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Almanac.....11 Two weddings and one birthday...7 Obituaries.....17 Classied ads...20 & 21 Job Market...22 Sheriff's Log...2 Leon escapee caught at Ministry Center in Blountstown...2 Liberty School Board gets $24,000...3 THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL CLJNews.com WEDNESDA Y, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 9 50includes tax by Kristy Terry, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce DirectorBLOUNTSTOWN The 65th Annual Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet was held Thursday, Feb. 23rd at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. The evening began with a recep tion featuring historic photos and newspaper clippings, followed by dinner and an awards presentation. U.S. Representative Steve Southerland was the special guest for the evening, and helped start the program by presenting Calhoun County native and Tuskegee Airman, Cornelius Davis with a let ter of appreciation. Rep. Southerland also presented Davis with the Chambers Pioneer Award for his service with the Airmen in World War II. After an invocation given by Paul Smith, guests enjoyed a steak dinner prepared and served by Pork Barrel Barbecue. During dinner, images captured throughout the past year were shown in Price, Daniels among those honored at Calhoun Chamber banquet Thurs.Frances Price holds hands with her husband Doug after receiving the Citizen of the Year award. Below, Kinard Volunteer Fire Department Chief Doyle Daniels accepts his Volunteer of the Year award from Ben Hall. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOSby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA 44-year-old Clarksville man was killed and his truck burned after he crashed into a wooded area off the road sometime after 10 p.m. Friday night. The fatality Firefighters arrived to find little more than the skeletal remains of the driver who was still in the car. He appeared to have been strapped in with the seatbelt, said Altha Fire Chief Scott Waldorff. The seatbelt had burned off but the buckle was still clipped into the holder. According to the accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Swain was traveling north on County The 1986 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving went off the road, onto the southbound shoulder and ran into the woods. The truck clipped a utility pole and pushed over a couple of smaller trees before hitting another tree and within six feet of the truck, said Waldorff. After a power company employee was able to verify that the line was the truck was completely burned up when we got there, Waldorff said. What was left of the tires was still burning and an aluminum toolbox had melted into the bed of the truck, he said. He said there were a lot of unknowns with this Clarksville man dies in ery crash near Calhoun County line Hill announces plans to seek the Dist. 7 seatLiberty County Clerk of Court Robert Hill says he will seek the District 7 seat in the Florida House of Representatives after redistricting left Liberty County without an incumbent. Hill, who is completing his third term as Clerk, said he had already planned to retire when he became interested in the job after learning that redistricting will place Marti Coley in District 5. I feel I understand the needs of the counties that are in District 7, said Hill. My background as an educator, Clerk of Court, and county administrator provides me with a broad and unique understanding of the issues important to rural counties. Hill was a math teacher and a coach for 25 years, then served four years as Liberty County School Superintendent and was re-elected as Clerk of Court three times. According to Ryan Duffy, spokesman for the Florida House Redistricting Committee, District 5 includes the counties of Jackson, Washington, Walton and Holmes along with a section of Bay County. He said District 7 is now made up of Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor and Lafayette counties as well as a small section of the western section of Leon County.----------See CHAMBER BANQUET continued on page 13 --------------------See FATALITY continued on page 24 ----------ROBERT HILL by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorElection day may be far away and coming forward to declare their intent to of Court, Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector, School Superintendent, Elections Supervisor, three County Commission seats as well as two School Board positions. CALHOUN COUNTY Eighteen people have already stepped forward to claim their spot on the Calhoun County ballot. The list includes: Property Appraiser: Incumbent Terry Stone (D). Tax Collector: Incumbent Becky Trickey-Smith, (D). School Superintendent: Incumbent Tommy McClellan (D), who already has (NPA), Ralph Yoder (NPA) and Logan Barbee (D). Elections Supervisor: Incumbent Marie Laramore (NPA), Sky Scott (D) and Sharon A. Chason (D). County Commission, District 1: County Commission, District 3: Sr. (D), Lee Shelton (D) and Nick Stone (NPA). County Commission, District 5: Incumbent Harold Pickron (D). County Judge: Grover (Nonpartisan).Eighteen Calhoun candidates, four in Liberty declare intent to seek ofce in 2012 election----------See CANDIDATES DECLARE INTENT continued on page 24 ----------Monica Atkins smiles joyfully as she plays her drum and marches into the Black History Banquet in Blountstown Friday night. See more on page 19. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL
Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 2012 CALHOUN COUNTYFeb. 19 Lamar Lashen Peterson, possession of a controlled substance (crack) with intent to distribute, BPD. Feb. 20 Justin Martice Black, VOP, CCSO. Feb. 21 Adrian White, VOP, BPD. Stacy Futch, VOP, CCSO. Sara Locklear, domestic battery, CCSO. Feb. 22 Cardonial Thomas, aggravated assault with a firearm, CCSO. Michael Teston, VOCP, CCSO. Dortha Catalano, VOSP, CCSO. Feb. 23 Zachary Holliday, disorderly intoxication, BPD. James Porter, trespassing (structure), CCSO. Vallerie Loranger, trespassing (structure), CCSO. Krystal Attaway, contempt, CCSO. Feb. 24 Lamaris Jones, failure to appear, possession of drug paraphernalia, BPD. Feb. 25 Keontre Simpson, driving with license suspended or revoked, CCSO. Christopher William Lewis, battery (times 2), Gadsden County warrants, CCSO. Feb. 26 Robert Sangster, burglary of a structure with battery, CCSO. Laura Wilson, VOP, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYFeb. 21 Michelle Purkey, driving with license suspended or revoked, VOSP, LCSO. Sara Locklear, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Stacy Futch, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Feb. 22 Dortha Catalano, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Feb. 23 Valerie Loranger, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Rakim McFaden, holding for Marion County, LCSO. Krystal Attaway, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Feb. 24 Eddie Lee Carter, writ of attachment, LCSO. Conley Burke, battery, LCSO.S H ERIFFS LOGBlountstown Police Dept.Feb. 20 through Feb. 26, 2012 Citations issued: Accidents...............01 .................18 Special details Business alarms Residential alarms..........00 Complaints..............................................................43 Jennifer Shuler, Esq.Attorney at Law Business Real Property Divorce WillsBy Appointment (850) 866-3680or contact me at email@example.comCALL ME FOR A FREE LIVING WILL NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC Why shop with us, we beat major city prices! Carrabelle, Florida Call us at (850) 697-4383 WENDEE W ALDENBristol woman convicted on meth charge; ordered to complete treatment programA Bristol woman charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia was found guilty on both counts by a six-member jury in Liberty County court after 33 minutes of deliberation last week. Wendee Walden, 37, was arrested last September after investigators found items throughout her Old Post Road home and in a backyard shed indicating that meth was being cooked as well as used on the premises, according to an arrest report. Deputies were called to the home after she argued with a family member, who then that she had methamphetamine. Items collected during the search included a pipe and a small plastic container that both tested positive for methamphetamine, a three-quarters full bottle of muriatic acid, two pieces of tin foil with burned meth residue along with other items commonly used in the meth-making process. She was sentenced to four years drug offender probation and ordered to successfully complete an inpatient drug treatment and aftercare program, followed by a curfew and random drug testing. She is also required to pay court costs and fees. Walden is required to remain in the county jail until a bed can be found for her in a drug treatment program. One of two suspects in a series of multi-county burglaries is in custody at the Gadsden County Jail after he turned himself in Friday. Keldrick Wilson, 17, is being charged as an adult and is facing one count each of burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief, according to Gadsden County Sheriffs Office Public Information Jenkins said Wilson is being held for Liberty County, where he is a suspect in eight break-ins. Wilson and 18-year-old Xavier Parks were arrested earlier this month after they drove up at a Chattahoochee convenience store where several plainclothes investigators had gathered to discuss the case. The pair were apprehended after investigators recognized the car and saw that one of the suspects was wearing the clothing a witness had described. Both were charged that day in Jackson County on one count of armed burglary, one count of burglary and two counts of grand theft after items taken from break-ins that morning were found in their car. A few days after his arrest, Wilson was released on bond from Jackson County.Suspect in numerous area thefts is charged in Gadsden County Leon County Work Camp escapee caught at ministry center by tracking dog MondayAn inmate who escaped from a Leon County Work Release Camp was arrested in Blountstown Monday night with the aid of the canine tracking team from Calhoun Correctional Institution. Coty Anthony Turner, 20, made his way from Tallahassee to Blountstown when he called a former neighbor in Daleville, AL to ask for a ride. The neighbor, who learned he had stopped at the Airport Motel west of town, then We put unmarked units out on the road and called out the canine team, said Major Roman Wood. The fog was setting in and the moist conditions made it ideal for tracking. Tracking dog Deuce picked up the scent at the motel and followed it west along SR 20 before taking the search team across the road to the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center. near some large storage bins and trailers. Officers didnt see Turner. The bloodhound indicated he was there and wouldnt leave the area, said Wood. Thats when they started climbing around on top of the trailers and found him. Turner was handcuffed and transported to the Calhoun County Jail around 10:10 p.m., about 40 minutes after the initial call. ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa EubanksCOTY TURNER KELDRICK WILSON
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 by Susan Blake, National Forest in FloridaIts a pleasure to get up in the morning and go to work, said Toniette Toni Addison. Addison is a Civil Engineer for the National Forests in Florida. I spend the majority of my time designing recreation sites on some of the most beautiful and remote areas of our forests. Service, she has had assignments as far away as Washington state. Today, she lives with her twin sister Antoinette here in Tallahassee. But things were not all rosy for Addison. One of six children, Addison recalls African American girl in the projects of Fort Myers. Her mother, a single par ent, frequently left she and her siblings home alone to fend for themselves, for as long as two weeks. She attributes her survival to her twin, Antoinette. At an early age, the twins, being oldest, had a great deal of responsibility caring for three sisters and one brother. We depended on each other when our situation got really tough, said Addison. We were washbottles, and changing diapers. At the time, Addisons only lifeline was her grandmother who frequently stopped by to look in on them and took care of their youngest sister while the rest were in school. I dont feel like I really had a child hood most of the time, she recalls. But at the end of the day, I think it made me a really disciplined person. The competition in school between Addison and her twin Antoinette was good grades, chastising one another over who would get better grades. As they progressed into middle school though, life in the projects started to wear on Addison and her sister. They were headed down a rocky road and turmoil consumed their lives. We were just bad! said Addison. My sister was in the day. I cant explain the mindset, only to say that if youre in such a negative environment, you kind of think, what do I have to do to get out of this; what do I have to live for. During this critical time, another of Addisons sisters fell gravely ill. As a result, she and her sister Antoinette started going to a nearby church and developed a friendship with the pastor and his family. By the time she reached high school Addison and her twin were on the straight and nar row. She recalls they never got in trouble again and kept up their grades. Reflecting on her past, Addison recalls, Its all about what you make it. You, as an individual, have to surround your self with positive anybody today whos living in the projects. Upon graduating from high school, Addison was accepted to the Univer sity of Florida, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and Florida State University with full scholarship. But twins must stick together and the two went to FAMU at their grandmothers insistence. Addison initially majored in business administration, aspiring to become an executive director of a housing author ity because she felt she had so much to give back. According to Addison, I under stood the people and the mindset in the projects. Once at FAMU, Addisons math instructor pushed her into engineer ing. She had a head for numbers and he thought this would be the best use of her talents. For the following two years she worked as his teaching assistant before landing an internship with the USDA Forest Service under the Student Career Employment Program (SCEP). SCEP is a way for college students to get a job with the government through on-the-job training internships. Today, Addison serves as the African American Special Emphasis Program Manager for the National Forests in Florida, which promotes and recruits minorities to the USDA Forest Service. She frequently returns to her alma mater FAMU during their career expo to inform and educate future graduates about the Forest Service. In addition, she speaks to area high school students about the Forest Service, its missions and available career paths, from forestry to engineering. Recently, she spear headed the Black History Luncheon in Gainesville, attended by several USDA agencies including the Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Ser vice, Farm Services Agency and Rural Development. Addison believes happiness is much more important than money. As long as I continue to be happy I dont want to go anywhere else. I like the Forest Service a whole lot. I think its because were such a close-knit family, but at the same time, our personalities and people are so diverse. Addison is currently featured in the USDA Forest Service video called Working for the Great Outdoors. See it on Youtube at www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ISloKUd29Tc Toni Addison civil engineer for the National Forests in Florida is pictured here at Leon Sink Geological Area on the Apalachicola National Forest. The renovation of Leon Sinks was one of several projects completed in 2011 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Addison worked with local contractors and businesses as an inspector ensuring that contract T ALLAHASSEE Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced that the Florida Forest Service is distributing $24,465 to the Liberty County School Board as a result of revenue generated from operating the Tates Hell and Lake Talquin State Forests. The Florida Forest Service is a strong partner in many rural communities throughout Florida, said Commissioner Putnam. Through effective management of our natural resources and land, we are able to generate revenue for the state, while also generating revenue for children in our public schools. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Ser vices manage 35 state forests encompassing over one million acres. Through a comprehensive resource management plan, the department encourages the use of forest lands for recreation, as a habitat for threatened and endangered plants and animals, for soil and water conservation and as source of raw materials for a dynamic wood-using industry. mately $7 million in revenue through state forest operations, including $5.8 million from the sale of timber and $1.1 million in recreation fees from over 1.8 million visitors. The activities of Floridas revenue producing state forests benunder Florida law. The counties receive 15 percent of the gross receipts from a state forest in proportion to the acreage located in each county. For more information about the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or the Florida Forest Service, visit www. FreshFromFlorida.com.Florida Forest Service awards $24,000 to Liberty School BoardMore than $400,000 awarded to 10 counties and school districts across Florida FORESTRY NEWSTallahassees Toniette Addison triumphs over hardship to build a career as a Forest Service EngineerIts all about what you make it. You, as an individual, have to surround yourself Thats what I would tell anybody today whos living in the projects. T ONI ADDISON FLORIDA AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES COMMISSIONERAdam Putnam
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 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! 5,312 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ADS: email@example.com 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 29 Monday, March 5 Tuesday, March 6 Sunday, March 4 Saturday, March 3 Thursday March 1 Friday, March 2TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Vol. Fire Dept AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 2 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conf. Room, across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in BlountstownTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 6:30 p.m., City Hall TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol TODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall 7 p.m., Fire House 6 p.m., Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday TODAYS MEETINGS 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic CenterTODAYS MEETINGS, 2 p.m., Blountstown Legion Hall March 5-9Myrlenes Beauty Shop 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) Blood Mobile River Valley Marketplace8 a.m. in Blountstown next to Centennial Bank Tickets $108-12 p.m. Blountstown Legion Hall Nashville Recording ArtistBlountstown Main Street invites you to reserve a free booth space at the Moonlight Market. Blountstown Main Street is hosting a Moonlight Market on Thursday, April 5 in downtown Blountstown, from 5-8 p.m. and we would love for you to join us. Booth spaces are completely FREE! We are looking for artists, crafters, farmers, businesses, food vendors, churches, organizations, churches, school clubs... anyone interested in setting up a space. market/yard sale items.) The downtown art gallery will be open, street performers will sing, dance and entertain, and artists will line the sidewalks working on their masterpieces. The food court will feature a rustic elegance theme with linen tablecloths and candlelight. All we need is you to make this event complete. Come share your talents and join us. To reserve a space, call Kelli at (850) 447-2765. Once your space is reserved, you simply show up, set up and sell!Moonlight Market set in Blountstown Thursday, April 12Annual Rummage sale fundraiser set to begin this Saturday, March 3The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be having their annual Rummage Sale on March 3, 6, 8, 9 and 10 from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. of each day. If you are lookthere. We have everything from clothing, furniture, housewares, to collectables and toys. Please come out and join us. For more information, contact the Settlement at 674-2777. For further directions and information on the historic buildings at the Settlement go to: www.panhandlepioneer.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Relay For Life teams from across Calhoun and Liberty County will have a yard Saturday, March 3. The yard sale will be held in the parking lot of the Blountstown United Methodist Church on Hwy. 20 in Blountstown. The church is located across the street from Subway. The yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. CT and will continue until the items run out. This will be a great way to pick up bargains and to support your neighbors as they help the American Cancer Society patients.Relay for Life teams plan yard sale Mar. 3Landmark Park to host arts and crafts show set March 17DOTHAN Artists and craftsmen are invited to participate in an arts and crafts show at Landmark Park on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., held in conjunction with the parks annual Spring Farm Day celebration. This event, which normally attracts approximately 2,000 visitors, will include demonstrations of many rural skills and traditions such as plowing with mules, blacksmithing, sheep shear ing, weaving, quilting, and more. Music, concessions and childrens activities will also be held. Work may be in any medium, but must be the original work and design of the artist. Purchased, manufactured or kit items will not be allowed. Fee is $30 for a 12 x 12 outside space. Reservation deadline is March 9. Reser vations can be made in person at Landmark Park, by mail or fax. All applications are subject to approval by the Spring Farm Day committee. For additional information, please call (334) 794-3452 or e-mail email@example.com. Admission to Spring Farm Day is $8 for adults,$6 for seniors and active military, $4 for children, and free for park members. Landmark Park is located on US Hwy 431, three miles north of Dothans Ross Clark Circle. For more information, please call (334) 794-3452 or visit our website at www. landmarkpark.com. MARIANNAChipola College business professor Lee Shook and his student volunteers are providing free tax preparaThe free servicefor individual tax returns onlyis available from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 25 in room M-201. Reservations or appointment times are requested. Those who drop in may have a longer wait. Preparation time is usually around 30 minutes. Professor Shook says, If it is a very com plicated return, we ask that you continue to use your paid professional, but if it is a fairly simple return we can help. We will do Schedule A, itemized deductions. For faster refunds, taxpayers are asked to bring a personal check which has routing information needed for electronic refunds. To make an appointment for free tax assistance, call Lee Shook at (850) 7182368.Chipola offers free tax help on Wednesdays
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS Sunday, March 4The service will begin at 10:30 a.m.LUNCH FELLOWSHIP TO FOLLOW. Dedication New Building. . would like to invite everyone to join us for ourFor 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 29:11Corinth Baptist ChurchMembers of the Sheriffs Posse are reuniting on Friday, March 16 at 6 p.m. for a gospel sing at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown in support of the exciting upcoming Smithsonian Exhibit, Museum on Main Street, Journey Stories Former members of the Sheriffs Posse are Buddy and Sharlyn Smith, Peggy Cox, Adronna Kombrink and Joan Alderman. Helping the Posse out will be Amy Alderman, vocals and dog house bass, James Hood on guitar and Mathew Cook on banjo. The gospel sing will be in the old log clubhouse and food will be avail able. There will be no charge for the event, but donations will be greatly appreciated. In addition to a gospel sing, Amy and Joan will be sharing some of the songs and stories they have created as part of our local contribution to the Journey Stories The Journey Stories are about our pioneers in their travels across America. They are part of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street series of exhibits. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council. We are looking for journey stories about fami lies moving into this area to display with the Smithsonian Journey Stories. Families who are interested in shar ing their own family journey into this area (not just Calhoun County) are encouraged to come and learn more about how to participate. The rest of you just come and enjoy the music and food. For more information call Joan at 762-8205 or Amy at 762-3569. Photo courtesy of the Luvie Pitts familyGospel sing March 16 at Settlement; Journey Stories soughtThe National Weather Service in Tallahassee and the National Hurricane Center are please to announce the arrival of the 53rd Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Squadron to the Tallahassee Regional Airport on May 3. The Hurricane Hunter plane will be open for public tours during the event. In addition to tours the aircraft, visitors will get to meet with the National Hurricane Center Director, hurricane specialist and see exciting displays related to meteorology and hurricane preparedness at the day-long event. Save the date Thursday, May 3 at the Tallahassee Regional Airport and take advantage of this unique op portunity to tour the hurricane hunter plane and interact with the crew. Some of the events planned during this event: *Tours of the hurricane hunter plane *Tours of emergency management support vehicles *Exhibits on physical science and meteorology as well *Weather balloon launch es *And many more exhibits to be scheduled. For more information contact the National Weather Service in Tallahassee at (850) 942-8833 or email Kelly.Godsey@noaa.gov or Jeffry.Evans@noaa.gov. For more information about the Hur ricane Hunters visit, www.403wg. afrc.af.mil/library/factsheets/ factsheet.asp?id=7483. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters coming to Tallahassee LIVE MARCH 3at the American Legion Hall Nashville Recording ArtistShane OwensLive in Concert at the American Legion Hall in Blountstown. Tickets can be purchased at the Hall.$10For more information call (850) 643-7781 or (850) 643-1881Hwy. 20 W in Blountstown CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMATESMichael Corlett (850) 643-7062 OWNERPhone (813) 253-3258 Owner Financing No Qualifying
