Man arrested for stealing recycling
materials from his employer.......2
wallet left on
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
A convenience store clerk in
Blountstown was charged with
grand theft after a surveillance
video showed her removing
$600 in cash from a wallet left
behind by a customer, according
to a report from the Blountstown
Taryn Renee' Hussey, 22, of
Blountstown was arrested June
After reviewing the video
from June 8, BPD Cpl. Patrick
Crawford saw a customer leave
on top of
TARYN HUSSEY East. The
walked out of the store at 6:18
p.m. after apparently forgetting
about putting his wallet down.
Crawford gave the following
account of the clerk's actions:
Two minutes after the customer
left, Hussey moved the wallet
from the register and placed it on
the countertop. She waited a few
minutes before opening the wallet
and taking out six $100 bills. She
kept the money and threw the
wallet into the trash. Around 11
p.m., she removed the garbage
bag from the trash can and put it
in the dumpster.
When questioned by police
officers, Hussey admitted to
taking the wallet and the cash.
She said she put the $600 in her
The empty wallet was found
around 2:34 p.m. the next day
inside the garbage bag.
She was later released on $600
Man, juvenile charged with break-in
at Scotts Ferry General Store......2
Visitors tour remodeled workspace
for Calhoun County deputies ....19
THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY Cs
� , Volume 31, Number 24 Wednesday, June 15, 2011
ABOVE: Enrique Martinez is moved on a stretcher from the accident site to AirMedic II after the
emergency helicopter landed on SR 65 Sunday afternoon. BELOW: The Nissan SUV is shown
after the crash. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
Passenger ejected when vehicle
veers off SR 65 t en
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
One man was hospitalized in serious
condition and two women sustained minor injuries.
injuries in a single-vehicle accident on SR A second passenger, Enrique Martinez III,
65, approximately 3.5 miles south of Telogia 25, of Hialeah, suffered serious injuries when
Sunday afternoon, according to a report from he was ejected from the back seat. He was not
the Florida Highway Patrol. wearing a seatbelt.
A 2004 Nissan Murano was northbound on Martinez was transported to Tallahassee
SR 65 around 5 p.m. when the driver, Stephanie Memorial Hospital by emergency helicopter.
Marie Morales Sosa, 22, of Orlando, failed to Sosa was taken to Calhoun-Liberty Hospital
negotiate a curve, by Calhoun EMS and Lopez was transported
The SUV traveled off the road and onto the to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by Liberty
right shoulder, traveling approximately 210 feet EMS.
before the driver overcorrected by steering to the Sosa was cited for careless driving. A witness
left. The Nissan veered back onto the road at a to the crash indicated that the vehicle was
sharp angle. The driver then overcorrected by traveling approximately 80 mph.
steering to the right. The vehicle went back onto Assisting the Florida Highway Patrol at the
the shoulder of the road while rotating counter scene was the Liberty County Sheriff's Office,
clockwise and overturned three times. the Hosford Fire Department, AirMedic II and
Both the driver and one passenger, identified as both Calhoun and Liberty EMS.
21-year-oldNicole Marie Lopez of Tallahassee, The accident was investigated by FHP
were wearing their seatbelts and had minor Trooper Jason King.
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
When a woman went to clean a
Bristol residence last month, she
got rid of more than the dust - she
helped herself to several pieces
of jewelry valued at $4,000,
according to a report from the
Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
Joni Bodiford, 33, was charged
with grand theft from a person
over 65 years of age.
Bodiford went to the SR 20
home of Patricia "Tot" Butler with
to clean the
May 26. The
S JONI BODIFORD
her friend to
help with that day's work.
Butler had worn the jewelry
- including four rings and a
pair of earrings - the previous
evening. She told deputies
she had taken off the rings and
left them in the kitchen after
Bodiford cleaned the
kitchen the next day and had
access to the rest of the home,
according to Butler.
When Investigator Brian
Bateman questioned the women
at their NW CR 12 residence on
May 27, Bodiford insisted that
she did not take the jewelry and
blamed her roommate with the
theft. Bodiford then went to a
shed and pulled out the jewelry
from a pink purse which was
among numerous items belonging
"The manner in which
Bodiford searched for and found
the jewelry made it obvious to this
deputy that Bodiford had personal
knowledge of the location of the
jewelry, despite the charade that
she performed," the investigator
stated in his report.
The jewelry was returned to
Man arrested after traveling to Bristol to have sex with 13-year-old
by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor
They met online in January. Later, they began
exchanging sexually explicit text messages on
their cell phones. This week, they decided to
meet in Bristol.
He is a 22-year-old man from Monticello. The
girl he came to meet and planned to have sex with
is 13. She brought along her 15-year-old friend.
That's the information compiled by Liberty
County Sheriff's Office Deputy Nick Finch after
he responded to a suspicious person complaint
when someone noticed a man and two young
girls walking into the woods on the lot next to the
Dollar General Store Monday.
When the deputy caught up with Thomas
Hutchenson Smith III, the girls had disappeared.
Finch told Smith he needed to speak with the
girls. Smith made a call on his cell phone and
the younger girl walked over from the store. The
13-year-old said her friend had left. A call was
made to the older girl who returned with her
When asked what they were all doing in the
woods, one of the girls said they had just met her
cousin, apparently referring to Smith, and were
all "just fooling around."
See MAN TARGETS TEEN on page 21
Sheriff's Log.....2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary.....6, 7 Something to remember on Father's Day...8
Birthdays and weddings...11 National Forest issues fire restrictions... 12 Obituaries... 17 Classifieds...20 & 21
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 15, 2011
Shoe prints link pair to burglary at Scotts Ferry General Store
Jason Lee Sovems, 21, of Blountstown
and an unnamed juvenile accomplice have
been charged with burglary of a structure,
grand theft and criminal mischief for a
break-in at the Scotts Ferry General Store
on SR 71 S.
A store clerk called to report the
burglary when he arrived to open up the
store at 5:54 a.m. on June 7.
A door on the south side of the building
was pried open, giving the thieves entry
into a back room where they pried a
piece of wood off the wall to get access
to a hinged clasp
held in place with
packs of cigarettes
beer and other
items were taken.
The value of the
JAMES SOVERNS was estimated at
and $1,500. The pair also stole a fake
surveillance camera that was positioned
high on a wall inside the store.
Deputies made a quick arrest after
matching shoe prints at the scene to tennis
shoes owned by the boys.
After learning that some boys living
nearby had previously caused problems by
dislodging the store's canoes and pushing
them into the river, Investigator Michael
Bryant and Deputy Gary McGee went to
A 40-year-old Blountstown
man who is currently on
probation for theft was
charged with burglary of a
structure after a large amount
of copper and other property
went missing from Cumbaa
Enterprises last week.
Arrested was James Lee
Johnson. He is being held on
Deputies were called to JAMES LE
the scene June 7 when the
yard foreman at the business
discovered that someone had gotten past
the six-foot-tall chainlink fence topped
with barbed wire and removed 280
pounds of copper, valued at $1,030.40
from a bin.
Also missing from the business was
two tool boxes with each containing
about $300 in tools, and 15 to 20 radiators
valued at $15 each.
Despite a recent rain, deputies were
able to follow tracks from a building and
through a maze of metal and doors to the
recycling yard, where they eventually
reached the gate at Midway Avenue. There
they found more of the same tracks, which
went in different directions indicating the
suspect had made numerous trips in and
out of the business.
Co-workers reported that Johnson
had not come to work that day and
told deputies he was known to use that
pathway to come and go from work.
A bicycle he sometimes used was still
parked along the path.
Major Roman Wood went to Johnson's
home to speak with him but did not get
ask a few
compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks
spotted shoeprints in the dirt that matched
prints found across from the store.
Soverns answered the door when
investigators arrived at the home of Chris
Hasty. In plain view near the couch where
Soverns had been sleeping they saw two
pair of shoes: a pair of white Reeboks in
size 12 and a pair of size 8 Fila shoes in
red, black and white. After a quick look at
the soles of the shoes they knew they had a
match with prints found at the scene.
Investigators learned from the
homeowner that a juvenile was staying
next door in a home that was being
When they spoke with the boy, he
admitted he and Soverns had broken into
the store and took them to a shed on the
property where the stolen goods had been
hidden in a plastic bag.
Items found in the shed included
numerous packs of cigarettes along with
73 packs of rolling papers, 56 lighters,
several packages of chewing tobacco
and Swisher Sweet cigars, chewing gum
and three cans of snuff. The juvenile said
Soverns threw the surveillance camera in
the woods behind the shed.
The juvenile then stated there was
directed them to the items and t
191 packs of cigarettes along
packs of cigars.
Soverns denied being invo
the burglary but did admit the
found were his.
The juvenile said Sovems a
him and suggested they brea
store. He said they walked to
He stated that Soverns used a c
an answer when he knocked.
Hearing an air conditioner
running, Wood went to the
side of the house to knock
on a window. As he headed
back to his vehicle, he looked
on the back porch to see if
anyone was stirring inside
and noticed a pair of shoes
with an usual sole pattern that
matched shoeprints found
JOHNSON along the trail leading from
the recycling business. He
collected the shoes. Johnson
was then found at "The Cut" and brought
to the sheriff's office.
In a recorded interview, Johnson
denied going to the recycling yard earlier
that morning. He said he had gone to
McDonald's and visited his aunt around
1:30 a.m. before going home.
He then said that he did go to the
recycling yard, stating that he needed to
switch out a tire on the bike that he was
using with one he had left on Cumbaa's
property. He admitted walking through the
property but said he was looking for tools
so he could change the bicycle tire.
The next day, Wood learned that a man
who was not related to Johnson but was
considered like an uncle to him reported
that Johnson had brought a bucket of
copper and left it on his porch at his
Thomas Drive residence. He said Johnson
had done the same in the past. He allowed
deputies to search his property and they
found several items, including 12 of the
missing radiators, two pillow cases and
a black plastic bag all containing wiring
*Starla Christmas, VOCP,
*Katy Feeley, possession of
a controlled substance (Xanax),
*Justin Anderson, possession
of more than 20 grams of mari-
juana, possession of marijuana
with intent to sell, possession of
a Schedule III narcotic (Lortab),
possession of drug paraphernalia,
*Mark Hodges, DUI, CCSO.
*Mary Hicks, VOP (warrant),
*Ashley Starling, child abuse
(times 2) (warrant), CCSO.
*Franklin Kevin Johnson, child
*Lisa Pumphery, manufacture of
*Jason Soverns, burglary of a
*Christopher Leach, VOP,
*Christopher Hollen, failure to
*James Johnson, burglary of a
conveyance (1 count), grand theft
(1 count), CCSO.
*Cecil Miles, VOSP, CCSO.
*Jody Parker Crisp, VOCC,
*Chantel Pickens, VOCP,
*Taryn Hussey, grand theft,
*James Davis, VOCP, CCSO.
*Terrence Gustin, disorderly
*Keith Jones, introduction of
*Ernest Hatcher, DUI, CCSO.
*Gregory Cooper, DUI, driving
with license suspended or re-
*Mary Hicks, holding for CCSO,
*Lisa T. Pumphrey, holding for
*Ashley Starling, holding for
*Brooks Breslin, VOCP,
*Anthony Combs, VOSP,
*Jody Crisp, holding for CCSO,
*John Messer, VOP, LCSO.
*Taryn Hussey, holding for
*Thaddeus Alston, sentenced
from court, LCSO.
*Crystal Wooten, holding for
*Murphy Miles, sentenced from
*Kaylan Beauchamp, holding
for CCSO, CCSO.
*John Handford, VOCC,
*Andrew Ramsey, VOCC.
*Robert Murray, VOP, LCSO.
*Zachary Taylor, possession of
more than 20 grams of marijuana,
possession of drug paraphernalia,
*Bruce McGill, driving with li-
cense suspended or revoked with
*John E. Hinds, II, DUI alcohol
or drugs, LCSO.
Listings include name followed by
charge andidentification of arresting
agency. The names above represent
those charged. We remind our read-
ers that all are presumed innocent
until proven guilty.
Accidents.............02 Traffic Citations.................10
Special details (business escorts, traffic details)..... 111
Business alarms.....05 Residential alarms..........00
Com plaints.......................................................... 46
Blountstown man charged with
stealing recycling materials and
tools from Cumbaa Enterprises
Blountstown Police Dept. June 6 - June 12, 2011
a second get inside and stepped up on a chair to pull
plastic bag down the security camera that was over the
of stolen cash register.
g o o d s. Later that afternoon, the juvenile said
Soverns, that he and Sovems hid two suitcases of
who at beer in an abandoned house on Blonde
that point Carter Road. A deputy recovered the beer
was in and found a pry bar believed to have been
custody, used in the burglary.
they found Sovems asked to talk with a deputy
with seven later that afternoon and offered to provide
information about other crimes if the
lved with current charges against him could be
shoes they dropped. When told the charges would
stand, Soverns declined to provide any
approached further information.
k into the Soverns is being held on a $45,000
the store. bond and the juvenile was released to his
row bar to mother.
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RE: Fair Housing Workshop
All persons are invited to attend these
In accordance with the Americans With
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accommodations to participate in this
proceeding should contact the clerks of-
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6t ARREST REPORTS Edior Teresa Eubank-
Two charged after nearly $2,000 in
cash, 7.1 ounces of marijuana seized
Deputies reported finding
over $2,000 in cash along with
marijuana, paraphernalia and
several pills after a traffic stop
earlier this month, according to
an arrest report from the Calhoun
County Sheriff's Office. The
driver's 1991 Cadillac was also
Cpl. William Dalton was
monitoring traffic at the
intersection of SR 73 and CR
274 at 7:19 p.m. on June 3
when he saw a white Cadillac
approaching. Noting that the vehicle's
window tint was "very dark," Dalton
signaled for the driver to pull over.
Dalton noticed the odor of burning
marijuana when he approached the
driver and when he looked inside, he
spotted a partially smoked marijuana
cigarette on the floorboard. In the
event report, he noted that the driver,
Justin Lee Anderson, 22, who listed
addresses in both Altha and Fountain,
tried to block his view as he opened
and shut the center console.
