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Almanac...7 Couple mark their 60th Anniversary...9 Birthdays.....9 Obituaries...11 Altha Homecoming news...13 Sheriff's Log...2 Driver injured in log truck accident...2 Lake Mystic mobile home burns...3 Bristol City Council...3 Florida High School grades announced THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL CLJNews.com WEDNESDA Y, JANUARY 11, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 2 50includes taxParamedic injured in wreck on way to work Tues.by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Liberty County paramedic didnt make it to work but her co-workers came to her aid after she lost control of her car and hit a tree Tuesday morning in Bristol. Melissa Brown, 42, of Bristol was traveling east on SR 20 on her way to the after 7 a.m. when she appar ently fell asleep, according to FHP Trooper David Cox. Browns 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser had just come out of the four-lane when it crossed into the westbound lane of SR 20, hit a tree and overturned at Shoemake Lane. Brown, who was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained minor head injuries and other less serious wounds. She was transported to Tallahas see Memorial Hospital by ambulance and is reported to be in stable condition. The car was totaled. RIGHT: Co-workers from Liberty Emergency Medical Services help one of their own after Paramedic Melissa Brown overturned her car. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Clarksville man died on the way to the hospital after he was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Newsome Road in Calhoun County Friday night. Forensic Investigator Becki Fejes with the Bay County said John Michael Hemmings, 34, was killed by blunt force head trauma due to a motor vehicle crash. Deputies learned of the wreck when they were summoned to the CR 287A home Whitehead. Hemmings on the ground next to the passengers door of a 2000 GMC Sonoma. He was bleeding heavily from a head wound and had only a faint pulse. Deputy Bobby Sims arrived a few moments later and man as a precaution until he could get medical help. When the ambulance arrived, the crew began CPR on Hemmings as they left the scene. He died en route and was pronounced dead at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. Tyrell Ashley Odom, 26, of Clarksville, drove Hemmings two miles from the crash site to the home he shared with Whitehead. He was not injured. The two men left the house less than two hours ear lier, according to Whitehead. She had gone to visit a relative in Altha and was pulling up in her yard just as Odom repeatedly told deputies that he wasnt driving when they wrecked. In his report, McGee noted that Odom smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage and became belligerent when FHP troopers arrived to speak with him. He was yelling, he wouldnt answer questions and was combative enough to be put in handcuffs, McGee said. Odom was charged with disorderly intoxication and taken to the Calhoun County Jail, where he was later released on his own recognizance. FHP Cpl. Roger Boer said the fatal crash remains under investigation and they behind the wheel at the time of the wreck. In a news release issued Saturday, FHP Trooper Nathan Russell reported that the truck was eastbound on Newsome Road around 8:30 p.m. when it went off the road as it entered a curve. The driver overcorrected and crossed the eastbound lane in the westbound lane. When the driver overcorrected a second time, the truck began rotating clockwise, ran off the road to the right a second time and overturned before coming to rest upright. The driver then left the area, traveling west on Newsome Road. The truck, which had roof damage as well as damage to the right rear quarter and most of the drivers side, is registered to Odom. Hemmings funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.11 in the chapel at Adams Funeral Home with in addition to many other relatives and friends. His complete obituary appears inside on page 11. Whitehead said Hemmings had moved to the area about a year and a half ago. He had recently told her that he had made peace with everyone in his life and he was right with everything. The couple spent Christmas with her son and Hemmings children in Bushnell. He said it was the best Christmas he ever had, she said.Friend arrested; crash remains under investigationClarkville resident dies in Friday night accident TYRELL ODOMJohn Hemmings, right, was killed in a singlevehicle accident Friday night. He was with a friend, Tyrell Odom, who was arrested for disorderly intoxication after becoming combative with FHP troopers. BHS.......A Altha......A LCHS......BHigh School GradesTALLAHASSEE Floridas high schools increased in the number and percent of schools achieving high marks for the 2010-11 school year, according to results just released from the Florida Department of Educa tion. Results show that 78 percent of the states high schools earned either an A or B grade, an increase from 71 percent last year. These grades are based on the high school grading formula that was used for the Its great to see more of Floridas high schools trending upward, said Governor Scott. Education is critical to improving lives, preparing students for a job and attracting employers. Statewide, the greatest average increase in high school grade component points earned in 2010-11 was for student performance on accelerated coursework examinations, as well as dual enrollment courses. Of Floridas 474 graded public high schools (including combination schools serving high school grade levels) earning A through F grades for the 2010-11 school year: A (31 percent), compared to 145 schools (31 percent) last year. B (47 percent), compared to 188 schools (40 percent) last year. C (15 percent) last year. D (5 percent), compared to 57 schools (12 percent) last year. F (1 percent), compared to 11 schools (2 percent) last year. of student outcomes, including graduation rates and student participation and performance in advanced coursework. School districts have an opportunity to appeal the grade through February 3, 2012. For detailed information on the 2010-11 high school
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 11, 2012 ARREST REPORTS CALHOUN COUNTYJan. 3 Robert Raper, VOSP, CCSO. Jan. 5 Terri Lynn Mardel, VOP, CCSO. Tommy Wayne Bailey, VOCR, CCSO. Stephen Paul Matthews, affray (public), BPD. Jan. 6 Dannyelle Mari White, Liberty Co warrant (battery), CCSO. Angela Tindall, driving with license suspended or revoked, possession of narcotic without a prescription, CCSO. Jan. 7 Tyrell Odom, disorderly intoxication, FHP. Jan. 8 Armir McPherson, DUI, FHP.LIBERTY COUNTYJan. 3 Travis Jones, grand theft, burglary of a dwelling, LCSO. Ramon Sica, failure to appear, case management, LCSO. April Detrick, VOCP, LCSO. Gidget Oakley, VOCP, LCSO. Jan. 4 Joyce Stout, VOCP, LCSO. William B. Rudd, domestic battery, LCSO. Jan. 5 Harvey Dawkins, holding for Leon County, LCSO. Jan. 6 Dannyelle White, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Edward Britt, writ of attachment, LC Judge Jason Hires, writ of attachment, LC Judge Cecil Smith, writ of attachment, LC Judge Angela Tindall, holding for CCSO, CCSO. S H E R IFFS LOGBlountstown Police Dept.Jan. 2 through Jan. 8, 2012 Citations issued: Accidents...............01 .................08 Special details Business alarms.....00 Residential alarms..........00 Complaints..............................................................41 Driver injured when log truck overturns on way to millBRISTOL A Blountstown man was transported to a hospital by emergency helicopter after he suffered head injuries when the log truck he was driving overturned. Robert Lambert was about two miles south of his destination the pole mill on CR 12 in Bristol when he ran off the eastbound shoulder of the road just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to FHP Trooper David Cox. Lambert overcorrected when he tried to bring the truck and trailer, which was loaded with logs, back into his lane. Once he overcorrected, his load shifted and the truck overturned on its right side, the trooper said. Lambert traveled back onto CR coming to rest with the truck and trailer sprawled across both lanes and logs scattered everywhere. During the accident, the logs slammed against the back side of the cab. When the logs hit the back of the truck, it pushed the back of the cab forward and hit him in the head, according to Cox. He said that although the window was broken, the logs did not go into the cab. Both the truck and trailer, which are registered to McMillan Logging, were totaled. The crash gouged out several holes in could be moved. A 36-year-old Liberty County man was arrested after an argument with his former girlfriend last week over the numbers she had stored in her cell phone. According to the woman, William Bradley Rudd went to her Burlington Road residence and asked to use her phone. He then ran inside the house with her phone and grabbed their small child. The woman said that when she ran after him, Rudd pushed her into the wall and started hitting the wall. The woman then picked up the child and tried to leave but was stopped by Rudd, who threw her cell phone and broke it to keep her from call ing for help, according to the arrest report. The woman ran to a neighbors house and called 911. She said Rudd then jumped onto the side of a truck and unlocked the door, grabbed their child and walked away. He was charged with domestic battery and taken into custody after the Jan. 4 incident. Rudd is being held on $2,500 bond. An encounter with a deer caused a 19-year-old driver from Altha to lose control of her Nissan SUV early Saturday morning on Hwy. 71 near the Gulf County line. FHP Trooper Matt Mattingly said Hailey Payne cut the wheel too hard to dodge a deer that jumped into her path around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near The Junction. The small Nissan she was driving rolled over and stopped approximately 30 feet from the road on a wide shoulder, coming to rest on its roof, the trooper said. The driver escaped serious injury, apparently suffering only a bruised knee. She was treated and released from the emergency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital.Driver OK after rolling vehicle to dodge deerMan arrested after dispute with ex over phone numbersA Blountstown woman was charged with possession of prescription drugs without a prescription after she was found with three Tramadol pills during a search Friday. Calhoun County Jared Nichols pulled over Angela Kay Tindall, 34, when he spotted her driving south on SR 71 around 2:30 p.m. and was aware she did not have a valid drivers license. that her license was still suspended, she was taken into custody for driving while license suspended or revoked. Following her arrest, an inventory was taken of the vehicle and her purse. When Nichols opened an Aleve bottle in her purse, he discovered the three Tramadol pain pills along with one Aleve. WILLIAM RUDD ANGELA TINDALLWoman arrested for suspended drivers license, pill possession
JANUARY 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Mondays recycling will be picked up Tuesday, Jan. 17.If you have any questions, For commemorative use only ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISES Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD ApalacheeTheR estaurantCountry Lunch BuffetServed daily Whole cakes and pies available when a curtain next to an electrical outlet caught owned by Danny Ryals. New mayor Paul Kern, City Clerk Robin Hatcher and three returning board members were sworn in for a new term at Monday nights regular meeting of the Bristol City Council. Councilman Mitch Willis was elected chair man and Councilman Steve Cutshaw was elected vice-chairman for the new year. Cutshaw was also appointed as the Citys representative on the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, with Councilman Brigham Shuler selected as alternate. Attorney David House told the board that he is working with Buddy Shelley of Florida Public Utilities to create an acceptable 5-year Electric Franchise Agreement for presentation to the council at a future meeting. House also advised he was drafting an ordinance regarding internet cafes and gambling devices to be proposed for enactment prior to the expiration of the extension of the current moratorium. Board members took the following action: T ABLED A REQUEST for a letter from The Apalachicola Riverkeeper asking the Council to support their initiative to have the state designate the Apalachicola River Greenways and Trails as well as support for the rivers designation as a National Recre ation trail. The Council directed the attorney to report back on possible repercussions these designations may have on the use of the river by local residents. to donate $150 to the United Way of the Big Bend. to adopt Resothe Florida League of Cities Legislative Action Agenda. to provide a letter in support of the Liberty County Health Departments Tobacco Prevention Program.
