The Calhoun-Liberty journal
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00027796/00320
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Title: The Calhoun-Liberty journal
Portion of title: Calhoun Liberty journal
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: The Liberty Journal, Inc.
Place of Publication: Bristol Fla
Publication Date: 05-02-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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oclc - 33425067
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System ID: UF00027796:00320
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Preceded by: Weekly journal (Bristol, Fla.)


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THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY J OURNAL CLJNews.com WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 1850includes tax 2 Weddings, 1 Birthday...12 School News...14 Chipola...16 Obituaries...17 Business News & Job Market...22 Sheriff's Log....2 Library News...6 The Arts...7 Commentary...8, 9 Two letters to the editor....10 Almanac...11 RODEOa night at theManspeaker named new Health Department Directorby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorA 26-year-old Bristol man was killed Saturday when his truck went off the road in Gadsden County, hit several trees and overturned. The Florida Highway as Preston Michael Myers. According to the accident report, Myers was traveling north on Cooks Landing Road, north of Alma Yates Road, at 9:10 p.m. Saturday when he apparently lost control of his vehicle. Myers 2010 Toyota Rav4 went onto the east grass shoulder and collided with several trees before rolling over. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. The Gadsden County Sheriffs Office, Gadsden County EMS and the Wetumpka Volunteer Fire Department assisted FHP at the scene. A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, he lived in Bristol and Tallahassee. He leaves behind his parents, three siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends, along with He worked with Rex Lumber Company in Bristol. Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee. His complete obituary appears on page 17.Bristol man killed in Saturday wreckA Bristol driver was charged with careless driving after four vehicles were involved in chain-reaction mishap along a construction zone in Calhoun County Friday morning. According to FHP Trooper Liz Condo-Varner, three vehicles were waiting in line for their turn to proceed along a single-lane section of SR 20 at 8:40 a.m. when a fourth vehicle coming from behind failed to stop in time. Arvel Copeland was traveling west when he rear-ended a van, which in turn hit the car in front of it, pushing it into a fourth vehicle. The collision happened approximately 2.2 miles east of Tallahassee Blvd., west of Clarksville. Three of the vehicles had minor damages. The impact crushed the front of Copelands 2008 Toyota. No injuries were reported. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOCar rear-ends van stopped in construction zoneby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorRachel Manspeaker, 40, began her duties Monday as the new Director of the Calhoun and Liberty County Health Departments. The Bristol native holds two masters degrees, one in nursing, and one in Business Administration/Heath Care Management. Public health has always been my passion, says Manspeaker. Even while giftware business, The Unique Shop, and helping with the family recycling company, she has continued her involvement with public health. She serves on the boards of Calhoun-Liberty Hospital and Liberty County Hospice. She has worked with two area Childrens Coalitions, been a member of the Liberty County Health Council and also served on the Liberty County Domestic Violence Task Force for about She recognizes the challenges health public get the medical care they need. Its rewarding when youre able to bridge that gap, she said. She began her public health career as County in 1994, worked her way to full time school Health Coordinator and was later promoted to Nursing Director of the Liberty County Health Department.See MANSPEAKER continued on page 2 There was plenty of action at Saturdays Panhandle Saddle Club Rodeo in Blountstown. LEFT: Jackson Countys Amber Mercer is shown Mutton Busting. BELOW LEFT: Rodeo Clown Russell McMillan talks with a little one. BELOW: Heather Cave of Ft. Braden was the winner of the Cowgirls Break Away event. See more on page 13. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOSLCHS wins DISTRICT BASEBALL ChampionshipP AGE 15Latest Candidate List...2Michael Pierce won the Liberty County Senior Citizens Flathead Tournament with this 33.50 lb. catch, along with a $1,000 check and a plaque for 1st place. See page 12 for more details about this annual event.Do you live off the grid?P AGE 5


Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 2012 Blountstown Police Dept.April 23 through April 29, 2012 Citations issued: Accidents...............01 .................19 Special details Business alarms.....03 Residential alarms..........00 ..............................................................35 April 24 Curtis Garrett, sale of cocaine, conspiracy to sell crack form of cocaine, CCSO. Lisa Ammons, manufacture of meth, listed chemicals, possession of meth, CCSO. Delandon Reed, sale of cocaine, conspiracy to sell crack form of cocaine, CCSO. Tracy Pullam, manufacture of meth, listed chemicals, possession of meth, CCSO. Michael Ammons, manufacture of meth, listed chemicals, possession of meth, CCSO. April 25 Lisa Ammons, VOSP, CCSO. Christy Graybill, domestic battery, CCSO. April 26 Casey Byrd, possession of meth, manufacture of meth, VOSP, CCSO. Ronnie B. Creamer, possession of meth, manufacture of meth, VOSP, escape, CCSO. April 27 William Kaleb Stacy, possession counts), CCSO. Willie Smith, sale of cocaine, CCSO. Lamar Peterson, sale of cocaine, CCSO. Wyatt Newton, possession of listed chemicals, possession of a controlled substance, CCSO. April 29 Tyler Womble, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, tampering rant), CCSO. April 30 Richard Smith, Sr., non payment Carol Feagan, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, CCSO. possession with intent to sell within 1000 ft. of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia, CCSO. April 24 Lisa Ammons, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Larry Hobby, DUI, LCSO. April 25 Donald R. Allen, VOSP, LCSO. Christy Graybill, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 26 Adam L. Price, holding for Leon County, LCSO. Casy Byrd, holding for CCSO, CCSO. Lucas D. Uzzell, simple battery, LCSO. Laura Wilson, holding for CCSO, CCSO. April 30 Carol Feagan, holding for CCSO, by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorThe deadline to file by petition is approaching and candidates wanting to enter this years local races without paying Candidates who plan to pay a qualifying fee must do so between noon June 4 and Both incumbent county judges, James Kevin Grover in Calhoun County and Ken Hosford in Liberty County, were As of Tuesday afternoon, Calhoun County had 40 candidates and Liberty CALHOUN COUNTY CLERK OF COURT Renee Attaway April 5, Ray Howell tossed his hat in the SHERIFF latest candidate to declare his intent to run PROPERTY APPRAISER Incumbent TAX COLLECTOR Incumbent two contenders for the seat at this point, SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT The and three who are running without party ELECTIONS SUPERVISOR The list and Sky Scott, along two who are running COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1 Blakenship and Nathan Goodman will run Guilford and James Grover, who is running COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3 Nick Stone is running COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5 SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 1 SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 4 LIBERTY COUNTY CLERK OF COURT Kathy Brown is the only one to come SHERIFF Former deputy Nick Finch, has joined the race with incumbent PROPERTY APPRAISER TAX COLLECTOR incumbent Marie Goodman will seek SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Gay ELECTIONS SUPERVISOR COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1 COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3 COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5 intent on May 1, joining the race with SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 1 SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 2 Tina Tharpe has joined candidates Ken Sumner and Steve Cutshaw in this nonThe City of Bristol Election is scheduled Matautia 8th to join Calhoun Sheriffs race, Flowers seeks Commission seat; Finch, Uzzell & Phillips join Liberty races compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks ARREST REPORTS Three people were arrested after the materials to make methamphetamine and the in a Blountstown home after Task Force served a narcotics Investigators arrived at a residence on South Main a long list of suspicious materials were collected, including an unspecified amount of methamphetamine along with meth oil, a reaction vessel, lithium, ammonium nitrate, a pill grinder, coffee that had been used to smoke meth, according to the report items essential to the methmaking process were found More meth-making supplies were found in a shed outside the home, suggesting to investigators that the structure had been used to manufacture methamphetamine for a long Lisa Ammons, 45, of Bristol, and Michael Ammons, charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of listed Michael Ammons told investigators that he and Lisa Ammons had been buying pseudoephedrine to be using in making meth, which he According to the police that he had been buying pseudoephedrine since he got out of prison and would sometimes sell it for as much would trade the pills for that meth oil and acid found in one of the bedrooms during Bond was set at $17,500 The search team included Jody Hoagland, Bobby Sims, Three arrested for making meth at S. Main home in BlountstownLISA AMMONS TRACY PULLAM MICHAEL AMMONS ARREST REPORTS continued inside on page 19


MAY 2, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Roman WoodforSHERIFF Fair, Qualified, HonestThe political season is fast approaching and I would like to introduce myself to you. I am Roman Wood, the Major at the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office. I began my career in Calhoun County 29 years ago and have had the privilege of serving you for those years. I am now seeking the office of Sheriff. Over the next couple of months I will balance a full time job at the Sheriffs Office and make my way throughout the county seeing old friends and making new ones. I am looking forward to seeing you and sharing my visions for the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office.ROMAN WOOD for SHERIFF29 years of A COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO LAW ENFORCEMENTPaid by Roman Wood, Democrat, for Sheriff GAINESVILLE Last September, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed regulations regarding child labor safety rules for agriculture and agriculture-related jobs. By last Thursday evening, the DOL changed its mind. I am pleased the L abor Department chose to withdraw their proposed rules that would have drastically impacted the ability of many young people to work in agriculture, Florida Farm Bureau president John Hoblick expressed. I appreciate the willingness of the administration to listen to the hundreds of Florida Farm Bureau members who expressed their concern with this proposal. The proposed rules would have limited the ability of children to perform common farm jobs such as working around animals, working with power driven tools such as battery powered screwdrivers or weed eaters, or working at any height over six feet. My experiences as a young man working on my familys farm taught me many valuable lessons, Hoblick continued. I am glad that many young people in this generation will have the same opportunity I had. Florida Farm Bureau will continue to work to ensure that parental exemptions remain intact as well as promote the importance of farm safety in all aspects of farm life. In withdrawing their rule, DOL issued a statement saying, The decision to withdraw this rule includ made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of the proposed rules on small family-owned farms.Farm Bureau responds to DOL youth labor issue Saturday, May 19 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 111 Lake Alice Park DriveWewaFOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT :The Employees Club of Wewahitchka, FLLeigh Little at City Hall (850) 639-2605 8-4, M-F AFTER HRS: (850) 832-2026 EMAIL leighlittle@fairpoint.netTHIS PROJECT RECEIVED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE GULF COUNTY T OURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.www.VisitGulfCounty.comArts & Crafts, Food and Live Entertainment plus Fun for the KidsPony Rides, Petting Zoo, Train Ride, Mechanical Bull, Bungee Jump, Water Walkers, Rock Climb, Sand Art and more!Lots of Tupelo Honey ...BEE THERE! TUPELO FESTIVAL A great place to meet. An even better place to eat!TheApalacheeRestaurantS he later transferred to the of Health and served as the statewide director of the Coordinated S chool Health Program. When she and her husband, Robert, moved to Jacksonville, she became a clinic administrator for two health department sites there. The pair returned to L iberty County in 1997, where she became a full-time nurse for her mother, Olivia strokes and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Manspeaker says her mother is now doing well and the youngest of her two daughters will soon start preschool. The timing is right, she said about taking on new responsibilities. After being interviewed by DOH were questioned by commissioners in both counties. N ine of the ten commissioners voted to recommend her for the job. It appears the DOH was listening to what the commissioners wanted. A lthough the decision was not expected to be made for several more weeks, Manspeaker was offered the job soon afterward. A ccepting the position quickly has allowed her to take part in an important statewide DOH leadership conference in Orlando this week. I m excited. I ts a great opportunity to get back to serving the public, she said. Even though were two counties, in my mind, were one community. She said both health departments have good staffs and shes excited to be working with them, explaining, I think we can do great things to promote health in our counties.MANSPEAKER continued from the front page RACHEL MANSPEAKER


Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 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! 5,322 The Calhoun-Liberty Journal is published each Wednesday by the Liberty Journal Inc., Summers Road, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. Annual subscriptions are $18. Periodicals postage paid at Bristol, FLPOSTMASTER: Send address corrections to: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321. (USPS 012367) Summers Road Located at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (850) 643-3334 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL ST AFFJohnny 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, May 2ADULT DANCE 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, May 7 Tuesday, May 8 Sunday, May 6 Saturday, May 5 Thursday May 3 Friday, May 4TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha Vol. Fire Dept. AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 6 p.m., City Hall 6 p.m., 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 7 p.m., LC School Board Meeting Room 7 p.m., Bristol City HallTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park Civic Center 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 6:30 p.m., City Hall TODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun Co. Old Ag Bldg. east door 6:30 p.m., Mormon Church, Bristol TODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun Co. Courthouse 10 a.m., 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall 7 p.m., Fire House 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Btown Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday 6 p.m., W.T. Neal Civic Center meets at 2 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown BIRTHDAYS Hailey Fennell Bleu Hudson ANNIVERSARY Colton & Schelbie Anders BIRTHDAYS Fern Nissley & Sayward Dispennette BIRTHDAYS Donifan Anders & Kim Lewis The Ocheesee Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy, will be meeting on May 5 at the Calhoun County Library at 9:30 am (CT) in the Heritage Room. We ize the applications. We welcome ladies to come and meet with our group. The United Daughters of the Confederacy are ladies who Bring honor and recognition to the southern soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War. If you are needing help with your research, there will be ladies present to help. If you have any questions, please call (850) 674-1334.United Daughters of the Confederacy to meet in BlountstownOnce again it is time for the Panhandle Pioneer Settlements 11th annual Quilt Show. Everlasting Stitches will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 9 a.m. (CT) to 2 p.m. Now is the time to show off your treasured quilts. We love to display all quilts old, new, large, small, hand, or machine made. Have your treasured quilts appraised! A Quilt Appraiser will be present to give you a verbal appraisal or a written appraisal. A written appraisal can be used for insurance purposes. Quilts will be accepted in the Frink Gym at the Pioneer Settlement between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, May 3. They may be picked up Saturday, May, 5 at 3 p.m.For more information call (850) 6742777 or email: info@ppmuseum.org. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy 20. Follow Hwy 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindys Fried Chicken Silas Green Street (between 18th and 20th St.). Plenty of parking!EVERLASTING STITCHES: Past & Present MARIANNAThe Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., from the Edward K. Roberts Fund established a scholarship at Chipola College for the upcoming Summer Session II 2012 term. The scholarship fund was created with a $50,000 donation from the Commu nity Foundation of Sarasota County with funds from the estate of the late Edward K. Roberts. The scholarship will be available for the Summer II Session at Chipola College and the application deadline is May 16. Preference will be given to part-time students who may not qualify for other a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester at Chipola, must have a minimum 2.0 high school GPA, and must follow standard college requirements. A description of the scholarship and application are available online at www.chipola.edu/foundation To contact the Chipola Foundation, call (850) 718-2445.Roberts scholarship available for Session II at Chipola CollegeDOTHAN -Calling all kids! May 5 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Landmark Park will host the second annual Touch A Truck, giving kids of all ages a chance to see big trucks up close and learn about their uses. Thanks to several businesses, approximately 50 different vehicles are expected at the event, including a dump truck, tow truck and more. Admission to the Touch A Truck area is $3 per child (adults free with child), plus regular daily admission. Regular daily admission is $4 for adults, $3 for kids and free for park members. This event is sponsored by The Joy 94.3 FM, Holland Crane and Alabama Power. Refreshments will be available. Landmark Park is a 135-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, AL. For more information, contact the park at (334)794-3452 or visit www.landmarkpark.com.Touch A Truck coming to Dothan park May 5The Liberty County Community Coalition and the Liberty County Juvenile Justice Council will meet Thursday, May 3 at 10 a.m. (ET) at the Liberty County Emergency Management Building in Bristol.Justice Council meetsPage Pond Assembly to hold Homecoming this Sunday, May 6Page Pond Assembly of God Churchs Annual Homecoming will be held Sunday, May 6, with the morning services and sunday school beginning at 9:45 a.m. and worship service beginning at 10:45 a.m. Special singing and a message by guest speaker, Rev. Roger D. Hagan will be followed by a delicious potluck lunch. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 23422 Northwest Murdock Dr. in Altha.QUILT SHOW 9 a.m. 2 p.m.BIRTHDAYS Aleena Titts & Jason Edward-Money BIRTHDAYS Cassandra Leigh Hobby & Julie Leonard Smith BIRTHDAYS ~ Tracy Gregg & Lisa Adams-Yon BIRTHDAYS April Dawn Phinney, Paul Mattice & Candace Mercer Relay for LifeSAM ATKINS P ARKOpening ceremony, 6 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony, 9 p.m.


MAY 2, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTSLOS ANGELES, CA Los Angeles-based televi sion production company Red Varden Studios is cur rently casting nationwide for entertaining, off-beat, unique, outgoing community, family or couples living OFF THE GRID for a national television project. Do you know of a community, family or couple living off the grid; without electricity or modern housing needs? Are you a modern day Swiss Family Robinson-type family? Are you entertaining enough to captivate a national television audience via a real ity series? We are now casting a unique, entertaining commu nity, family or couple living off the grid that resides anywhere in the United S tates. Dynamic personalities are a must. On camera experience is not required; however, candidates must be comfortable in front of the camera and interacting with others. To be considered for the project, please email the following to producers at RVScasting@yahoo. com: Photographs of the group/family/couple (both group photos and individual photos of each member), describe the role(s) of each person including role/ function, tell us your story and why you would make for compelling television, what city and state you reside in and full contact information (name, phone number, email). 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CITY TIRE IS YOUR ONE-STOP TIRE SHOP! TIRE STORE! "Authorized DEALER" Wheel Alignments Oil Changes Balancing Brakes Shocks MV5496 Owner (813) 253-3258LIBERTY COUNTY Owner Financing No Qualifying Acreage --All$600 Down 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 E thridge/ E theridge family of North Florida will have its third annual family reunion Saturday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. (CT) at the Kinard Park Public Library, 5416 SW SR 73, Kinard. (The Kinard Park Public Library is the old school.) Any and all Ethridge/Etheridge descendants, extended family and friends are encouraged to attend and bring pictures, stories and a covered dish of their favorite recipe. This line originated with Samuel Ethridge (18161885), who was originally from North Carolina. Samuel Census for Decatur County, Georgia, with his second wife, Sarah Ducker Goodwin Ethridge (1819 1863), whom he married in 1850. In 1860 he was living in Jackson County, Florida and by 1870 he had moved into Calhoun County. When he married Sarah he already had children James (1838), Arlenas (1839), Ann (1843), Martha (18451914), and Nancy (1847) by deceased Lucinda Grantham. All were born in Georgia. Sarah had a daughter, Susan (1837), by her was also a son, John, but we are unsure of whether he was Samuels or Sarahs. Samuel and Sarah had three children together: Enoch (1851-1894), Frances Lucinda (1855-1910) and Isaac S amuel (1858-1905). Sarah died sometime in the early 1860s. Samuel married Sarah Ann Scott in 1863. Little is known about Samuel and Lucinda G ranthams children James, Arlenas, Ann and Nancy. Their daughter, Martha, married William Henry Beck and lived out her life in Calhoun County, Florida. Her children were Elizabeth (1869); Nancy (1872-1952) married William Mann/Manning; Hennie (1874); Jesse (1878) married Mary Ramsey, Tinetha Holland and Mamie Pilgrim; Kizzie (1879) married J.D. Clifton; Tony (1882) married Mamie Wooten; Florance (1883) married Francis H. Clark; and Edith (1886) married Henry J. Wilkes. Nothing is known about the son, John, other than his birth year and that he was born in Georgia. S amuel and S arahs son, Enoch, married Nancy Ann Smith (1852-1942) and moved to Pensacola around 1880. Their children were William Henry (1872-1959); Sarah Francis (1877-1958), who married John William Fowler; Isaac Samuel (1880-1962) who married Josephine Tonnage and Nora Sophronia Freeman; Mary E. (1883-1967) who married Joseph Robert Grimes; Nancy Ann (1886-1943); John Daniel (18881965); and Ellen Jane (1892-1963), who married Herbert Archie Mayhair. Many of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have settled in Santa Rosa, Escambia and Bay counties, as well as other areas of the Florida panhandle. Samuel and Sarahs daughter, Francis Lucinda, married Wilie A. Kent (1839-before 1910) and remained in Calhoun County. She and Wilie both died sometime prior to 1910, exact date and reason are unknown at this time. Their children are Samuel William (1874); Sophronia (1876); Lucinda V. (1886-1938) married George C. Flowers and Mr. Rogers; Wiley S. (1893); and Martha J. (1895). After Francis and Wilies death the children all lived with the oldest son, Samuel William, in Cowarts, Houston, Alabama. Samuel and Sarahs son, Isaac Samuel, married Henrietta Davis Burk (1852-1930) and remained in Calhoun County. Henrietta had a son, John G., Jr., by her marriage to John G. Burk when she married Isaac Samuel. Together, she and Isaac Samuel had six more children: Isaac Henry (18791967) married Willie Belle Ledbetter; James M. Boss (1881-1962) married Della Ann Armstrong and Lara B.; Rewen Charly (1882-bef. 1900); Minnie (18831883); Lewis Ellis (1888-1974) married Lora E. Durden; and Charles Dempsey (1896-1925). Many of the children and great-grandchildren later moved into the Gadsden and Leon County areas, while many still live in Calhoun, Gulf, Washington and Jackson counties. For more information or to share infor mation on the Ethridge/Etheridge family and the family reunion please contact Ellen Ethridge Hulbert at (850) 580-1901. Dont miss out on this opportunity to add your stories to the family tree.Etheridge family reunion set for June 2 in Kinard NICE CARof Forgotten Coast LLC Why shop with us? We beat major city prices! Carrabelle, Florida Call us at (850) 697-4383 CLJNEWS.COM T


Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 2012from the Calhoun County Public LibraryThe evening was both enlightening and entertaining at the Calhoun County Public Library in Blountstown on Saturday! Folks turned out for yet another Arts Series Event to promote cultural arts and local talent. We love all the support from our area! Peggy White Russ (above) led us down her path of spiritual unrest that she had experienced and described in her new book Wake Up....then up the other side to the mountaintop of spiritual awakening. The audience appreciated her honesty and how she presented her story in a practical and personal way. Many bought her book and she happily autographed them. After a refreshment break the crowd gathered in the courtyard at candlelit tables under a moonlit sky for a fun presentation of total originality. Joan Alderman was in her element telling heritage stories of travelers that changed a young nation while Amy Alderman sang her heart out with journey songs she wrote especially for the program. Eric Alford wove it all together with his rich guitar music. We learned more about the compel ling Smithsonian Exhibit Journey Stories that will be held at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement this summer July 14 to August 25. It is occasions like these that help demonstrate how the creative sides of life can foster joy and enrich our community. Thanks to everyone.Art Series Event continues with presentation by author; music & storytelling under the stars 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 1600 Jenks A ve., Panama City(850)763-6666 $775 Chevy Monte Carlo0% 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 $875 Ford Explorer 3 Rows0% 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 timeKelly Wyrick and Frances Mitchell are shown during Story Time with Mrs. Marys Pre-K Class at the Altha Church of God Child Care.The Calhoun County Public Library provides school readiness story time for parents and children, ages ranging from birth to third grade. Story Time supports No Child Left Behind, the Early Learning Coalition and the Calhoun County School Systems initiatives that every child be ready to enter and succeed in school. Parents are provided age-appropriate instruction, including parenting and health infor mation, so that they can help their child. Children are exposed to a literature rich library environment that uses books, puppetry, music, dance and art to develop critical thinking and learning skills. Calhoun County Public Library has story time at 10 a.m. (CT) on Thursday and Saturday. In partnership with the Early Learning Coalition, The Calhoun County Public Library also does story time On the Road with the local child care centers that are part of the Early Learning Coalition. The Calhoun County Public Library is currently serving at Altha Church of God, Around the Way, Kids Kingdom and Miracles Child Care. Calhoun County Public Library brings Story Time to children


MAY 2, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 THE ARTSMARIANNAThe Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) has a popular mini-grant program that challenges music, art, and theatre teachers to use $200 grants to reach out to countless school children in the Chipola district. Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at Jims Buffet in Marianna, the public is invited to see what a difference these funds can make in our community as mini-grant recipients present their projects during the CRAA meeting. This years mini-grant applications were particu larly competitive and only half of them were able to be funded. Since 2000, CRAA has given $30,000 to area art, music, and theatre teachers who use the funds to support art programs in the area schools. Dr. Daniel Powell, Executive Director of CRAA, says, This is a powerful testament to what your donation to CRAA can do for the community. All funds received by CRAA directly support local arts programs. CRAA is in the middle of their fundraising campaign to fund next years programs and hopes to increase their impact on the community. Some school teachers have even committed to meeting at 5 p.m. before the meeting to brainstorm ways they can promote the arts and do their part for these important programs. During the April 17 meeting, school board mem bers, corporate sponsors, and civic leaders attended to hear the enthusiasm of these mini-grant recipients and how far this modest amount goes to help area children. All of those wishing to make a difference in the community are invited to attend all or part of this event. For more information regarding the May 15 meeting, contact Dr. Daniel Powell at powelld@ chipola.edu or (850) 718-2257.Mini-grant recipients will present projects at May 15 CRAA meetingJanet Edewaard (left) Blountstown High School Art and Choral teacher is pictured here with her students. Edewaard used her CRAA mini grant to purchase a subscription to a virtual classroom to learn face-painting and body art. On May 15 at 6 p.m. at Jims Buffet in Marianna, the public is invited to hear from other mini-grant recipients who will present their projects during the CRAA meeting. CHIPLEYOne South Bank in Chipley, recently partnered with Chipola College with a $2,500 donation in support of the new Chipola College Center performing and visual arts centers. Chipola recently launched Applause!, a major fundraising campaign in support of programming and educational opportunities for Chipola students and K-12 schoolchildren, along with facility enhancements. One South Bank President and CEO Kim Davis Wilson states, One South Bank, as a community bank and partner, is very happy to support Chipola College in this effort. We believe in giving back to the community and this performing for many years. The Chipola Center for the Arts will be a dynamic new addition to Chipola College and the entire region when it opens this September, said Dr. Gene Prough, President of Chipola College. This state-of-the-art facility will offer something for everyone of all ages, in for Chipola students interested in the performing and visual arts. The Applause! Campaign features several ways for community partners to join this effort. For information on the campaign, visit www.chipola.edu. As part of their donation, One South Bank will enjoy a permanent star marking their contribution in the foyer of the theater. For more information about One South, visit www.OneSouthBank.com.One South Bank partners with new Center for the ArtsT ALLAHASSEE The Tallahassee Watercolor Society is sponsoring the 24th annual Tri-State Water Media Exhibi tion featuring the works of artists from Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The show will be held at the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts located at 125 North Gadsden Street in Tallahassee. An awards reception will be held the evening of May 4 to open the show which will run from May 5 through June 15. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a. m. to 5 p.m. (ET). water color works of art submitted from the tri-state area. This announcement is brought to you by the Liberty County Arts Council24th annual TriState Water Media Exhibition will begin May 5 in Tallahassee Local ballerinas ages 4-15 will take to the stage at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol for their Annual Spring Student Concert on Saturday, May 12. The classical music of Chopin, Faust, Glinka, and Delibes will accompany them as well as a contem porary piece by Abba. All the young ladies are students of The Bristol Ballet School and are under the direction of Bonita Deck. Tickets will go on sale May 2nd and are $5 each. For those under 3 who will sit in a lap admission will be free of charge. For more information or to have tickets held at the door please contact Bonita Deck at 643-9808.Ballet students Hannah Sansom, Noelle Prichard, Reagan Hall and Allison Myers are shown above. They will appear in an opening piece entitled When You Wish Upon A Star as sung by the 11-year-old opera sensation Jackie Evancho. Ballet students to present program at Veterans Center on Saturday, May 12 The UF/IFAS, Liberty County Exten you want to learn how to sew or expand on what you know? Come to Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Monday, May 7. You are welcome to come from 5-9 p.m. If you cant be there by 5:00 that be people on hand to help you with your sewing projects. The goal is to have the parlor open once a month. Bring your own sewing machine and all supplies needed. for further information.Sewing Parlor to open on Monday


Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 2012 COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS.CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS JAY LENO CONAN OBRIEN STEPHEN COBERT JAY LENO CONAN OBRIEN JAY LENO CONAN OBRIEN CRAIG FERGUSON CONAN OBRIEN CRAIG FERGUSON JAY LENO CRAIG FERGUSON CONAN OBRIENA good scapegoat is nearly as welcome as a solution to the problem. AUTHOR UNKNOWN. This quote epitomizes the actions or lack of action of both political parties. Rather than coping with the problems that face this nation, both parties scapegoat the other party. in the other party on which to place blame, then its a lot of thumbing each other, Yo, your momma wears combat boots. parties. There are no great speeches What we hear is petty bickering guys, nursing swollen prostates, wearing baggy pants take it on little woman that they know best about her healthcare. All of which ulous assault on women, but when a pig caught in the fence. House crats accusing the Republicans of waging a war on women. Whether it is a war or not, the Republicans Republicans are quick to tell the little woman that they know best. For the Democrats, the Republican effort to control women is a scapegoat. It is easy to trash the Republicans about sticking their noses easy for the Republicans to scapegoat Democrats when Democrats accuse Republicans of war on women. Mitt Romney, most likely the Rein high keen in the scapegoating folRomney isnt telling the American public what his plans are for In the international community, tion of its people, but no problem, Republicans. is important to people then pay for it ance. Think about that. Republicans esting is how Republicans can be Norquist, not their constituents. signers quake in their boots is that Norquist, along with the T ea Party loons, threaten to run a real conser ries. Its happening now. Utahs Reprimary opponent carrying water for scapegoat.Both parties will keep blaming each other


MAY 2, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 COMMENTARYWill voters turn out for Obama again?WASHINGTON With wins in five primaries in the Northeast fully establishing him as the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney was in top form as he turned his rhetorical guns on President Obama. In a variation of the refrain that Ronald Reagan popularized, are you better off today than you were four years ago, Romney hit Obama on the economy, on jobs, on the availability of housing as an enthusiastic crowd in New Hampshire shouted, No, to each refrain. Why New Hampshire? The live-free-or-die state held its primary months ago, but Romney held his victory party there, signaling its status as a swing state that he thinks he can take away from Obama. Also, its one of the states along with California and Utah, and maybe Michigan and Massachusetts, where Romney owns a home. The conventional wisdom is that the presidential election will be hard-fought and close, with Obama holding a slight edge but in no way assured of victory. The outcome may well elude us until the ballots are counted, but a contrary argument can be made, one thats based on logic, and it suggests a Romney only wins if Obama loses, and Obama would have to lose women, Hispanics and young people on a scale that seems unimaginable given the current image of the Republican Party. Obama has a double-digit lead among women, is ahead of Romney by huge margins among Hispanics, and wins young people by 2 to 1. The wild card for the president of course is whether these voters will turn out in comparable numbers to now that Obama is no longer the fresh, new face but a familiar politician who has been unable to deliver on all his campaign promises. Will they compare him to Romney, a match-up Obama has a reasonable chance of winning, or will they compare him to the Obama of and act on their disappointment by staying home, and not turning out for what Obama is calling his last race. If the economy took another nosedive that could take down Obama, but otherwise its hard to imagine Romney doing well in the countrys population centers. Even in Texas, where the GOP has a lock, Obama could give Romney a race because of the large Hispanic population. It would be going too far to say Texas is in play, but the demographic trends that make Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona competitive for Democrats are happening in Texas as well. If Romney brings his A-game, as he did after his string of victories this week, he will make victory seem possible. But he wont be able to skate through the fall without answering pointed questions on where exactly he stands on any number of issues. Obamas job and the medias too is to pin Romney down, make him own the positions he took when he was running to the right of Texas Governor Rick Perry on immigration, and to the right of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum on social issues, pledging that as president he would get rid of federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The debates will be key. Thats where Romney will have to lay down his marker on health care. Does he deny that the plan he developed in Massachusetts was not a model for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obama Care and whats his evidence for that position when others involved in the process contradict him? There is no other candidate in modern politics who has changed his views so radically and so often to adapt to changed circumstances. Those who know Romney say he comes at every issue from the perspective of a businessman, and if the market youre appealing to changes, you change with it. 2012 U.S. NEWS SYNDICATE, INC. WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift


Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 2012 SPEAK UP! with a letter to the editorWrite: The Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net To the editor: April is a very special month in the lives of my children. They have completed a challenge that I assigned them many years ago and I am very proud of their individual successes. This month, all three of my children will graduate from college, which is a unique coincidence, since all three of their ages are different. They are not done yet, there is much more learning to be obtained, but Danielle has graduated from Chipola College with her bachelors in Elementary Education, Marissa from Florida State with her bachelors in Social Work and Kendel from Chipola College with his associates degree. Both Danielle and Marissa plan to continue on with their individual masters programs and Kendel will continue on with his bachelors after he completes his two year church mission. I wanted to take a moment and publicly thank ALL the Liberty County teachers that helped educate and develop my children from kindergarten through high school. I can only say that I will be forever grateful that you accepted the calling of an educator and performed it well. Each of you had such a positive impact on all three, as you made them strive harder to develop their young minds and reach their potential while under your guidance. They all walked away gaining something from each of you, but they only realize that now. To the guidance counselors and the principals that had to sometimes deal with me, I appreciate all that you did in rotating class schedules so that early college enrollment and Florida Bright Future scholarships could be achieved. Danielle plans to make a difference in a childs life each year, Marissa plans to save the world, one person at a time, and Kendel is still undecided, but is lean They have much more to do, but very soon they will be ready to impact other traditions of a Liberty County graduate. Dussia Shuler, BristolLiberty Co. educators made a difference and helped siblings achieve their goalsDear Editor: Another legislative session has just ended, and the governors power of veto was the last option on issues not settled during session. Through the help of school board lobbyist Patrick Bell, and Representative Marti Coley we were able to get $300,000 appropriated to make some very necessary repairs at Carr School. For the second year in a row no dollars have been available to build any new public schools. Blountstown High School was the last such project, and for that we are thankful. However, we get the second year of funding for that project. We would be totally helpless if we didnt have some clout from people and Al Lawson in the legislature were our key players. Patrick Bell has a lot of clout with other legislators and was also a key. Chris Doolin, from the Small School District Association, Wayne Blanton from the School Board Association, and Pat McDaniel from PAEC had to use all In this politically correct world of ours, connections are vitally important. We would like for new schools at Altha, and plans in the near future if money is appropriated by the legislature. Recently Superintendent Sandra Cook, PAEC Director Pat McDaniel, and I took part in a press conference to talk about the impact of over a million dollars being cut from funding to help PAEC operate and service 14 school districts. Just a few years ago there were over a hundred employees at PAEC, and presently there are 57. With the added cuts, about a third of that work force will be looking for employment. We all expressed those concerns at the press conference which had reps from Dothan and both Panama City tv stations. Also on hand were newspaper reps from the Jackson County Floridian, Tallahassee Democrat, and the Washington County local paper. I revealed that the importance of PAEC surviving was extremely important to all school districts being served by that organization. I remarked that I felt like I had been on a ship that had been torpedoed, and that I had to swim through shark-infested waters to safety without losing an arm or a leg. The only people trying to save us (PAEC) were dodging torpedoes too. PAEC was started in 1967 and has been serving Panhandle school districts well since that time. We call them daily student records, and risk management issues. They assist us with all areas of training for teachers, administrators, bus drivers, lunchroom workers, and others. They help us with many legal issues, insurance issues, contracts, job applications, evaluations, endorsement plans, state mandated programs, virtual school, purchasing, and provide many workshops and conferences to help our districts. Cutbacks are sometimes necessary but when school and student performance are impacted to this magnitude it is an atrocity. It seems the powers of darkness that are opposed to public schools are swinging a big stick these days. The privatize issue is the biggest torpedo We will continue to serve the public education system in Calhoun County, and eventually we will overcome those overwhelming odds with dignity and supreme effort from our personnel. 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MAY 2, 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. # (850) 674-4777Whaley WhaleyWhat is plant phenology? B. V., Rawlins, Wyo.Phenology, the study of the timing of biological events and their relation ships to climate and to one another, is evidenced by the relative timing of bird migrations, animal hibernations, the emer gence of insects, and the ing of plants. Plant corn when oak leaves are the size of a squirrels ears, is an example of phenological advice. Some common advice, along phenological standards, includes: Daffodils bloom when the soil is warm enough to sow peas. Mexican bean beetle larvae appear when foxgloves open. And, as Gertrude Jekyll wrote in one of her famed gardening essays, The blooming of the Cowslip is the signal for a search for the Morell, one of the very best of the edible fungi. Be sure you dont confuse phenology with phrenology, however. Dr. Franz Joseph Gall originated the theory and study of phrenology in the late 1700s. He believed that the physical attributes of a persons skull were indicative of character traits and intellectual abilities. Phrenology remained quite popular even into the 1900s, but its theories have been completely discredited by modern Is it still customary to leave 15 percent for a tip or has the rate increased? F. L., Dubuque, IowaTips are beginning to tip the scales at closer to 20 percent in many plac -APR. 30, MONDAY -United States purchased Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the country, 1803. MAY 1, TUESDAY-St. Phillip. St. James. May Day. Conjunction of Mars and the Moon. The Empire State Building dedicated, New York City, 1931. MAY 2, WEDNESDAY -St. Athanasius. Moon on equator. First U.S. kindergarten for blind opened, 1887. Tony Blair became prime minister of United Kingdom, 1997. MAY 3, THURSDAY -Actress Mary Astor born, 1906. Dale Davis, legally blind 78-year old man from Alta, Iowa, bowled perfect game during league play, 2008. MAY 4, FRIDAY -Conjunction of Saturn and the Moon. Actress Audrey Hepburn born, 1929. First Freedom Ride began, 1961. Mud in May, grain in August. MAY 5, SATURDAY -Cinco de Mayo. Full Flower Moon. Moon at perigee. Stormy seas capsized three recreational ton, 1990. MAY 6, SUNDAY -5th Sunday of Easter. Confederate General James Longstreet seriously wounded by his own Virginia, 1864. es, with 15 percent being considered the minimum for a bare-bones effort from your waitress or waiter. Maybe its because we appreciate those small, friendly gestures a little more in our fasterpaced lives. Whatever the reason, good service is being rewarded at a slightly greater rate, these days. According to one source, the word tip comes from the phrase to insure promptitude. Possibly in the great rush of things today, we appreciate promptitude more than ever. Some marketers have researched the impact of various actions on the size of a tip. For example, savvy waitstaff now know Almanac.com FOR RECIPES, GARDENING TIPS, AND WEATHER FORECASTS, VISIT:The Old Farmers Almanac One hundred and ten years ago, on May 4, 1902, Richard Fenton Outcaults mischievous cartoon character,and his dog, Tige, made their first appearance in The New York Herald. After the Buster Brown strip gained fame, rising young sales executive John A. Bush purchased the rights to the name and character for the Brown Shoe Company. The Buster Brown brand was introduced to the public in 1904 during the St. Louis Worlds Fair. It is one of the nations oldest existing childrens shoe trademarks. Sproof casserole. Add 2 tablespoons of water, cover, and cook on high power for 7 to 9 minutes, stirring once. Add the next five ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 1 minute. Stir well to mix. Garnish with paprika. Best day to prune to encourage growthBest day to plant aboveground crops Full Flower MoonMay Day Dandelion blossoms close before a storm. The next time you add to your wardrobe, discard or donate something to avoid clutter. On April 30, 1992, the final episode of The Cosby Show aired. FOR RECIPES, GARDENING TIPS, AND WEATHER FORECASTS, VISIT: that giving their names, offering a smile, kneeling or squatting at eye-level for a brief conversation, or writing thank you on the check can all increase the percentage of a tip. Some say that drawing a happy face on the check also delivers positive results, although we have known this same gesture tomers evidently think its too cute, and wed be inclined to agree.) Presenting the check on a tip tray is another trick for increasing possible revenues, were told. Its said that women tip slightly more than men. Former waiters or waitresses are both better tippers, assuming that the service has been friendly and professional. A countertop tip-jar notice that we saw recently piqued our interest. It read, Its true. Tipping DOES increase your karma.Are spelling bees an American invention? G. C., Sherman, Tex.You can thank Benja for this innovation. Not only was he an inventor, statesman, and scientist, but he was also a printer, so he watched his ps and qs. Always a proponent of self-improvement, Franklin advised that schools pair their students and have the two try to outdo one another at spelling. The idea probably derives, at least in part, from the then-prevalent custom of students memorizing and reciting Bible verses. Readers of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Big Woods and others) may remember young Laura and Mary in such competitions. Rural schoolrooms throughout the United States took up the practice of spelling bees in the late 1700s. In the 1930s, radio stations broadcast spelling bees for their entertainment value; later, television picked them up. Today, winners of local spelling bees may travel to compete against winners from other towns or states. Those who recall the days of spelling bees in their hometowns can probably tell you some of the words on the study lists. For many, it was their with the word antidises tablishmentarianism. 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 to meet your needs. Liberty Post & Barn Pole, Inc.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995 ACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMDwww.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on Repairs & Relines Bristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD


Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 2012R.L. and Charlie Lipford are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tory Lipford to Scott Silcox. Tory is the granddaughter of Judy and the late Arlon Chason and the great-granddaughter of Irene Stanley, all of Altha. Scott is the son of Eugene and Linda Silcox of Altha. He is the grandson of the late June Bates, Daisy Middleton and Jewel Locke, all of Altha and the late Robert Lewter of South Florida. Tory is a graduate of Altha High School. She went on to receive her Associate of Arts degree from Chipola College and will graduate with a B. A. in Elementary Education in May. She is currently employed with the Calhoun County School Board. Scott is a graduate of Blountstown High School and The wedding is set for June 30 in Mexico Beach. Local invitations will be sent out to family and friends.Silcox, Lipford announce plans for June 30 ceremony Along with their parents, Mallory House and Derek Alday are happy to announce their forthcoming mar riage. She is the daughter of Sharon and Jerry Bevis of Fountain and Dwayne House of Monticello. He is the son of Linda and Jerry Husted of Alford and David and Brenda Alday of Marianna. Grandparents of the bride-to-be are Janice PetersTexton and Larry and Annie Black of Tallahassee, Patricia Brown of Monticello and the late Donald House. Grandparents of the groom-elect are Harold and Gemelia Williams of Alford and Murel and Jack Torbett of Cypress. Mallory is a 2007 graduate of Marianna High School and is employed with The Bank of Jackson County. She is currently enrolled at Chipola College and is pursuing a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Derek is a 2004 graduate of Marianna High School and is employed with Jackson County Vault and Monuments. He is currently enrolled at Chipola College pursuing his bachelors degree in business management. The wedding will take place Saturday, May 12 at 3 p.m. at The Gathering Place in Marianna and the recep tion will follow. Invitations will be sent. House, Alday to exchange vows May 12 in MariannaKINLEY ANN ORAMAKinley will be celebrating her third birthday Saturday, May 5. She is the daughter of Jerry and LeAnn Orama of Telogia. Her grandparents are Silas and of Telogia and Mike Orama of Hosford. Her greatgrandparents are Nora Lee Summerlin and Betty Henthorn, both of Telogia. She enjoys being the Boss and will celebrate with a Strawberry Shortcake party with friends and family. during the Youth Spring Turkey Hunt. Blake is in seventh grade at Blountstown Middle School. He is the son of George and April Landrum. 75 TH Jerry Carpenter, Sr.May 3With all our love, Laura Ann, Gerald, Michael, Dennis, Danny, Jerry Jr. & Family Weddings BirthdayBlake Landrum kills 1st turkey March 11 ITS VERY WISE TO ADVERTISE in the CalhounLiberty JOURNAL and CLJN ews.COM Call us at (850) 643-3333Email: thejournal@fairpoint.net Michael Pierce hauled in the winner in this weekends annual Liberty County Senior Citizens Flathead Tournament with a top weight of 33.50 lbs. The catch earned him a The second highest weight of 33.10 lbs. was brought in by Teresa Hamlin. to take third place. Fourth place went to Matt Perkins, whose catch weighed in at 30.95 lbs. The biggest non-flathead was caught by James Cox and weighed 21 lbs. Tiff Thompsons total catch brought in the most weight at 177.55 lbs., which earned an extra $100 along with a third place prize of $400 Lawrence Silcox whose haul was 26.50 lbs. Blake Shuler came in second with 26.45 lbs. Third place weighed in at 17.80 lbs. and was caught by Brent Earnest, who also tied for fourth place with Alexis Ard for a catch of 17.70 lbs. Blake Shuler claimed the prize for most pounds caught with a total of 98.50 lbs. Between the 119 adults and the children that participated in this years tournament, a A drawing for $500 was won by Joe Alderman of Sumatra. The Liberty County Senior Citizens made $3,500 with this years fundraiser and would like to thank all those who participated. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOMichael Pierce wins Flathead


