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: 01-18-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL CLJNews.com WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 3 50includes tax Altha HomecomingKing and Queen ID sought for pedestrian killed in collision with truck in QuincyThe Florida Highway Patrol is seeking help in identifying a man killed in Quincy Monday night when he was hit by a truck. William Larimore, 30, of Carrabelle, was eastbound on US 90 at 10:05 p.m., approaching Ben Bostick Road, when his 2000 Ford F-150 collided with a Hispanic male pedestrian in the inside lane. the center of the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Larimore pulled off the road after the collision. Neither he nor his 15-year-old passenger were injured. The pedestrian is approximately 5 feet tall, 110 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has scars on his left cheek, his right calf and his left ankle. He was wearing a black jacket, tan pants and a blue sweatshirt. He is thought to be between 40 and 50 years old. Anyone with information that would help identify him is asked to contact the FHP at (850) 410-3069. School News...12 Farmers Almanac...13 Obituaries...15 Classieds...16 & 17 Jobs & Legals...18 Sheriff's Log...2 Community Calendar...4 Commentary...6 & 7 News from the Pews...8 Birthdays & Births...9by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorLiberty Countys economic future just got a little brighter with the news that a Melbourne-based here. made the announcement at Monday nights Liberty County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and banquet in Bristol. County would create 140 construction jobs for a 2 1/2 to three year period and then establish 20 to 25 full time positions. told chamber members. Were going to build these The company would use acres of solar panels to produce power, which would be sold to utility companies that would in turn sell it to their customers. The bottom of the panels would be between 18 and 30 inches off the ground and top A 20 megawatt solar farm is about 200 acres of he said. and were searching for locations where we could the companys interest in Liberty County. At the beginning of Mondays banquet, the Liberty County Commission called a brief special meeting to pass a resolution demonstrating their support for the project and showing their willingness exemptions. That tax break would not affect monies going to the school system and would be limited to a maximum of ten years. Commissioners were able to act quickly since the county passed a referendum exemptions to qualifying applicants. The process will go through the ordinance procedure and public Last September, the company made known plans to build a giant 400-acre solar farm in Company planning to build ve solar farms in Liberty County We consider ourselves farmers of a sort. Were going to build these assets and then farm the sun.National Solar Power CEO James ScrivenerLiberty County Commissioners listen as a resolution supporting the Solar Farm project is read during a brief special meeting held during the Chamber banquet Monday night. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOSSee SOLAR FARMS continued inside on page 11King Caleb Chew and Queen Brianna Attaway will represent Altha School in this weeks homecoming events. For a full schedule, see page 12.Four charged with making methamphetamine in home with children present ..........3 Neighbor arrested for sexual assault of 7-year-old boy ....3 Clarksville woman arrested for stabbing housemate.....17 Three charged with selling 56 hydrocodone pills .........18 Pair arrested after visit from DCF investigator ..............18 Altha man jailed for DUI after trooper spots wreckage.....18 INSIDE


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 18, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTYJan. 9 Tracey Stacy, VOP, CCSO. Billy Joe Wood, III, VOSP, CCSO. Christopher Ryan Johnson, battery on speciCCSO. Luetta Ashley Deal, obstructing/resist arrest without violence, CCSO Jan. 10 Karen Bryant, VOCP, CCSO. Christopher Johnson, CCSO. Pamela McMillan, codone, CCSO. Alan Kearce, CCSO. Albert Kearce, CCSO. Paul Eric Fuder, protection against domestic violence, carrying a concealed weapon (BPD warrant), CCSO. Edmond Taylor, showing obscene material to a minor child, CCSO. Pamela Bowden Mayo, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, CCSO. Jan. 11 Jessica Brown, child abuse, CCSO Angela Howard, child abuse, CCSO Casey Ruis, abuse, CCSO. Brandon Keller, child abuse, CCSO Michael Harmon, Jan. 12 Charles Barbee, driving with license suspendBPD. Jan. 13 Monique Kee, driving with license suspended or revoked, BPD. Jan. 15 Raymond Keith Sowell, sisting arrest without violence, improper exhibition CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYJan. 9 Johnny Petty, Jan. 10 Luetta A. Deal, Pamela McMillan, Pamela Mayo, Jan. 11 Jessica Brown, CCSO. Angela Howard, CCSO. Jesse Manning, ing, principal in the 1st degree, dealing in stolen Jan. 13 Steven Allen Richter, Monique Lacheryl Kee, CCSO. Kirsten Mullis, S H E R IFFS LOGBlountstown Police Dept.Jan. 9 through Jan. 15, 2012 Citations issued: Accidents...............00 .................26 Special details Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00 Complaints..............................................................92 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 WILL NO INTEREST PLANS R.E. BrokerLAND SALE 10 ACRE + TRACTSPaved Highway Frontage With Planted Pine T rees 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 $1,000CASH REWARDFor information leading to an arrest for the property taken from my Lake Mystic home. No questions will be asked. Call Tim Revell at 544-5441 or the Liberty County Sheriffs 643-5615.A 25-year-old Blountstown man was arrested last week on grand theft charges after four after-market rims and tires were taken from a vehicle awaiting repairs in the yard of a Magnolia Church Road residence. The 1987 two-door Honda had been at the home of Linda McCourt for several months, where her son, Michael Harmon, was in the process of rebuilding the motor. On Dec. 29, a friend who had just driven by the residence called longer in the yard. moved behind McCourts home and saw that the after-market rims and tires had been replaced with stock equipment. When Layfield spoke with McCourt, she told him her son, Michael, and another man she knew only as Robbie changed out the rims and tires about a month ago. She said she did not know where her son was currently living. Layfield reported the theft and provided a receipt for the missing parts which included rims, tires, lug nuts and valve stems purchased from Keystone Automotive Operations Inc. for $640.64. to contact Harmon by cell phone, Harmon called him. He said he had removed the rims and tires to keep them safe and said he would return them. During a phone conversation with a deputy, Harmon said there had been a prowler around the house so he took the property to a friends shop in Marianna for safekeeping. He said he didnt take the items to miles away because he was owed money for working on the car. He said he would return the property by the next day. When the property was not returned by Jan. 3, a deputy contacted Harmon and was told the rims and tires were with his friend, Robbie Duke. After a call from a deputy, Duke brought the Harmon was charged with grand theft over $300. He was arrested and then given a conditional release.Mechanic charged with grand theft for switching out tiresMICHAEL HARMON An argument over the phone with his girlfriend led to the arrest of 38-year-old Raymond Keith Sowell after he went to her home with a gun, according to a report from responded to a call from a residence on 22nd Street in Blountstown at 5:45 p.m. Sunday where a witness reported that Sowell had driven up and gotten out of his vehicle carrying what appeared to be a machine gun. Sowell left the site but returned soon after Jody Hoaglands vehicle. The deputy stepped out, pulled his gun from the holster and ordered Sowell to exit his truck. Sowell put his vehicle in reverse and attempted patrol car. Deputies ordered Sowell to get out of his truck numerous times before he complied and was taken into custody. BPD Lt. Darryl Temple found what appeared to be a black MP5 submachine gun with a large banana magazine in Sowells arrived, he got out of his truck, weapon in hand, and walked around his girlfriends yard. He was charged with breach of peace, improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest without violence.Man charged for going to home with gun after argument RAYMOND SOWELL ITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISE in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal and... CLJN ews.COM


