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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: 12-21-2011
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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Birthdays....13 Speak Up!...14 Schools...18, 19 Ornament exchange a family tradition...20 Sheriff's Log...2 Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 Lots of letters to Santa...8, 9, 21, 29 & 30How will Santa house with his house BROCK SYKES Hosford School -------------------------------------GAIgeGE LeEWIsS Tolar School -------------------------------------HELAAMAAN SHULER Hosford School -------------------------------------DENNIIS, Hosford Schoolby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorThe Liberty County Commission agreed to a $50,000 settlement with former Health Department Director David Odum in a special meeting on Dec. 6. Liberty County was gracious and the settlement was amiable, Odum said. Odum sued the Dept. of Health, the Liberty County Commission and the Calhoun County Commission both the Calhoun County and Liberty County Health Departments. He had served as administrator for seven years. that charged he was wrongly ousted from his job after speaking up about unlawful activity within the health department and on the Liberty County Commission. He also said he was the victim of retaliation. An agreement was reached with Liberty County According to the agreement, Liberty County settled for $50,000. The Commission will pay $17,500 of that amount and the Florida Association of Counties trust This action settles the lawsuit against Liberty County commissioners L.B. Arnold and John T. Sanders. Odum and his attorneys are awaiting a response from the Calhoun County Commission and the state Department of Health. The Department of Health remains open, he said. They did not settle in mediation. He said when representatives for the Calhoun County Commission left last months mediation, They were going to talk with an adjuster. He said he is not aware of any action on their part as of yet.Settlement agreements yet to be reached with Calhoun Co. and DOHLiberty County to pay ex-Health Dept. director $50,000 50includes tax THE CAlLHouOUN-LIbBERt TY J OURNARNAL Volume 31, NNumber 51 Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 CLJ N.comRita Russell Lewis and her son, Christopher, are shown above in their brightly lit yard at Lake Mystic in Bristol. A dramatic deep blue sky spreads behind the Hwy. 12 South home of Jake and Vanell Summers, below, where a pair of lighted deer are poised in the front yard. JOE SUMMERS PHOTOS It is special because it was made by a child, and it is special because in some ways it represents the Christmas time we all wish we had each year.TreREAsuredSURED orn ORNAmentsMENTSPAGES 17 & 24

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Arrested? *Call for a free consultationJason D. Winn, P.A. (850) 222-7199 Jennifer Shuler, Esq.Attorney at Law Business Real Property Divorce WillsBBy Appointment (850) 866-3680CALL ME FOR A FREE LIVING WILL Dr. BBarry EEdewaardDr. Barry Edewaard, Sherry Edewaard, Betty Pitts & Kayla HiresIf our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior.RRoy LessinGod Sent Us A Savior CC A L H O U N CC O U N T YDec. 12 Robert Keith, Dec. 13 Gerald Webb, Dec. 14 Sabrina Allen, Ventura Brown, Arthur Goodwin, Dec. 15 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Keith Jones, L I BB EE RR T Y CC O U N T YDec. 12 Dec. 16 Manuel Zuniga, Dec. 18 Linda Everett, SHER ER IFFS LOG BBlountstown Police Dept. Accidents Special details (business B Business alarms R Residential alarmsC C omplaints TNTTOBY GARNETT, OWNER Collision Center Merry Christmas & Many ThanksIts been a real treat serving the youthful offender to reside in the Liberty County Sheriff Donnie CoDo you have a Game Camera?

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A 19-year-old Bristol resident was jailed for DUI, possession of alcohol by someone under 21 and violation of drivers license restrictions according to a report Arrested early Sunday morning was Tracy Colton According to the arrest report, Deputy Jonathan eastbound car near the Bristol City Limits go around another eastbound vehicle in the no passing lane at a Gentry followed the vehicle until it turned north on Turkey Creek Road, where it came to a complete stop in the middle of the road and spun out before going northAfter he pulled the vehicle over, Gentry went to talk with the driver and saw an open beer bottle in the back seat and noticed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverPotter, who was found to have a business only license, told the deputy he was on his way home from work in Marianna and denied that he had been drinkAfter performing poorly on a roadside sobriety test, A second empty beer bottle was found in the pasfound an unopened bottle of Two breath samples given to determine his level of intoxication resulted in read DECEMBER 21, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Ramseys Piggly Wiggly Your Hometown Store That Meets Your Budget Needs The RR estaurantpalachee A M ay the Spirit of Christmas Abide With You and Yours GOLDEN PHARMACYPhone 674-455717324 Main Street N. in Blountstown A Panama City man who tried to hide was taken into custody Tuesday morning after it was learned he was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Broward County for habitually driving while license susCory David Jenkins, 29, was taken to the Calhoun County Jail to await extradiWhen asked to identify himself, Jenkins gave variations of his name along with different Social Security numbers He was charged with resisting an ofJenkins was a front seat passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident near the Calhoun County line on SR 20 in Jenkins was riding with his mother 2003 Ford Mustang collided with a pickAccording to the accident report, Jerkins was eastbound on SR 20 when she verado with its right turn signal blinking as the driver waited to make a right turn from SR 20 into the private drive at SelWhen she realized the truck was stopped, Jerkins hit the brakes and skidsouth shoulder before hitting the right The accident was investigated by FHP Trooper Wes Harsey, who received assistance at the scene from Calhoun The Mossy Pond and Carr-Clarksville Volunteer Fire Departments helped with Bristol man charged with damages at BP stationA 21-year-old Bristol resident was arrested Friday on a warrant stemming from a allegedly damaged two screens on gas pumps at the BP Convenience Store, causing damages Manuel Zuniga was taken into custody on a charge of criminal mischief when Liberty County Deputy Jonathan Gentry served a warrant at his anueungiaA man who came to Liberty County recently with 12 when it was learned that he failed to notify authorities Larry Alan Decamp, 32, was arrested after Investigator Brian Bateman went to his residence on NW Garden The Liberty County Sherhere after receiving notice from the Kentucky State Police that he intended to change his resiWhen Bateman spoke with Decamp last week, Decamp said that he was told over the phone that he did not have to contact local authoriDecamp was handcuffed and before taking him to jail, the investigator went inside walked in the home, Bateman told a neighbor had loaned him to the gun to take care of a problem with a fox on the Decamp was charged with failing to register as a sexual offender Larry ecamp ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks THIS WEEEEKS REREPORRTS CCONTINUEED ON THEE BBACCK PAGEE

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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011Thats how many copies of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your community announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,362 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 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 21 Monday, December 26 Tuesday, December 27 Sunday, December 25 Saturday, December 24 Thursday, December 22 Friday, December 23TODAYS MEETINGSAA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center Sit-n-Sew meeting, 6 pm., First United Methodist Church Youth Hall on Clinton St. Marianna BBristol Lions CClub, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant BBlountstown CChapter #179 O.EE.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown.TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail Alzheimers Project support group, 11:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse Alzheimers Project support group, 4 p.m., Calhoun Liberty HospitalANNIVERSARY Lucious & Evelyn RushingBIRTHDAYS Kaylee WheetleyBIRTHDAYS Katie Detweiler, James McDaniel & Melba Compton BIRTHDAY Angela Davis Jazzmatazz show choir concert set for Jan. 5, 6 & 7MARIANNA The popular Chipola College Show Choir series, Jazzmatazz, has an interesting twist this year. It is called "Stadsmatazz" to honor Joan Stadsklev, retiring Associate Dean of Chipola's Fine and Performing Arts Department. The song and dance performances under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin are scheduled for Jan. 5, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Theatre. Originally slated for December, Jazzmatazz has been rescheduled in part to allow more alumni to come back to campus to be a part of this historic event. Signature songs highlighting the history of the group are slated to be performed. Dr. Daniel Powell, Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts, says, "Come join this 'now and then' experience as the one of their founding directors: Joan Stadsklev." Powell invites everyone to enjoy the high energy group that will feature musical selections from a wide variety of styles. Show Choir members are selected through competitive auditions and Powell indicates the talent of this year's group is exceptionally strong. Tickets are on sale and available from Show Choir members and through the Fine and Performing Arts Department at (850) 718-2277. NEWS FROM THE PEWSCCHRistISTMasAS SERViICEsSHiILLcrCREstST BaptistAPTIST ChHUrchRCH Pastor Forrest Parker and the members at Hillcrest Baptist Church would like to invite you to join us in worship during the Christmas season. Services will be as follows: Service at 6 p.m. at 9 a.m. a.m.; Communion Service at 11 a.m. ton's Corner on CR 274. Come and join us as we celebrate the birth of our L Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! MARIANNAArea softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with world-class softball players Charlotte Morgan and Kelsi Dunne at the 20-22, 2012. Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix says, This is a great opportunity for local players to learn from two of the best softball players in America. Camp participants have several opportunities to choose from during the weekend of Jan. 20-22. Players who are interested in improving their hitting can choose to attend the Jan. 21 Hitting session only for $100. Pitchers may choose the Jan. 22 Pitching session only for $100. A homerun derby on Jan. 21 is $20 per person. A Jan. 21 Banquet with the players is $30 per person. An all-inclusive three day camp with hitting and pitching sessions, additional instruction, Banquet, Home Run Derby, lodging and food is $350. Deadline to Register is Jan. 6, 2012. Charlotte Morgan is a professional softball player with the U USSSA Pride based out of Kissimmee which is part of the National Pro Fastpitch L League (NPF). She is an alumin the 2010 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft. The California native was one of the most highly decorated players in Crimson Tide softball history. In 2009 and 2010, Morgan was named the (SEEC) Player of the Year. She was a U USA Softball Player of the Academic third-team All-American. She ended the 2010 season with a 7 pitching record, a .350 batting average and led the player in Crimson Tide history with three 50-plus RBI seasons. She led Alabama in all three major hitting categories in her 11 home runs and 59 RBI. Kelsi Dunne is a senior at the U University of Alabama where she was a teammate of Charlotte Morgan. Dunne is the second pitcher in Alabama history to be named SEEC Pitcher of the Year. She was the SEEC tournament MVP and was named to the all-tournament team was on the ASA/UUSA Player of the Year Watch L List. She led the SEEC during league play in wins (13), strikeouts (144) and opponent batting average (.174). She struck out at least 10 batters in seven conference games last season. She entered NCAA 2011 postseason winning her last 16 consecutive starts. She threw a career-high 17 strikeouts and notched the second most Ks in a game in Alabama history by fanning 17 in a complete game pitcher in Alabama history to start all three games at the SEEC tournament and earn all three wins. For additional information, visit www. chipolaathletics.com or contact Coach Belinda Hendrix at 718-2358 or Coach Kelly Brookins at 718-2468.

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 From our home to yours.....Happy Holidays! Pictured from left: Joey Wise, Sheila Cauley, Richard Wise, Elliott Wise, Tonya Rollins and Gordon Yoder. Not pictured: Rick & JoAnn Wise, Renee Ayers and Travis Pitts.Liberty County 4-H Program Assistant Cathia Schmarje was trained in the proper positioning of helmets several years ago and has been providing helmets to the youth in Liberty County. This year Cathia Schmarje and Monica Brinkley, CED recently gave students at W.R. Tolar School and to 37 Hosford Kindergarteners. They also preon the gift list in the Toys for Tots program this Christmas. The Bicycle Helmet Program is administered through a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. This program tribute thousands of helmets to children in low income households throughout Florida. Prior to distributing helmets, the community partners receive bicycle safety education and training on In 2009, Florida reported more pedal cyclist (including unicyclist, bicyclist, tricyclist, etc.) fatalities for all ages more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except the automobile. More than 70 percent of children, ages 5 to 14, (27.7 million) ride bicycles. (National Safe Kids Campaign Fact Sheet 2007). In 2009, 7,282 children, ages 5 to 14, were killed or injured and treated in a hospital, due to bicycle-related crashes in Florida (Department of Health, Vital Statistics and Agency for Health Care Administration, Hospital Discharge Data). Head injuries are the leading cause of death and hospitalization in bicycle crashes and are the most important determinant of bicycle-related death and permanent disability. From 2005-2009, traumatic brain injuries accounted for 60 percent of bicycle-related injury deaths and 27 percent of bicycle-related injury hospitalizations among children ages 5 to 14 in Florida (Department of Health, Vital Statistics and Agency for Health Care Administration, Hospital Discharge Data). The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet. Helmet use reduces the risk of bicycle-related death and injury, and the severity of head injury when a crash occurs. increases the risk of sustaining a head injury in the event of a crash. Non-helmeted riders are 14 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than helmeted riders. Schmarje urgers riders to wear a helmet to keep their head and brain safe from injury. Our thanks to the Florida Department of Transportation, Leilani Gruener Bicycle Helmet Promotion Program, and Department of Health for this wonderful program. Liberty 4-H hosts bicycle safety program for Hosford & Tolar schoolsPrepare now for spring classes beginning soon at CChipola CCollegeMARIANNAChipola College Spring classes begin January 6, 2012. Registration for returning students is Jan. 4. New and returning student registration is Jan 5. Applications for Admission are available Student Services Building or online at www. chipola.edu Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelors Degrees in Education include majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered. Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelors degree. Academic advising majors are available from Student Affairs and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu. Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs. Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Computer Systems TechnolOver Corrections to Law Enforcement and Patient Care Assistant.

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 COXS CORNERJerry Cox is a retired The Seven Scrooges of the holiday season COMMENtT ARYIve got to admit, Christmas is strange in Los Angeles. People in Hollywood marvel when they see the nativity scene because rarely do people in this town ever see a baby being taken care of by both parents at the same time. JAY LENOA movie called The Artist got six nominations. Its a silent movie where peoples mouths move but nothing comes out. Its like Rick Perry at a debate. CRAIG FERGUSONUSA Today reports that the number of death row executions this year has hit a 35-year low. They attribute that to DNA evidence clearing more people and the fact that Rick Perry has been on the road campaigning. JAY LENOIn ancient mythology, spiders were depicted as symbols of patience because they spend all that time weaving their web. Then they wait until unsuspecting prey stumbles into it and its all over within matter of minutes. Nowadays we call that a Kardashian marriage. CRAIG FERGUSONGary Busey has just withdrawn his endorsement of Newt Gingrich. Thats when you know your campaigns in trouble. JAY LENOThey say the Golden Globes predict the Academy Awards. And I thought, yes, in one sense they do predict that, because its going to be long and boring. DAVID LETTERMAN Barbara Walters named her 10 most fascinating people of the year here on ABC. The list included the Kardashian family, Donald Trump, Simon Cowell and Katy Perry. Is that a list of the most fascinating people or a list of the reasons the terrorists hate us? JIMMY KIMMELPresident Obama now says he didnt know how it doesnt improve soon, thats what the next president is going to be saying. JAY LENOIn Florida, a woman got a new kidney after posting an ad on Craigslist. And the weird thing is she was only looking for a used futon. ConanONAN OBrienRIENThe National Transportation Safety Board called for an all-out ban on cell phone use while driving. Headsets, Bluetooth, everything would be banned. I read it on my iPhone as I was coming into work this morning. JAY LENOCustomers are complaining that Amazons new gers. In response, Amazon released another version called the Kindle Deep Dish. ConanONAN OBrienRIENAccording to a new CBS poll, 33 percent of Americans say they wont have enough money to cover their holiday spending. I believe these people are called Congress. JAY LENOMitt Romney has called Newt Gingrich zany. If they are taking a good look at newt, honestly, one word comes to mind and its zany? DAVID LETTERMAN voters that view President Obama unfavorably outnumber those who view him favorably. In fact, if he gets any more unpopular, legally, he might have to run as a Republican. JAY LENO Late Night LaughsA recapRECAP ofOF recentRECENT observationsOBSERVATIONS by BY lateLATE nightNIGHT t TV hostsHOSTS. One of the nice things about being a senior citizen is that we are not surprised by too much of what life has to offer. No matter how ridiculous, silly, goofy, inane, insane events may be, most of the time, we have been there, done that. However, because they rarely happen, we are pleasantly surprised when people do smart, generous things for their fellow man or woman. The Christmas season or the Holiday season, your choice, is one of those times of the year that we open our hearts and our pocketbooks and attempt in some small way to help others who arent as fortunate as we might be. Thats a good thing, and we should collectively be more caring for others throughout the year. But, human nature being what it is, thats a bit iffy. As I watch the Republican presidential debates and being caught up in the Christmas mood a bit, Im reminded of the Ebenezer Scrooge character from the 1843 Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol. didates is twofold; destroy each other while destroying President Obama and anything Democratic, liberal or of the federal government. The only nice words out of these people are about themselves. Their political stump speeches have given new meaning to self-serving, self-centered and self-absorbed rhetoric. In fairness to this group, the debate procedures prevent cogent answers to very complicated questions. Not even Gingrich can spin an answer in thirty seconds. Debate moderators arent the smartest in the group either. They fail to ask follow-up questions when one of the debaters makes rash statements. ExampleGovernor Rick Perry said he would get rid of the Energy Department. In fairness to Perry, he only advocates disbanding three cabinet organizations while Ron Paul would close down most of the federal government. The follow-up question to Perrys shutting down the Energy Department is, What happens to all the nuclear weapons for which the Energy Department is responsible? Does Perry know that in his state of Texas, the Energy Department has a large complex that maintains, dismantles and disposes of nuclear weapons? Obviously not. When I hear people, Republicans in this case, blabber on about closing down this and that part of government, all the while the conservative crowd is cheering them on, its a classic case of arrogance meets ignorance. I dont have any problem with paring back government organizations. Many organizations have outlived their usefulness. Close them down or combine them with other similar agencies. Many people call for closing the Postal Service. Thats a dumb idea, but the Postal Service does need to be reorganized to accommodate changes in the marketplace. E-mail and online commerce and banking have taken Service workload. Common sense says revamp the Postal Service to accommodate delivery services that arent compatible with electronic communications. Closing the Postal Service would have many unintended consequences for the market. For instance, the greeting card industry would suffer. I know there are electronic greeting cards, but not everyone is a computer nerd. Many say FEDEX or UPS is the answer. But the Postal Service delivers about 25% of the end service for these two companies. Reason is that FEDEX/UPS isnt going to drive 50 miles into the outback of Iowa to deliver a package, but the Postal Service does go to the outback of America. As is the ten-year census, the U.S. Constitution directs the requirement for a Postal Service. The Postal Service isnt funded by the federal government. They the Postal Service is a result of the Congress directing that the Postal Service escrow $5.5 billion per year to fund a 75-year retirement program in ten years. Remove that requirement and the Postal Service would As I listen to Republican candidates rail about the evils of President Obama, Obamacare, immigrants, foreign policy and the federal government, I see Ebenezer Scrooge. With the exception of Ron Paul, the rest are ready to start a war with Iran. As a military tling. If any of these people but Paul were president and some international provocation occurred, what would they do? In my view, they are all unpredictable. The thoughts of any of these candidates with their thumb on the nuclear release button is scary. In October 1961, President Kennedy, through common sense and courage, resisted the suggestion to take on the Soviets in a nuclear exchange over Soviet missiles in Cuba. Kennedy correctly dismissed the advice of his generals who wanted to invade Cuba and sent his brother Bobby Kennedy to talk with the Soviet ambassador to the US who also recognized the gravity of the situation. Bobby Kennedy and the Soviet ambassador worked out a plan to defuse the situation. If one of these Republican candidates for president were faced with a situation like that, what would they do? I dont even want to think about it. Too scary.

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARY North Korea: The Kim is Dead, Long Live the Kim by Austin Bay, columnist for Creators SyndicateFor the second time in two decades, North Korea's hereditary communist state confronts dynastic change and the civilized world, wary of the chronically belligerent realm's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, draws a guarded breath. Kim Jong Il, the squirrelly tinpot with a yen for kidnapping movie starlets, died last week. North Korea's propagandists tell us the deceased thug passed on the family tyranny (complete with various extortion and smuggling rackets) to his third son and designated heir, Kim Jong Un. (May we call him KJUN for short?) The propagandists have dubbed the 27-year old KJUN, who was educated in an elite Swiss school and purportedly loves basketball, "The Great Successor." KJUN's preceding Kim Il Sung (KIS), the Josef Stalin comrade who started the Korean War, favored Great Leader. The belated Kim Jong Il (OK, KJI) usually went by Beloved Leader, but bore other assorted titles, including "Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradely Love," "The Sun of Socialism" and, my favorite, "Great Sun of the 21st Century." Great Sunset or imminent black hole is more like it. As the 21st century has progressed, prospects for tyrants like the Kims have dimmed. KIS and KJI both vowed to crush South Korea. They failed. In fact, their own Marxist utopia is a dystopia, where 2 million to 3 million people face starvation and Five years ago, China reinforced its troop contingents in its North Korean border region, not to fend off a U.S. or JapaKims' Stalinist hellhole. The military, however, eats decently (often stealing aid donor food), the dynasts enjoy caviar, and their scientists conspire with Iran to produce nuclear warheads. Now, KJUN assumes power. Or so the propagandists assure us. KJI's sons one and two respectively, Kim Jong Nam and Kim Jong Chul have what sex therapists call "numerHowever, both are older than KJUN. Nam (a half-brother) was once deemed heir apparent, though after his father settled on KJUN, Nam disavowed any interest beyond his playboy lifestyle and mistresses. Yet multiple heirs to the throne is an old-time prescription for gruesome family murder. Ottoman sultans, to secure their thrones, had loyal soldiers strangle their brothers, sometimes in the seraglio with the concubines. In those days, sibling rivalry was a recipe for civil war. This scenario, however, seems unlikely. Why, if his crown rests uneasy, KJUN has his father's generals, secret police and commandos. "His father's generals" is the important phrase in the previous sentence. No one really knows if his father's generals are baby-faced KJUN's generals. What these armed, slate-faced and secretive men think of The Great Successor, much less how they perceive the world, is a 4to 5-trillion-dollar mysthe cost of a reignited Korean War that puts the global powerhouse economies of South Korea, Japan and China at risk. The senior generals in the army high command are Kim Jong Il's real heirs. We can speculate that they value their lives and privileges, which so far have depended on the Kims' criminal empire. But the generals know China has changed, drastically, and prospered. After suffering several vicious attacks during the last two years, South Korea no longer sends stringless cash north. In late 2010, the South Korean government outlined a South's immense strength and the North's evident weakness, portraying South Korea as the future, the Kims' regime as a dead-end past. It was the kind of political program that might give forward-thinking North Korean generals the bold idea to unseat Un and dim the Kims for good. COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS SYNDICATE

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 From the Staff at theCalhoun Liberty JOURNAlL & CLJNNews.com Monday Jan. 2 Monday Dec. 26 CLOSED a *There is still time for a Christmas Loan *Come see us for great Car Loan ratesCalhoun-Liberty Employees Credit Union from the staff at the Merry Christmas & Happy New Year RIVERTOWN Auto Sales, INCFROM JR, SHERRY, HHEATHER AND HHANK AT(850) 237-2424 Cell (850) 899-0979 Fax (850) 237-2433What do you want for Christmas? cni E BreniRENI -LucaUCA BarberARBER I E EE E E -asonowl s E EE E E E E E atthwhulr -COLTON E E E E Z EZ H olidaySee HOLIDAY LEETTERERS continued on page 9 Happy HolidaysMay you be safe and receive many blessings during these holidays and throughout the year. My family and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! Would you like a new adventure? Call Beth Eubanks, your full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or email at bethseubanks41@aol.com. Overstocked inventory reduction Sale beginning TODAY at NOON

