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Place of Publication: Bristol, Fla
Publication Date: November 11, 2009
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Swine flu death of Calhoun County man confirmed

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The Calhoun County Health
Department has confirmed
that a local man has died after
contracting swine flu.
"A 25-year-old white male
from Calhoun County died Nov. 6
as a result of complications from

the HIN1 virus," according to
Health Department Director Dr.
Gene Charbonneau.
"It would appear that the
individual contracted the HIN1 in
Duval County and not in Calhoun
County," Charbonneau said:
"That is of minimal importance

since we know that we have
HINI in both Calhoun and
Liberty counties."
He said the patient was
hospitalized for about one month
before succumbing. "Due to the
nature of the virus, this reaction
in a young, healthy adult is to be

expected. Normally what would
be expected is that he would have
a yery strong and healthy immune
system," Charbonneau said.
The health department did
not release the man's name. It
was announced at Friday night's
Vernon football game that Marcus

Dale Whiddon of Altha had died
from swine flu, according to the
Nov. 9 issue of The Washington
County News. The family declined
"Ninety-five percent of the
people his age that get it would
See SWINE FLU on page 3

Liberty County

group helps

in search for

missing baby
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Nine members of the Liberty County
Search and Rescue team (LCS&R) assisted
in last week's search for a missing Chipley
baby who was found unharmed five days
later in her aunt's trailer, where she had
been hidden in a box under a bed.
The Liberty County volunteers joined
many others in combing the wooded
area around seven-month-old Shannon
Dedrick's home after her mother reported
her disappearance on Oct. 31. The case
drew national attention. Charges are
pending against the little girl's mother
and aunt.
The outcome was good but volunteers
began their search expecting the worst.
"We thought the baby had been killed,"
said LCS&R member Rudy Sumner. He
and other volunteers were trained on how
to search the area the first day. The second
day, he and another man were put in charge
of a 60-member team that combed an area
estimated at about three square miles.
"We lined up shoulder to shoulder to
go through some real thick woods, taking
pitchforks, poles and sticks," he said,
"We turned every leaf over." Anything
of significance was marked on a GPS
unit, including each and every hole in the
ground. Part of the area was an old trash
dump and volunteers sorted through piles
of trash and bottles, as wqll as numerous
diapers and other debris.
"It was a real rough place. We went over
it inch by inch," he said, adding, "including
every coyote hole."
Trained cadaver dogs were also going
over the area as volunteers looked for any
evidence that the child might have been
left in the woods.
Searchers also went through all the area
See SEARCH on page 3

*Top three (3) serve a two year
term beginning Jan. 1, 2010.
Steve Cutshaw................ 131*
Gilda C. Drummond.......124*
Ellen R. Lewis................. 95*
John E. Fairchild............... 48
Bobby Reddick............... 45
Ballots cast at precinct........145
Absentee Ballots cast.......... 12


Volume 29, Number 45 Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009


The Liberty County Bulldogs raise their helmets in victory after a 21-0 win in a single quarter of play against Blountstown
to determine the district championship. Below, Assistant Coach Desmond Baxter applauds and Assistant Coach David
Shuler reacts when the Bulldogs end the quarter 21-0. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS


Liberty Co.,


both make

state playoffs

LC S it s Tier 1-6,focig -te m ly- C.. 40 S i sditctile..1


Bulldog finds a home

Sheriff's Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary..., 7

Farmer's Almanac...9 News from the Pews..10

8 Lots of Birthdays...12 and 13 Schools...16 & 17 Minutes.,,18 & 19 Obituaries...22 & 27 Classe.eds..24 & 25


BHS teacher arrested on DUI, other

charges after leaving truck in ditch

A teacher at Blountstown
High School has been charged
with DUI, DUI with property
damage, leaving the scene of
a crash with property damage
and resisting arrest without
violence after his truck ran
into a ditch Saturday night, '
according to a report from the
Florida Highway Patrol.
FHP Trooper Wes Harsey
arrived at the scene in Altha at
10:36 p.m., where he found a
2003 Ford truck that
had driven over a
flower bed and gone
into a ditch at Oglesby
Plants International.
An empty Bud Light
beer box was sitting
in the parking lot
next to the vehicle,
which is registered to
Billy Ray Jones, 58,
of Blountstown, .
The truck had BILLYR
been traveling north
on State Road 71 when the driver
attempted to make a left turn
onto Oglesby Road and missed,
traveling into a ditch, according
to the crash report. Damages
to the truck were estimated at
The trooper was advised that
the driver had left the truck and

called for a wrecker to tow it away.
Harsey, FHP
Sgt. J.D. Johnson,
Altha Police Officer
SRicky Mayo and
Calhoun County
Sheriff's Deputy
John Scheetz were
at the scene when
a two-door Honda
pulled up, driven
S y Jones' daughter,
AY JONES Bridget Jones. Her
father was riding
with her.
Bridget Jones told investigators
that the truck was hers and that
she had attempted to turn around
in the ditch.
As troopers talked with her,
she backed down on her claim
and admitted that her father had
asked her to cover for him to keep
him from going to jail because he

had been drinking.
Troopers then talked with
Jones, who stated that he and his
daughter were returning from the
Apalachicola Seafood Festival.
He said she was driving when the
truck went into the ditch. -
When told his daughter had
admitted she had picked him up
at the wreck site and he told her
to lie about who was driving, she
responded, "Okay."
Harsey noted that Jones had
the odor of an alcoholic beverage
on his breath, his speech was
slurred and he was swaying and
stumbling. At that point, Harsey
concluded his crash report and
told Jones he was conducting a
DUI criminal investigation.
When asked who was driving,
Jones replied, "My daughter was
driving." The trooper then asked
how the accident happened and
Jones replied as though he was
behind the wheel, stating: "I was
driving north on Hwy. 71 when
I decided to take a left to see my
ex-girlfriend. I missed the turn
and ran into the ditch."
Jones admitted he had been
drinking earlier and had consumed
two to three beers.
When asked if he would take a
roadside sobriety test, he refused,
stating: "No, I wasn't driving."
Harsey then told Jones he was
under arrest for DUI and moved
forward to handcuff him but
Jones pulled away, putting his
arms together to prevent being
The troopers and a deputy
forced his hands behind his back.
and put him on the ground to get
him handcuffed.
At the county jail, Jones
admitted that he had been driving
the truck: Breath samples given
on an Intoxilyzerjust after 1 a.m.
showed his blood alcohol levels
at .129 and .133. The legal limit
in Florida is .08.
In addition to the charges,
Jones was cited for not wearing
a seatbelt.

Man who ignored
inh;int,..g n ; n r h rrn*,n

A domestic
disturbance that began
with an argument
ended with an arrest
after a woman was
hit in the back of the
head by her boyfriend,
according to a report
from the Blountstown
Police Department.
Carl Miller, 37, said
he left his home for a
few hours.Saturday
to go see some friends. When he
returned, his wife confronted him
about being gone and the verbal
argument became physical when
Miller allegedly punched his wife
in the back of the head.
When Miller's wife called

911, she said she was
holding their four-
month-old baby when
she was hit. She later
told an officer she
believed her husband
had use drugs.
Miller told officers
she was upset because
she had just found
out he had filed for
RD MILLER .divorce. He admitted
arguing with her but
denied hitting her.
An officer found no visible
sign of injury on the woman but
could feel a swollen mass on the
back of her head, covered by her
hair. Miller was charged with
domestic battery.

mug thrown at boyfriend
A 42-year-old coffee muf
woman from Altha hitting hii
was charged with face and
domestic battery after him with a
she threw a mug at was bleedi
her boyfriend that left Maidel
him with a cut on his
cheek, deputy
Terri Lynn Maidel angry w
was arrested after a boyfriend
deputy responded to TERRI MAIDEL doom her
a call at a residence at from her
Drifting Winds Lane onto her c
in Altha on Nov. 2. and saw that he had bee
Maidel's boyfriend met the pictures of her sleeping.
deputy outside and told him they that's when she pick&
had argued before she threw a mug and threw it at him

g at him,
im in the
I cut that
told the
;he got
ith .her
after she
*d photos
;n taking
She said
i up the

A 46-
year -old
man who
ignored an
and went to
his wife's
w a s i
arrested :E r....*r
Nov. 5 on a
charge of aggravated stalking.
Robert Gadson was taken into
custody after it was reported that
he was sitting on the porch of his
wife's River Street residence.
After she provided a copy of
the paperwork to show that the
injunction was valid, Gadson was

Nov. 2
*Terri Maidel, domestic battery, CCSO.
*Nick Tucker, VOSP; CCSO.
Nov. 3
*Alice Godwin, VOSP, CCSO.
*Sharlett Gonzalez-Spring, VOCP, CCSO.
*Cheri Morris, VOSP, CCSO.
*Melvin Moore, VOSP, CCSO.
Nov. 5
*Anthony Wayne Clifford Hardy, VOCP, CCSO.
*Robert Earl Gadson, aggravated stalking, BPD.
Nov. 6
*Jeffery Lee Everett, VOP, CCSO.
*Elizabeth Ann Kaufman, DUI, DUI with property
damage, FHP.
Nov. 7
*Carl Howard Miller, domestic battery, BPD.
.*Billy Ray Jones, DUI, DUI with property damage,
leaving the scene, resisting arrest without violence,

Nov. 2
*Terri Maidel, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Erik Allen Tatum, VOCP, LCSO.
Nov. 3
*Lisa Ann Vaughn, VOCP, LCSO.
*Sandra Jarnell, VOCP, LCSO.
*Alice Godwin, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
Nov. 6
*Omar Rodriguez Martinez, serving five days
(court), LCSO.
*Jaret'Ammons, serving 30 days (court), LCSO.
*Peggy Arnold, serving 90 days (court), LCSO.
*Elizabeth Ann Kaufniman, holding for CCSO,

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

Blountstown Police Dept.
Nov. 2 through Nov. 8, 2009
Citations issued:
Accidents...............03 Traffic Citations..................03
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)......92
Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00
Complaints.................. .......108

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Directed by Gayle Grissett, Seth Geiger & Kim Everett



NOV. 14 at 7 p.m.
at Veterans ,.
Admission ::e:1'
'S For Adults Memorial
'2 For Students Civic Center

This eventTs s onsored by the Liberty County Arts Council
featuring the talented youth from Liberty County.



Listen to football on WYBT and WPHK. This week..
Listen to Steven Seay and Glenn Kim- i-
brel's play by play of the Blountstown
High School Tigers vs Baker County V1:-
at Baker County, Friday night, Nov. 13
on K102.7 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) air time. d't "

Hear Michael Wahlquist, Jay Taylor and
Ray McCoy with all the Liberty County
High School game action. The Bulldogs
take on the Cottondale in Cottondale. Air
time is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, im-
mediately following Swap Shop on K102.7.

The Florida Gators play South Caroli-
na at South Carolina this Saturday, Oct.
14. Air time on K-102.7 at 2 p.m. (CT).

(= Ai The Miami Dolphins take on Tampa Bay in
m Miami, Sunday Nov. 15. Air time immedi-
ately following the Gateway Baptist Church
o.7 broadcasts 12 p.m. (CT) on K102.7.

have a rough flu and then get
over it," Charbonneau said of the
Calhoun County case.
Students who have returned
permission slips from their
parents will receive swine flu
shots at Calhoun and Liberty
County schools next week from
Monday through Wednesday,
according to Charbonneau.
As of Monday, the Liberty
County Health Department had
2,000 of the immunizations.
The Calhoun County Health
Department has 1,765. Health
department staff are busy urging
as many people as possible to get
the shot.
Pregnant woman and those
24 and under are considered at
particular risk, Charbonneau said.
An immunization clinic is held
in Bristol on Wednesdays from
10 a.m. until 12 for clients in the
Healthy Start Program. "We've
immunized 20 of our Healthy
Start patients, but there's about
30 more we have on our rolls who
need to get their shots," he said.
"We want to get the shot out
to asthmatics, too," he said,

stressing that they are hit harde
swine flu.
He admits that many are
hesitant to get the shot but sail
they have no reason to worry
"There's no chance of getting
swine flu from the shot," he said
For those who think the shot i;
unnecessary, he warns: "I thinks
lot of people are equating swine
flu to seasonal flu. Swine flu is a
disease that could be lethal."
He said the panhandle is lucky
the virus hasn't mutated int<
something even more serious
"We've been very lucky," he
said, noting that the country i
"on the downside of the peak" o
the swine flu.
Shots have already been give
to the area's first responders
medical and emergency workers
he said. After those under agi
24 and people of all ages witi
chronic underlying conditions
are immunized, shots will be
available for the rest of the
Remarkably, he notes that the
area's elder residents have the
greatest chance to fight the virus
"Seniors' long lives have provides
them with an immunity to this

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virus," he said, explaining that
younger, heather people suffer
because their strong immune
systems fight the virus so hard
that it causes more damage.
Charbonneau urges anyone
with questions to call the Florida
Flu Hotline at 1-877-352-3581.
"People are welcome to call us,
but the flu hotline is staffed by
experts on swine flu," he said.


garbage cans and outbuildings.
Sumner's team was scheduled to
begin searching around the aunt's
n home just before the little girl was
found alive.
, When word came Thursday
e that the child was unharmed
h despite being hidden in a cedar
s box for 12 hours, searchers were
e jubilant. "We were very excited,"
e said Sumnef, who said they
learned of the discovery the
e night before but were told not to
e share the information to prevent
compromising the investigation.
Volunteers contributed about
s 4,000 man hours in the search;
421 of those hours were put in
by Liberty County volunteers
including Sumner, Ivey Kent,
Matt Mayo, Johnny Martin,
Sandy Barton, Laryus Brown,
Sarah Brown, Curtis Fletcher and
K.W. Weston.
Sumner said it seemed like
they had "searched just about
the whole south side of Chipley,"
and in the end, it was a valuable
training opportunity for his group.
"Before, we didn't know exactly
how to clear a spot. It was a very
good experience. We all learned
a lot because of it," he said.

Entrees sought for

'09 Liberty County

Christmas parade
The Lights of Liberty will
shine again on Saturday, Dec. 12!
The Liberty County Children's
Coalition is again proud to
sponsor this event
Parade line-up will begin
at 5 p.m. (ET) at the Liberty
County High School Football
field. Judging of floats will take
begin at 5:15 p.m., winners will
be announced at 6:15 p.m., the
parade will begin at 6:30 p.m..
All those who wish to be judged
in this year's parade must be lined
up by 5:15 p.m.
All are welcome to participate
in the parade, (except ATV's) the
only guideline is that you must
have lights! So saddle up your
horses, fire up your truck, trailer
or semi, wax up your classic car.
We need everyone to welcome
in the holiday season.
You may call the Healthy
Start office at the Liberty County
Health Department to register.
There is no fee. If you need more
information, please call 643-2415
Ext. 246, 249 or 227.


Chicken pileau planned

Nov. 14 in Greensboro
The West Gadsden Historical Society
will host an old-fashioned Chicken Pilau
dinner on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5-7 p.m. at
Gardner Hall, 150 E. 11th St., Greensboro.
Tickets are $6 each and the meals can
be enjoyed on the premises or taken out.
The menu includes pilau, coleslaw, green
beans, pickles, homemade desserts and
beverages. Nettie Bentley and members
of the Sycamore United Methodist Church
have graciously volunteered to prepare this
delicious meal as a fundraiser for the Society.
At the conclusion of the Pilau, a drawing for
a beautiful handmade full size quilt will be
held. The Society thanks Eva Mae Peters of
Sycamore for making this quilt and donating
it to WGHS as a fundraiser. Tickets are
available for a $3 donation. You do not have
to be present to win.
For further information, please e-mail or call (850)442-

Fruit and Nuts class

Nov. 19 in Marianna
The University of Florida, the Jackson
County Extension Service and the Jackson
County Master Gardeners are teaming up for
another class in the series, "Growing Your
Own Food".
The class will be held in the Conference
Center of the Jackson County Agricultural
Center at 2741 Penn. Ave. in Marianna,
Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m. with
registration starting at 5:30 p.m.
Speakers will include Dr. Pete Andersen,
Deciduous Fruit Specialist, Dr. Russ Mizell,
Entomologist, Clyde Smith, Multi-County
IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Extension
Agent-II and Charles Brasher, Extension
Agent III FAMU/Vegetables.
The program cost is $10 which includes
all printed materials, some evening snacks
and door prizes. Preregistration by Nov. 18
is required. Those attendees that preregister
and prepay will receive two door prize
To register call the Extension Service at
482-9620 or e-mail jacksonmg@ifas.ufl.

Scotts Ferry VFD

fundraiser Nov. 21
Scotts Ferry Volunteer Fire Department
will hold their annual Turkey Shoot on
Saturday, Nov. 21. Shooting will begin at 9
a.m. (CT) and will cost $2 a shot. You may
win a turkey or ham.
The popular fundraiser will be held at the
Scotts Ferry firehouse at the intersection of
Lola Road and Hwy. 71, 13 miles south of
There will be plenty of food, drinks and
other items for sale and lots of fun. Delicious
homemade cakes are for sale upon request.
Call 674-5317, 674-8368 or 674-4471.