JANUARY 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 ARREST REPORTS continued from page 2 NOTICEAs a courtesy to Property Owners in Liberty County, the Propto inform you that the Automatic Homestead Exemption and Greenbelt have DO NOT have 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 & Older NOT MUST 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 SPECIAL TYPOSTS FACTORY SECONDS 2-3" 3-4" 4-5" 5"+ ITEMS SUBJECT TO A V AILABILITYLiberty Post and Barn Pole Inc.DEMPSEY BARRON ROAD, Phone (850) 643-5995WE'VE GOT THE FENCE POSTS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.A mother who noticed that her sevenyear-old son suddenly began acting strangely and refused to go to a neighbors home where he had been a frequent visitor told authorities the boy indicated to her that he had been sexually molested, according to a report from the Calhoun County She said Edmond Nicholas Taylor, 34, of Altha had moved into their trailer park several weeks ago and befriended her and her children and served as an occasional Her son had often gone to Taylors residence to watch movies and had spent the night there, but in late December, she noticed the When she later questioned her son, he told her Taylor had touched his genitals with his hands and During an interview with Child Protective Services, the boy stated that Taylor liked to watch naked boy on The little boy also told investigators that Taylor had Deputies served a search warrant on Taylors trailer and found two male por nographic DVDs along with nude photos A computer was taken from the home and sent to the FDLE crime lab to determine During a taped interview with investigators, Taylor admitted he babysat the boy and his younger sibling a few times but said they had only been at his home When told of the boys accusations, Taylor denied that he had ever touched After learning that the child would have a medical him that there had been some sexual activity between He said the boy told him that about a week before Christmas when he had spent the night with him and EDMOND TAYLOR Deputies who planned to serve arrest warrants on two people last week found themselves taking four to jail after walking into a haze of methamphetamine fumes at a Blountstown residence, according to a report from the Calhoun County Sheriffs Deputy John Scheetz went to a home on NW Cook two suspects wanted on When they pulled into the driveway, they spotted Casey Ruis, 34, of Havana coming out of a north door of the deputies, turned and ran back As the deputies walked up, they heard the sound of several people running through the mobile home and heard more They walked up the porch and were met at the door by Angela Howard, 33, of Clarksville, and Brandon deputies could see into the master bedroom which the strong chemical odor of methamphetamine being From the porch, they could see a clear Pyrex dish on Howard said others in the home at that time included Ruis, his girlfriend, Jessica Brown, 26, of Tallahassee, All were asked to step outside and the deputies went in to walk through the home to deactivate any methIn plain view, I identified the components of a methamphetamine lab and numerous items stated in the arrest report, also noting, It appeared that the contents of a reaction vessel had been discarded down the A hotplate and folded piece of burnt tinfoil was found on the bedroom dresser; elsewhere, a variety of materials used in the one were found including striped lithium batteries, drain opener, several cold compress packs that are used as a source of ammonium nitrate, a 32 ounce and empty pseudoephedrine inside a glass container in the Howard, who was found to be the only adult living in the home, told Nichols they were only smoking All except Brown said they knew meth was being in the home and added that her drug of choice was crack cocaine, which she said she had been smoking Both of Howards children were in the home while All four were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals, Four charged with manufacturing meth in Blountstown home with kids presentJESSICA BROWN CASEY RUIS ANGELA HOW ARD BRANDON KELLER ARREST REPORTS


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 18, 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! 5,359 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL ST AFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-FTHE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Wednesday, January 18Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, January 23 Tuesday, January 24 Sunday, January 22 Saturday, January 21 Thursday January 19 Friday, January 20TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Vol. Fire Dept. AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center Sit-n-Sew meeting, 6 pm., First United Methodist Church Youth Hall on Clinton St. 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown.TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 9 a.m., WT Neal Civic Center 6 p.m., Apalachee Rest. TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol Alzheimers Project support group, 11:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun Co. Courthouse 7 p.m., Fire House Alzheimers Project support group, 4 p.m., Calhoun Liberty Hospital Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday Donny Bolding & Peggy Shiver Greg Johnson JANUARY 16-22 Sundance Jan. 19-29 Lavada Adkins & Mary Ellen PorterThe Guardian ad Litem Program is seeking strong, stable adults to serve as Volunteer Advocates for abused and neglected children. Every child deserves a voice in court. The next training session in Jackson County, for residents of Jackson and Calhoun counties, starts Jan. 23. Please call 482-9127 for information and an application.Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers, next training class Jan. 23Come experience the pioneers way of meat preparation and more at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlements annual Hog Butchering from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, Jan. 21. This will take place at the Wells Cabin on the Settlement grounds in historic Blountstown, just off the Florida National Scenic Trail. Admission and parking is free. Breakfast items will be available for a donation. Plate lunches will be offered for donation. For further information on the Settle ment call (850) 674-2777 or e-mail info at ppmuseum.org. planned Jan. 21 at SettlementThe UF/IFAS, Liberty County Extension service is offering a basic sewing class Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. The class will be an explanation of the basics machine, sewing supplies, fabrics, and pattern. We start with basic sewing supplies, including scissors, pins, seam ripper, needles, measures, etc. There is an indepth overview of the sewing machine and light maintenance. There will be an explanation of fabric including nap, content, and handling. Finally we learn what the back of the pattern tells us and why it is important. This class is designed to give you a good foundation for many years of successful sewing. The class project is an apron made with a linen napkin. If you have a sewing machine, please bring along with any basic sewing supplies you have. You will need to bring a linen napkin along with two yards of coordinating 1 wide ribbon and matching thread. The cost of the class is $5 and must be paid at time of registration no later than Friday, Jan. 20 at the Liberty County ExPlease call 643-2229 for further infor mation. Basic Sewing class to be held Jan. 24Altha FBC World Changers will hold a 4 on 4 volleyball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Altha school gym. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with play beginning at 9 a.m. (CT). There will be a $10 per person entrance fee with a team max of 7 members. Co-Ed teams must have at least two females on the court at all times. Please make contact by Wednesday, Jan. 25 in order to sign up. To sign up or ask questions contact Miriam at (850) 2721608, Missy at (850) 209-7323 or Kristen at (850) 643-1617.FBC World Changers plan tourney Jan. 28Kids ages 4-10 are invited to a free baseball clinic on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Hosford sports complex behind the school. The clinic will begin at 10 a.m. The clinic is being organized by Gods Will, an organization designed to work with kids in various activities. The goal is to keep the kids off the streets, keep them motivated and interested in fun activities. For more information or to sign up contact Ray Glisson before Jan. 25 at (850) 510-1372. If you are interested in helping with this or future activities give us a call. Donations are welcome to assist with our mission. The Calhoun County Dixie Girls Softball will hold sign ups on Jan. 21, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the W. T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. Girls 8-18 years old are eligible to play. Sign up cost is $60. For more information or questions contact Danny at (850) 762-2092.Calhoun Dixie Girls softball sign ups beginning Jan. 21Blountstown High School will host a Hoops For Hope basketball game on Jan. rently in progress, and it will continue purchased from any BHS SGA member, or at the games. If you would like to submit a photograph for a remembered one or a survivor, you can drop it off at the front desk of BHS or email a digital copy to trentsmith93@ gmail.com. The games will be at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27.Blountstown High plans Hoops for Hope Jan. 27 FLORIDA


JANUARY 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS The Diamond Corner FINE JEWELRY & GIFTS NEW COLORS IN STO C K NOW We carry a large selection of Vera Bradley Bags, Totes, Luggage, Wallets, Eyewear, Stationary and More. SAMPLEMARIANNAThe next event in the Chipola Artist Series Songs and Stories of the Civil War is set for Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Chipola College Theater. Professional musician Bobby Horton will transport the audience back in time to the most turbulent era in our nations history. Dressed as a 19th century per former, using period musical instruments, Horton explores the stories of both the North and South through the music they loved with each song placed in historical context. Each song is placed in historical context and portrays the struggles, hopes, and fears of Americans during this long These song and stories tell of sweethearts and families left behind, fallen comrades, the hope of going home, and the pride, bravery, and patriotism of the volunteers who answered their countrys call. Audiences will enjoy an evening of great music, inspired storytelling, and unforgettable entertainment. Horton has produced and performed musical scores for eight Ken Burns PBS Baseball. Tickets$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under and $4 for Chipola students went on sale Jan. 17 in the college BusiTwo more events are scheduled in the series. Fused Tutu a mixed dance repertoire presented by Dance Alive, the National Ballet Company is March 18. The Whiffenpoofs, the oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella all-male singing group, will perform April 26. The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipolas Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors. For ticket information, call (850) 718-2220. Civil war minstrel to perform at ChipolaAre you a animal lover? Do you like hearing stories about the wild? Then you will have to come to the Blountstown Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 28 and meet the author of Experiencing The Adventure, Richard Gus Gustafson. His autobiographical book was written from his day-to-day diary while he worked with wild animals. His adventures began when he answered an ad for a job as an animal trainer. The next thing he knew he was hired to train black bears for the movie Gentle Ben. From roam-free park in South Florida. He spent 20 plus years in additional animal parks in California, Georgia, Japan and Korea. Gus draws the reader in as he shares stories of this fascinating life. We invite you to stop by and listen to some of them in person! He will have books for sale and we will have refreshments ready for you. The time is 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the round table and Adult Reading Room in the front part of the library. Come visit!Author Richard Gustafson to speak at Blountstown Library Chipola T eacher W orkshopThe Chipola College Future Educators Club will host teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. Here, Chipola education majors look over materials for the workshop. Pictured from left, are: (front) Jennifer Adkinson of Chipley, Sarah Moore of Dothan, Angela Gluck of Chipley, Heather Hall of Marianna, (back) Kayla Horton of Graceville, Britney Col lings of Altha, Kacy Miles of Graceville and Monica Jones of Clarksville. Sunday ApalacheeT heR estaurant Featuring BBQ Smoked RibsTake home a whole slab


