The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027796/00309
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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: 02-15-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Weekly journal (Bristol, Fla.)


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Miss Black History pageant....10 Anniversaries...11 Obituaries.....15 Jobs and Legals...18 Commando March...20 Sheriff's Log...2 Drug Task Force makes ve arrests...3 Commentary...6, 7 News from the Pews...8 Almanac...9 CLJNews.com WEDNESDA Y, FEBRUAR Y 15, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 7 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY J OURNAL 50includes taxBlountstowns Laura Davis on primary care track at FSU BY DOUG BLACKBURN Reprinted with permission from the Tallahassee Democrat Her mother calls Laura Davis just a regular, small-town girl. There are other ways to describe Davis, a third-year medical school student at Florida State University. She is, by all accounts, a poster child for the still-young College of Medicine and its particular mission to produce primary-care physicians working in under-served areas. said Dr. Paul McLeod, dean of FSUs Pensacola campus, where Davis is spending her last two years of medical school. Davis is a native of Blountstown. She was born in CalhounLiberty General Hospital, a small, rural facility that stopped doing deliveries in the late s. She says shes still not sure what specialty she wants to pur sue during her residency shes torn between family medicine and obstetrics, at the moment but Davis is clearly headed toward a career in primary-care medicine. And theres a good chance she will wind up back in Blountstown, where the youngest doctor is in his mid 40s, and its quite possible that by the time Davis completes her residency, he will be the only physician still working in the Panhandle community. Davis knows all too well she is eagerly wanted and needed in her hometown. Shes reminded every time she returns to see her parents, Vicki and Eddie Davis. Every time I go home, I hear, When are you going to come back here to practice medicine? I honestly dont know if Ill come back right after residency, Davis said, but my family is a really big part of my life. I dont think I have pressurepressure. I dont think I would be letting anybody down if I dont come back, but part of it is self-imposed. Blountstown is a small community. Everybody is invested in everybody else.See LAURA DAVIS continued on page 11Laura Davis may one day bring her medical skills back home. PHOT O BY COLIN HACKLEYHosfords Ann Marie Brown wins Big Bend Spelling Bee...again!Ann Marie Brown of Hosford won the Talla hassee Democrat Big Bend Regional Spelling Bee Saturday. Just like she did last year. Her winning word was homogeneous. She took the competition in the 20th round. The 14-year-old is an eighth grade student at W.R. Tolar School in Bristol. She has been grade. Ann Marie is shown above with one of her prizes, an 11-pound Websters dictionary. In a few weeks shell have to put down the diction ary and pick up her luggage when she heads off to the Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. where shell make her second attempt at bringing home the National Spelling Bee title. The competition will be held the last week of May. She is the daughter of Doyal and Beth Brown. by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorTwo Bristol houses were robbed and another homeowner came face-to-face with a would-be intruder peering into his window Tuesday afternoon. Lamar Holland, 70, said he came downstairs just before 1:30 p.m., walked into his kitchen, happened to look out the window and saw a stranger jogging toward his back porch. The suspect described as a tall, thin, black male jumped up on the porch and walked toward the window. He put his hands up to get rid of the glare to look through the breakfast nook window, said Holland. He and I were eyeball to eyeball, about six feet apart, he said. The man was looking off to the right before his gaze landed on Holland. When he realized I was there, he turned tail. He didnt jog back to his vehicle, he ran, he said. I wasnt as shocked as he was because I saw him coming. Holland said it appeared that the man was wearing a dark knit hat and a white long-sleeved pullover. He appeared to me to be six-footish, he said. Once they locked eyes, the man raced back to a dark car with dark-tinted windows and left quickly. He speculated that the vehicle might have been burgundy or green, but Holland admits, Im color blind. I have problems with green in particular. He called the Liberty County Sheriffs Office to report the sighting. Holland found tennis shoe tracks on both his front porch and back porch, as well as tire tracks in the yard of his home at the corner of Spring Branch Road and CR 12 South, across the street from W.R. Tolar School. He later learned a neighbor had seen a vehicle like the one he described driving by slowly before turning into his house. Later that afternoon, two homes about 3/4 of a mile past the last Lake Mystic turnoff down Hwy. 12 South were burglarized. Nancy Grantham was dropping her grandchildren off at her sons home at 17058 NW CR 12 South about 3:45 when she found the house in disarray. The back door was open and the house was turned upside-down, said her son, Grant Grantham, 41. Were missing some jewelry and electronics but they didnt get a whole lot, he said.See BREAK-INs continued on the back pageTwo Bristol homes robbed;attempt made on anotherHomeowner comes face-to-face with suspect Tina Rae Goodman of Bristol returned home Tuesday afbox and two handguns were taken. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOT O INSIDE Man arrested for selling stolen metal for scrap ......... 2 Failure to use turn signal leads to DUI arrest in Bristol ........ 2 Father charged with making meth, endangering child ..... 3


A late night traffic stop prompted by a drivers failure to use her turn signal resulted in her arrest for DUI, according to a report from the Liberty Deputy Jonathan Gentry was on patrol on CR 12 South when he saw a car turn onto Lake Mystic Church Road He stopped the car and when he spoke to the driver, he noted the odor of an asked if she had consumed any alcohol, she replied, I Attempts to run a license check by computer were delayed when the driver gave him a wrong last name and arrived and recognized Vicki Capps, 35, of Blountstown, the correct information was entered into the computer After beginning a roadside sobriety test, Capps became belligerent and ignored commands to calm At that point, she was taken into custody and became she began kicking the door and hitting her head against As deputies prepared to remove her from the car at the jail, Capps warned them, You better not open the she layed on her back in the seat and kicked the She refused to give a breath sample to determine Capps was charged with DUI, driving while license suspended or revoked and obstructions Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTYFeb. 6 Shawn Goff, VOSP, CCSO. Ronnie Taylor, VOSP, nonsupport, CCSO. Clayton Earl Harris, VOCC, contempt, CCSO. John Derek Sangster, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, ag gravated battery, assault, FHP Feb. 7 Crystal Landrum, VOSP, CCSO. Kevin Hansford, VOCC, CCSO. Charles Barbee, failure to appear, CCSO. Feb. 8 Zachary Willis, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, CCSO. James Travis Lane, driving with license suspended or revoked, sale of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, BPD. Feb. 9 Otis Pennywell, failure to appear, CCSO. Feb. 10 Laron Holland, VOSP, CCSO. Shane Coburn, manufacture of meth, possession of listed chemicals, CCSO. Feb. 11 Christia Clinney, manufacture of meth, possession of listed chemicals, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, BPD. Christia Clinney, possession of listed chemicals, CCSO. Joseph McDonald, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, BPD. Christopher Butler, possession of listed chemicals, manufacture of meth, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, BPD. Christopher Butler, possession of listed chemicals, CCSO. Frederick McCormick, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, BPD.LIBERTY COUNTYFeb. 6 Shawn Goff, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Feb. 7 Vicki Bailey Capps, driving with license suspended or revoked, DUI refusal, LCSO. Feb. 8 Crystal Landrum, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Ronnie Taylor, VOSP, CCSO. Feb. 9 Tina Marie Andrews, holding for Gulf County, LCSO. Travis Allen, VOP (warrant), holding for Franklin County (warrant), LCSO. Travis Johnson, VOSP, out of county warrant, LCSO. Feb. 10 Gary Wayne Miley, grand theft, trespass on property (times 2), LCSO. S H ERIFFS LOGBlountstown Police Dept.Feb. 6 through Feb. 12, 2012 Citations issued: Accidents...............01 .................15 Special details Business alarms.....00 Residential alarms..........02 Complaints Jennifer Shuler, Esq.Attorney at Law Business Real Property Divorce WillsBy Appointment (850) 866-3680or contact me at jenniferwshuler@yahoo.comCALL ME FOR A FREE LIVING WILL Liberty Post & BARN POLE Inc.We've got the fence posts to meet your needs.Dempsey Barron Rd. Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N)PHONE 643-5995 ApalacheeT heRestaurant Start your day with a hot breakfast from ...A 39-year-old Blountstown man was arrested last week for sale of crack cocaine within driving with license suspended to make a drug purchase on from which the serial number the transaction, pulled up beside Lane around 5:46 Lane stepped out of the vehicle and handed the source Early Learning Coalition, and a church, Macedonia man has been charged with grand theft and two counts of trespassing after he was caught at the site where two air conditioning coils, valued arrested Friday afternoon when deputies learned that a white male had returned to the location, a fenced-in area at the air conditioning business Deputies searching the area found Miley laying Miley later admitted to the theft in a recorded material in a truck when his ride arrived and took it to He refused to identify the driver but a witness at the nearby apartments said Miley had visited her that An employee at the scrap yard told investigators he knew the brothers and both had been customers at the One arrested after items stolen from Hosford business sold as scrap metal Blountstown man arrested for selling crack near schoolGARY WAYNE MILEY JAMES TRAVIS LANE VICKI CAPPS Capps charged with DUI


