Wedding dates set for 3 couples... 10 Birthdays...11 Gardening...5 & 14 Obituaries...15 Classieds...16 & 17 Sheriff's Log...2 News from the Pews...3 Calendar....4 Commentary...6, 7 Meet a dog named Johnny Cash...950includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL Volume 31, Number 28 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 CLJ News.comby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorHe only served one fouryear term as a Liberty County Commissioner, but during that time he made his mark as he relentlessly sought ways to curtail careless spending of taxpayer dollars. And for that, the late J.W. Fiddler Eubanks is being honored with a plaque in his memory at the Liberty County Road Department on S.R. 20 Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Fiddler was the biggest reason we got that maintenance department out there, said Kenneth Green, who served as a commissioner during Eubanks 1996-2000 term. The two men contacted the St. Joe Company and let them know the county was in need of maintenance building. Within a short time, the county was able to acquire ten acres. It was Eubanks idea that the new site should include fuel pumps so that the county could save money by purchasing and maintaining its own supply of fuel. Two commissioners were against the idea but the late Earl Jennings supported Eubanks and Green, resulting in a 3-2 vote. Eubanks, himself a former gas station owner, knew it Wilhoit was a good businessman. He knew if you got your own tanks, you got fuel a lot cheaper, said Green, who estimates that the change saved over 40 cent a gallon in off-road use fuel for county tractors and other equipment. Green said Fiddler kept a close eye on money and saved the county $8,000 a year after a motion he made to advertise for insurance bids passed. He wanted us to run the county like you would run your own business, Green said. Eubanks, who died Jan. 16 at the age of 81, owned and operated Pelts Department Store in Blountstown for many years. He was also a past owner of the Apalachee Restaurant and True Value hardware store, and was the The bronze plaque, which reads, In memory of J.W. Fiddler Eubanks, honoring his accomplishments for the Liberty County Road Department, will be permanently displayed at the road department.Former Liberty Co. Commissioner will be honored Saturday by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA grand jury has indicted a Bristol man on federal charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and making false entries into the books and records of a federally-insured bank. The indictment against former C&L Bank president Jed Hiers, 50, He is charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud The Bank, also doing business as C&L Bank, in Bristol, Florida, and nine counts of making false entries into the books and records of the bank. The indictment alleges that between 1999 and 2004, Hiers conspired with others to conceal the true financial picture of the bank from bank examiners and the banks own management. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorneys Office in Tallahassee, Hiers is alleged to have made loans and extensions of credit to borrowers who were unable to repay, and that he attempted, through a variety of means, to conceal the borrowers actual indebtedness from bank examiners. The allegations borrowers financial statements, that he made loans to third parties for the purpose of paying off the loans of other borrowers, and that he made false statements in response to audit questions of a bank employee examining existing loans. There will be a trial. He will contest the charges and maintain his innocence, said Hiers attorney, Thomas M. Findley, A Sept. 6 trial date has been set but Findley said, We will do everything we can to get more time. We intend to move for a continuance. Findley added, Its so old it hardly seems fair to resurrect the charges. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Rhew-Miller. Count I of the indictment lists 10 overt acts including the creation of false documents presented as Benjamin Watson of Cordell, GA. Watson, who took out millions of dollars in loans from the Bristol branch of The Bank, pleaded guilty to bank fraud in May of 2005. He agreed to cooperate fully with the 15, 2006, was sentenced to one day supervised release and was ordered to pay $6 million in restitution. He is expected to be a witness at the upcoming trial. Hiers sued The Bank and six people, including three local bank employees Vicki Montford, Tracy Gregg and Regina Nobles alleging breach of contract and defamation after he was placed on administrative leave and later fired. He sought $6 million in punitive damages, $900,000 in compensation for three years salary and benefits plus attorneys fees. In the May 2005 trial, bank were processed that had never been signed and then used to pay current loans and overdrafts, that spreadsheets from one business were used in a loan package for another with only a name change and that Hiers had forged Benjamin Watsons name on a promissory note for over $1.5 million. Hiers trial was under way in Bristol when it came to an abrupt halt the day after Watson pleaded guilty to federal charges. Judge Michael Miller declared a mistrial but declined to explain other than to say, It was a matter agreed upon between the parties. Attorneys on both sides refused comment, leaving the impression that a settlement had been reached.Hiers indicted on federal bank fraud; trial date set FORMER C&L BANK PRESIDENT JED HIERS. The Family Dollar in Bristol held its grand opening on Saturday, July 9 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Construction began on the 8,000 square foot store in early March of this year. The store is located on S.R. 20, across from the Bristol Piggly Wiggly. Pictured from left: Bristol City Clerk Robin Hatcher and City Council members Ed Botting, Steve Cutshaw and Mitch Willis are shown with County Commissioners Jim Johnson and Davis Stoutamire. Shown in front is Assistant Manager Rachel Kilpatrick and Store Manager Mildred Kent, who look on as Florida Tropical Palm Modeling Queen Hulya Reisoglu cuts the ribbon. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOT OFamily Dollar opens its doors in BristolCouple lose $3,620 in online loan scamSee ONLINE SCAM continued on page 2by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Bristol couple in their 20s got an expensive lesson in scammed by an online loan offer, losing $3,620 in the process. Faced with two car payments and other bills after her husband lost his job, the wife began looking for a quick way to get a loan last month. She agreed to share her story if her name was not used. They spent $1,620 in an attempt to get a $5,000 loan. Midway through the process, loan, which prompted them to send two more payments after being assured the money would
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 13, 2011 S H E R I F F S L O G Blountstown Police Dept.July 4 through July 10, 2011 Citations issued: Accidents Special details Business alarms Residential alarms July 4 domestic battery, CCSOJuly 4 James Jeter, child support, CCSOJuly 8 Tracey Stacy, trespass, BPDJuly 10 Darryl Baker, failure to appear (warrant), CCSOJuly 5 holding for court, LCSO driving with no valid drivers license, LCSO PUBLIC NOTICE OF RATE IN C R EASE effective for the August 1, 2011 bill due to an increase The rates will increase as follows: SIZE RATE RATEGarbage Cart ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSwww.bristoldentalclinic.com Same-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic A great place to meet. An even better place to eat!TheApalacheeRestaurant TR I-LA N D IN C. BR OKE RLIBE R TY COU N TY $600 Down, Low Monthly payments zoned for House or Mobile Homes *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experienceTNTCollision CENTERTOBY GARNETT, OWNER ADOPT A PETthrough the Journal TO $ Neat and clean 3 BR, 2 BA home located www.calhounlibertyrealty.com firstname.lastname@example.orgJuly 8 failure to appear, driv ing with license suspended or revoked, LCSO possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, LCSObe wired to their bank account by June 27. It wasnt. She said it started when she went to loancity.com and the loans said their insurance wanted an extra security down. to send the money that day. For more information on loan scams, go to www. ONLINE SCAM
JULY 13, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 We will be CLOSING on Friday, July 22 or Saturday, July 23 at 9 p.m. and re-open the next day under new ownership. The closing will be to count inventory. A little out of the way A lot less to payHome of the All-U-Can-Eat menuPhone (850) 670-8441 FRIDAYS ONLY $10 or more50%OFF Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant AN INVITATION To a ceremony honoring former Liberty County Commissioner J.W. Fiddler Eubanks VBSTELOGIA BAPTIST CHURCH Telogia Baptist Church will be hosting a VBS fun day on Saturday, July 16 from 1-4 p.m. This will be the kickoff for our 2011 V BS, Big Apple Adventure. We will have golf cart (taxi) rides, muscle park benches, NYC hotdogs, games and a waterslide. So come prepared to get wet. This would be a good time to take advantage of early registration. V acation Bible School will begin Sunday, July NEWS FROM THE PEWS17-21 from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly. Ages 4 years old 6th grade may attend. Direct any questions to Claudie Black at the church at 379-8439 or home 379-8153.YOUTH DRAMA PRESENTATION CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH YOUTH Park or Pull-up Pileau: Corinth Baptist Church youth will have a chicken pileau on Friday, July 29. The pileau will be from 5:30-7 p.m. and you can park and come inside to eat, or pull up and well bring it out to you to take home. The cost of the plates are $6. There will also be a cake silent auction going on inside that you wont want to miss. Immediately following the pileau, at 7 p.m., our youth will be joined by other youth groups and present some of their best dramas in the church sanctuary. Make plans now to join us on Friday, July 29 for the pileau and the youth drama presentation. Proceeds from the pileau will be used for a youth summer camp. For more information call Beckie Black at 5564270.ICE CREAM SOCIAL & WATER FUNCORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH CHILDRENS MINISTRY Corinth Baptist Church Childrens Ministry will be having a fun evening of water activities on Wednesday, July 20 starting at 7 p.m. Following the water activities we will make ice cream sundaes. Wear a bathing suit and bring a towel. Please come out and join us for a splash of fun. For more information, please call Jessica Peddie at 379-8016. T ALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service announce that campers and visitors to Floridas forests may once forests. The Florida Forest Service lifted the ban in response to increased conditions. The ban was put in place by the Florida Forest Service on June 13 in response to extreme drought conditions. While the ban has been lifted for state forests, the ban may still be in effect on other public lands at the discretion of the managing agency. The Florida Forest Service strongly urges all visitors planning an open the managing agency of that property management areas and other outdoor recreations areas. Since January 1, the Florida Forest Service has responded to 3,877 wildburning acres. For more information about the Florida Forest Service and current com. For more information about the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www. FreshFromFlorida.com or follow Commissioner Putnam on Facebook, www.facebook.com/adamputnam, or Twitter, @adamputnam.Increased rain across the state of Florida improves conditions
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 13, 2011Thats how many copies of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your community announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,384 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: email@example.com ADS: firstname.lastname@example.org JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................Advertising Angie Davis.........Production AssistantOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F, Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL OMMUNITYCALENDAR WEDNESDA Y, JULY 13 THURSDA Y, JULY 14 BIRTHDAYS Richard Williams FRIDA Y, JULY 15 SATURDA Y, JULY 16 Enjoy your favorite summer activity with family and friends! Dance, 8-12 p.m., American Legion Hall in Blountstown SUNDA Y, JULY 17 MONDA Y, JULY 18 BIRTHDAYS Stacey Duggar, Kade Hill, Elijah Peterson & Ann Brinkley TODAYS MEETINGS4 p.m., Liberty Emergency Management building9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center TUESDA Y, JULY 19 TODAYS MEETINGSnoon, Senior Citizens Center 5 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic CenterAttend the Church of your choice this Sunday Red Hat Apalachee Restaurant 12 p.m. (CT) 6 p.m., Rivertown Community Church CELEBRATE RECOVERYANNIVERSARIES Godfrey & Sarah Peterson TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, BristolBIRTHDAYS Alex Combs & Jackie King TODAYS MEETINGS 5 p.m. CalBoard Room AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County CourthouseBIRTHDAYS Delane Todd & Cindy Copeland BIRTHDAYS Kase Hill T.O.T.A.L presents A Back To School Empowerment Experience on Aug. 6 from 12-5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. This event is for boys and girls ages 11 and up. Admission is free. There will be lots of fun, games and prizes, food, empowerment, talent showcase, workshops on entrepreneurship and leadership skills. T.O.T.A.L is a program designed to inspire, encourage, and motivate our teens so that they are able to transcend regardless of their environment. Our teens will be molded into the leaders that they are made to be. T.O.T.A.L will also form as an outlet for teens to express themselves artistically through music, poetry and dance. For more information contact Felicia Jackson-Stanley at (850) 322-4725.T.O.T.A.L: Transcending Our Teens Above LimitationsA back to school empowerment experience Aug. 6CHIPLEY The speed limit on State Road 20 in Bay County one mile east of US 231, will increase from 55 mph to 60 mph on Thursday, July 14. The increase will affect the stretch of SR 20 between Creek Haven Road and the Calhoun County line.There is a new caregiver support group coming to Blountstown and Calhoun County that will begin on July 21 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gateway Baptist Church, 17667 Main St. N., Blountstown. This support group is open to all family caregivers who are providing care to loved ones or friends and just need an opportunity to get together with other caregivers and share their stories. Often, the needs of caregivers are the same regardless of who they are providing care for and due to the rigors of caregiving, everyone needs some time to share and tial in nature and will be facilitated by a professional group counselor. ture group meetings will be conducted in an open forum beginning with introductions, then a 20 minute class session on caregiving tips for better health and wellbeing and 30 minutes for group discussion followed by a closing session and processing. Coffee, water and light snacks will be provided. Please join us on July 21 at 11 a.m. and say hello to your counselors Brooks Johnson, LMHC and Recie Culpepper, CVM.New Caregiver Support group coming to Calhoun beginning Thurs., July 21FDOT plans speed changes on SR 20 FLYP 4 ART at the Library in August The Blountstown Public Library announces a summer weeklong series of art classes for 8 to 14-year-olds on August 8, 9, 10 and 11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. F.L. Y P ., Florida Library Y outh P rogram, presents painting, weaving, sketching, music and more with instructor Anna Layton, Cultural Arts Coordinator. The class is limited and parents are urged to sign up and register their child as soon as possible. There is no charge and all materials are provided. Call the library at 674-8773 or stop by the front desk about registration.Interested in a trip to Italy? Join us July 21CalCo Travel will be having an informa tional meeting Thursday, July 21 beginning at 5 p.m. to give you all the details of our planned trip to I taly. Some of the highlights of the trip are Rome, the Colosseum, Flor ence, Venice, St. Marks Square and Milan. We will be serving desserts and drinks. The trip is scheduled for March 12-20, 2012. If you are interested and would like more information please plan on attending this meeting. We are located at 16859 NE Cayson St., Blountstown (behind the old courthouse). All of our trips are open to all ages. A $100 booking discount will apply if you attend the meeting. Attention FFA Members, the Blountstown FFA Chapter will be hosting workshops to build on a few key components of Public Speaking and Forestry. They will be based around their respective FFA Career Development Events. Any FFA member who is interested in developing these skills is encouraged to attend the free workshops. Public Speaking set for (9 a.m.-12 p.m. CST) (9 a.m.-12 p.m. CST) 12 p.m. CST)Forestry set for be announced)All workshops will be held at the new BHS Ag Department, located at 18597 NE State Road 69 Blountstown. Enter the northernmost driveway of the school and follow the directional arrows until you see workshop signs. Please contact Joanna Everett (Advisor) for questions at 272-3818 or email the Blountstown FFA Chapter at email@example.com.