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 2012 Liberty County School Board is proposing changes to the following policies: Liberty County School Board is proposing the creation of the following policy: A public hearing on these policies will be held on March 13, 2012 at the Hwy 12 South, Bristol, FL 32321 at 6 p.m. Copies of all policies are available at Public Notice NOTICEHomestead Exemption and Greenbelt DO NOT March 1, 2012 For Homestead Exemption on mobile homes: Applicants must own the mobile home and the land to which the mobile home is Attention: Senior Citizens 65 & Older NOT MUST before March 1, 2012 If you have any questions, or if you have a problem with transportation, please feel free to contact the Property Appraisers ofWEWAHITCHKA Gulf Coast Elec tric Cooperative recently held its annual Washington, D. C. Youth Tour Contest at the Honeyville Community Center in Wewahitchka. Each year, the Cooperative sponsors the contest for high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of Gulf Coast Electric. Contestants are inter viewed by a panel of three judges from the electric cooperative industry and two winners are chosen to travel on an allexpenses-paid trip to Washington, D. C. in June, where they join other eleventh-grade students from all over the United States to tour our nations capitol. Local civic organizations and high schools play an important role in the contest, as they nominate the students who vie for the trip. This years contestants were: Alexa Allison, representing Wewahitchka High School; Blake Brannon, representing Deane Bozeman School; Deven Conner, representing the Sand Hills Volunteer Fire Department; Anthony Gratz, representing the Mossy Pond Volunteer Fire Department; Alana Hearn, representing Vernon High School; Madelynn Lytle, representing Altha Public School; Sarah Catherine Perry, representing A. Crawford Mosley High School; Shannon Pitts, representing the Kinard Volunteer Fire Department; Sean Rice, representing the Wewahitchka Womans Club; Jessica Smith, representing the Wewahitchka Volunteer Fire Department; and Shelby Wood, representing the Wetappo Creek Volunteer Fire Department. This years winners are Alexa Allison and Blake Brannon. Alternate is Sarah Catherine Perry. In addition to the Washington, D. C. trip, Gulf Coast Electric takes all of the students nominated to compete in the contest on a two-day trip to Tallahassee. There they tour various sites in Tallahassee with other eleventh-grade participants representing electric cooperatives across the state. While in Tallahassee, the students participated in a meet and greet before visiting the Challenger Learning Center, where they observed an electromagnetic demonstration and watched an IMAX 3D movie, Hubble. They also observed an actual Supreme Court hearing and participated in a mock session in the Senate Chambers. The students also enjoyed dining at various restaurants and a visit to Fun Station. The Youth Tour Contest is a great opportunity for us to reward local students for being outstanding leaders in their communities, GCEC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Kristin Evans said. The Washington, D. C. Youth Tour Program has been in existence since 1957 when co-ops sent students to Washington, D. C. to work during the summer. By 1964, the program was catching on, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association began to coordinate the efforts of the co-ops. Since then, thousands of young people have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit our nations capitol and learn about our government. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alli ance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. Approximately 70 employees serve more than 20,000 meters and 2,500 miles of line in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, Lynn Haven, White City, Fountain and Southport. FAIRFAX, VA-Khirsten White, of Kinard, a student at Blountstown High School has been selected to represent Florida as a National Youth Delegate at the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. White has been awarded opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive study week-long of leadership in environmental science and conservation. White was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies. George Mason University along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo are excited to welcome the nations youth scholars to Washington, D.C. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitio ners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week-long program is held at George Mason Universitys state-of-the-art campus. The Summit will encour age and inspire young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry. The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment will be held June 24-29. The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) is a unique student leadership conference designed to develop and encourage environmental studies and conservation in the 21st century.BHSs Khirsten White of Kinard to be National Youth Delegate at Washington Youth Summit
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Blountstown DrugsWe Have A New Photolab At checkout use theCODE10%TRYMEFor 10% off your orderFor more information or assistance call us 674-222220370 Central Ave. W.BLOUNTSTOWNWEW AHITCHKA -North Florida C hild Development, I nc. announced they have moved the Calhoun Early Learning from the Pennington A venue site to the Mayhaw School (the old Blountstown Middle School site) on Feb. 24 and opened the new site on Monday, Feb. 27. NFCD has renamed the BMS site the Mayhaw School in honor of the historically black school that opened in the 1930s and moved to the current site in the 1950s. In a announcing the move CEO Sharon Gaskin stated, this move represents a major enhancement in our facilities, as our current classrooms are housed in modular buildings. We are truly thankful to the Calhoun County School District for the donation of this facility to NFCD. The relocation of our Early Learning center to the Mayhaw facilities are put to good use providing services to the children and families of Calhoun County. Gaskin added, we have leased the gym for a couple of char ity basketball tournaments this month ing and agreement with the Mayhaw Community Association to establish a Mayhaw School memorial on the site Additional plans include moving more childhood development services to the site this summer and locating family support services at the school. The families of the current students were given a tour of the facility on Saturday Feb. 25 and North Florida Child Development will use the T upelo Street entrance for their Childhood programs.Calhoun Early Learning program now operating at Mayhaw School Engagements MASON WRIGHTMason Wright celebrated his seventh birthday on Feb. 23. He is the son of Michael and Joan Wright of Bristol. His grandparents are Jimmy and Martha Johnson and Janice Johnson, all of Bristol, and Jim and Beth Wright of Hosford. His greatgrandmother is Dorothy Addis of Hosford. Mason enjoys shooting his new lever action .22 and his new bow and arrow set. birthday The children of Raymond Orama would like to announce the uniting in marriage of their parents. The ceremony will take place on March 24 at St. George Island State Park. T he couple will honeymoon with a cruise to the Bahamas. They will make their home in Liberty County. No local invitations are being sent. All family and friends are invited to attend this great event. Daniels, Fullington to wed on March 10 in Graceville Rev. and Mrs. H enry and Judy Fullington of Bascom and Doyle and Charlotte Daniels of Kinard are pleased to announce the wedding of their children, Jennifer Fullington and Jody Daniels. Jody, a 2005 Blountstown H igh School graduate, is a paramedic with C alhoun C ounty EMS. Jennifer is currently a nursing student and will be graduating in July. The wedding will take place March 10 at 4 p.m. in the R.G. Lee Chapel on the campus of the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville. No invitations will be sent locally but all family and friends are invited to attend. They will make their home in Kinard.As a ministry to the people of our communities, the Apalachee Baptist Association will be bringing in the Florida Baptist Conventions Mobile Dental Unit during the week of March 19 through March 23. The bus is a fully equipped mobile unit that can provide extractions. The free dental service is provided for adults and children, six years of age and older. Appointments will be made through a pre-screening process the week prior to the clinic. Persons interested in receiving this free dental service need to come to the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center during the following times to be screened: *Thursday, March 15 from 1:303:30 p.m. *Friday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-3:30 p.m. *Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Applicants will need to bring a photo tion of food stamps or Medicaid; or agencies who provide you with food/ clothing. T o receive an appointment, guidelines set forth by the Department of Health. During the pre-screening times, the Liberty County Health Department will be sponsoring a Health Fair at the Ministry Center. They will be conducting various health check-ups and distributing free health materials. For further information, contact Pas tor Roger Phillips at (850) 643-5400.Free dental care available from mobile unit in March
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 2012The coming 2012 election is not just another election for America. Unlike most ho-hum who cares elections with minimal voter turnout, voters in this election will set America on a course that will have a lasting government and religion in American society. Since President Reagan said in the 1980s that government wasnt the solution, that government was the problem, the American people, primarily conservative Republicans, have been on an ever increasing antigovernment bent. Their belief is that anything government is evil, something from another world sent here to take away their rights. But dont mess with my Social Security and Medicare. Politicians have seized on this hatred for government. No matter what they say, politicians do not go to Washington or state capitals to do the peoples work. The peoples work is about all the people in America or a state, but excluding the mundane housekeeping When the Republicans took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on their promise to create you guessed it, an anti-abortion bill. Ive written many times that the common sense of the American people is one of the countrys strengths. In the past, no matter how bizarre the political scene might get, the public would eventually recognize the political charlatans for what they were and give them the boot. My belief is that Americas common sense is waning. A large numbers of people are embracing over the top political rhetoric from the Republican presidential candidates. Im not speaking of the expected criticisms of each other that are in the category of, Your mother wears brogans. The scary part, at least for me, is that these four Republican candidates for President are instrumental in the Republican Partys march to the right Republican moderates should be afraid because the loony-tunes have taken over the party. I support the bility, strong defense and small government. Moder ate Democrats and Independents believe the same. Moderate Republicans like Presidents Eisenhower and Reagan couldnt be elected today. They arent conservative enough. How about not crazy enough. Republican presidential candidate Jon Hunstman is a good example. He wasnt crazy enough to make the cut in the Republican, Im the most conservative person ever, primary. Huntsman, a moderate Republican, refused to feed the right-wing base any red meat and fell by the wayside. In my view, the four remaining Republican candidates for President fall into the bizarre, more bizarre and just plain nuts categories. Romney is just bizarre in that he will say whatever he needs to say to gain approval. He is the classic stuffed shirt, a rich stuffed shirt, but nevertheless, a man without principles. Say anything, do anything to pander for a vote. Gingrich and Paul are in the more bizarre category. Gingrich nudges into the plain nuts category on occasions, but redeems himself with a quasi-sensible response to a question. Paul would take the country back to pre-Constitution days. Paul talks a lot about the fact that modern day America isnt described in the Constitution, but his ideas are embraced in the Articles of Confederation era between the American Revolution and advent of the Constitution. Gingrich is a purveyor of doom and damnation. Gingrich says that President Obama is the most dangerous President ever, and if President Obama is re-elected, the apocalypse will occur; its the end of mankind as we know it. Gingrich gives new meaning to over the top rhetoric. Santorum is dangerous. This man is running for national preacher, not President. Santorum is entitled to his religious views, but the rest of us are not required to share his religious view. For Santorum, Satan and evil hide behind every American bush. Santorum says that American colleges are liberal bastions that are hostile to conservative students. Ive spent a lot of time in college, and I never had a liberal professor. Whatever the subject matter, the professor would get right to it and not waste any of the 50 minutes of class time. Santorum doesnt believe in the separation of Church and State. He believes that religion should intive government is supposed to be representative of all people, not just religious people or atheists. A secular government is necessary to deal with issues that affect all people, not just religious people. For me, religion is a private matter. I encourage people to practice the religion of their choice, but the religion of the Tax Collector has nothing to do with his or her job. Neither does the religion of the President have anything to do with his or her job. Ive printed the following quote before, but it is the best description why people like Santorum are dangerous, a menace to American society. 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, science CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. The Looney Toons have taken over Did you see how many women at the Oscars wore their hair up and tied way back? Thats because you dont need as much Botox if you make that knot really tight. JAY LENOWe have something very similar to the Daytona 500 here in L.A. Millions watch it. Its called the high-speed police chase. Same winner every time though. CRAIG FERGUSONSunday night was the Oscars and the NBA All-Star Game. Thats whats great about America. Youve got your choice of which spoiled millionaires to watch. JAY LENOThe Academy Awards show lasted four and a half hours. And they have the nerve to give out an award for editing. DA VID LETTERMAN to one Oscar for every person who saw the movie. CONAN OBRIEN Due to the rising price of oil and gas, the Obama administration announced today they are considering dipping into our national strategic re-election reserves. I mean, Im sorry strategic oil reserves. JAY LENO Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. It was weird instead of calling 911, Boston JIMMY F ALLONA crazy billionaire is going to give Newt Gingrich $100 million. Gingrich is so excited. He said, Wow, now I can come pretty close to settling up my bill at Tiffanys. DA VID LETTERMANSunday 82-year-old Christopher Plummer became the oldest actor to ever win an Academy Award. Of course, when the show started, he was only 79. CONAN OBRIEN Forty million people watched the Academy Awards Sunday night. To give you an idea how many that is, take the number of people who saw The Artist and add 40 million. CRAIG FERGUSONBill Nye the Science Guy is suing his ex-girl friend for more than $50,000 in legal bills. Legal experts were shocked they were like, Bill Nye the Science Guy had a girlfriend? JIMMY F ALLON
