.
A selfish act.
My most basic responsibility when I was a military
commander was the welfare of the men and women un-
der my command. It did not matter what my personal
views were about anything or any situation. Their well
being took first priority.
Successful military commanders are imbued with a
sense of honesty, integrity and acceptance of responsi-
bility. Governors and other politicians who hold sway
over our lives should also possess those same attributes.
But many do not and a perfect example is the Repub-
lican governors that are refusing to take stimulus monies
that will provide unemployment payments for the men
and women in their states.
When I was wearing the uniform had I acted in such a
manner that was detrimental to the welfare of the troops,
my commander would have removed me from command
in a heartbeat. If I had committed some act prejudicial
to the welfare of the troops, I would have been charged
under the provisions of the Uniform Code of Military
Justice and brought to trial.
The military isn't a democracy. The military services

are authoritarian and commanders at
Small levels are intolerant of aniy act that
threatens the orderly conduct of military
RNE R operations.
retired military It would be nice if politicians were
with an extensive held to the same standard of conduct
domestic and to which military personnel are held,
ues. He lives in but they are not. Just because some-
y one achieves a high office in the civil-
ian chain of command does not mean
that they have choirboy attributes. They
didn't achieve political recognition without selling their
soul to the Devil, That's politics.
But having painted a- grim picture of politicians, I
think that Governor Crist is an exception. I do think that
he would be a good military commander. The current
Florida budget crisis has given the Governor many op-
portunities to treat the people of Florida in a less than
commendable manner. But he has risen above the fray
and his words and actions indicate that he is attempting
to preserve as much of the needed goods and services as
he can.
Governor Crist will put the stimulus funds to good
use in the best interest of the people of Florida. Some in
the Florida Republican Party have jeered the Governor
for welcoming President Obama to Florida and for the
Governor's plan to accept stimulus funds.
But the Governor can count. He knows that there are
shortfalls in the state budget and recognizes that stimu-
lus funds can be used to bolster the state budget.
One of the Republican talking points is that if the state
takes stimulus money, the spending of that money will
create a continuing budget requirement, and OH MY
GOD, we will have to RAISE TAXES.
That comment is so stupid that it doesn't deserve a
response, but I will. Example: unemployment payments.
These payments are normally paid for 26 weeks, but
under the stimulus-bill, they have been extended to ap-
proximately one year. At the end of the year, if a person
does not have a job, the payments stop. There is no re-
quirement for a state to increase taxes in this case, as
Governor Jinidal of Louisiana claims.
Governor Crist has taken a pragmatic, measured ap-
proach to solving Florida's budget deficits. The state leg-
islature should take note.

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Wild game

supper set

for March 7
The Lake Mystic Baptist
Church Men's Brotherhood will
be having its annual wild game
supper on Saturday, March 7 at
The guest speaker will be Mike
Beasley, Director of South Ball
Academy in Tallahassee. He has
had 12 years college coaching
experience and 15 years youth
baseball instruction. He is a
hunter and fisherman as well.
Please come and enjoy his talk
and the great food.
The church is located on Hwy.
12 South and the phone number
is 643-2351. All men are invited
to come.

Relay for Life
The Bristol Church of God's
Relay For Life Team, also known
as "The Holy Rollers" hosted a
very successful Chicken Pileau
and Bake Sale on Friday, Feb. 27.
It is such a pleasure to volunteer
in a community that supports
each other as ours does.
The team" would like to
personally thank Preble-Rish
Inc., Doobie and Danny Hayes,
Jason Singletary, The Sheriff's
Office, and The Piggly Wiggly.
Without the support of these
great companies and individuals
our fundraiser would not have
been so successful. We are more
than pleased to announce that we
raised $2339 for the American
Cancer Society.
Please know that your money
and support are benefiting cancer
patients, cancer research, and
all people who have been and
are affected by such an awful
disease. We are proud of our
team and proud to live in this

The family of Harvey Detweiler
wish to offer our sincere thanks
and appreciation to all of our
friends for the many expressions
of kindness and sympathy given
during the passing of our loved
one, Harvey Detweiler. A special
thanks to Covenant Hospice and
to Rivertown Community Church
for helping us through this time
of loss and grieving.
Thank you,
The Detweiler Family
Merrill & Marie Detweiler and family;
Elaine & Jeny Anders and family;
Mary Jane & Stanley Shirk and family;
Sharon & David Yoder and family;
Ruth Ann & Doyle Eberly and family
and Carolyn & Danny Brock and

News Word of Truth
from the to hold Deaf

Pews Appreciation

.Day March 14
The Word of Truth Church
Cornith Pastor would like to extend a special


Day March 8
.The Corinth Baptist Church of
Hosford will be celebrating their
Pastor Appreciation Day Service
on Sunday, March 8 honoring
their pastor, Brother Michael
The worship service will begin
at 10:30 a.m. with a covered dish
luncheon immediately following
the service.
Everyone is welcome. For
more information contact Lynda
Peddie at 379-8427.

invitation to the deaf in and
around our community to join us
for an evening of food, fun and
The Deaf Appreciation Day
will be Saturday, March 14 from
3-6 p.m. (CT) at the Word of
Truth Church located at 19397
SW South Street behindd City
Tire look for the balloons) in
To RSVP or to get more
information contact 674-4605 or
emailus atwww.wordoftruthupc@

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Bristol Church of God's Relay For Life Team, also known as
"The Holy Rollers."

Flag Football


Boys and Girls
Ages 4-18

March 7 will be SKILL DAY.
Teams will be selected
and the players will get to
meet their coach.
This will be the final
day to sign up.

Location: old football field behind
Liberty County High School.
Time: Starting at 10 a.m..
A donation of $35 will help cover the cost of t-
shirts, trophies & banquet. A limited amount of
scholarships are available for those who may
For more information,
please call 643-5400 i-,
Monday through -1
Thursday from ,14. ,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. E.T. .. -- .- ?

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A nautical book refers to a ship
being "neaped. By the context, I
assume this means the ship went
aground. Any idea where this
comes from? -W E., Dunn, N.C.
A boat that is neaped has gone
aground on a mild tide, and needs
a spring tide or stormy waters
to float it off. Being neaped
means that the boat is only barely
aground, as opposed to being
hard aground where even a very
high tide or rough waters might
not be enough to set it free. The
expression comes from neap
tides, which are the moderate
tides of everyday occurrence.
Neap tides occur when the Earth,
Moon, and Sun are in quadrature.
In other words, instead of being
lined up in a straight line, as at
syzygy, they are more nearly at
right angles. The true quadrature
happens at regular intervals,
about twice a month, at first
quarter and last quarter Moons,
but neap tides occur for several
days around those dates. Take
a look at the tides on the right-
hand calendar pages of The Old
Farmer's Almanac, and you'll

notice that the high tides are
considerably higher around the
full Moon and new Moon, and
relatively lower .at first and last
At syzygy, also about twice
a month at the new Moon and
full Moon, the Sun and Moon are
lined up with the Earth and the
tidal range is increased. These
are the times of the spring tides,
named not for the season of
spring, but from the German word
"springen" (to leap up). Spring
tides bring unusually high tides
but also lower-than-usual low
water. During these tides, a boat
might go aground in areas where,
normally, it might otherwise
still have enough clearance
to scrape by. The worst-case

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scenario, of course, would be to
go aground during the peak high
of an unusually high spring tide.
In that case, you're going to need
to winch yourself free or gain
assistance, because the following
tides are only going to leave you
even more aground than you were
before. We haven't heard the
expression, but we'd wager that
then, instead of being "neaped,"
you'd be "sprung."
Why are members of the Society
of Friends called Quakers? -G:.
W, Northport, N.Y.
The Society of.Fi'iends had
its origins in England, where
a preacher named George Fox
(guided by what he called "Inner
Light" and committed to a
"priesthood of believers") began

to put together the basic tenets
of the religion in about 1647. In
1650, Fox wrote in his journal:
"Justice Gervase Bennett first
called us Quakers because we
bid him tremble at the word of
God." Originally, worship was
conducted largely in meditative
silence, unless a member was
moved, spiritually, to speak; later,
hymns and readings were added,
to the regular worship services.
In 1681, another Englishman
and Friend, William Penn,
received from King Charles II (in
payment of a 16,000-pound debt
owed to Penn's father) a tract of
land in America that became the
"holy experiment" of a Society of -
Friends colony in Pennsylvania.
After Charles II named it and

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of its days, and has also been called
"boisterous month," for the winds.
In Greece, the first three days of
March, the middle three, and the
last three are times to avoid water.
Legend has it that evil fairies work
their magic through the element of
water during these times. If you must
use water, immerse an iron horse-
shoe in it first. to ward off the evil.

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until tender. Slowly add the milk, cream, and
lobster meat. Heat but do not boil.
Remove the stew from the'heat
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MAR. 6, FRIDAY -- Ember Day.
Comedian Lou Costello born, 1906.
Clarence Birdseye's first frozen food
appeared in grocery stores in Spring-
field, Massachusetts, 1930.
MAR. 7, SATURDAY -- St. Per-
petua. Ember Day. Moon at perigee.
Brilliant nationwide aurora borealis,
1918. There are no miracles to the
man who does not believe in them.
MAR. 8, SUNDAY -- Sunday of
Orthodoxy. Daylighi Savings Time
begins at 2:00 A.M Saturn at op-
position. Everett Horton patented a
fishing rod with telescoping metal
tubes, 1887.

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established it as a place where
religious and political freedom
could flourish, he effectively
stood back (in England) to see
what would happen.
Some of the basic principles of
the Society of Friends included a
renunciation ofwar and violence of
any kind, the abolition of slavery,
prison reform, temperance, and
improved education.
Who was St. Chad? -W C.,
Ladysmith, Wis.
St. Chad, whose feast day
is March 2, marking the day
of his death, was the bishop in
Litchfield, England, from A.D.
669-672. After he was canonized,
he was known primarily as the
patron saint of medicinal springs,
and believe it or not, his waters
were repiuted to heal those with
sore eyes! The water in the well
at Litchfield was reputed to be
unusually pure, 'and St. Chad
was fond of standing in it naked
and praying. Evidently, there was
another well on the east side of
Litchfield that also had restorative
waters, but that one was known
for its laxative powers.
St. Chad also lived during
a period of great political
divisiveness. It was marked
primarily by a religious split
between the forces of Christianity
and the pagan beliefs of the
Anglo-Saxons, as well as by a
battle between the Roman Church
and the Celts over their respective
versions of Christianity.
In England today, pilgrimages
are still made to the church at
Litchfield and to St. Chad's well.
Some churches also continue the
tradition of collecting "Chad-
pennies" at Whitsunday, special
offerings to help pay for the
restoration of buildings owned
by the church.

