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Place of Publication: Bristol, Fla
Publication Date: August 19, 2009
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Couple arrested on
methamphetamine
charges in Bristol
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tauenipl at KFC bush hog accident Liberry Country -. Schedules
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Congressman Allen Boyd addresses the crowd Tuesday morning in Blountstown before stepping out into the audience to take questions. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS


Citizens have their say at Town Hall meeting


ABOVE: Dr. Carol Sutton.
CENTER: Altha science teacher
Sally Sims. BELOW:
Blountstown
resident Gary
Calhoun.


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
CongressmanAllenBovyd
got an earful at a Town Hall
meeting in Blountstown
Tuesday.
He was told he needed
a big salary cut,'given "
recommendations for
new legislation and.
reminded, "You work
for us."
Health care reform,
fiscal responsibility
and the energy crisis
were the hot topics. There
were plenty of people who
wanted to talk at the standing-
room-only gathering, which
lasted about 90 minutes.
The Concerned American
Patriots of Jackson County, part of
the Tea Party Patriot mo\ emient,
came armed with signs, portable
billboard filled with hand% written
messages and plenty of questions
for the congressman.

Leonard Hall, a former
Calhoun County resident, dre%%
loud applause for two suggestions.
First, he said that we should
"cut congressmen's salaries
immediately by 35 percent." He
said that cut should extend to each
of their congressional offices.
"And for each year that
congress has not implemented a
balanced budget, we should cut
another five percent," he added.
Boyd responded, "I have spent
most of my career working on the
national debt and the deficit," and
reminded the group, "I was one
of the ones who put in place the
National Budget Act."
Hall then told Boyd, "If you


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really want to solve the
energy problem, build 35 or 40
nuclear plants." The audience
showed approval with applause,
cheers and whistles.
As he concluded his remarks,
Hall wagged his finger at the
congressman and said, "One of
the things I really want you to tell
Obama: Transparency!"


"The Blue Dog Coalition
is funded by the Health Care
Industry," Patty Wood of
Clarksville told Boyd before
asking him, "Do you think you
can serve two masters, the health


care industry and us?"
"That's unfair,"
Boyd said. "Irepresent
S your interests and
nobody else's."
Speaking of the
S1ioposed health
care plans, she
complained about the
lack of information for
the general public. "I
want to be briefed in a
language all my fellow
citizens can understand,"
she said.

When her turn to speak
came, the first thingAltha science
teacher Sally Sims said was, "I
want to assure you that I'm not
from an\ organized group."
Before coming to the meeting,
Sims asked five of her co-workers
what they thought of the Health
Care Bill. "They said they didn't
\\ant it no way, no how." she
told the congressman, and then
added, "Sonime of the things they
said %were not repeatable."
Many of the speakers didn't
stop at asking questions; they made
statements and suggestions of
their own. When the congressman
tried to prompt her next question,
Sims told him that he was just
going to have to wait a minute,
"because I had to wait on you."
She said she believed that for
each person who told her they
were against the current Health
Care proposal, "There are about
100 others that would like to say
the same thing."

See TOWN HALL
continued on page 28


Sheriff's Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...8 Pets & Their People...9

8 Speak Up!...11 Birthdays.....12 Weddings..... 13 Schools.....18, 19 Obituaries.....22 Classifieds...24 & 25








Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 19, 2009


Vandals damage light fixtures at

Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol
Vandals destroyed more
than 14 lights that line the trail
at Veterans Memorial Park
in Bristol, where volunteers .
have worked hard to create
a place for families to enjoy.
'The destruction of the park
and its facilities will affect
everyone who uses it,"
said park volunteer Gloria
Keenan. Park visitors are
urged to report any acts
of vandalism or suspicious
activity on the grounds. "If
each person who enjoys
the park through the A,,
playground, ball fields, civic
center or the train would be
an automatic park volunteer,
abiding by simple 'Keep Our
Park Beautiful' rules and
requesting others to do so,
perhaps we canr control this
vandalism before it gets
to the point that it will be
too costly for the county to
repair," Keenan said. She
added that anyone found
vandalizing the park will be
arrested and prosecuted.
JOSEPH SUMMERS PHOTO ....__ __ ..-.. -- ....... -- : ...- ..- .--.- --


Couple with child arrested following

methamphetamine exchange in Bristol


by Teresa Eubanks,
Journal Editor
A couple who took -
their four-year-old
daughter along on a "')
drug deal was arrested \
after officers monitored
the exchange in the
parking lot outside
the Snowbird Motel
in Bristol last
week, according to REBECI
the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office.
The pair handed over two
grams of methamphetamine to a
confidential informant working
with the sheriff's office, who
in turn gave them some pseudo
ephedrine pills, according to a
probable cause.
The couple met the informant
last Wednesday, Aug. 12, around
4 p.m. Officers watching from
a distance saw the older model
Chevrolet pickup circle the
courthouse, before turning into
the motel parking lot.
The informant stepped out of a
motel room and went to the truck,
where he was told to bring the


CA LIVINGSTON


JESSIE PRICI


pills out to them.
The informant returned to the
room, notified an investigator
that a child was in the vehicle and
then went outside to hand over the
pills. The man in the truck then
gave the informant a small white
package which tested positive for
methamphetamine.
I Law officers then pulled into
the parking lot and blocked the
truck, preventing it from backing
out.
The two were taken into
custody without incident and the
pills were recovered. The little
girl was turned over to relatives.


Her parents are being
held without bond in the
( Liberty County Jail.
Jessie Ray Price, 29,
ofMarianna and Rebecca
| Kay Livingston, 30, of
Blountstown, were each
charged with sale of
a controlled substance
(methamphetamine)
within 1,000 feet of a
E church, possession of
a controlled substance
(methamphetamine) within
1,000 feet of a church and child
neglect.
The couple currently reside in
Jackson County, where Price was
out on bond on a similar charge.
His girlfriend was arrested July
30 in Calhoun County on a charge
of possession of a controlled
substance after being caught with
Xanax, according to an officer.
Taking part in last week's
arrests were Liberty County
Investigators Todd Wheetley and
Bryan Bateman, FHP Trooper
Dusty Arnold and Sgt. Mark
Mallory of the Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office.


CALHOUN COUNTY
August 10
*Sherman King, possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana, CCSO.
August 11
*Shawn Goff, obstruction of justice, CCSO.
August 12
*Lori Sansom, Liberty County warrant, BPD.
*Jennifer Smith, VOCP (warrant), CCSO.
August 13
*Ivan C. Wagoner, failure to appear warrant,
LCSO.
August 15
*Jesse J. Kaufman, disorderly intoxication, resist-
ing without violence, CCSO.
*Vincent J. Kaufman, disorderly intoxication, re-
sisting without violence, CCSO.
*Jeremy S. Proctor, contempt (warrant), CCSO.
August 16
*Albert W. Simpson, Jr., DUI, CCSO.
LIBERTY COUNTY
August 11
*Michael Strickland, state VOP, LCSO.
.*Randy Kent, state VOP, LCSO.
*Ann Cole, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Alex L. Harris, holding for Leon County, LCSO.
August 12
*Lori Sansom, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Robert Shuman, VOP, LCSO.
*Jessie Ray Price, sale of a controlled substance,
substance (meth) within 1000 ft of a place of wor-
ship, possession of a controlled substance (meth)
with intent to sell within a 1000 ft of a place of wor-
ship, child endangerment, LCSO.
*Rebecca Kay Livingston, sale of a controlled sub-
stance, substance (meth) within 1000 ft of a place
of worship, possession of a controlled substance
(meth) with intent to sell within 1000 ft of a place
of worship, child endangerment, LCSO.
August 13
*Ivan Wagoner, passing worthless bank checks
(Calhoun County warrant), LCSO.
August 14
*Billy Keyser, holding for Gadsden County, Gads-
den Co. SO.
*Jeffery Austin, serving weekends, LC Court.
*Danayelle White, serving weekends, LC Court.
August 16
*Leah K. Krzycki, DUI, LCSO.
*Heather Snider, holding for CCSO, CCSO.


Listings include name followed by charge and identification of arresting agency. The names above
represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Blountstown Police Dept.
August 10 through August 15, 2009
Citations issued:
Accidents............ 01 Traffic Citations...................09
Special details (business escorts, traffic details).:....86
Business alarms.....01 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints.......................................................... 123


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AUGUST 19, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3


Alert employees thwart KFC robbery attempt


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Arobbery attempt was thwarted
when KFC workers pushed a door
closed on a masked man holding
a gun Friday night.
The suspect came to the back
door after two employees took
a load of trash to the dumpster
and went back inside to get
another around 9 p.m., leaving the
exterior door unlocked, said KFC
General Manager Wisty Taylor.
The would-be robber began
waving and hissing to get the
attention of KFC cook Adrian
White, who was cleaning nearby,
Taylor said. She speculated that
he was trying to get the only male
employee out of the way before


entering the restaurant to rob
it. White later told officers the
suspect was motioning for him
to come to the back door.
Not sure if it was a prank,
White quickly went through an
interior door leading to the main
area of the store, locked it and
summoned KFC Shift Manager
Patty Knight. The two went
together to the interior door, armed
with a broomstick, according to
Taylor. They unlocked it but the
suspect held the door closed for a
few moments. When they finally
got the door opened, they pushed
the suspect back and poked the
broomstick at him until Knight
realized he was holding a gun.


Reward

offered by

BPD for

information

leading to

an arrest
She told the employees, "Run.
He's got a gun!" and held the door
closed as the others raced out a
front door, said Taylor. She and
White then went out a side door.
The business had just closed
for the night when the robbery


attempt was made. "Obviously,
he kind of knew our timing and
our schedule," Taylor said, adding
that in the future, "We'll take the
garbage out the front door."
The suspect wore a black
ski mask, black clothing and
brown gloves. BPD Chief Glenn
Kimbrel said the witnesses could
not tell what race the man was.
Officers and tracking dogs
combed the area behind the
store, which adjoins the Southern
Express on the east end of
Blountstown, but were unable to
locate the suspect. They followed
footprints from the building to the
Greenway Trail, and continued
tracking the suspect south to the


intersection of River Street and
Ray Avenue.
A reward is offered for
information leading to an arrest,
Kimbrel said.
Working with Knight and
White on that shift were Kelli
Odom and Ashley Brown. There
were two other convenience store
employees on the other side of the
building at the time.
"Nobody got hurt and no
money was taken," said Taylor,
who added, "I'm proud as punch
at my whole team."
She said, "Patty and Adrian
were the heros of the day. If it
hadn'tbeen forthem, I don't know
what would have happened."


Bristol man dies following


bush hog accident at home


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Services were held Tuesday for
a Bristol man who died following
a tractor accident behind his
home.
Deputies and emergency
services workers who rushed
to the State Road 20 residence
of O.B. Shuler just after 5 p.m.
Monday found him trapped under
a bush hog that was attached to
a tractor, according to the report
from the Liberty County Sheriff's
Office.
The 82-year-old man was face
down on the ground with his
arms over his head, facing the


rear of the tractor. The bush hog
covered him from his shoulders
to his feet.
The blades of the bush hog had
severed one leg and nearly taken
off the other. The equipment was
not running when help arrived.
Deputy Andrea Skrabal
disconnected the PTO of the
bush hog to keep the blade from
turning before it could be raised
and the injured man could be
pulled free.
Shuler had turned blue and was
not breathing, but Deputy Caryl
Marotta detected a faint pulse
and began chest compressions.
He began breathing again and
had a steady pulse. Sgt. Jamie
Shiver helped maintain his air
supply as EMTs got him ready
for transport.
Despite the severity of his


injuries, "He was hanging in there
and fighting," said Marotta. She
said she could feel him respond
as a family member kept calling
to him while he was still pinned
to the ground.
He was transported by
ambulance to the landing site at
the LCHS football field, where
he was put on an emergency
helicopter and taken to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital.
He was in critical condition
following surgery around 10:30
p.m. He died the following
morning at 1 a.m.
A lifelong resident of Liberty
County, he was a former school
superintendent. He was the father
of four daughters and had ten
grandchildren.
His complete obituary appears
on page 22.


FWC invites public input on

endangered and threatened

species listings on Aug. 24
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
will hold a meeting for the public to comment on draft rules for the
state's imperiled species listing process.
The public meeting will be held on Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at the FWC's
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, with video-
conferencing available from regional offices in Panama City, Lake
City, Ocala, Lakeland and West Palm Beach and from the FWC's
headquarters in the Bryant Building in Tallahassee.
A team of FWC staff has been working on draft rules to achieve
this goal as well as identify species that need state intervention for
survival. The draft rules link species protection to science, while us-
ing a balanced approach through collaboration and partnerships.
At the meeting, the public will have the opportunity to provide
input on the draft rules and learn more about the FWC's proposed
management of endangered and threatened species.
The draft rules are available for reviewing and comment at My-
FWC.com/Wildlife; click on "Imperiled Species." Public comments
on the draft rules may be sent to Imperiled@MyFWC.com until
Sept. 9.
The draft rules will be presented on Sept. 9 at the Commission
meeting in Howey-in-the-Hills.
For more information, call (850)487-3796.


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Late Registration through August 28
Call 526-2761 or visit www.chipola.edu


SCongratulations


Kristen and Jackie


Kristen Whitfield and Jackie Regalado, (shown above with Donna Hiers, manager of
Buy-Rite in Bristol) are Liberty County High School students who teamed up and entered
Buy-Rite's T-Shirt Contest to design this year's Liberty County Bulldog shirts. This contest
helped to get students involved by letting them design this year's football shirt.
BuY-RITE GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BY DONATING THE PROCEEDS FROM THE T-SHIRT
90 SALES BACK TO THE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT.
o" Buy Rite Drugs

S' SR 20 in Bristol* Phone 643-5454








-Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL AUGUST 19, 2009


Free Oral Cancer

screening Aug. 29
The office of Dr Laban Bontraser and
Dr. Monica Bontrager %%ill be conduct-
ing free oral cancer screenings on Aug.
29 from 9 a.m. to I p.m The office is
located at 12761 NW Pea Ridge Road in
Bristol.
Some facts about Oral Cancer:
*Oral cancer kills one person ever\
hour. 24 hours a day in the US
*In 2006 approximately 30,000 people
were diagnosed with oral cancer
*Nearly one halfoftoral cancer patients
die within five years of diagnosis
*Oral cancer is 80-80",, sun i\able if
diagnosed early
Only 350o of oral cancers are diag-
nosed in the earIl stages
Facts about Oral Cancer screening:
'Painless and quick
*Uses the latest diagnosis technology
to help identify
*MNalignant and pre-malignant changes
that are not easily visualized
*Recommended for ages 16 years and
above anyone under the age of IS \ears
must be accompanied by a parent or
guardian.
For more information and to be regis-
tered call 1850, 643-5417.

Field trip planned to

Farmers Market in

Tallahassee Aug. 29
If you're a vendor at the Blounistown
Main Street River \'alley Marketplace or
if you're considering joining this down-
town farmers market. you're invited to
take a field mp.
The Downtown Farmers Market in Tal-
lahassee is open everv Saturday morning
and organizers of the Blounistown mar-
ket would like to take group trip there to
show %what we're trying to accomplish in
our own community.
If there is enough interest we will go
Saturday. Aug. 29. For more information
or to RSVP call Barbara at 674-7332.

BHS Advisory Council

meets August 27
The Blountstown High School Adv iso-
rN Council will meet Thursda Aug. 27 at
3 p.m. The meeting will take place in the
Blountstown High School Media Center.
Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information call Blountsiown
High School at 674-5'724.





