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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Publication Date: 03-14-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Weekly journal (Bristol, Fla.)

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CRAA to meet in Blountstown...5 School news...14, 15 & 19 Obituaries...17 Job Market...22 Minutes...23 Sheriff's Log...2 Folk Life Days coming up at the Pioneer Settlement...4 News from the Pews...10 Almanac...11 Hiers sentenced to 6 months in prison, 3 months home connementby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorFormer C&L Bank President Jed Hiers was sentenced to six months in prison, followed by and three years of supervised release after prison during a sentencing hearing that lasted over three hours last Thursday in Tallahassee. Hiers was indicted last November of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and nine counts of making false entries in bank records with the intent to deceive bank examiners. At that time, U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh said Heirs actions caused The Bank (formerly C&L Bank) to lose millions of dollars by making loans he knew could not be repaid. During last weeks sentencing, Federal Court Judge Robert Hinkle said there was no evidence that the bank had lost money. He concluded that what Hiers did was a crime of concealment, according to Hiers attorney, Thomas M. Findley. Of course, we still maintain that hes not guilty, Findley said of his client. Its certainly a Jed Hiers was trying to help people in the community. He said the judge challenged the prosecution to find where the bank had lost money and they couldnt do it. According to Findley, the loans made under Hiers were not performing well. The judge found that he didnt cause the losses, they were just the result of the bad economy, the attorney said. Hiers served as the president of C&L Bank of Bristol in the 1990s. After C&L was purchased by The Bank in 1999, Hiers continued to serve as president of the Bristol branch. In 2001, he was appointed to The Banks Board of Directors and promoted to the position of Florida Regional President. Evidence presented at trial showed that between 1999 and 2004, Hiers hid bad loans from bank management and federal examiners by falsifying using overdraft accounts to make payments on the borrowers existing loans, and using the proceeds from loans to third parties to make payments on the debts of insolvent bank customers.Former C&L Bank President Jed Hiers THE CalALHoOUnN-LIbBErtRTY J OUURNAL CLJNews.com WEdnDNEsdaSDA Y, MARCHH 14, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 11 50includes tax from Opportunity FloridaMariannaARIANNA The interior of this hollowed-out 30-year-old factory building looks more like a scene from NASA than the sewing operation that originally occupied the facility. Within this abandoned 31,000 sq. ft. building in the Marianna Industrial Park, rows of white and silver colored telecommunication dishes and boxes of related electronic equipment are arranged in neat, tagged, inventoried systems, ready for attachment to existing communication towers throughout the eastern end of the Florida panhandle. High-speed, high capacity broadband is soon to be a reality throughout counties served by Opportunity Florida through the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA). Opportunity Florida, along with its sister organization, the Florida Rural Heartland Economic Development Initiative, are co-owners of the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA). The two economic development organizations serve state designated Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern, most often referred to as RACECs. Opportunity Florida, headquartered in Marianna, is serves 9 counties, with the recent addition of Wakulla, County, by Governor Rick Scott. The RACECs jointly own and operate FRBA, a recipient of a $24 Million federal stimulus grant for the purpose of providing middle-mile broadband telecommunication capacity to this rural region. FRBA will employ a network of towers throughout an eight county region that includes Holmes, Washington, Broadband Network installation starts soon Blaze destroys Bristol homeby Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor and Celeste Shuler is believed to have started in the carport where a truck was Richard Mims. He said the four-bedroom home was at the 13432 NW CR 12 residence at 5 p.m. Friday. The fire got up in the roof and everything just fell down, according to Celeste Shuler. The main thing is that were safe. The family was out of town at the time. She said there was nothing that could be salvaged from the home. A lot of people have given us clothing and household goods, she said. Were thankful we live in such a great community where people come together in a time of need. The couples seven-year-old triplets Jimmy, Jackson and Hunter are doing OK, she said, but They miss home. The family is now looking for a place to rent as they begin to rebuild their lives. A fundraiser is planned for Friday, April 13 to help the family with their many expenses. The cookout will be set up along SR 20 in Bristol between the Talquin Electric office and Ace Hardware. Mullet plates including coleslaw, cheese grits, dessert and bread will be sold for $7 each. Deliveries are available more information, contact Sue at 6434040. See BROADBAND on page 13 Another candidate PAGE 18Driver charged with DUI throws handcuffs and punches deputyPAGE 2Man charged in SR 69 break-in; gun and jewelry recoveredPAGE 2 Couple hospitalized after wreck at Bristol Boat Landing...3 Two hurt in Calhoun wreck...3 Rainbow Family returns for forest gathering...13 SEE PAGE 24

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks DonnieONNIE E. BroROWnN Driver tosses handcuffs aside after DUI arrest and punches deputy See BURGLARY on page 3Wewa man charged with stealing gun, jewelry while couple attend church CCALHOuUN CCOuUNTYMarch 5 Kurtis Jermaine Mathis, out of county warrants, CCSO. Adam Lee Mosely, petty theft, BPD. March 8 Donald Turner, child support warrant, CCSO. Shonte D. Davis, failure to appear, CCSO. Maria R. Thurman, VOCR, CCSO. March 9 Shakita Hogans, VOP, CCSO. Stephen Dawson, VOP, CCSO. March 10 John Ezekiel Nichols, child abuse, CCSO. Stacey Marie Sims, disorderly intoxication, CCSO. March 11 Ethan Goodman, VOP (out of county warrant Gulf Co.), CCSO.LLIBERTYRTY CCOuUNTYMarch 5 Mickey Murry, VOP (warrant), LCSO. Teresa Rudd, DUI, LCSO. March 6 Adron Zimmerman, VOSP, LCSO. March 7 Donnie Brown, DUI, resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law Kaijay Determann, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, LCSO. March 8 Shontae Davis, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Gregory Pitts, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, LCSO. March 9 Thomas Johnson, VOP, LCSO. Maria Thurman, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Stephen Dawson, domestic battery, LCSO. March 10 Allen Starke, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, LCSO. Laramie Hayman, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, CCSO. Stacey Sims, holding for CCSO, CCSO.SH H ER R IFFS LOLOGBlountstown Police Dept.March 5 through March 11, 2012 Citations issued:AAccidents..............................01 ..............................23 Special details Business alarms.........................00 R Residential alarms.....................00 C C omplaints.............................................................................................33 agency. The names above represent those charged. WW e remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Jennifer Shuler, Esq.Attorney at Law Business Real Property Divorce WillsBy A Appointment (850) 866-3680or contact me at jenniferwshuler@yahoo.comCALL ME FOR A FREE LIVING WILL FHP plans crackdown on impaired drivers over St. Pat week

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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA man injured when he drove into a utility pole at the Bristol boat landing Sunday afternoon remains in critical condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. His wife, who was riding with him, was expected to be released this morning. Michael Andrew Luke, 60, and his wife, Denise Pfeiffer Luke, 50, of Nashville, GA were traveling toward the Bristol Boat Landing around 8 p.m. Sunday when they failed to negotiate the curve at the intersection of North Central Street and River Road. Their 2003 Ford F150 began spinning counterclockwise, traveled onto the north shoulder of River Road and, while still rotating, slammed into a utility pole. After impact, the truck continued spinning until coming to rest facing east. The FHP report indicated that the couple were not wearing their seat belts. A Liberty County deputy and of the badly-injured driver, according to Emergency Management Director Rhonda Lewis. She said Sgt. Jamie Shiver performed chest compressions and firefighter Richard Mims used an Michael Lukes heart beating. Although Lukes medical outcome is not known, Lewis said their efforts kept him alive until an ambulance arrived and EMTs could take over. Lukes brother, Pete Luke, told The Journal Tuesday that his sister-in-law had suffered some spinal fractures but was up and mobile. He said she was expected to be released Wednesday. He said his brother remains unconscious. Theyre doing tests on him and there is some slight improvement, he said. Right now, its just a waiting game. This morning, I was tickling the bottom of his foot and he did react, he said. His brothers physical injuries were minimal, according to Luke, who said, The main thing was his heart rate was quite low. We dont know if that affected his oxygen. The couple had been in Panama City and were on their way home when the accident happened. The crash was investigated by FHP Trooper E.E. Hunt.Couple hurt when truck hits utility pole ABOVE: Sgt. Jamie Shiver and emergency medical technicians move the badly injured driver onto a stretcher at Sundays accident at the Bristol Boat Landing. LEFT: The impact left a break high up on the utility pole. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS James Cobb was startled when deputies entered the home. He was standing in the living room and appeared to have just awakened. When asked if anyone else was in the residence he replied that he was not certain. Deputies then noticed a white male in the room with Cobb who was lying on a mattress, pretending to be asleep. The man gave a couple of different names before he could During a search of the home, a pair of Nikes was found matching the shoe prints found at the Bracewell home. The missing gun was not in the house. Cobb said Goodman had arrived a couple of days ago. He said he had returned from a party early Sunday morning and went to sleep. He noticed that the blinds had all been shut and blankets had been put up to deter anyone from looking inside. When the grounds outside the home were searched, the shotgun was found buried under debris and pine straw at the edge of the woods. It was wrapped in a green During a second search of the home, the clothing witnesses had described was found hidden under a chair in a spare bedroom. Goodman was arrested on the probation violation Sunday. The new charges Tuesday afternoon. Bond had not been set by presstime. Two injured when pickup runs off SR 20 and hits embankment Two people were seriously injured when the pickup they were traveling in went off SR 20, west of CR 1, around 1:30 p.m. March 7, became airborne and crashed, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Jesse C. McCroan, 20, of Port St. Joe was driving east on SR 20 when he tried to pass another eastbound vehicle on the left. McCroan drove onto the north shoulder of the road then steered right, overcorrecting and causing the truck to travel across both lanes into the south ditch. The front of the 2004 Ford pickup collided with a ditch embankment at the Juniper Creek Wildlife Management Area, became airborne and then overturned. The right front passenger, 24-year-old Phillip J. McCroan, was ejected onto the south shoulder. Both were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The accident was investigated by FHP Trooper K. McNabb.DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO BURGLARY Continued from page 2ETHAN GOODMAN The recovered property is shown at left. MaARChH 14, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3

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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 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! 5,324 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................Advertising Deven Lewis.......Production AssistantOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F, Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.THE CALHOUN-LLIBERtTY JOURNAL Monday, March 19 Tuesday, March 20 Sunday, March 18 Saturday, March 17 Thursday, March 15 Friday, March 16TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Dept AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center noon, Sr. Citizens Ctr. 5 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Btown Calhoun Childrens Coalition/Calhoun Juvenile Justice Council, 1:30 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center, BtownTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 6 p.m., Altha Community Center, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol 11:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse7 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 7 p.m., Fire House 4 p.m., Attend the Church of your choice this SundayBIRTHDAY Anieca Tissue BIRTHDAY Lavern Whiddon Wednesday, March 14 Cookie Sale Tolar School 4-6 p.m. Cookie Sale Hosford School 4-6 p.m.BIRTHDAYS Jamie Carl Thomas & Ami Thomas BIRTHDAY Baylee WilliamsWear Green & Ride the Steam FundraiserVeterans Memorial 11 a.m.3 p.m.$5 per person (under 5 Free) BLOUNTSTOWN The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be having their annual Folk Life Days March 22, 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST. Please come out and join all the demonstrations. Admission will be $3. There will be demonstrations relating to home life including: Biscuit making, soap making, quilting, knitting, crocheting and washing clothes. Other features relating to life on the farm include: Beekeeping, blacksmithing, wood carving, making crackling, churning butter and using a saw mill. There will be hayrides and music throughout the day. All cabins will be opened and manned by volunteers. For more information contact the Settlement at 674-2777 or Email info@ ppmuseum.org or visit us at www.panhandlepioneer.org.The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy20. Follow HWY 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindys Fried Chicken, Silas Green St. (between 18th & 20th Street) Follow the signs. BRISTOL The staff at Cadence Bank in Bristol would like you to visit them March 24 from 8-11 a.m. for a huge yard sale fundraiser. There will be something for everyone. All proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Come out and help raise funds for this great cause and take home something you can use at the same time. Cadence Bank plans yard sale for Muscular Dystrophy March 24BLOUNTSTOWN Cadence Bank will be partnering with the Calhoun County Library to provide a one hour workshop on Thursday, March 29 at 3 p.m. in the Blountstown Public Library in the Heritage Room. Considering how to Pay Yourself First, (as in Save-Save-Save), should be a major priority for any income. Once you have saved your money, you need to learn how to Charge It Right by discovering the benThere is no registration required For further information, please contact Altha Library Branch Manager Lavaine Williams or Darlene Earhart, AmeriCorps*Vista, at 762-8280. DOTHAN, AL The annual Old-Time Fiddlers Convention will be held at Landmark Park on Saturday, March 17. The contest, which begins at 1 p.m. in the parks Victorian-style gazebo, is held annually in conjunction with Spring Farm Day, one of the parks oldest and most successful special events. Spring Farm Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in an effort to preserve and encourage this old-time music tradition. All acoustic guitars, banjos and other instruments to jam in the Fiddlers Corner in the parks one-room schoolhouse during the day. Contestants of the Old-Time Fiddlers Convention will compete in four age categories for cash prizes and ribbons. An Open Division will be offered with no age or tune restrictions and winners place trophy. All contestants not pre-registered must register by noon the day of the event. Registration to enter the Adult and Senior Division of the Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is $10. Registration is $5 for the Youth, Junior and Open Divisions. Other activities during Spring Farm Day include demonstrations of old-fashioned skills, childrens activities, music, concessions, arts and crafts and more. Landmark Park is a 135-acre natural and cultural history museum and serves for the state of Alabama. The park is located on US Hwy 431, three miles north of Dothans Ross Clark Circle. To receive a registration form and rules for the Old-Time Fiddlers Convention, or for more information about Spring Farm Day, call (334) 794-3452 or visit www. landmarkpark.com.Old-Time Fiddlers convention scheduled at Landmark March 17Folk Life Days set March 22-24 at the Pioneer SettlementCome enjoy the Annual Spring Fling at your local library *Blountstown Library Thursday March 22 & Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. *Altha Public Library Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. *Shelton Park Public Library Thursday, March 29 at 3 p.m. *Hugh Creek Park Public Library Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m.

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MARCH 14, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS Wear green & RRide the SteamA fun time for the young and the young at heart. Come take a ride on the only 2 foot gauge steam train in Florida. The steam train will depart from the Veterans Memorial Railroad Depot and take you on a memorable mile ride through the Veterans Memorial Park.For information call 643-6646 or 643-5491A ST. PaA TRICKsS DaA Y FUNd D Ra A Is S ER EEVENTMarch 17 11 a.m. 3 p.m. (ET)at Veterans Memorial Park$5 per person (per ride)CHILd D REN UNd D ER 5 RId D E fF REE We're your one-stopTIRE SHOP! s "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all"H CITY TIRE cCO. BFGG O O D Y EA AR RDUNLOP NHI ENHAGEI Cataracts?E G N Lee Mullis M.D.E Smart Lenses SML Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 1600 Jenks A A ve., Panama CCity(850)763-6666 BLOUNTSTOWN The public is invited to attend the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown, with a Dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at noon. The program will include a tour of the Pioneer Museum to offer guests a of our region. Dr. Daniel Powell, Executive Director of CRAA, says, In an effort to involve more people, CRAA has moved its monthly meeting to Calhoun County. We invite all who want to be transported back in time to sample the pioneer lifestyle of the panhandle. The Pioneer Settlement is a collection of historical and recreated buildings arranged to simulate an early agricultural community. Cost of this special, exclusive event is $10 and will include a lunch and the program. Chipola district with a rotating scholar ship that is offered to potential music, art, and theatre students. Deadline for Liberty County high school seniors to apply is March 16. For more information regarding the March 20 meeting, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.CRAA meets at Pioneer Settlement March 20 Dance A Alive to perform at CChipola CCollege March 18MARIANNADance Alive National stage Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m., as part of the Chipola Artist Series. From classical ballet to physically outrageous contemporary dance, ranging from Bach to African music, the program starts with a roar and never slows down. The show is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. From eloquent Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty to the riveting, energetic Fesitvo celebration of Latin song and dance, Dance State Touring Company of Florida for a record 35 years. The company features an international roster of award winning dancers who have a non-stop energy and love for dance that is at the source of the companys undeniable success. Dance Alive has toured the U.S. and Costa Rica under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Arts, South Arts, Allied Concert Services, Conciertos Internacionales and the Florida Department of State. Tickets$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for Chipola studentsare on sale in the Chipola (850) 718-2220. HouHOURsS H L $$$E $E $E AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED IF YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ON TIME AUTO FINaANCINGDAYLIGHTLiberty & Calhoun County 4-H hosting giant yard sale Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Liberty 4-H will hold theirs at Veterans Memorial Park walking track and Calhoun 4-H will hold theirs at Magnolia Square. Dont wait till the last minute! Theres still time to clean out that closet, garage, barn or yard and get rid of your clutter. Rent a space at the Giant Yard Sale and make some green with Liberty and Calhoun County 4-H Spring Clean and Go Green Giant Yard Sale this weekend. Call Liberty 4-H at 643-2229 or Calhoun 4-H at 674-8323 for an application to rent a spot and help a child go to 4-H summer camp. Rental space is $10. The Steam Engine train will also be running on March 17. There will be a $5 per person charge under ride free.H

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 BUSINESSBRISTOL John Mark Bryant, the Lead Educator at Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Incorporateds Liberty-JUST program, has been named the companys 2011 Employee the honor by company CEO Donnie Read in a ceremony held March 2 at the south Liberty County campus on Hwy 65, just north of Sumatra. The award was the culmination of Twin Oaks annual employee award cycle in which an employee is selected by a peer committee each quarter by each program to represent their program as Employee of the Quarter. In January of each year, each program awards an Employee of the Year from the previous years quarterly winners. Eight program Employee of the Year winners for 2011 competed for the company-wide award that Bryant was subsequently selected for, including: Carla Greene of Apalachicola Forest Youth Camp (South Liberty County); Nick Tafuri of Twin Oaks Vocational Academy (Greenville); Priscilla Warren of RAM-C Program (Greenville); Shyron Johnson of DOVE Academy (Graceville); Tammy Wigfall of DOVE IMH Academy (Graceville); and Kendra Campbell and Brigitte Gottwald of Twin Oaks Forensic Outpatient Services (Gainesville). Twin Oaks has over 500 employees statewide. John Mark Bryant is a native of Greensboro and graduated from Robert F. Monroe High School. He received his BS in Social Science Education from Florida State University in 2003. He was hired by Twin Oaks in 2005 at Apalachicola Forest Youth Camp as a juvenile comperoles including math teacher, social studies teacher, science teacher, assessment coordinator, and lead educator. He has been at the Liberty-JUST program for over two years and currently supervises learning for social studies, in education. In addition to his regular work day, John Mark is also currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Bryant enjoys seeing the progress his students make during their stay with the program, and says his biggest reward in working with troubled youth is in knowing they gained the tools necessary to be productive citizens when they return home. He knows this is not possible by his efforts alone, but by the Twin Oaks team to whom he is proud to share in the responsibility. We are very proud of the selection of John Mark Bryant to represent Twin Oaks as our 2011 Employee of the Year. His willingness to go above and beyond his normal duties to serve the best interest of the youth we serve is a shining example for our entire agency. It is always a tough competition, we were truly humbled by the personal dedication displayed by each program Employee of the Year that we interviewed, said Tony Read, Twin Oaks Human Capital Manager, who was a member of the selection committee. AboutBOUT TwinWIN OaksAKS JuvenileUVENILE DevelopmentEVELOPMENT IncNC. Each year Twin Oaks Juvenile Development (TOJD), through its Twin Oaks Vocational Academy, Apalachicola Forest Youth Camp, Liberty-JUST program, DOVE Academy, Twin Oaks Forensic Outpatient Services, Project Connect Program and Rasa serves over 1,000 state of Florida youth between the ages of 8 and 18 through residentiallycommitted and community-based juvenile justice and community outreach programs. TOJD was established in 1998 to address the needs of troubled youth and their families in the state of Florida. TOJD facilities focus on building self-esteem, social skills, life skills, vocational skills, work ethic, problem-solving skills, accepting responsibility, and acknowledging the existence of a higher being. Educational services provided to committed youth include low teacher-to-student ratios and state-of-the-art, individualized, computer-based, self-paced educational delivery systems. Students are given the opportunity to complete their high school a career aptitude/interest exam to direct them toward future occupational goals. All TOJD facilities offer accredited vocational educational opportunities for their students in landscaping, business systems, culinary operations and small engine repair, to name a few. Clinical services provided to TOJD youth include health, mental health, restorative and substance abuse counseling. The youth receive both individual and group behavioral counseling on a daily basis and meet with their treatment teams every 14 days informally and every 30 days formally. Additionally, at TOJD facilities, families are encouraged to be involved as much as possible in the treatment team process.John Mark Bryant named Twin Oaks Employee of the Year John Mark Bryant (RIGHT) receives his award from Donnie Read, CEO of Twin Oaks Juvenile Development Center.the Northwest Florida Water Management DistrictHavanaAVANAElectronic permitting of water wells was an immediate success when the system went live on Jan. 4. That month, the Northwest Florida Water Management District received nearly half its applications and a quarter of its completion reports online. The District has passed along direct savings of time and money through e-permitting, said District Execuexpedites well-permitting that applications can now be completed and submitted from anywhere, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is a marked improvement from the days when wellpermitting, permit extensions and completion reports had to be hand-delivered or mailed to the District as hard copies and payments were limited to cash or check, said Guy Gowens, Director of the Districts Division of Resource Regulation. Clients can now process forms and pay online using credit, debit or electronic funds transfer, he said. They can monitor their application status, notify the District of work starting, extend permits and submit completion reports anytime from anywhere. of applications and 23 percent of completion reports were submitted online. The District has averaged 6,500 well permits annually larger than six inches in diameter, which comprise about 20 percent of wells in the panhandle. The District also licenses 151 water well contractors and has special oversight in potentially contaminated areas.NW FL Water Districts online well permitting saving time and moneyWell drillers install a new well. Photo by Mark Pritzl, NWFWMD WANTS YOU!!!SWA A T is making a strong effort to have a presence here in Calhoun County. SWA A T recognizes the negative effects of using tobacco products and actively works to encourage our youth, young adults and adults to never become involved with activities. If you are a teen between the ages of 12 and 17 years, and would like to join the C Calhoun C County SWA A T program, please see our SWA A T Advisors listed below and help us make a positive change in Calhoun County. Kennesse Dew Altha School Jonathan Alford Blountstown Middle School Carylee Sewell Carr School Carmen Overholt Blountstown High School John Michael Henson Altha Church of God Geraldine Sheard Prayer Chainers Michele Futch Blountstown First Baptist If you have any questions, please contact Pamela McDaniel (850) 674-5645, ext 236.

