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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: 01-25-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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CLJNews.com WEDnNESDAY, JAnN. 25, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 4 THE CAlLHOUnN-LIBERt TY J OUROURNAAL50includes tax SSchool News.....18 & 19 Gardening column.....22 OObituaries.....23 Classied ads .....26 & 27 Jobs......30 SSheriff's Log.....2 Community Calendar.....4 Commentary.....6 & 7 BBirthdays.....8 News from the Pews.....14 Fourth grader Chloe Chapman waves at a friend as she rides in Fridays homecoming parade at Altha School. See pages 16 & 17 for more parade photos. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOHHomecoming Parade AAltha native honored for terrorist attack responseby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorAltha native Lamar Conner, 53, was taking a quick smoke break from his job as a customer service agent at Frankfurt airport in Germany last March when he heard shots and turned to see a man stumbling out of a U.S. Air Force bus with a gun in his hand. The man was in a hurry but showed no emotion as he shoved the pistol in his backpack, pulled out a survival knife and walked rapidly in Conners direction. past Conner, who could not know that the 21-year-old two U.S. Airmen, wounded two more and tried to shoot another but was thwarted when his gun jammed. When he passed me, I saw he was going into the building. I fell in behind him and warned passersby, said Conner. Conner followed the suspect for about 70 yards before Uka turned on him, brandishing his knife. Conner, a former U.S. Army Sergeant, grabbed a mop from a nearby cleaning cart to keep some distance between him and the knife. He must have seen the police running our way because he took off again, Conner said. Uka headed for the next upper level at the airport which leads to the international gates and Sky Train, which connects Terminals 1 & 2. away, stopped and pulled the pistol out and tried to dislodge the malfunctioning cartridge, the Altha native explained. By this time the policeman caught up with Conner went up the escalator. When the policeman caught up with Uka at the top of the stairs, he spread his arms out, away from his body and his weapon. Uka followed with knife in hand, said Conner. The policeman started slowly walking backward and maneuvered Uka into an out-of-the-way corner. A policewoman then stepped in and demanded Uka drop the knife. He complied after she repeated the order and was taken into custody. Conner called authorities and told them what had just happened as ambulance crews responded. FEDERAL CROSS OfF MERIT Conner and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Brewer were honored for their heroic actions last week by Germanys government with the presentation of the countrys highest civilian honor, the Federal Cross of Merit. Brewer said he accepted his award on behalf of the two airmen who were killed Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, of South Carolina, and Airman 1st Class Zachary R. Cuddeback, 21, of Virginia. It was an important signal that in the the suspect was stopped in the course of committing his crime by courageous people and arrested, said Germanys Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich. Recognizing that both men chased Uka until the police could apprehend him, the Minister called their deeds an example for all of us. U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany Philip D. Murphy heard of anything good coming from a cigarette, referring to the fact that Conner was at the right place at the right time because he stepped out for a smoke. Conners son, Mark, 30, attended See CROSS OF MERIT continued on page 29Calhoun school bus rear-ended ...........9 Blountstown man in Italy by opening Bed & Breakfast...13 NEEW SSCHOOHOOLRARANKIINGSSCalhoun Co. #18, Liberty Co. #28 in newly released school rankingsSEESEE PA AGEE 21

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTYJan. 16 Dorothy Lee Battles, VOP, CCSO. Jan. 17 Tracy Wall, non support, CCSO. Robert Bland, VOSP, CCSO. Jan. 18 Joe Williams, fraudulent use of a credit card, CCSO. Curtis D. Strickland, retail theft, CCSO. Jan. 19 VOP, CCSO. Jan. 20 James Parker, stalking, CCSO. John Berry, domestic battery, child abuse, CCSO. Jan. 21 Stephen Mathews, aggravated battery, BPD. Jan. 22 Justin Harold Mills, resist arrest without violence, battery, touch/ strike, child abuse (times 4), criminal mischief over $1,000, CCSO.LLIBERTYRTY COUNTYJan. 16 Dorothy Battles, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Jan. 17 Margaret Adkison, VOCP, LCSO. Jan. 18 Chet Geiger, manufacture of meth within 1,ooo ft of a school, LCSO. Hali Smith, manufacture of meth within 1,000, ft of a school, VOSP, LCSO. Ronnie Pitts, manufacture of meth, possession of listed chemicals, introduction of contraband into a county detention facility, LCSO. Kenneth Walden, manufacture of meth, possession of listed chemicals, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, VOSP, LCSO. Jan. 22 Mark L. Arnold, DUI, FHP. SH H ER R IFFS LOLOGBlountstown Police Dept.Jan. 16 through Jan. 22, 2012 Citations issued:A Accidents...............02 .................21 Special details Business alarms.....02 RResidential alarms..........00 Complaints..............................................................43 $1,000 CASH REWARD For 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 Two Hosford residents were arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school after investigators searching their Woodmen Street home found supplies and ingredients used to make the illegal drug. When Sgt. Todd Wheetley and Sgt. Brian Bateman of the Blountstown Police Lt. Timothy Partridge and Investigator Kevin Godwin of the Gadsden 18, they discovered several items in a trash can that had been set out on the road for the next days collection. Inside the bin they discovered a 20-ounce bottle with a bi-layer liquid inside, several tin foil strips, two plastic bottles that smelled empty lighter fluid bottle and paper towels with a strong chemical odor. A bottle that was threequarters full of muriatic acid, tin foil strips with burnt residue suspected to be meth, two sets of needlenose players and a burnt battery were found in the back yard. When confronted with their readily admitted, Ive cooked a couple of times. He declined to repeat his statement during a recorded interview. old Hali Danielle Smith, who told investigators that she was at the home when Geiger was making methamphetamine. She said he would throw some of the items in the trash and burn the rest after he The residence is within 1,000 feet of Hosford School.Blountstown man arrested for using stolen credit cardNearly three months after a warrant was issued for his arrest, a Blountstown man is in custody on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card. released on $261 bond after he was booked into the Calhoun When questioned this past November, Williams admitted stealing the credit card from a vehicle in the emergency room parking lot at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. Loretta Lynn Lindsey reported the theft to the Blountstown Police Department on Oct. 28, 2011 and said her wallet had been taken from her vehicle. She said the wallet held two debit cards, her drivers license and $25 in cash as well as her checkbook and medical cards for her children. Williams admitted using Lindseys card to pay a $230.05 cell phone bill and put $31.01 worth of gas in his vehicle.Woman charged after A 20-year-old woman pulled over for an equipment violation was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana after deputies noticed the odor of marijuana inside her car. Kirsten Paige Mullis of Santa Rosa Beach was westbound on County Sheriffs Deputy Bobby Revell noticed her left headlight was out. She was stopped along SR 20, across from Hoecake Road around 10:15 p.m. While running a check on her car tag, Revell spoke with Mullis and her passenger, Brittian Carrisse Collins, 20, of Tallahassee. When the women were asked to step out of the vehicle so that he could search it, the driver stated that she had some marijuana in the center console. Three plastic baggies and a green pill bottle were found, containing a total of 10.5 grams of marijuana. Mullis claimed ownership of the marijuana and was taken into custody. Revell was assisted at the scene by Deputy Adam Walker.Two charged with making methamphetamineTwo people were arrested on methamphetamine charges conducted a residence check of a man living on Old Post Road in Liberty County last week. The officers were accompanied by Sgt. Todd Wheetley of the Liberty County Police Lt. Timothy Partridge and Investigator Kevin Godwin of the Gadsden County Sheriffs Walden. speak with them, noticed several items commonly used to make methamphetamine in plain view, including to have meth residue on it. The suspicious items seen earlier were collected from the shed and the search continued in the house. A bottle of muriatic acid and a pseudoephedrine pill was found on the kitchen counter. During a search of the kitchen trash can, investigators found a two-liter bottle and two 20-ounce bottles that held bi-layer liquids along with charred tin foil with suspected burnt meth residue. Numerous items were recovered from the bedroom, including a brown bag that held a checkbook with Waldens name on the checks, needle nose pliers, a lithium battery and a clear plastic bag with white residue. A small plastic container lid with a white residue was found on the dresser. Four lithium cellphone batteries were on top of a desk in the same bedroom. A plastic jar that held suspected pseudoephedrine outside trash can. Fifteen 12-gauge rounds and 18 30/30 rounds were found in the laundry room. Both men were taken into custody. A spoon that tested positive for methamphetamine residue was found on Pitts after he arrived at the jail. He was charged with introduction of contraband into a county detention facility along with manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of listed chemicals. of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Bond was set at $40,000 for both men.Pair arrested on meth charges in HosfordJoeOE bB. williamsWILLIAMS kirstenKIRSTEN mullisMULLISkennethKENNETH waldenWALDEN ronnieRONNIE pittsPITTS CHET GEIGER HALI SMITH

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JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 ACCEPTING NNEW PPaA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENNTURURE LAAB ONN PRREMISESSame-Day Service on RR epairs & R R elines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD A large selection of new and used cars are now available at Chipola Ford in Marianna!Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-4043. HeE iIS waitingWAITING forFOR your YOUR callCALL! Chipola H&S Truck and AAuto Parts, Inc. Heavy Duty Truck & Trailer Parts in stockCome in and meet Tabitha!18876 SSR 20 West BlountLOUNTStownTOWN Phone 674-513 A 27-year-old Fountain man is being held without bond in the Calhoun County Jail following an altercation at a NW County Line Road residence Sunday which prompted one of his girlfriends children to try to stab him in an effort to protect her mother, according to a report from the Calhoun County Deputy Bobby Sims was en route to the home when he found Justin He was wearing only a pair of blue jean shorts and shoes, was covered in sand and had several custody, handcuffed him and put him in the back seat Sims was joined at the scene by Deputy Gary McGee, who found the victim a 34-year-old mother of four She stated that she and Mills got into an argument at the house, he busted the windows out of her vehicle The woman said the altercation continued She said that when she picked up her sevenyear-old daughter, Mills pushed the other said he grabbed her by the hair, threw her to Her daughter grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Mills, who was apparently not more with his girlfriend, threw the cup of hot soup at When Sims went outside to speak with Mills, he Sims opened the rear door to check on Mills, who then jumped out of the patrol car and tried to push past Mills was charged with four counts of child abuse, domestic battery, criminal mischief over $1,000 and Altercation sends one to hospital, one to jailAn altercation between two men ended with one going to the hospital and the other to jail earlier Stephen Mathews, 36, of Blountstown was charged with aggravated battery for a fight between him and Joseph Baker, 53, that occurred responding to a report The injured man, Joseph Baker, said he was walking along Lockwood Avenue when he was He said Mathews struck him and they began fighting, during which Mathews bit him on the transported to CalhounLiberty Hospital to be treated for his driving along Lockwood Avenue when Baker came up to his window got out of his vehicle and they Baker tried to poke his eye out he responded by biting his face, causing a laceration to his nose and Mathews was given a conditional release following his arrest Fountain man charged with child abuse, criminal mischief and domestic battery juJUStinTIN millMILLS StephenTEPHEN mathewMATHEWSBlountstown man charged with stalkingA 26-year-old Blountstown man is being held without bond James Jake Parker was taken into custody following an investigation by the Calhoun County report from Brandy Lee, 32, that she had received several disturbing calls on her cell phone from a man who made sexual comments and told her, I The calls came from a restricted number but Lee told deputies she believed it was Parker, a former employee who had worked with her She said she received After checking records with Verizon, it was found that the calls came from a number known to When contacted by the sheriffs office, Parker admitted to making the calls and said he did so of a synthetic marijuana said he was addicted to the substance and had voluntarily begun JameAMES JaAKeE Par ARKerER ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate represented 913,000 jobless out of a labor force of percentage points lower that the December 2010 rate total nonagricultural employment in December 2011 was 7,291,500 and increase of 7,300 jobs from Noforce Board region all showed a slight decrease in had the second lowest unemployment rate in Florida ---UNEMPLOYMENT RATESS ---Dec-11 Nov-11 Dec-10Liberty...........................6.3 6.6 7.5 Calhoun..........................8.0 8.0 9.4 Holmes............................7.6 7.9 8.9 Washington.......................10.4 10.7 12.6 Chipola Region...................8.3 8.5 9.5Floridas Dec. unemployment rate lowest since A April 2009; Liberty Co. 2nd in state

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The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JanuarANUAR Y 25, 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! 5,380THE CALHOUN-LLIBERtTY JOURNAL Wednesday, January 25Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, January 30 Tuesday, January 31 Sunday, January 29 Saturday, January 28 Thursday, January 26 Friday, January 27TODAY YS MEETINGS7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community CenterTODAY YS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic CenterTODAY YS 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, BristolTODAY YS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 7 p.m., Voting house in Rock Bluff 7:30 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 6 p.m., Emergency Management Building on Spring St., BristolAttend the Church of your choice this SundayBIRTHDAYS Betty Orama, Kyle Peddie, Alex Nowling and Chip WardThe UF/IFAS, Liberty County Extension will be sponsoring Latin Dance/Exercise classes beginning Thursday, Feb. 2. The trained instructor, Amanda Isalgue, will be leading the classes every Tuesday and Thursday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center at 6:30. Participants are asked to pay a $6 class fee. Come try the class out for free on Feb. 2. Please contact Amanda at (786) 3481920 or amandai328@aol.com. FEEL THE BEAT! Latin dance/exercise The Big Bend Baseball League of Florida will begin its fourth season of play in mid-March, 2012. The League will consist of no more than six teams in the Eastern Division and six teams in the Western Division each Division separated by the Apalachicola River. If interested in franchising a team in this League for the upcoming baseball season, please contact the following numbers for details: (229) 662-2066 or (850) 524-2151. This is an adult baseball League and players must be age 18 or above to participate. League season setThe Liberty County Recreation Department will hold a registration for the upcoming baseball/softball/T-ball season on Saturday Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration will take place in the front lobby of Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Registration is open for kids ages 3-13. A copy of each participants birth cer$40 for T-ball and $50 for baseball and softball. For more info, please contact the recreBaseball, softball and T-ball registration set for Jan. 28 in BristolBlountstown High School will be hosting Hoops For Hope basketball games search. Student Government Association memtwo digital video cameras. Tickets will be sold until winners are drawn and announced at the games. There will also be a 50/50 drawing held at the games. The Junior Varsity game will be at 6 p.m., and the Varsity game will be at 7:30 p.m. A ceremony on the battle of cancer will be held between the games. The whole community is invited to join. Those affected by cancer in our community will be recognized. This years American Cancer Society Relay for Life kickoff meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Blountstown United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Anyone who would like to be a part of this years Relay is invited to attend.Relay for Life meeting planned for Jan. 31The UF/IFAS, Liberty County Extension Service is partnering with The Panhandle Area Health Network (PAHN) to provide a series of educational classes on diabetes during the month of February. Classes will be held at Veterans Memoof February at 7 p.m. EST and 6 p.m. CST. The sessions will provide information about diabetes and tips to help diabetics stay healthy. will be held Thursday, Feb. 2. The second held Thursday, Feb. 9 and the last session, To register, call Liberty County Extension Director Monica Brinkley at (850) 643-2229, or PAHN Diabetes Clinical Coordinator, Norrie Chumley at (850) 333-1434.W DOTHANSpring Break is just around the corner, so dont miss out on Landmark Parks annual Spring Break Day Camps! Registration will be Monday, Feb. 13 for members and will open to the public on Monday, Feb. 20. The camps will run March 26 28 and April 16 18. Camps are offered for 4-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds and 9-11 year olds. These camps are one day each, scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $15 per camp for members and $20 for nonmembers. Visit www.landmarkpark.com to download the schedule. Registration is required, and space is limited. For more information and to register for a camp, contact the park at (334) 7943452.Spring break camps at Landmark Park January 22-28 Prescribed Fire Awareness WeekNATIONALDAY D D

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JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS 567-1722 or 643-2100 and Auto DetailingCar WashQUICK SHINEHHWY. 20 BRIsSTOL & BLOUNTsSTOWN643-2100 OR 567-1722NOW OPEn N In N BLOUn N TSTOWn NNEXT TO C&C PAWN ON CENTRAL AAVE. Two locations to give you the best job at the Best Price. Give us a call at either number below.FREE PICK UP AND DELIVERY WITHIN 7 MILES CITY TIRE cCO. WeE'reRE your YOUR oneONE-StoTOP"Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" CityITY TireIRE iIS your YOUR one ONE-StoTOP tire TIRE ShoHOP! TIRE StT ORE! "Authorized DEaALER" Brakes Softball Sign UUps Jan. 28 & Feb. 4 gncost sCall Danny at 762-2092. A great place to meet. An even better place to eat!TheApalacheeRR estaurantThe Apalachicola River Indian Community Conference will be held Saturday, March 17 at 6 p.m. at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. Everyone is welcome to attend. Since 1996, the Annual Apalachicola River Indian Community Conference has worked to document the identity, history and cultural traditions of the descendants of the historic Indian settlements of Scott Town, Scotts Ferry and Woods, and to advocate for the Indian families of the panhandle, whether of Creek, Lumbee, or Euchee (Dominicker) ancestry. This year the conference will feature several presentations. Marcus BriggsCloud of the College of the Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee, Creek Nation is Maria Gomez on the Indian communities in north Florida and South Alabama, and will be present with Mrs. Gomez to answer questions. Briggs-Cloud is a board member of Cultural Survival (culturalsurvival.org), an international nonto the preservation of native cultures and languages, which was chartered by the the tribal peoples globally. Also on the agenda are the Bureau knowledgements decision on the Muscogee nation of Floridas (formerly Florida Tribe of Eastern Creek Indians) petition for federal recognition slated for April of 2012, and an update on the Lumbee Tribe of Cheraw Indians Congressional Bill for federal recognition. The release in June of 2011 of the Indians of North Florida (by Christopher Scott Sewell and S. Pony Hill) through Backintyme Publishers (available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles, and others) will be discussed and a limited number of copies will be available to community members. It is a legal and Indian in the panhandle during the segregation era, concentrating in the central panhandle counties. This book has genealogical infor mation and documents concerning the Ammons, Ayers, Barnwell, Bass, Bennett, Bird, Blanchard, Boggs, Brown, Bullard, Bunch, Butts, Bryant, Chason, Chavis/Chavers, Conyers, Copeland, Davis, Doyle, Forehand, Goins, Hall, Harris, Hicks, Hill, Holly, Ireland, Jacobs, Johnson, Jones, Kever, Laramore, Long, Lovett, Mainer, Martin, Mayo, Moses, Oxendine, Perkins, Porter, Potter, Rollin, Rowe, Scott, Simmons, Smith, Stafford, Stephens, Stone, Sweat, Thomas, Whiton primary historical documents (census, military, court, voter, and educational records) in Calhoun, Holmes, Liberty, and Jackson counties. There will be a meal served at 6 p.m. and special presentations to community members.For more information or if you have questions, contact Chris Sewell (918) 402orgIInterested in free familyfriendly entertainment? Join us at the Blountstown Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 18 for the next Arts Series Event. We are calling it From Slow Movements to Jumpin Track which features the art of Tai Chi and an original musical story. At 6:30 p.m. we will the ancient Chinese system of exercise called Tai Chi (not to be confused with strenuous martial arts). Joan Davis, artist, soapmaker and wellness expert, will demonstrate the slow and consistent dance that stimulates all the organs of the body. Her movements act as a walking meditation and the seamless transitions traveled and lived all over the world practicing the them performed in Italy 23 years ago. Joan says, I love reaping the calming The second half of our program will feature something new! Stephen Ayers is an accomplished musician and a published author. He has composed what he calls an instrumental narrative which is an original piano score combined with a dramatic short story of his own. We will be all ears as we follow along track with a tale that takes place during the Depression and centers the characters around train travel. Stephen has named his work of art Jumpin Be prepared for something wonderful! Our Cultural Arts Evening will be held in the Heritage Room of the library (from back park ing lot entrance). Light refreshments will be on hand and no reservation is required.New Art Series starts Feb. 18 at Blountstown Public LibraryMARIANNAThe Chipola College Black Professionals will host a Black History Month Program, Friday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center. Dinner will be served. Dr. Rufus Wood of Panama City is the guest speaker. A prominent local civil rights leader and pastor, Wood was honored in 2010 by the Glenwood Community Center for his 25 years of dedication in bringing social justice to the community. Wood has served as pastor of the Love Center Missionary Baptist Church, Moderator of the Progressive Missionary Baptist District Association of West Florida, and President of the Bay County branch of the NAACP. The public is invited to enjoy the free festivities and dinner, while learning more about Black History. For information about the event, contact Dr. Willie Spires at 718-2232.Dr. Wood to speak at Chipola Black History program Feb. 24

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 COMMENTARYNewt Gingrich rose from the political ashes of South Carolina like the mythological Phoenix. Gingrich doesnt have the gold and scarlet plumage of the mythical Phoenix, but his pseudo-intellectual babble with the red hue of hatred for President Obama, the government, the liberal news media and anything or anyone who challenges his view that he is the conservative that can save America from all the liberal heathens. Newts a piece of work. Id like to think that the political climate in South Carolina is an aberration of Americas political common sense, but I doubt it. Gingrichs marital philandering is well-known and well documented. Of course, his second wife and a scorned woman was going to get even for his alleged request for an open marriage. Her story was printed in Esquire magazine a couple of years ago, but didnt get the notoriety then that it has with the second reiteration of the open marriage claims to ABC News. Of course, Gingrichs supporters pass it off as sour grapes. riages and wives, but the difference here is that this man really thinks that he should be President of the United States. Unfortunately, a fair number of people, particularly in the hinterland of South Carolina agree. I had to admire Gingrichs ability to become the victim when the CNN reporter started the South Carolina presidential debate with a question about Gingrich and his open marriage issue. In a nanosecond, Gingrich became the victim and the news media became the villain. The South Carolina crowd showed their contempt for the liberal news media with thunderous applause as Gingrich went through his feigned outrage of how could you possibly ask me such a question, you dirt bag? Evangelicals, conservatives and most rightwingers are quick to tell the world why their conservative values are better than the values of liberals, but that wasnt borne out by the voters of South Carolina. Exit polls indicated that 44% of evangelicals and 41% of women voted for Gingrich. What that means is that the hatred for President Obama and the liberal media is more important to the right-wing than their conservative values. The one theme from interviews with right-wingers is that they want someone who can beat Obama. Its OK by me if people on the right hate Obama and anything liberal. I wouldnt expect anything else, but spare us the pious rhetoric about values. As always, when events get down to the short hair, the real person, the real values come to the fore. No more smokescreens of words, people are found out for who they really are. The misinformation and outright lies that spew forth during these debates is awesome. Fact Check.com does a good job of debunking misinformation put forth by Republican presidential candidates. Fact Check also does the same for Democrats and President Obama who frequently stretches the truth to something unrecognizable. But, how many people read Fact Check? Not many. The facts are those pesky things that just get in the way of people believing what they want to be. Facts be dammed. My local newspaper has had many letters and Spout Offs trashing President Obama for not signing off on the pipeline from Canada to Houston, Texas deal. Gingrich and the right-wing would lead you to believe that liberal tree-hugging environmentalist are the reason that Obama did not sign the pipeline plan. The truth is that the Republican governor of Oklahoma raised the environmental issue because he was concerned about the states water aquifer. The governor did the right thing in raising the environmental issue. President Obama did not sign the deal because the pipeline company does not know where the pipeline will be laid. The Republican congress forced the issue into a two-month drop dead date for signing the deal, but the location of the pipeline cannot be resolved in two months. Therefore, the president would not sign a plan for a pipeline to nowhere. Presumably, the Republicans would have signed off on a plan that was not complete. However, the Republicans have been successful in painting President Obama as the pipeline villain for political gain, but what else would one expect? Late Night LaughsA recaRECAP oOF recentRECENT obOBSerER Vation ATIONS by BY lateLATE niNIGhtHT tV TV hoHOStTS.CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS Newt rises from the ashesThe S San F Francisco subway system was shut down when some idiot drove an S SUVV into a subway tunnel. Boy, that Italian cruise ship captain is having a bad week. JAY LENONewt G Gingrich is lining up impressive endorsements. Todd P Palin, G Gary Busey, and now, Chuck Norris. Ill tell you, his endorsements could beat up Mitt Romneys endorsements. JIMMY KIMMELA hiker who was lost in a blizzard said he stayed alive by digging a snow tunnel and burning dollar bills for warmth. Today he was offered a job as P President Obamas economic adviser. JAY LENObile has a better navigation system than an Italian cruise ship. DAV VID LETTERMANSScientists announced that they have detected a brand new subatomic particle. This particle is so tiny, its actually smaller than the income tax rate paid by Mitt Romney. JAY LENOTheres a new F Facebook app that will post a diculous. I dont need someone to change my status when I die. I need them to water my F Farmville crops. JIMMY FF ALLONAnybody watch the debates? Newt was pretty good, I have to admit. He lashed out and said the attacks from the media make it harder to attract Thats why we have people like Newt G Gingrich JAY LENOSSomeone has to tell F Francesco S Schettino that embracing a callous policy of every man for himself doesnt make you a sea captain. It makes you the Republican nominee. BILL MAHERRick P Perry pulled out of the presidential race which is bad news for the guys on death row in Texas. Hes coming home and hes not in a good mood. JAY LENODuring a debate, Mitt Romney said he grew up in the real streets of America. Yes, the real streets, where people pull up next to you and ask if you have any GGrey PPoupon. JIMMY KIMMELRick P Perry endorsed Newt G Gingrich, saying Newt isnt perfect, but who is? To which Donald Trump said, I am! JAY LENOPPresident Obama kissed a woman on the cheek after she told him he looks good. Which explains why last night, Michelle made him sleep on Air Mattress One. JIMMY FF ALLONAt the debate the other night, Mitt Romney said he is not an avid hunter, but he is happy to go along if someone invites him to go hunting. To which Newt G Gingrich said, Hey, maybe you can tag along with Dick Cheney. JAY LENOPPresident Obama visited Disney World to promote a new plan to boost tourism. Of course, it was awkward when he walked into the Hall of P Presidents and saw them making room for Mitt Romney. JIMMY FF ALLON forces has been arrested for passing Canadian military secrets to a terrorist group. I dont know whats more shocking, the fact that he did that or that Canada has military secrets. JAY LENO

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JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARY WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift The euro threatens us all WASHINGTON The U.S. economy seems

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 January 3 from 4-5 p.m. (ET) at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in room 13 ODeELL H. oOWeENSOdell H. Owens of Bristol will celebrate his birthday this month. On Jan. 27 he will be turning 87 and as you can see, he is still smiling and enjoying life.jJAcoCOB cCReEAmeMERJacob Creamer will be celebrating his 11th birthday on Jan. 26. He is the son of Stacey and Jon Creamer of Bristol. His grandparents are Carolyn and Jimmy Creamer of Eastpoint and Everett and the late Faye Matthews of Tallahassee. Jacob enjoys going hunting with his daddy. When he is not hunting he enjoys playing baseball and basketball. Jacob will celebrate his birthday by getting together with his friends. birthdays LINDSeEY tT AYLoOR m MURKeERSoONLindsey Taylor Murkerson will be celebrating her 13th birthday today, Jan. 25. She is the daughter of Scott and Letricia Murkerson Prescott and the late John E. Murkerson of Tallahassee. Her grandparents are Harry T. and Marian Strickland of Sycamore, Howard Murkerson of Gainesville and Wilma Murkerson of Woodville. Her great-grandparents are the late Dewey E. and Myrtice Strickland of Bristol and the late Odie and Pauline Shepard of Sycamore. / Lindsey enjoys cheer/dance competitions with her JAGS team and playing softball for Tolar Middle School, as well as talking and texting on the phone, shopping and spending time with her friends.SSARA cCAt THeERINeE BRoOWNSara Catherine Brown will be celebrating her eighth birthday on Jan. 27. She is the daughter of Doyle and Beth Brown of Hosford. Her grandparents are Bob and Ruth Pickron of Bristol and Sonny (Pharis) and the late Pauline Brown of Hosford. Sara Catherine enjoys school and playing video games as well as computer games. One of her favorite activities is riding her Barbie car with her sisters. BRANBRANT JUDSUDSONN SSEWWELLLLBrant Judson Sewell will celebrate his eighth birthday on Jan. 30. He is the son of Brian and Lisa Jo Sewell of Telogia. His grandparents are Gene and Vicky Coleman of Hosford and Silas and Susie Summerlin and Clifford Sewell, all of Telogia. His great-grandparents are Nora Lee Summerlin of Telogia and Betty Elkins of Hosford. Brant is a second grade student at Hosford School in Mrs. Shelly Staffords class. He will celebrate his birthday with a trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa. PRE-ORDER FOR GUARANTEED DELIVERY 17932 Main SStreet NN, SSuite 5B BLoOUNtTStoTOWN PHONE (850) 674-9191 Its our pleasure to make your sweetie feel special year round! LIVE FlL ORAl L JEWEl L RY Custom Gift Baskets Stuffed Animals Candy Balloons Flowers Cards And so much more!!DISCOUNTS ON VALENTINES DAY GIFT ORdDERS PLACEdD ON FFRIdDAY, FFEB. 10 Come by Feb. 10 and see our FULL-SeSERv VIceCE FLoORIStT Opening just in time for Valentines DDay.FRREE DeDELIveVERY IN BlL OUNTSTOWN & All LL AREA SCHOOl L SFloral Showcase Merle Norman Blountstown TEE-SHIRSHIRTSSIN IN SSTOCKK NNOWW DDOZENN$55 $29 SINSINGLLE$999