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 18, 2012Gordon Gecko for President COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.You know the difference between Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Tim Tebow? When God tells Tim Tebow to run, he wins. JAY LENOPresident Obama met with Brad Pitt and AnObama checked the White House to make sure Sasha and Malia were still there. JIMMY F ALLONWhile campaigning, Jon Huntsman said he was ready to rock and roll. Not to be outdone, Mitt Romney said he was ready to easy listen. JAY LENOMitt Romney had a huge lead going into the primary. It wouldve taken a miraculous, divinely-in spired comeback for anyone to defeat him. So let Tim Tebow. CRAIG FERGUSONThis GOP race is heating up with the intensity of an Easy-Bake Oven. JIMMY KIMMELI watched the Republican debate. At one point, the candidates said there are no classes in America, a point then hotly debated by all six rich white guys that were there. CONAN OBRIENSeventy-six percent of people polled thought that Mitt was short for mittens. Id vote for him if his name was Mittens Romney. Other nations would fear us for being so adorable. CRAIG FERGUSONA report from the Department of Homeland Security says they regularly monitor social networking sites, like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. So thats who is looking at MySpace, I guess. JIMMY KIMMELRon Paul said hes nibbling at Mitt Romneys heels. At 76 years old, I hope somebodys cutting Romneys heels into bite-sized pieces for him. CRAIG FERGUSONIn his time off, Tim Tebow goes to prisons and visits with death row inmates to talk to them about God. He has visited so many death row inmates, he now has met more Oakland Raiders fans than he has Bronco fans. JAY LENOMitt Romney is saying his comments about likwhat he actually said was he likes to set poor CONAN OBRIENResearchers found a frog in new guinea that is so tiny, they believe its the smallest vertebrate on the planet. It has the tiniest backbone of any living creature, except members of Congress. JAY LENODont you think Ron Paul looks like one of those people they interview after every UFO sighting? DA VID LETTERMANThe national debt has reached $15 trillion the size of the entire U.S. economy. Yeah, I dont wanna say President Obama is out of solutions for the debt, but today he tried handing it off to Tim Tebow. JIMMY F ALLONIn North Korea, they announced theyre going to embalm Kim Jong Ils body and put it on display just like Russia did with Lenin and America did with Larry King. CRAIG FERGUSON shire primary ... and he said hes happy with the momentum he gained. You know its got to be fun being a politician. You can spin everything. Your plane is crashing and youre saying, Were happy to be landing ahead of schedule. JAY LENOTo paraphrase Gordon Gecko, the lead character in the 1987 movie Wall Street, Greed is good. The Republicans have found their Gor don GeckoMitt Romney. For 25 years, Romney was managing partner of the hedge fund Bain Capital where he allegedly made scads of money and is still receiving millions each year from Bain Capital as retirement compensation. Hedge funds are not new to Amer traditionally buy underperforming companies, reduce company costs funds arent necessarily bad for the economy unless you are a worker dition, hedge funds can have a positive effect on the economy by providing startup capital for companies. Example, Bain Capital provided supply chain. Newt Gingrich has criticized Mitt Romney for his hedge fund activilike a company that hires people to manufacture products that are then sold to the public, hedge funds, tend to destroy more jobs than they create. For many observers, hedge funds credit defaults or bundled mortgages are perfect examples of what is wrong with Wall Streetgreed. publicans want to run for president, termine what qualities Republicans want in their candidate. disciple, then they should select Mitt Romney to be their presidential canlems is an unfettered market and a Wall Street without rules to protect the American consumer, then Mitt Romney is the answer. Go for it, but they might want to review the causes economy to its knees. rational, OK by me, but one of the Seven Deadly Sins, avarice/greed, permeates the markets. Why, because the markets are manipulated by people; people who want to make as much money as possible even at the expense of their fellow American. On the opposite end of the political continuum, it seems that evangelicals want a preacher, a minister so, they should pick Rick Santorum who epitomizes far right social conservatives, many of whom would probably substitute the King James Version of the Bible for the Constitution. However, when it comes to mixing religion and politics, most people get a bit nervous about the outcome. best. It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. -Robert A. America to the period between 1776 and 1787, then select Ron Paul for president. After the 1776 revoluConstitution was adopted in 1787, the 13 states were a loose confederation operating under the Articles of Confederation. During this period, there was no central purpose in the former colonies. Each was doing its own thing. The Founders recognized that unless there was a central government that would focus the collective efforts of the newly minted 13 ed States. Libertarian Ron Paul wants to abolish most of the federal government because the current activities of the federal government are not stitution. Ron Paul would get rid of the Federal Reserve because it is not Paul would return to the gold standard as a monetary system. One of the government agencies not mentioned in the Constitution is the Energy Department which is responsible for Americas nuclear weapons. Ron Paul would shut it down. Someone should ask him what he would do with Americas stockpile of nuclear weapons. Ron Paul is an isolationist. He would bring the troops home from Europe and Asia. The former Soviet Russia from the Warsaw Pact countries after the fall of the Berlin Wall sian troops had no jobs and no place wisdom would repeat Russias mistakes. There are no vacuums in internaitary leaves Europe and Asia, then other countries like Russia or China the region. Ron Paul gives isolationism new meaning. Dangerous. Then there is Gingrich and Perry. Gingrich the right-wing scholar and much about history who thinks the ghanistan until the end of time and it would not make a whit of differ ence in the political, sociological Afghanistan people. They are what they are and the Middle East is what it is. The British and Russians tried to tame Afghanistan and failed. Like about American-style democracy in Afghanistan. See JERRY COX continued page 7


JANUARY 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARYhere is a clue. George Bush tax cuts in 2001, 2003 along with 2 wars and Medicare Part D, all paid for with borrowed money. Bush If anyone in Washington in actually interested in correcting the cuts for all of Americans, including me. Stop funding the war in Afghanistan. Make people on Medicare pay for Part D. Means test Medicare recipients. I should pay more than a widow woman living on her Social Security check. In the future, if America wants a war then have a war tax so that we pay for it. Reinstate the draft without deferments so that rich and poor get a chance to defend America. Ill bet my truck that there wont be any talk of invading Iran if everyone gets to pay and die for the right to show those Iranians a thing or two.JERRY COX continued from page 6 WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON The Obama campaign must wonder if the candidates are giving frontrunner Mitt Romney such a rough time about his role as a co-founder of Bain Capital, an asset management National Committee. Romneys claim that in the years he was leading Bain, the company and that glosses over the fact that many workers lost jobs during that same period because of Bains actions. Thats how capitalism and the free market works, Romney has been explaining on the campaign Those arguments are all true, and might have kept his critics at bay if Romney didnt make a careless remark that his rivals have seized upon. In discussing health care coverage, Romney made the point that people should be able to easily change insurance companies if theyre not happy with the service theyre getting. I like bit too exuberantly. The other candidates jumped on the statement, and, with Newt Gingrich leading the charge, are portraying Romney as a heartless capitalist who cares nothing about workers. Romney protested that everybody is taking his remark out of context, and that he was talking institutions in America. offers a window into Romneys world, revealing his state of mind when it comes to relating to working people. It makes him sound like Donald Trump, a man with a corporate mindset whose motivation is more about making money than creating jobs, a man who revels In the NBC debate on Sunday morning, when Romney said he didnt run for reelection as governor of Massachusetts because, That would have been about me. And he was more concerned about the voters, and getting back to the private sector where he could do more good. Gingrich, looking on aghast at the self-serving explanation of why Romney was a one-term governor, pointed out that Romneys poll ratings were so low that he couldnt win re-election, and in a line that should live on in the annals of politics, called on Romney to drop the pious baloney. job-creating enterprise when its chief goal was to make money. It performed handsomely for its founders and investors, making millions, while a quarter of the companies it invested in ended up bankrupt or were forced to close down their operations, according to a Wall Street Journal survey. Bain did some good things when it served, for example, as a venture capitalist to provide seed money to entrepreneurs in exchange for a large chunk of their businesses should they succeed. Theres nothing unethical about that. Where Romney is vulnerable and less able to defend himself has to do with Bains history as a corporate raider. The term describes a process where a company is taken over, dismembered, and its various parts sold off because the sum of the parts are greater than the whole. The workers that lose jobs are collateral damage. When Romney ran against Ted Kennedy for the Senate in 1994, and polls showed a possible upset in the making, the Kennedy campaign aired commercials featuring laid-off workers in Massachusetts blaming Romney. Kennedy won reelection handily. Romney will have a lot of explaining to do if he is to reassure voters that he has their best interests at heart. 2012 U.S. NEWS SYNDICATE, INC.