FEBRUARY 15, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com Laban Bontrager, DMD DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD CHRISTIA CLINNEY JOSEPH MCDONALD Man charged with making meth and endangering childA tip sent members of the Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force to the home of Shane Coburn, 24, Friday after a suspect they spoke with while serving a search warrant earlier that night admitted bringing pseudoephedrine to him at the residence on NW 21st Street in Blountstown, according to a report from the Task Force members went to the Coburn home to conduct a knock and talk and noted the strong odor associated with the cooking They were met at the door by Coburn and his father, Robert Bobby Dean that methamphetamine was being manufactured on the The elder Coburn gave Task Force members permission to conduct a sweep of the home after they pointed out the strong odor could endanger a small child Components for a shake and bake meth lab were The items included a 20 ounce reaction vessel, a pill grinder, a plastic cup of pseudoephedrine, two plastic cups of ammonium nitrate residue, a mason containers of methamphetamine powder were found Shane Coburn then told Task Force members he wanted to speak with them and after hearing his Miranda rights, he said everything in the home told that they would be getting a warrant to allow them to search the home further, he then agreed to A relative was called to the scene to take the child Coburn was charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and cruelty to a child for having the youngster in the home while meth was being cooked, according to SHANE COBURN Four arrested when investigators Four people were arrested Friday after the Calhoun County Drug Task Force served a narcotic search warrant on a they found the ingredients to make methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and a loaded During the search, investigators found reaction vessels being used to make methamphetamine along with ingredients needed to cook the illegal drug including pseudoephedrine, muriatic acid and ammonium nitrate, according to a news release from the Arrested was: 27, of Greenwood, charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of listed chemicals, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and manufacture of 20, of Blountstown, charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals and possession of less than 20 grams 26, of Blountstown, charged with possession of less than 20 grams McCormick, 26, of Altha, charged with possession of less than 20 was found in a dresser drawer in loaded and had one round in the the gun had been stolen from is a suspect in several gun thefts a DNA sample was taken from Butler and the gun was swabbed sent to the FDLE Crime Lab for A second possession of listed chemicals charge was added against Butler and Clinney after Clinney admitted to Task Force members that Butler drove her to Wal-Mart in Marianna where she purchased a 20 count box of Shane Coburn, who was arrested McCormick and McDonald were each given a conditional release Task Force members making the the Calhoun County Sheriffs


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 15, 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! 5,299 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, Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Wednesday, February 15 Monday, February 20 Tuesday, February 21 Sunday, February 19 Saturday, February 18 Thursday February 16 Friday, February 17TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center noon, Senior Citizens Center 5 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 1:30 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown.TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 6 p.m., Altha Community CenterTODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol 11:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse7 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 7 p.m., Fire House 4 p.m., Calhoun Liberty Hospital Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday BIRTHDAY Aaron Carter BIRTHDAY Mary Sue Stephens BIRTHDAY Shelbie Anders Line up 9 a.m. Parade 10 a.m. Black Heritage Parade River Valley Marketplace8 a.m. in Blountstown next to Centennial Bank Liberty, Calhoun, and Gulf County implementedthe Florida Master Money with free one-on-one help with Mentors problems arise. Training Dates and locations are: the Blountstown Library. attention to the new speed limit when For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information follow for lots of fun. JAGS host dance Feb. 17 at Legion Hall in Blountstown training offered Colten Arnold tions. need-based awards at the Dothan Campus Deans Memorial Leadership rial Perpetual Memorial Scholarships are available this fall at Troy Universitys Dothan campusis required.Landmark Park is a 135-acre historical and Beeswax product workshop at Landmark Park change on section


FEBRUARY 15, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS NOTICEAs a courtesy to Property Owners in Liberty County, the Propto inform you that the Automatic Homestead Exemption and Greenbelt have DO NOT have before March 1, 2012 For Homestead Exemption on mobile homes: Applicants must own the mobile home and the land to which the mobile home is permanently attached.Attention: Senior Citizens 65 & Older NOT MUST before March 1, 2012 If you have any questions, or if you have a problem with transportation, please feel free to contact the Property Appraisers of1-4, 1-18, 2-15, 2-29 We're your one-stopTIRE SHOP! "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" CITY TIRE CO. BFGG O O D Y E A RDUNLOP Located in BristolLAND CLEARING -Call Eddie Nobles Eddie NoblesLAND CLEARING, EXCAVATION AND ROOT RAKING FOR:DOTHAN Landmark Park will offer visitors a glimpse into what rural life was like a century ago during the 29th annual Spring Farm Day on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The days activities will include demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and crafts like plowing with mules and horses, shearing sheep, blacksmithing, and more. Volunteers dressed in 1890s attire will invite visitors to the historic dwellings to observe the household pursuits of times past. They will quilt, sew by hand and with a treadle-powered sewing machine, cook on a wood stove and on the open hearth, wash clothes and make soap, demonstrate home crafts and games, and relate their own memories of farm life. Other activities include music, a quilt display and childrens activities. A crowd favorite will be the 26th annual Old-Time Fiddlers Convention. Contestants will compete in four age categories, and acoustical musicians can gather in the Fiddlers Corner for jam sessions during the day. Horse and Mule Plowing Contest will competition. Plowers will be judged in a variety of areas, including depth of furrow, straightness of furrow and cleanliness of sidewall. The parks Martin Drug Store and Shelley General Store will be open for business, providing visitors with treats from the operating soda fountain or old-fashioned items typical of a country store. Concessions will be available during the day. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and active military, $4 for children, and free for children ages 3 and under. Park members are admitted free. Landmark Park is a 135-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, AL. For more information, contact the park at (334) 794-3452. Chipola College Theatre production of Godspell startsMARIANNA Chipola College Theatre will present the hit musical Godspell, Feb. 29 through Mar. 4. Tickets go on sale Feb. 15 in the college business Jesus. The Tony-nominated show includes popular hits Day By Day, Learn Your Lessons Well and Turn Back, O Man. The timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world with the greatest story ever told. For ticket information, call 718-2220. The traditional Sacred Harp Sing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. Sacred Harp Singing (also called FaSoLa or shape note singing), dates back to colonial times and has been preserved in the rural south. The singing is not accompanied by harp or other instrument but is an old style of singing acappella from shape notes. It is a non-denominational community musical event that emphasizes participation. Admission is free. Attendees will be welcome to a to bring appropriate side dishes. Donations will be appreciated to addition, the Settlement will have the General Store open from 10 a.m.2 p.m. Central Time with tours available.The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a nonof rural life in the Florida Panhandle. For further information on the Settlement call (850) 674-2777, or e-mail info@ppmuseum.org.


Since the beginning of Time, religious man has gazed at the Heavens and wondered from whence he came. All the while, secular man has gazed at the Heavens and attempted to establish a factual understanding of how he came to be. Science and religion have never been good bedfellows. They are on the opposite ends of the reality spectrum. Science is based on factual information while religion is based on faith in the unknown. Neither religion nor science is going away. It would behoove us as a society to meld religious is an indicator of a successful merger of the known and unknown, it will never happen. Eons ago, man recognized that he lived in a changing world. The weather changed from hot to cold and back to hot. The moon, a giant light in the sky, appeared regularly in a reoccurring manner. The construction of Stonehenge in the United Kingdom in 3100 B.C. is an example of the effect of lunar activity on ancient man. As humans evolved and developed the means to study the Heavens, the belief was that the earth was the center of the universe. The sun revolved around the earth. The Church said so, but an Italian named Galileo challenged conventional thinking and put forth the premise that the earth revolved around the sun. Having this fellow Galileo challenging the belief that the earth wasnt the center of anything was too much for the Pope. In 1615 the Roman Inquisition reviewed Galileos work and concluded that Galileos asser tions could only be supported as a possibility, but not an established fact. Till this day, creationist still believe that evolution is not an establish fact. Galileo wasnt about to give up. Galileo later defended his views in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which appeared to attack Pope Urban VIII and thus alienated him and the Jesuits, who had both supported Galileo up until this point. He was tried by the Inquisition, found vehemently suspect of heresy, forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. Fast forward to 2012. With exceptions, most people believe in evolution. We know that our universe is much larger and more complex that the four seasons and different phases of the moon. The Pope, the Church and religious beliefs in general still continue to affect the national dialogue on evolution. The current dustup between the Obama administration and organized religion is a good example.President Obama had the audacity to believe that all Americans should have access to affordable healthcare. services to those that cant afford healthcare insurance cost money. In spite of claims of how wonderful our collective generosity is, a large segment of the American people arent willing to reach for their wallets and help out the poor. Its that have and have not thing. People, particu larly conservatives, believe this is America; anyone can make it if they try. Everyone should pull themselves up by those proverbial bootstraps and take care of them selves. That would be nice, but somehow, things just dont go right for some people. A good example of how fate can be cruel for some people was emphasized in my local paper in a piece about 420 local schoolchildren who are homeless. Womens healthcare is a political football. Republicans make every effort to tell a woman how to take care of her body. Ironically, its always old men in baggy pants most likely nursing an enlarged prostate that initiate legislation that affects womens healthcare. According to conservatives, the Obama adminis tration attacked religion in America when the Obama Care health plan required employers to provide contraceptive means to their employees. This was particu larly offensive to people of the Catholic faith. If one should have tuned into the Conservative Political Action Conference this past week and heard the political rhetoric, you would have thought that Obama was burning down churches. The irony is that 28 states already require employers, religious or not, to provide contraceptive means to their employees. About 98% of women practice contraception, otherwise women would be pregnant most of their lives. Science provides a means of preventing unwanted pregnancies, but religious beliefs beg to differ. Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 15, 2012 COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.Some election news. This weekend was the Maine caucuses. And heres the crazy part Adele actually won that, too. JIMMY F ALLONCongratulations to Paris Hilton. She was given a special humanitarian award at the Grammys for choosing not to release an album last year. JAY LENORick Santorum said women might not be suited for military action because their emotions arent suited for combat. Which can mean only one thing: Hes never seen an episode of The V iew. JIMMY F ALLONHave you noticed Romney doesnt even blow dry his hair anymore? He dries naturally from Rick Santorum breathing down his neck. JAY LENOThe Beach Boys reunited at the Grammys. Theyre headed out on tour for their 50th anni medication. CONAN OBRIENThe Grammy show lasted 3 1/2 hours. Before it was over, Kim Kardashian married half of the L.A. Clippers. JIMMY KIMMELThe 99 Cent Only Store is calling itself your V alentines Day headquarters. Guys, if thats your V alentines Day headquarters, you can also call the garage your new home. JAY LENORick Santorum said he was concerned about the Pentagons new policy allowing women closer to front-line combat, noting that men would have emotions seeing a woman in harms way, which I have to say is a compelling case against having men in the military. SETH MYERS, Saturday Night LiveIt was projected that Americans would spend over $13 billion this V alentines Day. And guys who forget V alentines Day will spend over $100 billion. CONAN OBRIEN of their month-old daughter. Hear that, Facebook JIMMY F ALLONAdele cleaned up at the Grammys. Poor V anil la Ice. They made him sweep up after the Grammys. JIMMY KIMMELCORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS Science and Religion will never be good bedfellows


