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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: 12-14-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
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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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Speak Up!...15 Redneck Christmas Parade rolls through Scotts Ferry...13 School news...18, 19 Gardening...20 Sheriff's Log.....2 Community Calendar.....4 Commentary.....6, 7 Farmer's Almanac.....11 Birthdays......12by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorAn Altha man has been arrested for driving while license revoked and causing a death in the June 7, 2011 crash that killed his wife. Robert Eugene Keith, 51, was charged with the third-degree felony on Monday. He is being held on $10,000 bond in the Calhoun County Jail. Keiths wife, Bonnie Keith, 50, died at the scene when the minivan he was driving overturned off Hwy. 71, south of J.P. Peacock Road at 11:30 a.m. on June 7. Others on the road that day noticed Keiths 2002 Chevrolet Venture traveling erratically just before the wreck. Tommy Varnum of Bristol reported that the van had passed him at about 65 mph. He was forced to slow down to let Keith pull The van drove up quickly behind another vehicle and appeared to nearly hit it before pulling out to pass, Varnum said. He said the front right door of the van opened as it was still traveling and the passengers head and leg were sticking out. The door slammed shut just before the van began swerving, went across the road and crashed. When the van went toward the shoulder of the road, Keith overcorrected in an effort to return to his lane. The van skidded across the road, hit a pine tree, spun around and overturned onto its roof. His wife was killed and Keith was taken to Bay Medical Center with critical injuries. Neither of them had their seat belt on. Keith later told investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol that he and his wife had been arguing. He said she had tried to jump out of the van and grabbed the steering wheel, causing him to lose control. Keith was previously convicted on two counts of DUI and one count of driving while license suspended or revoked. All three charges occurred in Liberty County.Altha man charged with causing wifes death in vehicle crash ROBertERT EUGeENeE KeEItTH Hosford teen OK after totaling truck...3 Water Mgt. District hosts Blountstown meeting...9 Holiday train rides.....32 Breakfast with Santa....24 50includes tax THE CalALHOuUN-LIbBErtRTY J OOURNNAL Volume 31, NNumber 50 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 CLJ News.com Altha mechanic wins $1 million with scratch-off lottery ticketEven after winning $1 million, Earl H Hunt says hes going to continue to operate his repair service in JOHNNOHNNY EUBUBANNKS PHOHOTO O by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorAfter a morning of working in his repair shop on Main Street in Altha, Earl Hunt heads down the road to the Southern Express convenience store for lunch, where he buys a drink, a pack of crackers and a couple of lottery tickets. Thats his daily routine. But last Wednesday was anything but routine when he won the biggest jackpot of his life. $100,000, he said, explaining that he failed to scratch all the numbers off the Florida Millionaires Club ticket. He handed it over to the clerk who put it in the machine to verify his winnings but instead of giving a total, the machine directed him to contact After another look at the ticket, he realized he had won a million dollars. It wasnt long before he got up with his wife and stepdaughter and the three of them headed to the They left in a 2006 Chrysler Dodge Caravan but his stepdaughter had to drive back alone. Earl and his wife, Betty, stopped by a car dealership and picked up something sporty to drive home: A $48,000 black 2012 Camaro with red stripes.See ALTHA MILLIONAIRE continued inside on page 28THE Lights ofLIBeERtTYDowntown B Bristol was aglow Saturday night as the annual Lights of Liberty Christmas Parade went through town. Phil and B B onita Deck, shown above, was selected as this years Parade G G rand Marshal. B Bonita is a ballet teacher with many students who take part in programs at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. See more of the parade inside on pages 16 and 17. DANINIEL WIILLIIAMS PHOHOTO O INSIDE Man charged with child abuse of grandson...2 hidden under blanket...2Letters to SantaFind out what kids want this year and see the directions they give Santa so hes Pa AGesES 23, 24, 25 & 30

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 ARREST REPORTScompiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CC A L H O U N CC O U N T YDec. 05 Clarence Reed, non-support, CCSO. Dec. 06 Bradley Allen Pitts, VOP, CCSO. Clifton L. Stevens, III, child support, CCSO. Dec. 07 Nicholas Rance Tucker, possession of cannabis m/t 20 grams with intent to sell, CCSO. Gerald Tommy Webb, burglary of a structure, larceny over $300, VOP, damage to property, criminal mischief over $200, CCSO. Dec. 08 Joshua Crawford, child support, CCSO. Dec. 09 Aaron Burkes, VOP, CCSO. William Aguiar, child abuse, CCSO. Dec. 11 Richard Flanders, battery (domestic violence), CCSO. Jose Ruiz-Garcia, no valid drivers license, CCSO. Wilber Murray, driving with license suspended or revoked, CCSO.L I BB EE RR T Y CC O U N T YDec. 05 Calesta Manasco, escape, criminal mischief, LCSO. Albert Marshall, littering, LCSO. Dec. 06 Charles Over, serving seven days, LCSO. Jonathan Petty, failure to appear, LCSO. Dec. 07 Reggie Thomas, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church, possession of methamphetamine, LCSO. Sabrina Allen, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church, holding for CCSO, LCSO. Dec. 09 Lisa Ammons, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Dec. 10 Johnnie Petty, burglary of a conveyance, domestic battery, resisting arrest without violence., LCSO. SHER ER IFFS LOG BBlountstown Police Dept.Dec. 5 through Dec. 11, 2011 Citations issued: Accidents...............00 .................10 Special details B Business alarms.....01 RResidential alarms..........01 C C omplaints Arrested? *Call for a free consultationJason D. Winn, P.A. (850) 222-7199 intent to sell marijuana near churchTwo people were arrested at Lot #12 on Rock Bluff Road in Bristol after members of the Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force served a narcotics search warrant. Task Force members entered the home through the unlocked front door after announcing their presence and knocking on the front door at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, according to a report from the Liberty County Sheriffs Found inside was Reggie Thomas, 32, and Sabrina Allen, 28. They were brought to the living room while the home was searched. A purple bag containing 16 small plastic bags of marijuana was found in Thomas bedroom. He told investigators the marijuana was for his personal use. Nearby was a set of digital scales with residue later Another set of digital scales was found on top of the central heating unit. Both were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church and possession of methamphetamine. They are being held without bond. SabrinaABRINA AllenLLEN REggieGGIE ThomasHOMASA Calhoun County man who got angry when his wife said she was too sick to take him to a doctor was arrested for domestic battery after he reportedly pushed her down in their yard and grabbed her by the throat. Richard Flanders, 47, became angry when his wife, to have his injured foot checked on around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Instead, she called a friend to her home to come pick her up, but when her friend arrived, she felt she was too ill too leave. Flanders was charged with domestic battery and taken into custody that night.A Blountstown man living under house arrest is facing several charges after a family friends missing was found covered by a blanket on his bed. When Bradon Ladonna Kimbrel returned to her Altha home around 4 p.m. Dec. 7, she found her front door unlocked and her Wii game console sensor on the front porch. She walked in and saw that her Wii and stereo were still there but realized that screen t.v. was gone. Tosha Webb, 32, who lives with her parents and her brother, Gerald Thomas Webb, 28, told a deputy that when she and her brother stepped outside one evening to smoke a cigarette, he told her, Im gonna go get recalled his comment when she later went to visit Kimbrel and learned stolen. Deputies went to the home of Gerald Thomas Webbs mother, Mary Folsom, and asked her son about the theft. He denied knowing anything about it. His mother allowed deputies to search the home and they came up empty-handed, but as they left, they noticed Webb coming out of a storage building north of the home. After getting permission to search that building, deputies discovered the on a bed, covered by a black blanket that did little to disguise the outline of the stolen t.v. After his arrest, Webb stated that he went to Kimbrels home around 11 p.m. on Dec. 6, entered through an unlocked door and took the t.v. He is charged with burglary of a structure, larceny over $300, violation of probation, damage to property and criminal mischief over $200. He is being held in the Calhoun County Jail on $30,000 bond.57-year-old grandfather arrested for abusing grandchild in AlthaA 57-year-old Altha man is being held on $5,000 bond in the Calhoun County Jail after being arrested for child abuse. Relatives say William Bill Aguiar was very intoxicated Friday evening when his fouryear-old grandson was taking a breathing treatment at his home. Family members said Aguiar held the mask on the childs face until he started to choke. When the boy was sent to bed for the night, his grandfather followed him into the room and grabbed him, squeezed him and held his hand over his mouth as the youngster screamed for his daddy. He reportedly told the boy, Im going to win this battle. The boys father, Joshua Aguiar, got the child away from Aguiar, which led to an altercation between the two men. As the two struggled, attempted to reach for a shotgun kept behind the front door. His son was able to keep the door closed against the wall to prevent him from removing the weapon. Aguiars wife grabbed the two grandchildren and ran outside to their truck. She later told deputies she feared he could have reached it. She also stated that since he had been laid off from work he had started drinking heavily. Aguiar was taken into custody that night.Man charged with battery on wife GeraldERALD ThomasHOMAS WebbEBB WilliamILLIAM AguairGUAIR RichardICHARD FlandersLANDERSSee ARRERREST REREPORRTS continued on page 3

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 A BENEFIT COOKOUT FOR THEDANNY HHAYES FFAMILYChicken PilauWith green beans, cole slaw, bread & dessert Thursday, Dec. 1511 a.m. until sold outLocated at Hwy. 20 Bristol between Ace Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menuPhone (850) 670-8441Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant A little out of the way, a lot less to pay! Were Still open Come see us for the best seafood in town. WEEDNEESDAY THURRSDAY FRRIDAY C Mullet Seafood Platter Shrimp 12154 Hwy. 20 West orCCall us at 643-4247(HAIR)Nancy & Shaula wish everyone a Nancys Hair Design LOTS OF GIFT S SETS TO Ch H OOSE FROMA 26-year-old Hosford man was arrested on domestic battery charges after his girlfriend was injured in an altercation in the yard of their Cannon Branch Road home Saturday. Witnesses reported seeing Johnnie Petty in his yard hitting the 27-year-old woman before running from the scene. When Liberty County Deputy Jonathan Gentry arrived, he saw that the victims face was bloodied and her right eye was bleeding. While waiting for EMS to arrive, she told Gentry that Petty got angry and started punching her in the face. The victims brother, who lives next door, ran to help her when she called out for him. He stated that he saw his sister on her back on the ground with Petty When he started yelling, Petty got off of the woman. A second witness reported hearing the victim scream. He said he ran outside and saw Petty attempting to beat up the woman. With both men yelling at him to stop, Petty left the area on foot, going toward CR 67A. After receiving medical attention, the victim gave details of what led up to the attack. She said she had been asleep in her bed when Petty, who had been drinking and passed out, woke up on the couch. She said he started yelling at her and when she failed to respond, he kicked the bedroom door open and started cursing at her. He then jumped on her and she grabbed the phone to call her brother, she said. She stated that Petty told her he was going to kill her if she tried to call the law. The woman said she managed to kick him off of her and ran out the back door, screaming for her brother. She said Petty caught up with her, slammed her to the ground and started hitting her in the face. Petty left when the two men emerged from next door. A BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued for Petty, who had disappeared. About an hour later, a couple on Cannon Branch Road loud noise coming from an abandoned residence next door to their home. When the deputy went to investigate, he found a camper behind their home where a window had recently been broken. The camper door was locked. When He ordered the man to come out and found it was Petty. As the deputy was getting his handcuffs, Petty took off. Gentry grabbed his jacket, which peeled off as Petty ran toward a fence. Gentry tackled him and then handcuffed him. looking for him and that he was in trouble. In addition to the domestic battery charge, Petty is also facing charges of resisting arrest without violence and burglary of a conveyance. He is being held on $2,500 bond.Hosford man charged with domestic battery, burglary and resisting arrest JonathanONATHAN PettyETTY A Dec. 2 collision with a bear resulted in approximately $5,000 in damages to a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP Trooper Ronny Snipes said Lawrence Lorenze Dawson, 50, of Bristol, was traveling south in the southbound lane of CR 12, approaching SR 65, when a medium-sized black bear entered the roadway. The bear was traveling in a westerly direction from the northbound grassy shoulder of CR 12 and then crossed the northbound lane into the southbound lane, into the path of the Dawsons vehicle. The front of the Blazer struck the right side of the bear. The animal landed in the southbound ditch. The vehicle came to a controlled stop on the shoulder of the road. Dawson was not injured. The bear was killed.A 19-year-old Hosford resident who was not wearing a seatbelt escaped serious injury in a Friday night wreck that totaled a 2004 Ford pickup. Cody Michael Kimball was westbound on SR 20 around 11:21 p.m. when he lost control of the truck and left the road. He managed to drive back toward the center line of 20 but then overcorrected with a hard right turn, which sent the truck into a counterclockwise spin before it overturned and came to rest right-side up, according to FHP Trooper Dennis Revell. The crash happened just east of Dempsy Barron Road. Revell said the driver was bruised up but very taken to the emergency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital to be checked out. The trooper said that charges are pending. He appeared to be intoxicated and there was alcohol test results to determine if there will be any charges in the Dec. 9 wreck.Vehicle collides with bear crossing CR 12 The CCalhoun-LibertyJOuURnalNALServing two counties that make up one great community!PHOONEE (850) 643-3333 FAX (850) 643-3334 DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO

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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 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! 5,377 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 EM EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURRNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................Advertising Angie Davis.........Production AssistantOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F, Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.THE CALHOUN-LLIBERtTY JOURNAL Wednesday, December 14 Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, December 19 Tuesday, December 20 Sunday, December 18 Saturday, December 17 Thursday, December 15 Friday, December 16TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center noon, Senior Citizens Center 5 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic CenterTODAYS 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 7 p.m., Fire House 4 p.m., Calhoun Liberty HospitalBIRTHDAYS Johnny Eubanks, P.J. Wheetley & Kira AdkinsBIRTHDAYS Joanna MartinTurkey Shoot Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday NATIOn N AL Chocolate Covered-Anything Day 7:30 a.m at Scotts Ferry VFD Blacksmith 8 a.m. at Pioneer SettlementClasses A turkey shoot and pancake breakfast will be held at the Scotts Ferry Volunteer Fire Department on Dec. 17. The pancake breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. and will be $3.50 per plate. The turkey shoot will begin at 8 a.m. and will be $3 per round. All proceeds will go to the Kinard and Scotts Ferry Volunter Fire Departments. Come win a turkey or ham for Christmas and have lots of fun. The Scotts Ferry VFD is located 13 miles south of Blountstown on Hwy. 71. The Marianna OCR Chapter 14 presents an Old Fashioned Christmas Serenade on Dec. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Confederate Park Gazebo downtown Marianna. Come see people in 1800s period dress clothing and share hot chocolate and a variety of cakes and cookies. Bring your lounge chair, a warm blanket, your family and a friend! Christmas in the Park with the Winter Wonderland Express Trains opened Sat. Dec. 10 following the Lights of Liberty parade. Over 150 people rode the steam train and 250 people rode the red/white/ blue diesel replica. Winter Wonderland Express will continue on Friday, Dec. 16 through Tuesday, Dec. 20. The steam train will run again on Saturday Dec. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 20. Tickets for the red/white/blue train are $3 and the steam train is $5 per ticket. For information call 643-6646 or 6435491.Winter Wonderland Old-Fashioned Christmas Serenade to be held in Marianna on Dec. 16 NEWS FROM THE PEWShrstmasscalsla sCorORINthTH BaptAPTIstST ChHUrchRCH On Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Corinth Baptist Church will be presenting A Song in the Air Christmas Cantata. That night at 5 p.m. the children and youth will present a Christmas program/drama. We would love to have you come and watch these presentations and worship the birth of Christ with us. I If you have any questions please call 3798016. ALTHA FIIRST BAPTII ST CHUURCH The Altha First Baptist Church invites you to worship with them in their upcoming choir presentations. This Sunday at 6 p.m. the Childrens Choir will present their musical, Arrest These Merry Gentlemen. Christmas is Jesus is the title of the Sanctuary Choirs cantata they will present on Sunday, December 25 at 10 a.m. The Altha First Baptist Church building is located at 15660 N Northwest Chipola Street in Altha.TelogELOGIaA BaptAPTIstST ChHUrchRCH Telgoia Baptist Choir and our RAs & GAs Children and Children Church will be performing Sunday morning Dec. 18 at 10:45 a.m. the Voices of Christmas Cantata. Please come and enjoy this special celebration message of Christ Jesus Birth. We will have a covered dish dinner with a visit from a ministry person after dinner. We will not have an evening service that day.ST. LUUKE CHUURCH OF GOD IN IN CHRIIST The St. Luke Church of God in Christ Sunshine Band and Purtian class will be hosting a Christmas play on Dec. 22 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center beginning at 7 p.m. (ET). The theme is IIt may be Christmas but we still need to follow the rules. For more information call Pastor Elder D. Reed at 643-6400 or 674-4189.IY HIILLCREST BAPTIIST CHUURCH This Saturday, Dec.17, from 9 to 11 a.m., Hillcrest Baptist Church will be handing out toys to families that need to have some help to give Christmas to their children. We have had new and used toys given to us to distribute to families from our area. There will also be childrens clothing available as well. of Sheltons Corner.IIICONNNNECTIIONNS FELLOWSHIIP I In an efConnections Fellowship will be hosting Dave Ramseys Financial Peace U U niversity beginning Jan. 11 starting promptly nightly at 6:30 p.m. at the Hosford School Cafetorium. Childcare will be provided for children and youth. This 13week course combines commonsense principles with Gods principles for handling money. There are lessons on saving, eliminating debt and relationships and money. You dont want to miss this life changing course!I If you are interested in signing up for the course or if you would like more information, please contact Michael Murray at 447-4115 or micmurray@comcast.net.

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 WANTS YOU!!!SWAT is making a strong effort to have a presence here in Calhoun County. SWAT recognizes the negative effects of using tobacco products and actively works to encourage our youth, young adults and adults to never become involved with activities. If you are a teen between the ages of 12 and 17 years, and would like to join the C Calhoun C County SWAT program, please see our SWAT Advisors listed below and help us make a positive change in Calhoun County. Kennesse Dew Altha School Jonathan Alford Blountstown Middle School Carylee Sewell Carr School Carmen Overholt Blountstown High School John Michael Henson Altha Church of God Geraldine Sheard Prayer Chainers Michele Futch Blountstown First Baptist If you have any questions, please contact Pamela McDaniel (850) 674-5645, ext 236.Saturday, Dec. 3 was open house at the Calhoun County Public Librarys Blountstown Branch. The library had a great turnout and lots of fun visiting with our patrons on this festive day. The library received a note from Santa regarding his visit to our library we are happy to share it. Dear Children, You know Mrs. Claus and I were at the Blountstown Public Library this past week. We saw lots of wonderful families. I was delighted to see all of your smiling faces, and enjoyed listening to all of your Christmas wishes. It was a special time for me to be able to enjoy seeing each of you get to pick out your own special book, courtesy of the library. I also took notice of how well behaved all of you children were. I am looking forward to seeing you all again next year at the Librarys Annual Christmas Open House. Mrs. Claus and I are wishing you each Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas. HO, HO, HO, Santa Claus The staff at the library is really grateful to all who came out to the open house. We also had a wonderful time with all who stopped by the Shiloh School to enjoy the story telling and puppet show at the Pioneer Settlements Old Fashion Christmas. Thanks so much.Womens Club collects gifts for studentsEach year, the Liberty Womens Club helps a family from the Tolar School and the Hosford of the gifts. From left: Eileen Bramblett, Yvonne Watson, Joyce Hosford, Janel Johnson, Elly Paulin, Shirley Wingate, Anita Gouge and Dee Tutton. In times like these we are especially grateful for the loyalty and support of people like you and would like to express our best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to each of you. 17932 Main Street N, Suite 4 BLOUNTSTOWN 17932 Main Street N, Suite 5 PHONE (850) 674-9191A N DVisiting author to be at the BBlountstown Public Library SaturdayThe Blountstown Public Library invites you to a book signing by local author Stephen Ayers on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. He will be in the Adult Reading Room, located to the right of the front desk, complete with cookies and coffee! Stephen, who goes by STAY (STephen AYers), is an emerging poet and artist who lives in Blountstown. His major poetic Walt Whitman, and Edgar Allen Poe. "A Room With No Walls" is a collection of twenty original poems and illustrations contemplating the individual's desire for autonomy and freedom within society. This small book of poetry is an eclectic mix: unabashedly romantic, at times whimsical, always thought-provoking, and often dark. Accompanying illustrations will serve to further illuminate the underlying subject matter of each poem and give the reader a closer peek into "A Room With No Walls." Stephen has been involved with the Calhoun-Liberty Writer's Guild that meets here at the library the fourth Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Come meet the artist and listen to him do readings throughout the morning. Books will be for sale and you can have them signed by the author. Join us! Lake wins $100 in groceries to raise funds for the club. The winner of the $100 tured here from left: Elly Paulin, Shirley Wingate, Dawn Lake and Anita Gouge. A note from Santa

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011Gingrich blasts it out of the park!The Bambino stands in the center of the stage, untouchable, uncatchable, unbeatable. He is Newt Gingrich, and he has become the Sultan of Swat. It is Saturday night at yet another Republican debate, and wham! wham! wham! Gingrich keeps blasting them out of the park. Mitt Romney claims he should be president, because, unlike Newt, Romney is not a "career politician." "Let's be candid," Newt replies. "The only reason you didn't become a career politician is that you lost to Ted Kennedy in 1994." Wham! Newt, like the real Bambino, Babe Ruth, is a man of appetites. For food and for women, to name just two. But when the moderators at the Yahoo/ABC debate in Des Moines ask all the candidates whether new Bambino does not quiver or quail. He does he has had three wives and admits to having been an adulterer. have to look at the person to whom they are going to loan the presidency." Loan the presidency! A wonderful phrase that lingers in the mind. And now the Bambino steps into the pitch. "I have said upfront, openly, I have made mistakes at times and had to go to God for forgiving," he says. Whammo! It is out of here! It is an answer that is perfectly acceptable to almost all Christian conservatives. Who can be against redemption? And do we not love the sinner more than the saint, because who amongst us has not sinned? (Only the media, that is, who conIn earlier debates, Newt has appeared haughty and above it all. But with that answer he returns to earth. He has feet of clay like the rest of us and delity question does not destroy him, but makes him. And, make no mistake, what he is doing this Mitt Romney, who had done so well at staying above the fray in previous debates, crashes and burns in this one. chance of getting the Republican nomination as his position on something or other, Mitt angrily sticks out his hand and says, "Rick, I'll tell you what, ten thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?" Way to go, Mitt. Remind America that $10,000 is chump change to you. And when Michele Bachmann says that Mitt and Newt are just clones, Mitt decides to be cute. It is a mistake. "I know Newt Gingrich," Romney smirks. "And he is a friend of mine. But we are not clones." Yes, Mitt, you are tall and handsome standing there next to Newt. We can all see that. Newt looks like a sack of doorknobs compared to you. But what does that get you, Mitt? How does that make you presidential? Newt eyes Romney like the Bambino used to eye a high fastball. He will soon gets his chance to whack another one an "invented people." Nobody asks him whether Americans "invented" themselves in 1776, however. Instead, Romney says that Gingrich has gone too far and that he should let Israel negotiate for itself. back. "These people are terrorists!" he says. "They teach terrorism in their schools! It's fundamentally time for someone to have the guts to stand up and say, 'Enough lying about the Middle East!'" The audience, as audiences do, goes wild. If it were four years ago, I would be writing that as soon as Newt wins an actual caucus or primary, the Republican establishment will rise up and stop him. But, today, there is no Republican establishment. It has been washed away by the tea party. And the tea party likes a long-ball hitter. Saturday was Newt's night. A few more nights like this and a few actual victories at the polls and it could be his nomination. COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA recaRECAP oOF recentRECENT obOBSerER Vation ATIONS by BY lateLATE niNIGhtHT tV TV hoHOStTS. by Roger SimonRoger Simon is a writer for Creative Syndicate Many voters feel that Mitt Romney is out of touch with real Americans after he tried to make a bet with Rick P Perry for $10,000. When asked to comment, Mitt said, Im sorry, but thats all I had in my pocket at the time. ConanONAN OBrienRIENFFormer Illinois G Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison. This is the most disgraceful thing to happen to an Illinois governor since their last governor. JAY LENOA lot of packages this time of year get lost. Thats awful. Youre promised something great. You wait and wait and wait. But nothing good ever comes. Its like voting for Obama. CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONThere was an embarrassing moment for Rick P Perry. He announced that it was the anniversary of the Japanese attack on PPearl Jam. JAY LENORod Blagojevich is going away for 14 years in prison. His barber got the death penalty. DAV VID LETTERMANThe former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich got 14 years in prison. He will probably get time off for good hair. CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONHerman Cain dropped out. Our writers and I were despondent. But sometimes when G God closes a door He opens a window. And standing outside that window is a circus peanut wearing a badger. Donald Trump will moderate a Republican debate Dec. 27. Thank you, Jesus. JonON StewartTEWARTNow that hes back home Herman Cains wife has a huge to-do list for him. 1. Clean out the garage. 2. GGo live in it. JIMMY KIMMELRod Blagojevich was convicted of trying to sell Barack Obamas vacant senate seat. If he had waited a few years, he could probably sell it back to Barack Obama. CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONThe Library of Congress has partnered with Twitter to store every tweet ever posted in their archive of historical documents. S So, this is what Congress is doing? JIMMY KIMMEL here. ... A new survey found that two of the most popular holiday songs are Jingle Bell Rock and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The LEASST popular Christmas song: I S Saw Mommy Kissing Herman Cain. JIMMY FF ALLONAn upcoming Republican debate will be moderated by Donald Trump. It will take place in the Trump F Forum for the F Future of Democracy and Casino. ConanONAN OBrienRIENCain blames a conspiracy by powerful Democrats who are intent on destroying him for these various allegations. I dont think you can blame the Democrats. Im pretty sure they were rooting for him in this particular case. JIMMY KIMMELIn Hawaii last weekend someone stole Lindsay Lohans purse with $10,000 in it. This was the second time the purse was stolen if you count ily, she got the purse back, but the $10,000 was missing. It turns out the guy who stole it needed the money to pay off a bet with Mitt Romney. JAY LENO

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARYWASHINGTON Donald Trump had his 15 minutes in this election cycle when he pretended earlier this year that he was running for president, but was really promoting his television show. Thats when he got all worked up about vestigators in Hawaii and would produce new information. That never came to pass, and Obama had great fun at the White House Correspondents Association dinner lampooning Trumps stunt. Now Trump is back once again trying to grab attention by hosting a Republican debate in Iowa two days after Christmas. So far hes only got two takers newly minted frontrunner Newt Gingrich and back-of-the-pack Rick Santorum. Jon Huntsman turned Trump down, declaring he would not kiss his ring or any other part of his anatomy. Mitt Romney took a pass as well, though he was polite about it. One by one, the others declined too, though Michele Bachmann is still thinking about it. Its as though a collective realization has suddenly taken hold that the Republican nominating process is coming across more like a realcandidate to challenge Obama. Karl Rove, still the GOPs premiere strategist, has been in the forefront decrying the Trump-moderated debate, predicting it will have the lowest ratings of any of the candidate encounters. Rove has also questioned Trumps legitimacy as a moderator, noting that the real-estate tycoon promises to endorse one of the GOP candidates after the debate, and that he is still holding out the possibility that he might run himself as an independent. This is not a newsman. This is not somebody whos gonna sit down and meticulously prepare for this, Rove said, raising the specter that Trump might use the occasion to resurrect fringe concerns over Obamas birth radical ideas, like a 25 percent tax on imports from China. Rove makes a good point about Trump not having a news show or a talk show. Hes no Rush Limbaugh, yet most of the candidates have made a pilgrimage to meet with him as though his blessing matters. Exactly which groups he would count as his constituency is a mystery millionaires and billionaires? The GOP has those folks nailed down without Trumps help. Judging by the poor turnout for his debate, Trump may have worn out his welcome on the campaign trail. The race has taken so many interesting turns it doesnt need Trump to hype a debate in the midst of the holidays when even caucus goers in Iowa need a break. If he has an impact, it will most likely be on Gingrich, who may regret aligning himself with Trump, or on Huntsman, who may get a second look now that Gingrichs surge in the polls has scrambled the race. Ideologically and temperamentally, Trump is closest to Gingrich, and the two are talking about a junior apprentice show that would incorporate Gingrichs idea about introducing poor kids to a work environment. Gingrich was rightfully assailed for making sweeping statements about the poor having no work habits when the plight of the working poor is often more about holding down multiple jobs and not earning enough to support a family. bate invitation, and his salty language may have won him some votes in New Hampshire, where he is poised to take a nick out of Romney in the January 10 primary. With or without Trumps antics, this primary season has offered plenty of surprises, and who knows, the almost universal negative reaction to the Trump debate may force The Donald to reconsider. 2011 U.S. News Syndicate, Inc. WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift Send in the Donald

