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-Volume 29, Number 50 Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

Hospital holds
ceremony to
adopted rooms

/ DEAR \
Tell the reindeer
I said, "Hi." Here
are some things I
want and want to
give to my family.
First,. I would love to
have the American
girl doll, Rebecca.
Second, I would
love, I mean love to,
have a Wii.. Third, a
new set of china for
my mom. Fourth,
new hunting clothes
for my dad. And fifth,
new study books
for my brother. Also
a book about table
manners for him.
We need it bad!
Trust me.
Sarah Lynn
B.E.S. students
write to Santa

It's going to take more than rain to
dampen the spirits of those taking part
in the annual Lights of Uberty Christmas
Parade in Bristol. A dedicated group
i came together Saturday night, despite
the soggy roads and waterfilled ditches,
to make their way down State Road 20
for a small but appreciative group. The
rain stopped just before the line-up and
held off until the end of the parade.
RIGHT: The weather may have beer
dreary but Tamara Mason, dressed
as the Statute of Liberty, had a bright
smile. BELOW RIGHT: Parade Grand
Marshal Gloria Keenan. BELOW: Kids
wait for some candy to be thrown out.
See more photos on page 17.

Gadsden biopower energy facility proposed near Liberty line
QUINCY City of Gretna, Gadsden announced its partnership with Hamilton
County, regional and state officials, County on May 27.
along with key Gadsden County business The United States Department of Energy
leaders and representatives from the ( states "bioenergy
media, attended an announcement at technologies use renewable biomass [plants
the City of Gretna on Wednesday, Dec. and plant-derived materials] resources to
9 as the Gadsden County Chamber produce an array of energy related products
of Commerce and the City of Gretna sit including electricity. Biomass offers America
declared the proposed placement of a a tremendous opportunity to use domestic and
clean, biopower facility in the Gretna sustainable resources to provide its fuel, power,
area. The ADAGE LLC facility will and chemical needs." The ADAGE renewable
generate green electricity for Florida by energy facility in Gretna will use wood and
using bioenergy technology. excess products [i.e. tree limbs] from pine
ADAGE is a joint venture between trees which are readily accessible throughout
AREVA and Duke Energy created to Gadsden County and the surrounding area.
provide, clean biopower energy solutions Artist's rendering of proposed facility. Biopower is a sustainable, natural resource
to electricity customers such as utilities Artist's rendering of proposed facility that will create a long term positive economic
and municipality electric companies in the United States. the second proposed Florida location in a series of fifty impact for Gadsden County by providing local investment
It is the first biopower partnership in the United State megawatt plants in the United States that will use clean
between major energy companies. The Gretna site is wood excess as a fuel to produce electricity. ADAGE See GRETNA BIOPOWER continued on page 2

IIIIII Il 4erif. Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6,7 News from the Pews...10 Farmer's Almanac...11
7 18122 0090 8 Bristol Lions Club.....13 Birthdays.....14 Obituaries.....22 Minutes.....24 & 25 Classifieds.....26, 27 & 31


S2 1/29/2011


opportunitiesand hundreds of
green jobs.
"The people of Gretna share
ADAGE's vision for creating
new economic development
opportunities through 21st
century clean energy technology,"
.said Gretna Mayor Anthony J.
"During these challenging
economic times, it is critical to
Gadsden County that we have
a positive, credible, forward-
looking and sustainable partner in
renewable energy," stated David
Gardner, the executive director
of the Chamber. "We are excited
about the opportunities ADAGE
presents to our. county and our
workforce, and we are pleased
to support this facility and the
economic development it will
This project will initially
produce approximately 400 jobs
during the proposed thirty month
building process as early as
mid-2010. Twenty-four high
paying positions will be added
for plant operations. ADAGE
forecasts an additional 100 new
jobs in wood fuel production and
transportation. ADAGE estimates
the direct local financial impact
to be a capital investment over
$250 million, millions of dollars
of increased property tax revenue
to city and county governments
and over $20 million per year in
wood fuel purchases, payroll and
local services. '
"We are excited to have the
opportunity to partner with the
innovative community here in
Gadsden County as ADAGE
continues to work to build a
biopower industry in Florida that
will deliver both clean energy and
new economic development to
the State," said Reed Wills, the
president of ADAGE. "ADAGE
is working hard to deliver new job
opportunities through renewable
energy to Florida in 2010."
The construction of this

state-of-the-art facility will be
undertaken byAREVA, Inc. which
has an extensive background
designing and building over 100
bioenergy facilities in Europe,
Asia and South America. AREVA
is a global energy company-
headquartered in Bethesda,
Maryland. Site operations will
be handled by Duke Energy
Generation Services which is a
Duke Energy business unit that
owns and develops renewable.
energy. Duke Energy, one of the
largest electric power companies
in the United States, is a Fortune with assets over
$43 billion based in Charlotte,_
North Carolina and traded on
the New York Stock Exchange
"We look forward to working
closely with ADAGE to ensure
green-tech jobs and maximize
the project's countywide and
regional economic impact," said
Commissioner Eugene Lamb,
the chairman of the Gadsden
County Board of County
Community participation
and support is encouraged
by ADAGE as the company
seeks to educate the public and
government representatives about
the renewable energy process
as it relates to Gadsden County
and Florida. In past months,
ADAGE has negotiated with a
local landowner for the project
site, initiated a transmission
interconnect study with Talquin
Electric Cooperative discussed
long term wood fuel supply with
local landowners and discussed
renewable energy sales with
Florida electric utility companies.
ADAGE aims to produce clean air

energy for all, protect the planet
and act responsibly towards
future generations.
As the leading U.S. nuclear
vendor and a key player in the
electricity transmission and
distribution sector, AREVA Inc.'s
6,000. U.S. energy employees
are ,committed to serving the
nation and paving tlevWay for the
future of the electricity market.
With 45 locations across the
nation and nearly $2 billion in
energy revenues in 2008, AREVA
Inc., through its subsidiaries,
combines U.S..leadership,
access to worldwide expertise
and a proven track record of
performance. In ihe U.S. and in
more than 100 countries around
the world, AREVA is engaged
in the 21st century's greatest
challenges: making energy
available to all, protecting the
planet, and acting responsibly
toward future generations.
AREVA Inc. is headquartered in
Bethesda, Maryland. Additional
information is available at www//
Duke Energy
Duke Energy,,one of the
largest electric powercompanies
in the United States,"supplies
and delivers electricity to
approximately 4 million U.S.
customers in its regulated
jurisdictions. The company has
approximately 35,000 megawatts
of electric generating capacity in
the Midwest and the Carolinas,
and natural gas distribution
services in Ohio and Kentucky. In
addition, Duke Energy has more
than 4,000 megawatts of electric
generation in Latin America, and
is ajoint-venture partner in a U.S.
real estate company.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.,
Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company
traded on the New York Stock Exchange
underthesymbolDUK. More information
about the company is available online at.

December 8
*Justin Brown, DUI, DUI with property damage,
license expired (more than 4 months), FHP
*Angela Mickel, disorderly intoxication, criminal
mischief, CCSO.
December 9
*Jessica Barfield, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked with knowledge, CCSO.
*Jamaiou Frazier, VOCC, CCSO.
*Kelvin McCaskle, VOCP, CCSO.
December 10
*Rebecca Lynn Sims, VOCP, CCSO.
December 11
*Kenneth James Riley, VOSP, CCSO.
*Lyndon West, possession of a controlled sub-
stance, CCSO.
*Alexander. Jackson, unregistered vehicle,
wrong tag attached, CCSO.
December 12
*Ric Dabney, driving while license suspended
or revoked, BPD.
December 13
*Bobby Sanders, driving while license suspend-
ed or revoked with knowledge, BPD.

December 7
*Angie Mickel, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
December 9
*Jessica Barfield, driving while license sus-
pended or revoked, CCSO.
December 12
*Thomas H. Wolfe, possession of cannabis,
possession of drug paraphernalia, FHP.
*Brooks Conway Breslin, leaving the scene of
accident with property damage, FHPR
*Aaron Segree Jones, FTA (warrant), LCSO.

Lisingsindcudeameollowedbychargeandidentca olaestngagency. Thenamesaboverepresent
thosecharged. We remind ourreaders that allare presumedinnocent until pmovn guilty

Blountstown Police Dept.
Dec. 7 through Dec. 13, 2009
Citations issued:
Accidents........... 02 Traffic Citations.................04
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)....130
Business alarms.....02 Residential alarms..........00
Complaints................................:...................... 119

Need a quick

holiday gift?

A subscription to The Calhoun-Liberty

Journal makes a great gift for anyone

on your list. Just drop by our office

on Summers Road in Bristol to set it

up. We'll even give you a personalized

announcement flyer like the one here!

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Dear Santa Claus,
How are you? How are Blitzen,
Prancer, Donner, Comet, Dasher, Cupid,
Vixen, Dancer and Rudolph? How is
Mrs. Claus and the elves? Are you ready
for Christmas? All I want for Christmas
is a flying ufo and a motorcycle and to
go to the North Pole. I know you will
deliver the gifts for me because you did
it once. I don't want to wake up because
you will say bad boy, you're naughty
and then not leave me anything.
Sincerely, Seth

Dear Santa,
My name is Tatyanna. I think I've
been good this year. How are you? How
is Mrs. Claus? How are your reindeer?
Can you get me a Blackberry Storm, a
laptop, a pair of skates, a Wii, a Nintendo
DS, a scooter, a motorcycle, a basketball
and an MP3 player? At my school, peo-
ple have been saying that you aren't real.
If you are, take a picture of yourself. But
I believe you are real. But I want you to
take a picture of yourself so I can prove
you are. I also want a camera.
Sincerely, Tatyanna James

Dear Santa,
How are you? Do you remember when-
it rained on you that year? Did you get
sick that year? What I want for Christ-
mas. is an Ipod, a phone and an XBox
360. I have been good this year, I think.
Your friend, Austin Godwin

Dear Santa,
How have our and your reindeer been
this year? What I want for Christmas is a
Nintendo DSI, moonshoes, camera, Wii,
Legos, all A's on my report card, Blu-
etooth headset, $100, my own coconut
tree, 4-wheeler and a white bulldog. I
hope you and your reindeer have a jolly
Your friend, Keith Grantham

Dear Santa Claus,
How have you been? Can you please
take a picture of you? I want a phone, an
XBox 360, a 4-wheeler, a computer and
a camera. Thank you for giving me gifts
every Christmas. I've been good every
once in awhile.
Love, Victoria Ebersole
P.S. Remember to get me the gifts and
have a great Christmas.

Dear Saint Nick,
How have you been since I saw you on
my roof in 2005? Saint Nick, I want to
tell you that I have not been naughty this
year. Saint Nick, all I want for Christmas
is a real laptop and a cell phone. I want
to see Rudolph, Comet, Cupid, Vixen,
Dancer, Blitzen, Prancer, Donner and
Dasher. Saint Nick, I hope I see you with
a smile on Christmas night.
Love, Angel Peterson

Dear Santa Claus,
How cold is the North Pole? Is Ru-
dolph and Comet, Cupid, Vixen, Danc-
er, Blitzen, Prancer, Donner and Dasher
okay? Santa, I've been good this year
and not naughty. Canyou bring me a
phone and a Nintendo DS? My mom and
dad want a camera. My two sisters want
a Swan Palace toy. There's something
else I want. I want another Nintendo DS
for Abigail. Jamin wants puty.
Love, Yasmin Martinez

Dear Santa,
Have you been busy this month? My

cousins say you are not real. But even
though they say you are not real, I still
believe in you. What is your favorite
kind of cookies so that I can give them
to you on Christmas eve? I'm also go-
ing to give the reindeer some food. Tell
the reindeer I said, "Hi." Here are some
things I want and want to give to my
family. First, I would love to have the
American girl doll, Rebecca. Second, I
would love, I mean love to have a Wii.
Third, a new set of china for my mom.
Fourth, new hunting clothes for my dad.
And fifth, new study books for my broth-
er. Also a book about table manners for
him. We need it bad! Trust me.
Love, Sarah Lynn White
P.S. Merry Christmas

Dear Mom,
For Christmas I want an Optimus
Prime, push the button down, pokes
out his chest and says, "I am Optimus
Prime," and transform too. I want Sonic
the Hedgehog game. I've been good. I
helped my brother do what my mom told
me to do. She told me to do my chores.
I did them without complaining. Mom, I
hope you have a Merry Christmas.
Love your son, Elijah

Dear Santa,
What I need for Christmas is a CS-6
Nerf gun and Empire at War PC game. I
hear that you ran over grandma and that
you're in court right now. I heard that
you are not real, but you are real, I know
it. Oh yeah, how is Mrs. Claus? Oh, you
should give the elves a break. Thank
you, Santa Claus.

From, Logan Willis
P.S. I have been good this year. My
teacher said so!

Dear Santa,
Hi! My name is Brianna. I was won-
dering if you could bring me a lot of
presents? This year I want a pair of
Browning boots, a go-cart and a dog.
I think all dogs are cute. I hope I have
been good this year. I've tried and tried
not to get apples pulled, like last year. I
want one more thing, a Blackberry and
have a holly jolly Christmas.
Sincerely, Brianna Greenwell
P.S. Happy New Year

Dear Santa Claus,
How have you been? How are your
reindeer, Rudolph, Blitzen, Comet,
Prancer, Cupid, Vixen, Donner, Dancer
and Dasher? Santa, I want a Nintendo
DSI and a purple scoop for Christmas.
Please write back to me, Santa. I've been
good, Santa.
Love, Mariah Frye

Dear Santa Claus,
How have you been? How is Mrs.
Claus and your elves? How are your
reindeer? I have been doing good. I have
not been naughty this year. For Christ-
mas I want a Wii, Nintendo DSI and
Rock Band. I hope you can come to my
Your friend, Grayson Bums

Dear Santa Claus,
How have you been? Is Mrs. Claus
doing good? I have been a good girl

L eCIers



from the fourth

grade students

in Kim Peacock's

class at Blountstown

Elementary School

this year. How are the reindeer doing? I
want a Nintendo DSI, Ipod Touch, lap-
top, some games for my Wii and a white
touch screen phone. I am going to leave
you some cookies and milk on the table.
Write me back if you can.
Sincerely, Taniyah Brown
P.S. I think you are real.

Dear Santa,
Hi! My name is Chakella. I was won-
dering if you could bring me a lot of
presents? How are you? Can you come
to my house? How cold is it in the North
Pole? How is Mrs. Claus? I believe in
you and I love you. Have you been do-
ing okay?
What I want for Christmas is a MP3
If you have time, please take a pic-
ture of yourself and your reindeer. I pray
that you will give me what I want for
Christmas. How are your reindeer? One
more thing I want for Christmas is a cell
phone. I hope I can see you and shake.
your hand and give you a hug. We wish
you a Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year!
Love always, Chakella Brown

Dear Santa,
How cold is it up there? I hope noth-
ing goes wrong on Christmas.
One thing I would like for Christmas
is a big stuffed giraffe. I have an enor-
mous pile of animals in my room but the
one thing I don't have is a giraffe, so that
is why I want a giraffe.
The other thing I want is an art set. I
like to draw so an art set is good for me.
And the last, but not least, I would like
a bike because on my old bike the chain
keeps coming off and I have to fix it so
that is why I want a new bike. I hope I'll
be asleep on Christmas eve.
Your friend, Caree

Dear Santa Claus,
How have you been? I'm so ready
for Christmas. I absolutely know you
are. Are Comet, Cupid, Vixen, Dancer,
Donnar, Dasher, Blitzen, Prancer, Ru-
dolph and the elves doing good? Are you
and Mrs. Claus ready for Christmas? I
haven't been naughty this year, yet.
All I really want, Santa, is a cell phone
and a camera. Thank you, Santa, for all
the presents you gave me.
Your friend, Jara Phillips

Dear Santa,
How have you been? Are your rein-
deer doing good, too? What about the
elves? Have I been good? If I've been
bad at all, I will do better.
If you can, please leave a bell off of
your sleigh.
I would like an MP3 player, LSUjer-
sey, Nike slippers and a computer with
Your friend, Tucker
P.S. You are the best!

Dear Santa,
How are you doing? Are you doing
good? How are your reindeer? How do
you get them to fly?
This year, will you please bring Wii
and games, Legos; Lego Indiana Jones
the Adventure Continues, My Sim, My
Sim City, My Sim Agent, Drawn to Life
the Next Chapter and T-shirt cannon?
Love, Andrew
P.S. If you have time, take a snapshot
of you and Rudolph


Christmas trains
run Fri. & Sat.,
Dec. 18 & 19 at
the Bristol Depot
Don't miss the Winter Wonderland
Express Trains, departing Bristol Depot
at the Veterans Memorial Park.
Due to the heavy rains on Saturday, Dec.
12 the Winter Wonderland Express had to
be canceled.
The new schedule has the Train running
on both Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec.
19 at 6 p.m. (ET) from Veterans Memorial
Park, Highway 12 South, in BristoL.
The Rock Bluff Community Volunteer
Fire Department will serve firefighter dcilii
and hot dogs both nights.
Train will be running both nights Dec.
18 & Dec. 19 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (ET)
Trains depart every 20 minutes.
This year's ride provides a one mile
tour through the park, traveling over a 25Q0
ft. trestle in the cypress swamp and many
delightful lighted scenes, including the live
Nativity and Santa's Work Shop with over
10,000 lights to brighten the way.
A special treat is the coal-fired Crown
steam engine, which will be one of the
trains featured for this Christmas tour.
Cost is $3 per adult and $2 per student
(children under 5 free).
For more information call 643-6646 or
643-549 L.

