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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: 04-11-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL CLJNews.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 1550includes tax Business news...10 Almanac...11 Weddings...12 Birthdays.....13 Obituaries...23 Classieds...26 & 27 Jobs...30 Sheriff's Log...2 Bristol man charged with sexual assault...2 Broadband meeting held Tuesday...3 Commentary...6 & 7 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorKlenton McLemore, whose brother, Tranum McLemore died at his Bristol home last week in what authorities say was a he took his own life. Monday night, he said that something just doesnt add up. He points to the fact that Tranums three young daughters were home at the time. It doesnt make sense that my brother, as much as he adored hurt himself with those children at home. On the website where his TV Klenton wrote in the comments section to question how Tranum, who was right-handed, could shooting himself in the left arm. Liberty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers said the shot went in the right side of his head and exited the left. Tranums uncle, Ward McDaniel of Wewahitchka, told The Journal he also has questions about what happened. McDaniel, who worked as an EMT for 15 years, said he was with family members when funeral Saturday. He said he couldnt determine which was the entrance wound and which was the exit wound. But he wonders how his at all with one wounded arm. that a shot from a 9mm would shot would put you down, he told The Journal Tuesday. It would normally be a knock down shot that would send your body into shock, he said. Multiple wounds are not normal in suicides, he said, adding, It needs more He added that one thing was girls, speaking of Tranums three daughters. He was also heartened to Blountstown Middle School, where Tranum was a coach, came to his funeral to pay their respects.McLemores brother, uncle both question account of shootingby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorBRISTOL Winter McLemore remembers her husband, Tranum, as a good man who games with them, she said. He had a temper, she said, but they were able to joke about it. Its your world. We would laugh. about the win. This is no secret and he would he took this attitude with me and our marriage any domestic dispute between us. Until last week. know what snapped with Tranum that night. she said. What I do know is that was NOT my husband. A QUIET T ALK, A SUDDEN A TT ACK their 12-year-relationship. While she had always been fearful of him, Winter said, I this far. There were no warning signs made Winter admitted their marriage was in trouble. They had what she described as a particularly rough morning on Wednesday, teacher at Blountstown Middle School, left work and came home, aware that his wife day. He texted me numerous times throughout the day to request that we put the girls to bed early to talk, she said. I agreed and that is exactly what we did. She said they got ready for bed as usual, lamp on. They talked peaceably about an the girls sake. Winter stressed there was no argument, no was to come. The next thing I knew, Tranum was on top of my head, choking me with one hand and hitting with the other. She said he told her repeatedly, Ill kill you.See McLEMORE DEATHcontinued inside on page 3Wife describes night that ended with shooting death of husband Tranum McLemore of Bristol was found dead with three bullet wounds. Despite the unusual circumstances, the sheriff and coroner believe it was suicide.RIGHT: Gage Marshall reaches for another egg to add to his basket during Saturdays Kinard Community Easter Egg Hunt. See more from that days event on page 9. BELOW: Mary Emma Hosford dips an egg in blue dye to prepare for the egg hunt Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford. More photos from that event can be seen on page 25.Celebrating Easter Photo above by Daniel Williams; photo at left by Joe Summers Daisy Holliday does a sketch while visitors enjoy Fridays Moonlight Market in Blountstown PAGE 17 Kinards annual Easter Bonnet parade always includes plenty of colorful head wear PAGE 9

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CALHOUN COUNTYApril 2 Elisa Couch, VOP, CCSO. April 3 John Sangster, aggravated battery April 4 Gwendolyn Orshall, grand theft (Jackson County warrant), CCSO. April 6 Matthew Alexander Hall, failure to appear, CCSO. Charles Nathan Andrews, failure to appear, CCSO. Gregory Moore, improper exhibition Mary Jane Moore, disorderly intoxication, CCSO. Octavio Torres, battery (domestic), BPD. April 7 Amanda Tharp, possession of alcohol under 21, CCSO. Patrick Pippin, alcohol beverage sell, give to person under 21, CCSO. Laramie Whitten, possession of alcohol under 21, CCSO. Jason McCrary, domestic battery, CCSO. April 8 Erick Peterson, sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 ft. of place of worship, BPD. Ericka Bess, battery, CCSO. April 9 Albert Johnson, III, allowing unauthorized driver to operate motor vehicle, CCSO. James Stewart, battery (domestic), CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYApril 2 Sidney Beckwith, Jr., battery, sexual battery, LCSO. Robert Taylor, VOSP, LCSO. Hector Morales, battery (domestic violence), LCSO. Jack Tyler Huff, burglary of a dwelling, petty theft, criminal mischief, LCSO. April 4 Gwendolyn Orshall, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 6 Mary Jane Moore, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 7 Amanda Tharp, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 9 Ericka Bess, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Deborah Ann Chambers, grand theft over $300 and less than $5,000, criminal mischief over $1,000, LCSO.S H ERIFFS L OGBlountstown Police Dept.April 2 through April 8, 2012Citations issued:Accidents.................................01 ..............................00 Special details Business alarms.........................01 Residential alarms.....................00 Complaints agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. A Bristol man was charged with sexual battery and battery after his girlfriend of one month told authorities he raped and beat her when she refused to have sex with him. The woman alleged that 21-yearold Sidney Beckwith Jr. forced himself on her three times when they were together the afternoon of March 8 until early the next morning. She wrote out a detailed 15-page report for investigators in which she also accused Beckwith of hitting her. She said they were in her car on a dirt road in Liberty County that was a short drive from the home of Beckwiths father when she was raped. While they were together, her cell phone signaled that she had a message. She said Beckwith picked up her phone and began texting on it as she got out of the car to put her clothes on. She said she thought about running from him but was unfamiliar with the area and did not know where she was. Beckwith then started questioning her about the dude that had sent her a message. She said Beckwith hit her in the face when she told him she didnt know who the man was. She said that later, when she handed a book bag belonging to Beckwith to him, he hit her again, this time so hard that she almost fell down. He later began apologizing to her, she said. Her bruises as well as a number of text messages from Beckwith to the man who had been contacting her were photographed. When interviewed by an investigator, Beckwith admitted he hit the woman because he felt she had lied to him about another man. Beckwith also acknowledged that his girlfriend had told him to stop when he started having sex with her the second time. He said he had consumed at least eight beers that day and told the investigator that he made poor choices when he drank. He was released from the Liberty County Jail after posting $17,500 bond.Woman alleges Bristol man raped her, struck herWoman charged with from home she turned over to cover debtsA Hosford woman was ar rested after the an air conditioning unit went missing from the mobile home where she was living located at 17565 NW Mer ritt Trail. Deborah Ann Chambers, 39, is charged with grand theft over $300 and criminal mischief over $1,000. The current owner of the mobile home said he loaned money to Chambers, who made only two payments before she agreed to sign a quitclaim deed and turn the trailer and property over to him. conditioner were gone. were attached to the home before Chambers left. Chambers was released on $10,000 bond. SIDNEY BECKWITH, JR Inmate charged with aggravated A 57-year-old inmate was charged with an altercation at the Calhoun County Jail around 10 p.m. on April 2. According to the arrest report, John Sangster attacked Correctional Ofcias, 30, as he was passing out eve ning medication. when he looked up, Sangster struck he backed out of the pod, Sangster came after him and tried to hit him again. Macias said he grabbed the inmate with both arms around his mid-section to bring him under control. Sangster then grabbed the and separated the two men. Sangster was then handcuffed. When asked about the attack, Sangster tapping on his window at night. In a written statement, Sangster said he grabbed of the proper authorities. T een arrested for break-in and theft of iPod & pillsA tip that someone was trying to buy an iPod on Facebook led to the arrest of a Bristol teenager on burglary, petty theft and criminal mischief charges last week. Arrested was 18-yearold Tyler Jack Huff. A resident on Third Street came home April 2 to discover her bedroom window had been pushed in and several items were missing, including an iPod that had been beside her bed, along with two bottles of prescription medication. Deputies learned that a woman living two blocks from the site of the break-in was trying to buy an iPod on Facebook. When questioned, the woman said her daughter was contacted by Huff, who wanted to sell an iPod. Deputies located Huff hiding in the back yard of a home on Second Street. He admitted to taking the iPod and pills. He also said he was accompanied by another person during the theft, but would not name his accomplice. The iPod and the medication were recovered.JACK TYLER HUFF Buy, sell & trade with an ad in THE CALHOUN LIBERTY JOURNAL.

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 She said she lost consciousness twice and awakened in the bathroom. him repeat that he would kill me, she said. I knew this was the way I was going to die on this night. She said the second time she regained consciousness, Tranum was sitting next to her. She caught her breath and pleaded, Please dont kill me, we have girls. That startled him. He hurried backward, saying Im sorry over and over. This I know is when my Tranum came back. He got to his feet, ran out of the bathroom and blocked the door, trapping her inside. She continued to plead with him. He opened the door, looked at her and said, You better run fast because you dont want to see what I am about to do. door. I knew the girls were asleep in their beds and that he wouldnt hurt them, she said. I just knew I had to get help in that house for them and Tranum. The sound awakened their 10-year-old daughter. It was quiet when the little girl opened the door to her parents darkened bedroom to what her mother described as a dim mess and the smell of gun smoke. She ran to her room at the other end of the house and gathered her sisters, one just two years old, the other, over and over that momma was okay. DEPUTIES ARRIVE When deputies arrived at the familys home at 14222 NW Hoecake Road in Bristol, they were met at the door by the couples oldest daughter, who was crying. A neighbor told investigators he heard two gunshots, saw a vehicle leave the McLemore home and then heard some more shots. That says Tranum was alive when Winter left, her sister, Laurie Brandon, pointed out. Winter made the three mile drive to the sheriffs to deputies that she showed signs of being in an altercation. There were red marks on her neck. She had swelling and bruising around her eyes. Deputies found Tranum lying facedown on automatic pistol was under his left leg. Seven shell casings were recovered. A Leon County Coroner made the preliminary there were three gunshots in the body. The FDLE crime lab was on scene by 11 p.m. that himself, according to a news release from the sheriffs eight weeks to complete. According to Liberty County Sheriff Donnie shot, perhaps intended to make Winter stay with him and call for medical help. The second shot to his head was the fatal one. Conyers said the bullet went in to the right side and exited on the left side of his head. autopsy. went into the walls and one went through a window, he said. THE AFTERMATH Their oldest daughter knows some details of that night, her mother said. The two younger girls only know that their daddy didnt feel good and went to live in Heaven with their granddaddy and his pawpaw, she said. Winter is now trying to put the pieces of their lives together, with the help of her mother, Tina Rae Goodman and her sister, Laurie Brandon and the support of friends. They are aware there is much speculation about Tranums death. Those that love me have never questioned the events of that night, as there is only one story, and that is the truth, Winter said. Moreover, Tranum and I both know what happened and that is really all that truly matters. MCLEMORE DEATHCONTINUED FROM THE FRONT P AGE You better run fast because you dont want to see what I am about to do. Tranum McLemores last words, according to his wife, Winter.I knew he wouldnt hurt the girls because they were asleep in their beds. Winter McLemore BROADBAND MEETINGArea technology workers and interested citizens gathered Tuesday at the Heritage Room at the library in Blountstown to learn more about the Florida Rural Broadband Project that is bringing high speed internet access to small communities in the panhandle. RIGHT: Dustin Jurman, CEO of Rapid Systems, a Tampa-based broadband operations company, explains the details of the much-anticipated project during the seminar. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOSBroadband services have a huge impact on local economies by accelerating business expansion, job creation and educational opportunities. Rural parts of Florida have fallen far behind urban areas in terms of broadband availability but that is now beginning to change. Driving the change is a $24 million dollar federal grant that is being used to build and add broadband infrastructure throughout the rural regions in Florida. Floridas rural counties in the panhandle, north central Florida and the Heartland region in South Florida. Providing broadband services, however, is only part of the equation. Teaching new users how to take full advantage of the internet is the next step. The Florida Learning Alliance and Workforce Florida, Inc. have taken the lead in an initiative to address broadband education issues. They have recently launched a multi-media campaign to teach new and novice users how to use the internet. The campaign centers on the develop ment of an aggregate website that assembles topics such as healthcare, education, job services and internet safety as well as other important topics cess of learning by allowing the user to participate in a self-directed guided tour of the internet. According to Mary Bedford, the Executive Director of the Florida Learning Alliance, Many rural Floridians, including children, have not had an oppor tunity to take advantage of all the internet has to offer, especially in terms of education. High speed internet can change that and this website will help make new users more comfort able as they learn. Educators point to several advantages of high speed internet availability besides the obvious research capabilities. Rural students can have easier access to dual enrollment, digital books and collaborative home studies, for example. Internet safety is an important component of the website as new users may be unaware of the dangers of providing personal information. More importantly, the website guides parents on how to block inappropriate websites from being accessed. A free training session is scheduled for Calhoun County on April 24 from 3-4 p.m. (CT) at Blountstown High School. Please contact Lynn Gothard or Larche Hardy toll free at (877) 873-7232 to register for the class. Seating is limited and registra served basis. The website was developed with input from regional advisory boards throughout Florida. It is available for use now at www. Broadband expansion creates need for internet trainingFree class offered at BHS from 3-4 p.m. April 24

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Thats 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! 5,328 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 Deven Lewis......Production Asssistant Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Wednesday, April 11 Monday, April 16 Tuesday, April 17 Sunday, April 15 Saturday, April 14 Thursday April 12 Friday, April 13 TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Vol. Fire Dept. AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center noon, Senior Citizens Center 5 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 1:30 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 6 p.m., Altha Community CenterTODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 11 a.m., Apalachee Rest. 5 p.m. Calhoun Attend the Church of your choice this SundayTrain DayVeterans Memorial Park 11 a.m.3 p.m. shop Quartet BIRTHDAYS ~ Trish Corrente & Ruth Wilder BIRTHDAY ~ Hali SmithMARIANNA St. Lukes Episcopal Church at 4362 Lafayette St., Marianna, invites you to come see their Fine Arts Series present a musical duet by Dr. Christine Yoshikawa on the Piano and Dr. Daniel Powell playing the Saxophone. The event is Sunday, May 6, at 4 p.m. and a Meet the Artists reception follows the concert. Donations accepted for the series. For more information call the church at (850) 482-2431.Fine Arts Series to present duet May 6BLOUNTSTOWN The descendants of John, Frank and Jimmy Vickery will hold their 59th annual family reunion on Saturday, April 21 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown beginning at 10:30 a.m. Please bring a covered dish lunch and soft drinks. Plates, forks, napkins, cups, and ice will be furnished. If you have any family history, or pictures that you would like to share please bring them. If you have any questions or need information call (850) 674-4317. set for April 21BRISTOL There will be a burn out shower for Jim and Celeste Shuler on Sunday, April 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bristol in the fellowship hall. The family is registered at Wal-Mart and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Come and show your support for this family in their time of need. For more information, call Anita at (850) 447-0800.Burn out shower to be held this SundayFree mens health seminar in AlthaALTHA The Calhoun/Liberty Health Department will be holding a mens health seminar on Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Altha Church of God. Roger Dutremble will be the guest speaker. This free seminar will focus on a variety of health-related topics. There will be dinner and give-aways. For more information, please call (850) 643-2415 ext. 245 and ask for Susan WEWAHITCHKA Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative will hold its 64 annual mem bers meeting on Saturday, April 14 at its Highway 22 in Wewahitchka. The purpose of the meeting is to communicate information about the Cooperative, including the as well as serve as a social event for the entire membership. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. (CT) with each registered member receiving a $10 credit on his or her electric bill. Members will be given the opportunity to win prizes throughout the day, including the grand prizes, which are ten $100 credits to an electric bill. There will also be plenty of refreshments provided by GCEC and booths offering valuable information for the duration of the meeting. Beginning at 9:15 a.m., entertainment will be provided by The Back Forty band. There will also be a bounce house for the children. The business portion of the annual meeting will begin at 11 a.m. I invite all of our members to come and take part in our annual meeting, not only to be present for the business portion of the meeting, but also to enjoy food, prizes and entertainment, Gulf Coast Electric CEO/ General Manager Michael White said. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. GCEC serves approximately 20,500 meters in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City, Lynn Haven, Fountain and Southport.Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative to hold annual members meeting on SaturdayBLOUNTSTOWN The Blountstown Public Library is getting ready for the next Arts Series Event From Spiritual Awakenings to Musical Journeys on Saturday, April 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Heritage Room will be the stage for author Peggy White Russ as she uses stories to describe her newly published book Wake Up. She will present the message of her personal spiritual unrest and the moment of her awakening. Peggys program will Next, outside in the courtyard will be Joan and Amy Alderman performing their original music, song and storytelling. The theme is journeys how we and our ancestors came to America and how the stories are a central element of our per under the stars. Light refreshments will be served at intermission and as always this event is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy.

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS Saturday, April 21at the SKEET DA VIS ARENA Sam Atkins Park in BlountstownGates open at 5:30 p.m. & Performances start at 7 p.m. THE 4TH ANNUALR ODEO R ODEOConcessions Available Prizes will be given away Dont missCalhoun CountysHOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTECOLLECTION DAYFREEFREE Saturday, May 5Were taking old computers and components at Calhoun County Recycling Center. PLEASE, NO GAS CYLINDERS OR EXPLOSIVES. NO COMMERCIAL WASTES, HOUSEHOLD WASTE ONLY -ed at a HAZ-MATS are Hazardous Household Materials and oth-er Toxic Wastes -CALL 674-8075 FOR DETAILS The Calhoun County Calhoun Co. HERE HWY. 20 Blountstown BLOUNTSTOWN Poplar Head Baptist Church of Clarksville is sponsoring the All About The Box 5K Fun Run planned for Saturday, May 5 starting at 8 a.m at the Blountstown Depot. All proceeds from this event will go spemas Child project. Operation Christmas Child sends a message of hope to children boxes and is administered through Samaritans Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization led by Franklin Graham. the race and Ben Hall will be the MC for the event. Following the race, a $10 one-mile fun run for kids will take place. All kids who participate will receive a medal. The 5K is a timed event with eight age groups. It is $15 to preregister online at active.com or $20 to register the day of will receive a free t-shirt. All donations and gifts made by sponsors are tax-deductible. Please make all checks payable to Poplar Head Baptist Church. All sponsors will have their name printed on the Fun Run T-Shirt. Font size and boldness of the name will be deter mined by the level of sponsorship. All sponsors will also receive an All About The Box 5K Fun Run t-shirt as a token of their appreciation for your participation. To donate, sponsor or for additional information contact Pastor Russell Jones at (850) 674-4201.All About The Box 5K Fun Run at Blountstown Depot on May 5The 22nd Annual Car rabelle Riverfront Festival will be held on April the 28 and 29. Our family and pet friendly event will cel ebrate The Pirates of the Carrabellean at this years festival. Established traditions, new features and attractions, great arts and crafts, fresh local seafood and tasty festival treats promise all who attend a delightful time on Marine Street along the beautiful Carrabelle River and Carrabelle Wharf Park. Free admission Saturday, April 28 opening the gates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2012 SPECIAL EVENTS *Pirates of the Carrabellean: This years theme of Pirates of the Carrabel mob style street theatre from a pirate actors troop and a skit or two on the main stage near the pavil ion. Vendors, volunteers and festival attendees are invited to join the fun by dressing as their favorite pirate and festival T-shirts and decorations will complete the motif at this years festival. *The Governors Stone: The National Historic Landmark Governors Stone will return to the Carrabelle River for this years festival. The Governors Stone is a 65 foot two masts schooner built in 1877. This wooden ship is a one of a kind and will be available for boarding and pictures. Weather and scheduling permitting, the vessel may be available for short trips out to the bay. Opportunities to join the Friends of the Governors Stone will be available. Check at the dock south of the main stage for more information FESTIVAL SIGNATURE EVENTS Fashion Show: Returning to grace this years river front festival at the Car rabelle Wharf pavilion are the fabulous models of Car rabelle Riverfront Festivals Fishy Fashion Show. Each year the outrageous DOs and DO KNOTs of coastal couture are revealed with of Lanark and Jan Neshat of Eastpoint present the annual Fishy Fashion Show collec tion. Show time is Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Carrabelle CARES Stage. Also returning to the festival as a headline event, Carrabelles home-town version of the wildly popular Procession of the Species will highlight the wild and wonderful denizens of the forgotten coast. Carrabelles Procession of the Species is an annual springtime march and symbolic retreat to the pine trees and swamps of the Panhandles Forgotten Coast. The procession begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Carrabelle Wharf Pavilion. Parade: Not to be out done, the four-legged friends will be on the march in this years Franklin County Humane Societys Pet Parade. Pet-acured and pampered, full family friends are prancing for their less fortunate kin. Stop by the Humane Societys booth and adopt one of our forgotten friends and provide a warm and loving home. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Carrabelle Wharf pavilion. FESTIVAL ATTRACTIONS Folks interested in the wilder side of Carrabelle may want to explore the untamed wilderness of the Carrabelle Riverfront Festivals New Nature Walk (Ave C). This festival attraction features touch tanks and exhibits teeming with marine life, mammals, birds, reptiles and various critters of the forgotten coast. This years nature trail is being coordinated and hosted by FAMU. There will be a special gulf coast educational treasure hunt with prizes on the nature trail. Be sure and learn all about our natural world. Carrabelles three muse ums will celebrate the rich cultural, historical and of the area along the New Museum Walk (Ave B). The Carrabelle History Museum, the Crooked River Lighthouse Museum and the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum will feature various displays, tours and exhibits highlighting various incarnations of Carrabelles past. Regional history museums and archaeological exhibits will also be in attendance. History walks and boat tours up the Carrabelle River are available for those interested in exploring the areas past. On Marine Street near Ave C, the Carrs Hill stage, will present the historical stylings of Ken Horne and Howard Pardue. Visitors are invited to join one of the historic walking tours leav ing at scheduled intervals from the Carrabelle History Museum. Saturday, in its traditional location near the festival entrance, the Friends of the Franklin County Public Library kidZONE will delight children with a number of activities and attractions. A Reading Corner, a pirates treasure hunt for toddlers, arts and crafts for kids, and coloring contest are among the activities planned for kids by kids is the librarys interactive area. FESTIVAL HOST, PARTNERS AND SPONSORS The Carrabelle River front Festival is hosted by the City of Carrabelle each year on the fourth week end in April. Carrabelle organization, is coordinating the festival on behalf of the City and the community Various organizations from the Carrabelle Community will be hosting special venues, events, exhibits and attractions throughout the festival area over the two day celebration. The 22nd Annual festival is sponsored in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council, INNOVIA Consulting Group, and Centennial Bank. For more information, call Steve Allen at (850) 320-8225 or check out: www.carrabelleriverfrontfestival.com.

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS Sarah Palin co-hosted the Today show. She did a pretty good job, and they want to bring her back for a new version of Where in the World is Matt Lauer? What theyre going to do is release Matt into Central Park, and then Sarah will track him down Hunger Games style. JAY LENOThe sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is making a reality show about young people in the tech world while the sister of the MySpace founder is making a reality show about a guy who has to move in with his sister. JIMMY F ALLONThe earths population is now well past 7 billion candidate they really like. JAY LENOThe protesters say Google is underestimating the dangers of merging man with machine. Well, theyre a little late to stop that half-man, half-cyborg thing. Theyre already here. One of them just captured the Republican nomination. CRAIG FERGUSONRecently at the White House, President Obama admitted hes a Trekkie. Although Trekkies say he doesnt qualify because he has a wife and a job. CONAN OBRIENMitt Romney went three for three by winning the primaries in Maryland, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. Not to be outdone, Rick Santorum went three for three by offending women, atheists, and Latinos. JIMMY F ALLONThere is a strange new law making its way through the Arizona Legislature that would make it illegal to post negative comments on the Internet. The penalty for annoying or offending someone is up to six months in jail. That is good. Theyre always saying the prisons arent full enough. JIMMY KIMMELMitt Romney is catching heat for a possible violation of election rules. He was at a sub shop handing out free sandwiches. Special Romney sandwiches they come on really, really white bread. JIMMY KIMMELCongratulations to Mitt Romney. He won the Wisconsin primary. He won the state of Wisconsin because of his pro-cheese position. DA VID LETTERMANRepublicans are now starting to accept the fact that Mitt Romney will be their nominee for president. But you know, theyre not that excited about it. Its kind of like starting to accept that youre going to prom with your sister. JAY LENOWe learned that Mitt Romney is building a car elevator in his house. An elevator for your cars. I get the feeling this guy wants to be president so he has a place to live while hes remodeling his beach house. BILL MAHEROh, heres your tax dollars at work. This is what makes people furious. The head of the GSA, a woman named Martha Johnson, has resigned after they found out she spent over $830,000 on a four-day government conference in Las V egas. And the president is furious. Not President Obama, the president of China. Its his money. Its his money she spent. JAY LENO Kim Kardashian said that she wants to be a more private person. Then she was like, And you can see me try in my new reality series Kim Kardashian: Private Person. JIMMY F ALLONIs Americas judicial system biased?James Madison, one of the Founding Fathers, was very smart in the drafting of the Constitution. Madison recognized that a national government could pose a tyrannical threat to its citizens. Constitutionalists and historians believe that Madisons concept of the separation of powers of the national government was a stroke of genius because it guaranteed a check and balance between the activities of the three major branches of government. In Madisons concept of separation of powers, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches are all equal; however, the judiciary is the ing. Both Republican and Democratic presidents attempt to pack the Supreme Court. President George Bushs appointment of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, both conservative judges, was no accident. Bush wanted justices that would protect conservative issues that come before the Court. President Obama appointed liberal judges to protect liberal issues that might come before the Court. President Franklin Roosevelt was noted for his attempts to pack the Supreme Court with his allies. Ironically, it was a Democratic dominated Congress that prevented Roosevelt from packing the court. President Kennedy wasnt happy with his appointee, Justice Byron White. President Richard Nixon wasnt happy with his appointee, Justice Harry Blackmum. Why are presidents unhappy with their appointees to the Supreme Court? Presidents discover that after joining the court, the justices have a mind of their own and fail to vote along political lines. To the citizen on the street, the Supreme Court is a 5-4 court. Four justices that tend to vote for the conservatives and four vote for liberal issues. Justice Anthony Kennedy is known as the swing vote. Sometimes Kennedy votes with the conservatives on the court and sometimes with the liberals. Which means that Justice Kennedy is probably the America. When conservatives dislike a judges ruling, they label him or her as an activist judge. Liberals do the same. The Supreme Courts upholding of Citizens United, which allows for unlimited anonymous donations to political campaigns, sticks in the craw of most Americans except those interested in buying politicians like buying a can of beans. The Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare is before the Court for a decision on the constitutionality of coverage clause. For three days, the Court heard arguments from the government and the states opposing the law. The hearings were recorded and made available to the public. I listened to all of it. The conservative/ liberal bias of the Court was evident. Justice Antonin Scalia displayed the most obvious conservative bias against the Affordable Care Act, but the overriding sentiment of the Court that Congress can deal with the difAccording to Associated Press reports, Justice Kennedy drew laughs when asking a lawyer describing what Congress would want the Court to do. Justice Kennedys question to the lawyer was, Is that the real Congress or a hypothetical Congress? Supreme Court justices arent the only people who question whether the Congress is up to the task of dealing with the serious, complicated issues that confront us as a society. The aver age person knows that Congress isnt up to the task of dealing with our collective issues in an unbiased manner. That is why the publics approval rating of the Congress is only about 10%. The relationship between the three branches of government is severely skewed. The president can propose budgets and various legislative initiatives, but the Congress ignores the Presidents overtures. The Congress passes laws, but the President can veto the legislation. The Senates 60vote rule to get proposed legislation factor in the inability the Congress to deal with serious, complicated issues. ambush each other when attempting to bring proposed legislation to the A cornerstone of democracy is our belief that the U.S. Supreme Court is unbiased. We believe, or would like to believe, that Supreme Court justices will ignore their biases in their decisions on issues that affect all of us. Supreme Court justices arent infallible. The 1857 Dred Scott Decision is a black mark on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court ruled that people of African descent brought into the states as slaves were not protected by the Constitution. The 14th Amendment resolved that issue. Many people think that the Courts ruling on Citizens United which per mits unlimited funding for political action committees is one of those Dred Scott moments. Anonymous donors can buy the Presidency and other political positions. The American people distrust the President, the Congress and the Supreme Court. Thats not good. As dence that the Supreme Court is an unbiased court of last resort. The Courts ruling on the Affordable Care Act will determine the Courts bias. If the court rules 5-4 on ObamaCare, either for or against, it enced by politics. A 9-0 ruling for or against ObamaCare will be an indication of judicial independence.