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Calhoun Liberty Primary Care Clinic Calhoun Liberty HospitalPrimary Care Clinic We will be taking CHP effective January 1, 2012 Page 8 DEcCEMBER 14, 2011 GRADUATION RATESDOEE: Florida students graduate in record numbersTALLAHASSEE Floridas graduation rate has risen to its highest level ever, continuing a six year upward trend despite a challenging budget year. According to results released from the Florida Department of Education, Hispanic and African-American students continue to graduate at higher levels, with Hispanic students increasing graduation rates 13 percentage points since 2006-07, and African-American students increasing 11.5 percentage points during the same timeframe. Overall, the Sunshine States graduation rate rose more than one full percentage point to 80.1 percent, up from 79.0 percent last year and up nearly 10 percentage points since 2006-07. I want to commend Floridas teachers, students, parents and school leaders for their dedication to helping their students learn and earn their high school diplomas, said Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. cant role in helping our students achieve academic success, and graduation is one critical step toward the path to college and career. This years graduation rate for Hispanic students is 77.3 percent, up two percentage points from last year, and African-American students remained steady from 2009-2010 with a graduation rate of 68.4 percent. White students graduation rate rose to 86.8 percent, up 1.4 percentage points from last year. DRopoOPOUT RRATE CoONTINUES To O DEcCREASE Following the upward progress in graduation rates, Floridas dropout rate also declined for the sixth straight year states dropout rate has fallen below two percent, and the rate represents a decline of 0.1 percentage points from last year and a decrease of 1.7 percent since 2006-07. The graduation rate approved by the State Board of Education uses a formula recommended by the National Governors Association (NGA), which includes standard and special diplomas as graduates but excludes all GEDs (General Educational Development). The NGA rate replaces Floridas previous calculation method that included GEDs. Floridas graduation outcomes, calculated using the federal uniform rate required for federal accountability reporting purposes beginning in 2011-12, will be released in January 2012. This rate is based only on standard diploma graduates. Since 1998-99, Florida has used a data collection method that ensures an accurate calculation of the graduation rate by following every student from ninth grade to graduation. The calculasame schedule to graduate and measures the percentage of these students who enrollment in ninth grade. To view the state and district graduation and dropout rates, please visit www. uerintendent ofchoolsThe Florida Department of Education has released the State and District graduation and dropout rates. time ninth graders as the denominator and using all students earning a standard or special diploma in four years as the numerator. This year the state will be reporting the graduation rate using two different methods. One method, from the National Governors Association, does not include students that received a GED as graduates; while the Florida method does include students that received a GED as graduates. Liberty County High Schools graduation rate as calculated by the National Governors Association for 2010-2011 is 84%, which is slightly higher than the state rate of 81%. However, the district graduation rate which includes three (3) DJJ facilities is only 64%. In looking at the data from across the state, many districts that have DJJ facilities have lower graduation rates for the district, while their high school graduation rates are within range of the state average. Many of the students in the DJJ facilities do not remain in the district to receive a diploma and those that do usually receive a Florida GED diploma which is excluded in the calculation for the graduation rate. While the district rate does not look good in comparison to the other districts in the state, Liberty County High Schools graduation rate is higher than the state average. We are proud to report that our District dropout rate is below the state average and we are continuously seeking ways to have our students stay in school and graduate. We offer credit recovery, virtual classes, and WEB to provide opportunities for students to catch up and graduate with their class. The state dropout rate is 1.9% while Liberty Countys district dropout rate is only 0.6%. Liberty County High Schools dropout rate is a respectable 0.5%. accountability. Liberty County is blessed with great teachers, leaders, parents and community members who support and believe in the value of education. We are proud of where we are, but refuse to settle for anything less than 100% of our students graduating and zero dropping out.

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Water District hosts meeting in HAVANA

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Members present at the meeting were Darrel Hayes, Logan Kever, Tommy Duggar, Roger Reddick, Kyle Peddie and Superintendent Sue Summers. The prayer was offered by Darrel Hayes. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Roger Reddick. HEEARR FRROMM PUBBLICC Kevin Williams spoke to the Board regarding a monthly service contract with Mowrey Elevator. The contract ended in July but Mowrey has continued servicing the Elevator in Hosford School. Williams asked the Board if they would like for him to continue the contract. The Board asked Williams to continue negotiations with Mowrey and get back with them with a contract if possible. Davis Stoutamire spoke to the Board regarding the Liberty County Health Department and the situation with Dr. Charbonneau. He urged the members of the School Board to contact by email or phone the Congressman, Senator and Representative. Michael Richter reported to the Board that the renewal is in place and all looks good. He is going to meet with Aetna in January and will report back to the Board after the meeting. Richter also informed the Board that Flu Shot Clinics had been set up through the Liberty County Health Department at the schools for all Aetna members Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to adopt the agenda. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items: A. Approval of Minutes October 11, 2011 B. Principals Reports for October, 2011 C. Financial Statements for October, 2011 D. Budget Amendments 110-01, 42001, 434-01 E. Bills and Payroll for October, 2011 ACCTION ITEMEMS Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve agreement with Leonard Dietzen for legal representation in negotiations with Liberty Educational Association, the teachers union. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Daimler Truck Financial Approval and Commitment Letter for the three (3) new Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner School Buses. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve four (4) year contract (December 1, 2011 November, 30, 2015) between the Liberty County School District and Energy Education, Inc. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Products and Services Agreement between Liberty County School System and CenturyLink Sales Solutions, Inc. dated October 24, 2011. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve 2011-2012 Liberty County School Board Organizational Chart. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve the use of TEACH Method by the Liberty County School District: Techniques for Effective Adolescent and Child Handling for use within the school district by trained personnel. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve contract with Performance Matters (Local Instruction Improvement System) to be paid from Race to the Top Funds. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve request for permission to amend Liberty County School Board Policy No. 2.90 Tobacco Use in District Facilities. PERERSONNEEL Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to ap2011-2012 school year. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Stacey Vowell for 21st CCLC Site Coordinator at W.R. Tolar School effective October 21, 2011 for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Jessica Bennett for 21st CCLC Site Coordinator (part-time) at LEAC effective November 2, 2011 for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the following individuals as 21st Century Community Learning Center employees for the 2011-2012 school year: Activity Leader/Paraprofessionals 9100150 $12.00/hr 0041 Karen Dudley (effective October 31, 2011) Student Leaders 9100-750 $8.00/hr. 0041 Brooke Sessions 0031 Aaron Black 0081 Courtney McGhee OLD BBUSINEESS No old business. INFORMRMATION & DISCCUSSION ITEMEMS No discussion. SUPERERINTEENDEENTS REREPORRT None.B BOARRD MEMBERMEMBER CCONCERCERNS Reddick asked Kevin Williams if he had an idea when the heat in the High School would be ready. Williams updated the board of the status of the heating and cooling system for the High School. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. _______________________________ Superintendent Sue Summers and Chairman Kyle PeddieNov. 8 regular meeting minutes of the Liberty School Board The meeting was called to order by Superintendent Sue Summers. Members present at the meeting were Tommy Duggar, Darrel Hayes, Logan Kever, Kyle Peddie and Superintendent Sue Summers. Absent: Roger Reddick. SUPERERINTEENDEENT Sue Summers P.O. Box 384 Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: November, 2012 SCCHOOL BBOARRD MEMBERMEMBERS Logan Kever 5083 NW Boykin Road Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: November, 2012 District I Thomas W. Duggar P.O. Box 205 Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: November, 2012 District II Darrel L. Hayes P.O. Box 190 Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: November 2014 District III Brandon Kyle Peddie 22404 NW Highway 20 Hosford, Florida 32334 Term Expires: November, 2014 District IV Roger W. Reddick 25018 NE Whitehead Road Hosford, Florida 32334 Term Expires: November, 2014 District V The prayer was offered by Kyle Peddie and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Logan Kever. Duggar nominated Kyle Peddie for School Board Chairman of the Liberty County School Board for 2011-2012 and Darrel Hayes as Vice-Chairman of the Liberty County School Board for 2011-2012. Duggar made a motion, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to appoint Kyle Peddie as School Board Chairman. Duggar made a motion, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to appoint Darrel Hayes as Vice-Chairman of the Liberty County School Board. Summers turned the meeting over to Kyle Peddie, newly elected School Board Chairman. ACCTION ITEMEMS Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried to set time and place for regular School Board meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Liberty County Education and Administrative Center. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve 2011-2012. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Expenditures Statement Format for 20112012. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve the revised School Board Members and Superintendent Salaries for 2011-2012. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Contract with Ardor Health Solutions for Speech Language Pathology Assistant Services, beginning October 17, 2011 through December 21, 2011, 35 hours per week, $59.00/hour. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Letter of Agreement from Accelify, LLC d/b/a Educational Services & Products, LLC (ESP), beginning January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014. Motion made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. __________________ Notes of ThanksWe wish to express our sincere appreciation for the prayers and support from each of you who found so many ways to show love and concern during the passing of our loved one. We were touched to see and hear from so many of our friends and family members which helped to make this loss a little easier to bear. The family of Queen Ester Brown Askiew ________________________ The family of Danny Hayes would like to thank everyone who came by, brought of our father, brother and friend is appreciated beyond words, it means so much to all of us. The Danny Hayes family ________________________ The families on 7th Street in Sumatra want to thank the Liberty County Commissioners and all who helped to put the speed bumps down. We greatly appreciate it. Thank all of you again. God bless all of you! Wayne Jenette Holland ________________________ Recently Corinth Baptist Church had a turkey shoot to help the youth raise funds for a summer youth camp. We want to say thank you to all who participated in any way. Thank you to Brad and Wanda Peddie for the use of your property, Marlon Peavey for donating ammunition, and each and every one who took time to shoot. We hope you Corinth Baptist Church

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011Luke Alderman, LMT#MA29018Ashley Wesselhoeft, LMT#MA55086License # 8663Make the Perfect Christmas Gift! 17390 N. Main Street in Blountstown TELEPHONE (850)674-2555 Your loved one deserves a massage this Holiday fromMcClellan ChiropracticMASSAGEGIFT CERTIFIc C ATES Gift Half-Hour massage $30 Hour massage $60The family of Judy Yon invites all to join us in a celebration of her retirement on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Main Street Restaurant in Blountstown. SELENA ROSE O OVALLE-MIRANdDASelena Rose OvalleMiranda celebrated her first birthday on Dec. 12. She is the daughter of Margie Swearengin and Emilio Ovalle-Miranda of Blountstown. Her grandparents are Kelli Odom of Blountstown, Candela Ruiz-Miranda and Alfonzo Ovalle-Sanchez, both of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Her great-grandmother is Jeanne Roberts. Selena enjoys playing with her big brother Miguel, going to her nanas, loving on her mommy and daddy, going to see Uncle Josh and playing with her cousins, Randy, Calvin and Emily.BBRAddDDOCK HOBBS & RR YLANdD MMARTINABraddock Hobbs celebrated his 11th birthday on Nov. 17 and Ryland Martina will celebrate his seventh birthday on Dec. 18. Braddock is the son of Mary and Randal Martina of Bristol and Bo and Hale Hobbs of Ocala. His grandparents are Nicky and Faye Phillips of Bristol, Alicia and Charles Odom of Sumatra, Derek and Shawnna Martina of Eastpoint, Janie Hobbs of Altha, Otho and Clara Hobbs of Sneads and Charlie and Jeanine Wood of Carrabelle. His great-grandparents are Lillian Shepard of Bristol and Maxine Hand of Clarksville. Ryland is the son of Randal and Mary Martina of Bristol and Miranda Murray of Eastpoint. His grandparents are Alicia and Charles Odom of Sumatra, Derek and Shawna Martina of Eastpoint, Nicky and Faye Phillips of Bristol and Richard and Debbie Murray of Eastpoint. His great-grandparents are Annette Martina of Aplachicola, Myrle and CL Odom, Julia Smith, Robert and Diane Tucker, all of Eastpoint and Harry aggravating their two sisters, Kirsten and Molly.JAYLA RENEE S STRENGThHJayla Renee Strength will celebrate her second birthday on Dec. 14. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Terra Strength of Bristol. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Darlene Strength of Altha, Renee Shuler of Fountain and the late Tim Shuler of Bristol. Her great-grandparents are Moses and Dolores Shuler of Bristol, William Maloy of Marianna and Lodean Tate of Altha. Jayla enjoys swinging outside and helping mommy and daddy around the house. weddingsRosendo and Sharon OBryan Garcia of Bristol are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Nicole Garcia to John W. Payne Jr., son of Ann and the late John W. Payne Sr. of Bonifay. Jessica graduated from Liberty County High in 2003. She received an AA degree from Chipola College in Musical Performance and an AA degree in Forensic Investigations from the University of Massachusetts. She is currently is attending Washington-Holmes Technical Center where she is seeking her nursing degree. Jessica is employed by ARC of Holmes County. John graduated from Holmes County High in 1998 and is employed Jessicas maternal grandparents are Beverly and the late Tommy OBryan of Bristol. Her paternal grandparents are Bentura GarciaGasper and the late Ynez M. Garcia, Sr. of Greensboro. The couple will be married Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m. (ET) at the Chapel in the Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. The reception will follow at the Clubhouse. An after party will be at the home of Tommy D. and Katie OBryan in Bristol. All friends and family are invited to attend. birthdays WAVERLY, IAAs you build your holiday shopping list this year, does it contain items that are American-made? Buying products made in the USA will have a positive impact on small American companies and could make the difference between their survival and demise. With each dollar you spend on locally made items or services, you support the well-being of many workers and their families. Whether it is an individual running their own craft business or a small family-owned company, buying from them also increases the health of their communities. If their products and services are selling well, theyll have money in their pockets to spend in their hometowns. Here are a few gift ideas to consider: 1. Pamper someone. Buy gift such as a massage, haircut, car detailing and bicycle or computer tune-up. 2. Give handmade craft items. Shop local craft bazaars or visit the workshops of local crafts people. Jewelry, pottery, handblown glass, wooden toys or furniture, paintings, woven rugs or baskets, hand-knit sweaters or scarves, handmade doll clothing, metal or concrete yard dcor, hand-dyed silk scarves, fabric purses, aprons if you want from artisans who craft it with love and amazing skill. Often, you can special-order the right size, color or pattern. 3. Crafting supplies. For doit-yourselfers on your list, purchase American-made supplies, such as locally spun wool from alpacas or sheep, raw wood ready to be carved, hand-made beads or unique cookie cutters and molds. with step-by-step directions, such as Cookie Bouquets (for making edible centerpieces). 4. Sweet treats are sure to please! Visit the local cupcake Eight ideas for American-made holiday giftsshop, bakery or confectionary for fancy cupcakes, favorite bear claws and cookies or handdipped candies and fudge. Gift would make anyone smile. If you love to bake, create your own treats for gift-giving, using locally purchased ingredients. 5. For the person who likes to cook, give hand-thrown pots grown on a windowsill and used all winter to season homemade dishes. Toss in a book about cooking with herbs and your gift will be complete. (Try A Guide to Fresh Herbs, produced and published by CQ Products in Waverly, Iowa.) 6. For the gardener, buy a that can be used in the spring to plants or mulch for the garden. Its local and green. 7. Entertainment, anyone? Give tickets to an event such as a play, concert or comedy show at a local theatre or hot spot, and tuck them into a card created with hand-crafted paper. 8. Food is always a hit. You cant beat the taste of fresh honey from local hives or jam, jelly and salsa from locally harvested produce. Arrange a few jars in a handmade basket lined with a cross-stitched cloth. If you like to preserve your own harvest for gift-giving, the cookbook Freezer Jams & Reeasy recipes to help you. You dont have to buy gift items made in other countries to create a memorable Christmas this year. Come home for the holidays with American-made products instead.

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 SPECECIAL NOTICECE LIBERBERTY CCOUNTY NOTICECE FORR THEE PRERESIDEENTIAL PREREFEREERENCECE PRRIMMARR YMarcia Wood, Liberty County Supervisor of Elections We are looking forward to an exciting election year! and chickadees. How many birds can you count in your backyard this winter? While you may not hear their boisterous whistles and tweets like you do in spring, birds are still in your backyard. Your yard may look gloomy and dull this time of year, but there are bright spots, or feathers, to see! In fact, many species of birds are just arriving from as far away as Canada. It is migration season, when many of our feathered friends travel to the warm state of Florida to escape the frozen, snowy north. your yard? Well, you might set your sights on a yellow-bellied sapsucker, a migratory woodpecker that gets its name because of the holes it bores into trees to suck the sap out of the bark. ping sparrow. Although their colors are duller in the branches and brown leaves because of their yellow feathers, black wings with white markings and coneshaped bill. The chipping sparrow is a robust little bird with a rust-colored cap on its head. It must love to be heard because it sings loudly from high, outer limbs of trees. Chipping sparrows like feeders too, if you have one. Counting and viewing birds is as easy as walking out your back door and looking in your trees, bushes or at your feeder. Make it a family event and take mom or dad outside with you. Things to have handy: binoculars, bird guides and checklists to keep track of the kind of birds you see and how many you count. If you plan to be outside for a long period of time, take a blanket to sit on and a cup of hot chocolate! You can also join the FWCs Wings Over Florida program or become a Junior Birder by visiting FloridaBirdingTrail.com and selecting Birding Resources in the left-hand menu; then click on Wings Over Florida. That is where you can learn about the Junior Birder Program and download a copy of the Bird Detective checklist. Another opportunity to count birds in your backyard happens Feb. 17-20, 2012. The yearly Great Backyard Bird Count is the largest bird count in North America. This event helps scientists learn things, like this years migration compares with last years, and what kinds of birds are in cities and rural areas. For information about this upcoming event, visit birdsource.org/gbbc. So dont become part of the gloomy winter season, Get Outdoors Florida! and go count birds! by Jessica Basham CCharity Giving Guide for the holiday seasonPEnsacoNSACO LaA Your BBB Foundation Serving Northwest Florida released its Charity Giving Guide to help donors make educated giving decisions this holiday season. During the holiday season, donors businesses and individuals alike are often overwhelmed with requests for assistance, said Norman Wright, President/CEEO of your BBB|Northwest Florida. We hope that as donors are deciding which charities to support, they will use the Charity Giving Guide as a resource to help them make wise giving decisions and that charities will use the Standards for Charitable Accountability as a guide for best practices in operating their organizations. BBB has issued Wise Giving Reports on charities locally and has made them available free-of-charge for several years; however, the Charity Giving Guide is a summary of the detailed reports of evaluations of all the charities in your BBBs local database. BBB reviews local charities against BBBs 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. The Standards, developed over a three-year period with IRS officials, foundation executives, donors and other stakeholder groups, provide an objective means to evaluate a charitys governance and oversight, measurement of effectivefundraising and informational materials, all evaluations that surveys have shown that donors are inter ested in knowing before making a donation. The 2011 Charity Giving Guide is available on BBB|Northwest Floridas website org/CGG. charity organization and would like to be evaluated by your BBB against the Standards for Charity Accountability, contact your BBB at (850) 429-0002, bbb.org. For additional information and advice you can trust this holiday season, start with bbb.org.

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 A large selection of new and used cars are now available at Chipola Ford in Marianna!Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-4043. HeE iIS Waiting AITING forFOR your YOUR callCALL! Chipola SPEAK UP!WITH aA LeETTeER TO THeE eEDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 To the editor, Are you aware that 71% of Liberty County voters voted for the Republican candidate on the Presidential ballot in the 2008 General Election? However, the number of people registered as Republicans only amounts to 10% of registered voters in Liberty County. This means that a large number of those who are registered Democrats voted for the Republican candidate. Many people conclude that the reason they are registered Democrat (although their views are more aligned with Republicans) is to be able to vote in the local elections. What you may not realize is that when there is not a Republican on the ballot (and registered Republicans still get to vote for a Democrat in local Primary Elections. Do you want to protect your views of self-reliance and gun rights this year? Has the economy impacted your business? If so, then you may wish Presidential Primary this January so that the best candidate is chosen to run on the Republican ticket in Novembers General Election. However, only those who are registered Republican can vote in the Presidential Primary to help choose a candidate. Therefore, we challenge you to go before Jan. 3 and change your voter registration to Republican. Help us choose the next President. If you wish to change your voter registration again after the Presidential Primary in order to vote as a Democrat in the local Primary Elections, remember there is no limitation on the number of times you may switch your party In addition, we encourage everyone to donate a jacket (youth or adult) and toy to the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center to help the needy families this Christmas season. We hope that you will make your vote count in the Presidential Preference Primary on January 31, 2012. Donnie Phillips, Greg Prichard, Selina Potter, Will Potter, Hannah Causseaux, Troy Lollie, Alfreda Lollie, Ryan Faircloth and Ricky Mayo To the editor, I was surprised and shocked recently when I received a letter and new voter registration card from the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections. Upon checking on this, I was told I will no longer be voting in my district as the voting site at Henderson Mill (near Sunnyhill Church at Altha) has been closed and we will now be voting in District One at the W. T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. I listen to the local news daily and read the local papers each week so I was alarmed that decades of tradition had been ended with no public knowledge. My neighbors, been made aware of these changes until after the fact. There was a public hearing notice posted in one local paper around Oct. 5. The public hearing was held at the County Commission meeting Oct. 18 with no one speaking concerning this. Because of the action of the Supervisor of Elections Margie Laramore and County Commissioners, Henderson Mill and Pine Island voters will now be traveling to Blountstown to vote. Three precincts in Blountstown also be voting at the civic center on 2 or 3 voting machines. The Scotts Ferry precinct has also been closed and those voters moved to Kinard. voting in one place and I feel this is a set up for confusion, mistakes, and delays worse than we have ever known before. At a time when voter apathy (not to mention the cost of transportation) results in low voter participation, why would you move the location causing more inconvenience? This action also weakens the importance of community interest. We have been relocated out of our communities. Voters within two miles of Altha will now have to travel 10 miles farther to vote. Many will just say Why bother? This item is on the agenda of the County Commission meeting on Dec. 20 at my request. I want to express my opinion that the Commissioners and Supervisor of Elections has not allowed the public to be involved in this decision and they have also made a bad decision with their action. Anyone with concern or support may contact me or attend the meeting, which starts at 5 p.m. Concerned Voter, LOGGERSS! Dont get stopped in your tracks. Call us!Premium namebrand tires HOURS Monday SSaturday 9 a.m. 9 p.m.S Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 2816 Hwy. 98 WW est AUTO FINaANCINGDAYLIGHTCCalhoun CCounty voters inconvenienced by closures and mergers of voting precinctsVoters reminded there is no limit on how

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 DECEMBER 14, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 The Lights of Liberty ...roll through Bristol Saturday night Lights of Liberty Christmas Parade winnersGRAND PRIZE: Twin Oaks Juvenile Facility BEStT USE ofOF LIgGHtTS: D Danny RR yals Christmas Bus CoOMMUNItTY pP ARt TNERS: 1st place: Lake MMystic Baptist Church 2nd Place: LCHSHS MMusic & A Art DDepartment 3rd Place: Bristol Pentecostal HHoliness Church No NON-PRofOFItT ORgGANIZAt TIoON 1st Place: Bristol Y Y outh A Academy 2nd Place: RRock Bluff Vol. Fire DDept. 3rd Place: The SStan Brannon Family BUSINESS 1st Place: Calhoun-Liberty HHospital 2nd Place: RRamseys Piggly Wiggly 3rd Place: Buy RRite DDrug SStore Saturdays parade brought out the ensure their entry wasnt missed by the judges awarding this years tures, spirits were high as particiing the streets. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011SCHOOL LLUNCH MENU Dec 14-20, 2011 Bristol Dental Clinic Laban BBontrager, DMMD, M Monica BBontrager, DMMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417MenuENUS SSPONSSORED BY: Bristol Dental Clinic LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFASST: Grits and scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Hamburger steak or chicken snack snackers sandwich, rice and gravy, green beans and chilled peaches. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFASST: Cinnamon roll and sausage patty. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets or ham and cheese sandwich, mashed potatoes, peas and applesauce.FridayBREAKFASST: Pancakes and sausage patty. LUNCH: Meatball sub or ham chef salad, french fries, broccoli or peaches. (4th grade pizza)MMondayBREAKFASST: Breakfast pizza. LUNCH: S Spaghetti with meat sauce or buffalo chicken wrap, tossed romaine and spinach salad with dressing and peach crisp. (kg & 1st grade pizza).TuesdayBREAKFASST: Ham and cheese biscuit. LUNCH: Hot dog on bun or chicken noodle casserole, coleslaw, corn and orange.*All breakfasts include a choice of assorted cereal with buttered toast whole wheat and juice CAl L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFASST: Grits with ham cubes and a sweet LUNCH: Meatball sub, baked potato wedges and diced pears.ThursdayBREAKFASST: syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Beef tacos, corn and diced peaches.FridayBREAKFASST: Ham and cheese biscuit and potato tots.LUNCH: Hot dogs, french fries and fresh fruit.MMonday & TuesdaywWINtTER B BREAK BEGINS!*All breakfasts include a choice of assorted cereal with buttered toast whole wheat and juice blountstown high schoolCALENDAR OF EVENTSby Hannah Register CAl L ENDAR OF EEVENTS*Wednesday, December 14, SSemester exams *Thursday, December 15, SSemester exams *Friday, December 16, S Semester exams; Weightlifting S Showcase 9:49 a.m.; FCA Tailgating Party 3:30-5:30 p.m.; JV/V Basketball vs. Ponce DeLeon 5:30/7:00 p.m. *SSaturday, December 17, JV Basketball vs. North Bay Haven Charter 5:00 p.m.; V Basketball vs. Rocky Bayou Christian 6:30 p.m. *Monday, December 19, Christmas Holidays *Tuesday, December 20, JV/V Basketball at Vernon 6:00/7:30 p.m. *Thursday, December 29, JV/V Basketball at Blountstown, 6/7:30 p.m. *Tuesday, January 3, 2012, Teacher Evluation Day *Wednesday, January 4, S S tudents return to schoolAAlthas Jr. BBeta sends 10 boxes to Operation CChristmas CChild FCCLA District competition held Dec. 6; four move on to state competition in March altha wildcats Justin Terry represents BHS bringing home silver medal at FCCLA District Competition Dec. 6 in Altha JUSSTIN TERRYBHSS culinary students travel to Gainesville for a culinary skills day sponsored by Johnson and Wales University