FEBRUARY 15, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 BY NATIONALLY SYNDICATED COLUMNISTMARK SHIELDSWithout the courage and the constancy of Methodists and of Quakers, the struggle to abolish slavery in the United States would not have succeeded. Later, the heroes of the civil rights movement were people of faith -both clergy and laypersons -while the movements leaders, let us recall, were named the Rever end Martin Luther King, the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and the Reverend Andrew Young. In the front ranks of the politically unpopular antiwar movement could be found nuns, ministers, seminarians and rabbinical students. Religion has indeed provided added value to the national and local life of the United States. Which brings us, indirectly, to the current national crisis precipitated by the Obama administrations mandate requiring that all health plans provide, free of charge, contraceptives and sterilization, with only a narrow exception for those religious organizations that teach that sterilization and contraception are sinful. The exception is limited to religious organizations that employ exclusively or primarily members of their own faith, basically indoctrinate religious teachings and provide services primarily to members of their own faith. As a practicing, and mani festly imperfect, Catholic whose fury and outrage at the abuse of children by priests -and the subsequent coverups by bishops -remains white-hot today, I still know that the mission of the Christian is to be of service to the world, especially to those living in the shadows and on the outskirts of hope. The Obama administration rule decrees that to qualify for the religious exemption historically extended to any religious organization, the group must only be doing undeniably religious tasks within its own sectarian community. Missing completely is any consideration of the common good. What about the prior mandate to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to comfort the widow and the orphan? The administration rule has decided that these do not qualify as the religious mission of the church. Jesus Christ, who spent his public years curing, feeding and treating people way, way outside of his own religious community, would not qualify for an exception under Washingtons latest rule. Catholic Charities -with more than 81 percent of its workforce composed of volunteers -last year provided food, safe haven, understanding and counsel more than 10.5 million different times. As the late Archbishop of Washington James Hickey explained when it was pointed out by some of his major contributors that Washington, D.C.s catholic schools had an increasingly non-Catholic enrollment and much of the dioceses budget was going for social services to people who did not go to church: We dont do this because theyre Catholic. We do this because were Catholic. Please, Mr. President, do not tell your admirable and valuable fellow citizens they are not honoring their religious imperative. If churches do close their hearts and their doors to the poor and the lonely, who -in our era of relentless budget cuts and ever-smaller government -will offer a hand to the scared immigrant, to the left-out and the left-behind? I must have missed something, but, tell me, have you seen a lot of soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters being opened lately by Facebook or Goldman Sachs or General Electric? This debate is not about contraception. No, this debate is about conscience. It is about the meaning of religious liberty. President Obama has made a decision that is bad policy, bad precedent and bad politics. When he launched his long-shot White House bid have a closer friend or more important supporter than thenVirginia Governor and now U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine. There is not a more honorable man in public life. The White House, Kaine said last week, made a bad decision in not allowing a broad enough religious-employer exemption. For his own good and the good of the country, Barack Obama should heed Tim Kaine. Religion provides added value to U.S. COMMENTARY


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 15, 2012MARIANNAChipola Col lege will celebrate Homecoming 2012 from Feb. 15-25 with the Indians hosting Gulf Coast for the big Homecoming games on Saturday, Feb. 25. This years homecoming theme is Fear the Spear. Candidates for Mr. Chipola and Homecoming Queen will be introduced at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the cafeteria. Voting for candidates will take place on the Feb. 15-16. The top two freshmen vote winners (women and men) and the top three sophomores or upper classmen vote winners will be named to the Homecoming Court. The sophomore or upper classmen winners will be crowned Homecoming Queen and Mr. Chipola at the Homecoming game on Feb. 25. SGA will sponsor a Building Decoration Contest among the campus organizations to be judged at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21. Buildings must be decorated on Monday, Feb. 20. Campus groups should contact Nancy Johnson about the building their club would like to decorate. The Homecoming Talent show is Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10:05 a.m. in the Arts Center. The contest is open to any campus group or individual currently enrolled at Chipola. Cash prizes will be awarded to: Best Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd; Best Solo, Best Group and Best Band. Performances are limited to 4 minutes. Sign-up deadline is Feb. 20 in the SGA The Homecoming games between Chipola and Gulf Coast are set for Saturday, Feb. 25. The womens game tips off at 5:30 p.m. Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough and his wife, Priscilla, will host an Alumni Reception in the Hospitality Room beginning at 6:30 p.m. All alumni, college retirees and friends of the college are invited. Also on Saturday, Feb. 25, a life-size bronze statue of legendary Chipola basketball coach Mil ton H. Johnson will be unveiled during pre-game of the Chipola mens game. Friends and former players raised the funds for the bronze likeness of Coach Johnson that will be erected at the entrance to the gymnasium. The homecoming court will be presented during halftime of the mens game which begins at 7:30 p.m.Chipola College Homecoming 2012 begins Feb. 15 A life-size bronze statue of legendary Chipola basketball coach Milton H. Johnson will be unveiled during pre-game of the Chipola mens game Feb. 25.MARIANNAChipola College alumni Rebecca Boggs and John Baumer will perform a vocal concert of classical favorites at St. Lukes Episcopal Church on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. The concert is to help support their study abroad trip to Germany. Currently, Rebecca and John are near completion of the under graduate music degrees at Troy University. Although admission is free, any donations will be used to help offset the cost of the trip. Chipola Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts Dr. Daniel Powell says, The study abroad program will not only expose them to a culturally rich country, but also give them the opportunity to see where some of the greatest composers and musicians once lived and thrived. The two students were class he taught at Chipola. Dr. Powell, says, They will be among the many graduates that have represented our program with distinction and we are all very proud of them. Many Chipola alumni from the Southeast and as far away as New York recently returned to Chipola to participate in the Show Choir Jazzmatazz concerts. Chipolas strong art programs continue to unite alumni and represent the college beyond graduation, Powell said. Chipola alumni musicians to perform at St. Lukes Episcopal Church on Feb. 26 NEWS FROM THE PEWS Lake Mystic Baptist ChurchInvites you to watch CourageousIn our church sanctuarySunday, February 26at 5:45 p.m.Everyone Is Welcome! Admission Is FREE LMBC is located at 15292 NW County For more information Call 643-2351 REBECCA BOGGS AND JOHN BAUMER REVIVALCYPRESS COMMU NITY CHURCH Evangelist Wanda Osborne of Latter Glory Ministries will be in the guest speaker for revival Feb. 26-29 at the Cypress Community Church. The church is located at 2089 Church Street Marianna. The revival will begin at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26 and begin at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27-29. For more Informa tion, contact Paster Jerry Mears at 592-8738.ABE SPRINGS PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH Abe Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church will be in revival from Feb. 17-19. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Jason Steege from Dothan, AL. Friday and Saturday evening services will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday services will be at 9:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. We invite everyone to come and worship with us during these special services. The church is located at 12579 SW CR 275 in Blountstown. For more information, contact Pastor Michael Morris at (850) 7622292.YARD SALE & BASEBALL TOURNEYGODS WILL MINISTRY Gods Will ministry will be having The worlds largest yard sale on Saturday, March 3. We need 30 more families to make this possible. To reserve your spot there is a $10 fee. All money raised will go toward the chil dren of Liberty County. If you cannot make the yard sale, donations will be accepted. We will also host a mens baseball tournament at Veterans Memorial Park. Door prizes will be given all day and there is a drawing to be held. The winner will receive a Train rides will be avail able for the children. For more information on the yard sale or to make a donation, contact Ray Glisson at (850) 510-1372.SPECIAL CONCERTST LUKES EPISCOPAL CHURCH St. Lukes Episcopal Church presents the Fine Arts Series on Sunday, March 4 at 4 p.m. In concert will be the Emerald Coast Chorale conducted by Julia Kathryn House. A Meet the Artists reception will follow the concert. 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FEBRUARY 15, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 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 WhaleyCan I grow a mango tree indoors? -F. N., Warren, AR Yes, the seed of a mango can be nurtured into a slow-growing, leathery-leaved tree for your home. You can take the seed from the husk of the fruit. Scrape the fruit from the husk, then allow the seed to dry overnight. When dry, pry the husk open gently with a dull knife and remove the pit. Fill a small plastic bag with dampened peat moss or sphagnum. Put the pit into the bag and surround it completely with moss. Seal the bag. Check on it every day to make sure that the pit is not too dry or too moist. When the roots are 4 inches long, transplant to a pot that is at least 1 inch wider than the pit.What is oakum? I know that its used in caulking boats, but what is it made of? -W. P., Newport News, VA Oakum is hemp or jute that has been soaked in tar, creosote, or asphalt. to stuff into the joints or seams between planks on the hull of a wooden boat. The word comes from the Old English acumba for broken not been twisted or plied into rope, but instead has been combed straight and left relatively loose, more like wool batting. The loose texture allows the other gunk more readily and to mat into a tighterpacking wad in the seams or joints. Once the ship goes into the water and the seams begin to shrink and tighten, the oakum helps to form a watertight seal that keeps the hull wood treatment goes on the exterior of the boat after the caulking has been completed. In the launching of some of the old schooners and other big ships, Out, oakum! was one to start the process. The wooden ways on which the ship was built would have been well-greased in anticipation of sliding the boat into the water. Besides being used to caulk seams, oakum kept the ship itself from the greased ways until the desired moment of launch, at which time the cry, Out, oakum! would be heard and the material would be yanked away, the wooden supports along the boats sides knocked aside, and the launch begun-if luck was with the builder and owner!Is it true that penny-dreadfuls were originally sent as valentines? -G. S., Franklin, TN Absolutely! Call it the inevitable swing of the pendulum, maybe. In the early 1800s, valentines were extremely-some would say excessivelyfancy, full of lace and ribbons, or sometimes even made of expensive shells or silver. Lace was particularly popular because of the belief that the intricate weave of the lace would catch the hearts desire, much as a Native American dream-catcher might capture bad dreams and let the good ones go through to the sleeper. Roses or violets were frequently used to illustrate the valentines, because of their appropriate language and sentiment of love, and the poetry was formal and often sentimental. Then, after the mid1800s, valentines took a turn toward, well, rudeness, perhaps in the guise of humor, but often the sarcasm and meanness were thinly disguised. Sold for a penny apiece, these penny-dreadfuls (also called vinegar valentines) might poke fun at a person or simply car ry a collection of dreadful Times were a-changing, and perhaps the pennydreadfuls helped move Valentines Day out of the Victorian era and into something more modern. Nonetheless, they were pretty bad! FEB. 13, MONDAY -Conjunction of Neptune and the Moon. First U.S. quintuplets born, Watertown, Wisconsin, 1875. First Barbie dolls went on sale, 1959. FEB. 14, TUESDAY -St. Cyril. St. Methodius. Valentines Day. James photographed, 1849. Actress Allie Grant born, 1994. FEB. 15, WEDNESDAY -Moon replaced Union Jack, 1965. The resolved mind has no cares. nevolent and Protective Order of Elks founded, New York, 1868. Thirty-two degrees below zero Fahrenheit, Falls Village, Connecticut, 1943. the Moon. The National Congress of Mothers, later known as the PTA, founded, 1897. Chiricahua Apache leader Geronimo died, 1909. Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh Arizona, 1930. Actor John Travolta born, 1954. FEB. 19, SUNDAY -Quinquagesima. Conjunction of Neptune and the Sun. U.S. senator Carl Hayden honored for complet ing 50 years of Congressional service, 1962. 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The following 15 schools were awarded mini-grants to be used in their art, music, and theatre programs: Cas sandra Adams, Dayspring Christian Academy; Norma Bean, Cottondale Elementary School; Kathy Blalock, Bethlehem High; Richard Bouton, Graceville High; Rebecca Dilmore, Cottondale High; Janet Edewaard, Blountstown Middle School; Gayle Grissett, W.R. Tolar K-8 School; Stewart Hobbie, Blountstown Middle School; Heather Howell, Poplar Springs High; Karon Mattox, Poplar Springs High; Gyll Moore, Liberty County High; Roberta T. Newell, Graceville Elementary School; Gail Seabach, Vernon Elementary School; Vicki Steverson, Bonifay Elementary School; and Ricky Ward, Holmes County High. Dr. Daniel Powell, Executive Director of CRAA, says, This historic surge in applicants is a testament to how much this supplemental funding means to our community. As CRAA starts its annual Partners in the Arts fundraising campaign, I hope people will see the value of their donation bring our community. 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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 15, 2012 A group of ladies from the Liberty County Red Hat Society attended a Valentine Day luncheon Monday, Feb. 6 at the home of Anita Gouge. After the meal of fried rice with ham, green beans, rolls and assorted fruit salad and strawberry shortcake, gifts from secret pals were exchanged. Pictured sitting from left are Nettie Leigh Smith, Shirley Bateman, Ann Lathem, Elly Paulin and Gloria Keenan. Standing in back, Virginia William, Beth Eubanks, Betty Traylor and Anita Gouge. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOLiberty Red Hat Ladies enjoy a Valentines Day luncheon Pre-kindergarten to 12th grade Possible funding if you qualify and fundraisers offered CHEER GYMNASTI C SIN BLOUNTSTOWNHwy. 20 W (The old J&N Sports)Monday-Thursday 5-7 p.m. (CT)New Season Registration Saturday, February 25 Boys Gymnastics Day Camp and Cheer-Prep Campat (850) 272-3331 or (850) 593-5361 $25A thank you and our expressions of appreciation for what you do! Commander Linda Blair, Post 272, was elected commander in May 2011 after serving as Post debt free, the building has been cleaned, painted inside and patriotic exhibits displayed throughout of photos, The commander expresses appreciation to all those who assisted in revitalizing Commander, we salute you for making Post 272 one of Charles LeCroy Western Area CommanderCommander Linda Blair recognized for outstanding efforts at Legion Post 272 CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMATESMichael Corlett (850) 643-7062Come join CalCo Travel (Calhoun County Senior Citizens) on a Southern Caribbean Dream Cruise aboard Like a poem, she is a rhythmic blend of cutting edge technology, elegant surroundings, exciting entertain Onboard, youll enjoy our commitment to perfection which ensures that all cruise guests will experience the superior service levels and facilities that make MSC Fort-de-France, Martinique; Roseau, Dominica; PhilipsThe following rates include cruise, government taxes and fees, and motorcoach transportation to the pier (based passengers booking and depositing at least 120 days $100 per person due by March 1 in order to hold your Calhoun Senior Citizens plan Caribbean Cruise Ten young women were crowned in the held Saturday at Blountstown Middle School in Blountstown. The list of pageant winners include, shown from left on the front row: Tiny Miss Black History--Cyianna Smith, Miss Black History Grand Supreme Ambassador--Ajyaa Battle and Baby Miss Black History--Catris Engram. Shown, from left, on the second row: Young Miss Black History--Ausheanna Pennywell, Miss Black History--Monica Paige, Miss Black History Lifetime Queen--Azaleah Johnson, Little Miss Black History--Destiny Thompkins, Miss Black History Lifetime Ambasssador-Melissa Wilson, Ms. Black History-Ashley White and Teen Miss Black History--AQeyla Grant.


