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by Teresa Eubanks,
"I've never had a
pursuit that ended at
the front door of the
jail," said Major Shawn
Wood of the Gadsden
Office about an usual
incident Monday night
that led to the arrest of
TAURUS BLACK Taurus Ternear Black
admits, "The guy had bad luck."
Black was in a borrowed car when
he went to Gadsden County earlier that
evening. The vehicle was similar to one
used a short time earlier in a nearby home
When Wood saw the Bristol man turn
onto a road that the suspects would most
likely have taken to leave the scene around
9:30 p.m., he pulled in behind him.
Wood signaled for the driver to stop and
Black pulled over near the Sycamore Fire
Dept. The car almost came to a complete
stop, but Black hit the gas and spun out,
throwing dirt back on Wood's patrol
vehicle as he took off toward the Liberty
Wood followed close behind while
radioing ahead for a Liberty County
Traveling at speeds reaching 85 mph,
See DRIVE TO JAIL on page 8
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Volume 29, Number 46
ABOVE: Rivertown Church volunteer Janice Malone and Ministry Center Interim Director Cathy Brock-Revell sort out racks overflowing
with donated clothing for sale. BELOW: Wilber and Bulah Moran stock the shelves of the food pantry. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS
Ministry Center opens to
help those in need with
food, clothing & counseling
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Area churches have come together to provide
nourishment for both the stomach and the soul with
this week's opening of the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry
Center in Blountstown.
Volunteers have been busy sorting and hanging up
clothing while others stock the spacious pantry with
canned goods, cereal, noodles, bread and more.
Food and clothing will be given free to those who
qualify for assistance. Everyone is invited to shop the
rows of clothes and browse through shelves of books,
household items and wall cubicles of toys. Money
raised through the thrift shop sales will be used to
replenish the food pantry.
While helping to (,. a:;t basic needs of
financially-strapped i. -, iteers will offer
spiritual support as well.
"We're trying to bring all of it into one central
place to take care of everyone's need," explains
Cathy Brock-Revell, who is the center's interim
director. "We will process clients for all kinds of
She said the center is still formulating policy for
the services they will offer as they continue to seek
out resources. She hopes they may one day be able to
help clients with their rent and utility bills. They also
hope to eventually provide faith-based counseling for
troubled marriages and those battling addictions to
drugs or alcohol.
HOW TO QUALIFY
"We'll be serving a maximum of 20 families each
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until
noon CT," she says. To apply for help, applicants
need only show up with their ID and proof of income
in hand, take a number and wait their turn in a
partitioned-off room just inside the front door.
See MINISTRY CENTER continued inside on page 13
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Altha woman charged
with DUI after collision
Altha woman was
charged with DUI and
DUI with property
damage following a
Nov. 7 accident that
was witnessed by the
Altha Police Chief
and an FHP Trooper.
The two lawmen
were standing in the
parking lot at the
Southern Express in
Altha around 6:30 p.m. when
they saw a red truck traveling
east on Main Street make a left
turn onto NW Broad Street, go
west in the eastbound lane and
into the path of an oncoming 1995
Ford Mustang driven by Joshua
Goodwin, 26, of Altha.
The front bumper of the 1999
Dodge Ram collided with the
front end of the
car, damaging the
car's bumper, left
No injuries were
The driver of-
the truck, Elizabeth
Ann Kaufman, got
out and staggered
backwards as Altha
Police Chief James
Baggett approached. When asked
how much she had been drinking,
she replied, "None."
Kaufman failed a field sobriety
test administered by FHP Trooper
Dallas Jones. She was then taken
into custody on a DUI charge.
She was issued citations for
careless driving and driving with
Intoxicated driver runs
into yard of Bristol home
A 21-year-old man from Mexico was charged
with DUI and driving without a Florida Driver's
License after he drove through a fence and into
the yard of a residence at 18895 NW County
-Road 12 in Bristol, according to a report from
the Florida Highway Patrol.
The driver, who did not speak English, was
identified as Valoriano Francisco. He was in
FVALERIANCIOF CO a borrowed 1999 Dodge registered to Arteaga
Rodriguez Ismael of Blountstown.
According to FHP Trooper Ronnie Snipes,
Francisco was backing out of a yard across from 18895 NW County
Road 12 around 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Instead of turning on the dirt road
between the two residences, he continued driving and veered south,
where he backed over a fence and hit a post at the home of Joseph
Goff heard the noise from inside his mobile home and ran out to
find his fence torn down, saw a vehicle in his yard and realized the
driver was trying to leave.
The trooper arrived to find the driver bearing the strong odor of an
alcoholic beverage and noted that he couldn't walk without holding
on to something.
After failing a sobriety test, the driver was taken into custody. More
than two hours later, he gave a breath sample for a blood alcohol
reading with results of .231 and .230. Florida's legal limit is .08.
Property damages were estimated at $400.
Driver who rear-ended Bristol
*Joshua Sourbeck, VOCP, grand
theft with firearm, burglary while
*Talris Terrell Brown, petty theft,
*Avionce Gerard Brye, possession
of cocaine, possession less than 20
grams marijuana, BPD.
*Russell L. Dougherty, DUI, FHP.
*Yolanda Morales, FTA, BPD.
*Melvin Kenneth Dawson, domes-
tic battery, CCSO.
*Chad Thomas, possession of less
than 20 grams marijuana, CCSO.
*Donna Marie Reddick, exploita-
tion of an elderly person, CCSO.
Blountstown Police Dept.
Nov. 9 through Nov. 15, 2009
Accidents.............. 08 Traffic Citations......
Special details (business escorts, traffic det
Business alarms.....00 Residential alarm
Com plaints........................ ............
*Theodore Black, Jr., VOP,
*Omar R. Martinez, serving 5
days, LC court.
*Jaret Ammons, serving 30 days,
*Peggy Arnold, serving 90 days,
*Michael Ammons, VOP (warrant
*Derek Hemanes, VOCP (war-
*Valoriano Francisco, DUI, driving
with no valid driver's license, FHP.
.. Listings include name
followed by charge and
identification of arrest-
ing agency. The names
............ 05 above represent those
charged. We remind
ails) ......93 our readers that all are
s..........01 presumed innocent
...........115 until proven guilty.
woman cited for careless driving TIIRSTYTIIITnV1:
A 21-year-old Blountstown
woman whose license had been
suspended for two years was cited
for causing a Nov. 8 accident
in front of the Dollar Store in
Altha at S.R. 71 and North Main
Lasseter of Bristol was traveling
south on S.R. 71 around 1:30 p.m.
when she was forced to come to
a complete stop after the vehicle
in front of her stopped. Moments
later, her car was hit from behind
by 21-year-old Samantha Gore,
according to a report from the
Altha Police Department.
"The driver (Gore) stated
she did not realize the vehicle
in front of her had stopped until
she was right on top of it and
then attempted to move into
the northbound lane to avoid a
collision," according to the report
from Altha Police Chief James
Baggett. Gore's vehicle collided
with the left rear of Lasseter's
Evidence showed Gore was
"traveling way above the speed
limit and not paying attention,"
according to Baggett. Gore's
vehicle left 90 feet of skid marks
before slamming into Lasseter's
car, his report noted.
No injuries were reported.
When the police chief asked
Gore if she knew her license had
been suspended, she replied that
Gore was cited for driving
while license suspended or
revoked with knowledge and
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recently completed a jail
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his part in the shooting death
of a Fountain grocery store
owner is back in Calhoun
County to face charges on a
year-old case involving the
theft of a gun.
On Sept. 8, Joshua
Sourbeck, 21, pleaded guilty
to accessory after the fact
to attempted robbery with
a firearm, according to the Bay
County Clerk's Office.
Sourbeck drove Nicholas
Tyrone Lee and Amy Beth Cucco,
also ofAltha, to Sylvia's Grocery
last year, where the owner, Vish
Patel, was shot and killed in a
robbery attempt. Sourbeck then
drove the pair to see two different
people in an attempt to sell the
gun used in the shooting.
Lee and Cucco were both
convicted of first-degree murder
and sentenced to life in prison.
Sourbeck was sentenced to
serve a year in the Bay County Jail
followed by two years community
control and two years probation.
He received 299 days credit for
his jail time.
He was transferred to the
Calhoun County Jail Nov. 9
to face charges from a 2008
A Calhoun County couple
whose daughter was a friend of
Sourbeck's reported that a .22
pump rifle with a wooden slide
had been stolen from their home
on Navajo Lane on Nov. 7, 2008.
They said Sourbeck was often at
their home and at one time had
During initial questioning,
Sourbeck denied taking the
A week later, after Sourbeck
was in custody in Bay
County for his involvement
in the Fountain shooting, an
investigator from the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office went
to speak with him. Sourbeck
admitted to taking the gun.
He said he entered the
home through the front door
and removed the gun from
a bedroom. He said he then
traded it to Justin Anderson in
Bay County for a CD player.
The investigator went to
Anderson's house and recovered
the gun. Anderson said that he did
not give Sourbeck a CD player in
the exchange; instead, he said he
traded an old .20-gauge shotgun
for the rifle.
Sourbeck is being held without
One arrested after off-duty
deputy sees bag of cocaine
A Blountstown man was
arrested after an off-duty deputy
pulled up next to him in a parking
lot and noticed him holding a
baggie of what appeared to be
On Nov. 11, the deputy was in
the Travis Wireless parking lot
just before 4 p.m. when he saw a
black male in a Yukon holding a
with bike theft
A Blountstown man was
charged with petty theft after
a woman reported that he had
stolen a bicycle from her home
Talris Brown, 41, was arrested
three days later.
According to a report from
Blountstown Police Department,
a woman returned to her home on
Veterans Street around 8 p.m. to
find Brown sitting on her front
porch. A gray 10-speed women's
bike was in her front yard.
The woman told an officer
she went inside for about two
minutes. When she came out,
both Brown and the bike were
plastic baggie with a suspicious
Two officers from the
Blountstown Police Dept. were
called to the scene and approached
the driver, who they knew as
Avionce Brye, who was illegally
parked in the handicapped zone.
Brye, who became visibly
nervous when the officers
approached, denied that he had
anything illegal but when he was
searched, a small plastic baggie
containing a white substance
was found in his right watch
pocket. The substance field-tested
positive for cocaine.
Brye was placed under arrest
for possession of cocaine. When
asked ifhe had anything else, Brye
stated there were four more bags
of cocaine and one of marijuana
down his pants.
Five baggi'es of cocaine and
one of marijuana were collected
at the scene. Brye later gave a
taped statement that the cocaine
was his and said he had purchased
it in Bristol for $50.
In addition to the cocaine
charge, Brye was also charged
with possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana.
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Covenant Hospice to
host 'Tree of Lights -
A Celebration of Life'
MARIANNA Covenant Hospice.
invites bereaved hospice families, as well
as community members who have endured
the loss of a loved one, to attend "Tree of
Lights -A Celebration of Life" ceremony
at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3 at Evangel
Worship Center, located at 2645 Pebble
Hill Road in Marianna.
This evening of celebration and
remembrance includes an inspirational
message, candle lighting, selected readings
and holiday music. A reception with
refreshments will immediately follow.
There is no charge to attend.
Participating in the Tree of Lights is a
meaningful way to remember or honor a
loved one. During the ceremony loved
ones will be personally recognized. We
invite the community to celebrate the
holidays with us while we remember
family and friends we have lost this year.
All donations benefit Covenant Hospice,
enabling us to continue our mission of
providing compassionate, quality care for
patients and loved ones facing end-of-life
For more information, call January
McKeithan or Jennifer Griffin at (850)
accepted for the
It's time once again for the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office annual Christmas
for the Children project.
Each year the Calhoun County Sheriff's
Office serves approximately 200 children
and families by providing presents and a
fun evening at the Christmas Village.
This is made possible through year long
fundraising by the Sheriff's Office staff
and by generous contributions from the
Applications are now being accepted
through Dec. 4 for children 12 years old
Applications are available at the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office and Jail/Dispatch
and must be returned by Dec.4.
Meeting set to discuss
River Bridge on SR 20
CHIPLEY-The Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) will host a pub-
lic information meeting concerning pro-
posed improvements to State Road 20 at
the Chipola River Bridge.
The meeting will be held, Thursday,
Nov. 19, from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
at the Poplar Head Baptist Church, 19118
NW State Road 73 in Clarksville.
Proposed improvements consist of re-
placing the existing State Road 20 Bridge
over the Chipola River and reconstruction
of the roadway approaches
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL
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* No, 25
* Liberty Women's Club, 11 a.m.,
Thanksgiving Lunch, Anita Gouge's home in Bristol
* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun Courthouse
* Liberty Chamber of Commerce, 7:30 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant in Bristol
* Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House
FRIAY NVEBE 2
Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m.,
Church in Blountstown
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tScofs Ferry VFD-9 a.m. (CT)
Dance, 6 12 p.m., American
Legion Hall in Blountstown
from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT)
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* Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Altha Boy Scouts, 5:30 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department
. AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center
* Blountstown Lions Club, 6 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant in Bristol
* Bulldog Club, 7:30 p.m., LCHS field house
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Apalachee Restaurant in Bristol
* Capital Area Community
* Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S.,
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Big Bend Hospice
plans Service of
Monday, Dec. 14
The Big Bend Hospice Liberty Advisory
Council invites the community to their
annual Service of Remembrance on
Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Veterans
Memorial Civic Center, 10405 NW Theo
Jacobs Way in Bristol.
Big Bend Hospice's Service of
Remembrance is a non-denominational
service that brings together Liberty
County residents to honor the memories
of loved ones during this very special
time of the year. "Attending the Service
of Remembrance has become a tradition,"
said Wendy Melton, manager of the
Liberty County Big Bend Hospice team.
"The Service provides our Liberty Team
a special way to honor the memories of
the patients we have cared for in Liberty
County." Refreshments will be served
following the service.
This year's Service of Remembrance
will feature music and words of comfort
and will conclude with a special candle
lighting ceremony and passing of the
candlelight in memory of loved ones.
The Trees of Remembrance are adorned,
for a donation, with gold ribbons, porcelain
bells and angels, each bearing a personal
handwritten message, providing an
opportunity to recognize and remember
those who are close to our hearts.
Donations made go directly to providing
care, comfort and hope to Big Bend
Hospice patients and their families in
Liberty County and can be made at the
Apalachee Restaurant. Donations may
also be made the evening of the Service.
For more information contact Travia
Cohen at (850) 556-1786.
