The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027796/00288
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Publication Date: 09-07-2011
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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oclc - 33425067
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Preceded by: Weekly journal (Bristol, Fla.)


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Farmers Almanac...11 BHS, LCHS Football...12 & 13 Schools...14 & 15 Obituaries...17 Classieds...20 & 21 Sheriff's Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Events...5 Birthdays...7 Commentary...8 & 9 Church news....10 50includes tax Volume 31, Number 36 Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 CLJ News.com Driver charged in hit and run that leaves pedestrian with broken handby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Port St. Joe man is facing a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after he allegedly hit a man with his truck while driving along Hwy. 65 South in Sumatra last week. James Stewart Amison, 37, was taken into custody three days after the Aug. 28 incident, which left Bobby Creamer, 37, of Bristol, with a bloodied arm and a broken hand. Creamer and his wife, Audrea, stated that they had just walked out of a friends house that Sunday morning after dropping off a boat when they spotted Amison reaching inside their truck. Creamer said he yelled at Amison, who then ran back to his own truck and took off down the road, heading south. When the couple checked their vehicle, they discovered $250 was missing. turned around and drove back to where the Creamers were. The victim said he was standing about three feet off the road when he saw Amison heading his way. Creamer said he waved his arms in an attempt to stop Amison, but as the truck approached, it began to pick up speed. Amison then swerved and hit him, striking his right arm and flipping him into the ditch, Creamer stated. Amison continued on down the road for a short distance before he turned around. The Creamers said they started yelling at him, telling him Bobby had been hit. They said Amison drove off, heading south towards Eastpoint. The couple then drove to the jail in Bristol to report the incident. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, the pair gave an account of the incident to Deputy Gentry. After being released from the hospital the next day, Creamer and his wife returned to give more detailed statements, which included reporting that money had been stolen from their vehicle. A warrant was issued for Amison, who was also charged with larceny under $300 in addition to the aggravated battery charge. He was taken into custody Aug. 31.FROM L EFT : United Way Regional Resource Development Director Ron Sharp, Lisa Britt and Sarah Parrish with Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Blountstown City Manager Emory Pierce, Superior Bank Branch Manger Luke Johnson, Blountstown M ayor Winston Deason, Inmate David M edeco, CCI M ajor M ark Barber and CCI Assistant Warden Walt Summers. The group is shown with the newly-installed sign that was placed at the corner of SR 20 and Hwy. 71 in Blountstown. ANGIE DAVIS PHOT O A group of inmates at Calhoun Correctional Institution helped the United Way begin this years drive by volunteering to build the large signs that chart their progress, saving the organization at least $10,000. Under the direction of Major Mark Barber, the inmates gathered supplies, built and painted 10 giant thermometers that will be prominently displayed in four counties, with two in Calhoun County, two in Holmes County and three each in Washington County and Jackson County. Barber said they decided to build the signs after learning how much it would cost to get them done at a graphics company. CCI Warden Sherri Porter contacted wardens in the other three counties and convinced them to use inmate work squads to put the signs in place. United Way Regional Director Ron Sharpe said the efforts of the staff and inmates, Allows money to go to the needs of the community where it belongs. A local partner donated the inserts for the signs, said Barber. The inmates used remnant materials from other projects to make the framing. Calhoun County is part of a sixcounty group working together in this years fundraiser. Their goal is to raise $2 million. One hundred percent of those funds will be distributed to local charities, according to Barber.United Way kicks off fundraising campaign with some help from Calhoun Correctional THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNALby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorThree people from Albany, Georgia are dead after a head-on collision with an ambulance on State Road 71 North in Jackson County late Monday afternoon. The three, along with a fourth man, were traveling south at 5:20 p.m. when their car crossed the center of the road and went into the path of a 2007 Chevrolet ambulance. The collision happened north of Marianna, near Redwood Drive. The front left of the 2000 Toyota Camry hit the front left of the ambulance in the northbound lane. The impact sent the car into a rotation, ejecting the right rear passenger. The car stopped on the west shoulder of the road, facing east. The passenger was found nearby. The ambulance was knocked onto its right side and came to rest on the east shoulder of the road. The driver, Jevontay Q. Jordan, 19, and his rear seat passenger, who was thrown from the car, 20-year-old Johnathan A. Newberry, were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The right front passenger, Rocquell R. Greene, 20, died Tuesday morning while receiving treatment at Southeast Medical Center in Dothan. Another passenger, Shelton B. Green, 23, remains in serious condition at Jackson Hospital. Two Jackson EMS employees traveling in the ambulance were listed as having serious B. Kirkland, 22, of Sneads. His passenger was Candy R. Gehron, 39, of Marianna. Lt. Wilfredo Arroyo of Jackson County Fire and Rescue said neither had life-threatening injuries but will be off duty for a while. He said Gehron was struck in the nose by a laptop computer she was using to write a report. The wreck was investigated by FHP Trooper D.L. Jones and Homicide Investigator Cpl. C.D. Chapman. Both occupants of the ambulance were using their seatbelts. The FHP report noted that Jordon had his seatbelt on but his three passengers did not.Three dead after collision with ambulance in Marianna DOT, plant society work together to minimize damage caused by roadwork on Hwy. 65PAGE 3P AM AND BILL ANDERSON PHOT OS


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks S H E R I F F S L O G Blountstown Police Dept. Citations issued: Accidents Special details Business alarms Residential alarms Aug 30 exposure of sexual organs, CCSO. VOSP, CCSO. VOSP, CCSO. possession of listed chemicals, sale of a controlled substance, CCSO. burglary of a structure, larceny under $300, CCSO. Sept 1 possession of meth, CCSO. possession of meth, CCSO. non-support, driving with license suspended or revoked, CCSO. disorderly intoxication, CCSO. Sept 3 VOP (warrant), CCSO. DUI, CCSO. Aug 29 possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, VOP, LCSO. VOCP, LCSO. Aug 30 holding for CCSO, CCSO. Aug 31 aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, petty theft, LCSO. holding for court, LCSO. Sept 1 holding for court, LCSO. holding for Gadsden, GCSO. in for court, LCSO. manufacturing meth, LCSO. holding for CCSO, CCSO. Sept 2 introduction of contraband in a facility, LCSO. Sept 4 DUI, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, FHP. holding for CCSO, CCSO.Woman arrested in pill exchange admits she planned to make methamphetamineA buy-bust sting by the CalhounLiberty Task Force resulted in the arrest of a Blountstown woman Aug. 30 for possession of listed chemicals (pseudoephedrine) and sale of a Schedule IV controlled substance (Valium). Debbie Mayo Kent, 49, of Blountstown, was arrested after investigators arranged for an informant to supply her with pseudoephedrine pills in exchange for 15 tranquilizers. The informant told investigators that she had been contacted by Kent, who offered to give her 15 Valium pills if she would make a purchase of cold medicine for her. Task Force members recorded a phone call in which the two made arrangements to meet for the trade. Around midday, the two met at a site off SR 69 and exchanged pills while investigators monitored the transaction. Kent was pulled over a short time after leaving the scene. A straw with methamphetamine residue was found during a search of her vehicle. Kent later told investigators she realized she had been set up and said that she was planning to use the cold pills to make methamphetamine. Her vehicle was towed from the scene to the and has been seized due to its use in the commission of a felony, according to the arrest report. She is being held on $15,000.Bodiford arrested after search of Bristol homeA 26-year-old Bristol man was taken into custody Sept. 1 on charges from a June 21 arrest for manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of public housing. The Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force found numerous items indicating that the illegal drug was being made when they served a search warrant at the NW Central Avenue residence of Steven Blake Bodiford. When investigators arrived, they were met by Laura Burch, 30. After reading the search warrant, she offered to show them where everything was. In the kitchen of the home, investigators found a gallonsized bottle of acid, a one liter plastic bottle of solvent, a Visine bottle of acid, a small baster with solvent residue, binder. A 32 ounce bottle of Coleman fuel, a half-full bottle of lye, a pill bottle containing ammonium nitrate as well as a pack of lithium batteries, digital scales and a receipt for pseudoephedrine were located in the master bathroom. Debris indicating that meth was being made was found outside the home, including nine empty pseudoephedrine blister packs and four empty boxes of Aleve-D, as well as empty bottles that once held lye and Coleman fuel, and stripped lithium batteries. A white powdery substance found in a vial tested positive for methamphetamine. According to the report from the Liberty County methamphetamine at the home and claimed ownership of the materials found there. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.Man arrested for exposing himself near middle schoolA witness and a wet tire led to the arrest of a man for exposure of sexual organs after he reportedly relieved himself in front of a home on Folsom Avenue, across the street from Blountstown Middle School last week. According to the Blountstown Police Department, a woman called in a complaint that two white males pulled up beside her home in a red Chevrolet Tracker on Aug. 30. One man described as wearing a black shirt and black hat stood on the passengers side of the vehicle and began urinating in front of her. The witness said school was about to take in at that time and pointed out that parents were dropping their children off and school buses were driving by. arrived, they spoke with James David Jeter, 55, of Blountstown who was wearing the clothing described by the witness. He denied that he had urinated that the front passenger tire was wet. Jeter then admitted it and beer. He was charged and taken to the county jail.Driver found passed out in running car charged with DUI Calhoun County deputies responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle on SR 69 around 11:40 p.m. Saturday found a white female passed out in the drivers seat of a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the road. The motor was running, the headlights were on and the radio was blaring as Deputies Bobby Sims and Scotty Norris approached the vehicle, which was facing north on the southbound side of the road. It took several attempts to wake up the driver, Loni Miranda Johnson, 19, of Blountstown, Deputy Sims. After she came to, Sims asked if she was OK and then opened the door, at which point he detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. Sims reached in, switched off the motor and turned off the radio and asked Johnson to step outside. The report noted that she was unsteady on her feet and the deputies had to assist her several times as she started to fall. When asked where she was going, she said she had come from Altha and was heading for Bristol, but was unable to identify the road she had stopped on. After realizing she was unable to maintain her balance enough to complete a roadside sobriety test, deputies arrested her for DUI. Two breath samples taken to determine her level of intoxication read .256 and .257, over three times the legal limit of .08. She was later released after posting $500 bond. DEBBIE MAYO KENT cigarettes from carport freezerA 22-year-old Blountstown man was charged with burglary of a structure and larceny under $300 for stealing cigarettes from a 69-year-old neighbors carport freezer, according to a report from the Calhoun County Elmore Boyd Jr. did a little investigating of his own before reporting the theft of four cartons of Newport cigarettes and one box of Swisher Sweets Boyd had a suspect in mind when he visited the Hwy. 69 home of Terry Martin, which is about a half-mile from his home. While visiting with Martin, Boyd noticed a young black male there take some cigarettes out of a soft pack and put them in a hard pack. The young man then tossed the soft pack in a trash can. Boyd left but returned about 30 minutes later and retrieved the cigarette pack. He told Sheriff David Tatum that pack had come from his home and pointed out the notice on the pack, Tax exempt for use outside the U.S. He explained he had purchased the cigarettes on a cruise that had the same markings. Boyd later showed a deputy the freezer in his carport, where he stores his cigarettes to keep them fresh. He said he sold two cigars recently, one to Martins son, Matthew Hall, and to a friend of Halls on Aug. 16. The next day, Boyd left for Detroit. When he returned on Aug. 22, he realized the cigarettes were missing. He said Halls friend was the same person he saw toss out Dexter Eaford. When a deputy caught up with Eaford and Matthew Hall on Veterans Street, he spoke with them separately about the burglary. Both admitted going to the home to buy cigars at an earlier date. After pointing out discrepancies in their statements, Eaford admitted that when he realized that Boyd was not home, he looked in the freezer and saw the cigarettes. He said he took two packs and said he later sold the cigarettes for 50 cents each at a gathering area off River Street known as The Cut. He said he did it to make enough money to buy some milk for his 10-month-old baby and purchase some cigars for himself. LONI MIRANDA See ARREST REPORTS continued on page 22


SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Agencies, DOT nd ways to lessen environmental impact of S.R. 65 road resurfacingby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorFor many local drivers, the 26mile stretch of S.R. 65 that leads through the Apalachiola National Forest from Telogia to Sumatra is just another road that rolls past acres of pine trees and palmettos, like many others in Liberty County. But for members of the Magnolia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) in Tallahassee, its something special. Theres no place in Florida with more biodiversity, says Eleanor Dietrich, a FNPS board member who is quick to name several plants and wildflowers that thrive here and nowhere else, including the federally-protected Harpers Beauty, found only in Liberty and Franklin counties. The Blazing Star, Meadow Beauty, Sabatia and Yellow-Eyed Grass are among a long list of wildflowers that bloom along the roadway. That section of S.R. 65 is bordered by the 220-mile Big Bend Scenic Byway, which starts in Leon County, circles Wakulla County and follows the Franklin County coastline before turning north and ending at the Liberty County line. (Liberty County declined to participate in the Scenic Byway, but the Hwy. 65 area is still a big draw for those who seek out the seasons.) In 2009, the byway was designated a National Scenic Byway, and since then it has been named one of the 51 most scenic drives in America by USA Today. The area will be featured in a new brochure promoting eco-tourism, which is being produced by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. a scenic highway and tourist spots, said Dietrich. When members of the FNPS learned that S.R. 65 would be widened and resurfaced, they were concerned that the construction process could permanently damage the very thing that attracts visitors to this unique stretch of highway. There were no limits unless we came in and participated in the design process, said Dietrich. For years, the Department of Transportation (DOT) moved and uprooted plants and damaged habitat, she said. with the DOT and they did. After gathering information from the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, they met input on the plan to minimize the impact of construction on the area. By the time FNPS got involved, much of the design work had been done, Dietrich said, but they were able to provide additional comment. By the time they worked out the details, they were able to trim the cost of the project as well as the time it would take to complete, she said. Some of the changes incorporated include: detour road, they had several culvert sites permitted for full dirt road detours. to a six-foot-wide strip along both sides of the road and agreed to a seasonal mowing schedule. The roadside right of ways will be mowed completely at the end of the growing season (usually early November) to cut down the sprouting trees and weedy growth, and to disperse ripe should greatly enhance the beauty of this special place, Dietrich explained. special concern, such as the nesting area of the red-cockaded woodpecker, where work was curtailed near active nest trees during the April 1 July 31 breeding season. (pictured above) for construction equipment were established to minimize the impact on the shoulders of the road. off site is inspected and cleaned before returning to prevent potential noxious weed contamination. or sod application will be limited to disturbed areas by the new pavement and within culvert work areas. For years, we have been learning how to work effectively with the DOT, said Dietrich. We understand how to do that better now. She pointed out that their collaboration reduced the disturbance to the what it would have been. Dietrich noted, There is a standard DOT way of carrying out road work, and Harpers Beauty made that impossible in this situation, which opened the doors to finding new ways to do this job. She said DOT designers, with strong input from the Dept. of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Actually went the extra mile, so to speak, keeping the 6 foot limit the whole extent of the construction, not just the portion with the Harpers Beauty. She added, I think what the DOT did in this process can be used as a good example of how environmental protection can be built into road construction design. They have set an example that will make it easier for other DOT construction projects to be designed and implemented in a new way, that is more protective of the environment.LEFT: Pictured are some of the many wildflowers found in Liberty County. ABOVE: One of several turn around locations for heavy equipment being used along SR 65.P AM AND BILL ANDERSON PHOTOSPlant Society and DOT work together to keep


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7, 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! 5,362 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: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL ST AFFJohnny 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 Wednesday, September 7 TODAYS MEETINGS 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 6 p.m., City Hall 6 p.m., City Council Room on Angle St. 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 7 p.m., LC School Board Meeting Room 7:30 p.m., Bristol City HallTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Civic Center 6:30 p.m., City Hall 6 p.m., Apalachee Rest.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, BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 6 p.m. in Court room 7 p.m. at Fire House 11 a.m., Apalachee Rest. 5 p.m. Calhoun Extension Monday, September 12 Tuesday, September 13 Sunday, September 11 Saturday, September 10 Thursday September 8 Friday, September 9Myrlenes Beauty Shop 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CT) Blood Mobile Booths available for Arts & Crafts Sale The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy 20. Follow the signs. For more information, call 674-2777 or email info@ppmuseum.org or visit www. ppmuseum.org. starting Sept. 17 set for Sept. 10 at BIRTHDAY Gina Grantham BIRTHDAYS Zachary Stoutamire BIRTHDAY Derek Eberly ANNIVERSARIES Don & Louise Robinson BIRTHDAY Terry Suber 7 p.m., Rivertown Community Church CELEBRATE RECOVERY BIRTHDAY Martha Jane JacobsRegistration begins at 8:30 a.m.Free plane rides for children 8-17!! 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park Free train rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.LCHS Dawgs vs. Bay High B-town Tigers vs. Chipley VFW Family Picnic Torreya Garden Club6 p.m. (CT) Calhoun Co. Topic: Healthy Coping for a Better You Low Country Boil at Landmark Park on Thursday, Sept. 15 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, AL. For more information, contact the park at (334) 794-3452.Archeology Daynoon to 5 p.m. at Pioneer Settlement


SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS SALESeptember 8-10 Located at 20634 E. Central in Blountstown (850) 674-8801 "Fine Jewelry & Gifts"The Diamond Corner Offer Good ONLY Sept. 8-10GIFT WITH PURCHASE BUT DONT FORGET OUR... Sale ExcludesPANDORA Come in and check out this great sale. Every thing in the store on sale. Start planning for those special occasions with these great buys. W omens outdoor workshop coming to Panama CityWANTED: Adventurous and outdoorsy women wishing to learn more about Floridas great outdoors in a comfortable, noncompetitive, hands-on environment. If this could be you, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to participate in the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) mini-workshop in Panama City. The single-day workshop takes place Saturday, Oct. 15 at Gulf Coast State College along the beautiful shores of St. Andrews Bay. The workshop runs 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Although designed with women in mind, the workshop is open to anyone 18 years or older who wants to improve their outdoor skills and enjoy several recreational activities. The program offers a fun and supportive atmosphere for participants wishing to try new things and enjoy the camaraderie of other women wanting to do the same. In two, three-and-one-half-hour sessions, the BOW miniand other forms of outdoor recreation, at all levels of physical activity. The women will be able to choose two of the following sessions: basic archery skills; introduction to woods; introduction to shotgun shooting and hunting; basic wilderness survival; and introduction to handgun shooting and hunting, said BOW state coordinator Lynne Hawk. The cost for the one-day workshop is $50, and there are discounted slots available for low-income participants, single parents and college students. The workshop basis. For more information about BOW or how you can register, visit MyFWC.com/BOW or contact Susan Harrass at (561) 625-5122 or Susan.Harrass@MyFWC.com.3rd Annual Calhoun County Fly-In will take off SaturdayC ALHOUN COUNT Y AIRPOR T AL THA Aircraft from around the SouthSaturday, Sept. 10 for the 3rd Annual Calhoun County Fly-In. General admission is $2 per person, kids under 12 are admitted free. Warbirds, experimental aircraft, helicopters, and general aviation aircraft will be on display. Various aircraft perform air maneuvers and patterns. Free airplane rides provided for children ages 8 to 17 by the Young Eagles. Helicopter rides and tandem sky-diving will also be offered. Wonderful craft and food vendors will also be at the event, including Parramores Restaurant and the Prayer Chainers Mission. Registration for free Young E agle Flights will begin at 8:30 a.m. Again, there must accompany the Young Eagle at the time of registration to sign the permission form for participation. Following the Eagle. Their name will then be entered into the Worlds Largest Logbook, which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Logbook is also accessible on the web at www.youngeagles.org. The Fly In will be held at the Calhoun County Airport (F95) located on Hwy. 71 North, between Blountstown and Altha. Dont miss it! Its a wonderful event for kids of all ages 1 to 100! For more information, call Bill Smith at (850) 674-6952.A unique retreat for grieving teensOn Thursday, Nov 3, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Caring T ree Program of Big Bend Hospice invites area teens to attend a grief retreat at Bradleys Pond in T allahassee. Youth between the ages 12 18 from Leon and surrounding counties that have experienced the death of a loved one can join in a day of grief support and sharing. While the losses are different for each teen, with support from peers and activities that are fun ing teens. The loss does not have to be recent for event. T rained grief counselors and volunteers will be present throughout the day to provide structure and a supportive presence. Grief support activities will incorporate creative arts, team building, group discussion, and a special time of remembrance. Several county school districts are considering this an excused absence, but check with your school fast, lunch, and complimentary sweatshirt will be provided, and there will be a prize drawing at the end of the day. T eens will be transported to and from Big Bend Hospice to Bradleys Pond. This event is a free community service of Big Bend Hospice. Space is limited to 35 teens so please call as soon as possible. Call Caitlin at 8785310, ext. 706 or e-mail caitlin@bigbendhospice. org or visit www.bigbendhospice for more information or to register. 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? 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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 Plans are now underway in Liberty County to present the 9th Annual Art Alive Show and Sale exhibit at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. Art Alive 2011, sponsored by the Liberty County Arts Council, will feature artists from Calhoun, Liberty and surrounding counties, including members from The Artists Guild of Northwest Florida, Tallahassee Water Color Society, and Gadsden Arts Center. Various art media, including oils, acrylics, water colors, jewelry, pottery, photography, sculptures, stained glass, woodworking, and other original art forms will be showcased. A Meet the Artist Reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. (ET). This preview of the art on display and for sale will be open to the public. There is no admission charge. Applications have been for warded to artists who have par ticipated in past shows. However The Liberty County Arts Council welcomes all new artists who have not participated in Art Alive. There is no entry fee for exhibiting or commission charged for sale of art. For additional information, call Babs Moran at (850) 643-5491, or Gloria Keenan at (850) 643-6646. Email: gkeenan@fairpoint.net or bmoran@fairpoint.net.Annual Art Alive Show & Sale set Sept. 29 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in BristolMinnie Shuler of Bristol has entered her painting of River Styx, a well-known Arts Council and Gadsden Arts Center. weddingMike Gainey and Kim Buskens are happy to announce their upcoming marriage, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. (ET). Mike and Kim will have a country wedding on the farm at Rock Bluff. They would like to invite all their friends and family to help them celebrate this special occasion. A county style cookout and barn dance will immediately follow the ceremony. Mike is the son of Clyde Gainey, the late Geraldine Gainey and is the stepson of Linda Gainey, all of Bristol. Kim is the daughter of Fred and Marylee Buskens of Over street.Buskens, Gainey to marry


SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Happy Sweet SixteenBrittany Graham Have a Happy Birthday Brick-bat Hi, Im Fran!And I am looking for a good loving home. birthdaysCARSON GLENN L YDACarson Glenn Lyda birthday on Aug. 17. He is the son of Heather Hemanes and Glenn Lyda of Hosford. His grandparents are Jackie King, Bobby King and Marc Land, all of Hosford and Vikki Brooks and the late Ervin J. Lyda of Oklahoma. His great-grandparents are Linda & Gerald Jones of Hosford. Carson enjoys playing with his singing Elmo and playing with his two sisters, Makanlys and Cheyenne; his brother, Gunner and his Aunt Devin. DYLAN MATTHEW GUNNDylan Matthew Gunn celebrated his third birthday on Aug. 28. He is the son of Justin and Katy Gunn of Bristol. His grandparents are Jack and Cathy Revell of Bristol and Debra Gunn of Tallahassee. His great-grandparents are Horace and Joyce Cushing of Tallahassee, Nelle Brock of Havana, Sonny and Zella Howard of Anthony and Jessie Baker of Quitman, GA. Dylan enjoys watching Mickey Mouse on TV, playing outside with his dog, Duke, and kitten, Mickey. He is excited about going hunting with daddy to shoot the deer. He likes spending time with his mommy and helping her with cooking or cleaning! He will celebrate his birthday with a Thomas the Train party with family and friends. KENDRA TESS HOLCOMBKale and Whitney Holcomb of Bristol are excited to announce the birth of their little girl, Kendra Tess Holcomb. Tess arrived on Aug. 4, weighing 7 Ibs. and 12 ozs. Her maternal grandparents are Raymond and Gwynn McCoy of Bristol. Her paternal grandparents are Jamie and Randy Holcomb of Bristol. Maternal great-grandparents are Shirley and the late Hubert McCoy, along with Mildred Tookie Gentry and the late Paul Gentry, all of Bristol. Paternal great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Royce and Trish Holcomb of Bristol, and Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Wanda Musgrove of Tallahassee. Tess was welcomed home by many family and friends.ROSALINA MARIA BARBERRosalina celebrated her third birthday on Aug. 27 with a fun backyard pool birthday party at her house. She is the daughter of the late Zac Barber and Miguelina Barber of Tallahassee. Her grandparents are Rene and Mary Solano of Tallahassee, Kathy Shepard of San Diego, CA, and Jackie Barber of Rock Bluff. Rosalina enjoys reading books, dancing, singing and spending time with her mommy, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and learning things not to do with her cousins and friends. She also enjoys looking cemetery on Sundays.MATTHEW BODIFORDMatthew Bodiford celebrated his 17th birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 6. He is the son of Betty Orama and Billy Bodiford, both of Telogia. Matthew enjoys hunting and fishing and playing football for LCHS, where he is a junior and an honor roll student. Matt also enjoys spending time with his family as well as his good friend, Breanna. birthAstronomy Night at Landmark ParkJoin Landmark Park for an evening of fun on September 23 at 6 p.m. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the late afternoon hours at Landmark Park and stay for star gazing, beginning at dusk. Astronomy Night is an exciting and informative program that gives visitors a view of sever al planets and stars through telescopes and binoculars on the Gazebo lawn. Staff members will help point out fall constellations and visitors will even get the chance to experience a starry hayride. Cool off in the Interpretive Center after stargazing and enjoy snacks and a program in the Digitarium Planetarium. Planetarium program will be held every half-hour. They are not recommended for children under 5. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Admission is $2 for members and scouts and leaders in uniform, $4 for nonmembers and free for children 5 and under. Astronomy Night meets several requirements for the Astronomy Badge. 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, AL. For more information, contact the park at (334) 794-3452. OPEN Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. HANEYVideo GamesXbox, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Game Cube, Wii, & MoreGame accessories for XBox, PS2, XBox 360, Gamecube, Wii, DS & more! Saturday, Sept. 10beginning at 9 a.m. Come join us for fun, friends and GUITAR HERO! Call or come by to reserve your spot for an evening of fun!


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2011As the song says, Get a jobGet a joblyrics from a 1960s doowop song, also a phrase that I have said to my now-adult children at one time or another. Americas unemployment rate is the hot topic now, as it should be. While the unemployment rate is just a number, that number translates into the faces of millions of Americans, ordinary citizens like the rest of us, but people with no way to make a living. No way to feed the wife and kids, no way to pay the rent or car payment. Not a pretty sight, particularly for a nation where we pound our chest and declare that we are the greatest nation on earth and leader of the free world. Television and radio talking heads report on and debate the need for someone to create jobs. But the jobs dilemma is politicized to the hilt. The Republicans say they have a jobs plan which is reduce taxes and government regulations then there will be a chicken in every pot. Weve heard that tune before. President Obama will reveal his jobs plan in a speech to a joint session of Congress. No doubt Obama the compromiser will include some Republican ideas in his plan. Hopefully, there will be some meat on this bone meaning infrastructure projects that require construction workers. When roads are paved, bridges repaired, water and sewer systems installed or repaired, then people can see that government stimulus funding results in things that can be touched and felt. One of the unemployment issues is that the current recession is not the normal recession that occurs about once a decade from which the economy quickly recovers. Statistically, only the Great Depression was worse than the current recession. The failure of the housing market carved out about $8 trillion from Gross Domestic Product that caused a 6% reduction in the workforce and a 5% decrease in GDP. This recession is not a normal recession such as occurred in the savings and loans crisis in 1990 where the reduction in the labor force and GDP was 2%. The effects of this recession are so pronounced that predic People dont like to hear this but America is losing its competitive edge. In his latest book, That Used to be Us; How America Fell Behind the World it Invented and How we can Come Back, Tom Friedman makes the point that for the past decade America has ignored Education in America is in decline. Many American workers arent trained to handle hi-tech jobs. Immigration policies inhibit the importation of skilled workers. America doesnt invest in its infrastructure which would improve productivity. Capital investment by the private sector has declined as has government research and development. As I read Friedmans comments, America is competing in an international economic race while car According to the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, the U.S. manufacturing sector has lost 2.3 million jobs during the period 2007-2009 and has regained only 298,000 since then. Politicians bluster on about how they will keep U.S. jobs from going overseas. That will never happen in a democratic society. The reason is that companies can and do move their operations to where the customers are. In the August 29 edition of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, there is a piece titled, A Mini-Revival for the Rust Belt, which is about three American manufacarticle, one of the CEOs commented about criticism of loss of American jobs, Youre sending all our jobs over seas. Thats a bunch of crap. Youve got to follow your customer wherever he goes. President Obama cant stop American companies from shedding American workers and moving their operations to China. In spite of all the hot air from Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Governor Perry, and Michelle Ill give you $2 a gallon gas Bachman and other assorted Republican presidential wannabees, cant stop jobs from moving to China. The U.S. job market is what it is. Political rhetoric will not change it. In my view, the American economy is undergoing a contraction and restructuring. Example, many types of workers support the real estate market. There will be no demand for those workers until the glut of homes have been absorbed. So, what happens in the meantime. Do you retrain plumbers into another line of work? What is frightening is that political parties, primarily Republicans, are using the unemployment issue as a political battering ram against each other. Cooperation between political parties is required for the unemployment problem to be solved, but the chance of that happening is slim to none. The solution is not more tax cuts but government investment in the infrastructure that creates construction jobs. Its simple, the government puts up the money, a private company is hired, and people go to work. The worker can put food on the table and the private comyou are waiting for the private company to spend their money to repair roads and bridges, then you are in for a long wait. It wont happen. CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. The White House agreed to move President Obamas speech from Wednesday to Thursday because the Republicans have a debate scheduled for Wednesday. So the debate that no one is going to watch holds more weight than the speech no one is going to believe. JAY LENOAfter pressure from Republicans, President Obama moved his big jobs speech from Wednes day to Thursday night. Obama gave in when he realized something important: He could just TiV o Jersey Shore. JIMMY F ALLONThe earthquake caused cracks in the Washing ton Monument. Experts say its the biggest crack problem in D.C. since Marion Barry. JAY LENOPresident Obamas uncle has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Remember when the most embarrassing person in the presidents life was Joe Biden? JAY LENODick Cheneys book is an inside look at what its like to be president uh, vice president. JAY LENO ons dont fall into the wrong hands. Werent they already in the wrong hands? DA VID LETTERMANI read Dick Cheneys book. I dont want to ruin it Potter. If you want the book, in the bookstore go past the self-help section. Its in the self-serving section. JAY LENOThe Justice Dept is trying to block the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. Its only fair because AT&T keeps blocking the mergers between me and the people I try to call. JIMMY F ALLONFor most Americans, Labor Day means a 3-day weekend, but for 9.1 percent of Americans, its been a 12-month weekend. JAY LENOPresident Obamas uncle was arrested for a DUI. His alcohol level was actually higher than Obamas approval rating. DA VID LETTERMANIn a new interview, President Obama said Ben Franklin is the Founding Father he would most like to meet. Meanwhile, Joe Biden said that Panthro is the ThunderCat he would most like to meet. JIMMY F ALLONDick Cheneys new memoir contains some startling surprises. For example, he is still alive. JAY LENO Rice. Its like I have a twin. DA VID LETTERMANDick Cheneys new memoir will be a best seller. I think its published by Simon & Shooter. DA VID LETTERMANNew statistics show the U.S. economy added 0 jobs in August. The White House cautioned Americans not to read too much into those numbers. What numbers? JAY LENO he released a message congratulating Beyonce on her pregnancy. DA VID LETTERMAN


Despite legal advice, football fans pray in Marianna SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARYLast Friday evening before the Marianna football game, students, parents and players stood and recited the Lords Prayer. This stoa few days earlier the Jackson County School Board had cautioned principals about organized prayer at sporting events. But that did not prevent hundreds of fans and both teams from joining together and reciting the Lords Prayer. The people prayed in spite of the advice of the School Board. The prayer discussion has occurred in a thousand school board meetings across the nation. The typical scenario is as follows: The prayer subject is introduced and various views of board members are expressed. Then the advising lawyer gives his advice. The lawyer is the hired expert in legal matters and his view usually prevails. To avoid possible controversy the safe path is to restrict and discourage religious expression in the public arena. This has been the school board that it is in their best interest to make policies that restrict public prayer. The Jackson County School Board came to this conclusion but the public did not. When the people gathered for the football game, the public responded by conducting their own prayer. Jackson County residents were not intimidated nor did they silently conform to the acceptable path of least resistance. Our constitution clearly says our government is to be of the people, by the people, and for the people. Why then do we have so many rulings that clearly violate the will of the people? It was clear that by the actions of those attending the football game last Friday in Marianna, they chose prayer. We have become government of the lawyers, by the lawyers, and for the lawyers. Many elected representatives are lawyers. Therefore lawyers are involved in making our laws. Proposed legislation passes through a legal review process. Here lawyers tweak proposed legislation before becoming law. Then lawyers interpret the laws in the courts and to their clients. They advise school boards and city governments. Judges are usually products of the legal system. This domination of government by one interest group is forbidden in both national and state constitutions. The founding fathers foresaw this as a potential problem and attempted to warn future generations. The judicial is only one of three branches of government. This was to prevent lawyers from controlling the entire governmental process. There were times in early America when rulings of the Supreme Court were completely ignored when their decisions were clearly outside the will of the people. But today the interpretation of the a process whereby we the people are allowed to speak to moral and spiritual issues. What does this have to do with the prayer issue before the football game? Who made the decision that prayer should be removed from our schools? Supreme Court lawyers. Who penned the rulings that were handed down to lower courts? Lawyers. Who advises local school boards and governments on these issues? Lawyers. It thrills me to hear that a large group of people at a public gathering joined together in prayer especially when it is in contrast to the anti-prayer trends of our day. In my view, prayer is more than a formality or ritual. It is an acknowledgement of a higher power and an invitation for Gods presence and protection on an assembly or activity. It makes a difference. Prayer reminds us there is a God and focuses respectful attention on Him for a moment. The report of the ruckus that occurred at Blountstowns football game last Friday night was alarming. Last week several students were escorted off a local school bus by police. One new teacher abruptly quit when faced with the prevailing attitude in the schoolroom. The fabric of our society is unraveling. The safe path of restricting prayer in school is not providing safety. It may keep us out of a political controversy today but where in European countries and America is not far behind. The Marianna response gives me hope. It shows me there is still a strong element of faith in our area. When their freedom to publicly pray was challenged, the people responded by praying publicly. It is a good example to follow. May we the people stand and continue to stand. GUEST COLUMNby Roger King Roger King has served as pastor at Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown for the past three years. He grew up in Blountstown, graduated from Blountstown High School and later received a degree in psychology from the University of Florida. While he has pastored several churches, he also works in construction.