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 The 5th graders at B.E.S. presented the musical "A Penguin Christmas" on Fri day, December 9. The audience was entertained by Santa, Mrs. Claus, the reindeer and elves and the penguins who tried to take over the North Pole! There was also singing and dancing by all! Chipola Colleges automotive technology program selected as MARIANNAChipola Colleges Automotive for a Bellwether Award in the Workforce Development division. Chipola instructors John Gardner and Chase Vlieg will present an overview of their innovative program at the Community College Futures Assembly set for January 2012 in Orlando. The Chipola Automotive program utilizes an industrybased curriculum in partnership with local dealerships, shops, and an advisory committee to provide students with the competitive edge in this ever changing hightech training environment. The Chipola program also was named a Bellwether runner-up in 2006 and Floridas Best Business & Education partnership in 2004. Chipolas automotive technology program is centered on todays students. Instructor John Gardner says, Todays technologically savvy students grew up with computers, cell phones and video games. If we want a successful program in todays I want it now, microwave society our programs must evolve as well. In order to do so we had to reinvent the wheel. Gardner said outdated training videos and materials with voice over and slow animation were not holding the students attention. He and his assistant Chase Vlieg formed a partnership with the entertainment industry to create a new fast-paced Infotainment training system. Infobase Learning, Films Media Group agreed to work to produce an ASE Automotive Training Video Series. Brenton produces several successful TV shows, including Two Guys Garage, Truck Universe, Hi Rev Tuners, Shadetree Mechanic, Crank & Chrome and Wounded Worrier Series. The Chipola instructors starred in the new training series with help from industry partners Auto Value and A-Tech Automotive Training Systems. Gardner says, written, scripted, and on screen talent by two practicing automotive technology instructors with over 22 years of Each segment contains: Hands on Demonstrations, ism Dialogue, Motivational Tips, ASE Preparation & eos are 3-10 minutes each, and designed to be utilized on internet based programs or stand alone DVDs. Gardner says the series was strategically scripted and produced to meet the needs of todays automotive students, instructors and technicians. All videos are quick and to the point, with multiple shots at different locations, positive, bright and upbeat. The DVDs/curriculum package was designed to meet the needs of all three types of learners: visual, audio and kinesthetic. All content includes animation and graphics, close ups of components and parts labeling, ASE questions with highlighted answers, demonwith all parts labeled. All live demonstrations with tools and equipment involve the audience in the learning process. Any institution can implement the DVDs into their current program. ASE and NATEF correlations are an integral part of the curriculum package. Students and instructors can learn theory together and then reinforce the content technically with Gardner says the impact of the DVD series has been nationwide. Automotive publishers Infobase Learning, Films on Demand mar, Cengage Learning and Pearson are currently developing their automotive curricula with this system, either by emulation or direct utilization. Gardner says, Our goal is to train tomorrows workforce in a relevant and applicable way meeting the needs of present and future industries with teaching methods that reach todays students. mediagroup.com For information about Chipolas Automotive Technology program, call (850) 718-2306, or visit www. chipola.edu BEBES 5TH grade performs A Penguin CChristmas Dec. 9 CChipola Ford helps Auto Tech Program donating a 40th Anniversary MMustangChipola Ford recently donated a 40th Anniversary Mustang and thousands of dollars worth of automotive parts to the Chipola College Automotive Technology program. Here, Will Rogers of Chipola Ford (center) presents the Mustang to Chipola Automotive instructors John Gardner (left) and Chase Vlieg. BECOME A VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LLITEM FOUNDATIONPHONE (850) 410-4642HelpELP an AN abu ABUSeED, neglecteNEGLECTED orOR othOTH-erwi ERWISeE at AT -riRISK chilCHILD byBY becomingBECOMING a A VolunteerOLUNTEER GuarUARDianIAN a AD LitemITEM. scoveowocaaea dffeecea cdsfe

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 GARDENINGAdd a little frostiness to your Florida landscape with four decorative plantsIn Northwest Florida, the temperatures have been a bit warmer than some would like during a holiday season. If you have dreams of Jack Frost nipping at your nose or seeing your good friend Frosty the Snowman, take heart. Todays article will bring visions of winter wonderlands to your Florida garden.DIAMONdD FROST EEUpPHORBIA GRAMINEADiamond Frost Euphorbia is a jewel of a plant and one of the shining stars in the horticulture industry. Home gardeners will love the nonstop color, versatility and ease of maintenance this plant offers. From spring until fall frost, Diamond Frost Euphorbia produces clouds of dainty white bracts (colored leaves). It grows 6 to 12 inches tall and 20-plus inches wide. Its sprawling growth habit cascades over the within landscape beds. It also gives a dramatic solo performance in hanging mounds of color that look like snowballs in the summer landscape. The leaves of Diamond Frost Euphorbia are tiny, gray-green and masked by the colorful bracts and tend to fade into the background. Diamond Frost Euphorbia prefers morning sun, afternoon shade and moist, well-drained soil. It is selfbracts will wither and drop off, so they dont have to be removed by hand to maintain a neat appearance. Diamond Frost is moderately salt tolerant it can withstand the amount of salt encountered when planted 30 feet or more from the source of the salt. This plant is a member of the poinsettia family and produces a sticky latex-like sap when cut. Most people will have little or no reaction due to sap exposure. However, people with sensitive skin or latex allergies should be cautious when handling euphorbias. If you have ever experienced a skin irritation due to contact with poinsettias you should be cautious with all euphorbia. Although Diamond Frost Euphorbia is a summer annual, containerized plants can be over-wintered indoors in a bright, sunny location and then taken outside again after the last spring frost.IICEBERG RROSELooking for that wholesome white rose to add to your landscape? This troduced in 1958 and remains in the nursery trade. Its long pointed bud opens into a about 25 petals. Flowers form in roses and are scented with a honeylike fragrance. This vigorous upright grow er has light green leaves and feet tall and wide.SSNOW WWHITE T T OMATOTrue tomato lovers enjoy trying new varieties although growing them can be challenging in our Northwest Florida environment. If you crave a different-looking small tomato that delivers a big punch of sweetness, try the Snow White tomato. It is a cherry tomato but turns from white to pale yellow as it matures. They are just the perfect size for snacking or salads.FLORIdDA BBLIZZARdD C CALAdDIUMCaladiums are ornamental plants that display a wide diversity of leaf shapes, colors, and vein patterns that are rarely found in other cultivated plant species. Their colorful leaves grow well in summer heat and shady conditions. Developed by the University of Florida caladium breeding program, Florida Blizzard is an attractive addition to the white fancy-leaved cultivar group with its unique foliar color pattern. Released in 2001, it has white veins, large white blotches, and dark-green margins. These are just a few of the coolest plants around. So if Santa drops a gift card in your Christmas stocking this year, put a little frostiness in your Florida landscape. EDDIE NOBLES LAndND CleLEARinING Call Eddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas at 447-0849Located in Bristol Land clearing, excavation and root raking:ACCEPTING NNEW PPaA TIENTS www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTUREENTURE LABLAB ONON PREMISESREMISESSSame-Day SService on RR epairs & R R elines Bristol Dental Clinic Horticulture Florida winter strawberry PLANT CITY/DOVER Near-perfect weather conditions allowed Florida strawberry growers to kick off the harvest in late October. Thanksgiving weekend is typically the launch date of the winter picking season. Acreage this year is estimated at 11,000 about 1,000 acres over last year. Floridas cool nights and warm days have made the berries particularly sweet and the shipping quality is excellent, said Ted Campbell, Executive Director of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA). Florida strawberry growers are hopeful for mild weather through the season. Harvesting is underway. The size so far is medium to large and the berries are bright red, juicy and delicious. Demand for the ever-popular Festival variety is strong, but a newer, early variety-Radiance-is performing well. Volume will increase in mid-December. Baring a severe winter, we expect the season will run through March, Campbell continued. Greater production this year necessarily requires enhanced marketing efforts to create awareness and increase sales. One of the ways were taking on the challenge is by reaching out to chefs in Florida and nearby geographical areas to showcase our industry, said Sue Harrell, Director of Marketing for the Association. We will provide industry contacts to make sourcing our berries seamless. A Chefs Advisory Board nicate product attributes to consumers and foodservice professionals. Establishing relationships with executive chefs, research and product development experts and chef instructors teaching in accredited culinary academies is the best way possible to spread the word about our special strawberries. Were focusing on educating both seasoned chefs and the chefs of tomorrow about our industry from the farm to the table. Establishing and nurturing these valuable relationships is an integral program designed to develop new markets today and maintaining them in the future. One of my favorite new ways to enjoy Florida strawberries for Super Bowl celebrations is to dip them in chocolate and decorate them to look like footballs. Log on to www.strawberrysue.com to learn more about Harrell continued. States east of the Mississippi are target markets for Florida strawberries. The industry is also exporting Florida strawberries to buyers in Europe and Canada. After experiencing two consecutive years of freezing temperatures and heavy rainfall, growers are optimistic that mild weather will continue through the harvest season. Would you like a new adventure? Call Beth Eubanks, your full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or email at bethseubanks41@aol.com.

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 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 Bristolof Bristol Two locations to serve youBlountstown and Bristol Adams Funeral Home674-5449 or 643-5410Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com OBITUARY Telephone (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. MMarlon PeavyPeavy Funeral Home& CCrematoryJOhHN ILMARiI LLUUKKOBLOUNTSTOWN John Ilmari Luukko, 65, of Blountstown passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 in Panama City. He was born in Finland on June 30, 1946 to the late Ilmari and Maire Luukko. He loved to exercise and won many swimming awards as a boy in Finland. He lived in Blountstown for the last thirty years and worked as a carpenter. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Luukko. Survivors include his daughter, Michelle Hicks and her husband, Tom of Sherman, CT; his companion, Britta Norrholm of Blountstown and her sons, Robert and Ralph Norrholm; a sister, Annelli Luukko of Finland; and eight grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, and Ava Hicks and Ashley, Jake, Robert, Jr., Michael, and Kyle Norrholm. No services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by cremation. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to adamsfh.com.CCelebrate your loved ones this holiday season with CCovenant HospiceTallahass ALLAHASSEE During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is impor tant to remember the celebrate our loved ones while giving a meaningful gift in their honor or memory. Covenant Hospice invites all members of the Tallahassee community to a celebration of life at Publix at Village Square, located at 3521 Thomasville Rd. Keepsake ornaments in memory of a loved one are available for a donation to Covenant Hospice and they may be taken home or displayed on the Tree of Lights during the holiday season. A remembrance ceremony with a message of renewal and hope will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Publix Aprons Cooking School. Following the ceremony, Publix Aprons will provide refreshments and guests are invited to socialize The annual tradition of Covenant Hospices Tree of Lights holds a special place in the hearts of families and friends of Covenant Hospice patients and supports the funding of our chaplains, bereavement services, indigent care, and other unfunded programs. Covenant Hospice mitted to providing comprehensive, compassionate end-of-life care to our patients and their families in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties. For more information call 850-701-0137 or email LydiaClaire.Brooks@CovenantHospice.org. ITS VERY WiISE TO ADVERTiISE in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal and... CLJNews.cCOM Pierce is top of the line and meets all the new NFPA standards. It can carry up to 2,500 gallons of water, which is good news to the rural area Kinard VFD serves. Jody Daniels and Chase McClellan applied for the FEMA grant and was awarded $273,000, which allowed must supply 5% of the awarded amount of the grant. This was paid with funds raised at their annual Halloween carnival. Pictured McClellan, Lucious Rushing, Doyle Daniels, Nancy Newsome, Tammy Rushing, John Wesley Newsome, Jody Daniels, Jennifer the interior. LEFT: Fire Chief Doyle Daniels Chase McClellan and Dan Davis familiarize themselves with the pump controls.ANGIE DAVIS PHOTOS

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011MMinutes from the Nov. 10 Liberty CCommission meeting The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Johnson. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Dexter Barber, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Dick Stanley. Pledge of allegiance was led by Sue Roth. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular and emergency meeting held Oct. 6 and special meeting Oct. 20, 2011 was made by Barber, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to add Deborah Belcher and Road Department discussion concerning Pat Alfonzo was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve Ordinance #201101 repealing Ordinance #86-04 and #8702 and any other ordinance provisions was made by Williams, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve Ordinance #201102 requiring payments for collection services for unpaid garbage and water bills was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Debra Belcher gave an update on the Energy Grant. Motion to approve Proclamation declaring month of Nov. Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. A letter from Doug Thomas requesting permission to remove scrap metal from the old dump site at Neal Subdivision was read. No action taken. Motion to approve closing streets for the Christmas Parade on Dec. 10, 2011 starting at 6:30 p.m., starting at the footHwy. 20 E to Myers Ann Street, South made by Butcher, seconded by Barber and carried. Motion to advertise for a used mechanic service truck for the Road Department was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to give the Road Department two hours for attending the mandatory meeting was made by Butcher, seconded by Barber and carried. Pat Alfonso addressed the Board with her concerns of being written up by the Road Superintendent. Motion to terminate Pat Alfonso was made by Barber, seconded by Butcher, carried by Williams, and Johnson. Stoutamire voted no. Motion to appoint Dexter Barber as the new Chairman was made by Butcher, seconded by Williams, and carried. Motion to re-appoint Kevin Williams as the Vice Chairman was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to pay the bills was made by Williams, seconded by Barber and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Barber and carried. Warrant List & Numbers Operating Fund...4584 4604 Weatherization Fund...3689 3876 Payroll Fund...32338 32494 ________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Jim Johnson, Chairman The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Johnson. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Dexter Barber, Albert Butcher, and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Commissioner Davis Stoutamire. Pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Albert Butcher. Supervisor of Elections, Marcia Wood AutoMark Voter Assist Terminals with Election Systems and Software, LLC. The rental payment is $490 for each machine with a total of $3,920 per year will be made from her budget. Also Election Systems and Software will buy back old equipment at $250 each for 11 units, a total of $2,750. Motion to approve two contracts, one for rental and one for buy back, was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to combine Precinct #1 with #3 and #7 with #6 for the Republican Ballot for the Presidential Primary for this election only and to notify each Republican voter by mail was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Barber and carried. Re-districting needs to be done by 2013. Mrs. Wood requested that the Board not start this process until after the elections. Motion to adjourn was made by Butcher, seconded by Barber and carried. ______________________________ Charla Kearce, Deputy Clerk Jim Johnson, ChairmanNov. 3 special meeting minutes from the Liberty CCo. CCommission The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dexter Barber. Present were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover and Clerk Robert Hill. The opening prayer was given by Chairman Barber. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commissioner Stoutamire. Road Superintendent Jim Shuler recommended to the Board that Pat Alfonso be reinstated to her position at the Road Department. Motion by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried to reinstate Pat Alfonso. Motion to adjourn by Johnson, seconded by Williams and carried. ________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, ChairmanNov. 11 emergency meeting minutes The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dexter Barber. Present were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Attorney Tim Warner, and Clerk Robert Hill. The Prayer was given by Commissioner Stoutamire. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commissioner Williams. The meeting was recessed for executive session. The meeting was reconvened by Chairman Barber. Motion by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried for Clerk Hill to represent the Board in mediation of the Odom lawsuit. Motion to adjourn by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson and carried. ________________ ________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, ChairmanLiberty Commission holds executive session Nov. 22 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 MMullis MM.D. and Cataract SpecialistSmart Lenses SMDr. Mulliss Smart LensSM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses.Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation MMullis EEye Institute 4320 5th Ave. MMarianna(2 Blks from Jackson Hospital)(850) 526-7775 or 1(800)769-3429 We've got the fence posts to meet your needs.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 Liberty Post & Barn Pole Inc.

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 Carr Schools fourth graders share their Christmas wish list with Santa from the students in Sybil Plazarin and Jessica Hills classes Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies.WPHK RRadio K-102.7 FMWYBBT RRadio Y-1000 AM K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also air at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET.Swap Shop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes even longer!) Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away.K102.7 is the voice of the Liberty County Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers and the Florida GatorsDear Santa, All I want is Skyland Spyros Adventure and Jesus to have a happy birthday. The reason I deserve Skylands is because of my good deeds, like helping my dad work on are house is by following the smell of cookies and carrots and even tootsie rolls. JAY T. Dear Santa, How are you? I hope you arent sick of cookies because your gonna be stuffed after you leave my house. For Christmas I want a boomb box so I can play all my CDs on it while I play with my toys. I also want a Petra CD so I have more of their collection. I deserve the gifts I want because earlier in the year I helped my Pepa clear out a little of the woods in by looking for a fox hole in a yard. ALIYAS ATHAM Dear Santa, I want a soft pink rug for my room. I also would love a pink-zebra rhinestone phone cover for a chocolate touch. I think I deserve them because I have done extra chores house at 231 drive. KARAH LEE Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a handmade knife, a 20 gadge pump shot gun and last but not least I want 30 acres of land to go hunting on. I deserve these gifts because I wash the dishes every afternoon. You can a tree and climb back up it over and over again. CHRIS FINCH Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a sock monkey, a phone, a labtop, and a guitar. The reason I deserve these gifts is because I havent got any dots (a way of discipline). Santa of cookies and the sound of snoring. BREANNA VARNUM Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a Xbox 360 game called Call of Duty, World at War. I also want for Christmas a paint ball gun and helmet. Also I want a four wheeler. I have vacuumed and helped people whin they fall. I help them if there hurt or by going to the Frink sign in Clarksville, Florida and look for a address that has 48876013 on the mail box. GAGE BOND Dear Santa, I want a Blackberry for Christmas. I deserve this gift because I do what my mom and dad tell me to. Plus one day I forgot to clean my room so I got in trouble. The things I did this past year is helping in the yard and clean the bathroom. The way for the delicious cookies. CAYLEE RATLIFF Dear Santa, I would like a phone. I should deserve this gift because I made As house in Kinard (the small city). I cause you will smell the cookies a mile away and you know you will have to have some milk to wash it down. Merry Christmas and dont forget its Jesus birthday. SYDNEE PASS Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is the Skylanders Spyros Adventure video game, a few extra Skylanders (example: Cynder, Camo and Whirlwind) and just a bit of money (and Happy Birthday to Jesus of course). I have said yes maam, yes sir, no maam, no sir, Ive done well in school and Ive done what my parents have told me to. If you have road with trees all around and in an opening inside will be my house. JAMES ANDREW NICHOLS Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is some money please. I need money because well me and my parents are my house but anyway I hope Santa COLE Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a new 12 gage shotgun or four wheeler mostley an Xbox 360 or you can get me anything. Or you can get me nothing cause on my report card I had made FDDC. I deserve these gifts because I washed the car, done laundry, and hauled tons of lumber. will see a small dog and big dogs. TRENTEN Dear Santa, May I have a Miley Cyrus CD, cowgirl hat. I deserve things because I took out the trash, wash the dishes, went to sleep without playing, didnt play in the car. I was good my house because you are magical. You know where everybodys house is. This is why I love Christmas! CARRIE HANNA Dear Santa, I would love to have a new dog. I want a dog because they are playfull and loving and reall easy to take care of. The reason why I deserve a new dog is because I have been good all year. I have got out of bed on time and I have helped with some of the chores. Last I have done all that my mom has asked me even take pictures in a purple dress. That is why I think that I deserve a dog. Also Santa this is how you will Santa over here! BRITTLEY SANGSTER Dear Santa, I would like a set of Legos for Christmas it would be so cool. I have been good, I took out the trash, washed the dishes, feed my dog, helped my brother with his homework and have not back talked my parents. I will stand on my roof and my house. CECIL BRYANT Dear Santa, How are you? Christmas is coming soon. I think I know what I want it is a iPod. I think I deserve this I have been good a lot and I have did all my chores. If you dont know were my house is then look for a brik house at the county line and my house is lit up so I dont think it is going to be go down the chimney! ASHLEY BRAMBLETT Dear Santa, I know you are not real but I would want for Christmas is a new bike, a real monster truck, bow and arrow and a new rife. I deserve these things because I do dishes, clean room, clean bathroom and clean the yard. You have to get through the door because I do not have a chimney. I will be on the ceiling and have glowsticks and when I see you, I will make you be surprised. JAKE PATERSON Dear Santa, I wrote to tell you what I want for Christmas. I would like a DSI and a game to go with it. But I deserve these things because I help my little sister with her homework so I was good most of the year. I shouldnt have to tell you where I live. You were there last year. HANNAH TYLER Dear Santa, I dont really want anything for Christmas but one thing. That one thing is to celebrate with my family. That would be the best thing ever. Then I could remember the time I got all of the family over. I deserve this because I have been good plus we havent had the family over four house with your navigation. JONI SMITH Dear Santa, I know its not Christmas but, Merry Christmas anyway. What I want for Christmas is an air hogs remote controlled jet. I heard they can be tons of fun. I dont really care what color you get me so you dont have to ask me. I dont think I deserve it though because Ive been getting into trouble lately. Not at school but at home. Well maybe youll change your mind. If not, then its okay, besides Ive been saving money just in case. But the only way is if you look at a map. And I dont have a chimney. ALEX DEGOLYERApalacheeTheRR estaurant Hwy. 20, Bristol 643-2264$25 CALL US TO PRE-ORDER YOURTODAYSee CCHRRISTMMAS LEETTERERS continued on page 24

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011CARR ScCHOOLsS ChristmasLLETTERRSContinued from page 23Dear Santa, I wont for Christmas is a DSI and a new cell phone and a laptop for Christmas. The reason why is I do the dishes, be nice to people and when someone heart my feelings I just walk away. Santa my house is in the woods. It is in on a dirt roude so dont miss it. ALICIA WALDRON Dear Santa, TV. I deserve it because I make straight As in class. During the day before Christmas I will sleep. You know why? Well, because I am gonna stay up all night. I will put a glow in the dark shirt and pants on and put glow in the me. I am gonna roll around in the yard like a pig all so I can get your attention. That is how BAILEE MILLER Dear Santa, I would like to have these four things for Christmas. One of the things I want for Christmas is a laptop. The second thing I want for Christmas is clothes for my cabbage patch doll. A third thing I want for Christmas is my room cleaned. Most of all is my family and you happy. Actually I want everybody to be happy. I deserve these things because I have been good to my family and friends. Ive took out the trash and put new trash bags in the trash can. Ive been doing the laundry. Ive been doyou ask? Well thats easy. You know where everybody lives. AUTUMN RAISBECK Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pogostick, a deck of Pokemon cards, nerf gun, Hot Wheels, Bakugaun, lego blocks, Chemistry set. I deserve these things because I have done my house because you know everything. Dont go through the chimney. Its falling apart. STONE TAYLOR Dear Santa, I want these things for Christmas. Number 1 is a lap top. The second thing I want is a phone. The third thing I want is a four wheeler. I deserve these things because Ive been with my sister for a second! That is a world I will be standing on my roof with Christmas lights all over me and I will be saying, Santa, Santa! Over here! MADISON CONYERS Dear Santa, What I would love to have for Christmas is a new Wii game its called big game hunter 2012. The second thing I want is one of your elfs. I always help around the house. I help dad feed the chickens. Then I help mom wash the dishes. My house is on Miller Rd. My last name is called Miller. I will always keep cookies out for you Santa my house has more than watch out! CANE MILLER Dear Santa, How are you? This is what I want for Christmas, Cars two, cool gum like you got my and toas. I deserve these things because I have been a good boy most of the time. You the most beautiful lights. DARTANION HOPE Families gathered at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement on Dec. 3 to enjoy breakfast with Santa, who arrived ready to visit and take photos with children. RIGHT: David White and sausage. ABOVE CENTER: Maelee Hall has a serious talk with Santa about her gift options for this year. ABOVE RIGHT: Natalie Smith smiles as she has her photo syrup for Hunters pancakes. LEFT: Peggy Hall and Kristen enjoy the meal. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS WITHSantaBREAKFAST

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25 Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus? I know you are getting ready for Christmas. Thank you for the bike I got last year. I was thinking if you could this year get me a Nintendo 3Ds. I think I need this because I have thinking of was cars two game for that 3Ds. I think I deserve this because sometimes I help my dad at work. Another thing I was thinking of was a RC Racer. I think I deserve this because I have been working hard in school learning my multiplication facts. Another thing I was thinking of was a gocart. I know gocarts are fast. I think I deserve this because I havent got in trouble for the past few days. Heres how to get to my house. Go right about one mile. Its the trailer beside a blue house and a little house. Ill leave cookies and milk on the table next to the couch. COLE FIELDER Dear Santa, I hope you get dazzled by my amazing Christmas tree this year. How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? I hope you have a jolly Christmas and Christmas Eve. Santa I must warn you to be careful coming to my house we might accidently shoot your reindeer mistaken for a regular deer. We have tree stands all around my farm. Its a living death trap. There is only one thing I want this year, a disk cleaner set. I think I deserve this because I do my work willing with a happy attitude. I do my chores, and I always work hard in school so please give me go straight down to the farm. Im the gray house to the right. A dazzling Christmas tree will be waiting. SHAWN DEES Dear Santa, What is going on up in the North Pole? Are the raindeer ok? I hope give us presents. I hope you bring me a watch and a phone for Christmas. I think I deserve these gifts because I did my chores and I bought food for my family and my dog. I hope I am not on Santas naughty list I will not get any presents on Christmas Day. Santa, I live in a white house with a red mustang and a green Ford truck. I will leave you cookies and milk on the table. I hope you have a nice trip to Florida and I hope the weather is good. BRAYLAN HILL Dear Santa, How long does it take you to deliver toys all around the world? How is Mrs. Claus doing? Am I still on the nice list? Well, if I am Id like a gokart and a PS3 with two cordless controllers but most importantly I want to hear the reindeers hooves hit my roof on Christmas Eve. The only reason I want the presents is cause Ive never had on before, Santa and Ive been nice and my parents love me. I live in mobile home and have a barn shaped storage shed. TYLER VOWELL Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus? Is it fun in the North Pole? Thank you for my Wii that you brought me last year. I hope you make me something good like you did last year. This year I want a Wii Fit and Just Dance 3. It would go with what you got me last year. I think I should get Wii Fit and Just Dance 3 because I have been good and I was on the honor roll I also do all my chores and help my mom around the house. Santa you will see my house. I have a lot of lights in my yard and two reindeer. It looks cute in my opinion. I will leave you a lot of cookies and milk by the tree. SHELBY ROBERTS Dear Santa, What is it like in the North Pole? I know you are getting ready to travel, but I want to tell you what I want. I want a DS some slippers and pjs. I deserve this because I clean, wash dishes and wash clothes. I live in a gray traler with four red vehicles. When you come I will have cookies and milk for you. WHITNEY PICKRON Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Clas? I know you are getting into complicated times so this year Im going to go easy on you. All I want is a new bike, a Nintendo licopter and last but not least an electric scooter. I think I deserve this because I say thank you, yes maam, no maam, yes sir, no sir and please. My house is the pail colored one with Christmas lights and reindeer food spread on the lawn. CARSON HATCHER Dear Santa, I would like a touch screen phone for Christmas. Ive been good this year. Ive done my chores. I feed the dogs. I rake the yard. I do the dishes. I walk to the dogs. I used to water the tomatoes, but our tomato plant died. You should know where Blountstown is. I live on Calhoun Ave. and 12th sreet. CALEAN WATTS Dear Santa, I have been an O.K. kid this year. I have opened the door for people and I let people skip me in line. I really hope you will bring me a Playstation 3, Madden 12, Infamous, Infamous2 and college football 12. Grand Ridge on Bailey Street, then turn left, then go street, next turn left again. TAVIS SIMPSON Dear Santa, I know I havent been the best boy. I probably shouldnt have done what I did and I feel sorry and if you still forgive me please try to get me what I want like a phone-straight talk, a radio with big speakers. The good things I did were, watch out for my little sister, feed the chickens, and do my chores. My house is on 12th St. and it has lights on everywhere. ALEX PITTMAN Dear Santa, How are you doing this year? I want to design my own Nike tennis shoes for Christmas and when I tell my parents what I want for Christmas they tell me you have to show you want it, by like being nice to people and helping people. The night before Christmas I will bake cookies the house. And Ill be good for the rest of the year and on Christmas morning if I dont get what I want its ok, because all I need is my family. They take care of me. They help me and I know theyre here for me and Santa thats all I need. SUmmerMMER HillILL Dear Santa, I want a laptop for Christmas. I really deserve it because I have been a good girl. I make all As on my report card. I clean my room every other week. I am nice to my friends. I dont talk back to the teacher. I do very good on my work. Please bring me a laptop. If you were wondering how to get to my house just look for a brick house with blue trim. I live in Blountstown Florida 32424 is the zip code. GRACE MCGILL Dear Santa, How are you? Have you been feeling well? This year I would like roller scates and a digital camera and a happy Christmas holiday. Ive tried very hard to be nice this year. I made all As, I have no checks and I work very hard. Ive helped my mom wash clothes, fold clothes and decorate for Christmas and that was hard. How can you get to my house, you say? It is easy. You type in my name Sarah Shuler on your So maybe I can get what I want for Christmas? Thank you for your time. SarahARAH ShHUlerLER Dear Santa, Ive been good and all I really want is a DVD player, and I hope it comes with a case and head phones. Ive been good. I tried to help my sisters, say yes, mam, no mam, no sir, yes sir, and thats why I should get them. JOANNA NICHOLE HOOD Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want a new four wheeler. I think I deserve a new four wheeler because I help people and I do all my work. One time I helped a kid pick up his books. Thats why I deserve a new four wheeler and maybe some money. My house is at Dessy Stone Road. CHRIS SAPP Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a new Ipad touch, boots and hot glue sticks. Ive been doing all my work listening to my teacher, daddy and moma. My mom took me to ALCO there was two ladies. They had string stuck in a well, so I helped and got it out. If you see Big Bends you turn on Jane St. keep on going until you see blue that is my house. SHANIA KNOWLES Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is some new PSP games and some Wii games and an Xbox 360. I think I deserve these games because I always help my cousin, Qua, out. I am nice to my friends and help them too. Santa ing to put on lots of lights and I will stand outside and yell your name. POLA MCCLOUUD Dear Santa, How are you? Because Im great. For Christmas I want boots, hot pink camera and a slide phone. I have tried to be nice to my sister and I have not gotten any checks. Another reason I deserve boots, camera and slide phone is, I have helped my mom and dad a lot. Like yesterday my mom asked me to put a way all the candy cane boxes and I said okay mom. I think I deserve them for those reasons. I live in Blountstown just about 10 min. from the school. You just turn on to a paved road and look for a big brick with lights on the bushes. I will open the chimney for you and leave milk and pie. ISABELL HOLLOWAY Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want an air hog blue sky. Go into Blountstown then go to the moble RV park. Then go to number, I cant remember. I have been good this year I have no checks. I had not got in home. QUUIN CARGILE Dear Santa, This is what I want for Christmas, a bike and Xbox 360, a PSP and a phone. I deserve it because I been good to my mom and daddy by cleaning the house. And you get there in the quarters on Pear Street. DARION SIMMONS Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a 3D DS and a new bike. I had never got a check in school before. Also I dont get in trouble and I work hard in school and I also get good grades. That is why I think I should get 3D DS and a new bike. If your wonderyour rainder GPS. Just type in Brian one more thing, thank you. BRIAN MARTINEZ Dear Santa, I write this letter to tell you what touch and I want an electric skooter with a seat on the back and clothes. I live on River St. Go down the road an look for a light brown and dark brown trailer. TAMIRA BLACK Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is an electric scooter with a seat on it and one more thing a big big baby doll head so I can do its hair. Why I deserve it is I am nice. Go down scrat and you will take a right and you go to see a crave and you see a blue house. ZIATORIA NIKKOLE ZIGGLER Dear Santa, I want an Xbox 360 for Christmas. I have been good for my parents and my papa and granny. Ive been doing my chore Ive been taking out the garbage let me tell you where I live. I live on 22nd street youll see a grape tree as big as an elephant turn left and youre there. I hope I see it under the tree. NOAH GRANTHAM Dear Santa, I have been bad I know you know it. lot. I have never been good but this years Christmas I will. This year I want Pokemon cards, a Pokemon games PSP, Playstation 2, PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DSI XL, 3Ds and a Wii. The good things Ive done is that I never got in trouble at school. I have been a good boy to my teachers. I have done my chores and been nice to my friends. One of the friends I made this year is Brian. He is a good boy he likes the same things I like. I live in Bristol. Ill give you the directions turn on the street where Subway is but dont go into Subway. Just go on the road. After that look for the house that has the color brown and white. A brown van is parked in the front there are to many trees in the way when you look for it makes sure it is on Baker Street and thats my house. SAUUL PUUENTE Dear Santa, I would like one of those Crayola Crayon Makers, where you put broken crayons in the machine and you colors, 4 colors, 6 colors, 8 colors, even 10 colors in one crayon, realChristmas. I deserve these because I am making good grades and being good on the bus, cleaning up after playing and being nice. I have two house I live in, but Ill still tell, Abe Springs across from Miny Lee Road and somewhere in Blountstown. KIRSTEN SCARABIN Dear Santa, I would like a big stuffed dog, a Nintendo DSI and even new shoes. Why I deserve these things is I work hard in school. I listen to the teacher. I help my mom to do the sister sometimes. But then when we stop we just laugh, but I dont know why. I help my mom take care of my baby brother. I sometime try to make him stop crying. Thats why I think I deserve it a little. I live beside the new middle school, in front of a little school for little kids. Mine is the second house. DANIELA MARTINEZ Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a DS and a DSi XL, and a scooter and clothes and shoes, and a four wheeler and a dirt bike and iPod. I deserve these items because Ive been trying to be a good girl in school. I work hard in classes. I dont curse. I do what grown ups tell me to do. I open doors for people. Oh, by the way, let me explain how to get to my house. Okay, you know where the Piggly Wiggly is right? So you keep going and stop at the stop sign and take a right and you see a shop and take another right. Then you go to the end of the road and make a left. Go down that road you see trailers and youll see SHATASHIA DEVEAUUX Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want an iPad touch. I want an iPad touch because I was being very, very good and I did tell my chores at home like cleaning my room making my bed and doing the dishes. One big thing I was very good for is helping people that are in need like donating clothes and food. That is why I want an iPad so much. Oh yeah how is Santa going to get to my house? ALAJAH GODWIN from the students at Blountstown Elementary School in Sandy Willis & Kim Peacocks classesSee CCHRRISTMMAS LEETTERERS continued on page 30