AnniversariesPlease join in celebrat ing the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Chris and Fern Nissley on Saturday, Feb. 18. A calling reception will be hosted by their children from 3-6 p.m. CT at River town Community Church. The church is located at 19359 State Road 71 North in Blountstown. Your presence is present enough; no gifts, please. No local invitations are being sent, however, all friends and relatives are invited to attend.Nissleys will mark Golden Anniversary with receptionArthur and Rhonda Bailey celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 14 with a vow renewal ceremony and reception in Panama City. They have two children, Heather and Shane Bailey. They also have two grandchildren, Morgan and Chase. They would like to thank the friends and family who shared their special day with them. The Baileys extend a special thank you to Matt and Kim Stone and Lynn Welch.Arthur and Rhonda Bailey renew wedding vows after 25 years FEBRUARY 15, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 Call Beth Eubanksyour full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 or email at bethseubanks41@aol.com.The stack pack. Stack up big savings on these quick and easy microwave meal solutions. T upperwareNew & Improved LAURA DAVISCONTINUED FROM THE FRONT P AGEDavis, 28, is a devout Baptist who was never on a fast-track to a career as a doctor. She admits she didnt know if she had the right stuff when she graduDavis worked as a substitute teacher in Calhoun County Schools, where clinic in Gulf Breeze, which inspired her to try medical school. I realized I wanted to be on the other side of the desk. It was good for that medicine was what I wanted to do. which was just reaching full capacity after opening in 2000. She was admit ted into the schools Bridge Program in 2008, a year-long path designed to ease the transition into the rigors of the four-year medical school track. She also picked up a couple of scholarships to make paying for medical school less of a burden. I had to learn how to study all over again, she said. Studying for medi cal school is much different than studying for undergraduate. Most of the people who are in medical school are in the top of that Bell McLeod, the dean of her regional campus, believes Davis is a model student. Dont let her fool you. She has plenty of talent. She has mastered the the type of student we are looking for who may return to an under-served have completed family practice residencies are in Bonifay, Crestview and Marianna, for example. The Council on Graduate Medical Education reports that fewer than 20 gynecology when it reports primary-care numbers, arguing that the battle to improve infant mortality in North Florida falls under primary care. Dr. Jerry Skipper, a family physician who now works in the emergency room at the hospital in Blountstown, is among those hoping Davis will return to her hometown. Skipper, 42, knows the Davis family through First Baptist We need some younger ones coming on. The fact that shes from here is a huge plus. She knows the people and the limitations of our area, Skipper said. You have no back-up here. Were an hour from anybody. I dont want her to feel pressure. I dont want her to come back because she thinks we expect it. Wherever she goes, she will be an asset to the folks in that community. Davis mother echoed that sentiment. Laura needs to make the decision for herself if she is going to come back or not, Vicki Davis said. I think she will, but its got to be her decision. Davis knows shes wanted and needed in Blountstown. Its a strong pull, she said. I can certainly see myself going home to practice medicine. NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC Why shop with us, we beat major city prices! Carrabelle, Florida Call us at (850) 697-4383


