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Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Publication Date: 4/1/2009
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Full Text

Woman arrested for
underage drinking and
damaging patrol car....2

Suspect confesses to
having 'fake cocaine'
during arrest................2

Three arrested after
'one-pot meth lab' Liberty Hospital enjoying
S found in Altha home....3 its own rebirth..............9

2 teens


in armed


by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Two teenagers have been
charged with armed robbery after
they sped into Liberty County
Thursday night, wrecked a vehicle
and ran into the woods near the
Sweetwater Community, where
both live.
Gadsden County officers were
searching for a 2002 Pontiac
Grand Am that fled after an armed
robbery at the Jai-Alai Shell
Station on Flat Creek Road in
Chattahoochee following a report
of a holdup by two black males
armed with pistols. They were
accompanied by the owner of the
car, identified as a white female
from Blountstown, 18-year-old
Hillary Harrigill.
"They had been casing the
store for a couple of days,"
explained Lt. Jim Corder of the
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office,
explaining their target was a
"very secluded" store just off an
I-10 exit.
"They parked the car beside
the store in a wooded area," he
said. "They went up to the store
with masks, brandished guns, put
the clerk on the floor and opened.
the cash register themselves,"
Corder said. They took $250 in
cash and several boxes of cigars
and cigarettes. The 17-year-old
got in the driver's seat and they
sped off.
Deputy JustinWilkerson was
westbound on Flat Creek Road en
route to the robbery scene when
he saw the eastbound Pontiac.
When he turned around, the
Pontiac picked up speed.
The driver ignored the deputy's
lights and sirens and continued on
toward Hwy. 12, where the car
turned and headed west toward

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A Bristol man who had worked
as a grader at a Jackson County
lumber mill for 25 years died in
an accident there last Thursday
on his 48th birthday.
Rufus Lee "R.D." Dudley
was killed when he was struck
in the upper chest by a 12-foot
two-by-four ejected from a
planer machine. He died at the
scene. His wife, Karen Dudley.
said the accident happened at 3
a.m. at Spanish Trail Lumber in

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The tragic mishap was reported
to the U.S. Department of Labor's
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, which is expected
to investigate.
"We lost a good man," said
family friend Michael Wahlquist.
The two worked together coaching
kids' sports, beginning with tee-
ball and continuing up to the
12-and-13-year-old division of
the Dixie Youth League.



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"He was so silent and easy-
going," Wahlquist recalls. "He
never said a whole lot but when
he did, you listened."
In the volatile field of little
league, Dudley stood out as a
quiet, stabilizing presence. "He'd
never get down on the kids,"
Wahlquist said. When players
made a mistake on the field that
prompted other adults to speak
harshly to them, Dudley would
say, "It's over. Forget it. We've
learned something." And he

would remind the adults that the
players on the field were kids,
saying, "Let's just let them have
When the couple met 21 years
ago at a club in Quincy, "It was
love at first sight," said Karen
Dudley. Above all, her husband
was a hard worker. The two
carved out time between his long
hours at the mill and her two
See R.D. Dudley
continued on.page 3

Sheriffs Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...lO & 11 Almanac...11

Schools...16, 17, 18 & 19 FWC news....20, 21 Obituaies...22 Classifieds...24, 25 & 27

N Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2009

continued on page 26

Bristol man killed in saw mill accident



Birthdays... 12


Woman arrested for underage

drinking &
A woman arrested for underage
possession of alcohol racked up
a few more charges after giving
police a difficult time last week.
When officers stopped a car
traveling north in the southbound
lane of Mason Road at 2:10 a.m.
on March 25, they walked up to
find the back seat passenger -
identified as 20-year-old Jessica
Champion with her arm
extending from the window as
she poured out a can of beer.
Champion, who was visibly
intoxicated, was placed under
arrest and put in a patrol car while
officers talked with the remaining
two passengers.
When BPD officer Scotty
Norris returned to check on
Champion, he caught her
attempting to slip out of her
handcuffs. When he ordered her
to cease her efforts, she ignored
him. He then had her step out of
the car, tightened the cuffs and
told her to get back in the car, but
she refused.
After a second order to get in
the car, Champion replied, "No,"
and attempted to walk away.
Norris then tried to physically
place her in the vehicle and she
impeded his efforts by putting her
foot on the back tire. The officer

Woman arrested

after dispute in

road March 10
A woman has been arrested for
aggravated assault and aggravated
battery following an altercation
earlier this month on Mayhaw
According to a report from the
Blountstown Police Department,
Ja'Marial Taneeshia Brown got
into an argument with another
woman that escalated into a
fight in front of a large crowd on
March 10.
Brown said she stopped in the
road after Sabrina Davis walked
in front of her truck. She said
Davis began arguing with her
and then slapped her in the face.
Brown said she got out of her
truck and began wrestling with
Davis until bystanders separated
them. When she returned to her
truck, she said the keys were
missing from the ignition.
Davis said she was standing
beside her car, which was parked
beside Mayhaw, when Brown
drove up, got out and started
arguing. She said Brown waved
a small handgun in the air before
using it to hit her in the back of
the head. The two began fighting
and after they were separated,
Brown gave the gun to someone
who tossed it away, according to
Police searched the area but
did not find the truck keys or a
Witnesses stated that Brown
had a handgun while a passenger
riding with her denied she had a

damaging patrol car


Police Dept.


compiled by
Journal Editor
Teresa Eubanks

then picked her up and put her in
the back seat head-first.
The officer returned to begin
a search of the vehicle. Moments
later, he heard banging noises
coming from the patrol car.
He returned to the vehicle to
find Champion kicking the inside
of the door.
When he opened the door
and ordered her to stop, she
began kicking the inside of the
open door. Again, he told her to
stop and she quieted down for a
As he began to shut the door,
she pushed her feet against it,

preventing him from closing it.
He ordered her to stop; she kept
pushing against the door. He
then used force to get her feet
away from the door so it could
be secured.
When he returned to continue
the vehicle search, the noise
started again. He went back,
opened the door and Champion
once again held it open with
her feet until he forced her back
After the door was shut,
Champion used her feet to push
against the window and top of
the back door, causing part of the
door to bend outward.
She was then transported to
the jail to be processed and have
charges of resisting an officer
without violence and criminal
mischief added in addition to her
underage drinking charge.
The driverwas a minor who had
never been issued a license. He
was arrested for driving without
a license and later released to his
mother's custody.

Man confesses to

having fake cocaine
A man who was stopped after Blountstown.Police Department
Officer Timothy Partridge noticed his vehicle behind Connie's Kitchen
at 1:49 a.m. Friday was arrested after he was caught trying to slip out
of the back seat and flee.
When the suspect, Theodious Rontearis Moore, was asked what he
was doing, he told the officer, "I'm going to be honest with you" and
admitted he was carrying fake crack cocaine, known as "Whoop."
Moore pulled out a cigarette box which held a large bag of a hard
white substance that field tested negative for cocaine. But a smaller
bag tucked inside the cigarette box held the real thing; a small amount
of powder cocaine. Another small bag held an unspecified amount
of marijuana.
Moore was charged with possession of a controlled substance
(cocaine) and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

Two drug arrests made at apts.
A request to issue trespass warnings to non-residents gathered at
'Canal Apartments resulted in the arrest of two men Thursday night.
*Darrell Wade Williams was arrested on an outstanding drug
warrant. A glass pipe with cocaine residue was found in his right back
pocket. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance
(cocaine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
*An irate Billy Comer, Jr. created a disturbance when an officer
attempted to serve him a trespass warning. He got mad, cursed and
ran behind the apartments. An officer saw him throw something that
hit the side of the building which turned out to be a plastic pill bottle
containing a white powder that tested positive as cocaine. Comer
was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled
substance (cocaine).


Where is Timothy Copeland?
The Blountstown Police
Department is offering a
$100 reward for information
leading to the arrest of
Timothy Copeland of Bristol,
who is wanted for questioning
in several burglaries currently
under investigation.
Copeland, who was on
probation, is wanted on eight
felony warrants and has two
probation violations. Anyone with information is urged to
call the Blountstown Police Department at 674-5987.

March 23
*Sabrina Allen, VOCP, CCSO.
*Robert Alday, court appearance.
*Ronzo Fenner, expired license, CCSO.
March 24
*Starla Christmas, VOSP Bay County, CCSO.
March 25
*Albert Schwendeman, VOSP, CCSO.
*Theodious Moore, possession less than 20 grams
cocaine, CCSO.
*Anthony Lee Turner, driving while license suspended
or revoked with knowledge, BPD.
*Jessica McKay Champion, possession of alcohol un-
der 21, resisting arrest without violence, felony criminal
mischief, BPD.
*Dewey Smith, battery, child abuse, criminal mischief,
burglary with assault or battery, CCSO.
March 26
*Terrie Love, attempt to obtain a controlled substance,
*Daryl Wade Williams, possession of drug parapherna-
lia (2 times), possession of cocaine (2 times), BPD.
*Billy Comer, Jr., disorderly conduct, possession of
cocaine, BPD.
March 27
*Rene Efrain Gomez, No valid driver's license, BPD.
*Diane Lynn Clark, child support (Washington Co.),
*Alma Genory Pouncy, DUI, resisting without violence,
driving while license suspended or revoked with knowl-
edge, CCSO.
*Curtis Nelson, DUI (4th or subsequent), driving while
license suspended or revoked with knowledge, refusal to
submit to breath test, CCSO.
March 28
*Jackie Jane Barton, possession less than 20 grams,
possession drug paraphernalia, CCSO.
March 29
*Lesley Joe Strickland, driving while license suspended
or revoked with knowledge, BPD.
*JaMarial Taneeshia Brown, aggravated assault, ag-
gravated battery, BPD.

March 23
*Precious Hall, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Jessica Battles, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Sabrina Allen, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
March 24
*Albert Schwendeman, holding for CCSO, CCSO;
March 25
*Jessica Champion, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Clyde Hudson Harsey, forgery (4 counts), petty theft
(4 counts), uttering (4 counts), passing worthless bank
checks (4 counts), LCSO.
March 26
*Daniel Ferraro, holding for New Jersey, LCSO.
*Erik Tatum, violation of bond, LCSO.
March 27
*Diane L. Clark, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Alma Pouncy, holding for CCSO,holding for Gadsden
March 28
*Nicholas W. Hart, possession of less than 20 grams of
marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, LCSO.
March 29
*Jackie Jean Barton, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
.Jamarial Brown, holding for CCSO, CCSO.

Listingsinclude name followedbychargeandidentification of arestingagency. Thenamesabove represent
those charged We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent untilproven guilty

Blountstown Police Dept.
Month 00 through Month 00, 2008
Citations issued:
Accidents..............03 Traffic Citations...............17
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)....100
Business alarms.....01 Residential alarms..........01
Complaints ......... .. ........................... 177


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jobs in Bristol to enjoy movies
at home with their family. Capt.
D's in Marianna was one of their
favorite destinations during their
frequent"weekend dates," she said.
"He was a proud father," she
said. "He helped raise his two
nieces and didn't mind doing
it." She said he was actively
involved in their children's lives,
attending their games and events.
Son LaBarron Smith played
football at LCHS and daughter
Karina Dudley was on the 2008
Homecoming Court at LCHS her
senior year.
"My husband's life was
home, fishing and sports," she
said, explaining that they had
a longtime rivalry over college
football teams. She followed
the Gators; he was a hard-core
FSU fan. They enjoyed watching
football together and teased each
other when their favorite team
didn't play well.
Many Fridays he worked until
3 or 4 a.m. and she would wait
up for him. "We were both busy,

Rufus and Karen Dudley are
shown above in a photo taken
early in their marriage.

but we made time for each other."
she said.
"I'm going to miss him."
"I just felt his spirit the night
1 went to see him at the funeral
home," she said. "His spirit told
me, 'Baby, I'm O.K.'"
After that, "All my sorrows
and sadness just went away. I got
some closure."
She was comforted by that
visit, explaining, "He looked like
he was asleep and he had a smile
on his face." She said it made
her realize "how much peace he
The family will hold visitation
Friday, April 3 from 6 to 8
p.m. (Eastern Time) at Madry
Memorial Funeral Chapel on
Hwy. 90 East in Quincy.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m.
(Eastern Time) Saturday, April
4 at St. Mary M.B. Church in
Blountstown with burial to follow
at Bristol Cemetery.
The complete obituary appears
on page 22.

Three arrested after

'one-pot meth lab'

found in Altha home
Three people were arrested by Investigator Shane Lee and
on methamphetamine charges taken into custody. Two others
Monday night at an Altha living in the home, identified

residence, according to a report as Cynthia

from the
Liberty Drug
Task Force.
A n
officer and a
source made
a monitored
buy at
the home of

Christopher R.

Sanders at 20536 NE Palm
Beach Road around 7:30 p.m.
After purchasing an unspecified
amount of methamphetamine
and marijuana from Sanders, the
two left the residence.
When officers arrived later to
secure the home, Sanders ran out
the back door where he was met

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Ann Sullivan and
Sarah Phipps, were
removed for their
safety due to the
volatility of the
chemicals used in
the production of
that was believed to
be in the building.
After a search
warrant was

secured, task force members
entered the home at 12:30 a.m.
Items found during the search
included the listed precursor
chemicals of pseudo ephedrine
and ethyl ether as well as
Approximately two grams of
methamphetamine. The evidence
was found in both common areas
of the home and in bedrooms,
which indicated everyone
living there was aware of its
Sanders, Sullivan and Phipps
are charged with manufacture of
methamphetamine, possession of
listed chemicals and possession
of methamphetamine. Sanders
is also charged with sale of
methamphetamine, sale of
marijuana and resisting without
Taking part in the investigation
and arrests were Calhoun County
Sheriff's Office investigators
Michael Bryant and Mark
Mallory, Liberty County
Sheriff's Office Investigator
Todd Wheetley. Gulf County
Sheriff's Office Investigator
Shane Lee, Calhoun County
Deputies Jared Nichols and Eddie
Dalton, and Officer Timothy
Partridge of the Blountstown
Police Department.



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Linda Davis and
Jaren & Jayce Jeter

-Boy Scouts Troop 200, 6:30
p.m., Mormon Church Bristol.


Betty Lunsford Smith

*Apalachicola Forest Youth
Camp, Telogia, from 12 to 4 p.m.

*Mossy Pond VFD, 12:30
p.m., Fire House.
*Nettle Ridge VFD Auxiliary,
7 p.m., Fire House.
*Altha Area Rec. Commit-
tee, 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall.
*Brownie Troop #158,
6:30 p.m. at Tolar Elementary



*American Legion Dance,
7-11 p.m., Legion Hall in Blount-


Wayman Maynor, Marcus
Barbee, Casite Barbee and
SJames Revell

Several Chipola College Honors Program
students recently toured the Florida Capitol with
Rep. Marti Coley. The students visited the House
Chambers and committee meetings where new
bills related to health care were being considered.
The students also met Will Holcombe, Chancellor
of the Division of Community Colleges. During
their visit to Tallahassee, the Chipola students
also visited the Brogan Museum to tour the Our
Body exhibit. Most of the honors students also
are members of the Chipola Pre-Med Society, a
group for those interested in medicine, pharmacy

*Farmers Market Saturday,
April 4 Blountstown Main
Street is proud to sponsor
the downtown farmers market
featuring fresh produce, home
baked items, handmade crafts,
and original artwork, along with
live entertainment.
The River Valley Marketplace
is open the first Saturday of every
month from 8 a.m. to noon in
the green space next to Wakulla
Bank. The next market date is
April 4.
If you would like to be a vendor,
you must register in advance.
Again, there is no fee, but you
must apply. Also, Main Street is
seeking carriage rides, as well as
entertainers to perform. Contact
Kelli at 899-0500.

*American Legion Dance,
7-11 p.m., Legion Hall in Blount-

and other health related fields. The Pre-Med society
provides students with opportunities to attend lectures,
plan field trips, and find shadowing and internship
opportunities in their majors. Bonnie Smith is the
college sponsor of the Pre-Med Society and is an
Honors Program Coordinator. Pictured from left: Grace
Gochenaur of Marianna, Carlos Pittman of Marianna,
Jordan Belser of Chipley, Ryan Wells of Altha, Bonnie
Smith, Honors adviser, Brad Nissley of Blountstown,
Rep. Marti Coley, Alicia Hatcher of Marianna, Lindsey
Tate of Graceville, Kara Jumper of Graceville and
Allison Ellis of Chipley.