Cane syrup making

day Saturday, Nov. 28
Tour the Pioneer Settlement and enjoy
Syrup Making Day Saturday, Nov. 28 from
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The General Store will be
open, featuring Papa's Best Syrup and much
more! Biscuits and sausage available for
donation. Admission and parking are free.
For more information, call (850)674-2777
or visit wwwppmuseum org

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.
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12 noon, C
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n Legion Auxiliary, 10 a.m. (CT), Veterans program at Parthenon
n Legion Auxiliary, 2 p.m. (CT), Veterans program at Btown Rehab
Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
.oss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
n., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail
Duts-Troop 200, 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol

SO ranca/ r Jayle.v Ojedwa
S Dawgs vs. Cottondale
Away at 8 p.m. (ET)

Dance, 6- 12p.m.,
American Legion
Hall in Blountstown
BHS Tigers vs. Baker
Away at 7 p.m. (ET)

Youth Field Day
Cohort International on Flatwoods Road
off Hwy. 71 & Registration 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Firearm & ATV safety, waterfowl
identification and more

project Graduation Bog In
s open at 3p.m.* Races begin at 5p.m. (CT)
3 north of Altha Hwy. 71, left on Bodiford Rd.

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Veigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
y Scouts, 5:30 p.m., Althfa Volunteer Fire Department
Club, 7:30 p.m., LCHS field house in Bristol

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Youth field day

planned Nov. 14
The Ducks Unlimited Apalachicola
Valley Chapter will host a Green Wing/
Youth Field Day on Saturday, Nov. 14. The
event will be held at Cohort International,
located on Flatwoods Road off Hwy. 71
North, between Altha and Blountstown.
Directional signs will be posted.
Registration is from 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Activities include firearm safety, ATV
safety, retriever demonstrations, waterfowl
identification, FWC K-9 demonstrations
and each participant will construct their
own duck box. Lunch provided. Partners
for this event are Florida Fish & Wildlife
Commission, Norris Smoke House, Neal
Land & Timber, and Big River Cypress.
For more information or to reserve a
spot, call John Dunlap at (850)643-6373
or Tony Stewart at (850)447-1373.

Turkey shoot set for

Nov. 21 at River Hill
Want to win a turkey or two for
Thankgiving? The Big River Longbeards
Chapter of the National Wild Turkey
Federation (a non-profit organization)
is hosting a Turkey Shoot on Nov. 21 at
River Hill,just outside the city limits west
of Bristol.
Fees will be $5 per shot at a target. Feel
free to bring your own gun. Activities will
begin at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. (ET).
Snacks'will be sold at the event.
The National Wild Turkey Federation
was established in 1973 and works for
the conservation of the wild turkey and
preservation of the hunting tradition.
Everyone is invited to participate.
Contact Jerry Lewis at (850) 643-5797
for more information.

Antique tool show and

sale Saturday, Nov. 21
Visit the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
on Saturday, Nov. 21 beginning at 7:30
a.m. as vendors and exhibitors from all
over the US showcase and sell unique tools
and implements from the 18, 19 and 20th
centuries. General public admission is only
$2. Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks are
available for a donation.
For more information, call (850)674-
2777 or visit

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

Johnny Eubanks.............Publisher
Teresa Eubanks.......... ..... Editor
Gina Grantham ............Bookkeeper
Missy Tanner...................Advertising
Debbie Duggar..Production Assistant
OFFICE HOURS- 9 a.m.- 6 pm M-F,
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eresa Eubanks...................... Editor
Gina Grantham............. Bookkeeper
Missy Tanner...................Advertising
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OFFICE HOURS- 9 a.m.- 6 pm M-F,
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Tne family o ne late rau viM. entry accepted an award naming nmm to me scouting rlall of rame at a rienos of counting Banquet nela uct. Zu.
FROM LEFT: Glynis Gentry, Gwynn Gentry McCoy, Gina Gentry Snyder, Gail Gentry Grissett, James E. 'Pot' Shuler, USMC retired Lt. General
Lawrence Snowden, retired USN Admiral Paul Moses, Circuit Judge Charles Dodson, Gyll Gentry Moore, Sydney Sanders and Joe Shuler. Following
in her dad's footsteps to carry on the family tradition is Gentry's daughter, Gayle Grissett, who has her own Scout Troop in Leon County.

Paul Gentry named to Scouting Hall

of Fame; Shuler, Roberts honored

The Friends of Scouting for.
Gadsden and Liberty Counties
held a banquet on Friday, Oct.
29 in celebration of 100 years of
scouting at the Swano Club in
Quincy. Two new members were
inducted into the Hall of Fame
that evening in recognition of their
many years of service: Richard J.
Gardner, Sr. of Gadsden County
and the late Paul M. Gentry of
Liberty County.
Paul M. Gentry was the
ultimate Scoutmaster with more
than 45 years as the scoutmaster
of Troop 200 in Bristol. He has
the distinction of having more

Eagle Scouts than anywhere in
the region.
Richard J. Gardner, Sr.'s
most noted accomplishment in
scouting was his involvement, in
the establishment of Wallwood
Boy Scout Reservation on Lake
Talquin. His tireless commitment
in promoting the need for such a
facility is why Boy Scouts from
all over the world have been able
to come to Gadsden County to
expand their experiences..
At the banquet, Troop 201
and Randall Musgrove presented
the colors. David Gardner and
Charles McClellan gave the

welcome to the group. Special
guests included retired Adm. Paul
Moses USN and retired Lt. Gen.
Lawrence F. Snowden, USMC.
During the awards presentation
the Friends of Scouting Award
was presented to James "Pot"
Shuler and Charles W. Roberts,
III, both of Liberty County, and
William B. Mock, Jr. and Francis
McCall, Jr., both of Gadsden
The family of Paul M. Gentry
(shown above) was present to
accept the Hall of Fame Award
in his honor.

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go to a clinic and get the vaccination.
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The healthcare bill passed the House.
Democrats are happy as clams; Repub-
licans are beaked. The vote mirrored
America's political landscape. Repub-
licans and Democrats from congressio-
nal districts dominated by conservatives
voted against the bill. Why? Re-election

The healthcare debate provides a
view into America's psyche. It's not a 0)
pretty sight.
I'm perplexed. How can something
as basic as healthcare be so controver- Jerry Cox is a
sial? We all need medicines, doctors officerandwnterv
and hospitals at some time in our lives. background in
I think that we are a civilized society, Oikapoosa County
but the healthcare debate has given
me reasons to question that premise.
But if we are a civilized society, why
is it so difficult for Americans to collectively cope with
basic issues like healthcare? Healthcare isn't a service
just for the rich or the poor. In my view, healthcare is one
of the common threads that bind us together as a society.
Healthcare is about the "common good" of a society.
Americans denigrate Europeans for their pragmatic
view about healthcare and other societal issues. When I
lived in Holland, my Dutch neighbor, who was aware of
an ongoing political thrash in the U.S. at the time, said
to me that he didn't understand Americans. We were al-
ways fighting about something.
.He acknowledged that the Dutch pay more taxes than
Americans, but in return, the Dutch people wanted their
government to act responsibly, the streets to be paved,
the trains to run on time and provide social programs for
citizens in need. There were no tea parties and political
fistfights during the time that we lived there.
In America, suggest a universal healthcare system
and gunshots ring out followed by shouts of socialist,
communist and Nazi. We have a universal healthcare
system called Medicare, a fact that escapes at least half
of the population, including many that are on Medicare.
America is in a hoohaa about the availability of swine
flu vaccine. Who gets the shots first? The news media
reported that the hated universal healthcare systems in

Smokescreens are hiding the real

issues behind healthcare debate

Some people claim not to
understand what all the up-
roar is about. "Isn't health
care something that everyone
should have ?" "Other coun-
tries provide health care for
their citizens, shouldn't we?"
It is very frustrating when
these smokescreens are used.

The uproar is not about health-
care. For the gazillionth time, it
is about the loss of our liberty, and the draconian
takeover by the United States Government concern-
ing every aspect of our lives.
Perhaps the use of an additional illustration might
help explain this point. Remember the "Trojan
Horse"? People look at the "package" and say, "Oh
look! Healthcare for me!" And yet, when the pack-
age is opened, the real "gift" is unleashed.
Those who would play on the sympathies of
some, and on the self-imposed guilt feelings of
others to further their agenda must understand that

these ploys are wearing thin and becoming pain-
fully trite. Past President W.J. Clinton was famous
. for this tactic and was very successful in its use.
Remember his mantra ... "For the children"?
No doubt, some honest citizens will ask, "How
can 'granting' Healthcare coverage possibly be seen
as loss of liberty?" That is a very good question.

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If the government can claim

i Hewitt Flats responsibility for your medical
bills, they then have the 'right'
ruette to determine what lifestyles you

e, ta t e. may indulge in from anything
nith Farms on Willard such as what you eat, or other-
mics technician with the wise ingest (cigarettes, chew-
vowaways, he enjoys life ing tobacco, fattening foods,
Mayor of Hewitt Flats. etc.) to whether or not you can
indulge in such an admittedly
rough and dangerous sport such
as riding a dirt bike.
Think about it. If they are paying the bills for
your health care, then they certainly can tell you
how to live your life. Private insurance companies
do this to some extent already.
If you scuba dive, sky dive, or engage in other
risky activities, your premiums are higher. Same
for health insurance and people who smoke, who
have diabetes, heart disease and so on. Do you
truly doubt this? Ask any state agency which has
accepted federal monies for anything. There are
ALWAYS strings attached. Usually, the receiving
agencies regret accepting the funds on some level.
Aha! There it is! Some will say it is not right to
be denied coverage for certain things and so forth.
That may be. However, have open and honest de-
bate on that issue, not on taking my money by force
and giving it to someone else.

The View from
by Jim P
Jim Pruette is a native of
Calhoun County with his K
They operate Granny Si
Smith Road. He is retired
where he served as an aviw
Department of Defense. N
as the self-proclaimed A

is more important than the common good of American
The Democrats don't have clean skirts in this political
dustup called healthcare reform. Overreaching comes to
You will never convince most people or me that ev-
erything written in a 2,000-page document is all good.
My experience during 32 years in the government is if
someone writes a regulation, the document will be filled
with all the items the writer wants you to do and prevents
all the things you want to do. It's human nature.
A simple approach to healthcare reform might have
worked. Why not just extend the Medicare program with
a buffet-style choice of programs. Young people don't
require much healthcare so provide minimum cover-
age for them. Seniors can buy the blue-ribbon package.
Set premium rates that cover the cost and see what hap-
But here we are with a plan that has to mesh with the
Senate's plan and when it's all over, we will be stuck
with a watered-down mish mash that doesn't mean
much. Everyone will declare victory. It's the American
way. Another example of a governmental system and a
society that can't cope with a serious issue that affects
all of society.


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Many reasons to be thankful this time of year

At this time of year, I like to
pause and think of all the things
we have to be thankful for here
in the hospital. And it is really a
good list this year! Let me share
just some of them with you.
We're very thankful more
and more of you are using the
hospital. We had a very busy
month in October. The number
of inpatients and those using our
Emergency Room, lab, radiology
and other services, continues to
grow. Thank you patients!
We're grateful for all the new
equipment we have. And there's
LOTS of it! The latest is our
digital mammography machine.
And again, we are very thankful
so many of you are using it.
Hopefully you saw the story
on the wonderful adoption by
Ms. Angie Hill and how nicely
she decorated the mammography
room. We may be the only
hospital with a chandelier in our
"mammo" room!

We're very thankful to Angie
and the many other folks that
have upgraded areas of the
hospital through our Adopt-a-
Room Program. We only have
a few inpatient rooms left to be
adopted and I'm sure they will be
soon. A big thank you to all those
that have adopted! It's really
improved the overall appearance
of the hospital.
Thanks to the Florida Hospital
Association for selecting Mr.
Laddie Williams, our Board
Chairman, as the Trustee of the
Year for the entire state! He then
thanked all of our staff, the Board
and our physicians, for a great
team effort and he thanks you,
our patients.
We also thank our Board
members that serve along with
Mr. Laddie. They've assured the
hospital's return to one everyone
can be proud of and confident in
using. We thank them for their
dedication and hard work.

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We thank our physicians for
all they do. We must have an
order from one of them to admit
a patient or to do the many lab
and x-ray tests we're performing.
We have outstanding doctors,
including our exceptional ones
in the Emergency Room.
Thanks to Dr. Rob Bradford
for continuing to conduct his
urology clinic here. Also, a thank
you goes to Dr. Hakam Hudaihad,
a new kidney specialist now
conducting clinics here. (Call us
for info on each.)
And like. Mr. Laddie, we
thank our staff for the super job
they're doing. We get lots of
compliments on the courteous
and compassionate care they're
providing. We thank them for
their hard work, dedication and
professionalism. They're the
We're very thankful for
super employees like our latest
Employee of the Quarter, Ms. Pearl
Clayton, a great representative of
our entire staff. Thanks Pearl!
Our elected officials have been
very helpful and we certainly offer
our most sincere appreciation to
them. Congressman Akn Boyd
has secured funding for us that
will help us improve the care
we provide. His staff is always
willing to help us in any way
possible. The same is true for
Senator Nelson and his staff.
Our thanks also goes to
Representative Marti Coley and
SenatorAl Lawson. They continue
to look after our interests at the
state level, helping with grants
and funds that are critical to our
overall success. They assist us in
many ways.
Due in large part to their
efforts, we're implementing
informational technology in all
of our clinical areas. We're very
pleased and thankful that soon,
we'll have a fully electronic

medical record in place to improve
the quality and safety of the care
we provide to you.
We're very grateful to the
United States Department of
Agriculture for the grants and
low interest loans we've received
from them. This allowed us to
purchase much of the new state-
of-the-art equipment now in use
to better serve you.
We're thankful for the latest
grant we're receiving from the
state to do some unique and
innovative programs in smoking
cessation. (Look for more
information on this exciting
initiative soon.)
We thank our patients, visitors
and staff for their understanding
and cooperation as we became a
"smoke free campus" this year.
We had anticipated some problems
but they've been minimal, and
again, we're thankful for that.
I want to repeat and emphasize
our thanks to all those using the

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hospital. As I've often said in
these articles, without patients,
there would be no hospital. We'll
continue to work hard to improve
and serve you even better.
As you may recall, we
conducted "Forty Days of
Prayer" last year when things
were going pretty rough for us.
I'm convinced that event had
a lot to do with our success in
turning this hospital around. So I
certainly want to thank the good
Lord for his many blessings on
this little hospital. We continue
a prayer service every Wednesday
at 8 a.m. Come join us!
So, during this month of
"thanksgiving," we offer a big
THANK YOU from Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital to everyone for
your continued support. And we
hope everyone has a very Happy
If you have any questions on
anything about the hospital, give
me a call at 674-5411, ext 206.

Pearl Clayton, shown with Administrator Ron Gilliard, was named Calhoun-
Liberty Hospital's Employee of the Quarter.


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Earlier this year the Partners for Pets shelter in Marianna had a bulldog puppy thrown
over its fence. It was after hours and luckily this little guy wasn't injured. The white
English Bulldog, who was just a couple months old, and was immediately named "Snow-
flake." Eventually the shelter staff came to realize that Snowflake was deaf. Partners for
Pets has a website, where the cats and dogs at the
shelter can be viewed with their pertinent information. A family from Ohio saw Snowflake
online, called and immediately drove down and adopted him. Since then, they have
sent pictures of Snowflake to shelter manager, Debbie O'Quinn. He is doing great and
has tripled in size. No one could hurl him over a fence now!- "Snowflake, now named
Reagan, is super smart and does not let her disability get in her way. She knows all of
her hand signals: come, sit, stay, lay down, jump, shake, and kisses. She is a joy to be
around," explains adoptive mother Reanna Wesley, pictured above.

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NOV 11, WEDNESDAY-- St. Martin of Tours. Veterans'Day. Re-
membrance Day (Canada). Moon on equator Actor Stanley Tucci
born, 1960.
NOV 12, THURSDAY -- Indian Summer Conjunction of Saturn
and the Moon. Actress Grace Kelly (later known as Her Serene
Highness Princess Grace of Monaco) born, 1929.
NOV 13, FRIDAY -- Author Robert Louis Stevenson born, 1850.
Li'l Abner; Al Capp's 43-year-old comic strip, appeared in newspa-
pers for the last time, 1977.
NOV 14, SATURDAY-- Artist Claude Monet born, 1840. Apollo
12 spacecraft successJidly launched from Cape Kennedy, 1969.
NOV 15, SUNDAY -- Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost. A
magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Japan, 2006. Peace makes plenty.
NOV 16, MONDAY -- New Moon. President Nixon signed a bill
authorizing construction of a trans-Alaska oil pipeline, 1973.
NOV 17, TUESDAY-- St. Hugh of Lincoln. The U.S. Congress
met for the first time in the Capitol, Washington, D.C., 1800.

November 9-15

Conjunction of Neptune
and the Moon

Veterans Day

Of it was unseasonably cold at
Halloween, then weather lore
predicts a period of unseasonably
wann weather, or Indian summer,
from around St. Martin's (Novem-
ber 11) until about November 20.
Use the good weather for those last-
minute winter preparations. Have
you had your chimney cleaned?
Your furnace air ducts and filters


Best days to have
dental care

Best days to wean
animal or children

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checked? Is your
wood all split? If
you're left with a few
huge unsplittables,
put aside the splitting
wedge and think to-
ward Christmas:
Everyone needs a
yule log of exem-
plary proportions. '

8 cups popped corn reheat the oven to 300"F. In a bowl combine
1 cup wheat germ popped corn, wheat germ, coconut, rolled
12cupled coconut oats, and sesame seeds. Heat peanut butter, wa-
1/2 cup sesame seeds ter, oil, molasses, and honey in a
1/2 cup peanut butter 1 '. saucepan. Pour the heated mixture
i tablespoonwater over the popcorn and stir well.
/ tablespoon oilasses Spread on a greased baking sheet
1/2 cup molasses
tablespoons honey and bake for 30 minutes, stirring
often. MAKES 2-1/2 QUARTS.
N On November 11, 1921. the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier was dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
Much f!log in autumn. much snow in winter:
0I Apply protective mulch on the perennial garden after
I the ground has frozen an inch or two.
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accepting applications through November 20

Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson today announced
that the department's Division
of Forestry is offering the
Longleaf Pine Ecosystem
Restoration Landowner
Incentive Program to eligible
non-industrial private forest
The signup period will run
through November 20. The
goal of the program is to
increase the acreage of healthy
Longleaf pine ecosystems
in Florida by helping non-
industrial private forest (NIPF)
landowners, to make the long
term investment required to
establish and maintain this
valuable ecosystem.
Longleaf pine forests once
covered a vast range from
Texas to Virginia, but have
been reduced to less than 4
percent of historical area due
to conversion to other land
uses and forest types.
Longleaf pine forests

Stephen A.M.E. will hold their
annual Harvest Day Celebration
on Sunday, Nov. 22 beginning at
11 a.m.
The speaker for the event will
be Pastor Harriett Morton from
Mobile, AL.
The church would like to invite
everyone to enjoy the Lord on this
special day.
For more information contact
Pastor H. McClendon, Jr.