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 15, 2012The annual PTO BBQ is Saturday, March 3. Contact an elementary student for tickets. Plates are $6. On the menu is Boston Butt Pork, baked beans, potato salad, and bread. This is PTOs largest fund raiser of the year and all proceeds go to help support the students at Altha School. Plates will be available from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. at the lunchroom. The junior class will also be selling desserts and drinks for an additional charge. They are raising money for the upcoming Junior/Senior Prom. Althas Calendar of Events*Thursday, February 16 Varsity Baseball at East Gadsden 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Softball at Wewa 6 p.m.; Cats Cuisine *Friday, February 17 FCA Breakfast hosted by Page Pond Assembly of God at Altha First Baptist Church, 7 a.m.; Varsity Softball at Graceville 6 p.m.; Varsity Baseball vs. West Gadsden 6 p.m. *Monday, February 20 Varsity Baseball vs. East Gadsden 5:30 p.m. *Tuesday, February 21 MS Baseball at Tolar 3 p.m.; MS Softball at Tolar 3 p.m.; Varsity Softball at Rocky Bayou 3 p.m.; Kindergarten & Senior Cap & Gown Pictures *Wednesday, February 22 FFA Teacher Appreciation Cookout *Thursday, February 23 MS. Softball/Baseball vs. Hosford 3 p.m.; Varsity Baseball at FAMU 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Softball vs. Vernon 6 p.m. *Friday, February 24 FFA State Livestock Preliminar ies; Varsity Softball vs. Sneads 6 p.m.The Altha Senior FFA Horse team competed in the 2012 State Horse Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) Preliminary this weekend. The team placed 5th! Team members included Brooke Coleman, Morgan Lewis, Haley Payne and Vicki Tipton. Morgan Lewis was the 2nd High Individual in the whole contest, with over 275 students competing! The event was held Feb. 12 at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. Sixty-nine teams from throughout Florida gathered to compete for a chance to take part in the State Finals Event in April. The top 15 teams will advance The purpose of the Horse Evaluation CDE is to stimulate the study of, and interest in, equine science selection. FROM LEFT: Brooke Coleman, Morgan Lewis, Haley Payne and Vicki Tipton. Mrs. Betts, BHS English teacher, is shown assisting students with research for Science Projects. FROM LEFT : Kelly Ruiz, Mrs. Betts and Caleb Mills. Altha FFA Horse team places 5th in competition SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Feb 15-21, 2012 LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFAST: Scrambled Eggs. LUNCH: Baked spaghetti or chicken ranchero wrap or ham and cheese sandwich with green beans, tossed side salad with dressing and petite banana. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: Cinnamon Roll and sausage patty. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets or open faced pepperoni sandwich or chicken caesar salad with croutons with whole kernel corn, celery sticks with dip, cornbread and chilled pears. FridayBREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes and sausage patty. LUNCH: Spuds Bar baked with breadstick or BBQ chicken on bun or chili and cheddar cheese with steamed broccoli, tossed salad with dressing and fresh apple. (4th grade pizza)MondayBREAKFAST: Breakfast pizza. LUNCH: Chicken quesadilla or hot dog on bun with chili or chicken salad plate with crackers with glazed carrots, pinto beans, cucumbers with dip and fruited gelatin. (Kg & 1st grade pizza)TuesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit. LUNCH: Country style steak or toasted ham and cheese on autumn grain or chicken caesar wrap with seasoned turnip greens, mashed potatoes, cornbread and chilled peaches. *Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. CA L HOUN Wednesday BREAKFAST: French toast sticks with syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: BBQ chicken sandwich with baked potato wedges, mixed fruit and brownie.Thursday BREAKFAST: Egg and cheese wrap with potato tots.LUNCH: Chicken parmesan with pasta with season green beans, bread stick and tropical fruit.Friday BREAKFAST: Sausage gravy and biscuit.LUNCH: Stuffed crust pizza with garden salad and fresh fruit.Monday BREAKFAST: Pancakes with syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: Fish nuggets with baked beans, cole slaw and corn bread.Tuesday BREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs with cheese grits. LUNCH: Salisbury steak and gravy with buttered rice, turnip greens, corn bread and tropical fruit.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417 MENUS SPONSORED Bristol Dental Clinic altha wildcatsAltha PTO Barbecue fundraiser planned for Saturday, March 3Science Fair returns to BHSBlountstown High School is excited to bring science fair projects back to the curriculum. These projects will allow students to while developing and performing a handson experiment based on their interests and their course of study (Earth/Space Science, Biology, and Ag Biotechnology). English teachers and science teachers at BHS have teamed up to support and chal lenge our students to propose a problem, develop a hypothesis, test their hypothesis, draw conclusions, and write about their a formal written paper. The experiments should be completed within the next 3-4 weeks, and the written report is due on March 8. Displays need to be completed and ready for display on March 15. Guidelines, rubrics and helpful tips and hints can be found on Mrs. McGhees website at www.mcghees.weebly.com/ earthspace-science-honors-1st-pd.html. quirements are only for Mrs. McGhees classes. Mrs. Everett and Mr. Nichols have logbooks for their classes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Everett, Mrs. McGhee, or Mr. Nichols. blountstown high school blountstown elementary schoolStudents revving up for FCAT writing testThe B.E.S. 4th grade students are revving up for the 2012 FCAT Writing Test. They have been very busy writing narrative and expository papers. On Monday, Feb. 13, they wrote letters to a special someone using candy valentine hearts with sweet words. BES hosts family night On Monday, February 13, B.E.S. hosted a Family Night. Students and parents were able to come and participate in hands-on activities in math, reading and science. Yearbooks on sale at BESBlountstown Elementary School Yearbooks for the 2011-2012 school year are on sale now! The yearbooks cost $22 dollars each. The deadline to buy is March 30, so purchase your yearbooks now!


FEBRUARY 15, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 Safety Team (CTST) are shown above during last weeks walk in front of the Calhoun County Library. The North Pear Street sidewalk is just over a mile long took about two months. Calhoun Countys CTST is working hard for the on are: Lambert Avenue. Street) FROM LEFT: Dowling Parrish, Danny Ryals, Glenn Kimbrel, Barbara Lee of the Dept. of Transportation, Clifford Newsome, Vicki Davis, Donald Stanley, Sandra Kelly and Kim Tanner.Ribbon cutting held for new North Pear Street sidewalk A part of the Hopkins family for 4 years, CHAD CAPPSInvites all his friends from Calhoun and Liberty County for your next vehicle and 100% Credit Approval. AC Delco Service Center Rates as low as 2.85% (w.a.c) OWNERPhone (813) 253-3258 Owner Financing No Qualifying ADOPT A PET...from the Journal T CLJNEWS.COMRead the Calhoun-Liberty JOURNAL online anytime at . Emergency workers responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash Feb. 8 in Blountstown at Central Avenue West in front of Badcock. According to the report from the Blountstown Police Department, Naney Ruth Arrant was traveling west on Central Ave when she pulled into the turn lane and crossed into the eastbound lane, driving into the path of Leolar P. McCray Love of Bristol. The left front side of Arrants 2000 Dodge Caravan struck McCrays eastbound 1985 Toyota. Both vehicles had approximately $5,000 in estimated damages. Arrant was charged with failure to drive in a single lane. Love was cited for a safety belt violation. The crash happened around 6 p.m. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTO COLLISION ON CENTRAL A VE.


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 15, 2012 GARDENINGJust look around and you will probably notice a lot of green lawns. But, its early February, shouldnt the lawns be brown? Winter weeds are creating lawns. Vetch, chickweed, annual bluegrass, henbit weeds. Grow a Healthy Lawn a dense, thriving turf. Healthy turf shades the soil so sunlight cant reach weed seeds that are ready to Control Existing Weeds Control existing winter weeds by either handBe sure to choose herbicides that will control the weeds you have and will be safe to use on the type of lawn grass you grow. Its best to spot treat the weeds, if possible. Since absorb the herbicide for effective control. For help choosing the right product, contact your Prevent Future Weeds be between February 15 and March 5 or when day consecutive days. This generally coincides with and dogwoods. in weeds popping up. following application. Most will begin to degrade obtain season-long control, an additional application should follow six to nine weeks after the initial one. include dithiopyr (Sta-Green Crabgrass Preventer or Vigoro Crabgrass & Weed Preventer) or pendiing. The herbicide label will provide a list of where it can safely be applied and the weed species the active ingredient will control and at what rate. What about Fertilizer? It is still too early to apply a nitrogen-containing get our next cold snap. In general, its best to apply For additional information about all of the county extension services and other articles of interest go Tackle existing weeds now & build a defense against future weeds by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa County The event will be located at the Jackson County Marianna. This year, rental space is available to vendors of crafts. tion and to reserve your space. Annual garden fair & plant sale March 17urday, Feb. 18, LandHosted by the Wiregrass Master Gardeners, this event will provide an opportunity for new and seasoned gar deners to swap to a potluck dinner, gar deners are encouraged to of their favor to exchange and share with others. The park is especially interested that have been passed down for generations. The fun gets underway at special presentation will be given on seed saving. The seed swap is free The purpose of the Seed Swap is to swap preserve heritage (nonhybrid) seeds. Participants should bring seeds cleaned, packaged and labeled with registration for each package can be included. Visitors without seeds to swap can still attend. Seed will be available to get started. Suggested is required. Seed Swap set this Saturday in Dothan Landmark ParkThe park is especially interested in obtaining heirloom seed from area families that have been passed down for generations. 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 airs 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