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 11, 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! 5,389 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: email@example.com ADS: firstname.lastname@example.org JOURNAL ST AFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F.THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Wednesday, January 11Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, January 16 Tuesday, January 17 Sunday, January 15 Saturday, January 14 Thursday January 12 Friday, January 13TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center noon, Senior Citizens Center 5 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 11 a.m., Apalachee Rest. 5 p.m. Calhoun Extension 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday Chamber Member ship Meeting starts at 7 p.m., Veterans Civic Center, Bristol Logic & Accuracy Test of Voting Equipment for Presidential Preference Primary 9 a.m., Liberty Supervisor Florida State Hospital Chattahoochee 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Blood MobileBIRTHDAY Jimmy TharpeBRISTOLThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Torreya State Park will host the 23rd Annual Candlelight Tour on Saturday, Feb. 4. Leading up to the candlelight tours at sunset, there will be exhibits, food and live music for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors will be able to enjoy fantastic foods, including good ole chili and hot dogs, as well as deserts and other goodies all while listening to the clinking of the blacksmith hammer and the authentic be live music from local artists, wildlife to experience up close and personal, plus authentic hearth cast iron cooking, among numerous other exhibits. Tours of the Historic Gregory House will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue every hour on the hour until 4 p.m. At sunset the Historic Gregory House will open its doors for leisurely tours, free of charge. Entrance fee to the park is $3 per vehicle which includes admission to the event. All donations from this event whose mission is to support Torreya State Park. For more information call the park at (850) 643-2674.A presentation on Palmer Pigweed Control: What Works, What Doesnt, and Whats New will be given by Dr. Jason (Jay) Ferrell, University of Florida Extension Weed Specialist at an upcoming workshop scheduled Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. until noon. Dr. Ferrell will discuss Palmer Pigweed Control and answer questions. Join us for this free presentation and lunch at the Altha Community Center, located at 15552 NW Smith Road in Altha. Pesticide CEUs for Private Applicator Ag are pending. Please call the Calhoun County Extenany questions.Plamer Pigweed control workshop set Jan. 18 at Altha Community CenterTorreya State Park to host 23RD annual Candlelight tour impact of agriculture on our local economy! The Calhoun County Chamber is partnering with the UF/Calhoun County Extension agriculture to the economic strength of our local producers as we connect agriculture, retail, and commerce. from 12-1 p.m. The cost is $8 per person, and payment can be made at the door. Please RVSP immediately if you plan to attend and will be eating lunch. We must later than Friday, Jan. 13 at noon. Please email@example.com.Calhoun Chamber seeks nominees for Citizen of YearThe Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce is asking for nominations for The award will be presented at the upcomBanquet. Nominations must be in writing (email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a form), and must be submitted to the Chamber by Feb. 10, 2012. Characteristics of this individual are someone who has worked, promoted, or volunteered with great effort create a better quality of life. quet is set for Thursday, Feb. 23 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. There Tickets are available at the Chamber Tickets are $25 each. Because of obligations to the caterer, tickets must be bought it advance. Deadline NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.BIRTHDAYS Marc Rainwater, Ann Pickron Dekle, Shirley Davis, Steven Hall BIRTHDAYS Clara Foran and Jody Hoagland BIRTHDAY Erik Johnson BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAYS Joan Bugzie Morgan, Staci Joiner Williams, TODAYS MEETINGAltha Girl Scout Troop #39, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center The march will begin at Blountstown City Hall, traveling Hwy. 20 to River Street tors, ministers and politicians are expected to lead the march. Guest speaker will be attorney Phillip Hutchinson. Please note: No motor riders such as bicycles, ATVs or golf carts will be allowed. This is a march, not a parade.Annual MLK march planned for Monday, Jan. 16 in BlountstownMLK March & Celebration9 a.m. Blountstown City Hall along Hwy. 20 to River Street
JANUARY 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS To Our Liberty County & City of BristolWaste Pro CustomersThere will be NO Changes to your solid waste collection for the Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday, Jan. 16. 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 A large selection of new and used cars are now available at Chipola Ford in Marianna!Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-4043. HE IS W AITING FOR YOUR CALL! Chipola Public NoticeAll interested parties within Liberty County are hereby advised that Liberty County Board of County Commissioners/Liberty County Transit is applying to the Florida Department of Transpor tation for a capital grant under Section 5310 and/or Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, as amended, for the purchase and radios for the provision of public transit services within Liberty County. A Public Hearing has been scheduled for January 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Douglas Robertson Center, 15629 NW CR 12, Bristol, Florida. (Liberty County Senior Citizens Bristol Center), for the purpose of advising all interested parties of service being contemplated if a grant is awarded, and to ensure that contemplated services would not represent a duplication of current or proposed services provided by existing transit or paratransit operators in the area. the hearing is received by January 17, 2012. sit, P.O. Box 730, Bristol, FL 32321 and a copy sent to Florida Department of Transportation, District #3, P.O. Box 607, Chipley, Florida, 32428.MARIANNA Designer jewelry artist Kristin Anderson will present the program at the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) meeting Tuesday, January 17, at Jims Buffet in Marianna. The public is invited to attend the Dutch-treat buffet luncheon which begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program at noon. Kristin Anderson who is skilled in working with precious metals, says, My works express the awareness that has come to me through study and practice. Every piece that I make is an ambassador for my belief in quality of materials, design and craftsmanship. For more about Andersons work, visit www.longdreamgallery.com For information on the CRAA meeting, contact Daniel Powell at email@example.com or (850) 718-2257.Jewelry artist to present CRAA program Jan. 17 in Marianna TALLAHASSEE An award-winning exhibit of classic Herman Miller furniture on display at Florida State University through March 16 is revealing just how timeless good design can be. Curated by the FSU Department of Interior Design, the CLASSIC Herman Miller exhibition contains around 25 pieces of Herman Miller furniture from the 1940s, s and s. Among the vintage mid-century modern pieces are an Eames lounge chair and ottoman and a George Nelson marshmallow sofa. This exhibit also comes with some interesting backstories. For those of a certain age, the CLASSIC Herman Miller exhibit offers an evocative stroll down an iconic, mid-century Memory Lane. For those a bit younger, it provides a fashionable peek into the living room or den that their parents or grandparents might have grown up in. And the very same designs can still be found today in furniture stores and living rooms worldwide proving that classic design and good taste never go out of style. CLASSIC Herman Miller is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through March 16 in the striking, 1,000-square-foot glass gallery of the William Johnston Building, located at 143 Honors Way on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee. Already captivated by the exhibition at Florida State is the American Society of Interior Designers. It recently awarded the exhibits curator, Department of Interior Design Chairman Eric Wiedegreen, an Honorable Mention in the Commercial Category in the ASID Educator Design Excellence Competition. The annual, peer-reviewed and juried national design contest recognizes interior design excellence in both residential and commercial projects completed by ASID Educator members. The CLASSIC Herman Miller exhibit is underwritten by the Florida State University College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance and Herman Miller Inc. and supported by the Appleton Museum of Art. To learn more: Go to the FSU video posted here on YouTube that features a brief preview of the exhibit with curator Wiedegreen. Visit the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance website for additional information.Revisit mid-20TH century at FSUs Miller furniture exhibit DOTHAN A Party for the Park and the Annual Membership Dinner will combine for one winter event on Friday, January 27. Chris Bradshaw, current owner of The Blue Plate restaurant and former co-owner of the famous Dreamland Barbecue, will serve as pit master, roasting whole hogs and cooking ribs over an open pit outside the Stokes Activity Barn. Racks of ribs will also be for sale in conjunction with the event. Ribs may be picked up at Landmark Park between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. or from either Blue Plate location from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. on the day of the event. Live music and Landmark Parks annual meeting will also be held during the event. The