CHURCH-Corinth Baptist
Church will be hosting a Country
& Western Dance for lst-8th
grades on Friday, Nov. 13. We
will have instructors to help learn
some new Line Dances.
This is a fundraiser for the
children and youth Retreat
coming in March.
Entrance is $5 plus a canned
good for the new Calhoun/Liberty
Ministry Center. Concessions
will be available during the
night including roasting hotdogs
or marshmallows, chips, and
For more information, call
Pastor Murray at 850-447-4115.

Baptist Youth is hosting "Run
with the Son", a 5K/1 Mile Fun
Run on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Registration begins at 7:30
a.m. at Altha Area Recreational
Park. Fun Run begins at 9 a.m.
5K follows. Awards will be at
approximately 10:30 a.m.
Entry fee for 5K is $15, entry

are highly valued for their
resistance to damage by
insects, diseases, wildfire,
and storms, and for their yield
of high quality wood products,
biological diversity, and scenic
Research suggests that
longleaf pine forests may be
highly adaptive to anticipated
effects of climate change,
as well as being capable of
sequestering more carbon than
alternative forest types.
Under this program, the
Florida Division of Forestry
is putting Americans to work
restoring these valuable
forests. This work is helping
to restore a great American
ecosystem while creating jobs
for contractors and laborers
involved in tree planting and
forest improvement work,
nursery workers, conservation
planners and coordinators.
The program offers incentive
payments for completion of
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Fee for Fun Run is $10 pp. Altha
Area Recreational Park is located
just north ofAltha, offofHwy. 71
on Bodiford Road.
Please call Miriam at 272-
1608 or Missy at 209-7323 for
more information.

Basketball registrations are
beginning this week. Forms
will be distributed through
area schools and will also be
available at local businesses and
Please drop off completed
forms at First Baptist Blountstown
or call 674-5923 for more info.
Evaluations will be Dec. 1, 3 &
5. Cost is $45.
Games will be Jan. 9 to Feb.
20. Come find out why "Every
Child is a Winner."

The Prayer Chainers will be
selling sandwiches at Clay Mary

prescribed burning, planting
longleaf pine, native plant
understory establishment,
and mechanical underbrush
treatments. The program is
offered for NIPF lands in
Florida counties located within
the historical natural range of
Longleaf Pine.
Qualified landowners
may. apply for up to four
approved practices per year.
The minimum tract size
requirement is 10 acres and
funding requests may not
exceed $10,000.
Application forms and
more information on program
requirements and procedures
can be obtained from a local
Division of Forestry office or
by visiting
All qualifying applications
received during the signup
period will be evaluated and
ranked for funding approval.
The program is supported
through a grant from the USDA
Forest Service and the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Historical Park this Friday night,
Nov. 13, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
The sandwich and snack
selection will include Chicken
Sandwich $3.50; Fish Sandwich
$4; Hamburgers $3.50; Hot Dogs
$1.50; and peanuts by quart bag
for $2.
You can also place an order
for your Thanksgiving and/or
Christmas Cakes and tea cakes.
Cakes will be $17-$20; Cookies
(character tea cakes: heart, wreath,
bears, stars) will be $1 dozen;'
Round Tea Cakes 3 for $1.
Contact Ruby T. Davis at home
at 674-8668, by cell at 272-6915
or contact the Prayer Chainers at
Orders must be in at least two
days in advance.

CHURCH The Emerald City
Quartet from Panama City will
be presenting a gospel mu-
sic concert at Gateway Baptist
Church in Blountstown on Sun-
day morning, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m.
Pastor Roger King invites all
to join them for a wonderful day
of music and fellowship.
The church is located across
from Blountstown High School
on North Main Street.

EBRATION-Mark Dudley and
the Soul Gospelettes will have
a 1st Anniversary Celebration
Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. (CT) at the
W.T. Neal Civic Center on Hwy.
69 in Blountstown.
For more information call
Brother Rodney Dawson at
(850) 590-1362 or Deacon Mark
Dudley at (850)237-1566.

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The sacrifices of our veterans should be honored every day

Every year on Veterans
Day, we honor the sacrifice,
courage and bravery of the
men and women who have
worn the uniform on behalf
of America. For years, they
have defended our country to
provide us with the peace of
mind we need to live our lives
free and independent.
As one of a handful of
members ofCongress who have
served in the military, I believe
the best way we can repay our
country's heroes is to help
provide them the same peace
of mind they have granted us.
I'm pleased to say that we
have worked in a bipartisan
manner over the past few years
to significantly improve the
lives of America's veterans
nationwide, particularly with
regards to the healthcare

services they receive.
With this year's budget,
Congress has made the largest
commitment to improving
veterans' healthcare in a
generation. This funding has
strengthened healthcare for
more than 5 million veterans,
including more than 72,000
veterans in North Florida, by
adding 17,000 new VA doctors
and nurses; establishing 145
community outpatient clinics
and 92 new veteran centers for
local counseling and mental
health screening; and hiring
8,300 new claim processors
to shorten the time it takes
veterans to receive their earned
These added services have
been critical to.meeting the
needs of the 363,000 veterans
returning from Iraq and

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now available at Chipola Ford in Marianna!
Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any
time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-4043.

Craig Brinkley

Farm Bureau agent
Cda ulLuberty County
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The Florida Farm
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the Calhoun/Lib-
erty County Farm
Bureau has re-
cently received the
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sponsor LUTCF: The National Association
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The American College.

Calhoun/Liberty Co/. Farm Bureau
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Blountstown, FL 32424


Congressman Allen Boyd

Afghanistan over the last three
One of the biggest
achievements recently has been
the passage of the Veterans
Health Care Budget Reform
and Transparency Act, which
will allow Congress to approve
funding for veterans medical
care a year in advance, ensuring
that the VA has adequate time
to plan for the best way to.
deliver efficient and effective
healthcare to our veterans.
Congress also continues to
protect military families from.
increases in TRICARE co-
pays and deductibles and has
restored over $1 billion in

military healthcare funding.
In addition to these historic
achievements, last year
Congress enacted the largest
expansion of the G.I. Bill
since it was first introduced
in 1944, restoring the promise
of a full four-year education to
those who served in Iraq and
This past summer, Congress
expanded the program to
include all children of service
members who have died on
active duty since September
11, 2001, making them eligible
for the full education benefit.
I have the distinct honor of
representing a number of brave
men and women who have
previously worn the uniform,
as well as those currently
serving our country stationed
at Tyndall Air Force Base
and the Navy base in Panama
I'm pleased to say that
many of these programs are
benefiting our local veterans
every day.
Additionally, here at home,
I helped open the new VA
Clinic in Jackson County
last year, and funding was

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recently secured to open a new
veterans' outpatient clinic in
Tallahassee. TWeLber. these
clinics will proviKprimary
and general eare to area
veterans as well as a range of
specialized services, including
mental health screenings,
wellness screenings and
wound care. Though perhaps
most importantly, these clinics
ensure that our veterans will
have better access to the
healthcare they deserve.
Taken together, these
advancements mean greater
quality of life and peace of
mind for our veterans. But
our work is by no means
Although Nov. 11 is
recognized as the official
Veterans Day, I believe we
honor our veterans' sacrifice
and bravery every day that we
wake in a free and democratic
country. To thank them
properly, it is our duty to
ensure that their lives are
enriched just as greatly as they
have enriched ours.
U.S. Representative Allen
Boyd represents the constituents
of Florida 's 2nd Congressional

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Aubree Jade Whitfield will
celebrate her third birthday on
Nov. 14. She is the daughter
of Gina and David Whitfield of
Marianna. Her grandparents
include Rachel Powell and the
late Donnie Noah Whitfield of
Marianna and Wewahitchka
and Jan Prevatt and Arthur
Prevatt of Grand Ridge. Her
great-grandparents are Onus
and Tillie Lawrence of Grand
Ridge and Bernice Whitfield
and the late Bill Whitfield of
Wewahitchka. She enjoys
singing, dancing, watching
Sponge Bob and Yo Gabba
Gabba! She likes riding horses
and jumping on the trampoline
and playing with her cousins.

Gabriel Archie Welles
celebrated his second birthday
on Nov. 8. He is the son of
Noah and Monica Welles of
Hosford. His grandparents
are Roger and Gretchen
Welles and Penny and Robin
Kent of Hosford. His great-
grandparents are Cortez and
Ailene Kent of Blountstown
and Shirley Brown of Telogia.
Gabe enjoys spending time
with his cousinsAidan, Corbin.
and Jacob, taking pictures
with his Aunt Sarah and riding
tractors with his Papas.

Shayla LeAnne Melton cel-
ebrated her eighth birthday
on Oct. 27. She celebrated
with a trip to 'Build A Bear
Workshop' and a party with
her family. Her parents are
Shiri Smith of Hosford and
Jerry Melton of Altha. Her
grandparents include Leon
Sims of Mississippi, Janice
Parker of Marianna and Rex
and Yvonne Hansford of Kis-
simmee, Laverne Melton and
J.W. Melton. both of Altha,
Wendy Smith of Blountstown,
Larry Smith, Glen and Cathy
Harrelson and Overton and
Ali Raker, all of Tallahassee.
She enjoys babies, swim-
ming and spending time with
her family.

Jack Strickland

Blaine Tharpe celebrated his
11th birthday on Nov. 3. He
is the son of Jason and Dani
Strickland and Shane and
Tina Tharpe, all of Bristol.
His grandparents include Tom
and Irene Davis of Inverness,
Randy Stutler of Jane Lew,
WV, Charlotte Strutko of Bris-
tol, Larry and Cora Strick-
land of Marianna, Linda and
Billy Johnson of Bristol, Ron-
nie and Marsha Stephens of
Blountstown and Kenny and
Susan Walden of Clarksville.
Blaine is a member of the Lib-
erty County Tiny Mite football
team and the W.R. Tolar Jr.
Beta Club. He enjoys collect-
ing Tech Decks, playing with
his brothers, Blake and Jack,
and watching Florida Gator

celebrated his second birthday on Oct. 24.
He is the son of Jason and
Dani Strickland of Bristol. His
grandparents include Tom
and Irene Davis of Inverness,
Charlotte Strutko of Bristol,
aH Larry and Cora Strickland of
Marianna and Randy Stutler
of Jane Lew, WV. He loves
playing with his big brothers
Blaine and Blake, running wild
and hanging out with mommy
and daddy.


Will Perkins of Hosford

kills his first hog Nov. 1

Nine-year-old Will
Perkins killed his his
first hog on Nov. 1
with his step-dad and
uncle. He is the son
of Marsha Perkins and
Darrell Jones of Hosford
and Mickey and Trisha
Perkins of Grand Ridge.
His grandparents are
Gene and Mae Phillips
of Hosford, Robert and
Patsy Perkins of Grand
Ridge, Gerald and Linda
Jones of Hosford and the
late Michael Owens of
Tallahassee. He loves
squirrel, dove, deer
and hog hunting. He
especially loves running
dogs with his step-dad,
Darrell during training
season and deer season.
He enjoyed showing off
his hog to his buddy,
Brett Thompson.

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Hadley Brooke Hatcher cel-
ebrated her first birthday on
Oct. 28. She is the daughter
of Brooke Daniels and Adam
Hatcher of Altha. Her grand-
parents include Alex and Jah-
nie Economou of Atlanta, GA,
Robert Daniels of Blountstown,
Tweety and Robin Hatcher of
Bristol and the late Joel and
Cathy Hatcher of Blountstown.
Her great-grandparents in-
clude Laverne Melton of Altha,
the late George Ramsey of
Sacramento, CA, the late Billy
Daniels of Kinard, Jean and
the late Buddy Murphy, Evelyn
and the late John Hatcher, the
late Mallie and Melba Johnson,
all of Blountstown. Hadley en-
joys playing outside, playing
with all her cousins and talking
on the phone.



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Brady Garner celebrated his
fourth birthday on Nov. 9. He
is the son of William and Jen-
nifer Garner of Bristol. His
grandparents include David
and Linda Goethe of Rock
Bluff, Mike Garner of, AK and
Karen and David Sallisky of
Ft. Myers. His great-grand-
parents are Hazel Harrington
of Bristol and Paul Pletcher of
St. Marks. He enjoys watch-
ing Sponge Bob, playing with
his big brothers, Bing and
Branden, hanging out .with
dad and visiting with his uncle
Jimmy Lewis.

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Births, Birthdays,
Family Reunions
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Desiree Nicole Melton cel-
ebrated her 10th birthday
on Sept. 10 with a weekend
at the beach full of fun with
her family. Her parents are
Shiri Smith of Hosford and
Jerry Melton -of Altha. Her
grandparents include Leon
Sims of .Mississippi, Janice
Parker of Marianna and Rex
and Yvonne Hansford of Kis-
simmee, Laverne Melton and
J.W. Melton both of Altha,
Wendy Smith of Blountstown,
Larry Smith, Glen and Cathy
Harrelson and Overton and
Ali Raker, all of Tallahassee.
She enjoys playing softball,
cheering and spending time
with her family.

Will Perkins celebrated his
ninth birthday on Nov. 7. He
is the son of Marsha Perkins
and Darrell Jones of Hos-
ford and Mickey and Trisha
Perkins of Grand Ridge.
His grandparents are Gene
and Mae Phillips of Hosford,
Robert and Patsy Perkins of
Grand Ridge, Gerald and Lin-.
da Jones of Hosford and the
late Michael Owens of Talla-
hassee. He enjoys hunting,
fishing, riding dirt bikes and
playing with his little brother
Isaiah, his big brother Jaylyn
and big sister Carrie. He also
loves hanging out with his
best buddy, Brett Thompson.

Aubrey Kay Smith celebrated
her fifth birthday July 25 while
on vacation in the mountains
with a trip to Dollywood and
a Princess Party with her
family. Her parents are Shiri
Smith of Hosford and Travis
Smith of Blountstown. Her
grandparents are Leon Sims
of Mississippi, Janice Parker
of Marianna, Rex and Yvonne
Hansford of Kissimmee,
Wendy Smith of Blountstown,
Larry Smith, Glen and Cathy
Harrelson and Overton and
Ali Raker, all of Tallahassee.
She enjoys reading, singing,
going to church and spending
time with her family.

Jazmin Lynn Ouzts celebrated
her second birthday on Nov. 8.
She is the daughter of Rhonda
Burch and Barney Ouzts. Her
brothers are Jeremy Ouzts,
Chaz Griffin and Gaige Lewis.
She is the granddaughter of
Louise Burch and the late
Van Burch, Pat Ouzts and
the late John E. Ouzts. She
enjoys singing, dancing and
playing with her brothers and

Millicent R. Revell will celebrate
her fifth birthday on Nov. 13.
She is the daughter of Gar
and Trel Revell of Bristol. Her
grandparents include Harrell
Wood and Edna Revell of
Hosford and the late James
and Alda Chambers of Bristol.
She enjoys playing hide and
go seek, tag, swinging and
pretending. She loves arts
and crafts and experimenting
baking cakes and muffins.
Her birthday party will be at
12 noon Saturday, Nov. 14 at
Veterans Park.


Collins and

Proctor set

Dec. 5 date

for wedding
Amy Collins and Jeremy
Proctor of Grand Ridge are
pleased to announce the
engagement of their upcoming
The couple will exchange
vows at 5 p.m. on Dec. 5 at
the W.T. Neal Civic Center
in Blountstown. A reception
will immediately follow the
All family and friends are
invited to attend.