Calhoun Sr. Citizens
needs volunteers to
help deliver meals
The Calhoun County Senior Citizens
Association is in need of volunteers
to deliver Meals-on-Wheels to elderly
homebound clients. These folks are not
able to participate at the congregate meal
site and are not physically able to prepare
themselves a hot, well-balanced meal.
You are needed for only one hour a day
on Monday through Friday from 10:30-
11:30 a.m. This is a good opportunity for
you or your group to get involved with
helping the elderly in our community.
If you can spare one to five hours a
week, please call Ginger at 674-4163.
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'Calhoun Co. Chamber to host 'An
Evening with Michael Lister' Dec. 3
Work crews with the City of Blountstown are already
spreading some holiday cheer as they put up wreaths
and circle light poles with spirals of holly to mark the
season along State Road 20 in front of the court-
house. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
BLOUNTSTOWN The Calhoun County
Chamber of Commerce will host an "Evening
with Michael Lister" on December 3rd at The
Callahan Restaurant. In addition to a reading
of excerpts from Lister's latest novel, "Double
Exposure," photographs by Elam Stoltzfus and
Clyde Butcher will be on exhibit. This is the
second event in the Chamber's Artists' Series.
Lister is an acclaimed local author, who is
a native of Gulf County. He recently pledged
to donate all the profits from his new novel to
environmental protection and conservation.
"This book is a gift," Lister said. "Well, I
guess they all are, but there's something special
about this one. It's a literary love letter to this
area I so love."
The area is the Apalachicola River basin.
"Double Exposure" is set deep in the dangerous
river swamps. It's a suspenseful tale of life and
"In the book, a wildlife photographer,
Remington James, is struggling to survive and
the odds are against him. I see the river system
the same way-fighting to survive, and I'm trying
to do my small part to make sure it does."
In "Double Exposure," one fateful fall evening,
Remington James, ventures deep into the river
swamp to try out some new equipment and check
his camera traps. While there, he comes across the
most haunting images of his life-the frame-by-
frame capture of a shocking crime. By exposing
the criminal, Remington has exposed himself
to danger, even possible extinction. Remington
must now do two things: make it to the river and
make it through the night and the odds of doing
either are slim to none.
"I'm so proud of this book," Lister said.
"And it feels so good to bring some attention
to the river and the swamps and thie endangered
species of vanishing Florida. Nothing feels better
than giving-and to give my very best in this
novel, then give the iI
profits from it to help
protect the land and
animals it honors. .L
it's indescribable." I
The Chamber's" ..
will be Thursday,
at 6 p.m. at
Tickets are $25 each, and are very
limited. Dinner is included. To purchase tickets, call,
email or stop by the Chamber office: mailto:kristy@
calhounco.org or call (850)674-4519.
For more information-on "Double Exposure"
visit www.MichaelLister.com or www.
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hurt state coffers
Jerry Cox is a retired military
officerand writerwith an extensive
background in domestic and
foreign policy issues. He lives in
Financially, the Sunshine State
is not so sunny for many people.
For the first time since WWII,
Florida's population is decreas-
ing, and so are revenues for the
state coffers. Not good.
The domino effect of the col-
lapse of the real estate market, the
Wall Street financial.fiasco, home
foreclosures and job losses has
resulted into the perfect storm-a
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For years, Florida has depended on the migration of retirees from
the northern states to sunny Florida for a major share of the state's
economic growth. People retired from their jobs, sold their homes,
moved to Florida arid lived out their last days on their savings, pen-
sions and Social Security checks. Now Floridians who have lost their
jobs, their homes are moving back north to live with mom and dad.
In the past, an increasing population meant more homes were
built and ad valorem taxes increased. The demand for properties ar-
tificially increased the market value of properties and ad valorem
taxes increased even more, but now with the collapse of the real
estate market, property values have decreased dramatically and so
have the flow of taxes to local and state governments. It's budget
crunch time for elected officials.
The Pew Center on the States reported that ten states are in a seri-
ous fiscal crisis. Florida is one of those states.
The report, which can be found at stateline.org, indicates that
Florida's revenue has decreased 11.5% from last year to create a
budget gap of 22.8%. Florida's home foreclosure rate is 2.72%,
which is higher than California's foreclosure rate of 2.02%. Of the
ten states in financial jeopardy, California is in the worst position
with a budget gap of 49.3%.
Florida balanced the current budget with cuts in spending, in-
creased taxes on cigarettes and various licenses. But there is next
year's budget. What to do about it?
While the focus of the Pew report was state budgets, all levels of
government have the- same problem. The federal government bor-
rows money that has and is resulting in enormous debt. State and lo-
cal governments have to balance budgets. That's a good thing when
the money is rolling in but a bad thing when the cash flow begins to
In the macro view, the U.S. is undergoing an economic resizing
relative to the international markets. In spite of our belief of Amer-
ica's exceptionality in the world community, other economic forces
shape America's future. Those forces are the emerging markets of
China and India.
As to local, state and federal budgets, we should live within our
means. That won't happen at the federal level but it will happen at
the local and state level.
I don't think it's that difficult. From the work that I do, I know
that properties artificially appreciated by leaps and bounds during
the 2003-2006 period when investors-were buying any and every-
thing. Residential subdivision developers were paying $60,000 or
more per acre for pine trees and scrub oaks. Condominium develop-
ment was in full swing with investors buying and flipping the units
for a quick buck.
Assessed values on properties increased and so did the tax base,
but now real estate values are about where they were in 2002. My
advice to local government is to go back to 2002 budgets and pro-
vide that level of service. We were all doing OK in 2002 so I think
we will be OK in 2011 on a 2002 budget. Try it.
Of course, everything gets politicized. Stimulus funds, for ex-
ample. Governor Crist accepted stimulus funds that helped bridge
the $5.9 billion shortfall in 2010 state budget.
Governor Crist is now being criticized for accepting stimulus
money. His main critic is Marco Rubio, Governor Crist's opponent
for Florida's U.S. Senate seat. I've listened to and watched Rubio's
political pitch. Rubio says that he would not have accepted the stim-
ulus money. In my opinion, Rubio is a far right, social conservative
from the fringe element of the Republican Party.
In my view, Governor Crist has done a good job. He
was correct to accept the stimulus money, which benefit-
ed Florida citizens. If elected as a senator, I think that Gov-
ernor Crist will be a good representative for Floridians.
Because of budget restraints, Americans and Floridians in par-
ticular will have to make a choice between political ideologies or
pragmatic politicians. Political ideologies do not provide goods and
services, but sensible men and women can.
How have our elected officials
really helped their constituents?
Many of my friends who
live here in the Calhoun
and Liberty County area
remember what'it was like
to live through the Great
Depression. Some say that
they were already so poor
that they really didn't no-
tice much difference. We
.are close to going through
similar times today. What
are the similarities? What
are the differences?
The similarities are that
everybody was having a hard
time. Money was hard to come by. Many com-
modities that we take for granted today either
did not exist or were rare and hard to come
by. Anyone who had a job was considered
fortunate as jobs were hard to come by also.
The big' question (and where-
in may lie the solution to today's situ-
ation) is "What are the differences?"
*It is obvious to me that self-reliance was the
number one quality of the citizens of this area
that enabled them to pull through in the man-
ner in which they did. Nobody asked "What are
'they' going to do?" Of course, today, everyone
knows "they" is the "government." Whether it
be the local, state or federal level, most of us
would rather the government kdep their nose
out of our lives because the cost is simply as-
tronomical when you accept
"help" from the government.
*A second difference is that
everyone pulled together and
helped each other out when
and where they could. There
was no "I got mine" attitude.
*A third huge difference
was that everyone had to, and
did, live within their budget.
There was no choice. How
extremely different from our
elected officials. How very
different from the attitude that
many Americans have today.
Credit has become the American way as we buy
everything from too many toys for Christmas and
birthdays to cars and houses that we can't afford.
Like many of our fellow Americans, we here
in this area are having a rough time. We are ex-
periencing many of the same problems the rest of
the country is. So may I remind my fellow citi-
zens of how our elected officials have "helped"?
Please recall the recent doubling of the cost
of your driver's license as well as the cost of
plates for your vehicles and trailers. Are you
having a hard time paying your bills and meet-
ing your needs? Who are you going to tax?
Remember this the next time you hear politi-
cians tugging at your heart and purse strings to
make you feel sorry for them and tell them "no"
both when they ask and at voting time as well.
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The View from
by Jim Pruette
Jim Pruette is a native of Mobile, AL and lives
in Calhoun County with his wife, Rita Smith
Pruette. They operate Granny Smith Farms
on Willard Smith Road. He is retired from the
U.S. Air Force, where he served as an avionics
technician with the Department of Defense.
Nowadays, he enjoys life as the
self-proclaimed Mayor of Hewitt Flats.
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HOSFORD SCHOOL STUDENTS HONOR
AREA VETERANS WITH SPECIAL PROGRAM
Area veterans were
honored last week with
an early Veterans Day
program presented by
the students at Hosford
School. The young-
7, sters are shown here as
they sing and recite the
Pledge of Allegiance.
DIVE TO JAILrC A i -ONTINEFROM THE FRTAGE
Black began throwing handfuls of something out the
window in the area of Askew Road and later at the
intersection of State Road 12.
Black turned south onto State Road 12 and headed
toward Bristol, where he was met by Liberty County
officers. Wood noted that within 15 minutes of calling
for assistance, "three people were out there."
As he came into Bristol on S.R. 12, Black slowed&
down. Patrol vehicles blocked him from going on to S.R.
20, forcing him to turn on Main Street, where he drove
to Pogo Street and stopped at the jail with four deputies
"He put the car in park and put his hands on his head,"
said Liberty County Deputy Jamie Shiver. When he
was pulled from the car, Black was covered in pieces
of marijuana which had apparently blown back into the
vehicle as he was trying to dispose of it while driving. "It
was all over the front of his shirt and his lap," according
Black was arrested on an open warrant out of Calhoun
County for sale of cocaine.
In Liberty County, he is facing charges of fleeing and
attempting to elude and possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana as well as driving while license suspended
Shiver said Black had borrowed his girlfriend's car.
"He told her he was going to the store but he was up in
Gadsden County," he said.
Authorities are still seeking information on three
suspects involved in Monday's armed robbery.
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CHURCH -We at Hillcrest
Baptist Church would like
to invite you to our annual
Dinner following our 11 a.m.
worship service this Sunday,
"Every good and perfect gift is
from above..." James 1:17 Join
us in worshiping and thanking
God for all His blessings.
Our church is located 5 miles
west of Shelton's Corner on
CR 274. We look forward to
seeing you and your family this
Church will be selling Poinsettias
this year as a fundraiser for our
new worship center. They will
The members of the Kinard
Volunteer Fire Department
extend their appreciation to all
the volunteers and supporters
who made the 2009 Halloween
Carnival fundraiser such a huge
Thank you for your donations
of door prizes, cakes, supplies,
cash, advertisements and helping
hands. Without you, the Fire
Department would be unable to
handle such a large undertaking.
Thanks again, the Kinard
Volunteer Fire Department
The family of Dennis Allen
Brown would like to thank
the following people and
establishments for the support,
love and sympathy shown to our
family at the time of our brother's
return home to our Heavenly
Thanks to the Liberty County
Sheriff's Office, Adams Funeral
Home, Maria and Lupe from
the Main Street Restaurant, the
Prayer Chainers Church and most
of all, our church family from
the Blountstown Community
The Brown family, the DeCamp
family and the Shell family
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be the large potted version and
may be pre-ordered in white or
red. The Poinsettias are $10
each. Tickets are available
from members of the church
or by calling Pastor-Michael at
OF GOD-The New Harvest
Fellowship Assembly of God
Church will hold their Christmas
Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 21
from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1800
N. Hwy. 71 in Wewahitchka.
This and that and baked goods
For more information contact
Fay at (850) 832-7953.
and thanks to all our helpers, the
children and youth who came
and to the parents who helped
make our first Country Hoedown
a tremendous success.
There was dancing, karaoke,
snacks, a bonfire to 'roast
marshmallows and hotdogs and
of course the music videos with
all our favorite country songs.
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smallest of the Willis Farm, weighing about 4 pounds and the size of a small puppy. "The
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American Cancer Society marks
34th Great American Smokeout I'*
PANAMA CITY As the
official sponsor of birthdays,
the American Cancer Society
marks the 34th Great American
Smokeout on Nov. 19 by
encouraging smokers to use the
date to make a plan to quit, or to
plan in advance and quit smoking
that day. By doing so, smokers
will be taking an important
step towards t healthier life -,
one that can lead to reducing
cancer risk and creating more
birthdays. Researchers say that
quitting smoking can increase
life expectancy smokers who
quit at age 35 gain an average of
eight years of life expectancy;
those who quit at age 55 gain
about five years; and even long
term smokers who quit at 65 gain
three years. Smokers who want to
quit can call the American Cancer
Society Quit For Life Program
operated and managed by Free &
Clear at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW for
tobacco cessation and coaching
services that can help increase
their chances of quitting for
Research shows that people
who stop smoking before age 50
can cut their risk of dying in the
next 15 years in half compared
with those who continue to
smoke. Smokers who quit also
reduce their risk of lung cancer -
ten years after quitting, the lung
cancer death rate is about half
that of a continuing smoker's.
Some of the health effects of
quitting are almost instant, too
- heart rate and blood pressure
drop 20 minutes after quitting.
"We know that quitting
smoking is tough and that most
smokers have to try several times
before quitting for good," said
Robin Blount, Chairperson of
the Relay For Life of Calhoun
and Liberty County's. "The
American Cancer Society offers
a variety of effective resources
ranging from online tips and
tools to personalized telephone
coaching by trained specialists.
We hope that smokers will use
the Great American Smokeout
to map out a course of action that
will help them to quit, and in turn
to stay well and celebrate more
The Great American Smokeout
Web site www.cancer.org/
GreatAmericans contains user-
friendly tips and tools towards
a smoke-free life. In addition to
tip sheets and calculators, the site
also offers downloadable desktop
helpers to assist with planning to
quit and succeeding in staying
tobacco-free. The Quit Clock
allows users to pick a quit day
within 30 days, then counts down
the selected day with tips for each
day; and the Craving Stopper
helps smokers beat cravings by
offering a fun distraction.
The American Cancer Society
created the trademarked concept
for and held its first Great
American Smokeout in 1976 as
a way to inspire and encourage
smokers to quit for a day. One
million people quit smoking
for a day at the 1976 event in
California. The Great American
Smokeout encourages smokers
to commit to making a long-term
plan to quit smoking for good.
Important facts about tobacco
*Tobacco use remains the
single largest preventable cause
of disease and premature death
in the U.S.