Gadsden Arts offers
a chance to win an
original masterpiece
Bu\ your chance to win an original
masterpiece by two of the region's most
highly acclaimed arnsts. Dean Mitchell and
Dean Gioia. The artists have generously
donated original paintings for the drawing,
which %will raise funds to underwrite the
Gadsden Arts Center's free and low cost
youth education programs.
Quincy native Dean Mitchell. a leading
watercolor artist \who has won more than
450 awards internationally, has donated a
painting entitled Fort Scott Barrels.
Inspired by Southern culture and the
nature that surrounds him. Dean Gioia
captivates viewers with his ethereal
interpretation of light and atmosphere.
He has donated for the drawing a painting
entitled T7e An.umnn in the Field.
Chances are S 10 each or 3 for $25 stop
by Gadsden Arts or isit wwu.gadsdenarts.
org eents to reserve your chance to %win.
The winners will be drawn at the Gadsden
Arts Center winter Gala on the evening of
Jan. 30. (You do not have to be present
10to win.)
The Center is located on Quinct 's
historic Conrihouse Square at 13 A'
,tadison St iiit /0 mles tfio, Tallahassee
Ciry L unt.. .Amission is 31 /(nenmbers an I
children admitItd freel. Gallery and giti
shop hours are TuesdAi' thinougeh Stu nav.
/0 a m -5 p in

The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is
published each Wednesday
by the Liberty Journal Inc.,
Summers Road, P.O. Box 536,
Bristol, FL 32321.
Annual subscriptions are $18.
Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FL
POSTMASTER. Send address corrections
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* Rotary Club, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
Weight Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Shelton Park Library
* Boy Scouts Troop 200, 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church in Bristol
* AA, 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail

Johnny 'Eulans

* AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun
County Courthouse
* Liberty Chamber of Commerce, 7:30 p.m.,
Apalachee Rest. in Bristol
* Mossy Pond VFD, 7 p.m., Fire House


14ora Lee Summerlin.
andSandra godwin.

* Celebrate Recovery, 6 p m.,
Rivertown Community Church

go(1rij oPete' 'Pctrrson

Holiday Train ; "f t "
Veterans Park from at 6-10 p.m

., d a
.'ttentr the Churchi of
your choice this Sunday

Sarah nhamiltonl

Gretcil & R',g'r Wdl''s

I M N D YD E E M E R 21.-

* Walk-A-Weigh Program. 9 a.m.,
Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center
* Altha Boy Scouts, 5:30 p.m,
Altha Volunteer Fire Department
* Blountstown Lions Club, 6 p.m..
Apalacriee Rest. in Bristol
- AA, 6 p.m., Allha Community Center

* Bristol Lions Club, 7 p m., Apalachee Rest in Bristol
* Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p m., Dixie Lodge in Blountsiown

Only 2
more shopping
days till Christmas

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BPD reminds
you be aware of
scams & other
dangers during
the holidays
During the holiday season the
Blountstown Police Department would
like to remind the residents of Blountstown
and Calhoun County to be mindful of
Holiday Scams. These scams include
but are not limited to emails,- standard
mail and phone calls from solicitors. Do
. not provide any personal information
such as social security numbers or bank
account numbers to anyone requesting
this information. Not even your bank will
send you an email requesting that type of
personal information.
Just recently a resident of Blountstown
was contacted by telephone from a man
stating she had won $125,000. However,
before she was able to claim her prize he
requested that she send a $200 money
gram to an account in a foreign country.
Remember, if the deal or offer sounds to
good to be true, it probably is.
Another helpful holiday tip while
shopping for those last minute gifts is to
keep safety in mind. While shopping, park
in a well lit area and remember to place any
gifts you have purchased in your trunk or
-an area where thieves won't be tempted to
break into .\our vehicle .
The Blountstown Police Department
would like to wish everyone a safe and
happy holiday season.

An Evening with
Michael Lister
postponed until
late January
The Calhoun County Chamber of
Commerce has postponed an "Evening
with Michael Lister" for late-January.
Details are being finalized, and a new date
will be released soon.
If you are interested in this e\ ent, or any
other Chamber e\ ent, please call or email
Knsry Terry at (850)674-4519 or kristyii.a
For more information on "'Double
Exposure" visit \w'
or ww\.: :doubleex.posurebook.blogspot.
corn .

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

Johnny Eubanks................Publisher
Teresa Eubanks.................... Editor
Gina Grantham.................Bookkeeperi
Trish Corrente..................Advertising
Debbie Duggar....Production Assistant
OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F,
Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Holiday Train
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Two Ah"


ABOVE: Board members, hospital staff and community volunteers gathered for Monday's ribbon cutting at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital, BELOW:
Eastern Star members are shown below in one of newly redone patient rooms. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS

Hospital holds ribbon-cutting for adopted rooms

Calhoun-Liberty Hospital in
Blountstown held a ribbon-cutting
ceremony Monday to dedicate the
efforts, of the community in adopt-
ing areas of the hospital in need of
updated equipment and decor.
Many individuals and organiza-
tions have helped make a big differ-
ence at the facility.
.The Blountstown Rotary Club
donated $10,000 to help purchase
the CT machine.
*Rivertown Community Church
helped upgrade the ER waiting
*The Gregory family of Bris-
tol- was the first to take part in the
Adopt-A-Room program, by redo-
ing patient Room 110 in honor of
their parents, Donald 'ancT Louise.
Gregory of Bristol.
*Harold and Vicki Monford adopted
two rooms, Room 112 in honor of his fa-
ther, Lt. Montford (which features a flat
screen TV), and Room 113 in honor of
her mother, Vinnie McMillian.
*Hazel Montford and her sons, David
and Ronnie, adopted Room 101 in honor
of her husband, George Montford and his

sister, Naomi Montford Kent.
*The Waldorff family of Altha adopted
Room 102 as a birthday present to their
mother and grandmother, Mrs. Jimmie
Waldorff, to honor her husband, George,
who was on the original hospital board
for over 15 years.
*Fairpoint adopted Room 103 through

the efforts of Joey Peacock and Charlene
*Bill and Christine Peacock, Warren
Tanner and Fred Tanner, adopted Room
104 in honor of Robin Tanner.
*Room 105 was adopted by the Neal
*The Ralph Whitfield family of Bristol

adopted Room 106.
*Room 107 was adopted by the
family of Dr. Grayson Snyder.
*The doctor's lounge in the
ER was adopted by the hospital's
contractor, Southland Emergency
Medical Services.
S* Angie Hill of Merle Norman
adopted the mammography room.
*The Calhoun County Chamber
of Commerce adopted the chapel,
which has been relocated across
from the dining hall.
-The Blountstown Rotary adopt-
ed the dining hall, purchasing new
chairs and tables.
*Wakulla Bank adopted the lob-
by and made it a more welcoming
area for visiting family and friends
of patients.
*A $20,000 donation by Elbert
Shelton was used to create a nice regis-
tration area and purchase flat screen TVs
for in-patient rooms.
*Keep Calhoun County Beautiful .cre-
ated flower gardens in front of the hospi-
tal, while Main Street set up patio areas at
the entrance.

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state legislatures

cope with a predicted $142.6 in budget shortfalls.
Florida's budget shortfall in FY2009 was $3.175 bil-
lion or 12.3% of the General Fund Budget. The budget
problem worsened for Florida in FY2010 with a budget
deficit of $6 billion or 27% of the General Fund Bud-
get. For Florida things apparently aren't getting better
because in FY2011, Florida predicts a budget deficit of
$5 billion.
Budgetary data from the National Association of
State Budget Officers (NASBO) reinforces the NCSL
data. However, NASBO points out that state budget cuts
would have been more draconian had not the states re-

ceived $135 billion in emergen-
cy funding via American Re- The 2010
cover and Reinvestment Act is proving
of 2009 (ARRA) better known
as the stimulus program. more diffic
The numbers vary depend-
ing on the source, but the Gov- legislature
ernment Accountability Office a nredicte
(GAO) report, Status of States'
and Localities' Use of Funds budget ,
and Efforts to Ensure Account-
ability, states that as of Novem-
,ber 27, 2007, $69.1 billion, or about one quarter of the
approximately $280 billion of total ARRA funds for pro-
grams administered by the states, had been paid out.
One of the reasons that the stimulus hasn't resulted in
significant increases in employment is that these funds
were used to plug holes in state budgets. Health, educa-
tion, and training accounted for almost 85% of ARRA
outlays in November.
State programs requiring the most help were Medic-
aid, education and training. The GAO stated that from
April to September 2009, nearly all of the states and the
District of Columbia experienced Medicaid enrollment
growth, most of which was due to the increasing enroll-
ment of children, a population group that is sensitive to
economic downturns. State Medicaid programs are joint
efforts with the federal government. States pay about
60% of Medicaid cost and the feds pay the rest.
Americans or going to learn about or get reacquainted
with the term austerity. Republican right-wingers who

incessantly bleat about "smaller govern-
I'S ment" are going to get smaller govern-
NER ment. In my view, that's a good thing.
In spite of the hate mail and comments
retired military that I get from the right-wing loons, I be-
ith an extensive lieve in a balanced budget.
domestic and Governments at all levels tend to
jes. He lives in overspend when they are flush with
/ money. Cities, counties and the state
should have saved money when the cash
was flowing from ad valorem taxes and
fees during the speculative investment period of 2003-
2006. But they didn't. They spent it, and now the chick-
ens have come home to roost.
At the local and state level, my view is if we don't
have it then don't borrow and spend it. People don't
want to pay taxes. Ok by me, let people do without. It's
that austerity thing. In the final analysis, if people want
fire departments, police protection, schools, the streets
paved, sewer and water systems then they will pay for
it. If they don't then do without. Ok by me. It will be
a good test. We'll see what Americans are really made
I feel the same about federal budgets. President Clin-

fiscal year
to be even
,ult as state
s cope with
d $142.6 in

ton was the last president to
balance a national budget. Will
it happen again? Not likely.
Thanks to Republicans and
Democrats, the national debt is
beyond astronomical and grow-
The TARP money warded
off the imminent collapse of
the financial system. Yes, some
of the funds have been repaid,
but Wall Street sucker punched

Bush arid the Democratic congress who doled out the
dough without sufficient strings attached.
Wall Street got the last laugh on that deal, but that
hated liberal Barney Frank responded by pushing a bill
through the House to tighten the rules on Wall Street.
But, my viewjis that this bill will get the same treatment
in the Senate as the healthcare bill-watered down and
Why is our representative government so inept and
unable to do the right thing for the common good of the
American people? One of the problems is Senate rules
which permit political parties to wield power in their
best interest,, not the interest of the people.
When the Senate has to have 60 votes just to discuss
an issue, not vote on it, just talk about it, then that indi-
cates to me that nothing of importance will occur. Of
course, the Senate/House will pass pabulum for policies,
declare victory and go have a drink with their lobbyist
friends, the real power behind the throne.

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Drawing comparisons between two men idolized by many

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote
an article concerning America's
adoration of celebrities. Ironi-
cally, after I had submitted that
article, but before publication,
"Tiger Gate" erupted. And true
to form, the entire nation was
enraptured in the drama.
Upon closer examination, I
can't help but see some amazing
parallels that perhaps may help.
those who are still struggling in
the nether regions of "Obama-
mania." These poor folks real-
ize that Obama has fallen short
of anything he ever promised
but they just cannot bring them-
selves to admit it. What does the
Tiger Woods debacle have to do
with President Hussein Obama?
Allow me, if you will.
At first glance the attention
riveted to the Tiger Woods af-
fair (pun intended) would seem

to be the usual celebrity fas- /
cination. But I think perhaps
such is not the case this time.
The real reason America is
watching that fiasco so close-
ly is because most now real-
ize that they were conned,
swindled, mislead, lied to. J
Tiger Woods was made up
by the media and corporate 0
America to be something u.
he was not. Why? For the
simple purpose of making a
few folks extremely wealthy.
And it certainly worked. Ti-
ger Woods was surely a talented
golfer, but that was all he was.
But the image of Tiger Woods
that was created w'as of a whole-
some, family oriented, monoga-
mous and faithful family man.
In actuality nothing could have
been further from the truth. And
it is now apparent that it was

SThe View from

Hewitt Flats

by Jim Pruette
im Pruette is a native of Mobile, AL and lives
in Calhoun County with his wife, Rita Smith
'ruette. They operate Granny Smith Farms
n Willard Smith Road. He is retired from the
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.

only the "public" who was un-
aware of the extremely seedy
side of Tiger Woods.
We were made to think that
Tiger Woods was something he
was not.
The comparison to our Presi-
dent is uncanny. He too has
been elected to the highest office
in the land without any qualifi-

cations to do so. He has no
major experience in anything
other than working with the
likes of ACORN (Association
of Community Organizers Re-
organizing Neighborhoods).
His record as an Illinois Sena-
tor speaks for itself. His voting
record is almost 100% "Here".
Not "Yes" or "No". He has no
military experience, no finan-
cial experience and no experi-
ence in any field you wish to
consider. So how did he get
elected? The same way Tiger
Woods was made to appear to
be the wholesome character that
most believed him to be. It was
a hoax, a con job, a propaganda
campaign second to none.
President Hussein Obama is
embarrassed by America and he
has in turn embarrassed America.
He has traveled the world "apol-

ogizing" for America. He has
physically bowed down to lead-
ers of other countries and given
gifts to Royalty of other nations
that would embarrass any think-
ing person in this nation. His wife
has only been proud of America
once in her life. And that was
because we elected her husband
to be the President of the United
States of America. He has sur-
rounded himself with convicted
felons, known domestic terror-
ists, avowed communists and
socialists. He is not the man you
thought you were electing.
The one thing President Hus-
sein Obama has told the truth
about is the fact that he is cer-
tainly trying to fundamentally
change America. America does
not need fundamental change.
America needs fundamental res-



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FWC moves ahead with new hunting

rules, adding
The seven-member Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) directed its
staff to proceed with advertising
new rule proposals to be voted on
at a future Commission meeting.
They would affect the 2010-11
hunting season.
The proposal affecting the
most hunters would modify zone
boundaries and season dates
for deer hunting. The proposal
would move the boundary (that
meanders through Tallahassee)
separating the current Northwest
Hunting Zone from the Ceftral
Zone a little farther west.
The proposaL also calls for an
additional hunting zone, made
up in part by the Green Swamp
Basin. This proposal takes into
account hunter suggestions and
new biological data, and it aims
to modify and better align hunting
season dates with when deer
breed, thereby increasing hunter
Other rule proposals would
establish public hunting
opportunities on new parcels in
the state's wildlife management
area (WMA) system. Included
in these new areas would be the
1,290-acre Fort White Mitigation
Park in Gilchrist County. The
proposal calls for the area to
have an archery season, small-





new public hunting lands
Environmental Protection's
5,361-acre Marshall Swamp
J T .w | in Marion County, currently a
IU public small-game hunting area,
DSl, would be established as a full-
DO ORS \ blown WMA, offering archery,
muzzleloader, general gun, small
News game and spring turkey hunts.
from Watermelon Pond WEA is
The a 4,231-acre tract in Alachua
Florida County that is cooperatively
Fish and owned by the Division of Forestry
Wsiand l f and the FWC. It too would
Wildlife feature an archery season and
Conservation i .small-game hunts.
Commission Florida's youth hunters
would benefit under another rule
proposal. This one would create
a two-day youth turkey hunt the
game season and spring turkey weekend prior to the opening
season. of spring turkey season in each
The Lafayette Forest Wildlife hunting zone. Only those under
Environmental Area (WEA) is 16 years old could harvest a
another area comprising 2,148 turkey while supervised by an
icres in Lafayette County, slated- adult, 18 years of age or older.
o have archery, muzzleloading Those adult supervisors who
gun, family, wild hog and spring have the required license and
urkey hunts. permits would be allowed to
The 9,242-acre Charles H. do the "calling". and otherwise
Bronson WMA in Orange and participate in the hunt, but they
Seminole counties would feature would not be allowed to harvest
would not be allowed to harvest

archery, muzzleloading gun,
general gun and spring turkey
hunts with hunter quotas and
small game hunts and migratory
bird seasons with no quotas.
The Department of

Operation 'Mack Attack' takes

a bite out of illegal fish sales

Six thousand pounds of fish
bought and sold. Ten thousand
dollars in money exchanged.
Six charter boats cited. Forty-
two charges filed. These are the
results of a three-month Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
'Commission (FWC) investigation
targeting charter boats selling
saltwater fish illegally.
The investigation began in
September. The FWC identified a
man buying kingfish (mackerel),
a restricted species, and other
fish from charter boats in the
Fort Lauderdale area. The
investigation revealed the man,
Causley M. Coutain, 52, of
Plantation, was selling the fish
without a license. Licenses are
required for anyone intending
to deal in the saltwater products
industry, as a wholesale or retail
Coutain is facing 14 charges,
including the unlawful purchase
of saltwater products and the
unlawful purchase.of a restricted
species. Officers observed
Coutain selling the fish to a local
fish market, the Broward Meat
and Fish Company.. The market
was cited for purchasing fish from
an unlicensed dealer.
Additionally, investigators
discovered six charter boats were
breaking the law. Some boats did
not have the required licenses
to sell the fish. Other boats
were cited for failing to comply
with reporting requirements and

failing to have a restricted species
"Being that we are officers
charged with protecting our
fish and wildlife resources, we
are concerned about the impact
back-door fish sales have on our
marine resources, said Lt. David
Bingham, who supervised the
investigation. "We are working
to ensure the sustainability of the

a turkey.
The Commission also approved
draft rule changes that would
allow the transport and release
of nuisance wildlife at an off-site
location, if certain conditions
are met. The nuisance wildlife
must be a native species; the
release site must be within the
same county of capture; the
release site must be a miniinum
of 40 contiguous acres; the person
releasing the nuisance wildlife
must have written permission of
the owner of property where the
animal is being released; and the
transportation of wildlife does
not violate any rabies alert or area
quarantine issued by a county
health department or county
animal service.

