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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Publication Date: 4/22/2009
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
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Calhoun County
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SVolume 29, Number 16 .. Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2009
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for cuts
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is
investigating an attack on a Liberty County
woman who called 911 to report that she
was stabbed Friday morning.
Misty Holcomb, 33, was taken to
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by
ambulance after an encounter at her home
that left a five-and-a-half-inch long cut on
both her right arm and right leg, a three
inch long cut on her left arm and leg and
a half-inch cut near one eye.
She said she was attacked by an
unknown man who disguised his identity
with a black neoprene mask showing only
his eyes, a black turtleneck, black pants
and black leather gloves. He wore black
socks without shoes. "He was a big, stocky
man about 6'2" or 6'3," she said. He was
armed with what she believed was a filet
There was only one clue to his identity:
"He had intense crystal blue eyes," she
Holcomb doesn't believe the man had
come to rob her because he overlooked
guns and some jewelry that he could have
See KNIFE ATTACK on page 3

Bristol pair

arrested on

meth charges
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
An investigation by the Liberty/Calhoun
Drug Task Force has led to the arrest of a
Bristol couple following a search of their
home at 10465 NW Jimmy Lee Lane last
Officers served a search warrant April
14 just before 10 p.m. and found Tracy
Pullam, 35, Martisha Cotrell, 30, two
other adults females and two children at
the residence.
A clear plastic bag of marijuana and a
rolling paper were found during a pat down
search of Pullam.
Once they began looking through the
home, officers located the following in the
master bedroom:
*A bottle of approximately 150
pseudoephedrine pills was found behind
the bedroom door.
*A small glass jar that held a small
amount of methamphetamine.
*Seven plastic bags which held a total
of 100 marijuana seeds.
*A digital scale with white residue.
*A makeshift pipe with residue.
In the master bathroom, officers
*A coffee cup containing crushed
pseudoephedrine pills.
*Two blister packs of pseudo ephedrine
Pullam and Cotrell were charged with
trafficking in pseudoephedrine, possession
of methamphetamine, possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Assisting in the search ofthe home were
officers from the Gadsden County Sheriff's
Office and the Florida Highway Patrol.

Van, motorcycle wreck

leaves one man dead
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A 66-year-old Tallahassee motorcyclist was killed when he was
hit by a van Thursday afternoon in Liberty County, according to a
report from the Florida Highway Patrol. The fatality was identified F .
as William D. Talbott.
Talbott was traveling west on County Road 2224, approaching
State Road 65, at 5:10 p.m. when he was struck by an eastbound van
driven by Kevin M. Brown, 24, of Hosford.
According to the FHP report, Brown was entering a curve when he .
was distracted by a clipboard that fell on the floor. The 2001 Chevrolet
van went into the oncoming lane, where its left front collided with
the 2009 Harley-Davidson XR 1200. W,
After impact, the van went into a ditch on the north side of the ,N
road and struck a tree. The motorcycle overturned onto its right side "
in a water-filled ditch and ejected Talbott, whose body was found .4-
approximately three feet north of the bike. The crash happened a
little over two miles west of State Road 65. -
Charges are pending. Assisting FHP at the scene was the Liberty
County Sheriff's Department, Bristol and Hosford volunteer fire Officers gather in the background near the motorcycle on the opposite side of County Road 2224 in Liberty
fighters and Liberty County Emergency Medical Services. County after a collision with the van, shown above. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO

III II IllI Sheriff's [...2 Obitur .'ie.. TC l .4 Est Cmentaur', .6, 7 News from the Pews...10 Farmer's Almanac...11
7 11118122 090 8 Speak Up!...12 Obituaries...22 Tolar students return from D.C. trip...25 New Bristol steam engine's trial run...31

.0 T T Blacksmith Willard Srmith was one of the many
F Lj people demonstrating old-fashioned skills at
last week's Folk Life Days at Blountstown's
J TPanhandle Pioneer Settlement. He is shown
above shaping the red hot tip of a metal rod
A as he fashions a handle for a Dutch oven. For
D 4j9 more photos, see page 5.


Calhoun Co. ranks third lowest

in crime throughout the state

from Calhoun County
Sheriff David Tatum
The 2008 Florida Uniform
Crime Reports (UCR) have
been released by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) and once again Calhoun
County ranks number three in the
state for low crime.
This report is an instrument
used to measure crime for a given
period for comparison purposes
so that trends may be identified.
The index offenses that data
is collected for are; murder,
forcible sex offenses, robbery,
aggravated assault, burglary,
larceny and motor vehicle theft.
The offenses are stated in the rate
per 100,000 people or per capital
rate. For Calhoun County that
was 1,208.9 for the year 2008
with a total of 173 index offenses.
In 2007 we had a per capital rate of

1,056.8 with a total of 153 index
This represents a change of
14.4% from 2007 to 2008. This
is a direct result of the increase
in thefts that we experienced in
2008 primarily in scrap metal.
The price of scrap metal was
unusually high in the first part of
2008 and the price of gas was at
a historical high. This caused a
higher than usual amount ofthefts
during that time. In 2007 we had
72 thefts, in 2008 that number
increased to 96 an increase of
24 offenses. Coupled with that
the report reflects a decrease in
population from 14,477 in 2007
down to 14,310 in 2008. With the
increase in thefts and the decrease
in population the per capital rate
was bound to increase as it did.
The clearance rate, or rate at
which crimes are solved, was

high at 43.4%. The statewide
average is 24%. We experienced
a decrease in crimes other than
thefts in most categories; we did
not have any murders, we had
an increase in robberies fro 2
to 3, an increase in aggravated
assault from 21 to 25, a decrease
in burglaries from 45 to 44 and a
decrease in motor vehicle thefts
from 10 to 3.
Although we experienced a
slight increase in numbers this
year (2008) it should be taken
into consideration that when
dealing with small numbers, large
percentage changes occur.
The changes from 2007 to 2008
came as a result of 20 additional
offenses, primarily thefts. The
driving forces for those thefts are
a direct reflection of the economic
conditions during 2008.



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PICK-U P Firefighters scrambled to respond to a Tuesday afternoon.vehicle
on 11th Street in Blountstown, between Hwy. 71 and State Road
CATCHES 20. The driver of the truck shown above told firefighters he
FIRE TUES. pulled over after the transmission overheated. The vehicle then
FIRE TU caught fire, with the blaze gutting the engine-and moving into the
dashboard, according to one firefighter. Crews from the West Side Fire Department and the
Blountstown Fire Department responded. No one was injured. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO

INFORMATION SOUGHT Blountstown Police Dept.
During the month ofApril, person or persons
unknown entered a local residence and removed April 13 through April 19, 2009
a large glass jug containing approximately $500 Citations issued:
worth of coins. If you have any information Accidents...............03 Traffic Citations..................29
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)....107
regarding this crime, please call the Blountstown Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00
Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00
Police Department at 674-5987. A reward is Complaints........................... ... ....176
being offered and you will remain anonymous.

April 13
*Travis D. Smith, reckless driving, BPD.
*Michelle Yeomans, battery, CCSO.
*Michael Yeomans, battery, CCSO.
April 14
*Anderson Moore, VOCP, CCSO.
*Kyle David Blankenship, felony criminal mischief (3
counts), CCSO.
April 15
*James Daniel Spooner, VOCP, CCSO.
*Maurice Bell, failure to appear, CCSO.
April 16
*Clarence Holden, VOP (state), CCSO.
April 17
*Ida Pearl Hall, battery, self.
*Barbara Vaught, VOP (Liberty Co.), VOCC (Gadsden
Co.), CCSO.
*Melody Renay Robinson, uttering a forged instrument,
*Pattie Holland, aid escape, resisting arrest without
violence, CCSO.
*John Holland, failure to appear, CCSO.
*Walter Watts, aid escape, resisting arrest without
violence, CCSO.
*Keith Summerlin, possession less than 20 grams
marijuana, BPD.
*Timothy Pickron, possession less than 20 grams
marijuana, BPD.
*William Cheng, possession less than 20 grams mari-
juana, possession drug paraphernalia CCSO.

April 18
*William Aubrey Davis, DUI, FHP.
*Timothy Monte Carlyle, DUI, BPD.
*Evstorgio Gonzalez, driving while license suspended
or revoked, FHP.
April 19
*Thomas Magnum Kimbrel, DUI, BPD.
*Stephen B. Finuff, battery, BPD.
*Megan M. Finuff, battery, BPD.

April 13
SAdam Crenshaw, passing worthless bank checks (10
counts)(2 warrants), CCSO.
*Jimmy Goff, serving 30 days, self.
*Kaila Odom, serving 10 days, self.
*William Starling, serving 60 days, self.
*Jenia Oliver, serving 90 days, self.
*Curtis Harris, serving 4 months, self.
*Tiffini Guster, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Cameka Blue, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Jamie Copeland, VOP county, driving while license
suspended or revoked, LCSO.
April 14
*Michelle Yeomans, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Tracy Lamar Pullam, trafficking pseudoephedrine,
possession of methamphetamine, possession of mari-
juana, possession of drug paraphernalia, LCSO.
*Mortishia Cotrell, trafficking pseudoephedrine, pos-
session of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana,
possession of drug paraphernalia, LCSO.
April 15
*Chip Maxwell Ward, petty theft, LCSO.
April 17
*Sandra K. Jarrell, driving while license suspended
or revoked with knowledge, holding for Leon Co. SO (5
warrants), LCSO.
*Melody R. Robinson, holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Pattie Holland,holding for CCSO, CCSO.
*Barbara Vaught, VOP county, holding for Gadsden


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The Florida Panhandle Saddle Club presents
a SBBR Sanctioned

Saturday, April 25
Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown
Gates open at 6 p.m.
Performances start at 7p.m.

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Friday to address reports of a man at large in Bristol after
a knife attack on a local woman. He urged them to be
cautious as they made their way home that afternoon.

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left with quickly. She says she
knows why he was there: "He
wanted to rape me and kill me."
She believes that while she
doesn't know him, he must know
her because he knew when to find
her at home alone.

Holcomb began her day as she
always does by having coffee
at her mother-in-law's home on
Hoecake Road in Bristol. Her
husband, Kyle, was working and
her two children age 11 and 13
- were in school.
She gave the following
account of what happened Friday
After running a couple of
errands, she returned to her home
at Green Acres on County Road
12 around 10:30 a.m.
She walked inside the two story
home and heard her chihuahua,
"Patches," barking upstairs. She
told the dog to be quiet and
went about her morning chores,
sweeping the kitchen, putting
dishes in the sifik and starting
a load of laundry. "The whole
time I'm hollaring for Patches to
hush," she said.
About 20 minutes later, she
went upstairs to her bedroom
and made the bed. As she bent

over to smooth out the comforter,
she says she was grabbed from
"I thought my husband was
pulling a prank," she said, but
then she realized that a knife
was at her throat and an arm was
across her forehead.
There was a struggle. "As I
went to turn, he grabbed me by
the hair and bashed my head
against a column," she says.
They continued to struggle and
he started slashing at her with
the knife.
"I put up one hell of a fight," she
said, explaining that afterwards,
there was blood on the wall, the
floor and the bed. Her blood.
"The only thing he said was,
'Be still, b****,'" she recalled.
"He grunted the entire time."
She said he threw her on
the bed and they continued to
struggle. She bit his left ear but
doesn't know if she left any
mark or tore through the mask.
She twisted, turned and kicked
before striking him in the throat
with her foot.
"I kicked him square in the
throat, he made a God-awful
gurgling sound and ran down
the stairs," she said. "I rolled off
the bed, grabbed the phone and

dialed 911."

Deputies and crime scene
investigators from the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
responded to the scene and
combed the house and yard for
clues that day.
Holcomb said she was
frightened until she discovered
that the man had gotten into the
home by breaking the window
to her son's room. After that, she
said, "I'm not scared anymore,
I'm mad."
She believes that the overalls
she was wearing "saved me
from being raped." She credited
her tenacity in fighting off her
attacker to the fact that, "I come
from a long line of scrappers."
Dog tracking teams were
working in the area around the
home Friday and Saturday without
success. Holcomb said that there
was at least one eyewitness in
the area who saw a man running
through the woods around the
time of the attack.
"We're investigating every
avenue," said Major Steve Swier
of the Liberty County Sheriff's
Department. He declined to
comment further except to say the
investigation remains open.


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set for Emergency

Preparedness Fair

Saturday in Bristol
Local authorities are joining with the
Monnon Church in Bristol to present an
Emergency Preparedness Fair Saturday,
April 25. The event will be held in the
parking lot of Wakulla Bank from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m.
"The church is concerned with the
difficult and uncertain times we are facing
today," said Brigham Shuler. "This is a
coordinated effort throughout the southeast
to help get families prepared."
Information will be provided on several
topics of importance for families facing
serious storm conditions and the aftermath,
*Generator safety
*Water storage and purification
*CPR demonstrations
*Insurance preparedness
*Financial planning for a crisis
Free "72 Hour Kits in a Can" will be
distributed to show families how to pack
their own emergency food kits, filled with
suggested staples such as hot chocolate,
Kool-Aid. cheese and meat sticks and
The Red Cross \1ll hate a Tornado
and Fire House to gi\e L% itors a realistic
e\perence of \ wether enlergencies.
The will be outreach clinics for the
follow ing"
*Diabetes assessment
*Blood pssresse monitoring
*Carbon dio\ide monitoring
\Vhile the adults are learning about
critical issues, there \\ill be plenty, to
amuse children w l th ia laer\ of citi\ ttles
scheduled. E\er.one can also enlo\ free
hot dogs and drinks.
The Fair is sponsored b\ the Church
of .Jesus CIhriit ot Laner Da\ Saints in
partnership \ iti the American Red Cross.
The Calhoun Libert, Count\ Health
Department. Farm Bureau Ilniurance,
Liberrt Countn, Emergenc- Mlanargement.
ihe Liberr Counti, Shenff's Department
and W\akulla Bank.

Sneads Pirates

Project Graduation

5K run/walk set
The Sneads Pirates ProJect radiationn
\\ill be holding their Ist annual 5K run
walk and I mile Fun Run on Nla\ 16
starting at 8 a.m at Lake Seminole Park
in Sneads
Entr fee for the 5K is 15 per person.
$S10 for 2009 graduating seniors Imust
ha e ID). The first 100 entrants get a free
T-shirt. Entry fee for the I mile Fun Run
is $5 for all ages.
Sign up -ill start at 7"30 a.m. at the
covered picnic tables at-the lake The
race will begin at 8 a.m. Trophies t ill be
aw% arded to w winners in age categories.
For more information contact,
Dawn Sullimant at 850-o20-2157 or
daw\ nsunnserealrt' iVhIahoo.com

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


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Free piano

concert April

22 at Chipola
MARIANNA-The Chipola College
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
presents a guest artist concert by pianist
Andrew O'Brien on Wednesday, April 22
at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will be held in the Violet
H. McLendon Fine Arts Building, Room
H108. This event is free and open to the
Works by Haydn, Schumann,
Szymanowski, Debussy, and Chopin will
be performed by O'Brien.
O'Brien is a doctoral candidate in
piano performance at Arizona State
University. He holds degrees in piano
performance from Chicago Musical
College of Roosevelt University and New
England Conservatory. He is an adjunct
faculty member in piano and music theory
at Scottsdale Community College and is a
member of the College of Examiners of the
Royal Conservatory of Music.

Vickery reunion

planned Sunday

at Settlement
The 56th annual \'ickerN. fanuly reunion
\till be held on Sunda\ April 26 at the
Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown.
All relate es and friends are in cited and
encouraged to attend. Doors will be open
at 10-30 a m. and lunch \~ill be ser ed
around 12.30 p.m..
Please bring a covered dish lunch and
sour fa orite soft drinks All paper goods
and ice \ill be furnished, call 674-4317
for more infonnation if needed

Kinard 19'h Annual

Homecoming, May 2
The 10th annual Kinard Homecoming
\ ill be held on Sarurda,. May 2 begin-
ning at 10 a.m. (CT) at the Kinard Com-
inunit Center.
Come and bnng a well-tilled basket.
Eat. enjlo music and fellowship. Lunch
%%ill be seed at 12 p.m. E\erone is
welcomee .