Anderson and his three passengers,
including Katy Jayne-Barr Feeley,
25, of Panama City, were asked
to step out of the vehicle.
During a pat down search of ITh
the driver, a single white pill aft
- later identified as Lortab - a M
JUSTIN ANDERSON KATY FEELEY
was found wrapped in plastic in his
During a search of the car, three
separate packages of marijuana
totaling 201 grams (7.1 ounces) was
found, along with a large amount of
cash and some pills.
Confiscated items included:
* 18 grams of marijuana and a pack
of rolling papers in a clear plastic
bag, found in the center console.
*Two plastic bags - one containing
165 grams of marijuana and another
with 18 grams - and a package of
rolling papers were found tucked
inside a Royal Crown bag under the
*Two cigarette packs with
burnt marijuana roaches were
found in the driver's seat.
Another burnt marijuana roach
was found on the floorboard.
*Three pills identified as
Xanax were found in Feeley's
purse, along with $690 in
*Cash totaling $1,227 was
found in Anderson's wallet.
During an interview with
deputies at the county jail,
Anderson said the marijuana
was his and that Feeley had no
knowledge of it being in the car.
When asked where he got the
marijuana, Anderson said he "found
it" in Bay County.
Anderson was charged with
possession of marijuana with intent
to sell, possession of more than 20
grams of marijuana, possession of a
Schedule III narcotic (Lortab) and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Feeley was charged with
possession of a controlled substance
(Xanax) and was released on a
$2,500 bond. Anderson was released
on a $15,000 bond.
ree charged with growing marijuana
er one points out plants to deputy
Three people were charged with
manufacturing marijuana after one of
them reported that the plants were growing
at their Pumphrey Road residence in
Calhoun County last week.
Charged June 6 was Lisa Pumphrey,
her husband, Woody Pumphrey and his
brother, Rodney Pumphrey.
Deputies were contacted around 7:34
p.m. during a dispute between Lisa
Pumphrey and her husband. After a phone
call to the home, a deputy found that the
two had settled down.
About 30 minutes later, a sheriff's
office dispatcher reported a second call,
this time about an argument between
Lisa Pumphrey and her brother-in-law,
Rodney Pumphrey, who lives at the same
Deputy Bobby Lee Sims arrived at
the W. W. Pumphrey Road residence and
spoke with the brother-in-law, who said
Lisa had left after their argument.
According to the deputy's report,
Rodney Pumphrey then stated that Lisa
Pumphrey had been cultivating marijuana
and showed him where three of the illegal
plants were growing in pots on the south
side of the home. One plant was about
three feet tall; the others were between
one foot and a foot-and-a-half tall.
The deputy caught up with Lisa
Pumphrey at her son's home and spoke
with her about the plants. She said her
husband and brother-in-law had both
helped in the growing process.
Lisa Pumphrey was arrested June 6 and
later released on $15,000 bond. Warrants
were issued for her husband and brother-
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grams of marijuana following to Tallahassee to pick up a
a traffic stop Saturday night in dog.
Liberty County. While speaking with
Zachary P. Taylor was - Taylor, Revell noticed a leafy
pulled over after Deputy substance on his shirt that
Bobby Revell responded to appeared to be marijuana.
a complaint about a reckless When asked if he had
driver on State Road 20 around any of the illegal weed in
11:32p.m. ZACHARY TAYLOR his possession, the driver
The deputy found a green admitted there was some in
Ford pickup going 72 mph his pocket and more in the
in a 60 mph zone and followed behind, center console.
watching as it crossed the double center A total of 7.3 grams was found in a
line into the oncoming lane several plastic bag in his pocket. The second
times before pulling it over just west of bag, taken from the console, held 12.8
Dempsey Barron Road, according to the grams.
arrest report. Taylor was charged and his vehicle
When asked for his license, Taylor was impounded. During a search of the
handed over a temporary driving permit, vehicle, a marijuana grinder and three
which restricted him to driving for marijuana blunts were found.
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classes in Bristol
starting June 27
A beginner machine quilting class will
be taught at the Veterans Memorial Civic
Center for six Mondays beginning June 27
through Aug. 1. Times will be from of 2-5
p.m. or 6-9 p.m. The class will be taught
by quilting expert Sandy Voss. Registration
fee payment of $60 and sign-up must take
place before June 24.
Class will cover understanding how to
use rulers, rotary cutters, different pins and
needles, how to piece and press intersec-
tions and much more. By the end of class
participants will have completed several
squares that could be used to make pil-
lows, throw or wall hanging. You do not
need to own any equipment to participate
in the class. Necessary equipment will be
available for loan during class.
Call the Liberty County Extension Of-
fice at 643-2229 for more information.
meeting set for June 23
The Liberty County Tobacco-Free Part-
nership will hold an organizational meeting
on Thursday, June 23, from 2- 3 p.m. (ET).
The meeting will be held at the Veterans
Memorial Civic Center in Room 10.
The Partnership invites all members of
the community who are concerned about
tobacco prevention and control to attend
the meeting and join in the dialogue.
These meetings provide a great oppor-
tunity for you to network with others who
share your concerns about tobacco use as
well as participate in meaningful effective
tobacco prevent projects.
Chester Family Reunion
set for June 25 in Quincy
The Chester family will hold their 75th
annual family reunion on Saturday, June 25
at Sycamore Methodist Church, beginning
at 11 a.m. (ET). Please bring a covered dish
and an old picture or family information.
For more information please call Win-
ston Chester at (850) 819-5548. Remember
the reunion is always held the Saturday
after Father's Day each year.
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Pup Camp to be
held on June 17
at LCHS Gym
The Liberty County Varsity Cheerlead-
ers invite girls ages 3 - 13 to join our 2011
Football Pup Camp on Friday, June 17 from
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Liberty County
High School Gym. Parents are asked to
come at 1 p.m. to see the performance!
Your child will be invited to cheer at an
LCHS home football game this season.
The camp is $25 per child and each child
should bring a drink and a sack lunch. An
ice chest to keep things cold and a snack
break will be provided.
The camp will consist of cheer/chant,
dance, jump/stunt, and craft centers.
For early registration please call Stacie
Fant at W.R. Tolar School at 643-2426.
Benefit cookout for
Alexis Patty family
There will be a benefit chicken pilau for
the family ofAlexis Patty ofthe Blue Creek
Community. All proceeds will go toward
helping family with funeral expenses and
your support is greatly appreciated.
The cookout will take place at the
Liberty County Sheriff's Department on
Friday, June 24, beginning at 11 a.m.
(ET). Dinners are $6 each and will consist
of chicken pilau, green beans, cole slaw,
bread and dessert.
Tickets are not mandatory but are
preferred for larger orders and delivery is
available. To purchase or donate, please
contact Henrietta Hobby at 643-2375.
'Cooking Around the
World' on June 28 & 29
The Liberty County Extension Office
will be sponsoring a "Cooking Around the
World" day camp on June 28 and 29 from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial
The day camp is for ages 8-15 years and
is limited to 16 participants. The cost for
the camp is $25 each. Deadline to register
by is June 24.
For more information or to register call
Food preservation class
slated June 27 in Bristol
With vegetables in season, it is time to
fire up the canners. The UF/IFAS, Liberty
County Extension office is offering a be-
ginners food preservation class Monday,
June 27 either from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. or
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. to be held at the Veterans
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Ribbon-cutting held for
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday to wel-
come Blountstown's newest business on Central
Avenue. CompuNet Technical Services is a compre-
hensive technology services and solutions center
serving Calhoun, Gulf, Bay, Washington, Jackson,
Liberty and Gadsden counties. They offer a variety
of scalable technology solutions for the home and
small business. They design, build, install, service
and maintain personal and business computers,
home and office networks, multimedia and home
theater systems, and wireless and mobile technolo-
gies. Owners Cherie and Julio Mayorga are originally
from St. Petersburg and have been living in Clarks-
ville for the past three years. Cherie is of the White
family, originally from Blountstown. Her son Michael
is also part of the company. Shown from left: Kevin
Yoder, Calhoun Chamber Director Kristy Terry, Wes
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Apalachicola Riverkeeper will host fourth annual 2011
Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Carrabelle Aug. 26 & 27
APALACHICOLA - The Apalachicola River-
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for the fourth year.
The festival will open in Carrabelle at the City
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at 7 p.m. and in Apalachicola at the Dixie Theater,
21 Avenue E, Apalachicola at 7 p.m. on September
2 and 3. Admission is free.
"The film festival is inspiring, eye-opening, and
helps me to be abetter steward ofmy personal environ-
ment" said Kayd Selden, Apalachicola Riverkeeper
Operations and Outreach Coordinator. "This is the
fourth time we have hosted this event but it is the
9th film festival organized under the banner of the
South Yuba River Citizens League. Each year the
films are different and amazing."
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A RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS
BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.
The Anthony Weiner scandal shows that despite
the wars and the economy, we're all really still in
9th grade. - JAY LENO
Lawmakers here in New York have proposed a
new program to teach teenagers about the dan-
gers of sexting. Seriously? How about a program
to teach New York lawmakers about the dangers of
sexting? - JIMMY FALLON
It turns out that one of the women Congressman
Anthony Weiner was communicating with was a
porn star. When asked how it was possible to get
involved with someone in such a sleazy business,
the porn star said, "I don't know." - CONAN O'BRIEN
When the economy is bad, it means budget cuts
and teacher layoffs. That means the next genera-
tion won't even know as much about American his-
tory as Sarah Palin. - JAY LENO
The Chinese economy has shown signs of slowing
down. Experts say that's what happens when your
workforce starts to enter its teens. - CONAN O'BRIEN
A new poll shows that President Obama is losing
the popularity boost he got after Osama bin Laden's
death. Or as Gadhafi's putting it, "Uh oh."
- JIMMY FALLON
Congressman Weiner has admitted that he did
carry on explicit online relationships with six differ-
ent women. Well, he thought they were women.
Turns out three were woman, one was a guy pre-
tending to be a woman, and the other two were
congressmen. - JAY LENO
The list of women who got sexy pics from Antho-
ny Weiner keeps growing. As of now it's a porn star,
a single mom from Texas, a blackjack dealer, and
a student from Seattle. Is this a sex scandal of the
next cast of Survivor? "Survivor: Weiner Island."
- CRAIG FERGUSON
President Obama and House Speaker John
Boehner have agreed to play a round of golf to-
gether. Imagine the two of them at the end of that
golf game? Boehner will be crying over his score
and Obama will be giving three explanations as to
why his score is actually better than it appears.
- JAY LENO
Michelle Obama is taking Sasha and Malia to
South Africa and Botswana and Sarah Palin was
like, "Wow, they're going to all the places Paul Re-
vere went." - JIMMY FALLON
A new Republican presidential poll has Herman
Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, tied for
second with Sarah Palin. Or as Obama put it, "Do I
even need to campaign at this point?"
- JIMMY FALLON
Legal experts are now investigating John Ed-
wards for the money he spent to hide his mistress
and love child. The good news for Edwards is that
he is now eligible to run for governor of California.
- JAY LENO
They have announced that they have picked a
new temporary leader of Al Qaeda. To be honest, I
was a bit surprised they went with Ashton Kutcher.
- CONAN O'BRIEN
I heard about a retirement home in California
that's growing its own medical marijuana. Or as the
residents put it, "Who wants to visit grandma now,
you whippersnappers?" - JIMMY FALLON
America remains in trouble until
we find a way to curb spending
As I watch the news, listen to
talking heads, read the newspapers
and weekly magazines, all of which
expound on America's troubles, I'm
reminded of Laurel and Hardy car-
toons that I use to watch on Satur-
day afternoons when I was a kid.
Oliver Hardy, the rotund one with
the mustache and bowler hat cooks
up some scheme that you know is
going to end in disaster. Stan Laurel, the skinny,
hapless half of the duo obediently goes along with
Ollie's plan. Sure enough, the train wreck occurs
and as Ollie and Stan are watching the sky fall,
Ollie turns to Stanley and says, "Stan, what a fine
mess you have gotten us into now."
Today, we all watch as Ollie the politician cooks
up some scheme that promises a chicken in every
pot, but now that America's sky is falling, Ollie
the politician turns to all of us Stanleys, the hap-
less, know-nothing American public, and shrugs
his shoulders when we ask him how we got into
America does have a cash flow problem that re-
quires us to borrow scads of money to cover our
spending habits. While this problem needs reso-
lution, Republicans have politicized the issue and
convinced a large segment of the American public
that we all are going to die and go to Hell unless
the federal budget is balanced.
I've written many times that the national debt
and annual deficit can be resolved without all this
national angst. Scrub down the federal budget and
define essential spending. Ending Medicare, Med-
icaid and Social Security is not the answer. Mil-
lions of Americans depend on that Social Security
check and Medicare for their ailments.
As I was writing this column, a piece from Lon-
don's Financial Times popped on my computer
screen. The British conservatives, like what Amer-
ican conservatives are trying to do, have imple-
mented an austere spending program, particularly
on Britain's universal health care system. The Brit-
ish government has discovered that placing a cap
on annual medical spending for a family will be
disastrous for the poor. So, the British are rethink-
ing their draconian cuts in medical
NER But our own homegrown conser-
vatives are worshiping at the altar
Retired military of Ryan economics and plan to do
than extensive to the American people what Brit-
iomestic and ain is doing, or planned to do, to the
es. He lives in British people. Give 'em a medical
voucher and hope for the best.
Defense spending can be cur-
tailed. Stop spending money on
wars of convenience. Converting Middle East so-
cieties to Christianity and American style democ-
racies isn't going to happen, no matter how many
of them we kill. We are spending $2 billion per
week in Afghanistan. We are spending millions in
this dustup with Muammar Gadhafi. America pays
about 75% of the cost of NATO.
I was a NATO staff officer, but the Cold War
is over. Many of our former Warsaw Pact enemy
nations are now members of NATO. Time to close
down NATO and form some other European de-
fense pact in which each country pays its way.
As a society, we are unable to cope with com-
plicated societal issues like healthcare. Last week
I had lunch with a retired Dutch army officer that I
knew when I lived in the Netherlands. The Dutch
have universal health care. My friend pays about
$175 per month for full medical coverage, even
when he is traveling in America or some other
country. If you make money in the Netherlands,
you pay taxes. Also, there is a 19% VAT that all
consumers pay when they buy goods or services.