Kimbrel-Duncan reunion
The Kimbrel-Duncan reunion \\ill
be held on Sunda., Au` 23 at the Altha
Community\ Center.
All paper goods and ice % ill be pro% id-
ed. All friends and relatives are in ited to
attend and enlo\ the fellowship.
For more information call Kaien at
"'62-S14 or Wren at 62-3813
Hope to see oin there


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


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CALENDAR


I W ESDAIAG ST a9 _


TODAY'S MEETINGS
* Rotary Club, noon,
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
* Weight Loss Support Group, Renal in Marian
1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library Courtyard at the
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Marianna, 1
Bldg. east door, in front of jail
- Boy Scouts Troop 200, 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church in Bristol


SBlood
Mobile


na 9-11 am
e Millpond in
2-4 p m


I-TURSAYAUUS 2


LCHS _


Scrimmage. 8 p.m.
Bristol Football Field

TODAY'S MEETINGS
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of
Calhoun County Courthouse
* Liberty Chamber of Commerce,
7.30 p m Apalachee Restaurant
- Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m.,
Fire House


OPC/1 MOU/E
Liberty Schools
WR Tolar. 4-6 30 p.m. (ETI
'LCHS, 5:30-7 p.m. |ET)
Calhoun Schools
TBHS, 5-7 p.m iCT)
*Altha School, 6-8 p m CTI


I RI A ,A


OP/ lOUJL_
Calhoun Schools
'BMS, 8 a.m -noon (CTI
'Carr Sciool, 8 a m.-noon (CTi
"BES, 8 a.m.-noon (CTi


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


IS UD ,A UT2


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


BIRTHDAYS
Sami Ataretrta


Attel4, the, church of
yotw choice/ thia Suusd' tdc


Back-lo-SdhPd
Calhoun &
Liberty County


MONDAWWU


BIRTHDAYS
11"'ille Sul\r


TODAY'S MEETINGS
* Calhoun Co. Children's Coalition, 9 a.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center B -lwn
* Walk-A-Weigh Program. 9 a.m.. Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Altha Boy Scouts, 5:30 p.m., Althia Volunteer Fire Department
* AA. 6:30 p m., Altha Communily Center
* Blountstown Lions Club, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant in Bristol



BIRTHDAYS
RRiil; 'Kcitn, iChuick iL'ff &- JNiJl -Rofs


TODAY'S MEETINGS
* Bristol Lions Club, 7 p m .Apaiachee Restaurant in Brisiol
* Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., p m ICT) DiXie Lodge in Blown


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Gentiva Home

Health collecting

food for senior

citizens in need
During the month of August. Gentiua
Home Health will be collecting food
and personal items in Calhoun and Lib-
ertN counties. All items collected in both
counties w1ll be donated back to seniors
in need.
The following items are needed for the
drite: low-sodium soup, crackers, sugar
free snacks, coffee. tea, cereal, instant
oatmeal and gnts, juice. instant mashed
potatoes, rice, canned meat. fruits and
vegetables, ensure, adult diapers, adult
pads, cleaning supplies (vinegar. Clorox
wipes, etc.) paper towels and toilet paper
tany non-perishable items).
If you would like to participate, drop
off items before Aug. 26 at your local se-
nior citizens center All items collected
%\ill be picked up on Aug. 26 to get pre-
pared for delivery.
For more information or questions
call Christy Bloechl at 18501 693-0760 or
1850) 526-1932.

Open house dates

for Calhoun schools
The Calhoun County Schools will hold
Open House on the following dates:
VAltha School on Thursday. Aug. 20
from 6 to 8 p.m., starting in the gym.
VBlountstown High School on Thurs-
day. Aug. 20 from 5-7 p.m.
VCarr Elementary 1Middle School on
Friday Aug. 21 from Sa m to 12 noon.
VBlountstown Elementarm School on
Friday. Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
*Blountstown Middle School on Fri-
day. Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Contact the school with any questions
or for more information.


Bake sale Aug. 24

at Bristol Library
The friends of the Liberty County Li-
braries will be hosting a bake sale Mon-
day. Aug. 24 at the Harrell Memorial Li-
brary in Bristol.
There will be an assortment of baked
goods to choose from The sale will last
all da\ or until the goodies are gone.
Money raised %\ill be used to purchase
needed items for the libraries in Bristol
and Hosford.
For more information call the Harrell
Memorial Library at 643-2247.





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were distributed last week,
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your community announcements
and great response for our
business advertisers!

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AUGUST 19, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5


Mary McKenzie of Altha r'
Mary McKenzie of Altha was awarded the Hollingsworth Award as the
Board Member of the Year by the Chipola Regional Workforce Develop-
ment Board. The presentation was made at the CRWDB's Annual Celebra-
tion in Marianna on Aug. 13.
McKenzie is a private sector member of the board representing Oglesby
Plants International as well as representing the Early Learning Coalition of
Northwest Florida.
McKenzie has been an active member of the board since 2004 serving
on numerous committees and as one of those nominating her said, "She has
been a great mentor to watch, observe and learn from." McKenzie was also
noted as someone that "epitomizes all the qualities of what an industry rep-
resentative should be as a member of our board, involved, concerned while
actively promoting economic development in our region."
. McKenzie said she was pleased to have received the award which is cho-
sen by her peers on the board. "I am honored to receive this award," McK-
enzie said. "It has been a great privilege to represent Calhoun County on
the Chipola Workforce Board over the last five years. This board is the best
in the state, and it is a pleasure to work with such a dedicated group of indi-
viduals."
Previous honorees include Zenna Corbin of Chipley, Johnny Eubanks of
Bristol and Bill Hopkins of Marianna.
The Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board is a non-profit cor-
poration providing job skill training and employment services in Calhoun,
Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties.


.ceives Hollingsworth Award


Mary McKenzie receives the Hollingsworth Award as Board Member of the
Year at the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board's Annual Cel-
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last year's recipient of the Award, is shown at right.


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Liberty County 4-H's Fabulous Five

participate in 4-H State Congress


WOW! Summer is finally
over and school is just about
to start. The Liberty County
4-H Office has been busy this
summer with county camp at
Timpoochee where we took 36
youth for a week, and then we
had day camp after day camp
where many 4-H youth learned
how to babysit, kayak, how to
read a GPS, cook, identify trees,
and how to dine in a fancy res-
taurant. Last but not least, five
Liberty County 4-H'ers par-
ticipated in State 4-H Congress
which was held in Gainesville
on the University of Florida
campus.
Daniel Williams and J.T. Ste-
verson participated 4-H State
Council elections as our coun-
ty's voting delegates. Daniel


Williams also competed in the
public speaking contest and re-
ceived a red quality ribbon. J.
T. Steverson participated in
the time capsule burial and the
state-wide community service
project, planting a tree on the
University of Florida campus.
Stetson Williams participated
in the Science and Tech work-
shops where he learned about
solar energy, wind energy, bio-
gas production and biodiesel
fuel production. Stetson, Olean,
Ande, and J.T. participated in the
Environmental Education track
while taking a cold trip floating
down Ichetucknee Springs.
Olean Rosier and Ande An-
drews competed in state events
with their power point presenta-
tion on shyness. The title of their


presentation was the "Bashful
Busters." They received a first
place trophy and a blue quality
ribbon. They also participated
in an afternoon class ofbiodiesel
fuel production as well as took a
few dance lessons from instruc-
tors at the University of Florida
Theater of Arts and Dance.
Daniel, Stetson and Olean
were given their 4-H Alumni
4-H pin at the banquet as they
are our graduating seniors of
2009.
These fabulous five had a
blast experiencing life on the
University of Florida cam-
pus. Parents, grandparents and
friends you should be proud to
have them representing 4-H as
Liberty County citizens.


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. America's healthcare debate has turned
into something resembling a Jerry Spring-
er show. Shouting, shoving, intimidating,
lies and threats. Not a pretty sight.
I have a simple view of the First Amend-
ment. Within reason, people can state their
views no matter how offensive they may
be to someone else. It's simple. You talk, I
listen. I talk, you listen. Whether we ever
agree or not is immaterial. We both have


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a exercisedd our First Amendment rights-we had the opportunity
4 0 to state our views, say our piece.
- But, having said our piece, what next? In theory, our elect-
-* ed representatives have listened to both of us. That is his or
her obligation; listen to their constituents. However, after lis-
_, tening, what next?
So No surprise here. Our elected representatives can't satisfy
o both of us. I'm for the plan, but my fellow citizen is against
the plan. What is an elected official to do? If the issue is in-
creasing taxes, then it's an easy call for the politician. Vote
against it, but if it is a complicated issue which requires taxes
be increased to cover the healthcare cost, then the politician's
S answer is to tap dance, shuck and jive and weasel out a wa-
S ~ tered-down compromise without jeopardizing his or her re-
election opportunities.
What do politicians do? Spin it. Tell us what a good deal
we're getting. Oh, hey, don't worry, be happy. It could be
worse.
To avoid tyranny of the majority, which can occur with pure
o_ democracy, the Founding Fathers devised this thing called
"representative government." We elect representatives to gov-
ernmental organizations to handle our collective affairs.
While the theory of representative government is a good
thing, the practicality of it is questionable. I guess the Found-
ing Fathers assumed that elected representatives would always
do what is best for most of the people most of the time. Un-
-- fortunately, the Founding Fathers did not anticipate the advent
S of lobbyists.
MO Lobbyists are acceptable in our form of government be-
cause the general view is that lobbyists are only exercising
their First Amendment rights, but they exercise that right with
money. When we talk, politicians may hear us, but they really
hear the sound of coins pouring into their campaign coffers.
The idea that people have as much influence on their elected
S- representatives as lobbyists is a pipedream.
S- The current healthcare debate is really a debate about the
role of insurance and pharmaceutical companies in the health-
care industry. The effect of insurance and pharmaceutical
company lobbyists on politicians is highlighted in the August


N 17, 2009 Business Week (BW) cover story.
XK S The title of the article written by Chad Ter-
RN ER hune and Keith Epstein is "Why Health In-
surers are Winning."
retired military The -focus of this article is the United-
with an extensive Health Group that has paid special attention
domestic and
to Democrats in the current healthcare de-
sues. He lives in
bate. Why? With the exceptions of a cou-
ple of moderates, Republicans in the Con-
gress universally oppose healthcare reform.
Read that as opposing healthcare insurance reform.
To quote the BW article, "UnitedHealth's relationship with
Democratic Senator Mark R. Warner of Virginia illustrates
the industry's subtle role." According to the article, "Elected
last fall, Warner, a former governor of his state and a wealthy
ex-businessman, received a choice assignment as the Senate
Democrats' liaison to business. The rookie senator landed in
the center of a high-visibility political drama-and in a posi-
tion to earn the gratitude of a health insurance industry that
donated more than $19 million to federal candidates since
2007, 56% which has gone to Democrats."
This healthcare debate isn't about whether your doctor pre-
scribes the correct pills for your ailment. This debate is about
money, lots of money.
TRICARE is a component of the Military Health System.
There are three U.S. regions plus an European, Latin America
and Asian Region. Insurance companies under contract to
the TRICARE Management Activity manage the three U.S.
regions. The South Region that services Florida has 2.9 mil-
lion beneficiaries. According to Tom Philpott, syndicated col-
umnist of Military Update, UnitedHealth Military & Veterans
Services of Minnetonka, Minn. (a unit of UnitedHealth Group)
has won the contract to administer the South Region for $21.9
billion. This contract is under protest with the Government
Accountability Office by the losing insurance company.
Those opposing the public option scream that they don't
want a bureaucrat between them and their doctor. Guess
what. The insurance companies that manage these regions
get between you and your doctor. How? Humana which lost
the contract for the South Region offered TRICARE PRIME
,throughout the 10-state region. The new South Region con-
tract limits PRIME coverage to within 40 miles of a military
base. Coverage outside the 40-mile area cost the beneficiary
more. Taking care of the troops.
Unfortunately, President Obama's effort to resolve the
pending bankruptcy of the healthcare system is going to be
drilling another dry hole. I hope the naysayers remember who
killed the Golden Goose when Medicare, Social Security and
Medicaid implode.


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Settlement builds endowment through

Community Foundation partnership


TALLAHASSEE The Pan-
handle Pioneer Settlement has
established an endowment fund
at the Community Foundation of
North Florida. The purpose of the.
endowment is to provide a perpet-
ual stream of income to support
the work of the organization.
"We are pleased to help The
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
with the administration of their
endowment fund," said Joy Wat-
kins, President of the Commu-
nity Foundation. "The fund will
provide a permanent source of
revenue to support their mission
for generations. We applaud The
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement for
their leadership and foresight in
planning for the future financial
security of their organization,"
said Watkins.
Contributions to The Panhandle
Pioneer Settlement Endowment
Fund may be made either to The
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement or
to the Community Foundation
and designated for the endowment
fund. For details about making a
non-cash gift (such as a transfer
of stock, real estate or other asset)
or providing for a deferred gift
(such as a bequest, life insurance
proceeds or retirement benefits),
please contact Joy Watkins, Presi-
dent of the Community Founda-
tion at (850) 222-2899 Ext. 104.
The Panhandle Pioneer Settle-
ment was founded in July 1989
and is a true historical treasure lo-
cated in the Blountstown, Florida,
located in Sam Atkins Park. The
mission of the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is to acquire, docu-
ment, research, preserve and re-
store buildings, artifacts and tools
that were used in work and daily
life of the pioneers of the north-
west Florida region. These col-
lections are used to educate and



FELLOWSHIP
& EVENTS
PAGE POND ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH -- Come
join us at Page Pond Assembly
of God Church this Sunday, Aug.
23 at 5130 p.m. for movie night!
We'll be showing a Chris-
tian movie' that'll be fun for the
whole family while we enjoy
popcorn and drinks.
We'd also love to invite kids
ages 5 to 12 to join us for chil-
dren's church every Sunday
morning. Sunday School begins
at 9:45 a.m. and morning wor-
ship is at 10:45 a.m.
The church is located on Mur-
dock Drive near Shelton's Cor-
ner. Please call 762-8406 for
more information.

REVIVAL
NEW HARVEST
FELLOWSHIP ASSEMBLY
OF GOD --The New Harvest
Fellowship Assembly of God
Church will hold revival on
Sept. 2-4 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) each
evening.
There will be special anointed
singing and preaching each


share the experience of pioneer
lifestyles and values with present
and future generations.
The Community Foundation
is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, public
charity whose primary mission is
to build permanent charitable as-
sets for the benefit of nonprofit or-
ganizations in North Florida. The
Community Foundation has ex-
tensive experience in endowment
building and long-term invest-
ment strategies, and provides ad-
ministrative oversight and invest-
ment expertise to local charities to
help build permanent endowment


funds. Since its inception in 1997,
the Foundation has received more
than $16 million in contributions
resulting in over 140 charitable
funds.
These charitable funds have
generated more than $4 million in
grants to over 280 nonprofit orga-
nizations. The Community Foun-
dation serves primarily Leon,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson,
Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Tay-
lor and Wakulla counties.
For more information, please
call (850) 222-2899 or visit www.
cfnf.org.


MESSAGE OF THANKS

The family of Vonnie Duke would like to thank our family and
friends for the love and comfort that each of you gave us by your
presence, words of comfort, prayers, food, flowers and cards during
this time of our great loss.
A most special thank you to Mike Sullivan, minister and friend
for a truly beautiful meaningful service. Many thanks to Dr. Bristol
and staff and Blountstown Rehabilitation Center for their profes-
sional and compassionate care.
A special thank you to Becky Smith, Calhoun County Tax Col-
lector, for honoring our mother with a memorial acknowledging her
years of service (1982-1990) as a former Tax Collector of Calhoun
County.
May God Bless you all,
Ladon andAlice Duke & Family
and Jerane and Jack Spain & Family

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to everyone
who sent flowers, brought food, said prayers and made phone calls
and visits during our time of grief.
We don't think we will ever stop hurting from our loss. Wennon
was a.good man who liked to hunt and fish. We know God has plans
for everyone and that he had a very special plan for Wennon.
We would like to especially thank Mr. Tim Adams and his staff
for the wonderful job they did and Brother Terry Estes and his wife
for a beautiful ceremony.
May God be with you all. Again, thank you to everyone from the
bottom of our hearts.
The Arnold Family & The Mathers Family!


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evening by the Kirkland family.
The church is located at 1800
N. Hwy. 71 in Wewahitchka.
Everyone is invited to attend this
special revival.

