The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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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: 01-04-2012
Frequency: weekly
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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Time to start on those January gardening jobs.....10 Obituaries.....11 Classied ads.....12 School news.....15 Sheriff's Log...2 Community Calendar & News from the Pews...4 Commentary...6, 7 Wedding...8 Birthdays...950includes tax THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL Volume 32, Number 1 Wednesday, January 4, 2012 CLJ News.comLiberty Co. inmate escapes through unlocked jail doorby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorBRISTOL A 25-year-old man arrested last month for manufacturing methamphetamine had a few hours of freedom when he escaped from the Liberty County Jail after discovering an unsecured door. Daniel M. Brown of Vermilion, LA, was downstairs with other inmates who were waiting to get their medications around 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28 when the jailer saw him go out the door of the jails booking area. Off-duty deputies joined the hunt along with a dog tracking team from Liberty Correctional Institution. Brown evaded found behind Duggars Barber Shop on SR 12 N, a quarter of a mile from the jail. We secured the area really quick and kept him pinned down, Major Steve Swier said. Brown was on foot and went to a friends home on Baker Street who didnt know he had escaped. He went to his house and asked for a sweatshirt, Swier said. Once his buddy realized he had escaped from jail, Brown took off and ran out the back door. Brown, who was barefoot, wearing a t-shirt and striped paints then went onto the porch of a nearby trailer and grabbed some more clothing, along with a pair of boots, before ditching his jail clothes. Throughout the evening, neighborhood residents kept an eye out for the escapee and The fact that Brown escaped barefooted and then put on boots slowed down tracking efforts, according to Swier. Brown was found on the back side of the fence near Duggars Trailer Park, where he was using concrete blocks for cover. Swier said a deputy spotted Brown when he poked his head out. Brown, who has previous arrests on marijuana charges and methamphetamine distribution, was arrested Nov. 29 at a rental trailer in Bristol on Hwy. 12 North along with two women, Michelle Alexander and Loretta Swearengin. All three were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Brown is now facing an escape charge as well. JAIL DOOR REPAIRED; NEW SECURITY PROCEDURES ARE PUT IN PLACE security measures have been put in place following last weeks escape, according to Swier. We had been having some issues with the door not closing, he said, explaining that a vendor had gone through the door 20 minutes earlier and when the door swung shut, It failed to latch all the way. On Dec. 3, two female inmates slipped out of the womens dorm at the jail after using a piece of cardboard to prevent the magnetic locks of another jail door from working. Violet Manning and Calesta Manasco made it from Bristol to Wewahitchka before being caught by the Gulf custody in Liberty County six hours after their escape. That was Mannings second escape. On Oct. 20, she ran out of the jail but didnt get far. She was found on the ground by a fence about 50 yards from the jail. She was returned to custody within 10 minutes.DANIEL BROWN Two Liberty Co. men charged with stealing boat, stove & copper wiringby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorBRISTOL Two 19-year-old Liberty County residents were arrested Dec. 29 for the theft of an aluminum boat, a four-burner wood stove and an estimated $3,000 worth of copper wiring. James Tipton and Jessie William Hobby were charged with grand theft, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, felony criminal mischief, burglary of an unoccupied structure and dealing in stolen property. The items were taken on Dec. 4 from two structures on NW Buck Larkins Road in Bristol owned by a South Florida man. The caretaker of missing. According to records from Kyle Recycling in Hosford, Tipton and Hobby brought in the boat and the stove sometime around Thanksgiving. The boat was identified by the hull registration number. The owner, Patrick Callaghan, 81, valued the boat at $100 and the stove at $500. Tipton later admitted that he and Hobby not only took the boat and the stove but returned within a day or two with bolt cutters and removed copper wiring from the attic. They are being held on $40,000 bond.JAMES TIPTON JESSIE HOBBY James Scrivener, CEO of National Solar Power, will be the guest speaker at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet on Monday, Jan. 16. The banquet, which will be followed by the general membership meeting, will begin at 7 p.m. and is being held at Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center in Bristol. National Solar Power recently decided to build a world-class solar facility in Gadsden County that will have a resounding impresentation not only interesting but also inspiring for the future of our local economy, Chamber of Commerce President Michael Wright told chamber members in a recent memo. The decision to locate in Gadsden County will add hundreds of jobs and is expected to bring $1.5 million in economic investment into the region, according to a September 2011 news release from the company. With Gadsden County and the surrounding region, we know that we will have access operation, Scrivener said after last years announcement. By converting the natural power of the sun into electricity, National Solar Powers planned 400-megawatt farm will be capable of providing enough renewable energy to power roughly 32,000 homes.National Solar Power CEO to speak at Liberty Chamber banquet


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 4, 2012 compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTYDec. 27 Joshua Savell, VOSP, CCSO Dec. 28 Albert James Kearce, domestic battery, BPD. Pamela McMillian, domestic battery, BPD. Willie Powell, grand theft, trespass on property other than a structure, BPD. Dec. 30 Donna Chason, FTA, BPD. Kevin Lee Phillips, FTA x12, CCSO. Dec. 31 John Whitworth, FTA, CCSO. Tommy Bailey, trespassing, CCSOLIBERTY COUNTYDec. 27 James D. Brown, VOSP, LCSO. Dec. 28 Pamela McMillan, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Tracy Todd, criminal mischief, LCSO. Dec. 29 Jessie Hobby, grand theft, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, felony criminal mischief, burglary of an unoccupied structure, dealing in stolen property, LCSO. James Tipton, grand theft, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, felony criminal mischief, burglary of an unoccupied structure, dealing in stolen property, LCSO. Daniel Brown, escape, LCSO. Douglas Burke, burglary of a dwelling with a concealed weapon, trespass armed, larceny (under $300), dealing in stolen property, grand theft of a firearm, VOSP, LCSO. Dec. 30 Donna Chason, Holding for CCSO, CCSO. Johnnie Kitchen, felony battery, LCSO. S H E R IFFS LOGBlountstown Police Dept.Dec. 26, 2011 through Jan. 1, 2012 Citations issued: Accidents...............01 .................10 Special details Business alarms.....01 Residential alarms..........00 Complaints CORRECTION Last weeks page 2 story, Two tased after resisting efforts to be taken into custody by deputies showed an incorrect mug shot. Jeremy Proctor Jr. was pictured but it was his father, Jeremy Proctor Sr. (shown here) who was ar rested. We regret the error. Jennifer Shuler, Esq.Attorney at Law Business Real Property Divorce WillsBy