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 from the Bristol & Blountstown branch employees ofBriRIStolTOL BranchRANCH 10911 NW SSR 20 (850) 643-2500BlountLOUNTStownTOWN BranchRANCH 20734 Central Ave. East (850) 237-2800Centennial Bank extends their warmest wishes during this holiday season. / Merry Christmas Stop by either location Dec. 23 for our open house for coffee & cookiesWhy do you deserve the gifts you asked for?The good things Ive done is help out my grandpaw and grandmaw, helped my best friend up and took her in the house when she fell of the trampoline and when my cousin was shooting basketball she missed 10 shots and I kept supporting her. -McCKenENZieIE Ive helped my Granny Mildred on Thanksgiving and I do my cores (chores) and I dive in S Santa Claus and his elves and I listen to my mom and dad. -KENNDRICK I have helped my mom and sisters and my dad to his shed. -BreniRENI I deserve these gifts because I helped my granny to her car. I let people use my eraser at school. I mowed my dads lon (lawn) for free. I washed my sink and thats why I deserve them S Santa. -LucaUCA BarberARBER I deserve presents because I played with my little sister when she was lonely, I made friends with a new stuobey my parents and love my family. -JUSSTIN DAY I have help people with their stuff like this morning I helped my dad pull the truck out of the yard and on the driveway. S So thats why I deserve a Christmas gift. -NICHOLASS FINUFF I have made good grades and I help other people out like, hold the door, watch little kids after school. -MADISSON BOUTWELL Ive been nice to my brother and sister (which has been way to hard). Ive been helping all my classmates. Ive been a golden child. I helped my mother put up Christmas decoragood grades in school. -HELAMAN SSHULER I make good grades and help others. I am always nice and even help people locate directions to places. -HUNTER Why I should deserve these presents is that I gave my toys to pore people in need and Ive been trying to be nice and I gave my favorite tea set to a special person in need. Thats why I deserve these gifts. -ALLIE I have done a buttload of super sized mega hard things for teachers. I helped take care of my old nanny. -CaASonON Towle OWLES Why do I deserve these gifts? Ive been nice to my sister really Ive been nice to her, Im not lying, I have. Ive cleaned my room and Ive feed Mazie, my dog. I took out the trash. S So I deserve all those Christmas gifts. -SSAVANNAH MYERSS I have cleaned the house without a fuss lots of times. I let my brother use my cruches before. I keep my friends secrets. -HALEY PAGE DUGGAR I think I deserve these gifts because of my good grades nice and good spirite for friends and family. -BROCK SSYKESS I deserve these gifts because I am a hero. -KORTNEY I have bean good all year. Like I washed the dishes once, no one asked me to. Ive cleaned up the living room too. -SSUMMER I have helped kids when they were in trouble and I have stood up to bullies and I have went to church. -TUCKER I swept my nanas porch and cleaned my papas shop and much much more. -COLTON I have worked and I have helped people. -NATHAN I have helped people out. -ALEX SS. I helped little kids I ran a lot of arens (errands). -LANDON I help my mom I help my dad and my brother and my neighbors with stuff. I help my aunt and uncle Bog and Rhonda clean up and help my cousins with there rooms. -LEWISS Over summer I helped my dad with the truck and helped my brother with his games. -ADAM your house?I will tell him by the note Im sending him December 21st. -McCKenENZieIE Because he is magic and his reindeer -KENNDRICK I live in Hosford. Its going to be a big double trailer. -BreniRENI I think S Santa has like some kind of magical GPSS that shows every house and the kids that live there because theres no way that S Santa can remember where every little boy and girl lives in the hole world. -LucaUCA BarberARBER Everyone knows S Santa is magical stantly. -JUSSTIN DAY I will draw S Santa a map and I will turn on the lights where he can see my house. -NICHOLASS FINUFF They raindeers remember the house that they go to every year and they guide S Santa to everybodys house. --MADISSON BOUTWELL When hes watching us he will locate our house and the reindeer will take him there to deliver the presents. -HUNTER house Ill just put my address on the card I am going to give him for Christmas so its so easy to tell him were my house is. -ALLIE by a earth friendly, trash -CaASonON Towle OWLES because we always put SSantas coming to town! Hell see it and come to our house. -SSAVANNAH MYERSS He will use his GPSS. -HALEY PAGE DUGGAR I will give him a map to my house. -KORTNEY By my address, 21149. -TUCKER He knows because Im a special child. -COLTON He will look at his locator. -ALEX SS. You will wite you address and mail it to him. -LANDON He will look for it in the small town that I live in Chaatchee and the alphabitacl order for me and the boys and girls. -LEWISS He has a navagation system and locates every house in the world. -ADAMHow do you think Santa keeps track of all the little boys and girls?How he keeps track of the little boys and girls is he kidnaps our parents and sends fake ones out to spy on us then when Christmas comes he quickly switches the parents out and we have a happily merry Christmas and a happy New Year. -McCKenENZieIE With his naughty or nice telescope. -KENNDRICKS Santa you have a big book of list of n ames. -BreniRENI Like I said his GPSS tells him were every little boy and girl lives in the hole world. -LucaUCA BarberARBER He makes a list and watches us very VERY closely. -JUSSTIN DAY By looking at his machine to tell if the boys and girls are nice and notey. -NICHOLASS FINUFF He has a book and has all our names in it and every time another kid comes he writes it down. -MADISSON BOUTWELL He probably writes them down on a big, big, big piece of paper. -HELAMAN SSHULERS Santa Clause always sees you and know who you are no matter what happens. Plus his elves always keep track. -HUNTER His elfs can get in the Christmas slay and tell him were to go. And that how he can keep up with boys and girls. -ALLIE He has a bunch of ninja elves who sneak in without a peep of sound and secretly scan their hand with a high tech naughty or nice scanner. -CaASonON Towle OWLESS Santa can keep track of all of us with a long, long list. -SSAVANNAH MYERSS He has the dumb elves do nothing and the smart girls keep track of the human girls. The smart boys keep track of the little boys and S Santa keeps track of the adults and big boys. -HALEY PAGE DUGGAR Well on his sleed he has a child tracker. When he gives a child a presint the nuber increses by one. -BROCK SSYKESS a list of all the boys and girls, so he can give all of them presents. -TUCKERHe knows because he keeps a list. -COLTON With a magic note book. -NATHAN He looks at a crystal ball. -ALEX SS. He haves a little machine that tells him where the little kid lives. -LANDON Puts the little girls toy and little boys toy and put the names in alphbetical order and the elf help S Santa tell were the nice and bad girls and boys. -LEWISS He uses a telescope that his elves built and has video cameras in every house and school. -ADAM from Miranda Ellis and Z Zann Geigers fourth grade classes at Hosford SSchool Holidaycontinued from page 8

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 BBlountstown Health and RRehab16690 SW Chipola Road, Blountstown Telephone (850) 674-4311 Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center provides short-term and long-term care in a warm, personal manhealthcare, centered on caregiver compassion, offered in a comfortable home-like setting. Come Home to Rehab t s HARdDWAREBest Wishes All Around No matter what the occasion, good friends always come in handy. At this very special time of year, we thank you all for being ours. Gifts for the and woman! portable grills for the camp. and patrons Id like to Debbies Beauty ShopoOWneNED an AND oOPerateERATED byBY DebbieDEBBIE PotterPOTTERCMay Your Dreams be Merry & Bright Cataracts? MM Smart Lenses SM procedure can Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation M A (850)763-6666 for New Years. from Florida State UniversityTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Medical errors during hospital stays make headlines, but far more common are problems that occur after patients especially older ones go home. Little research has focused on the critical weeks after discharge, and none has focused on rural patients until now. Dennis Tsilimingras, assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $908,000 grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. With the participation of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospitalist Group, this study will monitor approximately 600 patients half of them rural for three weeks right after theyre discharged. Ultimately the goal is to recommend ways to reduce post-discharge problems, which often involvemedications, said Tsilimingras, director of the medical schools Center on Patient Safety. Dr. Tsilimingras grant is designed to evaluate how safe our health care system is when patients transition their care from hospital to home, said Les Beitsch, associate dean for health affairs. He may play an instrumental role in making patient care safer and better. Tsilimingras (pronounced chili-MINGgras) and his fellow researchers will be looking for medical errors that injure patients or, in the language of patient safety, post-discharge adverse events. He said the only previous U.S. study done, in Boston, found that 19 percent of discharged patients experienced an adverse event. When that study was replicated in Ottawa, the rate was 23 percent. Tsilimingras in-hospital rates. Neither study looked at rural patients. Identify adverse events and determine which ones could be prevented or at least be less severe. Researchers hypothesis is that the rate among the rural population will be higher than among the non-rural because of less access to follow-up health care. Their hypothesis is that most adverse events will be related insome way to medications, sometimes resulting from a miscommunication between the patients regular physician and the hospital physician. In the Boston study, medication problems were a factor in twothirds of all adverse events after discharge. And because older patients typically have more medications, they more often have adverse events. that could play a role, such as whether the patient didnt have a primary care physician, or whether the patient had a chronic disease beforeentering the hospital and, if so, the severity of that disease. Tsilimingras hopes this study can lay the foundation for a screeningtool that would risk. Equipped with that information, hospital physicians would not discharge those patients until the risk factors had been addressed. In the meantime, Tsilimingras has this physician. Always ask as many questions as possible. Always have a list of your medications with you. Before youre discharged, make sure you know what youre supposed to do next. Make sure you know what to tell your own physician, because you cant assume he or she has spoken with the hospital physician. And if you cant take these steps, bring along a family member who can.

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 ASK THEO L D F A R M E R SA L M A N A C DEC. 21, WEDNESDAY St. Thomas. First day of Chanukah. Moon at perigee. First crossword puzzle printed in newspaper, New York, 1913. DEC. 22, THURSDAY Winter Solstice. Conjunction of Mercury and the Moon. Continental Fleet organized by rebellious American colonies under command of Esek Hopkins, 1775. DEC. 23, FRIDAY Moon runs low. Moon at ascending node. A Visit From St. Nicholas, attributed DEC. 24, SATURDAY New Moon. Conjunction of Pluto and the Moon. Two-thirds of Library of Congress collection and a portion of the Capitol destroyed by DEC. 25, SUNDAY Christmas. Singer Annie Lennox born, 1954. Temperatures throughout northern New a good recipe for pecan pralines? P. F., Denison, IowaHere is a simple recipe. You will need 1/2 pound of freshly shelled pecans (1 pound unshelled), 1 pound of brown sugar, 4 tablespoons of water (approximately), and 1 tablespoon of butter. Chop the pecans, making sure to leave some pieces larger and chopthe brown sugar and just enough water to melt it in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the pecans and butter as the mixture begins to boil. Stir constantly until it thickens and turns to sugar. Pour out onto a marble slab to dry, then chop or break up as desired. Enjoy! Were considering a small wedding in Dea Christmas wedding be considered unlucky? How about New Years Eve? G. B., Tyngsboro, Mass. There is so much folklore about weddings that its hard to know where to begin. In colonial New England, weddings were traditionally scheduled before planting (say, March), or after harvest (November and December). In many cultures, December is considered propitious for weddings. One wedding rhyme suggests, Married in days of December cheer, Loves star shines brighter from year to year. Less fortuitous months for weddings include January, April, July, and October. The day of the week is also important. Monday for wealth, and Tuesday for health, says the wedding lore, so either could work. Keep in mind, though, that the rhyme continues with, Wednesday the best day of all. Lucky wedding days in December are listed as 1, 8, 10, 19, 23, and 29. If Christmas or New Years Eve is your birthday, that would bring it bad luck as a wedding day. Similarly, if your sister was married on either of those days in a previous year, then it shouldnt be your wedding day. Daylight hours are better luck for weddings, rather than after sunset. Finally, snow falling on the wedding day is thought to bring not only good luck, but also money and happiness. So, we wish you a wedding snowstorm! What is the point of covering potpourri containers? M. H., Appleton, Wis. For the best longevity of fresh potpourri mixes, leave the containers closed for at least as many hours a day as they are opened. This allows the potpourri to recoup its scent, somewhat, and then release a greater fragrance into the room when the jar is opened. Youve probably noticed special china potpourri jars that have a bowl or vase-shape vessel, topped by a perforated lid, and then a closed, outer lid to seal in freshness. If you dont have this sort of container, an open bowl can work just as well, as long as you cover it occasionally with a saucer or plastic wrap. Potpourri is sometimes stored in covered glass jars, on windowsills, but these are visual displays only, meant to show off in the mix. Some can be opened for a quick whiff, but their chief use is not aromatic. Baskets are generally a poor choice for potpourri, because they allow too much airflow and the finer, ground spices can sift out, leaving a mess. The same is true of wire mesh baskets, which not only allow the scent to diminish quickly, but also may react badly with the oils in the potpourri and give off an unpleasant odor. (For the same reason, avoid metal containers such as tin canisters.) Glass, pottery, china, and wood are all good choices, as long as they can be covered. Give the mix a shake now and again, and replenish the blends with new ingredients or a few drops of essential oils or fragrant essences that match the original ingredients. Rose oil, mixed with a little chipped orrisroot is usually a safe bet for renewing potpourri. Heating & Air Conditioning FL LicIC. #CMC1249570(850) 674-4777 Whaley FROM Calhoun-Liberty Primary Care Clinic Calhoun-Liberty HospitalPrimary Care Clinic We will be taking CCHP effective January 1, 2012. Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. 643-1090. SUCCESS HEALTH PEACE HOPE LOVE JOYChristmas gift suggestions:

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Harveys issues ground beef recall NASHVILLE, Ga. Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. has notified Harveys Supermarket that the company received one case of fresh ground beef product that is part of Tyson Fresh Meats national product recall. In an abundance of caution, Harveys is recalling all fresh, in-store ground beef with sell-by dates of Nov. 1 through Nov. 15. Customers should check their freezers for any ground beef with these dates and return the product to Harveys stores for a full refund. The recall affects the following fresh, in-store ground beef products sold at Harveys: Style Style According to the Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. recall, the ground beef products are being recalled because of a positive result for E. coli O157:H7 and Tyson has indicated it has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Customers who have questions are encouraged to visit their local Harveys store or call the Harveys Customer Information Center at Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., or Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. To prevent foodborne illnesses, wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat, and cook the ground beef to a safe internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. NAP coverage closing date scheduled Feb. 28The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is currently acers affected by natural disasters. Eligible disasters are any of the following: damaging weather such as drought, related to damaging weather or adverse natural occurThe natural disaster must occur before or during harvest and must directly affect the eligible crop. Applicants must pay a nonrefundable administrative fee of $250 per crop, per county. Fees are capped at interest in multiple counties. production and coverage must have been purchased 30 days prior to the coverage period. The application closing date is February 28, 2012, Squash, Vetch and Watermelons. Failed crops must be reported within 15 days after the disaster. contact the Calhoun-Liberty-Franklin-Gulf County CCalhoun-Liberty JournalChristmas Ornaments31 dDIffFFEREnNT dDESIGnNS! Go to www.cljnews.com to download yours today! 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LLIBERt TY J OURNALOURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLLJN News.comSanta confused over time zone change at riverDoes extra hour mean Calhoun County residents get more presents?

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the employees atBBUY RRITEE DRRUGSWe thank our customers for their patronage in 2011! If you would like to like to rscrrn t r See Joes work at Josephkyles.com or like/follow him on facebook/twitter@josephkyle. FROM3-5 p.m. $ 25 Thursday, Dec. 22 V Photos will include an 8x10, 5x7, and a 4x6. Additional prints can be ordered separately. Cash, Check, Credit Cards or Paypal accepted. Holiday Photos GRACE EELiIZABEtTH Mi MILLsSGE D E A H Y A H G G AANsSLEyY SuUMMERsSA D L H H H D H A CCARMEN M MARtiTIN D A DHV TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has issued a warning to its customers about deceptive websites that lure people into paying a fee to access DHSMVs customers to pay a surcharge for their assistance. DHSMV does ators of the misleading websites have paid a fee to search engine Internet users search for DHSMVs online services website, www. for a name, contact information and credit card information, and then are charged just to get to DHSMVs websites. To say the websites are misleading is an understatement, said DHSMV Executive Director Julie Jones. They provide small disclaimers that state they are not and then proceed to charge customers anywhere from $25 to $50. disappointed and disgusted that any entity would attempt such a scheme. However, the websites add The Department wants to arm our customers with information about these illusive websites so they are not duped into paying unbut unethical. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more at @FDHSMV. When customers go to the websites, they are asked for a name, contact information and credit card information, and then are charged just to get to DHSMVs websites. birthdays

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011Keeping your families safe a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Sheriff Donnie ConyersLIBERTY COUNTY SHERIFF The Deputies, Correction wishing you Liberty CCounty School BBoard is proposing changes to the following policies:8.21 Energy Conservation A public hearing on these policies will be held on January 10, 2012 at the Hwy 12 South, Bristol, FL 32321 at 6 p.m. Copies of all policies are available To Our Liberty CCounty Waste Pro CCustomersThere will be NO Changes to your solid waste collection during weeks of Christmas and New Years. All services will be completed on your normal scheduled day.Waste Pro would like to thank you and wish you a Happy and Safe Holiday HoOURsS Monday Saturday 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 2816 Hwy. 98 West AUTO FINaANCINGDAYLIGHTTo the editor, I am writing this letter to ask one question: Where is Jesus in this community? I dont know about anybody else but hes pretty hard to spot in the mix of the numerous meth labs that have continuously filled the Calhoun-Liberty Journal for the last few months. Let alone the violence that I read about every week about such-and-such beating up on their wife again, oh, and we cant leave out those 1 or 2 reports of DUIs and drunk driving. It just saddens me down to my soul to see this. What is happening to this community? Just recently I got to see how Hollywood, Hugh Hefner, and his playboy bunnies tied in with the Blountstown CHRISTmas parade. I dont want to downgrade anybody by no means, I just want people to consider just for a moment the actual meaning of Christmas. Christmas to me means a lot; it is a day of celebration of the birth of my Savior. That may not mean anything to some people, but to me it means the world. If you cant respect Christmas and the true meaning then I say just dont celebrate it. I want desperately to see this community turned back to God. I cant wait until the day when testimonies of changed lives start taking the place of the reports of meth labs in the Journal. I cant wait until the day when drug addicts tell the world how the presence of Jesus feels better than any drug ever had. All Im asking is that we as Christians and church bodies step up and start doing more to spread the gospel. If that means we have to pray harder and actually read our Bibles for ourselves rather than allowing the preacher to bottle feed us, then I say lets do it! I just want to see positive things fill the Journal! I want Bristol, Blountstown, and surrounding areas to actually be Gods Country. I want they cant contain it. I challenge you to read Revelation 3:14-21, it is a letter John was told to write by Jesus himself to the Church of Laodicea and I think it relates so much to the church of today. Whitney Anders Liberty County SPEAK UP!WITH aA LeETTeER TO THeE eEDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 Where is Jesus in our community? ADOPT A PET...from the JournalCLASSFIEDS!duPont donates $75,000 for CChipola scholarshipsRobert E. Nedley, president of the Alfred I. duPont Director Julie Fuqua. The donation will be used to fund scholarships and other special projects at the college. The Alfred I. duPont Foundation supports numerous educational institutions and charitable causes throughout the southeast.

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 THIS ONES FoO R YoO U!Merry Christmas & Happy New YearTo all our neighbors, customers and associates, our very best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. Were proud to serve people like you and thank you for your continued support.We will be closed for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26 & Monday, Jan. 2.The Calhoun County Tax Collectors OfficeBecky Smith, Tax Collector & Staff CCHRRISTMMASIs In The Air!Its just days before Christmas and all through the town, we see happy people; not even one frown. Its great to see folks who show so much care for their friends and their neighbors today its so rare. So wed like to thank you this time of the year for all of the memories we hold so dear. As customers, as neighbors, you all mean so much to us, your community and all whom you touch. HAVE A WONDERFUL hHOLIDAY!Liberty CCounty CCourthouseRobert Hill, Clerk and staffWW e will be closed FFriday, DDec. 23 & Monday, DDec. 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday 50% oOf Ff FAAll Christmas merchandise Erma Jeans Antiques & Gifts Carters LawEnforcement Supply CCall (850) 526-4205 2868 Hwy. 71 N MMariannaSelection of KNIVENIVES BBoot Sale ThorogoodR Ridge BDUDU UUniform PAN ANTSBuy where the Professionals buy. Its got to be the best when their lives depend on it. DC Windbreakers, Jackets and belts GLOVELOVES Cold WW eather Kevlar LLined Shooting & many more styles CCovenant Hospice offers training for new volunteersMARIANNA Covenant Hospice is seeking individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and families facing end-of-life issues and in supporting the organization. A A volunteer workshop will be held from l p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27 at the Covenant located at 4215 Kelson A A ve. Suite E in Marinna. The workshop is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be provided. Patient and Family Support Volunteer Training will provide an overview of hospice care, including Covenant's programs and services and the special roles that ing prepares individuals to volunteer in a vari ety of ways. Volunteer choices include visiting and companionship for patients, supporting family members by offering emotional support and practical help, assisting with fundraising events, providing administrative support in a Covenant reach A A mbassador and much more.N N o special background or experience is required to volunteer for Covenant, just a desire to make a difference. Time and based on volunteer availability. R Retired and working professionals are also needed to share their expertise and experience with patients and families. To register or to learn more, call Donna Meldon at (850) 482-8520.Covenant Hospice is a comprehensive, compassionate services to patients TA ALLAAHAASSEE Each person honored on the Tree of R Remembrance in any of the 26 locations throughout eight counties, will be honored at a special We R Remember tribute on Sunday, January 8, 2011 at Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. in Tallahassee starting at 2 p.m. One by one, each name will be read aloud and a bell, from the USS Constant (a N Navy minesweeper from the 1950s to early 1990s) will be tolled in honor of each life. The impact one life has had on another is immeasurable, said Pam Wilson, Big Bend Hospice Foundation Executive Director. This tribute honors those connections. There is such power and presence in a name. To hear a beloved name spoken and this historic bell toll in a loved ones honor is an amazing experience. There will be musical performances from the Big Bend Hospice choir and the haunting sound of bagpipes provided by Joe A Ashcraft of the Tallahassee Pipe Band, as well as words of hope and comfort. A A reception will be held immediately following the Tribute. For those who cannot attend, you can watch the event on the Big Bend Hospice website www.bigbendhospice.org where it will be streamed live. I It will also be posted later as a video on the website for family and friends to view. We realize how important it is to continue to cherish those who are no longer here. By calling their name and honoring their memory it makes our loved ones a part of the present, continued Wilson. There is no greater tribute than to remember the joy and blessings a loved one has been to us in life and continues to bring us in memory even after to conclude the Tree of R Remembrance season and begin a new year. For more information on the tribute service please call Connie Palmer at 878-5310. BBig BBend Hospice hosts We RRemember tributeEffective Dec. 30, 2011 at 12 p.m. 1320 on the north end of Musgrove Road from Buddy Johnson Road to Bodiford Road will be permanently closed. The alternate route will be Bodiford Road to Buddy Johnson Road to Musgrove Road. If you have any questions, please call Don A. Sonny OBryan at (850) NOTICECE

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Blountstown Drugs 20370 Central Ave W Blountstown (850) 674-2222 Thank you for your business! from the Plummer Family and all the staff at Blountstown DrugsChristmas items throu THROUGhH JanAN. 1StT 40% OFF ALLby Esther SStoltzfus,CALHOUN COUNTYChristmas has always been my very favorite holiday. After all, being born on Christmas morning, and having a middle name like Noella kind of gives you no choice. When we were growing up, my Mama and Papa did not have a Christmas tree. We celebrated Christmas with a nativity scene, gifts, wonderful food and lots of pretty decorations; I joked that we had everything but the tree trunk and twinkling lights. We brought cedar branches in and decorated everywhere, but my parents believed a decorated tree detracted from the real meaning of Christmas. When our family bought our son Nic offered to pick it out. I said Just get a pretty tree with lots of lights I dreamed of a tree that would match our new house and imagined hundreds of twinkling white lights. You know a classic and elegant tree. My dream was about to become a different reality. Several hours later they come home, Nic smiling happily and pronouncing, Mom, we got a great fiberoptic tree. Gulp! My mouth fell open and my heart dropped to my toenails. In the grand scheme of things, what does it matter, right??? white lights. Fiberoptic trees belong to the age of laptops and internet cafes, while a tree with lots of little white lights would looking Southern house with the tin roof and the wide porches. I was a little grouchy and snappy alpha male that he is said, I want to know what is wrong. And I said Lets walk for a while and Ill tell you. So I did. We had this discussion about men being from Mars, etc. He said You TOLD me to choose. And I did, but I told him I never dreamed his choice would include a tree that would be right at home in a space ship. He said, Ill pack that sucker up and take it right back to Lowes. Well, I was getting more and more embarrassed. Here I was, a big deal over some lights, wire, and fake greenery. And I said, Oh, no, you wont. I will not let my children remember for the rest of their lives that their mama is such a control freak that she couldnt enjoy the tree that everyone else loved. And so, even now after ten years, sits in all its high tech glory in our living room. And I am humbled by how much I still need to learn about life.My Christmas TreeHow a high-tech tree became part of the S Stoltzfus familys annual holiday celebration Bill and Pam Anderson of Rock Bluff moved to Liberty County 21 years ago from Central Florida to enjoy the outdoors, both the diversity of plant life and the many animals that reside in the National Forest and Torreya S State Park area. Their love for nature unique Christmas tree, which is topped by an owl and decorated with a variety of woodland creatures all native to this area, including birds, bears, deer, skunks, rabbits and a fox or two along Rock Bluff tree lled with native animals and birds