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARY WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WELF ARE: Its time to cut out the middle manWASHINGTON We opposed it in 1996; we oppose it today. So-called welfare reform was President Bill Clintons true low point. The party with a heart, the party claiming to be re our brothers keeper, must lead the war on poverty. Instead, Clinton abandoned these Democratic mainstays and chose to prove he was a centrist by ending welfare as we know it. It was a decision supported by anecdotes, not facts. The Reagan era gave us images of welfare queens, those people who abused the system and lived well on the dole. But for every welfare queen how many of our fellow citizens were living in dire, hopeless straits? The answer, thanks to welfare reform, is many more today than in 1996. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the welfare rolls have been cut by more than 50 percent since 1996, while unemployment and poverty exacerbated by the Great Recession have soared. It is unconscionable that the wealthiest nation in the world even has poverty and homelessness let alone in such numbers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty as of 2010. In 2007, just before the recession began, the National law Center on Homelessness and Poverty estimated that approximately 3.5 million people were likely to experience homelessness. But homeless people make up a below-the-radar demographic that The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, which replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children, placed time limits on aid. In 1997, Congress passed Welfare-to-Work grants, and politicians of many stripes hailed these laws for providing workfare, not welfare. But then the Great Recession hit. Unemployment doubled, and destitution became rampant, exposing these heartless laws for what they are. The problem is that impoverished and homeless people tend not to vote. They are virtually without a political voice, and American politics moves in waves. We are currently in one of those political groups rather than noble ideals, and posterity moments. President Lyndon Johnson initiated a War on Poverty, and it is time to reenergize it. Interestingly, it is possible to achieve victory in that war while actually saving taxpayer money. The current system operates on federal grants to states, but with so few strings that various states are able to divert the funds to other uses. The old system provided unlimited funds as long as the states matched them. The new system limits the funds, and states often do not match them, thereby by making the situation even worse. The solution is to cut out the middle men, the states. Let the Social Security system make payouts directly to the needy. The cost savings could be enormous; the resurrection of our national 2012 U.S. NEWS SYNDICATE, INC.

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 Salary Fee County Judge* James Kevin Grover $134,280 6 $5,371.20 85 Supt. of Schools Tommy McClellan $91,694 4 $5,500.44 85 Clerk of Court Ruth W. Attaway $91,674 4 $5,500.44 85 Prop. Appraiser Terrell L. Stone $91,674 4 $5,500.44 85 Tax Collector Becky Smith $91,674 4 $5,500.44 85 Sup. of Elections Margie E. Laramore $75,007 4 $4,500.42 85 Sheriff David L. Tatum $100,290 4 $6,017.40 85 Co. Comm. D-1 Danny Ray Wise $25,979 4 $1,588.32 17 Co. Comm. D-3 Don Miller $25,979 4 $1,588.32 17 Co. Comm. D-5 Harold Pickron $25,979 4 $1,588.32 17 School Bd. D-1* Danny Ryals $24,268 4 $ 970.72 17 School Bd. D-4* Kenneth Speights $24,268 4 $ 970.72 17 Salary Fee County Judge* Kenneth L. Hosford $134,280 6 $5,371.20 42 Supt. of Schools Sue Summers $89,630 4 $5,377.80 42 Clerk of Court Robert Hill $89,630 4 $5,377.80 42 Prop. Appraiser Patricia S. $89,630 4 $5,377.80 42 Tax Collector Marie G. Goodman $89,630 4 $5,377.80 42 Sup. of Elections Marcia Wood $73,041 4 $4,382.46 42 Sheriff Donnie E. Conyers $98,225 4 $5,893.50 42 Co. Comm. D-1 Albert Butch Butcher $23,466 4 $1,407.96 42 Co. Comm. D-3 Jim Johnson $23,466 4 $1,407.96 42 Co. Comm. D-5 Edward Kevin Williams $23,466 4 $1,407.96 42 School Bd. D-1* Logan E. Kever $23,269 4 $ 930.76 42 School Bd. D-2* Thomas W. Tommy Duggar $23,269 4 $ 930.76 42 Nonpartisian Last Day to Qualify By Petition May 7, 2012 at 12 Noon (local time) Last Day to Qualify By Paying Fee June 8, 2012 at 12 Noon (local time) The Calhoun-Liberty Journal now offers COME IN SOON AND LET US HELP YOU SCHEDULE YOUR CAMPAIGN ADVERTISING AND PRINTING ORDERS.Theyre back. Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation regional law enforcement commander for the in a continued effort to educate boaters about these Whats the best course of action for avoiding a collision? months in Gulf waters. Theyre back; Sturgeon returning to Suwannee River CANDIDA TE UPDA TEThe Calhoun County Sheriffs race has stown Police Chief Glenn Kimbrel (D) has (NPA) and Roman Wood (D). seek re-election. mothers duties as Calhoun County Clerk of Danny Ray Wise and Ray Howell. All will run as Democrats. tendent of Schools race in which incumbent rie Goodman (D) will seek another term.

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Kinard Community celebrates Easter The ladies (and at least one gentle man, shown at left) donned their colorful Easter bonnets to celebrate the season at Saturdays Kinard Community Easter Egg Hunt. Folks of all ages took part in the cake walk, including Audrey Hall and Joshua, at right. Little Kinsley, below, gets some helps from Grant Marshall as she moves to a new square. Carly McWaters, shown at bottom, discovers a bright pink egg under the slide. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Joshua Hall, above, and Walker Bailey, left, enjoy a ride down the slide.

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012by Liberty County Chamber of CommerceMELBOURNE National Solar Power Partners has reached a major milestone in its plans to build solar energy facilities totaling 700 megawatts (MW) in Florida by completing an agreement to acquire several million advanced solar panels from Solar World, the largest solar-technology manufacturer in the Americas. The projects in Gadsden, Hardee and Liberty counties will showcase National Solars renewable-energy leadership by enabling institutions and investors to help establish U.S. renewableenergy infrastructure. In partnership with Hensel Phelps Construction Co., National Solar signed a purchase order with Solar World, a vertically integrated U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years, following lengthy review that included a tour of SolarWorlds manufacturing facility in Oregon. National Solar chose SolarWorld based on the high quality of its products and its corporate culture focused on sustainability and community partnerships. Were very excited about this partnership, which is a great cultural James Scrivener, CEO of National Solar, based in Melbourne. We are committed to helping make the United States the world leader in renewable energy, and this partnership gives us the building blocks to produce clean energy domestically. Best of all, we will be using U.S. technology that will create thousands of jobs for Americans and help ensure U.S. energy Harnessing the unlimited energy source that gives the Sunshine State it nickname, the company eventually will generate 400 MW of power at its Gadsden County facility, 200 MW in Hardee County and 100 MW in Liberty County. Combined, the projects are an integral part of an investment and deployment paradigm shift that is taking place as solar becomes an essential and economical part of the nations energy mix. SolarWorld looks forward to being a partner in this far-reaching Americas, the companys commer cial unit. National Solar Power is a recognized innovator, and its projects in Florida are truly exciting develop ments in the renewable-energy supply The solar farms will be built out in segments of 20 MW on about 200 alone will utilize more than 100,000 solar panels, and the entire project will require millions of SolarWorld panels. National Solar is on track to Hardee County later this year. Hensel Phelps, a world leader in construction that remodeled the Pentagon after the 9-11 attacks in 2001, will design, build and operate the solar farm projects for National Solar. SolarWorld develops all phases of the manufacturing value chain, from raw materials through turn-key solar systems of all sizes. The groups largest production facilities are located in Hillsboro, OR. and Freiberg, Germany. SolarWorld employs about 3,300 people worldwide and more than one-third of them in the U.S. As part of the effort to fund its renewable-energy projects, such as the solar projects in Gadsden, Hardee and Liberty counties, National Solar recently announced the creation of Green Infrastructure Partners LLC. Green Infrastructure offers a platform for institutions and accred ited investors to participate in the inevitable transition to a renewable energy infrastructure in the United States, while enjoying competitive risk-adjusted returns on their capital. Green Infrastructure is externally managed and advised by Solar Capital Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Solar Power Partners LLC. National Solar has executed power supply agreements for more than three gigawatts of solar farms in the U.S. Southeast. National Solar anticipates much of the power produced by its solar farm projects, particularly energy production during the summer months, will be used to shave peak requirements for power generated from fuels such as coal or gas. A market leader in utility-scale solar power solutions, National Solar is uniquely positioned within the marketplace to offer cost-effective solar power solutions on the utility scale. Learn more about National Solar at www.natlsolar.com.ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD NOTICECITY OF BRISTOL2012 APPLICATION PERIOD FOR SEWER IRRIGATION RATE ANNOUNCEDRESIDENTIAL USERS of the Bristol Munici pal Wastewater System who wish to have a may apply for an irrigation rate for sewer services by making application to the City of NW Virginia G Weaver Street, Bristol, Florida during regular business hours (8 a.m. 5 p.m.) Now April 20, 2012. The Sewer Irrigation Rate will be determined as follows: A three month water usage average will be calculated utilizing the usage reFebruary, and March water bills, discarding the highest bill and using the 3 lowest bills for calculation purposes set forth in City of BrisQuestions regarding the Sewer Irrigation Rate may be addressed to Robin M. Hatcher, NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, Cataracts?Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many.Lee Mullis M.D. and Cataract SpecialistSmart Lenses SMDr. Mulliss Smart LensSM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses.Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 1600 Jenks Ave., Panama City(850)763-6666 BUSINESSNational Solar Power reaches key milestone in FL Solar Farm projectsThe projects in Gadsden, Hardee & Liberty counties will showcase National Solar by enabling institutions and investors to help establish U.S. renewable-energy infrastructure.CALHOUN COUNTY The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce is working with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Gulf Coast State College and the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) to offer free counseling in our Analyst will visit Calhoun County on the second Thursday of each month and be available for appointments in the Calhoun The SBDC prides itself on providing existing small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs with high quality management counseling, entrepreneurial training and information access, enabling them to maxi mize their businesses growth, competitiveness These services are targeted to those interested in:Starting a Business Increasing Sales Reducing Costs Improving Cash Flow Winning Government Contracts Obtaining Financing Improving Management SkillsOne-on-one counseling is provided by trained and ness Analysts (CBAs). Counseling sessions are personalized, free of charge. Areas of business assistance range from new venture planning, to marketing, acness Analysts will help you develop:Business Plans Marketing Plans Feasibility Studies Market Research Loan Proposals Accounting Systems Personnel Plans Employee Manuals Strategic Plans In addition, specialized assistance through the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program serves as a clearinghouse of business and technical assistance for veterans interested in starting or growing a business. A counselor can help conduct research, counsel veteran entrepreneurs, and educate veterans on a wide variety of business topics. To set up an appointment with CBA Quen Lamb on Thursday, April 12, contact org. All counseling is condential.Calhoun County Chamber partners with SBDC to offer free counseling servicesBusiness Counselors will visit Calhoun County on the second Thursday of each month

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Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away.K102.7 is the voice of the LCHS Bulldogs, the BHS Tigers and the Florida GatorsSPECIALTY POSTS Flat Face FACT ORY SECONDS6'6" Posts, Top Size, under 2" 2-3" 3-4" 4-5" 5"+ ITEMS SUBJECT TO A V AILABILITY Liberty Post & Barn Pole Inc.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (Off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995WE'VE GOT THE FENCE POSTS T O MEET YOUR NEEDS. Almanac.com FOR RECIPES, GARDENING TIPS, AND WEATHER FORECASTS, VISIT:The Old Farmers Almanac After finishing your taxes, celebrate the birthday of born on April 15, 1452. Besides the Mona Lisa and other major works of art, da Vinci left some of the most prolific literary notebooks of any of our great genius minds. There were notebooks on human anatomy, the science of painting, and architecture. He also studied and depicted his knowledge in drawings and text on the subjects of hydraulic engineering, botany, geology, and other subjects. According to Leonardo, the key was simply in knowing how to see. Cdente, then drain. While the pasta is cooking, saut the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add the chopped broccoli and lemon juice and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until tender. Serve over pasta and garnish with Parmesan cheese, as desired. Best days to go campingBest days to harvest belowground crops Moon runs lowOrthodox Easter If the Sun goes pale to bed, twill rain tomorrow, it is said. To reduce a fever, drink warm lemonade. On April 12, 1954, Bill Haley and His Comets recorded Rock Around the Clock. FOR RECIPES, GARDENING TIPS, AND WEATHER FORECASTS, VISIT: If the Sun goes pale to bed, twill rain tomorrow, it is said. If the Sun goes pale to bed, twill rain tomorrow, it is said. On April 12, 1954, Bill Haley and His Comets recorded Can I change the color of the hydrangeas in my yard? F. L., New Bern, N.C. The pH of your soil is what determines the color of hydrangea blossoms, and you can alter the pH to get the result ers, the pH has to be between 4.5 and 5.5. must raise the pH to between 7.0 and 7.5 by liming the soil. If you thought you were growing blue hydrangeas and some came out pink, a nearby concrete foundation may be the culprit.Can I start new African daisies from plant cuttings? K. P., Scranton, Penn. Yes, you can start new plants from cuttings. Snip off a shoot, trim off some of the lower leaves, and stick it into a pot of moist compost. Place the pot out of direct sunlight. Water enough to prevent the compost from drying out. The cuttings should root within a few weeks. To check whether from the same plant.I read that housewives used to add marigolds to butter. What does that do? C. C., Attleboro, Mass. Marigolds helped to color the butter and possibly added some vitamin A. In Eliza Smiths book, The Compleat Housewife: or Accomplishd Gentlewomans Companion (1753), she describes a process for making butter that contains marigolds for added color. The marigold she speaks of may have been the pot marigold nalis), better known as calendula and commonly used both as an herbal remedy and for culinary uses. Most often used externally (on babies for diaper rash, on adults for varicose veins or hemor rhoids or sometimes as an eyebath for conjunctivitis), calendula was also considered good for internal use. It is full of vitamin A and considered healing to tissues and mucous membranes. heads mainly add color. If you decide to experiment with this, it would be important not to confuse calendula with the French marigold (Tagetes patula), which is used in insecticides and herbicides and for wart removal. Thats a very different pot of gold altogether! roots have formed, check to see if roots are protruding from the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot or give the cutting a gentle tug to feel whether it is anchored in the pot. A few shoots may wither and die before rooting takes place, so take several cuttings APR. 9, MONDAY -Easter Monday. Moon at ascending node. Arnold Palmer won his third Masters Tournament, 1962. Actress Kristen Stewart born, 1990. APR. 10, TUESDAY -Moon runs low. Pluto stationary. Newspaper publisher and founder of Pulitzer Prize Joseph Pulitzer born, 1847. Comedian Sam Kinison died, 1992. APR. 11, WEDNESDAY -President Lincoln made his last public speech. He gave the speech at the White House and spoke of the reconstruction of the south, in particular Louisiana, 1865. APR. 12, THURSDAY -Conjunction of Pluto and the Moon. The polio vaccine developed by Dr. Salk was found to be successful after subjection to a year of clinical trials, 1955. APR. 13, FRIDAY -President Thomas Jefferson born, 1743. Charles Osgood be came host of CBSs Sunday Morning, 1994. If fowls roll in the sand, rain is at hand. APR. 14, SATURDAY -New Jerstate aid for public roads, 1891. James Cash Penney opened Wyoming, 1902. APR. 15, SUNDAY -Second Sunday of Easter. Orthodox Easter. Mars stationary. President Lincoln called for 75,000 Union militia volunteers, 1861. J.C. Penney Joseph Pulitzer

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 Authorized DEALER of EDDIE NOBLES LAND CLEARING Call Eddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas at 447-0849Located in Bristol Land clearing, excavation and root raking: Hey Miss Kay, Thank you for 55 fabulous years. Maybe we could go dancing just one more time. But well probably have to settle for black & white Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote re-runs. I love you, Ferrell Roscoe and Stephanie Holley of Telogia are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Candice Priscilla Holley of Telogia to Nicholas Lee Gregg of Bristol. He is the son of David Gregg of Quincy and Tracy Gregg of Mt. Pleasant. Candice is the granddaughter of the late Thomas and Eleanor Bodiford of Telogia, the late Ferrol Holley of Hosford and Josephine Holley of Hosford. Nicholas is the grandson of John and Nita Kennedy of Quincy and Linda Walker of Greensboro. The bride to be is a 2007 graduate of Liberty County High School and is currently a registered nurse with the Twin Cities Hospital of Niceville. The groom to be is a 2007 graduate of Liberty County High School and is currently enrolled with the dental program at University of Alabama at Birmingham that will begin in the fall of 2012. The wedding and reception will take place on Saturday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m. (CT) at The Destin Bay House in Destin.Holley, Gregg to marry in Destin this Saturday weddingsDr. and Mrs. Clifford Bristol of Bristol, are pleased to announced the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Newell Bristol to Bruce Wheat Kirbo, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Wheat Kirbo, Jr. of Bainbridge, GA and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kirbo of Bainbridge, GA and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Carlyle Cloud of Climax, GA. Natalie is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Golden and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Peacock, all of Blountstown. The two will wed on St. Joe Beach Sunday, May 13 with a reception following. Invitations have been sent. She is a graduate of Robert F. Munroe Day School and the University of Florida. She will graduate from Florida State University School of Law in May and has accepted a job offer from Thomasville National Bank in Thomasville, GA. The prospective groom is a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Valdosta State University and the University of Georgia School of Law. He is an attorney in Bainbridge, GA Attorney At Law, LLC.Natalie Bristol, Bruce Kirbo to exchange vows in May 13 St. Joe beach ceremony Call Beth Eubanksyour full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235April is Tupperwares and we are NEW COLORSSave money now. Save time later.CrystalWave Get it all 13-Pc Set

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 TORCH RUN make their way along SR 20 in Bristol Monday Kibbe Sandine, Lt. Hover, Sgt. Brown, Sgt. the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTODANIEL L. JACOBS His grandparents are Reverend and friends. CR YST AL ANN HAR VELL the daughter of Bubba and Joanna Harvell. Her grandparents are Louise Tipton, Rudy Maguder and Crystal has a big brother Mikey, who is twenty-one and a little sisof her favorite games. Crystal I Carly, Jessie, Austin and Ally and Big Time Rush. Nonie John El and her Nana. KEYIERA ALIANNA ER VINKeyiera Alianna Ervin will be Shontae Taylor of Blountstown. Her grandparents are the late Calvin Paul and Almeada Paul all of Bristol and Robert Taylor playing with her sister, Sharlize and brother, Jaevien. She also Celebrating birthdays

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 Dear EarthTalk: American farmers are an aging population. Is anyone doing anything to make sure younger people are taking up this profession in large enough numbers to keep at least some of our food production domestic? -Beverly Smith, Milwaukee, WIIndeed American farmers as a whole are an aging group today as young people gravitate more towards virtual realities than tilling in the soil. The National Young Farmers Coali tion (NYFC) reports that the total number of American farmers has declined from over six million in 1910 to just over two million today, and that for each farmer under the age of 35 there are now six over 65. With the average age of U.S. farmers now at 57, one quarter (500,000) of all American farmers will retire over the next two decades. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is calling for hundreds of thousands of new farmers nationwide, but convincing young people to take up farming remains a hard sell. NYFC would like to see action at the local, state and federal levels to help beginning farmers. At the local level, communities can create market opportunities for farmers by starting Community Supported Agriculture groups and shopping at farmers markets, as well as protecting existing farmland through zoning and the purchase of development rights. States can be helpful, the group adds, by offering incentives to preserve farmland and giving tax credits for farmers who sell their land to new practitioners. But real change has to come from the top down. NYFC and others are pinning their hopes on the inclusion of the Begin ning Farmers and Ranchers Opportunity Act in Congress next Farm Bill. The purpose of the proposed legislation is to invest in the next generation of American agricultural and live stock producers by enabling access to land, credit and crop insurance to help new farmers and ranchers launch or strengthen their businesses and become better stewards of their land. The future of family farming and ranching in Americaand the viability of our nations food supplydepends upon removing existing obstacles to entry into farming so that more people can start to farm, says the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, another backer of the proposed legisla tion. This bill encompasses a national strategy for addressing those barriers, focusing on the issues that consistently rank as the greatest challenges for beginning producers. Backers of the bill warn that, at a cost of just a fraction of one percent of the U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDAs) budget, the nation cant afford not to pass the bill given its poThe good news is that interest in healthier, greener food is driving a resurgence in organic agriculture. As such, many of the new farmers cropping up to replace their retired forebears are and harsh chemicals, thus improving the quality of our agricultural land base overall. Tierney Creech of the Washington Young Farmers Coalition (WYFC) an agrarian revival. Were not just a few people spread across the country, were a well organized, politically active group that can be documented, she says. We know who our senators and representatives are, we vote, and our friends and families vote. We need USDA and government support to succeed and were going to let the nation know that. REVIVAL SER VICES Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford, will be having revival services starting Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. (ET) and 6 p.m. Nightly services will be held April 1618 at 7 p.m. Rev. John McDaniel of Aenon Baptist Church in Tallahassee will be the evangelist for the week. Worship music will be lead by William Buckshot VanCott, former tenor singer with the Bibletones Quartet. We would love to have you. For more information, please call 556-1881. SING AT GLOR Y HILL HOLINESS Glory Hill Holiness Church will be having a sing on Sunday, April 15 at 5 p.m. Featured singers will be Heaven Bound. Everyone is invited to come and join us in this time of worship and fellowship. After the service there will be refreshments in the fellowship hall. The church is located 5 miles N. of Clarksville on Hwy. 73. For more information, call (850) 762-8301. G UEST SPEAK ER Guest Speaker Thomas Gust will present an adult faith-sharing program on The Book of Revelation, Part VI on Friday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. (CT). This is part of a series at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, located on SW Gaskin St. in Blountstown. We will meet in the church hall. Light refreshments will be served. BL U E C R EE K HOMECOMING Grace United Methodist Church of Hosford will host its annual Blue Creek Homecoming service at the Blue Creek Methodist Church on Sunday, April 15 at 11 a.m. The service will be followed by lunch on the grounds. The Blue Creek Church is located off CR 2224, south of SR 20. For more information, call 379-8595 or visit our website at www.graceum chosford.org. Email your church news to us at thejournal@fairpoint.net. Please be sure to include a phone number and contact person.NYFC asks where are the farmers of tomorrow? The number of American farmers has declined from over six million in 1910 to just over two million today. For each farmer under the age of 35 there are now six over 65. NEWS PEWS FROM THE

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Moonlight MarketJOE SUMMERS PHOTOSSEE MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT ON P AGE 28. BAY COUNTY As Florida Forest Service March, April, May and June are often the most active months of Floridas