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 18, 2012 The nursing staff made me feel that they truly cared about my pain, and most of all my progress. Mrs. Alma Capers, Bristol, FLMrs. Alma Capers has been a resident of Bristol for over 20 years. Mrs. Capers has been happily married to Charles Capers for 56 years Mrs. Capers worked as an accounts receivable clerk for Ryals Lee Beer Distributor of Tallahassee for many cheerleader sponsor, as well as takearly December Mrs. Capers came to Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown for her rehabilitation needs. feel that they truly cared about my was made to feel at home upon my arrival, and was impressed with the photos of the staff for employee of the month and all the Christmas decorations. The therapy team was very professional and helpful. They kept me motivated every day and that was home in a few days but plan to return came to Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown for my therapy needs.Parthenon Healthcare OF BLOUNTSTOWN17884 NE Crozier Street, Blountstown The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids project: C.R. 2224, PHASE I of 18 A-2000 pipe, 31 mitered end secculvert extensions are also included. tral Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida on public entity crimes. Completion date for this project will be 150 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed presented to the successful bidder. will be set at $200 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the C.R 2224, PHASE I. Bids will be received until 10 a.m. and will be opened and read aloud be $50 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to The Liberty County Board of Comany and all bids. All Bids shall remain Jan. 18, 25 & Feb. 1 Notes of ThanksThe family and friends of John Hemmings would like to express their appreciation to the community and the many and the hospital staff who responded in our time of need. We appreciate all of you who shared with us. -----------------------------------------------The family of Jewel Dykes would like to take time to say thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedule cards or say a prayer on our behalf. We live in a wonderful community and it is a blessing to have such great friends and family to help us get through such a Thank you again, The Jewel Dykes family -----------------------------------------------The family of Bernadine Finuff would like to thank everyone for their love and kindness shown during her passing. Thank you and God bless. The family, Hazel Duggar, Dorothy Holland and Virgil Finuff ST PAUL AME St. Paul A.M.E. will be having its annual Family and Friends day with the theme Praising Together. The service will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. The community is invited to come and take part in this great worship experience. The speaker for the program will be Minister Ruth Newsome from Panama City. For more information contact Amanda Dawson at 674-5895 or Katrina Hatchett at 674-3786.GUEST SPEAKER A T CARRCARR CHAPEL Carr chapel is pleased to announce that David Throckmorton, interium Director of the CalhounLiberty Ministry Center, will be preaching at our church on Hwy 73 while our pastor travels to Maine. Reverend Throckmoton will present to the church the work at the Ministry Center and how the church can be a part of that ministry. His wife will share her talents on the piano and join David in special music. The community is invited to join us as we worship God with this special service on Jan. 22 starting 11 a.m. CST with Sunday School at 10 a.m.PRAYER MEETINGT EL OGI A ASSEMBL Y OF GOD The members of Telogia Assembly of God would like to invite the praying people in our community Fried Chicken Telephone 674-7777 over the past 10 Years The Martin Family Chad, Tonya, Ivy, Salis and Ellie Lindys 10 Year Celebration Specials$3993 Tenders & 1 side OR & 1 side to see a mighty movement of God. Join us each Monday at 10 a.m. for prayer meeting. Telogia Assembly of God is located at 18889 NE SR 65. For more information call 3798899. NEWS FROM THE PEWS


JANUARY 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Blountstown DRUGS 20370 Central Ave. W. BLOUNTSTOWN PHONE 674-2222Jewelry Cards Whitmans & Russell Stover Candy Lotions Plush Animals Much More! Call us to build your Valentine a special ordered gift basket TODAY! Call for more information to Mary Flowers at (850) 247-9377 or Jane Creamer at (800) 446-0933 IS YOUR CHILD STRUGGLING IN SCHOOL? Contact Supplemental Academic Tutoring ServiceNow offering an online assessment and instructional program that students can use at home every day for a low monthly fee. Our staff will schedule monthly assessments for progress monitoring, add lessons in problem areas if needed, and provide any help the parents need while using the program. birthdays BirthsMADEL YN LOUISE MORGAN Bridget Nichole Morgan of Hosford is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Madelyn Louise Morgan, born on Dec. 29, 2011. She weighed 7 lbs. and 2 ozs. and measured 19 3/4 inches long. Her grandparents are Scott and Mechelle Morgan of Hosford. TIFFANY SHIANNE MORGAN & BRIDGET NICHOLE MORGANTiffany Shianne Morgan (left) celebrated her 17th birthday on Dec. 22. Bridget Nichole Morgan (right) celebrated her 19th birthday on Jan. 3. Both are the daughters of Scott and Mechelle Morgan of Hosford. Their grandparents are Betty and Donald Keith and the late James Alford Richards of Ft. Braden in Tallahassee and Bud and Linda Morgan of Kinard. Their great-grandpar ents are Tom B. Arnold and the late Leola Arnold ing with friends, spending time with family and her niece Madelyn. Bridget enjoys loving on her daughter Madelyn, spending time with her family and her boyfriend Jeffery. GREY SIMS W AHLQUIST Page and Jordan Wahlquist of Bristol are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Grey Sims Wahlquist on Dec. 5, 2011. She weighed 4 lbs. 13 ozs. and was 18 3/4 inches long. Her paternal grandparents are Michael and Johnette Wahlquist of Bristol. Maternal grandparents are Mike and S ally Sims of Marianna. Her great-grandparents include John and the late Joyce Fairchild and Farrell and Kay Wahlquist, all of Bristol, Irene and the late Lester Sims of Marianna and Gerald and the late Mary Pitts of Pace. Grey was welcomed home by a host of friends and family. CHIVAS JEROME C.J. WILLIAMS JR. Chivas Jerome C.J. Williams, Jr. will be celebrating his second birthday on Jan. 15. He is the son of Dallas and Chivas Williams of Bristol. His grandparents are Patricia and Dallas Hogans and Jackie Williams, all of Bristol, and Jerome Oliver of Greensboro. His great-grandparents include Nancy Bacon, Geraldine and the late Charlie Williams, all of Bristol, Charles Wright of Bronx, NY, the late Dallas Hogans, Sr. and Bernice Glover of Blountstown. His god parent is Julius Monlyn. Chivas enjoys watching Spongebob Square pants be celebrating his birthday on Jan. 22 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center game room in Blountstown from 3-5 p.m. (CT). All friends and family are invited. MOLL Y HOBBS & KIRSTEN MARTINAMolly Hobbs will celebrate her seventh birthday on Jan. 21. Kirsten Martina celebrated her sixth birthday on Jan. 4. Molly is the daughter of Randal and Mary Martina of Bristol and Bo and Haley Hobbs of Ocala. Her grandparents are Nicky and Faye Phillips of Bristol and Janie Hobbs of Altha, Charles and Alicia Odom of Sumatra, Derek and Shawnna Martina of Eastpoint, Otho and Clara Hobbs of Sneads and Charlie and Jeanine Wood of Carrabelle. Her great-grandparents are Lillian Shepard of Bristol, Maxine Hand of Clarksville, Annette Martina of Apalachicola, Myrle and C.L. Odom and Julia Smith, all of Eastpoint. Kirsten is the daughter of Randal and Mary Martina of Bristol and Miranda Murray of Eastpoint. Her grandparents are Charles and Alicia Odom of Sumatra, Richard and Debbie Murray and Derek and Shawnna Martina, all of Eastpoint, and Nicky and Faye Phillips of Bristol. Her great-grandpar ents are Annette Martina of Apalachicola, Myrle and C.L Odom, Julia Smith and Robert and Diane Tucker, all of Eastpoint, Harry Murray of Carrabelle and Lillian Shepard of Bristol. The girls enjoy playing dress-up, singing songs on their Braddock and Ryland.