Our annual deficit problem can be resolved by
returning to the Clinton tax rates, ending our par-
ticipation in the three wars in the Middle East, and
controlling healthcare costs.
But none of that will happen because our elect-
ed representatives don't have the backbone to do
the heavy lifting of telling the American people
that taxes have to be raised, defense spending cur-
tailed, wars ended and healthcare costs reduced.
Why should a pill cost 25 cents in Canada and a
dollar in the US?
America is in trouble, but unless our elected
representatives find some backbone to resist cor-
porate lobbyists, then America's train wreck will
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'It's the jobs, stupid'
WASHINGTON - With the announcement that his top eco-
nomic advisor at the White House, Austan Goolsbee, is leav-
ing to return to academia, President Obama once again has the
chance to reshape and jump start his economic team. The latest
jobs numbers were so disappointing that it's fair to ask whether
the administration has the right policies in place, or if a mid-
course correction is needed, together with a fresh face.
The voters have lost confidence in the economic recovery,
and in Obama's performance. The president is back down to a
47 percent approval rating, which is where he was before the
daring raid that captured and killed Osama bin Laden.
Getting Bin laden gave a boost to Obama on national securi-
ty, an issue where Democrats typically lag behind Republicans.
But the upcoming election will be fought over the economy and
the persistent joblessness that so far neither political party has
successfully addressed. The public is conditioned by Republi-
can rhetoric and the Fox News echo chamber to accept as fact
that Americans are over-taxed, and that too much government
spending is preventing the economy from taking off
It's fiction to believe that if government spending dries up,
private capital will fill the void. Private capital collapsed in the
fall of 2008, which is why the Bush administration with the
knowledge and consent of the Obama team jumped in to fill the
void with government bailouts that everybody hated, but that
saved the financial system. It was a bipartisan rescue mission.
Keynesian economics, or pump priming, is the classic way
for a government to get out of a recession. The term goes back
to the Great Depression when an array of public works agen-
cies were set up
to get money
into the econo-
my and to stim-
spending. It was
enough that in
1937 FDR lis-
The economy needs more
juice, and Obama needs to
stand up and articulate what
he believes it needs to get
Americans back to work.
tened to advisors who urged him to reduce spending and bal-
ance the budget. He cut way back on public workers, bringing
public works projects almost to a standstill.
The result was a major contraction in the recovery that FDR
had set in motion. The 1937-38 "Roosevelt Recession" is wide-
ly attributed to the cuts in spending undertaken prematurely
before the economy had fully recovered.
Everybody should be made to read a one-paragraph history
of the Great Depression, and the lesson Roosevelt learned. You
don't cut back in a recession. The spending associated with
World War II lifted the country into prosperity. The logic is
simple; spending works, but let's do it without going to war.
(Iraq and Afghanistan don't count; they are drains on the U.S.
Treasury, but they are not even close to the scale of World War
A massive project to put Americans back to work, to free us
from foreign oil, to rebuild the country's infrastructure, these
are the big ideas that can save the economy, and the Obama
The bipartisan group that is meeting with Vice President
Biden to formulate a deal that will allow the debt limit to rise is
reportedly imbued with a new sense of urgency after the poor
jobs report last week. Among the things they're considering is
a business payroll tax cut.
The economy needs more juice, and Obama needs to stand up
and articulate what he believes it needs to get Americans back
to work. Whether he can get Congress to support him should be
a secondary consideration. We get the feeling he doesn't want
to undertake anything in this partisan climate because he knows
he can't get the votes. That shouldn't be the measure, not with
Mitt Romney running even with Obama in the latest Washing-
ton Post poll. If the president has solutions, we need to hear
them. Bill Clinton ran on the theme, "It's the economy, stupid."
Obama needs to run on a variation of that theme: "It's the jobs,
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 15, 2011
On Father's Day, it's good to remember that
our nation is filled with many men of character
There is a vast difference
between fathers and men who
produce children. Impregnating
a female doe snot make a father.
It is far more than a reproduc- \.
tive act. A father has a heart
for his child. A father will protect
and provide for his family. A father
loves and does not abuse. Father is
a term of endearment that should not
be used lightly.
The role of father has been greatly
maligned in our society. Men are the
laughingstock of many TV sitcoms.
Ahealthy father role model ontoday's
television screen is an endangered
Life in a fatherless world is tough.
Nothing threatens a child's self-con-
cept more than the lack of approval
from a loving, faithful father. Boys
need healthy fathers to discover their
identity. Girls need a healthy father
image even more.
Many children live every day with
abusive men. The chances that abused
children will repeat their experiences
with their children is very high. And
the beat goes on. Prison populations
continue to grow. Schools are in-
creasingly challenged with disruptive
students from abusive homes.
by Roger King of Blountstown
But people can and do change. I am
in business that helps people change.
Chains of abuse can be broken. Re-
gardless of your past, you can have
a better future. Change starts with
a relationship with a Father. It was
His Son who taught us to pray, "Our
Father, who art in heaven..." Isn't it
interesting that our faith begins with
a prayer to "Father"?
There are many deadbeat dads and
men who don't deserve the "Father"
title. For some foolish reason, it's
the Anthony Weiners that receive all
I still see many men of character in
our nation. Last year I was in Wash-
ington with more than a half million
people on 8/28. It was an awesome
crowd focusing on restoring honor in
America. Everywhere I looked, there
were men. Many were fathers with
children in their arms. Give a man a
place to stand and many will.
In 1997, crowd of men estimated
between seven hundred thousand and
one million gathered in the same area.
They were on the Washington
Mall which stretches from the
U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln
Memorial. The crowd was
three hundred yards wide and
a mile long. They were there to
demonstrate their resolve to be bet-
ter men and fathers in their families
and communities. It was the larg-
est known gathering of men ever in
peacetime. The sponsoring organiza-
tion was Promise Keepers and as the
name indicates, their commitment
was to be faithful to their faith, their
families, and their God.
A million men, just men, united
in voice and purpose is almost incon-
ceivable. What drew them together?
For many, it was their father's heart.
The father's heart is beating in
America. In spite of all the bad news,
there are signs of hope in our country.
None is more encouraging than the
Roger King is pastor of Gateway Baptist
Church in Blountstown. He graduated
from Blountstown High School in 1970
and the University of Florida in 1975 with
a degree in psychology. He has served
as pastor of several area churches. He
and his wife Alice have four children;
Jeff, James, Jared and Rachael.
meets at Chipola
The Florida Workforce Board of Directors met
at Chipola College on May 26. Pictured from
left, are: Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough;
Peggy Dransfield, Workforce Florida Executive
Assistant; and Chris Hart, President/CEO of
Workforce Florida. Workforce Florida's Board
is a diverse group of leaders in business,
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overseeing the state workforce system. For
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Have looked forwordsto express howmuch gratitude,
thankfulness and appreciation I have for the community
I live in. During my mother and father's illness our
community has been such a blessing.
I would like to thank every church in Liberty, Cal-
houn and Gadsden as well as the surrounding counties
for keeping my family on their prayer list. I would like
to thank my family at Florida State Hospital for their
prayers and support during the last several months. I
believe in the power of prayer, and this is what has kept
my family strong during these difficult times.
My father went to heaven with the grace, dignity,
and love that he desired. His last thoughts and wishes
were to thank the wonderful people of Liberty County
and the surrounding area we live in for everything they
did for us.
I thank God for the many special friends who were
there for us. I hope to be the friend to all of you that
you have been to me. I love living in this community
because when tragedy strikes a family, the community
comes in like the calvary to help. God bless each and
every person. We love you.
Jeanine Revell and family,
Iris Eubanks, Ricky Revell
and Jimmy Lee Revell
Words cannot express our heartfelt appreciation to
everyone who has reached out to us during the loss of
our son, Robby McDonald. There is no way we will
ever be able to list each of you because the outpouring
of love and support has been so tremendous.
We are thankful for our family, the many friends, and
our church families who have helped carry us through
this time. The food, flowers, and most important, your
prayers, have been God's arms embracing us. We have
been truly blessed.
We know our sweet Robby's memory will never
leave us and through the sad days to come the wonder-
ful memories you all have shared will be a comfort to
May God bless you and your family. The peace of
God surpasses all understanding. We love and appreci-
Robert, Lawana, and Joseph McDonald
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This could truly be
her perception, yes, as
it is with many people
who remember no colors
in their dreams. In fact,
many people dream in
color, but it's not unusual
for those colors to be so
de-emphasized in the
overall remembrance of
the dream as to be unno-
ticed. Often the dreamer
only notes color if there
is a specific reason for
the color to be apparent.
For instance, someone
might dream that they
had found some long-lost
item that they'd lost in
real life, say a vivid-blue
sweater, and in this case
the sweater might show
up in their dream as the
same blue. Often, dreams
are more concerned with
people, or anxieties about
work or money, or com-
petitions in sports or
other life events. In these
scenarios, the interac-
tions are less tangible
and more emotional or
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Father's Day. The U.S. government adopted an 8-hour
cerebral, so there's little
reason that color would
For dreamers who do
perceive color, often the
particular colors noticed
have some significance
to the dreamer. For in-
stance, a woman may
associate black with
elegance or sophistica-
tion, such as in a black
evening dress worn to
a very formal occasion.
Someone else might as-
sociate black with evil
doings or witchcraft. An
abundance of colors in a
dream probably signals
a high level of energy
or excitement, as well.
Don't assume, however,
that "black and white"
dreams are necessarily
mundane or pallid. More
likely, color simply isn't
According to folklore,
colors in dreams have
certain meanings: black
Stop cutting asparagus
when the yield decreases
and the spears diminish
in size. Top-dress the bed
with compost or well-
Stake tomatoes or
build cages around
Plant beets and carrots
for a late-fall crop.
As the days grow
warmer, yank up lettuce
that begins to bolt and
toss it on your compost
pile. Plant another crop
of beans in its place.
Thin crowded plant-
ings of lettuce, carrots,
indicates sorrow and
illness; blue, tranquility
and good fortune; yellow,
sadness and trouble; red,
happiness or good news.
So, may all your dreams
be red and blue.
How was it deter-
mined that the ! ,gthil of
5,280 feet would be the
equivalent ofa mile?
-F. A., Richmond, Va.
The statute mile of
5,280 feet originated in
the Roman mille passus,
or "thousand paces,"
which measured 5,000
Roman feet. A Roman
pace equaled 5 Roman
feet, measured from the
point at which the heel
of one foot was raised to
the point at which it was
set down again after an
intervening step by the
other foot. Around the
year 1500, the mile was
divided into 8 furlongs,
with each furlong mea-
Jobs for June
from The Old Farmer's Almanac
beets, and herbs. Give
them a good watering
when thejob is finished to
help the roots of remain-
ing plants recover from
any damage your pulling
may have inflicted.
your basil plantings and
remove all the clusters of
flower buds that form at
the stem ends the minute
you see them form-
ing. This will encourage
nice bushy plants and
a continuing supply of
JUNE 1 (
Full Strawberry Moon
during 625 feet. Later,
under Queen Elizabeth
I, the Statute of 1593
confirmed the use of a
shorter foot, which made
the length of a furlong
660 feet, adding another
280 feet to the mile.
Can you '.... st a
homemade oven clean-
-T. C., Rogers, Ark.
With ovens, a little
patience often works bet-
ter than those extremely
smelly and sometimes
toxic commercial clean-
ers. To clean an oven
overnight, put a cup or
two of ammonia in a
shallow pan and set the
pan on a lower rack,
toward the back of the
oven. Close the door
and leave overnight. In
the morning, open the
oven door and allow the
oven to ventilate before
cleaning. Overnight, the
ammonia vapors will
have loosenedthe crud on
the oven walls and floor.
Scrub the oven, using a
baking soda paste, then
cleaner left on overnight
also works wonders. Mix
2 tablespoons dishwash-
ing liquid, 2 teaspoons
borax, 1/4 cup ammonia,
and 1-1/2 cups warm
water. Apply to the oven,
let sit overnight, and then
scrub in the morning.
Of course, we suggest
that you always consult
the owner's manual for
self-cleaning ovens to
look for warnings about
using these products.
plastic tubs or saucers
in the garden, set level
with the soil, to lure
slugs to a drunken
death. (Studies show
they prefer imported
beer.) Or place a few old
boards in the garden and
turn them over every
morning to find slugs
as they sleep. Dispose
of them by dropping
them into soapy water
or crushing them with
Mulch around trees to
create a safe zone where
your mower won't go.
Nicking atree trunk can
seriously damage even a
PETS A PEOPLE
Alli is half-Jack Russell Terrier, half-Chihuahua,
which you can imagine makes her quite the spunky
-, Sdog. Alli's 14-year-old owner, Ashleyn Barfield,
will be quick to tell you that Alli isn't much of a
( "people dog" and only really likes her. If she
isn't hiding under Ashlyn's bed,
Allie is barking at anyone who
. comes for a visit. The little dog
likes to be outside more than
inside. She enjoys running around
and watching the chickens and
cows. When she isn't lounging
around outside, the little dog is
inside curled up in Ashlyn's
lap, waiting for the next
person to come in so
she can bark at them.
She also likes to try to
catch Ashlyn's sister
� Ashlyn is the
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Transition to FCAT 2.0 keeps statewide scores constant;
State FCAT results show improvements in science
TALLAHASSEE - Florida Educa-
tion Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith
announced the 2011 Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test 2.0 (FCAT 2.0)
Reading results for grades 4-10, FCAT
2.0 Mathematics results for grades 4-8,
FCAT Mathematics results for grade 10
and FCAT Science results for grades 5,
8 and 11.
As expected, statewide results for
FCAT 2.0 assessments remained es-
sentially the same as last year due to the
process usedto transition to the new, more
rigorous assessments. FCAT Science and
the Grade 10 FCAT Mathematics were
the last time,
creases for all
grades and a
at grade 10 in
out to our teach-
ers and school
progress in the years ahead."