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Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011Two four-wheelers, $2,500 OBO. Call 643-8877. 12-7, 12-142003 Polaris Sportsman 700 V-twin, 440 miles, garage kept, great for work or play, $4,700. Call 643-8715. 12-7, 12-14 AUTO ACCESSORIESTwo B BF Goodwrench tires, 28570-R17, $500. Call 544-8966 or 237-1730. 12-14, 12-21Plastic truck bedliner insert, 4 1/2x8, $50 OBO. Call 556-7019. 12-14, 12-21 HUNTING & FISHINGRRuger New Vaquero C Colt .45, long barrel, $500. Call 557-3343. 12-14, 12-21Oak gun cabinet, holds 10, plus storage compartment, $375. Call 643-8715. 12-7, 12-14MMossberg pump shotgun 835., full turkey choke, $200; Remington pump 6 mm, has 3x9x40 mm Nikon scope, $400. Call 6436808. 12-7, 12-1412 ft. Welded boat, 30 hp Johnson, ft. ctr. trolling semi-v motor, on trailer, $5,000 OBO. Call 6432390. 12-7, 12-14Buy, sell and trade in the CAMPERS2003 Flagstaff 5th wheel camper, like new condition inside and out. Updated interior, 4 brand new tires, brand new AC unit, $9,300. Call for more information 6436180 or 643-1650. 12-7, 12-14 camper 26 ft., with slide out, AC, excellent condition, parked in Bristol. To see, call (715) 661-1038. 12-7, 12-14 APPLIANCES36 Gas range, electric stove top, range hood, three electric dishwashers, Kirby vacuum cleaner with all attachments, excellent condition, Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center, Hwy. 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFNEEstate washer, heavy duty, super en months old, $150; Small Haire freezer chest, $40, seven months old. Call 643-4939. 12-14, 12-21Kenmore refrigerator, side by side, $150. Call 674-3264.12-7, 12-14 FURNITUREBBeautiful roll top desk with middle drawer. Natural wood grain, $125. Entertainment Bar 6 long, 24 wide, 3 10 tall with tiled apron and top. Padded around tiled top with brown leather. Ornate carved base, $200. Call 674-8376. 12-7, 12-14BBeautiful carved ornate 4 panel room divider; each panel is 20 wide; natural wood grain, $200. Call 674-8376. 12-7, 12-14BBedroom suite. Dresser with mirror and 6 drawers. Mattress double bed. Light varnished wood grain. Excellent condition, $200. Light brown varnished wood grain dresser with 6 drawers with mirror, $30. Call 674-8376. 12-7, 12-14 CChocolate brown sectional, $350 OBO. Call 447-4803.12-7, 12-14Kitchen tablecellent condition, $75; couch, under one year old, $400 OBO. Call 510-6387. 12-7, 12-14 TRUCKS1988 GMCMC Topkick water well drilling rig, Arco top head drive, 3x4 Mission pump, 3 cyl. Gardener Denver air compressor and 1991 International 1600 gal. water truck, $30,000 for both, possible 12-7, 12-14 CARS1997 R Regal Grand Sport, good condition, strong engine 3800, good body, dependable transmission, $2,000 OBO. Call 643-2616. 12-7, 12-14 MOTORCYCLES & ATVS1100 Harley Davidson, belt drive, $2,500. Call 814-7454. 12-7, 12-14 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 SALE $25; Disney VHS movies, $2; 19 TV, $10; Hot Wheels collection, tracks and travel tracks with case; Little Pet Shop lots of bobble heads, Little Pet Shop town; My Little Ponys. Call 643-2327 or 597-3186. 12-14, 12-21CChristmas lights, starting at 25 per box, will sell all for one price. Call 674-8992. 12-14, 12-21, includes mat that is valued at $100, asking $400 OBO; Ab Lounge ter 5 p.m. (CT). 12-14, 12-21Kerosene heater, best offer; miscellaneous furniture; toddler bed; baby buggy. Call 674-3264. 12-14, 12-21CCommercial security system with three cameras, $1,000 OBO. Call 643-8877. 12-7, 12-14Set It & Forget It R Rotisserie as seen on TV, $50. Call 674-8376.12-7, 12-14BBlack cashmere coat with real fur collar, $20; Nice sweater coat with matching dress; blue/gray size 12, $20. Call 674-8376. 12-7, 12-14Ladies clothing, After 6 p.m., or high quality, size 11/12, new; lovely ladies dressy crape pants suit, pale grey, never worn, still has tag, size 12. Call 348-3554. 12-7, 12-14CCompetition size foosball table, $100. Call 447-2698. 12-7, 12-14BBoys pants, 18 months, almost new, $2 each or make offer on bag. Call 567-3418. 12-7, 12-14Dean guitar with carrying case, $200. Call 510-6387. 12-7, 12-14Fabric by the yard, reduced prices; two strollers, one pink, one blue, $15 each; Christmas wreath, $15; black leather couch, $200; Flowered sleeper sofa, $150; assorted Christmas ornaments, from $0.50 and up. Call 674-3264. 12-7, 12-14Lots of C Christmas decorations, couch and love seat, good selection of clothes for entire family, dishes and other kitchen necessities and many other items. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN ELECTRONICSAiwa C CD stereo system three disc changer, dual tape deck, AM/ FM radio, two speakers and remote, $50 OBO. Call 819-9300. 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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. 1983 Leisure travel trailer, 32 ft., clear title, $1,400 OBO. Call 5106387. 12-7, 12-14 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT, spread axle, 48x102, good for hauling, military, $8,500. Call 674-8992. 12-14, 12-21CCraftsman leaf sweeper, $65. Call 643-3509. 12-7, 12-14 PETS/SUPPLIESDog houses, four medium size, from Altha Co-op. Good shape, free to home where pets dont have proper shelter. Large igloo in good shape. Call 228-5737. 12-14, 12-21 mix, female, two years old, needs a good home, very friendly, great with people, free to good home. Call (806) 474-5917 or 556-2479. 12-14, 12-21Pit puppies chocolate, buckskin and black, parents on premises. Call 209-0506 and 209-0528. 12-14, 12-21American White E English puppies, four males, parents on premises, ready to go. Call 762-3617. 12-14, 12-21, full-blooded, free to good home. Call 447-1131. 12-14, 12-21. Call 6436180 or 643-1650. 12-7, 12-14 good hunting dog. Call 643-2327. 12-7, 12-14Five free puppies, lab mix. Call 643-3321. 12-7, 12-14, three-month-old puppy, female, $100. Call 674-3033. 12-7, 12-14, female, one year old, very friendly and playful, mother on premises. Call 762-3370 or (202) 306-4821. 12-7, 12-14 LOST & FOUNDDog near Tolar School, 12-yearold small white and cream-colored female mix, answers to Little Bit or Bitters. Has one ear that is withered. Inside dog, not use to STARSCOPEFAMMOUS BBIRRTHDAYS Aries, pretending to enjoy something you dont like will not make for a productive week. Speak your mind. If something is bothering you, say so. Taurus, theres nothing mysterious about a presentation that is made, which earns your interest. This could be a good opportunity for a change if you pursue it. Gemini, you are trying to purchase something that has sentimental value but you cant in mind. Dont devote too much energy to the challenge. When someone at work makes an announcement, you are caught off-guard by the news. It will take you a few days to recover, but then its business as usual. The cliche, save for a rainy day was never more appropriate, Leo. Your rainy day has arrived, and you may need to tap into saved funds just to get along. acting irrationally, and thats not within your character. It could be time to step aside and regroup, which may paint a clearer picture of your behavior. You have nothing on your mind except having fun, Libra, and thats OK. Since youve been working so hard lately, its actually a good opportunity to do something to let loose. Scorpio, although things have been a bit hectic, you have found new strategies for not letting the stress affect your well-being. Youre enjoying the ride, instead. Sagittarius, organization at home can go a long way to bringing a new outlook on your life. Think about eliminating some of the clutter that has taken over. Its high time you share some of the responsibility with someone else, Capricorn. Managing everything yourself is a one-way ticket to getting stressed out. Thats not what you need. Aquarius, contrary to what you may believe, you cannot always be right in every situation. Thinking this way is counterproductive to your relationships and could affect friendships. Pisces. Examine all the ins and outs and consider all the pros and cons before committing.Week of Dec. 18 ~ Dec. 24DECEMBER 18 Christina Aguilera, Singer (31) DECEMBER 19 Jennifer Beals, Actress (48) DECEMBER 20 David Cook, Singer (29) DECEMBER 21 Ray Romano, Comic (54) DECEMBER 22 Ali Lohan, Model (18) DECEMBER 23 Eddie Vedder, Singer (47) DECEMBER 24 Stephanie Meyer, Author (38) the cold. Collar is missing. Call 447-1840 with any information. 12-14, 12-21 WANTEDTCC encore, 7mm or 300 win; Walther PK any caliber. Call 5735656. 12-14, 12-21TVs, computer parts, basically any electronics, working or not and scrap metal. We will pick up. Call 447-2885. 12-14, 12-21Plexi glass, 2x3, will pay. Call 643-1428 leave message. 12-7, 12-14 and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on Hwy. 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN. We will pick them up. Call 6435045 or 447-3819. 3-23 T. 12-28 HOMES & LAND4.8 Acres on Hwy. 12 N. Bundys Circle. Call 625-0404. 12-14, 12-21 YARD SALES B BRistolISTOL Saturday, Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon., 10422 NW West 1st St. in Neal Subdivision, toys, bunkbeds with full size mattress, clothes and miscellaneous items. Phone 643-2327. SUBSCRIPTION FORMThe Calhoun-Liberty Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321Name_____________________________________________ Phone___________________ EEmail ____________________GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION TO TO THEE CCALHOUN-LIBERBERTY House for Sale BBRistolISTOL(850) 643-6009

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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 BLOUNTSTOWN MAIN STREETS ANNUAL Tour o f HomesI called them and told them I just won a million dollars and I wanted a new Camaro. I never owned a new one, Hunt said. But before picking up his car, he had his ticket. He wasnt too happy about handing it over without getting any kind of a receipt. They had to take it behind the counter and scan it. They didnt give me nothing to tell me I had a million dollars, he said. I didnt get rowdy, but I asked a lot of questions and kept and eye on her the whole time, he said, adding, I didnt want the numbers to change while the ticket was back there. And while he did win a million dollars he came away with a little more than half after choosing the one-time lump-sum payment option which left him with $525,000 after taxes. He didnt want to spread out the money over 20 years, noting, Im already 63 years old. Other than having plenty of money in the bank, Hunt doesnt plan to make too many changes in his life. Im going to spend a little of it to try to make some money, he said, explaining that he plans to buy some equipment for his business, Hunts Garage. He wants to put in a front end alignment machine and may start selling tires. I aint got no intention of retiring right now, he said. While this certainly was his biggest win, it was far from his only good fortune with games of chance. This past July, he won $48,000 at an internet cafe in Quincy. A few years back, he won an outboard motor in Jasper, Tenn. And through the years, hes had plenty of healthy wins with lottery tickets sometimes a few dollars, sometimes a few hundred. On a recent trip to a Biloxi casino, he earmarked $5,000 to gamble with and lost it all. But on the way home, he stopped to get a couple of lottery tickets and won $190. As much as he enjoys the lottery, he doesnt recommend it to everyone, particularly those living with a tight budget. I would tell them dont spend your grocery money on a lottery ticket. It aint a guaranteed thing. Hunts longtime friend, Willie D. Wise, said the money wont change him a bit. Hes just as stubborn when hes broke as when hes got money, he said, adding, I dont care if hes got nine million dollars. Hes the same way all the time.ALTHAMMillionairecontinued from the front page Blountstown Main Street once again included a Bristol residence on this years Tour of Homes. Visitors who came to the Pea Ridge Road residence of Teresa Eubanks Friday night found plenty of holiday lights and a table full of treats to nibble on, including Doris Trayors famous bread pudding. LEFT: Brothers Ethan and Aidan Grover got to pick out a gift from Santas toybox as they left. BELOW LEFT: Shelby Roddenberry kept the guest book and handed out gift bags to visitors as they departed. CENTER: This Steampunk Christmas tree wore a top hat and was festooned with airships, mercury glass, compasses, cameos and clockfaces. BELOW: Johnny Eubanks donned a top hat, bow tie and vest before he conducted tours. ABOVE: One of the residents of the Cat Hall welcomes guests from the staircase. RIGHT: Nancy Stone and Edna Stephens sample the buffet.Become a VolunteerBecome a vital part of the advocacy team. Help an abused, neglected or otherwise at-risk child by becoming a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem. Discover how you can make a difference in a childs life.Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation PHONE (850) 410-4642

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29 HOLIDAY RECIPESFavorite holiday Christmas cookie recipes. Use these easy recipes for your Christmas cookies and gift giving projects.ristmas ookiesIn a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners sugar until light and and cornstarch; gradually add to Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, beat butter until desired; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.Nutrition Facts: 1 cookie equals 90 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 36 mg sodium, 11 g INGREDi I ENTS 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 cup cornstarch FRROSTING: 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar 2 tablespoons 2% milk 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract 2 to 3 drops red food coloring, optional 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candiesPEppPPERMINT MELTAWAYS In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. and salt; gradually add to the creamed late chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Divide dough in half. Shape into two 8-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dip half of the cookies in white coating; remaining cookies in dark chocolate coating. Place milk chocolate coating in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in one corner of the bag. Pipe designs on cookies. Let stand for 30 minutes or until set. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.Nutrition Facts: 2 cookies equals 247 calories, 14 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 82 mg sodium, 31 g carbohyINGREDi I ENTS 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon Spice Islands pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped almonds *1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips 12 ounces white candy coating disks, melted 12 ounces dark chocolate candy coating disks, melted 2 ounces milk chocolate candy coating disks, meltedCHOcC OLATE DIppPPEDc C OOKIES ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. INGREDi I ENTS 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup 2% milk 1 teaspoon Spice Islands pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries 3/4 cup chopped pecansCHERRY CHOc C OLATE N NUT COOKIESYield: 5 dozen. 60 Servings Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch CKids of all ages will want to pitch in when it comes time to roll the ropes of colored dough for these cute candy canes. Pepthrough, so the cookies taste as good as they look.In a large bowl, beat food coloring into one portion. Shape 1 teaspoon of white dough into a 6-in. rope. Shape 1 teaspoon of red dough into a 6-in. rope. Place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist. Place on an ungreased baking sheet; curve top of cookie to form handle of cane. Repeat with remaining dough, placing cookies 2 in. apart on baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before carefully removing to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 33 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 5 INGREDi I ENTS 1/2 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened 2 tablespoons all* 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 teaspoon red food coloringCANDY c CANEc C OOKIESEveryone in the family can have fun making these Candy Cane Cookies In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until blended. Beat in eggs, peel. Combine the and salt; gradually Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, redipping in sugar as needed. Place 1/4 teaspoon jelly in the center of each cookie. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 84 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, INGREDi I ENTS 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup canola oil 2 eggs 2 teaspoons Spice Istract 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup jam or jellyT TOppPPED SSUGAR COOKIESYield: about 3-1/2 dozen. 42 Servings

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has a suggestion for anyone shopping for a boater this holiday. A new, comfortable life jacket makes an ideal gift, and it could save someones life. A lot of people dont wear life jackets because they feel theyre uncomfortable, said Capt. Tom Shipp of the FWCs Boating and Waterways Section. However, with newer models, such as belt packs or suspenders, you hardly feel them. Replacing an old, bulky life jacket with a newer model makes a great gift. Belt-pack and suspender life jackets are after the wearer pulls a cord. Prices of the belt-pack and suspender life jackets start at approximately $60. Frequently, a life jacket can save a life during a boating accident, Shipp said. One of the main responsibilities for FWC safely. They often check boaters for adherence to safety regulations and educate them about safe boating practices. Unfortunately, at other boating accidents. Many people dont expect to need a life jacket, particularly if they feel they are good swimmers, Shipp said. However, when boating accidents happen, you may not be able to rely on your swimming skills. Many of the boating accidents the FWC investigates involve drowning deaths. Last year, there were 79 boating fatalities 49 of them by may have saved those lives and recommends boaters wear one at all times on the water. Bottom line: If you fall overboard with a life jacket on, your chances of survival are greatly enhanced. This holiday season, the gift of a life jacket could be a gift of life. For more boating safety information, visit MyFWC. com/Boating or call (850) 488-5600. Page 30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 Dear Santa, My name is Sabry Cook I am ten years old and I have the same initials as you. Are you excited about Christmas as much as I am? This year for Christmas I want an I pad 2. I think I deserve an I pad 2 because I made all As on my report card and Ive been really nice. I help with a lot of chores around the house like cloths, dishes and I clean my room. When I make good grades I dont ask to eat out because I know that Christmas is coming up. Heres how to get to my house in case you get lost I have a tree house in my yard a golf cart and a dog pen around back. I will leave cookies for you. Sincerely, SABRY COOK P.S. You better hurry up that is if you want some cookies. Dear Santa, How are the reindeer? My mom said if I want something good I have to be good. Is it true? I will leave some cookies for you and Mrs. Claus. Can you give me a Xbox 360 and a D.S. I deserve it I was a good boy all year. O yea. I live Hidden Creek Trailer Park. If me. I got a BIG boat in my yard you cant mis it. I hope the wather is good on Chrismas eve. Have a Your friend. DANNY STALLWORTH Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus and the reindeer doing? Thank you for the gifts you gave me last year. I liked them very much. The reason Im writing this letter is because I would like to know how are doing and you need to know what I want for Christmas so you can bring them to me. I think I deserve a puppy and a stuffed animal because I have been a good girl all year and I helped people like my mom and my dad when they need my help. Then you need to know where I live. I live on a road called Orange St. I am a little white house on the left side of the road. I have a little Christmas tree on my front porch at my house. I think youll see my house because it has lots of lights. Merry Christmas! ChloHLOE Taylor AYLOR P.S. I promise to put cookies under the tree for you. Dear Santa, How are you and your reindeer? I know you are getting ready for Christmas. This year I want an Xbox 360 because I have been working really hard. Another thing I want for Christmas is a NFL 49ers jersey set. I deserve this because I practice not getting mad all the My house is a trailer in Clarksville, FL. I live on Melvin Road. I have a Christmas lights in my front yard. I to go through the door. I know you might be tired of milk so I will leave you coca-cola and cookies. Merry Christmas. GREEGORY FIEELDS Dear Santa, How is it up there in the North Pole? I know you are getting ready for Christmas and making all the presents. Tell Mrs. Claus I said hi. Are the reideer ready for their for Christmas this year. I deserve this because I have done my chores that I was supposed to do. That would be nice of you to bring that stuff. Thank you for my shoes you got me last year. I will leave you some cookies and milk under the tree. If you have a gps you can look up my house. It is white with blue outlines. Your friend. CortnORTNEyY HollidayOLLIDAY Dear Santa, How are you and the reindeer up in the North Pole? I know you are getting busy in your workshop but I just wanted to ask you for one thing for Christmas. The one thing I want for Christmas is a snowglobe. The reason I think I deserve a snowglobe is because I have helped my mom pick up the house. This is how my house looks so you dont get lost: There is a ramp that goes up to the door with brightly colored lights on the railings. We live right behind Simmons Creek. Our house has blue and green trim and the base color is white. I hope you dont get lost. The chimney will be open for you and the milk and cookies will be left out for you. Hope you have Christmas. ClaraLARA MEdinaDINA P.S. Beware of the dog! Dear Santa, I hope you can come see me on Christmas so you can see my Christmas tree. I cant wait for you to come and see me. What I want for Christmas is a paintball gun and a Xbox 360 I also would like a game for my Xbox 360. That is all I want for Christmas I deserve it because I do dishes at my house and at my dads house. I live on Gum Street in Pine Island. I will leave the front porch light on for you. KEENTRON SMITH Dear Santa, How are your reindeer? Hopefully you can come to my house on Christmas E Eve night and wrap me an I-pod touch that says To: Kaleb. The reason I want an Ipod touch is because you can get on the internet and you can watch t.v. shows. I deserve one because Ive done these chores. I have washed dishes, raked the yard, and folded clothes. Thats why I think I deserve an I-pod touch. I live in the big, whitish, tanish house. With the green van and red car. I will leave you some cookies on the computer desk. Sincerely your friend. KalALEbB BurchURCH Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? How are the raindeer? First of all I want a Nintendo 3DS, a really big stuffed tiger and a phone. I am a very good kid. I help my 95 year old grandma. I cook food with her. I also help my mom cook dinner and help my grandma make crafts. Sincerely, REEAGAN MEEARS P.S. Have a jolly Christmas. Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus? I know that you and Mrs. Claus are getting a lot of Christmas lists Let me tell you what I want for Christmas. What I want is an Ipod touch, electric scooter and a bike. Those are the top three things on my list but there are 10 more things I want. The reason why I deserve these presents is because Ive been making good grades in 4th grade. Santa Claus I live on River Street behind the court house. I have a fence around my house with a dark chocolate dog inside the fence. P.S. Bring Mrs. Willis some dry erase markers and Ms. Mallory and her kids some cookies. Sincerely, LADASHIA TRAVIS Dear Santa, How are you and your wife? Tell the elves I said thank you for delivering to our house. When you come to my house I will make sure yall have some fresh batch of cookies and warm chocolate milk. Im gonna be in my room waiting for the morning so I can open my presents. Santa what I want for Christmas is an electric scooter for Christmas and some DSI sticks. I want some more stuff but Im not gonna be greedy to ask for so much. Merry Christmas to yall and to all a goodnight. ASIA FAULK Dear Santa Claus, How have you been? I have been good this year. My house is at Gretna with all the Christmas lights and reindeer on the roof. We have a white tree. I left you a treat under the tree and some milk. What I want for Christmas is a laptop. I think I deserve a laptop because because I do my chores around the house. Ill be waiting for you to come and give me presents. Your friend. JAUVILLEE MARTIN Blountstown Elementary Schools ChristmasLETTERScontinued from page 25 JOB MKT HEELP WANTEEDService Aide neededCCalhoun C County Senior C Citizens Association, Inc. will be accepting applications for a Service Aide. Duties will include homemaking, respite care, companionship, and personal care duson must also have a Florida drivers license, reliable transportation, a high school diploma, pass FDLE background screening, and drug test. This Application deadline will be Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at 4:00 PMM. Applications may be picked up at 16859 NE Cayson Street, Blountstown, FL. NO PHONEE CCALLS PLEEASEE. CCSCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PUBLIC AUCTION 1997 Green Ford Lariat pickup Vin #1FTDX1766VKCC25466 FWC moves to protect tiger sharks, hammerheadsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) moved to prohibit the harvest of tiger sharks and three species of hammerheads from state waters in an effort to further protect these top predators that rely on Florida waters to survive. day of the Commissions two-day meeting in Key Largo. Sometimes the appropriate measures of conservation are the problems we said Commissioner Brian Yablonski. The new measures, which also prohibit the possession, sale and exchange of tiger sharks and great, scalloped and smooth hammerhead sharks harvested from state waters, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. These sharks can still be caught and released in state waters and can be taken in adjacent federal waters. The change got its start in 2010, after concerned citizens, shark researchers and shark anglers expressed their desires to the Commission to see increased protections for sharks. Florida waters offer essential habitat for young sharks, which is important for species such as the slow-to-reproduce tiger shark, which takes about 15 years to reach maturity. Sharks have been strictly regulated in Florida since 1992, with a one-shark-perperson, two-sharks-per-vessel daily bag limit for all recreational and commercial nerable or rare shark species are catchand-release only in Florida waters. The FWC is also working on an eduand handling techniques that increase the survival rate of sharks that are caught and released while ensuring the safety of the anglers targeting them. ing, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing and either Recreational Regulations or Commercial. FWC suggests life-saving holiday gift for boaters