Cigarette smoking accounts
for about 443,000 premature
deaths including 49,400 in
*Thirty percent of cancer
deaths, including 87 percent
of lung cancer deaths, can be
attributed to tobacco.
*Smoking also accounts
for $193 billion in health care
expenditures and productivity
*Great progress is being made
in reducing tobacco use in the
U.S., with adult smoking rates in
2007 declining among all adults
to 19.8 percent.
About the American Cancer
The American Cancer
Society combines an unyielding
passion with nearly a century
of experience to save lives and
end suffering from cancer. As a
global grassroots force of more
than three million volunteers,
we fight for every birthday
threatened by every cancer in
every community. We save lives
by helping people stay well by
preventing cancer or detecting
it early; helping people get well
by being there for them during
and after a cancer diagnosis; by
finding cures through investment
in groundbreaking discovery;
and by fighting back'by rallying
lawmakers to pass laws to
defeat cancer and by rallying
communities worldwide to join
the fight. As the nation's largest
non-governmental investor in-
cancer research, contributing
about $3.4 billion, we turn what
we know about cancer into what
we do. As a result, about 11
million people in America who
have had cancer and countless
more who have avoided it will be
celebrating birthdays this year. To
learn more about us or to get help,
call us any time, day or night, at
1-800-227-2345 or visit www.
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at the Nov. 5 cooking class.
'Healthy People Program'
held; Next class Dec. 10
The Liberty County University of Florida IFAS Family Nutrition
Program and the Calhoun/Liberty County Health Department Healthy
Communities, Healthy People Program held their third healthy
cooking class for adults on Nov. 5.
With the holiday season upon us, Chef Tanner taught the class two
great recipes using leftover turkey. The first tasty recipe was a Turkey
Waldorf sandwich and the second one was a Kentucky Hot Brown
open-faced sandwich. The class enjoyed the cooking demonstration
and the hands-on learning experience.
On Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. (ET) we will be holding our next class at
the Veterans Memorial Civic Center. If you would like to attend the
class please come by Veterans Memorial Civic Center or the Calhoun
Extension Office to register and pay the $10 fee. This fee will help
purchase the food for the meal. The class is limited to twelve so
please register early.
If you have any questions,.please feel free to call Shellie King at
the Extension office at (850)643-2229 or Susan Chafin at the Liberty
County Health Department at (850)643-2415 ext 245.
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Those who qualify will receive
food each month and vouchers to
purchase eight items in the shop
during a two-month period.
An interview will be conducted
to determine eligibility, which in
most cases will be established if
a family has $400 or less a month
At the same time, clients will
be given a "Spiritual Decision
Sheet" to see if they would
like counseling or for a church
member to follow up with them.
If their answer is no, it doesn't
mean they won't qualify. In fact,
notes Brock-Revell, "We might
pray for them a little harder."
HOW IT BEGAN
The idea for the center began
a few years ago with Clyde
Roberts of Bristol. Roberts, a
former pastor of Lake Mystic
Baptist Church who now serves
as Director of Missions for the
Apalachee Baptist Association,
says he has long been concerned
with "the hunger and need I see
When he began efforts last
year to establish the center, things
began to fall in place. "It's really
worked out better in some ways
than I thought it would," he says.
"It looked almost impossible at
times but somehow the Lord just
worked out all the details."
Those details included finding
the right people, he says. Members
of both counties' ministerial
associations were recruited and
volunteers have followed. "Our
people are really generous. If you
show them a need and give them
a chance, it's amazing what they
Once the spacious 4,000 foot
building was secured, repairs
began. "We had to do a lot of
work on the building. Every time
we had a need for help or labor or
finances, it just happened," says
Roberts. "It just snowballed on us
and fell into place beautifully."
"We have a roster of
50 applicants approved as
volunteers," says Brock-Revell.
Thirty of those .attended an
orientation meeting Saturday
and many were on hand when the
doors opened to the public for the
first time Tuesday.
DONATIONS new pairs of men's pants, which
Most of the items are gently will sell for $3 each. He also sent
used, but there are a few brand new 60 brand new men's shirts to the
things to be found at remarkable shop.
prices in the Center's thrift shop. There are shelves of stuffed
"We've got a brand new printer animals, toy trucks and an Easy
for $10 and several other new Bake Oven. Cups, plates and
electronic items for $15 to $20," cutlery dividers are stacked up
according to Brock-Revell. in the household goods section,
A Jacksonville man who heard along with blankets and window
about the new center donated 100 blinds. On the other side of the
Ministry Center opened its
doors Tuesday morning in
Blountstown at 21754 S.R.
20 East, not far from the
A ribbon-cutting ceremony
is planned Saturday at
10:30 a.m. CT, followed by 4a,
The Ministry Center will -
be open Tuesday thru -
Friday from 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
and from 9 a.m. until noon
on Saturday. Donations
may be sent to CLMC at
P.O. Box 603, Blountstown,
FL 32424. .
For more information, call
TOP LEFT: Freddie Duggar straightens up
a shelf of men's pants. RIGHT: Pat Brake
and Karen Sykes find all kinds of interest-
ing items while sorting through donations.
BELOW: Volunteers' vehicles line up in
front of the new center in Blountstown on
Monday afternoon. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOS .
shop are several lamps, a new
Canon printer still in the box and
other small electronics.
A shelf of books includes a
paperback of The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn, a Bible and
101 Wacky Kid Jokes, along with
a couple of romance novels and
Monday, a cash donation made
possible the purchase of a freezer,
which will expand the foods
available to clients.
Donations have been plentiful
but there's room for much more
at the non-profit community
organization. Volunteers would
like to see more baby clothing,
especially socks, and towels on
"I think the need will always
be here. We'll help as many as
we can and keep going," Roberts
says, adding, "There will always
be somebody hurting."
THE BOARD & STAFF
Representatives from eight
local churches on both sides of
the Apalachicola River serve
on the Ministry Center's Board
of Directors, along with Clyde
Roberts, who is its chairman.
Vice-Chairman Charles Smith
ofFirst UnitedMethodist Church
*Treasurer Hugh Black of
Cornith Baptist Church of
*John Willis of First Baptist
*Krisi Williams ofPoplar Head
Baptist Church in Clarksville
*Sahdra Willis of the
Pentecostal-Holiness Church. in
*Keven Yoder of Rivertown
Community Church in
*Jeff Gardner of Lake Mystic
Baptist Church in Bristol
*David Throckmorton of
the First Baptist Church of
*Interim Director Cathy Brock-
*Assistant to the Chairman
*Secretary Robin Richards
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9-WEEK ( HONOR ROLL
A Honor Roll
1st grade: Anna Alderman, Caleb
Bailey, Ariel Barrentine, Julie Burge,
Bettyanne Crank, Marijane Davis,
Zachery Demercurio, Alexandra Hanna,
Faith Hathaway, Sydney Helms, Dallas
Jones, Morgan Mactavish, Jayce
McLendon, Cadence Mears, Alexx
Miles, Jacob Nichols, Addison O'Bryan,
Ashleigh Rackley, Shanna Sapp, Gabriel
Short, Destiny Soto, William White,
Hunter Whitefield, Kadin Whitefield and
2nd grade: Hadley Barfield, Sarah
Biswas, Karissa Detweiler, Abby Ham,
Clark Kelley, Zeb Kelley, Trayce King,
Michaela Markwalter, Dakota Recker,
Keagan Yon and Carly Young.
3rd grade: Anna Alday, James
Boatwright, Kaylee Brown, John Roberts
and William Sawyer.
4th grade: Stetson Branch, Coy
Cook, Megan Corbin, Megan Mantecon,
Madison Marshall, Robert Scott and
5th grade: Devin Adkins, Nolon
Bean, April Lynn and Collin Mears.
6th grade: Johnny Aaron and
. 7th grade: Hunter Chason, Jennifer
Moore and Hannah Register.
8th grade: Brooke Coleman, Deana
Griswold and Porter Smith.
9th grade: Logan Cable, Aerial
Folsom, Anthony Gratz, Jesse Hall,
Kelsey Rehberg and Christina Watson.
10th grade: Wesley Chevillot and
11th grade: Aleena McCoy.
12th grade: Kevin Alday, Kaylan
Beauchampi, Emily Brooks, Kayla
Curran, Brett Floyd, Cessna Folsom,
Kourtney Grice, Jeremy Pate and Ashley
A/B Honor Roll
1st grade: Cara Aliffi, Wrangler
Baggett, Kerrigan Hollis, Levi Kimbrell,
Garrett Martin, Logan Martin, Braden
Mayo, Deveni Pena and Seth Williams.
2nd grade: Mallory Dalton, Kelsie
Edenfield, Bobbi Finuff, Barbara Granger,
Angel Martinez, Allyson Mears, Brooks
Ann Mears, Joseph Moore, Cheyenne
Nichols, Nikki Richards, Stone Taylor,
Joseph Vamum and Tyler Walker.
3rd grade: Kelly Ballard, Madison
Boggs, Audra Chason, Timothy Griffin,
Bethany Griswell, Madison Hathaway,
Erin Lynn, Katelyn McClure, Christina
Mitchell, Sydney Strickland and Tristan
4th grade: Michelle Aaron, Levi
Baggett, Carlee Barfield, Graham Bruner,
Dew Carey, Garrett Lovelace, Gavin
Marston, Laureri Martin, Cain Smith,
Breanna Terry and Britni Tharp.
5th grade: Seth Alday, Kathrine
Alderman, Dalton Brazell, Morgan
Jones, Ashley Lytle, Destiny Morgan,
Kyle Potter, Kinsey Register, Kiana
Richards, Georgia Smith, Stephanie
Wriston and Hunter Young.
6th grade: Aubree Bay, Aleisa
Griffin, Claudia Griswell, Melody
Holt, Damon Maki, Alyssa McCardle,
Hannah Mills, Jesse Mills, Chelsey
Norman, Sawyer O'Bryan, Samuel
Short, Elizabeth Watson, Chasity Webb,
Hayden White, Dustin Willis and Jay
7th grade: Ashlyn Barfield, Cody
Barfield, Makaila Barton, Brooke Boggs,
Krista Chastain, Jamie Coleman, Summer
Farris, Rebecca Gay, Crystal Lemieux,
Nolan Musgrove and Lloyd Norman,
Austin Pierson, Claire Price, Christopher
Sale, Mary Sewell, Logan Sweares and
8th grade: Kevin Dean, Brittany
Graham, Morgan Lewis, Mackenzie
May, Carly Schwartz, Allie Stripling,
Dina Vaughn, Brina Yand, Brianna Yon
and Nicholas Young.
9th grade: Colby Barrentine,
Christalyn Castleberry, Lynn Kearce,
Madelynn Lytle, Kaylee McCalvin,
Drew McPheters, Joshua Morris, Harley
Smith, Albert Varnum, Ryan Wood and
10th grade: Katelynn Ballard, Ricky
Boozer, Marissa Coleman, Kristin Cook,
Alicia Griffin, Summer Hand, Cortney
Harris, Charles Hill, Tyler Johnson,
Tyler McClellan, Samantha Nichols,
Brittany Pate, William Rogers, Brittany
Snively, Ashley Stone, Angela Waldron
and Kimberly Wiltse.
11th grade: Raven Griffin, Jake
Hall, Tyler McCoy, Kala Sewell, Sharlyn
Marie Smith and Terry Willey.
12th grade: Albert Blackburn,
Megan Branch, Blake Chason, Chelsea
DeBerry, Ethan Ellis, Kayla Hires, Loni
Johnson, Stephen Lee, Tiffany White and
Principal Duane Barber is pleased
to announce the BHS Honor Rollfor the
first nine weeks.
A Honor Roll
9th grade: Kelly Dunn, Jordan
Hatcher, Kristen Jenkins, Hayden
Jeppson, Casey Johnson, Randa McCroan,
Courtney McFarland, Caleb Mills, Cody
Morrow, Michael Owens, Brandon
Purvis, Bre Pybus, Hammadah Talib,
Camilla Taylor, Caroline Tomlinson, and
10th grade: Sarah Barton, Christopher
Byrne, Megan Brown, Karissa Flowers,
Shayla Chason, Kaley McDonald,
Brittany Norris and Caitlyn Stewart.
11th grade: Cherie Baggett, Shayn
Baggett, Junicia Baker, Cody Baldwin,
Taylor Brantley-Curl, Tasheana Brown,
Morgan Davis, Stewart Herndon, Eric
Jones, David Leonard, Kate McFarland,
Kristen Peacock, Harlea Perdue, Travis
Pittman and Zach Whitfield.
12th grade: Ashley Adams, Stanley
Andrews, Colleen Barbee, Jessica Collier,
Jessie Davis, Kevin Gutierrez, Cody
Paquette and Allison Wroblewski.
A/B Honor Roll
9th grade: Seth Alderman, Ashley
Alexander, Rachelle Basquez, Karah
Beaver, Lauren Blackburn, Brittney
Make & take workshop planned Dec. 3
Spending time in the kitchen
is a delight for many during the
holidays. This year you might
enjoy taking time to create gifts
from the kitchen for family and
friends on your shopping list.
The University of Florida,
Liberty County Extension Service
will be offering a Make and
Take workshop, "Gifts from the registration fee is required by
Kitchen", Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 Wednesday, Nov. 25 in order to
p.m. in Veteran's Memorial Civic save yourself a spot in the class.
Center. Please come by the Liberty
Some recipes will be County Extension Office or call
demonstrated, some you will 643-2229 for further information.
make and take with you. Many What a great way to get ready for
samples will be available for the holidays. From our kitchen
participants to taste. A $10 to yours.
Thanksgiving decorations workshop set
Saturday, Nov. 21 at Gadsden Arts Center
This Thanksgiving, dress up historic buildings, along with from Tallahassee City Limits
your table with art made by you Miss Helen's Espresso Caf6 Admission is $1 (members anc
and your children! Saturday, Nov. D'art. Group tours are available children admitted free). Galler
21, from 1-3 p.m. The Gadsden free of charge, call (850) 875- and gift shop hours are Tuesda:
Arts Center invites you and 4866 to make your reservation, through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m
your children or grandchildren The Gadsden Arts Center is and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Hours fo
to enjoy a Thanksgiving table located on Quincy's historic Miss Helen's Espresso Caf6 D'ar
decorations family art workshop. Courthouse Square at 13 N. and the Artists Guild Co-op ar
Create place mats and turkey
table toppers together and add
that personal touch to your family
celebration. The cost is $5 per
child with materials provided.