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

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


Volunteers come together for Folk Life Days
Dedicated volunteers bring history alive when they don
their overalls and aprons and gather at Blountstown's
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement to demonstrate a way
of life few remember and most have never seen.
Hundreds of students toured the grounds Thursday and
Friday for the annual Folk Life Days, which continued
through Saturday. LEFT: Richard Gassaway shows
how a decorative object can emerge from a piece
of wood with some skillful whittling. RIGHT: Billy
Dekle of Donalsonville, GA, demonstrates
his flywheel engine. FAR RIGHT: This
unusual looking bird is actually part turkey
and part chicken, and, according to one
settlement volunteer, "we were told it has I -
a little guineau in it, too, even though
we don't know how that's possible!"
BELOW FAR LEFT: Hazel Stevens
gets a recipe for making soap from
volunteer June Clemons. BELOW:
LaWana McDonald demonstrates
how to clean clothes on a ringer
washer. BELOW RIGHT: Beulah
Headings finds a comfortable
spot on a porch to sit as she
fashions a pine needle basket.


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lead Tournament

ay, April 24 at 5 p.m. (ET), Ends Saturday,

at 1 p.m. (ET) at Bristol

Boat Landing
Hotdogs................. 1.00
French Fries........... 1.00
Cold Drinks.............$ .50
Hot Coffee............... .50

tournament, 14 and under. Registration Fee: $25
Donated by Potter Built Boats
st Flathead: $1,500 and Trophy 1st place......200 and Trophy
es Flathead: 900 and Trophy 2nd place.....150 and Trophy
gest Flathead: $700 and Trophy 3rd place......S100 and Trophy
gesr Flathead: S500 and Trophy 4th place......50 and Trophy
gesi Flathead: 300 and Trophy
Head Catfish: $100 and Trophy 2008 1st Place Winner
s. per person: 100 and Trophy Brandon Earest
20.10 Lb. Flathead
.- '1,200 will be awarded to the fisherman with the most combined poundage in the
Sih Annual FL Catfish Classic, 2nd Dogwood Blossom Flathead Catfish Tournament,
a Volunteer Fire Department, 5th Annual Gaskin Park Flathead Tournament, the 8th
rii-:r Citizens Flathead Tournament and the 14th annual Big Bend River Round-Up.
:or a chance to win $1,000. For further information please call
e el to "Split the Pot." Rudy Sumner at (850) 643-4318 or
i.;- a ticket for a Door Pr,-e (850)566-0812
d Saturday, April 25, 2009. orAnn Kincaid (850) 643-5690 or
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This pirate stuff is unbelievable, but the Obama
administration is getting high marks for the way it
was handled. But with all the problems we have right
now, who would have guessed that on top of every-
thing else our new president would have to deal
with pirates? What's next? A dragon? Ghosts?

Whew! Last night, I had that great new drink,
the Navy Seal. Three shots -- boom -- and you're
done. JAY LENO

Part of the reason the President was in Mexico is
to help stop the massive flow of drugs into America.
Obama's basic message was, "Stop selling us the
stuff, no matter how much we pay you." And I don't
know if it's going to work. JIMMY KIMMEL

The mayor of New York City, Mayor Bloomberg,
is going to outlaw cab drivers talking on cell phones.
And are you like me? Do you hate it when you are
in a taxicab and the driver is twittering the Taliban?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the Soma-
li pirates were all 'untrained teenagers with heavy
weapons,' or as we call them in this country, rap
stars. JAY LENO

A new dog in the White House. I believe there
hasn't been a dog in the White House since that
pack of semi-domesticated wolves that Cheney
kept in his dungeon. DAVID LETTERMAN

The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, said Texans
are fed up with Washington. He said they might se-
cede from the rest of America. If Texas forms their
own country, they could be invaded by Mexico.
They'll have to change their name to Texico.

That captain of the merchant ship that was held
captive by three Somali pirates was rescued when
the pirates were shot and killed by a group of Navy
Seals. President Obama authorized the military to
use any force necessary to accomplish this. And
today, the CEOs of Ford, Chrysler and GM said,
"We'll build any car you want." JAY LENO

Here's something that caught my attention as I
was leafing through the paper this morning. NBC is
making a reality show starring former Illinois Gov.
Rod Blagojevich. This is the same network that
didn't want me. DAVID LETTERMAN

You know they have Bo wearing one of those
electronic collars. If he strays beyond the perimeter
of the White House grounds he gets a little buzz.
That's to make sure he doesn't -- no, wait a minute,
that's Joe Biden. DAVID LETTERMAN

How about that Obama dog? They got a new
dog. Yeah, a little Portuguese water dog. And the
dog, as you would expect, is not house broken yet.
In fact, earlier today, he left a bigger mess in the
Oval Office than Bush did. DAVID LETTERMAN

Bo arrived just in time, because Sasha and Ma-
lia were getting tired of throwing Frisbees at Joe

Some turn anger into an art form

For some people, hating govern- /
ment, taxes, politicians and anyone or 0
anything connected to Washington D.C. C
is an art form. OK by me. I written ,
many times that the American demo- Jerry Cox is a
cratic system is messy because the Con- officer and write
stitution, particularly the First Amend- background ii
ment, provides a forum for all voices, foreign policy is
to include the extreme left and right. qkaloosa Coun
Peoplehate paying taxes. They rant
about redistribution of wealth, but taxes
have been collected in some form for thousands of years.
About 6,000 years ago in Lagash, Sumner, which is in
modem-day Iraq, taxation supported, what else, warfare.
Old Testament rules required farmers to turn over a tenth
(tithe) of their crops to the king which were distributed to
the needy (Deuteronomy 14:28-29).
In 1862, the government started an income tax to fi-
nance the Civil War, but the law was repealed in 1872. In
1895 income taxes were back and are now here to stay
because the 16th Amendmrent to the Constitution ratified
in 1913 permits the Congress to tax the income of Ameri-
can citizens.
This is a stressful period in American history. It is not
the first, nor will it be the last. The Civil War, WWI and
WWII and the Great Depression come to mind. I've writ-
ten that stressful periods such as this test our American
character, our capitalist system and our republican form
of government.
That statement jacks some readers out of shape be-
cause they consider it an affront to their personal charac-
ter. Not the point. The point is this: Can we collectively
agree that we will do what is necessary, make whatever
sacrifice is necessary to correct the basic infrastructure
problems affecting the country?
People are angry about the bailout of Wall Street, the
banks and General Motors. That's understandable. The
attitude on the street is let them all fail. Who cares?
America's financial problems are serious and go far
beyond a bank failure. If you check the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation web page, you can find out about
bank failures. There are many.
In September and October 2008, the American finan-
cial system was about to self-destruct. President Bush
recognized this and did the right thing. Mr. Bush and his
Secretary of the Treasury infused the financial system
with a large amount of cash, a necessary step because
when the cash flow stops, the system collapses.
Mr. Bush also recognized the effect of a failed General
Motors. Mr. Bush, not the Congress, put the first money
into the GM system. I agree that deficit spending is a
threat to the country, but in a financial crisis of this mag-



nitude, only the federal government has
, S the financial depth to correct the prob-
R ER lem, which requires borrowing money
in the short term.
retired military I commented that we collectively
with an extensive are responsible for some of our prob-
domestic and lems, which also jacks some readers
ues. He lives in out of shape, but when people de-
y. / mand cheap goods and services, the
market responds by.taking jobs over-
seas for cheap labor. People get their
cheap stuff but at the expense of the American worker.
Check the label in your pants or shoes. "Made in (any-
where but the USA)." The American men and women
that use to make our pants and shoes are no more. Who
is to blame? Corporate America? No, because corporate
America is fulfilling the public's demand for cheap stuff.
I made the point in one of my columns that America is
not a majority rule system of government. It's a republic.
We elect people to handle our collective affairs. If you
don't like that, then blame it on the Founding Fathers.
James Madison wrote in Federalist Paper No. 10, "Mea-
sures too often decided, not according to the rules of jus-
tice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior
force of an interested and overbearing majority."
Like it or not; the Founding Fathers designed a repub-
lican form of limited government in which it is the re-
sponsibility of the government to protect the rights of cit-
izens. Why? Because they were concerned about tyranny
of the majority. That's why the president is elected by
the Electoral College rather than by.a majority vote. The
Founders didn't trust Congress either and added phrases
to the Constitution like, "Congress shall not abridge..."
For many, pitchfork populism feels good. OK by me.
People can march and protest as much as they wish.
That's the American way. Do it. The tea bag protest was
a good thing. Mr. Obama is now aware that people are
concerned about large deficits and how the money is be-
ing spent. Strangely, the tea bag protest was about higher
taxes, but Mr. Obama just signed a bill reducing taxes for
everyone making less that $250,000.
Everyone has an opinion about the financial mess
that has the country in a near tailspin. That's the Ameri-
can way, but, at the end of the day, we have to rely on
the people that we elected to work the problem. Like it
or not, it's that republican form of government that has
worked for the past 221 years.
Seceding from the Union is not the answer as touted
by many, including the governor of Texas. That issue
was settled at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, April 9,
1865. Some tout revolution and overthrow of the govern-
ment. Sounds like treason to me.




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WASHINGTON A precision volley of three shots ended
the five-day standoff between Somali pirates and the U.S. Navy,
providing a huge morale boost to the military and prompting
headlines that President Obama, who okayed the decisive strike,
had passed his first test as commander-in-chief. It was a beauti-
fully executed mission with the Navy SEAL snipers taking aim
from the fan tail of the U.S.S. Bainbridge, the Navy destroyer
sent to rescue the American captain taken hostage when pirates
boarded his freighter.
What started as an almost routine skirmish now that Somali
pirates control the ocean waters off Mogadishu threatened to
turn deadly with the capture of Captain Richard Phillips. His
safety became paramount, dictating the U.S. response. When
it appeared that the pirates might kill him or take him ashore,
a military response became necessary. Somalia is without a
functioning legal system and its government is too weak to
combat piracy, which has become a lucrative business for young,
otherwise unemployed men.
A successful outcome was assured once the Navy SEALs se-
cured a tow line to the lifeboat carrying the pirates and Phillips.
The wake generated by the much larger naval vessel elimifiated
the waves and created a glide path for the lifeboat some 75 feet
away. At that distance and with the water relatively calm, the
odds of the snipers succeeding were close to 100 percent, or they
wouldn't have taken the chance with Phillips sitting there.
The question is what happens next now that piracy, a crime
we thought ended with Thomas Jefferson's administration,
has re-surfaced to challenge the Obama administration. It was
refreshing that there was none of the cowboy brashness that
Characterized so much of what the previous administration did.
Obama stayed out of the story, knowing almost anything he said
would escalate the stand-off into a bigger international incident
than it needed to be. Once Phillips was safe, Obama resisted
doing a victory dance, focusing instead on the continuing chal-
lenge to shipping.
The last thing Obama wants is to get drawn into a conflict in
Somalia, a place best remembered as the site for "Black Hawk
Down," a book and then a movie about the ill-fated humanitarian
mission that turned deadly during the first year of the Clinton
administration. The pirates are threatening to take revenge and
instead of backing down after their confrontation with the U.S.
Navy attempted to board another U.S. ship. They were unsuc-
cessful, but their brazenness underscores the necessity for taking
immediate and ongoing steps to protect vital shipping in the
seas off Mogadishu.
The U.S. Navy in conjunction with the Navies of other coun-
tries has established shipping lanes that are easier to patrol if
ships stay within them than the million square miles of water
which are potentially vulnerable. When the Bainbridge answered
the distress call from the freighter Phillips commanded, it was
300 miles away. To patrol an area that is four times the size of
Texas, smaller, faster vessels that the Coast Guard could provide
would be able to get anywhere in an hour. They can carry more
sophisticated surveillance equipment and laser-guided firepower
than battleships did during World War II. They're far less ex-
pensive, require fewer men, and could be dispatched in great
enough numbers to intimidate and rebuff the Somali pirates.
The pirates carry Ak-47 assault rifles and rocket grenade
launchers that can tear a hole in the side of a ship and sink it if
they get close enough. The snipers did a greatjob but if the goal
is to prevent future incidents from getting out of hand, bolstering
the U.S. military presence with smaller, heavily armed vessels
would be a smart and cost-effective display of power.

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pitch at Friday's Liberty County High School
baseball game in Bristol. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO

Jackson County Extension

Service continues 'Grow Your

Own Food' series on May 5

The Jackson County Extension
Service will be holding the second
program in their new series,
"Growing Your Own Food"
Tuesday evening, May 5 from 6
to 8 p.m. Registration will begin
at 5:30 p.m.
Long-time Family and
Consumer Science Agent, Joan
Elmore will discuss the intricacies
of canning and freezing your fruit
and vegetables for optimum
flavor, color, nutrition and safety.
Both water bath and pressure
canning will be discussed with
a focus on the differences in the
two. She will also cover jam,
jelly and pickle making as well
as tips on how to properly freeze
your harvest. Several different
canners will be on display for
you to see and Joan will discuss
how to determine the safety of

yours and how to know when it's
working right.
Included in the admission fee
of $10 will be several University
of Florida publications on canning
and freezing with a variety of
great recipes to use.
Available for purchase will be
the book "So Easy to Preserve".
Compiled by the University of
Georgia Family and Consumer
Science Extension Service, this
is one of the most comprehensive
canning/freezing/drying books on
the market today. If you wish to
purchase the book, the cost will
be $18.
Seating is limited so call
the Jackson County Extension
Service at 482-9620 or stop
by 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Marianna to preregister by Friday,
May 1.



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School may face delay due to lack of funds

Construction of a new Blount-
stown High School may face de-
The Calhoun County School
Board must get more than $24.5
million from the state to begin
Funding to build anew Blount-
stown High School is in the state
Department of Education budget
recommendation for 2009-2010.
Duane Barber, Blountstown
High School principal, said this
is the first time Calhoun County
has applied for special facilities
funding through the DOE and it
is likely to be awarded money
for the school's construction.
"The Department of Educa-
tion has a rigorous process that
any district must complete be-
fore being included in the agen-
cy's budget recommendation,"
said Rep. Marti Coley, R-Mar-
ianna: Funding for the school's
construction comes from money
that is allocated only for build-
ing facilities for educational in-
stitutions, she said.
"Since the Calhoun County
school district has gone through
the necessary steps to obtain
funding, the funding should be
made available to them," Coley
The Calhoun County School
Board voted 4-1 to buy the 77.14
acres of privately owned land lo-
cated a half mile off Highway 69
North. The property will cost the
county $539,493.50, which the
school board will pay for with
money from its reserve account.
The closing date for the land to
be purchased is May 15, but the
school district has petitioned the
land's seller for the closing date
to be moved to July 1.
Barber said even if the clos-
ing date is not moved, the land
will be purchased.

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vice of the Division of Journalism at
Florida A&M University in Tallahas-
see. Student journalists cover the
Florida Legislature for 20 non-daily
newspapers in 14 North Florida

The total cost of the Blount-
stown High School project is
$24,549,462, wrote Deborah
Higgins, information specialist
for the state Department of Edu-
cation's Office of Communica-
tions. Spread over two years,
$12,274,731 will be allocated
toward the facility's construc-
tion each year, she wrote in an
According to Suzanne Ma-
son, financial officer for the
Calhoun County School Board,
$1,197,248 has been spent to
date on architectural and engi-
neering fees for the new Blount-
stown High School. In addition,
another $4,000 was spent on fea-
sibility studies.
Barber said if the state doesn't
fund the construction of a new
Blountstown High School, the
county would wait and reapply
for funding next year. "Hopeful-
ly, funding will be approved dur-
ing this (legislative) session ...
(so we can) finalize plans during
the next couple of months," Bar-

ber said. If the school construc-
tion is funded, "breaking ground
would (likely happen) in late
September or early October."
According to Superintendent
Wilson T. McClellan, the new
high school would be occupied
by August 2011 -- if breaking
ground were to.occur in Septem-
"The new (high) school would
take care of overcrowding," Mc-
Clellan said. "Blountstown Mid-
dle School would move into the
present high school because (the
middle school) is old and they
would have more space."
McClellan said the old Blount-
stown Middle School building
will be donated to the communi-
ty once the students have moved
to old high school campus.
The old Blountstown Middle
School "is over 50 years old and
not worth spending the amount
of money needed to renovate it,"
McClellan said.
Originally, it was planned for
Blountstown High School and
Altha High School to be "con-
solidated" into one school. Ac-
cording to McClellan, the idea
was overturned by the former
superintendent because it was a
"very divisive issue."
Since both Altha High School
and Blountstown High School
are located in Calhoun County,
Altha students will be given
the option of attending the new
Blountstown High School.
McClellan said the decision
was made because the new facil-
ity will have enough available
room for Altha students to trans-
"The new school will accom-
modate the students at the pres-
ent site and allow Altha students
the choice of attending if they
desire," McClellan said.

mile journey. The annual event
goes through over 60 Florida
counties before reaching its
destination. For nearly 25
years, the "flame of hope"
has traversed Florida in an
intrastate relay of simultaneous
routes throughout the state.
The torch is carried by local
and state law enforcement
officers all the way to the
Opening Ceremonies of
Florida's annual State Summer


Firearms Safety Course held in Blountstown

Fourteen local residents attended a Firearms Safety Course
offered by the Blountstown Police Department on Saturday,
April 18. Upon completion of the class, each student
l received a certificate and they are now eligible to apply
for a Concealed Weapons Permit. LEFT: Major Rodney
Smith demonstrates safe handling techniques. BELOW:
Sgt. Fred Tanner oversees the firing line.

