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THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY




JOURNAL


===== Volume 29, Number 29


SWednesday, July 22, 2009 =


Ex-BPD officer
charged with
rape and-child
molestation
PAGE 2

Update on
Goff, Temple
accidents
PAGE 3


FWC begins ..I
new Python
permit
program
PAGE
24


Three Calhoun
County women
being held for
questioning
Three Blountstown women
are being held for questioning
in connection with Sunday's
armed robbery at Bradley
Harvell's residence.
A break in the case Tuesday
afternoon led deputies to take
Heather Mane Ammons. 22;
Jessica Nicole Long, 20 and
43-year-old Mandy Allen
into custody, according to
Lt. Brigham Shuler of the
Liberty County Sheriff's
Department.
"They are being held on
suspicion of involvement
in this case," Shuler said.
"They have been interviewed
once and probably will be
again."
Bradley
Harvell, 82,
said his attacker
repeatedly
shocked him
with a stun gun.


Octavious "O.B." Barnes.
24, died after being shot
twice.


buzzed him with a stun gun
and pulled out a pistol dunng a
robbery Sunday night.
"I was laying on the floor
and called 911. I told them to
get down here in a hurry. I shot
somebody." said Harvell, who
will be 82 on Aug. 1. He tiv's
in a block building adjoining his
bar, the Slip 'n Slide, at County
Road 333 and County Road 12,
south of Bristol.
When Liberty County
Deputy Caryl Marotta arrived
at Harvell's home seven minutes
later, she heard him yelling,
"Come on in." as her patrol
lights flashed outside.
He was still on the phone with
911 dispatcher Nikki Bernhard.
who warned him, "Don't shoot
my deputy!" as Marotta walked
onto the porch.
Holding her service weapon
in front of her, she pushed open
the door with her foot. As she
stepped inside, she found the
body of 24-year-old Octavious
"O.B." Barnes lying face-up
in front of a fireplace, still
clutching a handful of cash he
had just taken from Harvell.
Harvell was on the floor just
inches away, his leg trapped by
a heavy television set. "I shot
him one time and he shoved the
television on me. That's when
I shot him another time," said
Harvell. Both shots were fired
at close range.
The first bullet hit Barnes in
the chest. The second shot went


'YOU GOT MORE
MONEY. I WANT IT.'
Harvell locked up the bar
around 8 p.m., had supper and
then lay on the twin hospital
bed he keeps in the living room
of his home. He was watching
television when he heard a
knock on his door around 9:15
p.m.
"The first time, I didn't
answer," he said. When there
was a second knock, he got
up, opened the door and saw a
young black man with a dark
blue bandana over his face and
wearing sunglasses. He wore
a black sweatshirt and black
pants. He tried to close the
door but the intruder pushed it
open.
"He started shooting me with
a stun gun and backed me up
to my bed," said Harvell. The
assailant jammed the stun gun
into Harvell's skin, causing the
prongs to pierce his abdomen
and his arm.
Barnes held up a realistic-
looking gun and said, "All I
want is your money. Give me
all of it." Harvell, who had over
$1,000 in cash earmarked to pay
for the next day's beer delivery,

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 22, 2009


Quincy Police Officer worked 10 years with BPD

Lawman charged with having sex

with young girl threatens suicide


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A former Blountstown resident working as a
Chattahoochee Police Officer was hospitalized
after threatening to kill himself following an
accusation by a 13-year-old girl that he raped her,
according to Major Wendell Cofer of the Decatur
County Sheriff's Office (DCSO).
Robert Sizemore, 50, who served as a police
officer for 10 years in Blountstown and joined the
Chattahoochee Police Department in November
2008, was taken into custody Saturday when
deputies went to a Bainbridge, GA hotel.
"The child told her mother something happened
Friday," said Cofer. "She said she had been given
alcohol and he (Sizemore) had sex with her."
The mother confronted Sizemore, who admitted
that what the child claimed had happened,
according to Cofer. The mother called a crisis
hotline, took the girl to the emergency room and
talked with police officers, according to Cofer.
"About lunchtime, she called us and said he
was at a motel in Bainbridge, threatening to kill
himself."


Aware that he was armed, the DCSO Strategic
Response Team went to the Jameson Inn to take
Sizemore into custody. "We cleared out the guests
and called him on the phone," Cofer said. "He
left the gun in the room, came out and turned
himself in."
Sizemore was charged with rape, child
molestation and aggravated sexual battery before
being taken to Bainbridge Memorial Hospital. He
was later transferred to another medical facility,
where he is expected to remain until Wednesday,
according to Cofer.
Sizemore was living in Faceville, GA with his
wife of 10 years and her daughter, Cofer said.
The Chattahoochee Police Department issued
a news release stating that Sizemore was fired
.Saturday following his arrest.
In-addition to working as a Blountstown Police
Officer from October 1982 to November 1992,
Sizemore was-employed as a correctional officer
with the Florida Department of Corrections from
August 2007 to July 2008.


Suspect wanted for Altha vehicle theft

in custody after fleeing from deputies


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A 35-year-old Bristol man
sought on several active warrants
was arrested after an hour long
searchlastweekinCalhounCounty.
James Lynn Reddick fled
when deputies came looking
for him at Hayes Subdivision in
Blountstown on July 15.
Reddick was standing on
the back porch of his mother's
home, talking on the phone, said
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
Investigator Michael Bryant.
"When we pulled up, he took off
running."
Atracking dog team was called
out from Calhoun Correctional
Institution and Reddick was in
custody within the hour.
Reddick is facing grand theft
charges after Arlon Keith Burke
reported seeing him take off in a
1992 red Chevrolet pickup that
was parked at the ChevronStation
in Altha. The truck belongs to
Burke's daughter, Kayla Leanne
Burke, 21, who left it there when
she met a friend and rode to


JAMES LYNN REDDICK


Marianna.
Deputies were already looking
for Reddick following a June
16 traffic stop where he was a
passenger in a vehicle and ran
from the scene.
According to the event report


from the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office, Reddick who
was wearing tan shorts and a DEA
cap was positively, identified
by another officer who saw him
leaving Johnny Boy Landing in
a green car.
When the vehicle was stopped,
Reddick got out from the front
passenger's seat, looked back
at two deputies who were
approaching him, and took off
running toward the landing. As
officers ran after him, Reddick
dove into the Chipola River,
swam to the west bank and then
ran off into the woods.
Friday, he was charged with
domestic battery and criminal
mischief in Liberty County.-
He is now in custody at the
Calhoun County Jail, where his
bond was set at $10,000 for the
grand theft charge and $1,000
for a charge of resisting arrest
without violence. When he
returns to Liberty County, he will
be held withoutbond for violating
state probation.


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CALHOUN COUNTY
July 13
*Jacqueline Howard, VOCP, CCSO.
July 14
*Justin Himes, VOSP, CCSO.
*Chris Lafollette, VOSP, CCSO.
*Frank Rowe, battery, BPD.
*Keith A. Burke, VOP, BPD.
July 15
*Jessica Mayo, grand theft, dealing in stolen prop-
erty, CCSO.
*John Smiley, VOSP (warrant), CCSO.
*Heather McClellan, VOSP (warrant), CCSO.
July 16
*Santana Howell, disorderly intoxication, CCSO.
*Henry Channell, possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia,
CCSo.
*Gregory Bess, driving while license suspended
or revoked, FHP.
July 17
*Bobbie Jo Henley, driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked with knowledge, FHP.
July 18
*Steven McLendon, affray, CCSO.
*Jared Lipford, affay, battery, CCSO.
July 20
*Keith Jones, VOCP, CCSO.


LIBERTY COUNTY
July 14
*Christy Sampson, VOP state, LCSO.
*William Chase Cox, criminal mischief, simple
battery, LCSO.
*Craig Durden, passing worthless bank checks
(two counts), LCSO.
July 15
*Heather McClellan, holding for CCSO, CCSO.

July 16
*Herman Foxworth, holding for Franklin County,
LCSO.
*Kaila Odom, VOP county, FCSO.
-Bobbie Henley, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Terra T Reddick, VOP state, LCSO.
*John J Eibl, petty theft, holding for Hillsborourgh
County, LCSO.
*Rollin L Critten, DUI, LCSO.
July 17
*Santana Howell, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*James Lynn Reddick, VOP state (two counts),
domestic battery, criminal mischief, holding for
CCSO, CCSO.
*Dominique Cargile; serving weekends, LCSO.
*Michael Alon Brown, holding for Leon County,
LCSO.


Ustingsincludenamefollowedbychargeandidenttiicaoof anstingagency.Thenamesaboverepresent
those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent unl proven guilty

Blountstown Police Dept.
July 20 through July 26, 2009
Citations issued:
Accidents.............00 Traffic Citations..................02
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)..... 110
Business alarms.....01 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints................................................... ..........131






JULY 22, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3


.Chi ;Bristol man injured in motorcycle

cF pOrd accident facing surgery Thursday


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A Liberty County man injured
when he veered his motorcycle
away from one that pulled into his
path last week is facing surgery
this week.
"He will have to have a
partial or complete shoulder
replacement," said Mary Goff
of the procedure ahead for her
husband.
Chuck Goff, 33, who has
been a correctional officer at
Liberty Correctional Institution
for nearly four years,.was coming
home from work July 13 when he
swerved to avoid hitting a young
motocyclist making a U-turn
ahead of him after pulling onto


County Road 333. Charges are
pending against the 17-year-old,
who was also issued, several
citations.
Goff broke his left arm "in
multiple places" and is in a cast,
in addition to the severe injuries
to his right shoulder.
She said her husband is a very
active man and loves hunting,
fishing and sport shooting. Those
hobbies will be on hold for a
while. "There will definitely be
an extensive recovery time," his
wife said, explaining, "It's hard


for him to do anything on his own
since he injured both arms."
She said he's been riding
motorcycles for six or seven years
without a single accident and has
always been safety conscious.
"He's a strong believer in having
a full helmet, armored jacket,
gloves and boots," she said.
Goff saw the young boy in the
roadjust as he was coming out of
a slight right curve. "The second
he saw him, he knew if he hit
him, he would have hurt him,"
his wife said.
The Goffs are the parents of
.three children, who are age 12,
6 and 4.


Man injured in crash undergoes surgeries;

expected to transfer to TMH this week


A 20-year-old Blountstown
man critically injured when his.
SUV ran head-on into a tree July
14 has undergone three surgeries
at Shands Hospital in Gainesville


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Two meetings set
to discuss high
speed internet in
Calhoun, Liberty.
Opportunity Florida will be submitting
an application to the National Telecom-
munication and Information Administra-
tion (NTIA) for the Broadband Technolo-
gy Opportunities Program (BTOP). This
application is intended to bring high-
speed internet access to the entire Oppor-
tunity Florida region.
A question and answer session will be
held at the following locations:
*Calhoun County Extension Build-
ing on Friday, July 24 at 1 p.m.
*Liberty County Courthouse in the
courtroom on Monday, July 27 at 9 a.m.
County, city and school officials are
encouraged to attend. Staff members
will be there to answer questions as well
as learn of any broadband needs that exist
throughout the county.
For further information, please contact
Susan Estes at the Opportunity Florida
office at (850) 718-0453.
Hosford School grand
opening celebration
scheduled on Aug. 1
SThe Liberty County School Board is
very pleased to announce the construc-
tion on the Hosford School campus is al-
most complete.
We would like to cordially invite the
public to attend a Grand Opening Cele-
bration on August 1 beginning at 10 a.m.
The event will begin on the south side
of the campus in the new cafeteria/multi-
purpose room and will conclude with a
visit to the classrooms, media center, and
computer labs in the new two story struc-
ture as well as the old cafeteria now turned
music room and clinic. There will also be
views of the new playground, ball fields,
and newly refurbished gymnasium.
There is much to be proud of in Liberty
County, and the Hosford School project is
at the top of the list.
Please come and help us celebrate this
joyous occasion.
Hosford 8th grade
car wash Saturday
The Hosford School eighth grade class
will be holding a fund-raising car wash at
Liberty County High School on Saturday,
July 25 from 9 and until 1 p.m..
The cost of the car wash will be for do-
nations.
We hope everyone will come out and
support this group's fund-raising efforts.