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JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Truck rear-ends Calhoun school bus Tues. afternoon on Hwy. 71 PENSACOLA Your Better Business Bureau Foundation of N Northwest Florida is currently accepting applications for the 2011 S S tudent E Ethics SScholarship. The S S tudent E E thics S S cholarship A A ward is given to college-bound students within the BBB N Northwest Florida service area who demonstrate overall personal integrity and ethical behavior.N Nine high school junior and senior students will be granted $1,000 S Student E Ethics S Scholarship this year. Three students in each of your BBBs three districts will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward the accredited college or university of their choice.L Local leaders from businesses and academia will serve as judges and award scholarships based on criteria including leadership, community service, academic achievement and an essay response on building character. The S S tudent E E thics S S cholarship will be awarded in conjunction with the Torch A A ward for Marketplace E Ethics and the C Customer S Service E Excellence A A ward. The Torch A A ward was created to recognize businesses and charities that insist on exceptionally high standards of behavior in dealing with customers, vendors and employees. The C C ustomer S S ervice E E xcellence A A ward recognizes employees who go above and beyond in their customer service activities. The application deadline is March 16. S S cholarship recipients will be recognized and asked to read their essay at a luncheon in their district to be held in May. For entry forms and org/TorchAA ward or call (850) 4290002 or (800) 729-9226. MAARIANNAANNAAA three-year project to raise the level of S STEEM (SScience, Technology, E Engineering, and Math) education in Floridas rural high schools got underway Jan. 13 at CChipola CCollege. S Students from Holmes, Washington, Jackson, C Calhoun, and L Liberty C Counties participated in a day-long forum to create innovative projects and hear from noted speakers Dr. James Brooks, Director of Florida S S tate Universitys N N ational High Magnetic Field L Laboratory and C C hipola alumnus Brian Toole, a mechanical engineer working with N Navy SEALS SEALS at the N N aval S S urface Warfare C Center at the N N aval C C oastal S S ystems L Laboratory in Panama CCity. The event was organized by the FloridaLLearns S STEEM S Scholars Project, a collaborative effort of the Panhandle A Area E Educational C Consortium (PAEC AEC) targeting gifted and talented students in grades 9-12. The initiative is part of a $4.5 million dollar grant awarded to the consortia for the development of an enriched and rigorous S STEEM education campaign to reach students attending Floridas rural schools. During the days events, students worked in teams to develop a rolling vehicle powered only by a mouse trap. S Such projects are designed to allow students to use their imaginations, grow leadership skills, work collaboratively, and gain a deeper understanding of the science and engineering skills associated with the project. A A ccording to Brenda C C rouch, FloridaL L earns S STEEM S Scholars Project Manager, These events offer the students a chance to meet other gifted and talented students in the region but more importantly, they help build excitement and optimism that a S STEEM-related education and career are both achievable and attainable.C C hipola C C ollege has embraced the S S TE E M project and committed personnel, space, and is assisting with planning future events. C College president Dr. Gene Prough, says, CChipola is proud to be a part of this program to encourage students to continue their education in the areas of science, engineering, technology and mathematics. Patrick M. McDaniel, the E E xecutive Director of PAEC AEC says, The FloridaL L earns S S TE E M S S cholars joint initiative address es the need for some of the states most underserved students to have increased access to S STEEM-related courses and rigorous and challenging learning experiences. O Our goal is to motivate these students to select S STEEM-related careers and help prepare them to be successful in Floridas innovation economy. For additional information go to www.stemscholars.orgChipola hosts STEM forum for talented students

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012Liberty County High School JROTC Instructors Major (Ret) Tom Groggett and MSG (Ret) Curtis Milton and their cadets presented the Bristol Lions Club with over 155 pairs of used eyeglasses on Jan. 17. The JROTC assists the Lions Clubs International by annually collecting eyeglasses, which are then repaired by Lions for people in unfortunate circumstances. A portion of these glasses will go to Third World countries where vision supplies are unavailable. Bristol Lions Club President Ann Hosford Smith also gave the JROTC 200 Vision Learning classroom lesson plans. Lions Clubs provide local schools with age-appropriate lesson plans for learning about eye anatomy and physiology, eye safety, diabetes, and other health topics. JROTC donates eyeglassesJROTC cadets Cadet Harley White, Cadet Michael Marotta and Cadet Brandon Schneider are shown above with JROTC instructors, Major (Ret.) Tom Groggett (front left) and MSG (Ret.) Curtis Milton (far right). Lions club members shown here include Lions Club President Ann Hosford Smith (center), Lion Major (Ret.) Bob Pickron (far left) and Lion LTCOL (Ret.) William Donald Smith (right).MARIANNA Ben Watts, former Secretary of the Flor ida Department of Transpor tation, will deliver a presentation on Abraham Lincoln, at Chipola College on Thursday, Jan. 26. The public is invited to attend the event which is scheduled from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m., in Jackson Hall of the college Literature/Language building. Watts visit was arranged by Chipola Social Science professor Melissa Cauley for students in her American Federal Government class. She decided to open the meeting to other students and to the public due to the great interest in President Lincoln. Watts is an engineer who graduated from Chipley High School in 1965 and from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He joined the Florida DOT in 1974 and served in various leadership roles including Secretary before leaving in 1997. He joined Carter & Burgess, Inc., a national architectural and Worth, Texas, in 1997. He was named President and CEO of Carter & Burgess in 2003. He retired in 2008 and lives in DeFuniak Springs, with wife Gardis, the sister of Gail Hartzog, Chipolas Dean of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness. Watts is an avid golfer and student of Abraham Lincoln. For information about the presentation, contact Melissa Cauley at (850) 526-2761, Ext. 3224. Former DOT Secretary to give Lincoln presentation Chipola auto tech students pass ASE examsEleven students in Chipola Colleges Automotive Service Technology Program recently passed examinations from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Pictured from left, are: (front) Jody Vowell of Blountstown, Terell Loper of Marianna, Dan Shivers of Altha, Dillon Chambliss of Basom; (back) Brandon Johnson of Marianna, Wayne Sawyer of Marianna, Josh Weakland of Marianna, Clinton Seymour of Marianna, Marc Haviland of Donaldsonville, D.J. Johns of Marianna and Sam Robison of Malone. For information about Chipolas automotive program, visit www.chipola.edu or call (850) 718-2306. The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: C.RR. 2224, PHAASE I This project will include the widening and resurfacing of C.R. 2224. Shoulder re-grading, thermoplastic striping, of 18 A-2000 pipe, 31 mitered end secculvert extensions are also included. tained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 20684 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida 32424, (850) 674-3300. (For questions, please call Kristin Brown at (850) 674-3300). The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, 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. Liquidated damages for failure to comwill be set at $200 per day. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid, for the C.RR 2224, PHAASE I. Bids will be received until 10 a.m. Eastern Time, on February 8, 2012, Liberty County Courthouse, 10818 N NW S.RR. 20, Bristol, Florida 32321, and will be opened and read aloud on February 8, 2012 at 2 a.m. Eastern Time. Liberty County Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Handicapped A Accessible/ Fair Housing Jurisdiction. be $50 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All Bids shall remain opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. NNOTICE TO RRECEIVE SEAALED BIDSJan. 18, 25 & Feb. 1 NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC Why shop with us, we beat major city prices! Carrabelle, Florida Call us at (850) 697-4383 We are a Napa Auto Care Center! We Specialize In All Major and Minor Vehicle Repair! Check out our Tire Prices! We Install Toolboxes, Nerf Bars, Radios and More! Also Check out our Exhaust Price! We Install Any Exhaust! Also Check out our A/C Price!Brake Special $99 and up!KEITHS Phone (850) 674-8332 AAll walk-Ins welcome or give us a call for an appointment!Come join CalCo Travel, Calhoun County Senior Citizens, on a "perfect time of the year" cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. We will be leaving out of New Orleans on April 26. This cruise includes cruise aboard the Carnival Elation, transportation to and from New Orleans, government fees and taxes, a $50 onboard credit per room and a good time at no extra charge! Cost: Interior: $529/ double pp., $449/triple $569/double pp., $489/ of $100 due upon sign up with the balance due by Feb. 1.Calhoun seniors to take cruise to Mexico on A April 26MARIANNAChipola College will offer a free seminar, Credit Basics and Improving your Credit Score, on Friday, Jan. 27. The major determining factor on receiving any type of loan is a personal credit score and credit history. The class will cover credit basics, what makes up a credit score and how to improve the overall score. Anyone interested in information offered. ness Analyst CPA MBA, will lead the seminar. Branch has been a restaurant owner for over 30 years. The seminar will meet from 9:3011:30 a.m. in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. 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JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 TALLAHASSEE For the increas ing number of high-risk families in Florida facing the complex challenges of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays, additional help is on the way. Two Florida State University professors have received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train more educators in specialized early intervention and support. We are grateful that the U.S. Department of Education has once again recognized Florida State Universitys extraordinary expertise and impact in educational policy and research, President Eric J. Barron said. The grant to Mary Frances Hanline, a professor of early childhood special education in the College of Education, and Juliann Woods, a professor in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, will support their Personnel Preparation in Early Intervention project aims to improve the quality and increase the number of personnel who are fully credentialed to serve children with disabilities from birth to age 5. The new grant will enable Hanline and Woods to provide online courses to practicing early-intervention professionals throughout the state. And for Florida State students preparing for careers in special education and early childhood education, the grant will mean enhanced opportunities for training in early intervention. Dr. Woods and I will be expanding the content of existing academic periences, which will take place in programs providing services to high-need families who need specialized intervention and support, said Hanline, the Personnel Preparation in Early Intervention and Education Project principal investigator. Among the projects goals: Work with a total of 71 students over the pathologists, 27 early-childhood special educators and 22 interdisciplinary pre-service professionals. Training more educators for special-needs children in high-risk families ASK THEO L D F A R M E R SA L M A N A C Heating & Air Conditioning FL LicIC. # CMC1249570R s s CCs (850) 674-4777Whaley WhaleyWhat can you tell cance of the weather in ones dreams? F. L., International Falls, MN The weather in dreams often sets a mood, much as it does in books. It represents emotional undercurrent. Whatever the tone -cloudy, hazy, sunny, bright -that is the condition youre in. If the sun is trying to pour through, there is hope! If clouds obstruct your view, you have some troubles to work through. The trick is to decide when the weather is important to the meaning and when its just, well, weather. According to com mon dream interpretation guidelines, however, to dream of the Sun or sunrise is to have new adventures awaiting you. Goodwill is yours, energy is coming your way, and Blue skies? Clear weather may be in store for you, with periods of peacefulness and freedom from cares. If the sky is obstructed, sadness or trouble may be coming your way. To dream of rain may be a cleansing dream, or it may suggest isolation. Rain symbolizes fertility, new thought, and industry, but an overcast day or cloudy outlook may obstruct changes. Welcome the rainbow in your dreams, for it is a promise of good luck and happiness. An open umbrella in your dreams means that you are protecting yourself from emotional upheavals (water), but if the umbrella is closed and you are getting wet, then you may be open to those feelings. What is your unconscious trying to shower you with? A dream of thunder says, Pay attention! Lightning may symbolize enlightenment or inspiration, especially if the dream is not a fearful one. Snow in your dreamy landscapes may express chilly or frozen emotions. In general, water indicates emotions and frozen water may suggest an impasse -if the in the dream. Icy footing, falling through the ice, or slippery going are all cautionary indications, suggesting that youre skating on thin ice in your daily endeavors. Take care. Earthquakes are literally shake-ups in your dreams. Life is changing, for the better or the worse. Financial upheavals, illness, recovery after a serious accident, or other major life changes may be suggested. Whirlwind? Whirlpool? Are you being sucked under and overpowered or lifted up to a new level of under standing and awareness? Life is in chaos, either way, but changes may be coming that you will welcome.I picked up an electric slow-cook pot at a yard sale. Can I prepare regular meals in it? H. M., Round Rock, TX Yes and no. That is, many traditional recipes can be easily converted into electric slow cooker recipes, but others are not suitable. Soups, stews, chilis, casseroles, bean dishes, some meat dishes, and desserts such as berry compotes or bread puddings are ideal for slow cooking. Use the slow cooker to simmer tougher or less fatty cuts of meat, or for casseroles and stews. Check your library for a slow cooker cookbook, just to learn the basics of the appliance, and then branch out from there. Youll quickly get the hang of what you can do and what you cant. Slow cookers can be handy in busy households where the end of the day gets hectic with afterschool commitments or multiple dinner times. While food preparation will probably take about the same length of time overall, slow-cooked meals can be prepared the night before. In some households, this may mean the difference between a real meal and a frozen dinner. One of its best features, however, is the fact that the slow cooker offers the welcome smell of a homecooked meal when you walk in the door. If you were going to choose one breed of chicken for smallscale (under 20 birds) production, which would you choose? R. P., McPherson, KS It depends on whether you are looking at egg production or meat value. There are almost as many opinions as there are poultry farmers. However, it is generally agreed that White Leghorns are the top breed for egg production. A close second is the Rhode Island Red. White Leghorns tend to be nervous; noise or strangers in the chicken yard may affect their egg production. Rhode Island Reds are more docile. If you live in an area with noise and audible honking horns, Rhode Island Reds may be a better choice than White Leghorns. The Plymouth Rock is a dual-purpose breed that can be used for both eggs and meat. A favorite among backyard poultry keepers, it is friendly and easily handled. JAN. 23, MONDAY -Chinese New Year. New Moon. Chinas giant pandas were added to the endangered species list, 1984. Princess Caroline of Monaco born, 1957. JAN. 24, TUESDAY -Mars stationary. British prime minister Winston Churchill died, 1965. Voyager 2 spacecraft sent back photographs from Uranus, 1986. JAN. 25, WEDNESDAY Conversion of Paul. Conjunction of Neptune and the Moon. Boston, Massachusetts, covered with 22.1 inches of snow, 1948. JAN. 26, THURSDAY -St. Timothy. St. Titus. Moon on equator. Conjunction of Venus and the Moon. 1937. JAN. 27, FRIDAY -Conjunction of Uranus and the Moon. Representatives from over 60 nations signed Outer Space Treaty, 1967. Raccoons mate now. JAN. 28, SATURDAY -St. Thomas Aquinas. Poet W. B. Yeats died, 1939. U.S. Coast Guard established by Congress, 1915. Fear nothing but your own conscience. 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 FINaANCINGDAYLIGHT

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012To the editor:This past Labor Day I was at Blue Springs State Park in Marianna watching some friends and family members participate in a half marathon competition. After the meet on my way home I spotted a gentleman with a watermelon display on the side of the road. I stopped to inquire about the melons, and was told they were 3 for $10. I struck up a conversation with this nice gentleman, and he noticed I had on a Chipola College shirt. He told me about his relationship with Chipola College, and that his friends at Chipola called him Jumpin John. I asked if he was the Jumpin John Smith I had seen in a video on You Tube, and he said yes. I told him I had seen the video clip, and he was quite an accomplished dunker and I enjoyed his clip very much. I asked him if he would ever consider performing in Calhoun County at one of our schools. He said to let him know, and maybe it would work out. I gave him $10 and purchased 3 melons that I told him were for my grandkids. As I started to leave he walked over to my car, and gave me an extra melon for those kids. I was talking to Principal Ronnie Hand, and Assistant Principal Debbie Williams about Jumpin John. I told them he would be a good crowd draw for a basketball game. I showed Mr. Hand the video site, and he was impressed with Jumpin Johns performance. He was going to give the site to Coach Davis. Later when I found out about the game on January 27th in honor of breast cancer awareness, I suggested that would be a great time for the Jumpin John exhibition. My wife died in 1997, a victim of breast cancer, and the tribute to her memory, as well as so many others that have died from the same disease is a extra special memory for me that I feel deserves special recognition. My friend Robert Trammell is a long time supporter of Chipola College, and as passionate as any booster on earth on their behalf. He put me in touch with Coach Jake Headrick, the basketball coach at Chipola who gave me Jumpin Johns phone number. I called Coach Headrick, and told him that Robert gave me his number. I told him I was superintendent of schools in Calhoun County at what the occasion was. I told him I was a graduate of the college, and my brother-in-law Dr. Gene Prough, was his president. Coach Headrick inquired about the time, and place of this event. He said that he would talk to Jumpin John, and try to bring some of the Chipola basketball team to our game to conduct a basketball slam dunk contest. How could I refuse such gracious generosity, and a friendly gesture to make our game more special? I thanked him, and told him it was more that I had ever expected. I immediately got up with Debbie Williams, and Coach Tony Davis to be sure they were okay with the plans. There will be an exhibition of some young cheerleaders, and the basketball team from Chipola, and especially Jumpin John. They all wanted to be a part of this worthy cause. In case anyone wants a sneak preview, go to You Tube, Chipola Manager Jumpin John Smith Dunk Contest. You will be entertained, and I hope excited to come to the game and support the breast cancer theme. I also want to thank the local media for their support. They are most accommodating to help us get our messages out to the public on school related endeavors. Respectfully, Tommy McClellan, Superintendent Calhoun County SchoolsTo the editor: I have watched with great interest the presidential debates and developments in this election cycle. I am looking for a leader who understands the urgency of the hour, has traditional American Judeo-Christian values, has the guts to step outside the politically correct box, and the leadership ability to change the Washington mindset. But all these qualities are to no avail unless the candidate didate can possess all the right stuff but unless he can be elected, America is still on course with the Titanic. I have watched people with good ideas and values withdraw from the race. As one after another emerged to take a lead in the polls, they became targets of the left wing media. Bachman, Perry, Cain all had great ideas and values but the minute they seemed to arise from the pack, the media began their assault. Biased media coverage does not have to be blatantly critical to be effective. There is a proverb that says the little foxes spoil the vine. Critics in the media are experts at bringing up hot button issues that occurred twenty years ago that have no relevance to the issues of today but cast doubt in the minds of the voter. A little doubt spreads cycle. But that same media scrutiny is not applied to the left We form opinions based on the information we receive. A political scientist from UCLA, Tim Groseclose conducted a study of the last presidential sured the affect of the national media in the last presidential election and found that media bias affected voting 8% in favor of Barack Obama. Without the media bias in the last election, Obama would not be our presithe Groseclose research and a fascinating video interview go to www.timgroseclose.com/videos/uncommon-knowledge/. Media bias is a huge factor in the political process. I am sick of the news media innuendoes, elitist attitudes, and gotcha questions. No candidate has a chance in todays political climate unless he or she is capable of negotiating the media Last week candidate Newt Gingrich demonstrated his ability as a candidate who can forcefully respond to the biased media. In an opening presidential debate question, Gingrich was confronted by CNN debate moderator about an ABC interview with his ex-wife. Gingrich boldly brought attention to the absurdity of such a question at such a time and the audience responded with a standing ovation. There comes a time when we must take a stand. As an outspoken values person in this community I am standing with Newt Gingrich. Of the candidates left standing, I beto meet the criteria I outlined Several weeks ago I changed from a registered Democrat to Republican in order to vote in this Republican primary. It is critical that we make our voices heard in this election cycle. I have respect for Rick Santorum and Romney but I have chosen to support Gingrich because I believe he has demonstrated the best ability to take command of media, then in Washington. Bold leadership with deep underlying values is essential and his bold responses in this and other situations have caused me to believe Newt is best equipped to survive the media shark tank. Because I am a pastor, you may think it inappropriate for me to openly express my choice of a candidate. I am also a citizen and I make no apologies. It is time for leaders to lead. We cannot afford to sit passively and comfortably in the lounge chairs of the Titanic. The urgency of the hour demands that we speak loudly and boldly to the issues at hand. The America we love is in the balance. Pastor Roger King, BlountstownBiased media coverage apparent in the Presidential RRace SPEAK UP!WITH aA LeETTeER TO THeE eEDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 Chipola basketball players and Jumpin John Smith to take part in Hoops for Hope on Jan. 27 in BlountstownTo the editor: and a neighbor was appreciated. They drove me to home. My having been unable to drive suggests a need for bus service. A bus route south on SR 73, east on SR 20, north on SR 71 and west on US 90 from and back to the shopping center parking lot close to the Social Security service with just one bus. One fare regardless of distance and high enough charge would be very reasonable for me if my car does not start and I am hungry. Can I get an amen for my ideas to start a bus service? Leonard Maio, AlthaOur area needs bus service to help those who no longer drive Become a Volunteer Help an abused, neglected or otherwise at-risk child by becoming a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem. Discover how you can make a difference in a childs life.Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation

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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA couple of years ago, Rusty Wyrick said goodbye to his 25 year career as a computer programmer and where he now owns and operates a bed and breakfast Tuscany. become his adopted home came about due to a missed deadline. Following his 1981 graduation from Blountstown High School, Rusty continued his education at FSU where he applied for the colleges study abroad program in 1984. He wanted to go to London but missed the sign-up deadline. After learning a spot was still month study trip to Florence, himself absorbed in the art, architecture, history and culture of the country. When the study program ended, he couldnt bear to he said. that made it possible to continue his stay. He said he stretch his lire in the days before the euro became the at his three-story establishment called Casa La Pace, FINDING HIS WAY AROUND for his study tour, Rusty knew only two words in now calls the most beautiful city in the world. that would entail another year of school he continued in computer science. Ross Perots consulting company, EDS, and worked in an air conditioning factory 45 minutes outside of Rome. When they went to the Vatican, Dan noticed a long line of tourists who had a lengthy wait until a tour guide tour guide. He knew all the spots to go to, all the places DISCOVERING CASA LA PACE and Japan. See CAASAA LAA PA ACE continued on page 32 LEFT: Rusty Wyrick and his brother, Dan Wyrick of Blountstown, share a laugh as they talk about the time they spent together in Rome. RIGHT: Rusty leads a tour though the Tuscan village he now calls home.

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 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 MARIANNA The 27th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna. The event begins with registration and the Trade Show opens at 7:30 a.m. (CT). The program begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends with lunch. Following lunch there will be an optional Cool Season Variety Tour held at the North Florida Research and Education Center, Agronomy Unit north of Marianna. There is a $5 per person registration fee for the event. The focus of the Beef Conference this year will be: Making the Most of New Opportunities. Two thousand and twelve promises to be a very interesting year in the cattle business. Cattle producers should get the highest prices they have ever received when they market their cattle this year. Because of increased costs, however, they will also have the greatest risk with more invested than ever before. For these reasons Dr. Walt Prevatt, Auburn University Livestock Economist, was chosen to be the keynote speaker. He will provide a cattle market outlook for 2012 and beyond, and also share ideas for managing cow costs. Kevan Tucker, Clarke County Alabama Extension Coordinator, will share ideas on how to capitalize on these higher market prices. Nicholas DiLorenzo, University of Florida Beef Nutrition Specialist, will discuss nutrition management, and Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director, will share ideas on how to increase herd performance, to help ranchers improve The Beef Conference also features a Trade Show of businesses that offer goods and services to cattle producers in the region. Time will be provided to visit with the company representatives to learn about new products and suggestions they have for beef cattle operations. New this year, Farm Credit is offering you the opportunity to replace your tired, well-worn cap with a brand new Farm Credit cap during the Beef Conference. Bring your old cap to the meeting and Farm Credit will exchange it for a new Farm Credit capjust in time for planting season! For more information on the Beef Conference, contact Doug Mayo, at (850) 482-9620, or on the NEWS FROM THE PEWS On behalf of the Ferguson family, we are grateful and would like to thank the Liberty County department for their quick response in saving our past week. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to the people of Liberty County. Sincerely, Cecil & Chacosglo FergusonAANNIVERsSARY CEELEEBRARA TIIONNST MARYS M.B. CHURCH St. Marys Sanctuary Choir will be celebrating their 10th anniversary on Jan. 28 & 29. The event will begin on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. with a musical and reading by poet Idean Evans. The event continues on Sunday, Jan. 29 with Pastor Johnson and his congregation from Defuniak. Plan to attend St. Marys M.B. Church and help make this event a success. Call 674-3597 for more information.SPEECIAIAL co CONcCERtTSRED OAK MENNONITE CHURCH The Red Oak Mennonite Church will be hosting a very special concert with the Wissmann family on Sunday, Jan. 29 beginning at 7 p.m. The Wissmann family includes the parents and The family of Rudolph Rackley would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many family and friends who have reached out to us since the passing of the man we called husband, daddy and granddaddy. tions are a testament to how many lives Rudolph Rackley touched and we are honored by your compassion. We would like to especially thank Sonny OBryan, Earl Bowden and Reverend John King for the beautiful service; the kind words and the memories you shared will be forever cherished by us all. Also, we would like to thank two very special physicians for the care they provided during Mr. Rackleys life. Dr. Gerald Skipper, thank you for the many years of care, you had a way of making him do the things most of us could not and he thoroughly enjoyed your visits. Dr. Misbah Farooqi, while you only cared for him during his last few months, you treated him and our entire family as he had been your patient forever. Your compassion and endless desire to heal him is sincerely appreciated. Thanks again to everyone for the overwhelming love and support. It has provided much needed comfort during our time of loss. their 11 children, whose talents are showcased as they play musical instruments and sing. The family is involved in prison ministry and other forms of outreach. The presentation is free and the public is invited to attend. You will surely be blessed. The church is located at 19247 NW CR 275, Altha.RED OAK MENNONITE CHURCH The Red Oak Mennonite Church will be hosting another family concert on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. This event will feature the John Glick family. This is a family of 11 who enjoy Southern Gospel and country style music. You will enjoy this evening of beautiful music and encouraging singing. The presentation is free and the public is invited to attend. You will surely be blessed. The church is located at 19247 NW CR 275, Altha. BLOUNTSTOWN FIRST ASSEMBLY The Vessels of Clay will be in service at Blountstown First Assembly on Sunday, Jan. 29. They will be at the church for both the a.m. service at 11 and the p.m. service at 5. Pastor Shelton Kindig and members would like to invite you to come join them in service. The church is located on Hwy. 20.SPEECIAIAL SERVIERVICEEST PAUL AME WomenOMEN mission MISSION-ary ARY society SOCIETY Everyone is welcome to St. Paul AME Women Missionary Society service next Sunday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Reverend Willie Manning from Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee. Please come take part in this worship experience. St. Paul AME is where tor and Jesus Christ is Lord.SPEECIAIAL PRERESENENTA A TIIONNST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Gaskin St. in Blountstown, invites you to a presentation on the Book of Revelation on Wed. Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. CT in the church hall. Guest speaker Tom Gust, is presenting Part II of a series of programs on this subject. Light refreshments will be served.5tTH SUNDAY MEEtTINGStT LukeUKE ChurchHURCH of OF GodOD in IN ChristHRIST The St. Luke Church of God in Christ will be hosting their 5th Sunday meeting Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. (CT). The host church will be Back to Basic Church of God in Christ. Pastor Shirley Patterson will be the speaker for the evening. Dinner will be served after the meeting. For more information call Pastor Delano Reed at (850) 643-6400 or (850) 674-4189.REVIVAREVIVALStT LukeUKE ChurchHURCH of OF GodOD in IN ChristHRIST The St. Luke Church of God in Christ will be in revival beginning Feb. 1 through Feb. 3. Service time is 6:30 p.m. (CT). Guest speaker for the revival will be Super intendant David Wood from Panama City. For more information call Pastor Delano Reed at (850) 643-6400 or (850) 674-4189.6tTH ANNUAlL l LUNcCHEoONgospelGOSPEL e E Xpress PRESS ministry MINISTRY of OF north NORTH florida FLORIDA The Gospel Express Ministry of North Florida will be holding their 6th Annual Ladies Luncheon and High Tea on Saturday, March 10. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ET) at the Golden Eagle Country Club, 3700 Golden Eagle Drive in Tallahassee. Guest speaker will be Mr. Joyce Sauder. Tickets for the event are $25. For tickets or more information, call Twila Henry 674-1664 or Candice Nissley 562-9049. Gospel Express Ministry of North Florida. 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The Florida Forest Service continues to the soil, and helps to control certain Forest Service protects To report a suspicious about the Florida Forest al opportunities, visit the (Special Note: Effective July 1st, 2011, the Florida Division of Forestry returned to its original namethe Florida Forest Service!) JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 OUTDOORS Flint Walker attends 4-H A Archery Clinic and scheduled to compete in upcoming matches Story and photos by Susan Blake, U.S. ForestOREST SerER ViceICE More Kids in the Woods brings youngsters to the great outdoors The Florida Forest Service demonstrates a prescribed burn as students from Jefferson High Education Coordinator Kelly Langston of the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center instructs a student from Jefferson High School on the archery range. The More Kids in the Woods event students from Fort Braden Middle School, Jefferson High School and River Springs High School. Maria Joyner a student at Fort Braden Middle School NWTF range instructor. Nearly 500 students from area schools attended the More Kids in the Woods event held January 9-13.Prescribed Fire Awareness Week in Florida Jan. 22-26