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARY WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON All the Republican candidates opposed the Obama administrations bailout of the auto industry. Mitt Romney calls it a bailout of the United Auto Workers union, and says President Obama is guilty of crony capitalism because he transferred government money to his union friends. Rick Santorum, searching for a way to criticize Romney, charged in a debate this week in Arizona that Romney sympathized with the bailout of Wall Street, yet had a double standard when it came to the auto companies. Romney countered that he is opposed to bailing out a single bank, but didnt want to see the entire global system of banking collapse. Given his pro-business views and his personal wealth, its not surprising that neys largest donor, contributing some $10 million to his campaign. Indeed, nine of Romneys top 20 donors are big Wall Street banks. It was surprising when Romney, son of an automaker and born in the wealthy suburbs of Detroit, took such a strident position against helping the car companies when they were hit hard by the recession in 2008. President Chrysler, and Obama followed up with his own plan government stepped in, was issued stock, and helped run the company. Tough decisions were made; many dealerships had to be closed, and the UAW agreed to make painful compromises on behalf of its members. health of the enterprise, and this month GM announced record earnings. Meanwhile, the government sold its There are good bailouts, and bad bailouts. By every measure, the action taken in Detroit worked, saving hundreds of thousands of jobs, and renewing a sense of pride in the city that is the heart of the auto industry. Romney is going through all kinds of contortions to claim that Obama ended up doing what he, Romney, proposed, letting the companies fall into bankruptcy. The difference is that Romney would not have the government as a backstop, and given the dire circum stances within the companies themselves, and in the economy as a whole, there were no other lenders lining up or we would have known about them at the time. The Obama administration did the responsible thing; they took ownership of the situation, shook up management, and turned around GM in a record amount of time. There is no shame in backing the bailout of these once great companies, and seeing them rise to the occasion is an achievement all Americans can be proud of. Polls show Obama leading Romney in Michigan should the former Massachusetts governor become the GOP nominee, and the success of the auto bailout is part of the political equation. The banks are another story. The Bush administration and then the Obama administration took huge risks in handing out large sums of money to the banks with no strings attached. The banks took the money and then virtually shut down all lending anyway, which is what the government was trying to avoid. The banks behaved shamefully, embarrassing Obama by continuing to reward top executives with bonuses they didnt deserve. The insurance giant, AIG (American International Group), handed out bonuses of such staggering size that they triggered a backlash from politicians and pundits across the political spectrum. Some of the highest paid executives were shamed into returning the money. Still, AIG didnt relent on its central point that the government had no business telling the company what to do, which is why the Wall Street bailouts were such a mess, and the auto bailouts a success. Good bailouts and bad
Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 2012 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. 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 hearEST, 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 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. The Liberty County Senior Citizens Association has scheduled the following events for the month of March: Thursday, March 1 Shopping at Piggly Wiggly and lunch before returning home. Wednesday, March 7 At 11 a.m. at the Hosford Senior Center, a representative of Big Bend Hospice will be there Thursday, March 8 Join us a 11 a.m. for Bingo with Cindy at the Bristol Senior Center. Prizes, fun & lunch. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m., Monday, March 5 for transportation to the center. Tuesday, March 13 The Liberty County Senior Citizens Advisory Council will meet at the Bristol Senior Center at 1 p.m. Call Liberty Transit no later than 3 p.m., Friday, March 9 if you need transportation to the center. Thursday, March 15 Grocery shopping at the Piggly Wiggly followed by lunch. Call Liberty Transit no later than 3 p.m., Monday, March 12 to reserve your transit ride. Monday, March 19 The Liberty County Senior Citizens Board of Directors will meet in the Hosford Senior Center at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this meeting. Tuesday, March 20 Movies and lunch in Tallahas see. Call Liberty Transit a 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m., Friday, March 15 to reserve your Transit seating. Call 643-5690 for information. Tuesday, March 20 A representative of North Florida Legal Services will be at the Bristol Senior Center at 11 a.m. Call 643-5690 if you would like to meet with the representative. Call 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m., Friday, March 16 if you need a ride to the Center. Thursday, March 22 Shopping this week at Wal-Mart in Tallahassee. Call 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m., Monday, March 19 to reserve your Transit ride. Tuesday, March 27 Craft Day starts at 11 a.m. at the Bristol Senior Center. Call Liberty Transit at 6432524 no later than 3 p.m., Friday, March 23 if you need transportation. Thursday, March 29 Back to Bristol for shopping at the Piggly Wiggly. Call Liberty Transit at 643-2524 no later than 3 p.m., Monday, March 26 to reserve your Transit ride. Thursday, April 5 The Liberty County Senior Citizens will host a Easter Lunch at the Bristol Senior Center. Call Liberty Transit no later than 3 p.m., Monday, April 2 for transportation to the center. The Senior Citizens Annual Flathead Tournament/ Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. Please join us for food and fun.Liberty County Senior Citizens March activities scheduleMARIANNA Chipola College Theatre will present the hit musical Godspell, Feb. 29 through Mar. 4. Tickets are on sale in the college busiChipola Theater director Charles Sir mon cast the following local actors in the show: Trey McKay as Jesus, Dylan Bass as John the Baptist (Judas), Ryan Pilcher as Jeffery, Jae House as Lamar, Dante Brown as Herb, Kylee Shores as Robin, Kayla Todd as JoAnne, Sierra Hill as Peggy, Leah Page as Sonia and Ashleigh Stowe as Gilmer. The ensemble includes: Atrayu Adkins, Darren Blake Collins, Brett Floyd, Cade Guthrie, Jamal Engram, Wiggins, Amanda Locke, Alexus Perry, Gracie Wallace and Alex Parrish Godspell, is the beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin. Audiences will enjoy all the good gifts from one of the most enduring shows of all time as it comes to Chipola in a brand new, intimately staged, one-of-a-kind production. The Tony-nominated By Day, Learn Your Lessons Well and Turn Back, O Man. This time less tale of friendship, loyalty and love has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world with the greatest story ever told. For ticket information, call 7182220. Godspell will open tonight at Chipola College
FEBRUARY 29, 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 WhaleyAny help for keeping deer out of my rosebushes this winter? -F. C., Redding Ridge, CTIf you have a dog (especially one who sheds a great deal), you might try hanging net bags of the dog hair around the rosebushes. Youll have to renew the supply once in a while, especially after it rains, to keep the scent fresh. (Letting the dog mark his territory in that area might help, as well, if you have any say in the matter.) If you dont have a dog, human hair will barbershop for periodic supplies. Weve also heard that planting a few stakes around the bush and tyin creosote can work. The stakes should be about waist high, and the creosote will also have to be renewed after rains or snows. Finally, it is said that planting violets near the rosebushes is a deterrent, but its a bit late in the season for that. Besides, we gather that the violets have to be in bloom to do their work, so it would be a temporary measure, at best. Wed go for the hair or creosote, ourselves.Ive heard that in some cultures its considered taboo to remove a periwinkle from a childs grave. Whats the winkle? of the genus Vinca. It is a trailing perennial plant with glossy, dark green leaves, woody stems, and bluish-purple flowers. You often see it growing in great clusters under trees and in other shaded spots, as a long-blooming ground cover. Because the blooms begin in the early spring, they have been associated with springtime and innocence. In fact, one theory is that the name derives from the Russian pervi Medieval herbalists considered periwinkle a magic cure for demonic possession and other evils. It was also considered an antidote to many poisons, or for fear or envy. If a healer wished to pick it, it had to be gathered at the proper phase of the Moon and only by a pure-minded individual with the right uses in mind. a childs grave, why would someone do that? No doubt any pruning of the plant from a gravesite was considered a dimin ishing of its magical protection from evil. Why is it that members of the Society of Friends are called Quakers? The Society of Friends had its origins in England, where a preacher named George Fox (guided by what he called Inner Light and committed to a priesthood of believers) began to put together the basic tenets of the religion in about 1647. In 1650, Fox wrote in his journal: Justice Ger us Quakers because we bid him tremble at the word of God. Originally, worship was conducted largely in meditative silence, unless a member was moved, spiritually, to speak; later, hymns and readings were added to the regular worship services. In 1681, another Englishman and Friend, William Penn, received from King Charles II (in payment of a 16,000-pound debt owed to Penns father) a tract of land in holy experiment of a Society of Friends colony in Pennsylvania. named it and established it as a place where religious and political he effectively stood back (in England) to see what would happen. Some of the basic principles of the Society of Friends included a renunciation of war and violence of any kind, the abolition of slavery, prison reform, temper ance, and improved education. FEB. 27, MONDAY -Pure Monday. Moon at apogee. Conjunction of Jupiter and the Moon. Earthquake struck about 125 miles north of London, England, 2008. FEB. 28, TUESDAY -St. Romanus. Vincent Massey became tor Robert Sean Leonard born, Ember Day. Leap Day. Moon at descending node. Largest snowwoman (122 feet, 1 inch tall) dedicated, Bethel, Maine, 2008. high. Congress created Yellowstone National Park, 1872. Johnny Cash and June Carter were MAR. 2, FRIDAY -St. Chad. Ember Day. Battle ber Day. Mars at opposition. Puerto Rico became U.S. commonwealth, with autonomy in internal affairs, ond Sunday in Lent. Snow in became first woman in 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 Buy, sell & trade with an ad inTHE JOURNAL
Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 2012 CHIPOLA COLLEGEMARIANNASome 145 students from 13 area high schools recently competed in writing, reading, speech, oral interpretation, literature, humanities, grammar, and Spanish contests at Chipola College on Feb. 17. The occasion was the Twentysecond Annual Throssell Literature/ Language Festival hosted by Chipolas Letters Department. The purpose of the festival is to recognize and encour age academic excellence. ond and third places, as well as two honorable mentions, in each category. The winner of the Presidents Reading Contest received a special medallion as well as a cash award. Contest winners from participating schools are listed below. Presidents Reading AwardGeor gia Pevy of Sneads High School. WRITING: Sneads High School; secondHadley Battles of Poplar Springs High School; thirdTrent Smith of Blountstown School; honorable mentionsKyndall Whitson of Chipley High School and Randolph McKinnie of Graceville High School. SPEECH: Malone High School; secondDevan Roulhac of Blountstown High School; Porter of Chipley High School and Sierra Finch of Poplar Springs High School. ORAL INTERPRETATION: Jeremy Bailey of Holmes County High School; secondKarah Beaver of Blountstown High School; third School; honorable mentionsPatrea and Dylan Lawson of Chipley High School. LIT ERATURE: firstRebecca Delgado of Graceville High School; secondJessica Grigsby of Vernon Cottondale High School; honorable mentionsCourtney Hasty of Marianna High School and Venisha Hearns of Malone High School. HU MANITIES : Nichols of Graceville High School; High School; thirdWilliam Singleton of Cottondale High School; honorable mentionsBishop Peterson of Malone High School and Tayzee Liar son of Blountstown High School. GRAMMAR: firstCheyenne Raines of Marianna High School; secondCaitlyn Stewart of Blountstown School; thirdTrent Smith of Blountstown High School; honor able mentionsDan Wells of Poplar Springs High School and Allison Armstrong of Bethlehem High School. SPANISH L ANGU AGE C ONTEST anna High School; secondGigi Gutierrez of Blountstown High School; thirdAndrea Trejo of Liberty County High School; honorable mentionsAlex Ramos of Marianna High School and Caleb Bowers of Vernon High School.Winners announced for Chipolas recent Throssell Literature/ Language Festival Writing award winners ley Carr of Sneads HS; second, Hadley Battles of Poplar Springs HS; able mentions, Kyndall of Graceville HS. HOURS Sunday AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED IF YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ON TIME AUTO FINANCINGDAYLIGHT Future Educator Club Conference. Pictured from left, are: conference and could only compete in two competitions. Chipola College team of place at state conferenceMARIANNAChipola College will offer a small business seminar entitled, International Import/Export Trade Basics on participants to register get free admission. The seminar will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This class provides an overview of import and export opportunities for Florida businesses. Participants will learn about global businesses and trade investments. The seminar will discuss ways to develop a trade plan and provide resources for starting a trade business. The seminar will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Preregistration is required. Cost of each seminar is $30. Students should contact Elissa Severson at 718-2441 to register, or sign up 208A. Additional seminars scheduled, include: April 6, Steps to Starting a Small Business; and April 13, Ultimate Business Plan. Register at www.clients.floridasbdc.org/center. aspx?center=41230&subloc=4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.International trade seminar planned ners are, from left: Springs HS. Humanities winners of Graceville HS; secWilliam Singleton of Cottondale HS; Tayzee Liarson of Blountstown HS.