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MARCH 14, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 LADIESMarch 15 is a very special day for the Deason Twins. Vivian Goodman and Lillian Dasher will be celebrating their birthday.Happy Birthday, from your loving family Jaden Potter9 years oldMarch 14 Branson Grant1 year oldMarch 9Descendents of Chiquita Sanders Rudd Tony and Lisa Davis of Clarksville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Maegan Davis to Kyle Russell of Blountstown. He is the son of Raymond and Susan Russell of Blountstown Maegan is a 2007 graduate of Blountstown High School. She is a fourth grade teacher at Altha School. Kyle is a 2006 graduate of Blountstown High School and is currently employed at United Auto Parts in Blountstown. The wedding will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 5 p.m. at the home of Tony and Lisa Davis in Clarksville. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.Russell, Davis announce plans to wed on March 24Air Force Airman Joshua C. Foxworth graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Foxworth is the son of Doug Foxworth of Northwest Gray Road, Clarksville, and Charlotte Boyden of Falling Waters Road, Chipley. He is a 2007 graduate of Altha High School.AAltha A Airman Joshua CC. Foxworth graduates from basic trainingAir Force Airman Kevin A. Carroll graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Carroll is the nephew of Kelly McCorvey and Nancy Strickland, both of Wewahitchka. He is a 2011 graduate of Wewahitchka High School.Airman Kevin A. Carroll of Wewa completes military training in Texas Wedding Service News birthdays birth mMICHAEL LIAmM NALLCary and Christian Nall of Tallahassee are proud to announce the birth of their son, Michael Liam Nall, born on Jan. 23. He weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 19 3/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Eldon and Linda Earnest of Brandon. Paternal grandparents are Juanita Nall Bonde of Blountstown and the late Anthony Nall.CHRICHRISTINEINE SIIKEESChristine Sikes of Hosford is turning 91 on March 18. She loves her poodle Rusty, going shopping, working for her church at Corinth Baptist and playing cards with her family. Her children are hosting a chicken pilau on Saturday, March 17 at 12 noon at 21539 NE Chester Street in Hosford. All family and friends are invited to wish Christine a wonderful birthday. LLIZZIE BLACkKLizzie Black celebrated her 11th birthday on Feb. 20. She is the daughter of Gary and Kelly Black of Hosford. Her grandparents are Calvin and Jennell Black of Hosford and James and Marher birthday on Feb. 22 with a cake and had a fun time at the Team Kids Program at her church, Corinth Baptist. Lizzie enjoys art, singing, being with family and friends and going to church.BBRANsSON LLEE GRANtT birthday March 9. He is the son of Sierra and Matt Grant of Hosford and brother to a big sister, Kaylee. His grandparents are Carmen Morgan and Andy Potter of Hosford, Mark and Amber Daughtry of Tallahassee, Terra Sanders of Hosford and Mike and Jennifer Grant of Tallahassee. His great-grandparents are Tom and Vivian Hardy of Tallahassee, Sharon and Bert Crews of Hosford, Laurette Feene of Monticello and Arthur and Vicky Grant of Tallahassee. His great-great-grandmother is Chiquita Rudd of Hosford. Branson had two parties and had a blast at both of them, tearing into the cake and loving it. He enjoys playing with his big sister Kaylee and getting into everything. Hes all boy and loves to eat.JADEN POttTTERJaden Potter will celebrate her ninth birthday March 14. She is the daughter of Andy Potter and Carmen Potter of Hosford and the late Tania Martin Potter. She has one brother, Jacob Hill of Blountstown and one stepsister, Sierra Grant of Hosford. Her maternal grandparents include Sharon and Bert Crews of Hosford and Lucky Martin and Michelle of Telogia. Her paternal grandparents are Kathy and R.J. St. Romain of Louisiana, Barbara Potter of Bristol and Byron Potter of Quincy. Her maternal great-grandmother is Chiquita Rudd of Hosford. Jaden enjoys going to Sunday School and church, visiting granny Chiquitas on Sunday, riding her bike, playing with her dog Snickers and just being Jaden.

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No matter what politicians like Newt Gingrich and political pundits say, it is not the President, or the Congress, or the consumer, or the free market that controls gasoline prices. The facts are that U.S. consumption of gasoline is at its lowest point in 15 years. The U.S. has increased its production of oil by opening more U.S. decades, the U.S. is a net exporter of gasoline. Decreasing demand normally means reduced prices, but not in the case of gasoline. The reason that the U.S. is exporting gasoline is that the U.S. can produce a gallon of gasoline more cheaply that other countries. One of the reasons is that very result is that other countries want to buy the cheaper U.S. produced gasoline and compete with U.S. markets. There is a Keystone Pipeline from Canada to Cushing, Oklahoma where crude oil is stored. The problem Pipeline that President Obama nixed will run from became a political football for Republicans, but what the right-wing media will not tell you is that the Republican governor of Nebraska raised the environmental issue and wrote to President Obama and asked him to kill the pipeline deal. The pipeline was planned to be routed through the sand hills of Nebraska, which presented a danger to the states aquifer. The danger to the states water supply was too great, and the Republican governor did the right thing by asking the President to stop the project. Fox News started bashing President Obama over cancelling the project, the Republican governor of Nethe President shouldnt have cancelled the pipeline project even though the President was protecting Nebraskas water supply. An article in the March 5 Bloomberg Businessweek ity is the major culprit in high gasoline prices, particularly on the U.S. East Coast. area that supplied about half of the jet fuel, gasoline and diesel fuel produced on the East Coast. Today these for sale. To make matters worse for people on the east coast, Bloomberg reports that a joint U.S. and Venezuelan processed some 350,000 barrels of oil a day, most of it for the east Coast. Oil isnt just oil. There are a variety of grades of oil, depending on the amount of sulfur in eries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest areas are designed to process light, sweet crude such as Brent Crude. But Brent Crude primarily comes from of which is affected by world events and market prices more so than if the oil came from Texas. According to Bloomberg, in the past year, turmoil in the Middle East has increased the price of Brent Crude from $94 to $120 per barrel. The U.S. Energy Information Administration indicates that there are seven factors working together which affect the price of crude oil. There is two main sources of supply: the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Non-OPEC, primarily Canada. OPEC can put the squeeze on the U.S. and world oil market by decreasing their output. Conversely, increased OPEC production has a positive effect on world oil prices. Inventories or lack of inventory of oil also affects world oil prices. Speculation does have an effect on oil prices. Rightwing politicians will say that isnt true, but market participants not only buy and sell physical quantities of oil, but also trade contracts for the future delivery of oil and other energy derivatives. One of the roles of the futures market is price disencing oil prices. For example, the quarterly average of the number of outstanding oil futures contracts at the end of each 2003-2007 as interest in oil as an investment grew. ing the last days of the Bush administration, there was about 1.5 million contracts per day and in 2011 the number was approaching 1.6 million. The last factor affecting gasoline prices is demand. The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) consist of the United States, much of Europe, and other advanced countries. At 53 percent of world oil consumption in 2010, these large economies consume more oil than the non-OECD countries, but have much lower oil consumption growth. Oil consumption in the OECD countries actually declined in the decade between 2000 and 2010. Oil consumption increased more than 40 percent in non-OECD countries like China and India. Saudi Arabia had the largest growth in oil consumption among the countries in the non-OECD during this period. Obama today are responsible for high gasoline prices. Also, Newt Gingrich cannot make the price of gasoline $2.50 per gallon. Just more of Newts economic ignorance talking. Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS Late Night LaughsA recaRECAP oOF recentRECENT obOBSerER Vation ATIONS by BY lateLATE niNIGhtHT tV TV hoHOStTS. COMMENTARYWho controls gasoline prices? They say gasoline could be $6 a gallon. But the good news is the White House says P President Obama is aware of the problem, and will continue to talk about it between fundraisers. JAY LENOIts being reported that Dunkin Donuts restaurants in China are adding pork donuts to the menu. F For G Gods sake, do the Chinese have to beat us at ? ConanONAN OBrienRIENWith daylight-saving time, we lose an hour of our lives. Its like a Kardashian marriage. DAV VID LETTERMANYou know when it comes to organic food, the USSDA is very tough. You cant have anything that ends in eetos. CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONHappy birthday to Mitt Romney, hes 65 years old. At his party, he didnt blow out the candles. He gave a speech and the JAY LENORomneys birthday is not a big deal here. But in the Cayman Islands, its a national holiday. JAY LENORush Limbaugh is in a lot of trouble. Hes down to two national sponsors. You know what they are? One is Crisco, and the other is Hostess Twinkies. DAV VID LETTERMANI actually tried to grow my own food but I CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONFFor me, whatever time we save for daylight-saving time is offset by the 45 minutes clock on the microwave. JIMMY KIMMELGGas prices it is $6 a gallon here. P People in L.A. are furious. You cant tell, of course, because of the Botox. CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONLarry King announced hell be hosting a new daily talk show online. The format of the show will be a little bit different from his TVV show. The plan is to make it an hour of Larry staring into a webcam wondering if its turned on and if anyone can hear him. JIMMY KIMMELIm excited about the new iPPad. But then Im excited about anything that is not the Republican primaries. CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONLast week a Chicken McNugget that resembles P President G George Washington was auctioned on eBay for over $8,000. Meanwhile, a Chicken McNugget that looks like Mitt Romney was eaten by Newt GGingrich. ConanONAN OBrienRIEN

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MARCH 14, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARY WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON Listening to the victory speeches on Super Tuesday, it was glaringly obvious that only Mitt Romney took the opportunity to congratulate his opponents. Romney commended Newt Gingrich for having a good night in Georgia, and Rick Santorum blush, it seemed Romney is the only one of the remaining candidates who learned his manners, and who is gracious in both victory and defeat, but the subtext is quite different. with millions of dollars of negative advertising, so he could afford to be gracious. When he congratulates his thats all fair in love, war and politics. Much of the commentary has focused on how the Super Pacs have allowed Gingrich and Santorum to stay in the race. Each has a billionaire backer feeding money into the Super Pac supporting them; otherwise one or both would have been forced out of the race for lack of money. Yet no one has focused on Romney and the many millions that his Super Pac has poured into the race, demolishing one candidate after another. If Romneys Super Pac did not exist, would Romney have been able to stomp out Gingrichs emerging Florida the way he did? Its not surprising that Gingrich is carrying such a deep grudge against Romney. He belittles Romneys much vaunted ability to manage the economy as managing the decay because Romney has not offered a compelling vision for what he would do to turn around the economy. If Romneys Super Pac did not exist, would Romney have been able to stop Santorum in Michigan or Ohio? Santorum claims that he was outspent 12 to 1 in Ohio, where Romney won by a single percentage point. Life isnt fair, and neither is politics, but the role of money in this primary campaign, and how Romney in will alter the rules for this election season, but there should be ample evidence to go back to the Supreme Court and challenge the Citizens United decision that opened the door to the unregulated sums of money that are underwriting our politics. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the Citizens United decision for the majority, notes that there is no evidence that money coming into politics in this manner partly in the eyes of the beholder, and overturning any decision of this magnitude is an enormous challenge. But Republicans who cheered Citizens United may be having second thoughts now about the corrupting role of money. A former defensive coach for the Redskins was recently in the news for confessing that he paid money to players for hard hits, and extra money for taking out of the game one of the star players on the other side. Thats not unlike what Romney has done. First it was was Gingrich; now its Santorum. Democrats are suiting up for the big game, and President Obama will have plenty of money to go one on one with Romney. A presidential campaign should be about an exchange of ideas and a debate about each candidates vision for the country. One of these men will win, and one will lose, and each will be gracious. The voters will judge how genuine they are in acknowledging victory and defeat or whether they are simply duping us into believing they fought

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 The Health Department will be offering FREE services from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (CT)Blood Pressure Check, Free Health Information, Free give-a-ways 19984 Central Ave. W, Hwy. 20 W, BlountstownDont search all over...Just call the Grovers. Rivertown Auto Sales, INC2005 Nissan A Altima $8,950 AT R Rivertown A Auto Sales 1999 CChrysler Sebring $4,995 NEWS FROM THE PEWS Note of ThanksWe would like to express our warm and loving gratitude for all the friends and family that expressed their sympathy in our time of sorrow. The prayers, phone that were provided to our family in our time of need were greatly appreciated. Sincerely, The family of Linda Hodge SPECIAL PROGRAM Guest Speaker Sr. Margaret Kuntz, ASCJ, Director Of Catechesis, will present an adult faith-sharing program on A New Look at the Ten Commandments at St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church on SW Gaskin St. in Blountstown. The program is set for Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. CT. We will meet in the church hall. Light refreshments will be served. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The New Zion COGIC would like to invite you and your choir to our 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. and continue on Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. The church would like for your choir to render an A&B selection. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The St. Luke Church of God in Christ would like to invite everyone to their 1st Church Anniversary. The event will take place March 20-25. March 20-24 services will begin at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. On Sunday, March 25 the service will begin at 5 p.m. (ET). Everyone is welcome to come and join us in praising and worship. Following the service on Sunday, March 25 dinner will be served. For more information call Pastor Delano Reed at 643-6400 or Mother RoseaLee Lane at 643-5958. ANNUAL WOMENS DAY CELEBRATION The Womens Ministry of St. Mary M.B. Church cordially invites you to their Annual Womens Day Celebration beginning March 24. The theme is Women of Faith Walking Worthy of their Calling Ephesians 4:1-2. The church will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop facilitator will be Evangelist Patricia Mosley. On Sunday, March 25 the 11 a.m. service will be lead by speaker Evangelist Vivian Mitchell. The 3 p.m. service being lead by speaker Evangelist Jahazel Dawkins. Come join in this lifting of the name of Jesus. The church is located at 16345 SE River Street in Blountstown. REVIVAL & EGG HUNT Telogia Baptist Church in Hosford is having a Spring Revival, Hunting for Lost Souls, on March 18-21 Rev. Bill Jenkins will be our speaker and we plan on having great music presented by the Telogia Praise Team, Ken Hosford and Family, Claudie Black, Krista Black Harley Arnold and Winter Durden. *The Sunday, March 18 service will be at 11 a.m. followed by a cover dish dinner at noon. The Sunday night service will begin at 7 p.m. *Monday through Wednesday, March 19-21 services will begin at 7:30 p.m. *Wednesday, March 21 we will still have our regular RAs & GAs program. We will feed the children a meal at 6:45 p.m. and have a Bible lesson and activities afterwards. *Sunday, April 8 will be our Easter Egg Hunt at11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come participate in our Hunt For Lost Souls Revival March 18-21.

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The Big River Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation raised several thousand dollars for their conservation fund during the March 3 Hunting Heritage Banquet at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. at right as he keeps the bids going up during the auction, which featured many items. Below right Jared Deason listens during the auction while his son Noah enjoys playing with his toy. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 ABOVE RIGHT: Guests at the banquet line the table checking out the bounty of good food. LEFT: Big River Longbeards Committee Member Alvin Foran holds up a bronze turkey weathervane up for auction. RIGHT: Raymond Russell and Suzanne Stoutamire discuss the items for sale and to be auctioned off after the meal.Hunting Heritage BanquetBetter start brushing up on your turkey calling, because spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means its time to start talkin turkey. spring turkey hunting seaing of spring turkey season in each hunting zone. The the opportunity to 78 of this season. hunt. In that case, he or she Forty-nine of the 78 paryouth spring turkey quota permit. For safety reasons, the last season that limits the guns only, using shot no hunters. Theyre similar to the eastern subspecies or south of the counties of subspecies. Eastern turkeys the season runs March 17 possession limit on turkeys limit is one. before sunrise to sunset, but hunting at 1 p.m. To participate in spring plan to pursue a gobbler purchase a management area permit. at county tax collectors com/License. for a special-opportunity or Turkey, click on Where out a quota permit to see management area permit spring turkeys.Tony Young and his wife, Katie, are already looking forward to turkey hunting together on a small piece of private property and being a guest on each others quota hunt.Spring gobbler season in full swing across FloridaOutta the Woods by Tony Young

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MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 BROADBANDCONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGEQUINCY The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Florida Rural Economic Development and Tourism Summit. I am very pleased Gadsden County was selected to host the 2012 Florida Rural Economic Development and Tourism Summit, said David Gardner, executive director of the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce and chair of this years summit. We look forward to showcasing all that Gadsden County has to offer with summit participants. Hundreds of businesses, government and economic will take place March 14-16 at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana. It is being organized by Opportunity Florida, an economic development organization made up of nine rural counties in Northwest Florida, in partnership with the North Florida Economic Development Partnership and Floridas Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative. The summit is funded in part by the Governors and Enterprise. The summit will provide a diverse range of highquality, interactive educational sessions, opportunities to participate in hands-on demonstrations and invaluable information exchange and networking opportunities. This years speakers are: Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, TCC President Jim Murdaugh, Florida State Senator Bill Montford, (District 6), Gray Swoope, Florida Commerce Secretary and President of Enterprise Florida, Cynthia R. Lorenzo, interim Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Al Latimer, Senior V.P. for Enterprise Florida, Chip Chalmers, Television Producer and Director Berkley Young, President of Berkley W. Young Travel and Tourism Research, Eric Williams VP with National Solar Power Partners, Dr. Dale Brill, President of the Florida Chamber Foundation, Randy Hanna, Chancellor of The Florida College System and Barney Bishop, past president and CEO of Associated Industries of Florida. Topics that will be discussed at the summit include opportunities, education, workforce training, agribusiness and agritourism, legislative issues and other concerns regarding rural counties in Florida.Gadsden Chamber hosts Rural Economic and Tourism Summit Rainbow Family returns for annual gathering in the Apalachicola Forestby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorMore than 400 people are expected to gather in the Apalachicola National Forest this weekend for the Fifth Annual 2012 North Florida/Apalachicola Rainbow Gathering. The groups spokesperson, Greg Forkman Beck, said campers are setting up at Cliff Lake, 1.6 miles down Forest Highway 13, about 14 miles northeast of Sumatra. As of Monday, about 250 had already made the pilgrimage to join their Rainbow brethren. The hippies are back and weve had the biggest, warmest welcome this time, said Forkman. Visitors are welcome to come see them at the lake. Forkman said that several local residents have already stopped by and brought food to share, including some venison. Rainbow gatherings are open, non-commercial events where free spirits gather to camp, commune and enjoy the woods. According to the Rainbow mini-manual, theres only one thing you need to become a member of their group: If you have a belly button, you can be a rainbow. The group gathered in the forest near Liberty County in March of 2010. The Rainbow Family regularly holds gatherings across the country. For more information about them, visit their website CLJNews.com, select Features and then Photo Features for photographs and a story about the 2010 gathering. A member of the Rainbow Family plays a kazoo and an air guitar walking stick during the 2010 gathering near Sumatra. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOJackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Franklin, Liberty, and Gadsden. Wakulla county, a recent addition to Opportunity Florida, was not part of the original broadband grant. Considered the great equalizer by rural economic developers, broadband provides the data capacity to support computerized digital equipment and networks that can allow remote, rural areas to compete for jobs with urban areas. Many parts of rural America do not have affordable access to always-on, high capacity data networks and some still rely on dial up Internet access. All modern logistic and distribution systems, for example, depend upon high capacity broadband and digital services. Broadband is equally important to public service, education and the medical community. Telemedicine, allowing doctors to interpret and diagnose through digitally delivered scans and tests while emergency personnel can provide services under medical supervision through telemetry. Broadband is becoming the standard means of delivering distance learning through graphic and audio video means and many college campuses now provide anywhere classes through the Internet. Public service and utility organizations utilize digital, high-speed radio sidebands for emergency, police and service restoration services and monitoring. Typically, these services are not possible due to limited capacity in many small towns and rural areas. refers to multichannel telecommunication paths over a band is usually synonymous with the Internet, including voice and data. The FRBA system will generally be deployed over wireless paths and made available to last-mile, or retail customers, not to the end user. FRBA was designed to provide high capacity broadband service to end-use providers, generally, where adequate service is not otherwise commercially available. The wireless system should typically deliver data at speeds 12 times those of existing digital subscriber line services. The total cost of the FRBA network is budgeted at $34 million, including the $24 million broadband grant along with a $10 million in-kind contribution from local governments and public authorities. FRBA was funded as part of the American Recovery and Rehabilitation Act, more commonly known as the Federal Stimulus Program. The grant is administered through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce. surveillance, both requirements of the NTIA. Trucks are arriving weekly with additional equipment that is being installed by Rapid Systems, a Tampa contractor specializing in high speed wireless networks. The construction and deployment is being managed by G4S, an international provider of services to both private and governmental institutions. Deployment of the network will commence within the next few weeks as the material stocking phase is completed. More information about the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA) project can be obtained through the WeConnectFlorida.com Internet web site. BROAD BAND TECHOpportunity Florida ViceChairman Byron Ward examines broadband equipment arriving at a storage facility in Marianna.

