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Farmers Almanac.....11 Black History Parade.....13 School news......14 & 15 Obituaries.....17 Sheriff's Log...2 Two birthdays, a wedding and an anniversary...6 Three-vehicle accident in Bristol...750includes tax CLJNews.com WEDNESDA Y, FEBRUAR Y 22, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 8 J OURNAL THE CALHOUN-LIBERTYSanctuary founder Betsy Knight dies at 73, leaving behind a legacy of love for wildlife Teens arrested for break-ins PAIR CHARGED WITH ROBBING JACKSON COUNTY HOMESSt. Joe leases land to shipbuilding group for expansionWATERSOUND The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE News) announced that it will lease 20 acres of its former paper mill site in Port St. Joe to Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) of Panama City. ESG plans to expand its existing shipbuilding, vessel construction and repair and industrial steel fabrication operations to Port St. Joe. ESG will continue its operations in Panama City and Allanton. ESGs Port St. Joe facility is imme diately adjacent to one of only 14 stateauthorized deep water ports in Florida. The Port St. Joe facility will enable ESG to meet its current and emerging contracts for vessel manufacturing requirements and has the potential to create many new jobs in Port St. Joe. In order to perform these contracts, ESG is already in the process of hiring 500 new employees who will join ESGs current workforce. The hard and diligent work of our current workforce has earned Eastern XAVIER PARKS KELDRICK WILSON Pair believed responsible for 8 break-ins in Liberty Co. and 2 in Calhoun Co.by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorTwo Gadsden County teens linked to numerous area break-ins, including eight in Liberty County, two in Calhoun County, six in Jackson County (along with one attempt) and two in Gadsden County, were arrested last week. Xavier Darcus Parks, 18, and Keldrick Wilson, 17, who live in the Sawdust Community, are each charged with one count of armed burglary, one count of burglary and two counts of grand theft, according to Major Donnie Branch of He confirmed Tuesday that Wilson, who is a minor but has been charged as an adult, was released on $50,000 bond Monday. Additional charges are expected against the two in Jackson County as well as surrounding counties, Branch said. Parks and Wilsons arrest was a combination of luck and hard work, according to Capt. Michael Bryant of We had been working on it for two weeks and started concentrating on the vehicle, he said. We created our own luck by being there, working and beating the bushes. For the two young suspects, it was a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time last week when they stopped at a Chattahoochee convenience discuss the investigation. Bryant and Investigator Todd Wheetley of the Liberty County Sheriffs Office pulled up alongside a second unmarked vehicle with Investigator Mark Mallory of the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office and Jackson County Investigator Jason McAlpin around 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15. They parked drivers window-to-drivers window as they discussed the case. Gadsden County Investigator Kevin Godwin pulled up nearby, walked over and stood between the vehicles as the men talked. When a car pulled up at the front door of the BP on Hwy. 90, someone in the group commented, Theres our suspect vehicle there. Bryant said they didnt everyone looked at the dark green fourdoor Honda that matched reports of the car seen near homes that were robbed. What caught our eye was that he pulled up at an angle, right to the front door, said Bryant. The driver kicked his door open and when he stepped outside, they realized he matched the description given the previous day by Lamar Holland in Bristol. He was also wearing the same white pullover Holland had told them about. Branch said the car was registered to one of the suspects aunts. A news release from the Liberty arrest: as they approached the vehicle. The driver tried to pull out but was blocked by Sneads Police Chief Burt McAlpin. As the men made contact with suspects Parks and Wilson, they noticed two handguns at the feet of the passenger. A was on the console. Shoe soles worn by both suspects were examined at the scene and found to match impressions taken at the crime scenes. Treads from the cars mismatched tires matched up with photos of tire tracks at homes in several counties where breakins were reported. Two break-ins had taken place in Jackson County earlier that morning, according to Branch, who said a gun taken from one of those burglaries that morning. See TWO ARRESTED continued inside on page 21 See ST JOE LEASES SITE continued on page 7Betsy Knight is shown with one of the many cubs she raised and returned to the wild.by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorTake it to Betsy. Thats what was said when injured and abandoned animals were found in this part of the Florida Panhandle for years and thats how many of us Baby birds who had taken a tumble out of their nest, orphaned fawns, a descented skunk that had once been someones pet and displaced otters got a second chance when they were brought to her. There were owls, hawks, eagles, wolves, coyotes, a bobcat and even vultures. Her goal was always to help them Many of those who couldnt return to the woods often became part of Knights educational program, visiting schools, malls and public events. Others with injuries that would limit their chances for survival stayed on at the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary she founded in 1988, where a rotating group of volunteers took turns under her tutelage learning to work with wildlife. Last week, after dealing with several problems including her recent hospitalization for pneumonia, the family learned she had an aggressive form of cancer. Betsy died Feb. 17. The animals have lost a friend but Betsy left behind a legacy: The volunteers she taught to care for injured animals and the students who learned to appreciate wildlife through their contact with her.See BETSY KNIGHT continued on page 3 SAFE!Liberty Co. Jr. Varsity player Megan Hossey slides safely into third as the ball Wakulla Co. opponent Friday in Bristol. See more photos on page 16.DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTYFeb. 12 Jeremy Hazelwood, failure to appear, CCSO. Feb. 14 Shane Coburn, VOCP, CCSO. Lisa Welch, issue worthless check under $150, CCSO. manufacture meth, possession of meth, CCSO. Feb. 16 David Attaway, battery, CCSO. Jose Cruz, no valid drivers license, obstruction, CCSO. Paul Byars, VOP, CCSO. Mark McGill, battery domestic, CCSO. Nikomi Cossey, child support, VOP, CCSO. Feb. 18 Kevin Lee Moore, out of county warrant, CCSO. Feb. 19 Christopher Johnson, resisting arrest without violence, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief, escape, possession of meth, CCSO. Carla Causey, disorderly conduct, BPD. Maxwell Jack Helman, driving with license suspended or revoked, BPD.LIBERTY COUNTYFeb. 13 Thomas Galloway, failure to appear, LCSO. Feb. 15 Jase Davidson, grand theft (warrant), LCSO. Feb. 16 Nikomi Cossey, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Timothy King, holding for Jackson County, LCSO. Feb. 19 Lea Carla Causey, holding for CCSO, CCSO. S H ERIFFS LOGBlountstown Police Dept.Feb. 3 through Feb. 19, 2012 Citations issued: Accidents...............03 .................17 Special details Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00 Complaints A report of an altercation in the Sheltons Corner Community resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old man on domestic battery charges. Mark McGill was taken into custody after a deputy arrived at the SR 73 home he shares with his girlfriend last Thursday. The victim reported they began arguing after she awakened him and accused him of lying to her about his work plans. She said he forced her down on the bed and she bit his arm to get him to release her. When she got free and stood up, she said he forced her to on her back. She stated that she remembers hearing him count aloud each time he kicked her, which she said was approximately 10 times. He then stopped and left the residence. Several marks on her back, which she said were the result of their altercation, were photographed. A deputy found McGill outside and took him into custody. In a taped statement taken later at the jail, McGill said his girlfriend awakened him by biting him her down with his knees until he could calm her down. He stated that once she became calm, he gathered his belongings and left.Blountstown man breaks patrol car window, escapes after arrest for methamphetamineA Blountstown man arrested on drug charges added three more offenses to his case when he broke a patrol car window with his head, slid out while still in handcuffs and led a deputy on a chase before he was arrested a second time, according to a report from the Calhoun County Christopher Johnson, 28, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence. His reaction to being taken into custody led to additional charges of resisting arrest without violence, criminal mischief and escape. Johnson was home Friday night when the Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 16548 NE Clemons Road. When presented with the search warrant, Johnson became belligerent and began cursing at the Task Force members. When told they were there in reference to information that methamphetamine was being cooked and sold from the site, Johnson replied, I havent cooked dope since the last time I got out of jail with yall. Johnson was recently arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine by the Calhoun County was out on bond. As they entered the residence, Johnson was seen pushing an unknown object into his pocket according to Lt. Mark Mallory of the Blountstown Police Department and was secured in handcuffs. When the search began, Lt. Tim Partridge saw Johnson take a plastic container from his pocket and start dumping the contents. Johnson was ordered to stop but continued to tested positive as methamphetamine and pulled away when Partridge tried to stop him. Johnson was put seized. Johnson with his hands still cuffed behind his back was taken outside and put in the back seat of a patrol car. After the search of the home resumed, Partridge saw Johnson ram his head into the window of the patrol vehicle, break the glass and slide out through the window. Johnson was caught by Calhoun County Sheriffs Deputy Scotty Norris as he ran south for 150 yards fencing. Johnson declined medical attention. The arrest report indicated he had only minor scratches. The search of the home resumed and several common household items used to make methamphetamine were found including a hot plate, charcoal lighter fluid and coffee filters, along with an eye dropper that held acid. A piece of burned plastic that appeared to have been used as a meth pipe and a cut drinking straw that held methamphetamine residue were discovered hidden in a cigarette pack that had been left on the bed. A plastic bottle that appeared to have been used as a reaction vessel to make meth was found in a burn pile outside. Evidence at the scene suggested meth was being made at the home evidence to support a new charge of manufacturing methamphetamine. Johnson is being held on $12,000 bond.Man charged with battery of pregnant girlfriendA 24-year-old Clarksville man was arrested on a felony battery charge after his live-in girlfriend, who is pregnant, said that he attacked her Feb. 10. According to the arrest report from the Calhoun drinking when he came home Friday. She was in the shower when she heard him forcefully push open the bathroom door. He reached in the shower, grabbed her by the wrist and pulled her out, she said. When she got away from Attaway, he went outside and she locked the door. She told deputies he then kicked in the front door. Attaway had left the scene by the time deputies arrived and a warrant was issued for his arrest. After being booked into the county jail Feb. 16, he was given a conditional release.Domestic battery arrest made after man accused of stomping girlfriendMARK MCGILL CHRISTOPHER RYAN JOHNSON DA VID ATTAWAY Thank YOUThank you Tammy Atwell Stevens for your special efforts to recover my stolen jewelry! Finding Mothers locket was nothing short of a miracle. Your effort will never be forgotten. Janet Morris Hwy. 20, Bristol 643-2264ApalacheeT heRestaurant SERVING DAILY