FEBRUARY 15, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 P A TRICIA S. (P A TTI) TAYLOR TALLAHASSEE Patricia S. (Patti) Taylor, 58, of Tallahassee, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at her mothers home in Clarksville. She was born on Sept. 21, 1953 in Ft. Walton Beach and lived in Tallahassee for the past several years. She was a retired registered nurse, working with Tallahassee Memorial Home Healthcare. She was a 1971 graduate of Blountstown High School and received her BA degree in nursing from Tallahassee Community College. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Tallahassee. Survivors include her mother, Sarah Bea Ross of Clarksville; her father, Jerry Taylor of Tallahasee; one son, Ross Taylor of Tallahassee; three sisters, Deborah Taylor and Donna Taylor, both of Tallahassee and Ginger Hyland of Ft. Walton Beach. There will be a memorial service Saturday, Feb.18 at 3 p.m. It will be outdoors at her mother, Sarah B. Ross home, NE Phillips Road in Clarksville. Both family and friends are invited to share their memories. A covered dish dinner will follow at 4 p.m. Afterward, all who wish to remain and raise a toast in her honor are welcome. Memorialization will be by cremation. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff.All operations of the funeral process will be handled on location at 12008 NW State Road 20.CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome Bof Bristol of Bristol Two locations to serve youBlountstown and Bristol Adams Funeral Home674-5449 or 643-5410Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com OBITUARIES T elephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On!Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon PeavyPeavy Funeral Home& Crematory MARIANNA Covenant Hospice is seeking individuals and groups to join its awardwinning volunteer team. A training workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Covenant located at 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E. The workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Covenant Hospice Volunteer Training will present an overview of hospice care and volunteer choices. Individuals and groups are needed to provide support for Covenant programs including office work, community outreach, and fundraising. Patient and family support volunteers are needed to provide friendly visits, companionship, breaks for caregivers, light housekeeping, transportation, assistance with yard work or home repair, and more. Active duty military and veteran volunteers are needed to support Covenants We Honor Veter ans Program. Working and retired profession als are also needed to share their expertise. Covenant provides a flexible volunteer schedule with opportunities for one time, periodic or weekly volunteer assignments. Volunteers receive ongoing educa tional opportunities and are honored annually for their contributions. To register or to learn more, call Donna Meldon at (850) 482-8520. Nearly 2,500 volunteers support 13 branch locations throughout Florida and Alabama. Covenants volunteer program received three Awards of Excellence from Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Annual surveys indicate 98% of Covenants volunteers their volunteer experi ences. Covenant Hosorganization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses.Covenant Hospice hosts training workshop Thurs.OSCAR C. HAMMOND, SR.WEWAHITCHKA Oscar C. Hammond Sr., 89, of Wewahitchka passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, with his family by his side. He lost a short battle with cancer. He was born March 3, 1922 in Stockton, AL to the late Ralph and Kate Hammond. He served in the United II. He was employed by St. Joe Paper Company for 33 years as a shift engineer and retired in 1983. He was an oyster bar, and spending time with his family. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church and was a VFW lifetime member. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Kate Hammond; brother, Raymond Hammond and two sisters, Gertrude Holsenback and Myra Knowles; and his son, Eric Hammond. Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth; his two children, O.C. Hammond and Betty Rich and her husband David; a daughter-in-law, Elwanda Hammond; ten grandchildren, Chris Herring, Kelley, Batten, Natalie Franks, Michael Hammond, Eric Pitts, Pam Nunnery, David C. Rich, Amy, Kirkus, Kim Rich, and Mitch Rich; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services were held Feb. 11 at the First United Methodist Church in Wewahitchka with Reverend Joey Smith Contributions can be made in memory of O.C. Hammond to Emerald Coast Hospice, 2925 Martin Luther King Blvd, Panama City, FL 32405. Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe was in charge of the arrangements.RIT A GRIFFIN Altha, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 in Panama City. She was born Oct. 19, 1946 in LaPorte, IN. She and Olan were married on May 26, 1973 in LaPorte, IN and moved to Altha in 1977. She was a homemaker. As a child, she was baptized at LaPorte Missionary Baptist Church in LaPorte. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lenora Evans and a sister, Gloria Evans. her father, Rollie Evans of LaPorte, IN; a stepson, Todd Karen of Michigan City, IN; a sister, Geri Marganti of nieces and nephews. God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you, and whispered Come to Me. With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beat ing, hardworking hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Services will be held Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 11 from 5-7 p.m. (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home. A memorial service will be announced at a later date in LaPorte, IN. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of arrangements. FRANCES ELAINE (PENDARVIS) FINLAYBLOUNTSTOWN Frances Elaine (Pendarvis) Finlay, 90, of Blountstown passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 in Tallahassee. She was born on Sept. 3, 1921 in Washington, DC to George Richard and Elizabeth Lydia Pendarvis. Due to her fathers career in the United States Navy, the family lived in several locations includ ing Honolulu, Hawaii and San Diego, CA. The family moved to Blountstown in 1931. She graduated from Florida State University and worked for the Department of Children and Families until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Burns Finlay; her parents, George Richard and Elizabeth Lydia Pendarvis; a brother, Richard (Dick) Pendarvis; a sister, Kathryn (Kathy) Clements Pendarvis Allen; a son David Hume (Dave) Finlay; and a grandson, W. Lyle Hubbard. Survivors include two sons, William W. (Bill) Finlay and George Clement Finlay; a daughter, Frances Elizabeth (Beth) Finlay; a granddaughter, Shari Elaine Hubbard; and a great-grandson, Lyle Hakes Reeves. Services were held Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at the Blountstown First United Methodist Church with RevMemorial Cemetery in Blountstown. made to the Blountstown First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 299, Blountstown, FL 32424 or any organiza tion of your choice. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society.WHAT BETTER TRIBUTE CAN THERE BE?EAST GADSDEN UNIT P.O. Box 563, Quincy 32353


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 15, 2012 AUTO ACCESSORIESParts for a Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique, 95-97, 4 cyl automatic. Brand new starter, new EGR valves, two new tires, Prime Wheel PS850 185/70R14, balanced and on rims. Also have a temporary spare. Make offer. Call 762-4448. 2-15, 2-22Electronics for a 2.5 liter 260 or 300 hp motor, $450. Call 4470085. 2-8, 2-15 PETS/SUPPLIESLab dog free to a good home only. Call 447-3275. 2-15, 2-22Chihuahua puppies, 3 males, 9 weeks old, black with white trim, $50 each. Call 674-1012. 2-15, 2-22Rat Terrier/Jack Russell mix, male puppy, 7 weeks old, $50. Call 674-3033 or 272-8677. 2-15, 2-22Australian boxer puppies 2 females and 2 males, $40 each. Call day time 762-8333, night time 762-3998 before 8 p.m. 2-15, 2-22Three goats. Call 643-9214 or 447-1349. 2-15, 2-22Horse trailer, holds two horses, 2-8, 2-15 LOST & FOUNDLOST: Beagle, black, white and brown small built dog. Had no collar, lost around Friday, Feb. 10 around Buddy Johnson Road, W. of Oglesbys in Altha. Reward offered for return. Call 762-8184 or 447-4630. 2-15, 2-22FOUND: Small Dachshund, young dog, found on Hwy. 12 S near Lake Mystic Baptist Church. Call 643-6646. 2-15, 2-22FOUND: Hand held blower in Bristol area. Call to identify 6438232. 2-15, 2-22FOUND: White Shih Tzu, male, found in White Pond area near Sheltons store. No collar. Call 762-3966. 2-15, 2-22FOUND: Blue Healer/Australian Shepherd mix, female, in Bristol on Feb. 10. Call 544-9874 to identify. 2-15, 2-22LOST: Black Lab, female, last seen Jan. 25 around SR 20 and Freeman Road in Bristol. Call 643-2323. 2-8, 2-15 WANTEDPlastic coca-cola drink bottles, 16 or 8 oz. Must be clean, in good condition and have cap. Will pay $10 for 100 bottles with caps. Coke product plastic bottles only. Call 674-2777. 2-15, 2-22with mattresses in good condition, $150 for both beds. Call Jacqueline at 674-3194. 2-15, 2-22Matching couch, chair and loveseat, $175 for set. Call 447-4502.2-15, 2-22Sofa, blue and white plaid, reclines at both ends. In good condition, $150. Call 575-1234. 2-8, 2-15New queen size mattress and 2-8, 2-15 Living room suit, couch and spring sets. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN TRUCKS2001 Dodge 2500 V10 engine, automatic, towing package, 98,000 miles, almost new tires, $6,900. Call 447-1022. 2-15, 2-221994 Ford 150, rebuilt 302, 8 cyl., 2WD, will run but needs some work, $1,200 OBO. Call Logan at 643-7873. 2-8, 2-151995 Dodge Ram 1500 single cab, 5-speed, 3 inch body sion and front end parts, $3,000 UTV. Call 447-0085. 2-8, 2-152002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport, $1,500 OBO. Call 3723599 or 372-3697. 2-8, 2-151997 Explorer, has been wrecked, only 51,000 miles, $1,000. Located in Bristol. Call (772) 6460790. 2-8, 2-15 CARS1991 VW Jetta diesel, 47 MPG, 447-3275 in Hosford. 2-15, 2-221997 Mercury station wagon, make offer. Call 674-3264. 2-8, 2-15 MOTORCYCLES & ATVS2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250R, or truck. Call 557-6367. 2-15, 2-222005 Y amaha Rapture, 4 wheelset of tires and rims, $2,500. 2003 Honda CR125, comes with helmet and riding boots (size 10), $2,000. Call 372-3500. 2-8, 2-15 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 SALEMagnetic sign. Paid $3,000, asking $1,500. Call 674-3264. 2-15, 2-22Three station exercise machine, $200. Baby stroller with car seat base, $50. Call 762-2146, leave message. 2-8, 2-15Porcelain dolls 26, in good condition. Call 643-5011. If no answer leave message with phone number. 2-8, 2-15Record player, 33 1/3 or 45, reasonably priced. Call 674-3264.2-8, 2-15Baby bouncer, like new, $30, baby swing, like new, $60, diaper pail, $5, Bumbo, $10, playpen, $30, childs ride on toy, $15, Baby $25. Size 11 jeans, like new, $10 pair. Call 643-2859. 2-8, 2-15Adult and kids clothes, reasonably priced. Call 674-3264. 2-8, 2-15Good 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 color t.v. in good condition, $15. Call (850) 661-0513. 2-15, 2-22 APPLIANCESGas stove, brand new, never used, $550. Call 674-3264. 2-15, 2-22Microwave, under cabinet, like new, $150. Call 643-2859. 2-8, 2-15Gas 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 FURNITURESofa table, $30. Call (850) 6610513. 2-15, 2-22Hospital bed, electric fully-adjustable, twin size, $75 OBO. Call (850) 814-1941. 2-15, 2-22Three metal cabinets for all. Jewelry chest, measures 8 ft. long, paid $3,000 asking $1,500. Two night stands, $15 for both. Double bed with mattress two chairs, $60. Table for lamp, $8. Large lamp, $20. Call 6743264. 2-15, 2-22Bunk beds, solid wood with bookcase headboard, some scratches but in good condition. Comes For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers.With lawn service $27 $43 $70 $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 EstateBY OWNERCall (850) 447-2372 UFN FOR SALE*2 A Hunters Delight Campers, $600 $1,200 *2 RVs, $1,400 $1,800 Call 674-76162-1, 2-15 OWNERPhone (813) 253-325810 Acres -Pasture Land $600 Down $389 per mo 10 Acres -Wooded Land $600 Down $429 per mo Owner Financing No Qualifying $40,000Call 447-3504HOME FOR SALE IN BLOUNTSTOWNOld small 2B, 1 BA two story block home, rail fence yard with circle drive. Furnished. Cash Sale.CATCH UP ONLINE AT CLJNEWS.C OM.Miss a recent news story? 1 & 2 bedroom mobile homes in Blountstown and Bristol. $105 to $155 weekly. Deposit required. All utilities included. NO PETS. Singles or Couples preferred. Call 674-7616FOR RENT BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL Phone 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN $32,000Call Betty at 413-7730 For Rent IN BRI S TOLDouble-wide Mobile Home$575Call 643-8237 or 643-1879 REAL EST A TEWANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222


