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CANDIDATE UPDATEThree new Calhoun County candidates and one new Liberty County candidate have added their names to the list years election. Pony Adams (R) has joined five others in the Calhoun County Sheriffs race, includ ing James Jimmy Baggett, Kenneth B. Futch and Earl Hunt, who are running with crats Glenn Kimbrel and Roman Wood. Ruby K. Clark has declared her intent to seek the job of Tax Collector. She joins incumbent Becky Tricky-Smith in the race so far. Both are Glenn A. Byler, a Repub1 County Commission seat, along with Republican Jerry Goodman and James Grover, who is running with no party In the Liberty County race, incumbent Logan E. Kever has filed his intent to seek School Board member. THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY J OURNAL CLJNews.com WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 1650includes tax News from the Pews.....10 School news...14 & 15 Gardening...16 Obituaries....17 Classieds.....20 & 21 Jobs...22 Sheriff's Log...2 Commissioners make recommendation for new Health Department Director...3 Three twin birthdays.....6 Sheriffs Ofce releases report on death of Tranum McLemore Luke Johnson displays the medal he and nine taking part in Saturdays Panhandle Elementary Honor Chorus performance in Graceville. Learn more about the event on page 13. TALLAHASSEE By jury verdicts returned at 8:30 last Friday night in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, Jose Angel Moreno-Ortega, 25, both of Altha, Florida, were convicted of conspiring to distribute cocaine and marijuana. Evidence at trial showed that the men participated in the delivery of 177 pounds of marijuana that was seized by DEA in Montgomery, Alabama on May 29, 2011. Altha, Florida residence on the same day, recovering documents and a cellular to 1,285 kilograms of marijuana and 39 kilograms of cocaine that had been seized in Laredo, Texas in December 2010. residence, agents also seized $54,832 in cash, a money counting machine, two documents. At trial, the government introduced recordings of conversations intercepted during a series of court-authorized wiretaps. The recordings established that both defendants had been engaged case also included surveillance videos and the testimony of cooperating coconspirators. responsible for conspiring to distribute 100 or more kilograms of marijuana, life imprisonment. Moreno-Ortega, who was found responsible for 100 or more kilograms of marijuana and an undetermined amount of cocaine, faces imprisonment. Both men are Mexican nationals and are subject to deportation proceedings. are two of twelve defendants indicted in the case. Ten of their co-defendants have pled guilty to drug conspiracy charges. The most recent of these was Melchor Munoz, 35, of Marianna, who pled guilty on April 9, 2012, the day Garcia and Moreno-Ortega. Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, credited the success of this investigation to the joint efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Department of Agriculture, the Florida National Jackson, Liberty, and Leon Counties, and the Tallahassee Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael T. Simpson, who is the Senior Litigation Counsel for the Northern District of Florida. Altha men convicted in federal court for drug conspiracy Joey Bilbo of Bristol gets a big welcome home hug from his daughter, Reagan, when he surprised her in the classroom. He is home for a twoweek visit after six months in Afghani stan. See story on page 12.by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorBRISTOL The Liberty County on the death of Tranum McLemore Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Donnie Conyers said he is satisfied that McLemore, who was found facedown wounds one to his left arm, one behind his right ear and one to his leg took his own life. Powder burns around the arm from less than eight inches, according report. The pattern of blood drops indicate that McLemore walked from the west corner of the bed to the east corner at the foot of the bed before turning toward the center of the bedroom, where the shots to the head and leg occurred as evidenced by the concentration of blood in this area of the room, the report states. The head wound appeared to be a close range wound, entering from the right side behind the ear and exiting the left side in a slightly upward path, the investigator wrote. A bullet went into his upper left thigh from the front but did not exit. Bateman determined it was a close range shot as evidenced by gun powder burns on the stomach consistent with a downward shot. He noted there was a hole or tear in the left leg of the red shorts McLemore wore. All of these wounds were the report concluded. hole was found in a window and another in the north wall of the master bedroom. There were two bullet holes in the west wall just south of the bathroom door; one of those bullets was found in a closet door and theSEE LCSO INVESTIGATIONCONTINUED ON PAGE 2Brother asks for new investigationby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA Dothan, AL man has a lot of questions about the night his half-brother, Tranum McLemore, 35, died at the Bristol home where he lived with his wife, Winter, 10 years old. independent investigation into the case, noting that the wife of the deceased has two uncles who work with the brother took his own life. He claims the crime scene was unsecured for two hours before the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (driving from Tallahassee) arrived and alleges there were multiple accounts of crime scene a shot into his left arm before putting the gun to the SEE SEEKING ANSWERS CONTINUED ON PAGE 24
A 44-year-old Altha man who had just been released from jail was back in custody a short time later after he drove to the home of his victim in a previous domestic battery case and nearly ran her down twice with his truck, according to a report from the Calhoun James Earl Stewart was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a probation violation for the April 9 Witnesses stated that Stewart went to an Evans Street residence around 10 the home called 911 and Stewart went outside and she followed him outside to see if he was leaving, he accelerated forward, forcing her to jump out of Stewart then rammed his own lawn mower, backed up and rammed it two more times, according to Deputy toward the woman, who was standing on concrete steps in front of the home, once more forcing her to jump out of the way, The rear bumper of the Stewart then chased the woman around his mothers A deputy photographed the damage, which included tire spin marks in the yard, damage to the front porch steps and a wrecked A neighbor said he heard a woman screaming and looked out to see a man ramming a lawnmower then backed up toward the While the deputy was talking with witnesses, Stewart called the woman the deputy answered it, Stewart told him he had come to the house for his picked up at his mothers Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012 CALHOUN COUNTYApril 9 Nellie Marks, petty theft, APD. George Hule, non-support (2 counts), CCSO. Latasha Ivory, battery, BPD. James Stewart, aggravated assault with intent, CCSO. April 10 Terrance Walker, disorderly intoxication, BPD. April 11 Levar Algernam Johnson, grand theft over $300 and under $5,000 (times 2), VOCP, BPD. Gary Powell, sale of cocaine, CCSO. April 12 Gary Powell, VOCR, CCSO. Latasha Mathis, VOSP, CCSO. Stephanie Nelson, DUI, DUI with property damage, FHP Johnny Harold Hutten, failure to appear, CCSO. Ronnie Allen Davis Jr., VOP, CCSO. April 13 Charles Blackwell, petty theft, BPD. William Baggett, petty theft, BPD. Chuck Basford, worthless bank check, CCSO. Crystee B. Williams, worthless bank check (times 2) (warrants), CCSO. April 15 Ross C. Anderson Jr., battery, CCSO. April 16 Pearlie Hearns, VOP, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYApril 9 Latashia Ivory, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 10 Christopher Linton, VOSP, LCSO. Jedadiah Ellis, domestic battery, LCSO. April 11 David Holmberg, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief, VOCP, LCSO. April 12 Timothy Snipes, disorderly conduct, LCSO. Curtis Nowling, VOSP, LCSO. Latasha Mathis, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Stephanie Nelson, holding for CCSO, CCSO.S H ERIFFS L OGBlountstown Police Dept.April 9 through April 15, 2012Citations issued:Accidents.................................01 ..............................14 Special details Business alarms Residential alarms.....................01 Complaints.............................................................................................49 agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers that all are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. discharged bullet was found in a steel barbell that shattered the bottom corner The gun, a 9mm Ruger, was found on A blue handgun case that held one empty magazine was open on the west The report noted that his cell phone was wifes cell phone was found in the kitchen, REPORTING AN ATTACK AND THE SOUND OF GUNSHOTS dispatchers room of the Liberty County She was crying and holding her throat, which was extremely red, according to husband just tried to kill her by choking her husband stated that he was going to kill himself, then she heard two shots, Deputies were dispatched to the scene her sisters home to collect the clothing She said it all started after their three girls were put to bed and she and Tranum went to their bedroom for a civil discussion She said Tranum told her, Im sorry, and then suddenly attacked her, putting her in a headlock, grabbing her by the throat She said he dragged her and she wound up on the bathroom floor, where she She said Tranum told her, Youre going to die, and she believed he was going to said she managed to say, Dont kill me, the door; then opened it and told her, You toward the front door she said she heard the next day to photograph her injuries and reported that she had abrasions and scratches to her throat and bruising on her NEIGHBORS HEAR GUNFIRE AND TAP-TAP SOUNDS The report includes statements from two neighbors who said they heard something it was a tap-tap sound he heard three he heard an odd sound outside his watching American Idol when he noticed he got up and went to look out the dining I didnt think much about it and didnt see anything out of the ordinary so I went another tap moments later, he didnt get neighbors driveway who was known to Another neighbor, Carol Edwards, said she was outside by a pond with her grandchildren when she heard gunshots we thought it was our neighbor shooting at snakes, she wrote in her First we heard around three or four shots, then several minutes passed and we She said they did not see anyone coming or going because the view was blocked by CORONER: WOUNDS SELF-INFLICTED wounds was that each were made from a the evidence at the scene that they were A report is also expected in the weeks to come from the forensic evidence gathered at the scene by the Florida Department of LCSO INVESTIGATIONCONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE ARREST REPORTS JAMES STEWART Man arrested after woman chased with truckDA VID HOLMBERG Axe taken from man after domestic disturbance was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and criminal domestic dispute on Ds Ranch Road April 11, according to a report from the Liberty County told a deputy she went to check on him at her daughters trailer and saw a small axe on the coffee her It was for anyone he wanted to take out, including She said he raised the axe in the air, grabbed her wrist As she ran to her vehicle he followed and swung the axe, she left, she said he told her, You wont be so lucky next custody and is being held
APRIL 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Two candidates for Health Dept. Director meet with county commissionersThe occupants of this 2008 Mazda four-door escaped injury but the vehicle didnt fare well after running off SR 20, west of Loah Maxine Drive in Calhoun County just after 12 noon Sunday. FHP Trooper Wes Harsey reports that the driver, Evan Charles Marcus, 21, was westbound when he pulled out to pass a 2011 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Jacqueline Rafferty, 19, of Bethesda, MD, who then also pulled out to pass a vehicle ahead of her. The left side of the Jeep hit the right side of the Mazda, causing it to run off the north side of the road and hit a pine tree in the woodline. Damages were estimated at $20,000 to the car with $500 in damages to the Jeep. Rafferty was cited for improper passing and overtaking. Neither driver was hurt. The four passengers in the Jeep, as well as the three passengers in the car were not injured. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO Passing attempt ends with crash in the woodsCommissioners from both Calhoun and Liberty County held a workshop last Thursday to meet with and question two of the candidates seeking the job as Director of the Calhoun-Liberty Health Department. Rachel Manspeaker of Bristol (top) and Dr. Leonardo Ortega of Washington, D.C. (below) are just two of 32 people who applied for the position, which pays between $80,000 and $93,000 a year, according to Jessica Hammonds, press secretary with the Department of Health in Tallahassee. Hammonds said the interviews for the job and applicants are now coming in for the second round. Liberty County Commissioners held a special meeting Friday morning and voted unanimously to recommend Manspeaker be awarded the position. During Tuesday afternoons regular board meeting, the Calhoun County Commission voted 4-1 to recommend Manspeaker for the job. Commissioner Danny Ray Wise had the only no vote. Commissioners are hoping their preference will be considered when the state JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS
Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012Thats how many copies of The Calhoun-Liberty Journal were distributed last week, ensuring plenty of coverage for your community announcements and great response for our business advertisers! 5,301 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ADS: email@example.com JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Deven Lewis......Production Asssistant Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-FTHE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Wednesday, April 18 Monday, April 23 Tuesday, April 24 Sunday, April 22 Saturday, April 21 Thursday April 19 Friday, April 20 TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Volunteer Fire Department AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center Sit-n-Sew meeting, 6 pm., First United Methodist Church Youth Hall on Clinton St. Marianna 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown.TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 9 a.m., WT Neal Civic Center 6 p.m., Apalachee Rest.TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jail 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol 11:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of BristolTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County Courthouse 7 p.m., Fire House 4 p.m., Calhoun Liberty Hospital Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday NationalAUCTIONEERS DA YBIRTHDAYS Colton Anders, Connie Hansford & Kyle and Kalab Skeen BIRTHDAYS The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be having a Custom Knife Show and Sale on Saturday, April 28 at 8 a.m. (CT). The Southern Knife Blade Smith Association will be at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement to show and sell one of a kind knives. If you enjoy hand made knives, this is the place to be Saturday April, 28. If you do not see a knife that you want then talk with knife makers and order your own custom made knife. There will be a knife making demo at the Settlement Blacksmith Shop beginning at 10 a.m. through-out the day. Stop and see the blades hammered out to shape from the forage to the anvil. Bring your family, your father, your brother and your neighbor. Enjoy this third annual event at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. There is a $5 admission fee (kids under 12 are free). For more information, call 674-2777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the Panhandle Pioneer Settlements historical Buildings go to www.panhandlepioneer.orgSettlement hosts Custom Knife Show April 28Do you want to be in a TV commercial? The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement will be 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are looking for locals to portray regular folks having a good time at the Settlement. Please arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. (CT). Dress in normal clothing. Bring your children or grandchildren and a sack lunch. Please gather outside the Frink Gymnasium. You will be given instructions there. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.Pioneer Settlement needs extras for TV commercial April 24The West Gadsden Historical Society will meet Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. at Gardner Hall on 150 East 11th St. in Greensboro. This special meeting is about the Smithsonian Institution Journey Stories exhibit, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council, which is to be held at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown from July 14 through August 25. Representatives from the Settlement will encourage participation from Gadsden County in this exhibit. Journey Stories is a display of stories that shows the struggles of our ancestors who made our nation what it is today. The Blountstown exhibit is the only one scheduled in North Florida. Each person is encouraged to compile your familys journey story about entering this part of Florida during the early territorial and statehood days of the 1800s as well as during other decades throughout our nations history. Honor your families past and present take time to tell your story for the Smithsonian Institution Journey Stories exhibit. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming meeting. Please tell all your neighbors and friends about this program. For further information, please e-mail email@example.com, or call (850) 442-6434.West Gadsden Historical Society to meet April 22 about Journey Stories The next Arts Series Event at the Blountstown Public Library on Saturday, April 28 will take us on several kinds of journeys. First we will follow Author Peggy White Russ down the path of her discontentment to the mountaintop of spiritual awakening book Wake Up. Copies will be for sale and she will autograph them. After a refreshment break, the courtyard will come alive with story and song from Joan & Amy Alderman. We will travel back in time listening to tales of passage and how our ancestors came to the area. There will be a display about the Smithsonian Exhibit that will be at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Club House from July 14 August 25. From Spiritual Awakenings to Musical Journeys will begin in the librarys Heritage Room (parking in back lot) at 6:30 p.m. and end under a starlit night in the courtyard around 8:30 p.m. This event is FREE, family friendly and open to the public. Come join the voyage!Blountstown Library host several kinds of journeys April 28 AT THE LIBRARYBIRTHDAYS Terry & Tristan BIRTHDAYS ~
APRIL 18, 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 ApalacheeTheRestaurantCountry Lunch BuffetServed daily Whole ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTS www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental Clinic CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIM A TESMichael Corlett (850) 643-7062 Owner (813) 253-3258LIBERTY COUNTY $600 Down Rural Development Forum at Chipola I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings For more information about the 50th anniversary commemoration events, call (850) 644-6626; send an email to Integration50@fsu.edu; or visit www.fsu.edu/ integration.
Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13. We are truly blessed to live in this community and would like to thank everyone who has reached out to help us during this time. How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it! ~GEORGE ELLISTON. The outpouring of love, concern and numerous acts of kindness has been astonishing. In your heart, you know you live in a community that comes to the aide of one another, but when you are the recipient, it is truly overwhelming. We will never forget the comfort felt when the arms of this community wrapped us in a blanket of warmth following the loss of our home. One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. ~MALAYAN PROVERB Sincerely, The Jim & Celeste Shuler Family I am in heaven dear ones, oh so happy and so bright. There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is gone. I am now at peace forever safely home in heaven at last. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. PSALMS 116:15Thank you for all the deeds and visits and calls you made as Mama was slipping away from us. Linda, David, Donnie and Patti Summers Notes of Thanks birth days BRADY ENFINGERBrady will be celebrating his sixth birthday on Saturday, April 21. He is the son of Marty and Samantha are Linda and Eugene Silcox of Alare Scott Silcox and Bubba and his joys going to Carr School, playing his video games and spending quality time with friends and family. He will be celebrating his birthday at 4-Mile Creek Park with a Pokemon swim party with all his friends and family. TR YST ON LANE LOPEZTryston Lane Lopez will be celebrat ing his eighth birthday S aturday, April 21. He is the son of Ashley and Stacey Lewis and Jorge Lopez, all of Hosford. His grandparents are Robin and Bobby Blackburn and Billy and Angelica Holley, all of Hosford, Rhonda and Jerry Lewis of Bristol and Pat Conley and Tony Conley of Marianna. He enjoys spending time with all of his brothers, Trayson, Trenton and Taylor. He loves to go playing baseball and football. Most of all, he loves to be spoiled by his granny and meme. Trey (LEFT) celebrated his 18th birthday March 26. His brothers, Terry (CENTER) and Tristan (RIGHT) will be celebrating their 16th birthdays Friday, April 20.They are the sons of Roy and Tamara Johnson of Lake Talquin. Their grandparents are Bill and the late Gail (Klotz) Evans of Hosford, James Loggins of S operton, GA and Roy and Faye going to the beach and playing a good game of football.KYLE AND KALAB SKEENKyle and Kalab Skeen will be celebrating their tenth birthday Thursday, April 19. They are the sons of Preston Manning of Blountstown and Micki Skeen of Altha. Their grandparents are James and Sue Ammons of Blountstown, house. Megan and Morgan Hiers will be celebrating their 16th birthday Wednesday, April 18. They are the daughters of Jed and Donna Hiers of Bristol. Their grandparents are James and the late Laverne Hiers of Greensboro and Terry and Shirley Segers of Bristol. A birthday celebration was held Saturday, April 14 with family and friends. TREY TERR Y AND TRISTAN JOHNSONMEGAN AND MORGAN HIERS Miss a recent news article?Catch up online at CLJN ews.COM
MARIANNA Florida Senator Bill Montford (DTallahassee) will deliver the commencement address at the Chipola College graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 3. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. (CT), in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Parents, relatives and friends are invited to a reception immediately following the ceremony. More than 400 graduates make up the Chipola class of 2012. They will join the ranks of more than 12,000 Chipola alumni. Counted as members of the class are all who completed their 2011 to May of 2012 or who will complete work during the summer 2012 terms. Sen. Montford was born in Marianna and moved to Blountstown where he grew up and attended public school. He graduated from the then Chipola Junior College in 1967 and transferred to Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics educa tion and a Master of Science Degree in Administration and Supervision. Montford began his career as a math teacher in Tallahassee in 1969 and went on to serve as a school administrator for 26 years, including 18 years as a high school principal. He was elected Leon County Superintendent of Schools in 1996. He was selected as the 2002 Florida Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Superintendents Association. In 2008, the Leon County School Board named the William J. Montford, III Middle School as a tribute to his life long contributions to education, the school district and the Leon County community. In 2006, Montford was selected as Chief the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. He served two terms as a Leon County Commissioner from 1982 to 1988. Montford currently serves on the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Chair for the Chambers Governmental Affair Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Challenger Learning Center, the Florida Center for Performing Arts and Education and The Village Square. Montford is a member of the Missing Children Information Clear inghouse Advisory Board, the Whole Child Leon leadership Council and the Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance and Accountability. Montford was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Governors Council on Physical Fitness and the Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Rela tions. In 2006, the William J. Montford, III educational Scholarship was established by the Florida State University College of Education, in honor of his lifelong dedication to the furtherance of education. Montford has also received recognition for his personal contributions to the Mayors Initiative on Race Relations, the Teenage Parent Program, the 100 Black Men of Tallahassee, the NAACP, the Tallahassee Human Relations Council, and he was awarded the Educational Leader ship Award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation of Florida. Sen. Montford lives in Tallahassee school teacher at Gilchrist Elementary School. Bill and Jane have two chil dren, William J. Montford IV (Bill) and Katherine Montford Peters. Bill (IV) and his wife Emily have two sons, William J. Montford V (Jake) and Henry James Montford. Katherine and her husband, Kevin have a daughter, Eleanor Jane (Ellie Jane).APRIL 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Devyn Bruner and Amanda Merkison are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. at the gazebo of Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. The