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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 18, 2012 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Jan 18-24, 2012 Bristol Dental Clinic Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol Dental Clinic LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFAST: Grits and scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Hamburger steak or chicken snackers sandwich, rice & gravy, green beans and fresh oranges. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: Cinnamon roll and sausage patty. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets or ham & cheese sandwich on Autumn Grain, mashed potatoes, garden peas and chilled pears.FridayBREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes and sausage patty. LUNCH: Meatball sub on whole wheat or ham chef salad, baked french fries, broccoli and peaches. (4th grade pizza)MondayBREAKFAST: Breakfast pizza. LUNCH: Whole grain spaghetti with meat sauce or buffalo chicken wrap, tossed romaine & spinach salad and peach crisp. (Kg & 1st grade cheese pizza).TuesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit. LUNCH: Hot dog on whole wheat bun or chicken & noodle casserole, coleslaw, whole kernel corn and fresh orange. *Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. CA L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit and potato tots. LUNCH: Beef vegetable soup, grilled cheese sandwich, garden salad, cinnamon roll.Thursday syrup, sausage patty.LUNCH: Sliced turkey roast with gravy, buttered rice, whole kernel corn, whole wheat roll, mixed fruit cup.FridayBREAKFAST: Egg and cheese wrap, potato tots.LUNCH: Cheese pizza, garden salad, fruit.MondayBREAKFAST: Pancakes with syrup, sausage patty. LUNCH: Hot dog, potato rounds, mixed vegsauce.TuesdayBREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs, cheese grits. LUNCH: Chili, grilled cheese sandwich, carrot sticks, peach cup, cinnamon roll. in Dothan and the Mardi Gras in Tallahassee. The girls took second place at Diamond Cheer in Dothan. Front row: Shelby Copas, Taryn Kirkland, Kelsey Jones, Autumn Tanner, Emily Stone and Jadah Amisial. Second row: Lilliann Rozier, Mandalyn Chance, Kaitlynn Bowling, Kazia Gainer and Destini Brown. Back row: Arianna Lee, Kaitlin Tucker, Renee McBride-Rogers, Victoria Nicole Hunter, Megan Hirsch and Festival, third at the Diamond Cheer in Dothan and second at Mardi Gras in Tallahassee. Front row from left: Adrianna Flowerer, Autumn Jefferson and Adyson Cain. Second row: Kennedy Brown, Haley Abbott and Suggs, Makenna Patton and Ashley Feldman. The by Ashley WagnerThe Institute of Culinary Arts invites the public to Altha Schools Cats Cuisine on Jan. 26. The menu will consist of Lemon Grilled Chicken, German Potato Salad, Country Squash and Zucchini, Upside-Down Cake. Seating will be at 11:40 and 12:30. Reservations can be made by calling the school. Please reserve your seats by Tuesday, Jan. 24. The price is $6. King Caleb Chew & Queen Brianna Attaway Prince Jay Yon and Princess Aubree Bay altha wildcatsAlthas King & Queen selected at corination Monday nightMonday kicked off Altha Schools 2012 Homecoming Week. At the corination Monday night, Caleb Chew and Brianna Attaway (left) were chosen as this years king and queen and Jay Yon and Aubree Bay (right) were chosen as the prince and princess for the homecoming celebration. ABOVE: This years 2012 Homecoming Court. Cats Cuisine planned Jan. 26 Wed. 1/18 Blacklight Pep Rally, 6:30 p.m. Fri. 1/20 FCA Breakfast at the Altha Church of God, 7 a.m.; Homecoming Parade, 1 p.m.; Homecoming Basketball Game vs. Bethlehem, 6/7:30 p.m.; Homecoming Dance in the gym for grades 6 12, 9 11 p.m. Sat. 1/21 Chili Cook-off 4 p.m.; Alumni Game, 6 p.m. Jan. 23 27 -Literacy Week Mon. 1/23 Girls Weightlifting at Arnold, 11 a.m.; JV/V Basketball at Tallavana, 5/6:30 p.m. Tues. 1/24 FFA District; JV/V Basketball at Cottondale, 5:30/7 p.m. Wed. 1/25 Honor Assemblies Elem at 8 a.m., MS/HS at 9 a.m. Thurs 1/26 Cats Cuisine; Girls Weightlifting Arnold, 3 p.m. Fri. 1/27 JV/V Basketball vs. Sneads, 6/7:30 p.m.ALTHA SCHOOL CALENDAR EVENTSMini & Youth JAG teams place in Dothan & Tallahassee competitionsTake Stock in Children Scholarship applica tions were given to Calhoun County 9th grade students Wednesday, Jan. 18, along with income eligibility guideline requirements. Take Stock in Children helps high potential, low-income children stay in school, earn a high school diploma, graduate from college, and enter into the workforce. The selected student receives a two-year college scholarship to a community college, a mentor to provide motivation, support, and tutoring, continuous monitoring and intervention services to support the students educational achieve ments, and college and career counseling. The students in this comprehensive program sign performance contracts agreeing to get good grades, exhibit positive behaviors, demonstrate a willingness to work with their mentor and remain drug and crime free. Students who adhere to their contracts receive their two-year college scholarships. Students applying to this program must be selected. Ninth grade students in Calhoun County must meet the following criteria to be considered for the scholarship: math income eligibility guidelines (if using eligibil ity guidelines, attach a W-2, federal tax return, or pay stub) Parents of the student also sign the contract, promising to be involved with their childrens academic achievement and supportive of their chosen paths. tions for this scholarship opportunity, and did not bring home an application packet, please contact Rebecca Stanley at Blountstown High School or Charlene Yon at Altha Public School to obtain a packet. Completed applications must be received and receipted by Mrs. Stanley or Mrs. applications will not be accepted. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact local Take Stock in Children Take Stock in Children Scholarship applications handed out to students Jan. 18


JANUARY 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 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 WhaleyIs red-letter day an Almanac term? W. M., Perry, Iowa Not exactly, but it is a calendar term. The ecclesiastical cal endars used red print to denote the feast days and other special holy days, beginning around the 15th century. Almanacs like ours were usually printed only in one color, black. They did not use red ink for the holy days (holidays) but, instead, used a distinctive typestyle for church calendar days such as Saints days, Lent, Advent, etc., or the Dominical letters for Sundays. This years Dominical letter is A through February, for example; it appears in place of an Su for Sunday on the left-hand pages of the Almanac calendar.Im considering planting rugosa roses along my driveway this spring. Can I eat the rose hips from these? D. M., Avalon, N.J. JAN. 16, MONDAY -Martin Luther King Jr.s Birthday (observed). Conjunction of Saturn and the Moon. Prohibition went into effect in the U.S., 1920. JAN. 17, TUESDAY -Moon at perigee. U.S. statesman Benjamin Franklin born, 1706. First Volkswagen Beetle arrived in the United States from Germany, 1949. JAN. 18, WEDNESDAY -John Winthrop object (UFO) sightings in North America, 1644. A safe conscience makes a sound sleep. JAN. 19, THURSDAY -Moon runs low. Moon at ascending node. Snow fell in Miami, Florida, 1977. Actress Suzanne Pleshette died, 2008. JAN. 20, FRIDAY -Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated as federal holiday for the 43rd U.S. president, 2001. JAN. 21, SATURDAY -Conjunction of Pluto and the Moon. New York Citys Sullivan Ordinance made it illegal for women to smoke in public places, 1908. JAN. 22, SUNDAY -Third Sunday after Epiphany. Conjunction of Mercury and the Moon. George Foreman knocked out Joe Frazier for world heavyweight boxing title, 1973. Rose hips of the edible varieties used in jams and jellies and so forth are generally taken from the dog rose (Rosa canina), but the hips of the rugosa rose (R. rugosa) are edible as well. High in vitamin C, the hip is a small fruit about the size of a cherry tomato. Rose hips, all been used medicinally for their antidepressant, Notice is given that the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida, proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF SECONDHAND DEALERS IN PRECIOUS METALS AND COPPER; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; ESTABLISHING THE REGISTER OF TRANSACTIONS; ESTABLISHING RETENTION PERIOD; DEALING WITH MINORS INSPECTION; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE THEREIN. A public hearing on the Ordinance will be held at 6:00 p.m. eastern standard time, on February 9, 2012, at the Liberty County Courthouse, Highway 20, Bristol, FL 32321.All interested persons are invited to attend. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may be reviewed at the Board of County Commissioners can with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County the date of the hearing. Persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decisions made at this hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated this 12th day of January, 2012. Liberty County, Florida Robert Hill, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2012-02 ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on R epairs & R elines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD antispasmodic, astringent, sedative, digestive, expectorant, antibacte rial, antiviral, and antiIn old medicinals, you will sometimes see them suggested for colds, respiratory infections, or gastric distress. Various herbal teas contain dog rose hips for their vitamin C. The Chinese use the rugosa stimulant and blood tonic. Flowers of the damask rose (R. damascena) are distilled into the Bulgar ian rose oil often used in expensive perfumes and also used medicinally as an antidepressant and sedative. A word of caution, however: Do not substitute hybrid or garden roses for those listed here. Rose oil is generally considered nontoxic but should be used for internal consumption only with expert advice. Also, rose oil pure (and expensive) form. As always, consult your health practitioner before trying any medicinal plants.Is it true that peach melba, the dessert, was inspired by an opera? If so, which one? F. C., Goose Creek, S.C. Well, whether it was the opera or the opera singer, we cant say for sure, but the dessert was named for Mme. Nellie Melba of Australia, who was singing at Covent Garden in 1894. The chef was Frenchman August Savoy Hotel in London that year. The opera was Richard Wagners Lohengrin. Some claim that the dessert was meant to resemble the swan in the opera; others say that it was simply a tribute to the singer. Peach melba is made properly by poaching a fresh peach half, topping it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, pouring on a raspberry pure, and garnishing with almond slivers. The recipe has sur vived over 100 years now. Voil!