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Dr. Barry Edewaard 674-202017521MAIN ST. N Blountstown ELLIS AAgencyJohnny Ellis, agent/owner762-9694 Way to Go Wildcats! Phone 674-383819838 SRSR 20 W IN BLOUNTSTOwWN Pizza & Subs Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning(850)674-4777FL LicIC. # CMC1249570 Good Luck Season, Wildcats! This Blountstown DRUGS Congratulations on a great Homecoming celebration Wildcats! Waldorff AAce HardwarePHONE 762-3228 Way to Go Wildcats! Compliments of your friends at 20291 Central Blountstown 674-4359 Bay BlountstownFORdDCONGRATULATIONS cats17178 Main St. Street LIBERTY TTIRE COMPANY10781 NW SR 20 in Bristol643-2939 WAL MARTawa sowcsAlways. Golden PharmacyL RamseysPiggly Wiggly Have a great basketball season!Locatnstoan ountstown City Tire Co. Blountstown TThe Calhoun County TT ax Becky Smith and StaffWay to go Wildcats!20859 Central A A ve. E Blountstown, FLL(850)674-8242 TatumsHardware & SupplyR Blountstown(850) 674-4559 L CLJ NEWS.COM TT win OOaks Juvenile Development, IInc.A Florida CorporationFor RGood Luck Wildcats! HWY 20 BRISTOL palacheeTT heRR estaurantA The Kingdom of Opportunity Way To Go TIGERS! The City of Blountstown City Council JEMISON Heating & Cooling, IINcC. Brian Beiler, SV MGR 447-1943 estimates & 2nd opinions LRThe Industry Leader, Ranked higher than Trane & LennoxCARRIER E EQUIPMENT Back Where I Came From Altha High School Homecoming 2012 R R LEFT: RI D LEFT: Hartman RI D RIE Brianna Nelson TThe A Altha Wildcats had plenty to celebrate during several special Homecoming events last week. T The community gathered for Fridays Homecoming Parade through town, followed that evening a pair of homecoming battles on the basketball court. T The JV scored 38-35 against Bethlehem, followed by a Varsity win of 58-54.PY DIEL ILLI DEREE

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Max Scott and Trayce King did an excellent job representing Altha School at the County Wide Tropicana Speech competition held Jan. 17 at the Heritage Room of the Calhoun County Public Library. Trayce King, 4th grader, won 1st place in the 4th & 5th grade division and Max Scott won 1st place in the 6th grade division! We are very proud of them. Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012SCHOOL LLUNCH MENU Jan 25-31, 2012 Bristol Dental Clinic Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417SNSE Bristol Dental Clinic LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFAST: Cheese grits and sausage patty. LUNCH: Roasted turkey on whole wheat roll or whole wheat chicken burrito, mashed potatoes & gravy, carrots and banana. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes and ham. LUNCH: Crispy chicken on whole wheat bun or turkey club salad, french fries, garden peas and fresh cantaloupe. FridayBREAKFAST: Grits and scrambled eggs. LUNCH: sandwich on whole wheat bun, green beans and applesauce. (4th grade pizza)MondayBREAKFAST: Biscuit and scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Turkey nachos or grilled ham & cheese on whole wheat, romaine lettuce & tomato, corn and baked cinnamon apples. (Kg & 1st grade pizza).TuesdayBREAKFAST: Cheese omelet and cinnamon toast. LUNCH: Baked chicken with cornbread or turkey & cheese on whole wheat roll, fresh collard greens and mixed fruit with strawberries. *Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. CAl L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit and potato tots. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets, rice with gravy, buttered carrots, mixed fruit.ThursdayBREAKFAST: Cheese toast, grits and ham cubes.LUNCH: Chicken Fajita tacos with cheese, lettuce, tomato, whole kernel corn, fresh fruit.FridayBREAKFAST: French toast sticks with syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Cheese pizza, garden salad, fruit.MondayBREAKFAST: Sausage gravy and biscuit. LUNCH: Chicken BBQ sandwich, baked potato rounds, mixed fruit.TuesdayBREAKFAST: Pancakes with syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: Baked Ziti, garden salad, garlic bread stick, fresh fruit.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. blountstown high school altha wildcats The Altha FFA Middle School Horse Judging Team competed in the State FFA Horse Judging Career Development Event on Saturday, Jan. 21. The event was held at the Jackson County Agricultural Center in Marianna. Twenty teams from throughout Florida gathered to compete for the top spot. in 7th place. Congratulations to Ms. Stoutamire and the Middle School Horse Judging Team! Pictured above from left is April Lynn, Aubree Bay, Jesse Mills and Caylynn Reeder. AAlthas Calendar of EventsThursday, Jan. 26 Girls weightlifting meet at Arnold 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 JV/Varsity Basketball vs. Sneads 6/7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 JV/Varsity Basketball at Tallavana 5/6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting State Tuesday, Jan. 31 JV/V Basketball at R. F. Munroe 5/6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 Middle School Softball vs. Tolar 3.pm Friday, Feb. 3 Varsity Baseball vs. Liberty County 6/7:30by Kristen MajeskeAltha Schools JV and Varsity cheerleaders competed in the Chipola Cheer leading Extravaganza on Jan. 14. They showed their school spirit and made Altha proud! Junior Varsity placed 1st in the Middle School Non-tumbling Division. Varsity placed as 2nd runner up in the Large Varsity Non-tumbling Division. The JV sponsor is Emily Brooks and the Varsity sponsor is Meagan Henson. ABOVE: The Varsity cheerleaders during the competition. RIGHT: The Middle School cheerleadplace win.by McKenzie TannerPrincipal Ladona Kelley proudly announces Altha Schools Kids of Character for the month of December demonstrating the character trait of Generosity. On KLeigh Kitchen and Braeden Smith. Second row: Lane Braeden Raper and Paityn Parker. Not pictured is Jaden Mactavish. Cats Cuisine will be serving again on Feb. 2. Please have reservations in by Jan 31. Seatings are the same as always. The menu for Feb. 2 is Grilled Chicken with plum barbecue sauce, Creamy Twice Baked Potatoes, Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing, Angle Biscuits, Pear and Apple Individual Dessert Tarts. BHS CALENDAR OF EEVENTs SWednesday, January 25, FBLA Online Testing at Cottondale High School; FCA Huddle 7:20 A.M. in Mrs. Elizabeth Bennetts Classroom Thursday, January 26, FAFSA Workshop 5-7 p.m.; Star Lab at Sam Atkins Park 8 p.m. Friday, January 27, Boys Basketball vs. Liberty County Home at 6 p.m.; Senior Night and Halftime show by Jumping John in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Saturday, January 28, Cheer Competition at Bay High 9 a.m. Monday, January 30, Football Banquet BHS Lunchroom at 6 p.m.December Kids of CharacterS Sby Autumn CookThe Altha High School seniors would like to thank everyone for all of their support from buying the were for sale. We are proud to announce that the winner of the $100 Walmart gift card was Dottie Wiltse. Altha School homemade quilt was Hazel Walden and the winner of the second drawing for the quilt was Debbie Griswold. Be sure to keep your eyes out for anymore senior fund raisers in the near future.Dottie Wiltse winner of $100 Walmart gift card Cats Cuisine plans new menu for Feb. 2Cheerleaders compete in Chipola Extravaganzaby Mrs. Rebecca Stanley, BHS Guidance CounselorBlountstown High School will host a student/parent FAFSA workshop on Jan. 26 from 5-7 p.m. This workshop is being held to assist seniors and/or their parents/ guardians, with their applications for 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 to host student/parent FAFSA workshop Jan. 26SCHOOL NNEWS continued on page 19

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TALLAHASSEE Flexing its considerable research muscle, the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University has won a $38.6 million contract to help six Southeastern states and their schools put the test results, coursework information, graduation statistics and other education-related data they collect to more effective use in helping students ment of Educations Institute of Education Sciences, makes FCRR the lead for the region in connecting education stakeholders to student data in more meaningful and positive ways. Winning this sizeable contract clearly showcases the talent we have at Florida State and reinforces our position as a focal point for education research in the nation, said Florida State President Eric J. Barron. Through the award, the Florida Center for Reading Research will help others understand the power of the information available to them and how it can be used to improve their schools, ultimately putting our region on a path to greater student achievement in the years ahead. The contract will support FCRR and its research partners with operating the Regional Educational Laboratory for the Southeast Region (REL-SE), serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. Regional laboratories conduct applied research and evaluation, provide technical assistance, develop digital educational materials and other products, and disseminate information in an effort to help others use knowledge from research and practice to improve education. Strip away all the acronyms and complex language question: How do we use the myriad of information we collect to make measureable improvements to our education systems? said Barbara Foorman, director and principal investigator for the REL-SE and director of FCRR. With this contract, we have gained the resources we need to tackle that question and help our local education student learning. Foorman, who is also Florida States Francis Eppes Professor of Education, added that the Instructional Research Group (IRG) to create the winning proposal. The heart of the project will focus on four main to a broad array of education stakeholders throughout the Southeast: Improving low-performing schools. Scaling up the implementation of more rigorous standards, particularly in mathematics. improving their performance. Improving adolescent literacy. For more information about the contract and to view FCRRs proposal, visit the Regional Educational Laboratories grant website. The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) is the nations premier research organization devoted to literacy. The centers faculty boasts the broadest and deepest collection of reading experts in the world. Established in 2002 by the Florida Legislature, FCRR is jointly administered at Florida State University by the FSU Learning Systems Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences.by Mrs. Amanda McGheeOn Friday, January 13th BHS students participating in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, traveled to Chipola College to participate in team challenges led by university staff and STEM professionals. The students described the event as interesting, informative and most of all a lot of fun. Teams worked on engaging projects such as the design and construction of Mouse Mobiles. They enjoyed a pizza lunch before returning to the BHS campus. The BHS students currently participating in STEM are as follows: Khirsten White, Jayla Brigham, Austin Britt, Thomas Futch, Hunter JorFlowers, Carly Richards, Zach Bryant, Audrey The STEM initiative provides opportunities for these students to participate in real-world problem solving and research. The participants receive academic and career guidance from Mrs. Rebecca Stanley, BHS Guidance Counselor as well as other external counselors. If you want to learn more about the initiative, please feel free to see me, Mrs. Amanda McGhee, at stemscholars.org. Pictured here is Calen Masai proudly displaying his Mouse Mobile designed and constructed by his challenge team at Chipola College STEM event. JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 been learning that what we say and do can inspire, teach, and change the lives of those around us. One of the service projects that they participated in was collecting items to create care packs for our soldiers overseas. James J. Joey Bilbo and the Echo Company 111 Aviation Battalion in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The Fifth Grade would like to thank Principal Link Barber and W.R. Tolar School for donating the money to ship the boxes overseas. School. Also pictured in front row, center, is Reagan Bilbo, who is the daughter of Joey and Lacy Bilbo. Brandon and Terrell Sykes. BES Honor Assembly Jan. 13The Honor Assembly for the 2nd nine week grading period was held on Friday, January 13 at Blountstown Elementary School. All students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th, grades that made all As or all As and Bs were recognized with an honor roll ribbon. The 4th Grade Chorus performed two songs. w. r. tolar School BHS STEM students travel to Chipola College January 13 *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experienceTNTTOBY GARNETT, OWNER Collision Center OFFICE DIRECTIONS: From State Road 20 in Bristol, turn south onto Pea Ridge Road, go one mile, turn east onto Summers Road.PHONNE (850) 643-3333 FAX (850) 643-3334HOURURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru FridayThe Calhoun-Liberty JoOURNAlLServing two counties that make up one great community!FSU awarded $38 million to help spur public education improvements

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012byBY JoyceOYCE EhrlinHRLINGerER Florida State University Dept. of PsychologyYou're in search of a new coffee maker, and the simple quest becomes, well, an ordeal. After doing copious amounts of research and reading dozens only to wonder: "Was this the right choice? Could I do better? What is the return policy?" Reality check: Is this you? If so, new research from Florida State University may shed some light on your inability to make a decision that you'll be happy with. Joyce Ehrlinger, an assistant professor of psychology, has long been fascinated with individuals and then live with it. Happily. Of course, there are shades of gray. In fact, there's a whole continuum of ways people avoid commitment without really avoiding it. Ehrlinger's latest research on decision making was published in the peer-reviewed journal Personality and Individual Differences. The paper, "FailWay That Contributes to Reduced Satisfaction," was co-authored with her graduate student, doctoral candidate Erin Sparks, and colleague Richard Eibach, a psychology assistant professor at the University of The paper, based on two studies of Florida State made choices differently and, more importantly, how the process itself varied. Ehrlinger's research, however, looked at something else entirely: What happened after a choice was made? have made the right choice," the authors contend, "they are less likely to fully commit to a decision." And most likely, they are less happy in their everyday lives. part of the personality or simply a frame of mind remains unclear, but Ehrlinger hopes to isolate the cause of the behavior in future research. "Current research is trying to understand whether certainly cause themselves a lot of grief." Over the years, Ehrlinger's scholarly research has led her to study self-perception and accuracy and error in self-judgment. Her latest research into the for several reasons. thought in consumer decision making and purchasthey see an All Sales Are Final' sign because it forces them to commit," Ehrlinger said. a lot of stress, so the trait could potentially have an big life decisions such as choosing a mate, buying a house or applying for a job. Even after considerable deliberation before may still feel unhappy, even depressed, with his or "Identifying the right' choice can be a neverco-authors write. "Feelings about which option is best can always change in the face of new informaa choice because they cannot be absolutely certain they chose the best possible option.""Current research is trying to understand whether they can change. High-level maximizers certainly cause themselves a lot of grief."Joyce Ehrlinger Florida State University Department of Psychology I DO OOR DO I? Psychology researcher nds that second-guessing one's decisions leads to unhappiness University was again named one of the best values in the nation by Kiplingers Personal Finance in the publications annual ranking of public colleges, moving up two spots to 18. The ranking highlights four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. Kiplingers cited Florida States high four-year graduation rate, low average student tuition and overall great value. We are pleased with this latest recognition. Florida State University said President Eric J. Barron. By all accounts, we are one of the most efUnited States. The Kiplingers ranking best education to our students that we possibly can while remaining accessible Kiplingers reported that it revamped the rankings this year to give more weight to academic value, such as the percentage of students who return for sophomore year and the four-year graduation rate. While the criteria have shifted, the overall focus on value remains the same. Many schools have appeared on the list multiple times, including Florida State, a testament to the consistent value these colleges provide, according to Kiplingers. As states cut funding for higher education and tuition continues to climb, editor at Kiplingers Personal Finance. This years top 100 public schools deliver strong academics at reasonable prices. We applaud these institutions for tightening their belts without comproThe annual public school rankings appear in Kiplingers February 2012 issue, now on newsstands, and online at www.kiplinger.com/links/college.Florida State UUniversity named a best-value school Call Beth Eubanks, your full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 or email at bethseubanks41@aol.com. With a Tupperware business, youre in charge. You decide how much money you want to earn, how much time you want to spend working, and when you want to work. 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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. JAnuNUAryRY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 SCHOOL NEWSTALLAHASSEE Parents and taxpayers now have a new way to view the performance of school districts in Florida. The Florida Department of Education has released a numerical ranking of the states 67 school districts, country. The district-by-district of an initiative that will soon include a list of all of the schools in the state ranked by number within the three main school groupings: elementary, middle and high school. The goal is to make it easier for parents to assess school district performance. I applaud Commissioner Robinson on these rankings. We all wish to ensure students have the opportunity to get a good education that will prepare them for a good job, said Governor Rick Scott. Ranking school districts by performance allows taxpayers to see their investment in education at work. The numerical ranking is based on each schools total points derived from FCAT scores. The total is the sum of scores for reading, math, science and writing; learning gains in reading and math; and scores for learning gains in reading and math among the lowest 25 percent of students in each school. The school district ranking is determined by the school grade points they earned based on the assessment scores of all students in the district that were enrolled for the full year. Florida is considered a national leader when it comes to measuring the success of our schools, said Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. The Florida Department of Educagrading program in 1999, and since then we have provided our model to other states that wish to replicate our exceptional accountability system. Commissioner Robinson added that using education performance data is essential for measuring student progress and school ef fectiveness to ensure that Floridas educational system continues to move in the right direction. Ranking districts and schools based on data-driven results demonstrates Floridas focus on ensuring students receive a high quality education and provides another helpful tool for parents, educators and taxpayers, he said.Florida school districts ranked by student achievement Ranking allows parents and taxpayers to compare performance district-bydistrictCalhoun County School District ranked #18; Liberty County #28 out of 67 counties A Family Reading and Writing Night was held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria of Blountstown Elementary School. Parents and students enjoyed the exciting writing activities that the teachers had planned. Shown above is Kelly Wyrick, working on sounding out words with her daughter, Karen. Family Reading Night CLJNews.cCOM 27 28

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 GARDENINGWhile I might be considered the gardener in the family, my husband is the king of compost. So he was a happy guy when Santa delivered a compost tumbler this year. With so many affordable and trouble-free composters available, almost anyone can convert yard debris into precious compost. While composting occurs naturally, human intervention can accelerate it. The quality of the compost and the production speed depend upon several factors that human composters can manipulate. To improve the composting process, we can monitor the air, the moisture and the ratio of brown material to green material.AerationComposting is an aerobic or oxygen-requiring process. The microorganisms and other biological decomposers responsible for composting consume oxygen along with the organic materials and produce primarily compost, carbon dioxide, water vapor, and heat. The oxygen consumed during the process must continually be replaced by air movement through the materials. Because the penetration of air may be inadequate or inconsistent, some decomposition inevitably occurs under anaerobic conditions (without oxygen). Anaerobic conditions are undesirable in a compost pile because the decomposition products are often odorous. In addition, as composting proceeds and the materials decompose, they shrink in size and begin to settle. Settling reduces the piles air spaces and restricts aeration. Regular mixing of the pile, referred to as turning, reverses the effects of settling. Although turning recharges the pile with fresh air, the piles porosity and improves natural air circulation. Turning also blends the composting materials and breaks turning speeds the composting process. Moisture Microorganisms need moisture. Water serves as a medium for chemical reactions and provides a means for movement of nutrients to the microorganisms. On the other hand, too much water makes the materials soggy and heavy, hindering aeration. The squeeze test is an easy way to gauge the moisture level of composting materials. The material should feel damp to the touch, but not dripping wet. Water should drip from the material only when you squeeze it tightly in your hand. If you cant squeeze water out, the pile is too dry. Carbon-to-nitrogen ratio (browns and greens) Microbial decomposers obtain many nutrients from the composting materials but carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) are the nutrients that most affect the process. Microorganisms primarily use carbon compounds as an energy source and ingest nitrogen for protein. Because they require a balance of both nutrients, the proportion of carbon to nitrogen is important when combining organic materials to make compost. The ideal ratio (C:N) of these two elements is about 30 parts carbon to 1 part nitrogen by weight. In a backyard or home composting situation, it is impractical for you to be precise. An easier approach is to develop recipes by thinking of carbon sources as browns and nitrogen sources as greens and then combining brown and green materials in rough proportions. Examples of browns include dry leaves and shredded newspaper. Greens include grass clipping and kitchen scraps. For additional information about all of the county extension services and other articles of interest go to by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa County Care to compost?BLoOUntstown NTSTOWN U USDA Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Charles H. Golden reminds producers enrollment for Aver age Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) begins January 23 and runs through June 1.   Farmers in Calhoun/L Liberty who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of must do jobs, Golden said. Producers should contact the local pointments.  Annual contracts are required to be signed to All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP and ACRE payments are required by June 1, 2012.   For more information about DCP and ACRE programs or other FSA programs, contact your the state FSA website at: www.fsa.usda.gov.Average Crop Revenue Election program enrollment to run Jan. 23 through June 1 Located in BristolLAND ClLEARING-Private drives and roads -Food plots -Home sites -Small acreageCall EEddie NNobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas (850) 447-0849EEddie NNoblesLAND ClLEARING, EEXCACA VA A TIIONN AND RootOOT RAKING FoOR: Liberty Post &Barn Pole Inc.We've got the fence posts to meet your needs.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies.WPHK RRadio K-102.7 FMWYYBT RRadio Y-1000 AM K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also air at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET.Swap Shop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes even longer!) Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away.K102.7 is the voice of the Liberty County Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers and the Florida Gators 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.DD. 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 EEye IInstitute 4320 5th A A ve. 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JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 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 YY 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& CrematoryCHARARLIE SAAM BAALL BRISTOL Charlie Sam Ball, 69, of Bristol passed away January, 17, 2012 in Panama City after complications due to illness. He was born in Elbert, WV to Charlie Clarence Ball and Agnes Elsie Lang. His life of adventure began early when he joined the Navy at age 17. He met Betty Faye Scott at a USO dance in Memphis, and they were married on April 22, 1961. They had six children together. He was blessed with itchy feet and moved his family multiple times to Florida, Illinois, Mississippi and Virginia. He and Betty divorced after 35 years of marriage. In his later years, he set out to sail the world and got as far as Apalachicola, where he enjoyed a life full of other adventures. On one trip to China, he met and marwas a devoted and kind companion to him. He leaves behind a legacy of adventure and learning. He learned to play the banjo and the organ and enjoyed all sorts of music. He was a philosopher and enjoyed conversations on a large variety of topics. He was a spiritual man and enjoyed his activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He provided many opportunities for his children to learn independence and resilience, and these are traits that they cherish. He loved to sail and was an accomplished pilot. His love of aviation brought him many fun experiences and true friends. He was also a businessman and owned his own trucking company for several years. He had a desire to serve others who were less fortunate than he was. He led a very full and somewhat unconventional life. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, brother Jessie and sister Audrey Faye. Survivors include his wife, Qiuzhi Gao; six children, John Ball and his wife, Linda of Springville UT, Sheri Johnson and her husband, Mike of Orem, UT, Tammy Horger and her husband, Jim and Spencer Ball all of South Jordan, UT, Sarah Walker and her husband, Bernard of St. George, UT, and Samuel Ball of Brookport, IL.; nine brothers and sisters, Suzie, Clark, Connie, Gracie, Russell, John, Rosie, Kathy and David; eight grandchildren; and some granddogs. He will be greatly missed by his close friends Steven Ford and Max Campbell. His family would like to thank them for their devotion Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the arrangements. EDGAR GeGERAlLD GGRiffiIFFIN MARIANNA Edgar Gerald GrifWednesday, January 19, 2012 at his home. He was born on February 5, 1934 in Clarksville and had lived in Jackson County since 1974. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He served in the United States Navy. Services were held Sunday, January 22 at from the graveside at Shady Grove Cemetery near Grand Ridge lowed. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. JOHNNYNNY EDDWARD ARD THOMAAS, JRR. ALBANY, GA Johnny Edward Thomas, Jr., 59, of Albany, GA passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. A native of Blountstown, he had resided in Albany, GA. since 1978 moving from the Panama City area. He was owner and operator of Thomas Transportation. He was a member of the IHRA and Nettle Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Thomas of Albany, GA; two sons, James Edward Thomas and his wife, Karen and Joseph Edward Thomas and his wife, Melissa all of Leesburg, GA.; two daughters, Brandy Roland and her husband, David of Albany, GA. and Donna Joiner of Thomasville, GA; his father, Johnny Edward Thomas, Sr. of Albany, GA; his mother, Dorothy Jean Dudley of Blountstown; two sisters, Gailen Lock of Blountstown and Debbie Hatcher and her husband, Lamar of Marianna; and eight grandchildren. Memorial services were held Tuesday, January 24 at Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Chancellor Memorial contributions may be made to Neighbors in Need, St. Clares Center, 2005 Martin Luther King Drive, P.O. Box 4123, Albany, GA 31706. Mathews Funeral Home in Albany, GA was in charge of the arrangements. The Big Bend Hospice Patient and Family Holiday Gift Drive was born over 15 years ago as a way to give For terminally ill patients and their families; the holiday season can seem overwhelming. The importance of maintaining holiday traditions and making lasting memories, especially at the end of life, is very important. For some patients purchasing gifts for family is imposdrained their resources. For some families the loss of the main bread winner has meant that everyday is a struggle to make ends meet. The annual Holiday Gift Drive has connected individuals, neighborhood groups, in need of some holiday cheer. Some of the gift requests are meager; warm socks, basic toiletries, or candy. For other patients, the needs are more compelling. Big Bend Hospice Chaplain Lenny Marshall had a patient whose only request was to have a decorated tree in her home for her last Christmas. Community donors mings. Marshall, keenly aware of the patients physical challenges brought a hospice volunteer to the patients home along with a donated tree, ornaments, garlands, lights, and even a CD of holiday music to play while trimming the tree for the patient. This lovely lady was like there was a great light within her, said Chaplain Marshall. What pleasure that gift gave her and what beauty it brought to her home. Another patient dreamed of improving his home before his death so that his wife might live more comfortably and securely after he was gone. The home was in need of heat as well as other necessary repairs. Community donors donated two portable heating systems for the patient and his wife. A contractor who lives in our community learned of the patients need for repairs and donated his own time, skills, labor and materials to improve the patients home. These donations provided the patient with a sense of peace regarding his wifes future which was truly a gift to the patient. The wonderful donors who participate in the Gift Drive are very special individuals. They are kind, caring individuals with giving hearts who have a desire to reach out and touch the lives of hospice patients and their families. We are so grateful for our donors and the wonderful communities in which we live!Big Bend Hospice patients annual Holiday Gift DriveVeERDellELLA MARtiTIN CARteTER BLOUNTSTOWN Verdella Martin Carter, 67, of Blountstown, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at home. Survivors include her four brothers, Edward Martin tin of Brooklyn, NY and Gregory Martin of Blountboth of Blountstown, Mary C. Martin of Orange, NJ, Joyce Draper of Panama City and Darlene Martin of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Chris Anna Martin. Services will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 1 p.m. CST at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Blountstown. Interment will follow in the St. John Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, Jan. 27 from 2-7 p.m. EST at Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy. Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society.WhatHAT betterBETTER tribute TRIBUTE can CAN there THERE beBE?EAstST GGADsSDeEN UUNitIT P.O. Box 563, Quincy 32353 MariannaARIANNA Covenant Hospice will host the 7th Annual Garden Gala from 6-9p.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 artists to paint wooden swings, Adirondack chairs and benches to be auctioned at the event. Artist applications are available at Covenant Hospice or you can email Angela Jackson at mailto: angela.jackson@covenanthospice.org or call 482-8520 or 209-8008. 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, Holmes, Development Manager for Covenant Hospice. Covenant providing 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 Covenant Hospice seeks artists for Garden Gala event scheduled June 9

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 FroROM left LEFT : Brianna Attaway, Kristen M Majeske, Brianna Walker, Wayne Boozer and Seventh Graders Seth Alday and Kinsey Register ABOVE: The seniors showed their homeing their tye-dyed shirts for Color War Day! Eighth graders show off their winning spirit sheet which features the homecoming theme, Back Where I Come with pictures of eighth graders throughout their elementary and middle school years and pictures of their parents who are Altha School alumni during their days at AHS. Back Where I Came From Altha High School Homecoming 2012 coronation of their King and Wednesday evening followed er for a chili cookoff followed

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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25 The Altha School Varsity basketball team took a close 58-54 win in a packed house for Friday nights homecoming game against Bethlehem. It was a hard fought game from the beginning but the guys played tough, said Coach Warren Roberts. Will Rogers hit a long 3 point shot to give the Wildcats a halftime lead of 38-35, which they held throughout the game. Will Rogers led the night with 25 baskets, PJ Iler had 13, Jacob Warner scored 10, Kent Rogers had 6, Anthony Young and Zac Morris both scored 2. After this victory over Bethlehem, the varsity stands at 9-9 for the season. They will be playing the last district game Friday night against Sneads beginning at 6 p.m. with the Jr. Varsity team and 7:30 p.m. with the Varsity. The JV held their own on the court as they won Fridays game 3835, putting their season standing at 11-7. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOSAAltha Wildcats win homecoming game 58-54 ABOVE: Altha 8th grader Jay Yon battles a Bethlehem opponent for the ball. The score of 38-18. BELOW: Wildcat sophomore Kent Rogers struggles for the loose ball. ABOVE LEFT: JV Wildcat Corey Martin leaps to shoot. ABOVE: Jacob Warner makes his move as he drives the ball up to the basket. LEFT: Justin Waldorff and Nick Young defend against a Bethlehem player during the JV game. BELOW: Althas Jae Fielder goes up for the shot during the JV game. RIGHT: Wildcat Justin Waldorff goes for a layup.