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Remembering sanctuary founder Betsy Knight PHOTOS COURTESY OF TERRY MORSE Journal EditorIt was just work, work, work all the time but I enjoyed it. Im glad I did it, said Babs Moran of Bristol about her experiences volunteering with Betsy Knight. Moran and her husband, Jack, helped establish Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary in 1988. We didnt make a dime, she said. Although the plan was to operate as a non-profit group, she jokes, You could organization. Their biggest asset was the community. When there was a need, they went looking for help. When food ran low, local farmers and landowners were asked for their leftovers. Willard Smith let us come and pick all the grapes we could get and we pulled vines out of the trees for the deer to eat, Moran said. Other times, a Marianna grocery store allowed them to collect discarded fruit from their bins before the garbage was picked up. She recalls when a buzzard egg that came into their possession hatched. They had hoped to raise it and place it with other buzzards when it was big enough. Unfortunately, the creature imprinted on humans. It didnt know it was a buzzard, Moran said. One day several buzzards descended on a deer carcass at the sanctuary. The women realized this was their chance to put the little guy with his own kind. Betsy brought him over. He sat on a post and watched the other buzzards tear at the deer. Then he turned around and walked atop a light post. Betsy called a friend and a bucket truck was brought in to help her retrieve the young buzzard. You just had to hug him and bring him down, said Moran. Theres no way that vulture was going to join the others and take off with them. up at Betsys home in Blountstown, and later re-established at a new property in the Sheltons Corner area often gave animals they had only seen at a distance. Inside, Betsy harbored stacks of crates Her family former husband Phillip and their four children had to work around the ever-growing animal population that It was nice when she had volunteers she could rely on, but if they werent there, she did it anyway, said Moran. She was absolutely devoted. Betsy is perhaps best known for her work with Florida black bears and her efforts to return them to their natural environment. She bottle fed numerous cubs until they grew up enough to forage for themselves and sparred with wildlife be done. Nobody said no to Betsy, said Terry Morse, and if they did, it only made her will more powerful to make them understand why they were going to do what she had asked. Working with the Florida Black Bear was a unique experience, said Morse, who along with her husband, John, began volunteering with Betsy around 2007. I helped her with the last three bears that came in. bear rehabilitation specialist and took in 45 bear cubs over the years. She would only take bears if she could rehabilitate them and return them to the wild, said Morse. She did not support turning the animals over to circuses or institutions where they had to live in cages, she said. We raised the bears with minimal contact with people, she explained. We fed them natural diets. Betsy was the pioneer who started rehabbing and releasing bears back into the woods. Forty-three of the black bears she cared were returned to the forest. Only two of those couldnt survive on their own and were taken to a wildlife sanctuary in Citra, Florida, according to Morse. She was a wildlife rehabber before the permitting process ever took place, said Barbara A. Eells of St. Joe Beach, who began volunteering with Betsy in 1990 or 1991. She said she started with a little mockingbird out of her house in Blountstown and later became incorporated as Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary. Eells invited Betsy to give a program at the former Highland Elementary, where she was teaching at the time. She assisted Betsy that day with the animals and realized, I want to do this. She and a friend, Paula Boone, wildlife. At that time, they were required to give 1,000 hours of volunteer service before they could get permitted to work with migratory birds. Nowadays, You can just take an online test, gets some letters of recommendation and get permitted, she laughs. But she wouldnt trade the experience for anything although her jobs included cleaning out cages and the ghastly task of preparing crickets to be fed to the smaller birds. We had to pull off the heads, wings and legs and soak them in vitamins, she said, admitting that she apologized to them as she did it. They later learned there were other ways to prepare food for the birds and suggested a change. Betsy was very receptive to the things we learned, too, she said. I appreciated the enthusiasm and the love Betsy had for wildlife, said Eells. Through her, we learned to love wildlife in a different way than most people do. Each little soul has a personality. That was the one thing that astonished us. She said Betsy taught her perseverance, patience and the hard truth that while you cant save everything, you can try to do your best. She recalls when Betsy got a special permit to keep two eagles in 1993. Olah and Agena became the centerpiece of her educational program. Eagles are now considered protected but when Betsy started with them, they were endangered, Eells said. After 9/11, Eells said there was a real difference in the way people reacted to the eagles. She remembers a time they set up at Natures Gallery in St. Andrews State Park with the big birds and groups came off the buses to file through. The eagle was sitting there; Betsy was holding it. People came in the tent and were quiet. They just stood back and looked at that eagle, who was so majestic. It was such a moving patriotic scene. It gives me chills just to talk about it, she said. Betsys eagle pair was relocated to the new eagle enclosure at E.O. Wilsons Biophilia Center in Freeport. A dedication program was held last November and a plaque honoring Betsy was unveiled. It reads: This enclosure is dedicated to Betsy Knight as it houses Olaha and Agena, a mated pair of eagles who were under her care. Betsy Knight devotes her life to rehabilitating wildlife at Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary. Nancy Radebaugh Keane of Orlando, recalls, From day one, Betsy loved the woods and animals. She remembered a time she met Betsy and her son, Clay, for lunch in Tallahassee years ago. She brought a huge album with her. I expected childrens photos, but it was all her wild animals! she said. It was always fun to visit Betsy. You never knew what would walk across family. She added, I loved her and it is hard to imagine a world without Betsy.
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22, 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! 5,307 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: email@example.com ADS: firstname.lastname@example.org JOURNAL 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 22Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, February 27 Tuesday, February 28 Sunday, February 26 Saturday, February 25 Thursday February 23 Friday, February 24TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center Sit-n-Sew meeting, 6 pm., First United Methodist Church Bristol Lions Club 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant Blountstown Chapter #179 O.E.S., 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown.TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Civic Center 9 a.m., WT Neal Civic Center Blountstown Lions Club, 6 p.m., Apalachee Rest.TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun Co. Courthouse7 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 7 p.m., Voting house in Rock Bluff 7:30 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 6 p.m., Emergency Management Building on Spring St., Bristol BIRTHDAY Caleb Detweiler BIRTHDAY Mellisa Anders ANNIVERSARY Brian & Mellisa Anders Attend the Church of your choice this SundayThe Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is asking for your slightly used and unwanted items for our upcoming fundraiser. We will be taking donations 9 a.m.-2 p.m., MondayFriday in the gym at the Settle ment until Wednesday, February 29. No old TVs, please. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be having its annual Rummage Sale on March 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th, and 10th from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. of each day. We will have over 4,000 square feet of everything from clothing, furniture and housewares to collectables and toys. There will also be a bag day. Please come out and join us. For more information, contact the Settlement at 674-2777.Items sought for rummage sale at Pioneer SettlementThe Liberty and Calhoun County 4-H Clubs are sponsoring a giant yard sale to help send a child to 4-H summer camp. Clean out that garage, attic, closet and make a donation. If you have arts & crafts that you would like to sell please join us at our 1st Annual Spring Clean and Go Green Giant Yard sale on March 17. *Liberty 4-H will host theirs at the Liberty County Veterans Memorial Park walking trail. *Calhoun 4-H will host theirs at the Magnolia Square. Both will be held from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. EST March 17. Booth rental space is $10. Pre-register 643-2229 or emailing Cathia Schmarje application. Come out and support our youth. They are our treasures of the future.Liberty & Calhoun 4-H clubs plan giant yard sale March 17The Torreya Garden Club is again selling dogwood seedlings. This year we also have the fringe tree, also know as Gramps Grey Beard and black cherry trees. The seedlings are $1 each or 6 for $5. Contact James and Dot Ayers at 16051 South Pear Street in Blountstown or call 674-5712 for more information. Club selling treesLane, Black & Dawson family reunion meeting planned for March 4A family meeting is scheduled for Satur day, Mar. 4, 2012 for the Lane, Black and Dawson family reunion. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Civic Center under the pavilion at 2 p.m. ET. If you are related to any of these families, please plan to attend. We will be discussing Contact M. Sylvester at (850) 557-0055 for more information. The Black History Banquet is scheduled to be held on Friday, Feb. 24 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. The Heirs of Grace will be ministering in song at 7 p.m. For more information call 674-3449.Black History Banquet scheduled for Feb. 24A womens conference will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. (CST) at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. Joyce Igo will be the guest speaker, presenting Becoming the Wonderful Woman You Are. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. Contact Gayle Timmons at (850) 7621958 for more information.Womens conference planned February 25Smokin Spirits Wine & Package will host a wine tasting Saturday, Feb. 25. They will have hors doeuvres, a variety of whites, reds, dessert wines, as well as specialty spirits. They invite all to attend. The store is located next door to the Quick Pic on Hwy. 20 West in Blountstown. For more information call 674-1023.Wine Tasting set for Saturday, Feb. 25Altha Pride will start a downtown spring cleaning project next month. Community volunteers will work to improve the towns curb appeal. Help clean up the north part of our county by volunteering to help with a community workday in Altha on Satur day, March 3 from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. The group will meet at City Hall. Tasks will include picking up trash within the city limits and cleaning up the downtown area. There are plans to mon areas. Help is also needed to cut and remove several large fallen trees in the area. Donations accepted! If you would like to donate plants or other materials, please deliver the morning of March 3.Altha Pride spring cleaning project planned for March 3Black HistoryBANQUETtonight at the W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS Recruiting Liberty Countys residents to participate in a specialized disaster management training program Mandatory TrainingBEGINNING March 9 at 6 p.m.at the Liberty County Emergency Operations Center*Provide participants with a knowledge based on an all hazard approach to mitigation, preparation, response and recovery from a technical and natural disaster. *Build decision making and problem solving skills and strategies to help participants make informed decisions to reduce loss of life and property in a disaster.*CERT will provide participants with hands-on training using reality-driven drills and exercises.PLEASE CONTACT LIBERTY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO REGISTER FOR THE TRAINING. Call (850) 643-2339 COMMUNITY EM E RG E N C Y RE SPONS E TE AM TRAINING NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours or responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Cataracts?Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many.Lee Mullis M.D. and Cataract SpecialistSmart Lenses SMDr. Mulliss Smart LensSM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses.Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 4320 5th Ave. Marianna(2 Blks from Jackson Hospital)(850) 526-7775 or 1(800)769-3429 OWNERPhone (813) 253-3258 Owner Financing No Qualifying *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experienceTNTCollision CENTERNeed work?TOBY GARNETT, OWNER The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internetcompletion course in Gadsden County. The course will be at the Florida Public Safety Institute, Academy Drive, off U.S. 90 W., 7.8 miles north of the Interstate 10 exit. The institute is between Midway and Quincy, across the highway from Gadsden High School. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in Classroom 120. Students must complete the Internet course before from the online portion of the course. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes. Successful completion of an approved hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, before they can purchase a Florida hunting license. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or (850) 265-3676.Hunter safety Internetcompletion course set March 10 in GadsdenThe Calhoun County Senior Citizens (CalCo T ravel) will take a group shopping in Destin on Thursday, March 8. We will leave the Calhoun County Senior Center at 8 a.m. and head to Destin to explore the shops at the Silver Sands Factory Stores. After a few hours of shopping we will go and have lunch at a nice restaurant, then go to the Bass Pro Shop for browsing and more shopping. We should return back to Blountstown by 6 p.m. CT Cost is $35, which includes transportation and lunch. Call Dorothy at (850) 674-4163 to sign up. Payments can be mailed to CCSCA, 16859 NE Cayson St., Blountstown, FL 32424. All major credit cards accepted. Destin shopping trip set for seniors Mar. 8 Six openings are available for the Swamp Gravy & tour of Mural City set for Saturday, March 24. The Calhoun County Senior Citizens (CalCo T ravel) will be traveling to Colquitt, GA to see the production of Solid Ground. T he Swamp Gravy program has been gaining national Folk Life Play of Georgia. Before the play we will take a tour of The First Mural City. Colquitt has over 13 murals painted on buildings and silos. They each have a story to tell! After the tour, we will enjoy an early dinner at the T arrier Inn, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We should return to Blountstown around 9 p.m. CT Cost of the trip is $79 person, which includes transpor tation, tour of the Mural City, lunch at the T arrier Inn, Swamp Gravy Performance, and a great time. We have limited seating available so call 674-4163 today. Full payment is due at the time of sign up. Seats canceled less than two weeks out will forfeit trip cost.Calhoun Sr. Citizens plan trip to Solid Ground in ColquittMARIANNARegistration for Spring T erm C classes at Chipola College is Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. T erm C classes meet March 1 through April 30. Late registration is Thursday, March 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. T erm C courses include: (AMH 2020) American History to 1865 (online); (CET 1600) Intro Networks & Comm (independent study); (CET 1610) Cisco Router T echnology (independent study); (CLP 2140) Abnor mal Psychology (online); (ENC 1102) Comm Skills II (online); (GEA 2002) World Geography II (online); (HIS 1930) Current Affairs (online); (HIS 2932) Cur rent Affairs (online); (NUR 2960) Nursing Review I (online); (PSY 2012) Gen Psychology; and (SLS 1101) Orientation, (online). Prospective students should complete a college applionline at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide should visit an academic advisor in the Student Services building to register. Call (850) 718-2311 or visit www. chipola.edu for more information. Term C registration at Chipola College from 8-6 on Feb. 29Hannah Parrish works on her laptop in the Student Center at Chipola College.The Big River Longbeards Chapter of the National hosting the 10th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday, March 3 at the W.T Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. Admission is $50 for a single ticket and $85 for a couple. Sponsorships are available. There will be an open auction, silent auctions, and p.m. CST ; dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. CST You can purchase tickets in advance by contacting the local chapter. T he N ational Wild T urkey Federation was established in 1973 and works for the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of the hunting tradition. Everyone is invited, and donations are tax deductible. Please contact Raymond Russell at (850) 447-1800 for further information. Hunting Heritage Banquet on March 3 in Blountstown Buy, sell & trade with an ad in THE JOURNAL
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22, 2012 January 3 from 4-5 p.m. (ET) at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in room 13 KRISL YN JOHNSONKrislyn Johnson celebrated her sixth birthday on Jan. 18. She is the daughter of Chris and Sherrie Johnson of Bristol. Her grandparents are Naomi Fine and Mitchell Fine, both of Hosford, John and Annette Hires and the late Winifred Johnson, all of Blountstown. Her greatgrandparents include Charlie and the late Bonnie Benton of Bristol, the late Malcom and Annie Johnson of Altha, the late Earnest Bailey and the late Nora Kirkland, both of Kinard. Krislyn loves her Barbie dolls, but waits for warmer weather to ride her golf cart and play with her puppies. She thanks Mr. Clint and Ms. Kim for her new puppy. KEL T ON DANIEL MOONKelton Daniel Moon celebrated his sixth birthday Feb. 9. He is the son of Jordy Moon of Bristol and Danae and Gonzo Verduzco of Blue Creek. His grandparents are Jay and Teresa Moon of Bristol and Joyce Beth and Wade Stoutamire of Blue Creek. Kelton loves wrestling, playing army man, ramping up his four wheeler and playing with his little sister, Kylie. The parents of Mallory Basford are pleased to announce her upcoming marriage to Brian McClain. Mallory is the daughter of Glenn and Tracy Basford of Altha. She is the granddaughter of the late Dorothy Basford of Calhoun County and the late Eddy and Alice Powell of Grand Ridge. Brian is the son of Timmy and Maria McClain of Altha. He is the grandson of Joe and Irma Switzer of Altha, the late Winford and Kay McClain, and Hulen and Lorine Glass, all of Apalachicola. A beach wedding is planned for March 10 at 4 p.m. (CST) in Cape San Blas. Signs will be posted. A reception will follow at the Centennial Building in Port St. Joe. No local invitations are being sent out. All friends and family are invited to attend. birth days WeddingLonnie and Bessie Nunnery of Wewahitchka will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren Sunday, March 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Wewahitchka Community Center. All friends and rela tives are cordially invited to attend. Your presence will be a treasured gift and they respectfully request no other. The couple were married on March 5, 1952 in Bainbridge, GA. They have two children, Harold Nunnery and Debbie Sumner, and four grandchildren, Sherry Paul, Katrina Johnson, Kim Bryan and Jeremy Nunnery. They also have 12 greatgrandchildren. Lonnie is retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is a member of the Tupelo Masonic Lodge #289. Bessie is the secretary of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #229. They are both members of Wewa Search and Rescue and Abe Springs Freewill Baptist Church. Lonnie & Bessie Nunnery tocelebrate 60th anniversary Anniversary T upperware New & Improved Plan ahead and make extra for healthy lunch options. Unique venting system allows steam to escape when reheating foods in the microwave. Footed bases ensure even reheating while handles stay cool to the touch.Call Beth Eubanksyour full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 or email at email@example.com.McClain, Basford to exchange vows in beach wedding at Cape San Blas