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 18, 2012 GARDENINGThe 2012 All-America Selections (AAS) have been announced. AAS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote new garden seed varieties with superior garden performance judged in impartial trials. Each year, judges visit trial gardens across North America. Judges look for improved qualities such as earliness to bloom or harvest, disease or pest tolerance, novel colors or harvest and overall perfor mance. There are two AAS winning 2012. All grow best in welldrained soils, and full sun. category. The AAS Judges said this entry was a standout, especially in southern gardens where heat is always a major factor. The dark purple to black fruit, which appear in small clusters along the stems, matures to is a dwarf-sized, compact plant that throughout the growing season. The plants grow to be about 15 to 20 inches tall and about 10 to 15 inches wide. The foliage is an attractive mid-green and is slightly fuzzy. The hummingbirds love pink just as much as they do red! annuum Cayennetta) is one of the award-winning new vegetables. It is a chili-type pepper, with spicy fruits that reach three to four inches long. The tapered and elongated fruit start green and turn red as they mature. It grows upright and branched, requir ing no staking which makes it perfect for a container or patio planter. A unique character of this variety is that it has good cold toler ance. This is important for gardeners planting as early as possible in spring and a good characteristic for latesummer plantings for fall production. Also notable is the dense foliage cover that protects the fruits from sun scorch. And it handled extreme heat very well. a non-traditional watermelon in that it has a creamy yellow rind with thin stripes yet still The fruit averages between four and six pounds and has a high sugar content and crisp texture. Vines are vigorous yet only reach about ten feet in spread, making them good for smaller spaces. Another bonus to this selection is its tolerance to insects and diseases. To learn about more recent winners and to see past winners, visit the All-America Selections website (www.allamericaselections.org). They even provide a spreadsheet of seed sources for the winning plants. Horticulture Extension Agent for names, if used in this article, is solely information. It is not a guarantee, war ranty, or endorsement of the product name(s) and does not signify that they are approved to the exclusion of others. all of the county extension services and other articles of interest go to: Tried and true plants are named All-America Selection winners by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa County 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: We're your one-stopTIRE SHOP! "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" CITY TIRE CO. MV5496BFGG O O D Y E A RDUNLOP Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies. Swap Shop with Ruth Buy, Sell, Trade or the Liberty County Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers, WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT Radio Y-1000 AM Miss a recent news article?Catch up online at CLJNews.com HOURS Monday Saturday Sunday AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED IF YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ON TIME AUTO FINANCINGDAYLIGHT


JANUARY 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 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 BristolAdams 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& CrematoryELISE PITTS DA WSONORLANDO Elise Pitts Dawson, 90, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 in Orlando. She was born in Calhoun County on Sept. 2, 1921. She lived in Clarksville prior to moving to Port St. Joe with her late husband, Richard Dawson. She moved to Orlando in 1980. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Dawson; a son, Jimmy Dawson; and her parents, Lee and Frances Ayers Pitts. Survivors include two sons, Ira R. Dick Dawson and his wife, Gypsy and W.L. Bill Dawson and his wife, Liz of Orlando; two sisters, Betty Jean Mount great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at Holly Hill Cemetery in Port St. Joe. Charles McClellan Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. LORRAINE COXWELL BRISTOL Lorraine Coxwell, 48, of Bristol passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 in Bristol. She was born in Wewahitchka on Sept. 3, 1963 to the late Jessie and Evie Bell (Shiver) Mullins. Survivors include her husband, Robert of Bristol; two daughters, Evie Lorraine Elrod of Blountstown Mandy Allen, Kathy Drew, all of Bristol, Nellie Fowner of Whiteville, NC, Jessica Roney of Blountstown and No services are planned at this time. Memorialization will be by cremation. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. ELSIE MAE PIPPIN BLOUNTSTOWN Elsie Mae Pippin, 80, of Blountstown passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 in Blountstown. She was born in the Alliance Community Oct. 26, 1931 to the late Walter and Alice Elizabeth She was preceded in death by her husband, Coolidge Pippin and two sisters, Lula Jane McCoy and Nora Kirkland. Survivors include her son, Jeff Pippin; two daughters, Pam Ayers and Connie Pitts, all of Blountstown; six great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Interment will follow in Cypress Creek Cemetery in Kinard. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. GLADYS BONTRAGER DEWEY COVINGTON, LA Gladys Bontrager Dewey, 55, of Covington, LA, passed away on Thursday, Dec 15, 2011, at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, LA. She was Blountstown and Orvill Bontrager of Tallahassee. She received her registered nursing degree from Chipola College in Marianna. She served as a dedicated Director of Nursing at Metairie Healthcare in Metairie, LA. Because she was such an advocate for excellent patient care, Gladys was named the Louisiana Director of Nursing of the Year by the Louisiana Nursing Home Association in the fall of 2011. Survivors include her loving husband, William R. Dewey; her son Jason Dewey and his wife, Jennifer and grandson Connor Dewey; two sisters, Marti Coley and Stephanie Ryon; four brothers, Steve Bontrager, David Bontrager, Wade Bontrager and Scott Bontrager. She was also an adored aunt by her many loving nieces and nephews. She was laid to rest in the presence of many family and friends in Restlawn Park Cemetery in Avondale, LA. She will be deeply missed by everyone.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 E. GADSDEN UNIT P.O. Box 563, Quincy 32353 Notice is given that the Board of County Commissioners of Liberty County, Florida, proposes to adopt the following Ordinance:AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE LOCATION OF THE WIND SPEED ZONES THROUGHOUT LIBERTY COUNTY PURSUANT TO SECTION 1609 IN THE 2010 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE WHICH ADDRESSES WIND LOADS EFFECTIVE MARCH 15, 2012 AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE THEREIN. A public hearing on the Ordinance will be held at 6 p.m. eastern standard time, on February 9, 2012, at the Liberty County Courthouse, Highway 20, Bristol, FL 32321.All interested persons are invited to attend. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may be reviewed at the Board of County Courthouse. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should con(850) 643-5404 at least seven days prior to the date of the hearing. Persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decisions made at this hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated this 12th day of January, 2012. Liberty County, Florida Robert Hill, Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2012-01MARIANNA Covenant Hospice will host the 7th Annual Garden Gala from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at the Donald E. Price Activity Center, located at 4792 Highway 90, in Marianna. The Garden Gala Committee is currently seeking volunteers to help plan, prepare and present the event. Volunteers are needed for all areas of the event. The Garden Gala committee will be holding its kick-off meeting at Noon Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Covenant Hospice branch, located at 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E and lunch will be provided. The Garden Gala is our signature fundraising event of the year. Proceeds from the gala will help further the mission of Covenant Hospice in Calhoun, Jackson, Development Manager for Covenant Hospice. Covenant viding comprehensive compassionate service to patients and their loved ones during times of life limiting illnesses, based on need, regardless of ability to pay. The Garden Gala is critical to furthering Covenants mission in the Marianna service area. Proceeds from the Garden Gala help off set the $2.3 million of indigent care; along with contributing to the programs not reimbursed by Medicare, such as Bereavement & Social Services, Chaplain Services, Children Support Services To volunteer for the Garden Gala committee or Jackson at 482-8520 or 209-8008. Or email jennifer. Covenant Hospice seeks volunteers for Garden Gala