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1 medium onion,
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
I cup cooked lobster
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2 tablespoons cooking
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Cason celebrated his first
birthday on Nov. 10. He is the
son of Randi and Chase Peddie
of Hosford. His grandparents
include Monroe and Katrina.
Peddie of Hosford,John and Teri
Hays of Deland and Hilda and
Charles Pippin of Tallahassee.
Great-grandparents include
Darlene and the late Malone
Peddie of Hosford, the late
Joe and -Cletta Mae Chason
and the late Richard and
Judy Gilkerson. Cason loves
playing outside and running
everywhere he goes. He also
loves to talk and tell stories in
his own language. He loves
his 'BooBear' and Papa's

Brandon celebrated his
eleventh birthday on March 3.
He is the son of Thomas and
Regina Sparks of Sumatra.
Brandon loves to go hunting,
fishing and riding 4-wheelers.

Shelby celebrated her eighth
birthday on March 2. She is
the daughter of Thomas and
Regina Sparks of Sumatra.
Shelby enjoys playing with
friends, Barbies, drawing and
writing stories.


Destiny celebrated her ninth
birthday on March 1. She is
the daughter of Leroy and Julie
Ivory-Williams of Blountstown.
Her grandparents include
the late Ed and Jaunita Ivory
of Blountstown and the late
Rhodie and Piney Williams
of Georgia. Destiny enjoys
riding her 4-wheeler and is
an active member of Forever
Blessed Ministries Praise
team. Destiny will continue
to celebrate her birthday on a
Bahamas cruise. She is also
an honor student at BMS.

Kyers celebrated her first
birthday with a Mexican
Fiesta on Jan. 24. She is
the daughter of Zach and
Leslie Lawson of Hosford.
Her first-time grandparents
are Glenn and Gyll Moore-of
Hosford and Paul and Janice
Lawson of Crestview. Her
great-grandparents are Tookie
Gentry of Bristol and Elizabeth
Lawson of Crestview. Kyers
loves to play pattie-cake, peek-
a-boo, go on wagon rides with
Peach and go shopping with

Aleisha will celebrate her eighth
birthday on March 5. She is
the daughter of Sabrina Tapp
and Marshall Tapp;, both of
Blountstown. Hergrandparents
include Charles and Bonita
Grantham of Blountstown,Tim
and Tammy Tapp of Ft. Walton -.
Beach and Donna Manning of
Altha. Her great-grandparents
include Charles and Dorothy
Grantham of Blountstown,
Faye Jerkins of Bristol and the
late James Jerkins. Aleisha
enjoys playing her Wii game
and aggravating her big sister V
Alexis. .

Patricia Capps of Calhoun Co.

graduates from basic training
Air Force Airman Patricia
M. Capps has graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of
training, the airman studied 4
the Air Force mission,
organization, core values,
and military customs and
courtesies; performed drill
and ceremony marches, and
received physical training, rifle
marksnranship, field training
exercises, and special training
in human relations.
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate in
applied science degree relating through the Community College of
the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Dawn Capps of N.W. Rudolph Rackley
Road, Altha.
The airman is a 2007 graduate of Calhoun County Adult School,

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March activities announced for Liberty County Senior Citizens

The following activities' are
scheduled during the month
of March for Liberty County
Senior Citizens.
Thursday, March 5-
Shopping at the Marianna Wal-
Mart and lunch.
Thursday, March 12-
Shopping at the Piggly Wiggly
and lunch before returning
Monday, March 16 The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
Board of Directors will meet
at 7 p.m. at the Allie Ferrel

Roberts Senior Citizens Center
in Hosford., The public is
welcome to attend.
Tuesday,March 17-(10 a.m.
until 12 noon) A Liberty County
Senior Citizens representative
will be at the Hosford Senior
Center to discuss services
provided for seniors. Call at
643-5690 if you would like to
meet.with the'representative.
Call Liberty Transit no later
than 3 p.m. Friday, March 13 if
you need transportation to the

Tuesday, March 17-A
representative of the Tallahassee
Epilepsy Foundation will be at
the Hosford Senior Center at
11:00 a.m. The representative
will provide information about
epilepsy. Call Jeannette at
643-5690 for information. Call
Liberty Transit at 643-2524
no later than 3 p.m. Thursday,
March 12 for transportation to
the center.
Tuesday, March 17-(11
a.m.) A representative from
Legal Services of North Florida

will be at the Bristol Senior
Center and available to discuss
legal issues with anyone who
would like to meet with her. If
you need a ride, call Liberty
Transit at 643-2524 no later
than 3 p.m. Friday, March 13
to arrange transportation. Call
Jeannette at 643-5690 if you
would like to schedule a time
with the representative.
Thursday, March 19-To
the Marianna Wal-Mart for
shopping and lunch before

returning home. Call Liberty
Transit at 643-2524 no later than
3 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, to
reserve your transit ride.
Thursday, March 19-The
Liberty County Senior Citizens
Advisory Council will meet
at 1 at the Bristol Senior
Thursday, March 26-
Shopping at the Piggly Wiggly
and lunch before returning
home. Call Liberty Transit no
later than 3 p.m. Monday, March
23 if you need transportation.

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A series of what appear to be deliberately-set blazes have kept firefighters
busy the past few days in Liberty County. Bristol Fire Chief Dale Hobby said
someone set several small fires at Florida River on Saturday. Firefighters
were called out around midday Monday to a blaze on Neal Timber Company
land at County Road 333. A series of five smaller fires turned into one big one
later that same afternoon (shown above) and burned 80 acres along State
Road 12 South. Fire crews have also worked a couple of smaller fires, one
the result of a trash burn that got out of control on Monday and other, a grass
fire started, by a spark from a welder at Green Acres Trailer Park. Anyone with
information about who could have set the fires is urged to contact Hobby at
228-9555 or notify the Liberty County Sheriff's Office. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO

City of Bristol waste treatment plant and provide power for a neighboring pole
Alvin Williams of Liberty Post and Barn told the board the plant would make
a big difference for his business through a mutually beneficial agreement: "I'll
swap Mr. Hatcher fuel wood for steam," he explained.
"We produce 25 to 30 tons of waste material a day. We cannot get rid of it,"
Williams said. He said to truck it out to other sites is expensive and would result
in burning even more fuel through transportation. "If this plant goes in, we'll use
zero diesel and have zero pollution" while making use of his wood waste.
"At this point, I need to put in a drying system for my posts," Williams said.
Customers today demand dried posts that he can't supply. But with Hatcher's
plant next door, they could pipe in steam and create a drying room, making their
product more saleable. At the same time, the post mill's wood waste can be sent
by conveyor belt or blown over to the biofuel plant.
"Normally, I have about ten employees," Williams said. Now, he's got just
six and said, "I'm running to keep them working so they can buy their groceries,
pay their light bills and taxes." He said if something doesn't change soon, he
may have to close down. But with access to steam to dry his posts, "We could
increase production."
Hatcher said the plant could one day produce enough electricity and liquid
fuel to serve the county. "When Hurricane Katrina came through, I ran a chip
mill. There was a time when my loggers couldn't go to the woods because there
wasn't fuel," he said. "When Ike came through, gas prices went up overnight
and there were lines at gas stations. A hurricane can put us on ofir knees." In
the event of an unforeseen disaster, "Liberty County would be sitting here self-
sufficient," he said.
But commissioners were cautious about giving their support, but agreed to
provide the letter.
Wanda Musgrove, who reminded the board that there were 30 years of
ordinances limiting what could come into the county, urged them to wait and
learn more about the process Hatcher planned to use. "There is no in-depth study,"
she said. "All we have is Mr. Hatcher's word. I think you should get more detail
before you make a decision."
She warned the board, "You can't play with the environment. Not and win."
She added, "If I wanted industry, I would have stayed in South Florida."
Bruce Ballister of the Apalachee Regional Planning Council pointed out that
this was a project that demands quick action. "Right now, Mr. Hatcher has a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It's very seldom that the federal government is this
generous," he said. "The very first step in his process is to get a letter of support
from this commission. It is not binding. It says thatryou support his application
for what is essentially 'free money."'
He said there would be plenty of opportunity for their input in the future,
reminding them, "This is just a tremendous one-shot deal."

Adopt-A-Room Program has been a great help to the hospital

I've spoken often of our
Adopt-A-Room program in past
articles. Let me give you a very
positive update on this wonderful
A few areas were renovated.
before I arrived and started
working here at Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital. Once the local
Association regained control of
its hospital, the Senior Citizens
Association, the Blountstown
United Methodist Church, and
the River Town Community
Church made donations to help
renovate two inpatient rooms
and the Emergency Room. Also,
the Blountstown Rotary donated
$10,000 to help purchase the CT
So, when I arrived, there was
excellent precedent to formally.
begin the Adopt-A-Room
program that was very successful
at previous hospitals, including
my last one in the Air Force.
Since then, I've been very
humbled and appreciative of the
response to this-avenue of getting
rooms and areas the
hospital, especially when we have
had few resources to do so. That
response has been outstanding!
For example, Wakulla. Bank

adopted and upgraded our
lobby. Ms Ruth Attaway added
some funding to this from the
wonderful donations she helped
generate, including from Preble
Rish Engineering and the Gulf
Asphalt Company.
The lobby is very nice now,
with fresh paint, paintings, new
furniture, and beautiful curtains
and window treatments. The big
screen TV has helped also as an
ever increasing stream of patients
wait for various tests or friends
and families visit inpatients.
The new registration area was
completed with funds from Mr.
Elbert Shelton. It's very nice with
improved privacy now for our
patients as they register for tests.
The dining hall was adopted
by the Rotary Club. It was really
spruced up and they also purchased
new tables and chairs. They've
been extremely supportive of the
hospital as you can see!
The Chamber of Commerce
Board adopted and created a
new Chapel for us. It's a very
nice, quite and serene area with
some beautiful photos by Elam
Stolfus. There is a prayer bench,
a cross, and of course, a Bible.
Very nice, comfortable chairs



by Ron Gilliard,
CLH Administrator

were donated by Danny Ryals. It's
always available for use by our
patients, their families, and our
staff, including our physicians.
It's used a lot!
Inpatient rooms are being
renovated as we speak. The
Gregory Family from Bristol
decorated one in a beautiful
beach design. Vicki and Harold
Montford recently completed one
that's so nice, others are modeling
their plans after it. Several other
rooms will be done soon by others,
including Mrs. Hazel Montford
and the Smith family. All of these
were adopted in memory of loved
ones of these families.
Covenant Hospice will soon
begin work on the patient room
they've adopted. We have a
great relationship with this great
organization. They do wonderful
The Emergency Room is

being expanded and renovated,
again, using funds donated by Mr.
Shelton and others.
Next to be renovated is our
nursing station. The Dupont
Foundation will make this possible
through a kind and generous
donation, again as a result of Ms.
Ruth's great efforts. This will
help both the appearance and the
efficiency of this key- area of the
Upgrades have not been limited
to the inside of the hospital.
Keep Calhoun County Beautiful,
planted beautiful flower gardens
in our front yard. I can't wait until
Spring when the roses begin to
bloom again.
The Blountstown Mainstreet
organization that is doing so
many good things throughout our
community adopted and installed
beautiful and functional patios
on either side of our entrances.
With flower gardens, stones, bird
feeders, fountains, and benches,
they really added a nice touch to
the front of the hospital.-
Ms. Doris Traylor was
instrumental in both of these
outside projects. We offer our
congratulations to her on Citizen
of the Year. Well deserved!