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGON THE CITY OF BRISTOL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT PROPOSED AMENDMENTSPursuant to Chapter Sections 163.3181 and 163.3191, of the Florida Statutes, and Chapter Rules 9J-5.004 and 9J-5.0053, of the Florida Administrative Code, all Florida communities are required to periodically review and update their local government comprehensive plans and evaluate how effective they are in meeting the state and local government goals and objectives. The City of Bristol Comprehensive Plan covers all of the area depicted in the following map (see RIGHT): The Bristol City Council, acting as the Local Planning Agency, is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Monday, March 5, 2012, at 6:30 P.M. EST, in the City Hall Council Meeting Room. The purpose of this public hearing is to allow for the Council, acting as the Local Planning Agency, to receive public comments, suggestions and concerns regard ing the existing comprehensive plan and the proposed updates to the plan, and to take action to recommend proposed changes to the Bristol Comprehensive Plan, for inclusion in the Evaluation and Appraisal Report Proposed Amendments to the Plan. All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. If you have any questions, or wish to review the draft proposals, please The City of Bristol City Council, is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Monday, April 9, 2012, at 6:30 P.M. EST, in the City Hall Meeting Room. The purpose of this hearing is to review and take public comment regarding the Planning Agency recommendations and to consider the transmittal of the CITY OF BRISTOL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT AMENDMENTS, to the Department of Economic Opportunity. CITY TIRE CO. We're your one-stop"Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all"Why wear out your new tires (and waste time) driving from the tire store to the parts place and then to a service station to get it all put together? CITY TIRE IS YOUR ONE-STOP TIRE SHOP! TIRE STORE! TOYO TIRE S "Authorized Dealer" Wheel Alignments Oil Changes Balancing Brakes Shocks MV5496 HOURS Monday Saturday 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. 6 p.m. $$$$$AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED IF YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ON TIME AUTO FINANCINGDAYLIGHT Three vehicles collide in SR 20 accident at Bristol intersection LEFT: An injured man is moved from the scene as one of the damaged cars is loaded up on a tow truck. ABOVE: FHP Trooper Jason King takes a look at the truck that went into the side of a car after it was hit on JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22, 2012 COMMENTARYThe role of government in Ameri can society is debated ad nauseam on a daily basis. A cornerstone of Republican ideology is that big government is bad. Libertarians are more harsh in their assessment of governments role in society. Libertarians like presidential candidate Ron Paul would take America back to the 1780s prior to the advent of the Constitution when the Articles of Confederation governed the 13 new states. Under a Ron Paul administration, there would be a severely neutered central government, and as with the 13 states during the Articles of Confederation era, the 50 states would be doing their own thing. Republicans say they dont like big government, but what that means is that they dont like someone elses piece of the government. The haves in America dont like that part of government that provides welfare to the have not. The government, meaning the active military and the local economy in the county in which I live. But as the lyrics of the song goes, There is trouble right here in River City. As part of the plan to trim the federal budget, the Air Force is taking a budget haircut like all government agencies. I worked in the Pentagon as a planner. As planners, our task was to attempt to make the Air One way to achieve cost savings is to combine and consolidate common functions. Eglin AFB, located in my county, is one of the Air Forces weapons development and testing sites. Suspicions are that the Air Force would close Eglin and move all the weapons development and test functions to Edwards AFB in California. At the Pentagon level, consolidating aircraft and weapons testing at one site makes sense. However, to the local movers and shakers, closing Eglin would be a disaster for the local community. Florida has created a task force to counter any closing of Eglin by the Pentagon. I think that Florida is doing the right thing in its effort to protect a large chunk of the local economy. But it would be nice if people, primarily Republicans, would stop denigrating the government all the while they are lobbying to protect their part of government, the part that feeds them. The heavy hand of government is most obvious in the personal lives of Americans, especially women. Preventing abortions is the red meat issue for social conservatives. They gnaw on it like a yard dog. They carry it around, bury it, then dig it up and gnaw some more. Now that Im reluctantly in the senior citizen category, Ive learned that there are some things that cant be resolved to the satisfaction of one and all. Abortion is one of those issues that is best left alone. Abortion is a very personal, private matter. A woman has the right to decide what to do with her body. Not me, not politicians and not the guy down the street. But politicians dont get it, par ticularly in Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Virginia House and Senate have both passed a state law that decrees that a woman seeking an abortion must have a government ordered transvaginal ultrasound procedure. The requirement for this invasive procedure is not from a medical doctor, but from the government of Virginia. To make matters worse, Governor McDonnel of Virginia, darling of the social conservatives and a potential Republican Vice Presidential candidate, said he will sign this absurd law. American women are under assault by social conservatives, and women have every right to be afraid. The following quote says it best. It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. -Robert A. Heinlein, scienceThe heavy hand of government is at work throughout the land. In Michigan, the Republican legislature passed a law that permits the governor to arbitrarily boards. more than 50% of the black population of Michigan is now under control of a government administrator. Republican governors and legislatures in Arizona, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and Florida have bashed unions and public workers. Immunity for lawmakers is the latest ploy by the Florida legislature to scam the citizens of Florida. A House bill would provide absolute immunity from having to testify in lawsuits. Lawmakers wouldnt have to provide their documents to the courts. Governor Scott doesnt want to be left out of the power grab. Scott wants more authority over regional workforce boards; more authority over judicial nomiagencies directors who report directly to Governor Scott. When Republicans and conservatives talk about the evil of big government, they arent talking about their slice of big government.CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS Heavy hand of government Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.Microsoft founder Bill Gates attended a fundraiser for President Obama on Friday. He wasnt invited, but in typical Microsoft fashion he crashed it. JIMMY F ALLONThe North Korea news agency is saying that the birds and the pandas and all the wildlife are moaning because theyre so depressed over the death of Kim Jong Il. Wait a minute. Is it possible they are moaning because they live in North Korea? DA VID LETTERMANYou can tell gas prices are going up in Cali fornia. Prius owners are getting that smug look again. JAY LENO that looks like it has wings and legs. The discovery has led to questions from biologists and a bidding war between KFC and Red Lobster. JIMMY F ALLONThe band Megadeth has endorsed Rick Santorum. I think Im going to wait and see who Metallica likes. DA VID LETTERMANA man in Ireland was arrested with more than 500 pounds of marijuana. So I guess there is a little pot at the end of the rainbow. JIMMY F ALLONMitt Romney is sinking in the polls. That is the magic of a Donald Trump endorsement right there. DA VID LETTERMANTehran is cranking out nukes like Malibu cranks out Kardashians. CRAIG FERGUSONPaul McCartney told Rolling Stone magazine that his pot-smoking days are over. How ironic. marijuana, and now he quits. JAY LENOThe best daredevil of all time is Evel Knievel. You have no choice but to be a daredevil when or psychotherapist. CRAIG FERGUSONItalian authorities seized $6 trillion worth of fake, worthless U.S. Treasury bonds. Pretty good counterfeit job, too. They look just like the genu ine worthless Treasury bonds. JAY LENOPresident Obamas approval rating is up to 50 percent. Only half the country dislikes him. Apparently his strategy of not being any of the Republi can candidates is paying off. JIMMY KIMMELJeremy Lin led the Knicks to their seventh of being an NBA star: Hell get a salary bump, an endorsement deal, a Kardashian JIMMY F ALLONRick Santorum is so conservative, when he goes to KFC, he only orders the right wings. JAY LENOPresident Obama is in Los Angeles hoping to raise millions of dollars which may be why I saw him in the audience line this morning at The Price Is Right. Barack Obama, come on down! CONAN OBRIENChinese vice president a billion Jeremy Lin jerseys at $50 apiece. JAY LENO