grooms best man is David Bruner and the brides maid of honor is Tiffany Merkison. The and Daveyon Bruner will serve as ring bearer. A reception will follow in the civic center. The happy couple will honeymoon in Destin.Bruner, Merkison announce wedding April 22 at Veterans Civic Center gazebo CARTER BRUCE HALLWade and Susan Hall of Blountstown are proud to announce the birth of their son, Carter Bruce Hall, born March 20. He weighed 7 lbs. 5.6 ozs. and measured 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are John and Sandra Lindsey of Blountstown. Paternal grandparents are Pelo and Sharon Marshall of Clarksville. His sister is Maelee Hall, age three. AnniversaryThomas Shorty and Betty Mercer celebrate 50 years togetherBetty and Thomas (Shorty) Mercer of Hosford are proud to announce that their 50th wedding anniversary took place Saturday, April 14. They were married in 1962 in Bainbridge, GA. They enjoy taking walks together, watching the western channel on tv and going for rides. birthSenator Bill Montford to speak at Chipola College graduation May 3 TALLAHASSEE The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 4 unanimously elected Ricky Polston to become the states 55th Chief Justice starting July 1. Polston will become only the second Chief Justice from Jackson County west of the Apalachicola River since 1925. I am deeply honored by my colleagues vote, said Polston, 56. And I commit myself to be a faithful steward of this public trust, recognizing that I am a servant to the people of Florida, to the constitution and to the laws of the land. Polston is originally from Graceville where he graduated high school and attended Chipola College and Florida State University. Justice Polston will serve a two-year term and will succeed the current Chief Justice, Charles T. Canady. He was appointed Justice of the Florida Supreme Court in October of 2008. He was a Judge for the First District Court of Appeals. He practiced law in Tallahassee from 1987 to 2000. He holds an Adjunct Law Professor position at the FSU Law School. He Accountant (CPA) since 1978. Polston served as a Judge of the First District Court of Appeal from January 2001 until October 2008, when he left to join the Supreme Court. He received his law degree with high honors from Florida State University in 1986 and also attended FSU as an undergraduate. With his wife Deborah Ehler Polston, he has been a vocal advocate for chil drens causes, especially in promoting the adoption of children from the foster care system. He and his wife raised four children of their own before adopting a sibling set of six brothers.Chipola alumnus Ricky Polston elected Chief Justice of Florida
Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012Resources are fewer as our population is growing olderCORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012 COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.This is the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. On its maiden voyage, it collided with an iceberg and sank into the ocean. But it still made it further than that North Korean rocket. JAY LENOJK Rowling has a novel now aimed at adults. Its called Harry Potter and the 30-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgage. CONAN OBRIEN The teenage birth rate... is now the lowest its been in 70 years, and people are wondering why. Is it due to a resurgence of sexual abstinence? Is it due to teens acting more responsibly? Or is due to the fact that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is so awesome that boys dont care about girls anymore? JAY LENONorth Korea launched a top-secret new missile. It blew up. It fell apart faster than a Kardashian marriage. DA VID LETTERMANPresident Obama has signed into law a bill that bans members of Congress from insider trading. However, they are still allowed to mishandle campaign funds, cheat on their wives, and kill the occasional drifter. JAY LENOHappy birthday to David Letterman, who just turned 65 years old. I dont want to say hes getting old, but today, he read the Top Ten reasons to get off his lawn. JIMMY F ALLONIn an interview, once again President Obama called Kanye West a jackass. In other words, bring this country together. CONAN OBRIEN up. You only have a few days left to frantically dig through your car for Burger King receipts that you can claim were business dinners later on. JIMMY KIMMELRick Santorum has suspended his presiden tial campaign. He dropped out after spending a weekend in prayer, and then realizing he didnt have one, he dropped out. JAY LENOMitt Romney was actually spotted body-boarding you know, he hates standing for something. JIMMY F ALLONKeith Olbermann is suing his former employer, Current TV for $70 million. That comes out to $10 million per viewer. JAY LENOJoe Biden launched a new Twitter account to give supporters updates from the campaign trail. Like his most recent update: They still wont let me go on the campaign trail. JIMMY F ALLONThe FBI is reporting that American universities eryone should be on the lookout for any student whos paying attention and taking notes. CONAN OBRIENNewt Gingrich admitted to The Washington Post that he knows he probably wont be the Republi can nominee for president, but hes not bowing out of the race because hes $5 million in debt. So he needs to keep raising money. How do you continue to raise money when youve already admitted you probably wont win? JIMMY KIMMELGingrich is $5 million in debt. And hes the guy DA VID LETTERMANA somewhat feeble (no pun intended) joke among senior citizens is that growing old is not for wusses. I agree. No matter what I think and no matter how I feel, the date of birth on my drivers license and Hey, Senior Citizen. Hows it going? Well, sometimes not so hot, but sometimes OK. Of course, the doctors and nurses always note my age for the records, as if they dont already know. Thanks to President Obamas stimulus, which Republicans labeled as something evil thing from Hell, medical records are now largely digitized to include my age. Even though Republicans continue to whine about the stimulus, digitiz ing medical records reduced medi cal cost and improved medical ser vices. As people get older, they require more medical care. Nothing new about that. None of us wants to die before our time. However, the fact that the majority of medical expenditures occur in the last years of our lives sticks in the craw of many clamoring for smaller government and less spending. People concerned about how much is spent on seniors to keep them alive are, who else, those young whippersnappers in the rightwing, particularly those Tea Party poopers who apparently dont want to spend a dime to keep grandma in her rocking chair. To be serious, Americas aging population is a strategic issue. Thats but the problem is that it means a diminishing workforce. Now, the number of workers relative to the number of seniors on Social Security is at a minimum and the ratio of workers to seniors will only get worse. So, the issue of who pays for Social Security will only become more intense. While the U.S. is slowly recovering from the recession, there still isnt economy to accommodate senior support groups, particularly at the local level. In the community where I live, food banks are asking for even more donations, not just for seniors, but for the public in general. The local newspaper reports on people losing their jobs, their homes or their ing in their automobiles. One article was about 420 schoolchildren that were homeless. According to the Federal Administration on Aging, the population of those 65 and older will double between 2000 and 2030, which is about 20% of the total population. The ratio of seniors relative to the overall population in Sun Belt cities like Phoenix, Arizona will be even higher. No surprise here, retirees move to the Sun Belt to live out the last years of their lives. Arizona predicts that 25% of its citizens will be over 60 by 2020. The Associated Press reported that six years ago, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging found that less than half of cities at the time were preparing to deal with the needs of senior citizens. A recent survey by this agency found that little had changed. Local communities arent prepared to provide the services that an ever increasing group of senior citi zens require. Medicaid services are a good example. The State of Florida is demanding that Florida counties ante up for unpaid state provided Medicaid services to the counties. This isnt chump change, its big bucks. The Florida Association of Counties is suing the state to avoid these payments. Of course, the problem is that county governments are poor as church mice and have no capac ity to pay off this alleged debt to the states. County governments could tax its people to pay off alleged Medicare underpayments to the state, but people go nuts at the mere mention of an increase in sales or property taxes. Local citizens wont pay taxes to take care of their own business, much less the states business. The conundrum is this. People are getting older, requiring more medi cal and social services and no way to pay for it. The problem is further spending to the bone with nothing left of the federal government but defense. The problem can be solved, but not by the current crop of elected representatives at the federal and state level. Their only skill is to pander for the vote. Tell em what they want to hear. Write some more anti-abortion and anti-contraception laws all the while avoiding serious issues that affect all of us. Local communities arent prepared to provide the services that an ever increasing group of senior citizens require.
APRIL 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARYWASHINGTON When you see a headline that proclaims, Romneys Woman Problem, it brings back memories of another president and a very different issue concerning women. Romney of course is an unassailable family man whose woman problem has to do with politics and policy and looking ahead to November could pose the greatest obstacle to his ability to defeat President Obama. Women are 53 percent of the electorate and Romney right now is running 18 points behind Obama among women voters. Its not all of Romneys doing; much of the negative attitude toward him stems from his party and the overreach of Republican lawmakers in the wake of the GOPs takeover of the House and numerous state legislatures and statehouses across the country in the November 2010 elections. Socially conservative lawmakers have pushed all sorts of laws to curb reproductive rights, from personhood amendments that would grant the fetus full human rights to requirements that women seeking an abortion undergo ultrasound tests, interventions that have provoked a backlash from womens groups and from a broad swath of women voters as well. Democrats coined the phrase war on women, and last week Romney attempted to turn the phrase back on the Democrats by saying its really Obama who is waging the war on women. Surrounded by women at campaign events, Romney said that 92 percent of the people who have lost their jobs since that it doesnt pass the laugh test. Indeed, the recent recession has been termed by economists the mancession, because women fared better than men. The reason: women in lowerpaid service jobs are not as easily subject to layoffs. reporters when asked if Romney supported the Lily Ledbetter law, or Fair Pay Act of 2009, which Obama signed immediately pause that yes, Romney supported it. On the stump, Romney often refers to his wife, Ann and how she tells him that women are mainly interested in the economy and not the discussion about contraception that has taken so much time on the campaign trail. Responding to that, it was the Democrats turn to stumble, and make the remark that would light up social media networks. Hilary Rosen, a staunch Democrat and sometime surrogate for the Obama campaign, questioned how much Ann Romney would know about the lives of working women since she hasnt worked a day in her life. The remark quickly ignited the Mommy wars, the longstanding tensions between women who choose to stay at home and women who work. Anybody without a partisan axe to grind knows that Rosen meant that Ann Romney didnt of work and family that many American women face on a day-to-day basis. Not wanting to see their gains with women slip away, the Obama campaign sent out its heaviest hitters. Senior campaign strategist David Axelrod tweeted that Rosens comments are inappropriate and offensive. Obama weighed in, Theres no tougher job than being a mom. Anybody who would argue otherwise, I think, probably needs to rethink their statement. With the outcome of the November election heavily deskirmishes as Romney tries to recapture important lost ground and Obama works to cement the biggest gender gap either party has seen in a very long time.The burgeoning gender gap WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift
ANNUAL SERVICES St. Marys invites everyone to attend their pre-annual services for Dr. C. L. Wilson from April 20-22. The scheduled events are as follows: Pastor Jarvis Alls, Pastor G. B. Sheard and the congregation of Quincy will hold the prayer changes of Blountstown. The Gospel Express with various groups and choirs will be per forming. Pastor Derrick Thomas and the Tallahassee congregation as well as Pastor Delano Reed and St. Luke Church of Bristol will attend. HOMECOMING Pastor Johnie Godwin and the congregation of Chipola Community Church would like to extend an invitation to everyone to come and join us in celebrating our 25th homecoming on Sunday, April 22 beginning at 10 a.m. Special singers will include members of our church, several Godwin family members and our praise team, led by Justin Godwin. Come expecting a blessing from God. We will be having dinner following the morning worship service. Bring a covered dish and join us. Our church is located off Hwy. 71 north of Blountstown on Jim Godwin Road. For more information, please call (850) 674-1230. MOVIE NIGHT First Baptist Church in Blountstown will show the movie Courageous on Sunday night, April 22 at 7 p.m. (CT). WOMENS DAY PROGRAM St. Stephens AME Church invites everyone to join them Sunday, April 22 for their annual Womens Day Program. There will Dianna Green of Quincy presiding. At 3 p.m. Pastor Elaine Jones of Teneek, NJ will be presiding over the second service. Dinner will also be provided. St. Stephens AME Church is located in Bristol (Sweetwater). For more information, call Mauth at 579-5989, Madie at 643-5977, Bettye at 643-5799 or Twylen at 643-2760. Carr Chapel in Clarksville invites the community to join them Sunday, April 22 for a special worship time and meal to follow sharing the Gospel of Christ. Following the meal there will be a silent auction to raise funds to support these servants of Christ. Carr Chapel helps support missionaries in countries like India, Mexico and many parts of Africa. Pastor Harris and his wife, Janice will share experiences about their mission trip to Croatia and Kosavo. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. (CT), worship is at 11 a.m. and the special meal will follow the morning worship. MAGNOLIA BAPTIST CHURCH The congregation of Magnolia Baptist Church invites you to come, worship and be revived with us Sunday, April 22, through Wednesday, April 25. Reverend Rob Hall will be sharing the Word of God nightly at 6 p.m. Born and raised in Daytona Beach, Rob began his new life in Christ Jesus at a teen camp when he was 13 years old. In 2003 he yielded to the Lords call into ministry. A year later he began working at Crossroads Baptist Church where he was ordained in 2009. He currently serves as their pastor of student ministries. stown on Magnolia Church Rd. off Hwy. 71. REVIVAL The First Baptist Church of Bristol will be hosting a revival beginning Sunday, April 29 and ending Wednesday, May 2. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays services will be at 7 p.m. Pastor Jim McAfee will preside and worship leaders will be the Telogia Praise Team. Thursday, May 3 is movie night. Courageous will be presented. St. Francis Church on Gaskin St. in Blountstown is hosting a Mexican Food Festival on Saturday, April 21. Bring your family and friends for an evening of enjoying delicious homemade food (reasonably priced), lively music and dance and games. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. (CT) on the church grounds and admission is free. Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012 REGISTRA TION FEE PER ADUL T: $50 "C Donate $1 for a ticket for a chance to win $500. Donate $1 for a ticket to "Split the Pot." All drawings will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012.TIDBITS: In our 10th annual Tournament, 196 (850) 643-4318 or (850) 566-0812 or Ann Starts Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m. (ET), Ends Saturday, April 28 at 1 p.m. (ET) at Bristol Boat LandingREFRESHMENTSHamburgers......$2.00 Hotdogs....... $1.00 ..$1.00 Cold Drinks...$1.00 Hot Coffee...50Proceeds will go to Liberty County Senior Citizens. An additional cash prize of $800 tournaments: 13ththth Annual Liberty County nd$1,000 and Trophy $500 and Trophy $ $300 and Trophy $100 and Trophy $100 and TrophyCASH PRIZES 11 th Annual Liberty County Senior Citizens Flathead Tournament1st place.............. $200 and Trophy 2nd place............. $150 and Trophy 3rd place............. $100 and Trophy $50 and TrophyKIDS PRIZES NEWS FROM THE PEWS The class is being offered at NO cost to the student. 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APRIL 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 ASK THEO L D F A R M E R SA L M A N A C Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. # CMC1249570 (850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley Is a whortleberry the same as a blueberry? G. M., Pointe Grosse, Mich. Some people would say so, yes. Depending on what part of the country youre from, you might speak of picking blue whortleberries, hurtleberries, huckleberries, Saskatoons, bilberries, or blueberries. In fact, there are slight differences in the origins of some of these berry bushes, the whortleberry being Vaccinium myrtillus, for example, while the Saskatoon is Amelanchier alnifolia. Bilberries and blueberries are both of the genus Vaccinium like the whortleberry, however. All have healthful properties, which are recently coming back into common knowledge as health experts talk about antioxidants. Blueber ries have vitamins A and C and calcium, but also have been used, for centuries, as an anti-diarrhea remedy. In fact, it is believed that blueber ries destroy the E. coli bacteria that can cause digestive infections and distress. Blueberries also help those who are working to lower their cholesterol counts.Whats the deal with wishing on M&Ms? Which color is the lucky color? L. N., Somerville, N.J. APR. 16, MONDAY -Patriots Day (Maine, Massachusetts). Conjunction of Neptune and the Moon. Football coach Bill Belichick born, 1952. Wishes wont wash dishes. APR. 17, TUESDAY -Moon on equa tor. American statesman Benjamin Franklin died, 1790. Order of Canada, to honor outstanding contributions to society and country, instituted, 1967. APR. 18, WEDNESDAY -Conjunction of Mercury and the Moon. Actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco, 1956. APR. 19, THURSDAY -Conjunction of Uranus and the Moon. Oxford English Dictionary completed, 1928. Lead, South Dakota, blanketed with 59 inches of snow, 2006. APR. 20, FRIDAY -Electron microscope demonstrated to public, 1940. Actress Jessica Lange born, 1949. F3 tornado touched down, Utica, Illinois, 2004. APR. 21, SATURDAY -San Jacinto Day (Texas). New Moon. Conjunction of Mercury and Uranus. Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II born, 1926. APR. 22, SUNDAY -Third Sunday of Easter. Earth Day. Moon at apogee. Conjunction of Jupiter and the Moon. Humorist Erma Bombeck died, 1996. Were told its the green ones that are lucky, but maybe that was before the blue ones came out. But did you know that M&Ms were Created in 1940 for the military, M&Ms take their name from their creators, Forrest Mars and Bruce Murries. In the 1990 Persian Gulf War, Hersheys created a Desert Bar for the Desert Storm soldiers. While M&Ms were designed to melt in your mouth, not in your hand, the Desert Bar had to withstand heat of up to 140F! But back to wishing. 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 If youre out of green M&Ms, there are lots of other things to wish on. Try a falling star, for starters, probably the most popular of the lucky charms. You can wish on a white horse, or, in summer, on a water melon seed stuck to your forehead, but be sure you complete the wish before the seed falls. You can of spring, if you can wait that long. You can wish anytime you touch blue, or on birthday candles, on a wishbone (if you get the bigger half), on a found penny heads up, on an eyelash blown from the back of the hand, and on a found pin, if you pick it up.I always thought as certain as death and taxes was a Benjamin Franklin quote. Am I wrong? E. L., Beaumont, Tex. Daniel DeFoe (1660 1731), famous for Robinson Crusoe, was the author of the phrase, but Benjamin Franklin (1706) was known to use it. Keep in mind that Franklin was a great reader, and much of what was attributed to him came from his reading and knowledge of other authors, including Cer vantes (Honesty is the best policy); George Herbert (For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; and for want of a horse, the rider was lost); and Aesop (God helps them that help themselves). Some of these were entered as maxims in Poor Richards Almanack and came to be associated with Franklin in that way. Franklin used age-old proverbs in his speeches and conversations, and he paraphrased frequently. He paraphrased Socrates when he said, Eat to live and not live to eat. He also paraphrased Cicero and Samuel Butler: There was never a good war or a bad peace. And now people paraphrase him. 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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012 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! Reagan gets a big surprise when dad visits her classPHOTOS COURTESY OF BEN HALL KEN FUTCH ELECT for SHERIFFGive Change A Chance EXPERIENCE: Journal EditorFive-year-old Reagan Bilbo got the surprise of her young life when her father, who is serving overseas with the Army National Guard, stepped through the door of her kindergarten classroom at Tolar School in Bristol last week. She hasnt seen him since he left for Afghanistan six months ago, said her mother, Lacey Bilbo. Reagan and her dad, Joey Bilbo, have kept in touch via Skype, talking frequently by computer. She didnt know he was due for a two-week visit home before returning to Kuwait. Its been rough, her mom said. She knows hes protecting our country but she misses her daddy. Ben Hall of Blountstown helped set up the surprise, coming to Jennifer Lees class April 11 on the pretense of giving a photography demonstration. At one point he told the class he had a special helper coming in from far away. Then Joey walked in, prompting a reaction from his daughter that Ben caught with his cam era. I think she was in complete shock, her mother said. She just held on to him and bur ied her head on his shoulder. Since the reunion, you cant pry those two apart, she said. The family left ear lier this week for a few days at Disney World. Joey is in the Army Nation al Guard and serves with the 111th Aviation Battalion.
APRIL 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 ABOVE: Kelsey Jones autographs the back of Anthony Fleishmans shirt after the performance. BELOW: While someone puts their name on the back of Wayne Davis shirt, Paul Kern playfully offers to sign his face.Tolar School Music Teacher Gayle Grissett is shown surrounded by the ten students who took part in the Honors Chorus on Saturday in Graceville.Ten Tolar School music students joined 70 students from schools throughout the Florida Panhandle and Southeast Alabama for a day-long workshop topped off by an afternoon performance during Saturdays Panhandle Elementary Honors Chorus at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville. Students gave up their PE classes for three weeks and their teacher had to forgo her lunch and planning period to prepare for the program. They sang six songs, including one featuring phrases from several languages. Selections included a Calypso song, a folk song and a hymn. BELOW: Tolar music students take part in Panhandle Elem. Honors ChorusDr. Judy Bowers leads the group of young singers, who were taught new songs by her post-grad music students from FSU.TERESA EUBANKS PHOTOSWorking parents are already lining up child care plans for the summer. While theyre at it, educators say all parents of school-age children should also plan for preventing the dreaded summer slide. The summer slide is the infor mation and skills children forget dur ing summer break from the end of one school year to the beginning of the next school year, says Carrie Scheiner, who created Exploracise ( www.exploracise. com ), to provide parents and educators with award-winning products and programs that combine learning, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices. The education slide is well-documented by numerous studies, which were synthesized in the 1990s by Harris Cooper, then a professor at the Univer sity of Missouri-Columbia. He found that children could forget one to three months of learning over the summer. While some people are aware of the learning loss, many arent aware that children tend to gain weight more rapidly when theyre out of school, Scheiner says, citing a 2007 study by Paul Von Hippel of Ohio State University. He found that kids, especially those at risk for obesity, gain as much weight during the summer as they do all school year. What can parents do to keep young brains and bodies engaged in healthy ways over the summer? Scheiner offers these tips: JOURNAL CURRENT ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS. How do you know if your child is affected by summer slide if you dont remember where they ended the year? Create a summer ment what they most recently learned in We all want mer, and they can. Enroll in the fun, time in the summer. With fewer schedACTIVE-ate .ercise to stay healthy, so does the brain Tips to prevent learning loss over summerTOP ROW: Anthony Fleishman, Wayne Davis, Katlyn Truman and Andrew Kern. MIDDLE: ROW: Lindsey Marotta, Kelsey Jones, Luke Johnson, Mrs. Gayle and Makayla Geiger. BOTTOM ROW: Kelsey Nobles and Autumn Tanner.