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Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012Glass top table with four chairs, $50; 1950s style table with two leaf extensions, $100; full size bed frame with head and footboard, $35; heavy duty computer desk, $75. Call 762-8511, 557-7338 or 209-0527. 1-25, 2-1 Headboard for double bed, $60; single headboard, $8. Antique table with 4 chairs, $450. Call 6743264. 1-18, 1-25Living room suit, couch and chair. King mattress and box spring sets. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 6741818. UFN TRUCKS2003 Chevy Blazer Sport, 2 wheel drive, in excellent condition with 48,000 original miles. Asking $6,500 OBO. Any reasonable trade considered. Call (850) 4470586. 1-25, 2-11997 Freightliner FLD120, $7,000 OBO. Call 447-4182 please leave message. 1-25, 2-11994 Dodge R Ram 2500, V10, automatic, 4x4, needs a small part 4973. 1-25, 2-11994 Geo Tracker, 4WD, 2 door, hardtop, needs a water pump; 1994 Suzuki Sidekick, 4WD, 4 door, hardtop, would make a good parts vehicle, $1,000 for both. Call 670-3359. 1-25, 2-11987 Bronco II mud truck, 305 V8, automatic, 36 inch Irok tires, lots of after-market parts. Call 447-1022. 1-18, 1-251990 Chevy 1500 pickup, long wheel base, 302 V8, automatic, AC, $2,995. Call 482-3775. 1-18, 1-251989 Ford R Ranger, 4 cyl, 5 speed transmission, original 81,000 miles, AC, in excellent condition, $1,950. Call 814-7813. 1-18, 1-251992 GMC boxed truck, white, 32-08 Caterpillar Diesel, AC/heat, strong work truck, excellent condition, $8,500. Call 814-7813.1-18, 1-25nice mens shoes, size 10 1/2, black, $4; boys jeans, size 10, $6.50 each; infant boy clothes, three pieces for $2. Call 6743264. 1-18, 1-25Fancy doll glass jelly jars, $1.50 for all. Call 674-3264. 1-18, 1-25Good selection of items: Mens, ladies and childrens clothes. Many items for the home. New items arriving daily. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN ELECTRONICS19 inch Magnavox TV, $20; 13 inch Orion TV, $10; XBox game console, $25; two Sony surround sound systems, $25 $30. Call 379-3008. 1-25, 2-132 inch GE TV, $100 OBO. Call 447-4195. 1-18, 1-2519 TV in excellent condition, $50. Call 674-4475. 1-18, 1-25 APPLIANCESGas dryer, very good working condition, $75. Call 643-1514. 1-25, 2-1Microwave, under cabinet, like new, $150. Call 643-2859. 1-25, 2-1Hotpoint stove, two years old, great shape, $185. Call 4474476. 1-18, 1-25Gas range, uses natural gas. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 6741818. UFN FURNITURECedar chest, $40, black vinyl couch, like new, $250, black TV stand, $25, entertainment center, $165, new queen size mattress and box springs, $300. Call 6432859. 1-25, 2-1 Two Bookcases, one includes TV stand, both matching solid wood. Call 447-0800 for more information. 1-25, 2-1 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 SALECoffee and food warmer, make offer. Call 674-3264. 1-25, 2-1Kerosene drum, 400 gallon. Call 674-8570 evenings. 1-25, 2-1Baby items, infant bathtub for boy or girl, $7, Winnie the Pooh and Tiger vibrating seat, $25, Even Flo car seat and Grayco with two bases, $15 each, Grayco 6-speed musical timed swing that lays completely back or up, $30. Call 6741381. 1-25, 2-1Mattresses twin and full size, make offer. Call 674-1381. 1-25, 2-1Piano, antique, $50. Call 6432859. 1-25, 2-1Make offer: Bakers rack, bed and a table. Call 674-3264. 1-25, 2-1Baby bouncer, like new, $30, baby swing, like new, $60, size 11 jeans, like new, $10 pair. Call 6432859. 1-25, 2-1Wedding Sale: Decorations and attire. Wedding dress, fully beaded, straight cut, with long train, very beautiful, $450; Maid of Honor dress, long, fushia with orange trim, $50; Mother of the Bride dress, long, elegant, pink and shimmery gold, $60; Cocktail dress, size one, green, black and silver with sequins, paid $120, asking $50; Miss Me Jeans, size 30 32, brand new, $50; Table runners, 25 orange, 25 fushia, 10 gold, $1 each; two door wreaths, swags, large, gerber daisy print, $80; vase gems, topiary decorated balls, and 40 ft. tulle bolts. Must see all to appreciate. Call 6432412 or 447-1194. 1-25, 2-1 Baby boy sports bedroom, 4 piece bedding set, mobile, diaper hanger, hamper, ceiling fan, lamp, light switch cover, curtain rod and valance, football rug and wall hangings, $100. Call 643-8996. 1-25, 2-1Womens clothes, size 18 20, pants, jackets and skirts, in excellent condition and reasonably priced. Call 447-0800. 1-25, 2-1Go Kart, $200 OBO; ab exercise machine, $75 OBO; Prime Fit stationary bike with moveable handles, $40; two aluminum trailer windows, $10 each. Call 7628511, 557-7338 or 209-0527. 1-25, 2-1Sunquest tanning bed, 24 bulbs with extra bulbs, great condition, $800 OBO. Call 639-4176 or 6431502. 1-18, 1-25Mattress sets, full size, used, $50. Call 643-2330. 1-18, 1-25Pair boys shoes, size 4, $10; pair boys shoes, size 6, $4; two pair khaki pants, size 6, $2.50 each; BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL FOR RENTBLOUNTSTOWN Phone 643-7740 For Rent in ALTHaA762-9555 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 RRENTALs SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN Find a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! RREAAL ESTA A TE Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing.Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 WANTED: RReal EstateBY OWNERCall (850) 447-2372 UFN NNO INNTERREST PLANANSI R.E. BrokerLAND SALE 10 ACRE + TRACTSPaved Highway Frontage With Planted Pine Trees From $4,995 per acreWith $600 DownR Regular ContractWith $2,500 DownN No Interest First Y Y earWith $5,000 DownN No Interest First 2 Y Y ears Owner Financing No Qualifying Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.(First Saturday of every month) Public is invited.18098 NW County Rd. 12AUCTION643-7740 Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 FreeREE setupSETUP forFOR yard YARD sale SALE everyEVERY SaturdayATURDAY $0 down, 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title BRRINNKLEYY RREAALTYY LAAKE MYYSTIC, 4/2 house on a GREAT 120 ft. lot, beautiful view of the lake, RV shop and more. Priced to sell fast!! TIME O OFFERRED, better hurry on this one!! TWINN OA OAKS, pretty 3/2 with garage, fenced back yard., MOOTIVA A TED SELLERR only $119,900 NNEW LISTINNG. DOOGWOOOOD STRREET, brick 4/3 on one acre with trees, very private setting,. R REDUUCED to $155,000 owner says bring all offers. PEARARIDGE ESTA A TES, super 5/3 brick with all the goodies RREDUUCED. HWYY 333, clean as can be this 3/3 on two acres, fenced. R Reduced to only $135,000. More land available.We have many other houses, mobile homes, lots and land. Give me a call to BUY or SELL!! For RRent in HosfordCall (850) 379-8287 or (850) 509-4227Mobile Home, 2 BD, 1 BA. Across from Hosford School.$350 Mo O NTH

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JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27 Buy, sell & trade with an ad in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal.Get ready for spring. Empty out those closets & call us! PHONeE 643-3333Email thejournal@fairpoint.net THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. STARSCOPEFA AMOUOUS BIRRTHHDAYAYSARARIES Mar 21/AApr 20 Aries, though you always have energy to burn, this week isnt about pushing personal boundaries. Its about working collectively with others for a common goal. TAURU AURUS A Apr 21/May 21 Life is only as boring as you make it, Taurus. This week when you feel the doldrums setting in, get up and try a new activity that is sure to bring some excitement. GEMINNI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, whether youre working for your own agenda or the greater good, stay informed when you deal with others to see if theyre receptive to your ideas. CANANCERR Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you wont be timid this week, but work associates will not be hearing much from with your energy because its dwindling. LEOO Jul 23/AAug 23 Leo, jump start your social life and host a party or go out for some fun. This week should be fun for everyone who hangs out with you. VIRRGOO A Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, if youre in a relationship with someone equality but also for greater levels of commitment. Your partner may be receptive. LIBRARA Sept 23/OOct 23 Libra, its one thing to have good manners, but its another thing to capitulate to what someone asks each and every time. You have a voice, so speak up and make your opinions known. SCORORPIOO OOct 24/NNov 22 A work project may be stretching out a little further than youd hoped, Scorpio. Its leading to restlessness, but teamwork can turn the routine into something engaging. SAAGITTAR ARIUUS NNov 23/Dec 21 Youre ready to take a fashion risk, Sagittarius. Inspired by the runway and passersby, a look that appeals to you. The results may be surprising. CAAPRRICORNORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, be assertive when expressing an important opinion this week. Your message will be loud and clear, and it will A AQUARUARIUUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, although you are great in a group setting, youre equally as impressive all on your own. Step out solo and experience a change of pace this week. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Feelings of uncertainty transform into something much more tangible, Pisces. Now you know what has been bugging you.Week of Jan. 29 ~ Feb. 4JANUARY 29 Adam Lambert, Singer (30) JANUARY 30 Christian Bale, Actor (38) JANUARY 31 Minnie Driver, Actress (41) FEBRUARY 1 Lauren Conrad, Actress (26) FEBRUARY 2 Christie Brinkley, Actress/Model (58) FEBRUARY 3 Isla Fisher, Actress (36) FEBRUARY 4 Natalie Imbruglia, Singer (37)1995 Ford F150, red, automatic, AC, tool box, one owner, well maintained, in excellent condition, $2,000. Call 814-7813. 1-18, 1-252002 Chevy A A valanche, red, looks good, runs great, 220k miles, $6,900 OBO. Call Kevin at 447-2899. 1-18, 1-25 AUTO ACCESSORIESCamper shell front window and tail gate, full size. Used but in very good shape, $125. Call 674-1429. 1-18, 1-25Carburetor for a Volkswagen with intake, $50. Call 379-5843.1-18, 1-255th Wheel hitch with all brackets and mounting hardware. New price $1,100, asking $550. Call 363-3901. 1-18, 1-25 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT2006 Massey Ferguson, 431 farm tractor with 140 hours, $8,000. Call 379-5843. 1-25, 2-12005 Johnson motor, short shaft with controls, $1,200. Call 6930872. 1-25, 2-1Parking lot blower, Little Wonders commercial grade, $450. Call 643-6589. 1-25, 2-1Cultivator, two row; ice machine, needs small repair. Call 526-1753 for more information. 1-25, 2-1Craftsman planer, 5 hp, 240 volt, 3 head blade, six years old, used very little, $700. Call 670-1274. 1-25, 2-1Trailer H Hitch for a Dodge pickup, $100. Call 762-8511, 557-7338 or 209-0527. 1-25, 2-1 PETS/SUPPLIESYY ellow cur dog, female, 1 year old, free to a good home. Call 379-3859. 1-25, 2-1 Pit puppies 10 weeks old, have had second set of shots, parents on premises, $50 each. Call 2090528 or 209-0506. 1-25, 2-1Dog house, $50. Call 643-2859. 1-25, 2-1HHorse trailer, two horse, bumper pull, with tack room, in good shape, $1,400 OBO. Call 4473322. 1-25, 2-1Estate Sale Tennessee Walker Stallion, brown and white, great and beautiful breeding horse, $100. Call 509-8193 or 509-6874. 1-25, 2-1Free 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, 1-25 LOST & FOUNDFOUNOUND: Football helmet and pads on road beside pond on Hwy. 67. Call 379-8287 or 509-4227. 1-25, 2-1FOUNOUND: Shotgun in the National Forest, call 674-1474 to identify. 1-25, 2-1FOUNOUND: Male Walker hound, no collar, found on Hwy. 67A. Call 273-1444. 1-25, 2-1LOOST: Reward offered for return. Chocolate Lab, male last seen in South Telogia area before Christmas, had orange collar. Call 6437149. 1-18 2-1LOOST: 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 WANTEDTall hot water heater, used, in good condition. Call 643-1428. 1-25, 2-1Full size bed set, mattress, box springs, frame all in exchange for two twin beds with one set of box springs and frame. Call 643-1428. 1-25, 2-1Wagon Wheel, rebuilt, 30 x 4, iron rimmed. Call 643-7757. 1-25, 2-1Small pickup, reasonably priced. Call 447-3171. 1-18, 1-25Small dog that is house trained. Call 674-3033 or 272-8677. 1-18, 1-25Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on Hwy. 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN HUNTING & FISHINGBarnett Jackal crossbow, used three times, comes with three Barnett arrows and three Montec broadheads, $250. Call 5735571. 1-25, 2-1Jon Boat, 12 foot. Call 526-1753 for more information. 1-25, 2-11980 19 ft. Bayliner boat with a 1985 outboard motor, seats eight, comes with a set of skis, one owner, used very little, in great shape, $1,500. Call 509-8193 or 509-6874. 1-25, 2-11984 14 ft. Collins Craft boat with a 1997 25 hp Suzuki motor, stick steering, trolling motor, heavy duty drive on trailer, $2,295. Call 4823775. 1-18, 1-25 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, 1-25 YARD SALES BRRISTO OLY Y ard sale, Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Hwy. 12 S, turn in front of Rex Lumber Company onto CR 379. Look for signs, cancel if it rains, no early birds please. Phone 643-5011.

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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012MIAMI Education game-changers from around the state were recently honored with special awards during Take Stock in Childrens State Leadership Conference in Tallahassee attended by hundreds of business and community leaders. John Henry of Naples received Award along with Richard Berkowitz of Miami who received the Champion of Education Award and India White of Gainesville who With January being National Mentoring Month, Henry He currently mentors three students at Immokalee High School, Elijah Arreaga, Kerby Henry and Elijah Basile, offering each of them support, guidance and encouragement. He meets with the scholars once per week, helping to build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, and improve academic and life skills while developing their Henry goes above and beyond to ensure they are on track and provide them with the tools necessary to be successful in life. Take Stock in Children is a role model organization endlessly to transform the lives of our youth, and we are thrilled to recognize their efforts with these awards, said Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, President/ CEO of Take Stock in Children. This State Leadership Conference served as the perfect platform to honor each of them, with other top education leaders and key partners from around the state in attendance. The Champion of Education award was given to Berkowitz, an outstanding member of the community who has worked tirelessly to raise awareness on behalf of the children of Florida while also advocating to address needs that have not yet been met. For years he has consistently devoted his time and talents to ensure that every child has an opportunity to achieve their dreams through education. White was selected as Take Stock in Childrens and efforts of paying it forward. Her path has led her from living in a homeless shelter to eventually becoming a teacher, mother and enthusiastic spokesperson and mentor for Take Stock in Children. White currently plays a vital role in the continuing success of the organization and all those who follow in her footsteps. To learn more about Take Stock in Children, or becoming a valued mentor or supporter, please call (888) 322-4673 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org.First-ever statewide mentor of the year awarded during Take Stock in Childrens conference in TallahasseeAward coincides with National Mentoring MonthRepresentative Marlene OToole presents John Henry with Take Stock in Childrens Statewide Mentor of the Year Award. All As 6th Grade Paxton Blair, ley Johnson, Annika Milliagan, Jara Phillips, Alison Roberts, Weston Schrock, Sarah Lynn White, Mary Beth Williams, Drew Willis and Michael Wyrick. 7th Grade Seth Brown, Hannah Bryant, Tiffany Dees, Mackenzie Eubanks, Tyler Hill, Caroline Howell, Shad Johnson, Sarah Ratis, Courtney Shuler, Emily Shuler, Logan Weiler, Lana Wood and Kristi 8th Grade Alexis DeVuyst, Derek Eberly, Lee Ellis, Lauren Godwin, Chessa Goodman, Anna Hassig, Will McClellan, Colton Purvis, Kenneth Rollins, Jennifer Snowden and Colby Tanner. A/B Honor Roll 6th Grade Abby Bailey, Emily Barragan, Taniyah BMS 2nd Nine-Week Honor RollMARIANNADr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 311 students who made the Deans List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2011. To be placed on the Deans List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses. Local students and their hometowns include: Students with perfect averages of 4.0 straight As : AlthaBritney Collings, Brett Floyd, Jessica Godwin, Kristen Peacock, Stephanie Shelton, Elizabeth Uhrick. BlountstownJunicia Baker, Robert Deason, David Leonard, Travis Pittman. BristolKelsey McDaniel. ClarksvilleMonica Jones. CottondaleKaitlyn Baxley, Anthony Kadenzy, Tracy Scott. Grand RidgeZachary Folks, Emily Gilley, Chad Meyers, Caroline Peacock, Rachel Pelt, Ryan Pilcher, Ariel White, Jessica Harrell. GreenwoodBenjamin KinardAmy McLeod. SneadsCassandra Coley, Jordan Coley. Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) : AlthaTaylor BrantleyCurl, Emily Brooks, Tory Lipford, Kathryn Nichols, Justin Terry, Aleena Tew, Maria Trejo Gonzalez, Rebekah Wiltse. BlountstownVirginia Baker, Megan Brown, Wayne Faircloth, Jahnice Jones, William Leonard, Shannie Lockhart, Cameron Smith, Karis Smith, Jeffrey Stewart, Trevor Williams. Bristol Hali Barfield, Christy Brock, Karey Gautier, Cade Guthrie, Sharee Hudson, Jacqueline Jackson, Daniel Kern. ClarksvilleMorgan Davis, Stewart Herndon, Jason Holland, Patrick Jones, John Tharpe, Cole Thompson. CottondaleDennis Allen, Teresa Crosby, Brittney Dilmore, Joshua Gainer, Sakima Godwin, Jessica Haid, Hannah Lamb, Tabatha Melzer. Grand RidgeMichelle Blackburn, Katherine Campbell, Katherine Ferrell, Christopher Holloway, Jolie Johnson, Hope Mooneyham, Justin Parrish, Sara Riley, Erin Williams. SneadsBrittany Ar Hightower, Gretchen Kinsinger, Joel McKeown, Travis Moore, Ashley Pavuk, Tyler linda Smith, Nathan Walden, Daniel Williams.Chipola announces Deans List The Florida College Student Activities Association (FCSAA) recently honored performers and technicians in Chipola Colleges Fall production of Our Town. Pictured from left: John David Brown, Haylie McLane, Leah Page and Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon. Brown and Page were named outstanding performers. McLane was named an outstanding technician. MARIANNA Chipola College Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the college production of Godspell, which opens Feb. 29. The Godspell cast includes: Trey McKay as Jesus, Dylan Bass as John the Baptist (Judas), Ryan Pilcher as Jeffery, Jae House as Lamar, Dante Brown as Herb, Kylee Shores as Robin, Kayla Todd as JoAnne, Sierra Hill as Peggy, Leah Page as Sonia and Ashleigh Stowe as Gilmer. The ensemble includes: Atrayu Adkins, Darren Blake Collins, Brett Floyd, Cade Guthrie, Jamal Engram, Wiggins, Amanda Locke, Alexus Perry, Gracie Wallace and Alex Parrish Godspell, is the beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin. Audiences will enjoy all the good gifts from one of the most enduring shows of all time as it comes to Chipola in a brand new, intimately staged, oneof-a-kind production. with popular hits Day By Day, Turn Back, O Man. This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world with the greatest story ever told. Theatre fans are invited to join The Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) VIP fund, which guarantees the best seats for all shows. of membership including Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel with VIP seating available at all levels. A portion of ACT memberships are tax-deductible. For information, contact Charles Sirmon at (850) 718-2227 or email: sirmonc@chipola.edu.Cast announced for Chipolas GodspellChipolas Our Town honored by FCSAABrown, Justin Bryant, Alexander Buggs, Grayson Burns, Victoria Ebersole, Kevon Godwin, Keith Grantham, Keyon Hammond, Johnnie Henry, Manuel Holliday, Emily Hood, Jamal Howard, Jherico Jones, Tucker Jordan, Tehya Manning, Rachel Margrill, Alicia Marquez, Victoria Maund, Gabe McClellan, Reyna Morales, Autumn Oxendine, Nicholas Pennywell, Angel Peterson, Brett Phinney, Ambriah Pierce, Will Price, Jaxon Ridley, Victoria Rol lins, Weston Sites, Brittnay Smith, Brianna Summerlin, Haleigh Tumminello, Caleb Van Lierop, Brianna Walker, Morgan Weiler, Destiny Williams, Logan Willis and Madi7th Grade Gabby Amaro, Brittnee Cumbie, Braicee Dietz, Mikel Engram, Tiffany Escobar, Mabeth Fuentes, Citlali Gutierrez, Benjamin Harrell, Bryson Horne, Autumn Lee, Trey Lynn, Mason Lytle, Abigail Martinez, Bianca Mar tinez, Julian Martinez, Keirstin Mosher, Rachel Nandho, Nykeria Patterson, Kalei Peacock, Madison Peacock, Otis Pennywell, J.T. Richards, Daniel Ryals, Megan Sims, Hayes Strawn, Darla Weeks, DMontee Williams and Mark Wilson. 8th Grade Chris Brown, Madison Brown, Josh Causey, Megann Dillinger, Ethan Glass, Devin Hackel, Emily Hall, Ayers Hassig, Mirazha Hogue, Brittany Kelley, Dharma Lee, John Martin, Manuel Martinez, Blake Pitts, Shanna Price, Taylor Pyles, Sacha Raper, Dawson Reeder, Mary Reynolds, Bryan Roberts, Brandon Smith, Taylor Stalnaker, Destiny Wise and Tristen Wood.

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JANUARY 25, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29 the Jan. 16 ceremony in Frankfurt honoring his father. He was angry at me for putting myself in danger but now he is just as proud, said Conner. At the time I did not know that he had just murdered two airmen, injured two others and attempted murder on a third, he said. Were it to happen again, I probably would have clotheslined (a wrestling move in which one runs toward an opponent with an arm extended from the side of the body, hitting the opponent in the neck or chest and knocking them over) him and kicked him until he could not get up on his own, he said. Brewer, a 23-year-old Airman from Gray, TN, was on the bus when Uka boarded. Uka shot and killed an airman standing near the bus and killed the driver as he stepped up into the vehicle. Two others were wounded as he continued shooting. Uka pointed the gun at Brewers head, said God is Great in Arabic and pulled the trigger but the gun jammed. Uka ran off the bus and through the airport. Brewer followed and Conner joined the pursuit. He did not stand out in the crowd, Conner said of the shooter. He looked as if he could have been a young person just starting out in their professional was said to be a devout Muslim whose family had lived in Germany for 40 years. Uka told authorities his attack was spurred on by a You Tube video he watched of American soldiers raping a Muslim woman. That video was anti-war movie called Redacted. Uka was charged with two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. He confessed to the shootings and is awaiting sentencing. HELPING THE VICTIMS After Uka was in custody, Conner returned to the ticket counter where he works. When he learned what had just transpired, the airport manager took I told him every detail that I could remember in the shortest time possible, Conner said. He was very supportive and asked if I would like to go home. Conner told him he needed to got to his counter and do his closeout for the day. Moments after he went to the ticket counter, his manager approached and told him the police wanted to see him. Conner spent the next several hours in a small airmen from the bus, where he acted as a middleman between them and German investigators as they were interviewed. All of these young people could have been my children, said Conner. I thought what it would be like for them in a strange country. You dont speak the language and some madman has just killed or injured several of your comrades. He requested chaplin assistance from the American Consulate to comfort the young airmen. He and Sgt. Brewer exchanged contact information and they hope to stay in touch. A PROUD SISTER Conner, who grew up at Sheltons Corner and still has a home there, said he will display the medal joined the Army at the age of 19 and has spent his adult life in Germany. Conner, his wife, Daniela, their son and their daughter, Janina, 25, live in Germany. Each year, they make month-long trips to visit friends and family in Altha, usually in October. His sister, Debra Perdue, thinks last weeks recognition ceremony was especially timely since it happened during the schools homecoming week. But she didnt even learn of her brothers part in Ukas capture until two or three months after it happened. She said Lamar was humble about what he did but she recognized that what happened was really big, she said. Im proud of him. Its a wonderful thing that he did...but he could have just as easily been killed, she said. She admitted she always worries about him being so far away and chides him about his cigarette habit, which he has tried to overcome several times unsuccessfully. She said shes often warned him, Those cigarettes will kill you. But judging by the events of last March, this could be the one time a smokers urge for a cigarette break may have actually helped save a few lives. ----------------------Anyone who would like to send Lamar Conner a note, share some memories from his early days in Altha or just congratulate him for his response during last years attack may reach him at lamar58conner@yahoo.com. Lamar Conner, second from left, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Brewer, second from right, are shown during last weeks presentation of the Federal Cross of Merit in Germany. FEDERARAL CRROSS OF MERRIT continueCONTINUED fromFROM the THE frontFRONT Page AGE

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Page 30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 2012-02 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF PAUL C. GIVENS Deceased. _________________/N NOTICE OF A ADMINNISTRARA TIONN AN AND N NOTICE TO CRREDITORRS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE:Y YOUU AR ARE N 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 All persons having claims or demands against the Estate are required, WITHINN THRREE MONNTHS FRROM THE DAA TE OF THE FIRRST PUUBLICAA TIONN OF THIS N NOTICE Clerk of the above Court claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in Employment WANtedTED (850) 643-2076. $AA VONN$Earn 40%, Starter Kit onlyONLY $10Call today: 15 positions ing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, to 12/15/2012 at Waverly Farm, LLC, Adamplicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. not later than upon completion of 50% of the this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in 10 positions planting, cultivating, harvesting and preparing plants for sale. From 2/15/2012 to 12/15/2012 at D. R. Snell Nursery, Inc., Union Bridge, cable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. not later than upon completion of 50% of the this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in 15 positionsing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock. From 2/15/2012 to 12/15/2012 at Rutgers quired. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Insurapplicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed day to their place of residence at time of refor this job at nearest State Workforce Agency Applications may be picked up at the for applicants is Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. All apIf you have any questions, please call Jim Shuler, Liberty County Road and 4040. *A Class B CDL license is required. *An Applicant may be required to have inmate supervisor training.Liberty County RRoad & Bridge Department is accepting applications for employment. JOURNAL jJOB MARKETbasis 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 of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHINN THRREE MONNTHS FRROM THE DAA TE OF THE FIRRST PUUBLICAA TIONN OF THIS N NOTICE they may have, the validity of of the Personal Representative, or the venue or jurisdiction 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 ______________________________________NoticeNOTICE ofOF VoteOTE iIN QUestioESTIONNoticeNOTICE isIS heHERebEBY GiveIVEN: A APRRIL L. SCOTT Last known address of: 14248 NNW 1st A A ve Bristol, FL 32321 eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Bristol, Florida, no later than thirty publishing. Failure to respond ineligibility by the Supervisor tration system. Published one time in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal 1-25-12 Marcia A. Wood Liberty County Supervisor of Elections Dated Jan. 25, 2012 1-25-12______________________________________IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN RUSSELL HILTON, Deceased.N NOTICE OF A ADMINNISTRARA TIONN AN AND N NOTICE TO CRREDITORRS TO ALL PERSONS HAV ING 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 John Russell Hilton, File NumCircuit Court for Liberty County, Florida, Probate Division, Post the Liberty County Courthouse. The Personal Representative of the Estate is Melinda and address of the Personal Representatives attorney is set All persons having claims or demands against the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION the Clerk of the above Court a or demand they may have. Each 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 shall claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one copy to the Personal Representative. All persons interested in the Estate Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF tion they may have, the validity of the Personal Representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court. DATED THIS 24th day of January, 2012. J. DAVID HOUSE, P.A. 16865 SE RIVER STREET (850) 674-5481 COUNSEL FOR PERSONAL REP. 1-25, 2-1

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Margies Florist Clint Hatcher, OwnerElectrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511New Homes Garages Additions Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE EstimatesServing Calhoun, LLiberty & Jackson Counties CLJNews.cCOM LIBERTY TTIRE 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 Tires Britt Kent has opened his second Quick Shine location next to C&S Pawn Shop and across from Badcock on SR 20 W. in Blountstown. Quick Shine #2 opened Nov. 3, 2011 and operates from 8 a.m. to approximately six years ago. Both locations offer a wide variety of services beyond the standard car wash, including full auto detailing, seat covers, full detail with wax and shampoo starts at $89.95. A total package includes outside wash, tire shine, vacuum, window cleaning, door jam and inside wipe down and interior dressing starting at $29.95 and up for cars, $39.95 and up for trucks. Pictured from left is Rocky Kincaid, owner Britt Kent, Leslie Ray and Britts dad, Roger Kent. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOQuick Shine #2 opens in BlountstownPENSACOLA Your Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year. O Our new S Scam S Source (www.bbb. org/scam) is a comprehensive resource on scam inves tigations by your BBB. Here are nine common scams weve seen in 2011 and our SScam of the Year. Job Scam Many job scams are designed to steal your identity. O One requires candidates to There is no job; the online forms are just a way to steal personal data. Sweepstakes and Lottery ScamC Congratulations! Youve won millions! To claim it, you only have to send the company hundreds or thousands. A A popular example this year was an email claiming to be from Mark Zuckerberg announcing the recipient won $1 million from Facebook. Social Media/Online Dating ScamS Some links prompt you to to view videos. Instead, the worm that sends out similar links and searches for your personal data. Home Improvement Scam Traveling contractors move around to keep a step ahead of the law and angry consumers. The worst move in after a natural disaster, taking advantage of desperate homeowners. S Start with trustworthy contractors. Check Cashing ScamO One check cashing scam begins with someone wantyoure selling. S Scammers send you a check for more than the purchase price, and ask you to wire them the difference. Their check bounces a few days later, leaving you out the money you wired. Phishing Scam Phishing scams steal personal information through an email that installs a virus on your computer, a phone call or letter. A A prevalent email in 2011 claims an electronic transaction did not go through. C Clicking the link downloads malware or steals your information. Identity Theft Scam You get a call in your hotel room in the middle of claims a problem with the computer requires your credit card number again. The call is actually from someone outside the hotel stealing your information. Financial Scam Websites claim to offer mortgage relief but ask for by doing things you could easily do yourself free, and most leave you in even more debt than before. Sales Scam Penny auctions are popular because they seem to offer items below retail. But you pay for each bid even if you dont win. A Although not all penny auctions are scams, some are being investigated as online gambling. BBB suggests treating them as you would a casino. Scam of the Year Hundreds of thousands of people have received emails notice from BBB. When opened, a virus designed to steal sensitive information when launched on a computer. BBB is working with federal law enforcement and has already shut down dozens of hijacked websites. The FBI, NAC NACHAA, IRSS, and other well-known agencies have been victimized in similar phishing scams.Better Business Bureau names last years Top 10 Scams