PRAYER
MEETINGS
PRAISING PRAYER BAND
--There will be a Praising Prayer
Band meeting Wednesday, Aug.'
19 at 7p.m. at Ella Mae Howard's
home in Bristol. Everyone is
invited to attend.
For more information, call
643-5958 or 643-2332.
* *


PRAYER BAND -- There
will be a Prayer Band meeting
Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will be at Brother
& Sister Cuyler Intram's home
at 18047 SW CR 12 in Bristol.
Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information call
363-9748.


Not far from my home was a
covered.bridge. When I was a
child, my uncle took me to see it.
We stopped before we entered, I
said, "Look out, Uncle. You may
drive in, but you won't drive out of
that little, dark hole at the other
end."
But I was wrong. It-was bigger
and brighter than I thought.
Are you frightened about
tomorrow?
That "little hole" of tomorrow may
seem dark and doubtful today, but
as you come to it, with the Lord,
you'll find it's bigger, brighter, and.
better than today.
The Living Bible says, "The good
man walks along *in the ever-.
brightening light of God's favor;
the dawn gives way to morning
splendor."


FAITH OUTREACH ANOINTED MINISTRIES
FUND-RAISER EVENT
3rd Annual Cake Sale 2009. We are doing it again so order one
of our top sellers such as Red Velvet, Rainbow Pound Cake w/
Cream Cheese Batter, Sour Cream Pound Cake, Cream Cheese
Pound Cake, and more.
Call or e-mail us today to find out how you can order @ 850-210-
5256 or faithoutreachanointedmini@yahoo.com.
Also, we make special designed cakes and if it's not on our list
just ask and we will make your cake.
You from now until January 09, 2010 to order.
Call 850-210-5256 or faithoutreachanointedmini@yahoo.com 2


FAITH OUTREACH ANOINTED MINISTRIES
1ST ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE MINISTRY 2009.
We will be taking in food for our Food Drive-Ministry starting August
20, 2009 until October 17, 2009. We will be picking up food from
donators and you may drop off food to our address 363 Carter Rd,
Quincy, FL. Any can goods, boxed food, cake mix, cake icing, fruit,
veggies, and etc. are welcome. Id you would rather give a donation
toward this event please make check or money order payable to:
F.O.A.M/ Minister Paul'Weston. You may give cash also.,
Remember, this food is to feed those in need and cannot afford to
have a proper Thanksgiving Dinner. We will notify the papers with
the outcome of the Drive and who the food will go to.
For more information on how to donate your food or money please
call or e-mail us at 850-210-5256 or faithoutreachanointedmini@
yahoo.com You may also help us give the food away. 8-12T10-7-09




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Calhoun & Liberty County
Boys & Girls
1st Grade 6th Grade
Register Now to Enjoy
FLAG FOOTBALL
Registration Forms Available at ^
First Baptist Church
16693 SE Pear St. Blountstown, FL
McClellan Chiropractic or Area Schoolq

ALL participants must attend one
flag football evaluation at the new -' '
football field at Sam Atkins Park
Sat., Aug. 22 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thurs., Aug. 27 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug 29 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Come Join the Fun!








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TOMMY DUGGAR & PJ
Tommy Duggar owns a rare breed of mule called a hinny. Hinny mules are a cross
between a horse and a donkey. There are several different breeds of mules that can
come from this, however the most rare is the hinny.
Mules and hinnies are hybrid animals resulting from the breeding of a horse and a
donkey. Mules are considered when a donkey (also'called a jack) is bred to a female
horse. The foal that results is sterile and has long ears, taking after the mother. A
hinny results when a donkey (female, also called a jenny) is bred to a male horse (also
called a stallion or stud). A hinny has shorter ears than a mule because it takes after
the father. A hinny will be the result only about 10% of the time.
PJ (also known as Pistol Jr.) was born in June, and has lived on the Duggar farm
with Tommy's other mules. He has five total, two jennies, two jacks and of course PJ,
a hinny.
Clementine, PJ's mother was bred with a Paint stallion named Pistol who belongs
to Tommy's son. .Pistol is a large horse, measuring 16 hands tall and Clementine is a
regular sized jenny. She is expecting another baby soon, a donkey this time.
Tommy is very proud of his mules. They run to meet him when he pulls up in his little
red truck. They get pats on the head and Bill, one of the Jack mules, loves to be ridden
without a saddle or bridle. "He is very gentle with my 10-year-old grandson," Tommy
says.
Tommy and his herd of mules live with chickens, roosters and approximately 60
goats.

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.
Altha Store Blountstown Branch Marianna Branch
Phone: (850) 762-3161 Phone: (850) 673-8102 Phone: (850) 482-2416


August 17-23


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First day of
Ramadan


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r lhen Max Anderson, Ben
MMAbruzzo, and Larry Newman
landed at Miserey, France, on Au-
gust 17, 1978, they became the first
men to cross the Atlantic Ocean In a
balloon. The 3,200-mile trip started
at Presque Isle, Maine, and lasted
137 hours and 18 minutes. Al-
though the Double Eaglel lwas the
first to successfully complete the


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on October 6.
1873,. ended about
fopr hours after it
began, when the
crew was forced to
bail out when they ran into a stonn.


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2 bananas I the fronds intact. Carve out the pineapple
Steaspoonlemon pulp and discard the core; set outer shells
2 ranges and/or aside. Chop the pineapple pulp, slice the ba-
kiwis, peeled and nanas, and mix in the, lemon juice. Put these
sliced in the pineapple shells. Cover with sliced or-
i cup sliced fresh anges and kiwis, and then a layer of straw-
/ra cup honeyrries berries. Mix the honey with the orange juice,
1/2 cup orange juice and pour over salad. Chill well. MAKESe SERVINOS.
WIT AND WISDOM FROM THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC
Wien swans fly, it is a sign of rough weather.
To avoid tears, put onions in the fieezer for a few
minutes before slicing them.
U On August 18, 1983, 12-year-old Samantha Druce
swam the English Channel.
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BMHCNEW BUSINESS


'Unique' new gift shop


holds grand opening
The display area of Bristol's newest business reflects its name
as The Unique Shop which stocks a wide selection of gifts,
including floral arrangements and antiques. Customers got their
first look during Saturday's grand opening at the shop, located / : .- '.--
in-the former Hogly Wogly building on the west end of Bnstol. :+j, ;
next door to the Apalachee Restaurant. .
There are vases, plaques, cards as well as lots of gifts for .
collectors, including angel figurines and teacups. f.
Among the antiques on display are two old pump organs.
including one that dates back to 1852, according to the shop'
owner, Rachel Manspeaker. There's also an antique school I
desk, a cowhide chair and a carved wall screen.
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old, so she's ,,. .
found lots .
of things the
little ones
will treasure -
from soft toys, to
dolls and books, along ':
with a rack of brightly- colored
clothing. She will also feature clothing
for men, women and children, with the
selections varying depending on her suppliers.
The shop will also offer rentals for wedding
decorations and equipment.
They will be receiving a variety of fresh
flowers twice a week. "We'll make deliveries
from Hosford to Altha," she said.
The Unique Shop is open from 10 a.m. until 6
p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m.
until .4 p.m. on Saturday.


Ryals reappointed to Chipola Board of Trustees


TALLAHASSEE GoV-
emor Charlie Crist on Aug. 3
announced the following reap-
pointments and appointment
to the Chipola College District
Board of Trustees, pending con-
. firmation by the Florida Senate.
S*Daniel E. Ryals III, 57, of
Altha, self-employed real estate
broker, reappointed for a term
beginning August 3, 2009, and
ending May 31, 2013.
*Dr. Leisa H. Bailey, 48, of
Bonifay, self-employed physi-
cian, succeeding Brenda Taylor,
appointed for a term beginning
August 3 and ending May 31,
2013.
*Virginia "Gina" Stuart, 65,
of Marianna, self-employed real


estate broker, reappointed for a
term beginning August 3, 2009,
and ending May 31, 2013.
Nine trustees-appointed by
the Florida Governor-repre-
sent Chipola's five-county dis-
trict on the board. They include:
John Padgett, Gina. Stuart and
Jeff Crawford of Jackson Coun-


ty, Gary Clark and Jan Page of
Washington County, Dr. Leisa
Bailey and Bob Jones of Holmes
County, Danny Ryals of Calhoun
County and Mark Plummer of
Liberty County.
The board meets on the third
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Socialism a real threat
To the editor,
Hitler wanted the Jews to go quietly into the gas chamber, and it
seems the socialist left wants us (We the People) to keep quiet while
they destroy the free enterprise system and kill the older people with
health care rationing. I for one intend to scream at the top of my
lungs as long as I can. I won't begin to answer the illogical rant
that government is not trying to take over health care because it is
blatantly obvious that is exactly what the socialist Democrats are up
to.
If anyone is too loud it is the futile whining of the socialists as mil-
lions of Americans stand up for their country and themselves in the
face of a federalist takeover. You can label them loud and call them
a mob but those are Americans who have finally realized socialism
is a real threat to our way of life. Even Pravda and Hugo Chavez
have commented on the rush to socialism in the United States. God
willing, the real Americans will stop it at any cost and at any volume
necessary.
Sacrificing our older citizens so we can take care of millions of
illegal immigrants is not my idea of the respect our elderly or the
handicapped deserve. Free health care is not the treatment we should
give those who disrespect our borders and our laws. Yes I am a loud-
mouth along with millions of other sensible intelligent Conservative
Americans who are not members of the Republican Party and intend
never to be either socialist or Republican'.
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Failure to pass health care bill

is a life or death issue for many


To the editor:
Every year, tens of thousands
of Americans will ignore that
little pain they feel because they
can not afford a hundred dollars
for a doctor visit, hundreds of
dollars for several tests, and pos-
sibly tens of thousands of dollars
for a procedure. And in a few
years, many of those people will
die decades before their time be-
cause that pain was a symptom
of an underlying health problem
which needed to be taken care of
immediately.
When Americans exercise
their "free speech" by spread-
ing fear and lies about proposed
health care plans, they are sen-
tencing many thousands of other
Americans to an untimely death.
This goes way beyond shout-
ing "Fire!" in a crowded theater.
This is a slow genocide, carried
out on Americans by Americans
who -- knowingly or unwittingly
-- are acting as mouthpieces for
the status-quo, corporate medi-
cal system and insurance system
in America.
We know who these killer
Americans are -- we have videos
of them disrupting Town Hall
meetings where concerned citi-
zens come to discuss America's
health care crisis. We have their
names on articles packed with
misinformation and outright
lies. We have videos of them
giving speeches about "govern-
ment death panels." But more
importantly, we know who their
ringleaders are: Fox News, Fox
News Talk, Rush Limbaugh,


Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill
O'Reilly, etc.
When a health care reform
bill fails to pass this year -- and
it likely will fail -- the families
of all those uninsured Americans
who die an untimely death over
the next few years should get
together for a class action law-
suit against the ringleaders who
helped to kill not only this bill
but thousands of Americans as
well. The well-paid propagan-


dists who are lying through their
teeth in order to protect the out-
rageous profits of insurance com-
panies and pharmaceutical com-
panies should be left penniless,
unemployed... and fully covered
under a decent health insurance
plan. Because to deny them ac-
cess to preventative health care
would be nothing short of killing
them... and we should be better
than that, even if they are not.
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Conservatives to meet

September 1 in Hosford


To the editor,
Startling changes have been
happening in America at the di-
rection of this new Democratic
administration, and these chang-
es have been occurring rapidly.
The government is growing,
the deficit is growing, and the
Democratic initiative promises a
growth in taxes for ourselves and
our children and grandchildren.
This appears to be just the be-
ginning of things to come, as the
Cap, and Trade proposal ensures
skyrocketing energy bills, the
Health care initiative essentially
guarantees government control'
of the nation's health care and a-
decrease in quality of that health
care, and other proposals threat-
en our 2nd Amendment right to
bear arms. In effect, govern-
ment, the deficit, and our taxes
are expanding and threatening
the very things that make our na-


tion great, and threaten the fab-
ric of what it means to be a free
America.
At the heart of these changes
that Obama and his administra-
tion promised us is a liberal, left
wing agenda that looks 'much
.more like socialism than the
Conservative. Capitalistic so-
ciety our founders constructed'
based on the %atues and prin-
ciples much more similar to
our own. This administration
is transforming our great na-
tion into something that will
be a far cry from what wve have
been used to, and what the cur-
rent generation and generations
that have precede us have fought,
so hard to defend. The current
transformation is coming from
within our own government.
This is a far more dangerous and
effective way to fundamentally
change our society, and they are
succeeding to date, passing their
initiatives with blinding speed.
Local Conservatives need to
join forces to have a voice, and
to help contribute to the state
and national scene in fighting
against the things that most of
us oppose. Whether you are a
Democrat or Republican, if you
do not support the concepts of
more government, more spend-
ing, more deficits, more taxes,
and more restrictions on your
individual liberty, then please
take action today. We will be
having a meeting on Sept. 1 at
the Hosford/Telogia VFD at 7
p.m. While God is the owner of
all things, "We the People" are
responsible to steadfastly and re-
sponsibly manage the freedoms
that have been endowed upon
us. We are the true owners of the
direction this nation will take in
the years to come.
For more information, please
contact www.liberty.conserva-
tive@gmail.com or call (850)
379-8421.
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Grady Lou Nichols marks her 97th birthday with celebration
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celebrated her 97th birthday at Poplar Head Baptist Church
with approximately 80 friends and family members in atten-
3 .dance. She has been a member of Poplar Head for 80 years.
S She was married to Rev. Henry Ernest Nichols for 64 years. -.
a Five generations were represented at the birthday party: -


. Grady Lou Nichols; her daughter, Hazel Nichols Swearingen
of Panama City; her granddaughter, Wanda Swearingen Ice-
nogle; her great-grandson, Steve Icenogle and great-great
grandson, Cody Icenogle, all of Enterprise, AL. Mrs. Nichols'
children include: Hazel Swearingen; Louise Jordan of Mari-
anna; Broward Nichols, deceased; Glenn Nichols and Willard
Nichols, both of Clarksville and Linda Menefee of Panama
City. Mrs. Nichols has been blessed with 17 grandchildren,
23 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. She
enjoys sewing, reading and cooking and baking desserts for
her family. Shown at right are five generations of her family:
Back row, left to right: Hazel Swearingen, Cody Icenogle and
Steve Icenogle. Sitting in the front is Wanda Icenogle, at right,
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Anglers asked to gather reef fish data
Biologists with the Florida FWRI biologists are tagging
Fish and Wildlife Conservation and releasing reef fish back into
Commission's Fish and Wild- J the wild to evaluate the survival
life Research Institute (FWRI) WO of released fish. For this project,
request angler assistance with DOORS biologists are placing an orange
a research project focusing on tag near the dorsal fin of the fish.
red snapper and other reef fish, News from the Each tag has a unique numberr
on Florida's Gulf Coast. This Florida Fish and printed on the side. When an-
project will provide fisheries Wildlife Conservation glers catch a fish with one of
researchers and managers with Commission these tags, they should call the
much of the catch-and-release Angler Tag Return Hotline. Bi-
survival information they need ologists would like to know the
for assessing reef fish stocks. species of fish, tag number, date
Reef fish include a variety r and time of capture, where the
of snapper and grouper species 4 fish was caught, fish length, type
commonly targeted by recre- of bait used and whether the fish
national anglers. Anglers can con- was kept or released. If the fish
tribute to reef fish research by is released, anglers should leave
participating in angler surveys. Stats@MyFWC.com to obtain a the tag in the fish so biologists
They also can help by reporting postage-paid survey card in the can continue to collect data. Re-
tagged fish to the Angler Tag Re- mail. Downloadable data sheets ceiving this information is im-
turn Hotline at 800-367-4461. are also available on the FWRI portant-for the success of this
As part of the research, FWRI Web site at http://research.MyF- project.
biologists will approach anglers WC.com/features/view_article. Anglers will receive a token
at public areas such as boat asp?id=32671. of appreciation for participating
ramps, fishing piers and ma- Additionally, each month in this study. For more informa-
rinas to request participation. FWRI will mail surveys to a tion on reef fish research, visit
These biologists will distribute random sample of licensed salt- http://research.MyFWC.com.
survey cards designed to collect water anglers. These surveys fo-
detailed information on fishing cus on the habits of anglers who
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FWC asks beachgoers