Alan Thrasher of Blountstown

completes training in Texas

Air Force Reserve Airman
Alan N. Thrasher graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, TX.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in
military discipline and studies,
Air Force core values, physical

fitness and basic warfare
principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four credits
toward an associate in applied
science degree through the
Community College of the
Air Force.
Thrasher is a 1994 graduate
of Blountstown High School;


Dawgs play killer third quarter to defeat Tigers 19-6

by Richard Williams,
Joumal Spons nrter
Liberty County o\ ercame rtx o
early miscues with a time-killing
third quarter to defeat the
Blountstown Tigers I -9-
and force a three waN
playoff to determine the ,
two playoff .'
teams from the % MM
With the game tied at sl\ go-
ing into the half, tie back break-
er for Blountstown came in the
third quarter when Libertr, held
the ball for ten minutes and 2i
seconds while the Tigers had
the ball. for just one minute and
40 seconds. The Bulldogs ran
18 third quarter pla\ ; while e the
Tigers ran just fixe and Mro of
those Tiger plays %%ere passes
intercepted by Libert De-
spite the time of possession -4
advantage the Bulldogs .
didn't score until the final
play of the third quarter to
go ahead 13-6.
In the third quarter Liber-
ty opened the half %idth a ten
play drive. On the drive LCHS
quarterback Terrance Evans
had a big run on second and 18
where he simply ran over a Ti-
ger defender on his way to a 42
yard gain that moved the ball to
the Tiger 27 yard line. The drive
ended with two straight sacks by
BHS on third and fourth down.
The Tigers took over for the
first time in the third quarter
with 5:57 remaining.
The Tigers gained on yard
on a short run by quarterback
PJ Buggs, but on second down
Liberty's Stedman Williams in-
tercepted a Buggs pass to give
Liberty the ball back still on
Blountstown's half of the field.
This time the Bulldogs only
ran four plays. The Tigers again

Blountstown's Princeton Grant (#2) is tackled
by Kevin McCray (#5), Terrance Evans (#7)
and Nolan Brown (#14) during their district
showdown in Blountslown Nov. 6. The
Bulldog defense held Blountstown to just 37
yards rushing and came up big again in their
district tie-breaker. In the tie-breaker Evans
intercepted a Tiger pass for a touchdown
and the Bulldogs recovered a fumble
that they converted into a touchdown
in their 21-0 rout of BHS to become
district champions. The
Tigers defeated Port
St. Joe 16-6 to claim
second place in the

Lib erty on fourth down.
This time Blouhtstown ran two
plays before they gave the ball
back to Liberty on third down
when Kevin McCray stepped in
front of a Buggs pass for the in-
Liberty capitalized on this
second Tiger miscue. This time
they used a big run by Evans to
move the ball to the Tiger four
yard line and on the next play,
Evans scored to give Liberty the
lead on the last play of the third
Liberty Head Coach Grant
Grantham agreed that the third
quarter was key for his team.
"When you hold the ball that
long you start to tire a defense

out and i\hen p.ou'\e got the
ball it is pretty hard for them to
score." Grantham said.
Liberty dominated the game
statistically as they out rushed
Blountstown 321 yards to 37 for
the Tigers. Liberty's Evans was
the game's leading rusher with
181 yards on 25 carries. Lib-
erty intercepted the Tigers three
times, but the Tigers recovered
two Bulldog fumbles.
A Bulldog miscue on a Tiger
punt gave the Tigers a chance
to get back into the game in
the fourth quarter. After Liberty
fumbled the punt the Tigers took
possession at the Liberty 48 yard
line, but the Tigers were unable
to move the ball and punted
again for a touch back.
After two running plays Evans
dropped back and looked ready
to pass, but then he tucked the

the held through the Ti-
ger defense. Evans outraced two
speedy Tiger defenders chasing
him for almost all of his 72 yard
run to the end zone for the final
score of the night.
Early the game looked like it
would end much differently for
both teams. Liberty's defense
forced the Tigers to punt facing
fourth and 27 on their first pos-
session. The Bulldogs looked to
be inoving the ball but on first
and ten from the Tiger 33 yard
line a pitch from Evans to his
running back hit the ground in-
stead of his intended target. In
the scramble for the ball a Lib-
erty player tossed the ball up and
into the hands of a Tiger defend-
er who wasn't stopped until he
was pushed out of bounds on the

Liberty three yard line.
Tho plays later Buggs hit
Leon Broxton who made a leap-
ing grab over a Bulldog defender
for the score. The lead gave the
Tigers the lead and the home fans
gre%\ louder on Liberty's next
possession when a fourth down
snap went through the punter's
legs The Tigers took over on the
Liberty 17 yard line and looked
read:, to expand their early lead.
T%% o runs later the Tigers had
t he ba Il with a first and goal to go
at the LCHS six yard line. After
gaining three yards on first down
the Tigers lost yardage on sec-
ond and third down and attempt-
ed a field goal that was wide left
\ ith 2:01 left in the first quarter.
Failing to take advantage of
the opportunity provided by
l the Liberty miscue hurt the
Tigers as the Bulldogs re-
sponded with a long drive
that seemed to move- momen-
run over to Liberty's side of
the field.
The response by Lib-
erty was an 11 play drive
that included a forth down
conversion. Liberty's first touch-
down came on a 30 yard run by
Kevin McCray. The extra point
was no good and the game was
tied at six.
The Tigers were able to gain two
first downs before being forced to
punt to Liberty again with 5:15 left
in the half. Liberty put together a
16 play drive the ended on a failed
47 yard field goal attempt as time
expired in the half.
The win by Liberty combined
with a victory by Port St. Joe over
Wewahitchka forced a three-way
tie for first place in the district.
The tie-breaker was played Nov.
9 in Bristol with Liberty claim-
ing the top seed and the Tigers
taking second place.


LEFT: Jamarez Reed (#21) knocks back the Tiger running back with a vicious hit. ABOVE: BlountstownTiger Princeton Grant stretches to recover.a fumble.
LEFT: A Tiger leaps over players as Keith
McCray scores underneath the pile during the
playoff contest. BELOW: Shawn Arrant blocks fi
a Tiger defender as Kevin McCray rushes
for Liberty. RIGHT: A Port St. Joe Shark at
game's end after the Tigers won 16-6.

Photos by Tony Shoemake and Daniel Williams


Liberty, Blountstown make state football playoffs

by Richard Williams,
Journal Sports writer
The Liberty County Bulldogs are
the Class A, District 2 champions after
dominating Blountstown 21-0 in the one
quarter tie-breaker contest on Monday.
With the loss, Blountstown claimed second
place after beating Port St. Joe 16-6 in the
first quarter of the night. Port St Joe, the
pre-season favorite, misses the playoffs
with a record of 7-2 and one game left
against Maclay.
The playoff was necessary as the three
teams each finished the district schedule
with 4-1 records. The contest was held
in Bristol because Liberty, at 8-1, had
a better overall record than St. Joe and
Blountstown, who came into the game with
overall records of 7-2.
Each game was only one quarter in
length and the loser of the first game knew
they may not,have another chance. After
watching BHS score a second touchdown
late in the contest against Port St Joe, the
Liberty players came together in the south
end zone knowing they would be facing
Blountstown for the second time in four
days. They also knew the winner of the
this second game would be the district
The Bulldogs received the opening
kick off and started to grind out yards
against BHS. The Tiger defense forced
Liberty into a fourth and five situation,

and the Bulldogs decided not to punt the
ball away.
LCHS Head Coach Grant Grantham
said he knew that playing only one quarter,
"You don't want to give the ball up," and
he added that they had seen something on
film they thought would work. Terrance
Evans and the LCHS offensive line proved
their coach right as they gained just enough
for the first down.
After that Keith McCray had a big run to
give the Bulldogs a first and goal, and then
on third down McCray responded again by
scoring the touchdown from four yards out.
The extra point kick by Mike Lohse was
good and Liberty held a 7-0 lead with 9:02
left in the game.
The Tigers responded with a quick
first down and then facing a second and
12 the Tigers tried to hit a slant route,
but Liberty's Terrance Evans jumped the
route for his first interception of the year.
The Bulldog senior returned the ball for a
Liberty County score that made the game
It was at that point that most of the Port
St Joe squad could be seen loading up on
their buses in the South end zone because
they knew a LCHS win meant they were
eliminated from the playoffs.
Later in the quarter, Liberty's Shane
Rogowski recovered a Tiger fumble to all
but seal the win. Evans was able to score

on a short run with 3:46 remaining for the
final margin of victory, 21-0..

The Tigers made it to the game against
Liberty by defeating Port St. Joe in the first
game of the afternoon.
It was Tiger PJ Buggs hitting Leon
Broxton with three passes to move the
ball down field quickly on the Sharks.
The final pass was a nice toss to the back
of the end zone in which Broxton simply
out-leaped two defenders. The Tigers
went for the two-point conversion after
the touchdown.
On the conversion attempt Buggs
scrambled towards the line of scrimmage
and then tossed the ball toward the back
corner. The Tigers' Cavon Cox tipped the
ball and Princeton Grant grabbed it to
make the score 8-0 Blountstown.
The Sharks responded with a six play
drive that ended in a touchdown, but the
extra point was no good and BHS held a
8-6 lead.
The Tigers recovered the Sharks' on-
side kick attempt after their failed two-
point conversion.
Blountstown put the game away for
good when Grant scored on a long run
down the sideline. Grant spun around at
one point putting a hand down to maintain
his balance and somehow emerged from

the pile along the side line still running.
The Tigers added a second two-point
conversion to take a 16-6 lead with just
1:02 remaining to play.

Liberty County takes their second
district title in four years and the Tigers
make the playoffs in their first year back
in Class A.
The first round of the playoffs is Nov.
20. The Tigers, as district runner-ups,
will travel to Freeport. Liberty, as district
champions, will host South Walton.
Each team has a game Nov. 13. The
Bulldogs will travel to Cottondale and
Blountstown travels to Baker High.
Liberty's Grantham said he was glad to
see two local teams in the playoffs.
"I really wasn't looking forward to
playing them (Blountstown) again so soon
after our win last Friday ... they've had a
real good year, but I really thought our kids
responded well and proved they deserved
the top seed," Grantham said.
"I've been proud of a lot of teams I've
coached, but I don't think I've been as
proud as I have of this bunch . they
lost their first district contest but never
gave up, never looked back, kept working
hard, kept winning every week and I can
honestly say I think this team deserved to
make the playoffs."



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child should contact the office at
762-3121 to make reservations.
Reservations should be made by
Wednesday, Nov. 18.

r Altha's Calendar
Nov 9-13-Book Fair
Wednesday, Nov. 11-4th/5th Grade
Musical 9 a.m.; Veterans Day Program,
10 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 12-Cats' Cuisine;
Middle School Boys'Basketball @ Wewa
3 p.m.; Book Fair "Grand Event"
Friday, Nov. 13-Drama Play 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14-Senior Bog-In
Monday, Nov. 16-Middle School
I Boys' Basketball vs. Franklin Co. 3 p.m.
- Tuesday Nov. 17-Middle School
Boys' Basketball vs. Hosford 3 p.m.

Some of the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) members are shown here along with Mrs. Edenfield's Kindergarten
class who brought in the most canned food items during the recent Red Ribbon Week celebration. Food items are
donated to the Elder Care Services/Retired & Senior Volunteer Program.

Altha's Basketball A team tames Tolar 37-21

by Jim Mcintosh
Kent Rogers and Nick Young combined
for 23 of Altha's 37 points as the Wildcat
Basketball A Team (1-1) defeated the Tolar
Bulldogs 37-21 in "The Den" last Thursday,
Nov. 5.
After a slow first quarter start that pro-
duced a 4-4 tie, the Wildcats found their
rhythm and tallied double digit scores in the
remaining 3 quarters.
It was a total team effort as every Wild-
cat contributed on offense. Kent Rogers led
the way with 13 points and his assists helped
Nick Young post 10 points. P.J. Iler chalked


FBLA News: Blood Drive
The Future Business Leaders
of America's Blood Drive on
November 4th was a resounding
success. We collected 39 units
of blood, which means that our
students helped to save 117 lives
with their generous donations.
Eric Jones and Harlea Perdue did
a wonderful job of conducting the
blood drive.
Only about 5% of the
population donates blood, which
means 100% of Americans are
depending on the blood of 5%
of us! This is a very scary fact
when statistically 1 in 3 will
need blood sometime in their
life, so it is very true that the life
you save may be your own. The
Southeastern Community Blood
Center, a division of Florida
Blood Services, Inc. serves the
local hospitals in our area and
they depend on them for all the
blood and blood products they
Seniors 2010
Portrait Proofs
Senior portraits proofs have

up 6 points and Kyler Dew added 4 points.
Hunter Baggett and Jordan Lawton each sank a
field goal.
Altha's B Team (0-2) fell to Tolar's B Team,
10-4. Brendan Dew netted both of Altha's field
The Middle School ballers were back on the
hardwood last Monday when they hosted Port
St. Joe and yesterday they were on the road tak-
ing on Hosford. Tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 12)
they will face the Gators in Wewahitchka. This
coming Monday Franklin County comes call-
ing on the Wildcats. Tip-offs for all games are
scheduled for 3 p.m. (CT).

been delivered to the seniors and
orders must be returned to Mrs.
Pam Ayers no later than Nov. 19.
Also, make up day for senior
portraits will be on Nov. 19.
Picture Retakes: Retakes for
school day pictures will also be
Nov. 19 for any student who did
not have their picture taken.
French Club
The BHS French Club is
selling wrapping paper and other
gift items to raise money for State
Competition in March. Our sale
ends Nov. 18, call Ms. Dana
Ayers at 674-5724 if you would
like to see a catalogue.

of Events
Wednesday, Nov. 11-Veterans
: Day Program at 9 a.m.; School
. Advisory Council meeting at 3
p.m. in the Media Center
Friday, Nov. 13-Varsity
Football away at Baker at 7
Tuesday, Nov. 17-ASVB for
* Juniors

ABOVE: Principal Ladona Kelly proudly announces Altha School's Kids of
Character for the month of Oct, who exhibit the character trait of Obedience:
First Row from left: Jadyn Jemison, Ronnie Yawn, Deveni Pena, Alene
Marston and Karissa Detweiler, Second Row: Alena Couch, Madison
Hathaway, Keagan Yon and Megan Corbin, Third Row: Jason Anderson,
Nolon Bean, Madison Marshall and Carlee Barfield. Not pictured: Gabriel

I had a chance
to sit down and
interview Ms.
Dana Ayers; a
Truly inspiring
teacher. She was .
able to tell me a lot
about her busy life,
from birth to the
present. She never really had
a hometown. She was bom
on Tyndall Air Force Base in
Panama City.
Her father, Mr. James M.
Ayers was a Senior Master
Sergeant in the Air Force.
Both of her parents, James
and Dorothy Ayers grew up
in Calhoun County, but as
she was growing up they '
never lived here. Along with
her family, Ms. Ayers lived in
Georgia, Florida, Washington, Dana Ay
New Hampshire, Delaware, French, SI
California, Utah, Japan French dua
and France. She attended
Dover High School in Dover,
Delaware for all of her high school years. She
attended FSU, BYU, University of Utah (a lot
of colleges) and earned her Bachelor's degree in
French and a MLS (Masters of Library Science).
t Her favorite college team is FSU.
She has two children, both of them girls;


al E

they are in their
20s and graduated
the most important
an I (peoplein the world
to her. Ms. Ayer's
favorite hobbies are
traveling, reading
..1 *and watching BHS
volleyball. She would love to
t Vs visit Quebec, Scotland, and
Ireland (she's going to Italy in
three years).
S Ms. Ayers has been teaching
S at Blountstown for 25 years
and she enjoys it most of the
time. She says that she always
learns interesting things from
5 T her students. She also taught
at University of Utah and
Chipola College.
At BHS, she teaches French,
rs, BHS French dual enrollment (which
she does at both BHS and
enish and Chipola) and Spanish. I was
enrollment fascinated to learn that she also
knows a little bit of Japanese,
Russian, Italian and Portuguese.
Her favorite books are The Lord ofRings series
by J.R.R. Tolkien. She says that she really loves
these books because he has created rich three
dimensional characters and he has written so

Altha School
Drama Production
by Brittney Pate
The Drama team presents "An
Evening of Scenes" on Friday,
Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. It will be held
in the Altha Gym. Everyone is
invited to attend and it is free

Lunch, Nov. 19
Thanksgiving lunch will be
served on Nov. 19. All parents
who would like to eat with their

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Tolar Nov. 19 4
Parents are invited to join their child for Thanksgiving lunch
on Thursday, Nov. 19. If you plan to eat lunch with your child or
grandchild, please send a note to school by Friday, Nov. 13 so the
lunchroom staff can make the necessary preparations.
Adult plates are $3, which will be collected at the cash register at
the time of your meal. You can also purchase a plate for preschool
aged children for $2. Kindergarteft, 1st and 2nd graders will have
lunch after their Thanksgiving Festival ends at noon.
A modified schedule is provided below to assist you in planning.
K-12:10; lst-12 noon; 2nd-12:40; 3rd-10:50; 4th-11:15;
5th-11:30; 6th-11:45; 7th-l:10; 8th-l.

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Vote for Tolar as your favorite school at

4; Vaccination Forms 44
If you haven't returned your child's H1N1 vaccination form, we
need it! You can get a copy from our Web site or contact your child's
teacher. Please sign and return whether you want to participate in the
vaccination program or not.

0 Velveteen Rabbit Production ;
Florida -State's School of Theatre season includes the Sue and
Richard G. Fallon Theatre for Young Audiences Production, a fully
produced theatrical experience for children of The Velveteen Rabbit.
Tickets are $15, $5 of the ticket price will be donated back to the
school when you use a ticket voucher when purchasing tickets.

Tolar School's October Good Citizens-Back Row from left: Andres Mendez, Montana Flowers, Morgan Hiers,
Megan Hiers, Bryan Perry, Dee Fitzgerald, Omar Garcia, Rayanna Hogans, Jasper Pullam, Amy Finch, Coltonr
Thaw and Jordan Chaney. Middle Row: Sara Jacobs, Olivia Flores, Hulya Reisoglu, Fidel Rangel, Levi Collins,
Hanna Bailey, Demondre Moore, Stetson Goff, Daymeon Marlowe-Grant, Dylan Rakerfand Autumn McLemore.
Front Row: Jonathan Rubio, Belle Harris, Julieana Rubio, Lupe Martinez, Lacy Maloy, Ryan Goff, Jared.Holcomb,
Thomas Flournoy, Ariana Martinez, Casey Carroll, Jarian Mosley, Mariah Jimenez, Elizabeth Barragan and Tristan
Freels. Not pictured: Christopher Vaught and Demetria Peterson.