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 TREASURED ORNAMENtTS by Richard Williams, BristolWeve kept several ornaments that our kids made while in elementary school. Weve got reindeers made from popsicle sticks, hand prints turned into ornaments as well as others that weve kept and continue to put on the tree from year to year. marriage, cute ones that light up and move, one from Texas A&M since both my wife and I are Aggies, as well as some from the Czech Republic I bought due to my wifes heritage. However, one ornament that always gets a great place on the tree is simple, some reason draws our attention every year. It is a soda can angel made by our youngest son while he was at Tolar Elementary School. The can is painted white and bent in the middle. The golden pipe cleaner halo serves as the hook to hang from the tree, and a few black dots placed for eyes. The open lid makes it look as if the angel is singing. It is special because it was made by a child, and it is special because in some ways it represents the Christmas time we all wish we had each year. A Christmas of simple pleasures, a Christmas where we celebrate the birth of a special child and in so many ways remember how special each child around us is in our lives. A Christmas where children can turn soda cans into angels, and when with wonder and with a renewed sense of joy, peace and love towards those around us. See more HOLIDAY STORIEsS continued on page 24 A Childs HandiworkHandmade ornament is a mainstay on familys treefrom Karen and Donald Moran with Pat Burnside of BristolOur Christmas trees change themes from year to year. Last year, the tree was covered with multi-colored lights and toys. This year, we have But there are two ornaments that go on our tree no matter what the theme. Our ornaments honBurnside and Fletcher Quinn. Both are United for six years, is currently serving in Afghanistan and Fletcher, who has been in service the past three years, is currently stationed in North Carolina. Whether they are here celebrating the holidays with us or not, we display these ornaments with pride and in recognition of their service and sacfamilies during the holiday season. Loved ones in service showcased on treeby Donna Legare, TallahasseeEvery year when I get out the Christmas tree ornaments, I discover this rustic looking snowman made of styrofoam and pipe cleaners. It was made many years ago by my mother, when she was a young girl probably in the early 1930s. I would smile as I placed it on the tree, menthis years ago and then we would all make a big fuss over her about her talents. Mom died in May this year; we hung this treasured snowman once again this time remembering all the Christmases that we had spent with her over a lifetime. This ragged snowman will always have a place on our family's Christmas tree, stirring up memories and feelings of love.Grammy Jeans snowman Bells, birds and angels may make a pretty display but Domenick Esgro of Blountstown likes to have a few more masculine decorations on his holiday tree. A longtime fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Domenick puts up several team ornaments each year. His seen a Christmas without the football decorations. He says his wife, Daina, is tolerant of his football obsession.Steelers FanDecorations that hold a special place in the hearts of our readersby Eleanor Dietrich, TallahasseeSince my daughter grew up, I go to spend Christmas with her family, which includes my two granddaughters, in Atlanta. So I no longer have my own "regular" Christmas tree. But for years I collected bird ornaments as the theme for my tree decorations. I sorted through this collection and picked some of my favorites to keep, and now I have two smaller gold ornament trees that I can put on my table. My favorite ornament of these is the "stained glass" bird my daughter and I painted together when she was four, featured here. Downsizing with holiday memories HuntingTreeAvid hunters Bille Rae Larkins and her husband, Rob, of Bristol, have a special hunting theme tree which features a Santa with a shotgun, a bear and several other animals along with this ornament of deer antlers. The tree is topped with a turkey.

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 W.R. Tolar School would like to recognize its Good Citizens for the month of November. Each of the pictured students were chosen by their teacher as the student in their class that most exuded outstanding citizenship, and has been exemplary with regards to behavior and academics during the month of November. On the front row, from left: Sonali Simmons, Lizzie Kern, Ashton Mosley, Alex Edwards, Emily Barber, Ricky Ammons, Trenton Hill, Jamie Chavez, Jarian Mosley, Alize Nord, Tori Peterson, and Jazmin Brinson. Second row: Taylyn Ezagui, Kelsey Hall, Montana Harris, Ryan Goff, Abygail Hernandez, Bela Valdez, Autumn McLemore, Makayla Geiger, Anthony Fleishman, Sydni Smith, Mary Beth Brown. Back row: Tristan Sadberry, Amber Revell, Cephus Green, Nicholas Wright, Shon Askiew, Nathan Hayes, Blake Clark, and Branden Garner.Hosford Schools First Graders celebrated the season with the spirit of giving! This year both classes are learning to give instead of receive. In the place of students bringing gifts to exchange they brought in can food items that they joyfully delivered to the Ministry Center in Blountstown. After distributing the can items they went to Blountstown Rehab and sang Christmas songs and shared Christmas cards. Christmas is not only about receiving gifts but giving as well. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Hosford Elementary School! Students in Hosford School's 21st CCLC love the new 100's chart located in the pavilion on the playground! Teachers in the program are able to work with the kids on number sense, math facts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and other math skills. The students are having fun, staying active, and learning math with one great activity! A huge thank you to 4th grade teacher Miranda Ellis for the donation of her time and artistic abilities. Pictured are the 1st graders working on basic math skills. Thursday, Dec 15, B.E.S. held its annual Make-A-Mess Day. This is a day when all students participate in making a mess with art activities. nates the art activities and each child gets to rotate to each station and create that particular art project. This year the projects consisted of Christmas bookmarks, cupcakes, ornaments, face painting, painting ornaments, popsicle stick covered with birdseed ornaments, teacups for someone special, coupon books, and others. What a Fun day for our students! Thank you to the volunteers that helped with the activities. Blountstown Elementary students were busy, busy, busy, rolling and counting money for Rescue Santa. All of the different grade levels decided to help out Rescue Santa and his elves this year by doing fundraisers for bikes. Each grade had a "theme" for their fundraiser. PreK did "Pennies for Pedals" where their students brought in was "Change for Chains" and kindergarten students brought in change. "Working for Wheels" was the theme for 1st grade. Parents received a note to encourage their children to have them "work" for their money by doing extra jobs or chores around the house. Second graders brought in dimes for "Dimes to Donate." Third graders brought in change for "Coins for Christmas." The fourth grade students held candy sales to raise money with "Candy for Christmas" as their theme. Fifth graders had "Hats for Christmas" and could wear a hat to school if they brought in 50 cents. Mrs. Turner's class did their own separate fundraiser by recycling cans, "Recycle for Bicycles." Everyone together raised over $400. Great job students! A special thank you to Rescue Santa and his elves for all of their hard work. This is what makes Christmas such a special time of the year! W.R. Tolar School Good Citizens for November Panther PulseHosford 1st graders donate can goods to Ministry Center Hosford gets new math chart in the pavilion on the playground WR TolarThe Fifth Grade Chorus sang at the Civic Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14, for the annual Sheriffs Department KISS Luncheon. The students were served a delicious lunch by the Sheriffs Department and then they sang Christmas songs to the audience. Santa Claus even made an appearance! Wednesday, Dec 14, B.E.S. held the schoolwide Tropigrade winners competed in the cafeteria in front of all of the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. There were nine contestants who had prepared their own speeches and won their grade level competitions. Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Tropicana Speech Contest. The contestants were: Sailor Blair, Shawn Dees, Gregory Fields, Carson Hatchett, Heaven Porter, Emma Richards, Beyonce Garrett, Aliyah Everett, and Savanna Castaneda. The school winners are shown right: 1st place: Carson Hatchet, 2nd place: Shawn Dees and 3rd place: Heaven Porter. BES selects winners in Tropicana Speech contest Dec. 14 BES raises $400 with many different fundraisers for Rescue Santa & his elvesMake-a-mess day held Dec. 15 blountstown elementary school

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A holiday gift for our readers:Calhoun-Liberty JournalChristmas Ornaments31 DIFFERENT DESIGNS! Go to www.cljnews.com to download yours today!PRINT OUT, TRIM, pPUNCH A HOLE AND ATTACH A HANgGER TO pPLACE ON YOUR TREE. Page 20 THE THE CALHOUNCALHOUN-LILIBERTYERTY JOURNALOURNAL D DEcCEMBER 21, 2011 We will be closedD Dec. 23 and 26 for Christmas and Jan. 2 for NNew Years12444 NNW Virginia G. Weaver St. in BristolT T elephone 643-2261 The City of Bristolwishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!ACCEPTING NNEW PPaA TIENTSLLaban Bontrager, DMDDMD12761 NNW Pea RRidge RRd., Bristol, FLL 32321TELETELEPHONEHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTDENTURERE LABB ONN PREMISESREMISESSSame-DDay SService on RR epairs & R R elines Bristol Dental ClinicMMonica Bontrager, DMDDMD SEAsSONsS GREETINgGS!TTHE LIBERTyY CouOUNTyY LANDFIllLL will be closed SaturdayD Dec. 24 in observance of the C Christmas holiday. IIf you have any questions, call the Solid Waste DDepartment at 643-3777. RRuth N Neal of T T elogia is shown above with two of the treasures she got in her familys annual ornament exchange held recently at the home of R Roxie Kaen, below left, of Bristol. Four generations of N Neals family gathered for the event. E Each person draws a number from a hat and takes turns selecting an unwrapped ornament from under the tree or, if they see something they like that someone else already got, they can steal it from them. Several family members are shown below at right. PHOTOHOTOS COURTECOURTESYY TONIA TONIA COCOBB 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LLIBERt TY J OURNALOURNALCLLJN News.com Wishing you and yours the best of the season! AAnd II want a new food dish, a toy mouse, ball of string and lots of catnip! 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LLIBERt TY J OURNALOURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLLJN News.comLLocal girl catches Santa delivering gifts to her home! 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LLIBERt TY J OURNALOURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLLJN News.comSantas sleigh breaks down near Telogia Bow season extended; worried elves on the lookout for hunters Ornament exchange A FAMILYTRADITION

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 Make A MessDear Santa, I want some games, a dirtbike and a four-wheeler. --KeeEEGanAN BaAGGettETT Dear Santa, I know this is a lot to ask, but the only thing I want for Christmas is peace and joy to spread around the world and for all of my family to be together. --BradleyRADLEY WilliaILLIAMsS Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a Nintendo DS. I would like a Nintendo DS because my friend has one and it looks cool and I would like to have house on his sleigh with a map of the world. -AnNGelEL MartineMARTINEZ Dear Santa, so I can ride it around the house and go in the woods to hunt. Why do I deserve gifts? Because I have been good all year and I have been nice to people everywhere. -AlenaLENA BailesAILES Dear Santa, I want a Kindle Fire for Christmas. I also want a four-wheelthe way. -ChaseHASE FielderIELDER Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is to be able to see you coming down the chimney and putting our presents under the tree (sleigh). And thats it. Santa my house, dont you remember my papa is always trying to shoot you with a shotgun and stuff. And there will be no more Santa. -SaAMuelUEL A. HaysliAYSLIP Dear Santa, I want all the books of Diary phone on Christmas. I deserve these gifts because Ive been my house by making the reinchimney. -NikkiIKKI RichardsICHARDS Dear Santa, For Christmas I want an iPPod and a game for the DS and a by a GP GPS on his slay and his reindeer. -BrooksROOKS AnnNN MearsMEARS Dear Santa, I want a Nintendo DSi XL for Christmas and two games, Infamous 2 and M Mario Kart 7 because Ive been a good boy. -TylerYLER Walker ALKER Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is house. It is a house in Blountstown with trees all around it. -KarissaARISSA Dear Santa, I know what I want for Christmas. A DX and Xia Xia crabs in my stocking. And I want a purple curlers and I want some M Monster High dolls. I know cause he has this big red sleigh and reindeer that pull him all around the world. Thats how -ChloeHLOE ChaHAPManAN Dear Santa, I want a computer for Christbecause he has a map that will show all the houses in the world. I think that he knows my house by heart. -MichaelaMICHAELA MarkwalterMARKWALTER Dear Santa, I want an iPPod Touch and a few other things for my horse. Like a new pair of jeans and a new pair of socks. If I get those things Ill leave you some milk and cookies. If I dont get that Ill still give you milk and cookbecause I will send my address to the North P Pole and one of his helpers will give it to him and he will know my address. -CassyASSY HudsonUDSON Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is games, fun games. I need lots house by reindeers. -JoseOSEPhH Varnu ARNUM Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. What I want for Christmas is some movies and DS house because he remembers every address by heart. -AllysonLLYSON MearsMEARS Dear Santa, I want an IPPhone 4S, Ninentdo DSi, bungie jump. I think that I deserve these because they are stuff that I can play with and that I may need some house because I will have a lot of lights. -KelsieELSIE EdenfieldDENFIELD Dear Santa, I want a bow and arrow for Christmas. Santa will have a map. He will come on his sled. -ZebZEB KelleyELLEY Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is an iPPhone, DQ Blizzard maker, Littlest P Pet Shop Walkables, Operation, and a Bop It and house because of his reinbecause he goes to every kids house. -HadleyADLEY BarfieldARFIELD Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is most of the boy toys in the world. Santa will use his magic -JoseOSEPhH MooreMOORE Dear Santa, What do I want from Santa? First, I want a play house for my sister. Then I want my dad to have some love from me and my brother and sister. After that I want Santa to bring my mom a necklace. That is what I would want from Santa for my family. Why do I deserve these gifts from Santa? First is because all I want is for my parents and sister and brother to tell them how much I love them. -BaileiAILEIGhH ONealEAL Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a lot of Seminole stuff. I think I should get it all because I love the house by a GPGPS on his sleigh. -BobbiOBBI FinuffINUFF Dear Santa, 360, a base gutiar, monoply, electric baker, and Happy Feet two. I think I deserve these because i have been realy super good this year. I belive that GP GPS on his sleigh, or the raindeer will sniff the air. -TraceyRACEY KinING Dear Santa, I want a lot of things for Christmas but I can only tell a few things. I want a Wii and my family to at least be together. Santa knows where every house is. -MalloryMALLORY DaltonALTON Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a stuffed animal wolf the size of berry candy canes. I think that I deserve these gifts because I think that I have been very, very, very good this year!!! house because the reindeer are good trackers and you are magical!! -CarlyARLY YounOUNG Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a P PS3. The way Santa gets to my house is he has a GP GPS on his slay and it tells him were to go to your house and he nows the presents are his. -RhettHETT BodifordODIFORD Dear Santa, I want Saints Row the Third because I have been good almost every day. -BlakeLAKE CainAIN Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a dog. Im pretty sure I disurve it. Ive had a dog before but mom made us give him to my half blind uncle when his wife died. P Plus I know I have to feed it and give it water. And Ive been very good. Ive gave Ripley a DS game. Oh, and I live on Bowden Road. I have bright lights outside. -AbbyBBYDear Santa, For Christmas all I want is to be surrounded by people that love and care about me. I diserve to be around them because I found a stray dog on 12-1-11 I and help my sister with her home work if it it to hard for her. -DakotaAKOTA ReckerECKER Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a sword, 22 Ruger, new bunk bed, M Modern Warfare 3 Kinect, new Kinect, Roll Tide to win the champhouse with his GPGPS. -ClarkLARK KelleyELLEY Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Kindle Fire. I think I deserve a Kindle Fire because I have been good this year. I help my mom, dad, brother, grandma, grandpa, and my Aunt Linda. They always say I do a good job. I even do house because the reindeer will smell the food. -MorMORGanAN RaAPerER Dear Santa, For Christmas I want an iPPad 2, books and a canopy for my bed. I have been good all year long, well most of the year. To get to me you turn.. oh wait just let nie. -WinnieINNIE MayfieldMAYFIELD Dear Santa, What I want Christmas is a Apple iPPad 2 and many more so what I want is for you to surprise me with gifts! Santa has a talking GP GPS, and it will tell him about and where people live. Love Cheyenne. -CheyenneHEYENNE NicholsICHOLS Dear Santa, 360 and a slide up phone. With Duty M MW3, UFC and the rest is up to you! I deserve these things because am a good girl. I think Santa will let the raindeer sniff me out. M Merry Chrismas with a Ho Ho Ho! -MaddysonMADDYSON GranGRANGerER Dear SantaHoliday wish lists from the fourth grade class of M Ms. Davis and MMrs. Rehberg at Altha SchoolKids gathered Friday morning, Dec. 2 to enjoy M Make-A-M Mess day in Altha.ing their creativity with different art projects without having to worry about the mess! Each child took part in activities by rotating to a different station for each art project. They made Christmas bookmarks, cupcakes, Christmas ornaments, teacups and coupon books. Volunteers who made the event possible included Heather Hall, Stephanie Shelton, Sarah M M athes, Deanne Tonya Rowe, Beth M Mazzurese, Amy Sewell, Rhonda Dueitt and M Michelle Blackburn. DANIEL WILLIAMMS PPHOTOS

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 Calhoun-Liberty HOSPITAlL and PPrimary Care Clinic20370 NE Burns Ave., Blountstown Seasons Greetings! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!AAnd Many T T hanks!With best wishes for a joyous holiday and a happy New Year. We appreciate your visits and look forward to seeing you again, soon. 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& CCrematory CCharles MMcCClellan Funeral HomeButler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277Charles K. McClellanLicensed Funeral Director 42 years experienceC Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. OBITUARIESRROCKyY EE. VICKERy YBLOUNTSTOWN Rocky E. Vickery, 76, of Calhoun County passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at his home after an extended illness. He was born July 31, 1935, the son of the late Pansy Vickery McCormick. He worked construction and then was self-employed in a pulp wood business. He retired as a farmer in 1998. He was a member of the Macedonia First Baptist Church of Blountstown and a member of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau, where he served on the Board of Directors for 36 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed Martin bird-watching, huntSurvivors include his devoted wife of 53 years, Glenda (Branton) Vickery; two daughters, Becky Vickery and Dr. Glenda Sue Vickery, all of Blountstown; two brothers, Donald McCormick and his late wife, Carissa of Arcadia and Freddy McCormick of Calhoun County; six sisters, Geraldine Kelley and her husband, Clyde, Jean Murphy and her late husband, Buddy, Shirley Young, Jennifer Mears and her husband, Robert, Pam Kahle husband, Jack, all of Calhoun County; his much loved grandson, Branton Rocky Vickery of Blountstown; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Macedonia First Baptist Church with the Reverend David Wood and donia First Baptist Church Cemetery in Blountstown. Memorial contributions in Rocky Vickerys memory can be made to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave., Marianna, FL 32446. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.ALBERtT SEWELLHOSFORD Albert Sewell, 83, of Hosford, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 in Blountstown. He was born on May 14, 1928 in Lake Wales and had lived in Liberty County for most of his life. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Quincy. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Faye Sewell of Hosford; three sons, Glenn Sewell and his wife Kathy and Clifford Jerome Sewell, all of Telogia and Adam Sewell of Bristol; three daughters, Tammy Edwards and her husband, Butch of Sneads, Lisa Shuler and her husband, Milton of Bristol and Margie Soleimanibabadi of Tallahassee; one brother, R.D. Sewell and his wife, Mary; two sisters, Mable Burke and Myrtle Pitts, all of Hosford; along with 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. (ET) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown follow in the Hosford Cemetery in Hosford. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.BBEttyTTY J. DEEsSEALTHA Betty J. Deese, 76, of Altha passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 in Marianna. She was born on December 14, 1935 in Houston County, AL and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She was a retired hairdresser and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her husband, Louie Deese of Altha; one son, Reverend Henry Timothy Gay and his wife, Linda of Franklinton, LA; three daughters, Gail Deese of Altha, Charlene Wright of Sneads and Tammy Keller of Grand Ridge; one brother, Dewitt Clark and his wife, Myrtice of Houston, TX; one sister, Nobie Rabon of Altha; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Jack Hill Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 2 p.m. until service time at Peavy Funeral Home. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.KKELLy Y WW CCLaARK father, grandfather, and brother passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. He was born in Greensboro on February 10, 1937 to the late Hoke and Leola Morgan Clark. He married the love of his life in 1959 and was a true and faithful husband for 52 wonderful years. He retired in 1991 as Director of the Gadsden County Road and Bridge Department after 33 years of loyal and dedicated service. After retirement, he spent much of his time stringed instrument buddies. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arthur, Tommy, Ed and Carter Clark; and a sister, Virginia Ann Clark.Survivors include his wife, Sara Joyner Clark; a daugh ter, Lisa Shierling and her husband, Mike of Bristol; two sisters, Lavonia Lemieux and her husband Ronnie and Ella Mae Howell, all of Greensboro; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Sarah Jean Shierling of Bristol.Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m.at First Presbyterian Church in Quincy, with a private inter ment at Old Philadelphia Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. in the church parlor until the service. of the arrangements.KathyKATHY LytLYTLEBLOUNTSTOWN Kathy Lytle, 59, of Blountstown passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at her home. She was born on December 18, 1952 in Marianna and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She was a retired registered nurse with 30 years of service including working at Calhoun Liberty Hospital, Florida NHC Home Health Care. She was a member of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by a son, Joel Lytle. Survivors include her husband, John Lytle; two sons, J.J. Lytle and Michael Lytle and his wife, Emily; one daughter, Carolyn Fowler and her husband, Kevin, all of Blountstown; two brothers, Roland Preston and his wife, Ruth of Panama City and Donald Preston and his wife, Sandy of Thomasville, GA; two sisters, Carlene Warren of Panama City and Jeannie Goodson of White City and Services will be held Friday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend the Shiloh Cemetery near Scotts Ferry. The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peavy Funeral Home. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society.WhatHAT betterBETTER tribut cnthere THERE beBE?EastEAST GadsdADSDEN UNItT P.OO. BBox 563, Quincy 32353

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Cash Corner 2007 Chevy Silverado LTlocal trade, leather, 28K miles, Z71 pkg, pwr pkg, chrome step bars, tow pkg, super clean. 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5S34K miles, Automatic, 4-cyl, pwr pkg, CD, keyless, great car. 2003 GMC SierraCD, SLE pkg, 1 owner, tow pkg, bought here new, 49K miles, pwr pkg, new tires. 2008 Chevy HHR LT4 cyl, gas saver, automatic, CD, pwr pkg, super low payments, pwr seats. 2010 Ford Fusion SEpwr pkg, keyless entry, CD, pwr seat, gas saver, 4 cyl, sweet ride. 2006 KIA Sportage LX43K miles, automatic, V6, pwr pkg, CD, step bars, super clean. Treasured Holiday Decorations continuedCONTINUED FroROM Pa AGeE 17 by Rita Russell LewisThis angel tree topper is very special to me because it has been in my family from the beginning. This angel was on my Mama and Daddy, Charley and mas tree. It has traveled many places over the years that Daddy was in the Air Force. They gave it to me in 1980 and I have cherished it ever since. It was on trees in Florida, Mississippi, Michigan, Oklahoma, California and Germany over the years that Daddy was in the Air Force. Once I received it, I had it on trees in Maine and Belgium and that Christopher will continue to cherish this as we have over TRAVELING ANGEL by Johanna V.P PlummerMy grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson) Christmas tree was cut off of our family farm and decorated with ornaments collected over a the ornaments were gathered during the 50s and 60s and include many beautiful traditional glass ornaments as well as family Trimmed with tinsel, this tree transports me to past holidays and cherished AA LIFEtTIME OF MEMORIES....are gathered on grandparents tree ND of Family Coastal Seafood RestaurantA little out of the way, a lot less to pay! Merry Christmas & Thanks for a great yearBring the whole family for a holiday treat thats well worth the trip.OPEN Christmas Eve Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menuPhone (850) 670-8441 What changes do you plan to make in the coming year?SHARE YOUR New Y Y earsR Resolutions WITH UsS! Email us at thejournal@fairpoint.net and include your name and town of residence. Include a phone number (not for publication) in case we have a question or need to verify something. PPlease submit your resolutions by noon Sunday. Thank you!