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by Susan GatesStudent Government Association (SGA) elections were held for the upcoming school year on March 22. The new President is Devan Rouhlac, who ran a close race with Chelsey Weiler. I look forward to working with the student body and I hope to continue the progress Blountstown High School has made. I am looking forward to a great school year, said Devan. The new Vice President is Alex Wroblewski, who ran against Alexis Butler. Alex would like to say, I am eager and ready to to a great school year and I promise not to let anyone down. Tayzee Lairson is our new SGA trea surer and Ased Farooqi is our new SGA secretary. Both ran unopposed and are very excited about the upcoming school year. Students, faculty, and staff are looking forward to the upcoming year with these Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 SCHOOL NEWS ATTENTION CUSTOMERSHowell Exterminating and Chemical Co., Inc. of Blountstown would like to let all our Pest Control customers know that begin ning April 2 the pest control part of our business has been sold to McPherson Pest Control in Grand Ridge, phone 593-5674. We chose McPherson Pest Control due their 25 years of experience and excellent service record. Howell Exterminating will continue to provide termite treatments and inlocated at 21738 Hwy. 20 East, Blountstown. If you have any questions please call Scott Nichols or Pam Brown at 674-5928.Thank you, Scott Nichols Owner/Operator Howell Exterminating and Chemical Company, Inc. altha wildcats Writes last year earned a trip to Kindal Lanes for a day of fun Wednesday, April 4. Everyone had a great time bowling, playing pool and dancing to their favorite tunes. The students were also treated to lunch. This is the last chance to place your Wildcat Apparel orders for the year. Items available include a variety of Tshirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, windbreakers, caps and backpacks. They are due Friday, April 13. If you are interested in ordering any of the items you can pick up a form in blue84spirit.com/FL005. The school receives a portion of the proceeds, so take advantage of these quality items and help our school at the same time.Order Wildcat apparel by Friday, April 13 Evaluation CDE. The event was held April 7 at the University of Florida Horse Teaching Unit in Gainesville. Fifteen teams from throughthis year gathered to compete for the top spot. The purpose of the Horse Evaluation CDE is to stimulate the study of, and inter est in, equine science selection while providing recognition for those who have demonstrated skill and competency in this area. The four students who competed in this event, shown below, from left, included Hannah Register, Vicki Tipton, Morgan Lewis and Brooke Coleman. blountstown high schoolNext week, ninth and tenth grade students will be participating in the Statewide FCAT Reading Assessment. FCAT Reading will be given in two 70 minute sessions over two days. *Session 1 will be given to all ninth and tenth grade students on Monday, April 16 and *Session 2 will be given to all ninth and tenth grade students on Tuesday, April 17. Testing will begin promptly at the beginning of the school day. It is extremely important t hat all ninth and tenth grade students be present on these two days. Due to changes in the testing schedule, all elev enth and twelfth grade students will need to attend school as regularly scheduled.FCAT begins Monday for 9th & 10th grades Students rewarded for FCAT Writes scores Altha Calendar EVENTS van Roulhac and Alex Wroblewski. Seated, from left, Ased Farooqi and Tayzee Lairson.Blountstown High School holds SGA elections *Wednesday, April 11: FCA Huddle 7:30 a.m.; Algebra Study Session 3 til 4 p.m. *Thursday, April 12: Cheer Clinic for 9th 11th graders, 3 4 p.m.; Weightlifting Home @ 3 p.m.; Baseball vs. Bozeman Away @ 6:30 p.m.; Softball vs. Bay High Home @ 6 p.m. *Friday, April 13: A Celebration/ Baseball vs. South Walton Away @ 5 p.m. *Saturday, April 14: ACT Testing; Guys *Monday, April 16: Geometry Study Session 3:00 p.m.; FCAT Reading; stown *Tuesday, April 17: FCAT Reading; stownBHS Calendar of Events

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The Hosford Panther baseball team, led by Coaches Tim Davis and Richie Smith, wrapped up another awesome year of basechampionship victory in the Panhandle Area Conference. The boys a record of 13 wins and 3 losses during the season, falling only to River Springs once and Blountstown twice. The season defeats to Blountstown however, didnt stop them on March 22 with the determination to bring inning. The Panthers knew they would have to dig deep. They managed to hold the Tigers defensively and didnt allow another score to be added to their side of the scoreboard for the remainder of the game. The Panthers got busy adding their own points to the board. They scored and added two more runs in the top of the 6th to take a 4-2 lead over the mighty Tigers. In the bottom of the 6 the Tigers attempted their batter walked and the third batter got on base with a hit by the pitcher. This base and the go-ahead run at the plate. Tensions were high as Panther Bailey Singletary, on the mound, faced the Tigers lead-off batter, Sumner, at the plate. Singletary had Sumner with a 1 and 2 count when he threw a beautiful pitch across the plate that Sumner sent airborn straight to Panther shortstop, Micah McCaskill. McCaskill the out and threw it to the second baseman, Cody Arnold, where he caught the second base runner off the bag for the double play that made out three and ended the game with a hard fought Panther victory. the Conference championship in baseball. We are so proud of them and cant wait to see what they accomplish next year as they defend their title. APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 SCHOOL NEWSSCHOOL LUNCH MENU April 11-17, 2012 LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFAST: Sausage and gravy biscuit. LUNCH: Baked ziti with cheese or ham and cheese on autumn grain or breaded chicken salad with crackers, green beans, tossed salad with light dressing and grape juice. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: French toast sticks and ham. LUNCH: Oven fried chicken or toasted turkey and cheese sandwich or cobb chef salad with crackers, mashed potatoes with gravy, confetti coleslaw, cornbread and chilled peaches. FridayBREAKFAST: Grilled cheese on whole wheat. LUNCH: Sizzling tacos or barbecued chicken melt on bun or chef salad with cheese and crackers, shredded lettuce and tomato, corn and black bean side salad and a fresh apple. (4th grade pizza)MondayBREAKFAST: Breakfast burrito. LUNCH: Toasted turkey and cheese and vegetable soup or chicken wrap, green beans, baby carrots with LF dip, corn and black bean side salad and grape juice. (Kg & 1st grade pizza).Tuesday LUNCH: BBQ chicken or baked chicken nuggets or cobb chef salad with crackers, baked potato wedges, baked beans, cornbread and cinnamon applesauce. CA L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and Cheese Biscuit and potato tots. LUNCH: Beef-a-roni, steamed broccoli, mixed fruit and a bread stick.ThursdayBREAKFAST: Cheese toast, grits and ham cubes. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets, buttered rice, green beans, whole wheat roll and diced peaches.FridayBREAKFAST: French toast sticks with syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Cheese pizza, garden salad, fresh fruit and a homemade cookie.MondayBREAKFAST: Sausage and egg biscuit and potato tots. LUNCH: Chicken BBQ sandwich, baked potato wedges and mixed fruit cup.TuesdayBREAKFAST: Pancakes with syrup and a sausage patty. LUNCH: Baked ziti, garden salad, bread stick and diced peach cup. Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol Dental Clinic BTOWN ELEMENTARYThe Hosford Panthers celebrate their win. Standing on back row, from left: Coach Tim Davis, Blade Barineau Micah McCaskill and Coach Richie Smith. Middle row: Kenneth Thompson, Donavin Sansom, Hunter McDaniel, Gunter Barber, Jakob Bradwell and Brody Holland. Front row, kneeling: Trey Watson, Tyler Ellison, Cody Arnold, Ricky Ramer, Bailey Singletary and Jakob Abott. Hosford Panthers paw their way to conference championshipLiberty County High Schools JROTC Area 11 Drill Meet Color Guard placed fourth and the Drill Team placed third in Chipley on March 24. The teams from left, include: Major Groggett, Michael Marotta, Brandon Schneider, Adam Alvarado, Ben Harger, Harley White, Sergeant Milton, Molly Holmes, Marrissa Escoto, Yvett Hernandez, Emily Whittaker, Allen Holbet and Nick Yates. The Honor Assembly for the 3rd nine week grading period was held on March 23. All students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades that made all As or all As and Bs were recognized with an honor roll ribbon. The 5th Grade Chorus and the Safety Patrol lead the audience in the National Anthem. Honor assembly for 3rd nine weeks held March 23Kindergarten Registration April 27 Kindergarten Registration for the 2012-2013 school year will be April 27 from 8-12 a.m. Please call the school 674-8169. Yearbooks on Sale The B.E.S. 2011-2012 yearbooks are on sale now! The cost of the yearbooks are $22. Please purchase yours as soon as possible. They will be on sale until April 30. WR Tolars 4th grade class performed at the recent Awards Day. They delighted the audience with their songs, A Minor Melody and Hot Cross/Merrily Mambo. w. r. tolar SchoolTolar 4th grade performs at Awards Day program LCHS Bulldog BeatLiberty JROTC places 3rd & 4th at drill meet in Chipley March 24

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 ACHIEVEMENTS Javakiel Brigham, a 10th grader at Blountstown High School, took home several top awards at the National Underclassmen Football Combine held March 31 in Tallahassee. After training from both NFL and college players, he competed against 50 athletes from across Florida and Georgia. Brigham was named MVP, won the bench press event, was dubbed fastest man and was crowned Combine King for being the most athletic individual at the competition. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4:42, the shuttle run in 4:28, did a 38.5 vertical leap and set a standing broad jump record at 10. He has been invited to compete in the Ultimate 100 in Georgia. Javakiel is the grandson of Edward and Redella Brigham of Blountstown. Ann Marie Brown of Hosford won the Apalachee Valley VFW Post 12010 Patriot Pen Essay contest in February. She wrote her essay on the theme Are You Proud of Your Country? (see complete essay at left). The 14-year-old is an eighth grade student at W.R. Tolar School in Bristol. She was cate for winning the contest. She enjoys reading, singing, church, creative activities, spending time with her family. She is the daughter of Doyal and Beth Brown. by Ann Marie Brown respect. Whenever the question, Are you proud of your country? is proposed to me, I can immediately answer yes due to the fact that I am delighted by the United States of America. On a trip to Washington, D.C., I was stunned by our glorious I take pride in being a citizen of this great country every second of my life. Arlington National Cemetery is visited by over four million people a year, but not one of them could explain to you the peaceful serenity, the pride, and the I am very much aware of this because I tried to explain the emotions that mingle with the cemetery to my family and friends who had not been able to visit our nations capital. The pure white stones are forever engraved with the names of Are You Proud of Your Country?individuals who died for America How could anyone be ashamed of that? with pride. During my trip to Washington, D.C., I also visited many monuments, such as the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument. These memorials are tributes to our forefathers, who created so much for America. The United States Constitution provides the citizens of America with many liberties and freedoms that some countries civilians still do not possess. The Declaration of Independence proves that America is a free, individual country with men who are, in our eyes, created equal. I take pride in being an American with the unalienable rights that are gifted to every citizen in this amazing country. As an American citizen, I am bestowed with numerous features that many take for granted. America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. We are free in so many aspects that others in foreign countries are not, and our brave soldiers have given so much to the United States of America. So I am completely resolved to state today: Yes, I am proud of America, the land that I love!Hosfords Ann Marie Brown wins Apalachee Valley VFW Post #12010 Patriot Pen Essay ContestJavakiel Brigham named MVP and wins medals at Football Combine March 31RIGHT: Ann Marie is shown giving her speech at the VFW Post. CALHOUN-LIBERTY Employees Credit Union Calhoun Liberty Credit Union Spirit ClubANNOUNCES NEW LOWER RATESWith the Spirit Club Agreement Approval you can obtain another 1% Rate Discount Off our Already Low Rates24 MOS....3.25% 36 MOS....3.50% 48 MOS....3.90% 60 MOS....3.90% 66 MOS....4.40% 72 MOS....4.40% New Vehicle RATESUsed Vehicles 2006-2011.......... 4.90% Used Vehicles 2003-2005.......... 9.50%New Boat 5.50% Used Boat 6.50% Motorcycle 4.90% New RV 5.00% Used RV 5.50% Spirit!

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 This years A Masked Affair theme made the 2012 Altha Prom a memorable one Saturday night. The group danced the night away at the Altha school gym. LEFT: Prom Royalty makes their entrance. From left: Prom King Anthony Young, Prom Queen Autumn Cook, Princess Christalyn Castleberry and Prince Corey Barton. ALTH A HIGH SCHOOL 2012 PROMA Masked Affair

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 OUTDOORS Funeral Sprays Come by and see our FULL-SER VICE FLORIST FREE DELIVER Y IN CITY LIMITS OF BLOUNTSTOWNFloral Dept. 17932 Main Street N, Suite 5 BLOUNTSTOWN PHONE (850) 674-9191 Merle Norman Blountstown Dont ForgetPre-Order Your Flowers Today!As spring arrives, horseshoe crabs converge along sandy beaches throughout the state to mate. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking the public for help pinpointing the sites where these horseshoe crabs spawn. Beachgoers are likely to have the best luck spotting mating horseshoe crabs around high tide, just before, during or after a full or new moon. The conditions around the new moon on March 22 and the full moon on April 6 will create ideal opportunities to view the spawning behavior of horseshoe crabs. The FWC asks people to report sightings through one of several convenient options. Go to MyFWC. com/Contact and click on the Submit a Horseshoe Crab Survey link, then Florida Horseshoe Crab Spawning Beach Survey. shoe@MyFWC.com or call the FWC at (866) 252-9326. Observers should note the number of horseshoe crabs they see and whether those horseshoe crabs are mating. Mating crabs pair up, with the smaller male on top of the larger female. Other male crabs may be present around the couple. If possible, the observer should specify roughly how many horseshoe crabs are mating adults and how many are juveniles (4 inches wide or smaller). Biologists also want to know the date, time, loca tion, habitat type and environmental conditions such as tides and moon phase when a sighting occurs. Through December 2011, the FWC has received 2,350 reports since the survey program began in April 2002. Horseshoe crabs, often called living fossils, have been around for approximately 450 million years and are an important part of a marine ecosystem. Their eggs are a vital food source for animals and birds, such as the red knot. Horseshoe crabs are important to humans as well. In the biomedical industry, horseshoe crab blood helps save human lives. Pharmaceutical companies use horseshoe crab blood to make sure that intrave nous drugs and vaccine injections are bacteria-free. Also, research into horseshoe crab eyes has given scientists a greater knowledge of the functioning of human eyes. Seven years into the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory are gaining new insights into tarpon movement and seasonal habitat preferences. With the help of anglers participating in the study, researchers long distances, and others stay close to home. Biologists have also found evidence of a connection between tarpon habitats in southwest Florida and those of the Florida Keys. Anglers sampled two tarpon in Charlotte Harbor during August 2010. spring in the Florida Keys more than 150 miles away. These tarpon were initially sampled inshore at the end of a spawning season, in close proximity to offshore areas in the Gulf where spawning is presumed to occur. Sampling of another tarpon showed a shorter time. That tarpon was caught near Islamorada in July 2011, about one month after an angler reeled it in during peak spawning season near Sarasota. Researchers can track these tarpon thanks to volunteer anglers who submit tarpon DNA samples to the FWC. When an angler catches and samples a tarpon that was previously sampled, a recapture occurs. Through recaptures, biologists can compare catch times and locations to determine movement. In the study, the farthest distance recorded between an initial catch and a recapture is approximately 280 miles. That tarpon was reeled in near Apalachicola in July 2007 before it was recaptured near Captiva in May 2009. Anglers have submitted over 13,000 tarpon DNA samples to the FWC, including more than 4,000 in 2011. Among the samples, researchers have documented about 100 recaptured tarpon. Anglers who would like to assist the study can obtain a free, easy-to-use tarpon DNA sampling kit by emailing TarponGenetics@MyFWC.com or by calling (800) 367-4461. A new video provides a step-by-step look at how an angler takes a tarpon DNA sample for the study. The video, produced by Florida Sea Grant and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Communications, can be viewed at www.YouTube. com/user/MyFWCsocial. For more information on the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, visit MyFWC. com/Research, click on Saltwater, and select Tarpon Genetics under Tarpon.BLOUNTSTOWN The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Presents has been awarded the privilege of exhibiting the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities Council Museum on Main Street --Journey Stories. The moms Journey Stories will be on display from July 14 August 25. This is the only facility located in North Florida that has been selected for the exhibit; therefore, we need to ensure that the exhibit is a success. We are in need of Stories. Come and tell your story. The Pioneer Settlement is starting a new group of Storytellers. Come and tell your story every Thursday morning from 10 a.m.-noon in our Club House. Be prepared to write and express your creativity. Please bring one story on a subject of your choice. It could be about a funny interaction with your kids or something wonderful your grandchildren did. Subject doesnt matter. We just want you to get started writing. We will read the stories to the group then write a story on the spot about a subject suggested by the group. It is a fun way to get writing. Just show up Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m. and we guarantee you will have a great time. Please call Ruth Frank at (850) 237-1811 for more information.Storytellers group to meet on Thursdays at Settlement

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 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& CrematoryLUCILLE MARGARET STEW ARTALTHA Lucille Margaret Stewart, 88, of Altha, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Blountstown. She was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church near Altha. She earned a Bachelors Degree from Florida State University, a Masters Degree from the University of Florida and taught Home Economics and Chemistry in South Sumter High School in Bushnell for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Stewart; her parents, T homas and Eula (Johnson) Jordan; a son, Delwin Stewart. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Stewart and his wife, Elaine of Fort Walton Beach; a daughter, Cheryl Stephens and her husband, John of T ampa; six grandchildren, Lora Stewart, Jennifer Stewart, Chad and Ashley Stewart, Amy Elizabeth Stephens and Sarah Catherine Stephens; two great-grandchildren, Lane Stephens and Colby Rinberger; a brother, J. D. Jordan and his wife, Pam of Youngstown. Services were held on Friday, April 6 at the Chapel of Adams Funeral Home with Reverend John Kuenierz Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. JEANETTE ANN SIMS BUSBY T ALLAHASSEE Jeanette Ann Sims Busby, 67, of Repton, AL, passed away on April 5, 2012 in T allahas see. She was born February 8, 1945. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Sims; a sister, Myrtle Daughtry; two grandsons, T homas and Charles M. Busby, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Dwight T Busby, of Repton, AL; a son, Charles M. Busby, of Repton, AL; a daughter, Brenda B. Messer and her husband, Jeffery of T allahassee; four brothers, Curtis Sims, James Jackson, Billy and Thomas Everett; three sisters, Betty Gatlin, Kathy Faircloth and Joann Everett; four grandsons, Daniel C., Joshua C., Jeffery C. and Noah T Messer; three granddaughters, Kristen C., Erica L. and Rebekah A. Busby; one great-grandson, Jeremiah. Services were held on Saturday, April 7 at Chaires United Methodist Church in T allahassee. Interment followed in Sanders Cemetery in Bristol. Beggs Funeral Home in T allahassee was in charge of the arrangements. TRANUM H. MCLEMORE BRIST OL T ranum H. McLemore, 35, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. He was a native of Wewahitchka. He was born February 21, 1977 in Panama City to Klenton and Penny McLemore. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of L atter Day Saints. baseball. He graduated from Wewahitchka High School in 1996 and Florida State University in 2001. He was a Physical Ed T eacher for Blountstown Middle School where he coached football, basketball and baseball. He took great pride in impacting the young lives of those he taught and wanted to make a difference. He was a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Thomas Howell McDaniel and a brother, Sterling McLemore. Survivors include his wife, Winter McLemore; three beautiful daughters, Autumn, AubriAna and Aubrynn McLemore; his father, Klenton McLemore and his mother, Penny McLemore and her husband, Charles Mayhann; seven brothers, Robert Knowles, Lee, Will, Davis, Klenton, Mitchell and Scott McLemore; a grandmother, Minnie Ola Pridgeon McDaniel and numerous family members. Services were held on Saturday, April 7 at First United Methodist Church of Wewahitchka with PasJehu Cemetery. Southerland Family Funeral Home in Port St. Joe was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com. CLARENCE MARTIN ALTHAClarence Martin, 95, of Altha, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012 in Marianna. He was born on February 2, 1917 in Calhoun County and had lived here all of his life. He worked on a dredge boat for a short time in Port Arthur, TX and served as one of the CCC boys during the Depression. He was a retired farmer, farming for 67 years and was a graduate of Altha High School. He was a member of Immonia Lake Hunting and Fishing Club for 60 years and a member of the Altha First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Martin. Survivors include two sons, Steve Martin and his wife, Brenda of L ynn Haven and Wayne Martin of Blountstown; a daughter, Juddie Barrett and her husband, Jim of Durham, NH; three grandchildren, Colby and Kendall Martin, Kaylei Cain and her husband, Sean; one great-grandchild, Aiden Cain. Services were held on T uesday, April 10 at Altha First Interment followed in the Chipola Cemetery in Altha. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. BOBBY LEE MCGHEE CALLA W A YBobby Lee McGhee, 68, of Callaway, passed away on April 9, 2012 at his home in Callaway. He was born February 29, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ebb and Willene Partin McGhee; one brother, Thomas McGhee; his in-laws, Perry Yoder and Savilla Schrock Yoder. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Alta Dawn McGhee; seven children, Stephen McGhee of Panama City Beach, Emmanuel McGhee and his wife, Jeanette of Bristol, Savilla McGhee of Bratt, Karla Grantham and her husband, Donny Joe, Perry McGhee and his wife, Amanda, Christine A yers and her husband, Drew, all of Blountstown and Bobby Joe McGhee of Callaway; sevbrothers, Johnny and Preston McGhee, both of Atmore, AL; three sisters, Christine Parker of T rinity, TX, Betty Ann Peacock of Atmore, AL and Angela DeVibiss of Foley, AL; many brothers and sisters in-law. The family will receive friends today, April 11 from 6-8 p.m. (CT) at Brocks Funeral Home, located on Hwy. 22 in Callaway. Services will be held Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m. (CT) at High Praise Worship Center located at 7124 E. Hwy 22 in Panama City with Reverend Joshua Gay Brocks Funeral Home in Panama City is in charge of the arrangements. Flowers may be sent to Brocks Funeral Home at 5907 Hwy 22, Panama City, FL 32404. Memorials may be made to the family as a love offering in care of High Praise Worship Center. MAY CUENIN MARIANNA May Cuenin, 90, of Marianna, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 in Marianna. She was born on April 22, 1921 in Wisconsin and had lived in Marianna for the past nine years, coming from Palm Bay. She was a retired real estate agent and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Marianna. She was a member of the Symphony Guild in Plantation and was on the Board of Realtors in Broward County. Survivors include several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 2 p.m. (CT) from the graveside at Calvary Cemetery in Sunny Hill Community in Washington County with Chaplain Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. CLIFF SNIDER BRIST OL Cliff Snider, 73, of Bristol, passed away on April 9, 2012 in T allahassee. He was a native of Canada and moved from Las Vegas to Bristol in 1988. He was a master gun smith and worked for many years at Old Dominion Gun Works in Bristol. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was preceded in death by his dear friend, Lamar Ford. Survivors include his daughter, Virginia Snider of T avier and his granddaughters, Jessica and Jordana and a great-grandson, Ethan, all of Canada. A private family service will be held at a later date. Bevis Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of the arrangements. 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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa CountyTALLAHASSEE Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is accepting applications now through May 11 for its Longleaf Legacy Landowner Incentive Program which offers Floridas non-industrial private landowners incentive payments for longleaf pine restoration. Longleaf pine forests once covered a vast range from Texas to Virginia, but have been reduced over time to accommodate other land uses, said Commissioner Putnam. These forests are highly valued for storms and for their yield of high quality wood products, biological diversity and scenic beauty. The program works to increase the acreage of healthy longleaf pine ecosystems in Florida by helping non-industrial private forest landowners to make the necessary investments required to establish and maintain longleaf pine ecosystems. Funding is provided through a grant and support by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Southern Company, USDA Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Program participants receive incentive payments for various land improvements completed including invasive species control, prescribed burning, longleaf planting and other functions that improve longleaf pine ecosystems and associated wildlife habitat. The program is offered for private lands in Florida counties located west of the Apalachicola River. Interested applicants should visit their local Florida com for program requirements and procedures. Qualifying applicants will be evaluated and ranked for funding approval. The Florida Forest Service manages over one million acres of public forest land while protecting over 24 mil lion acres of homes, forestland and natural resources.For more information about the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com or follow Commissioner Putnam on Facebook and Twitter.May 11 is application deadlineLongleaf Legacy Incentive Program for LandownersA fun technique to try in your vegetable plot is bale gardening. Using straw or hay bales to grow plants in is a great option for people who have limited mobility, for those whose garden soil is poor and for those who have little space to garden. Its an easy and lowcost way to create raised beds. They provide the perfect place to grow sweet potatoes, vining melons, and plenty of other vegetables. deavor is the straw or hay bale. The difference between hay bales and straw bales derives from that which they are made. Hay bales are comprised primarily of grasses. These grasses still have seeds attached to them. Straw bales are comprised of only the stalks of plants, such as grain plants. As a rule the stalks do not have seeds attached, although some seeds or grains may remain due to the inability of machinery to remove them all. Therefore, straw bales are preferred over hay since straw contains less seed than hay. Pine straw bales do not work well. The straw or hay bale should be tight and held together with two to three strands of twine, prefer ably made from a biodegrad able material such as sisal, but synthetic materials can also be used. Biodegradable twines should be positioned parallel to the ground to avoid their hastened decomposition. Place the bales in a location that is easily accessible and in an area that receives a minimum of six hours of full sun. Bales can be arranged based on space, type of production and mobility needs. You can also design the place ment of the bales for an attractive appearance. In any case, ease of maintenance should be considered when designing the garden. Next, the bales must be conditioned. Fresh straw bales must be watered and allowed to decompose for at least one to two weeks before planting. This is important because if seed or seedlings are planted into a fresh bale, the microbes in the bale will use any nutrients present to breakdown (or decompose) the straw depriving the growing seedlings of nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and other essential elements. Decomposition is an exothermic process meaning that substantial heat is released as the fresh straw is broken down. The heat can damage seed or seedlings placed directly into a fresh bale. Thus, old or preconditioned bales are necessary for bale gardening. To speed up the conditioning process you can apply a nitrogen rich fertilizer. The fertilizer will cause the middle of the bale to decompose and heat up. Repeat the fertilizer applications at regular intervals until a substantial temperature change (or spike) is no longer detected several inches deep in the bale. Generally, a bale is ready to be planted when the temperature remains fairly constant at a depth of about three to four inches. There are many published ways to condition a bale for vegetable gardening; take your pick. The idea is to accelerate the decomposition of the bale in order to create a perfect growing environment for the plant roots. One recipe for bale condition ing is available from the UF/ IFAS Clay County Extension MG/Haybale_garden.pdf. There are two ways to plant the conditioned bale bed. One way is to make pockets or holes about three to four inches deep by gently loosening and carefully removing a small amount of the straw. The number of pockets can vary depending on what you plan to grow. The other method is adding or spreading two to three inches of soil materials on the top of each methods, the growing medium can be compost or potting media. Once a growing season is over remove the old bale and start a new one. Its that easy.Theresa Friday is the Residential Horticulture Extension Agent for Santa Rosa County. The use of trade names, if used in this article, a guarantee, warranty, or endorsement of the product name(s) and does not signify that they are approved to the exclusion of others.On Saturday, April 14 from 9 to 11 a.m., Jackson County Extension Agent Rob Trawick will conduct a pruning workshop in Marianna. The workshop will begin with a little bit of classroom time that discusses the science behind proper pruning vs. improper pruning (or shearing). Topics will include how to make proper pruning cuts and how After which, an on-site demonstration will follow. The workshop is open to the public at no charge. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. To register, call (850) 482-9620. Registrants should bring a pair of shears and/or lopers.Pruning workshop in Marianna WANTS YOU!!!SWAT is making a strong effort to have a presence here in Calhoun County. SWAT 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 SWAT program, please see our SWAT 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. Grow vegetables in a straw bale GARDENINGUsing straw or hay bales to grow plants in is a great option for people who have limited mobility, for those whose garden soil is poor and for those who have little space to garden. A Reverse Mortgage may help you start enjoy ing life! Learn More. You may be eligible for a special mortgage program Under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Call Locally Michael J. Weltman MBA, CSA (850) 5566694. First Bank Mortgage, NMLS# 459867 MyRetirementMortgage. com. NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC Why shop with us? We beat major city prices! Carrabelle, Florida Call us at (850) 697-4383

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25 Kids celebrate Easter at Grace UnitedEarnie Sumner shares the story of Easter with children in Hosford Saturday afternoon. Brittany Fletcher gives Olivia Shuler a push on the swing.Church members, left, decorate a cross to place in front of the church on Easter Sunday. The group includes Earline Sumner, Timmy Graham, Curt Fletcher, Chris Fletcher and Paul Lampkin. Children searched through tall grass for their baskets. An old tractor proved to be a good spot for one little boy to locate a few more Easter eggs. JOE SUMMERS PHOTOS Riley Graham, Kent Hosford and Helaman Shuler set out lots of eggs.