JULY 13, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 AREA PROGRAMSDOTHAN If you have an interest in history, Landmark Park is the place to be each Sunday afternoon during the month of July. Our annual Heritage Forum series will feature guest speakers presenting programs on state and local history. The forums will be presented in the Interpretive Center Auditorium at 3 p.m. The programs are free with paid gate admission (adults, $4; kids, $3; members, free). Refreshments will follow each session. Forums are sponsored by the Wachovia-Wells Fargo Foundation. Series supported in part by a generous grant from the Larry Register Family. George Washington Carver, The First African-American Green Scientist will be presented on July 17 by Dana Chandler. Chandler is the Archivist at Tuskegee University, home of the extraordinary and not-thoroughly-examined George Washington Carver Papers. Chandler, trained in civil engineering and holding a masters method and his environmental sensitivity. Rambling Brass Hats: Inspecting Alabamas CCC Camps, 1933-1942 by Hayden McDaniel. Histories of the New Deals Civilian Conservation Corpsthe CCCconcentrate on the policy makers and the enlistees. McDaniel is a graduate student at Auburn University to explore the heretofore ignored CCC division managers and administrators. Whites letters are in the Archives of Wiregrass History and Culture at Troy University Dothan Campus. Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861 by Dr. Ken Noe. A native of Virginia, Noe is the Alumni Professor and Draughon Professor of Southern History at Auburn University. He is the author or editor of six books, most recently "Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861."Landmark Park, home of the Alabama Agricultural Museum, is a 135-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, Ala. For more information, contact the park at (334) 794-3452. 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Dr. Knox is a Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the NFREC, and works as liaison with the Gardening Friends to promote gardening, support University of Florida horticulture and develop new teaching and display gardens at NFREC. Registration is already available at Gardening Friends web site (www.thegfbb.com, Event Reser vations). This event will begin at 9 a.m., with the doors opening at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registered members cost is $10, pre-registered
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 13, 2011Our pathetic political processAmerica touts itself as the greatest nation in the world, a leader of the free world, the beacon of democracy that all nations should emulate. All slogans that cause us to become misty-eyed, our chest to swell with pride as we pat ourselves on the back for being good Boy Scouts on the world stage. We do have a right to be proud of this place called America, but we should be ashamed at the collapse of our representative political system into a pathetic, sophomoric, idiotic, childish display of the worst of self-centered, self-serving, selfabsorbed politicians whose only concern is pandering to their base so that they can get re-elected. James Madison would be spinning in his grave if he knew that current day politicians, particularly Republicans, have poisoned his plan for representative government, a cornerstone of the democratic process, to the point that the Congress of the United States is the laughing stock of the nation and the international community. nancial problem and amends have to be made. The solution is not a complicated one. Anyone with an iota of common sense knows that there has to be some balance between cost and revenues. But common sense is sorely lacking in the Congress. What is not lacking in the Congress is a willingness to politicize the debt issue to satisfy Tea Partiers and the conservative base. The rub is that politicians, particularly Republicans, are pandering to their base rather than dealing with a serious issue that affects all Americans. Like petulant thumb-sucking children, Republican Speaker of the House Boehner and Representative Kantor stalked out of the budget negotiations because they are opposed to any tax hike. These two economically ignorant people actually think that the solution to the debt crisis is to end federal spending. Of course, reductions in federal spending are one leg of the economic stool, but another leg is increased revenues. Its no secret how America got into this economic morass. President Reagan, the godfather of conservatism, convinced Americans that government is the problem. Trickledown economics was Reagans forte. The right touts Reagans one big tax reduction, but the right fails to remember that Reagan raised taxes/fees about six times during his administration. Reagan and has continued unabated for the past three decades. One does not have to be an economist to understand that the Republican model work. Republicans and right-wing radio and television spout all kinds of economic lies and nonsense. I cringe when I hear presumably educated people claim all that has to reduce taxes and happy days will be here again. Its that chicken in every pot nonsense. The reasons for the recession and high unemployment rates are many and complicated. Republican hypocrisy sur rounding the debt ceiling issue is astounding. The debt ceiling has been raised 52 times, seven during Where was the clamor of the Tea Party people when the debt ceiling was raised during the George Bush administration? Where was the outcry about the cost of war when Bush sent troops into Afghanistan and Iraq and funded both wars with borrowed money? Spending for all departments in the federal government, including the Department of Defense can be reduced. Entitlement programs can be examined and reduced in scope. But failure to close loopholes in the tax code, which would generate revenue, in order to protect corporate America, is just more Republican hypocrisy. For America, the consequences of failing to deal with the debt ceiling in a responsible manner will be severe. Failure to increase the debt ceiling will affect not just the U.S., markets. Surely, not even right-wing conservative Republicans and Tea Par tiers would be a party to trashing this place called America. But CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Casey Anthony was found not guilty. This means that President Obamas economic team is only the second-most clueless group in America. JAY LENOSarah Palin spoke out about Independence Day, saying that if the British had won the war, wed all be speaking English today. JAY LENOThey say that if you break a mirror, you get seven years of bad luck. I broke a mirror once and all I got was seven stitches. CRAIG FERGUSONDemocrats warned that if the debt ceiling isnt raised, the government would cease to function. How would you be able to tell? JAY LENOThe government is warning that terrorists may try to blow up airplanes by implanting bombs under their skin. The airlines responded by saying theyll charge any terrorists that do this a $50 carry-on fee. JAY LENOA new species of shark has been discovered. Its kind of suspicious. It seems that a new shark is always discovered just before Shark Week. CRAIG FERGUSONLady Gaga complained that the U.S. is allowing Iran and North Korea to get nukes and we have to stop them. Before the White House makes any decision, theyre waiting to hear from Britney Spe ars. JAY LENOMy show and Sesame Street are very different. One has a grouch whos smelly from being in trash all day, and the other is Sesame Street. CRAIG FERGUSONAccording to the New York Times, a cell phone found in Osama bin Ladens compound had phone numbers belonging to Pakistans intelli gence agencies. But authorities say its unlikely they ever spoke because apparently bin Laden had AT&T. JAY LENOA new study shows that home births are up 20% in the United States. More and more moms are giving birth at home. Or as in Arnold Schwarzeneg gers case, giving birth in the home theyre clean ing. JAY LENOV ice President Joe Biden has a new Twitter account. He said he will not rest until he can embarrass the president on every media platform ever invented. JAY LENO
JULY 13, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 The more things change... COMMENTARY After nearly 40 years in Washington, I'm leaving the nation's capital pretty much as I found it when I arrived. The players have changed, but the problems haven't. Richard Nixon occupied the White House then, and the United States was involved in a long and unpopular war and faced economic problems at home. In 1971, to combat nearly 6 per to protect the value of the dollar, Nixon imposed a 90-day freeze on wages and prices, and a 10 percent import surcharge, and ended the convertibility of dollars into gold. He also launched the war on drugs a 'war' we still haven't won. Forty years later, Barack Obama presides over an economy in far worse shape than has existed at any point in the intervening period, and the U.S. is about to lose its ability to borrow money yet Congress and the president can't agree on how to crats are as rancorous as they were during the Watergate period, maybe more so. (I can say that with some authority because I worked on the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings.) And the U.S. is involved in another unpopular war, in Afghanistan, the longest in our history. The more things change, the more they remain the same. But just as Americans got through the lousy economy of the 1970s, ployment will recede, and so will government spending not because of political deal-making but because Americans will them with those who will. Just ask Jimmy Carter. I look back on a life in politics that took me from Capitol Hill to the Reagan White House to the public policy and media worlds with as much frustration as pride. Some of the policies I hoped to play a role in changing like racial preferences in hir ing and education have become so ingrained and widespread many people no longer seem to notice their corrosive effect. But there were successes as well as failures, albeit modest ones. Bilingual education which as columnist Michael Bar one once quipped is neither bilingual nor education has largely been replaced by English instruction for non-English speakers, a goal I advocated for more than 30 years. And I met and in some cases worked for some truly great Americans during my Washington years. President Reagan tops the list. It was a great privilege to work in the Reagan Civil Rights and later as director of public liaison at the White House. Even President Reagan's critics acknowledged that he was a true leader, but it has taken time and the publication of his handwritten diaries and speeches for some people to recognize the intellectual skills that those of us who worked with him saw didn't always agree with them. Former Vice President and Senator Hubert Humphrey was a gentleman to the end of his long walking the halls of Congress. And even as he fought cancer, he never failed to be the "happy warrior," as he was known, with a smile and a kind word for everyone he met. Unfortunately, I've also encountered some downright meanit to say that they can be found on both sides of the political aisle. I won't miss having to deal with the outsized egos Washington breeds, but I will miss the many good friends and colleagues I've worked with over the years. I leave Washington to return to my childhood roots in Colorado. I've lived almost two-thirds of my life in the East, but the West is in my blood. I'll still be commenting on what goes on inside the Beltway, but with a new perspective. I'll call on the insights I've earned working in Washington, but now I'll be looking in from the outside, like most Americans. GUEST COLUMNBY LINDA CHAVEZLinda Chavez is the author of An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an ExLiberal. She is a syndicated columnist and a political analyst for Fox News Channel.