*Blue Springs Society,
C.A.R. will meet at 1:30 p.m. at
Melvin Engineering for a report
from State Conference and to
elect new officers. A farewell
party for John Parrish will follow.
Please contact snoopyxii60@
hotmail.com or 209-4066 for in-


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Liberty County Recreation Dept. plans 1st

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, Apr. 11
The Liberty County Recreation Department would
like to invite everyone out to the First annual community
Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Florida Council on
Crime and Delinquency.
'-' ., t This event is planned for Saturday, April 11 at Veterans
.Memorial Park in Bristol from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and is
free for children ages 1-1 1 years of age. All participants
must be accompanied by an adult.
For further information please call Cindy Swier at 643-
S9455, Trish Perkins at 643-9439 or Tammy McCroskey
at 643-9445.


t.f" Ashley Tinker

*50+ Club Meeting, noon,
Apalachee Restaurant.
*AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community
*Bristol City Council, 6:30
p.m., City Hall.
*Boy Scout Troop 207, 6:30
p.m., First Baptist Church Bris-
*Veterans Memorial Rail-
road, Inc., 7:30 p.m., Apalachee
*American Legion Post
272, 7 a.m., Legion Hall-Blount-
*JROTC Booster Club,
7 p.m., Liberty County High
*Walk-A-Weigh Program, 9
a.m., Veterans Memorial Park
Civic Center.
*Altha Boy Scouts, 7 p.m.,
Altha Volilnteer Fire Depart-



*Bristol Library plans Easter
egg hunt, Apr. 6 -- The Harrell
Memorial Library in Bristol will
have an Easter egg hunt, Monday,

April 6 at 6 p.m. The hunt will be
for children ages 2-12 and must
be accompanied by an adult.
The Easter Bunny will be there
to lend a hand and serve cake
and punch. All are welcome to
join the fun at the library.
For more information call 643-


*An overview of Excel,
10:30-11:30 a.m., Calhoun Pub-
lic Library. (April 7 & 8)

*Franklin County High
School, Apalachicola, from 12
to 4 p.m. (ET).

*Liberty Co. Commission, 7
p.m., Liberty Courthouse Court-
*Calhoun Co. Commission,
2 p.m., Calhoun Courthouse,
-Boy Scout Troop 206, 7
p.m., Veterans Memorial Park
Civic Center.
*Dixie 109 Masonic Lodge,
7 p.m. (CT), Masonic Lodge in

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Cd nth

Sewell, Ray and
Thompson family
reunion Sat. Apr. 11
The 65th Annual Sewell/Ray/
Thompson family reunion will
be held Saturday, April 11 at
the Page Pond Assembly of
God Church at Shelton's Corer
(Chason) on Highway 73.
Gathering starts around 10
a.m. (CT) so bring your lawn
chairs and your lunch baskets,
come early for fellowship and

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!

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Bristol, FL 32321.
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Chipola Honors Program students

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APRIL 1, 2009


Marianna Arts Festival & BBQ cook-off April 16-18

MARIANNA Festival planners have
rounded up a variety of sponsors, vendors,
and entertainment for the sixth annual
Marianna Arts Festival and BBQ Cook-
Off, scheduled for April 16, 17 and 18, at
Citizen's Lodge in Marianna.
Festival activities begin Thursday, April
16, with the Paint-N-Pork Preview Dinner.
The ticketed event is sponsored by Jackson
Hospital and the Marianna Arts Festival,
Inc. The menu will feature the barbecue
of award winning Memphis in May-
sanctioned teams and live entertainment
by Second Time Around. Dinner will
be served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with
entertainment continuing until 9 p.m.
Professional barbecue teams will create
the entire meal, which will feature Boston
butts that have been prepared with the
teams' special recipes. Tickets for the
Paint-N-Pork Preview Dinner are $20 each
and are available from at various locations
in Marianna and from festival committee
members. Tickets are available at Florida
Land Title and Trust Company, Marianna
Fire Department, Main Street Marianna, A
Wild Hair, Tommy's Auto Glass, Pelt Eye
Clinic, Smith and Smith Jewelry and the
Jackson County Floridan.
The festival opens to the public on
Friday, April 17, from noon until 9 p.m.,
with admission set at $3 per person. A
professional fireworks show will begin

Festival planners have rounded up a variety of sponsors, vendors, and
entertainment for the sixth annual Marianna Arts Festival and BBQ Cook-Off,
scheduled for April 16, 17 and 18, at Citizen's Lodge in Marianna. Here Emily
Fuqua (left) and Ellory Fuqua enjoy ribs at last year's festival.

just after dark Friday evening with music
by Rebel Syndicate. Friday and Saturday
will include something for everyone-art
vendors, food vendors, entertainment and
children's activities. Some of the items
that will be for sale by the many vendors
include: wood work, jewelry, pottery,
paintings, candles, hats, purses, wreaths
and wind chimes. Vendors interested in
renting a space may contact Charlotte

Brunner at 557-1841. Vendor information
and application forms are available at
The festival continues Saturday, April
18, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The latest
edition to this year's festival is the Smiling
Pig 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 18.
The 5K is sponsored by Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Ben Saunders. The cost is $15 before
April 18, and $20 the day of the race.

Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. with the
race at 8 a.m. Complete the race entry form
at \vww.mariannaartsfestival.com and mail
with entry fee to: Marianna Arts Festival.
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I have a plan to end the war in both Iraq and Af-
ghanistan. Here's what we do. We bring all our sol-
diers home. We send in our investment bankers.
They'll screw up the place in six months. JAY LENO

The president was in town this week. He spoke
at the L.A. County fairgrounds. I tell you, he's still
got it. People were sleeping outside all night. They
were homeless, but that's not the point. They love h

A construction worker from Queens, New York,
used Bernard Madoff's prison number to play the
lottery and won. The guy won $1,500. Bernard Ma-
doff, of course, is in prison for luring money from
rich people in a giant scam that promised to make
them richer. But don't confuse him with the state
lottery, which lures money away from poor people
in a giant scam that promises to make them richer.

Michelle Obama is going to put a garden in the
White House, out there where the Rose Garden
is. A very nice idea. And she's out there digging it
up. She found three of Dick Cheney's hunting bud-

In Saudi Arabia, radical clerics want to ban all
women from appearing on television. This is really
bad news for fans of the hit comedy, "How I Met
Your Mullah." JIMMY FALLON

Congress is now investigating the special treat-
ment that 'Senator Dodge,' as we're calling him
now, received from Countrywide Mortgage for a
couple of mortgages. Senator Dodd has contended
he didn't know he was getting special rates on the
mortgages. And, really, to be fair, how would the
Senate chairman of the banking committee have
any idea what the normal lending rate would be?

Michelle Obama is planting a vegetable garden
on the White House lawn. You know the economy's
bad when the Obamas are afraid of running out of

Mexico's government just offered a $2 million
bounty on its top drug lords, which is different from
what we do here in America. We give our biggest
criminals bonuses. JIMMY FALLON

President Obama held a big press conference
earlier tonight. He's on TV a lot these days. The
only way Obama could get more TV time is if he
had eight babies. CRAIG FERGUSON

The economy is so bad. I watched 'Iron Chef' the
other night. You know what the secret ingredient
was? Government cheese. JAY LENO

AIG changing their name is like Hitler changing
his name and hoping people won't notice.

President Obama also announced a major faith-
based program: His budget. JAY LENO


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Put away the pitchforks

America is caught up in a wave of
pitchfork populism. People are out-
raged at the government for, spending
their tax dollars to bail out a bunch of
greedy people who trashed the coun-
try's financial system and then paid
themselves million in bonuses for do-

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officerand writer with an extensive
background in domestic and
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The American people have grabbed
their pitchforks and are ready to march
on Washington to skewer a few of those people who have
caused such anguish to the working men and women of
America. The thoughts of forking a fat, rich toad that got
a million dollar bonus for doing bad makes us feel good.
Of course, we can't actually skewer these lowlifes, but
it's a pleasant thought while standing in the unemploy-
ment line.
Today's unrest among the American people reminds
me of Shay's Rebellion which occurred in Massachusetts
in 1786 and 1787 that was brought about by high land
taxes and economic depression that occurred after the
American Revolution.
The rebellion of mostly poor farmers was led by Dan-
iel Shays, a former officer in the Revolutionary Army.
The rebellion was countered, but the Founding Fathers
recognized that the Articles of Confederation which pro-
vided the basic laws of the new nation was not an effec-
tive means of governing.
Shay's Rebellion was a major factor in convincing the
Founding Fathers that a centralized government and a
Constitution was required if the fledging United States of
America was to survive. In the summer of 1787 delegates
from twelve of the thirteen states gathered at Philadel-
phia's Independ1ice Hall, locked the door and wrote the
Constitution of the United States. By June 21, 1988, the
Constitution was ratified by nine of the states and be-
came the law of the land.
The idea of a centralized government was debated in
the Federalist Papers which were written by Alexander
Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay. As is the case
today, many people were opposed to a central govern-
In their wisdom, the Pounding Fathers recognized that
America would never achieve any degree of stability
and greatness if the country continued to be governed by
the Articles of Confederation. The Founders ignored the
yammering of the man on the street and produced one of
the greatest documents of mankind, the Constitution of
the United States of America.
The yammering of the man on the street hasn't

stopped. That's OK, because the Con-
stitution, specifically the First Amend-
ment, says that within the bounds of the
laws on slander and libel, people can say
whatever they wish.
In the history of America, populist
movements come and go. The populist
movement that occurred in the 1930s is
being repeated today. In the 1930s and
today, the populist beef is and was the

same. It's the hardworking taxpayer vs. all those pluto-
crats in Congress and on Wall Street.
Heated rhetoric is a mainstay of populist movements.
In the 1930s, a radio talking head named Father Charles
Coughlin urged his audience to attack and overpower fi-
nancial slavery. The former governor of Louisiana, Huey
Long, promised to make every man a king by confiscating
the fortunes of the rich and using the money to increase
the wages of, the working man and woman. The current
governor of Louisiana is making equally rash statements
about a "socialist America." Maybe it's in the water.
About 90 percent of the letters in my local newspa-
per are hate-filled rants about "communist and socialist"
liberals who are changing America into an Adolph Hit-
ler Nazi nation. Vile stuff and, frankly, scary that people
have those ideas.
I grew up with a sharp-tongued grandmother who had
a comment or saying for most every occasion. When
people were spouting their opinions about this or that,
she would say, "Well, everyone knows what to do with
the Devil except them that's got him," meaning unless
you are dealing with the problem then shut up.
She referred to herself as a tough old bird, and she
was. I learned a lot from her when I was a teenager. I split
wood for. the stove, she cooked and handed out advice.
The First Amendment is alive and well. People can
say and do what they wish, but as to the financial prob-
lem, it's all been said. I think it's time for America to shut
up and listen. I don't know and neither does anyone else
out here in the hinterland know enough about the finan-
cial mess to offer any solutions. The problem is above
our pay grade.
Resolving the serious issues that we all face is a good
test of our republican form of government. We are a re-
public, and we elect people to represent us and to deal
with our collective problems. It is not likely that the pres-
ident or the Congress can please all of us all the time, but
if they act in the best interest of most of us, most of the
time, then I think that is an indication that our republic is
working as it should.

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SO"E 9HMiT WASHINGTON- When you think about it, it's a pretty seri-
ous conflict of interest when the CEO of Goldman Sachs gets
named Treasury Secretary and then funnels billions to the firm
he once headed as part of a bailout package he designed. That's
what Henry Paulson did, and some people got exercised about
it, but not enough to derail the deal.
SThen there was the CEO of Halliburton who became the
most powerful vice president in U.S. history, pressing for the
invasion of Iraq and smoothing the way for his former firm to
i \\ \\\\ I secure no-bid contracts in the war zone. That's Dick Cheney of
M /M course, the person on cable television blasting President Obama
SD for not keeping us as safe as he says President Bush did.
l, You could rationalize what Paulson and Cheney did as a

strong ties to business interests and corporate America. Obama
Sand the Democrats are perceived as the party of the'working-
man although it is often argued that there's no real difference
/4:4-r 1 4 1 toNbetween the two major parties when it comes to catering to
Corporate America. The reality is more complicated. Obama is
not closely aligned with moneyed interests, but, like his prede-
cessor, he surrounds himself with people who represent Wall
SA i Street and big business highest, and he's listening to them as
he puts together his policies.
S. ...' Determined to boost government investment in health care

f I \i... t Obama is lookingfor ways to cut costs that don't impinge on his
'.'" : i ,....." Li '.' J priorities. How else to explain an attempted change that would
Shave required combat veterans who have private insurance to bill
| '*i 'Fr their insurer for treatment instead of relying on the government
to pay for their care. Veterans groups immediately protested that
SO E O P J the proposed rule change violated the social contract between
government and the men and women wounded in war by shift-
Sing the responsibility to care for them away from government

B ''"r'i .^., { "" '\ T "\ "It probably didn't strike whoever proposed the accounting
i- .... ......... --:: . .- shift as a big deal, but it struck a nerve and rightfully so in the
S\ community of veterans, prompting protesters to take up a vigil
Sby the White House. Their cause was quickly taken up by talk
"TEREISONEECONOMI(RIGMTSPOT: POST-ffIT NOT[ SE S ." radio and within 24 hours, Obama had a full-fledged revolt on
his hands with members of Congress from both parties con-

the proposed policy change.
It would have saved the Veterans Affairs Department hun-
dreds of millions of dollars a year, a substantial amount of
money but a relative pittance to the sums that are bandied about
Sin Washington. The message it would have sent at a time when
SAmerica's soldiers are embroiled in two wars is far more costly
Than any monetary price tag. Government officials at first tried
to justify the change because it would affect only combat veter-
ans who have private insurance. Those without a private option

Veterans without service-related injuries already are required
t 1 to bill private insurers.
No one would dream of asking a soldier injured on the battle-
field whether he or she has health insurance. The same attitude
should prevail for the veteran who must continue to seek care
for wounds suffered in the line of duty. The best thing you can
say about this little experiment in cost cutting is that Obama
recognized its folly before it undermined the morale of those
S who have served and whose goodwill he needs as the com-

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Arrest made for illegal disposal of more than
320 cubic yards of carpet debris in Pensacola

DEP agents prevent

crime from being

swept under the rug

Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) law enforcement
agents recently arrested Mark
Ross, owner of contracting
company Mark Ross Carpeting
Inc., for violating the Florida
Litter Law, a third degree felony
punishable by up to five years
in prison and/or a fine up to
"The improper disposal of
used carpet can harm the health
of humans, wildlife and the
environment," said DEP Division
of Law Enforcement Director
Henry Barnet. "Thanks to the
timely notification and assistance
in investigating this crime by
Escambia County Environmental
Enforcement officers and Lowe's
Home Improvement Centers,
DEP law enforcement agents
were able to quickly solve this
environmental crime."
On January 7, after receiving
a complaint from the Escambia
County Division ofEnvironmental
Enforcement, DEP agents
conducted a site investigation
of several mounds of carpet and
related debris. The waste was
spread across various locations
in wooded property owned by
Crystal Creek Development,
near 2862 Mandeville Lane in
Pensacola and adjacent to Ross'
residential/business property.
After identifying the discarded
waste as carpet materials
purchased from Lowe's Home
Improvement Centers in the
Pensacola area, DEP agents
utilized Lowes' employees in
determining that Ross was the
contractor who had originally
purchased the carpet.
Further investigation revealed

approximately 320 cubic yards
of waste carpet and debris that
Ross willfully disposed of at the
Mandeville Lane property from
September of 2007 to January
2009. It was also discovered that
Ross was receiving payment
from Lowes for installation and
proper waste carpet disposal and
then choosing to illegally dump
the waste.
DEP's Division of Law
Enforcement is responsible
for statewide environmental
resource law enforcement, as well
as providing law enforcement
services to Florida's state parks
and greenways and trails. Agents
investigate environmental
resource crimes and illegal dredge
and fill activities, and respond to
natural disasters, civil unrest,
hazardous material incidents
and oil spills that threaten the
Illegal solid and hazardous
waste disposal is a primary
focus of DEP's Division of Law
Enforcement as illegal dumping
can adversely affect Florida's
groundwater supply, which
provides more than 90-percent
of the state's drinking water.
To report an environmental
crime, wireless customers can now
dial #DEP. Callers can also report
environmental crimes to the State
Warning Point by calling (877)
2-SAVE-FL (1.877.272.8335).
General environmental inquiries
should be directed to DEP district
offices during business hours.
For more information
about DEP's Division of Law
Enforcement, visit www.dep.state.
fl. us/law.