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25 Open Arms Assembly of God of Kinard held their Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 18. The children, youth and adults all presented songs and dramas telling the story of Jesus birth. ABOVE: The children perform a Christmas song. On the front row from left: Katelyn Miles and Gracie Barbee. Middle row: Carley Mayo, Mitchel Mayo, Cody Pass and Lexi Sims. Back row: Sydnee Pass, Dixie Sims, Marcus Barbee, Katrina Miles and Kaylee Rich. RIGHT: Lexi Sims shows off all her colorful candy canes. LEFT: Sydnee Pass and Dixie Sims share a holiday hug. BELOW LEFT: The Youth perform their drama. BELOW: Pastor Bill Mayo with the children of the church. ANGIE DAVIS PHOTOS CChristmas celebrated at Open Arms Assembly of God SundayArt meets science: new facility a mecca for collaborative researchTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Imagine a place where studio painters, sculptors, ceramicists, graphic artists, scientists and engineers gather to collaborate on projects that might someday change the way everyday objects are created. The Facility for Arts Research (FAR) a 22,500-square-foot former cancer-research facility nestled on 5 acres in northwest Tallahassee is the result of a new initiative from the Florida State Universitys College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance. in the country, FAR will provide a unique, interdisciplinary research and the sciences. Once again, we are being very existing building and re-imagining it into a cutting-edge artists mecca that will provide our students with an even richer academic experience, said Florida State University President Eric J. Barron at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held today. FAR will allow students, faculty and re searchers in the arts, engineering, sciences, medicine, information, together on innovative research projects that truly cross disciplinary boundaries. For example, students will be able to design objects and then produce them by using the facilitys 3D Z Printer 450, a state-of-the-art, three-dimensional printer that can print whole objects in their entirety, including tools. In addition to the 3D printer, the FAR building will provide the special equipment students and research ers will need to experiment with fabrication, allowing the college to expand what Barron believes is a rigorous, ininitiatives related to design. Its very 21st century, and its all those things we are emphasizing campus-wide to move the university forward: collaborative, cross-disciplinary, entrepreneurial, Barron said. Its also another signal that our outstanding arts programs are truly elite. The call will go out. If you want to do exciting art and design research, Florida State University is the place to be. Chad Eby, an assistant professor in Florida State Universitys College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance, who this place will someday inspire some really amazing art and research. At 45, Eby, who hold two degrees in communications as well as a masnew and old himself. Hes old-school might not see the possibilities in the digital world, but hip enough to understand that learning new technology help ensure that students are well prepared to enter a competitive job The building is spacious enough to accommodate both classrooms and laboratories. It also houses a seminar room named for Vice President for Research and Robert O. Lawton Professor of Physics Kirby W. Kemper. Kemper, who recently announced his retirement and who is widely renowned for his passionate support of the arts, said recently that the realization of the FAR building was among the proudest moments of my career.

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Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011EEstate washer, heavy duty, super en months old, $150; Small Haire freezer chest, $40, seven months old. Call 643-4939. 12-14, 12-21 FURNITURECCherry queen bedroom set, includes bed frame, dresser and mirror, chest of drawers, like new condition, paid over $1,500, asking $800. Will include like-new mattress and box springs for an extra $200 if you purchase bedroom set; Counter dinette set, excellent condition, $200. Call 643-6009. 12-21, 12-28CChina cabinet, good condition, $30. Call 447-5384. 12-21, 12-28Two black aluminum bar stools, $20; two antique chairs with blue covering, make offer; childs club chair, like new, $10. Call 6746022. 12-21, 12-28La-z-BBoy lift chair, very good condition, $500. Call 762-2223. 12-21, 12-28 TRUCKS2001 Ford F150 extended cab, 2WD, $2,700 OBO. Call or text 447-1604. 12-21, 12-28 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, 12-21couch 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 ELECTRONICSVTech learning system with games, $65; Disney Princess Leapster, with games and case, $30. Call 674-6022. 12-21, 12-28Nook, brand new, still in case, 1 year warranty, $100. Call 6434559. 12-21, 12-28XBBoxlers and other accessories, $70 OBO. Call 447-1604. 12-21, 12-28 APPLIANCESGEE dryer, works good, needs cord, $30. Call 447-5384. 12-21, 12-28Whirlpool dishwasher, good condition, $35. Call 674-6022. 12-21, 12-28GEE dryer, and Roper washing machine, $75 each or $125 for both. Call 674-1381. 12-21, 12-28MMaytag washing machine, runs good, $50. Call 674-8570. 12-21, 12-2836 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. UFN 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 SALELittle Tykes E Endless Adventure swing castle, great condition, $25; Internal frame back pack, good condition, $25. Call 447-5384. 12-21, 12-28Water dispenser with 3-tier rack. Has electronic temperature indicator and water temp is adjustable. Dispenses room temperature, cold and hot water (with child safety feature). Unit has a night light and storage compartment. Have owners manual. $70. Call 643-2206. 12-21, 12-28Hello Kitty electric scooter, never used, with one year warranty, $175. Call 674-6022. 12-21, 12-28Sink with four sections, best offer; commercial size coffee maker, best offer; warmer for table, best offer; Boys shirts, real nice, size 8 and up, $1.50 each. Call 6743264. 12-21, 12-28Jr. girls jeans, size 4; used Browning boots, size 2; camoushoes for boys, size 1 1/2-2. Call 643-1591. 12-21, 12-28Total gym with leg pulley accessory kit, multi function attachment, owners manual and exercise booklet. Brand new, never used. Call 643-2206. 12-21, 12-28EEcowater water softener, model ERR-3000 digital demand, cost $2,600-$2,800 in 2005, asking $450 OBO, instructions included; Stamina Ultra Glide inclined exerciser, $65; old two burner kerosene heater with removable external fuel tank, good condition, $35; Antique GE portable record player, four speeds, removable speakers, still works, $45. Call 674-8385 or 294-4389. 12-21, 12-28Pictures in frame, farm house scenes, four 3x2, $35. Call 6743264. 12-21, 12-28 $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, 12-21Lots of C Christmas decorations, BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL FOR RENTBLOUNTSTOWN Phone 643-7740 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RRENTALs SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN MMobile Home for R Rent in CCalhounCall 674-88882 BD, 2 BA, located six miles north on Hwy. 69 N. NO PETS. Damage & Cleaning deposit, Water, sewer and grass cutting provided.UFNFind a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! For Junk Vehicles CALL AANDY(850) 491-8360BRISTOL, FL FORR RERENT2 BD, 1 BA very clean $450 month Call (954) 650-8322 for more information.12-14 T 12-28 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 FREEREE w/ $100 security deposit HOLIDAY SPECIAL REREAL EESTATEE Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing.CCall (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 WANTED: Hi Im Gus and I am about 12 weeks old. I have had my kitten check up, my vaccinations, Im negative for feline leukemia (Felv) and for parasites. I get along with people, other cats and with dogs. I also love being where you are and of course, playing and purring is my favorite thing. I have a great personality. To meet me and see how lovable I am, please call my Foster Mom at (850) 2372740. I will be a good champion. Catch up online at CLJNews.com.Miss a recent Pets & Their People column? FoOR RREntNTin BBlountstownCall 674-3264 4 BD House & a 3 BD trailerBuy, sell and trade with an ad in TheCalhoun Liberty Journal

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DECEMBER 21, 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. CAMPERS2005 Fleetwood camper pull behind, slide out, full size refrigerator-toilet and shower, Blue Book value $9,000, asking $5,000. Call 237-1447. 12-21, 12-28 TOOLS & EQUIPMENTUtility trailer, 5x12, $425 OBO. Call 643-5355. 12-21, 12-28, spread axle, 48x102, good for hauling, military, $8,500. Call 674-8992. 12-14, 12-21 PETS/SUPPLIESHelp us please: We are adult cats at a kill shelter and we need a home ASAP. We have been spayed or neutered and are FREE. We will make good outdoor cats or barn cats. If you can help us, please call Ruth at (850) 237-2740. 12-21, 12-28, female, spayed, loves children but not cats. Free to a good home. Call 762-4926 or 762-8234. 12-21, 12-28, extremely adorable, incredibly furry, four beautiful colors, $10 each. Call 209-0910. 12-21, 12-28Indoor cat tabby/calico housecat named Trixie, has been spayed and is litter box trained. Must be kept indoors and is free to a good home. Call 643-4294. 12-21, 12-28, $6-$10; two roosters, $10; Large potbelly pig, $50. Call 643-8492. 12-21, 12-28Free puppies, father is Great Pyreness mix, mom is very gentle bulldog. Two females and two males. Call 762-3966. 12-21, 12-28, 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, 12-21Pit puppies chocolate, buckskin and black, parents on premises. Call 209-0506 and 209-0528. 12-14, 12-21, 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 LOST & FOUNDLOST: Kodak camera with case lost around T&P Grocery or on Talquin Circle in Hosford. Call 379-8973. 12-21, 12-28LOST: Dog near Tolar School, 12-year-old small white and cream-colored female mix, answers to Little Bit or Bitters. Has one ear that is withered. InSTARSCOPEFAMMOUS BBIRRTHDAYSARRIEES MMar 21/Apr 20 Aries, sometimes you just have to let a person go. If theres no getting this person to come around to your way of thinking, its best to devote your energy elsewhere. TAURRUS Apr 21/MMay 21 Taurus, you have nothing to hide, so speak your mind when a family member asks for your two cents this week. Just keep in mind he or she may not be ready for what you have to say. GEMEMINI MMay 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you dont have to be asked twice to lend a hand when someone needs help. Thats what so many of your friends admire C CANCERCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, trust your instincts because they often do not let you down. You have a feeling about someone close to you and what you will discover is how on target your gut can be. LEEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, instead of making things simply put out the word that youre looking for some help and youll VIRRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may have to cut a trip short because something that is high priority comes up unexpectedly. You may want to reschedule your plans for next week. LIBRBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 yourself as the center of attention, and frankly, you will probably love every moment of it. Just dont let all the attention go to your head. SCCORRPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, sometimes it can be difthat are in your heart, but this week you further your relationship with some much-needed conversation. SAGITTARRIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, take a chance on something you thought you couldnt master. You just may be surprised at what you can accomplish when you put your mind to it.C CAPRRICCORRN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, think about how you want the week to go and then focus your energy in that direction. Its amazing what a little mental energy and some help from the stars can do. Lately it seems like youre working very hard at not being happy, Aquarius. All it takes is a little change in perspective to turn it all around. Capricorn plays a key role. Pisces, go on an old-fashioned date if youve been in a relationship for some time. It could add a spark that you need.Week of Dec. 25 ~ Dec. 31DECEMBER 25 Dido, Singer (40) DECEMBER 26 Jared Leto, Actor/Musician (40) DECEMBER 27 Gerard Depardieu, Actor (63) DECEMBER 28 John Legend, Singer (33) DECEMBER 29 Jon Voight, Actor (73) DECEMBER 30 Eliza Dushku, Actress (31) DECEMBER 31 Joe McIntyre, Singer (38)side dog, not use to the cold. Collar is missing. Call 447-1840 with any information. 12-14, 12-21 WANTED, reasonably priced. Call 674-3033 or 2728677. 12-21, 12-28, four inch solid blocks. Call 237-1447. 12-21, 12-28TCC 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, 12-21Good used furniture 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 & LAND2000 Fleetwood singlewide, 14x54, one bedroom, one bath, large living room, central heat and air, all electric, with front porch, must be moved, $8,000. Call 6741844 after 5 p.m. or leave message. 12-21, 12-28 on Hwy. 12 N. Bundys Circle. Call 625-0404. 12-14, 12-21 SUBSCRIPTION FORMThe Calhoun-Liberty Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321Name_____________________________________________ Address__________________________________________C City______________________State______Zip___________ GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION TO TO THEE CCALHOUN-LIBERBERTYJOURRNAL

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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 NOTICECE OF ADOPTION OF RE RESOLUTION NUMBERMBER 11-21 Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida, held a public hearing on December 8, 2011, and adopted Resolution 11-21 as follows: A RE RESOLUTION OF THEE LIBERBERTY C COUNTY B BOARRD OF C COUNTY C COMMMMISSIONERERS ABBANDONING AND C CLOSING CER CERTAIN ALLEEYWAYS AND R ROADS IN THEE TOWN OF WEEST HOSFORRD, FLORRIDA, AS IDEENTIFIEED IN THEE TOWN OF WEEST HOSFORRD PLAT B BOOK A, PAGEE 19, LIBERBERTY CCOUNTY, FLORRIDA WHEREEREAS, a citizen requested that the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners close and abandon certain alleyways and roads in the Town of West Hosford, Florida, and WHEREEREAS, the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners conducted a public hearing regarding such request. NOW THEREEREFORERE BE BE IT RE RESOLVEED B BY THEE LIBERBERTY C COUNTY B BOARRD OF CCOUNTY CCOMMMMISSIONERERS OF FLORRIDA THAT: 1. The following alleyways and roads, as described below, are hereby abandoned and closed from henceforth. The alleyways and right of ways that are located in the middle of Block 15, the Town of West Hosford Plat Book A, Page 19, Liberty County, Florida. That certain unopened section of alleyway and right of way referred to as Graves Street, which is located between Block 17 and Block 18 that intersects West Hosford Plat Book A, Page 19, Liberty County, Florida, That portion of Moore Street where Moore Street and Graves Street intersects Hosford Plat Book A, Page 19, Liberty County, Florida. 2. This Resolution shall be advertised within 30 days following its adoption. PASSEED AND ADOPTEED THIS 8th day of December, 2011 by the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners. Liberty County, Florida Robert Hill, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners A holiday gift for our readers:CCalhoun-Liberty JournalChristmas Ornaments31 diffDIFFEREntNT dDEsignsSIGNS!Go to www.cljnews.com, click on FEEATURERES and select CChristmas Ornaments to download yours.PrintRINT outOUT trim TRIM, punchPUNCH a A hole HOLE and AND attach ATTACH a A hangerHANGER to TO placePLACE onON your YOUR tree TREE.Merry Christmas 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LLIBERt TY J OURNALOURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLLJN News.comCouple tired of cold weather at their North Pole compound; want comfy retirement camp Santa & Mrs. buy AApalachicolaR River property 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LLIBERt TY J OURNALOURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLLJN News.comThere has been only one Christmas the rest are anniversaries. ~W.J. CAMERON 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LLIBERt TY J OURNALOURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLLJN News.com EElves demand overtime pay; Santa considers outsourcing to I India or Sumatra 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LLIBERt TY J OURNALOURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLLJN News.com St. NNick drives Christmas BBus inL Lights of LLiberty Parade in BBristol ALTHA FARMERS COOPERATIVE, INC. Complete Care Car ALTHA FARMERS COOPERATIVE, INC. Complete Care Car ALTHA FARMERS COOPERATIVE, INC. Complete Care Car PEACE ON EARTHWith our gratitude for your goodwill towards us this year. Have a happy holiday!

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29 your house? -SaAManthaANTHA LoOPeEZ -Taylynn AYLYNN EZaAGuiUI -BlaLAKeE ClarLARK -ColtonOLTON Ryals YALS -JorORDanAN McMCClenLENDonON Taryn ARYN KirKIRKlanLAND -HannahANNAH SaAPP -BraRADDocOCK HobbsOBBS -ColeOLE Faircloth AIRCLOTH -ChaceHACE ChasteenHASTEEN -AnNDreREW ReEVellELL -AleLEX ValVALDeEZ -SelenaELENA JiIMeneENEZ -LacyACY MaloyMALOY -HunterUNTER PaPAGeE --LaineAINE McDanielMCDANIEL -ColebyOLEBY HallALL -LaA WrynRYN DaDA WsonSON -GabrielGABRIEL WhiteWHITE -BelleELLE HarrisARRIS -ret r an CharlieHARLIE BurnsURNS DaisyDAISY PuentePUENTE SuUMMerER HoseyOSEY -TylerYLER CarARManAN Y LARSON BryanRYAN Garcia GARCIA -HellenaELLENA BessESS -AleLEX SancheANCHEZ -AllyssaLLYSSA ChasteenHASTEEN -VanessaVANESSA VicVICKersERS AnaNA MarieMARIE -JaA VonON PriPRIDeE -AlanaLANA AMayaAYA Y RaineyAINEY GayGAY your house? KelseyKELSEY HallALL -LeEVontaeONTAE BrooROOKsS -JessiESSIKaA Ree EEDerER -MontanaMONTANA HarrisARRIS -DanielleDANIELLE NElsonLSON -CaAMPbellBELL KruKRUGerER letters from Monida Reeves and Heather Richters fourth grade class at W.R. Tolar SchoolHOLIDAY LEETTERERS continued on page 30

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Page 30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 LEGAlL NOTICEIIN TTHEE CIRCCIRCUITIT COCOURTRT SECOECOND JUDICIAICIAL CIRCIR-C CUITIT OOF TTHEE STATETATE OOF FLORIORIDAA, IIN A AND FOROR LIBERTIBERTY COCOUNTTY IN RE: ESTATE OF CASE NO.: 11-28-CP BERNADINE MARIE FINUFF, Deceased. NOTICEOTICE TOTO CRECREDITORITORS The administration of the estate of BERNADINE MARIE FINUFF, deceased, whose date of death was November 14, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Liberty County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Liberty County Clerk of Circuit Court, Probate Division, P.O. Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against declaims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. this notice was December 21, 2011, in The Liberty Journal, and the second date of publication was December 28, 2011. Personal Representative BRET PHILLIPS 6840 NW Torreya Park Rd. Bristol, FL 32321 Attorney for Personal Representative: JENNIFER WINTRODE SHULER Florida Bar No. 728810 P.O. Box 37 Bristol, Florida 32321 Telephone No. (850) 866-3680 Telecopier No. (850) 643-5864 Email: jenniferwshuler@yahoo.com 12-21, 12-28Dear Santa, You might have a hard time we have lot of trees. You need to know that. I have an 11 foot Christmas train. You can also look for a joy sign in our front yard. There will also be twinkling icicle lights on the fence in front of my my house. -GabrielABRIEL OswaltSWALT Dear St. Nicholes, My name is Joshua Goodman from Bristol FL. I know you visited me last year. But just in case you forgot where I live, I would be grateful to remind you. I live in the panhandle in a small town called because we only have one red light. Fly left at the red light on highway 12 south. miles. Turn right at the NW CR 379A address. And look for tiny boy or little black and white tuxedo dog. He will greet you in our house. P.S. Make sure you have a dog treat. -JoshuaOSHUA GoodmanOODMAN Guess what Santa? Your coming to two houses this year to give me gifts! He lives on Hoecake Road. His house is smokey blue. woods. Dads house also has midnight black shingles, white out colored window frames and is big as a bus or bigger. The second house is my moms. She lives in Neil subdavision in a candy apple red brick house. Moms house has black bear colored shinges, glass door, dow frames and a fenced in houses Santa. Merry Christmas! -MichaelICHAEL KingING Ho! Ho! I can already hear Santas voice in my head but Maybe Santa will already know that I live in Bristol and my house is as white as snow. Santa may also be able to see the spectacular shine of my colorful Christmas lights. The colors that Santa may see are green like grass, blue like the sky, yellow like the sun, and red as a rose. Plus he could see my address is big bolded black numbers. I cant wait to see what Santa left for me under my green colorful Christmas tree. -GloriaLORIA MendeENDEZ Swish! Swoosh! That is Santas sleigh! I hope house. I live in a trailer its yellow as the sun. I have a big new porch. Its yellow too. I have some lights on my porch. It has all the colors of the rainbow. Once we turn them on they look spectaguler! I have a big garden beside my house we are going to put some lights around it so Santa will know its my house. I cant wait to hear the sound of Santas sleigh on Christmas night. -LupeUPE MartineARTINEZ is by my mail box because if he know your last name like the Fallins family hell know its you. Or when your sleep hell just come to your house because he got to go to all over the world. But Santa is a fake because Santa is your prants and Mrs. Claus and Mr. Claus are going to give you gift because you been good and a nother way to and if they your friend theyll know where you live. -VeronicaERONICA Fallin ALLIN HOOLIIDAA Y LETTERETTERS continued from page 29 from W.R. Tolar School 4th grade classesStudent videos teach Floridians to be bear smart The challenge to high school students was unusual: Produce a one-minute video encouraging people to conserve Florida black bears and take appropriate precautions when living around bears. The response was enthusiastic: Individuals and media classes from 10 high schools applied their creative thinking to the conservation of Florida black bears, which have made a comeback from about 300 in the 1970s to about 3,000 today. Students submitted 17 ited for the Florida Black Bear Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The FWC announced the grand prize winner of the PSA contest. It is Justin Burt, a student at Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, who was also the Northwest Region winner. His Be Bear Aware video can be viewed at www. youtube.com/MyFWCsocial. We looked to high school students as a great source of creativity to get out the message about Florida black bears, said Dave Telesco, the FWCs bear manage ment program coordinator. Students rose to the occasion and produced 17 bear smart videos for our PSA contest. The FWC is pleased that so many young people got involved and worked hard to teach Floridians how to conserve and be safe around black bears, Telesco said. The four other regional winners of the PSA contest are: in Belleview (Northeast Region); media class in Bradenton (Southwest Region); Boynton Beach (South Region); and sales class in Williston (North Central Region). Their videos will be uploaded to www.youtube.com/MyFWCsocial. Additional video entries may be released at a later date. The students and classes will receive prizes for their winning PSA entries. staff from across the state judged the videos based on their professional quality, accuracy of information and appeal to viewers. The contest began in May, and its original deadline was extended through November. For more information about Florida black bears, visit MyFWC.com/Bear. The recreational red grouper bag limit in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) will increase Dec. Jan. 1 season closure of shallow-water grouper in Atlantic state waters. The red grouper bag limit increase changes made at the November Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission (FWC) meeting in Key Largo. Management changes in 2012 will also affect gag grouper season, which Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) and will continue to be closed through March 31, 2012. (This includes the regularly scheduled annual closure from Feb. 1 through March 31 in Gulf state waters.) Both measures will help the state achieve consistency with federal red and gag grouper management efforts. Federal managers are working on a plan to further protect gag grouper, which is overfished and undergoing revisit state gag grouper management efforts in February 2012, once federal Season closures for red and gag grouper, as well as other shallow-water groupers, are also nearing. In Atlantic state waters, including Monroe County, the season closes Jan. 1 and reopens May 1. Shallow-water grouper season closes Feb. 1 in Gulf state waters and reopens April 1. Shallow water groupers in Gulf state waters include gag, red, black, yellowand rock and red hind. In Atlantic state waters, it also includes tiger grouper, coney and graysby. To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/ Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Recreational Regulations and Grouper. 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Page 32 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Woman accuses house mate of stabbing her Thursday nightDeputies responded to a call that a woman had been stabbed after an argument Thursday night, according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriffs Diana Jo Bates, 29, and her boyfriend, Justin Wood, 36, told deputies Pamela Bowden, 43, arrived at the Clarksville residence they all share and After Bowden approached Bates from the drivers side of her car in their front yard, Bates thought she had was dispatched to the residence at 10040 NW Baggett Loop and Bates was Deputies then went to the residence of Nellie Mayo, where Bowden went Mother charged with domestic battery after teen reveals pregnancyA 30-year-old Hosford woman was charged with domestic battery Sunday after she got upset when her teenage daughter told her she was pregnant, according to a report from the Liberty Linda Everett was asked to go to a relatives home, where her daughter and the daughters boyfriend shared their The daughter told deputies that her mother got upset when she was told of the pregnancy and began crying before she grabbed the young girl by the neck and When the daughter tried to get free, she The girl then hit her mother and her boyfriend and others at the home sepaFollowing her arrest, Everette was LinINDaA EVerettERETT ARREST REPORTSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 A CoOLorORFUL CHrRIstSTMasAS Holidays lights are brightening up the nights as Christmas draws closer. TOP: A tall tree dominates Magnolia Square in Blountstown. ABOVVE: Blountstowns train is outlined in light. BELOW: The streets of Blountstown are lit up by the trails of car lights streaming down the road. JOEE SUMMERMMERS PHOTOSABOVVE: The display at the Mitch Willis home in Bristol features a nativity scene. BELOW: Another look at the Lewis familys front yard.