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 a slideshow on a photo wall created by Ben Hall. Chamber Chair of the Board Johanna Plummer gave a summary of successes from the past year, citing economic development, membership enhancement, and ecoand nature-tourism projects. She also encouraged members to get involved and engaged in civic organizations to help keep our community strong and viable. Plummer recognized board members rotating off the board this term as Joey Peacock, Harry Rogers, and Dan Yoder. She presented a special award to Yoder who served as secretary/treasurer for several years. New members beginning their board terms are Thomas Flowers, Cindy Reese, and Rev. Jim Jines. Terri Waldron was presented with the Bobby Clark/Board Member of the Year award for her tireless efforts and commitment to the Chamber. Doris Traylor with Keep Calhoun County Beautiful presented two Grow & Glow awards. The Churchs House & Grounds Committee for their latest project. She also presented Sheriff David Tatum with an award for his innovative renovation of the blue building and its grounds. Edwin Strawn, president of Blountstown Main Street, recognized Preble-Rish, Inc. with the Visionary Award for their generous donation of space to the Chamber of Commerce for the Preble-Rish downtown art gallery, which hosts various local artists and events. Donald Stanley accepted the award on behalf of the company. Blountstown Fire Chief Ben Hall presented the Volunteer of the Year award to his friend and hero, Kinard Volunteer Fire Department Chief Doyle Daniels. Daniels has served as chief of the department for more than 30 years. He has changed tires in the rain, wrapped pipes in the cold, and performed numerous other tasks far effort to raise money for the department, Daniels started the annual Kinard Halloween Carnival 25 years ago, and still oversees the event which has drawn crowds of more than 2,000 and sold cakes for up to $500. Citizen of the Year, and was presented to Frances Price. The annual award is given to someone who has worked, promoted, or volunteered with great effort for the citizens of Calhoun County to create has given of her time, her energy, her heart, and certainly her biscuits. Her commitment to the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement extends beyond volunteer hours now and then. Shes donated prized family antiques to be part of the museum, carefully mended the old clothing donated, and sewn from scratch costumes needed for events. She has mastered the art of preparing the perfect cathead biscuit on the antique wood-burning stove at the Settlement, making more than 800 biscuits a day during Folk Life Days. Years ago, when she heard there was a chance the Settlement may qualify for state grants, she became a grant writer and secured funds for the museum. Mrs. Price, or Gran as shes commonly referred, has a huge family, but acts as mother, grandmother, and caregiver to countless members of our community. The event closed with a musical tribute to Mrs. Price by her daughters. Generous sponsors for the 65th annual event were: Cadence Bank, Centennial Bank, David portunity Florida, Preble-Rish, Inc., West Florida Electric Cooperative, Blountstown Drugs, Calhoun and Rivertown Community Church.CHAMBER BANQUETcontinued from the front page ABOVE: U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland talks with Chamber members at last weeks banquet. BELOW LEFT: Southerland presents Calhoun County native Cornelius Davis the Chambers Pioneer Award in recognition of his service with the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. BELOW RIGHT: Donald Stanley receives the Main Street Visionary Award from Main Street President Edwin Strawn. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOSABOVE: Terri Waldron receives the Bobby Clark/Board Member of the Year award. BELOW: Kevin Yoder accepts a board service award on behalf of his father, Dan Yoder.Doris Traylor with Keep Calhoun County Beautiful presents Jeffrey Seay (LEFT) with the Grow & Glow Award, left, and RIGHT: The Price Sisters performed a musical tribute to their mother after she was surprised with the Citizen of the Year award by Chamber President Johanna Plummer. also presented Sheriff David Tatum (RIGHT) with an award for his innova tive renovation of the blue building and its grounds. RIGHT: Chamber Director Kristy Terry.
Students in Mrs. Debra Bettss English III classes have been involved in a comprehensive Edgar Allan Poe unit. They have completed two scavenger hunts (one on Edgar Allan Poe and another one on symbols which Poe used in his writing). Next, they read two of Poes short stories The Masque of the Red Death and The Fall of the House of Usher Students then selected from a project list compiled by Mrs. Betts. Students were given the option of completing a project individually or with a partner. Gordon Yoder and Chesten Goodman built and discussed their Usher house; Jesse Hall and Stedmon Davis also completed that project. Kassie Wood created a House of Usher sales brochure (which included a drawing of the house, a brief expository history of the house and/or its previous owners, the interior and exterior features of the home and its property, and a disclaimer that told prospective buyers about problems with the house-both physical and supernatural). Casey Johnson and Kristen Jenkins created two-three storybook pages using their paraphrasing skills and artistry to convey the meaning and mood of The Fall of the House of Usher Kayla Prowant developed and shared a PowerPoint regarding symbolism in The Masque of the Red Death Camilla Cumbaa-Taylor and Emily Hester chose to create a mask with symbols; they explained to their classmates why they constructed the mask as they did and how it related to The Mask of the Red Death Morgan Welch-Cook developed a poster that displayed at least a one-two page report on the Bubonic Plague, as well as pictures of victims, charts, maps, etc. Jake Brown has selected to write a song that relates to the character(s), plot, tion and/or point of view found in The Fall of the House of Usher; in addition, he is going to play a musical instrument and sing his song to his classmates. All students and Mrs. Betts are enjoying the project presentations and anxiously await Jakes presentation. Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 2012 Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies.WPHK Radio K-102.7 FMWYBT Radio Y-1000 AM K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also airs at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET.Swap Shop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes even longer!) Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away.K102.7 is the voice of the Liberty County Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers and the Florida Gators SPECIALTYPOSTS1/4 rounds 1/2 rounds Flat Face FACTORY SECONDS6'6" Posts, Top Size, under 2" 2-3" 3-4" 4-5" 5"+ ITEMS SUBJECT TO A V AILABILITYLiberty Post and Barn Pole Inc.DEMPSEY BARRON ROAD, BRISTOL (OFF HWY 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995WE'VE GOT THE FENCE POSTS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. CHEVROLET WelcomesTodd Leewith over 20 years experience in auto sales.For your best deal around call Toddat (850) 576-4000 or (850) 545-7882 blountstown high schoolby Karissa FlowersCabinet making students have been hard at work this year with a variety of ect for the River Valley Nursing Home. They made plaques for the residents of The Blountstown Rehabilitation Center to use for arts and crafts. They have also the Calhoun County Special Programs Building. We have completed several other projects throughout the year. They constructed a storage building, hunting houses, Adirondack chairs and foot stools, picnic tables, cabinets for Carr for homecoming, plaques for a local taxidermist and we are currently working on props for our prom. These projects give us an opportunity to develop our skills and they also provide our community with quality items. There are many other projects in production that will be sure to keep our Cabinetmaking classes hard at work. ALTHA WILDCATS EVENTSThursday, March 1 MS Softball vs. BMS, 3 p.m.; MS Baseball vs. BMS, 3 p.m.; V Softball at Vernon, 6 p.m.; V Baseball vs. Franklin County 6 p.m. Friday, March 2 Wallace Math/Comp. Science Olympiad; FCA Breakfast at AFBC hosted by Nettle Ridge 7 a.m.; V Softball vs. Wewa, 6 p.m.; V Baseball at Graceville, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3 PTO Baseball Sunday-Wednesday, Mar. 4 -FCCLA State Conference Monday, March 5 BW at Marianna, 3:30 p.m.; V Baseball at FAMU, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 MS Softball vs. Ponce de Leon, 4 p.m.; V Softball vs. Ponce de Leon, 6 p.m.; V Baseball at Ponce de Leon, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 Senior Shadow Day Thursday, March 8 MS Softball at Cottondale, 4 p.m.; V Softball at Cottondale, 6 p.m. Friday, March 9 NWFSC Math Bowl; FCA Gym Huddle, 7:15 a.m.; V Baseball at Sneads, 6 p.m.by Kenny JohnsonAltha School Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.) has been very active this year. Last week S.W.A.T. kicked off Through with Chew Week (TWCW). TWCW is an educational campaign to decrease spit tobacco use and increase awareness of the negative health effects of using these products. Our SWAT team worked hard to organize activities through out the week. Find a Heart was the most popular; it consisted of ten hearts hidden within the campus through out the week with facts on the hearts about chewing tobacco. TWCW was also promoted on our school Patrick Pitts, Karissa Flowers and Thomas Terney are shown with the swing made by the students. Picture presenting their English III project is left, Chesten Goodman and right, Gordon Yoder with their model of the House of Usher.English III classes involved in Comprehensive Edgar Allan Poe projectsCabinet making students hard at work with a variety of projectsBHS students Ally Richards and Lauren Blackburn are shown at the Blountstown Rehabilitation Center with resident Dorothy Neiman, who is holding wooden plaques made by students. sponsor, Mrs. Kennesse Dew, Kenny Johnson, Aaron Mazzarese, Kimi Wiltse and Skylor Spruill. altha wildcatsAltha SWAT working hard around schoolsilent bulletin, school new show WCAT, and our school sign with facts about chewing tobacco.