To register call: 875-4866. Visit
www.gadsdenarts.org for more
The GadsdenArts Centerworks
to improve the quality of life in
the region through cultural, social,
and educational opportunities.
Fine art exhibitions, classes for
adults and children, cultural
events, summer art camps, a gift
shop, and an artists' co-op are
housed in the Center's beautiful
Madison St., just 10 miles
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Brown, Jacob Brown, Daniel Coburn,
Harrison Coley, Stedman Dawson,
Susan Gates, Jordan Griffin, Chance
Harris, Emily Hester, Ebony Jackson,-
Elizabeth Jerkins, Courtney Lairson,
Marysa Lee, Katie Malone, Staci Mayo,
Marisa Melvin, William Nowling,
Jacquelyn O'Neal, Ashley Oxendine,
Savannah Pitts, Shannon Pitts, Ally
Richards, Roxannah Roney, Reagine
Simmons, Zach Vamum, Chelsey Weiler,
Wesley Whitfield, Alexis Widner, Andre
Wielichowski, Kassandra Wood and
10th grade: Roger Abbott, Tiffany
Abbott,. Destiny Barbato, Kelsey
Bontrager, Tabatha Bramblett, Darryl
Brunson, Amber Burch, Shaquala Butler,
Emmerial Deveaux, Matthew Digsby,
Jose Duran, Chaz' Fain, Geraldine
Gutierrez, Cassandra Hires, Brooklynn
Hunt, Patrice Jackson, Heidi Jeppson,
William Keel, Megan Layfield, Brantley
Lee, Justin Lewis, Jasmine Martinez,
Ryan McIntyre, Kristyn Morris, Samantha
Morris, Patrick Pitts, Nilsa Prowant,
Angel Sapp, Seth Scheuermann, Melanie
Smith, Trenton Smith, Joseph Strong,
Jordan Sweinhart, Anthony Williams,
Trenten Wise, Krystal Yon and Donald
11th grade: Chelsea Baker, Charles
Buggs, Jr., Miranda Cain, Kelsey
Couch, Tyler Daniels, Gabriel Dawson,
Eurica Engram, Montoya Garrett,
Candice Griffin, DeeAnna Grimes,
Dillon Guilford, Caroline Johnson,
Jahnice Jones, Rufus Lee, Amanda
Lunsford, Ivy Martin, Sawyer Maxwell,
James McClellan, Lacy McLean
Paul Mosley, Makynzie O'Bryan,
Rebecca Pitts, Jacy Richards, James
Roney, Dillon Shinberger, Joseph Shiver,
Ann Marie Silcox, Alex Smith, Cameron
Smith, Karis Smith, Kayla Smith, Hayley
Sumner, Warren Tanner, China Williams,
Selena Williams and Cassandra Woods.
12th grade: Tarak Amin, Camrneica
Baker,.Virginiia Baker, Cory Baldwin,
Koneyshia Clark, Lesa Corlett, Aaron
Daniels, Alex Deason, Monique Dixon,'
Lavasyette Donaldson, Kelby Durham,
Treazure Engram, Erin Fowler, Hira
Farooqi, Blake Garrett, Kristi Grumbling,
Blake Hancock, Jeremiah Hardeit,
Jason Higgins, Darren Huff, John
Jourdan, Anna Kelley, Rachael King,
Michael Leonard, Marcus Martin, Tyler
McClellan, Jason Money, Tyler Prowant,
Quincy'Segers, Kayla Shuler, Alison
Slongo, Bria Snowden, Laura Stoltzfus
and Maria Trejo.
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Mitchell Devon Kever
celebrated his 14th birthday
on Nov. 10. He is the son of
Jeanne Shell Kever and Matt
Kever. His grandparents are
Jim and Patty Shell. Mitchell
attends Tolar Middle School
and enjoys riding his go-kart,
playing the computer, hunting
with his Uncle Stacy and
annoying his sister, Mariah
and spoiling his baby brother,
Reagan Roberts will celebrate
her third birthday on Nov. 19
with a 'My Little Pony' party at
Sam Adkins Park with family
and friends. She is the daughter
of Ridky and Janice Roberts of
Altha. Her grandparents are
Curtis and Cindy Grantham
of Altha and Alvin and Janis
Roberts of Marianna. Her
great-grandparents are Lois
Cole of Altha and Charles
and Jewell Benefield of Grand
Ridge. Reagan loves playing
with her big "Bubba," Austin,
and going to visit her MeMaw
Rielly NeSmith will celebrate
her 16th birthday on Nov.
18. She is the daughter of
James and Julie NeSmith of
Bristol. Her grandparents are
Joyce and the late Ralph Aiello
and Bert and the late Mona
McIntosh, all of Tallahassee.
Rielly loves hanging out with
her sisters, Marissa and
Gretchen and spending time
with friends and family.
Madison Dianna Smith
celebrated her second birthday
on Oct. 9. She is the daughter
of Miranda and Casey Smith
of Altha. Her grandparents
are June and Allen Pitts of
Altha, Moe Pierce and Diana
McIntyre of Blountstown and
Richard and Sandra Ward of
Marianna. Madison enjoys
playing with her babies,
dressing up and playing with
Branden Garner will celebrate
his 10th birthday on Nov. 20.
He is the son of William and
Jennifer Garner of Bristol. His
grandparents are David and
Linda Goethe of Rock Bluff,
Mike Garner of Arkansas and
Karen and David Sallisky of Ft.
Myers. His great-grandparents
are Hazel Harrington of Bristol
and Paul Pletcher of St. Marks.
Branden enjoys hanging out
with friends, riding his bike and
playing video games. -
Yon, Godwin plan Nov. 20 wedding
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in Tallahassee. She weighed 7 lbs. and 4 oz. and measured
21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Edwin and Tina
Goodman of Bristol. Paternal grandparents are Charles Mayhann
and Penny McLemore of Wewahitchka. She was welcomed home
by her big sisters, Autumn Grace and AubriAna Faith.
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Yon to Brian Godwin .of Quincy.
Brandee is the granddaughter of
the late Hinton Hatcher and Jeannette
Barber of Chattahoochee. She is
currently employed at Florida State
Brian is the son of John and Alice
Godwin of Quincy and the grandson
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Edenfield of Grand Ridge and Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Shepard of Orange.
He is currently employed at Barnes
Equipment Co. in Quincy.
The marriage will be Nov. 20 at
Gadsden County Courthouse at 1
p.m. There will be a brief reception
at the lome of the groom's parents in
Quincy from 3 to 5 p.m.
The couple plan a weekend getaway
Island. They will reside in Quincy.
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on Oct. 9
The parents and children of
Randall Pitts and Traci Huff
would like to congratulate
them on their wedding held
on Oct. 9.
The bride is the daughter of
Sharon Huff and the mother
of Tylor, Darren and Kelsey
The groom is the son of
Geneva Pitts and the father
of Dustyn and Austin Pitts,
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A season for everything wild
Snowbirds migrating to
Florida might be the most
obvious signs of the onset
of fall for some full-time
residents of the state, but
wildlife is also keenly reactive
to the accompanying seasonal
changes that include shorter
days and cooler weather. We've
written before about cold fronts
and their effects on migratory
birds, but almost all wildlife
responds to fall seasonal
changes, though sometimes
in dissimilar fashion. So do
As for birds, Neotropical
migrants are setting up shop
locally for the winter or fueling
up for a longer trip to the
Caribbean or South America.
Local bird feeders are being
visited by many species, and
increased numbers of ducks,
other migratory waterfowl and
wading birds dot our large lakes,
rivers, beaches and freshwater
ponds and tidal marshes.
As for birds of prey, northern
harriers can be seen actively
gliding over marsh areas, and
Cooper's hawks will be on
the prowl for the new feeding
opportunities brought on by the
vast migration of smaller bird
species into Florida. Eagles are
engaged in spectacular aerial
courtships, while their osprey
cousins rebuild nests, high on
a wide variety of naked perches
close to their fishing sites.
Not surprisingly, people
react to these fall migrations
too, by putting out backyard
feeders to attract birds. But
don't be surprised if your
backyard bird feeder creates an
ambush point for birds of prey
like Cooper's hawks. That's
Mother Nature -- sort of.
Bird feeders also can create
health problems for migrating
birds, so don't forget to clean
N gI On the other hand, mammals
*s Z are quite active during the fall,
see it and that includes the Florida
by Rodneyblack bear.
Barreto Although black bears don't
Chapman hibernate in Florida, they
for the prepare for it by entering
Florida Fish, a period of activity in the
and Wldlife fall, *called hyperphagia.
Conservation Hyperphagia is a behavior
Commission in all black bears that causes
them to feed at twice the
your bird feeders regularly normal daily rate they need to
with a 10-precent solution of maintain themselves.
chlorine bleach to help prevent This behavior is likely the
the spread of disease. We result of a gene that causes
owe it to these tiny migrating bears to put on weight in
birds, some having survived a preparation for a hibernation
grueling 2,000-mile journey period that in Florida, never
punctuated by bad weather and comes. Here, the caution to
other life-threatening issues, residents living in bear country
not to let them to become is to secure all trash and pet
victims of reckless human food in places and in ways
kindness by feeding them in that cannot attract a bear.
unsanitary conditions. Appreciating wildlife from
To top off the aerobatic a distance beats appreciating
bird festival, majestic sandhill it from inside your lanai or
cranes and white pelicans garage, especially if it's a
add to the variety of air show bear.
performers taking up winter Deer, hogs and squirrels
residence. are feeding actively, and of
Remember, there are good course, that signals the onset
reasons not to feed either of of hunting season.
these species, neither of which Hunters were the first
benefit from the practice. conservationists, and like all
Deliberately feeding pelicans conservationists, hunters have
at fish-cleaning stations is a vested interest in seeing
illegal. Feeding sandhill cranes that all wildlife, whether it
anywhere is illegal. is hunted or not, continues to
As for reptiles, including proliferate. Obeying the letter
native snakes, alligators, turtles -and the intent of the law, and
and a variety of other cold- insisting your hunting partners
blooded animals, the season do the same, is a great starting
for high activity is winding place from which to build an
down. Just don't forget that appreciation of all wildlife.
though the metabolic rates of Be you a snowbird, bird
cold-blooded animals decrease watcher, hunter, all around
with temperature, alligators are nature lover, pet owner or just
still capable of acting as apex somebody who appreciates
predators, and all cautions living in the Sunshine State,
in the FWC's "Living With fall is a time of thanksgiving
Alligators" brochure, need to and of wildlife.
be observed with due respect. Enjoy!
Big Bend Scenic Byway
earns national designation
APALACHICOLA -- The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
announced the addition of the Big Bend Scenic Byway to the collection of America's Byways.
The coastal route along US Highway 98 in Franklin County and the forest trails through Wakulla,
and Leon Counties link Florida's Gulf Coast with the capital city Tallahassee.
The National Scenic Byway program was established to help recognize, preserve and enhance
selected roads throughout the United States. There are currently 125 such designated Byways in
44 states. The program awards National designation based on the road's important scenic, natural,
historical, cultural, archaeological or recreational qualities.
Pam Portwood, Program Coordinator said the "Big Bend Scenic Byway features over 200
miles of forests, wildlife, historic forts, battlegrounds, museums, beaches, fishing villages, historic
towns and rural communities."
Information including maps, driving directions, and recommended stops along The Big Bend
Scenic Byway can be found at http://www.floridabigbendscenicbyway.org/.
Seven weeks and four-hundred-something miles a
I put my canoe named Aoipheus into the Chattahooc
River. It was swollen and muddy brown from three s
days of rains. Now it has brought me to Bristol for a b
lMy name's David Hanson. Earlier this summer I
cided to paddle the entire length of the Chattahooc
and Apalachicola Rivers. I grew up in Atlanta and I
a connection to this river, though I'd never done m
than jump in it from a high rock near my house. Tli
as a writer for a magazine based in Birmingham. Al
went to Apalachicola, FL and wrote a story on the to
-I met the oystermen and tonged with them one mc
ing. I learned how that same water I jumped into on
'Hooch near Atlanta flows into this bay and is the rea
why Apalachicola Bay is such an important and uni'
I liked that 500-mile-long connection and, since I
a freelance wr iter and have time to explore. I decide(
float the w hole thing this fall. I'd meet people, see
ery inch of the river, and have a grand adventure. sor
thing we all need every once in a while.
I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Pretty mi
w hat you'd expect from a long, slowjourney full of qu
tions, a camera, and an appetite for local flavor. I've sI
on islands, in woods hidden from suburban cul-de-sE
in campgrounds. at boat ramps, two motels, one RV
a barn, and in the guest rooms of people's homes. I
seen deer, coyote, hog, fox, alligator,, snakes, thousai
of buzzards, dozens of eagles, osprey, hawk, heron..
even a river otter. Maybe I'll see a beat in,the Ap
An ongoing account of David's journey c
NOVEMBER 18, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17
David Hanson is
by his brother,
SHARES HIS RIVER JOURNEY
go, chicola National Forest. Fve taught students about after r
hee quality and protecting our rivers. Ive been coon hunting. 4
)lid eaten fresh fried catfish. wild hog barbecue, drank moon-
rief shine, fed cattle, nearly been flooded by rising water,
stood on trash piles the size of pools, and slept through
de- monsoon ramns.
lee But the characters I've met over 400+ mnile; would d
'eel make Mark Twain jealous. And the hospitality, curiosity,
ore and genuine enthusiasm for my adventure and for the
en. general sense of adventure has been the most rewarding
I gift from this river. In Bristol alone. it only took three
vn. minutes at the landing to have two different [ocals offer-
rn- ing a place for me to sleep.'
he I took them up on it. By staying with Sara Alrnm
on one night and Johnny and Linda Worthington another,
ue I've had the opportunity to not only share their compa-
nv. but I've been able to walk through Bristol and get to
am know this town.
to I ate eggs and an enormous biscuit at the Apalachee
Restaurant. I attended a service at the Bri-stol Pentacos-
ae- tal Church, and I photographed Aaron Everett and his
children before Sunday school at Evangelist Davis' Mlir-
ch acle of God Church. I photographed the rixer from the
es- highway bridge at sunset. All these moments and people
ept would have passed bN me, hidden behind the trees and
.cs, swamp bordenng the ri\ er had I not been extended such
.in a welcome at the Bristol boat ramp.
ve This river and its people are magical and worth preser-
ids ation and stewardship. I hope it can remain a place that
Ind welcomes a sense of adventure and discovery for future David Hanson adjusts the name on his boat, Morpheus, as he gets ready to put in
a- generations. at the Bristol Boat Landing Monday morning to resume his river adventure.