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Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 $112,500Call (850) 674-5026Cabin FOR Sale ON Chipola River CARS2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R, Speck V. 130,000 miles on body, 30,000 miles on motor, racing style seats, racing tune suspension, $5,000. Call (850) 573-8087. 4-4, 4-11 AUTO ACCESSORIESFour BF Goodrich tires & rims, 35x16.5 8 lug, $250. Call (850) 258-4052. 4-4, 4-11Four Continental tires, 215-6016, good shape, $20 each or $60 for all. Call 643-8320. 4-4, 4-11Set of four 16.5 tires, brand new, $75 OBO. Call 597-2684 ask for Charles. 4-4, 4-11Set four tires, new 225/60 R16 Goodyear Viva2 with rims. Paid 4228. 4-4, 4-11 PETS/SUPPLIESSix full-blooded Jack Russell puppies, paws trimmed, tails clipped, six weeks old. One fullblooded Boston Terrier, eight months old, has had shots. One female full-blooded Jack Russel, 20 months old, has had shots. Call 491-7380. 4-11, 4-18Rottweiler/White English Bull dog mixed puppies, adorable and loving, $150 each, price negotiaing home. Call 447-1991. 4-11, 4-18Red Leopard horse, male, Appaloosa, nine-year-old gelding. Shots and worming up-to-date, needs an experienced rider. Call for more information 491-7380. 4-11, 4-1812 Chickens, six weeks old, straight run, $5 each. Call 4471349. 4-11, 4-18Rabbits and bunnies six big rabbits, $5 each or two for $7.50. Baby bunnies, $3 each or two for $5, ready in two weeks. Call 6439330. 4-11, 4-18Two dogs free to a good home: One miniature Collie, brown and white, and one Chihuahua, black and tan. Call 372-3468. 4-11, 4-18White bunnies, three weeks old, $8 each. Call 643-6992. 4-11, 4-18Seven baby bunnies, $10 each. Call 379-9400, leave message if no answer. 4-4, 4-11Window AC 110 unit, $50. Call 379-8075. 4-4, 4-11Window AC, G.E. brand, $60. Call 879-4228. 4-4, 4-11Gas 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 FURNITUREOak table with sleeves seats six (no chairs). Twin bed with headboard and footboard for a girl. In great condition, $100. Twin bed with headboard, has mattress set, $185. Glass stand with black and gold trim, 5 1/2 x 2 for $75. Call 557-7338. 4-11, 4-18Sleeper sofa, brand new, never used, $150. Table and two chairs, $50. Call 674-3264. 4-11, 4-18Ladder back chairs, $15 each. Single waterbed, needs frame, never used, $40. Grandfather clock, $35. Computer desk, $20. Call 674-3264. 4-4, 4-11Double bed mattress and box springs with gold brass headboard. Used about six times. Comes with mattress cover and sheets, $225 OBO. Call 674-8376. 4-4, 4-11Medium size roll top desk, like new, $125. Call 674-8376. 4-4, 4-11Big table lamp, lamp table, pair of night stands and ladys lounge chair, all for $120. Call 674-3264. 4-4, 4-11Living 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. UFNGood used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on SR 20, east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN TRUCKS1989 Ford utility van, in-line 6 cylinder, in good running condition, $600. Call 643-2450. 4-11, 4-18 2003 Chevy Tahoe Southern Comfort Edition, 2WD, 40,000 miles, fully loaded, 6 disc CD player, sunroof, DVD player, 3rd row seats, leather, $7,000 OBO. Call 447-3407. 4-4, 4-111995 Dodge Dakota, 6 cyl, 5 speed. Call 674-3264. 4-4, 4-11 1990 Chevy 1/2 ton, long wheel base, 305, V8 engine, automatic, AC, $2,000. Call 482-3775.4-4, 4-11 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 SALEScrap metal for sale. Call 6433509. 4-11, 4-18Portable building 24x32 with a 10x14 shed, can be lived in, needs to be moved. Call 5260114. 4-11, 4-18Candle holder, iron and foldable, $25 OBO. Outside light, 400 watt. Paid $500, asking $300. Four Safari pictures, 2x2 $25 each or $75 for all. Call 557-7338. 4-11, 4-18, great for girl or boy, $20. Bassinet, $20. Easy Rider baby carrier, $5. Call 5577338. 4-11, 4-18Four metal corner posts for building a shed and two 16 ft. long beams, $125 for all. Call 6748437. 4-4, 4-11Box of stainless steel silverware, $20 for box or 10 each. Call 674-8376. 4-4, 4-11File cabinet 25x 52, light gray, galvanized 30+ gallon water tank in excellent condition, 30 gallon lighter) in good condition. Contemporary coffee table with black stone base, chrome and two safety glass tops. Bike rack (holds 2 bikes) for car or truck. Great condition. Other miscellaneous household and decorative pieces. Call (850) 643-2228 or email ninaalli son@comcast.net for directions.4-4, 4-11Good 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 ELECTRONICSGateway desktop computer with keyboard and mouse. Make offer. Call (423) 248-6950. 4-11, 4-18Color TV, 15 inch with remote, $15. Electric Brother typewriter with table, $25. Call (772) 6460790. 4-4, 4-11Two LG Cell phones: Chocolate Touch, one Samsung Intensity, one LG bluetooth earpiece, $20$30 OBO. Call 879-4228. 4-4, 4-11 APPLIANCESWasher and dryer $400 OBO. Frigidaire upright freezer, $200 OBO. Whirlpool gold stainless 25 cubic ft. refrigerator, brand new, paid $2,200 asking, $1,500. Call 557-7338. 4-11, 4-18Dishwasher, portable, $200. Call 674-3264. 4-11, 4-18Rheem hot water heater, electric, 80 gal. capacity, $100. Call 674-8437. 4-4, 4-11 For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers.With lawn service 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RENTAL SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN You can a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL Phone 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN 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 REAL ESTATE Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing.Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 WANTED: Buy, sell & trade in the TINY TEACUP male, long haired. All shots and dewormed.Call 674-3532 New Home for sale in Altha3 BD, 2 BA, 1,200 sq ft with carport, 1/2 acre lot, Hardi siding, metal roof, tile and appliance package. Still time to choose your colors.$122,500Call 762-8185 or 447-20254-11 T 5-2

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, others are wondering if you are up to the challenge of doing something different and out of your comfort zone. This seems like just your style this week. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, butting heads in a easy to let things slide like will earn greater respect for being nonconfrontational. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, work on rebuilding a relationship that may once have taken a backseat to more pressing matters. You never know when you need to call in a favor. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, your stubbornness ap pears once you set your mind to something and get to the task at hand. This can have its pros and cons, especially at work. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you have exerted all your lessen the workload. Now could be the time to delegate some of your responsibilities to others. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, accepting help is not a weakness. While you may want to be an independent person, accept the help others have generously offered. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sometimes you want to play the role of the savior. While your efforts are generous, not everyone will accept your advice or your gestures. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Pick your battles, Scorpio, because not everything will necessarily go your way. There is no point in creating extra stress and grief for yourself. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, relax and open up to the ones you love. You may be liberating this can feel, especially when you do it frequently. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, lean on friends situation presents itself. Not everything has to be a secret this week; you can use some support. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, expect to see everything in black and white in the days ahead. This is alright, just avoid taking this perspective to the extreme. Sometimes you have to have faith. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things are changing some attempts to catch up.Week of April 8 ~ April 14APRIL 8 Julian Lennon, Songwriter (49) APRIL 9 Kristen Stewart, Actress (22) APRIL 10 Mandy Moore, Singer (28) APRIL 11 Joss Stone, Singer (25) APRIL 12 Claire Danes, Actress (33) APRIL 13 Rick Schroder, Actor (42) APRIL 14 Adrien Brody, Actor (39)Big Craftsman table saw, like new, $500. Call (850) 258-4052. 4-4, 4-11Troy-Bilt lawn tractor, 20 hp shift on the go 42 cut. Used three times, new battery, with 10 cubic ft. dump cart (never used). Paid 674-1201. 4-4, 4-11 HOMES & LANDOne acre of land near Fletcher Track, $6,000. Call 643-2642.4-4, 4-11 CAMPERS2007 Gulf Stream Conquest travel trailer, 8x26, sleeps six, separate bedroom with queen bed, full bathroom, all in excellent condition. Retail price $16,200, asking $12,200. Call 643-6315. 4-11, 4-182006 Fleetwood Morgan camper, 8x32 with one slide-out, $5,500. Call 762-2803. 4-11, 4-182006 Gulf Stream Cavalier, sleeps 8, 30 ft. bumper pull. No slide out, requires direct sewer hookup, has gas stove and electric hot water with working AC, $4,000 OBO. Call 447-1693. 4-11, 4-182006 Forest River travel trailer, 28 ft., has queen bed, bunk bed, one slide-out, hitch and sway bar, in excellent condition, very clean, $10,000. Call 639-2856. 3-28, 4-4 YARD SALEBRISTOL Yard sale Saturday, April 14, three family from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Located next to Methodist Church. clothes, something for everyone. Phone 447-0800. BECOME A VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOUNDATIONPHONE (850) 410-4642 Three kittens, six weeks old, 1 gray and 2 orange. Free to a good home. Call Sandra at 643-7149.4-4, 4-11 LOST & FOUNDLOST: Wedding ring, last seen Saturday, April 7 in Blountstown or Bristol. Possibly at one of the local stores or parking lots. Size 6 with 3 marques on each side of round center stone, yellow gold band. Reward offered for return, great sentimental value. Please call 643-3506 or 447-2374. 4-11, 4-18LOST: Walking stick, gold metal, adjustable, last seen April 4 in Marianna Walmart. Needed badly to be able to get around. Call 7623706 if found. 4-11, 4-18 WANTEDThree phase water pump and a 200 amp breaker box and pole. Call 237-1904 lease message if no answer. 4-11, 4-181995 Dodge Dakota, 4 cyl, 5 speed. Call 674-3264. 4-4, 4-111968 Chevy pickup with title, bill of sale and old registration. Needed for parts. Call (850) 573-1898. 4-4, 4-11 HUNTING & FISHING boat, 20 ft. with 90 hp Mercury with tilt and trim on a 2009 trail15 people or 2,670 pounds. Two 2011 batteries. Stainless and OEM prop, trolling motor mount, blue lens docking system and navigation lights. Canvas and mosquito net covers, 9 ft. Bimini top with zipper cover. AM/FM stereo CD player, two bass seats, live well, pop up changing station with a port-a-potty, a ladder, two 31 gates and one 36 wheelchair-accessible gate. $10,000 OBO. Call 643-1390. 4-11, 4-181979 20 ft. HydroStream Venus boat with trailer, no motor, $750. Call (850) 258-4052. 4-4, 4-111997 14 ft. Collins Craftglass boat with 25 hp Suzuki motor, oil injected, electric start, stick steering, motor guide motor, new Hummingbird depth $2,000. Call 482-3775. 4-4, 4-11Ammunition .38 cal. slugs, $30 for all. Call 879-4228. 4-4, 4-11 MOTORCYCLE & ATVs2002 Kawasaki Mean Streak 1500 will sell for $3,000 or trade for a boat of equal value. Call 8993028. 4-4, 4-11 TOOLS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT TERMS: *All items sell AS IS *5% Buyer Premium *cash, cashier checks or credit cards accepted, Other checks accepted with bank letter only Thursday, April 19 at 9 a.m.Tallahassee, N. FL Fairgrounds 2012 N FLORIDA/SO GEORGIAAUCTIONMidway Machinery & AuctionCall 576-5500 or visit, midwaymachineryandauction.comTrucks, vehicles & equipment from (8) area counties, utilities and bank repos*Late model Deere and Cat equipment; graders, backhoes, loaders, dozers *Ford & Sterling dumps *(8) tractors (Ford, Massey & Deere) *Gooseneck and lowboy trailers *(22) lawn service & recycle trailers *Mowers, generators, forklifts *(27) pickups; 1995-2006 *2008 Suburban *2002 Cadillac, 55K miles *Numerous other vehicles and miscellaneous

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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 Two-year-old Peyton Ford kneels down to pet a bunny that visited him during the Ford familys Easter gathering Sunday afternoon at Ford Farm Trail in Bristol. His cousin, Allie Roberts, also two, Aunt Tessa Ford and four-year-old Renner Roberts look on. JOE SUMMERS PHOTOBunnyVISIT TOP: Members of the River Town Squares do some dose-doing in the middle of the street during Fridays Moonlight Market in Blountstown. ABOVE: Alice Ebersole and Amelia Carver visit at the Market. RIGHT: Daisy Holli day works on a sketch.JOE SUMMERS PHOTOS Moonlight MarketMARIANNA The Florida Peanut Producers Association is pleased to announce the opening of their 2012 Scholarship A ward Program, effective April 1. Two $1,200 scholarships will be awarded to deserving high school seniors and/or college students. The applicant or someone in the applicants family must be an actively producing peanut grower, not necessarily a member of the FPP A. It is the intent of the Scholarship A ward Committee, however, that the award recipients attend a Florida junior college or fouryear university. Each winner will receive $600 when the scholarship winners are announced. The remaining $600 will be awarded after the completion of one semester and documentation of passing grades The Florida Peanut Producers Association is committed to helping further the education of young people in Florida and the scholarship program is evidence of our commitment, said Ken Barton, Executive Director of the FPP A. The FPP A welcomes all applicants. committee and all applicants will be winners, said Barton. For an application contact the FPP A Marianna, or call (850) 526-2590 or you can print the application off the The Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than July 1.Peanut Producers Association scholarship money available

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29 CHIPOLA COLLEGE AC Delco Service Center Rates as low as 2.85% (w.a.c) CHAD CAPPSSalesman of the Month Hwy. 20 Bristol 643-2264ApalacheeTheRestaurant 6 a.m. 9 p.m. 6 a.m. 3 p.m. Spring & Summer Whole Smoked Boston Butt available Saturday, April 14 after 3 p.m.$20 Brain Bowl team members are, from left: Caroline Peacock, Paul Kelson, Travis Bontrager, Annemarie Nichols and Adrian Carr.Chipola College brain bowl is best in state and nationMARIANNAThe Chipola College Brain Bowl team won Florida College System Activities Association Brain Bowl State Tournament on March 24 and Chicago at the National Academic Quiz Tournament on March 31. For the second year in a row, Chipola Canada. who played in the national tournament are: Travis Bontrager, Paul Kelson, An nemarie Nichols and Caroline Peacock. Chipola also recorded the second high Chipolas Paul Kelson was the top scorer among tossups with 52 powers. Powers are awarded when a player answers a question early to earn 15 points correct answer. Kelson averaged 81.48 points per II teams (only undergraduate students). Kelson is Chipola won the Florida College System Activities Association Brain Bowl State Tournament on March 24 in The state championship is Chipolas state titles. Chipola Brain Bowl Team ment are: Travis Bontrager, Paul Kelson, Annemarie Nichols, Caroline Peacock and Adrian Carr. tournament with 1145 points. Kelson tournament along with Travis Bontrager (Chipola, 355 points). Chipola swept all three major awards in the state tournament including championship team, high point MARIANNAChipola Colleges day, April 17, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola students, and Jazz Band. The audience Chipolas stage. sults and these students are sure to deliver again this semester. From jazz vocalists three theatrical productions, a popular crease programming in the new Center ity and to attract talent appropriate to instructional programming in addition Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or call April 17 spring concert to feature chamber singers, jazz band & guitar studentsMARIANNA Teach ers who use arts in the classroom will present their Chipola Regional Arts As sociation (CRAA) meeting Tuesday, April 17 at Jims at noon. music and theatre teachers port art programs in the area schools. This years were particularly competi tament to what a donation to The CRAA is in the years programs and the group hopes to increase its impact on the community. May 15 CRAA meetings. To include more people, the CRAA meeting, contact 2257.Mini grant recipients to present at CRAA meeting next Tuesday

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Regional/Linehaul *NO LAYOFFS* Good MVR. www.drive4sbi.com.Call Paul (800) 826-3413DRIVERS Exp. Tanker now taking job applications for the following positions: *CREW CHIEF* *IN STRUME N T MA N* *RODMA N* AND*CAD TE C H N I C IA N* Telephone SNELGROVEPANAMA CITY Ned Edward T aylor, 86, of Panama City (Deer Point Lake), passed away on April 7, 2012 in Panama City at his home where he wanted to be. Edward T aylor or Uncle Ned to all who loved him, was a dear uncle and a WW II hero. He served in the WW II A rmy, fought in France and over into Germany. He lost his right leg at the Battle of the Bulge at age 19 on March 3, 1945. He spent the next year in the hospital in Atlanta recovering. He didnt talk about the war for many years and never thought of himself as a hero. He was awarded many medals, including the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Ribbon, ET O Ribbon, Combat I nfantry, Four Battle Stars and the Bronze Star Medal. He moved to Panama City around 1985 from Orange. He owned a grocery store and gas station there for many years and really enjoyed the camaraderie of was born and raised in Blountstown to Hugh and Laura Y on T aylor. He had three brothers and four sisters. Ned was a good, quiet, solitary and intelligent man. Being disabled didnt keep him built a house and went to the beach with his family. Because he was disabled, he had a big giving heart to others with disabilities and gave generously to them. He gave to the DA V and individuals. Although he had no church background growing up, he knew what it meant to be a Christian because of his family and friends. He loved watching Billy Graham and never missed a crusade. He and his niece would watch reruns. He prayed the sinners prayer and accepted Jesus as his savior in 2010. He was preceded in death by his par ents, Hugh and Laura Y on T aylor; three brothers, Thaddous, Raymond and Jerry T aylor; four sisters, Ruth T aylor Writch, Doris T aylor Velkey, Nina B. T aylor (his twin sister) and Gladys T aylor Butram. Writch Basinger, who lived with him for the past 12 years and took care of him with so much love; Debra and Donna T aylor, both of T allahassee, Ginger Hyland of Ft. Walton Beach and Portia Doran of Virginia Beach, V A and three nephews. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 11 at 11 a.m. (CT) at Highland Park Assembly of God Church on East A ve in Panama City with Reverend receive friends 1 hour prior to service time at the church. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. (CT) in Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown. It would honor Ned if you gave to the local Wounded Warriors Project of the DA V. Many thanks to an angel the Lord brought into our lives to help Peggy take care of Uncle Ned, Delois Fisher. We also thank Omni Nurses and Covenant Hospice personnel, who cared for him with love and who gave great support to Peggy. Thanks to Dr. Michael Gorniosky and his nurse, Holly and other personnel at the Veterans Administration Clinic in Panama City Beach. Thanks to Dr. Angel Nunez and Dr. T ariz Mahmood. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. OBITUARIEScontinued from page 23 NED EDW ARD T A YLOR TA LL A H A SSEE T he transition from combat to the classroom can be sociology class for student-veterans at Florida State University is making headway in discovering the unique challenges they face, and how they manage those challenges, so their needs can be better served. The student-veterans in the Veter ans Research class are being taught research methods by interviewing other student-veterans about their ings will beused to enhance univer sity policy as Florida State strives to become the nations most veteranfriendly campus. There is a lot of research on veter ans in general, but less is known about the collegiate experiences of studentveterans, said Doug Schrock, an associate professor of sociology who teaches the class. The students are learning how to craft interview questions, recruit respondents, conduct interviews, analyze interview tranThe students recently shared pre transitioning into college, aca demic life and social life at Florida States 12 annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. two contributions to research on student-veterans, said Phil Lennon, a M arine Corps veteran who is majoring in sociology. They support other research that show student-veterans are moti vated and goal-oriented but sometimes feel alienated and different from other students. cant number of hardships faced by student-veterans do not stem from the classroom but rather manifest them selves through the administrative interaction between the university, the federal G.I. Bill apparatus and ultimately the individual studentveteran. The research suggests that studentout session held especially for them during the universitys new-student from the creation of a clearinghouse of information about local community support programs, as well as scholar ships, internships and campus jobs. ings again during Florida States inaugural Seminole Veterans Consortium, a campuswide meeting on the status of student-veterans. T he consortium will take place this month on the Florida State campus. funded by the Florida State Veterans Center, which was established in fall 2011. With a $1,000 grant from the center, Schrock purchased LiveScribe digital recording pens that the students are using to record their interviews. Financial support from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has been a crucial element of the class because it has enabled the recorded interviews to be ally transcribed. The students say they enjoy the camaraderie of the class and learn ing about other veterans experiences, but they especially like the fact that their work may help future student-veterans. I n this class we are working on something that is really meaningful and that can really have an impact, said Andrew Alvarez, a Navy veteran who is majoring in sociology and political science. Alvarez plans on pursuing a graduate degree in sociology after graduation. I learned from attending confer ences of the Collegiate Veterans A ssociation that veterans have a graduation rate that is about 50 percent lower than non-veterans, said Lennon, who also serves as the president of the FSU Collegiate Veterans Association. It is my hope that the class that close that gap.Class delves into challenges facing student-veterans

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Motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held Feb. 9 and special meeting Feb. 15 was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Amelia Smith with Community Action agency presented a plaque to the Liberty County Road Department for all the help and services that they provide their agency. Obie Harper with the Estiffanulga Volunteer Fire Department requested permission to hold a carnival on May 12 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Motion to approve contingent upon insurance approval was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. A Public Hearing was held concerning the amendment to the comprehensive plan. There was no public comment regarding the evaluation and appraisal report concerning the amendments. Tony Arrant said that the next Public Hearing will be next month. Motion to approve was made by Williams, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Tony Arrant discussed the Ben Watkins subdivision plat. The plat has not been signed. 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THE CALHOUN-LLIBERt TY J OURNALOURNAL CLLJNNews.com WEDNESDAY, AAPRILRIL 11, 2012 Vol. 32, NNo. 1550includes tax BBusiness news...10 AAlmanac...11 Weddings...12 BBirthdays.....13 OObituaries...23 Classieds...26 & 27 Jobs...30 SSheriff's LLog...2 BBristol man charged with sexual assault...2 BBroadband meeting held Tuesday...3 Commentary...6 & 7 by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorKlenton McLemore, whose brother, Tranum McLemore died at his Bristol home last week in what authorities say was a he took his own life. Monday night, he said that something just doesnt add up. He points to the fact that Tranums three young daughters were home at the time. It doesnt make sense that my brother, as much as he adored hurt himself with those children at home. On the website where his TV Klenton wrote in the comments section to question how Tranum, who was right-handed, could shooting himself in the left arm. Liberty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers said the shot went in the right side of his head and exited the left. Tranums uncle, Ward McDaniel of Wewahitchka, told The Journal he also has questions about what happened. McDaniel, who worked as an EMT for 15 years, said he was with family members when funeral Saturday. He said he couldnt determine which was the entrance wound and which was the exit wound. But he wonders how his at all with one wounded arm. that a shot from a 9mm would shot would put you down, he told The Journal Tuesday. It would normally be a knock down shot that would send your body into shock, he said. Multiple wounds are not normal in suicides, he said, adding, It needs more He added that one thing was girls, speaking of Tranums three daughters. He was also heartened to Blountstown Middle School, where Tranum was a coach, came to his funeral to pay their respects.McLLemores brother, uncle both question account of shootingby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorBRISTOL Winter McLemore remembers her husband, Tranum, as a good man who games with them, she said. He had a temper, she said, but they were able to joke about it. Its your world. We would laugh. about the win. This is no secret and he would he took this attitude with me and our marriage any domestic dispute between us. Until last week. know what snapped with Tranum that night. she said. What I do know is that was NOT my husband.A A QUIEUIET TAL ALK, A A SUDDENSUDDEN AA TTA ACK their 12-year-relationship. While she had always been fearful of him, Winter said, I this far. There were no warning signs made Winter admitted their marriage was in trouble. They had what she described as a particularly rough morning on Wednesday, teacher at Blountstown Middle School, left work and came home, aware that his wife day. He texted me numerous times throughout the day to request that we put the girls to bed early to talk, she said. I agreed and that is exactly what we did. She said they got ready for bed as usual, lamp on. They talked peaceably about an the girls sake. Winter stressed there was no argument, no was to come. The next thing I knew, Tranum was on top of my head, choking me with one hand and hitting with the other. She said he told her repeatedly, Ill kill you.See McLEMORE DEATHcontinued inside on page 3Wife describes night that ended with shooting death of husband Tranum McLemore of Bristol was found dead with three bullet wounds. Despite the unusual circumstances, the sheriff and coroner believe it was suicide.RIGHT: Gage Marshall reaches for another egg to add to his basket during Saturdays Kinard Community Easter Egg Hunt. See more from that days event on page 9. BELOW: Mary Emma Hosford dips an egg in blue dye to prepare for the egg hunt Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hosford. More photos from that event can be seen on page 25.Celebrating Easter Photo above by Daniel Williams; photo at left by Joe Summers Daisy Holliday does a sketch while visitors enjoy Fridays Moonlight Market in Blountstown PAGE 17 Kinards annual Easter Bonnet parade always includes plenty of colorful head wear PAGE 9