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 13, 2011Archaeologist receives $20,000 to analyze Swift Creek potteryby Danielle TorrentGAINESVILLE Florida Museum of Natural History researcher Neill Wallis recently received a $20,000 grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to analyze and digitally document pottery made by prehistoric people of the southeast U.S. The grant will help Wallis analyze Swift Creek Complicated Stamped pottery used by huntergatherers of northern Florida, Georgia and eastern Alabama from A.D. 100 to 800. Methods include recording vessel shape and form, photographing designs, and conducting neutron activation and petrographic analyses and radiocarbon dating soot on the pottery. The grant will fund the neutron activation and petrographic analyses. This will be useful to many archaeologists working in Florida, Georgia or Alabama there are a lot of sites that have Swift Creek pottery, Wallis said. Its really going to give us a sense of how hunter-gatherers interacted with other hunter-gatherers. The research will expand the work Wallis conducted for his book, The Swift Creek Gift: Vessel Exchange on the Atlantic Coast, published in February. The book, featured in April by the Smithsonian National Museum of could be found in seemingly meaningless items, such as cooking pots that were found to be exchanged long distances. This project is of a much larger scale, to create a database we can continue to build on in the future, Wallis said. When we have enough data, we should be able to pick out patterns of population migration, marriage alliances, or exchange, and actually be able to discern the difference between those things. Swift Creek pottery is unique because the designs created by stamping a paddle into a vessel vessels sharing the same impressions. The deto map where ancient people lived, the distances they traveled and with whom they interacted, Wallis said. The samples are from the Woodland period, which spanned 1,000 B.C. to A.D. 1,000, a time of considerable cultural development and increased burial mound ceremonialism, Wallis said. Around 1,500 years ago, people were organized in ways we dont understand that well, Wallis said. At a level of social organization somewhere between large chiefdoms and small bands of hunter-gatherers, anthropologists dont have a very good idea of how those people inter acted or how exchange or mobility shaped their society. This pottery allows us to establish patterns in the movement of ancient people or the movement of objects in ways no other artifacts can. About one-third of the samples used for the project are housed in the Florida Museums collections. Other contributors include the Flor ida Bureau of Archaeological Research, the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia and Valdosta State University. The University of Missouri will conduct the Neutron Activation Analysis, a process of determining chemical signatures for the pottery and distinguishing local and non-local pieces. Ann Cordell, a senior biological scientist at the Florida Museum, will conduct the petrographic analysis, which identiThe Wenner-Gren Foundation is a private or ganization supporting worldwide research in all branches of anthropology. The foundation awarded Wallis the maximum funding available to applicants in the Grants for Post-Ph.D. Scholars category for the one-year project, which began July 1.The Florida Museum of Natural History inspires people to value the biological richness and cultural heritage of our diverse world and make a positive difference in its future. The museum is located near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and is $10.50 for adults ($9 Fla. residents) and $6 for ages 3-17. Prices subject to change. For more information, edu or call (352) 846-2000. Swift Creek Complicated Stamped potterySwift Creek pottery is unique because the designs created by stamping a paddle into a sites with vessels sharing the same impressions. The designs are like researchers to map where distances they traveled and with whom they Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies. river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also air at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET.Swap Shop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes K102.7 is the voice of the Liberty the Miami DolphinsWYBT Radio Y-1000 AMWPHK Radio K-102.7 FM All prices plus tax, tag, title & dealer fee. Not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures for illustration purposes. 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JULY 13, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 ASK THEO L D F A R M E R SA L M A N A C PETS PEOPLE Altha Store Phone (850) 762-3161 Blountstown Branch Phone (850) 673-8102 Marianna Branch Phone (850) 482-2416Altha Farmers Co-op, Inc. PETS AND THEIR PEOPLE IS SPONSORED BYWeve got the feed you need to keep your animals happy and healthy!CATTLE HORSES DOGS CATS BIRDS and more.AND THEIR Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. # CMC1249570 (850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley Do you have any meal suggestions for vegetarians who are coming for a barbecue?A. N., Lexington, Ky. Besides the usual side orders of green salads, potato salads, chips and dips, and other appetizers, there grilling recipes that use only vegetarian ingredients. Grilled eggplant, sliced in rounds and topped with tomato, basil leaves, and melted meal. You can also grill corn on the cob in its husks for a tasty meal. Peel down the husks just far enough to remove the silk, and then wrap the husks around the corn again, securing with a wire twist tie, if necessary, to keep the husks in place. Soak the ears in water for about 15 to 20 minutes, so that the husks dont burn when placed over the grill. Before cooking, open the husks once more and brush the corn kernels with melted butter (add cumin or other spices, as you choose, and salt and pepper), and then close up the husks again. On a charcoal grill, place the corn off to one side, away from the coals; place in the indirect heat of a gas grill. Turning the corn frequently, grill ears for about 20 minutes, or until the kernels are soft and tender. Other easy vegetar ian foods for grilling include marinated asparagus spears, Por tobello mushrooms, potato halves, or red and green peppers. Make a vegetarian kabob with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, and onions in any marinade of your choice. If your vegetarian guests are up another whole arena of great possibilities -or grilled sea scallops, to name just a few.Is there any truth to the idea that eating blueberries improves eyesight? F. A., Whitneyville, Pa.Studies seem to indicate so, yes. During World War II, British Royal Air Force bomber pilots were tested for eyesight improvement after eating bilberry jam; their night vision was said to be better. The bilberry is a variation of the blueberry, more common in Europe. Both bilberries and blueberries contain a substance called anthocyanin, which is considered to be curative for weak eyes. Medici nally, the berries seem to work by improving the micro-circulation, so the capillaries that support the eyes and eyesight are strengthened. In both Japan and Nova Scotia, similar studies have been conducted, with positive results for reducing eye fatigue, as well. Further good news about blueberries is that there have no choles terol or fat, and they taste good! Just a half cupful has more antioxidants of most other fruits and vegetables, including peas and carrots and broccoli. The same half cupful contains about 1,000 mg of vitamin C, plus a good amount of calories. Besides the improved circulation serving the eyes, blueberries and bilberries also seem to enhance the circulatory strength of the mucous membranes, connective tissues around the joints, digestion, and pulmonary systems. Therefore, it is believed that these berries may also offer improvement for the respiratory system, stomach, arthritis and rheumatism suffer ers, and those battling memory loss or cancer. Varicose veins, wa ter retention, hemor rhoids, gout, diar rhea, and bruising are several more problems for which blueberries and bilberries may be expected to show curative effects. Blueberry pie, anyone?An old family letter from the 1700s mentions aniseeds. What were they used for? H. C., Sioux Falls, S.D. Aniseed is the seed from the herb anise (Pimpinella anisum). In of Virginia required each of its members to plant six or more anise seeds, so treasured was that herb. The seeds might be sugared, as were those of fennel, dill, corian der, and caraway, and added to pickles or other recipes. They were tucked in handkerchiefs and used to sweeten the breath or nibbled as Meetin ners stay awake during long sermons. The dried anise plant was crumbled and strewn in bedrooms to aid sleep or, according to Pliny the Elders 1st-century Natural History, to imand prevent bad dreams. Strewn liberally, anise deodorized rooms and deterred bedbugs, and anise oil was used against lice. JULY 11, MONDAY The U.S. Marine Corps was established, 1798. Fred Baldasare used SCUBA English Channel underwater, 1962. JULY 12, TUESDAY Moon runs low. Moon at ascending node. Basin, Wyoming, experienced a record high temperature of 114 degrees F, 1900. JULY 13, WEDNESDAY Conjunction of Pluto and the Moon. Women time, 1908. Hockey player Bobby Carpenter born, 1963. JULY 14, THURSDAY Bastille Day. First ascent of the Matterhorn was completed by Englishman Edward Whymper, 1865. Change of weather makes conversation for fools. JULY 15, FRIDAY St. Swithin. Full Buck Moon. Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union, 1870. Singer Linda Ronstadt born, 1946. JULY 16, SATURDAY Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy, space mission to land on the Moon, 1969. JULY 17, SUNDAY Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Jazz and blues singer Billie Holiday died, 1959. Atlanta, Georgia, had its 14th consecutive day of rain, 1994. Tyler Todd of Bristol is shown here with his buddy, a three-year-old yellow lab he named Johnny Cash in memory of his favorite singer. Johnny Cash, pictured here sporting a bike helmet that belongs to Tylers niece, is one of several dogs that guard the home and yard of Tyler and his wife, Kristina at the Bristol Boat Landing. Tyler enjoys spending time with the playful lab. He loves to truck, says Tyler, who adds that when he comes home, Johnny Cash likes me to chase him around the yard. On the rare occasion he misbehaves, Tyler chastises him with a stern, What have I done told you?! and Johnny Cash obediently goes to his canine version of Folsom Prison, a cypress doghouse on the back porch. Hell go in there and lay his ears down and look real sad, says Tyler, adding, Hes very emotional.Tyler Todd and Johnny Cash
Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 13, 2011LCHS & Carol White kicking camp set for Friday, July 15Liberty County High School will be having a kicking camp on Friday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LCHS The camp is free to all LCHS football players and will be football coach at Georgia Tech. She is currently conducting camps at University of Mississippi, University of Auburn, Georgia Southern University, Elon College, Coastal Carothe fall of 2009 alone, active kickers, punters and snappers on 229 college teams (more than 400 players) were recent campers and during the 2009-2010, 31 recent campers have played or are playing professional football. portunity to meet, said LCHS Coach Grant Grantham. Her willingness to come to Liberty County is an example of her genuine desire to help kids and a unique and special opportunity for our players to be able to learn from the best kicking coach in the country. For more information regarding Coach White, visit www.kick-aid.com. GAR REVELL, OWNERTELEPHONE (850) 643-6393Saturday, July 16from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drop in for hotdogs & drinks any time during the day. weddingsMr. and Mrs. William (Ott) King of Marianna are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Andrea Elizabeth King to Michael Preston Johnson. Michael is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Johnson of Grand Ridge. Grandparents of the bride-to-be are the late Alvin and Opal Holley of Grand Ridge, the late William H. and Rebecca King of Greenwood and Katie Owens Grandparents of the prospective groom are Bernice and the late Lewis Johnson of Bristol, Sheila Cauley of and Joyce Taylor of Blountstown and Aritie Gay and the late Roy Gay of Port St. Joe. Andrea is a 2007 graduate of Marianna High School. She is pursuing a degree in nursing. Michael is a 2008 graduate of Sneads High School. He is employed at Stricklands Ace Hardware in Bristol. The wedding will be on Sept. 2. A reception will follow at the Grand Ridge Community Center. The event will be by invitation only. The couple will reside in Grand Ridge. King, Johnson to be wed on Sept. 2 in Grand RidgeEddy and Kimberly Cook of Grand Ridge would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberlynn Amber Cook, to Matthew Paul Stokes of Blountstown. He is the son of Paul and Sandra Stokes of Blountstown. Maternal grandparents of the bride-to-be are Velma Gilley and the late Thomas Adkins. Parental grandparents are the late Juanita and Willard Cook. Maternal grandparents of the prospective groom are Pearl Wilson and the late Harry Wilson. Parental grandCurtis Stokes. Amber is a 2006 graduate of Altha Public School. She graduated from Chipola College with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is currently employed as a teacher with the Calhoun County School Board. Matthew is a 2004 graduate of Blountstown High School. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology. He is currently The wedding will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sept.10 at the Altha Church of God with a reception to follow. No invitations are being sent out locally; however, all family and friends are invited to attend. Cook, Stokes to exchange vows on Sept. 10 in AlthaWesley and Linda Williams of Altha are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Patricia Gail Williams of Altha to John A. Cauley, Jr. of Blountstown. Jon Jon is the son of John Cauley, Sr. and Sheila Cauley of Altha. Maternal grandparents of the bride-to-be are Alice Logue parents are Lester and Helen Williams of Marianna. Maternal grandparents of the prospective groom are Artie Mae and the late Roy Gay of White City and Jo and the late Lee Hammond of Port St. Joe. Paternal grandparents are Agnes and the late Everett Cauley of Clewiston. Patricia is a 2006 graduate of Altha High School. 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JULY 13, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Blountstown Health and Rehab16690 SW Chipola Road, Blountstown Telephone (850) 674-4311 Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center provides short-term and long-term care in a warm, personal manhealthcare, centered on caregiver compassion, offered in a comfortable home-like setting. Come Home to Rehab Tyler Scott Elliott is proud to announce his June 11 graduation from Florida Youth Challenge Academy at Camp Blanding in Starke. FLYCA is a military academy sponsored by the Florida National Guard and Tyler was honored by being accepted as a cadet to this school. Tyler has received the coveted Leadership Award and Ambassador Award along with nine school diploma. He graduated one year earlier than he would have had he stayed in public school. Tyler is the son of Scott Elliott and Angela Tindall of Blountstown. His paternal grandparents are Helen Newsome and the late Herman Newsome of Wewahitchka and the late Ralph Elliott of Crawfordville. Maternal grandparents are Johnny Hill of Tallahassee and Debbie Hill of Bristol. Tyler plans to join the Air Force and continue his education. Brooke Nichole Fortney is proud to announce her May 21 graduation from Baldwin High School in Millidgeville, GA. Brooke is the daughter of Ronald and Sherry Fortney of Millidgeville, GA. Her maternal grandparents are Helen Newsome and the late Herman Newsome of Wewahitchka and the late Ralph Elliott of Crawfordville. Paternal grandparents are Nancy Fortney and the late Roger Fortney of Bradenton. Brooke plans to start college in the fall to pursue her career as a pediatric physical therapist. Fortney graduates from Baldwin High is the daughter of Joe and Meris Her grandparents are Bob and Jamie Longfellow of Tallahassee and the Her great-grandparents are Frank and with her big brother, Nathan. ground, water sprinklers, and a train has lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins with his dad on his four-wheeler, lawn mower and tractor, and driving his Ford the late Freddie Jacobs of Bristol and swinging on her swing set and rocking in the rocking chairs on the front porch Birthdays Achievements