The latest area adopted is the
Emergency Room physician's
lounge. Southland Emergency
Medical Services, Inc., the
.company that staffs our ER,
adopted it and will begin
renovating it soon. They are an
excellent group of physicians and
this action demonstrates their
commitment and dedication to
this hospital and community.
There are till a few inpatient
rooms left to be adopted. Several
other families and organizations
have indicated interest in
"adopting" and I feel certain we'll
have more wonderful upgrades
done soon.
We also hope to upgrade
some larger areas such as the
laboratory, radiology, including
the mammography room and
some administrative areas as
well. So if you're looking for a
good, worthwhile community
project, or perhaps wish to honor
or remember a loved one, you
should consider our Adopt-A-
Room program!
If you have any questions on
this program, or on anything
about the hospital, give me a call
at 674-5411, ext 206.


Cracker Jack Award
Recognized for his behind-the-scenes
work, Harry Hagan received the
Cracker Jack Award. Though his
efforts, the community has a greenway
trail through Blountstown, which is
now an integral part of the community.
He has worked in many capacities to
pursue opportunities for the county.

Pastor Geraldine Sheard, shown with Chamber President Mary McKenzie (right)
and Chamber Director Kristy Halley Speers, was honored as Volunteer of the
Year. "She is truly a lifelong volunteer for Calhoun County, and tonight we want
to recognize her for her tireless work from after school programs, to building
churches, to visiting the sick and elderly. Through her church, she established
a clothes closet and a food pantry. She works with high school students to
secure financial assistance for college. The list goes on and on...," McKenzie
told the group before the presentation, adding, "Pastor Geraldine Sheard is
truly a special lady." JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS

Citizen of the Year
Doris Traylor was introduced as "A
woman who never seems to stop,"
before being named Citizen of
the Year. She has been an active
force in many community projects,
taking on a variety of tasks to help
accomplish many goals through the.
years, working with the Chamber,
Keep Calhoun County Beautiful,
Main Street and her church.

Community members honored at

62nd annual




Guest speaker
Al Wenstrand
of Florida's

Two hundred guests attended Thursday's
annual Calhoun Chamber of Commerce
membership meeting at the W.T. Neal Civic
Center, where they enjoyed a meal catered
by Wisteria Cafe. The event was emceed by
Kenny Griffin of the Workforce
Development Board.

Others honored that evening included board
members Tony Shoemake, Martha Settlemire
and Tim Adams. Outgoing Chamber of
Commerce President Mary 0. McKenzie
received a plaque commemorating her
service. The Bobby Clark/President's Award
went to Kenny Griffin, recognizing his efforts
going above and beyond for the Chamber.

ABOVE: Doris Traylor presents Vicki Montford of Wakulla Bank with the
Grow & Glow Award, recognizing civic beautification. LEFT: The Visionary
Award was given to Barbara Wilson. RIGHT: Calhoun County Teacher
of the Year Link Barber was recognized for his accomplishment.


Mathematics Olympics
BHS competed in the Wallace
Mathematics Olympics last
Friday, Feb. 27. This competition
was held at Wallace College
in Dothan Alabama and we
are pleased to announce that
sophomore Harlea Perdue won
first place in the Geometry
event. In addition, freshman
Travis Pittman placed fifth in the
Geometry event and freshman
Caitlyn Stewart placed fifth in the
Algebra I event. Congratulations
to these students!
Sports News
by Junicia Baker
Baseball season is here again
and Coach Home has his goals set
along with assistant coach Coach
Granger. Coach Home plans to
establish some young players for
the future. The baseball team
this year consists of 15 players: 2
seniors, 3 juniors, 4 sophomores,
and 6 freshmen. Coach Home
would like to say "We are very
young and inexperienced but I
feel like we are making great
strides and getting better." Coach-
Home also mentioned an All
Alumni Game set for Friday
April 10th. Anyone interested
in participating, contact Coach
Home at BHS 674-5724.
Track is up and running now
with Coach Davis. He plans to
take as many student athletes to
state as possible. So far the track
team consists of 25 members.
Coach Davis reports, "I'm excited
to be coaching a good group of
athletes that work hard and have
their ambitions set on being the
best." We here at BHS would
like to wish good luck to the up
and coming track team.
BHS Whips the FCAT
by Ashlea Hester
The infamous FCAT will be
arriving to BHS next Tuesday.
The students have been preparing
to conquer the FCAT by attending
after school reading and math
workshops held by the math


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and reading departments. In
order to pump up and motivate
the underclassmen, seniors are
putting on an action packed
FCAT. pep rally with the theme
"Whip the FCAT." Students
who show learning gains with
this year's FCAT will be eligible
for awesome prizes ranging
from Wal-Mart gift cards to a
flat screen TV! If juniors put
forth 100% effort on the FCAT
Science test, they will be allowed

to go off campus for lunch (with
parent permission) the last three
,weeks of school! Students and
teachers have worked hard all
year preparing for this test. We are
expecting a wonderful outcome!
MDA Fundraiser at BHS
by Kimberley Taylor
The Blountstown High School
SGA is raising money for Jerry's
Kids Muscular Dystrophy
Association. They are selling
green shamrocks for $1 and

Pictured: SGA members, Kristen Peacock and Hira Farooqi.

2009 Yearbook Orders
The deadline for ordering your
copy of the 2009 "A Year Like
No Other" Wildcat yearbook
is fast approaching. Ordering
by March .31 is the only way to
assure that you will have a copy
of this school year's memories.
The price is $40. You may send
your order with your student or
come by the media center to place
your order.
Senior News
A senior ad in the yearbook is a
Permanent way to tell your senior
how proud you are of him or her.
There are a limited number of ad
pages the yearbook.
Contact us if you are interested.
Payment. is due by March 31. If
you have any questions, please
call the media center at 762-3448
or email waldorff

Gold Shamrocks for $5. SGA
recently sponsored a bake sale at
school and raised $60 towards the
MDA fundraiser. The deadline
for buying shamrocks is March
17. They hope to reach the goal
of $500. This fundraiser is one
of the several big events that
SGA incorporates in their busy
calendar and they are determined
to meet their goal.
Senior Class of '09
The Blountstown High
School senior class is selling
chicken dinners to raise funds for
graduation. Plates are $6 each
and include leg quarters, potato
.salad, green beans, bread and
cake. Free delivery is offered
for orders of at least five plates at
one location. Pick-up'location is.
the comer lot of Highway 20 and
Highway 71. Available times are
from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. Pre-orders
are due by March 4,2009. School
.Phone: 674-5724. School Fax:

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Winners of the Wallace Math and Computer Competition
On Friday, Feb. 27, sponsors LeAnna Hall & Sandra Batson
took students to the annual Wallace Tri-State Competition.
Pictured sitting: Josh Edenfield-4th place Computer Literacy &
6th place Microcomputer Applications and Tyler Hamilton-2nd
place Computer Literacy. Standing: Terrance Shanks-7th place
Algebra I, Dylan Hinson-1st place Computer Literacy & 2nd
place Microcomputer Applications and Caitlyn Bruner-2nd place
Comprehensive Mathematics. Not pictured is Tyler McClellan who
placed 5th in Algebra I.




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Wildcats sting Cottondale Hornets 10-1

by Jim McIntosh
FEB. 24
Altha's Corey Barton put
the junior varsity Wildcats' first
run on the board against the
Wewahitchka Gators in the top
of the second inning. After he
walked two wild pitches and a
pitcher's balk allowed him to
cross the dish.
However, the Gators tied it the
bottom of that inning.
Altha (0-2) scored their final
2 runs in the third inning. Justin
Waldroff and Porter Smith led
off with singles. Kyler Dew
and Corey Barton followed suit
with singles of their own, plating
Waldroff and Smith.
Wewa put up 5 runs in the
bottom of the frame to secure a
6-3 win.
The varsity Wildcats (0-3)
were shutout 10-0 in 5 innings.
Singles by Tyler Huff and
Jacob Warner were Altha's.only
hits of the game.
Although Malone took a 1-0
first inning lead, the junior varsity
Wildcats exploded for 7 second
inning runs. Brendan Dew led
off the inning by reaching on
a throwing error by the Tigers'
shortstop. Dew advanced to
second base on a wild pitch. Zach
Morris found himself on first base
after being hit by a pitch. Jae
Fielder, Jacob O'Bryan and Kent
Rogers all drew walks. O'Bryan
and Rogers were credited with
RBIs as Brendan and Morris
scored as a result of their walks.
Justin Waldroff drew a two-out
walk that allowed Fielder to touch
home plate. Porter Smth followed
by roping a double over the head
of the Tigers' centerfielder that
allowed O'Bryan, Rogers and
Waldroff to roll up a 6-1 score.
Malone picked a run in their
half of the second inning to make
it a 6-2 ballgame.
Altha (0-3) would pick up that
run in the top of the third inning.
Brendan Dew led off by singling
through the left side and he stole
second base. With two outs Jacob
O'Bryan singled to centerfield
that brought Brendan home and
gave the Wildcats a 7-2 lead.
However, that lead was short-
lived as Malone posted 9 runs in
their frame of the third inning to
defeat Altha, 11-7.-9
For the second straight game
the Altha varsity Wildcats were
shutout only by a different
opponent, the Malone Tigers,
The only two Wildcats (0-4)
who had hits was Tyler Huff
and Jake Edenfield. Huff had a
single and stolen base to lead off
the game. Edenfield ripped his
double to right centerfield in the
fifth inning.