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Justin Terry competed Monday, March 5 in Orlando at FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Job Interview. Job Interview is an individual event that recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupational skills to develop a portfolio, participate in an interview and communicate a personal understanding of job requirements. Participants must prepare a portfolio, be prepared communication skills and job knowledge through an interview. Justin received a silver medal and won the privilege to compete at the FCCLA National Competition in July. We are all very proud of Justins accomplishment and wish him well at National Competition. Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012SCHOOL LLUNCH MENU MMar 14-20, 2012 LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFAST: Grits with scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Chicken parmesan over whole grain pasta or turkey club on autumn grain or veggie lovers wrap with lima beans, tossed salad with dressing and petite banana. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: Cinnamon roll with sausage patty. LUNCH: Meatloaf or toasted ham and cheese sandwich or chicken salad sandwich with steamed broccoli, whole kernel corn, dinner roll and fruited gelatin. FridayBREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes with sausage patty. LUNCH: Roast turkey with gravy or cheeseburger on bun or chicken salad plate and crackers with turnip greens, mashed potatoes, cornbread and fresh apple. (4th grade pizza)MMondayBREAKFAST: Breakfast pizza. LUNCH: Latin roasted pork or PB&J on autumn grain or salsa chicken wrap with baked sweet potatoes, collard greens, dinner roll and chilled peaches. (Kg & 1st grade pizza).TuesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit. tortilla or chicken fried steak on bun or turkey and cheese chef salad and crackers with pinto beans, carrots with corn and grape juice.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. CAl L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFAST: Ham cubes with grits and sweet poLUNCH: Turkey and cheese sub with french fries and fruit cup.Thursday syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Baked chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans, whole wheat roll and tropical fruit cup.FridayBREAKFAST: Sausage gravy and biscuit.LUNCH: Pepperoni pizza with garden salad and fresh fruit.MMondayBREAKFAST: Ham cubes with cheese toast and grits. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets with baked potato wedges, green beans and fresh fruit.TuesdayBREAKFAST: syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: Salisbury steak with gravy, rice, turnip greens, corn bread and mixed fruit.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. Laban Bontrager, DMMD, M Monica Bontrager, DMMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417MenusENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol Dental Clinic Dates to RememberMonday, March 12 Family Reading and Math Night from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 15 End of the 3rd Nine Weeks Friday, March 16 Spring Pictures Friday, March 23 Second Grade Play Spaced Out at 8:30 a.m.; Honor Assembly at 1:30 p.m. blountstown elementary schoolKindergarten class takes The B.E.S. Kindergarten loaded the buses and off They traveled to Marianna to see the new movie Atkins Park and had a picnic and got to play on the new playground.BES second grade cooks up green eggs and hamIn honor of Dr. Seuss birthday, the second grade read his book Green Eggs and Ham and then they made green eggs and ham. The students tried to decide before they tasted it if it was going to taste the same as regular eggs and ham or if it would taste different. They discovered that it was very delicious. blountstown high schoolStudents in Debra Perdues Information Technology program continue to work At this time eighteen more students This brings the total for the 2011-2012 score of 1,000. test in 24 minutes and 24 seconds with a score of 1,000. Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments. Word Bryant, Bryce Davis, Haileigh Pippin, Tripp Taylor, Kaycee Yon, Jordan Willis, Cassidy Gurliaccio, Anthony Wyrick, Meshae Hall, Chloe McLeod and Audrey Gurliaccio and Katherine Strawn. Outlook ACCEPTING NNEW PPaA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 DENTURRE LAAB ON PRREMMISESSame-Day Service on RR epairs & R R elines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD IIRISH LUNc C H BBUFFET The Hwy.ApalacheeRR estaurant garb and join us for a bite during our all-day St. Patricks Day celebration! 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MARCH 14, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 by Christian BayThis past week 18 students from the Altha FCCLA club attended the state conference in Orlando. Seven out of the 18 students that attended will be advancing to FCCLA National Conference this summer in Orlando. We also came home with a Florida She was elected Vice President of Recreation for the 2012-2013 term. Reeder and Katie Detweiler receive a gold medal with their manners project in Foa 98 out of 100 and will be advancing to Nationals. gold with her creation of decorative pins for ladies Brianna Yon won gold with a perfect advancing to Nationals as well. We also had some students compete in events that did not advance received gold for Career Investigation and Megan Mantecon received silver did not place. Altha recently competed in the 30th Annual Tri-State Math and Computer Science Olympiad held each year at Wallace College in Dothan. The students excelled in the different categories. ABOVE, from left: Mitchell Hall, 1st in Microcomputer Applications, Tyler Meyers 2nd in Microcomputer Applications, Haley Chason, 6th in Microcomputer Applications. RIGHT: Shelby Murphy was 1st in Algebra 1. FromROM left LEFT : Brianna Yon, Caylynn Reeder, Colin Mears, Katie Detweiler, Ashley Wagner and Megan Mantecon. Open to Conditionally Exempt Saturday, MMarch 24from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. waste including paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, car batteries, computers, used oil, gasoline, etc., from local residents. Small businesses including schools and a reduced charge. For business waste please call Clayton Sumner for details at (850) 643-3777 or Betty at 643-2773. We've got the fence posts to meet your needs. Liberty Post & Barn Pole, Inc.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 Altha FCCLA attends state conference in Orlando altha wildcats Altha competes in TriState Math & Computer Science OlympiadDanta Williams, a point guard on the Blountstown Middle School team, won a DVD player in a shootout at the State Tournament at Chipola College. Pictured from left: Calhoun County School Board member Ken Speights, Danta Williams, Calhoun County School Board and Chipola Board member Danny Ryals and Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough.Danta Williams of BMMS wins DVD player at CChipola CCollege shootout

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 Its been said that one persons wildsaying applies particularly well to a large group of low-growing herbs in the Oxalis Oxalis indicates the presence of the species are known as woodsorrels Creeping woodsorrel botanically as Oxalis corniculata the pod will turn downward and forcefully discharge the Although this is a perennial plant and Southern yellow woodsorrel cut heart-shaped lobed leaves that can be green to reddishPink woodsorrel Control options GARDENING by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa CountyFalse shamrock (woodsorrel) is a weed that gets noticed around St. Patricks Day sion container gardens for a hands-on which will cover cost of snacks and Classes offered in this series are: *Session 1, March 17 *Session 2, March 24 *Session 3, March 31 *Session 4, April 14 Bugs and Master Gardeners set 5th Annual Garden Fair & Plant sale Saturday in MariannaCalhoun Extension Service to offer series of four classes on growing fruits and vegetables Located in BristolLANdD ClCLEARING-Private drives and roads -Food plots -Home sites -Small acreageCCall EEddie NNobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas (850) 447-0849EEddie NNoblesLAND ClLEARING, EEXCACA VA A TIIONN AND RootOOT RAKING FoOR: upperware New & ImprovedCRYSTALWAVE S SOLUTIONS Avoid expensive restaurant or take-out food. Plan ahead and store healthy meals in the fridge for microwave reheating later.CCall Beth EEubanksyour full time Tupperware CConsultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 T

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MARCH 14, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff.All operations of the funeral process will be handled on location at 12008 NW State Road 20.CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome Bof Bristolof Bristol Two locations to serve youBlountstown and Bristol Adams Funeral Home674-5449 or 643-5410Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com OBITUARIES Telephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On!Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon PeavyPeavy Funeral HHome& CCrematoryCCLARARENCCE HH. BUTLERRTALLAHASSEE Clarence H. Butler, 68, of Tallahassee and formerly of Chattahoochee, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Blountstown after a lengthy illness. He was born July 9, 1943 in Chattahoochee and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Leon He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow C. Butler and a daughter, Cynthia Butler. Survivors include his wife, Audrey F. Butler of Tallahassee; his mother, Alice Montford Butler of Chattahoochee; two daughters, Sandra Brown and her husband, Buddy of Bristol and Cheryl Whittington of Grand Ridge; two sons, Donnie and Eugene Bohannan, both of Sneads; a brother, David Butler and his wife, Ellie of Bainbridge, GA; a sister, Laverne Clark and her husband, Lamar of Chattahoochee; and a number of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services were held on Saturday, March 10 at the First Baptist Church in Chattahoochee. Interment followed at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Charles McClellan in Quincy was in charge of the arrangements. OSCAR CC. HHAmmonMMOND SSR.WEWAHITCHKA Oscar C. Hammond, Sr., 89, passed away Feb. 7 2012, with his family by his side in Wewahitchka after a short battle with cancer. He was born March 3, 1922 in Stockton, AL to the late Ralph and Kate Hammond. He served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946 Joe Paper Company for 33 years as a shift engineer and retired in 1983. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed time with his family. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church and was a lifetime VFW member. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Kate Hammond; a brother, Raymond Hammond; two sisters, Gertrude Holsenback and Myra Knowles; and his son, Eric Hammond. Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth; two children, O.C. Hammond and Betty Rich and her husband David; a daughter-in-law, Elwanda Hammond; ten grandchildren, Chris Herring, Kelley Batten, Natalie Franks, Michael Hammond, Eric Pitts, Pam Nunnery, David C. Rich, Amy Kirkus, Kim Rich, and Mitch Rich; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church in Wewahitchka with Reverend Joey Smith ofContributions can be made in memory of O.C. Hammond to Emerald Coast Hospice, 2925 Martin Luther King Blvd, Panama City, FL 32405. Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe was in charge of the arrangements. AARleneLENE MontfoONTFORDBLOUNTSTOWN Arlene Montford, 91, of Blountstown passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Blountstown. She was born Sept. 4, 1920 in Alliance to the late Mike and Ida (Sullivan) Wimberly. She managed Montford Caf for six years and worked for Ramsey Piggly Wiggly for 23 years. She was a member of Blountstown First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.T. Montford. Survivors include two sons, Harold Montford and his wife, Vicki and James Jim Montford, all of Blountstown; a daughter, Sherry Redd and her husband, Johnny of Altamonte Springs; six grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren; a stepdaughter, Alma Kirkland of Palatka; three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and her caretaker, Pat Beck. Services were held Sunday, March 11 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Smith Cemetery in Blountstown. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.MARtTHA SteSTEWARtTBLOUNTSTOWN Martha Stewart, 67, of Blountstown passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012. She was born October 6, 1944 in Tallahassee, AL to the late Howard and Virginia Annie (Holley) Shellnut. Martha was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Nathan Shellnut. Survivors include three sons, Kevin Shellnut of Wewahitchka, William Stewart and Andrew Stewart of Chicago, IL; a daughter, Mary Ann Lodwyck of Shellnut of Grovetown, GA, Robert Shellnut and Johnny Armstrong of Wewahitchka; and a sister, Reba Chance Gaskin of Wewahitchka. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 13 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com.JAReED L. CobbCOBBHOSFORD Jared L. Cobb, 35, of Hosford, formerly of Spring Hill, PA passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Hosford. He was born May 7, 1976 to Garry O. and DeLores (Potts) Cobb of Spring Hill, PA. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1995. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in August of 1996, served 14 months in Saudi Arabia, and was honorably discharged in August of 2000. After being discharged he worked as a Supervisor for Home Depot in Florida and for the past three years was a corrections Jared loved being with his boys, Gavin and Connor. He went to all their soccer and baseball games. He felt that being a dad was his greatest achievement. He also Jared was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Towanda, PA. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Vaughn L. Potts, a step-grandfather, Thomas P. Rossa, an aunt, Bonnie Yarnes and uncles Floyd, Kenneth and Francis Cobb. Survivors include two sons, Gavin R. Cobb and Connor M. Cobb, both of Tallahassee; his parents, Garry and DeLores Cobb of Spring Hill, PA; a brother, Vaughn and Carolyn Cobb of Stroudsburg, PA; a grandmother, Maxine M. (Potts) Rossa of Wyalusing, PA; nieces, Alyssa Erin and Lauren Kaleigh Cobb of Stroudsburg, PA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of caring friends and coworkers in Hosford and Bristol. Services will be held Thursday, March 15 at 12 noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with Bishop Daniel Buynak, L.D.S. Church, Towanda, PA presiding. Interment will be in the Rush Cemetery, Rush, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion. In lieu a charity of your choice. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be made to adamsfh. com. Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society.WhatHAT betterBETTER tribute TRIBUTE can CAN there THERE beBE?EAStT GADSDenEN UnNItT P.O. Box 563, Quincy 32353 See OBIITUARIARIESS continued on page 21 MARy Y HHAZelEL EllLLIottOTTBLOUNTSTOWN Mary Hazel Elliott, 67, of Blountstown passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 at her home. She was born on March 8, 1945 in Two Egg and had lived in Blountstown for past six years, coming from Cocoa Beach. She was a retired medical secretary and a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown. She started the Bible study group at Chipola Manor in Blountstown. Survivors include a son, Rocky Marshall and his wife, Pamela of Blountstown; a brother, Dale Ream and his wife, Ann of Cocoa Beach; two sister-in-laws, Ann Moulton and Maxine Strickland, both of Blountstown; two grandchildren, Heather Cottrell and Rebekah Marshall. Services will be held Friday, March 16 at 1 p.m. (CT) at Gateway Baptist Church with Reverend Roger King will be by cremation. The family will receive friends Friday, March 16, 2012 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012To the editor: I recently attended the Calhoun County Commissioners meeting along with several other citizens. We attended the meeting due to concern that our local voting site has been closed and we are now required to travel from Altha to Blountstown to vote at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. During the meeting, the commissioners okd about $300,000 in additional payments for change orders on various road projects with no questions asked by any board member. These additional payments occur at every meeting. Why, with paid engineers designing and planning each project, are there always over runs and costly changes that are readily paid by the County? A citizen asked the board why they readily fork over $300,000 in additional expenses but cant in our community voting precinct? One commissioner stated he agreed with the Supervisor of Elections request due to it is a good business decision to close the Pine Island and Henderson Mill voting houses. Another commissioner supported the change due to the voting place in Altha is on a dead end street with limited parking. Now we must vote at the W.T. Neal Civic Center, on a dead end street where 3,500 voters are registered to vote. The Supervisor of Elections quickly offers to mail you a ballot, at additional expense to the county. sider the impact their move will have on voters. Almost half of the Calhoun County voters are registered to vote at one site, W.T. Neal Civic Center. Imagine driving there around 5 p.m. to vote right after work and seeing the parking lot full of cars you would not bother to wait and vote. Imagine how the elderly will manage when, after parking even in the closest spot, they must walk near 100 yards to go inside the facility. Let your county commissioner and supervisor of elections hear from your. With your help, maybe we can get this mistake corrected. And NO, I am not a SPEAK UP!WITH aA LeETTeER TO THeE eEDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ELECTION UPDATELIBERTY COUNTY Incumbent School Superintendent Sue Summers has joined the list of candidates along with the annual salary for each job. County Judge ($134,280): Incumbent Ken Hosford (Nonpartisan) Sheriff ($98,225): Henry Hamlin (D) Clerk of Court ($89,630): Kathy Brown (D). Property Appraiser ($89,630 ): --Tax Collector ($89,630): --School Superintendent ($89,630): Incumbent Sue Summers (D) Elections Supervisor County Commission, District 1 ($23,466): Incumbent Albert Butch Butcher (D). County Commission, District 3 ($23,466): Incumbent Jim Johnson (D). County Commission, District 5 ($23,466): --School Board, District 1 ($23,269 ): --School Board, District 2 ($23,269 ): --CALHOUN COUNTY The current candidate list for the upcoming Calhoun County election, along with the annual salary for each job, includes: County Judge ($134,280 ): Incumbent James Kevin Grover (Nonpartisan). Sheriff ($100,290): Kenneth B. Futch. Clerk of Court Property Appraiser Terry Stone (D). Tax Collector Becky Trickey-Smith, (D). School Superintendent ($91,694): Incumbent Tommy McClellan (D), Julie Leonard Smith (NPA), Ralph Yoder (NPA) and Logan Barbee (NPA). Elections Supervisor Incumbent Margie Laramore (NPA), Sky Scott (D) and Sharon A. Chason (D). County Commission, District 1 Fred D. Blankenship (D), Jerry Guilford (R), James Grover (NPA). County Commission, District 3 Incumbent Don Miller (D), Jeral R. Hall Sr. (D), Lee Shelton (D) and Nick Stone (NPA). County Commission, District 5 Incumbent Harold Pickron (D). School Board, District 1 ($24,268): Incumbent Danny Ryals (Nonpartisan). School Board, District 4 ($24,268): --Candidates who wish to qualify by petition Liberty County, candidates need 42 petitions signed by valid voters. In Calhoun County, candidates for countywide positions must have 85 petitions. Those running for district Qualifying week begins at noon on Monday, June 4 and continues through noon Friday, June 8.Incumbent School Superintendent Sue Summers Calhoun citizen expresses concern over closing of voting site in AlthaTo the editor: March is National Social Work Month which makes it an appropriate time for us to salute the valuable and important job that social workers provide all year long. When lifes challenges become overwhelming, many people turn to a social worker for help. Here at Big Bend Hospice, we have ily support counselors, grief counselors and Caring Tree counselors. They work tirelessly with our patients and families to help them cope with the many emotional and practical issues that accompany a life limiting illness. These dedicated professionals assist with everything from coordinating community resources to helping families solve ing through the emotional pain of dealing with an impending death. They recognize the family dynamics that are part of any life threatening disease and help patients reach out to conclude the important business of giving and receiving love and asking for and granting forgiveness. Often it is the social worker who will pause to recognize a special occasion in a patients life and make sure that a birthday is celebrated or a caregiver gets a night out. Our wonderful social workers are an important part of our patient care team and our Big Bend Hospice family. The theme for the 2012 National Social Work Month is Social Work Matters. Time and again I have witnessed the powerful results of social workers both in our organization and in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in recognizing and meeting the needs of the people they serve. On behalf of Big Bend Hospice we applaud social workers for their caring hearts and their important contributions to our community. Salute the valuable and important job of social workers during National Social Work MonthFloridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January 2012 was 9.6 percent, the lowest since March 2009 when the rate also was 9.6 percent. This represents of 9.6 percent is the lowest in almost three years. The national unemployment rate for January was 8.3 percent. The 5 counties that make up the Chipola Regional Workforce Board region showed a 0.2 percent decrease in unemployment over December 2011. There are 4,222 unemployed out of a labor force of 49,936 in the Chipola Workforce Board region.Floridas unemployment rate for Jan. lowest since March 2009 fChipola Regional Workforce Board ITS VERY WiISE TO ADVERTiISE in the Calhoun-Liberty JOURNAL and online at ..... CLJNews.cCOM Call us at (850) 643-3333Email: thejournal@fairpoint.net---UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ---Jan-12 Dec-11 Jan-11 Liberty.............................................................7.9 7.8 8.3 Calhoun...........................................................9.1 9.2 9.9 Holmes............................................................7.7 7.8 8.9 Jackson...........................................................7.9 8.0 8.1 Washington.........................................................10.2 10.4 11.9 Chipola Region..................................................7.9 7.8 8.3 ---UNEMPLOYMENT RATES BY AGE ---16 to 19 years.........................................................28.6 percent 20 to 24 years........................................................15.5 percent 25 to 54 years..........................................................9.1 percent 55 years and over.....................................................8.3 percent ---UNEMPLOYMENT RATES BY GENDER ---Male...........................................................................10.7 percent Female......................................................................9.2 percent

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With the season in full swing, the Lady Wildcats of Altha are steadily working to improve game by game. With a record of 1-6, these girls continue to pull together and work toward our goals. ing the Wildcats 17-2. Angela Waldron pitched 5 innings, having 4 strikeouts, walking 6 and giving up 5 hits. Jessica Wilks was the leading hitter going 2 for 3 with 2 singles, Britany Snively and Brittany Graham each had a single. The Lady Cats had 5 errors. Lady Tigers. Despite a late comeback, the Wildcats lost 16-9. Brittany Graham started on the mound walking 6 and giving up 1 hit, Angela Waldron came in later to strike out 5 and give up 3 hits. We had 11 errors. Leading hitters Brittany Graham, Britany Snively, Brooke Coleman, and dron started on the mound striking out 2, walking 6 and allowing 5 hits. Jessica Wilks came in and gave up 1 hit. We had 3 errors. walking 6, striking out 2 and gave up 2 hits, with 5 errors. Angela Waldron pitched 2 innings walking 2 and giving up 6 hits on 4 errors. Leading hitters were Jessica Wilks and Brooke Coleman, each with a single. the Lady Wildcats won a thriller in the 7th inning with a struck out 7, walked 3, and gave up 12 hits with 11 errors. Coleman had a single. Varsity Game. MARCH 14, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 SPORTS AAlthas Lady Wildcats steadily improving game by gameLEFT: Althas Angela Waldron and Hannah Register discuss the next plan of action at the pitchers mound. MIDDLE: Lady Wildcat Deana Griswold scoops up the ball. RIGHT: Althas Haley Payne hits the ball.from Liberty County High School on the young year. a classic pitchers duel with the Dawgs score in a game that went 11 innings. the mound and went 5 inningsm giving up 1 earned run. Trey did everything there and threw strikes and gave us a chance to win the ballgame, said out Junior Caleb Barrentine. Caleb pitched the rest of the way again giving up only 1 run. Both of our pitchers did a great job on the mound. There was not much else we could have asked them to do, the coach said. Offensively the Dawgs scored only one run on the night. That run was score in the bottom of the 7th by senior Trey Johnson who was pinch hitting for catcher Chase Taylor. The Dawgs had their chances to win the game but stranded the lead off batter nings. Offensively we have some work to do, the coach noted. We have to be able to get runners on and move them over and get timely hits to score them. traveled to South Walton for an imclose game, they prevailed by a score Junior lefthander JoJo Durden picked up the win by throwing a complete game, striking out 9, walking 2 hitters pitched a great game for us tonight he kept the ball down and give up only one hit, a blooper into shallow right On offense, the Dawgs were led who each had two hits apiece. The Dawgs trailed most of the way. With ton Bailey hit his second homerun of the season to cut the lead in half. The score stayed that way until the Dawgs scored two runs in the top of the 7th to 7th inning to preserve the win. We are winning the close games and that is something we didnt do the past two years, the coach said. We are ways to lose. hosted the Chipley Tigers and came out that was called in the 6th inning by the mercy rule. Junior David Black got the win on the mound for the Dawgs, pitching his 3rd complete game of the year, striking out 8, walking only one and surrendering only one hit on the was the best game he has thrown all On the best run total of the season, the Dawgs took advantage on 6 walked batters and 5 hit batters en route to its base hit and senior Blake Baggett had tonight on offense, the coach said. We moved runners over bunted when we needed to and got some two out hits that scored runs for us. This week will be another big week 12 they travel to Chipola College out of Alabama. Coosa Valley is the two-time defending state champions a very talented Bobcat team. They end the week against District rival Blountstown Tigers in a very important district 4 contest.Bulldogs continue their winning ways Youre Safe!The LCHS Jr Varsity softball team played Marianna March 5, with Marianna taking the Lady second. ABOVE: Libertys Odra Chapman anticipating the ball as the Marianna runner slides into home. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO The Wildcats won 4 of 10 weight classes at their recent meet. Ronnie Tucker, Trevor Wriston, Caleb Chew and Anthony Gratz all won their weight class. Ronnie Tucker had a 450 and Jordan Lawton had a 425. Both are in the 119 pound weight class. RIGHT: Trevor Wriston lifts weights. For up-to-date results on the Wildcat weighlifting team, check us out at ironhammer.org.AAlthas weightlifting team wins 4 of 10 weight classes