FEBRUARY 15, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, expect others to gravitate toward you this week. Your decisions will carry extra weight and others will look to you for guidance and support. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, youre thinking of cre ative ways to pass some time, but relaxation might be the best solution. Use the down time to recharge your batteries. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, hold your tongue to avoid stepping on other peoples toes this week. Reserve your comments for when people ask for them, and youll be happy you did so. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, mixing business with pleasure could prove disastrous. Better think again before you take this route in the next few days. Romantic ties may break if you let them. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, it may be time for a complete makeover. Youve earned the right to some indul gence, so treat yourself to a minivacation and some pampering. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, youre very good at marching to the beat of a different drummer. But sometimes it can be to your advantage to fall in line with the pack if it serves your best interest. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Not every day can be an exciting day, Libra. If you make the most of what youre working with, you can make boring moments a little more enjoyable, especially with friends. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, expect to tackle work projects with renewed vigor this week. That extra hop in your step will enable you to get everything done without breaking a sweat. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, speak your mind when others ask your advice. Dont be afraid to share your opinions, even if those opinions are bound to CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, this week provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends. Use some unfore seen downtime to do just that and enjoy the much-needed respite. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, others prove especially grateful of your efforts this week. Be gracious when accepting praise and spread some of your own as well. Wednesday proves to be fun. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you have a lot of supporters who want to help you with whatever they can. Make the most of this generosity.Week of Feb. 19 ~ Feb. 25FEBRUARY 19 Victoria Justice, Actress (19) FEBRUARY 20 French Stewart, Comic Actor (48) FEBRUARY 21 Charlotte Church, Singer (26) FEBRUARY 22 Lea Salonga, Actress (41) FEBRUARY 23 Aziz Ansari, Actor (29) FEBRUARY 24 Billy Zane, Actor (46) FEBRUARY 25 Sean Astin, Actor (41)Plywood in good condition refrigerator, shower stall and gas furnace. All reasonably priced. Call 674-3264. 2-15, 2-22Calhoun Co. Senior Citizens Association is accepting yard sale items for a future fundraiser. Call 674-4163. 2-8, 2-15Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on SR 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN EQUIPMENT & TOOLSKubota Riding lawn mower, 48 cut, hydro stat 17 hp motor, excellent condition, $500. Call 4473275 in Hosford. 2-15, 2-22 CAMPERS32 ft. travel trailer in excellent condition, $4,000. Call 372-2146 or 372-2176. 2-15, 2-22 HUNTING & FISHINGKnight in-line muzzle loader, 50 caliber with scope, in good condition, $350. Call 643-8699. 2-15, 2-221996 Lake Sport AL Bass boat, 60 hp Mercury motor with tilt and trim, 78 lb. thrust trolling motor, condition, $2,300. Call 447-3275 in Hosford. 2-15, 2-22Remington 30.06, model 7400, semi automatic with scope, $400 OBO. Call 643-2226. 2-8, 2-15Performance propeller, 28 pitch for a race boat, $250. Call 4470085. 2-8, 2-15 HOME & LAND2000 Fleetwood doublewide mobile home, 4BD, 2 BA in Bristol. Must be moved, $8,000 OBO. Call 516-6474 or 447-1651 or (912) 424-4819. 2-15, 2-22BD, 2 BA, partially furnished, remodeled, high end kitchen with appliances, must be moved, serious inquires only. Call 762-2020. 2-8, 2-15 YARD SALEALTHA Friday & Saturday, Feb. 17 & 18, beginning at 7:30 a.m., located at corner of J Peacock Road and Hwy. 71. Call 762-8127. from the Florida Department of Environmental ProtectionFebruary is Florida Hiking Trails Month. If you have ever hiked, biked, skated or ridden a horse on any of the 1,625 miles of trails in Floridas state parks and greenways, then youve already they offer. However, another aspect of Floridas trails that is sometimes overlooked is the ecocommunity. The communities that surround our state parks, who love to spend time outdoors. Food, equipment, gas, tourism and hospitality revenue for local economies from non-local visitors, combined with park operations averages more than $6 million per park (June 30, 2011, Florida State Parks). A number of these parks and trails are located in small, rural communities that depend sustain their community. State parks also provide jobs statewide for more than 19,000 Floridians and revenue generated in the local community supports thousands more. would not be possible without the many volunteers and donations. Park revenue can be as little as two percent of the local revenues brought in by park visitors. So volunteers and community support organizations help to provide essential manpower as well as the funding that keeps Floridas parks and trails not only beautiful, but also affordable. An annual state park pass, which is good for unlimited visits to most state parks in Florida for a year, still costs only $60 for an not easily matched by other outdoor recreational venues. And as for the state managed greenways and trails, there is no charge so you can to hike to your hearts content. Join your neighbors in celebrating Florida Hiking Trails Month with a visit to a nearby state park or trail. Youll probably be hooked for the state parks are open 365 days a year, from sunup to sundown. UPCOMING FEBRUAR Y EVENTS INCLUDE: tural State Park; Coffee with the Birds at Silver at Oscar Scherer State Park; and Healthy Choice 5K at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Hugh Taylor Birch State Park State Park Up? at Gold Head Branch State Park; Sea Bean Beach Hike at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreational Area at Flagler Beach; 25th Annual Real Florida 5K and 10K Cross Country Run and Gardens State Park Key State Park Its Florida Hiking Trails Month


Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 15, 2012 THE JOB MARKET 115 positions Temporary/seasonal work, planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock in wholesale nursery, from 2/20/2012 to 11/28/2012 at Willoway Nurseries, Inc., Avon, wholesale nursery experience required. SaturEnglish and write reports. $11.10/hr or current of work hours of total period. Work tools, supcharge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers day to their place of residence at time of reworkers not later than upon completion of 50% in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy 25 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock in wholesale nursery, from 2/20/2012 to 11/28/2012 at Willoway Nurseries, Inc., Avon, nursery experience required. Saturday worked Employer-paid post-hire drug testing required. to read work orders and manuals in English and write reports. $11.34/hr or current appli work hours of total period. Work tools, supcharge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers day to their place of residence at time of reworkers not later than upon completion of 50% in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy 130 positions Temporary/seasonal work, planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock in wholesale nursery, from 2/27/2012 to 7/1/2012 at Willoway Nurseries, Inc., Avon, wholesale nursery experience required. SaturEnglish and write reports. $11.10/hr or current of work hours of total period. Work tools, supcharge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers day to their place of residence at time of reworkers not later than upon completion of 50% in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy PUBLIC AND LEG AL N OTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 39-2011-CA-000149 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JEANETTE L. WARD, ET AL. Defendants _______________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELLast known address: 21398 NE CHESTER STREET, HOSFORD, FL 32334 RENT RESIDENCE UNLast known address: 21389 NE CHESTER STREET, HOSFORD, FL 32334 Additional address: 2803 BEN STOUTAMIRE RD, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32310 Additional address: 1665 PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD, STE 550, WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401 Additional address: 4294 3rd AVE, MARIANNA, FL 32446 Additional address: 2584 BEN STOUTAMIRE RD, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32310 Additional address: 6538 FORT RD, GREENWOOD, FL 32443 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEALast known address: 21398 NE CHESTER STREET, HOSFORD, FL 32334 Additional address: 2803 BEN STOUTAMIRE RD, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32310 Additional address: 1665 PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD, STE 550, WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33401 Additional address: 4294 3rd AVE, MARIANNA, FL 32446 Additional address: 2584 BEN STOUTAMIRE RD, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32310 Additional address: 6538 FORT RD, GREENWOOD, FL 32443 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following A P ARCEL OF LAND L YING IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 6 WEST LI BER T Y CO U NT Y F LO R ID A MORE P ARTICULARL Y DESC R I BE D BY M E T E S A ND B O U NDS A S F OLLOWS: COMMENCE A T A CONCRETE MONUMENT (4 INCH BY 4 INCH RLS1785) MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORN ER OF TH E SOU TH ON E HALF OF THE NORTH ONE HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST ON E Q UAR T ER O F TH E SO U THW E ST ON E Q UAR T ER OF SAID SECTION 14, AND RU N TH E NC E SO U TH 89 D E G REE S 55 MIN U T E S 47 S E CONDS EA ST 730.67 FEE T TO A CONCRET E MONUM E NT (4 INCH BY 4 INCH R LS1785 TOP BR OK E N) MARKING THE NORTHEAST CO R N ER O F L A NDS A S DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 41, P AGE 580, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY THENCE SOUTH (BEARING BAS E) 913.74 FEE T TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (4 INCH BY 4 INCH RLS1785) ON THE NORTHERL Y RIGHT O F W AY B O U ND ARY O F CHESTER STREET (70 FOOT R IGHT O F W AY ); TH E NC E NORTH 87 DEGREES 32 MINU T E S 47 S E CONDS W E ST ALONG SAID NORTHERL Y RIGHT OF W AY BOUNDARY A DIST ANCE OF 205.95 FEET TO A RE BAR (PSM#3031) FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FR OM S A ID POINT O F BE GINNING, TH E NC E NO R TH 03 D E G REE S 12 MIN U T E S 25 S E CONDS EA ST 276.53 FEET TO A RE-BAR (PSM3031); THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 01 S E CONDS W E ST 112.49 FEE T TO A RE BAR (PSM3031); THE NCE NO RTH 63 DE GREES 57 MINUTES 13 SECONDS W E ST 202.95 FEE T TO A RE BAR (PSM3031); THENCE SOUTH 62 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 53 SECONDS W E ST 342.48 FEE T TO A RE-BAR (PSM3031) ON TH E EA STER L Y R IGHT OF W AY B O U ND ARY O F S A ID CH E ST ER ST REE T, S A ID POINT L YING ON A CUR VE CONCA VE TO THE NORTHEAST, THE NCE SO UTHEA ST ER L Y A LONG S A ID EASTERL Y AND NORTHERL Y RIGHT OF W AY BOUNDARY O F CH E ST ER ST REE T A S FOLLOWS: THENCE ALONG S A ID C UR V E WITH A RA DI U S OF 540.56 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 62 D E G REE S 55 MIN U T E S 09 SECONDS FOR AN ARC DIST ANCE OF 593.61 FEET (THE CHORD OF SAID ARC BEING SO U TH 56 D E G REE S 05 MIN U T E S 16 S E CONDS EA ST 564.23 FEET) TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT (D.O.T) F O R TH E E ND O F S A ID CUR VE; THENCE SOUTH 87 D E G REE S 32 MIN U T E S 47 SECONDS EAST 24.72 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 21389 NE CHESTER STREET, HOSFORD, FL 32334 you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to C. Tyler Loucks, Esq. at VAN NESS LAW FIRM, P.A., Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 1239 E. NEWPORT DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442 of this Notice in the LIBERTY with the Clerk of this Court tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided to Administrative Order No. 2065. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court A dministration at (850) 577-4401, or at Leon County Courthouse, R oom 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 within 2 working days of receipt of a notice compelling you to appear at a court proceeding; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the 1, 2012 Clerk of Court Vanell Summer Deputy Clerk LIBERTY JOURNAL P.O. BOX 536 BRISTOL, FL 32321 2-8, 2-15 ______________________________________Invitation to Bid Commission County Road DeRoad Department yard. All Call 643-4040 or 566-9333 from 7-11 a.m. or 1-5:30 p.m. house, Hwy. 20, P. O. Box 399, Bristol, Florida 32321 aloud on March 8, 2012 at 6 County Courthouse. Please indicate on the enveand for what. The Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to 2-15, 2-22 ________NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COY DASHER the holder year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2006 Lot 5, Block C, Lowry Acres, an unrecorded plat, more parCommence at the NE Corner of the NW ~ of Section 6, Township 1 South, Range 5 West; thence run South 00 degrees 49 minutes East 620.00 feet, along the ~ Section line; thence South 89 degrees 26 minutes West 789.80 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run South 00 degrees 34 minutes East 325.75 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 26 minutes West 140.00 feet, along the North Right of Way Line of a graded street; thence run North 00 degrees 34 minutes West 325.75 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 26 minutes East 140.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.05 acres, more or less. Also: Lot 5 Block C, Lowry Acres, an unrecorded plat, more lows: Commence at the NE Corner of the NW ~ of Section 6, Township 1 South, Range 5 West; thence run South 00 degrees 49 minutes East 620 feet, along the ~ Section line; thence run South 89 degrees 26 minutes West 929.80 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run South 00 degrees 34 minutes East 325.75 feet; thence run South 89 degrees 26 minutes West 140.00 feet, along the North Right of Way Line of a graded street; thence run North 00 degrees 34 minutes West 325.75 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 26 minutes East 140.00 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.05 acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: G. EDW ARD SHEEHY AND ERNEST C. KING (Per O.R. Book 66, Page 445, Public Records of Liberty County, Florida.) Florida. house door on the 20th day of March 2012 at 11:00 A.M., E.S.T. Dated this 13th day of June 2012. ROBERT HILL Florida Kathleen E. 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Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Dick Stanley. Pledge of allegiance led by Commission er Davis Stoutamire. Motion to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting held Dec. 6 and Regular Meeting Dec. 8, 2011 was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to add Tim McCroskey to the agenda was made by Stoutamire, second ed by Johnson and carried. Debbie Belcher with Roumelis Planning and Development Services, Inc. recommended that the low bid for the Courthouse of $222,994 from Exterior Specialties, Inc. Motion to approve her recommendation was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to waive the building permit fee and the county to provide dumpsters if needed to Exterior Specialties was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. This can be used as in kind match on the grant. Betty Ellis talked about the road going to her house. The Board requested that the County Attorney do further research before they make any decisions. Motion to table was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Johnson voted no. Attorney Grover presented Ordinance #2012-01 updating wind speed zones. Motion to advertise was made by Johnson, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Attorney Grover also presented Ordinance #2012-02 concerning regulation of second hand dealers in precious metals and copper. Motion to advertise was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. Cayson Lathem gave an update on the transfer station. He will get more information for the board concerning this change. Dr. Celeste Philip with the Liberty Coun ty Health Department said that an ad for a County Health Department Director or Administrator has been posted on DOH website. Motion to give a letter of support to Subacco Prevention was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. Lisa Taylor with the Health Department presented a graph of clientele for the Health Department. cial position of the Health Department. Motion to have the County Attorney look over the FQHC document was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Rhonda Lewis with Emergency Manage ment presented a debris contract. Motion to approve contract with Grubbs Emergency Services for disaster recovery was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to approve the Home Land Security Grant was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. Jim Shuler talked about a service truck. Motion to purchase ambulance #29 from the Ambulance Service and convert it into a service truck for the Road Department was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Monica Welles with Liberty Transit presented Resolution #2012-01 concerning the 5310 Grant. Motion to approve was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to approve Resolution #2012-02 concerning the 5311 Grant was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to re-appoint Davis Stoutamire and alternate Albert Butcher to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council Transportation Disadvantage Board was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to re-appoint Davis Stoutamire to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to approve the Florida River Island Project extension until March 31, 2012 was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve the Medical Director Agreement with Dr. Carol Sutton for one year was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to pay the bills was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Operating Fund 4054 4233 Weatherization 4622 4633 Operating Fund 32649 32797 ________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, Chairman Jan. 16 special meeting of the Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dexter Barber. Present were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover and Clerk Robert Hill. The Prayer was given by Dr. Laban Bontrager. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Commissioner Stoutamire. Chairman Barber stated the purpose of tonights meeting was to consider Resolu tion 2012-03. Attorney Grover stated this Resolution was to show the Countys support of National Solar Power Partners, LLC in Liberty County. Motion by Johnson, seconded by Williams and carried to approve Resolution 2012-03. Motion to adjourn by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried.________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, ChairmanJan. 16 special meeting minutes from the Liberty Co. Commission


Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 15, 2012 BREAK-INs continued from the front page LEFT: A drawer from Tina Rae Goodmans jewelry box was dropped as the intruder left the property. RIGHT: A footprint was left on the back door that was kicked open. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOSA few minutes later, his neighbor, Tina Rae Goodman, 60, arrived home. I walked in and saw the cabinet doors open in the living room, stuff on in all three bedrooms, she said. I just dropped everything, ran out the door and called 911. Deputies were already on alert and arrived After searching the home to be sure no one was inside, they discovered the intruder had left his footprint on the back door when he kicked it in. They got two handguns that I know of, behind. They took my whole jewelry box, she said. The jewelry box had been a special gift when she was eight years old, sent to her from Thailand from her uncle, John Summers. It was where she kept her wedding rings and class rings, along with her late husbands rings and his watch. A drawer from the jewelry box was dropped in the yard. It held a pair of crocheted baby booties she once wore and was glad to retrieve. They pulled down a jar of old buttons and emptied it out looking for money, she said. They didnt break anything or destroy anything, she commented, noting that an antique pitcher handed down from her great-grandmother was taken off a high dresser and instead of dropping it after realizing it was empty, the intruder carefully placed it on a chair. They were considerate thieves, she said. over and drawers were pulled out and emptied Another resident along CR 12 South reported hearing a noise outside later that afternoon. When she went to check, she said she saw a dark green vehicle speeding away down her long driveway after her dogs began barking. Three other break-ins were reported earlier this month in Liberty County. Calhoun County has also had at least three and other surrounding counties have reported break-ins as well as attempts. Liberty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers said they have received descriptions of a dark green Honda Accord with dark tinted windows or a vehicle similar to it, during their investigation. The car that was at Lamar Hollands home was seen turning at the red light in Bristol and going east, the sheriff said. We want people to notice whats happening at their house and at their neighbors property, Conyers said. He urges anyone who spots any unusual activity or suspicious that had been shot open and abandoned at the south end of the county. He said he did not know if it was related to the recent rash of break-ins.TALLAHASSEE The Florida Highway Patrol now has 59 new state troopers to join its ranks as the 121st Recruit Class graduated from the FHPs Law Enforcement Training Academy. The graduation ceremony marked the conclusion of an intensive 27-week training period that prepares recruits for a career as a Florida State Trooper and instills the FHPs core values of courtesy, service and protection. During his remarks, Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, congratulated the graduates for their incredible accomplishment. We are proud that these men and women have selected law enforcement as their career, and we are proud that they have chosen the Florida Highway Patrol, he added. They are ready to go to work, and we are more than ready to receive them into our ranks. During the commencement ceremony, the FHP honored Recruit Kevin OKeefe with the Executive Directors award for achieving the highest grade point average at the academy. The Patrol also presented the Directors award, honoring the recruit demonstrating extraordinary courtesy, dedication and leadership potential during the training, to Recruit Richard Maples. The 121st recruit class comprises a diverse group. There are members of this class who were born in The Ukraine, Germany, The Philippines, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. All of these men and woman have chosen to make Florida their home and to serve the states residents and visitors with distinction. Floridas newest state troopers from the 121st class will report for duty by Feb. 24. expect to see on the roadways you travel, see page 2. The Florida Highway Patrol continues its recruitment efforts for the 122nd Basic Recruit Class scheduled to begin March 11, 2012. For additional information, please visit www.BeATrooper.com or contact 2307.Florida Highway Patrol graduates 59 new troopers Sixteen Air Commandos from Hurlburt Field are ruck marching to honor our fallen Special Operations warriors and to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The group came through the area Monday, walking along SR 20 and stopping to meet with the public at Magnolia Square in Blountstown. The group sold tee shirts commemorating the march and collected donations for their cause. The march started at Hurlburt Field on Feb. 12, the home of Air Force Special Operations Command, and will end Feb, 18 in Tampa, home of the United States Special Operations Command. Donations raised will go towards the Special Operations Warrior Foundation scholarship fund. This fund allows children of fallen Special Operations personnel to attend college and honors the memory of those that have paid the ultimate country. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS COMMANDOS RUCK MARCH