Florida's statewide assessments are
currently undergoing a transition from
the FCAT to the new FCAT 2.0 and
Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assess-
ments. These new assessments are based
on Florida's updated, more rigorous cur-
riculum standards that were adopted by
the State Board of Education several years
ago. To help complete this transition, a
method was used this year to link the new
FCAT 2.0 assessment results to the old
FCAT score scale, resulting in essentially
the same percentage of students statewide
scoring at each achievement level in 2011,
As expected, state-
wide results for FCAT
the same as last year
due to the process used
to transition to the
new, more rigorous
lessly this year to raise the achievement
of our students and better prepare them
for future success," said Commissioner
Smith. "Because of their efforts, thetransi-
tion to more demanding assessments has
been nearly seamless and I am confident
that our focus on higher expectations
for all children will result in significant
as in 2010.
results for this
year, it does
allow for dif-
ferent results at
the district and
It is important
to note that stu-
ment on FCAT
2.0 this year
is not being
reported on a
new score scale
since the new scale and achievement
level standards will not be established
until this fall.
Therefore, student scores represent
performance on this new test reported
on the old FCAT score scale.
Results from the FCAT Science and
the Grade 10 FCAT Mathematics remain
on the same score scale, allowing for
statewide comparisons to be made to
previous years. Highlights of these results
are as follows:
* The percentage of students scoring
proficient and above (Achievement Level
3 and higher) on Grade 5 FCAT Science
increased two percentage points to 51
* The percentage of students scor-
ing proficient and above
(Achievement Level 3 and
higher) on Grade 8 FCAT
Science increased three i
percentage points to 46
* The percentage of
students scoring proficient
and above (Achievement Gifts f,
Level 3 and higher) on
Grade 11 FCAT Science
increased two percentage
points to 40 percent.
* The percentage of
grade 10 students scor-
ing proficient and above u.
(Achievement Level 3 and
higher) on Grade 10 FCAT
Mathematics decreased by
two percentage points to
71 percent. 'J
"I'mveryencouragedby " "
the continued progress we
are seeing in science, but Fathel
the overall performance of Stop
our students is still far too a3N
low," added Commissioner or \
Smith. "Important changes
have recently been made
to accelerate this prog- Hui v 7"1.
ress, including increased
graduation requirements m Tele
that include critical science courses, our
next generation curriculum standards that
hone in on core science concepts and our
Race to the Top win that has given us ad-
ditional resources to concentrate on this
vital subject area."
To view this year s statewide assessment
results andlearn more about the transition
to FCAT 2.0 and EOC assessments, visit
at the ied light beside Diamond Cotnet
phone 447-0763 or 447-0433 rE
Dangerous heat indices expected today
TALLAHASSEE- - Florida Emergen-
cy Management officials are encourag-
ing residents and visitors to the Sunshine
State to take precautions tomorrow as
afternoon temperatures may reach above
normal in the 95 tol102 degree range,
with heat indices as high as 108 to 112
degrees, from Walton County east to
The National Weather Service has
issued a Heat Advisory for the Eastern
Florida Panhandle and Franklin and Lib-
erty Counties of the Florida Big Bend for
Wednesday, June 15 during the afternoon
hours due to extremely dangerous heat
indices which are expected to persist for
several hours. Walton, Bay, Washington,
Holmes, Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson, Frank-
lin and Liberty counties are included in
the Heat Advisory.
"A large ridge of high pressure over
the region will continue to keep after-
noon temperatures very hot," said Depu-
ty State Meteorologist Michelle Palmer.
"A wind shift on Wednesday will push
Gulf moisture further inland, resulting in
higher relative humidity levels and dan-
gerous heat indices. It is important that
our residents and visitors take precau-
tions by remaining hydrated and avoid-
ing extended hours in the afternoon sun
HEAT SAFETY TIPS
*Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored c Inlhig Light colors
will reflect away some of the sun's energy. It is also a good idea to wear a hat
or to use an umbrella.
*Drink water Carry water or juice with you and drink continuously even if
you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body.
* Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid high-protein foods, which in-
crease metabolic heat.
,Slow down and avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous activity,
do it during the coolest part of the day - morning hours between 4 and 7 a.m.
-Stay indoors when possible. If air conditioning is not available, stay on the
lowest floor out of the sunshine. Remember that electric fans do not cool, they
simply circulate the air
*Be a good neighbor Check in on elderly residents in your neighborhood
and those who do not have air conditioning.
*Don't forget your pets. Make sure they have access to water, ventilation
Liberty County School District
Request V2 Cent Sales Tax
The economic situation for everyone is difficult and the School Dis-
trict is no exception. The district is facing decreasing revenues and
increasing cost. Since 2008-2009, the district revenues have de-
clined by $3.1 million or 25% while fuel and energy cost have con-
tinued to increase. The only other source of revenue for the district
is through an increase in the millage rate for property owners in the
district. The Budget Advisory Committee recommended the 1/cent
sales tax in lieu of the millage increase. They felt the 1/2 cent sales
tax was a fairer tax and would bring in revenue from individuals out-
side the district.
The district has been and will continue to design a budget, from
the revenues provided, while maintaining a solid and well rounded
education for the students of Liberty County. To maintain this qual-
ity education, the 1/2 cent sales tax is being proposed. The project-
ed revenue from the sales tax is approximately $148,000 and can
only be spent on renovation and repair of facilities and computer
hardware and software. Several projects have been identified that
the sales tax funds would make possible. Those include increasing
the technology at all schools in preparation for additional computer
based testing, energy efficiency renovations to save on utility cost
and the mandated move to digital text.
The citizens of Liberty County will have the opportunity to vote
on the referendum on August 30, 2011.
If you would like more information on this issue please contact the
District School Board Office at 643-2275 or by email sue.summers@
JUNE 15, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11
Basket Weaving Class set June 25
The Panhandle Pioneer - -- . baskets. All members of the
Settlement will be holding family participated in pull-
a Basket Weaving Class ing splints and the actual
on Saturday, June 25 from weaving of the baskets.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT) in B Basket weaving is
the Club House. The s. ' truly an art and craft
class will cost $20 per A'% that can be shared
person and a spot must
be reserved ahead of time.
Baskets were necessary to the early
American families. They were used for
unlimited chores, such as gathering eggs,
cheese making, shopping, and gathering
the fruits of the harvest and for carrying
food to the farm animals.
Afterthe crops were harvested and cold
weather approached, many farm families
would use their winter months making
and experience with those
who appreciate and want to preserve an
almost extinct American Heritage.
Share the experience with a loved one
and make that lasting memory. Space is
limited so please call 674-2777 for reser-
vations and for more information.
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a Living
History Museum in Northwest Florida For
more information on the Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement please visit www.ppmuseum.org.
Jelly and jam making classes July 23
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will canning and food preservation. You will
be offering a jelly and jam making class learn a step-by-step beginner's recipe for
on Saturday, July 23 at the Club House a simple, fun process that will work like
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (CT). The class a charm.
will cost $12 and participants must make Learn how your grandmothers once
reservations. All tools are supplied for made jelly and jam. Share the experience
this class. with a loved one and make that lasting
Homemade jams and jellies make ap- memory. Space is limited so please call
preciated gifts from friends and family 674-2777 for reservations and for more
who have learned basic skills in the art of information.
Hall graduates from basic training
Army Pvt. Brion A. Hall has gradu-
ated from basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the
soldier studiedthe Army mission, history,
tradition and core values, physical fitness,
and received instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military weapons,
chemical warfare and bayonet train-
ing, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and unarmed com-
bat, map reading, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice system, basic
first aid, foot marches and field training
He is the son of Rolando Davis and
William Simmons, both of Blount-
Hall graduated in 2010 from Blount-
stown High School.
Jerry Lee McCullen and Jen-
nifer Lee Anne Rogers would
like to announce their marriage to
take place on July 1 at 7 p.m. in
Blountstown Community Church
with the reception to follow.
Lee Anne is the daughter of
Barbara Potter of Grand Ridge
and Larry Rogers of Bristol. Her
grandparents are Quinice and
Willbur Dalton of Grand Ridge
and Opal and Tommy Rogers of
Bristol. She graduated from Lib-
erty County High School and is
currently employed with Liberty
Jerry is the son of Jerry Lynn
McCullen and Jina McCullen,
both ofTampa. His grandparents are Graci
and Cork McKinnon andAnn and Willard
McCullen, all of Tampa. He also gradu-
ated from Liberty County High School
and is now employed by Keith McNeil
Shelton McCullen of Madison, brother
of the groom, will serve as best man while
to marry July 1
Desiree Ammons ofHosford, sister of the
bride will serve as maid of honor. Jaden
Potter and Holly Ammons will serve as
flower girls and Ashton Ammons will be
the ring bearer.
The couple plans to live in Bristol after
No local invitations will be sent and all
friends and family are invited to attend.
Turner, Shuler to wed June 30 in Orlando
iRobert and Anne Turner are
pleased to announce the marriage
of their daughter Auslinn Brooke to
' Samuel Derek Shuler, son of Sammy
and Jill Shuler. They will be married
S- " in the Latter Day Saints Temple in
* Orlando on June 30.
A reception will be held in their
N-- ,honor on Friday, July 1 in Bristol at
the Veterans Memorial Civic Center
from 6 to 8 p.m. (ET). All friends and
family are invited to attend. No local
invitations are being sent.
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Trinity Rainn McKay will celebrate
her tenth birthday on June 20. She
is the daughter of James and Sha-
ree McKay. She has one sister, Ma-
dason Jade McKay. Her grandpar-
ents are Billy and Barbara Hobby of
Bristol, Linda and George Snellman
and Jim McKay of New Port Richey.
Trinity loves to swim and be outside.
She spends most of her time play-
ing with cousins.
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Reagan Biblo celebrated her fifth
birthday on June 14. She is the
daughter of Joey and Lacy Bilbo.
Her grandparents are Wayne and
Carol Sutton, Phil and Bonita Deck
and Jimmy and Clare Bilbo. Rea-
gan enjoys coloring and playing
with her best friend Ciana.
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Apalachicola National Forest issues fire restrictions
Concerned about the risk of wildfires due to prevail-
ing and extreme drought conditions, the Forest Service
is issuing a temporary ban on campfires on the Apala-
chicola National Forest.
Stove fires are allowed in commercially designed
devices for cooking such as propane cook stoves and
above-the-ground pedestal grills.
Fires placed directly on the ground for cooking pur-
poses are considered campfires and are prohibited.
The ban also extends to the operation of any internal
or external combustion engines, like those found on
all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and motorcycles, without a
spark-arresting device properly installed and maintained
in an effective working order.
Despite all our good intentions, carelessness starts
wildfires and increases the risks to firefighters as well
as the local community, including their lives, homes
Current weather predictions do not show any sig-
nificant rainfall for the near future. Drought indexes
in the area place the Apalachicola National Forest in
indicate extreme wildfire conditions. Extreme condi-
tions mean fires start quickly, spread furiously, and
Violations of these prohibitions is punishable by a
fine of not more than $5,000.00 for an individual and
$10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not
more than six months, or both.
The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
Large wildfire creating new smoke near White City in Gulf County
GULF COUNTY-AFloridaDivision The goodnews There is al- will keep a close eye on this new fire.
of Forestry aircraft pilot has detected a is that it ap- ways the pos- WewanteveryoneparticularlyinGulf,
newwildfirein GulfCountyonlyabout5 pears to have sibility that Bay, Calhoun, and Liberty counties to
to 7 miles southeast ofthe Doc Whitfield itself 'con- this uniquely know that the smoke that they might be
Road Fire from last week that crews are tained'. That 'self-contained' experiencing now is most likely from
still working. The 'new' fire is being means that it wildfire could this new Lake Wimico wildfireandNOT
called the "Lake Wimico" wildfire be- is burning in spot over those the Doc Whitfield Road fire. (Note: The
cause it is located in an area known as an area that creeks and wet Doc Whitfield Road fire remains at 820
Indian Swamp on the northeast side of is surrounded areas and re- acres and 85% contained. Division of
Lake Wimico. by creeks and ignite on higher Forestry firefighters continue to improve
It is believed that this Lake Wimico swamps. Ithas anddryerground and monitor the fire lines that are in place
wildfire was started by lighting some- alreadybumed and then poten- on it as well.)
time on Saturday. Due to the swampy approximately 720 acres and the pilot tially threaten communities like White We are working 12 'active' wildfires
conditions where it is burning, it is inac- estimates that it has about another 300 City and Howard Creek. Therefore, the in our 7-county Chipola Forestry Center
cessible by wildland firefighting crews. acres before it should bum itself out. Florida Division of Forestry firefighters totaling 1,826 active acres.
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JUNE 15, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13
Liberty County Deputy Jamie Shiver handcuffs John Hinds after a Sunday afternoon traffic
stop in response to an alert issued by Calhoun County. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO
Tallahassee man charged with DUI
An apparentjoyride through
Calhoun and Liberty County
ended with a DUI arrest for
a Tallahassee man Sunday
afternoon in Bristol. .
After Calhoun County
authorities issued an alert for -
a tan Isuzu that was traveling .
recklessly and had been
involved in some criminal
mischief, Liberty County Sgt.
Jamie Shiver caught up with JOHN
the vehicle near the Bristol
The driver, John E. Hind II, smelled
strongly of an alcoholic beverage and had
difficulty speaking, slurring
his words as he spoke with
After failing to complete
' - a series of roadside sobriety
S. exercises, Hind was taken
into custody and charged
W. with DUI.
Samples of his breath
given to determine his level
of intoxication resulted in
NDS 11 readings of .143 and .149.
The legal limit is .08.
Two passengers traveling with Hind
were not charged. He is being held on
Warning issued about deceptive
guide targeting school supporters
PENSACOLA - Just two weeks about which area high schools Ads
ago, BBB|NorthwestFloridaissued an Sports Inc. is supporting has not been
alert about a company soliciting local answered.
businesses with a questionable
sales pitch. Now, the same busi-
ness is soliciting for high school
Ossian Enterprises, doing
business as Communities Un- U
limited, LLC, began targeting
the area claiming to sell ad-
vertising space on "local city
guides" that are purportedly
to be distributed throughout
the community. 20091 r Sc ed
Two chambers of com- ,,e;; t.oe A,, --
merce whose members were ,' , . r , r 'I M
targetedwith the solicitations D'. r,- &', " Jpit
assured BBB|Northwest ., . R, .(" .r
Florida that they had no -r cood ' r :le
ties to Communities Un- . o .. _
is again targeting the community .tin s
time as Ads Sports Inc., selling ads on
high school football posters.