The Bristol City Council will hold a Special

Meeting Monday, Dec.ember 21, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
at Veterans Memorial Civic Center to consider
renewal of the MOA contract with Transfield

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Chaff Foran manned the table where A selection of the creamery's cheeses
some of the creamery's goods were Owner MariLou Wesselhoeft (left) cuts the ribbon to officially dedicate (above) on display during last week's
set out for visitors to enjoy. the new business. grand opening.

Grand opening for Ocheesee Creamery held Dec. 9

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The business community and well-wishers joined the Wesselhoeft
family for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of Ocheesee
Creamery in Calhoun County on Dec. 9. The Creamery can now
pasteurize, process, and bottle their own milk products. The store
front has large glass windows for viewing the bottling operation. The
milk is sold in glass bottles which are recyclable and returnable for a

refund. They currently process fresh milk, cream, and butter, with
more goods such as ice cream and more planned. In addition, they
offer agri-tours of their dairy operation which features milk Jersey
cows on a pasture-based feeding program. The business is located
near the Calhoun/Jackson County line on State Road 69 North.

Her smile says


A Gift of Love


Downtown Marianna

Boyd secures $450,000 in federal

funding for Calhoun-Liberty Hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Allen'
Boyd (D-North Florida), a member of the House
Appropriations Committee, secured $450,000 for
the Calhoun-Liberty Hospital to make structural
improvements to its Emergency Medical Service
Center and Outpatient-Specialty Clinic. The
federal funds for this project were included in the
Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year
2010 that passed in the U.S. House ofRepresentatives
with Congressman Boyd's support.
"These funds will help the Calhoun-Liberty
Hospital improve the healthcare services they provide
for the people of Calhoun and Liberty Counties," said
Congressman Boyd. "Ensuring affordable, reliable

and quality healthcare in our rural communities is
a top priority of mine, and I am extremely pleased
this federal investment will bolster the emergency
and outpatient services at the hospital."
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital will use this funding
to construct new or renovate existing infrastructure
that houses the ambulance service. In addition, the
funding will help expand the services available in
the hospital's examination rooms so that visiting
specialists. will have additional space to see
The bill now awaits consideration by the U.S.
Senate before it is sent to the President for his
signature by the end of the year.

CongressmanAllen Boyd (D-North
Florida) took steps to ensure that
small businesses have the tools
and protections necessary to thrive
in challenging times by supporting
the Small Business Financing and
Investment Act in the U.S. House
of Representatives.
"Small businesses provide
countless jobs and serve as
engines of economic growth for
communities throughout North
Florida," said Congressman Boyd.
"This bill will make credit more

accessible for small businesses
and provide added protections
when Mother Nature strikes,
which is particularly important to
North Florida businesses."
The Small Business Financing
and Investment Act eliminates fees
on Small Business Administration
(SBA) loans and raises loan
amounts in order to help small
businesses access larger amounts
of capital than was previously
available. The SBA application
process has also been streamlined
to eliminate cumbersome

In addition, the legislation
creates a new grant program to
help companies recover from
natural disasters and provides
a one-year deferment on SBA
disaster loans. It also provides
a 100 percent federal guarantee
on loans made to veteran-owned
The Small Business Financing
and Investment Act (H.R. 3854)
recently passed the House of
Representatives 389-32. The bill
now awaits action in the Senate.

Small Business Financing & Investment Act

would eliminate fees and raise loan amounts

Chi po a,,
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A large selection of new and used cars are
now available at Chipola Ford in Marianna!
Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any
time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-4043.



CHURCH-Join Corinth Baptist
Church on Sunday night, Dec.
20 for our Christmas Cantata,
'It's the Most Wonderful Time
of the Year at 6 p.m. There will
be refreshments following the
Our Youth will be performing
a special drama that night to
begin the service.

Christian Home Freewill
Baptist Youth presents 'Second
Chances,' a Christmas Drama.
The program will be Saturday,'
Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. .
The church is located at 19244
SE SR 69 N. in Blountstown.
For more information call

CHURCH -The Altha First
Baptist Church family invites
you to celebrate Jesus with
them in two special services
this Sunday.
The Sanctuary Choir will
present their cantata, 'Come Let
Us Worship The King,' at 11
a.m. At 6 p.m. the Children's
Ministry will present their
musical, 'A Christmas Star.'
A chili supper will be served




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after the children's musical.
The Altha First Baptist
Church building is located at
15660 NW Chipola Street in

CHURCH-Our Children &
Youth will be caroling through
Hosford next Friday night and
ending up at the church for some
Christmas refreshments.

CHURCH-The Children's
Ministries will be holding a
New Year's Eve babysitting
fundraiser, watching children
ages 4-12 New Year's Eve from


Hardworking volunteers

7 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Cost is $25 per child and
space is limited to the first 25
children. They will be fed
supper and breakfast.

GOD-The Bristol Church of
God has a Remembrance Tree
set up in the Bristol Piggly
Wiggly to support their. Relay
for Life team.
Please go by, donate a dollar
and hang an ornament to help
fight cancer.

CHURCH-Hillcrest Baptist
would like to invite you to
come to our live radio broadcast
this Sunday, Dec. 20 at 6
p.m. Our announcer, Wilt
Quattlebaum, will share the
message of Christmas through
dialogue and special guests,
such as Needlenose, our church
Some of our special guest
singers include Samantha
Wilks, Amber Barton, Becky
and Butch Cousin, and the
Hillcrest Riverbottom Jugband.
We also will have special
presentations by our sponsors,
Hillcrest Riverbottom Charities
and delicious Beboparebop
Rhubarb Pie!
Come join the fun and
fellowship this Sunday night
at Hillcrest Baptist Church,
located 5 miles west of Shelton's

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All of us at
the Veterans
Railroad want
to sh-ow our
appreciation ofthe
three volunteers
who have
worked so hard
in putting up this
year's Christmas
decorations in
the park for
the enjoyment
of our Winter
Express riders.
These ladies
worked six days
a week for four

weeks to install over
10,000 lights as well as
many other decorations.
Our very sincere thanks
go out to them.

Pictured from left: Traci
Huff Pitts, Marteshia
Cotrell and Abranda
Ward. Thanks again,
Tom Keenan

The Nutcracker a huge success
The 5th Anniversary Holiday production of The Nutcracker, spon-
sored by the Liberty County Arts Council, was presented on Sunday,
Dec. 13 and was a huge success. Performers included both profes-
sional dancers from Gainesville and 75 local dancers. A 'standing
room only' audience attended the performance at Veterans Memorial
Civic Center in Bristol.
The lead role, Clara, was danced flawlessly by local ballerina,
Allison Myers, daughter of Irene Myers. Allison is the student of
Bonita Deck, owner/instructor of the Bristol Ballet School. Other
performers ranged in ages from 3 to 70 and all danced brilliantly.
Thanks for another great year,
The Liberty Co. Arts Council and the Bristol Ballet School

always come in handy. At .CLospEOU .
this very special time of year, WORK B ON
we thank you all for being ours.

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Blake Goff & Big Red

Blake Goff, a second grader at W.R. Tolar or look under the porch for frogs, and
School, has an usual best friend a red searching the sides of the house and trees
tailed boa riamed Big Red. for lizards.
Big Red lives in Blake's bedroom Blake's first experience with
in a large aquarium. Blake also snakes was with his Uncle
has another snake, athree-foot- Frankie. Every year a little
long Australian Grass Snake, as white oak snake appears at
well as four dogs. Blake and Uncle Frankie's house that he
his animals live with his parents, catches for the kids to play with.
Donna and Dwayne Goff and He then releases it back into the
his two brothers, Levi and tree. The kids looks forward to it
Stetson. every year.
Blake's teacher, Ms. Blake's first snake was
Jessica Hobby, has a ball python, delivered
allowed Big Red by Santa himself a
to visit the class couple years ago.
a few times but Fudge was a
admits that she favorite of Blake's
really doesn't look and loved all the
forward to those attention he could
visits. g :et from him,
Blake has been Unfortunately,
interested in snakes Fudge passed
and other critters since away in the winter.
he was a toddler. His Big Red was soon added
interest started out to the family. The snake
with frogs and lizards. loves to be taken out of his
At an early age Blake cage and played with and his
would flip rocks over favorite treat is a rat.


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Dear Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus,
Hey big fella. Our chimney is sealed off this year
* so just park in the driveway and come thru the back
door because the front door is locked.
Hey Santa Claus, what I want for Christmas is
a bigger dirt bike please. You can just put it in the
front of you just in case something on it rips your
bag. Your elves probably can't make a dirt bike so
you can just go out and buy it. It may be a little
pricey but it would be a good investment because I
wotld use it all the time. There will be cookies and
a fresh glass of milk on the counter in our kitchen.
You may remember where it was last year. If you
do, it will be in the same place. That is not much,
just one dirt bike that's all.
I make really good grades in school and I have
not gotten my apple pulled this year and that's just
two more reasons that you should bring me a dirt
bike. Thank you. Bye bye now.
Love, Mary Beth

Dear Santa,
I just want to help you out because I'm -good. I
don't have a chimney so it's hard to get in. Go to the
back door and I'll hang a Santa key for you. Please
bring me a battery for my phone, I need it. Usually
I get lost and can't find my way out of places. If I
had a phone, I would just call my mom. Esy, pesy
lemon saesy, like that. Another reason is mom's
runs down.You get it, if I had the battery everything
would be alright. We don't have to keep on saying,
"Hello, hello anyone there?" Hello! It's just breath
taking. So please, give me the battery.
Sincerely, Brett Phinney .

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? How are the
reindeers doing? This Christmas, I want a DSI, ra-
dio, laptop and clothes. I want my clothes from city
tris. I want my shoes from city tris too. If I have
a DSI I will be taking a lot of pictures of my sis-
ters, my little brother and me. If I had a laptop I
will study very hard on it. Can you take a picture of
yourself? I do not believe in Santa and I want you to
prove it to me! Merry Christmas!
Sincerely, Tamera Reed

Dear Santa,
How are you and your wife doing? When you
come to my house, do not go to the front door
because my dog, Max will bite you. You can go
through the back door. I want a cool LG Choco-
late cell phone. I love it more than anything for a

cell phone. I love it because
it looks cool and it slides up.
If you give'me my present,
I'll give you a whole pack
of cookies for you to eat and
a gallon of milk for you to
drink. Please give me a new
cell phone. I do my work in
the classroom and listen to
my teachers. When she tells
me something, I do it. Merry
Sincerely, Jamal Howard

Dear Santa,
How are you? For this
Christmas, I want a one
twenty five dirt bike from
the Honda place in Panama
City. I don't have a chim-
ney so you have to come in
the front door. I should get
this because I work hard and
make good grades in school.
I was on the A/B honor roll
last nine weeks. My house
is the. reddish-colored brick
one with the wooden door


Letters from the fourth
graders in Mrs. Baggett's
Blountstown Elementary class.

with the window in it. Hope you find. us!
Sincerely, Caleb van Lierop

Dear Santa,
I Hi, how is the North Pole? It's so cold here too!'
For Christmas all I want is a puppy because I need
an animal to play with and something to take care
of. I wanted a brown puppy for the longest. I had
one but someone stole it. My mama said that she
was going to get me another one, but we never had
the time to look for one. I think I need a puppy be-
cause I have been a good girl. Plus, I always get
good grades. If you get me this gift I will be the
happiest girl in Blountstown. This year my mama
said that we are not baking any cookies so I guess
you can get a lemon or an orange off the tree, but
don't let my mama see you. She will be very upset.
Santa, can you use the back door and make sure that
your reindeer won't eat my grass?
Love, Angela Feagin
P.S. Have a safe trip.

Dear Santa,
How are the reindeer? I'm doing good. I want a
code lock for my door so my sister can't come in
my room and steal my stuff. I deserve it because
I help around the house. I take out the trash, I get
wood for the fire, I clean my bedroom, I play with
my sister and I obey my parents. See? I deserve it!
Sincerely, Michael Wyrick

Dear Santa,
I'm Gabe, you remember me. There are a lot of
things I want for Christmas but I really want a DSI.
I work hard everyday. I make good grades in school
and I try my best so I'll be ready for FCAT. DSI's
have a camera in it, so you don't havie to buy one.

You can also text and listen tomnusic. It isn't as ex-
pensive as dirt bikes or laptops. I want to ask you
a couple of questions. How are your reindeer? Are
they ready for Christmas? Are you ready for Christ-
mas? Are you on schedule? We moved into a new
house back in June.
Merry Christmas, Gabe McClellan

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I just want a new swing set. I have
one but it is all torn up. It had monkey bars, three
swings, a slide, a ladder and a rope ladder. That is
all it had and I want one like my old one. It is so big
it might not fit on your sled. You might even have
to make a second trip but I hope you do not have to.
How is Mrs. Claus? You better let her have some
cookies. Is it cold at the North Pole? My swing is
a big present. You might just need to leave it in the
yard. If you would take the old one, maybe you
could fix it up for someone for Christmas next year.
You better make the elves work hard on it. Here is
my address: 43251 SW Road, B-town 37719.
Sincerely, Kailey Stephens

Dear Santa,
I want clothes for Christmas this year. If you
come to my house, park on the other side of the
white poles. My uncle does not like anybody park-
ing in the yard! I have a dog, he is an outside dog.
He will not bite, he will just bark. I have to remind
you to come to the front door and knock three times
then come in the door. If the front door is locked,
go to the back door. If both doors are locked, knock
or ring the door bell and somebody will let you in.
That is all I'm asking for is clothes. That is all from
Sincerely, Jaxon Ridley

Dear Santa,
This is your big month! I can't wait until you de-
liver my present. I hope you have a good trip deliv-
ering all the presents around the world. I wonder
when you will deliver my present to my house.
What I want for Christmas is a Hotwheels track
set. I couldn't think of anything else I would want.
Now I willtell you the reasons I deserve it. The first
reason I deserve a Hotwheels track set is because
I worked hard this Thanksgiving break off school.
I raked the yard, cleaned the dishes and swept
the front walk and the back porch for three hours

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Hosey, McCoy plan Dec. 29 ceremony
Kimberly and James
Barber and Timothy and
Sandra Hosey are pleased
to announce the marriage
of their daughter, Lindsey
Nicole Hosey, to Adam
Rommie McCoy, son of Ray
and Gwynn McCoy. -They
"will be married on Tuesday,
Dec. 29 ini Orlando at the
V LDS Temple.
There will be a reception
Saturday, Jan. 9 from 5-7
p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints, Liberty Ward, 12605
NW Myers Ann Street in
The couple is registered
at Target and Bed, Bath and


Chaz Griffin will be celebrating
his 17th birthday on Thursday,
Dec. 17. He is the son of Jody
Burch and Barney Ouzts. He
is the grandson of Louise
Burch and the late Van Burch
along with Pat Ouzts and the
late John Ouzts. He enjoys
being with his family and
spending time with his brother,
Gaige and sister, Jazmin.

Justine Himes will celebrate
her fifth birthday on Dec.
19. She is the daughter of
Melisa Deese of Bartow and
Justin Himes of Cape Coral.
Her grandmother is Margaret
Michael of Blountstown. She
loves to watch Tom & Jerry,
play computer PBS Kids, read
lots of books and loves being
crowned the 2009 Tiny Miss
Blountstown Queen of the Miss
Northwest Pageant. Justine
will celebrate her birthday with
a princess party at Sam Atkins
Park on Dec. 19.

Lexie DeVuyst
bags 8-pointer
Lexie DeVuyst bagged her first
deer, an 8-pointer, Nov. 29. She
is the 11 -year- old daughter of
Michael and Rebecca DeVuyst
of Blountstown. Special
thanks to Uncle Chad for
taking her hunting and making
this special memory.


Justine Himes
donates clothes
to the new
Ministry Center
Justine Hirfiles donated a
collection ofher unused clothing
to the Calhoun/Liberty Ministry
Center in Blountstown to share
with other little girls.
Shown here with Justine is
Inerim Director for the center,
Cathy Brock-Revell. The staff
was pleased with Justine's
donation, which was made the
day of the grand opening of the
center on Dec. 5.

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1st. in observance of the holidays.