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Page 32 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 Winter Wonderland in the ParkBetween high gas prices and cona nice Christmas is out of the picture breaking the bank! Wrap a note in a box with instructions You dont have to spend a lot to have a wonderful ChristmasThe Winter Wonderland Express at Veterans Memorial Park took riders on a holiday excursion of lights, music and fun when they began their Christmas season schedule last week. Members of the Bristol Church of God took part by serving as elves and portraying a live manager scene. RIGHT: Maze Holmes sped around in an elfsized convertible. LEFT: Dillinger Holmes may have been dressed as a Wise Man but it didnt mean he had to give up a modern luxury as he plugged in the earbuds of his iPod while waiting to take his place in the nativity scene. SHEELBBY RRODDEENBERRBERR Y PHOTOS



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Speak Up!...15 Redneck Christmas Parade rolls through Scotts Ferry...13 School news...18, 19 Gardening...20 Sheriff's Log.....2 Community Calendar.....4 Commentary.....6, 7 Farmer's Almanac.....11 Birthdays......12by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorAn Altha man has been arrested for driving while license revoked and causing a death in the June 7, 2011 crash that killed his wife. Robert Eugene Keith, 51, was charged with the third-degree felony on Monday. He is being held on $10,000 bond in the Calhoun County Jail. Keiths wife, Bonnie Keith, 50, died at the scene when the minivan he was driving overturned off Hwy. 71, south of J.P. Peacock Road at 11:30 a.m. on June 7. Others on the road that day noticed Keiths 2002 Chevrolet Venture traveling erratically just before the wreck. Tommy Varnum of Bristol reported that the van had passed him at about 65 mph. He was forced to slow down to let Keith pull The van drove up quickly behind another vehicle and appeared to nearly hit it before pulling out to pass, Varnum said. He said the front right door of the van opened as it was still traveling and the passengers head and leg were sticking out. The door slammed shut just before the van began swerving, went across the road and crashed. When the van went toward the shoulder of the road, Keith overcorrected in an effort to return to his lane. The van skidded across the road, hit a pine tree, spun around and overturned onto its roof. His wife was killed and Keith was taken to Bay Medical Center with critical injuries. Neither of them had their seat belt on. Keith later told investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol that he and his wife had been arguing. He said she had tried to jump out of the van and grabbed the steering wheel, causing him to lose control. Keith was previously convicted on two counts of DUI and one count of driving while license suspended or revoked. All three charges occurred in Liberty County.Altha man charged with causing wifes death in vehicle crash ROBERT EUGENE KEITH Hosford teen OK after totaling truck...3 Water Mgt. District hosts Blountstown meeting...9 Holiday train rides.....32 Breakfast with Santa....24 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY J OURNAL Volume 31, Number 50 Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 CLJ News.com Altha mechanic wins $1 million with scratch-off lottery ticketEven after winning $1 million, Earl Hunt says hes going to continue to operate his repair service in JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOT O by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorAfter a morning of working in his repair shop on Main Street in Altha, Earl Hunt heads down the road to the Southern Express convenience store for lunch, where he buys a drink, a pack of crackers and a couple of lottery tickets. Thats his daily routine. But last Wednesday was anything but routine when he won the biggest jackpot of his life. $100,000, he said, explaining that he failed to scratch all the numbers off the Florida Millionaires Club ticket. He handed it over to the clerk who put it in the machine to verify his winnings but instead of giving a total, the machine directed him to contact After another look at the ticket, he realized he had won a million dollars. It wasnt long before he got up with his wife and stepdaughter and the three of them headed to the They left in a 2006 Chrysler Dodge Caravan but his stepdaughter had to drive back alone. Earl and his wife, Betty, stopped by a car dealership and picked up something sporty to drive home: A $48,000 black 2012 Camaro with red stripes.See ALTHA MILLIONAIRE continued inside on page 28THE Lights ofLIBERTYDowntown Bristol was aglow Saturday night as the annual Lights of Liberty Christmas Parade went through town. Phil and B onita Deck, shown above, was selected as this years Parade G rand Marshal. Bonita is a ballet teacher with many students who take part in programs at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. See more of the parade inside on pages 16 and 17. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOT O INSIDE Man charged with child abuse of grandson...2 hidden under blanket...2Letters to SantaFind out what kids want this year and see the directions they give Santa so hes P AGES 23, 24, 25 & 30

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 ARREST REPORTScompiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks C A L H O U N C O U N T YDec. 05 Clarence Reed, non-support, CCSO. Dec. 06 Bradley Allen Pitts, VOP, CCSO. Clifton L. Stevens, III, child support, CCSO. Dec. 07 Nicholas Rance Tucker, possession of cannabis m/t 20 grams with intent to sell, CCSO. Gerald Tommy Webb, burglary of a structure, larceny over $300, VOP, damage to property, criminal mischief over $200, CCSO. Dec. 08 Joshua Crawford, child support, CCSO. Dec. 09 Aaron Burkes, VOP, CCSO. William Aguiar, child abuse, CCSO. Dec. 11 Richard Flanders, battery (domestic violence), CCSO. Jose Ruiz-Garcia, no valid drivers license, CCSO. Wilber Murray, driving with license suspended or revoked, CCSO.L I B E R T Y C O U N T YDec. 05 Calesta Manasco, escape, criminal mischief, LCSO. Albert Marshall, littering, LCSO. Dec. 06 Charles Over, serving seven days, LCSO. Jonathan Petty, failure to appear, LCSO. Dec. 07 Reggie Thomas, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church, possession of methamphetamine, LCSO. Sabrina Allen, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church, holding for CCSO, LCSO. Dec. 09 Lisa Ammons, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Dec. 10 Johnnie Petty, burglary of a conveyance, domestic battery, resisting arrest without violence., LCSO. SH ER IFFS LOG Blountstown Police Dept.Dec. 5 through Dec. 11, 2011 Citations issued: Accidents...............00 .................10 Special details Business alarms.....01 Residential alarms..........01 C omplaints Arrested? *Call for a free consultationJason D. Winn, P.A. (850) 222-7199 intent to sell marijuana near churchTwo people were arrested at Lot #12 on Rock Bluff Road in Bristol after members of the Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force served a narcotics search warrant. Task Force members entered the home through the unlocked front door after announcing their presence and knocking on the front door at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, according to a report from the Liberty County Sheriffs Found inside was Reggie Thomas, 32, and Sabrina Allen, 28. They were brought to the living room while the home was searched. A purple bag containing 16 small plastic bags of marijuana was found in Thomas bedroom. He told investigators the marijuana was for his personal use. Nearby was a set of digital scales with residue later Another set of digital scales was found on top of the central heating unit. Both were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church and possession of methamphetamine. They are being held without bond. SABRINA ALLEN REGGIE THOMASA Calhoun County man who got angry when his wife said she was too sick to take him to a doctor was arrested for domestic battery after he reportedly pushed her down in their yard and grabbed her by the throat. Richard Flanders, 47, became angry when his wife, to have his injured foot checked on around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Instead, she called a friend to her home to come pick her up, but when her friend arrived, she felt she was too ill too leave. Flanders was charged with domestic battery and taken into custody that night.A Blountstown man living under house arrest is facing several charges after a family friends missing was found covered by a blanket on his bed. When Bradon Ladonna Kimbrel returned to her Altha home around 4 p.m. Dec. 7, she found her front door unlocked and her Wii game console sensor on the front porch. She walked in and saw that her Wii and stereo were still there but realized that screen t.v. was gone. Tosha Webb, 32, who lives with her parents and her brother, Gerald Thomas Webb, 28, told a deputy that when she and her brother stepped outside one evening to smoke a cigarette, he told her, Im gonna go get recalled his comment when she later went to visit Kimbrel and learned stolen. Deputies went to the home of Gerald Thomas Webbs mother, Mary Folsom, and asked her son about the theft. He denied knowing anything about it. His mother allowed deputies to search the home and they came up empty-handed, but as they left, they noticed Webb coming out of a storage building north of the home. After getting permission to search that building, deputies discovered the on a bed, covered by a black blanket that did little to disguise the outline of the stolen t.v. After his arrest, Webb stated that he went to Kimbrels home around 11 p.m. on Dec. 6, entered through an unlocked door and took the t.v. He is charged with burglary of a structure, larceny over $300, violation of probation, damage to property and criminal mischief over $200. He is being held in the Calhoun County Jail on $30,000 bond.57-year-old grandfather arrested for abusing grandchild in AlthaA 57-year-old Altha man is being held on $5,000 bond in the Calhoun County Jail after being arrested for child abuse. Relatives say William Bill Aguiar was very intoxicated Friday evening when his fouryear-old grandson was taking a breathing treatment at his home. Family members said Aguiar held the mask on the childs face until he started to choke. When the boy was sent to bed for the night, his grandfather followed him into the room and grabbed him, squeezed him and held his hand over his mouth as the youngster screamed for his daddy. He reportedly told the boy, Im going to win this battle. The boys father, Joshua Aguiar, got the child away from Aguiar, which led to an altercation between the two men. As the two struggled, attempted to reach for a shotgun kept behind the front door. His son was able to keep the door closed against the wall to prevent him from removing the weapon. Aguiars wife grabbed the two grandchildren and ran outside to their truck. She later told deputies she feared he could have reached it. She also stated that since he had been laid off from work he had started drinking heavily. Aguiar was taken into custody that night.Man charged with battery on wife GERALD THOMAS WEBB WILLIAM AGUAIR RICHARD FLANDERSSee ARREST REPORTS continued on page 3

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 A BENEFIT COOKOUT FOR THEDANNY HAYES FAMILYChicken PilauWith green beans, cole slaw, bread & dessert Thursday, Dec. 1511 a.m. until sold outLocated at Hwy. 20 Bristol between Ace Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menuPhone (850) 670-8441Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant A little out of the way, a lot less to pay! Were Still open Come see us for the best seafood in town. WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY C Mullet Seafood Platter Shrimp 12154 Hwy. 20 West orCall us at 643-4247(HAIR)Nancy & Shaula wish everyone a Nancys Hair Design LOTS OF GIFT SETS TO C H OOSE FROMA 26-year-old Hosford man was arrested on domestic battery charges after his girlfriend was injured in an altercation in the yard of their Cannon Branch Road home Saturday. Witnesses reported seeing Johnnie Petty in his yard hitting the 27-year-old woman before running from the scene. When Liberty County Deputy Jonathan Gentry arrived, he saw that the victims face was bloodied and her right eye was bleeding. While waiting for EMS to arrive, she told Gentry that Petty got angry and started punching her in the face. The victims brother, who lives next door, ran to help her when she called out for him. He stated that he saw his sister on her back on the ground with Petty When he started yelling, Petty got off of the woman. A second witness reported hearing the victim scream. He said he ran outside and saw Petty attempting to beat up the woman. With both men yelling at him to stop, Petty left the area on foot, going toward CR 67A. After receiving medical attention, the victim gave details of what led up to the attack. She said she had been asleep in her bed when Petty, who had been drinking and passed out, woke up on the couch. She said he started yelling at her and when she failed to respond, he kicked the bedroom door open and started cursing at her. He then jumped on her and she grabbed the phone to call her brother, she said. She stated that Petty told her he was going to kill her if she tried to call the law. The woman said she managed to kick him off of her and ran out the back door, screaming for her brother. She said Petty caught up with her, slammed her to the ground and started hitting her in the face. Petty left when the two men emerged from next door. A BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued for Petty, who had disappeared. About an hour later, a couple on Cannon Branch Road loud noise coming from an abandoned residence next door to their home. When the deputy went to investigate, he found a camper behind their home where a window had recently been broken. The camper door was locked. When He ordered the man to come out and found it was Petty. As the deputy was getting his handcuffs, Petty took off. Gentry grabbed his jacket, which peeled off as Petty ran toward a fence. Gentry tackled him and then handcuffed him. looking for him and that he was in trouble. In addition to the domestic battery charge, Petty is also facing charges of resisting arrest without violence and burglary of a conveyance. He is being held on $2,500 bond.Hosford man charged with domestic battery, burglary and resisting arrest JONATHAN PETTY A Dec. 2 collision with a bear resulted in approximately $5,000 in damages to a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP Trooper Ronny Snipes said Lawrence Lorenze Dawson, 50, of Bristol, was traveling south in the southbound lane of CR 12, approaching SR 65, when a medium-sized black bear entered the roadway. The bear was traveling in a westerly direction from the northbound grassy shoulder of CR 12 and then crossed the northbound lane into the southbound lane, into the path of the Dawsons vehicle. The front of the Blazer struck the right side of the bear. The animal landed in the southbound ditch. The vehicle came to a controlled stop on the shoulder of the road. Dawson was not injured. The bear was killed.A 19-year-old Hosford resident who was not wearing a seatbelt escaped serious injury in a Friday night wreck that totaled a 2004 Ford pickup. Cody Michael Kimball was westbound on SR 20 around 11:21 p.m. when he lost control of the truck and left the road. He managed to drive back toward the center line of 20 but then overcor rected with a hard right turn, which sent the truck into a counterclockwise spin before it overturned and came to rest right-side up, according to FHP Trooper Dennis Revell. The crash happened just east of Dempsy Barron Road. Revell said the driver was bruised up but very taken to the emergency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital to be checked out. The trooper said that charges are pending. He appeared to be intoxicated and there was alcohol test results to determine if there will be any charges in the Dec. 9 wreck.Vehicle collides with bear crossing CR 12 The Calhoun-LibertyJOURNALServing two counties that make up one great community!PHONE (850) 643-3333 FAX (850) 643-3334 DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO

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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 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! 5,377 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 STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................Advertising Angie Davis.........Production AssistantOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F, Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Wednesday, December 14 Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, December 19 Tuesday, December 20 Sunday, December 18 Saturday, December 17 Thursday December 15 Friday, December 16TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center noon, Senior Citizens Center 5 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic CenterTODAYS 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 7 p.m., Fire House 4 p.m., Calhoun Liberty HospitalBIRTHDAYS Johnny Eubanks, P.J. Wheetley & Kira AdkinsBIRTHDAYS Joanna MartinTurkey Shoot Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday NATIO N AL Chocolate Covered-Anything Day 7:30 a.m at Scotts Ferry VFD Blacksmith 8 a.m. at Pioneer SettlementClasses A turkey shoot and pancake breakfast will be held at the Scotts Ferry Volunteer Fire Department on Dec. 17. The pancake breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. and will be $3.50 per plate. The turkey shoot will begin at 8 a.m. and will be $3 per round. All proceeds will go to the Kinard and Scotts Ferry Volunter Fire Departments. Come win a turkey or ham for Christmas and have lots of fun. The Scotts Ferry VFD is located 13 miles south of Blountstown on Hwy. 71. The Marianna OCR Chapter 14 presents an Old Fashioned Christmas Serenade on Dec. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Confederate Park Gazebo downtown Marianna. Come see people in 1800s period dress clothing and share hot chocolate and a variety of cakes and cookies. Bring your lounge chair, a warm blanket, your family and a friend! Christmas in the Park with the Winter Wonderland Express Trains opened Sat. Dec. 10 following the Lights of Liberty parade. Over 150 people rode the steam train and 250 people rode the red/white/ blue diesel replica. Winter Wonderland Express will continue on Friday, Dec. 16 through Tuesday, Dec. 20. The steam train will run again on Saturday Dec. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 20. Tickets for the red/white/blue train are $3 and the steam train is $5 per ticket. For information call 643-6646 or 6435491.Winter Wonderland Old-Fashioned Christmas Serenade to be held in Marianna on Dec. 16 NEWS FROM THE PEWS CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH On Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Corinth Baptist Church will be presenting A Song in the Air Christmas Cantata. That night at 5 p.m. the children and youth will present a Christmas program/drama. We would love to have you come and watch these presentations and worship the birth of Christ with us. If you have any questions please call 3798016. ALTHA FI RST BAPT I ST CHURCH The Altha First Baptist Church invites you to worship with them in their upcoming choir presentations. This Sunday at 6 p.m. the Childrens Choir will present their musical, Arrest These Merry Gentlemen. Christmas is Jesus is the title of the Sanctuary Choirs cantata they will present on Sunday, December 25 at 10 a.m. The Altha First Baptist Church building is located at 15660 Northwest Chipola Street in Altha.TELOGIA BAPTIST CHURCH Telgoia Baptist Choir and our RAs & GAs Children and Children Church will be performing Sunday morning Dec. 18 at 10:45 a.m. the Voices of Christmas Cantata. Please come and enjoy this special celebration message of Christ Jesus Birth. We will have a covered dish dinner with a visit from a ministry person after dinner. We will not have an evening service that day.ST. LUKE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST The St. Luke Church of God in Christ Sunshine Band and Purtian class will be hosting a Christmas play on Dec. 22 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center beginning at 7 p.m. (ET). The theme is It may be Christmas but we still need to follow the rules. For more information call Pastor Elder D. Reed at 643-6400 or 674-4189. HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH This Saturday, Dec.17, from 9 to 11 a.m., Hillcrest Baptist Church will be handing out toys to families that need to have some help to give Christmas to their children. We have had new and used toys given to us to distribute to families from our area. There will also be childrens clothing available as well. of Sheltons Corner.CONNECTIONS FELLOWSHIP In an efConnections Fellowship will be hosting Dave Ramseys Financial Peace U niversity beginning Jan. 11 starting promptly nightly at 6:30 p.m. at the Hosford School Cafetorium. Childcare will be provided for children and youth. This 13week course combines commonsense principles with Gods principles for handling money. There are lessons on saving, eliminating debt and relationships and money. You dont want to miss this life changing course! If you are interested in signing up for the course or if you would like more information, please contact Michael Murray at 447-4115 or micmurray@comcast.net.

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 WANTS YOU!!!SWAT is making a strong effort to have a presence here in Calhoun County. SWAT recognizes the negative effects of using tobacco products and actively works to encourage our youth, young adults and adults to never become involved with activities. If you are a teen between the ages of 12 and 17 years, and would like to join the Calhoun County SWAT program, please see our SWAT Advisors listed below and help us make a positive change in Calhoun County. Kennesse Dew Altha School Jonathan Alford Blountstown Middle School Carylee Sewell Carr School Carmen Overholt Blountstown High School John Michael Henson Altha Church of God Geraldine Sheard Prayer Chainers Michele Futch Blountstown First Baptist If you have any questions, please contact Pamela McDaniel (850) 674-5645, ext 236.Saturday, Dec. 3 was open house at the Calhoun County Public Librarys Blountstown Branch. The library had a great turnout and lots of fun visiting with our patrons on this festive day. The library received a note from Santa regarding his visit to our library we are happy to share it. Dear Children, You know Mrs. Claus and I were at the Blountstown Public Library this past week. We saw lots of wonderful families. I was delighted to see all of your smiling faces, and enjoyed listening to all of your Christmas wishes. It was a special time for me to be able to enjoy seeing each of you get to pick out your own special book, courtesy of the library. I also took notice of how well behaved all of you children were. I am looking forward to seeing you all again next year at the Librarys Annual Christmas Open House. Mrs. Claus and I are wishing you each Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas. HO, HO, HO, Santa Claus The staff at the library is really grateful to all who came out to the open house. We also had a wonderful time with all who stopped by the Shiloh School to enjoy the story telling and puppet show at the Pioneer Settlements Old Fashion Christmas. Thanks so much.Womens Club collects gifts for studentsEach year, the Liberty Womens Club helps a family from the Tolar School and the Hosford of the gifts. From left: Eileen Bramblett, Yvonne Watson, Joyce Hosford, Janel Johnson, Elly Paulin, Shirley Wingate, Anita Gouge and Dee Tutton. In times like these we are especially grateful for the loyalty and support of people like you and would like to express our best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to each of you. 17932 Main Street N, Suite 4 BLOUNTSTOWN 17932 Main Street N, Suite 5 PHONE (850) 674-9191A N DVisiting author to be at the Blountstown Public Library SaturdayThe Blountstown Public Library invites you to a book signing by local author Stephen Ayers on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. He will be in the Adult Reading Room, located to the right of the front desk, complete with cookies and coffee! Stephen, who goes by STAY (STephen AYers), is an emerging poet and artist who lives in Blountstown. His major poetic Walt Whitman, and Edgar Allen Poe. "A Room With No Walls" is a collection of twenty original poems and illustrations contemplating the individual's desire for autonomy and freedom within society. This small book of poetry is an eclectic mix: unabashedly romantic, at times whimsical, always thought-provoking, and often dark. Accompanying illustrations will serve to further illuminate the underlying subject matter of each poem and give the reader a closer peek into "A Room With No Walls." Stephen has been involved with the Calhoun-Liberty Writer's Guild that meets here at the library the fourth Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Come meet the artist and listen to him do readings throughout the morning. Books will be for sale and you can have them signed by the author. Join us! Lake wins $100 in groceries to raise funds for the club. The winner of the $100 tured here from left: Elly Paulin, Shirley Wingate, Dawn Lake and Anita Gouge. A note from Santa

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011Gingrich blasts it out of the park!The Bambino stands in the center of the stage, untouchable, uncatchable, unbeatable. He is Newt Gingrich, and he has become the Sultan of Swat. It is Saturday night at yet another Republican debate, and wham! wham! wham! Gingrich keeps blasting them out of the park. Mitt Romney claims he should be president, because, unlike Newt, Romney is not a "career politician." "Let's be candid," Newt replies. "The only reason you didn't become a career politician is that you lost to Ted Kennedy in 1994." Wham! Newt, like the real Bambino, Babe Ruth, is a man of appetites. For food and for women, to name just two. But when the moderators at the Yahoo/ABC debate in Des Moines ask all the candidates whether new Bambino does not quiver or quail. He does he has had three wives and admits to having been an adulterer. have to look at the person to whom they are going to loan the presidency." Loan the presidency! A wonderful phrase that lingers in the mind. And now the Bambino steps into the pitch. "I have said upfront, openly, I have made mistakes at times and had to go to God for forgiving," he says. Whammo! It is out of here! It is an answer that is perfectly acceptable to almost all Christian conservatives. Who can be against redemption? And do we not love the sinner more than the saint, because who amongst us has not sinned? (Only the media, that is, who conIn earlier debates, Newt has appeared haughty and above it all. But with that answer he returns to earth. He has feet of clay like the rest of us and delity question does not destroy him, but makes him. And, make no mistake, what he is doing this Mitt Romney, who had done so well at staying above the fray in previous debates, crashes and burns in this one. chance of getting the Republican nomination as his position on something or other, Mitt angrily sticks out his hand and says, "Rick, I'll tell you what, ten thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?" Way to go, Mitt. Remind America that $10,000 is chump change to you. And when Michele Bachmann says that Mitt and Newt are just clones, Mitt decides to be cute. It is a mistake. "I know Newt Gingrich," Romney smirks. "And he is a friend of mine. But we are not clones." Yes, Mitt, you are tall and handsome standing there next to Newt. We can all see that. Newt looks like a sack of doorknobs compared to you. But what does that get you, Mitt? How does that make you presidential? Newt eyes Romney like the Bambino used to eye a high fastball. He will soon gets his chance to whack another one an "invented people." Nobody asks him whether Americans "invented" themselves in 1776, however. Instead, Romney says that Gingrich has gone too far and that he should let Israel negotiate for itself. back. "These people are terrorists!" he says. "They teach terrorism in their schools! It's fundamentally time for someone to have the guts to stand up and say, 'Enough lying about the Middle East!'" The audience, as audiences do, goes wild. If it were four years ago, I would be writing that as soon as Newt wins an actual caucus or primary, the Republican establishment will rise up and stop him. But, today, there is no Republican establishment. It has been washed away by the tea party. And the tea party likes a long-ball hitter. Saturday was Newt's night. A few more nights like this and a few actual victories at the polls and it could be his nomination. COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. by Roger SimonRoger Simon is a writer for Creative Syndicate Many voters feel that Mitt Romney is out of touch with real Americans after he tried to make a bet with Rick Perry for $10,000. When asked to comment, Mitt said, Im sorry, but thats all I had in my pocket at the time. CONAN OBRIENFormer Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison. This is the most disgraceful thing to happen to an Illinois governor since their last governor. JAY LENOA lot of packages this time of year get lost. Thats awful. Youre promised something great. You wait and wait and wait. But nothing good ever comes. Its like voting for Obama. CRAIG FERGUSONThere was an embarrassing moment for Rick Perry. He announced that it was the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Jam. JAY LENORod Blagojevich is going away for 14 years in prison. His barber got the death penalty. DA VID LETTERMANThe former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich got 14 years in prison. He will probably get time off for good hair. CRAIG FERGUSONHerman Cain dropped out. Our writers and I were despondent. But sometimes when God closes a door He opens a window. And standing outside that window is a circus peanut wearing a badger. Donald Trump will moderate a Republi can debate Dec. 27. Thank you, Jesus. JON STEWARTNow that hes back home Herman Cains wife has a huge to-do list for him. 1. Clean out the garage. 2. Go live in it. JIMMY KIMMELRod Blagojevich was convicted of trying to sell Barack Obamas vacant senate seat. If he had waited a few years, he could probably sell it back to Barack Obama. CRAIG FERGUSONThe Library of Congress has partnered with Twitter to store every tweet ever posted in their archive of historical documents. So, this is what Congress is doing? JIMMY KIMMEL here. ... A new survey found that two of the most popular holiday songs are Jingle Bell Rock and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The LEAST popular Christmas song: I Saw Mommy Kissing Herman Cain. JIMMY F ALLONAn upcoming Republican debate will be moderated by Donald Trump. It will take place in the Trump Forum for the Future of Democracy and Casino. CONAN OBRIENCain blames a conspiracy by powerful Democrats who are intent on destroying him for these various allegations. I dont think you can blame the Democrats. Im pretty sure they were rooting for him in this particular case. JIMMY KIMMELIn Hawaii last weekend someone stole Lind say Lohans purse with $10,000 in it. This was the second time the purse was stolen if you count ily, she got the purse back, but the $10,000 was missing. It turns out the guy who stole it needed the money to pay off a bet with Mitt Romney. JAY LENO

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARYWASHINGTON Donald Trump had his 15 minutes in this election cycle when he pretended earlier this year that he was running for president, but was really promoting his television show. Thats when he got all worked up about vestigators in Hawaii and would produce new information. That never came to pass, and Obama had great fun at the White House Correspondents Association dinner lampooning Trumps stunt. Now Trump is back once again trying to grab attention by hosting a Republican debate in Iowa two days after Christmas. So far hes only got two takers newly minted frontrunner Newt Gingrich and back-of-the-pack Rick Santorum. Jon Huntsman turned Trump down, declaring he would not kiss his ring or any other part of his anatomy. Mitt Romney took a pass as well, though he was polite about it. One by one, the others declined too, though Michele Bachmann is still thinking about it. Its as though a collective realization has suddenly taken hold that the Republican nominating process is coming across more like a realcandidate to challenge Obama. Karl Rove, still the GOPs premiere strategist, has been in the forefront decrying the Trump-moderated debate, predicting it will have the lowest ratings of any of the candidate encounters. Rove has also questioned Trumps legitimacy as a moderator, noting that the real-estate tycoon promises to endorse one of the GOP candidates after the debate, and that he is still holding out the possibility that he might run himself as an independent. This is not a newsman. This is not somebody whos gonna sit down and meticulously prepare for this, Rove said, raising the specter that Trump might use the occasion to resurrect fringe concerns over Obamas birth radical ideas, like a 25 percent tax on imports from China. Rove makes a good point about Trump not having a news show or a talk show. Hes no Rush Limbaugh, yet most of the candidates have made a pilgrimage to meet with him as though his blessing matters. Exactly which groups he would count as his constituency is a mystery millionaires and billionaires? The GOP has those folks nailed down without Trumps help. Judging by the poor turnout for his debate, Trump may have worn out his welcome on the campaign trail. The race has taken so many interesting turns it doesnt need Trump to hype a debate in the midst of the holidays when even caucus goers in Iowa need a break. If he has an impact, it will most likely be on Gingrich, who may regret aligning himself with Trump, or on Huntsman, who may get a second look now that Gingrichs surge in the polls has scrambled the race. Ideologically and temperamentally, Trump is closest to Gingrich, and the two are talking about a junior apprentice show that would incorporate Gingrichs idea about introducing poor kids to a work environment. Gingrich was rightfully assailed for making sweeping statements about the poor having no work habits when the plight of the working poor is often more about holding down multiple jobs and not earning enough to support a family. bate invitation, and his salty language may have won him some votes in New Hampshire, where he is poised to take a nick out of Romney in the January 10 primary. With or without Trumps antics, this primary season has offered plenty of surprises, and who knows, the almost universal negative reaction to the Trump debate may force The Donald to reconsider. 2011 U.S. News Syndicate, Inc. WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift Send in the Donald