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this weekend from vis
91-year-old mother in S
Georgia. While there,
talked about the pretty
blooming in her yard.
always had lots of then
The Panhandle ofFl
Southwest Georgia are
many ways, (not to mei
i.e. Lower Alabama) i
the beauty of spring. Tl
a lot of difference when
the state line at Chattah
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male," I've never rea
much attention to flower
in the spring. I've always
the amazing colors ofth
the dogwood trees,
and the pear trees.
Throw in some
beautiful wisteria
and you don't have
to be a true flower
expert to know the
good Lord is quite a
I still have a
picture I took many
years ago in my
hometown of some
of those azaleas,
mixed in with some
wisteria against
some pure white dogv
all under a tall Georgi;
think I was home on 1
really dreaded going ba
then still cold winter
Force Base in Illinois!
I have a little fran
that I hang with that
that says: "When it's (
time, I find Georgia
mind." I've always h
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in the Panhandle and Southwest
Georgia. (Yep, it is hanging in my
office today.)
I lost my brother last January
to a sudden heart attack, after a
long and bad illness. I miss him
terribly. This weekend while
home, two beautiful, young, little
boys that are his grandchildren,
two of his many, were also visiting
their great-grandmother.
It hit me that although he

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We've certainly had our
own long, cold "winter" but
now we are busting out all
over, much like those beautiful
new flowers, with new paint,
new carpet, new, beds and
lots of other new equipment.
Rooms are being decorated
and areas renovated.

rood and was gone, they would carry impor
a pine. I forward his memory in many We've
eave and ways, and they, like the spring a high
acktothe flowers, represent a new court
at an Air generation-of our family. They manne
sure were sweet to my mom, this re
ned sign just as he always was, hugging more p
t picture her neck and talking to her. So
dogwood The flowers on the drive back out all
a on my also reminded me of the newness experi
iung that that spring always brings to this own!
including area, just as those young boys month
and and bring a fresh newness to our the As
Air Force family. the fo
ience the All along the side of the road busy i
e do here and in the fields are very pretty even 1
and different colored flowers Room.
of all types. I don't know their We
Sr names but some are purple, some always
are yellow, and several other That's
striking colors. it's a
Even the greenness of the effort,
RNP fields planted for cattle is extra baseba
bright this time of year, especially now ev
S against a brilliant blue sky. And World
LRNP the freshly plowed earth as the S'o
farmers get their fields ready those
for planting struck me as pretty. and fie
Maybe I'm getting older and just Mo'
appreciating these type things of eve
I guess you're thinking by oey
now, what does any of this have enjoy
hen- to do with a "hospital article." not, I
I al
Free Well, I am getting older and more a
sentimental, but this all reminded new st
rts me greatly of the "new spring" hospit
3-12 we're going through right here at us for
Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. can pr
We've certainly had our own pleased
long, cold "winter" but now we Giv
igna arebusting out all over, much like ext 20
those beautiful new flowers, with the be
new paint, new carpet, new beds new st
CARD and lots of other new equipment. Hospit

s are being decorated and
we've made a lot of
movements in the actual
arance of the hospital.
ps nothing demonstrates this
than the beautiful flowers
blooming in our new rose
ns and on both sides of our
atios. (Thanks again to the
Calhoun County Beautiful
[ainstreet organizations.)
e many facility upgrades,
ed with our growing list of
equipment all have helped
wn "rebirth." We just this
installed a new automatic
lacy dispensing machine
r inpatient unit. This will
ve the safety and quality of
re provide to you. Our new
ultrasound machine is
also in. It can even do
echocardiograms. We
are now doing tests on
our new microbiology
unit in the lab and the
medical staff is very
pleased to have this key
new service.
The spring like
renovations of the
hospital and the new
equipment has helped
greatly. But I feel the
way we're providing our
care to you is the most
tant key to our new spring.
worked hard to provide
quality service, and in a
eous and compassionate
er. That's been critical in
birth, leading to more and
patients willing to use us.
while spring is breaking
over the Panhandle, we're
iencing a rebirth of our
March was the busiest
the hospital has had since
sociation regained it from
r-profit operator. We're
n the inpatient unit, and
busier in the Emergency
, lab and radiology.
're not perfect and will
s work hard to improve.
another thing about spring;
time of renewed hope,
and dreams. (Heck, look at
ill's spring training right
very team feels they will be
Series Champion!)
to me, our rebirth is like
beautiful flowers, trees
elds between here and my
s home and an indication
n brighter days ahead. I
you've paused, noticed, and
d these joys of spring. If
encourage you to do so.
Iso hope you realize it's a
,ring season at your local
al. And that you will use
those many services we
provide. I think you'll be
e me a call at 674-5411,
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Corinth Baptist Church celebrated ground breaking for its new worship center on March 29.
The church has been raising money for many years and will continue to host fundraisers until
the building is completed in 2010.

Corinth Baptist Church breaks

ground for new church Mar. 29

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Church launch
Corinth Baptist Church is
launching its new ministries and
services this Sunday, April 5.
We will be starting two services
this Sunday. Service times are
8:30 & 10:45 a.m. The Worship
Services are Biblically relevant
to our every day lives and help
connect people to the adventure
of a journey with God. The
music features some great songs
of faith that have stood the test
of time as well as contemporary
music to worship and celebrate
this awesome God adventure.
Whether you are a long time

LEFT: As a part of the ground breaking,
members were encouraged to write the names
of people they will be praying for to discover
the love of God and His transforming power in
their lives. These were the red flags. They also
used white flags to remember those who have
sown a foundation in Christ Jesus into their
lives. These flags were placed in the ground
and will ultimately be part of the foundation of
the new church.

ing new ministries & services
Christian or someone looking to it come to life.
discover if this God is real, there There will be a Cookout and
is something for you. Egg Hunt following the second
Our Children's Ministry has service for all the families who
a new worship area for children come.
5th grade and below. We don't Admission is free and open to
believe parents should have to everyone who attends services on
drag their children to church, the morning of April 5.
but instead it should be the most
exciting part of their week.
Discover curriculum which is age St. Stephens
appropriate and teaches Biblical
lessons with life impact, exciting Church plans
music they can sing and move to,
and cutting edge videos that help garage sale
teach the Bible in ways that make .

Family egg hunt set April 11
A Giant Family Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 11 from-10
a.m. to 12 noon at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown.
Crafts, food, and the Easter Story are all part of the fun and will
be free for children ages 1-11 years of age. All participants must be
accompanied by an adult. The event is being sponsored by Blountstown
United Methodist Church and First Baptist of Blountstown. Other
churches are heartily invited to participate.
For further information, please call Robyn Conyers at 674-3144,
or Marshall Masai at 899-5491.

sat. April 4
St. Stephen Catholic Church is
planning 'A plain ol' garage sale'
Saturday, April 4 beginning at 8
a.m. until at 1999 Natural Bridge
Road in Woodville.
In addition to lots of items
to choose from, the women of
the church will have homemade
baked goodies to purchase.
For more information call

Easter egg hunt Apr. 4
Christian 1H ome Freewill Baptist Church will be having an Easter
Egg Hunt and Fellowship on Saturday. April 4 from 4 to 6 p.m.
We invite everyone to come and join us for a great time of fun
and fellowship. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children,
games, volleyball and great food. Make plans now to come and join
us for a great time of fun.

News from the Pews continued on page 11

Giant Family Egg Hunt
1 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the
Neal Civic Center in Blountstown.
All participants must be accompanied by an adult.
Sponsored by Blount-
stown United Methodist
Church and First Baptist
of Blountstown. Other
churches are heartily
invited to participate.
For further information,
please call Robyn Cony-
ers at 674-3144, or Mar- s
shall Masai at 899-5491.

Do you believe in


Have you been gambling with your soul and still in deni-
al that eternity (Heaven and Hell) does not exist or you'd
make the decision later? Moreover, why would anyone in
their right mind want their soul to burn in Hell forever with
Satan and demons? You'd be surprised whose choice it is
to go the HELL, YOURS!! Then check this movie out,
"Escape From Hell". Hosted by
the Bristol Church of God.
Friday and Saturday,
April 3rd and 4th,
7:00 pm at the
Veterans Memorial Park
Civic Center in Bristol.

Admission is free, so come;
invite your family and friends.
Popcorn, snacks and drinks '
can be purchased before the

Liberty County Ministerial Association

Service will begin Sunday at 6 p.m. Weeknight services will begin at 7 p.m. (ET)

There wilbe aFingerfood Fellowship after eac service. Pease ring your a

Sunday, April 5th
Bristol Pentecostal Church
Preacher Rev. Carl Wiggins
Monday, April 6th
Telogia Assembly of God
Preacher Rev. Jeff Gardner
Tuesday, April 7th
Bristol Church of God
Preacher Rev. Victor Walsh

Wednesday, April 8th
Bristol First Baptist
Preacher Rev. Michael Murray
Bristol Church of God
Thursday, April 9th
Corinth Baptist Church
Preacher Rev. Coy Collins

Friday, April 10th
Bristol United Methodist Church
Preacher Rev. Tom Adams
Sunday, April 12th
Easter Sonrise Service
Lake Mystic Baptist Church
at 7:00 a.m. (ET)
Preacher Rev. Dan White




Is a whortleberry the same as
a blueberry? --F T, Waynoka,
Some people would say so,
yes. Depending on what part of
the country you're from, you
might speak of picking blue
whortleberries, hurtleberries,
huckleberries, Saskatoons,
bilberries, or blueberries. In
fact, there are slight differences
in the origins of some of these
berry bushes, the whortleberry
being Vaccinium myrtillus, for
example, while the Saskatoon
is Amelanchier alnifolia.
Bilberries and blueberries are
both of the genus Vaccinium,
like the whortleberry,
All have healthful properties,
which are recently coming
back into common knowledge
as health experts talk about
antioxidants. Blueberries have
vitamins A and C and calcium,
but also have been used, for
centuries, as an anti-diarrhea
remedy. In fact, it is believed
that blueberries destroy the
E. coli bacteria that can cause
digestive infections and



distress. Blueberries also help
to lower cholesterol counts.

Purchased an old sampler
at a flea market and realized
that it has the "J" missing.
Do you think this was just
someone's mistake? -H. P.,
Roundup, Mont.
More likely, the sampler is
fashioned after some of the old
ones that sometimes had letters
missing, most commonly the
J, V, W, or possibly U. One
explanation is that some of the
very early samplers reflected
the Elizabethan time (1558-
1603), when the alphabet was
composed of24 letters. Another
shortened alphabet, about that
same time, included just 21
letters, dropping the W, X,
and Y as well. What's more,,U

and V were sometimes shaped
alike and thus not duplicated
on samplers. Additionally,
Dutch and German samplers
sometimes reflect an early Latin
alphabet that did not include J,
V, or W. Interestingly, even
modern samplers sometimes
intentionally copy from these
older styles. You may also
see samplers where some of
the last letters of the alphabet
are left off, for reasons of
spacing a line within the cloth
It is believed that embroidery
samplers date back at least to
the ninth century, inAsia, while
the earliest known English
sampler is dated at.1598. (It
hangs in the Victoria and
Albert Museum,.in London.)
Young girls used them to



learn their needlework, as well
as their letters. Sometimes
Bible verses, rhymes, or fancy
patterns were sewn in as well.
Cross-stitch, satin-stitch, and
chain-stitch are just three
of the common needlework
techniques used. As early as
the 1500s, there were sample
books showing various styles
and techniques, often printed
as handsome woodcuts. Printed
patterns on linen or other cloth
backgrounds also date back to
the 1500s. A qualified antique
appraiser might be able to tell
you more about your particular

I realize it's always wise
to get dry firewood, but if
green wood is the only thing
available, is there a best

Area churches to celebrate the 25th annual Passion

- Calhoun and Liberty Churches
will celebrate the twenty fifth
annual Passion April 6 through
April 12. Services will be held
nightly April 6 through April 10
and the week will conclude with
a sunrise service on Sunday, April
12 at 5 a.m. (CT).
*Services for Monday night
will be held at New Hope M.B.
Church in Hugh Creek, with
Pastor David Rhone presiding
and Pastor G.B. Sheard, Prayer
Chainers Mission of God.
*Services for Tuesday night'
will be held at the Prayer
Chainers Mission of God in
Hugh Creek, with Pastor Rosetta
Baker presiding and Pastor David
Rhone, St. Paul A.M.E. Church.

*Wednesday night services
will be held at St. Stephens
A.M.E. Church in Sweetwater,
with Pastor C.L. Wilson presiding
and Pastor Rosetta Baker, Church
of God Prophecy.
*Thursday night services will
be held at the Church of God of
Prophecy in Bristol with Pastor
Alicia Tucker presiding and
Pastor R.C. McGriff, New Hope
M.B. Church.
*Friday night services will
be held at St. Mary M.B. Church
in Blountstown with Pastor R.C.

Gadsden Holy Week Alliance

planned for Apr. 6 Apr. 12
Gadsden County Holy Week Alliance will be presenting their
annual Holy Week celebration April 6 through April 12.
Services will be held nightly April 6-April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and the
week will conclude with a sunrise service on Sunday, April 12 at 6
*Services for Monday and Friday night will be held in Quincy at
New Life COCWIH.
*Service for Tuesday night and Sunday morning will be held at
Deliverance Temple COGIC in Gretna.
*Wednesday night's service will be held in Quincy at Glorious
Holiness Church.
*Thursday night's service will be held at Holy Anointed Church
in Quincy.
Participants in the Holly Week Alliance include New Life Church of
Christ Written in Heaven (Pastor Sarah Battles), Deliverance Temple
Church of God in Christ (Superintendent Jesse Mathews), Glorious
Holiness Church (Pastor Betty Reed), Holy Anointed Church (Pastor
Deloris Akins), and Prayer Warriors Church of Christ Written in
Heaven (Pastor Dorothy Lee).
Please contact Missionary Gussie Mathews for more information
at (850) 643-1891.

McGriff presiding and Pastor
Alicia Tucker, St. Stephens
A.M.E. Church.

*Sunday sunrise service will
be held at St. PaulA.M.E. Church
in Blountstown with Pastor David
Rhone, presiding and Pastor C.L.
Wilson, St. Mary M.B. Church.
For more information on these
events contact the pastors at any
of these churches.

Clergy members invited to

special luncheon on April 6

Big Bend Hospice Chaplains
invite area clergy and other
leaders in the congregation to
attend a special luncheon at 12
p.m. on Thursday, April 16 at
Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan.
Center Blvd., Tallahassee.
Come enjoy a complimentary
meal and fellowship with
community clergy. "We have
planned a very special time for
our clergy to gather, fellowship
and to discuss issues that impact
them in ministering to those who
are dying," said Rev. Candace
McKibben, Big Bend Hospice
Pastoral Care Coordinator. "At
this quarterlymeeting Rabbi Jack
Romberg and The Reverend Jack
Stroman, will speak on "Finding

Prayer Band

meets Apr. 2
There will be a Prayer Band
meeting Thursday, Apr. 2 at
7:30 p.m. The meeting will be
at Brother and Sister Anthony
Smith's home. Everyone is
invited to attend.
For more information call

Meaning in Suffering." The
meeting is open to all clergy in
Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla, Franklin, Liberty and
Gadsden counties.
Please RSVP to Candace
McKibben as soon as
possible at 878-5310,
x250 or mailto:candace@
bigbendhospice.org, candace@
Please feel free to invite other
clergy or leaders.

Free movie

day Apr. 11
Pastor Jesse Mathews and
congregation would like to invite
all to attend a free viewing of The
Passion of the Christ, Saturday,
April 11 at 1:30 p.m. (ET) at
Deliverance Temple Church of
God in Christ in Gretna. The
Passion of the Christ showcases
the last twelve hours of the
life of Jesus Christ before his
For more information, please
contact Brother Marcus Mathews
at (850) 643-1745.


green wood to burn? -S. R.,
Randolph. I't.
Answer: Burning green
wood increases the risk of a
chimney fire, unless you're
really careful to burn out the
creosote in a hot fire each
morning and you check your
chimney often for signs of
Still, there is an answer to
your query: ash. An anonymous
English poet once wrote the
praises of the common ash
tree. "Beechwood fires are
bright and clear, If the logs
are kept a year. Chestnut only
good, they say, If for long 'tis
laid away. But ash new or ash
old, Is fit for queen with crown
of gold." The poem goes on
to suggest that birch burns too
fast, elm burs too slowly and
"the flames are cold," and oak
is terrific, if dry. "But ash wet
or ash dry, A king shall warm
his slippers by." The reason,
we are told, is that the ash tree
has a moisture content that is
relatively low on the stump.
This means that the ash logs
from higher up on the stump
will be relatively dry to begin
with, compared to oak, for
instance, which can be very
wet when green. While not
a comparatively dense wood
compared to oak, apple, black
locust, sugar maple, or beech,
ash is still of medium density
and better than chestnut or
the various softwoods for its
relative fuel value in BTUs.