MAY 2, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 Remember Mom on May 13 with a special gift...Fine Jewelry & Gifts The Diamond Corner Take Stock in Children of Calhoun County and the Florida Panhandle Saddle Club held their fourth Annual Rodeo Saturday in Blountstown. More than 1,000 people turned out to enjoy the evening. The night was full of action, from barrel racing, calf roping, break-away roping and more. Winners in this years rodeo included Lane Lambert in Bull Riding, John Peret from Luverne, AL in Calf Roping, Heather Cave in Break Away, Sarah Hatcher of Blountstown in Sr. Barrels, Summer Read of Bristol in Jr. Barrels, Zella Martin of Bay County in Mutton Busting and for the Steer dressing team, Jason White of Blountstown, Brittney Snively and Ricky Dew, both of Altha. Cody Harris had to withdraw from this event due to schedule Making special donations for the fundraiser were local candidates Danny Ryals, Logan Barbee, Ron Mears, Tommy McClellan and Ralph Yoder, turning in over $300. BELOW: Kids take off during the calf scramble. Logan Martin was one of the winners of several races during the evening. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOSABOVE: Waylon Mixon riding his bull. BELOW: The Cherokee Trailblazers during the opening ceremony.CENTER: Hayleigh McMillan participates in the dance competition. RIGHT: Jessica Selman during the break away roping event.Liberty County. Where dreams come true. This is the place they call Gods country. A place where you can still walk in a store and people say hello. A place where you are greeted with a warm welcome after years of being gone and there is always someone to pick you up and people really care. On that note, we, the Kent family would like to say thank you to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, Kevin Brown, Katie Phillips, as well as William Manning of Chariot Construction and staff for taking such great pride in their work with the SHIP program. Again thanks from The Kent Family We sincerely appreciate the people of our community and the outside communities. You all have a place in our heaarts from where you have reached out and given a hand, Tuesday. We did not know some of you, but you cared enough to be there to help. Thank you to Roman Wood, Westside, Scotts Ferry, Kinard and Magnolia Fire Departments and a thank you to the State Fire Marshall, Eric Bryant. We have lost everything, but we have gained from everyones help and support. Thank you family and friends. We love each one of you. Jamie Stephens and Sherri West Notes of Thanks


Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 2012SCHOOL LUNCH MENU May 2 8, 2012 LIBERTY Wednesday BREAKFAST: Cinnamon roll with sausage patty. LUNCH: Baked spaghetti or chicken ranchero wrap or ham & cheese sandwich with green beans, tossed side salad with dressing and petite banana. (2nd & 3rd grade pizza) Thursday BREAKFAST: Grits with scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Chicken nuggets or open faced pepperoni sandwich or chicken caesar salad and croutons with whole kernel corn, celery sticks with dip, corn bread and chilled pears. Friday BREAKFAST: Whole wheat pancakes with ham. LUNCH: Baked spuds bar with bread-stick or BBQ chicken on bun or tuna salad wrap with chili and cheddar cheese, steamed broccoli, tossed salad with dressing and fresh apple. (4th grade pizza) Monday BREAKFAST: Cinnamon roll with ham. LUNCH: Chicken quesadilla or hot dog on bun with chili or chicken salad plate and crackers with glazed carrots, pinto beans, cucumbers with dip and fruited gelatin. (Kg & 1st grade pizza). Tuesday BREAKFAST: Cheese grits with scrambled eggs. LUNCH: Country style steak or toasted ham and cheese on autumn grain or chicken caesar wrap with seasoned turnip greens, mashed potatoes, corn bread and chilled peaches.*Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal with whole wheat buttered toast and assorted fruit or fruit juice. CA L HOUN WednesdayBREAKFAST: French toast sticks and syrup with sausage patty. LUNCH: BBQ chicken sandwich with french fries and apple crisp.Thursday BREAKFAST: Grits and ham cubes with banana .LUNCH: Beef nuggets with rice and gravy, turnip greens, corn bread and mixed fruit.Friday BREAKFAST: Sausage and eggs with buttered toast.LUNCH: Stuffed crust pizza with garden salad and fresh fruit.Monday BREAKFAST: Pancakes and syrup with sausage patty. LUNCH: Hot dog with baked and pre-made cookies.Tuesday BREAKFAST: Scrambled eggs with cheese grits. LUNCH: Fajita chicken wrap with french fries, carrot sticks and peach cup.*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 ClinicHosford School earned over 400 free books thanks to some 21st CCLC students who love to read. The We Give Books organization is founded by Penguin and Pearson Books. In February after school, students partici pated in a We Give Books promotion in which they could earn free books for their school by reading books online. Seventh and eighth grade students in the 21st CCLC program eagerly read books online, knowing their school would receive free books in return. The new books have just arrived and the students are very excited. Hosford Schools 21st CCLC after school program helps earn free books FROM LEFT: Blake Kerr and Joseph Graham proudly show off the books that they helped Hosford School earn.Hosford School will be holding registration for the 2012-13 kindergar ten classes. Any child who will be September 1, 2012 and did not attend PreK classes at Early Learning Center needs to register for kindergarten. Students who are currently enrolled in Liberty Countys preschool program are not required to register. Registration at Hosford School will be held on May 21-22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring a copy of social security card, current physical form, proof of cur rent immunizations and documentation of Liberty County residency. We will have an additional registration over the summer. Please be on the lookout for our summer schedule. We will have the 2012-13 kindergarten class supply list available upon registration.Hosford kindergarten registration plannedWell be hosting a Box Top for Education fundraising promotion from May 1-24. With the declining funding in education, we are using money from the Box Tops to buy books for our Media Center. In an effort to raise $1,000 dollars, we are promoting the Box Tops for Education program. The school gets 10 cents for every Box Top submitted. The public is encour aged to send in Box Tops with any school age student, or drop off to the school.Tolar hosting Box Top for Education fundraiser in May A group of BHS math students traveled to Chipola College where they competed with students from sur rounding schools in the Annual Chipola Math Olympiad on April 13. Several students received awards. They are as follows: Algebra I: Heather Yoder-1st place and Dovanan Ebersole-5th place Geometry: Haileigh Pippin-3rd place and Jalissia Ruiz-5th place Algebra II: Courtney McFarland-4th place Trigonometry: Caitlyn Stewart-2nd place and Mitchell Darnell-9th place Dont forget your yearbook orderThe deadline has been extended until May 31. The cost of the yearbooks are $22. Please purchase yours as soon as possible. Important Dates To Remember *Friday, May 4 Family Breakfast *May 18 1st Grade Program Circus, Circus altha wildcatsAltha Wildcats very own Will Rogers has recently been named to the third-team All-State basketball team. basketball players from the 47 schools in the 1A class division. Coaches select sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Will averaged 17.7 points a game lead ing the Wildcats to a winning season for from a long line of basketball players, following in his grandfathers footsteps, Mr. Kenneth Rogers, who also made the All-State Basketball Team his senior year at Malone in 1953.Rogers named All-State basketball playerFROM LEFT: Varsity Basketball coach Warren Roberts and Will Rogers. The Altha High School Chorus will present Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown Friday, May 11 in the gymnasium. The performances are at 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. The public may attend any or all of the performances. The chorus is under the direction of Mrs. Tina Smith.Altha High School Chorus presents, Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown May 11 in gym and came home with three medals. The 1st place winner in the 119 weight class was Ronnie Tucker. The 2nd place went to Jordan Lawton. Trevor Wriston won 4th place in the 129 weight class. Caleb Chew was 10th in the 169 weight class and Anthony Gratz was 11th place in the 219 weight class in the State. blountstown high schoolBHS Math students receive awards at Chipola Olympiad BHS Events Anthony Gratz & Ronnie TuckerAlthas Weighlifting team brings home three medals Panther Pulse blountstown elementary school