Fine free month
August is fine FREE month. All Cal-
hdun County Public Libraries will be
honoring this event.
Visit a library near you and enjoy
the gift of reading and remember, fine
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COMMUNITYY
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BIRTHDAYS
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TODAY'S MEETINGS
* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton 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

Congressman Boyd's aide in town
Calhoun Courthouse, 9:30-11 a.m. (CT)
Liberty Courthouse Law Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
TODAY'S MEETINGS
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse
* VFW Post 12010, 7:30 p.m., Veterans Civic Center, Bristol
* Rock Bluff Community Fire Dept., 7 p.m., Voting house, Rock Bluff
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Movie Gallery, Blountstown
10 a.m. to 3p.m. (CT)


EVENTS
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American Legion Hall in B-Town
5th Annual
Hosford-Telogia VFD
Flathead Tournament
July 24-25
BRISTOL BOAT LANDING


SATURAY JU


BIRTHDAYS
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Lorraina lfava


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


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BIRTHDAYS
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PARENTS' DAY


Attend
the Church
of your
choice this
Sundayiv _


Cell Phone
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TODAY'S MEETINGS
* 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, Altha
* Blountstown Lions Club, 6 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant, Bristol


TODAY'S MEETINGS
* Blountstown Chaper #179 OES, 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge, Blountstown
* Bristol Lions Club, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant, Bristol


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Child Find Pre-K
screenings set in
Calhoun Aug. 13
FDLRS/PAEC and the Calhoun Coun-
ty School Board will co-sponsor Child
Find Pre-K screenings to identify chil-
dren with special needs. Vision, hearing,
speech and developmental screenings
will be provided for children 3 to 4 years
who are suspected of having a disability
and are not enrolled in public school.
The screening will be on Thursday,
Aug. 13 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in
Blountstown.
A parent or legal guardian must pro-
vide permission for the child to partici-
pate in the screening. Screenings are by
appointment only. Please call 674-8734
ext. 227, ext. 228 or ext. 229.
Senior Citizens to
present Death by
Chocolate Aug. 13
Tickets are selling fast! The Calhoun
County Senior Citizens. Association's
Upcoming "Death by Chocolate" will be
held on Thursday, August 13 at the W.T.
Neal Civic Center. The event begins at
6 p.m.
If you have a sweet tooth or like to
have fun at a "Silent Auction" then stop
by and purchase your ticket Tickets are
just $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
All persons attending will be entered
into a grand prize drawing.
All proceeds go to our Seniors of Cal-
houn County.
After-school program
registration July 27-28
Liberty County School Board's 21st
Century Community Learning Center
-invites all students from kindergarten
through 8th grade to a registration day for
the 2009-10 school year's after-school
program.
Registration will be July 27 from 6-8
p.m. at Hosford School and July 28 from
6-8 p.m. at WR Tolar School. Your child
must pre-register prior to attending the
after-school program.
The program will begin on Monday,
August 24.
For questions, please contact Seth Gei-
ger, 21st CCLC Project Director at (850)
643-2275 ext. 351.



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5h Annual Hosford-Telogia


VFD Flathead Tournament


-The Hosford-Telogia Volun-
teer Fire Department's 5th annu-
al Flathead Catfish Tournament
will kick off Friday, July 24 at 5
p.m. (ET) with final weigh-in at
1 p.m. (ET) on July 25.-
The Flathead Catfish tourna-
ment is unlike any other with
fierce competition between lo-
cals for bragging rights and lots
of cash prizes.
Prizes include:
*lst place, biggest flathead,
$1,000 and trophy,
*2nd place, second biggest
flathead, $500 and trophy,
*3rd place, third biggest fiat-
head, $300 and trophy,
*4th place, fourth biggest flat-
head, $200 and trophy,


*Biggest non-flathead catfish,
$100 and.trophy,
*Most flathead lbs. per per-
son, $100 and trophy,.
*An additional cash prize
of $1,200 will be awarded to
the fisherman with the most
combined-poundage in the six
area tournaments. (11th An-
nual Florida Catfish Classic, 2nd
Dogwood Blossom, 5th Annual
Hosford-Telogia Volunteer Fire
Dept., 8th Annual Liberty Coun-
ty Senior Citizens Tournament
and 5th Annual Gaskin Park
Tournament.)
Registration is $50 per person.
A: complimentary tournament
cap will be given to all competi-
tors. Anyone'pre-registered be-


fore July 24 may have their boat
checked at the landing they are
launching at-(see rules and regu-
lations).
There will be lots of refresh-
ments available at the tourna-
ment. There will be tickets for
$1 donation for a chance to win
$500 drawing and for $1 dona-
tion a chance to win Split the Pot
drawing on July 25.
For more information call,
Rudy Sumner at (850) 643-
4318, Larry Brown at (850) 379-
8177, Marty Faircloth at (850)
643-7572 or Ivey Kent at (850)
379-8078.
All proceeds of the tourna-
ment go to the Hosford-Telogia
Volunteer Fire Department.


Gulf Coast Electric Co-op sponsors


Washington,
WEWAHITCHKA-Ariel
Kemp and Zac Smith both se-
niors at Wewahitchka High
School recently traveled to
Washington, D. C. as winners
of the Washington, D. C. Youth
Tour Contest that rural electric
cooperatives across the nation
participate in.
Kemp and Smith were. eligi-
ble to go on the trip as winners
of Gulf Coast Electric Coopera-
tive's Youth Tour Contest. Each
year, the .Cooperative sponsors
the contest for eleventh-graders
whose parents are members of
GCEC. Contestants are inter-
viewed by a panel of three judg-
es from the electric cooperative
industry and two winners are
chosen to travel on an all-ex-
penses-paid trip to Washington,
D. C. in June.
SWhile in Washington, the
students 'toured the Holocaust,
Air and Space and Newseum
Museums; Arlington National
Cemetery; the Iwo Jima Monu-
ment; the U. S. Capitol area; the
mall area; the Korean, Lincoln,
Vietnam, FDR, Jefferson and
World War II Memorials; Fords
Theater; Mt. Vernon; Pentagon
City; and the National Cathe-


DC trip for Wewa students


dral. They also enjoyed dinner
at the Hard Rock Cafe; the U. S.
Marine Corps Sunset Parade; a
boat cruise and dance on the Po-
tomac River; and ended their trip
with a farewell All States Dinner
and Dance.
A highlight of the trip was the
National Youth Day rally, where
they joined more than 1,500 oth-
er eleventh-grade students and
280 chaperones representing 47
states a record turnout of stu-
dents.
"We were proud to have Ariel


and Zac representing Gulf Coast
Electric Cooperative in Wash-
ington," GCEC Manager of
Marketing and Member Services
Kristin Douglas said.
The Washington, D. C. Youth
Tour Program has been in exis-
tence since 1958.
GCEC serves approximately
20,500 meters in Bay, Calhoun,
Gulf, Jackson, Walton and
Washington counties and in the
municipalities of Wewahitchka,
Ebro, White City, Lynn Haven,
Fountain and Southport.


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Calhoun and Liberty County 4-Hers enjoyed a day of
upscale fun on Tuesday, July 14 at the Manners Matters
4-H day camp. The camp was based at the Panhandle Pio-
neer Settlement where youth learned how to make proper
introductions, how to hold and use silverware in a formal
setting, how to set a table, flag etiquette and much more.
The highlight of the day was a field trip to Chez Pier in
Tallahassee for lunch. Participants were dressed beauti-"
fully in some of their best clothes and dined on classic
French fare. While some were nervous to begin with all
were buzzing with excitement as they left the restaurant.
At the conclusion of the day, each participant took home
an etiquette guide that was created by Liberty County Ex-
tension and which was used throughout the class.
Thank you to each of the participants and especially.
to the Pioneer Settlement and Chez Pier for having us as
your guests!








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Democrats want an investigation into a secret
CIA program that was concealed from Congress
by Dick Cheney. The program is so secret, Cheney
could tell you about it, but then he'd have to take
Syou hunting. JIMMY FALLON

Democrats in the House introduced a 1,000-
page national health care plan. To make sure at
least some people read it, they named it "Harry Pot-
ter and the Half-Pound Proposal." CONAN O'BRIEN

I thought it was fascinating how the New York
papers covered the All-Star Game and Obama
throwing out the first-pitch. New York Times said
that Obama threw a perfect strike. Daily News said
he threw a ball. The New York Post said he was
making out with Kate Hudson. DAVID LETTERMAN

This weekend is the 10th anniversary of 'Sponge-
Bob SquarePants.' President Obama recently said
SpongeBob is his favorite cartoon. He loves to watch
that silly little guy run around and say crazy stuff,
annoying everyone. Reminds him of Joe Biden.
CRAIG FERGUSON

President Obama's Supreme Court nominee So-
nia Sotomayor is in front of the Senate Judiciary
Committee today. 1 guess they have to do that in
order to be confirmed to the. Supreme Court. Her
confirmation is pretty much a forgone conclusion,
but even the leading Republican said the only way
she would not be confirmed is if she had a melt-
down, in which case she'd be named the governor
of Alaska. JIMMY KIMMEL

How about that Harry Potter movie? In this one,
Harry goes up against Dick Cheney and his secret
CIA hit squad. DAVID LETTERMAN

Everybody knows Sotomayor will get confirmed.
Even the GOP can't take her on, because she is the
first Hispanic nominated to the Supreme Court, and
they don't want to offend Latino voters. That's why
. they no longer talk about the "border fence." It's now
called the "welcome wall." STEPHEN COBERT

President Obama's teleprompter fell to the
ground and shattered during a speech on the econ-
omy. Wow, even speeches about the economy are
crashing. That's not good. JIMMY FALLON

I spent all day watching the Sonia Sotomayor
confirmation hearings. It was like watching Ambien-
colored paint-dry. It was so boring, it put her own
family to sleep. I believe they were dreaming about
something much more exciting, like Joe Biden fill-
ing ice cube-trays. STEPHEN COBERT

There is a new Osama bin Laden tape. And peo-
ple say, 'Well, is it a new tape?' Yes. They verified
it, it's a new audiotape because in it, he says he
doesn't think that "Bruno" is as funny as "Borat."'
DAVID LETTERMAN

Beautiful weather here in New York City. Sunny,
beautiful, sunny, clear.day. It was so bright and sun-
ny, you could even see what Dick Cheney was up to.
DAVID LETTERMAN


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Patient's responsibility: $25,586.67


The hospital bill for part of
one day in the hospital as an 0 1
outpatient was $35,246 for one C O
of my sons.-What was left of Jerry Cox is a
his $10,000 hospital coverage officerandwriter\
was applied to, the bill, and he background in
foreign policy iss
is responsible for the remaining Okaloosa Count
$25,585.67. These are just hos-
pital costs, which were accrued
at about $4,500 per hour. The other shoe will
fall when he receives a bill(s) from the doctor
and other specialists.
My son is a poster boy for the ills of Amer-
ica's health care system. He is a waiter in one
of the national chain restaurants. He is lucky
to have health care insurance. Owners of small
restaurants rarely offer insurance.
For the first two years of employment, he
gets minimum insurance coverage that costs
him $1,700 per year. Waiters make $3.98 per
hour, which is about enough to pay taxes and
pay for health care insurance. Waiters pay their
living expenses from their tips, so when you
stiff a waiter on tips; he or she has served you
for free.
He had a stress fracture in his right hip near
the socket. If the. bone had broken then his leg
would not be attached other than by tissue. The
doctor put three screws into the thighbone. His
leg is attached, but it is now time to pay the
piper.
President Obama is attempting to push a
health care bill through a weak-kneed congress
that is cowed by irate constituents who seem to
think that health care can be free.
President Obama isn't pushing universal
health care which exists in the other industri-
alized countries. The government health care


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choice that is so unpopular ap-
' S pears to be an expansion of Medi-
SNER care, but the fear-mongering from
retired military Republicans and lobbyists for the
than extensive medical industry is astounding. If
domestic and you listen to screeching from the
res. Helivesin
Health care anti-reform movement,
you would believe that if the gov-
ernment option is approved, you
would have to get an affidavit from the govern-
ment to take an aspirin.
A relative of mine is a nurse in one of the
large hospitals. She administers care to the
homebound elderly and says that the private
insurance companies are demanding higher
co-payments and reducing their coverage. So,
when you hear her story, the people who op-
pose health care reform and spout the Republi-
can talking point about a "government bureau-
crat getting between you and your doctor" are
pathetic.
I attended a family reunion over the weekend.
With the exception of the nurse who tends to the
elderly and another relative who is a nurse in a
neonatal ICU, they are all Republicans.
One relative, a widow of a retired Navy fellow
who grumped his way through life, said that she
had called all her representatives and told them
not to vote for health care reform. She said, "I
watch the Fox News channel and I don't like
what I'm hearing." Well, that explains that.
By the end of the day, I was suffering from
the General George Custer Syndrome...sur-
rounded and outnumbered, but in the interest
of having another family reunion, I didn't prick
any of their hot air balloons.
They will go to their graves hating the "guv-
ment and taxes."


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I A News i Ministry Center planned for Liberty & Calhoun Co.


Corinth Baptist

Church holds

VBS July 26-31
Corinth Baptist Church would
like to announce Vacation Bible
School. This year's theme is the
Boomerang Express. There will
be great music, crafts and recre-
-ation, snacks, Bible Stories and
lots of fun.
VBS will be held nightly from
6:15 to 8:45 p.m. It all begins
Sunday, July 26 and runs through
Thursday night, July 30.
VBS Commencement will let
our-children showcase things they
have learned and perform songs.
for their parents and friends on
Friday, July 31. Commencement
will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Pi-
leau dinner to follow.
Children will be in age appro-
priate classes from 3 year olda
through those completing the 6th
grade.
You can register online at
www.cbchosford.com and follow
the Boomerang Express logo.
For any information, please call
447-4115.


Pictured from left to right: Pastor David Throckmorton, FBC Blountstown, Pastor Charles Smith, First
United Methodist Church, Freddie Duggar, Lake Mystic Baptist Bristol, Clyde Roberts, DOMApalachee
BaptistAssociation, Cathy-Brock Revell, First Baptist Bristol, Kristi Williams, PoplarHead Baptist Clarks-
ville, Jim Leftwich, First Baptist Altha, Pastor Jeff Gardener, Lake Mystic Bristol, Pastor Victor Walsh,
First Baptist Bristol and Pastor Kevin Yoder, Connections Pastor Rivertown Community Church. Not
pictured is Robin Richards, FBC Blountstown, Coy Collins, Pentacostal Church Bristol and Hugh Black,
Corinth Baptist Hosford.


Many pastors are aware of is-
sues and needs of the people in our
area that aren't. being met. Plans
are being made for a Calhoun/
Liberty Ministry Service Center.
The mission is to work together to
meet physical and spiritual needs
for people from Calhoun and Lib-
erty County.
The Service Center will be one
centralized place for people to go
if they need assistance. Assistance
will be provided by way of food,
clothing, aid spiritual counseling.
Several churches from both coun-
ties of different denominations
have already committed to partici-
pate.in the project. A study com-
mittee has been established along
with a Board of Directors.
Churches and citizens that are
interested in finding out more
about the center. or would like to
get involved, please contact Clyde
Roberts at 643-1507 or 643-3216.