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012miles, automatic, cold air, stereo with CD player, electric and tinted windows, electric locks, cloth seats, split back seat fold down for extra storage, tilt steering, cruise, dual air bags, running boards, roof rack, towing package, in great condition, $7,500. Call 447-4396. 3-7, 3-14 CARS1999 Ford C Contour, silver with gray interior, 105,896 miles, 2 liter, 4 cyl. motor, automatic, pw windows and locks, cold AC, AM/FM cassette, good tires, no mechanical problems, great fuel mileage, $3,800. Call 643-6495. 3-14, 3-211997 M Mercury, needs work, $800. Call (850) 573-5962. 3-7, 3-14 AUTO ACCESSORIESSide panel and fender for a 1965 Chevy pickup, step-side, short wheel base, $100 each. Left front fender and inside panel for F150 Ford pickup, $100. Left fender for a 1966 Ford Mustang, $100. Call 643-3509. 3-14, 3-21 PETS/SUPPLIESBlue/Black Pit mix puppies seven to choose from, about 7 weeks old, $50 each. Call (850) 5735235. 3-14, 3-21Three puppies Red Nose Pit mixed, 10 weeks old. Free to a good home. Call 566-0215. 3-14, 3-21Free dogs, several different kind, free to good homes. Call 6435230. 3-14, 3-21Yellow Lab mix, female, free to a good home. Very friendly, good with kids. Call 643-4270. 3-14, 3-21Small dog, female, brown, good natured. Free to a good home. Call 762-8566. 3-14, 3-21Peacocks for sale. Call 643-1756 after 12 noon. 3-14, 3-21Full blooded Beagle puppies, 6 1/2 weeks old, six males, $100 each. Call (850) 573-5321 or (619) 737-7982. 3-14, 3-21Lab mix puppy, 2-3 months old, free to a good home. Call 6743033 or 272-8677. 3-14, 3-21Nine Blue H Healer/Bulldog mixed puppies, 8-12 weeks old, healthy. Call 643-6814 after 5:30 p.m. (ET). 3-14, 3-21AAustralian/Shepherd mix puppies, free to a good home. Call 643-2087. 3-14, 3-21Beautiful Pit Bulldog female, six months old, white and fawn, great disposition, very sweet and smart, up-to-date shots and worming, no papers, $100. Call Steve at 4472437. 3-14, 3-212422 in Bristol. 3-14, 3-2119 color TV in excellent condition, $25. Call 674-4475. 3-14, 3-21Sony V10 M Mini Laptop with docking station, Intel Pentium, 1.20 ghz, 640 MD Ram, 40 GB hard drive, Win XP Professional, point, DVD/CD-RW drive, wireless in Bristol.3-14, 3-21 APPLIANCESRRefrigerator $75 OBO. Small deep freezer, $75 OBO. Call (850) 643-3355. 3-14, 3-21Used dryer, $50. Call (850) 5106387. 3-14, 3-21Kenmore electric dryer, $75. Call 674-3264. 3-14, 3-21Dishwasher, $150. Call 6743264. 3-7, 3-14Gas 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 FURNITURELove seat, new condition, $250 OBO. Call (850) 510-6387. 3-14, 3-21Wooden table, oblong, no chairs, $20. Call 762-3455. 3-14, 3-21Lamp, $20. Side table, $8. Large desk, very nice, $65. Sleeper sofa, best offer. Two nightstands, $18 for both. Call 674-3264. 3-7, 3-14MMatching sofa and love seat, high quality furniture, clean and in good condition, $400 for both. Call 6435372. 3-7, 3-14Living room suit, couch and chair. King mattress and box spring sets. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN TRUCKS1993 C Chevy S-10, 4WD, 4.3 liter engine, $2,500. Call 643-8437. 3-14, 3-211990 C Chevy pickup, 305 engine, automatic, cold AC, $2,500. Call (850) 482-3775. 3-14, 3-211978 Ford pickup, $2,500. Call 643-3509. 3-14, 3-212006 Nissan Titan crew cab, 5.6 liter, 69,000 miles. Chrome wheels and new tires. Asking $17,000. Call Jose at 373-8468. 3-7, 3-14 2003 Nissan Xterra, V6, 96,600 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. ITEMS FOR SALECClosing-in outdoor pool Hayel S220T, 4 years old, $90. Super Pump, Self prime motor, 4 years old, $100. Aluminum extension pole, $20. New leaf catcher, extra bag, $25. 15 lbs. of 4 Chlorine tabs, $25. Pool cover roller and frame, best offer. Call 348-3554 for more information. 3-14, 3-21Ecowater water softener, model ERR-3000 digital demand, have all paperwork with instructions, $250. Call (850) 674-8385 or (850) 2944389. 3-14, 3-21Four piece place setting (plates, cups, saucers) $8. Box clothes, $1-$1.50 each and jeans, $20 each. Call 674-3264. 3-14, 3-21Stamina Ultra Glide incline exerciser, $35. Old two burner kerosene heater with removable external fuel tank, good condition, cost $200 at Lowes, asking $50. Antique (late s) GE portable record player, four speeds, removable speakers, still works, $25. Call (850) 674-8385 or (850) 2944389. 3-14, 3-21CCement blocks for 85 each. Call 674-3264. 3-14, 3-21Fireplace for mobile home, must be removed. Paid $800, asking $400. Call 674-3264. 3-14, 3-21Exercise equipment: Nordic Track skier, $250 OBO, Torso Track, $50 OBO and Weider home gym, $500 OBO. All in great shape. Call 6745611. 3-7, 3-14Wedding Sale: Wedding dress, long, straight, fully beaded, $450. Mother of the bride dress, cold shoulder, shimmery gold and pink, $60. Ten topiary balls decorated in hot pink, gold and orange with Gerber daisies, $25 each. Orange swags for archway, pink, gold, and orange with Gerber daisies, $40 each. Two large door wreaths with ribbon, pink, gold and orange, $20 for both. Call 643-2412 or 4471194. 3-7, 3-14BBQ smoker grill, $140. Call 6743264. 3-7, 3-14Good selection of items: Mens, ladies and childrens clothes. Many items for the home. New items arriving daily. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN ELECTRONICSToshiba Satellite M M35 Laptop, 15 screen, 40 GB hard drive, 1.50 GB memory, Windows 7 home Word, Excel, Powerpoint, DVD/ CD-RW, Nero 7 burning power on and DSL ready, $325. Call 443For Rent in ALTHaA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers.With lawn service 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RRENTALs SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN Find a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! RReal EstateBY OWNERCall (850) 447-2372 UFN BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL Phone 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN RREAAL ESTA A TEWANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 1 BD, 1 BA NO PETS or SMOKING$300 RRent w/$300 depositClean & Newly remodeled(850) 643-6373FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN3-7, 3-14 Owner (813) 253-3258LIbeBERtyTY County COUNTY Owner Financing No Qualifying Acreage --All$600 Down Chihuahua PUpp PP IES TINY TEACUp P & TOY PUp P S Cute and cuddly. All shots and de-wormed.CCall 674-3532

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MARCH 14, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. STARSCOPEFA AMOUS BIRRTHHDAA YSARARIES Mar 21/AApr 20 Aries, communication is a big deal for you this week. Every time you open your mouth, you have a grand audience just waiting on what you have to say. TA AURRUS A Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, attempt a more lightheartIf you dont let it bother you, there may be an easy solution that comes to mind much faster. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, dont worry if the spark seems to have sizzled out of your relationship. While there may be a bump in the road, this is by no means the end of the whole thing.CA CANCCERR Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, have some fun at work. Just because it is a means to making money doesnt mean it has to be serious and boring every day. Be creative in your methods. LEO Jul 23/AAug 23 You are at the top of your game this week, Leo. Expect to sail through projects at the speed of light. Also anticipate others turning to you for advice because of the vibe you give. VIRRGO A Aug 24/Sept 22 Dont expect others to be mind readers, Virgo. If you have something to say, simply say it. It is better than going through the guessing game of your feelings. LIBRARA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, the simple act of expressing yourself will ease any personal issues you are keeping inside. Talking about things can help you feel more secure, as well. SCCORRPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, focus on keeping yourself in great shape. Feeling under the weather can be taxing on the body and the spirit. Eat healthy and get more exercise. SAAGITTAR ARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, taking time to notice your feelings can go a long way toward mitigating stress and bringing peace of mind. It also creates other opportunities to relax.CA CAPRRICCORRN Dec 22/Jan 20 as the warm weather is once again right around the corner. Youll want to look and feel your best when it comes time to enjoy the great outdoors.A AQUARARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, dont fret too much over a situation thats been troubling you. Realizing the situation is a of others to determine a solution. PISCCES Feb 19/Mar 20 You may notice changes to your home life, Pisces, and it may be causing anxiety. The celestial plane is creating the turmoil.Week of March 11 ~ March 17MARCH 11 Thora Birch, Actress (30) MARCH 12 Frank Catalano, Saxophonist (34) MARCH 13 William H. Macy, Actor (62) MARCH 14 Zac Hanson, Singer (29) MARCH 15 Eva Longoria, Actress (37) MARCH 16 Flavor Flav, Rapper (53) MARCH 17 Gary Sinise, Actor (57)AAdult cats and kittens, free to a good home. Come take your pick. Call 573-5962. 3-7, 3-14Buy, sell and trade in the CAMPERS1996 Sunnybrook 5th wheel camper, light aluminum super structure, 31 ft., rear kitchen, living area in slide out, new On Demand water heater, sleeps 5-6, in good condition, $5,750. Call (850) 7623996. 3-14, 3-21 LOST & FOUNDLOST: Digital camera Lost at 4-Mile Creek in Clarksville, would like to get it back, the pictures are sentimental. Call 643-80353-14, 3-21 WANTEDMurray 38 cut lawn mower. In good condition. Call 762-9762.3-14, 3-21Guitarist for a Southern Rock Country Band. Call (850) 4457844 ask for Bob. 3-14, 3-21 RRefrigerator in good condition. Call 674-3264. 3-7, 3-14Punching bag. Will buy or trade for a heavy style bag. Call 6433662. 3-7, 3-14CChickens. Rhode Island Reds. Call 674-8918. 3-7, 3-14Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on SR 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN MOTORCYCLES1988 H Harley Sportster in great condition, $3,150. Call (850) 6748385 or (850) 294-4389. 3-14, 3-21 HUNTING & FISHING12 gauge pump shotgun J.C. Higgins model 20 (made after the Winchester model 15), for Sears Roebuck, 2 3/4 chamber, Imp/Cyl barrel 28, in very good condition, $295. Call 443-2422 in Bristol.3-14, 3-211984 C Collins C Craft,glass boat, 25 hp Suzuki oil injected motor, electric start motor guide trolling motor, new Humduty trailer, $2,200. Call (850) 482-3775.3-14, 3-21Smith & Wesson Gun, model 3914 compact 9mm, blue with black grips, in excellent condition, $425. Call 443-2422 in Bristol.3-14, 3-211996 A Alumacraft boat, 14 ft., 25 hp Evinrude motor, Magic tilt galvanized trailer, $1,850. Call 6437423. 3-7, 3-14 YARD SALEBRRISTOL Yard sale fundraiser Saturday, March 24 from 8-11 a.m. located at Cadence Bank on Hwy. 20. Something for everyone. All proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more information call 643-2221. 3-14, 3-21BLOUNTSTOWN Yard sale, Saturday, March 17 beginning at 7 a.m. located at 18757 NE Live Oak Lane. Womens clothes sizes small to medium and lots of miscellaneous items. For more information call 643-7896. OBITUARIESDouglOUGLAsS K. THomOMAsS, SR.BLOUNTSTOWN Douglas K. Thomas, Sr., 68, of Blountstown passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Panama City. He was born in Marianna Sept. 11, 1943 to the late Charlie and Dora Thomas. He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator for many years and worked at the Texaco Station on Hwy. 69 for the past two years. Survivors include his son, Douglas Thomas, Jr. of Spring Hill, KS; three grandchildren, Devane, Derek, and Taylor; and nephews, Bruce and Brice Hall of Blountstown. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 10 at Hosford Cemetery in Hosford. Interment followed. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.ReveREVERendEND ViIRginiGINIA JennyENNY JoOHnsonNSON LemieuEMIEUX SHepEP ARdDGREENSBORO Reverend Virginia Jenny Johnson Lemieux Shepard, 89, beloved pastor, mother, grandmother and sister passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at her home. She was born in the Sycamore Community Sept. 29, 1922 to the late Phillip and Katie Fletcher Johnson. She married James E. Lemieux in 1940. She was licensed in 1946 and ordained in 1949 as a minister in the Fellowship of the Assemblies of God. She pastored at several churches and was currently pastoring at the First Assembly of God in Quincy, where she served for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James E. Lemieux and Roscoe Shepard; her parents, Phillip Dock and Katie Fletcher Johnson; two brothers, Marvin and Thomas Vernon Johnson; and three sisters, Catherine Dyer, Betty Lee Johnson and Ruth Elise Green. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Lemieux and his wife, Lavonia and Jimmy Lemieux and his wife, Alice; seven grandchildren, Rick E. Lemieux and his wife, Donna, James K. Lemieux and his wife, Barbara, Karen Ward and her husband, Jim, Don Lemieux, Dan Lemieux and his wife, Candy, Jerry Lemieux and his wife, Heather and Daryl Lemieux and his wife, Tonya; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, W.B. Johnson and William Roy Johnson and his wife, Shirley; a sister, Linda Faye Burnett; two stepsons, Frank and David Shepard; and a stepdaughter, Catherine Shepard Crawford and her husband, Jeff. Services will be held Friday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in the Pine Grove/Sycamore Community at 1882 Pine Grove Church Road in Quincy. Interment will follow at the Bethel cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. CHAD CAPPSSalesman of the MonthChad would like to Thank everyone for their support. Come see him at Hopkins for a great deal on your next vehicle.

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 HHELP WANTeEDNeed someone to help with deep cleaning, arranging things around the house and more.Call for more information 379-8418 $ AA VONN$www.youravon.com/tdaviesCallALL to TODayAY : (850) 570-1499 EarnARN40%STARTERKITONLY $I0 4 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, from 4/1/2012 to 11/30/2012 at P. Ianiros Lawn & Garden, Inc., Chardon, OH. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employerpaid post-hire random, upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing required $11.10/ hr or current applicable 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. Job Order #OH538552. 10 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, from 3/27/2012 to 1/1/2013 at W. H. Boyer, Inc., Glenwood, MDD. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/ carry 60 lb. Upon suspicion, random and post accident, employer paid, drug testing required. $10.34/hr or current applicable 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. MDD Job Order #226123. 4 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting sod and blueberrries, from 3/26/2012 to 11/30/2012 at Columbus Turf Nursery, Ltd., Ashville, OH. Three months previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Employer-paid posthire random, upon suspicion drug testing required $11.10/hr or current applicable 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. Job Order #OH538862. 4 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting trees and nursery stock, from 3/30/2012 to 10/31/2012 at Northern Nursery, Inc., Mcwork required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire random, upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing is also required. $10.78/hr or current applicable 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. Job Order #MI3374787. RR&RR WarehousesNoNOTICeE oOF SAleLEOn March 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. CST, R&R Warehouses will dispose of the contents of ten (10) storage units from Blountstown and four (4) storage units from Bristol at 19300 SR 20W. (850) 6744700. The units are believed to contain household and/or personal property of the following tenants: Marlene Attaway William Baggett Ericka Bess Samantha Cavazos Marie Coglund Reggie Cromartie Sally CromartieD Deidre DDaughtrey Jody DDawson Coretha Jones Paul Mattice Shelena Owens Letonya Reed Mary Ann Young There will be a disposal of all units not paid in full by this date. TH THERRE WIILL BE N NO A AUCTICTIONN! 3-14, 3-21 LEGAlL NOTICES J OO B SSStateTATE ofOF FloriLORIDaADepartment DEPARTMENT ofOF EnNVironmentalIRONMENTAL ProtectionROTECTIONNoNOTICeE oOF Appl APPLICATIoONThe D Department announces receipt of an application for permit from Telogia Power, LLC, File No. 39-0310646001-EI, the construction of new industrial effluent pumping station, force main. This proposed project will be located at 20082 Telogia Power Road, Section 003, Township 2S, Range 6W, Liberty County and Section 002, Township 2S, Rante 6W, Liberty County. This application is being processed and is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Northwest D District Office, 2353 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405. 3-14-12IITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISE in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal and... CCLJNews.COM Flint Walker, a Liberty County 4-H member, took FFlint Walker takes 5th at State 4-HH A Archery event Hunting NewsMontana Harris, 10, a 4th grader at W.R. Tolar week. She is the daughter of Cathy and D Dewayne Owens and Robbie Harris of Bristol.

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MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 To place your ad call us at 643-3333 SERVICE DIRECTORY Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning (850) 674-4777FL LicIC. # CMC1249570 Accepting:R Is s s : (850) 643-6925 : (850) 643-2064 : grich0656@aol.com10536-B NW SR 20 Bristol, FL 32321 Located in the Apalachee RestaurantGary RRichards, EAA MBAAEnrolled Agent Enrolled to Practice Before the IRS Business & A 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 HHomeImprovements "No Job Too Big or Small"Concrete work, landscape, pressure cleaning, renovations, seamless gutter, painting, vinyl, & screen enclosure CCall 674-8092Licensed & Insured, contractor & rooferFORR FRREE ESTIMAA TES Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDINGReasonable Rates & FreeREE Estimates! That Darn PumpThere is never a convenient time to be without water.WeELLsS psa s(850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, iesesreBARLARLOWSDR Repair & Water ServicesWell drilling & Pump repairD ________________________Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay,C Calhoun, Washington &L Liberty CCounties________________________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 C Calhoun, LLiberty & Jackson C Counties LIBERTY TTIRE COMPANY 10781 NW SR 20 Bristol, Fl 32321Call 643-2939 MV84845Hours: Monday thru Friday 7 5 & Saturday 7 12Come see us for all your tire needs or give us a call for roadside service, oil changes & tire rotation. We specialize in sales and repair of tires for:Commercial Trucks and Trailers, OTR Equipment, Farm Equipment, Passenger Car & Light Truck Tires JEMISON HHeating & CCooling, C Lic# RM1416924CCarrier Equipment All types of alterations shortened CCall 643-4536 $5eas ee s Julia DDavis Odom Hill, LLC Timber Company Buyers of small and large tracks of timber Call Wayne MMasters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment Committed To Quality Since 1973 (850) 762-3222 faxmasters7@fairpoint.net Minutes from the Feb. 9 LLiberty CCommission meeting meeting of the Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dexter Barber. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Dick Stanley. Pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Kevin Williams. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held January 5 and special meeting January 16, 2012 was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Tony Arrant discussed the Ben Watkins plat. The plat presented is an unsigned plat. This will be discussed again at the next regular meeting. Motion to have Tony Arrant prepare and run ads for two Public Hearings on the evaluation amendment was made by Butcher, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to approve Ordinance # 2012-01 concerning updating wind speed zones was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to do away with Ordinance concerning regulation of second hand dealers in precious metal and copper was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to approve Notice of Award to C.W. Roberts in the amount of $630,077.40 on Phase I of County Road 2224 was made by Johnson, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Lisa Taylor gave an update on the Health Department. Winter McLemore and Heather Mallory talked to the Board about Community Outreach. Monica Welles with Liberty Transit presented a letter for re-designation process the letter was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Jim Shuler recommended that the Board hire Michael Ross and Melvin Clinton Leroy Motion to table for now was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to appoint Chairman Dexter Barber to serve on the Capital Area Community Action Agency Board was made by Williams, seconded by Johnson and carried. Butcher made a motion to keep the Ray Ellis Road as a county road, seconded by Johnson and carried. The Board requested that the Road Department repair the culverts and remove the gate and post. Motion to approve the 911 Maintenance Grants was made by Williams, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve $100 indigent burial for Lorraine Coxwell was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve Exterior Specialties, Inc. change order #1 with an increase in contract price of $1,500 for 5 additional storm windows and change order #2 with an increase of $980 to replace affected decking on the roof line and install 2 supports on each side of gable was made by Johnson, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to approve a $25,000 amendment on the Florida River Island project was made by Johnson, seconded by Williams and carried. The Clerk will set up a meeting as soon as possible for the purpose of considering the Solar Energy contract. Motion to pay the bills was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Williams, seconded by Butcher and carried. N Payroll 327981 Operating Fund 4235 Weatherization 4634 ________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, Chairman Feb. 15 special meeting of the Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dexter Barber. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Commissioner Davis Stoutamire. Pledge of allegiance led by Commissioner Jim Johnson. County Attorney Shalene Grover went over the Economic Development Agreement for solar power between Liberty County and Hensel Phelps Construction Company and National Solar Power Partners, LLC. Motion to approve the agreement with the following changes: The County will pay $1,000 per megawatt, up to a total of $30,000 per solar farm, as a onetime payment. Each such cash grant shall not be paid until Owner has completed construction on the Solar Farm and placed same in commercial operation, and has paid in full the annual ad valorem tax burden imposed by the County with respect to such Solar Farm for the year in which such commercial operation commences. Only one such cash grant shall be payable with respect to any constructed Solar Farm. The Owner must submit an application for any ad valorem tax exemption by August 24, 2020. Although the term is listed as twenty (20) years, any ad valorem tax exemption will only be effective for ten years following the date the Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Ordinance enacted was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Williams, seconded by Johnson and carried.________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, ChairmanFeb. 15 special meeting minutes from the LLiberty CCo. CCommission