FEB. 27
The Hornets scored a run in
the top of the third but the junior
varsity Wildcats took a 2-1 lead
in the top of the fourth inning.
Aaron Young was issued a leadoff
walk then he stole second base.
Brendan Dew reached on an
infield single to the left side.
Hunter Chason's one out walk
loaded the bases. With two outs
Jesse Hall was hit by a pitch and
that allowed Young to score.
Jacob O'Bryan's single through
the right side allowed Brendan
to cross home plate.
Altha (0-3-1) would scratch
out another run in the fifth inning.
Aaron Young reached on a one
out walk. With two outs Brendan
Dew singled through the right
side to score Young and to put the
Wildcats on top, 3-1.
But Cottondale scored 2 runs
in the bottom of the fifth inning.
With two outs and runners on
second and third the Hornets were
poised to win the game. However,
Altha's leftfielder Brendan Dew
made a great running catch on a
dying quail to preserve a 3-3 tie.
With his arm and bat senior
Ethan Byler led the varsity
Wildcats to there first win in
their district opener against the
Cottondale Hornets, 10-1.
Pitching his first complete
game, Byler kept the Hornets off
balance throughout the contest.
Byler struck out. 14 of the 26
batters he faced, allowed only 3
hits, he surrendered only 3 walks,
and he was credited with the
Hornets' lone run.
Byler was equally impressive
with his bat. He launched 2
homeruns and a bases loaded
walk gave him 5 RBIs on the
The Wildcats started rolling
in the first inning. Leadoff
batter Tyler Huff drew a walk
after working the count full.
Jake Edenfield reached on a
fielding error by the right fielder.
Ethan Byler took a 0-1 pitch and
launched a 3-run rocket over the
left centerfield fence and over the
softball field's backstop. It was
an estimated 400-foot bomb.
Altha's Brett Floyd led off the
second inning with his first hit
of the season a single through
the right side. Next, Tyler Huff
executed a sacrifice bunt to move
Floyd to second base. Then
Jake Edenfield reached on an
infield single to. the left side
and Floyd moved to third base.
Cottondale's catcher's fielding
error allowed Floyd to score to
give the Wildcats a 4-0 lead.
Continuing their bombardment
in the third inning, Altha posted
5 more runs. Jeremy O'Bryan
was issued a leadoff walk. He
advanced to second base on a


from Richie Smith
The Liberty County Recreation
Department, in conjunction with
the Liberty County Bulldog
baseball team, would like to
invite interested participants



being held

'til March 9
from Richie Smith
The Liberty County Recreation
Department would like to remind
everyone that youth league
baseball, softball, and T-ball
registration is still being held.
Registration forms are 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. Registration
will end Monday, March 9.
For further information please
.call the Recreation Department at

out on March 14 at 8:30 a.m. to
participate in the "Diamonds in
the Rough Day of Baseball".
This all day event will be at
the Liberty County High baseball
field and is open to boys age 13-
16. The young men will learn
a more advanced approach to
the game and will receive hands
on and personal training from
former college and professional
baseball players. At least 2 years
of baseball experience is required.
Registration prior to the event
is preferred. Lunch will be
*Please note every participant
*Also in the event of cold
weather, participants must have
long sleeves.
Areas Covered:
For further information on
registration please call Richie
Smith at (850)643-2175.

passed ball and, courtesy of a
wild pitch, O'Bryan took third.
Anthony Young plated O'Bryan
with his two-out groundout to
the third baseman. Both Brett
Floyd and Tyler Huff walked.
Then Jake Edenfield reached on
his second consecutive infield
single. Ethan Byler drew a
bases-loaded walk that allowed
Floyd to cross home plate. Next,
Corey Johnson's towering infield
fly was misplayed by the Hornets
second baseman. Because Huff
and Edenfield were already in
motion, they scored easily on
the play.
Cottondale scored their only
run in the third inning.
The Wildcats made it a 9-1
ballgame in the fifth inning. Tyler
Huff drew a leadoff walk and
reached second base on a wild
pitch. With one out Ethan Byler
walked. Then Corey Johnson's
single to left field plated Huff.
Ethan Byler posted Altha's
tenth run when he turned around
a 2-1 pitch and jacked it over the
centerfield fence.
Other than Byler there
were four other Wildcats who
contributed to Altha's 8 hits.
Brett Floyd had a hit in his only
official at bat and he scored twice.
Jake Edenfield went 2 for 5,
scored 2 runs and stole 2 bases.
Corey Johnson was 2 for 5 and
racked up 3 RBIs. Jacob Warner
was 1 for 5 in the game.
Not only did Altha have their
best night offensively of this
young season, they did work
defensively committing only one
error while Cottondale made 6
The Wildcats look to continue
their winning ways this week.
The junior varsity hosted
Blountstown on Monday and
the varsity traveled to Bozeman
yesterday. (Check out the game
details in next week's issue).
Tomorrow (Thursday) the junior
varsity will be playing at Grand
Ridge in a 3:30 p.m. (CT) game.
Friday the Sneads Pirates come
for a 4 p.m. (CT) JV game. At
5:30 p.m. (CT) the Altha School
faculty will have a chili cook-
off at the Hardball Cafe that the
public is invited to attend. Chili,
chili pies, and hot dogs will be
served during the district match
up between Sneads and Altha,
which is slated for a 6 p.m.
(CT) start. The Wildcats wrap
up their week against Franklin
County in a tournament hosted
by Liberty County High School
in Bristol. At press time the time
of this game was not known. For
game time information, you may
contactAltha School at 762-3121
or go to Altha's website, www., and click on
"other school info" for the game
time on the schedule.

Hosford 8th grade class

plan Car wash for March 7
With spring just around the comer what better time to give
your car or truck a good spring cleaning? The Hosford 8th grade
students will be sponsoring a car wash at the Hosford School
parking lot Saturday, March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
All proceeds and donations will go toward the Hosford 8th
grade trip to Washington DC. Come out and show your support
so these kids can get to Washington.

Liberty JROTC Drill Team

& Color Guard place 3rd

The Liberty County
JROTC Drill Team
and Color Guard
both placed third .
in the Area 11 .
Competition held
Saturday, Feb. 21. '
RIGHT: (left to right) .e ,
Titus Severance, i
Commander Jacob 1. -.
Reed, Chaz Griffin, .
and Sam'antha '
Reed. BELOW: :..
(left to right)
Titus Severance,

Kaitlyn Walker,
Commander Jacob
Reed, Molly Holmes,
Cody Phillips and
Allen Holbert.


Brush up on your turkey for spring gobbler season

Better start brushing up on
your turkey calling, because
spring gobbler' season's here.
Whether you prefer to use a
mouth call, box call, slate or any
combination, March means it's
time to start talking' turkey.
One of the most coveted and
sought-after game species in
Florida is the Osceola turkey,
also known as the Florida turkey.
This unique bird is one of five
subspecies of wild turkey in
North America.
The Osceola lives only on the
Florida peninsula and nowhere
else in the world, making it
extremely popular with out-of-
state hunters. They're similar to
the Eastern subspecies (found in
the Panhandle) but tend to be a bit
smaller and typically are darker
with less white barring on the

flight feathers of
their wings.
The white
bars on the
Osceola are
narrower, with
an irregular,
broken pattern,
and don't extend
to the feather
shaft. It's the
black bars of
the Osceola

that actually dominate the
feather. Similarly, secondary
wing feathers also are darker.
When the wings fold across the
back, the whitish triangular patch
formed is less prominent on the
Osceola. And, Osceola feathers
show more iridescent green and
red colors, with less bronze than
the Eastern.

Unrefrigerated oysters are

seized at two points of sale

More than
4,400 pounds of
oysters would
have reached
the mouths
of Southwest
Fl .orida
were it not for
the diligence
of Florida Fish
and Wildlife
( F W C)

In two seemingly unrelated
incidents, FWC officers arrested
three unlicensedpeople attempting
to sell oysters that had not been
stored in accordance with state
health standards. However,
markings on the bags showed that
oysters in both seizures originally
came from the same shipment.
On Feb. 23, an FWC officer
on patrol in Hendry County saw
a man by the side of the road
advertising Louisiana oysters for
sale. The officer found 14 bags of
oysters in a cargo trailer without
refrigeration or ice. He charged
William R. Kersey Jr., 34, of 311
Clark St., LaBelle, with selling
saltwater products without a
retail license and with violating
quality-control regulations. The
officer seized and destroyed
approximately 1,100 pounds of
oysters in that incident.
On Feb. 24, an FWC officer

fish house
inspections on
Estero Island
in Lee County
found two men
and a juvenile
attempting to
sell oysters to a
The officer
41 bags of
oysters without
refrigeration or
ice in the rear of

a pickup and in an open trailer.
Dean T. Daniels, 45, of 38 W.
Carmack Dr., Chalmette, La.,
claimed that his refrigerated truck
broke down while transporting*
the oysters from his fish house in
The officer charged Daniels
and Jeremy Kennedy, 21, of
4003 Cascade Lane; LaBelle,
with attempting to sell saltwater
products without a wholesale
dealer's license and with quality-
control violations.
FWC officers and Florida
Department ofAgriculture agents
routinely inspect licensed fish
dealers in Florida to ensure that
high standards for consumer
products are met.
The FWC reminds consumers
never to purchase seafood from
an unlicensed dealer. Licenses
must be posted in open view for

The National Wild Turkey
Federation and the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) recognize,
in their respective turkey registry
programs, any wild turkey
harvested within or south of
the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist,
Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay
and Duval to be the Osceola
subspecies. Eastern turkeys and
crossbreeds are found north and
west of those counties in the
The highly anticipated spring
turkey season runs March 7 -
April 12 in the South Hunting
Zone and March 21 -April 26 in
the Northwest and Central zones.
The exception is Holmes County,
where the season runs March 21
- April 5.
Hunters may take bearded
turkeys and gobblers only, and
the daily bag limit's one. The
season and possession limit on
turkeys is two, except in Holmes
County, where the season limit's
Shotguns are the best choice
when hunting turkeys, but if
you're so inclined, you may use a
rifle, muzzleloader or handgun, or
you can try your luck with a bow
or crossbow.
Shooting hours on private
lands are one-half hour before
sunrise to sunset, but on wildlife
management areas (WMAs), you
must quit hunting at 1 p.m.
Of course, you can use turkey
decoys to help entice that stubborn
old bird, but you're not permitted
to hunt turkeys with dogs, use
recorded turkey calls or sounds,
shoot them while they're on the
roost or over bait. You also can't
hunt them when you're within
100 yards of a game-feeding
station, when feed is present.
To participate in spring turkey
hunting, you'll need a Florida
hunting license and a turkey
permit. If you plan to pursue a
gobbler on one of Florida's many
WMAs, you also must purchase a
management area permit.
All of these licenses and permits



Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

are available
at county tax
offices, most
retail outlets
q e that sell hunting
and fishing
supplies, by
calling toll-free
(486-8356) or
online at www.wildlifelicense.
Ifyou didn't put in for a special-
opportunity or quota permit,
don't worry, several WMAs don't
require them. Visit
Hunting and under "This Month's
Hunting Opportunities," click
on "
pdf' 2009 Spring Turkey Guide:
What you need to know" to
see a list of WMAs where you
need only a hunting license,
management area permit and

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.turkey permit to hunt spring
If you take a turkey with at least
an 11-inch beard and 1 -inch
spurs, get your name listed in
the FWC's Wild.Turkey Registry
by applying for an "Outstanding
Gobbler Certificate." There's
also a "First Gobbler Certificate"
awarded to hunters under age 16
who harvest their first gobbler,
regardless of beard and spur
measurements. Applications for
both are available at MyFWC.
Whether it's going solo after
that elusive old tom or double-
teaming a pair of birds with your
buddy, March means spring
gobbler season.
Here's wishing you a successful
spring turkey season. Remember
to introduce someone new to the
sport of hunting when you can.
As always, have fun, hunt safely
and ethically, and we'll see you
in the woods!