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Serving as a pastors wife I, Janice Harris, recognize the need for support and encouragement and therefore have a passion for connecting pastors wives together for a time of fellowship and prayer. On Sept. 9, I would like to invite any pastors wife in Calhoun County to come to Carr Chapel Advent Christian Church at 7 p.m. for an opportunity to meet one another and join in prayer for one another, our churches, our community, the unsaved and our nation. Please bring a If you have any questions, please call, (386) 209-2524, Janice Harris. HOMECOMINGTELOGIA ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor Thomas Adams would like to invite everyone to come and join our congregation for Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 11. Morning worship will begin at 9:45 a.m. with the Singing Regals from Quincy. Our guest speaker, Brother Charles Stephens from Chattahoochee, will bring the morning message. Following morning worship service there will be a covered dish lunch served in the church fellowship hall. After lunch we will return to the sanctuary for more music by our guest singers. The church is located at 18889 NE S.R. 65 in T elogia. For more information please call 379-8899.CHURCH CONFERENCEALTHA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH The Altha First Baptist family invites you to join them for their T abernacle Principles Conference beginning Sunday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. (CT) and continuing through Wednesday, Sept. 21. Brother Jesse Spiers, founder of Pattern of Approach Ministries and associate pastor of First Baptist Church of Ponce de Leon, will be leading this conference. Using replicas of the Old T estament T abernacle and its furniture, Brother Spiers will explain how we may enter into a relationship with God, continually grow in that relationship and daily experience a freshness in our walk with God. Each family is asked to bring a dish of food and we will enjoy a covered-dish meal on Sunday at 5 p.m. before our 6 p.m. service. Our Monday-Wednesday services will begin at 6:30 p.m. A nursery will be provided and a love offering will be received. For more information about Pattern of Approach ministries, log on to their website at www.poaministries.org. The Altha First Baptist Churchs buildings are located at 15660 NW Chipola Street in Altha. FUNDRAISERBLOUNTST OWN ASSEMBLY OF GOD The Blountstown Assembly of God will have a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 10 beginning at 7 a.m. (CT) at the church. The yard sale will raise funds for the Womens Ministries which help with community projects as well as projects for the church. There will be a variety of items for sale, including winter clothing, household items, a computer desk and some baby clothes. The church is located at the corner of Hwy. 20 and 13th St.NEW CHURCHCONNECTIONS FELLOWSHIP Connections Fellowship is a new church launching in Eastern Liberty County and Western Leon County. Check us out at our preview service on Sept. 11. Services are being held at The family of Ella Mae Deweiler wish to offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to all our friends and family for the many expressions of kindness and sympathy given during the passing of our beloved mother, Ella Mae Detweiler. A special thanks to the local churches, Rivertown Community Church, Red Oak Community Mennonite Church, L ake Mystic Baptist Church, Suma tra Assembly of God and Williams Memorial Methodist Church for helping us through this time of grieving and celebrating our mother going home to heaven. Thank you, The Detweiler family, Elaine and Jerry Anders and family, Merrrill and Marie Detweiler and family, Mary Jane and Stanley Shirk and family, Sharon and David Yoder and family, Ruth Ann and Doyle Eberly and family and Carolyn and Danny Brock and family. the Ft. Braden Community Center at 6:30 p.m. We will have contemporary music with a modern the unchanging good news of Gods love into the 21st great example of something new in church. For more information, please call (850) 447-4115 or check out our web site at www.ConnectionsT ally.comThe August Guardian ad Litem class for Jackson/Calhoun County is shown with Circuit Judge William L. Wright after completing their Monica Bolin, Michelle England, Judge William Wright, Katrina Messer, Velma Tensley, Sue Champion and Bobbie Sherrod. August Guardian ad Litem class completes training program


SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 ASK THEO L D F A R M E R SA L M A N A C Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. # CMC1249570 (850) 674-4777Whaley WhaleyI discovered witch hazel in my woods. How do I make witch hazel extract? T. M., Sutton, W.V. First, prune your witch hazel with an eye toward stripping off the bark, discarding any leaves or wood. Place 5 cups of distilled water in an enamel, glass, or other nonreactive pan. Add only as much bark as you can completely submerge in the water. Bring the water to a rolling boil, then cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes. The longer you decoct the bark, the stronger your extract will be. Strain out the bark and bottle the liquid in well-sterilized glass containers. Use as desired. Witch hazel is often mixed with other herbal infusions, such as chamomile, rosemary, lavender, or sage, to make fragrant and cleansing astringents for facials, aftershave lotions, or hair rinses. Commercial witch hazel often contains some alcohol (about 10 percent) to prolong its shelf life.My son starts kindergarten this week. How can I get him more interested in learning to read? P. L., Hamilton, OhioChildren learn to love reading when its considered a treat and not a chore. Allow a delayed lights-out for children who choose to look at books alone, in those quiet moments at the end of the day. Reading under the covers with a the greatest pleasures of early childhood. Pitch a tent and crawl into it with a stack of books on a rainy day. Let very young children hold a stuffed animal or doodle while you read to them, if they have trouble sitting still. Give each child his own bookcase and encour age him to keep favorite books close to his bedside. Let him choose his own stories at the library. Keep books in the car for quiet entertainment on the road. (Some children experience motion sickness if they try to read while the car is moving, in which case the books can be read when you stop to refuel or while educational television shows encourage reading habits as well. The key is not to pressure your child about his progress. Its normal for children to approach reading at various ages developmentally, so dont worry if progress childs teachers can alert you if there are any signs of trouble, but in most cases, reading comes naturallyespecially if its regarded as fun (like learning to ride a bike), rather than as a daunting test of their abilities. Keep it light! And be sure to do some reading yourself. After all, you are the role model and if they see you reading for fun, theyll be more apt to do the same.Any suggestions for family activities during the Labor Day holiday? A. B., Wallingford, CT. If your children are young, spend a lazy day swinging them in a rope hammock and reading aloud from your favorite adventure stories. Go back to the books you cherished as a child, or make up your own tales from bits of family history and folklore. Make up an adventure or tall tale that includes your child as the hero. Then get out that ancient, hand-cranked ice cream maker and splurge on some fresh cream and the ripest fruits from the farm stand down the road. Summer is the time for ice cream, as even our earli est presidential families have known. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Dolley Madison all made it part of White House festivi ties. In 1843, Mrs. Nancy Johnson patented the hand-cranked ice cream freezer, an innovative time-saver in those days. Jacob Fussell took the process a step further, mercial ice cream factory in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1851. Ice cream itself probably derives from the flavored water ices of 17th-century Italy. English colonists brought the sweet, frozen delicacy to America, where early settlers made ice cream in pewter bowls set in ice and salt. 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SEPT. 9, FRIDAY St. Omer. Tom Fleming Arthur Ashe won U.S. Open tennis title, 1968. SEPT. 10, SATURDAY Conjunction of Neptune and the Moon. Magnitude 6.0 earthquake, centered about 260 miles southwest of Tampa, Florida, 2006. SEPT. 11, SUNDAY Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Patriot Day. Ford Pin to introduced, 1970. Baseball player Jacoby Ellsbury born, 1983. Compost should be watered during dry periods so that it remains active. Now is a good time to evaluate the success of this years garden. Make notes that will help you improve your garden next spring. This is the best time to plant dormant ever green trees and shrubs. cies youve noticed. Healthy soil is crucial to healthy plants. Check coniferous trees for tip damage on new growth. If the tips have been mutilated by borers or otherwise damaged, remove them and establish a new leader by forcing a new side shoot into an upright position.GARDENINGJobs for Septemberfrom The Old Farmers Almanac


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 SPORTS by Michael DeVuyst, contributing writerBONIFAY Defense was the name of the game last Friday night in Bonifay. Blountstown kicked off to Holmes County to start the game but ended up with the ball after a vicious hit by Anthony Williams dislodged the ball from a Blue Devil ball carrier. Blountstown tum and the ball on Holmes Countys 37 yard line. After a run for a loss, a short gain and two incomplete passes, the Tigers had to give up the ball on downs. The Tiger defense rose to the occasion on Holmes situation. After trading possessions, Holmes County plays overcoming a 3rd and 16 at one point. The drive stalled on the Tiger 7 yard line but the Blue Devils were able to put valuable points on the board with a quarter. After going backwards on their next possession, the Tigers were once again forced to punt. Holmes it in from 14 yards out. After the extra point kick was the second quarter. The ensuing kickoff gave the Tiger fans something to cheer about as Jawon Mosley took the kick the Blountstown found themselves in scoring position right After both teams traded punts to start the second tion to start a drive on the Holmes County 31 yard line. After a Jawon Mosley 16 yard run, the Tiger offense two incomplete passes forced the Tigers to attempt a line but fell just short. Holmes County took over on point kick was missed but Holmes County pushed the was able to get the ball three more times but a turnover and penalties ended up to be drive killers. Coach Jordan hopes his team grew up a lot during this game. We only had a few guys that were battle tested before this game. This was a great game for us to gauge where we need to be, he said. Hopefully some of our younger guys see what it is going to take to win. Marquel Thomas led the Tiger receivers with 1 catch for 16 yards. Defensively, Javakiel Brigham ended the night with 11 tackles including 1 sack. Anthony Curry Blountstown falls 15-6 to Holmes Countys defenseTONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS ABOVE: The Tigers take down a Blue Devil with the ball. RIGHT: Coach Jordan debates a play with the ref. BELOW: Tiger Jawon Mosley (#10) moves in to stop the Holmes County ball carrier. LEFT: The Blue Devils and Tigers pile up. BHS Tiger Hunter Jordan (#14) is caught on the bottom. RIGHT: Tiger Javakiel Brigham (#28) and a teammate stop a Holmes County opponent.


SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 SPORTS by Richard Williams, Journal sports writerLiberty County made sure the numbers worked on their side of the new scoreboard, but they will have to wait at least one more week to make sure the visitors side can show anything other than zero. Liberty County shutout visiting Graceville 39-0 in a game LCHS On defense the Bulldogs forced fensive pressure forced Graceville er rors all night. The Bulldog defense held Graceville to 65 yards rushing and 28 yards passing. On offense Liberty ran over the Tigers, gaining 434 rushing yards. Liberty was 0-6 passing as the receivers had a hard time holding onto the ball once it got to them. Daniel Deason broke free and outran everyone for a 31-yard touchdown. points to put Liberty ahead 7-0. Bulldog Chuck Morris crushing hit forced a Graceville fumble that LCHS recovered at the Graceville eighteen Bailey scored on a run to the outside that put Liberty ahead 14-0. Another turnover by Graceville put the Tigers in a deeper hole. This time rushing touchdown from nine yards out lead. Marlowe had 99 rushing yards in Libertys offense let up in the second down, another 31 yard run by Marlowe; however, the Bulldog defense contin with Liberty ahead 26-0. in the second half, but when they did they showed Liberty they hadnt given up yet as the Tigers returned the second half kickoff to inside the Liberty County ten yard line. Michael Robinson chased down the Tiger return man from behind to prevent the score. Graceville tried running outside, running inside and passing, but the Bulldog to turn the ball over on downs. Liber ty then drove a dagger into the Tigers scored on a 20 yard run by Deason. It was the second touchdown of the night for Deason who also had a solid night punting, according to LCHS Head Coach Grant Grantham. Chris Dilworth closed out the scoring with a nine yard run early in the fourth was played under a running clock only stopped by injuries or timeouts. The Bulldogs play Class 5A Bay High in Bristol Sept. 9. Bay High lost to top ranked Class 1A powerhouse Jefyear; however, the Tornadoes had several chances to score that were ended by turnovers. Bay High plans to bring their 180 member Million Dollar Band to Liberty County. Grantham said summer conditioning will play a big role in this contest against Class 5A Bay High. Weve got a lot of players going both ways and they are such a large school you worry about conditioning, Grantham said. I guess this game will really tell us who worked hard and who will be tough enough to man it out the rest of the season for us.Liberty County shuts out Graceville Tigers 39-0 ABOVE: Bulldog (#4) reaches out to stop the Michael Robinson DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2011SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Sept. 7-13 2011 Bristol Dental Clinic Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol Dental Clinic LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFAST: Cinnamon roll, sausage patty and cut cantaloupe. LUNCH: Chicken & rice or sliced pork on a whole wheat bun, cut sweet potatoes and tropical fruit salad. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: Grits and scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Corn dog or chicken caesar salad, mac & cheese, garden peas and fresh orange.FridayBREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes, ham and orange slices. LUNCH: Cheeseburger on whole wheat bun or chicken ranchero wrap, corn on the cobb and tossed salad with lite ranch dressing. (4th grade pizza)MondayBREAKFAST: Cheese grits, sausage patty and chilled peaches. LUNCH: Nacho beef casserole or cobb salad, green beans and sliced cantaloupe. (kg & 1st grade pizza)T uesdayBREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes and sausage. LUNCH: Baked chicken with cornbread or turkey club on whole wheat, corn on the cob and local fresh collard greens.*All breakfasts include a choice of assorted cereal with buttered toast whole wheat and juice CA L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit and tater tots. LUNCH: Beef-a-roni, green beans, mixed fruit and bread stick.ThursdayBREAKFAST: French toast sticks with syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets, buttered rice, corn and whole grain roll.FridayBREAKFAST: Cheese toast, grits and ham cubes. LUNCH: Cheese pizza, garden salad and fresh fruit.MondayBREAKFAST: Sausage and egg biscuit and tater tots. LUNCH: Chicken bbq sandwich, baked potato wedges and mixed fruit cup.T uesdayBREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes with syrup and linked sausage. LUNCH: Baked ziti, garden salad, garlic bread stick and fresh fruit.*All breakfasts include a choice of assorted cereal with buttered toast and juice altha wildcatsAltha School Calendar of EventsThursday, Sept. 8 MS Volleyball vs Tolar; 3 p.m.; JV & V Volleyball at Sneads; 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Cross Country Marianna; 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12 JV & V Volleyball vs. Marianna; 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 MS Volleyball vs Franklin County; 3 pm; JV & V Volleyball vs Graceville; 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 Club Day; Early Release; 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 MS Volleyball vs Blountstown; 3 p.m.; JV & V Volleyball at Cottondale; 5 p.m. SWA T NEWS Altha SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) recently purchased magnets for the entire student body. The magnets have a school calendar, as well as information on Quitline. Quitline is a resource for smokers to utilize when trying to quit smoking. Altha SWAT is proud to have par ticipated in this venture and hope that many people will use this information this year. The magnets were sent home with students this past week.S WAT advisor Kennesse Dew and member Kenny Johnson display the magnets they distributed. Panther pulse Car Wash set for Sept. 10The Hosford Jr. High School eighth grade class will be having a car wash fundraiser on Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at Hosford School. Donations are appreciated. TOLAR SPOR TS The Tolar football team, coached by Buzzy Lewis and Rob Wheetley, preseason jamboree. The Tolar Bulldogs defeated the Grand Ridge turned around and defeated the Blountstown Tigers in the second half of play. It was a great night of football for all the teams involved and it gave all the boys a chance to get out there and show their talents. The Bulldogs open up with the Tigers from Blountstown on Sept. 6 followed by the Grand Ridge Indians on the 13th. Come out and support our Bulldogs! The Tolar Volleyball team, coached by Ladell Holland and Kristy Pleasant, took the court on Thursday in their preseason jamboree. The Tolar Bulldogs took on the Hosford Panthers, Altha Wildcats, and the Blountstown Tigers. The girls played outstanding in all three matches but came up on the losing end on the scoreboard. We are excited about the progress these girls are making and we look forward to watching them improve as the season continues. The Lady Sept. 6 against Blountstown then again on Sept. 8 against Altha. Lets go, Lady Dawgs! TOLAR NEWS Students and staff at W. R. Tolar School are excited about the new school and we are looking forward to the many great things our students and staff will accomplish this school year. The theme at Tolar this year is FAMILY (FocusedAccountableMotivatedIntegrityLoyalYearning) and our students and staff are really working hard to become one FAMILY. We invite you to attend all school functions, and to share your thoughts and concerns with us at any time. After all, Were Family. THANK YOU! The W. R. Tolar Students and Staff would like to say a big Thank you to several people that have helped us get our school year started off on the right foot. stitution for all the help they have given us over the summer. Thanks to LCCI, most of the school received a fresh coat of paint, yards were worked on, the gym and lunchroom were painted, most of the exterior doors were painted, fences were repaired and several other odds and ends were completed prior to the students returning. tic Baptist Church and their Vacation Bible School Program which donated an enormous amount of school supplies, including: 62 packs of crayons, three packs of markers, three packs of pencils, 12 packs of notebook paper, 121 spiral notebooks, 119 glue sticks, 15 bottles of hand sanitizer, 634 pencils and several other much needed school supplies. Thanks to their generosity, each new enrolling student throughout the year will be handed a bag full of supdonating bags for the students who did not have one. These bags were stuffed with supplies and handed out to students who may not have will be handed to future students who might need them. ertys Womens Club for their donation to the school for students needs. A check was presented by Ms. Elly Paulin, president of the club. With this donation, the teachers will be able to purchase supplies for their classrooms or for student centers. The food was outstanding and it allowed the teachers and staff the opportunity to grab a bite to eat and get back to their workshops and planning for the upcoming week. It takes a village to raise a child and this is the greatest village around in which to do that. There are a lot a people in our community that work behind the scenes to make our jobs easier. We truly thank you for that. Tolar Calendar of EventsSept. 7-15 ThinkLink Testing Sept. 8 Volleyball game vs Altha, 4 p.m., away. Sept. 9 Patriots Day Ceremony, 2 p.m. Sept. 13 Volleyball game vs. Hosford, 1:30 p.m., home; Football game vs. Grand Ridge, 7 p.m., home. Sept. 14 Early Release Day, 12:30 p.m. Mary Catherine Davis Dazzling 3rd grade detectives at Tolar S chool have been uncovering answers to sciences most burning questions, clues in reading and tracking down better writing techniques. In order to accomplish these missions, Captain Tim Partridge, one of our 3rd grade Calhoun County Police Department graciously donated time to share their mysteries and responsibilities of a law thank them, not only for their service to our community, but also their efforts and donations to our students! T olar 3rd graders learn to investigate Science w. r. tolar School Hwy. 20 Bristol 643-2264T heApalacheeR estaurantNEW CHAR GRILL COOKI NG with our healthy and always delicious grilled specialties only at... Now Accepting Credit CardsCHEER CLINICThe Blountstown High School Cheerleaders are sponsoring a Mini Cheer Clinic on Friday, Sept. 23 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.. The clinic will be held in Room 111 of the Performing Arts Building on the BHS campus. Registration is from 3 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $15 and the clinic is for ages 4-11. All cheerleaders attending have the option to cheer the 2nd quarter of the Port St. Joe game with the Varisity Cheerleaders. BHS NewsBHS Calendar of EventsThursday, Sept. 8 J.V. Football vs. Liberty County, home at 6 p.m.; Volleyball vs. Marianna, away at 5 p.m.Friday, Sept. 9 Football vs. Chip ley, away at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 J.V. Volleyball Tournament at 5 p.m.; Cross Country at Marianna


SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 $24,798 2008 Buick LaCrosse CXL$16,995We Sell Fords For Less... A Lot Less! 2010 Chrysler Sebring$15,995 2008 Nissan Altima S$15,487 $13,914 $10,995 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee$2,795 2010 KIA Forte$14,995 2003 Ford ExCab$8,995 $7,849 2007 HY Santa Fe Limited$19,995 2003 Ford T aurus (low miles)$6,995 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee$9,995 $15,983 2004 GMC Yukon Denali$13,995 2006 Dodge Mega Cab 4x4$19,488 2010 Chevy Malibu$17,697 2007 Ford ExCab 4x4 XL T$16,985 2006 Ford Crew Cab Dual R W$28,865 2010 Chevy L TZ Crew Cab Friday, Oct. 7*Shane Owens *Cross Creek Junction *Confederate Railroad *Wally G. *T. Graham Brown *Andy Griggs *Daryle Singletary It all happens Columbus Day weekendOctober 7 & 8in beautiful Cottondale, FLand tickets are now on sale Plan to spend the entire weekend in the Real Florida, some of the best weather of the year. All just an hours drive from the Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches. Enjoy great local food, vendors, non-stop entertainment. JOIN US FOR FLORIDA FEST! Tickets at Quickshine Car Wash in Bristol Call 567-1722 Saturday, Oct. 8*Bittersweet Blues Band *James Matthews Hughes *Shawn Rader *King Cotton *Houston Deese *Tabacco Rd. Band *Outshyne *Chris Cagle *Diamond Rio MOREARTISTSCO M INGSOON!MARIANNAThe automotive training program at Chipola College has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Chipolas automotive program has Master NATEF areas of certification: Electrical, Engine Perfor mance, Brakes, Steering and Suspension, Air Conditioning and Heating, Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission and Transaxles and Manual Drive Trains. To achieve this coveted recognition, the schools automotive training program underwent rigorous evaluation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities, and equipment were used in the evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, NATEF recommended that Chipola be accredited by The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). in addition to accrediting automotive training programs. The 1,800 hour automotive program features a state-of-the art training facility with the latest software, simulators, and diagnostic equipment. The program is competency-based and self-paced with open-entry. The TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) is required for entry. There is no charge for the test. Automotive instructor John Gardner says, Technology in the automotive industry is moving at lightning speed and there is a shortage of trained technicians. According to the Florida Department of Labor Handbook, the job outlook for automotive technicians is expected to grow 12 to 15 percent over the next decade. The outlook for long-term job security also is positive, as the automotive repair industry has historically unaffected by general economic trends and should thus be able to survive any economic downturns. Entry level pay ranges from $21,000 to $32,000 with mid-range technicians earning up to $55,000 and experienced technicians earning up to $72,000. Master mechanics can expect salaries in the $58,000 to $108,000 range. In 2009, the Chipola Automotive Technology program was named one of the Top 20 Schools in the country by Tomorrows Technician and Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company. Chipolas Automotive program is part of the colleges Workforce Development Division. Other Workforce programs include: Cosmetol ogy, Networking Services, Computer Systems Technology I and II, Information Technology Management, Corrections, Law Enforcement, For more information, call (850) 7182306.From left: Student Michael Reed, automotive instructor John Gardner and student Jordan Shores. Katy Flowers is Chipola Career Employee of the Year for 2011MARIANNAKaty Flowers has been named Chipola Colleges Career Employee of the Year for 2011. She has served as a Staff Assistant in the colleges Admissions and Records Department in Student Affairs since 2010. Flowers says, Chipola is a wonderful place to work. I was welcomed right from the start and feel like Ive come home. Students are a joy to work with, especially when they have such a passion for their education. Her supervisor Dr. Jayne Roberts, says, Katy is a team player and willingly takes on new responsibilities and challenges in the Admission and Records Office. Her welldeveloped sense of customer service makes her a hit with the students and the staff! She is a keeper. Flowers is an active member of Chipolas chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges and the Chipola Career Employees Association. She enjoys baking cakes and is active in the Christian Center Church. Flowers has one child, whom she says is the light of her life. The Em ployee of the Year award the excep tional work of Chipola's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism. Annual winners receive a $1,000 bonus, reserved parking for a year, a one-year membership in AFC, college Book Store.Katy Flowers (left) accepts the Chipola College Career Employee of the Year award from Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough. Chipola Automotive Program receives national accreditation Fall enrollment up at ChipolaMARIANNAChipola College is enjoying two percent enrollment increase this Fall. day of registration compared to 2,000 students at the same time last year. In addition to the head count increase, students also are taking more classes. Full Time Equivalency (FTE)an average calculation of the number of hours that students takeis also up half of one percent, just slightly over last Fall. College president Dr. Gene Prough said, We are glad that so many students are taking advantage of the opportunities to improve their lives through higher education. Our goal Enrollment in the colleges four-year degree programs is a big part of the colleges increase. With 187 juniors and seniors, enrollment in bachelors programs account for nearly ten percent of the colleges total enrollment. Chipola offers ten bachelors degree programs including math or science education for middle and high school, English education, elementary education, exceptional student education, nursing and business administration (with concentrations in management or accounting). Students who missed the regular registration have another opportunity to attend college this Fall during Term C. Classes begin Oct. 14. Registration for the six-week term is Oct. 13. Applications for Admission are available in the Admison-line at www.chipola.edu. For admission information, call (850) 718-2211, or visit www.chipola.edu