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CRAA to meet in Blountstown...5 School news...14, 15 & 19 Obituaries...17 Job Market...22 Minutes...23 Sheriff's Log...2 Folk Life Days coming up at the Pioneer Settlement...4 News from the Pews...10 Almanac...11 Hiers sentenced to 6 months in prison, 3 months home connementby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorFormer C&L Bank President Jed Hiers was sentenced to six months in prison, followed by and three years of supervised release after prison during a sentencing hearing that lasted over three hours last Thursday in Tallahassee. Hiers was indicted last November of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and nine counts of making false entries in bank records with the intent to deceive bank examiners. At that time, U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh said Heirs actions caused The Bank (formerly C&L Bank) to lose millions of dollars by making loans he knew could not be repaid. During last weeks sentencing, Federal Court Judge Robert Hinkle said there was no evidence that the bank had lost money. He concluded that what Hiers did was a crime of concealment, according to Hiers attorney, Thomas M. Findley. Of course, we still maintain that hes not guilty, Findley said of his client. Its certainly a Jed Hiers was trying to help people in the community. He said the judge challenged the prosecution to find where the bank had lost money and they couldnt do it. According to Findley, the loans made under Hiers were not performing well. The judge found that he didnt cause the losses, they were just the result of the bad economy, the attorney said. Hiers served as the president of C&L Bank of Bristol in the 1990s. After C&L was purchased by The Bank in 1999, Hiers continued to serve as president of the Bristol branch. In 2001, he was appointed to The Banks Board of Directors and promoted to the position of Florida Regional President. Evidence presented at trial showed that between 1999 and 2004, Hiers hid bad loans from bank management and federal examiners by falsifying using overdraft accounts to make payments on the borrowers existing loans, and using the proceeds from loans to third parties to make payments on the debts of insolvent bank customers.Former C&L Bank President Jed Hiers THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY J OURNAL CLJNews.com WEDNESDA Y, MARCH 14, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 11 50includes tax from Opportunity FloridaMARIANNA The interior of this hollowed-out 30-year-old factory building looks more like a scene from NASA than the sewing operation that originally occupied the facility. Within this abandoned 31,000 sq. ft. building in the Marianna Industrial Park, rows of white and silver colored telecom munication dishes and boxes of related electronic equipment are arranged in neat, tagged, inventoried systems, ready for attachment to existing communica tion towers throughout the eastern end of the Florida panhandle. High-speed, high capacity broadband is soon to be a reality throughout counties served by Opportunity Florida through the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA). Opportunity Florida, along with its sister organization, the Florida Rural Heartland Economic Development Initiative, are co-owners of the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA). The two economic development organiza tions serve state designated Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern, most often referred to as RACECs. Opportunity Florida, headquartered in Marianna, is serves 9 counties, with the recent addition of Wakulla, County, by Governor Rick Scott. The RACECs jointly own and operate FRBA, a recipient of a $24 Million federal stimulus grant for the purpose of providing middle-mile broadband telecommunication capacity to this rural region. FRBA will employ a network of towers throughout an eight county region that includes Holmes, Washington, Broadband Network installation starts soon Blaze destroys Bristol homeby Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor and Celeste Shuler is believed to have started in the carport where a truck was Richard Mims. He said the four-bedroom home was at the 13432 NW CR 12 residence at 5 p.m. Friday. The fire got up in the roof and everything just fell down, according to Celeste Shuler. The main thing is that were safe. The family was out of town at the time. She said there was nothing that could be salvaged from the home. A lot of people have given us clothing and household goods, she said. Were thankful we live in such a great community where people come together in a time of need. The couples seven-year-old triplets Jimmy, Jackson and Hunter are doing OK, she said, but They miss home. The family is now looking for a place to rent as they begin to rebuild their lives. A fundraiser is planned for Friday, April 13 to help the family with their many expenses. The cookout will be set up along SR 20 in Bristol between the Talquin Electric office and Ace Hardware. Mullet plates including coleslaw, cheese grits, dessert and bread will be sold for $7 each. Deliveries are available more information, contact Sue at 6434040. See BROADBAND on page 13 Another candidate PAGE 18Driver charged with DUI throws handcuffs and punches deputyPAGE 2Man charged in SR 69 break-in; gun and jewelry recoveredPAGE 2 Couple hospitalized after wreck at Bristol Boat Landing...3 Two hurt in Calhoun wreck...3 Rainbow Family returns for forest gathering...13 SEE PAGE 24

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks DONNIE E. BROWN Driver tosses handcuffs aside after DUI arrest and punches deputy See BURGLARY on page 3Wewa man charged with stealing gun, jewelry while couple attend church CALHOUN COUNTYMarch 5 Kurtis Jermaine Mathis, out of county warrants, CCSO. Adam Lee Mosely, petty theft, BPD. March 8 Donald Turner, child support warrant, CCSO. Shonte D. Davis, failure to appear, CCSO. Maria R. Thurman, VOCR, CCSO. March 9 Shakita Hogans, VOP, CCSO. Stephen Dawson, VOP, CCSO. March 10 John Ezekiel Nichols, child abuse, CCSO. Stacey Marie Sims, disorderly intoxication, CCSO March 11 Ethan Goodman, VOP (out of county warrant Gulf Co.), CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYMarch 5 Mickey Murry, VOP (warrant), LCSO. Teresa Rudd, DUI, LCSO. March 6 Adron Zimmerman, VOSP, LCSO. March 7 Donnie Brown, DUI, resisting arrest with violence, battery on a law Kaijay Determann, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, LCSO March 8 Shontae Davis, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Gregory Pitts, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, LCSO March 9 Thomas Johnson, VOP, LCSO. Maria Thurman, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Stephen Dawson, domestic battery, LCSO. March 10 Allen Starke, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, LCSO Laramie Hayman, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, CCSO. Stacey Sims, holding for CCSO, CCSO.S H E R IFFS LOGBlountstown Police Dept.March 5 through March 11, 2012 Citations issued:Accidents..............................01 ..............................23 Special details Business alarms.........................00 Residential alarms.....................00 C omplaints.............................................................................................33 agency. The names above represent those charged. W e remind our readers that all are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Jennifer Shuler, Esq.Attorney at Law Business Real Property Divorce WillsBy Appointment (850) 866-3680or contact me at jenniferwshuler@yahoo.comCALL ME FOR A FREE LIVING WILL FHP plans crackdown on impaired drivers over St. Pat week

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by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA man injured when he drove into a utility pole at the Bristol boat landing Sunday afternoon remains in critical condition at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. His wife, who was riding with him, was expected to be released this morning. Michael Andrew Luke, 60, and his wife, Denise Pfeiffer Luke, 50, of Nashville, GA were traveling toward the Bristol Boat Landing around 8 p.m. Sunday when they failed to negotiate the curve at the intersection of North Central Street and River Road. Their 2003 Ford F150 began spinning counterclockwise, traveled onto the north shoulder of River Road and, while still rotating, slammed into a utility pole. After impact, the truck continued spinning until coming to rest facing east. The FHP report indicated that the couple were not wearing their seat belts. A Liberty County deputy and of the badly-injured driver, according to Emergency Management Director Rhonda Lewis. She said Sgt. Jamie Shiver performed chest compressions and firefighter Richard Mims used an Michael Lukes heart beating. Although Lukes medical outcome is not known, Lewis said their efforts kept him alive until an ambulance arrived and EMTs could take over. Lukes brother, Pete Luke, told The Journal Tuesday that his sister-in-law had suffered some spinal fractures but was up and mobile. He said she was expected to be released Wednesday. He said his brother remains unconscious. Theyre doing tests on him and there is some slight improvement, he said. Right now, its just a waiting game. This morning, I was tickling the bottom of his foot and he did react, he said. His brothers physical injuries were minimal, according to Luke, who said, The main thing was his heart rate was quite low. We dont know if that affected his oxygen. The couple had been in Panama City and were on their way home when the accident happened. The crash was investigated by FHP Trooper E.E. Hunt.Couple hurt when truck hits utility pole ABOVE: Sgt. Jamie Shiver and emergency medical technicians move the badly injured driver onto a stretcher at Sundays accident at the Bristol Boat Landing. LEFT: The impact left a break high up on the utility pole. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS James Cobb was startled when deputies entered the home. He was standing in the living room and appeared to have just awakened. When asked if anyone else was in the residence he replied that he was not certain. Deputies then noticed a white male in the room with Cobb who was lying on a mattress, pretending to be asleep. The man gave a couple of different names before he could During a search of the home, a pair of Nikes was found matching the shoe prints found at the Bracewell home. The missing gun was not in the house. Cobb said Goodman had arrived a couple of days ago. He said he had returned from a party early Sunday morning and went to sleep. He noticed that the blinds had all been shut and blankets had been put up to deter anyone from looking inside. When the grounds outside the home were searched, the shotgun was found buried under debris and pine straw at the edge of the woods. It was wrapped in a green During a second search of the home, the clothing witnesses had described was found hidden under a chair in a spare bedroom. Goodman was arrested on the probation violation Sunday. The new charges Tuesday afternoon. Bond had not been set by presstime. Two injured when pickup runs off SR 20 and hits embankment Two people were seriously injured when the pickup they were traveling in went off SR 20, west of CR 1, around 1:30 p.m. March 7, became airborne and crashed, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Jesse C. McCroan, 20, of Port St. Joe was driving east on SR 20 when he tried to pass another eastbound vehicle on the left. McCroan drove onto the north shoulder of the road then steered right, overcorrecting and causing the truck to travel across both lanes into the south ditch. The front of the 2004 Ford pickup collided with a ditch embankment at the Juniper Creek Wildlife Management Area, became airborne and then overturned. The right front passenger, 24-year-old Phillip J. McCroan, was ejected onto the south shoulder. Both were transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The accident was investigated by FHP Trooper K. McNabb.DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO BURGLARY Continued from page 2ETHAN GOODMAN The recovered property is shown at left. MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3

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Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 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! 5,324 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Debbie Duggar...................Advertising Deven Lewis.......Production AssistantOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F, Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Monday, March 19 Tuesday, March 20 Sunday, March 18 Saturday, March 17 Thursday March 15 Friday, March 16TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Dept AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center noon, Sr. Citizens Ctr. 5 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Btown Calhoun Childrens Coalition/Calhoun Juvenile Justice Council, 1:30 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center, BtownTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 6 p.m., Altha Community Center, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol 11:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse7 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 7 p.m., Fire House 4 p.m., Attend the Church of your choice this SundayBIRTHDAY Anieca Tissue BIRTHDAY Lavern Whiddon Wednesday, March 14 Cookie Sale Tolar School 4-6 p.m. Cookie Sale Hosford School 4-6 p.m.BIRTHDAYS Jamie Carl Thomas & Ami Thomas BIRTHDAY Baylee WilliamsWear Green & Ride the Steam FundraiserVeterans Memorial 11 a.m.3 p.m.$5 per person (under 5 Free) BLOUNTSTOWN The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be having their annual Folk Life Days March 22, 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST. Please come out and join all the demonstra tions. Admission will be $3. There will be demonstrations relating to home life including: Biscuit making, soap making, quilting, knitting, crocheting and washing clothes. Other features relating to life on the farm include: Beekeeping, blacksmithing, wood carving, making crackling, churning butter and using a saw mill. There will be hayrides and music throughout the day. All cabins will be opened and manned by volunteers. For more information contact the Settlement at 674-2777 or Email info@ ppmuseum.org or visit us at www.panhandlepioneer.org.The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy20. Follow HWY 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindys Fried Chicken, Silas Green St. (between 18th & 20th Street) Follow the signs. BRISTOL The staff at Cadence Bank in Bristol would like you to visit them March 24 from 8-11 a.m. for a huge yard sale fundraiser. There will be something for everyone. All proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Come out and help raise funds for this great cause and take home something you can use at the same time. Cadence Bank plans yard sale for Muscular Dystrophy March 24BLOUNTSTOWN Cadence Bank will be partnering with the Calhoun County Library to provide a one hour workshop on Thursday, March 29 at 3 p.m. in the Blountstown Public Library in the Heritage Room. Considering how to Pay Yourself First, (as in Save-Save-Save), should be a major priority for any income. Once you have saved your money, you need to learn how to Charge It Right by discovering the benThere is no registration required For further information, please contact Altha Library Branch Manager Lavaine Williams or Darlene Earhart, AmeriCorps*Vista, at 762-8280. DOTHAN, AL The annual Old-Time Fiddlers Convention will be held at Landmark Park on Saturday, March 17. The contest, which begins at 1 p.m. in the parks Victorian-style gazebo, is held annually in conjunction with Spring Farm Day, one of the parks oldest and most successful special events. Spring Farm Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in an effort to preserve and encourage this old-time music tradition. All acoustic guitars, banjos and other instruments to jam in the Fiddlers Corner in the parks one-room schoolhouse during the day. Contestants of the Old-Time Fiddlers Convention will compete in four age categories for cash prizes and ribbons. An Open Division will be offered with no age or tune restrictions and winners place trophy. All contestants not pre-registered must register by noon the day of the event. Registration to enter the Adult and Senior Division of the Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is $10. Registration is $5 for the Youth, Junior and Open Divisions. Other activities during Spring Farm Day include demonstrations of old-fashioned skills, childrens activities, music, concessions, arts and crafts and more. Landmark Park is a 135-acre natural and cultural history museum and serves for the state of Alabama. The park is located on US Hwy 431, three miles north of Dothans Ross Clark Circle. To receive a registration form and rules for the Old-Time Fiddlers Convention, or for more information about Spring Farm Day, call (334) 794-3452 or visit www. landmarkpark.com.Old-Time Fiddlers convention scheduled at Landmark March 17Folk Life Days set March 22-24 at the Pioneer SettlementCome enjoy the Annual Spring Fling at your local library *Blountstown Library Thursday March 22 & Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. *Altha Public Library Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. *Shelton Park Public Library Thursday, March 29 at 3 p.m. *Hugh Creek Park Public Library Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m.

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MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS Wear green & Ride the SteamA fun time for the young and the young at heart. Come take a ride on the only 2 foot gauge steam train in Florida. The steam train will depart from the Veterans Memorial Railroad Depot and take you on a memorable mile ride through the Veterans Memorial Park.For information call 643-6646 or 643-5491A ST. PA TRICKS DA Y FUN D R A I S ER EVENTMarch 17 11 a.m. 3 p.m. (ET)at Veterans Memorial Park$5 per person (per ride)CHIL D REN UN D ER 5 RI D E F REE We're your one-stopTIRE SHOP! "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" CITY TIRE CO. BFGG O O D Y E A RDUNLOP Cataracts? Lee Mullis M.D. Smart Lenses SM Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 1600 Jenks A ve., Panama City(850)763-6666 BLOUNTSTOWN The public is invited to attend the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown, with a Dutch-treat luncheon at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at noon. The program will include a tour of the Pioneer Museum to offer guests a of our region. Dr. Daniel Powell, Executive Director of CRAA, says, In an effort to involve more people, CRAA has moved its monthly meeting to Calhoun County. We invite all who want to be transported back in time to sample the pioneer lifestyle of the panhandle. The Pioneer Settlement is a collection of historical and recreated buildings arranged to simulate an early agricultural community. Cost of this special, exclusive event is $10 and will include a lunch and the program. Chipola district with a rotating scholar ship that is offered to potential music, art, and theatre students. Deadline for Liberty County high school seniors to apply is March 16. For more information regarding the March 20 meeting, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.CRAA meets at Pioneer Settlement March 20 Dance Alive to perform at Chipola College March 18MARIANNADance Alive National stage Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m., as part of the Chipola Artist Series. From classical ballet to physically outrageous contemporary dance, ranging from Bach to African music, the program starts with a roar and never slows down. The show is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. From eloquent Swan Lake and Sleep ing Beauty to the riveting, energetic Fesitvo celebration of Latin song and dance, Dance State Touring Company of Florida for a record 35 years. The company features an international roster of award winning dancers who have a non-stop energy and love for dance that is at the source of the companys undeniable success. Dance Alive has toured the U.S. and Costa Rica under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Arts, South Arts, Allied Concert Services, Conciertos Internacionales and the Florida Department of State. Tickets$12 for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under, and $4 for Chipola studentsare on sale in the Chipola (850) 718-2220. HOURS $$$ $ $ AUTOMATICALLY APPROVED IF YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ON TIME AUTO FINANCINGDAYLIGHTLiberty & Calhoun County 4-H hosting giant yard sale Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Liberty 4-H will hold theirs at Veterans Memorial Park walking track and Calhoun 4-H will hold theirs at Magnolia Square. Dont wait till the last minute! Theres still time to clean out that closet, garage, barn or yard and get rid of your clutter. Rent a space at the Giant Yard Sale and make some green with Liberty and Calhoun County 4-H Spring Clean and Go Green Giant Yard Sale this weekend. Call Liberty 4-H at 643-2229 or Calhoun 4-H at 674-8323 for an application to rent a spot and help a child go to 4-H summer camp. Rental space is $10. The Steam Engine train will also be running on March 17. There will be a $5 per person charge under ride free.

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 BUSINESSBRISTOL John Mark Bryant, the Lead Educator at Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Incorporateds Liberty-JUST program, has been named the companys 2011 Employee the honor by company CEO Donnie Read in a ceremony held March 2 at the south Liberty County campus on Hwy 65, just north of Sumatra. The award was the culmination of Twin Oaks annual employee award cycle in which an employee is selected by a peer committee each quarter by each program to represent their program as Employee of the Quarter. In January of each year, each program awards an Employee of the Year from the previous years quarterly winners. Eight program Employee of the Year winners for 2011 competed for the company-wide award that Bryant was subsequently selected for, including: Carla Greene of Apalachicola Forest Youth Camp (South Liberty County); Nick Tafuri of Twin Oaks Vocational Academy (Greenville); Priscilla Warren of RAM-C Program (Greenville); Shyron Johnson of DOVE Academy (Graceville); Tammy Wigfall of DOVE IMH Academy (Graceville); and Kendra Campbell and Brigitte Gottwald of Twin Oaks Forensic Outpatient Services (Gainesville). Twin Oaks has over 500 employees statewide. John Mark Bryant is a native of Greensboro and graduated from Robert F. Monroe High School. He received his BS in Social Science Education from Florida State University in 2003. He was hired by Twin Oaks in 2005 at Apalachicola Forest Youth Camp as a juvenile compe roles including math teacher, social studies teacher, science teacher, assessment coordinator, and lead educator. He has been at the Liberty-JUST program for over two years and currently supervises learning for social studies, in education. In addition to his regular work day, John Mark is also currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Bryant enjoys seeing the progress his students make during their stay with the program, and says his biggest reward in working with troubled youth is in knowing they gained the tools necessary to be productive citizens when they return home. He knows this is not possible by his efforts alone, but by the Twin Oaks team to whom he is proud to share in the responsibility. We are very proud of the selection of John Mark Bryant to represent Twin Oaks as our 2011 Employee of the Year. His willingness to go above and beyond his normal duties to serve the best interest of the youth we serve is a shining example for our entire agency. It is always a tough competition, we were truly humbled by the personal dedication displayed by each program Employee of the Year that we interviewed, said Tony Read, Twin Oaks Human Capital Manager, who was a member of the selection committee. ABOUT TWIN OAKS JUVENILE DEVELOPMENT INC. Each year Twin Oaks Juvenile Development (TOJD), through its Twin Oaks Vocational Acade my, Apalachicola Forest Youth Camp, Liberty-JUST program, DOVE Academy, Twin Oaks Forensic Outpatient Services, Project Connect Program and Rasa serves over 1,000 state of Florida youth between the ages of 8 and 18 through residentiallycommitted and community-based juvenile justice and community outreach programs. TOJD was established in 1998 to address the needs of troubled youth and their families in the state of Florida. TOJD facilities focus on building self-esteem, social skills, life skills, vocational skills, work ethic, problem-solving skills, accepting responsibility, and acknowledging the existence of a higher being. Educational services provided to committed youth include low teacher-to-student ratios and state-of-the-art, individualized, computer-based, self-paced educational delivery systems. Students are given the opportunity to complete their high school a career aptitude/interest exam to direct them toward future occupational goals. All TOJD facilities offer accredited vocational educational opportunities for their students in landscaping, business systems, culinary operations and small engine repair, to name a few. Clinical services provided to TOJD youth include health, mental health, restorative and substance abuse counseling. The youth receive both individual and group behavioral counseling on a daily basis and meet with their treatment teams every 14 days informally and every 30 days formally. Additionally, at TOJD facilities, families are encouraged to be involved as much as possible in the treatment team process.John Mark Bryant named Twin Oaks Employee of the Year John Mark Bryant (RIGHT) receives his award from Donnie Read, CEO of Twin Oaks Juvenile Development Center.the Northwest Florida Water Management DistrictHAVANAElectronic permitting of water wells was an immediate success when the system went live on Jan. 4. That month, the Northwest Florida Water Management District received nearly half its applications and a quarter of its completion reports online. The District has passed along direct savings of time and money through e-permitting, said District Execuexpedites well-permitting that applications can now be completed and submitted from anywhere, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is a marked improvement from the days when wellpermitting, permit extensions and completion reports had to be hand-delivered or mailed to the District as hard copies and payments were limited to cash or check, said Guy Gowens, Director of the Districts Division of Resource Regulation. Clients can now process forms and pay online using credit, debit or electronic funds transfer, he said. They can monitor their application status, notify the District of work starting, extend permits and submit completion reports anytime from anywhere. of applications and 23 percent of completion reports were submitted online. The District has averaged 6,500 well permits annually larger than six inches in diameter, which comprise about 20 percent of wells in the panhandle. The District also licenses 151 water well contractors and has special oversight in potentially contaminated areas.NW FL Water Districts online well permitting saving time and moneyWell drillers install a new well. Photo by Mark Pritzl, NWFWMD WANTS YOU!!!SW A T is making a strong effort to have a presence here in Calhoun County. SW A T recognizes the negative effects of using tobacco products and actively works to encourage our youth, young adults and adults to never become involved with activities. If you are a teen between the ages of 12 and 17 years, and would like to join the Calhoun County SW A T program, please see our SW A T Advisors listed below and help us make a positive change in Calhoun County. Kennesse Dew Altha School Jonathan Alford Blountstown Middle School Carylee Sewell Carr School Carmen Overholt Blountstown High School John Michael Henson Altha Church of God Geraldine Sheard Prayer Chainers Michele Futch Blountstown First Baptist If you have any questions, please contact Pamela McDaniel (850) 674-5645, ext 236.