The endorsement of a political candidate by another politician gener ally draws a well-deserved yawn from voters. But over the past half-century of savoring and covering American politics, I have learned that an endorsement can tell us something quite important about the individual endorsing as well as about the individual being endorsed. Permit me to tell you about Mississippi Republican Trent Lott, who in 1988 was the House minority whip while trying to win a close race for the U.S. Senate. That same year, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush was the heavy favorite to win the GOP nomination to succeed the termlimited President Ronald Reagan. One of Bushs underdog challengers in the primaries was Rep. Jack Kemp of New York. Ordinarily, discretion and self-interest would dictate that an ambi tious Senate aspirant (Lott) would either prudently endorse the vice president or remain neutral. Instead, Trent Lott boldly tossed caution to the wind by endorsing his House colleague. The next year, long after George H.W. Bush had won and had become the 41st president, I had a chat with Lott and told him how I admired his putting personal loyalty ahead of political advantage in endorsing Kemp and inviting the wrath of the vaunted Bush political juggernaut. Sen. Lott answered me bluntly: Today in Washington, there are two people who remember that I endorsed Jack Kemp -you and President Bush! That same year, Rep. Dick Gephardt, the Missouri Democrat, tried to become presidential nomination. Gephardt did in cuses and, as a result, became president of Des Moines for a week. But what really impressed me about the Missorians campaign was the number and diversity of his House colleagues who went to Iowa on his behalf and who stayed to work by running a county campaign headquarters for their friend. I can remember Reps. Sandy Levin of Michigan, Marvin Leath and Martin Frost of Texas, Mike Synar of Oklahoma, Dan Glickman of Kansas, Butler Derrick of South Carolina, Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Ed Jenkins of Georgia and Bob Wise of West Virginia. There were others. But the willingness of all of them to sleep in unpretentious quarters, eat in marginal hash-houses and put in the long hours a campaign demands spoke volumes about Gephardt and the rare loyalty he inspired. Yes, he lost the nomination big 1988 winner. ments. Republican Newt Gingrich served speaker after being architect and engineer served with 489 House Republicans. According to his campaign, a grand total endorse Gingrich. For Rick Santorum, the news is just as bleak. During two House terms, he served with 222 Republican members, none of two terms in the U.S. Senate, Santorum served with 89 different GOP senators. None has endorsed Santorum. Mitt Romney, as of this writing, has been endorsed by 63 current House members and 14 current senators, which may or may not tell us something about him or them. Whats that old refrain about those who know him best? FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARYShipbuilding Group the manufacturing contracts that necessitate our expansion to Port St. Joe, said Brian DIsernia, President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. Eastern Shipbuilding Group remains committed to manufacturing the highest quality vessels our customers demand in a global market. I appreciate the assistance of Gulf County Commissioner Warren Yeager and Port Authority Chairman Joanna White whose tireless efforts led to our expansion to Gulf County. Governor Rick Scott added, Congratulations to Eastern Shipbuilding Group and The St. Joe Company on their like this are part of the success we are seeing in Florida to create a business climate that creates jobs, and I commend Eastern Shipbuildings commitment to our great State. Eastern Shipbuildings expansion to Port St. Joe is great news for Florida, said Senator Bill Nelson. Eastern Shipbuildings growth is continued evidence of the growth of our States diverse economy, stated State Representative Marti Coley. Brian DIsernias vision and leadership for Eastern Shipbuilding will create opportunities for Easterns suppliers and vendors to grow their workforce as well. The expansion of Eastern Shipbuilding Group has the potential to put a lot of people back to work. The community has been determined to create jobs and this achievement enables us to build a critical mass of industrial suppliers and vendors with an expanded and experienced labor force who can help attract other industrial tenants to our Port, commented State Representative Jimmy Patronis. This primes the pump for the growth of Eastern Shipbuilding and other potential Port tenants from around the world. We are fortunate that our company of the magnitude and stature of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. State Senator Bill Montford said, This is wonderful news for the people of Gulf County and all of North Florida. This is a very important step in the rebuilding of the economy, in our area, that will pay dividends for many years to come. It is an excellent example of interested parties coming together for the purpose of doing what is practical and right. the world, commented Congressman Steve Southerland. of men and women than those at Eastern Shipbuilding achievement which brings the old mill site back to life and with it, the spirit of many residents who have longed for activity such as this. Gulf County Commission Chairman Warren Yeager overstated for the future of our county and the aspirations of generations of local residents who are excited to put travel around the world. This excites every man, woman and child in our county. We are all thankful for the blessings this announcement represents. The expansion of Eastern Shipbuilding Group into Port St. Joe has the potential to provide the opportunity for many people to get back to work, stated Mayor Mel Magidson of Port St. Joe. We have weathered some other businesses. On behalf of the City Commission appreciation to Eastern Shipbuilding Group and Brian DIsernia for believing in Port St. Joe, for investing in our community and for enabling us to once again see a bright future. St. Joe has been working with the Port St. Joe Port Authority to reposition this area for port-related industrial and commercial activities. St. Joes former paper mill site be expanded. The Port and Eastern Shipbuilding Groups turning basin and navigational channel. land adjacent to the site, with more than three miles of frontage along the Gulf County Canal, which connects the Gulf of Mexico to Floridas intracoastal waterway. Additionally, Easterns Port St. Joe facility has access to links Port St. Joe to other railway systems, connecting to numerous other U.S. cities, including Atlanta, New York and Chicago. We are pleased to welcome Eastern Shipbuilding Group to Port St. Joe and Gulf County and see this as a related industrial and commercial activities, says Park With the Governors commitment to job creation, the assets, we will continue working to attract more portrelated businesses. Last month, The St. Joe Company and the Port St. Joe Port Authority executed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner and collaborate on port-related economic development initiatives. have returned to Gulf County and the alliance between the Port Authority and The St. Joe Company is bearing fruit its a win, win for everyone, commented Johanna White, Chairman of the Port St. Joe Port Authority. We are fortunate that our available facilities in Port St Joe stature of Eastern Shipbuilding Group.St. Joe lease to allow shipbuilding expansion from the front page BY NATIONALLY SYNDICATED COLUMNISTMARK SHIELDSWhat political endorsements can tell us
Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22, 2012Lake 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGON THE LIBERTY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT PROPOSED AMENDMENTSPursuant to Chapter Sections 163.3181 and 163.3191, of the Florida Statutes, and Chapter Rules 9J-5.004 and 9J-5.0053, of the Florida Administrative Code, all Florida communities are required to periodically review and update their local government comprehensive plans and evaluate how effective they are in meeting the state and local government goals and objectives. The Liberty County Comprehensive Plan covers all of the area depicted in the follow ing map (see RIGHT): The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners, acting as the Local Planning Agency, is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 6 p.m. EST, in the Courthouse Commission Meeting Room. The purpose of this public hearing is to allow for the Commission, acting as the Local Planning Agency, to receive public comments, suggestions and concerns regarding the existing comprehensive plan and the proposed updates to the plan, and to take action to recommend proposed changes to the Liberty County Comprehensive Plan, for inclusion in the County Evaluation and Appraisal Report Proposed Amendments to the Plan. All interested parties are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. If you have any questions, or wish to review the draft proposals, please The Liberty County Board of County Commissioners, is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 6 p.m. EST, in the Courthouse Commission Meeting Room. The purpose of this hearing is to review and take public comment regarding the Planning Agency recommendations and to consider the transmittal of the LIBERTY COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT AMENDMENTS, to the Department of Economic Opportunity. NEWS FROM THE PEWS Notes of Thanks Guest speaker, Rev. Jose M. RojasBLACK HISTORY BANQUETBLACK HISTORY BANQUET The guest speaker for the Black History Banquet will be Rev. Jose M. Rojas. Rev. Rojas is a 22-year-old student at Zion Bible College in Boston, MA. Rev. Rojas loves and lives to preach and spread the gospel. The Black History Banquet is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 25. Tickets prices have been lowered and are still available. Adults $10, Couples $15, children ages 4-10 $5, children 3 and under free and corporate tables of ten are $100. For more information please Contact Pastor Sheard at (850) 674-8683 or Marjorie Peterson (850) 674-3449. We would like to thank our friends, family and community for the kind attention you gave us at the loss of our precious Garrett. Please know that we are so grateful for every kind gesture, gift of food and time, visit, and phone call. We are particularly grateful for Rivertown Community Church and Rev. John King for the beautiful memorial service and reception. Garrett loved Calhoun and Liberty County where he felt loved by friends and family. Many of you have told us that Garrett holds a special place in your hearts, and we are so grateful that you saw the special young man he was. Thank you for all you continue to do to make us remember the precious gift from God that Garretts life will always be.Catrina Capps-Jordan & husband Kenny Jordan, Sonya McDowell Capps, Curt & Paula Capps & sons Andrew, Austin, & Aaron, Chad Capps & sons Josh & ColtonP ANCAKE SUPPERB LOUNTSTOWN UNITED METHODIST YOUTH The Blountstown United Methodist Youth will be hosting a pancake supper at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in conjunction with the Ash Wednesday Service. The meal will be served prior to the service in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the door. The congregation invites the community to Sunday, March 4The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Fellowship lunch to follow. D edication NEW BUILDINGwould like to invite everyone to join us for our For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies. WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT Radio Y-1000 AMK102.7 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, Florida Gators and the Miami Dolphins join them in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. for their Ash Wednesday Service. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, the forty days, not counting Sundays, preceding Easter. Lent commemorates Jesus temptation and fast prior to the Cross. Traditionally Gods people have used ashes as a sign of penitence and mournoffering. A persons journey through Lent should bring us closer to Gods Will for their daily lives. Blountstown UMC youth will begin serving the fluffy pancakes at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meaningful Ash Wednesday Service in the sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. The church is located on SR 20, across from Subway. Fastpitch Softball Clinic March 3 This clinic will be available to all girls currently in 4 8 grade. This is being offered to Tolar Middle School and Hosford School students only$30participation fee For more information call Britt Kent at (850) 567-1722Sign-up Deadline Feb. 25Corinth Baptist Church