The emails are vague, stating that
there will be "up to 5,000 posters" sent
out in September 2011 and that they
"are doing all area High Schools."
The emails include a mockupp ad,"
A request from BBBINorthwest
Florida for additional information
small business owners to use caution when be-
ingsolicitedby:,, ,it, I, %,;i , ilhing, it,,\ I ,1111
space. Check past publications and contact
local businesses who have already worked
with the business inquestion. Fi, ,tii L, ti h
what kind of exposure your ad will receive
and make sure it's worth the price.
Often times, businesses will shell out big
bucks for a small advertisement on a no
name online directory or a poorly circulated
A large selection of new and used cars are
now available at Chipola Ford in Marianna!
Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any
time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-4043.
HE IS WAITING FOR YOUR CALL!
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 15, 2011
Registration for summer & fall classes begins June 23 at Chipola
MARIANNA-Chipola College will
hold summer II registration for new and
returning students, Thursday, June 23,
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SummerII classes begin June
27. Late registration continues -
through noon on June 28.
Many evening and distance
learning courses are available
during the six-week summer AI
session. Online registration
also is available for students who
qualify. The Summer II Schedule is
available online at www.chipola.edu.
Fees for early registration must be paid
on the day of registration. Scholarship
recipients should contact the Business
Office to declare fee payment method.
Students from Georgia and Alabama pay
Graduating high school seniors who
take at least one class during the summer
may register early for Fall 2011 classes.
Application deadline for the Fall Semester
is Aug. 4.
New students who have been cleared for
admission forthe Fall Term by June 30 may
register for Fall 2011 classes July 11-14.
New students who register in July will be
required to attend orientation classes July
18, 19, 20, 21, and 25. Day and evening
orientation classes will be offered.
Applications for Admission are avail-
able in the Admissions Office located in
the Student Service Building or on-line at
Chipola offers the Associate in Arts
Degree, the Associate in Science
Degree and Workforce Devel-
opment programs. Bachelor's
Degrees in Education include
majors in Middle and High
School Math or Science, Ex-
ceptional Student Education
and Elementary Education. A
Business Administration degree
is available with concentrations in
Management or Accounting. A Bachelor
of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also
is offered. The college also offers the
Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher
Certification program forthose with a B.S.
in a non-teaching field)
Chipola's most popular program con-
tinues to be the Associate in Arts (A.A.)
degree which is designed for students
who plan to complete their first two years
of college work and then transfer to a
four-year program at Chipola or another
college or university. Credits earned are
transferable and are applicable toward a
bachelor's degree. Curriculum guides that
outline requirements for specific majors
are available from Student Services and
are located on the college website at www.
Several Associate in Science (AS) and
Workforce programs are offered which pro-
Chipola students Stephanie Calix and Ricky Dodd, both of Chipley, study on campus.
vide training forhigh wagej obs. Workforce
programs include: Automotive Service
Technology, Cross-Over Law Enforcement
to Corrections, Computer Systems Tech-
nology I, Firefighter II, Computer Systems
Technology II, Law Enforcement Officer,
Correctional Officer, Nursing Assistant
(Long Term Care), Cosmetology, Cross-
Over Corrections to Law Enforcement and
Patient Care Assistant.
Associate in Science (AS) programs
include: Business Administration, Early
Childhood Education, Computer Informa-
tion Technology, Fire Science Technology,
Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene
Track), Networking Services Technology,
Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and
LPN) and Recreation Technology.
College Credit Certificate programs
include: Child Care Center Management,
Information Technology Management,
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
For information, call (850) 718-2211.
Chipola Indians finish fifth in national baseball tournament June 1
GRAND JUNCTION, CO.-The Chipola Indians fin-
ished fifth in the NJCAA National Baseball Tournament
on June 1.
It was the Indians' third trip to the national tourney
in the last five years including a National Championship
Chipola's first game in the tournament was one for
Softball players named All Ar
MARIANNA-- The National
Junior College Athletic Association
recently named their All American
Softball Team, including Chipola
College's Ariell van Hook and Brit-
Van Hook started in 56 games.
She had a .479 batting average with
17 homeruns and a .870 slugging
percentage. Van Hook also had afield-
ing percentage of .983, committing
only 1 error in 56 games. Van Hook
played as a designated player and is
from Whittier, CA.
From Haymarket, VA, Black was
the pitcher and al
outfielder. She wa
pitcher ofthe year w
She had 143 strike
pitched. She gave t
on the season. Blac
batting average wit
a 13-3 record.
The Lady Indi-
ans finished the
year with a 46-10
Serving two counties that
make up one great community!
HOURS: 9 am - 6 pm Monday thru Friday 9 am - 1 p m Saturday (ET)
OFFICE DIRECTIONS: From State Road 20
in Bristol, turn south onto Pea Ridge I ,
go one mile, turn east onto Summers ___;_I_._
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the record books. In a game that featured 32 combined
runs, 30 hits, 12 errors and a hidden ball trick, Chipola
outlasted Grayson 19-13. Despite committing eight errors
in the game, Chipola regrouped and recharged their effort
by turning to the bat and arm of Derrick Pitts.
Pitts tied NJCAA DI JUCO World Series records for
hits and RBI's in a tournament game. He was a perfect
6-for-6 at the dish with 9 RBI's and
merican had three doubles.
Grayson County led the game 12-9
so played as an heading into the top ofthe eighth inning.
is Chipola's ace The Chipola bats finally came alive in
vitha20-5 record. the bottom half of the 8th, scoring 10
utsin 137innings runs to seal the win. Pitts came on to
up only 36 walks close it out for the Indians and picked
;k also had a .318 upthe winbytossing one andone-third
th 7 homeruns in innings and striking out two.
Navarro and Chipolagave the 8,000
d the Panhandle fans at the National Tournament a ter-
mpionship with rific show on May 31. The Bulldogs
edged the Indians 3-2 in a great matchup that featured
great pitching, defense and timely hitting. Chipola's
Johnny Cristi was effective early but gave up a single
run in three consecutive innings and gave way to Matt
Marsh in the sixth inning. Marsh was effective in relief,
allowing no hits or runs.
Chipola fell to Iowa Western 13-0 on June 1 in their
second loss of the double-elimination tourney.
Chipola head coach Jeff Johnson said. "I'm proud of
these kids for the strides they made. From where they
started the year to finish No. 5 in the nation, that's nothing
to be ashamed of. I'm proud of the job that the coaches
and the players did. They all worked their butts off. I'm
proud of how far this team came in the last month and a
half or so."
Chipola finished the season with a record of 40-22 at
number five in the nation.
The Indians were Florida State champions and co-
champions of the Panhandle Conference with Northwest
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JUNE 15, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15
The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners is applying to the
Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the
Neighborhood Revitalization category in the amount of $700,000 under
the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Pro-
gram. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must
benefit low and moderate income persons.
The primary project will consist of the drainage improvements on First
Street, Second Street, Third Street and Fourth Street in County owned
portion of Neal Subdivision. The unaddressed need portion of this proj-
ect (pending available funds) will include the paving of First Street, Sec-
ond Street, Third Street and Fourth Street. Costs for the project and es-
timated percentage benefit to low and moderate income (LMI) persons
are expected to be:
Flood & Drainage
% Benefit to LMI Persons
The displacement of persons within these areas (as a result of CDBG
funded activities) is not anticipated. All residents will be allowed access
to their homes during construction.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the
application will be held at Liberty County Courtroom, 10818 NW S.R.
20, Bristol, FL 32321 on June 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. A proposed copy
of the application will be available for review at that time. A final copy
of the application will be made available at the Liberty County Clerks
Office, 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol, FL 32321 on Monday through Friday
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. no later than July 18, 2011.
The application will be submitted to DCA on or before August 15, 2011.
To obtain additional information concerning the application and the pub-
lic hearing contact Robert Hill, Clerk of Court at (850) 643-2215.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible lo-
cation. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing
impaired or the visually impaired should call (850) 643-2215 at least 5
calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.
Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hear-
ing should contact (850) 643-2215 at least 5 calendar days prior to the
meeting and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Tele-
communication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (850) 643-
2215. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at
this meeting should contact (850) 643-2215 at least 5 calendar days
prior to the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following
disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application. The disclosures
will be made available by Liberty County Board of County Commission-
ers and DCA for public inspection upon request. These disclosures will
be available on and after the date of submission of the application and
shall continue to be available for a minimum period of five years.
1. Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the proj-
ect in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment,
rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect
benefit by source and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contrac-
tors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the
planning or development of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with
a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to
exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners,
or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or
other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation
or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official
of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by
each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6.The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
from page 2
DUI arrest made after traffic stop
A 23-year-old Grand Ridge man driving
without a license was charged with DUI
after a traffic stop in Calhoun County early
Sgt. Jared Nichols learned that Gregory
Paul Cooper lost his license
earlier due to a previous DUI.
The deputy was on SR 69
near Graves Creek around ---
1:10 a.m. when he noticed a
northbound pickup traveling
10 miles under the posted .
speed limit of 45 mph. He
made a u-turn and came up
behind the truck, watching
as it traveled across the white
line onto the paved shoulder
of the road several times. GREGORY
The truck was pulled over
just south of CR 274. The
driver presented a Florida ID card and said
that he did not have a license. Cooper said
he and his passenger, Joshua Adkins, 23,
of Sneads, who is the registered owner of
the 1993 Ford pickup, had come from a
bar. He said he was driving because he was
not as impaired as his friend. He said he
had consumed three beers in the hour they
were at the bar. He later added that he had
smoked marijuana on the way
to the bar.
In his report, the deputy
noted that Cooper's eyes were
extremely bloodshot and his
speech was slurred. After
performing poorly on field
sobriety evaluations, Cooper was
arrested. His passenger called a
friend who gave him a ride home
to Jackson County.
Before the vehicle was
"P towed from the scene, it was
searched and the remainder of
a marijuana cigarette was found
in the ashtray.
During a breath test to determine his level
of intoxication, Cooper's result was .14 for
both samples. The legal limit is .08.
Running a stop sign leads to DUI
A 60-year-old Bascom
man was charged with DUI
after an off-duty Calhoun
County Sheriff's Deputy
saw him driving recklessly
and run a stop sign Thursday
night in Blountstown.
Deputy Gary McGee
reported seeing a mini van
that was "all over the road"
on Mason Road around
8:45 p.m. He saw the
vehicle run the stop sign
at Mason Road and SR 69
after watching him cross
the center line of the road
Cpl. William Dalton
caught up with the driver
about a half mile from the
county line on SR 69.
When he approached
the driver, Dalton noted the
strong odor of an alcoholic
beverage coming from
inside the vehicle. When
he attempted to talk with
Ernest Timothy Hatcher it
was difficult to understand
him due to his slurred
speech, Dalton noted in
When asked if he had
been drinking, Hatcher
replied that he had
consumed three to four
beers while fishing.
Hatcher was unable to
complete a series of field
evaluations to determine if
he was fit to drive. He was
unsteady on his feet and
when he attempted to stand
on one leg, he almost fell
down. "This ain't right,"
Hatcher told the deputy
before making his second
attempt, where he counted
to two before losing his
Unable to complete the
other exercises, Hatcher
was placed under arrest
for DUI.Hatcher gave two
breath samples to determine
his level of intoxication.
The first was .133; the
second, .130. The legal
limit is .08.
Bicyclist charged with disorderly intoxication
A man who was reportedly reported that he smelled
seen laying on the side of Hwy. strongly of an alcoholic
69 North with a bicycle on top beverage and had to lean on
of him was found unharmed his bike for support.
but was charged with disorderly A witness who had driven
intoxication Thursday in Calhoun by told the officers she saw
County. Gustin fall off his bike, get
Arrested was Terrence Lee 4 back on it and then fall down
Gustin, 55, of Blountstown. J again. An ambulance was
Deputy John Sheetz and Cpl. called to the scene to check on
Eddie Dalton arrived at the scene the man, who did not appear
to find Gustin riding along the TERRENCE GUSTIN to have any obvious injuries.
highway, swerving just inches Gustin refused treatment. The
from the road while forcing ambulance took his bicycle to
vehicles to drive around him to avoid a the county jail, where he was held for the
collision. night. He was given a conditional release
When Gustin was stopped, the officers the next morning.
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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 15, 2011& dry summer months
Watering wisely during hot & dry summer months
by Theresa Friday,
Horticulture Extension Agent,
Santa Rosa County
Dry weather is persisting across
much of the South. Below normal
rainfall and record-breaking heat is
taking a toll on local landscapes. -
Because of Florida's sandy soils,
drought-sensitive plants may ex-
perience water stress after only a
few days without rain or irrigation.
Because waters valuable resource,
it's crucial that irrigation be deliv-
ered properly to ensure plant health
and conserve water.
How often we need to water
varies, depending on such factors
as temperature, rainfall, humidity,
season, plants and light intensity.
Proper watering is a function of
applying the right amount of water
at the appropriate times. It is important to get water to
plant roots efficiently and effectively and to keep the
moisture in the root zone area.
Many gardeners tend to water lightly every day dur-
ing dry weather. Light frequent watering doesn't get
the water deep into the soil. Because roots only grow
where there is adequate moisture, this practice results in
a shallow root system.
Shallow-rooted plants are unable to tap reserves of
water deeper in the soil and are prone to drought stress
in even brief dry periods. Eventually, your plants become
dependent on you to water them constantly.
Established trees and shrubs typically do not require
The Division of Forestry at the Florida De-
partment ofAgriculture and Consumer Services
has available the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-
Share Program and will be accepting applica-
tions from non-industrial, private landowners
through Friday, July 8.
The program, supported through a grant from
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Forest Service, offers assistance to non-indus-
trial private landowners who conduct herbicide
treatments to control Cogongrass (Imperata
cylindrica), a non-native grass that is regulated
as a state and federal noxious weed.