meeting will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. During the annual meeting, winners of the Heritage Award and Volunteer Service Award will be announced. Dinner will be served at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sponsors for Party for the Park include Adams Beverages, Dothan Printing and Litho, DSI Security Service, Infusion Services, Merrill Lynch, Nantze Springs, U.S. Business Products and The Blue Plate Restaurant. Tickets for A Party for the Park will be $30 per person, or $240 for a table of 8. A cash bar will also be open. Take out racks of ribs are $20. The deadline for purchasing tickets or making take out orders is January 20. Landmark Park is a 135-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, AL. For more information, contact the park at (334) 794-3452.A Party for the Park planned in Dothans Landmark Park Jan. 27What can a cookie do? More than you think! A Girl Scout Cookie can help girls dream more. Have more opportunities. Give more to their communities and do more than they ever thought possible. Theres more to Girl Scout Cookies, than just your favorite sweet. On Jan. 14 girls and young women across the Florida Panhandle are headed door to door for community members to place their pre-orders. Pre-orders are the best way to ensure customers can purchase their favorite Girl ies are $3.50 a box. To celebrate the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary in 2012, a new cookie has been introduced: The Savannah Smiles. This crisp lemon wedge cookie honors the heritage of Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Cookies. And, when you hold it just right, youll quickly be reminded of that world famous Brownie Smile. To volunteer or join Girl Scouts, contact the local council office at (888) 271-8778 or visit www. gscfp.org. Girl Scouts of the Flor ida Panhandle is a United Way Agency.Girl Scout Cookie season kicks off Jan. 14
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 11, 2012 COMMENTARY2012: The year of choice for the USThe 2012 election is not just another ho-hum election. Americans will make a choice in the 2012 presidential and congressional elections that will determine the future of America. To say that America is a polarized nation is an understatement. There is no middle ground in the political system, just the left and the extreme right. Religious beliefs have a polarizing ing effect of the have and have not in society. The rich are richer, but the working class has not shared in Americas economic success. The workers share of the economic pie hasnt increased. The expectation is that the Congress will work in the best interest of most of the people most of the time. That concept disappeared years ago, and what exists now is a very dysfunctional congress. The Republican goal stated by Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, is to limit President Obama brought the House and Senate to its knees. The Republican presidential nominating process is underway with the looniest set of characters in recent history. The presidential debates have morphed into religious tent revivals. In the 1940s, my parents were charter members of an independent Bible Baptist Church that began in a large tent. I remember sitting on a backbench, tent pulpit and telling all us sinners that if we didnt change our way that we were going to die and bust Hell right wide open. At that point, I would try to hide behind the big woman in front of me wearing the big hat. As I watch the Republican candidates for president pound their political pulpits and declare the end of America is neigh unless President Obama is ousted days on the backbench in the back of the tent. The many Republican debates have been worthwhile. If people have watched the events then they have an understanding of the contestants. But, I think that other than political wonks, few Americans are paying attention to what these presidential candidates are saying. Almost 100% of the rhetoric is about social conser vative issues. Santorum is a two issue candidate; antiabortion and anti-gay. I learned long ago that there are all parties. Abortion is one of those issues. Leave it along. Let it go. Gay people have been here since the beginning of time. If two men or two women love each other, live together, want to get married, then OK by me. None of my busi-CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS ness, and as my crusty old grandmoth er would say, No skin off my nose. Santorum is about as homophobic as they come. Hes entitled to his opinion but America doesnt need a president obsessed with the publics sexual mores. In my view, gay people have the same rights as the rest of us. Leave it alone. Let it go. Ron Pauls view of America belongs in the 1700s. Trashing the federal government and returning to the supremacy of States rights was the status of the country prior to the Constitutional Congress. Under the Articles of Confederation, the 13 states were doing their own thing. The Founders recognized that for America to achieve greatness a central government was required. Without a central government, the Louisiana Pur chase may not have occurred and the Mississippi basin might still belong to the French. Spain would probably still own the Southwest. Texas would be a standalone Republic. Florida may not have been purchased from Spain. My view is without the advent of a central government, what is now America would be a hodgepodge of countries, much like Central America. Ron Pauls vision of his America is dangerous. The choice of government that Americans make in 2012 will decide Americas fate in the international community. Since the Reagan administration, the American people have been playing the government insanity game. They elect people, primarily in Congress, who believe in trickle down, no regulations and no tax forms of government. This model of government does not work. So, as the joke goes, doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result each time isinsanity. The pronouncements of the Republican candidates for president give new mean ing to government insanity. Their collective economic ignorance is astounding. America isnt going to return to the robust economy of the 1950s when America was king of the interna tional community. In my view, America will recover from the 2008 recession and struggle along at about a 2% growth rate. Demand for goods and services fuel the economic machine, but demand by the American people is far less than demand in an emerging nation like China or Brazil. People in these countries need consumer goods like a refrigerator or washing machine. In America, everyone that can afford a washing machine has one. The choice for Americans in the 2012 election is either to choose a government that promotes more of the try to its knees or a government that invests in America and the America people and attempts to achieve a balance between national cost and income. Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.Mitt Romney says President Obamas promises are like Kim Kardashians wedding vows. President Obama shot back. He said Romneys positions last about half as long as a Kim Kardashian wedding. JAY LENOThe shows back in New Jersey this season. Last season was in Italy and before that it was Miami. They were in Miami at the same time as CRAIG FERGUSONA man who calls himself the grand warlock of Mexico has predicted that President Obama will not win re-election. The grand warlocks real name? Juan Hannity. JAY LENOThe U.S. government is selling $30 billion worth Five Years. JIMMY F ALLONMitt Romney won the Iowa caucuses by defeating Rick Santorum by only eight votes. Thats if all of Newt Gingrichs ex-wives voted for Santo- CONAN OBRIENA dead body was discovered this week on the grounds of a country estate owned by Queen Elizabeth. The queen said today she hopes this serves as a reminder to anybody on her staff that there is a right way and a wrong way to polish sterling silver. JAY LENOTheres already controversy with the Iowa caucuses. They found eight more votes for Al Gore. DA VID LETTERMANMattel will soon release limited-edition Barbies inspired by the Kardashians. The Kim doll comes days. JIMMY F ALLONOn Celebrity Apprentice they announced new dent. DA VID LETTERMANA man who calls himself the grand warlock of Mexico has predicted that President Obama will not win re-election. The grand warlocks real name? Juan Hannity. JAY LENOThe Kardashians have a brand new magazine coming out that will be called K. And I said thank these mysterious recluses. DA VID LETTERMANA dead body was discovered on the grounds of a country estate owned by Queen Elizabeth. The queen said today she hopes this serves as a reminder to anybody on her staff that there is a right way and a wrong way to polish sterling silver. JAY LENO backstabbing of the Republican primaries CONAN OBRIENUs Weekly is reporting that Mattel is consider ing a line of Kardashian Barbie dolls. The top exthey settled on the Kardashians. JIMMY F ALLON