Synergy Youth Ministry in Hosford plans lunches last Sunday of month


Synergy Youth Ministry is ex-
cited to offer specialty lunches
the final Sunday of each month
at Hosford's very own Syn-
ergy Bistro. The menu will in-
clude soups, salads, sandwiches,
quiche, desserts and beverages
each month. As a service project,
the Synergy Youth will be deliv-
ering the leftover food to families
in the community. If you know
someone who could benefit from
this service, please let us know:
gracesynergy@gmail.com.


Family Movie Night July 25
. Saturday, July 25, the First Baptist Church of Bristol will host a
premiere movie night event for children and their families featuring
the newest movie from the VeggieTales gang, "Minnesota Cuke and
the Search for Noah's Umbrella."
There will be food, fun and games beginning at 5 p.m. (ET) with
themovie following at 6 p.m. (ET). So, bring the kids and/or the
grandkids for a time of fun and adventure! All children must be ac-
companied by a parent or adult.
We are located at 10677 NW Michaux Road in Bristol. For more
information, you may call us at 643-5400 Monday thru Thursday
from 9 4 (ET). '


The bistro will be serving
lunch from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
on Sunday, July 26 at the Grace
United Methodist Church fellow-
ship hall in Hosford, and is open
to the public. (Take out will be
available.) July's menu will
consist of Aloha Citrus Chicken
Salad Sandwich on Hawaiian
Sweet Roll, French Dip on Onion


Roll, Lime Crab Bisque, Chicken
Pot Pie Soup, Ham and Cheese
Quiche, Mango'& Mixed Greens
Salad w/ Raspberry Vinaigrette,
Italian Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad
with Fresh Mint, and assorted
desserts and beverages.
The cost for food items range
from $3 for a la carte items to $10
for combinations of 3 items. All


combinations come with dessert
and drink. Families of 4 or more
will receive discounted rates on
combinations.
For more information, please
visit: www.evyandgrace.com/
bistro.pdf. We hope you are able
to join us on July 26th for the
grand opening of Synergy Bistro.
It is sure to be a tasteful delight!


Altha First Baptist Church plans VBS


Hop on board the Boomer-
ang Express! Travel to the Land
Down Under for a week of non-
stop action as you learn how it
all comes back to Jesus. Each
day's Bible study will help kids
discover how to have a relation-
ship with Jesus. By the endof the
week you will have learned what
Sit means to live through Him.
It's Vacation Bible School at
Altha First Baptist Church like
you've never experienced be-
fore! Children age three through


grade 6 are admitted free from event to remember! Come join
- 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sunday through us!


Thursday.
In this one-week adventure,
you will hear Bible stories, par-
ticipate in cool crafts, motivat-
ing music, eat at the G'day Cafe,
and play games at Recreation
Rock. Call 762-3348 for more
information.
On Saturday, July 25 the kick-
off takes place from 4-8 p.m.
.Enjoy some fun in the sun on
the -"Down Under" water slide!
Wear your swimsuits and join
us as we "make a big splash" in
preparation for our journey!
Boomerang Express, 'It All
Comes Back to Jesus' will be an


Contact Miriam McIntosh,
at 762-3348 for more informa-
tion. The church is located one
block west of Hwy 71, between
.Chipola Street (Hwy 274W) and
Broad Street.

Prayer Band

meets July 23
There will be a Prayer Band
meeting Thursday, July 23 at
7:30 p.m. The meeting will be at
Sister Betty Beckwith's home at
12283 NW Smith Circle in Bristol.
Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information call 643-
2622.


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Qualifying Opens Next Month
For City of Bristol Election

Voters will have five positions to fill in the
CITY OF BRISTOL
election scheduled for November 10th, 2009.
The positions that candidates will be vying for are
currently held by:
*MAYOR BETTY BRANTLEY COUNCILMEMWERS:
.CrTY CLERK ROBIN M. HATCHER' JOHN E. FAIRCHILD
Their current terms will expire BOBBY REDDICK
on December 31, 2009. MEIKO WHITFIELD:

Qualifying will be held August 3 thru August 13
at Bristol City Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver
St., during regular business hours.
The books are scheduled to close on October
12, 9 fr registering to vote in this election.
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The family of Eddie Combs
would like to thank our family and
friends for the outpouring of con-
cern and support that was shown
to us during our time of loss. We
would like to express our sincere
appreciation for all the prayers,
food and visits. The flowers were
beautiful and were greatly appre-
ciated. The friendship, love and
kindness we felt was truly a bless-
ing to all ofus.
A special thanks goes to Brother
Thomas Adams and his wife San-
dra for traveling to Shands Hos-
pital to be with the family. Their
support and comforting words
lightened our burden. Thanks
to Marlon Peavy, Peavy Funeral
Home, for handling the arrange-
ments with care and concern for
the family. Thank you to each
pall bearer for your service. Each
one was chosen because of the
friendship they shared with Eddie.
Thanks goes to Randal Peddie and
Ken Hosford for the words spoken
which we thought were very ap-
propriate for Eddie. Thank you to


Ken and GeorgiaAnn Hosford and
Stephanie Holley for the beautiful
songs. Thank you Brother Thomas
Adams for the spiritual words spo-
ken at the service which will help
us through this trying time. The
military service was handled beau-
tifully and we appreciate all who
participated.
When sorrow comes, as sorrow
must, all that can help us is God's


time and trust! .God's time, the
great healer of grief and sorrow.
Trust, in the hope of a brighter to-
morrow.
We know in time God will heal
our grief and sorrow and our trust
is in a brighter tomorrow. May
God bless you all.
Janie Combs, Wendi and Courtni
Brown, Rena Combs and
Joe Combs and family.


What a fantastic Independence Day celebration. I would like to say
a really big thank you to the Rivertown Church for promoting, volun-
teering, organizing and financing the July 4 Independence celebration
Friday, July 3 at Sam Adkins Park. They paid for it all the music, pony
rides, moonwalks; slides and more. The volunteers gave away hotdogs,
drinking water, boiled peanuts, snow cones and popcorn..
It's great to see a church give to the community and they didn't even
announce that it was the Rivertown Church that was funding the cel-
ebration. They did recognize Ramsey's Piggly Wiggly for donating all
the food. I would like to say thank you from me and the community.
I heard that there were over 350 volunteers working the event. We
should make sure we thank the Ramseys when we trade with the Piggly
Wiggly. -
We should thank the members of the Rivertown Church that volun-
teered and donated for the Independence Day Celebration.
Thanks, Teddy, Nellie, Ronald and Cheyenne Eubanks


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JULY 22, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9


What was "handfasting" as it
related to marriage? Did it have
anything to do -ith bundling?
-H. G., Walker, Minnm.
Probably..where there
was bundling, there was no
handfasting -- for the two come
from very different ideas of
propriety. Bundling involved the
intended newlyweds sharing a
bed, each well-swaddled in their Scott
own blankets, while they got it in
to know one another. Bundling when
probably came out ofthe necessity ... ta
for long-distance courting visits, a day
where there was no proper guest xmay c
room for--the fiance. The strict their
assumption was that the pair priest
would sleep in the same bed but this w
remain constantly separated and So0
under wraps. Sometimes a curtain and it
or bundling board was placed the R
in between the two for extra some
"safeguards." the de
Handfasting was a sort of trial convey
marriage.Historically, inmedieval man 1
Scotland and northern England, then i
"handfasting" was. the normal or ser
term used for "betrothal"-- that house
is, for the ceremony of agreeing mate
to a future marriage. Sir Walter was f


: (1771-1832) explained
his novel The Monastery
he wrote, "We bordermen
ke our wives for a year and
; that space gone by, each
choose another mate, or, at
pleasure, [they] may call the,
to marry them for life and
re call handfasting."
me called it hand-fastening,
was not uncommon among
omans in early times. By
definitions, it took on more
demeanor of a marriage of
nience, such as when a
ost his wife to illness, and
land-fastened with a nurse'
vant who. had been in the
hold. If a more "suitable"'
came along -- one who
rom his own social class


-- perhaps, he might disavow his
marriage with his helpmate and
remarry according to his wishes.

Our evergreens near the road
have a lot of brown needles this
summer. Is road salt the cause?
-A. C., Lewiston, Maine
Your evergreens' problem
could be due to road salt,
especially if the trees tire so
close to the road that passing
cars and trucks spray the salt on
the branches. Melting ice and
snow carry salt runoff to the trees'
root systems, so trees growing
in low-lying areas may be more
affected in this manner: The salt
spray from winter ocean storms
also can damage trees. Some tree
varieties are more susceptible


to salt damage than others.
JULY22, WEDNESDAY-- St. Mary Magdalene. Flying in his plane, Blue spruce, white spruce, and
Sthe Winnie Mae, Wiley Post completed the first solo around-the-world
flight, 1933.
JULY 23, THURSDAY Vanessa Williams became the first Miss
America to resign when she relinquished her crown, 1984.
JULY24; FRIDAY PioneerDay (Utah). Mary Queen of Scots was
deposed, 1567.:Actor Peter Sellers died, 1980. Too much praise. is a
burden.
JULY 25, SATURDAY-- St. James. St. Christopher Moon on equa-
tor Conjunction of Saturn and the Moon. U.S. First Lady Anna Har-
rison born, 1775.. .
JULY26, SUNDAY-- Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. Westfield, Mas-i
sachusetts, received 15 inches of rain, causingflash floods and enor-
mous erosion damage, 1819.
JULY27, MONDAY-- The Atlantic Cable was completed, establish-
Sing communication by telegraph between England and the U.S., 1866.
JULY 28, TUESDAY -- First quarter Moon. Composer Johann Se-
bastian Bach died, 1750. The NFL.added a fourth official, the field
judge, 1929.


Austrian pine are fairly resistant.
Norway spruce, tamarack (larch
or hackmatack, to some), and
balsam fir are among the most
susceptible. Keep in mind that
salt bur on trees is similar in
appearance to windburn. Are the
trees on the side of the road that
gets the most wind? If this is the
case, tryto protect them from
the wind.

How can I get roaches out of
my home without spending too
much money? -J. B., Venice,
Fla.
There are a few remedies
you can try. Sprinkle boric acid
powder under appliances, behind
the refrigerator, under counters,
and in any other places that are
out of the reach of children and
pets. The roaches will step in.


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-,..-Pioneer Day
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today, most pools and beach
areas offer swimming lessons.
But things were quite different when
America's first swimming school
opened in Boston, Massachusetts,
on July 23,1827. Students boarded
a boat to commute to their lessons
on the Mill Dam. There they were
instructed using the latest methods:
"A belt is placed about the bodies,
under the arms, attached toa rope


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and pole, by which the
head and body are .
kept in the / / \
proper position
in the.water, while -
the pupil is teaming
the use of his limbs."
The school counted John
Quincy Adams and
JamesAudubonamong
its pupils.


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1 cup light sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoonlight
mayonnaise
6 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup finely shredded carrot


I omblne the sour cream, sugar, salt; pepper,
vinegar, and mayonnaise. Stir until well
blended. Combine the cabbage
and carrots and tossto distribute
carrots evenly. Pour dress-
ing over slaw and mix
well. Chill well before
serving. MAKES 6 TO sERvmOs.


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I Cold water is best for removing egg stains from clothes.
On July 23, 2000, George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Edwin Hobby and Buford
Edwin Hobby and his three-year-old miniature donkey, Buford, both of Bristol, enjoy
living the good life with Hobby's wife Lynn on a farm they call Torreya Bluff in the Rock
Bluff community.
Buford has been a member of the Hobby family for a little over a year. Those sitting
by the fire at the farm may get startled by Buford because at times, he will walk up behind
them and rest his head on their shoulders. He also is the host of the farm, greeting
visitors. All he requires as payment is a pat on the head or a scratch of his ears.

PETS AND THEIR PEOPLE IS SPONSORED BY

Altha Farmers Co-op, Inc.
We've got the feed you need to keep your animals happy and healthy!
CATTLE HORSES DOGS CATS BIRDS and more.
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the boric acid and ingest it when
they groom themselves (yes,
they do groom). Roaches love
the area under the refrigerator
-- especially the drip pan and
motor -- so vacuum up dirt and
dust and wash the drip pan often.
You can also make a trap using a
glass jar about 4 inches high. Put
some bacon grease and a small
chunk of banana at the bottom.
Smear a band of petroleum jelly
about three-quarters of an inch
wide around the inside of the
jar, about one-half inch from
the top...Put the jar in an area
where roaches are a problem.
The bugs can crawl in but not
out. A common passageway for
roaches is through the holes for
the plumbing under the kitchen
sink. Plug these tightly with
rags, and you'll stop the roach
traffic there. You can also try
soaking a rag in beer and leaving
it in a shallow dish overnight
near where you've seen roaches.
The next morning, you'll have a
bunch of (we're not kidding here)
drunk but still breathing roaches
to dispose of. Keep this up until
no more roaches appear in your
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GABRIEL TITUN PITTS '
Gabriel Titun Pitts will celebrate his -
first birthday on July 26. He is the son
of Bradley Pitts and Meagan Serrano
of Hosford. His grandparents include
Dawn Ann Minix of Hosford and Jenni-
fer and Allen Pitts of Blountstown. His ALEX JORDAN REID
great-grandparents are Ruth Phillips Alex Jordan Reid celebrated his eleventh birthday
and George Allen of Hosford and Roger Fe is the son of Sherry and Dale McCardle of Bristc
*and Lois'Adkins of Blountstown. He
and Los Adkins of Blounttown. He parents are Terry Armstrohg of Bristol and Faye
loves to play with his little sister Emma McCardle of Altha. Alex enjoys going on the river
and he loves to go outside with his with all his cousins. He celebrated his birthday thi
daddy and work on the cars. He also deep sea fishing trip in Panama City. Shown here
loves to follow mommy everywhere she big catches.
goes.