Local law enforcement officers came together to make a special
trip across the Apalachicola River bridge during the recent
Special Olympics Torch Run earlier this month. Calhoun officers
handed it off to runners in Liberty County to continue its 1,500-


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celebration for Dr.

& Mrs. C.L. Wilson
St. Mary M.B. Church mem-
bers would like to invite ev-
eryone to our Pastor and First
Lady's Pre-Anniversary Friday,
April 24 at 6:30 p.m. (CT).
The guest church will be
Prayer Chainers' Mission of God
Church with Pastor Apostle Ger-
aldine Sheard of Blountstown
and Deliverance Temple Church
of God with Pastor Jr. Bishop Ti-
tus Deas of Hardaway.
On Sunday, April 26 at 3:30
p.m. (CT) our guest church will
be Pine Bloom M.B. Church
with Pator Rev. William Brinson
of Greensboro.
Come witness the Holy Spirit
move. Our theme is "Building
Up the Kingdom of God One
Soul at a Time."
For more information contact,
Evangelist Patricia Mosley at
718-3710 or Sister Elsie Fitzpat-
rick at 674-8653.

Lake Mystic

Church hosts

gospel concert
The Emerald City Quartet
will be in concert at Lake Mystic
Baptist Church on Sunday
evening, April 26, at 7 p.m.
The Emerald City Quartet is a
southern gospel group consisting
of three men and a lady and
they have been traveling and
carrying the message of Christ
through song for. over three years.
Everyone is encouraged to attend
and worship through this gifted
singing group. A love offering
will be taken to support their
For more information contact
Lake Mystic Baptist Church
pastor, Jeff Gardner at 643-2351
or Tony Anderson, Minister of
Music at 643-5422.

Gospel concert

at Hosford church
The Bibletones Quartet from
Gulfport, MS will be in con-
cert at Grace United Methodist
Church in Hosford this Sunday
evening, April 26 at 6 p.m. (ET).
The Bibletones have been travel-
ing around the country for over
50 years and continue to share
the gospel in song.
Come enjoy a wonderful
night of good ole southern gos-
pel quartet singing this Sunday
For additional information,
call Kyle Peddie at 379-8412.

First Baptist Church plans

Wild Game Feast on May 2

The First Baptist Church
of Bristol, located at 10677
NW Michaux Road; will be
sponsoring a Wild Game Feast
on Saturday, May 2 at 6 p.m.
All outdoor hunters and
sportsmen, men and women,
are invited to attend this spe-
cial event at no charge.
The guest speaker will be
Winston Chester, the host of
Florida's only live daily out-
door show, 'Panhandle Out-
doors' in Panama City.
The menu will include al-
ligator tail, deer, wild turkey
breast, wild hog, raccoon,
squirrel, rabbit, quail, duck and
rattlesnake along with baked
beans, potato salad, brown rice,
corn bread, corn-on-the-cob,
desserts and drink. Fried fish
will also be served for those
who do not wish to partake of
the wild game dishes.
There will be a drawing for
door prizes and a trophy dis-

Prayer Chainers'
Church selling
dinners April 24
The Prayer Chainers' Mission
of God Church where Apostle
Geraldine B. Sheard is our Pastor
and founder, will be at the Chat-
tahoochee State Hospital (John-
ny John Pavilion) selling dinners
this Friday, April 24.
You don't have to prepare a
meal for your lunch or dinner,
just stop by the pavilion and get
it hot.
Dinners will be $7 with your
choice of chicken or fish for your
meat, and a starch and two vege-
tables along with bread. You also
get your choice from two differ-
ent desserts. All extra meats are
$3 and other sides are $1.

play area for those who wish to
show their prize trophy. There
will be a limit of one trophy
per person and reservations for
the display must be made by
Wednesday, April 29.
If you would like more infor-
mation or to reserve your space
for the trophy display, please
call our office at 643-5400,
Monday through Thursday
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET).

Locally produced
film to be shown
Sunday, April 26
in Blountstown
Blountstown United Meth-
odist Church will host a movie
night on Sunday, April 26.
The feature will be "Vision,"
written and directed by Ben
Hall. Vision is a Christian movie
that tells the story of a middle
class man whose life is unravel-
ing, and he begins to hallucinate
as the stress builds. Ben is the
son of Steve and Melissa Hall
and the grandson of the Bonnie
Hall and the late Carl Hall.
Show time is 6 p.m.
For more information call the
Blountstown United Methodist
Church at 850-674-8254, ext.

Prayer Band to
meet on April 23
The will be a Prayer Band
meeting Thursday, April 23 at
7:30 p.m. at Brother and Sister
Cuyler Engram's home. Everyone
is invited to attend.
For more information call

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spring cleaning to be done. Mud the consequences of such con-
season may have put you off the trary mopping are that you will be
floor mop, but don't tarry too long, unhappy in love. Be careful where
for it's considered unlucky to be you leave that mop bucket,
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butter, softened
1-1/2 cups brown
1-1/2 cups sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped

Ieat together the butter and sugar, add the egg and beat
well, then stir in the flour, vanilla, and nuts. Chill
the dough for 1 hour. Roll the dough into balls and place
3 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Moisten the
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New Moon

Earth Day

What is a moss rose? -T R.,
Tawas City, Mich.
Although we're not certain
about it, moss roses may have
originated in the late 1600s. It's
likely that the original moss rose
(Rosa centifolia var. muscosa)
was developed from a Centifolia
rose, also known as the cabbage
rose. Some moss roses, however,
appear to have developed from
damask roses.
As a group, moss roses feature
stems and sepals (the green
segments forming the protective
calyx or outer protective covering
of the flower) that have a downy
or mosslike appearance. The
"moss," which is actually mossy
glands, can be reddish-brown or
green. Moss roses are fragrant,
and some are well known as
antique or heirloom roses. On the
downside, they can be susceptible
to mildew. They feature bountiful
flowers, usually double, which

are often pink but can appear
in purple, red, crimson, yellow,
or white. The thorny shrubs
include 4- to 6-foot-tall climbers,
more modest 2- or 3-footers,
and miniatures. The taller forms
are great for trellises or fences.
Some popular Moss roses include
'General Kleber', 'Gloire des
Mousseux', 'William Lobb', and
'White Bath'.
Just to confuse the issue a bit,
there is an annual from Brazil
that's also called the moss rose,
but it's not a true rose. Part of
the Portulacaceae family, its

Wild. sometimes erotic episodes enliven
Ring Ja%, the small West Florida town in
Chipola River Country in seven fictional
stones crafted by Altha native and Pensa-
cola writer Jesse Earle Bow\den m Chipola
Moon Rising. Subtitled a Landscape in
Narrative. Bowden's 12th book and fifth
in the West Flonda Heritage Series was
published in March by Father & Son Pub-
lishing. Inc.. Tallahassee. Florida.
Jesse Earle Bowden, editor emeritus
of the Pensacola News Journal and au-
thor of the novel Look and Tremble
and story collections Embrace an Au-
tumnal Heart and When You Reach .
September, continues his fictional por-
trait by painting a dynamic mosaic of
forbidden passionate love, murder,
family tragedy and the enslaving
brutality of the sun-baked turpentine
"These stories are seven splendidly told narratives lea\-
ened with pathos. wit and sardonic wisdom." says Lance
Coalson, president of Father & Son, a regional book publish-
ing company that has pubbshed and distributes Bowden's last
six books (Fatherson.comi.
"Even though these are separate stories, the characters, lo-
cale and the austere time of the 1930s, wartmne'40s and early
'50s tie the events into what I call a landscape in narrative."
Bowden says. "The stones capture the spirit and language of
the Smalltown South as I remembered growing up in Altha in
Calhoun County."
Bowden bnngs back characters from his classic novel,
Look and Tremble, and published short stones and creates
new ones in i-ivid, powerful prose reverberating and resonat-
ing with mystery and delight and resurrected from the reality
of vanished time in the Florida Panhandle.
Evil Clint Hardlee frightens the town's mayor who desper-
ately plots a "Blood in the Sand" execution: a wily Texas evan-
gelist explores the Garden of Eden edging the Apalachicola
River. discovers his redheaded Eve called Amazing Gracey
during a Ring Jan revival and their earthly passions reap dev-
ilishly embarrassing misbehavior.
Bowden brings back Prohibition officer Pistol Pete Bo\w-
dom from "Choctawbatchee Spirits" in Embrace an Autumnal
Heart in "White Lightning" for a hunt for Ring Jaw moon-
shiners. The fabled lawmen who had killed six men encounters
his Alabama-born cousin who predicts the dreaded lawman's
death two weeks before his 1925 slaying on the Choctaw-
hatchee River.
Jookkeeper Mamie Love Sooky unites with whiskeymaker
Marven Rivers to find'their own brand of religion in a clan-

botanical name is Portulaca
grandiflora. It grows only 6
inches tall and is a succulent that
likes dry climates.
How cool should a root cellar
be? -M. K., Rupert, Idaho
For most foods stored in a root
cellar -- such as white potatoes,
carrots, and turnips -- temperatures
should range between 32 and 40
degrees Fahrenheit. Apples need
a cool temperature of around 32
to retain their autumn crispness.
Some fruits and vegetables can
tolerate warmer temperatures.
Sweet potatoes, pumpkins, green


tomatoes, winter squash, and hot
peppers, for example, can be
stored in temperatures between
50 and 60 degrees. Cantaloupes,
cucumbers, eggplants, sweet
peppers-, tomatoes, and
watermelons keep best when
they are stored in temperatures
between 40 and 45 degrees.
If your basement or garage
is only marginally heated by
a furnace, you may be able to
seal off the northwest corner
(the coolest area, if it's out of
direct sunlight) and insulate it
against the warmth. If there is



destine liquor operation in "Lore in a Dry
S. A scarred woodsrlder reveals his rurpen-
S tine camp life in Bearthick Swamp that trig-
gered a lynching of two men who maimed
him. "Bum in Turpentine Hell" is a fiction-
ized account drawn from a real murderous
West Florida story from the 1920s.
Aging w asherwonman HattieSantee laments
her \whiskeymaker husband's shotgun death
K in the river swamps and the widow still talks
to Willie Santee in the Chipola woods. She's
saddened by losing rto sons in World War II
and the strange accidental killing of her grand-
daughter bh Hasty Ponds, who said he loved her.
This a storN of the surx ival of a strong woman
Sto wishes to joi her husband down by the nv-
... .... erside.
.- In the title story "Chipola Moon Rising, the
scandalous romance between a Ring Jaw high
school student and his beautiful teacher Raven
Rubaker in 1945 is the theme of the lovers' long.
lingenng memories for 50 years apart and the fiftieth school
class reunion hastens J. J. Holneck's anticipation of re-igniting
the love affair.
Coalson says he is pleased to offer Bow den's books. "Earle
Bowden \rote the Florida Classic memoir. Always the Riv-
ers Flow, in 1979, and has continued the Heritage Series with
When You Reach September. Look and Tremble and Em-
brace an Autumnal Heart." Coalson says. "Chipola Moon Ris-
ing reflecia his deep love for the Florida Panhandle, region of
his birth. Another of his books is his cartoon collection. Draw-
ing from an Editor's Life," is a graphic presentation of his long
career as a newspaper editor who drew his editorial cartoons
for more than 50 .ears."
Carl Wernicke, opinion editor of the Pensacola News Journal
sa s, J. Earle Bowden has distilled the history of Northwest
Florida that is his first love into the kind of fiction that is his-
tory's first cousin. Good historical fiction tells more about the
people and their li\ es than any academic history. This volume
is a shot of straight Chipola River Valley history. Drink deep."
"Bowden's a Southern writer with Faulknenan style. says
Pensacola writer Seldon Pierce. "He has mastered the short
story' and keeps the reader spellbound as he sketches stones of
the Real South, using rrue-to-life happenings that he fictional-
Izes so perfectly."
Pierce sa\s. "You are there, reliving the 1930s and forties
that Bowden remembers so brilhantly and so clearly. His mas-
tery of the language of the thirties is on target. I recommend
this master craftsman's novel Look and Tremble, Embrace and
Autumnal Heart and When You Reach September. His Chipola
Moon Rising really shines."

'Chipola Moon Rising" can be purchased online atfatherson. cor and amazon.com.

a window that can be opened
for ventilation when needed, so
much the better. A room of about
8x10 feet is often recommended
as a useful size, with ample room
for the shelving and storage
of a multitude of foods. A dirt
floor is best, because it will help
maintain humidity. For other floor
surfaces, such as concrete, you
may want to add trays of water
for moisture. A simple humidifier
can be purchased at your local
hardware store to help you. Too
dry a root cellar will lead to
shriveled (and wasted) fruits and
vegetables, so don't stint on the
How can I keep my garden
hose from getting kinks and twists
that stop the flow of water? -G.
K., Othello, Wash.
If you are in the market for
a new hose, look for one made
of quality materials. There are
certain types of hoses that hold
their cylindrical shape better than
others. In general, the heavier the
rubber, the less apt it is to kink.
If you are making do with your
old hose, however, there are a
few tricks you can try. First,
keep your hose coiled when not
in use, so that it doesn't sit in a
twisted heap. The rolling, barrel-
type hose storage units work
well, but any neat coil will do.
Second, when you're ready to
use the hose, turn on the water
and let it fill the hose before you
uncoil it. The pressure of the
water will help the hose hold its
shape against kinks. Next, uncoil
it gradually and avoid sharp turns
as you drag it. If you must round a
hard corer, use a croquet wicket
or a large, rounded rock to ease
the hose in2i graceful arc around
the obstacle. Wickets or rocks or
bits of fencing also help to keep
the hose from dragging through
garden areas. Finally, when you
are done, keep the water turned
on and the hose filled until after
you have finished coiling the
hose. An empty hose will tend to
twist and kink while being coiled,
and the garden hose will hold the
"memory" of those kinks. If this
is what you've got to start with,
soak the hose in a bucket of hot
-water to help release the kinks,
then use the tips above to keep
them from returning. Happy

Earth Day. Conjunction of Mars
and the Moon. Conjunction of Ura-
nus and the Moon. Humorist Erma
Bombeck died, 1996.
APR. 23, THURSDAY -- St.
George. Hank Aaron hit his first
major league home run, 1954. Ice
out, Lake Winnipesaukee, New
Hampshire, 2007.
APR. 24, FRIDAY -- National
Arbor Day. New Moon. Robert B.
Thomas, founder of The Old Farm-
er's Almanac, born, 1766. Beauty
without grace is a rose without
APR. 25, SATURDAY -- St.
Mark. Ballerina Melissa Hayden
born, 1923. The United Negro Col-
lege Fund was incorporated, 1944.
APR. 26, SUNDAY -- Third
Sunday of Easter. Conjunction of
Mercury and the Moon. The first
international satellite, Ariel 1, was
launched from Cape Canaveral,

Jesse Earle Bowden publishes

12th book, 'Chipola Moon Rising'