It is a continuation and expansion of a pilot
program that has assisted more than 135 land-
owners with the treatment of over 545 acres of
Cogongrass over the past two years.
frequent irrigation. For established plants, apply enough
irrigation to wet the soil at least 8 to 12 inches deep rather
than light amounts that wet only the surface. Deep watering
provides water to a larger portion of the root system. A
thorough watering should notbe necessary for established
landscape plants more often than once a week.
University of Florida guidelines call for watering
lawns on an "as needed" basis. Lawns that are in need
of water will show specific signs. These signs include
the leaf blades folding in half, the grass showing a blue
gray tint or your footprints remaining visible long after
HOW MUCH TO WATER
To irrigate thoroughly, enough water should be ap-
"Cogongrass is considered one of the worst
weeds in the world, and it is priority for Florida
to eradicate this threat," said Jim Karels, Direc-
tor of the Division of Forestry.
"Cogongrass infestations increase the risk
and effects of wildfires, degrade the quality of
forests and rangelands and out-compete native
An aggressive treatment approach is needed
for effective control of this invasive species."
The program is available to 43 northern
Florida counties (including Calhoun and Lib-
erty). It offers reimbursement of 75 % of the cost
to treat Cogongrass infestations with herbicide
for two consecutive years, up to a maximum of
$100 per acre per year. Qualified landowners
may apply to treat up to a maximum of 100
acres of infested area.
All qualifying applications received during
the submission period will be evaluated and
ranked for approval.
To obtain application forms and more in-
formation on program requirements and pro-
the local Division
of Forestry office
at 674-8073 lo-
cated on Magnolia i -Sv o i
Church Rd nextto
You can also Textured Plusl
visit the Division
of Forestry at CARPET
U.S. Forest Service responding to wildfires
The U.S. Forest Service is con-
cerned about the ongoing dry condi-
tions causing wildfire danger to be
Apalachicola National Forest
firefighters have responded to several
wildfires since June 5.
North Florida is experiencing
the effects of dry conditions, low
humidity, unpredictable winds, and
increasing temperatures that can lead
to increased numbers of wildfires.
Wildfires that bum out of control
can impact forest lands and threaten
the safety of people and property.
Allen Smith, Deputy District
Ranger forthe ApalachicolaNational
Forest, says, "The low rainfall levels
and unseasonable heat are of concern.
People need to keep wildfire preven-
tion in mind during this high fire
The Forest Service's main deterrent
to wildfire is the ongoing prescribed
fire program on the Apalachicola Na-
tional Forest. Burning over 100,000
acres a year, forest managers are able
to improve wildlife habitat, eliminate
vegetation build up and reduce the
threat of wildfires.
Public lands are unique, valuable
resources for which the public has a
shared responsibility in their care.
Despite all our good intentions,
carelessness starts more wildfires
than lightning and increases the risks
to firefighters as well as the public,
including their homes and property.
Fire managers ask that every per-
son in the local area be "Firewise"
and help prevent human-caused fires
during this period of high fire danger.
People living near or visiting public
lands can help fire managers in the
* Follow campfire safety rules
* Be careful with pile and debris
* Ensure a spark-arresting device is
on any internal or external combustion
engines, like those found on all-terrain
vehicles (ATVs) and motorcycles.
* Contact your local Ranger District
Office for additional information or
to report wildfires.
Smoke will be visible from wild-
fires in Tallahassee and surrounding
Local residents are reminded to
always drive with caution in smoky
conditions and please remember to
reduce speed and turn headlights on
if visibility is affected.
plied to penetrate about 8 to 10 inches into
the soil. Applying V2 to % of an inch of water
to medium-textured soils generally will ac-
To figure out how long to leave your sprin-
kler on to apply the recommended amount of
water, first, place several empty cans in the
spray pattern of the sprinkler. Turn on the
sprinkler and check the time. When about a V2
inch of water has accumulated in most of the
47 cans, check the time again. That's how long
it takes your sprinkler to apply a 12 inch of
water - and about how long you should leave
it on to thoroughly irrigate an area.
The best check of how thoroughly an
n- area has been watered is to go back about 15
minutes after watering and dig into the soil
"* B with atrowel. Find out ifthe water penetrated
deep into the soil. Check several places. This
procedure also works to calibrate an installed
irrigation system or hose-end sprinklers.
In some situations, such as on slopes and
heavy clay soils, the water may need to be
added more slowly to reduce runoff It takes
water longer to penetrate heavy clay soils than light
sandy soils. Run the sprinkler on for 10 to 15 minutes
and off for 15 to 20 minutes until you've applied a 12
inch of water.
WHEN TO WATER
Water early in the morning. Less water is lost to evapo-
ration and wind drift in the morning because of cooler
temperatures and less wind.
In the long run, organic matter in landscape beds
helps to maintain soil moisture. For best results, mulch
all landscape beds twice a year. Pine straw and pine bark
are excellent mulches along with hardwood mulch.
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JUNE 15, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17
Pre-existing condition insurance plan a new coverage option for the uninsured
If you have had a hard time finding
health insurance because of a pre-
existing condition or if you've been
turned down for insurance coverage and
feel like you're out of options, you're
not out of luck.
You may now be eligible for a new
program created by the Affordable
Care Act -- the Pre-Existing Condition
This transitional program is available
for children and adults in all 50 states
and the District of Columbia who have
been locked out of the health insurance
market because of apre-existing condi-
tion. In 2014, Americans-regardless
of their health status-will have ac-
cess to affordable health insurance
when the nation transitions to a new
Under this new program, you'll
receive health coverage for a wide
range of medical benefits including
physician's services, hospital care, and
prescription drugs. All covered benefits
are available to you-even to treat a
pre-existing condition. You won't be
charged a higher premium because of
your medical condition and your eligi-
bility is not based on your income.
Like standard health insurance plans,
you'll be required to pay a monthly
premium, a deductible, and some cost-
sharing expenses. Premiums may vary
depending on where you live, your age,
and which health plan you choose.
The Pre-Existing Condition Insur-
ance Plan is already getting results that
are changing the lives of Americans
across our nation who don't have health
coverage and need medical care. James
H., who lives in Texas, was diagnosed
with brain cancer in 2010. Shortly
after his diagnosis, James' insurance
company rescinded his insurance cover-
age claiming that his cancer was a pre-
existing condition. James knew that his
lack of coverage was a death sentence.
Fortunately, James was able to join
the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance
Plan in Texas and is now receiving the
medical treatment he needs.
Cathy A., who lives in Ohio and is
a small business owner, has Systemic
Lupus which has required very little
treatment over the years, but she has
consistently been denied health insur-
ance because of her medical condi-
Cathy noted that "without me work-
ing and paying the bills, my firm would
close." After enrolling in the Pre-Exist-
ing Condition Insurance Plan in Ohio,
Cathy now has the peace of mind she
deserves and she doesn't have to worry
about the financial instability that goes
with being uninsured.
These stories are just a snapshot of
what we're hearing from people across
the nation who are participating in
the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance
To qualify, you must: be a citizen
of the United States or residing here
legally, have been uninsured for at least
6 months before applying, and have a
pre-existing condition or have been
denied insurance coverage because of
your health condition.
Each state may use different methods
to determine whether you have a pre-
existing condition and whetheryou have
been denied health coverage.
To find out more about the Pre-
Existing Condition Insurance Plan,
including eligibility, plan benefits and
rates and howto apply, visit www.pcip.
gov or Click on "Find Your State" and
select your state from a map of the
United States or from a drop-down
menu for details.
You can also dial the Call Center toll
free at (866) 717-5826 for TTY (866)
The Call Center is open 8 a.m. to 11
p.m. Eastern Time.
BONNIE KEITHIL FARRELL MULLINS
ALTHA - Bonnie Keith, 50, of Altha passed away
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from injuries received in an
automobile accident. Bonnie was born in Atlanta, GA
and had lived in Altha for the past 23 years, coming
from Bristol. She was a retired plumber and a member
of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Keith of
Altha; two sons, Steven Keith and Michael Keith, both
of Bristol; two brothers, Billy Anderson and Johnny
Anderson both of Douglasville, GA; one sister, Con-
nie Anderson of Georgia; and one grandson, Damien
No services are planned at this time. Memorialization
will be by cremation.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of
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r ~ HAMILTON
MARIANNA - James Wesley
Hamilton, 72, of Marianna passed
away Friday, June 10,2011 in Panama
City. He was born on May 17, 1939
in Bushnell and had lived in Marianna for the past five
years, coming from Blairsville, GA. He retired from the
Department of Corrections with 37 years of service. He
served inthe National Guard andthe United StatesNavy.
He was a member of the Altha First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jamie Hamil-
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Hamilton of
Marianna; three sons, Jon Hamilton of Chattahoochee,
Michael Hamilton and Craig Waites, both of Marianna;
five daughters, Sammi Johnson and her husband, Greg
of Marianna, Sarah Hamilton, Missy Root and her
husband, Bruce, all of Webster, Brenda Dulin and her
husband, Kevin of Colorado Springs, CO and Kim
Sottile and her husband, Frank of New Hampshire; one
brother, Frank Hamilton of Bushnell; one sister-in-law,
Judy Varn of Grand Ridge; 14 grandchildren including
Hali Smith, Chase Johnson, Megan Dulin, Christopher
Dulin, Paige Root and Ian Waites, along with several
Services will be held Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m.
(CT) at the Altha First Baptist Church with Reverend
Jim McIntosh officiating. Memorialization will be by
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of
Home of Bristol
SAll existingpre-need and at
7 need contracts are now handed
Sby the Bews family and staff.
SAll operations of the funeral process
will be handled on location at
12008 NW State Road 20.
Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed Peacock
Licensed Funeral Directors
BLOUNTSTOWN- Farrell Mullins, 53, of Blount-
stown passed away Friday, June 10, 2011. He was a
lifelong resident of Blountstown and he worked in the
maintenance department for Shelton Trucking Service,
Inc. in Altha.
He was preceded in death by his father, Coy Mul-
Survivors include his mother, ElmaMullins ofBlount-
stown; two brothers, Ricky Mullins and Darrell Mullins
and his wife, Desree, all of Blountstown; two sisters,
Sybil Brown and her husband, Kendall of Blountstown
and Janice Goodwin and her fiance, Dennis Young of
Altha; nieces and nephews, Tera, Jessica, Timothy, Scott,
Michelline, Wendee, Christy, and Ashley; and several
great nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June
15 in Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mi-
chael Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Pine
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge
of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made
PANAMA CITY - Sharon Nelson, 64, of Panama
City passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011. She was
born December 12, 1946 to the late Arthur and Lillian
(Rewick) Nelson in Chicago, IL.
She is survived by one brother, Ronald Nelson of
Graveside services were held Monday, June 13 in
Evergreen Cemetery in Panama City.
Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge
of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made
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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JUNE 15, 2011
Dr. Gene Charbonneau speaks to FSU medical students on primary health care in a rural community.
FSU medical students tour health facilities
Medical students from
Florida State University
came to Liberty and Cal-
houn County June 2nd for a 21 i
tour of local health care fa- '
cilities to see for themselves ,
the challenges and rewards
of working in the rural health
carefield. The group visited
schools and libraries as
well as Bristol Dental Clinic,
Liberty Community Health
Care (LCHC) and Calhoun-
RIGHT: FSU Med stu-
dents take part in stress
with Psychiatric ARNP Rita
Jungman at LCHC Mental
Health Care Services.
LOWER RIGHT: Students
are given a tour of LCHC by
RN Angie Bracewell (4th
from left) and LPN Gidget
Thomas (far right).
BELOW: Thegroupgath- .
ers for a photo with Dr. La-
ban Bontrager after touring , ' I
Bristol Dental Clinic.
Page18 HE CLHON-LIERT JOUNALJUNE15,20I
TALLAHASSEE - Par-
ents looking for additional
opportunities to help their
students succeed in and out
ofthe classroom this summer
are encouraged to tune in to
ofEducation (DOE) Teacher
Talk show. This month's
episode ofthe popular series,
available through the Florida
Knowledge Network and on
the Just for Teachers web site,
focuses on unique ways par-
ents can get involved in their
"Establishing a positive
relationship with parents is
an essential role that teach-
ers must play right from the
start," said DOE Teacher
Liaison Kelly Seay. "A sup-
portive home environment is
crucial to a child's academic
success. By working with
their students' families,
teachers can be assured that
learning continues even
after the child has left the
Throughout the show,
teacher Liaison Kelly Seay
shares why it is important to
involve parents in the educa-
tional process and interviews
teachers who are able to
share common parental com-
munication techniques. In
addition, the show highlights
various ways for parents to
become co-educators within
the classroom, enhancing the
overall student experience.
The show rounds out with
information on how fami-
lies can get involved with
their local School Choice
Parental Advisory Council
and provides teachers and
parents with a collection of
resources, strategies, and
ideas to improve the home,
school, and teacher relation-
Teachers who view this
episode will also learn of the
Teacher Treasures giveaway
for the month of June, a two-
night stay at the Palms Hotel.
In May, Exceptional Student
Education Teacher Kath-
ryn Hall from Palm Beach
County Public Schools won
a two-night stay for two at
Jupiter Beach Resort.
To view the latest Teacher
Talk show or to learn of the
many resources available for
JUNE 15, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19
TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS
ABOVE: Visitors on the steps of the new workspace. LEFT: Guests enjoy some fellowship during Thursday's open house.
Visitors get a look at new workspace
for CCSO deputies
A recent remodel has transformed the old "blue build-
ing" behind the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office into a new
workspace for Sheriff David Tatum's patrol staff. Visitors
toured the building during an open house last Thursday.
Since 1971, the site has been used for storage as well as a
work center for the county maintenance department.
The refurbished building now has a training and meeting
room, two interview rooms and a new evidence room and
property room as well as some much-needed storage for the
public records the CCSO is required to maintain, according
to the sheriff.
The updated exterior features a pair of decorative glass
doors; inside, elegant lighting fixtures, historic framed pho-
tos of past sheriffs and colorful rugs create a welcoming in-
Remarkably, the project only cost the county $20,000.