THE STORK REPOT

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GREGORY PIERCE III
Yolanda White and Gregory Pierce,
Jr. of Bristol are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Gregory Pierce
Ill. He was born on May 29 at the
Jackson County Hospital in Marian-
na, weighing 8 Ibs. and 7 ozs. and
was 21 1/2 inches long. His mater-
nal grandparents are Kristy Shiver
and Buddy White, both of Bristol.
His maternal great-grandparents are
Acie and Eliza Shiver of Bristol'and
Lynne White and the late Edward
White of Waycross, GA. His pater,
nal grandparents include Bridgett
Stewart and Bill Glover, both of Tal-
lahassee and Gregory Pierce and
Denise Farina of New Jersey. His
paternal great-grandparents include
Clarie and Bob Pike and James
and Marland, all of New Jersey.
His proud aunts are Harley White,
Heather Pierce and Kaylee O'Brayn.


MARIE PITTS
Bradley Pitts and Meagan Serrano
of Hosford are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter Emma
Marie Pitts. She was born in Jack-
son County on May 24 weighing 6
Ibs. and 14 ozs. and was 19 inches
long.. Her maternal grandmother is
Dawn Ann Minix of Hosford. Her pa-
ternal grandparents include Jennifer
and Allen Pitts of Blountstown. Her
great-grandparents include Ruth
Phillips and George Allen of Hosford
and Roger and Lois Adkins of Blount-
stown. Emma was welcomed home
by her one year old brother Gabriel
Titun, an uncle Noe and many cous-
ins.


His uncles include Nick Benedetto and Jorge
Mendez, the cousins are Mari Mendez, Austin
Causey and TJ. Register. Greg was welcomed
home by lots of family and friends.


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9l. His grand-
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the daughter of Angel Smith, Alvin
Everett, Juan and Jeania Nava, all
of Hosford. Her grandparents are
Tony and Patricia Ortuno and the
late Carol Ortuno, all of Hartford, AL
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ABOVE: Bradley Harvell, longtime
owner of the Slip 'n Slide Bar on C.R.
333, shows retired Liberty County
Sheriff Harrell Wood Revell the injuries
on his arm after he was repeatedly hit
with a stun gun during Sunday night
home invasion. RIGHT: Officers enter
the front door of Harvell's house to
review the scene found earlier in the
evening." JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS


said he pulled out his billfold and handed
over half the cash. "He wanted the rest
of it. so I gave it to him."
Barnes caused Harvell to fall onto his
bed as he continued to jab him with the
stun gun and demanded, "You got more
money around here than this. I want it,
too."
Harvell then leaned over the side of
the bed, reached into a cardboard box,
pulled out a loaded gun and fired.

AN EXTENSIVE
CRIMINAL HISTORY
Barnes' body was removed from the
scene and transported to Tallahassee,
where an autopsy was performed
Monday.
He had an extensive criminal history,
with 20 arrests'in Seminole County,
where he lived before moving to Liberty
County two or three years ago, according
to Lt. Brigham Shuler with the Liberty
County Sheriff's. Department. The
Arrests included burglaries, robberies
and aggravated assaults. He served three
years in prison on those charges and was
released Nov. of 2007.
He was also arrested three times since
moving to Bristol on charges relating to
possession of cocaine, resisting a law
enforcement officer and traffic offenses.
He reportedly lived with his mother at
RiverView RV Park.
Shuler said an investigative report will


be sent to the State's Attorney's Office
to decide if the case should go before a
grand jury for review.
Under Florida law. the "Castle
Doctrine" allows you to defend yourself
with like force if someone comes on
your property, Shuler said. "It has to be a
reasonable amount of force that was used
against you for you to protect yourself
or your family."
The sheriff's department is looking
into whether a second person may
have aided Barnes. "Given the distance
from Bristol to Slip and Slide (about
seven miles) we don't think he walked
it," Shuler said. "He could have very
possibly had help, but that's one of the
investigative details that still has to be
resolved."

Bradley Harvell
sits in front of lT
Shis bar, behind
the crime scene
tape as he
waits to give
a statement
Sunday night
while Sheriff 3
Donnie
Conyers and
Cpl. Jamie
Shiver confer.


He added that Sheriff Donnie Conyers
was pleased with the actions of his
deputies that night, including Deputy
Caryl Marotta, Investigator Brian
Bateman, Cpl. Jamie Shiver and Reserve
Officer Corey Fletcher. Assisting at the
scene was the canine tracking team from
Liberty Correctional Institution.

'TOO OLD TO BE
PUSHED AROUND'
"I'm too old to be pushed around
like that," said Harvell the day after the
shooting. Customers and friends stopped
by the Slip and Slide all day Monday to
commend Harvell on defending himself
in a seemingly impossible situation.
He was alone, in a room filled with
medical equipment including oxygen to


treat his emphysema, a blood pressure
monitor, an air purifier, a box full of
medication and the basic comforts of
home for a man in his eighth decade of
life.
He has operated the bar since buying
the place more than 25 years ago. "It's
usually only open two or three hours in
the afternoons," he said, explaining the
Slip 'n Slide "isjust a hobby."
His .357 Magnum was taken as
, evidence by investigators with the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Crime Lab. "But I got a double barrel
shotgun in the front room with buckshot
in it," he said.
Sunday's attack "didn't change
nothing," he said. "I'm still here."


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JULY 22, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13


4 Football Skills Camp


at BHS


Excitement could be felt as the Michael Guilford Football Skills
Came began Saturday morning. Todd McClellan was a big influ-
ence in the planning and preparing the camp activities to honor for-
mer BHS and Florida Gator football player, Michael Guilford, who
was killed in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately Michael's life
was cut short but his impact on all who knew him still lives. His
former church, coaches, teammates, family and friends wanted to
create a football camp to honor him.
The Michael Guilford Football Skills Camp was held on Satur-
day at the BHS Football field (Bowles Field). The camp was for
ABOVE: Brett Bozeman taking his turn receiving a pass. BELOW:
Gator linebacker Michael Williamson and former BHS football team
members Shane Bailey and Jason Money work with the kids on the
proper ways to handle the football.


students entering first through eighth grade. There were 102 anxious
kids ready to take on the four Florida Gator football team players
there to teach the kids a thing or two about football. There were also
former BHS football players and BHS football coaches on hand to
assist and instruct the campers on the skills of football.
The campers were divided into specific age groups and rotated
through various passing, receiving, offensive and running back posi-
tion stations.
The sponsors of this camp hope that this will be an annual event
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Life of a honeybee at Landmark Park
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Honeybee" will be explored Park. deposit for groups of 15


at the final Animal Adven-
tures on Friday, July 24. This
special, one-hour educational
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A noon program may be
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children 4-13 and free for 3
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honey was extracted from the in honey. The sweet sta
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The park's supply of fresh merous beauty treatment
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Diamond Dawgs defeat

Calhoun Horsemen 14-4


bJim Mclntosh
ALTHA, JULY 19-Liberty
County's Travis Anderson was
a one-man wrecking crew in last
Sunday's first game of the double-
header.
In his 4 plate appearances, the
third baseman had 3 hits (includ-
ing b'ack-to-back homeruns), he
drove in 5 runs, and scored 3 times
to lead his Diamond Dawgs (12-
4) to a 14-4 win over the Calhoun
County Horsemen (11-5).
Equally as impressive was Bri-
an Herndon, who lacked a triple in
hitting for the cycle, was 3-for-3,
including a 2-run homerun.
The Diamond Dawgs broke
into the scoring column with 4
runs in the their frame of the third
inning. Lead offbatter Jaime Par-
rish drew a walk. Jody Parrish
reached on an infield single to the
left side. On two consecutive wild
pitches, Jaime scored and Jody
stood on third base. Richie Smith
was issued a free pass. Travis An-,
derson's single to left field plated
Jody Parrish. Cameron O'Neal's
ground out to shortstop Ben Fau-
rot allowed Smith to cross the
dish. Robbie Fleck lifted a sac-
rifice fly to right field that scored
Anderson.
But the Horsemen answered
with 3 runs of their own in'the
bottomof the third inning. Greg
Betts reached on a one-out infield
single to the right side. Brandon
Smith drew a walkand.Chad Bai-
ley laid down a.sacrifice bunt to
move Betts and Smith to third and
second base. Ben Faurot took a
1-2 pitch deep over the left field
fence, for' iis team-leading sixth
homer of the season to make it a
4-3 ballgame. '
In the fourth inning Liberty
SCounty put the.game out of reach
With a- 5-tun outburst. Garrett
Shuler was issued a lead off walk
and Brian Hemdon turned around
the first pitch he saw and delivered
it over the left centerfield fence for
a 2-run knock. Jaime Parrish fol-
lowed with a double;to right field
and Jody Parrish was -walked.
Richie Smith slammed a triple
into the right centerfield fence to
S score Jaime and Jody. Travis An-
derson's second RBI came as a
result 6f his sacrifice fly to right
field that plated Smith.
Anderson's first homerun in
the sixth inning put the Diamond
Dawgs on top, 10-3.
Liberty Coutify's final 4 runs
came in the seventh inning. Gar-
rett Shuler reached on a fielding
error by shortstop Ben Faurot and


Liberty (O)
by Richie.Smith,
Liberty County Recreation Director
The Liberty County (0) Zone
All-Stars came up short in their run
for the DixieYouth state title in the
state tournament held in Marianna
last week. The tournament, which
began July. 11, started out bleak
for Liberty County as they lost to
West Seminole American 11-1.
Noah Davis drove in the only run.
for Liberty with a solo homerun.
However, the bats came alive.on
day 2 as Liberty County pounded
Chipley's pitchers for 16 runs on
11 hits. Noah Davis hit his second
homerun in as many games, while
Garrett Swier and Ryan Wil-


Brian Herndon drove a double
into right field. Shuler scored on
a passed ball and Jaime Parrish's
single through the left side plated
Hemdon. Richie Smith found
himself on first after first baseman
Tad Scott mishandled the ball.
Then Travis Anderson hammered,
a 2-run homerun over the center-
field fence.
Calhoun County posted their
final run in the seventh inning;
Duke Anderson reached on a field-
ing error by third baseman Travis
Anderson. With two outs Chad
Bailey reached on an infield single
to the right side but first baseman
Robbie Fleck threw wide of the
bag after Anderson had crossed
first base and Duke Anderson
went to third on the miscue. Ben
Faurot worked the count full be-
fore line-driving a single into left
centerfield to score Anderson.
Timmy Young earned the win
for the Diamond Dawgs. He faced
32 batters in 7 innings of work, al-
lowed 3 earned runs off of 7 hits,
struck out 8 batters and walked
only 2 Horsemen.
Going the distance for the
Horsemen, Jeremy Barber (7-2),
was saddled with only his second
loss of the season. Of the 41`bat-
ters he faced he allowed 12 earned
runs, struck out 3. and walked 5
batters.
The other leading batter for
Libeity County besides Travis
Anderson and Brian Hemdon, was
Jaime Parrish who was 2-for-4, he
scored twice and had a RBI.
Calhoun :County's offensive
leader was Ben Faurot who went
3-for-4 (including a 3-run homer-
un); he scored a run and racked up
4 RBI. Other leading hitters were:
Chad Bailey, who singled in his
two plate appearances; Greg Betts
and JoslihMcIntosh both went
1-for-3 and Betts scored a run.
Game 2 was tied 2-2 in the
fourth, inning when a thunder-
storm suspended play. The teams'
managers and the league's com-
missioner decided the date and
time to complete that game after
the paper went to press., (Check
next week's issue for details.)
The regular season's finale is
this Sunday. The Horsemen will
be looking to bounce back from
this loss as they entertain the Chat-
tahoochee Redbirds at Altha High
School's field. The first pitch of
the double-header is slated for 1
p.m. (CT), At the same time the
Diamond Dawgs will be squai-
ing off against the Jackson Jays at
Cottondale High School's field.


Blountstown AAA team travels to


Paxton
The Blountstown A:
wenttq Paxton for their s
'nament,. Opening ceremc
,place onFriday, July 10
players ate and took pa
skills competition. 'Blo
took 1st 4th in the.40
event. We would like to
gratulations to D'Anta'
for 'being the top runne
40 yard dash event wil
vion Godwin, Tyreek Su
Shad Johnson taking 2nd
4th place spots.
On Saturday we op
tournament with a very g
Volusia team. Although:
played well, we went dov
a full six inning game. Of


July
AA team we s
;tate tour- a ve
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untstown game
yard dash and
say con- out
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10 for state tourney
puttered although we played top 4) and was eliminated from
ry good defensive game. On the tournament by a score of 5-3.
lay, we faced the Marianna Tristen Burke made 2 exceptional
Steam. Bryson Home took plays in center field to keep the
hill and pitched a complete game close. The boys played very
e giving up no runs, no walks hard but came up short. This was
allowed one hit while striking a great experience for our kids and
8. Everyone played a great they are looking forward to mak-
nsive game such .as Tucker ing a trip next year.
an who made superb plays at Although Blountstown did
base as well as our outfield- not place in the tournament, we
acob Yon, Logan Weiler, and would like to recognize the play-
Williams. The offense got on ers, fans and coaches for winning
with Shad Johnson, Seth the Sportsmanship Award. This is
y and Alex Buggs leading a very distinguished award that all
way, producing 6 runs to seal of our community can be proud
) victory. In the third game of. This award comes from nomi-
ntstown faced the Hemando nations from other teams, umpires
. team (which finished in the and tournament hosts.