JANUARY 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 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 WhaleyEvery year I have seeds left over from previous seasons and Im never sure whether they are still viable. Is there any way to tell? P. M., Williston, VTMany seeds can be stored for 1 to 4 years cant ability to germinate. The bigger seed variet ies, such as pumpkins, watermelons, various squashes, and turnips, are notoriously hardy. Lettuces and radishes tend to keep well also, with some guides quoting up to 6 years for certain lettuce varieties. Brussels bage, Swiss chard, and chicory keep well for about 3 years. Onions, parsley, and parsnips, on the other hand, become less viable after a year and might not be worth the risk. If you have time, you can try germinating a JAN. 9, MONDAY -Plough Monday. Full Wolf Moon. First successful U.S. nia, 1793. as a rest. debut, 1966. few seeds in a wet paper towel or other moist, humid environment, such a small amount of water. If no sprouts form within a few days, you should probably buy new seeds. Many gardeners simply toss the old seeds in with the new and take their chances. If the old ones bear no fruit, the new ones will still prosper and you wont have lost much. This works better, of course, if you have plenty of land to spare. If you are confined to porch containers or a small area of raised beds, you might prefer to put your trust in new seedsor start some old ones a bit earlier than usual to see what comes up before youd ordinar ily plant.Ive always wondered what the Rx symbol for prescriptions stands for? J. C., Upland, CA Well, the R stands for the Latin word for recipe, meaning to take, but theres more to it than that. The total symbol is actually taken from the symbol for the planet Jupiter. If you look in The Old Farmers Almanac under the names and characters of the principal planets and aspects (page 93 in the 2012 edition), youll see the symbol for Jupiter, which looks like a fancy number 4 with the diagonal line of the upper left part of the numeral more curved, much like the upper right portion of a capital R. This symbol was once placed on prescriptions to emphasize that the gods blessing was on the drug to help the patient recover. In the Middle Ages, many physicians and herbalists believed that the planets ruled peoples health, as well as the various plants and shrubs used as remedies. If you read the 16th-century books of the English herbalist Nicholas Culpeper (16161654), these immediately apparent in his advice. For some reason, Jupiter -perhaps being so large -was considered in the curing of diseases, so its symbol was used to identify sources of pharmaceuticals, as well as the prescriptions them selves. To the ancients, the planets and their ruling gods were inseparable. According to Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, the Rx symbol actually says, more or less, Under the good auspices of Jove, the patron of medicines, take the following drugs in the proportions set down.What does January take from its namesake, Janus? D. L., Albany, KY The Roman god Janus, from whom January gets its name, was the ruler of beginnings, both physical and temporal. He presided over gates and doors of the year. Janus was pictured as two-headed, both heads bearded and situated back-to-back so that one head looked forward into the new year, while the other head looked back, in a retrospective mode. Janus was also the temple of peace in Rome, where the doors were opened only during times of war. As such, it was a sort of safety zone, a place where new beginnings could be made, just as our new year is considered a time to take up new resolutions. In peacetime, the temple doors were kept locked. While youre ponder ing Janus and new beginnings, you might want to think back to the identity and circumstances crossed your threshold on January 1. Lore has it that the good luck or bad, depending on whether the individual has remembered to enter with a small gift for the household. The gift can be anything from a bit of coal bread or glass of strong must never arrive emptyhanded, or the year will be a poor one. (Oh, now we tell you!) Liberty County CourthouseRobert Hill, Clerk of the CourtWE WILL BE CLOSED ... Monday, Jan. 16 in honor ofMARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY. Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies. K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also air at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET. Swap Shop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes even longer!) Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away.K102.7 is the voice of the Liberty County Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers, Florida Gators and the Miami Dolphins WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT Radio Y-1000 AM
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 11, 2012 CLJNEWS.COMT Would you like a new adventure?Visit me online at www.my.tupperware.com/bethseubanks Call Beth Eubanks, your full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Set your own hours and make money all at the same time. Overstocked inventory reduction Sale Continues. Call me for a great deal! WANTS YOU!!!SW A T is making a strong effort to have a presence here in Calhoun County. SW A T recognizes the negative effects of using tobacco products and actively works to encourage our youth, young adults and adults to never become involved with activities. If you are a teen between the ages of 12 and 17 years, and would like to join the Calhoun County SW A T program, please see our SW A T Advisors listed below and help us make a positive change in Calhoun County. Kennesse Dew Altha School Jonathan Alford Blountstown Middle School Carylee Sewell Carr School Carmen Overholt Blountstown High School John Michael Henson Altha Church of God Geraldine Sheard Prayer Chainers Michele Futch Blountstown First Baptist If you have any questions, please contact Pamela McDaniel (850) 674-5645, ext 236. A group of hiking enthusiasts marked with an early morning New Years Hike through Torreya State Park, where they enjoyed a beautiful display of brightly-colored leaves tinged by late fall hues. orre y a NEW YEARS DAY HIKE AT PHOTOS BY BILL AND PAM ANDERSON TTALLAHASSEE The U.S. Forest Ser vice has partnered with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to co-sponsor a More Kids in the Woods event hosted by the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center (BTYCC) in Lamont this week, Jan. 9-13. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission (FWC) oversees the outdoor learning center which hosts many outdoor initiatives each year such as the U.S. Forest Services More Kids in the Woods program. Other state and federal agencies participating in this event include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Forest Service. According to National Forests in Florida Natural Resource Manager Carl Petrick, The More Kids in the Woods event is a great opportunity to expose young people to a variety of career paths in Natural Resources Management. archery and BB gun ranges, a wild turkey education station, a forestry station, and a wildlife interpretive information station with 100 students attending each day. In addition, there will be a prescribed burn demonstration. The students will have the unique experience of witnessing a prescribed burn in real-time at the BTYCC, while listening tional Forests in Florida Wildlife Biologist Micah Thorning. The funding for the More Kids in the Woods program was derived as a result of a U.S. Forest Service agreement with the NWTF. In addition, the More Kids in the Woods mission to connect youth with nature is a primary focus of BTYCC, which works closely with FWC and NWTF to promote this concept. These programs keep young people from becoming couch potatoes; they keep kids off the street and away from trouble; they provide supervision for children in their natural world, said Beau Turner, founder of the BTYCC.More Kids in the Woods event hosts Turner Youth Center
JANUARY 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 James Bertelle and Dollene Kever McDougald are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. A reception will be held in their honor at Lake Mystic Baptist Church at 5 p.m. ET (Bristol Time) on Saturday, Jan. 14. All family and friends are invited to attend. Bert was born in Blountstown on Chipola Road on the original homestead. He lived in Blountstown all of his life until he met Dollene. Dollene was born in Bristol on 40 acres of land off Hwy. 12 that was pur chased by her dad when he World War I. Bert and Dollene met at the drive-in theater in Blountstown while watching a movie with a small group of friends. Bert decided that he really liked Dollene and showed up at her door the next night to ask her out again. together to Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting at Lake Mystic Baptist Church followed by a car ride around Lake Mystic. A bond of love was formed that would only grow deeper over the years. Bert and Dollene saw each other every night from that time until they took a short trip to Donalsonville, GA on a cold January night. They rode with Berts sister and her husband to see Judge M.S. Garwood, who was well known in this area for performing weddings at her home. Bert and Dollene wanted to surprise everyone, so they were going to get married and keep it a secret until they got their house set up. After they were married in Donalsonville, they each went back to their parents house. The plan was to move into a rental house owned by James, the place up and surprise everyone when they moved into their home. But they forgot to include James in on the plan and he inadvertently rented the house on the very day Bert and Dollene left for Donalsonville. Bert and Dollene had to move in with Berts parents, James and Elnita. Bert worked at Ramsey and Malloys Grocery store, making $35 a week. After six months, Bert found out from a friend that there were jobs available in Cleveland, OH where he could make $73 a week for Murray Manufacturing. set up the apartment. Dollene, who had never left Bristol, rode to Tallahassee, boarded a Greyhound bus, and stopped in Cincinatti, OH, where she had to walk to another bus station and change buses to complete the trip to Cleveland. She was able worths Five and Dime making $37.50 a week. From those beginnings, Bert and Dollene have faced many troubles and triumphs together. They survived the draft and serving in the Army during Korea. They came home from Ohio after serving the military and Bert found a job in St.Joe at St. Joe Paper Company where he worked for the next 38 years. Dollene went to beauty school and opened up her own shop after working at the Clip and Curl in downtown Blountstown. She would be a hairdresser for the next 34 years. After living in St. Joe for eight years, Bert and Dollene moved back to the homestead in Blountstown and built a house. They had three boys, eight grandchildren, and 11 greatgrandchildren. Through it all, Dollene says the secret to a long marriage is to realize that there are going to be good times and bad times. She says that you have to dwell on the good times and pray and trust