Wednesday, April 18 Algebra Study Session 3-4 p.m.; FCA Huddle 7:30 a.m.; Softball District Tournament in Blountstown Thursday, April 19 Baseball vs. Wewa Home @ 6 p.m.; Softball District Tournament in Blountstown Friday, April 20 Parent Meeting State Weightlifting Meet; Baseball vs. Sneads Home @ 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Guys and Dolls 4 hour rehearsal 8-12 p.m. Monday, April 23 Geometry Study Session 3-4 p.m.; Baseball District Tournament; PERT Test Tuesday, April 24 Baseball District Tourna ment; PERT Test BHS Calendar of Events Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012Students in the Allied Health Program at Liberty County High School recently had the opportunity to be certiwas part of The American Heart Associations Basic Life Support for This was a professional Students learned how to perform adult, child as how to use Automatic and how to rescue a Instructors were Paramedics Jarrod Wester The students would like to thank Calhoun County EMS and Calhoun Liberty Hospital for donating their time and providing them with a pizza party! They learned valuable skills and are very proud of this accomLCHS students in Allied Health Program learn CPRLiberty County schools are now accepting applications for our 21st CCLC Slots will be awarded to students who be open to all Liberty County students; any remaining slots will be allocated to We are very excited about being able to offer an additional hour of services this summer! Dates times and costs are as follows: June 7 through July 19 (closed July 4) are provided, parents are responsible for Transportation from Hosford School to Noahs Ark will be provided in the Enrollment forms are currently being sites and are available on the district For more information, please visit, lcsbonline.org or contact the Program Director, Mandie Fowler, at mandie.fowler@ lcsbonline.org or 643-7297.Liberty County schools currently accepting applications for 21st CCLC summer program SCHOOL LUNCH MENU April 18-24, 2012 LIBERTY WednesdayBREAKFAST: Grits with scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Beef-a-roni with whole grain pasta or turkey and cheese on autumn grain or chicken caesar wrap with glazed carrots, salad with light dressing, garlic bread* and a petite banana. (2nd & 3rd grades WG pizza)ThursdayBREAKFAST: Cinnamon roll with sausage patty. LUNCH: Mandarin orange chicken or open faced pepperoni sandwich* or turkey and cheese chef salad with brown rice*, steamed broccoli, steamed cabbage and orange wedges. FridayBREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes with sausage patty. LUNCH: Salisbury steak or baked corn dog or baby turkey, ham & cheese sub with mashed potatoes, green peas, dinner roll* and chilled pears. (4th grade WG pizza)MondayBREAKFAST: Breakfast pizza. LUNCH: Herbed baked chicken or BBQ chicken melt* or ham & cheese chef salad with crackers with steamed broccoli, baked beans, dinner roll* and grape juice. (Kg & 1st grade pizza).TuesdayBREAKFAST: Ham and cheese biscuit. LUNCH: Beef and bean burrito or spicy nachos or chicken caesar salad with croutons, shredded lettuce and tomato with whole kernel corn and sweet chewy raisins.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. CA L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFAST: Grits and ham cubes with sweet poLUNCH: Buffalo chicken wrap, french fries and a fresh fruit cup.Thursday syrup and a sausage patty.LUNCH: Baked chicken, buttered rice, green beans, whole wheat roll and a tropical fruit cup.FridayBREAKFAST: Sausage gravy and a biscuit.LUNCH: Pepperoni pizza, garden salad and fresh fruit.MondayBREAKFAST: Cheese toast, grits and ham cubes. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets with baked potato wedges, green beans and fresh fruit.TuesdayBREAKFAST: syrup and sausage patty. LUNCH: Salisbury steak with gravy, rice, turnip greens, corn bread and mixed fruit.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMDPea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417MENUS SPONSORED BY: Bristol Dental Clinic LCHS Bulldog Beat All of these students have worked very hard preparing for the FCAT Test which will be given next week across There was cheering and a a student earns, they get a All of the tickets are put in a bucket and drawn for students and their hard work! BES teachers host FCAT pep rallyKindergarten registration April 27 recent physical, and social security card to register your Yearbooks on sale now blountstown elementary school btown high school required reading, writing and mathematics test designed Any junior who scored a level two or three on FCAT reading and/or a level two, three, or four on FCAT math, Any senior currently enrolled in English for College Any junior or senior who have ACT or CPT scores that are concordant with FCAT, may be exempt from Students will only be required to take the subject area over three days, testing will focus on one subject area determine whether remediation is required during their For seniors, students scores will determine if reme extremely important test, students are encouraged to per BHS Junior & Seniors prepare for PERT test set for April 23 Brown, Tripp Taylor, Andrew Bryant, Savannah Taylor, Zach Bryant, Hannah Plazarin, Cassidy Gurliaccio, Jacob Woodham, Meshae Hall, Anthony Wyrick, Thomas Howell, Heather Yoder, Santana Lee, Chloey Mcleod, James Leonard, Mitchell Darnell, Casey Johnson, Kristen Chris Byrne, Tabatha Bramblett, Karissa BLOUNTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
Altha School will host Book Fair Luau Its a Reading Celebration! April 23 27. Shopping hours will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. The Book Fair will feature a special Family Event Tuesday, April 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. This event will feature time to shop at the fair, Book Fair-related activities and refreshments. Parents, grandparents as well as other rela tives are invited to our Book Fair Breakfast Friday, April 27 from 7 7:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be served and there will be time to shop at the Book Fair. The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases and other great reads from more than 100 publishers. You can also shop online at www.scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs from April 17-30. All orders ship to school for free and each purchase In addition, the Book Fair will feature the One for Books program, where students can share the thrill of reading by donating their loose change to help purchase books for classroom libraries. Scholastic matches monetary donations with a donation of up to one tions dedicated to helping families in need, such as the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. and Kids In Need Foundation. The more a child reads, the stronger the reader he or she becomes. Strong reading skills are essential to a childs success in school and life. Our Book Fair encourages this success by offering students access to great books at affordable prices. Children are more likely to read books they personally choose. The wide variety of choices offered at our Book Fair ensures that there will be something for everyone! For more information, please call the Media Center at 762-3121. APRIL 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 altha wildcats The Blountstown Middle School Lady Tigers comConference Championship by defeating the Hosford Panthers by a score of 10-3. The Tigers were led offensively throughout the season by Anna Hassig, who had a batting average of .821 with 33 runs scored and 12 stolen bases while striking out only once. Taylor Stalnaker also had an incredible season, maintaining a batting average of .727 with 24 hits and 22 RBIs, and no strike outs. The Tiger pitchers also had a great season. Trudie Alford led the way with a record of 7-0: pitching 23 innings, facing 114 batters, striking out 18, while giving up only 9 hits. Seventh grader Lana Wood had a record of 4-0: pitching 22 2/3 innings, facing 89 batters, striking out 14, while walking only 4 batters the entire season. Defensively the Lady Tigers played stellar, commit ting only nine errors as a team for the season. These girls have had a very successful season and have worked really hard the last couple of years. The eighth graders will truly be missed as they move on to BHS next season.BMS Lady Tigers capture 1st Panhandle Conference Championship, defeating the Hosford Panthers 10-3Altha School to host Scholastic Book Fair April 23 27Altha School will be hosting free sports physicals for any student interested in playing sports during the 20122013 school year on Tuesday, May 1 at Altha School. Students should see any coach to get a physical form. physical form.Free sports physicals May 1There will be a Middle School Dance on Friday, April 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Altha Community Center for students in grades 6 8 only. Admission is $3 per person and there will be concessions available. The dance is sponsored and chaperoned by the Altha School PTO.Middle school dance April 20Principal Ladona Kelley proudly announces Altha Schools Kids of Character for the month of March, demonstrating the character trait of Sincerity: Front row, from left: Ben Glover, Christopher McClain, Camden Pitts, Jagger Weiler and Elijah Julie Burge and Michaela Markwalter. Back row: Abby Ham, Jessica Moore and Trace Newman. Not pictured is Hunter Lott. Altha Kids of Character for March blountstown middle school MARIANNAThe 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 begun in 1909. The Whiffenpoofs have performed in Lincoln Center, the White House, Carnegie Hall, the Rose Bowl, and on television shows The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, 60 Minutes, and NBCs The SingOff to name a few. This performance is particularly historical, because it is the last artist series to be hosted in the old theatre. The new Chipola Center for the Arts opens in September. A limited number of tickets$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and underare on sale in the Chipola BusiThe 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 email@example.com. Yale Collegiate A Cappella group The Whiffenpoofs to perform at Chipola April 26
Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012 Located in BristolLAND CLEARING-Private drives and roads -Food plots -Home sites -Small acreageCall Eddie Nobles at (850) 447-0449 or Chas (850) 447-0849Eddie NoblesLAND CLEARING, EXCA V A TION AND ROOT RAKING FOR: SPECIALTYPOSTS1/4 rounds 1/2 rounds Flat Face FACTORY SECONDS6'6" Posts, Top Size, under 2" 2-3" 3-4" 4-5" 5"+ ITEMS SUBJECT TO A V AILABILITYLiberty Post and Barn Pole Inc.DEMPSEY BARRON ROAD, BRISTOL (OFF HWY 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995WE'VE GOT THE FENCE POSTS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours or responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Cataracts?Freedom from Eye Glasses, Now a reality for many.Lee Mullis M.D. and Cataract SpecialistSmart Lenses SMDr. Mulliss Smart LensSM procedure can produce clear vision without eyeglasses.Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 4320 5th Ave. Marianna(2 Blks from Jackson Hospital)(850) 526-7775 or 1(800)769-3429 GARDENING by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa CountySquash vine borer invades the garden Last week the zucchini plants in my enjoy all the culinary pleasures of was that all the bees, needed for pollination, seemed to be enjoying plant and not visiting my vegetable around the zucchini plants, my heart leapt with orange moth curled her abdomen under a stem is a clearwing moth, common a serious pest of vine crops, commonly attacking summer squash, winter squash, and 1/2 inch long with an orange Squash vine borer adults are moths are unusual because they Approximately one week after they are laid, the eggs hatch and the resulting larvae, or caterpilcream-colored with brown heads, growing to with moist greenish or orange sawdust-like mate may become mushy or rots away Squash vine borers are chalmanagement options are focused on controlling the hatching caterpillar Home gardeners should be proactive by monitoring your plants for the are two methods for detecting squash vine borer can also use yellow trap pans to detect squash to the container and be trapped When you notice squash vine borer adults in your traps you know they are active and it spray the stems at their base when the first adult moths contain Bacillus thuringiensis attacked by borers, you can try to kill the borer the plant is not good, you do not have much to fully up the vine until you locate the borer (or the tip of the knife, mound moist soil over the roots may grow along the cut stem, allowing the Theresa Friday is the Residential Horticulture Extension Agent for Santa Rosa County. Squash vine borer invades the garden NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC Why shop with us? We beat major city prices! Carrabelle, Florida Call us at (850) 697-4383 OPEN Home of the All-U-Can-Eat menuA little out of the way, A lot less to payFamily Coastal Seafood RestaurantCome see us for the best seafood and prices around for a really great meal. The squash vine borer adult is a serious pest of vine crops, commonly attacking summer squash, winter squash, and pumpkins.