to protect the hatchlings


Nesting season for three spe-
cies of endangered sea turtles
is well under way on the sandy
beaches along Florida's Atlantic
and Gulf of Mexico shores.
Eggs from threatened log-
gerhead, endangered green, and
endangered leatherback sea tur-
tles have been incubating in the
warm sand for 45 days or more.
Soon baby'sea turtles, or hatch-
lings, will begin their journey
up through the sand, across the
beach, into the waves and across
miles of open water out to the
weed lines. There they will feed
and grow, and many loggerheads
will return to Florida's coastal
waters as juvenile and subadults
to feed.
Female sea turtles often re-
turn to nest on the same sandy
beaches where they hatched.
Florida's beachfront resi-
dents and visitors can help those
hatchlings make it safely to the
sea, according to the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC).
"By following a few simple
guidelines, residents and visitors
can ensure those hatchlings will
reach the water safely and en-
sure the cycle will continue far
into the future," said Dr. Robbin
Trindell of the FWC's Imper-
iled Species Management Pro-
gram. "Both nesting females and
hatchlings have evolved to find
the bright horizon over the open
ocean as they move across the
dark nighttime beach."
Beachfront lights, bright


flashlights and lanterns on the
beach can confuse them, caus-
ing .female sea turtles to leave
without nesting, and adults and
hatchlings to become trapped on
the beach. The FWC urges beach
residents and visitors to keep
the beaches dark by managing
beachfront lighting.
Turn off lights that are not
needed for human safety, and
focus other lights directly where
they are needed, limiting the
amount of light spill or trespass
onto the nesting beach. Shield
light sources and use appropriate
bulbs such as red or amber LEDs
or bug bulbs. These bulbs emit
a long-wavelength light that is
less likely to confuse or disori-
ent adult or hatchling sea turtles
on the beach. If you must use
a flashlight on the beach, keep
the beam focused on the ground
in front of you. Do not point it
down the beach or toward the
water.
As part of a grant from the
National Fish and Wildlife
Foundation, the FWC is offering
a Shield Loan program for prop-
erty owners in Brevard, Indian
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Beach, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee
and Collier counties. In addi-
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number of amber LED bulbs are
available foqr beachfront prop-
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County officials, chamber representatives, MissAltha queens and Town ofAltha employees dig up the first few shovels of dirt to
kick off construction on the new Altha water system Thursday. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS



Altha breaks ground for new



water system improvements


Investment in infrastructure.
has far reaching impacts on
the quality of life enjoyed by
residents, the strength of local
economies and the health of the
natural environment. With as-
sistance from the United States
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Rural Development,
the Town of Altha is upgrading
its water system to bring reliable
water service to the area. With
the official groundbreaking cer-
emony held on Thursday, Aug.
13 town officials are set to over-
see improvements to -municipal
water production to meet the
area's growing water needs.
The town first established
a centralized water system to
serve its residents in 1962, and
over 45 years later, a number
of issues affect the current wa-
ter system including inadequate
water storage, which does not
meet Florida Department of
Environmental Protection regu-
lations; an existing well with a
relatively high concentration
level of hydrogen sulfide, which
produces undesirable odor .and
taste; inadequate fire flow ca-
pability due to low water pres-
sure; too few fire hydrants; and
water mains of inadequate size.-
Rural Development is proving
$766,000 ($436,000 Loan and
$330,000 Grant) along with a
600,000 Community Develop-
ment Block Grant provided by
the State of Florida toward con-
struction of the water system
improvements.


Improvements of the existing
water plant at Bodiford Road
consistofconstructing a 124,000
gallon ground storage tank, the
addition of service pumps that
will provide adequate system
pressure and the inclusion of
aeration into the system which
will mitigate problems resulting
from hydrogen sulfide.
Approximately 18,500 LF of,
water main will be replaced with
6" diameter water mains with
fire hydrants and gate valves
added to improve fire protection
and maintainability. Additional
construction includes a control
building, grading, stormwater
facilities and electrical upgrades
to the existing well site.
"Water is an increasingly
precious resource in Florida,
and many rural communities
don't have the capital for criti-
cal infrastructure improvements
needed for a safe and sanitary


water supply," said Rural De- tor, Joseph Mueller. "Through
velopment Acting State Direc- this project here in Altha, and


others like it, Rural Develop-
ment is helping bring safe and
reliable drinking water to com-
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USDA Rural Development
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rural communities and is the
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French toast sticks & sau-
sage links or assorted cere-
als with buttered toast and
assorted fruit juice.
TUESDAY
Sausage Biscuit or assorted
cereal with buttered toast
and assorted fruit juice.
WEDNESDAY
Cheese grits and sausage
:-patty or assorted cereal
with buttered toast and as-
sorted fruit juice.

LUNCHES
Elementary
(Pre-K thru 5th)
MONDAY
Corn dog, baked beans,
green Beans, and Rosy
applesauce. Alternative:
Turkey & Cheese Wrap.
TUESDAY
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce,
peas & carrots, apple and
roll. Alternative: chef sal-
ad.
WEDNESDAY
Baked chicken, .mashed
potatoes & gravy; green
beans, roll. Alternative:
grilled cheese sandwich.

**^ SPONSORED BY: / I


Laban Bontrager, DMD
Monica Bpntrager, DMD
Bristol, Phone 643-5417

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS,
WE'RE THERE


September workshop will

showcase best practices

in writing education at FSU
TALLAHASSEE -- The ability to write effectively is an essen-
tial, if underemphasized, part of any student's education. For this
reason, The Florida State University will host a workshop to provide
area educators with the tools they need to teach writing more ef-
fectively.
The FSU Writing Project (www.coe.fsu.edu/writingproject/index.
html) will showcase the teaching of writing at its fifth annual Writ-
ing Summit. The summit is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, from
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Tallahassee Community College. Teachers,
administrators and supervisors from Tallahassee and surrounding
school districts are invited.to attend this one-day workshop.
Local master teachers, who represent all levels of schooling from
kindergarten through community college, will kick off the summit
to discuss new directions in teaching writing. FSU Writing Project
teacher consultants will present useful theory-to-practice ideas in
three breakout sessions. Professor Christian Goering, from the Uni-
versity ofArkansas, will speak to attendees at the luncheon about the
value of music in writing instruction.
The cost of the Writing Summit is $40 for non-students and $25
for currently enrolled students, and includes continental breakfast
and lunch. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, Sept. 1. For more
information, call Assistant Professor Shelbie Witte of the Florida
State University College of Education at (850) 644-6738 or e-mail
her at switte@fsu.edu.


LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

NOTICE FOR PARENTS


The new school year is fast approaching, and
the Liberty County School District is preparing for
the return of your students. We hope that each
of you has had a restful and safe summer. As we
prepare for the new school year, we want you to
be fully informed of the changes that are being
made for the 2009-2010 school year. It will be
essential that you carefully read all of the materi-
als sent home with your child.
There are changes to the following policies or
procedures:

eAttendance
*Promotion Requirements
,Cell Phone Use
*Student Check-Out Policy (LCHS)J
*Zero Tolerance
*Free/Reduced Lunch Eligibility

You will receive a copy of the Student Code of
Conduct and the Handbook for your student's
school. Please take the time to read these
documents carefully. Also, please plan to attend
the Open House held at your student's school.

The school day for students will start thirty
minutes later this year. Classes will begin at
8:30 A.M. Students may be dropped off at 7:30
A.M., and supervision will be provided. However,
students dropped off before 7:30 A.M. will not
be supervised and the district will not be respon-
sible for the students until 7:30 A.M. Due to the
change in start and.ending times buses will also
run approximately 30 minutes later than last


year. Classes will end at 3:30 P.M. Specific times
for pick up can be found in the individual school
Handbooks.

We will continue to have the 21st Century after
school program again this year. The program will
begin serving students after school on Monday,
August 24. If you need more information contact
Seth Geiger at 643-2275 x351.

For your child's safety, please ensure that the
schools have current contact information for you
including current mailing address and telephone
numbers. Please update these during the year
when changes occur.

Students meeting the requirements for
Supplemental Educational Services (Tolar and
Hosford students only) can receive additional
information on these services at the Provider
Fair scheduled for August 27th from 3:00-5:30
PM at the District School Board Office.

We would like to welcome Mr. Aaron Day as
Principal at Hosford Elementary and Jr. High and
Mr. Link Barber as Assistant Principal at W.R.
Tolar School for the 2009-2010 school year.
Also, joining the staff at LCHS is Mr. Donnie
Coxwell.

We encourage you to visit our public
website at www.lcsboriline.org

We are eagerly awaiting each student's return
as we continue to prepare and plan the best
educational and extra curricular programs for
each student.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer, be
safe and we will see you on AUGUST 24!


OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULES

LCHS WR TOLAR HOSFORD Liberty Early
S All grades All Grades All grades Learning Center
Thursday, Aug. 20 Thursday, Aug. 20 Tuesday, Aug. 31 Tuesday, Sept. 1
5:30 7 p.m. 4-6:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.
'___/ *________ -_______


Supplemental Educational Services

Provider Fair
August 27, 3:00 5:30 p.m.
Liberty County School Board Office

What is a Provider Fair: .- 4 .. .
The opportunity to meet approved
Providers that are available to
provide free tutoring services to "* '' /
qualifying students in our district. ,
What is SES?
Supplemental Educational Services, is FREE TUTORING
provided under the No Child Left behind (NCLB) Act.
Who Qualifies for Services?
*Students that attend a Title I school that has been*
identified as a School in Need of Improvement (for failing to
make Adequate Yearly Progress for two or more
consecutive years), W. R. TOLAR and HOSFORD ELEMENTARY
AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.
*Students that qualify for free or reduced priced lunch. .

Make plans now to come out and meet bur Providers.
Providers will be available to give you information about
academic tutoring that is available to qualifying students
free of charge. Additional information will be available at W.
R. Tolar and Hosford Elementary and Junior High School.


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AUGUST 19, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17



Minutes from the regular meeting of the


Liberty County School Board held July 14


Official minutes from the
July 14 regular meeting of the
Liberty County School Board as
recorded by the board secretary.

The meeting was called to order
by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Mem-
bers present at the meeting were
Tommy Duggar, Logan Kever,
Roger Reddick, Darrel Hayes,
Kyle Peddie and Superintendent
Sue Summers.
1. The prayer was offered by
Kever and the Pledge of
Allegiance was led by Hayes.
2. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to adopt the
agenda with emergency item.
3. CONSENT ITEMS
A. Approval of Minutes June 30,
2009
B. Principals Reports for June,
2009
C. Financial Statements for
June, 2009
D. Bills and Payroll (June 2008-
09 Payables and July, 2009)
Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve the Con-
sent Items.
4. ACTION ITEMS:
1. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
Code of Conduct for 2009-2010.
2. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Kever and
carried unanimously to approve
Student Progression Plans for
2009-2010.
3. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to approve Contract
with Florida Virtual School to pro-
vide Virtual Instruction Program
for the 2009-2010 school year.


4. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve request
for the following title changes
from Coordinator to Supervisor
(effort to consolidate on Salary
Schedule).
Supervisor of Assessment,
Technology and Alternative Pro-
grams Jason Fowler
Supervisor of Exceptional Stu-
dent Education Teresa Yancey
5. Motion was made by Red-
dick and seconded by Hayes to
approve revised Salary Sched-
ule for 2009-2010. After discus-,
sion, motion was made by Red-
dick and seconded by Hayes to
amend motion to approve revised
Salary Schedule for 2009-2010
less the supplement 10 and sup-
plement 14 and to vote on them
separately.
After more discussion, mo-
tion was made by Duggar and
seconded by Kever to approve
Supplement 10 and Supplement
14. For motion: Duggar, Kever,
Hayes, Peddie. Against motion:.
Reddick.
6. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
State Fiscal Stabilization Grant
Application for the 2009-2010 fis-
cal year.
.7. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Reddick, sec-
onded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve use of
district funds for cell phone usage
for essential personnel for the
2009-2010 fiscal year (required
by 2009 legislation).
8. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve out-of-
state travel (Nashville, TN.) for


Seth Geiger, Slade Geiger, and
Vanesa Ford to be paid from
21st Century funds (required by
Grant)
9. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
the following 2009-2010 PAEC
Resolutions:
PAEC Resolution
Professional Development Cen-
ter (PDC) Resolution
Gateway Finance Resolution
Gateway Student Resolution
Dashboard Resolution
10. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve 2009-
2010 PAEC TSA Consulting Con-
tract.
11. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and car-
ried unanimously to approve Title
II, Part A Grant Application.
12. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
administrative salary sched-
ule which was approved July 1,
2008.
13. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
Title I, Part A Grant Application
14. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Kever and
carried unanimously to approve
School Choice with Transporta-
tion Grant Application.
15. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to approve Supple-
mental Education Services Grant
'Application.
16. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve Carl
D. Perkins Rural and Sparsely


LIBERTY COUNTY BUS


ROUTES 2009-2010

*Andrea Boatwright 01-04: Sumatra, Highway 12 South, Thomley Daycare,
Orange, Old Bristol Road/67 Bristol Side, Spring Branch, Peddie Road, CR 379.
*Carolyn Nobles 06-03: Whitehead Landing, Shawn Road, Arnold Kelly, Mc-
Coy's, Johnny Brown Road, Williams Road.
*Melissa Lopez 12: Pullam Road, Telogia, Cannon Branch, Burnt Bridge,:
Forrest Road 120.
*Billy R. Smith 98-05: Highwayl2 South, Green Acres, Estiffanulga.
*Earl McGlockton 01-18: Rock Bluff, Liberty Corrections, Abe Chester Road,
Gadsden County Line, Meredith Road, Roy, Aspalaga Road.
*Jeanie Rogers 99-06: City of Bristol, Freeman Road, Hall Circle, Faircloth
Road, Bristol Boat Landing.
-Linda Brown 11-99: Highway 20 West, Chason Circle, White Springs, Miller
Road.
*Willie BR. Alen 21: Garden of Eden, Potter Road,
Copeland Trailer Park, Danny Black Road, Sweet
Water, Robertson Mill Rd., Maydean Drive, Michaux i.
Road, Pea Ridge Road.
*Vicky Godwin (Van) 76: Gretchen Everhart
School.
-Martha Terry 111:
(1) ESE Transportation, special needs children.
Parents need to call for instructions about
pick-up times.
(2) Turkey Creek, Pea Ridge Road, Hoe-
cake Road, Old Post Road, Durham Road.
-Wanda Peddie 05-02: Blue Creek,
Chester Street, Lowery, Hosford, Beagle
Lane.