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new Charity Giving Guide
PENSACOLA -Your BBB Foundation serving northwest
Florida released its second annual Charity Giving Guide to help
donors make educated giving decisions this holiday season.
"During the holiday season, donors are often overwhelmed
with requests for assistance," said Norman Wright, President/
CEO of your BBB serving northwest Florida. "We hope that
as donors are deciding which charities to support, they will
use the Charity Giving Guideas a resource to help them make
wise giving decisions and that charities will use the Standards
for Charitable Accountability as a guide for 'best practices' in
operating their organizations."
BBB has issued Wise Giving Reports on charities locally
and has made them available free-of-charge for several years;
however, the Charity Giving Guide is a summary of the detailed
reports of evaluations of all the charities in your BBB's local
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officials, foundation executives, donors and other stakeholder
groups, provide an objective means to evaluate a charity's
governance and oversight, measurement of effectiveness,
finances and fundraising and informational materials, all
evaluations that surveys have shown that donors are interested
in knowing before making a donation.
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for Charity Accountability, contactyour BBB at (850)429-0002,
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BOXES FOR SOLDIERS- The.Chipola College Chapter of the Florida Association of Community Colleges recently
sponsored a collection drive for Operation Shoebox, which provides items for members of the U.S. Military serving
in Iraq and Afghanistan. Several local groups contributed to the effort.

Chipola group collect boxes for soldiers

MARIANNA-The Chipola College Chapter
of the Florida Association of Community
Colleges recently sponsored a collection drive
for Operation Shoebox, which provides items
for members of the U.S. Military serving in Iraq
and Afghanistan.
The items were taken to the State FACC
Convention in Orlando, where they were
added to donations from Florida's 27 other
community colleges and shipped overseas. The

compilation of items filled a 40 foot trailer, with
28 additional boxes which were mailed.
Matt White, president of the Chipola FACC
Chapter, said, "We have been overwhelmed by
the response, not only from college employees,
but also from community groups like the
Marianna Middle School Jr. Beta Club, Jackson
Hospital, Marianna High Technology Student
Association, the Gideons, the Altrusa Club, and
Dr. Ben Saunders' office.



*Emerald Waste Services (EWS) has been awarded the Gar-
*bage Collection Contract to service residents ahd businesses
in the "UNICORPORATED" areas of the County.

*(Please note: Residents and Businesses located in the City
Limits of "Blountstown and Altha" are not part of the service.)

*EWS will start service Saturday, January 2nd by picking up the
homes which normally.would have been collected on Friday -
but will not be on Friday, January 1st due to the New Year's
holiday. Normal collection days will begin on Monday, January
4th, 2010. Service will remain once per week for residential col-
lection and as appropriate for businesses.

*Starting December. 14th, EWS will begin delivering new
96-gallon carts to residents. If you are an existing collection
customer, we will deliver the cart to your curbside. All carts will

be delivered by December 30th.

*If you are not currently signed up for the collection service,
please do so immediately to avoid future penalties for non-
compliance with the new Mandatory Solid Waste Collection
*Our intention is to maintain the same service collection
days. However, it is possible there could be a change. In
the event, we will notify you in advance.

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Mrs. Baggett's B.E.S. class letters continued from page 12

Sweeping the leaves off the walk and
deck for three hours straight was like
sweeping all the snow off Mount Everest!
Another reason is because I make good
grades in school. One time I was the only
one who made a 100' on a hard science
test. I try to study hard on every test and
that's why I make A's on tests. The last rea-
son I deserve the present is my mom and
dad can afford it. It's below $10 and it's
just the right amount of money my parents
would pay for a gift. I hope you can de-
liver my presents in time before daylight!
I sure deserve my presents!
Sincerely, Weston Schrock

Dear Santa,
How is my favorite person in the whole
wide world? If you don't know what I
want, I want an Ipod. Santa, I think I de-
serve it and it was not as much as last
year's present. Well, we still got it and I
still use it. Now can I ask about your life?
How is Rudolph? Is his nose still shining
bright? How are the other reindeer? I hope
they are doing good too. Santa, do thank
the elves. Can they make an Ipod? I hope
so because that's is what I want.,
Sincerely, Justin Bryant

Dear Santa, :
How are you and the reindeers doing?
Christmas is just around the comer and
it's time for me to tell you what I want for
Christmas. I want a touch screen Ipod. If
you want to know why, I'm going to tell
you. One, I love music. Two, I'm always
bored at my house so that will give me
something to do. So can you please bring
me that gift?
Sincerely, Destiny Webb

Dear Santa,
How are you and Mrs. Claus? I'm doing
good. You know Christmas is just around
the comer so it's time for children to tell
you what they want for Christmas. I want
a kitten and I also deserve a kitten because
I clean the house without anyone telling
me to. They're cheap animals. Every time
I see one I say to myself, "I hope I get one
for Christmas." You might want to stay on
the roof because my dog bites. Call him
my name, "Spike," then he'll think he
knows you.
Sincerely, Emily Barragan

Dear Santa,
This Christmas I want a puppy that
needs to be taken care of. I really deserve
it because I make A's and B's, I don't get
an apple pulled and I am a good little girl.
I love puppies because they are cute and
fuzzy, more than a dog. I remember one
time that I had a little puppy. It was a poo-
dle, but my daddy sold it. So this Christ-
mas, can I get a cute and little fuzzy puppy
this year? I will thank you if you get it.
Love, Autumn Oxendine
P.S. You will probably want to use the front
door because you might get stuck in the
chimney. Oh and one more thing, please
do not slam the door. Thank you.

Dear Santa,
How are you? Good I hope! One thing
I would really like for Christmas is a Nin-
tendo DSI. I also would like an Easy Bake
(with food) and an electric Razor scooter. I
think I deserve this because I've been good
this year. Oh yes and deary, please leave
the presents on the deck. We have a mas-
sive K-9 in the house and he will yap his
head off. The beware of dog sign is 'there
for a reason! Oh yes and we are not re-
sponsible for any injuries on Santa or not
other boys and girls getting their presents.
Santa, for your sake, I hope you have good
insurance! Well, that's it I guess! I'll leave
you some cookies and milk.
Love your goodest girl, Haleigh
P.S. Please take a picture of you on my
mom's camera. Thanks again, Haleigh.

Dear Santa,
I hope you get this note. For Christmas, -
I want a Walmart gift card so I can buy
my puppy some toys and food. I need this
for my puppy. I am glad my mom got me
a puppy for Christmas. Santa is going to
be happy when he sees my letter because
all I want is a Walmart gift card and some
jeans. I don't. deserve pants but I need
them. Santa, I am not asking for much. So
can you just get me the two things I need?
Thank you, Santa and Merry Christmas. I
am counting on you, Santa. Don't forget to
eat all the cookies and beware of dog.
Sincerely, Grace Weiler

Dear Santa,
Wow! It's almost Christmas. There are
many things I want but the thing I want
most is a dirt bike because it's easy to ride
and I will never had to pedal again. I'll
ride it every day. I deserve it because I do
chores around the house. I also help at my
moms friend's house.
Sincerely, Dylan Goodwin

Dear Santa,
Wow! Christmas is right around the cor-
ner and I know what I want for Christmas
and that's an Iphone 3G, 4-wheeler, Ipod
and shoes. That's what I want .for Christ-
mas. I might have been scared of you but
I love you because you got my gifts for
me. Just to let you know, we keep our door
locked but I will still let you in. Ho Ho Ho
Merry Christmas!
From, Zania Brown

Dear Santa,
How are the elves doing? Hope they're
not hurt. It's almost Christmas time again.
If you don't know what that means, you
must not be Santa. If you are Santa, I hope -
you have been watching me. I.have never!
tried to be so good in my life. And I am
serious, I have been working hard at home
and at school but mostly at school. I have
tried hard on every test, on every work-
sheet and at home I have been cleaning.
Bring big gifts.
Sincerely, Jacob Yon





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Floats were judged before Saturday's parade,
which gave participants a chance to show off their
trophies along the parade route.
This year's Lights of Liberty winners were:
*Grand Marshal's Award Calhoun-Liberty
*Best Use of Lights: Liberty County 4-H
*Churches: 1st place. Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-Day Saints; 2nd Place St Stephens AME
. *Non-profit: 1st place Liberty County Senior
Citizens; 2nd Place Gregory Girls Family; 3rd
place Liberty Wilderness
*Business: 1st place Buy Rite Drugs; 2nd Place
- Piggly Wiggly; 3rd Place Liberty Transit
*Honorable Mention: Tolar School and VFW



The Sunshine State Scholars: Staci Mayo, Casey Johnson,
Justin Woods, Mr. Barber and Brandon Purvis.

'Rising Sunshine State Scholars'

BHS.9th graders for outstanding

Seven BHS 9th grade students
received certificates of recognition
as "Rising Sunshine State Scholars"
for their 8th grade FCAT scores in
Math and Science! Casey Johnson,
Justin Woods, Kristen Jenkins, Staci
Mayo, Jake Brown, Karah Beaver,
and Brandon Purvis all achieved
levels of 5 in the mathematics and
a 4 or 5 in the science portions of
the 8th grade FCAT.

The Sunshine State Scholars
Program (SSSP) is an unofficial
recognition program for students
in Florida who have excelled in
mathematics and science. Created
in 1997 by a group of teachers,
Florida DOE representatives, and
university faculty, the program has
received support annually from
the DOE, including the Florida
Institute of Education and the

awards seven

FCAT scores
Florida Education Foundation
have been strong supporters of the
In order to qualify as a Rising
Sunshine State Scholar, the student
must get a 5.0 on the FCAT Math
Test and at least a 4.0 in the FCAT
Science Test.
Congratulations to these Rising
Sunshine State Scholars!

I want to
introduce to
you Mrs. Vicki
Bennett from
High School.
Born in
Marianna, she has }\\ed in
Blountstown her entire life
and attended BHS. After
graduating in 1977,
she attended
Junior College
(now changed f ,,
to Chipola -
College) for ,..
two years and
then attended .
FSU. She has
an Associates of Arts
degree from Chipola
and a Bachelor's and
Master's Degree from FSU. She
taught at Blountstown Elementary
School for 24 years and is presently
a Reading Coach at BHS. She has
been at BHS for four years and
has been in teaching for a total of
28 years.
In my interview with Mrs.
Bennett, I questioned her on a list
of "Favorites". Her favorite high
school team is the Blountstown
Tigers and her favorite college
teams are FSU and Alabama.
Her favorite color is blue and she
enjoys listening to all kinds of
music from all decades on her iPod.
She loves veggie pizza, lemon pie
and most of all seafood. She enjoys
eating grilled bay shrimp at Captain
Anderson's Restaurant on Panama
City Beach. Her favorite animals
are rabbits because they are cute


-and shopping
is her favorite
pastime. (I
love her style!)
Last on my list
of "Favorites"
was what your
.'i fa orite book is and
a her number one
choice is The Old
A hm andthe Sea by
h Ernest Hemingway.
SShe chose this
A- book because
she was
inspired by
a trip to Key
West where
she actually
v i s i t e d
M r s.
Bennett's husband is Carl Bennett.
They were married in 1993 on the
beautiful island of Jamaica. How
exotic! She has three children,
Misty, Lauren, andAndrew, plusher
son in-law Kyle marriedto Lauren.
She also has three grandchildren:
Ella, Hudson, and Cayson. Her
only pet is a dog. He is a miniature
dachshund and his name is Buddy.
Mrs. Bennett -says "My family
keeps me very busy especially my
son and my grandchildren. My
family keeps growing. We have
nine total now!"
When she retires she would like
to travel more and visit interesting
places in the.U.S. and around the
world. However, until then, Mrs.
Bennett will continue to teach
Reading, eat seafood, and cheer for
the Blountstown Tigers.


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First place winners Rebekah Wiltse and Emily Brooks with their gingerbread
hnoea'Mrs Claus' BouRntinue'

A tasty
by David Bevan
Mrs. Chambers'
4th grade class has
been conducting
research a-bout
physical and
chemical changes
and she thought
that she'd make
a delicious
of just how these
changes occur by.
baking cupcakes for
her class.
The students had
to identify physical
and chemical
reactions in the
batter as it changed
shape and texture.
As the cupcakes
cooled, Mrs.
Chambers' students
recorded the kinds

Mrs. Chambers shows students the changes in the cupcakes.

of changes that had occurred in the attended.the demonstration to observe
cupcakes. Mrs. Chambers' teaching techniques in a
A group of area teachers also. hands-on project.

A culinary Christmas with gingerbread Class of 2010 gives thanks to their supporters
A culinary Christmas with gingerbread

by Ashley Wagner
Delicious aromas drifted from
the kitchen as the culinary classes
of Altha School,worked on their
gingerbread projects. They had the
choice of making a gingerbread
Christmas tree individually, or
making a gingerbread house with
a partner.
Winners in the gingerbread
house division:
*First place went to Emily
Brooks and Rebekah Wiltse's
house. Their theme was Mrs.
Claus' Boutique.
*Second place was awarded to

Kayla Hires and Ashley Simco for
Ms. Frosty's Wonderland.
*Third place went to Amy
Tharp, Sylvia Barton and Meagan
Branch for the Ice Cream Shoppe
*Fourth place was Chelsea
DeBerry and Cessna Folsom with
Shrek's Christmas.
Christmas Tree division
*First place was Tyler Foster
with his Ginger Tree.
*Second place went to Brett
Floyd with a Snowy Christmas.
*Third place was Ansley Stone's
Candy Christmas.

n beliall of thie Senior Class of 2UIU, we would
like to thank those who helped and assisted in the
preparation of our bog-in fundraiser.
A special thanks to Fred O'Neal Land Clearing
for preparing the site for our event. Also, we would
like to give many thanks to the Town of Altha,
as well as parents, supporters and volunteers for

donating your time and elUort t1o help our class raise
money for our Senior Trip.
Although the night was unsuccessful, your
dedication and efforts did not go unnoticed. Again,
we cannot express how much we appreciate your
support of our class.
Class President, Albert Blackburn

: ... as a* Altha's Calendar of Events :
*Merry Christmas and Happy New Year* Monday, Jan. 11 Report Card Day
Monday, Jan. 4 Teachers return to work/Evaluation Day Tuesday, Jan. 12 Boys' Basketball vs. Monroe 5/6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 5- Students return to work Thursday, Jan. 13- Boys' Basketball at FAMU 4:30/6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 7 Boys' Basketball vs. John Paul 5/6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 Boys' Basketball ai Aucilla 4:30/6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 8 Boys' Basketball at Bristol 5/6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

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The 6 & 7th grade basketball team who were recognized at the banquet
included, on front row from left: Justin Moore, Johnny Aaron, Dylan Smith and
Jay Yon. Back row: Enrico McCalvin, Corey Reese;Bendan Dew and Cody
Finuff. The 6th and 7th grade team finished 4 and 4... They were coached
by Matthew Nichols.
The 8th grade
Middle School
Boys Basketball
team recently
finished their ste vitup r
season. The 8th 1 A 40
grade team had
a record of 6 and
2. They were
coached by Sidney.
Granger. On
front row from left:
Jordan Lawton, .
Kent Rogers and
P.J. lier, back row:
Nicholas Young,
Kyler Drew,Hunter

Hosford's 21st Century students

get into the holiday spirit of giving

21st Century Hosford students are fast at work! Students focused in on the
joy of giving to local area kindergarten students by sewing colorful holiday
stockings that they stuffed with goodies. When another group from the after
school tutoring program heard about the annual candy cane fundraiser the
media center was preparing for, they donated their own time to help. BELOW:
A group working on the colorful holiday stockings.

Cross Country team. Front row, from left: Madison Rowe, Hannah Plazarin, Mary Sewell, Ashlyn Barfield, Trent
Woodham and Carly Schwartz. Back row: Coach Maggie Sewell, Rebekah Wiltse, Sharlyn Smith, Devin Ferrell,
Brenden Dew and Coach John Sewell.

Sports banquet recognizes Cross Country team & others

The sports banquet was held Dec. 4 in the
Altha School Lunchroom. The girls and boys
Cross Country teams were recognized for their
hard work.
Both coaches commented on what a successful
first season this had been and how proud they
were of all the participants' hard work. Attendees
enjoyed a video with highlights of the season put
together by Girls Coach Maggie Sewell with the

assistance of Albert Blackburn.
Awards given for Most Improved-Brenden Dew,
Kimberly Wiltse, Ashlyn Barfield; Highest GPA-
Trent Woodham,' Hannah Plazarin; Male Runner
of the Year-Devin-Ferrell; Female Runner of the
Year-Mary Sewell; Regional Qualifier-Mary Sewell,
Rebekah Wiltse, Kiinberly Wiltse, Hannah Plazarin,
Carly Schwartz, Madison Rowe, Sharlyn Smith;
Coaches-Maggie Sewll and John Sewell.

Pictured back row from left: Chris Brown, Mikayla Flournoy, Danielle Owens, Bulent Reisoglu, Carson Flowers, Deneze
Peterson, Chance Peterson and Naomi Peterson. Middle row: Leo Dallas Johnson, Myncie Carnley, Dustin Hostetter,
Matthew Pitts, Gaige Maloy, Emily Kern, Jeb Baggett; Destiny Clark, Hana Whitfield, Bethany Schneider, Dillan Green
and Frank Miller. Front row: Jazmin Brinson, Lucas Polver, Layla Glass, Angelica Lugo, Isabela Valdez, Montana Harris,
Alana Amaya, Cody Sewell, Michael King, Brock Holland, Caleb Peddie, Kevin Fleet-and Nayely Garcia. Not Pictured:
Brannon Lewis, Bridget Carroll, Sara Catherine Brown, Sadie Sparks, Max Parrish and Shay Wood.

Project Graduation planning meeting Thursday, Dec. 17
There will be a Project Graduation meeting planned for Thursday, Dec. 17 for parents and
seniors at the LCHS cafeteria. For more information call Debbie Summers at 766-6169.