APRIL 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Charles McClellan Funeral HomeButler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277Charles K. McClellanLicensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. OBITUARIES Telephone (850) 674-2266 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& CrematoryEUGENE ABBOTT BLOUNTSTOWNEugene Abbott, 77, of Blountstown, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 in Blountstown. He moved from Marianna to Blountstown in 2008 and was of the Holiness faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Rosa Lee Abbott. Memorialization will be by cremation. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. MIKAYLA ELIZABETH STEVENS BLOUNTSTOWNMikayla Elizabeth Stevens, infant, of Blountstown, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 in T allahassee. She was preceded in death by a special great uncle, Andy Roberson. Survivors include her mother, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) S tevens of Blountstown; maternal grandparents, Glenda and Mike Stevens of Blountstown; maternal greatgrandparents, Elizabeth and Billy Roberson of Bristol; an aunt and uncle, Michelle and Alan Thrasher of Memphis and numerous other relatives. Services were held Saturday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. RAYLENE D. ANDERSON was born in Blountstown to the late Ray and Eilleen and a brother in-law, Lavoy Anderson, both of Panama Services were held T uesday, April 17 at Adams FuAdams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. HUBERT LEE (JOE) KEEL, JR. his home. He was born on June 1, 1980 in Marianna ing from Altha. He was an auto mechanic and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Julie Barbara Edwards and her husband, Joseph of Freeport; Blountstown; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. SUSIE HATCHER MORRIS BLOUNTSTOWN Blountstown, passed away T hursday, April 12, 2012. S he was born in Gadsden, AL and lived most of her life in Bristol. She was a graduate of Blountstown High School and earned a bachelors degree from Florida State Uniespecially enjoyed working in the genealogy department. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Hatcher; a son, Alan Hatcher; her parents, Haywood S urvivors include her husband, Julian Morris of Grand and her husband, Mario of Bristol; two brothers, Bill Henderson and his wife, Margaret of Jacksonville and Lentz Henderson and his wife, Geri of Beverly Hills; a sister, Rebecca Henderson of Bristol and 10 grandchildren. Family will receive friends Thursday, April 19 from stown. Services will be held Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m. (ET) Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com. DORINE KAY ANDERSON BLOUNTSTOWN of Blountstown, passed away W ednesday, April 11, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She had a big heart and enjoyed helping people. S he was preceded in death by her parents, L eslie Earnest and Mary Elizabeth Anderson and a granddaughter, Alissa W aunita Loomis. Survivors include her lifelong companion and soulGeorgia, Brenda and Paul Foysthe of Missouri and 14 grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m. respects. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. LOUIS EDWIN STRONG BLOUNTSTOWN L ouis Edwin Strong, 96, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012 in Blountstown He was born April 12, 1916 in Hamden, OH and had lived in Blountstown since 1976. He was a retired carpenter and a Veteran of WWII, serving in the United States where he was picked to sing in the high school operetta called Old King Cole and he was one of the Fiddlers Three. He continued singing lead parts in operettas all through high school. He played the French horn in the high school marching band and in the orchestra. He was in the church of the Nazarene in Hillsdale, MI, Eustis and 1989. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee L. and Florence B. Strong; his wives, Blanche L. (T urner) L. Irish; a stepfather, Forrest B. Morgan; two brothers, Survivors include three sons, Louis E. Strong, Jr., Thomas W Strong and John L. Strong, Sr.; three daughGraveside services will be held Friday, April 20 at 10 Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. MARIANNA 7th Annual Garden Gala on S aturday, June 9 from 6-9 unteers to help plan, prepare and present the event. Volunteers are needed for all areas of the event. The Garden Gala committee will be holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 19 at noon at Avenue, Suite E. and lunch will be provided. The Garden Gala is our signature fundraising event of the year. Proceeds from the gala will help organization dedicated to providing comprehensive compassionate service to patients and their loved ones during times of life limiting illnesses, based on need, regardless of ability to pay. enants mission in the Marianna service area. Proceeds from the Garden Gala help off set the $1.3 million of indigent care; along with contributing to the programs not reimbursed by Medicare, such as: To volunteer for the Garden Gala committee or Jackson at 482-8520 or 209-8008. Or via email Garden Gala seeks volunteers for June 9 event plans monthly meeting on April 19
Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012 The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kyle Peddie. Members present at the meeting were Roger Reddick, Darrel Hayes, Tommy Duggar, Logan Kever, Chairman Kyle Peddie and Superintendent Sue Summers. The prayer was offered by Tommy Duggar and the Pledge of Allegiance was also led by Tommy Duggar. RECOGNITION Chris Worrell on behalf of Commissioner Adam Putnam and the Florida Department of Agriculture presented the School Board a check in the amount of $22,465.62 for timber harvested in the Lake Talquin State Forest and Tates Hell State Forest. Superintendent Summers recognized Barbara Brinson retiring March 30, 2012 with 14 years of dedicated service to the Liberty County School Board. Link Barber also recognized Barbara Brinson for her service at WR Tolar School. Superintendent Summers recognized Ann Marie Brown as Regional Spelling Bee Champ for the second year. Ann Marie will travel to Washington, D.C. for the National Spelling Bee in May. Superintendent Summers recognized Candace Mercer and the LCHS H.O.S.A. Student Group for the outstanding job they did at the Health Science Competition in Tallahassee in February. ADOPTION OF AGENDA Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to adopt the agenda. CONSENT ITEMS Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve the following consent items. A. Approval of Minutes February 14, 2012 B. Principals Reports for February, 2012 C. Financial Statements for February, 2012 D. Budget Amendments 420-03 E. Bills and Payroll for February, 2012 ACTION ITEMS Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Substitute Teacher list. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Reddick and carried unanimously to approve changes to the following policies: 3.18 School Calendar 3.50 Public Information and Inspection of Records 4.14 Adult Ed 4.71 Home and Private School Extracurricular activities 4.82 Animals on Campus 6.18 Contracts: Instructional and Administrative Personnel 6.40 Assessment of Employees Motion was made by Kever, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve new LCSB Policy: 5.301 Use of Time out, Seclusion and Physical Restraint Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve request for permission to advertise changes to policies: 6.114 Paraprofessionals 6.38 Suspension with Partial or No Pay 6.92 Insurance Premiums 7.10 School Budget Systems 7.20 Accounting and Control Procedures Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve Liberty County Exceptional Student Education Policies and Procedures (SP&P) for 2009-2010 2011-2012. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve 2012-2013 Liberty County School Board Twelve Month Calendar, 2012-2013 Bristol Youth Academy School Calendar, 2012-2013 Pre-K School Calendar, 20122013 Childcare Calendar. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve revised 2012-2013 Liberty County School Board School Calendar. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to approve Maintenance Agreement with Liberty County School Board and Revell Electric Inc. & Automated Access Systems dated Jan. 3, 2012 for maintenance on gates at WR Tolar K-8 School and Hosford Elementary & Jr. High School. (One maintenance per quarter on 5 Gates and Operators and all Access Controls $300/Hosford) (One maintenance per quarter on 6 Gates and Operators and all Access Controls $350/WR Tolar) PERSONNEL Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Duggar and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation/retirement from LCSB/DROP Program for Barbara Brinson effective March 30, 2012. Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to accept letter of resignation from Roger Ard effective Feb. 20, 2012. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve request for Personal Leave without pay, 1 day, from Linda S. Bontrager on March 23, 2012. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve request for FMLA Medical Leave of Absence for Larry Dawson beginning Jan. 10, 2012. Motion was made by Duggar, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to approve request for FMLA Medical Leave of Absence for Christy Bentley beginning Feb. 20, 2012. Motion was made by Reddick, seconded by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve recommendation of Slade Geiger be hired as long-term substitute from Feb. 22, 2012 through remainder of the school year to replace Donna Bracewell, 3rd grade. Motion was made by Reddick, second ed by Hayes and carried unanimously to approve request for out-of-state travel for Grant Grantham and David Shuler to attend a Strength and Conditioning Clinic in Tennessee on March 2nd. (Only cost to district will be reimbursement for mileage) OLD BUSINESS -none -INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION ITEMS -none -SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Superintendent Summers informed the Board that the District is currently reviewing and preparing Student Code of Conduct for 2012-2013. The District Advisory Council will meet on Thursday to review and approve the recognition dollars and the school plans. Superintendent Summers also commented that the Community Budget Committee would meet on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. BOARD MEMBER CONCERNS Roger Reddick asked Kevin Williams for an update on the lights at the high school Electric Coop. had contacted him and that the work has been completed at no charge. There was also an update on the new buses and the last one should be delivered within the next two weeks. ADJOURNMENT Motion was made by Hayes, seconded by Kever and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting. _______________________________ Superintendent Sue Summers and Chairman Kyle PeddieMarch 13 regular meeting minutes of the Liberty School Board Call Beth Eubanks April is Tupperwares Birthday month and we are celebrating by giving the gifts to hosts! get FREE Tupperware. NEW COLORSSave money now. Save time later.CrystalWave Get it all 13-Pc Set FAIR HOUSING NOTICEThe City of Bristol is dedicated to fair housing principles. Fair housing is a concept that everyone has the right to obtain without discrimination. The City of Bristol ofwhich prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, and familial status. This ordinance covers most housing related activities such as real estate sale, advertising, bank transactions, mortgages, rentals and any similar activity which may deal with persons seeking housing. Anyone with questions or concerns about the Fair Housing Ordinance or anyone who feels that they have been discriminated against is urged to contact Robin Hatcher, City Clerk at Bristol City Hall, 12444 NW Virginia G. Weaver Street, Bristol, FL 32321 or phone: (850) 643-2261. Dated 04/18/12
APRIL 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 Dont missCalhoun CountysHOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTECOLLECTION DAYFREEFREE Saturday, May 58 a.m. to 12 p.m.Were taking old computers and components at Calhoun County Recycling Center. PLEASE, NO GAS CYLINDERS OR EXPLOSIVES. Bring your plastic soda and milk jugs, newspapers and cardboard. NO COMMERCIAL WASTES, HOUSEHOLD WASTE ONLY Small businesses in-cluding schools and growers will be accept-ed at a reduced rate. Please call 674-8075 for details.HAZ-MATS are Hazardous Household Materials and oth-er Toxic Wastes -DegreasersCALL 674-8075 FOR DETAILSSponsored by: The Calhoun County Board of County Commissioners Magnolia Church Rd. Calhoun Co. Recycling Center HAZ-MATS HERE HWY. 20 Blountstown HW Y. 71 HAPPY FEETChipola College students Alex Parrish (left) and Kaylee Toole share a laugh in the threelegged race at the colleges annual Spring Parents, school will soon be out but that doesnt mean your childs educa tion has to stop for the next two and a half months. Canoeing, swimming, archery, meeting new friends, marine and environmental science can all be found in one place for one week this summer. 4-H Camp Timpoochee, located on the bay in Niceville, is just waiting to be explored by your child. All Liberty County youth, ages 8-13 are eligible to attend 4-H Camp Timpoochee. They do not have to be 4-H members to attend camp. Youth from Liberty County will camp June 25-29. The total cost for camp is $220 which includes all meals, transportation to and from camp, daily snacks, overnight accommodations for four nights and a camp T-shirt. Summer is a time for kids to relax and rejuvenate before the new school year begins, but that doesnt mean they should in front of the TV or becoming a video game junkie. At Camp Timpoochee, they can exercise their whole body and minds and meet new friends face to face not just through email or Facebook. 4-H Camp Timpoochee offers tradi tional camping activities with the addition of some new and exciting activities. Because of its location on the bay, marine science studies are emphasized in a modern lab equipped with microscopes and saltwater aquariums. Environmental studies include day hikes where students explore the plant life and wildlife around them to learn about the forest and its inhabitants. Recreation activities include swimming, volleyball, archery and games. Campers have free time to choose their activities and set up games of volleyball, softball or basketball. At night, campers can sing karaoke or make up their own each night where campers sing favorite camp songs. The legend of Timpoochee While your child is at camp, they will experience group living in a cabin setting where important life skills are learned. Skills that all kids and adults need, such as getting along with others, consider ation for those around you and doing your part, will be experienced at camp. Campers assume full responsibility for their cabin and compete for the daily clean cabin award as well as help with dining room chores and general camp chores in a team atmosphere. 