''1
01.


Zone All Stars finish 4th in state tourna-


lis both had four RBI's a piece.
Brody Holland and Will Hosford
added two hits each in the game
as well.
The next game for Liberty's
all-stars proved to be a tough one,
as they faced a very good Wewa-
hitchka team. Liberty sprayed
seven hits over the course of the
game. Brody Holland, Garrett
Swier, Micah McCaskill, and Will
Hosford each had a hit apiece and
D.J. Pittman had two hits along
with two RBIs. With the game
knotted up at 5-5 in the bottom of
the sixth, Liberty County's Wil-
liam Hayes delivered the game
winning base hit that sealed the


'win for Liberty.
Liberty County made quick
work of Grand Ridge in their
fourth game, beating them 10-0.
D.J. Pittman. had three hits and
drove in three runs as did Micah
.McCaskill. ,McCaskill finished
with two hits in the game. Hos-
ford, Davis, Holland, and Hayes
each had a hit as the team cruised
to their third straight win in the
tournament.
Game five for Liberty County
came against a very good West
Seminole National club. Liberty
managed to collect four hits in the
game with the biggest being Will
Hosford's 3-run blast in the sec-


ond inning. Keith Bums drove in
a run with a single earlier in the
second. The season came to an
end as Liberty fell to the eventual
state runners-up 14-4. Sebring
beat West Seminole National
11-4 in the championship game.
Sebring will represent Florida in
the Dixie Youth World Series held
in Texarkana, AR..
This marked the second time
in two years a team from Liberty
County finished in the top four in
the state tournament. Liberty's
,11-12 year old team finished 3rd in
the state last year. Liberty County
was awarded the sportsmanship
award this year. This award is


given to the team who conducted
themselves with the most class
and character.
This year's team included Eric
Fowler, Noah Davis, Garrett Swi-
er, Micah McCaskill, Will Hos-
ford, Ryan Willis, D.J. Pittman,
Phillip Marotta, Brody Holland,
Keith Bums, William Hayes, and
Bailey Singletary. The boys were
coached by Grant Conyers, Ricky
Mayo, and Todd Wheetley.
The Liberty County Recreation
Department would like to thank
all the coaches, players, and their
families for all their hard work
.this year.


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VONNIE INEZ DUKE
BLOUNTSTOWN Vonnie Inez Duke, 87,
passed away Tuesday morning, July 14, 2009 in
Blountstown. She was born in Calhoun County
and had lived here for most of her life. She was
a retired tax collector for .Calhoun County and
a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church near
Blountstown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, M.
J. Duke and a son, LaWayne Duke.
Survivors include one son,LaDon Duke and his
wife, Alice of Blountstown; one daughter, Jerane
Spain and her husband, Jack of Blountstown; two
brothers, R.O. Traylor of Blountstown and Horace
Traylor of Sneads; two sisters, Verna O'Brian of
Blountstown and Lorene Richter of White City;
seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and
two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, July 16 at the
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown.
Interment followed in Pine Memorial Cemetery
in Blountstown..
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.


Bird watchers -

boost economy
-Bird watchers and wildlife
viewers spend $3.1 billion per
year in Florida. They support
roughly 35,000 jobs. Regisi
Mark Kiser, who heads up the Pl
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con- Di
servation Commission's (FWC) Start Time
489-Site Great Florida Birding End Time:
Trail, said more people travel to
Florida to see wildlife than any
other state.
"And the number is increas-
ing," he said. "Half the 800 bird
species in this country occur in
Florida, at least sometime dur-
ing the year. In fact, birders have
spotted 504 bird species in Flor-
ida."
Birds from all over the globe
turn up in Florida, and birders A ii
An additi
flock here for a once-in-a-life- f 1i,200
S time-chance to see one ofthel35 to the fist
exotic species they could never
S hope to see without traveling to in the five
faraway countries. Kiser said the ments: 11
economic boost from birding is Catfish C
enough to encourage communi-
ties to conserve their wild lands Note:Anyo
their boa
so the wildlife viewers will keep
coming."
"You can help birds and give Compli
the economy a shot in the arm
by encouraging bird watchers," Touame
Kiser said. "Bird watchers spend Cap to all
money at restaurants, motels, ICompetitor
convenience stores and lots of
other businesses."
The FWC has teamed up with
'partners in the new Get Outdoors
Florida! campaign, encouraging
Floridians to lure their children
away from their electronic toys
and rediscover together the natu-
ral Florida that is such a big at-
traction for vacationers.
"A birdbook, a pair of binoc-
ulars and a camera are all it takes
to open up the fascinating world
of birding and wildlife viewing,"
Kiser said.
A visit to MyFWC.com and
clicking on "Quick Clicks" will
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MELLIE SHELTON
ALTHA Mellie Shelton, 97, of Altha, passed
away Saturday, July 18, 2009, in Blountstown. She
was born on September 3, 1911 to the late John Bry-
ant Sewell and Callie White Sewell. She was a life-
long resident of Calhoun County and was a member
of the First Baptist Church in Blountstown.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Rob-
ert J. Flanders, Sr. and James A; Shelton; a son, Fer-
rell Shelton; three sisters, Lillie Sewell Free, Saman-
tha Sewell Brooks and Agnes Sewell; two brothers,
Albert and Alfred Sewell and an infant son, Glenn
Terrell Shelton.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Flanders, Jr. of
Altha and Dennis Shelton of Plant City; two daugh-
ters, Roberta Flanders Slay of Mobile, AL and Melva
Shelton of Plant City; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-
grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, July 21 from the Ad-
ams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Th-
rockmorton officiating. Interment will follow in the
New Shiloh Cemetery near Altha;
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LAND CLEARING

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Allen Boyd's vote on Clean Energy Act

destructive for businesses in rural N. FL


To the editor,
Regarding Repre-
sentative Allen Boyd's
vote for the Waxman-
Markey American
Clean Energy and Se-
curity Act, let me give
a real life local example
of why this bill and
Rep. Boyd's vote is so


destructive. On Feb. 27 a small
group organized as Sunshine State
Partners, LLC purchased the Sun-
shine State Cypress operation in
Liberty County. This sawmill
and mulch plant was scheduled to
close its doors on that date. With
that purchase, our group saved 27
local jobs. We have continued to
invest heavily in improving the
operations of our facility.
Like every manufacturing
business in rural North Florida,
Sunshine State Cypress is totally
energy dependent. Carbon based
fuel is our lifeblood. Our vendors
are carbon based fuel dependent
as well. These vendors include
numerous timber dealers, logging
contractors, trucking companies,


a Hollywood legislator
and rammed through
by the San. Francisco
Speaker of the House.
It is designed to install
a California-style ener-
gy policy on a national
level and the results are
already a foregone con-
clusion. To see these


gas and oil companies, the tele- results, one only need to look at
phone and electric utility compa- the current fiscal condition of the
nies, parts supply houses, etc. The State of California. It's broke,
cost of operation of every one of busted, it's credit rating is junk
these vendors would be increased and it's passing out IOUs on its
by this legislation. Therefore, our financial obligations. Businesses
costs of operation would increase are leaving the State and residents
directly through:our vendors as are trying to get out if they can.
well. Whether we would be able Why in the world would Rep.
to continue to operate if Con- Boyd wish this on the people of
gress approves this bill remains North Florida and on the citizens
to be seen, but certainly the odds of our country?
against us and all of these support- Rep. Boyd has obviously forgot-
ing businesses would be increased tenwho he represents. Florida's 2nd
substantially. Congressional District needs and
Rep. Boyd laid out his argu- deserves better in 2010.
ment for voting for this bill in his Doug Brock,
editorial. All of his points can Operations Manager
be refuted with one word: Cali- Sunshine State Partners,
fornia. This is a bill written b3 LLC, Hosford


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dollarweed I've pulled. It is
one of the most pervasive and
frustrating weeds for gardeners.
Dollarweed, also known as
pennywort, is 'classified as a
broadleaf weed. The leaves look
similar to a lily pad and can
grow up to the size of a silver
dollar, hence the plant's name.
It grows low to the ground, with
one round, waxy leaf per petiole.
The petiole (stem) is found in the
center of the leaf, like a miniature
umbrella.
Dollarweed is an indicator
weed for high moisture areas and
weakened turfgrass. It prefers
damp areas and is worse during
years of above average rainfall.
However, once established it will
grow in drier sites.
The first line of defense in
controlling dollarweed is to take
control of your irrigation system.
Dollarweed thrives in lawns that
are watered too much. You will
fiqd it difficult or impossible
to control dollarweed in areas
that stay wet or where irrigation
occurs frequently. Established
lawns should be watered on an
"as-needed" basis. University of
Florida research demonstrated
a 24% reduction in dollarweed
numbers simply by reducing the
frequency of irrigation.
Thick healthy turfgrass is
also important in the prevention
of creeping type weeds like
dollarweed. Heavy dollarweed
infestations are often the result
of poor cultural practices
such as mowing too low or


by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County
failure to manage diseases in a
timely manner. Good,cultural
practices like proper mowing and
maintaining good soil fertility
are important in reducing the
predominance of weeds.
SControl in Turf: Isoxaben
(Gallery) is recommended
-for preemergence control of
dollarweed. Preemergence
herbicides must be applied at the
correct time in spring before the
weed seed germinates. However,
since dollarweed is a perennial
weed with creeping underground
stems, additional control measures
will usually be needed.
Postemergence products are
applied to the growing weed.
Products containing atrazine
(Image for St. Augustinegrass
and Centipedegrass or Ortho
Weed B Gon Spot Weed Killer
for St. Augustine Lawns) or the
three-way mixes that include 2,4-
D and dicamba (Spectracide
Weed Stop 2x Weed Killer for
Lawns or Bayer Advanced M
Southern Weed Killer for Lawns)
will provide fair control as will
imazaquin (Image Nutsedge
Killer).
However, tolerances of
various turfgrass species differ
tremendously to herbicides so
it is critical that labels are read
carefully for uses, rates, timing
of application, etc. and strictly
adhered to. Remember also
that some herbicides cannot be


used-when we are experiencing
temperatures above 85 degrees F.
Control in Ornamentals:
Cultural practices and mulches
are most likely your best defense
since few effective herbicides
are available for ornamental
beds. Coarse textured mulches
like. pine straw or pine mulch
2-4" deep will help smother and
limit invasion. Hoeing and hand
pulling will also help reduce
population density but regrowth
will occur unless underground
~Stems are removed.
Image Nutsedge Killer
(imazaquin) lists dollarweed
control with repeat applications
and can be used around
some ornamentals. Read the
label carefully for specific
use applications. Isoxaben
(Gallery@) can also be 'applied
to many ornamentals. Glyphosate
(RoundUp) can be applied
directlyto dollarweed foliage, but
extreme care is necessary to avoid
any contact with ornamentals or
severe injury can occur.
Another control option is to
hand-pull it. Just be sure to get
the white rhizomes as well as the
plant itself.
Theresa Friday is the
Residential Horticulture
Extension Agent for Santa Rosa
County. The use of trcde names,
ifused in this article, is solely for
the purpose ofproviding specific
information. It is not a guarantee,
warranty, or endorsement of the
product name(s) and does not
signify that they are approved to
the exclusion ofothers.


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June 30 Liberty School Bd. special meeting minutes


Official minutes from the
June30, 2009 special meeting
of the Liberty County School Board as
Recorded by the board secretary.

The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Kyle Peddie.
Members present were Roger
Reddick, Tommy Duggar, Lo-
gan Kever, Darrel Hayes, Kyle
Peddie and Superintendent Sue
Summers.
1. The prayer was offered by
Hayes and the Pledge of Alle-
giance was led by Kever..
2. Summers recognized and
expressed appreciation for the
County Office staff and the hard
work they have been doing this
summer in preparing the grant
applications required in order for
the district to receive the ARRA
funds.
Peddie recognized and congrat-
ulated Superintendent Summers
for completion of her leadership
requirements.
3. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and car-
ried unanimously to adopt the
agenda.
.4. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve the con--
sent items below:
A. Approval of Minutes
June 9, 2009 Workshop
June 9,-2009
B. Financial Statements for
June 10, 2009, -
C. Budget Amendments
110-04, 210-01, 220-01, 340-
03, 360-02, 370-02, 390-03,
410-01 and 420-04
D. Bills and Payroll for June,
2009.
5. ACTION ITEMS:
1. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve revised
2009-2010 12 Month Administra-
tive/Non-Instructional Calendar.
2. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Kever and
carried unanimously to approve
2009-2010 Memorandum of Un-
derstandin'g Between North Flor-
ida Child Development, Inc. and
Liberty County School District.
3. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried


unanimously to approve Contract
for Services Between the Chipo-
la Regional Workforce Devel-
opment Board, Inc. and Liberty
County School District.
4. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
Agreement Between Mathemat-
ics University and Liberty County
School Board.
5. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Duggar and car-
ried unanimously to approve
2009-2010 School Resource Of-
ficer Agreement Between Liberty
County Sheriff's Office and the
Liberty County School Board.
.6.Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and car-
ried unanimously to approve
2009-2010 Salary Schedule.-
7.Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve Summer
Youth Work Experience Agree-
ment Between Liberty County
.School Board and the One Stop
Career Center.
6. PERSONNEL
1. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation for Staci Fant
to work the month of June, 2009
(paraprofessional) at a rate of
$12.00 per hour.
2. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve rec-
ommendation of Staci Fant as
School Secretary at W.R. Tolar
K-8 School to be effective July 1,
2009 for the 2009-2010 school
year.
3. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation for Betty Orama to
work the month of June, 2009
(paraprofessional)-at a rate of
$12.00 per hour.
4. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Betty Orama
as School Secretary at Hosford
Elementary and Junior High
School to be effective July 1,
2009 for the 2009-2010 school
year.