Fools' Day. Moon at perigee.
The U.S. invasion of Okinawa
began, 1945. Singer Marvin
Gaye died, 1984.
APR. 2, THURSDAY -- Pas-
cua Florida Day. First quarter
Moon. The U.S. Mint was estab-
lished, 1792. Tap dancer Charles
"Honi" Coles bor, 1911.
APR. 3, FRIDAY -- St. Rich-
ard of Chichester. Bruno Haupt-
mann was executed for the kid-
nap-murder of the Lindbergh
baby, 1936. The first issue of TV
Guide was published, 1953.
APR. 4, SATURDAY -- Moon
at descending node. Pluto sta-
tionary. U.S. President William
Henry Harrison died of pneumo-
nia a month after inauguration,
APR. 5, SUNDAY -- Palm
Sunday. The end of a four-day
snowstorm left 52 inches of
snow on Lead, South Dakota,
1955. Race car driver Lee Petty
died, 2000.
APR. 6, MONDAY -- The
first modern Olympic Games
opened in Athens, Greece, 1896.
Prince Rainier III of Monaco
died, 2005. Constant company
wears out its welcome.
on equator. Conjunction of Sat-
urn and the Moon. John Wayne
won a Best Actor Oscar for his
role in True Grit, 1970.


Vashara Larose Smith
celebrated her sixth birthday on
March 23. She is the daughter
of Voloria McCray and Sheffield
Smith. Her grandparents
include Gladstone and Leola
Love, Alvin Mathis and Edward
and Helen Jones. Her great
grandmother is Rosetta Baker.
Her godparents are John and
Angela Dawson and Chris
and Akeute Jackson. Vashara
enjoys going to school, drawing
and going to church. She
celebrated her birthday with a
Hannah Montana "Pop Star"

Oshuia Z-Ray Alston of Ft.
Eustis, VA will celebrate his
10th birthday on April 1. He
is the son Lynnette Harris of
Ft. Eustis, VA and Mr. and
Mrs. Montavia Z. Alston of
Washington, DC. He is the
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Don
L. Wilson and Mr. Myles D.
Brown, Sr. all of Blountstown
and Mr. and Mrs. Shelton R.
Alston of Winston, NC. He is
the great-grandson of the late
Annie B. Nulls of Blountsown
and Mr. Eligah Henderson of
Bristol, the late Myles Brown
and the late Classie Faison,
both of Blountstown. Oshiua
will celebrate his birthday with
classmates and family at his
school in Virginia.

Harris, Elmore plan June

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Lizzie Black celebrated her
eighth birthday on February
20 with a party at her house
with family and friends. She is
the daughter of Gary and Kelly
Black of Hosford. Her matemal
grandparents are Jack and
Margaret Barfield of Altha.
Her paternal grandparents
are Calvin and Jennell Black
of Hosford. Lizzie likes going
to school, playing with her
friends, going to Corinth Baptist
Church, drawing, riding her
golf cart and bike, and playing
on her computer. She loves
going to see her Granny Nell,
Papa, Aggie and Grandpa and
aggravating her big brother,
Brandon. She is a daddy's girl
and her mama's BFF.

4 wedding
Monazia Smith and her
brother, Oshiua Alston,
would like to invite you to
the marriage of their mother,
SSg, Lynnette V. Harris of Ft.
Eustis, VA, to SFC Claude
Irvin Elmore, Jr. of Ft. Lee,
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Wilson
Sand Mr. Myles D. Brown,
Sr. She is a 1991 graduate
of Blountstown High School.
She is the granddaughter
of the late Annie B. Nulls
of Blountstown, Eligah
Henderson of Bristol, the late
Samuel Wilson and Catherine
Wilson of Boston, MAand the
late Myles Brown and Classic
Faison of Blountstown.
The groom is the son
of Indiana Elmore and
Claude Irvin Elmore, Sr. of
Tuscaloosa, AL.
The wedding will be
Saturday, June 4 at 12 noon
at the Prayer Chainers
Mission of God Church
in Blountstown, located at
19445 S.E. McDaniel Road,
Hugh Creek Community.
Their vows will be performed
by Pastor Aposte Elder
Gearldine B. Sheard.
A reception will follow in
the church dining area.

Page12TH-IT Y J A PI 1,

Free tax

return aid

at Chipola
MARIANNA-In order to
help more local citizens get the
most refund due them, Chipola
College business instructor Lee
Shook and his student volunteers
are providing free tax preparation
and free electronic filing.
The free service-for
individual tax returns only-is
available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
on Wednesday, through April 15.
Other times may be scheduled by
The free service usually takes
no longer than 30 minutes. For
faster refunds, taxpayers are
asked to bring a personal check
which has routing information
needed for electronic refunds.
To make an appointment for
free tax assistance, call Lee
Shook at (850) 718-2368.

Calhoun-Libert L

Hospital Salutes its

Doctors on Doctor's

Day, March 50

Dr. Iqbal Faruqui

Dr. Misbah Farooqi

Dr. Jerry Skipper

Dr. Cliff Bristol

Dr. Joti Keshav

Dr. Paul Hart


Dr. Tim Adamcryk

Dr. Charles Semones

Dr. Stacy Temkin-Smith

Dr. Jackie Westfall

We appreciate all they do for
the hospital and our patients.

20370 N. E. Burns Avenue 674-5411

Happy Sirthday
Perek Creamer!
No April st
fooling, '
he's half
a century -
old. 50
Eagle Scout, City
Councilman, retired 28
years Veteran with
the Florida Department of
Corrections, World's
Best Dad and Grandpa!
Jessica, Matthew, Cagney
and grandchildren,
Madison and Sarah

KIDS! Don forgett to
get your coloring contest
entries in to The Journal
by noon Saturday, April 11.


Health Dept. recognizes many

who made 5K event a success
The Liberty County Health Department Healthy Communities
Healthy People program and Students Working Against Tobacco
program held their first annual 5K run Saturday March 21 at Torreya
State Park. We would like to thank Steve Cutshaw, the Park Manager,
for all his help during this event. Liberty County is very fortunate to
have this beautiful state park and such great people to work with. There
were a total of 114 participants who either ran, jogged or walked. This
was our first 5K and we raised a total of $1,365 for Relay For Life.
We would like to thank the Piggly Wiggly, Harvey's, Rhonda Lewis
at Emergency Management and Pepsi for their contributions. A big
thank you also to Patricia with Liberty County Emergency Medical
Service. We also would like to thank Joe Edgecomb with Draggin
Tail Run, Joann Harris with Relay For Life, Shann Layne, Veldina
Dawson, Tina Tharpe Dr. Jeremy Lewis and Angie Morales from
the Liberty County Health Department and Joe Ferolito from Liberty
County Parks and Recreation for all of their help.
It is wonderful to partner with such great community members
and sponsor an event for such a good cause. This was a great way
to raise money for The American Cancer Society and to promote
physical activity which leads to a healthier lifestyle. We look forward
to working with these wonderful partners for future events. We hope
to see everyone again next year for our 2nd annual 5K.
If you would like to learn more about the Healthy Communities
Healthy People program please contact Susan Chafin at the Liberty
County Health Department at 850-643-2415 ext. 245 or the Students
Working Against Tobacco program please contact Michael Collins at
850-643-2415 ext. 226.
Thanks, Liberty County Health Department Healthy Communities
Healthy People program and Students Working Against Tobacco.

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- The Liberty County Arts
Council wish to thank everyone
who contributed and participated
in the Auction which was held

I have a very special thank
you to everyone that sent cards,
food, flowers and prayers during
our extreme time of loss. A very
blessed thank you to all that
came to the Memorial Service for
Wallace Dean 'Stick' Williams,
all that came to remember him
also came to give my children
and myself strength and love. You
all will be in our hearts forever.
May God bless and keep each and
everyone of you.
Donna, Clare & Zack Williams

A special thank you to Marlon
Peavy: You made our time of
loss so bearable and there is not
enough thank you to cover it. To
be able to do what you do, God
has such a wonderful blessing in
store for you. May God bless and
keep you always.
Donna Williams

Saturday, March 14. A special
thank you to the following
businesses who provided items
for the auction:
Apalachee Restaurant,
Blountstown Drugs, Buy Rite
Drugs, Diamond Corner, Jack
Leg Photography, Little People
Company, Matthews Wholesale
Bait & Tackle, Myrlene's Beauty
Shop, Quick Shine Car Wash and
Strickland's Ace Hardware.
Hats off to the Liberty County
Arts Council members and
volunteers who contributed items
for the auction and helped make
this a successful event. The
council extends sincere thanks
and appreciation to the auctioneer,
Cal Cooksey, for contributing his
time to this benefit auction.
The proceeds from the auction
will be used in sponsoring the
state touring programs for the

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students during the next school
year. In 2008-09, the Arts
Council sponsored three state
touring programs. In September,
Donna Wissinger provided a
special musical program for
students at Hosford School,
Tolar School and Liberty County
High School; in October, the
"American Troubadour" Bill
Schustik performed at the Civic
Center for students, and in
January, Florida Studio Theatre
worked with students to "Write
A Play."
These programs provide a
diversity of cultural and artistic
venues for the students throughout
the County and the Arts Council
is proud to co-sponsor these
events with the Liberty County
Board of Commissioners and
the Florida Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs.
Gloria Keenan
The Liberty County Arts Council
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The family wishes to thank
its many friends for all your well
wishes, food and the many words
of consolation and deeds of love
during this time of bereavement.
For those friends and family who
came across the mile to say "We
Love You"; we thank you! May
God bless you and please keep us
in your prayers.
The family ofMarie Barfield




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Sink opposes

use of auto

insurance co.

credit scoring

Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink
opposes the use of credit scoring
when determining the rates and
availability of auto insurance for
Floridians. CFO Sink is joined in
her opposition to the use of credit
scoring by Sean Shaw, Florida's
Insurance Consumer Advocate.
"Right now, people whose
credit is reduced or who have
been hit hard financially could see
their auto insurance rates jacked
up or find they are not even able
to get coverage -- and that's
just wrong," said CFO Sink.
"Because of the challenging
times everyday Floridians are
facing, I am opposed to the use of
credit scoring when determining
the availability and cost of auto
insurance. We should not be
kicking Floridians when they are
Currently, consumer credit
scores are used by many auto
insurance companies for
underwriting purposes, including
setting rates and determining
coverage eligibility. CFO Sink
noted today that she has been
unimpressed by explanations
from auto insurance companies
about why they need to use
credit scores, especially in these
challenging economic times.
"Right now, Floridians are
being hit hard, creating more
debt, and even people who are
using credit responsibly are
seeing their limits decreased
because of the economic times,"
CFO Sink continued. "I don't
think its right that those same
Floridians will now see a rate hike
on their auto insurance despite no
change in their driving record."


Boyd honored
with Research
and Education

Center Award
Congressman F. Allen Boyd,
Jr. of the Second Congressional
District in Florida was presented
the UF/IFAS North Florida
Research and Education Center
Hall of Fame award by IFAS/
NFREC Center Director Dr. Nick
Comerford Feb. 19.
The congressman was at
the Quincy NFREC presenting
HazMat issues to area farmers.
Congressman Boyd was honored
for his 12 years of dedicated
service in the integration of
Science into all aspects of
Agriculture and Development in
North Florida.
Congressman Boyd isamember
of the House Appropriations and
Budget Committees. He is a fifth
generation farmer in Jefferson

Calhoun Commissioner meets with

Coley and Lawson in Tallahassee
Calhoun County Commissioner Dan Wyrick made a trip to the
Capital last week, stopping to talk with Rep. Marti Coley (shown
above), Sen. Al Lawson and several others to urge them to
keep in mind the impact ongoing legislation could have on
small counties. He told them communities like Calhoun County
are now in crisis mbde as budgets tighten and job prospects
dim. He is concerned that money once earmarked for recycling
grants will be recycled back into other areas of the state budget.
Not only would failure to fund the project end the recycling
program, it could eliminate a few much-needed jobs. He said
it could also lead to more environmental issues because what
was once taken to be recycled may wind up in the Chipola
River. He is also worried about a bill that would force counties
to operate paid fire departments instead of maintaining a crew
of volunteers. "Small counties can't afford that," he told Coley
and Lawson. "My main purpose was to let them know we could
not afford any more unfunded mandates," he said.

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Greenwood lost 60 Ibs.
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Kinard lost 30 Ibs.
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Juniors attended session in the House

of Representatives during Youth Tour
Twenty Talquin high school juniors recently attended an informative
session in the House of Representatives' Chambers where they debated
and voted on mock bills and learned more about Florida's legislative
process. Amanda Council. (Wakulla High School), Simei Guerra,
(East Gadsden High School). Bryan Shields. (North Florida Christian).
Chelsea Watson. (Maclay), and alternate, Michael Richardson.
(Leon High School) will also participate in the Washington Youth
Tour sponsored by NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative
Association) in June 2009.

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The access road that runs from Bristol underneath the Apalachicola River Bridge disappeared under high
water Tuesday. Heavy rains are expected to continue through the week. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO

Swollen rivers wait for more rain

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
Emergency management
directors were keeping an eye on
the sky Tuesday with torrential
rains forecast for the rest of the
"We're in for a mess," said
Calhoun Emergency Director
Sonny O'Bryan. "We got a pile
of rain coming for the next three
days and the rivers are already
As of Tuesday afternoon,
several roads were closed,
including Ocheesee Road, Land
Store Road, John Redd Road East
and Parrish Lake Road East. "By
Wednesday morning, we will
have water over Lamb Eddie

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will probably be closed."
He said there was a voluntary
evacuation in place for the
Chipola River. For now, "All we
can do is sit and wait."
Liberty County Emergency
Management Director Rhonda
Lewis is concerned the rain will
create some record-breaking
river levels. "The Ochlocknee
is expected to go to 23.5 by
Thursday but we've got a lot
more raining coming," she said,
noting that predictions she's
heard don't take into account last
week's heavy rains. "We could
get in excess often inches of rain
this week," she said.

She said the Apalachicola
River was already above flood
stage and the Ochlocknee and the
Chipola "are on the way."
Many residents at hunting
and fishing camps in the River
Stix and Kennedy Creek areas
are evacuating voluntarily, she
said. The public boat ramps in
Estiffanulga and Bristol were
closed to non-emergency use
Tuesday afternoon.
Lewis urges drivers not to
take chances on wet roads. When
you see water in the road, "Turn
around, don't drown," she says.
"It only takes about six inches
of water on the road to move a
truck," she cautioned.

Boyd announces stimulus funds
for Liberty Community Health Care

Congressman Allen Boyd
(D-North Florida) announced
that Liberty Community Health
Care, Inc. of Bristol, will receive
$161,196 in stimulus funds
to bolster the availability of
quality, affordable healthcare for
North Floridians. These funds
were included in the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act,
which was recently signed into

law with Congressman Boyd's
Liberty Community Health
Care, Inc. is one of 43 health
centers in Florida to receive
federal funds from the stimulus
bill under the Increased Demand
for Services (IDS) grant program.
In order to be eligible, each health
center submitted a plan for how
the funds would be used to expand
services in the community.