A choice of low fat white,
chocolate or strawberry milk
served with all meals.
Sausage and.egg biscuit, potato tots
or assorted cereal with buttered toast
and assorted juice.
Waffle with syrup and link sausage
or assorted cereal with buttered
t and assorted juice.

(Pre-K thru 5th) THURSDAY
THURSDAY Sausage and gravy with
Cheese burger, potato A biscuits or assorted cere-
wedges and green beans. als with buttered toast,
(Grades 6-12) Alterna- hash browns and assorted
tives: Buffalo chicken fruit juice.
wrap; Grilled chicken sal- FRIDAY
ad. f Waffles and ham or as-
FRIDAY sorted cereals with but-
Corn dog, baked french ,....... tered toast and assorted
fries and fresh fruit. .utic
H LD Y fruitt juice.

All menus are subject to change.

Bristo ntaentaC ini
l~'Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMD

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

(Pre-K thru 5th)
Chicken Nugget; or alternative Turkey
and cheese wrap, mashed potatoes
and gravy,'chilled fruit and whole wheat
Cheese pizza; oralternativeTurkey club
sandwich, corn and chilled peaches.

LCHS Christmas

door decorating

contest results
The most humorous door The
boy's bathroom by Chaz Griffin and
Angela. The doors that placed are:
6th place: Mr.Hill's door by
Brook Sessions
5th place: Mr. Shuler's door by
Melanie Shuler
4th place: Mrs. Whittington's
door by Toren Guthrie and Lindsay
3rd place: Mr. Harrell's by Toren
Guthrie and Lindsay Anders
2nd place: the teachers lounge by
Daniel Deason and Jessica Read
1st place: front office by Brooke


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Chasen Roulhac (#22) from Blountstown and JJ House (#33) from
Bristol working together making a great pair. JJ House was named

Chasen "Chi Chi" Roulhac (#22) from
Blountstown was named Best Defensive
Player shown here in action.

William Hayes (#23) and JJ House (#33), both from Bristol. These boys
stood firm against some large opponents during some of their games.

Three local boys play in the 41st
The 41st Annual Snapper The trio played for the Rebels handed the Pleasant
Bowl, with teams coming from Eastside Rebels out ofPanama Grove Spartans a 33-19 defeat.
all over the United States, was City, coached by Ty Steele and The following evening, the
held throughout Thanksgiving Alvin Bishop. The Eastside Alabama Lions squeezed out
weekend in Panama City Rebels fell to the Alabama a 13-12 win over the Rebels,
Beach and featured three local Lions in the championship following a hard fought
players William Hayes and JJ game Saturday, Nov. 28, 34-12, game. On Saturday morning,
House, both from Bristol and with the majority of the points the Rebels faced Donelson
Chasen "Chi Chi" Roulhac being scored in the fourth Hermitage and were trailing
from Blountstown. It was quarter. The championship 13-14 with 30 seconds left
Roulhac's first appearance in game was played at Pete on the clock. The Rebels got
this football classic, but Hayes Edwards Field. the ball back and marched
and House were veterans, with On Thanksgiving Day, at. 70 yards scoring as time
several Snapper Bowls under J.R. Arnold High School's expired 19-14. The
their belts. football stadium, the Eastside Rebels had to immediately

JV Wildcats post first win over John Paul II

by Jim Mcintosh
7-With a smothering defense
that forced 22 turnovers, the
Altha Junior Varsity Wildcats
basketball team presented
their first year coach, Matthew
Nichols, with win number one
last Tuesday night over the
John Paul II Panthers, 29-21.
Both teams were tied 4-4 at
the end of the first quarter but
Altha held a 10-9 advantage at
the break. The Wildcats held
the Panthers to 2 points in the
third period while they rang
up 10 points to stretch the lead
'to 20-11.
Leading the Wildcats (1-2)
in the scoring column was
Caleb Chew with 8 points.
Both Jae Fielder and Ryan
Wood netted 6 points apiece.
Jeremy O'Bryan was good for
5 points while Sharlyn Smith
and Jeffrey Waldorff each
chipped in 2 points.
The varsity Wildcats were
out-manned by a taller Panther
team and dropped their third
consecutive district game,
Jacob Warner led Altha (0-

3;0-3, Class lA, District 2)
with 15 points and 3 steals.
Will Rogers came away with
14 points. Ethan Ellis was
credited with 4 points while
Brett Floyd, Tyler Hamilton
and Carl Mantecon each scored
2 points apiece.
ALTHA, Dec. 9-Trailing
the FAMU Rattlers (4-0) 33-
17 after 3 quarters of play, the
Wildcats made an 11-3 run in
the fourth quarter but it wasn't
enough as Altha lost, 36-28.
In the scoring column
Caleb Chew led the way with
17 points. Also, he had 2
steals and 2 rebounds. Tyler
McClellan put up 6 points
and he had 2 rebounds along
with 2 steals. Ryan Wood
contributed 3 points, led his
team with 4 rebounds and 4
steals and he blocked a shot
attempt. Both Jae Fielder
and Jeremy O'Bryan added 2
points apiece. O'Bryan pulled
down a rebound and he rejected
a Rattlers' shot attempt.
Limiting the Rattlers' to 3
points in the second quarter,
the varsity Wildcats (0-3; 0-3,

Class 1A, District 2) held a
20-14 edge at halftime but the
Rattlers (3-0; 3-0, Class 1A,
District 2) prevailed in the
end, 60-35.
Will Rogers led Altha with
13 points and he recorded 3
steals. Jacob Warner scored 12
points, pulled down 2 rebounds,
collected an assist; a steal and
he blocked a shot attempt.
Tyler Hamilton walked away
with 7 points, led his team with
5 rebounds, had 3 steals and he
blocked a shot attempt. Ethan
Ellis added 2 points, recorded
2 assists, snagged a rebound
and was credited with a steal.
Anthony Young sank a free
throw, cleared 2 rebounds and
he had a steal.
Before their Christmas
holiday vacation, the Wildcats
traveled to Poplar Springs
this past Tuesday (Check out
next week's issue for game
details.). They will return to
action on January 5 when they
take on the Tigers in Malone.
The Wildcats would like to
wish all of their fans A Very
Merry Chirstmas!

Annual Snapper Bowl
leave the Arnold stadium and kicker, Roulhac was 4-4 with
travel to Pete Edwards Field his onside kicks, which put
to face the Alabama Lions the Rebels in excellent field
in the championship game position in crucial situations.
as the temperature dropped Williams Hayes didn't
drastically. receive a special award, but he
House was named MVP is clearly due a "Guts Award"
and was a powerhouse runner for his assignment of #6 from
gaining hundreds of yards on the Alabama Lions, with a
offense. He was also a force line that averaged at least 250
with which to be reckoned pounds.
on defense throughout the Hayes put forth a stellar
classic. Roulhac was named performance on both offense
Best Defensive Player. In his and defense in the Snapper
first appearance as a starting Bowl.

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I have been extreme-
ly good this year. There-
are a few gifts I would,
like to get for my mar-
velous behavior. To
start 'with I would love
to have a Barbie alarm
clock. But please try not
to make the sound go
off then my family and
I would get frightened.
I really deserve this for
behaving at school. An-
other gift I would cherish
for is a bean bag chair
and a fluffy pink butter-
fly chair. The bean bag
chair might not fit in a
box so you can just hide
it behind the tree. An-
other toy I would love is
a Barbie muscuteer doll.
Please give the one with
brown plus the sorwd.
The sowrd is not dan-.
gerous it is just plastic.
Another gift is precious
earrings.. My ears aren't
persed, magnetic or clip
on please. Another toy
is a fake kicten. I know
it is fake but it would be
good for me to do cook-
ing shows. The last gift
I would like is a trapalen.
Pretty please include a
net with it. It will mean
a lot to me. Throughout
the year my behavior
is fantastic behavior... I
have kept my grades
up, obeyed my elderlies,
behaved at school and
been nice to my brothers
and sisters. To find my
house you would smell
the delisous chocolate
chip cookies waiting for
you, see the glittery food
for your reindeer, hear
my daddy snoring, you
can also see a cute tan
puppy and a adourable
black kitty with white
paws. Your the best
Santa! I'm very.excited
about Chirstmas.
Mary Beth

Dear Santa,
I have been good
an bad in some of the
days that gone by. But
if I have been nauty you
don't have to bring me
nothing if you do all I ask
is three presents. Like
Ripstick, Nintendo DS,
Playstation 3. I think I
deserve them cause I
help my mom deep in
the woods to get every-
ones pinestaw for their
garden and allsow been
good for taken out the
trash an help her with
the grocery. To find
me you see a roteriler
and five dogs.
Sincerely, Fidel Rangle

Dear Santa,
I have been good this
year and I was thinking
of what I want for Christ-
mas. To begin with I
want a red ryder b-b

gun, a motorcycle arid
a magnificent life. And
I want these because
they're fun and use-
ful. They also make me
estatic. And I want my
family to be happy. So
if you need help finding
my house you go to Las
Vegas and there you
take a right and then a
left and a right and a left
and there you are there
is my house and also
look for a sign that says
'no trespassing' only for-
Santa Clause.
Sincerely, Jacob

Dear Santa,
I have bin good. I
want a Dert Bick and
Sinserly, Branddn

Dear Santa,
I have been a little
good this year. To start
with I wanted a Xbox360
with a football game and
a basketball game to.
Another gift I wanted is a
new car with lime green
rims and lime green all
over it and pitch black
windows. Another gift I
wanted is a Wii with a lot
of games. Throughout
the year I help my mom
clean the house and
wash the dishes.
Sincerely, Shamon

Dear Santa,
I have been pretty
good this year. There
is a few things I would
like this year. I would
like a Blackberry Storm
2, DSI, Ipod, Razor
pocket rocket, and a
TV for my room. I want
these things because
I've been working on
my grades and read-
ing exter herd. And try-
ing my best to be nice.
So please bring me my
presents for Christmas.
I live down Candy Cane
From Seth Nieman

Dear Santa,
I have been extremely
good. I only want two
things for Christmas that
is a camouflage brown-
ing jacket and a pare of
cabelas browning boots.
The reason why I think I
deserve these things is
I've been good but not
as good as you want me
to. However, I did scrub
the house and help my
mom with dishes. Even
if I don't get what I want
then I'll just be happy for
what I get. Even though
some people want stuff
to they have to deal with
Sincerely, Trinity

Dear Santa,
I have been the most
adorable, charming,
attractive good girl this


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from Jennifer Kever's
fourth grade class
at Tolar School

year. I have also helped
around school to. So if
you could I would like
a couple of things for
Christmas. I would like
a Wii and a X-Box 360.
This is all I want cause
I have everything else I
need. The reason I want
a Wii and a X-Box is
because I have to play
the play station 2 and
it is almost broke. I've
done a lot of choris so
I think I deserve it. All
Santa has to do is find
a big white house with a
big Christmas tree in the
front yard its easy!
Krystal Carson

Dear Santa,
I have been really
good this year. There
are a few things I would
like to get for Christ-
mas a X-Box 360, four
wheeler, a MP4 player
games, a girl. I have lis-
tin to the teacher I have
did chores. I do my work
in school.
Chris Williams

Dear Santa,
I have. been awe-
some this year. There
are a few things I want
for Christmas. I want a
four wheeler, a MP three
player, a playstation
three an IPod, Xbox 360
and a four while drive. I
deserve these gifts be-
cause I have been ex-

traordinarily good all this
year. I hope you can
bring me my presents to
my house.
Sincerely, Luke

Dear Santa,
I have been extraor-
dinarily good this year.
There are a few things
I would like to get for
Christmas in return for
my good behavior. To
start with, I would love
to get a ebony Ipod
touch. I deserve this
gift because I help
clean the house. An-
other gift would be a jet
black playstation3. With
some games. I deserve
this because I take care
of my brother.
Sincerely, Bradley Hall

Dear Santa,
I have been extoaor-
dinarily very good this
year. There are a few
things I want for Christ-
mas for my extoaordi-
narily good behavior. To
start with I want a Pur-
ple Aeropostale Jackit.
Also a Laptop, a green
one that does not have
stupid virises on it. But
I really, really want a TV in
my bedroom, flatscreen
TV. Another gift I want
is a DSI. I really, really,
really extremely want it. I
deserve it because I've
been really, really good.
My house is very big with
brick stips and two large
windows. Please come

to my house. -Santa I
really hope that you can
bring these gifts to me..
Sincerely, Clarissa

Dear Santa,
I have been extraor-
dinarily good this year.
There are a few things
I want to get for Christ-
mas in' return for my
good behavoir. To start
with I would like to get a
nice Crismrron red D.S.
for Christmas, *and all
you have to do is rap it
up and put it under our
Christmas tree please.
Another gift Iwould en-
joy wearing is a brown--
ing jacket that is forest
green. You can just
put it in a box rap the
box up and set it up un-
der the Christmas tree.
Through out this year I
have done the dishes, I
have took good care of
my baby sister Savan-
nah, and last I haven't ar-
gued with my parents.
Sincerely, Rlyssa Poole

Dear Santa,
I have been extremely
good this year. There
are a few things I would
like to get for Christmas
for my good behavior.
To start with, I would
love a petite Hannah
Montana DS game for
my light pink DS. I think
I deserve this because I
don't like to keep play-
ing my other games all
the time. Another gift I
would love is a silver lit-
ter key and lock neck-
lace so I could wear it
everyday. I have about
7 necklaces but I don't
like wearing them a lot,
but I would defintly wear
it all the time. Through-
out the year, I have
helped my awesome
teachers with their er-
rands, I have done a lot
of stuff this year for my
mom also. I washed the
dishes, did laundry, and
cleaned .my room. It
probly is a lot to ask but
please consider my list.
Sincerely, Kealoha

Dear Santa,
. I have been tremen-
dously good this year.
I have got a few things
on my mind-1 would love
for Christmas. The first
thing I would like is a
ping pong table, the sec-
ond thing I would like to
have is a remote control
airplane, finally I would
like a Nintinda DS lite.
Over the year I have got
up whent to school evry
day and I have delight-
fully helped my sister
with her cheerleding
Gaige Malay

I have been great this
year. There a few things
I would lik6 to have for
my .superb behavior.
Most importantly I would
like a Blackberry Storm
2 because I want a new
phone for my terrific be-
havior and because I like
touch screen phones.
Of greatest importance
I would also like a zen
to listen to music on the
bus or anywhere. I really
like music. All this year I
have helped my granny
do my chores and been
good so I hope I get to
have my gifts.
Sincerely, Vontris T.

Dear Santa,
-1 have been pretty
good this year. There
was a couple things I
wanted this year. To
start with I really want
an Ipod touch I deserve
that. And also I really
want Twilight movie.
And I want black con-
verse. And I would love
a gift card for $100 for
Wal-Mart. I really de-
serve these gifts be-
cause I help around the
house, I watch my bad
brother. So I think I de-
serve these wonderful
gifts. Santa if you don't
know where my house
is follow the delightful
smell of chocolate chip
cookies and find the
warm and cozy recliner
chair and the huge glass
of milk.
Sincerely, Y. Grier

Dear Santa;
From last year I have
straighted up pretty
well. So there are a few
things this Christmas
I would like. 'To start
with I would like a DS
lite. Because my sister
had a DS. I would love
to play my own DS lite
. but I do not have one.
Another thing I would
like for Christmas is a
laptop. Because I do
not want to play on my
uncles laptop, so I want
my own. I have been
as good as I could and
I have straightened up
a lot.
Sylvia Vaught