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 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 WhaleyDo you know any old-time cures for rheumatism? -N. C., Kenosha, WIWe know many socalled remedies, but we wouldnt stand behind them for accuracy or even safety. Poplar tree leaf buds are mentioned in some biblical refer ences as the ingredients for a balm made with olive oil. Scientists today recognize the poplar bud for its chemical compounds that mimic aspirin, but it seems unlikely that a liniment of those chemi cals would have the same desired effects. To many rheumatism sufferers, a spell of warm, clear weather is the best remedy for those aches and pains that seem to act up when the barometer is showing a storm on the horizon. Ginger root or horseradish might be made into a heat-producing poultice. Massage can be an effective treatment for rheumatism, and various massage oils were recommended by the oldtimers, using almost any fragrant herb commonly available. Rosemary, lavender, marjoram, sage, and various mints might be used, or oil of almonds. Bag balm and other barnyard remedies used as lini ments for the livestock were sometimes used for both man and beast. Again, we recommend none, though the herbal rubs and ointments are mostly harmless, if not particularly effective. Is it true that Laura Ingalls Wilders books were once banned in this country? -R. W., Las Cruces, NMNo, they werent actu ally banned, but one of the books in her Little House series was chal lenged as being discrimi natory toward Native Americans. There was an attempt to keep it from the bookshelves in schools and some libraries, but the effort proved unsuccessful. Two challenges to the book occurred in 1993, one in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and the other in Sturgis, South Dakota. The Little House on the Prairie does contain statements that, if taken out of context, might be misconstrued as derogatory toward Native Americans whom the Ingalls family encountered on their trip westward, but even young children seem to comprehend that the author of the book speaks out against such racial prejudices. Fond readers of the Laura Ingalls Wilder series that begins with The Little House in the Big Woods are often puzzled by the discrimi nation charge. Indeed, the books were unusually open-minded about the effects of the early settlement and development of America on Native Americans. In the stories, based on the true accounts of Laura and her parents and siblings, the family is frightened by an encounter with Native Americans in the Kansas Indian Territory, where the Ingalls have built a log house. Unlike one of their neighbors, Mr. Scott, however, whose opinion is that the only good Indian is a dead Indian, Pa that Indians would be as peaceable as anybody else if they were let alone. On the other hand, they had been moved west so many times that naturally they hated white folks. The books in the original series were published between 1932 and 1943; The Little House on the Prairie came out in 1935. It was this book in par ticular that the Michael Landon television series was based upon, but all of the books are still popular with both young and old audiences today. I received a Yucatn hammock for Christmas, bear much weight. Is it safe? -H. A., Lexington, MAIf your hammock is brand-new and shows no obvious structural defects, chances are that it is safe and sound. Compared to the thicker rope hammocks with the wooden stretcher bars that were more familiar with in New England, the Yucatn hammocks do appear delicate, but cotton threads are tightly woven in an intricate lacework that is amaz ingly strong. History reports that early Mayans wove hammocks from the bark of the hamack tree. Hammocks were also used in the Bahamas, according to Christopher Colum bus, and sailors aboard ships commonly used them. To test your hammock for strength, try lying crosswise on the hammock and see if the material sags in the middle at all. It should support you in an almost legs and your head at about even distance from the ground. Next, lie in your hammock in the conventional way, but with your head very near to one end. You should be in an almost upright position, with your legs more or less parallel to the ground. If these two positions are workable, you should be able to twist and turn and experiment with various postures in your hammock. Because the hammocks have no stretcher bar to keep them open, they take a little getting used to, but youre unlikely to fall out of them because they tend to wrap themselves around you quite snugly. In our experience, the only real danger with the Yucatn hammocks is that if they are exposed to strong sunlight for sevyield to the elements of the weather and gradually lose their strength. In this case, you may have rips and tears in the weave and should replace the hammock. Because Yucatn hammocks are so lightweight, however, it is easy to bring them indoors if you will not be using them for extended periods of time. This will prolong their natural longevity. FEB. 20, MONDAY -Washingtons Birthday (observed). Metropolitan Museum of Art opened, New York, 1872. Model Cindy Crawford born, 1966. FEB. 21, TUESDAY -Shrove Tuesday. New Moon. Conjunction of Neptune and the Moon. First telephone book issued, 1878. Poet W. H. Auden born, 1907. FEB. 22, WEDNESDAY -Ash Wednesday. Moon on equator. colonists by Native Americans, 1630. Half a loaf is better than none. FEB. 23, THURSDAY -Conjunction of Mercury and the Moon. President John Quincy Adams died, 1848. Song As Time Goes By, from movie Casablanca, copyrighted, 1943. FEB. 24, FRIDAY -St. Matthias. Conjunction of Uranus and the Moon. Thomas Edison married Mina Miller, whom he wooed with Morse code, 1886. FEB. 25, SATURDAY -Conjunction of Venus and the Moon. George Washington held first Cabinet meeting as president of the United States, 1793. FEB. 26, SUNDAY -First Sunday in Lent. Olympic swimmer Jenny Thompson born, 1973. Spelling Bee, television, 1940. 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FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 Community members came together in fellowship, unity and community pride to celebrate Black History Month with a parade and festival Saturday in Blountstown. There were many rade. After the parade, everyone met at Clay Mary Historical park for the Annual Black Heritage Festival to enjoy afternoon of food, music and fun. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Black History PARADE
Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22, 2012 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Feb 29-Mar 6, 2012 Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol Dental Clinic LIBERTY (Kg & 1st grade pizza) *Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. CA L HOUN Wednesday BREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs with cheese grits. LUNCH: Chicken and rice apple sauce and whole wheat roll.Thursday BREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit with potato tots.LUNCH: Chicken fajita wrap with whole kernel corn and diced pears.Friday BREAKFAST: French toast sticks with syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Pepperoni pizza with garden salad and fresh fruit.Monday BREAKFAST: Pancakes with syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: Hot dog with baked beans, apple sauce and cookie or crackers.Tuesday BREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs with cheese grits. LUNCH: Beef tacos with cheese, salsa, lettuce and tomato, whole kernel corn and fresh fruit.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. LCHS Bulldog BeatLibertys Ben Beckwith received a superior rating at District 2 Solo/Ensemble festival on February 10 at BCF in Graceville where he performed his snare drum solo, Drumnastics. Ben is a 5th year band member and a sophomore student at Liberty County High School. blountstown elementary schoolValentines Day celebrated We celebrated Valentines Day with lots of the celebrated with a special breakfast and pajama day. It was a great day at B.E.S.!Yearbooks on sale nowThe B.E.S. 2011-2012 yearbooks are on sale now! The cost of the yearbooks are $22. Please purchase yours as soon as possible. They will be on sale until March 30. Dates to Remember *February 28 FCAT Writes Test for 4th Graders *March 2 Family Breakfast *March 12 Family Reading and Math Night A Honor Roll 2nd grade: Baggett Michael, Calam Emily, Castaneda Emma, Coleman Jada, Dasher Danae, Hatchett Kaiden, Horne Trace, Huffman S ahquacey, Jones Benjamin, Lomarquez Leyanna, Marshall S arah, Mcclellan Dylan, Mccrary Hope, Mcleod Theron, Mcpherson Ayden, Nowling Kimberly, Okelley Arron, Parramore Reece, Pyles Lani, Riley Mckenzie, Robinson Schrock Jenna, Speights Kellen, Tomlinson John, Wallace Faith. 3rd grade: Brown Mezekiel, Cessna Justin, Deason Emma, Eubanks Cydnee, Hall Reagan, Messick James, Milligan Ian, Nichols Annalyn, Pelt Haley, Pitts Hanna, Pumphrey Logan, Ramsey Richard, Richards Danny, Williams Carah, Williams Hunter, Willis Madelyn and Yoder Morgan. 4th grade: Brown Michael, S abry, Dees S hawn, Fuller Emily, Hall Terri, Hatchett Kendall, Holloway Isabelle, Layne Braden, Masai Cameron, Mcgill Alyssa, Roberts Shelby, Taylor Chloe, Todd Kaleb, Todd Katelyn, Walters-Medina Clara and Yon Keagan. 5th grade: Barrett Topanga, Blair S ailor, Borelli Caden, Burch Kobe, Clark Hunter, Dabney Keirra, Darnell Thomas, Harris Katelyn, Holloway Emily, Johnson Abrey, Lytle Corey, OBryan Christopher, Porter Jacen and Yoder Laney. A/B Honor Roll 2nd grade: Abbott Michael, Adkins Madison, Alday Antonio, Bailey Braeden, Bailey Royce, don, Boutwell James, Brown Abby, Downum Jakob, Godwin Ryan, Granger Zoey, Grant Keyston, Hall Cazz, Jerkins Jordan, Manning James, Marquez Jose, Nandho Fidel, S ecor Zachariah, Speights Mattia, Starling William, Thrasher Dixson, Thurman Billie, Thurman Billy, Todd Joshua, Washington Taniyah, Williams Spencer, Willis Preston and Wooten Uleeza. 3rd grade: Bailey Jacob, Boutwell Destinee, Brown Charlotte, Brown Jacquez, Calam Wyatt, Dwiggins Mason, Fuller Nicholas, Gonzalez Gabriela, Grantham Eric, Hall Brody, Hatcher Jayce, Herrell Jacob, Kent Cody, Lambeth Caleb, Lambeth Hailey, Langley Tyra, Lee Trenton, Lewis Catherine, Justin, McClendon Mathew, Mitchell Vallaree, Mosher Austin, Mullins Angelica, Nandho ers Riley, Shaw Sydney, Slutz Jonathan, Tomica Trais, Trejo Jaime, Tribue Brionna, Vincente Liliana, Vinson Matthew, Whitfield Hunter, Whitworth Jeremy, Williams Deshaun and Williams Jaren. 4th grade: Battle India, Burch Kaleb, Dudley Aliah, Faircloth Cameron, Fielder Jarett, Fields Gregory, Garrett Beyonce, Hatchett Carson, Hill Summer, Kuether Jessica, Lee James, Martinez Brandon, Martinez Brian, Mccloud Pola, Mears Reagan, Parramore Noah, Puente Saul, Summerlin Britney, Vowell Tyler and Wyrick Karen. 5th grade: Bennett Breeanna, Braxton Codi, Bright Niya, Burch Autumn, Causey James, Hamm Maria, Hires Karsen, Hoagland Aimee, KelLoree Madison, Martin Austin, Nandho Carlos, Nandho Enrique, Nickell Hannah, Peacock Trent, Pitts Dustyn, Porter John, Pumphrey Anna, Pyles Autumn, Ramos S ydney, Rauschenberg Matthew, Rebollar Maria, Reddoch Shaye, Taylor Madison, Thrasher Corey, Torrence Vanessa, Williams Jeffrey and Yon Tristan.LCHSs Ben Beckwith rates superior at District 2 Solo/ Ensemble festival Feb. 10The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and the Calhoun County School Board would like to inform you that students will be taking the FCAT Writing Test on Tuesday, Feb.28. The FCAT Writing Test is administered to Grades 4, 8, and 10 students in one 45-minute session in which students write an essay in response to a prompt. Students will receive a planning sheet on which to plan his/her writing, but writing responses must be recorded in the writing folder. Students will receive a score on a scale of 1-6 points. Please be sure to review the following policies before the day of the test: electronic devices during testing, including, but not limited to, cell phones and smart phones, even if they are turned off. We encourage students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing. a pledge prior to testing that states I agree that I will not give or receive unauthorized help during this test. I understand that giving or receiving such help during the test is cheating and will result in the invalidation of my test results. If any student is caught cheating during the assessment, his or her test will not be scored. completing the test (for lunch, an appointment, illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Wednesday and Thursday, February 29 and March 1, are reserved as make-up days for the FCAT Writing Test. Thank you for supporting your student as he/she prepares for the test. Calhoun County announces FCAT writing test planned Feb. 28 for grades 4, 8 & 10