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Calhoun Liberty Primary Care Clinic Calhoun Liberty HospitalPrimary Care Clinic We will be taking CHP effective January 1, 2012 Page 8 DECEMBER 14, 2011 GRADUATION RATESDOE: Florida students graduate in record numbersTALLAHASSEE Floridas graduation rate has risen to its highest level ever, continuing a six year upward trend despite a challenging budget year. According to results released from the Florida Department of Education, Hispanic and African-American students continue to graduate at higher levels, with Hispanic students increasing graduation rates 13 percentage points since 2006-07, and African-American students increasing 11.5 percentage points during the same timeframe. Overall, the Sunshine States graduation rate rose more than one full per centage point to 80.1 percent, up from 79.0 percent last year and up nearly 10 percentage points since 2006-07. I want to commend Floridas teach ers, students, parents and school lead ers for their dedication to helping their students learn and earn their high school diplomas, said Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. cant role in helping our students achieve academic success, and graduation is one critical step toward the path to college and career. This years graduation rate for Hispanic students is 77.3 percent, up two percentage points from last year, and African-American students remained steady from 2009-2010 with a graduation rate of 68.4 percent. White students graduation rate rose to 86.8 percent, up 1.4 percentage points from last year. DROPOUT RATE CONTINUES T O DECREASE Following the upward progress in graduation rates, Floridas dropout rate also declined for the sixth straight year states dropout rate has fallen below two percent, and the rate represents a decline of 0.1 percentage points from last year and a decrease of 1.7 percent since 2006-07. The graduation rate approved by the State Board of Education uses a formula recommended by the National Governors Association (NGA), which includes standard and special diplomas as graduates but excludes all GEDs (General Educational Development). The NGA rate replaces Floridas previous calculation method that included GEDs. Floridas graduation outcomes, calculated using the federal uniform rate required for federal accountability reporting purposes beginning in 2011-12, will be released in January 2012. This rate is based only on standard diploma graduates. Since 1998-99, Florida has used a data collection method that ensures an accurate calculation of the graduation rate by following every student from ninth grade to graduation. The calcula same schedule to graduate and measures the percentage of these students who enrollment in ninth grade. To view the state and district graduation and dropout rates, please visit www. The Florida Department of Education has released the State and District graduation and dropout rates. time ninth graders as the denominator and using all students earning a standard or special diploma in four years as the numerator. This year the state will be reporting the graduation rate using two different methods. One method, from the National Governors Association, does not include students that received a GED as graduates; while the Florida method does include students that received a GED as graduates. Liberty County High Schools graduation rate as calculated by the National Governors Association for 2010-2011 is 84%, which is slightly higher than the state rate of 81%. However, the district graduation rate which includes three (3) DJJ facilities is only 64%. In looking at the data from across the state, many districts that have DJJ facilities have lower graduation rates for the district, while their high school graduation rates are within range of the state average. Many of the students in the DJJ facilities do not remain in the district to receive a diploma and those that do usually receive a Florida GED diploma which is excluded in the calculation for the graduation rate. While the district rate does not look good in compari son to the other districts in the state, Liberty County High Schools graduation rate is higher than the state average. We are proud to report that our District dropout rate is below the state average and we are continuously seeking ways to have our students stay in school and graduate. We offer credit recovery, virtual classes, and WEB to provide opportunities for students to catch up and graduate with their class. The state dropout rate is 1.9% while Liberty Countys district dropout rate is only 0.6%. Liberty County High Schools dropout rate is a respectable 0.5%. accountability. Liberty County is blessed with great teachers, leaders, parents and community members who support and believe in the value of education. We are proud of where we are, but refuse to settle for anything less than 100% of our students graduating and zero dropping out.

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Members present at the meeting were Darrel Hayes, Logan Kever, Tommy Duggar, Roger Reddick, Kyle Peddie and Superintendent Sue Summers. The prayer was offered by Darrel Hayes. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Roger Reddick. HEAR FROM PUBLIC Kevin Williams spoke to the Board regarding a monthly service contract with Mowrey Elevator. The contract ended in July but Mowrey has continued servicing the Elevator in Hosford School. Williams asked the Board if they would like for him to continue the contract. The Board asked Williams to continue negotiations with Mowrey and get back with them with a contract if possible. Davis Stoutamire spoke to the Board regarding the Liberty County Health Department and the situation with Dr. Charbonneau. He urged the members of the School Board to contact by email or phone the Congressman, Senator and Representative. Michael Richter reported to the Board that the renewal is in place and all looks good. He is going to meet with Aetna in January and will report back to the Board after the meeting. Richter also informed the Board that Flu Shot Clinics had been set up through the Liberty County Health Department at the schools for all Aetna members Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to adopt the agenda. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items: A. Approval of Minutes October 11, 2011 B. Principals Reports for October, 2011 C. Financial Statements for October, 2011 D. Budget Amendments 110-01, 42001, 434-01 E. Bills and Payroll for October, 2011 ACTION ITEMS Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve agreement with Leonard Dietzen for legal representation in negotiations with Liberty Educational Association, the teachers union. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Daimler Truck Financial Approval and Commitment Letter for the three (3) new Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner School Buses. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve four (4) year contract (December 1, 2011 November, 30, 2015) between the Liberty County School District and Energy Education, Inc. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Products and Services Agreement between Liberty County School System and CenturyLink Sales Solutions, Inc. dated October 24, 2011. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve 2011-2012 Liberty County School Board Organizational Chart. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve the use of TEACH Method by the Liberty County School District: Techniques for Effective Adolescent and Child Handling for use within the school district by trained personnel. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve contract with Performance Matters (Local Instruction Improvement System) to be paid from Race to the Top Funds. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve request for permission to amend Liberty County School Board Policy No. 2.90 Tobacco Use in District Facilities. PERSONNEL Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to ap2011-2012 school year. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Stacey Vowell for 21st CCLC Site Coordinator at W.R. Tolar School effective October 21, 2011 for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Jessica Bennett for 21st CCLC Site Coordinator (part-time) at LEAC effective November 2, 2011 for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve the following individuals as 21st Century Community Learning Center employees for the 2011-2012 school year: Activity Leader/Paraprofessionals 9100150 $12.00/hr 0041 Karen Dudley (effective October 31, 2011) Student Leaders 9100-750 $8.00/hr. 0041 Brooke Sessions 0031 Aaron Black 0081 Courtney McGhee OLD BUSINESS No old business. INFORMATION & DISCUSSION ITEMS No discussion. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT None. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS Reddick asked Kevin Williams if he had an idea when the heat in the High School would be ready. Williams updated the board of the status of the heating and cooling system for the High School. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. _______________________________ Superintendent Sue Summers and Chairman Kyle PeddieNov. 8 regular meeting minutes of the Liberty School Board The meeting was called to order by Superintendent Sue Summers. Members present at the meeting were Tommy Duggar, Darrel Hayes, Logan Kever, Kyle Peddie and Superintendent Sue Summers. Absent: Roger Reddick. SUPERINTENDENT Sue Summers P.O. Box 384 Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: November, 2012 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS Logan Kever 5083 NW Boykin Road Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: November, 2012 District I Thomas W. Duggar P.O. Box 205 Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: November, 2012 District II Darrel L. Hayes P.O. Box 190 Bristol, Florida 32321 Term Expires: November 2014 District III Brandon Kyle Peddie 22404 NW Highway 20 Hosford, Florida 32334 Term Expires: November, 2014 District IV Roger W. Reddick 25018 NE Whitehead Road Hosford, Florida 32334 Term Expires: November, 2014 District V The prayer was offered by Kyle Peddie and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Logan Kever. Duggar nominated Kyle Peddie for School Board Chairman of the Liberty County School Board for 2011-2012 and Darrel Hayes as Vice-Chairman of the Liberty County School Board for 2011-2012. Duggar made a motion, seconded by Kever and carried unani mously to appoint Kyle Peddie as School Board Chairman. Duggar made a motion, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to appoint Darrel Hayes as Vice-Chairman of the Liberty County School Board. Summers turned the meeting over to Kyle Peddie, newly elected School Board Chair man. ACTION ITEMS Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried to set time and place for regular School Board meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Liberty County Education and Administra tive Center. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve 2011-2012. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Expenditures Statement Format for 20112012. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve the revised School Board Members and Superintendent Salaries for 2011-2012. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Contract with Ardor Health Solutions for Speech Language Pathology Assistant Services, beginning October 17, 2011 through December 21, 2011, 35 hours per week, $59.00/hour. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve Letter of Agreement from Accelify, LLC d/b/a Educational Services & Products, LLC (ESP), beginning January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014. Motion made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. __________________ Notes of ThanksWe wish to express our sincere appreciation for the prayers and support from each of you who found so many ways to show love and concern during the passing of our loved one. We were touched to see and hear from so many of our friends and family members which helped to make this loss a little easier to bear. The family of Queen Ester Brown Askiew ________________________ The family of Danny Hayes would like to thank everyone who came by, brought of our father, brother and friend is appreciated beyond words, it means so much to all of us. The Danny Hayes family ________________________ The families on 7th Street in Sumatra want to thank the Liberty County Commissioners and all who helped to put the speed bumps down. We greatly appreciate it. Thank all of you again. God bless all of you! Wayne Jenette Holland ________________________ Recently Corinth Baptist Church had a turkey shoot to help the youth raise funds for a summer youth camp. We want to say thank you to all who participated in any way. Thank you to Brad and Wanda Peddie for the use of your property, Marlon Peavey for donating ammunition, and each and every one who took time to shoot. We hope you Corinth Baptist Church

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011Luke Alderman, LMT#MA29018Ashley Wesselhoeft, LMT#MA55086License # 8663Make the Perfect Christmas Gift! 17390 N. Main Street in Blountstown TELEPHONE (850)674-2555 Your loved one deserves a massage this Holiday fromMcClellan ChiropracticMASSAGEGIFT CERTIFI C ATES Gift Half-Hour massage $30 Hour massage $60The family of Judy Yon invites all to join us in a cel ebration of her retirement on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Main Street Restaurant in Blountstown. SELENA ROSE OVALLE-MIRANDASelena Rose OvalleMiranda celebrated her first birthday on Dec. 12. She is the daughter of Margie Swearengin and Emilio Ovalle-Miranda of Blountstown. Her grandparents are Kelli Odom of Blountstown, Candela Ruiz-Miranda and Alfonzo Ovalle-Sanchez, both of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Her great-grandmother is Jeanne Roberts. Selena enjoys playing with her big brother Miguel, going to her nanas, loving on her mommy and daddy, going to see Uncle Josh and playing with her cousins, Randy, Calvin and Emily.BRADDOCK HOBBS & R YLAND MARTINABraddock Hobbs celebrated his 11th birthday on Nov. 17 and Ryland Martina will celebrate his seventh birthday on Dec. 18. Braddock is the son of Mary and Randal Martina of Bristol and Bo and Hale Hobbs of Ocala. His grandparents are Nicky and Faye Phillips of Bristol, Alicia and Charles Odom of Sumatra, Derek and Shawnna Martina of Eastpoint, Janie Hobbs of Altha, Otho and Clara Hobbs of Sneads and Charlie and Jeanine Wood of Carrabelle. His great-grandparents are Lillian Shepard of Bristol and Maxine Hand of Clarksville. Ryland is the son of Randal and Mary Martina of Bristol and Miranda Murray of Eastpoint. His grandparents are Alicia and Charles Odom of Sumatra, Derek and Shawna Martina of Eastpoint, Nicky and Faye Phillips of Bristol and Richard and Debbie Murray of Eastpoint. His great-grandparents are Annette Martina of Aplachicola, Myrle and CL Odom, Julia Smith, Robert and Diane Tucker, all of Eastpoint and Harry aggravating their two sisters, Kirsten and Molly.JAYLA RENEE STRENGTHJayla Renee Strength will celebrate her second birthday on Dec. 14. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Terra Strength of Bristol. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Darlene Strength of Altha, Renee Shuler of Fountain and the late Tim Shuler of Bristol. Her great-grandparents are Moses and Dolores Shuler of Bristol, William Maloy of Marianna and Lodean Tate of Altha. Jayla enjoys swinging outside and helping mommy and daddy around the house. weddingsRosendo and Sharon OBryan Garcia of Bristol are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Nicole Garcia to John W. Payne Jr., son of Ann and the late John W. Payne Sr. of Bonifay. Jessica graduated from Liberty County High in 2003. She received an AA degree from Chipola College in Musical Performance and an AA degree in Forensic Investigations from the University of Massachusetts. She is currently is attending Washington-Holmes Technical Center where she is seeking her nursing degree. Jessica is employed by ARC of Holmes County. John graduated from Holmes County High in 1998 and is employed Jessicas maternal grandparents are Beverly and the late Tommy OBryan of Bristol. Her paternal grandparents are Bentura GarciaGasper and the late Ynez M. Garcia, Sr. of Greensboro. The couple will be married Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m. (ET) at the Chapel in the Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. The reception will follow at the Clubhouse. An after party will be at the home of Tommy D. and Katie OBryan in Bristol. All friends and family are invited to attend. birthdays WAVERLY, IAAs you build your holiday shopping list this year, does it contain items that are American-made? Buying products made in the USA will have a positive impact on small American companies and could make the difference between their survival and demise. With each dollar you spend on locally made items or services, you support the well-being of many workers and their families. Whether it is an individual running their own craft business or a small family-owned company, buying from them also increases the health of their communities. If their products and services are selling well, theyll have money in their pockets to spend in their hometowns. Here are a few gift ideas to consider: 1. Pamper someone. Buy gift such as a massage, haircut, car detailing and bicycle or computer tune-up. 2. Give handmade craft items. Shop local craft bazaars or visit the workshops of local crafts people. Jewelry, pottery, handblown glass, wooden toys or furniture, paintings, woven rugs or baskets, hand-knit sweaters or scarves, handmade doll clothing, metal or concrete yard dcor, hand-dyed silk scarves, fabric purses, aprons if you want from artisans who craft it with love and amazing skill. Often, you can special-order the right size, color or pattern. 3. Crafting supplies. For doit-yourselfers on your list, pur chase American-made supplies, such as locally spun wool from alpacas or sheep, raw wood ready to be carved, hand-made beads or unique cookie cutters and molds. with step-by-step directions, such as Cookie Bouquets (for making edible centerpieces). 4. Sweet treats are sure to please! Visit the local cupcake Eight ideas for American-made holiday giftsshop, bakery or confectionary for fancy cupcakes, favorite bear claws and cookies or handdipped candies and fudge. Gift would make anyone smile. If you love to bake, create your own treats for gift-giving, using locally purchased ingredients. 5. For the person who likes to cook, give hand-thrown pots grown on a windowsill and used all winter to season homemade dishes. Toss in a book about cooking with herbs and your gift will be complete. (Try A Guide to Fresh Herbs, produced and published by CQ Products in Waverly, Iowa.) 6. For the gardener, buy a that can be used in the spring to plants or mulch for the garden. Its local and green. 7. Entertainment, anyone? Give tickets to an event such as a play, concert or comedy show at a local theatre or hot spot, and tuck them into a card created with hand-crafted paper. 8. Food is always a hit. You cant beat the taste of fresh honey from local hives or jam, jelly and salsa from locally harvested produce. Arrange a few jars in a handmade basket lined with a cross-stitched cloth. If you like to preserve your own harvest for gift-giving, the cookbook Freezer Jams & Reeasy recipes to help you. You dont have to buy gift items made in other countries to create a memorable Christmas this year. Come home for the holidays with American-made products instead.

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 SPECIAL NOTICE LIBERTY COUNTY NOTICE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMAR YMarcia Wood, Liberty County Supervisor of Elections We are looking forward to an exciting election year! and chickadees. How many birds can you count in your backyard this winter? While you may not hear their boisterous whistles and tweets like you do in spring, birds are still in your backyard. Your yard may look gloomy and dull this time of year, but there are bright spots, or feathers, to see! In fact, many species of birds are just arriving from as far away as Canada. It is migration season, when many of our feathered friends travel to the warm state of Florida to escape the frozen, snowy north. your yard? Well, you might set your sights on a yellow-bellied sapsucker, a migratory woodpecker that gets its name because of the holes it bores into trees to suck the sap out of the bark. ping sparrow. Although their colors are duller in the branches and brown leaves because of their yellow feathers, black wings with white markings and coneshaped bill. The chipping sparrow is a robust little bird with a rust-colored cap on its head. It must love to be heard because it sings loudly from high, outer limbs of trees. Chipping sparrows like feeders too, if you have one. Counting and viewing birds is as easy as walking out your back door and looking in your trees, bushes or at your feeder. Make it a family event and take mom or dad outside with you. Things to have handy: binoculars, bird guides and checklists to keep track of the kind of birds you see and how many you count. If you plan to be outside for a long period of time, take a blanket to sit on and a cup of hot chocolate! You can also join the FWCs Wings Over Florida program or become a Junior Birder by visiting FloridaBirdingTrail.com and selecting Birding Resources in the left-hand menu; then click on Wings Over Florida. That is where you can learn about the Junior Birder Program and download a copy of the Bird Detective checklist. Another opportunity to count birds in your backyard happens Feb. 17-20, 2012. The yearly Great Backyard Bird Count is the largest bird count in North America. This event helps scientists learn things, like this years migration compares with last years, and what kinds of birds are in cities and rural areas. For information about this upcoming event, visit birdsource.org/gbbc. So dont become part of the gloomy winter season, Get Outdoors Florida! and go count birds! by Jessica Basham Charity Giving Guide for the holiday seasonPENSACO LA Your BBB Foundation Serving Northwest Florida released its Charity Giving Guide to help donors make educated giving decisions this holiday season. During the holiday season, donors businesses and individuals alike are often overwhelmed with requests for assistance, said Nor man Wright, President/CEO of your BBB|Northwest Florida. We hope that as donors are deciding which charities to support, they will use the Charity Giving Guide as a resource to help them make wise giving deci sions and that charities will use the Standards for Charitable Accountability as a guide for best practices in operating their organizations. BBB has issued Wise Giving Reports on charities locally and has made them available free-of-charge for several years; however, the Char ity Giving Guide is a summary of the detailed reports of evaluations of all the charities in your BBBs local database. BBB reviews local charities against BBBs 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. The Standards, developed over a three-year period with IRS officials, foundation executives, donors and other stakeholder groups, provide an objective means to evaluate a charitys governance and oversight, measurement of effective fundraising and informational materials, all evalua tions that surveys have shown that donors are inter ested in knowing before making a donation. The 2011 Char ity Giving Guide is available on BBB|Northwest Floridas website org/CGG. charity organization and would like to be evaluated by your BBB against the Standards for Charity Accountability, contact your BBB at (850) 429-0002, bbb.org. For additional information and advice you can trust this holiday season, start with bbb.org.

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 A large selection of new and used cars are now available at Chipola Ford in Marianna!Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-4043. HE IS W AITING FOR YOUR CALL! Chipola SPEAK UP!WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 To the editor, Are you aware that 71% of Liberty County voters voted for the Republi can candidate on the Presidential ballot in the 2008 General Election? However, the number of people registered as Republicans only amounts to 10% of registered voters in Liberty County. This means that a large number of those who are registered Democrats voted for the Republican candidate. Many people conclude that the reason they are registered Democrat (although their views are more aligned with Republicans) is to be able to vote in the local elections. What you may not realize is that when there is not a Republican on the ballot (and registered Republicans still get to vote for a Democrat in local Primary Elections. Do you want to protect your views of self-reliance and gun rights this year? Has the economy impacted your business? If so, then you may wish Presidential Primary this January so that the best candidate is chosen to run on the Republican ticket in Novembers General Election. However, only those who are registered Republican can vote in the Presidential Primary to help choose a candidate. Therefore, we challenge you to go before Jan. 3 and change your voter registration to Republican. Help us choose the next President. If you wish to change your voter registration again after the Presidential Primary in order to vote as a Democrat in the local Primary Elections, remember there is no limitation on the number of times you may switch your party In addition, we encourage everyone to donate a jacket (youth or adult) and toy to the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center to help the needy families this Christmas season. We hope that you will make your vote count in the Presidential Prefer ence Primary on January 31, 2012. Donnie Phillips, Greg Prichard, Selina Potter, Will Potter, Hannah Causseaux, Troy Lollie, Alfreda Lollie, Ryan Faircloth and Ricky Mayo To the editor, I was surprised and shocked recently when I received a letter and new voter registration card from the Calhoun County Supervisor of Elections. Upon checking on this, I was told I will no longer be voting in my district as the voting site at Henderson Mill (near Sunnyhill Church at Altha) has been closed and we will now be voting in District One at the W. T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. I listen to the local news daily and read the local papers each week so I was alarmed that decades of tradition had been ended with no public knowledge. My neighbors, been made aware of these changes until after the fact. There was a public hearing notice posted in one local paper around Oct. 5. The public hearing was held at the County Commission meeting Oct. 18 with no one speaking concerning this. Because of the action of the Supervisor of Elections Margie Laramore and County Commissioners, Hender son Mill and Pine Island voters will now be traveling to Blountstown to vote. Three precincts in Blountstown also be voting at the civic center on 2 or 3 voting machines. The Scotts Ferry precinct has also been closed and those voters moved to Kinard. voting in one place and I feel this is a set up for confusion, mistakes, and delays worse than we have ever known before. At a time when voter apathy (not to mention the cost of transportation) results in low voter participation, why would you move the location causing more inconvenience? This action also weakens the importance of community interest. We have been relocated out of our communi ties. Voters within two miles of Altha will now have to travel 10 miles farther to vote. Many will just say Why bother? This item is on the agenda of the County Commission meeting on Dec. 20 at my request. I want to express my opinion that the Commissioners and Supervisor of Elec tions has not allowed the public to be involved in this decision and they have also made a bad decision with their action. Anyone with concern or support may contact me or attend the meeting, which starts at 5 p.m. Concerned Voter, LOGGERS! Dont get stopped in your tracks. Call us!Premium namebrand tires HOURS Monday Saturday 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 2816 Hwy. 98 W est AUTO FINANCINGDAYLIGHTCalhoun County voters inconvenienced by closures and mergers of voting precinctsVoters reminded there is no limit on how

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 The Lights of Liberty ...roll through Bristol Saturday night Lights of Liberty Christmas Parade winnersGRAND PRIZE: Twin Oaks Juvenile Facility BEST USE OF LIGHTS: Danny R yals Christmas Bus COMMUNITY P AR TNERS: 1st place: Lake Mystic Baptist Church 2nd Place: LCHS Music & Art Department 3rd Place: Bristol Pentecostal Holiness Church NON-PROFIT ORGANIZA TION 1st Place: Bristol Y outh Academy 2nd Place: Rock Bluff Vol. Fire Dept. 3rd Place: The Stan Brannon Family BUSINESS 1st Place: Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 2nd Place: Ramseys Piggly Wiggly 3rd Place: Buy Rite Drug Store Saturdays parade brought out the ensure their entry wasnt missed by the judges awarding this years tures, spirits were high as particiing the streets. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Dec 14-20, 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: Grits and scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Hamburger steak or chicken snack snackers sandwich, rice and gravy, green beans and chilled peaches. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: Cinnamon roll and sausage patty. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets or ham and cheese sandwich, mashed potatoes, peas and applesauce.FridayBREAKFAST: Pancakes and sausage patty. LUNCH: Meatball sub or ham chef salad, french fries, broccoli or peaches. (4th grade pizza)MondayBREAKFAST: Breakfast pizza. LUNCH: Spaghetti with meat sauce or buffalo chicken wrap, tossed romaine and spinach salad with dressing and peach crisp. (kg & 1st grade pizza).TuesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit. LUNCH: Hot dog on bun or chicken noodle casserole, coleslaw, corn and orange.*All breakfasts include a choice of assorted cereal with buttered toast whole wheat and juice CA L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFAST: Grits with ham cubes and a sweet LUNCH: Meatball sub, baked potato wedges and diced pears.ThursdayBREAKFAST: syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Beef tacos, corn and diced peaches.FridayBREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit and potato tots.LUNCH: Hot dogs, french fries and fresh fruit.Monday & TuesdayWINTER BREAK BEGINS!*All breakfasts include a choice of assorted cereal with buttered toast whole wheat and juice blountstown high schoolCALENDAR OF EVENTS by Hannah Register CA L ENDAR OF EVENTS*Wednesday, December 14, Semester exams *Thursday, December 15, Semester exams *Friday, December 16, Semester exams; Weightlifting Showcase 9:49 a.m.; FCA Tailgating Party 3:30-5:30 p.m.; JV/V Basketball vs. Ponce DeLeon 5:30/7:00 p.m. *Saturday, December 17, JV Basketball vs. North Bay Haven Charter 5:00 p.m.; V Basketball vs. Rocky Bayou Christian 6:30 p.m. *Monday, December 19, Christmas Holidays *Tuesday, December 20, JV/V Basketball at Vernon 6:00/7:30 p.m. *Thursday, December 29, JV/V Basketball at Blountstown, 6/7:30 p.m. *Tuesday, January 3, 2012, Teacher Evluation Day *Wednesday, January 4, S tudents return to schoolAlthas Jr. Beta sends 10 boxes to Operation Christmas Child FCCLA District competition held Dec. 6; four move on to state competition in March altha wildcats Justin Terry represents BHS bringing home silver medal at FCCLA District Competition Dec. 6 in Altha JUSTIN TERRYBHS culinary students travel to Gainesville for a culinary skills day sponsored by Johnson and Wales University

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 The 5th graders at B.E.S. presented the musical "A Penguin Christmas" on Fri day, December 9. The audience was entertained by Santa, Mrs. Claus, the reindeer and elves and the penguins who tried to take over the North Pole! There was also singing and dancing by all! Chipola Colleges automotive technology program selected as MARIANNAChipola Colleges Automotive for a Bellwether Award in the Workforce Development division. Chipola instructors John Gardner and Chase Vlieg will present an overview of their innovative program at the Community College Futures Assembly set for January 2012 in Orlando. The Chipola Automotive program utilizes an industrybased curriculum in partnership with local dealerships, shops, and an advisory committee to provide students with the competitive edge in this ever changing hightech training environment. The Chipola program also was named a Bellwether runner-up in 2006 and Floridas Best Business & Education partnership in 2004. Chipolas automotive technology program is centered on todays students. Instructor John Gardner says, Todays technologically savvy students grew up with computers, cell phones and video games. If we want a successful program in todays I want it now, microwave society our programs must evolve as well. In order to do so we had to reinvent the wheel. Gardner said outdated training videos and materials with voice over and slow animation were not holding the students attention. He and his assistant Chase Vlieg formed a partnership with the entertainment industry to create a new fast-paced Infotainment training system. Infobase Learning, Films Media Group agreed to work to produce an ASE Automotive Training Video Series. Brenton produces several successful TV shows, includ ing Two Guys Garage, Truck Universe, Hi Rev Tuners, Shadetree Mechanic, Crank & Chrome and Wounded Worrier Series. The Chipola instructors starred in the new training series with help from industry partners Auto Value and A-Tech Automotive Training Systems. Gardner says, written, scripted, and on screen talent by two practicing automotive technology instructors with over 22 years of Each segment contains: Hands on Demonstrations, ism Dialogue, Motivational Tips, ASE Preparation & eos are 3-10 minutes each, and designed to be utilized on internet based programs or stand alone DVDs. Gardner says the series was strategically scripted and produced to meet the needs of todays automotive students, instructors and technicians. All videos are quick and to the point, with multiple shots at different locations, positive, bright and upbeat. The DVDs/curriculum package was designed to meet the needs of all three types of learners: visual, audio and kinesthetic. All content includes anima tion and graphics, close ups of components and parts labeling, ASE questions with highlighted answers, demonwith all parts labeled. All live demonstrations with tools and equipment involve the audience in the learning process. Any institution can implement the DVDs into their current program. ASE and NATEF correlations are an integral part of the curriculum package. Students and instructors can learn theory together and then reinforce the content technically with Gardner says the impact of the DVD series has been nationwide. Automotive publishers Infobase Learning, Films on Demand mar, Cengage Learning and Pearson are currently developing their automo tive curricula with this system, either by emulation or direct utilization. Gardner says, Our goal is to train tomorrows workforce in a relevant and applicable way meeting the needs of present and future industries with teaching methods that reach todays students. mediagroup.com For information about Chipolas Automotive Technology program, call (850) 718-2306, or visit www. chipola.edu BES 5TH grade performs A Penguin C hristmas Dec. 9 Chipola Ford helps Auto Tech Program donating a 40th Anniversary MustangChipola Ford recently donated a 40th Anniversary Mustang and thousands of dollars worth of automotive parts to the Chipola College Automotive Technology program. Here, Will Rogers of Chipola Ford (center) presents the Mustang to Chipola Automotive instructors John Gardner (left) and Chase Vlieg. BECOME A VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATIONPHONE (850) 410-4642HELP AN ABUSED, NEGLECTED OR OTHERWISE AT -RISK CHILD BY BECOMING A VOLUNTEER GUARDIAN AD LITEM.