Tolar School
fourth grade

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TALLAHASSEE-Dennis 0. Story, 69, went
home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday,
Dec. 13, 2009. He was born on April 29, 1940. He
was a former member and Deacon of Sabel Palm
Baptist Church. His Lord and Savior were always
important in his life, followed by family and his
love for the Seminole football. He retired after 44
years of employment with the State of Florida from
the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Ve-
He. was preceded in death by his parents, Otha
and Christine Story and his brother, Bobby Story
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sharon
Lopez Story; two daughters, Suzanne Elizabeth
Story and Jennifer Story Harrison; two grandsons,
Connor Harrison and Andrew Harrison; son-in-
law David Harrison; a brother, Willard Story and
his wife, Carol of Bristol; a sister, Francis Smith of
Wauchula and many other loved family members.
Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 17 at 3
p.m., with visitation preceding the service at 2 p.m.
at Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 South Jack-
son Street, Quincy. Donations may be made to Par-
kinson's Disease Foundation or Big Bend Hospice
in place of flowers.
McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge
of the arrangements.
QUINCY-Carl Hampton
Mercer, 76, of the Providence
Community, passed away Tues-
fI day, Dec. 8, 2009. He taught
Industrial Diesel Mechanics at
ACI and'retired from the State
of Florida after 35 years. He was a 55 year member
and Deacon of Providence Baptist Church. He was
a nine year Air Force Veteran, serving in the Korean
Conflict. He was an avid fisherman and loved ev-
erything outdoors including farming and mechani-
cal projects. He was also a Bobby Bowden Semi-
nole football fan. He loved friends and had a great
love for spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Norma
Bowen Mercer of the Providence Community; two
sons, Wade Mercer and his wife, Lisa of Blount-
stown and Chuck Mercer and his wife, Rhonda of
Greensboro; two daughters, Janet Parramore and
her husband, Vic of Tallahassee and Penny Ross
and her husband, Bobby of Bristol; a brother, Al-
bert Mercer; three sisters, Vera Yelvington, Betty
Bentley and Mary Ann Hibbs; eight grandchildren,
Ricky Mercer, Jason Mercer and his wife, Kelli,
Justin Mercer, Ashley Mercer, Jacque Parramore,
Victor Parramore and his wife, Heather, Michael
Ross and his wife, Krystle and Colby Ross; one
great-grandchild, Haley.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Dec.
11 at Providence Baptist Church in the Providence
Community. Memorial contributions can be made
to the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery Fund,
1612 Providence Rd., Quincy, FL 32352 or to Big
Bend Hospice, 105 N. Jackson Street, Quincy, FL,
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in
charge of the arrangements.
ALTHA-Daphne Goldie, 52, of Altha passed
away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at the Calhoun Liberty
Hospital in Blountstown. She was born on Decem-
ber 21, 1956 in Winter Park and had lived in Cal-
houn County since 1997. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include three sisters, Linda Lopes of
San Antonio, TX, Margie Onette Knight of Deltona
and Brenda Joyce Sweat of De-
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WILMA Former Leon
County Sheriff, Raymond
Reed Hamlin Jr., 86, passed
I away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009
at Tallahassee Memorial Hos-
He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Bart-
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Iris Skip-
per Hamlin of Wilma; four children, Henry Hamlin
and his wife, Teresa and John Hamlin and his wife,
Crystal, all of Wilma,. Elaine Tloumoy and her
husband, Donald of Carrabelle and Lucile Hamlin-
Carter and her husband George of Tallahassee; one
brother, Colonel Bailey Hamlin and his wife Jackie
of Dunnellon; two sisters, Eloise Wicker of Bur-
bank, CA and Margait Pettigrew of Lake City; four
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Masonic graveside services will be held Wednes-
day, Dec.-16 at 11 a.m. (ET) at Skipper Cemetery
in Leon County.
Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of
BLOUNTSTOWN-Edna Barker, 87, of Blount-
stown passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 in Blount-
stown. She was born on July 18, 1922 in Twin
Falls, ID and lived in Calhoun County for the past
26 years, coming from Moses Lake, WA. She was
a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bristol.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Da-
vid William'Barker and three sisters, Dorothy Jones,
Doris Cunnington and Marjorie Wright.
Survivors include one son, Gordogi Barker and
his wife, Barbara of Portland, OR; three daughters,
Renae M. Johnson and her husband, Kirk of Las
Vegas, NV, Mary Louise Layne and her husband,
Raymond of Blountstown and Rebecca Jean Law-
rence and her husband, Danny Ray of Marianna; 19
grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, Dec. 10 at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bris-
tol with Bishop Aaron Holloway officiating. Inter-
ment followed in the Pine Memorial Cemetery in
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.
BLOUNTSTOWN-Inez Eldridge, 88, of Blount-
stown went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Dec.
9, 2009 in Blountstown. She was born on July 11,
1921 in Blountstown and lived in Calhoun County
all of her life. She assisted her husband, Dr. Marion
C. Eldridge in their chiropractic office for numer-
ous years. She was a member of the First Baptist
Church in Blountstown.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald El-
Survivors include her loving husband, Dr. Mar-
ion C. Eldridge of Blountstown; two sons, Wilson
Thomas (Tommy) McClellan of Blountstown and
Dr. Marion C. (Butch) Eldridge and his wife Kath-
leen of Mandarin; one daughter, Debbie (McClellan)
Edwards and her husband, Tommy of Blountstown;
six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 12 at the First
Baptist Church in Blountstown with Reverend Da-
vid Throckmorton officiating. Interment followed
in the Nettle Ridge Cemetery.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

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bank to get the job done right.
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costs without sacrificing your
landscape and garden.
According to Andrea
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Georgia College ofAgricultural
and Environmental Sciences,
using fall leaves,- compost
and recycled woodchips can
cut down on spending while
still allowing you to have
the best looking yard in the
Done properly mulching is
one of the best things you can
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and survive our environmental
Perennials, bulbs and trees
planted in the fall will spend the
late fall and winter developing
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While the tops of landscape
plants go dormant for the
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Any leaves work as long as
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Minutes from the Nov. 5 Liberty Commission regi

Official minutes from the
Nov. 5 regular meeting of the
Liberty County Commission as
recorded by the board secretary.

The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Albert Butcher.
Present at the meeting were Com-
missioners Davis Stoutamire,
Dexter Barber, Jim Johnson, Kev-
in Williams, Attorney Shalene Gro-
ver, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy
Clerk Charla Kearce.

Prayer was led by Judy Hall.
Pledge of allegiance was led by
Commissioner Davis Stoutamire.
Motion to approve the minutes
of the regular meeting held Oct. 6
and special meeting Oct. 22 was
made by Stoutamire, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Rhonda Lewis discussed the
Emergency Management Grant
Contract. The Board added this to
the agenda.
Discuss speed bumps on Telo-

gia Creek Road was added to the
Adding garbage to tax bill and
adding American Disability Act to
personal policy was added to the
Motion to approve the agenda
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Stoutamire and carried.
Kristin Brown with Preble Rish.
Engineers came before the Board.
She presented the Bentley Bluff
and Tolar Sidewalk bid recom-

mendations to the Board.
Motion to award the Bentley
Bluff bid to C.W. Roberts Contract-
ing in the amount of $122,000 was
made by Stoutamire, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Motion to award the Tolar Side-
walk bid to Panhandle Construc-
tion in the amount of $180,332
was made by Johnson, seconded
by Barber and carried.
Motion to approve change or-
der # 1 for the Emergency Op-
erations Center in the amount of
$77,867.02 was made by John-
son, seconded by Williams and
Motion to re-appoint Johnny
Eubanks to the Opportunity Flor-
ida Board of Directors was made
by Stoutamire, seconded by Bar-
ber and carried.
Motion to approve dues of
$78.51 to Opportunity Florida was
made by Stoutamnire, seconded by
Johnson and carried.
Larry Morse with the Florida
Division of Forestry presented the
2009-2010 operating plan. Motion
.to approve was made by Johnson,
seconded by Barber and carried.
Emergency Management Di-
rector, Rhonda Lewis presented
the Emergency Management Sub
Grant Agreement for 2009-2010.
Motion to approve was made by
Johnson, seconded by Stoutamire
and carried.
Motion to approve tree removal
in Hosford in the amount of $575
to Greg Willis was made by John-
son, seconded by Barber and car-
A letter from Debra Sansom re-
questing a caution light in Telogia
was discussed. Attorney Grover
will send another letter to D.O.T.
attaching Ms. Sansom's letter re-
questing a caution light at the in-
tersection in Telogia.
Motion to approve Resolution #
09-31 requesting the delay of pa-
per ballot and purchasing equip-
ment until 2016 was made by
Johnson, seconded by Williams
and carried.

Official minutes from the
Nov. 16 special meeting of the
Liberty County Commission as
recorded by the board secretary.

The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Albert Butcher.
Present were Commissioners Da-
vis Stoutamire, Dexter Barber, Jim
Johnson, Attorney Shalene Gro-
ver and Clerk Robert Hill.
The opening prayer was given
by Chairman Butcher. The Pledge
of Allegiance was led by Commis-
sioner Stoutamire.
Motion by Stoutamire, sec-
onded by Johnson and carried to
employ Dick Stanley as Building
Code Administrator. The effective
date will be as soon as possible

Official minutes from the
Nov. 9 special meeting of the '
Liberty County Commission as
recorded by the board secretary.

The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Albert Butcher.
Present were Commissioners Da-
vis Stoutamire, Dexter Barber, Jim
Johnson, Kevin Williams, Attorney

after resignation notice to present
Motion by Barber, seconded by
Johnson and carried to approve
Christmas Parade route and $250
donation for trophies for Decem-
ber 12th parade.
Jeff Mason presented a pro-
posal to Commissioners for their
approval of Realistic Urban Train-
ing in Liberty County. Motion to
approve by Johnson,. seconded
by Barber and carried.
Motion by Barber, seconded by
Johnson and carried to approve
Bruce Huffmaster's minor subdivi-
sion application.
Motion by Stoutamire, sec-
onded by Barber and carried to
.approve the following CEI Com-

Shalene Grover, and Clerk Robert
Commissioner Butcher. gave
the opening prayer. Commis-
sioner Stoutamire led the Pledge
of Allegiance.
Motion by Stoutamire, sec-
onded by Williams and carried to
approve Resolution 09-32. This
resolution declares a local state

mittee Members: Shalene Grover,
Steve Swier, Rhonda Lewis, Bud-
dy Money and Monica Brinkley.
Chairman Butcher turned the
meeting over to Clerk Hill for the
purpose of electing officers for
the 2009-2010 year. Motion by
Butcher and seconded by Barber
and carried for Mr. Stoutamire to
be Chairman.
Motion by Barber, seconded by
Butcher and carried for Kevin Wil-
liams to be Vice-Chairman.
Motion to adjourn by Butcher,
seconded by Johnson and car-

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Albert Butcher, Chairman

of emergency concerning Tropical
Storm Ida.
Motion to adjourn by Johnson,
seconded by Stoutamire and car-

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Albert Butcher, Chairman

Nov. minutes from the City

of Bristol regular meeting
Official minutes from the and estimated costs to replace tor Michael Wahlquist informed
Nov. 9 regular meeting of the waterlines during the county's the council he was written up by
the City of Bristol as sidewalk extension project. DEP for not having a fence/gate in
recorded by the city clerk. Based upon the Attorney's rec- front of the WWTP to secure the
ommendation, Chairman Shuler property. The council, by general
Chairman Brigham Shuler tabled the Florida Public Utilities consensus, directed Wahlquist to
called this meeting to order at Franchise Agreement renewal. It contact DEP to determine the spe-
6:30 p.m. with Council members will be considered at a later date. cific fencing requirements, and to
Mitch Willis, Bobby Reddick and Maintenance Supervisor Shan- take care of it as economically as
John Fairchild present. Attorney non Phillips informed the council possible.
David House and City Clerk Robin that all Phase II sewer connections Chairman Shuler informed the
Hatcher were also present. Coun- were completed. He submitted council that he wanted to contact
cilwoman Meiko Whitfield and quotes for a pump to be used to FDOT regarding the traffic signal
Mayor Betty Brantley were absent. pump down grinder pumps at resi- at CR12 and SR20 to see about
Chairman Shuler offered the open- dences/businesses in the event of having the timing reset to allow
ing prayer. Fire Chief Dale Hobby an extended electrical outage due more time to CR12. No one ob-
led the Pledge of Allegiance. to an emergency, etc. The coun- jected.
Councilman Reddick moved cil tabled these quotes, instruct- Councilman Willis moved to
to approve the previous month's ing Phillips to contact the Health adopt a Statement of Support for
minutes, seconded by Council- Department for any licensing or the Guard and Reserve, second-
man Fairchild, carried by all. other requirements that we should ed by Councilman Reddick, car-
Councilman Willis moved to be aware of prior to purchasing ried 4:1 with Councilman Fairchild
approve the monthly bills for pay- the pump. Phillips also submitted voting nay.
ment, seconded by Councilman quotes for repairing the city's van There being no further busi-
Reddick, approved by all. (motor). No action was taken on ness, Councilman Willis moved to
Justin Ford of Preble-Rish En- the van. Chairman Shuler sug- adjourn, seconded by Councilman
gineering gave an engineering gested that he would like to check Reddick, all voted in favor. Meet-
report to the council. Chairman with Washington CorrectionalNo- ing adjourned at 7 p.m.
Shuler directed Maintenance Su- tech to see if they do major repairs
pervisor Shannon Phillips to con- and get a price quote from them if_
suit with Engineer Ford to deter- they do. Chairman: Brigham S. Shuler
mine a list of materials, quantities, Water/Wastewater Opera- City Clerk: Robin M. Hatcher

liar meeting
Motion to approve adding the
American Disability Act to the per-
sonal policy was made by John-
son, seconded by Stoutamire and
Motion to advertise a Public
Hearing to address attaching the
garbage bills to your tax bill was
made by Williams, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Motion to move the regular
meetings to the first Thursday af-
ter the first Monday of each month
and start the meetings at 6 p.m.
effective January, 2010 was made
by Stoutamire, seconded by Bar-
ber and carried.
Clerk Robert Hill told the Board
that there will be a workshop on
the land development code on
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 at 5 p.m. in
the courtroom.
Motion to hire Van Elkins as
the caretaker at Bentley Bluff was
made by Barber, seconded by
Stoutamire and carried.
Motion to approve the revised
contract as land development
code consultant with Larry Shuler
was made by Stoutamire, second-
ed by Barber and carried.
The County Attorney will look
over the letter from Wendy Phillips
concerning the cemetery at the
Rock Bluff Church.
Motion to install speed bumps
on Turkey Creek Road was made
by Johnson. This motion died for
the lack of a seconded.
Motion to pay the bills was
made by Johnson, seconded by
Stoutamire and carried.
Motion to adjourn was made by
Johnson, seconded by Barber and

Warrant Warrant
List Numbers
Operating Fund 27487-27680
Weatherization Fund 3980-4016
Small County Grant 3865-3876
Payroll Fund 28281-28431

Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Davis Stoutamire, Chairman

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Official minutes from the Nov.
17 organizational meeting of the
Liberty County.School Board as
recorded by the secretary.

The meeting was called to or-
der by Superintendent Sue Sum-
mers. Members present at the
meeting were Roger Reddick,
Darrel Hayes, Tommy Duggar,
Kyle Peddie and Superintendent
Sue Summers. Absent: Logan

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Bristol, Florida 32321
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Bristol, Florida 32321
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Bristol, Florida 32321.
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Bristol, Florida 32321
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Hosford, Florida 32334
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District V

The prayer was offered by
Tommy Duggar and the Pledge
of Allegiance was led by Darrel
Duggar nominated Kyle Ped-
die for School Board Chairman of
the Liberty County School Board
for 2009-2010 and Darrel Hayes
as Vice Chairman of the Liberty
County School Board for 2009-
2010 and it was seconded by
Reddick. Motion was made by
Duggar, seconded by Reddick
and carried unanimously to ap-
point Kyle Peddie as School Board
Chairman and Darrel Hayes as
Summers turned the meeting
over to Kyle Peddie, newly elected
School Board Chairman.
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to set time and place
for regular School Board meetings
on the second Tuesday of each
month at 5 p.m. at the Liberty
County Education and Administra-
tive Center.
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve Superior
Bank as the Official Depository for
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to approve Expendi-
tures Statement Format for 2009-
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to reject the revised
School Board Members Salaries
which would be a salary increase
and keep their salaries at the pres-
ent amount. The Board Members
felt until the budget could allow for

increases for all school board em-
ployees, they would not take any
Motion was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes. and carried
unanimously to nominate Logan
Kever as Florida School Board As-
sociation Legislative Liaison and
Kyle Peddie as Alternate FSBA
Legislative Liaison for Liberty
County School District.
Tommy Duggar requested the
Superintendent obtain comparison
information on Talquin Electric Co-
operative with Florida Public Utili-
ties (cost per kilowatt) to have for
Board Members at the next Board
Motion was made by Hayes
and seconded by Duggar to dis-
cuss approval of request for per-
mission to advertise for ESOL
teacher (new position but man-
dated when enrollment reaches
15). After much discussion and
idea exchanges, motion to table
item until Superintendent can do
some further checking with the
Principal was made by Reddick,
seconded by Hayes and carried
Motion to accept resignation
from Vickie Whittington as Health
Academy Instructor pending final
letter of resignation was made by
Reddick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously.
Motion to approve request for
permission to advertise for Health
Academy Instructor pending final
letter of resignation from Whit-
tington was made by Duggar,
seconded by Hayes and carried
Motion was made by Duggar,
seconded by Hayes and carried
unanimously to adjourn the meet-

Nov. 10 minutes for the Liberty

School Board regular meeting

Official minutes from the
Nov. 10 regular meeting of
the Liberty County School Board
as recorded by the secretary.

The meeting was called to or-
der by Chairman Kyle Peddle.
Members present at the meeting
were Roger Reddick, Logan Kev-
er, Tommy Duggar, Kyle Peddie
and Superintendent Sue Sum-
mers. Absent: Darrel Hayes.
1. The prayer was offered by
Kyle Peddie and the Pledge of Al-
legiance was led by Kever.
2 Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to adopt the
3 Motion was made by Dug-.
gar, seconded by Kever and car-
ried unanimously to approve the
following Consent Items:
A. Approval of Minutes
Workshop Minutes of Oct. 13
B. Principals Reports for Oct.
C. Financial Statements for
D. Budget Amendments De-
E. Bills and Payroll for Oct.

1. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Reddick and car-
ried unanimously to approve re-
quest for permission for students
to attend Adult School and take
the GED after completion of pre-
scribed course of study.
2. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve following
School Board Policies:
2.22 School Board Meetings
5.181 Homeless Students
5.30 Student Control (Corpo-
ral Punishment Policy)
5.32 Zero Tolerance for School
Related Crimes
7.77 Inventories and Property
8.81 Food Allergies
3. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to approve Agree-
ment on a Substitute Time Distri-
bution Reporting System.
4. Motion was made by Kever,
seconded by Duggar and carried
unanimously to approve Survey
on Domestic Violence and Alcohol
Abuse (Children's Coalition).
5. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Kever and car-

ried unanimously to approve End
of Year Summative 21st Century
Grant Report.
6. Motion was made Duggar,
seconded by Reddick and carried
unanimously to approve change in
payroll date for Nov. from Nov. 30
to Nov. 20.
7. Motion was made by Dug-
gar, seconded by Kever and car-
ried unanimously to approve
Florida Online Reading Profes-
sional Development Collaboration
1. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to approve
recommendation of Karen Dudley
as bus monitor to be effective Oct.
12. (This is a recurring position -
not new. Dudley will be replacing
Barbara Brinson.).
Superintendent Summers ap-
plauded the Football and Volley-
ball Teams on their wins.
7. Motion was made by Red-
dick, seconded by Duggar and
carried unanimously to adjourn
the meeting.

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Bow- Flex Tread Climber, one
year old, $2,000. Call 674-2842.

Hand tools starting at $1 each (30
totes full) at the Calhoun-Liberty
Ministry Center in Blountstown.
Phone 674-1818. 12-16,12-23

Sony mini DVD camcorder, like
new, with 5-disk, battery, battery
charger, $75 OBO. Call 237-
1223. 12-16,12-23

Shark Steam Mop, used once,
comes with extra cleaning pads,
$50. Call 674-4770. 12-16,12-23

Two exercise bikes, $50 for both;
handmade Amish baby cradle,
$100. Call 643-5751 before 5
p.m. or 643-6439 after 5 p.m.

Original Xbox with 2 controllers,
steeringwheel and 26 plus games,
$125. Call 643-6230. 12-16,12-23

Heritage Series Sunbeam Mix-
master, 450 watt, dual motor de-
sign, $130 negotiable. Call 674-
8269. 12-16. 12-23
Name brand girls clothes,
over 60 items to choose from,
0-9 months, new with tags, 9-18
months excellent condition, all
items between $1 and $5; boys X-
large navy blue Browning jacket,
$40. Call for more information
643-5905.. 12-16,12-23

Two 19' TVs, $20 each; men's
tennis shoes, New Balance, size
13W, silver color, brand new, $25.
Call 762-5190. 12-16,12-23

Miscellaneous dolls and toys,
will trade or sale cheap. Call 674-
3264. 12-16,12-23

Singer 401 slant-o-matic sewing
machine with cabinet, $150. Call
933-4968. 12-16,12-23

HP computer with wind
2 1/2-3 years olc th
copier/printer AV, CD
good w'o-' condition
computer .dsk and chai
$350 for all. Call 379-954

Tippmann A-5 paintball
two hoppers, two 3000
tanks, 1-9 oz. C02 tank
grip, new flatline barrel,
lens Proto mask, adjustab
new C02 coil, 320 ammc
4-pods, over 30 piece
and many more extras, $(
762-3245 or 272-0726.

Mickey Mouse music
mas item, $100; brown
$20. Call 674-3264.

PSP System, with 1-yeai
ty and 1 game, with carry
$200 OBO. Call 237-178

Three Graco high chai
condition. Call 379-8176
mation and price. 1

Baby clothes, 0-18 moni

ows XP,
) burner,
; metal
r, asking

blankets and toys, all items priced
low; Strawberry Shortcake baby
crib set, includes bumper pad,
blanket, pillow, mobile, dust ruffle,
night light and sheet set, asking
$100 (paid over $220). Call 447-
4527. .12-9,12-16

New 2008 Quickbooks Pro pro-
gram, paid $275 asking $150; Five
Liberty Garango year books ('80-
'84) like new condition, $10 each.
Call 674-4885. 12-9,12-16

GE Space-saver microwave, wall
mount, excellent condition, two
years old, $125. Call 674-4885.

Walk-in cooler, $2,000; canvas
tent sections 30x30, $150 each;
artificial Christmas tree, $25. Call
674-8010. 12-9,12-16

Gateway computer, complete,
$300; Black and Decker vacuum
cleaner, $39; basket of clothes,
$4; 4 ft. Christmas tree, $4; stuffed
animals, 500 $1 each or $4 a
bag. Call 272-4824. 12-9,12-16

Tan tweed fabric couch with dual
recliner $200; oversized chair with
recliner $100, take both for $250.
No stains or tears, approx. 5 years
old, good condition. Call (850)
447-2701. 12-2,12-9
Couch, $20. Call, 379-3046.

16" girls bicycle, excellent condi-
tion, $15. Call 674-4475. 12-2,12-9

Aquarium, 40 gallon, complete
with everything including fish,
$125. Call 379-8220. 12-2, 12-9


1986 Suzuki Samurai SUV, new
pressure plate, new clutch, new
exhaust, new timing belt and tim-
ing cover, rebuilt carburetor, runs
good, $1,200 OBO. Call 693-
0273. 12-16,12-23

1967 Mustang Coupe, V8, au-
tomatic, lots of options, runs and
drives fair, $4,800 OBO or possibly
trade and cash. Call 227-4881.

46. 1997 Honda Accord Wagon,
12-16,12-23 190K miles, excellent interior and
exterior, automatic transmission,
gun with A/C, power everything, runs great,
psi nitro $3,800. Call (435) 452-1727 or
, new e- 694-8462. 12-2,12-9
ble stock, 1995 Buick Century Wagon,
o pouch, needs transmission work, practi-
parts. kit cally new tires, $600. Call 643-
600. Call 1150. 12-2,12-9
1992 Nissan Sentra, 4-cyl. man-
l Christ- ual transmission, recent clutch kit,
pitcher, new radiator and fans, runs ex-
12-16,12-23 tremely well, cold A/C, 35-38 Hwy.
MPG, $1,600. Call (850) 227-
r warran- 4881. 12-2,12-9
ing case,
35. 12-16,12-23
for infor-
2-16,12-23 2002 Dodge Ram 1500, red,
4x4, 360 engine, PW/PL & power
ths, baby seats, 4-door, tilt, cruise, AM/FM/

CD, good condition, $8,200. Call
209-4618. 12-16,12-23

1995 Toyota 4-Runner, asking
$5,500 or will trade for camper of
equal value. Call 643-2975.

1989 Dodge Ram Charger, 4x4
truck, white with maroon interior, 6
1/2" lift, 35" tires, like new condition,
$5,500. Call 379-3445. 12-16,12-23

1998 Chevy Silverado extended
cab, 3-door, high miles (224K)
many are highway miles, well
maintained, synthetic oil every 4K
miles or less, power everything,
Michelin Radials, diamond toolbox
and bedliner, looks good and runs
great, $3,800. Call 566-7994,
leave message, serious inquires
only. 12-16,12-23

2004 GMC 3/4 ton work body
truck, 71,000 miles, $11,500. Call
674-8092 or 573-0616. 12-9,12-16


350 Motor w/turbo 400 trans-
mission, dressed out, runs good,
$400. Call 643-3622. 12-9,12-16

1974 Nova body, $1,000 OBO.
Call 643-2557. 12-9,12-16



2004 Honda CRF150F great con-
dition, $1,400 OBO.' Call 643-
8689 days, 674-4046 nights.

1992 Honda Goldwing 1500 As-
pencade, candy apple red, 23K
miles, CB radio, trailer hitch, fully
loaded, many. extras, $5,000 ne-
gotiable. Call 643-6304. 12-16.12-23

Two seater Go-kart, 6 hp mo-
tor, excellent condition, paid $900
asking $385. Call 643-2525.

Go-Kart, 6.5 Hp, 2-seater, with roll
bars, $650. Call 447-1549.

2002 Honda 250,2-stroke, $1,000.
Call 643-2647. 12-9,12-16

2004 Yamaha 4-wheeler, 350
Bruin, 2wd, auto, very low miles,
$2,000. Call 643-1402. 12-2,12-9


One acre on Ashley Shiver Road,
five miles S. of Altha, $20,000 firm,
prime property; Approximately 1/2
acre on Black Bottom Road, four
miles S. of Altha, $10,000 firm. Se-
rious inquires only. Call 674-7138.
12-9 T. 1-6

10 acres of land on Hwy. 67-out-
side of Telogia, two miles south,
$10,000 down and take over pay-
ments, Call 379-3046. 12-2,12-9

One acre in Eastpoint, $25,000,
owner will finance, no develop-



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Week of
Dec.20 Dec. 27

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Here are a few days when you
can have your cake and eat
it too, Aries. Taking charge or
assuming a new responsibility
should go very well this week.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
You find clarity and romance
this week, Taurus, and it's
certainly fine by you. Problems
that seemed difficult to smooth
over all but disappear in the
next few days.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21.
This week stressful
influences recede and
there's an emphasis on'
romance and fun, Gemini. Put
on your party clothes and take
that special someone for a
night out on the town.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, this week you
will be fun company and
able to generate a great
mood among others. An idea
you thought was crazy could
gain lots of steam.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
If you've made any recent
affes, Leo, this week you
have the opportunity to reverse
what you have done. You will'
also find that critics.become-
admirers. Imagine that
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22.
After a few sketchy days, things
change for the better, Virgo. .
Highly beneficial influences
should boost work and cash-
flow. Romance also blossoms.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
This week should be a
walk-in-the-park type of week,
Libra. Enjoy the break you will
be getting and take deep
breath of fresh air. Work issues
are resolved on Friday.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Travel plans are in your
future, Scorpio. Now the
only trouble is figuring out
where to go. Use the week
to scour the Internet or touch
base with travel agents.
If you take advantage of the fun
aspects of the week, Sagit-
tarius, you can enjoy being the
center of attention. Just don't
let the fun go so far that you
forget your responsibilities.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
For a while you have been
treading on eggshells, Cap-
ricorn, but you don't have to
worry about doing that this
week. Let your hair down and
don't worry about anything.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Things should become
clearer and easier this week
for you, Aquarius. That uphill
struggle will be more of a down-
hill dash. A domestic matter
comes to the forefront.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Cash matters should improve,
Pisces, but not enough that you
can spend frivolously. Pursue
cost-effective recreation.

DEC. 20-David Cook, Singer (27)
DEC. 21-Samuel L Jackson, Actor (61)
DEC. 22-Jordin Sparks, Singer (20)
DEC. 23-Cory Haim, Actor (38)
DEC. 24-Stephanie Meyer, Author (36)
DEC. 25-Dido, Singer (37)
DEC. 26-Lars Ulrich, Drummer (46)

ments. Call 379-3965. 12-2,12-9

1/2 acre of land in city limits of
Blountstown, $12,000 OBO. Call
(850) 727-3494. 12-2, 12-9

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


Honda 3500 generator, $400.
Call 379-8419. 12-16, 12-23

Propane tanks, 120-gallon, $150;
20-gallon, $50. Call 643-2672.
12-9, 12-16

Generator, 6250 watt power,
never used, $450 OBO. Call 379-
3046. 12-2,12-9

Briggs Stratton XL4000 gen-
erator, 5300 starting watts,
like new, $350. Call 379-
3789 or 294-4137. 12-2, 12-9

55-gallon steel drums with lids,
25, $10 and up, excellent storage.
Call 592-5780. 11-18 thru 12-23


Free.medium size dog, white with
brown spots on ears and body,
very friendly. Call 237-1384.

American Pit Bulldogs, three
adult females and puppies, have
had shots and wormed, $50-$100
each. Call 866-593-6462 (deaf re-
lay service). 12-16, 12-23

Black Lab and Rotweiller mix,
female, 13 months old, free to a
good home. Call 237-1785.
12-16, 12-23

Two free kittens to a good home,
1 male, 1 female, 8 weeks old, lit-
ter box trained. Call 237-1878.

Puppies, great Christmas pres-
ent, free, adorable 1/2 Lab and 1/2
Bulldog mix, black in color, born
Oct. 13. They have been wormed

and eating puppy chow. Parents
on premises, free to a good home.
Call 643-5771 leave message.
12-16, 12-23

Six kittens, mostly white, two with
bobbed tails, free to a good home.
Call 674-1838. 12-16,12-23

Free Bulldog puppies, five weeks
old. Call 237-1223. 12-16, 12-23

White Boxer puppies, 2-males
& 1-female, 8 weeks old, has had
wormed and shots, $100. Call
762-3998 evenings and 209-1913
anytime. 12-9,12-16

American Bulldog puppies,
great confirmation and bone struc-
ture. Call 544-5440. 12-9,12-16

Red Nose Pit puppies, $50 each.
Call 762-8225. 12-9, 12-16

Colby Pit Bulldog, female, great
hog dog (hard hitting), $100. Call
(850) 545-1560. 12-2,12-9

Bulldog puppies, 4 females and
3 males, first shots, 8 weeks old,
$25 each. Call 379-3046. 12-2,12-9

Free kittens. Call 674-1838.
12-2, 12-9


LOST: 8-month-old Beagle puppy,
last seen in Clarksville area near
CR1, 5 and 4, $1,000 reward, no
questions asked. Puppy belongs
to 16-year-old boy with severe
medical problems. Would like dog
home when he returns from hospi-
tal. Call 814-5405 or 819-4579.
12-16, 12-23

FOUND: Male dog, approximate-
ly two years old, tan with dark
streaks, white front paws, white on
chest, spot on nose, very sweet.
Call 643-5731. 12-9,12-16

LOST: Brown, male dog, weighs
about 33 lbs. and last seen around
the Snipes Trailer Park. He is short
legged, long body and has a nick
in one ear and a cropped tail. He
came to my home several months
ago, I took him to the vet had him
fixed, got all his shots and a col-
lar. The collar was taken off when
he was in the house, he ran away
when let out in the yard without his

collar. He is due a flea treatment.
His name is Cody. Please call me
at 643-5254 and I will come get
him. If he has found a new home
let me know and I will at least come
give him his flea treatment.


Red Nose Beagle dog, female.
Call 674-3264. 12-16,12-23

New or used instruments do-
nated to the Tolar School for the
band. Call 643-6390. 12-9, 12-16

14' fiberglass or plywood boat.
Call 509-8191 or 379-8432.
12-16. 12-23

To buy a vertical shaft for lawn
mower engine, 16-25 Hp. Call
674-8010. 12-9,12-16

Place to rent in Sumatra area
or a small fixer upper to purchase
with owner financing. Retired
couple interested. Call 762-8530.

A reasonable place to rent. Call
674-3264. 12-9,12-16

Two working front axles for a
2002 Honda Rancher 350 4x4.
Call (850) 526-8234. 12-9 12-16

Ab Circle Pro for a younger per-
son's Christmas gift. Reasonably
priced. Call 643-1428 evenings.

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


Marlin XL7C 270 rifle, with Tasco
3x9x40 scope, $350; paddle boat,
$350. Call 762-8785.

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Dear Santa,
What do I want for Christ-
mas? Well I really would like a
air gun with the bbs with it. And
I wish for a Lg Env 3 Cell phone.
And if you have enough time left
please deliver me a Ipod touch
from WAL-MART. Please don't
forget to leave me a note when
you are done with the cookies
and milk. I deserve these few
gifts because I made A honor
roll and I have been a very very
very good girl!! So if you think
I can be good for the rest of the
time I will be very good. To find
my house, Santa I be you know
where Best Buy is don't you?
Well if you don't ask an elf and
let them lead the way and when
you get there go in the electron-
ics isle and look and you will see
a 3BC GPS and that stand for
Go Places Santa. And hook it
up to your sleigh and turn on the
switch and type in Hosford and
you find my house.
Sincerely, Ally Maige

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a Nin-
tendo DS with a camera and a
digital camera. You know what a
camcorder would be better then I
could see if my teacher sleeps in
the classroom. If you deside that
I am a sweet little girl from read-
ing the passage you could also
pitch in some money and buy me
a computer. I deserve these gifts
because I made A honor roll and
been working my head off for A
honor roll so I can get $50. An
my mom is so proud of me an
I bet you are to. So that's why
you can get me all these new
cool things. Santa to find me get
a new GPS which will lead you
right to my, house, if that don't
work just type it up on google.
Sincerely, Lorraina Nava

Dear Santa,
I have been great this year and
I would like to find my phone
charger. I have not been able to
find it sence last year. I would
Ike my baby cousin, Trayson to
start talking. I deserve these be-
cause I have made all A's and I
help baby sit my cousin. I have
been a straight A student ever
since I started school. I have
been baby sitting since he was
born 11 months and 18 days
ago. To find my house smell my
mom's homemade suger cook-
ies. Mom makes the best suger
cookies ever. She gets the reci-
pey from Ma. The smell will go
right up his nose and he will jurk
around and come to my house.
Thanks a lot Santa, hopeful my
name is on the nice list and you
check it twice now.
Sincerley, Raegan Todd
P.S. I love you and come back
next year.