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2008 Annual Drinking Water'Quality Report

We're pleased to present to
you this year's Annual Water
Quality Report. This report is
designed to inform you about
the quality water and services
we deliver to you every day.
Our constant goal is to provide
you with a safe and depend-
able supply of drinking water.
We want you to understand the
efforts we make to continually
improve the water treatment
process and protect our water
resources. We are commit-
ted to ensuring the quality of
your water. Our water source
is ground water from four (4)
wells. The wells draw from the
Floridan Aquifer. Because of
the excellent quality of our wa-
ter, the only treatment required
is chlorine for disinfection pur-
poses and fluoride for dental
health purposes.
In 2008 the Department
of Environmental Protection
performed a Source Water As-
sessment on our system. The
assessment was conducted to
provide information about any
potential sources of contamina-
tion in the vicinity of our wells.
There are three (3) poten-
tial sources of contamination
identified for this system with
moderate susceptibility levels.
The assessment results are
available on the FDEP Source
Water Assessment and Protec-
tion Program website at www. or they
can be obtained from Michael
Wahlquist at the City of Bristol
(850) 643-2261.
If you have any questions
about this report or concerning
your water utility, please contact
Michael Wahlquist at the City of
Bristol (850) 643-2261. We
encourage our valued custom-
ers to be informed about their
water utility. If you want to learn
more, please attend any of our
regularly scheduled meetings.
They are held on Monday,
following the first Thursday of
each month, at City Hall begin-
ning at 6:30 pm EST.
City of Bristol routinely moni-
tors for contaminants in your
drinking water according to
Federal and State laws, rules,
and regulations. Except where
indicated otherwise, this report
is based on the results of our
monitoring for the period of
January 1 to December 31,
2008. Data obtained before
January 1,2008, and presented
in this report are from the most
recent testing done in accor-
dance with the laws, rules, and
If present, elevated levels
of lead can cause serious
health problems, especially for
pregnant women and young
children. Lead in drinking water
is primarily from materials and


We are pleased to announce that our drinking
water meets all federal and state requirements.

Contaminant and Unit Dates of sampling MCL Violation Level Range of MCLG MCL Likely Source of
of Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Detected Results MCL Contamination
Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters Jul-03 N 4.1 0.8-4.1 0 15 Erosion of
(pCi/L)II natural deposits
Inorganic Contaminants
Corrosin of
galvanized pipes;
erosion of natural
.Cadmium (ppb) Jun-06 N 0.9 ND-0.9 -5 5 deposits;dis-
(p)charge from metal
refineries; runoff
from waste batter-
ies and paints
Erosion of natural
deposits; dis-
charge from fertil-
izer and aluminum
Fluoride (ppm) Jun-06 N 0.4 N/A 4 4.0 factories. Water
additive which pro-
motes strong teeth
when at optimum
levels between 0.7
and 1:3 ppm
Sodium (ppm) Jun-06 N 32.0 31.0-32.0 N/A 160 Salt water intrusion
leaching from soil
Disinfectant or Dates of MCL or Level Range of MCLG or MCL or Likely Source of
Contaminant and sampling MRDL Detected Results MRDLG MRDL Contamination
Unit of (mo./yr.) Violation
Measurement Y/N
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection By-Products
Water additive
Chlorine (ppm) Jun-Sep 08 N RAA= 0.3-1.3 MRDLG= 4 MRDL=4.0 used to control
0.47 microbes
Haloacetic Acids (five) By-product of
(HAA5) (ppb) Jul-06 N 0.395 ND-1.5 NA MCL= 60 drinking water
( AA) (pb)disinfection
TTHM (Total trihalomet Ju -06 N ND N/A NA MCL=80 By-product of
hanes) (ppb Jul-06 N drinking water
____ disinfection
No. of
Contaminant and Dates of AL 90th sampling MCLG AL (Action Likely Source of
Unit of sampling Violation Percentile sites Level) Contamination
Measurement (mo./yr.) Y/N Result exceeding
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Corrosion of
household plumb-
ing systems;
Copper (tap water) Juh-Sep 08 N 0.04 0 of 10 1.3 1.3 erosion of natural
(ppm) deposits; leaching
from wood
Corrosion of
Lead (tap water) ppb Jun-Sep 08 N 1.0 1 of 10 0 15 household
erosion of
natural deposits

In the table above, you may or expected risk to health. MCLG: IIDSE, in conjunction with their health. MRDLGs do not reflect
find unfamiliar terms and ab- allow for a margin of safety. Stage 1 DBPR compliance moni- the benefits of the use of dis-
breviations. To help you better Action Level (AL): The con- touring data, to select compliance infectants to control microbial
understand these terms we've centration of a contaminant which, monitoring locations for.the Stage contaminants.
provided the following defini- if exceeded, triggers treatment or 2 DBPR. Parts per million (ppm) or
tions: other requirements that a water Maximum residual disinfec- Milligrams per liter (mg/I) -
Maximum Contaminant Lev- system must follow. tant level or MRDL: The highest one part by weight of analyte to
el or MCL: The highest level of Initial Distribution System level of a disinfectant allowed in 1 million parts by weight of the
a contaminant that is allowed in Evaluation (IDSE): An important drinking water. There is convincing water sample.
drinking water. MCLs are set as part of the Stage 2 disinfection By- evidence that addition of a disin- Parts per billion (ppb) or
close to the MCLGs as feasible products Rule (DBPR). The IDSEis fectant is necessary for control of Micrograms per liter (ug/I) -
using the best available treat- a one-time study conducted by wa- microbial contaminants. one part by weight of analyte to
ment technology. ter systems to identify distribution Maximum residual disin- 1 billion parts by weight of the
Maximum Contaminant Lev- system locations with high concen- fectant level goal or MRDLG: water sample.
el Goal or MCLG: The level of tratibns of trihalomethanes (THMs) The level of a drinking water Picocurie per liter (pCi/L)
a contaminant in drinking water and haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water disinfectant below which there measure of the radioactivity
below which there is no known systems will use results from teh is no known or expected risk to of water.

components associated with
service lines and home plumb-
ing. City of Bristol is respon-
sible for providing high qual-
ity drinking water, but cannot
control the variety of materials
used in plumbing components.
When your water has been sit-
ting for several hours, you can
minimize the potential for lead
exposure by flushing your tap
for 30 seconds to 2 minutes be-
fore using water for drinking or
cooking. If you are concerned
about lead in your water, you
may wish to have your water

tested. Information on lead in
drinking water, testing meth-
ods, and steps you can take to
minimize exposure is available
from the Safe Drinking Water
Hotline or at httpf//wwwepa.
The sources of drinking wa-
ter (both tap water and bottled
water) include rivers, lakes,
streams, ponds, reservoirs,
springs, and wells. As water
travels over the surface of the
land or through the ground, it
dissolves naturally occurring
minerals and, in some cases,

radioactive material, and can
pick up substances resulting
from the presence of animals
or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be
present in source water in-
(A) Microbial contaminants,
such as viruses and bacteria,
which may come from sew-
age treatment plants, septic
systems, agricultural livestock
operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants,
such as salts and metals, which
can be naturally-occurring or

result from urban stormwater
runoff, industrial or domestic
wastewater discharges, oil and
gas production, mining, or farm-
(C) Pesticides and herbi-
cides, which may come from
a variety of sources such as
agriculture, urban stormwater
runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical con-
taminants, including synthetic
and volatile organic chemicals,
which are by-products of in-
dustrial processes and petro-
leum production, apd can also
come from gas stations, urban
stormwater runoff, and septic
(E) Radioactive contami-
nants, which can be naturally
occurring or be the result of oil
and gas production and mining
- In order to ensure that tap
water is safe to drink, the EPA
prescribes regulations, which
limit the amount of certain con-
taminants in water provided by
public water systems. The Food
and Drug Administration (FDA)
regulations establish limits for
contaminants in bottled water,
which must provide the same
protection for public health.
Drinking water, including
bottled water, may reason-
ably be expected to contain at
least small amounts of some
contaminants. The presence
of contaminants does not nec-
essarily indicate that the water
poses a health risk. More in-
formation about contaminants
and potential' health effects can
be obtained by calling the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency's
Safe Drinking Water Hotline at
Some people may be more
vulnerable to contaminants in
drinking water than the general
population. Immuno-compro-
mised persons such as persons
with cancer undergoing che-
motherapy, persons who have
undergone organ transplants,
people with HIV/AIDS or other
immune system disorders,
some elderly, and infants can
be particularly at risk from in-
fections. These people should
seek advice about drinking
water from their health care
providers. EPA/CDC guide-
lines on appropriate means to
lessen the risk of infection by
Cryptosporidium and other mi-
crobiological contaminants are
available from the Safe Drinking
Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
We at the City of Bristol work
around the clock to provide top
quality water to every tap. We
ask that all our customers help
us protect our water sources,
which are the heart of our com-
munity, our way of life and our
children's future.