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 GARDENINGAdd a little frostiness to your Florida landscape with four decorative plantsIn Northwest Florida, the temperatures have been a bit warmer than some would like during a holiday season. If you have dreams of Jack Frost nipping at your nose or seeing your good friend Frosty the Snowman, take heart. Todays article will bring visions of winter wonder lands to your Florida garden.DIAMOND FROST EUPHORBIA GRAMINEADiamond Frost Euphorbia is a jewel of a plant and one of the shining stars in the horticulture industry. Home gardeners will love the nonstop color, versatility and ease of maintenance this plant offers. From spring until fall frost, Diamond Frost Euphorbia produces clouds of dainty white bracts (colored leaves). It grows 6 to 12 inches tall and 20-plus inches wide. Its sprawling growth habit cascades over the within landscape beds. It also gives a dramatic solo performance in hanging mounds of color that look like snowballs in the summer landscape. The leaves of Diamond Frost Euphorbia are tiny, gray-green and masked by the colorful bracts and tend to fade into the background. Diamond Frost Euphorbia prefers morning sun, afternoon shade and moist, well-drained soil. It is selfbracts will wither and drop off, so they dont have to be removed by hand to maintain a neat appearance. Diamond Frost is moderately salt tolerant it can withstand the amount of salt encountered when planted 30 feet or more from the source of the salt. This plant is a member of the poinsettia family and produces a sticky latex-like sap when cut. Most people will have little or no reaction due to sap exposure. However, people with sensitive skin or latex allergies should be cautious when handling euphor bias. If you have ever experienced a skin irritation due to contact with poinsettias you should be cautious with all euphorbia. Although Diamond Frost Euphor bia is a summer annual, containerized plants can be over-wintered indoors in a bright, sunny location and then taken outside again after the last spring frost.ICEBERG ROSELooking for that wholesome white rose to add to your landscape? This troduced in 1958 and remains in the nursery trade. Its long pointed bud opens into a about 25 petals. Flowers form in roses and are scented with a honeylike fragrance. This vigorous upright grow er has light green leaves and feet tall and wide.SNOW WHITE T OMATOTrue tomato lovers enjoy trying new varieties although growing them can be challenging in our Northwest Florida environment. If you crave a different-looking small tomato that delivers a big punch of sweetness, try the Snow White tomato. It is a cherry tomato but turns from white to pale yellow as it matures. They are just the perfect size for snacking or salads.FLORIDA BLIZZARD CALADIUMCaladiums are ornamental plants that display a wide diversity of leaf shapes, colors, and vein patterns that are rarely found in other cultivated plant species. Their colorful leaves grow well in summer heat and shady conditions. Developed by the University of Florida caladium breeding program, Florida Blizzard is an attractive addition to the white fancy-leaved cultivar group with its unique foliar color pattern. Released in 2001, it has white veins, large white blotches, and dark-green margins. These are just a few of the coolest plants around. So if Santa drops a gift card in your Christmas stocking this year, put a little frostiness in your Florida landscape. EDDIE NOBLES LAND CLEARING Call Eddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas at 447-0849Located in Bristol Land clearing, excavation and root raking:ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on R epairs & R elines Bristol Dental Clinic Horticulture Florida winter strawberry PLANT CITY/DOVER Near-perfect weather conditions allowed Florida strawberry growers to kick off the harvest in late October. Thanksgiving weekend is typically the launch date of the winter picking season. Acreage this year is estimated at 11,000 about 1,000 acres over last year. Floridas cool nights and warm days have made the berries particularly sweet and the shipping quality is excellent, said Ted Campbell, Executive Director of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA). Florida strawberry growers are hopeful for mild weather through the season. Harvesting is underway. The size so far is medium to large and the berries are bright red, juicy and delicious. Demand for the ever-popular Festival variety is strong, but a newer, early variety-Radiance-is performing well. Volume will increase in mid-December. Baring a severe winter, we expect the season will run through March, Campbell continued. Greater production this year necessarily requires enhanced marketing efforts to create awareness and increase sales. One of the ways were taking on the chal lenge is by reaching out to chefs in Florida and nearby geographical areas to showcase our industry, said Sue Harrell, Director of Marketing for the Association. We will provide industry contacts to make sourcing our berries seamless. A Chefs Advisory Board nicate product attributes to consumers and foodservice professionals. Establishing relationships with executive chefs, research and product development experts and chef instructors teaching in accredited culinary academies is the best way possible to spread the word about our special strawberries. Were focusing on educating both seasoned chefs and the chefs of tomorrow about our industry from the farm to the table. Establishing and nurturing these valuable relationships is an integral program designed to develop new markets today and maintaining them in the future. One of my favorite new ways to enjoy Florida strawberries for Super Bowl celebrations is to dip them in chocolate and decorate them to look like footballs. Log on to www.strawberrysue.com to learn more about Harrell continued. States east of the Mississippi are target markets for Florida strawberries. The industry is also exporting Florida strawberries to buyers in Europe and Canada. After experiencing two consecutive years of freez ing temperatures and heavy rainfall, growers are optimistic that mild weather will continue through the harvest season. Would you like a new adventure? Call Beth Eubanks, your full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or email at bethseubanks41@aol.com.

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 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 OBITUARY Telephone (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& CrematoryJOHN ILMARI LUUKKOBLOUNTSTOWN John Ilmari Luukko, 65, of Blountstown passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 in Panama City. He was born in Finland on June 30, 1946 to the late Ilmari and Maire Luukko. He loved to exercise and won many swimming awards as a boy in Finland. He lived in Blountstown for the last thirty years and worked as a carpenter. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Luukko. Survivors include his daughter, Michelle Hicks and her husband, Tom of Sherman, CT; his companion, Britta Norrholm of Blountstown and her sons, Robert and Ralph Norrholm; a sister, Annelli Luukko of Finland; and eight grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, and Ava Hicks and Ashley, Jake, Robert, Jr., Michael, and Kyle Norrholm. No services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by cremation. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to adamsfh.com.Celebrate your loved ones this holiday season with Covenant HospiceT ALLAHASSEE During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is impor tant to remember the celebrate our loved ones while giving a meaningful gift in their honor or memory. Covenant Hospice invites all members of the Tallahassee community to a celebration of life at Publix at Village Square, located at 3521 Thomasville Rd. Keepsake ornaments in memory of a loved one are available for a donation to Covenant Hospice and they may be taken home or displayed on the Tree of Lights during the holiday season. A remembrance ceremony with a message of renewal and hope will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Publix Aprons Cooking School. Following the ceremony, Publix Aprons will provide refreshments and guests are invited to socialize The annual tradition of Covenant Hospices Tree of Lights holds a special place in the hearts of families and friends of Covenant Hospice patients and supports the funding of our chaplains, bereavement services, indigent care, and other unfunded programs. Covenant Hospice mitted to providing comprehensive, compassionate end-of-life care to our patients and their families in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties. For more information call 850-701-0137 or email LydiaClaire.Brooks@CovenantHospice.org. ITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISE in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal and... CLJN ews.COM Pierce is top of the line and meets all the new NFPA standards. It can carry up to 2,500 gallons of water, which is good news to the rural area Kinard VFD serves. Jody Daniels and Chase McClellan applied for the FEMA grant and was awarded $273,000, which allowed must supply 5% of the awarded amount of the grant. This was paid with funds raised at their annual Halloween carnival. Pictured McClellan, Lucious Rushing, Doyle Daniels, Nancy Newsome, Tammy Rushing, John Wesley Newsome, Jody Daniels, Jennifer the interior. LEFT: Fire Chief Doyle Daniels Chase McClellan and Dan Davis familiarize themselves with the pump controls.ANGIE DAVIS PHOTOS

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011Minutes from the Nov. 10 Liberty Commission meeting The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Johnson. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Dexter Barber, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Dick Stanley. Pledge of allegiance was led by Sue Roth. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular and emergency meeting held Oct. 6 and special meeting Oct. 20, 2011 was made by Barber, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to add Deborah Belcher and Road Department discussion concerning Pat Alfonzo was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve Ordinance #201101 repealing Ordinance #86-04 and #8702 and any other ordinance provisions was made by Williams, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve Ordinance #201102 requiring payments for collection services for unpaid garbage and water bills was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Debra Belcher gave an update on the Energy Grant. Motion to approve Proclamation declaring month of Nov. Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. A letter from Doug Thomas requesting permission to remove scrap metal from the old dump site at Neal Subdivision was read. No action taken. Motion to approve closing streets for the Christmas Parade on Dec. 10, 2011 starting at 6:30 p.m., starting at the footHwy. 20 E to Myers Ann Street, South made by Butcher, seconded by Barber and carried. Motion to advertise for a used mechanic service truck for the Road Department was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to give the Road Department two hours for attending the mandatory meeting was made by Butcher, seconded by Barber and carried. Pat Alfonso addressed the Board with her concerns of being written up by the Road Superintendent. Motion to terminate Pat Alfonso was made by Barber, seconded by Butcher, carried by Williams, and Johnson. Stoutamire voted no. Motion to appoint Dexter Barber as the new Chairman was made by Butcher, seconded by Williams, and carried. Motion to re-appoint Kevin Williams as the Vice Chairman was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to pay the bills was made by Williams, seconded by Barber and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Barber and carried. Warrant List & Numbers Operating Fund...4584 4604 Weatherization Fund...3689 3876 Payroll Fund...32338 32494 ________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Jim Johnson, Chairman The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jim Johnson. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Dexter Barber, Albert Butcher, and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Commissioner Davis Stoutamire. Pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Albert Butcher. Supervisor of Elections, Marcia Wood AutoMark Voter Assist Terminals with Election Systems and Software, LLC. The rental payment is $490 for each machine with a total of $3,920 per year will be made from her budget. Also Election Systems and Software will buy back old equipment at $250 each for 11 units, a total of $2,750. Motion to approve two contracts, one for rental and one for buy back, was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to combine Precinct #1 with #3 and #7 with #6 for the Republican Ballot for the Presidential Primary for this election only and to notify each Republican voter by mail was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Barber and carried. Re-districting needs to be done by 2013. Mrs. Wood requested that the Board not start this process until after the elections. Motion to adjourn was made by Butcher, seconded by Barber and carried. ______________________________ Charla Kearce, Deputy Clerk Jim Johnson, ChairmanNov. 3 special meeting minutes from the Liberty Co. Commission The meeting was called to order by Chair man Dexter Barber. Present were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover and Clerk Robert Hill. The opening prayer was given by Chairman Barber. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commissioner Stoutamire. Road Superintendent Jim Shuler recommend ed to the Board that Pat Alfonso be reinstated to her position at the Road Department. Motion by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried to reinstate Pat Alfonso. Motion to adjourn by Johnson, seconded by Williams and carried. ________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, ChairmanNov. 11 emergency meeting minutes The meeting was called to order by Chair man Dexter Barber. Present were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Attorney Tim Warner, and Clerk Robert Hill. The Prayer was given by Commissioner Stoutamire. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commissioner Williams. The meeting was recessed for executive session. The meeting was reconvened by Chairman Barber. Motion by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried for Clerk Hill to represent the Board in mediation of the Odom lawsuit. Motion to adjourn by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson and carried. ________________ ________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, ChairmanLiberty Commission holds executive session Nov. 22 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 SMDr. Mulliss Smart LensSM 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 We've got the fence posts to meet your needs.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 Liberty Post & Barn Pole Inc.

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 Carr Schools fourth graders share their Christmas wish list with Santa from the students in Sybil Plazarin and Jessica Hills classes Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies.WPHK Radio K-102.7 FMWYBT Radio Y-1000 AM K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also air at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET.Swap Shop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes even longer!) Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away.K102.7 is the voice of the Liberty County Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers and the Florida GatorsDear Santa, All I want is Skyland Spyros Adventure and Jesus to have a happy birthday. The reason I deserve Skylands is because of my good deeds, like helping my dad work on are house is by following the smell of cookies and carrots and even tootsie rolls. JAY T. Dear Santa, How are you? I hope you arent sick of cookies because your gonna be stuffed after you leave my house. For Christmas I want a boomb box so I can play all my CDs on it while I play with my toys. I also want a Petra CD so I have more of their collection. I deserve the gifts I want because earlier in the year I helped my Pepa clear out a little of the woods in by looking for a fox hole in a yard. ALIYAS ATHAM Dear Santa, I want a soft pink rug for my room. I also would love a pink-zebra rhinestone phone cover for a chocolate touch. I think I deserve them because I have done extra chores house at 231 drive. KARAH LEE Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a handmade knife, a 20 gadge pump shot gun and last but not least I want 30 acres of land to go hunting on. I deserve these gifts because I wash the dishes every afternoon. You can a tree and climb back up it over and over again. CHRIS FINCH Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a sock monkey, a phone, a labtop, and a guitar. The reason I deserve these gifts is because I havent got any dots (a way of discipline). Santa of cookies and the sound of snoring. BREANNA VARNUM Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a Xbox 360 game called Call of Duty, World at War. I also want for Christmas a paint ball gun and helmet. Also I want a four wheeler. I have vacuumed and helped people whin they fall. I help them if there hurt or by going to the Frink sign in Clarksville, Florida and look for a address that has 48876013 on the mail box. GAGE BOND Dear Santa, I want a Blackberry for Christmas. I deserve this gift because I do what my mom and dad tell me to. Plus one day I forgot to clean my room so I got in trouble. The things I did this past year is helping in the yard and clean the bathroom. The way for the delicious cookies. CAYLEE RATLIFF Dear Santa, I would like a phone. I should deserve this gift because I made As house in Kinard (the small city). I cause you will smell the cookies a mile away and you know you will have to have some milk to wash it down. Merry Christmas and dont forget its Jesus birthday. SYDNEE PASS Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is the Skylanders Spyros Adventure video game, a few extra Skylanders (example: Cynder, Camo and Whirlwind) and just a bit of money (and Happy Birthday to Jesus of course). I have said yes maam, yes sir, no maam, no sir, Ive done well in school and Ive done what my parents have told me to. If you have road with trees all around and in an opening inside will be my house. JAMES ANDREW NICHOLS Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is some money please. I need money because well me and my parents are my house but anyway I hope Santa COLE Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a new 12 gage shotgun or four wheeler mostley an Xbox 360 or you can get me anything. Or you can get me nothing cause on my report card I had made FDDC. I deserve these gifts because I washed the car, done laundry, and hauled tons of lumber. will see a small dog and big dogs. TRENTEN Dear Santa, May I have a Miley Cyrus CD, cowgirl hat. I deserve things because I took out the trash, wash the dishes, went to sleep without playing, didnt play in the car. I was good my house because you are magical. You know where everybodys house is. This is why I love Christmas! CARRIE HANNA Dear Santa, I would love to have a new dog. I want a dog because they are playfull and loving and reall easy to take care of. The reason why I deserve a new dog is because I have been good all year. I have got out of bed on time and I have helped with some of the chores. Last I have done all that my mom has asked me even take pictures in a purple dress. That is why I think that I deserve a dog. Also Santa this is how you will Santa over here! BRITTLEY SANGSTER Dear Santa, I would like a set of Legos for Christmas it would be so cool. I have been good, I took out the trash, washed the dishes, feed my dog, helped my brother with his homework and have not back talked my parents. I will stand on my roof and my house. CECIL BRYANT Dear Santa, How are you? Christmas is coming soon. I think I know what I want it is a iPod. I think I deserve this I have been good a lot and I have did all my chores. If you dont know were my house is then look for a brik house at the county line and my house is lit up so I dont think it is going to be go down the chimney! ASHLEY BRAMBLETT Dear Santa, I know you are not real but I would want for Christmas is a new bike, a real monster truck, bow and arrow and a new rife. I deserve these things because I do dishes, clean room, clean bathroom and clean the yard. You have to get through the door because I do not have a chimney. I will be on the ceiling and have glowsticks and when I see you, I will make you be surprised. JAKE PATERSON Dear Santa, I wrote to tell you what I want for Christmas. I would like a DSI and a game to go with it. But I deserve these things because I help my little sister with her homework so I was good most of the year. I shouldnt have to tell you where I live. You were there last year. HANNAH TYLER Dear Santa, I dont really want anything for Christmas but one thing. That one thing is to celebrate with my family. That would be the best thing ever. Then I could remember the time I got all of the family over. I deserve this because I have been good plus we havent had the family over four house with your navigation. JONI SMITH Dear Santa, I know its not Christmas but, Merry Christmas anyway. What I want for Christmas is an air hogs remote controlled jet. I heard they can be tons of fun. I dont really care what color you get me so you dont have to ask me. I dont think I deserve it though because Ive been getting into trouble lately. Not at school but at home. Well maybe youll change your mind. If not, then its okay, besides Ive been saving money just in case. But the only way is if you look at a map. And I dont have a chimney. ALEX DEGOLYERApalacheeTheR estaurant Hwy. 20, Bristol 643-2264$25 CALL US TO PRE-ORDER YOURTODAYSee CHRISTMAS LETTERS continued on page 24

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011CARR SCHOOLS ChristmasLETTERSContinued from page 23Dear Santa, I wont for Christmas is a DSI and a new cell phone and a laptop for Christmas. The reason why is I do the dishes, be nice to people and when someone heart my feelings I just walk away. Santa my house is in the woods. It is in on a dirt roude so dont miss it. ALICIA WALDRON Dear Santa, TV. I deserve it because I make straight As in class. During the day before Christmas I will sleep. You know why? Well, because I am gonna stay up all night. I will put a glow in the dark shirt and pants on and put glow in the me. I am gonna roll around in the yard like a pig all so I can get your attention. That is how BAILEE MILLER Dear Santa, I would like to have these four things for Christmas. One of the things I want for Christmas is a laptop. The second thing I want for Christmas is clothes for my cabbage patch doll. A third thing I want for Christmas is my room cleaned. Most of all is my family and you happy. Actually I want everybody to be happy. I deserve these things because I have been good to my family and friends. Ive took out the trash and put new trash bags in the trash can. Ive been doing the laundry. Ive been doyou ask? Well thats easy. You know where everybody lives. AUTUMN RAISBECK Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pogostick, a deck of Pokemon cards, nerf gun, Hot Wheels, Bakugaun, lego blocks, Chemistry set. I deserve these things because I have done my house because you know everything. Dont go through the chimney. Its falling apart. STONE TAYLOR Dear Santa, I want these things for Christmas. Number 1 is a lap top. The second thing I want is a phone. The third thing I want is a four wheel er. I deserve these things because Ive been with my sister for a second! That is a world I will be standing on my roof with Christmas lights all over me and I will be saying, Santa, Santa! Over here! MADISON CONYERS Dear Santa, What I would love to have for Christmas is a new Wii game its called big game hunter 2012. The second thing I want is one of your elfs. I always help around the house. I help dad feed the chickens. Then I help mom wash the dishes. My house is on Miller Rd. My last name is called Miller. I will always keep cookies out for you Santa my house has more than watch out! CANE MILLER Dear Santa, How are you? This is what I want for Christmas, Cars two, cool gum like you got my and toas. I deserve these things because I have been a good boy most of the time. You the most beautiful lights. DARTANION HOPE Families gathered at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement on Dec. 3 to enjoy breakfast with Santa, who arrived ready to visit and take photos with children. RIGHT: David White and sausage. ABOVE CENTER: Maelee Hall has a serious talk with Santa about her gift options for this year. ABOVE RIGHT: Natalie Smith smiles as she has her photo syrup for Hunters pancakes. LEFT: Peggy Hall and Kristen enjoy the meal. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS WITHSantaBREAKFAST

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25 Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus? I know you are getting ready for Christmas. Thank you for the bike I got last year. I was thinking if you could this year get me a Nintendo 3Ds. I think I need this because I have thinking of was cars two game for that 3Ds. I think I deserve this because sometimes I help my dad at work. Another thing I was thinking of was a RC Racer. I think I deserve this because I have been working hard in school learning my multi plication facts. Another thing I was thinking of was a gocart. I know gocarts are fast. I think I deserve this because I havent got in trouble for the past few days. Heres how to get to my house. Go right about one mile. Its the trailer beside a blue house and a little house. Ill leave cookies and milk on the table next to the couch. COLE FIELDER Dear Santa, I hope you get dazzled by my amaz ing Christmas tree this year. How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? I hope you have a jolly Christmas and Christmas Eve. Santa I must warn you to be careful coming to my house we might accidently shoot your reindeer mistaken for a regular deer. We have tree stands all around my farm. Its a living death trap. There is only one thing I want this year, a disk cleaner set. I think I deserve this because I do my work willing with a happy attitude. I do my chores, and I always work hard in school so please give me go straight down to the farm. Im the gray house to the right. A dazzling Christmas tree will be waiting. SHAWN DEES Dear Santa, What is going on up in the North Pole? Are the raindeer ok? I hope give us presents. I hope you bring me a watch and a phone for Christmas. I think I deserve these gifts because I did my chores and I bought food for my family and my dog. I hope I am not on Santas naughty list I will not get any presents on Christmas Day. Santa, I live in a white house with a red mustang and a green Ford truck. I will leave you cookies and milk on the table. I hope you have a nice trip to Florida and I hope the weather is good. BRAYLAN HILL Dear Santa, How long does it take you to deliver toys all around the world? How is Mrs. Claus doing? Am I still on the nice list? Well, if I am Id like a gokart and a PS3 with two cordless controllers but most importantly I want to hear the reindeers hooves hit my roof on Christmas Eve. The only reason I want the presents is cause Ive never had on before, Santa and Ive been nice and my parents love me. I live in mobile home and have a barn shaped stor age shed. TYLER VOWELL Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus? Is it fun in the North Pole? Thank you for my Wii that you brought me last year. I hope you make me something good like you did last year. This year I want a Wii Fit and Just Dance 3. It would go with what you got me last year. I think I should get Wii Fit and Just Dance 3 because I have been good and I was on the honor roll I also do all my chores and help my mom around the house. Santa you will see my house. I have a lot of lights in my yard and two reindeer. It looks cute in my opinion. I will leave you a lot of cookies and milk by the tree. SHELBY ROBERTS Dear Santa, What is it like in the North Pole? I know you are getting ready to travel, but I want to tell you what I want. I want a DS some slippers and pjs. I deserve this because I clean, wash dishes and wash clothes. I live in a gray traler with four red vehicles. When you come I will have cookies and milk for you. WHITNEY PICKRON Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Clas? I know you are getting into complicated times so this year Im going to go easy on you. All I want is a new bike, a Nintendo licopter and last but not least an electric scooter. I think I deserve this because I say thank you, yes maam, no maam, yes sir, no sir and please. My house is the pail colored one with Christmas lights and reindeer food spread on the lawn. CARSON HATCHER Dear Santa, I would like a touch screen phone for Christmas. Ive been good this year. Ive done my chores. I feed the dogs. I rake the yard. I do the dishes. I walk to the dogs. I used to water the tomatoes, but our tomato plant died. You should know where Blountstown is. I live on Calhoun Ave. and 12th sreet. CALEAN WATTS Dear Santa, I have been an O.K. kid this year. I have opened the door for people and I let people skip me in line. I really hope you will bring me a Playstation 3, Madden 12, Infamous, Infamous2 and college football 12. Grand Ridge on Bailey Street, then turn left, then go street, next turn left again. TAVIS SIMPSON Dear Santa, I know I havent been the best boy. I probably shouldnt have done what I did and I feel sorry and if you still forgive me please try to get me what I want like a phone-straight talk, a radio with big speakers. The good things I did were, watch out for my little sister, feed the chickens, and do my chores. My house is on 12th St. and it has lights on everywhere. ALEX PITTMAN Dear Santa, How are you doing this year? I want to design my own Nike tennis shoes for Christmas and when I tell my parents what I want for Christmas they tell me you have to show you want it, by like being nice to people and helping people. The night before Christmas I will bake cookies the house. And Ill be good for the rest of the year and on Christmas morning if I dont get what I want its ok, because all I need is my family. They take care of me. They help me and I know theyre here for me and Santa thats all I need. SUMMER HILL Dear Santa, I want a laptop for Christmas. I really deserve it because I have been a good girl. I make all As on my report card. I clean my room every other week. I am nice to my friends. I dont talk back to the teacher. I do very good on my work. Please bring me a laptop. If you were wondering how to get to my house just look for a brick house with blue trim. I live in Blountstown Florida 32424 is the zip code. GRACE MCGILL Dear Santa, How are you? Have you been feel ing well? This year I would like roller scates and a digital camera and a happy Christmas holiday. Ive tried very hard to be nice this year. I made all As, I have no checks and I work very hard. Ive helped my mom wash clothes, fold clothes and decorate for Christmas and that was hard. How can you get to my house, you say? It is easy. You type in my name Sarah Shuler on your So maybe I can get what I want for Christmas? Thank you for your time. SARAH SHULER Dear Santa, Ive been good and all I really want is a DVD player, and I hope it comes with a case and head phones. Ive been good. I tried to help my sisters, say yes, mam, no mam, no sir, yes sir, and thats why I should get them. JOANNA NICHOLE HOOD Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want a new four wheeler. I think I deserve a new four wheeler because I help people and I do all my work. One time I helped a kid pick up his books. Thats why I deserve a new four wheeler and maybe some money. My house is at Dessy Stone Road. CHRIS SAPP Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a new Ipad touch, boots and hot glue sticks. Ive been doing all my work listening to my teacher, daddy and moma. My mom took me to ALCO there was two ladies. They had string stuck in a well, so I helped and got it out. If you see Big Bends you turn on Jane St. keep on going until you see blue that is my house. SHANIA KNOWLES Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is some new PSP games and some Wii games and an Xbox 360. I think I deserve these games because I always help my cousin, Qua, out. I am nice to my friends and help them too. Santa ing to put on lots of lights and I will stand outside and yell your name. POLA MCCLOUD Dear Santa, How are you? Because Im great. For Christmas I want boots, hot pink camera and a slide phone. I have tried to be nice to my sister and I have not gotten any checks. Another reason I deserve boots, camera and slide phone is, I have helped my mom and dad a lot. Like yesterday my mom asked me to put a way all the candy cane boxes and I said okay mom. I think I deserve them for those reasons. I live in Blountstown just about 10 min. from the school. You just turn on to a paved road and look for a big brick with lights on the bushes. I will open the chimney for you and leave milk and pie. ISABELL HOLLOWAY Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want an air hog blue sky. Go into Blountstown then go to the moble RV park. Then go to number, I cant remember. I have been good this year I have no checks. I had not got in home. QUIN CARGILE Dear Santa, This is what I want for Christmas, a bike and Xbox 360, a PSP and a phone. I deserve it because I been good to my mom and daddy by cleaning the house. And you get there in the quarters on Pear Street. DARION SIMMONS Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a 3D DS and a new bike. I had never got a check in school before. Also I dont get in trouble and I work hard in school and I also get good grades. That is why I think I should get 3D DS and a new bike. If your wonder your rainder GPS. Just type in Brian one more thing, thank you. BRIAN MARTINEZ Dear Santa, I write this letter to tell you what touch and I want an electric skooter with a seat on the back and clothes. I live on River St. Go down the road an look for a light brown and dark brown trailer. TAMIRA BLACK Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is an electric scooter with a seat on it and one more thing a big big baby doll head so I can do its hair. Why I deserve it is I am nice. Go down scrat and you will take a right and you go to see a crave and you see a blue house. ZIATORIA NIKKOLE ZIGGLER Dear Santa, I want an Xbox 360 for Christmas. I have been good for my parents and my papa and granny. Ive been doing my chore Ive been taking out the garbage let me tell you where I live. I live on 22nd street youll see a grape tree as big as an elephant turn left and youre there. I hope I see it under the tree. NOAH GRANTHAM Dear Santa, I have been bad I know you know it. lot. I have never been good but this years Christmas I will. This year I want Pokemon cards, a Pokemon games PSP, Playstation 2, PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DSI XL, 3Ds and a Wii. The good things Ive done is that I never got in trouble at school. I have been a good boy to my teachers. I have done my chores and been nice to my friends. One of the friends I made this year is Brian. He is a good boy he likes the same things I like. I live in Bristol. Ill give you the directions turn on the street where Subway is but dont go into Subway. Just go on the road. After that look for the house that has the color brown and white. A brown van is parked in the front there are to many trees in the way when you look for it makes sure it is on Baker Street and thats my house. SAUL PUENTE Dear Santa, I would like one of those Crayola Crayon Makers, where you put broken crayons in the machine and you colors, 4 colors, 6 colors, 8 colors, even 10 colors in one crayon, realChristmas. I deserve these because I am making good grades and being good on the bus, cleaning up after playing and being nice. I have two house I live in, but Ill still tell, Abe Springs across from Miny Lee Road and somewhere in Blountstown. KIRSTEN SCARABIN Dear Santa, I would like a big stuffed dog, a Nintendo DSI and even new shoes. Why I deserve these things is I work hard in school. I listen to the teacher. I help my mom to do the sister sometimes. But then when we stop we just laugh, but I dont know why. I help my mom take care of my baby brother. I sometime try to make him stop crying. Thats why I think I deserve it a little. I live beside the new middle school, in front of a little school for little kids. Mine is the second house. DANIELA MARTINEZ Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I would like a DS and a DSi XL, and a scooter and clothes and shoes, and a four wheeler and a dirt bike and iPod. I deserve these items because Ive been trying to be a good girl in school. I work hard in classes. I dont curse. I do what grown ups tell me to do. I open doors for people. Oh, by the way, let me explain how to get to my house. Okay, you know where the Piggly Wiggly is right? So you keep going and stop at the stop sign and take a right and you see a shop and take another right. Then you go to the end of the road and make a left. Go down that road you see trailers and youll see SHATASHIA DEVEAUX Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want an iPad touch. I want an iPad touch because I was being very, very good and I did tell my chores at home like cleaning my room making my bed and doing the dishes. One big thing I was very good for is helping people that are in need like donating clothes and food. That is why I want an iPad so much. Oh yeah how is Santa going to get to my house? ALAJAH GODWIN from the students at Blountstown Elementary School in Sandy Willis & Kim Peacocks classesSee CHRISTMAS LETTERS continued on page 30