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Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks CalALHOUN COUNTYApril 2 Elisa Couch, VOP, CCSO. April 3 John Sangster, aggravated battery April 4 Gwendolyn Orshall, grand theft (Jackson County warrant), CCSO. April 6 Matthew Alexander Hall, failure to appear, CCSO. Charles Nathan Andrews, failure to appear, CCSO. Gregory Moore, improper exhibition Mary Jane Moore, disorderly intoxication, CCSO. Octavio Torres, battery (domestic), BPD. April 7 Amanda Tharp, possession of alcohol under 21, CCSO. Patrick Pippin, alcohol beverage sell, give to person under 21, CCSO. Laramie Whitten, possession of alcohol under 21, CCSO. Jason McCrary, domestic battery, CCSO. April 8 Erick Peterson, sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 ft. of place of worship, BPD. Ericka Bess, battery, CCSO. April 9 Albert Johnson, III, allowing unauthorized driver to operate motor vehicle, CCSO. James Stewart, battery (domestic), CCSO.LIBERTYTY COUNTYApril 2 Sidney Beckwith, Jr., battery, sexual battery, LCSO. Robert Taylor, VOSP, LCSO. Hector Morales, battery (domestic violence), LCSO. Jack Tyler Huff, burglary of a dwelling, petty theft, criminal mischief, LCSO. April 4 Gwendolyn Orshall, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 6 Mary Jane Moore, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 7 Amanda Tharp, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 9 Ericka Bess, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Deborah Ann Chambers, grand theft over $300 and less than $5,000, criminal mischief over $1,000, LCSO.SH H ERIFFS LO OGBlountstown Police Dept.April 2 through April 8, 2012Citations issued:Accidents.................................01 ..............................00 Special details Business alarms.........................01 Residential alarms.....................00 Complaints agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. A Bristol man was charged with sexual battery and battery after his girlfriend of one month told authorities he raped and beat her when she refused to have sex with him. The woman alleged that 21-yearold Sidney Beckwith Jr. forced himself on her three times when they were together the afternoon of March 8 until early the next morning. She wrote out a detailed 15-page report for investigators in which she also accused Beckwith of hitting her. She said they were in her car on a dirt road in Liberty County that was a short drive from the home of Beckwiths father when she was raped. While they were together, her cell phone signaled that she had a message. She said Beckwith picked up her phone and began texting on it as she got out of the car to put her clothes on. She said she thought about running from him but was unfamiliar with the area and did not know where she was. Beckwith then started questioning her about the dude that had sent her a message. She said Beckwith hit her in the face when she told him she didnt know who the man was. She said that later, when she handed a book bag belonging to Beckwith to him, he hit her again, this time so hard that she almost fell down. He later began apologizing to her, she said. Her bruises as well as a number of text messages from Beckwith to the man who had been contacting her were photographed. When interviewed by an investigator, Beckwith admitted he hit the woman because he felt she had lied to him about another man. Beckwith also acknowledged that his girlfriend had told him to stop when he started having sex with her the second time. He said he had consumed at least eight beers that day and told the investigator that he made poor choices when he drank. He was released from the Liberty County Jail after posting $17,500 bond.Woman alleges Bristol man raped her, struck herWoman charged with from home she turned over to cover debtsA Hosford woman was ar rested after the an air conditioning unit went missing from the mobile home where she was living located at 17565 NW Mer ritt Trail. Deborah Ann Chambers, 39, is charged with grand theft over $300 and criminal mischief over $1,000. The current owner of the mobile home said he loaned money to Chambers, who made only two payments before she agreed to sign a quitclaim deed and turn the trailer and property over to him. conditioner were gone. were attached to the home before Chambers left. Chambers was released on $10,000 bond. sidneySIDNEY becBECKwithWITH, jrJR Inmate charged with aggravated A 57-year-old inmate was charged with an altercation at the Calhoun County Jail around 10 p.m. on April 2. According to the arrest report, John Sangster attacked Correctional Ofcias, 30, as he was passing out eve ning medication. when he looked up, Sangster struck he backed out of the pod, Sangster came after him and tried to hit him again. Macias said he grabbed the inmate with both arms around his mid-section to bring him under control. Sangster then grabbed the and separated the two men. Sangster was then handcuffed. When asked about the attack, Sangster tapping on his window at night. In a written statement, Sangster said he grabbed of the proper authorities. TT een arrested for break-in and theft of iPod & pillsA tip that someone was trying to buy an iPod on Facebook led to the arrest of a Bristol teenager on burglary, petty theft and criminal mischief charges last week. Arrested was 18-yearold Tyler Jack Huff. A resident on Third Street came home April 2 to discover her bedroom window had been pushed in and several items were missing, including an iPod that had been beside her bed, along with two bottles of prescription medication. Deputies learned that a woman living two blocks from the site of the break-in was trying to buy an iPod on Facebook. When questioned, the woman said her daughter was contacted by Huff, who wanted to sell an iPod. Deputies located Huff hiding in the back yard of a home on Second Street. He admitted to taking the iPod and pills. He also said he was accompanied by another person during the theft, but would not name his accomplice. The iPod and the medication were recovered.jacJACK tyl TYLErR huHUFF Buy, sell & trade with an ad in THE CALHOUNL LIbBERtTY JOURNAL.

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APRIL 11, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 She said she lost consciousness twice and awakened in the bathroom. him repeat that he would kill me, she said. I knew this was the way I was going to die on this night. She said the second time she regained consciousness, Tranum was sitting next to her. She caught her breath and pleaded, Please dont kill me, we have girls. That startled him. He hurried backward, saying Im sorry over and over. This I know is when my Tranum came back. He got to his feet, ran out of the bathroom and blocked the door, trapping her inside. She continued to plead with him. He opened the door, looked at her and said, You better run fast because you dont want to see what I am about to do. door. I knew the girls were asleep in their beds and that he wouldnt hurt them, she said. I just knew I had to get help in that house for them and Tranum. The sound awakened their 10-year-old daughter. It was quiet when the little girl opened the door to her parents darkened bedroom to what her mother described as a dim mess and the smell of gun smoke. She ran to her room at the other end of the house and gathered her sisters, one just two years old, the other, over and over that momma was okay. DEPUTIES ARRIVE When deputies arrived at the familys home at 14222 NW Hoecake Road in Bristol, they were met at the door by the couples oldest daughter, who was crying. A neighbor told investigators he heard two gunshots, saw a vehicle leave the McLemore home and then heard some more shots. That says Tranum was alive when Winter left, her sister, Laurie Brandon, pointed out. Winter made the three mile drive to the sheriffs to deputies that she showed signs of being in an altercation. There were red marks on her neck. She had swelling and bruising around her eyes. Deputies found Tranum lying facedown on automatic pistol was under his left leg. Seven shell casings were recovered. A Leon County Coroner made the preliminary there were three gunshots in the body. The FDLE crime lab was on scene by 11 p.m. that himself, according to a news release from the sheriffs eight weeks to complete. According to Liberty County Sheriff Donnie shot, perhaps intended to make Winter stay with him and call for medical help. The second shot to his head was the fatal one. Conyers said the bullet went in to the right side and exited on the left side of his head. autopsy. went into the walls and one went through a window, he said. THE AFTERMATH Their oldest daughter knows some details of that night, her mother said. The two younger girls only know that their daddy didnt feel good and went to live in Heaven with their granddaddy and his pawpaw, she said. Winter is now trying to put the pieces of their lives together, with the help of her mother, Tina Rae Goodman and her sister, Laurie Brandon and the support of friends. They are aware there is much speculation about Tranums death. Those that love me have never questioned the events of that night, as there is only one story, and that is the truth, Winter said. Moreover, Tranum and I both know what happened and that is really all that truly matters. MCLemEMOreRE deathDEATHcontinueCONTINUED FroROM the THE FrontRONT Pa AGeE You better run fast because you dont want to see what I am about to do. Tranum MMcLemores last words, according to his wife, Winter.I knew he wouldnt hurt the girls because they were asleep in their beds. Winter M McLemore BROADBAND MEETINGArea technology workers and interested citizens gathered Tuesday at the Heritage Room at the library in Blountstown to learn more about the F Florida Rural Broadband P Project that is bringing high speed internet access to small communities in the panhandle. RIGGHT: D Dustin Jurman, CEO of Rapid Systems, a Tampa-based broadband operations company, explains the details of the much-anticipated project during the seminar. JOHNNY EUBANKS PPHOTOSBroadband services have a huge impact on local economies by accelerating business expansion, job creation and educational opportunities. Rural parts of Florida have fallen far behind urban areas in terms of broadband availability but that is now beginning to change. Driving the change is a $24 million dollar federal grant that is being used to build and add broadband infrastructure throughout the rural regions in Florida. Floridas rural counties in the panhandle, north central Florida and the Heartland region in South Florida. Providing broadband services, however, is only part of the equation. Teaching new users how to take full advantage of the internet is the next step. The Florida Learning Alliance and Workforce Florida, Inc. have taken the lead in an initiative to address broadband education issues. They have recently launched a multi-media campaign to teach new and novice users how to use the internet. The campaign centers on the development of an aggregate website that assembles topics such as healthcare, education, job services and internet safety as well as other important topics cess of learning by allowing the user to participate in a self-directed guided tour of the internet. According to Mary Bedford, the Executive Director of the Florida Learning Alliance, Many rural Floridians, including children, have not had an opportunity to take advantage of all the internet has to offer, especially in terms of education. High speed internet can change that and this website will help make new users more comfortable as they learn. Educators point to several advantages of high speed internet availability besides the obvious research capabilities. Rural students can have easier access to dual enrollment, digital books and collaborative home studies, for example. Internet safety is an important component of the website as new users may be unaware of the dangers of providing personal information. More importantly, the website guides parents on how to block inappropriate websites from being accessed. A free training session is scheduled for Calhoun County on April 24 from 3-4 p.m. (CT) at Blountstown High School. Please contact Lynn Gothard or Larche Hardy toll free at (877) 873-7232 to register for the class. Seating is limited and registraserved basis. The website was developed with input from regional advisory boards throughout Florida. It is available for use now at www. Broadband expansion creates need for internet trainingFree class offered at BHS from 3-4 p.m. April 24

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Thats 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! 5,328 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 Deven Lewis......Production Asssistant Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-F Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012THE CALHOUN-LLIBERtTY JOURNAL Wednesday, April 11 Monday, April 16 Tuesday, April 17 Sunday, April 15 Saturday, April 14 Thursday, April 12 Friday, April 13 TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Altha Vol. Fire Dept. AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center noon, Senior Citizens Center 5 p.m., Ag. Bldg., Conference Room across from Courthouse 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 1:30 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center, Blountstown. TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 6 p.m., Altha Community CenterTODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 11 a.m., Apalachee Rest. 5 p.m. Calhoun Attend the Church of your choice this SundayTrain DayVeterans Memorial Park 11 a.m.3 p.m. shop Quartet BIRTHDAYS ~ Trish Corrente & Ruth Wilder BIRTHDAY ~ Hali SmithMARIANNA St. Lukes Episcopal Church at 4362 Lafayette St., Marianna, invites you to come see their Fine Arts Series present a musical duet by Dr. Christine Yoshikawa on the Piano and Dr. Daniel Powell playing the Saxophone. The event is Sunday, May 6, at 4 p.m. and a Meet the Artists reception follows the concert. Donations accepted for the series. For more information call the church at (850) 482-2431.Fine Arts Series to present duet May 6BLOUNTSTOWN The descendants of John, Frank and Jimmy Vickery will hold their 59th annual family reunion on Saturday, April 21 at the W.T. Neal Civic Center in Blountstown beginning at 10:30 a.m. Please bring a covered dish lunch and soft drinks. Plates, forks, napkins, cups, and ice will be furnished. If you have any family history, or pictures that you would like to share please bring them. If you have any questions or need information call (850) 674-4317. set for April 21BRISTOL There will be a burn out shower for Jim and Celeste Shuler on Sunday, April 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bristol in the fellowship hall. The family is registered at Wal-Mart and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Come and show your support for this family in their time of need. For more information, call Anita at (850) 447-0800.Burn out shower to be held this SundayFree mens health seminar in AlthaALTHA The Calhoun/Liberty Health Department will be holding a mens health seminar on Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m. (CT) at the Altha Church of God. Roger Dutremble will be the guest speaker. This free seminar will focus on a variety of health-related topics. There will be dinner and give-aways. For more information, please call (850) 643-2415 ext. 245 and ask for Susan WEWAHITCHKA Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative will hold its 64 annual members meeting on Saturday, April 14 at its Highway 22 in Wewahitchka. The purpose of the meeting is to communicate information about the Cooperative, including the as well as serve as a social event for the entire membership. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. (CT) with each registered member receiving a $10 credit on his or her electric bill. Members will be given the opportunity to win prizes throughout the day, including the grand prizes, which are ten $100 credits to an electric bill. There will also be plenty of refreshments provided by GCEC and booths offering valuable information for the duration of the meeting. Beginning at 9:15 a.m., entertainment will be provided by The Back Forty band. There will also be a bounce house for the children. The business portion of the annual meeting will begin at 11 a.m. I invite all of our members to come and take part in our annual meeting, not only to be present for the business portion of the meeting, but also to enjoy food, prizes and entertainment, Gulf Coast Electric CEO/ General Manager Michael White said. Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative is part of the Touchstone Energy national alliance of local consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. GCEC serves approximately 20,500 meters in Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Jackson, Walton and Washington counties and in the municipalities of Wewahitchka, Ebro, White City, Lynn Haven, Fountain and Southport.Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative to hold annual members meeting on SaturdayBLOUNTSTOWN The Blountstown Public Library is getting ready for the next Arts Series Event From Spiritual Awakenings to Musical Journeys on Saturday, April 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Heritage Room will be the stage for author Peggy White Russ as she uses stories to describe her newly published book Wake Up. She will present the message of her personal spiritual unrest and the moment of her awakening. Peggys program will Next, outside in the courtyard will be Joan and Amy Alderman performing their original music, song and storytelling. The theme is journeys how we and our ancestors came to America and how the stories are a central element of our perunder the stars. Light refreshments will be served at intermission and as always this event is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy.

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APRIL 11, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTS Saturday, April 21at the SKeetEET DaA VisIS ArenaRENA Sam Atkins Park in BlountstownGates open at 5:30 p.m. & Performances start at 7 p.m. THeE 4THH AnnNNUaALRODEO R ODEOConcessions Available Prizes will be given away Dont missCalhoun CountysHOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTECOLLECTION DAYFREEFREE Saturday, May 5Were taking old computers and components at Calhoun County Recycling Center. PleaseLEASE, noNO GasAS cylinders CYLINDERS orOR eEXplosiPLOSIVesES. no NO coCOMMercialERCIAL wastes WASTES, householdHOUSEHOLD waste WASTE onlyONLY ed at a HAZ-MMATS are Hazardous Household M Materials and other Toxic Wastes CALL 674-8075 F FOR DETAILS The Calhoun County Calhoun Co. HERE HWY. 20 Blountstown BLOUNTSTOWN Poplar Head Baptist Church of Clarksville is sponsoring the All About The Box 5K Fun Run planned for Saturday, May 5 starting at 8 a.m at the Blountstown Depot. All proceeds from this event will go spemas Child project. Operation Christmas Child sends a message of hope to children boxes and is administered through Samaritans Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization led by Franklin Graham. the race and Ben Hall will be the MC for the event. Following the race, a $10 one-mile fun run for kids will take place. All kids who participate will receive a medal. The 5K is a timed event with eight age groups. It is $15 to preregister online at active.com or $20 to register the day of will receive a free t-shirt. All donations and gifts made by sponsors are tax-deductible. Please make all checks payable to Poplar Head Baptist Church. All sponsors will have their name printed on the Fun Run T-Shirt. Font size and boldness of the name will be determined by the level of sponsorship. All sponsors will also receive an All About The Box 5K Fun Run t-shirt as a token of their appreciation for your participation. To donate, sponsor or for additional information contact Pastor Russell Jones at (850) 674-4201.All About The Box 5K Fun Run at Blountstown Depot on MMay 5The 22nd Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival will be held on April the 28 and 29. Our family and pet friendly event will celebrate The Pirates of the Carrabellean at this years festival. Established traditions, new features and attractions, great arts and crafts, fresh local seafood and tasty festival treats promise all who attend a delightful time on Marine Street along the beautiful Carrabelle River and Carrabelle Wharf Park. Free admission Saturday, April 28 opening the gates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2012 SPECIAL EVENTS *Pirates of the Carrabellean: This years theme of Pirates of the Carrabelmob style street theatre from a pirate actors troop and a skit or two on the main stage near the pavilion. Vendors, volunteers and festival attendees are invited to join the fun by dressing as their favorite pirate and festival T-shirts and decorations will complete the motif at this years festival. *The Governors Stone: The National Historic Landmark Governors Stone will return to the Carrabelle River for this years festival. The Governors Stone is a 65 foot two masts schooner built in 1877. This wooden ship is a one of a kind and will be available for boarding and pictures. Weather and scheduling permitting, the vessel may be available for short trips out to the bay. Opportunities to join the Friends of the Governors Stone will be available. Check at the dock south of the main stage for more information FESTIVAL SIGNATURE EVENTS Fashion Show: Returning to grace this years riverfront festival at the Car rabelle Wharf pavilion are the fabulous models of Carrabelle Riverfront Festivals Fishy Fashion Show. Each year the outrageous DOs and DO KNOTs of coastal couture are revealed with of Lanark and Jan Neshat of Eastpoint present the annual Fishy Fashion Show collec tion. Show time is Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Carrabelle CARES Stage. Also returning to the festival as a headline event, Carrabelles home-town version of the wildly popular Procession of the Species will highlight the wild and wonderful denizens of the forgotten coast. Carrabelles Procession of the Species is an annual springtime march and symbolic retreat to the pine trees and swamps of the Panhandles Forgotten Coast. The procession begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Carrabelle Wharf Pavilion. Parade: Not to be out done, the four-legged friends will be on the march in this years Franklin County Humane Societys Pet Parade. Pet-acured and pampered, full family friends are prancing for their less fortunate kin. Stop by the Humane Societys booth and adopt one of our forgotten friends and provide a warm and loving home. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Carrabelle Wharf pavilion. FESTIVAL ATTRACTIONS Folks interested in the wilder side of Carrabelle may want to explore the untamed wilderness of the Carrabelle Riverfront Festivals New Nature Walk (Ave C). This festival attraction features touch tanks and exhibits teeming with marine life, mammals, birds, reptiles and various critters of the forgotten coast. This years nature trail is being coordinated and hosted by FAMU. There will be a special gulf coast educational treasure hunt with prizes on the nature trail. Be sure and learn all about our natural world. Carrabelles three muse ums will celebrate the rich cultural, historical and of the area along the New Museum Walk (Ave B). The Carrabelle History Museum, the Crooked River Lighthouse Museum and the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum will feature various displays, tours and exhibits highlighting various incarnations of Carrabelles past. Regional history museums and archaeological exhibits will also be in attendance. History walks and boat tours up the Carrabelle River are available for those interested in exploring the areas past. On Marine Street near Ave C, the Carrs Hill stage, will present the historical stylings of Ken Horne and Howard Pardue. Visitors are invited to join one of the historic walking tours leaving at scheduled intervals from the Carrabelle History Museum. Saturday, in its traditional location near the festival entrance, the Friends of the Franklin County Public Library kidZONE will delight children with a number of activities and attractions. A Reading Corner, a pirates treasure hunt for toddlers, arts and crafts for kids, and coloring contest are among the activities planned for kids by kids is the librarys interactive area. FESTIVAL HOST, PARTNERS AND SPONSORS The Carrabelle River front Festival is hosted by the City of Carrabelle each year on the fourth weekend in April. Carrabelle organization, is coordinating the festival on behalf of the City and the community Various organizations from the Carrabelle Community will be hosting special venues, events, exhibits and attractions throughout the festival area over the two day celebration. The 22nd Annual festival is sponsored in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council, INNOVIA Consulting Group, and Centennial Bank. For more information, call Steve Allen at (850) 320-8225 or check out: www.carrabelleriverfrontfestival.com.

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA recaRECAP oOF recentRECENT obOBSerER Vation ATIONS by BY lateLATE niNIGhtHT tV TV hoHOStTS.CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS SSarah P Palin co-hosted the Today show. S She did a pretty good job, and they want to bring her back for a new version of Where in the World is Matt Lauer? What theyre going to do is release Matt into Central P Park, and then S Sarah will track him down Hunger GGames style. JAY LENOThe sister of F Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is making a reality show about young people in the tech world while the sister of the MySSpace founder is making a reality show about a guy who has to move in with his sister. JIMMY FF ALLONThe earths population is now well past 7 billion candidate they really like. JAY LENOThe protesters say G Google is underestimating the dangers of merging man with machine. Well, theyre a little late to stop that half-man, half-cyborg thing. Theyre already here. One of them just captured the Republican nomination. CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONRecently at the White House, P President Obama admitted hes a Trekkie. Although Trekkies say he doesnt qualify because he has a wife and a job. ConanONAN OBrienRIENMitt Romney went three for three by winning the primaries in Maryland, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. Not to be outdone, Rick S Santorum went three for three by offending women, atheists, and Latinos. JIMMY FF ALLONThere is a strange new law making its way through the Arizona Legislature that would make it illegal to post negative comments on the Internet. The penalty for annoying or offending someone is up to six months in jail. That is good. Theyre always saying the prisons arent full enough. JIMMY KIMMELMitt Romney is catching heat for a possible violation of election rules. He was at a sub shop handing out free sandwiches. S Special Romney sandwiches they come on really, really white bread. JIMMY KIMMELCongratulations to Mitt Romney. He won the Wisconsin primary. He won the state of Wisconsin because of his pro-cheese position. DAV VID LETTERMANRepublicans are now starting to accept the fact that Mitt Romney will be their nominee for president. But you know, theyre not that excited about it. Its kind of like starting to accept that youre going to prom with your sister. JAY LENOWe learned that Mitt Romney is building a car elevator in his house. An elevator for your cars. I get the feeling this guy wants to be president so he has a place to live while hes remodeling his beach house. BILL MAHEROh, heres your tax dollars at work. This is what makes people furious. The head of the GS GSA, a woman named Martha Johnson, has resigned after they found out she spent over $830,000 on a four-day government conference in Las V V egas. And the president is furious. Not P President Obama, the president of China. Its his money. Its his money she spent. JAY LENO Kim Kardashian said that she wants to be a more private person. Then she was like, And you can see me try in my new reality series Kim Kardashian: PPrivate PPerson. JIMMY FF ALLONIs Americas judicial system biased?James Madison, one of the Founding Fathers, was very smart in the drafting of the Constitution. Madison recognized that a national government could pose a tyrannical threat to its citizens. Constitutionalists and historians believe that Madisons concept of the separation of powers of the national government was a stroke of genius because it guaranteed a check and balance between the activities of the three major branches of government. In Madisons concept of separation of powers, the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches are all equal; however, the judiciary is the ing. Both Republican and Democratic presidents attempt to pack the Supreme Court. President George Bushs appointment of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, both conservative judges, was no accident. Bush wanted justices that would protect conservative issues that come before the Court. President Obama appointed liberal judges to protect liberal issues that might come before the Court. President Franklin Roosevelt was noted for his attempts to pack the Supreme Court with his allies. Ironically, it was a Democratic dominated Congress that prevented Roosevelt from packing the court. President Kennedy wasnt happy with his appointee, Justice Byron White. President Richard Nixon wasnt happy with his appointee, Justice Harry Blackmum. Why are presidents unhappy with their appointees to the Supreme Court? Presidents discover that after joining the court, the justices have a mind of their own and fail to vote along political lines. To the citizen on the street, the Supreme Court is a 5-4 court. Four justices that tend to vote for the conservatives and four vote for liberal issues. Justice Anthony Kennedy is known as the swing vote. Sometimes Kennedy votes with the conservatives on the court and sometimes with the liberals. Which means that Justice Kennedy is probably the America. When conservatives dislike a judges ruling, they label him or her as an activist judge. Liberals do the same. The Supreme Courts upholding of Citizens United, which allows for unlimited anonymous donations to political campaigns, sticks in the craw of most Americans except those interested in buying politicians like buying a can of beans. The Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare is before the Court for a decision on the constitutionality of coverage clause. For three days, the Court heard arguments from the government and the states opposing the law. The hearings were recorded and made available to the public. I listened to all of it. The conservative/ liberal bias of the Court was evident. Justice Antonin Scalia displayed the most obvious conservative bias against the Affordable Care Act, but the overriding sentiment of the Court that Congress can deal with the difAccording to Associated Press reports, Justice Kennedy drew laughs when asking a lawyer describing what Congress would want the Court to do. Justice Kennedys question to the lawyer was, Is that the real Congress or a hypothetical Congress? Supreme Court justices arent the only people who question whether the Congress is up to the task of dealing with the serious, complicated issues that confront us as a society. The average person knows that Congress isnt up to the task of dealing with our collective issues in an unbiased manner. That is why the publics approval rating of the Congress is only about 10%. The relationship between the three branches of government is severely skewed. The president can propose budgets and various legislative initiatives, but the Congress ignores the Presidents overtures. The Congress passes laws, but the President can veto the legislation. The Senates 60vote rule to get proposed legislation factor in the inability the Congress to deal with serious, complicated issues. ambush each other when attempting to bring proposed legislation to the A cornerstone of democracy is our belief that the U.S. Supreme Court is unbiased. We believe, or would like to believe, that Supreme Court justices will ignore their biases in their decisions on issues that affect all of us. Supreme Court justices arent infallible. The 1857 Dred Scott Decision is a black mark on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court ruled that people of African descent brought into the states as slaves were not protected by the Constitution. The 14th Amendment resolved that issue. Many people think that the Courts ruling on Citizens United which permits unlimited funding for political action committees is one of those Dred Scott moments. Anonymous donors can buy the Presidency and other political positions. The American people distrust the President, the Congress and the Supreme Court. Thats not good. As dence that the Supreme Court is an unbiased court of last resort. The Courts ruling on the Affordable Care Act will determine the Courts bias. If the court rules 5-4 on ObamaCare, either for or against, it enced by politics. A 9-0 ruling for or against ObamaCare will be an indication of judicial independence.

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APRIL 11, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 COMMENTARY WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WelELFare ARE: Its time to cut out the middle manWASHINGTON We opposed it in 1996; we oppose it today. So-called welfare reform was President Bill Clintons true low point. The party with a heart, the party claiming to be re our brothers keeper, must lead the war on poverty. Instead, Clinton abandoned these Democratic mainstays and chose to prove he was a centrist by ending welfare as we know it. It was a decision supported by anecdotes, not facts. The Reagan era gave us images of welfare queens, those people who abused the system and lived well on the dole. But for every welfare queen how many of our fellow citizens were living in dire, hopeless straits? The answer, thanks to welfare reform, is many more today than in 1996. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the welfare rolls have been cut by more than 50 percent since 1996, while unemployment and poverty exacerbated by the Great Recession have soared. It is unconscionable that the wealthiest nation in the world even has poverty and homelessness let alone in such numbers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty as of 2010. In 2007, just before the recession began, the National law Center on Homelessness and Poverty estimated that approximately 3.5 million people were likely to experience homelessness. But homeless people make up a below-the-radar demographic that The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, which replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children, placed time limits on aid. In 1997, Congress passed Welfare-to-Work grants, and politicians of many stripes hailed these laws for providing workfare, not welfare. But then the Great Recession hit. Unemployment doubled, and destitution became rampant, exposing these heartless laws for what they are. The problem is that impoverished and homeless people tend not to vote. They are virtually without a political voice, and American politics moves in waves. We are currently in one of those political groups rather than noble ideals, and posterity moments. President Lyndon Johnson initiated a War on Poverty, and it is time to reenergize it. Interestingly, it is possible to achieve victory in that war while actually saving taxpayer money. The current system operates on federal grants to states, but with so few strings that various states are able to divert the funds to other uses. The old system provided unlimited funds as long as the states matched them. The new system limits the funds, and states often do not match them, thereby by making the situation even worse. The solution is to cut out the middle men, the states. Let the Social Security system make payouts directly to the needy. The cost savings could be enormous; the resurrection of our national 2012 U.S. NewsEWS SynYNDicateICATE, IncNC.