The Blountstown Chapter of FBLA attended the DLC Awards and Elections event at Chipola College on Thursday, February 16. We are very proud of the following students who received awards. *Mitchell Darnell 1st Place Business Calculations *Kylee Harrell 1st Place Computer Problem Solving *Missy Newsome 1st Place Intro to Parliamentary Procedures *Shelby Strawn 1st Place Spreadsheet *Amanda Long lst Place Business Ethics *Rimte Haque 1st Place Business Ethics *Calen Masai 2nd Place Public Speaking I *Corey Darnell 5th Place Intro to Business Communications FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 Wed. 2/22 FFA Teacher Appreciation Cookout; SWAT Meeting 2:45 Thurs. 2/23 MS Softball/Baseball vs. Hosford, 3 p.m.; V Baseball at FAMU, 5:30 p.m.; V Softball vs. Vernon, 6 p.m. Fri. 2/24 FCA Gym Huddle 7:15 a.m.; FFA state Livestock Prelims.; V Softball vs. Sneads, 6 p.m. Mon. 2/27 Godspell Jrs. & Srs. Chipola 9:30 a.m.; Athletic Banquet, 6 p.m. Tues. 2/28 PTO Meeting, 5 p.m.; V Baseball at Wewa, 6 p.m.; V Softball vs. North Bay Haven, 6 p.m.; FCAT Writes Wed. 2/29 FCAT Writes Thurs. 3/1 MS Softball vs. Blountstown MS, 3 p.m,; V Softball at Vernon, 6 p.m.; MS/V Baseball vs. Blountstown/Franklin, 3/6 p.m.; FCAT Writes Fri. 3/2 V Softball vs. Wewa, 6 p.m.; V Baseball at Graceville, 6 p.m.; Math Olympics at Wallace Sat. 3/3 PTO BBQ, plates available 10 12 in the lunchroom Five juniors and seven seniors from Blountstown High School attended Chipola Colleges Throssell Literature/Language Festival on Friday, February 17. *Trent Smith won third place in the writing contest and third place in the grammar/mechanics/usage contest; *Caitlyn Stewart won second place in the grammar/mechanics/usage contest. *Devon Roulhac won second place in the speech contest, and *Karah Beaver won second place in the oral interpretation contest. *In addition, Gigi Gutierrez won second place in the Spanish language contest. *Also, Tayzee Liarson won honorable mention in the humanities contest. Students from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties competed. The administration, faculty and staff are very proud of all of our students who competed. Each of the students represented Blountstown High School well. We are also proud to state that our students won more awards than any other high school there. The Wildcats started the season off right Friday night with a win against West Gadsden 10-0. FROM LEFT: Coach Aaron Everett, Aaron Young, Anthony Young, Brendan Dew, Jacob OBryan, Logan Stone, Caleb Chew, Porter Smith, Jae Fielder, Justin Waldroff, Statisticians Carly Schwartz, Mary Sewell and Head Coach Arthur Faurot. Haque, Shelby Strawn and Debra Perdue (sponsor). Hosford School celebrated Valentines Day at Family Reading Night with a book giveaway! Families enjoyed the afternoon reading with their child and snacking on popcorn and drinks. Each child who attended was able to choose a free book to keep. On Wednesday, Feb. 15 students that were unable to attend Family Reading Night were invited to choose a book during the school day. Hosford School celebrates Valentines Day with Family Reading night giveawayThanks to Ms. Edna Brown, one of Hosford Schools kindergarten students is the owner of a large stuffed frog. Cutler Carpenter was our lucky winner! Ms. Brown donated the animal to be used for our PBS to encour age students to use their positive behavior. All proceeds from this drawing will be used to restock the PAWMart, our PBS store.Hosfords Cutler Carpenter wins green frog during positive behavior drawingAlthas Varsity Baseball kicks off the season with a 10-0 win Beaver, Gigi Gutierrez, Trent Smith, Caitlyn Stewart and Tayzee Liarson.BHS Students attend Throssell Literature/Language Festival blountstown high schoolBHS FBLA attends DLC awards & elections at Chipola altha wildcats BHS Calendar of Events Wednesday, Feb. 22 FCA Huddle7:20 A.M.; Afterschool Reading Tutoring 3-4 p.m. Thursday, February 23 Softball @ Franklin County 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 Baseball vs. South Walton Home @ 4 p.m.; Softball vs. Bozeman Home @ 6 p.m.; FFA State Leadership Summit Haines City (Friday thru Sunday) Monday, Feb. 27 Afterschool Reading Tutoring 3-4 p.m.
GARDENING Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22, 2012Theyre back! Its that time of year when the advertisements in the Sunday newspaper supplements promise maintenance-free lawns that will sur vive anywhere. This last weekend saw the return of an advertisement that promises a lawngrass that will grow where other grasses wont, that will eliminate endless weeds and weeding, and cuts watering by as much as two-thirds. According to the advertisement, this seemingly perfect grass is zoysia. And while zoysia is a warm-season grass that is one to consider for southern lawns, its important to learn more about what is being advertised before sending them your money. The grass being sold in the Sunday supplement is Amazoy Zoysia. According to the University of Florida, Meyer (Z-52, Amazoy) has been in use since the 1950s. It is very slow to establish, and Hunting billbugs and nematodes pose serious problems with Meyer, limiting its use in Florida. Meyer zoysiagrass performed very poorly in trials conducted at Florida locations and its use in Florida is discouraged. But while the Meyer variety is not recommended, there are many new improved varieties of zoysia that are worth taking a look at. In recent years, dramatic improvements in zoysiagrass have been made by turfgrass breeders. These improvements include insect resistance, accelerated establishment, and overall performance. Zoysiagrasses are adapted to a variety of soil types and have good tolerance to shade, salt, and resists weed invasion, but certain pests can be problematic. To learn more about the several species and varieties of zoysiagrass used for residential and commercial landscapes, University of Florida publication entitled Zoysiagrass for Florida Lawns. Its available online at www.edis.ifas. Many people are looking for a miracle grass because they are having problems with their low the landscaping principal of right plant, right place. Evaluate the site to determine why you are having problems. Remember, sometimes the best option is not to replace poor-performing turf with another type of turf, but to consider other options. There are some places in a landscape where turf is not the right plant. Improper cultural practices such as low mowing, frequent irrigation and overfertilization can also cause a decline in turfgrass. Know your type of grass and follow recommended cultural practices. Zoysiagrass maintenance is different from that of other Florida lawn grasses. When improper maintenance practices are followed, undesirable results are likely to occur. This winter has seen dramatic swings in temperatures and this will have an effect on our landscapes. But resist the urge to try miracle cures. Its always keep in mind the old saying, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa County The Jackson County Florida Master Gardeners will host the 5th annual garden fair and plant sale March 17 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be at the Jackson Ave, Marianna. seedlings, ornamentals, Shiitake mushroom kits, blueberry bushes, olive, Red Navel orange, Meyer lemon and Satsuma trees and composting, raised bed gardening and hoop house demonstrations. The plant doctor will be in. Bring your sickly plants, roots and all, for agent Rob Trawick to analyze. Find additional resources in the bookstore. Visit vendor booths for homemade garden arts and crafts. Bring the kids, there will be seeds to sow and take home. Come see the chickens, rabbits and goats. Refreshments will be for sale. sociation seeks eligible peanut producers who are interested in serving Association will hold a nominations election to select two nominees for Board during the meeting on March 8 at the Jackson County Agricultural peanut producers are encouraged to participate. Eligible producers are those who are engaged in the production and sale of peanuts and who own or share the ownership and risk of loss of the crop. the alternate. The term for the current from each state for the position of alternate. The National Board will submit Floridas slate of nominations to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, who makes the appointments. courages inclusion of persons of any race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beall persons who qualify as peanut producers to attend the meeting and run for nomination. ship in industry-government boards diversity of individuals served by the programs. Association is the state certified check-of organization for peanuts and represents Floridas peanut farmers in the areas of promotion, research and education. sents all USA peanut farmers and their families. The mission of the Board is to provide USA peanut growers with a receptive and growing market for their peanuts and the information and -Private drives and roads -Food plots -Home sites -Small acreage at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas (850) 447-0849LAND CLEARING, EXCA V A TION AND ROOT RAKING FOR: Liberty County School Board is proposing changes to the following policies: cords activities tive Personnel Liberty County School Board is proposing the creation of the following policy: cal Restraint Copies of all policies are available at OPEN Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menuA little out of the way, A lot less to payFamily Coastal Seafood RestaurantCome see us for the best seafood and prices around for a really great meal.