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5. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation for Zandra Graham
to teach dual enrollment classes
at Liberty County High School for-
2009-2010 school year.
6.Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve the fol-
lowing personnel for ESE sum-
mer work to be paid from IDEA or
SEDNET Grant: Elaine Anders,
Paraprofessional (substitute for
Laura White) to be paid from
Medicaid Reimbursement; Win-
ter McLemore, Social Worker, 2
days, at $22.00 per hour to be
paid from SEDNET/ESE Grant.
7. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve the fol-
lowing personnel to work in the
21st Century Summer Program:

CERTIFIED TEACHER
Hannah Gingerich
Lynn Guthrie

PARAPROFESSIONAL
Gwynn McCoy

BUS DRIVER
(Paraprofessional)
Andrea Boatwright
Donna Goff
Linda Brown
STUDENT LEADER
Donafin Anders
Lara White
Aaron Black
Benjamin Black
Cheyenne Griffin
J.T. Steverson
Daniel Williams
Marissa Shuler
Trevor Flowers

8. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
the following employees for the
2009-2010 school year: Marc
McCaskill, Director of Mainte-
nance and Transportation; Gay
Lewis, Director of Instruction;
Karen Peddie, Director of Ad-
ministration; Stephanie Hofheinz,.
Director of Finance; Jason Fowl-
er, Coordinator of Special Pro-
grams; Kathy Nobles, Principal,


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W.R. Tolar K-8 School; Harriet
Brady, Principal, Liberty County
High School; Rusty Hill, Assistant
Principal, Liberty County High
School; Aaron Day, Interim Prin-
cipal, Hosford Elementary and Jr.
High School.
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to add as an emer-
gency item (inadvertently left off
of list) recommendation of Su-
zann Stoutamire as Coordinator
of Early Childhood Programs for
the 2009-2010 school year.
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Suzann Stoutamire
as Coordinator of Early Child-
hood Programs for the 2009-
2010 school year.
9. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded- by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Donnie Lee Cox-
well as Teacher at Liberty.County
School for the 2000-2010 school
year.
10. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
correction in the minutes of June
9, 2009 on following person-
nel for ESE summer work to be
paid from IDEA and or SEDNET
Grant: Kari Smith change from
15 days to 12 days to be paid
_from SEDNET for one week in
June, from Medicaid Reimburse-
ment for 4 days in June and
4 days in July, 2009- from Title
VIB. week in June, from Medic-
aid Reimbursement for 4 days in
June and 4 days in July, 2009
from Title VIB; Dorothy Carlton -
change from 10 days to 13 days
to be paid from SEDNET for one
week in June and from Title VIB
for five days in July, 2009; Karen
Dudley change tQ be paid from
Title VIB, IDEA Grant to being
paid from SEDNET in June and
Title VIB in July, 2009.
7. OLD BUSINESS
Peddie asked for motion to re-
move from item tabled at June 9,
2009 meeting.
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by-Hayes and carried
unanimously to remove from ta-


ble request for permission to ad-
vertise for Vocational/Agriculture
Instructional Position at Liberty
County. High School (10 month
position).
Motion was made by Kever and
seconded by Reddick to consider
request for permission to adver-
tise for Vocational/Agriculture
Instructional Position at Liberty
County High School at Liberty
County High School (10 month
position). For motion:. Kever,
Duggar. Against motion: Hayes,
Reddick, Peddie.
8. INFORMATION AND DIS-
CUSSION ITEMS
Hofheinz, Finance Officer, in-
formed the Board of the required
meeting to approve the budget for
advertising on July 24,2009. The
Board set the time for meeting at
8:00 a.m. on July 24, 2009.
S9. SUPERINTENDENT'S RE-
PORTS
10.. BOARD MEMBERS CON-
CERNS
Some of the Board Members
said they had received calls con-
cerning the proposed change in
school times for next year. Su-
perintendent Summers explained
that the only difference was the
30 minutes later in the morning
(parents will still be able to drop
children off at 7:30 a.m. as they
have in the past) and 30 minutes
later in the afternoons.
11: EXPULSION HEARING
09-10/01 RE-CONVENED
(CLOSED)
Peddie asked everyone to leave
other than the people involved in
the expulsion hearing which was
being re-convened from the June
9, 2009 meeting.
Superintendent Summers
opened the expulsion hearing
and recommended the student
be expelled (180. days) but with
the option.to attend the Horizons
School for the 2009-2010 school
year. The -Board voted unani-
mously to approve Superinten-
dent Summers' recommenda-
tion.
Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Hayes and car-
ried- unanimously to adjourn the
meeting.


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Official minutes from the
June 2, 2009 regular meeting
of the Liberty County Board
of County Commissioners as
recorded by the board secretary.
The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Albert Butcher.
Present at. the meeting were
Commissioners Davis Stou-
tamire, Dexter Barber, Jim John-
son, -Kevin Williams, Attorney
Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert
Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla
Kearce.
Prayer was led by Reverend
Carl Wiggins.
Pledge of allegiance was led by
Stoutamire.
Motion to approve the minutes
of the regular meeting held May
11 and special meeting May 28,
2009 was made by Stoutamire,
seconded by Barber and car-
ried.
Manning Miller discussed the
Rock Bluff Community Volunteer
Fire Department. There is a Fire
Station Construction Grant avail-
able with no match. The Board
told him to apply for the funds.
The Board told Thomas Brown
that the Road Department will
take care of Green Acres Road.
The Board gave Phil Deck the
O.K. on installing theater cur-
tains in the Civic Center.
Mark Todd discussed the road
at Telogia Creek Estates. The
Board told Todd to get on the
agenda for the next regular
meeting.
Williams discussed the McKuen
ditch drainage easement.
Motion was made by Stou-


tamire to approve the agenda,
seconded by Johnson and car-
ried.
Bids on EWP CR 12 were
opened. 1. GAC Contractors bid
$130,962.17. 2. North Florida
Construction bid $114,391.25. 3.
C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.
bid $77,374.00. 4. Panhandle
Construction bid $152,328.00.
Motion to award the low bid to
C.W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.
in the amount of$77,374.00 was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Stoutamire and carried.
Mario Amaya would like to sell
dirt to the county.
Julius Pullam. talked to the
Board about Drivers Cemetery.
The Board told Pullam that his
dispute was with the church and
not the county. The county does
not have anything to do with the
cemetery.
Rhonda Lewis presented FEMA
project # 1545-179-R modifica-
tion agreement and she would
apply for a 12 1/2 percent waiver.
Motion to approve the waiver
was made by Johnson, second-
ed by Williams and carried.
Jo Ann Dawson talked to the
Board about the SHIP work that
was done on her home and the
air conditioner that has not been
installed. The board will have
a look at what has been done
and get back with Dawson. The
board also said that they wanted
the air conditioner put in imme- .
diately.
Dr. Gene Charbonneau gave
an update on the Health Depart-
ment. Motion to approve a letter


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SHIP Grant
Weatherization Grant
Small County Grant
Payroll


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3901-3908
4465-4487
3756-3778
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Albert Butcher, Chairman-


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0 4W ,Official minutes from the
June 18, 2009 special meeting
of the Liberty County Board
of County Commissioners as
recorded by the board secretary.

The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Albert Butcher.
Present were Commissioners
Davis Stoutamire, Dexter Bar-
ber, Jim Johnson, Kevin Wil-
liams, Attorney Shalene Grover,
and Clerk Robert Hill.
The opening prayer was giv-
en by Chairman Butcher. The
Pledge of Allegiance was led by
Stoutamire..
Motion by Stoutamire, sec-
>n onded by Barber and carried to
approve agenda with one emer-
gency item to add the McKuen
easement to agenda.
Motion by Johnson, seconded
by Stoutamire and carried to ap-
prove Resolution 09-14. This
is a LAP Grant project for side-
walks.
* Motion by Barber, seconded by
Johnson and carried to approve
Resolution 09-15. This is a LAP
Grant Project for guardrails.
Motion by Stoutamire, second-
ed by Johnson and carried to
approve Resolution 09-16. This
continues the practice of interest
earned to be a part of the Clerk
of Court's budget.
,,i,, :Motion by Johnson, seconded
S by Barber and carried to approve
wtd Resolution 09-17. This grants
iv l : special use permit for widening
,n of County Road 12.
-' ,, "Motion by Stoutamire, sec-
oom. onded by Barber and carried


for Liberty County to accept an
Easement across the McKuen
property.
Motion. by Stoutamire, sec-
onded by Barber and carried to
appoint Williams.to the Chipola
Regional Workforce Develop-
ment Board.
Motion by Johnson, seconded
by Stoutamire and carried to ap-
prove Amendment Number 1 for
the Bentley Bluff Project.
Motion by Williams, seconded
by Stoutamire and carried to
open Bentley Bluff Park at 6:00
a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m.
Bids were opened on the Flori-
da River Island Project.

Glenn T. Warren's bids were:
# 1- $189,749.40
# 2 $ 87,659.80
#3 -$102,172.40
Total $ 379,581.60

C.W. Roberts bids were:
# 1 $ 290,928.00
#2 $141,994.00
#3 $154,674.00
Total $ 587,596.00

The Board appointed the fol-
lowing Committee to review
these bids and proposals, evalu-
ate them and give a recommen-
dation to the Board on the July
7, 2009 meeting: Robert Hill;
Shalene Grover, Monica Brin-
kley, Phil Deck, Buddy Money,
alternates Steven Ford and
Steve Swier. Motion to approve
by Stoutamire, seconded by Wil-
liams and carried.
Motion by Johnson, seconded


by Williams and carried to ap-
prove request from Warden Chris
Douglas for the use of Bristol
Boat Landing for a Catfish Tour-
nament on August 8, 2009.
Motion to adjourn by Johnson,
seconded by Stoutamire and
carried.

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Albert Butcher, Chairman

June 1 special

Liberty County

Commission

meeting minutes

Official minutes from the
June 1, 2009 special meeting
of the Liberty County Board
of County Commissioners as
-recorded by the board secretary.

The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Albert Butcher.
Present were Commissioners
Davis Stoutamire, Dexter Bar-
ber, Jim Johnson, Kevin Wil-
liams, and Clerk Robert Hill.
Motion by Stoutamire, sec-
onded by Barber, and carried to
table Proposed Ordinance 09-
04. This action cancels the pub-
lic hearings for June 4, 2009 and
July 7, 2009.
Motion to adjourn by Stou-
tamire, seconded by Johnson
and carried.

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Albert Butcher, Chairman


stating that to build the FQHC
building by the EOC building
would be in compliance with
the land development code was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Motion to approve the request
by Jeffrey Mason with the U S
Special Operations Command
for military training exercises
in Liberty County was made by
Barber, seconded by Stoutamire
and carried.
Motion to approve a letter of
support for North Florida Child
Development, Inc. was made
by Johnson, seconded by Stou-
tamire and carried.
Motion to approve the let-
ter from the U.S. Dept. of Agri-
culture concerning the county
maintaining FH-13 was made by
Johnson, seconded by Williams
and carried.
Motion to accept the Steve
and Cynthia McKuhen drainage
easement was made by Stou-
tamire, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to pay the bills was
made by Barber, seconded by
Stoutamire and carried..
Motion to adjourn was made by
Stoutamire, seconded by John-
son and carried.


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partments


ITEMS FOR SALE -

Matching couch, love seat and
chair, Queen Anne style, $200. Call
762-8586. 7-22,7-29
Mounted Bobcat, $150. Call.762-
8586. 7-22,7-29
'Million Dollar Baby' 4 in 1 crib
and mattress. Style is 'Emily' and
is stained honey oak. The crib con-
verts to a toddler bed, daybed then
into a full size bed: It can be seen on-
line at http,//www.rilliondollarbaby.
com/SS_M4791 c_new.html. It has
a matching 3 drawer dresser/chang-
ing table with pad. It can be seen
online as well at http://www.million-
dollarbaby.com/SS_M4715cp.htm.
Paid $600 for the set, asking $250.
Call 643-4362. 7-22, 7-29-

Green & burgundy recliner, good
condition, $45. Call 674-8437.
7-22,7-29

Burgundy couch and recliner,
$150; king size cherry wood head-
board, $50; white wooden baby bed
with drawer built in, new mattress,
bumper pads, sheets and mobile,
$125. Call 674-1403. 7-22,7-29

Pride Rally mobility scooter de-
luxe, used three times, excellent
condition, has cover and oxygen
tank holder. Asking $1,400 OBO.
Call 663-9838. 7-22,7-29

Mizerak Sears pool table, 2 1/2
years old, excellent condition, in-
cludes accessories, $550 OBO.
Call 663-9838. 7-22, 7-29'

Weight bench with weights, $50.
Call 447-1129. 7-22,7-29

George Foreman rotisserie, $25.
Call 447-1129. 7-22,7-29

A-Beka home school books, com-
plete parent kit, second grade, child
kit workbooks not included. Paid
$295, asking $100. Call 643-1038.
7-22, 7-29

Figaro anklet or men's bracelet,
10 ct. gold, diamond cut, 10 inch,
excellent condition, $25 or best of-
fer. Call 643-3370. 7-22; 7-29
Windows, two, new, aluminum,' 36
x 36, comes with screens, $75 for
both. Call 674-6242. 7-22,7-29

Brown leather recliner, new condi-
tion, $300. Call 643-5886 or 643-
2336, ask for Mitch or Heather.
7-15, 7-22


Twin-size metal and wood bed, no
mattress, $20. Call 294-6002.
7-15,7-22

Men's 8" lace up boots, size 9B
lightweight Fin & Feather, like new.
Paid $119, asking $50. Call 674-
8055. 7-15,7-22

Free baby palm trees, you dig up.
Call 643-5774. 7-15,7-22

Cedar trees, make offer. Call 674-
3264. 7-15,7-22

55-gallon steel drums with lids,
25, $10 each, excellent storage.
Call 592-5780. 7-22, 8-12

Tell 'em You saw it in the
Calhoun-Liberty Journal!