Appointment (850) 866-3680or contact me at jenniferwshuler@yahoo.comCALL ME FOR A FREE LIVING WILLStolen gun, game camera recovered, Burke chargedHOSFORD A man who tried to sell a stolen gun was arrested for burglary of a dwelling with a concealed weapon, armed trespass, larceny (under $300), dealing in stolen property and grand theft Douglas Earl Burke, 29, of Hosford was arrested Dec. 29. According to a report from the Liberty County girlfriend, Misty Arnold, 31, told authorities she overheard Burke talking about a shotgun on the phone. He later showed her the Mossberg 20-gauge pump shotgun and D50 game camera. When she asked how he got the items, he said he was riding her brothers fourwheeler on CR 67 when he found the gun and camera and took them. During an interview with Sgt. Jamie Shiver, Burke admitted to climbing into a shooting house and stealing the gun. He said that as he was leaving, he noticed the game camera and realized his photo would be on it, so he took it too. He admitted making arrangements with someone to buy the gun, which was registered to Joe Brown. Investigators found tire tracks matching the four-wheeler used by Burke at the scene, along with distinctive footprints from Nike Shox shoes, which Burke owns.Bond was set at $32,500 but Burke remains in custody for a probation violation on previous charges. DOUGLAS BURKETwelve dollar scrap metal sale leads to arrest, grand theft charge for man WILLIE C. POWELLBLOUNTSTOWN Grand theft and trespassing charges have been a stolen outboard motor for scrap metal, according to a report from the Blountstown Police Department. On Dec. 27, Freddie Mae Edwards reported that an outboard motor and a mini bike had been stolen from her father-in-laws residence on SE Ridge Avenue. She was unable to give details about the stolen property and Leroy Edwards, who is currently staying at Parthenon Healthcare in Blountstown. Edwards gave a detailed description of the motor, explaining it was a 35 hp Evinrude that had a 25 hp Johnson hood on it. He said he had placed a push button on the motor to start it. Willie Clyde Powell Jr., 28, of Blountstown he received $12 after he brought in a motor to Cumbaa Scrap Yard. The appeared to be in good and working condition. Powell gave a taped statement to Edwards home, dragged the motor and mini-bike to the road, loaded them in his vehicle and took them from the scene. He said he sold them for scrap because he was trying to get some Christmas money for his kids. He said a woman who accompanied him to the scrap yard did not know the items were stolen and said he was the only one involved in the theft. The mini bike was also located but had been bent and badly damaged. His bond was set at $33,000. Powell is being held on outstanding warrants. Man arrested after biting wifes face and damaging homeHOSFORD A 43-year-old Hosford man was charged with domestic battery after he allegedly bit his wife in the face and punched a hole in the wall of their home on Christmas Eve, according to a report from the Liberty County Sheriffs Deputy Jonathan Gentry was dispatched to the Merritt Trail residence of Rodney John Rudd in Hosford just before midnight in response to a report of a physical disturbance. While en route, the deputy found Rudd standing at the intersection of Merritt Trail and Burnt Bridge Road. Rudd admitted that he had been involved in an altercation with his wife, which he said started when he walked in the door and she started arguing with him. He admitted that he gave her a little shove but denied biting her. Rudd, who smelled strongly of alcohol, was placed in the back of the patrol car and rode with the deputy to his home. When Gentry met Rudds wife at their home, he noticed she had a golf ball-sized knot on her head and a bite mark under her right eye. She declined medical attention. According to her, she heard a loud noise earlier that evening and got up to see what had happened. She was met by her son, who said Rudd was trying to get in the trailer. She said she opened the door and saw Rudd standing on the porch, smoking a cigarette. She said she closed the door and explained that she is not supposed to be around cigarette smoke for medical reasons. She said her husband reacted by slinging the door open so hard that it put a hole in the wall. The two began arguing. She said he pushed her and then started overturning tables, tossing clothes around and throwing a wheelchair. She said she tried to stop him but he pushed her away. the report. Her two sons separated the When asked once again about the bite mark, Rudd replied, I did bite her but it was in self defense. He was released on a $500 bond. A RREST R EPORTS RODNEY RUDD


JANUARY 4, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 SPRING REGI S TRATIONJanuary 4-6 Classes begin Jan. 6 STOUTAMIRE INSURANCE INC.16783 SE Pear St., Blountstown Contact Bill Stoutamire LOGGERS! Dont get stopped in your tracks. Call us!Premium namebrand tires by Kristy Terry, Calhoun Chamber of Commerce DirectorWednesday afternoon hunters from across the state will begin to arrive in Calhoun County to take part in the Chamber of Commerces third Big River Valley Hunt. This event offers a rare opportunity for visitors to hunt big game on private lands guided by area the event. This total number is down a bit, however, there were several hunters that expressed an interest Locals have known for years that the Apalachicola The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce is attempting to capitalize on those resources by focusing on eco-tourism. In addition to looking at nature tourism opportunities on the rivers and trails, the areas abundance of good hunting land could not be overlooked. Several local landowners have partnered with the Chamber to offer hunting on their properties for one weekend in January. The Chamber has also partnered with several local businesses to offer services to hunters during the event. Most of the hunters are staying at the Airport Motel, which has done an exceptional job at hosting hunters over the past three years. Harry Rogers generously donates his time to coordinate hunters and guides, as well as act as a guide himself. Bill Norris of Norris processor of any game killed. Norris processes the meat so it can be stored in coolers for the trip home. Big Bend Sporting Goods acts as headquarters of the hunt, with guides meeting hunters there each morning and afternoon. Local restaurants and retailers also offer coupons to hunters to encourage them to visit their business during their time in Calhoun County. The Chamber will serve a continental breakfast each morning as hunters and guides head to the woods. A Game Hunters Lunch will be served at The Depot Museum Saturday before they go on their last hunt that afternoon.Calhoun Chamber welcomes Big River Valley Hunters this weekendWILD HOGS: nuisance or hunting opportunity?The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal pursued each winter by Floridas more than 200,000 hunters. But, theres another big-game species thats hunted quite a bit too and is especially popular with hunters in the southern and central parts of the state: the wild hog. Wild hogs, also called wild boars or feral pigs, arent native to Florida. They either were introduced by colonists or may even have been brought over by the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539. Hogs provided a major food source for the early settlers, and those pigs that escaped or were released adapted and prospered readily in Floridas mild climate and varied habitats. Though nonnative, you can hardly tell, because wild hogs are plentiful throughout Florida and can be found in all 67 counties. They live in various