Participants can purchase
tickets in person at the Fine
Arts Ticket Office or by calling
(850)644-6500. If purchasing
in person, simply present the
voucher at the time of purchase.

Liberty Corrections donates supplies

to Hosford, Bristol and Gretna schools

During the months of Sept.
and Oct., FCCD Chapter 23,
along with the assistance of
the staff at Liberty CI, Liberty
Work Camp and Quincy Annex
collected school supplies which
were delivered to Mrs. Bennett's
Kindergarten class at Tolar
Elementary, Mrs. Black and
Mrs. Hayes's third grade class at
Hosford Elementary and Gretna
Elementary School.
FCCD is a community service
program and Chapter 23 is excited
to be able to offer this within our
community. We would not be
successful without the help of
the employees of Liberty CI and
appreciate all their support.
We are now collecting food
items for a food basket to which

A choice ot low tat white,
chocolate or strawberry milk
served with all meals.

Waffle witli syrup and sausage patty
or assorted cereals with buttered toast
and assorted fruit juice.
Sausage gravy and biscuit or assort-
ed cereals with buttered toast and
assorted fruit juice.
Sausage and pancake of a stick with
syrup or assorted cereals with but-
tered toast and assorted fruit juice.
Whole wheat pancakes with syrup
and linked sausage or assorted ce-
real with buttered toast and assorted
fruit juice.
Scrambled eggs with cheese grits or
assorted cereal with buttered toast
and assorted fruit juice.

If purchasing over the phone,
mention the voucher and bring it
with you when you pick up the
The school's voucher is located
on our webpage at www.wrtolar.

0 Band Fundraiser 4
Currently, there is a parent
sponsored fundraiser to benefit
the band.
The band boosters are raffling
off aWii. Raffle tickets are a $1
donation to the band.
For more information, please
call 643-2426.

9' W.R. Tolar
PTO News f
The Tolar PTO will be meeting
Monday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
in the multi-purpose room. At
the meeting will be Seth Gieger
and Vanessa Ford from the 21st
Century after school program to
answer any questions or concerns
parents may have.
During the meeting we will be
drawing a lucky winner for the
two tickets for the presentation
of the Nutcracker. Tickets are
available for $1 each, call Missy
Tanner, PTO President at 294-
6002 for more information.

Healthcare providers invited

to HOSA supper and social

Pictured in Hosford is Colonel Duvall (Liberty CI), Angie Durden (Vice President,
CH 23 FCCD) and students fr6m Mrs. Black and Mrs. Haye's third grade classes.
Supplies were also donated to Mrs. Bennett's Kindergarten class.

we will deliver to a needy family
within our community. We will
be collecting food items until
Friday, Nov. 20.
If you would like to donate,

please contact Patricia Perkins
at 643-9417, Angie Durden at
643-9446, Tammy McCroskey
at 643-9445 or Melissa Nobles
at 627-5429.

Are you a healthcare provider?
Are you interested in working
with. Healthcare students who
plan to be future providers?
Liberty County High School
Health Care Students of America
are planning a Health Care
Symposium for Nov. 18. We are
inviting area local healthcare

(Pre-K thru 5th) THURSDAY
THURSDAY French toast sticks and ham or
Chickenandrice,greenbeans,orange assorted cereals with buttered
glazed carrots, mixed fruit and whole toast, hash brown and assorted
wheat roll. (Grades 6-12) Alternatives: fruit juice.
P S- Z---- I .- HftlU U hinI kiC lA dIOi

Hot dog; Chinese chicen salad.
Pepperoni pizza, garden salad and
fruit. (Grades 6-12) Alternatives:
Cheese burger; Caesar chicken sal-
Hot dog, mac and cheese, garden
peas and flavored apple sauce.
(Grades 6-12) Alternatives: Philly beef
and cheese sub; chef salad.
Cheese burger, potato salad and fresh
fruit. (Grades 6-12) Alternatives: Ham
and cheese wrap; caesar chicken
Chicken barbeque sandwich, baked
potato wedges and fruit. (Grades
6-12) Alternatives: Turkey BLT wrap;
chicken salad with fruit.

Sausage biscuit or assorted ce-
reals with buttered toast and as-
sorted fruit juice.
French toast sticks and ham or
assorted cereals with buttered
toast and assorted fruit juice.
Grits and scrambled eggs or as-
sorted cereal with buttered toast
and assorted fruit juice.
pancakes and sausage patty or
assorted cereal with buttered
toast and assorted fruit juice.

All menus are subject to change.

Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMD
Pea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417

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

(Pre-K thru 5th)
BBQ chicken, baked beans, ,carrot
sticks and whole wheat roll. Alternative:
Ham and cheese wrap.
Pepperoni pizza, potato wedges and
fresh apple. Alternative: Chicken cae-
sar salad.
Hot dog on a bun, crinkle cut fries, green
beans and mixed fruit. Alternative: Ital-
ian chef salad.
Spaghetti and meat sauce, whole ker-
nel corn and peaches. Alternative: Ham
and cheese sandwich.
Cheeseburger on a bun, lettuce, toma-
to, pickle cup, carrot sticks with ranch
dressing and fresh Granny Smith apple.
Alternative: Popcorn chicken salad.

providers to the W.T. Neal Civic
Center in Blountstown for a light
supper and social between 6:30
and 8:30 p.m. (ET).
H.O.S.A. students will make
a brief presentation orienting
providers to our organization. We
would like to take the opportunity
to meet our local providers! We
understand the importance of
making contacts and learning
about various different career
fields in our area.
. We will be available to
do community service hours
while learning about our
chosen vocations ,Jf needed.
Please R.S.V.P. us if you or
a representative from your
company or organization can
come celebrate with us at 850-
643-2241 ext. 246. H.O.S.A.
Advisor Vicki Whittington.
H.O.S.A. is a student-run
student-governed organization.

cadets fundraising
LCHS JROTC cadets are
selling chocolate candy bars for
$1 as a fundraiser. Please tell
cadets if you wish to purchase
some. Also, LCHS JROTC is
selling advertisement space on
a Liberty County Walking map.
An ad is $25 for a 2" x 3" space.
Please call the JROTC office at
643-2241 ext. 259 to get a form.



Oct. 6 Liberty Co. Commission regular meeting minutes

Official minutes from the
Oct. 6 regular meeting of the
Liberty County Commission as
recorded by the board secretary

The meeting was called to or-
der by Vice Chairman Davis Stou-
tamire. Present at the meeting
were Commissioners Jim John-
son, Kevin Williams, Attorney
Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill
and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce.
Prayer was led by Aaron El-
Pledge of allegiance was led
by Johnny Eubanks.
Motion to approve the minutes.
of the regular meeting held Sept.
8, public budget hearing Sept.
1'4, special meeting Sept 15, and
public budget hearing ind spe-
cial meeting Sept. 28, 2009 was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Williams and carried.
Judy Hall told the Board that
their church along with other ven-
dors would like to hold Christmas
on the Square at the courthouse.
Motion to approve was made by
Johnson, seconded by Williams
and carried.
J.T. Steverson and others rep-
resenting the Liberty County 4-H
Club requested that the Board ap-
prove a Proclamation recognizing
Oct. 4-10, 2009 as National 4-H
Week in Liberty County. Motion
to approve was made by Williams,
seconded by Johnson and car-
The Board requested that the
county attorney write the U.S.
Forest Service requesting that the
roads remain open concerning
their letter on the land swap.
Motion to approve the agenda
was made by Johnson, seconded

by Williams and carried.
Public Hearing on Special Ex-
ception for a Conditional Use of
Land was presented by Tony Ar-
rant. There was no public com-
ment. Motion to approve was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Williams and carried.
Public Hearing on Ordinance #
09-05 amending Chapter Five of
the Land Development Regula-
tions was held. Motion to approve
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Williams and carried.
Philip Jones with Preble-
Rish Engineers came before the
Board. The low bid on the Hos-
ford Park entrance road was C.W.
Roberts at a cost of $91,425 less
a donation of $10,000 making the
total bid price $81,425. Motion to
approve the low bid was made by
Williams, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Philip Jones said that they
would have the low bid presen-
tation at the November meeting
on Tolar Sidewalk Extension and
Bentley Bluff Boat Ramp,
The low bid on the guardrail
project was Jones Construction
Co. at $243,161.50. Motion to
approve the low bid was made by
Johnson, seconded by Williams
and carried.
Motion to reject bid from RSD,
Inc. on the guardrail project that
was submitted five minutes after
the bid closing time was made by
Williams, seconded .by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to approve Resolution #
09-29 approving the continuation
of rural area of critical economic
concern was made by Johnson,
seconded by Williams and car-

Camile Tharpe with Govern-
ment Service Group, Inc. in Tal-
lahassee, FL gave a presentation
regarding attaching garbage ser-
vices to taxes. The Board said
that they would like to set up a
workshop when all Board Mem-
bers could be present.
John Strutko discussed the
Census and the need to get all
data. There are 64% of citizens in
Liberty County that are not return-
ing their census. He would like
the Board to consider a donation
to the Census Committee. Motion
to table until all Board Members
are present was made by Wil-
liams, seconded by Johnson and
Motion to approve the Capital
Area Community Action Agency
12 month lease-renewal at $200
per month was made by Johnson,
seconded by Williams and car-
Dr. Gene Charbonneau gave
an update on the Health Depart-
ment. Motion to approve Resolu-
tion # 09-30 to support the con-
tinuation of funding for the Health
Department to be prepared by
the county attorney was made by
Johnson, seconded by Williams
and carried.
Motion to close Highway 20 and
12 on Oct. 16 from 10:30 a.m. un-
til 11 a.m. for the parade in Bristol
was made by Williams, seconded
by Johnson and carried.
Motion to close Highway 65 S
from intersection of Highway 20 to
Blue Creek Road from 4 p.m. until
4:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 for the PTO
Fall Festival Parade in Hosford
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Williams and carried.
Attorney Grover presented the

American with Disabilities Act to
be added to the personnel policy.
Motion to advertise was made by
Williams, seconded by Johnson
and carried.
Motion to table the caretaker
position at Bentley Bluff Park was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Williams and carried.
Motion to move the regular
meeting scheduled for Tuesday,
Nov. 3 to Thursday, Nov. 5 was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Williams and carried.
Clerk Robert Hill requested
that it be placed on the agenda of
the next regular meeting that the
Board consider our meeting dates
to the first Thursday after the first
Monday of each month.
Motion to approve moving Aar-

Official minutes from the
Oct. 22 special meeting of the
Liberty County Commission as
recorded by the board secretary

The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Albert Butcher.
Present were Commissioners Da-
vis Stoutamire, Dexter Barber, Jim
Johnson, Kevin Williams, Attorney
Shalene Grover and Clerk Robert
The opening prayer was given
by Chairman Butcher..The Pledge
of Allegiance was led by Commis-
sioner Stoutamire.
Motion by Stoutamire, second-
ed by Barber and carried to add
Water Department discussion to

on Elkins to supervisor's salary, a
difference of $1,560 per year, was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Williams and carried.
Motion to pay the bills was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Williams and carried.
Motion to adjourn was made by
Johnson, seconded by Williams
and carried.

Warrant List Warrant Numbers
Operating Fund 27314-27486
Weatherization Fund 3931-3978
Small County Grant 3842-3864
Payroll Fund 28129-28281

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Davis Stoutamire, Vice Chairman

Motion by Stoutamire, second-
ed by Williams and carried to ap-
prove revised agenda.
Motion by Stoutamire, second-
ed by Johnson and carried to ap-
prove revised contract with Larry
Motion by Johnson, seconded
by Barber and carried to approve
contract with Dowling Parrish.
Aaron Elkins discussed situa-
tion concerning water tanks clean-
ing and repair. The Board will ad-
dress this at the regular November
Motion to adjourn by Johnson,
second by Williams and carried.

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Albert Butcher, Chairman

Minutes from the Oct. 13 regular meeting of Liberty Co. School Board

Official minutes from the
Oct. 13 regular meeting of the
Liberty County School Board as
recorded by the board secretary

The meeting was called to order
by Chairman Kyle Peddle. 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
Gay Lewis and the Pledge of Alle-
giance was led by Harriet Brady.
2. Superintendent Summers
recognized Warden Chris Doug-
las from the Liberty Correctional
Institution for all the great work
done by the prison system for the
school system.
Peddie called for a time of re-
membrance of O.B. Shuler and
J.A. Faircloth, both past employ-
ees of the Liberty County School
System. O.B. Shuler was a past
educator and Superintendent and
J.A. Faircloth was a bus mechanic
for many years.
3. Teresa Yancey thanked and
invited the Board Members to
visit new trainable unit for ESE
students and Johnette Wahlquist
thanked them for the walkways to
the unit.
4. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to adopt the agenda
with emergency items.
5. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve the fol-
lowing consent items:
A. Approval of Minutes
September 8, 2009
September 18, 2009
B. Principals Reports for Sep-
tember, 2009

C. Financial Statements for Sep-
tember, 2009
D. Budget Amendments De-
E. Bills and Payroll for Septem-.
ber, 2009.-
1. Item Deleted.
2. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve request
for permission for students to at-
tend Liberty County Adult School
and take the GED after comple-
tion of prescribed course of study.
3. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to approve 2009-
2010 Interinstitutional Articula-
tion Agreement Between Chipola
College and the Liberty County
School Board.
4. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Hayes and
carried unanimously to approve
correction in minutes of June 9,
2009 Stacey Sanders hired as
Paraprofessional II and it should
have been Paraprofessional I for
the 2009-2010 school year.
5. Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Reddick and carried.
unanimously to approve following
teachers to teach out-of-field for
2009-2010 school year:
WR. Tolar
Mary Catherine Davis MJ Math
2, MJ Intensive Math Gerald Tran-
quille MJ Math 1, MJ Math 2,
Math Grade 4 and Math Grade 5
Hosford School
Alfreda Lollie MJ Intensive
Reading Timothy Davis MJ
Comprehensive P.E.
Liberty County High School
Shelly Stafford Intensive Read-
ing Donnie Lee Coxwell Hope
P.E. Sharon Austin Graphic De-

sign Christy Bentley- Web Design
Kammy Mann Physical Science
Bruce Kombrinck Social Stud-
ies 6-8, Social Studies 9-12,
American Government, Algebra
2, Pre-Calculus Marion Presha -
MJ Intensive Reading, Intensive
Reading, Reading I, Reading 6-8,
Reading 9-12 Eric Willis Eng-
lish 1, 2, 3, 4, English 6-8, English
9-12 Hal Summers Math 6-8,
Math 9-12, MJ Physical Science,
MJ Earth Space Science, Integrat-
ed Science, Biology, Earth Space
Liberty Wilderness
Kim Truett Pre-Algebra, Alge-
bra II, Algebra IA, IB, Intensive
Math, MJ Intensive Math, MJ Math
I, II, III, Applied Math I, II, Geome-
try, Biology, Earth Space Science,
MS Science 1, 11, 111l, Physical Sci-
ence, Chemistry, Science ESE
6-8, Science ESE 9-12 Maggie
Strickland MS Language Arts I,
II, ll, English I, II, ll, IV Jackson
Pomeroy US History, American
History, Economics, World Ge-
ography, American Government,
World History, Elementary Social
Christopher Eby Math 1, 11, III,
IV, V, Physical Science, Math 6-8
ESE, Math 9-12 ESE, Math K-5
ESE, Biology, Earth Space Sci-
ence, MS Science I, 11, 111, Chem-
istry, Science ESE, Science K-5
ESE, Science 6-8 ESE, Science
9-12 ESE Katie O'Bryan Inten-
sive Language Arts, MS Language
Arts I, 11, 111, English Skills I, 11, III,
IV, English I, II, Ill, IV Jackson
Pomeroy US History, American
History, Economics, World Ge-
ography, American Government,

World History, Elementary Social
Studies, Social Studies ESE K-5,
Social Studies 6-8 ESE, Social
Studies 9-12 ESE Hope Wilkes
- MS Intensive Language Arts,
MS Language Arts I, Ii, III, Eng-
lish Skills 1, 11, III, IV, English 1, II,
III, IV, Language Arts K-5 ESE,
Language Arts 6-8 ESE, Biology,
Earth Space Science, MS Science
I, II, III, Physical Science, Chem-
istry I, Science K-5 ESE, Science
6-8 ESE, Science 9-12 ESE
Horizons School
Jerry Muza Biology I, Science
9-12 ESE, Math 9-12 ESE, MJ
Language Arts I, II, III, English
I, 2, 3, 4, English 9-12 ESE, MJ
US History, American History, MJ
World Geography, MJ Social Stud-
ies, World History, Social Studies
9-12 ESE
6. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve request
for permission to advertise chang-
es in the following School Board
Policies: .
School Board Policy 5.30 Stu-
dent Control (Corporal Punish-
ment Policy)
School Board Policy 5.32 Zero
Tolerance for School Related
School Board Policy 2.22 Board
School Board Policy 8.81 Food
Allergies Policy
School Board Policy 5.181
Homeless Students
School Board Policy 7.77 Inven-
tories and Property Records
7. Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve curricu-
lum "Wait Training" for grades 7-12
for the 2009-2010 school year.

8. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve Special
Policies and Procedures Manual
for 2009-2012.
9. Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve out-of-
state travel for Teresa Yancey
and Celeste Shuler for Behavior
Analyst Conference in Savannah,
10. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to accept bid
from Progressive Communica-
tions for Tolar Network.
11. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve Agree-
ment Between Mathematics Uni-
versity and Liberty County School
1. Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Jill Shuler and Joan
Hall to work with the Even Start
Program on an as-needed basis to
be paid from the Even Start Grant
for the 2009-2010 school year.
2. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation of Johanna Von Gel-
dern as teacher at Hosford School
beginning August 20, 2009.
3. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve recom-
mendation for Janna Hill to re-
ceive $500.00 supplement to be
paid from SEDNET (Web Page


Liberty Commission minutes

from Oct. 22 special meeting


Oct. 5 Bristol City Council regular meeting minutes

Official minutes from the
Oct. 5 regular meeting of
the Bristol City Council as
recorded by the city clerk

This meeting was called to order
by Chairman Brigham Shuler with
Council Members Mitch Willis,
Bobby Reddick, John Fairchild,
and Meiko Whitfield present. City
Clerk Robin Hatcher and Mayor
Betty Brantley were also present.
Attorney House was not in atten-
Opening Prayer was offered by
Michael Wahlquist. Shannon Phil-
lips led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Reddick moved to approve the
previous month's minutes, sec-
onded by Willis, all voted in fa-
vor. Willis moved to approve the
monthly bills for payment, second-
ed by Reddick, carried by all.
Justin Ford of Preble-Rish Engi-
neering presented the engineer-
ing report to the council.. He also
submitted Change Order #2 for
Joe Combs Electrical Contract
for WW Phase II Electrical Con-
nections of Grinder Pumps with a
net change in contract price of two
thousand five hundred fifty dollars
($ 2,550.00). Reddick moved to
approve this change order, sec-
onded by Fairchild, motion car-
ried unanimously.
Deputy Buddy Money presented
a Domestic Violence Awareness
Proclamation to the Council for
consideration. Fairchild moved
to approve the Domestic Violence
Awareness Proclamation pro-
claiming October 2009 as. Domes-
tic Violence Awareness Month,
seconded by Reddick, all voted in
favor. Deputy Money also request-

ed a $100 donation to help support
a Domestic Violence Awareness
Event that is being sponsored by
the Liberty County Sheriff's De-
partment and is to be held Octo-
ber 13th, 2009. Reddick moved
to donate $100.00 to the LCSD to
help support this event, seconded
by Willis, motion carried 4:1 with
Fairchild voting nay.
Randy Barfield, a concerned
citizen who lives in the City of
Bristol, expressed his concerns
over Florida Public Utility Com-
pany's announcement of another
proposed rate increase and the
council's present consideration of
a franchise renewal with FPUC.
Fairchild motioned to send a letter
from the Chairman to the Public
Service Commission requesting
that they not approve the pro-
posed rate increase, seconded by
Willis, carried by all.
Millie Smith of the United Way of
the Big Bend requested that the
Council approve payroll deduction
with no coercion for employees of
the City of Bristol who would like
to make a monthly donation to
the United Way of the Big Bend.
The council approved her request
by general consensus with the
Clerk's approval.
Kenneth Edwards contested
charges that he received fpr a
grinder pump replacement total-
ing $1421.06 stating that he was
not even aware that the City had
made repairs to his pump until af-
ter the repairs were made, he was
not notified of his options, and he
was not noticed that he would be
charged for the repairs prior to
the repairs being made. Willis

Minutes from the Oct. 21

special Council meeting

Official minutes from the Oct. 21 special meeting
of the Bristol City Council as recorded by the city clerk
Chairman Brigham Shuler called this meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
with Councilmen Mitch Willis and Bobby Reddick present. Clerk Hatch-
er, Mayor Brantley, and Attorney House were present. Councilmembers
John Fairchild and Meiko Whitfield were not present.
Opening prayer was offered by Willis. The Pledge of Allegiance was
led by Reddick.
Chairman Shuler updated the council on information he had received
from DBPR. Based upon this information, Willis moved to suspend
Larry Shuler without pay retroactive to the date DBPR notified the City
to cease issuing permits, performing inspections, or issuing Certificates
of Occupancy or Certificates of Completion citing the deficiency in Larry
Shuler's licensing status that does not allow him to perform his duties as
Building Official for the City of Bristol as he was contracted to do, and
to continue the suspension until such time as Larry Shuler becomes
properly licensed in the State of Florida to perform the duties of Building
Official/Building Code Administrator. Reddick seconded this motion, all
voted in favor.
The Council authorized Chairman Shuler to contact Dowling Parrish
to set up a meeting with the council to discuss his interest in serving
temporarily as Building Official for the City of Bristol and to discuss the
terms of such agreement if he is willing to serve temporarily in that ca-
There being no further business, Willis moved to adjourn, seconded
by Reddick, all voted in favor. Meeting adjourned at 6:11 p.m.

Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher

moved to waive the charges for
the grinder pump replacement for
Edwards, seconded by Whitfield,
passed unanimously.
The council further directed the
maintenance employees to tag or
record the serial number on each
pump that is pulled, and to retain
and tag, for evidence, a portion of
the grease, wipes, foreign objectss.
found inside the pump believed to
be responsible for the malfunc-
tion of the pump, and to notify the
property owner of their options in
repairing the pump and potential
cost of same prior to making major
grinder pump repairs at a service
Public Works Maintenance Su-
pervisor Shannon Phillips up-
dated the Council on his sewer
connections progress to date. He
informed the council that he was
short 6 grinder pumps due to the
malfunctioning of a number of the
Delta pumps that have resulted in
motors burning up requiring re-
placement of the pumps.
The council reviewed quotes
*Gilbert Pump & Mechanical for
a modified "hang & bang" style
for $1240.00 each and for a Delta
pump identical to the WW Phase
II pumps we currently have for
$975.00 each;
*and from J.H. Wright & Associ-
ates for E-One Grinder Pumps
that are pressure switch operated
for $1675.00 each, that are float
operated for $1450.00 each, and
float operated using our existing
control panel which will void the
pump warranty if the pump fails
due to improper function of the
control panel for $1150.00 each.
The council by general con-
sensus authorized the purchase
of 6 E-One Grinder Pumps that
are pressure switch operated for
$1650.00 each.
Phillips also requested approval
to lease a mini-excavator for a
maximum of 2 days to complete
the Phase II sewer connections.
The council refused his request
instructing him to use the ditch
witch as much as possible and to
utilize inmate labor to dig anything
that the ditch witch is not capable
of handling.
Phillips made the council aware
of the need to purchase a tank
and pump to be used to pump
down grinder pumps at residenc-
es/businesses in the event of an
extended electrical outage as well
as for pumping them down when
making repairs or when the pump
is malfunctioning.
Chairman Shuler directed Phil-
lips to-obtain quotes for a tank
and pump to be considered at the
next regular meeting of the City
Council. Phillips also informed
the council the PTO shaft broke
again on the tractor after only a
few days of use. The council di-
rected him to take the tractor back
to Massey Ferguson the following
day to have repairs made per the
warranty agreement.

Oct. 27 Bristol City Council special meeting

Official minutes from the
Oct. 27 special meeting of
the Bristol City Council as
recorded by the city clerk

Chairman Brigham Shuler called
this meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
with Councilmembers Bobby Red-
dick and John Fairchild present.
Clerk Hatcher was also present.
Councilmembers-Meiko Whitfield
and Mitch Willis, Mayor Brantley,
and Attorney House were absent.
Chairman Shuler offered the

opening prayer. Fairchild led the
Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Shuler led a discus-
sion with Dowling Parrish, Build-
ing Code Administrator, to deter-
mine what terms he would require
for the City to temporarily retain
him as Building Official for the City
of Bristol.
After some discussion and upon
the approval of Parrish, Reddick
motioned to pay Parrish $200.00
per month plus mileage at $ .445
per mile to serve temporarily as

Building Official for the City of
Bristol, with Parrish acting as an
independent contractor, not a
hired employee of the City of Bris-
tol. Fairchild seconded this mo-
tion, all voted in favor.
There being no further business,
Fairchild moved to adjourn, sec-
onded by Reddick, all voted in
Meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher

Operator Wahlquist submit-
ted a quote from Gilbert Pump &
Mechanical for repairing the bar
screen at the wastewater plant for
$13,498.77. Wahlquist indicated
that this was a sole source quote,
noting that he had attempted, but
could not find anyone else willing
to repair it. The council approved
the bar screen repairs by general
On a motion by Whitfield, sec-
ond by Fairchild, and approval
of all, the council authorized the
engineer to prepare an advertise-
ment for proposals for the neces-
sary elevated tank repairs per DEP
requirements based upon the tank
inspection report that was recently

By general consensus, the coun-
cil approved a $50.00 sponsorship
block in The Journal for the full
color pull out keepsake section of
LCHS's Homecoming 2009.
Fairchild motioned to have Clerk
Hatcher skip the Certified Mu-
nicipal Clerk Educational Training'
Academy this year and reconsider
her participation in the program
next year, seconded by Reddick,
all voted in favor.
There being no further business,
Fairchild moved to adjourn, sec-
onded by Reddick,, all voted in
favor. Meeting adjourned at 8:08

Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher

Oct. 14 Bristol City Council

emergency meeting minutes

Official minutes from the Oct. 14 emergency meeting
of the Bristol City Council as recorded by the city clerk
This meeting was called to order by Chairman Brigham Shuler with
Councilmembers Mitch Willis, Bobby Reddick, John Fairchild, and
Meiko Whitfield present. Clerk Hatcher and Attorney House were also
present. Mayor Betty Brantley was not in attendance. Willis offered the
opening prayer. Chairman Shuler led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Chairman Shuler led a discussion regarding a deficiency in the City
of Bristol's Building Department per information Clerk Hatcher received
from the Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR).
According to DBPR, Larry Shuler does not possess appropriate licens-
ing in the State of Florida to allow him to act as a building official. He
does possess a limited inspector license which will allow him to inspect a
structure only, but only under a licensed building official, and he may not
inspect electrical, plumbing, a/c, etc. with his limited inspector licensing
status, only the structure itself. DBPR further mandated that the City of
Bristol not issue any building permits, perform any inspections, or issue
Certificates of Occupancy or Certificates of Completion prior to the City
retaining a licensed building official.
Chairman Shuler indicated that he would contact Erin Cameron with
DBPR Investigations and request a written explanation of her findings
and mandates. Attorney House suggested that he follow his conversa-
tion with Cameron with written correspondence.
Clerk Hatcher requested that the Council approve the following individ-
uals to serve on the City of Bristol 2009 Election Board: Sarah Brown,
Christina Mims, Reba Summers, Becky Nobles, Ralph Willis, and Anne
Lathem, and alternate board member Vonice Dyar. Councilwoman
Whitfield moved to approve the 2009 Election Board as proposed by
Clerk Hatcher, seconded by Fairchild, approved by all.
There being no further business, Fairchild moved to adjourn, sec-
onded by Willis, all voted in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher


Design and Maintenance). (Hav-
ing a person to create and main-
tain the web page is a requirement
of this grant.)

1. Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve Learning
for Life Grant Application.
2. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to approve Stipula-
tion Agreements.

Motion was made by Roger Red-
dick, seconded by and carried
unanimously to remove the School
Board Attorney contract item from
the table. Superintendent Sum-
mers said she had no recommen-
dation at this time.

Gay Lewis updated the Board
on the Data Analysis District and
Strategic Plan.


Discussion about possibility of
getting concrete poured by the
lunchroom and the gym. Also dis-
cussed possibility of getting mill-
ing for the road behind the high

After much discussion, it was
decided to have a manifestation
determination meeting after which
time the parents would notify the
Superintendent of their decision to
either go forward with the expul-
sion or to accept the Stipulation

13. Motion was made by Hayes,
seconded by Kever and carried
unanimously to adjourn the meet-



LARRY L. SHULER, the holder of
the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed
are as follows:

Certificate No.: 57
Year of Issuance: 2002

Description of Property: Com-
mence at the Northwest Cor-
ner of SE /4 SE 14 of Section
28, Township 2 South, Range
8 West; thence North 5 chains;
West 5 chains, or to just West of
Public Road leading from Estif-
fanulga to Equalofic Bridge at iron
thence run North 24 yards; West
24 yards, to Section Corner of
the Colored School House lot of
THENCE RUN west 98 yards;
thence North 98 yards; thence
East 98 yards; thence South 98
O.R. BOOK 10, PAGE 355.

Name is which assessed: The
Estate of Charity Kenner, The Es-
tate of Victoria Ash, The Estate
of Lavonia Barber, The Estate of
Rosetta McDonald, and Raymond

Said property being in the County
of Liberty, State of Florida.

III UI Inhe iir at.ifLirni. zniL h

redeemed according to
property described in
tificate shall be sold to
est bidder at the front do
Liberty County Courthou
23rd day of November, 2
a.m. (EST).

Dated this 16th day of

Robert Hill, Clerk of
Kathleen E. Brown, Dep

PROJECT # 205.1


The Bristol City Counc
ceive sealed bids from
fied person, company or
tion interested in construe
following project:


Plans and specification
obtained at Preble-Ri
20684 Central Aveni
Blountstown, FL 3242
674-3300. The bid mus
to Section 287.133(3) Fli
utes, on public entity crir

Completion date for th
will be 90 days from t
the Notice to Proceed
to the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for
complete the project on
fled date will be set at $1

Please indicate on the
that this is a sealed bic
number and what the bic
D; I. .,;11 L^ A A:, ^

December 7, 2009 at Bristol City
Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G. Weav-
er Street, P.O. Box 207, Bristol,
Florida 32321, and will be opened
and read aloud on December 7,
2009, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Stan-
dard Time. The Board reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.

Cost for Plans and Specifications
will be $ 25.00 per set and is non-
refundable. Checks should be
made payable to PREBLE-RISH,

The City of Bristol is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and 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 judgment will be
in the best interest of the City of

If you have any questions, please
call Justin Ford at (850) 674-

DICTION .1.0-o9


s,,, ue The Liberty County, Florida (the
law the "County") hereby provides notice,
such cer- pursuant to section 197.3632(3)
the high- (a); Florida Statutes, of its intent
oor of the to use the uniform method of col-
ise on the lecting non-ad valorem special as-
2009 at 11 sessments to be levied within the
unincorporated area of the Coun-
ty, for the cost of providing solid
October, waste services commencing for
the Fiscal Year beginning on Oc-
tober 1, 2010 and continuing until
Court discontinued by the County. The
cuty Clerk County will consider the adoption
of a resolution electing to use the
10-21 T 11-11-09 uniform method of collecting such
assessments authorized by sec-
tion 197.3632, Florida Statutes,
at a public hearing to be held at
=PAIRS 7:00 p.m. on December 8, 2009 at
022 the 2nd Floor Courtroom, Liberty
County Courthouse, 10818 NW
EIVE SR 20, Bristol, Florida. Such res-
olution will state the need for the
i l will re- levy and will contain a legal de-
re scription of the boundaries of the
any qual- real property subject to the levy.
r corpora- Copies of the proposed form of
acting the resolution, which contains the le-
gal description of the real property
subject to the levy, are on file at
-PAIRS the County Clerk, 10818 NW SR
20, Bristol, Florida. All interested
s can be persons are invited to attend.
sh, Inc.,
ue East, In the event any person decides to
24, (850) appeal any decision by the County
t conform with respect to any matter relating
orida Stat- to the consideration of the resolu-
mes. tion at the above-referenced public
hearing, a record of the proceed-
is project ing may be needed and in such an
he date of event, such person may need to
presented ensure that a verbatim record of
the public hearing is made, which
record includes the testimony and
failure to evidence on which the appeal is to
the speci- be based. In accordance with the
00.00 per Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accom-
modation or an interpreter to par-
envelope ticipate in this proceeding should
d, the bid contact the County Clerk at (850)
d is for. 643-2215, three (3) days prior to
the date of the hearing.

sLIUS Will UIe receIVe/U Unil : .UU
p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on

DATED this 11th day of November

By Order of:

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BRISTOL Alda Raye Webb Dobbins Cham-
bers, "Cooter", 73, joined her Lord Jesus Christ
early Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 surrounded by four of
her six loving children at her home in Bristol. She
was born Nov. 1, 1935 in Coffeeville, AL. She at-
tended college for English Literature. She worked
a variety of jobs to help support her family, includ-
ing beautician, head model, meat processor, teacher
and hostess. However, her most cherished job was
being a wife, mother and Nana. She loved a good
laugh, fishing and crabbing, crocheting, going to
yard sales, playing Tetris, gardening, and yelling
"Bingo!" She could spin a tale like no other, keep-
ing her children, grandchildren, and neighbor chil-
dren entertained for hours. Her passing fills us with
a great sadness and heavy hearts, but we are blessed
to have held her in our arms,.to have known her and
to have loved her as our own. She was an amaz-
ing mother and friend, and will be forever missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace
and Charlie Webb; a sister, Patsy Koptis; a brother,
Peter Webb and husbands E.J. Dobbins and James
Chambers, II.
She is survived by her children, Steve Dobbins
and his wife, Debbie of Fayetteville, NC, Angela
Revell and her husband, Danny, April Fraiser and
her husband Terry, Trel Chambers-Revell and her
husband, Gar and James Chambers, III, all of Bris-
tol; a daughter, Julie Chambers of Lakeland; three
sisters, A.V. Parden and her, husband, William of
Senimmes, AL; Henrietta Germany of Gautier, MS
and Laura Webb of Slidell, LA; grandchildren, Ja-
mie and his wife, Jenny, Karen and her fiance, Tony,
Josh, Kellie, Joseph, Sami and her fiance, Alex,
Seth, Aimee, Adam, Cole, T.J., Mathew, Millie and
10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, Oct. 30 at Bevis Fu-
neral Home with her nephew Ronnie Koptis officiat-
ing. Another small service was held'Monday, Nov.
2 at Wells Funeral Home in Plant City. Interment
followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Plant City.
Bevis Funeral Home was in charge of the ar-
BRISTOL-Robert Fulton Walden, 87, of Bristol,
passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 in Panama City.
A native and lifelong resident of Liberty County, he
was a retired welder for Reichhold Chemical, Inc.
He served eight years on the Liberty County School
Board and was a veteran of World War II, serving in
the U. S. Navy. He was a member of Bristol Church of
God and he loved gardening and sold vegetables and
fruit to his many friends and neighbors. He was pre-
ceded in death by his parents, Newt and Ruth Walden;
his wife, Ruby Walden; a brother, George Walden and
sisters, Jackie Waddell, Annie Ruth Hopkins and Su-
zie Mayo.
Survivors include two sons, Tony G. Walden of
Bristol and Billy Ray Walden and his wife, Linda of
Appling, GA; a brother, Clyde Gainey of Bristol; a
sister, Doris Guess of Gulf Breeze and a grandchild,
Justin Robert Walden.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12
at the Bristol Church of God with Virgil Mayo and
Reverend Terry Blackburn officiating. Interment
will follow at Mitchem Cemetery with full military
honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Newt Walden,
Jimmy Waddell, Mike Gainey, Hoyle Joyner, Steven
Foster, Johnny Franklin, Roger Causseaux and Tom-
my Duggar. The family will receive friends from 4-6
p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Adams Funeral Home
in Bristol.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrange-