APPLIANCES

Whirlpool dryer, works good, $100.
Call 674-8437. 7-22,7-29


ELECTRONICS

Guitar with removal electric pickup,
$75. Call 762-8586. 7-22,7-29
X-Box 360 console, like new,
comes with 10 games, two control-
lers, message kit and camera. Good
condition, $300 firm. Call 674-
1637.
7-22, 7-29

Sound system, used in Telogia
Baptist Church, asking $500. If in-
terested call Rev. Tommy Sumner at
643-1302. 7-22,7-29
Kodak Easy Share digital camera,
$30. Call 447-1129. 7-22,7-29

54" Samsung projection TV with
in home warranty until 2010, $500.
Call 762-4251. 7-15,7-22

Les Paul Gibson electric guitar
with Gibson USA case. Must see to
appreciate. $1,500 firm. Call 762-
4841. 7-15,7-22

19" color TV, non-digital, $20. Call
294-6002. 7-15,7-22

Texas Instruments T183 plus
graphing calculator with instruc-
tion book. Paid $100, asking $40.
Call 643-7896. UFN



CARS

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, 4-doors,
CD player, AC, needs new head-
gasket and windows fixed, $1,100
OBO. Call 674-3323. 7-22,7-29

1998 Chevy Cavalier, two door, five
speed, very good condition, $1,500.
Call 819-2154. 7-22,7-29

1987 XJ6 Jag in good condition,
$3,000. Call 379-8490 or 570-
3806.
7-15,7-22

1999 Ford Taurus Wagon, 78K
.miles, excellent working condition.
One dent on rear driver's side door,
$3,200. Call 643-5538. 7-15,7-22


TRUCKS & SUVS


2000 Ford F250, V-10, dual ex-
haust, 'gold color, 3" lift, approxi-
mately 164,000 miles, $7,450. Call
643-7899 or 674-1492. '7-22,7-29

1980 4x4 Chevrolet, motor runs
good, needs transmission, $900
OBO. Call 718-6580. 7-15,7-22

1993 Chevy Silverado, V6 standard
2 wheel drive, new motor, transmis-
sion, front end, brakes, tires and
rims, u-joints and drive shaft Has
CD player, motor has 50,000 miles
and the transmission has 30,000.
Asking $2,500. Call 639-5081 or
643-7096, if no answer please leave
a message. 7-15,7-22


S1991 Ford 150, three-hundred
straight 6, auto, full-size bed. Call
272-4780 or 526-3738. 7-15, 7-22


AUTO ACCESSORIES


Tires, set of four, 245-70-R-17,
9,000 miles, $150 for all; 205-75-15,
set of four, good, used trailer tires,
$65 for all. Call 592-5780. 7-22,7-29
Two 16" tires, on rims, good tread,
$40. Call 379-3966. 7-22, 7-29

V-6 Nissan motor, excellent shape,
$200. Call 643-1514. 7-15,7-22


MOTORCYCLES

& ATVS


2008 Honda Shadow 750, 1,930
miles, everything new, garage kept,
asking $6,000. Call Jason at 272-
9618. 7-22,7-29
Mini bike, $150. Call 379-3966.
7-22, 7-29


LOST & FOUND

LOST: Men's Wallet, possibly on
Hwy. 20 on July 16. Sentimental
contents, would love it back, cash
reward for return. Call 258-5851.
7-22, 7-29
LOST DOG: Small beagle, black,
white and tan with a red cloth collar.
Went missing July 13 from home
in Bristol. If seen, please call 643-
6041. Grandkids miss their dog.
7-22, 7-29
FOUND DOG: Hound/Pitbull mix,
just a puppy, nice coloring and very
friendly. Seems.to be a watch dog.
Needs a good home. Call 643-
4491.
7-22, 7-29
LOST: Yellow cockatiel, answers
to Tweety' talks, says "pretty bird."
Lost on CR 379A in Bristol, flew
away from home. Call 294-0462 or
643-3524. 7-22,7-29

FOUND: Adult cockatiel, gray with
yellow head, orange spots on sides
of head. Found on 2nd street in
Neal Subdivision in Bristol on July
17. Was in need of medical atten-
tion, was taken to St. Francis Wild-
life Refuge in Havana. Call Donna
at 627-4151 to claim. 7-22,7-29
LOST: Cocker Spaniel, brown with
white chest, 33 pounds, two years
old, scar on right side of head. Lost
in Slip and Slide area (near Sue
SSummers' home) on July 5. Name is
Boone, collar is camo color, reward
for return. Call 545-8959. 7-15,7-22



TOOLS AND HEAVY

EQUIPMENT

Push lawn mower with bagger,
$125. Call 674-1403. 7-22,7-29

45' boxed trailer, road ready, will
take best offer. Call 674-2606 or
557-9471. 7-22,7-29


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Bosch combo kit, five piece, 18
volt. Never been used, drill and
saws. Call 643-3007 for more infor-
mation. 7-15, 7-22


Troy-bilt tiller, $300.
7132.


Call 643-
7-15,7-22


26 ft. Gooseneck equipment trail-
er, 2005 deckover, 22 ft. deck, 4 ft.
dove, 14K, $3,400. Call 762-4407.
7-15, 7-22
.18 ft. dove tail trailer w/ramps and
electric brakes, in excellent shape,
.$1,700. Call 237-1435. 7-15,7-22
2008 Horton v-hull enclosed
trailer, 7x16, trailer brakes, set up
for landscaping, $3,500. Call 643-
6589. 7-15,7-22


1H-IOMS&IAND

One acre of prime real estate
on Ashley Shiver Road, between
Blountstown and Altha right off Hwy.
71, $22,500; 1/2 acre on Blackbot-
tom Road off Hwy. 275 N, Aftha,
$12,000. Call 674-7138. 7-22,7-29

Three bedroom oh Finley Ave.,
located in Blountstown, 1,400 sq.
ft.,.two baths; vinyl siding, laminate
floors in living, dining and kitchen,
carpet in. bedrooms, tile in bath-
room, bay window, appliances in-
cluded, $115,000 or best offer. Call
447-0951, 674-4118 or 557-4133.
7-22,7-29
3.96 acres in Blountstown, 300
yards more or less from public boat
landing on the Appalachicola River,
mixed zone use, boundary and el-
evation survey done, property bor-
ders two paved dead end streets,
property is free and clear with no
mortgages or liens, would make an
ideal campground/RV park with bait
and tackle store and/or bar. .Will
trade for a lot on Beacon Hill, St.
Joe Beach or Mexico Beach that
is zoned to allow for travel trailers.
Property must be free and clear
of any liens with no mortgages on
parcel. Call 674-5026, 674-5887 or
643-1723. 7-22, 7-29




Lawrence e


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HOSP1T'lL
Jerry C. Lawrence, DVM
Emergencies:
(850) 856-5827 or (850) 856-5918
Hours:
Monday- Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DOCTOR'S HOURS BY APPOINTMENT.
WE PROVIDE: Boarding.
SGrooming Preventative
Healthcare programs which include
vaccinations and yearly checkups
Spay/neuter program to reduce
unwanted puppies/kittens.
PLUS MANY OTHER SERVICES.
CALL US ANYTIME IF YOU HAVE
ANY QUESTIONS.
43 N. Cleveland St., Quincy
OFFICE (850) 627-8338 ,


House for sale, 2 bd., 1 bth., newly
remodeled w/CHA and new metal
roof on lot in Hosford/Telogia area,
$67,000. Call 570-4212. 7-15,7-22
House for sale, 2 bd., 1 bth., brick,
newly remodeled kitchen and bath,
in ground pool, pole barn, screened
in porch, located on 3rd Street in
Bristol, $115,000. Call 556-4572.
7-15, 7-22
Lot for sale in Bristol, 150x300.
Call 597-6620. 7-15,7-22
1.4 acres land in Hosford for sale.
Hwy. frontage. Call 643-7326 or
212-8300. 6-17, 8-19

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


GUNS..

Marlin model 60, 22 cal. rifle, semi-
automatic, $100; Savage model 64,
22 cal. rifle, semi-automatic, new
condition, $110. Call 762-8586.
7-22, 7-29
AK 47, comes with two 30 round
clips plus 1,000 rounds of hollow
point, $1,000. Call 762-8000.
7-22,7-29


PETS/SUPPLIES


Beagle puppies, seven weeks old,
$75 each. Call 814-1289. 7-22,t729
Free to good home: mixed female
dog, five years old, good with chil-
dren, spayed, medium sized, white
and brown, named Shug. Call 762-
4045. 7-22,7-29

Beagle puppies, 7 weeks old, $75
each. Call 814-1289.. 7-22,7-29

Free to good homes: four hunting
puppies, approximately six weeks
old, found on road. Call 762-9496
or 272-9017. 7-15,7-22
Free to a good home, two female
hunting puppies. Call 762-9496.
7-15,7-22
1 1/2 year old female cat, spayed,
very playful, Tortoise shell color.
We're moving. Free to a good home.
Call 639-9771. 7-15,7-22
Rotweiler female, born Feb. 1, free.
Call 643-6635. 7-15,7-22
4'x3' Rabbit cage on. stand for out-
doors, $15. Call 674-6940. 7-15,7-22


WANTED

Small adult dog, one to three years
old, good indoor dog. Call 663-
9838. 7-22,7-29

HORSE
FOR SALE
Part Arabian Mare,
8 weeks
Professionally
trained, asking $600.
Call 643-5877 for
more information.


Information to find the lady that
adopted a dog named Jack about a
month ago. We need to get papers
transferred to new owner's infor-
mation for vet purposes. Call 663-
9838. 7-22,7-29

Land and mobile home, rent to
own in the Hosford/Telogia area.
Call 379-9403. 7-22,7-29

Turkey hen or turkey eggs for in-
cubation. Call 674-6242.. 7-22, 7-29

Parts for a M John Deere tractor.
Call 643-3509. 7-15,7-22

Someone knowledgeable with
dog grooming skills in the Altha/
Blountstown area. Call 762-2867.
7-15,7-22

Looking for a ride to work in
Blountstown. Call 674-6940.
7-15,7-22

Looking for a place to rent in Jack-
son County near 1-10 for one person.
Call 674-3264. 7-15,7-22

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


1984 35 ft. Alumalite bumper pull
camper trailer, $2,800 OBO. Call
718-6580. 7-22,7-29



WATERCRF.
&SUPPLIES.


16' McKeecraft boat with 135 Hp
Johnson with galvanized trailer,
$2,500. Call 447-3108. 7-22,7-29

1985 Mercury motor, 35 hp, for
parts, $250; power tilt and trim for
outboard motor with controls, $200.
Call 762-8000. 7-22,7-29

1996 Southern Star 24 ft. fiberglass
pontoon boat. Dual batteries and
tanks. All the bells and whistles,
tandem axel trailer, 75 hp Force mo-
tor, $3,800. Call 762-4251. 7-15,7-22

2003 Bracewell-welded 16 ft. boat,
48" wide and 16" sides, 46 lb. thrust
trolling motor and depth finder,
$4,000 OBO. Call 643-5516.
7-15, 7-22


Truck bedliner, fits a small truck.
Call 674-6242. 7-22,7-29


YAR :SALES;

Saturday, July 25, beginning at 7
a.m. at 25213 North Main St. in Al-
tha. Items include handmade jewel-
ry, women's plus size clothing, misc.
golf items, VHS movies, microwave,
assorted household items and much
more. Watch for signs.


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Florida's June

unemployment

rates released
from Kenny Griffin,
Chipola Regional Workforce Board
In June 2009 Liberty County
once again had the lowest un-
employment rate in the state of
Florida with a rate of 5.5 per-
cent, followed by Franklin and
Monroe at 6.6 percent each.
According to Florida's Agen-
cy for Workforce Innovation,
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment for June 2009
is 10.6 percent. This represents
970,000 jobless out of a labor
force of 9,192,000. The unem-
ployment rate is 0.3 percentage
points higher than the revised
May rate of 10.3 and is up 4.6
percentage points froi the June
2008 rate.
The states unemployment rate
is 1.1 percentage points higher,
than the national unemploy-
.ment rate of 9.5 percent. The
last time the unemployment rate
was higher than Jine 2009 was
October 1975 when it was 11.0
percent.
-Florida's total nonagricul-
tural employment in June 2009
is 7,379,400 representing a job
loss of 392,800, or -5.1 percent
compared to June 2008. This
is steeper than the national rate
of decline for June which is
-4.1 percent over the year. The
: June 2009 job loss continues the
trend of annual declines that be-
gan.in August 2007. The down-
turn started with declines in
construction jobs, but has now
spread to almost all other major
industries.
-.-----UNEMPLOYMENT RATES------

Jun.'09 May'09 Jun.'08


Liberty......5.5 5.0


Calhoun...8.7

Jackson....7.6

Holmes.....8.0

Washington...10.1


Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners will be accepting
Sealed Bids for:
20 K Installed Residential
Generator on Concrete Pad with
a 400 Amp Automatic Transfer
Switch. Proof of License and
Insurance Required
Location:
Liberty County Transit
15629 NW CR 12
Bristol, FL 32321
850-643-2524
Please indicate on the enve-
lope that this is a Sealed bid and
marked Transit Generator
Proposals will be received until
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on Au-
gust 3, 2009 at the Liberty County
Clerk's Office, at the Liberty Cbun-
ty Courthouse, 10818 NW S.R.
20, Bristol, FL Or mailed to PO.
Box 399 Bristol, FI 32321
The Board of County Commis-
sioners reserves the right to waive
informalities in any proposal, to
accept and/or reject any or all pro-
posals, and to accept the bid that
in their judgment will be in the best
interest'of Liberty COunty.
Bids will be reviewed at the next
Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners regularly sched-
uled meeting, August 4,'2009, at
7p.m.