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Whiteld Steel Recycling, Inc. We Purchase: Pick-up service available for large quantities.LET US TURN YOUR SCRAP INTO CA$H Call for CURRENT PricingHOURS:Phone: (850) 643-4797 Fax: (850) 643-5001Page 32 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JanuaryANUARY 25, 2012 Jan. 30MONDAY When he reached his mid-40s, he knew the time was right to make a change. Since 1992, he had been living in Miami with his partner, Pepper who is of Cuban, Spanish and Chinese ancestry and whose last name, Pimienta, also translates to Pepper. Known by all as Pepper Pepper, his past experience as an artist, event planner, gallery owner, therapist and public relations representative give him unique skills to draw on as he manages their little hotel. Rusty said he finally reached a crossroads. I knew I could not continue to travel and have a new car, he said, although he had been saving his money for years. In 2007, he began looking online for property in Italy. They made two trips to Italy and visited numerous sites for sale, including a set of apartments, an old school house and a converted monastery. Then an ad on Craigs List caught his eye. He went and had a look at the home he would soon buy. Built in the 1740s, Rusty likes to point out that Casa La Pace, Is one of the newer houses in the area. Although some remodeling was needed, the building was available at less than market price and had the added bonus of being in a village with a train station, Rusty explained. The building was renovated and an extra bedroom was added, bringing the total to five, and bathrooms were installed for each room. In June 2011, they opened for business, taking in more than 60 have gone exceedingly well, he said. I was really surprised for our days when we didnt have guests. Travelers who check into Casa La Pace get more than a place to stay. They get advice and encouragement on exploring the area. Both Rusty and Pepper lead tours, conduct art and photography workshops and help guests make the most of their time in Tuscany. Our valley is off the beaten path. We like to say its more like authentic Italy, he said. When you go to the big cities you just run into more tourists. But when you come where we are, youre going to see the way people really live. Even this far away from his links the two communities. Italys small villages still have the mom and pop feel that Blountstown had in the 1970s, he said. He plans to see how things go he could leave what he has created and nurtured into a successful business. I love meeting new people and love to show them around, he said of his new career. Everyone is different and I love hearing their stories. The pair recently returned to the U.S. to attend the International Inn Keepers Convention in Little Rock, AR this week and stopped in to visit family members in Blountstown. I left behind a high-paying computer consulting job to do this, Rusty said. I dreamed about it for so long. Sometimes I have to remind myself its not a dream. --------In the short time Casa La Pace has been listed online at Trip Advisor their ranking has shot up to #13 in Tuscany thanks to glowing recommendations by their guests. The rates are from approximately $90 to $120 a night for a two-person room. Learn more about the bed and breakfast at www.casalapace.com. Rustys not the only family member making a big move. His mother, Deanne Wyrick, is relocating from Arizona to Blountstown to be near her three grandchildren Anthony, 15; Michael, 12 and nine-year-old Karen as well as their parents, Dan and Kelly Wyrick.__________________Even this far away from his something that links the two communities. Italys small villages still have the mom and pop feel that Blountstown had in the 1970s, he said.__________________ CASA LA PACE m A R



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CLJNews.com WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL50includes tax School News.....18 & 19 Gardening column.....22 Obituaries.....23 Classied ads .....26 & 27 Jobs......30 Sheriff's Log.....2 Community Calendar.....4 Commentary.....6 & 7 Birthdays.....8 News from the Pews.....14 Fourth grader Chloe Chapman waves at a friend as she rides in Fridays homecoming parade at Altha School. See pages 16 & 17 for more parade photos. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOHomecoming Parade Altha native honored for terrorist attack responseby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorAltha native Lamar Conner, 53, was taking a quick smoke break from his job as a customer service agent at Frankfurt airport in Germany last March when he heard shots and turned to see a man stumbling out of a U.S. Air Force bus with a gun in his hand. The man was in a hurry but showed no emotion as he shoved the pistol in his backpack, pulled out a survival knife and walked rapidly in Conners direction. past Conner, who could not know that the 21-year-old two U.S. Airmen, wounded two more and tried to shoot another but was thwarted when his gun jammed. When he passed me, I saw he was going into the building. I fell in behind him and warned passersby, said Conner. Conner followed the suspect for about 70 yards before Uka turned on him, brandishing his knife. Conner, a former U.S. Army Sergeant, grabbed a mop from a nearby cleaning cart to keep some distance between him and the knife. He must have seen the police running our way because he took off again, Conner said. Uka headed for the next upper level at the airport which leads to the international gates and Sky Train, which connects Terminals 1 & 2. away, stopped and pulled the pistol out and tried to dislodge the malfunctioning cartridge, the Altha native explained. By this time the policeman caught up with Conner went up the escalator. When the policeman caught up with Uka at the top of the stairs, he spread his arms out, away from his body and his weapon. Uka followed with knife in hand, said Conner. The policeman started slowly walking backward and maneuvered Uka into an out-of-the-way corner. A policewoman then stepped in and demanded Uka drop the knife. He complied after she repeated the order and was taken into custody. Conner called authorities and told them what had just happened as ambulance crews responded. FEDERAL CROSS OF MERIT Conner and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Brewer were honored for their heroic actions last week by Germanys government with the presentation of the countrys highest civilian honor, the Federal Cross of Merit. Brewer said he accepted his award on behalf of the two airmen who were killed Senior Airman Nicholas J. Alden, 25, of South Carolina, and Airman 1st Class Zachary R. Cuddeback, 21, of Virginia. It was an important signal that in the the suspect was stopped in the course of committing his crime by courageous people and arrested, said Germanys Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich. Recognizing that both men chased Uka until the police could apprehend him, the Minister called their deeds an example for all of us. U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany Philip D. Murphy heard of anything good coming from a cigarette, referring to the fact that Conner was at the right place at the right time because he stepped out for a smoke. Conners son, Mark, 30, attended See CROSS OF MERIT continued on page 29Calhoun school bus rear-ended ...........9 Blountstown man in Italy by opening Bed & Breakfast...13 NEW SCHOOLRANKINGSCalhoun Co. #18, Liberty Co. #28 in newly released school rankingsSEE P AGE 21

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTYJan. 16 Dorothy Lee Battles, VOP, CCSO. Jan. 17 Tracy Wall, non support, CCSO. Robert Bland, VOSP, CCSO. Jan. 18 Joe Williams, fraudulent use of a credit card, CCSO. Curtis D. Strickland, retail theft, CCSO. Jan. 19 VOP, CCSO. Jan. 20 James Parker, stalking, CCSO. John Berry, domestic battery, child abuse, CCSO. Jan. 21 Stephen Mathews, aggravated battery, BPD. Jan. 22 Justin Harold Mills, resist arrest without violence, battery, touch/ strike, child abuse (times 4), criminal mischief over $1,000, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYJan. 16 Dorothy Battles, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Jan. 17 Margaret Adkison, VOCP, LCSO. Jan. 18 Chet Geiger, manufacture of meth within 1,ooo ft of a school, LCSO. Hali Smith, manufacture of meth within 1,000, ft of a school, VOSP, LCSO. Ronnie Pitts, manufacture of meth, possession of listed chemicals, introduction of contraband into a county detention facility, LCSO. Kenneth Walden, manufacture of meth, possession of listed chemicals, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, VOSP, LCSO. Jan. 22 Mark L. Arnold, DUI, FHP. S H E R IFFS LOGBlountstown Police Dept.Jan. 16 through Jan. 22, 2012 Citations issued: Accidents...............02 .................21 Special details Business alarms.....02 Residential alarms..........00 Complaints..............................................................43 $1,000 CASH REWARD For 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 Two Hosford residents were arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school after investigators searching their Woodmen Street home found supplies and ingredients used to make the illegal drug. When Sgt. Todd Wheetley and Sgt. Brian Bateman of the Blountstown Police Lt. Timothy Partridge and Investigator Kevin Godwin of the Gadsden 18, they discovered several items in a trash can that had been set out on the road for the next days collection. Inside the bin they discovered a 20-ounce bottle with a bi-layer liquid inside, several tin foil strips, two plastic bottles that smelled empty lighter fluid bottle and paper towels with a strong chemical odor. A bottle that was threequarters full of muriatic acid, tin foil strips with burnt residue suspected to be meth, two sets of needlenose players and a burnt battery were found in the back yard. When confronted with their readily admitted, Ive cooked a couple of times. He declined to repeat his statement during a recorded interview. old Hali Danielle Smith, who told investigators that she was at the home when Geiger was making methamphetamine. She said he would throw some of the items in the trash and burn the rest after he The residence is within 1,000 feet of Hosford School.Blountstown man arrested for using stolen credit cardNearly three months after a warrant was issued for his arrest, a Blountstown man is in custody on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card. released on $261 bond after he was booked into the Calhoun When questioned this past November, Williams admitted stealing the credit card from a vehicle in the emergency room parking lot at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. Loretta Lynn Lindsey reported the theft to the Blountstown Police Department on Oct. 28, 2011 and said her wallet had been taken from her vehicle. She said the wallet held two debit cards, her drivers license and $25 in cash as well as her checkbook and medical cards for her children. Williams admitted using Lindseys card to pay a $230.05 cell phone bill and put $31.01 worth of gas in his vehicle.Woman charged after A 20-year-old woman pulled over for an equipment violation was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana after deputies noticed the odor of marijuana inside her car. Kirsten Paige Mullis of Santa Rosa Beach was westbound on County Sheriffs Deputy Bobby Revell noticed her left headlight was out. She was stopped along SR 20, across from Hoecake Road around 10:15 p.m. While running a check on her car tag, Revell spoke with Mullis and her passenger, Brittian Carrisse Collins, 20, of Tallahassee. When the women were asked to step out of the vehicle so that he could search it, the driver stated that she had some marijuana in the center console. Three plastic baggies and a green pill bottle were found, containing a total of 10.5 grams of marijuana. Mullis claimed ownership of the marijuana and was taken into custody. Revell was assisted at the scene by Deputy Adam Walker.Two charged with making methamphetamineTwo people were arrested on methamphetamine charges conducted a residence check of a man living on Old Post Road in Liberty County last week. The officers were accompanied by Sgt. Todd Wheetley of the Liberty County Police Lt. Timothy Partridge and Investigator Kevin Godwin of the Gadsden County Sheriffs Walden. speak with them, noticed several items commonly used to make methamphetamine in plain view, including to have meth residue on it. The suspicious items seen earlier were collected from the shed and the search continued in the house. A bottle of muriatic acid and a pseudoephedrine pill was found on the kitchen counter. During a search of the kitchen trash can, investigators found a two-liter bottle and two 20-ounce bottles that held bi-layer liquids along with charred tin foil with suspected burnt meth residue. Numerous items were recovered from the bedroom, including a brown bag that held a checkbook with Waldens name on the checks, needle nose pliers, a lithium battery and a clear plastic bag with white residue. A small plastic container lid with a white residue was found on the dresser. Four lithium cellphone batteries were on top of a desk in the same bedroom. A plastic jar that held suspected pseudoephedrine outside trash can. Fifteen 12-gauge rounds and 18 30/30 rounds were found in the laundry room. Both men were taken into custody. A spoon that tested positive for methamphetamine residue was found on Pitts after he arrived at the jail. He was charged with introduction of contraband into a county detention facility along with manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of listed chemicals. of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Bond was set at $40,000 for both men.Pair arrested on meth charges in HosfordJOE B. WILLIAMS KIRSTEN MULLISKENNETH WALDEN RONNIE PITTS CHET GEIGER HALI SMITH

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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on R epairs & R elines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD 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 WAITING FOR YOUR CALL! Chipola H&S Truck and Auto Parts, Inc. Heavy Duty Truck & Trailer Parts in stockCome in and meet Tabitha!18876 SR 20 West BLOUNTSTOWN Phone 674-513 A 27-year-old Fountain man is being held without bond in the Calhoun County Jail following an altercation at a NW County Line Road residence Sunday which prompted one of his girlfriends children to try to stab him in an effort to protect her mother, according to a report from the Calhoun County Deputy Bobby Sims was en route to the home when he found Justin He was wearing only a pair of blue jean shorts and shoes, was covered in sand and had several custody, handcuffed him and put him in the back seat Sims was joined at the scene by Deputy Gary McGee, who found the victim a 34-year-old mother of four She stated that she and Mills got into an argument at the house, he busted the windows out of her vehicle The woman said the altercation continued She said that when she picked up her sevenyear-old daughter, Mills pushed the other said he grabbed her by the hair, threw her to Her daughter grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Mills, who was apparently not more with his girlfriend, threw the cup of hot soup at When Sims went outside to speak with Mills, he Sims opened the rear door to check on Mills, who then jumped out of the patrol car and tried to push past Mills was charged with four counts of child abuse, domestic battery, criminal mischief over $1,000 and Altercation sends one to hospital, one to jailAn altercation between two men ended with one going to the hospital and the other to jail earlier Stephen Mathews, 36, of Blountstown was charged with aggravated battery for a fight between him and Joseph Baker, 53, that occurred responding to a report The injured man, Joseph Baker, said he was walking along Lockwood Avenue when he was He said Mathews struck him and they began fighting, during which Mathews bit him on the transported to CalhounLiberty Hospital to be treated for his driving along Lockwood Avenue when Baker came up to his window got out of his vehicle and they Baker tried to poke his eye out he responded by biting his face, causing a laceration to his nose and Mathews was given a conditional release following his arrest Fountain man charged with child abuse, criminal mischief and domestic battery JUSTIN MILLS STEPHEN MATHEWSBlountstown man charged with stalkingA 26-year-old Blountstown man is being held without bond James Jake Parker was taken into custody following an investigation by the Calhoun County report from Brandy Lee, 32, that she had received several disturbing calls on her cell phone from a man who made sexual comments and told her, I The calls came from a restricted number but Lee told deputies she believed it was Parker, a former employee who had worked with her She said she received After checking records with Verizon, it was found that the calls came from a number known to When contacted by the sheriffs office, Parker admitted to making the calls and said he did so of a synthetic marijuana said he was addicted to the substance and had voluntarily begun JAMES JAKE P ARKER ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate represented 913,000 jobless out of a labor force of percentage points lower that the December 2010 rate total nonagricultural employment in December 2011 was 7,291,500 and increase of 7,300 jobs from Noforce Board region all showed a slight decrease in had the second lowest unemployment rate in Florida ---UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ---Dec-11 Nov-11 Dec-10Liberty...........................6.3 6.6 7.5 Calhoun..........................8.0 8.0 9.4 Holmes............................7.6 7.9 8.9 Washington.......................10.4 10.7 12.6 Chipola Region...................8.3 8.5 9.5Floridas Dec. unemployment rate lowest since April 2009; Liberty Co. 2nd in state

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The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUAR Y 25, 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! 5,380THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Wednesday, January 25Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, January 30 Tuesday, January 31 Sunday, January 29 Saturday, January 28 Thursday January 26 Friday, January 27TODA YS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community CenterTODA YS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic CenterTODA YS 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, BristolTODA YS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 7 p.m., Voting house in Rock Bluff 7:30 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 6 p.m., Emergency Management Building on Spring St., BristolAttend the Church of your choice this SundayBIRTHDAYS Betty Orama, Kyle Peddie, Alex Nowling and Chip WardThe UF/IFAS, Liberty County Extension will be sponsoring Latin Dance/Exercise classes beginning Thursday, Feb. 2. The trained instructor, Amanda Isalgue, will be leading the classes every Tuesday and Thursday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center at 6:30. Participants are asked to pay a $6 class fee. Come try the class out for free on Feb. 2. Please contact Amanda at (786) 3481920 or amandai328@aol.com. FEEL THE BEAT! Latin dance/exercise The Big Bend Baseball League of Florida will begin its fourth season of play in mid-March, 2012. The League will consist of no more than six teams in the Eastern Division and six teams in the Western Division each Division separated by the Apalachicola River. If interested in franchising a team in this League for the upcoming baseball season, please contact the following numbers for details: (229) 662-2066 or (850) 524-2151. This is an adult baseball League and players must be age 18 or above to par ticipate. League season setThe Liberty County Recreation De partment will hold a registration for the upcoming baseball/softball/T-ball season on Saturday Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration will take place in the front lobby of Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Registration is open for kids ages 3-13. A copy of each participants birth cer $40 for T-ball and $50 for baseball and softball. For more info, please contact the recre Baseball, softball and T-ball registration set for Jan. 28 in BristolBlountstown High School will be hosting Hoops For Hope basketball games search. Student Government Association memtwo digital video cameras. Tickets will be sold until winners are drawn and announced at the games. There will also be a 50/50 drawing held at the games. The Junior Varsity game will be at 6 p.m., and the Varsity game will be at 7:30 p.m. A ceremony on the battle of cancer will be held between the games. The whole community is invited to join. Those affected by cancer in our community will be recognized. This years American Cancer Society Relay for Life kickoff meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Blountstown United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Anyone who would like to be a part of this years Relay is invited to attend.Relay for Life meeting planned for Jan. 31The UF/IFAS, Liberty County Extension Service is partnering with The Panhandle Area Health Network (PAHN) to provide a series of educational classes on diabetes during the month of February. Classes will be held at Veterans Memoof February at 7 p.m. EST and 6 p.m. CST. The sessions will provide information about diabetes and tips to help diabetics stay healthy. will be held Thursday, Feb. 2. The second held Thursday, Feb. 9 and the last session, To register, call Liberty County Extension Director Monica Brinkley at (850) 643-2229, or PAHN Diabetes Clinical Coordinator, Norrie Chumley at (850) 333-1434. DOTHANSpring Break is just around the corner, so dont miss out on Landmark Parks annual Spring Break Day Camps! Registration will be Monday, Feb. 13 for members and will open to the public on Monday, Feb. 20. The camps will run March 26 28 and April 16 18. Camps are offered for 4-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds and 9-11 year olds. These camps are one day each, scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $15 per camp for members and $20 for nonmembers. Visit www.landmarkpark.com to download the schedule. Registration is required, and space is limited. For more information and to register for a camp, contact the park at (334) 7943452.Spring break camps at Landmark Park January 22-28 Prescribed Fire Awareness WeekNATIONALDAY D D

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Since 1996, the Annual Apalachicola River Indian Community Conference has worked to document the identity, history and cultural traditions of the descendants of the historic Indian settlements of Scott Town, Scotts Ferry and Woods, and to advocate for the Indian families of the panhandle, whether of Creek, Lumbee, or Euchee (Dominicker) ancestry. This year the conference will feature several presentations. Marcus BriggsCloud of the College of the Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee, Creek Nation is Maria Gomez on the Indian communi ties in north Florida and South Alabama, and will be present with Mrs. Gomez to answer questions. Briggs-Cloud is a board member of Cultural Survival (culturalsurvival.org), an international nonto the preservation of native cultures and languages, which was chartered by the the tribal peoples globally. Also on the agenda are the Bureau knowledgements decision on the Muscogee nation of Floridas (formerly Florida Tribe of Eastern Creek Indians) petition for federal recognition slated for April of 2012, and an update on the Lumbee Tribe of Cheraw Indians Congressional Bill for federal recognition. The release in June of 2011 of the Indians of North Florida (by Christopher Scott Sewell and S. Pony Hill) through Backintyme Publishers (available from Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles, and others) will be discussed and a limited number of copies will be available to community members. It is a legal and Indian in the panhandle during the segregation era, concentrating in the central panhandle counties. This book has genealogical infor mation and documents concerning the Ammons, Ayers, Barnwell, Bass, Bennett, Bird, Blanchard, Boggs, Brown, Bullard, Bunch, Butts, Bryant, Chason, Chavis/Chavers, Conyers, Copeland, Davis, Doyle, Forehand, Goins, Hall, Harris, Hicks, Hill, Holly, Ireland, Jacobs, Johnson, Jones, Kever, Laramore, Long, Lovett, Mainer, Martin, Mayo, Moses, Oxendine, Perkins, Porter, Potter, Rollin, Rowe, Scott, Simmons, Smith, Stafford, Stephens, Stone, Sweat, Thomas, Whit on primary historical documents (census, military, court, voter, and educational records) in Calhoun, Holmes, Liberty, and Jackson counties. There will be a meal served at 6 p.m. and special presentations to community members.For more information or if you have questions, contact Chris Sewell (918) 402orgInterested in free familyfriendly entertainment? Join us at the Blountstown Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 18 for the next Arts Series Event. We are calling it From Slow Movements to Jumpin Track which features the art of Tai Chi and an original musical story. At 6:30 p.m. we will the ancient Chinese system of exercise called Tai Chi (not to be confused with strenuous martial arts). Joan Davis, artist, soapmaker and wellness expert, will demonstrate the slow and consistent dance that stimulates all the organs of the body. Her movements act as a walking meditation and the seamless transitions traveled and lived all over the world practicing the them performed in Italy 23 years ago. Joan says, I love reaping the calming The second half of our program will feature something new! Stephen Ayers is an accomplished musician and a published author. He has composed what he calls an instrumental nar rative which is an original piano score combined with a dramatic short story of his own. We will be all ears as we follow along track with a tale that takes place during the Depression and centers the characters around train travel. Stephen has named his work of art Jumpin Be prepared for something wonderful! Our Cultural Arts Evening will be held in the Heritage Room of the library (from back park ing lot entrance). Light refreshments will be on hand and no reservation is required.New Art Series starts Feb. 18 at Blountstown Public LibraryMARIANNAThe Chipola College Black Professionals will host a Black History Month Program, Friday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Chipola Arts Center. Dinner will be served. Dr. Rufus Wood of Panama City is the guest speaker. A prominent local civil rights leader and pastor, Wood was honored in 2010 by the Glenwood Community Center for his 25 years of dedication in bringing social justice to the community. Wood has served as pastor of the Love Center Missionary Baptist Church, Moderator of the Progressive Missionary Baptist District Association of West Florida, and President of the Bay County branch of the NAACP. The public is invited to enjoy the free festivities and dinner, while learning more about Black History. For information about the event, contact Dr. Willie Spires at 718-2232.Dr. Wood to speak at Chipola Black History program Feb. 24

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 COMMENTARYNewt Gingrich rose from the political ashes of South Carolina like the mythological Phoenix. Gingrich doesnt have the gold and scarlet plumage of the mythical Phoenix, but his pseudo-intellectual babble with the red hue of hatred for President Obama, the government, the liberal news media and anything or anyone who challenges his view that he is the conservative that can save America from all the liberal heathens. Newts a piece of work. Id like to think that the political climate in South Carolina is an aberration of Americas political common sense, but I doubt it. Gingrichs marital philandering is well-known and well documented. Of course, his second wife and a scorned woman was going to get even for his alleged request for an open marriage. Her story was printed in Esquire magazine a couple of years ago, but didnt get the notoriety then that it has with the second reiteration of the open mar riage claims to ABC News. Of course, Gingrichs supporters pass it off as sour grapes. riages and wives, but the difference here is that this man really thinks that he should be President of the United States. Unfortunately, a fair number of people, particularly in the hinterland of South Carolina agree. I had to admire Gingrichs ability to become the victim when the CNN reporter started the South Carolina presidential debate with a question about Gingrich and his open marriage issue. In a nanosecond, Gingrich became the victim and the news media became the villain. The South Carolina crowd showed their contempt for the liberal news media with thunderous applause as Gingrich went through his feigned outrage of how could you possibly ask me such a question, you dirt bag? Evangelicals, conservatives and most rightwingers are quick to tell the world why their conservative values are better than the values of liberals, but that wasnt borne out by the voters of South Carolina. Exit polls indicated that 44% of evangelicals and 41% of women voted for Gingrich. What that means is that the hatred for President Obama and the liberal media is more important to the right-wing than their conservative values. The one theme from interviews with right-wingers is that they want someone who can beat Obama. Its OK by me if people on the right hate Obama and anything liberal. I wouldnt expect anything else, but spare us the pious rhetoric about values. As always, when events get down to the short hair, the real person, the real values come to the fore. No more smokescreens of words, people are found out for who they really are. The misinformation and outright lies that spew forth during these debates is awesome. Fact Check.com does a good job of debunking misinformation put forth by Republican presidential candidates. Fact Check also does the same for Democrats and President Obama who frequently stretches the truth to something unrecognizable. But, how many people read Fact Check? Not many. The facts are those pesky things that just get in the way of people believing what they want to be. Facts be dammed. My local newspaper has had many letters and Spout Offs trashing President Obama for not signing off on the pipeline from Canada to Houston, Texas deal. Gingrich and the right-wing would lead you to believe that liberal tree-hugging environmentalist are the reason that Obama did not sign the pipeline plan. The truth is that the Republican gover nor of Oklahoma raised the environmental issue because he was concerned about the states water aquifer. The governor did the right thing in raising the environmental issue. President Obama did not sign the deal because the pipeline company does not know where the pipeline will be laid. The Republican congress forced the issue into a two-month drop dead date for signing the deal, but the location of the pipeline cannot be resolved in two months. Therefore, the president would not sign a plan for a pipeline to nowhere. Presumably, the Republicans would have signed off on a plan that was not complete. However, the Republicans have been successful in painting President Obama as the pipeline villain for political gain, but what else would one expect? Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS Newt rises from the ashesThe San Francisco subway system was shut down when some idiot drove an SUV into a subway tunnel. Boy, that Italian cruise ship captain is having a bad week. JAY LENONewt Gingrich is lining up impressive endorse ments. Todd Palin, Gary Busey, and now, Chuck Norris. Ill tell you, his endorsements could beat up Mitt Romneys endorsements. JIMMY KIMMELA hiker who was lost in a blizzard said he stayed alive by digging a snow tunnel and burning dollar bills for warmth. Today he was offered a job as President Obamas economic adviser. JAY LENObile has a better navigation system than an Italian cruise ship. DA VID LETTERMANScientists announced that they have detected a brand new subatomic particle. This particle is so tiny, its actually smaller than the income tax rate paid by Mitt Romney. JAY LENOTheres a new Facebook app that will post a diculous. I dont need someone to change my status when I die. I need them to water my Farmville crops. JIMMY F ALLONAnybody watch the debates? Newt was pretty good, I have to admit. He lashed out and said the attacks from the media make it harder to attract Thats why we have people like Newt Gingrich JAY LENOSomeone has to tell Francesco Schettino that embracing a callous policy of every man for himself doesnt make you a sea captain. It makes you the Republican nominee. BILL MAHERRick Perry pulled out of the presidential race which is bad news for the guys on death row in Texas. Hes coming home and hes not in a good mood. JAY LENODuring a debate, Mitt Romney said he grew up in the real streets of America. Yes, the real streets, where people pull up next to you and ask if you have any Grey Poupon. JIMMY KIMMELRick Perry endorsed Newt Gingrich, saying Newt isnt perfect, but who is? To which Donald Trump said, I am! JAY LENOPresident Obama kissed a woman on the cheek after she told him he looks good. Which explains why last night, Michelle made him sleep on Air Mattress One. JIMMY F ALLONAt the debate the other night, Mitt Romney said he is not an avid hunter, but he is happy to go along if someone invites him to go hunting. To which Newt Gingrich said, Hey, maybe you can tag along with Dick Cheney. JAY LENOPresident Obama visited Disney World to promote a new plan to boost tourism. Of course, it was awkward when he walked into the Hall of Presidents and saw them making room for Mitt Romney. JIMMY F ALLON forces has been arrested for passing Canadian military secrets to a terrorist group. I dont know whats more shocking, the fact that he did that or that Canada has military secrets. JAY LENO

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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARY WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift The euro threatens us all WASHINGTON The U.S. economy seems

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 January 3 from 4-5 p.m. (ET) at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in room 13 ODELL H. OWENSOdell H. Owens of Bristol will celebrate his birthday this month. On Jan. 27 he will be turning 87 and as you can see, he is still smiling and enjoying life.JACOB CREAMERJacob Creamer will be celebrating his 11th birthday on Jan. 26. He is the son of Stacey and Jon Creamer of Bristol. His grandparents are Carolyn and Jimmy Creamer of Eastpoint and Everett and the late Faye Matthews of Tallahassee. Jacob enjoys going hunting with his daddy. When he is not hunting he enjoys playing baseball and basketball. Jacob will celebrate his birthday by getting together with his friends. birthdays LINDSEY T AYLOR MURKERSONLindsey Taylor Murkerson will be celebrating her 13th birthday today, Jan. 25. She is the daughter of Scott and Letricia Murkerson Prescott and the late John E. Murkerson of Tallahassee. Her grandparents are Harry T. and Marian Strickland of Sycamore, Howard Murkerson of Gainesville and Wilma Murkerson of Woodville. Her great-grandpar ents are the late Dewey E. and Myrtice Strickland of Bristol and the late Odie and Pauline Shepard of Sycamore. Lindsey enjoys cheer/dance competitions with her JAGS team and playing softball for Tolar Middle School, as well as talking and texting on the phone, shopping and spending time with her friends.SARA CA THERINE BROWNSara Catherine Brown will be celebrating her eighth birthday on Jan. 27. She is the daughter of Doyle and Beth Brown of Hosford. Her grand parents are Bob and Ruth Pickron of Bristol and Sonny (Pharis) and the late Pauline Brown of Hosford. Sara Catherine enjoys school and playing video games as well as computer games. One of her favorite activities is riding her Barbie car with her sisters. BRANT JUDSON SEWELLBrant Judson Sewell will celebrate his eighth birthday on Jan. 30. He is the son of Brian and Lisa Jo Sewell of Telogia. His grandparents are Gene and Vicky Coleman of Hosford and Silas and Susie Summerlin and Clifford Sewell, all of Telogia. His great-grandparents are Nora Lee Summerlin of Telogia and Betty Elkins of Hosford. Brant is a second grade student at Hosford School in Mrs. Shelly Staffords class. He will celebrate his birthday with a trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa. PRE-ORDER FOR GUARANTEED DELIVERY 17932 Main Street N, Suite 5 BLOUNTSTOWN PHONE (850) 674-9191 Its our pleasure to make your sweetie feel special year round! LIVE FL ORA L JEWE L RY Custom Gift Baskets Stuffed Animals Candy Balloons Flowers Cards And so much more!!DISCOUNTS ON VALENTINES DAY GIFT ORDERS PLACED ON FRIDAY, FEB. 10 Come by Feb. 10 and see our FULL-SER VICE FLORIST Opening just in time for Valentines Day.FREE DELIVERY IN BL OUNTSTOWN & A LL AREA SCHOO L SFloral Showcase Merle Norman Blountstown TEE-SHIRTS IN STOCK NOW DOZEN$55 $29 SINGLE$999