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 13, 2011 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Members present at the meeting were Tommy Duggar, Darrel Hayes, Roger Reddick, Logan Kever, Kyle Peddie and Superintendent Sue Summers. The prayer was offered by Darrel Hayes and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Roger Reddick. HEAR FROM PUBLIC Dr. Pat Wentz, Director of AdvancED Florida SACS/CASI was at the meeting and presented Superintendent Sue Summers with a plaque for District Accreditation. ADOPTION OF AGENDA Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to adopt the Agenda with emergency item. CONSENT ITEMS Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items: A. Approval of Minutes for May 10, 2011 B. Principals Reports for May, 2011 C. Financial Statements for May, 2011 D. Budget Amendments E. Bills and Payroll for May, 2011 ACTION ITEMS Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve request for permission for students to attend Liberty County Adult School and take the GED after completion of prescribed course of study Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Subscription Agreement between Educational Options, Inc. and Liberty County School District for August 10, 2011 August 10, 2012. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve amendments to Special Programs and Procedures Manual Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve 2011-2012 Cooperative Service Agreement between the Florida State University and Liberty County School District. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Revised Salary Schedule to show increase in minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $7.31/hour. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Contractual Agreement for Inter-County Transfer of Exceptional Students between the Leon County School Board and the Liberty County School Board for the 2011-2012 school year. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve PAEC In-Service Program for Add-on-Endorsement in the area of ESE Autism. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve PAEC In-Service Program for Add-on-Endorsement in the area of ESE Severe and Profound Disabilities. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Letter of Understanding with Liberty Education Association and Liberty County School District for the creation of time school psychologist position at an annual salary of $27,716. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Mr. Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Letter of Understanding with Liberty Education Association and Liberty County School District for the creation of a salary bonus/supplement trict. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Contract Renewal Agreement with Compass Group USA, INC Chartwells for the period beginning July 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2012. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve contract with iObservation to provide software services to maintain online portfolios for teacher evaluation for the 2011-2012 school year. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve contract with the Danielson Group to provide training for teachers and administrators for the Framework for Teaching in the new Teacher Evaluation System for the 2011-2012 school year. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Contract between Izette Van der Merwe and Liberty County School Board for Occupational Therapy Services beginning June 20, 2011 through July 15, 2011, $65.00 per hour 1 day per week (not to exceed 3 hours per day) to be paid from Title VIB. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Contract between Myla Wahlquist and Liberty County School Board for Physical Therapy Services beginning June 20, 2011 through July 15, 2011, as needed for services, $65.00 per hour to be paid from Title VIB. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Contract with Calhoun County School Board to provide Physical Therapy Assistant services June 9, 2011 June 30, 2011, 4 hours per week x 4 weeks for a total of 16 hours. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve request for permission to advertise for Mechanic II position outside the District due to lack of applicants from within the District. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and discussion by Peddie regarding the request for permission to advertise outside the District for English Teacher at Liberty County High School. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to table the item. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve request for permission to advertise outside the District for Transportation Provider (2 vacant positions). Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve request to amend Liberty County School Board Minutes from March 8, 2011, Consent Items to include approving Budget Amendment 431-03. PERSONNEL Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by cial letter of intent to enter the DROP Program to be effective no later than May 31, 2016 from Vanesa Ford. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to accept ofto be effective no later than May 31, 2016 from Donna J. Bracewell. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by letter of intent to enter the DROP Program and effective no later than May 31, 2016 from Mary Peddie. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Mr. Hayes and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation/retirement from Mrs. Betty Wilson to be effective June 8, 2011. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation/retirement from Billy Ray Smith to be effective June 6, 2011. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation from Mrs. Andrea Boatwright to be effective June 6, 2011. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation from Jina Willis to be effective June 8, 2011. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation from Danielle Baggett to be effective June 8, 2011. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Stacey Vowell beginning August 12, 2011 and ending October 17, 2011. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for Whitney Holcomb beginning August 12, 2011 and ending September 30, 2011. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve request for Leave of Absence from Jennifer Shuler Kever for the 2011-2012 school year. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Ashlie Taylor as long term substitute for Stacey Vowel beginning August 12, 2011 through October 17, 2011. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve following personnel for ESE summer work to be paid from Title VIB: Kari Smith 8 days, 5 hours per day, $22/ hour (June 20-28, 2011) Chris Summers 3 days, 5 hours per day, $22/hour (July 12-14, 2011) Erica Nobles 4 days, 5 hours per day, $22/ hour (July 5-11, 2011) Penny Alahalaseh 15 days, 5 hours per day, $12/hour (June 20-July 14, 2011) Rebecca Perkins 15 days, 5 hours per day, $7.31/hour (June 20-July 14, 2011) Tammy Sangster 15 days, 5 hours per day, $7.31/hour (June 20 July 14, 2011) Jordan Wahlquist Speech Therapist, 3 hours per week for 4 weeks at regular hourly rate. Lynn Munson 5 weeks, 7 hours per day, $7.31/hour (Everhart Route) (2 weeks in June, 3 weeks in July) Lori Young, Physical Therapist Assistant, 2 hours per week for 4 weeks at regular hourly rate. Deleted. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve contract with Winter McLemore for Summer Work, 16 days, 7 hours per day, 25.74 per hour, not to exceed $3,000 to be paid from SEDNET DISC. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Celeste Shuler for summer work, 12 days, 7 hours per day at regular hourly rate, not to exceed $4,000 to be paid from SEDNET Trust. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Suzann Stoutamire as Parent Educator for Even Start Program effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 to be paid her regular hourly 10 months rate, contingent upon availability of Even Start funds. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Melissa Muza as Adult Educator for Even Start Program effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 to be paid her regular hourly 10 months rate, contingent upon availability of Even Start funds. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Link Barber as Principal at W.R. Tolar K-8 School beginning July 1, 2011. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Pat Johnson for Mechanic I for Liberty County School District beginning July 1, 2011. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Jennifer Sewell as 21st Century CLC Activity Leader/Paraprofessional (0031-Tolar) for the 21st Century Summer Program beginning June 13, 2011 through July 25, 2011 Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve following personnel for summer employment to be paid from Supplemental Academic Improvement: Ladell Holland at WR Tolar K-8, 4 weeks, 4 days per week, 7 hours per day, $12/hr. (2 weeks June/2 weeks July) Sharmon Parrish at Liberty County High School, 4 weeks, 4 days per week, 7 hours per day, $12/hr. (2 weeks June/ 2 weeks July) Mary Waller at Hosford Elementary & Jr. High School, 4 weeks, 4 days per week, 7 hours per day, $12/hr. (2 weeks June/ 2 weeks July) Alex Mercer at Hosford Elementary & Jr. High School, 5 weeks, 4 days per week, 7 hours per day, $22/hr. (2 weeks June/ 3 weeks July) Donna Summers at Liberty County High School, 5 weeks, 4 days per week, 7 hours per day, $22/hr. (2 weeks June/ 3 weeks July) Jeff Sewell at WR Tolar K-8 (Middle School), 5 weeks, 4 days per week, 7 hours per day, $22/ hr. (2 weeks June/ 3 weeks July) Bess Revell at WR Tolar K-8 (Elementary), 5 weeks, 4 days per week, 7 hours per day, $22/ hr. (2 weeks June/ 3 weeks July) Buzzy Lewis, Driver Education, 22 days, 7 hours per day at $22/hr. (June 10-July 12, 2011) Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve following personnel for summer employment to be paid from ERATE funds: Lynn Guthrie 220 hours / $22 per hour (Tolar) Ranza Taylor 60 hours / $12 per hour (Tolar) Christy Bentley 60 hours / $22 per hour (LCHS) (LCHS) Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick to amend Motion to read approve recommendation of the following instructional and non-instructional employees for the 2011-2012 school year at the following sites: Liberty County High School, WR Tolar, Hosford Elementary & Jr. High School, Liberty Early Learning Center, Bristol Youth Academy and Transportation and Maintenance: (SEE AT TACHED LIST) Chairman Peddie asked the Board for a Motion to accept recommendation to approve District Level Employees with Professional Service Contracts. Motion was made by Duggar, but failed due to lack of a second. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Janna Hill, 10 months, Instructional Professional Service Contract. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Celeste Shuler, Part Time, School Psychologist, Instructional Professional Service Contract. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Mr. Duggar and carried, to approve transfer of Chaille Eikeland, 12 months, to District Staffing Specialist/Teacher on Special Assignment, Instructional Professional Service Contract. Peddie voted no. Duggar, Hayes, Reddick and Kever voted yes. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Lara Deason, 12 months, District Reading Coach, Instructional Professional Service Contract. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve District Level Non-Instructional personnel (12 months). Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve District Level Instructional Annual Contracts (10 months). Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve District Level Administration employees. EMERGENCY ITEM Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve Grant Granthams request to use a district van for out of state travel to Georgia Southern for Liberty County High School. OLD BUSINESS None INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS Peddie spoke to the board regarding the current Tobacco Policy and the Liberty County Health Department proposing a new policy. Michael Wright spoke to the Board regarding the Citizens Committee for Better Education that has been meeting and working to help the school district with the budget cuts. He reported to the Board that the Committee had looked at the 4-day school week/work week and felt that this would not be the better solution for the issues facing this year. Wright did inform the board Board that signs are being made to distribute through the County regarding the cent sales tax special election in August and that Liberty County is the only County closeby that still has 7% sales tax. Mr. Wright also mentioned that he has submitted a letter to the Journal explaining the need for the sales tax referendum. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORTS Superintendent Summers commented how proud she is of the District for all of the work involved in the District Wide Accreditation. She also told the Board she felt they would be very pleased with the results from FCAT and End of Course Exams. The results are still being sorted through, but they look very promising. Superintendent Summers mentioned the maintenance crews are working and that some work was going to involve swapping kids from one school to the other in order to get the work accomplished in the time frame given. BOARD MEMBERS CONCERNS Reddick asked about the Old EMS building and the status. Superintendent Summers informed the board that the bill was vetoed by the Governor and that the building remains County property. Peddie commented that he is proud of each school in our district and the principals who lead the schools. He went on to point out that he is extremely proud of Hosford Principal, Aaron Day. Over and above his responsibilities as Principal, Day volunteers many hours as a Middle School coach and also volunteers with the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program. Peddie commented that Day represents true leadership. ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. ___________________________________ Sue Summers, Superintendent Kyle Peddie, ChairmanJune 14 regular meeting minutes from the Liberty School Board Do you have a special pet?If so, call the Journal and YOU could be featured in Pets & People! Call us at 643-3333.