4-H Camp Timpoochee features airconditioned log cabins with bunks for 8-10 campers and attached bath facili ties between bunk houses. The staff is well trained in dealing with children and camping programs and nutritious, wellbalanced meals are prepared three times a day for campers in the air-conditioned cafeteria. It is the goal of Liberty County 4-H for your child to enjoy a week at 4-H Camp Timpoochee in a relaxed and fun learning environment. Camp registra tion and full payment is due June 1. If necessary, a camp payment plan can be set up for you. If you would like a camp registration packet, please contact Cathia Schmarje, 4-H Program Assistant at 643-2229, or located in the Liberty County Veterans Memorial Civic Center, for a packet. Camp packets are also available on our Kids 8-13 are urged to register soon for Camp Timpoochee tripTALLAHASSEEFlorida water warned consumers about a scam that involves misleading postcards sent to seniors about an annuity they may have that has reached the end of its surrender period. An unlicensed company named Unlimited Fulfillment Services, LLC Unlimited, has been allegedly contacting senior consumers with these postcards advising that they need to contact the companys scheduling department to discuss options. The Florida Department of Financial to Issue Cease and Desist Order against the company. This companys illegal marketing strategy is aimed at our states most vulnerable citizens, CFO Atwater said. My department will continue to take action against these types of misleading solicita tions and I urge all consumers to be on high alert for this and other such attempts to get their hardearned money. Unlimited, of Medina, Ohio, is not licensed in Florida as an insurance agency. The Notice of Intent to Issue Cease and Desist Order alleges that it engaged in the unlicensed and therefore illegal, business of insurance by soliciting annuity products to elderly Florida consumers. The notice also alleges the solicitations contained false or misleading information directed to elderly consumers. As referenced in the notice, Unlimited sent Florida seniors a postcard indicating that it was from Unlimiteds insurance and annuity services department. The postcard stated that the consumers might be in possession of an annuity that had reached the end of its surrender period. The postcard provided a toll-free telephone number and directed the recipient to contact an Unlimited representative to discuss options. The postcard was intended to mislead the consumers into believing that a phone call was necessary and action was required regarding investments about which Unlimited had no knowledge. Instead of possessing actual and relevant information regarding the consumers investments, Unlimited sought to mislead the elderly consumers by inducing them to call a toll-free telephone number upon receipt of the postcard advertisement. Consumers who are contacted by this company are encouraged to contact the departments Division of Consumer Services by calling (877)-MY-FL-CFO, (877) 6935236 to report the solicitation. Consumers warned of misleading postcard solicitations for annuities ConsumerALERT
Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012 LOST & FOUNDFOUND: Small dog found at Calhoun-Liberty Credit Union. Has soft curly fur and looks to be of the dachshund, schnauzer or poodle mixture. Good Samaritan is keeping the puppy at home until owner is found. If you believe the dog to be yours or have a lead, please call 643-7603. 4-18, 4-25FOUND: Two puppies found on Wednesday, April 11 at the corner of Charlie Johns Street and Hentz Avenue in Blountstown. One is a larger breed, black, and looks to be about 6 8 weeks old. The other is a smaller breed, tan and white, and looks to be about 6 months or older. If you have lost two puppies please call 643-6781. 4-18, 4-25LOST: 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 WANTEDMobile home at lease 2002 or new model, 16x80 if possible or a doublewide. Call 447-0443. 4-11, 4-18 Double wide trailer, four bedrooms, two baths, prefer year range 2001 2009; Five acres of land in the Bristol, Hosford or Tallahassee area. Call 294-9544. 4-18, 4-25Three phase water pump and a 200 amp breaker box and pole. Call 237-1904 lease message if no answer. 4-11, 4-18 HUNTING & FISHINGConnex 3300 CB radio, high power, extra microphone, monkey stick antenna, like new, $375 643-8008. 4-18-, 4-25 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, 4-18Sleeper sofa, brand new never used, $150. Table and two chairs, $50. Call 674-3264. 4-11, 4-18Living 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 CARS2001 Buick Lesabre, in good condition, $2,500. Call 674-5583. 4-18, 4-25 AUTO ACCESSORIESChevrolet 350 vortec heads, Edelbrock performer RPM intake, set of long tube headers, all for $300. Call 647-3663. 4-18, 4-25 PETS/SUPPLIESBearded dragon; Pit bull, brindle with blue and black, has been wormed. Call (850) 372-3329 for prices. 4-18, 4-25Lab puppies, have been weaned and wormed, free to a good home. Call 762-4071. 4-18, 4-25Six full-blooded Jack Russell puppies, dewi paws removed, tails clipped, six weeks old. One full-blooded Boston Terrier, eight months old, has had shots. One female full-blooded Jack Russell, 20 months old, has had shots. Call 491-7380. 4-11, 4-18Puppies, Rottweiler/White English Bulldog mixed, 6-8 weeks old, cute and adorable. Has had shots and been wormed, $100. Call 4471991. UFNRed 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, 4-18Buy, sell or trade in the 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 SALEWeight bench, includes 305 lbs. of weights, $75; Cable machine, $40; Exercise rower, $20. Call 643-6260. 4-18, 4-25Large smoker grill; two seater go-kart; heavy duty tilt trailer. Call 570-1046 for more information. 4-18, 4-25Formal dress, butterscotch yellow, long, size 10, perfect for spring. Can be worn with or without straps. Call 643-6260. 4-18, 4-25Moving sale boat trailer, bunk beds, truck, van, lawn mover. Everything must go. Call 674-3591 or (270) 313-1112. 4-18, 4-25Candle 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, 4-18Good 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 ELECTRONICSRCA 32 color TV and Zenith 24 color TV, both come with remote. RCA $125, Zenith $75 or $170 for both. Call 643-4670. 4-18, 4-25Gateway desktop computer with keyboard and mouse. Make offer. Call (423) 248-6950. 4-11, 4-18 APPLIANCESFlat top stove, $50. Call 3793093. 4-18, 4-25Washer 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, 4-18Gas 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 FURNITUREWood table, round, with four chairs, $50. Call 379-3093. 4-18, 4-25Oak table with sleeves seats six (no chairs). Twin bed with headboard and foot board 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, 4-18 For Rent in ALTHA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BD trailers.With lawn service 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RENTAL SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFN Find a bargain in the Journal CLASSIFIEDS! BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL Phone 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN 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: 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 1 & 2 bedroom mobile homes in Blountstown and Bristol. $105 to $155 weekly. Deposit required. All utilities included. NO PETS. Singles or Couples preferred. Used RVs 4 SaleRVs, $1,400 $1,800 Call 674-7616FOR RENT Mobile Home, 2 BD, 1 BA NO Pets, NO more than 2 adults, 1 child. Includes water & garbage$375 Rent w/$200 depositYards kept by landlord(850) 762-3706FOR RENT ALTHA
APRIL 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDS STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, once you have your mind set on something, it is hard to get you to think about anything else. This dedication can be an asset at work but might also hinder relationships. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, youre in good spirits this week and it could be because you received some good news that provides you with extra energy. Get tasks done and then have fun. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, it may be time for a change of scenery, especially if you feel like you need recharging. Browse available travel deals and you can probably CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, accept help when it is offered. Doing so will reduce stress and put you in a better frame of mind. Someone close to you has a proposition. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, though you often enjoy being the center of attention, there are many times -like this week -when you simply thrive being able to recu perate out of the limelight. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, when an opportunity presents itself, jump on it without delay. This could be the break youre looking for, so dont pass up the opportunity to get on board. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, pick your battles and recognize that there are certain things that you just cant change. It may prove frustrating, but thats the way it is. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, sometimes the best way to help someone is to leave them to their own devices. This week youll adopt this approach, and it will work out for the best. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 at home, you must help reduce the tension. It may take some time, but use this week to lay the ground work. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, with so much change in the air, you may want to shout it from the hills. However, it may be wise to keep things hush-hush for a while until its all worked out. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, theres no time like the present to do a selfanalysis and take the steps to change something that has been on your mind. Youll have the support of family. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, positive thinking can often help you overcome obstacles, but so can simply taking some action. Expect good news this week.Week of April 15 ~ April 21APRIL 15 Emma Thompson, Actress (53) APRIL 16 Jon Cryer, Actor (47) APRIL 17 Boomer Esiason, Athlete (51) APRIL 18 Melissa Joan Hart, Actress (36) APRIL 19 Hayden Christensen, Actor (61) APRIL 20 Don Mattingly, Athlete (51) APRIL 21 Tony Danza, Actor (61)slide out, requires direct sewer hookup, has gas stove and electric hot water with working AC, $4,000 OBO. Call 447-1693. 4-11, 4-18 YARD SALEBLOUNTSTOWN Estate/Yard Sale Friday and Saturday, April 20 & 21, beginning at 8 a.m. Located at 17544 NE Jane Street. Antique chairs, bar stools, childs electric scooter, household items, quality shoes, plus size clothing, girls and boys clothing, wheelchair, and much more. Will cancel if it rains. Phone 674-4475 or 674-6022. ALTHA Y ard Sale Saturday, April 21 beginning at 8 a.m. Located at 15716 NW Ashley Shiver Road. Lots of stuff. Bring dollar bills and quarters. Phone 363-2966. MOTORCYCLE & ATVs2007 Honda Goldwing, metallic silver, 32,000 miles, 45 mpg, lots of extras. In excellent condition. Call 674-8478 for more information. 4-18, 4-25 TOOLS & HEAVY EQUIPMENTLittle Wonder commercial parking lot blower, $450 OBO. Call 643-6589. 4-18, 4-25Lincoln welder 225, includes helmet and 7 ft. long rods. Call 3793093 for more information. 4-18, 4-25Electric pressure washer, used once, $40. Call 674-2598. 4-18, 4-25 CAMPERS2003 Keystone Sprinter travel trailer, 24 ft., 1 slide out, refrigerator and hot water heater works with gas and electricity, gas stove with two propane tanks, awning on front, in good condition, $7,500. Call (727) 457-6693. 4-18, 4-252007 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 *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experienceTNTCollision CENTERNeed work?TOBY GARNETT, OWNER $975 Chevy Silverado, Ex-cab0% 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 Liberty County School Board is proposing changes to the following policies: 2.25 School Board Adopted Plans A public hearing on these policies will be held on May 8, 2012 at the Liberty Coun Bristol, FL 32321 at 6:00 pm. Copies of all policies are available at the POLICY CHANGES $575 Ford Taurus0% 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
Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking for a few good men and women, to borrow a phrase, Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, possess a high school diploma and should have a love for protecting the process by completing both a State of Florida employment application and an FWC supplemental application by visiting new recruits through a six-month academy at Fish and wildlife law enforcement they complete the academy, they are fully and primarily spend their time protecting plicants must pass a background check and be willing demanding, and they need to be in good shape to do the For additional information, contact FWC Law EnforceLiberty County School BoardJOB ANNOUNCEMENTThe Liberty County School District currently has a position open for the 2011-2012 school year. To view and apply for this position, go to www.lcsbonline.org. Applications will be received from April 11 20, 2012Employment opportunities are offered without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status. $ AVON$www.youravon.com/tdavies CALL TODAY : (850) 570-1499 EARN40% STARTERKITONLY $I0 JOB MARKET 6 positions Temporary/seasonal work plant, cultivating and harvesting vegetables, from 5/7/2012 to 11/18/2012 at Ohmans Produce, Hartville, OH. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 pounds. Employer-paid post-hire random, upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing required. $11.10/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. Job Order #OH 540476. now taking job applications for the following positions: *CREW CHIEF* *INSTRUMENT MAN* *RODMAN* AND*CAD TE C HNI C IAN* Telephone (850) 526-3991 SNELGROVE Calhoun-Liberty Hospital is seeking highly motivated, compassionate and fully dedicated employ ees for patient care. Applicant must be available to work all shifts. : Emergency Room (Full time RN) Med Surg (Full time RN) : High School diploma or equiva current ACLS and PALS is preferred. : $19-29 per based on years of experience : 12 hour shift (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) : Health Insurance: Coventy Healthcare Insurance paid 100% by Company for all full time employees plus $25,000 life insurance policy paid 100% by company for all full time employees. 401K retirement plan offered with match up to 2%. cancer, accident, term life, medical bridge. Vacation, sick leave and 6 paid holidays for all full time employ ees. Direct deposit is offered by not required at this time. Calhoun Liberty Hospital, Human Resource Department, 20370 NE Burns Avenue, Blountstown, FL 32424.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT / DRUG FREE WORKPLACE VACANCIES LEGAL N OTICE Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Liberty Coun ty, Florida and Incorporated Areas The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report, ard determinations within the City of Bristol and the unin corporated areas of Liberty determinations may include Base Flood Elevations, base Hazard Area boundaries or zone designations, or the reginformation or comments are hazard determinations shown on the preliminary FIRM and/ or FIS report for the abovementioned communities. The preliminary FIRM and FIS report can be viewed at http:// portal.nwfwmdfloodmaps. terminations are the basis for measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect in order to qual ticipation in the National Flood Insurance Program. However, before these determinations management purposes, you will be provided an opportunity to appeal the proposed information. For information on the statutory 90-day period provided for appeals, as well as a complete listing of the communities affected and the locations where copies of the FIRM are avail able for review, please visit FEMAs website at www.fema. gov/plan/prevent/fhm/bfe, or call the FEMA Map Information exchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877336-2627). 4-18, 4-25Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the upcoming The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comfor children between the ages of 5 and 15 on Saturday, This free clinic enables young people to learn the plays will offer participants a unique chance to experimain objective is to create responsible marine-resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability Fishing equipment and bait will be provided for kids to use during the clinic, but organizers encourage chilber of rods and reels will be given away to participants sor this event or volunteering at the clinic should call Free Kids Fishing clinic promises day of learning, fun on April 21 in PanaceaThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate hearingor speech-impaired, contact the FWC using the FWC to meet May 2-3