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 Calhoun County Take Stock in Children awarded scholarships to two local students on Thursday, Feb. 23. Using information from the scholarship applications and student interviews, the Take Stock in Children Council awarded two-year college scholarships to Shelby Murphy, a 9th grade student from Altha School and Destiny Boutwell, a 9th grade student from Blountstown High School. As Take Stock in Children Scholarship recipients, both students will receive a two-year community college scholarship, a mentor to provide motivation, continuous monitoring and inter vention services, and college and career counseling. In accepting the scholarships, the students will sign performance contracts agreeing to get good grades, exhibit positive behavior, demonstrate a willing ness to work with their mentor and remain drug and crime free. When they adhere to their contracts, upon high school graduation, they will each receive their two-year scholarship. The students parents also sign the performance contract, promising to be involved with their chil drens academic achievement and supportive of their chosen paths. The awarding of these scholarships are possible through donations of local community members and businesses. One hundred percent of local donations are spent on scholarships for local students. To become a part of the local Take Stock in Children Program as or mentor, please contact Barbara Hathaway at 674-5647.Calhoun Co. Take Stock in Children awards scholarships to Althas Shelby Murphy and Blountstown High Schools Destiny Boutwell Destiny Boutwell of BHS is shown with her mother, Shelia Wood, and Superintendent Tommy McClellan. Althas Shelby Murphy is shown in front along with, FROM LEFT Assistant Principal Sue Price, Superintendent Tommy McClellan, Principal Ladona Kelley, and Assistant Principal Stephanie Brogden. Blountstown elementaryAfter working hard all year on writing, on Friday, Feb. 24, the writing teachers at B.E.S. entertained the 4th grade students with a play entitled Narrative Idol. After the play, the students were treated to ice cream and candy toppers as a reward for all of their hard work! On February 28 all the students in Liberty County started the Liberty Writes Assessment, which is a progress monitoring tool to prepare for FCAT Writes testing, administered in 4th, 8th, and 10th grade. The 4th Grade students at Hosford School have been working hard to prepare for this test. After winning a singing competition in class, a few students from 4-B decided to take a song they learned, and change the words to encourage the younger students to do well on Liberty Writes. The song was sung to the same tune as The Addams Family, however, the words were changed to Liberty Writes. The Fourth Grade singers pictured right were Tucker Singletary, Lewis Pittman, Kortney Kincaid, and Need Security???Do to all the recent break-ins people are wising up about their home security decisions. For information call (850) 447-1991. You will be provided information as well as you can have an in home consultation telling to secure your home and keep your family and pets safe from treacherous burglaries, Give me a call anytime at (850) 4471991, if no answer leave me a message and I will return your call. Panther pulse Hosford 4th graders sing to classes as motivation for FCAT Liberty WritesMatthew Shuler. They visited a few K-2 grades to help motivate them to Do their Best, on the Test! Hopefully all the 4th, 8th, and 10th Graders in Liberty County will also do their best this week on their BIG TEST :) Good Luck from Hosford School!BES teachers entertain students with Narrative Idol play Feb. 24 BES Dates to Remember*Friday, March 2 Family Breakfast 7-7:45 *Monday, March 12 Family reading and Math Night 5-6 p.m. *Thursday, March 15 End of the 3rd Nine Weeks *Friday, March 16 Spring Pictures *Friday, March 23 2nd Grade Play 8:30 a.m.; Honor Assembly 3-5 grades 1:30 p.m. 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 BREAKF AST: Scrambled eggs with cheese grits. LUNCH: Chicken and rice apple sauce and whole wheat roll.Thursday BREAKF AST: Ham and cheese biscuit with potato tots.LUNCH: Chicken fajita wrap with whole kernel corn and diced pears.Friday BREAKF AST: French toast sticks with syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Pepperoni pizza with garden salad and fresh fruit.Monday BREAKF AST: Pancakes with syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: Hot dog with baked beans, apple sauce and cookie or crackers.Tuesday BREAKF AST: 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.
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 2012 T upperware New & ImprovedMORE FLAVOR FRO M YOUR FREEZEROrganize your freezer with stackable Freezer Mates containers. Rounded Call Beth Eubanksyour full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 email at bethseu email@example.comFreezer Mates 12-Pc Complete Set $89Celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW), Feb. 26 through March 3, by learning about alien plant and animal species whose introduc tion does (or is likely to) cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. Here are a few things you can do to help stop the spread of invasive species: *Do some research. Learn whats invasive in your city, region or state. Identify which species might be growing in your backyard or neighborhood. Check your own landscape, vacant lots, roadsides, wetlands, ponds and lakes. Early detection is crucial to stopping the spread of invasive species. Visit the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants website at www.plants. cies you should know. *Join in an eradication effort. Many parks and nature reserves manually remove invasive plants with the help of local volunteers. These outings are a great way to gain the satisfaction of knowing that youre helping to protect your natural heritage. *Become a citizen scientist. Spending time outdoors can be a very rewarding way to combat invasive used by local, state, or national agencies and organiza tions or actually helping get rid of invasive plants and animals, you will be able to see up close and personal the impacts of invasive species and the results of your efforts. Visit Citizen Science Central at www.birds. cornell.edu/citscitoolkit to learn more. *Spend an afternoon at a botanic garden, park or natural area and familiarize yourself with the native guides available that will help you learn native plants. The book Floridas Best Native Landscape Plants is a guide that presents native plant species that are readily available in retail and wholesale outlets across the state. Each of the 200 plants detailed in the book were selected for their availability, general har diness, popularity, and ease of use in both commercial and residential landscapes. *Replace your invasive landscape plants with native alternatives. Unlike many non-native plants, native plants are hardy, less susceptible to pests and diseases and unlikely to escape to become invasive. The great variety of plants native to any region give gardeners options that work well in any type of garden design. Because maintaining native plants requires less work, they provide excellent choices for large, commer cial landscapes as well as residential gardens. One of the most effective ways to manage invasive men, pet owners, and gardeners to avoid being dispersal agents. Here are some everyday things you can do to meet the invasive species challenge. and gear every time you leave a body of water. species into the environment. Visit www.habitattitude. net/ to learn more. species are bad, but some plants in your garden might be harmful invaders that will make their way into natural areas. Visit the Florida-friendly plant database at www. Invasive species are not only problematic, they are costly to remove and control. Think locally and act neighborly by telling your friends, family, neighbors and others about invasive species. GARDENINGInvasive exotic species know no boundaries; be plant wise Located in BristolLAND CLEARING-Private drives and roads -Food plots -Home sites -Small acreageCall E ddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas (850) 447-0849Eddie NoblesLAND CLEARING, EXCA V A TION AND ROOT RAKING FOR: March 7 from 4-5 p.m. (ET) at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in room 13 Horticulture Santa Rosa County
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents, Dale and Orean Bell Burke; and two brothers, Warren Burke and Conley Burke. Survivors include two sons, John Hodge of Tallahassee and Charles Hodge, Jr. and his wife, Melisa of Bristol; a daughter, Brenda Kay Jor dan and her husband, Jason of Hosford; six grandchildren, Troy, Dennis, Bryson, Taylor, Kelsey, and Nathan; two brothers, Earl Burke and Melvin Burke; and a sister, Faye Samanie, all of Hosford. Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 25 at Sanders Cemetery in Interment followed.Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.ARCHIE F AIRCLOTH JR.BRISTOL Archie Faircloth Jr., 73, of Bristol, and a former resident of Blountstown passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at his home. He was born on July 29, 1938 in Liberty County and had lived in Liberty and Calhoun Counties all of his life. He worked for the Blountstown Police Department from 1970 until his retirement in 2000. He served as Mayor of Blountstown from 2000 to 2004. He was a member of Dixie Lodge #109 F&AM where he served as past master. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Myrtice Faircloth of Bristol; two sons, Joe Faircloth and Archie Faircloth, III, both of Blountstown; two daughters, Myr tice Elaine Faircloth of Bristol and Julia Allen and her husband, Paul of Blountstown; two brothers, Roland Fair cloth and his wife, Joyce of Columbus, GA and Franklin Faircloth and his wife, Glenda of Blountstown; one sister, one great-grandchild; a daughter-in-law, Rita Herndon of Marianna; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Monday, Feb. 27 at Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown with Reverend Roger followed in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. TALLAHASSEE Covenant Hospice is seeking individuals who are interested in providing administrative, development or outreach support for the organization. A volunteer orientation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Tallahassee Covenant Hospice branch mond Diehl Road, Suite 150. The training class is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Covenant Hospice Volunteer Orientation will provide an overview of hospice care, including Covenants programs and services and volunteer opportunities. The training prepares individuals to volunteer in a variety of ways which include patient and family support, assisting with fundraising events, providing administrative support in Ambassador and much more. No special background or experience is required to volunteer for Covenant, just the desire to make a difference. Time unteer availability. Retired and working professionals are also needed to share their expertise and experience. To register or learn more, call Kortney Rudd at (850) 701-0131.Covenant Hospice offers orientation for new volunteers Mar. 10KA THY RENEE FORTNERBLOUNTSTOWN Kathy Renee Fort ner, 48, of Blountstown passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at her mothers home with her son, Cameo, her sister, Dora and brother-in-law Tony Hall by her side. Also by her side were neighbors and good friends, Anita Holmes and her son, Alex, and Lorene. She was preceded in death by her son, Colby Fortner; her parents, Charles Herman and Wanda (Parrish) Fortner; and her sister, LaJuana Downum. Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Fortner and his wife, Matrona of Alaska and Cameo Fortner of Blountstown; three sisters, Opal Brogdon and her husband, Danny of Wewahitchka, Frankie Darlene Dolly Chagnon and her husband, Xavier of Miami and Dora Mosley and Tony Hall of Blountstown; seven beautiful grandchildren; four nieces and four nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown. (In case of inclement weather, the service will be in Adams Funeral Home Chapel). The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 2 at Adams Funeral Home. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff.All operations of the funeral process will be handled on location at 12008 NW State Road 20.CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome B of BristolGOSPEL JUBILEE Corinth Baptist Church is having their annual Gospel Jubilee on March 10. Pilau plates will be sold from 12 noon until 5:30 p.m. with the music starting at 6 p.m. The cost of pilau plates are $6. The following groups will be per forming: The Gann Brothers, Fortress and Skyline Drive. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Sewell at 443-6108 or James Thorpe at 379-8455. REVIV AL The Apostiolic Revival Center of Marianna presents Preparing the Way of the Lord Revival March 7-9 at 7 p.m. nightly. The revival will be held at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. The speaker/evangelist for the revival will be Pastor Roberto A. Castillo. For more information call (850) 272-2438. REVIV AL The Prayer Chainers Mission of God Church will hosting a revival with guest speaker Rev. Jose M. Rojas from Monday, March 5 through Thursday, March 8. The revival will be being at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Everyone is invited to come out and hear this dynamic speaker. Apostle G. B. Sheard will be running the a revival in Dothan, AL on Friday, March 2, at Now Faith Ministry Church. The revival will begin at 7 p.m. MOVIE NIGHT Williams Memorial UMC invites everyone to come join them Sunday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. for a viewing of the movie Courageous. The church is located on Hwy. 71 South in Scotts Ferry. WILD GAME SUPPER The Lake Mystic Baptist Church Brotherhood will be hosting their annual Wild Game supper on Saturday, March 3, beginning at 6 p.m. All men are invited to come and join us for this great meal. The guest speaker for the evening will be Jeep Sullivan, Associate Pastor for First Baptist Church in Bonifay Please come and join the fun and lots of eating. The church is located at 15292 NW CR 12. For more information call the church at 643-2351. ST PA TRICKS DAY PARTY Carr Chapel is hosting a St. Patricks Day Party for the youth in Calhoun and Liberty County on March 17 at 5 p.m. at the church. This is an opportunity for fellowship, games, music and devotion. Refreshments will be served. The church is located at 20509 NW SR 73 in Clarksville. If you have questions, call Janice Harris, (850) 674-1225. Hope to see you there. NEWS FROM THE PEWSLINDA KAY BURKE HODGE
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With the bear population rebounding from about 300 to 3,000 over the past 40 years, the FWC recognizes Floridas conservation success with bears and recommends the states largest land mammal be removed from the threatened species list. The Commissioners discussed the draft Florida Black Bear Management Plan, a proposed black bear conservation rule, and heard public comments and suggestions. Final action on the draft bear management plan and rule was not taken today. The Commissioners are scheduled to take up a revision of the draft plan and the rule during their June meeting. Pointing out a paragraph in the draft bear plan tracking the fall and rise of Floridas bear population, Commissioner Brian Yablonski said, We had 750,000 people in Florida in 1914 and we had roughly 3,000 bears, and here we are at the last data point in 2002 and weve got 17 million people in 2002 and about 3,000 bears. Thats an amazing success story. I think this is a very positive day. Commissioner Richard Corbett said, The major focus is how we manage and protect with a major population increase of bears and a major population increase of humans. The draft bear management plan, released on Nov. 10, 2011, was followed by a two-month period of public input, which included public workshops in Bristol, Naples, DeLand and Gainesville. Floridians offered feedback at the workshops, online where the draft plan was posted at MyFWC.com/Bear, and by mailing written comments. About 2,500 comments were received from private citizens and stakeholder groups on the draft plan. Addition ally, people had the opportunity to speak at todays meeting. The public commented on issues such as updating bear population estimates, reducing human-bear of land-use changes impacting bear habitat. Members of the public also expressed opinions on whether to allow bear hunting in Florida and whether taking bears off the states threatened species list would impact bear conservation. FWC staff is recommending following many of the publics suggestions to change, clarify and improve the overall plan. Commissioners also gave tentative approval to a proposed FWC rule that would make it unlawful to injure or kill bears, continuing protections similar to the ones granted to bears as a state threatened species. The rule additionally commits the FWC to working with landowners and regulating agencies to guide future land use to be compatible with objectives of the bear plan. The draft plan proposes:Seven bear management units (BMUs) to tions are concentrated. The units would offer the opportunity for local input on managing bear populations and habitat. For example, the Central BMU, based in Ocala National Forest, has the largest estimated population of about 1,000 bears; the East Panhandle BMU encompasses Apalachicola National Forest, with roughly 600 bears; and the South Central BMU in Glades and Highlands counties has about 175 bears.Creation of Bear Smart Communities in areas of high bear activity. A Bear Smart Community would involve its residents, businesses, public agencies and schools in educating people about how to live in bear country and respond ample, the U.S. Air Forces Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County switched to bear-proof garbage cans and dumpsters, instituted an active education program and trained personnel in appropriate years of these efforts, Hurlburt experienced a The Florida black bear is among the 62 wildlife species that soon will join the list of species, like the bald eagle, already under an FWC manage ment plan. Floridas new threatened species conservation model requires that management plans be created for all species that have been state-listed and that plans be updated at speciThose management plans give citizens an active role in Floridas efforts to conserve its diverse wildlife for future generations.FWC moves forward on plan to manage, conserve Floridas black bear population The FWC believes its time to remove the Florida Black Bear from the threatened species list.