Dear Santa,
I have been awesome this
year I hope I get assassins creed
2. Also a blackberry storm, I can
test with that joker. Next I can
stay up all night with assassins
creed, that game is fun, I think it
is adecting. I deserve these be-
cause this past year has been a
bler. But I do clean my room, a

lot, take out the trash, man you
should smell that stuff. -Next
I play with my dog Jake, he is
fast for a puppy, I love that dog.
Dear Santa you need a Cheavy
to get to my house. I leave on
Northeast Shuler Street. Do not
and mean do not use a Ford. I
can understand if you have a
Sincerley, Austin Rudd

Dear Santa,
I have been really good this
year. I want all kinda of awsome
things. I want Browning boots.
You can find them at Big Ben in
Blountstown Florida on Hwy.
71. You can't miss it. I also have
been wanting a Ipod. It is only
$53 bucks at Walmart in Mari-
anna Florida. It has a huge sign
it says Walmart. I have been re-
ally good this year. I have been
nice to my sisters. I have also
been respectful to my parents
and teachers. I have made A/B

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honor roll so that means I have
paid full attention to my teach-
ers. If you don't know how to
get to my house I suggest you
get a GPS and find another job
like pluming. I mean come on
Santa you are suppose to know
every kids house, if you don't
know mine then you are selfish.
So you go off and have a good
Christmas and enjoy yourself
and Merry Christmas.
Desiree Melton

Dear Santa,
I really want a forwheeler and
a blackberry phone, that is what I
really want for Christmas. If you
have any money left, I would
really like a 243 Winchester. I de-
serve these because I have done
tons of work and I have been
good that's why I think I deserve
these presents. To find my house
I will put a sine that says Santa
come here please with your little
elf people.
Sincerely, Sam Timmons

Dear Santa,
I have been really good this
year. I want all kinds of awe-
some things. I want a sweet new
cell phone, not just a cell phone,
a touch screen but lime green.


Please Santa don't let me down.
P.S. you will find it in Wal-Mart.
Dear Santa I have been working
my boody off in class and guess
what I made, A/B honor roll this
year. My teacher was proud
of me and I beat you are to, so
that is why I deserve a cool new
cell phone. To find me use your
GPS, if you don't have on.go to
Sincerely, Brooke Shuler

Dear Santa,
I have been a very good girl
this year. I would love a cell-
phone the chocolate touch. If
my Nana can't get me a elec-
tric gutair will you get me one.
Please Santa. Please don't let me
down. You can find the choca-
late touch cellphone at Verizon
network and you could find the
electric gutair at JCPenny's on
sale for $80. I've been helping
my teachers, my mom and my
dad a lot. I've also been work-
ing my rectum off by cleaning,
doing homework and helping
others, so I think I deserve these
things. To find me you can get
you a GPS at WalMart and type

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Dear Santa,
I have been superior,
there are a few things I
want for Christmas. To
start with, I would like an
IPod, lime green. I re-
ally think I deserve this
gift because I made A's
and B's. Another gift is
a laptop, forest green. I
deserve this gift because
I ran 7 1/2 miles. All and
all follow the smell of pe-
nut butter cookies, car-
rots and coke or pepsie.
.Sinserly, Keegan

Dear Santa,
I have been extreme-
ly excellent this year.
There are a few things
I would like to get for
Christmas in return for
my excellent behavior.
To start with I would en-
joy a dirtbike. I know it
won't fit under the tree,
you can drop it down the
chimney jentley. I re-
ally think I deserve this
because I am riding my
cousins dirtbike around
her yard and I can't go
over there every day.
Another gift I would also
adore would be a Wii
with my name on it. I've
been begging for one I
would love to play it all
night so I could beat my
family. Through out the year,
I have made A, B and C's.
I've been doing good on my
test so far. I've been making
A,B's and C's on my tests.
I'm working hard.
Sincerely, Jarkeavis

Dear Santa,
I have been extraordinarily
good. For Christmas I wate a
410 pump and sum hog dogs
but the dog won't be quiet
sow put them in the pen.
Sincerely, Nathan Hayes

Dear Santa,
I have been wonderful this
year. Here are a few things
I would like to get for Christ-
mas. To start with I would
love to get lots of money. I
know we don't have a safe
place to put it so just put it be- -
hind the Christmas tree. Artn
other gift I would also love to
get, a fourwheler. Because I
hate to walk overto dupster
and to my friends house.
Throughout the year, I have
walk to places and I'm almost
poor but I would love if you
would bring me the things on
the list.
Sincerely,. Sydni Smith

Dear Santa,
I have been extrordinarly
good this year. So I expect
some sertin things this year
and here they are: I want Ra-
bidds go home for Wii. The
MP3 player that I did not get
last year and a tickit to LA.
Well your probably wondering
why I desurve these things.
Well I helped two people in
math. I helped my nephew


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looking for my house look for
a green and black Doge in-
trepid. ,
Sincerely, Daniel B.

Dear Santa,
I been pretty good this year
and I have a few things I want
this year and that thing is a

XBox 360.
Also I want it wrapped
up and stuck under the
Christmas tree. And a
shotgun, a rifle and a
swich blade knife, a bas-
ket goal and that's all I
David Vincent Wagoner

Dear Santa,
I have been terrific
good and I want a Xbox
360. I want that because
I have been good and
not did anything wrong.
That is why I won't this
lovely present.
I have been good
throut the year, that is
why I won't it, I've been
good for that.
Joshua Paul Owens

Dear Santa,
I have been very
good this year. I only
want a DS and or Wii.
I desirv this because I
have clean the house,
taking care of my God.
sister and .made din-
ner. To find my house
just follow the smell of
chocolet and the sound
of barking dogs.
Sincerely, Myncie

Dear Santa,
I been very superb and I
want a PSP go. I want that
because I have been good,
that is why I want that it is
Sincerely, Daniel Johnson

BLOUNTSTOWN-Mary E. Yon, 84, ofBlouritstown passed away
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 in Panama City. She
was born on Oct. 30, 1925 to the late Louis
Smith and Carrie Bell McCollough Smith in
Blountstown. She worked with Blountstown
Middle School and Blountstown Elementary
School Cafeteria for 25 years. She was a mem-
'K -' ber of St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church
in Blountstown, a member of the Christmas
Savings Club and St. Mary's Missionary Bap-
tist Church Senior Women's Ministry.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
Louis and Carrie Smith; husband, William
Yon; children, Helen Hayes Yon and William T. Yon; a grandson,
William Kenya Suddreth; a great-grandson, Fred Houston, IV; three
brothers, Hayes Smith, John D. Smith and George Smith.
Survivors include four sons, James Yon of Albany, GA, Herman
Yon of Blountstown, Albert Yon and his wife, Marilyn of Albany,
GA and Michael Yon and his wife, Laverl of Clarksburg, MD; two
daughters, Carolyn Houston Yon of Lynn haven and Deborah Ham-
mond and her husband, Bobby of Blountstown; two daughters-
in-law, Rosa Yon of New York City, NY and Georgia Suddreth of
Harlem, NY; grandchildren Kwani (Keith), Andre, Tawana, James,
James Sr., Fred III, Minous, William, Kenji, JaLissa, Ciara, Michael
Jr., Breara, Brittney, D'ondre, Marcus, Bobbie, Deeara and Keyon;
great-grandchildren, Zacchaeus, Aquierius, Faith, James Jr., Hope,
Ayonnie and Josiah; sisters, Sarah Huffman of Newark, NJ and Shir-
ley Holmes of Blountstown; sisters-in-law, Alma Smith of Irvine and
Minnie Dawson of Grand Ridge.
Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. (CT) at St.
Mary's Missionary Baptist Church in Blountstown with Dr. C.L.
Wilson and Bishop Richard Jenkins, Sr. officiating. Interment will
follow in the Magnolia Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will
receive friends Friday, Dec. 18 from 6 until 8 p.m. (CT) at Peavy
Funeral Home. The repast will be at St. Mary's Missionary Baptist
Church Fellowship Hall.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of arrangements.
HOSFORD-Bob Allen Geiger, 67, of the Blue Creek Commu-
nity, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. He was retired from
Stewart Appliance and T.V. A native of Wetumpka he resided in the
Blue Creek Community for many years. He was a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a graduate of Lib-
erty County High School's Class of 1960.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Marjie Black Geiger; five
sons, Shane Geiger and his wife, Zann, Shannon Geiger, Slade Gei-
ger and his wife, Cheryl, Seth Geiger and his wife, Heather and Stu-
art Geiger and his wife, Brittany, all of Hosford; a daughter, Sloan
Folwer and her husband, Shannon of Hosford; a sister, Wanda Mus-
grove and her husband, Randal of Hosford; 18 grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Sunday, Dec. 13 at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bristol. Interment followed at the
Blue Creek Cemetery in the Blue Creek Community. Memorial
contributions can be made to the Big Bend Hospice at 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Independent Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the ar-

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Sincerely, Bailey Camp

Dear Santa,
I've been very good this year
and I have been begging for an
IPod touch and an laptop. Santa
please get these presents and not
let me down. '1I deserve these
gifts because I've done chores,
been good and I had manners.
I've been good to my great mom
and Freddie. When I see you in
Tallahassee at the Mall I will tell
you how to find my house.
Blake Byrum

Dear Santa,
I want a bee bee gun and spar-
ring gear and a pair of browning
boots ifyour up to it because their
rare. I cleaned up my grandma's
yard so I deserve these gifts. To
find my house use flying blood-
hounds and sniff for it.

Dear Santa,
I would like a Florida State
football helmet. A call of duty
modem war fair 2 video game,
NFL Madden LO10 and a vi-
sor for my football helmet. I
deserve these gifts because it is
Jesuses Birthday and we get and

Hosford School

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give gifts. To find my house I
have the word Christmas on the
top of my roof so you'll know I
live t1ere.
Sincerely, Brady Peddie

Dear Santa,
I want a XBox 360 and cell
phone that's what I want for
Christmas from you, you can
find it at Game Stop.
Please don't let me down,
please Santa. I've been nice all
year, I've been playing with my
friends all day until we had to
go in to eat, so I think I deserve
these. To find my house you can
use a map.
Austin Colomb

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The School Board of Liberty County is accepting appli-
cations for the following position for the 2009-2010 school
year. A complete Certified Application listing Three (3)
professional references and Resume is required. It will
need to be submitted in the Employment section of the on-
line application at the LCSB Web site,
Once in this area, follow the "step by step" directions. After
completing application, it must be attached to the position.
Resume can be attached to the online application under
the "Attachment" drop down menu or faxed into the District
Office at (850) 643-3771 or you can bring it to the District
Office. Any computer with internet access can be used, i.e.
(Library, One Stop Career Center, Adult School, etc.).
Those without computer access may come to the District
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Census jobs offer:
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V paid training
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You may qualify if you:
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V can work up to 40 hrs per
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Call 1-866-861-2010
or visit
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Equal Opportunity Employer

Bids must be turned in no later
than 4:00 P.M., E.T. on Monday,
January 4th, 2010.

On the outside of the sealed en-
velope please mark SEALED BID

The bid concerns a number of
hydro-pneumatic storage/pres-
sure tanks owned and operated
by Liberty County Water Depart-

The bid will require that all Hydro-
pneumatic tanks listed have ac-
cess manhole removed and the
inside of tank cleaned to remove
bio-growths, calcium or iron/man-
garnese deposits,_and sludge from
inside the tanks; and shall be in-.
spected for structural and coating
integrity by personnel under the
responsible charge of a profes-
sional engineer licensed in the
State of Florida. Disinfection of
tank when inspection is complet-
ed. Install new rubber gaskets in
the man-ways.
Pre-charge the tank within air and
fill tank with water.

After the inspection a bound re-
port that includes color pictures
which itemizes and describes
the condition of the .tank interior
(and exterior as applicable), the
inspection findings, and general
recommendations such as time
for re-inspection or recoating of
the tank, shall be given to Liberty
County Water Department,, which
shall be signed and stamped by
your FL PE.

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The Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners reserves
the right to accept or reject any or
all bids which they deem to be in
the best interest of the Board.

If you have any questions concern-
ing this bid, please contact Aaron
Elkins at (850) 545-1370.

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the Liberty County Clerk of Courts
Office, P.O. Box 399, 10818 NW
SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321.

One Stop Career Center
16908 NE Pear SL Sulle 2,
Blountslown Phone (850) 674-5088
The following positions are
available: Construction Trades
Helper, Janitorial, Dietetic
Technician, Construction
Worker, Office Clerk, Food
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Remington B/A rifle model 700,
.270 win. syn. stock, excellent
condition $275; Ruger Mini 14 ri-
fle, .223 cal blue bbl., wood stock,
scope, all as new, $475; Mossberg
model 835 shotgun, .12 ga. 3 1/2,
28" ported bbl., syn. stock, $165.
Call 379-8334, leave message.
12-16, 12-23

14 ft. Aluminum boat and trailer,
$400. Call 643-2672. 12-9,12-16

25 ft. fiberglass boat, hull and
cabin, new stringers being in-
stalled, built on NC coast, no pow-
er w/tandem axle trailer included,
$4,900. Call 762-8812. 12-9,12-16

Hunting rifle, Remington model
700, 7mm magnum caliber, black
matt finish, synthetic stock, like
new condition, with sling, scope
and mount rings, $350 or best of-
fer. Call 762-3986.
.12-2, 12-9
Rossi 357 .Mag, stainless steel
double action revolver, complete
with all reloading supplies and ex-
tra items, $495 for all. Call 674-
6242. 12-2,12-9

12' Plywood boat, with motor and
trailer, two gas tanks, 3 life jack-
ets, and new boat seat. Call 643-
1052. 12-2, 12-9



John Deer Ex jr, 690B, 3ft.
bucket, $ O0Y.all 674-8092 or
573-06 12-16, 12-23

Small Ford tractor, overhauled,
new electrical, new tires, new
paint, $3,200. Call 643-3509.
12-9, 12-16


Camper 32 ft., no title but it would
be good for hunting camp or to live
in. Call 643-3806 or 447-0468.

Viking pop-up camper, needs
canvas work, make offer. Call
643-8035. 12-2,12-9


Saturday, Dec. 19 from 7 a.m. un-
til 12 p.m. at 19076 Oak Hill Drive
in Blountstown. Lots of new toys
in original packaging, computer
.equipment and household items.
Call 674-9131.

The Journal is glad to
run your non-business
classified ads free of
charge for two weeks. If
you would like to advertise
the same item after that
time, there is a charge of
$2 per week, payable in
Remember, Saturday
at noon is the deadline
for your classified. For
more information, give
sa call at 643-3333

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JAZZMATAZZ TICKETS ON SALE AT CHIPOLA-Tickets are now on sale for Jazzmatazz 2010 to be presented
by Chipola College's Award-Winning Show Choir, Jan. 7, 8, and 9, 201.0 at 7 p.m. nightly in the Chipola Theatre.
Here, several of the Chipola Show Choir members rehearse for their upcoming show. They are, from left: (standing)
Emily Harrison, Quintin Beechum, Madison Wester, Lynnsey Prevatt, Keith Watford, Ashley Bruce, Kylee Shores,
Brent Jones, Kyndall Covington and (seated) Brenna Kneiss.

Chipola's Jazzmatazz 2010 tickets on sale

MARIANNA-Tickets are now on sale for
Jazzmatazz 2010 to be presented by Chipola
College's Award-Winning Show Choir, Jan. 7,
8, and 9, 2010, at 7 p.m. nightly in the Chipola
Tickets make great "stocking stuffers" and the
public is urged to purchase their tickets early.
Celebrating 25 years of Show Choir at Chipola,
this year's Jazzmatazz, entitled "My Favorite
Things" will feature high energy, song and
dance favorites of the 18 member troupe and
their directors Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin,
featuring choreography by Brittney Holmes.
Show Choir members include: Ashley Bruce

of Greenwood; Dianna Glaze of Blountstown; Jenna
Griffin and Caroline Segers of Bonifay; Joe Evans
and Brenna Kneiss of Chipley; Lynnsey Prevatt
of Ashford, AL; Madison Wester of Grand Ridge;
Quintin Beechum and JuJuan Clark of Campbellton;
Jonathan Keeman of Cottondale, Keith Watford of
Graceville; Cam Hitchcock, Brent Jones, Bryan
Whitfield, Kyndall Covington, Emily Harrison and
Kylee Shores, all of Marianna.
Tickets-$10 for adults and $5 for 18 and
under-for this annual sell-out show are available
from Show Choir members, or in the lobby of the
McLendon Fine Arts Builidng, or by phoning Anita.
Adams at 718-2277.

Author Robert Glennon to speak

on water issues at Chipola Jan. 7
Glennon, author of a
Unquenchable: Americas
Water Crisis and What To
DoAboutet, will speak at the
Chipola College Continuing- C Reslo o
Education Conference.
Center, Thursday, Jan. 7
at 6 p.m.
The Blue Springs
Working Group and
Apalachicola Riverkeeper
have joined together to
sponsor the presentation.
Glennon's best-known
publication, Water Follies:
Groundwater Pumping and
the Fate ofAmerica's Fresh
Waters, earned accolades
from- Scientific American,
The Washington Post, and
The New York Review of
Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy
in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. The
newly-formed ACF Stakeholders, working to resolve the Tri-State
Water Wars, has been supported with facilitation services of the U.
S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution of the Morris K.
Udall Foundation.
Glennon is expected to address issues related to the surface and
groundwater situation in the Southeast, in Florida, in the ACF and on
the Apalachicola and Chipola Rivers.
Glennon received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an
M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University. He
is also a member of the bars of Arizonar-and Massachusetts.
For inforrnihtion about the meeting, call 526-2761, Ext. 3248.


Calhoun Liberty Employees Credit Union

Holiday Hours Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th
Blountstown.8 AM 1:00 PM / Bristol 9 AM 2:00 PM
CLOSED Christmas Day, Dec. 25th

Holiday Hours New Year's Eve, Dec. 31st

Blountstown 8 AM 2:00 PM / Bristol 9 AM 3:00 PM
CLOSED NewYear's Day, Jan. 1, 2010
Santa will be at the Blountstown office on Dec. 18th from 2-4 PM. Bring
your camera to capture those Christmas memories of your children.

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