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 Salary Fee County Judge*James Kevin Grover $134,280 6 $5,371.20 85 Supt. of SchoolsTommy McClellan $91,694 4 $5,500.44 85 Clerk of CourtRuth W. Attaway$91,674 4 $5,500.44 85 Prop. AppraiserTerrell L. Stone$91,674 4 $5,500.44 85 Tax CollectorBecky Smith$91,674 4 $5,500.44 85 Sup. of ElectionsMargie E. Laramore $75,007 4 $4,500.42 85 Sheriff David L. Tatum$100,290 4 $6,017.40 85 Co. Comm. D-1Danny Ray Wise$25,979 4 $1,588.32 17 Co. Comm. D-3Don Miller$25,979 4 $1,588.32 17 Co. Comm. D-5Harold Pickron$25,979 4 $1,588.32 17 School Bd. D-1*Danny Ryals$24,268 4 $ 970.72 17 School Bd. D-4*Kenneth Speights $24,268 4 $ 970.72 17 Salary Fee County Judge*Kenneth L. Hosford $134,280 6 $5,371.20 42 Supt. of SchoolsSue Summers$89,630 4 $5,377.80 42 Clerk of CourtRobert Hill$89,630 4 $5,377.80 42 Prop. AppraiserPatricia S. $89,630 4 $5,377.80 42 Tax CollectorMarie G. Goodman $89,630 4 $5,377.80 42 Sup. of ElectionsMarcia Wood$73,041 4 $4,382.46 42 Sheriff Donnie E. Conyers $98,225 4 $5,893.50 42 Co. Comm. D-1Albert Butch Butcher $23,466 4 $1,407.96 42 Co. Comm. D-3Jim Johnson$23,466 4 $1,407.96 42 Co. Comm. D-5Edward Kevin Williams $23,466 4 $1,407.96 42 School Bd. D-1*Logan E. Kever$23,269 4 $ 930.76 42 School Bd. D-2*Thomas W. Tommy Duggar $23,269 4 $ 930.76 42 Nonpartisian Last Day to Qualify By Petition May 7, 2012 at 12 Noon (local time) Last Day to Qualify By Paying Fee June 8, 2012 at 12 Noon (local time) The Calhoun-Liberty Journal now offers ComeOME inIN soonSOON and AND letLET usUS helpHELP you YOU scheduleSCHEDULE your YOUR campaignCAMPAIGN ad ADVertisingERTISING and AND printingPRINTING ordersORDERS.Theyre back. Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation regional law enforcement commander for the in a continued effort to educate boaters about these Whats the best course of action for avoiding a collision? months in Gulf waters. Theyre back; Sturgeon returning to Suwannee River CANDIDAt TE UPDAt TEThe Calhoun County Sheriffs race has stown Police Chief Glenn Kimbrel (D) has (NPA) and Roman Wood (D). seek re-election. mothers duties as Calhoun County Clerk of Danny Ray Wise and Ray Howell. All will run as Democrats. tendent of Schools race in which incumbent rie Goodman (D) will seek another term.

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APRIL 11, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Kinard Community celebrates Easter The ladies (and at least one gentleman, shown at left) donned their colorful Easter bonnets to celebrate the season at Saturdays Kinard Community Easter Egg Hunt. Folks of all ages took part in the cake walk, including Audrey Hall and Joshua, at right. Little Kinsley, below, gets some helps from Grant Marshall as she moves to a new square. Carly McWaters, shown at bottom, discovers a bright pink egg under the slide. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS Joshua Hall, above, and Walker Bailey, left, enjoy a ride down the slide.

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012by Liberty County Chamber of CommerceMELBOURNE National Solar Power Partners has reached a major milestone in its plans to build solar energy facilities totaling 700 megawatts (MW) in Florida by completing an agreement to acquire several million advanced solar panels from SolarWorld, the largest solar-technology manufacturer in the Americas. The projects in Gadsden, Hardee and Liberty counties will showcase National Solars renewable-energy leadership by enabling institutions and investors to help establish U.S. renewableenergy infrastructure. In partnership with Hensel Phelps Construction Co., National Solar signed a purchase order with SolarWorld, a vertically integrated U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years, following lengthy review that included a tour of SolarWorlds manufacturing facility in Oregon. National Solar chose SolarWorld based on the high quality of its products and its corporate culture focused on sustainability and community partnerships. Were very excited about this partnership, which is a great cultural James Scrivener, CEO of National Solar, based in Melbourne. We are committed to helping make the United States the world leader in renewable energy, and this partnership gives us the building blocks to produce clean energy domestically. Best of all, we will be using U.S. technology that will create thousands of jobs for Americans and help ensure U.S. energy Harnessing the unlimited energy source that gives the Sunshine State it nickname, the company eventually will generate 400 MW of power at its Gadsden County facility, 200 MW in Hardee County and 100 MW in Liberty County. Combined, the projects are an integral part of an investment and deployment paradigm shift that is taking place as solar becomes an essential and economical part of the nations energy mix. SolarWorld looks forward to being a partner in this far-reaching Americas, the companys commercial unit. National Solar Power is a recognized innovator, and its projects in Florida are truly exciting developments in the renewable-energy supply The solar farms will be built out in segments of 20 MW on about 200 alone will utilize more than 100,000 solar panels, and the entire project will require millions of SolarWorld panels. National Solar is on track to Hardee County later this year. Hensel Phelps, a world leader in construction that remodeled the Pentagon after the 9-11 attacks in 2001, will design, build and operate the solar farm projects for National Solar. SolarWorld develops all phases of the manufacturing value chain, from raw materials through turn-key solar systems of all sizes. The groups largest production facilities are located in Hillsboro, OR. and Freiberg, Germany. SolarWorld employs about 3,300 people worldwide and more than one-third of them in the U.S. As part of the effort to fund its renewable-energy projects, such as the solar projects in Gadsden, Hardee and Liberty counties, National Solar recently announced the creation of Green Infrastructure Partners LLC. Green Infrastructure offers a platform for institutions and accredited investors to participate in the inevitable transition to a renewable energy infrastructure in the United States, while enjoying competitive risk-adjusted returns on their capital. Green Infrastructure is externally managed and advised by Solar Capital Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Solar Power Partners LLC. National Solar has executed power supply agreements for more than three gigawatts of solar farms in the U.S. Southeast. National Solar anticipates much of the power produced by its solar farm projects, particularly energy production during the summer months, will be used to shave peak requirements for power generated from fuels such as coal or gas. A market leader in utility-scale solar power solutions, National Solar is uniquely positioned within the marketplace to offer cost-effective solar power solutions on the utility scale. Learn more about National Solar at www.natlsolar.com.ACCEPTING NNEW PPaA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD NOTICECITY OF BRISTOL2012 APPLICATION PERIOD FOR SEWER IRRIGATION RATE ANNOUNCEDRESIDENTIAL USERS of the Bristol Municipal Wastewater System who wish to have a may apply for an irrigation rate for sewer services by making application to the City of NW Virginia G Weaver Street, Bristol, Florida during regular business hours (8 a.m. 5 p.m.) Now April 20, 2012. The Sewer Irrigation Rate will be determined as follows: A three month water usage average will be calculated utilizing the usage reFebruary, and March water bills, discarding the highest bill and using the 3 lowest bills for calculation purposes set forth in City of BrisQuestions regarding the Sewer Irrigation Rate may be addressed to Robin M. Hatcher, NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, Cataracts?Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many.Lee Mullis M.D. and Cataract SpecialistSmart Lenses SMDr. Mulliss Smart LensSM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses.Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 1600 Jenks Ave., Panama City(850)763-6666 BUSINESSNational Solar Power reaches key milestone in FL Solar Farm projectsThe projects in Gadsden, Hardee & Liberty counties will showcase National Solar by enabling institutions and investors to help establish U.S. renewable-energy infrastructure.CALHOUN COUNTY The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce is working with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Gulf Coast State College and the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) to offer free counseling in our Analyst will visit Calhoun County on the second Thursday of each month and be available for appointments in the Calhoun The SBDC prides itself on providing existing small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs with high quality management counseling, entrepreneurial training and information access, enabling them to maxi mize their businesses growth, competitiveness These services are targeted to those interested in:Starting a Business Increasing Sales Reducing Costs Improving Cash Flow Winning Government Contracts Obtaining Financing Improving Manage ment SkillsOne-on-one counseling is provided by trained and ness Analysts (CBAs). Counseling sessions are personalized, free of charge. Areas of business assistance range from new venture planning, to marketing, acness Analysts will help you develop:Business Plans Marketing Plans Feasibility Studies Market Research Loan Proposals Accounting Systems Personnel Plans Employee Manuals Strategic Plans In addition, specialized assistance through the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program serves as a clearinghouse of business and technical assistance for veterans interested in starting or growing a business. A counselor can help conduct research, counsel veteran entrepreneurs, and educate veterans on a wide variety of business topics. To set up an appointment with CBA Quen Lamb on Thursday, April 12, contact org. All counseling is condential.Calhoun County Chamber partners with SBDC to offer free counseling servicesBusiness Counselors will visit Calhoun County on the second Thursday of each month

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Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away.K102.7 is the voice of the LCHS Bulldogs, the BHS Tigers and the Florida GatorsSPECIALTY POOSTS Flat Face FACTO ORY SECONONDS6'6" Posts, Top Size, under 2" 2-3" 3-4" 4-5" 5"+ ItemsTEMS subjectSUBJECT to TO a A Vailability AILABILITY Liberty Post & Barn Pole Inc.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (Off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995WE'VE GOtT t THE FENCE POStTS t T O MEEtT YOUR NEEdDS. Almanac.com FOR RECIPES, GARDENING TIPS, AND WEATHER FORECASTS, VISIT:The Old Farmers Almanac After finishing your taxes, celebrate the birthday of born on April 15, 1452. Besides the Mona Lisa and other major works of art, da Vinci left some of the most prolific literary notebooks of any of our great genius minds. There were notebooks on human anatomy, the science of painting, and architecture. He also studied and depicted his knowledge in drawings and text on the subjects of hydraulic engineering, botany, geology, and other subjects. According to Leonardo, the key was simply in knowing how to see. Cdente, then drain. While the pasta is cooking, saut the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add the chopped broccoli and lemon juice and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until tender. Serve over pasta and garnish with Parmesan cheese, as desired. Best days to go campingBest days to harvest belowground crops Moon runs lowOrthodox Easter If the Sun goes pale to bed, twill rain tomorrow, it is said. To reduce a fever, drink warm lemonade. On April 12, 1954, Bill Haley and His Comets recorded Rock Around the Clock. FOR RECIPES, GARDENING TIPS, AND WEATHER FORECASTS, VISIT: If the Sun goes pale to bed, twill rain tomorrow, it is said. If the Sun goes pale to bed, twill rain tomorrow, it is said. On April 12, 1954, Bill Haley and His Comets recorded Can I change the color of the hydrangeas in my yard? F. L., New Bern, N.C. The pH of your soil is what determines the color of hydrangea blossoms, and you can alter the pH to get the result ers, the pH has to be between 4.5 and 5.5. must raise the pH to between 7.0 and 7.5 by liming the soil. If you thought you were growing blue hydrangeas and some came out pink, a nearby concrete foundation may be the culprit.Can I start new African daisies from plant cuttings? K. P., Scranton, Penn. Yes, you can start new plants from cuttings. Snip off a shoot, trim off some of the lower leaves, and stick it into a pot of moist compost. Place the pot out of direct sunlight. Water enough to prevent the compost from drying out. The cuttings should root within a few weeks. To check whether from the same plant.I read that housewives used to add marigolds to butter. What does that do? C. C., Attleboro, Mass. Marigolds helped to color the butter and possibly added some vitamin A. In Eliza Smiths book, The Compleat Housewife: or Accomplishd Gentlewomans Companion (1753), she describes a process for making butter that contains marigolds for added color. The marigold she speaks of may have been the pot marigold nalis), better known as calendula and commonly used both as an herbal remedy and for culinary uses. Most often used externally (on babies for diaper rash, on adults for varicose veins or hemorrhoids or sometimes as an eyebath for conjunctivitis), calendula was also considered good for internal use. It is full of vitamin A and considered healing to tissues and mucous membranes. heads mainly add color. If you decide to experiment with this, it would be important not to confuse calendula with the French marigold (Tagetes patula), which is used in insecticides and herbicides and for wart removal. Thats a very different pot of gold altogether! roots have formed, check to see if roots are protruding from the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot or give the cutting a gentle tug to feel whether it is anchored in the pot. A few shoots may wither and die before rooting takes place, so take several cuttings APR. 9, MONONDAY -Easter Monday. Moon at ascending node. Arnold Palmer won his third Masters Tournament, 1962. Actress Kristen Stewart born, 1990. APR. 10, TUESDAY -Moon runs low. Pluto stationary. N Newspaper publisher and founder of Pulitzer Prize Joseph Pulitzer born, 1847. Comedian Sam Kinison died, 1992. APR. 11, WEDNNESDAY -President Lincoln made his last public speech. He gave the speech at the White House and spoke of the reconstruction of the south, in particular Louisiana, 1865. APR. 12, THURSDAY -Conjunction of Pluto and the Moon. The polio vaccine developed by Dr. Salk was found to be successful after subjection to a year of clinical trials, 1955. APR. 13, FRIDAY -President Thomas Jefferson born, 1743. Charles O Osgood be came host of CBSs Sunday Morning, 1994. If fowls roll in the sand, rain is at hand. APR. 14, SATURDAY -N New Jerstate aid for public roads, 1891. James Cash Penney opened Wyoming, 1902. APR. 15, SUNNDAY -Second Sunday of Easter. O Orthodox Easter. Mars stationary. President Lincoln called for 75,000 Union militia volunteers, 1861. J.C. Penney Joseph Pulitzer

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 Authorized DealerEALER of EDDIE NOBLES LAndND CleLEARinING Call Eddie Nobles at (850) 643-5390 or (850) 447-0449 or Chas at 447-0849Located in Bristol Land clearing, excavation and root raking: rra ah s Hey Miss Kay, Thank you for 55 fabulous years. Maybe we could go dancing just one more time. But well probably have to settle for black & white Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote re-runs. I love you, Ferrell Roscoe and Stephanie Holley of Telogia are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Candice Priscilla Holley of Telogia to Nicholas Lee Gregg of Bristol. He is the son of David Gregg of Quincy and Tracy Gregg of Mt. Pleasant. Candice is the granddaughter of the late Thomas and Eleanor Bodiford of Telogia, the late Ferrol Holley of Hosford and Josephine Holley of Hosford. Nicholas is the grandson of John and Nita Kennedy of Quincy and Linda Walker of Greensboro. The bride to be is a 2007 graduate of Liberty County High School and is currently a registered nurse with the Twin Cities Hospital of Niceville. The groom to be is a 2007 graduate of Liberty County High School and is currently enrolled with the dental program at University of Alabama at Birmingham that will begin in the fall of 2012. The wedding and reception will take place on Saturday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m. (CT) at The Destin Bay House in Destin.Holley, Gregg to marry in Destin this Saturday weddingsDr. and Mrs. Clifford Bristol of Bristol, are pleased to announced the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Newell Bristol to Bruce Wheat Kirbo, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Wheat Kirbo, Jr. of Bainbridge, GA and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kirbo of Bainbridge, GA and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Carlyle Cloud of Climax, GA. Natalie is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Golden and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Peacock, all of Blountstown. The two will wed on St. Joe Beach Sunday, May 13 with a reception following. Invitations have been sent. She is a graduate of Robert F. Munroe Day School and the University of Florida. She will graduate from Florida State University School of Law in May and has accepted a job offer from Thomasville National Bank in Thomasville, GA. The prospective groom is a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Valdosta State University and the University of Georgia School of Law. He is an attorney in Bainbridge, GA Attorney At Law, LLC.Natalie Bristol, Bruce Kirbo to exchange vows in May 13 St. Joe beach ceremony Call Beth Eubanksyour full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235April is Tupperwares and we are EET NEW COLORSSave money now. Save time later.CrystalWave Get it all 13-Pc Set

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 TORCH RUN make their way along SR 20 in Bristol Monday Kibbe Sandine, Lt. Hover, Sgt. Brown, Sgt. the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTODaANiIElL L. JaACOBS His grandparents are Reverend and friends. CrCR YSTal AL ANN HarAR VEllLL the daughter of Bubba and Joanna Harvell. Her grandparents are Louise Tipton, Rudy Maguder and Crystal has a big brother Mikey, who is twenty-one and a little sisof her favorite games. Crystal I Carly, Jessie, Austin and Ally and Big Time Rush. Nonie John El and her Nana. KEYiIEraRA AliaLIANNaA ErER ViINKeyiera Alianna Ervin will be Shontae Taylor of Blountstown. Her grandparents are the late Calvin Paul and Almeada Paul all of Bristol and Robert Taylor playing with her sister, Sharlize and brother, Jaevien. She also Celebrating birthdays

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 $675 Chevy Impala0% interestDaylight Auto Financing2816 Hwy 98 West Panama City, FL 32401(850) 215-1769Hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m.You are automatically approved if you can make your payments on time $775 Ford Expedition 3-row seating0% interestDaylight Auto Financing2816 Hwy 98 West Panama City, FL 32401(850) 215-1769Hours 9 a.m.-9 p.m.You are automatically approved if you can make your payments on time CORLETTS ROOFING LLCLR FREE EESTIMATESMichael Corlett (850) 643-7062Buy, sell and trade with an ad in The Journal or online at CLJNews.comMARIANNA The Whiffenpoofs the oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella all-male singing group will perform as part of the Chipola College Artist Series on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. These 14 senior Yale University men carry on a tradition that started in 1909. The Whiffenpoofs have performed in Lincoln Center, the White House, Carnegie Hall, the Rose Bowl, and on television shows such as: The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, 60 Minutes, and NBCs The Sing-Off to name a few. A limited number of tickets$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and underare The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipolas Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors. For tickets, call (850) 718-2220. For performance information, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at (850) 718-2257 or powelld@chipola.edu.Yale a cappella group to perform at Chipola Citizens of Calhoun County and District One; I would like to thank you for allowing me to serve you for these past eight years as County Commissioner. It has been an honor and a privilege to represent you and conduct county business on your behalf. Ive strived to stand up for what is right, and conduct myself in a manner worthy of the trust that you have bestowed upon me. I would like to recognize you for the support you have given your County Commissioner. I have chosen to run for Clerk of Court. I hope to use my experience conducting county business and representing the citizens of Calhoun County to the best of my ability. Sincerely yours, Danny Ray Wise Operating the RYO Filling Station is remarkably simple. Filling is all done by the customer following a simple series of touch-screen directions. Easy as 1-2-3. the same and always draws the same. And the machine is a speed demonyou can easily make 200 smokes in about 8 minutes. SMOKES 4 LESSEnjoy smoking again! Roll your own smokes, customize your own tobacco for menthol or regular. No harmful products in your smokes. Come see us for your smoking accessories, for LESS.TelepELEPHoneONE (850) 372-4195Located on Marianna, 3/4 mile past Walmart PER BOX PLUS TAX Let Our RYO-Machine Roll A Box of 200 Smokes in 8 Minutes

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APRIL 11, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 Dear EarthTalk: American farmers are an aging population. Is anyone doing anything to make sure younger people are taking up this profession in large enough numbers to keep at least some of our food production domestic? -Beverly Smith, Milwaukee, WIIndeed American farmers as a whole are an aging group today as young people gravitate more towards virtual realities than tilling in the soil. The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) reports that the total number of American farmers has declined from over six million in 1910 to just over two million today, and that for each farmer under the age of 35 there are now six over 65. With the average age of U.S. farmers now at 57, one quarter (500,000) of all American farmers will retire over the next two decades. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is calling for hundreds of thousands of new farmers nationwide, but convincing young people to take up farming remains a hard sell. NYFC would like to see action at the local, state and federal levels to help beginning farmers. At the local level, communities can create market opportunities for farmers by starting Community Supported Agriculture groups and shopping at farmers markets, as well as protecting existing farmland through zoning and the purchase of development rights. States can be helpful, the group adds, by offering incentives to preserve farmland and giving tax credits for farmers who sell their land to new practitioners. But real change has to come from the top down. NYFC and others are pinning their hopes on the inclusion of the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Opportunity Act in Congress next Farm Bill. The purpose of the proposed legislation is to invest in the next generation of American agricultural and live stock producers by enabling access to land, credit and crop insurance to help new farmers and ranchers launch or strengthen their businesses and become better stewards of their land. The future of family farming and ranching in Americaand the viability of our nations food supplydepends upon removing existing obstacles to entry into farming so that more people can start to farm, says the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, another backer of the proposed legislation. This bill encompasses a national strategy for addressing those barriers, focusing on the issues that consistently rank as the greatest challenges for beginning producers. Backers of the bill warn that, at a cost of just a fraction of one percent of the U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDAs) budget, the nation cant afford not to pass the bill given its poThe good news is that interest in healthier, greener food is driving a resurgence in organic agriculture. As such, many of the new farmers cropping up to replace their retired forebears are and harsh chemicals, thus improving the quality of our agricultural land base overall. Tierney Creech of the Washington Young Farmers Coalition (WYFC) an agrarian revival. Were not just a few people spread across the country, were a well organized, politically active group that can be documented, she says. We know who our senators and representatives are, we vote, and our friends and families vote.   We need USDA and government support to succeed and were going to let the nation know that. REVIVAL SErR VICES Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford, will be having revival services starting Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. (ET) and 6 p.m. Nightly services will be held April 1618 at 7 p.m. Rev. John McDaniel of Aenon Baptist Church in Tallahassee will be the evangelist for the week. Worship music will be lead by William Buckshot VanCott, former tenor singer with the Bibletones Quartet. We would love to have you. For more information, please call 556-1881. S SING AT G GLOrR Y HILL HOLINESS Glory Hill Holiness Church will be having a sing on Sunday, April 15 at 5 p.m. Featured singers will be Heaven Bound. Everyone is invited to come and join us in this time of worship and fellowship. After the service there will be refreshments in the fellowship hall. The church is located 5 miles N. of Clarksville on Hwy. 73. For more information, call (850) 762-8301.G GUESTEST S SPEAEAKE ER Guest Speaker Thomas Gust will present an adult faith-sharing program on The Book of Revelation, Part VI on Friday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. (CT). This is part of a series at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, located on SW Gaskin St. in Blountstown. We will meet in the church hall. Light refreshments will be served. BLL UE E C C REE EE K HOOMECOECOMINGING Grace United Methodist Church of Hosford will host its annual Blue Creek Homecoming service at the Blue Creek Methodist Church on Sunday, April 15 at 11 a.m. The service will be followed by lunch on the grounds. The Blue Creek Church is located off CR 2224, south of SR 20. For more information, call 379-8595 or visit our website at www.graceumchosford.org. Email your church news to us at thejournal@fairpoint.net. Please be sure to include a phone number and contact person.NYFC asks where are the farmers of tomorrow? The number of American farmers has declined from over six million in 1910 to just over two million today. For each farmer under the age of 35 there are now six over 65. NEWS PEWS FROM THE

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APRIL 11, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Moonlight MarketJOE SUMMERS PHOTOSSeeEE MoreORE PhotosHOTOS FroROM this THIS eEVentENT onON Pa AGeE 28. BAY COUNTY As Florida Forest Service March, April, May and June are often the most active months of Floridas

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by Susan GatesStudent Government Association (SGA) elections were held for the upcoming school year on March 22. The new President is Devan Rouhlac, who ran a close race with Chelsey Weiler. I look forward to working with the student body and I hope to continue the progress Blountstown High School has made. I am looking forward to a great school year, said Devan. The new Vice President is Alex Wroblewski, who ran against Alexis Butler. Alex would like to say, I am eager and ready to to a great school year and I promise not to let anyone down. Tayzee Lairson is our new SGA treasurer and Ased Farooqi is our new SGA secretary. Both ran unopposed and are very excited about the upcoming school year. Students, faculty, and staff are looking forward to the upcoming year with these Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 SCHOOL NEWS ATTENTION CUSTOMERSHowell Exterminating and Chemical Co., Inc. of Blountstown would like to let all our Pest Control customers know that beginning April 2 the pest control part of our business has been sold to McPherson Pest Control in Grand Ridge, phone 593-5674. We chose McPherson Pest Control due their 25 years of experience and excellent service record. Howell Exterminating will continue to provide termite treatments and inlocated at 21738 Hwy. 20 East, Blountstown. If you have any questions please call Scott Nichols or Pam Brown at 674-5928.Thank you, Scott Nichols Owner/Operator Howell Exterminating and Chemical Company, Inc. altha wildcats Writes last year earned a trip to Kindal Lanes for a day of fun Wednesday, April 4. Everyone had a great time bowling, playing pool and dancing to their favorite tunes. The students were also treated to lunch. This is the last chance to place your Wildcat Apparel orders for the year. Items available include a variety of Tshirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, windbreakers, caps and backpacks. They are due Friday, April 13. If you are interested in ordering any of the items you can pick up a form in blue84spirit.com/FL005. The school receives a portion of the proceeds, so take advantage of these quality items and help our school at the same time.Order Wildcat apparel by Friday, April 13 Evaluation CDE. The event was held April 7 at the University of Florida Horse Teaching Unit in Gainesville. Fifteen teams from throughthis year gathered to compete for the top spot. The purpose of the Horse Evaluation CDE is to stimulate the study of, and interest in, equine science selection while providing recognition for those who have demonstrated skill and competency in this area. The four students who competed in this event, shown below, from left, included Hannah Register, Vicki Tipton, Morgan Lewis and Brooke Coleman. blountstown high schoolNext week, ninth and tenth grade students will be participating in the Statewide FCAT Reading Assessment. FCAT Reading will be given in two 70 minute sessions over two days. *Session 1 will be given to all ninth and tenth grade students on Monday, April 16 and *Session 2 will be given to all ninth and tenth grade students on Tuesday, April 17. Testing will begin promptly at the beginning of the school day. It is extremely important that all ninth and tenth grade students be present on these two days. Due to changes in the testing schedule, all eleventh and twelfth grade students will need to attend school as regularly scheduled.FCAT begins Monday for 9th & 10th grades Students rewarded for FCAT Writes scores Altha Calendar EVeENTS van Roulhac and Alex Wroblewski. Seated, from left, Ased Farooqi and Tayzee Lairson.Blountstown High School holds SGA elections *Wednesday, April 11: FCA Huddle 7:30 a.m.; Algebra Study Session 3 til 4 p.m. *Thursday, April 12: Cheer Clinic for 9th 11th graders, 3 4 p.m.; Weightlifting Home @ 3 p.m.; Baseball vs. Bozeman Away @ 6:30 p.m.; Softball vs. Bay High Home @ 6 p.m. *Friday, April 13: A Celebration/ Baseball vs. South Walton Away @ 5 p.m. *Saturday, April 14: ACT Testing; Guys *Monday, April 16: Geometry Study Session 3:00 p.m.; FCAT Reading; stown *Tuesday, April 17: FCAT Reading; stownBHS Calendar of Events