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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Truck rear-ends Calhoun school bus Tues. afternoon on Hwy. 71 PENSACOLA Your Better Business Bureau Foundation of Northwest Florida is currently accepting applications for the 2011 S tudent Ethics Scholarship. The S tudent E thics S cholarship A ward is given to college-bound students within the BBB Northwest Florida service area who demonstrate overall personal integrity and ethical behavior. Nine high school junior and senior students will be granted $1,000 Student Ethics Scholarship this year. Three students in each of your BBBs three districts will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward the accredited college or university of their choice. Local leaders from businesses and academia will serve as judges and award scholarships based on criteria including leadership, community service, academic achievement and an essay response on building character. The S tudent E thics S cholarship will be awarded in conjunction with the Torch A ward for Marketplace Ethics and the Customer Service Excel lence A ward. The Torch A ward was created to recognize businesses and charities that insist on exceptionally high standards of behavior in dealing with customers, vendors and employees. The C ustomer S ervice E xcellence A ward recognizes employees who go above and beyond in their customer service activities. The application deadline is March 16. S cholarship recipients will be recognized and asked to read their essay at a luncheon in their district to be held in May. For entry forms and org/TorchA ward or call (850) 4290002 or (800) 729-9226. MARIANNAA three-year project to raise the level of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in Floridas rural high schools got underway Jan. 13 at Chipola College. Students from Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Calhoun, and Liberty Counties participated in a day-long forum to create innovative projects and hear from noted speakers Dr. James Brooks, Director of Florida S tate Universitys N ational High Magnetic Field Laboratory and C hipola alumnus Brian Toole, a mechanical engineer working with Navy SEALS at the N aval S urface Warfare Center at the N aval C oastal S ystems Laboratory in Panama City. The event was organized by the FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Project, a collaborative effort of the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (P AEC) targeting gifted and talented students in grades 9-12. The initiative is part of a $4.5 million dollar grant awarded to the consortia for the development of an enriched and rigorous STEM education campaign to reach students attending Floridas rural schools. During the days events, students worked in teams to develop a rolling vehicle powered only by a mouse trap. Such projects are designed to allow students to use their imaginations, grow leadership skills, work collaboratively, and gain a deeper understanding of the science and engineering skills associated with the project. A ccording to Brenda C rouch, Florida L earns STEM Scholars Project Manager, These events offer the students a chance to meet other gifted and talented students in the region but more importantly, they help build excitement and optimism that a STEM-related education and career are both achievable and attainable. C hipola C ollege has embraced the S T E M project and committed personnel, space, and is assisting with planning future events. College president Dr. Gene Prough, says, Chipola is proud to be a part of this program to encourage students to continue their education in the areas of science, engineering, technology and mathematics. Patrick M. McDaniel, the E xecutive Director of P AEC says, The Florida L earns S T E M S cholars joint initiative address es the need for some of the states most underserved students to have increased access to STEM-related courses and rigorous and challenging learning experiences. Our goal is to motivate these students to select STEM-related careers and help prepare them to be successful in Floridas innovation economy. For additional information go to www.stemscholars.orgChipola hosts STEM forum for talented students

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012Liberty County High School JROTC Instructors Major (Ret) Tom Groggett and MSG (Ret) Curtis Milton and their cadets presented the Bristol Lions Club with over 155 pairs of used eyeglasses on Jan. 17. The JROTC assists the Lions Clubs International by annually collecting eyeglasses, which are then repaired by Lions for people in unfortunate circumstances. A portion of these glasses will go to Third World countries where vision supplies are unavailable. Bristol Lions Club President Ann Hosford Smith also gave the JROTC 200 Vision Learning classroom lesson plans. Lions Clubs provide local schools with age-appropriate lesson plans for learning about eye anatomy and physiology, eye safety, diabetes, and other health topics. JROTC donates eyeglassesJROTC cadets Cadet Harley White, Cadet Michael Marotta and Cadet Brandon Schneider are shown above with JROTC instructors, Major (Ret.) Tom Groggett (front left) and MSG (Ret.) Curtis Milton (far right). Lions club members shown here include Lions Club President Ann Hosford Smith (center), Lion Major (Ret.) Bob Pickron (far left) and Lion LTCOL (Ret.) William Donald Smith (right).MARIANNA Ben Watts, former Secretary of the Flor ida Department of Transpor tation, will deliver a presentation on Abraham Lincoln, at Chipola College on Thursday, Jan. 26. The public is invited to attend the event which is scheduled from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m., in Jackson Hall of the college Literature/Language building. Watts visit was arranged by Chipola Social Science professor Melissa Cauley for students in her American Federal Government class. She decided to open the meeting to other students and to the public due to the great interest in President Lincoln. Watts is an engineer who graduated from Chipley High School in 1965 and from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He joined the Florida DOT in 1974 and served in various leader ship roles including Secretary before leaving in 1997. He joined Carter & Burgess, Inc., a national architectural and Worth, Texas, in 1997. He was named President and CEO of Carter & Burgess in 2003. He retired in 2008 and lives in DeFuniak Springs, with wife Gardis, the sister of Gail Hartzog, Chipolas Dean of Institutional Planning and Effective ness. Watts is an avid golfer and student of Abraham Lincoln. For information about the presentation, contact Melissa Cauley at (850) 526-2761, Ext. 3224. Former DOT Secretary to give Lincoln presentation Chipola auto tech students pass ASE examsEleven students in Chipola Colleges Automotive Service Technology Program recently passed examinations from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Pictured from left, are: (front) Jody Vowell of Blountstown, Terell Loper of Marianna, Dan Shivers of Altha, Dillon Chambliss of Basom; (back) Brandon Johnson of Marianna, Wayne Sawyer of Marianna, Josh Weakland of Marianna, Clinton Seymour of Marianna, Marc Haviland of Donaldsonville, D.J. Johns of Marianna and Sam Robison of Malone. For information about Chipolas automotive program, visit www.chipola.edu or call (850) 718-2306. The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners will receive sealed bids or corporation interested in providing construction services for the following project: C.R. 2224, PHASE I This project will include the widening and resurfacing of C.R. 2224. Shoul der re-grading, thermoplastic striping, of 18 A-2000 pipe, 31 mitered end secculvert extensions are also included. tained at Preble-Rish, Inc., 20684 Central Avenue East, Blountstown, Florida 32424, (850) 674-3300. (For questions, please call Kristin Brown at (850) 674-3300). The bid must conform to Section 287.133(3) Florida Statutes, 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. Liquidated damages for failure to comwill 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. Eastern Time, on February 8, 2012, Liberty County Courthouse, 10818 NW S.R. 20, Bristol, Florida 32321, and will be opened and read aloud on February 8, 2012 at 2 a.m. Eastern Time. Liberty County Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Handicapped Accessible/ Fair Housing Jurisdiction. be $50 per set and is non-refundable. Checks should be made payable to PREBLE-RISH, INC. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids. All Bids shall remain opening. All bidders shall comply with all applicable State and local laws concerning licensing registration and regulation of contractors doing business to the State of Florida. NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDSJan. 18, 25 & Feb. 1 NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC Why shop with us, we beat major city prices! Carrabelle, Florida Call us at (850) 697-4383 We are a Napa Auto Care Center! We Specialize In All Major and Minor Vehicle Repair! Check out our Tire Prices! We Install Toolboxes, Nerf Bars, Radios and More! Also Check out our Exhaust Price! We Install Any Exhaust! Also Check out our A/C Price!Brake Special $99 and up!KEITHS Phone (850) 674-8332 All walk-Ins welcome or give us a call for an appointment!Come join CalCo Travel, Calhoun County Senior Citizens, on a "perfect time of the year" cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. We will be leaving out of New Orleans on April 26. This cruise includes cruise aboard the Carnival Elation, transportation to and from New Orleans, government fees and taxes, a $50 onboard credit per room and a good time at no extra charge! Cost: Interior: $529/ double pp., $449/triple $569/double pp., $489/ of $100 due upon sign up with the balance due by Feb. 1.Calhoun seniors to take cruise to Mexico on April 26MARIANNAChipola College will offer a free seminar, Credit Basics and Improving your Credit Score, on Friday, Jan. 27. The major determining factor on receiving any type of loan is a personal credit score and credit history. The class will cover credit basics, what makes up a credit score and how to improve the overall score. Anyone interested in information offered. ness Analyst CPA MBA, will lead the seminar. Branch has been a restaurant owner for over 30 years. The seminar will meet from 9:3011:30 a.m. in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. 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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 TALLAHASSEE For the increas ing number of high-risk families in Florida facing the complex challenges of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays, additional help is on the way. Two Florida State University professors have received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train more educators in specialized early intervention and support. We are grateful that the U.S. Department of Education has once again recognized Florida State Universitys extraordinary expertise and impact in educational policy and research, President Eric J. Barron said. The grant to Mary Frances Hanline, a professor of early childhood special education in the College of Education, and Juliann Woods, a professor in the School of Communication Science and Disorders, will support their Personnel Preparation in Early Intervention project aims to improve the quality and increase the number of personnel who are fully credentialed to serve children with disabilities from birth to age 5. The new grant will enable Hanline and Woods to provide online courses to practicing early-intervention professionals throughout the state. And for Florida State students preparing for careers in special education and early childhood education, the grant will mean enhanced opportunities for training in early intervention. Dr. Woods and I will be expanding the content of existing academic periences, which will take place in programs providing services to high-need families who need specialized intervention and support, said Hanline, the Personnel Preparation in Early Intervention and Education Project principal investigator. Among the projects goals: Work with a total of 71 students over the pathologists, 27 early-childhood special educators and 22 interdisciplinary pre-service professionals. Training more educators for special-needs children in high-risk families 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 WhaleyWhat can you tell cance of the weather in ones dreams? F. L., International Falls, MN The weather in dreams often sets a mood, much as it does in books. It represents emotional undercurrent. Whatever the tone -cloudy, hazy, sunny, bright -that is the condition youre in. If the sun is trying to pour through, there is hope! If clouds obstruct your view, you have some troubles to work through. The trick is to decide when the weather is important to the meaning and when its just, well, weather. According to com mon dream interpretation guidelines, however, to dream of the Sun or sunrise is to have new adventures awaiting you. Goodwill is yours, energy is coming your way, and Blue skies? Clear weather may be in store for you, with periods of peacefulness and freedom from cares. If the sky is obstructed, sadness or trouble may be coming your way. To dream of rain may be a cleansing dream, or it may suggest isolation. Rain symbolizes fertility, new thought, and industry, but an overcast day or cloudy outlook may obstruct changes. Welcome the rainbow in your dreams, for it is a promise of good luck and happiness. An open umbrella in your dreams means that you are protecting yourself from emotional upheavals (water), but if the umbrella is closed and you are getting wet, then you may be open to those feelings. What is your unconscious trying to shower you with? A dream of thunder says, Pay attention! Lightning may symbolize enlightenment or inspiration, especially if the dream is not a fear ful one. Snow in your dreamy landscapes may express chilly or frozen emotions. In general, water indicates emotions and frozen water may suggest an impasse -if the in the dream. Icy footing, falling through the ice, or slippery going are all cautionary indications, suggesting that youre skating on thin ice in your daily endeavors. Take care. Earthquakes are literally shake-ups in your dreams. Life is changing, for the better or the worse. Financial upheavals, illness, recovery after a serious accident, or other major life changes may be suggested. Whirlwind? Whirlpool? Are you being sucked under and overpowered or lifted up to a new level of under standing and awareness? Life is in chaos, either way, but changes may be coming that you will welcome.I picked up an electric slow-cook pot at a yard sale. Can I prepare regular meals in it? H. M., Round Rock, TX Yes and no. That is, many traditional recipes can be easily converted into electric slow cooker recipes, but others are not suitable. Soups, stews, chilis, casseroles, bean dishes, some meat dishes, and desserts such as berry compotes or bread puddings are ideal for slow cooking. Use the slow cooker to simmer tougher or less fatty cuts of meat, or for casseroles and stews. Check your library for a slow cooker cookbook, just to learn the basics of the appli ance, and then branch out from there. Youll quickly get the hang of what you can do and what you cant. Slow cookers can be handy in busy households where the end of the day gets hectic with afterschool commitments or multiple dinner times. While food preparation will probably take about the same length of time overall, slow-cooked meals can be prepared the night before. In some households, this may mean the difference between a real meal and a frozen dinner. One of its best features, however, is the fact that the slow cooker offers the welcome smell of a homecooked meal when you walk in the door. If you were going to choose one breed of chicken for smallscale (under 20 birds) production, which would you choose? R. P., McPherson, KS It depends on whether you are looking at egg production or meat value. There are almost as many opinions as there are poultry farmers. However, it is generally agreed that White Leghorns are the top breed for egg production. A close second is the Rhode Island Red. White Leghorns tend to be nervous; noise or strangers in the chicken yard may affect their egg production. Rhode Island Reds are more docile. If you live in an area with noise and audible honking horns, Rhode Island Reds may be a better choice than White Leghorns. The Plymouth Rock is a dual-purpose breed that can be used for both eggs and meat. A favorite among backyard poultry keepers, it is friendly and easily handled. JAN. 23, MONDAY -Chinese New Year. New Moon. Chinas giant pandas were added to the endangered species list, 1984. Princess Caroline of Monaco born, 1957. JAN. 24, TUESDAY -Mars stationary. British prime minister Winston Churchill died, 1965. Voyager 2 spacecraft sent back photographs from Uranus, 1986. JAN. 25, WEDNESDAY Conversion of Paul. Conjunction of Neptune and the Moon. Boston, Massachusetts, covered with 22.1 inches of snow, 1948. JAN. 26, THURSDAY -St. Timothy. St. Titus. Moon on equator. Conjunction of Venus and the Moon. 1937. JAN. 27, FRIDAY -Conjunction of Uranus and the Moon. Representatives from over 60 nations signed Outer Space Treaty, 1967. Raccoons mate now. JAN. 28, SATURDAY -St. Thomas Aquinas. Poet W. B. Yeats died, 1939. U.S. Coast Guard established by Congress, 1915. Fear nothing but your own conscience. 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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012To the editor:This past Labor Day I was at Blue Springs State Park in Marianna watching some friends and family members participate in a half marathon competition. After the meet on my way home I spotted a gentleman with a watermelon display on the side of the road. I stopped to inquire about the melons, and was told they were 3 for $10. I struck up a conversation with this nice gentleman, and he noticed I had on a Chipola College shirt. He told me about his relationship with Chipola College, and that his friends at Chipola called him Jumpin John. I asked if he was the Jumpin John Smith I had seen in a video on You Tube, and he said yes. I told him I had seen the video clip, and he was quite an accomplished dunker and I enjoyed his clip very much. I asked him if he would ever consider per forming in Calhoun County at one of our schools. He said to let him know, and maybe it would work out. I gave him $10 and purchased 3 melons that I told him were for my grandkids. As I started to leave he walked over to my car, and gave me an extra melon for those kids. I was talking to Principal Ronnie Hand, and Assistant Principal Debbie Williams about Jumpin John. I told them he would be a good crowd draw for a basketball game. I showed Mr. Hand the video site, and he was impressed with Jumpin Johns per formance. He was going to give the site to Coach Davis. Later when I found out about the game on January 27th in honor of breast cancer awareness, I suggested that would be a great time for the Jumpin John exhibition. My wife died in 1997, a victim of breast cancer, and the tribute to her memory, as well as so many others that have died from the same disease is a extra special memory for me that I feel deserves special recognition. My friend Robert Trammell is a long time supporter of Chipola College, and as passionate as any booster on earth on their behalf. He put me in touch with Coach Jake Headrick, the basketball coach at Chipola who gave me Jumpin Johns phone number. I called Coach Headrick, and told him that Robert gave me his number. I told him I was superintendent of schools in Calhoun County at what the occasion was. I told him I was a graduate of the college, and my brother-in-law Dr. Gene Prough, was his president. Coach Headrick inquired about the time, and place of this event. He said that he would talk to Jumpin John, and try to bring some of the Chipola basketball team to our game to conduct a basketball slam dunk contest. How could I refuse such gracious generosity, and a friendly gesture to make our game more special? I thanked him, and told him it was more that I had ever expected. I immediately got up with Debbie Williams, and Coach Tony Davis to be sure they were okay with the plans. There will be an exhibition of some young cheerleaders, and the basketball team from Chipola, and especially Jumpin John. They all wanted to be a part of this worthy cause. In case anyone wants a sneak preview, go to You Tube, Chipola Manager Jumpin John Smith Dunk Contest. You will be entertained, and I hope excited to come to the game and support the breast cancer theme. I also want to thank the local media for their support. They are most accommodating to help us get our messages out to the public on school related endeavors. Respectfully, Tommy McClellan, Superintendent Calhoun County SchoolsTo the editor: I have watched with great interest the presidential debates and developments in this election cycle. I am looking for a leader who understands the urgency of the hour, has traditional American Judeo-Christian values, has the guts to step outside the politically correct box, and the leadership ability to change the Washington mindset. But all these qualities are to no avail unless the candidate didate can possess all the right stuff but unless he can be elected, America is still on course with the Titanic. I have watched people with good ideas and values withdraw from the race. As one after another emerged to take a lead in the polls, they became targets of the left wing media. Bachman, Perry, Cain all had great ideas and values but the minute they seemed to arise from the pack, the media began their assault. Biased media coverage does not have to be blatantly critical to be effective. There is a proverb that says the little foxes spoil the vine. Critics in the media are experts at bringing up hot button issues that occurred twenty years ago that have no relevance to the issues of today but cast doubt in the minds of the voter. A little doubt spreads cycle. But that same media scrutiny is not applied to the left We form opinions based on the information we receive. A political scientist from UCLA, Tim Groseclose conducted a study of the last presidential sured the affect of the national media in the last presidential election and found that media bias affected voting 8% in favor of Barack Obama. Without the media bias in the last election, Obama would not be our presithe Groseclose research and a fascinating video interview go to www.timgroseclose.com/videos/uncommon-knowledge/. Media bias is a huge factor in the political process. I am sick of the news media innuendoes, elitist attitudes, and gotcha questions. No candidate has a chance in todays political climate unless he or she is capable of negotiating the media Last week candidate Newt Gingrich demonstrated his ability as a candi date who can forcefully respond to the biased media. In an opening presidential debate question, Gingrich was confronted by CNN debate moderator about an ABC interview with his ex-wife. Gingrich boldly brought attention to the absur dity of such a question at such a time and the audience responded with a standing ovation. There comes a time when we must take a stand. As an outspoken values person in this community I am standing with Newt Gingrich. Of the candidates left standing, I beto meet the criteria I outlined Several weeks ago I changed from a registered Democrat to Republican in order to vote in this Republican primary. It is critical that we make our voices heard in this election cycle. I have respect for Rick Santorum and Romney but I have chosen to support Gingrich because I believe he has demonstrated the best ability to take command of media, then in Washington. Bold leadership with deep underlying values is essential and his bold responses in this and other situations have caused me to believe Newt is best equipped to survive the media shark tank. Because I am a pastor, you may think it inappropriate for me to openly express my choice of a candidate. I am also a citizen and I make no apologies. It is time for leaders to lead. We cannot afford to sit passively and comfortably in the lounge chairs of the Titanic. The urgency of the hour demands that we speak loudly and boldly to the issues at hand. The America we love is in the balance. Pastor Roger King, BlountstownBiased media coverage apparent in the Presidential Race SPEAK UP!WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 Chipola basketball players and Jumpin John Smith to take part in Hoops for Hope on Jan. 27 in BlountstownTo the editor: and a neighbor was appreciated. They drove me to home. My having been unable to drive suggests a need for bus service. A bus route south on SR 73, east on SR 20, north on SR 71 and west on US 90 from and back to the shopping center parking lot close to the Social Security service with just one bus. One fare regardless of distance and high enough charge would be very reasonable for me if my car does not start and I am hungry. Can I get an amen for my ideas to start a bus service? Leonard Maio, AlthaOur area needs bus service to help those who no longer drive Become a Volunteer Help an abused, neglected or otherwise at-risk child by becoming a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem. Discover how you can make a difference in a childs life.Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation

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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA couple of years ago, Rusty Wyrick said goodbye to his 25 year career as a computer programmer and where he now owns and operates a bed and breakfast Tuscany. become his adopted home came about due to a missed deadline. Following his 1981 graduation from Blountstown High School, Rusty continued his education at FSU where he applied for the colleges study abroad program in 1984. He wanted to go to London but missed the sign-up deadline. After learning a spot was still month study trip to Florence, himself absorbed in the art, architecture, history and culture of the country. When the study program ended, he couldnt bear to he said. that made it possible to continue his stay. He said he stretch his lire in the days before the euro became the at his three-story establishment called Casa La Pace, FINDING HIS WAY AROUND for his study tour, Rusty knew only two words in now calls the most beautiful city in the world. that would entail another year of school he continued in computer science. Ross Perots consulting company, EDS, and worked in an air conditioning factory 45 minutes outside of Rome. When they went to the Vatican, Dan noticed a long line of tourists who had a lengthy wait until a tour guide tour guide. He knew all the spots to go to, all the places DISCOVERING CASA LA PACE and Japan. See CASA LA P ACE continued on page 32 LEFT: Rusty Wyrick and his brother, Dan Wyrick of Blountstown, share a laugh as they talk about the time they spent together in Rome. RIGHT: Rusty leads a tour though the Tuscan village he now calls home.

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 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 MARIANNA The 27th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue in Marianna. The event begins with registration and the Trade Show opens at 7:30 a.m. (CT). The program begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends with lunch. Following lunch there will be an optional Cool Season Variety Tour held at the North Florida Research and Education Center, Agronomy Unit north of Marianna. There is a $5 per person registration fee for the event. The focus of the Beef Conference this year will be: Making the Most of New Opportunities. Two thousand and twelve promises to be a very interesting year in the cattle business. Cattle producers should get the highest prices they have ever received when they market their cattle this year. Because of increased costs, however, they will also have the greatest risk with more invested than ever before. For these reasons Dr. Walt Prevatt, Auburn University Livestock Economist, was chosen to be the keynote speaker. He will provide a cattle market outlook for 2012 and beyond, and also share ideas for managing cow costs. Kevan Tucker, Clarke County Alabama Extension Coordinator, will share ideas on how to capitalize on these higher market prices. Nicholas DiLorenzo, University of Florida Beef Nutrition Specialist, will discuss nutrition management, and Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director, will share ideas on how to increase herd performance, to help ranchers improve The Beef Conference also features a Trade Show of businesses that offer goods and services to cattle producers in the region. Time will be provided to visit with the company representatives to learn about new products and suggestions they have for beef cattle operations. New this year, Farm Credit is offering you the opportunity to replace your tired, well-worn cap with a brand new Farm Credit cap during the Beef Conference. Bring your old cap to the meeting and Farm Credit will exchange it for a new Farm Credit capjust in time for plant ing season! For more information on the Beef Conference, contact Doug Mayo, at (850) 482-9620, or on the NEWS FROM THE PEWS On behalf of the Ferguson family, we are grate ful and would like to thank the Liberty County department for their quick response in saving our past week. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to the people of Liberty County. Sincerely, Cecil & Chacosglo FergusonANNIVERSARY CELEBRA TIONST MARYS M.B. CHURCH St. Marys Sanctuary Choir will be celebrating their 10th anniversary on Jan. 28 & 29. The event will begin on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. with a musical and reading by poet Idean Evans. The event continues on Sunday, Jan. 29 with Pastor Johnson and his congregation from Defuniak. Plan to attend St. Marys M.B. Church and help make this event a success. Call 674-3597 for more information.SPECIAL CONCERTSRED OAK MENNONITE CHURCH The Red Oak Mennonite Church will be hosting a very special concert with the Wissmann family on Sunday, Jan. 29 beginning at 7 p.m. The Wissmann family includes the parents and The family of Rudolph Rackley would like to extend our heartfelt grati tude to the many family and friends who have reached out to us since the passing of the man we called husband, daddy and granddaddy. tions are a testament to how many lives Rudolph Rackley touched and we are honored by your compassion. We would like to especially thank Sonny OBryan, Earl Bowden and Reverend John King for the beautiful service; the kind words and the memories you shared will be forever cherished by us all. Also, we would like to thank two very special physicians for the care they provided during Mr. Rackleys life. Dr. Gerald Skipper, thank you for the many years of care, you had a way of making him do the things most of us could not and he thoroughly enjoyed your visits. Dr. Misbah Farooqi, while you only cared for him during his last few months, you treated him and our entire family as he had been your patient forever. Your compassion and endless desire to heal him is sincerely appreciated. Thanks again to everyone for the overwhelming love and support. It has provided much needed comfort during our time of loss. their 11 children, whose talents are showcased as they play musical instruments and sing. The family is involved in prison ministry and other forms of outreach. The presentation is free and the public is invited to attend. You will surely be blessed. The church is located at 19247 NW CR 275, Altha.RED OAK MENNONITE CHURCH The Red Oak Mennonite Church will be hosting another family concert on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. This event will feature the John Glick family. This is a family of 11 who enjoy Southern Gospel and country style music. You will enjoy this evening of beautiful music and encouraging singing. The presentation is free and the public is invited to attend. You will surely be blessed. The church is located at 19247 NW CR 275, Altha. BLOUNTSTOWN FIRST ASSEMBLY The Vessels of Clay will be in service at Blountstown First Assembly on Sunday, Jan. 29. They will be at the church for both the a.m. service at 11 and the p.m. service at 5. Pastor Shelton Kindig and members would like to invite you to come join them in service. The church is located on Hwy. 20.SPECIAL SERVICEST PAUL AME WOMEN MISSIONARY SOCIETY Everyone is welcome to St. Paul AME Women Missionary Society service next Sunday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Reverend Willie Manning from Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee. Please come take part in this worship experi ence. St. Paul AME is where tor and Jesus Christ is Lord.SPECIAL PRESENT A TIONST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHURCH The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Gaskin St. in Blountstown, invites you to a presentation on the Book of Revelation on Wed. Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. CT in the church hall. Guest speaker Tom Gust, is presenting Part II of a series of programs on this subject. Light refreshments will be served.5TH SUNDAY MEETINGST LUKE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST The St. Luke Church of God in Christ will be hosting their 5th Sunday meeting Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. (CT). The host church will be Back to Basic Church of God in Christ. Pastor Shirley Patterson will be the speaker for the evening. Dinner will be served after the meeting. For more information call Pastor Delano Reed at (850) 643-6400 or (850) 674-4189.REVIVALST LUKE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST The St. Luke Church of God in Christ will be in revival beginning Feb. 1 through Feb. 3. Service time is 6:30 p.m. (CT). Guest speaker for the revival will be Super intendant David Wood from Panama City. For more information call Pastor Delano Reed at (850) 643-6400 or (850) 674-4189.6TH ANNUAL LUNCHEONGOSPEL E X PRESS MINISTRY OF NORTH FLORIDA The Gospel Express Ministry of North Florida will be holding their 6th Annual Ladies Luncheon and High Tea on Saturday, March 10. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ET) at the Golden Eagle Country Club, 3700 Golden Eagle Drive in Tallahassee. Guest speaker will be Mr. Joyce Sauder. Tickets for the event are $25. For tickets or more infor mation, call Twila Henry 674-1664 or Candice Nissley 562-9049. Gospel Express Ministry of North Florida. Thank you for your support. Messages of Thanks

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The Florida Forest Service continues to the soil, and helps to control certain Forest Service protects To report a suspicious about the Florida Forest al opportunities, visit the (Special Note: Effective July 1st, 2011, the Florida Division of Forestry returned to its original namethe Florida Forest Service!) JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 OUTDOORS Flint Walker attends 4-H Archery Clinic and scheduled to compete in upcoming matches Story and photos by Susan Blake, U.S. FOREST SER VICE More Kids in the Woods brings youngsters to the great outdoors The Florida Forest Service demonstrates a prescribed burn as students from Jefferson High Education Coordinator Kelly Langston of the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center instructs a student from Jef ferson High School on the archery range. The More Kids in the Woods event students from Fort Braden Middle School, Jefferson High School and River Springs High School. Maria Joyner a student at Fort Braden Middle School NWTF range instructor. Nearly 500 students from area schools attended the More Kids in the Woods event held January 9-13.Prescribed Fire Awareness Week in Florida Jan. 22-26

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Dr. Barry Edewaard 674-202017521MAIN ST. N Blountstown ELLIS AgencyJohnny Ellis, agent/owner762-9694 Way to Go Wildcats! Phone 674-383819838 SR 20 W IN BLOUNTSTOWN Pizza & Subs Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning(850)674-4777FL LIC. # CMC1249570 Good Luck Season, Wildcats! This Blountstown DRUGS Congratulations on a great Homecoming celebration Wildcats! Waldorff Ace HardwarePHONE 762-3228 Way to Go Wildcats! Compliments of your friends at 20291 Central Blountstown 674-4359 Bay BlountstownFORDCONGRATULATIONS 17178 Main St. Street LIBERTY TIRE COMPANY10781 NW SR 20 in Bristol643-2939 WAL MART Always. Golden Pharmacy RamseysPiggly Wiggly Have a great basketball season! City Tire Co. Blountstown The Calhoun County T ax Becky Smith and StaffWay to go Wildcats!20859 Central A ve. E Blountstown, FL(850)674-8242 TatumsHardware & Supply Blountstown(850) 674-4559 CLJ NEWS.COM T win Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc.A Florida CorporationFor Good Luck Wildcats! HWY 20 BRISTOL palacheeT heR estaurantA The Kingdom of Opportunity Way To Go TIGERS! The City of Blountstown City Council JEMISON Heating & Cooling, INC. Brian Beiler, SV MGR 447-1943 estimates & 2nd opinions The Industry Leader, Ranked higher than Trane & LennoxCARRIER EQUIPMENT Back Where I Came From Altha High School Homecoming 2012 LEFT: LEFT: Hartman Brianna Nelson The Altha Wildcats had plenty to celebrate during several special Homecoming events last week. The community gathered for Fridays Homecoming Parade through town, followed that evening a pair of homecoming battles on the basketball court. The JV scored 38-35 against Bethlehem, followed by a Varsity win of 58-54.