JULY 13, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Members present at the meeting were Darrel Hayes, Roger Reddick, Tommy Duggar, Logan Kever, Kyle Peddie and Superintendent Sue Summers. RECOGNITION Superintendent Sue Summers for her 1st place at the Chipola College Florida Literature Competition, Writing Competition. Superintendent Summers presented Cheyenne with a gift bag. Superintendent Sue Summers recognized Ann Marie Brown for her 1st place at the District Spelling Bee and presented her with a gift bag. Ann Marie will represent Liberty County, Florida at the Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. the end of May. Superintendent Sue Summers recognized Molly Holmes for being recipient of the Sunshine State Scholar Award and presented her with the trophy provided by the Florida Education Foundation. Molly received recognition at an awards luncheon on February 17 held in Orlando. Molly received this award for being the Liberty County High School student with highest achieving science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Last, Superintendent Sue Summers recognized the District, Liberty Early Learning Center, W.R. Tolar K-8, Hosford Elementary and Jr. High School and Liberty County High School for being awarded District Accreditation. Each principal received a stickers to place at the schools. HEAR FROM PUBLIC Vernon Tanner of Chartwells gave a mid-year review. There was discussion regarding parent-led fund raisers to be held on school campus. Hosford 8th grade parents have requested permission to hold a bake sale and a sing on campus. Stephanie Hofheinz advised that anytime a non-school sponsored event takes place the party should be required to purchase the liability insurance. Kyle Peddie asked to add two emergency items to the agenda due to the date of the events and that there are no scheduled board meetings before they are to be held. Duggar asked about an item being added as emergency item to move the Regular School Board meetings to 6 p.m. ADOPTION OF AGENDA Motion made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to adopt the agenda with Emergency Items, 1, 2 and 3. CONSENT ITEMS Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items: A. Approval of Minutes for February 8, 2011 B. Principals Reports for February, 2011 C. Financial Statements for February, 2011 D. Budget Amendments 110-3, 420-3 and 435-02 E. Bills and Payroll for February, 2011 ACTION ITEMS 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve request for permission for students to attend Liberty County Adult School and take the GED after completion of prescribed course of study 2. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Mr. Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Substitute Teacher list. 3. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve GASB 45 Contract Agreement with Panhandle Area Educational Consortium for October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2012. 4. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Service Agreement with Cogent, Inc. 5. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Adoption Agreement for the Liberty County School Board 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan for Public Education Employers, effective January 1, 2011. 6. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve request for permission to approve creation of the following policies: Procedures 7. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve changes to policies: 2.28 Schedule for Legal Advertisements 2.70 Prohibition of Harassment 2.80 Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited 4.43 Field Trips 5.70 Student Records 6.545 Military Leave 6.70 Staff Training 6.78 Social Security Numbers 6.92 Insurance Premiums 8. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve contract with Mason Kever to work under Jason Fowler in Technology at a rate of $15.00 per hour and not to exceed 220 hours and to be paid from E-Rate Reimbursement Funds. 9. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Credit Application between Liberty County High School and Centennial Bank. 10. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve 2011-2012 District School Wide Calendar, 12 Month Calendar, BYA Calendar, Liberty Wilderness Crossroads Camp Calendar, PK Calendar, Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. Calendar Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to amend Item 10 above and approve 2011-2012 District School Wide Calendar, 12 Month Calendar, BYA Calendar, Liberty Early Learning Center Calendar, PK Calendar and Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. Calendar. PERSONNEL 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to accept letters of resignation for the following 21st Century Employees: a. Slade Geiger, Site Coordinator Teacher d. Haley Black, Health Aide 2. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Alex Mercer as 21st Century Community Learning Center Site Coordinator effective February 10, 2011 for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year. EMERGENCY ITEMS 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Hosford 8th grade parent sponsored bake sale. 2. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve use of Hosford School for 8th grade fundraiser (Gospel Sing) on April 2, 2011. 3. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to move the School Board Meeting time to 6 p.m. for regular meetings. OLD BUSINESS None INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Superintendent Sue Summers reported that McCaskill had been working to have improvements made to She reported that some minor improvements can make a major differSuperintendent Summers mentioned that the Liberty County Band will be performing in Chipley on March 11 at 7:30 and that if anyone could go it would be much appreciated. Superintendent Summers stated that Clary Bateman was band member and that they are all kind of out of sorts with all that has happened. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS Chairman Peddie mentioned that Clary was having surgery on Wednesday and that Duane Barber is scheduled for surgery on Friday, March 11. Chairman Peddie asked Michael Richter if he could give an update about the possibility of CHP offering LCSB health insurance. Richter reported that he has been in contact with CHP and plans on meeting with them soon. The claims are still coming in for 2010 and that they are hesitant to make a proposal until the 2010 claims have all cleared. Richter also reported that there are several options that he is looking at for the School Board Employees. ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. ____________________________ Superintendent Sue Summers Chairman Kyle Peddie The meeting was called to order by ViceChairman Darrel Hayes. Memberes present at the meeting were Darrel Hayes, Roger Reddick, Tommy Duggar, Logan Kever and Superintendent Sue Summers. The prayer was offered by Tommy Duggar and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Roger Reddick. RECOGNITION Superintendent Summers recognized Kelsey McDaniel and Audrey Johnson as Beta Scholar Scholarship Recipients HEAR FROM PUBLIC Kelly Flournoy spoke to the Board regarding Tolar 8th grade trip and asking for any help they could give. Flournoy thanked Reddick for his generous donation. Steve Crist and Steve Hofheinz gave a presentation to the Board regarding GCA Services Group and the Liberty County School District contract. Crist gave the Board a Quarterly Joint Review dated April 12, 2011 and updated the Board on the progress made in the schools and ADOPTION OF AGENDA Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to adopt the agenda with Emergency Items 1-5. CONSENT ITEMS Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items: A. Approval of Minutes March 8, 2011 March 14, 2011 B. Principals Reports for March, 2011 C. Financial Statements for March, 2011 E. Bills and Payroll for March, 2011 ACTION ITEMS Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve request for Summer work schedule beginning June 6, 2011 through August 4, 2011 7:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday Thursday. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve request for students to attend Liberty County Adult School and take the GED upon completion of prescribed coursework. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve Contract with Liberty County School Board and Behavior Management Consultations, Inc. for Behaviorial Consultative Services beginning March 14, 2011 through June 30, 2011. This is an amendment to the contract dated November 29, 2011. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve request to continue exemption from sponsoring summer nutrition program. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Revised Salary Schedule (Other Compensatute teacher pay with High School diploma from $50/day to $50.75/day, paying in accordance with minimum wage requirements. PERSONNEL Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve motion to amend minutes from March 14, 2011 Special Meeting, Emergency Item number 1 to state Roger Reddick would like to donate 10% of his salary rather than cutting his salary by 10%. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to accept letter of retirement/resignation from. Elaine Anders effective April 29, 2011. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to accept letter of retirement/resignation from Bruce Kombrinck effective July 29, 2011. OLD BUSINESS None INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS Marc McCaskill, Director of Transportation/ Maintenance updated the board maintenance department. McCaskill also gave the board the report he received from Florida Public Utilities Energy Audit and possible cost savings. Jeanie Gargiulo asked the Board for permission to use parking spaces (3-4) on the High School property from 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m Thursday proposal. Superintendent Summers advised Gargiulo that she would draft a letter granting permission for her request. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Superintendent Summers informed the Board that she has researched the cent sales tax referendum. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS None EMERGENCY ITEMS Motion made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve the procedure to advertise and hire from within the district during this time of economic challenge. This is a temporary procedure that will be lifted after the economic environment improves. Motion made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve contract with Liberty County School Board and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice for a 4-year period beginning April 12, 2011 through April 30, 2015. Motion made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve addendum to Cooperative Agreement dated February 8, 2011 between Liberty County School Board and Universal Health Services Inc. (Bristol Youth Academy) to include NCLB Section 1425 requirements. Motion made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve addendum to Cooperative Agreement dated February 8, 2011 between Liberty County School Board and Twin Oaks Juvenile Development to include NCLB Section 1425 requirements. Motion made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve PAEC In-Service Program for Add-on-Endorsement in the area of Florida Gifted. ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. ___________________________________ Superintendent Sue Summers Chairman Kyle PeddieApril 12 regular meeting minutes from the Liberty School Board The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Members present were Roger Reddick, Tommy Duggar, Logan Kever, Kyle Peddie and Superintendent Sue Summers. The prayer was offered by Tommy Duggar and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Roger Reddick. RECOGNITION Superintendent Summers recognized her staff for the hard work to get all of the materials together for the meeting and also recognized and thanked the principals for getting feedback from HEAR FROM PUBLIC Superintendent Summers gave an overview (with Powerpoint presentation) concerning the proposed budget cuts. There was discussion about the effects, positive and negative, the 4-day school week would cause. Superintendent Summers reviewed both the effects of a 5% cut and a 10% cut from the budget. ADOPTION OF AGENDA ACTION ITEMS 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve request to move forward with the planning process, including holding public forums, regarding a 4-day work week. 2. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve ERate Contract. PERSONNEL 1. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve Dawn Arrant to be paid after hour stipend from the EETT Competitive Grant for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year. (Replacing Duane Barber which was Board approved on November 9, 2010. OLD BUSINESS INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Superintendent Summers reported that Myrh Shuler had passed away, that Clary Bateman was scheduled for surgery and that she was responding to pain and that Duane Barber was on his way home from Hospital. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS 1. Kyle Peddie made an emergency motion to cut his salary by 10%. Reddick asked to also cut his salary by 10%. Peddie made a motion, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to cut Peddie and Reddicks salary by 10% effective immediately. ADJOURNMENT Motion made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. ___________________________________ Sue Summers, Superintendent Kyle Peddie, Chairman