GADSDEN Herley Kever, 83, of Gadsden Coun-
ty passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. He was born
. March 21, 1926. He was a native of Liberty County
and a lifelong resident of Gasden County. He was a
member of the Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Rowan Kever;
three children, Elvin Kever. and his wife, Elaina of
Tallahassee, Don Kever and his wife, Sue of Gulf
Breeze and Debbie Ann Crosby of Greensboro; five
grandchildren, Wesley Kever and his wife Kelly of At-
lanta, GA, Wyndi Kever of Tallahassee, Josh Kever of
Gulf Breeze, Heather Crosby of Tallahassee and Frank
DuBuy and his wife Michelle of Tallahassee and three
great-grandchildren, Brycen, Ansley and Shelby.
Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 6 at Prov-
idence Community. Interment followed at Providence
Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to Providence Baptist Church Cemetery
Fund at 1612 Providence Road, Quincy, FL 32351.
Bevis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange-

PORT ST. LUCIE Raymond "Georgie" Holley,
38, of Port St. Lucie, passed away Friday, Oct. 23,
2009 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort
Pierce from injuries sustained in an automobile acci-
dent. He was born in Stuart and was a lifelong resident
of Port St. Lucie. He worked as a computer 'tech for
CIW Computers for 13 years in Stuart.
Survivors include his wife and owner of Kids King-
dom, Melissa Holley; a daughter, Brittany Marie Hol-
ley; a son, Dalton Jessie Holley, all of Blountstown;
two brothers, Timothy Holley of Jensen Beach and
Raymond Holley of West Palm Beach; a sister, Cherie
Cromer of Stuart; and his mother, Arleene Stone.
Services were held Oct. 31 at the Aycock Funeral
Home in Stuart. The First Baptist Church of Blount-
stown has set up a fund for anyone wishing to make a
love offering to help with funeral expenses and medi-
cal bills. Send your gift to First Baptist Church, 16693
SE Pear Street, Blountstown, FL 32424. Designate it
for the Ray/Melissa Holley Love Offering.

ALTHA-Marcus Dale Whiddon, 25, of Altha,
passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at Bay Medical Cen-
ter. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was own-
er and operator of Gulf Coast Construction, as well as
an instructor for Gulf Coast Motorcycle Training. He
was a member of S.K.A. and IFA Redfish. He loved
being a father to his child, which was his greatest joy,
and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathy L.
Whiddon and his grandfather, Clyde Johnson.
Survivors include his wife, Cassie Bates Whiddon;
a son, Triton Whiddon, of Altha; father, Edward Dale
Whiddon, of Vernon; maternal grandparents, Eugene
and Ann Maule, of Vernon; paternal grandparents Ed
and Carolyn Whiddon, of Holt; an uncle, James and his
wife, Rhonda Whiddon, of Holt; an aunt, Jo Ann Perry,
of Holt; surrogate parents Jake and Wendy Fulmer, of
Jacksonville and their son, Noah Fulmer.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 9 at Poplar Head
Baptist Church with Reverend Phillip Williams and
Reverend Allan Nichols officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Green Hill Cemetery in Troy, AL. Flowers
will be gratefully declined. However, memorial contri-
butions can be made to Calhoun Liberty Credit Union
in Blountstown in the account of Triton Whiddon.
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of the

BRISTOL-Henry Hudson Kever, 72, of Bristol, passed away Satur-
day, Nov. 7, 2009 at his home. He was born on Jan. 11, 1937 in Liberty
County and lived here all of his life. He was a retired minister and
carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Davis Kever and Hector
Kever, and a sister, Leola Kever.
Survivors include five daughters, Edna Theresa Tharpe and her
husband, Richard of Bristol, Lisa Louise Goodwin and her husband,
John, Holly Leann Brown and her husband, James and Christia Faith
Kever, all of Blountstown, and Lillie Powell and her husband, Charles
of Greensboro; four sisters, Emily Revells and her husband, Sam of
Quincy, Jeannette Collins and Veatrice Proctor, both of Greensboro
and Dollene McDougald and her husband, Bert of Blountstown; eight
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and neph-
Services were held Monday, Nov. 9 at Lake Mystic Baptist Church
in Bristol with Reverend Ryan McDougald officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at the Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrange-


for your comfort,
needs & concerns.

James C. (Rusty) Black Jack W. Weiler
Owner & Manager Lic. Funeral Director


Funeral Home
211 E. Jefferson St., Quincy
(850) 875-1529


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Funeral Services with Dignity,
Caring and Professionalism.
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A Hometown Funeral Director
You Can Trust and Depend On!
Telephone (850) 674-2266

MARIANNA Wilber Alonza Williams, 93, of Marianna passed
away Tuesday Nov. 3, 2009 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident
of this area. He was a dump truck driver for Baxter's Asphalt till the
age of 80 and was a member of the CC Camp. He was said to be a hard
worker. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.
He was preceded in death by one son, Eugene Williams, one daugh-
ter Verna Lou Mathis, one great-granddaughter, Linda Williams and
four brothers, Leon, Raymond, Jack and Burdette.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 69 years ,Hazel
Coley Williams of Marianna; three sofis, Edward Williams and his wife,
Janet, Carl Williams and his wife, Violet, all of Altha and Tommy Wil-
liams of Marianna; one daughter-in-law Judy Williams of Altha; 17
grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren;
one brother, Charles Williams of Ooletewah, TN, three sisters Ruby
Willerson, of Ooletewah, TN, Christine Fowler, of Panama City, Verna
Mae Mims, of Palatka; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and ex-
tended family.
Services were held Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Altha Church of God
with Reverend Allan Nichols officiating. Interment followed in Sims
Hall Funeral Home in Altha was in charge of the arrangements.

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Mum's the word in fall color for tl

by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County
The local garden centers are
brimming with colorful baskets of
potted chrysanthemums, or mums.
This popular fall plant is a staple
on holiday tables, near doorsteps
and in fall seasonal bouquets. Al-
though native to China and Japan,
mums have become an American
symbol of fall. Their popularity
is due, in part, to the wide range
of available colors, flower forms,
and flower sizes.
When purchasing garden
mums, select top-quality plants.
Select varieties that will bloom
early, in the middle and late in the
season. It's best to purchase your
mums when they have tight flower
buds. The flower buds should be
just open enough to see a little
color so you know what you are
buying. Avoid buying plants
where the flowers are fully open,
this indicates that they will soon
be past their peak, and will shortly
Once they have served their pur-
pose as a potted plant, think about
adding them to your landscape.
You can create a big splash of

color with
only a few
Mums also
mix well
with other
As with
any plant,
mums .m s
perform *'
best when
planted in
the right i
They will
grow and -
flower best
if planted
in full to
partial sun.
Six hours of
direct sun is
ideal. They
grow best
in well-
drained soil
that has
been amended with organic mate-
rial such as compost or shredded
pine bark.
Space the plants approximately
two feet apart. Put them too close
and the results will be leggy, up-

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right growth. If your mum is pot
bound, be sure to spread out the
roots before planting. Water them
in well and mulch with a 1-inch
layer of pine bark, pine straw or a
similar material.


shrubs need

less water
University of Florida research
shows that landscape shrubs need
much less waterto establishhealthy
roots than you might expect.
"We finally have our irrigation
recommendations for establishing
shrubs backed up with science.
We need less irrigation than
many people think," said Ed
Gilman, a UF Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences
environmental horticulture
professor who led the study.
The six-year study's
objective was to determine how
best to irrigate shrubs during
"establishment" --the 20- to 28-
week period when shrubs' roots
grow until the plant can survive
without irrigation.
The research examined
irrigation frequency and volume
on the quality, survival and growth
rates of three-gallon, container-
grown shrubs. Plants were
examined in Fort Lauderdale,
Balm, Apopka and Citra, locations
that span three water management
districts in Florida and have
varied growing conditions.
Some of the state's most
popular ornamental shrubs were
evaluated, including both native
and non-native species, such as
yaupon holly and gardenia.
"One of the results that we
noted was that there are no
differences between native and
non-native species for amount of
water required for establishment,
"Gilman said. "This often surprises
people, but it emphasizes that the
Florida-friendly principle -- right
plant, right place -- is worth

since it will increase t
disease. Also do not
at the base of the pla
increase your change
To keep plants d

he holidays
Since many gardeners will simply re-
fall typi- place their mums each year. New
cally is a mums can be grown either by tak-
dry period, ing cuttings or by dividing and re-
be aware planting new shoots. They tend to
that lack be very easy to root.
of water To maintain their compact, full
on garden form, be sure to pinch or prune
mums de- frequently. Prune lightly from late
lays flower- spring through mid-August. Also
ing, slows be sure to deadhead mums by re-
or stops moving the spent flower blooms.
growth, and To make garden mums flow-
increases er year after year, keep the soil
susceptibil- moist (not wet) through the win-
ity to pest ter, prune lightly several times
pressures. between March and June next
Proper year, continue mulching efforts,
moisture maintain good insect and disease
leads to a management strategies and lightly
very suc- fertilize next spring with a slow-
cessful gar- release fertilizer.
den mum Remember that mums have
crop. Do been bred extensively and nurs-
try to avoid series have fine-tuned their tech-
overhead niques for making them bloom
irrigation when we want to buy them. You
however, will find that many bloom in the
he chance of landscape earlier or later in years
soak mums following the season you planted
nt; this will them.

of stem rot

disease free,

The plants will bloom accord-
ing to natural daylength condi-
tions next year.


Laan Bontrager,

Monica Bontrager, DMD

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



Aluminum storm door, 36 inch 1993 Ford Ranger XLT, $1,500 firm.
wide, $20. Call 674-1637. 11-11,11-18 Call 674-1637. 11-11,11-18




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Will buy

S 10 to

1,000 acres





Call (850)


or (850)



Harley Davidson helmet, men's
size Lg, paid $200, asking $75. Call
643-5011. 11-11,11-18

Sectional sofa with built-in queen
size pullout bed, and two built-in re-
cliners, $500. Call 209-8784.

Wooden twin bed with mattress,
$40; Bistro type table with two bar
stools, foldable, $25; two pair of
navy blue BDU pants, size x-small,
$60 for both, never worn; Rocky
women's Alpha Force black boots,
size 7 1/2 never worn, paid $75,
asking $60. Call 643-7705.

le Queen size mattress and box
springs, $35; chair and other furni-
ture, best offer. Call 674-3264.
1- 11-1111-18
Bowflex home gym, in good condi-
tion. Call 299-6394. 11-11,11-18
is Paper shredder, used twice, $75.
Call 762-3388. 11-4,11-11

n Dinette 7 piece, six chairs and ta-
ble with drop leaf, hunter green and
wood. Paid $650, asking $125. Call
778-0260. 11-4,11-11

Amana dryer, runs good, $75. Call
643-5531. 11-4,11-11

Exercise bike, good condition, $30.
Call 294-6002. UFN


Whirlpool microwave, new, hood
vent and lights for over stove range.
Paid $300, asking $200; older mod-
el dishwasher, built-in, works good,
$40 OBO. Call 674-5337, leave
message. 11-11.11-18

Roper refrigerator, like new, $250;
electric stove, $50. Call 643-5957.


2002 Chrysler Concorde LX,
4-door, gold, AC, PS, PB, TW, pow-
er seats and windows, security lock,
CD player, very low miles 36,921,
excellent condition, this is an estate
sale. Call 674-4473 or 674-5156.
' 11-11, 11-18

1990 Cadillac Deville Sedan, good
condition, looks good and drives
good, $2,500. Call 762-3653.

1967 Mustang, 289 motor, C4 auto-
matic transmission, runs good. Call
272-6345. 11-4,11-11

2001 Ford Focus LX Sedan. 4-door,
good condition, very clean, cold air,
red in color, 40 mpg, $3,000; 2000
Kia Sophia, under 100K miles, cold
air, good car, $1,500 OBO. Call
778-0260. 11-4, 11-11

1973 Jeep CJ5, $2,500. Call 674-
1978 or 209-9705. 11-11,11-18
1998 Chevy long wheel base
truck, all new tires, in good running
shape, $750. Call 674-4554.
1987 Suz Samurai JLX 4x4 mini-
Jeep, nice condition, runs good,
been lifted, lots of custom work,
great hunting vehicle, $3,500 OBO.
Call 762-8726. 11-11, 11-18
1988 Ford Bronco 4-wheel drive,
full size, runs good, needs radiator,
$1,500. Call 272-6345. 11-4,11-11
1992 Ford Explorer 4WD Eddie
Bauer Edition, power windows,
power locks, leather, sun roof, great
working condition, asking $2,500.
Serious inquiries only please call
674-2434. 11-4,11-11


V-6 Chevy starter, brand new, nev-
er used, $75. Call 674-1637. 11-11,

Four Cooper tires, 245-70-17,
35,000 miles, $100 for all. Call 674-
5337, leave message. 11-11. 11-18

1994 Chevy truck rear end, recent-
ly rebuilt. Call 508-3664. 11-4, 11-11

Diamond plated tool box for small
truck, $50. Call 643-2469 or 674-
1372. 11 4,11-11



2008 110 4-wheeler, front and rear
racks, excellent condition, less than
10 hours riding time, $600. Call
674-2469. 11-11, 11-18

2004 Yamaha Bruin 350, automat-
ic, very low hours, excellent condi-
tion, $2,000. Call 643-1402.
11-11, 11-18


1989 14x66 Liberty mobile home,
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, $7,500. Call
442-6183. 11-11,11-18

1.1 acres in Telogia with electric,
well and septic tank, $12,000. Call
379-8044. 11-4,11-11
One acre on Ashley Shiver Road,
five miles S. of Altha, $20,000 firm,
prime property; Approximately 1/2
acre on Black Bottom Road, four
miles S. of Altha, $10,000 firm. Se-
rious inquires only. Call 674-7138.
10-21 thru 11-11
Big lot on Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.

Trailer pull behind car, 3 ft. 4 in.
wide x 4 ft. long, $60. Call 674-1637.

Craftsman wood plainer, like
new $200; pressure washer, $100;
air compressor, $50; home-made
bench grinder, $20. Call 674-1637.

150 gallon steel water trough w/
automatic waterer; large cattle feed
trough; barbed wire; 1 roll quarter
inch electric hot wire, 656 ft.; white
rope brand new still in plastic. Call
299-6394. 11-11,11-18.

200 gallon upright propane tank
w/regulator and copper tubing,
$100. Call 643-2469 or 674-1372.

Howse 5 ft. bush hog, good con-
dition, $400. Call 762-2747.

55-gallon steel drums with lids,
25, $10 each, excellent storage.
Call 592-5780. 10-21 thru n11-11


Horse trailer, holds 2 horses, two
axle, saddle compartment, hay room
or dressing room in front, as is $700;
single axle trailer, rigged up to haul
two motorcycles with tailgate, as is
$700; flatbed trailer, two axles, 16 ft.
long with loading ramp, as is $700.
Call (850) 878-9019. 11-11, 11-18

Rabbit with cage, $25; goat for
$50. Contact Heather or Mitch at
643-5886 or 643-2336. 11-1, 11-18
Boston Terrier puppy for sale, fe-
male, 3 months old, shots, Advan-
tage flea control, black and white,
very cute and friendly, needs loving
home, $100. Call 688-6593.
11-11, 11-18

Golden Retriever, fema
proximately 1 year old, hac
spayed, free to a good horr
379-8176. 1
Free to a good home: Thre
breed puppies, oapproxima
weeks old, they have had 1s
Call 643-4559 or 447-1803.

le, ap-
d shots,

he. Call
1-11, 11-18 ''
ee small
itely 12
st shots.
11-4,11-11 ,

American Pit Bull Terrier, red nose,
5 weeks old, parents on premises,
$100. Call 762-8844. 11-4,11-11
Red Nose Pit, female, 4 to 5 years
old, $75 080. Call 718-6580.
Free kittens: 8 weeks old, 3 boys
and 5 girls, weened and litter-box
trained, 5 (black with white chest
and feet) 3 (gray/brown stripes with
white chest and feet). Call Debbie,
daytime at 643-2247 or evenings at
524-1372. 11-4,11-11

A,- through the


'159 Queen Pillow-
Top Mattress Set. un-
used in sealed plastic
w/ warranty. 222-9879.
Delivery avail.