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Birthdays....13 Speak Up!...14 Schools...18, 19 Ornament exchange a family tradition...20 Sheriff's Log...2 Calendar...4 Commentary...6, 7 Lots of letters to Santa...8, 9, 21, 29 & 30How will Santa house with his house BROCK SYKES Hosford School -------------------------------------GAIGE LEWIS T olar School -------------------------------------HELAMAN SHULER Hosford School -------------------------------------DENNIS, Hosford Schoolby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorThe Liberty County Commission agreed to a $50,000 settlement with former Health Department Director David Odum in a special meeting on Dec. 6. Liberty County was gracious and the settlement was amiable, Odum said. Odum sued the Dept. of Health, the Liberty County Commission and the Calhoun County Commission both the Calhoun County and Liberty County Health Departments. He had served as administrator for seven years. that charged he was wrongly ousted from his job after speaking up about unlawful activity within the health department and on the Liberty County Commission. He also said he was the victim of retaliation. An agreement was reached with Liberty County According to the agreement, Liberty County settled for $50,000. The Commission will pay $17,500 of that amount and the Florida Association of Counties trust This action settles the lawsuit against Liberty County commissioners L.B. Arnold and John T. Sanders. Odum and his attorneys are awaiting a response from the Calhoun County Commission and the state Department of Health. The Department of Health remains open, he said. They did not settle in mediation. He said when representatives for the Calhoun County Commission left last months mediation, They were going to talk with an adjuster. He said he is not aware of any action on their part as of yet.Settlement agreements yet to be reached with Calhoun Co. and DOHLiberty County to pay ex-Health Dept. director $50,000 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL Volume 31, Number 51 Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 CLJ N.comRita Russell Lewis and her son, Christopher, are shown above in their brightly lit yard at Lake Mystic in Bristol. A dramatic deep blue sky spreads behind the Hwy. 12 South home of Jake and Vanell Summers, below, where a pair of lighted deer are poised in the front yard. JOE SUMMERS PHOTOS It is special because it was made by a child, and it is special because in some ways it represents the Christmas time we all wish we had each year.TREASURED ORNAMENTSPAGES 17 & 24

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Arrested? *Call for a free consultationJason D. Winn, P.A. (850) 222-7199 Jennifer Shuler, Esq.Attorney at Law Business Real Property Divorce WillsBy Appointment (850) 866-3680CALL ME FOR A FREE LIVING WILL Dr. Barry EdewaardDr. Barry Edewaard, Sherry Edewaard, Betty Pitts & Kayla HiresIf our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Savior.Roy LessinGod Sent Us A Savior C A L H O U N C O U N T YDec. 12 Robert Keith, Dec. 13 Gerald Webb, Dec. 14 Sabrina Allen, Ventura Brown, Arthur Goodwin, Dec. 15 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Keith Jones, L I B E R T Y C O U N T YDec. 12 Dec. 16 Manuel Zuniga, Dec. 18 Linda Everett, SH ER IFFS LOG Blountstown Police Dept. Accidents Special details (business Business alarms Residential alarms C omplaints TNTTOBY GARNETT, OWNER Collision Center Merry Christmas & Many ThanksIts been a real treat serving the youthful offender to reside in the Liberty County Sheriff Donnie CoDo you have a Game Camera?

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A 19-year-old Bristol resident was jailed for DUI, possession of alcohol by someone under 21 and viola tion of drivers license restrictions according to a report Arrested early Sunday morning was Tracy Colton According to the arrest report, Deputy Jonathan eastbound car near the Bristol City Limits go around another eastbound vehicle in the no passing lane at a Gentry followed the vehicle until it turned north on Turkey Creek Road, where it came to a complete stop in the middle of the road and spun out before going northAfter he pulled the vehicle over, Gentry went to talk with the driver and saw an open beer bottle in the back seat and noticed the strong odor of an alcoholic bever Potter, who was found to have a business only license, told the deputy he was on his way home from work in Marianna and denied that he had been drinkAfter performing poorly on a roadside sobriety test, A second empty beer bottle was found in the pasfound an unopened bottle of Two breath samples given to determine his level of intoxication resulted in readDECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Ramseys Piggly Wiggly Your Hometown Store That Meets Your Budget Needs The R estaurantpalachee A M ay the Spirit of Christmas Abide With You and Yours GOLDEN PHARMACYPhone 674-455717324 Main Street N. in Blountstown A Panama City man who tried to hide was taken into custody Tuesday morning after it was learned he was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Broward County for habitually driving while license susCory David Jenkins, 29, was taken to the Calhoun County Jail to await extradi When asked to identify himself, Jenkins gave variations of his name along with different Social Security numbers He was charged with resisting an ofJenkins was a front seat passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident near the Calhoun County line on SR 20 in Jenkins was riding with his mother 2003 Ford Mustang collided with a pickAccording to the accident report, Jer kins was eastbound on SR 20 when she verado with its right turn signal blinking as the driver waited to make a right turn from SR 20 into the private drive at SelWhen she realized the truck was stopped, Jerkins hit the brakes and skidsouth shoulder before hitting the right The accident was investigated by FHP Trooper Wes Harsey, who received assistance at the scene from Calhoun The Mossy Pond and Carr-Clarksville Volunteer Fire Departments helped with Bristol man charged with damages at BP stationA 21-year-old Bristol resident was arrested Friday on a warrant stemming from a allegedly damaged two screens on gas pumps at the BP Convenience Store, causing damages Manuel Zuniga was taken into custody on a charge of criminal mischief when Liberty County Deputy Jonathan Gentry served a warrant at his A man who came to Liberty County recently with 12 when it was learned that he failed to notify authorities Larry Alan Decamp, 32, was arrested after Investiga tor Brian Bateman went to his residence on NW Garden The Liberty County Sher here after receiving notice from the Kentucky State Police that he intended to change his resiWhen Bateman spoke with Decamp last week, Decamp said that he was told over the phone that he did not have to contact local authori Decamp was handcuffed and before taking him to jail, the investigator went inside walked in the home, Bateman told a neighbor had loaned him to the gun to take care of a problem with a fox on the Decamp was charged with failing to register as a sexual offender ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks THIS WEEKS REPORTS CONTINUED ON THE BACK PAGE

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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011Thats how many copies of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your community announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,362 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL 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 21 Monday, December 26 Tuesday, December 27 Sunday, December 25 Saturday, December 24 Thursday December 22 Friday, December 23TODAYS MEETINGSAA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center Sit-n-Sew meeting, 6 pm., First United Methodist Church Youth Hall on Clinton St. Marianna Bristol Lions Club, 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown.TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail Alzheimers Project support group, 11:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse Alzheimers Project support group, 4 p.m., Calhoun Liberty HospitalANNIVERSARY Lucious & Evelyn RushingBIRTHDAYS Kaylee WheetleyBIRTHDAYS Katie Detweiler, James McDaniel & Melba Compton BIRTHDAY Angela Davis Jazzmatazz show choir concert set for Jan. 5, 6 & 7MARIANNA The popular Chipola College Show Choir series, Jazzmatazz, has an interesting twist this year. It is called "Stadsmatazz" to honor Joan Stadsklev, retiring Associate Dean of Chipola's Fine and Performing Arts Department. The song and dance performances under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin are scheduled for Jan. 5, 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the Chipola Theatre. Originally slated for December, Jazzmatazz has been rescheduled in part to allow more alumni to come back to campus to be a part of this historic event. Signature songs highlighting the history of the group are slated to be performed. Dr. Daniel Powell, Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts, says, "Come join this 'now and then' experience as the one of their founding directors: Joan Stadsklev." Powell invites everyone to enjoy the high energy group that will feature musical selections from a wide variety of styles. Show Choir members are selected through competitive auditions and Powell indicates the talent of this year's group is exceptionally strong. Tickets are on sale and available from Show Choir members and through the Fine and Performing Arts Department at (850) 718-2277. NEWS FROM THE PEWSCHRISTMAS SERVICESHILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Forrest Parker and the members at Hillcrest Baptist Church would like to invite you to join us in worship during the Christmas season. Services will be as follows: Service at 6 p.m. at 9 a.m. a.m.; Communion Service at 11 a.m. ton's Corner on CR 274. Come and join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! MARIANNAArea softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with world-class softball players Charlotte Morgan and Kelsi Dunne at the 20-22, 2012. Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix says, This is a great opportunity for local players to learn from two of the best softball players in America. Camp participants have several opportunities to choose from during the weekend of Jan. 20-22. Players who are interested in improving their hitting can choose to attend the Jan. 21 Hitting session only for $100. Pitchers may choose the Jan. 22 Pitching session only for $100. A homerun derby on Jan. 21 is $20 per person. A Jan. 21 Banquet with the players is $30 per person. An all-inclusive three day camp with hitting and pitching sessions, additional instruction, Banquet, Home Run Derby, lodging and food is $350. Deadline to Register is Jan. 6, 2012. Charlotte Morgan is a professional softball player with the USSSA Pride based out of Kissimmee which is part of the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF). She is an alumin the 2010 National Pro Fastpitch Senior Draft. The California native was one of the most highly decorated players in Crimson Tide softball history. In 2009 and 2010, Morgan was named the (SEC) Player of the Year. She was a USA Softball Player of the Academic third-team All-American. She ended the 2010 season with a 7 pitching record, a .350 batting average and led the player in Crimson Tide history with three 50-plus RBI seasons. She led Alabama in all three major hitting categories in her 11 home runs and 59 RBI. Kelsi Dunne is a senior at the University of Alabama where she was a teammate of Charlotte Morgan. Dunne is the second pitcher in Alabama history to be named SEC Pitcher of the Year. She was the SEC tournament MVP and was named to the all-tournament team was on the ASA/USA Player of the Year Watch List. She led the SEC during league play in wins (13), strikeouts (144) and opponent batting average (.174). She struck out at least 10 batters in seven conference games last season. She entered NCAA 2011 postseason winning her last 16 consecutive starts. She threw a career-high 17 strikeouts and notched the second most Ks in a game in Alabama history by fanning 17 in a complete game pitcher in Alabama history to start all three games at the SEC tournament and earn all three wins. For additional information, visit www. chipolaathletics.com or contact Coach Belinda Hendrix at 718-2358 or Coach Kelly Brookins at 718-2468.

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 From our home to yours.....Happy Holidays! Pictured from left: Joey Wise, Sheila Cauley, Richard Wise, Elliott Wise, Tonya Rollins and Gordon Yoder. Not pictured: Rick & JoAnn Wise, Renee Ayers and Travis Pitts.Liberty County 4-H Program Assistant Cathia Schmarje was trained in the proper positioning of helmets several years ago and has been providing helmets to the youth in Liberty County. This year Cathia Schmarje and Monica Brinkley, CED recently gave students at W.R. Tolar School and to 37 Hosford Kindergarteners. They also preon the gift list in the Toys for Tots program this Christmas. The Bicycle Helmet Program is administered through a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation. This program tribute thousands of helmets to children in low income households throughout Florida. Prior to distributing helmets, the community partners receive bicycle safety education and training on In 2009, Florida reported more pedal cyclist (including unicyclist, bicyclist, tricyclist, etc.) fatalities for all ages more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except the automobile. More than 70 percent of children, ages 5 to 14, (27.7 million) ride bicycles. (National Safe Kids Campaign Fact Sheet 2007). In 2009, 7,282 children, ages 5 to 14, were killed or injured and treated in a hospital, due to bicycle-related crashes in Florida (Department of Health, Vital Statistics and Agency for Health Care Administration, Hospital Discharge Data). Head injuries are the leading cause of death a nd hospitalization in bicycle crashes and are the most important determinant of bicycle-related death and permanent disability. From 2005-2009, traumatic brain injuries accounted for 60 percent of bicycle-related injury deaths and 27 percent of bicycle-related injury hospitalizations among children ages 5 to 14 in Florida (Department of Health, Vital Statistics and Agency for Health Care Administration, Hospital Discharge Data). The single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes is a helmet. Helmet use reduces the risk of bicycle-related death and injury, and the severity of head injury when a crash occurs. increases the risk of sustaining a head injury in the event of a crash. Non-helmeted riders are 14 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than helmeted riders. Schmarje urgers riders to wear a helmet to keep their head and brain safe from injury. Our thanks to the Florida Department of Transportation, Leilani Gruener Bicycle Helmet Promotion Program, and Department of Health for this wonderful program. Liberty 4-H hosts bicycle safety program for Hosford & Tolar schoolsPrepare now for spring classes beginning soon at Chipola CollegeMARIANNAChipola College Spring classes begin January 6, 2012. Registration for returning students is Jan. 4. New and returning student registration is Jan 5. Applications for Admission are available Student Services Building or online at www. chipola.edu Chipola offers the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelors Degrees in Education include majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered. Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelors degree. Academic advising majors are available from Student Affairs and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu. Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs. Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Computer Systems TechnolOver Corrections to Law Enforcement and Patient Care Assistant.

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 COXS CORNERJerry Cox is a retired The Seven Scrooges of the holiday season COMMENT ARYIve got to admit, Christmas is strange in Los Angeles. People in Hollywood marvel when they see the nativity scene because rarely do people in this town ever see a baby being taken care of by both parents at the same time. JAY LENOA movie called The Artist got six nominations. Its a silent movie where peoples mouths move but nothing comes out. Its like Rick Perry at a debate. CRAIG FERGUSONUSA Today reports that the number of death row executions this year has hit a 35-year low. They attribute that to DNA evidence clearing more people and the fact that Rick Perry has been on the road campaigning. JAY LENOIn ancient mythology, spiders were depicted as symbols of patience because they spend all that time weaving their web. Then they wait until unsuspecting prey stumbles into it and its all over within matter of minutes. Nowadays we call that a Kardashian marriage. CRAIG FERGUSONGary Busey has just withdrawn his endorse ment of Newt Gingrich. Thats when you know your campaigns in trouble. JAY LENOThey say the Golden Globes predict the Academy Awards. And I thought, yes, in one sense they do predict that, because its going to be long and boring. DAVID LETTERMAN Barbara Walters named her 10 most fascinating people of the year here on ABC. The list included the Kardashian family, Donald Trump, Simon Cowell and Katy Perry. Is that a list of the most fascinating people or a list of the reasons the terrorists hate us? JIMMY KIMMELPresident Obama now says he didnt know how it doesnt improve soon, thats what the next president is going to be saying. JAY LENOIn Florida, a woman got a new kidney after posting an ad on Craigslist. And the weird thing is she was only looking for a used futon. CONAN OBRIENThe National Transportation Safety Board called for an all-out ban on cell phone use while driving. Headsets, Bluetooth, everything would be banned. I read it on my iPhone as I was coming into work this morning. JAY LENOCustomers are complaining that Amazons new gers. In response, Amazon released another version called the Kindle Deep Dish. CONAN OBRIENAccording to a new CBS poll, 33 percent of Americans say they wont have enough money to cover their holiday spending. I believe these people are called Congress. JAY LENOMitt Romney has called Newt Gingrich zany. If they are taking a good look at newt, honestly, one word comes to mind and its zany? DAVID LETTERMAN voters that view President Obama unfavorably outnumber those who view him favorably. In fact, if he gets any more unpopular, legally, he might have to run as a Republican. JAY LENO Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSERVATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. One of the nice things about being a senior citizen is that we are not sur prised by too much of what life has to offer. No matter how ridiculous, silly, goofy, inane, insane events may be, most of the time, we have been there, done that. However, because they rarely happen, we are pleasantly surprised when people do smart, generous things for their fellow man or woman. The Christmas season or the Holiday season, your choice, is one of those times of the year that we open our hearts and our pocketbooks and attempt in some small way to help others who arent as fortunate as we might be. Thats a good thing, and we should collectively be more caring for others throughout the year. But, human nature being what it is, thats a bit iffy. As I watch the Republican presidential debates and being caught up in the Christmas mood a bit, Im reminded of the Ebenezer Scrooge character from the 1843 Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol. didates is twofold; destroy each other while destroying President Obama and anything Democratic, liberal or of the federal government. The only nice words out of these people are about themselves. Their political stump speeches have given new meaning to self-serving, self-centered and self-absorbed rhetoric. In fairness to this group, the debate procedures prevent cogent answers to very complicated questions. Not even Gingrich can spin an answer in thirty seconds. Debate moderators arent the smartest in the group either. They fail to ask follow-up questions when one of the debaters makes rash statements. ExampleGovernor Rick Perry said he would get rid of the Energy Department. In fairness to Perry, he only advocates disbanding three cabinet organizations while Ron Paul would close down most of the federal government. The follow-up question to Perrys shutting down the Energy Department is, What happens to all the nuclear weapons for which the Energy Department is responsible? Does Perry know that in his state of Texas, the Energy Department has a large complex that maintains, dismantles and disposes of nuclear weapons? Obviously not. When I hear people, Republicans in this case, blabber on about closing down this and that part of government, all the while the conservative crowd is cheering them on, its a classic case of arrogance meets ignorance. I dont have any problem with paring back government organizations. Many organizations have outlived their usefulness. Close them down or combine them with other similar agencies. Many people call for closing the Postal Service. Thats a dumb idea, but the Postal Service does need to be reorganized to accommodate changes in the marketplace. E-mail and online commerce and banking have taken Service workload. Common sense says revamp the Postal Service to accommodate delivery services that arent compatible with electronic communications. Closing the Postal Service would have many unintended consequences for the market. For instance, the greeting card industry would suffer. I know there are electronic greeting cards, but not everyone is a computer nerd. Many say FEDEX or UPS is the answer. But the Postal Service delivers about 25% of the end service for these two companies. Reason is that FEDEX/UPS isnt going to drive 50 miles into the outback of Iowa to deliver a package, but the Postal Service does go to the outback of America. As is the ten-year census, the U.S. Constitution directs the requirement for a Postal Service. The Postal Service isnt funded by the federal government. They the Postal Service is a result of the Congress directing that the Postal Service escrow $5.5 billion per year to fund a 75-year retirement program in ten years. Remove that requirement and the Postal Service would As I listen to Republican candidates rail about the evils of President Obama, Obamacare, immigrants, foreign policy and the federal government, I see Ebenezer Scrooge. With the exception of Ron Paul, the rest are ready to start a war with Iran. As a military tling. If any of these people but Paul were president and some international provocation occurred, what would they do? In my view, they are all unpredictable. The thoughts of any of these candidates with their thumb on the nuclear release button is scary. In October 1961, President Kennedy, through common sense and courage, resisted the suggestion to take on the Soviets in a nuclear exchange over Soviet missiles in Cuba. Kennedy correctly dismissed the advice of his generals who wanted to invade Cuba and sent his brother Bobby Kennedy to talk with the Soviet ambassador to the US who also recognized the gravity of the situation. Bobby Kennedy and the Soviet ambassador worked out a plan to defuse the situation. If one of these Republican candidates for president were faced with a situation like that, what would they do? I dont even want to think about it. Too scary.

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARY North Korea: The Kim is Dead, Long Live the Kim by Austin Bay, columnist for Creators SyndicateFor the second time in two decades, North Korea's heredi tary communist state confronts dynastic change and the civilized world, wary of the chronically belligerent realm's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, draws a guarded breath. Kim Jong Il, the squirrelly tinpot with a yen for kidnapping movie starlets, died last week. North Korea's propagandists tell us the deceased thug passed on the family tyranny (complete with various extortion and smuggling rackets) to his third son and designated heir, Kim Jong Un. (May we call him KJUN for short?) The propagandists have dubbed the 27-year old KJUN, who was educated in an elite Swiss school and purportedly loves basketball, "The Great Successor." KJUN's preceding Kim Il Sung (KIS), the Josef Stalin comrade who started the Korean War, favored Great Leader. The belated Kim Jong Il (OK, KJI) usually went by Beloved Leader, but bore other assorted titles, including "Highest Incarnation of the Revolutionary Comradely Love," "The Sun of Socialism" and, my favorite, "Great Sun of the 21st Century." Great Sunset or imminent black hole is more like it. As the 21st century has progressed, prospects for tyrants like the Kims have dimmed. KIS and KJI both vowed to crush South Korea. They failed. In fact, their own Marxist utopia is a dystopia, where 2 million to 3 million people face starvation and Five years ago, China reinforced its troop contingents in its North Korean border region, not to fend off a U.S. or JapaKims' Stalinist hellhole. The military, however, eats decently (often stealing aid donor food), the dynasts enjoy caviar, and their scientists conspire with Iran to produce nuclear war heads. Now, KJUN assumes power. Or so the propagandists assure us. KJI's sons one and two respectively, Kim Jong Nam and Kim Jong Chul have what sex therapists call "numer However, both are older than KJUN. Nam (a half-brother) was once deemed heir apparent, though after his father settled on KJUN, Nam disavowed any interest beyond his playboy lifestyle and mistresses. Yet multiple heirs to the throne is an old-time prescription for gruesome family murder. Ottoman sultans, to secure their thrones, had loyal soldiers strangle their brothers, sometimes in the seraglio with the concubines. In those days, sibling rivalry was a recipe for civil war. This scenario, however, seems unlikely. Why, if his crown rests uneasy, KJUN has his father's generals, secret police and commandos. "His father's generals" is the important phrase in the previous sentence. No one really knows if his father's generals are baby-faced KJUN's generals. What these armed, slate-faced and secretive men think of The Great Successor, much less how they perceive the world, is a 4to 5-trillion-dollar mysthe cost of a reignited Korean War that puts the global power house economies of South Korea, Japan and China at risk. The senior generals in the army high command are Kim Jong Il's real heirs. We can speculate that they value their lives and privileges, which so far have depended on the Kims' criminal empire. But the generals know China has changed, drastically, and prospered. After suffering several vicious attacks during the last two years, South Korea no longer sends stringless cash north. In late 2010, the South Korean government outlined a South's immense strength and the North's evident weakness, portraying South Korea as the future, the Kims' regime as a dead-end past. It was the kind of political program that might give forward-thinking North Korean generals the bold idea to unseat Un and dim the Kims for good. COPYRIGHT 2011 CREATORS SYNDICATE

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 From the Staff at theCalhoun Liberty JOURNAL & CLJNews .com Monday Jan. 2 Monday Dec. 26 CLOSED *There is still time for a Christmas Loan *Come see us for great Car Loan ratesCalhoun-Liberty Employees Credit Union from the staff at the Merry Christmas & Happy New Year RIVERTOWN Auto Sales, INCFROM JR, SHERRY, HEATHER AND HANK AT(850) 237-2424 Cell (850) 899-0979 Fax (850) 237-2433What do you want for Christmas? BRENI -LUCA BARBER I --COLTON H olidaySee HOLIDAY LETTERS continued on page 9 Happy HolidaysMay you be safe and receive many blessings during these holidays and throughout the year. My family and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! Would you like a new adventure? Call Beth Eubanks, your full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or email at bethseubanks41@aol.com. Overstocked inventory reduction Sale beginning TODAY at NOON