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1 st Annual 'Hoops for Hope' takin' it
_BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL to the court for a cure Jan. 15, 2010
LEFT: R.L. Pitts and
his family after the
Back row, L-R:
Lee Ratliff, Norma
R.L. Pitts; middle
row: Peggy Frith,
June Clemons and
front row: Dan
Ratliff, Mary Rollins
and Jeanette Hall.
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R.L. Pitts honored at Veterans program Nov. 11
by Trent Smith
For months, our BHS FFA officers have been working
on our BHS Veterans Day Program. As with any event
of this kind, it was very special to all who attended. This
year's Veterans Day Program possessed an even greater
touching ambiance. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Colonel
Logan Barbee and Lt. Colonel Danny Hassig joined us
in our program by presenting a very prestigious and well
deserved medal to Mr. R.L. Pitts. He earned a Purple
Heart from -his duties in the Korean War. Due to lost
To cheer, or not to cheer? That is
something that Mrs. Kristy Baldwin
never questions. With a full plate
as an English teacher, a mother to
be, and the cheerleading coach, she
manages to keep a smile on her face
and always has a positive, relaxed
Mrs. Kristy Baldwin is married to
Triniti Baldwin, a native of Blountstown.
Theylare waiting on the arrival of their
baby girl, Sofia Isabella. The Baldwins
recently moved from Tallahassee to
Chipley with their two dogs, a Golden
Retriever named Cooper and a Chihuahua
named Winston. They wanted to be closer
to their families when Sofia arrives. Bom rn
in Milton, she is one of five children. She
has three brothers and one sister. She also
has one nephew and four nieces.
Mrs. Baldwin graduated from BHS Sen
Graceville High School and then moved teacher, Kr
on to Chipola College and from there
went to Florida State University. She
has been teaching for three years. Before she came
files when he was seriously injured, the presentation of
this high honor was prolonged by many years.
On behalf of FFA, we were more than honored to host
this presentation. Immediately following the program,
the visiting veterans and their families joined us in our
library for a short reception where this photo was taken
of Mr. Pitts and his family, shown above.
Thank you again to all who attended and to each and
every veteran for the sacrifices they have made for our
to Blountstown Highi School,
she was a teacher at Golson
Elementary School in Marianna.
This is her second year here at
BHS where she teaches Senior
To relax, she likes to curl up
on the couch and watch her favorite
T.V. show, Criminal Minds, or read
her favorite book, Great Expectations.
While relaxing, she enjoys her favorite
snack, chocolate chip cookies, baked
S by her sweet husband. She loves
to exercise, especially running and
weight-lifting. She enjoys all types of
music, but country is her favorite.
On FSU game days you can find
Mrs. Baldwin and her family heading to
the game in her little white Scion, a.k.a.
the "matchbox". There is nothing that
she loves more than spending time with
ior English her family and friends and supporting
isty Baldwin the FSU Seminoles.
Mrs. Baldwin is a very interesting
teacher. We are very happy to have her
e as a part of our Blountstown High School Family.
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SGA News: Canned food drive continues
and Toys for Tots begins Nov. 30
by Laura Stoltzfus
Blountstown High School is currently holding a canned food drive to
benefit members of the community. If every student brings in just one can,
we will'have over 400. Our school-wide goal is to bring in 431 cans and
the drive ends Thursday. Whichever first period has the most cans will get
a special prize!
We, will also be holding a Toys for Tots drive from Nov. 30 to Dec. -16.
The toys will be donated.to children who might not otherwise receive any
gifts. If a student brings in a toy or toys worth more than $5, he/she will get
a homework pass redeemable in most classes.
Both of these drives tremendously help a variety of people in our
community, so please take the time to lend a hand.
Max Herndon recipient of FL Academic Top
Scholar Award for Calhoun County Schools
Superintendent of Schools Tommy
McC lellan. is proud to announce that Max
Hcrndon is the recipient of the Florida
Academic Top Scholar Award for the Calhoun
SOne Florida Academic Scholar award
rec ipieni in each district is designated as the
% academic Top Scholar award recipient. The
? Academic Top Scholar receives funds for
college ruiion as established by the Florida
Legislature in the General Appropriations
Act in addition to the Florida Academic
Scholars Award. Max is a 2009 graduate of
Blountstown High School. He is the son of
Mark and Beth Herndon. Max is currently
Max Herndon attending Chipola College.
Pictured is the cast and crew of this year's drama. In the back, from left: M[
Director, Tyler McCoy, Samantha Scott and Kevin Alday. Middle row: Da
Summer Hand, Brittney Pate and Katelynn Ballard. Front row: Terrance
Drama department performs 'An Evening of S
by Brittney Pate
Last Friday the Altha School Drama Department presented "An I
Scenes" in the gym. The production featured scenes from dramas,
monologues and poems. Scenes from "Romeo and Juliet", "I'
"Stuntman", "PBS Plus" and "A Few Good Men" were included
Advisory Council Altha's
meets Nov. 19 for the
There will be a School Advisory TheWer
Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. program,
19 at 5 p.m. in the Media Center. with the
Anyone is welcome to attend. celebrates
Thanksgiving in and out
lunch Nov. 19 exhibit ex
Thanksgiving lunch will be served athletics
on Nov. 19. All parents who would leadership
like to eat with their child should Wendy's I
contact the office at 762-3121 to Emily Bro
make reservations. Reservations Emily i
should be made by Wednesday, daughter o
Nov. 18. Brooks. SI
Portrait re-takes has been
planned Dec. I country for
Fall re-take portraits will be played vol
lrs. Moore, taken on Tuesday, Dec. 1.. Middle and has pl
avid Bevan, school, JV and Varsity basketball,
Shanks. girls weight lifting and cheerleading B re ttn
c pictures will also be taken on this eighteen-
day. Athletes, please bring all parts old son of
of your uniform. o sp
Evening of and Tai
comedies, ALTHA SCHOOL Floyd. Hi
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Emily Brooks & Brett Floyd candidates
Wendy's High School Heisman program
ndy's High SchoolHeisman
awarded in conjunction
the achievements of the
p high school seniors both
of the classroom. To be
r this award, students must
excellence in academics,
. Altha Public School's
Heisman candidates are
oks and Brett Floyd.
s the seventeen-year-old
f Richard and Mary Frank
he has been imrohed 1i
nce middle clwool Enil)
a member of cross
r one yea anid hli
leyball and been
ider for si\ '.crt
lyed softball ti.,r
ed in y
athletics since the seventh grade.
Brett has played baseball for four
years and has played basketball for
two years. He has also been a cross
country runner for one year.
Both Wildcats are currently tied
with a grade point average of 3.85
and both are actively involved
as officers in various clubs and
organizations at Altha School, like
Beta, FCA, FCCLA and Student
Council. They are also both members
oftheAlthaFirst Baptist Youth
Our BHS boys' and girls'
basketball teams will be dressed out
in PINK on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010,
for three very special games against
the Bozeman Bucks. All three BHS
teams will be completely outfitted
.in PINK uniforms, down to their
shoelaces and arm bands.
Leading up to the Jan. 15 "Hoops
for Hope" game, the school will be
sponsoring several events that focus
on making our young people and
our community more aware of how
important it is that we take care of
our health. That evening, we will
pay tribute to cancer survivors, those
currently fighting cancer, and special
memorials will be made to those who
lost their battle with the disease.
Our first goal that had to be met
was raising the funds necessary
to purchase PINK uniforms for
all three teams. Thanks to our
generous community, this did
not take any time to accomplish!
Donations from Blountstown Drugs,
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, Golden
Pharmacy, McClellan Appraisals,
Ruth Attaway CPA and BHS alumni
Gerald Goodman have already made
it possible for us to order the teams'
BHS is working hard to make this
a very special event and additional
funds are needed to guarantee that
"Hoops for Hope" is a great success.
THINK PINK Most of us have
someone we know, love, went to
school with, live next to, or work with
that has been touched by cancer or is
currently battling to survive. Let's all
do our part to honor, encourage and
To donate and/or participate in
any way, please contact Sharon
Leonard-McCrone at 674-5724 or
NOVEMBER 18,,2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19
Voter Registration at
Altha School Nov. 20
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20
by Kayla Hires
On Friday, Nov. 20 a special
voter registration will be held
at Altha School. Mrs. Margie
will be in the Media Center from
1-4 p.m. The registration will be *
open to anybody that is a resident
of the county and is eligible to
vote. In order to register you
must be 18 years old or older,
be a citizen of the United States
and Florida and not have been
convicted of a felony without
your civil rights being restored.
When registering, you must
provide a current and valid
Florida driver's license or Florida
identification number. If you
have neither of these, you must
.provide the last four digits of your
Social Security number. During
the process you will also choose
a party to be affiliated with or
choose not to be affiliated with
Anyone needing to make a
name or address change is also
welcome to stop by and take care
of that at this time.
When coming on campus,
make sure you stop by the office
- located to the left of the White
Building to get a visitor's pass.
The office personnel will direct
you to the media center.
* Altha's Calendar of Events *
Thursday Nov. 19-Thanksgiving Meal in the Lunchroom;.
Middle School Boys' Basketball at Tolar 3 p.m.; SAC
Meeting 5 p.m.; JV/ Boys' Basketball at Poplar Springs
Friday Nov. 20-Voter Registration Drive 1-4 p.m. in Media
Center; JVV Boys' Basketball at Poplar Springs.
Nov. 23-27-Fall/Thanksgiving Break
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Altha's Cross Country team places 10th at Regionals
Altha School's Girls Cross Country team placed 10th at they've certainly set the bar very high." The girls are shown
the Regional Meet. The top six teams advance to State. here after competition at Regionals. L-R: Madison Rowe,
Altha's own 7th grader, Mary Sewell, placed 49 out of 84. Kimi Wiltse, Sharlyn Smith, Hannah Plazarin, Coach Maggie
Coach Maggie Sewell said that she was very proud of the Sewell, Carly Schwartz and Mary Sewell. Captain-Rebekah
girls and their hard work, noting, "For the their first season Wiltse in kneeling in front.
LIBERTY SCHOOL NEWS
LCH & Tolar
We would like to thank
all those in our community
who donated yam for our
We have completed over
25 toboggans and they
have been donated to Bay
Medical Center. Pictured
here are some of the hats the
students have completed
We are still working
and will have more hats
ready soon. Thanks for
supporting our students in
their efforts to help others.
Vanesa Ford, LCHS
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(Pre-K thru 5th) THURSDAY
THURSDAY Sausage and gravy biscuits or as-
Turkey and dressing, green bean sorted cereals with buttered toast,
Turkey and dressing, green bean
casserole, sweet potato souffle and hash brown and assorted fruit
i no 1;mwhole wheat rolls. juice.
A choice of low fat white,
chocolate or strawberry milk
served with all meals.
Assorted cereal with buttered toast
and assorted fruit juice.
Cheese toast and grits with ham
cubes or assorted cereals with but-
tered toast and assorted fruit juice.
Fall Break & Thanksgiving holiday
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Cheese pizza, garden salad and
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Elementary (Pre-K thru 5th)
Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes
and gravy, chilled fruit, whole wheat
roll. Alternative: Turkey and cheese
Cheese pizza, garden salad and chilled
peaches. Alternative: Turkey club.
Fall Break & Thanksgiving holiday
Dance' Nov. 21
The Hosford 8th grade class
will host 'Camo Jamo Dance'
for students in grades 3-9 on
Saturday, Nov. 21 from 7-11
p.m. The dance will be in the
Hosford School Cafetorium.
This event is to raise money
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LIBERT Y COUNTY!H1IGH SCHOOL BULLDOGFOOTBALL
Terrance Evans knocked one Hornet defender to the ground and later on the play, stiff-armed #34 for a big Bulldog gain during Liberty's
28-18 win over Cottondale. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
Dawgs beat Hornets 28-18, will host 1st round of state playoffs
by Richard Williams, Journal sports Lriter
On paper the contest between Liberty County, losers of just one game
this season, and Cottondale, winners ofjust one game this season. looked
to be a blowout in favor of the Bulldogs. Liberty \\ as happy to simply
leave Cottondale with a 28-18 come-from-behind win.
On Liberty's first drive, things looked like they would go according
to script when Kevin McCray capped a six play, 65 yard drive with a
touchdown run to make the score 7-0 after the Mike Lohse extra point.
The Bulldog defense took the field and they too lookedti be following
the same script until Cottondale hit a pass over the middle that broke for
a touchdown. The Hornets were stopped on their two-point conversion
attempt and Liberty led 7-6.
The Bulldogs then fumbled the ball away; however Liberty's defense
was able to force a Hornet punt. This time Libert 's offense held on to
the ball and once again had a six play drive capped by a Ke\ in McCray
touchdown. At the end of the first quarter LCHS led 14-6
The only points of the second quarter were scored by Cottondale to
close the gap to 14-12. The Bulldogs almost put the ball into the end zone
before the half but a Liberty receiver-was ruled to have failed to make
the catch after he dropped the ball as he was pushed out of bounds at the
three yard line.
In the second half neither team was able to score on their first possession,
but Cottondale took the lead on their second possession with 10:17
remaining in the game.
Trailing 14-18, Liberty responded with a eight play drive that included
a fourth and ten conversion. Once again it was Kevin McCray with the
touchdown and Lohse with the extra point. The Bulldogs sealed the win
by forcing Cottondale to punt and having Terrance Evans break across
the field and outrace the defenders for a touchdown with 3:28 remaining
in the game.
After the 28-18 victory over Cottondale, the Bulldogs finished the
regular season at 9-1 overall.
Liberty plays host to the largest Class 1A school in the state during the
first round of the playoffs Nov. 20. South Walton travels to Liberty with
a 8-2 record with their only losses being to Walton and Freeport.
LCHS Head Coach Grant Grantham said that South Walton looks like
Liberty on both offense and defense in that both teams play a similar
NOVEMBER 18, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21
* on to
Tigers travel to Freeport for playoff
Fourth quarter score gives
Blountstown win over Baker
by Richard Williams, Journal sports writer
With the game tied 20-20, Blountstown's Ryan McIntyre
recovered a Baker fumble and returned it six yards for a
touchdown. The two-point conversion gave the Tigers a 28-20
lead that they held the remainder of the fourth quarter to secure
the win and cap a 8-2 regular season record. -
McIntyre's heroics didn't look to be necessary-early as the
Tigers led 20-6 early in the third quarter. Baker, winless this
season, fought hard in the second half and tied the score in the
The Tigers scored first on a four yard run by Jawon Mosley
and then followed with a two-point conversion to take a 8-0 lead.