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Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011Two four-wheelers, $2,500 OBO. Call 643-8877. 12-7, 12-142003 Polaris Sportsman 700 V-twin 440 miles, garage kept, great for work or play, $4,700. Call 643-8715. 12-7, 12-14 AUTO ACCESSORIESTwo BF Goodwrench tires, 28570-R17, $500. Call 544-8966 or 237-1730. 12-14, 12-21Plastic truck bedliner insert, 4 1/2x8, $50 OBO. Call 556-7019. 12-14, 12-21 HUNTING & FISHINGRuger New Vaquero Colt .45, long barrel, $500. Call 557-3343. 12-14, 12-21Oak gun cabinet, holds 10, plus storage compartment, $375. Call 643-8715. 12-7, 12-14Mossberg pump shotgun 835., full turkey choke, $200; Remington pump 6 mm, has 3x9x40 mm Nikon scope, $400. Call 6436808. 12-7, 12-1412 ft. Welded boat, 30 hp Johnson, ft. ctr. trolling semi-v motor, on trailer, $5,000 OBO. Call 6432390. 12-7, 12-14Buy, sell and trade in the CAMPERS2003 Flagstaff 5th wheel camper, like new condition inside and out. Updated interior, 4 brand new tires, brand new AC unit, $9,300. Call for more information 6436180 or 643-1650. 12-7, 12-14 camper 26 ft., with slide out, AC, excellent condition, parked in Bristol. To see, call (715) 661-1038. 12-7, 12-14 APPLIANCES36 Gas range, electric stove top, range hood, three electric dishwashers, Kirby vacuum cleaner with all attachments, excellent condition, Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center, Hwy. 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFNEstate washer, heavy duty, super en months old, $150; Small Haire freezer chest, $40, seven months old. Call 643-4939. 12-14, 12-21Kenmore refrigerator side by side, $150. Call 674-3264.12-7, 12-14 FURNITUREBeautiful roll top desk with middle drawer. Natural wood grain, $125. Entertainment Bar 6 long, 24 wide, 3 10 tall with tiled apron and top. Padded around tiled top with brown leather. Ornate carved base, $200. Call 674-8376. 12-7, 12-14Beautiful carved ornate 4 panel room divider; each panel is 20 wide; natural wood grain, $200. Call 674-8376. 12-7, 12-14Bedroom suite. Dresser with mirror and 6 drawers. Mattress double bed. Light varnished wood grain. Excellent condition, $200. Light brown varnished wood grain dresser with 6 drawers with mirror, $30. Call 674-8376. 12-7, 12-14 Chocolate brown sectional, $350 OBO. Call 447-4803.12-7, 12-14Kitchen tablecellent condition, $75; couch, under one year old, $400 OBO. Call 510-6387. 12-7, 12-14 TRUCKS1988 GMC Topkick water well drilling rig, Arco top head drive, 3x4 Mission pump, 3 cyl. Gardener Denver air compressor and 1991 International 1600 gal. water truck, $30,000 for both, possible 12-7, 12-14 CARS1997 Regal Grand Sport, good condition, strong engine 3800, good body, dependable transmission, $2,000 OBO. Call 643-2616. 12-7, 12-14 MOTORCYCLES & ATVS1100 Harley Davidson, belt drive, $2,500. Call 814-7454. 12-7, 12-14 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 SALE $25; Disney VHS movies, $2; 19 TV, $10; Hot Wheels collection, tracks and travel tracks with case; Little Pet Shop lots of bobble heads, Little Pet Shop town; My Little Ponys. Call 643-2327 or 597-3186. 12-14, 12-21Christmas lights, starting at 25 per box, will sell all for one price. Call 674-8992. 12-14, 12-21, includes mat that is valued at $100, asking $400 OBO; Ab Lounge ter 5 p.m. (CT). 12-14, 12-21Kerosene heater, best offer; miscellaneous furniture; toddler bed; baby buggy. Call 674-3264. 12-14, 12-21Commercial security system with three cameras, $1,000 OBO. Call 643-8877. 12-7, 12-14Set It & Forget It Rotisserie as seen on TV, $50. Call 674-8376.12-7, 12-14Black cashmere coat with real fur collar, $20; Nice sweater coat with matching dress; blue/gray size 12, $20. Call 674-8376. 12-7, 12-14Ladies clothing, After 6 p.m., or high quality, size 11/12, new; lovely ladies dressy crape pants suit, pale grey, never worn, still has tag, size 12. Call 348-3554. 12-7, 12-14Competition size foosball table, $100. Call 447-2698. 12-7, 12-14Boys pants, 18 months, almost new, $2 each or make offer on bag. Call 567-3418. 12-7, 12-14Dean guitar with carrying case, $200. Call 510-6387. 12-7, 12-14Fabric by the yard, reduced prices; two strollers, one pink, one blue, $15 each; Christmas wreath, $15; black leather couch, $200; Flowered sleeper sofa, $150; assorted Christmas ornaments, from $0.50 and up. Call 674-3264. 12-7, 12-14Lots of Christmas decorations, couch and love seat, good selection of clothes for entire family, dishes and other kitchen necessities and many other items. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN ELECTRONICSAiwa CD stereo system three disc changer, dual tape deck, AM/ FM radio, two speakers and remote, $50 OBO. 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BrokerLAND SALE 10 ACRE + TRACTSPaved Highway Frontage With Planted Pine Trees From $4,995 per acreWith $600 Down Regular ContractWith $2,500 Down No Interest First YearWith $5,000 Down No Interest First 2 Years Owner Financing No Qualifying APT for Rent inBLOUNTSTOWNCall 674-8081FOR MORE INFORMATION2 BD, 1 BA Apartment, very nice, good location12-14 T 12-28 For Rent in A ltha762-9555 OR 573-5255Very Nice & Clean Trailers in quiet neighborhood, includes lawn care. 1ST month FREE w/ $100 security deposit HOLIDAY SPECIAL REAL ESTATEWANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. 1983 Leisure travel trailer, 32 ft., clear title, $1,400 OBO. Call 5106387. 12-7, 12-14 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT, spread axle, 48x102, good for hauling, military, $8,500. Call 674-8992. 12-14, 12-21Craftsman leaf sweeper, $65. Call 643-3509. 12-7, 12-14 PETS/SUPPLIESDog houses, four medium size, from Altha Co-op. Good shape, free to home where pets dont have proper shelter. Large igloo in good shape. Call 228-5737. 12-14, 12-21 mix, female, two years old, needs a good home, very friendly, great with people, free to good home. Call (806) 474-5917 or 556-2479. 12-14, 12-21Pit puppies chocolate, buckskin and black, parents on premises. Call 209-0506 and 209-0528. 12-14, 12-21American White English puppies, four males, parents on premises, ready to go. Call 762-3617. 12-14, 12-21, full-blooded, free to good home. Call 447-1131. 12-14, 12-21. Call 6436180 or 643-1650. 12-7, 12-14 good hunting dog. Call 643-2327. 12-7, 12-14Five free puppies, lab mix. Call 643-3321. 12-7, 12-14, three-month-old puppy, female, $100. Call 674-3033. 12-7, 12-14, female, one year old, very friendly and playful, mother on premises. Call 762-3370 or (202) 306-4821. 12-7, 12-14 LOST & FOUNDDog near Tolar School 12-yearold small white and cream-colored female mix, answers to Little Bit or Bitters. Has one ear that is withered. Inside dog, not use to STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYS Aries, pretending to enjoy something you dont like will not make for a productive week. Speak your mind. If something is bothering you, say so. Taurus, theres nothing mysterious about a presentation that is made, which earns your interest. This could be a good opportunity for a change if you pursue it. Gemini, you are trying to purchase something that has sentimental value but you cant in mind. Dont devote too much energy to the challenge. When someone at work makes an announcement, you are caught off-guard by the news. It will take you a few days to recover, but then its business as usual. The cliche, save for a rainy day was never more appropriate, Leo. Your rainy day has arrived, and you may need to tap into saved funds just to get along. acting irrationally, and thats not within your character. It could be time to step aside and regroup, which may paint a clearer picture of your behavior. You have nothing on your mind except having fun, Libra, and thats OK. Since youve been working so hard lately, its actually a good opportunity to do some thing to let loose. Scorpio, although things have been a bit hectic, you have found new strategies for not letting the stress affect your well-being. Youre enjoying the ride, instead. Sagittarius, organization at home can go a long way to bringing a new outlook on your life. Think about eliminating some of the clut ter that has taken over. Its high time you share some of the responsibility with someone else, Capricorn. Managing every thing yourself is a one-way ticket to getting stressed out. Thats not what you need. Aquarius, contrary to what you may believe, you cannot always be right in every situation. Thinking this way is counterproductive to your relationships and could affect friendships. Pisces. Examine all the ins and outs and consider all the pros and cons before committing.Week of Dec. 18 ~ Dec. 24DECEMBER 18 Christina Aguilera, Singer (31) DECEMBER 19 Jennifer Beals, Actress (48) DECEMBER 20 David Cook, Singer (29) DECEMBER 21 Ray Romano, Comic (54) DECEMBER 22 Ali Lohan, Model (18) DECEMBER 23 Eddie Vedder, Singer (47) DECEMBER 24 Stephanie Meyer, Author (38) the cold. Collar is missing. Call 447-1840 with any information. 12-14, 12-21 WANTEDTC encore, 7mm or 300 win; Walther PK any caliber. Call 5735656. 12-14, 12-21TVs, computer parts, basically any electronics, working or not and scrap metal. We will pick up. Call 447-2885. 12-14, 12-21Plexi glass, 2x3, will pay. Call 643-1428 leave message. 12-7, 12-14 and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on Hwy. 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN. We will pick them up. Call 6435045 or 447-3819. 3-23 T. 12-28 HOMES & LAND4.8 Acres on Hwy. 12 N. Bundys Circle. Call 625-0404. 12-14, 12-21 YARD SALES BRISTOL Saturday, Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon., 10422 NW West 1st St. in Neal Subdivision, toys, bunkbeds with full size mattress, clothes and miscellaneous items. Phone 643-2327. SUBSCRIPTION FORMThe Calhoun-Liberty Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321Name_____________________________________________ Phone___________________ Email ____________________GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY House for Sale BRISTOL(850) 643-6009

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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 BLOUNTSTOWN MAIN STREETS ANNUAL Tour o f HomesI called them and told them I just won a million dollars and I wanted a new Camaro. I never owned a new one, Hunt said. But before picking up his car, he had his ticket. He wasnt too happy about handing it over without getting any kind of a receipt. They had to take it behind the counter and scan it. They didnt give me nothing to tell me I had a million dollars, he said. I didnt get rowdy, but I asked a lot of questions and kept and eye on her the whole time, he said, adding, I didnt want the numbers to change while the ticket was back there. And while he did win a million dollars he came away with a little more than half after choosing the one-time lump-sum payment option which left him with $525,000 after taxes. He didnt want to spread out the money over 20 years, noting, Im already 63 years old. Other than having plenty of money in the bank, Hunt doesnt plan to make too many changes in his life. Im going to spend a little of it to try to make some money, he said, explaining that he plans to buy some equipment for his business, Hunts Garage. He wants to put in a front end alignment machine and may start selling tires. I aint got no intention of retiring right now, he said. While this certainly was his biggest win, it was far from his only good fortune with games of chance. This past July, he won $48,000 at an internet cafe in Quincy. A few years back, he won an outboard motor in Jasper, Tenn. And through the years, hes had plenty of healthy wins with lottery tickets sometimes a few dollars, sometimes a few hundred. On a recent trip to a Biloxi casino, he earmarked $5,000 to gamble with and lost it all. But on the way home, he stopped to get a couple of lottery tickets and won $190. As much as he enjoys the lottery, he doesnt recommend it to everyone, particularly those living with a tight budget. I would tell them dont spend your grocery money on a lottery ticket. It aint a guaranteed thing. Hunts longtime friend, Willie D. Wise, said the money wont change him a bit. Hes just as stubborn when hes broke as when hes got money, he said, adding, I dont care if hes got nine million dollars. Hes the same way all the time.ALTHAMillionairecontinued from the front page Blountstown Main Street once again included a Bristol residence on this years Tour of Homes. Visitors who came to the Pea Ridge Road residence of Teresa Eubanks Friday night found plenty of holiday lights and a table full of treats to nibble on, including Doris Trayors famous bread pudding. LEFT: Brothers Ethan and Aidan Grover got to pick out a gift from Santas toybox as they left. BELOW LEFT: Shelby Roddenberry kept the guest book and handed out gift bags to visitors as they departed. CENTER: This Steampunk Christmas tree wore a top hat and was festooned with airships, mercury glass, compasses, cameos and clockfaces. BELOW: Johnny Eubanks donned a top hat, bow tie and vest before he conducted tours. ABOVE: One of the residents of the Cat Hall welcomes guests from the staircase. RIGHT: Nancy Stone and Edna Stephens sample the buffet.Become a VolunteerBecome a vital part of the advocacy team. Help an abused, neglected or otherwise at-risk child by becoming a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem. Discover how you can make a difference in a childs life.Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation PHONE (850) 410-4642

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DECEMBER 14, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29 HOLIDAY RECIPESFavorite holiday Christmas cookie recipes. Use these easy recipes for your Christmas cookies and gift giving projects.ristmas ookiesIn a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners sugar until light and and cornstarch; gradually add to Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, beat butter until desired; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled cookies; sprinkle with crushed candies. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.Nutrition Facts: 1 cookie equals 90 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 36 mg sodium, 11 g INGRED I ENTS 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 cup cornstarch FROSTING: 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar 2 tablespoons 2% milk 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract 2 to 3 drops red food coloring, optional 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candiesPEPPERMINT MELTAWAYS In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. and salt; gradually add to the creamed late chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Divide dough in half. Shape into two 8-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Dip half of the cookies in white coating; remaining cookies in dark chocolate coating. Place milk chocolate coating in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in one corner of the bag. Pipe designs on cookies. Let stand for 30 minutes or until set. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.Nutrition Facts: 2 cookies equals 247 calories, 14 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 82 mg sodium, 31 g carbohy INGRED I ENTS 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon Spice Islands pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped almonds *1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips 12 ounces white candy coating disks, melted 12 ounces dark chocolate candy coating disks, melted 2 ounces milk chocolate candy coating disks, meltedCHOC OLATE DIPPED C OOKIES ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. INGRED I ENTS 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup 2% milk 1 teaspoon Spice Islands pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries 3/4 cup chopped pecansCHERRY CHO C OLATE NUT COOKIESYield: 5 dozen. 60 Servings Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch CKids of all ages will want to pitch in when it comes time to roll the ropes of colored dough for these cute candy canes. Pepthrough, so the cookies taste as good as they look.In a large bowl, beat food coloring into one portion. Shape 1 teaspoon of white dough into a 6-in. rope. Shape 1 teaspoon of red dough into a 6-in. rope. Place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist. Place on an ungreased baking sheet; curve top of cookie to form handle of cane. Repeat with remaining dough, placing cookies 2 in. apart on baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before carefully removing to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 33 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 5 INGRED I ENTS 1/2 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened 2 tablespoons all* 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 teaspoon red food coloringCANDY CANE C OOKIESEveryone in the family can have fun making these Candy Cane Cookies In a large bowl, beat sugar and oil until blended. Beat in eggs, peel. Combine the and salt; gradually Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, redipping in sugar as needed. Place 1/4 teaspoon jelly in the center of each cookie. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 84 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, INGRED I ENTS 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup canola oil 2 eggs 2 teaspoons Spice Istract 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup jam or jelly TOPPED SUGAR COOKIESYield: about 3-1/2 dozen. 42 Servings

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has a suggestion for anyone shopping for a boater this holiday. A new, comfortable life jacket makes an ideal gift, and it could save someones life. A lot of people dont wear life jackets because they feel theyre uncomfortable, said Capt. Tom Shipp of the FWCs Boating and Waterways Section. However, with newer models, such as belt packs or suspenders, you hardly feel them. Replacing an old, bulky life jacket with a newer model makes a great gift. Belt-pack and suspender life jackets are after the wearer pulls a cord. Prices of the belt-pack and suspender life jackets start at approximately $60. Frequently, a life jacket can save a life dur ing a boating accident, Shipp said. One of the main responsibilities for FWC safely. They often check boaters for adherence to safety regulations and educate them about safe boating practices. Unfortunately, at other boating accidents. Many people dont expect to need a life jacket, particularly if they feel they are good swimmers, Shipp said. However, when boating accidents happen, you may not be able to rely on your swimming skills. Many of the boating accidents the FWC investigates involve drowning deaths. Last year, there were 79 boating fatalities 49 of them by may have saved those lives and recommends boaters wear one at all times on the water. Bottom line: If you fall overboard with a life jacket on, your chances of survival are greatly enhanced. This holiday season, the gift of a life jacket could be a gift of life. For more boating safety information, visit MyFWC. com/Boating or call (850) 488-5600. Page 30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 Dear Santa, My name is Sabry Cook I am ten years old and I have the same initials as you. Are you excited about Christmas as much as I am? This year for Christmas I want an I pad 2. I think I deserve an I pad 2 because I made all As on my report card and Ive been really nice. I help with a lot of chores around the house like cloths, dishes and I clean my room. When I make good grades I dont ask to eat out because I know that Christmas is coming up. Heres how to get to my house in case you get lost I have a tree house in my yard a golf cart and a dog pen around back. I will leave cookies for you. Sincerely, SABRY COOK P.S. You better hurry up that is if you want some cookies. Dear Santa, How are the reindeer? My mom said if I want something good I have to be good. Is it true? I will leave some cookies for you and Mrs. Claus. Can you give me a Xbox 360 and a D.S. I deserve it I was a good boy all year. O yea. I live Hidden Creek Trailer Park. If me. I got a BIG boat in my yard you cant mis it. I hope the wather is good on Chrismas eve. Have a Your friend. DANNY STALLWORTH Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus and the reindeer doing? Thank you for the gifts you gave me last year. I liked them very much. The reason Im writing this letter is because I would like to know how are doing and you need to know what I want for Christmas so you can bring them to me. I think I deserve a puppy and a stuffed animal because I have been a good girl all year and I helped people like my mom and my dad when they need my help. Then you need to know where I live. I live on a road called Orange St. I am a lit tle white house on the left side of the road. I have a little Christmas tree on my front porch at my house. I think youll see my house because it has lots of lights. Merry Christmas! CHLOE T AYLOR P.S. I promise to put cookies under the tree for you. Dear Santa, How are you and your reindeer? I know you are getting ready for Christmas. This year I want an Xbox 360 because I have been working really hard. Another thing I want for Christmas is a NFL 49ers jersey set. I deserve this because I practice not getting mad all the My house is a trailer in Clarksville, FL. I live on Melvin Road. I have a Christmas lights in my front yard. I to go through the door. I know you might be tired of milk so I will leave you coca-cola and cookies. Merry Christmas. GREGORY FIELDS Dear Santa, How is it up there in the North Pole? I know you are getting ready for Christmas and making all the presents. Tell Mrs. Claus I said hi. Are the reideer ready for their for Christmas this year. I deserve this because I have done my chores that I was supposed to do. That would be nice of you to bring that stuff. Thank you for my shoes you got me last year. I will leave you some cookies and milk under the tree. If you have a gps you can look up my house. It is white with blue outlines. Your friend. CORTNEY HOLLIDAY Dear Santa, How are you and the reindeer up in the North Pole? I know you are getting busy in your workshop but I just wanted to ask you for one thing for Christmas. The one thing I want for Christmas is a snowglobe. The reason I think I deserve a snowglobe is because I have helped my mom pick up the house. This is how my house looks so you dont get lost: There is a ramp that goes up to the door with brightly colored lights on the railings. We live right behind Simmons Creek. Our house has blue and green trim and the base color is white. I hope you dont get lost. The chimney will be open for you and the milk and cookies will be left out for you. Hope you have Christmas. CLARA MEDINA P.S. Beware of the dog! Dear Santa, I hope you can come see me on Christmas so you can see my Christmas tree. I cant wait for you to come and see me. What I want for Christmas is a paintball gun and a Xbox 360 I also would like a game for my Xbox 360. That is all I want for Christmas I deserve it because I do dishes at my house and at my dads house. I live on Gum Street in Pine Island. I will leave the front porch light on for you. KENTRON SMITH Dear Santa, How are your reindeer? Hopefully you can come to my house on Christmas Eve night and wrap me an I-pod touch that says To: Kaleb. The reason I want an Ipod touch is because you can get on the internet and you can watch t.v. shows. I deserve one because Ive done these chores. I have washed dishes, raked the yard, and folded clothes. Thats why I think I deserve an I-pod touch. I live in the big, whitish, tanish house. With the green van and red car. I will leave you some cookies on the computer desk. Sincerely your friend. KALEB BURCH Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? How are the raindeer? First of all I want a Nintendo 3DS, a really big stuffed tiger and a phone. I am a very good kid. I help my 95 year old grandma. I cook food with her. I also help my mom cook dinner and help my grandma make crafts. Sincerely, REAGAN MEARS P.S. Have a jolly Christmas. Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Claus? I know that you and Mrs. Claus are getting a lot of Christmas lists Let me tell you what I want for Christmas. What I want is an Ipod touch, electric scooter and a bike. Those are the top three things on my list but there are 10 more things I want. The reason why I deserve these presents is because Ive been making good grades in 4th grade. Santa Claus I live on River Street behind the court house. I have a fence around my house with a dark chocolate dog inside the fence. P.S. Bring Mrs. Willis some dry erase markers and Ms. Mallory and her kids some cookies. Sincerely, LADASHIA TRAVIS Dear Santa, How are you and your wife? Tell the elves I said thank you for delivering to our house. When you come to my house I will make sure yall have some fresh batch of cookies and warm chocolate milk. Im gonna be in my room waiting for the morning so I can open my presents. Santa what I want for Christmas is an electric scooter for Christmas and some DSI sticks. I want some more stuff but Im not gonna be greedy to ask for so much. Merry Christmas to yall and to all a goodnight. ASIA FAULK Dear Santa Claus, How have you been? I have been good this year. My house is at Gretna with all the Christmas lights and reindeer on the roof. We have a white tree. I left you a treat under the tree and some milk. What I want for Christmas is a laptop. I think I deserve a laptop because because I do my chores around the house. Ill be waiting for you to come and give me presents. Your friend. JAUVILLE MARTIN Blountstown Elementary Schools ChristmasLETTERScontinued from page 25 JOB MKT HELP WANTEDService Aide neededCalhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc. will be accepting applications for a Service Aide. Duties will include homemaking, respite care, companionship, and personal care duson must also have a Florida drivers license, reliable transportation, a high school diploma, pass FDLE background screening, and drug test. This Application deadline will be Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at 4:00 PM. Applications may be picked up at 16859 NE Cayson Street, Blountstown, FL. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. CCSCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PUBLIC AUCTION 1997 Green Ford Lariat pickup Vin #1FTDX1766VKC25466 FWC moves to protect tiger sharks, hammerheadsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) moved to prohibit the harvest of tiger sharks and three species of hammerheads from state waters in an effort to further protect these top predators that rely on Florida waters to survive. day of the Commissions two-day meeting in Key Largo. Sometimes the appropriate measures of conservation are the problems we said Commissioner Brian Yablonski. The new measures, which also prohibit the possession, sale and exchange of tiger sharks and great, scalloped and smooth hammerhead sharks harvested from state waters, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. These sharks can still be caught and released in state waters and can be taken in adjacent federal waters. The change got its start in 2010, after concerned citizens, shark researchers and shark anglers expressed their desires to the Commission to see increased protections for sharks. Florida waters offer essential habitat for young sharks, which is important for species such as the slow-to-reproduce tiger shark, which takes about 15 years to reach maturity. Sharks have been strictly regulated in Florida since 1992, with a one-shark-perperson, two-sharks-per-vessel daily bag limit for all recreational and commercial nerable or rare shark species are catchand-release only in Florida waters. The FWC is also working on an eduand handling techniques that increase the survival rate of sharks that are caught and released while ensuring the safety of the anglers targeting them. ing, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing and either Recreational Regulations or Commercial. 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Page 32 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 14, 2011 Winter Wonderland in the ParkBetween high gas prices and cona nice Christmas is out of the picture breaking the bank! Wrap a note in a box with instructions You dont have to spend a lot to have a wonderful ChristmasThe Winter Wonderland Express at Veterans Memorial Park took riders on a holiday excursion of lights, music and fun when they began their Christmas season schedule last week. Members of the Bristol Church of God took part by serving as elves and portraying a live manager scene. RIGHT: Maze Holmes sped around in an elfsized convertible. LEFT: Dillinger Holmes may have been dressed as a Wise Man but it didnt mean he had to give up a modern luxury as he plugged in the earbuds of his iPod while waiting to take his place in the nativity scene. SHELBY RODDENBERR Y PHOTOS