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 13, 2011At certain times of the year, particularly during the summer months, you might notice a plant or two in your landscape where the leaves are covered with a dark black coating. If the coating rubs off likely a type of mildew commonly known as black sooty mold. Sooty mold is not considered a plant pathogen and does not directly harm the plant. It can, however, indirectly affect plants by shading the leaves which interferes with photosynthesis, potentially slowing plant growth and reducing the long-term vigor of the plant. Where does it come from? Sooty mold is actually a sign of an insect infestation. Sucking insects such as soft scales, mealybugs, aphids, whiteflies and treehoppers suck nutrients from plants by tapping into the plants vascular system with their thread-like mouthparts. They feed on the plants liquid and nutrients, thereby "starving" the twigs and branches that eventually shrivel and die. the nitrogen components of the sap and excrete the excess water and sugary components onto leaves, driveways and whatever is nearby. Their excretions are called honeydew because of the sticky Honeydew seems like a strange name for a waste product that comes out the back-end of an insect. Nevertheless, it provides an ideal substrate for the black sooty mold to colonize. Other insects, such as yellow jackets and bees, hovering around the affected shrub can also be an indication of a sucking insect infestation, as they are attracted to the sweet honeydew also. What to do? To successfully get rid of the sooty mold, your strategy should be directed towards the insect, not the mildew. First, correctly identify the sucking insect and evaluate their population. Remember, having a few pest insects in the landscape will actually provide food for know, you may not have to do anyinsects are present. However, if the sucking pest population becomes overwhelm ing, you may need to treat. Sprays of insecticidal soaps and/ or horticultural oils can be very effective in controlling soft bodied sucking insects. Other products are also effective in controlling these insects. Always remember to read the label of the product you are using broad-spectrum insecticides if possible insects that prey on pest insects. Contact your local Extension Ofcorrect control option. Ant management is a new twist when dealing with these plant pests. Ants like sweets and the more honeydew producers (think of the sucking insects as little candy factories) the better. Ants actually herd the sucking pests and move them to other plants and to start a new infestation. The ants guard the honeydew producers and fend off predators and parasites from attacking the defenseless and nonchalant plant sucking insects. If ants are an issue, use ant bait stations, placed away from the house, but near the shrub beds to minimize ants setting up new candy factories on your plants by moving these little suckers around. Once there are no ants, the natural predators and parasites of the pest insects will be better able to keep under control.Black sooty mold is a sign of a major insect infestation by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa County GARDENING EDDIE NOBLES LAND CLEARING Call Eddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas at 447-0849Located in Bristol Land clearing, excavation and root raking: 11049 NW STATE ROAD 20 I N BR I S TOL Phone (850) 643-5454 Liberty Post &Barn Pole Inc.Phone (850) 643-5995
JULY 13, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff.All operations of the funeral process will be handled on location at 12008 NW State Road 20.CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome Bof Bristol of Bristol Two locations to serve youBlountstown and Bristol Adams Funeral Home674-5449 or 643-5410Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com Telephone (850) 674-2266 Y our hometown funeral home since 1994A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On!Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon PeavyPeavy Funeral Home& Crematory OBITUARIESKENDRIC A. GROVERBLOUNTSTOWN Kendric A. Grover, 32, of Blountstown passed away in Panama City Monday, July 4, 2011. A lifelong resident of Blountstown, he was a crew chief in road maintenance for C.W. Roberts Contracting Plant for over ten years. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Otis and Annie Shiver and Sadie Grover; great-grandparents, Jim and Minnie Grover. Survivors include his father, James Grover and his wife, Sherry and his mother, Anita Shiver Moore, all of Blountstown; a brother, Kevin Grover and his wife, Shalene and Lance Hansford, all of Blountstown; two sisters, Melissa Riley and her husband, John of Pensacola and Miranda Faircloth of Forest, MS; four nephews and three nieces; three great-nephews and seven great-nieces. Services were held on Friday, July 8 at the Chapel of Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Michael Morris Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com.CURTIS WOMBLE, JR. 87, of Bristol of the Rock Bluff Community, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011 in Tallahassee. He was born on February 6, 1924 in Phoenix City, AL and had lived in Liberty County for 40 years, coming from Sebring. He retired as park ranger at Torreya State Park in Liberty County with several years of service. He also retired from the United States Coast Guard with over 20 years of God Church where he taught Sunday School and served on the Board of Directors. He was a former Lay Minister and Sunday School Teacher for the Church of the Nazarene. He truly loved the sea and natures beauty at Torreya State Park. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Lee Survivors include his wife Barbara Ann (Bobbie) Womble of the Rock Bluff Community; one daughter, Sandra Lee (Womble) Clark; a stepson, Paul Westberry, Sr. of Naples; one brother, Leonard Womble and his wife, Joy of Sebring; several grandchildren including two step-grandsons, Paul Westberry, Jr. of Ocean Springs, MS and Ryan Westberry of Naples; six step-grandsons shel Womble and his wife, Jackie of Groveland; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held on Saturday, July 9 at the Rock Bluff Assembly of God Church with Reverend Richard donations may be made to Gideons Bible Society. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.DA VID DANIEL SUMMERLINTALLAHASSEE David Daniel Summerlin, 46, of Tallahassee and a former resident of Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011 in Quincy. He was born on November 19, 1964 in Wewahitchka and had lived in Tallahassee for the past seven years, coming from Marianna. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Doug Summerlin, sister, Mary Jane Summerlin, aunt and uncle, Ann and Larry Wolf, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, grandparents, Roger and Lucy Adkins and Dan and Maybelle Summerlin. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Summerlin of Tallahassee; his mother and stepfather, Louise and Doug Wommack of Havana; his stepmother, Kathy Summerlin of Wewahitchka; a son, Darin Summerlin of Altha; four daughters, Vicky Caseltanos and her husband, Bert of Whiteville, NC; Cassandria Parnell, Alexandria Thompson and Mary Jane Summerlin, all of Tallahassee; one brother, Sammy Stewart and his wife, Brandi of Tallahassee; three sisters, Misty Holcomb and her husband, Kyle of Hosford, Brandi Bunkley of Bristol and Hadley Adkins and her husband, Jim Frank of Wewahitchka; one granddaughter, Jennifer Caseltanos, of Whiteville, NC; children he was there for and loved, Katie Brainerd, Gina Fritz, Kayla Hough, Hannah Reed and Leeann Reed; his mother and father-in-law, Deborah and Raymond Couch of Marianna; a sister-in-law, Dana Couch and Jerry Bradley of Columbus, GA; a brotherin-law, Greg Couch and Misty Williams of Altha; a grandmother-in-law, Jacque Phelps of Columbus, GA; an aunt, Lucille Adkins of Mississippi; six uncles, Clar ence Adkins, Gene Adkins and his wife, Susie, Roger Adkins and his wife, Lois, Dewight Summerlin, Bud Smith and Ellis Summerlin. Services were held on Friday, July 8, 2011 at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Michael Morris ment will be at a later date at Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. TIMOTHY ROBERT YOUNG BLOUNTSTOWN Timothy Robert Young, 35, of Blountstown passed away May 31, 2011 in Chipley. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Eugene Young. Survivors include his son, Nick Young of Florida; his mother, Francis Young of Wewahitchka; two brothers, Ben Young and Jimmy Young, both of Blountstown; two sisters, Brenda Warman of New Port Richey and Tammy Young of Ohio; and his grandmother, Patty. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 17 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www. adamsfh.com. ODIS EARL JACKSON Ridge passed away Monday, July 11, 2011. He was born in Grand Ridge June 10, 1949 to the late Fred and Altha (King) Jackson. He was a retired farmer and well driller. He was of the Holiness faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, David Jackson and a brother, C. B. Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Donna of Grand Ridge; three sons, John Jackson and his wife, Becky, Ken Hunter and his wife, Crystal, all of Grand Ridge, and Clay Hunter and his wife, Andrea of Marianna; a daughter, Shannon Bedner of Niceville; 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; a brother, Tommy Jackson and his wife, Patricia and a sister-in-law, Annie Mae Jackson, all of Sneads; three sisters, Odessa Lovelace and her husband, Roy of Sneads and Hilda Goodson and her husband, Howard of Grand Ridge and a special cousin, Richard Outlaw of Grand Ridge. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 at Adams Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable and those wishing may make memorial contributions to Emerald Coast Hospice, 4374 Lafayette Street, Marianna, Florida 32446. Memorialization will be by cremation. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at www. adamsfh.com.CAROL BATHRICK City passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011. She was born in Bonifay on November 1, 1936 to the late T. C. and Lessie Mae (Faircloth) Wells. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Bathrick, her parents, two brothers, Jimmy Ralph Wells and Gerald Wells and a sister, Fran Rayburn. Survivors include a son, Kevin Steverson of Panama City; a sister, Betty Sue Hattaway of Altha and several nieces and nephews. Memorialization was by cremation. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. 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Call 674-3264. 7-6, 7-132000 Ford F150, 4x4, 127,600 miles, runs great, new radio and tires, A/C, heat, etc., $5,300 OBO. Call 694-8477. 7-6, 7-131998 Ford Explorer XL T 5.0, 4x4, leather seats, all power, 166,000 miles, $3,000 OBO. In good condition. Call 718-7502. 7-6, 7-13 AUTO ACCESSORIESTwo tires, bought new, only used a little, 235-75R15. $35. Call 6744554. 7-13, 7-20Four 16 inch aluminum rims, pattern, $250. Call 674-7138 or 899-0269. 7-6, 7-13Dually adapter, eight lug, 6 1/2 B.C., 3 3/4 deep with four 16 dually wheels, and three fair tires. Call 643-2740. 7-6, 7-13 TOOLS and EQUIPMENTLandscape trailer, 6 1/2 x 16 two axel trailer with weed eater racks, OBO. Call 643-6589. 7-13, 7-20Poland Pro garden tiller, $250. Call 237-1587. 7-13, 7-20Husqvarna riding mower with 24 hp, good for parts. Call 762-3026. 7-13, 7-20 BOATS & GUNS14 ft. aluminum Jon boat and trailer, foot controlled trolling moteries, 30 hp Nissan (needs car(850) 443-6438. 7-13, 7-20 PETS/SUPPLIESThree baby gerbils, $5 each. Call 762-3723. 7-13, 7-20Australia Shepherd/Blue Heeler mixed 7 month old female. Free to a good home, needs lots of room to run and play. Loves kids and chasing cats. Call 674-5940. 7-13, 7-20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. ITEMS FOR SALEGlass chess set Call 214-6043. 7-13, 7-20 Rainbow vacuum cleaner beater bar, it works, $15. Call 762-3723.7-13, 7-20Single bed and double bed, $45 for both. Call 674-3264. 7-13, 7-20Boxes of glass tiles, $30 a box. Call 237-1587. 7-13, 7-20New Sentinel metal gun cabinet with lock, measures, 55Hx22L, holds 6 guns, $40. Call 674-4554. 7-13, 7-20Coffee warmer $200. Four section sink, $200. Call 674-3264.7-13, 7-20Nikon D3000 camera with lens, 6 months old, upgrading. $475. Call 674-7138 or 899-0269. 7-6, 7-13Commercial candy machine with three compartments. Clean, in good condition, takes quarters, $65. Exercise bike, in good condition, does upper body too, $35. Call 674-8385. 7-6, 7-13King Kooker outdoor fryer 25 qt., with lid, uses less oil, large chrome plated strainer basket has heat resistant handles, sits on sturdy heavy gauge steel stand, with deep-fry thermometer and timer, never used still in box; professional looking double burner hot plate, 6 and 7 heavy duty cast iron heating surface with double thermostat, still in box. Call 4470685. 