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 ABOVE: A member of the Fountain Temple Choir sings. LEFT: Martha Flowers and Chasity show off their dramatic evening attire.Guests enjoy food, music and fellowship at Black History BanquetLEFT: Regina Carol serves up a tasty plateful. RIGHT: Tuskegee Airman Cornelious Davis shakes Arnet Flowers hand after the meal. The community gathered to celebrate Black History Month with a banquet at the W.T. Neal Civic Center Friday night with plenty of music and good food. LEFT: Band Director Micah Martin keeps the beat. ABOVE: The PCMOG Drum Master Band Cymbal Section performs. RIGHT: John Davis takes part. RIGHT: Debbie Middlebrooks addresses the gathering. BELOW LEFT: Teen Miss Black History AQeyla Grant, her mother, Arie Mitchell, Little Miss Black History Destony Thompson and her mother, Vernice Martin all enjoy the evening. BELOW: Apostle G.B. Sheard keeps everyone in check. BOTTOM LEFT: Patricia Mosley and Martha Clower look over the selection at the African Foods Table. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS
Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 20121988 GMC 1500, 4x4, $1,500. Call Dewayne for details. 5442034. 2-29, 3-7 1996 Chevy Lumina in good condition, $1,600 OBO. Call (850) 209-7489. 2-22, 2-29 CARS1996 Monte Carlo, runs good, AC, good tires, $1,200. Call 6742469. 2-29, 3-71990 Cadillac Brougham, leather interior, AM/FM cassette/CD player with 12 disc changer, vinyl roof, Michelin tires and several new parts. Runs and drives good, present owner has had for 14 years. Ready to sell, $1,999. Call Danny at (850) 899-6472. 2-22, 2-291996 Chevy Lumina in good condition, $1,600 OBO. Call (850) 209-7489. 2-22, 2-29 MOTORCYCLES & ATVS2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250R, or truck. Call 557-6367. 2-15, 2-22 AUTO ACCESSORIESWrangler Goodyear tires, 237-2706. 2-29, 3-7Camper shell and bedliner 6485. 2-29, 3-7TCI transmission built 700R4, $500. Call 6930692. 2-29, 3-7Four 17 inch tires great shape, $200 for all. Call 545-1560. 2-22, 2-29A TV rims and tires, four 26x12x12 2-22, 2-29Blow rings for tires, 17 and 21 762-8511 or 209-0527. 2-22, 2-29 PETS/SUPPLIESChow puppies 2-29, 3-7 APPLIANCESWall oven and microwave, Sears built-in style, self-cleaning oven, works great. Microwave needs 2-22, 2-29Refrigerator in excellent condition, $100. Call 526-1753. 2-22, 2-29Gas range, uses natural gas. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 6741818. UFN FURNITURERound cherry dining room set with four chairs, $50. Call 6432575 or (334) 379-7790. 2-29, 3-7Wood dinner table, three chairs, $25. Call 643-6260 2-29, 3-7Roll away bed,2-29, 3-7Filing cabinets, two; wooden dinette table with four chairs, large china hutch, two glass end tables, 570-1046. 2-29, 3-7 Entertainment centers, one cherry wood, one blonde pine wood, both have glass door to one side, solid doors conceal storage decorative carving on each side, $150 each. Call 643-2658. 2-29, 3-7Glass top table with four chairs, 8511 or 209-0527. 2-22, 2-29Living room suit, couch and spring sets. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN TRUCKS1991 Toyota 2WD pickup, new $2,200. Call 674-2469. 2-29, 3-7 2009 Silverado Z71, 4x4, crew synthetic oil, options include cooling package, off road suspenoff-road tires, line-x spray on bed tool box, front bug shield, window vent visors, granite blue, $27,000. Call (850) 566-7994. 2-29, 3-7 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern ITEMS FOR SALEKolcraft 2-in-1 sit and step baby exersaucer walk behind toy, $30. Call 643-2575 or (334) 379-7790. 2-29, 3-7Recording studio, selling due to divorce, low hours. Call 890-8918 2-29, 3-7Singer sewing machine, $70. Baby buggy, $40. Single water bed, $40. Table with two chairs, $50. Call 674-3264 2-29, 3-7Remnant bathroom tile, offer. Call 237-1587 2-29, 3-7Girl clothes, for ages 8 10, 13 shirts, three capri type pants, one skirt, $15. Beauti10, long, $50. Call 643-6260 after 2-29, 3-7Judy Moody and Junie B Jones books, for girls grades 1-3, very funny and good chapter books, all for $20 or $2 each. John Maxwell audio books, three available, $10 2-29, 3-7Porcelain dolls on stands, in good condition, $125 for all. Geddes dolls, three, still in box, $10 each. Call 643-5011 if in2-29, 3-7Pitcher pump, $35. Call 762-8511 or 209-0527. 2-22, 2-29Two car seats Even-Flo, navy blue, $25. Cosco, navy blue, $15. Both in good shape. Call 6438381. 2-22, 2-29Old style wooden heater, $125. Call 526-1753. 2-22, 2-29Good selection of items: Mens, ladies and childrens clothes. invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN FREEBird houses 643-5396. 2-22, 2-29 ELECTRONICS, 32, 1261. 2-29, 3-7 For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers.With lawn service 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RENTAL SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN Find a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! Real EstateBY OWNERCall (850) 447-2372 UFNCATCH UP ONLINE AT CLJNEWS.C OM.Miss a recent news story? Blountstown and Bristol. $105 to $155 weekly. Deposit required. All utilities included. NO PETS. Singles or Couples preferred. Call 674-7616FOR RENT BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL Phone 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN For Rent IN BRI S TOL3 BD 2 BA Doublewide Mobile Home$575Call 643-8237 or 643-1879 REAL EST A TEWANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 March. 3 at 7 p.m.(First Saturday of every month) Public is invited.18098 NW County Rd. 12AUCTION643-7740 FREE SETUP FOR YARD SALE EVERY SATURDAY For Rent IN BRI S TOLVery nice, 2 BD/2BA *House 2 BD/2 BACall 643-6646 NEED A VEHICLE!!!!Buy Here, Pay Here $0 down, 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title Steve 800-809-4716 OWNERPhone (813) 253-3258 Owner Financing No Qualifying FOR RENTin BlountstownCall 674-3264One family $400 mo or Two family $500 moNear schools and in a quiet location
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 10+ Acres For S A LECall 643-2602On Hoecake Road near SR 20 in Bristol.$70,000 Buy, sell & trade with an ad in The Calhoun-Liberty Journal.Its time to start your SPRING CLEANING. Empty out those closets & call us! 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 Chipoo puppies, two males, free 2-29, 3-7Donkeys for sale number. 2-22, 2-29Weimaraner/Red Pit mix 2-22, 2-29 LOST & FOUNDLOST: Mini beagle 2-26. Six months old, black tan and white. Answers to Tuff. Last seen on Miller Road. Call Ryan at 2-29, 3-7FOUND: on South Street in Blountstown. 2-29, 3-7LOST: black blazer/coat, lost on Feb. 23 at Senior Citizens Center Call 762-3706 if found. 2-29, 3-7LOST: 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, 2-29 WANTED Call 6743264. 2-29, 3-7Vehicle, to make payments on, must be automatic. Call 2372-29, 3-7Small house dog. Call 6743033. 2-29, 3-7Lot travel trailer, possibly in Liberty County. Call 447-3963. 2-29, 3-7Someone to tutor2-22, 2-29Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on SR 20 east of UFN EQUIPMENT & TOOLSDeep well pump, $300 OBO. Call 2-29, 3-7Air jack 2-22, 2-29 CAMPERS2003 Flagstaff 5th wheel, brand 2-29, 3-7 HUNTING & FISHINGMercury Marine Trophy Plus propeller, 2-29, 3-71999 14 Rivercraft boat with a or will trade for an ATV. Call 6932-22, 2-2912 ft. Jon boat 2-22, 2-29 HOME & LAND9 acres land investment for sale in Bristol. Located off of Henry 2-29, 3-7 YARD SALEBLOUNTSTOWN Huge yard sale, Saturday, March Life teams from Calhoun and Liberty host this sale to raise funds United Methodist Church on Hwy. 20 across the street from Subway. For more information call 674Y ard sale, Saturday, March 3 from on Live Oak Lane in Live Oak dium clothes, mens clothes, boys Multi-family yard sale, ner of Hwy. 20 and Chipola Road. Clothes, toys, baby items, prom Y ard sale, Saturday, March 3 beClothes, purses, shoes, dresses, belts, pots and pans, lamps and tables. Call 674-3033. Huge yard sale, Saturday, March for women and juniors, shoes, pajamas, jeans, summer clothes, furniture, books, toys and more. A must see yard sale. BRISTOL Y ard sale, Friday and Saturday, Clothes, toys, lots of miscellaGarage Sale, Friday, March 2 ternity clothes and more. Call 643BECOME A VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATION
Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 2012 PRODUCTION ASSIST ANTPART-TIME TO FULL-TIME POSITION AT THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALNO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!Typing skills and ability to deal with the public a must. Computer experience helpful, but we will train anyone with basic keyboard skills and an interest in learning something new.Starting schedule: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.Starting salary: $8.50 per hour with raise after successfully completing training.To apply, email resume with at least two local references to firstname.lastname@example.org or send by U.S. mail to: PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, 13642 NW Pea Ridge Road, Bristol, FL 32321 HELP W ANTEDService Aide neededCalhoun County Senior Citizens Association, Inc. will be accepting applications for a Service Aide. Duties will include homemaking, respite care, and personal care duties. This person must have care duties. This person must also have a Florida drivers license, a high school diploma, pass FDLE background screening, and drug test. This position is for a 32 hour work week. Application deadline will be Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM. Applications may be picked up at 16859 NE Cayson Street, Blountstown, FL. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. CCSCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. THE JOB MARKET Human Services Program SpecialistThis position will be working with youth POSITION NUMBER 64004157Salary range $28,093.00 $73,007.22 Closing Date: 03/01/12 If you have any questions, please contact 6 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, and harvesting vegetables and hay on a farm, from 3/19/2012 to 9/15/2012 at Brisk Wind Farms, Denton, MD. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must lift/carry 80 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire random, upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing required. $10.34/hr or current appli cable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. MD Job Order #224252. The National Forests in Florida will be requesting refertive applicants of the upcoming opportunity. Forestry Aid (Fire) and Forestry Aid (General)*Job announcement number: OCRT-462-3-FIRE-DT, OCRT-462-3-GEN-DT *Series/Grade: GS-0462-03 *Location: Multiple Locations within the National Forests *Apalachicola National Forest Apalachicola Ranger District (Bristol) & Wakulla Ranger District (Tallahassee) *Osceola National Forest Olustee *Ocala National Forest Lake George Ranger District (Silver Springs) & Seminole Ranger District (Umatilla) *Florida Interagency Coordination Center Tallahassee *Ocala Fire Center Altoonason using the Open Continuous Register. The vacancy announcements for these positions, OCRT-462-3-FIREDT and OCRT-462-3-GEN-DT can be found at www.avuedigitalservices.com/casting/aiportal/control/mainmenu. Please specify the duty location based on the locations listed above. Applicants may apply through March 12 and a referral list will be requested on March 13. All applicants who have applied to the announcement on or before the listed dates will be referred for consider ation. Interested applicants, or those desiring further email@example.com. RN SUPER VISOR NEEDEDat Liberty CHD/Liberty Community Health CareLicensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Florida Statute 464. Leadership & supervisory skills required. Knowledge of preventive health care, nursing principles, practices & techniques. To apply please visit For questions you may contact:Lisa Taylor, Nursing DirectorClosing Date: March 9, 2012 LEG AL N OTICESNOTICE 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 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 620.00 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: G. EDW ARD SHEEHY AND ERNEST C. KING (Per O.R. Book 66, Page 445, Public Records of Liberty County, Florida.) 