100': LEATHER sofa
& love. No vinyl. Nev-
er used. Still in crates.
List, 12749. Asking
'675. 425-8374, can

3pc King pillowtop
matt set. Brand new in
wrapper '295. Can de-
liver. 222-7783

5 piece bdrm set.
Brand NEW in boxes.
1449. Can delivery

RY solid wood sleigh
bed & mattress. NEW.
'369. 222-9879



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




Week of
Nov. 15,- Nov. 21
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Your frustration may reach
a boiling point this week, Aries.
You need to find an outlet
or you may just explode.
Find something relaxing
and do it in spades.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
A sudden blast of inspiration gets
you through some tough times this
week, Taurus. The creative juices
get flowing and you produce
everything you need to get done.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Confrontations may be unpleasant,
Gemini, but sometimes they
are necessary. Just make sure
you are diplomatic and logical
in your approach or it could
backfire on you.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Although you may prefer to be
silent this week on a certain
matter, Cancer, once you get
started voicing your opinion
it can be hard to stop.
Try not to say too much.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
This week you will learn that
you can be content with fewer
material things than you thought.
That's because money is tight and
you can't succumb to every whim.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Every day can't be a happy day,
Virgo, and there are some bumpy
ones along the way this week.
Use this opportunity to learn
from the bad day experiences.
LIBRA- Sept 23/Oct 23
Right now it could seem
challenging to find a positive
outcome in your love life, Libra.
But just stick with what you're
doing and you just may be
pleasantly surprised later on.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You may need to put on a
suit of armor this week,
Scorpio, because your friends
may be unnecessarily brutal
toward you for no apparent
reason. Avoid fighting back.
This week you're pretty tired
from all of your hard work
through the months, Sagittarius.
You're tempted to just throw in
the towel for a while. That's not
the thing to do right now.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
You have high hopes around an
upcoming adventure, Capricorn.
Just don't let your self-confidence
waver or the plans could fall
through. Let go of your fears.

AQUARIUS -Jan 21/Feb 18
If you were expecting some help
from a friend or family member,
Aquarius, you may not like the
reality that he or she won't follow
through. It's all up to you.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
You are a few more steps
closer to your dream, Pisces.
That's enough for now to
keep you moving forward.
Anything is possible.
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Danny DeVito, Actor (65)
Owell Wilson, Actor (41)
Meg Ryan, Actress (48)
Cody Linley, Actor (20)
Goldie Ilawn, Actress (64)


FOUND: Three dogs, two male
Shepherd mix and other Walker mix,
friendly, beautiful dogs, found starv-
ing, need good horrne. Found on
Dempsy Barron Rd. on prison road.
Call 643-8800 or 643-2626.
11-4, 11-11


GEtelephoneanswering machine.
Call 674-8570 leave message.
11-11, 11-18

Want to buy Chiffrobe. Call 674-
5026. 11-4,11-11

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


2000 Travel Supreme 5th wheel
34 ft., excellent condition, $18,500.
Call 442-6183. 11-11,11-18

2007 26' Conquest camper, sleeps
six, in good shape, pull behind, ask-
ing payoff of $15,000. Call 556-8784
or 379-8561. 11-4, 11-11


12 ft. aluminum boat, 8 Hp. Ya-
maha and trailer, $1,000. Call 447-
1380. 11-4,11-11

22' Angler boat, walk about, cabin,
toilet, built-in cooler, aerator, Bimini
top, 225 Johnson V6 and dual axle
Continental Float on trailer with
new tires, new bearings and hubs,
$6,000 OBO. Call 778-0260.

11-4, 11-11

We provide rentals for
birthday parties, school /
functions, church events,
team celebrations, family
reunions, corporate
gatherings & more! Lee Brmw

S80 (850)643-6488

14' Bracewell boat, 20 Hp Mariner
electric start, new battery, trailer,
trolling motor, excellent condition,
$3,500. Call 643-4268 or 508-4650,
leave message if no answer. 114,11-n

Ruger Mark II, 280 bolt action rifle
with 4x16x40 scope, $450. Call
762-8785. 1-1,11-18

Browning Bow w/case, arrows and
a release. Call (850) 508-0529.

Ammo reloading supplies, 45 cal.
and 3030 cal. casings and primer.
Call 674-6242. 11-11,11-18

Browning A-bolt .270 WSM Rifle,
3.5x10.50 Leupold scope VX-L, with
Browning Horsehair sling and a box
of bullets, $1,300 OBO. Call (850)
509-1213. 11-4, 11-11

Zeiss scope, 3.5x10x44, excellent
condition, $350. Call 379-8410.
11-4 11-11

Saturday, Nov. 14 beginning at 7
a.m. (CT) located at 17391 NW 11th
Street in Blountstown in parking lot.
Clothes, shoes, kitchen appliances,
housewares, Christmas decora-
tions, hunting items, four wheels
for a Jeep $75, home decor, cook
books, chest of drawers and more.
Call 643-6009.

White English

Bulldog, Male,

S 9 3 years of age.



DAILY and is

in the process

of heartworm

Last seen Monday,
Oct. 12, 2009

Logan Road, Hamilton

Springs Road in Altha

For information leading to his safe return

and the arrest, prosecution and conviction

of the persons) responsible.

Call local or collect (850) 762-8596



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Wild hog carcasses can transmit diseases

Hog hunters warned to take care

when handling harvested animals

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) is reminding hunters to
take precautions when dressing
and handling harvested wild
Wild hogs, though not
originally native to Florida,
are now found within all 67
counties, and like any wild
animal, can carry parasites and
other diseases some of which
can be transmitted to people.
One such disease for hunters
to be concerned with is swine
The FWC is advising
hunters handling wild hog
carcasses to take precautions
to protect themselves from
exposure to brucellosis and
other diseases.
For instance, avoid eating,
drinking or using tobacco when
field-dressing or handling
carcasses, and use latex or
rubber gloves when handling
the carcass or raw meat. Also,
avoid direct contact with
blood, reproductive organs
and fecal matter. Wearing long

sleeves, eye protection and
covering any scratches, open
wounds or lesions will help
provide protection. Another
precaution is to clean.and
disinfect knives, cleaning area,
clothing and any other exposed
surfaces when finished, and
wash hands frequently with
soap and water.
When cooking wild hog, as
with any wild game, care in
handling is an important part
of disease prevention.
Raw meat should be
handled with gloves and
contact surfaces and utensils
thoroughly cleaned. The meat
should be cooked thoroughly to

170 degrees. Swine brucellosis
is not transmitted through
properly cooked meat.
"Hunters shouldn't be
overly concerned with swine
brucellosis, but they should
practice these good-hygiene,
safety precautions when field-
dressing wild hogs," FWC.
wildlife veterinarian Mark
Cunningham said.
Brucellosis in people is
called undulant fever and could
be transmitted if a hunter cuts
himself while field-dressing
a wild hog and is exposed to
the animal's blood or bodily
. fluids.
Symptoms may include a
recurrent fever, chills, night
sweats, weakness, headaches,.
back pain, swollen joints, loss
of appetite and weight loss.
Hunters who exhibit these
symptoms or may have been
Exposed should contact
a physician. Contact your
county health department for
further information about
swine brucellosis.

New boating safety laws in effect

New laws aimed at boating
safety and protecting natural
resources are in effect. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) and other
law enforcement agencies
throughout state are out to alert
Floridians to new laws and
enhancements to existing laws
that deal with boating under
the influence, boating safety
education, waterway markers,
possession of gasoline on a vessel
and destruction of coral.
The enhanced penalty for BUI
is the same as it is for driving
under the influence. The blood-
alcohol level or breath-alcohol
level of-0.20 that was a violation
in the past has changed to 0.15.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, any
boater born on or after Jan. 1,
1988 will be required to take an

approved boating safety course
and possess an FWC-issued
boating safety identification card.
Anyone born on or after Jan. 1,
1988 and purchases a boat will
have 90 days from the purchase
date to obtain a boating safety
identification card.
Another prohibited activity is
placement and use of a waterway
marker that does not conform
to the U.S. Aids. to Navigation
System and does not .have an
FWC permit. It's also unlawful for
boaters to moor to government-
placed waterway markers or
lawfully placed waterway
markers except in emergency
situations or with written consent
of the marker's owner.
Also, it is illegal to possess
or operate a vessel with
nonconforming or unapproved

gasoline containers or to transport
gasoline in an unventilated
or improperly ventilated
Laws regarding titling,
numbering and registration now
apply to any vessel operated, used
or stored on state waters except
vessels lawfully stored at a dock
or marina.
Boaters who damage coral
reefs are required to notify the
Department of Environmental
Protection. In addition, boaters
who damage coral reefs are'
required to cooperate with that
department to remove their
vessels and to assess and restore
the coral reef.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
invites the public to participate
in an online survey, which will
help the agency develop new
requirements for possessing Class
I, II and III wildlife. The survey
begins on Nov. 3 and concludes
on Nov. 24.
The survey includes questions
on whether Class I and II captive
wildlife owners' facilities should
meet local building codes and/
or zoning requirements and if
wildlife owners should provide
their Critical Incident and Disaster
Plan to their county's emergency

manager. In addition, the survey
will inquire if people shipping or
delivering live wild animals via
interstate or intrastate commerce
should label such packages.
The label would list the name
and address of the sender and
receiver and identify the number
and species of live wildlife in the
Class I wildlife includes
gorillas, chimpanzees, lions,
leopards, tigers and bears. Class II
wildlife includes several species
of small monkeys, small cats,
coyotes and wolves. Class I and II
wildlife are potentially dangerous

to people.
The FWC is also asking
for input on the licensing
requirements for hobbyists (those
who possess wildlife for personal
use and enjoyment) who may
occasionally exhibit or sell Class
III wildlife.
Class III wildlife represents
all species not listed as Class I
or Class II, and includes those
species that are specifically listed
as not requiring a permit for
personal possession.
To get a complete list of animal
classifications, rules and to participate in
the survey, visit MVyFWC.cont/Rules.

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BRISTOL-Rex Davis Jr., 74,
of Bristol, passed away Satur-
day, Nov. 7, 2009 at his home.
Born in Blountstown, he lived in
Blountstown and Bristol most of
his life. He was part owner and
pharmacist at Davis-Peacock
Drugs for many years until he
retired and became the owner of
Lake Mystic Grocery. He served
as chairman of the board of the
C&L Bank of Blountstown for
many years and was a Mason
and Rotarian.
Survivors include two sons,
Doug Davis and his wife, Su-
san of Bristol and Stuart Davis
and his wife, Cathy of Franklin,
TN; a daughter, Carol Peacock
and her husband, Mark of Altha;
seven grandchildren and four
Services were held Tuesday,
Nov. 10 at the Bristol First Bap-
tist Church with Reverend Vic-
tor Walsh officiating. Interment
followed at Boggs Cemetery in
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.

TELOGIA Benjamin F.
'Benny' Faircloth, 76, of Telo-
gia passed away Saturday, Nov.
7, 2009. He worked and retired
from Jay Ray McDemott Com-
pany, traveling the world in
inarine construction. He was
a member of Grace Methodist
Church. He had a great love for
hunting and the great outdoors.
Survivors include two sons,
Timothy 'Bo' Faircloth of Pen-
sacola and Dan Faircloth of
Telogia; grandchildren Tristen
Faircloth, and April and Freddie
Burke; and three sisters, Nehi
Dilbert, Jessie Mullinax and
Dale Rogers.
Services will be held at 11
a.m .Thursday, Nov. 12 at Grace
Methodist Church in Hosford.
Interment will. follow at the
Grace Methodist Church Cem-
etery. The family requests that
in lieu of flowers, memorial con-
tributions may be made to the
Grace Methodist Church, P. 0.
Box 217, Hosford, FL 32334.
Independent Funeral Home
in Quincy is in charge of the ar-

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I lesna Alston, in one or ner 1u KillS, snown as
she goes high to spike the ball.

Lady Bulldogs win regional

quarter-finals over Lafayette

by Crystal Spikes
The Hornets from Lafayette
County flew into Bristol last
Wednesday for the first game of the
Regional Volleyball Tournament
but their hopes of further post-
season play were exterminated
by the Lady Bulldogs of Liberty
County High School.
Liberty County won the match in
three straight games with scores of
25-12, 25-15, and 25-11.
Coach Casi Peddie said, "My
girls went into the game with their
minds set on what they had to do
to advance into the regional semi-
finals and I believe they played
* better than they have all year."
Senior Hannah Moore had 7
kills, 6 digs and 11 service points,
6 of them aces; Senior Melanie
Shuler had 24 assists, 4 blocks and

7 service points; Junior Tiesha
Alston racked up 10 kills and 4
blocks; and Junior Kasey Revell
had 4 kills, 12 service points, 5
of them aces.
Juniors Arminda Spikes and
Ashley Black shored up the
Bulldogs' defense with 8 and 10
digs respectively while Freshman
Shelby White contributed to the
win with 4 kills.
The Lady Bulldogs will host
the Marauders from Maclay in
a Regional Semi-Final game on
Tuesday, Nov. 10, o there's a lot
more exciting volleyball to see in
the Regional Tournament.
The team appreciates all the
* support from the community and
looks forward to seeing YOU at
the next game.

Kasey Revell spikes the ball, one of her 4 kills of
the evening.

Liberty Rec Dept. update on Big Bend Youth football: 2 wins, 1 loss

by Richie Smith, Liberty County Parks
and Recreation Director '
Tiny Mites air it out against Sneads- In
Saturday's make up game with the Sneads
Pirates, the Bulldogs used a vicious passing
attack to upend the Pirates 26-6.
On Liberty County's second possession
of the game Chi-Chi Roulhac fired a long
pass to Shamon Mosley for a 48 yard
touchdown. The 2-point conversion attempt
was unsuccessful and the Bulldogs led 6-0.
In the second quarter Roulhac threw his
second TD pass of the game when he found a
wide open Jarkeavis Bess who raced in from
12 yards out. After another failed 2-point
attempt, the score was 12-0.
Sneads was unable to move the ball for
much of the first half until a running back
found a hole and sprinted up the sideline for
their only score to bring the Pirates within a
touchdown of the Bulldogs.
On the next Liberty County possession,
however, Roulhac hooked up again with
Mosley for a 65 yard TD pass that put the
game out of reach and the Tiny Mites went
into the half with a 18-6 lead.
The Bulldogs would score again late in
the 4th quarter on a QB sweep that led to the
final score of 26-6. Jarkeavis Bess, Caleb
Peddie, Gunter Barber, ToddAnthony Polver,
and Blaine Tharpe led a stingy defense that
would not allow the Pirates much room to
run. or pass.
The Tiny Mite squad moves to-5-2 on the
season with games against Franklin County
and Blountstown remaining.
The Bulldogs will face Blountstown on
Tuesday, Nov. 17 in a game that will decide
the division champion for the Big Bend
Youth Football League's northern division.
A Liberty County win will force a playoff
between the two teams for a chance at
the league title. Updates will follow next
Tuesday's game.

Teeny Mites fight hard, come up short-
Liberty County's Teeny Mite team battled
hard against a Sneads Pirate team only to
come up a bit short in Saturday's contest that
found Sneads on the winning end, 22-12.
A fumble recovery for a touchdown by the
Pirates led to an early 8-0 lead. The Pups
would come back on the next drive however,
and score on a 5 yard touchdown run by Lane
McCormick to bring the Teeny Mite Squad

within two points.
In the second quarter, Sneads would
answer with a long drive and another
touchdown run that put them up 16-6.
A defensive battle ensued for much of the
game as Liberty County held the Pirates on
numerous drives. Late touchdowns by both
teams brought the score to 22-12 and the
Pups fell to a good Sneads team.
Cody Sewell, Joshua Goodman, and Lucas
Barber led the way for Lane McCormick's
two TD runs. Ian Black, Charlie Bums, and
Nicklous Hagerman led the defensive charge
with numerous tackles.

The coaches have
been impressed with their
young team's courage
and determination this
season as they have
fought hard all year.
The Teeny Mites are
now 1-6-on the season
and will face Franklin -
County this Saturday ,..
and Blountstown next
Tuesday. .

Pee Wees blow out
Chattahoochee-- The
Liberty County Pee-Wee
team dominated a fast ''~
Chattahoochee Yellow
Jacket team 32-6 last V,
Tuesday in Bristol.
J.J. House started the ..
scoring with a 70 yard run ,
on the game's first play. .,
The 2-point conversion
was unsuccessful and -
Liberty County led 6-0. ad
The Dawgs moved the
ball quickly on their next l
possession but stalled
after moving deep into as Ii
Yellow Jacket territory.
After the turnover, 9
precise passing and
excellent running by
QB Will Hosford moved
the ball down the field,
Liberty County scored.
The 2-point conversion
was good this time and
the Dawgs led 14-0. -

Chattahoochee wasted no time in the
second half as the Jacket return man took
the second half kickoff back for their only
score of the game. The Dawgs would sputter
on offense for much of the third quarter and
Liberty County led 22-6 after three quarters
of play.
Chattahoochee had no luck moving the
ball in the fourth quarter as the Dawg defense
seemed to strengthen. Midway through the
fourth Kyle Holcomb, D.J. Pittman, and
Garrett Swier applied pressure to the Yellow
Jacket offense and sacked the elusive QB in
the end-zone for a safety which added to the

Dawg lead.
The Dawgs were not finished scoring,
however, as J.J. House and the return team
took the free kick. Noah Davis added the
two point conversion that brought the score
to 32-6. With the win the Pee-Wee team
improves to 6-0.
They will face Blountstown in the final
regular season game. The Dawgs have
already secured their spot in the league
championship game and will face the winner
of the Southern division on Nov. 21.
The site for this game has yet to be


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