MAY 2, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 Rivertown Auto Sales, INC 19984 Central Ave. W, Hwy. 20 W, Blountstown Dont search all over...Just call the Grovers. Phone (850) 237-2424 or (850) 899-0979 2007 Saab Graduation is Coming!...and the Seniors will be going if you come by and check out the inventory at Rivertown Auto Sales, Inc.2009 Ford Escape 1993 Dodge Dakotawith a new engine & 4x42006 Kia Optimafrom Liberty County High SchoolThe 2012 Liberty County Baseball team ended its regular season with a 17 9 record and more importantly, a District Championship. The Bulldogs captured the District Title at the district tournament at Bozeman last week. On Monday, the Bulldogs (the Number 2 seed for the tournament) played the West Gadsden Panthers. The Dawgs won that opening round game 16 0. Senior Trey Morris started for the Dawgs on the mound and threw a complete game shutout, striking out 11 and allowing only one base on balls. Trey did a great job for us in that opening round game, said Coach Donnie Coxwell. He came out and established his curve ball and was hitting his spots with his fastball. The opening game of every district tournament is an important game and Trey threw great all night long. Offensively, the Bulldogs had their best run output of the year, scoring 16 runs in the game. They scored 4 runs in the bottom of the It started with Trey shutting them down and then we came in and scored 4 runs. That allowed us to relax a little bit. The Dawgs were led at the plate by Senior Brenton Bailey who was 1 2 with a double and three RBI. Seniors Daniel Deason, Ethan Foran and Blake Baggett each added one hit apiece. Junior Hayden Swier and Sophomore Hunter Jacobs also had hits for the Dawgs. On Tuesday the Dawgs faced the South Walton Seahawks who defeated Franklin County in their opening round game. We felt going in this was the most important game of the year for us. Win this game and we were guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, lose and our season was over, said Coxwell. The Dawgs responded to the pressure and won the game by the score of 6 3. The Bulldogs sent Junior has been big for us all year and tonight was no exception. He didnt have his best stuff tonight but made big pitch after big pitch for us, the coach pointed out. The Dawgs also had their best defensive game of the year. We made the game with 7 strike outs, 2 base on balls and only two earned runs. two innings of the game. They scored 1 run in the bottom of We came out hot on offense. We were getting good pitches to swing at and putting pressure on them to make plays. Fortunately for us they booted a couple of balls in the second inning that allowed us to have a big innings, said Coxwell. In the third inning the Seahawks made a pitching change and Dawgs couldnt score again. Their relief pitcher did a great job against us, he said. He was a soft throwing lefty and we just didnt make any adjustments at the plate. The Dawgs were led at the plate by Seniors Daniel Deason, Brenton Bailey, Ethan Foran, Blake Baggett, and Sophomore Hunter Jacobs. All had one hit a piece. game against the Bozeman Bucks on Thursday night. Bozeon Tuesday. This was the game weve been working for all year. Bozeman is a very good team, explained Coxwell. They play a lot of bigger schools in Panama City and have done very well against them as their 19 6 record indicates. We knew we would have to play our best to bet them, he said. For the championship game the Dawgs sent Junior JoJo Durden to the mound. JoJo has been one of our guys he said. All JoJo did was go out and throw a complete game no-hitter to win the District Championship game. JoJo was fantastic! He hit his spots and kept the Bozeman batters off balance all night. As with any no-hitter, a pitcher cant do it by himself, This no-hitter was no exception. In the second inning with a runner on third base and two outs, Junior third baseman David Black made a great play on a swinging bunt down the third base line to throw out the batter. That was a great play by David, the coach stated. We work on slow rollers all the time but that one was not routine by any means. Not only did he preserve the no-hitter but more importantly he saved a run. In the fourth inning, Sophomore Hunter Jacobs turned in what may have been the best defensive play of the year for the Dawgs. With the 3 hole batter up to lead off the inning, Durden left a pitch up in the zone and immediately started back and made the catch a few feet from the fence. Hunters catch was unbelievable! The the ball he had to almost reach behind his head to make the catch, Coxwell said. The third defensive play was made by Senior Blake BagRyan Hardy hit a hard sinking line drive that Blake caught on the run to end the inning. The ball Blake caught was a lot harder than it looked. Blake got a great jump on the ball and made it look routine, the coach said. Everybody chances and we made the routine plays and several plays that were not routine. You also have to give a lot of credit to catcher Chase Taylor. Chase has done a fantastic job for us he is going to work hard for them behind the plate. They know they can throw any pitch and he will catch it. On offense the Dawgs scored 2 runs on six hits. All of their runs came in the top of the sixth inning. Senior Daniel line and Hunter was able to beat the throw. With runners on both runners over with a bunt. Senior Ethan Foran came to bat with two runners in scoring position and worked to count to 3 2 single up the middle to score Deason. Hayden from third. As a coach, the sixth inning was perfect, Coxwell said. We get the lead off on base, bunt him over and the bunter gets on base also, so we bunt again and get both runners in scoring position and the next guy comes up with a clutch base hit, and the next guy gets the second run home. Thats team baseball and thats what we try to be. He continued, saying, That was an exciting baseball game. We had a big crowd from Liberty County that came to Bozeman to support us and we really appreciate that, it formance? Any no-hitter is special but to do it in the District Championship game, thats extra special, he pointed out. We are so proud of this team not just because they won the championship but to do it against a really good Bozesomething. By winning the District Championship the Bulldogs earned the right to host the 1st round of the playoffs. Their opponent will be the Wewahitchka Gators. That game will be May 8 at 7 p.m. (ET). Wewahitchika is a good baseball team loaded with seniors so we are going to have to continue playing good baseball in order to advance in the playoffs, said Coxwell. We hope that everybody will come out and support us as we try to make a run Liberty County baseball team wins District Championship, ending season 17-9 record


Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 2012 CHIPOLA COLLEGEWASHINGTON, DC Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in Americas community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excel lence Program has named Chipola College as one the nations 120 top community colleges, challenging it to compete for the $1 million fund for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. leges -10 percent of all institutions -using a quantitative formula that assesses performance and improvement in four areas: graduation rates, degrees awarded, student retention rates, and equity in student outcomes. These colleges will now compete for the prestigious honor following a year-long research process into how well their students learn, complete degrees, and get jobs with competitive wages after graduating. A full list of the 120 community colleges is available at www. AspenCCPrize.org. Prize winners will be announced in March 2013. S ome seven million students youth and adult learners enroll in Americas nearly 1,200 public and private community colleges every year. The success of our nations community colleges is more important than ever before, said Aspen Institute College Excel lence Program Executive Director Josh Wyner. At a time when a college degree is essential to entering the middle class, community colleges like Chipola offer the most promising path to education and employment for literally millions of Americans. This competition spotlights excellence and we encourage Chipola to apply for the nations top community college prize to help raise the bar for all community colleges to improve student achievement and better prepare the next generation for the job market after college. Chipola and 119 other community colleges will be on how much students learn, how many complete their programs on time, and how well students do in the job market after graduating. The college is now eligible to submit an application containing detailed data on these criteria. It must demonstrate that it delivers exceptional student results, uses data to drive decisions, and continually improves over time. The Aspen Institute will conduct site visits to each co-chaired by John Engler, president of Business Roundtable, former Michigan Governor, and former president of the National Association of Manufacturers and Richard Riley, former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Secretary of Education, will select a grand prize winner and four runners-up, to be announced in March 2013. American employers have jobs open right now but Engler said. The job training programs at community and preparing the American workforce. Community colleges success will help determine whether and in what sectors America will continue to lead in the global economy. While every community college faces challenges, particularly in todays economic climate, S ecretary Riley underscored the importance of improving outcomes for community college students, the majority of whom are underrepresented minorities, Many community colleges across this country are doing an excellent job of boosting student success, but we need to encourage all community colleges achieve excellence. When students learn more, graduate or transfer to four-year institu tions, and get competitive-wage jobs after college, it helps everyone students, employers and our nations economy as a whole.ABOUT CHIPOLA COLLEGEChipola College is designated as a state college in the Florida College System. Established in 1947, Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Chipola offers Bachelors Degrees in Education with majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered. Addition ally, the college offers an Educator Preparation Institute, The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program designed for students then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university. Chipola offers several Workforce programs which provide include: Automotive Service Technology, Cosmetology, programs in Law Enforcement and Corrections, Computer Technology II, Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic and Patient Care Assistant. Associate in Science (AS) programs at Chipola include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, RN Nursing and Recreation Technology. For information about Chipola College, visit www.chipola. edu or phone (850) 526-2761.Chipola Nominated for Aspen AwardHighlighting the critical importance of improving student success in Americas community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Chipola College as one of the nations 120 top community colleges, challenging it to compete for the $1 million fund for the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Here, a Chipola student studies in the college library. Chipola in top 10% of U.S. community collegesGraduation ceremony set for 7 p.m. Thursday in MariannaChipola to have 450 graduates at end of termMARIANNASome 450 students were eligible for graduation at Chipola College at the end of the spring semester. Graduation exercises are scheduled for Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Milton Johnson Health Center. Counted as members of the class are all who completed their degrees cember of 1 to May of or who will complete work at Chipola during the summer of The class includes the following local students, listed according to type of degree and hometown: Bachelor of Science Degrees ALFORD Julie Ann T indall. Altha Andrea Gratz, T ory Lipford, Kathryn Nichols. BLOUNTSTOW N Re becca Hambly, Dana Cooper. BRISTOL Christy Brock, Karey Gautier. GRAND RIDGE Seth Basford, Scarlett Cowherd, Michelle Gibbs-Blackburn. Associate in Arts Degrees ALTHA Ethan Byler, Brett Floyd, Malcolm Ivory, Katrina Messer, Justin T erry, Maria T rejo Gonzalez, Ellen Williams, Rebekah Wiltse. BLOUNTSTOWN Kristina Bailey, Anna Baldwin, Jessica Cantu, Miranda Coxwell, Christine Davis, Robert Deason, Amanda Johnson, Michael L eonard, Shannie Lockhart, Wesley Petty, Mark Shuler, Mary Smith, Jonathan Sweinhart, T revor Williams. BRISTOL Kristen Bateman, Carla Bramblett, Cade Guthrie, Sharee Hudson, Jonathon Shuler. CLARKSVILLE Robert Johns, Adam McCullen, Amanda Neal, John Tharpe, III. FOUNTAIN Brittani Mount. GRAN D RID GE Rufus Cargile, III, Katherine Ferrell, Zachary Folks, Josh Harrell, Rebecca Hart, Christina Ker lee, Beverly O'Pry, Justin Par rish, Caroline Peacock, Ryan Pilcher, Amanda Standland, Andrica Straker, Kayla T oole, Ariel White. KINARD Ashley Sims. Associate in Science Degrees ALTHA Justin Debolt, T aylor Shelton. Blountstown Kristina Bailey, Kristy Goodwin, Whitney Halley, Candace Koonce, Robin Simpkins. BRISTOL Renee Gilbert, Annabelle Martinez, Heather Peddie. FOUNTAIN Jessica L aster, Brittani Mount. G rand Ridge T abitha A llen, Stephanie Branch, Meagan Kornegay. GREENWOOD Jessica Blount, Kimberly Huett. KINARD Nancy Miles. Kyla Moore, Wewahitchka. Workforce Development ALTHA Stephen Lee. BLOUNTSTOWN Jody V owell, Joshua Kirkbride, T ychicus Allsop.Chipola students honored at recent awards ceremonyM A RIANNA Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual A wards Ceremony. A wards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. The following local students received academic awards: Blountstown, Biology for Science Majors Ridge, Outstanding Musicianship Ridge, Most Outstanding Student. Simpkins of Blountstown received the Clinical Exmester). Altha received the Charlton Keen Scholar Athlete A ward. Among those receiving awards for extracurricular activities were: tha, Phi Beta Lambda Bristol, The Papoose Student Newspaper Ryan Pilcher of Grand Ridge accepts the Outstanding Musicianship award from Dr. Daniel Powell, Chipola Interim Associate Dean of Fine and Performing Arts.