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. Dated this 13th day of June 2012. ROBERT HILL Clerk of Court, Liberty County, Florida Kathleen E. Brown Deputy Clerk 2-15 T 3-7MARIANNAChipola athletics honored three of the colleges most generous supporters and said goodbye to its athletic director on Feb. 14. Terry Allen of Badcock and More in Graceville, Keith Williams of State Farm Insurance and Mickey Gilmore of the Marianna Wal-Mart were inducted into Chipolas Order Native American warriors. Keith Williams sponsors the Chipola Airship, a real blimp as well as the live radar pitch speed displays for Chipola screen televisions for a half court shootouts and fundraisers. Mickey Gilmore has donated thousands in merchandise, food and cash. Chipola athletic director Dr. Dale ODaniel, said, We the battle. These three men always give Chipola whatever we need and more. Following the ceremony, Dr. ODaniel also announced his upcoming retirement. After serving as Chipola Athletic director for nine years, he will step down at the end of the basketball season. Under his direction, Chipola athletics has captured two national titles, 14 state championships, 14 panhandle championships and graduated more than 200 student athletes. Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough, says, Chipola is grateful for Dr. ODaniels visionary guidance and leadership, dedication and diligence to our community and to athletics. ODaniel received a standing ovation from the crowd.Three inducted into Chipolas order of the Golden WarriorThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) introduced a new feature on its website. Users can now view and search a database of Florida boat ramps. Providing safe, convenient access to Floridas waterways is one of our goals, said Pat Harrell, the FWCs Boating Access Coordinator. This database is designed to help keep boaters informed about facilities that are currently available. Boaters can visit the Public Boat Ramp Finder site to locate and obtain details for more than 1,600 publicly accessible boat ramps. People can look for boat ramps within a certain county, on a lake theyd like to visit or even search for dinates, Harrell said. The database provides a map, details and often photos of the ramps. The database was created from an inventory conducted for the Statewide Boating Access Inventory and Economic Assessment. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided funding through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restorations Boating Access Program. Working with boating access management partners, including Floridas counties and the Department of Environmental Protec3,440 boat ramps around the state. To access the database, visit MyFWC.com/Boating. To help the FWC improve and update this database, the public is asked to email BoatRamps@MyFWC.com to report errors or new information.FWC promotes boating access with new database $ A VON$www.youravon.com/tdaviesCALL TODAY : EARN40%STARTERKITONLY $I0
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 To place your ad, give us a call us at (850) 643-3333 SERVICE DIRECTORY Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning (850) 674-4777FL LIC. # CMC1249570 Accepting: : (850) 643-6925 : (850) 643-2064 : firstname.lastname@example.org-B NW SR 20 Bristol, FL 32321 Located in the Apalachee RestaurantGary Richards, EA MBAEnrolled Agent Enrolled to Practice Before the IRS Business & Accounting Solutions Inc. 4433 NW C.R. 274 Altha, Fl 32421 (850) 762-9402 Cell (850) 832-5055Dozer and Excavation work Over 20 years experienceClay ONealsLand Clearing, Inc. William's HomeImprovements "No Job Too Big or Small"Concrete work, landscape, pressure cleaning, renovations, seamless gutter, painting, vinyl, & screen enclosure Call 674-8092Licensed & Insured, contractor & rooferFOR FREE ESTIMA TES Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDINGReasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! That Darn PumpThere is never a convenient time to be without water.WELLS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, BARLOWS Repair & Water ServicesWell drilling & Pump repair ________________________Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Washington & Liberty Counties________________________850-639-9355or850-814-7454 Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. Day or night,Check out our prices before buying from somewhere else. For Weddings, Birthdays and all Holidays, come in or call us. Margies Florist Clint Hatcher, OwnerElectrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511New Homes Garages Additions Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE EstimatesServing Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties LIBERTY TIRE COMPANY 10781 NW SR 20 Bristol, Fl 32321Call 643-2939 MV84845Hours: Monday thru Friday 7 5 & Saturday 7 12Come see us for all your tire needs or give us a call for roadside service, oil changes & tire rotation. We specialize in sales and repair of tires for:Commercial Trucks and Trailers, OTR Equipment, Farm Equipment, Passenger Car & Light Truck Tires JEMISON Heating & Cooling, Lic# RM1416924Carrier Equipment All types of alterations shortened Call 643-4536 $5 Julia Davis CLJ NEWS .COM Odom Hill, LLC Timber Company Buyers of small and large tracks of timber Call Wayne Shallow seagrass markers installed near Lanark Reef in Carrabelle Apalachicola Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire (standing in water) guides the installation of a Shallow Seagrass caution marker near Lanark Reef. Pictured standing on boat from left to right are Captain Ron Boyce, Executive Director, AMIkids Panama City Marine Institute; and Wayland Fulford (Capital City Bank), President of the Board, AMIkids West Florida.On January 25th ten Shallow Seagrass caution markers were installed delineating shallow seagrass beds from Carrabelle to the east end of Lanark Reef to protect seagrasses from being scarred by boaters unfamiliar with the area depths and habitats. The caution markers will greatly help protect 900 acres of fragile seagrass beds along Lanark Reef. Instrumental in the installation process were Apalachicola Riverkeeper and faculty, students and President of the Board from AMIkids Panama City Marine Institute and AMIkids West Florida. The installation would not have been a success without AMIkids Panama City Marine Institute and AMIkids West Florida, said Dan Tonsmeire, Riverkeeper and Executive Director of Apalachicola Riverkeeper. These groups were absolutely the best thing we could have had to do that installation. It went like clockwork. AMIkids started in 1969 doing environmental research and restoration projects with juvenile offenders and 43 years later, the kids good for the environment helps them reset and start over fresh and with a new outlook. underwater in shallow coastal areas. Seagrass habitats, which may take many decades to form, people of Florida. These seagrass beds provide foraging and nursery habitat for over 2,000,000 juvenile grouper and other Gulf species that spend part of their life cycle in near shore waters and return to the Gulf when more fully grown. According to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), 70 percent of Floridas communities at some time in their lives. Seagrass is fragile and can be inadvertently harmed by human activities in and around our coastal waters. Caution should be taken by boaters when motoring through seagrass beds. The completion of the installation marks Apalachicola Riverkeeper in collaboration with National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, Shell Oil Company, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Northwest Florida Water Management District, and the Turner Foundation.
Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL FEBRUARY 29, 2012 Have a Smart Phone? Scan here, our website is mobile friendly! (850) 526-3456FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK 30+ MPG CLUB 30+ MPG CLUB 09 SATURN AURA XE SOLDand worked its way back or if the power line started it. We dont know where he was going or what caused the accident. He added that no one seemed to know much about the man who died. No one at the scene, including a rescue worker who lives a quarter mile from the accident, didnt recognize the truck or the victims name, he said. Waldorff speculated that something of a medical nature may have happened that caused the driver to lose control of the truck. Theres no evidence that he tried to move or get out, he said. a couple of days after the crash. He said it was an especially gruesome crash scene. Firefighters from Nettle Ridge and Altha Fire Departments responded to the scene, along with Calhoun County EMS and Jackson County Fire and Rescue. School Board, District 1: Incumbent Danny Ryals (Nonpartisan). LIBERTY COUNTY Only four candidates have come forward so far to seek one of the openings on the Liberty County ballot, including: County Judge: Incumbent Ken Hosford (Nonpartisan) Sheriff: Henry Hamlin (D) County Commission, District 1: Incumbent Albert Butch Butcher (D). County Commission, District 3: Incumbent Jim Johnson (D). Candidates who wish to qualify by petition must candidates need 42 petitions sigend by valid voters. In Calhoun County, candidates for countywide positions Qualifying week begins at noon on Monday, June 4 and continues through noon Friday, June 8.FATALITY continued from page 1 CANDID ATES DECLARE INTENT continued from page 1To the editor: I had these thoughts while perusing The Calhoun-Liberty Journal for this past week. I started reading the article on Mrs Betsy Knight. I opened the paper to Page 3 for the second part of the article. I completed reading the article and looked over on Page 2. There staring me in the face was the pictures of 3 men in 3 different articles. The lead-ins read: I thought to myself what a contrast between Page 3 and Page 2. Reading about someone like Mrs Betsy takes you to a higher level of life. How often does a person like Mrs Betsy come along? I did not know her. She had to be a special person. I hope some permanent appreciation of service will be dedicated in her memory. Thanks Elizabeth Anne Betsy Radebaugh Knight. You did make a difference. Then it was back to reality on Page 2. Pathetic. James O. Jim Rudd Chattahoochee SPEAK UP! with a letter to the editorEMAIL US AT email@example.com Note of ThanksThe family of Tootsie Hires-Henthorn would like to thank everyone for their sympathy and kindness dur ing our time of loss. It is times like this that we realize just how much our friends and family mean to us. We appreciate all your help more than any words could ever express. We would also like to give a special thank you to Kyle Peddie and Todd Wahlquist for making everything a lot easier. Nice to read about someone like Betsy for a change