the Lord about the bad times. Bert says that they made a pact when they got married that if one of them got upset he or she would go outside until the other one cooled off. So Bert says that his secret has been plenty of fresh air and sunshine. They both say, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5 & 6. James Bertelle and Dollene Kever McDougaldCouple will mark 60 years of marriage with reception at Lake Mystic ChurchBert McDougald credits Plenty of esh air and sunshine as one of the secrets to a good marriage.McDougalds met at the Blountstown drive-in and went MAISON SCOTT HALLMaison Scott Hall turned two years old on Jan. 5. He celebrated his birthday with family and friends on Dec. 31 with a Mickey Mouse birthday party. He is the son of Kelly Hall of Bristol and Jesse Cardwell of Hosford. His grandparents are Margaret and Troy Hall of Bristol and Wendy and Danny Ernest of Hosford. Maison enjoys spending time with his family, playing outside, riding his new horse and tractor power-wheel and watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. CLAYTON ISAAC ORAMAClayton Isaac Orama celebratday Saturday, Jan. 7 with a John Deere party at his home with family and friends. Clayton is the son of Charles and April Orama and the little brother to Imma Orama. His grandparents include Judy Sumner and the late Darrell Crowe, Betty Orama and Isaias Orama, the late Shirley Hinson, John and Doris Crowe and Betty Henthorn. Clayton enjoys spending time with family, getting into all his sisters things, unplugging daddys alarm clock and being a mommas boy. birthdays Congratulations HunterHunter Clark killed his 1ST deer on Dec. 10 while hunting with his dad.We love you, Momma and Mr. Larry, Daddy and Heather, Caleb and Caleigh NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours or responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Cataracts?Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many.Lee Mullis M.D. and Cataract SpecialistSmart Lenses SMDr. Mulliss Smart LensSM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses.Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 4320 5th A ve. Marianna(2 Blks from Jackson Hospital)(850) 526-7775 or 1(800)769-3429 *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experienceTNTTOBY GARNETT, OWNER Collision CenterCLEARWATER -Caroline R. Yoder of Blountstown received a Presidents Recognition at Clearwater Christian College for scholastic achievement during the 2011 fall semester. In order to be recognized for this award, honorees must have been enrolled full-time and earn a minimum grade point average of 3.90 on a 4.00 scale. Yoder is a 2005 graduate and the daughter of David and Sharon Yoder of Blountstown. Yoder is a senior Biology major at Clearwater Christian College. Located on a 138-acre property on Tampa Bay, Clearwater Christian College is home to over 500 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a distinct Christian education in a traditional liberal arts environment. Clearwater Christian College is recognized by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Read more on Carolines achievements at www.readabout.me/achievements/ Caroline-R-Yoder-Received-PresidentsRecognition-at-Clearwater-ChristianCollege/3218112. Recognition at Clearwater Christian College ACHIEVEMENT
Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 11, 2012 Located in BristolLAND CLEARING-Private drives and roads -Food plots -Home sites -Small acreageCall E ddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas (850) 447-0849Eddie NoblesLAND CLEARING, EXCA V A TION AND ROOT RAKING FOR: Authorized DEALER of New Years is often the time for resolutions, and gardeners shouldnt shy away from making a few of their own. Resolve to nurture your gardens in 2012 the Florida-friendly way by working to keep the environment healthy. Whether you are new to Florida or have lived here all of your life, learn how to protect Floridas environment. Get started in your own back yard by implementing the nine principles of Florida-friendly landscaping. Learn to landscape and garden the Florida way the smart way to grow! 1) Right Plant, Right Place: Not every plant can thrive in any place. Select plants that match your sites soil, light, water, and climatic conditions. Think about buying native plants when possible, and select a variety research the mature size of your plants prior to purchase and plant them in locations that will accommodate their full size. a healthy lawn and landscape. Even plants in the right place will sometimes need supplemental watering. To together. Watch for signs of wilt and irrigate when needed. Resolve to check your irrigation system regularly to make sure its zoned correctly and that youre watering plants, not the sidewalk. : Fertilizers add nutrients to the soil for plants, but they can do more harm than good if not used wisely. Less is often best. Over-use of fertilizers not only wastes money but the practice can be hazardous to your yard and the environment since the excess may seep into our water systems. Resolve to get a soil test done on your lawn to determine the type of fertilizer that is needed. 4) Mulch: Maintain two to three inches of mulch to help retain soil moisture, prevent erosion and suppress weeds. It also gives your landscape a neat, uniform appearance and is a Florida-friendly choice for hard-to-mow slopes and shady spots. Resolve to avoid volcano mulching where mulch is piled up around tree trunks. 5) Attract Wildlife: Plants in your yard that provide food, water and shelter can conserve Floridas diverse wildlife. Select plants with or berries that animals can eat. Supply water, such as a rain garden or bird bath. Leave snags (dead trees) for birds to perch and nest in. Resolve to reduce wide-spread Unwise use of and the environment. Remember that many insects are scape. Resolve to research and implement integrated pest management (IPM) practices. Grass clippings, leaves and yard trimmings composted and recycled on site provide nutrients to the soil and reduce waste disposal. Resolve to start a compost pileits fun and easy. 8) Reduce Stormwater Runoff: Water running off your yard can carry pollutants, such as fertilizer, pesticides, soil and debris that can harm water quality. Reduction of this runoff will help prevent pollution. Resolve to add a rain barrel or a rain garden to your landscape. 9) Protect the Waterfront: Waterfront property, whether on a river, stream, pond, bay or beach, is very fragile and should be carefully protected to maintain freshwater and marine ecosystems. Resolve to protect water bodies by maintaining a ten-foot-wide buffer zone of native plants along the waters edge. Dont mow, fertil ize, or use pesticides in this area. Landscaping the Florida-friendly way means having a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy, and money while protecting Floridas future. Theresa Friday is the Residential Horticulture Exten sion Agent for Santa Rosa County. The use of trade names, if used in this article, is solely for the purpose of providing endorsement of the product name(s) and does not signify that they are approved to the exclusion of others.Resolutions to help the environment by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa County GARDENING Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menuPhone (850) 670-8441 A little out of the way, a lot less to pay! Were Still open get 2ND Come see us for the best seafood and prices around for a really great meal. Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant HOURS Monday Saturday 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m. 2816 Hwy. 98 West AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED IF YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ON TIME AUTO FINANCINGDAYLIGHTIn celebration of Florida Arbor Day, the Florida Forest Service will be giving away one gallon size different varies of trees and shrubs. We will be at the Piggly Wiggly in Blountstown on the north side parking lot on Friday, January 20 from 8:30 a.m. until noon.Call Jayne Foran at 674-2446 for more information.Forest Service giving away trees Jan. 20 for Arbor Day
JANUARY 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Notes of ThanksBlessings and Happy New Year from the staff of Liberty County Senior Citizens. We are blessed by everyone who volunteers their services and time so that we may continue services to the Seniors of Liberty County. Thank you to our Board of Directors, our Advisory Council and our Senior Companion Volunteers. Without everyones help, the Liberty County Senior Citizens Annual Flathead Tournament would not achieve the needed goal. Many sponsors donated prizes and volunteers gave many hours to make the tournament possible. Our community holiday luncheons and parties are successful with the help of our volunteers, who provide entertainment (singing and performing). The young men of Bristol Youth Academy share their singing and performing talents each December during our Senior Christmas Party/ Supper. Their presence exudes Christmas Joy and Spirit. Thank you Rita for sharing this happiness with us. Thanks to Sheriff Donnie Conyers and his staff for providing the fruit that our seniors look forward to and enjoy. This year the Children of 21st Century Learning made decorated bags for door prizes to be placed in. Congratulations from Liberty County Senior Citizens Advisory Council to Addie Carroll of Hosford who was the happy winner of the $200 Gift Card. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser. To everyone and anyone not mentioned, Thank You. The Liberty County Senior Citizens Association is thankful that we can be of service to our seniors and we look forward with anticipation to continuing these services in 2012. Of most importance are the seniors who attend our functions and receive our services; without you there would be no Senior Citizens Association. Our sincere thanks to you for allowing us to be of service to you. We wish you a Blessed New Year, The Liberty County Senior Citizens OrganizationThe family of Brother E.P. Fuqua wish to thank those who offered condolences at his passing Nov. 28. So many responded with comfort, prayers, food and donations to ministries. To those who have called and offered testimonials, those who have been very comforting. He loved the people of this area. A special thanks to Dr. Bristol and his staff for years of care. Thank you all for being friends to him and our family. He is surely missed but waits for us in Heaven. The family of Brother E.P. Fuqua 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. 