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Max Scott and Trayce King did an excellent job representing Altha School at the County Wide Tropicana Speech competition held Jan. 17 at the Heritage Room of the Calhoun County Public Library. Trayce King, 4th grader, won 1st place in the 4th & 5th grade division and Max Scott won 1st place in the 6th grade division! We are very proud of them. Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Jan 25-31, 2012 Bristol Dental Clinic Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417 Bristol Dental Clinic LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFAST: Cheese grits and sausage patty. LUNCH: Roasted turkey on whole wheat roll or whole wheat chicken burrito, mashed potatoes & gravy, carrots and banana. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes and ham. LUNCH: Crispy chicken on whole wheat bun or turkey club salad, french fries, garden peas and fresh cantaloupe. FridayBREAKFAST: Grits and scrambled eggs. LUNCH: sandwich on whole wheat bun, green beans and applesauce. (4th grade pizza)MondayBREAKFAST: Biscuit and scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Turkey nachos or grilled ham & cheese on whole wheat, romaine lettuce & tomato, corn and baked cinnamon apples. (Kg & 1st grade pizza).TuesdayBREAKFAST: Cheese omelet and cinnamon toast. LUNCH: Baked chicken with cornbread or turkey & cheese on whole wheat roll, fresh collard greens and mixed fruit with strawberries. *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: Chicken nuggets, rice with gravy, buttered carrots, mixed fruit.ThursdayBREAKFAST: Cheese toast, grits and ham cubes.LUNCH: Chicken Fajita tacos with cheese, lettuce, tomato, whole kernel corn, fresh fruit.FridayBREAKFAST: French toast sticks with syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Cheese pizza, garden salad, fruit.MondayBREAKFAST: Sausage gravy and biscuit. LUNCH: Chicken BBQ sandwich, baked potato rounds, mixed fruit.TuesdayBREAKFAST: Pancakes with syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: Baked Ziti, garden salad, garlic bread stick, fresh fruit.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. blountstown high school altha wildcats The Altha FFA Middle School Horse Judging Team competed in the State FFA Horse Judging Career Development Event on Saturday, Jan. 21. The event was held at the Jackson County Agricultural Center in Marianna. Twenty teams from throughout Florida gathered to compete for the top spot. in 7th place. Congratulations to Ms. Stoutamire and the Middle School Horse Judging Team! Pictured above from left is April Lynn, Aubree Bay, Jesse Mills and Caylynn Reeder. Althas Calendar of EventsThursday, Jan. 26 Girls weightlifting meet at Arnold 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 JV/Varsity Basketball vs. Sneads 6/7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 JV/Varsity Basketball at Tallavana 5/6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting State Tuesday, Jan. 31 JV/V Basketball at R. F. Munroe 5/6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 Middle School Softball vs. Tolar 3.pm Friday, Feb. 3 Varsity Baseball vs. Liberty County 6/7:30by Kristen MajeskeAltha Schools JV and Varsity cheerleaders competed in the Chipola Cheer leading Extravaganza on Jan. 14. They showed their school spirit and made Altha proud! Junior Varsity placed 1st in the Middle School Non-tumbling Division. Varsity placed as 2nd runner up in the Large Varsity Non-tumbling Division. The JV sponsor is Emily Brooks and the Varsity sponsor is Meagan Henson. ABOVE: The Varsity cheerleaders during the competition. RIGHT: The Middle School cheerlead place win.by McKenzie TannerPrincipal Ladona Kelley proudly announces Altha Schools Kids of Character for the month of December demonstrating the character trait of Generosity. On KLeigh Kitchen and Braeden Smith. Second row: Lane Braeden Raper and Paityn Parker. Not pictured is Jaden Mactavish. Cats Cuisine will be serving again on Feb. 2. Please have reservations in by Jan 31. Seatings are the same as always. The menu for Feb. 2 is Grilled Chicken with plum barbecue sauce, Creamy Twice Baked Potatoes, Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing, Angle Biscuits, Pear and Apple Individual Dessert Tarts. BHS CALENDAR OF EVENT SWednesday, January 25, FBLA Online Testing at Cottondale High School; FCA Huddle 7:20 A.M. in Mrs. Elizabeth Bennetts Classroom Thursday, January 26, FAFSA Workshop 5-7 p.m.; Star Lab at Sam Atkins Park 8 p.m. Friday, January 27, Boys Basketball vs. Liberty County Home at 6 p.m.; Senior Night and Halftime show by Jumping John in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Saturday, January 28, Cheer Competition at Bay High 9 a.m. Monday, January 30, Football Banquet BHS Lunchroom at 6 p.m.December Kids of Character by Autumn CookThe Altha High School seniors would like to thank everyone for all of their support from buying the were for sale. We are proud to announce that the winner of the $100 Walmart gift card was Dottie Wiltse. Altha School homemade quilt was Hazel Walden and the winner of the second drawing for the quilt was Debbie Griswold. Be sure to keep your eyes out for anymore senior fund raisers in the near future.Dottie Wiltse winner of $100 Walmart gift card Cats Cuisine plans new menu for Feb. 2Cheerleaders compete in Chipola Extravaganzaby Mrs. Rebecca Stanley, BHS Guidance CounselorBlountstown High School will host a student/parent FAFSA workshop on Jan. 26 from 5-7 p.m. This workshop is being held to assist seniors and/or their parents/ guardians, with their applications for 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 atten dance. 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 to host student/parent FAFSA workshop Jan. 26SCHOOL NEWS continued on page 19

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TALLAHASSEE Flexing its considerable research muscle, the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University has won a $38.6 million contract to help six Southeastern states and their schools put the test results, coursework information, graduation statistics and other education-related data they collect to more effective use in helping students ment of Educations Institute of Education Sciences, makes FCRR the lead for the region in connecting education stakeholders to student data in more meaningful and positive ways. Winning this sizeable contract clearly showcases the talent we have at Florida State and reinforces our position as a focal point for education research in the nation, said Florida State President Eric J. Bar ron. Through the award, the Florida Center for Reading Research will help others understand the power of the information available to them and how it can be used to improve their schools, ultimately putting our region on a path to greater student achievement in the years ahead. The contract will support FCRR and its research partners with operating the Regional Educational Laboratory for the Southeast Region (REL-SE), serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. Regional laboratories conduct applied research and evaluation, provide technical assistance, develop digital educational materials and other products, and disseminate information in an effort to help others use knowledge from research and practice to improve education. Strip away all the acronyms and complex language question: How do we use the myriad of information we collect to make measureable improvements to our education systems? said Barbara Foorman, director and principal investigator for the REL-SE and director of FCRR. With this contract, we have gained the resources we need to tackle that question and help our local education student learning. Foorman, who is also Florida States Francis Eppes Professor of Education, added that the Instructional Research Group (IRG) to create the winning proposal. The heart of the project will focus on four main to a broad array of education stakeholders throughout the Southeast: Improving low-performing schools. Scaling up the implementation of more rigorous standards, particularly in mathematics. improving their performance. Improving adolescent literacy. For more information about the contract and to view FCRRs proposal, visit the Regional Educational Laboratories grant website. The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) is the nations premier research organization devoted to literacy. The centers faculty boasts the broadest and deepest collection of reading experts in the world. Established in 2002 by the Florida Legislature, FCRR is jointly administered at Florida State University by the FSU Learning Systems Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences.by Mrs. Amanda McGheeOn Friday, January 13th BHS students par ticipating in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program, traveled to Chipola College to participate in team challenges led by university staff and STEM professionals. The students described the event as interesting, informative and most of all a lot of fun. Teams worked on engaging projects such as the design and construction of Mouse Mobiles. They enjoyed a pizza lunch before returning to the BHS campus. The BHS students currently participating in STEM are as follows: Khirsten White, Jayla Brigham, Austin Britt, Thomas Futch, Hunter Jor Flowers, Carly Richards, Zach Bryant, Audrey The STEM initiative provides opportunities for these students to participate in real-world problem solving and research. The participants receive academic and career guidance from Mrs. Rebecca Stanley, BHS Guidance Counselor as well as other external counselors. If you want to learn more about the initiative, please feel free to see me, Mrs. Amanda McGhee, at stemscholars.org. Pictured here is Calen Masai proudly displaying his Mouse Mobile designed and constructed by his challenge team at Chipola College STEM event. JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 been learning that what we say and do can inspire, teach, and change the lives of those around us. One of the service projects that they participated in was collecting items to create care packs for our soldiers overseas. James J. Joey Bilbo and the Echo Company 111 Aviation Battalion in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The Fifth Grade would like to thank Principal Link Barber and W.R. Tolar School for donating the money to ship the boxes overseas. School. Also pictured in front row, center, is Reagan Bilbo, who is the daughter of Joey and Lacy Bilbo. Brandon and Terrell Sykes. BES Honor Assembly Jan. 13The Honor Assembly for the 2nd nine week grading period was held on Friday, January 13 at Blountstown Elementary School. All students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th, grades that made all As or all As and Bs were recognized with an honor roll ribbon. The 4th Grade Chorus performed two songs. w. r. tolar School BHS STEM students travel to Chipola College January 13 *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experienceTNTTOBY GARNETT, OWNER Collision Center OFFICE DIRECTIONS: From State Road 20 in Bristol, turn south onto Pea Ridge Road, go one mile, turn east onto Summers Road.PHONE (850) 643-3333 FAX (850) 643-3334HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday thru FridayThe Calhoun-Liberty JOURNALServing two counties that make up one great community!FSU awarded $38 million to help spur public education improvements

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012BY JOYCE EHRLINGER Florida State University Dept. of PsychologyYou're in search of a new coffee maker, and the simple quest becomes, well, an ordeal. After doing copious amounts of research and reading dozens only to wonder: "Was this the right choice? Could I do better? What is the return policy?" Reality check: Is this you? If so, new research from Florida State University may shed some light on your inability to make a decision that you'll be happy with. Joyce Ehrlinger, an assistant professor of psychology, has long been fascinated with individuals and then live with it. Happily. Of course, there are shades of gray. In fact, there's a whole continuum of ways people avoid commit ment without really avoiding it. Ehrlinger's latest research on decision making was published in the peer-reviewed journal Personality and Individual Differences. The paper, "FailWay That Contributes to Reduced Satisfaction," was co-authored with her graduate student, doctoral candidate Erin Sparks, and colleague Richard Eibach, a psychology assistant professor at the University of The paper, based on two studies of Florida State made choices differently and, more importantly, how the process itself varied. Ehrlinger's research, however, looked at something else entirely: What happened after a choice was made? have made the right choice," the authors contend, "they are less likely to fully commit to a decision." And most likely, they are less happy in their everyday lives. part of the personality or simply a frame of mind remains unclear, but Ehrlinger hopes to isolate the cause of the behavior in future research. "Current research is trying to understand whether certainly cause themselves a lot of grief." Over the years, Ehrlinger's scholarly research has led her to study self-perception and accuracy and error in self-judgment. Her latest research into the for several reasons. thought in consumer decision making and purchasthey see an All Sales Are Final' sign because it forces them to commit," Ehrlinger said. a lot of stress, so the trait could potentially have an big life decisions such as choosing a mate, buying a house or applying for a job. Even after considerable deliberation before may still feel unhappy, even depressed, with his or "Identifying the right' choice can be a neverco-authors write. "Feelings about which option is best can always change in the face of new informa a choice because they cannot be absolutely certain they chose the best possible option.""Current research is trying to understand whether they can change. High-level maximizers certainly cause themselves a lot of grief."Joyce Ehrlinger Florida State University Department of Psychology I DO OR DO I? Psychology researcher nds that second-guessing one's decisions leads to unhappiness University was again named one of the best values in the nation by Kiplingers Personal Finance in the publications annual ranking of public colleges, moving up two spots to 18. The ranking highlights four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. Kiplingers cited Florida States high four-year graduation rate, low average student tuition and overall great value. We are pleased with this latest recognition. Florida State University said President Eric J. Barron. By all accounts, we are one of the most efUnited States. The Kiplingers ranking best education to our students that we possibly can while remaining accessible Kiplingers reported that it revamped the rankings this year to give more weight to academic value, such as the percentage of students who return for sophomore year and the four-year graduation rate. While the criteria have shifted, the overall focus on value remains the same. Many schools have appeared on the list multiple times, including Florida State, a testament to the consistent value these colleges provide, according to Kiplingers. As states cut funding for higher education and tuition continues to climb, editor at Kiplingers Personal Finance. This years top 100 public schools deliver strong academics at reasonable prices. We applaud these institutions for tightening their belts without comproThe annual public school rankings appear in Kiplingers February 2012 issue, now on newsstands, and online at www.kiplinger.com/links/college.Florida State University named a best-value school Call Beth Eubanks, your full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 or email at bethseubanks41@aol.com. With a Tupperware business, youre in charge. You decide how much money you want to earn, how much time you want to spend working, and when you want to work. 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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. JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 SCHOOL NEWSTALLAHASSEE Parents and taxpayers now have a new way to view the performance of school districts in Florida. The Florida Department of Education has released a numerical ranking of the states 67 school districts, country. The district-by-district of an initiative that will soon include a list of all of the schools in the state ranked by number within the three main school groupings: elementary, middle and high school. The goal is to make it easier for parents to assess school district performance. I applaud Commissioner Robinson on these rankings. We all wish to ensure students have the oppor tunity to get a good education that will prepare them for a good job, said Governor Rick Scott. Ranking school districts by performance allows taxpayers to see their investment in education at work. The numerical ranking is based on each schools total points derived from FCAT scores. The total is the sum of scores for reading, math, science and writing; learning gains in reading and math; and scores for learning gains in reading and math among the lowest 25 percent of students in each school. The school district ranking is determined by the school grade points they earned based on the assessment scores of all students in the district that were enrolled for the full year. Florida is considered a national leader when it comes to measuring the success of our schools, said Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. The Florida Department of Educagrading program in 1999, and since then we have provided our model to other states that wish to replicate our exceptional accountability system. Commissioner Robinson added that using education performance data is essential for measuring student progress and school ef fectiveness to ensure that Floridas educational system continues to move in the right direction. Ranking districts and schools based on data-driven results demonstrates Floridas focus on ensur ing students receive a high quality education and provides another helpful tool for parents, educators and taxpayers, he said.Florida school districts ranked by student achievement Ranking allows parents and taxpayers to compare performance district-bydistrictCalhoun County School District ranked #18; Liberty County #28 out of 67 counties A Family Reading and Writing Night was held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria of Blountstown Elementary School. Parents and students enjoyed the exciting writing activities that the teachers had planned. Shown above is Kelly Wyrick, working on sounding out words with her daughter, Karen. Family Reading Night CLJN ews.COM 27 28

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 GARDENINGWhile I might be considered the gardener in the family, my husband is the king of compost. So he was a happy guy when Santa delivered a compost tumbler this year. With so many affordable and trouble-free composters available, almost anyone can convert yard debris into precious compost. While composting occurs naturally, human interven tion can accelerate it. The quality of the compost and the production speed depend upon several factors that human composters can manipulate. To improve the composting process, we can monitor the air, the moisture and the ratio of brown material to green material.AerationComposting is an aerobic or oxygen-requiring process. The microorganisms and other biological decomposers responsible for composting consume oxygen along with the organic materials and produce primarily compost, carbon dioxide, water vapor, and heat. The oxygen consumed during the process must continually be replaced by air movement through the mate rials. Because the penetration of air may be inadequate or inconsistent, some decomposition inevitably occurs under anaerobic conditions (without oxygen). Anaerobic conditions are undesirable in a compost pile because the decomposition products are often odorous. In addition, as composting proceeds and the materials decompose, they shrink in size and begin to settle. Settling reduces the piles air spaces and restricts aeration. Regular mixing of the pile, referred to as turning, reverses the effects of settling. Although turning recharges the pile with fresh air, the piles porosity and improves natural air circulation. Turning also blends the composting materials and breaks turning speeds the composting process. Moisture Microorganisms need moisture. Water serves as a medium for chemical reactions and provides a means for movement of nutrients to the microorganisms. On the other hand, too much water makes the materials soggy and heavy, hindering aeration. The squeeze test is an easy way to gauge the moisture level of composting materials. The material should feel damp to the touch, but not dripping wet. Water should drip from the material only when you squeeze it tightly in your hand. If you cant squeeze water out, the pile is too dry. Carbon-to-nitrogen ratio (browns and greens) Microbial decomposers obtain many nutrients from the composting materials but carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) are the nutrients that most affect the process. Microorganisms primarily use carbon compounds as an energy source and ingest nitrogen for protein. Because they require a balance of both nutrients, the proportion of carbon to nitrogen is important when combining organic materials to make compost. The ideal ratio (C:N) of these two elements is about 30 parts carbon to 1 part nitrogen by weight. In a backyard or home composting situation, it is impractical for you to be precise. An easier approach is to develop recipes by thinking of carbon sources as browns and nitrogen sources as greens and then combining brown and green materials in rough proportions. Examples of browns include dry leaves and shredded newspaper. Greens include grass clipping and kitchen scraps. For additional information about all of the county extension services and other articles of interest go to by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa County Care to compost?BL OU NTSTOWN USDA Florida Farm Ser vice Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Charles H. Golden reminds producers enrollment for Aver age Crop Revenue Elec tion (ACRE) Program or the traditional Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) begins January 23 and runs through June 1. Farmers in Calhoun/ Liberty who are interested in enrolling in these programs need to add this important deadline to their list of must do jobs, Golden said. Producers should contact the local pointments. Annual contracts are required to be signed to All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP and ACRE payments are required by June 1, 2012. For more information about DCP and ACRE programs or other FSA programs, contact your the state FSA website at: www.fsa.usda.gov.Average Crop Revenue Election program enrollment to run Jan. 23 through June 1 Located in BristolLAND CLEARING-Private drives and roads -Food plots -Home sites -Small acreageCall Eddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas (850) 447-0849Eddie NoblesLAND CLEARING, EXCA V A TION AND ROOT RAKING FOR: Liberty Post &Barn Pole Inc.We've got the fence posts to meet your needs.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies.WPHK Radio K-102.7 FMWYBT Radio Y-1000 AM K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also air at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET.Swap Shop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes even longer!) Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away.K102.7 is the voice of the Liberty County Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers and the Florida Gators 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 Buy, sell and trade with an ad in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal & CLJNews.com

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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 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& CrematoryCHARLIE SAM BALL BRISTOL Charlie Sam Ball, 69, of Bristol passed away January, 17, 2012 in Panama City after complica tions due to illness. He was born in Elbert, WV to Charlie Clarence Ball and Agnes Elsie Lang. His life of adventure began early when he joined the Navy at age 17. He met Betty Faye Scott at a USO dance in Memphis, and they were married on April 22, 1961. They had six children together. He was blessed with itchy feet and moved his family multiple times to Florida, Illinois, Mississippi and Virginia. He and Betty divorced after 35 years of marriage. In his later years, he set out to sail the world and got as far as Apalachicola, where he enjoyed a life full of other adventures. On one trip to China, he met and mar was a devoted and kind companion to him. He leaves behind a legacy of adventure and learning. He learned to play the banjo and the organ and enjoyed all sorts of music. He was a philosopher and enjoyed conversations on a large variety of topics. He was a spiritual man and enjoyed his activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He provided many opportunities for his children to learn independence and resilience, and these are traits that they cherish. He loved to sail and was an accomplished pilot. His love of aviation brought him many fun experiences and true friends. He was also a businessman and owned his own trucking company for several years. He had a desire to serve others who were less fortunate than he was. He led a very full and somewhat unconventional life. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, brother Jessie and sister Audrey Faye. Survivors include his wife, Qiuzhi Gao; six children, John Ball and his wife, Linda of Springville UT, Sheri Johnson and her husband, Mike of Orem, UT, Tammy Horger and her husband, Jim and Spencer Ball all of South Jordan, UT, Sarah Walker and her husband, Bernard of St. George, UT, and Samuel Ball of Brookport, IL.; nine brothers and sisters, Suzie, Clark, Connie, Gracie, Russell, John, Rosie, Kathy and David; eight grandchil dren; and some granddogs. He will be greatly missed by his close friends Steven Ford and Max Campbell. His family would like to thank them for their devotion Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol was in charge of the arrangements. EDGAR GERALD GRIFFIN MARIANNA Edgar Gerald GrifWednesday, January 19, 2012 at his home. He was born on February 5, 1934 in Clarksville and had lived in Jackson County since 1974. He was a retired truck driver and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He served in the United States Navy. Services were held Sunday, January 22 at from the graveside at Shady Grove Cemetery near Grand Ridge lowed. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. JOHNNY EDW ARD THOMAS, JR. ALBANY, GA Johnny Edward Thomas, Jr., 59, of Albany, GA passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. A native of Blountstown, he had resided in Albany, GA. since 1978 moving from the Panama City area. He was owner and operator of Thomas Transportation. He was a member of the IHRA and Nettle Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Thomas of Albany, GA; two sons, James Edward Thomas and his wife, Karen and Joseph Edward Thomas and his wife, Melissa all of Leesburg, GA.; two daughters, Brandy Roland and her husband, David of Albany, GA. and Donna Joiner of Thomasville, GA; his father, Johnny Edward Thomas, Sr. of Albany, GA; his mother, Dorothy Jean Dudley of Blountstown; two sisters, Gailen Lock of Blountstown and Debbie Hatcher and her husband, Lamar of Marianna; and eight grandchildren. Memorial services were held Tuesday, January 24 at Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Chancellor Memorial contributions may be made to Neighbors in Need, St. Clares Center, 2005 Martin Luther King Drive, P.O. Box 4123, Albany, GA 31706. Mathews Funeral Home in Albany, GA was in charge of the arrangements. The Big Bend Hospice Patient and Family Holiday Gift Drive was born over 15 years ago as a way to give For terminally ill patients and their families; the holiday season can seem overwhelming. The importance of maintaining holiday traditions and making lasting memories, especially at the end of life, is very important. For some patients purchasing gifts for family is imposdrained their resources. For some families the loss of the main bread winner has meant that everyday is a struggle to make ends meet. The annual Holiday Gift Drive has connected individuals, neighborhood groups, in need of some holiday cheer. Some of the gift requests are meager; warm socks, basic toiletries, or candy. For other patients, the needs are more compelling. Big Bend Hospice Chaplain Lenny Marshall had a patient whose only request was to have a decorated tree in her home for her last Christmas. Community donors mings. Marshall, keenly aware of the patients physical challenges brought a hospice volunteer to the patients home along with a donated tree, ornaments, garlands, lights, and even a CD of holiday music to play while trimming the tree for the patient. This lovely lady was like there was a great light within her, said Chaplain Marshall. What pleasure that gift gave her and what beauty it brought to her home. Another patient dreamed of improving his home before his death so that his wife might live more comfortably and securely after he was gone. The home was in need of heat as well as other necessary repairs. Community donors donated two portable heating systems for the patient and his wife. A contractor who lives in our community learned of the patients need for repairs and donated his own time, skills, labor and materials to improve the patients home. These donations provided the patient with a sense of peace regarding his wifes future which was truly a gift to the patient. The wonderful donors who participate in the Gift Drive are very special individuals. They are kind, car ing individuals with giving hearts who have a desire to reach out and touch the lives of hospice patients and their families. We are so grateful for our donors and the wonderful communities in which we live!Big Bend Hospice patients annual Holiday Gift DriveVERDELLA MARTIN CARTER BLOUNTSTOWN Verdella Martin Carter, 67, of Blountstown, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at home. Survivors include her four brothers, Edward Martin tin of Brooklyn, NY and Gregory Martin of Blountboth of Blountstown, Mary C. Martin of Orange, NJ, Joyce Draper of Panama City and Darlene Martin of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Chris Anna Martin. Services will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 1 p.m. CST at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Blountstown. Interment will follow in the St. John Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, Jan. 27 from 2-7 p.m. EST at Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy. Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society.WHAT BETTER TRIBUTE CAN THERE BE?EAST GADSDEN UNIT P.O. Box 563, Quincy 32353 MARIANNA Covenant Hospice will host the 7th Annual Garden Gala from 6-9p.m. Saturday, June 9 at the Donald E. Price Activity Center, located at 4792 Highway 90 in Marianna. The Garden Gala Commit tee is currently seeking artists to paint wooden swings, Adirondack chairs and benches to be auctioned at the event. Artist applications are available at Covenant Hospice or you can email Angela Jackson at mailto: angela.jackson@covenanthospice.org or call 482-8520 or 209-8008. 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, Holmes, Development Manager for Covenant Hospice. Covenant providing 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 Covenant Hospice seeks artists for Garden Gala event scheduled June 9

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 FROM LEFT : Brianna Attaway, Kristen Majeske, Brianna Walker, Wayne Boozer and Seventh Graders Seth Alday and Kinsey Register ABOVE: The seniors showed their homeing their tye-dyed shirts for Color War Day! Eighth graders show off their winning spirit sheet which features the homecoming theme, Back Where I Come with pictures of eighth graders throughout their elementary and middle school years and pictures of their parents who are Altha School alumni during their days at AHS. Back Where I Came From Altha High School Homecoming 2012 coronation of their King and Wednesday evening followed er for a chili cookoff followed

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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25 The Altha School Varsity basketball team took a close 58-54 win in a packed house for Friday nights homecoming game against Bethlehem. It was a hard fought game from the beginning but the guys played tough, said Coach Warren Roberts. Will Rogers hit a long 3 point shot to give the Wildcats a halftime lead of 38-35, which they held throughout the game. Will Rogers led the night with 25 baskets, PJ Iler had 13, Jacob Warner scored 10, Kent Rogers had 6, Anthony Young and Zac Morris both scored 2. After this victory over Bethlehem, the varsity stands at 9-9 for the season. They will be playing the last district game Friday night against Sneads beginning at 6 p.m. with the Jr. Varsity team and 7:30 p.m. with the Varsity. The JV held their own on the court as they won Fridays game 3835, putting their season standing at 11-7. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOSAltha Wildcats win homecoming game 58-54 ABOVE: Altha 8th grader Jay Yon battles a Bethlehem opponent for the ball. The score of 38-18. BELOW: Wildcat sopho more Kent Rogers struggles for the loose ball. ABOVE LEFT: JV Wildcat Corey Martin leaps to shoot. ABOVE: Jacob Warner makes his move as he drives the ball up to the basket. LEFT: Justin Waldorff and Nick Young defend against a Bethlehem player during the JV game. BELOW: Althas Jae Fielder goes up for the shot during the JV game. RIGHT: Wildcat Justin Waldorff goes for a layup.