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 from the Bristol & Blountstown branch employees ofBRISTOL BRANCH 10911 NW SR 20 (850) 643-2500BLOUNTSTOWN BRANCH 20734 Central Ave. East (850) 237-2800Centennial Bank extends their warmest wishes during this holiday season. Merry Christmas Stop by either location Dec. 23 for our open house for coffee & cookiesWhy do you deserve the gifts you asked for?The good things Ive done is help out my grandpaw and grandmaw, helped my best friend up and took her in the house when she fell of the trampoline and when my cousin was shooting basketball she missed 10 shots and I kept supporting her. -MCKENZIE Ive helped my Granny Mildred on Thanksgiving and I do my cores (chores) and I dive in Santa Claus and his elves and I listen to my mom and dad. -KENNDRICK I have helped my mom and sisters and my dad to his shed. -BRENI I deserve these gifts because I helped my granny to her car. I let people use my eraser at school. I mowed my dads lon (lawn) for free. I washed my sink and thats why I deserve them Santa. -LUCA BARBER I deserve presents because I played with my little sister when she was lonely, I made friends with a new stuobey my parents and love my family. -JUSTIN DAY I have help people with their stuff like this morning I helped my dad pull the truck out of the yard and on the driveway. So thats why I deserve a Christmas gift. -NICHOLAS FINUFF I have made good grades and I help other people out like, hold the door, watch little kids after school. -MADISON BOUTWELL Ive been nice to my brother and sister (which has been way to hard). Ive been helping all my classmates. Ive been a golden child. I helped my mother put up Christmas decoragood grades in school. -HELAMAN SHULER I make good grades and help others. I am always nice and even help people locate directions to places. -HUNTER Why I should deserve these presents is that I gave my toys to pore people in need and Ive been trying to be nice and I gave my favorite tea set to a special person in need. Thats why I deserve these gifts. -ALLIE I have done a buttload of super sized mega hard things for teachers. I helped take care of my old nanny. -CASON T OWLES Why do I deserve these gifts? Ive been nice to my sister really Ive been nice to her, Im not lying, I have. Ive cleaned my room and Ive feed Mazie, my dog. I took out the trash. So I deserve all those Christmas gifts. -SAVANNAH MYERS I have cleaned the house without a fuss lots of times. I let my brother use my cruches before. I keep my friends secrets. -HALEY PAGE DUGGAR I think I deserve these gifts because of my good grades nice and good spirite for friends and family. -BROCK SYKES I deserve these gifts because I am a hero. -KORTNEY I have bean good all year. Like I washed the dishes once, no one asked me to. Ive cleaned up the living room too. -SUMMER I have helped kids when they were in trouble and I have stood up to bullies and I have went to church. -TUCKER I swept my nanas porch and cleaned my papas shop and much much more. -COLTON I have worked and I have helped people. -NATHAN I have helped people out. -ALEX S. I helped little kids I ran a lot of arens (errands). -LANDON I help my mom I help my dad and my brother and my neighbors with stuff. I help my aunt and uncle Bog and Rhonda clean up and help my cousins with there rooms. -LEWIS Over summer I helped my dad with the truck and helped my brother with his games. -ADAM your house?I will tell him by the note Im sending him December 21st. -MCKENZIE Because he is magic and his reindeer -KENNDRICK I live in Hosford. Its going to be a big double trailer. -BRENI I think Santa has like some kind of magical GPS that shows every house and the kids that live there because theres no way that Santa can remember where every little boy and girl lives in the hole world. -LUCA BARBER Everyone knows Santa is magical stantly. -JUSTIN DAY I will draw Santa a map and I will turn on the lights where he can see my house. -NICHOLAS FINUFF They raindeers remember the house that they go to every year and they guide Santa to everybodys house. --MADISON BOUTWELL When hes watching us he will locate our house and the reindeer will take him there to deliver the presents. -HUNTER house Ill just put my address on the card I am going to give him for Christmas so its so easy to tell him were my house is. -ALLIE by a earth friendly, trash -CASON T OWLES because we always put Santas coming to town! Hell see it and come to our house. -SAVANNAH MYERS He will use his GPS. -HALEY PAGE DUGGAR I will give him a map to my house. -KORTNEY By my address, 21149. -TUCKER He knows because Im a special child. -COLTON He will look at his locator. -ALEX S. You will wite you address and mail it to him. -LANDON He will look for it in the small town that I live in Chaatchee and the alphabitacl order for me and the boys and girls. -LEWIS He has a navagation system and locates every house in the world. -ADAMHow do you think Santa keeps track of all the little boys and girls?How he keeps track of the little boys and girls is he kidnaps our parents and sends fake ones out to spy on us then when Christmas comes he quickly switches the parents out and we have a happily merry Christmas and a happy New Year. -MCKENZIE With his naughty or nice telescope. -KENNDRICK Santa you have a big book of list of n ames. -BRENI Like I said his GPS tells him were every little boy and girl lives in the hole world. -LUCA BARBER He makes a list and watches us VERY closely. -JUSTIN DAY By looking at his machine to tell if the boys and girls are nice and notey. -NICHOLAS FINUFF He has a book and has all our names in it and every time another kid comes he writes it down. -MADISON BOUTWELL He probably writes them down on a big, big, big piece of paper. -HELAMAN SHULER Santa Clause always sees you and know who you are no matter what happens. Plus his elves always keep track. -HUNTER His elfs can get in the Christmas slay and tell him were to go. And that how he can keep up with boys and girls. -ALLIE He has a bunch of ninja elves who sneak in without a peep of sound and secretly scan their hand with a high tech naughty or nice scanner. -CASON T OWLES Santa can keep track of all of us with a long, long list. -SAVANNAH MYERS He has the dumb elves do nothing and the smart girls keep track of the human girls. The smart boys keep track of the little boys and Santa keeps track of the adults and big boys. -HALEY PAGE DUGGAR Well on his sleed he has a child tracker. When he gives a child a presint the nuber increses by one. -BROCK SYKES a list of all the boys and girls, so he can give all of them presents. -TUCKERHe knows because he keeps a list. -COLTON With a magic note book. -NATHAN He looks at a crystal ball. -ALEX S. He haves a little machine that tells him where the little kid lives. -LANDON Puts the little girls toy and little boys toy and put the names in alphbetical order and the elf help Santa tell were the nice and bad girls and boys. -LEWIS He uses a telescope that his elves built and has video cameras in every house and school. -ADAM from Miranda Ellis and Zann Geigers fourth grade classes at Hosford School Holidaycontinued from page 8

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Blountstown Health and Rehab16690 SW Chipola Road, Blountstown Telephone (850) 674-4311 Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center provides short-term and long-term care in a warm, personal manhealthcare, centered on caregiver compassion, offered in a comfortable home-like setting. Come Home to Rehab HARDWAREBest Wishes All Around No matter what the occasion, good friends always come in handy. At this very special time of year, we thank you all for being ours. Gifts for the and woman! portable grills for the camp. and patrons Id like to Debbies Beauty ShopOWNED AND OPERATED BY DEBBIE POTTERCMay Your Dreams be Merry & Bright Cataracts? Smart Lenses SM procedure can Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation (850)763-6666 for New Years. from Florida State UniversityTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Medical errors during hospital stays make headlines, but far more common are problems that occur after patients especially older ones go home. Little research has focused on the critical weeks after discharge, and none has focused on rural patients until now. Dennis Tsilimingras, assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $908,000 grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. With the participation of the Tallahassee Memorial Hospitalist Group, this study will monitor approximately 600 patients half of them rural for three weeks right after theyre discharged. Ultimately the goal is to recommend ways to reduce post-discharge problems, which often involvemedications, said Tsilimingras, director of the medical schools Center on Patient Safety. Dr. Tsilimingras grant is designed to evaluate how safe our health care system is when patients transition their care from hospital to home, said Les Beitsch, associate dean for health affairs. He may play an instrumental role in making patient care safer and better. Tsilimingras (pronounced chili-MINGgras) and his fellow researchers will be looking for medical errors that injure patients or, in the language of patient safety, post-discharge adverse events. He said the only previous U.S. study done, in Boston, found that 19 percent of discharged patients experienced an adverse event. When that study was replicated in Ottawa, the rate was 23 percent. Tsilimingras in-hospital rates. Neither study looked at rural patients. Identify adverse events and determine which ones could be prevented or at least be less severe. Researchers hypothesis is that the rate among the rural population will be higher than among the non-rural because of less access to follow-up health care. Their hypothesis is that most adverse events will be related insome way to medications, sometimes resulting from a miscommunication between the patients regular physician and the hospital physician. In the Boston study, medication problems were a factor in twothirds of all adverse events after discharge. And because older patients typically have more medications, they more often have adverse events. that could play a role, such as whether the patient didnt have a primary care physician, or whether the patient had a chronic disease beforeentering the hospital and, if so, the severity of that disease. Tsilimingras hopes this study can lay the foundation for a screeningtool that would risk. Equipped with that information, hospital physicians would not discharge those patients until the risk factors had been addressed. In the meantime, Tsilimingras has this physician. Always ask as many questions as possible. Always have a list of your medications with you. Before youre discharged, make sure you know what youre supposed to do next. Make sure you know what to tell your own physician, because you cant assume he or she has spoken with the hospital physician. And if you cant take these steps, bring along a family member who can.

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 ASK THEO L D F A R M E R SA L M A N A C DEC. 21, WEDNESDAY St. Thomas. First day of Chanukah. Moon at perigee. First crossword puzzle printed in newspaper, New York, 1913. DEC. 22, THURSDAY Winter Solstice. Conjunction of Mercury and the Moon. Continental Fleet organized by rebellious American colonies under command of Esek Hopkins, 1775. DEC. 23, FRIDAY Moon runs low. Moon at ascending node. A Visit From St. Nicholas, attributed DEC. 24, SATURDAY New Moon. Conjunction of Pluto and the Moon. Two-thirds of Library of Congress collection and a portion of the Capitol destroyed by DEC. 25, SUNDAY Christmas. Singer Annie Lennox born, 1954. Temperatures throughout northern New a good recipe for pecan pralines? P. F., Denison, IowaHere is a simple recipe. You will need 1/2 pound of freshly shelled pecans (1 pound unshelled), 1 pound of brown sugar, 4 tablespoons of water (approximately), and 1 tablespoon of butter. Chop the pecans, making sure to leave some pieces larger and chopthe brown sugar and just enough water to melt it in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the pecans and butter as the mixture begins to boil. Stir constantly until it thickens and turns to sugar. Pour out onto a marble slab to dry, then chop or break up as desired. Enjoy! Were considering a small wedding in Dea Christmas wedding be considered unlucky? How about New Years Eve? G. B., Tyngsboro, Mass. There is so much folklore about weddings that its hard to know where to begin. In colonial New England, weddings were traditionally scheduled before planting (say, March), or after harvest (November and Decem ber). In many cultures, December is considered propitious for weddings. One wedding rhyme suggests, Married in days of December cheer, Loves star shines brighter from year to year. Less fortuitous months for weddings include January, April, July, and October. The day of the week is also important. Monday for wealth, and Tuesday for health, says the wedding lore, so either could work. Keep in mind, though, that the rhyme continues with, Wednesday the best day of all. Lucky wedding days in December are listed as 1, 8, 10, 19, 23, and 29. If Christmas or New Years Eve is your birthday, that would bring it bad luck as a wedding day. Similarly, if your sister was mar ried on either of those days in a previous year, then it shouldnt be your wedding day. Daylight hours are better luck for weddings, rather than after sunset. Finally, snow falling on the wedding day is thought to bring not only good luck, but also money and happiness. So, we wish you a wedding snowstorm! What is the point of covering potpourri containers? M. H., Appleton, Wis. For the best longevity of fresh potpourri mixes, leave the contain ers closed for at least as many hours a day as they are opened. This allows the potpourri to recoup its scent, somewhat, and then release a greater fragrance into the room when the jar is opened. Youve probably noticed special china potpourri jars that have a bowl or vase-shape vessel, topped by a perforated lid, and then a closed, outer lid to seal in freshness. If you dont have this sort of container, an open bowl can work just as well, as long as you cover it occasionally with a saucer or plastic wrap. Potpourri is sometimes stored in covered glass jars, on windowsills, but these are visual displays only, meant to show off in the mix. Some can be opened for a quick whiff, but their chief use is not aromatic. Baskets are generally a poor choice for potpourri, because they allow too much airflow and the finer, ground spices can sift out, leaving a mess. The same is true of wire mesh baskets, which not only allow the scent to dimin ish quickly, but also may react badly with the oils in the potpourri and give off an unpleasant odor. (For the same reason, avoid metal containers such as tin canisters.) Glass, pottery, china, and wood are all good choices, as long as they can be covered. Give the mix a shake now and again, and replenish the blends with new ingredients or a few drops of essential oils or fragrant essences that match the original ingredients. Rose oil, mixed with a little chipped orrisroot is usually a safe bet for renewing potpourri. Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. #CMC1249570(850) 674-4777 Whaley FROM Calhoun-Liberty Primary Care Clinic Calhoun-Liberty HospitalPrimary Care Clinic We will be taking CHP effective January 1, 2012. Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. 643-1090. SUCCESS HEALTH PEACE HOPE LOVE JOYChristmas gift suggestions:

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Harveys issues ground beef recall NASHVILLE, Ga. Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. has notified Harveys Supermarket that the company received one case of fresh ground beef product that is part of Tyson Fresh Meats national product recall. In an abundance of caution, Harveys is recalling all fresh, in-store ground beef with sell-by dates of Nov. 1 through Nov. 15. Customers should check their freezers for any ground beef with these dates and return the product to Harveys stores for a full refund. The recall affects the following fresh, in-store ground beef products sold at Harveys: Style Style According to the Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. recall, the ground beef products are being recalled because of a positive result for E. coli O157:H7 and Tyson has indicated it has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Customers who have questions are encouraged to visit their local Harveys store or call the Harveys Customer Information Center at Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., or Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. To prevent foodborne illnesses, wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat, and cook the ground beef to a safe internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. NAP coverage closing date scheduled Feb. 28The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is currently acers affected by natural disasters. Eligible disasters are any of the following: damaging weather such as drought, related to damaging weather or adverse natural occur The natural disaster must occur before or during harvest and must directly affect the eligible crop. Applicants must pay a nonrefundable administrative fee of $250 per crop, per county. Fees are capped at interest in multiple counties. production and coverage must have been purchased 30 days prior to the coverage period. The application closing date is February 28, 2012, Squash, Vetch and Watermelons. Failed crops must be reported within 15 days after the disaster. contact the Calhoun-Liberty-Franklin-Gulf County Calhoun-Liberty JournalChristmas Ornaments31 DIFFERENT DESIGNS! Go to www.cljnews.com to download yours today! 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLJ News.comSanta confused over time zone change at riverDoes extra hour mean Calhoun County residents get more presents?

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the employees atBUY RITE DRUGSWe thank our customers for their patronage in 2011! If you would like to like to See Joes work at Josephkyles.com or like/follow him on facebook/twitter@josephkyle. FROM3-5 p.m. $ 25 Thursday, Dec. 22 Photos will include an 8x10, 5x7, and a 4x6. Additional prints can be ordered separately. Cash, Check, Credit Cards or Paypal accepted. Holiday Photos GRACE ELIZABETH MILLS ANSLEY SUMMERS CARMEN MARTIN TALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has issued a warning to its customers about decep tive websites that lure people into paying a fee to access DHSMVs customers to pay a surcharge for their assistance. DHSMV does ators of the misleading websites have paid a fee to search engine Internet users search for DHSMVs online services website, www. for a name, contact information and credit card information, and then are charged just to get to DHSMVs websites. To say the websites are misleading is an understatement, said DHSMV Executive Director Julie Jones. They provide small disclaimers that state they are not and then proceed to charge customers anywhere from $25 to $50. disappointed and disgusted that any entity would attempt such a scheme. However, the websites add The Department wants to arm our customers with information about these illusive websites so they are not duped into paying unbut unethical. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more at @FDHSMV. When customers go to the websites, they are asked for a name, contact information and credit card information, and then are charged just to get to DHSMVs websites. birthdays

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011Keeping your families safe a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Sheriff Donnie ConyersLIBERTY COUNTY SHERIFF The Deputies, Correction wishing you Liberty County School Board is proposing changes to the following policies:8.21 Energy Conservation A public hearing on these policies will be held on January 10, 2012 at the Hwy 12 South, Bristol, FL 32321 at 6 p.m. Copies of all policies are available To Our Liberty County Waste Pro CustomersThere will be NO Changes to your solid waste collection during weeks of Christmas and New Years. All services will be completed on your normal scheduled day.Waste Pro would like to thank you and wish you a Happy and Safe Holiday HOURS Monday Saturday 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 2816 Hwy. 98 West AUTO FINANCINGDAYLIGHTTo the editor, I am writing this letter to ask one question: Where is Jesus in this community? I dont know about anybody else but hes pretty hard to spot in the mix of the numerous meth labs that have continuously filled the Calhoun-Liberty Journal for the last few months. Let alone the violence that I read about every week about such-and-such beating up on their wife again, oh, and we cant leave out those 1 or 2 reports of DUIs and drunk driving. It just saddens me down to my soul to see this. What is happening to this community? Just recently I got to see how Hollywood, Hugh Hefner, and his playboy bunnies tied in with the Blountstown CHRISTmas parade. I dont want to downgrade anybody by no means, I just want people to consider just for a moment the actual meaning of Christmas. Christmas to me means a lot; it is a day of celebra tion of the birth of my Savior. That may not mean anything to some people, but to me it means the world. If you cant respect Christmas and the true meaning then I say just dont celebrate it. I want desperately to see this community turned back to God. I cant wait until the day when testimonies of changed lives start taking the place of the reports of meth labs in the Journal. I cant wait until the day when drug addicts tell the world how the presence of Jesus feels better than any drug ever had. All Im asking is that we as Christians and church bodies step up and start doing more to spread the gospel. If that means we have to pray harder and actually read our Bibles for ourselves rather than allowing the preacher to bottle feed us, then I say lets do it! I just want to see positive things fill the Journal! I want Bristol, Blountstown, and surrounding areas to actually be Gods Country. I want they cant contain it. I challenge you to read Revelation 3:14-21, it is a letter John was told to write by Jesus himself to the Church of Laodicea and I think it relates so much to the church of today. Whitney Anders Liberty County SPEAK UP!WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 Where is Jesus in our community? ADOPT A PET...from the JournalCLASSFIEDS!duPont donates $75,000 for Chipola scholarshipsRobert E. Nedley, president of the Alfred I. duPont Director Julie Fuqua. The donation will be used to fund scholarships and other special projects at the college. The Alfred I. duPont Foundation supports numerous educational institutions and charitable causes throughout the southeast.

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 THIS ONES FO R YO U!Merry Christmas & Happy New YearTo all our neighbors, customers and associates, our very best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. Were proud to serve people like you and thank you for your continued support.We will be closed for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26 & Monday, Jan. 2.The Calhoun County Tax Collectors OfficeBecky Smith, Tax Collector & Staff CHRISTMASIs In The Air!Its just days before Christmas and all through the town, we see happy people; not even one frown. Its great to see folks who show so much care for their friends and their neighbors today its so rare. So wed like to thank you this time of the year for all of the memories we hold so dear. As customers, as neighbors, you all mean so much to us, your community and all whom you touch. HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY!Liberty County CourthouseRobert Hill, Clerk and staffW e will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 & Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday 50% O F FAll Christmas merchandise Erma Jeans Antiques & Gifts Carters LawEnforcement Supply Call (850) 526-4205 2868 Hwy. 71 N MariannaSelection of KNIVES Boot Sale Thorogood Ridge BDU Uniform P ANTSBuy where the Professionals buy. Its got to be the best when their lives depend on it. DC Windbreakers, Jackets and belts GLOVES Cold W eather Kevlar Lined Shooting & many more styles Covenant Hospice offers training for new volunteersMARIANNA Covenant Hospice is seeking individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and families facing end-of-life issues and in supporting the organization. A volunteer workshop will be held from l p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27 at the Covenant located at 4215 Kelson A ve. Suite E in Marinna. The workshop is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be provided. Patient and Family Support Volunteer Training will provide an over view of hospice care, including Covenant's programs and services and the special roles that ing prepares individuals to volunteer in a vari ety of ways. Volunteer choices include visiting and companionship for patients, supporting fam ily members by offering emotional support and practical help, assisting with fundraising events, providing administrative support in a Covenant reach A mbassador and much more. N o special background or experience is required to volunteer for Covenant, just a desire to make a difference. Time and based on volunteer availability. Retired and working professionals are also needed to share their expertise and experience with patients and families. To register or to learn more, call Donna Meldon at (850) 482-8520.Covenant Hospice is a comprehensive, compassionate services to patients T ALLAHASSEE Each person honored on the Tree of Remembrance in any of the 26 locations throughout eight counties, will be honored at a special We Remember tribute on Sunday, January 8, 2011 at Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. in Tallahassee starting at 2 p.m. One by one, each name will be read aloud and a bell, from the USS Constant (a Navy minesweeper from the 1950s to early 1990s) will be tolled in honor of each life. The impact one life has had on another is immeasurable, said Pam Wilson, Big Bend Hospice Foundation Executive Director. This tribute honors those connections. There is such power and presence in a name. To hear a beloved name spoken and this historic bell toll in a loved ones honor is an amazing experience. There will be musical performances from the Big Bend Hospice choir and the haunting sound of bagpipes provided by Joe Ashcraft of the Tallahassee Pipe Band, as well as words of hope and comfort. A reception will be held immediately following the Tribute. For those who cannot attend, you can watch the event on the Big Bend Hospice website www.bigbendhospice.org where it will be streamed live. It will also be posted later as a video on the website for family and friends to view. We realize how important it is to continue to cherish those who are no longer here. By calling their name and honoring their memory it makes our loved ones a part of the present, continued Wilson. There is no greater tribute than to remember the joy and blessings a loved one has been to us in life and continues to bring us in memory even after to conclude the Tree of Remembrance season and begin a new year. For more information on the tribute service please call Connie Palmer at 878-5310. Big Bend Hospice hosts We Remember tributeEffective Dec. 30, 2011 at 12 p.m. 1320 on the north end of Musgrove Road from Buddy Johnson Road to Bodiford Road will be permanently closed. The alternate route will be Bodiford Road to Buddy Johnson Road to Musgrove Road. If you have any questions, please call Don A. Sonny OBryan at (850) NOTICE

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Blountstown Drugs 20370 Central Ave W Blountstown (850) 674-2222 Thank you for your business! from the Plummer Family and all the staff at Blountstown DrugsChristmas items THROUGH JAN. 1ST 40% OFF ALLby Esther Stoltzfus,CALHOUN COUNTYChristmas has always been my very favorite holiday. After all, being born on Christmas morning, and having a middle name like Noella kind of gives you no choice. When we were growing up, my Mama and Papa did not have a Christmas tree. We celebrated Christmas with a nativity scene, gifts, wonderful food and lots of pretty decorations; I joked that we had everything but the tree trunk and twinkling lights. We brought cedar branches in and decorated everywhere, but my parents believed a decorated tree detracted from the real meaning of Christmas. When our family bought our son Nic offered to pick it out. I said Just get a pretty tree with lots of lights I dreamed of a tree that would match our new house and imagined hundreds of twinkling white lights. You know a classic and elegant tree. My dream was about to become a different reality. Several hours later they come home, Nic smiling happily and pronouncing, Mom, we got a great fiberoptic tree. Gulp! My mouth fell open and my heart dropped to my toenails. In the grand scheme of things, what does it matter, right??? white lights. Fiberoptic trees belong to the age of laptops and internet cafes, while a tree with lots of little white lights would looking Southern house with the tin roof and the wide porches. I was a little grouchy and snappy alpha male that he is said, I want to know what is wrong. And I said Lets walk for a while and Ill tell you. So I did. We had this discussion about men being from Mars, etc. He said You TOLD me to choose. And I did, but I told him I never dreamed his choice would include a tree that would be right at home in a space ship. He said, Ill pack that sucker up and take it right back to Lowes. Well, I was getting more and more embarrassed. Here I was, a big deal over some lights, wire, and fake greenery. And I said, Oh, no, you wont. I will not let my children remember for the rest of their lives that their mama is such a control freak that she couldnt enjoy the tree that everyone else loved. And so, even now after ten years, sits in all its high tech glory in our living room. And I am humbled by how much I still need to learn about life.My Christmas TreeHow a high-tech tree became part of the Stoltzfus familys annual holiday celebration Bill and Pam Anderson of Rock Bluff moved to Liberty County 21 years ago from Central Florida to enjoy the outdoors, both the diversity of plant life and the many animals that reside in the National Forest and Torreya State Park area. Their love for nature unique Christmas tree, which is topped by an owl and decorated with a variety of woodland creatures all native to this area, including birds, bears, deer, skunks, rabbits and a fox or two along Rock Bluff tree lled with native animals and birds

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 TREASURED ORNAMENTS by Richard Williams, BristolWeve kept several ornaments that our kids made while in elementary school. Weve got reindeers made from popsicle sticks, hand prints turned into ornaments as well as others that weve kept and continue to put on the tree from year to year. marriage, cute ones that light up and move, one from Texas A&M since both my wife and I are Aggies, as well as some from the Czech Republic I bought due to my wifes heritage. However, one ornament that always gets a great place on the tree is simple, some reason draws our attention every year. It is a soda can angel made by our youngest son while he was at Tolar Elementary School. The can is painted white and bent in the middle. The golden pipe cleaner halo serves as the hook to hang from the tree, and a few black dots placed for eyes. The open lid makes it look as if the angel is singing. It is special because it was made by a child, and it is special because in some ways it represents the Christmas time we all wish we had each year. A Christmas of simple plea sures, a Christmas where we celebrate the birth of a special child and in so many ways remember how special each child around us is in our lives. A Christmas where children can turn soda cans into angels, and when with wonder and with a renewed sense of joy, peace and love towards those around us. See more HOLIDAY STORIES continued on page 24 A Childs HandiworkHandmade ornament is a mainstay on familys treefrom Karen and Donald Moran with Pat Burnside of BristolOur Christmas trees change themes from year to year. Last year, the tree was covered with multi-colored lights and toys. This year, we have But there are two ornaments that go on our tree no matter what the theme. Our ornaments honBurnside and Fletcher Quinn. Both are United for six years, is currently serving in Afghanistan and Fletcher, who has been in service the past three years, is currently stationed in North Carolina. Whether they are here celebrating the holidays with us or not, we display these ornaments with pride and in recognition of their service and sacfamilies during the holiday season. Loved ones in service showcased on treeby Donna Legare, TallahasseeEvery year when I get out the Christmas tree ornaments, I discover this rustic looking snowman made of styrofoam and pipe cleaners. It was made many years ago by my mother, when she was a young girl probably in the early 1930s. I would smile as I placed it on the tree, menthis years ago and then we would all make a big fuss over her about her talents. Mom died in May this year; we hung this trea sured snowman once again this time remember ing all the Christmases that we had spent with her over a lifetime. This ragged snowman will always have a place on our family's Christmas tree, stir ring up memories and feelings of love.Grammy Jeans snowman Bells, birds and angels may make a pretty display but Do menick Esgro of Blountstown likes to have a few more mascu line decorations on his holiday tree. A longtime fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Domen ick puts up several team ornaments each year. His seen a Christmas without the football decorations. He says his wife, Daina, is tolerant of his football obsession.Steelers FanDecorations that hold a special place in the hearts of our readersby Eleanor Dietrich, TallahasseeSince my daughter grew up, I go to spend Christmas with her family, which includes my two granddaughters, in Atlanta. So I no longer have my own "regular" Christmas tree. But for years I collected bird ornaments as the theme for my tree decorations. I sorted through this collection and picked some of my favorites to keep, and now I have two smaller gold ornament trees that I can put on my table. My favorite ornament of these is the "stained glass" bird my daughter and I painted together when she was four, featured here. Downsizing with holiday memories HuntingTreeAvid hunters Bille Rae Lar kins and her husband, Rob, of Bristol, have a special hunting theme tree which features a Santa with a shotgun, a bear and several other animals along with this ornament of deer antlers. The tree is topped with a turkey.