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A Honor Roll
1st Grade: Hadley Barfield.
Mallory Dalton, Kelsie Edenfield,
Bobbi Finuff, Barbara Granger,
Carrie Hanna, Clark Kelley, Zeb
Kelley, Trayce King, Michaela
Markwalter, Angel Martinez, Allyson
Mears, Brooks Ann Mears, Joseph
Moore, Cheyenne Nichols, Nikki
Richards, Stone Taylor, Joseph
Varnum, Tyler Walker, Keagan Yon
and Carly Young.
2nd Grade: Anna Alday, Kaylee
Brown, Noah Reagan and Austin
3rd Grade: Drew Carey, Coy
Cook, Megan Corbin, Max Scott and
Harley Willis.
4th Grade: DevanAdkins, Nolon
Bean, Collin Mears and Kiana
5th Grade: None.
6th Grade: James Coleman,
Jennifer Moore and Hannah
7th Grade: Autumn Coleman
and Porter Smith
8th Grade: Madelynn Lytle,
Kelsey Rehberg, Albert Varnum,
Christina Watson and Trevor
9th Grade: Wesley Chevillot,
Brittany Pate, Kimberly Wiltse,
10th Grade: None
11th Grade: Rebekah Wiltse.
12th Grade: Caitlyn Bruner,
Jacob Edenfield, David Griswold,
Katrina Messer, Brittany Stephens
and Morgan Swilley.
A/B Honor Roll
1st Grade: Steven Bodiford,
Cecil Bryant, Ginger Chambliss,
Chloe Chapman, Christopher
Crutchfield, Haley Dykes, Brandon
Fielder, Baileigh O'Neal, Aidan
Quattlebaum, Dakota Recker and
Bradley Williams.
2nd Grade: Kelly Ballard,
Madison Boggs, Codi Braxton, Calyn
Carter, Audra Chason, Tyler Fielder,
Timothy Griffin, Maria Hamm,
Katelyn McClure, Remington Mills,
Paityn Parker, Jordan Sumner and
Tristan Yon.
3rd Grade: Michelle Aaron,
Levi Baggett, Carlee Barfield,
Joshua Bramblett, Stetson Branch,
Matthew Bruner, Dylan Cassatt,
Josic Hall, Kalista Jackson, Caleigh
Kenna-Shadrick, Megan Mantecon,
Madison Marshall, Lauren Martin,
Mackenlee Smith, Jasmine Taylor,
Breanna Terry, Britni Tharp and
Zachary Welch.
4th Grade: Kayla Alday, Seth
Alday, Cy Barton, Charles Brazell,
Abbie Edenfield, Brian Gay, Jaylon -
Hall, Morgan Jones, Ashley Lytle,
Kenneth Markwalter, Destiny.
Morgan, Kyle Potter, Stephanie
Wriston and Hunter Young.
5th Grade: Johnny Aaron,
Sawyer O'Bryan, Samantha Potter,
Hayden White and Jay Yon.
6th Grade: Cody Barfield, Brooke
Boggs, Summer Farris, Rebecca
Gay. Tristan Griffin, Jonathan Leath.
Nolan Musgrove, Claire Price, Mary
Scwell, Logan Swcares and Breanna
7th Grade: Hunter Baggett,
Brett Bozeman, Reece Dew, Tyler
Fleming, Deana Griswold, P.J. Iler,
Duane Rogers. Madison Rowe,
Carly Schwartz, Allie Stripling,
Jacob Sumner. McKenzie Tanner.
Brianna Yon and Nicholas Young.
8th Grade: Serena Bradford.
Logan Cable. Haley Chason. Kaylee

McCalvin. Matthew McCalvin.
Shadow Simons. Camilla Traylor
and Ryan Wood.
9th Grade: Tate Armes. Kristin
Cook and Alicia Griffin.
10th Grade: Maggie Blue, Tracy
Clemmons, Raven Griffin, Jake Hall,
Brittney Lytle, Tyler McCoy, Nichole
Schamens, Kala Sewell, Sharlyn
Smith and Katelyn Williams.
11th Grade: Kevin Alday,
Summer Attaway, Brett Floyd,
Cessna Folsom, Lynn Hutchison,
Stephen Lee, Lane Parrish and
Jeremy Pate.
12th Grade: Kayla Baggett,
Mallory Basford, Courtney
Chamberlain, Dylan Hinson, Cassidy
Hitt, Nicholas McLendon, Whitney
Melvin, Shayla Reagan, Cody Sewell,
Jessica Smith, Justin Stephens,
April Tucker, Carrie Tucker, Kayla
Wethington and Caleb Willis.

A Honor Roll
6th Grade: Olivia Atkins,
Donavan Ebersole, Cassidy
Gurliaccio, Carly Richards, Walker
Strawn, Tripp Taylor, Anthony
Wyrick and Heather Yoder.
7th Grade: Andrew Bennett,
Jayla Brigham, Austin Britt, Kristal
Cooley, Jacqueline Dudley, Ased
Farooqi, Thomas Futch, Ethan
Peacock, Khirsten White and Linda
8th Grade: Karah Beaver,
Jacob Brown, Jordan Griffin, Casey
Johnson, Mary Kent, Taylor Mauck,
Caleb Mills, Brandon Purvis, Ally
Richards and Gordon Yoder.
A/B Honor Roll
6th Grade: Ayanna Black,
Katelyn Bozeman, Daniel
Brauwerman, Andrew Bryant, Zach
Bryant, Bryce Davis, Ryan Hanvey,
Thomas Howell, Malac Johnson,
Demeca Martin, Callie Melvin,
Justin Merwin, Tatiana Messer,
Kaylee O'Brian, Audrey Ryals,
Wyatt Thurman and Jordan Willis.
7th Grade: David Benditt, Taylor
Boyd, Stepanie Branton, Javakiel
Brigham, Candase Bryant, Shannon
Burch, Steven Cherry, Sandra
Godwin, Joshua Hammes, Mallory
Harrigill, Chase Harris, Christopher
Hiers, Breanna Jerkins, Savannah
Jerkins, Hunter Jordan, Stefan Jordan,
Scott Ludlow, Dajza Marlow, Calen
Masai, James Peacock, Dominique
Price, Katelynn Roberts, Adrienne
Saintilus, Dimitri Simmons, Katelyn
Simmons, Bryson Wood and Alex
8th Grade: Brittany Bailey,
Shantel Barrett, Elijah Boyd,
Brittany Bridges, Alexis Butler,
Kayla Campbell, De'Barus Colvin,
Marquell Comer, Alanna Daniels,
Corby Davis, Stedman Dawson,
Dixie Flowers, Susan Gate, Kayla
Godwin, Chesten Goodman,
Amanda Greer, Bobbie Hammond,
Chance Harris, Emily Hester,
Michael Hughs. Elizabeth Jerkins,
Marysa Lee. Amanda Long, Rosevelt
Martin, Marisa Melvin. William
Nowling. Jacquelyn O'Neal. Ashley
Oxendine. Sarah Quijas. Skyler
Reddick. Roxannah Roney. Reagine
Simmons. Hammadah Talib. Laura
Tomlinson. Chelsev Weiler. Morgan
Welch. Wesley Whitfiled. Alexis
Widner. Andre Wielichowski and
Justin Woods.

Chipola auto students learn about

battery technology for electric cars

Students in the
Chipola College
A u t o m o t i v e
program recently
learned about new
battery technology
for automobiles.
Ron and Fran
Fahs of the Electric
Vehicle Initiative
demonstrated their
100 MPG plug-in
hybrid which uses a
lithium battery bank
to greatly improve
fuel economy. For
information about
electric vehicle
technology, visit
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We have the potential to
greatly improve our popula-
tion's healthy in the future.
By recommitting ourselves
to support our nation's public
health system, we can build
on the successes of the past
and establish the solid foun-
dation needed for a health
nation. To this end, National
Public Health Week 2009
will serve as the launch of
the American Public Health
Association's new cam-
paign, Building The Founda-
tion for a Healthy America.

Pleasejoin us at the
Liberty County Commission
meeting, April 7, 2009 at 7
p.m. in the courtroom of the
Liberty County Courthouse for
a Declaration of Proclamation
for National Public Health Week


Wildcats squeeze out a win against Raiders 11-10

by Jim Mclntosh
If it's executed properly
it's virtually impossible to
It is the suicide squeeze
play and the Wildcats (3-10)
performed it flawlessly, not
once but on back-to-back plays
last Monday night against the
South Montgomery County
(AL) Raiders (6-11).
Trailing 10-9 in the bottom
of the seventh inning last
Monday night, Altha had
one out and the bases were
As soon as the Raiders'
pitcher began his motion
toward home, Altha's Caleb
Morris broke from third base
toward home and Corey

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Chocolate or strawberry
Imilk served with all meals.

Waffles and sausage patty,
assorted cereal with but-
Itered toast, assorted fruit
ICheese grits and sausage,
assorted cereal with but-
Itered toast, and assorted
Fruit juice.
Ham and cheese biscuit
With hash brown, assorted
Cereal with buttered toast,
Iand assorted fruit juice.

(Pre-K thru 5th)
Cheeseburger on a bun,
baked potato tots and
peaches. Alternate: BBQ
riblet on a roll.
Shrimp poppers, cheese
grits, green beans and
applesauce. Alternate:
Ham sandwich.
Beef taco, corn and pears.
Alternate: Chicken burrito.
All menus are
subject to change
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Monica Bontrager, DMD
LBristol Phone 643-5417.

Johnson laid down a perfectly
placed bunt toward the right
side. Morris scored on the
play and Johnson reached first
safely. With the bases still
loaded, pinch runner Jesse Hall
and Caleb Chew duplicated
the play to give the Wildcats a
11-10 victory.
Altha got on the scoreboard
first in the second inning.
Tyler Huff reached on a
throwing error by the Raiders'
shortstop. After two wild
pitches Huff found himself
on third. A throwing error by
South Montgomery's catcher
allowed Huff to cross the
The Raiders made it a 1-1
ball game in the third inning.
However, the Wildcats
plated 3 runs in their frame of
the third inning to go back on
top, 4-1. Lead-offbatter Jacob
Warner ripped a double to left
center field. He moved to third
courtesy of a wild pitch. Jake
Edenfield lifted a sacrifice fly
to center field to score Warner.
Ethan Byler was issued a walk.
He advanced to second on
a passed ball and stole third
base. Caleb Chew doubled to
right center field to plate Byler.
Tyler Huffreached on fielding
error by the shortstop and
Chew scored on the play.
In the fourth inning South
Montgomery went back on
top, 6-4.
Altha pulled with a run in
the home half of the fourth,

Big Bend Baseball

League season

begins on Apr. 5
The Big Bend Baseball League
of Florida will begin its inaugural
season of play Sunday, April 5.
Schedule of opening day
*Bay County Brewers vs. Gulf
County Drive at 3 p.m. (ET)
*Chattahoochee Red Birds vs.
Quincy All Stars at 3 p.m. (ET)
*Jackson County Jays vs.
Calhoun County Horsemen at 2
p.m. (CT)
*Liberty County Diamond
Dawgs OFF
Look for game results, league
standing and the following
week's schedule in your local
newspaper each week. Support
your hometown team with your
attendance at all the games.

6-5. Jeremy O'Bryan slapped
a single into right center field to
begin the inning. D.J. Griswold
reached on a throwing error
by the third baseman. Jacob
Warner laid down a sacrifice
bunt to move O'Bryan to third
and Griswold to second. An
infield single to the left side
by Jake Edenfield loaded the
bases. Ethan Byler's sacrifice
fly to center field allowed
O'Bryan to touch the dish.
The Raiders made it a 9-5
game in the top of the fifth.
The Wildcats got 2 of those
runs back in the bottom of the
inning. Caleb Chew drew a
walk to lead off the inning.
A passed ball allowed him to
make his way to second base.
Tyler Huff's single to left
field brought Chew cross the
dish. Anthony Young reached
on fielding error by the first
baseman. It was 9-7.

Altha's defense kept
South Montgomery off the
scoreboard in the fifth inning.
Relief pitcher Jake Edenfield
fanned two batters and he got
a ground out sandwiched in
between to set the Raiders
down in order.
Boosted by their defensive
play, the Wildcats knotted the
score in their half of the frame,
9-9. With one out Ethan Byler
reached after swinging at the
third strike and an errant throw
by the catcher allowed him to
reach first. Corey Johnson
slapped a grass-burner to the
second baseman whose throw
to force Byler out at second
base was wide and it allowed
Johnson to reach first on a
fielder's choice. Caleb Chew
looped a single into shallow
left centerfield to bring Byler
home and Johnson moved to
third. Johnson scored on a wild

pitch to set up the dramatic
seventh inning finish.
The score was as close as
the box score. Both teams
had 10 hits in the game. South
Montgomery left 10 runners
stranded and Altha left nine.
Only one earned run was
credited to the Raiders and the
Wildcats had only two. But the
stat that wrecked the Raiders
were their 10 errors; Altha had
only four.
Senior Jake Edenfield (1-1)
picked up his first win of the
season in a relief appearance.
In 3 1/3 innings of work he
surrendered 3 unearned runs,
allowed 2 walks and struck out
4 batters.
After their Spring Break this
week, the Wildcats will host
three games. On April 6 the
Wewa Gators comes crawling
to "The Cotton Patch" for a 6
p.m. (CT) game. Previously
rained-out district game against
the Cottondale Hornets will be
played on April 7 at 6:30 p.m.
(CT). Malone will visit on
April 9 at 6 p.m. (CT) for the
last game of the week.

US Forest Service offers free

admission to parks April 3-5

for 'Get Outdoors Florida!'

In support of Get Outdoors
Florida!, the three National
Forests in Florida, the
Apalachicola, the Osceola
and the Ocala, will offer free
admission to forest visitors on
April 3-5, at most recreation
sites (see list below).
On March 24, Governor
Charlie Crist and his Cabinet
signed a resolution encouraging
families to Get Outdoors
The resolution recognizes
the Children's Outdoor Bill
of Rights and promotes Get
Outdoors Florida! activities
April 4-5 and throughout
the year. The Forest Service
hopes that free admission will
prompt families to experience
the outdoors at one of their
National Forests.
Because an array of social
issues can be connected
with our nature deficit, Get
Outdoors Florida! members
will be more than just a
champion of kids enjoying
the outdoors by providing
families and individuals
opportunities and guidance to
engage in outdoor experiences

to achieve healthier lifestyles
and to sustain Florida's natural
By connecting people
with nature, we enhance
opportunities for greater
environmental education,
public health, child welfare,
tourism, fish and wildlife
conservation and land
management. In a study of
environmentalists' formative
experiences, the most
frequently cited influence
was childhood experiences of
natural, rural or other relatively
pristine habitats.
The Get Outdoors Florida!
coalition is a wide array of
partners coming together to
address societal needs including
public well-being, health
issues, and natural resource
conservation. Our mission
is "Engaging communities,
families and individuals in
outdoor experiences to achieve
healthier lifestyles and sustain
Florida's natural resources."
For further information and
other free and reasonably
priced family opportunities,
visit the Get Outdoors Florida!

web site at: "http://www.
corn or the National Forests
in Florida web site at "http://

The Forest Service
recreation sites offering
free admission for camping
on April 3-4 and day
use on April 4-5 are:
*Ocala National Forest
*Apalachicola National
*Farles Prairie Day Use
*Wright Lake Recreation
*Big Scrub
*Camel Lake Recreation
*Lake Dorr Silver Springs
Day Use Area
*Big Bass
*Hickory Campground
*Lake Delancy East
*Mack Campground
*Lake Delancy West
*Whitehead Campground
*Shanty Pond
*Leon Sinks Geological


Liberty Co. High JROTC donates 70 pairs of used

eyeglasses to Lions Club to help others see better

The Liberty County High
School JROTC Battalion
collected and donated 70 pair
of used eyeglasses to the Bristol
Lions Club for use both domestic
and worldwide.
The JROTC Battalion did this
as a community service-based
project to earn points toward
passing their federal inspection.
This is the fourth year they
have executed this project. The
unit currently holds the highest
rating possible of "Honor Unit
With Distinction." However,
they cannot rest on their past
accomplishments. They must step
up and earn it again if they expect
to wear the "Gold Star."
Helen Keller challenged the
Lions to serve all people and
that is our motto: "We Serve" in
the area of Sight Conservation.
Recycling used eyeglasses is just
one program among many that
the Lions undertake to meet the
challenge of sight conservation.
Few of us will ever see the smile
of gratitude when a recipient
receives the gift of improved
eyesight as a result of a pair of
these eyeglasses.
Lions International make up
Mission Teams comprised of 7
optometrists, 11 opticians and
7 technicians to fill the need in

ABOVE, left to right: Cadet Major John
Summers, Cadet First Lieutenant Ashley
Sansom, Mr. John Summers (President
of Lions Club), and Cadet Staff Sergeant
Jessica Eberly.

a given area. One-third of each
team are Lions Club members.
LensCrafters personnel compete
to participate on one of these
teams. They are selected based
on their contribution of time

.and leadership in the Gift of
Sight Program. Each team takes
30,000 pair of eyeglasses for a
mission to serve 1,500-2,000 per
day. Approximately, 100 local
volunteers are required to assist


Florida Bandmasters Association District II Solo
& Ensemble Festival, Feb. 13
The Florida Bandmasters Association District II Solo and Ensemble
Festival which took place at the Baptist College of Florida in
Graceville on February 13. The students prepared for months to play
for a judge, who gave them comments and a rating.
Florida Bandmasters Association District II
Concert Festival, March 13
On March 13, the Liberty County Concert Band performed at the
Florida Bandmasters Association District II Concert Festival. This is
the first year that the band has participated in FBA events for several
years. These events give the students and director the opportunity to
access their individual roles in the band as well as observing other
band's performances. The concert band is comprised of 21 students
from LCHS and Tolar ranging in age from 13 to 18. They performed ABOVE, left to r
well and were greeted with many compliments from area band Hanks. Justin rec
directors. The judges gave the band some advice for improvement solo. Marquis re
as well as many compliments for a job well done. solo. Alex receive

with translation, crowd control,
and other areas in the clinic.
If you have used eyeglasses
available for donation, please
contact a Lion, they will be put
to good use.