7-6, 7-13 FREEHouse in Altha, tear down and haul it off. Needs to be done soon. Call 899-0034 or 762-8856. 7-13, 7-20 APPLIANCESGE 18 cu ft refrigerator Frigidaire chest freezer. Call 674-8385.7-13, 7-20GE refrigerator, 18 cubic feet, with icemaker, works great, $85; Frigidaire chest freezer, 15 cubic feet, 48Wx28Dx35H, needs some work on the inside of the door but 7-6, 7-13 FURNITUREFull size recliner, green with vibrator/massage built in and has two miscellaneous compartments. Call 214-6043. 7-13, 7-20Twin size water bed, solid wood with heater, bumper rail and bookcase headboard. Comes with bedding set. all for $175. Call 762-9333. 7-13, 7-20 BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL FOR RENTBLOUNTSTOWN Phone 643-7740 For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE 2 & 3 bedroom trailers. 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RENTAL SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN Mobile Home for Rent in CalhounCall 674-88882 BD, 2 BA, located six miles north on Hwy. 69 N. NO PETS. Damage & Cleaning deposit, Water, sewer and grass cutting provided.UFN HOUSEHOLD ITEMS$170 brand name queen pillowtop mattress set, unused in sealed plastic with warranty, 222-7783. Deliv ery available. $499 Complete Bedroom Set. Brand new! Must See. Can deliver 545-7112. 5 Piece 100% MicroFiber Living Rm set complete w/ coffee table set: $599, ALL NEW in boxes. Delivery available. 425-8374 BED KING PILLOWTOP Orthopedic Mattress Set. $399. Brand new in plastic. 222-9879. Delivery is avail able. Canopy Bed Brand New in box. $129. 425-8374. Sealy Posturpedic Queen mattress set ONLY $399. BRAND NEW still in sealed plastic. Full 10 year warran ty. Call 222-7783. Delivery is available. Find a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! A&A Cleaning For the cleanest of clean, give us a ring!545-7024 REAL ESTATE Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing.Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 WANTED: 3.94 Acres For S A LECall 509-8636Deep well, Septic, cleared fenced land Baggot Loop & Twin Oaks Lane in Clarksville Commercial Building FOR RentLocated on Hwy. 20 in Bristol Call 447-1533, leave message $400MONTH PER SIDEplus $300 damage deposit 1 side or 2
JULY 13, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDA YSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, this weeks circumstances test your ability to multitask. If you look at it as a game, it could be easier to make it through the week unscathed. Avoid stress. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, your lighthearted attitude enables you to sail through stressful situations without anxiety. Teach this technique to high-strung relatives who could use the help. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you exude a casual your feelings are rumbling beneath the surface. Thats because you have a lot on your mind. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Expect a complete lack of concentration this week, Cancer. Thats because you have a and its taking up all of your brain activity. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you are feeling a bit ir responsible, even if you have pressing items to handle. Thats because you have been taking on too much and your mind is saying it needs a break. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you wont make a lot of sense to others this week, but thats OK since you know what you need to get done. Real estate plans are in full force. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you cant seem to stop talking, and others are starting to grow frustrated Be more humble and respect others opinions this week. Otherwise you will be SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you are feeling some what scattered and its because of the high-energy, high-intensity type of week that is coming up. decompress. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 You feel like you want to do something out of the ordinary this week, Sagittarius. But it could be better to stick to the status quo. Otherwise you may CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 You have more options than put your plan into action and get busy. Pisces proves to be a big help on Thursday. You can use the assistance. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, your mind is full of ideas, but you have no plan of attack. You cant just go in without a few ideas on how to proceed. Think it over a little more and have patience. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, now is not the time to take the next step even though JULY 24 JULY 25 JULY 26 JULY 28 JULY 29 JULY 30 Week of July 24 ~ July 30Tame male hog Red heeler, male, six months old, good with kids, free to good home. Call 643-3662. Six kittens, two mama cats. Lab mix puppy, nine weeks old. All free American Pit mixed, free to good home. One Applehead Toy Chi3 HOMES & LANDApproximately one acre located Approximately 10 acres on Telogia Creek Estates, $4,000 an acre. payments OBO. Call 209-4859.1.9 acres in Hosford, $20,000 ing. Call 209-4859. 3.94 Acres in Clarksville, septic, deep well, fenced, cleared, $26,500. Call 509-8636. Doublewide 66x24, good condinew, must be moved from Scotts 5506. 2006 Franklin modular doublewide textured, must be moved, $25,000. Call Kim at 643-3004 or Fiberglass bathtub new, deep, 32Wx60L, cost $200 from of minor damage to factory reinforcement in base; Bathroom lavatory cabinet, white enameled sink, Mauve carpet remnants, used but in great shape, very thick, all difLot in Telogia possible. Call 294-9948. LOST/FOUNDLOST DOG: White and brown Jack Russell with red shock collar missing from Bristol Boat Landing LOST: Red Max commercial weedeater in the Hoecake Road area. Call 643-6589. LOST: Black bobtail male Border Collie. Has white feet and stomdown. Last seen on north end of Angle Street in Blountstown. Call LOST: Back pillow for wheelchair. Very important pillow, lost ward offered. Please call if you have found it, 643-2945. LOST: White teacup chihuahua, female, off Turkey Creek Rd. Please return. Little girl misses her LOST: Mini dachshund, male, 643-8383. LOST: Male peacock, around Lake Mystic Area. Call 643-2020. WANTEDQuicksilver controls No-see-ums screen for a porch, We buy junk cars and trucks. We will pick them up. Call 643CAMPERS35 ft. camper sleeps 4 loaded with refrigerator, gas stove, full bath, dows. Will make a great camp, 1996 Coachman Lite, 23 ft. camper, sleeps six, roomy bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, stereo, gas stove. Does not need Hughes autoformer RV power booster, for campgrounds that may have low or varying voltage, asking $85, original paperwork in1996 Bayport, 32 ft. long, new inside and out, new tires, 36,000 miles. Chevrolet 454 motor, class 8589. YARD SALESX AL THA XGarage sale, July 22, 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Turn by Altha LiMiscellaneous tools, Craftsman tool cabinet, computer, ceramic kiln, aquarium and more.a BLOUNTSTOWN aMulti-family sale6099.a CLARKSVILLE aY ard sale womens and childrens clothes, miscellaneous items and much New Home for Sale $129,900 Clint Hatcher, Owner (850) 272-0144 Check out this home and others on our facebook page at Hatcher Homes. PLAT BOOKS ..available at The CalhounCost $4280
Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 13, 2011 JOB MKT. Big Bend Hospice is looking for you! RN Gadsden/Liberty Counties On Call weeknights and weekendsMust 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.orgDo you want to make a difference?Are you a caring compassionate nurse? 6-15 T 7-13 CHARTWELLS School Dining ServicesJOB OPPORTUNITYChartwells School Dining Services is accepting applications for the following positions:FOOD SERVICE WORKERS/COOKTerms of Employment: 10 Months Position Requirements: Good work ethic, math and computer skills Applications are available at the Liberty Coun Interviews will be held the week of August 1st.Questions concerning these positions may be directed to Vernon Tanner at (850) 766-8815.Equal Opportunity Employer PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2010-CA-000275 DIVISION: UCN: 052010CA047946XXCICI W ALTER MORTGAGE COMPANY LLC AND MID-STATE TRUST VIII, A TRUST Plaintiff, vs. WILLIE F. BASS, ELOISE BASS, JOHN DOE Defendant(s), _____________________/NOTICE OF RESCHEDULE SALENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT TO THE JUDGEMENT OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE, I WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS: NE CORNER OF THE S 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TO W NSHIP 1S RANGE 8 W CALHOUN COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN WEST 210 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 60 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 210 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, ON JULY 21, 2011, AT 11:00 A.M. AT CALHOUN COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 425 EAST CENTRAL AVENUE, BLOUNT STOWN, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IN ACCORDANCE W ITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARPUBLIC AUCTION Bristol 66 Towing and Recovery will hold a Public Auction on July 25, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. (ET).1998 Blue 4-door Ford Escort Vin #1FAFP13P8WW233981 Auction will be held at Bristol 66 Storage on Hoecake Road off Highway 20 East, one half mile on left, you will see our sign. Bristol 66 Towing reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Calhoun-Liberty Journal July 13, 2011. If you need any more information on the above vehicle, please call (850) 643-2522 or 228-9555 ask for Dale.TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE A.D.A. ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE CLERK OF COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING, AT THE CALHOUN COUNTY CLERK OF COURT OFFICE. *IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-9558771, VOICE 1-800-955-8770. THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMAITON LINE. DATED: JUNE 24, 2011 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT RUTH W ATTA W AY CALHOUN COUNTY 7-6, 7-13 _________________________________________IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 11-99-CA IN RE FORFEITURE OF: 2001 Ford Pickup Truck Vin #1FTNW21F41EA05466 ZACHARY PRICE TAYLOR Owner/Claimant __________________________NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGSTO ALL PERSONS OR ENTI TIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY which was seized on July 11, 2011, in Liberty County, Florida by the presently has custody of it. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for the above described property and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jennifer Wintrode Shuler, Attorney for the Liberty County P. O. Box 37, Bristol, FL 32321, with the Clerk of this Court either before service on attorney for the immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. ROBERT HILL Clerk of the Court P. O. Box 399 Bristol, Florida 32321 7-13, 7-20 _________________________________________IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 11-100-CA IN RE FORFEITURE OF: 2001 Dodge Pickup Truck Vin #3B7HF13ZX1G202665 KENNETH ADRIAN BEST Owner/Claimant __________________________NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGSTO ALL PERSONS OR ENTI TIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY which was seized on June 16, 2011, in Liberty County, Florida by the presently has custody of it. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for the above described property and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jennifer Wintrode Shuler, Attorney for the Liberty County P. O. Box 37, Bristol, FL 32321, on with the Clerk of this Court either before service on attorney for the immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. ROBERT HILL Clerk of the Court P. O. Box 399 Bristol, Florida 32321 7-13, 7-20 __________________________________________IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY CASE NO: 08-106DR IN RE: THE FORMER MARRIAGE OF: SHANNON BARLOW F ormer Husband and TERESA BAILEY F/K/A TERESA BARLOW Former Wife, __________________/NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: Teresa Bailey f/k/a, Teresa Barlow Last Know Address 6315 Rook Drive Youngstown, FL 32466 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an enforcement/foreclosure action has to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Former Husbands attorney, J. David House, 16865 SE River Street, Blountstown, Florida 32424, on or before with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Motion. W itness my hand and seal of this Court on this 5th day of July 2011. ROBERT HILL Clerk of the Court P.O. Box 399 Bristol, FL 32321 Liberty County Florida 7-13 T 8-3 with an ad in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal Job Market.The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab will host a free, public lecture titled Bears of the Forgotten Coast on Thursday, July 14 beginning at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Adam Warwick, a resident of nearby Sopchoppy and a wildlife biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission whose work is focused in the Apalachicola National Forest and Tates Hell State Forest. Warwick will discuss the inter esting characteristics and behaviors of the Forgotten Coast bears and some of his unique interactions with them. Hell also address some of the conservation challenges involved in managing the Florida public lands that encompass prime bear habitat. Light refreshments will be served following the lecture, which is a part of the labs ongoing Conservation Lecture Series. The lecture will be in the audito rium at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab, 3618 Coastal Highway, St. Teresa (Franklin County, intersection of hwy 98/319, halfway between Carrabelle and Panacea. Lecture attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Second Harvest of the Big Bend. Visit the FSU Coastal and Marine Lab website at www.marinelab.fsu.edu/ to learn more about the distinguished research facility. For further information on the July 14 lecture or future events in the monthly Conservation Lecture Series, call (850) 697-4120.Bears of the Forgotten Coast topic of July 14 lecture Guest speaker, Adam Warwick, wildlife biologist with FWC, working years in Apalachicola & Tates Hell Forest