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& CrematoryMONROE TIMOTHY ELDER, SR. BRISTOLReverend Monroe Timothy Elder, Sr., 77, of Bristol, went to be with his Lord on Jan. 3, 2012 after an extended illness. He was born in Monroeville, AL on March 19, 1934. He graduated from Port St. Joe High School in Port St. Joe and completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. He went to Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA and received a Masters in Divinity. He also received a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Florida State University. He served as a Presbyterian Minister in many churches in Georgia, Florida and Mississippi. Survivors include his wife, Sara Catherine Elder; two sons, Jonathan David Elder and his wife, Ruth of Tucson, AZ and Monroe Timothy Elder, Jr. of Bristol; a daughter, Catherine Letitia Elder of Bristol; four grandchildren; a brother, Ben Elder of Emerald, SC; a sister, Alice Yadon of St. Johns and many nephews and nieces. Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Chattahoochee Presbyterian Church. Interment followed at Eureka Cemetery in Bristol. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the arrangements. NORMAN EDWARD SORRELL BRISTOLNorman Edward Sor rell, 55, of Bristol passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2011 at his home in Bristol. He was born on June 28, 1956 in Palmer, MA and had lived in Bristol for over 14 years. He was a truck driver and served in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Irma Sorrell of Bristol; a daughter, Anna Waltman of Nokomis; a brother, Bruce Sorrell of New Mexico; three sisters, Teresa LaBlanc and Denise Phillips, both of New Mexico, and Becky Wolf of Michigan; two grandchildren, Crystal Howett of Northport and Keith Steffen of Nokomis; two greatgrandchildren, Jasher Howett and Alexis Howett, both of Northport. No services are planned. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. LUCILLE HILL SUMATRALucille Hill, 88, of Sumatra passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 in Blountstown. She was born in Bristol on May 23, 1923 to the late Robert and Annie (Tipton) Minton. She was a homemaker and was a member of Sumatra Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Hill and a son, Dempsey Hill. Survivors include her son, Ernest Hill and his wife, Diane of Bristol; her daughter, Willie Jean Hill of Sumatra; four grandchildren, Amy, Amanda, Mary and Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Sumatra Assembly of God Church with Reverend Ann Nelson Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com. JOHN MICHAEL HEMMINGS CLARKSVILLEJohn Michael Hemmings, 34, of Clarksville passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 in Blountstown. He was a carpenter for Panhandle Construction and was of the Baptist faith. He once said that he had lived a great life, a life of ten men, and if he died tomor face and made everyone around him laugh. He would always help people in any way he could. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. He is now in heaven with his mother, Teresa Hemmings, his son, Legend Hemmings and his dear Uncle Pat. Clarksville; two sons, John Hemmings, Jr. and Sonny Hemmings; a daughter, Brittany Hemmings; his father, Ken Hemmings and a brother, Mark Hemmings, all of Bushnell; a step-son, Christopher Whitehead of Clarksville; his godparents, Nanna Nancy and Papa Rodney Keene; a godbrother, Roddy Keene and Melisa; and a godsister, Meagan Keene, all of Cottondale; special friends from Bushnell, Rick and Kim Morris; his grandmother-in-law, Geneva Pitts of Blountstown; his mother and father-in-law, Sheila and Gerald McFarland; brothers-in-law, Roland Whitehead and his wife, Leann, Richard Whitehead and his wife, Jazmine and Frankie Stone, all of Clarksville, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.11 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. YVONNE FOWLERBLOUNTSTOWN Yvonne Fowler, 74, of Blountstown passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in Blountstown. She was born in Blountstown March 23, 1937 to the late Lucious and Eldora (Padgett) Pelt. She was a homemaker and also worked at the sewing factory for several years. She was a member of Christian Home Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Damon Earl Fowler; a brother, Doug Pelt, both of Blountstown; three sisters, Betty Morris of Tallahassee, Patricia Hooks of Blountstown, and Flora Klepser of Pensacola; a special niece, Regina Hooks of Blountstown; other nieces, nephews, and extended family. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 12 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the funeral home. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. On-line condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. The inaugural student activity of the FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Project will take place on Friday, Jan. 13 beginning at 8:30 a.m. CT at Chipola College and will involve students from Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Calhoun, and Liberty Counties. In conjunction with the day-long event, students will be bused from their home schools to the college campus where they will work collaboratively in teams and delve into the science and engineering principals with Dr. James Brooks, a materials scientist, who is Director of the Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory at Florida State Universitys National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Additionally, they will learn about the exciting work of Brian Toole, a mechanical engineer who works with Navy SEALS at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory in Panama City. The FloridaLearns STEM Scholars projects is a collaborative initiative of the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC), Heartland Educational Consor tium (PAEC), and North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) representing 27 rural school districts and targeting gifted and talented students in grades 9-12. The initiative is part of $4.5 million dollar grant awarded to the consortia for the development of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education program for rural school districts. The event is part of a program designed to positively impact students perceptions, knowledge and skills in STEM and engage parents as partners throughout the threeyear grant period. The overall goals and objectives of the project include increasing the percentage of students enrolled in rigorous STEM coursework, provide opportunities for students to collaboratively problem-solve with other students, enhance student leadership skills, increase students knowledge of STEM careers, and develop and disseminate a replicable program model for Florida and the nation. For more information, contact Brenda Crouch, Project Manager, FloridaLearns STEM Scholars, Panhandle Area Educational Consortium, 753 West Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428, (877) 873-7232 ext. 2320.Chipola to host High School Stem Scholar event Jan. 13
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 11, 2012 PETS/SUPPLIESFull blooded Lab puppy 3 months old with papers. Paid $200, asking $100. Call 379-3088.1-11, 1-18Lab mix puppy, free to a good home. Almost potty trained, good puppy, loves everyone. Call 3722107. 1-11, 1-18Black mouth cur 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, 1-11 LOST & FOUNDLOST : 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 : Chocolate Lab, male last seen in South Telogia area before Christmas, heavy orange collar. Call 643-7149. 1-4, 1-11 WANTEDKeyboard player and drummer for a country and rock group. Call James at 643-5622. 1-11, 1-18Kitchen cabinets, reasonably priced. Call 674-3264. 1-11, 1-18Mobile 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, 1-11Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on Hwy. 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN\ HUNTING & FISHINGRemington model 110 auto shotgun, 28 inch barrel, 12 gauge, $425. Call 674-1617 or 447-1023, leave message. 1-11, 1-18PSE X Force dream season, fully loaded bow, $500 or will trade for TC Encore or Walther PPK any caliber. Call 573-5656. 1-4, 1-11 CAMPERS, like new condition, very clean inside and out, four new tires and new A/C unit, $8,700. Call 643-6180. 1-4, 1-11lamp, $8. Two night stands, $15 for both. Two metal 4x4 cabinets with drawers, $65 for both. Call 674-3264. 1-11, 1-18Glass for table top, measures 39 inches, 3/8 inch thick, $50. Call 674-1617 or 447-1023, leave message. 1-11, 1-18Coffee 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 chair, $20. Call 674-3264. 1-4, 1-11Glass top table, with four chairs, $50. Call 209-0527. 1-4, 1-11 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, 1-11 TRUCKS1999 Ford F-150, 4WD, extended cab, A/T, 5.4 L, bed liner and tool box, clean and in good condition, $5,500. Call 674-4242. 1-11, 1-181998 GMC Blazer, red, rebuilt transmission, replaced main computer, starter, fuel pump, water pump, rear calipers, actuators, A/C main computer, catalytic converter miles, asking $4,000. Call 4475384. 1-11, 1-18 AUTO ACCESSORIES $400. Rear tinted sliding window, $90. Both for a 2002 GMC, C1500, short-bed truck. Call 447-5384.1-11, 1-18Four General tires, 255-70-17, brand new, $300. Call 447-0752.1-11, 1-18Transmission mount for a full size Bronco, $10. Four Ford factory 17-inch steel wheels with lugs and center caps, $100. Call 6741617 or 447-1023, leave message. 1-11, 1-18Small aluminum trailer, make offer. Call 674-3264. 