Populated
Discretionary Grant Application
for 2009-2010.
17. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
Carl D. Perkins Secondary Sec-
tion 131 Discretionary Grant Ap-
plication for 2009-2010.
18. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Duggar and carried
. unanimously to approve IDEA,
Part B Entitlement Grant Applica-
tion.
19. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve the fol-
lowing Grant Applications:
IDEA, Part B ARRA Grant Ap-
plication
IDEA Part B Pre-School Entitle-
ment Grant Application
IDEA Part B Pre-School Entitle-
ment ARRA Grant Application
20. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Kever and
carried unanimously to approve
Contract Between Calhoun
County School Board and Liberty
County School Board for Physical
Therapy Services for 2009-2010
school year.
21. Motion was made by Kev-
er, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
Contract Between Soliant Health
and Liberty County School Board
for Speech Language Pathol-
ogy Services for the 2009-2010
school year (up to 10 hours-per
week).
22. Motion was made by
Reddick, seconded by Duggar
and carried unanimously to ap-
prove the following Grant Appli-
cations:
Title I, Part D Grant Application
Title II, Part D (E2T2) Grant Ap-
plication
Adult Education Grant Applica-
tion
23. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve re-
quest for permission to advertise
changes in Liberty County School
Board Policy 5.32 Zero Tolerance
for School Related Crimes.
24. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, .seconded by Reddick and
carried unanimously to approve
the following professional devel-
opment contracts:
Dr. Larry Chew
Modern Red Schoolhouse
5. PERSONNEL
1. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Ms. Kim Ev-
erett as Band Director at Liberty
County High School for the 2009-
2010 school year to be effective
August 14, 2009.
2. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Ms. Lara
Deason for a 12 month teach-
ing position as District Reading
Coach effective July 1, 2009 to
be paid 100% from the Reading
Allocation.
3. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Reddick and car-
ried unanimously to approve rec-
ommendation of Vern McComb
as Custodian at Hosford School
for the 2009-2010 school year to
be effective July 6, 2009 pending
completion of district hiring re-


quirements.
4. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Cynthia Renee'
Baggett as Custodian at W.R. To-
lar K-8 School for the 2009-2010
school year to be effective July 6,
2009 pending completion of dis-
trict hiring requirements.
5. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Aaron Day as Prin-
cipal at Hosford Elementary and
Junior High School for the 2009-
2010 school year to be effective
July 1, 2009.
6. Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Debbie Eddleman
to drive Gretchen Everhart route
for summer school (7 hours per
day June 15, 2009 through July
17, 2009).
7. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to approve rec-
ommendation of Hal Summers
as Teacher (12 months) at Bris-
tol Youth Academy for the 2009-
2010 school year to be effective
July 27, 2009.
8. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Kever and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Ms. Celeste
Shuler for Professional Services
Contract for 2009-2010 school
year.
9. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and car-
ried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Jill Davis as
Degreed Paraprofessional to be
paid 78% from Degreed Para-
professional Salary Schedule be-
ginning August 14, 2009 through
September 30, 2009 (Federal
Teacher Transition Grant) and for
the remainder of the 2009-2010
school year pending approval of
the grant.
6. INFORMATION AND DIS-
CUSSION ITEMS
Karen Peddle reported to the
Board that the food service did
very well and are getting closer to
breaking even.
7. SUPERINTENDENT'S RE-
PORTS
Superintendent Summers in-
formed the Board of the Open
House dates and times for all
schools Tolar School August
20 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., LCHS -
August 20 5:30 p.m. to 7:00
p.m., Hosford School August
31 5:00 p.m.
She also informed them of the
date for the dedication of the new
school in Hosford August 1 -
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
EMERGENCY ITEM:
1. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
Contract Between Liberty County
School District and Davis Monk
and Company to provide audit for
Internal Accounts of the Liberty
County School Board for years
ended June 30, 2009 and June
30, 2010.
Motion was made by Reddick, sec-
onded by Hayes and carried unani-
mously to adjourn the meeting.

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Liberty County adult

school students earn

diplomas, certificates
by Melissa Muza
The adult school would like to recognize the follow-
ing individuals earning their High School Diplomas or
Certificate of Completions through the Liberty County
Adult Education Center (LCAEC) during the 2008-09
school year.
Amy Allen, Ethan Ammons, Benjamin David Arnold,
Jeremy Edgar Baggett, Michael Burke, James Michael
Dawsey, Clara Deason, Shawna Finuff, Samantha Bran-
nan, Elizabeth Harrell, Billy George Hobby, Jr., Amanda
S. Holton, Chantel' Jones, George Kersey, Jr., Victor Ri-
cardo Ojeda, Alejandro Sanders and Brittany L. Shiver.
There were 153 students enrolled in the LCAEC from
July 2008 to June 2009. The students attained the fol-
lowing achievements:
V/17 total diplomas earned through the Adult school,
16 students passed the GED and earned High School Di-
plomas and one student earned a Liberty County Adult
High School Diploma.
V142 GED Literacy Completion points were earned
(improved in 9.0-12.0 grade level functions)
V100 ABE Literacy Completion points were earned
(improved in 0.0-8.9 grade level functions)
V55 High School and/or Middle School courses were
passed through Adult school instruction
V1 Student passed the Para-Professional Assessment
Test through Adult school instruction
v25 High School Seniors received LCHS Diplomas
through Adult School Remediation/Credits
The Liberty County Adult Education and Even Start
Center offers a variety of services to the public. An indi-
vidual may receive assistance in GED Preparation, Adult
Basic Literacy, Family Literacy, Adult High School
Credit, FCAT Instruction, ESOL Tutoring and Course
Credit for Dual Enrolled Adult/High School students.
Career Awareness and assistance in completing college
and job applications are also provided.
The Adult/Even Start Family Literacy Program pro-
vides special services to adults who qualify. These ser-
vices may include paying the cost of the GED test and
providing free child care while the adult attends class.
You may qualify for Even Start if you are a parent or
guardian with children between the ages of birth and 7
years old and need a High School Diploma or remedia-
tion in Basic Skills.
The Adult school is located at the Liberty County
Education and Administrative Center on Hwy. 12 South


Liberty County
High School
mascot. Miss
Liberty, is
ready for the
first day
of class on
Aug. 24.


in Bristol. Attendance is flexible to meet individual
needs.
The GED test is administered each month in Liberty
County. The next test is scheduled for Aug. 25-26, in-
dividuals wishing to take the test must register prior to
the test day.
If you have any questions concerning the GED test
or would like to enroll in the adult program, call Jason
Fowler at 643-2275 ext. 238 or Melissa Muza at 643-
2275 ext. 239.


Tolar School to hold

open house Aug. 20
Tolar's vision is to be the "Finest School In Florida".
where everyone enters to learn and goes forth in excel-
lence. It takes a team to educate a child and that's what
we are all about at Tolar. The team includes you and the
most important teammate, your child. At Tolar we be-
lie\ e that Together Everyone Achieves More and we're
glad that you are a part of TEAM TOLAR.
Tolar's open house will be on Thursday, August 20
from 4-6:30 p.m.. Please come when it is convenient to .
you and visit your child's teacher.
We will begin the open house with informal class-
room visits. Representatives from the district office
\\i ll be stationed in the lunchroom to demonstrate the
meal 'pay plus system and assist you with completing
lunch forms. You will be able to deposit money into
) our child's lunch account. A Girl Scout representative
and a representative of the 21st Century After School
program will be located in the lunchroom as well.
We will have a short assembly to close the evening
in the multi-purpose room that will include a recorder
concert by our students.
The 21st Century After School program is going to be
a ailable beginning the first day of school. You MUST
complete a registration form prior to your child's atten-
dance. For more information, please contact Mr. Seth
Geiger at 643-2275, ext. 351.
We would like to thank Liberty Correctional Insti-
tute for providing some much needed assistance at our
school this summer from cleaning to construction. We
could not get everything ready if not for the help of Lib-
erty CI.

Football scrimmage

Thursday in Bristol
There will be a football scrimmagezon Thursday, Aug.
20 at 8 p.m. in Bristol. Admission is by donations only.
donations will be used to purchase items needed for the
football season such as washing detergents, towels, other
cleaning supplies, etc.
The Bulldog Club Staff will be present during the
scrimmage for assistance with parking and club mem-
bership.
Our new mascot, Miss Liberty wants to welcome all
the LCHS students and staff back to school on Aug. 24..
The teachers and staff have been working hard getting
ready to have a great year.


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Marianna High School............................ 8:00
Wewahitchka High (District)....................... 8:00
Graceville High (Homecoming)..................... 8:00
Franklin Co. High (District)......................... 7:30
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Oct. 8 Wewahitchka High..................7:00

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Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival on tour


The Apalachicola Riverkeep-
er is hosting the Wild and Scenic
Environmental Film Festival
(WSEFF) on Tour. The WSEFF,
which is presented by Patago-
nia, is the largest environmen-
tal film festival in the U.S. The
event is organized and hosted
by the South Yuba River Citi-
zens League. For 26 years this
grassroots environmental orga-
nization has been bringing their
community together around the
protection of the Yuba Water-
shed.
The festival tour brings to-
gether the best of the home


festival's films. With a growing
public awareness for the envi-
ronment, the festival aims to in-
crease this groundswell through
inspiring and' educational films
which hopefully will motivate
people to go out and make a dif-
ference in their community and
around the world. Whether it is
the struggle for environmental
justice, information on renew-
able energy or an educational
tale about an endangered 'spe-
cies, the films expose people
to forward-thinking ideas and
global awareness. The films not
only highlight concerns but pro-


vide solutions, reaching people
through beautiful imagery like
the sweeping landscapes of the
Tallgrass Prairie or the grandeur
of the rivers around the world.
Schedule and Venues
The festival will open Satur-
day, August 29 in Carrabelle and
close in Apalachicola on' Satur-
day, Sept. 5 at the historic Dixie
Theater. Tickets are now on sale.
The complete. schedule is as fol-
lows:
VSaturday, Aug. 29 at the
Carrabelle City Auditorium,
1001 Grey Avenue in Carrabelle
the Children's Program at 5 p.m.


(ET), the Reception at 6:30 p.m.
(ET) and the General Audience
Program I at 7 p.m. (ET)
&/Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the
St. George Island Volunteer Fire
Dept. at 324 Pine Avenue, St.
George Island, the Children's Pro-
gram at 5 p.m. (ET), the Wine and
Cheese Reception at 6:30 p.m.
(ET) and the General Audience
Program II at 7 p.m. (ET)
VThursday, Sept. 3 at the
Tupelo Theater at 136 Highway
22, Wewahitchka the Wine and
Cheese Reception at 6 p.m. (CT)
and the General Audience Pro-
gram III at 7 p.m. (ET)


VFriday, Sept. 4 at the FSU
Coastal and Marine Laboratory at
3618 US Highway 98, St. Teresa,
the Wine and Cheese Reception at
6 p.m. (ET) and the General Audi-
ence Program I at 7 p.m. (ET)
VSaturday, Sept. 5 at the
Dixie Theater at 21 Avenue E,
Apalachicola, the Children's Pro-
gram at 3 p.m. (ET), the General
Audience Program II at 5 p.m.
(ET), the Wine and Cheese Re-
ception 6:30 p.m. -(ET) and the
General Audience Program III at
7 p.m. (ET).
Tickets can be purchased on-
line or by calling (850)653-8936.


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A choice of low fat white, chocolate or
strawberry milk served with all meals.


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BEAKA MNBlountstown High School's 2009
Assorted cereals with buttered toast and assorted fruit juice.
TUESDAY Homecoming set for Sept21-25
Waffles and sausage links or assorted cereal with buttered
toast and assorted fruit juice.. Believe it or not, Blount- three years. Sharon Leonard-McCrone.
WEDNESDAY 4 stown High School's home- This year's senior class You can also send an e-mail
Ham, egg and cheese biscuit or assorted cereal coming is right around the has never had the -pleasure message to wwwsleonard-
with buttered toast and assorted fruit juice. com g is right around the has never had the pleasure message to www.sleonard


(Pre-K thru 5th) (Grades 6-12)
MONDAY MONDAY
Hot dog, corn, apple slices Hot dog or hamburger, corn,
and cookie. apple slices and cookie.
TUESDAY Alternate: Chef Salad
Turkey and cheese sub, TUESDAY
lettuce and tomato, potato Turkey and cheese sub or
wedges and peaches. ranch chicken wrap, lettuce
WEDNESDAY and tomato, potato wedges
Chicken- nuggets, mashed and peaches. .Alternative:
potatoes & gravy, green Grilled chicken salad.
beans, roll. WEDNESDAY
lM IT iChicken nuggets or chicken
sTOSOEU IS B: burger, mashed potatoes &
BristoC gravy, green beans, roll.
Alternative: Chicken salad
DentaflCtl inc Awith fruit.
Laban Bontrager, DMD & Monica Bontrager, DMD
12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd. Bristol 643-5417
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comer! 'IThe school admin-
istration has set the week of
Sept. 21-25 as Homecom-
ing Week 2009. This year's
theme is TIGER TOWN
2009!
A schedule of all activi-
ties will be announced as
soon as possible.
The parade is set for Fri-
day, September 25, at 1:00
p.m. The unofficial theme
of this event is "Don't Rain
on My Parade."
As many of you will re-
member, the parade has
been rained out for the past


or having a parade. They
have, though suffered the
disappointment of seeing
their freshman, sophomore
and junior class floats being
dismantled without ever
being viewed by the other
students or the community.
Because of this we are go-
ing to work extra hard to
make this a very special pa-
rade.
If you are interested in
being a part of this year's
parade, please contact the
high school at 674-5724
and leave a message for


mccrone(gmail.com.
We would like to make
this parade one of the best
ever! We are asking com-
munity groups, churches,
etc., to join us in making
this parade special for our
students and the commu-
nity. In hard times like the
ones our country is experi-
encing, public displays of
pride in our young people
and our schools is even
more important than usual.
Please contact Sharon
with any ideas or sugges-
tions at 674-5724.


4* Blountstown High School



TIGER FOOTBALL


I 2009 Varsitvy Schedule I 2009 JV Schedule


Sept. 1
Sept. 10
Sept. 17
Sept. 24
Oct. 1
Oct. 8


Port St. Joe ............................. 6:00
W ewa........................................ 6:00
Liberty ..................................... 6:00
Freeport........................... 6:00
Bozem an.............................. 6:00
Graceville................................. 6:00


THIS SCHEDULE SPONSORED BY:

CALHOUN COUNTY

TOBACCO FREE PARTNERSHIP
* 19611 SR 20 W Blountstown (850) 674-5645 ext. 236
Be tobacco free, your lungs will thank you!


AWAY GAMES ARE LIGHT. HOME GAMES ARE IN BOLD TYPE. ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL.
L -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -


Aug. 28 Freeport (kick-off classic).......... 7:00
Sept. 4 Sneads.............................. .. 7:00
Sept. 11 OPEN
Sept. 18 Chipley................................. 7:00
Sept. 25 Wewa (homecoming)-District......... 7:00
Oct. 2 Graceville.................................. 7:00
Oct. 9 West Gadsden-District.............. 6:30
Oct. 16 Marianna................................... 7:00
Oct. 23 Port St. Joe-District............. 7:00
Oct. 30 Franklin Co.-District.................. 6:30
Nov. 6 Liberty Co.-District...................7:00
Nov. 13 Baker .........................................7:00


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Board of County Commis-
sioners (BCC) of Calhoun County,
Florida will receive sealed pro-
posals from any qualified person,
company, or corporation interest-
ed in providing the following ser-
vices:

SOLID WASTE COLLECTION/
DISPOSAL SERVICES

Proposals will be received until
2.QQ p.m. (CT), on Tuesday. Sep-
tember 15, 2009,. at the Calhoun
County Clerk's Office, Calhoun
County Courthouse, 20859 Central
Avenue East, Room 130, Blount-
stown, Florida 32424. Proposals
will beopened and read aloud at
5:00 p.m. (CT) or as soon as pos-
sible thereafter on Tuesday. Sep-
tember 15, 2009, in the Open Ses-
sion of BCC. All proposals should
be sealed and marked "Calhoun
County Solid Waste Collection/
Disposal Services Proposal".
Detailed information and proposal
forms can be obtained at no charge
from the Emergency Management
Office at 20859 Central Avenue
East, Room G-40, located in the
basement of the Calhoun County
Courthouse or online at www.cal-
hounflorida.org. For additional in-
formation, you may contact Don A.
O'Bryan at (850)674-8075.

A mandatory pre-bid conference
will be held on Tuesday, August
25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. (CT), in
the Emergency Operations Center
(EOC), located in the basement of
the Courthouse.

Each proposal must be accompa-
nied by a Bid Bond or cashier's
check payable to the Calhoun
County Board of County Commis-
sioners for five percent (5%) of the
required $1 million Performance
Bond.

The. Board of County Commis-
sioners reserves the right.to waive
informalities or to reject any or all
proposals. Awards will be made
on the basis of the cost and quali-
fication/reputation of the proposer.
The Board will not be obligated to
award the contract to the lowest


proposer.