Ms. Fran left

with her wor
To the editor:
The April 15 edition of the
Journal had Frances Irene Rigs-
by's obituary in it. I was sad-
dened, but not surprised, to see
that she had passed on to the
next life. I don't know how
many people really knew her.
She was retired from the Depart-
ment of Corrections and worked
as a librarian at the Liberty fa-
cility.. She was a member of
Lake Mystic Baptist Church. I
suppose that those who worked
and worshipped with her knew
her. I didn't know her at all un-
til I belatedly joined the writers
of the Liberty Heritage book.
When I began to get involved
in that work, I saw very quickly
that she was a workhorse for that
book. She was also sick. She
was taking treatments and would
arrange her book work tasks
around her treatments and the
effects those treatments had on
her daily health.
As I fell in love with the
Work, she quickly saw that I was
someone she could depend upon
to help her get the work finished.
I learned many things about my
new friend. There were many
nights that Minnie Shuler, Ms.
Fran, and I would work late to
meet deadlines when she discov-
ered another item that just had to
be in the book. She headed up
the topical stories section and
Mr. and Mrs. Vance Bateman
headed up the family stories sec-
tion. Our two groups were in
constant contact as we shared
information and items. We
tried to be sure every important
story got in the book and in its
proper place. There were late
entries and those which were
not in the correct format when
we got them. That didn't mat-
ter to Fran and Vance...they both

t Liberty County a legacy

k on our Heritage Book
S\ \ very week. We do so hope that
S IA the final product is something
PEAK we will all be proud to own.
There are bound to be-mistakes


drove themselves and their work
gang to be sure everything of im-
portance was in the book. Late
work nights and re-typing tasks
were assigned and completed
as these two leaders pushed the
book to completion.
Being a librarian, she loved
information and history. She had
the skills to utilize the technol-
ogy world to find out what she
wanted to know. She tirelessly
visited the people of Liberty
County who she thought could
contribute and she persuaded
them to share stories, items, and
priceless pictures that needed
to be included. She would
give Minnie or me the informa-
tion and put us to work writing.
Then she would edit our work to
be sure it was as "right" as we
could make it.
I don't know why she worked
so hard on this project. She was
not a native of Liberty County.
But her love for our home coun-
ty was evident in the determined
way she approached the work on
the book. She never let her ill-
ness stop the work. It may have
been the momentum that kept
her going longer that she might
have without the project. Why
do I say that? Well, it was only
a short time after we finally "put
the book to bed" and sent it to
the publisher that she was hospi-
talized for the last time.
We who worked on the book
are so excited that it is finished
and will be available to us this

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and for those, we hope you will
forgive us. There is bound to be
something we didn't get in the
book. We've already spoken of
possibly doing a second edition
if we need to. Please realize that
this was a major undertaking
that took many hours of arduous
work. If you find anything good
about the work, you can give
a thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Vance
Bateman. I wish you could do
that for Fran. I write this letter
so that you can know her contri-
I wish we could have dedicat-
ed our book to her. However,
the book was published before
.she went to be with the Lord.
She would have loved to see the
finished product. As you read
it, think ofMs. Fran. She worked
on the project as if she were one
of us...as indeed she was!
Stolen money
was needed to
buy medication
To the editor:
I sure hope the lady who picked
up my billfold at McDonald's on
April 7 enjoyed the money. My
parents taught me to be honest,
I don't know what she's been
taught. She could have taken the
money and left the cards, I really
don't understand her.
Did she enjoy my money? That
money was for my medicine which
I need because I am disabled.
I hope the lady at McDonald's
will please forgive me for being
so upset and mean toward you all,
please forgive me.
Annie Buchanan, Altha

The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners
regular monthly meeting has been changed from
Tuesday, May 5 and will be held on Monday, May 11,
2009 in the courtroom at the Liberty County Courthouse
beginning at 7 p.m.

Robert. Hill, Clerk of Court
Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners

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Community Partners: American Red Cross, Calhoun/Liberty Co.
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Emergency Management, Liberty County Sheriff's Department, Wakulla Bank

S Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


Goodman promoted to

USAF Staff Sergeant
James Tyson Goodman, son of Chris and Marie Goodman, and
Christina Sykes, all of Bristol has been promoted in the United
States Air Force (USAF) to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Goodman is apart of the 56th Communications Squadron, Luke
AFB, AZ where he works as a network infrastructure technician.
In preparation for his new rank he attended Airman Leadership
School (ALS), a five-week course focused on developing leadership
abilities, military professionalism and effective communication.
In addition to graduating ALS, he received The Leadership
Award, which recognizes the student who best displays
professional military leadership qualities and made.the most
significant contribution to the overall success of the class.
Goodman is a 2003 graduate from Liberty County High School
in Bristol.

USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-

762 plans reunion Sept. 30-Oct. 3
Navy and Marine Corps shipmates who served on the USS Co-
lumbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944 through 1976 and the USS Co-
lumbus (SSN-762) past and present, We invite you to join us if you
would like to share memories and camaraderie with old friends and
make new ones.
Join us for the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12/SSN-762 reunion
on September 30-October 2 at the Holiday Inn Select in Nashville,
For more information please contact, Allen R. Hope, President
3828 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 4681.5-4505, or call (260) 486-
2221 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) or email to hope4391@comcast.


Kids from the Liberty County
Early Childhood Program
gathered to look for
the eggs left by the
Easter Bunny on
April 9 and April 10.
About 120 kids went on
the hunt to search out
nearly 700 well-hidden
eggs. Each youngster
received their own bucket &
shovel to take home. RIGHT:
Miranda Neal can't wait to get
started. BELOW: Sara-Kate
Chester. BOTTOM: Jakob
Downum finds an egg under a table.

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Maddie Grace Richter turns
two on April 23. She is the
daughter of Michael and
Heather Richter of Bristol.
Her grandparents include
Robin Dougherty of Bris-
tol; Tim & Judy Dougherty
of Tallahassee; Larry and
Debbie Brown and Ther-
mon and Pam Richter, all
of Hosford. Maddie Grace
enjoys playing outside on
her swing set, riding the
4-wheeler with her brother,
Brayden and daddy, and
giving the family dog, Sug-
ar lots of love.

ChesneyArnold celebrated
her fifth birthday on April
20. She is the daughter of
Shanna Arnold and Der-
rick Arold, both of Telogia.
Her grandparents include
Cindy Koski and the late
Allen Pullam of Telogia and
Bernice Arnold of Orange.
Her great-grandparents
are Hazel and J.R. Pul-
lam, Bernard and the late
Leola Arnold, all of Telogia,
and the late Zell and Butch
Koski of Tallahassee. Her
is Opal Neeley of Blount-
stown. Chesney enjoys
going to pre-k in Hosford,
riding her 4-wheeler, going
to the movies and going
shopping with 'her momhmy.

Sara-Kate Chester cel-
ebrated her fifth birthday
on April 13. She is the
daughter of Matthew and
Lanet Chester of Bristol.
Her grandparents include
Stan and Debbie Brannan
of Bristol, Randy Weeks
of Chattahoochee and
Sue and the late Wayne
Chester of Sycamore. Her
great-grandparents in-
clude Catherine and the
late Gene Shelton, Elea-
nor and M. W Weeks, all
of Chattahoochee, Merle
Brannon of Carrabelle,
Katie and the late Willis
Chester of Quincy and Ev-
elyn Smith of Greensboro.
Sara-Kate enjoys cooking
with her mommy, watering
the garden with her daddy
and playing with her little
brother Dylan.

Happy 12h" birthday, April 28

Pustin Manning
Dustin is the son of Susan
Manning of Quincy and Jeff
Ammons of Hosford. He is
the grandson of Sue and
James Ammohs of Blountstown.

Northwest Florida
Regional Housing Authority
will hold itIs
Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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in the Cambridge Room
2900 North Monroe St. *Tallahassee
Meeting wilI begin at '- Tli mcrnecIn wr itbe
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Tryston Lane Lopez celebrated his fifth birthday on
April 21. He is the son ofAshley and Stacey Lewis
and Jorge Lopez, all of Hosford. His grandpar-
ents include Robin and Bobby Blackburn and Bill
and Anjelica Holley of Hosford, Rhonda and Jerry
Lewis of Bristol and Pat Conley and Tony Conley
of Marianna. Tryston enjoys spending time with
his two stepbrothers, Trenton and Taylor and help-
ing take care of his baby brother, Trayson. He
loves spending the night with his Meme and Big
Bob and going down to Granny and Grandpa's
house. He also loves to go hog hunting.

Arnold, Ray to exchange vows May 2
Traci Lynn Arnold and
Zackary Boyd Ray will
exchange wedding vows
on Saturday, May 2 at 6:30
p.m. at the Quincy Garden I
Center in Quincy.
Traci is the daughter of
L.B. and Sybil Arnold of
Telogia. Zack is the son
of Doug Ray and Dale Mc-
Call, both of Quincy.
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and Aspen were born
on February 23 at Gulf Coast Medical Cen-
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17 1/4 inches long. Aspen weighed 4 Ibs., 7
ozs. and was 18 inches long. Paternal grand-
parents are Kenny and Elizabeth Murray of

Visith and Samantha (Williams) Nguon of Los
Angeles, CA proudly announce the birth of their
daughter, Isabella Makamae Nguon. She was
born on March 17 at 8:58 a.m. in Santa Monica,
CA. She weighed 8 Ibs. and 13 ozs. and was
20 inches long. Her maternal grandparents in-
clude Linda and Wesley Williams of Altha and
her maternal great-grandparents are Alice Logue
of Dothan, AL and Lester and Helen Williams of
Marianna. Her maternal aunt is Patricia 'Trishy'
Williams of Altha. Her paternal grandmother is
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Special children's activities
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ing Tree. Following the ser-
vice, light refreshments will be
The first Mother's Day Re-
membrance Service was held
at Big Bend Hospice four years
ago. "Mother's Day can be
such a difficult reminder that
your Mom is no longer here to
celebrate the day," said Diane
Tomasi. This special service
gives us time to remember and
cherish memories of our Moth-
ers and is meaningful whether
the loss is recent or one from
many years ago."
Big Bend Hospice has been
serving Leon, Jefferson, Tay-
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Altha Wildcats bow to Bucks;

top B-Town Tigers senior night

by Jim Mclntosh
though Ethan Byler carved up
the Bozeman Bucks with 11
strikeouts, Bozeman (14-6; 7-0,
2-2A) posted five runs to take
home a 5-1 district win last
Tuesday night.
Jake Edenfield scored the
Wildcats' (4-13; 3-4, 2-2A)
only run in the third inning. He
reached .on an infield single,
moved to second on the third
baseman's throwing error and
moved to third on Ethan Byler's
single. Edenfield would cross
the dish on Corey Johnson's
ground out to the shortstop.
number "five" became special to
Altha's five seniors (Ethan Byler,
Jake Edenfield, D.J. Griswold,
Corey Johnson, and Caleb Mor-
ris) last Thursday night. Trailing
Blountstown 8-7 in the middle
of the fifth inning, the Wildcats
(5-13; 4-4, 2-2A) went to work
and cranked out nine runs in the
bottom of the inning to seal a
17-8 win.
Altha jumped out to a 4-0
lead in the first inning. Lead off
batter Jacob Warner slapped a
single to centerfield. Jake Eden-
field reached on shortstop Ja-
son Money's fielding error and
Warner moved to second base.
Ethan Byler drew a bases loaded
walk and Corey Johnson's single
to left field plated Warner and
Edenfield. Tyler Huff's sacrifice
bunt moved Byler and Johnson
to third and second, respectively.
A single to left field by Anthony
Young allowed Byler and John-
son to score the final runs of the
The Wildcats added two more
runs in the second inning. Ca-
leb Morris led off by bouncing
a single through the left side of
the infield and he stole second
base. With one out Jake Eden-
field's high-hopping single made
it's way into left field and Morris

scored. Back-to-back walks were
issued to Byler and Johnson to
load the bases. Tyler Huff's lift-
ed a sacrifice fly to shallow left
centerfield that allowed Eden-
field to cross the dish to make it a
6-0 ball game.
Blountstown (1-17; 0-8, 2-2A)
posted their first run in the third
Altha would get that run back
in their half of the third inning.
Caleb Chew led off with a walk.
With two outs Jake Edenfield
singled to left centerfield to score
Chew and give the Wildcats a 7-1
The Tigers notched two more
runs in the fourth inning and five
in the fifth inning to take the lead,
However, that was short-lived
as the Wildcats responded with
nine runs of their own in the bot-
tom of the fifth to take a com-
manding 16-8 lead. With one out
Caleb Morris ripped a torch-turf-
er back up the middle and Jacob
Warner banged a single through
the right side of the infield. Jake
Edenfield reached on shortstop
Jeremy Watson's throwing er-
ror. Morris and Warner both
scored on the play. Ethan Byler
was intentionally walked, Corey
Johnson drew a free pass to first
as well and the bases were full of
Wildcats. Tyler Huff picked up
his second RBI of the game as
he scored Edenfield after being
hit by a pitch. Anthony Young
reached on a fielder's choice and
was credited with a RBI as Huff
was forced out at second base but
Byler scored on the play. Jeremy
O'Bryan loaded the bases again
after being hit by a pitch. Both
Caleb Chew and Caleb Morris
both picked up a RBI after they
were issued back-to-back walks
that scored Johnson and Young.
Jacob Warner collected his first
RBI after being hit by a pitch and
that allowed O'Bryan to touch
the dish. A fielding error by the

Tigers' centerfielder Mike Leon-
ard allowed Edenfield to reach
base and Chew cross home plate.
Ethan Byler's fourth walk of the
night produced his first RBI as
Morris scored the Wildcats' ninth
run of the inning a give them a
commanding 16-8 lead.
Altha added their final run in
the sixth inning after Tyler Huff
reached on an infield single to the
left side. He advanced to second
and third on wild pitches. With
two outs Jacob Warner's infield
single to the left side plated Huff
and gave the Wildcats their 17-8
"Senior Night" win.
Relief pitcher Ethan Byler (4-
2) picked up the win for Altha.
He came on in the fifth inning
and shut down the Tigers. Of the
seven batters he faced he allowed
one hit and fanned the other six.
Blountstown's reliever, Rog-
er Abbot, was saddled with the
loss. He allowed seven (six were
earned) runs off of two hits and
he had two walks.
Jacob Warner led the Wild-
cats offensively by going 3 for
5, scoring twice and collecting 2
RBIs. Senior Caleb Morris was 2
for 4, crossed the dish twice, and
had a RBI and a stolen base. Se-
nior Jake Edenfield was 2 for 6,
scored three times and was cred-
ited with 5 RBIs. Senior Corey
Johnson went 1 for 3, scored
twice, posted 2 RBIs and stole 2
The Wildcats final two regular
season games are on the road this
week. Yesterday, April 21 they
played Aucilla Christian in a
double header. (See next week's
issue for game details.) Tomor-
row on April 23, Altha will be in
Quincy taking on the East Gads-
den Jaguars in a 5:30 p.m. (CT)
game. In next week's district
tournament in Cottondale, the
Wildcats will play the Sneads Pi-
rates on April 28 at 3 p.m. (CT).


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drive during a recent
softball game on the
Wildcats' field. RIGHT:
Hannah Waldorff makes
the catch. BELOW:
Altha's Amy Tharpe
awaits the catch as
Blountstown's Danielle
Cessna slides into
second base. BOTTOM:
An Altha player slides
into base as the ball gets
away from Blountstown
Tiger Ashley Black.