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MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 LADIESMarch 15 is a very special day for the Deason Twins. Vivian Goodman and Lillian Dasher will be celebrating their birthday.Happy Birthday, from your loving family Jaden Potter9 years oldMarch 14 Branson Grant1 year oldMarch 9Descendents of Chiquita Sanders Rudd Tony and Lisa Davis of Clarksville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Maegan Davis to Kyle Russell of Blountstown. He is the son of Raymond and Susan Russell of Blountstown Maegan is a 2007 graduate of Blountstown High School. She is a fourth grade teacher at Altha School. Kyle is a 2006 graduate of Blountstown High School and is currently employed at United Auto Parts in Blountstown. The wedding will be held on Saturday, March 24 at 5 p.m. at the home of Tony and Lisa Davis in Clarksville. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.Russell, Davis announce plans to wed on March 24Air Force Airman Joshua C. Foxworth graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Foxworth is the son of Doug Foxworth of Northwest Gray Road, Clarksville, and Charlotte Boyden of Falling Waters Road, Chipley. He is a 2007 graduate of Altha High School.Altha Airman Joshua C. Foxworth graduates from basic trainingAir Force Airman Kevin A. Carroll graduated from basic mili tary training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Carroll is the nephew of Kelly McCorvey and Nancy Strickland, both of Wewahitchka. He is a 2011 graduate of Wewahitchka High School.Airman Kevin A. Carroll of Wewa completes military training in Texas Wedding Service News birthdays birth MICHAEL LIAM NALLCary and Christian Nall of Tallahassee are proud to announce the birth of their son, Michael Liam Nall, born on Jan. 23. He weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 19 3/4 inches long. Maternal grandpar ents are Eldon and Linda Earnest of Brandon. Paternal grandparents are Juanita Nall Bonde of Blountstown and the late Anthony Nall.CHRISTINE SIKESChristine Sikes of Hosford is turning 91 on March 18. She loves her poodle Rusty, going shopping, working for her church at Corinth Baptist and playing cards with her family. Her children are hosting a chicken pilau on Saturday, March 17 at 12 noon at 21539 NE Chester Street in Hosford. All family and friends are invited to wish Christine a wonderful birthday. LIZZIE BLACKLizzie Black celebrated her 11th birthday on Feb. 20. She is the daughter of Gary and Kelly Black of Hosford. Her grandparents are Calvin and Jennell Black of Hosford and James and Marher birthday on Feb. 22 with a cake and had a fun time at the Team Kids Program at her church, Corinth Baptist. Lizzie enjoys art, singing, being with family and friends and going to church.BRANSON LEE GRANT birthday March 9. He is the son of Sierra and Matt Grant of Hosford and brother to a big sister, Kaylee. His grandparents are Carmen Morgan and Andy Potter of Hosford, Mark and Amber Daughtry of Tallahassee, Terra Sanders of Hosford and Mike and Jennifer Grant of Talla hassee. His great-grandparents are Tom and Vivian Hardy of Tallahassee, Sharon and Bert Crews of Hosford, Laurette Feene of Monticello and Arthur and Vicky Grant of Tallahassee. His great-great-grandmother is Chiq uita Rudd of Hosford. Branson had two parties and had a blast at both of them, tearing into the cake and loving it. He enjoys playing with his big sister Kaylee and getting into everything. Hes all boy and loves to eat.JADEN POTTERJaden Potter will celebrate her ninth birthday March 14. She is the daugh ter of Andy Potter and Carmen Potter of Hosford and the late Tania Martin Potter. She has one brother, Jacob Hill of Blountstown and one stepsister, Sierra Grant of Hosford. Her maternal grandparents include Sharon and Bert Crews of Hosford and Lucky Martin and Michelle of Telogia. Her paternal grandparents are Kathy and R.J. St. Romain of Louisiana, Barbara Potter of Bristol and Byron Potter of Quincy. Her maternal great-grandmother is Chiquita Rudd of Hosford. Jaden enjoys going to Sunday School and church, visiting granny Chiquitas on Sunday, riding her bike, playing with her dog Snickers and just being Jaden.

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No matter what politicians like Newt Gingrich and political pundits say, it is not the President, or the Congress, or the consumer, or the free market that controls gasoline prices. The facts are that U.S. consumption of gasoline is at its lowest point in 15 years. The U.S. has increased its production of oil by opening more U.S. decades, the U.S. is a net exporter of gasoline. Decreasing demand normally means reduced prices, but not in the case of gasoline. The reason that the U.S. is exporting gasoline is that the U.S. can produce a gallon of gasoline more cheap ly that other countries. One of the reasons is that very result is that other countries want to buy the cheaper U.S. produced gasoline and compete with U.S. mar kets. There is a Keystone Pipeline from Canada to Cushing, Oklahoma where crude oil is stored. The problem Pipeline that President Obama nixed will run from became a political football for Republicans, but what the right-wing media will not tell you is that the Republican governor of Nebraska raised the environmen tal issue and wrote to President Obama and asked him to kill the pipeline deal. The pipeline was planned to be routed through the sand hills of Nebraska, which presented a danger to the states aquifer. The danger to the states water supply was too great, and the Republican governor did the right thing by asking the President to stop the project. Fox News started bashing President Obama over cancelling the project, the Republican governor of Nethe President shouldnt have cancelled the pipeline project even though the President was protecting Nebraskas water supply. An article in the March 5 Bloomberg Businessweek ity is the major culprit in high gasoline prices, particu larly on the U.S. East Coast. area that supplied about half of the jet fuel, gasoline and diesel fuel produced on the East Coast. Today these for sale. To make matters worse for people on the east coast, Bloomberg reports that a joint U.S. and Venezuelan processed some 350,000 barrels of oil a day, most of it for the east Coast. Oil isnt just oil. There are a variety of grades of oil, depending on the amount of sulfur in eries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest areas are designed to process light, sweet crude such as Brent Crude. But Brent Crude primarily comes from of which is affected by world events and market prices more so than if the oil came from Texas. According to Bloomberg, in the past year, turmoil in the Middle East has increased the price of Brent Crude from $94 to $120 per barrel. The U.S. Energy Information Administration indicates that there are seven factors working together which affect the price of crude oil. There is two main sources of supply: the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Non-OPEC, primar ily Canada. OPEC can put the squeeze on the U.S. and world oil market by decreasing their output. Conversely, increased OPEC production has a positive effect on world oil prices. Inventories or lack of inventory of oil also affects world oil prices. Speculation does have an effect on oil prices. Rightwing politicians will say that isnt true, but market par ticipants not only buy and sell physical quantities of oil, but also trade contracts for the future delivery of oil and other energy derivatives. One of the roles of the futures market is price disencing oil prices. For example, the quarterly average of the number of outstanding oil futures contracts at the end of each 2003-2007 as interest in oil as an investment grew. ing the last days of the Bush administration, there was about 1.5 million contracts per day and in 2011 the number was approaching 1.6 million. The last factor affecting gasoline prices is demand. The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) consist of the United States, much of Europe, and other advanced countries. At 53 percent of world oil consumption in 2010, these large economies consume more oil than the non-OECD countries, but have much lower oil consumption growth. Oil consumption in the OECD countries actually declined in the decade between 2000 and 2010. Oil consumption increased more than 40 percent in non-OECD countries like China and India. Saudi Arabia had the largest growth in oil consumption among the countries in the non-OECD during this period. Obama today are responsible for high gasoline prices. Also, Newt Gingrich cannot make the price of gasoline $2.50 per gallon. Just more of Newts economic ignorance talking. Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. COMMENTARYWho controls gasoline prices? They say gasoline could be $6 a gallon. But the good news is the White House says President Obama is aware of the problem, and will continue to talk about it between fundraisers. JAY LENOIts being reported that Dunkin Donuts restaurants in China are adding pork donuts to the menu. For Gods sake, do the Chinese have to beat us at ? CONAN OBRIENWith daylight-saving time, we lose an hour of our lives. Its like a Kardashian marriage. DA VID LETTERMANYou know when it comes to organic food, the USDA is very tough. You cant have anything that ends in eetos. CRAIG FERGUSONHappy birthday to Mitt Romney, hes 65 years old. At his party, he didnt blow out the candles. He gave a speech and the JAY LENORomneys birthday is not a big deal here. But in the Cayman Islands, its a national holiday. JAY LENORush Limbaugh is in a lot of trouble. Hes down to two national sponsors. You know what they are? One is Crisco, and the other is Hostess Twinkies. DA VID LETTERMANI actually tried to grow my own food but I CRAIG FERGUSONFor me, whatever time we save for daylight-saving time is offset by the 45 minutes clock on the microwave. JIMMY KIMMELGas prices it is $6 a gallon here. People in L.A. are furious. You cant tell, of course, because of the Botox. CRAIG FERGUSONLarry King announced hell be hosting a new daily talk show online. The format of the show will be a little bit different from his TV show. The plan is to make it an hour of Larry staring into a webcam wondering if its turned on and if anyone can hear him. JIMMY KIMMELIm excited about the new iPad. But then Im excited about anything that is not the Republican primaries. CRAIG FERGUSONLast week a Chicken McNugget that resembles President George Washington was auctioned on eBay for over $8,000. Meanwhile, a Chicken McNugget that looks like Mitt Romney was eaten by Newt Gingrich. CONAN OBRIEN

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MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARY WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON Listening to the victory speeches on Super Tuesday, it was glaringly obvious that only Mitt Romney took the opportunity to congratulate his opponents. Romney commended Newt Gingrich for having a good night in Georgia, and Rick Santorum blush, it seemed Romney is the only one of the remaining candidates who learned his manners, and who is gracious in both victory and defeat, but the subtext is quite different. with millions of dollars of negative advertising, so he could afford to be gracious. When he congratulates his thats all fair in love, war and politics. Much of the commentary has focused on how the Super Pacs have allowed Gingrich and Santorum to stay in the race. Each has a billionaire backer feeding money into the Super Pac supporting them; otherwise one or both would have been forced out of the race for lack of money. Yet no one has focused on Romney and the many millions that his Super Pac has poured into the race, demolishing one candidate after another. If Romneys Super Pac did not exist, would Romney have been able to stomp out Gingrichs emerging Florida the way he did? Its not surprising that Gingrich is carrying such a deep grudge against Romney. He belittles Romneys much vaunted ability to manage the economy as managing the decay because Romney has not offered a compelling vision for what he would do to turn around the economy. If Romneys Super Pac did not exist, would Romney have been able to stop Santorum in Michigan or Ohio? Santorum claims that he was outspent 12 to 1 in Ohio, where Romney won by a single percentage point. Life isnt fair, and neither is politics, but the role of money in this primary campaign, and how Romney in will alter the rules for this election season, but there should be ample evidence to go back to the Supreme Court and challenge the Citizens United decision that opened the door to the unregulated sums of money that are underwriting our politics. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the Citizens United decision for the majority, notes that there is no evidence that money coming into politics in this manner partly in the eyes of the beholder, and overturning any decision of this magnitude is an enormous challenge. But Republicans who cheered Citizens United may be having second thoughts now about the corrupting role of money. A former defensive coach for the Redskins was recently in the news for confessing that he paid money to players for hard hits, and extra money for taking out of the game one of the star players on the other side. Thats not unlike what Romney has done. First it was was Gingrich; now its Santorum. Democrats are suiting up for the big game, and President Obama will have plenty of money to go one on one with Romney. A presidential campaign should be about an exchange of ideas and a debate about each candidates vision for the country. One of these men will win, and one will lose, and each will be gracious. The voters will judge how genuine they are in acknowledging victory and defeat or whether they are simply duping us into believing they fought

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 The Health Department will be offering FREE services from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (CT)Blood Pressure Check, Free Health Information, Free give-a-ways 19984 Central Ave. W, Hwy. 20 W, BlountstownDont search all over...Just call the Grovers. Rivertown Auto Sales, INC2005 Nissan Altima $8,950 AT Rivertown Auto Sales 1999 Chrysler Sebring $4,995 NEWS FROM THE PEWS Note of ThanksWe would like to express our warm and loving grati tude for all the friends and family that expressed their sympathy in our time of sorrow. The prayers, phone that were provided to our family in our time of need were greatly appreciated. Sincerely, The family of Linda Hodge SPECIAL PROGRAM Guest Speaker Sr. Margaret Kuntz, ASCJ, Director Of Catechesis, will present an adult faith-sharing program on A New Look at the Ten Commandments at St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church on SW Gaskin St. in Blountstown. The program is set for Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. CT. We will meet in the church hall. Light refreshments will be served. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The New Zion COGIC would like to invite you and your choir to our 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. and continue on Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. The church would like for your choir to render an A&B selection. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The St. Luke Church of God in Christ would like to invite everyone to their 1st Church Anniversary. The event will take place March 20-25. March 20-24 services will begin at 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. On Sunday, March 25 the service will begin at 5 p.m. (ET). Everyone is welcome to come and join us in praising and worship. Following the service on Sunday, March 25 dinner will be served. For more information call Pastor Delano Reed at 643-6400 or Mother RoseaLee Lane at 643-5958. ANNUAL WOMENS DAY CELEBRATION The Womens Ministry of St. Mary M.B. Church cordially invites you to their Annual Womens Day Celebration beginning March 24. The theme is Women of Faith Walking Worthy of their Calling Ephesians 4:1-2. The church will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop facilita tor will be Evangelist Patricia Mosley. On Sunday, March 25 the 11 a.m. service will be lead by speaker Evangelist Vivian Mitchell. The 3 p.m. service being lead by speaker Evangelist Jahazel Dawkins. Come join in this lifting of the name of Jesus. The church is located at 16345 SE River Street in Blountstown. REVIVAL & EGG HUNT Telogia Baptist Church in Hosford is having a Spring Revival, Hunting for Lost Souls, on March 18-21 Rev. Bill Jenkins will be our speaker and we plan on having great music presented by the Telogia Praise Team, Ken Hosford and Family, Claudie Black, Krista Black Harley Arnold and Winter Durden. *The Sunday, March 18 service will be at 11 a.m. followed by a cover dish dinner at noon. The Sunday night service will begin at 7 p.m. *Monday through Wednesday, March 19-21 services will begin at 7:30 p.m. *Wednesday, March 21 we will still have our regular RAs & GAs program. We will feed the children a meal at 6:45 p.m. and have a Bible lesson and activities afterwards. *Sunday, April 8 will be our Easter Egg Hunt at11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come participate in our Hunt For Lost Souls Revival March 18-21.

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MARCH 14, 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 WhaleyWhat is the best way to get rid of thistles? They took over my garden last year. G. C., Binghamton, NY The thistle is one perennial weeds to the entire area. A straw smother thistles. dormant for several years. In addition to garden deeply in the fall new plant. Can you offer any advice about how to choose the best kitchen knives? There are two impor to retain sharpness. is that the latter will the grinding, there are hollow-grind edges grind edge may hold its sharpness some what longer. A hollowmore expensive than a narrowing down to an low-grind edgesome may even have a layer longevity of the sharpness; again, these tend where the sharpened to resist damage from a more permanent atother design is more Who decided on our national anthem? national anthem. Frangave his poem to his viewed from his ship ment is preserved at the Smithsonian Instired and white stripes and Vermont. national anthem and free and the home of MAR. 12, MONDAY -Com monwealth Day (Canada). United States Post Office established, 1789. Author Jack Kerouac born, 1922. Les Misrables opened on Broadway, 1987. MAR. 13, TUESDAY -Moon at ascending node. Chester Greenwood patented earmuffs, ure of Hydro-Quebec, Canada, 1989. MAR. 14, WEDNESDAY -Moon runs low. Shirley Temple left her footprints and handprints in cement, Graumans Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, 1935. Many a truth is spoken in jest. MAR. 15, THURSDAY -Andrew Jackson Day (Tennessee). Conjunction of Pluto and the Moon. zine top-selling record album chart, 1945. MAR. 16, FRIDAY -Nathaniel published, 1850. Norman Thagard sian space station Mir, 1995. MAR. 17, SATURDAY -St. Co., Massachusetts). Anna EleaActor Rob Lowe born, 1964. MAR. 18, SUNDAY -Fourth Sunday in Lent. Telephone communication established between London and the Continent, 1891. Actress Natasha Richardson died, 2009. J.D. OWENS INC.Carpet & Ceramic OutletYOUR HOMETOWN LOW PRICE Just In, 1st Quality Carpeting FACTORY O VERSTOCKSOriginally $1.89sf NOW 99sf Originally $3.39sf NOW $1.45sf! J.D. Owens Carpet & Ceramic OutletThe Place To Shop If Money Matters!Located on Hwy 90, between Arrowhead Campground and Hopkins.CARPET, CERAMIC, PORCELAIN, VINYL, NAFCO, LAMINA TE, HARDWOOD & AREA RUGSWeve Got It At The Price You Want It HUGE REMNANT SALE! 12 x 10 12 x 12 12 x 12 12 x 13 12 x 14 12 x 14 12 x 15 12 x 15 12 x 16 12 x 16 12 x 19 12 x 23 $ 99 90 $ 135 50 $ 119 90 $ 135 90 $ 199 90 $ 105 50 $ 165 90 $ 185 50 $ 179 90 $ 145 50 $ 229 90 $ 279 90 Gold Frieze Mingled Frieze Berber Mint Plush Pattern Comm. Pattern Comm. Cream Frieze Chocolate Frieze Blue Frieze Pattern Comm. Purple Frieze FriezeSIZE COLOR/STYLE PRICE Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies. 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 Co. Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers, Florida Gators and the Miami Dolphins WPHK Radio K-102.7 FM WYBT Radio Y-1000 AM Its VerY Wise to Advertise Make the most of your business with an ad in The Calhoun-Liberty JOURNALPHONE (850) 643-3333 thejournal@fairpoint.net

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The Big River Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation raised several thousand dollars for their conservation fund during the March 3 Hunting Heritage Banquet at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown. at right as he keeps the bids going up during the auction, which featured many items. Below right Jared Deason listens during the auction while his son Noah enjoys playing with his toy. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 ABOVE RIGHT: Guests at the banquet line the table checking out the bounty of good food. LEFT: Big River Longbeards Committee Member Alvin Foran holds up a bronze turkey weathervane up for auction. RIGHT: Raymond Russell and Suzanne Stoutamire discuss the items for sale and to be auctioned off after the meal.Hunting Heritage BanquetBetter start brushing up on your tur key calling, because spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means its time to start talkin turkey. spring turkey hunting seaing of spring turkey season in each hunting zone. The the opportunity to 78 of this season. hunt. In that case, he or she Forty-nine of the 78 par youth spring turkey quota permit. For safety reasons, the last season that limits the guns only, using shot no hunters. Theyre similar to the eastern subspecies or south of the counties of subspecies. Eastern turkeys the season runs March 17 possession limit on turkeys limit is one. before sunrise to sunset, but hunting at 1 p.m. To participate in spring plan to pursue a gobbler purchase a management area permit. at county tax collectors com/License. for a special-opportunity or Turkey, click on Where out a quota permit to see management area permit spring turkeys.Tony Young and his wife, Katie, are already looking for ward to turkey hunting together on a small piece of private property and being a guest on each others quota hunt.Spring gobbler season in full swing across FloridaOutta the Woods by Tony Young

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MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 BROADBANDCONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGEQUINCY The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Florida Rural Economic Development and Tourism Summit. I am very pleased Gadsden County was selected to host the 2012 Florida Rural Economic Development and Tourism Summit, said David Gardner, executive direc tor of the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce and chair of this years summit. We look forward to showcasing all that Gadsden County has to offer with summit participants. Hundreds of businesses, government and economic will take place March 14-16 at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana. It is being organized by Opportunity Florida, an economic development organization made up of nine rural counties in Northwest Florida, in partnership with the North Florida Economic Development Partnership and Floridas Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative. The summit is funded in part by the Governors and Enterprise. The summit will provide a diverse range of highquality, interactive educational sessions, opportunities to participate in hands-on demonstrations and invaluable information exchange and networking opportunities. This years speakers are: Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, TCC President Jim Murdaugh, Florida State Senator Bill Montford, (District 6), Gray Swoope, Florida Commerce Secretary and President of Enterprise Florida, Cynthia R. Lorenzo, interim Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Al Latimer, Senior V.P. for Enterprise Florida, Chip Chalmers, Television Producer and Director Berkley Young, President of Berkley W. Young Travel and Tourism Research, Eric Williams VP with National Solar Power Partners, Dr. Dale Brill, President of the Florida Chamber Foundation, Randy Hanna, Chancellor of The Florida College System and Barney Bishop, past president and CEO of Associated Industries of Florida. Topics that will be discussed at the summit include opportunities, education, workforce training, agribusiness and agritourism, legislative issues and other concerns regarding rural counties in Florida.Gadsden Chamber hosts Rural Economic and Tourism Summit Rainbow Family returns for annual gathering in the Apalachicola Forestby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorMore than 400 people are expected to gather in the Apalachicola National Forest this weekend for the Fifth Annual 2012 North Florida/Apalachicola Rainbow Gathering. The groups spokesperson, Greg Forkman Beck, said campers are setting up at Cliff Lake, 1.6 miles down Forest Highway 13, about 14 miles northeast of Sumatra. As of Monday, about 250 had already made the pilgrimage to join their Rainbow brethren. The hippies are back and weve had the biggest, warmest welcome this time, said Forkman. Visitors are welcome to come see them at the lake. Forkman said that several local residents have already stopped by and brought food to share, including some venison. Rainbow gatherings are open, non-commercial events where free spirits gather to camp, commune and enjoy the woods. According to the Rainbow mini-manual, theres only one thing you need to become a member of their group: If you have a belly button, you can be a rainbow. The group gathered in the forest near Liberty County in March of 2010. The Rainbow Family regularly holds gatherings across the country. For more information about them, visit their website CLJNews.com, select Features and then Photo Features for photographs and a story about the 2010 gathering. A member of the Rainbow Family plays a kazoo and an air guitar walking stick during the 2010 gathering near Sumatra. TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOJackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Franklin, Liberty, and Gadsden. Wakulla county, a recent addition to Opportunity Florida, was not part of the original broadband grant. Considered the great equalizer by rural economic developers, broadband provides the data capacity to support computerized digital equipment and networks that can allow remote, rural areas to compete for jobs with urban areas. Many parts of rural America do not have affordable access to always-on, high capacity data networks and some still rely on dial up Internet access. All modern logistic and distribution systems, for example, depend upon high capacity broadband and digital services. Broadband is equally important to public service, education and the medical community. Telemedicine, allowing doctors to interpret and diagnose through digitally delivered scans and tests while emergency personnel can provide services under medical supervision through telemetry. Broadband is becoming the standard means of delivering distance learning through graphic and audio video means and many college campuses now provide anywhere classes through the Internet. Public service and utility organizations utilize digital, high-speed radio sidebands for emergency, police and service restoration services and monitoring. Typically, these services are not possible due to limited capacity in many small towns and rural areas. refers to multichannel telecommunication paths over a band is usually synonymous with the Internet, including voice and data. The FRBA system will generally be deployed over wireless paths and made available to last-mile, or retail customers, not to the end user. FRBA was designed to provide high capacity broadband service to end-use providers, generally, where adequate service is not otherwise commercially available. The wireless system should typically deliver data at speeds 12 times those of existing digital subscriber line services. The total cost of the FRBA network is budgeted at $34 million, including the $24 million broadband grant along with a $10 million in-kind contribu tion from local governments and public authorities. FRBA was funded as part of the American Recovery and Rehabilitation Act, more commonly known as the Federal Stimulus Program. The grant is adminis tered through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce. surveillance, both requirements of the NTIA. Trucks are arriving weekly with additional equipment that is being installed by Rapid Systems, a Tampa contractor specializing in high speed wireless networks. The construction and deployment is being managed by G4S, an international provider of services to both private and governmental institutions. Deployment of the network will commence within the next few weeks as the material stocking phase is completed. More information about the Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA) project can be obtained through the WeConnectFlorida.com Internet web site. BROAD BAND TECHOpportunity Florida ViceChairman Byron Ward examines broadband equipment arriving at a storage facility in Marianna.