8-12 & 8-19-09


NOTICE TO RECEIVE
SEALED BIDS FOR
DESIGN-BUILD FIRMS

The Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners will re-
ceive sealed proposals from any
qualified person, company or cor-
poration interested in designing
and constructing:

LIBERTY COUNTY
GUARDRAIL PROJECT

The Design/Build Firm shall be re-
sponsible for providing plans and
specifications for the project and
constructing in accordance with
FDOT standards. This project
shall consist of the replacement
of guardrail at 10 sites in Liberty
County. Project sites shall include
Hoecake Road, C.R. .67A, C.R.
2.70, C.R. 2224 and C.R. 1641.
Total guardrail to be replaced is
approximately 4,500 LF plus end
treatments.

Request for Proposals can be ob-
tained at the Liberty County Clerks
Office, 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bris-
tol, FL 32321, (850) 643-2215.
The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.

Completion date for this project
will be 120 days from-the date
of the Notice to Proceed present-
ed to the successful bidding team.
Contractor must be FDOT quali-
fied. Proof of this qualification is
required in the proposal package.

Liquidated damages for failure to
complete the project on the speci-
fied date will be set at $200.00 per
day.

Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a sealed bid, the bid
number and what the bid is for.

Bids will be received until 2:00
p.m. Eastern Time, on Sep-
tember 3 2009, at the Lib-
erty County Clerk's Office, Lib-
erty County Courthouse, Hwy 20,
Bristol, Florida 32321, and will be


opened and read aloud on Sep-
tember 3 2009, at 3:00
p.m. Eastern Time. The public is
invited to attend.

Cost for Request for Proposals
will be $50.00 per set and is
non-refundable. Checks should
be made payable to LIBERTY
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS.

The Board of County Commis-
sioners reserves the right to waive
informalities in any bid, to accept
and/or reject any or all bids, and
to accept the bid that in their judg-
ment will be in the best interest of
Liberty County.

If you have any questions, please
call Robert Hill at (850) 643-2215.


8-12 T 8-26-09


Public Notice


The contents of the following stor-
age units rented at M & W Storage
in Altha,-Florida will be disposed of
if not paid in full AND emptied out
by August 27, 2009:

Brenda Smith
Unit # 43 North
8-19 & 8-26-09

NOTICE TO RECEIVE LETTERS
OF INTEREST FOR CON-
STRUCTION ENGINEERING
INSPECTION (CEI) SERVICES

The Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners will re-
ceive sealed letters of interest from
any qualified person, company or
corporation interested in providing
CEI services for the:

LIBERTY COUNTY
GUARDRAIL PROJECT

The CEI Firm shall be responsible
for providing inspection services
on the project, obtain EEO infor-
mation from the Design/Build firm
throughout the duration of the
*project, and assist with the Owner
with record keeping of this infor-
mation. The project shall consist
of the replacement of guardrail at
10 sites in Liberty County. Project
sites shall include Hoecake Road,


C.R. 67A, C.R. 270, C.R. 2224
and C.R. 1641. .Total guardrail
to be replaced is approximately
4,500 LF plus end treatments.

Instructions for the proposal pack-
ages and information on how the
proposals will be scored can be
obtained at the Liberty County
Clerks Office, 10818 NW S.R.
20, Bristol, FL 32321, (850) 643-
5404. All letters of interests and
submittal packages must conform
to these instructions. The propos-
al must also conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.

Please indicate on the envelope
that this is a sealed proposal and
what the proposal is for.,

Proposal packages will be received
until 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time,
on September 1 2009, at
the Liberty County Clerk's Office,
Liberty County Courthouse, Hwy
20, Bristol, Florida 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 proposal
that in their judgment will be in the
best interest of Liberty County.

If you have any questions, please
call the Board of County Commis-
sioners Office at (850) 643-5404.
8-19 & 8-26-09


PUBLIC AUCTION
Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a PublicAuctiononAug. 31,2009
at 5.30 p.mn. (ET).
1994 Black 4D Cherokee Jeep SE
Vin# 1J4FT28S6RL151269
Our Auction will be held at Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road off Highway
20 East, one half mile on left, you will see
our sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
The Calhoun-Uberty Joumal 8-18-09
If you need any more information on the
above vehicle, please call (850) 643-2522
or 228-9555 ask for Dale. _


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New record number of

volunteer hours at parks B


TALLAHASSEE The
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection's (DEP)
Florida Park Service announced
a new record for volunteer hours
during the 2008-09 fiscal year.
More than 6,000 volunteers
contributed more than 1.2 mil-
lion hours of service to Florida's
state parks last year a 53,000
hour increase from the previous
fiscal year and a record high for
the park service.
"This record number demon-
strates the outstanding commit-
ment and stewardship to Flori-
da's environment demonstrated
by state park volunteers," said
DEP's Florida Park Service Di-
rector Mike Bullock. "The con-
tributions of park volunteers
alongside our dedicated staff are
sincerely appreciated and equate
to roughly 581 full-time posi-
tions saving the state $24 mil-
lion."
Volunteers contribute to the
Florida Park Service in a va-
riety of ways to help maintain
the natural beauty of Florida's


beaches, waterways and trails -
participating as interpreters, tour
guides, greeters, landscape art-
ists and resource custodians.
"Florida's state parks are
the perfect venue for residents
and visitors to spend time out-
doors while giving back to lo-
cal communities," said Elaine
McLaughlin, president of the
Friends of Florida State Parks,
the statewide citizen support or-
ganization for the Florida Park
Service.
The first two-time Gold Med-
al winner honoring the nation's
best state park service, Florida's
state park system is one of the
largest in the country with 160
parks, most of which are open
365 days a year.
Florida's state parks, which
span more than 700,000 acres
and include more than 100 miles
of sandy white beach, provide
an affordable outing for people
of all ages.
To learn about volunteer op-
portunities, visit www.friendsof-
floridastateparks.com.


Hosford VFD, donates truck to Rock Bluff


The Rock Bluff, Roy & Sweetwater Volunteer
Fire Department recently received its fourth
truck, thanks to the Hosford VFD. The 1984
GMC firetruck, shown above, "is in very
good shape," according to Rock Bluff VFD
Chief Bill Anderson. He said the vehicle will
require a bit of work "but nothing major."
Before then, the Rock Bluff firefighters were
depending on a 1965 model firetruck. The
Bristol Fire Department has also passed on
some much-needed used equipment to Rock
Bluff. "They've given us fire hoses, air tanks,


turnout gear and we just got a pump for one
of our other trucks," the chief said, noting that
kind of mutual assistance is a big help to a
small department like his. "We've got about
18 volunteers and we're always looking for
more," Anderson said, noting that another
firefighting training session is planned Aug.
22 at the Rock Bluff Community Center, which
adjoins the firehouse on Torreya Park Road.
The VFD meets the fourth Thursday of each
month and the meeting is set for Aug. 27.
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The Mentally Retarded
Defendant Program Located in
Chattahoochee, Florida
Has an immediate opening for

OPS Registered Nurse Specialist
3 Years of experience as a RN required
Salary $30.00/hr

Please contact Donna Franklin Executive Nursing
Director or Melissa Johnson, Registered Nurse
Supervisor at 663-7312 or 663-7699



CHIPOLA COLLEGE
is recruiting for a part-time:

INTERPRETER FOR DEAF/ HEARING

IMPAIRED STUDENTS.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
-Associate's degree from an accredited college or
equivalent in education and sign language proficiency
required. Current RID (Registry of Interpreters for the
Deaf); NAD (National Association of the Deaf); or NIC
(National Interpreter Certification) preferred.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
(immediate need for fall 2009 semester)

Contact Human Resources at (850)718-2269, Monday
through Thursday, 7:30 am 4:30 pm to apply.
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The School Board. of Liberty County is accepting applications
for the following position for the 2009-2010 school year. A
complete Classified Application.listing three (3) profes-
sional references and Resume is required. It will need to
be submitted in the Information and Opportunities section of
the online application at the LCSB website, www.Icsbonline.
org. Once in this area, follow the "step by step" directions.
After completing application, it must be attached to the posi-
tion. Any computer with internet access may be used, i.e.
(Home, Library, One Stop Career Center, Adult School, etc.).
Those without computer access may come to the District
Administration office and complete your application. Assis-
tance will be provided, if needed.. Reasonable accommoda-
tions for completing forms and interviews are available
for people with disabilities when requested in advance.
For a request for reasonable accommodations, please
contact the Office of the Superintendent.


21st Century After-School Program
Para-Professional 01 Position
Location: Grace United Methodist and
Hosford Elementary and Jr. High School

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
*Must have an AA Degree or have passed the Para-Pro Test
*Computer experience preferred
*Tutoring/mentoring experience preferred
*Must provide written references upon the request of the Su-
perintendent
*CDL preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
-Ability to provide instruction to students.
*Ability to interact professionally with school and district level
personnel, parents, and other pertinent professionals.
*Ability to provide tutoring, physical fitness education, and en-
richment through multidisciplinary methods with a student to
teacher ratio of 18:1.
*Ability to mentor students.
*Ability to demonstrate proficiency in oral and written presen-
tation.
*Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely, efficient man-
ner.
COMPENSATION: U12/hour
MONDAY THRU THURSDAY; 12hours per week
Applications will be received from:
August 13- August 22, 2009
EMPLOYMENT WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON CLEARANCE OF FINGERPRINTS AND DRUG TEST.
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LISA MICHELLE (LEATH) CUMBIE
BLOUNTSTOWN Lisa Michelle (Leath) Cumbie,
34, of Blountstown, passed away Thursday, Aug. 13,
2009 at her home. She was born
on Jaa. 30, 1975 in Marianna and
had lived in Calhoun County all of
her life. She was a 1993 graduate
of Altha High School. She was an
Assistant Deli Manager at Harvey's
Grocery Store in Blountstown. She
was a member of Magnolia Baptist
Church and attended Rivertown
Community Church.
Survivors include her mother and
stepfather, Lucretia and Wayne Porter of Altha; her father
and stepmother, John and Kaye Leath of St. Stephens, SC;
two sons, Jonathan Leath and Zachary Cumbie, both of
Blountstown; one daughter, Brittnee Cumbie of Blount-
stown; three sisters, Paige White and her husband, Wayne
of Blountstown, Melissa Boggs and her husband, Tracey
of Marianna and Daisy Holliday and her husband, Manuel
of Blountstown; two stepbrothers, Donald Porter and his
wife, Candy of Jacksonville and Travis Jones of Ashville,
NC; a former husband, Bryan Cumbie of Blountstown;
seven nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 17 at Peavy Funeral
Home Chapel with Reverend Paul Smith and Reverend
Michael Morris officiating. Memorialization will be by
cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of
the arrangements.


RONALD 'RONNIE'
EUGENE OWENS
SOPCHOPPY Ronald 'Ron-
nie' Eugene Owens, 60, of Sop-
choppy, passed away Friday, Aug.
14, 2009 in Tallahassee. He was a
lifelong resident of Sopchoppy and
Tallahassee. He had lived in Orlan-
do for the past 12 years. A gradu-
ate of Rickards High School, TCC
and FSU, he enjoyed the outdoors
and loved being with his family. He
was of the Seventh Day Adventist
faith.
He is preceded in death by his
maternal grandparents, John L. and
Martha Crowson Davis; his pater-
nal grandparents, Hobert H. Owens
and Fannie Robinson and a nephew,
Verdry Owens.
Survivors include his parents,
Hobert V. Owens and Syble Davis
Owens, both of Sopchoppy; two
brothers, John H. Owens and his
wife, Mary Anne of Curtis Mills
and Mike V. Owens and his wife,
Pat of Nome, AK; one sister, San-
dra 'Sandy' Stone and her husband,
Mike of Tallahassee; one uncle,
Odell Owens and one aunt, Emmie
Davis Glenn; nieces and nephews,
Levi Owens, Matthew Owens, Alan
Stone, Michael Owens, Melanie
Woodall, Sarah Stone, Emily Stone
and Melissa Owens and many
friends and family.
Services will be held Wednes-
day, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. at Sopchoppy
Southern Baptist Church. Inter-
ment will follow in West Sopchop-
py Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the American Heart Asso-
ciation, Big Bend Hospice or a fa-
vorite charity.
Harvey-Young Funeral Home in
Crawfordville is in charge of the ar-
rangements.


O.B. SHULER
BRISTOL O.B. Shuler, 82, of Bristol,
passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at Tal-
lahassee .Memorial Hospital. He was born on
Sept. 1, 1926 and a lifelong resident of Liberty
County. He was a veteran of World War II, hav-
ing served in the United States Army. A lifelong
educator, he was retired from the Liberty School
system and was elected as Superintendent for
three terms. O.B. loved Liberty County and the
outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing with
his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Skeet
Shuler of Bristol; four daughters, Bess Revell
and her husband, Matt, Lynn Guthrie and her
husband, Ben, Nancy Dillmore and her hus-
band, Joe and Ladell Holland and her husband,
Brent, all of Bristol; ten grandchildren, Cade,
Toren and Koree Guthrie; Brooke, Monte and
Amber Revell; Brice and Ciana Dillmore; Brody
and Brock Holland; two sisters, Irma Revellfof
Graceville and Zerlene Atkinson of Bristol; one
brother, Moses Shuler of Bristol and other lov-
ing family members.
Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in
Bristol. Interment followed in the Bristol City
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be
made to your favorite charity.
Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge
of the arrangements.


W With Fond Memories on
Your Birthday


We thought of you today. We
thought of you yesterday. It broke
our hearts to loose you the day
God called you home. A million
times we've needed you. If love
alone could have saved you, you
never would have died.


We love you Mama,
Robert, Louise, Lillman, Rosa,
Bettye, Helen. Angela and James


In Loving Memory of


Oct. 20, 1929~Aug. 19, 2008
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And He found an empty place. ,
And then He looked down
upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you, So He
And lifted you to rest. And w
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best. It broke
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whispered "Peace be thine."
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were born and the few months following changed ,
our lives forever. We saw a true angel, a true
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S hard to be with her family. Your life was very short
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IF TEARS COULD
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If tears could build
a stairway
And memories were
a lane
We would walk right
up to heaven
And bring you back again.


No farewell words
were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before
we knew it
And only God knows why

Our hearts still ache
in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know

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want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the
happy times
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Both members and volunteers sought

It's enrollment time

for Liberty Co. 4-H
from the Liberty County Extension Office
# It's a new year and we are ready to get started. New
enrollment starts Sept. 1 for Liberty County 4-H. There
are a variety of opportunities for youth, ages 5 to 18, to
learn and get involved in their community.
Here are a few things that you can do: Community
service, Public Speaking, Small animal projects, 4-H Camp & Day
Camps, Gardening, Train your dog Share the Fun, Gain leadership
skills, ATV safety, 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking, Career develop-
ment, GPS, Performing arts, Sports Fishing, Photography, Shooting
Sports, Livestock projects, Rocketry, Robotics, Sewing, Teen coun-
cil, Money management, Consumer education, Food & Nutrition.
Youth can experience 4-H through non-competitive and competi-
tive projects, events and programs at the local, county, district, state
and national level. Opportunities like project books, field days, tal-
ent shows, fairs and contests offer ways to learn new skills and meet
new friends.
How can youth get involved? By joining or becoming involved
in a 4-H club, 4-H after school, 4-H in the classroom and 4-H camps
during the year.
Why should you as an adult volunteer? People volunteer for 4-H
for many reason. However, there is a special sense of accomplish-
ment in helping a new generation of young people grow and learn.
Each of us has individual perspectives, knowledge, skills and tal-
ents that have been gained through life experience. More and more
youth need the values, skills and guidance of 4-H volunteers. Just
think how much the next generation could benefit from your lifetime
of experience. We need 4-H volunteers to benefit Liberty County
youth and share your knowledge, skills and talents with them so they
can grow to become an active participant in the future.
For more information on how you can make a difference in Lib-
erty County 4-H call at 850-643-2229.


SCharles McClellan

Funeral Home
Charles K. McClellan
Licensed Funeral Director
42 years experience
Call us Let us explain how we can
conveniently handle arrangements
in Liberty County.