habitats but prefer moist forests, populations of wild hogs occur west of Lake Okeechobee, between the Kissimmee and lower St. Johns river basins, and farther north along the Gulf coastal marshes between the Aucilla and Withlacoochee rivers. Wild hogs are omnivorous and feed by rooting up the ground with their broad snouts, leaving some areas of this, they are considered by many agricultural producers to be nuisance animals. Their diet consists of grasses fruits in the summer and fall, and they eat roots, tubers and inver tebrates throughout the year. As with all animals, its against the law to release wild hogs on public lands. Its also not recommended on private lands either, unless the property is surrounded by adequate fencing. Wild hogs have an annual home range of more than 10 square miles female (sow) can breed when only 6 months old and continue to breed every six months, producing four to 14 piglets per litter. Theyre not listed as game animals by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) but are considered wildlife. And even though wild hogs can have negative impacts on native vegetation and wildlife, theyre an important food source for several native species, including the alligator, bobcat and black bear, as well as the endangered Florida panther and threatened American crocodile. Wild hogs also make for a great hunting opportunity. This especially is true in the southern portion of the state where, in some areas, wild hogs actually have replaced deer as the preferred hunting species. Because of the abundance of hogs there and the fact these regions tend to have smaller-bodied deer with lighter racks, hog hunting has gotten pretty popular in those parts. On private property with the landowners permission, you may hunt or trap wild hogs year-round. Also, there are no size or bag limits. You may harvest either sex, and you dont even need a hunting license to do so. That goes for nonresidents as well. Now I do need to make you aware that when hunting one of the states many wildlife management areas (WMAs), you will need a valid Florida hunting license and a management area permit. On most WMAs, wild hogs may be hunted during all hunting seasons except spring turkey. But if its during archery season, you must use a bow; during muzzleloading gun season, youll have to use a muzzleloader. Also, on some WMAs, daily bag limits do apply, and in some cases, theres a minimum size limit on what you can shoot. During this time of year, many of the WMAs small-game seasons are going on. The great thing about that is you never need a quota permit to hunt during a WMAs small-game season, and on most of them, hogs are legal game. The only thing is, you season, but you can use a shotgun with like a .22 magnum, or even a pistol if you want. In addition to still hunting for hogs from a stand or blind, there are those hunters who prefer to catch them with traps or by the use of dogs. Special pens with trap doors work well when baited with acorns or slightly fermented corn. Dogs, such as black-mouth curs and pit bulls, make good catch dogs because they can be trained to capture hogs, which they do by biting down on their ears and pinning them to the ground. So whether you think wild hogs are a nuisance or a hunting opportunity, theyre a critter some of us are dealing with one way or another. Outta the Woods by Tony Young HUNTING


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 4, 2012Thats 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! 5,382 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 and CLJNews.com ST AFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F, Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Wednesday, January 4 Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, January 9 Tuesday, January 10 Sunday, January 8 Saturday, January 7 Thursday January 5 Friday, January 6TODAYS MEETINGS AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department 6 p.m., City Hall 6 p.m., City Council Room on Angle St. 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 7 p.m., LC School Board Meeting Room 7 p.m., Bristol City HallTODAYS MEETINGS5 p.m., 6 p.m., Vicki Davis to speak on Environment Education.TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol 10 a.m., Liberty 10 a.m., New EMS Building in Bristol 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall AA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 7 p.m., Fire House 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown 6 p.m. in Court room 7 p.m. at Fire HouseThe Chipola Healthy Start Coalition Board of Directors will meet at Veter ans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. (ET). The public is welcome to attend. Breakfast planned Saturday morning For more information, contact the Settlement at (850) 674-2777 or visit www. ppmuseum.org.Three LCHS players will play in Border Wars All-Star game Leonard Maio, Altha SPEAK UP!WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 NEWS FROM THE PEWS com God can do anything and wants to do it for you. The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob Healthy Start meeting January 2-6BIRTHDAYSRobbie Barber & Pete Blackburn Attend the Church of your choice this SundayParthenon Health Care, Blountstown, 1-4 p.m. (CT) Blood MobileAutism Support 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center in BlountstownBIRTHDAYS Blaine Peddie, Sandee Goodson, Chad Ramsey, Jessica Crockett, Tabatha ConnellyBIRTHDAYSKimberly Redmond and Darreyl DuggarBIRTHDAYSJim Deason, Stephen Ford & Paige WhiteTODAYS MEETINGS


JANUARY 4, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 Calhoun Correctional Institution is assisting the United States Forestry Ser vice in their quest to develop future hunters by having inmates build hunting blinds to be used by families and the disabled who wish to hunt. The U.S. Forestry Ser vices Juniper Creek Wildlife Management (JCWM) Area, established on the 923-acre Chipola Experimental Forest in Calhoun County, is being developed to provide a safe environment for parents to teach their children to hunt. Calhoun CI Warden Por ter agreed to provide inmate labor, under the supervision assemble the hunting blinds from plans and materials provided by the Forestry Service. A total of seven blinds have been assembled and delivered, which comproject. Another six hunting blinds are scheduled to be built by Calhoun CI inmates in 2012. The Forestry Service has been pleased with the excellent workmanship Officer Taylor and his squad of inmates have provided, as well as the savings to taxpayers since we used inmate labor to build the blinds, said Warden Porter. The JCWM Area has been divided into seven hunting zones ranging in size from 70 to 150 acres, with six of the zones having two wildlife openings constructed in them. The openings range in size from two to six acres for a total of approximately 52 acres divided between 13 openings. Each opening will have a hunting blind. This area will be open to hunters from all over the country. As information is collected on the deer herd, more hunting areas may be added in the future. The Forestry Service is also exploring setting aside entire weekends dedicated to hunters with disabilities. The blinds have been designed with a four-foot elevation and an access ramp to facilitate their use by hunters with disabilities. As the program expands, Calhoun Correctional Institution and the U.S. Forestry Service look for ward to continuing this partnership of community outreach that will a local and national level.FROM LEFT : Deputy District Ranger Allen Smith and District M anager M arcus Beard of Institution are shown with one of the hunting blinds under construction. CCI