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berty County Bulldogs who were shut
y the visiting team in Bristol. ABOVE:
jlldog Nolan Brown survives a pickoff
attempt as he returns to first base.
SLEFT: Pitcher Jared Barber winds up
to fire off the ball. RIGHT: The ball
gets ready to fall into the glove of
catcher Scottie Brown. BELOW:
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Kg All E's: Haley Beasley.
Catherine Lewis, Carlee Branch,
Shelby Copas, Cody Haney, Jonathon
Cart, Cassidy Vinson and Mitchell
A Honor Roll
1st Grade: Lucas Barber, Haley
Duggar, Rainey Gay, Madison Geiger,
Makenzie Geiger, Shayla Melton,
Helaman Shuler, Matthew Shuler,
Tucker Singletary, Nathaniel Timmons
and Cason Towles.
2nd Grade: Kaleb Barineau, Ian
Blacvk, Michaela Bradwell, Lindsey
Bunkley, Reagan Gay, Lauren Harger,
Kylie Mullins, Kelsey Nobles, Trinton
Pullam and Traylor Williams.
3rd Grade: Hunter Ammons,
Joseph Fletcher, Marinda Geiger,
Duncan Hosford, Ally Maige, Seth
Nieman, Brooke Shuler, Carlyn Sloat
and Raegan Todd.
4th Grade: Angel Banks, Gunter
Barber, Tyler Hall, Blake Kerr, Abigail
McComb and Carl Sloat.
5th Grade: Bailey Singletary.
6th Grade: William Hosford and
Allison Moore.
7th Grade: Krista Black and
Tristen Parrish.
8th Grade: Billy Bodiford,
Brandon Kennedy, Charles Morris,
IV and Hayden Swier.
Kg -All E's & S's: Austin Waller,
Jonathon Dart, Kade Williams,
Shelbi Earnest, Kenna Mercer, Layla
Herndon, Remi Potter, Aiden Hirsch,
Zac Flanagan, Chase Janinda, Eryk
Beck, Aleena Pitts, Kedryn Copeland,
Arceli Zamudio and Angel Brake.
A/B Honor Roll
Ist Grade: Thomas Allen,
Elizabeth Black, Michael Craig,
Mckenzie Hanna, Summer Hobby,
Hunter Horton, Kortney Kincaid,
Christopher Miranda, Savannah
Myers, Brock Sykes, Colton Thomas
and Sarah Watson.
2nd Grade: Elizabeth Black, Sara
Burke, Camryn Durden, Brandon,
Earnest, Brent Earnest, Megan Hirsch,
Weston Horton, Jacob O'Steen, John
Caleb Peddie, Eric Piercy, Mary Rogers,
James Shiver, Joseph Summerlin and
Gabriel Tomlin.
3rd Grade: Blake Byrum, Bailey
Camp, Tyler Ellison, Jacob Gregory,
Desiree Melton, Rejeana Milligan,
Krystal Morris, Joseph Parker, Braden
Peddie, Austin Rudd, Elana Sanders,
Alec Sansom and Samuel Timmons.
4th Grade: Jakob Abbott, Blade
Barineau, Amelia Burke, Trenton
Fowler, Heather Herndon, Mara
Myers, Charles Piercy, Misti Pullam,
Madison Sessions, Rileigh Sewell,
Zackery Sewell, Katelyn Shiver, Darby
Sullivan, Noah Tomlin and Cierra
5th Grade: Rachel Langston,
Micah McCaskill, Morgan McClendon,
Hannah Murray, Joshua Spence, Mary
Thomas and Zarai Zumudio.
6th Grade: Olivia Black, Melissa
Brown, Ashley Carroll, Cheyenne
Miranda, Mary Sewell and Grrett
7th Grade: TuckerAbbott, Brandon
Black, Trevor Culbreth, Chelsea
Gowan, Lloyd Harger, Winton Lowery,
Christopher O'Steen, Joseph Sellers,
Taylor Shuler and Breanna White.
8th Grade: Madison Barineau,
Morgen Brown, Kirsty Clark, Melvin
Durden III, Josie Montford, Tiffany
Morgan, Brooklynn Sessions and
Shelby White.
Perfect Attendance
Kg: Carlee Branch, Evy Peddie,
Haley Beasley, Shelby Copas, Jonathon
Dart and Cassidy Vinson.
1st Grade: Kortney Kincaid,
Matthew Shuler, Lucas Barber, Cason
Towles, Helamtan Shuler, Brock Sykes
and Nathaniel Timmons.
2nd Grade: Ian Black, John Caleb
Peddie, Holly Ammons, Elizabeth
Black, Chesney Broxton, Lauren
Harger, Kelsey Nobles, Gabriel Tomlin

and Joseph Summerslin.
3rd Grade: Trenton Lewis, Alec
Sansom, Ally Maige, HunterAmmons,
Marinda Geiger, Rejeana Milligan,
Seth Nieman, Braden Peddie and
Austin Rudd.
4th Grade: Noah Tomlin, Gunter
Barber and Trenton Fowler.
5th Grade: Steven Hobby, Meganf
Nichols, Morgan McClendon, Hunter
McDaniel and Donavin Sansom.
6th Grade: Ashley Carroll, Allison
Moore, Madison Peddie, Gavin
Sansom, Kenneth King and William
7th Grade: Krista Black, Lloyd
Harger and Gary Dart.
Panther Pride: KgA-Danielle
Mullins, KgB-Delaynee Cobb, KgC-
Madyson Fine, 1A-Summer Hobby,
IB-Cody Earnest, 2A-Lindsey
Bunkley, 2B-Mary Beth Rogers,
3A-Duncan Hosford, 3B-Desiree
Melton, 4A-Abbie McComb, 4B-Tyler
Hall, 5A-Morgan McClendon,
5B-Sarah Shierling, 6th-Garrett Swier,
7th-Krista Black and 8th-Brandon
Ms. Zann'sKgReadingReadiness:
Austin Waller, Shelby Copas, Carlee
Branch, Haley Beasely, Evy Peddie,
Kade Williams, Jayden Cain, Zac
Flanagan and Kenna Mercer.
Ms. Zann's KgAwesomeAuthors:
Joseph Finuff-January, Hansen Geiger-
February and Evy Peddie-March.
Ms. Karen Stanley's Kg CCC
Awards: Delaynee Cobb.

Blountstown High School
A/B Honor Roll
9th Grade: William Adams,
Chris Adkins, Sarah Barton, Tabatha
Bramblett, Megan Brown, Shalya
Chason, Matthew Digsby, Tyler
Elliott, Jesse Griffin, Devin Harrigill,
Cassandra Hiers, Brooklynn Hunt,
Patrice Jackson, Cassius Jackson-
Donaldson, Megan Layfield, Shirelle
Layfield, Kaley McDonald, Jawon
Mosely, Kadeija Murell, Brittney
Norris, Patrick Pitts, Nicholas Posey-
Cessna, Nilsa Prowant, Melanie Smith,
Katherine Strawn, Trenten Wise and
Kaycee Yon.
10th Grade: Junicia Baker, Faith
Bell, Taylor Brantley-Curl, Jennifer
Brehm, Tasheana Brown, Kelsey
Couch, Tyler Daniels, Gabriel Dawson,
Lindsey Doyal, Eurica Engram,
Mercedez Gammon, Montoya Garrett,
Rachael Garrison, DeeAnna Grimes,
Kenneth Hopkins, Morgan Huggins,
Samuel Hurtado, Caroline Johnson,
Eric Jones, Leslie Jones, Elizabeth
Koonce, Shay'brisha Koonce, Rufus
Lee, Amanda Lunsford, Lacy Maclean,
James McClellan, Madison McDonald,
Paul Mosely, Franklin Murrell,
Makynzie O'Bryan, Kristen Peacock,
Rebecca Pitts, Steven Roland, James
Roney, Dillon Shinberger, Ke'ondre
Simpson, Cameron Smith, Karis
Smith, Kayla Smith, Stephen Smith,
Zachary Whitfield, China Williams and
Cassandra Woods.
11th Grade: Tarak Amin, Stanley
Andrews, Virginia Baker, Colleen
Barbee, Jessica Collier, Jessie Davis,
Stafford Dawson, Shaterial Davis,
Kelby Durham, Hira Farooqi, Kristi
Grumbling, Nicole Hammes, Jacob
Harden, Hellena Johnson, John Jourdan,
Michael Leonard, Tyler McClellan,
Jason Money, Cody Paquette, Natasha
Shiver, Sasha Simmons, Alison Slongo,
Laura Stoltzfus, John Tharpe, Holland
Thornton and Allison Wroblewski.
12th Grade: Ryan Abbott, Kayla
Arrant, Shane Bailey, Shirane Baker,
Steven Brown, Andrew Chewning,
Lance Clemons, Miranda Coxwell,
Lauren Davis, Samantha Ferguson,
Ryan Frye, Joshua Godwin, Christine
Gurliaccio, Amy Hall, Ashlea Hester,

Cherie Hires, Malcolm Ivory, Jimmy
Jackson, William Johnson, Jared King.
Daniel Leonard, Evelyn Lindsey,
Hailey Moravek, Andrea Nunn,
Timothy Rainer, Jasmine Simmons,
Alexandrea Smith, Chelsea Snowden,
Valerie States, Alisha Strawn, Kimberly
Tayor, Amanda Tucker, Ashley Van
Lierop, Jeremy Watson, Shenika

Wilford, Ellen Williams and Trevor
A Honor Roll
9th Grade: Kelsey Bontrager,
Shaquala Butler, Christopher Bryne,
Saad Farooqi, Karissa Flowers,
Geraldine Gutierrez, Semantha Hunter,
Trenton Smith and Leah Stewart.
10th Grade: Cherie Baggett, Shayn

Baggett. Chelsea Bake, Cody Baldwin,
Charles Buggs, Miranda Cain, Morgan
Davis, Stewart Herndon, Jahnice
Jones, David Leonard, Ivy Martin,
Katelin McFarland, Harlea Perdue,
Travis Pittman, Hayley Sumner, Brett
Tanner and Selena Williams.
11th Grade: Ashley Adams and
Maria Trejo.
12th Grade: Joy Armitage, Colton
Bush, Emily Davis, Shelby Godwin,
Max Herndon, Demarco Johnson,
Ariel Savell and Evelyn Smith.

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April 23-29, 2009


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

Waffles and sausagepatty,
assorted cereal with but-
tered toast, assorted fruit
Calhoun County: Sausage
bagel with hash brown,
assorted cereal with but-
tered toast, and assorted
fruit juice.
Liberty County: Sausage
biscuit with hash brown,
assorted cereal with but-
tered toast, and assorted
fruit juice.
Sausage gravy and biscuit,
assorted cereal with but-
tered toast, and assorted
fruit juice.
Pancakes and sausage
patty, assorted cereal with
buttered toast, and as-
sorted fruit juice.
Scrambled egg and grits,
assorted cereal with but-
tered toast, and assorted
fruit juice.

(Pre-K thru 5th)
Japanese Chicken with
egg roll, carrots and apple-
sauce. Alternate: Meatball
Cheese pizza with bread
stick, carrots with ranch
dressing and diced pears.
Alternate: Bologna and
cheese sandwich.
Beef and cheese nachos,
Lettuce, tomato, corn and
mixed fruit. Alternate: Ital-
ian sub sandwich.
Hot dog, mac and cheese,
carrots and applesauce.
Alternate: Turkey club
Spaghetti and meat sauce
with garlic roll, green beans
and pears. Alternate: Buf-
falo chicken wrap.
All menus are
subject to change
Laban Bontrager, DMD
Monica Bontrager, DMD
Bristol, Phone 643-5417

FBLA Competes
by Makynzie O'Bryan
April 13 thru April 16 of last
members met at the Rosen Cet
Orlando for the FBLA State Lea(
Conference. Mrs. Perdue, the
sponsor, took four students, Cody
win, Kelby Durham, Harlea Perdi
Caitlyn Stewart to compete.
Kelby Durham and Cody B
placed 5th in state for Web site di
ment. This is Kelby's third year c
ing and her first time placing. She
competing and the experiences tha
with it. Kelby plans to compete ne
as well. Cody said that the conferer
a great experience but possibly
overwhelming. It was his first yea
peting, and he is looking forward
You can visit bhsfbla.comze.c
view Kelby and Cody's website.
Perdue was also awarded 5th place
for Business Communication. Sh
"It was a really great experience.
to go back next year and possible
pete in a different event." Congratu
to these FBLA members and Mrs.
for their hard work and commitme



The Bristol City
Council will hold
a Public Workshop,
April 27th, 2009
at 6:30 p.m. at
Bristol CityHall.
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FBLA members who competed at state (in the back, left to right) include Kelby Durham
and Cody Baldwin, (in the front left to right) Caitlyn Stewart and Harlea Perdue.

2009 Jr./Sr. Prom
The 2009 Junior/Senior Prom was held Friday, April 17
at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. The theme of the prom
was "A Walk to Remember." Katrina Messer was crowned
prom queen and Ethan Byler was named prom king.
Katrina is the 17-year-old daughter of Geraldine and
Dale Messer. She is active in FFA and Sr. Beta at Altha
School. As a dual-enrolled student, she is a member of
Chipola College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. After grad-
uation, she plans to continue her education at Chipola Col-
lege and FSU majoring in Business/Accounting.
Ethan is the 17-year-old son of Brenda and Glenn Byler.
Ethan is a member of Sr. Beta and SGA. He is also on the
archery, baseball, and basketball teams at Altha School.
He will be attending Chipola College next year, majoring
in Sports Management.
LEFT Prom King Ethan Byler and Prom Queen Katrina

by Brittney Pate
la IlKindergarten registration for
the 2009-10 school year will be
r held on Tuesday, May 5 at Altha
Public School.
Please call Kennesse Dew or
Rhonda O'Bryan at 762-3121 to
make an appointment.

Family Fun Night
by Jeremy O'Bryan
Altha FCA and the PTO will
be hosting a Family Fun Night
on Saturday, April 25. The movie
"BedtimeStories" will be shown
at 7 p.m. You may bring your
lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy
the movie on the lawn. There
will also be food and games so
come and fellowship with us!


Same-Day Service on
Repairs and Relines

Laban Bontrager, DMD

Monica Bontrager, DMD


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

K-102.7 FM Y-1000 AM
WPHK Radio WYBT Radio


LCHS JROTC receives highest rating, 'Honor

Unit with Distinction' from April 14 inspection
a The LCHS JROTC received
the highest rating of Honor Unit
with Distinction on April 14, when
inspectors from the U.S. Army 6th
JROTC Brigade and FSU ROTC
conducted a formal inspection of
their program. These inspections
are held every three years.
LCHS cadets scored 97% on
Sthe inspection and will continue to
wear their gold star on their uniform
signifying they have received the
highest rating.
/ /-. Inspected areas included an in- i .
ranks inspection of all cadets in
uniform, a formal staff briefing, a ..
curriculum review, a Color Guard
and Drill routine and a program/
ABOVE: LTC Minyard, Senior Army Instructor, at LCHS briefing with Army school review. ABOVE: Cadet SSG Jacob Reed commands
Inspector Max Denniston. Also attending were Gay Lewis, Director of The LCHS JROTC program the Color Guard as they perform a competition
Instruction, Sue Summers, Superintendent of Schools and Harriet Brady, supportsthecommunityandschool sequence. BELOW: Army Inspector Max
Principal LCHS. BELOW:Army Instructors from FSU inspect cadets' uniforms conducting numerous projects each Denniston asks cadets questions about the
while in formation, year. JROTC curriculum.

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Tolar wins $2,000 with 'Get Piggy with Education'
SW.R Tolar would like to thank all the parents,
grandparents, aunts and uncles who helped
us win the "Get Piggy with Education" contest
sponsored by Piggly Wiggly. We collected
L 4,062 receipts. Emilio Martinez won a $300
grocery gift certificate for bringing the most
receipts by December and Mary Beth Brown
won a Wii for bringing in the most receipts by
March. W.R. Tolar school won $2,000!

Pictured winning the Individual award in
Algebra II is LCHS's Jing Jing Dai.

LCHS participates in Math

Olympiad at Chipola College
Students from LCHS participated in the 25th
Annual Math Olympiad at Chipola College in the
following categories: Algebra II: Jing Jing Dai,
Jackie Regalado, Melanie Shuler; Geometry:
Kelsey McDaniel, Audrey Johnson,Shawn Arrant;
Algebra I: Molly Holmes, Karen Tucker, Aaron
Jing Jing Dai won first place on the Algebra
II written test and -Shawn Arrant placed on the
Geometry test. Mrs. Kennedy, the sponsor in
charge of the team, said "I am very proud of Jing
Jing and Shawn's excellent performance as well as
the entire team's efforts. We came home, excited
about next year when we will compete, knowing
better how to prepare."

On behalf of Liberty County
High School, the Bulldog Boosters
and Grant Grantham, we wouldlike
to thank C. W Roberts Contracting
Company for donating their time,
equipment, and materials to build a
sandpit for the athletic programs at
L.C.H.S. This will help the athletes
at L.C.H.S. improve their speed
training program. As always, C. W.
Roberts Contracting Company has
demonstrated their commitment to
the community and to the schools
of Lihert County We would also
like to thank Andy Bailey and Don
Stanlev for making this possible for
the students ofL. C.H.S.

LEFT Mary Beth Brown with her Wii and
Emilio Martinez with his $300 grocery gift

Donnie Bolden wins Wii for donating blood
Donnie Bolden is shown
Af receiving a Nintendo
Wii and Wii Fit Board
from Sue Harrison
of Southeastern
Community Blood after
he donated blood at
the LCHS March blood
drive. Not only did he
win such a great prize
from among over 400
student names he also
saved three lives with
his donation.