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Health Occupations Students of America headed to state finals
LCHS H.O.S.A. students are
Kelsey McDaniel, going to state competition! Hosa
Shalin Patel and members competed in Regional
Mandy Monahan. Finals held in November at
Chiefland. Regional winners
from LCHS are pictured from
left to right, Kelsey McDaniel,
Extemporaneous Writing-
First Place; Shalin Patel,
Extemporaneous Speaking-Third
Place, and Mandy Monahan,
Extemporaneous Speaking-
Second Place. These students
will travel to Orlando April
2-5 to compete in the Health
Occupations Students ofAmerica
State Finals. LCHS is very proud
to have these medical students
representing our school.

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Liberty County School
Board is proposing
changes to the
following policies:

6.541 AnnualNaca-
tion Leave
6.912 Terminal Pay

A public hearing on
this policy will be held
on April 14th at the
Liberty County Ad-
ministrative Offices,
Hwy. 12 South, Bristol,
FL 32321 at 5:05 pm.
Copies of the policies
are available at the
Superintendent's Of-



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Racers will be divided into age
groups. 1st
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All proceeds will go to the Dani
Project Graduation for Calhoun David
The event will be held at
the Masonic Lodge on 16th
Street in Blountstown on April
4 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is
located behind Willis Insurance
A $4 donation is required to
get a great meal. Let's make this
year a success for our graduating

Boston Butt i-

sale Apr. 10
The 2009 BHS Project
Graduation Committee is selling
Boston Butts just in time for your
Easter company!
Butts are $20 each and orders
are due by Tuesday, April 7.
Butts will be ready by 1 p.m. on
Friday, April 10.
Please call Sheree VanLierop
at 674-3037 to place your order!
Thanks to Glen Kimbrell for
cooking again! Thank you for
'supporting our students!


French Club News
untstown High School's
h club is raising money
p pay for their trip to the
vide French Competition
ear in Orlando by selling
)us barbecue ribs. Orders
e pre-paid by a check made
S or cash. A full rack of
$20. Pick-up is on April
between 12 noon and 2:00
in the corner of Highway
d 71 (This is the Saturday
e Easter! It would be a
:rful holiday meal!) You
11 Mrs. Dana Ayers at 674-
for additional information
o, Mrs. Dana Ayers and
bench Club members would
extend a special thanks
s. Jeannine Pitts (at right)
lping them to prepare for
French Competition. Mrs.
has been tutoring these
Its individually, critiquing
erfecting their French
age. She is originally
Tours, France and moved
ard, Florida in 1961 when
trried Clifford Pitts. They
also like to express their
ciation to Mrs. Sharon
one, Michael Leonard, Mr.

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Ms. Allison Meharg from
the University of Florida is
interning with Mr. Ron Mears

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teaching and instructing classes,
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Kids of Character
by Brittney Pate
Principal Ronnie Hand proudly
announcesAltha School's Kids
of Character for the month of
February: (front row) Zachary
Welch, Caleb Bailey, Sydney
Helms (second row) Calyn
Carter, Destiny Soto, Michaela
Markwalter, Nikki Richards
(back row) Breanna Terry, Coy
Cook, Devan Adkins, Sawyer
O'Bryan, and Blaire Hall. Not
pictured: Trayce King and
Collin Mears.

Cats' Cuisine
The Institute of Culinary Arts
invites the public to Cats' Cuisine
on Thursday, April 9. The menu
will consist of Fresh Fruit Salad,
Cuban Pork Chops, Cuban Style

Bread, Summer Squash, Black
Beans & Rice, Famous Caramel
Flan and a beverage. Seatings
will be at 11:40 a.m. and 12:30
p.m.. Reservations can be made
by calling the school. Please
reserve by Tuesday, April 7 price
for this event is $6.
Calendar of Events
Mar. 30 to Apr. 3 Spring
Monday, April 6-Varsity
Baseball vs Wewa, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7-School
Level Tropicana Public Speaking
Thursday, April 9-Varsity
Softball at BHS, 6 p.m.; Varsity
Baseball vs Malone, 6 p.m.
Friday, April 10-Chipola Math
Competition; Varsity Softball vs
Malone, 6 p.m.
April 10-11, Senior Trip


have been working in the balmy
green house every day. cultivating
and nurturing seedlings of every
sort. With fertilizer and lots of
care, the Ag department has
established a huge number of
thriving seedlings ready for
transplanting. As a result, a plant
sale has cropped up. There is a
variety ofplant seedlings available
anywhere from cantaloupe,
cabbage, carrots, onions, zinnias,
sunflowers, and many more. You
may purchase these plants from
the Ag department and this sale
will last until all the plants are
gone. Great things are developing
at Blountstown High so come
and be a part of this marvelous
plant sale.
2009 Prom information
The 2009 Junior-Senior Prom
"An Evening in the Orient" will
be held April 24. Orders are
now being taken for Prom 2009
souvenir picture frames, glasses
and key chains. The souvenir
package for all three items is $20.
The deadline to place your order
has been extended to Thursday,
April 9. You may order from
Mrs. Betts, Mrs. Futch, Mrs.
McGhee, Mrs. Vicki Bennett and
Mrs. Sullivan.

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Bay County boating accident

claims life of Tallahassee man

A boating accident late Saturday afternoon
off Shell Island in Bay County claimed the life
of a Tallahassee man.
Morris Hunter Miller, 55, died March 28
when his 21-foot boat was flipped by a wave
approximately 100 yards off Shell Island. A
passenger, Archie White, 43, also of Tallahassee,
made it to shore and went for help.
Neither man was wearing a life jacket.

owned a plumbing business in Tallahassee and
a part-time residence on Panama City Beach.
White was treated at Bay Medical Center in
Panama City and released early Sunday.
Bay County, and most of the Panhandle, had
been under severe weather conditions until a
short time before the accident.
The accident is under investigation by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation

by Bob Wattendorf and Marty Hale, Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Ever wonder where your
money goes when you plunk
it down for a fishing license?
A great way to illustrate your
dollars at work requires a trip
to Lake Panasoffkee in Central
Lake Panasoffkee, designated
an Outstanding Florida Water, is
a 4,460-acre Fish Management
Area in Sumter County, near
Interstate 75. But it took some
major efforts to help it maintain
that designation.
In the 1950s, it was one of
the state's best places to fish,
with 15 active fish camps. By
1998, however, 12 of those
camps had closed. Measures to
prevent flooding and maintain
water levels prevented the lake
from naturally cleansing itself.
Development in the watershed
and the spread of nonnative plants
had decimated the habitat and
with it the lake's ability to sustain
a fishery. But today Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) freshwater
fish biologists predict that Lake
Panasoffkee will be one of the
best bream-fishing sites in the
state during 2009.
How did this happen? It started
when you bought that fishing
The FWC contributed about
$2.3 million to the $28.3
million needed for the four-step
restoration program that started in
2003 and wrapped up in 2008.

News from The
Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation

The first step in the process
restored public access and re-
established a navigation channel
at Coleman Landing.
Next, dredging removed more
than 3 million cubic yards of
sediment to create 765 acres of
hard-bottom area suitable for
native vegetation and native fish
spawning, especially around
historic spawning sites near
Grassy and Shell points. The
effort also enhanced recreational
access, navigation and fish
After that, dredging another
4.9 million cubic yards of muck
from the east side of Panasoffkee
exposed 979 acres of healthy lake
Finally, to improve access
and reduce the reintroduction of
sediments and exotic plants into
the lake, 41 residential canals
were dredged.
Submerged aquatic vegetation
is critical to healthy Florida
lakes because it acts as a buffer
against shoreline erosion, reduces
sedimentation, cleanses the water

Men face costly fine for

undersized swordfish
That's some expensive fish. Taking three undersized swordfish may
end up costing four Broward County men $10,000. NOAA issued a
"notice of violation and assessment" to the owner, permit holder, boat
operator and fisherman of the fishing vessel "No Mercy."
The case was referred to NOAA by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC). In December, FWC Officer David
Weis stopped a commercial fishing boat in the Intracoastal Waterway
near Port Everglades.
Weis performed a marine fisheries inspection. Two men -- a captain
and a fisherman -- were on board at the time. The men had caught
six swordfish, three of which were under the legal length and weight
limits, Weiss reported. Federal regulations specify a minimum length
of 29 inches from cleithrum to caudal keel or 33 pounds dressed. If
in whole condition, the swordfish must be 47 inches long, lower jaw
fork length.
"We hope this case serves as deterrence," said FWC Lt. Dave
Bingham. "Taking undersized swordfish has costly consequences."
Four people are facing federal fisheries law violations.

and provides vital fish and wildlife
Recent electrofishing samples
have shown large numbers of
threadfin shad (excellent bass
and speckled perch forage) and
largemouth bass in the 1- to
3-pound range with very full
stomachs. Obviously, bass are
feeding heavily on the readily
available threadfin shad. Try
fishing with a floating Rat-L-Trap
or shallow-diving crankbait with
chartreuse in it (to match the
threadfin's yellow/green tail).
Jerkworms and spinnerbaits will
also produce schooling-size bass.
Local anglers are concluding
that this has been one of the
best years in the lake's history
for catching schooling-size
largemouth bass. Jim Veal Sr.,
owner of Pana Vista Lodge,
reported seeing more schooling
bass this year than in the past
50 years he has been associated
with the lake. FWC biologist
Bret Kolterman also observed
more bass this year than in the
previous 20 years he has been
sampling the lake. Kolterman
reported seeing more 3-5 pound
bass this year and expects that
Panasoffkee should be producing
more trophy bass in the near
future. Most bass collected
during electrofishing samples
were hanging off the shoreline in
slightly deeper water.
Electrofishing samples also
showed large numbers of smaller-
sized bluegill around eel grass
beds and near shore. Good
numbers of 9- to 10-inch bluegill
were also observed. Fishing with
crickets or grass shrimp around
eel grass beds should work well
for the available bream.
Anglers reported good catches
of large crappie this season, and
biologists have seen more crappie
in their sampling.
Two new fish camps have
opened, helping the local economy
and drawing in additional anglers
from around the country.
Florida's recreational
freshwater fisheries generate $2.4
billion in local economic impact
annually and support 23,500
jobs (2006 National Survey of
Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-
Related Recreation, conducted by
the U.S. Census Bureau).
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money for that fishing license, you
know it's money well-spent.

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Spring is when Florida's
alligators start getting active,
and the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) is urging Floridians and
visitors to be cautious when
having fun in and around water.
Alligators abound in all
67 counties and have shared
marshes, swamps, rivers and
lakes with people for centuries.
But, because more individuals are
seeking waterfront property and
water-related activities increase
during the warm months, people
should be alert when they are in
areas where alligators could be
State law prohibits the
harassing of alligators, and it is
against the law to feed them.
The FWC recommends


News from The
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Wildlife Conservation

supervising children closely
when they are playing in or
around water. There are other
precautionary measures people
should take to reduce potential
conflicts with alligators, and they
are available in the "Living with
Alligators" brochure at MyFWC.
The FWC annually receives

more than 16,000 alligator-related
complaints. The agency removes
about 8,500 alligators each year
when the reptiles present potential
danger to people or property.
According to the FWC, if you
encounter an alligator that poses
a threat to you, your pets or your
property, and the alligator is more
than 4 feet long, call the FWC's
toll-free NuisanceAlligator Hotline
at 866-FWC-GATOR (392-4286).
The telephone number is the
primary contact for all alligator
complaints and is available to
customers 24 hours a day.
Alligators are an important
part of Florida's heritage and play
a valuable role in the ecosystems
.where they live. For more
information on alligator behavior,
go to MyFWC.com/gators.

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water usage during the Jan, Feb, and Mar 2009 bill-
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The recreational harvest of gag
grouper in all Gulf of Mexico
waters off Florida reopens on
April 1 after a two-month closure.
This closure helps reduce the
harvest and rebuild the population
of gag grouper in the Gulf.
During the open season,
recreational anglers may keep 2
gag grouper within the 5-grouper
aggregate daily limit in all Gulf
waters off Florida except Monroe
County state waters.
There is a 2-fish limit on
gag and black grouper, either
individually or in combination,
within the 5-grouper aggregate
daily limit in all Atlantic Ocean

waters off Florida and in Monroe
County state waters.
The minimum size limit for
gag grouper in all Gulf waters off
Florida except Monroe County
state waters is 22 inches total

The minimum size limit for
gag grouper in all Atlantic Ocean
waters off Florida and in Monroe
County state waters is 24 inches
total length.

Horseshoe crab research

Biologists at the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute need
help from the public in identifying
horseshoe crabs spawning on
beaches throughout the .state.
The best time to find horseshoe
crabs spawning is around high
tide, right before or just after a

full or new moon. The next full
moon will occur on April 10.
Observant beachgoers can
report the time, date and location
of horseshoe-crab sightings at
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online survey; e-mail findings to
horseshoe@MyFWC.com; or call
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BLOUNTSTOWN Doris Jean Ebersole,
58, of Blountstown, passed away Thursday,
March 19, 2009 in Blountstown. She had lived
in Blountstown since 1995, moving here from
Ontario, Canada. She was a homemaker and
a member of RiverTown Community Church
where she was active in Children's Ministry and
Life Group. She was preceded in death by her
mother, Deliah Swartzentruber and a brother, Earl
Swartzentruber, Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Marlin Ebersole
of Blountstown; two sons, Kevin Ebersole and
his wife, Sarai of Blountstown and Nathan
Ebersole and his wife, Sharon of Blountstown;
two daughters, Sharon Hobbie and her husband,
Stewart of Blountstown and Lynnette Wise and
her husband, Richard of Blountstown; her father,
Earl Swartzentruber of Chambersburg, PA and her
stepmother, Mabel Swartzentruber of Lancaster,
PA; two brothers, Glenn Swartzentruber of Canton,
PA and Daniel Swartzentruber of Fayettville,
PA; a sister, Judy Hess of Canton, PA, and five
grandchildren, Donavan, Victoria, Caleb, Corrie,
and Becca.
Services were held Saturday, March 21, at
Nettle Ridge Cemetery with Reverend Paul Smith
officiating.A memorial service was held Saturday,
March 28 at RiverTown Community Church. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
RiverTown Community Church, 19359 State
Road 71, Blountstown, Florida 32424 or Covenant
Hospice, 4440 Lafayette St #C, Marianna, FL
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

Whittington, 74, of Crawfordville passed away
Saturday, March 28, 2009 in Tallahassee. She
was a retired legal secretary and was a member of
First Baptist Church of Wakulla Station. She was
preceded in death by a brother, Gene Welles.
Survivors include her husband, George
Whittington of Crawfordville; two sons, Dave
Howard and Kerry Howard of Dayton, Ohio;
a daughter, Tony Baker of Indiana; three step-
daughters, Diane Dunn of Tallahassee, Brenda
Rowan of Tallahassee, and Tammy Bryant of
Augusta, Georgia; four brothers, Shannon Wells,
Don Wells, Arley Wells, and Dick Wells all of Ohio;
one sister, Judy Baker of Ohio; many grandchildren
and many great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in
charge of the arrangements.

BRISTOL Roslyn Annabelle Higbee, 74,
passed away Monday, March 23, 2009 in Bristol.
She was a native of Cairo, GA, had lived for many
years in California and moved back to Bristol in
1987. She graduated from Liberty County High
School with the Class of '52. After returning to
Bristol, she worked at the Liberty Intermediate
Care Facility. She was also a member of the First
Baptist Church in Bristol.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Revell and
his wife, Angela and Ricky Revell and his wife,
Jeanine, all of Bristol; two daughters, Gaye Revell
and her fiancee, Chris Dahl of Bristol and LeAnne
Harrell and her husband, Dennis of Trona, CA; a
sister, Hazel Lewen and a brother, Ebbie Verlon
Snipes, both of Desert Hot Springs, CA; eight
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held at a later
Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of
the arrangements.