Butler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral
me Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 323
Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277


CALABAZA FRUIT


VOODOO LILY


New plants to try this year


The fun of gardening is trying
out new plants. Sometimes we
are pleasantly surprised and
sometimes we are just surprised.
Here are a few of the "new-to-
me" plants I am trying.
The sword bean is an attention
grabber. With its 12 to 14-inch
long seedpod, this legume is an
eye catcher. Other names for
the sword bean are Chickasaw
lima bean, Brazilian broad bean,
coffee bean, horse bean, mole
bean and raba de burro.
The sword bean, known
scientifically as Canavalia
gladiata, is not eaten very
frequently, but has the potential
to become a food source. The ripe
seeds can be eaten after cooking,
but only after removing the
seed-coat and several changes
of water. The seed is used as
feed for cattle and chicken,
but if eaten in considerable
quantity dry seeds may cause
poisoning.
Swordbeanis grown primarily
as an ornamental in the U.S. It
is used as a climber on fences
and houses. This aggressive
vine quickly covers a trellis
and produces pretty purple-pink
blossoms.
Another vine that took me by
surprise is calabaza. Sometimes
referred to as West Indian
pumpkin or green pumpkin,


by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County

calabaza (Cucurbita moschata)
belongs to the squash family. It
is grown throughout the tropics
and sub-tropics.
This large, pumpkin-like
winter squash grows on very
long, trailing vines. The large
leaves are lobed with branching
tendrils. The flowers are yellow
and pollination is done by
bees.
Calabaza is round in shape
and varies in size. It can be as
large as a watermelon or as small
as a cantaloupe. The color of
calabaza can also vary and may
include greens, tans, reds and
oranges. Some squash are all
one color while others are multi-
colored and may include all the
colors listed above. This squash
is popular in the Caribbean
as well as Central and South
America.
According to references,
calabaza has a sweet flavor and
its texture is firm. This is similar
to the taste and texture of more
familiar varieties of squash,
such as butternut or acorn. Since
mine are not quite ready, I'll let
you know about the taste.
Another "new-to-me" plant


is the voodoo lily, specifically
Amorphophallus bulbifer. It's
one of the prettiest of the voodoo
lilies and the inflorescence
doesn't smell bad compared
to its well known cousin, the
corpse flower.
Amorphophallus bulbifer'
gets its name due to the bulbils
that form on top of the leaves.
The bulbils are like "little bulbs"
and when the plant goes dormant
they fall to the ground and start
new plants the next spring.
This plant likes the shade
and is an attractive feature to
a shady corner. In spring, you
will see a flower if the tuber
is mature enough, if not then
you will get a leaf. The dark
green leaf and spotted stems
provide an unusual look in the
landscape. The "flower" is
characterized by a compound
inflorescence composed of
numerous tightly packed florets
on a rod shaped "spadix" which
is often surrounded by a leaf like
bract or spathee". The spathe is
about 8 inches long with a rosy
colored throat.
These "not so common"
plants are difficult to find in
stores. I've been lucky enough
to be given seeds by other
passionate gardeners. Perhaps
you have a gardener friend that
would be willing to share.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE"
WITH COGONGRASS MANAGEMENT,


A Pilot Cost-Share program for
Treatment qf Cogongrass
2009 Sign-up Period:
Extended through September 1st


Apply for the cost-share assistance with
spraying herbicide to control this non-native
grass, called one of the world's worst weeds.

Increase land management options

Protect your property value

Decrease fire hazard

For guidelines and application materials,
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or visit our website at:


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ITEMS FOR S.

Queen size mattress ai
springs, double pillow top
wool covering, good for su
winter, in excellent condition
firm. Call 643-4349.
Snake lamp, brand new sti
off white/beige color, $5. C
5656.

Tinkerbell pillow-to-boo
magnolia bed set, comfort
and other accessories, $10
two Aeropostal Bear scarf
sets still w/tags $3 each o
both; Little Mermaid bed ten
new, never used, $5; Disne
cess sleeping bag, $3. C
5656.

Light pole and electric
ready for hook up, $200. Cal
at 379-3204 or 363-5087.

Dining room table, comes
chairs and china hutch, $3
tage sofa, $150; wooden
chair, $55; wash stand wit
and pitcher, $80. Call 674-3


Bowflex, never used, paid
asking $1,800. Call 674-281

Girls clothing, infant and
sizes 9-24 months, no stai
by piece or lot; V-Tech learn
tem, for ages 9-36 months,
with one game, used only a
of times, $20 or best offer. C
5696.
Central heat and air unit, 5
unit system, runs and cools
good for use in home, bu
camp or workshop, $300. C
5372.
Self-contained air conditi
1/2 ton, works good. Call 64
for more information.

Mazzarese Iron, 3-piece gl
living room tables, $100; 45
complete fish tank, $150 OB
762-2801.

King size bed w/frame, 2 1/
old, $300. Call 643-5957.

RCA 27" color TV, can be u
cable or satellite, $100. Ca
3155.


Guitar Hero World Tour dr
$50; fuse ball table, $60. C
5872.
SunMaster 16-bulb tannin
face & arm tanning, cooli
plugs into standard 120v hot
receptacle, $1,000. Call 228

Queen size sleeper sofa
shoes size 3; 4x4 cabinet; gl
table; ladies clothes size 1X
Call 674-3264. pd. for

55-gallon steel drums wit
25, $10 each, excellent s
Call 592-5780.


APPLIANCE:

2009 GE Freezer, 7-cubi
$100. Call 674-2598.


ALE

nd box
p, silk &
mmer &
in, $300
8-19,8-26
II in box,
'all 674-
8-19, 8-26

k, $3;
ter, skirt
D for all;
and cap
r $5 for
it, brand
ey Prin-
all 674-
8-19, 8-26
al box,
II Sherry
8-19, 8-26

with six
50; vin-
rocking
h basin
045.
8-19, 8-26

$2,000,


Maytag dryer, white, HD
(will deliver). Call 643-2058
6080.

Chest freezer, 18 ft., $125
674-8010.

General Electric dryer,
new, used once1 $250. Ca
8573.

Commercial slicer, $150. C
2814
Small refrigerator, 3 ft. tall,
compartment, two years ol
good condition, $85. Call 44
in Bristol.

GE 22,000 BTU A/C, window
used three summers, runs
$300 OBO. Call 258-3719.



ELECTRONIC


SVP C400 8MP Camera, dig
flip screen, 24 zoom, camco
audio, LED lighting, comes w
TV hook-ups and charger.
$100, asking only $50. Ca
5696. 8


14. Blackberry pearl phone, pir
8-19,8-26 less than six months, with r
card, $125. Call (850) 544-8
toddler 643-6080.
ns, sell
ing sys- HP 2175 3-in-1 color printed
comes er, scanner. In excellent co
couple $50 OBO; CRT monitor by c
all 674- diagonal screen, $20 OBO
8-19,8-26 643-3370.
ton split
s great, Custom-made computer, le
business, six months old, $150. Cal
'all 643- 8437. 8
8-19, 8-26
owner, 3
43-5526 CARS
8-19, 8-26

ass top 2001 -Buick La Saber, 1
Salmon miles, one elderly owne
0. Call maintained, new tires; $3,0(
8-12, 8-19 762-3881 after 4 p.m. or lea\
sage.
/2 years
8-12,8-19 2001 KIA Rio, 72,000 mile
tires, new battery, new brak
used for and rotary, Pioneer radio in
all 573- engine is messed up, $40(
8-12,8-19 Call 674-5696.

um set, 2001 VW Bug, 2 door, ne%
all 933- can use for parts, $1,000 OB
8-12, 8-19 272-7891.
ig bed,
ng fan,
usehold TRUCKS & SL
3-1806. TRU
8-12, 8-19
i; boys 1996 Toyota Tacoma pickup
lass top 5-speed, 30 MPG, 147,000
K; chair. $3,900. Call 643-2301.
8-12, 8-19

th lids, 1964 Chevy step-side, fra
storage. restoration almost 60% co
until8-19 $2,000; 1975-Ford Ranger, n
tor, new transmission, new
and shocks, $2,000. Ca
,S 1655.


1989 Dodge Dakota 4x4, nee
c foot, pump, $700 OBO. Call 693-
8-19, 8-26


, $100 1996 Toyota T-100 SR5 4x4, auto-
or 643- matic transmission, extended cab,
bedliner, one owner, mint condition
8-19,8-26 inside and out, garage kept, 120,000
highway miles, $8,500. Call 643-
5. Call 2321. 8-19,8-26
8-19, 8-26
1993 Z71 4WD, does work, rebuilt
bought transmission, new exhaust, new
all 643- rims, new fuel assembly including
8-19,8-26 fuel pump. All new front end, every-
thing on front axle replaced with life
all 674- time warranty parts, $900 in parts
8-19,8-26 alone. Does not use any oil, immac-
ulate showroom condition. Asking
freezer $4,200, must see. Call 591-7831,
d, very ask for James. 8-12, 8-19
13-2422
8-19,8-26 2004 Ford F150 XLT, super cab,
V-8, new tires, keyless entry, bush
iw unit, guard, $7,500; 1987 Toyota 4WD,
good, 4x4, regular cab, runs good, $2,500.
Call 447-2772. 8-12, 8-19
8-12,8-19
1997 Ford Ranger, regular cab,
short wheel base, 4-cyl. w/automat-
SS ic transmission, runs good, 43,000
miles, needs some body work,
$2,000. Call 643-1726. 8-19, 8-26

gital w/
rder w/
/tripod, AUTO ACCESSORIES
Paid
ill 674-
B-19, 8-26 Set of 4 20" chrome wheels w/
tires, 6-lug, 6-spoke, off of 2007
k, used GMC pickup, $450 OBO. Call 674-
nemory 4693. 8-12. 8-19
3984 or
B-19,8-26 Customrimsw/tiressize315/75/16,
fits Ford F150, 5-lug pattern, $1,000
r, copi- OBO. Call 674-1948. 8-12,8-19
edition,
ell, 16"
Call
B-12, 8-19 MOTORCYCLES

ss than
11 674- & ATVS
-12, 8-19

2007 Honda Foreman, 4x4, black, 1
1/2 year warranty and maintenance
free, custom wheels and tires, low
hours, $5,500. Call 643-7550.


8-19, 8-26
66,000
r, well 2002 Harley Davidson, 1200CC,
00. Call $5,000; 2005 Harley Davidson,
ve mes- 883CC, $4,000; kid's mini-chopper,
$500. Call (850)639-2442, leave
8-19,8-26 message. 8-19,8-26

*s, new GLX offroad helmet, new with tags
(e pads and bag, $30. Call 674-5696.
stalled, 8-19,8-26
SOBO.
8-19, 8-26 2005 Honda Shadow Spirit, 3,300
miles, blue w/gray flames on tank
w tires, lots of chrome. Asking $4000 or will
O. Call trade for truck. Call 674-3193 or
8-19, 8-26 643-1 86 8-12, 8-19

2007 Yamaha 250 motorcycle, like
Vp 'S new, lots of chrome, comes with two
NS V helmets, paid $8,500 asking $6,500
OBO. Call 762-8459 or 272-1126.
8-12, 8-19


LOST & FOUI


ew mo- LOST dog: Pit Bulldog, male, brown
brakes with ears clipped, last seen in Estif-
ll 674- fanulga on Aug. 14. He's approxi-
mately four months old. If found call
8-19,8-26 509-6335. 8-19,8-26

edsfuel LOST: High chair on Sunday, Aug.
5643. 9, between Hwy. 67A and Hwy. 65 in
n.1o .ia Hosford. Call 379-8176. 8-19, 8-26


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#STSiR-


SCOPE

Week of
Aug. 23 to Aug. 29

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, recuperation from an
injury or illness will take time.
Don't try to do it all now. You'll
have plenty of time to catch
u1i in the weeks to come.

TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Stop being so argumentative,
Taurus. Those around you will
grow tired of hearing how you're
always right. Accept that some-
o e else's opinion might be valid.

GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, your love life could use some
work. You can't seem to get along
with your partner no matter what you
do. Instead of butting heads, sit
down and calmly work it out.

CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, instead of being so
generous to others, start concen-
trating on helping your immedi-
ate family. They're in need of
your love and attention. Quality
family time is the goal.

LEO Jul23/Aug23
Normally a go-getter, Leo,
you're ready to throw in the
towel in regard to a project that
isn't working out. But don't give
up. You'll get relief soon.

VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Virgo, now is not the time to
make rash career decisions. You
have too many responsibilities
and bills coming in. Even though
your job may not appeal to
you, stick with it.

LIBRA- Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, if you don't make a move
soon in your love life, you're go-
ing to miss the opportunity. Stop,
looking for the perfect Mr. or
Mrs. Right. Rather, look outside
your comfort zone.

SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Watch how much you spend this
week, Scorpio. You could go
overboard if you're not paying
attention. Better leave the credit
card at home and use cash instead.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
Sagittarius, you have put all your
eggs in one basket and now that
things haven't worked out you're left
wondering what to do. Don't worry,
family members won't let you down.

CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Someone in your family has
stepped on your toes, Capricorn.
Rather than lash out, keep your
feelings to yourself and be the
bigger person in this situation.

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You want to support a friend,
Aquarius, but you just don't
agree with this person's motives.
Don't get involved in the
situation; you'll regret it later.

PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, overindulging in all areas
of your life is not a healthy way
to live. Rethink your personal
goals and streamline.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS
AUGUST 23
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AUGUST 24
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AUGUST 25
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AUGUST 26
, Macaulay Culkin, Actor (29)

F AUGUST 27
S Sarah Chalke, Actress (33)

AUGUST28
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AUGUST 29
;: Aaron Rowand, Athlete (32)


FOUND dog: Large white dog with
green collar, found near Hwy. 274
and Porter Grade Rd. in the Mossy
Pond area. Appears to be Lab/Re-
triever mix. He needs a home, we
can't keep him, please claim. Call
762-3264. 8-19, 8-26

LOST: Gray & yellow cockatiel, 18
years old, lost two weeks ago in the
area of 12th street in Blountstown.
Call 573-5893. 8-12, 8-19


TOOLS AND HEAVY

EQUIPMENT


7 HP 60-gallon air compressor,
$200; Craftsman drill press, 6-speed
$125; regular press, presses metals,
$125; large shop fan, $50 and lots of
other shop tools. Call 674-1655.
8-19, 8-26

Antique Champion drill press, ap-
prox. 100 years old, make offer. Call
674-8010. 8-19, 8-26

Diehard battery maintainer, for 6
to 12 volt batteries, new in the box,
$15. Call 674-5696.
8-19, 8-26

Bartel 48" cement finishing ma-
chine, new blades, $500 firm. Call
674-3322. 8-12, 8:19

Tiller, 5.5 hp. Briggs & Stratton en-
gine, only.used three times, $175.
Call 674-1637. 8-12, 8-19

Zero radius commercial walk be-
hind lawn mower, $250. Call 674-
8437. 8-12, 8-19

1985 43 hp. Zetor farm tractor with
box blade, runs good, looks good,
$3,500 OBO. Call 674-4693.
8-12, 8-19

1135 Massey Ferguson farm trac-
tor, $6,000 firm. Call 762-8459 or
272-1126. 8-12,8-19

2-Cylinder diesel generator on
trailer, excellent shape, $3,500
OBO. Call 762-8459 or 272-1126.
8-12,8-19

BD2 Bulldozer with 6-way blade
and root rake, $8,000 OBO. Call
762-8459 or 272-1126. 8-12, 8-19

2008 Horton 7x16 enclosed trailer,
$3,000. Call 643-6589. 8-12,8-19


HOMES & LAND


2000 16x80 Fleetwood Singlewide
mobile home. 3 bdr./2 bath, price
reduced, asking $22,500. Home
needs to be moved. Call 591-3913.
UFN

1 1/4 acre of land, mostly cleared
in Telogia. Reasonably priced. For
more information call 447-4204 or
643-2442. 8-19,8-26

Blountstown home, two bedroom,
two bath with a one bedroom, one
bath apartment, double carport,
shed on 1.52 acres, $95,000. Call
674-3045 or 447-0957. 8-19, 8-26