assists Forestry Service in building hunting blinds for Family Wildlife Area NOTICEAs a courtesy to Property Owners in Liberty County, the Propto inform you that the Automatic Renewal Notices for Homestead Exemption and Greenbelt have been mailed. You DO NOT have to return the receipt. You will be automatically renewed. If you purchased property in stead exemption or greenbelt for 2012, it will be necessary for you before March 1, 2012. For Homestead Exemption on mobile homes: Applicants must own the mobile home and the land to which the mobile home is permanently attached.Attention: Senior Citizens 65 & OlderThe Senior Citizen Additional Homestead Exemption is NOT automatically renewed. An application MUST be signed each year before March 1. There is a household income limitation to qualify for this exemption. Please before March 1, 2012. If you have any questions, or if you have a problem with transportation, please feel free to contact the Property Appraisers of1-4, 1-18, 2-15, 2-29 NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC Why shop with us, we beat major city prices! Carrabelle, Florida Call us at (850) 697-4383 Blood mobile schedule for January 2012The Southeastern Community Bloodmobile will be at the following locations this month: *Wednesday, Jan. 4 ACI East 7-11 CT ACI West 12-3 CT *Thursday, Jan. 5 River Junction Work Camp, Chattahoochee 8-1130 a.m. CT; River Chase Care Center 12:30-3 p.m. CT *Friday, Jan. 6 Tri-State Warehouse 8-10 a.m. and Marianna Convalescent Center 2-4 p.m. *Monday Jan. 9 Parthenon Health Care, Blountstown, 1-4 p.m. CTIf you are unable to make a donation at the mobile unit, please give blood at our center at 2503 Commercial Park Drive in Marianna Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 4, 2012AMERICAN COLORby Mark ShieldsPundit Mark Shields has been on the political playing COMMENTARYBeating up on Iowa -and the Hawkeye dential caucuses -is once again in the The New York Times The Washington Post sixth in the nation -In Defense of Iowa Late Night LAUGHSA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TELEVISION HOSTS. Were learning more and more about the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il. It seems he died of a heart attack while riding on a train in North Korea. I dont want to say Kim Jong-Il was little, but the train he died on was going around his Christmas tree. JAY LENOThe presidential election means all of us late night guys are going to have to go after the candi dates when they screw up. Ill do my bit. But Ive got to say, my heart is not really in it. Its just no fun without Herman Cain. CRAIG FERGUSONThe pro-adultery website ashleymadison.com is a website for married people that want to cheat. They have come out and endorsed Newt Gingrich for president. I guess its their way of thanking him for all the years of business. JAY LENOSome people think the world is ending in 2012. These people are called idiots. CRAIG FERGUSONWhile shopping at Best Buy before Christmas, out of force of habit, President Obama put everything on layaway. He told the store, Dont worry about it; the grandkids will pay for it. JAY LENO


JANUARY 4, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Our unconstitutional primaries COMMENTARYWASHINGTON Only two GOP presidential candidates (Mitt Romney and Ron Paul) managed to get on the ballot in if you dont have a well-oiled machine taking care of these things. Newt Gingrich operates on a wing and a prayer, and so its not surprising that he missed the deadline. Rick Perry has money and organization, but even he couldnt muster the required 10,000 signatures, including a requisite number from each of Virginias congressional districts, to satisfy the states Republican Party and Board of Elections. his constitutional rights were violated by a provision that requires that anyone gathering the signatures and circulating in Virginia. Perry got into the race late by modern standards, and unless he does well in the early voting in Iowa and South Carolina, he may not be around by the time of the March 6 Super Tuesday primary, when voters go to the polls in Vir ginia. Even so, his suit has merit and deserves consideration. The hoops that candidates have to jump through to gain ballot access are excessive, and so is the cost to taxpayers of holding what amount to exclusionary primaries in state after state. Partisan primaries are the brainchild of the two major politi cal parties, and their relevance is questionable as more and more Americans identify themselves as Independents, and therefore cant participate. There is nothing written in the Constitution about political parties, and it is only logical to wonder why taxpayers should foot the costs of holding primaries for voters of any one political persuasion, be they Republicans or Democrats. Independents or voters who decline to state a party idenin government is at or near record lows. Virginia has what is known as an open primary system, where Independents can participate. Its like being a Democrat or a Republican for a day, or at least the time it takes to cast your vote. Seventeen states hold open primaries, including South Car olina, Michigan and Wisconsin. New Hampshire, a key battle ground, is considered an open primary state since voters can cast their ballot in either the Republican or Democratic privoter registered with one of the two major political parties on election day cant vote in the opposing partys primary. New Hampshire voters tend to jump back and forth between the parties depending on which has the more interest ing race. In 2008, when it was presumed that Barack Obama would win New Hampshire on the heels of his strong showing in Iowa, a good number of Democratic voters opted to participate in the Republican primary, helping to propel John Clinton. Truly open primaries where party labels are discarded would energize voters and encourage more participation. Closed primaries, where only registered members of one par ty can cast their ballots, are exclusionary and undermine the democratic system. They are also potentially unconstitutional should anyone dare to press the case because taxpayers are being compelled to pay for primaries not open to all voters. Anyone watching the primaries unfold can see how undemocratic the process has become. Iowa has a caucus system, but its a closed caucus, limited to registered Repubdecision-making about who should be the GOPs challenger to President Obama is left in the hands of a very small slice of the electorate that is not representative of the country, or even the GOP as a whole. WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 4, 2012 Terri Lynn Richards and Donnie Craig Lipford plan to wed on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. (CT) at Blountstown Community Church. A private reception for the wedding party and immediate family will be held at the church following the ceremony. There will also be a reception for friends and family at Swampy Tonk Bar after the ceremony. Terri Lynn is the daughter of Laura Pickron, Terry Thrash and the late Terry Wilson. She is the granddaughter of Harold Pickron of Blountstown and Laura Smith of Quincy. Donnie is the son of Grant and Sharon Shiver. Lorene Lipford and the late Buford Lipford. Daniel Stewart will serve as best man and Susan Lowery and Heather Jencks will serve as maids of honor. The wedding party will include Scott Silcox, Brian Beauchamp, Danny Richards II and Alan Shiver serving as groomsmen and Melinda George, Hannah Smith and Miranda Smith serving as bridesmaids. Flower girls will be Taylor Melvin and Madison Smith. The couple plan to honeymoon on a seven day cruise to Jamaica. They will make their home in Clarksville. weddingRichard, Lipford to exchange vows at Blountstown Community Church SAMPLE NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours or responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Cataracts?Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many.Lee Mullis M.D. and Cataract SpecialistSmart Lenses SMDr. Mulliss Smart LensSM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses.Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 1600 Jenks A ve., Panama City(850)763-6666 NO INTEREST PLANS TRI-LAND INC. R.E. BrokerRequest info at triland@gte.net or Call (813) 253-3258 Paved Highway Frontage With Planted Pine Trees From $4,995 per acre With $600 Contract With $2,500 Interest First Y ear With $5,000 Down No Interest First 2 Y ears Proposal for new Florida Underwater Archeological Preserve is announcedTALLAHASSEE Secretary of State Kurt Browning recently announced that the Department of States D ivision of Historiproposed the USS Narcissus to be designated Flor idas twelfth Underwater Archaeological Preserve. The site was nominated by Mike Terrell of the Florida Aquarium and maritime archaeologists John William Morris III and Nicole Tumbleson Morris. The USS Narcissus would be unique among Floridas archaeological preserves in that it is still the property of the US Navy, which has made recommendations that are incorporated into the proposal. The USS Narcissus provides not only a fascinating underwater preserve to explore, it also offers a unique and adventurous look into our nations naval history, said Secretary Browning. The site would be an exciting addition to Floridas underwater ar cheological preserves. The public proposal is a response to the Florida Aquariums nomination of the site, and is being made available to area stakeholders and members of the public for comment. If public response is favorable, the site of USS Narcissus will be designated Floridas Twelfth Underwater Archaeological Preserve. The preserve program encourages state, local organizations and individuals to work together to protect and interpret Floridas maritime history. The proposal is available com/archaeology/under water/docs/USS_Narcissus_Proposal.pdf A Civil War-era steam tugboat, USS Narcissus was lost in a storm off Egmont Key in 1866. Built in 1863 in East Albany, New York, the vessel was purchased by the US Navy. During the Battle of Mobile Bay the tug witnessed the attack in which Union Admiral David G. Farragut uttered the famous words, Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! On her way to New York where she was to be decommissioned the tug ran aground in heavy seas in Tampa Bay. The boiler exploded, killing all on board. Floridas Underwater Archaeological Preserves must meet several criteria such as safe public access, be located in state waters, be an identified wreck with recognizable features, and have abundant ma rine life. The Bureau of Archaeological Research has determined that USS Narcissus meets these criteria. If designated as a preserve, the site will be more made more accessible and better interpreted for divers, with brochures, posters, underwater maps and a website. In addition, the site will be marked with a bronze plaque. Floridas unique Un derwater Archaeological Preserves include Urca de Lima, a Spanish galleon off Ft. Pierce; USS Massachusetts, the nations oldest battleship sunk off Pensacola; Half Moon, a racing yacht near Key Biscayne; and Georges Valentine, a steel barkentine off Stuart. Visit www.museumsinthesea.org for more information on Floridas Underwater Archaeological Preserves.


JANUARY 4, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 DELLA RENEE MCCARDLEDale McCardle and Maggie Skeen of Bristol are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Della Renee McCardle on Dec. 6 at Jackson Hospital at 8:18 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs., 14 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length. Her grandparents are Earnest and Faye McCardle, Wanda and the of Altha and Gerry Skeen of Topeka, KS. Della was welcomed home by her big brother, Justin. GREENLEY MADISON HIRESBrogan White and Jason Hiers of Hosford, along with Greenleys two big brothers, Peyton and Cadence Hires are proud to announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Greenley Madison Hires on Oct. 8. She weighed 7 lbs. and 11 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length. Her maternal grandparents are Brady and Jennifer White, both of Hosford. Her paternal grandparents are Tammy and Rick Stephens of Bristol. Greenleys greatgrandparents are John Cupp of Quincy, Ken Frost of Grand Ridge, Nettie Leigh Smith and Tina and the late Gene Atwell, all of Bristol. Greenley was welcomed home by family and friends. BIRTHSGRACIE BARBEE & BRYAN DAVIS birthday with her big cousin, Bryan Davis, who turned 27 on Dec. 30. Gracie is the daughter of Mark and Casite Barbee of Kinard. Her grandparents are Barbara Gibson of Carrolton, GA, the late Jesse Hyde and Doris and the late Marcus Barbee, all of Kinard. Bryan is the son of Dan and Lynne Davis of Kinard. His grandparents are Doris and the late Marcus Barbee of Kinard and the late Doris Davis of Bradenton. Gracie enjoys singing, drawing, playing with her brother, Marcus, and sister, Jessie and spending time with family. CALLIE BEA WELLESCallie Bea Welles will be celebrating her first birthday on Jan. 5. She is the daughter of Noah and Monica Welles of Hosford. Her grandparents are Roger and Gretchen Welles, and Penny and Robin Kent, all of Hosford. She is the great-granddaughter of Cortez and Ailene Kent of Blountstown and Shirley and the late Laryus Brown of Hosford, the late Archie and Bea Welles, the late Pete and Madge O'Steen, and the late Alfred and Mary Parker. Callie enjoys playing with dolls, monster trucks, dancing, her brother, Gabe Welles, and cousins, Aidan and Corbin Hamilton, Jacob Kent and Samuel Brown.IRENE HENDERSON Irene Henderson will celebrate her 70th birthday on Jan. 5. She is the mother of Ricky Pullam, who lives in Charleston, SC with his wife, Paula. Her grandson is Tony Pullam of Columbia, SC. BRAYDEN LANE RICHTER Brayden Lane Richter will celebrate his seventh birthday on Jan. 6. He is the son of Michael and Heather Richter of Bristol. Brayden attends W.R. Tolar School and enjoys being in Mrs. Brayden enjoys learning about space, collecting BeyBlades, riding the golf cart, and taking care of his chickens. He is looking forward to a visit to the Challenger Center in Tallahassee for his birthday celebration. Professional Instruction for Aspiring Y oung DancersClasses ResumeJan. 9, 2012Bonita Deck, Owner/Instructor e Bisto Bet ShlTelephone 643-9808 for informationat The Ballet Studio Central Avenue Bristol 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 CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMATESMichael Corlett (850) 643-7062Buy, sell & trade with an ad in TheJOURNAL Celebrating Birthdays


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 4, 2012 EDDIE NOBLES LAND CLEARING Call Eddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas at 447-0849Located in Bristol Land clearing, excavation and root raking:ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on R epairs & R elines Bristol Dental Clinic Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies. WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT Radio Y-1000 AM GARDENINGfrom the Old Farmers Almanac Whole cakes and ApalacheeTheR estaurant HOURS A UTOM A TIC A LLY A PPROVED IF YOU C A N M A KE YOUR P A YMENTS ON TIME AUTO FINANCINGDAYLIGHTThe Torreya Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. (CT) on Monday, Jan. 9 in the Calhoun County tion.