BRISTOL Rufus Lee "R.D." Dudley, 48 of
Bristol, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2009 in
Cypress. He was born March 26, 1961 in Jackson
County to the late Gracia Roulhac Dudley and
John D. Dudley. He attended the public schools of
Jackson County. He was employed as a grader for
the Louisiana Pacific
and Spanish Trail
Lumber Companies
in Cypress for over 25
years. He was joined
in holy matrimony to
Karen D. Solomon
Dudley on October
2, 1987 in Bristol and
they were parents of :. t
two children.
Survivors include
his wife, Karen i,
Solomon Dudley of
Bristol; two children, Karina J. Dudley and
LaBarron Smith, both of Bristol; a goddaughter,
A'Qeyla Engram of Bristol; two nieces he raised,
Shanice Billington and Crishundra Thurman both
of Bristol; three sisters Linda Dudley and Gloria
Mills, both of Grand Ridge, and Cleastree Dudley
of Sneads; two brothers, Elder Andrew Dudley and
his wife, Barbara and Isaiah Dudley, all of Grand
Ridge;.four uncles: Rev. Raymond Dudley and
his wife, Penny of Grand Ridge, Rufus Solomon
and his wife, Alice, Louie Beckwith and his wife,
Patricia, all of Bristol, and Horace Beckwith, Jr. and
his wife, Varesta of Blountstown; three aunts Annie
Mae Dudley of Blountstown, Pastor Rosetta Baker
and Betty Beckwith both of Bristol; a stepmother-
in-law Shelia W. Solomon of Bristol; five brothers-
in-law, Willie E. Solomon and his wife, Roseanna
of Columbus, GA, Jerry Solomon and his wife,
Esther ofBloomfield, CT, Gary Solomon and his
wife, Stephanie of Havana, John Solomon and
his wife, Myra of Midland, GA, Kalvin Solomon,
Atlanta, GA; four sisters-in-law: Sylvia Williams
of Essex Jct., VT, Wanda Douglas and her husband,
Fitzroy of West Palm Beach, Kimberly Solomon
of Bristol and Josa Long of Springfield, MA and
a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, classmates,
co-workers and friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 4
at 11:30 a.m. (ET) at St. Mary M.B. Church in
Blountstown, with the Rev. Dr. C.L. Wilson,
officiating. Interment will follow in the Bristol
Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, April 3 from
6 to 8 p.m. (ET) at the Madry Memorial Funeral
Chapel located Highway 90 East at George Madry
Ct. in Quincy.
His uncle, Raymond Dudley, will give the
eulogy. Mandry Memorial Funeral Chapel is in
charge of arrangements.

WHITTLE LANE James Clifford Whittle,
98, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2009 at his
home on Whittle Lane in Liberty County. He
was born on Nov. 30, 1910 at Whittle Lane and
was a lifetime resident there. He was a former
county commissioner and school board member
of Liberty County and was retired from the State
Road Department of the State of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his wife of seventy
years, Tina Chester Whittle.
Survivors include three daughters, Sandra W.
Sawyer and her husband, Buzz of Whittle Lane,
Ruby W. Crawford of Greensboro and Mary Monk
of Tallahassee; one son, Robert Whittle and his wife
Ann, of Port St. Joe; eight grandchildren and seven
Services were held Tuesday March 31 at Charles
McClellan Funeral Home. Interment followed at
J.C. Whittle Cemetery at Hawkins Lane in Liberty
Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was
in charge of arrangements.


BRISTOL Johnny Jay Barton, 91, of Bristol. passed away
Wednesday, March 25. 2009 in Blountstown. He was a native and
lifelong resident of Liberty County and was retired from the Liberty
County Road Department as a road grader. He was a veteran of World
War II. serving in the US Army and was a member of the American
Survivors include his son. Johnny Barton Jr. of Bristol; a daughter,
Barbara Brunson of Quincy; a step-brother, Leonard Bates of
Auburndale and four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and
one great-great grandchild.
Services were held Saturday, March 28 from the Sanders Cemetery
in Hosford with full military honors.
Adams Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the

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More Floridians ready to

grow their own groceries
GAINESVILLE --- Today's says that demand has nearly
economically spurred resurgence doubled over the past year.
of the home vegetable grower "Hydroponics involves '"
can't entirely be dubbed a "return mechanics and plumbing, and A. .. .-
to the earth." Many burgeoning it's not going to be right for 1 .

farmers aren't
breaking soil,
they're using
are a lot of
new people
in growing,
and many
of them are
realizing that
just makes a lot
more sense,"
said Bob

Hydroponic techniques
are used to grow plants
in structures that supply
water and nutrients
without soil. These
structures allow plants
to be grown in greater
density and with better
control of variables such
as pests, the overuse of
fertilizer and exposure to
foodborne pathogens
like salmonella.

Hochmuth, a multicounty agent
with the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences. "It's one of the most
reliable ways to grow crops. And,
for people that don't have a lot
of land, which I think is a lot of
these new growers, it's a more
cost-effective investment."
In fact, interest has been so
high that IFAS' first multiple-day
course on hydroponic techniques
this week, offered at the North
Florida Research and Education
Center in Live Oak, Fla., became
overbooked to the extent that a
second course was added at the
last minute.
In total, the courses have
drawn more than 70 attendees-not
just from Florida, but also from
Alabama, Ohio, New York and
"Across the country, there's
been more and more interest in
locally grown products. Now,
these economic conditions are
coming in into the mix and
making people think long and hard
about the best way to do it," said
Tim Carpenter, owner of Verti-
Gro Inc. in Summerfield, Fla.
Carpenter is one of the suppliers
of hydroponic equipment who

everyone," he
said. "But
for a good
percentage, it's
just going to be
a very practical
Simply put,
are used to
grow plants in
structures that
supply water
and nutrients
without soil.

These structures allow
plants to be grown in greater
density and with better control
of variables such as pests, the
overuse of fertilizer and exposure
to foodborne pathogens like
Additionally, hydroponic
techniques usually involve
growing the crops inside
greenhouses or in tight clusters.
These methods mean protection
against bad weather and a year-
round growing season-big boons
to growers interested in using
their crops for supplemental
"Hydroponics isn't easy, and
it's not something that just comes
to you," said Belinda Cheney,
who uses hydroponics to grow
vegetables and ornamental flowers
on her small farm in O'Brien, Fla.,
as a way of supplementing her
family's income while remaining
home with her children.
"I think this would be pretty
inaccessible to a lot of people if it
weren't for help and information
from UF extension agents," she
Formore information onhydroponics,
please visit: http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.

Crop reporting deadline April 15
The deadline to report fall and cotton acre reporting deadline is
spring seeded crops, wheat, oats April 30. Actual planted acres of
and annual rye grass is April 15. cotton are to be reported by June
Spring and fall vegetables should 30, and an assessment fee is to be
be reported 15 days after planting. paid to the FSA Office by July 31 to
The final date to report other crops, avoid the 20% late penalty fee.
peanuts, cotton, corn, soybeans, For further information, please
fruits, grass for hay, seed or grazing contact the Calhoun-Franklin-Gulf-
must be reported by June 30. andLiberty CountyFSA Office at 17413
Cotton growers are required NW Leonard Street, Blountstown, or
to participate in the Boll Weevil call 850-674-8388 or 800-243-9912
Eradication Program. The intended Ext. 6.


Plant azaleas where they can grow into their natural shape without having to prune them.

Prune azaleas immediately

after they begin to flower

by Theresa Friday, Horticulture
Extension Agent, Santa Rosa County
Azaleas are spring show-
offs. No other landscape shrub
can beat evergreen azaleas for
flower power when they are
in full bloom. Unfortunately,
many azaleas never display their
true beauty because they are
improperly pruned.
For the most part, evergreen
azaleas are naturally well behaved.
If they are carefully selected,
carefully sited, carefully planted,
and properly tended, there is

by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County

usually little need to prune them. if a smaller-growing variety
Nothing is more beautiful than an had been selected initially and
azalea that has been allowed to positioned properly when planted.
grow and bloom naturally. It is possible, however, to keep
Nevertheless, there are some ambitious plants in bounds by
situations in which pruning can regular judicious pruning.
be useful, enough to justify a look When necessary to control its
at the subject. size, you should begin to manage
Why prune? First, to remove your azaleas when they reach the
dead wood. Branches may be maximum desirable size. Identify
killed by cold, disease or many the tallest or widest shoots or
other reasons. Prune out the dead branches on the overgrown shrub.
wood back to sound wood, i.e., Use your hand pruners to shorten
where a nick with the fingernail these branches. Instead ofmaking
reveals a layer of green cambium a cut at the edge of the shrub,
under the outer bark. prune the branch down within
Another reason for pruning the shrub. When the shortened
evergreen azaleas is to scale branch sprouts, the new growth
back an overgrown shrub that is will be inside the shrub creating a
beginning to cover a window or thicker, fuller plant. And the new
crowd a walkway. Remember, growth will not immediately stick
pruning would not be necessary out above the rest of the shrub

Gardening Friends of the Big

Bend to meet Tues., April 14
Gardening Friends of the Big Bend will meet at the North Florida
Research and Education Center near Quincy at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday,
April 14. The purpose of this group is to promote gardening and
gardening research by supporting and assisting the faculty and staff
of NFREC, an arm of the University of Florida's Institute for Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
Richard May of May Nursery in Havana will be the speaker.
His topic will be "A Garden for All Seasons". He will be giving
suggestions for year around interest in our gardens. The business
meeting will focus upon the group's next workshop on April 18, on
bulbs for the southern garden.
For more information, contact Jill Williams at 850-663-2280 or
Ganr Knox at 850-875-7162.

- something that commonly
happens if pruning cuts are made
just back to the edge of the shrub
or when azaleas are sheared.
Keep cutting back the tallest and
widest shoots until the shrub is
the desired size.
Unless you are trying to create
a formal clipped hedge, avoid
shearing azaleas with hedge
clippers because this destroys
their attractive natural shape.
It is better to use hand pruners
to remove or shorten selected
branches to achieve the desired
shape and size.
Because most evergreen
azaleas start setting flower buds
in mid-summer, proper timing
of pruning is critical to ensure
blooms the following year.
In general, you will want to
prune azaleas immediately after
flowering. You may continue
to prune occasionally as needed
into the early summer, up until
late June, early July at the very
latest. After that, chances increase
that you will remove flower buds
when you prune.
Many gardeners now have
Encore azaleas which bloom
more than once a year. Most
Encores and other multiseason
types require very little pruning
to retain good form and maintain
the desired size. If you think
your azaleas need pruning, do
so immediately after the spring
And if you have an azalea
hedge that has been sheared
for years, you may want to
consider restoring the shrubs to
their natural beauty. This can
be done using a rejuvenation
technique. For more information
on rejuvenating shrubs, contact
your local Extension Office
or review an online UF/IFAS
publication at http://edis.ifas.ufl.
For additional information, go
to: http://santarosa. ifas. ufl. edu.





Little Tykes toy box, solid wood,
blue and green color, measures
17x26x17, excellent condition,
$25; Crib mattress pad, never
used, waterproof, $10; Disney
Princess potty seat w/handles,
sits on regular toilet, like new, $10.
Call 643-3370. 4-1,4-8
DJ speakers, two 15", two 12's,
two 10's, DJ mixer, microphone,
DJ CD player and strobe light.
Call 643-2925. 4-1,4-8

Computer desk with hutch, $60;
chest of drawers, $50. Call 643-
5516, leave message. 4-1,4-8
Cannon EOS Rebel 2000 film
camera with strap and carry case,
built-in flash and 35-80 mm zoom
lens, in good condition and work-
ing order, $75. Call 443-2422 in
Bristol. 4-1,4-8

Ron-20 T.V. antenna tower, 10
foot sections, $100 per section.
Call 447-0011 or 643-2715. 4-1,4-8

Baseball cards, older cards in
new condition, $1 each or 20 for
$15. Call 379-3298. 4-1,4-8

Fancy pink radio, $20; 6 ceramic
fairies, $20; ceramic basket, $40;
misc. baskets, $6 & up; assorted
vases, $3; lamp, $140; plant hold-
er with five slots, $20; treadmill,
$450; Faberware 'Brandy Wine'
cup & saucer, $12. Call 674-
4-1, 4-8

Round dining table w/five chairs
and extension leaf. Call 445-6575,
$75. 4-1,4-8

Standard microwave silver and
black, $30; two end tables $10
for both; toddler/baby support for
sitting $5. Call 674-4290 if inter-
ested. 4-1,4-8

Girls Land of Nod crib bedding,
includes crib sheet, bumper, bed
skirt, quilt, changing pad cover,
diaper stacker and curtain, $20.
Call 379-3386. 4-1,4-8

New Pack and Play with bassi-
net attachment, changing station
attachment, and storage stacker
attachment, Winnie the Pooh
theme, $50; Fisher Price Ocean
Sounds, two-way swing in excel-
lent condition, $25; Winnie the
Pooh Bouncer, $10; lots of infant
boy clothes, sizes 0-9 month, will
sell all or separate, too many to
name. Call 447-4204. 4-1,4-8

Walker, bought new, hardly used.
Call 674-8517. 4-1,4-8

Free: wheelchair, good condition.
Call 674-8517. 4-1,4-8

Pfaff Sewing Machine, Heavy
duty commercial machine with
walking foot and table. Great con-
dition. $600. Call 762-2802.
3-25. 4-1
Large blue sofa recliner, asking

$30. Call 674-4290. 3-25.4-1

Large upright freezer, six months
old, only used 3 months, paid $799
asking $600. Call 674-7189.
3-25, 4-1
Hospital bed, fully adjustable, with
mattress, $500. Call 674-8665 or
557-9558. 3-25, 4-1

Couch with chair and ottoman,
south western design, $100. Call
379-8611. 3-25,4-1

8,000 BTU window unit, hardly
used, practically new, $100. Call
762-3485. 3-25,4-1

Electric treadmill, $100 OBO.
Call 762-4678. 3-25, 4-1

Girls twin bed, white metal head
and footboard, $75; baby crib,
honey oak color, no mattress, $60.
Call 643-1591. 3-25,4-1

7-piece bedroom suite, shelf-
type headboard with mirror, queen
size frame, mirror-shelf type
dresser, chest of drawers, inner
springs and mattress, $500. Call
674-7189. 3-25, 4-1

Eight little ceramic Lepre-
chauns, $25 for set; assorted .col-
lectables, make offer. Call 674-
3264. 3-25,4-1

Phillips/Magnavox 40" big
screen TV, stand alone, $300.
Call 674-3980. 3-25, 4-1

Multi-colored couch and 'love
seat, $150 for both or can pur-
chase separate; JVC 56" TV, $20.
Call 762-1914. 3-25,4-1

15 foot round swimming pool,
52 inches deep, $1,200. Call 379-
8410. 3-25, 4-1

Exercise equipment; babycradle;
a new set of dishes, flatware and
glasses, never used. Call 643-
5751 or 643-5268 after 5 p.m.
3-25, 4-1


Prom dress, size 4, red, ankle
length with sequins and spaghetti
straps. $150. Call Kelly at 643-
6202. 3-25,4-1

Prom dress, new, never been
worn, still has tags, size 7/8, cor-
al colored, halter top style, some
beading, train. Paid $180, asking
$75. Call 643-8815 leave mes-
sage. UFN


1998 Buick LeSabre, A/C, power
steering, power windows, cruise,
power locks, tilt wheel, AM/FM
cassette stereo, leather seats, low
miles, V-6 engine, auto. transmis-
sion, excellent condition $3,000.
Call 379-3800. 4-1.4-8
1976 Chevy Nova race car, small



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

^^Si- ai MB-aiiH^- J

block V8, auto transmission w/
shift kit, 411 Posi rear end, weld
wheels, 10 1/2 racing slicks, by
Mikey Thompson, ready to race,
$4,000 OBO. Call 227-4881.