Then just 41 seconds later, Cavon Cox scored from fifteen yards
out to make the score 14-0.
Up 14-6, P.J. Buggs tossed a pass to Leon Broxton who scored
on the forty yard pass play to make the score 20-6. Baker scored
right before the half to cut the lead to 20-14.
Baker tied the game with 5:43 remaining in the third quarter
on a four yard run. The game stayed tied until McIntyre's fumble
recovery with 7:41 remaining in the game.
The.Tigers sealed the win when they picked off a Baker pass
with less than one minute to go in the contest.
The Tigers travel to Freeport Nov. 20 for a first round playoff
game against the Freeport Bulldogs. Freeport comes into the game
with a 9-1 record that doesn't include the 36-13 preseason win
Freeport had over Blountstown this year.
ABOVE RIGHT and BELOW: Tiger Princeton Grant (#2) is caught in the
middle of several Baker players before being knocked to the ground.
RIGHT: Blountstown's Jawon Mosley (#10) leaps in for the tackle.
TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS
BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL TIGER FOOTBALL
Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 18, 2009
MAYMIE GRACE WILLIAMS
BLOUNTSTOWN- Maymie Grace Williams,
101, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 in
Blountstown. She was born on Oct. 28, 1908 in
Rusk County, TX and had lived in Blountstown
since 2004, coming from Henderson, TX. She was
a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Ray Dennis and his
wife, Elsie of Blountstown; four grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will, be held Wednesday, Nov.
18 at 1 p.m. (CT) from the graveside at Mt.
Zion Cemetery in Minden, TX. Interment will
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in
charge of the arrangements.
ALTHA Ruby Pumphery, 81, passed away
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 in Marianna. She was born
on Feb. 13, 1928 in Wills Point, TX and had lived
in Altha since 1946. She was a homemaker and a
member of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Survivors include one son, Woody Ronald
Pumphery ofAltha; two daughters, Ruby Dianne
Adkins, ofAltha and Hanna Carolyn Pumphery of
Panama City; one sister, Betty Louise Tretter of
Orange, CA; seven grandchildren and 10 great-
Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18 at
11 a.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with
Reverend Luther Pumphery officiating. Interment
will follow in the Chipola Cemetery in Altha.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in.
charge of the arrangements.
LYNN HAVEN Michael Walden, 50, passed
away Monday, Nov. 16,2009 in Panama City. He
was born on Aug. 2, 1959 in Wewahitchka and
lived in Lynn Haven for the past 15 years. He was
a former resident of Calhoun County. He was a
millwright with Smurfit Stone in Panama City. He
loved playing his guitar and enjoyed fly fishing.
He was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include his wife, Sally Walden of
Lynn Haven; his mother, Hazel Walden of Lynn
Haven; one son, Josh Walden of Tallahassee;
one daughter, Georgia Walden of Tallahassee;
one granddaughter, Abby Gunn of Tallahassee; a
stepson, Jay Reed of Clarksville; a stepdaughter,
Kelsey Reed of Lynn Haven; four brothers,
George Wendell (Bo Bo) Walden and his wife,
Debbie and Kenneth Walden and his wife, Susan, -
all of Clarksville, Troy Walden and his wife,
Garnett of the Red Oak Community and Wayne
Walden and his wife, Lisa of Blountstown; two
sisters, Sharon Edge of Clarksville and Michelle
Waldroff and her husband, Kenneth of Altha; a
brother-in-law, Greg McDaniel of Tallahassee;
several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday,
Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. (CT) at Peavy
Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 19 at
3 p.m. (CT) at Travelers Rest Freewill Baptist
Church in Clarksville with Reverend Melvin Tate
and Dr. Shawn Williams officiating. Interment
will follow in Travelers Rest Cemetery in.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in
charge of the arrangements.
DENNIS ALLEN BROWN
BRISTOL Dennis Allen Brown, 52, passed
away Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at his home. He was
born Nov. 22, 1956 in Howell, MS to Claude
Carson, Jr. and Evelyn June Brown. He was a
retired lumberyard fork lift operator.
Survivors include four brothers, Stacy Lee
Brown of Bristol, Don Brown of Kissimmee and
William and Kenneth DeCamp of Fowlerville,
*MI; two sisters, Tracey Johns of Kissimmee and
Patricia Shell of Bristol.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in
charge of the arrangements.
LEWIS KARL BAILEY
BLOUNTSTOWN Lewis Karl Bailey, 52,
passed away Thursday, Nov. 12,2009 at his home
in Blountstown. He was born on August 12,. 1957
in Port St. Joe and had lived in Calhoun County for
most of his life. He was a Registered Respiratory
Therapist and was a Certified Diving Instructor. He
was a 1975 graduate of Blountstown High School,
where he served as senior class president.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis
and Louise Bailey and a brother, Ivey Bailey.
Survivors include one brother, Lewis Bailey Jr.
of Orlando; two sisters, Virginia Howard and her
husband, James ofBlountstown, Doreen Wynn of
Albany, GA and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 14 at the
Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
David Goodman Officiating. Interment followed
at Cypress Creek Cemetery in Kinard.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
ROBERT ALLEN RANDALL
ALTHA Robert Allen Randal, 73, passed
away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at his home in
Altha. He was born on Dec. 31, 1935 in Irvington,
NJ and had lived in Altha since 2003, coming
from Riverside, CA. He retired from the United
States Air Force after 23 years of duty. He was
a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He was also a
retired mail carrier.
Survivors include one son, David Randall; two
daughters, Tamara Randall and Darlene Randall;
two brothers, Dave Randall and Roy Randall and
Memorial services will be held Saturday,
Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. (CT) from the Altha United
Methodist Church with Reverend Frank Hyles
and Martha Hyles officiating. Memorialization
will be by cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in
charge of the arrangements.
DAISY I. HANSFORD
MARIANNA- Daisy I. Hansford, 94, passed
away Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 in Crestview. She
was born on March 27, 1915 in Jackson County
and had lived there most of her life. She was a
homemaker and a mepnber of the Assembly of
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Robert Hansford, Sr. and a son, Buddy Miran
Survivors include one son, Robert Hansford,
Jr. and his wife, Mildred of Crestview; two
daughters, Helen Cole and her husband, John
of Altha and Betty Simmons and her husband,
Tommy of Cottondale; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-
grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday, Nov. 13 at Peavy
Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Carroll
Senn officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Olive
Cemetery in Altha.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
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NOVEMBER 18, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23
Fall the best time to plant trees along the Gulf Coast
S by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County
Fall is the best time to plant
trees along Florida's Gulf
Coast. The heat of summer
has abated, the day lengths are
shorter and plants will spend
the winter growing, their un-
derground root systems.
Planting now allows trees to
grow their root systems sev-
eral months prior to the heat
of summer. The result will be
a stronger and healthier plant.
So if you have been think-
ing about adding a tree or two
to your landscape, now is the
time to make your decision
and get the tree planted.
But, which tree to plant?
There are many to choose
from. Because trees are typi-
cally long lived, making a
good decision initially will
save you time and trouble
in years to come. The big-
gest mistake gardeners make
is choosing a tree that will
quickly outgrow its plant-
ing site. Be sure to learn the
mature size of the tree before
picking the perfect spot for its
home. If you already have a
spot in mind, be sure that you
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These stately trees can grow
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Today, there are over 40
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are in proportion to its smaller
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compact, it still can grow up
to a height of 40 feet. While
it does have the longest flow-
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May to November,. its form
is often "shrubby", lacking a
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'Teddy Bear' got its name
because the leaves are remi-
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and fuzzy with a rusty-brown
back. The tree is smaller than
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LCHS falls to Maclay in regional semi-final game
by Crystal Spikes, contributing writer
Any true Liberty County volleyball fan that has fol-
lowed the team throughout their season this year has
certainly gotten their money's worth in exciting vol-
leyball entertainment. The Lady Bulldogs made it to
the Regional Semi-Final game where they hosted the
Maclay Marauders on Nov. 10, but came up short in
the end in front of a packed-out crowd in Bristol. *&A hI
The Lady Bulldogs started the match "off' their II,
normal game, losing the first two games and just wait-; OilS .wng-
ed too long to start digging themselves out of the hole- --
they had gotten themselves in to.
They lost the first two games 11-25 and 16-25 re-
R :spectively before fighting back to win the third game
1 25-23. The atmosphere in the gym was electrifying
and the crowd deafening at that point. Liberty County
came within a few points of pushing the match to five
games but just wasn't able to pull out game four, end-
ing with a 22-25 loss.
Offensively, Senior Hannah Moore had 8 kills and
9 services points, 2 of which were aces; Junior Tie-
sha Alston added 8 kills; Freshman Shelby White had
8 kills; and Kasey Revell added 2 aces on the night.
Senior Melanie Shuler had,23 assists and 7 service
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points. Hannah Moore and Arminda Spikes had 9 and .:
6 service points respectively.
Shelby White (#12)-slams one over for Liberty County while Arminda Spikes On the defensive side, Ashley Black led with 12
(#18) and Melanie Shuler (#9) stand ready. digs, followed by Hannah Moore with 10 digs and Ar-
minda Spikes with 4 digs. Shelby White led in blocks Hannah Moore (#7) puts one over unchallenged
DANIEL with 4, followed by Tiesha Alston with 3 blocks and for the Lady Bulldogs.
WILLIAMS Melanie Shuler with 2 blocks.
SPIKESTAL Though the Lady Bulldogs were
PHOTOS disappointed with the loss on Tues- i;
day, they still had a great season
with a dominating overall record
of 23-3 and an undefeated district
,, TI" record of 8-0.
They won their district cham-
pionship title and triumphed over
their arch-rivals across the river
twice in the season all great ac-
complishments. Coach Casi Ped-
die said, "These girls really played
all year with a lot of heart and they
never, never, never gave up. I'm
so proud of all the girls and the
successful season we've had."
S The team will only lose three se-
niors this year so it promises to be
another exciting season next year.
We look forward to seeing more
great community support for the
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ON WYBT AND WPHK
Listen to football on WYBT and WPHK. This week..
The Miami Dolphins take on Carolina
in Carolina, Thursday Nov. 19.
Air time 7:05 p.m. (CT) on K102.7.
Listen to Steven Seay and Glenn Kim-
.^ brel's play by play of the Playoffs.
(^ Blountstown High School Tigers vs
'L ** Freeport in Freeport, Friday night, Nov.
-.. 20 on K102.7 at 6:30 p.m. (CT) air time.
Hear Michael Wahlquist, Jay Taylor and Ray McCoy with all
the Liberty County High School Playoff game
action. The Bulldogs take on South Walton at a
home. Airtime is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21,
immediately following Swap Shop on K1 02.7.
The Florida Gators play Florida Interna-
tional in the Swamp this Saturday, Nov.
441111 20. Air time on K-102.7 at 11 a.m. (CT).
NOVEMBER 18, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25
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Lots available in THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALKC REGISTERED
Wallace Subdivision, AKC REGISTERED "
site built homeLASS IFI BEDaS sse"u
To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
Atnrtdo aRntnle Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
ITEMS FOR SALE
Two antique chairs from the early
1900s, both painted black, in good
condition, $10 each. Call 643-
Sofa $55; stove $135. Call 674-
32" Toshiba TV, about a year old,
$350. Call 643-2371. 11-18,11-25
Treadmill, $200. Call 643-1591.
Underwater video camera with
B/W monitor, new, never used, Har-
bor freight Model 91309, 60 ft. ca-
ble, charger, battery and case, $90
OBO. Call (850) 697-8665.
Dark Cherry Eddie Bauer bassi-
net, paid $160, asking $115, used 4
weeks. Call 447-2610. 11-18,11-25
DVD player, $20. Call 379-3966.
Aluminum storm door, 36 inch
wide, $20. Call 674-1637. 11-11,11-18
Harley Davidson helmet, men's
size Lg, paid $200, asking $75. Call
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-sniall,
$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.
Queen size mattress and box
springs, $35; chair and other furni-
ture, best offer. Call 674-3264.
Bowflex home gym, in good condi-
tion. Call 299-6394. 11-11,11-18
Oven-wall mount, $50; 2-car vacu-
ums, $50; converter for TV, $30;
house vacuum $50. Call 237-1587.
Whirlpool microwave, new, hood
vent and lights for over stove range.
Paid $300, asking $200; older mod-
el dishwasher, built-in, works good,
$40 0BO. Call 674-5337, leave
Roper refrigerator, like new, $250;
electric stove, $50. Call 643-5957.
1989 Lincoln Town Car, as is, $300.
Call 237-1587. 11-18,11-25
2003 Buick LeSabre, 49K miles,
full power, all electric, V-6, excellent
condition, elderly lady can't drive
anymore, Call 674-5251. 11-18,11-25
1990 Cadillac Deville Sedan, good
condition, looks good and drives
-A tOr~n(11 7A-q~'5
oog d, $2,500. Call 76 6
TRUCKS & SUVS
1990 Ford Areostar Minivan, ex-
tended Eddie Batter edition, front
and rear air which needs recharg-
ing (R12), four reclining seats, rear
bench lets into bed and is remov-
able as are the two rear seats. Nice
interior, tinted glass, good tires,
low mileage, recent oil change and
alignment. Mileage for Hwy. 23
MPG, 19-20 city. Asking $2,200 but
ready to deal, give me an offer. Call
443-2422 in Bristol. 11-18,11-25
1987 single axle dump truck, works
good, $3,800. Call 762-8185.
1988 Ford Bronco, body in sort of
rough shape, $400; 1996 Dodge
pickup, 318 automatic, cold AC,
$1,200; 1991 Mustang parts car,
fiberglass body kit and hood, will
trade for anything of equal value.
Call 227-4881. 11-18,11-25
1991 Toyota pickup, regular cab,
4WD, 4 cylinder, runs great, $2,500.
Call 643-1591. 11-18,11-25
1995 Chevy Tahoe, needs trans-
mission, $2,500 OBO. Call 209-
9608. 11-18, 11-25
1996 Dodge 1500, two wheel drive,
loaded with Dixie package, $3,500.
Call 227-4881. 11-18,11-25
1993 Ford Ranger (LT, $1,500 firm.
Call 674-1637. 11-11,11-18
1973 Jeep CJ5, $2,500. Call 674-
1978 or 209-9705. 11-11,11-18
1987 Suz Samurai JLX 4
Jeep, nice condition, rur
been lifted, lots of custo
great hunting vehicle, $3,51
V-6 Chevy starter, brand n
er used, $75. Call 674-163
Four Cooper tires, 24
35,000 miles, $100 for all. I
5337, leave message.