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Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012Glass top table with four chairs, $50; 1950s style table with two leaf extensions, $100; full size bed frame with head and footboard, $35; heavy duty computer desk, $75. Call 762-8511, 557-7338 or 209-0527. 1-25, 2-1 Headboard for double bed, $60; single headboard, $8. Antique table with 4 chairs, $450. Call 6743264. 1-18, 1-25Living room suit, couch and chair. King mattress and box spring sets. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 6741818. UFN TRUCKS2003 Chevy Blazer Sport, 2 wheel drive, in excellent condition with 48,000 original miles. Asking $6,500 OBO. Any reasonable trade considered. Call (850) 4470586. 1-25, 2-11997 Freightliner FLD120, $7,000 OBO. Call 447-4182 please leave message. 1-25, 2-11994 Dodge Ram 2500, V10, automatic, 4x4, needs a small part 4973. 1-25, 2-11994 Geo Tracker, 4WD, 2 door, hardtop, needs a water pump; 1994 Suzuki Sidekick, 4WD, 4 door, hardtop, would make a good parts vehicle, $1,000 for both. Call 670-3359. 1-25, 2-11987 Bronco II mud truck, 305 V8, automatic, 36 inch Irok tires, lots of after-market parts. Call 447-1022. 1-18, 1-251990 Chevy 1500 pickup, long wheel base, 302 V8, automatic, AC, $2,995. Call 482-3775. 1-18, 1-251989 Ford Ranger, 4 cyl, 5 speed transmission, original 81,000 miles, AC, in excellent condition, $1,950. Call 814-7813. 1-18, 1-251992 GMC boxed truck, white, 32-08 Caterpillar Diesel, AC/heat, strong work truck, excellent condition, $8,500. Call 814-7813.1-18, 1-25nice mens shoes, size 10 1/2, black, $4; boys jeans, size 10, $6.50 each; infant boy clothes, three pieces for $2. Call 6743264. 1-18, 1-25Fancy doll glass jelly jars, $1.50 for all. Call 674-3264. 1-18, 1-25Good selection of items: Mens, ladies and childrens clothes. Many items for the home. New items arriving daily. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN ELECTRONICS19 inch Magnavox TV, $20; 13 inch Orion TV, $10; XBox game console, $25; two Sony surround sound systems, $25 $30. Call 379-3008. 1-25, 2-132 inch GE TV, $100 OBO. Call 447-4195. 1-18, 1-2519 TV in excellent condition, $50. Call 674-4475. 1-18, 1-25 APPLIANCESGas dryer, very good working condition, $75. Call 643-1514. 1-25, 2-1Microwave, under cabinet, like new, $150. Call 643-2859. 1-25, 2-1Hotpoint stove, two years old, great shape, $185. Call 4474476. 1-18, 1-25Gas range, uses natural gas. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 6741818. UFN FURNITURECedar chest, $40, black vinyl couch, like new, $250, black TV stand, $25, entertainment center, $165, new queen size mattress and box springs, $300. Call 6432859. 1-25, 2-1 Two Bookcases, one includes TV stand, both matching solid wood. Call 447-0800 for more information. 1-25, 2-1 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 SALECoffee and food warmer make offer. Call 674-3264. 1-25, 2-1Kerosene drum, 400 gallon. Call 674-8570 evenings. 1-25, 2-1Baby items, infant bathtub for boy or girl, $7, Winnie the Pooh and Tiger vibrating seat, $25, Even Flo car seat and Grayco with two bases, $15 each, Grayco 6-speed musical timed swing that lays completely back or up, $30. Call 6741381. 1-25, 2-1Mattresses twin and full size, make offer. Call 674-1381. 1-25, 2-1Piano, antique, $50. Call 6432859. 1-25, 2-1Make offer: Bakers rack, bed and a table. Call 674-3264. 1-25, 2-1Baby bouncer, like new, $30, baby swing, like new, $60, size 11 jeans, like new, $10 pair. Call 6432859. 1-25, 2-1Wedding Sale: Decorations and attire. Wedding dress, fully beaded, straight cut, with long train, very beautiful, $450; Maid of Honor dress, long, fushia with orange trim, $50; Mother of the Bride dress, long, elegant, pink and shimmery gold, $60; Cocktail dress, size one, green, black and silver with sequins, paid $120, asking $50; Miss Me Jeans, size 30 32, brand new, $50; Table runners, 25 orange, 25 fushia, 10 gold, $1 each; two door wreaths, swags, large, gerber daisy print, $80; vase gems, topiary decorated balls, and 40 ft. tulle bolts. Must see all to appreciate. Call 6432412 or 447-1194. 1-25, 2-1 Baby boy sports bedroom, 4 piece bedding set, mobile, diaper hanger, hamper, ceiling fan, lamp, light switch cover, curtain rod and valance, football rug and wall hangings, $100. Call 643-8996. 1-25, 2-1Womens clothes, size 18 20, pants, jackets and skirts, in excellent condition and reasonably priced. Call 447-0800. 1-25, 2-1Go Kart, $200 OBO; ab exercise machine, $75 OBO; Prime Fit stationary bike with moveable handles, $40; two aluminum trailer windows, $10 each. Call 7628511, 557-7338 or 209-0527. 1-25, 2-1Sunquest tanning bed, 24 bulbs with extra bulbs, great condition, $800 OBO. Call 639-4176 or 6431502. 1-18, 1-25Mattress sets, full size, used, $50. Call 643-2330. 1-18, 1-25Pair boys shoes, size 4, $10; pair boys shoes, size 6, $4; two pair khaki pants, size 6, $2.50 each; 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 Find a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! 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 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 Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.(First Saturday of every month) Public is invited.18098 NW County Rd. 12AUCTION643-7740 Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 FREE SETUP FOR YARD SALE EVERY SATURDAY $0 down, 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title BRINKLEY REALTY LAKE MYSTIC, 4/2 house on a GREAT 120 ft. lot, beautiful view of the lake, RV shop and more. Priced to sell fast!! TIME OFFERED, better hurry on this one!! TWIN OAKS, pretty 3/2 with garage, fenced back yard., MOTIV A TED SELLER only $119,900 NEW LISTING. DOGWOOD STREET, brick 4/3 on one acre with trees, very private setting,. REDUCED to $155,000 owner says bring all offers. PEARIDGE EST A TES, super 5/3 brick with all the goodies REDUCED. HWY 333, clean as can be this 3/3 on two acres, fenced. Reduced to only $135,000. More land available.We have many other houses, mobile homes, lots and land. Give me a call to BUY or SELL!! For Rent in HosfordCall (850) 379-8287 or (850) 509-4227Mobile Home, 2 BD, 1 BA. Across from Hosford School.$350 M O NTH

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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27 Buy, sell & trade with an ad in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal.Get ready for spring. Empty out those closets & call us! PHONE 643-3333Email thejournal@fairpoint.net THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. STARSCOPEF AMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, though you always have energy to burn, this week isnt about pushing personal boundar ies. Its about working collectively with others for a common goal. T AURUS Apr 21/May 21 Life is only as boring as you make it, Taurus. This week when you feel the doldrums setting in, get up and try a new activity that is sure to bring some excitement. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, whether youre work ing for your own agenda or the greater good, stay informed when you deal with others to see if theyre receptive to your ideas. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you wont be timid this week, but work associates will not be hearing much from with your energy because its dwindling. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, jump start your social life and host a party or go out for some fun. This week should be fun for everyone who hangs out with you. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, if youre in a relationship with someone equality but also for greater levels of commitment. Your partner may be receptive. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, its one thing to have good manners, but its another thing to capitulate to what some one asks each and every time. You have a voice, so speak up and make your opinions known. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 A work project may be stretching out a little further than youd hoped, Scorpio. Its leading to restlessness, but teamwork can turn the routine into something engaging. SAGITT ARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Youre ready to take a fashion risk, Sagittarius. Inspired by the runway and passersby, a look that appeals to you. The results may be surprising. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, be assertive when expressing an important opinion this week. Your message will be loud and clear, and it will AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, although you are great in a group setting, youre equally as impressive all on your own. Step out solo and experience a change of pace this week. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Feelings of uncertainty transform into something much more tan gible, Pisces. Now you know what has been bugging you.Week of Jan. 29 ~ Feb. 4JANUARY 29 Adam Lambert, Singer (30) JANUARY 30 Christian Bale, Actor (38) JANUARY 31 Minnie Driver, Actress (41) FEBRUARY 1 Lauren Conrad, Actress (26) FEBRUARY 2 Christie Brinkley, Actress/Model (58) FEBRUARY 3 Isla Fisher, Actress (36) FEBRUARY 4 Natalie Imbruglia, Singer (37)1995 Ford F150, red, automatic, AC, tool box, one owner, well maintained, in excellent condition, $2,000. Call 814-7813. 1-18, 1-252002 Chevy A valanche, red, looks good, runs great, 220k miles, $6,900 OBO. Call Kevin at 447-2899. 1-18, 1-25 AUTO ACCESSORIESCamper shell front window and tail gate, full size. Used but in very good shape, $125. Call 674-1429. 1-18, 1-25Carburetor for a Volkswagen with intake, $50. Call 379-5843.1-18, 1-255th Wheel hitch with all brackets and mounting hardware. New price $1,100, asking $550. Call 363-3901. 1-18, 1-25 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT2006 Massey Ferguson, 431 farm tractor with 140 hours, $8,000. Call 379-5843. 1-25, 2-12005 Johnson motor, short shaft with controls, $1,200. Call 6930872. 1-25, 2-1Parking lot blower, Little Wonders commercial grade, $450. Call 643-6589. 1-25, 2-1Cultivator, two row; ice machine, needs small repair. Call 526-1753 for more information. 1-25, 2-1Craftsman planer, 5 hp, 240 volt, 3 head blade, six years old, used very little, $700. Call 670-1274. 1-25, 2-1Trailer Hitch for a Dodge pickup, $100. Call 762-8511, 557-7338 or 209-0527. 1-25, 2-1 PETS/SUPPLIESY ellow cur dog female, 1 year old, free to a good home. Call 379-3859. 1-25, 2-1 Pit puppies 10 weeks old, have had second set of shots, parents on premises, $50 each. Call 2090528 or 209-0506. 1-25, 2-1Dog house $50. Call 643-2859. 1-25, 2-1Horse trailer, two horse, bumper pull, with tack room, in good shape, $1,400 OBO. Call 4473322. 1-25, 2-1Estate Sale Tennessee Walker Stallion, brown and white, great and beautiful breeding horse, $100. Call 509-8193 or 509-6874. 1-25, 2-1Free 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, 1-25 LOST & FOUNDFOUND: Football helmet and pads on road beside pond on Hwy. 67. Call 379-8287 or 509-4227. 1-25, 2-1FOUND: Shotgun in the National Forest, call 674-1474 to identify. 1-25, 2-1FOUND: Male Walker hound, no collar, found on Hwy. 67A. Call 273-1444. 1-25, 2-1LOST : Reward offered for return. Chocolate Lab, male last seen in South Telogia area before Christmas, had orange collar. Call 6437149. 1-18 2-1LOST: 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 WANTEDTall hot water heater, used, in good condition. Call 643-1428. 1-25, 2-1Full size bed set, mattress, box springs, frame all in exchange for two twin beds with one set of box springs and frame. Call 643-1428. 1-25, 2-1Wagon Wheel, rebuilt, 30 x 4, iron rimmed. Call 643-7757. 1-25, 2-1Small pickup, reasonably priced. Call 447-3171. 1-18, 1-25Small dog that is house trained. Call 674-3033 or 272-8677. 1-18, 1-25Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on Hwy. 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN HUNTING & FISHINGBarnett Jackal crossbow, used three times, comes with three Barnett arrows and three Montec broadheads, $250. Call 5735571. 1-25, 2-1Jon Boat, 12 foot. Call 526-1753 for more information. 1-25, 2-11980 19 ft. Bayliner boat with a 1985 outboard motor, seats eight, comes with a set of skis, one owner, used very little, in great shape, $1,500. Call 509-8193 or 509-6874. 1-25, 2-11984 14 ft. Collins Craft boat with a 1997 25 hp Suzuki motor, stick steering, trolling motor, heavy duty drive on trailer, $2,295. Call 4823775. 1-18, 1-25 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, 1-25 YARD SALES BRIST OL Y ard sale, Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Hwy. 12 S, turn in front of Rex Lumber Company onto CR 379. Look for signs, cancel if it rains, no early birds please. Phone 643-5011.

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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012MIAMI Education game-changers from around the state were recently honored with special awards during Take Stock in Childrens State Leadership Conference in Tallahassee attended by hundreds of business and community leaders. John Henry of Naples received Award along with Richard Berkowitz of Miami who received the Champion of Education Award and India White of Gainesville who With January being National Mentoring Month, Henry He currently mentors three students at Immokalee High School, Elijah Arreaga, Kerby Henry and Elijah Basile, offering each of them support, guidance and encourage ment. He meets with the scholars once per week, helping to build a solid foundation of values, establish goals, and improve academic and life skills while developing their Henry goes above and beyond to ensure they are on track and provide them with the tools necessary to be successful in life. Take Stock in Children is a role model organization endlessly to transform the lives of our youth, and we are thrilled to recognize their efforts with these awards, said Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, President/ CEO of Take Stock in Children. This State Leadership Conference served as the perfect platform to honor each of them, with other top education leaders and key partners from around the state in attendance. The Champion of Education award was given to Berkowitz, an outstanding member of the community who has worked tirelessly to raise awareness on behalf of the children of Florida while also advocating to address needs that have not yet been met. For years he has consistently devoted his time and talents to ensure that every child has an opportunity to achieve their dreams through education. White was selected as Take Stock in Childrens and efforts of paying it forward. Her path has led her from living in a homeless shelter to eventually becom ing a teacher, mother and enthusiastic spokesperson and mentor for Take Stock in Children. White currently plays a vital role in the continuing success of the organization and all those who follow in her footsteps. To learn more about Take Stock in Children, or becoming a valued mentor or supporter, please call (888) 322-4673 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org.First-ever statewide mentor of the year awarded during Take Stock in Childrens conference in TallahasseeAward coincides with National Mentoring MonthRepresentative Marlene OToole presents John Henry with Take Stock in Childrens Statewide Mentor of the Year Award. All As 6th Grade Paxton Blair, ley Johnson, Annika Milliagan, Jara Phillips, Alison Roberts, Weston Schrock, Sarah Lynn White, Mary Beth Williams, Drew Willis and Michael Wyrick. 7th Grade Seth Brown, Hannah Bryant, Tiffany Dees, Mackenzie Eubanks, Tyler Hill, Caroline Howell, Shad Johnson, Sarah Ratis, Courtney Shuler, Emily Shuler, Logan Weiler, Lana Wood and Kristi 8th Grade Alexis DeVuyst, Derek Eberly, Lee Ellis, Lauren Godwin, Chessa Goodman, Anna Hassig, Will McClellan, Colton Purvis, Kenneth Rollins, Jennifer Snowden and Colby Tanner. A/B Honor Roll 6th Grade Abby Bailey, Emily Barragan, Taniyah BMS 2nd Nine-Week Honor RollMARIANNADr. Sarah Clemmons, vice president of Instructional and Student Services at Chipola College, commends the 311 students who made the Deans List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2011. To be placed on the Deans List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses. Local students and their hometowns include: Students with perfect aver ages of 4.0 straight As : AlthaBritney Collings, Brett Floyd, Jessica Godwin, Kristen Peacock, Stephanie Shelton, Elizabeth Uhrick. BlountstownJunicia Baker, Robert Deason, David Leonard, Travis Pittman. BristolKelsey McDaniel. ClarksvilleMonica Jones. CottondaleKaitlyn Baxley, Anthony Kadenzy, Tracy Scott. Grand RidgeZachary Folks, Emily Gilley, Chad Meyers, Caroline Peacock, Rachel Pelt, Ryan Pilcher, Ariel White, Jessica Harrell. GreenwoodBenjamin KinardAmy McLeod. SneadsCassandra Coley, Jordan Coley. Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) : AlthaTaylor BrantleyCurl, Emily Brooks, Tory Lipford, Kathryn Nichols, Justin Terry, Aleena Tew, Maria Trejo Gonzalez, Rebekah Wiltse. BlountstownVirginia Baker, Megan Brown, Wayne Faircloth, Jahnice Jones, William Leonard, Shannie Lockhart, Cameron Smith, Karis Smith, Jeffrey Stewart, Trevor Williams. Bristol Hali Barfield, Christy Brock, Karey Gautier, Cade Guthrie, Sharee Hudson, Jacqueline Jackson, Daniel Kern. ClarksvilleMorgan Davis, Stewart Herndon, Jason Holland, Patrick Jones, John Tharpe, Cole Thompson. CottondaleDennis Allen, Teresa Crosby, Brittney Dilmore, Joshua Gainer, Sakima Godwin, Jessica Haid, Hannah Lamb, Tabatha Melzer. Grand RidgeMichelle Blackburn, Katherine Campbell, Katherine Ferrell, Christopher Holloway, Jolie Johnson, Hope Mooneyham, Justin Parrish, Sara Riley, Erin Williams. SneadsBrittany Ar Hightower, Gretchen Kinsinger, Joel McKeown, Travis Moore, Ashley Pavuk, Tyler linda Smith, Nathan Walden, Daniel Williams.Chipola announces Deans List The Florida College Student Activities Association (FCSAA) recently honored performers and technicians in Chipola Colleges Fall production of Our Town. Pictured from left: John David Brown, Haylie McLane, Leah Page and Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon. Brown and Page were named outstanding performers. McLane was named an outstanding technician. MARIANNA Chipola College Theater director Charles Sirmon recently cast local actors in the college production of Godspell, which opens Feb. 29. The Godspell cast includes: Trey McKay as Jesus, Dylan Bass as John the Baptist (Judas), Ryan Pilcher as Jeffery, Jae House as Lamar, Dante Brown as Herb, Kylee Shores as Robin, Kayla Todd as JoAnne, Sierra Hill as Peggy, Leah Page as Sonia and Ashleigh Stowe as Gilmer. The ensemble includes: Atrayu Adkins, Darren Blake Collins, Brett Floyd, Cade Guthrie, Jamal Engram, Wiggins, Amanda Locke, Alexus Per ry, Gracie Wallace and Alex Parrish Godspell, is the beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin. Audiences will enjoy all the good gifts from one of the most enduring shows of all time as it comes to Chipola in a brand new, intimately staged, oneof-a-kind production. with popular hits Day By Day, Turn Back, O Man. This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world with the greatest story ever told. Theatre fans are invited to join The Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) VIP fund, which guarantees the best seats for all shows. of membership including Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel with VIP seating available at all levels. A portion of ACT memberships are tax-deductible. For information, contact Charles Sirmon at (850) 718-2227 or email: sirmonc@chipola.edu.Cast announced for Chipolas GodspellChipolas Our Town honored by FCSAABrown, Justin Bryant, Alexander Buggs, Grayson Burns, Victoria Ebersole, Kevon Godwin, Keith Grantham, Keyon Hammond, Johnnie Henry, Manuel Holliday, Emily Hood, Jamal Howard, Jherico Jones, Tucker Jordan, Tehya Manning, Rachel Mar grill, Alicia Marquez, Victoria Maund, Gabe McClellan, Reyna Morales, Autumn Oxendine, Nicholas Pennywell, Angel Peterson, Brett Phinney, Ambriah Pierce, Will Price, Jaxon Ridley, Victoria Rol lins, Weston Sites, Brittnay Smith, Brianna Summerlin, Haleigh Tumminello, Caleb Van Lierop, Brianna Walker, Morgan Weiler, Destiny Williams, Logan Willis and Madi7th Grade Gabby Amaro, Brittnee Cumbie, Braicee Dietz, Mikel Engram, Tiffany Escobar, Mabeth Fuentes, Citlali Gutierrez, Benjamin Har rell, Bryson Horne, Autumn Lee, Trey Lynn, Mason Lytle, Abigail Martinez, Bianca Mar tinez, Julian Martinez, Keirstin Mosher, Rachel Nandho, Nykeria Patterson, Kalei Peacock, Madison Peacock, Otis Pennywell, J.T. Richards, Daniel Ryals, Megan Sims, Hayes Strawn, Darla Weeks, DMontee Williams and Mark Wilson. 8th Grade Chris Brown, Madison Brown, Josh Causey, Megann Dillinger, Ethan Glass, Devin Hackel, Emily Hall, Ayers Hassig, Mirazha Hogue, Brittany Kelley, Dharma Lee, John Martin, Manuel Martinez, Blake Pitts, Shanna Price, Taylor Pyles, Sacha Raper, Dawson Reeder, Mary Reynolds, Bryan Roberts, Brandon Smith, Taylor Stalnaker, Destiny Wise and Tristen Wood.

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JANUARY 25, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29 the Jan. 16 ceremony in Frankfurt honoring his father. He was angry at me for putting myself in danger but now he is just as proud, said Conner. At the time I did not know that he had just murdered two airmen, injured two others and attempted murder on a third, he said. Were it to happen again, I probably would have clotheslined (a wrestling move in which one runs toward an opponent with an arm extended from the side of the body, hitting the opponent in the neck or chest and knocking them over) him and kicked him until he could not get up on his own, he said. Brewer, a 23-year-old Airman from Gray, TN, was on the bus when Uka boarded. Uka shot and killed an airman standing near the bus and killed the driver as he stepped up into the vehicle. Two others were wounded as he continued shooting. Uka pointed the gun at Brewers head, said God is Great in Arabic and pulled the trigger but the gun jammed. Uka ran off the bus and through the airport. Brewer followed and Conner joined the pursuit. He did not stand out in the crowd, Conner said of the shooter. He looked as if he could have been a young person just starting out in their professional was said to be a devout Muslim whose family had lived in Germany for 40 years. Uka told authorities his attack was spurred on by a You Tube video he watched of American soldiers raping a Muslim woman. That video was anti-war movie called Redacted. Uka was charged with two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. He confessed to the shootings and is awaiting sentencing. HELPING THE VICTIMS After Uka was in custody, Conner returned to the ticket counter where he works. When he learned what had just transpired, the airport manager took I told him every detail that I could remember in the shortest time possible, Conner said. He was very supportive and asked if I would like to go home. Conner told him he needed to got to his counter and do his closeout for the day. Moments after he went to the ticket counter, his manager approached and told him the police wanted to see him. Conner spent the next several hours in a small airmen from the bus, where he acted as a middleman between them and German investigators as they were interviewed. All of these young people could have been my children, said Conner. I thought what it would be like for them in a strange country. You dont speak the language and some madman has just killed or injured several of your comrades. He requested chaplin assistance from the American Consulate to comfort the young airmen. He and Sgt. Brewer exchanged contact information and they hope to stay in touch. A PROUD SISTER Conner, who grew up at Sheltons Corner and still has a home there, said he will display the medal joined the Army at the age of 19 and has spent his adult life in Germany. Conner, his wife, Daniela, their son and their daughter, Janina, 25, live in Germany. Each year, they make month-long trips to visit friends and family in Altha, usually in October. His sister, Debra Perdue, thinks last weeks recognition ceremony was especially timely since it happened during the schools homecoming week. But she didnt even learn of her brothers part in Ukas capture until two or three months after it happened. She said Lamar was humble about what he did but she recognized that what happened was really big, she said. Im proud of him. Its a wonderful thing that he did...but he could have just as easily been killed, she said. She admitted she always worries about him being so far away and chides him about his cigarette habit, which he has tried to overcome several times unsuccessfully. She said shes often warned him, Those cigarettes will kill you. But judging by the events of last March, this could be the one time a smokers urge for a cigarette break may have actually helped save a few lives. ----------------------Anyone who would like to send Lamar Conner a note, share some memories from his early days in Altha or just congratulate him for his response during last years attack may reach him at lamar58conner@yahoo.com. Lamar Conner, second from left, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Brewer, second from right, are shown during last weeks presen tation of the Federal Cross of Merit in Germany. FEDERAL CROSS OF MERIT CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT P AGE

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Page 30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 2012-02 CP IN RE: ESTATE OF PAUL C. GIVENS Deceased. _________________/ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA TION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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 All persons having claims or demands against the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE Clerk of the above Court claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in Employment WANTED (850) 643-2076. $A VON$Earn 40%, Starter Kit ONLY $10Call today: 15 positions ing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, to 12/15/2012 at Waverly Farm, LLC, Adamplicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. not later than upon completion of 50% of the this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in 10 positions planting, cultivating, harvesting and preparing plants for sale. From 2/15/2012 to 12/15/2012 at D. R. Snell Nursery, Inc., Union Bridge, cable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. not later than upon completion of 50% of the this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in 15 positionsing, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock. From 2/15/2012 to 12/15/2012 at Rutgers quired. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Insurapplicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed day to their place of residence at time of refor this job at nearest State Workforce Agency Applications may be picked up at the for applicants is Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. All apIf you have any questions, please call Jim Shuler, Liberty County Road and 4040. *A Class B CDL license is required. *An Applicant may be required to have inmate supervisor training.Liberty County Road & Bridge Department is accepting applications for employment. JOURNAL JOB MARKETbasis 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 of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DA TE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE they may have, the validity of of the Personal Representa tive, or the venue or jurisdic 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 ______________________________________NOTICE OF VOTE IN QUESTIONNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: APRIL L. SCOTT Last known address of: 14248 NW 1st A ve Bristol, FL 32321 eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Bristol, Florida, no later than thirty publishing. Failure to respond ineligibility by the Supervisor tration system. Published one time in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal 1-25-12 Marcia A. Wood Liberty County Supervisor of Elections Dated Jan. 25, 2012 1-25-12______________________________________IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN RUSSELL HILTON, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA TION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAV ING 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 John Russell Hilton, File NumCircuit Court for Liberty County, Florida, Probate Division, Post the Liberty County Courthouse. The Personal Representative of the Estate is Melinda and address of the Personal Representatives attorney is set All persons having claims or demands against the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION the Clerk of the above Court a or demand they may have. Each 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 shall claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one copy to the Personal Representative. All persons interested in the Estate Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF tion they may have, the validity of the Personal Representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court. DATED THIS 24th day of January, 2012. J. DAVID HOUSE, P.A. 16865 SE RIVER STREET (850) 674-5481 COUNSEL FOR PERSONAL REP. 1-25, 2-1

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Margies Florist Clint Hatcher, OwnerElectrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511New Homes Garages Additions Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE EstimatesServing Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties CLJN ews.COM 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 Tires Britt Kent has opened his second Quick Shine location next to C&S Pawn Shop and across from Badcock on SR 20 W. in Blountstown. Quick Shine #2 opened Nov. 3, 2011 and operates from 8 a.m. to approximately six years ago. Both locations offer a wide variety of services beyond the standard car wash, including full auto detailing, seat covers, full detail with wax and shampoo starts at $89.95. A total package includes outside wash, tire shine, vacuum, window cleaning, door jam and inside wipe down and interior dressing starting at $29.95 and up for cars, $39.95 and up for trucks. Pictured from left is Rocky Kincaid, owner Britt Kent, Leslie Ray and Britts dad, Roger Kent. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOQuick Shine #2 opens in BlountstownPENSACOLA Your Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year. Our new Scam Source (www.bbb. org/scam) is a comprehensive resource on scam inves tigations by your BBB. Here are nine common scams weve seen in 2011 and our Scam of the Year. Job Scam Many job scams are designed to steal your identity. One requires candidates to There is no job; the online forms are just a way to steal personal data. Sweepstakes and Lottery Scam Congratulations! Youve won millions! To claim it, you only have to send the company hundreds or thousands. A popular example this year was an email claiming to be from Mark Zuckerberg announcing the recipient won $1 million from Facebook. Social Media/Online Dating Scam Some links prompt you to to view videos. Instead, the worm that sends out similar links and searches for your personal data. Home Improvement Scam Traveling contractors move around to keep a step ahead of the law and angry consumers. The worst move in after a natural disaster, taking advantage of desper ate homeowners. Start with trustworthy contractors. Check Cashing Scam One check cashing scam begins with someone wantyoure selling. Scammers send you a check for more than the purchase price, and ask you to wire them the difference. Their check bounces a few days later, leaving you out the money you wired. Phishing Scam Phishing scams steal per sonal information through an email that installs a virus on your computer, a phone call or letter. A prevalent email in 2011 claims an electronic transaction did not go through. Clicking the link downloads malware or steals your information. Identity Theft Scam You get a call in your hotel room in the middle of claims a problem with the computer requires your credit card number again. The call is actually from someone outside the hotel stealing your information. Financial Scam Websites claim to offer mortgage relief but ask for by doing things you could easily do yourself free, and most leave you in even more debt than before. Sales Scam Penny auctions are popular because they seem to offer items below retail. But you pay for each bid even if you dont win. Although not all penny auctions are scams, some are being investigated as online gambling. BBB suggests treating them as you would a casino. Scam of the Year Hundreds of thousands of people have received emails notice from BBB. When opened, a virus designed to steal sensitive information when launched on a computer. BBB is working with federal law enforcement and has already shut down dozens of hijacked websites. The FBI, NACHA, IRS, and other well-known agencies have been victimized in similar phishing scams.Better Business Bureau names last years Top 10 Scams

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Whiteld Steel Recycling, Inc. We Purchase: Pick-up service available for large quantities.LET US TURN YOUR SCRAP INTO CA$H Call for CURRENT PricingHOURS:Phone: (850) 643-4797 Fax: (850) 643-5001Page 32 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL JANUARY 25, 2012 Jan. 30MONDAY When he reached his mid-40s, he knew the time was right to make a change. Since 1992, he had been living in Miami with his partner, Pepper who is of Cuban, Spanish and Chinese ancestry and whose last name, Pimienta, also translates to Pepper. Known by all as Pepper Pepper, his past experience as an artist, event planner, gallery owner, therapist and public relations representative give him unique skills to draw on as he manages their little hotel. Rusty said he finally reached a crossroads. I knew I could not continue to travel and have a new car, he said, although he had been saving his money for years. In 2007, he began looking online for property in Italy. They made two trips to Italy and visited numerous sites for sale, including a set of apartments, an old school house and a converted monastery. Then an ad on Craigs List caught his eye. He went and had a look at the home he would soon buy. Built in the 1740s, Rusty likes to point out that Casa La Pace, Is one of the newer houses in the area. Although some remodeling was needed, the building was available at less than market price and had the added bonus of being in a village with a train station, Rusty explained. The building was renovated and an extra bedroom was added, bringing the total to five, and bathrooms were installed for each room. In June 2011, they opened for business, taking in more than 60 have gone exceedingly well, he said. I was really surprised for our days when we didnt have guests. Travelers who check into Casa La Pace get more than a place to stay. They get advice and encouragement on exploring the area. Both Rusty and Pepper lead tours, conduct art and photography workshops and help guests make the most of their time in Tuscany. Our valley is off the beaten path. We like to say its more like authentic Italy, he said. When you go to the big cities you just run into more tourists. But when you come where we are, youre going to see the way people really live. Even this far away from his links the two communities. Italys small villages still have the mom and pop feel that Blountstown had in the 1970s, he said. He plans to see how things go he could leave what he has created and nurtured into a successful business. I love meeting new people and love to show them around, he said of his new career. Everyone is different and I love hearing their stories. The pair recently returned to the U.S. to attend the International Inn Keepers Convention in Little Rock, AR this week and stopped in to visit family members in Blountstown. I left behind a high-paying computer consulting job to do this, Rusty said. I dreamed about it for so long. Sometimes I have to remind myself its not a dream. --------In the short time Casa La Pace has been listed online at Trip Advisor their ranking has shot up to #13 in Tuscany thanks to glowing recommendations by their guests. The rates are from approximately $90 to $120 a night for a two-person room. Learn more about the bed and breakfast at www.casalapace.com. Rustys not the only family member making a big move. His mother, Deanne Wyrick, is relocating from Arizona to Blountstown to be near her three grandchildren Anthony, 15; Michael, 12 and nine-year-old Karen as well as their parents, Dan and Kelly Wyrick.__________________Even this far away from his something that links the two communities. Italys small villages still have the mom and pop feel that Blountstown had in the 1970s, he said.__________________ CASA LA PACE