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Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners will be.accepting
Sealed Bids for:
6' high 9 gauge chain link fence
installed with 1 5/8 top rail- sch
40, 2" x8'- sch- 40 line post, 3" x
9' terminal post- sch 40, Double
drive gates 1 5/8" frame- sch
40- 9.gauge, and walk gates 1 5/8
:frameq.sch 40- 9 gauge. Work-
ers Compensation and General
SLiaility Insurance required.
BJIDER MUST MEASURE.,
Location:
Liberty County Transit
15629 NW CR 12 .
S Bristol, FL32321-
850-643-2524


6,8 5.3
Please indicate on th ene'e-
7.5 5.0 .lope that this is a Sealed.bid and
marked Transit Fence Proposals
will be received until 4:00 p.m.
9.2 5.9 Eastern Time, on August 3, 2009
at the Liberty County Clerk's Of-


CHIPOLA COLLEGE
is recruiting for a full time

SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR


Master's degree with a major in Sociology-or a Mas-
ter's degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours
in Sociology required. Additional 18 graduate semes-
ter hours in one of the following disciplines preferred:
Geography, History, Political Science, or Religion.'

Degree(s) must be from a regionally
accredited college and/or university.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Contact Human Resources at (850)718-2269, Monday
through Thursday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm for application
details.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 7-29


fice, at the Liberty County Court-
house, 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol,
FL 32321. Or mailed to P.O. Box
399 Bristol, FI 32321
The Board of County Commis-
sioners reserves the right to waive
informalities in any proposal, to
accept and/or reject any or all pro-
posals, and to accept the bid that
in their judgment will be in the best
interest of Liberty County.
Bids will be reviewed at the next
Liberty County Board of County
Commissioners regularly sched-
uled meeting, August 4, 2009, at
7p.m..


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FRONT DOOR at the LIBERTY
County Courthouse located at
HIGHWAY 20 in BRISTOL, Flor-
ida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 29 day
of September, 2009 the following
described property a set forth in
said Summary Final Judgement,
to-wit:
LOT 4, BLOCK "C", SHULER
HEIGHTS, UNIT NO. 3, A SUBDI-
VISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK A, PAGE 5B OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF LIBERTY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale. if any.
other than the property owner as
nf the date of the i s nendrans


must file a claim within 60 days
7-22 7- after the sale.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 39-2008-CA-000129
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
GSAMP ,TRUST 2006-HE5,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-
HE5;
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JAMES ,D. HYATT; TERESA
E. HYATT; ANY AND. ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIMAN INTERESTS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS,
INC. F/K/A AAMES FUNDING
CORPORATION DBA AAMES
HOME LOAN; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judge-
ment of Foreclosure dated July
9, 2009 entered in Civil Case No.
39-2008-CA-000129 of the Circuit
Court of the 2ND Judicial Circuit
in and for LIBERTY County, BRIS-
TOL, Florida, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at


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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT
ORDINANCE 09-04
Notice is given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Liberty
County, Florida, proposes to adopt
the following Ordinance:
AN ORDINANCEOF THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLOR-


IDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE
04-03, PROVIDING FOR A SUR-
CHARGE TO BE ASSESSED
IN NON-CRIMINAL TRAFFIC
CASES; PROVIDING FOR CON-
FLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEV-
ERABILITY; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A public hearing on the Ordinance
will be held at 7:00 p.m. eastern
standard time, on August 4, 2009,.
at the Liberty County Courthouse,
Highway 20, Bristol, Florida,
32321.
All interested persons are invited
to attend. A copy of the proposed
Ordinance may be reviewed at
the Board of County Commission-
ers Office in the Liberty County
Courthouse. In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing special ac-
commodation or an interpreter
to participate in this proceeding
should contact the County Com-
missioners Office at (850) 643-
5404 at least seven days prior to
the date of the hearing. Persons
are advised that if they decide to
appeal any decisions made at this
hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and for such
purposes, they may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
Dated this 9th day of July, 2009.
Liberty County, Florida


Robert Hill,
Clerk to the Board of
County Commissioners


7-22-09


PUBLIC NOTICE:

LC LANDFILL TIPPING FEE INCREASE

Due to the lack of funding.from the State of Florida, tip-
ping fees at the Liberty County Landfill will be adjusted
from thirty dollars per ton with a three dollar minimum
for two hundred pounds or less to fifty.dollars per ton
with a five dollar minimum for two hundred pounds or
less. This increase will go into effect August 1,.2009.
If you have any questions, please call Danny E. Ear-
nest at (850) 643-3777.



PUBLIC NOTICE:

CURB SIDE RECYCLING DISCONTINUED

The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners
regrets to inform the citizens of Liberty County that
due to lack of funding from the State of Florida the curb
side recycling program we have enjoyed for years will
be done away with effective August 1, 2009. Anyone
wishing to recycle can bring your recyclables to the
Liberty County Landfill free of charge. If you have any
questions or concerns, please call Danny E. Earnest,
Solid Waste Director at (850) 643-3777. 7.,. 7-


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Chipola students to benefit from IT
MARIANNA---Chipola Col- scholarships for stu- Research has identified forward to
lege students may get some help dents enrolled in several the Panha
with tuition, and books this Fall computer-related pro- information technology and on herjo
thanks to a new grant for stu- grams. Scholarships are engineering as critical support the future.
dents interested in computers available for Associate industries for growing a Florida'
and information technology, in Arts (AA) degrees in knowledge-based economy Northwest
Officials from Florida's Great Computer Science and ledge-asedleadership
Northwest on July 13 announced Information Technol- in Northwest Florida. and work
the organization's investment of ogy. AA students typi- ment in 1
$1,150,000 to be used for schol- cally take classes for able for Workforce Certificate Northwest
arships in information tech- two years and then transfer to a program in Computer Systems Pensacola through
nology (IT) and engiiieering university to complete the junior Technology which can be com- The group's prima
programs at seven community and senior years of a bachelor's pleted in as little as one year. to help create a d
colleges and universities in the degree. Chipola president Dr. Gene sustainable econon
Panhandle. Associate in Science (AS) de- Prough, said, "These scholar- nationally and glol
Chipola is participating in the grees in Computer Engineering ships couldn't come at a better tive advantages for
scholarship program along with Technology, Computer Informa- time for our students. This is a ment of key indust
the University of West Flori- tion Technology, and Network- positive example of what can the income and
da, Pensacola Junior College, ing Services Technology are also happen when the Panhandle col- workers and fami
Northwest Florida State College, included among the eligible pro- leges work together for the good serves the region's
Gulf Coast Community College, grams. AS degrees are designed of all. Such cooperative efforts ity of life.
Tallahassee Community College to prepare students for careers can help ensure that Chipola and Research condi
and Florida State University. after'taking one to two years of other regional colleges get their group has identi
Chipola is the recipient of courses. fair share of resources during tion technology
$50,000 to promote and fund Scholarships are also avail- tough economic times. We look ing as critical supp


scholarships


working with
ndle colleges
Dint projects in

s Great
provides
in economic
force develop-
6 counties in
Florida from
STallahassee.
iry mission is
iversified and
ny that creates
)ally competi-
r the develop-
ries, increases
prosperity of
lies, and pre-
Svibrant qual-

ucted by the
fied informa-
and engineer-
port industries


for growing a knowledge-based
economy in Northwest Florida
and for supporting the. growth
in technology-based businesses
such as aerospace and defense,
medical technologies, health
services, anl renewable energy.
The study revealed a dramatic
shortage of graduates from cer-
tification through graduate de-
grees in computer engineering,
industrial engineering, computer
specialist programs, and engi-
neering technician programs in
Northwest Florida as well as at
state and national levels.
The study also revealed that
while sufficient IT and engineer-
ing courses are already offered
throughout the region, there are
not enough graduates from the
programs to meet the region's
growing demand. Florida's
Great Northwest developed the
post-secondary scholarship pro-
gram to spur enrollment in the
region's existing. IT and engi-
neering programs.
"IT and engineering are driv-
ing forces in the expansion of
Northwest Florida's increasing-
ly high-tech, knowledge-based
industries," said Al Wenstrand,
president of Florida's Great
Northwest. "The businesses in
the region have identified a criti-
calworkforce need, confirmed by
the Haas Center study. Through
partnerships with the region's
post-secondary institutions, we
are attempting to meet that need
by growing a workforce from
within Northwest Florida."
A 'unique college alliance,
the Northwest Florida Consor-
tium, will use the grant to award
some 378 scholarships to IT and
engineering students. Eligible
programs range from certifica-
tion to master's degree and span
programs such as Master of Sci-
ence in Software Engineering
and Database Systems, Associ-
ate's in Computer Engineering,
Networking Services, Technical
support as well as Certificates in
Technology Systems, Informa-
tion Technology Management,
Web Development, and Comput-
er Programming, among others.
The consortium will match the
$1 million grant with $2,631,935
for a total program investment of
more than $3.5 million.
At Chipola, WIRED Schol-
arships may fund all or part of
costs for tuition, fees, textbooks
and software. These funds may
be awarded only to students in
technology or computer-related
majors or programs of study. The
new scholarships may be award-
ed in addition to other scholar-
ships or grants. The scholar-
ships will be available only for
the 2009-2010 school year and
will be awarded on a first-come,
first-served basis as qualified ap-
plicants are identified.
For information about
WIRED scholarships at Chipola
College, contact Gail Hartzog
or Pat, Barfield at 850-718-2342
or email: hartzogg@chipola. edu
or Nancy Burns at 850-718-3210
or email: burnsn@chipola.edu


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FWC begins Burmese


python pern
A program to begin ad-
dressing the invasion of Bur-
mese pythons in the Ever-
glades began on Friday, July
17. The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) initiated a
permit program that will allow
herpetology experts to go into
state-managed lands in South
Florida and search for and eu-
thanize Burmese pythons and
other Reptiles of Concern.
FWC staff screened the participants in
this initial program. All permit holders are
required to provide the FWC with GPS loca-
tions of each captured python and to take a
digital photo. The FWC will then study the
data, which will include location, size and
stomach contents, to help further understand
the spread of this nonnative species. Armed
with data, the FWC can share valuable infor-
mation with the U.S. Geological Survey and
Everglades National Park, which are investi-


lit program
gating the behavior and biol-
ogy of the Burmese python
for a better understanding of
the snake's requirements for
survival. This knowledge can
help eradicate the Burmese
python from Florida.
S"One Burmese python is
too many," said Scott Hardin,
FWC's Exotic Species Section
leader. "We hope this program
is the basis for a larger, ex-
panded program that will aid
us in preventing the spread of
this species."
The permits for the first phase of this pro-
gram go from July 17 to Oct. 31. The FWC
will then evaluate expanding the program.
"This is a good way to collect information
critical to finding the best way to eradicate
this harmful snake," said Nick Wiley, FWC's
assistant executive director. "This is a strate-
gic and responsible approach to begin solving
the problem of pythons in Florida:"


9-foot Burmese python bagged

on first day of permit program


Armed with snake hooks and nets, a group
of reptile experts selected by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) to participate in the state's python
permit program captured a 9-foot, 8-inch
Burmese python. The volunteer permit hold-
ers spotted the python in water underneath a
boardwalk leading to a camp on a tree island.
It was later euthanized.
"Honestly, I was surprised. I did not ex-
pect to see a Burmese python today," said


Shawn Heflick of Palm Bay, one of the permit.
holders. "We hope our success today helps us
establish connections with airboat operators
and sportsmen out here in the 'Glades. They
can tell us where these snakes are, so we can
go out and find them."
The FWC's Burmese python permit pro-
gram kicked off Friday. It allows permit
holders to search for pythons on several FWC
wildlife management areas and lands man-
aged by the South Florida Water Management
District.
"Today's success in the field points to the
professionalism and experience of our permit
holders," said FWC Chairman Rodney Barre-
to. "We thank Gov. Charlie Crist for support-
ing this program. Today's outcome shows
that we do have a serious Burmese python
problem, and this program is a good first
step in helping to stop the spread of this
exotic species."
To date, the FWC has issued permits to
five people to participate in the program.
Permit holders must already have a Rep-
tile of Concern permit.. The FWC screens
them before issuing permits for participa-
tion in this program. When permit holders
capture and euthanize a python, they must
report its GPS location and take a digital
photo of the carcass. They must
also fill out a data collection sheet
and submit it to the FWC. If they
wish to do so, permit holders may
sell the snake's hide and meat.
The python permit program runs
from July 17 to Oct. 31, at which
Time the FWC will evaluate the data
collected and determine if it should
extend or expand the program.


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