JANUARY 4, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff.All operations of the funeral process will be handled on location at 12008 NW State Road 20.CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome Bof Bristol of Bristol Two locations to serve youBlountstown and Bristol Adams Funeral Home674-5449 or 643-5410Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com OBITUARIES Telephone (850) 674-2266 Y our hometown funeral home since 1994A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On!Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon PeavyPeavy Funeral Home& CrematoryRUDOLPH J. RACKLEYALTHA Rudolph J. Rackley, 88, of Altha passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 in Blountstown. He was born on Jan. 10, 1923 in Calhoun County and had lived here all of his life. He was a retired farmer, educator and coach of high school athletics in the AAU organization. He received his BS degree from the University of Florida, majoring in Agriculture Education. He was widely known for his athleticism and his love of anything associated with the University of Florida. He was a member of the Altha United Methodist Church in Altha. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay W. Rackley and Floy Branton Rackley. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Myrl Rackley; two sons, Rudy Rackley and Jay Hoyt Rackley, all of Altha; three daughters, Harriett Eldridge and her Greg, all of Altha and Gilda Stewart and her husband, Joe of Woodland, AL; along with 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were held Sunday, Jan. 1 at Altha United Methodist Church in Altha with Reverend John King in Altha. Donations in remembrance can be made to Altha Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.JEWEL G. DYKES 29, 2011 in Blountstown. She was born in Donaldsonville, GA and has lived in Hosford since her childhood. She was retired from the Department of Environmental Service for the State of Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Dykes and grandson Ben Hyatt. Survivors include her devoted companion of 20 years, David McClendon of Hosford; two daughters, Brenda Hyatt and her husband, Joe of Crawfordville and Regina Nobles and her husband Kim of Bristol; a sister, Clyde Parrish of Hosford; four grandchildren, Chad Hyatt, Leann Summers, Lyndsey Blair Nobles and Elizabeth Hyatt; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday, Dec. 31 at Telogia Baptist Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the arrangements.PAULINE B. BOZEMANlahassee passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at Grady General Hospital in Cairo, GA. She was born in Blountretired from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles after 17 years of loyal service as a title and lien processor. She attended Harvest Chapel Pentecostal Holiness church in Tallahassee and was a dear loving, precious saint of God. Her family, glad that she is at home with Jesus Christ, will miss her. Thank God, her battles here are over, praise God! This loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and aunt will be missed by all. As a ministers wife serving God with all her heart, she loved many people and was known as a sweet, kind and loving lady. She wanted everyone to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and be ready for His return. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Rev. Roy Randolph Bozeman; daughter, Peggy Ann Cheshire; granddaughter, Wendy Watson; parents, Survivors include two sons, Randy Bozeman and his wife, June and Bill Bozeman and his wife, Angel; three daughters, Sandra Adams and her husband Thomas, well and her husband, Eugene; son-in-law, Ellis Cheshire and his wife, Carolyn; 13 grandchildren, Kaye and her husband, Doug, Tommy, Wanda and her husband, Tim, Everett and his wife, Lisa, Sherita, Nashenna and her husband, Jonathan, Michelle, Rachelle and her husband, Lynn, Dylan, William, Dennis, Jodi, and Sarah; 19 greatgrandchildren, Christi, Jenni and her husband, Billie Jo, Savannah, Zack, Shelby, Ben, Chip and his wife, Stephanie, Chad and his wife, Kayla, Levi, Ashley, Elliott, Candace, Wade, Camden, Clayton, Allison, Stephen, Autumn, and Tyler; and four great-great-grandchildren, Emma, Parker, Coleman, and Aubrey. Services were held Sunday, Jan. 1 in the chapel at Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown with Reverend Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge at adamsfh.com. Notes of ThanksThe family of Albert Sewell would like to thank family and friends for their thoughtfulness during our loss. We would also like to thank the Blountstown Rehabilita tion Center, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital and Dr. Misbah Farooqi for their care during his illness. The family of Albert Sewell Chipola Community Church would like to thank Ed Tyus for the donation of the 12-gauge Remington shotgun, for the purpose of raising money for the church. The drawing for the winning ticket was held on Sunday, of Blountstown. We congratulate her on her win. We also want to thank each person who contributed money to the church. May God Bless You T ALLAHASSEE Tickets are now on sale for A Chocolate Affair, Covenant Hospices 3rd annual dessert competition and fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, February 4 at the University Center Club in Doak Campbell Stadium from 6 to 9 p.m., and will feature a sampling of desserts from local eateries, light hors doeuvres, music and dancing, a silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets are available for advance pur at the door, and parking is complimentary. Proceeds of the event will support Covenant Hospices unfunded programs in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties. dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate from this event will help offset the $2.4 million cost of indigent care we provide, along with our unfunded support services, such as bereavement and chaplain services, and our childrens and volunteer programs, said Lydia Claire Brooks, Development Manager for Covenant Hospice. To purchase a ticket for A Chocolate Affair or for 701-0137 or via email lydiaclaire.brooks@cove nanthospice.org.Tickets now on sale for Covenant Hospices 3rd annual fundraiser, A Chocolate Affair How does your lifestyle measure up? Are you over weight? Are you physically your diet unhealthy? swered yes to any of these questions you could be at risk for diabetes and/or heart disease. Start the New Year right by learning if you are at risk and ways to delay or prevent diabetes and/or heart disease. Service and The Panhandle Area Health help you determine your risk factors and provide tools to help you learn what you can do to lower your risk and live a longer, healthier life. Join us Wednesday, January 18 at 12 p.m. EST at the Liberty County Veterans Memorial Civic Center and/or Thursday, January 19 at 6 p.m. CST at the CalCenter. Healthy snack foods will be provided. You can register by calling the Liberty rector, Monica Brinkley PAHN Diabetes Clini cal Coordinator, Norrie 1434. Your goal for 2012 and beyond: Live healthier, Live longer