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Justin Terry competed Monday, March 5 in Orlando at FCCLA State Leadership Confer ence in Job Interview. Job Interview is an individual event that recognizes participants who use Family and Consumer Sciences and/or related occupa tional skills to develop a portfolio, participate in an interview and communicate a personal understanding of job requirements. Partici pants must prepare a portfolio, be prepared communication skills and job knowledge through an interview. Justin received a silver medal and won the privilege to compete at the FCCLA National Competition in July. We are all very proud of Justins accomplishment and wish him well at National Competition. Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012SCHOOL LUNCH MENU Mar 14-20, 2012 LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFAST: Grits with scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Chicken parmesan over whole grain pasta or turkey club on autumn grain or veggie lovers wrap with lima beans, tossed salad with dressing and petite banana. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: Cinnamon roll with sausage patty. LUNCH: Meatloaf or toasted ham and cheese sandwich or chicken salad sandwich with steamed broccoli, whole kernel corn, dinner roll and fruited gelatin. FridayBREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes with sausage patty. LUNCH: Roast turkey with gravy or cheeseburger on bun or chicken salad plate and crackers with turnip greens, mashed potatoes, cornbread and fresh apple. (4th grade pizza)MondayBREAKFAST: Breakfast pizza. LUNCH: Latin roasted pork or PB&J on autumn grain or salsa chicken wrap with baked sweet potatoes, collard greens, dinner roll and chilled peaches. (Kg & 1st grade pizza).TuesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit. tortilla or chicken fried steak on bun or turkey and cheese chef salad and crackers with pinto beans, carrots with corn and grape juice.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. CA L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFAST: Ham cubes with grits and sweet poLUNCH: Turkey and cheese sub with french fries and fruit cup.Thursday syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Baked chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans, whole wheat roll and tropical fruit cup.FridayBREAKFAST: Sausage gravy and biscuit.LUNCH: Pepperoni pizza with garden salad and fresh fruit.MondayBREAKFAST: Ham cubes with cheese toast and grits. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets with baked potato wedges, green beans and fresh fruit.TuesdayBREAKFAST: syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: Salisbury steak with gravy, rice, turnip greens, corn bread and mixed fruit.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol Dental Clinic Dates to RememberMonday, March 12 Family Reading and Math Night from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 15 End of the 3rd Nine Weeks Friday, March 16 Spring Pictures Friday, March 23 Second Grade Play Spaced Out at 8:30 a.m.; Honor Assembly at 1:30 p.m. blountstown elementary schoolKindergarten class takes The B.E.S. Kindergarten loaded the buses and off They traveled to Marianna to see the new movie Atkins Park and had a picnic and got to play on the new playground.BES second grade cooks up green eggs and hamIn honor of Dr. Seuss birthday, the second grade read his book Green Eggs and Ham and then they made green eggs and ham. The students tried to decide before they tasted it if it was going to taste the same as regular eggs and ham or if it would taste different. They discovered that it was very delicious. blountstown high schoolStudents in Debra Perdues Information Technology program continue to work At this time eighteen more students This brings the total for the 2011-2012 score of 1,000. test in 24 minutes and 24 seconds with a score of 1,000. Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments. Word Bryant, Bryce Davis, Haileigh Pippin, Tripp Taylor, Kaycee Yon, Jordan Willis, Cassidy Gurliaccio, Anthony Wyrick, Meshae Hall, Chloe McLeod and Audrey Gurliaccio and Katherine Strawn. Outlook ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on R epairs & R elines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD IRISH LUN C H BUFFET The Hwy.ApalacheeR estaurant garb and join us for a bite during our all-day St. Patricks Day celebration! Owner (813) 253-3258LIBERTY COUNTY Owner Financing No Qualifying Acreage --All$600 Down NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC we beat Call us at (850) 697-4383 Justin Terry receives silver medal at FCCLA State Leadership ConferenceEighteen more Information Technology BECOME A VOLUNTEERBECOME A VITAL PART OF THE ADVOCACY TEAM. HELP AN ABUSED, NEGLECTED OR OTHERWISE AT -RISK CHILD BY BECOMING A VOLUNTEER GUARDIAN AD LITEM. FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATIONPHONE (850) 410-4642

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MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 by Christian BayThis past week 18 students from the Altha FCCLA club attended the state conference in Orlando. Seven out of the 18 students that attended will be advancing to FCCLA National Conference this summer in Orlando. We also came home with a Florida She was elected Vice President of Recreation for the 2012-2013 term. Reeder and Katie Detweiler receive a gold medal with their manners project in Foa 98 out of 100 and will be advancing to Nationals. gold with her creation of decorative pins for ladies Brianna Yon won gold with a perfect advancing to Nationals as well. We also had some students compete in events that did not advance received gold for Career Investigation and Megan Mantecon received silver did not place. Altha recently competed in the 30th Annual Tri-State Math and Computer Science Olympiad held each year at Wallace College in Dothan. The students excelled in the different categories. ABOVE, from left: Mitchell Hall, 1st in Microcomputer Applications, Tyler Meyers 2nd in Microcomputer Applications, Haley Chason, 6th in Microcomputer Applica tions. RIGHT: Shelby Murphy was 1st in Algebra 1. FROM LEFT : Brianna Yon, Caylynn Reeder, Colin Mears, Katie Detweiler, Ashley Wagner and Megan Mantecon. Open to Conditionally Exempt Saturday, March 24from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. waste including paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, car batteries, computers, used oil, gasoline, etc., from local residents. Small businesses including schools and a reduced charge. For business waste please call Clayton Sumner for details at (850) 643-3777 or Betty at 643-2773. We've got the fence posts to meet your needs. Liberty Post & Barn Pole, Inc.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 Altha FCCLA attends state conference in Orlando altha wildcats Altha competes in TriState Math & Computer Science OlympiadDanta Williams, a point guard on the Blountstown Middle School team, won a DVD player in a shootout at the State Tournament at Chipola College. Pictured from left: Calhoun County School Board member Ken Speights, Danta Williams, Calhoun County School Board and Chipola Board member Danny Ryals and Chipola College president Dr. Gene Prough.Danta Williams of BMS wins DVD player at Chipola College shootout

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 Its been said that one persons wildsaying applies particularly well to a large group of low-growing herbs in the Oxalis Oxalis indicates the presence of the species are known as woodsorrels Creeping woodsorrel botanically as Oxalis corniculata the pod will turn downward and forcefully discharge the Although this is a perennial plant and Southern yellow woodsorrel cut heart-shaped lobed leaves that can be green to reddishPink woodsorrel Control options GARDENING by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa CountyFalse shamrock (woodsorrel) is a weed that gets noticed around St. Patricks Day sion container gardens for a hands-on which will cover cost of snacks and Classes offered in this series are: *Session 1, March 17 *Session 2, March 24 *Session 3, March 31 *Session 4, April 14 Bugs and Master Gardeners set 5th Annual Garden Fair & Plant sale Saturday in MariannaCalhoun Extension Service to offer series of four classes on growing fruits and vegetables Located in BristolLAND CLEARING-Private drives and roads -Food plots -Home sites -Small acreageCall Eddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas (850) 447-0849Eddie NoblesLAND CLEARING, EXCA V A TION AND ROOT RAKING FOR: upperware New & ImprovedCRYSTALWAVE SOLUTIONS Avoid expensive restaurant or take-out food. Plan ahead and store healthy meals in the fridge for microwave reheating later.Call Beth Eubanksyour full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 T

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MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff.All operations of the funeral process will be handled on location at 12008 NW State Road 20.CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome Bof Bristol of Bristol Two locations to serve youBlountstown and Bristol Adams Funeral Home674-5449 or 643-5410Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com OBITUARIES Telephone (850) 674-2266 Your hometown funeral home since 1994A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On!Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon PeavyPeavy Funeral Home& CrematoryCLARENCE H. BUTLERTALLAHASSEE Clarence H. Butler, 68, of Tallahassee and for merly of Chattahoochee, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Blountstown after a lengthy illness. He was born July 9, 1943 in Chattahoochee and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Leon He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow C. Butler and a daughter, Cynthia Butler. Survivors include his wife, Audrey F. Butler of Tallahassee; his mother, Alice Montford Butler of Chatta hoochee; two daughters, Sandra Brown and her husband, Buddy of Bristol and Cheryl Whittington of Grand Ridge; two sons, Donnie and Eugene Bohannan, both of Sneads; a brother, David Butler and his wife, Ellie of Bainbridge, GA; a sister, Laverne Clark and her husband, Lamar of Chattahoochee; and a number of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services were held on Saturday, March 10 at the First Baptist Church in Chattahoochee. Interment followed at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Charles McClellan in Quincy was in charge of the arrangements. OSCAR C. HAMMOND SR.WEWAHITCHKA Oscar C. Hammond, Sr., 89, passed away Feb. 7 2012, with his family by his side in Wewahitchka after a short battle with cancer. He was born March 3, 1922 in Stockton, AL to the late Ralph and Kate Hammond. He served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946 Joe Paper Company for 33 years as a shift engineer and retired in 1983. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed time with his family. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church and was a lifetime VFW member. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Kate Hammond; a brother, Raymond Hammond; two sisters, Gertrude Holsenback and Myra Knowles; and his son, Eric Hammond. Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth; two children, O.C. Hammond and Betty Rich and her husband David; a daughter-in-law, Elwanda Hammond; ten grandchildren, Chris Herring, Kelley Batten, Natalie Franks, Michael Hammond, Eric Pitts, Pam Nunnery, David C. Rich, Amy Kirkus, Kim Rich, and Mitch Rich; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church in Wewahitchka with Reverend Joey Smith ofContributions can be made in memory of O.C. Hammond to Emerald Coast Hospice, 2925 Martin Luther King Blvd, Panama City, FL 32405. Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe was in charge of the arrangements. ARLENE MONTFORDBLOUNTSTOWN Arlene Montford, 91, of Blountstown passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Blountstown. She was born Sept. 4, 1920 in Alliance to the late Mike and Ida (Sullivan) Wimberly. She managed Montford Caf for six years and worked for Ramsey Piggly Wiggly for 23 years. She was a member of Blountstown First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.T. Montford. Survivors include two sons, Harold Montford and his wife, Vicki and James Jim Montford, all of Blountstown; a daughter, Sherry Redd and her husband, Johnny of Altamonte Springs; six grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren; a stepdaughter, Alma Kirkland of Palatka; three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and her caretaker, Pat Beck. Services were held Sunday, March 11 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Smith Cemetery in Blountstown. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.MARTHA STEWARTBLOUNTSTOWN Martha Stewart, 67, of Blountstown passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012. She was born October 6, 1944 in Tallahassee, AL to the late Howard and Virginia Annie (Holley) Shellnut. Martha was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Nathan Shellnut. Survivors include three sons, Kevin Shellnut of Wewahitchka, William Stewart and Andrew Stewart of Chicago, IL; a daughter, Mary Ann Lodwyck of Shellnut of Grovetown, GA, Robert Shellnut and Johnny Armstrong of Wewahitchka; and a sister, Reba Chance Gaskin of Wewahitchka. A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 13 in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrange ments. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh. com.JARED L. COBBHOSFORD Jared L. Cobb, 35, of Hosford, formerly of Spring Hill, PA passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Hosford. He was born May 7, 1976 to Garry O. and DeLores (Potts) Cobb of Spring Hill, PA. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School, a member of the class of 1995. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in August of 1996, served 14 months in Saudi Arabia, and was honorably discharged in August of 2000. After being discharged he worked as a Supervisor for Home Depot in Florida and for the past three years was a corrections Jared loved being with his boys, Gavin and Connor. He went to all their soccer and baseball games. He felt that being a dad was his greatest achievement. He also Jared was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Towanda, PA. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Vaughn L. Potts, a step-grandfather, Thomas P. Rossa, an aunt, Bonnie Yarnes and uncles Floyd, Kenneth and Francis Cobb. Survivors include two sons, Gavin R. Cobb and Connor M. Cobb, both of Tallahassee; his parents, Garry and DeLores Cobb of Spring Hill, PA; a brother, Vaughn and Carolyn Cobb of Stroudsburg, PA; a grandmother, Maxine M. (Potts) Rossa of Wyalusing, PA; nieces, Alyssa Erin and Lauren Kaleigh Cobb of Stroudsburg, PA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of caring friends and coworkers in Hosford and Bristol. Services will be held Thursday, March 15 at 12 noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with Bishop Daniel Buynak, L.D.S. Church, Towanda, PA presiding. Interment will be in the Rush Cemetery, Rush, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Graveside military services will be accorded by mem bers of Wyalusing Post #534 American Legion. In lieu a charity of your choice. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of local arrange ments. Online condolences may be made to adamsfh. com. Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society.WHAT BETTER TRIBUTE CAN THERE BE?EAST GADSDEN UNIT P.O. Box 563, Quincy 32353 See OBITUARIES continued on page 21 MAR Y HAZEL ELLIOTTBLOUNTSTOWN Mary Hazel Elliott, 67, of Blountstown passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 at her home. She was born on March 8, 1945 in Two Egg and had lived in Blountstown for past six years, coming from Cocoa Beach. She was a retired medical secretary and a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Blountstown. She started the Bible study group at Chipola Manor in Blountstown. Survivors include a son, Rocky Marshall and his wife, Pamela of Blountstown; a brother, Dale Ream and his wife, Ann of Cocoa Beach; two sister-in-laws, Ann Moulton and Maxine Strickland, both of Blountstown; two grandchildren, Heather Cottrell and Rebekah Marshall. Services will be held Friday, March 16 at 1 p.m. (CT) at Gateway Baptist Church with Reverend Roger King will be by cremation. The family will receive friends Friday, March 16, 2012 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012To the editor: I recently attended the Calhoun County Commissioners meeting along with several other citizens. We attended the meeting due to concern that our local voting site has been closed and we are now required to travel from Altha to Blountstown to vote at the W.T. Neal Civic Center. During the meeting, the commissioners okd about $300,000 in additional payments for change orders on various road projects with no questions asked by any board mem ber. These additional payments occur at every meeting. Why, with paid engineers designing and planning each project, are there always over runs and costly changes that are readily paid by the County? A citizen asked the board why they readily fork over $300,000 in additional expenses but cant in our community voting precinct? One commissioner stated he agreed with the Supervisor of Elections request due to it is a good business decision to close the Pine Island and Henderson Mill voting houses. Another commissioner supported the change due to the voting place in Altha is on a dead end street with limited parking. Now we must vote at the W.T. Neal Civic Center, on a dead end street where 3,500 voters are registered to vote. The Supervisor of Elections quickly offers to mail you a ballot, at additional expense to the county. sider the impact their move will have on voters. Almost half of the Calhoun County voters are registered to vote at one site, W.T. Neal Civic Center. Imagine driving there around 5 p.m. to vote right after work and seeing the parking lot full of cars you would not bother to wait and vote. Imagine how the elderly will manage when, after parking even in the closest spot, they must walk near 100 yards to go inside the facility. Let your county commissioner and supervisor of elections hear from your. With your help, maybe we can get this mistake corrected. And NO, I am not a SPEAK UP!WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ELECTION UPDATELIBERTY COUNTY Incumbent School Superintendent Sue Summers has joined the list of candidates along with the annual salary for each job. County Judge ($134,280): Incumbent Ken Hosford (Nonpartisan) Sheriff ($98,225): Henry Hamlin (D) Clerk of Court ($89,630): Kathy Brown (D). Property Appraiser ($89,630 ): --Tax Collector ($89,630): --School Superintendent ($89,630): Incumbent Sue Summers (D) Elections Supervisor County Commission, District 1 ($23,466): Incumbent Albert Butch Butcher (D). County Commission, District 3 ($23,466): Incumbent Jim Johnson (D). County Commission, District 5 ($23,466): --School Board, District 1 ($23,269 ): --School Board, District 2 ($23,269 ): --CALHOUN COUNTY The current candidate list for the upcoming Calhoun County election, along with the annual salary for each job, includes: County Judge ($134,280 ): Incumbent James Kevin Grover (Nonpartisan). Sheriff ($100,290): Kenneth B. Futch. Clerk of Court Property Appraiser Terry Stone (D). Tax Collector Becky Trickey-Smith, (D). School Superintendent ($91,694): Incumbent Tommy McClellan (D), Julie Leonard Smith (NPA), Ralph Yoder (NPA) and Logan Barbee (NPA). Elections Supervisor Incumbent Margie Laramore (NPA), Sky Scott (D) and Sharon A. Chason (D). County Commission, District 1 Fred D. Blankenship (D), Jerry Guilford (R), James Grover (NPA). County Commission, District 3 Incumbent Don Miller (D), Jeral R. Hall Sr. (D), Lee Shelton (D) and Nick Stone (NPA). County Commission, District 5 Incumbent Harold Pickron (D). School Board, District 1 ($24,268): Incumbent Danny Ryals (Nonpartisan). School Board, District 4 ($24,268): --Candidates who wish to qualify by petition Liberty County, candidates need 42 petitions signed by valid voters. In Calhoun County, candidates for countywide positions must have 85 petitions. Those running for district Qualifying week begins at noon on Monday, June 4 and continues through noon Friday, June 8.Incumbent School Superintendent Sue Summers Calhoun citizen expresses concern over closing of voting site in AlthaTo the editor: March is National Social Work Month which makes it an appropriate time for us to salute the valuable and important job that social workers provide all year long. When lifes challenges become overwhelming, many people turn to a social worker for help. Here at Big Bend Hospice, we have ily support counselors, grief counselors and Caring Tree counselors. They work tirelessly with our patients and families to help them cope with the many emotional and practical issues that accompany a life limiting illness. These dedicated professionals assist with everything from coordinating community resources to helping families solve ing through the emotional pain of dealing with an impending death. They recognize the family dynamics that are part of any life threatening disease and help patients reach out to conclude the important business of giving and receiving love and asking for and granting forgiveness. Often it is the social worker who will pause to recognize a special occasion in a patients life and make sure that a birthday is celebrated or a caregiver gets a night out. Our wonder ful social workers are an important part of our patient care team and our Big Bend Hospice family. The theme for the 2012 National Social Work Month is Social Work Matters. Time and again I have witnessed the powerful results of social workers both in our organization and in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in recognizing and meeting the needs of the people they serve. On behalf of Big Bend Hospice we applaud social workers for their caring hearts and their important contributions to our community. Salute the valuable and important job of social workers during National Social Work MonthFloridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in January 2012 was 9.6 percent, the lowest since March 2009 when the rate also was 9.6 percent. This represents of 9.6 percent is the lowest in almost three years. The national unemployment rate for January was 8.3 percent. The 5 counties that make up the Chipola Regional Workforce Board region showed a 0.2 percent decrease in unemployment over December 2011. There are 4,222 unemployed out of a labor force of 49,936 in the Chipola Workforce Board region.Floridas unemployment rate for Jan. lowest since March 2009 fChipola Regional Workforce Board ITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISE in the Calhoun-Liberty JOURNAL and online at ..... CLJN ews.COM Call us at (850) 643-3333Email: thejournal@fairpoint.net---UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ---Jan-12 Dec-11 Jan-11 Liberty.............................................................7.9 7.8 8.3 Calhoun...........................................................9.1 9.2 9.9 Holmes............................................................7.7 7.8 8.9 Jackson...........................................................7.9 8.0 8.1 Washington.........................................................10.2 10.4 11.9 Chipola Region..................................................7.9 7.8 8.3 ---UNEMPLOYMENT RATES BY AGE ---16 to 19 years.........................................................28.6 percent 20 to 24 years........................................................15.5 percent 25 to 54 years..........................................................9.1 percent 55 years and over.....................................................8.3 percent ---UNEMPLOYMENT RATES BY GENDER ---Male...........................................................................10.7 percent Female......................................................................9.2 percent

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With the season in full swing, the Lady Wildcats of Altha are steadily working to improve game by game. With a record of 1-6, these girls continue to pull together and work toward our goals. ing the Wildcats 17-2. Angela Waldron pitched 5 innings, having 4 strikeouts, walking 6 and giving up 5 hits. Jessica Wilks was the leading hitter going 2 for 3 with 2 singles, Britany Snively and Brittany Graham each had a single. The Lady Cats had 5 errors. Lady Tigers. Despite a late comeback, the Wildcats lost 16-9. Brittany Graham started on the mound walking 6 and giving up 1 hit, Angela Waldron came in later to strike out 5 and give up 3 hits. We had 11 errors. Leading hitters Brittany Graham, Britany Snively, Brooke Coleman, and dron started on the mound striking out 2, walking 6 and allowing 5 hits. Jessica Wilks came in and gave up 1 hit. We had 3 errors. walking 6, striking out 2 and gave up 2 hits, with 5 errors. Angela Waldron pitched 2 innings walking 2 and giving up 6 hits on 4 errors. Leading hitters were Jessica Wilks and Brooke Coleman, each with a single. the Lady Wildcats won a thriller in the 7th inning with a struck out 7, walked 3, and gave up 12 hits with 11 errors. Coleman had a single. Varsity Game. MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 SPORTS Althas Lady Wildcats steadily improving game by gameLEFT: Althas Angela Waldron and Hannah Regis ter discuss the next plan of action at the pitchers mound. MIDDLE: Lady Wildcat Deana Griswold scoops up the ball. RIGHT: Althas Haley Payne hits the ball.from Liberty County High School on the young year. a classic pitchers duel with the Dawgs score in a game that went 11 innings. the mound and went 5 inningsm giving up 1 earned run. Trey did everything there and threw strikes and gave us a chance to win the ballgame, said out Junior Caleb Barrentine. Caleb pitched the rest of the way again giving up only 1 run. Both of our pitchers did a great job on the mound. There was not much else we could have asked them to do, the coach said. Offensively the Dawgs scored only one run on the night. That run was score in the bottom of the 7th by senior Trey Johnson who was pinch hitting for catcher Chase Taylor. The Dawgs had their chances to win the game but stranded the lead off batter nings. Offensively we have some work to do, the coach noted. We have to be able to get runners on and move them over and get timely hits to score them. traveled to South Walton for an imclose game, they prevailed by a score Junior lefthander JoJo Durden picked up the win by throwing a complete game, striking out 9, walking 2 hitters pitched a great game for us tonight he kept the ball down and give up only one hit, a blooper into shallow right On offense, the Dawgs were led who each had two hits apiece. The Dawgs trailed most of the way. With ton Bailey hit his second homerun of the season to cut the lead in half. The score stayed that way until the Dawgs scored two runs in the top of the 7th to 7th inning to preserve the win. We are winning the close games and that is something we didnt do the past two years, the coach said. We are ways to lose. hosted the Chipley Tigers and came out that was called in the 6th inning by the mercy rule. Junior David Black got the win on the mound for the Dawgs, pitching his 3rd complete game of the year, striking out 8, walking only one and surrendering only one hit on the was the best game he has thrown all On the best run total of the season, the Dawgs took advantage on 6 walked batters and 5 hit batters en route to its base hit and senior Blake Baggett had tonight on offense, the coach said. We moved runners over bunted when we needed to and got some two out hits that scored runs for us. This week will be another big week 12 they travel to Chipola College out of Alabama. Coosa Valley is the two-time defending state champions a very talented Bobcat team. They end the week against District rival Blountstown Tigers in a very important district 4 contest.Bulldogs continue their winning ways Youre Safe!The LCHS Jr Varsity softball team played Marianna March 5, with Marianna taking the Lady second. ABOVE: Libertys Odra Chapman anticipating the ball as the Marianna runner slides into home. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO The Wildcats won 4 of 10 weight classes at their recent meet. Ronnie Tucker, Trevor Wriston, Caleb Chew and Anthony Gratz all won their weight class. Ronnie Tucker had a 450 and Jordan Lawton had a 425. Both are in the 119 pound weight class. RIGHT: Trevor Wriston lifts weights. For up-to-date results on the Wildcat weighlifting team, check us out at ironhammer.org.Althas weightlifting team wins 4 of 10 weight classes