'Traveling Wall' to pass through Blountstown next Tuesday

On Tuesday, April 28, Calhoun
County has the unique opportunity to
say THANK YOU to a very special
group of Americans.
Vietnam veterans, in many instanc-
es, came home after serving our nation
to a less than appreciative welcome.
Whereas veterans from previous wars
usually came home to grateful com-
munities, many of the Vietnam vets
were treated with disdain or disre-
In 1979, The Vietnam Wall was built
in Washington, D.C. as a memorial
-to the 58,000+ men and women who
lost their lives in that far-away coun-
try. Soldiers served, following orders
from their commanders and leaders
here at home. The "Wall" gives many
people the opportunity to make a sort
of spiritual connection to- those who
did not return from that war.
In 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Me-
morial Fund unveiled a half-scale rep-

lica of the Washington memorial to
travel to communities across Ameri-
The traveling memorial's purpose
is "to allow the souls enshrined on the
Memorial to exist, once more, among
family and friends in the peace and
comfort of familiar surroundings."
The traveling wall, known as The
Wall That Heals ". .. allows the many
thousands of veterans who have been
unable to cope with the prospect of
"facing The Wall" to find the strength
and courage to do so within their own
communities, thus allowing the heal-
ing process to begin."
At approximately 10:25 on the
morning of the April 28, a procession
of motorcycles guarding the travel-
ing wall will make its way by Blount-
stown High School to be set up and
displayed for several days in Apala-
chicola. Although the wall will be in-
side a 73' long trailer, it is still an op-

portunity for our community to come
and support this memorial project.
BHS students will be lining the
streets wearing RED, WHITE and
BLUE and waving flags and signs to
tell the veterans in this entourage how
grateful we are to them.
Veterans of all eras, along with
their families, are invited to find a
spot to sit and view the procession in
front of BHS. We would like to be
sure we have enough seats, so please
call 674-5724 and leave a message if
you would like to join us that morn-

ing. You can also send an e-mail to
corn" sleonardmccrone@gmail.com,
if you prefer.
Due to time constraints, the pro-
cession will not be stopping here in
Blountstown, but will simply travel
slowly through our town,
Please join us at BHS, or some-
where along the route, to show our ap-
preciation to a group of veterans who,
in some cases, have been waiting a
long, long time to be told "THANK

". "

Calhoun County recognized

by state board as one of 7 high

performing school districts

Seven school districts in Florida have
maintained their third year of being
designated Academically High Performing
by the State Board of Education. Calhoun
County was one of the seven, along with
Charlotte, Gilchrist, Martin, Nassau, St.
Johns and Walton.
For a district to be considered
academically high performing, the district
must earn a grade of"A" for 2 consecutive
years and have no district-operated school
that earns a grade of "F", per Florida
Statutes, Section 1003.621. The district
must also meet class size compliance,
audit compliance, and have no material

weaknesses or instances of material
noncompliance noted in the annual
financial audit.
Calhoun County School District is
proud of being designated an Academically
High Performing School District, as it is
a demonstration of the.dedication and
hard work of every person involved
in the education of local students. For
more information on the recognition,
go to http://www.fldoe.org/board/
pdf or http://www.fldoe.org/board/
meetings/2009 03.17/coveracademic.

'Yankee Doodle'coming to Altha school today

MARIANNA-Yankee Doodle will
come to town for hundreds of public school
students this week.
Professional musicians Donna Wissinger
and Joy Myers will help students understand
the role which music and musicians played
in the American Revolutionary War. The
hands-on program for students will be
presented at Altha School April 22, and at
Ponce de Leon Elementary on April 23.

The program will cover the insights,
causes, and attitudes of the various
participants in the conflict.
"The World Turned Upside Down:
Music of the American Revolution" is
sponsored by the Chipola Regional Arts
Association, the Opportunity Fund, and the
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
For more information contact Joan
Stadsklev at 850-718-2301.

Forest receipts total $17,655.05

for Liberty County School Board
The Liberty County School Board was very happy to receive a check from the Florida
Forestry Service at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 14.
The check was presented to Superintendent Sue Summers by Chris Worrell (shown
above) who said he felt honored to present the funds to his alma mater. His 12th grade
goal was to attend college and work for the Foresty Service. He is living his dream.
Worrell graduated from LCHS in 1984 and was famous for his track skills.
The check presented to the school board totaled $17,655.05 and reflects the
distribution of the Tate's Hell and Lake Talquin.State Forest receipts for fiscal year
2007-2008 in accordance with Section 589, Florida Statutes. These funds are generated
from the operation of the state forests, including timber sales and recreation.fees from
visitors. Twenty-four counties, which are home to Florida's income-producing state
forests, divide 15 percent of the gross receipts from a state forest in proportion to the
acreage located in their county.
The school board said these funds were greatly appreciated at a time when other
federal and state funding sources are dwindling.



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PANAMA CITY-William Olin "Sonny Boy"
Shuler, Jr., 82, passed away Wednesday, April
14, 2009. Sonny Boy was born July 2, 1926 in
Bainbridge, GA to Olin and Alice Shuler. He grew
up in Liberty County. He served in the Navy during
WWII and went on a mission in Mississippi for The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Upon
graduating from Florida State University, he taught
school in Calhoun, Liberty, Leon, Taylor and Bay
Counties. He was the Superintendent of Schools in
Liberty County. He was the founder and owner of
Bay Store Equipment for the last 40 years. Sonny
was a hard worker and loved to "wheel and deal." He
loved his family and treasured the time he spend with
his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sonny lived for the gospel of Jesus Christ. His
knowledge of the scriptures was extensive, as was
his desire to serve others. Sonny enjoyed collecting
tools, books and vintage music records. Through the
years, Sonny kept in touch with many of his former
students, missionary contacts and customers. This
brought him great joy.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Olin and
Alice Shuler; a daughter, Lynda and an infant son,
Gregory Todd.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years,
Sylvia,; his brothers, Meealay and Jacob; a sister, Lila
Lavania "Vanie", all of Liberty County; his children,
Donna.Shuler Cronwell and her husband, Dale of
Panama City; Zann Shuler Keltner and her husband,
Kip, presently stationed in Guam; Kathy Shuler Willis
and her husband, Chris of Crawfordville; Jason Shuler
and his wife, Stephanie ofHosford; 13 grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, April 19 at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Panama City,
and a service was held on Monday, April 20 at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bristol.
Interment followed in Hosford Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the missionary
fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Brock's Home Town Funeral Home in Callaway
was in charge of arrangements.
THEODORE, AL-Maude Shiver Owens, 87, of
Theodore, AL, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009 at
her home in Theodore. She was born on October 20,
1921 in Calhoun County and had lived in Theodore
for over 60 years. She was a retired LPN and was
a member of Chapter #179 Order of Eastern Star
of Blountstown. She was a member of the United
Methodist Church in Mobile, AL.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Owens
of Theodore, AL; one daughter, Jo Woycke and her
husband Michael of Theodore, AL; a stepson, Thomas
James Owens and his wife, Mary of Covington, LA;
a stepdaughter, Barbara Sheehan of Theodore, AL;
two brothers, Theron Shiver and his wife, Bea of
Charleston, SC and Oliver Shiver and his wife, Helen
of Chattahoochee; two sisters, Jess Doyal and Inez
Davis, both ofBlountstown; 12 grandchildren and 17
Services were held Tuesday, April 21 from the
graveside at Victory Hill Cemetery near Altha
with Reverend Wyatt Shiver officiating. Interment
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge
of the arrangements.

BRISTOL-Frances Irene Rigsby, 67, went to
be with the Lord, Wednesday, April 1, 2009 after
a valiant battle with cancer. She was a librarian
with the Department of Corrections until her
retirement. She was a member of Lake Mystic
Baptist Church and was active in the Women's
Missionary Union and also served as Church
Training Director and Church Librarian.
She held master's degrees in Religious
Education and Library Science. Her interest in
genealogy compelled her to search long and hard
for information about her family's history. Fran
was a vital part of the Heritage Book Committee
for Liberty County. She enjoyed working outside,
filling her yard with a wide array of plants and
trees. She also had a special place in her heart
for her cats and had several over the years.
Survivors include one brother, Joseph W.
Rigsby, Jr. and his wife, Kaye of Crestview;
two nieces, Martha Jo Finn and her husband,
Eric of Ft. Walton Beach and Audrey Bishop
of Crestview; one nephew, Nathan Rigsby of
Alpharetta, GA; two great nieces, Chloe Finn and
Kristen Bishop; an aunt, June Mixon ofDaytona
Beach and many cousins and friends.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April
18 at Lake Mystic Baptist Church in Bristol.
Interment will be at a later date in Tifton, GA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
the American Cancer Society, 2619 Centennial
Blvd., Suite 101, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Bevis Funeral Home of Bristol was in charge
of arrangements.

NORTH WALTON-TheresaAnnette Stewart,
57, passed away Friday, April 17, 2009 at her
home in Natural Bridge Community in North
Walton County. She was born in Florala, AL,
the daughter of the late Wilburn and Irene Aplin
Adams. She was employed with the Natural Gas
Board in Florala in 1970. She later worked with
Tri County Community Council in Bonifay for
over 30 years. She was an excellent cook and
enjoyed family gatherings. She loved the Eight
Mile Church and helping others was her calling
in life.
She was preceded in death by her brother,
Jimmy Adams.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn Steward;
three sons, Craig Weeks and his wife Frances of
Bonifay, Adams Stewart and his wife, Hope of
Panama City, Kyle Stewart of the Natural Bridge
Community; two sisters, Joann McClellan of
Crestview and Patsy Adams of the Natural Bridge
Community; three grandchildren; Brandon
Robinson of the US Navy of Norfolk, VA, Hunter
Peterson and Dylan Weeks, both of Bonifay;
numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held Monday, April 20 at Evans
Funeral Home with Reverend Edward Cotten
and Reverend Larry Wade officiating. Interment
followed in Eight Mile Cemetery.
Evans Funeral Home was in charge of the

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CALLAWAY-Latricia Diane Elder, 53, of Callaway, passed away
Monday, April 13, 2009 in Panama City. She was a native and lifelong
resident of Bay County and was a homemaker. She was preceded in
death by a brother, Charles Miller and a sister, Deann Lockhart.
Survivors include her husband, William Elder of Callaway; two
sons, Christopher Teall and his wife, Jennifer of Elizabeth City, NC
and Ronald Teall ofNorfolk, VA; two brothers, Melton Miller and his
wife, Lynn, and Tim Justice, all from Panama City; two sisters-in-law,
Patsy Owens and Ginny Pippen of Panama City; two grandchildren,
Christian and Ayden, and many nieces and nephews, including a
special niece, Shawna Ray.
Services were held Friday, April 17 in the Adams Funeral Home
Chapel. Interment followed in the Nettle Ridge Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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Saturday May 2
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We're taking old computers
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HAZ-MATS are Hazardous
Household Materials and other
Toxic Wastes Pesticides Insecticides
* Pool Chemicals Solvents Fertilizers
* Spot Removers Paint Stale Gasoline

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soda and milk jugs,
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"Small businesses in-
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'Linda Yon of Altha
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Tips for using ground covers in the landscape
Ground covers are low- succeeds in providing a suitable ,, a six-inch ajuga or a four-foot covers to choose from for North
growing plants used to cover an cover. Sometimes however, fern? Florida growing conditions.
area in the landscape. Typically, unsuitable growing conditions Before planting, always Some to consider are ajuga
they are perennial, evergreen like too much shade, prevents .. prepare the soil as you would perennial peanut, cast iron
plants with sprawling or its continued success. Other for any other permanent plant, holly fern, autumn fern,
spreading habits. They generally ground covers may provide A type of planting. Remember, English ivy, shore juniper,
are 1 foot or shorter, but taller solutions to a landscaping ground covers are capable of creeping juniper, liriope,
plants are used occasionally. challenge or just add a bit giving long lasting beauty and mondo grass and confederate
In addition to the beauty of much needed texture and function, but their performance jasmine. For more information
they provide, ground covers color. is only as good as the effort one on ground covers, visit the
have practical uses. They can Following are some tips to by Theresa Friday, puts into soil preparation. Florida-Friendly Landscape
guide traffic movement through consider when adding ground Hoticulture ExtensionAgent, Beware of ground covers Web site at www.floridayards.
a site. They lower the ground covers to your landscape. Santa Rosa County that state, "Easy, rapid org/index.php or call your local
temperature and reduce glare. -Use low ground covers for coverage in either sun, shade, Extension Office.
Some are effective in erosion a transition between the lawn wet or dry." They may be Generally, ground covers
control. They are especially area and taller plants in the dry? Select ground covers that horticultural nightmares due .are established in two years,
useful in problem areas such garden bed. will survive and thrive under to their aggressive nature. If although some require slightly
as steep slopes, under low- -Select ground covers your conditions andnotrequire you need fast coverage, closer more or less time. During this
branching trees and shrubs, based upon their ability to heroic measures to keep them planting of better behaved period, a regular program of
places where large tree roots add year-round beauty to the alive! ground covers may be the better irrigation, fertilization and
protrude and confined areas landscape. Herbaceous ground -Moss as a ground cover? answer. weed control insures strong,
where mowing is difficult, covers die back to the ground Sure! While heavy, dense shade -Ground covers are not rapid growth. Mulch aids water
The most widely planted in the winter, exposing bare is often considered a curse, it the "bottom feeders" of the retention in new plantings and
ground cover in today's soil. If this is not the look you is a blessing when it comes to landscape. They add interest, helps the spread of ground
landscape is turfgrass. While want, choose evergreen ground moss. The color and texture of and bring unity to the garden covers that root along their
many people may avoid the use covers, moss can add great interest, making them the unsung heroes stems. Once established; many
of turf as a ground cover, on the -Select ground covers, And, it's virtually maintenance among the more horticulturally ground covers need only an
practicalside, no other plant can according to your site's free. prominent members of the occasional trimming to keep
withstand as much foot traffic conditions: Sun or shade? -Consider the height of the garden. them tidy and within their
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Bank to give

financial lesson

to students for

'Teach Children

To Save Day'
Wakulla Bank employees will
teach fifth-grade classes in
Calhoun, Leon, Liberty and
Wakulla counties this week for
"National Teach Children to
Save Day." The bank plans to
reach more than 1,000 students
using a fun and easy-to-
understand American Bankers
Association curriculum geared
toward helping children learn to
save and spend wisely.
Wakulla Bank President
and CEO Walter C. Dodson Jr.
said the bank is participating in
the program for its third year
because the "Teach Children to
Save" program helps children
learn to make good decisions on
how to manage their money.
"It's never too early to start
saving," said Dodson. "We
hope that our participation
in Teach Children to Save
can help prepare students for
a lifetime of sound money
This year the ABA Education
Foundation is calling on bankers
to accept the Million Child
Challenge and reach 1 million
students with a Teach Children
to Save lesson.
Consider these facts:
*According to "The U.S.
Kids Market," a report from
Packaged Facts, the 41 million
children in the U.S. between
the ages of 5 and 14 have
more than $40 billion in direct
buying power, and annually
influence $146 billion worth of
*A Charles Schwab Teens
and Money 2007 Survey found
that 24 percent of teens think
saving is unimportant because
they are young.
*A 2006 study by Weekly
Reader Research and the
American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants shows
this age group is interested in
learning about saving. When
asked what they would do if
given a gift of $100, 59 percent
of children between the ages of
9 and 12 said they would save
at least $50.
Since the first National Teach
Children to Save Day, 60,000-
plus bankers have reached more
than 2.8 million children and
teens across the country.
Teachers or parents interested
in learning more about Teach
Children to Save may inquire
at any Wakulla Bank branch or
by calling 850/926-7111.

Twenty-four Tolar School eighth-graders, accompanied by 11 adults,
traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to get a look at our nation's
capitol. After a 15-hour bus ride, the kids jumped out ready to see the
sights Wednesday morning. The first day's itinerary included a visit to Mt.
Vernon, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court and the White House,
topped off with nighttime view tours of three presidential memorials. The
group later visited Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Institution
and toured the battlefield at Gettysburg. One highpoint of the tour was
Thursday night's outing to watch the Washington Nationals play the
Philadelphia Phillies, where Tolar School's own Landon Bruffett caught a
home run ball. It was the first ball caught by a spectator in that section of
the stadium since it was first built. PHOTOS COURTESY CARYL MAROTTA

TOP LEFT: Students
got a close up view of
the White House. TOP
RIGHT: Washington's
famed cherry
blossoms weren't in
full force but there
were colorful displays
of tulips brightening
up one of the rainy
days the group spent
touring the city.
ABOVE: One of the
many monuments at
Gettysburg. LEFT:
The Korean War
Memorial. BELOW:
Posing for a final
group shot before
loading up for the ride
back to Bristol.