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 W.R. Tolar School would like to recognize its Good Citizens for the month of November. Each of the pictured students were chosen by their teacher as the student in their class that most exuded outstanding citizenship, and has been exemplary with regards to behavior and academics during the month of November. On the front row, from left: Sonali Simmons, Lizzie Kern, Ashton Mosley, Alex Edwards, Emily Barber, Ricky Ammons, Trenton Hill, Jamie Chavez, Jarian Mosley, Alize Nord, Tori Peterson, and Jazmin Brinson. Second row: Taylyn Ezagui, Kelsey Hall, Montana Harris, Ryan Goff, Abygail Hernandez, Bela Valdez, Autumn McLemore, Makayla Geiger, Anthony Fleishman, Sydni Smith, Mary Beth Brown. Back row: Tristan Sadberry, Amber Revell, Cephus Green, Nicholas Wright, Shon Askiew, Nathan Hayes, Blake Clark, and Branden Garner.Hosford Schools First Graders celebrated the season with the spirit of giving! This year both classes are learning to give instead of receive. In the place of students bringing gifts to exchange they brought in can food items that they joyfully delivered to the Ministry Center in Blountstown. After distributing the can items they went to Blountstown Rehab and sang Christmas songs and shared Christmas cards. Christmas is not only about receiving gifts but giving as well. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Hosford Elementary School! Students in Hosford School's 21st CCLC love the new 100's chart located in the pavilion on the playground! Teachers in the program are able to work with the kids on number sense, math facts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and other math skills. The students are having fun, staying active, and learning math with one great activity! A huge thank you to 4th grade teacher Miranda Ellis for the donation of her time and artistic abilities. Pictured are the 1st graders working on basic math skills. Thursday, Dec 15, B.E.S. held its annual Make-A-Mess Day. This is a day when all students participate in making a mess with art activities. nates the art activities and each child gets to rotate to each station and create that particular art project. This year the projects consisted of Christmas bookmarks, cupcakes, ornaments, face painting, painting ornaments, popsicle stick covered with birdseed ornaments, teacups for someone special, coupon books, and others. What a Fun day for our students! Thank you to the volunteers that helped with the activities. Blountstown Elementary students were busy, busy, busy, rolling and counting money for Rescue Santa. All of the different grade levels decided to help out Rescue Santa and his elves this year by doing fundraisers for bikes. Each grade had a "theme" for their fundraiser. PreK did "Pennies for Pedals" where their students brought in was "Change for Chains" and kindergarten students brought in change. "Working for Wheels" was the theme for 1st grade. Parents received a note to encourage their children to have them "work" for their money by doing extra jobs or chores around the house. Second graders brought in dimes for "Dimes to Donate." Third graders brought in change for "Coins for Christmas." The fourth grade students held candy sales to raise money with "Candy for Christmas" as their theme. Fifth graders had "Hats for Christmas" and could wear a hat to school if they brought in 50 cents. Mrs. Turner's class did their own separate fundraiser by recycling cans, "Recycle for Bicycles." Everyone together raised over $400. Great job students! A special thank you to Rescue Santa and his elves for all of their hard work. This is what makes Christmas such a special time of the year! W.R. Tolar School Good Citizens for November Panther PulseHosford 1st graders donate can goods to Ministry Center Hosford gets new math chart in the pavilion on the playground WR TolarThe Fifth Grade Chorus sang at the Civic Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14, for the annual Sheriffs Department KISS Luncheon. The students were served a delicious lunch by the Sheriffs Department and then they sang Christmas songs to the audience. Santa Claus even made an appearance! Wednesday, Dec 14, B.E.S. held the schoolwide Tropigrade winners competed in the cafeteria in front of all of the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. There were nine contestants who had prepared their own speeches and won their grade level competitions. Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Tropicana Speech Contest. The contestants were: Sailor Blair, Shawn Dees, Gregory Fields, Carson Hatchett, Heaven Porter, Emma Richards, Beyonce Garrett, Aliyah Everett, and Savanna Castaneda. The school winners are shown right: 1st place: Car son Hatchet, 2nd place: Shawn Dees and 3rd place: Heaven Porter. BES selects winners in Tropicana Speech contest Dec. 14 BES raises $400 with many different fundraisers for Rescue Santa & his elvesMake-a-mess day held Dec. 15 blountstown elementary school

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 10%The Diamond Corner December 22, 23 & 24 Thursday thru Saturday Only 25%OFF 10%OFF OFF ALLin store merchandise All Christmas Decorations 50 % OFF BOXES Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jeans Skinny OFF OFF altha wildcatsThe Altha FCCLA and Cats Cuisine made a total of 50 dozen sugar and chocolate chip cookies this year to donate to the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. The students also made very festive postcards to send along as well. The cookies were placed in boxes of food that were given out to people for Christmas.Principal Ladona Kelley proudly announces Altha Schools Kids of Character for the month of November demonstrating the character trait of Gratefulness. Front row, from left: Kristina Harris, Vanyel Schuler, Madison Bland, Ripley Ham, and Preston Brooks. Second row: Althas November Kids of CharacterAlthas Cats Cuisine bakes 50 dozen cookies and makes festive postcards for Ministry Center NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC Why shop with us, we beat major city prices! Carrabelle, Florida (850) 697-4383 Buy, sell and trade in the JOURNAL Note of ThanksTo Marlon Peavy, owner and operator of Peavy Funeral Home, from the community of Kinard: Thank you for your unsolicited gener osity this Thanksgiving holiday. Your donation of turkeys to this community has made a real meaningful impact on many families. May God bless and keep you and your family for this positive Christian difference that you are making by blessing others less fortunate, as you have been blessed by God Almighty. We are truly thankful to you, John Crocker, Kinard BECOME A VOLUNTEERBECOME A VITAL P ART OF THE ADVOCACY TEAM. HELP AN ABUSED, NEGLECTED 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

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A holiday gift for our readers:Calhoun-Liberty JournalChristmas Ornaments31 DIFFERENT DESIGNS! Go to www.cljnews.com to download yours today!PRINT OUT, TRIM, PUNCH A HOLE AND ATTACH A HANGER TO PLACE ON YOUR TREE. Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 We will be closed Dec. 23 and 26 for Christmas and Jan. 2 for New Years12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver St. in Bristol T elephone 643-2261 The City of Bristolwishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on R epairs & R elines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD SEASONS GREETINGS!THE LIBERTY COUNTY LANDFILL will be closed Saturday Dec. 24 in observance of the Christmas holiday. If you have any questions, call the Solid Waste Department at 643-3777. Ruth Neal of T elogia is shown above with two of the treasures she got in her familys annual ornament exchange held recently at the home of Roxie Kaen, below left, of Bristol. Four generations of Neals family gathered for the event. Each person draws a number from a hat and takes turns selecting an unwrapped ornament from under the tree or, if they see something they like that someone else already got, they can steal it from them. Several family members are shown below at right. PHOTOS COURTESY TONIA COBB 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNALCLJ News.com Wishing you and yours the best of the season! And I want a new food dish, a toy mouse, ball of string and lots of catnip! 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLJ News.comLocal girl catches Santa delivering gifts to her home! 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLJ News.comSantas sleigh breaks down near Telogia Bow season extended; worried elves on the lookout for hunters Ornament exchange A FAMILYTRADITION

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 Make A MessDear Santa, I want some games, a dirtbike and a four-wheeler. --KEEGAN BAGGETT Dear Santa, I know this is a lot to ask, but the only thing I want for Christmas is peace and joy to spread around the world and for all of my family to be together. --BRADLEY WILLIAMS Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a Nintendo DS. I would like a Nintendo DS because my friend has one and it looks cool and I would like to have house on his sleigh with a map of the world. -ANGEL MARTINEZ Dear Santa, so I can ride it around the house and go in the woods to hunt. Why do I deserve gifts? Because I have been good all year and I have been nice to people everywhere. -ALENA BAILES Dear Santa, I want a Kindle Fire for Christmas. I also want a four-wheel the way. -CHASE FIELDER Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is to be able to see you coming down the chimney and putting our presents under the tree (sleigh). And thats it. Santa my house, dont you remember my papa is always trying to shoot you with a shotgun and stuff. And there will be no more Santa. -SAMUEL A. HAYSLIP Dear Santa, I want all the books of Diary phone on Christmas. I deserve these gifts because Ive been my house by making the reinchimney. -NIKKI RICHARDS Dear Santa, For Christmas I want an iPod and a game for the DS and a by a GPS on his slay and his reindeer. -BROOKS ANN MEARS Dear Santa, I want a Nintendo DSi XL for Christmas and two games, Infamous 2 and Mario Kart 7 because Ive been a good boy. -TYLER W ALKER Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is house. It is a house in Blountstown with trees all around it. -KARISSA Dear Santa, I know what I want for Christmas. A DX and Xia Xia crabs in my stocking. And I want a purple curlers and I want some Monster High dolls. I know cause he has this big red sleigh and reindeer that pull him all around the world. Thats how -CHLOE CHAPMAN Dear Santa, I want a computer for Christbecause he has a map that will show all the houses in the world. I think that he knows my house by heart. -MICHAELA MARKWALTER Dear Santa, I want an iPod Touch and a few other things for my horse. Like a new pair of jeans and a new pair of socks. If I get those things Ill leave you some milk and cookies. If I dont get that Ill still give you milk and cookbecause I will send my address to the North Pole and one of his helpers will give it to him and he will know my address. -CASSY HUDSON Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is games, fun games. I need lots house by reindeers. -JOSEPH V ARNUM Dear Santa, I have been very good this year. What I want for Christmas is some movies and DS house because he remembers every address by heart. -ALLYSON MEARS Dear Santa, I want an IPhone 4S, Ninentdo DSi, bungie jump. I think that I deserve these because they are stuff that I can play with and that I may need some house because I will have a lot of lights. -KELSIE EDENFIELD Dear Santa, I want a bow and arrow for Christmas. Santa will have a map. He will come on his sled. -ZEB KELLEY Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is an iPhone, DQ Blizzard maker, Littlest Pet Shop Walkables, Operation, and a Bop It and house because of his reinbecause he goes to every kids house. -HADLEY BARFIELD Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is most of the boy toys in the world. Santa will use his magic -JOSEPH MOORE Dear Santa, What do I want from Santa? First, I want a play house for my sister. Then I want my dad to have some love from me and my brother and sister. After that I want Santa to bring my mom a necklace. That is what I would want from Santa for my family. Why do I deserve these gifts from Santa? First is because all I want is for my parents and sister and brother to tell them how much I love them. -BAILEIGH ONEAL Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a lot of Seminole stuff. I think I should get it all because I love the house by a GPS on his sleigh. -BOBBI FINUFF Dear Santa, 360, a base gutiar, monoply, electric baker, and Happy Feet two. I think I deserve these because i have been realy super good this year. I belive that GPS on his sleigh, or the raindeer will sniff the air. -TRACEY KING Dear Santa, I want a lot of things for Christmas but I can only tell a few things. I want a Wii and my family to at least be together. Santa knows where every house is. -MALLORY DALTON Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a stuffed animal wolf the size of berry candy canes. I think that I deserve these gifts because I think that I have been very, very, very good this year!!! house because the reindeer are good trackers and you are magical!! -CARLY YOUNG Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a PS3. The way Santa gets to my house is he has a GPS on his slay and it tells him were to go to your house and he nows the presents are his. -RHETT BODIFORD Dear Santa, I want Saints Row the Third because I have been good almost every day. -BLAKE CAIN Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a dog. Im pretty sure I disurve it. Ive had a dog before but mom made us give him to my half blind uncle when his wife died. Plus I know I have to feed it and give it water. And Ive been very good. Ive gave Ripley a DS game. Oh, and I live on Bowden Road. I have bright lights outside. -ABBYDear Santa, For Christmas all I want is to be surrounded by people that love and care about me. I diserve to be around them because I found a stray dog on 12-1-11 I and help my sister with her home work if it it to hard for her. -DAKOTA RECKER Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a sword, 22 Ruger, new bunk bed, Modern Warfare 3 Kinect, new Kinect, Roll Tide to win the champhouse with his GPS. -CLARK KELLEY Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Kindle Fire. I think I deserve a Kindle Fire because I have been good this year. I help my mom, dad, brother, grandma, grandpa, and my Aunt Linda. They always say I do a good job. I even do house because the reindeer will smell the food. -MORGAN RAPER Dear Santa, For Christmas I want an iPad 2, books and a canopy for my bed. I have been good all year long, well most of the year. To get to me you turn.. oh wait just let nie. -WINNIE MAYFIELD Dear Santa, What I want Christmas is a Apple iPad 2 and many more so what I want is for you to surprise me with gifts! Santa has a talking GPS, and it will tell him about and where people live. Love Cheyenne. -CHEYENNE NICHOLS Dear Santa, 360 and a slide up phone. With Duty MW3, UFC and the rest is up to you! I deserve these things because am a good girl. I think Santa will let the raindeer sniff me out. Merry Chrismas with a Ho Ho Ho! -MADDYSON GRANGER Dear SantaHoliday wish lists from the fourth grade class of Ms. Davis and Mrs. Rehberg at Altha SchoolKids gathered Friday morning, Dec. 2 to enjoy Make-AMess day in Altha.ing their creativity with different art projects without having to worry about the mess! Each child took part in activities by rotating to a different station for each art project. They made Christmas bookmarks, cupcakes, Christmas ornaments, teacups and coupon books. Volunteers who made the event possible included Heather Hall, Stephanie Shelton, Sarah M athes, Deanne Tonya Rowe, Beth Mazzurese, Amy Sewell, Rhonda Dueitt and Michelle Blackburn. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 GARDENING Through this door passed the worlds greatest people......our Customers!Merry Christmas from 16998 NE SR 65 in Hosford Telephone 379-8672BLACKBURNSGROCERY 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: CITY TIRE CO. Another Christmas is rolling in and wed like to say thanks for helping to keep us on a roll! Best wishes for a Merry Season!Mistletoe, the kiss of ChristmasA sprig of mistletoe with its green leaves and white berries at Christmastime bestows the right to kiss the person under it. Although mistletoe is generally associated with winter holidays, this parasitic plant grows year-round. Mistletoe is not like typical plants which obtain support, water and nutrients from the soil in which they grow. Mistletoe is a parasite on other plants. It prefers to infest certain species of trees. Along the Gulf Coast, it is found mostly on laurel oak and water oak, but can be found on other trees. Mistletoe is spread mainly by birds. Its white berry is part of many birds diet. The seeds are covered with a sticky substance and as birds visit other trees the berries are deposited on limbs in their droppings. The gelatinous coating acts like a glue to bind the seed to the limb until it germinates. Once the seed is stuck or ledged on a tree branch, growth of a new plant can begin. In most cases, the heaviest infestation occurs on larger or older trees because birds prefer to perch in the tops of taller trees. The seed germinates in much the same way that typical plants do, but the similarity ends there. Mistletoe has a root-like structure (haustoria) that penetrates through young, thin bark into the water and nutrient carrying tissue of its host. Mistletoe removes water, minerals and nutrients from the host tree and so starves and sometimes kills the portion of the branch lying beyond the point of infection. Healthy trees can tolerate a few mistletoe branch infections, but individual branches may be weakened or sometimes killed. Heavily infested trees may be reduced in vigor, stunted, or even killed, especially if they are stressed by other problems such as drought or disease. Mistletoe can be very a portion of it grows into its host trees tissue. Simply cutting the mistletoe out of a heavy infested tree each winter is not ideal but is better than doing nothing at all. Even though the parasite will grow back, spread is reduced because most mistletoe must be several years old before it can bloom and produce seed. Infected branches need to be cut at least six inches below the point of mistletoe attachment in order to completely remove embedded haustoria. Done properly, limb removal for mistletoe control can main tain or even improve tree structure. Locally, mistletoe infestations are found to be most severe on stressed trees and in areas where one tree species seems to dominate. Therefore, avoid planting too many of the same tree species in the same general area to reduce the prevalence of mistletoe. Protect established trees by limiting activities within the root zone. Filling, grading, ditching and compaction can severely stress trees and make them susceptible to parasites. And lastly, take care of the problem early. Remove the might break the cycle in your area and prevent problems later. Mistletoe does, however, have a positive attribute. only on plants of the parasitic mistletoe genus Phoradendron. When full-grown, larvae migrate from the mistletoe and pupate in crevices at the base of the tree, under bark, or may wander onto adjacent buildings for pupation. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!Liberty Post & Barn Pole, Inc. NO INTEREST PLANS TRI-LAND INC. Paved Highway Frontage With Planted Pine Trees From $4,995 per acre With $600 Contract With $2,500 Interest First Year With $5,000 Down No Interest First 2 Years Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies.WPHK Radio WYBT Radio K102.7 is the Buy, sell and trade with an ad in The Journal and on CLJNews.com

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 Calhoun-Liberty HOSPITAL and Primary Care Clinic20370 NE Burns Ave., Blountstown Seasons Greetings! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!And Many T hanks!With best wishes for a joyous holiday and a happy New Year. We appreciate your visits and look forward to seeing you again, soon. 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& Crematory Charles McClellan Funeral HomeButler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277Charles K. McClellanLicensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. OBITUARIESROCKY E. VICKER YBLOUNTSTOWN Rocky E. Vickery, 76, of Calhoun County passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at his home after an extended illness. He was born July 31, 1935, the son of the late Pansy Vickery McCormick. He worked construction and then was self-employed in a pulp wood business. He retired as a farmer in 1998. He was a member of the Macedonia First Baptist Church of Blountstown and a member of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau, where he served on the Board of Directors for 36 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed Martin bird-watching, huntSurvivors include his devoted wife of 53 years, Glenda (Branton) Vickery; two daughters, Becky Vickery and Dr. Glenda Sue Vickery, all of Blountstown; two brothers, Donald McCormick and his late wife, Carissa of Arcadia and Freddy McCormick of Calhoun County; six sisters, Geraldine Kelley and her husband, Clyde, Jean Murphy and her late husband, Buddy, Shirley Young, Jennifer Mears and her husband, Robert, Pam Kahle husband, Jack, all of Calhoun County; his much loved grandson, Branton Rocky Vickery of Blountstown; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Macedonia First Baptist Church with the Reverend David Wood and donia First Baptist Church Cemetery in Blountstown. Memorial contributions in Rocky Vickerys memory can be made to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave., Marianna, FL 32446. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.ALBERT SEWELLHOSFORD Albert Sewell, 83, of Hosford, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 in Blountstown. He was born on May 14, 1928 in Lake Wales and had lived in Liberty County for most of his life. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Quincy. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Faye Sewell of Hosford; three sons, Glenn Sewell and his wife Kathy and Clifford Jerome Sewell, all of Telogia and Adam Sewell of Bristol; three daughters, Tammy Edwards and her husband, Butch of Sneads, Lisa Shuler and her husband, Milton of Bristol and Margie Soleimanibabadi of Tallahassee; one brother, R.D. Sewell and his wife, Mary; two sisters, Mable Burke and Myrtle Pitts, all of Hosford; along with 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. (ET) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel in Blountstown follow in the Hosford Cemetery in Hosford. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.BETTY J. DEESEALTHA Betty J. Deese, 76, of Altha passed away Monday, December 19, 2011 in Marianna. She was born on December 14, 1935 in Houston County, AL and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She was a retired hairdresser and was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her husband, Louie Deese of Altha; one son, Reverend Henry Timothy Gay and his wife, Linda of Franklinton, LA; three daughters, Gail Deese of Altha, Charlene Wright of Sneads and Tammy Keller of Grand Ridge; one brother, Dewitt Clark and his wife, Myrtice of Houston, TX; one sister, Nobie Rabon of Altha; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Jack Hill Cemetery in Altha. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 2 p.m. until service time at Peavy Funeral Home. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.KELL Y W CLARK father, grandfather, and brother passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. He was born in Greensboro on February 10, 1937 to the late Hoke and Leola Morgan Clark. He married the love of his life in 1959 and was a true and faithful husband for 52 wonderful years. He retired in 1991 as Director of the Gadsden County Road and Bridge Department after 33 years of loyal and dedicated service. After retirement, he spent much of his time stringed instrument buddies. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arthur, Tommy, Ed and Carter Clark; and a sister, Vir ginia Ann Clark.Survivors include his wife, Sara Joyner Clark; a daugh ter, Lisa Shierling and her husband, Mike of Bristol; two sisters, Lavonia Lemieux and her husband Ronnie and Ella Mae Howell, all of Greensboro; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Sarah Jean Shierling of Bristol.Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m.at First Presbyterian Church in Quincy, with a private inter ment at Old Philadelphia Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. in the church parlor until the service. of the arrangements.KATHY LYTLEBLOUNTSTOWN Kathy Lytle, 59, of Blountstown passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at her home. She was born on December 18, 1952 in Marianna and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She was a retired registered nurse with 30 years of service including working at Calhoun Liberty Hospital, Florida NHC Home Health Care. She was a member of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by a son, Joel Lytle. Survivors include her husband, John Lytle; two sons, J.J. Lytle and Michael Lytle and his wife, Emily; one daughter, Carolyn Fowler and her husband, Kevin, all of Blountstown; two brothers, Roland Preston and his wife, Ruth of Panama City and Donald Preston and his wife, Sandy of Thomasville, GA; two sisters, Carlene Warren of Panama City and Jeannie Goodson of White City and Services will be held Friday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. (CT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend the Shiloh Cemetery near Scotts Ferry. The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peavy Funeral Home. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society.WHAT BETTER THERE BE?EAST GADSDEN UNIT P.O. Box 563, Quincy 32353

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Cash Corner 2007 Chevy Silverado LTlocal trade, leather, 28K miles, Z71 pkg, pwr pkg, chrome step bars, tow pkg, super clean. 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5S34K miles, Automatic, 4-cyl, pwr pkg, CD, keyless, great car. 2003 GMC SierraCD, SLE pkg, 1 owner, tow pkg, bought here new, 49K miles, pwr pkg, new tires. 2008 Chevy HHR LT4 cyl, gas saver, automatic, CD, pwr pkg, super low payments, pwr seats. 2010 Ford Fusion SEpwr pkg, keyless entry, CD, pwr seat, gas saver, 4 cyl, sweet ride. 2006 KIA Sportage LX43K miles, automatic, V6, pwr pkg, CD, step bars, super clean. Treasured Holiday Decorations CONTINUED FROM P AGE 17 by Rita Russell LewisThis angel tree topper is very special to me because it has been in my family from the beginning. This angel was on my Mama and Daddy, Charley and mas tree. It has traveled many places over the years that Daddy was in the Air Force. They gave it to me in 1980 and I have cherished it ever since. It was on trees in Florida, Mississippi, Michigan, Oklahoma, Califor nia and Germany over the years that Daddy was in the Air Force. Once I received it, I had it on trees in Maine and Belgium and that Christopher will continue to cherish this as we have over TRAVELING ANGEL by Johanna V. PlummerMy grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson) Christmas tree was cut off of our family farm and decorated with ornaments collected over a the ornaments were gathered during the 50s and 60s and include many beautiful traditional glass ornaments as well as family Trimmed with tinsel, this tree transports me to past holidays and cherished A LIFE TIME OF MEMORIES....are gathered on grandparents tree ND of Family Coastal Seafood RestaurantA little out of the way, a lot less to pay! Merry Christmas & Thanks for a great yearBring the whole family for a holiday treat thats well worth the trip.OPEN Christmas Eve Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menuPhone (850) 670-8441 What changes do you plan to make in the coming year?SHARE YOUR New Y ears Resolutions WITH US! Email us at thejournal@fairpoint.net and include your name and town of residence. Include a phone number (not for publication) in case we have a question or need to verify something. Please submit your resolutions by noon Sunday. Thank you!