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 4, 2012Free to a good home. Call 2371532 or 447-4613. 1228, 1-4 LOST & FOUNDFOUND: Yellow Lab, South Telogia, found before Christmas. Call 545-7121. 1-4, 1-11LOST : Pekinese, female, light brown with white chest, no collar, name is Abigail, last seen on Dec. 22 on JW Dillard St. in Altha, reward offered. Call 643-8599. 1-4, 1-11LOST : two chocolate Labs, male and female, last seen under Trammell Bridge on Dec. 17, heavy orange collars. Call 643-7149. 1-4, 1-11LOST: Black & Tan puppy with a blue collar, last seen Dec. 20 in the Lake Mystic area. Call 5567019. 12-28, 1-4FOUND: Small dog found Saturday, Dec. 17 in Bristol on Hwy. 12 S. Call (850) 227-1355 and identify. 12-28, 1-4 WANTEDMobile home in Hosford/Telogia area, clean, used, two bedrooms, one or two bath. Call 408-3146. 1-4, 1-11House and land in Blountstown area, around $115,000. Call 6743264. 1-4, 1-11Singer for small country/rock group Call 643-5622 12-28, 1-4Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on Hwy. 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN\ HUNTING & FISHINGPSE X Force dream season, fully loaded bow, $500 or will trade for TC Encore or Walther PPK any caliber. Call 573-5656. 1-4, 1-11Tree stands, two API stands, $125 each. Call 575-1234. 12-28, 1-412 ft. Aluminum jon boat. Call (850) 526-1751. 12-28, 1-4 CAMPERS, like new condition, very clean inside and out, four new tires and new A/C unit, $8,700. Call 643-6180. chair, $20. Call 674-3264. 1-4, 1-11Glass top table, with four chairs, $50. Call 209-0527. 1-4, 1-11Two recliners, tan leather, very good condition, clean, $100 for both. Queen sleeper sofa in hunter green with wood trim, very good condition, very clean, $200. Childs antique rocking chair, white with wood trim, $45. Call 575-1234. 12-28, 1-4Mattress with box springs, paid $1,200, asking $200. Round glass table for living room, $25. Brown couch, like new, paid $900 asking, $200. Dresser, mirror and end table, $50. Large glass table for knick-knacks, pictures or TV, nice $50. Small iron table, stands up for pictures, $15. Call 643-7754 or 643-5993. 12-28, 1-4 CARS1984 Toyota Tercel, will trade for van. Call 762-8586. 1-4, 1-111997 Buick Regal GS, V6, four door, leather, dependable transportation, asking $1,700 cash or $900 down and three payments of $300. Call 643-2616. 1-4, 1-111995 Cadillac Seville, needs some work, $1,000. Call 6745583. 12-28, 1-4 AUTO ACCESSORIESSmall aluminum trailer, make offer. Call 674-3264. 1-4, 1-11, $500, rear sliding window, $90, for a 2002 GMC C1500 short-bed truck, in great condition. Call 447-5384.12-28, 1-4 TOOLS & EQUIPMENTTwo row cultivator, wire fed welding machine. Ice machine, needs some repair. Call (850) 526-1751. 12-28, 1-4 PETS/SUPPLIESFree hen and rooster. Call 3793002 or 447-4343. 1-4, 1-11Black mouth curr puppies eight weeks old, $100. Call 447-2372. 1-4, 1-11Pug, free to a good home; Chihuahua and poodle mix, two years, free to a good home; full blooded German Shepherd, male, six months old; two full blooded chihuahuas, call for details. Call 237-1563. 1-4, 1-11Two female kittens, tortoise color, will have spayed for free. Free to good home. Call 643-7149. 1-4, 1-11Beagle/Walker mix, female, 6 months old, free to a good home. Call 379-8360. 12-28, 1-4Dwarf hamster, white. Includes cage, food dish and water bottle. 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 SALEAb Circle Pro, barely used, $100. Call 643-1428 leave message. 1-4, 1-11Wigs, new, make offer. Call 6743264. 1-4, 1-11Electric wheelchair, needs battery, $200. Call 209-0527. 1-4, 1-11Porcelain doll collection in really good condition, has been taken really good care of. 25 porcelain and 4 Anne Geddes collectable dolls. $225 for all or will sell separately. They range from $10 to $20. Call 643-5011 after 5 p.m. if interested. 12-28, 1-4Two truckloads of stuff (cleaning house). Clothes, furniture, toys, and more. $30 a load. Call 6743264. 12-28, 1-4Lots of Christmas decorations, couch and love seat, good selection of clothes for entire family, dishes and other kitchen necessities and many other items. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN ELECTRONICSTV with VCR, $50. Call 379-3002 or 447-4343. 1-4, 1-11Magnavox DTV, digital to analog converter box, new still in box, never used, $30. Call 643-3509. 12-28, 1-419 inch TV, $50. Call 643-7754 or 643-5993. 12-28, 1-4 APPLIANCESSide by side refrigerator $150. Call 674-3264. 1-4, 1-11Washer & Dryer set in good condition, $150. Call 6745583. 12-28, 1-4Washing machine, $50. Stackable washer & dryer, $200. Call 643-7754 or 643-5993. 12-28, 1-436 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 FURNITURECoffee table and two end tables, wrought iron and glass, $75. Call 762-8586. 1-4, 1-11Three used recliners, good shape, $25 each. Call 674-1840. 1-4, 1-11Table and four chairs, and bar stools. Call 762-8897. 1-4, 1-11Double bed, with frame, springs, and mattress, $65; round table with two chairs, $65; large desk, $60; chest of drawers, $15; couch BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL FOR RENTBLOUNTSTOWN Phone 643-7740 For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers. carport and lawn service 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RENTAL SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN Mobile Home for Rent in CalhounCall 674-88882 BD, 2 BA, located six miles north on Hwy. 69 N. NO PETS. Damage & Cleaning deposit, Water, sewer and grass cutting provided.UFN REAL EST A TE Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing.Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 WANTED: There will not be an auction in January. Our next auction has been scheduled for Feb. 4HAPPY NEW YEARCol. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 Phone 643-7740 Real EstateBY OWNERCall (850) 447-2372 UFN For Rent in BRISTOLCall 447-28852 BD, 1 BA, with electric included. Located off Turkey Creek Road. YARD SALESBLOUNTSTOWN Neighborhood yard sale, Saturday, Jan. 7 beginning at 7 a.m., NW Cardinal Dr. off Hwy. 20 across from Dr. Hendersons and Kids Kingdom. Call 674-1202.BRISTOL Three family yard sale, Saturday, Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET) located at 11760 NW Durham Rd. There will be lots of furniture includ ing a full size futon and solid wood highchair, a Maytag washer, crib mattress, Dora table and chairs and toy caddy, mini pool table, Little Tykes tool bench and outside slide as well as various toys and toddler clothes. Call 447-0299. Roomy mobile home, 3 BD, 2 BA located on a private lot, very nice.NO PETSMobile Home FOR Rent I B Call 643-6646