MAY 2, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 Charles McClellan Funeral HomeButler-Morgan/Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home Building at 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, 32351Phone: (850) 627-7677 or 643-2277Charles K. McClellanLicensed Funeral Director 42 years experience Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. OBITUARIES Telephone (850) 674-2266 Y our hometown funeral home since 1994A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On!Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. Marlon PeavyPeavy Funeral Home& CrematoryMARY WHITESIDES MANN EASTPOINTMary Whitesides Mann, 87, of Eastpoint, passed away T uesday, April 24, 2012. She was born in Hickory Grove, SC. She moved to Port St. Joe in 1990 and then to Eastpoint last year to be with her daughter. She earned a doctorate degree and was a day care operator for Nannys Day Care in Port St. Joe for 17 years. She was a member of Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Port St. Joe, where she taught Missionettes and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Watt Mann, Jr.; her parents, Horace Madison and Bessie Blanche (Pratt) Whitesides; a son in-law, Don Adkison. Survivors include a son, John Mann and his wife, Cindy of Wewahitchka: two daughters, Sylvia Adkison of Eastpoint and Sandra Hanna and her husband, Dannie of Blythewood, SC, eight grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren. Memorial services were held Friday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. (ET) at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in Port St. Joe with Reverend Dave Fernandez and Reverend Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at adamsfh.com.JOHN L. CLARK MARIANNA John L. Clark, 74, of Marianna, passed away T uesday, April 24, 2012. He was born in Camden County, GA on January 11, 1938. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He retired as an associate warden after 26 years with the federal prison. His love was his family and grandchildren. He was an avid gardener and loved his land. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Martha Clark, two brothers and four sisters. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Annette Clark; two sons, Chris Clark of Augusta, GA and Jay Clark and his wife, T iffany of Marianna; two daughters, Jill Shuler and her husband, S ammy of Bristol and P enny A lhalaseh of Blountstown; one sister, Era Mae Brown, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Marianna in Sink Creek Cemetery. James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in Marianna was in charge of the arrangements. PA TRICIA KA TE (SMITH) BOWDEN AL THAPatricia Kate (Smith) Bowden, 70, of Altha, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Panama City. She was born on May 22, 1941 in Blountstown and had lived in Calhoun County for most of her life. She retired from the State of Florida Department of Revenue with over 20 years of service. She also worked for the Department of Children and Family Services in Blountstown for a number of years. She was a 1959 graduate of Blountstown High School, a 1962 graduate of Chipola College and attended West Florida University in Pensacola. She was an avid Florida State Seminole fan; she loved NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., but most of all she truly loved her family. She was an active Cub Scout den mother for a number of years and she helped with the Boy Scouts. She was one of She was preceded in death by her parents, George Edward Smith and Dorothy Nell (Love) Smith; one son, Scott Bennett Bowden. Survivors include one son, Derry Bowden of Altha; one daughter, Karla Nichols and her husband, Hank of Clarksville; three brothers, George Smith, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn of Orange Park, Roger Smith and Rodney Smith and his wife, T ina, all of Blountstown; one sister, Kathy Johnson and her husband, Sammy of Chattahoochee; four grandchildren, Heather Varnum of Bristol, Nicholas Hansford and his girlfriend, Summer Attaway of Blountstown, Laine and Hayden N ichols, both of Clarksville; three greatgrandchildren, Peyton, Cadence and Ridge, all of Bristol, along with several nieces and nephews. Services were held T uesday, May 1 at Peavy Funeral ing. Interment followed in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. TRACEY RENEE (ALDAY) KEEL AL THAT racey Renee (Alday) Keel, 39, of Altha, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012 at her home. She was born on February 11, 1973 in Marianna and had lived in Calhoun County for several years, coming from Palmetto. She was a homemaker and a member of the Protestant faith. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Emily Nicole Keel. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Keel of AlVernie of Altha; her father and stepmother, Buddy Alday and Jennifer of Altha; a daughter, Skyler Gabrielle Keel of Altha; four brothers, Jamie Alday of Altha, Stacey Alday of Bristol; two sisters, Marie Hussy of Lumberton, NC Services will be held Wednesday, May 2 at 4 p.m. (CT) ing. Interment will follow in Red Oak Cemetery. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. REVEREND RUDOLPH FRANKLIN SIMS MARIANNA Reverend Rudolph Franklin Sims, 81, of Marianna, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Altha on February 3, 1931. He was a pastor in the Church of God for over 40 years and was also a foreman at LeHigh Furniture until his retirement in 1993. He was preceded in death by his parents, James William Sims and Mary Magedeline Williford Sims; four brothers, Johnny, Cecil, Abe and Edward Sims; 2 sisters, Belle Cutchin and Dicie Herring; a son in-law, Russell Vickery, Jr. Survivors include his devoted wife of 62 years, Dorothy Thomas Sims; two sons, Billy Sims and his wife, Rusha of Phenix City, AL and Dale Sims and his wife, Jeanne of Duluth, GA; two daughters, Faye Vickery of Blountstown and Patsy Sapp and her husband, T imothy of Marianna, 18 grandchildren and their spouses and 13 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service, Wednesday, May 2 at 1 p.m at Evangel Worship Center. Services will be held Wednesday, May 2 at 2 p.m. at Evangel Worship Center with Reverend Lavon P ettis Gardens Cemetery. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the ar rangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.ERNEST LEE HARDEE QUINCY Ernest Lee Hardee, 99, of Quincy, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012 in T allahassee. He was a born on March 18, 1913 in Marianna to Leila Richbourg and Andrew G. Hardee. On July 10, 1935 he married Ora Chason of Greensboro. He was a member of the Faith Heritage Church where he served as a deacon and on the building committee for two renovation projects. He was also on the board of trustees. He was a hard worker, having several jobs such as selling peanuts as a young boy to retiring from Frosty Morn Meats as an inventory clerk. He was the last employee at Frosty Morn, working for several years after it closed to make sure the building was secure and as overseer of the sales of the companys inventory. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Chason; a sister, Nizie Hardee Sykes. Survivors include one sister, Myrlene H.Chason of Hosford; a very special niece who grew up with him like a sister, Marion Mercer of Hosford and many other nieces and nephews. S ervices were held Monday, A pril 23 at the Faith Heritage Church. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the arrangements. BROOKS CONW AY BRESLIN T ALLAHASSEEBrooks Conway Breslin, 25, of T allahassee and her beloved dog, Dixie, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012. She was born on Sept.10, 1986 in T allahas see. She received her GED from the Leon County School from Lake City Community College. S he inherited a strong love of forestry from her Papa Hayes and always loved being in the great outdoors. She loved the family camp on the Chipola River and the family condo on the Gulf. Friends will easily remember her by her quick wit, her contagious laughter and everlasting loyalty. She was preceded in death by her father, Pete Breslin; her maternal grandparents, Brooks and Nan Hayes; her paternal grandparents, George and Alma Breslin. Survivors include her mother, Nancy Hayes Breslin; her sister, Elizabeth; her uncles and aunts, Burke and Eva Hayes, Brooks A nne and Kenny Meierdierks and George and Cindy Breslin; cousins, Brooks and Katie Hayes, Marianne and Philip McMillan, Charlie and Annie Meierdierks. A celebration of Brooks life was held T uesday, May 2 at 2 p.m. at Saint Pauls United Methodist Church located at 1700 N Meridian Road, T allahassee. Interment followed in Culleys MeadowWood Memorial Park on T imberlane Road. Culleys MeadowWood Funeral Home in T allahassee is in charge of the arrangements. tributions may be made in Brooks name to T all T imbers Research Station and Land Conservatory, 13093 Henry Beadel Drive, T allahassee, FL 32312 or the charity of your choice.PREST ON MICHAEL MYERS BRISTOLPreston Michael Myers, 26, of Bristol and T allahassee, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012. He was Capers and was employed by Rex Lumber in Bristol. Survivors include his parents, Richard and Mary Kay; three siblings, Angela Hunter, Jessica and Andrew Kay; aunts and uncles, Brenda Myers, Raymond Myers, Bob Capers; a grandmother, Carol Myers and many cousins and friends. Family will receive friends Wednesday, May 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Abbey Funeral Home. Services will be held Wednesday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Abbey Funeral Home. A bbey Funeral Home and T allahassee Memory Gardens in T allahassee is in charge of the arrangements. Online Condolences may be made at www.abbeyfh.com Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society.WHAT BETTER TRIBUTE CAN THERE BE?EAST GADSDEN UNIT P.O. Box 563, Quincy 32353


Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 2012 Located in BristolLAND CLEARING-Private drives and roads -Food plots -Home sites -Small acreageCall E ddie Nobles at (850) 447-0449 or Chas (850) 447-0849Eddie NoblesLAND CLEARING, EXCA V A TION AND ROOT RAKING FOR: One of the thrills of gardening is walking outside and discovering a new bloom. Recently I spotted a splash of color in a shady corner of my landscape. What did I place in that neglected por tion of the yard? To my delight, it was a lovely orchid bloom. Im not an orchid expertfar from it. Ive had several over the years, and Ive managed to lose my fair share of them. However, some have survived under my neglectful practices and Im always amazed at how they will grow even for the most novice orchid grower. The bloom was a good reminder for me to review how to care for orchids. A good resource for the novice grower is a University of Florida/IFAS DVD called Growing Orchids: Easier than You Think! available through the IFAS Bookstore at ifasbooks. on demonstrations to discuss easy-to-grow orchid varieties; selecting appropriate containers, planting medium, and fertilizers; watering requirements; and many more tips for caring for your orchids. One of the points emphasized on the educational DVD is that orchids require repotting on a regular basis. Orchid plants need to be repotted when the potting mix breaks down, often evidenced by dead roots, or the plant outgrowing the container. In this case, a larger pot may not be required, simply replace the growing medium. Another reason to repot may need dividing. Cattleyas, Oncidiums and Dendrobiums in par ticular need to be repotted every two to three years as the medium decomposes or when new growth extends over the edge of the container. Vandas require potting less often because of their single-stem growth habit. Repotting calls for new potting media. You can choose from bark, bark mixes, sphagnum moss, or even volcanic rock. Epiphytic orchids can be grown in just about any media, except soil, as long as you adjust your watering and fertilization practices to that media. Bark will typically last about two years whereas sphagnum moss may need to be replaced every six months. Next, be sure to pick an appropriate container. Clay pots are the most common containers, but you can also choose plastic pots or wooden baskets. Use a pot that drains well. Choose a pot that will accommodate about two years of new growth, based on your observation of the plant. If you are using an old pot, wash it thoroughly and soak it in a 10 percent solution of chlorine bleach for 30 minutes, then rinse it well. the inside of the pot to cut the roots growing on the pot. Gently pull the orchid from the pot. Once you have removed the plant, carefully pry the roots apart and shake off as much of the old potting mixture as possible. Dont worry if some still clings to the roots. Remove any dead or damaged roots. Dead roots are mushy and light brown; growing tips. When placing the orchid in the pot, position the older pseudobulbs against one side so that the new lead has room to expand. Pack the potting media go. The top of the rhizome should be level with the top of the bark. After repotting, use clips to secure the orchid until its established. Water your plant right away.Orchids are not an ordeal to grow GARDENING by Theresa Friday, Horticulture Extension Agent, Santa Rosa CountyThis Arbor Day Michael Lister and Pulpwood Press are teaming up to support a better, greener future for us all. If you purchase one of their books, they will plant a treeor if you plant a tree, they will give you one of their books. Our slogan is You buy a book. We plant a tree, publisher, Jeff Moore said, so you can imagine Arbor Day is very important to us and were very proud to be partnering with Michael for such a special project. This of us. This is something Im very excited about, Lister said. Something I think can really make a difference. This Mother Earth projects and the timing couldnt be better. Lister founded the Mother Earth Fund in 2009 with the release of his novel Double Exposure, a novel he calls his love letter to the environment of north Florida. The Mother Earth Fund works in areas related to north Florida environmental conservation, celebration and education. Michael is passionate about caring for the environment, Moore added. It comes across in his books so clearly. He feels most responsible for north Florida, as do we here at Pulpwood Press. Located in the panhandle, Pulpwood Press publishes including several books by Lister and the house is continually searching for ways to put their environmental and charitable sensibilities into action. Pulpwoods latest release is Listers Burnt Offer ings, a thriller the Florida Book Review calls, vintage Michael Lister . poetic prose, exquisitely set scenes, characters who are damaged and faulty. Not since Thomas Harris wrote about a guy named Hannibal have I enjoyed a villain so much. Its the best of the Lister novels Ive read. Having just celebrated Earth Day, now is the perfect time to be a part of planting trees in honor of Arbor Day, Lister added. Theres so much we all need to do to care for our sacred mother and planting trees is a good start. To have Pulpwood Press plant a tree on your be half, all you have to do is purchase Michael Listers Burnt Offerings, The Big Goodbye, or The Meaning of Life in Movies and then email the publisher at PulpwoodPress@gmail. com. You can also notify them at the same address that you planted a tree and they will email you an eBook.Florida author and publisher team up to plant trees this Arbor Day MICHAEL LISTER