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2011The Jackson County Master Gardeners are presenting a workshop on building your own backyard greenhouse on Saturday, Sept. 10. The workshop continues the 2011 series, Urban Homesteading. Leon County Extension Agent Trevor Hylton will be at the Jackson County Extension Service Saturday, Sept. 10. He will demonstrate how to build in a weekend an affordable greenhouse (about $150) to protect your plants this winter. Trevor will be assembling his demonstration unit on site while workshop participants watch. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop begins at 10 a.m. The class will last until noon. GREENHOUSE WORKSHOP: Build it in a weekend!Gardening Friends of the Big Bend will have its September meeting at the North Florida Research and Education Center near Quincy at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. Donna Legare and Jody Walthall, co-owners of Native Nurseries, will review the biology of ferns and will help you learn fern terminology through drawing (bring pencil and paper). Their program is entitled Native Ferns for the Home Landscape. They will review the species of native ferns that are available commercially and will show slides of landscapes that utilize both native and non-native ferns along with other shade tolerant plants. A business meeting will follow the program. The focus of the business meeting.Gardening Friends of the Big Bend meet in Quincy Sept.13is pleased to announce its second annual Monarch For the contest, photos of North American butterflies, larvae, pupae be submitted through Sept. 5. Contest is open to all photographers, professional and amateur. There are two entry cat 17 and down). There will be three prizes in each category: 1st place a $75 check, 2nd place a $25 check and 3rd to Robs Camera shop in Awards will be pre sented and photos displayed at the Monarch in the Navarre Press on reception area for the This year the contest will be totally run via the website and email. For details and entry information visit www. panhandlebutterflyhouse.org, email photocontest@panhandlebut terflyhouse.org or call provides our area residents with a wonderful learning opportunity focusing on Florida Butter Located at Navarre House is open this season from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through Sept. 3.Pruning roses now will result in a In Northwest Florida, early September is the time to begin preparing your ever-blooming roses for a beautiful fall overall performance arent great during our Gulf Coast summers, but each year we have the potential to have great fall blooms due to the cooler conditions and typically drier weather. Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Hor ticulturist, provides the following advice on how to improve your fall blooms. Although we should have pruned our rose bushes back in early spring, they have been growing since then, and many may look overgrown, leggy and less attractive now. Thats particularly true with the popular hybrid teas So a second, less severe pruning is recommended in early September to get rose bushes in shape for the fall blooming season. First, all the dead growth should be removed. Make your cuts well into the leaf or dormant bud or remove the dead cane entirely back to its point of origin. Next, remove weak, spindly canes the diameter of a pencil or less, par ticularly those growing in the interior of the plant. Cut them off at their point of origin, making sure you do not leave a stub. If you see any sprouts originating from the root stock (below the large, knobby graft union), cut them off, too. Do not remove any strong new shoots growing from the graft union, however. involves shortening the remaining vigorous canes. This will produce a fuller, more attractive bush with tober. This pruning needs to be done now. Cut the canes back to about 24 to 30 inches from the ground. Ideally, try faces outward (away from the inside of the bush). The cuts should be made about one-fourth inch above the bud at a slight angle slanting away from the bud. Dont leave a large stub sticking up above the bud or you will encour age stem rot, and dont cut too close to the bud or you will kill it. Clean up and dispose of all leaves and prunings from the area. Then fer tilize the roses to encourage vigorous new growth. Use your favorite rose fertilizer following label directions or use a general-purpose fertilizer appropriate for your area. Ever-blooming old garden roses, shrub roses, landscape roses and other groups also may be pruned now, but the pruning required generally is less severe and is done mostly to shape the bush or to control the size of more vigorous cultivars. Use your best these roses. Some roses including many climbing roses, ramblers and old roses only bloom once in spring and early summer. They should not be pruned back now, since they will produce made this summer. Cutting them back now or anytime before they bloom next year will reduce the number of deners approach with apprehension. There is always a fear that if its not done correctly dire things may happen to a plant. With some exceptions, pruning shrubs is more like getting a haircut. 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SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 OBITUARIES T elephone (850) 674-2266 Your 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& CrematoryLILLIE MAE ALDA YMARIANNA Lillie Mae Alday, 67, of Marianna passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in Blountstown. She was born on Nov. 25, 1943 in Cypress and had lived in Jackson County for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cypress Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her sons, Jonathon James Sheppard and Dallas Mark Holland. Survivors include three sons, Danny Holland and his wife, Gina, Richard Donald Scott and his wife, Kim and Robert Dale Alday, all of Marianna; one daughter, Marian Hope Mlckovsky and her husband, Greg of Georgia; one brother, Glen Alday of Cypress and four grandchildren, Elizabeth Cornwell, Maverick Scott, Savannah Christine Scott and Luke Mlckovsky. No services are planned at this time. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.CLEON WAL TER WATTSBLOUNTSTOWN Cleon Walter Watts, 48, of Blountstown passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at his home. He was born on Dec. 24, 1962 in Ft. Walton Beach and had lived in Blountstown most of his life. He was a carpenter and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, E.T. Watts and a brother, Joe Watts. Survivors include his mother, Helen Watts of Blountstown; one son, Joshua Watts and Nikki Corellett of Bristol; one daughter, Kimberly Silcox and her husband, Corey of Quincy; one brother, Tom Watts and his wife, Fran of Blountstown; one sister, Jennifer Steward and her husband, Jim of Blountstown; one granddaughter, Addyson Silcox of Quincy; two nephews, T.J. Watts and Brent McCardle and two nieces, Gina Stewart and Britney McCardle. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Allen Pitts Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.DAVID R. FREEMANWEWAHITCHKA David R. Freeman, 77, of Wewahitchka passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at his home. He was born June 28, 1934 to the late Arthur and Thelma (Armstrong) Freeman. He was a longtime member of Wewahitchka First Baptist Church where he served as deacon, taught Sunday school, and served on various committees. He was a member of the Mason Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Geraldine Freeman; one daughter, Stephanie Zolin of Pensacola; two sons, Stephen and his wife, Ann Freeman of Havana Danielle and Micah Heller, Ashlyn and Billy Grooms, and James Freeman and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Wewahitchka First Baptist Church with Pastor Mike Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.EDWIN EARL GOODMAN, JR.BRISTOL Edwin Earl Goodman, Jr., 58, of Bristol passed away suddenly at his home Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. He was a native of Marianna and a lifelong resident of the Bristol and Blountstown area. He worked for many years with Richold Chemical Company (Timber Energy) and also with the Liberty grandchildren on the tractor. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Tina Rae Goodman of Bristol; his mother, Vivian Goodman of Blountstown; two daughters, Laurie Brandon and her husband, Greg and Winter McLemore and her husband, Tranum, both of Bristol; one sister, Ann Dunn of Navarre Beach and six grandchildren, Samantha, Levi, Cole, Autumn, AubriAna, Aubrynn. Services were held graveside at Lake Mystic Cemetery, Tuesday, Sept. 6. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the arrangements.VINA EVELYN HITCHCOCKCLARKSVILLE/CARR Vina Evelyn Hitchcock, 91, of Clarksville/Carr Community passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 in Charleston, SC. Vina Evelyn (named after her grandmother, Melvina Baggett Alday) was born March 19, 1919 in Calhoun Countys Carr Community to the late John Wesley and Lilla Mae Baggett Parham, on the same property and near where she was currently living. Other than living in St. Augustine from 1950-1983, this is where home has always been. She fully surrendered her heart and life to the Lord some 63 years ago (1948) when famous evangelist of that day, Raymond T. Richey came for a one night service to the Millville Assembly of God Church, with pastor Rev. J. B. Davis in Panama City. She has faithfully loved and served the Lord every day since that night. She was also, that same night, healed of a very severe stomach problem in which anything she ate or drank hurt her stomach, even water. Does the Bible not say that God works both ways; when he healed the woman in the Bible.. He says go and sin no more. He, the true and living God, cares about us both spiritually and naturally. God blessed Evelyn that day, though there were some old age aches and pains, she was still very independent until she suddenly had a stroke in June as she and her daughter, Doris, were traveling on I-95 through Georgia headed back to her home in Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Joseph Edward Hitchcock. Survivors include her son, Doyle Hitchcock and his wife, Lois of Atlanta, GA; her daughter, Doris H. Bowers St. Stephen, SC, David Bowers of Bonneau, SC, Becky Marlin of Hickory, NC, John Hitchcock and Cindy Clark, both of Atlanta, GA; 11 great-grandsons and six greatgranddaughters. Services were held Sunday, Sept. 4 at Glory Hill Comassisted by Reverend Jimmy Williams and Anita McLendon. Interment followed in Travelers Rest Cemetery in Clarksville. Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews, Darron Bowers, John Hitchcock, Homer Cutchin, Don Miller, Glenn Miller, and Dallas Jones.Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. TALLAHASSEE Many individuals may be unaware that the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) will now start on Oct. 15 instead of Nov. 15. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program keep track of all the changes related to Medicare such as the new AEP dates. This is one of the reasons the SHINE program is available to provide free as they carefully evaluate their health care options and make selections before time runs out on Dec. 7. During the Annual Election Period, portunity to make changes to their Medicare Prescription Drug or Medicare Advantage plans. The new AEP to make plan choices while avoiding the end-of-year holidays. Still, SHINE date. There are a variety of reasons why each year or make changes to their coverage. For example, individuals often experience subtle changes in their health over the course of the year, and these changes may alter the kind of care they need. This could directly affect their need for more or less health insur ance, the types of prescription drugs they require or their access to particular doctors or pharmacies. Health changes can also increase costs, which can be particularly critical for Medicare is especially important this year for those interested in Medicare Advanlonger offered an open enrollment to switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another. Instead, a Medicare Advantage Annual Disenrollment Period running from Jan. 1 Feb. option of disenrolling from a Medicare Advantage plan and enrolling in Original Medicare (some drug coverage options are also available). act quickly upon the start of the Annual Election Period in Oct. to assure a smooth transition into the 2012 appointment for one-on-one SHINE counseling or enrollment assistance. Appointments can be made by contacting your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800963-5337).New, earlier start to Medicare Annual Election Period 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


Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 OUTDOORS FLANDERSR V REPAIR 18360 State Rd 20 West, BlountstownT elephone (850) 674-2482Insurance Claims Welcome Bears appetites soar in fall, so stash your garbageFlorida black bears turn into eating stomachs in preparation for winter. For gluttonous bears, raiding a garbage can may be more appealing than foraging in the woods. surge of bear activity in late summer and fall, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission (FWC) urges people to keep food sources around their homes and businesses secure from bears. Due to the current drought, Florida black bears are starting earlier and roaming farther this year in pursuit of the highcalorie meals that prepare them for winter, said FWC Bear Management Program Coordinator David Telesco. People should respect the fact that bears are large, powerful wild animals. If people secure their garbage and other sources of food, bears will be less tempted to hang around in places where they dont belong. So what exactly is food for a bear? In the wild, black bears eat berries, nuts, fruits and insects, with small anitheir diet. In neighborhoods, bears are typically dining on household trash, birdseed or pet food. If a bear has to choose between spending a few minutes chomping on a bag of of calories, the bear is going for the dog property, however, can be as simple as storing garbage in a garage or shed and bringing in your pet food and birdseed at night. Preventing access to food is the most important thing people can do to keep bears wild and out of neighborhoods. Black bears are normally shy and afraid of people. But bears can lose their natural fear if they become accustomed to getting food from people, and a bears sense of smell is so keen that it can detect food more than a mile away. It is illegal in Florida to leave out food or garbage that will attract bears and cause With the number of Florida black bears urbs pushing farther into bear habitat, there are more chances people will encounter bears. Bears that leave forests to seek food are more likely to be killed: either hit by a vehicle, shot by a resident or euthanized ent a risk to public safety, the FWC will euthanize the bear. of people who follow the FWCs advice on how to safeguard food from bears dont owners and residents interested in getting bear-proof dumpsters and trash cans contact their waste service providers. 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I am honored and, frankly, humbled by the support of my fellow commissioners, our stakeholders and the Floridians this Commission works with every day. I thought it appropriate to start my conversation with you by sharing our success story of the FWCs threatened species rule for Florida black bears. dropped to their lowest numbers on record; wide. Our predecessor agency, the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, stepped in and selected the species in 1974, adding more protection to bears and their habitat. But adding bears to a list alone does not recover a species. The FWC and its partners identify important wildlife habitats and work with private landowners to keep those lands in conservation, whether through easements and agreements through our Landowner Assistance Program, or purchases through programs like Florida Forever. Statewide educational efforts teach thousands of people Formal education programs like The Florida Black Bear Curriculum Guide bring bear issues directly into the schools, and informal efforts occur through FWC staff time spent engaging the public at festivals and community events. The FWC passed a rule that made feeding bears illegal, allowing us to focus on the core cause of human-bear all the data available on Florida black bears to see if bears met the criteria to be considered at high risk of extinction. The team found that the bear no longer met reviewed the report and agreed with the teams recommendation to remove it from the threatened species list. This June, I was proud to preside for mission when FWC staff presented their threatened species. As my colleague and former Chairman Rodney Barreto said, it was a time to celebrate our success. We have more bears in Florida now than we have had in the past seven decades, and the bear is well on its way to being removed from the threatened species list. Our work to manage Floridas black bear is a continuing process. A team of FWC staff has been working diligently with stakeholder groups to create a management plan for bears. We will be seeking public feedback on the plan this fall, and a revised plan is expected to be brought to to reviewing the plan. The bears success is an example of what our threat ened species rule is designed to do: identify species that need our attention, act to conserve the species, and bring them back so that they will never be at risk of extinction again. The FWC is known for seeking input from all points of view, and I hope my series of monthly columns provides the spark to begin or continue conversations concerning events and issues facing Florida conservationists. If you arent doing it now, please consider following us on Twitter (@MyFWC and @MyFWClife) and liking us on Facebook at Facebook. com/MyFWC. Kathy Barco, Chairman of Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Hunter safety course offered in Leon Co.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Leon County. The course is in the second-floor conference room of the Farris Bryant St., Tallahassee. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. range portion of the class is Sept. 24. An adult must accom pany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students are encouraged to bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes. The hunter safety course is required for people born purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisrequirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at Myor by calling the FWCs


SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 To the editor, In his book, A Time for Heroes Lance Wubbels paid tribute to the patriotic heroes the world watched on Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day of unthinkable horror and destruction, but it became a day for American heroes. Heroes were everywhere you looked. Giants rose out of relative obscurity to cast long shadows across the smoke and dust and rubble. Ordinary American citizens suddenly the line to preserve the lives of others. They emerged as the truly mighty and valiant ones of Flight 93. Among the smoldering wreckage of the out structure. At Ground Zero, hundreds and thousands of people on dozens of fronts searched the mountain of unstable rubble in an epic battle to win back as many lives as could possible be rescued. Most of them remain nameless to us, but their undaunted faces are engraved forever upon our hearts. were forever captured by the photo of the three ashenstuck up out of the debris of the World Trade Center. Framed against the monstrous heap of steel and concrete in the background, it was an easy reminder of the heroic They are the police, paramedics, rescue workers, doctors, nurses, National Guard, Red Cross workers and others we have so often take for granted. And they ers and the coworkers who said no to death and helped thousands escape who might have easily perished. In that sudden moment of time, the real heroes of our world stood out as brilliant luminaries cast against the darkest night. In a world where rock superstars, athletes and celeb rities have been elevated to hero status, we were given a lesson on true heroism and patriotism. Such acts of It is little wonder that the world seems so empty when they are gone. Least we forget... John Crocker, Kinard SPEAK UP!WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321EMAIL: Thejournal@fairpoint.net We should never forget the everyday heros of Sept. 11ciety, National Society Children of the American Revolution, is busy promoting national and state projects. Through the national project, "Living the American Dream," members become aware that the dream our founding fathers had for America has been continued through the years by all who fought for this country. The national project will help military families by donating both resources and volunteer hours to the Fisher House Foundation. Information about the foundation can The state project will support veterans and their families through raising funds for the "Paws for Patriots" program of Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, FL. Information about the "Paws for Patriots" program can be found at www. southeasternguidedogs.org. excited to meet these special dogs at the state seminar in Palmetto. C.A.R. members toured the training facilities as well as took part in a Puppy Walk and a members presented the program, "Two Projects to Help Military Families," at the August meeting of the William Dunaway Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. Natalee Milton and Carly Miller honored Robert K. Dunaway and Larry Clere with Apple Slice pins for their continued serving our country as members of the United States Air Force. party on Aug. 7 in order for C.A.R. societies in the panhandle to learn about the national and state projects and the requirements of the C.A.R. committee contests. Snowden-Horne Society of Ft. Pensacola, and Ponce de Leon of Tallahassee were represented. Society will be Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. The public is invited to this Dutch treat DAR/C.A.R./SAR Constitution Day luncheon at MacKinnon Hall of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. about "The U.S. Constitution--Under Attack." Seating is limited so please make reservations early. Reservations are required by Sept. 8. The price for youth and adults is $10 with children 12 years and under $5. Please contact Senior President Mary Robbins to make reservations or for Society, N.S.C.A.R. You can reach her at snoopyxii60@hotmail.com or (850) 209-4066. Blue Springs Society promoting projects to help military families and guide dogs; U.S. Constitution to be topic of Sept. 17 meeting


Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2011Glass top dining room table, with four chairs, $60. Call 3798410. 9-7, 9-14Full size Serta mattress new, with box spring and frame, $100, located in Bristol. Call 447-4672. 8-31, 9-7Thomas the T rain table for kids, $30. Call 674-2716. 8-31, 9-7 CARS1998 Lincoln Mark 8, two door, hard top, pearl white with silver gray interior, in good condition, with new tires, well maintained, $5,500 OBO. Call 639-4176 or 643-1502. 9-7, 9-142007 Pontiac Grand Prix, 107,000 miles, electric driver seat, power door locks, power windows, cruise control, CD player, tilt, steering wheel controls, tinted windows, remote start, keyless entry, V6 3.8 L engine, regular oil changes, runs great, $7,400 OBO. Call 643-8015. 9-7, 9-14 2006 CTS Cadillac, four door, standard shift, six speed. Call 5912346 or 643-2741. 9-7, 9-14 1995 Buick LeSabre, runs good, $1,500. Call 447-4512. 8-31, 9-72000 Grand AM SE, four door, automatic, four cylinder, good shape, $1,200 OBO. Call 379-3577. 8-31, 9-7 TRUCKS2004 Xterra Nissan, white, power locks and windows, running boards, clean, good tires, 109,000 miles, automatic, tinted windows, with racks, runs good, $7,200. Call 509-3271. 9-7, 9-142006 Rubicon Jeep Wrangler, soft/hard top, 6 cyl., automatic, 20,800 miles, asking $19,500, book value $24,500. Call 6436086. 9-7, 9-141999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 165,000 miles, two wheel drive, four door, 4.06 cyl., new tires, new transmission, $3,000 OBO. Call 260-5397. 9-7, 9-142004 Colorado crew cab, two wheel drive, leather and heated seats, and much more, brand new all terrain tires, 110,000 miles, $11,200. Call 272-6168. 9-7, 9-141998 T oyota T acoma SK5, ext. cab, two door, 4 cyl., with tool box, 125,417 miles, runs great, clean inside, nice stereo and tint, $6,000 OBO. Call 379-5850 after 5 p.m. 9-7, 9-141989 GMC S15, black, less than 100,000 original miles, standard, 2.4L engine, runs good, needs minor work, extra set of rims and tires (besides what is on the truck), $800 OBO. Call 379-3243. 8-31, 9-71999 Dodge Durango, leather interior, third row seat, all electric, cruise and tilt, V8, very dependable, $3,500 OBO. Call 718-6580. 8-31, 9-71993 Ford Econoline van, full size, good on gas, excellent shape, never smoked in, $2,100. Call 7629504 or 557-2134. 8-31, 9-7 2006 T oyota Sequoia Ltd. leather and heated seats, DVD system, excellent condition, $16,500. Call 643-2516. 8-31, 9-7 AUTO ACCESSORIEST ow stabilizer setup, $250. Call 674-1740. 9-7, 9-14Fifth wheel hitch, with mounting bracket and all hardware, $625 OBO. Call 363-3901. 9-7, 9-145x8 Utility trailer, good shape, $300. Call 447-3275. 9-7, 9-14 MOTORCYCLES2006 Harley Davidson Road King Classic, 5,800 miles, $7,000 worth of added accessories, asking $13,500. Call 643-6086. 9-7, 9-142000 Cagiva Grand Canyon, 900 Ducati Supersport motor, good condition. Call 544-5440. 8-31, 9-7 HUNTING & FISHINGGlock 19, 9mm, new in box, never 9-7, 9-14Compound bow PSE Rogue, biscuit, three pin sight, ready to hunt with, $275 OBO. Call 4474739. 9-7, 9-14Parker compound bow with case, arrows, quiver and release, $275. Call 379-8413 leave message. 8-31, 9-7Remington model 522 Viper, 22 $175; Mossberg 500, 20 gauge pump, 26 barrel with accu-choke system, vent rib barrel, checked walnut stock and forearm padded butt, excellent condition, $265 OBO; Chiappa 1911-22, 22 cal. LR pistol with two clips and instruction manual, original factory box with cleaning rod, new condition, black with brown grips, $350. Call 4432422. 8-31, 9-7Pontoon boat, 20 ft, 90 hp Mercury, power trim, with trailer, $4,500. Call 674-9438. 8-31, 9-7 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 SALE32 Phillips LCD TV, less than one year old, works perfectly, $150; 19 color TV, $50. Call 6741740. 9-7, 9-14Potted plants, different sizes, a shade cloth house, take down, and many extras, $1,200 OBO. Call 674-2973. 9-7, 9-14Girls bicycle, with vehicle mount, $50; new Sears canister vacuum, $30. Call 674-6242. 9-7, 9-14Mae West aviation life jackets, two, $75. Call 674-8570 leave message. 9-7, 9-14Pants rack, $40; bakers rack, $60; baby bed, $35; truck load of miscellaneous items for sale, make offer; set of bunk beds, $100; baby buggy, $40. Call 674-3264. 8-31, 9-7Hall tree, with mirror and coat accessories, $20 for all; big wood computer desk with drawers and room for storage, $25. Call 2371384. 8-31, 9-7Rosetta Stone Hindi level 1-2, great condition in box with headset, $200; Apple iPod Classic 7th Generation, 160 GB, holds 16,000 songs plus podcasts, photos and OBO. Call 272-8025. 8-31, 9-7HP Pavilion laptop, 17.3 screen, Intel core, Windows 7. Paid $638 in December, $350 OBO. Call 447-3234. 8-31, 9-7 APPLIANCES30 Kenmore electric stove, white, with self clean oven, very good condition, cooks and bakes very well, $225; 30 over the stove microwave, white, $75. Call 6744242 or 694-1992. 9-7, 9-14T oaster oven, $12; Refrigerator, $50. Call 674-3264. 9-7, 9-14Jack LaLanne juicer, hardly used, good condition, $50. Call 674-8918. 9-7, 9-14Frigidaire refrigerator, side by side, with ice maker, $250. Call 379-8410. 9-7, 9-14GE refrigerator side by side, water and ice in the door, works good, $250. Call 209-9489. 8-31, 9-7Refrigerator/freezer $150. Call 762-3455. 8-31, 9-7Chest freezer needs work on lid, $30. Call 674-2716. 8-31, 9-7 FURNITUREDining set, with china cabinet, $200. Call 591-0760. 9-7, 9-14 BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL FOR RENTBLOUNTSTOWN Phone 643-7740 For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597** Very NICE 2 & 3 bedroom trailers. ** 2 BD Apartment w/ large BD & Carport 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 For Rent in BRISTOLCall (850) 643-15142BD, 1 BA mobile home. Located on 3rd Street. REAL EST A TE Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing.Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 WANTED: FOR RENTin T elogia Area2 & 3 BD mobile home Call 379-8112 CONDO FOR SALEWalt Disney World Resort.Call for details and more information.Call 643-1514 HOUSEHOLD ITEMS$155 2pc Queen Plushtop mattress set. New in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. Call 545-7112. 3-pc LIVING ROOM SET NEW, lifetime $549. (delivery available). Call 545-7112. 5pc bedroom set. Brand new in boxes $469. Can deliver. Call 425-8374.