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 18, 2012 AUTO ACCESSORIESCamper shell front window Carburetor 5th Wheel hitchFour General tires Transmission mount TOOLS & EQUIPMENT 1935 Adding machine APPLIANCESHotpoint stove New gas stove 36 Gas range FURNITUREHeadboard Computer desk Glass for table top TRUCKS1987 Bronco II 1990 Chevy 1500 1989 Ford Ranger, 1992 GMC boxed truck 1995 Ford F150 2002 Chevy A valanche 1999 Ford F-150 1998 GMC Blazer THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDS ITEMS FOR SALEVolkswagen dune buggy Sunquest tanning bed Mattress sets Pair boys shoes, Fancy doll Brown rocker recliner Antique radio Large stuffed red dog Beautiful white dress Kelty backpack Graco Baby Pack and Play in Windows Lots of Christmas decorations, ELECTRONICS32 inch GE TV 19 TV Verizon LG Vortex BRISTOL FOR RENTBLOUNTSTOWN Phone 643-7740 For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597 $27 $43 $70 $90M & W SELFSTORAGE RENTAL S 7 days a week service Mobile Home for Rent in CalhounCall 674-8888 UFN Find a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! REAL EST A TE Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 WANTED: Real EstateBY OWNERCall (850) 447-2372 Saturday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m.Tallahassee, N FL Fairgrounds WINTER 2012 GOVERNMENTAUCTIONMidway Machinery & Auction *LIVE O N LINE BIDDING WITH PR O XIBID* $32,000FOR SALEIN OCA L ACall (401) 864-4954


JANUARY 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 drive on trailer, $2,995. Call 4823775. 1-18, 1-25Remington model 110 auto shotgun, 28 inch barrel, 12 gauge, $425. Call 674-1617 or 447-1023, leave message. 1-11, 1-18 HOMES/LAND3/4 acres plus, located in Wewa on Hwy. 71 and Foremost Drive, corner lot, located near a nice community, $38,000. Call 8147813. 1-18, 1-25Doublewide mobile home, 24x52, must move, $8,000. Call 643-8237 or 674-2000. 1-18, 1-25 CAMPERS2006 Gulf Stream Cavalier great condition, sleeps eight. Has working stove, refrigerator, shower, toilet air conditioner, & microwave. Excellent hunting camp, or weekend getaway. $4,000. Call 4471693 pictures upon request. 1-18, 1-25Buy, sell and trade in the THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. Weed eater, electric trimmer and edger, new, $35. Call 674-1617 or 447-1023, leave message. 1-11, 1-18 PETS/SUPPLIESFree puppies, Russell Terrier mix, six weeks old. Call 762-2113 or 557-5278. 1-18, 1-25Free puppies female, 1/2 Great Pyrenees and Lab mix, born Dec. 8. Call 7624059 after 5 p.m. (CT). 1-18, 1-25Full blooded Lab puppy 3 months old with papers. Paid $200, asking $100. Call 379-8474.1-11, 1-18Lab mix puppy, free to a good home. Almost potty trained, good puppy, loves everyone. Call 3722107. 1-11, 1-18 LOST & FOUNDLOST : Chocolate Lab, male last seen in South Telogia area before Christmas, had orange collar. Reward offered for return. Call 6437149. 1-18LOST: Collie/Lab mix, female, white and tan coat, nine months old, last seen on Hoecake Road in Bristol. Call 728-9282 or 5456119. 1-18, 1-25 WANTEDSmall pickup, reasonably priced. Call 447-3171. 1-18, 1-25Small dog that is house trained. Call 674-3033 or 272-8677. 1-18, 1-25Keyboard 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, 1-18Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on Hwy. 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN HUNTING & FISHING1984 14 ft. Collins Craft boat with a 1997 25 hp Suzuki motor, stick steering, trolling motor, heavy duty STARSCOPEF AMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, put aside any any and all tasks your utmost energy today. Energy is better spent on others, so keep this in mind when you get busy. T AURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, your coworkers are all ex cited and fussing over something that is evidently a bigger deal to them than it is to you. Dont try to rain on their parade. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, your love life is in a really good place this week, which enables you to spend some quality time with the one you love. A romantic dinner sounds like the ticket. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Your partner is the most important person in your life right now, Cancer. So much so that this week every bit of your attention will be devoted his or her way. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, money is burning a hole in your pocket, so you may want to go on a spending spree. Keep in mind that there are a few big-ticket purchases waiting in the wings. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you dont always have to be decisive. Sometimes you can kick back and let someone else call the shots for a change. This is a great way to recharge your batteries. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 A few tasks need to get done, Libra. But afterward you should have enough time for some social interaction, whether that be a party or simply a movie night out. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Its time to be a bit introspective, Scorpio. Think about the things you want instead of what other people want. Its alright to be a SAGITT ARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, youre having fun this week and so are all the other people around you simply for being in your presence. This situation will continue in the days ahead. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, the next challenge on your list is a big one. But if there is anyone who can handle the pressure it is you. Dont be afraid to call on friends if you need them. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Get out into the world and try a few new things, Aquarius. Your social energy and curiosity are peaking this week, and you need new PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces. This could mean taking a new job or expanding what youre doing to earn more.Week of Jan. 22 ~ Jan. 28JANUARY 22 Guy Fieri, Chef (44) JANUARY 23 Mariska Hargitay, Actress (48) JANUARY 24 Mischa Barton, Actress (26) JANUARY 25 Alicia Keys, Singer (31) JANUARY 26 Ellen DeGeneres, TV Host (54) JANUARY 27 Patton Oswalt, Comedian (43) JANUARY 28 Elijah Wood, Actor (31) A Clarksville woman is being held without bond on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after a home with was stabbed. Pamela Mayo, 43, was arrested Jan. 10 following an investigation by the the Dec. 15 incident. Diana Jo Bates, 29, and her boyfriend, Justin Wood, 36, told deputies that Mayo arrived at the Clarksville residence they all shared and started an altercation over a cell phone. Mayo told deputies that she drove up to the residence and saw Bates on the front porch. She said that she thought Bates had an unknown black item in her hand as she came towards her. She said she saw her knife on the seat of her car and felt she needed to arm herself, commenting that her roommate could be violent. After Mayo approached Bates from the drivers side of her car in their front yard, Bates thought she had been punched in the side. When she looked down, she saw that she was bleeding. Mayo drove off and went to her mothers home about a half mile away. An ambulance was dispatched to the residence at 10040 NW Baggett Loop and Bates was transported to Bay Medical Center. Bates, whose injury was not lifethreatening, told deputies that she and Mayo had been involved in a verbal disagreement over the past couple of days. She said she assumed they would settle their problems friendship. Mayo said their argument stemmed from her belief that Bates was trying to steal her identity.Woman charged with stabbing housemate ARREST REPORTS continued from page 3 A 26-year-old man is the second to be charged for stealing copper wiring from rental trailers at Duggar Trailer Park in Bristol last year. Jesse Manning was arrested Jan. 11 in connection with the thefts, which occurred early last September. Arrested shortly after the thefts was Billy Gaskin, 25, of Bristol, who gave a written statement that he and Manning took the copper wiring, which was valued at $3,234, and sold it to a recycling company. A witness told deputies that Gaskin was seen going underneath trailers and that a second man stood by, acting as a lookout. Gaskin told investi gators that after he and Manning sold the copper wire, they bought cigarettes, beer and a $20 bag of marijuana. Manning was charged with petty theft, burglary of a dwelling, principal in the 1st degree and dealing in stolen property.JESSE MANNING BECOME A VOLUNTEERDISCOVER HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILDS LIFE.FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATIONPHONE (850) 410-4642 ARREST REPORTS continued on page 18


Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 18, 2012 Employment WANTED (850) 643-2076. JOBS $A VON$Earn 40%, Starter Kit ONLY $10Call today: (850)570-1499www.youravon.com/tdaviesIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 2012-02 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF PAUL C. GIVENS Deceased. _________________/ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE T O CREDIT ORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administration of the Estate of Paul C. Given, File Number 2012-02 CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Liberty County, Florida, Probate Division, Post Ofis Liberty County Courthouse. The Personal Representative of the Estate is Sandra L. Spisak. The name and address of the Personal Representatives attorney is set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE Clerk of the above Court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney and the amount the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant ies of the claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one copy to the Personal Representative. All persons interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE they may have, the validity of of the Personal Representa tion of the Court. December, 2011. Sandra L. Spisak J. DAVID HOUSE, P.A. 16865 SE RIVER STREET (850) 674-5481 COUNSEL FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE1-18, 1-25 LEGALS Liberty County Road & Bridge Department is accepting applications for employment. Applications may be picked up at the Libcants is Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. All applicants will be considered. If you have any questions, please call Jim Shuler, Liberty County Road and Bridge SuAn Applicant may be required to have inmate supervisory training.The West Gadsden Historical Society will meet Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. in Gardner Hall, 150 East 11th St., Greensboro. The program will feature the State of Florida Century Pioneer Family Farm tor of External Affairs for Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, will be guest program, emphasizing how simple the application is to complete. The program recognizes those families who have continuously owned a farm or ranch for 100 years or longer. In addition to receiving a Farm also receives a large sign that can be in Gadsden County than any other Florida county. We are certain there are many more could receive this honor. Family members do not have to live in Florida nor on the property continuously, but title to at least part of their property must have remained in the family throughout the period. contact the Society. S. Bradley, Woodrow Chester, Nelson & Karen Clark, John Cooksey, Willie M. Cox, Claude Embry Edwards, Clara F. Fletcher, E. VanLandingham, and Thomas C. White. The Society is aware of the following Cox, and Terri Ellis & Maribeth B. Wood. If your farm has been omitted, please let us know so that we can assist in getting the list corrected. Please attend this informative meet meeting, Society members will assist you with your application. Lets work together in honoring ALL century pioneer family farms in Gadsden County. Gadsden County has been known for nearly two centuries as a striving agricultural community. The good soil in our county was appeal ing to our ancestors as they moved from Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, and other areas of this young nation. Now is the time to recognize our forefathers hard work on the land which they settled. If your property is in another county we encourage you to do so as well. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming meeting. Please tell all your neighbors and friends about this program Century Pioneer Family Farm. For further information, please e-mail info@gadsdenhistory.org or call (850) 442-6434.Three Blountstown residents were arrested on trafficking charges after the Calhoun-Liberty a confidential source to set up a deal to buy 56 hydrocodone pills last week. was told to make the buy from Joseph Kearce, 23, and A.J. Kearce, 52. A.J. Kearce contacted cell phone and during their conversation he agreed to sell the pills for $5 each. Kearce said the pills belonged to his son, Joseph. He said he had to keep four of the pills so they would show up on a urine test to prove that Joseph was taking his prescribed medication. The two agreed that the buyer would provide an extra $10 to cover pay for gas. With task force members looking on, the source went to Kearces home on South Street Jan. 2, handed over $10 and agreed to meet later to pick up and pay for the pills. The two met at the library where the Kearce accompanied by his son, along with Pamela McMillan and a second woman who was not charged took $300 from the source and handed over the pills. The vehicle was pulled over by drove away from the library. McMillian is being held on $10,000 bond. Bond was set at $5,000 each for the Kearces. ALAN KEARCE PAMELA MCMILLIAN ARREST REPORTS continued from page 17A visit by an employee from the occupants panicked and began running around in an attempt to destroy a meth lab, according to a report from the Calhoun County Investigator Barbara Bodiford who is also a sworn reserve People were still screaming when deputies arrived. When they entered the home, the deputies noticed the strong chemical odor associated with meth production. and Coy Johnson who were running through the house grabbing several clear bottles in an attempt to hide them. She said Chris Johnson also ran into her with his shoulder and attempted to push by her, forcing her to take a step back before falling. After he got past her, Johnson ran outside with the bottles. While Bodiford tried to talk with the person who was the woman she did not have to do anything. Investigator. While Johnson was step back when told to. She was then arrested on an obstruction charge. A warrant check found that she was wanted in Jacksonville for failure to appear in court on a petty theft charge. Both were placed in the back of a patrol car, where Johnson continued screaming and yelling. some marijuana seeds, a marijuana grinder and a meth pipe. A clear bottle with a bi-layer liquid believed to be meth oil was found outside. It had not been there long and was still warm, according to the deputys report. paraphernalia. Two arrested after surprise visit from DCF investigatorLUETTA ASHLEY DEAL An Altha man was charged with Marquis with heavy front end damage next to a pine tree off Jan. 7. Trooper Wes Harsey found a black male identified as Altha, in the drivers seat, apparently uninjured. When asked what had happened, McPherson said, I dont know. McPherson told the trooper, I aint done nothin wrong. I am a little drunk...not tipsy, but you know.... He admitted drinking some beer but was unsure how the wreck happened. After failing attempts to complete sobriety exercises, McPherson was He was transported to the Calhoun County Jail, where he was asked to give breath samples to determine his level of intoxication. He said he would do so as long as this isnt put in the newspaper because they tend to put stupid stuff in the newspaper for no reason. Two breath samples that were tested limit is .08. was charged with careless driving and failure to exhibit a drivers license upon demand. AMIR MCPHERSON


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The prayer was offered by Tommy Duggar and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Doobie Hayes. RECOGNITION: None HEAR FROM PUBLIC Lamar Holland spoke to the Board regarding permission to use the old tennis to make an outside basketball court. The using the property. Superintendent Summers reported that she has spoken with PAEC Risk Management and that they informed her there is no greater risk involved ADOPTION OF AGENDA Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to adopt the agenda with emergency items. CONSENT ITEMS Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve the following Consent Items: A. Approval of Minutes November 8, 2011 November 22, 2011 B. Principals Reports for November, 2011 E. Bills and Payroll for November, 2011 ACTION ITEMS 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve request for permission for students to attend Liberty County Adult School and take the GED after completion of prescribed course of study. 2. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve request to implement Liberty County SARG Survey 2012. 3. Motion was made by Duggar, second ed by Kever and carried unanimously to approve request permission to advertise new policy 8.21 Energy Conservation. 4. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve job description and position for Energy Education Specialist. 5. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve contract with Ardor Health Solutions, Inc. (Tenatia Hargrove, SLPA) Speech Language Pathology Assistant Services beginning Oct. 17, 2011 through March 23, 2012, 35 hours per week, $59/hour. 6. Motion was made by Hayes, second ed by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Service Agreement with Mowrey Elevator for service on elevator at Hosford K-8 School effective Dec. 14, 2011. 7. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Lease Agreement with Xerox Corporation for 48 month lease of a WorkCentre 5755A for WR Tolar K-8 School beginning Dec. 15, 2011. 8. Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve Lease Agreement with Xerox Corpo ration for 48 month lease of a WorkCentre 5745A for Liberty County High School beginning Dec. 15, 2011. 9. Motion was made by Duggar, second ed by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve 2012-2013 Special Programs and Procedures Manual amendments. 10. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve contract with Larry Hutchinson as the External Evaluator for the 21st CCLC program (as required by the grant). 11. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Liberty County School Board Policy No. 2.90, Tobacco Use in District Facilities. Emily Whittaker, LCHS SWAT Club member thanked the board for approving the new Tobacco Use in District Facilities Policy. 12. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously eteria Plan for the time period of 1/1/2012 9/30/12. 13. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Substitute Teacher List. PERSONNEL 1. Motion was made by Duggar, second ed by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve request for the following teachers to provide hospital/homebound services, as needed, not to exceed 2 hours per week for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year: Monica Reeves Stacey Creamer 2. Motion was made by Hayes, second ed by Kever and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Jessica Hobby, full-time 21st CCLC teacher position (WR Tolar) effective Nov. 28, 2011 and to be paid from 21st CCLC Grant. EMERGENCY ITEMS 1. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Instructional Staff Contract between the Liberty County School Board and the Liberty Education Association, 20112014. 2. Motion was made by Hayes, second ed by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Memorandum of Understanding with the Liberty Education Association and the Liberty County School District dated Dec. 12, 2011. 3. Motion was made by Hayes, second ed by Kever and carried 4 1 to approve step increase for all eligible employees for 2011. Duggar voted No. INFORMA TION & DISCUSSION ITEMS Reddick talked with the Board and Superintendent Summers about possibly setting up a meeting with Steve Hofheinz, GCA Manager regarding the night shift custodians possibly changing hours. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Superintendent Summers announced that the District is very excited about partnering with Energy Education. She mentioned that it is going to be required for anyone who wishes to apply for the position to attend a meeting explaining detailed requirements. Superintendent Summers also informed the Board that she will be meeting with LCHS Student Council on Jan. 10 regarding proposed policy changes to the LCHS Student Policies. Dr. Summers announced that she had just received an email from Donna Summers, LCHS Guidance Counselor that Academic Scholar for Liberty County by the Florida Department of Education. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS Chairman Peddie spoke to the Board and Dr. Summers regarding student policies at the high school. Chairman Peddie talked about the Forest Funds and the status of the situation in Washington. ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. __________________________________ Superintendent Sue Summers and Chairman Kyle PeddieDec. 13 regular meeting minutes of the Liberty School Board Check us out in Print or online atCLJNews .com