JANUARY 4, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 STARSCOPEF AMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may have trouble connecting with family this week. You are very busy with personal issues and other ob ligations. It may seem frustrating, but keep your head up. T AURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you have a generous spirit, but sometimes you can be just a little bit too generous. Dont go overboard this week when buying gifts for those close to you. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you have always been very practical when it comes times, however, the lure of shopping can try your resolve. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you are in a high point in your career, and you dont want to lose the momentum. But you could feel pulled in too many directions this week to impact the job. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 You have unusually low levels of energy this week, Leo. There isnt much you can do about it other than prioritize your tasks so you can accomplish the most pressing things. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, any trips that you are planning this week could be delayed by some get there eventually, but it could take a while. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, dont take anything at face value this week and try to avoid gossip as much as possible. This is achieved by surrounding yourself with gracious people. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 You are bound to have a Its because you will be spend ing time with your family. Enjoy as much time together as you can, including a good meal. This is the ideal week to stay inside as much as possible and read or get busy work taken care of. Although it may not be exciting, it doesnt require a lot of energy. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, this week you may have plans to spend some romantic eve nings at home with your part ner, but things dont always ule more time later. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, it may seem like the walls are closing in on you, but thats just because you need a change of scenery. Trade in dull responsibilities for something else. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, this week you concentrate. This is out of character for you, but everyone has an off-day.Week of Jan. 8 ~ Jan. 14JANUARY 8 JANUARY 9 JANUARY 11 JANUARY 12 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICES2010 BRISTOL CDBG ROAD RESURF ACING PROJECT # 205.017 NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS The City of Bristol will receive person, company or corpora tion interested in constructing: This project consists of the paving of several dirt roads, resurfacing several City streets and the installation of watermain. be obtained at Preble-Rish, PUBLIC AUCTION Jamies Auto Repair will hold a Vin# 1F AFP6639XK210532 Our auction will be held at Jamies reserves the right to reject any and all bids. & 1-11-12. If you need any more information on the above vehicle, please call (850) 643-9193 ask for Jamie.tity crimes. Bids will be received until opened and read aloud on The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 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What is the best way to rid a pantry of moths? B. K., Methuen, Mass. Food moths can be pretty tough to get rid of once theyve moved into your home. Youll need to dump all pantry staples containing grains and nutsincluding pasta, nuts, and breakfast cere alssince the moths may have already laid eggs in them. Buy new staples and put them directly in the freezer for 2 days, which will kill all stages of any new moths that may be in them. Then store the foods in glass jars. Any of the remaining moths will head for the hills when they discover nothing to eat in your pantry. Why is it that the vir tues faith, hope, and char ity are always portrayed by women? Cant men be virtuous, too? H. S., Tuckahoe, Va. The three theological virtues, faith, hope, and charity (or, some say, love), were said to be the daughters of Wisdom, or St. Sophia. There were also four cardinal virtues: courage (which carried a knights armor, lion skin, sword, and buckler); justice (with the scales); prudence; and temper ance. Some, like Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence, and Temperance, became common womens names, of course. But if its any consolation, the word virtue comes from the Latin virtus, for manliness.When it came to the vices, men were better represented, but both sexes appeared. The car dinal sins include pride (a crowned woman with bats wings); envy (another woman); gluttony (also female); covetousness (a man sitting on a money chest); sloth (a man asleep); anger (also male); lust (a woman); unbelief (androgynous); despair (male); folly (male); and cowardice (also male). So, while the virtues were predominantly female, the vices were not solely male.Can you list some houseplants that wont harm pets or young chil dren if they nibbled a leaf or two? E. H., Muskegon, Mich. Usually at about this time of year we get questions about the poinsettia, which has had a bad rap as a poisonous plant for years. Although not highly poisonous, the milky sap in the stems can cause minor gastrointestinal problems in pets or humans if it is ingested. That same sap can be irritating to some people with sensitive skin. Holly berries and mistletoe are another matter, however. Be sure to keep them away from children and pets! For nonpoisonous plants (although we cer tainly would not recommend eating them), consider African violets, Boston ferns, Christmas cacti, coleus, fuchsias, gloxinias, and jade plants (theyre said to bring good fortune, especially if you can get them to bloom). Spider plants are easy to grow and harmless, in spite of their alarming name. If you have children or pets, avoid common houseplants such as philodendrons, ivy, daisies, amaryllis, and dieffenbachias. Bulbs such as daffodils, jonquils, hyacinths, and tulips are all poisonous, as well. Keep in mind that some plants are toxic to pets, but they are not toxic to humans. Some sections of a plant might be safe, while other parts of the same plant can be toxic. Also, a plant might be relatively safe in small doses, but could produce a severe reaction in larger amounts. If your child or pet has eaten part of a plant that you are not sure is safe, call the near est poison control center immediately.Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 4, 2012 ASK THEO L D F A R M E R SA L M A N A C Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. # CMC1249570 (850) 674-4777Whaley WhaleyJAN. 2, MONDAY Moon at apogee. Conjunction of Jupiter and the Moon. Japanese invaded and occupied Manila and the Philippines after successful attack on Pearl Harbor, 1942. JAN. 3, TUESDAY U.S. broke diplomatic relations with Cuba, 1961. Hotelier Conrad Hilton died, 1979. Holly berries shining red, Mean a long winter, tis said. JAN. 4, WEDNESDAY St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Earth at perihelion. 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