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2 Piece Living Room Set.
NEW. 100% micro fiber,
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deliver. 222-9879.
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ALL NEW Queen Ortho-
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Set in Sealed Plastic $249,
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Beautiful 7-piece QUEEN
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boxes. $2400 value, must
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Sleigh Bed. $250. NEW in
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Still in boxes. 222-7783.
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Bedroom set, queen headboard,
dresser and mirror in great con-
dition, $200; Kodak Easy Share
digital camera, works great, $50.
Call 674-2842. 4-22, 4-29

Sectional sofa w/pull out bed,
$75; Antique armoire, $350. Call
674-5583 after 3 p.m. 4-22, 4-29

16x27x24 shed, car or camper,
$1,000. Must move. Call 643-
2568. 4-22, 4-29

Mobile home steps, $50 OBO.
Call 593-5235. 4-22,4-29

200 Amp service pole, new, $225.
Call 674-4693. 4-22,4-29

16" color TV with HDTV adapter
(new still in box) and antenna, all
for $75. Call 674-4554. 4-22 4-29

Nintendo Wii with 5 games, 2
controls, 1 year old, worth $400,
asking $150. Call 879-4480.
4-22, 4-29
Six person inside hot tub, in ex-
cellent shape, must move, $500.
Call 643-2568. 4-22,4-29

Misc. office furniture: desk, filing
cabinet, etc., make offer. Call 379-
8892, ext. 202 or 203. 4-15,4-22

Lace up Ropers, brand neW, la-
dies size 8, distressed leather,
$50. Call 379-8892, ext. 202 or 2
03. 4-15,4-22

Green metal table, 6x42, 1/3 bev-
eled glass top, with 4 upholstered
chairs all in good condition, $150.
. Call 482-8346. 4-15,4-22
3-in-one convertible crib, chang-
ing table and dresser drawers,
$200; bedroom linen set, girl's
butterfly design, bumper pad,
sheets, curtains, etc., $100. Call
643-2625 leave message. 4-15,4-22

Two 12" and two 10" punch
speakers in custom box with
82DW SPL amp, fits car or SUV,
$300. Call 510-0763. 4-15,4-22

Glass top table, 72x42 with
chairs, $110. Call 674-1637.
Free: two satellite dishes, you
pick up. Call 762-3370. 4-15,4-22

King size bed with mattress and
box spring, $120; dining room ta-
ble with chairs, $80; sofa with bed,
$50; three recliners, $30 each; two
dressers, $40 each; 27" TV, $50;
entertainment center, $25; tables,
$15 each; two walkers, $10 both;
wheelchairs, $10; bowling ball with
case, $10; wooden computer desk
with chair, $80; glass patio set with
chairs, $80; Sharp TV, $25. Call
Edna at (850) 638-9850 or (850)
814-7966, leave message.
4-15, 4-22

Maytag washer and dryer in
good cdhdition, both work, $125.
Call 447-0501 after 4 p.m. 4-15.4-22

Coleman 3-ton central air con-
ditioner unit with furnace for a
mobile home, both in good work-
ing condition. Call 447-0501 after
4 p.m. 4-15,4-22

Two Lazy Susans,$10 each. Call
674-3264. 4-15, 4-22

Infant car seat/carrier with base,
excellent condition, $25; wood-
en swing set with fort/play deck,
slide, monkey bars, swings and
two-person glider, $75. Call 447-
4204. 4-15,4-22


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


2006 Convertible Sebring Tour-
ing, pearl white, 45K miles, asking
pay off. Call 593-5235. 4-22,4-29

1995 Cadillac Seville, $1,800
OBO. Call 674-5583 after 3 p.m.
4-22, 4-29

1999 VW Beetle GLS, $3,800;
1996 Suzuki 800 Intruder, looks
and runs good, new tires and bat-
tery, $1,200. Call 643-2873 or
643-7772. 4-22,4-29

1990 Honda Accord, white,
4-door, for parts or repair, title
and key included, $300. Call 447-
1693. 4-22,4-29

1997 Teal Chevy Cavalier, paid
$3,200 will take $1,500 OBO,
clear title in hand. Call 379-8433
or 363-9071. 4-15,4-22

1999 Saturn Sudan, midnight
blue, standard, 165K miles,
4-door, AC, 33 mpg, great reliable
car, $2,000. Call 643-7618.
4-15, 4-22

1973 Ford Mustang, brand new
windshield, motor, everything new,
$15,000 OBO; 1972 Mustang
body, $1,000; 1966 3/4 Ton Step-
side Chevy, complete motor and
transmission, all original, needs
body work, make offer; 1984 Nis-
san Datsun, 20K on motor, lots of
new parts, has wiring problems,
$150 OBO. Call 482-8346.
4-15, 4-22

1995 Mercury Cougar, $1,500.
Call 674-1297. 4-15,4-22


Ford Ranger, red, 5-speed, A/C,
good tires, 30+ mpg, diamond tool
box, no oil, great shape, nice rims,
$2,500. Call 447-0709. 4-22, 4-29

2001 Ford Ranger, manual trans-

mission, 5-speed, $100 OBO;
1999 Ford Explorer, body in excel-
lent condition, needs motor work,
$500. Call 674-9867 or 237-1735

after noon.

4-22, 4-29

1986 F-150 4-WD pickup, for
parts, can be fixed, $700 OBO;
1992 Dodge Mini-Van for parts,
can be fixed, $500 OBO. Call
643-2255. 4-22,4-29

1991 Mazda 626, in fair shape,
$500; 1988 F-350 4x4 quad cab,
7.3 liter diesel engine, aluminum
wheels, 34" tires, tow package,
automatic w A/C, $3,500; 1998
Ford Explorer Sport, 4.0 V-6, auto,
electric seats, 2-door, black, runs
good. $2,500. Call 227-4881 or
694-1150. 4-22,4-29

1964 F-150 302, port and polish
MSD3D over 512 lift, cold air intake
heathers, new radiator, BM shifter,
2800 stall, less than 300 miles,
$3,000 firm. Call 447-1378.

1992 Toyota pickup 4WD, runs
good, brand new Buck Shot Mud-
der tires, 32-11-50s, tool box,
ready to go, $3,500. Call 643-
3812. 4-15, 4-22

1998 Chevy Z71 extra cab with
third door, brush guard, step bars
and lift kit, $5,500. Call 237-
4-15, 4-22

1996 Chevrolet 4x4 truck,
new motor, needs transmission,
$2,500; 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe,
loaded, high miles, excellent con-
dition, $4,500. Call 643-2625 leave


4-15, 4-22


Set of tires and rims, aluminum
stock, off of F150 Lariat, BF Goo-
drich Rugged trail, P275/65R18,
$500. Call 643-3812. 4-15,4-22



2007 Yamaha V-Star 650 custom
motorcycle, 3,800 miles, adult rid-
er, $4,800. Call 643-1726.
4-22, 4-29

2006 Kawasaki Ninja 650R, scor-
pion exhaust, 8,700 miles, $4,000,
title in hand. Call 510-0763.
4-15, 4-22


LOST: prescription glasses in
brown case, lost at Harveys on
Wed., April 18. Call 693-6419.
4-22, 4-29



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

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1 bed.1 bath mobile home
in Blountstown. No smok- "
ing. no pels references
and proof of income re-
;300 mco/300 deposit


S 2 Bedroom
STrailer for rent
r. in Altha.
Call 762-9555



85 acres
More or less
Reasonably priced

Call 643-2390
S veings2.


In Bristol
S Mobile home lots
3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
In Blountstown
room eniciency.
utilities included 2BR/bath
and a half apartment
Commercial old Mexican
restaurant Commercial -
200 front ft. with 3 buildings
and fenced in area
Phone 64:3-77401


SWill buy 10 to

| 1,000 acres, g
S priced.
S Immediate
S closing.
SCall (850)
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1 570-0222




Week ofApr. 19 to Apr. 25

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
Aries, romantic endeavors don't
go exactly how you planned, but
that doesn't mean they're unsuc-
cessful. This week you'll find
you're introspective.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, your energy is waning and
you still have to make it through
the week. You will be rewarded on
Wednesday for your hard efforts.
Sagittarius is key this week.

GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
Give your life a mini overhaul,
Gemini. Clear out the clutter,
including any relationships that
have not proven advantageous
through the years.

CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Don't let too many things bother
you this week, Cancer. Harness
an easygoing personality and you
will find that things roll off your
back quite easily.

LEO Jul23/Aug 23
Financial troubles will not
go away with the wave of a
magic wand, Leo. It may be a
good time to sit down with a
professional and work through
your spending habits.

VIRGO -Aug 24/Sept 22
A disagreement with your roman-
tic partner leads to confusion and
tension around the house, Virgo.
Gemini could prove a sounding
board for your concerns.

LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You have to make up some
time you wasted with an activity
that didn't pan out, Libra. This
could mean clocking a few extra
hours on the job. Don't expect
much fun this week.

SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
Scorpio, a bitter tongue gets you
in trouble. However, you manage
to talk yourself out of the trouble
you created. Just watch what you
say for the time being.
As luck would have it, you're
swimming in good fortune this
week, Sagittarius. You'll find a
few extra bucks hidden in a coat
pocket, or you will get some good
news on the phone.

CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Capricorn, when plans are
being made, it is in your best
interest to just go with the flow.
Now is not the time to draw any
added attention your way.

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
Memories will last longer
if you document them instead
of just filing them in the recessess
S of your brain, Aquarius.
Think about getting photos and
mementos in order.

PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
A stroke of inspiration sends you
on a wild goose chase, Pisces. Just
don't stray too far off the beaten
path this week. Love is in the air.
Kate Hudson, Actress (30)
Carmen Electra, Actress/Model
Tony Danza, Actor (58)
Jack Nicholson, Actor (72)
John Cena, Wrestler (32)
Chipper Jones, Athlete (37)
Hank Azaria, Actor (45)

LOST DOG: offering $50 reward,
male Bassett Hound, went miss-
ing during storm on Monday, April
13 off Pea Ridge Road, answers
to 'Flash' and was wearing a silver
chain. Call 447-0410. 4-22.4-29


2006 Fleetwood doublewide,
barely lived in, very clean, needs
to be moved, asking payoff. Call
544-4533 or 643-3711. 4-22,4-29

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



Mechanic tools, set of wrenches,
sockets, ratchets, all still in the box
and a reciprocating saw. Call 643-
3007. 4-22,4-29

Jacobson lawn mower, commer-
cial zero radius, $350. Call 674-
8437. 4-22, 4-29

Big Cub Cadet, high wheel trac-
tor, belly'mower, other garden ac-
cessories, runs great, shed kept,
very good shape, $2,500. -Call
447-0709. 4-22, 4-29

6x12 utility trailer with tandem
axel and gate, $800. Call 237-
2706. 4-15,4-22

E-Z Go golf cart and charger,
$300. Call 544-0402. 4-15,4-22


RV for sale, older model, in de-
cent shape,- asking $700. Call
693-6419. 4-22, 4-29

1994 20" Chateau camper, bum-
per pull, good condition, asking
$3,500. Call 643-8815 and leave
message. UFN

2006 25 ft. Conquest travel trail-
er by Gulf Stream, one slide out,
$12,500. Call 237-2706. 4-15,4-22

1986 29 foot travel trailer, very
nice, located in Blountstown,
$5,000. Call 227-4067. 4-15,4-22


Free Boston Terrier and Brindle
mix puppies, nine, wormed, no
shots, 10 weeks old. Call 762-
9781. 4-22. 4-29

Four pretty kittens, free to a
good home. Call 447-0356 or
237-2945. 4-22,4-29

Free 6-week-old puppies, ador-
able, mixed breed, parents' breed
is unknown, need loving homes.
Call 557-1346. 4-15,4-22

Some of the items to be auctioned off will include

Commercial appliances,
desks, computers,
and other property that can
no longer be used by
the school system.


S Successful bidders will be expected to pay for
and remove all property bought the day of the
auction. Bidders must pay with cash or a check
made out to Liberty County School Board.
All property will be sold "as is" with no warranty
of any kind and all sales will be final.
Any questions concerning the auction may be directed to Marc
J. McCaskill, Director of Facilities at 643-2275 ext. 267 or 266.
SThe Liberty County School Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Any item with a minimum bid will be announced prior to the bidding of that item.

Full blooded German Shepherd,
free to good home, 4 years old,
very friendly. Call 762-2959.
Pekinese full-blooded, male, 7
months old, has had 1st shots and
wormed, $75. Call 379-3242 or
643-6080. 4-15,4-22


Wanted: looking for an add-a-
room; 2000 pick-up truck trading
part on a car, fiberglass sink and
bathtub. Call 674-3264. 4-22, 4-29

Wanted: a total home gym in
good condition and reasonably
priced. Call 674-7854. 4-22, 4-29

Wanted: Camper or something
longer. Call 674-3264. 4-15,4-22

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



2002 14 ft. fiberglass boat, two
20 Hp Mercury motors, 50# thrust
Minkota trolling motor and trailer,
with additional hookup for stick
steering, $1,200 OBO. Call 879-
4480. 4-22,4-29

70 HP Mariner boat motor, 3
cylinder, 2 stroke, stainless steel
prop, excellent shape, hardly
used, $1,000. Call, 850-482-
2549. 4-15,4-22

48 HP Evinrude motor, runs
good, power tilt and trim, $1,400;
5 HP Mercury motor, excellent
shape, $400; 2000 90 HP Tohatsu,
controls and prop, $1,900. Call
227-4881. 4-15,4-22

28 foot Crestliner Cabin Cruiser
boat, 350 V-8 Chevy motor, OMC
outdrive with stainless steel prop,
really good shape, set up for div-
ing with large rear platform, alumi-
num trailer, twin axel, $3,500. Call
227-4881. 4-15,4-22


Yard sale, Saturday May 9 start-
ing at 8:30 a.m., table saw, gas
stove, men's suits, ladies clothes
and shoes, many other items. Lo-
cated at 23506 NW CR 275 in Al-
tha. 4-22,4-29

Three family yard sale Satur-
day, April 25 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.,
in Bristol at 12820 NW Pea Ridge
Rd. across from dentist office.
Household items, table w/4 chairs,
kitchen items, tools; armoire, chiff-
erobe, coffee table and other fur-
niture items.



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


S10 ACRE plus Tracts From *3,995 per acre
$995 Total Down OWNER FINANCING,
S "' 's .No Qualifying
STri-land Inc. R. E. Broker Phone (813) 253-3258
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Members of the Blountstown High School team took second place in the recent Panhandle
Envirothon held at Torreya State Park. Sneads High took first place and the team from
Cottondale came in third. All will compete in the Florida Envirothon to be held April 25.

BHS to compete in Florida Envirothon

West Florida RC&D, along
with Chipola River Soil and Water
Conservation District, hosted
the second annual Panhandle
Envirothon on April 8 in Liberty
High school students from
Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, and
Jackson Counties participated in
the contest, which was held at the
Torreya State Park.
The contest focused onAquatic
Ecology, Forestry, Soils, Wildlife,

Florida's March


rates released
from Kenny Griffin,
Chipola Regional Workforce Board
MRAIANNA-- Liberty County
continues to lead the state with
the lowest unemployment rate of
5.2 percent followed by Alachua
and Monroe at 6.1. percent, Leon
at 6.2 percent, Jackson at 6.7
and Franklin, Wakulla at 6.8
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for March
2009 is 9.7 percent. This
represents 893,000 jobless out
of a labor force of 9,210,000.
The unemployment rate is 0.1
percentage point higher than
the revised February rate of 9.6
percent is up 403 percentage
points from March 2008 rate.
The states current unemployment
rate is 1.2 percentage points
higher that the national rate of
8.5 percent.
Each of the 5 counties that
make up the Chipola Regional
Workforce Board showed of
slight decrease in unemployment.
Florida's total nonagricultural
employment in March 2009 is
7,447,000, representing a job
loss of 424,300, or -5.4 percent
compared to March of 2008. This
is slower that the national rate for
March which is -3.5 percent. The
March 2009 job loss continues
the trend of the over-the-year
declines that began in August

Mar.'09 Feb.'09
Liberty......5.2 5.5
Calhoun,...8.0 8.1
Jackson.....6.7 7.0
Holmes......7.9 8.1
Washington....9.5 9.8

Mar '08

and Current Environmental Issues
(biodiversity in our changing
world). Teams are comprised of
five students from each school,
who debated and reasoned the
correct answers.
The first place winning
team was from Sneads High
School (known as X-Treme
Team), second place went to
Blountstown High School (named
Blountstown Tigers) and third
place went to Cottondale High
School (with their team named
The Conservationists). Trophies
were presented to the first, second,
and third place teams. The teams
with the highest scores on topics
including Aquatics, Forestry,
Soils, Wildlife, and Current Issues
received individual trophies.
The Envirothon was started as
the "Environmental Olympics"
in 1979 by the Pennsylvania
Association of Conservation
Districts. As the concept
expanded to other states, it
became a national competition.

in panhandle
The winning team will compete
at the Florida Envirothon which
will be held in April 25. Winners
of the Florida Envirothon will
have the opportunity to compete
in the Canon Envirothon, which
is the national event.
The Panhandle Regional
Envirothon Committee called
on local resource agencies and
other environmentally concerned
organizations to help facilitate
the event, including the Calhoun
Extension Office, Florida
Wildlife Commission, U.S.
Fish & Wildlife, USDA-Natural
Resources Conservation Service,
Division of Forestry (Calhoun,
Jackson and Liberty), Earth Team
volunteers, FDACS-Office ofAg.
Water Policy, and West Florida
RC&D. The event wouldn't have
been possible without the help
of many volunteers and local.
businesses such as Piggly Wiggly,
Griffin Sand and Concrete,
Wakulla Bank, Oglesby Nursery
and Big River Sports.