1995 Mercedes Benz C2-20, dark
green, $4,200; 2001 Toyota Echo,
2-door, 5 speed manual transmis-
sion, $3,200. Both cars in excel-
lent condition. Call 762-3615 or
850-832-6860. 4-1,4-8

1991 Ford Taurus, 4-door, $750.
Call 674-8744. 3-25, 4-1

2000 Lincoln Town Car, low
miles, excellent shape, $8,500
OBO, cash only. Call 762-8459 or
272-1126. 3-25, 4-1


2003 KIA Sedona LX, 3 row seat-
ing, tinted windows, electric locks,
cruise, no accidents, 81,000 miles,
$6,900. Call 643-1428. 4-1,4-8

1999 Jeep Wrangler, 4 cyl.,
5-speed, red paint with black in-
terior and soft top, 86,000 miles,
excellent condition, $7,500. Call
447-0951. 3-25,4-1

1997 Ford Explorer Sport, in
Hosford, with 51,000 miles. Me-
chanically excellent condition,
everything works, A/C, power win-
dows, some front body damage,
$2,000 OBO. Call 209-4859.
S 3-25,4-1

1995 Ford Aerostar Van, Solid
van but needs some work. $1,000
Call 762-2802. 3-25, 4-1

1999 Chevy 1500, long wheel
base, low miles, tool box, treated
bed liner, make fair offer. Call
674-5950, leave message or call
814-5309. 3-25,4-1

1986 Toyota Tercel 4WD, has
blown head gasket, good for other
parts, $175. Call 674-8437.
3-25, 4-1

2001 F150 extended cab, good
condition, clean, 85,000 miles,
$8,500 negotiable/OBO. Call 508-
9747. 3-25,4-1


Sony CD/AM/FM radio system
for automobile, $50. Call 447-
4730. 4-1,4-8

18" Mazzi wheels, chrome finish,
universal $400. Call 447-0011 or
643-2715. 4-1,48

Pair Motorcross boots, size 10,
$50 OBO. Call 379-3966. 4-1.4-8

16" tires, like new on rims, $40.
Call 379-3966. 4-1,4-8



Week of Mar 29 to Apr 4

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Romance is looking good for the
single Aries; be on the lookout
for a sexy Scorpio. Partnerships
strengthen for Aries folks who
are already in relationships.
TAURUS -Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, don't ignore new op-
portunities. No matter how small
or insignificant they may seem,
there could be a diamond in the
rough waiting for you.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Although flirting may give a
boost to your ego, it may
not be too helpful for your
reputation -- especially in the
workplace, Gemini. Keep it
professional at all times.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul22
Work hard and get chores out of
the way early in the week,
Cancer. Then you'll have extra
time later on for more pleasurable
activities. A new understanding
of your goals takes place.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
Got a case of the blues, Leo?
All you probably need is a break
from routine. Let your spontane-
ous side take over, and do some-
thing out of the ordinary. Enlist
some friends for company.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Subtlety is your key to success
this week, Virgo. Stay cool,
and you'll get what you
want. Trust your own
judgment when it comes to
making important decisions.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
While good financial news may
lighten a heavy burden, it is wise
to keep spending to a minimum,
Libra. Is there a bill you're for-
getting? Better check your files.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Too much to do and not enough
time to do it? Give yourself a
break and seek some help. You
love control, Scorpio, but what
good is it if it makes you nuts?
Extra effort will be needed to
make an important project run
smoothly. You'll probably ha'e
to give up socializing time, but it
will be well worth it in the end.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Traveling this week, Capricorn?
If so, double-check all necessary
documents or something
could be left out. Show your
appreciation to someone
who has supported you.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, your talents will be put
to the test, and you'll pass with
flying colors. Not only will you
impress others, you'll impress
yourself in the process.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, using guilt to get others
to do things for you is not
the best course of action.
Perhaps you should come up
with a better approach.
Elle Macpherson, Model (45)
Celine Dion. Singer (41)
Christopher Walken, Actor (66)
Debbie Reynolds, Actress (77)
Linda Hunt. Actress (64)
Alec Baldwin. Actor (51)
Robert Downey. Jr.. Actor (44)



2002 Yamaha Warrior 350
4-wheeler, runs good, looks good,
$1,800. Call 674-3589. 4-1,4-8

2002 Suzuki Katana 600, $3,200.
Call 447-0011 or 643-2715. 4-1,4-8


LOST: white cat, female, spayed,
weighs about 8 Ibs., lost in the
area of Trailer City in Blountstown,
last seen March 4. She is 6 years
old, a great family cat, will only eat
Cat Chow. Please call 643-6260 if
found. 3-25,4-1

FOUND: two dogs, one tan hound
with black muzzle, looks young;
one short dog w/curly tail, tan w/
white chest, looks young. Found
on Revell Farm Rd. in Bristol, both
real friendly. Call 643-9840.
3-25, 4-1


Lot for sale in Telogia, priced to
sell. Call 850-668-2711. 3-25,4-1

1.4 acres, located on Hwy. 65 N,
highway frontage. Call 643-7326.
thru 4-15

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



250 gallon Propane tank, older
model, $75 OBO. Call 674-1024
or 294-6002. UFN

16' x 6 1/2' landscape trailer, 2
metal baskets, weed-eater rack,
heavy duty tongue, reconstructed
gate, gate is spring assist, $1,500.
Call 643-6589. 4-1,4-8

Kubota tractor, very low hours,
Mod 6, L210, w/bush hog, finish
mower, roto-tiller and cultivator,
$5,200 OBO. Call 674-8875. 4-1,4-8

Craftsman 3x5 garden cart on
wheels, $40; garden tiller, needs
crank rope, $70. Call 663-9838 or
643-8526. 4-1,4-8

Capper propane tank, small size,
$15. Call 663-9838 or 643-8526.

Poland riding lawn mower, with
mulch kit and leaf catcher, 46"
deck, not quite 1 year old, runs
good, $700. Call 379-3081.
3-25 4-1
Zero radius walk behind mower,
S350. Call 674-8437. 3-25.4-1

1135 Massey Ferguson
tractor, with disc, good sl
$8,500 cash only; D2 Build
with root rake, 6-way blade
hours, $9,000. Call 762-84!
272-1126. 3


18' Bass Tracker Pontoon
with canopy, 40 HP Mariner,
good, $3,000. Call 850
8206. 4

16ft. deep V welded alum
boat with 25 hp. Yamaha c
console, GPS & fishfinder,
roof, 43 Ib. trolling motor, $2
Call 850-544-0402. 4

1986 18' Skeeter Bass
needs a little work, $2,500 I
Call 379-3068. 3

15 ft Surbass boat, has
steering with older 40HP Evil
motor. Good project boat.
Call 762-2802. 3


1986 Coleman pop-up top c
er, queen and full size beds,
er canvas and tires, A/C, $:
OBO. Call 643-5839. a


Grown Pitt Bulldogs, male
female, registered, good hog
dogs. Call 237-8141 for deta

American Bulldog puppi<
weeks old, first shots and wol
$100 OBO. Call 762-2162.

Free to a good home, female
puppy, reddish/brown, black muz-
zle, very friendly, good with other
dogs. Call 643-9840. 4-1,4-8

Chihuahua puppies, 3 males and
2 females, $50 to $75. Call 643-
8835. 3-25, 4-1

One female Great Dane, 16
weeks old; four Blue Pit puppies,
10 weeks old, two female and two
male. Call 850-718-6580. 3-25,4-1

Free 7 Lab mix puppies, 5 male
and 2 female, 7 weeks old. Call
643-2181 or 643-8754, leave mes-
sage. 3-25, 4-1

Free 6 Brindle Pit/Rottweiler mix
puppies, 9 weeks-old, 3-male and
3-female. Call 850-625-0383.
3-25; 4-1

-25,4-1 Blue nose Pit bull puppies, 6 The
weeks old, $100 each. Call 379-
stick 3081. 3-25,4-1 Calhoun
rude y
$500 Liberty
-25, 4-1 Journal

Free: busted cement slab, you Call 643-3333
move. Call 379-8973. 3-25,4-1
2,500 WANTED
-25, 4-1 BRISTOL

,S Astro Van or same type and inex- FOR SALE BY
pensive 22 rifle. Call 674-1652.
4-1, 4-8 OWNER
Sand Carpet, like new, reasonably 1 bedroom block house
catch priced. Call 674-3264. 4-1,4-8 within walking distance
ails. of traffic light in Bris-
4-,4-8 Car dolly, reasonably priced. Call tol. New metal roof with
762-9762. 3-25, 4-1 Styrofoam underlay, new

Someone to clear land, trade ser-
vices for lumber. Call 379-8973.
3-25, 4-1

See CLASSIFIEDS continued on page 27


Liquidation Sale

Everything must go!

*Restaurant Ice Box -Whiskey Decanters
*Pottery, Plates -Wood Stoves
*Coca-cola Paraphernalia -Tools
-Glass *Paintings
-Old & New Furniture -Cookie & Cracker Jars
-Carnival Glass *Black Wash Pots
8 ft x 30 ft Conference Table made of Black Walnut

Items too numerous to list!

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or 209-2567
3-25 & 4-1


BLOUNTSTOWN Jerry Wilson Mazerac, 61,
ofBlountstown passed away Friday, March 27, 2009
in Panama City. He was born on April 17. 1947 in
Calhoun County and had lived there all of his life.
He was a carpenter and a veteran of the Vietnam
conflict, serving in the United States Air Force. He
was a member of the American Legion Post #272 in
Blountstown and a member of Williams Memorial
United Methodist Church in Scotts Ferry.
Survivors include his wife Deborah Mazerac
of Blountstown; his mother, Juanita Mazerac of
Clarksville; two sons, Frank Mazerac of Dodge City,
KS and Jeff Mazerac of Bristol; three daughters,
Michelle Harris of Blountstown, Alison Slonga
of Blountstown and Crystal Gibson of Marianna;
one brother, Larry Mazerac of Bristol; two sisters,
Cathy Mazerac of Clarksville and Susan McCoy of
Tallahassee; a mother and father-in-law, Almira and
Andrew Sarich ofAltha and six grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, March 30 at Travelers
Rest Freewill Baptist Church in Clarksville with
Reverend Shaun Williams and Reverend Paul Joyner
officiating. Interment followed in the Travelers Rest
Cemetery in Clarksville. The family requests in lieu
of flowers, contributions be made to the Department
of Development, National Correspondence Office,
Mayo Clinic, P. 0. Box 450, Albert Lea, MN 56007-
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of arrangements.

BRISTOL- William Grover Bristol. 88, passed
away Friday, March 27. 2009 in Blountstown. A
native of Madison. WI, he and his family moved
permanently to Tallahassee in 1962, after earlier
living in Calhoun County in the 1950s. He received
his degree in civil engineering from Clemson
University, where he also played football. After
graduation, he received his commission as 1st
Lieutenant in the United States Army. and served
with distinction in both World War II and the Korean
War. Following his service he began a career in the
construction industry, before finally retiring from
the Florida Department of Transportation. He was
also a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.
He was preceded in death in 2007 by his wife,
Survivors include two sons, Clifford S. Bristol
and his wife, Lisa Jo of Bristol and William
R. Bristol and his wife Lisa of Tallahassee; a
niece, Glynda Renneker of Tallahassee; and four
grandchildren, Natalie, Anna Jo, Will and Matt.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, .March
31, at Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee. Memorial
contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal
Church, 211 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL
Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee was in
charge of the arrangements.


BLOUNTSTOWN Jo Sumner, 90, passed away
Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Blountstown. She
was born on March 17, 1919 in Gulf County and
had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life.
She was a homemaker and a member of Williams
Memorial United Methodist Church in Scotts
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Harold Sumner and a sister, Louise Staley.
Survivors include a niece, Barbara Parsons of
Conway, SC; four cousins, Gail Barton and her

Greensboro. A second Gadsden
County Sheriff's Office patrol
car joined the pursuit, which
went through Greensboro,
turned onto Sycamore Road and
headed westbound into Liberty
County and raced out of sight.
The Liberty County Sheriff's
Department was notified of the
chase at 11 p.m. and joined
the search, along with tracking
teams from Liberty and Calhoun
Correctional Institutions
and the Blountstown Police
The wrecked Pontiac was
discovered abandoned on a
dirt road near the Sweetwater
Community after the driver had
hit an embankment and struck
two trees.
A 16-year-old was arrested
when a dog tracking team caught
up with him after he was spotted
around China Dawson Road. LCI
Sgt. Corey Fletcher stayed on the
trail, which led to a trailer on Ted
Black Road. "We tracked him
up to his doorstep," said Major
Rodney Smith of the Blountstown
Police Department.
The teenager admitted to taking
part in the robbery but denied
driving the Pontiac, according
to a report from the Gadsden

husband Robert, Dorothy Ward and her husband
Gary, Glenda Vickery and her husband, Rocky, all
of Blountstown and Jimmy McClellan and his wife
Linda of Oak Grove.
Services were held Saturday, March 28 at
Williams Memorial United Methodist Church
in Scotts Ferry with Reverend John Creamer
officiating. Interment followed in the Williams
Memorial Cemetery in Scotts Ferry.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in
charge of the arrangements.

County Sheriff's Office. He was
taken to the Liberty County Jail
and later released into the custody
of the Gadsden County Sheriff's
The other two suspects got
away that night. "We tracked
them for another half mile onto
Donar Circle before losing them
in a large group of people," said
Smith. He said the next day, the
second male juvenile, who is 17,
and his girlfriend, Harrigill, went
to the Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office and turned themselves in.
Charges are pending against
Harrigill. The other two are being
held at juvenile detention center
in Tallahassee. Both have prior
records and the court will be
petitioned to adjudicate them as
adults, Corder said.

"I was very proud of the help
we got from Liberty County,
along with the corrections teams,
the FHP, the Blountstown Police
Dept. and the Calhoun Sheriff's
Office they came out in full
force," said Major Shawn Wood
of the Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office. The chase "was one of
those things that really came

together," he said.
He noted that family members
were instrumental in locating the
two remaining suspects.
He said he spoke with Major
Rodney Smith, who took part
in the chase and, along with
LCI Sgt. Corey Fletcher, who
recently returned from the
National Manhunt Competition
in Arkansas with a first place and
a third place award. "I told him,
'Man, you can put all the trophies
on the wall you want, but when
you do this, this is what it's all
Wood added that his agency
was making an effort to clear up
a backlog of cases and "We're
working real hard in Gadsden
County to clean it up." He said
he hoped last week's effort would
let people know, "We're willing
to run you all the way to Bristol
if we have to."
During the chase, a Gadsden
County Sheriff's Office patrol car
crashed after swerving to avoid
something in the road, according
to Lt. Jim Corder. The vehicle ran
off the road and sustained front
end damage. The deputy had a
wrist injury and was treated in the
emergency room at Tallahassee
Memorial Medical Center.


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female offenders, is currently seeking a full time

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*Must have a Florida Nursing License.

Interested applicants should call Linda Ellis or
Betty Hightower at (850) 722-6117 or fax
resume to (850)722-9559.

Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a Public Auction April 15, 2009 at
5:30 p.m. (ET)
2000 Tan 4 Door Ford Taurus
Vin #-1FAFP5323YA235732
Our auction will be held at Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road off Hwy. 20
East, one half mile on left, you will see
our sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
Calhoun Liberty Journal 4-1-09
If you need any more information on
the above vehicle call and ask for Dale
at (850) 643-2522 or (850) 228-9555.

Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will
hold a Public Auction April 16, 2009 at
5:30 p.m. (ET)
1988 Blue F150 Ford Pickup 4x4
Vin #-1 FTEF14Y7JNB59550
Our auction wil) be held at Bristol 66
Storage on Hoecake Road off Hwy. 20
East, one half mile on left, you will see
our-sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves
the right to reject any and all bids.
Calhoun Liberty Journal 4-1-09
If you need any more information on
the above vehicle call and ask for Dale
at (850) 643-2522 or (850) 228-9555.



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for $18, along with your name and

mailing address, to: The Calhoun-Liberty

Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321.


Wanted continued:
18' Pontoon boat, good condi-
tion. Call 379-3423. 3-25.4-1
Female Pygmy goat, any age.
Call 762-3667. 3-25.4-1
Male Poodle, 7 Ibs. or under, pre-
fer a grown dog. Call 762-8566.
3-25, 4-1

Set of bunk beds, reasonably
priced. Call 762-8566. 3-25, 4-1

Push style lawn mower, reason-
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3-25. 4-1

Toy chest, reasonably priced.
Call 762-1914. 3-25,4-1

Electric stove and refrigerator;
someone to put coating on roof;
2x4s and 2x6s reasonable. Call
674-3264. 3-25.4-1

Rug for a living room; a house
trailer. Call 674-3264. 3-25,4-1

Pull behind golf buggy that holds
golf bags. Call 643-2568. 3-25,4-1

Junk cars and trucks, any con-
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1989 18' Bass Tracker Pontoon
WA KTERCRAFT boat w/canopy and 40HP Mariner
&SUPPLIES motor, runs good, $3,000. Call
& 643-8206. 4-1.4-8

14 Ft. Fiberglass Jon Boat,
15HP Evinrude motor and trailer
w/new carpet, ready to take fish-
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Bristol. 4-1,4-8

Older fiberglass boat, needs in-
side cosmetic work, new trailer,
$900 OBO. Call 850-443-5407.

5x5 410GA shotgun, double trig-
ger, in excellent condition, walnut
stock and forearm checkered;
$425; Browning Buck Mark 22 LR
cal., 9 7/8 inch Bull barrel, serrat-
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rifle, 7.62-39 cal., 4 mags (5-20/2-
30s), scope, sling, recoil pad,
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Call Linda Haines 643-2491
14632 NW SR 20 Bristol

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Call Chris Nissley
674-8081 or
643-8561 (Cell)

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cated at 10749 NW Robins Street
in Bristol. Lots of items: children's
clothes, furniture, DVDs, CDs,
something for everyone.

Saturday, April 4 from 7 a.m. to
12 noon, located at the corner of
Silas Whitfield Rd. and Hwy. 275
in Altha. Large variety of items,
cancel if rain.

Church yard & bake sale: Satur-
day, April 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
located at 16970 NW 22nd street
in Blountstown at Oak Terrace
Church building. New and used
items, rain or shine. There will
also be a car wash for donations.
100% of the proceeds go to sup-
port. the Orphans and Christian
Evangelists in India. For more in-
formation call 762-2528.

Saturday, April 4 beginning at 8
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please. Cancel if rain. Call 643-
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April 4 starting at 8 a.m. until 4
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April 4 starting at 8 a.m. No early
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SR 20 W next to post office in
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something for everyone, lots of
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-toys, set of bunk beds, breaker
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