1992 Honda Goldwing n
cle, 1500 Aspen Cade, 25
fully dressed out, many extr
than $3,000 worth), Canc
Red, $5,000. Call 643-630.
2006 Honda 4-wheeler 3
wheel drive, excellent shape
2005 Honda 4-wheeler 250
shift, $1,900. Call 227-488
2008 110 4-wheeler, front
racks, excellent condition, I
10 hours riding time, $60
3. 2004 Yamaha Bruin 350, automat-
11-11,11-18 ic, vry low hours, excellent condi-
tion, $2,000. Call 643-1402.
HOMES & LAND
1.4 acres land with septic and well,
$20,000. Call 643-6488. 11-18,11-25
2004 Modular home, excellent
condition, 2-bdr/2-bath, all applianc-
es, ceiling fans, custom deck, new
central heat and air guaranteed 10
years. You move it, $30,000 OBO,
located in Apalachicola. Call 653-
9118 or 653-8122. 11-18,11-25
1989 14x66 Liberty mobile home,
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, $7,500. Call
Big lot on Chipola River, located in
Calhoun County. Call 643-1514.
3-horse lawn mower motor, $50;
6-horse lawn mower motor, $50;
power motor for air-compressor or
grinder, $50. Call 237-1587.
Skill saw and chop saw, $50 for
both. Call 379-3966. 11-18,11-25
55-gallon steel drums with lids,
25, $10 and up, excellent storage.
Call 592-5780. 11-18 thru 12-23
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
Trailer pull behind car, 3 ft. 4 in.
wide x 4 ft. long, $60. Call 674-
1637. 11-11, 11-18
ew, nev- Craftsman wood plainer, like
7. new $200; pressure washer, $100;
11-11, 11-18 air compressor, $50; home-made
bench grinder, $20. Call 674-1637.
11-1111-8 150 gallon steel water trough w/
automatic waterer; large cattle feed
trough; barbed wire; 1 roll quarter
inch electric hot wire, 656 ft., white
LES rope brand new still in plastic. Call
LES 299-6394. 11-11,11-18
as (more Free puppies, six weeks old, white
ly Apple English bulldog mix. Call 762-8423
4. for more details. 11-18,11-25
Free cat; Cur-dog/Black Lab mix;
350, two two Yellow Labs. Call 237-1587.
$2,600; 11-18, 11-25
1. Free male puppy, black with some
11-18, 11-25 white, friendly, looks like Lab mix.
Was dropped off at my home. Call
and roar 447-0070. 11-18, 11-25
Five Bulldog/Lab mix puppies, 1
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Nov. 22 Nov. 28
ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Keep your lips closed, Aries, even
if you need to duct tape them shut.
Anything you say this week will be
taken the wrong way and you don't
need any enemies at this time.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
There's more than meets the eye
to a situation that arises on Tues-
day, Taurus. You will have to read
between the lines if you want to
gauge the outcome.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, with your financial situ-
ations in order, it may seem like
the right time to do a little extra
spending. However, the best thing
you can do right now is to keep
your wallet shut.
CANCER -Jun 22/Jul22
Cancer, you're antsy this week and
your restlessness is causing you to
take shortcuts when you shouldn't.
Focus your attention on what you
need to get done.
Risky-endeavors are not the way
to go, Leo. You should steer
toward safe bets instead. It's
important to have stability in your
life at this junction in time.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You need all the help you can get,
Virgo, but unfortunately there
aren't too many offers for helping
hands this week. It's time to call in
some favors, pronto.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
The best laid plans often go awry,
Libra, which you'll find is the case
with travel you had scheduled.
With a little patience everything
will work out in the end.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
There's a lot going on in your life
at this time, Scorpio, but being the
great organizer and go-getter that
you are you'll find a way to make
it all work out.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21
What you could use is some sage
relationship advice, Sagittarius,
but there's no one willing to offer
it. Use your common sense to
figure out how to make the most
of your love life.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
This week you are propelled
through your daily tasks and have
lots of extra time for recreational
activities, Capricorn. How will
you put the time to good use?
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
There's not much you can say to
calm an escalated situation this
week, Aquarius, but your actions
will speak quite loudly. Others
turn to you for support.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Remarkable things happen this
week without much effort on your
part, Pisces. Have fun sorting it
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Katherine Heigl, Actress (31)
John Larroquette Actor (62)
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male and 4 females, free to good
home. Call 688-2827. 11-18, 11-25
Horse trailer, holds 2 horses, two ax-
les, saddle compartment, hay room
or dressing room in front, 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. 11-11,11-18
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.
Golden Retriever, female, ap-
proximately 1 year old, had shots,
spayed, free to a good home. Call
Someone to share rent/utilities.
Call 643-2468 or 643-6912.
GE telephone answering machine.
Call 674-8570 leave message.
Junk cars and trucks, any condition.
We pay cash. Call 762-8459 or 272-
1126 cell. UFN
Jayco pop-up camper, 7x20,
sleeps six, kept under shed, $1,200.
Call 447-2042. 11-18, 11-25
1/4 rounds Items
1/2 rounds subject to
Flat Face availability
2000 Travel Supreme 5th wheel
34 ft., excellent condition, $18,500.
Call 442-6183. 11-11,11-18
BOAT & GUNS
Remington 1100 semi-auto shot
gun, 410 GA with vent rib barrel, full
choke, walnut checkered stock and
forearm, good condition, $695 OBO.
Call 443-2422 in Bristol.
380 Cal. Jimenez Arms Inc., Las
Vegas, NV compact; about 5.3 inch-
es overall, semi-auto with clip, 19
oz. $200. Call 443-2422. 11-18, 11-25
Ruger Redhawk pistol, .44 Mag,
excellent condition, $475. Call 762-
2133. 11-18, 11-25
Ruger rifle, model Mini-30 7.62x39
cal., 3x9 scope, 6 magazines and
ammo. New condition, $650 qBO;
Beretta over/under shotgun Model
BL-3 20 gauge, 3 inch chambers,
mod/imp choke, finest bird gun
made, excellent condition, $1,000.
Call (850) 697-8665. 11-18,11-25
.38 Snub nose special, made by
Colt, $475. Call 643-3272. 11-18. 11-25
Ruger Mark II, 280 bolt action rifle
with 4x16x40 scope, $450. Call
Browning Bow w/case, arrows:and
a release. Call (850) 508-0529.
6'6" Posts, Top Size, under 2'
2-3" 3-4" 4-5" 5"+
Ammo reloading supplies, 45 cal.
and 3030 cal. casings and primer.
Call 674-6242. 11-11,11-18
4 ALTHA 4
Multi-Family Yard Sale on Satur-
day, Nov. 21 from 8-12, on Hwy 274
W, approx. 1 mile out of Altha. Baby
boy and toddler girl clothes and
toys, TVs, household items, Chris-
tian books, etc. Cancelled if raining.
0 BRISTOL 0
Saturday, Nov. 21 beginning at 8
a.m. located in Bristol, turn at traffic
light going north towards river land-
ing, white doublewide on 1st drive-
way to left. Miscellaneous house-
hold items, furniture, toys, women
and young teen boy's clothes. Call
-670-8540 or 556-9348.
t. BLOUNTSTOWN I
Saturday, Nov. 21 from 7-11 a.m.
on Hwy. 20 west in Blountstown.
Saturday, Nov. 21 beginning at 8
a.m. located at Orange and Oak
Street in Blountstown. Baby items,
women's clothes, misc. items, can-
cel if rain. Call 674-9841.
Deadline for all
Saturday at NOON!
1,000 square foot
building across from
Wakulla Bank in
Blountstown for rent
4 BR/2 BA MH
located in Clarksville
No pets allowed inside.
3/1.5 Mobile Home
$450/month + electrical
2 RV Spots Available
with Full Hookup
On Ochlockonee River
To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
Do You Have an Unusual Pet?
If so, call the Journal and
YOU could be featured in
Pets & Their People!
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Wild weekend planned for the
14th annual Plantation Wildlife
Arts Festival on Nov. 21 & 22
THOMASVILLE--Excitement is building at
the Thomasville Cultural Center as it prepares
to host the 14thAnnual Plantation Wildlife Arts
Festival on Nov. 21 and 22.
Over 60 artists from across the United States
will bring their original works of art for show and
sale. A wide variety of work will be available for
purchase including oil and watercolor paintings,
sculpture, carvings, photography, jewelry and
Amy Poor from Union, OR is being honored
as this year's featured painter. Poor is known for
her fluid style and use of brilliant color, as well
as the special way she portrays movement in her
paintings. A watercolor painter, Poor captures
her subjects by allowing the paint to move and
flow in an unpredictable and ephemeral way.
She has shown her work in numerous wildlife
and western art shows, as well as in numerous
fine galleries across the United States.
This year's featured sculptor is Maureen Riley,
an avid sportswoman who enjoys expressing her
country pursuits through art. Motivated by a
love of storytelling, Riley uses her keen sense
of observation to capture dynamic moments in
her representational bronzes. Riley's work has
been shown in the Smithsonian, as well as in
art exhibitions across the United States and in
Italy. She is a member of the Society of Animal
Artists, National Sculpture Society and the Oil
Painters of America. She resides in Lakeland,
Since the first festival in 1996, the Plantation
Wildlife Arts Festival has earned the reputation
of being one of the country's best wildlife and
sporting arts festivals, attracting over 80,000
visitors each year.
Festival Director Sharlene Cannon says the
Festival has several highlights for every member
of the family.
"Whether you're a sportsman, animal
-lover, or just all-around nature enthusiast, this
festival will provide hours of entertainment and
enjoyment," said Cannon.
In addition to the art show and sale, a variety
of lectures and demonstrations will entertain
festival-goers of all ages. Greathouse Butterflies
will once again pitch their butterfly garden tent,
and the Tallahassee Museum will set up a booth
with both nature activities and Florida wildlife.
Rangers from Reed Bingham State Park will bring
reptiles, amphibians, and birds for show-and-tell.
Back by popular demand, Sheila Klein, aka "the
Spider Lady", will bring her eight-legged friends.
Evelyn and Don Dally .from Albany, Georgia's
Parks at Chehaw will once again offer up-and-close
animal encounters and humorous tales from their
experiences at the zoo.
New demonstrations this year include archery
and casting lessons taught by Beau Turner and an
exhibition of underwater sea creatures provided
by the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab of Panacea,
Festival Chairmari Debbie Gaskins says Festival
visitors can also try their hand at duck decoy
carving, fly fishing and pottery painting, hunt for
treasure in a fossil dig, and see a field trial dog
"It is extremely thrilling to have not only artists
and demonstrators from Thomasville, but from all
around our region gathered together to educate and
entertain at the festival," said Gaskins. "We have
so much to appreciate about our area of the country
and about nature-let's celebrate!"
The festival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Thomasville Cultural Center
which is located one-half mile north of downtown
Thomasville on -lighway 319. Tickets cost $12
for adults and $5 for children ages 5-11. Children
4 and under are admitted free of charge. Proceeds
from the Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival benefit
the arts and education programs of the Thomasville
Cultural Center. For more information visit the
festival website at pwaf.org or call the center at
The Thomasville Cultural Center is a non-
profit organization dedicated to enriching the
lives of south Georgia residents through the
visual, performing, and literary arts. For more
information about the Thomasville Cultural Center,
please call 229-226-0588 or visit the Center 's
website at thomasvilleculturalcenter.org.
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THANK YOU to each of
you who came out in the
bad weather and cast your
vote for me last Tuesday.
I promise to work hard to
be deserving of the trust
and confidence that you
have entrusted in me to
serve as your City Council
representative. This is
your city and I will always
remember that I work for
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Fall festival of the
arts set at Chipola
MARIANNA-Chipola College's Chamber Chorus, Rock
and Jazz Ensemble, and Show Choir invite the public to a free
Fall Festival of the Arts in the Chipola Arts Center, Sunday,
Nov. 22, at 2:30 p.m.
Music will be presented by the Chamber Chorus under
the direction of Bethany Kiral, and accompanied by Dr. Josh
Martin. The audience will enjoy songs such as Bonse Aba, a
traditional Zambian Song, and works by P.L. van Dijk and G.F.
Handel. The Chamber Chorus will be joined by community
members for a portion of the concert.
Chipola's Show Choir will entertain with three high energy
medleys including Aladdin, Medley from the Broadway
musical Jekyll and Hyde, and Disco Fever: A medley of '70's
The Rock and Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr.
Daniel Powell will swing into action with a compliment of
standard jazz tunes and familiar rock favorites to close out the
show. Students and community members in this ensemble
have worked to provide a toe-tapping concert that will feature
various jazz styles that challenge the members to improvise
and work together.
Guests also are invited to enjoy a Student Art Show from
the teaching studios of Chipola adjunct art instructors Kelly
Boehmer and Chuck Carbia.
Joan Stadsklev, Chipola director of Fine and Performing
Arts, says, "Parents of our students will be honored during
the event. We especially want to thank them for sending their
children to Chipola."
This non-ticketed event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Joan Stadsklev at 718-2301
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NOVEMBER 18, 2009 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
The Liberty County, Florida (the
"County") hereby provides notice,
pursuant to section 197.3632(3)
(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent
to use the uniform method of col-
lecting non-ad valorem special as-
sessments to be levied within the
unincorporated area of the Coun-
ty, for the cost of providing solid
waste services commencing for
the Fiscal Year beginning on Oc-
tober 1, 2010 and continuing until
discontinued by the County. The
County will consider the adoption
of a resolution electing to use the
uniform method of collecting such
assessments authorized by sec-
tion 197.3632, Florida Statutes,
at a public hearing to be held at
7:00 p.m. on December 8, 2009 at
the 2nd Floor Courtroom, Liberty
County Courthouse, 10818 NW
SR 20, Bristol, Florida. Such res-
olution will state the need for the
levy and will contain a legal de-
scription of the boundaries of the
real property subject to the levy.
Copies of the proposed form of
resolution, which contains the le-
gal description of the real property
subject to the levy, are on file at
the County Clerk, 10818 NW SR
20, Bristol, Florida. All interested
persons are invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to
appeal any decision by the County
with respect to any matter relating
to the consideration of the resolu-
tion at the above-referenced public
hearing, a record of the proceed-
ing may be needed and in.such an
event, such person may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of
the public hearing is made, which
record includes the testimony and
evidence on which the appeal is to
be based. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accom-
modation or an interpreter to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact the County Clerk at (850)
643-2215, three (3) days prior to
the date of the hearing.