The sheriff accepted that amount from the Board of County
Commissioners and then found otheri % a -a to fund the make-
over, including using proceeds from forfeitures. The biggest
boost of all came from the sale of helicopter parts Tatum
had been accumulating since the 1990s, which resulted in a
windfall of $116,000.
After building a new jail in 2008, the only portion of the
old jail building in use was the downstairs, which consist-
ed of a kitchen for the Jail and office space for the depu-
ties. The ongoing maintenance and utilities for that build-
ing range from $600-$ 1,000 per month, Tatum explains. "I
think we can greatly reduce that amount and provide a much
better work environment for us to interact with and serve
the public. That is how we got on the track of remodeling
the blue building." He continues, "The savings in reduced
utility costs and maintenance costs will likely be realized in
less than two years."
The sheriff adds, "Credit is due to the BCC and County
Building Dept. Head Tim Jenks for having the foresight to
help advance the project."
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M & W SELF
Call 573-5255, 762-9555,
762-8807 or 762-8597UF,
2 & 3 bedroom
"Mobile Home for"
Rent in Calhoun
2 BD, 2 BA, located six
miles north on Hwy. 69
N. NO PETS. Dam-
age & Cleaning deposit,
plus first months rent.
Water, sewer and grass
3 BD, 2 BA, metal roof,
2 extra large lots, fruit
trees, city water, well
for garden & lawn.
Home For Sale
1998 clayton phoenix single wide,
2 bedrooms and 2 baths, 924 sq ft
living space and a 12ft x 16ft cov-
ered front porch, includes a 20ft x
36ft shed, 20 x 12 being enclosed
on 10.19 acres of land.
for more information
SW-III buy 10 I', 1 000
acres, reasonably priced.
.H Immediate closing. i
Call (850) 544-5441 or
" ' 8.. 5 .-57 0-0222
ITEMS FOR SALE
Gateway lap top computer, Mi-
crosoft Windows, works perfect,
$350. Call 447-1533. 6-15,6-22
Wurlitzer piano, $250 OBO. Call
Tape from 911 disaster, $30. Call
Maggy London dress, made in
China, pure silk sheath dress, cap
sleeves and a lovely print. In size
11-12, $20. Ladies' grey skirt and
jacket suit, completely lined and
feminine cut. Made in Romania
by PeaBody House in size 13-14,
$25. Call 643-5774. 6-8, 6-15
Boy's clothes, shirts and pants
size 6, whole box $8. Sizes 8-10
the whole box for $60. 6-8, 6-15
Vertical blinds, different lengths.
Can be seen at the Calhoun Liberty
Ministry Center, Hwy 20 in Blount-
stown or call 674-1818. UFN
Diving buoy float, $20. Call
643-8320. 6-8, 6-15
Under counter microwave, like
new, $150. Call 643-2859.
GE washer and dryer set, $150.
GE dryer older model, works great,
$50. Call 762-3951. 6-8,6-15
Microwave oven with cart, white,
$50. Call 674-8392. 6-8,6-15
New gas stove, $550. Toaster
oven, $15. Call 674-3264. 6-8,6-15
Stainless peanut cooker, gas, 30
gal. with new burner and adjust-
able regulator, $275 OBO. Call
Buy, sell and trade in the
42" Glass round table, very nice,
$50; 4x4 cabinet, metal, looks new,
$40; lamp, $20; black dresser with
mirror, $200; TV set, $75; chest of
drawers, $25. Call 674-3264.
Cedar chest, $75; new queen
size mattress and box spring,
$300; entertainment center, $165.
Call 643-2859. 6-15, 6-22
La-Z-Boy sleeper sofa, Queen
size, clean, good condition, $100.
Call 674-7210. 6-15, 6-22
Twin bed with mattress and head-
board, $60. Queen bed with mat-
tress, headboard and two night
stands, $150. Two small dressers
with mirrors, $20 each. Call 674-
Table measuring 42 inches, $50.
Black leather sofa, $250. Call
Queen size air bed, still in the
box, fast fill electric pump, $25
OBO. Call 643-2321. 6-8,6-15
King size mattress, cool in sum-
mer, warm in the winter, Princess 3
Englander, $150. Call 643-4745.
Baby furniture, Bridgeport Col-
lection in light oak, crib with mat-
tress, dresser, changing table with
hutch with lots of storage, a glider
rocker with foot stool, $175 for all.
Call 643-1817. 6-8,6-15
Furniture, king mattress set,
queen mattress set, twin set,
wrought iron coffee table and end
tables, Broyhill couch and lots
more furniture. Can be seen at
the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Cen-
ter, Hwy 20 in Blountstown or call
Furniture, queen size sleeper
sofa, $125. Futon, $85. Two
wicker glass end tables, $30 for
both. TV stand, $20. Call 643-
1967 Ford Mustang, 289,
tor, 4-barrel carburetor, floi
ter exhaust, McGregor rim
tion control bars, air shoc
more. Runs great, $4,50C
1992 Pontiac Sunbird,
some work, $800 OBO. C.
1998 Dodge van, high t(
draulic lift for wheelchair, cc
$3,600 OBO. Call 643-562;
1998 Chevy S-10, 4x4, ne
tor, $1,500. Call 508-1679.
2001 GMC Savannah 15C
senger van. 5.7LV8 motor,
cap accessible, hydraulic li
five passenger seating, aut
all power, anti-lock brake,
wheels, video system, fro
rear A/C, towing package, 1
miles, $7,000. Call 643-7
272-9269 and leave mess
2002 Chevy Blazer, V-6, 101,000
miles, fully loaded and runs good
and in great shape, $4,500 OBO.
Call 762-2252. 6-8, 6-15
1993 GMC van, make offer. Call
1994 Ford F150 4x4 Lariat, $3,200
OBO. Call 447-2387. 6-8,6-15
1999 Tahoe 4x4, 2-door, 5.7 liter
motor, will swap for a Toyota Ta-
coma 4x4 with V-6 and extended
cab. Will swap evenly Call 643-
1997 Ford F150 passenger van,
V-8, 4.6 liter, 142,000 miles, good
tires, seats 12, $2,500 OBO. Call
(850) 228-8834. 6-8,6-15
4x8 Utility trailer, drop gate, new
tires, $350. Call 379-8410.
2007 Yamaha Virago 250cc,
6,000 miles, does not run
(dropped a valve), looks new, no
dents or scratches, never been
dropped, serviced regularly, clear
title, $1,000 OBO; 2005 Kawasaki
Ninja 250 cc, 10,000 miles, runs
great, serviced regularly never
been dropped, two new tires and
battery, clear title, $2,000 OBO.
Call or text 567-8076.
Harley Davidson Sportster
1200, custom year 2000, $2,800.
Call 508-1679. 6-15, 6-22
4-Wheelers, 2005 Honda 4x4 and
a 2005 Polaris 4x2, $5,000 for
both. Call 643-8877. 6-8, 6-15
BOATS & GUNS
Five catfish baskets, $50. Call
1988 Sailfish, 21 ft., 225 Johnson
Looper, $2,800 OBO. Call 508-
1679. 6-15, 6-22
)ld A/C, 14' Fiberglass boat, with 40 hp
2. Mercury four stroke motor, in-
cludes trailer, $1,700 OBO. Call
14' Fiberglass boat with a 25 hp
Suzuki motor and trailer, $1,500.
6-15,6-22 Call 674-1976. 6-8,6-15
)0 pas- 14' Fiberglass boat, Kennedy
handi- Craft with a 25 hp Yamaha mo-
ft gate, tor. Motor has less than 23 hours,
omatic, $1,500. Call 643-6649. 6-8,6-15
Fish finder, $10. Steel deer cam-
era, $25. Call 643-8320. 6-8,6-15
TOOLS & HEAVY
Craftsman 6" belt and 8" sander
on stand, $100. Call 557-3180.
Poland Pro garden tiller, 6.5 hp,
brand new motor, $350 OBO. Call
Craftsman 3/8 14.4V cordless
drill, variable speed, reversible,
never used, $60. Call 674-7210.
LP tank best used for grills, cook-
ers, etc. Call 762-3951. 6-8,6-15
THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL
To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks.
*2 BR/1 bath
* Mobile home lots
* 3 BR/2 BA Mobile Homes
*1 room efficiency, utilities
included -Commercial, Old
Mexican Restaurant -Day
care location available *2
BD/1 1/2 BA Townhouses
1. Phone 643-7740 .
S0LO ( K
1, 2, & 3 Bedroom
"The Best Place to Live"
� button Creek JLpartments
16978 NW Mayo Street
Blountstown, FL 32424
"This institution is an equal
opportunity provider, and
$175 Queen Pillow-Top
Mattress Set. NEW in sealed
plastic w/ warranty. 222-
9879. Delivery avail.
4 pc Micro-Fiber Living
Room Set. $500. Hardwood
frame, warranty, new in
crate, del avail. 545-7112
5 piece bdrm set. Brand
NEW in boxes. $449. Can
A King Orthopedic pillow-
top matt set. Brand new in
wrapper $395. Can deliver.
Bedroom: Complete De-
signer solid wood, dovetail
drawers, 6 piece set, all new.
Sacrifice $899. 545-7112.
Sealy Posturpedic Queen
mattress set - ONLY $399.
BRAND NEW still in sealed
plastic. Full 10 year warran-
ty. Call 222-7783. Delivery is
2 a pint
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Week of June 20 ~ June 26
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20
Move over Aries because
someone new wants to share
the spotlight for a little while. You
may be reticent to give up the
spotlight, but even the sun has
to retire for the night.
TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21
Taurus, there's a financial
opportunity on the horizon
and you just have to find out
how to get in on the action.
Scorpio may be able to lend
some information this week.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Gemini, you'll have to make
the most of a situation because
there's nothing you can do this
week to change the outcome. It
may be a tough couple of days.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22
Cancer, take time to foster
especially with a person
you love dearly. There hasn't
been much time for romance,
but now you can change the
situation for the better.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23
There is a monster task in front
of you, Leo, and all you need is
to muster the strength to begin it.
Some words of encouragement
from friends might do the trick.
VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
A completely fresh perspective
can shed light onto something
that has been giving you head-
aches, Virgo. Take the oppor-
tunity to reestablish goals, and
you'll be on track.
LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23
Libra, you don't have to prove
yourself to anyone, so why are
you always seeking someone
else's approval? Try thinking for
yourself this week, and you may
be surprised at the results.
SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
Quiet contemplation can yield a
few answers to the things you
want to know, Scorpio. You often
take for granted the silent mo-
ments that are offered.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21
Sagittarius, not every hour
of the day needs to be
packed with activity.
Others won't look to you
as if you're slacking off if
you take some time to relax.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Obligations at home can
take some time away from
your "me" time, Capricorn.
But that is the price you pay
for being such an integral part
of your family dynamic.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
Aquarius, it takes you a
little while to warm up to
others, but once you do,
you'll find that you can be
the best of friends and
highly devoted. This week
you prove this virtue.
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20
Pisces, letting others do a
lot for you may seem like
a good idea at first, but it
might just lead to problems
down the road.
Jennette McCurdy, Actress (19)
Khloe Kardashian, Reality Star (27)
Steve Burton, Actor (41)
Nicole Sherzinger, Singer (33)
Mike Tyson, Boxer (45)
Dan Akroyd, Comic Actor (59)
Lindsay Lohan, Actress (25)
6 3 7
5 1 286
ask for Nicky.
Free puppies to a good home.
Call 643-2526. 6-15, 6-22
Chihuahua puppies, small to me-
dium, free to a good home. Call
Razor Edge Pit bull, 17 months
old. Call 718-6580. 6-15, 6-22
Georgia Bulldog, 5
$200. Comes with
Buyer needs a fenced
.. . ('nill
Fergerson TD35 tractor, $2,200
OBO. Call 674-8010. 6-8,6-15
Coleman Pressure Washer, 2400
PSI in excellent condition, $120
OBO. Call 643-2321. 6-8, 6-15
Boxer/Pit bull puppies, six weeks
old, free to a good home. Call 674-
4163 ask for Marilyn. 6-15, 6-22
Shih tzu male, full grown; three
dogs; black lab and blue heeler
puppies, all free to a good home.
Call 762-8566. 6-15, 6-22
Rat terrier puppies, six weeks
old, first shots and wormed, mom
and dad on site, $75. Call 639-
3877 after 4 p.m. 6-15, 6-22
Four bunnies, approximately one
month old, three black and one
gray, $10 each. Call 643-6992.
Puppies, eight weeks old, first
shots and wormed, mother is Box-
er/Pit bull, father is American Pit,
$50 each. Call 447-1560.
Irish Setter, male, beautiful, not
sure about age, very playful and
good with kids and other pets,
free to a good home; male kitten,
black and white calico, about six
months old, has been wormed but
no shots. Call 447-0111.
Hog, male, $100. Call 237-1587.
Yellow lab, male, three months
old, no papers, free to a good
home. Call 643-1514 or 643-1459,
$18,000 OBO. Call 674-1254,
leave message with call back
Ezgo electric golf cart, running
or not, cheap, need for a disabled
man. Call 762-3617. 6-15, 6-22
d. -all Good used 3 point hitch, side
6-8'6-15 delivery, hay rake. Call (850) 639-
5164, leave message. 6-8,6-15
all 762- John Deere 450 dozer for parts.
6-8,6-15 Call 674-8010. 6-8,6-15
8"x32", We buy junk cars and trucks.
OBO. We will pick them up. Call 643-
6-8,6-15 5045 or 447-3819. 3-23T 12-28
hound YARD SALES
g since I ALTHA I
ard of- Saturday, June 18 a multi-family
sale, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at Shelton Park, 1/4 mile south
of Hwy. 274. Lots of children's
ngese, clothes and household items.
een on Phone 762-5414.
or 272- Estate/yard sale, Saturday, June
6-15,6-22 18, beginning at 8 a.m., located at
25512 Fuqua Circle, antiques, chi-
-osford na cabinet, beds, two wardrobes,
all 294- oak table with four chairs, gentle-
6-15,6-22 men's oak dresser, three piece
bedroom suit, mirror, exercise ma-
t male chine. Phone (229) 723-6451.
ne 2 in
ol. Call M BRISTOL M
6-8,6-15 Yard sale, Saturday, June 18,
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., located at
ID- 10547 NW Spring St., brand name
clothes, kitchen items, fishing and
hunting items and miscellaneous
ni items. Phone 643-8459.
vntown 6-15, 6-22
6-15, 6-22 i HOSFORD i
Yard sale, Saturday, June 18, 8
e wide a.m. to 1 p.m., located at 20892
om and NE Burlington Rd, clothing, house-
i Altha, hold items and toys. Phone 379-
Mixed puppies, 6-7 wee
free to a good home. Ca
Dog crate, large 42"x2
folds, in good shape, $45
Lost: Black and tan coon
named Ruby, female,
months old. Lost in the H
area off Chester St., missing
Saturday, June 11. Rewa
fered. Call 294-1398.