SEPTEMBER 7, 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. CAMPERS/RVS2006 Forest River Salem, 28 ft. travel trailer, one slide-out side, extra clean, good condition, sleeps six, $10,500. Call 639-2856. 8-31, 9-7 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT1952 8-N Ford T ractor. Call 6437815. 9-7, 9-14 LOST/FOUNDLost: cat, male, long haired, mostly white, house broken, went missnorth of Blountstown on Hwy. 71. Call 674-8227. 9-7, 9-14Lost: Beagle, six months old, male, may have collar, named Bandit, last seen on Shuler St. in Hosford. Call 545-4261. 8-31, 9-7 PETS/SUPPLIESChihuahua male, full blooded, seven months old, $50; Pekingese/Chihuahua mix, female, nine months old, $30; seven-year-old 27 miniature stud, Class A registered, $100 OBO. Call 237-1390. 9-7, 9-14Blue heeler, female, 1 1/2 years old, and her puppies, Blue Heeler/ Lab mix, eight weeks old, all free to a good home. Call 643-6086. 9-7, 9-14Pit mixed puppies, six weeks old, wormed, free to good home. Call 372-2107. 9-7, 9-14Kittens, two, hand raised, litter box trained, free to good home. Call 674-3791. 9-7, 9-14Lab/Rot mix, female, three years old, needs fenced-in yard. Call 447-1520. 8-31, 9-7Momma cat and six kittens, six weeks old, litter-boxed trained, wormed, kept inside, Russian blue; Jack Russell puppy, female, seven months old, all free to good home. Call 879-6067 or 643-3330. 8-31, 9-7Puppies, one Poodle and one Chihuahua, female, seven weeks old. Call 762-8566. 8-31, 9-7Dwarf hamster free to a good home. Call 674-6022. 8-31, 9-7Pit bull puppies, nine weeks old, female, wormed, $30 each. Call 570-1574. 8-31, 9-7Peacocks two white (rare), 12 blue green mix, $25 for small, $35 for large. Call 643-3034 or 2283012. 8-31, 9-7 HOMES & LAND2004 Clayton mobile home, 3BD/2BA, all appliances furnished, includes washer and dryer, must see to appreciate, must be moved, $20,000, no rent to own. Call 4474512 or 762-4734. 9-7, 10-5 FREE ITEMSGazebo, made of cypress wood, approximately 10 ft. in diameter. Call 447-2701. 9-7, 9-14 WANTEDSingle or double porcelain sink, one piece, with drain board, in good condition. Call 653-5557 leave message. 9-7, 9-14Half or three quarter acre of land, in Altha area, reasonably priced. Call 762-9762. 9-7, 9-14Bed frame, double. Call 6743264. 9-7, 9-14Shower door enclosure assembly, two foot wide. Call 674-8570 leave message. 9-7, 9-14Refrigerator ; roof top A/C for travel trailer. Call 643-2201. 9-7, 9-14We buy junk cars and trucks. We will pick them up. Call 6435045 or 447-3819. 3-23 T. 12-28 YARD SALES ALTHAYard sale, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, from 7 a.m. to noon, located 24770 NW C.R. 73A in Altha/Shelton Corner area, tools, corner cabinets, games and miscellaneous items. Call 762-3890.BLOUNTSTOWNYard sale, Saturday, Sept. 10 from 7 a.m. to noon, on the north side of Calhoun Liberty Hospital, spots are available for $10, keep all your earnings and only pay for the spot, sponsored by Calhoun Liberty Hospital Employee Club. Call Dianna McIntyre at 674-5411 ext. 234. STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, if youre seeking fun in the sun, make the most of the last few days of summer or hop a plane to a tropical paradise. This could be a time for romance. T AURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, take some time to relax. Keeping up this momentum is only going to cause burnout down the road. Its time for some well-deserved relaxation. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Make a list of all your expenses and see what you can trim, Gemini. Its time to knowing what youre working CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, after doing the same thing week after week, you are certainly ready for a change. Use this opportunity to try one of your bucket list ideas to drum up excitement. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 A change of scenery will do you good, Leo. Take a walk or hop on a bike and enjoy the neighborhood or someplace a little further away. This change of pace is refreshing. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 left you feeling a bit down. But recognize this opportunity to show youre a winning employee to your higher-ups. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, plan a visit to see family members and youll get those warm and fuzzy feelings only your loved ones can help inspire. If a trip isnt in the cards, do a video chat. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, sometimes you have to step away from solution. Spending all your waking hours obsessing over the problem wont help. SAGITT ARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Lay low for a while, Sagittarius. Things are happening around you that can lead to trouble if you become involved. Its CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, consider hiring some help around the house in the coming weeks. Theres a lot on your plate and a few extra helping hands can make it easier to manage what lies ahead. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, friends and family will rely on you to diffuse a stressful situation. When something occurs this week, take your usual calm approach. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Creativity is in bloom for you, Pisces. Make the most of crisp weather on the horizon for a fun day trip somewhere. SEPTEMBER 18 Lance Armstrong, Athlete (40) SEPTEMBER 19 Jimmy Fallon, Comic (37) SEPTEMBER 20 Gary Cole, Actor (54) SEPTEMBER 21 Bill Murray, Actor (61) SEPTEMBER 22 Scott Baio, Actor (50) SEPTEMBER 23 Bruce Springsteen, Singer (62) SEPTEMBER 24 Nia Vardalos, Actress (49)Week of Sept. 18 ~ Sept. 24 The Florida Gators play UBA in the Swamp on Saturday, Sept. 10. Air time on K102.7 at 5:30 p.m. (CT).Listen to Glenn Kimbrell and Steven Seays play by play of the Blountstown High School Tigers vs. Chipley at Chipley Friday night Sept. 9 on K102.7 at 6:30 p.m. (CT).RADIO FOOTBALL ON WYBT AND WPHKListen to football on WYBT and WPHK. This week.. Hear Michael Wahlquist and Jay Taylor with all the Liberty County High School game action. The Bulldogs take on Bay High at Liberty. Air time on K102.7 Saturday, Sept. 10 immediately following Swap Shop at 10 a.m. (ET). Miss a recent Pets & Their People column?Catch up online at CLJNews.com. PLA T BOOKS$4280INCLUDES TAX Calhoun-Liberty County


Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICESNotice for Early Public Review of a Proposal to Support Activity in the 100-Year Floodplain and WetlandTo: All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals This is to give notice that the City of Bristol has submitted an application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG funds) to the Florida Department of Community Affairs. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develop ment (HUD) and will be used to resurface 3 city streets and pave 4 dirt roads. This notice is required by Section 2(a)(4) of Executive Order 11988 for Floodplain Manage ment, and by Section 2(b) of Executive Order 11990 for the Protection of Wetlands, and is implemented by HUD Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20(b) for the HUD action that is within and/or affects a Construction will be undertak The City of Bristol is interested in alternatives and public perceptions of possible adverse impacts that could result from the project as well as potential mitigation measures. The City intends to pave Schmarje Lane. A portion of Schmarje Lane is located within the 100is intended to provide an improved roadway for ingress and egress to the residents of Schmarje Lane. The project will also reduce the required maintenance as well as reduce the transfer of sediments from the roadway. Written comments must be received by the City of Bristol, P.O. Box 207, Bristol, FL 32321 on or before September 22, 2011. Additional information may be obtained by contacting: Mitch Willis, Chairman, at (850) 6432261. Date issued: September 7, 2011 Mitch Willis, Chairman Environmental _______________________ REQUEST FOR COMMENTS USDA Forest Service Apalachicola National Forest Apalachicola and Wakulla Ranger Districts Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla Counties, FloridaFive-Year Prescribed BurnsThe Forest Service proposes to conduct prescribed burns within designated burn units on the Apalachicola National Forest, totaling 571,088 acres, The objective is to prescribe burns on average every three years with varied intervals on any given site to restore natural processes in all sites where than 10 years. This includes wilderness areas, wilderness study areas, the savannah research natural area, and recently acquired land. The purpose and need for the action is to improve wildlife habitat and manage for habi tat conditions to recover and sustain viable populations of all native species, with special emphasis on proposed, endangered, threatened, and sensitive species. This action would also aid in the restoration of native vegetation by reforest. Additionally, this action would reduce fuel loading and to the forest, adjacent propsafety. The draft Environmental Assessment is available on the internet at www. fs.fed.us/nepa/project_list. php?forest=110805 or a copy can be made available upon request. It is anticipated that a Decision Notice will be prepared in accordance with the Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 31.2. Your comments are encouraged. Pursuant to 36 CFR 215.5, the comments on this proposal. Comments need to be as spepostmarked or received within 30 days after this publication. Comments may be mailed a common digital format, at mailto:comments-southernflorida-apalachicola@fs.fed. us. Oral or hand-delivered comments must be received within our normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays; closed on federal holidays. Comments should be sent to District Ranger, 57 Taff Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327. For more information on this proposal contact Chandra Roberts at (850) 926-3561. NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours or responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Cataracts?Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many.Lee Mullis M.D. and Cataract SpecialistSmart Lenses SMSM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses.Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 4320 5th Ave. Marianna(2 Blks from Jackson Hospital)(850) 526-7775 or 1(800)769-3429 Wilhoit Fiddler Eubanks was honored posthumously at the Liberty County Farm Bureau Annual Banquet in Bristol on Thursday, Aug. 18. He was recognized as being a long time Farm Bureau member as well as one of its directors. He was the oldest serving member of Liberty County Commission and his efforts contributed to Liberty County having the lowest unemploy ment in the state. Eubanks was also the longest serving member of the Liberty County Lions ted the county included: partment out He was recognized for his years as a busiFROM LEFT: Wilhoits daughter Jeanine Revell, his wife, Iris Eubanks and grandson Jimmy Lee Revell. RIGHT : Merrill T raylor speaks about all Wilhoits accomplishments. A Hosford man was taken into custody after his grandmother reported finding some marijuana in the bathroom. Victor Ricardo Ojeda, 29, was arrested for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana on Aug. 29. He was also charged with a state probation violation. When deputies responded to the Hwy. 67 home, Ojeda led them to a towel rack in the bathroom where he had left his shorts. the right front pocket. Inside was a small amount of marijuana. During a search of the bathroom, a deputy found some loose marijuana in a trash can and located a pill bottle which contained marijuana seeds. Ojeda stated that he found the marijuana in the shed behind his home. He is being held without bond.A man angry with his ex-girlfriend was taken into custody for disorderly intoxication Thursday after he refused to quiet down after a deputy was called to the scene. According to the arrest report, when Cody Allen Skipper, 26, saw his former girlfriend drive by his house in Kinard, he ran up and kicked the drivers door of her vehicle, leaving a dent. Skipper ran when a deputy pulled up but was found moments later in the back yard, holding a can of beer. When approached, Skipper who was described as very intoxicated in the arrest report began yelling and cursing at Deputy Jody Hoagland and Cpl. William Dalton. Skipper was asked repeatedly to quiet down so deputies could find out what had happened. His girlfriend, who was upset and crying, said she just wanted to leave without her or the car getting hit. As they talked, Skipper continued yelling and cursing. His girlfriend declined to press charges and deputies told Skipper he was free to leave, but he refused to go. After stating that he didnt have to go home, Skipper continued his loud, abusive tirade and insisted that deputies listen to him. Again, Skipper was asked to quiet down and go home. He refused and several people from neighboring homes began coming out to see what the disturbance was about. Once more, he was asked to calm down but refused. Skipper, who was already on county probation for a DUI charge, was arrested for disorderly intoxication and taken to the county jail. CODY SKIPPER ARREST REPORTS continued from page 2VICTOR OJEDA HOURS Monday Saturday 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 2816 Hwy. 98 West $575 Down............2000 Chevy Monte Carlo$775 Down.....................2002 Chevy Blazer$875 Down.................2001 Dodge Durango$1,175 Down.........2002 Ford F150 XCab $1,375 Down...2001 Chevy Silverado XCab$1,475 Down...............2004 Chevy Silverado AUTO FINANCINGDAYLIGHTWilhoit Eubanks honored at Aug. 18 Liberty County Farm Bureau BanquetMerrill Traylor speaks about his late many accomplish ments.ness leader, having owned a service station, clothing store and hardware store. Florida. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS


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Commercial Residential Service anytimeDavid Combs license #ER13013968The Liberty County Senior Citizens Association has scheduled the following events for the month of September: Wednesday, Sept. 7 Bristol Senior Center, 10:30 a.m., Repre sentatives from the Area Agency on Aging will be here again to distribute phones for those who are hearing impaired, complete applications for Food Stamp Medicaid and EHEAP. A representative of Audibel will be doing free hearing screenings. For transportation to the center call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. Wednesday, Sept. 7 Cindy from Blountstown Health & Rehab will be at the Bristol Senior Center for Bingo. There will be prizes and a luncheon. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5 for transportation to the center. Thursday, Sept. 8 Marianna Phones to be distributed to hearing impaired senior citizensWal-mart Shopping and lunch. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 5 to reserve your transit ride. Tuesday, Sept. 13 Movie Day and lunch in Tallahassee. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9 to reserve your transit ride. Call 643-5690 for infor mation. Wednesday, Sept. 14 A representative from Covenant Hospice will be at the Hosford Senior Center to discuss all services provided by Covenant. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 by 3 p.m. for a ride to the center. Thursday, Sept. 15 Piggly Wiggly grocery shopping and lunch. Call Liberty Transit no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 to reserve your transit ride. Thursday, Sept. 15 The Liberty County Senior Citizens Advisory Council will meet at 1 p.m. at the Bristol Senior Center. Monday, Sept. 19 7 p.m., Liberty County Senior Citizens Board of Directors will meet at the Bristol Senior Center. The public is welcome to attend. 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