QUINCY- Eldon L. "Pug" Greene, 77, passed
away Thursday, Feb. 26,2009 at his home following
a lengthy illness. He was a retired accountant and
businessman. He was born in Thomasville, GA on
June 17, 1931. He moved to Quincy at a young
age and made Quincy his permanent home. He
participated in and loved school sports at Gadsden
High School, graduating in 1949. He was a combat
veteran having served with the US First Marine
Division in Korea from 1951-52. He graduated
from Florida State University in 1958 with a B.S.
in Business and Majoring in Accounting and was a
member of Beta Alpha Chi-Honorary Accounting
Fraternity. He was past city commissioner and
mayor of Quincy, past secretary/treasurer of 1st
North Florida Small Business Investment Co.
He coached little league baseball for many years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church for
over 60 years. He loved God, family, country and
friends. He is preceded in death by his parents,
Earnest Randolph and Ona Elizabeth Greene.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bettye R.
Hancock Greene of Quincy; a daughter, Elizabeth
Darby Greene Reniz of DeFuniak Springs; a son,
Michael Eldon Greene and his wife, Celina of
Crawfordville; three granddaughters, Melissa
Elizabeth Strickland and her husband, Patrick of
Augusta, GA, Julia Ashley Miller of DeFuniak
Springs and Mary Elton Greene of Crawfordville;
a grandson, Hunter Davis Greene of Crawfordville;
'four great-grandsons, Connor Patrick Strickland,
Jacob Ashton Strickland, Michael Ean Strickland,.
all of Augusta, GA and Bryan Aubrey Miller of
DeFuniak Springs; a brother, Randolph E. Greene
and his wife, Victoria W.; a neice, Rebecca Greene
Ledger and her husband, Jim; a nephew, Randy
Greene and his wife, Pam of Quincy.
The family would like to give a special thank
you to the staff at Big Bend Hospice, also Tracey
Farrell, Ida Colson and Cathy Miller.
Memorial contributions can be made to Big Bend
Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
FL, 32308 or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 70,
Quincy, FL 32353.
Services were held Monday, March 2 at First
Baptist Church in Quincy with Reverend, Gus
Spanos officiating.
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in
charge of the arrangements.

QUINCY William Charles Milligan, Jr.,
70, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. He was
a lifelong resident of Gadsden County. He was
a loving husband and father. A graduate from
Florida High in 1956, he was co-owner of State
Line County Store in Quincy. He was preceded
in death by his parents William Charles, Sr. and
Edith Todd Milligan.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Vera
Milligan of Quincy; two sons, Terrell Wade
Milligan and his wife, Anita of Quincy and Todd
Milligan and his wife, Shelly of Lake Wells; two
daughters, Edith Charlene Sellers and her husband,
Brett of Cario, GA and Elizabeth Ray Johnson
and her husband, Gabe of Quincy; brothers and
sisters, Robert and Betty Milligan of Tallahassee,
Betty and George Connell of Quincy, Dennis and
Ann Milligan, Harry and Judy Milligan, and Leroy
Milligan, all of Tallahassee, Nancy Johnson of
Defuniak Springs; one aunt, Maddie Belyeu; five
granddaughters, Crystal Danielle Bell, Heather
Samather Lewis, Morgan Elizabeth Milligan,
Kellie Farmer and Destiny Sellers; two grandsons,
Joshua Ryan Ray and William Caleb Ray and one
great-grandson, Charles Curby.
Services were held Monday, March 2 at the
Antioch Church Cemetery in the Wetumpka
Community. Memorial contributions can be
made to Big Bend Hospice, 105 N. Jackson Street,
Quincy, FL 32352.
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in
S charge of the arrangements.

SEMINOLE Jacob "Jack" F. Stowers, Jr. Lt.
Col. Ret., 88, of Seminole and formerly of Bristol,
passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 in Wright's
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June
21, 1920 in Tampa. Hejoined the Air Force in 1942,
serving in WWII, served stateside and had overseas
tours with the Air Rescue, Air Weather Service, U.S.
Military Assistance Command (Vietnam) and TAC
in Alaska, Okinawa and Vietnam, retiring in 1969.
He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3808,
American Legion, Masonic Lodge, Life member of
the NRA and Hump Pilots Association of WWII.
He enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting and raising
beagle hounds. He was the former owner of V.J.
Hilltop Kennel in Bristol.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years,
Vernella Stowers of Seminole; two sons, Jake
Stowers and his wife JoAnne of Largo and Harry
"Hal" Stowers and his wife Betty Jean of Crystal
Beach; two grandsons, Jake Stowers of Tallahassee
and Joey Stowers of Largo; two cousins, Lucille
O'Brien and Jimmy Humphry.
.Services were held Saturday, Feb. 28 at First
Baptist Church of Indian Rock. Interment followed
at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater.
Moss Feaster Funeral Home in Largo was in
charge of the arrangements.

BLOUNTSTOWN Vonnie K. Sellers, 94,
of Blountstown and a native of Cottonwood, AL,
passed away Wednesday night, Feb. 25, 2009 at
Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center in
Blountstown. She, her husband and son moved to
Blountstown 60 years ago. She was a homemaker,
cafeteria worker at Blountstown High School and
an employee of Bailey's Dept. Store until retirement
when she and her husband provided a loving, caring
environment as babysitters for several of their great
nieces and nephews. Preparing meals for family
members and having family visit were special
enjoyments for her. She was a member of the
Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church. .She was
preceded in death by her husband, Spurgeon of 71
years, two daughters, one son and five siblings.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-
law, Clarence and Sandra Sellers of Tallahassee;
one brother, Leonard Kirkland of Blountstown;
two grandsons, Jeff Sellers and his wife, Kelly of
Tallahassee and Steve Sellers and his wife, Nicole
of Panama City; two great-grandchildren, Paul and
Krista Sellers of Tallahassee.
Services were held Saturday, Feb. 28 at Christian
Home Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend Ron
Burger officiating. Interment followed in the Nettle
Ridge Cemetery in Blounfstown..
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
BLOUNTSTOWN Donald L. "Spud" Davis,
65, of Blountstown passed away Saturday, Feb. 28,
2009. Spud was born on December 13, 1943 in
Calhoun County and had lived here all. of his life.
He worked in construction and was owner and
operator of his own lawn service. He was a 1961
graduate of Blountstown High School. He was
preceded in death by his father, John Elton David
and a son, Jeffery Donnell Davis.
Survivors include his mother, Ida Lee Davis
of Blountstown; one daughter, Lisa Ross of
Woodville; one brother, John Davis and his wife
Dottie of Kinard; two grandchildren and one great-
Services will be held Thursday, March 5 at 11
a.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with
Reverend Dan Yoder and Virgil Mayo officiating.
Interment will follow in the Nettle Ridge Cemetery
in Blountstown. The family will receive friends
on Wednesday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peavy
Funeral Home.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements.


QUINCY Winton Smith "Jimp" Suber, Jr. of Quincy passed
away Monday, March 2 in Tallahassee. He was the owner and operator
of Suber Heating and Air Conditioning Service. He was born in
Gadsden County and was a lifetime resident. He was preceded in
death by a son, John Ronald Betts.
Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Mae Glisson Suber of
Quincy; one son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Teresa Suber
of Quincy; two daughters, Barbara Gail Smith and her husband
Joe of Sawdust and Billy Jean Barber and her husband, Dennis
of Quincy; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
- Visitation will be Wednesday, March 4 at noon till time for service
at 1:30 p.m. at the Washington Street Church of Christ in Quincy.
Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy.
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the

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Redbud tree flowers are one of the first signs of Spring

by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County J
The promise of spring is upon
us. Redbud trees, with their
purple blooms, are an excellent
indicator of warmer days ahead.
The redbuds are just beginning to
bloom along the Gulf Coast.
Redbuds are small trees in the
genus, Cercis. Trees in this genus
are sometimes called Judas trees.
According to myth, Judas hanged
himself on the related Judas-tree
(Cercis siliquastrum) of western
Asia and southern Europe, after
which the white flowers turned
red with shame or blood.
Eastern redbud (Cercis
canadensiss) is a moderate to
rapid-grower when young,

reaching a height
of 20 to 30 feet.
It has an irregular
growth habit
when young but
forms a graceful
flat-topped vase-
shape as it gets
older. The tree
usually branches
low on the trunk,
and if left intact
forms a graceful
Redbuds Photo
usually bloom in
late February or
March. Small, pinkish purple
pea-like flowers are produced in
unbelievable profusion along the
branches, and sometimes on the

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trunk, before the leaves appear.
This habit of blooming before the
leaves grow out is fairly common
among the spring-flowering trees
and adds to the impact of the
The leaves are 3 to 4 inches

across and heart-
shaped. Leaves are
a reddish purple
when they open,
changing to a dark
green in summer.
Fall color is usually
a poor yellow.
Redbud is a
member of the bean
and pea family, and
you would certainly
know that from the
fruits. Its seeds are
enclosed in a bean
rsity pod. The seed pod
is a flat, reddish-
brown pod that
ripens in the fall. Eastern redbud
seeds or pods are eaten by quail,
other birds and deer. Birds will
open pods on the tree to get at
the seeds.
Eastern redbuds grow well
in some shade in Florida. Best

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growth occurs in a light, rich,
moist soil but Eastern redbud
adapts well to a variety of soil
including sandy or alkaline.
Planting sites for redbud should
be in an area that provides part
shade in a well-drained soil.
Ideally, they tend to grow best
as a small under-story tree that
receives late afternoon shade.
They tend to be happier in the
summer time with that extra
shading. The Eastern redbud
tends to be susceptible to drought
stress and sun scald in our hot
summers. Eastern redbuds often
show marginal leaf bum in the
summer time, due to the extreme
heat intensity in our area.
The ideal time to select and
plant your redbud tree is late
winter or early spring. Select
trees that are flowering so that
you can chose the true color that
you desire. There are several
redbud varieties to consider
planting in your landscape. They
include Mexican redbud, 'Forest
Pansy' or the white redbud. These
trees all have their own unique
and unusual characteristics.
'Forest Pansy' redbud, or red-
leaf redbud, is a variety that is
a moderate grower to about 20
feet. The main characteristics
include red twigs and beautiful,
new shimmering, purple/red
leaves, which, fade to purple-
green during the summer.'
When caring for your redbud,
remember that the bark is thin and
easily damaged from mechanical
impact. In addition, this tree is a
poor compartmentalized of decay.
It's best to ring the tree with mulch
to keep the lawn mower or string
trimmer from wounding the tree.
Eastern redbud is an attractive
specimen, and is especially
nice in naturalized settings.
Unfortunately, they are short
lived. They often have a
functional life of 10 to 20 years
in urban landscapes due to a
combination of urban stresses,
diseases, and pests.