DATED this 11th day of November
By Order of:
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Publish in a newspaper of general
circulation during the weeks of:
November 10-16, 2009
November 17-23, 2009
November 24-30, 2009 11-1 T12-2-09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, PRIVATE IN AND FOR
CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-PR-61
IN RE: The Estate of
PRIVATE NOTICE OF
The administration of the estate
of SYLVESTER SIMMONS, de-
ceased, File Number 09-CP-61,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Calhoun County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
20859 Central Ave. E., Blount-
stown, FL 32424. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE OF
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice
is served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is November 11, 2009.
Attorney for Personal
THOMAS R. THOMPSON
Thompson, Crawford & Smiley,
Attorneys at Law
Post Office Box 15158
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Florida Bar No. 890596
15771 NW 18th Place
Miami, FL 33054 1-1181-18- 0
USDA Forest Serv
Liberty County, Flo
Bradwell Game Farm I
The Forest Service pro
treat approximately 316
slash and loblolly pine
the Bradwell Game Farrr
Area in Compartment 1
compartment is located ir
19, 20 and 30 of Townshi
(T1S), Range 4 West (F
sections 24 and 25 of To
South (T1S), Range 5 WE
of Liberty County, Florida
Based on initial review
data information there E
stands (108 acres) ready for 1st
thinning, four stands (41 acres)
ready for an intermediate thinning,
and three stands (21 acres) to be
clearcut and returned to historic
wildlife openings. In addition to
these stands, stand 5 (40 acres)
will be clearcut, treated with the
herbicide, planted with longleaf,
and have ground cover restora-
tion. Stand 31 (27 acres) is a stand
that was cut over in the past and
has been taken over by laurel oak,
sparse loblolly and sparkleberry.
This stand will have the overstory
removed by a combination of bio-
mass, firewood cutting and herbi-
cide. When the hardwoods have
been controlled, the stand will be
planted with longleaf and have
ground cover restoration. Stand
19 (76 acres) was mixed loblolly
and bottomland hardwood, that
was underplanted with loblolly in
1970. The stand will be thinned
to 50 BA, favoring hardwood over
pine, with scattered openings that
will be planted or seeded with de-
sirable hardwood. The number of
stands to treat is not expected to
change significantly from this es-
timate at the time of implementa-
Connected with these actions
would be the: reconstruction of
approximately 1.49 miles of main-
tenance level 3 roads, reconstruc-
tion of 1.5 miles of maintenance
level 2 roads, and purchaser
maintenance of approximately
2.05 miles of maintenance level
2 roads at the time of the timber
sale. There will be the following
temporary developments for the
timber sale: establishment of ap-
proximately 0.5 miles of tempo-
rary road, several skids trails and
log landings; all of which will be
closed after the timber sale opera-
tions are complete.
Also proposed are archeological
interpretation sites with kiosks
and interpretive signs. These will
.be accessed by a mixed use hik-
ing and horseback riding trail. A
primitive canoe launch and park-
ing area will be established on the
scenic Ochlockonee River.
The proposed actions are de-
signed to restore and interpret
the area to early 1900's era con-
ditions, improve gopher tortoise
habitat, improve forest health and
sustainability, and to implement
R the direction of the forest plan.
The proposed actions are needed
to move toward the desired future
vice conditions set forth in the National
Forest Forests in Florida Revised Land
District and Resource Management (For-
rida est) Plan 1999. The Forest Ser-
vice will evaluate three alterna-
Analysis tives: 1) Proposed action, 2) No
herbicide (hand tools) alternative
and 3) No action.
acres of An Environmental Assessment
stands in (EA) is currently available for re-
SAnalysis view and comments. The EA is
13. The available by request or on the in-
n sections ternet at http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/
p 1 South florida. It is anticipated that a Deci-
34W) and sion Notice will be prepared in ac-
)wnship 1 cordance with the Forest Service
est (R5W) Handbook 1909.15, Section 31.2.
Pursuant to 36 CFR 215.5, the
of stand Responsible Official is seeking
are three comments on this proposal. Com-
ments need to be as specific as.
possible and must be postmarked
or received within 30 days after
this publication. Oral or hand-
delivered comments must be re-
ceived within our normal business
hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Thursday and 8:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, closed on
federal holidays. Comments may
be mailed electronically to our of-
fice, in a common digital format, at
should be sent to District Ranger,
57 Taff Drive, Crawfordville, FL
32327. For more information on
this proposal contact Sonja Du-
rrwachter at (850) 643-2282, ext
STATE OF FLORIDA
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department announces re-
ceipt of an application for a permit
from the Florida Department of
Transportation, file number 39-
0292057-001-DF, to mill and re-
surface 25.6 miles of State Road
65 in Liberty County. Impacts to
Waters of the State are proposed
to widening 9 mil6s of the roadway
from 10' to 12' (no paved shoul-
ders are proposed), culvert work
at 52 locations totaling 90 pipes
(25 replaced, 15 extended, and
12 will remain), and the addition
of 45 mitered end sections for side
drains. Impacts to Waters of the
State for this project include 5.92
acres of temporary fill, 0.29 of an
acre of permanent fill, and 2.68
acres of temporary disturbance
form construction. Two temporary
roads will be utilized on the east
side of the existing roadway at cul-
vert structures CD39 and CD54.
This project is located at State
Road 65 beginning at the Franklin
County line and continuing to the
north of Cypress Branch Bridge in
Liberty County, Florida,
Sections 3, 10, 15, 16, 21, 28, and
32, Township 2 South, Range 6
West, Sections 5-7, Township 3
South, Range 6 West, Sections
12, 13, 22-24, 26-28, 32, 33,
Sections 5-8, 18, 31, Township 4
South, Range 7 West, Sections
13, 24, and 25, Township 4 South,
Range 8 West, Sections 6, 7, 18,
and 30, Township 5 South, Range
7 West Latitude/Longitude: 300
12' 00", 0840 55' 00", in Liberty
Much of the project is through the
Apalachicola National Forest.
This application is being pro-
cessed and is available for public
inspection during normal business Petitions filed by any persons oth-
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., er than those entitled to written no-
Monday through Friday, except tice under Section 120.60(3), Flor-
legal holidays, at the Northwest ida Statutes, must be filed within
District, Tallahassee Branch Office fourteen days of publication of
at 630-3 Capital Circle Northeast, the notice or within fourteen days
Tallahassee, Florida 32301. n.a1809 of receipt of the written notice
STATE OF FLORIDA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
whichever occurs first. Section
The Department of Environmental
Protection gives notice of its intent
to issue a permit to Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections, Bailey Bare-
foot, Environmental Administrator,
2601 Blairstone Rd, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-2500 to substantial
modify the Liberty Correctional
Institution wastewater treatment
plant (WWTP). The permitted
plant capacity of the WWTP will
increase from 0.200 MGD an-
nual average daily flow (AADF) to
0.280 MGD AADF.
The substantial modification in-
clude changes to the surge tank to
increase the anoxic process
(72,600 gallons) with a new float-
ing mixer, a new stand-alone re-
placement external surge equal-
ization basin (89,035 gallons)
and addition aeration volume will
be provided via conversion of the
original anoxic cells to expand the
aeration basins (204,100 gallons).
The permitted requests that the
four (4) existing percolation ponds
currently permitted for 0.200 MGD
to be re-rated for 0.280 MGD. In
addition, the permit is revised to
allow the application of liquid and/
or dry residuals on the approved
land application sites.
The facility is located at lati-
tude 30028'00.77" N, longitude
84051'29.0311" W on County
Road 1641, Bristol, Florida 32321-
9711 in Liberty County.
The intent to issue and applica-
tion file are available for public
inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to. 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, except le-
gal holidays, at the Department's
Northwest District Office, 160
Governmental Center, Suite 308,
Pensacola, Florida 32502-5794,
at phone number (850)595-8300.
The Department will issue the per-
mit with the attached conditions
unless a timely petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing is filed under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, within fourteen
days of receipt of notice. The pro-
cedures for petitioning for a hear-
ing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial in-
terests are affected by the De-
partment's proposed permitting
decision may petition for an ad-
ministrative proceeding (hear-
ing) under Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes. The pe-
tition must contain the information
.set forth below and must be filed
(received by the Clerk) in the Of-
fice of General Counsel of the De-
partment at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida
Administrative Code, a person may
request an extension of the time
for filing a petition for an adminis-
trative hearing. The request must
be filed (received by the Clerk) in
the Office of General Counsel be-
fore the end of the time period for
filing a petition for an administra-
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Send a thank-you to a vet
To the editor,
I would like to send
out a. Veteran's Day
For several years, ,
my first grade class has
created a thank-you note
to send to our veterans,
for their sacrifices and
service to our country.
Then each.child would copy the
letter in their best handwriting, and
seal it in an envelope, sometimes
including a picture.
To be sure each note went to
a veteran on Nov. 11th, one year -
on a Sunday, I passed them out
Other years I have gone to
Walmart, restaurants, or shopping
centers asking strangers if they
are veterans. When they said yes,
I gave them a note.
120.60(3), Florida Statutes, how-
ever, also allows that any person
who has asked the Department for
notice of agency action may file a
petition within fourteen days of re-
ceipt of such notice, regardless of
the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy
of the petition to the applicant at
the address indicated above at
the time* of filing. The failure of
any person to file a petition or
request for an extension of time
within fourteen days of receipt of
notice shall constitute a waived
of that person's right to request
an administrative determination
(hearing) under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any
subsequent intervention (in a pro-
ceeding initiated by another party)
will be only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing of
a motion in compliance with Rule
28-106.205, Florida Administra-
A petition that disputes the materi-
al facts on which the Department's
action is based must contain the
following information, as indicated
in Rule 28-106.201, Florida
(a) The name and address of each
agency affected and each agen-
cy's file or identification number, if
(b) The name, address, and tele-
phone number of the petitioner;
the name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner's repre-
sentative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes dur-
ing the course of the proceeding,
and an explanation of how the pe-
titioner's substantial interests will
be affected by the determination;
(c) A statement of when and how
the petitioner received notice of
the Department's decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed is-
sues of material fact. If there are.
none, the petition must so indi-
(e) A concise statement of the .ul-
timate facts alleged, including the
specific facts the petitioner con-
tends warrant reversal or modi-
fication of the Department's pro-
(f) A statement of the specific rules
or statutes the petitioner contends
require reversal or modification of
the Department's proposed ac-
ITH A LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Write: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal
P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321
Often as I continue with my
search, the vets will find me in
the store or restaurant and thank
me again once they have read
My children have been
privileged to receive notes from
soldiers encouraging them to keep
up the good work and study hard.
In the last two years, we have
heard from 80-year-old veterans
who said this was the first time
anyone had ever thanked them.
(g) A statement of the relief sought
by the petitioner, stating precisely
petitioner wishes the Department
to take with respect to the Depart-
ment's proposed action.
Because the administrative hear-
ing process is designed to formu-
late final agency action, the filing
of a petition means that the De-
partment's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by
it in this notice. Persons whose
substantial interests will be af-
fected by any such final decision
of the Department have the right
to petition to become a party to the
proceeding, in accordance with
the requirements set forth above.
Mediation under Section 120.573,
Florida Statutes, is not available
for-this proceeding. 11-189
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR LIBERTY
CASE NO. 39 2009 CA 000092
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
MATTHEW DEWAYNE PERKINS,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgement of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated No-
vember 12, 2009 and entered in
Case No. 39 2009 CA 000092 of
the Circuit Court of the SECOND
Judicial Circuit in and for LIBERTY
County, Florida wherein BANK OF
AMERICA, N.A., is the Plainiff and
MATTHEW DEWAYNE PERKINS;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MATTHEW DEWAYNE PERKINS
N/K/A REBECCA PERKINS; TEN-
ANT #1 N/K/A REBECCA PER-
KINS are the Defendants, I will
sell td the highest and best bid-
der for cash at FRONT DOOR OF
THE LIBERTY COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 16
day of February, 2010, the folldw-
They were quick to
say that they were
just doing their
jobs, but ladies
and gentlemen -we
can and should do
My challenge is if
you-are an educator,
pastor, group leader,
grateful American ... please
encourage those in your area of
influence to write a note and put
it in the hand of a veteran.
Let our veterans know that we
are indeed a grateful nation. Don't
deperid on someone else to make
a speech on your behalf. Write
it down. Sign your name. Do it
every year. The encouragement
Sincerely, Ruth Barth
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgement:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF ESTIFFAN-
ULGA LAKESIDE ESTATE PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 24, LIBERTY
COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 64 DEGREES 43
MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST
ALONG THE NORTHERLY
BOUNDARY OF STATE ROAD
333, 681.0 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE NORTH 25 DEGREES
17 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST 100.31 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE NORTH 73 DEGREES
14 MINUTES 07 SECONDS
WEST 376.02 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE NORTH 64 DEGREES
00 MINUTES 40 SECONDS
WEST 132.0 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE NORTH 60 DEGREES
12 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST
435.48 FEET, THENCE SOUTH
55 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST 294.02 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE SOUTH 55 DEGREES
54 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST 204.67 FEET TO A POINT,
THENCE NORTH 18 DEGREES
15 MINUTES 50 SECONDS
WEST 360.24 FEET TO A POINT
ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY
OF A COUNTY ROAD, THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY ALONG A
CURVE CONCAVE TO THE LEFT
HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 18 DEGREES 03 MINUTES
00 SECONDS AND A RADIUS
OF 306.86 FEET FOR AN ARC
DISTANCE OF 106.12 FEET TO
A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 34
DEGREES 26 MINUTES 47 SEC-
ONDS EAST 330.02 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
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BRISTOL, FL 323214123
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on November 13,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
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Youth Field 1
ABOVE: Brooks Hayes helps a young visitor
from Georgia with the drill as he works on his
TOP: Kids get a chance to pet a real live baby
gator during .a visit with FWC Officer Mike
The Ducks Unlimited Apalachicola
Valley Chapter held the Green Wing/
Youth Field Day Saturday, Nov. 14 in
Calhoun County. Around 30 kids regis-
tered for the day of fun, which included
many educational activities related
to hunting safety. Activities included
4-wheeler safety and rides, firearm
safety and target shooting, a Game
and Fish demonstration by Mike Guy
and a dog hunting demonstration by
the Dan-D-Ridge Plantation. The .kids
built wooden duck boxes and attended
classes on the ethics and identification
of duck hunting. The kids were treated
to lunch before the day was complete.
Partners for the event were Florida
Fish & Wildlife Commission, Norris
Smoke House, Neal Land & Timber
and Big River Cypress.
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