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The Hosford Panther baseball team, led by Coaches Tim Davis and Richie Smith, wrapped up another awesome year of basechampionship victory in the Panhandle Area Conference. The boys a record of 13 wins and 3 losses during the season, falling only to River Springs once and Blountstown twice. The season defeats to Blountstown however, didnt stop them on March 22 with the determination to bring inning. The Panthers knew they would have to dig deep. They managed to hold the Tigers defensively and didnt allow another score to be added to their side of the scoreboard for the remainder of the game. The Panthers got busy adding their own points to the board. They scored and added two more runs in the top of the 6th to take a 4-2 lead over the mighty Tigers. In the bottom of the 6 the Tigers attempted their batter walked and the third batter got on base with a hit by the pitcher. This base and the go-ahead run at the plate. Tensions were high as Panther Bailey Singletary, on the mound, faced the Tigers lead-off batter, Sumner, at the plate. Singletary had Sumner with a 1 and 2 count when he threw a beautiful pitch across the plate that Sumner sent airborn straight to Panther shortstop, Micah McCaskill. McCaskill the out and threw it to the second baseman, Cody Arnold, where he caught the second base runner off the bag for the double play that made out three and ended the game with a hard fought Panther victory. the Conference championship in baseball. We are so proud of them and cant wait to see what they accomplish next year as they defend their title. APRIL 11, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 SCHOOL NEWsSSCHOOL LLUNCH MENU April 11-17, 2012 LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFAST: Sausage and gravy biscuit. LUNCH: Baked ziti with cheese or ham and cheese on autumn grain or breaded chicken salad with crackers, green beans, tossed salad with light dressing and grape juice. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: French toast sticks and ham. LUNCH: Oven fried chicken or toasted turkey and cheese sandwich or cobb chef salad with crackers, mashed potatoes with gravy, confetti coleslaw, cornbread and chilled peaches. FridayBREAKFAST: Grilled cheese on whole wheat. LUNCH: Sizzling tacos or barbecued chicken melt on bun or chef salad with cheese and crackers, shredded lettuce and tomato, corn and black bean side salad and a fresh apple. (4th grade pizza)MondayBREAKFAST: Breakfast burrito. LUNCH: Toasted turkey and cheese and vegetable soup or chicken wrap, green beans, baby carrots with LF dip, corn and black bean side salad and grape juice. (Kg & 1st grade pizza).Tuesday LUNCH: BBQ chicken or baked chicken nuggets or cobb chef salad with crackers, baked potato wedges, baked beans, cornbread and cinnamon applesauce. CAl L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and Cheese Biscuit and potato tots. LUNCH: Beef-a-roni, steamed broccoli, mixed fruit and a bread stick.ThursdayBREAKFAST: Cheese toast, grits and ham cubes. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets, buttered rice, green beans, whole wheat roll and diced peaches.FridayBREAKFAST: French toast sticks with syrup and sausage patty.LUNCH: Cheese pizza, garden salad, fresh fruit and a homemade cookie.MondayBREAKFAST: Sausage and egg biscuit and potato tots. LUNCH: Chicken BBQ sandwich, baked potato wedges and mixed fruit cup.TuesdayBREAKFAST: Pancakes with syrup and a sausage patty. LUNCH: Baked ziti, garden salad, bread stick and diced peach cup. Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417MenusENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol Dental Clinic BTOWN ELEMENTARYThe Hosford Panthers celebrate their win. Standing on back row, from left: Coach Tim Davis, Blade Barineau Micah McCaskill and Coach Richie Smith. Middle row: Kenneth Thompson, Donavin Sansom, Hunter McDaniel, Gunter Barber, Jakob Bradwell and Brody Holland. Front row, kneeling: Trey Watson, Tyler Ellison, Cody Arnold, Ricky Ramer, Bailey Singletary and Jakob Abott. Hosford Panthers paw their way to conference championshipLiberty County High Schools JROTC Area 11 Drill Meet Color Guard placed fourth and the Drill Team placed third in Chipley on March 24. The teams from left, include: Major Groggett, Michael Marotta, Brandon Schneider, Adam Alvarado, Ben Harger, Harley White, Sergeant Milton, Molly Holmes, Marrissa Escoto, Yvett Hernandez, Emily Whittaker, Allen Holbet and Nick Yates. The Honor Assembly for the 3rd nine week grading period was held on March 23. All students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades that made all As or all As and Bs were recognized with an honor roll ribbon. The 5th Grade Chorus and the Safety Patrol lead the audience in the National Anthem. Honor assembly for 3rd nine weeks held March 23Kindergarten Registration April 27 Kindergarten Registration for the 2012-2013 school year will be April 27 from 8-12 a.m. Please call the school 674-8169. Yearbooks on Sale The B.E.S. 2011-2012 yearbooks are on sale now! The cost of the yearbooks are $22. Please purchase yours as soon as possible. They will be on sale until April 30. WR Tolars 4th grade class performed at the recent Awards Day. They delighted the audience with their songs, A Minor Melody and Hot Cross/Merrily Mambo. w. r. tolar SchoolTolar 4th grade performs at Awards Day program LCHS Bulldog BeatLiberty JROTC places 3rd & 4th at drill meet in Chipley March 24

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 ACHIEVEMENTS Javakiel Brigham, a 10th grader at Blountstown High School, took home several top awards at the National Underclassmen Football Combine held March 31 in Tallahassee. After training from both NFL and college players, he competed against 50 athletes from across Florida and Georgia. Brigham was named MVP, won the bench press event, was dubbed fastest man and was crowned Combine King for being the most athletic individual at the competition. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4:42, the shuttle run in 4:28, did a 38.5 vertical leap and set a standing broad jump record at 10. He has been invited to compete in the Ultimate 100 in Georgia. Javakiel is the grandson of Edward and Redella Brigham of Blountstown. Ann Marie Brown of Hosford won the Apalachee Valley VFW Post 12010 Patriot Pen Essay contest in February. She wrote her essay on the theme Are You Proud of Your Country? (see complete essay at left). The 14-year-old is an eighth grade student at W.R. Tolar School in Bristol. She was cate for winning the contest. She enjoys reading, singing, church, creative activities, spending time with her family. She is the daughter of Doyal and Beth Brown. by Ann Marie Brown respect. Whenever the question, Are you proud of your country? is proposed to me, I can immediately answer yes due to the fact that I am delighted by the United States of America. On a trip to Washington, D.C., I was stunned by our glorious I take pride in being a citizen of this great country every second of my life. Arlington National Cemetery is visited by over four million people a year, but not one of them could explain to you the peaceful serenity, the pride, and the I am very much aware of this because I tried to explain the emotions that mingle with the cemetery to my family and friends who had not been able to visit our nations capital. The pure white stones are forever engraved with the names of Are You Proud of Your Country?individuals who died for America How could anyone be ashamed of that? with pride. During my trip to Washington, D.C., I also visited many monuments, such as the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument. These memorials are tributes to our forefathers, who created so much for America. The United States Constitution provides the citizens of America with many liberties and freedoms that some countries civilians still do not possess. The Declaration of Independence proves that America is a free, individual country with men who are, in our eyes, created equal. I take pride in being an American with the unalienable rights that are gifted to every citizen in this amazing country. As an American citizen, I am bestowed with numerous features that many take for granted. America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. We are free in so many aspects that others in foreign countries are not, and our brave soldiers have given so much to the United States of America. So I am completely resolved to state today: Yes, I am proud of America, the land that I love!Hosfords Ann Marie Brown wins Apalachee Valley VFW Post #12010 Patriot Pen Essay ContestJavakiel Brigham named MVP and wins medals at Football Combine March 31RIGHT: Ann Marie is shown giving her speech at the VFW Post. CALHOUN-LLIBERTY Employees Credit Union Calhoun Liberty Credit Union Spirit ClubANNOUNCES NEW LOWER RATESWith the Spirit Club Agreement Approval you can obtain another 1% Rate Discount Off our Already Low Rates24 MOS....3.25% 36 MOS....3.50% 48 MOS....3.90% 60 MOS....3.90% 66 MOS....4.40% 72 MOS....4.40% New Vehicle RatesATESUsed Vehicles 2006-2011.......... 4.90% Used Vehicles 2003-2005..........9.50%New Boat 5.50% Used Boat 6.50% Motorcycle 4.90% New RV 5.00% Used RV 5.50% Spirit!

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APRIL 11, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 This years A Masked Affair theme made the 2012 Altha Prom a memorable one Saturday night. The group danced the night away at the Altha school gym. LEFT: Prom Royalty makes their entrance. From left: Prom King Anthony Young, Prom Queen Autumn Cook, Princess Christalyn Castleberry and Prince Corey Barton. ALTHa A HHIGH SCHOOL 2012 PROMA Masked Affair

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 OUTDOORS Funeral Sprays Come by and see our FUllLL-SErR VicICE FlLOrisRIST FREEEE DEliLIVErR Y IN CITY LIMITS OF BLOUNTSTOWNFloral Dept. 17932 Main Street N, Suite 5 BlLOUnNTsSTOWnN PHONE (850) 674-9191 Merle Norman Blountstown Dont ForgetPre-Order Your Flowers Today!As spring arrives, horseshoe crabs converge along sandy beaches throughout the state to mate. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are asking the public for help pinpointing the sites where these horseshoe crabs spawn. Beachgoers are likely to have the best luck spotting mating horseshoe crabs around high tide, just before, during or after a full or new moon. The conditions around the new moon on March 22 and the full moon on April 6 will create ideal opportunities to view the spawning behavior of horseshoe crabs. The FWC asks people to report sightings through one of several convenient options. Go to MyFWC. com/Contact and click on the Submit a Horseshoe Crab Survey link, then Florida Horseshoe Crab Spawning Beach Survey. shoe@MyFWC.com or call the FWC at (866) 252-9326. Observers should note the number of horseshoe crabs they see and whether those horseshoe crabs are mating. Mating crabs pair up, with the smaller male on top of the larger female. Other male crabs may be present around the couple. If possible, the observer should specify roughly how many horseshoe crabs are mating adults and how many are juveniles (4 inches wide or smaller). Biologists also want to know the date, time, location, habitat type and environmental conditions such as tides and moon phase when a sighting occurs. Through December 2011, the FWC has received 2,350 reports since the survey program began in April 2002. Horseshoe crabs, often called living fossils, have been around for approximately 450 million years and are an important part of a marine ecosystem. Their eggs are a vital food source for animals and birds, such as the red knot. Horseshoe crabs are important to humans as well. In the biomedical industry, horseshoe crab blood helps save human lives. Pharmaceutical companies use horseshoe crab blood to make sure that intravenous drugs and vaccine injections are bacteria-free. Also, research into horseshoe crab eyes has given scientists a greater knowledge of the functioning of human eyes. Seven years into the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory are gaining new insights into tarpon movement and seasonal habitat preferences. With the help of anglers participating in the study, researchers long distances, and others stay close to home. Biologists have also found evidence of a connection between tarpon habitats in southwest Florida and those of the Florida Keys. Anglers sampled two tarpon in Charlotte Harbor during August 2010. spring in the Florida Keys more than 150 miles away. These tarpon were initially sampled inshore at the end of a spawning season, in close proximity to offshore areas in the Gulf where spawning is presumed to occur. Sampling of another tarpon showed a shorter time. That tarpon was caught near Islamorada in July 2011, about one month after an angler reeled it in during peak spawning season near Sarasota. Researchers can track these tarpon thanks to volunteer anglers who submit tarpon DNA samples to the FWC. When an angler catches and samples a tarpon that was previously sampled, a recapture occurs. Through recaptures, biologists can compare catch times and locations to determine movement. In the study, the farthest distance recorded between an initial catch and a recapture is approximately 280 miles. That tarpon was reeled in near Apalachicola in July 2007 before it was recaptured near Captiva in May 2009. Anglers have submitted over 13,000 tarpon DNA samples to the FWC, including more than 4,000 in 2011. Among the samples, researchers have documented about 100 recaptured tarpon. Anglers who would like to assist the study can obtain a free, easy-to-use tarpon DNA sampling kit by emailing TarponGenetics@MyFWC.com or by calling (800) 367-4461. A new video provides a step-by-step look at how an angler takes a tarpon DNA sample for the study. The video, produced by Florida Sea Grant and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Communications, can be viewed at www.YouTube. com/user/MyFWCsocial. For more information on the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, visit MyFWC. com/Research, click on Saltwater, and select Tarpon Genetics under Tarpon.BLOUNTSTOWN The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Presents has been awarded the privilege of exhibiting the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Humanities Council Museum on Main Street --Journey Stories. The moms Journey Stories will be on display from July 14 August 25. This is the only facility located in North Florida that has been selected for the exhibit; therefore, we need to ensure that the exhibit is a success. We are in need of Stories. Come and tell your story. The Pioneer Settlement is starting a new group of Storytellers. Come and tell your story every Thursday morning from 10 a.m.-noon in our Club House. Be prepared to write and express your creativity. Please bring one story on a subject of your choice. It could be about a funny interaction with your kids or something wonderful your grandchildren did. Subject doesnt matter. We just want you to get started writing. We will read the stories to the group then write a story on the spot about a subject suggested by the group. It is a fun way to get writing. Just show up Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m. and we guarantee you will have a great time. 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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 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 Home& CrematorylLUcillCILLE MarARGarAREtT StTEWart ARTALTHA L Lucille Margaret Stewart, 88, of A Altha, passed away on Wednesday, A April 4, 2012 in Blountstown. She was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church near A Altha. She earned a Bachelors Degree from Florida State University, a Masters Degree from the University of Florida and taught H Home Economics and Chemistry in South Sumter H High School in Bushnell for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Stewart; her parents, T T homas and Eula (Johnson) Jordan; a son, Delwin Stewart. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Stewart and his wife, Elaine of Fort Walton Beach; a daughter, Cheryl Stephens and her husband, John of T T ampa; six grandchildren, L Lora Stewart, Jennifer Stewart, Chad and A Ashley Stewart, A Amy Elizabeth Stephens and Sarah Catherine Stephens; two great-grandchildren, L Lane Stephens and Colby Rinberger; a brother, J. D. Jordan and his wife, Pam of Youngstown. Services were held on Friday, A April 6 at the Chapel of A Adams Funeral H Home with Reverend John Kuenierz A Adams Funeral H Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. JEaANEttTTE a ANN simsSIMS BUsSByY T T ALLAHAsseeSSEE Jeanette A Ann Sims Busby, 67, of Repton, AL AL, passed away on A April 5, 2012 in T T allahassee. She was born February 8, 1945. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Sims; a sister, Myrtle Daughtry; two grandsons, T T homas and Charles M. Busby, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Dwight T T Busby, of Repton, AL AL; a son, Charles M. Busby, of Repton, AL AL; a daughter, Brenda B. Messer and her husband, Jeffery of T T allahassee; four brothers, Curtis Sims, James Jackson, Billy and T Thomas Everett; three sisters, Betty Gatlin, Kathy Faircloth and Joann Everett; four grandsons, Daniel C., Joshua C., Jeffery C. and Noah T T Messer; three granddaughters, Kristen C., Erica L L. and Rebekah A A. Busby; one great-grandson, Jeremiah. Services were held on Saturday, A April 7 at Chaires United Methodist Church in T T allahassee. Interment followed in Sanders Cemetery in Bristol. Beggs Funeral H Home in T T allahassee was in charge of the arrangements. TraRANUmM H. mcl MCLEmMOrRE BrisRISTo OL T T ranum H H. Mc-L Lemore, 35, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday, A April 4, 2012. H He was a native of Wewahitchka. H He was born February 21, 1977 in Panama City to Klenton and Penny McLLemore. H He was a member of T The Church of Jesus Christ of L L atter Day Saints. baseball. H He graduated from Wewahitchka H High School in 1996 and Florida State University in 2001. H He was a Physical Ed T T eacher for Blountstown Middle School where he coached football, basketball and baseball. H He took great pride in impacting the young lives of those he taught and wanted to make a difference. H He was a loving husband and father. H He was preceded in death by his grandfather, T Thomas H Howell McDaniel and a brother, Sterling McLLemore. Survivors include his wife, Winter McLLemore; three beautiful daughters, A Autumn, A AubriAAna and A Aubrynn McLLemore; his father, Klenton McLLemore and his mother, Penny McLLemore and her husband, Charles Mayhann; seven brothers, Robert Knowles, L Lee, Will, Davis, Klenton, Mitchell and Scott McLLemore; a grandmother, Minnie Ola Pridgeon McDaniel and numerous family members. Services were held on Saturday, A April 7 at First United Methodist Church of Wewahitchka with PasJehu Cemetery. Southerland Family Funeral H Home in Port St. Joe was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be submitted or viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com. ClarLARENcCE MartiARTIN A ALTHAClarence Martin, 95, of A Altha, passed away on Friday, A April 6, 2012 in Marianna. H He was born on February 2, 1917 in Calhoun County and had lived here all of his life. H He worked on a dredge boat for a short time in Port A Arthur, T TX and served as one of the CCC boys during the Depression. H He was a retired farmer, farming for 67 years and was a graduate of A Altha H High School. H He was a member of Immonia L Lake H Hunting and Fishing Club for 60 years and a member of the A Altha First Baptist Church. H He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Martin. Survivors include two sons, Steve Martin and his wife, Brenda of L L ynn H Haven and Wayne Martin of Blountstown; a daughter, Juddie Barrett and her husband, Jim of Durham, NHH; three grandchildren, Colby and Kendall Martin, Kaylei Cain and her husband, Sean; one great-grandchild, A Aiden Cain. Services were held on T T uesday, A April 10 at A Altha First Interment followed in the Chipola Cemetery in A Altha. Peavy Funeral H Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. BOBByY lLEE mcMCGhHEE CALLAw W Ay YBobby L Lee McGhee, 68, of Callaway, passed away on A April 9, 2012 at his home in Callaway. H He was born February 29, 1944. H He was preceded in death by his parents, Ebb and Willene Partin McGhee; one brother, T Thomas McGhee; his in-laws, Perry Yoder and Savilla Schrock Yoder. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, A Alta Dawn McGhee; seven children, Stephen McGhee of Panama City Beach, Emmanuel McGhee and his wife, Jeanette of Bristol, Savilla McGhee of Bratt, Karla Grantham and her husband, Donny Joe, Perry McGhee and his wife, A Amanda, Christine A A yers and her husband, Drew, all of Blountstown and Bobby Joe McGhee of Callaway; sevbrothers, Johnny and Preston McGhee, both of A Atmore, AL AL; three sisters, Christine Parker of T T rinity, T TX, Betty A Ann Peacock of A Atmore, AL AL and A Angela DeVibiss of Foley, AL AL; many brothers and sisters in-law.T The family will receive friends today, A April 11 from 6-8 p.m. (CTT) at Brocks Funeral H Home, located on H Hwy. 22 in Callaway. Services will be held T Thursday, A April 12 at 10 a.m. (CTT) at H High Praise Worship Center located at 7124 E. H Hwy 22 in Panama City with Reverend Joshua Gay Brocks Funeral H Home in Panama City is in charge of the arrangements. Flowers may be sent to Brocks Funeral H Home at 5907 H Hwy 22, Panama City, FLL 32404. Memorials may be made to the family as a love offering in care of HHigh Praise Worship Center. MayAY CUENiIN MAriRIAnnNNAMay Cuenin, 90, of Marianna, passed away on Sunday, A April 8, 2012 in Marianna. She was born on A April 22, 1921 in Wisconsin and had lived in Marianna for the past nine years, coming from Palm Bay. She was a retired real estate agent and a member of the Seventh Day A Adventist Church in Marianna. She was a member of the Symphony Guild in Plantation and was on the Board of Realtors in Broward County. Survivors include several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Services will be held on T Thursday, A April 12 at 2 p.m. (CTT) from the graveside at Calvary Cemetery in Sunny H Hill Community in Washington County with Chaplain Peavy Funeral H Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. CliffLIFF SNiIDErR BrisRISTo OLCliff Snider, 73, of Bristol, passed away on A April 9, 2012 in T T allahassee. H He was a native of Canada and moved from L Las Vegas to Bristol in 1988. H He was a master gun smith and worked for many years at Old Dominion Gun Works in Bristol. H He was a veteran of the United States A Army, having served in Vietnam with the 101st A Airborne and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LLatter-Day Saints. H He was preceded in death by his dear friend, L Lamar Ford. Survivors include his daughter, Virginia Snider of T T avier and his granddaughters, Jessica and Jordana and a great-grandson, Ethan, all of Canada.A A private family service will be held at a later date. Bevis Funeral H Home in Bristol is in charge of the arrangements. See OBOBITUUARIEES continued on page 30

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa CountyTALLAHASSEE Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is accepting applications now through May 11 for its Longleaf Legacy Landowner Incentive Program which offers Floridas non-industrial private landowners incentive payments for longleaf pine restoration. Longleaf pine forests once covered a vast range from Texas to Virginia, but have been reduced over time to accommodate other land uses, said Commissioner Putnam. These forests are highly valued for storms and for their yield of high quality wood products, biological diversity and scenic beauty. The program works to increase the acreage of healthy longleaf pine ecosystems in Florida by helping non-industrial private forest landowners to make the necessary investments required to establish and maintain longleaf pine ecosystems. Funding is provided through a grant and support by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Southern Company, USDA Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Program participants receive incentive payments for various land improvements completed including invasive species control, prescribed burning, longleaf planting and other functions that improve longleaf pine ecosystems and associated wildlife habitat. The program is offered for private lands in Florida counties located west of the Apalachicola River. Interested applicants should visit their local Florida com for program requirements and procedures. Qualifying applicants will be evaluated and ranked for funding approval. The Florida Forest Service manages over one million acres of public forest land while protecting over 24 million acres of homes, forestland and natural resources.For more information about the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com or follow Commissioner Putnam on Facebook and Twitter.May 11 is application deadlineLongleaf Legacy Incentive Program for LandownersA fun technique to try in your vegetable plot is bale gardening. Using straw or hay bales to grow plants in is a great option for people who have limited mobility, for those whose garden soil is poor and for those who have little space to garden. Its an easy and lowcost way to create raised beds. They provide the perfect place to grow sweet potatoes, vining melons, and plenty of other vegetables. deavor is the straw or hay bale. The difference between hay bales and straw bales derives from that which they are made. Hay bales are comprised primarily of grasses. These grasses still have seeds attached to them. Straw bales are comprised of only the stalks of plants, such as grain plants. As a rule the stalks do not have seeds attached, although some seeds or grains may remain due to the inability of machinery to remove them all. Therefore, straw bales are preferred over hay since straw contains less seed than hay. Pine straw bales do not work well. The straw or hay bale should be tight and held together with two to three strands of twine, preferably made from a biodegrad able material such as sisal, but synthetic materials can also be used. Biodegradable twines should be positioned parallel to the ground to avoid their hastened decomposition. Place the bales in a location that is easily accessible and in an area that receives a minimum of six hours of full sun. Bales can be arranged based on space, type of production and mobility needs. You can also design the place ment of the bales for an attractive appearance. In any case, ease of maintenance should be considered when designing the garden. Next, the bales must be conditioned. Fresh straw bales must be watered and allowed to decompose for at least one to two weeks before planting. This is important because if seed or seedlings are planted into a fresh bale, the microbes in the bale will use any nutrients present to breakdown (or decompose) the straw depriving the growing seedlings of nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and other essential elements. Decomposition is an exothermic process meaning that substantial heat is released as the fresh straw is broken down. The heat can damage seed or seedlings placed directly into a fresh bale. Thus, old or preconditioned bales are necessary for bale gardening. To speed up the conditioning process you can apply a nitrogen rich fertilizer. The fertilizer will cause the middle of the bale to decompose and heat up. Repeat the fertilizer applications at regular intervals until a substantial temperature change (or spike) is no longer detected several inches deep in the bale. Generally, a bale is ready to be planted when the temperature remains fairly constant at a depth of about three to four inches. There are many published ways to condition a bale for vegetable gardening; take your pick. The idea is to accelerate the decomposition of the bale in order to create a perfect growing environment for the plant roots. One recipe for bale conditioning is available from the UF/ IFAS Clay County Extension MG/Haybale_garden.pdf. There are two ways to plant the conditioned bale bed. One way is to make pockets or holes about three to four inches deep by gently loosening and carefully removing a small amount of the straw. The number of pockets can vary depending on what you plan to grow. The other method is adding or spreading two to three inches of soil materials on the top of each methods, the growing medium can be compost or potting media. Once a growing season is over remove the old bale and start a new one. Its that easy.Theresa Friday is the Residential Horticulture Extension Agent for Santa Rosa County. The use of trade names, if used in this article, a guarantee, warranty, or endorsement of the product name(s) and does not signify that they are approved to the exclusion of others.On Saturday, April 14 from 9 to 11 a.m., Jackson County Extension Agent Rob Trawick will conduct a pruning workshop in Marianna. The workshop will begin with a little bit of classroom time that discusses the science behind proper pruning vs. improper pruning (or shearing). Topics will include how to make proper pruning cuts and how After which, an on-site demonstration will follow. The workshop is open to the public at no charge. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. To register, call (850) 482-9620. Registrants should bring a pair of shears and/or lopers.Pruning workshop in Marianna WANTS YOU!!!SWAT is making a strong effort to have a presence here in Calhoun County. SWAT 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 SWAT program, please see our SWAT 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. Grow vegetables in a straw bale GARDENINGUsing straw or hay bales to grow plants in is a great option for people who have limited mobility, for those whose garden soil is poor and for those who have little space to garden. A Reverse Mortgage may help you start enjoying life! Learn More. You may be eligible for a special mortgage program Under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Call Locally Michael J. Weltman MBA, CSA (850) 5566694. First Bank Mortgage, NMLS# 459867 MyRetirementMortgage. com. NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC Why shop with us? We beat major city prices! Carrabelle, Florida Call us at (850) 697-4383

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APRIL 11, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 25 Kids celebrate Easter at Grace UnitedEarnie Sumner shares the story of Easter with children in Hosford Saturday afternoon. Brittany Fletcher gives Olivia Shuler a push on the swing.Church members, left, decorate a cross to place in front of the church on Easter Sunday. The group includes Earline Sumner, Timmy Graham, Curt Fletcher, Chris Fletcher and Paul Lampkin. Children searched through tall grass for their baskets. An old tractor proved to be a good spot for one little boy to locate a few more Easter eggs. JOE SUMMERS PHOTOS Riley Graham, Kent Hosford and Helaman Shuler set out lots of eggs.