APRIL 18, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 To place your ad call us at 643-3333 SERVICE DIRECTORY Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning (850) 674-4777FL LIC. # CMC1249570 Accepting: Phone: (850) 643-6925 Fax: (850) 643-2064 email: firstname.lastname@example.org-B NW SR 20 Bristol, FL 32321 Located in the Apalachee RestaurantGary Richards, EA MBAEnrolled Agent Enrolled to Practice Before the IRS Business & Accounting Solutions Inc. 4433 NW C.R. 274 Altha, Fl 32421 (850) 762-9402 Cell (850) 832-5055Dozer and Excavation work Over 20 years experienceClay ONealsLand Clearing, Inc. William's HomeImprovements "No Job Too Big or Small"Concrete work, landscape, pressure cleaning, renovations, seamless gutter, painting, vinyl, & screen enclosure Call 674-8092Licensed & Insured, contractor & rooferFOR FREE ESTIMATES Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDINGReasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! That Darn PumpThere is never a convenient time to be without water.WELLS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, BARLOWS Repair & Water ServicesWell drilling & Pump repair ________________________Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, Washington & Liberty Counties________________________850-639-9355or850-814-7454 Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. Day or night,Check out our prices before buying from somewhere else. For Weddings, Birthdays and all Holidays, come in or call us. Margies Florist Clint Hatcher, OwnerElectrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511New Homes Garages Additions Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE EstimatesServing Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties LIBERTY TIRE COMPANY 10781 NW SR 20 Bristol, Fl 32321Call 643-2939 MV84845Hours: Monday thru Friday 7 5 & Saturday 7 12Come see us for all your tire needs or give us a call for roadside service, oil changes & tire rotation. We specialize in sales and repair of tires for:Commercial Trucks and Trailers, OTR Equipment, Farm Equipment, Passenger Car & Light Truck Tires JEMISON Heating & Cooling, Lic# RM1416924Carrier Equipment All types of alterations shortened Call 643-4536 $5 Julia Davis Odom Hill, LLC Timber Company Buyers of small and large tracks of timber Call Wayne Masters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment Committed To Quality Since 1973 (850) 762-3222 email@example.com Are there health or environmental concerns with LED lightbulbs, which may soon replace compact -Mari-Louise, via e-mailIndeed, LED (light emitting diode) light ing does seem to be the wave of the future right now, given the mercury content and light quality issues with the current kingof-the-hill of green bulbs, the compact point of purchase while yielding superior quality lighting and energy bill savings published in late 2010 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology found that LEDs contain lead, arsenic and a dozen LEDs are touted as the next generation of lighting, says Oladele Ogunseitan, one of the researchers behind the study and chair Department of Population Health & Disease products that do not deplete energy resources or contribute to global warming, we have to ers tested several types of LEDs, including low-intensity red LEDs, which were found to contain up to eight times the amount of lead, state law and which, according to researchers, potentials due to the high content of arsenic the least lead, but still harbor large amounts of nickel, another heavy metal that causes in some LEDs can pose an environmental threat if it accumulates in rivers and lakes Ogunseitan adds that while breaking open a single LED and breathing in its fumes around, as the combined effects could be a Ogunseitan recommends sweeping them up while wearing gloves and a mask, and disposing of the debris -and even the broom dispatched to clean up car crashes or broken protective clothing and handle material as considered toxic by law and can be disposed ers could easily reduce the concentrations of heavy metals in their products or even redesign them with truly safer materials, especially if state or federal regulators required law that says you cannot replace an unsafe Of course, we all need some kind of LEDs may still be the best choice regarding light quality, energy use and environmental work on even newer lighting technologies LED bulbs appear poised to cents (CFLs) as the king-ofthe-hill of green bulbs, but a study published in late 2010 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology found that LEDs contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially dangerous substances.
Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL APRIL 18, 2012 TALLAHASSEE -For the third consecutive month, the states 24 regional workforce boards helped more than 30,000 unemployed Floridians who found jobs, including placements for more than 7,000 job seekers who had been receiving unemployment compensation. The job placement numbers for March are part of a continuing trend for Florida, where unemployment has steadily declined, in keeping with Gover nor Rick Scotts goals for job placement, retention and recruitment. Floridas economy is built upon the success of Floridas businesses and job creators. As they grow and expand, job seekers throughout our state will continue to get back to work and further show that Florida is on the right path, said Governor Rick Scott. Together with the jobs package I recently signed into law, we are making Florida the best state in the nation to live, work and play. The results from Marchs Monthly Job Placement Report demonstrate consistent progress, with 30,335 individuals placed who were receiving unemployment compensation, up from 6,536 unemployment compensation claimants in January. The boards reported 31,239 placements in February and 32,965 placements in January. The Monthly Job Placement Report was developed at the Governors direction by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Workforce Florida Inc. These job placement numbers demonstrate that regional workforce boards are laser-focused on matching businesses to the talented job seekers they need, said Chris Hart IV, President/CEO of Workforce Florida, the states chief workforce policy organization. Their work is an integral component of Floridas continued economic recovery, and I commend and thank them for their commitment to developing our states talent and helping Floridians get to work. The top 10 ranked regional workforce boards for reported job placements in March are: Pasco Hernando Workforce Board 1. Pasco and Hernando counties Board Chair Lex Smith and President/CEO Jerome Salatino Workforce Solutions Indian River, 2. Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties Board Chair Angie Metcalf and President/CEO Richard Stetson South Florida Workforce Miami3. Dade and Monroe counties Board Chair Alvin West and Executive Director Rick Beasley Workforce Connection Citrus, 4. Levy and Marion counties Board Chair Suzanne Mills and Chief ExBrevard Workforce Brevard 5. County Board Chair Jack Rood and President Lisa Rice Florida Crown Workforce Board 6. Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist and Union counties Board Chair Jennie Reed and Executive Director John Chastain 7. Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties Board Chair Darrin Wall and Executive Director Richard Williams Gulf Coast Workforce Development 8. Board Bay, Franklin and Gulf counties Board Chair Gary Ross and Executive Director Kimberly Bodine Suncoast Workforce Manatee and 9. Sarasota counties Board Chair Dale Vollrath and President/CEO Mary Helen Kress Workforce Development Board 10. of Okaloosa and Walton Counties Okaloosa and Walton counties Board Chair Dr. David O. Miller and Executive Director Linda Sumblin The Monthly Job Placement Report was developed in response to Governor Scotts call for enhanced measurement of perfor mance outcomes in workforce development that bolster the states economic recovery and growth. The goal of the report is to highlight and share job-placement achievement so that regional workforce boards and other workforce system partners can identify and replicate best practices and strategies that connect job seekers with employment. The report also provides another measurement of Floridas economic activities. March is the third time Pasco Hernando Workforce Board has earned the No. 1 ranking in the Monthly Job Placement Report since the inception of this report in November 2011. The regional workforce board is consistently ranked among the top two. Among other strategies, President Jerome Salatino credits the boards Employment Support Center -a call center that oper ates Monday through Saturday helping to link job seekers with employers seeking to hire -and the boards focus on continuous improvements in customer service for its improving job-placement performance. We have continued our focus on the correct job match, President/CEO Jerome Salatino of Pasco Hernando Workforce Board said. The Career Central Employ ment Support Center plays a vital role in our success in connecting job seekers with employers. Floridas workforce system is made up of Workforce Florida, the statewide workforce investment board; the Department of Economic Opportunity, the state agency responsible for policy implementation and the 24 regional workforce boards and nearly 100 one-stop career centers charged with the design and delivery of local workforce services. To view the monthly report and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, go to Regional workforce boards assist more than 30,000 people in March who found jobsshot to his leg was explained as an accidental Klenton McLemore said he spoke with the medical examiner on April 10 and got a different doctor speculated that he must have walked around the room for some reason, because of the blood trail, according to McLemore. There was a second shot that was intended for his thigh, but it missed and went through his shorts. The third shot went through his thigh and broke his femur. He would have fallen at this point. Then the last shot went through his head, right to left, over and behind his ear, he said. If you were going to commit suicide, questioned McLemore, Would you practice shooting yourself When asked about the differing accounts, Liberty County Sheriff Donnie Conyers said, I dispute that one hundred percent. I dont believe the medical examiner told him that. When contacted last week by The Journal, an is not yet available from the Leon County Medical Conyers is adamant that the April 4 death of the Blountstown Middle School coach was a suicide. Im ANOTHER BROTHER SPEAKS Another McLemore brother, Scott McLemore, shares Klentons concerns. Obviously, my family and I expect the community would have a lot of questions about what happened that night, he said Tuesday after learning that the had been completed. We dont have a family spokesperson, but I believe my brother Klenton is attempting to engage in an honest search for missing information, he said, Im not a ballistics expert, but the sequence of shots is extremely disturbing and sounds almost impossible to me, he said. The circumstances of my brothers death are extremely suspicious. He said he doesnt understand why an ambulance wasnt called after his sister-in-law heard shots as she ran from the house. If you hear two shots go off in the home where your children and husband are, to me the obvious choice would be to call 911, he said. He said Tranums death came two days before the third anniversary of his brother Sterling McLemores death. I had eight brothers and one sister, he said. While some were half-siblings, he was quick to comment, Theyre all my fathers children and we grew up together. BROTHER SEEKS INFORMATION Klenton McLemore said that just days before his brothers death, Tranum related to three different friends that he would never kill himself...he loved his kids too much to ever not be able to be with them. He said that Tranum told those friends that if anyone ever said he had killed himself, it would not be true. brother asks. He is urging anyone with information to contact him directly at (334) 701-3645 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. good and bad of the job, he said. I believe that 99% and most caring people that God put on this earth...To all my law enforcement brothers that truly live for the service and protection of others, if you can help, my family and I would be forever grateful. SEEKING ANSWERS & A NEW INVESTIGATIONCONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE WINTERS WARRIORS OFFER SUPPORTNot long after McLemores death, Bristol resident Kimberly Redmond started a page called Winters Warriors on Facebook to let community members share their support for the family. Many have ties to the family and Winters work in the schools has put her in contact with many families who think highly of her. Now they have a way to express their concern for her and the children. This page is for only positive comments and sweet remarks for Mrs. Winter Goodman McLemore and her family, according to the about section on the page. The page, which lists 466 members, includes poems and messages of sympathy as well as words of Former classmates, friends from church and others some who have known the family for years, help, sending prayers and urging them to stay strong through this rough time. My hope is that this page will just be chock full of love and kindness and if shes ever having a bad day, she can just read some of these sweet, sweet comments and then realize just how many folks care, believe in, and have her back! Redmond posted on the page.