1-4, 1-11 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT, spread axle, 48x102, $8,500. Call 674-8992.1-11, 1-18Weed eater, electric trimmer and edger, new, $35. Call 674-1617 or 447-1023, leave message. 1-11, 1-18 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 SALEBrown rocker recliner, $40, love seat with blue print, $45, chair, $15, TV, $15, wood cabinet, $35. Also a 3 ft. ceramic doll, $15 and a barbecue grill, $20. Call 6745583. 1-11, 1-18Antique radio and record player, plays 33 or 45 records. Works good, $40. Call 643-2967. 1-11, 1-18Large stuffed red dog $8. Call 674-3264. 1-11, 1-18Beautiful white dress with pearls, lace and sequins, childs size 4, $10. Call 643-5479. 1-11, 1-18Kelty backpack internal frame, in good condition, great for overnight hiking and camping trips, $25. Call 447-5384. 1-11, 1-18Graco Baby Pack and Play in good condition, $25. Call 4475384. 1-11, 1-18Windows new, 24x36 and smaller. Call 643-1038. 1-11, 1-18 with accessories, like new, $500. Call 674-1617 or 447-1023, leave message. 1-11, 1-18Ab 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, 1-11Lots 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 ELECTRONICSVerizon LG Vortex touch screen smart phone, have box, disc, charger, manual and case, $100. Verizon pre-paid service card, $50. Call 447-2339. 1-11, 1-181935 Adding machine, $25 OBO. Call 379-3002. 1-11, 1-18TV with VCR, $50. Call 3793002. 1-4, 1-11 APPLIANCESNew gas stove, never used, $500. Call 674-3264. 1-11, 1-18Side-by-side refrigerator, $150. Call 674-3264. 1-4, 1-1136 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 FURNITUREComputer desk, $25. Table BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL FOR RENTBLOUNTSTOWN Phone 643-7740 For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers.With 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: Real EstateBY OWNERCall (850) 447-2372 UFN Roomy mobile home, 3 BD, 2 BA located on a private lot, very nice, NO PETSMobile Home FOR Rent I BCall 643-6646 NO INTEREST PLANS R.E. BrokerLAND SALE 10 ACRE + TRACTSPaved Highway Frontage With Planted Pine Trees From $4,995 per acreWith $600 Down Regular ContractWith $2,500 Down No Interest First Y earWith $5,000 Down No Interest First 2 Y ears Owner Financing No Qualifying FOR RENTin BlountstownCall 674-3264RENT TO OWN or MAYBE reduced lease.4 BD, 1 BA home 3 BD, 2 BA trailer $0 down, 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
JANUARY 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 STARSCOPEF AMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, youre in a good mood, and you begin to express your inner child this week. You want to participate in as many activities as you can. T AURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, your idealistic view of work this week may win you extra points with the boss. This is especially true if you continue to put your head down and work hard. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, although the week proves to be very busy, somehow youre able to sail through without a worry. Thats ideal for keeping stress levels at a minimum. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, things seem to be even keel at home, but there is something that will pop up this week that will catch you off guard. Stay alert and you will handle it effectively. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, your physical energy is high this week, and that gives you a little more hop in your step. It also enables you to get a lot of things accomplished. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you like to work behind the scenes and not be the center of attention. But this week you may be even more out of the limelight than ever. Others may wonder if youre there. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, your fantasy life is very vivid right now, and it may put a little fun and spice to your everyday activities. Find inspiration through dreams and other desires. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you could have a series of very productive days this week. You are at the top of your professional game and are actually enjoying the feeling of power. SAGITT ARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, getting together with a few coworkers or friends and having a night out could be just what you need this week. Its time to relax and kick back. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn. But you cant let ambition rule your life. Sometimes it is best to just enjoy the moment and the people around you. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, others may want you to explore uncharted territory. While momentarily sceptical, you soon could realize this is an opportunity that does not come along too often. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, though you may try to keep your feelings to yourself this week, it wont be hard for others to discern your mood.Week of Jan. 15 ~ Jan. 21JANUARY 15 Chad Lowe, Actor (44) JANUARY 16 Debbie Allen, Choreographer (42) JANUARY 17 Michelle Obama, First Lady (48) JANUARY 18 Megan York, Actress (19) JANUARY 19 Katey Sagal, Actress (58) JANUARY 20 Rainn Wilson, Actor (46) JANUARY 21 Emma Lee Bunton, Singer (36) altha wildcatsAltha plans SAC meeting Jan. 12There will be a School Advisory Counsel meeting on Thursday, January 12 at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Media Center. Everyone is invited. Monday, Jan. 16 kicks off Altha Schools 2012 Homecoming Week with the theme: Back Where I Come From. in the gym at 6:30 p.m. Monday night. Friday, Jan. 20. as they take on Bethlehem Friday afternoon. JV plays at 6 p.m and Varsity at 7:30 p.m. the Annual Alumni Game and Chili Cook-Off at 6 p.m. RIGHT: Candidates for King and Queen include, Cook. Second row: Cortney Harris, Kimi Wiltse and Brianna Attaway. Third row: Will Rogers and Anthony Young. Fourth row: Colby Barrentine, Caleb Chew and Jacob Warner. BELOW: Candidates for 8th grade prince and princess are on and Aubree Bay. Second row: Sawyer OBryan, Johnny Aaron and Jay Yon. Crown Bearer Christian Hupp and Flower Girl, Jolene Alday. Second row: 6th Grade, Josie Hall and Max Scott; 7th Grade, Hunter Young and Madison Smith; 9th Grade, Daniel Lowery and (not pictured) Kelsey Thomas; 10th Grade, Kayla Gay and (not pictured) Kyler Dew; 11th Grade, Devin Ferrell and (not pictured) Chelsea Murphy.Coronation & talent show to kick off Homecoming Week at Altha School Thursday, Jan. 12 SAC Meeting Media Center 5 p.m.; JV/V Basketball vs. R.F Munroe, 5:30/7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 STEM Seminar at Chipola College; JV/V Basketball vs. Wewa, 5:30/7 p.m. Wed. Sat., Jan. 13-14 Chorus trip Tampa Monday, Jan. 16 No school MLK Jr. Day, Homecoming Coronation 6:30 p.m. in the Gym Tuesday, Jan. 17 JV/V Basketball vs. Vernon, 5:30/7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 Black light Pep Rally 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 Parade 1 p.m.; JV/V Basketball vs. Bethlehem 6/7:30 p.m., Homecoming Game Saturday, Jan. 21 Chili Contest 4 p.m.; Alumni Basketball Game and 6 p.m.Altha School Calendar of EventsCalling all Wildcats! Its time for the Annual Homecoming Chili Cook-Off and Alumni Game. Mark your calendars for Saturday Jan. 21. The fun isnt just for Altha School Alumni -everyone is invited! The festivities start with the Chili Cook-Off. Anyone can enter. Just have your crockpot with your favorite recipe at the gym by 4 p.m. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place as well as the crowd favorite. The concession stand will open at 5 p.m. Its $2 or $5 to sample them all. Want to relive your Glory Days? Alumni basketball players and cheerleaders can sign up to participate. Please contact Rhonda OBryan in the front ofAlumni, bring your memora bilia to share. There will be old yearbooks and other items on display as well as some yearbooks for sell. Well also have the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce ornament featuring Altha School available for $15 and Wildcat Tshirts and caps. The event is sponsored by the Altha PTO and is a fundraiser for the students at Altha School. Admission is $3. We appreciate everyones support and promise a great evening for the entire family.by Autumn CookSeniors are tickets for either a $100 Wal-Mart gift card or a homemade Altha quilt. for the Wal-mart gift card are $1 tickets for the quilt are also $1 per chance or $5 for 10 chances. The drawing will be during the homecoming basketball game on Jan. 20. You do not have to be present to win. If interested, see any senior to pur chase your ticket. go towards the senior trip. $100 gift card & homemade quiltAlumni Game and chili cookoff planned Jan. 21 LIBERTY *All breakfasts include a choice of assorted cereal with buttered toast whole wheat and juice Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417Bristol Dental ClinicMENUS SPONSORED BY: WednesdayBREAKFAST: Sausage and gravy biscuit.* LUNCH: Turkey taco with romaine lettuce and tomato or cobb salad, mexicorn, mixed fruit with strawberries. ThursdayBREAKFAST: French toast sticks and ham.* LUNCH: Beef and bean chili with saltines or meatball sub on whole wheat roll, carrots and apricots.FridayBREAKFAST: Grilled cheese on whole wheat.* LUNCH: Crispy chicken on a whole wheat bun or ham chef salad, baked potato tots and peaches. (4th grade pizza)MondayMLK HOLIDAY NO SCHOOLTuesday LUNCH: BBQ Chicken with whole wheat roll or grilled cheese, baked beans, carrots and baked apples. CA L HOUN *All breakfasts include a choice of assorted cereal with buttered toast and juice SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Jan. 11-17, 2012WednesdayBREAKFAST: French toast sticks with syrup, sausage patty. LUNCH: Stuffed crust pizza, garden salad, fresh fruit, home baked cookie.ThursdayBREAKFAST: Grits and ham cubes, baLUNCH: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread stick and mixed fruit cup.FridayBREAKFAST: Sausage gravy and biscuit. LUNCH: Cheese pizza, garden salad and fresh fruit.MondayMLK HOLIDAY NO SCHOOLTuesdayBREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs, grits. LUNCH: Chicken tetrazzini, broccoli/caulifruit.