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Charles McClellan Funeral HomeButler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277Charles K. McClellanLicensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. OBITUARIES Telephone (850) 674-2266 Y our hometown funeral home since 1994A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On!Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon PeavyPeavy Funeral Home& CrematoryALTHA Elizabeth Anne Betsy Knight, 73, of Altha, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 in Tallahassee. Born on June 8, 1938 in Orlando, she had lived in Calhoun County since 1962, coming from Tallahassee. She was a wife, mother and founder of Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary in 1988. She made her debut in 1956 at the Rosalind Social Club in Orlando. She also served as a librarian for two years. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church near Altha. Survivors include one son, Philip Barclay Knight and his wife, Lana of Altha; three daughters, Kathy Knight Varnum of Tallahassee, Mary Virginia Ginny Scott and her husband, Tom of Ocean Springs, MS and Sarah Elizabeth Westmor land and her husband, Adam of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren, Jacob Carrington Knight, Zackery Varnum, Stephanie Gabrielle Boss, Katherine Elizabeth Boss, Josh Knight, Joshua Westmorland, Phillip Cushman Knight, Shelby Arminda Knight and Adam Barclay Westmorland; and one great-granddaughter, Adelin Anne Boss. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Steve Warren and Interment will follow on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. (CST) at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrange ments.KA THLEEN KA T SEGERSBLOUNTSTOWN Kathleen (Kat) Segers, 53, of Blountstown, passed away Saturday, Feb., 18, 2012 in Blountstown. She was born on June 2, 1958 in Blountstown and had lived here all of her life. A caregiver and a homemaker, she was of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Junior and Jeanette Hill. Survivors include her husband, Aaron Segers of Blountstown; two sons, Jimmy Taunton and his wife, Connie of Altha and Jacob Segers of Blountstown; one daughter, Marsha Furr and her husband, Andy of Marianna; two brothers, Ruben Hill of Blountstown and Johnny Hill and his wife, Darlene of Tallahassee; two sisters, Annette Hill and Lindy Sherrod and her husband, Charles, all of Blountstown; three grandchildren, Tia Miller, Leigha Knowles and Kaleb Wells; one great-granddaughter, Ansleigh Knowles; a great niece, Jordan Lee and a great nephew, Jensen Lee and a host of other nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21 from the graveside at Wood Cemetery in Blountstown with Reverend Ernie Gray Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. ERNESTINE T OOTSIE HIRES HENTHORNEHOSFORD Ernestine Tootsie Hires Henthorne, 65, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 in Hosford. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jake and Myra Finch; a son, John Reddick; and a husband, Robert Bobby Hires. Survivors include her husband, Dan Henthorne; one daughter, Becky Lollie and her husband, Jamie; three sons, Roger Reddick and his wife, Sandra, Daryl Hires and his wife, Tiffany, and Gerald Hires and his wife Stephanee; one sister, Iristene Tina Atwell; nine grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. from the graveside at Good Hope Cemetery in Telogia. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of the arrangements. Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. WHAT BETTER TRIBUTE CAN THERE BE?EAST GADSDEN UNIT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Bristol, Liberty County, FL, proposes to enact the following Ordinance numbered 2012-02: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL, FLORIDA, TO BE ENTITLED; AN ORDINANCE REVISING AND UPDATING THE CITY OF BRISTOL LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; ESTABLISHING A PURPOSE AND INTENT; DESCRIBING SAID REVISIONS; ESTABLISHING APPLICABILITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR A COPY ON FILE. On March 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. (ET), at City Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver Street, Bristol, FL. A copy of the proposed ordinance may be inspected at City Hall. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Those requiring special accommodations or an interpreter in order to participate should notify the This notice is dated in Bristol, Liberty County, FL, this 22nd day of February, 2012. H. Mitch Willis, Chairman, Robin M. Hatcher, City Clerk NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Bristol, Liberty County, FL, proposes to enact the following Ordinance numbered 2012-01: AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF SIMULATED GAMBLING DEVICES IN THE CITY OF BRISTOL, LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA; ESTABLISHING EXEMPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR CIVIL PENALTIES AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF; PROVIDING FOR SPECIFIC CIVIL PENALTY AMOUNTS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF LAW; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. On March 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. (ET), at City Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver Street, Bristol, FL. A copy of the proposed ordinance may be inspected at City Hall. Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Those requiring special accommodations or an interpreter in order to participate should noThis notice is dated in Bristol, Liberty County, FL, this 22nd day of February, 2012. H. 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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 22, 2012 ACHIEVEMENTRonnie Hand, Principal of Blountstown High School, is pleased to announce that Leah Caitlyn Stewart, daughter of John and Kathy Stewart, has been selected as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. The National Merit Scholarship Program is a nationwide academic competition for recogni tion and scholarships. In the fall of her Junior year, Caitlyn participated in the PSAT/NMSQT, the qualifying test for Na tional Merit Scholarship Program. Of the 1.5 million students who participated, Caitlyn was one of 16,000 ists. In February 2012, Caitlyn was recognized as a National Merit Finalist, based upon her academic excellence, ability, skill, and accomplishment. Blountstown High School is extremely proud to recognize Caitlyn for this high academic honor. Open Sunday Feb. 26 for SaleBlountstowns Leah Caitlyn Stewart selected as a National Libertys Jimmy Brown selected as 2012 Sunshine State ScholarJimmy Brown of Hosford has been selected as a 2012 Sunshine State Scholar from Liberty County. A program that began as a science and math competition has evolved into an exciting initiative that recognizes each school districts top student in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and provides opportunities for those scholars to meet with college, university, and industry leaders. Jimmy traveled to Orlando Feb. 16-17 with his parents and a teacher from his school. He attended a special awards presentation and recruitment fair. He also met with representatives from Floridas public and private colleges and universities. While in Orlando, the group stayed at the Doubletree Hotel at the entrance to Universal Orlando. They also received a one day/two park pass to use at Universal on Friday or Saturday. Jimmy is the son of Doyal and Beth Brown. BECOME A VOLUNTEERBECOME A VITAL P ART OF THE ADVOCACY TEAM. HELP AN ABUSED, NEGLECTED OR OTHER WISE AT -RISK CHILD BY BECOMING A VOLUNTEER GUARDIAN AD LITEM. DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILDS LIFE.FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATIONPHONE (850) 410-4642
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 Liberty County High SoftballLCHS Varsity player Avery Kent pulls back to throw the ball home to get the runner out. Libertys Jr. Varsity Odra Chapman winds up for the pitch. ABOVE: Libertys Jr. Varsity Crystal Lemieux catches the ball at third base as she waits for the runner. BELOW: Varsity Dawg Montana Manley reaches out to scoop up the ball.The Liberty County High School Varsity and Jr. Varsity teams played Wakulla Friday afternoon. The girls played hard but fell to the visiting team, with the Liberty JV losing 9-6 and the Varsity team taking a hard loss of 11-4. Libertys Koree Guthrie went 3 for 4 and Montana Manley went 2 for 4. Kayla Johnson pitched 10 strikeouts during the game. The girls hold a 5-1 record with a 3-0 in district play. The team will be playing in the Florida/Alabama Challenge Friday and Saturday in Panama City. Friday night the team plays at 8 and 10 p.m. and Saturday they play at 12 and 2 p.m. at Frank Brown Park. DANIEL WILLIAM PHOTOSABOVE: Libertys Jr. Varsity Brittany Mercer reaches up to make the catch. BELOW: LCHS Varsity Carly Sapp sits ready for the runner.
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FEBRUARY 22, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 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 without too many problems, this week, Aries. Enjoy the an opportunity to catch up on T AURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, a social event this week could put you in contact with some friends you havent spoken to in a for your social life. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 the two of you. It could blossom into romantic attraction if you CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, love and affection surround you this week. You with close friends and family members this week. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 trip down Memory Lane. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 from a special someone this week. This person has their eyes on you, and you will want to reciprocate LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 manners could pay off for you this week. Someone who respects you you simply cannot pass on. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, if youre attached, af between you and your partner. Someone special may approach you if youre unattached. SAGITT ARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 and experience to work in a creative way this week. If CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, your mind will wander, but your body will stay home this week. Enjoy the time to creatively daydream and relax the days away carefree. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 time to loosen up and stop that have been on your mind. Its much more about the PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, put the breaks on a this week.Week of Feb. 26 ~ Mar. 3FEBRUARY 26 FEBRUARY 27 FEBRUARY 29 MARCH 2 MARCH 3 Australian boxer puppies 2 feThree goats LOST & FOUNDLOST: Blue Healer/Australian Shepherd mix 2-22, 2-29FOUND: Medium size dog male, 2-22, 2-29FOUND: Bulldog/Walker mix, mile below Lake Mystic. Call 6432-22, 2-29FOUND: Small Dachshund, near Lake Mystic Baptist Church. Call 643-6646. FOUND: Hand held blower in Bristol area. Call to identify 643FOUND: White Shih Tzu, male, found in White Pond area near Sheltons Store. No collar. Call 762-3966. WANTEDSomeone to tutor2-22, 2-29Plastic Coca-Cola drink bottles, condition and have cap. Will pay Coke product plastic bottles only. Call 674-2777. Plywood in good condition refurnace. All reasonably priced. Call 674-3264. Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty UFN EQUIPMENT & TOOLSAir jack 2-22, 2-29 CAMPERS32 ft. travel trailer in excellent HUNTING & FISHING1999 14 Rivercraft boat with a or will trade for an ATV. Call 6932-22, 2-2912 ft. Jon boat 2-22, 2-29Knight in-line muzzle loader 1996 Lake Sport AL Bass boat, in Hosford. HOME & LAND2000 Fleetwood doublewide mobile home, 4BD, 2 BA in Bris850-567-1423For RentOn Ochlockonee River below dam Mobile Home, $450/monthwith small deposit NO PETS Bryant said a third suspect who had pawned some of the stolen property was An eyewitness in Liberty County reported seeing the dark green Honda on Joe Chason Circle in Bristol at 12:30 day that three homes including one on SR 20 in Bristol and two pulling up at the Spring Street residence of Holland and one of the would-be robbers saw each other through a window and the neighbor noticed the car before it pulled in at Hollands home and described it as a dark green older model Honda Accord with dark-tinted Liberty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers credited outstanding cooperation among area law enforcement agencies in last weeks takes to solve something Steve Swier about homes between morning and early afternoon at a door was kicked in and the homes were ransacked with drawers pulled out and the overturned and containers were emptied in the TWO ARRESTED continued from the front page to the front door, said Capt. Michael Bryant of the Calhoun kicked his door open and when he the previous day by Lamar Holland in Bristol. He was also Holland had told them about.
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We specialize in sales and repair of tires for:Commercial Trucks and Trailers, OTR Equipment, Farm Equipment, Passenger Car & Light Truck Tires JEMISON Heating & Cooling, Lic# RM1416924Carrier Equipment All types of alterations shortened Call 643-4536 $5 Julia Davis LEG AL NOTICESNOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that COY DASHER the holder deed to be issued thereon. year of issuance, the descrip tion of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Year of Issuance: 2006 Description of Property: (Parcel ID#006-1S-5W-00083-009) Lot 5, Block C, Lowry Acres, an unrecorded plat, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the NE Corner of the NW ~ of Section 6, Township 1 South, Range 5 Florida Kathleen E. Brown Deputy Clerk 2-15 T 3-7 ________________________________Invitation to BidThe Liberty County Board of Commission County Road Department is accepting bids on: 1997 Ford Ambulance VIN# 1FDK37F1VEC72386 (Engine and Transmission has oil leaks) May be seen at the County Road Department yard. All Call 643-4040 or 566-9333 from 7-11 a.m. or 1-5:30 p.m. Bids will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. (ET) on March 5, 2012 at the Liberty County Clerks house, Hwy. 20, P. O. Box 399, Bristol, Florida 32321 and will be opened and read aloud on March 8, 2012 at 6 p.m. (ET) at the regular commission meeting at the Liberty County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend. Please indicate on the envelope that this is a sealed bid and for what. The Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept or reject any or all bids and to accept the bid in their judgment will be in the best interest of Liberty County. 2-15, 2-22West; 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 particularly described as follows: 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: Book 66, Page 445, Public Records of Liberty County, Said property being in the County of Liberty, State of Florida. be redeemed according to law the property described in such highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 20th day of March 2012 at 11:00 A.M., E.S.T. 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