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Page 26 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 $112,500Call (850) 674-5026Cabin FOR Sale ON Chipola River CARS2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R, Speck V. 130,000 miles on body, 30,000 miles on motor, racing style seats, racing tune suspension, $5,000. Call (850) 573-8087. 4-4, 4-11 AUTO ACCESSORIESFour BF Goodrich tires & rims, 35x16.5 8 lug, $250. Call (850) 258-4052. 4-4, 4-11Four Continental tires, 215-6016, good shape, $20 each or $60 for all. Call 643-8320. 4-4, 4-11Set of four 16.5 tires, brand new, $75 OBO. Call 597-2684 ask for Charles. 4-4, 4-11Set four tires, new 225/60 R16 Goodyear Viva2 with rims. Paid 4228. 4-4, 4-11 PETS/SUPPLIESSix full-blooded Jack Russell puppies, paws trimmed, tails clipped, six weeks old. One fullblooded Boston Terrier, eight months old, has had shots. One female full-blooded Jack Russel, 20 months old, has had shots. Call 491-7380. 4-11, 4-18Rottweiler/White English Bulldog mixed puppies, adorable and loving, $150 each, price negotiaing home. Call 447-1991. 4-11, 4-18Red Leopard horse, male, Appaloosa, nine-year-old gelding. Shots and worming up-to-date, needs an experienced rider. Call for more information 491-7380. 4-11, 4-1812 Chickens, six weeks old, straight run, $5 each. Call 4471349. 4-11, 4-18Rabbits and bunnies six big rabbits, $5 each or two for $7.50. Baby bunnies, $3 each or two for $5, ready in two weeks. Call 6439330. 4-11, 4-18Two dogs free to a good home: One miniature Collie, brown and white, and one Chihuahua, black and tan. Call 372-3468. 4-11, 4-18White bunnies, three weeks old, $8 each. Call 643-6992. 4-11, 4-18Seven baby bunnies, $10 each. Call 379-9400, leave message if no answer. 4-4, 4-11Window AC 110 unit, $50. Call 379-8075. 4-4, 4-11Window AC, G.E. brand, $60. Call 879-4228. 4-4, 4-11Gas 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 FURNITUREOak table with sleeves seats six (no chairs). Twin bed with headboard and footboard for a girl. In great condition, $100. Twin bed with headboard, has mattress set, $185. Glass stand with black and gold trim, 5 1/2 x 2 for $75. Call 557-7338. 4-11, 4-18Sleeper sofa, brand new, never used, $150. Table and two chairs, $50. Call 674-3264. 4-11, 4-18Ladder back chairs, $15 each. Single waterbed, needs frame, never used, $40. Grandfather clock, $35. Computer desk, $20. Call 674-3264. 4-4, 4-11Double bed mattress and box springs with gold brass headboard. Used about six times. Comes with mattress cover and sheets, $225 OBO. Call 674-8376. 4-4, 4-11Medium size roll top desk, like new, $125. Call 674-8376. 4-4, 4-11Big table lamp, lamp table, pair of night stands and ladys lounge chair, all for $120. Call 674-3264. 4-4, 4-11Living 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. UFNGood used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center on SR 20, east of Blountstown. Call 674-1818. UFN TRUCKS1989 Ford utility van, in-line 6 cylinder, in good running condition, $600. Call 643-2450. 4-11, 4-18 2003 Chevy Tahoe Southern Comfort Edition, 2WD, 40,000 miles, fully loaded, 6 disc CD player, sunroof, DVD player, 3rd row seats, leather, $7,000 OBO. Call 447-3407. 4-4, 4-111995 Dodge Dakota, 6 cyl, 5 speed. Call 674-3264. 4-4, 4-11 1990 Chevy 1/2 ton, long wheel base, 305, V8 engine, automatic, AC, $2,000. Call 482-3775.4-4, 4-11 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 SALEScrap metal for sale. Call 6433509. 4-11, 4-18Portable building 24x32 with a 10x14 shed, can be lived in, needs to be moved. Call 5260114. 4-11, 4-18Candle holder, iron and foldable, $25 OBO. Outside light, 400 watt. Paid $500, asking $300. Four Safari pictures, 2x2 $25 each or $75 for all. Call 557-7338. 4-11, 4-18, great for girl or boy, $20. Bassinet, $20. Easy Rider baby carrier, $5. Call 5577338. 4-11, 4-18Four metal corner posts for building a shed and two 16 ft. long beams, $125 for all. Call 6748437. 4-4, 4-11Box of stainless steel silverware, $20 for box or 10 each. Call 674-8376. 4-4, 4-11File cabinet 25x 52, light gray, galvanized 30+ gallon water tank in excellent condition, 30 gallon lighter) in good condition. Contemporary coffee table with black stone base, chrome and two safety glass tops. Bike rack (holds 2 bikes) for car or truck. Great condition. Other miscellaneous household and decorative pieces. Call (850) 643-2228 or email ninaallison@comcast.net for directions.4-4, 4-11Good 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 ELECTRONICSGateway desktop computer with keyboard and mouse. Make offer. Call (423) 248-6950. 4-11, 4-18Color TV, 15 inch with remote, $15. Electric Brother typewriter with table, $25. Call (772) 6460790. 4-4, 4-11Two LG Cell phones: Chocolate Touch, one Samsung Intensity, one LG bluetooth earpiece, $20$30 OBO. Call 879-4228. 4-4, 4-11 APPLIANCESWasher and dryer, $400 OBO. Frigidaire upright freezer, $200 OBO. Whirlpool gold stainless 25 cubic ft. refrigerator, brand new, paid $2,200 asking, $1,500. Call 557-7338. 4-11, 4-18Dishwasher, portable, $200. Call 674-3264. 4-11, 4-18Rheem hot water heater, electric, 80 gal. capacity, $100. Call 674-8437. 4-4, 4-11 For Rent in ALTHaA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers.With lawn service 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RRENTALs SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN You can a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL Phone 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN 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) 253-3258LibertIBERTY CoOUntNTY Owner Financing No Qualifying Acreage --All$600 Down REAL ESTATE Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing.Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 WANTED: Buy, sell & trade in the TINY TEACUP male, long haired. All shots and dewormed.Call 674-3532 New Home for sale in Altha3 BD, 2 BA, 1,200 sq ft with carport, 1/2 acre lot, Hardi siding, metal roof, tile and appliance package. Still time to choose your colors.$122,500Call 762-8185 or 447-20254-11 T 5-2

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 27 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, others are wondering if you are up to the challenge of doing something different and out of your comfort zone. This seems like just your style this week. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, butting heads in a easy to let things slide like will earn greater respect for being nonconfrontational. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, work on rebuilding a relationship that may once have taken a backseat to more pressing matters. You never know when you need to call in a favor. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, your stubbornness appears once you set your mind to something and get to the task at hand. This can have its pros and cons, especially at work. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you have exerted all your lessen the workload. Now could be the time to delegate some of your responsibilities to others. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, accepting help is not a weakness. While you may want to be an independent person, accept the help others have generously offered. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, sometimes you want to play the role of the savior. While your efforts are generous, not everyone will accept your advice or your gestures. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Pick your battles, Scorpio, because not everything will necessarily go your way. There is no point in creating extra stress and grief for yourself. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, relax and open up to the ones you love. You may be liberating this can feel, especially when you do it frequently. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, lean on friends situation presents itself. Not everything has to be a secret this week; you can use some support. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, expect to see everything in black and white in the days ahead. This is alright, just avoid taking this perspective to the extreme. Sometimes you have to have faith. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things are changing some attempts to catch up.Week of April 8 ~ April 14APRIL 8 Julian Lennon, Songwriter (49) APRIL 9 Kristen Stewart, Actress (22) APRIL 10 Mandy Moore, Singer (28) APRIL 11 Joss Stone, Singer (25) APRIL 12 Claire Danes, Actress (33) APRIL 13 Rick Schroder, Actor (42) APRIL 14 Adrien Brody, Actor (39)Big Craftsman table saw, like new, $500. Call (850) 258-4052. 4-4, 4-11Troy-Bilt lawn tractor, 20 hp shift on the go 42 cut. Used three times, new battery, with 10 cubic ft. dump cart (never used). Paid 674-1201. 4-4, 4-11 HOMES & LANDOne acre of land near Fletcher Track, $6,000. Call 643-2642.4-4, 4-11 CAMPERS2007 Gulf Stream Conquest travel trailer, 8x26, sleeps six, separate bedroom with queen bed, full bathroom, all in excellent condition. Retail price $16,200, asking $12,200. Call 643-6315. 4-11, 4-182006 Fleetwood Morgan camper, 8x32 with one slide-out, $5,500. Call 762-2803. 4-11, 4-182006 Gulf Stream Cavalier, sleeps 8, 30 ft. bumper pull. No slide out, requires direct sewer hookup, has gas stove and electric hot water with working AC, $4,000 OBO. Call 447-1693. 4-11, 4-182006 Forest River travel trailer, 28 ft., has queen bed, bunk bed, one slide-out, hitch and sway bar, in excellent condition, very clean, $10,000. Call 639-2856. 3-28, 4-4 YARD SALEBRISTOL Yard sale Saturday, April 14, three family from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Located next to Methodist Church. clothes, something for everyone. Phone 447-0800. BECOME A VOLUNTEER FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LLITEM FOUNDATIONPHONE (850) 410-4642 Three kittens, six weeks old, 1 gray and 2 orange. Free to a good home. Call Sandra at 643-7149.4-4, 4-11 LOST & FOUNDLOST: Wedding ring, last seen Saturday, April 7 in Blountstown or Bristol. Possibly at one of the local stores or parking lots. Size 6 with 3 marques on each side of round center stone, yellow gold band. Reward offered for return, great sentimental value. Please call 643-3506 or 447-2374. 4-11, 4-18LOST: Walking stick, gold metal, adjustable, last seen April 4 in Marianna Walmart. Needed badly to be able to get around. Call 7623706 if found. 4-11, 4-18 WANTEDThree phase water pump and a 200 amp breaker box and pole. Call 237-1904 lease message if no answer. 4-11, 4-181995 Dodge Dakota, 4 cyl, 5 speed. Call 674-3264. 4-4, 4-111968 Chevy pickup with title, bill of sale and old registration. Needed for parts. Call (850) 573-1898. 4-4, 4-11 HUNTING & FISHING boat, 20 ft. with 90 hp Mercury with tilt and trim on a 2009 trail15 people or 2,670 pounds. Two 2011 batteries. Stainless and OEM prop, trolling motor mount, blue lens docking system and navigation lights. Canvas and mosquito net covers, 9 ft. Bimini top with zipper cover. AM/FM stereo CD player, two bass seats, live well, pop up changing station with a port-a-potty, a ladder, two 31 gates and one 36 wheelchair-accessible gate. $10,000 OBO. Call 643-1390. 4-11, 4-181979 20 ft. HydroStream Venus boat with trailer, no motor, $750. Call (850) 258-4052. 4-4, 4-111997 14 ft. Collins Craftglass boat with 25 hp Suzuki motor, oil injected, electric start, stick steering, motor guide motor, new Hummingbird depth $2,000. Call 482-3775. 4-4, 4-11Ammunition .38 cal. slugs, $30 for all. Call 879-4228. 4-4, 4-11 MOTORCYCLE & ATVs2002 Kawasaki Mean Streak 1500 will sell for $3,000 or trade for a boat of equal value. Call 8993028. 4-4, 4-11 TOOLS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT TermsERMS: *All items sell AS IS *5% Buyer Premium *cash, cashier checks or credit cards accepted, Other checks accepted with bank letter only Thursday, April 19 at 9 a.m.Tallahassee, N. FL Fairgrounds 2012 N FLORIDA/SoO GEORGIAAUCTIONMidway Machinery & AuctionCall 576-5500 or visit, midwaymachineryandauction.comTrucks, vehicles & equipment from (8) area counties, utilities and bank repos*Late model Deere and Cat equipment; graders, backhoes, loaders, dozers *Ford & Sterling dumps *(8) tractors (Ford, Massey & Deere) *Gooseneck and lowboy trailers *(22) lawn service & recycle trailers *Mowers, generators, forklifts *(27) pickups; 1995-2006 *2008 Suburban *2002 Cadillac, 55K miles *Numerous other vehicles and miscellaneous

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Page 28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 Two-year-old Peyton Ford kneels down to pet a bunny that visited him during the Ford familys Easter gathering Sunday afternoon at Ford Farm Trail in Bristol. His cousin, Allie Roberts, also two, Aunt Tessa Ford and four-year-old Renner Roberts look on. JOE SUMMERS PHOTOBunnyVISIT TOP: Members of the River Town Squares do some dose-doing in the middle of the street during Fridays Moonlight Market in Blountstown. ABOVE: Alice Ebersole and Amelia Carver visit at the Market. RIGHT: Daisy Holliday works on a sketch.JOE SUMMERS PHOTOS Moonlight MarketMARIANNA The Florida Peanut Producers A Association is pleased to announce the opening of their 2012 Scholarship A A ward Program, effective A April 1. Two $1,200 scholarships will be awarded to deserving high school seniors and/or college students. The applicant or someone in the applicants family must be an actively producing peanut grower, not necessarily a member of the FPPA A. I It is the intent of the Scholarship A A ward Committee, however, that the award recipients attend a Florida junior college or fouryear university. Each winner will receive $600 when the scholarship winners are announced. The remaining $600 will be awarded after the completion of one semester and documentation of passing grades The Florida Peanut Producers A Association is committed to helping further the education of young people in Florida and the scholarship program is evidence of our commitment, said Ken Barton, Executive Director of the FPPA A. The FPPA A welcomes all applicants. committee and all applicants will be winners, said Barton. For an application contact the FPPA A Marianna, or call (850) 526-2590 or you can print the application off the The Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than July 1.Peanut Producers Association scholarship money available

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APRIL 11, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 29 CHIPOLA COLLEGE AC Delco Service Center Rates as low as 2.85% (w.a.c) CHAD CAPPSSalesman of the Month Hwy. 20 Bristol 643-2264ApalacheeTheRestaurant 6 a.m. 9 p.m. 6 a.m. 3 p.m. Spring & Summer Whole Smoked Boston Butt available Saturday, April 14 after 3 p.m.$20 Brain Bowl team members are, from left: Caroline Peacock, Paul Kelson, Travis Bontrager, Annemarie Nichols and Adrian Carr.Chipola College brain bowl is best in state and nationMARIANNAThe Chipola College Brain Bowl team won Florida College System Activities Association Brain Bowl State Tournament on March 24 and Chicago at the National Academic Quiz Tournament on March 31. For the second year in a row, Chipola Canada. who played in the national tournament are: Travis Bontrager, Paul Kelson, An nemarie Nichols and Caroline Peacock. Chipola also recorded the second high Chipolas Paul Kelson was the top scorer among tossups with 52 powers. Powers are awarded when a player answers a question early to earn 15 points correct answer. Kelson averaged 81.48 points per II teams (only undergraduate students). Kelson is Chipola won the Florida College System Activities Association Brain Bowl State Tournament on March 24 in The state championship is Chipolas state titles. Chipola Brain Bowl Team ment are: Travis Bontrager, Paul Kelson, Annemarie Nichols, Caroline Peacock and Adrian Carr. tournament with 1145 points. Kelson tournament along with Travis Bontrager (Chipola, 355 points). Chipola swept all three major awards in the state tournament including championship team, high point MARIANNAChipola Colleges day, April 17, at 7 p.m., in the Chipola students, and Jazz Band. The audience Chipolas stage. sults and these students are sure to deliver again this semester. From jazz vocalists three theatrical productions, a popular crease programming in the new Center ity and to attract talent appropriate to instructional programming in addition Powell at powelld@chipola.edu or call April 17 spring concert to feature chamber singers, jazz band & guitar studentsMARIANNA Teach ers who use arts in the classroom will present their Chipola Regional Arts As sociation (CRAA) meeting Tuesday, April 17 at Jims at noon. music and theatre teachers port art programs in the area schools. This years were particularly competi tament to what a donation to The CRAA is in the years programs and the group hopes to increase its impact on the community. May 15 CRAA meetings. To include more people, the CRAA meeting, contact 2257.Mini grant recipients to present at CRAA meeting next Tuesday

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Page 30 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 11, 2012 $ AVON$www.youravon.com/tdavies CallALL to TODayAY : (850) 570-1499 EarnARN40% STARTERKITONLY $I0 JOURNAL JOB MARKET 20 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, harvesting fruits, vegetables, nursery stock, trees, from 5/1/2012 to 10/15/2012 at Rhoads Farm, Inc., Circleville, OH. This job requires a minimum of three perience working in a vegetable/fruit farm and Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $11.10/hr plus piece rates where applicable 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. work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for Great Pay! Regional/Linehaul *NO LAYOFFS* Good MVR. www.drive4sbi.com.Call Paul (800) 826-3413DrivRIVErRSE Exp. Tanker now taking job applications for the following positions: *CREW CHIEF* *IInN STRUMEn N T MMAn N* *RRODMAn N* AND*CADAD TTEc C Hn N Ic C IAn N* Telephone Sn SNElLGrovROVEPANAMA CITYN Ned Edward T T aylor, 86, of Panama City (Deer Point Lake), passed away on A April 7, 2012 in Panama City at his home where he wanted to be. Edward T T aylor or Uncle N Ned to all who loved him, was a dear uncle and a WWII II hero. He served in the WWII II A A rmy, fought in France and over into Germany. He lost his right leg at the Battle of the Bulge at age 19 on M March 3, 1945. He spent the next year in the hospital in A Atlanta recovering. He didnt talk about the war for many years and never thought of himself as a hero. He was awarded many medals, including the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Ribbon, ETT O Ribbon, Combat I I nfantry, Four Battle Stars and the Bronze Star MMedal. He moved to Panama City around 1985 from Orange. He owned a grocery store and gas station there for many years and really enjoyed the camaraderie of was born and raised in Blountstown to Hugh and Laura Y Y on T T aylor. He had three brothers and four sisters. N Ned was a good, quiet, solitary and intelligent man. Being disabled didnt keep him built a house and went to the beach with his family. Because he was disabled, he had a big giving heart to others with disabilities and gave generously to them. He gave to the DAA V and individuals. A Although he had no church background growing up, he knew what it meant to be a Christian because of his family and friends. He loved watching Billy Graham and never missed a crusade. He and his niece would watch reruns. He prayed the sinners prayer and accepted Jesus as his savior in 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Laura Y Y on T T aylor; three brothers, T Thaddous, Raymond and Jerry T T aylor; four sisters, Ruth T T aylor Writch, Doris T T aylor Velkey, N Nina B. T T aylor (his twin sister) and Gladys T T aylor Butram. Writch Basinger, who lived with him for the past 12 years and took care of him with so much love; Debra and Donna T T aylor, both of T T allahassee, Ginger Hyland of Ft. Walton Beach and Portia Doran of Virginia Beach, VA A and three nephews. Services will be held on Wednesday, A April 11 at 11 a.m. (CTT) at Highland Park A Assembly of God Church on East A A ve in Panama City with Reverend receive friends 1 hour prior to service time at the church. I Interment will follow at 2 p.m. (CTT) in Boggs Cemetery in Blountstown. I It would honor N Ned if you gave to the local Wounded Warriors Project of the DAA V. M Many thanks to an angel the Lord brought into our lives to help Peggy take care of Uncle N Ned, Delois Fisher. We also thank Omni N Nurses and Covenant Hospice personnel, who cared for him with love and who gave great support to Peggy. T Thanks to Dr. M Michael Gorniosky and his nurse, Holly and other personnel at the Veterans A Administration Clinic in Panama City Beach. T Thanks to Dr. A Angel N Nunez and Dr. T T ariz MMahmood. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. OBITUARIEScontinued from page 23 NEdD EdEDWard ARD Ta A YlorLOR TATA LLA A HA A SSEE T T he transition from combat to the classroom can be sociology class for student-veterans at Florida State University is making headway in discovering the unique challenges they face, and how they manage those challenges, so their needs can be better served.T The student-veterans in the Veterans Research class are being taught research methods by interviewing other student-veterans about their ings will beused to enhance university policy as Florida State strives to become the nations most veteranfriendly campus. TThere is a lot of research on veterans in general, but less is known about the collegiate experiences of studentveterans, said Doug Schrock, an associate professor of sociology who teaches the class. TThe students are learning how to craft interview questions, recruit respondents, conduct interviews, analyze interview tranT The students recently shared pre transitioning into college, academic life and social life at Florida States 12 annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. two contributions to research on student-veterans, said Phil Lennon, a M M arine Corps veteran who is majoring in sociology. TThey support other research that show student-veterans are motivated and goal-oriented but sometimes feel alienated and different from other students. cant number of hardships faced by student-veterans do not stem from the classroom but rather manifest themselves through the administrative interaction between the university, the federal G.II. Bill apparatus and ultimately the individual studentveteran.T The research suggests that studentout session held especially for them during the universitys new-student from the creation of a clearinghouse of information about local community support programs, as well as scholarships, internships and campus jobs. ings again during Florida States inaugural Seminole Veterans Consortium, a campuswide meeting on the status of student-veterans. T T he consortium will take place this month on the Florida State campus. funded by the Florida State Veterans Center, which was established in fall 2011. With a $1,000 grant from the center, Schrock purchased LiveScribe digital recording pens that the students are using to record their interviews. Financial support from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has been a crucial element of the class because it has enabled the recorded interviews to be ally transcribed.T The students say they enjoy the camaraderie of the class and learn ing about other veterans experiences, but they especially like the fact that their work may help future student-veterans. I I n this class we are working on something that is really meaningful and that can really have an impact, said A Andrew A Alvarez, a N Navy veteran who is majoring in sociology and political science. A Alvarez plans on pursuing a graduate degree in sociology after graduation. II learned from attending conferences of the Collegiate Veterans A A ssociation that veterans have a graduation rate that is about 50 percent lower than non-veterans, said Lennon, who also serves as the president of the FSU Collegiate Veterans A Association. IIt is my hope that the class that close that gap.Class delves into challenges facing student-veterans

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APRIL 11, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 31 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 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 ESTIMATES 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.WellsELLS psa s(850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, iesesreBARLOWSD Repair & Water ServicesWell drilling & Pump repairD ________________________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 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 Heating & Cooling, C Lic# RM1416924Carrier Equipment All types of alterations shortened Call 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 March 8 regular 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 Albert Butcher. Pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Davis Stoutamire. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held Feb. 9 and special meeting Feb. 15 was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Amelia Smith with Community Action agency presented a plaque to the Liberty County Road Department for all the help and services that they provide their agency. Obie Harper with the Estiffanulga Volunteer Fire Department requested permission to hold a carnival on May 12 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Motion to approve contingent upon insurance approval was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. A Public Hearing was held concerning the amendment to the comprehensive plan. There was no public comment regarding the evaluation and appraisal report concerning the amendments. Tony Arrant said that the next Public Hearing will be next month. Motion to approve was made by Williams, seconded by Stoutamire and carried. Tony Arrant discussed the Ben Watkins subdivision plat. The plat has not been signed. There was no action taken on this matter. Joe Brown told the Board that the Library needs to get the same contribution that we made last year in order to continue receiving the same State Aid Grant. Joe Brown requested that the Board approve a resolution supporting the Water Management districts as they are set up. Attorney Grover will prepare the resolution for approval at the next regular meeting. Joe Brown asked that we give a letter of support to Rural Development to promote tourism in this area. Joe Brown also discussed a request from Riverway South to pledge funds to match a grant. There was no action taken on this. Kristen Brown with Preble-Rish Engineers presented a change order on Blue Creek Road for a decrease of $190,077.40. Motion to approve was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Kristin Brown discussed the shoreline protection at Estiffanulga Boat Ramp and the permit. Jim Shuler came before the Board. The bid on the l997 Ford Ambulance was opened. There was only one bid received in the amount of $891.99. Motion to award the bid to Hubert Pitts for $891.99 was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Johnson and carried. Jim Shuler recommended that the Board hire Steve and Michael Ross. Motion to approve pending background checks was made by Butcher, seconded by Johnson and carried. Lisa Taylor gave an update on the Health Department. Commissioner Jim Johnson told the Board that he talked with Shawn Logan about the Sumatra Fire Department lease. We need to talk to Logan about moving the county building off the property and look into using space at the Water System or the Tennis Court in Sumatra. Motion to approve a letter opposing the proposed actions of the Legislators pertaining to Medicaid County Billing was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to approve $250 donation for Project Graduation was made by Johnson, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to pay the bills was made by Stoutamire, seconded by Williams and carried. Motion to adjourn was made by Johnson, seconded by Butcher and carried. NPayroll Fund 33163 33302 Operating Fund 4477 4688SHIP Grant 3938 3939 Weatherization Grant 4652 4660 _____________________Robert Hill, Clerk of Court Dexter Barber, Chairman rivertowninsurance@hotmail.com RivertownINSUrRANCEMELISSA PITTSOwner/Agent MU COMMERCIALCall or come by Today for a Quick Quote at 674-1520Located at the red light where the former !El seguro de automovil vendio aqui! Minutes from the March 8 Liberty Commission meeting LibertIBERTY Co t Owner Financing No Qualifying Acreage --AllD

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