JULY 13, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 To place your ad call us at 643-3333 SERVICE DIRECTORY Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning (850) 674-4777FL LIC. # CMC1249570 Accepting: : (850) 643-6925 : (850) 643-2064 : email@example.com-B NW SR 20 Bristol, FL 32321 Located in the Apalachee RestaurantGary Richards, EA MBAEnrolled Agent Enrolled to Practice Before the IRS Business & Accounting Solutions Inc. 4433 NW C.R. 274 Altha, Fl 32421 (850) 762-9402 Cell (850) 832-5055Dozer and Excavation work Over 20 years experienceClay ONealsLand Clearing, Inc. William's HomeImprovements "No Job Too Big or Small"Concrete work, landscape, pressure cleaning, renovations, seamless gutter, painting, vinyl, & screen enclosure Call 674-8092Licensed & Insured, contractor & rooferFOR FREE ESTIMATES Clint Hatcher, OwnerElectrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511 RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE EstimatesServing Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties LIBERTY TIRE COMPANY 10781 NW SR 20 Bristol, Fl 32321Call 643-2939 MV75332Hours: Monday thru Friday 7 5 & Saturday 7 12Come see us for all your tire needs or give us a call for roadside service, oil changes & tire rotation. We specialize in sales and repair of tires for:Commercial Trucks and Trailers, OTR Equipment, Farm Equipment, Passenger Car & Light Truck Tires Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDINGReasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! That Darn PumpThere is never a convenient time to be without water.WELLS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, BARLOWS Repair & Water ServicesWell drilling & Pump repair ________________________Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Washington & Liberty Counties________________________850-639-9355or850-814-7454 Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. Day or night, Call 762-8127 Check out our prices before buying from somewhere else. For Weddings, Birthdays and all Holidays, come in or call us. Margies Florist Septic Services, Inc.5314 Pepper Lane Marianna (850) 526-3108 or (850)573-0949 C&C Phone David Morris at (850) 868-1295 or Dispatch at (850) 575-4414 Locally owned & OperatedNow serving the Hosford, Telogia, and Bristol areas. Visit the web at Improve your mileage 5% to 20%Mileage MaxxMinutes from the June 9 Liberty Commission meeting 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, Davis Stoutamire, Dexter Barber, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Aaron Elkins. Pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Davis Stoutamire. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held May 5 was made by Williams, seconded by Butcher and carried. Colby Godwin with the Estiffanulga Volun teer Fire Department talked with the Board have the county mechanic look at the trucks. Commissioner Stoutamire requested that the county attorney write another letter to Teddy Eubanks concerning the remaining cleanup. A Public Hearing on the Community Devel opment Block Grant was held. Kristin Brown with Preble-Rish Engineers said that there is $700,000 available. They have looked at the drainage problem in Neal Subdivision. Kristin Brown with Preble-Rish Engineers presented Resolution #11-10 authorizing the Chairman to enter into agreement with DOT. Motion to approve was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to approve change order #2 on the CDBG project in the amount of $36,450 increase was made by Williams, seconded by Barber and carried. Stephen Ford presented the Mosquito Control budget for 2011-12 in the amount of $38,796.11. County part is $20,450. Motion to approve was made by Williams, seconded by Butcher and carried. Rhonda Lewis presented the EMPA contract in the amount of $142,459 for the 201112 year. Motion to approve was made by Barber, seconded by Butcher and carried. Dr. Gene Charbonneau talked about the Health Department and the cuts that the State has made to the Health Departments. Ann Kincaid with Liberty Transit presented Resolution #2011-11 for the TRIP Grant in the amount of $184,628. Motion to approve was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. Superintendent Jim Shuler discussed the problems at the Estiffanulga Boat Ramp. The Board said to have C.W. Roberts Contracting and PrebleRish have a look at this. Also consider having a diver take a look. Motion to approve $250.00 donation to Chipola Baseball was made by Barber, seconded by Williams and carried. No action was taken on the letter from Early Learning Coalition requesting $10,000. Motion to approve the Weatherization Contractual Services Agreement contract #10WX7X024901716 was made by Barber, seconded by Butcher and carried. The lease with Shawn Logan on the Sumatra Fire Department was discussed. Motion to approve Liberty Corrections Inter Agency Public Works Agreement to work at the Veteran Park was made by Williams, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to contract with Jimmy Lewis to work with the Water Department three to four days a month at $12.50 per hour was made by Barber, seconded by Butcher and carried. Aaron Elkins told the Board that it will cost about $1,270 for iron treatment to the Telogia Water System. The permit has been approved for the treatment. Motion to approve was made by Williams, seconded by Barber and carried. The will be $799. Motion to pay the bills was made by Butcher, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Williams, seconded by Butcher and carried. Operating Fund 2674 2876 Weatherization Fund 4563 Payroll 31655 31812 ____________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Jim Johnson, Chairman meeting of the Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Johnson. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Dexter Barber, Albert Butcher, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Jerry Lewis. Pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioners Davis Stoutamire. Emergency Management 2011-12 budget was discussed. MoBarber, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to require all budgets be given to the Board Members thirty days prior to presenting to the Board to take action on them was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams, and carried. Commissioner Stoutamire requested that the county attorney look into House Bill 45 that was adopted by the Senate concerning county gun control and laws. Motion to adjourn was made by Williams, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. ___________________________________________________ June 17 special meeting minutes from the Liberty Co. Commission 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! Chipola
Hosfords 21st Century Community Learning Centers summer program began their third week of camp by studying recent World Records. Do you know who can hold their breath under water the longest? Do you know who the strongest girl is or round the world? These are just a few of the fun facts that the students have been learning. Then students created t heir own classroom records. They measured to learn the tallest student, the youngest student, the one who sleeps the most and even the one who can run the fastest. We ended the exciting week by visiting Ripleys Believe It or Not in Panama City on July 1. Students had a great time seeing the tallest man who was 8 feet 11 inches tall and the heaviest man who weighed over 1400 pounds! Another thrilling exhibit was the largest sharks mouth in which several inside. The kids had a wonderful time at the museum and 4D moving theatre. We are looking forward to the next theme, The Wild West. For more infor mation about our program call 3798480 ext. 105. The group is shown gathered outside Ripleys Believe It or Not to capa photograph. Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JULY 13, 2011 2011 Dodge Ram 15001997 Ford F-150 ONLY 2011 Inventory Clearance 2011 Jeep Compass $ 19,999* $ 18,888* $ 5,995* HUNTERS SPECIAL2004 Chrysler 300M ONLY $ 7,995* Visit us online @ www.TallahasseeDCJ.comI refuse to be beat on price! Bring me any deal and I will beat it. I will give you top $$ for your trade. Come see me for all your sales and service needs HOSFORD HONOR ROLLA Honor Roll Kindergarten Madison Bedgood, Hayven Bunkley, Riley Graham, Isaac Hosford, Kyler Kirkland, Alexis Parker, Caydan Waller, Jett Ammons, Tyler Beasley, Caden Canaday, Kole Ellis, Mary Finuff, Alden, Harper, Channing Prichard, Calyb Rorie, Faithe Smith, Olivia Stoutamire, Adrianna Suggs. First grade Jacob Day, DeSoto Hood, Wayne Mansell, Makenna Patton, Hailey Sewell, Jonathan Shuler, Evan Shuler, Angelica Summerlin, Diamond Clemons, Kyle Keigans, Gavin Love, Chesney Arnold, Dillon Blount, Justin Brinson, Lindsay Cooper, Breanna Godwin, Aidan Hamilton, Autumn Jefferson, Caleb Keigans, Julie Lollie, Nate Pullam, Sydney Sewell, Cannon Shuler, Caeli Sloat, Drew Williams, Anna Lynn Corry, Kelby Fine, Morgan Fletcher, Lizzy Fowler, Tryston Lopez, Brant Sewell, India Swearengin, Caitlen Tomlin, David White. Second grade Destiny Arnold, Carlee Branch, Shelby Copas, Evy Peddie, Noelle Prichard, Austin Waller, Mary Emma Hosford. Third grade Justin Day, Hunter Horton, Matthew Shuler, Lucas Barber, Helaman Shuler, Tucker Singletary, Cason Towles. Fourth grade Elizabeth Black, Lauren Harger, Ian Black, Kain Pullam, Taylor Williams. Fifth grade Duncan Hosford. Sixth grade Gunter Barber, Abi McComb, Cierra White. Seventh grade Adrianna Graham, Micah McCaskill, Hannah Murray, Bailey Singletary. Eighth grade Olivia Black, Will Hosford, Allison Moore, Meagan Sewell, Garrett Swier. A/B Honor Roll Kindergarten Kimberly Cardinale, Emily Earnest, Bryson Jordan, Devin Mercuri, Reese Towles, Kaiden Burke, Jonathen Erby, Corbin Hamilton, Durks Vickers. First grade Brookelynne Wilkes, Piper Sansom, Morgan Bywater, Ethan Alford, Chloe Hodge, Nathaniel Alford, Morgan Hall, Jaden Potter, Shay Sullivan. Second grade Haley Beasley, Alex Bynog, Jayden Cain, Jonathon Dart, Zac Flanagan, Hansen Geiger, Austin Mathis, Kade Williams, Delaynee Cobb, Savannah Fowler, Layla Herndon, Fletcher Melvin, Thomas Rodriguez. Third grade Haley Duggar, Rainey Gay, Ashley Johnson, Dennis Jordan, Alex Summerlin, Brock Sykes, Colton Thomas, Nathan Timmons, Holly Ammons, Logan Bedgood, Nicholas Finuff, McKenzie Hanna, Kortney Kincaid, Chris Miranda, Brandon Shiver. Fourth grade Camryn Durden, Brandon Earnest, Raegan Gay, Megan Hirsch, Breanna Wilkes, Michaela Bradwell, Blake Horton, Mary Beth Rogers, Emily Shiver, Dylan Slayton. Fifth grade Hunter Ammons, Jonathan Day, Marinda Geiger, Ally Maige, Carlyn Sloat, Jakob Abbott. Sixth grade Angel Banks, Blade Barineau, Tyler Hall, Blake Kerr, Clayton McDonnell, Mara Myers, Rileigh Sewell, Katelynn Shiver, Cari Sloat. Seventh grade Tessa Boutwell, Rachel Langston, Morgan McClendon, Hunter McDaniel, Kaleb OSteen, Emily Todd. Eighth grade Noah Davis, Hunter Jaikin, Madison Love, Cheyenne Miranda, Madison Peddies, Karleigh Sellers, Amos Tomlin, Shannon Tucker, Kallie Williams. Perfect Attendance Kindergarten Riley Graham, Tyler Beasley, Caden Canaday, Mary Finuff, Corbin Hamilton, Olivia Stoutamire, Adrianna Suggs. First grade Gavin Love, Piper Sansom, Hailey Sewell, Evan Shuler, Brookelynne Wilkes, Lindsay Cooper, Caleb Keigans, Cannon Shuler, Nathaniel Alford, Tryston Lopez, Jaden Potter, Meredith Sullivan, Caitlen Tomlin. Second grade Haley Beasley, Austin Mathis, Joeseph Finuff, Mary Emma Hosford, Fletcher Melvin, Cole Parker, Remi Potter. Third grade Rainey Gay, Georgia Henderson, Matthew Shuler, Alex Watson, Holly Ammons, Helaman Shuler, Cason Towles. Fourth grade Lauren Harger, Ian Black, Madison Boutwell, Gabe Tomlin, Breanna Wilkes, Trenton Lewis, Brady Peddie, Mary Beth Rogers, Emily Shiver. Fifth grade Hunter Ammon, Bailey Camp, Marinda Geiger, Duncan Hosford, Rejeana Milligan. Sixth grade Madison Sessions. Seventh grade Zackery Blount, Tessa Boutwell, Adrianna Graham, Micah McCaskill, Hunter McDaniel, Hannah Murray, Kenneth Thompson, Brittany Shuler. Eighth grade Allison Moore, Meagan Sewell.Hosfords 21st CCLC program visits Ripleys Believe It or Not