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 11, 2012 THE JOURNAL JOB MARKET $A VON$Earn 40%, Starter Kit ONLY $10Call today: (850)570-1499www.youravon.com/tdavies *Preferred Ford *Familiar with most engines *Experience preferredCall for your interview today!TECHNICIAN NEEDED Business growing and in need of an energetic, highly motivated person.Must be honest Familiar with sales Great personality Can work independently Great with people.Call for an interview today!SALE S PER S ON NEEDED 45 positions Temporary/seasonal work. Stable Attendant needed to handle horses. Work includes feeding, watering, turning out horses and general farm work. From 2/1/2012 to 11/30/2012 at Winbak Farm, LLC, Chesa experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $10.34/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transpor tation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in the state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MD Job Order #219211. REFERENCES NEEDED Night & Day shifts available Call 762-8915 after 6 p.m. (leave message)Caregiver for Cancer Patient LEGAL NOTICES PUBLIC AUCTION Jamies Auto Repair will hold a public auction on Feb. 3, 2012 at 9 a.m. (ET).1999 Ford ContourVin# 1F AFP6639XK210532 Our auction will be held at Jamies Auto Repair at 12395 Baker Street, Bristol, FL. Jamies Auto Repair reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The Calhoun-Liberty Journal 1-4-11 & 1-11-12. If you need any more information on the above vehicle, please call (850) 643-9193 ask for Jamie.1-4, 1-11NOTICE OF VOTE IN QUESTIONNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: VICT OR R. OJEDA Last known address of: 18384 NE Lonesome Dove Ln Hosford, FL 32334 eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Bristol, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Published one time in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal 1-11-12 Marcia A. Wood Liberty County Supervisor of Elections P.O. Box 597, Bristol, FL 32321 Dated Jan. 11, 2012 1-11-12 blountstown high schoolby Debbie Williams, Ed.D., BHS Assistant PrincipalBlountstown High School will hold a School Advisory Council Meeting on Monday, Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Conference Room. The agenda will be posted on the BHS website www.blountstownhigh.org. The public is invited to attend.BHS to host student/parent FAFSA workshop Jan. 26by Rebecca Stanley, BHS Guidance CounselorBlountstown High School will host a student/parent FAFSA workshop from 5 7 p.m. on Jan. 26. This workshop is being held to assist seniors and/or their parents/guardians, with their applications for federal student A representative from the Florida Department of Education will be on campus to conduct the workshop. Please remember that students who are applying for a Bright Futures Scholarship are now required to complete a FAFSA. We hope to have all seniors and their parents or guardians in attendance. 2011-2012 documents needed to complete the FAFSA include: *Social Security numbers *Drivers License number (if any) *2011 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned *2011 Federal Income Tax Return for the current tax year *Parents 2011 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student) *2011 untaxed income records *Current bank statements *Current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records *Alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U. S. citizen)BHS plans advisory council meeting Jan. 23 CLJN ews.COM MUSIC LESSONS HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH Did you get a guitar or keyboard for Christmas? Have you always wanted to learn how to play? Beginning Saturday morning, Jan. 14, the Praise Team at Hillcrest Baptist Church will be offering free music lessons to children age 6 to adults from 9:30-11 a.m. If you have an instrument, bring it with you. We will offer these lessons every other Satur day. Come with a desire to learn and a love for music. We are located 5 miles west of Sheltons Corner on CR 274. For more information call Pastor For rest Parker at 209-2253. SW AT PRESENTATION PRA YER CHAINERS MISSION OF GOD Trooper Larry Battle mesmerized the Hugh Creek Prayer Chainer SWAT with a fantastic presentation recently on the use and necessity of wearing seat belts and using child restraints. The SWAT kids and adults were excited about the 35 mph roll over assimilator to show the danger of not wearing seat belts. Educational materials NEWS FROM THE PEWSThe Tolar Boys Basketball team had plenty to celebrate, winning the 2011 Panhandle Conference Champs with a 15-0 season. The team is pictured here showing off their trophy with the cheerleaders and coaches. Front row, from left: Hulya Reisoglu, Josie Bruffett, Rhiannon Faircloth, Shamon Mosley, Cephus Green, Levi Brannan, Jarkevis Bess, Chris Williams, Jarrod Beckwith, Jordon Chaney, J.J. House, LeAnne Smith and Cheyanne Kyle. Back row: Justin Beckwith (water boy), Tanner Young, Marlon Black, Marco Espinoza, Maze Holmes, Milo Brown, PJ Graham, Coach Buzzy Lewis, Juliana Pullam, Kaly Partridge, Amber Revell and Kaylee Wheetley. T olar Boys Basketball 2011 Panhandle Conference Champs; end season 15-0with lifesaving infor mation about seat belt restraint and the harm caused by tobacco use were passed out at the end of the presentation. SPECIAL ASSEMBL Y DAY JEHOVAHS WIT NESSES The local congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses would like to invite you to attend a Special Assembly Day on Jan. 14 at the Marina Civic Center in Panama City. The theme of the assembly is, Let Y our Will Take Place, based on Matthew 6:10. All are invited to attend and to pay careful attention to this encour aging program. The program starts at 9:40 a.m. No admission fee and no collections are taken. w. r. tolar School
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That Darn PumpThere is never a convenient time to be without water.WELLS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, LIBERTY TIRE COMPANY 10781 NW SR 20 Bristol, Fl 32321Call 643-2939 MV84845Hours: Monday thru Friday 7 5 & Saturday 7 12Come see us for all your tire needs or give us a call for roadside service, oil changes & tire rotation. We specialize in sales and repair of tires for:Commercial Trucks and Trailers, OTR Equipment, Farm Equipment, Passenger Car & Light Truck TiresMinutes from the Dec. 8 Liberty Commission meeting meeting of the Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretaryThe meeting was called to order by Chairman Dexter Barber. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Dick Stanley. Pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Jim Johnson. Motion to approve the minutes of the special meeting held Nov. 3, regular meeting Nov. 10, emergency meeting Nov. 11 and special meeting Nov. 22, 2011 was made by Johnson, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to add to the agenda 1.) Discuss FQHC letter of request and 2.) Commissioner Butcher to discuss employees was made by Johnson, seconded by Williams and carried. The county attorney will look at policies for cemeteries. Craig McMillian with Pat Thomas Insurance Company presented the Board with a return premium check in the amount of $15,730 from Florida Municipal Trust and Florida League of Cities. Bid on the Service/Maintenance Truck was opened. The only bid received was from FTJ Contracting, Inc., Graham, North Carolina in the amount of $25,800. This truck has 177,000 miles and is a 1999 Ford F-550. Motion to table was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to approve Resolution #11-21 to close Alleyways in Block 15,16,17 and 18 in West Hosford as recorded in Plat Book A page 19 was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Janet Hanson, Director of Management 211 Big Bend, Inc. came before the Board to make the Board aware of the services offered by 211. Daniel Stanley with the Florida Forest Service presented the annual report and mutual aid plan. Clerk Hill told the Board that there were concerned citizens in Hosford that have requested that we contact the Department of Transporta tion and request that the speed limit be lowered way 20. The Clerk will contact Ralph Yoder with DOT. Clerk Hill told the Board that Veterans Park will have Christmas in the Park next week. There will be over 300 kids to ride the train from Blountstown, Bristol and Hosford Elementary Schools. Motion to approve the county attorney to look at agree ment for FQHC at their request was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to appoint Commissioner Albert Butcher to serve on the FQHC Board was made by Johnson, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to give the county employees Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 before Christmas off was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to pay the bills was made by Williams, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Butcher, seconded by Williams and carried. Warrant List & Numbers Operating Fund 3877 Weatherization 4605 Operating Fund 32495 ________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, Chairman Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary Chairman Dexter Barber called the meeting to order. Present were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Attorney Tim Warner and Clerk Robert Hill. Prayer was given by Commissioner Stoutamire. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commissioner Williams. Dr. Celeste Philip with the Liberty County Health Department was introduced to the Commissioners. Attorney Tim Warner presented the Nov. 28, 2011 mediation agreement on the Odum case to the Board for their approval. The total settlement was for $50,000. Florida Association of Counties trust will pay $32,500. Liberty County Commission will pay $17,500. This action settles the lawsuit against the Liberty County Commission and former Commissioners L.B. Arnold and John T. Sanders. Motion by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson and carried to approve this settlement. Motion to adjourn by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. _______________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, ChairmanDecember 6 special meeting minutes of the Liberty County Commission The Calhoun-LibertyJOURNALServing two counties that make up one great community!HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday (ET)PHONE (850) 643-3333 or F AX (850) 643-3334email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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