Helping Hdnds Make The Difference
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*Power Wheelchairs Equipment -Home Oxygen
*Hospital Beds Needs -Diabetic Shoes
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M & M Motors

2009 After Tax Blowout
2003 Windstar Van..... 7passenger.............$2009
1999 Chevy Malibu..............................$2009
1997 T-Bird...rebuil motor, lessthan 100 miles...... 2009
1998 Ford Escort....goodmileage................ 200
1992 Olds Delta 88....lowmileage.............. $ 2009

1995 Mitsubishi Mighty Max................... 509
1999 F150 S/C .....90K miles, V-8, Auto, AC.... 4018
Nb 2001 Nissan Xterra 4x4..............................6027
iE-l.* -- 1995 Jeep Cherokee...needs trans repair....... S809
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Monday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at
Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol
There is limited seating, so
S please R.S. VP at 643-1566

A Winning Team for Senior Investors
Les Brown teams up with Tarkenton Financial, LLC.
Les Brown is very pleased to announce his affiliation with
Fran Tarkenton, CEO of Tarkenton Financial, LLC, a nation-
al network of independent financial services professionals.
Fran played college football for the University of Georgia
Bulldogs and played in the NFL for 18 years. He was in-
ducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1986.

"Trillions of dollars have been lost in the market," Tarkenton
says, "It's scary. You do not need to take that risk," explains
Tarkenton, "We can show you how to get the rewards from
the market upside with no downside risk. Don't leave your
future to chance."

Les seeks to improve the quality of life of senior citizens
and taking the uncertainty out of retirement. By teaming
up with Fran Tarkenton and Tarkenton Financial, Les Brown
has teamed with not only one of the world's most esteemed
athletes, but also one of the world's most trusted business

"As an independent associate of Tarkenton Financial, I have
greater access to current strategies for preservation of as-
sets and equally as important, I have access to tools that
support those strategies," explains Les.

More and more often these days, retirees are outliving their
retirement savings or losing their savings in the stock mar-

If you have any questions or you'd like to talk with us about
the services that may be available to you through, Les Brown
and Tarkenton Financial, please contact us at 643-1566.


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A Singin' and Swingin' concert

*free to all Thursday, April 23
MARIANNA-"Just a Singin' and Swingin"' a free concert
featuring the Chipola College's Chamber Chorus and Jazz Band is set
for Thursday, April 23,.at 7:00 p.m. in the Chipola Arts Center.
Jazz Band director Daniel Powell says, "The Jazz Band will play
more consecutive notes in a single piece than it ever has before under
my direction. It will continue its tradition of excellent performing
with an eclectic program including Latin, fun, rock, ballad, and swing
styles. Whatever you desire, the CC Jazz Band offers you 'a bailout'
from your hectic life and will deliver an evening of enjoyment and
The Chipola Chamber Chorus' eclectic program under the direction
of Bethany Kiral and accompanied by Dr. Josh Martin will include
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "People Will Say We're in Love,"
Stephen Foster's "Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming," "Deep
Purple," by Peter de Rose, Mendelssohn's "He, Watching Over
Israel," from Elijah and more.
The concert is free and only requires the public to come ready to
tap their toes, expect to have fun, and enjoy a wide variety of good
For information contact Joan Stadsklev, Director of Fine and
Performing Arts at stadsklevj@chipola.edu or by phoning 850-718-

Music/theater scholarship

dates set April
College scholarship audition
dates are scheduled for Music and
Theatre for the 2009-10 academic
Theatre/Musical Theatre
audition dates are April 23 and
May 21.
High school graduates with
acceptable academic records
and aptitude planning to major
in music or theatre are eligible
to apply for scholarships. Show
Choir auditions are open to all
students in all majors. Rock and
Jazz scholarships are available
upon audition for instrumentalists
of any major.
The Show Choir is open to

23 & May 21
all full-time Chipola students.
Students should wear comfortable
clothes and shoes for the dance
audition and bring an accompanied
vocal solo with sheet music or an
accompaniment track. Students
also must bring a completed Show
Choir Application, available in
the Fine Arts Office or at www.
Individual auditions begin at
4 p.m. with solo vocal auditions
followed by a group dance
For information, contact the
Fine and Performing Arts office at
850-718-2227 or Joan Stadsklev
at 718-2301 or stadsklevj@

FWC and other agencies flocking

to rescue declining bird population

"Since the birth of our nation,
four American bird species
have gone extinct, including
the passenger pigeon, once the
world's most abundant bird. At
least 10 more species are possibly
This sad news about troubled
ecosystems in the United States
comes from the recently released
"State of the Birds Report, 2009,"
commissioned by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service.
The report laces its bad news
about drastic losses of migratory
birds with the optimistic and
realistic view that individuals,
businesses, associations and
government agencies can reverse
this trend by working together. In
fact, there are probably 100 things
people can do to help birds. .
Something as simple as
stopping at one of the Great
Florida Birding Trail sites can
make a difference, and there are
almost 500 of them.
"Each time a person goes
birding, his or her activities fuel a
local economy," said Mark Kiser,
a wildlife biologist and birding
trail coordinator for the Florida
.Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC). "When
people buy gas, eat lunch at
a deli or spend the night at a
motel, they give that community
a financial reason to conserve its
wild lands."
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection is
another government agency
organizing multiple approaches
to return bird populations to
sustainable levels. The DEP's
100 Ways in 100 Days initiative
encourages all Floridians to
explore the natural, cultural and
historical treasures in the state.
In its spirit of rediscovering
Florida and the new Get Outdoors
Florida! campaign, of which
the FWC is a partner, parents
are encouraged to lure their
children away from the TV and
computer. One option that can
help mankind's feathered friends
is to take a bird book and a pair
of binoculars or camera and head
off to a park or one of the birding
trail sites. MyFWC.com's "Quick

News from The Florida
Fish and Wildlife

Clicks" will point people where
they want to go.
"You can help save birds by
watching birds," Kiser said.
Focusing on birds that are
endangered, threatened or species
of special concern is another
way. Education may lead to
action. As people learn about the
environmental implications ifjust
one kind of bird is lost, they are
apt to do something about it.
Take the peregrine falcon,
for instance. The world's fastest
bird almost disappeared due
to pesticides such as DDT and
habitat loss. By 1965, there were
only 650 of them still alive in the
United States. Outrage about the
many victims of pesticides led
to restrictions. Captive-breeding
programs were then able to boost
the falcon's numbers to 1,650 by
2002. New scientific estimates
say there are now at least 3,800
adult pairs -- and perhaps as
many as 9,800 pairs -- in North
"The dramatic rebound of
the peregrine falcon (Falco
peregrinus) in the past 35 years
represents one of the greatest
conservation success stories in
this nation's history," according to
the FWC's new draft management
plan for the species.
The federal government took
the peregrine falcon off the
endangered list in 1999, and the
FWC is considering delisting it
in Florida, while maintaining the
same protections.
Other birds haven't fared as"
"The average population for
the common birds in steepest
decline has fallen 68 percent,
from 17.6 million to 5.35 million,"
according to the "State of the
Birds Report, 2009." "Some
species have nose-dived as much
as 80 percent, and all 20 birds

included in the 'Common Birds in
Decline' report have lost at least
50 percent of their population" in
just the past 40 years.
Here's what you can do:
"Birders can take part in citizen
science and volunteer projects to
help protect Florida's birds,"
Kiser said.
For example, there's the
Christmas Bird Count, Great
Backyard Bird Count, North
American Migratory Bird Count,
U.S. Nightjar Survey Network
and the Big Sit.
This sad news about troubled
ecosystems in the United States
comes from the recently released
"State of the Birds Report, 2009,"
commissioned by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service.
The report laces its bad news
about drastic losses of migratory
birds with the optimistic and
realistic view that individuals,
businesses, associations and
government agencies can reverse
this trend by working together. In
fact, there are probably 100 things
people can do to help birds.
Something as simple as
stopping at one of the Great
Florida Birding Trail sites can
make a difference, and there are
almost 500 of them.
S"Each time a person goes
birding, his or her activities fuel a
local economy," said Mark Kiser,
a wildlife biologist and birding
trail coordinator for the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC). "When
people buy gas, eat lunch at
a deli or spend the night at a
motel, they give that community
a financial reason to conserve its
wild lands."
In its spirit of rediscovering
Florida and the new Get Outdoors
Florida! campaign, of which
the FWC is a partner, parents
are encouraged to lure their
children away from the TV and
computer. One option that can
help mankind's feathered friends
is to take a bird book and a pair
of binoculars or camera and head
off to a park or one of the birding
trail sites. MyFWC.com's "Quick
Clicks" will point people where
they want to go.



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PROJECT # 58.107


The Liberty County Board of
County Commissioners will re-
ceive sealed bids from any quali-
fied person, company or corpora-
tion interested in constructing the
following project:


1. County Road 12 @
Johnson Branch

2. County Road 12 @
New Branch

The project will consist of repairs
to two existing box culverts at the
above referenced locations.

Plans and specifications can be
obtained at Preble-Rish, Inc.,
324 Marina Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456, (850) 227-7200.
The bid must conform to Section
287.133(3) Florida Statutes, on
public entity crimes.

Completion date for this project
will be 30 days from the date of
the Notice to Proceed presented
to the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for failure to
complete the project on the speci-
fied date will be set at $1,500.00
per day.

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

Bids will be received until 5:00
p.m. Eastern Time, on May 11,
2009 at the Liberty County Clerk's
Office, Liberty County Courthouse,
Hwy 20, Bristol, Florida 32321,
and will be opened and read aloud
on May 11, 2009, at 7:00 p.m.
Eastern Time. The public is invit-
ed to attend.

Cost for Plans and Specifications
will be $ 50.0Q per set and is
non-refundable. Checks should
be made payable to PREBLE-

The Board of County Commis-
sioners reserves the right to waive
informalities in any bid, to accept

and/or reject any or all bids, and
to accept the bid that in their judg-
ment will be in the best interest of
Liberty County.

If you have any questions, please
call Matt Carpenter at (850) 643-
2771. 4-22 & 429


The Board of County Commis-
sioners will consider at their next
regular meeting on TUESDAY
MAY 11, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. in the
Courtroom of the Courthouse, the
name changing, of the following


This is a private road across from
the Saw Mill south of Bristol.
4-22 & 29

PROJECT # 205.020


The Bristol City Council will receive
sealed bids from any qualified per-
son, company or corporation inter-
ested in performing the scope of
work for the following project:


Specifications can be obtained at
Preble-Rish, Inc., 10490 NW Main
St, Bristol, FL 32321, (850) 643-
2771. The bid must conform to
Section 287.133(3) Florida Stat-
utes, on public entity crimes.

Completion date for this project
will be 90 days from the date of
the Notice to Proceed presented
to the successful bidder.

Liquidated damages for failure to
complete the project on the speci-
fied date will be set at $100.00 per

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

Bids will be received until 5:00
p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on
May 11, 2009 at Bristol City
Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G. Weav-
er Street, P.O. Box 207, Bristol,
Florida 32321, and will be opened
and read aloud on May 11, 2009
, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard
Time. The Board reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.

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


CASE NO.: 09-005 CA





NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor-
dance with the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated April 8, 2009,
in the above styled cause, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the North front door of
the Calhoun County Courthouse,
at 20859 Central Ave. E. Blount-
stown, FL 32424 at 11:00 a.m.
CST on June 11th, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property in Cal-
houn County:

Commence at the Southeast Cor-
ner of the Northeast Quarter of the
Southwest Quarter of Section 36,
Township 1 North, Range 10 West,
Calhoun County, Florida and run
thence North 89 degrees 42 min-
utes 47 seconds West, a distance
of 75.00 feet to the Southeast Cor-
ner of lands described in Official
Records Book 199 at Page 331
of the Public Records of Calhoun
County, Florida; thence North 00
degrees 17 minutes 13 seconds
East along the Easterly bound-
ary of said lands, a distance of
25.93 feet to a point on the North-
erly right of way boundary of State
Road No. 20; thence North 89
degrees 22 minutes 32 seconds
West along said Northerly right of
way boundary, a distance of 7.08
feet to the southerly projection
of an old fence; thence North 00
degrees 44 minutes 19 seconds
East along said southerly projec-
tion, said fence and the northerly
projection of said fence, a dis-
tance of 184.03 feet to the North-

Calhoun County School Board

The School Board of Calhoun County is accepting appli-
cations for the following position:
Lunchroom Manager
Terms of Employment: 10 months
Salary: Commensurate with Current Salary Schedule
Applicant Qualifications: High School diploma or equiva-
lent; one year experience in school food service or
related work desired; must have some knowledge of the
principles of nutrition and quantity food service manage-

Apply online at www.calhounflschools.org, Applications
must be completed by May 1, 2009, 12:00 A.M.
A copy of the job duties pertaining to this position is avail-
able at the School Board Office.
Questions concerning this job opening may be directed to
Mrs. Diana Alday, Food Service Assistant at the Special
Programs Office or Tommy McClellan, Superintendent.
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to
race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital

early boundary of the aforesaid
lands described in official Records
Book 199 at Page 331, thence
North 89 degrees 42 minutes 47
seconds West along the Northerly
boundary of said lands, a distance
of 129.37 feet; thence South 00
degrees 17 minutes 13 seconds
West along the Westerly bound-
ary of said lands, a distance of
183.27 feet to the aforesaid North-
erly right of way boundary; thence
South 89 degrees 22 minutes 32
seconds East along said Northerly
right of way boundary, a distance
of 127.92 feet to the POINT OF

Dated this 9th day of April, 2009.

Ruth Attaway,
Clerk of the Court

Lori Flowers,
Deputy Clerk 4-15& 4-22

Liberty County School
Board is proposing
changes to the following

6.40 Assessment
of Employees

A public hearing on this
policy will be held on
May 11th at the Liberty
County Administrative
Offices, Hwy 12 South,
Bristol, FL 32321 at 5:05
pm. Copies of the poli-
cies are available at the
Superintendent's Office.
4-22 T5-6


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Chipola College student art

on display through April 28
MARIANNA-An art exhibit featuring the work of Chipola
College students is now on display in the gallery of the McLendon
Fine Arts building.
The original works were created in Drawing I and II, Sculpture,
Three-Dimensional Art, and Ceramics classes taught by art instructors
Kelly Boehmer and Chuck Carbia.
The public is invited to enjoy the exhibit weekdays from 7:45 a.m.
to 3:45 p.m. through April 28.

New Little Crown steam engine makes trial run

before opening day at Veterans Memorial Park

The Little Crown steam en-
gine fired off on a trial basis Sat-
urday, April 18 to get ready for
its debut at Veterans Memorial
Civic Center Park's upcoming
Golden-Spike ceremony, sched-

uled for Saturday, May 2 at 10
a.m. (ET). The ceremony will
be followed by several events at
the park, including the official
opening 1/2 mile of track (now
6600 feet) with rides on the new

250' trestle through the cypress
There is water under the
trestle, a walking bridge and
the cypress along the rails with
other trees at that spot, are in full
bloom, making quite a beautiful
Earlier this month, the Lib-
erty County Board of County
Commissioners passed a resolu-
tion honoring Tom Keenan for
pursuing his vision of putting
a train in the park, building the
spacious Depot/Museum and
adding to our wonderful civic
center and park area.
The park is looking beautiful
with the new landscaping and
new fixtures, including the reno-
vated rest rooms adjacent to the
west pavilion.



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