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012miles, automatic, cold air, stereo with CD player, electric and tinted windows, electric locks, cloth seats, split back seat fold down for extra storage, tilt steering, cruise, dual air bags, running boards, roof rack, towing package, in great condition, $7,500. Call 447-4396. 3-7, 3-14 CARS1999 Ford Contour, silver with gray interior, 105,896 miles, 2 liter, 4 cyl. motor, automatic, pw windows and locks, cold AC, AM/FM cassette, good tires, no mechanical problems, great fuel mileage, $3,800. Call 643-6495. 3-14, 3-211997 Mercury, needs work, $800. Call (850) 573-5962. 3-7, 3-14 AUTO ACCESSORIESSide panel and fender for a 1965 Chevy pickup, step-side, short wheel base, $100 each. Left front fender and inside panel for F150 Ford pickup, $100. Left fender for a 1966 Ford Mustang, $100. Call 643-3509. 3-14, 3-21 PETS/SUPPLIESBlue/Black Pit mix puppies seven to choose from, about 7 weeks old, $50 each. Call (850) 5735235. 3-14, 3-21Three puppies Red Nose Pit mixed, 10 weeks old. Free to a good home. Call 566-0215. 3-14, 3-21Free dogs, several different kind, free to good homes. Call 6435230. 3-14, 3-21Yellow Lab mix, female, free to a good home. Very friendly, good with kids. Call 643-4270. 3-14, 3-21Small dog, female, brown, good natured. Free to a good home. Call 762-8566. 3-14, 3-21Peacocks for sale. Call 643-1756 after 12 noon. 3-14, 3-21Full blooded Beagle puppies, 6 1/2 weeks old, six males, $100 each. Call (850) 573-5321 or (619) 737-7982. 3-14, 3-21Lab mix puppy 2-3 months old, free to a good home. Call 6743033 or 272-8677. 3-14, 3-21Nine Blue Healer/Bulldog mixed puppies, 8-12 weeks old, healthy. Call 643-6814 after 5:30 p.m. (ET). 3-14, 3-21Australian/Shepherd mix puppies, free to a good home. Call 643-2087. 3-14, 3-21Beautiful Pit Bulldog female, six months old, white and fawn, great disposition, very sweet and smart, up-to-date shots and worming, no papers, $100. Call Steve at 4472437. 3-14, 3-212422 in Bristol. 3-14, 3-2119 color TV in excellent condition, $25. Call 674-4475. 3-14, 3-21Sony V10 Mini Laptop with docking station, Intel Pentium, 1.20 ghz, 640 MD Ram, 40 GB hard drive, Win XP Professional, point, DVD/CD-RW drive, wireless in Bristol.3-14, 3-21 APPLIANCESRefrigerator $75 OBO. Small deep freezer, $75 OBO. Call (850) 643-3355. 3-14, 3-21Used dryer, $50. Call (850) 5106387. 3-14, 3-21Kenmore electric dryer, $75. Call 674-3264. 3-14, 3-21Dishwasher, $150. Call 6743264. 3-7, 3-14Gas 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 FURNITURELove seat, new condition, $250 OBO. Call (850) 510-6387. 3-14, 3-21Wooden table, oblong, no chairs, $20. Call 762-3455. 3-14, 3-21Lamp, $20. Side table, $8. Large desk, very nice, $65. Sleeper sofa, best offer. Two nightstands, $18 for both. Call 674-3264. 3-7, 3-14Matching sofa and love seat, high quality furniture, clean and in good condition, $400 for both. Call 6435372. 3-7, 3-14Living room suit, couch and chair. King mattress and box spring sets. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN TRUCKS1993 Chevy S-10, 4WD, 4.3 liter engine, $2,500. Call 643-8437. 3-14, 3-211990 Chevy pickup, 305 engine, automatic, cold AC, $2,500. Call (850) 482-3775. 3-14, 3-211978 Ford pickup, $2,500. Call 643-3509. 3-14, 3-212006 Nissan Titan crew cab, 5.6 liter, 69,000 miles. Chrome wheels and new tires. Asking $17,000. Call Jose at 373-8468. 3-7, 3-14 2003 Nissan Xterra, V6, 96,600 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. ITEMS FOR SALEClosing-in outdoor pool Hayel S220T, 4 years old, $90. Super Pump, Self prime motor, 4 years old, $100. Aluminum extension pole, $20. New leaf catcher, extra bag, $25. 15 lbs. of 4 Chlorine tabs, $25. Pool cover roller and frame, best offer. Call 348-3554 for more information. 3-14, 3-21Ecowater water softener, model ERR-3000 digital demand, have all paperwork with instructions, $250. Call (850) 674-8385 or (850) 2944389. 3-14, 3-21Four piece place setting (plates, cups, saucers) $8. Box clothes, $1-$1.50 each and jeans, $20 each. Call 674-3264. 3-14, 3-21Stamina Ultra Glide incline exerciser, $35. Old two burner kerosene heater with removable external fuel tank, good condition, cost $200 at Lowes, asking $50. Antique (late s) GE portable record player, four speeds, removable speakers, still works, $25. Call (850) 674-8385 or (850) 2944389. 3-14, 3-21Cement blocks for 85 each. Call 674-3264. 3-14, 3-21Fireplace for mobile home, must be removed. Paid $800, asking $400. Call 674-3264. 3-14, 3-21Exercise equipment: Nordic Track skier, $250 OBO, Torso Track, $50 OBO and Weider home gym, $500 OBO. All in great shape. Call 6745611. 3-7, 3-14Wedding Sale: Wedding dress, long, straight, fully beaded, $450. Mother of the bride dress, cold shoulder, shimmery gold and pink, $60. Ten topiary balls decorated in hot pink, gold and orange with Gerber daisies, $25 each. Orange swags for archway, pink, gold, and orange with Gerber daisies, $40 each. Two large door wreaths with ribbon, pink, gold and orange, $20 for both. Call 643-2412 or 4471194. 3-7, 3-14BBQ smoker grill $140. Call 6743264. 3-7, 3-14Good selection of items: Mens, ladies and childrens clothes. Many items for the home. New items arriving daily. Everyone is invited to shop at the Calhoun-Liberty Ministry Center store. Located on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown, 674-1818. UFN ELECTRONICSToshiba Satellite M35 Laptop, 15 screen, 40 GB hard drive, 1.50 GB memory, Windows 7 home Word, Excel, Powerpoint, DVD/ CD-RW, Nero 7 burning power on and DSL ready, $325. Call 443For 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 UFN BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL Phone 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN REAL EST A TEWANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 1 BD, 1 BA NO PETS or SMOKING$300 Rent w/$300 depositClean & Newly remodeled(850) 643-6373FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN3-7, 3-14 Owner (813) 253-3258LIBERTY COUNTY Owner Financing No Qualifying Acreage --All$600 Down Chihuahua PU PP IES TINY TEACU P & TOY PU P S Cute and cuddly. 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MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. STARSCOPEF AMOUS BIRTHDA YSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, communication is a big deal for you this week. Every time you open your mouth, you have a grand audience just waiting on what you have to say. T AURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, attempt a more lightheart If you dont let it bother you, there may be an easy solution that comes to mind much faster. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, dont worry if the spark seems to have sizzled out of your relationship. While there may be a bump in the road, this is by no means the end of the whole thing. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, have some fun at work. Just because it is a means to making money doesnt mean it has to be serious and boring every day. Be creative in your methods. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 You are at the top of your game this week, Leo. Expect to sail through projects at the speed of light. Also anticipate others turning to you for advice because of the vibe you give. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Dont expect others to be mind readers, Virgo. If you have something to say, simply say it. It is better than going through the guessing game of your feelings. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, the simple act of expressing yourself will ease any personal issues you are keeping inside. Talking about things can help you feel more secure, as well. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, focus on keeping yourself in great shape. Feeling under the weather can be taxing on the body and the spirit. Eat healthy and get more exercise. SAGITT ARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, taking time to notice your feelings can go a long way toward mitigating stress and bring ing peace of mind. It also creates other opportunities to relax. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 as the warm weather is once again right around the corner. Youll want to look and feel your best when it comes time to enjoy the great outdoors. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, dont fret too much over a situation thats been troubling you. Realizing the situation is a of others to determine a solution. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 You may notice changes to your home life, Pisces, and it may be causing anxiety. The celestial plane is creating the turmoil.Week of March 11 ~ March 17MARCH 11 Thora Birch, Actress (30) MARCH 12 Frank Catalano, Saxophonist (34) MARCH 13 William H. Macy, Actor (62) MARCH 14 Zac Hanson, Singer (29) MARCH 15 Eva Longoria, Actress (37) MARCH 16 Flavor Flav, Rapper (53) MARCH 17 Gary Sinise, Actor (57)Adult cats and kittens, free to a good home. Come take your pick. Call 573-5962. 3-7, 3-14Buy, sell and trade in the CAMPERS1996 Sunnybrook 5th wheel camper, light aluminum super structure, 31 ft., rear kitchen, living area in slide out, new On Demand water heater, sleeps 5-6, in good condition, $5,750. Call (850) 7623996. 3-14, 3-21 LOST & FOUNDLOST: Digital camera Lost at 4-Mile Creek in Clarksville, would like to get it back, the pictures are sentimental. Call 643-80353-14, 3-21 WANTEDMurray 38 cut lawn mower. In good condition. Call 762-9762.3-14, 3-21Guitarist for a Southern Rock Country Band. Call (850) 4457844 ask for Bob. 3-14, 3-21 Refrigerator in good condition. Call 674-3264. 3-7, 3-14Punching bag. Will buy or trade for a heavy style bag. Call 6433662. 3-7, 3-14Chickens. Rhode Island Reds. Call 674-8918. 3-7, 3-14Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on SR 20 east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN MOTORCYCLES1988 Harley Sportster in great condition, $3,150. Call (850) 6748385 or (850) 294-4389. 3-14, 3-21 HUNTING & FISHING12 gauge pump shotgun J.C. Higgins model 20 (made after the Winchester model 15), for Sears Roebuck, 2 3/4 chamber, Imp/Cyl barrel 28, in very good condition, $295. Call 443-2422 in Bristol.3-14, 3-211984 Collins Craft,glass boat, 25 hp Suzuki oil injected motor, electric start motor guide trolling motor, new Humduty trailer, $2,200. Call (850) 482-3775.3-14, 3-21Smith & Wesson Gun model 3914 compact 9mm, blue with black grips, in excellent condition, $425. Call 443-2422 in Bristol.3-14, 3-211996 Alumacraft boat, 14 ft., 25 hp Evinrude motor, Magic tilt galvanized trailer, $1,850. Call 6437423. 3-7, 3-14 YARD SALEBRISTOL Yard sale fundraiser Saturday, March 24 from 8-11 a.m. located at Cadence Bank on Hwy. 20. Something for everyone. All proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more information call 643-2221. 3-14, 3-21BLOUNTSTOWN Yard sale, Saturday, March 17 beginning at 7 a.m. located at 18757 NE Live Oak Lane. Womens clothes sizes small to medium and lots of miscellaneous items. For more information call 643-7896. OBITUARIESDOUGLAS K. THOMAS, SR.BLOUNTSTOWN Douglas K. Thomas, Sr., 68, of Blountstown passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Panama City. He was born in Marianna Sept. 11, 1943 to the late Charlie and Dora Thomas. He worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator for many years and worked at the Texaco Station on Hwy. 69 for the past two years. Survivors include his son, Douglas Thomas, Jr. of Spring Hill, KS; three grandchildren, Devane, Derek, and Taylor; and nephews, Bruce and Brice Hall of Blountstown. Graveside services were held Saturday, March 10 at Hosford Cemetery in Hosford. Interment followed. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.REVEREND VIRGINIA JENNY JOHNSON LEMIEUX SHEP ARDGREENSBORO Reverend Virginia Jenny Johnson Lemieux Shepard, 89, beloved pastor, mother, grandmother and sister passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at her home. She was born in the Sycamore Community Sept. 29, 1922 to the late Phillip and Katie Fletcher Johnson. She married James E. Lemieux in 1940. She was licensed in 1946 and ordained in 1949 as a minister in the Fellowship of the Assemblies of God. She pastored at several churches and was currently pastoring at the First Assembly of God in Quincy, where she served for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James E. Lemieux and Roscoe Shepard; her parents, Phillip Dock and Katie Fletcher Johnson; two brothers, Marvin and Thomas Vernon Johnson; and three sisters, Catherine Dyer, Betty Lee Johnson and Ruth Elise Green. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Lemieux and his wife, Lavonia and Jimmy Lemieux and his wife, Alice; seven grandchildren, Rick E. Lemieux and his wife, Donna, James K. Lemieux and his wife, Barbara, Karen Ward and her husband, Jim, Don Lemieux, Dan Lemieux and his wife, Candy, Jerry Lemieux and his wife, Heather and Daryl Lemieux and his wife, Tonya; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, W.B. Johnson and William Roy Johnson and his wife, Shirley; a sister, Linda Faye Burnett; two stepsons, Frank and David Shepard; and a stepdaughter, Catherine Shepard Crawford and her husband, Jeff. Services will be held Friday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at the Bethel Assembly of God Church in the Pine Grove/Sycamore Community at 1882 Pine Grove Church Road in Quincy. Interment will follow at the Bethel cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. CHAD CAPPSSalesman of the MonthChad would like to Thank everyone for their support. Come see him at Hopkins for a great deal on your next vehicle.

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 HELP WANTEDNeed someone to help with deep cleaning, arranging things around the house and more.Call for more information 379-8418 $ A VON$www.youravon.com/tdaviesCALL TODAY : (850) 570-1499 EARN40%STARTERKITONLY $I0 4 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, from 4/1/2012 to 11/30/2012 at P. Ianiros Lawn & Garden, Inc., Chardon, OH. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employerpaid post-hire random, upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing required $11.10/ hr or current applicable 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. Job Order #OH538552. 10 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, from 3/27/2012 to 1/1/2013 at W. H. Boyer, Inc., Glenwood, MD. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/ carry 60 lb. Upon suspicion, random and post accident, employer paid, drug testing required. $10.34/hr or current applicable 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 reason ably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transporta tion 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 #226123. 4 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting sod and blue berrries, from 3/26/2012 to 11/30/2012 at Columbus Turf Nursery, Ltd., Ashville, OH. Three months previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Employer-paid posthire random, upon suspicion drug testing required $11.10/hr or current applicable 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. Transpor tation 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. Job Order #OH538862. 4 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting trees and nursery stock, from 3/30/2012 to 10/31/2012 at Northern Nursery, Inc., Mcwork required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire random, upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing is also required. $10.78/hr or current applicable 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. Job Order #MI3374787. R&R WarehousesNOTICE OF SALEOn March 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. CST, R&R Warehouses will dispose of the contents of ten (10) storage units from Blountstown and four (4) storage units from Bristol at 19300 SR 20W. (850) 6744700. The units are believed to contain household and/or personal property of the following tenants: Marlene Attaway William Baggett Ericka Bess Samantha Cavazos Marie Coglund Reggie Cromartie Sally Cromartie Deidre Daughtrey Jody Dawson Coretha Jones Paul Mattice Shelena Owens Letonya Reed Mary Ann Young There will be a disposal of all units not paid in full by this date. THERE WILL BE NO AUCTION! 3-14, 3-21 LEGAL NOTICES J O B SSTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONNOTICE OF APPLICATIONThe Department announces receipt of an application for permit from Telogia Power, LLC, File No. 39-0310646001-EI, the construction of new industrial effluent pumping station, force main. This proposed project will be located at 20082 Telogia Power Road, Section 003, Township 2S, Range 6W, Liberty County and Section 002, Township 2S, Rante 6W, Liberty County. This application is being processed and is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Northwest District Office, 2353 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405. 3-14-12ITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISE in the Calhoun-Liberty Journal and... CLJN ews.COM Flint Walker, a Liberty County 4-H member, took Flint Walker takes 5th at State 4-H Archery event Hunting NewsMontana Harris, 10, a 4th grader at W.R. Tolar week. She is the daughter of Cathy and Dewayne Owens and Robbie Harris of Bristol.

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MARCH 14, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 To place your ad call us at 643-3333 SERVICE DIRECTORY Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning (850) 674-4777FL LIC. # CMC1249570 Accepting: : (850) 643-6925 : (850) 643-2064 : grich0656@aol.com10536-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 Odom Hill, LLC Timber Company Buyers of small and large tracks of timber Call Wayne Masters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment Committed To Quality Since 1973 (850) 762-3222 faxmasters7@fairpoint.net Minutes from the Feb. 9 Liberty Commission meeting meeting of the Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary. The meeting was called to order by Chair man Dexter Barber. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Dick Stanley. Pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Kevin Williams. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held January 5 and special meeting January 16, 2012 was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Tony Arrant discussed the Ben Watkins plat. The plat presented is an unsigned plat. This will be discussed again at the next regular meeting. Motion to have Tony Arrant prepare and run ads for two Public Hearings on the evaluation amendment was made by Butcher, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to approve Ordinance # 2012-01 concerning updating wind speed zones was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to do away with Ordinance concerning regulation of second hand dealers in precious metal and copper was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to approve Notice of Award to C.W. Roberts in the amount of $630,077.40 on Phase I of County Road 2224 was made by Johnson, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Lisa Taylor gave an update on the Health Department. Winter McLemore and Heather Mallory talked to the Board about Community Outreach. Monica Welles with Liberty Transit presented a letter for re-designation process the letter was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Jim Shuler recommended that the Board hire Michael Ross and Melvin Clinton Leroy Motion to table for now was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Motion to appoint Chairman Dexter Barber to serve on the Capital Area Community Action Agency Board was made by Williams, seconded by Johnson and carried. Butcher made a motion to keep the Ray Ellis Road as a county road, seconded by Johnson and carried. The Board requested that the Road Department repair the culverts and remove the gate and post. Motion to approve the 911 Maintenance Grants was made by Williams, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve $100 indigent burial for Lorraine Coxwell was made by Butcher, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Motion to approve Exterior Specialties, Inc. change order #1 with an increase in contract price of $1,500 for 5 additional storm windows and change order #2 with an increase of $980 to replace affected decking on the roof line and install 2 supports on each side of gable was made by Johnson, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to approve a $25,000 amend ment on the Florida River Island project was made by Johnson, seconded by Williams and carried. The Clerk will set up a meeting as soon as possible for the purpose of considering the Solar Energy contract. Motion to pay the bills was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Williams, seconded by Butcher and carried. Payroll 327981 Operating Fund 4235 Weatherization 4634 ________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, Chairman Feb. 15 special meeting of the Liberty County Commission as recorded by the board secretary. The meeting was called to order by Chair man Dexter Barber. Present at the meeting were Commissioners Kevin Williams, Davis Stoutamire, Jim Johnson, Albert Butcher, Attorney Shalene Grover, Clerk Robert Hill and Deputy Clerk Charla Kearce. Prayer was led by Commissioner Davis Stoutamire. Pledge of allegiance led by Commission er Jim Johnson. County Attorney Shalene Grover went over the Economic Development Agreement for solar power between Liberty County and Hensel Phelps Construction Company and National Solar Power Partners, LLC. Motion to approve the agreement with the following changes: The County will pay $1,000 per megawatt, up to a total of $30,000 per solar farm, as a onetime payment. Each such cash grant shall not be paid until Owner has completed construction on the Solar Farm and placed same in commercial operation, and has paid in full the annual ad valorem tax burden imposed by the County with respect to such Solar Farm for the year in which such commercial operation commences. Only one such cash grant shall be payable with respect to any constructed Solar Farm. The Owner must submit an application for any ad valorem tax exemption by August 24, 2020. Although the term is listed as twenty (20) years, any ad valorem tax exemption will only be effective for ten years following the date the Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Ordinance enacted was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Butcher and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Williams, seconded by Johnson and carried.________________________________ Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, ChairmanFeb. 15 special meeting minutes from the Liberty Co. Commission

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MARCH 14, 2012 CONTEST RULES1. Contest is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 12. 2. Color any or all of the pictures on this page using crayons, colored pencils, poster paints or felt tip markers. Be as creative as you can and have fun! 3. All entries must be mailed to THE JOURNAL at 11493 NW Summers Road, Bristol, FL Kids have two weeks to pick out and color their favorite pictures. Entries MUST be received no later than noon Wednesday, March 28. Winners will be notito come by THE JOURNAL dura.m. until 6 p.m. to claim their prize package and have their photo taken. BE SURE TO SEND YOUR ENTRY IN! Kids! Clip out, color and send in your favorite panel below for the annual CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL RAMSEY PIGGLY WIGGLY LIBERTY TIRE COMPANY Blountstown Drugs Twin Oaks Juvenile Development, Inc. TheUnique Shop Inc.