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and root raking:
*Private Drives & Roads
*Animal Food Plots
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Older Washer & Dryer, asking
$50 for both. Call 447-3877.
3-4, 3-11

Ladies' brown boots, size 8-9
$15; kerosene heater, $130; por-
table sewing machine $35; sofa
$60; X-box movies $15. Call 674-
3264. 3-4,3-11

Baby boy clothes 0-9 months,
some name brands (Oshkosh, Le-
vi's, The Baby Store) other baby
items, swing, bath tub, etc. Call
674-2018. 2-25,3-4

Men's black leather jacket, brand
new, never worn, size 2X (runs
small), $100. Call 447-4529. 2-25,3-4

4 in 1 game table for kids, pool,
ping pong, air hockey and foose
ball, $50. Call 643-2812. 2-25, 3-4

Few boxes of toys, army soldiers,
$20 for all. Call 643-2812 2-25,3-4

Two wigs, new, 1 light, 1 dark,
paid $35 each, asking $15 each.
Call 674-3264. 2-25,3-4

Wedding ring set, paid $85 ask-
ing $35; coffee table, $60; few as-
sorted dolls, $10-12 each. Call
674-3264. 2-25,3-4

Trampoline, used, $65. Call 643-
7378. 2-25,3-4

55-gal. fish tank with all acces-
sories, everything included, $120.
Call 625-0265. 2-25,3-4

Small chest freezer, heavy duty,
great condition, $40. Call 625-
0265. 2-25,3-4


Bridesmaid/Prom dress, one
size 8 in green $30; one size 12
in fuschia $30; one nurse's white
dress size 6 for $25. Call 447-
2610. 3-4,3-11

Prom dresses, all different colors-
styles and sizes ranging from 0-8.
Call 447-1841 or 447-1842 ask for
Kelly or Casey. 3-4, 3-11

Prom dress, new, never been
worn, still has tags, size 7/8, cor-
al colored, halter top style, some
beading, train, paid $180, asking
$100. Call 643-8815 leave mes-
sage. UFN


Twin bed set, mattress and box
springs, headboard, frame, $50;
brand new complete comforter
set w/sheets, striped brown, red &
green, $25. Call 643-2812.
2-25, 3-4
Kimball Piano, excellent con-
dition, $600; Antique furniture,
dresser, chest of drawers, $350

each or $600 for both: Call 674-
5583. 2-25,3-4

Glass top table with six cushioned
chairs, $150. Call 643-5128.


Stereo system, CD/AM/FM, re-
mote control, sells for $139, ask-
ing $40. Call 643-2568 or 643-
6740. 2-25, 3-4

Yamaha full size keyboard with
stand, model DGX-505, lots of
features, like new, paid over $600
asking $300; Yamaha Eterna
6-string acoustic guitar, includes
new set of strings and electronic
tuner, $100; electric guitar needs
bridge and strings, $25; Pioneer
dual deck cassette player/rec6rd-
er used less than two hours, like
new, $25. Call 379-9310, after
5:30 p.m. weekdays or anytime
weekends. 2-25, 3-4

RCA 26" TV w/stand, with con-
verter, excellent shape, $325. Call
762-4533. 2-25, 3-4


1995 Buick Regal, white, runs
good, 173 K miles, $1,800. Call
674-6320. 3-4,3-11

2001 Ford Taurus, motor good,
transmission bad, sell car or will-
ing to buy transmission. Call 674-
1652. 3-4,3-11

1997 Ford Mercury, white, 4-door.
, Call 762-1914. 3-4,3-11

1999 GrandAm GT, fully loaded,
$2,700. Call 643-1514. 2-25,3-4

1995 Cadillac Seville SLS,
$2,000. Call'674-5583. 2-25,3-4

2001 Silver Chevy Malibu, all
power, great condition, $2,500
OBO. Call 209-3582. 2-25, 3-4


.1995 F250 Ford pickup, good
condition, $1,000. Call 447-0449.
3-4, 3-11

2001 Ford Expedition, leather
seats, cold A/C, 6 disk CD chang-
er, keyless entry, power windows
and locks, only $6,000 OBO. Call
674-2311 or 643-8006. 2-25,3-4


Two tires, size P235/75R15, less
than 1,000 miles, $75 for both.
Call 762-4533. 2-25,3-4
Four tires, 18" Toyota Tundra
stock rims w/BFGobdrich tires
size, P275-65-R18, $600. Call
237-2706. 2-25,3-4

Truck bed liner with alur
top rails, came off 1974 I
pickup, $40. Call 674-6242

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2-25, 3-4



2004 Honda CBR 1000 RR, low
mileage, like factory new, extreme-
ly fast, $6,500, serious inquiries
only. Call 227-4881. 2-25,3-4



Craftsman 1/2 hp. belt drive ga-
rage door opener, new in box,
$75. Call 762-4533. 2-25,3-4

2007 Gooseneck trailer, 7 x
22, with two 5,200 lb. axles, two
brakes, safety break away, LED
lights, wood deck, HD ramps and
gate, excellent condition, tandem
jack legs, $4,000. Call 251-1416.
2-25, 3-4



DPMS Panther Lo-Pro Classic
AR-15, hard case, 2-30 round
magazines, cleaning kit, new still
in box, $1,100 for gun; one thou-
sand rounds of .223 for an addi-
tional $375. Call 850-272-5193.


Remington 12 gauge pump, 870
express $225; 20 gauge shotgun
$40; 308 Benelli automatic high
power riffle $800; Thompson 50
caliber muzzleloader w/scope
$250. Call 379-8410. 3-4,3-11


Lost Dachshund, black with
brown nose, female, child's pet
goes by "Little Bit". Call 557-0556
or 597-3291 with any information.

FOUND: dog, female, friendly,
smart, housebroke, car broke, long
ears, white, light brown, young
dog, eats good. Found about
six miles from Shelton's Corner,
weighs approximately 40 Ibs. Call
762-3266. 2-25, 3-4


1994 24x48 FleetIwi Mobile
Home, 3 BR, Ba l tge fam-
ily roon IS^1e- deled, new
floor al roof, $18,995
negotio,. Call 643-2727. If no
answer, leave message. 3-4,3-11

1.4 acres, located on Hwy. 65 N,
highway frontage. Call 643-7326.
thru 4-15



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


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1, 2 & 3 Bedroom
he Best Place to Live"

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978 NW Mayo Street.
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In Bristol
*Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
In Blountstown
S 1-room elniciency.
utliiiies included 2BR/bath
and a half apanment
- Commercial old Mexican
reslaurani Commercial
200 front n wiem 3 buildingS
and lenced in area
Phone 643-7 740
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let's talk about the most
personalized shopping
experience around Avon
Missy Tanner
Avon Independent
Sales representative
674-1024 or 294-6002
missytanner80@gmail corn

First Saturday of every month
The auction will be held
March 7 at 7 p.m. (Old
Coins, Tools. Collectibles.
candy food & Misc. items) -
Free setup for yard sale every
Saturday. Public is invited.
Col. James. W Copeland
1098 NIt lCounti Ra 12
Phone 643-7740




Jerry C. Lawrence. DVM
We will be holding our Dog &
Cai Spav and Neuter Special
during the month ol February.
Call lor an appoinlmeni,
resircitions apply.
Calls' males & females
S. cost par pet: '78
Dogs: males & females
cost per per
Upto 25 Ib. r'8l 51 o?3i5 Ib '128
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Monday- Friday 7 a m ito 5 p.m.
After Hours Information Line:
43 N. Cleveland St., uincy
OFFICE (850) 627-8338
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Sneads-3/4br., 1.5 bt.
on 1.5 acs. (+/-),
car port, boat shed,
outbuildings, fruit trees,
garden & greenhouse.
Call 593-6892
^ or 663-2512. s.('

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Applehead long
& short hair
Vet checked
Toy or Tea cup,
674-3532 or 545-5732


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


1999 Cherokee Travel trailer,
very good condition, $8,000. Call
674-9081. 3-4,3-11

1993 Fleetwood Prowler, 27 foot
5th wheel trailer. Needs TLC,
$2,500 OBO. Call 933-3970.
3-4, 3-11

2005 Palomino Puma Camper,
25 ft, 2 door, living room, slide
sleeps 6, excellent condition,.fully
equipped, includes all hitch equip-
ment, $10,500. Call 643-4491.
2-25, 3-4


13 puppies free, mother red-nose
pit, dad mixed, 9 weeks old. Call
643-8835. 3-4, 3-11

Free White English Red-nose
pit, 6 months old, female, great in-
side. Call 272-2769. 3-4,3-11

Free puppies, mixed breed, par-
ents on premises. Call 762-4156.
2-25, 3-4

Free puppies, Pippin Cemetery
Road, 8 weeks old, mixed breed.
Call 762-4856. 2-25,3-4

Free Black Lab, male, 2 years
old, very sweet. Call 545-1253.
2-25, 3-4

Wanted: Beagle or Basset
Hound, sex or age doesn't matter.
Call 447-4643. 2-25,3-4

Blood Hound/Black & Tan pup-
pies, 6 weeks old, no papers,
$100. Call 643-7436. 2-25, 3-4

Earn 50%, Starter Kit
ONLY $10
Call today:

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


Want to buy Browning BLR.and
a .357 Magnum. Call 643-5486.
3-4, 3-11

Light utility trailer, approximate-
ly 5x8 with drop ramp. Call 272-
5184 2-25, 3-4

Two stroke dirt bike, any size,
running or not. Call 447-0334.
2-25, 3-4
Rugs, bathroom sink and furni-
ture. Call 674-3264. 2-25, 3-4

Someone to do some painting
and take scrap metal for trade.
Call 674-3264. 2-25, 3-4

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


House Boat, wooden, 10x24,
$4,000. Call 272-5195. 3-4, 3-11

15 hp. Evinrude motor, short
staff, tiller handle, $425; 65 hp Su-
zuki motor, runs good, new prop,
comes with controls. $1,650. Call
227-4881. 2-25, 3-4


Saturday, March 7, located at
NW Myers Ann Street in Bristol.
Clothes, toys, jewelry, furniture,
army surplus items, old coins and
lots of other stuff. Cancel if rain.

Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m un-
til located at 22683 NW SR 73 in
Clarksville, miscellaneous items,
clothes, toys, household items,

Saturday, March 7, big sale, start-
ing at 7 a.m. at 20282 Cedar Av-
enue off Mimosa Street in Blount-
stown. Lots of furniture, small
appliances, toys, collectables and

Saturday, March 7, 7:30 a.m. un-
til, located at 19984 NE CR 274 in
Altha, 1/2 mile east of Peanut Mill.
Men's and women's clothes and
shoes; boys clothes, sizes 6-8;
girls clothes, sizes 12-18 months
and shoes sizes 4 & 5; diaper ge-
nie, baby bed and lots of toys. Call
762-3028 for more information.

Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m.-
until, at Griffin Lane in Altha, wom-
en and boys clothes, shoes, some
houseware and much more.

Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m.
till noon, at 14344 SW CR 275
in Blountstown, household items,
nick knacks, dishes, furniture
clothes, etc. Call 643-7378.

Saturday, March 7, from 7 a.m.
until, located at 11th Street E. at
Yoder Trailer Park in Blountstown.

Saturday, March 7, Huge Multi-
family sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
1/4 mile west of Hosford on SR.
20 (21521 NE SR 20), clothing,
household items, furniture and
lots more. Call 379-3000 for more

Need information on hit and run
Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the in-
tersection of 11th Street and Hwy.
71. We were rear-ended by an
1980- something model, dark blue
Cherokee Jeep, the driver was a
man with salt and pepper hair and
possibly a mustache. If you have
any information call Debra Mc-
Court at 643-6775 or Jackie Kever
at 643-8575. '


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

Immediate opening for

Now accepting applications for the position of Ground-
man/ Journeyman Lineman in the Electric Operations
Department at our Bradfordville location. Class "A"
Florida commercial driver's license required. Respon-
sible for assisting electric crews with ground work.
Must live within 30 minutes of job and within our four
county service area. Excellent pay & benefits. Appli-
cations may be obtained from & submitted to: Talquin
Electric offices in Tallahassee or Talquin headquarters
in Quincy.

Closing date: 03/13/2009 EOE

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Clifford John Tharpe III, 38, of Ft.
Lauderdale and a former resident
of Calhoun County passed away
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at his
home. He was born on March
26, 1970 in Port St. Joe and
had lived in Ft. Lauderdale for
the past three months, coming
from Blountstown. He worked
as a rehab therapist, was a 1988
graduate of Grand Ridge High
School and attended Chipola Jr.
College. He was of the Pentecostal
Holiness Faith.
Survivors include his
mother and stepfather, Joan E.
Melvin and her husband, Frank
of Blountstown; one brother,
Jeffery Wade Tharpe and his
wife, Carrie of Grand Ridge; one
sister, Laura J. Bailey and her
husband, Timothy of Clarksville;
a maternal grandmother, Jeanette
Lee of Port St. Joe and several
nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday,
March 3 at Shady Grove
Pentecostal Holiness Church
near Grand Ridge with Reverend
Kelvin Johnson and Reverend
Billy Rich officiating. Interment
followed in the Shady Grove,
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown was in charge of
the arrangements.

WEWAHITCHKA- Judy Ann Carpenter, 55, was called home to
be with the Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at her home in Wewahitchka
with her family by her side, after a long battle with an extended illness.
She was born in Baxley, GA to Gordon and Fannie Quinn and made
Gulf County her home in the 1970s. She was a loving wife, mother,
grandmother, and sister. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Eddie Edward Carpenter; a grandson, Drake Edward Frazier; and a
sister, Voncile Blair.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Curcie and her husband,
Jason of Port St. Joe, Tonya Green and husband, Howard of Panama
City and Stacy Carpenter of Panama City; eight grandchildren, Briana,
Brooke, and Jacob Curcie, all of Port St. Joe, Deana, Aaron and Andre
Green, Damien Boyette and Kathryn Frazier all of Panama City and
Brenda (Sissy) Smith of Highland View who was loved like a grandchild
and will forever have a special place in her heart; three sisters, Jackie
Carpenter and Barbara Marsh, both of Wewahitchka and Jean Whitt of
Sharpsburg, KY and one brother, Gordon Quinn of Bonifay.
A memorial service honoring Judy's life will be held in Baxley,
GA at a later date and time. The family wishes in lieu of flowers that
donations be made to Covenant Hospice, 107 West 19th Street, Panama
City, Florida 32405,
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the
JUNIPER Margaret Alday Sansom, 73, of the Juniper
Community, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. She was a native
of Donaldsonville, GA and had lived in Gadsden County for over 60
years. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member
of Harvest Chapel of Tallahassee.
Survivors include two sons, Richard A. Phillips of Greensboro and
Wayne Phillips of Tallahassee; three daughters, Donna Edwards and her
husband, Charles of Juniper Community, Chris Binns and her husband,
Joe Jones of Tallahassee and Lanette Hathaway of Bainbridge, GA;
seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Sycamore
Cemetery in the Sycamore Community.
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the

Fun day Sunday March 15 at

Painted Pony farm in Monticello

-March 15 from 11 a.m. until
dark, the Painted Pony will host
the very first public "Fun Day
Sunday," an event offering all
of the usual fun activities in a
festival-type atmosphere.
The Painted Pony, a farm
located about 15 miles east
of Tallahassee, is best known
for its unique birthday parties
where children can interact with
farmyard animals, ride ponies
and participate in the signature
activity, painting "Charlie," the
gentle White .Percheron Draft
Horse they lovingly call a
In addition to painting Charlie,
children will be able to enjoy

pony rides and hayrides, feed and
pet some of the farmyard animals
and play on the playground
in an outdoor open space
General Admission for the
event is six dollars in advance
and eight dollars at the gate,
with kids under three years old
free of charge. Tickets can also
be purchased with credit card
by calling the Painted Pony
at (850) 997-5590. For more
information or directions to the
Painted Pony, please visit http://, www. Itisrecommended
that this site be used for directions,
as.internet map services are
sometimes not as reliable.

Notice to Receive Bids

Billco Construction, Inc. will receive
quotes from local subcontractors
for the Liberty County Emergency
Operation Center. Bid's should be
received by 3/10/09. Subcontrac-
tors interested in bidding should
contact Bilico Construction toll
free # 877-454-2702. Or via email: or fax

Public Notice
All interested parties within Lib-
erty County are hereby advised
that Liberty County Transit is ap-
plying to the Florida Department of
Transportation for a capital grant
under Section 5311 of the Federal
Transit Act of 1991', as amended,
for the. purchase of 1(one) Low-
ered floor Van with 2 wheel chair
stations, and 2 (two) 12 passenger
van to be used'for the provision of
public transit services within Lib-
erty County

A Public Hearing has been sched-
uled at 03/12/2009 for the pur-
pose of advising all interested par-
ties of service being contemplated
if a grant is awarded, and to ensure
that contemplated services would
not represent a duplication of cur-
rent or proposed services provid-
ed by existing transit or paratransit
operators in the area.

This hearing will be conducted
if and only if a written request
for the hearing is received by

Requests for a hearing must be
addressed to Liberty County
Transit, P.O. box 730, Bristol, FL
32321 and a copy sent to Flor-
ida Department of Transportation,
P.O. box 607, Chipley, FL 32428

William B. Webb
Last know address of: -
20302 NE John St

You are hereby notified that your
eligibility to vote is in question.
You are required to contact the
Supervisor of Elections, in Bristol,
Florida, no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of this
publishing. Failure to respond will
resulting a determination of ineligi-
bility by the Supervisor and your
name will be removed from the
statewide voter registration sys-

Marcia A. Wood
Liberty County Supervisor of
P.O. Box 597
Bristol, Florida 32321 '
Date: 3-4-09 3-4-09
Notice is hereby given:

Dennis Sneads
Last know address of:
12135 NW Smith Cir
Bristol, Fl 32321

You are hereby notified that your
eligibility to vote is in question.
You are required to contact the
Supervisor of Elections, in Bristol,
Florida, no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of this
publishing. Failure to respond will
result in a determination of ineligi-
bility by the Supervisor and your
name will be removed from the
statewide voter registration sys-

Marcia A. Wood
Liberty County Supervisor of
P.O. Box 597
Bristol, Florida 32321
Date: 3-4-09 3-4-09

CASE NO.: 39-2008-CA-00069



suant to a Summary Final Judge-
ment of foreclosure dated the 19th
day of February, 2009 entered in
Case No. 39-2008-CA-00069,
of the Circuit Court 2nd Judicial
Circuit in and for Liberty County,
Florida wherein TAYLOR, BEAN &
is the Plaintiff and DAVID DEW-

dants. I will sell to the high
best bidder for cash at the
Liberty County CourthoL
Bristol, Florida, at 11:00
the 14th day of April, 2009,
lowing described property
forth in said Final JudgemE

Commence at a rod and ca
ing the Southwest corner c
"34" of the Town of Sumat
in Section 19, Township 5
Range 7 West, Liberty
Florida, said point also lyinc
Northerly right of way of 8th
thence run S0511'27"E,
feet to a rod and cap lying
Southerly right of way of s
Street; thence run along sz
of way N 84046'50"E, 430
to a rod and cap lying on t
terline of a 60.00 foot wid
way easement; thence
said right of way along sa
terline as follows: S044
588.17 feet to a rod and cai
from said POINT OF BEG
continue S04047'25"E. 210
to a rod and cap; thence
said centerline run S8601
87.00 feet to a rod and cap
S86001'33"E, 60.66 feet t
and cap; thence N0404
222.76 feet to a rod and

ing on the centerline of said ease-
ment; thence run along said cen-
terline S89007'46"W, 146.34 feet

SUBJECT TO a 60.00 foot wide
roadway easement lying over and
across the Northerly and Westerly
30.00 feet described thereof.

;ENTU- TOGETHER WITH that certain
;NOWN 2006 General Mobile Home, Ser.
EWAYN No. GMHGA40633345AB.
; JANE Parcel ID No.: 019-5S-7W-02149-
ANT(S) 125
as set THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans
p mark- with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
of Block disabled persons who, because of
tra lying their disabilities, need special ac-
SSouth,- commodation to participate in this
County, proceeding should contact the
g on the ADA Coordinator at 10818 NW
SStreet; State Road Highway 20 Bristol, FL
80.08 32321 or Telephone Voice/TDD
on the (850) 643-2215 not later than five
said 8th business days prior to such pro-
aid right ceeding.
.21 feet
he cen- Dated this 19th day of February
le road- 19th, 2009.
leaving Robert Hill
aid cen- Clerk of the Circuit Court
p for the By: Vanell Summers
thence Deputy Clerk
).66 feet Submitted by:
leaving Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
17'40"E, 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
; thence Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
o a rod Telephone: (954) 453-0365
7'25"W, Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
cap ly- Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
3-4 & 3-11

Notice is hereby given:

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