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25 Open Arms Assembly of God of Kinard held their Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 18. The children, youth and adults all presented songs and dramas telling the story of Jesus birth. ABOVE: The children perform a Christmas song. On the front row from left: Katelyn Miles and Gracie Barbee. Middle row: Carley Mayo, Mitchel Mayo, Cody Pass and Lexi Sims. Back row: Sydnee Pass, Dixie Sims, Marcus Barbee, Katrina Miles and Kaylee Rich. RIGHT: Lexi Sims shows off all her colorful candy canes. LEFT: Sydnee Pass and Dixie Sims share a holiday hug. BELOW LEFT: The Youth perform their drama. BELOW: Pastor Bill Mayo with the children of the church. ANGIE DAVIS PHOTOS Christmas celebrated at Open Arms Assembly of God SundayArt meets science: new facility a mecca for collaborative researchTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Imagine a place where studio painters, sculptors, ceramicists, graphic artists, scientists and engineers gather to collaborate on projects that might someday change the way everyday objects are created. The Facility for Arts Research (FAR) a 22,500-square-foot former cancer-research facility nestled on 5 acres in northwest Tallahassee is the result of a new initiative from the Florida State Universitys College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance. in the country, FAR will provide a unique, interdisciplinary research and the sciences. Once again, we are being very existing building and re-imagining it into a cutting-edge artists mecca that will provide our students with an even richer academic experience, said Florida State University President Eric J. Barron at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held today. FAR will allow students, faculty and re searchers in the arts, engineering, sciences, medicine, information, together on innovative research projects that truly cross disciplinary boundaries. For example, students will be able to design objects and then produce them by using the facilitys 3D Z Printer 450, a state-of-the-art, three-dimensional printer that can print whole objects in their entirety, including tools. In addition to the 3D printer, the FAR building will provide the special equipment students and research ers will need to experiment with fabrication, allowing the college to expand what Barron believes is a rigorous, ininitiatives related to design. Its very 21st century, and its all those things we are emphasizing campus-wide to move the university forward: collaborative, cross-disciplinary, entrepreneurial, Barron said. Its also another signal that our outstanding arts programs are truly elite. The call will go out. If you want to do exciting art and design research, Florida State University is the place to be. Chad Eby, an assistant professor in Florida State Universitys College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance, who this place will someday inspire some really amazing art and research. At 45, Eby, who hold two degrees in communications as well as a masnew and old himself. Hes old-school might not see the possibilities in the digital world, but hip enough to understand that learning new technology help ensure that students are well prepared to enter a competitive job The building is spacious enough to accommodate both classrooms and laboratories. It also houses a seminar room named for Vice President for Research and Robert O. Lawton Professor of Physics Kirby W. Kemper. Kemper, who recently announced his retirement and who is widely renowned for his passionate support of the arts, said recently that the realization of the FAR building was among the proudest moments of my career.

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Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011Estate washer, heavy duty, super en months old, $150; Small Haire freezer chest, $40, seven months old. Call 643-4939. 12-14, 12-21 FURNITURECherry queen bedroom set, includes bed frame, dresser and mirror, chest of drawers, like new condition, paid over $1,500, asking $800. Will include like-new mattress and box springs for an extra $200 if you purchase bedroom set; Counter dinette set, excellent condition, $200. Call 643-6009. 12-21, 12-28China cabinet, good condition, $30. Call 447-5384. 12-21, 12-28Two black aluminum bar stools, $20; two antique chairs with blue covering, make offer; childs club chair, like new, $10. Call 6746022. 12-21, 12-28La-z-Boy lift chair, very good condition, $500. Call 762-2223. 12-21, 12-28 TRUCKS2001 Ford F150 extended cab, 2WD, $2,700 OBO. Call or text 447-1604. 12-21, 12-28 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, 12-21couch 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 ELECTRONICSVTech learning system with games, $65; Disney Princess Leapster, with games and case, $30. Call 674-6022. 12-21, 12-28Nook, brand new, still in case, 1 year warranty, $100. Call 6434559. 12-21, 12-28XBoxlers and other accessories, $70 OBO. Call 447-1604. 12-21, 12-28 APPLIANCESGE dryer, works good, needs cord, $30. Call 447-5384. 12-21, 12-28Whirlpool dishwasher, good condition, $35. Call 674-6022. 12-21, 12-28GE dryer and Roper washing machine, $75 each or $125 for both. Call 674-1381. 12-21, 12-28Maytag washing machine, runs good, $50. Call 674-8570. 12-21, 12-2836 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. UFN 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 SALELittle Tykes Endless Adventure swing castle, great condition, $25; Internal frame back pack, good condition, $25. Call 447-5384. 12-21, 12-28Water dispenser with 3-tier rack. Has electronic temperature indicator and water temp is adjustable. Dispenses room temperature, cold and hot water (with child safety feature). Unit has a night light and storage compartment. Have owners manual. $70. Call 643-2206. 12-21, 12-28Hello Kitty electric scooter, never used, with one year warranty, $175. Call 674-6022. 12-21, 12-28Sink with four sections, best offer; commercial size coffee maker, best offer; warmer for table, best offer; Boys shirts, real nice, size 8 and up, $1.50 each. Call 6743264. 12-21, 12-28Jr. girls jeans, size 4; used Browning boots, size 2; camoushoes for boys, size 1 1/2-2. Call 643-1591. 12-21, 12-28Total gym with leg pulley accessory kit, multi function attachment, owners manual and exercise booklet. Brand new, never used. Call 643-2206. 12-21, 12-28Ecowater water softener, model ERR-3000 digital demand, cost $2,600-$2,800 in 2005, asking $450 OBO, instructions included; Stamina Ultra Glide inclined exerciser, $65; old two burner kerosene heater with removable external fuel tank, good condition, $35; Antique GE portable record player, four speeds, removable speakers, still works, $45. Call 674-8385 or 294-4389. 12-21, 12-28Pictures in frame, farm house scenes, four 3x2, $35. Call 6743264. 12-21, 12-28 $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, 12-21Lots of Christmas decorations, BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL FOR RENTBLOUNTSTOWN Phone 643-7740 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RENTAL SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN Mobile Home for Rent in CalhounCall 674-88882 BD, 2 BA, located six miles north on Hwy. 69 N. NO PETS. Damage & Cleaning deposit, Water, sewer and grass cutting provided.UFNFind a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! For Junk Vehicles CALL ANDY(850) 491-8360BRISTOL, FL FOR RENT2 BD, 1 BA very clean $450 month Call (954) 650-8322 for more information.12-14 T 12-28 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 ESTATE Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing.Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 WANTED: Hi Im Gus and I am about 12 weeks old. I have had my kitten check up, my vaccinations, Im negative for feline leukemia (Felv) and for parasites. I get along with people, other cats and with dogs. I also love being where you are and of course, playing and purring is my favorite thing. I have a great personality. To meet me and see how lovable I am, please call my Foster Mom at (850) 2372740. I will be a good champion. Catch up online at CLJNews.com.Miss a recent Pets & Their People column? FOR RENTin BlountstownCall 674-3264 4 BD House & a 3 BD trailerBuy, sell and trade with an ad in TheCalhoun Liberty Journal

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DECEMBER 21, 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. CAMPERS2005 Fleetwood camper pull behind, slide out, full size refrigerator-toilet and shower, Blue Book value $9,000, asking $5,000. Call 237-1447. 12-21, 12-28 TOOLS & EQUIPMENTUtility trailer, 5x12, $425 OBO. Call 643-5355. 12-21, 12-28, spread axle, 48x102, good for hauling, military, $8,500. Call 674-8992. 12-14, 12-21 PETS/SUPPLIESHelp us please: We are adult cats at a kill shelter and we need a home ASAP. We have been spayed or neutered and are FREE. We will make good outdoor cats or barn cats. If you can help us, please call Ruth at (850) 237-2740. 12-21, 12-28, female, spayed, loves children but not cats. Free to a good home. Call 762-4926 or 762-8234. 12-21, 12-28, extremely adorable, incredibly furry, four beautiful colors, $10 each. Call 209-0910. 12-21, 12-28Indoor cat tabby/calico housecat named Trixie, has been spayed and is litter box trained. Must be kept indoors and is free to a good home. Call 643-4294. 12-21, 12-28, $6-$10; two roosters, $10; Large potbelly pig, $50. Call 643-8492. 12-21, 12-28Free puppies, father is Great Pyreness mix, mom is very gentle bulldog. Two females and two males. Call 762-3966. 12-21, 12-28, 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, 12-21Pit puppies chocolate, buckskin and black, parents on premises. Call 209-0506 and 209-0528. 12-14, 12-21, 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 LOST & FOUNDLOST: Kodak camera with case lost around T&P Grocery or on Talquin Circle in Hosford. Call 379-8973. 12-21, 12-28LOST: Dog near Tolar School, 12-year-old small white and cream-colored female mix, answers to Little Bit or Bitters. Has one ear that is withered. InSTARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, sometimes you just have to let a person go. If theres no getting this person to come around to your way of thinking, its best to devote your energy elsewhere. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you have nothing to hide, so speak your mind when a family member asks for your two cents this week. Just keep in mind he or she may not be ready for what you have to say. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you dont have to be asked twice to lend a hand when someone needs help. Thats what so many of your friends admire CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, trust your instincts because they often do not let you down. You have a feeling about someone close to you and what you will discover is how on target your gut can be. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, instead of making things simply put out the word that youre looking for some help and youll VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may have to cut a trip short because something that is high priority comes up unexpect edly. You may want to reschedule your plans for next week. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 yourself as the center of attention, and frankly, you will probably love every moment of it. Just dont let all the attention go to your head. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, sometimes it can be dif that are in your heart, but this week you further your relationship with some much-needed conver sation. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, take a chance on something you thought you couldnt master. You just may be surprised at what you can accom plish when you put your mind to it. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, think about how you want the week to go and then focus your energy in that direction. Its amazing what a little mental energy and some help from the stars can do. Lately it seems like youre work ing very hard at not being happy, Aquarius. All it takes is a little change in perspective to turn it all around. Capricorn plays a key role. Pisces, go on an old-fashioned date if youve been in a relation ship for some time. It could add a spark that you need.Week of Dec. 25 ~ Dec. 31DECEMBER 25 Dido, Singer (40) DECEMBER 26 Jared Leto, Actor/Musician (40) DECEMBER 27 Gerard Depardieu, Actor (63) DECEMBER 28 John Legend, Singer (33) DECEMBER 29 Jon Voight, Actor (73) DECEMBER 30 Eliza Dushku, Actress (31) DECEMBER 31 Joe McIntyre, Singer (38)side dog, not use to the cold. Collar is missing. Call 447-1840 with any information. 12-14, 12-21 WANTED, reasonably priced. Call 674-3033 or 2728677. 12-21, 12-28, four inch solid blocks. Call 237-1447. 12-21, 12-28TC 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, 12-21Good used furniture 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 & LAND2000 Fleetwood singlewide, 14x54, one bedroom, one bath, large living room, central heat and air, all electric, with front porch, must be moved, $8,000. Call 6741844 after 5 p.m. or leave message. 12-21, 12-28 on Hwy. 12 N. Bundys Circle. Call 625-0404. 12-14, 12-21 SUBSCRIPTION FORMThe Calhoun-Liberty Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321Name_____________________________________________ Address__________________________________________ City______________________State______Zip___________ GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CALHOUN-LIBERTYJOURNAL

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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NUMBER 11-21 Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida, held a public hearing on December 8, 2011, and adopted Resolution 11-21 as follows: A RESOLUTION OF THE LIBERTY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ABANDONING AND CLOSING CERTAIN ALLEY WAYS AND ROADS IN THE TOWN OF WEST HOSFORD, FLORIDA, AS IDENTIFIE D IN THE TOWN OF WEST HOSFORD PLAT BOOK A, PAGE 19, LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA WHEREAS, a citizen requested that the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners close and abandon certain alleyways and roads in the Town of West Hosford, Florida, and WHEREAS, the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners conducted a public hearing regarding such request. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LIBERTY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF FLORIDA THAT: 1. The following alleyways and roads, as described below, are hereby aban doned and closed from henceforth. The alleyways and right of ways that are located in the middle of Block 15, the Town of West Hosford Plat Book A, Page 19, Liberty County, Florida. That certain unopened section of alleyway and right of way referred to as Graves Street, which is located between Block 17 and Block 18 that intersects West Hosford Plat Book A, Page 19, Liberty County, Florida, That portion of Moore Street where Moore Street and Graves Street intersects Hosford Plat Book A, Page 19, Liberty County, Florida. 2. This Resolution shall be advertised within 30 days following its adoption. PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 8th day of December, 2011 by the Liberty County Board of County Commissioners. Liberty County, Florida Robert Hill, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners A holiday gift for our readers:Calhoun-Liberty JournalChristmas Ornaments31 DIFFERENT DESIGNS!Go to www.cljnews.com, click on FEATURES and select Christmas Ornaments to download yours.PRINT OUT TRIM, PUNCH A HOLE AND ATTACH A HANGER TO PLACE ON YOUR TREE.Merry Christmas 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLJ News.comCouple tired of cold weather at their North Pole compound; want comfy retirement camp Santa & Mrs. buy Apalachicola River property 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLJ News.comThere has been only one Christmas the rest are anniversaries. ~W.J. CAMERON 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLJ News.com Elves demand overtime pay; Santa considers outsourcing to India or Sumatra 50includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL Wishing you and yours the best of the season! CLJ News.com St. Nick drives Christmas Bus in Lights of Liberty Parade in Bristol ALTHA FARMERS COOPERATIVE, INC. Complete Care Car ALTHA FARMERS COOPERATIVE, INC. Complete Care Car ALTHA FARMERS COOPERATIVE, INC. Complete Care Car PEACE ON EARTHWith our gratitude for your goodwill towards us this year. Have a happy holiday!

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DECEMBER 21, 2011 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29 your house? -SAMANTHA LOPEZ -T AYLYNN EZAGUI -BLAKE CLARK -COLTON R YALS -JORDAN MCCLENDON T ARYN KIRKLAND -HANNAH SAPP -BRADDOCK HOBBS -COLE F AIRCLOTH -CHACE CHASTEEN -ANDREW REVELL -ALEX VALDEZ -SELENA JIMENEZ -LACY MALOY -HUNTER PAGE --LAINE MCDANIEL -COLEBY HALL -LA WRYN DA WSON -GABRIEL WHITE -BELLE HARRIS -CHARLIE BURNS DAISY PUENTE SUMMER HOSEY -TYLER CARMAN LARSON BRYAN GARCIA -HELLENA BESS -ALEX SANCHEZ -ALLYSSA CHASTEEN -VANESSA VICKERS ANA MARIE -JA VON PRIDE -ALANA AMAYA RAINEY GAY your house? KELSEY HALL -LEVONTAE BROOKS -JESSIKA REEDER -MONTANA HARRIS -DANIELLE NELSON -CAMPBELL KRUGER letters from Monida Reeves and Heather Richters fourth grade class at W.R. Tolar SchoolHOLIDAY LETTERS continued on page 30

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Page 30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 LEGAL NOTICEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY IN RE: ESTATE OF CASE NO.: 11-28-CP BERNADINE MARIE FINUFF, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BERNADINE MARIE FINUFF, deceased, whose date of death was November 14, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Liberty County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Liberty County Clerk of Circuit Court, Probate Division, P.O. Box 399, Bristol, FL 32321. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against declaims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. this notice was December 21, 2011, in The Liberty Journal, and the second date of publication was December 28, 2011. Personal Representative BRET PHILLIPS 6840 NW Torreya Park Rd. Bristol, FL 32321 Attorney for Personal Representative: JENNIFER WINTRODE SHULER Florida Bar No. 728810 P.O. Box 37 Bristol, Florida 32321 Telephone No. (850) 866-3680 Telecopier No. (850) 643-5864 Email: jenniferwshuler@ya hoo.com 12-21, 12-28Dear Santa, You might have a hard time we have lot of trees. You need to know that. I have an 11 foot Christmas train. You can also look for a joy sign in our front yard. There will also be twinkling icicle lights on the fence in front of my my house. -GABRIEL OSWALT Dear St. Nicholes, My name is Joshua Goodman from Bristol FL. I know you visited me last year. But just in case you forgot where I live, I would be grateful to remind you. I live in the panhandle in a small town called because we only have one red light. Fly left at the red light on highway 12 south. miles. Turn right at the NW CR 379A address. And look for tiny boy or little black and white tuxedo dog. He will greet you in our house. P.S. Make sure you have a dog treat. -JOSHUA GOODMAN Guess what Santa? Your coming to two houses this year to give me gifts! He lives on Hoecake Road. His house is smokey blue. woods. Dads house also has midnight black shingles, white out colored window frames and is big as a bus or bigger. The second house is my moms. She lives in Neil subdavision in a candy apple red brick house. Moms house has black bear colored shinges, glass door, dow frames and a fenced in houses Santa. Merry Christmas! -MICHAEL KING Ho! Ho! I can already hear Santas voice in my head but Maybe Santa will already know that I live in Bristol and my house is as white as snow. Santa may also be able to see the spectacular shine of my colorful Christmas lights. The colors that Santa may see are green like grass, blue like the sky, yellow like the sun, and red as a rose. Plus he could see my address is big bolded black numbers. I cant wait to see what Santa left for me under my green colorful Christmas tree. -GLORIA MENDEZ Swish! Swoosh! That is Santas sleigh! I hope house. I live in a trailer its yellow as the sun. I have a big new porch. Its yellow too. I have some lights on my porch. It has all the colors of the rainbow. Once we turn them on they look spectaguler I have a big garden beside my house we are going to put some lights around it so Santa will know its my house. I cant wait to hear the sound of Santas sleigh on Christmas night. -LUPE MARTINEZ is by my mail box because if he know your last name like the Fallins family hell know its you. Or when your sleep hell just come to your house because he got to go to all over the world. But Santa is a fake because Santa is your prants and Mrs. Claus and Mr. Claus are going to give you gift because you been good and a nother way to and if they your friend theyll know where you live. -VERONICA F ALLIN HOLIDA Y LETTERS continued from page 29 from W.R. Tolar School 4th grade classesStudent videos teach Floridians to be bear smart The challenge to high school students was unusual: Produce a one-minute video encouraging people to conserve Florida black bears and take appropriate precautions when living around bears. The response was enthusiastic: Individuals and media classes from 10 high schools applied their creative thinking to the conservation of Florida black bears, which have made a comeback from about 300 in the 1970s to about 3,000 today. Students submitted 17 ited for the Florida Black Bear Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The FWC announced the grand prize winner of the PSA contest. It is Justin Burt, a student at Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, who was also the Northwest Region winner. His Be Bear Aware video can be viewed at www. youtube.com/MyFWCsocial. We looked to high school students as a great source of creativity to get out the message about Florida black bears, said Dave Telesco, the FWCs bear manage ment program coordinator. Students rose to the occasion and produced 17 bear smart videos for our PSA contest. The FWC is pleased that so many young people got involved and worked hard to teach Floridians how to conserve and be safe around black bears, Telesco said. The four other regional winners of the PSA contest are: in Belleview (Northeast Region); media class in Bradenton (Southwest Region); Boynton Beach (South Region); and sales class in Williston (North Central Region). Their videos will be uploaded to www.youtube.com/MyFWCsocial. Additional video entries may be released at a later date. The students and classes will receive prizes for their winning PSA entries. staff from across the state judged the videos based on their professional quality, accuracy of information and appeal to viewers. The contest began in May, and its original deadline was extended through November. For more information about Florida black bears, visit MyFWC.com/Bear. The recreational red grouper bag limit in Gulf of Mexico state waters (exclud ing Monroe County) will increase Dec. Jan. 1 season closure of shallow-water grouper in Atlantic state waters. The red grouper bag limit increase changes made at the November Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission (FWC) meeting in Key Largo. Management changes in 2012 will also affect gag grouper season, which Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) and will continue to be closed through March 31, 2012. (This includes the regularly scheduled annual closure from Feb. 1 through March 31 in Gulf state waters.) Both measures will help the state achieve consistency with federal red and gag grouper management efforts. Federal managers are working on a plan to further protect gag grouper, which is overfished and undergoing revisit state gag grouper management efforts in February 2012, once federal Season closures for red and gag grouper, as well as other shallow-water groupers, are also nearing. In Atlantic state waters, including Monroe County, the season closes Jan. 1 and reopens May 1. Shallow-water grouper season closes Feb. 1 in Gulf state waters and reopens April 1. Shallow water groupers in Gulf state waters include gag, red, black, yellowand rock and red hind. In Atlantic state waters, it also includes tiger grouper, coney and graysby. To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/ Fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Recreational Regulations and Grouper. Recreational red grouper bag limit to increase in Gulf state waters; grouper season closures near

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Page 32 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 21, 2011 Woman accuses house mate of stabbing her Thursday nightDeputies responded to a call that a woman had been stabbed after an argument Thursday night, according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriffs Diana Jo Bates, 29, and her boyfriend, Justin Wood, 36, told deputies Pamela Bowden, 43, arrived at the Clarksville residence they all share and After Bowden approached Bates from the drivers side of her car in their front yard, Bates thought she had was dispatched to the residence at 10040 NW Baggett Loop and Bates was Deputies then went to the residence of Nellie Mayo, where Bowden went Mother charged with domestic battery after teen reveals pregnancyA 30-year-old Hosford woman was charged with domestic battery Sunday after she got upset when her teenage daughter told her she was pregnant, according to a report from the Liberty Linda Everett was asked to go to a relatives home, where her daughter and the daughters boyfriend shared their The daughter told deputies that her mother got upset when she was told of the pregnancy and began crying before she grabbed the young girl by the neck and When the daughter tried to get free, she The girl then hit her mother and her boyfriend and others at the home sepaFollowing her arrest, Everette was LINDA EVERETT ARREST REPORTSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 A COLORFUL CHRISTMAS Holidays lights are brightening up the nights as Christmas draws closer. TOP: A tall tree dominates Magnolia Square in Blountstown. ABOVE: Blountstowns train is outlined in light. BELOW: The streets of Blountstown are lit up by the trails of car lights streaming down the road. JOE SUMMERS PHOTOSABOVE: The display at the Mitch Willis home in Bristol features a nativity scene. BELOW: Another look at the Lewis familys front yard.