2 1/2 acres, Mossy pond area,
$10,000. Call 850-387-6603.
8-19,8-26

River front lot with a nice dock,
located on Ochlockonee River just
outside of Liberty County. Asking


under appraised value of $100,000,
willing to negotiate. Call 413-2764
daytime or 570-0418 evenings.
8-19, 8-26

1993 Fleetwood Doublewide with
plywood floors and vinyl siding, 3
bdrms., 2 bth., very nice Must be
moved asking $12,000. Call 379-
8609 and leave a message. 8-12,8-19

House for sale: 1,400 sq. ft. 3
bdrm., 2 bth., vinyl siding, laminate
floors in living, dining and kitchen,
carpet in bedrooms, tile in bath-
rooms, bay window, appliances in-
cluded. Located on Finley Ave. in
Blountstown, $110,000 OBO. Call
447-0951, 674-4118 or 557-4133.
8-12, 8-19, 8-26

1988 14x60 singlewide mobile
home, 2 bdrm., 1 bth, must see to
appreciate, $2,000 OBO. Call 643-
7205 or 557-0386. 8-12, 8-19

1.4 agres land in Hosford for sale.
Highway frontage. Call 643-7326 or
212-8300. 6-17,8-19

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


White English Bulldog, free, fe-
male, approximately 3 years old.
Call 762-3617. 8-19,8-26

Chihuahua puppies, first shots,
$100. Call 379-8717. 8-19,8-26

Two Red Nose Pit puppies, 6
weeks old, full blooded, free to a
good home. Call 762-8225.
8-19,8-26

Four free kittens, 7 weeks old. Call
379-3279. 8-12, 8-19

Six Chihuahua/Pekingese mix
puppies, free to a good home. Call
696-0597 or 762-8770. 8-12,8-19

Iguana, comes with everything, $50.
Call 643-2226. 8-12,8-19

Red Nose Pit Bulldog, female, very
sweet, a year old, catch dog, free to
a good home. Call 545-1560.
8-12, 8-19

Six Alaskan Husky/Black Lab mix
puppies, 4 females and 2 males,
healthy, big & furry, black and black
& white, free to a good home. Call
674-5371, leave message and a call
back number. 8-12, 8-19




WANTED


Used green house in good condi-
tion, reasonably priced. Call 272-
7891. 8-19, 8-26

A ride to and from Chipola College
for fall semester. Call 688-8535.
8-19,8-26

Used books of any kind, I love to
read, free or reasonably priced. Call
379-3321. 8-19, 8-26

Repair book for a 1995 Dodge Da-
kota. Call 674-3264 8-19,8-26

Decent vehicle, car or truck, for
$1,000 or less. Call 643-1495.
8-19, 8-26


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



CAMPERS/RVS

1976 Cruisemaster motorhome,
class c, will send photos if you call
with an email address, $800. Call
379-9331. 8-19, 8-26

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Accelify/ESE beginning July 1,
2009 through December 31, 2011
for Medicaid billing services.
Contract Between Liberty Coun-
ty School Board and PAEC for
GASB 45 Services for the 2009-
2010 year
3. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to adopt


Official minutes from the
Aug. 3 special meeting of the
Liberty County School Board as
recorded by the board secretary.

The meeting was called to order
by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Mem-
bers present at the meeting were
Tommy Duggar, Darrel Hayes,
Roger Reddick, Logan Kever,
Kyle Peddie and Superintendent
Sue Summers.
1. The prayer was offered by
Peddle and the Pledge of Alle-
giance was led by Kever.
2. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to adopt the agenda
with emergency items.

3. ACTION ITEMS:
1. Chairman Peddie opened the
public hearing on Tentative Bud-
get.
2. He announced that the pro-
posed millage rate of 7.693 is
2.44% less than the rolled back
rate.
3. The public was given a chance
to speak.
4. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and car-
ried unanimously to set proposed
Required Local Effort Millage Rate
of 5.195.
5. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to set Basic Discre-
tionary Operating Millage Rate of
0.498.
6. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to set Additional Dis-
cretionary-Capital Outlay Millage
Rate of 0.250.
7. Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to set Discretionary
Critical Needs-Operating Millage
Rate of 0.250 (Supermajority vote


hood Supervisor
Teresa Yancey Exceptional
Student Education.Specialist
Johnette Wahlquist Nurse
Health Consultant
Winter McLemore Social Work-
er Supplement (to be paiid from
SEDNET)

Hosford Elementary and


required).
8. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to set Capital Outlay
Millage Rate of 1.50.
9. Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to adopt the tentative
budget for 2009-2010.
10. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to set final budget
hearing for September 25, 2009 at
5:05 p.m.
11. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve the fol-
lowing contracts:
Twin Oaks Contract for Educa-
tional Services AlertNow Service
Agreement
12. Deleted.

4. Superintendent Summers no-
tified the Board Members that the
21st Century Grant was approved
again for 2009-2010.

EMERGENCY ITEMS:
1. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve request
for medical leave of absence from
Renee' Adomaitis, teacher at Hos-
ford School, beginning August 14,
2009 for the 2009-20110 school
year.
2. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
request for permission to adver-
tise teaching position at either
Hosford School or W.R. Tolar
School (pending possible trans-
fer). (This is Renee' Adomaitis's
position.)
Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to adjourn the meet-
ing.


Minutes from the July 6 City


of Bristol
Official minutes from the
July 6 regular meeting of the
City of Bristol as recorded
by the board secretary.

Chairman Brigham Shuler
called this meeting to order at
6:30 p.m. with Councilmembers
Bobby Reddick, Meiko Whitfield,
and Mitch Willis present. Attorney
David House and City Clerk Robin
M. Hatcher were also present.
Mayor Betty Brantley and Coun-
cilmember John E. Fairchild were
both absent.
Councilman Willis offered the
opening prayer followed by the
Pledge of-Allegiance led by Coun-
cilman Reddick.
Councilwoman Whitfield moved
to approve the previous month's
minutes, seconded by Council-
man Reddick, approved by all.
Councilwoman Whitfield moved
to approve the monthly bills for
payment, seconded by Council-
man Reddick, carried by all.
Justin Ford of Preble-Rish, Inc.
provided the engineering report to
the Council. Andrea Skrabal pro-
vided an update on her grant writ-
ing services.
Garnet Mears informed the
council that there was poor storm-
water drainage on Main Street in
front of her home, causing water
to run into her yard and under her
home. Chairman Shuler directed
the Public Works Maintenance
Dept. to look at the problem and
assured Mears that the city would
work to correct the problem.
Clair Johnson submitted some
general complaints to the coun-
cil requesting that the council fix
her back drive which is washed
out and not currently usable, and
requesting that she be allowed
to call in her own meter reading
since it is located inside a gate
which does not always close prop-
erly. The council requested that
maintenance evaluate the washed
driveway to see what the problem
is and determine what we can do
to correct the problem; Johnson's
request to call in her meter reading
was denied, however, the meter
readers were asked to be mindful
of the faulty gate latch and ensure
that the gate is properly secured


regular
when they exit.
Sarah Brown requested a
nation from the City of Bristol
the Hosford/Telogia Volunteer I
Department. Willis moved to
nate $25, seconded by Redd
carried by all.
In the absence of Public Wo
Maintenance Supervisor Shani
Phillips, Maintenance Technic
Richard Mims informed the Co
cil that he believed the Phas
malfunctioning grinder pun
was attributed to the fact that
first shipment of Phase II grin
pumps that were received did
have a split in the diaphragm i
the control panel was not set (
rectly from the factory, stating t
these were the only grinder pun
that were malfunctioning with
apparent cause. Chairman SI
er indicated that he would coni
the manufacturer himself regal
ing their obligation to repair
damaged pumps.
Chairman Shuler request
that the council mandate that
department heads be required
attend all meetings unless tI
absence is approved by the Ch
man prior to the meeting.
council did not move on the Ch
man's request to make attendai
at the meetings mandatory
department heads, although tl
generally agreed that departm
heads should be at the meeting
and if necessary to be'absent fr
a meeting, they should appi
someone in advance to speak
them in their absence.
Clerk Hatcher submitted


meeting
grinder pump repair fee schedule
do- to the Council for their consider-
for ation. Chairman Shuler tabled
Fire this item, indicating that he would
do- like to review all of the city's tee
ick, schedules with Clerk Hatcher prior
to the council acting on this item.
irks Councilman Willis moved to ap-
non prove paying the registration fee
;ian and expenses for Operator Wahl-
)un- quist to attend the Florida Rural
e II Water Association Daytona Annu-
nps al Conference to obtain required
the CEUs, seconded by Councilman
der Reddick, carried unanimously.
not Chairman Shuler informed
and the council that he would like to
cor- schedule a workshop in July to
hat further discuss annexation with a
nps date to be announced later. He
iout also informed the council that he
hul- had met with Lobbyist Patrick Bell
tact who offered a proposal to serve as
ird- lobbyist for the City of Bristol for 6
the months at a rate of three thousand
dollars per month. The council by
ted general consensus rejected the
all proposal.
I to Chairman Shuler directed At-
heir torney House to place the John
air- Shuler hearing to address fees
The and costs incurred in the John
air- Shuler case and in the clean up
nce of his property on the July 23rd
for docket.
iey There being no further business,
ent Councilwoman Whitfield moved to
igs, adjourn, seconded by Councilman
rom Willis, all voted in favor. Meeting
point adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
for Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
a City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher


Minutes from the special

meeting of the Liberty Co.

School Board held Aug. 3


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School board special meeting minutes from July 24
Official minutes from the Resolution 09-10 Participation in Junior High School Football Coach seconded by Kever and carried
July 24 special meeting of the the Small School District Council Alex Mercer Softball, Volley- Desmond Baxter Boys Varsity unanimously to approve recom-
Liberty County School Board as Consortium. ball, Girls Basketball, Curriculum Basketball Coach mendation of Suzann Stoutamire
recorded by the board secretary. 4. Motion was made by Kever, Coordinator Buzzy Lewis Girls Varsity Bas- as Parent Educator for Even Start
seconded by Reddick and carried Tim Davis Baseball Boys Bas- ketball Coach Program effective July 1, 2009
The meeting was called to order unanimously to approve revised ketball, Athletic Director Gerald Tranquille Boys Assis- through June 30, 2010 to be paid
by Vice-Chairman Darrel Hayes. Child Care 2009-2010 Calendar tant Basketball Coach her regular hourly 10 months rate,
Members present at the meet- and the 12 Month Administrative/ W.R. Tolar K-8 School David Shuler Girls Assistant contingent upon availability of
ing were Tommy Duggar, Roger Non-Instructional Calendar. Bess Revell Curriculum Coor- Basketball Coach Even Start funds.
Reddick, Logan Kever, Darrel 5. Motion was made by Kever, dinator Casi Peddie Head Volleyball 3. Motion was made by Dug-
Hayes and Superintendent Sue seconded by Duggar and carried Lynn Guthrie School Technol- Coach gar, seconded by Kever and car-
Summers. Absent: Kyle Peddie ( unanimously to approve revised ogy Jennifer Sewell Assistant Vol- ried unanimously to approve rec-
Peddie participated in the meeting 2009-2010 Salary Schedule. Jeff Sewell Boys Baseball and leyball Coach ommendation of Melissa Muza
via phone.) 6. Motion was made by Red- Boys Basketball Jennifer Sewell Head Softball as Adult Educator for Even Start
1. The prayer was offered by dick, seconded by Kever and car- Buzzy Lewis Athletic Director Coach Program effective July 1, 2009
Duggar and the Pledge of Alle- ried unanimously to approve 2% Buzzy Lewis J.V. Football Gerald Tranquille Assistant through June 30, 2010 to be paid
giance was led by Reddick. reduction in salary for Sue Sum- Coach Softball Coach her regular hourly 10 months rate,
2. Motion was made by Duggar, mers, Superintendent of Schools Derringer Edwards Girls Soft- Donnie Lee Coxwell Head contingent upon availability of
seconded by Kever and carried for 2009-2010. ball and Girls Basketball Baseball Coach Even Start funds.
unanimously to adopt the agenda. 7. Motion was made by Red- Tammy Pullam JV Cheerleader Desmond Baxter Assistant 4. Motion was made by Kever,
dick, seconded by Duggar and Sponsor Baseball Coach seconded by Reddick and carried
3. ACTION ITEMS carried unanimously to approve Buzzy Lewis Head Track unanimously to approve recom-
1. Motion was made by Red- 3% reduction in salary for School Liberty County High School Coach mendation of Link Barber as As-
dick, seconded by Duggar and Board Members for 2009- 2010. Grant Grantham- Athletic Direc- Sharmon Parrish LCHS Cheer- sistaht Principal at W.R. Tolar K-8
carried unanimously to approve tor leader Sponsor School to be effective August 3,
Proposed 2009-2010 Budget for 4. PERSONNEL Grant Grantham Head Football Heather Peddie LCHS Curricu- 2009.
Advertising. 1. Motion was made by Duggar, Coach lum Coordinator 5. No old business.
2. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Kever and carried Desmond Baxter Varsity Assis- Christy Bentley School Tech- 6. Peddle asked the Superin-
seconded by Duggar and car- unanimously to approve supple- tant Football Coach nology Coordinator tendent to check on the flooring
ried unanimously to approve the ments for following employees for Gerald Tranquille Varsity As- Col. Minyard JROTC Instruc- job at Tolar Gym.
following Contract and Letter of 2009-2010 school year: sistant Football Coach tor 7. Motion was made by Red-
Agreement: Donnie Lee Coxwell Varsity Sgt. Milton JROTC Instructor dick, seconded by Kever and car-
Letter, of Agreement Between District Office Assistant Football Coach Kim Everett Band Director ried unanimously to adjourn the
Liberty County School Board and Suzann Stoutamire Early Child- David Shuler Varsity Assistant 2. Motion was made by Reddick. meeting.


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The audience stood up and applauded when Altha science teacher Sally Sims reminded the congressman who he worked for. She is
shown above with Allen Boyd as both try to takethe microphone. PHOTOS BY JOHNNY EUBANKS AND TERESA EUBANKS


TOWN HALLME8E


As Boyd tried to move on to the next speaker,
Sims drew cheers from the audience that stood up
and applauded when she said sharply, "You work
for me!"
She kept her hand on the microphone the
congressman held and wasn't ready to let it go
when he tried to call on the next speaker. With
some difficulty and a few scattered boos from the
audience the congressman moved on.
Sims later said she was encouraged at the start
of the meeting, "But as it progressed, I was very,
very disappointed because it was clear to me he
didn't want to hear what I had to say."
She said she doesn't understand why the.
proponents of the Health Care Bill can't tell us
what it is. "When we ask questions, they only tell
us what it's not."
She continued, "If they expect us to buy into
it, we must understand what it is. I do not have
time to read a 1,000-page bill. I pay him (Boyd)
to do that."

At times, constituents at the W.T. Neal Civic
Center lost patience as they sat with their hands
raised in hopes of asking a question. As the meeting
progressed, some walked up to the congressman to


let him know they were ready to talk.
Gary Calhoun of Blountstown stepped forward
and opened his wallet to show Boyd his driver's
license to prove that he was a county resident
living in his voting district and stated, "I do not
represent anyone."
Calhoun, who had been patiently sitting in the
back holding a sign reading, "Listen to us now
or hear us in 2010," asked Boyd why citizens
should trust congress with health care "when they
bankrupted Social Security?"

Dr. Carol Sutton of Blountstown read a couple
of proposals to the congressman. "Since it took
the president six months to select a pet dog for
his family of four, I propose the president take at
least 12 months to select a Health Care Reform
Plan for us 303 million Americans."
Noting the 1,000-page length of the Health
Care Proposal, she suggested that all bills
presented to Congress "be limited to 50 or less
pages so everyone can read it."


NEXT WEEK: Readabout Congressman Boyd's _______m"%-m-
Liberty County Town Hall meeting, held Tuesday ABOVE: Brianna Wilkinson, 7, and her-sister, five-year-old Amber,
afternoon at the Liberty County Courthouse. joined their grandmother and a contingent of Marianna residents
at Tuesday's Town Hall Meeting in Blountstown.


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