Lost: Black and brown Peki
blind, 13 years old, last se
J.M. Dillard Rd in Altha or
day, June 6. Reward for
Call Anthony at 762-2018 o
Found: Calico cat, in H
area, needs good home. Ca
Lost: Two dogs, an adul
Golden Retriever and an
male Jr. Terrier. Lost on Ju
the Rock Bluff area in Brist
1/2 Acre lot, great location
city water and sewer, paved
only five minutes from dow
Bristol. Call 447-1533.
One acre land, with single
trailer, has built on living roc
screened in back porch, in
near Chipola River, needs
MAN TARGETS TEEN
continiled. f'ron tbe. front page
After further questioning, the 13-year-old because that was my idea," she said. She admitted
admitted she had met the man online and they had that it was understood that Smith was meeting her
agreed to get together.
Smith was taken into custody after it was learned
this week to have sex.
Smith admitted that he came to Bristol to have
he was driving with a suspended license. After sex with the 13-year-old but knew he "shouldn't
securing him at the county jail, Investigator Brian be doing it because it was wrong." He said he told
Bateman met with the girls to piece together how the girl he would have to stop and get condoms
they came in contact with Smith. before he arrived. Sexually graphic text messages
Bateman learned it wasn't the first time Smith from him to the girl convinced investigators that
had met with one of the girls. The 13-year-old said he intended to follow through on their plan.
she met Smith in the same location on Feb. 11. "We
Smith was charged with obscene communication
just hung out in the bushes behind the Dollar Store and is being held on $52,500 bond.
THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL
To place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern
Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. A
Friday & Saturday
Located at 17182 NE State
Road 65 next door to Corinth
Baptist Church, Hosford
Huge sale, everything must go.
Furniture, electronics, clothing, etc.
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FWC carries on the Public Trust Doctrine to manage for the public good
For my 32 years with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC), I have been one of those folks
dealing with the stigma of "I'm from the
government, and I'm here to help you."
Fortunately, the FWC has an outstand-
ing public reputation, and most people
who care about nature and are outdoors
enjoying our resources understand that
we provide a valuable service. FWC
staff manage fish and wildlife resources
for their long-term well-being and the
benefit of people.
Long ago, resource users and every-
one who benefited from healthy fish
and wildlife and beautiful natural areas
entrusted governments with the responsi-
bility of protecting and sustaining nature.
The North American Model of Wildlife
Conservation describes howgovemments
pay to ensure safe and sustainable public
fishing and hunting opportunities and to
conserve wildlife and their habitats. That
model incorporates the "Public Trust
The Public Trust Doctrine is part of
common law, and each state customizes
it to establish public rights in navigable
waters and along shores. This is because
people use these common areas for food,
travel and commerce and need to share
The doctrine has three Flo
core principles. First, fish
and wildlife are public Fi
resources. Second, they Bus
are managed for the com-
mon good. Third, trained BULL
professionals hold them in by I
custodianship and serve as Watte
trustees who are account-
able to the public.
In Florida, the state con-
stitution codifies existing
common law, ensuring the
state holds title to navigable --
lakes and streams for use by
the people. The doctrine protects water
bodies that were navigable at the time
Building on this, in 1937, President
Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Federal
Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act. This
act has been crucial to implementing
the North American Model of Wildlife
Conservation. In 1950, sportsmen and
businesses teamed with conservation-
minded policymakers to redirect existing
federal excise taxes on fishing tackle to
a new Sport Fish Restoration Program
(aka: SFR, Dingell-Johnson or Wallop-
The concept was to re-
ida store sport fish populations
and improve public access,
;h so more people can enjoy
aers' fishing and fishing sales
would increase. Sport Fish
ETIN Restoration came about be-
,ob cause anglers wanted to see
ndorf more money directed to-
Sward restoring the nation's
recreational fisheries, thus
ensuring better fishing op-
portunities for themselves
and future generations. It
has been the best thing for
anglers since mass produc-
tion of fishing reels.
Today, SFR uses a small excise tax
on fishing reels and other fishing tackle,
as well as a motorboat fuel tax, to fund
sport-fish restoration and boating access
programs. It is working. There are now
77 percent more anglers than in 1950.
Moreover, purchases of tax-related items
by anglers have increased by nearly 200
percent in constant dollars since 1955.
Anglers and fishing businesses want
to know the benefits they receive in re-
turn. To help answer this, Andrew Loftus
Consulting and Southwick Associates
analyzed data on excise taxes invested,
fishing participation, and anglerpurchases
of excise-tax-related products for a 2011
report to the Association of Fish and
Wildlife Agencies. The report found that
excise-tax-related return on investment
ranged from 1,585 percent in 1970 to
2,643 percent in 1980.
In Florida, SFRprovided $13 million in
2010, of which 15 percent went to boating
access. Freshwater fisheries conservation
received $5.5 million, and the rest went
to saltwater fisheries. In fresh water, the
FWC uses this money to improve fisher-
ies habitat, stock fish, conduct research
and manage fish populations. The FWC
also conducts aquatic education programs
and provides fishing and conservation
information to anglers.
The bottom line is that the Public Trust
Doctrine, the North American Model of
Wildlife Conservation, yourfishinglicense
fees and Federal Aid in Sport Fish Res-
toration work hand-in-hand with anglers
and other folks who are concerned about
our natural resources to ensure safe and
sustainable use for everyone.
For me, that makes it much easier to
say, "I'm from the government, and I'm
here to help."
IN THE FOURTEENTH
IN CALHOUN COUNTY,
CASE NO. 11-111-CA
FIRST CAPITAL BANK,
WILLIAM F. HOLLEY and
REGINA A. HOLLEY,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 1, 2011,
and entered in Civil Action No.
11-111 CA of the Circuit Court of
the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Calhoun County, Florida,
wherein the parties were the
plaintiff, FIRST CAPITAL BANK
and the defendants, WILLIAM F.
HOLLEY and REGINA A. HOL-
LEY, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at 11:00
a.m. (Central Time) on the 30th
day of June, 2011, at the front
steps of the Calhoun County
Courthouse, Blountstown, Flori-
da, the following-described real
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment of Foreclosure:
Commence at the Northeast Cor-
ner of the Southwest Quarter of
the Northwest Quarter of Section
28, Township 1 North, Range 8
West, in Calhoun County, Florida;
thence run South 89 degrees 48
minutes West 33 feet to the West
right of way line of S.R. No. 69;
thence run South 00 degrees 04
minutes West 503.0 feet along the
"West Right of Way Line" of said
S.R. No. 69 to the "POINT OF
BEGINNING"; thence continue
to run South 00 degrees 04 min-
utes West 208.71 feet along the
"West Right of Way Line" of said
S.R. No. 69; thence run South 89
degrees 48 minutes West 368.71
feet; thence run North 00 degrees
04 minutes East 208.71 feet;
thence run North 89 degrees 48
minutes East 368.71 feet to the
"POINT OF BEGINNING".
The successful bidder at the sale
will be required to place the req-
uisite state documentary stamps
on the Certificate of Title.
DATED this 2nd day of June,
Hon. Ruth Attaway
Clerk of the Court
Calhoun County, FL 6-8,6-15
Calhoun County Senior Citizens
has the following vehicle for sale
by way of a sealed bid. The fol-
lowing vehicle available is:
2002 Dodge Van
Minimum Bid: $1,500
This vehicle may be seen be-
tween the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00
PM, Monday-Friday at 16859
NE Cayson St., Blountstown.
If interested, mark your enve-
lope "SEALED BID." Bid will be
opened at the regular meeting of
the Board of Directors on Tues-
day, July 19, 2011 at 8:00 AM.
Bids need to be turned in by Mon-
day, July 18, 2011 by 4:00 PM.
Calhoun County Senior Citizens
Association Board of Directors
reserve the right to reject any and
all bids. 6-15
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA,
FILE NO. 11-10CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ALEXIS PATTY, deceased,
whose date of death was April
13, 2011, and whose social se-
curity number is XXX-XX-8806,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for LIBERTY County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is 10818 NW SR 20,
BRISTOL, FLORIDA 32321. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is required to be served must
file claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
The date of first publication of this
notice is June 15, 2011.
Attorney for Personal Represen-
Let workers know what jobs you have that need to
be filled with an ad in The Journal Job Market.
Do you want to
make a difference?
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Big Bend Hospice is looking for you!
RN - Gadsden/Liberty Counties
On Call weeknights and weekends
Must have a current Florida RN license BSN preferred
and a minimum of 2 years nursing experience. Previous
hospice or home health experience preferred.
Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
6-15 T 7-13
MICHELE MARIE CORCIONE,
Attorney for BETTY HUTTO
Florida Bar Number: 52025
ELLIS, GED & BODDEN, P.A.
7171 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Telephone: (561) 995-1966
Fax: (561) 228-0914
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HOSFORD, FLORIDA 32334
Calhoun County School Board
The Calhoun County School District cur-
rently has various job openings.
To view and apply for these positions, go
Questions concerning any job opening
may be directed to the applicable school
principal or Tommy McClellan, Superinten-
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status.
Calhoun Co. School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
o Liberty County School Board
The Liberty County School District cur-
rently has two positions open for the 2011-
2012 school year.
To view and apply for this position, go to
Applications will be received from
June 9 through June 18
Mechanic II and
High School English Teacher
Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race,
" religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status.
Jamie's Auto Repair will hold a
public auction on June 30, 2011
at 2 p.m. (ET).
19972-door Chevrolet/Geo Metro LS
Vin# 2C1 MR2291 V6713970
Our auction will be held at Jamie's
Auto Repair at 12395 Baker Street,
Bristol, FL. Jamie's Auto Repair
reserves the right to reject any and
The Calhoun-Liberty Journal 6-15-
11 & 6-22-11.
If you need any more information
on the above vehicle, please call
(850) 643-6495 ask for Jamie.
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JUNE 15, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23
Minutes from the May 5 Liberty Commission meeting
Official minutes from the May 5 regular
meeting of the Liberty County Commission
as recorded by the board secretary.
The meeting was called to order by Chair-
man Jim Johnson. Present at the meeting
were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Dexter
Barber, Davis Stoutamire, Albert Butcher, At-
torney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and
Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce.
Prayer was led by Larry Rogers.
Pledge of allegiance was led by Commis-
sioner Albert Butcher.
Motion to approve the minutes of the regu-
lar meeting held April 7 was made by Stou-
tamire, seconded by Barber and carried.
Superintendent Sue Summers requested
that the Board approve Liberty County School
Board to hold a special election to levy a
School Capital Outlay Surtax of 1/2 Cents
Sales Tax. Motion to approve Resolution #11-
09 approving a special election was made by
Stoutamire, seconded by Barber and carried.
John Ard with Natur Chem talked about
road side spraying. Natur Chem is under state
contract. The Attorney will have a look at this
before the Board makes a decision.
Lisa Rowell talked about the problems un-
der the Telogia Creek Bridge on Highway 20.
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Post & Barn
Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N)
Phone (850) 643-5995
We've got the fence posts to meet your needs.
The Board said that they would have the Road
Department take better care of this area. Also
have the Sheriff's Department patrol this
Kristin Brown with Preble-Rish Engineers
talked about the SCRAP and Cl Grant. She
suggested that we submit Lake Side Drive on
the SCRAP Grant application and Freeman
Road on the Cl Grant application. Motion to
approve was made by Butcher, seconded by
Barber and carried.
Rufus Barron requested water hook-up to
his house at 10735 SW 10th Street in Suma-
tra. He will participate in the cost of running
the lines. Motion to approve was made by
Williams, seconded by Stoutamire and
Lamar Holland talked to the Board
about the Veterans Memorial Rail Road.
He requested approval for Veterans
Memorial Railroad Summerfest on Sat-
urday, August 27 to be held at the park,
approval for construction of spur track,
trenching for additional electrical lines,
locking the gates and a sign at the gate
entrance to the park. Motion to approve
was made by Barber, seconded by
Stoutamire and carried.
Cedrick Brinson talked to the Board
about holding a Liberty County Festival
at the Veterans Park on October 5. The
Board told him to draw up a more de-
tailed contract for the County Attorney
to look over.
Dr. Gene Charbonneau talked about
the new Liberty County Community
Health Care building and the Hosford
Clinic. The Grand Opening for the new
building will be May 12 from 4-6 p.m.
Danny Earnest presented his retirement
resignation at the landfill. His last day will be
May 31. Motion to accept his retirement res-
ignation was made by Butcher, seconded by
Williams and carried.
Motion to approve a $250 donation to the
Liberty County Project Graduation was made
by Butcher, seconded by Barber and carried.
Motion to appoint Commissioner Albert
Butcher to serve on the Torreya State Park
Advisory Board was made by Williams, sec-
onded by Barber and carried.
Motion to adopt the Liberty County Board
of County Commissioners Safety Plan for the
County was made by Williams, seconded by
Stoutamire and carried.
There was discussion about the Governor's
Energy Grant. Motion to authorize Chairman
Jim Johnson to sign the contract with the grant
Motion to approve Linda Collins and Ma-
randa Ellis to serve on the Arts Council Board
was made by Butcher, seconded by Williams
Motion to pay the bills was made by Butch-
er, seconded by Stoutamire, and carried.
Motion to adjourn was made by Barber,
seconded by Butcher and carried.
Warrant List and Numbers
Operating Fund 2437-2673
Weatherization Fund 4555-4562
Payroll Fund 31495-31655
Robert Hill, Clerk of Court
Jim Johnson, Chairman
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