MAY 2, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 At TNT Collision Center, we put over 75 years of combined experience to work for your car. With state-ofthe-art equipment, and meticulous craftsmanship, well get you back on the road quickly and safely, at a price you can trust. *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experienceTNTTOBY GARNETT, OWNER Collision Center A large selection of new and used cars are now available at Chipola Ford in Marianna!Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Questions? Give him a call at (850)482-4043. HE IS WAITING FOR YOUR CALL! Chipola Winners in the 6-9 age category were Brady Tomlinson, Ezekiel Nandho, Madison Conyers & Autumn Raisbeck. The Carr FFA 5K and Fun Run was Saturday, April 21 at the Train Depot in Blountstown. We would like to thank the participants, sponsors, supporters and staff that helped make our event a success! The winners in the 5K race were:: Hannah Plazarin, 22.08 : Thomas Howell, 19.28 -------------------------: Alyssa Carey, 34.18 1st place: Amber Raisbeck, 27.16, 2nd place: Rachel Nandho 35.19 1st place: Trent Woodham, 19.31, 2nd place: Drew Bryant, 20.28, 3rd place: Will McClellan, 20.37, 4th place: Will Price, 23.14 : Rachel Williams, 25.54 1st place: Alfonso Hernandez, 22.43; 2nd place: Jeremy OBryan, 24.37 Bobby Sims, 22.59 Tied for 1st place: Amanda Dehn, 27.48 and Bonnie Richards, 27.48 Tied for 2nd place: Cindy Carey, 35.24 and Sybil Plazarin, 35.24 1st place: Marc Tomlinson, 21.59; 2nd place: Ben Hall, 25.14; 3rd place: Richard Carey, 35.43 Carylee Sewell, 37.05 1st place: Paul Plazarin 22.20; 2nd place: John Sewell 23.44; 3rd Place: Todd McClellan 24.08 1st place: Ruth Ann Eberly 26.32; 2nd place: Sue Price 27.16 Glenn Kimbrel 31.31 Tommy McClellan 34.43Fun Run Winners 5 AND UNDER FEMALE Holly S ewell 10.24 6-9 FEMALE 1st place: Madison Conyers 8.45 2nd place: Autumn Raisbeck 9.51 6-9 MALE 1st place: Brady Tomlinson 9.00; 2nd place: Ezekiel Nandho 10.57 10-12 FEMALE 1st place: Emma Richards 7.57; 2nd place: Breanna Varnum 8.16; 3rd place: Melissa Conyers 10.38 10-12 MALE 1st place: Jeff Price 7.06; 2nd place: Gabe McClellan 7.39 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 ARREST REPORTS Two people were arrested on methamphetamine charges after deputies went to a Cricket Road residence to serve probation violation warrants on Casey Michelle Byrd, 29, and Ronnie Brant Creamer, 41, both of Altha on April 25. A methamphetamine reaction vessel was found under the bed in the couples bedroom, along with a straw and several clear drink bottles with clear liquids in them. stages of making methamphetamine when he brought the containers into the bedroom. She said she watched 2 grams of meth and a hollowed-out ink pen. Materials used in the meth-making process were also found that contain acid. The two were put in the back of a patrol car. As investigators processed the meth lab, Creamer managed to open the cage window in the patrol car and escaped, but was found in the woods nearby by the dog tracking team from Calhoun Correctional Institution. Both were charged with possession of methamphetamine and manufacture of methamphetamine. Creamer was also charged with escape. Bond was set at $15,000 for each. Byrd is also being held for Jackson County.CASEY BYRD Drug arrests made after undercover buys arrangedTwo Blountstown men were charged with sale of cocaine and conspiracy to sell crack cocaine after an informant working with the Calhoun-Liberty Drug Task Force was recorded making a drug buy on April 23. Delandon Reed, 26, and Curtis Garrett, 52, were arrested after they met the informant at a residence around 3:30 p.m. and accepted $100 in cash in exchange for some crack cocaine, according to a report from the Calhoun County Following the transaction, the two men drove away. They were pulled over by deputies at the intersection of South Main Street and Azalea Drive in Blountstown. The money used in the buy was found in Reeds pants pocket, along with a cell phone that was seized. Reed told investigators he was giving Garrett a ride and he did not know what was happening although he admitted to talking with the informant earlier on his phone. Garrett stated he had delivered drugs to support his crack cocaine addiction. He said the cocaine belonged to Reed. Bond was set at $20,000 for Garrett and $25,000 for Reed. CURTIS GARRETT DELANDON REED Student charged with in LCHS ag classroomAn 18-year-old Liberty County High School student before noon Thursday. A student who ran to the office to report the altercation said there was blood everywhere. The principal and School Resource Officer Lt. James Lowery found the victim, Tyler His right eye was swollen shut and his face was bleeding. Witnesses said Davis had his cell phone and told Lucas Uzzell the call was for him. Witnesses said Uzzell warned Davis he was going to pound him in the face if he played it again. Davis reportedly replied, Go ahead and hit me and played the recording once more. Uzzell was taken into custody. Davis was transported by ambulance to the emergency room at CalhounLiberty Hospital, where he was treated and released.LUCAS UZZELL Bristol man charged with DUI after nearly hitting trees & lightA driver who was found traveling slowly along Old Blue Creek Road shortly after 9 p.m. April 24 was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI after a deputy saw him drive off the road and narrowly miss hitting a stand of trees. Minutes earlier, Deputy Jonathan Gentry saw Larry Hobby driving along the shoulder of the road at about 22 mph for 400 feet before pulling back into the westbound lane and then crossing the center line. A short time later, he came within inches of hitting a railroad caution light sign and then blew past the stop sign at Old Blue Creek Road and Hwy. 65, according to the deputys report. After crossing Hwy. 65, the truck entered Shuler Street in Hosford. While driving northbound, the truck went onto the west shoulder of the road for about 200 feet before he was stopped. After denying he had any weapons, a loaded .40-caliber pistol was found in the center console of the truck, the deputy reported. An almost-empty bottle during an inventory of the truck later that night. After failing a roadside sobriety test, Hobby was a breathalizer test and was charged with DUI. LARRY HOBBY


Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 2012 AUTO ACCESSORIESCenter seat, two person, blue, for older Dodge van, in good shape, $10. Call 674-8385 or 294-4389. 5-2, 5-9Parts for Ford trucks, year 1989 1991, mostly 4 wheel drive. Call 674-3590 or (270) 313-1112 for more information. 4-25, 5-2Chevrolet 350 vortec heads, Edelbrock performer RPM intake, set of long tube headers, all for $300. Call 647-3663. 4-18, 4-25 PETS/SUPPLIESJack Russell/Beagle mixed puppies, six weeks old, free to a good home. Call 570-3806. 5-2, 5-9Peacocks, male and female, $100 for both. Call 447-1349. 5-2, 5-9Full-blooded white English bull puppies, nine weeks old, two male, one female, nubbed tails, $100. Call 674-8392. 5-2, 5-9Chihuahua puppy, female, $75 OBO. Call 643-3355. 4-25, 5-2Three dogs, one full-blooded lab, black, approximately 10 years old, two lab and dachshund mixed, black, and one male poodle, all free to a good home. Call 2371587. 4-25, 5-2Y oung roosters. Free to a good home. Call 762-8657. 4-25, 5-2One male guinea hen, one rooster, $5 each Call 643-1959. 4-25, 5-2Bearded 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, 4-25Puppies, Rottweiler/White English Bulldog mixed, 6-8 weeks old, cute and adorable, have had shots and been wormed, $25. Call 4474586. UFN LOST & FOUNDLOST: 30 gallon blue or gray container, between Altha or Blountstown several months ago. Contained irreplaceable family items. Would really love to have it returned. Call (850) 544-1212. 4-25, 5-2 APPLIANCESEcowater water softener, Model ERR300, includes paperwork with all instructions, $195. Call 6748385 or 294-4389. 5-2, 5-9Gas 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 FURNITUREKitchen table with two chairs, night stand and end table. Call 674-3033 for more information. 5-2, 5-9Headboard white, with extra storage, $5. Call 674-8385 or 294-4389. 5-2, 5-9Bunkbeds, includes mattress; antique table, $450; lounge chair, dark red, $60. Call 674-3264. 5-2, 5-9Wood table, round, with four chairs, $50. Call 379-3093. 4-18, 4-25Living 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. Call 674-1818. UFN TRUCKS1993 Ford Explorer, new tires, runs good, $1,100. Call 228-2820 after 5 p.m. (CT). 5-2, 5-91996 Ford 3500 series van, long wheel base, cool air, good transmission, $2,000. Call (850) 5925714 after 10 a.m. (CT). 4-25, 5-21992 Ford F150, V8, automatic, 4 wheel drive, extended cab, $1,800. Call 674-3591 or (270) 313-1112. 4-25, 5-21997 Ford Explorer, $2,000 OBO. Call 643-3355. 4-25, 5-2 CARS2005 Chevy Malibu, white. Call 575-8194 for more information. 5-2, 5-91995 Buick Riviera, $2,000 OBO. Call 643-3355. 4-25, 5-2 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 SALEScotts lawn spreader, $5; Cultured marble bath vanity sink top, 31 x 19, $12; Incline sliding exerciser with pulleys, $15; Old type kerosene heater with two burners, $15; Heavy, homemade wooden teeter-totter, $5; two 20 girls bicycles, includes a box of parts, $25 for all. Call 674-8385 or 2944389. 5-2, 5-9Electric scooter, almost new, $1,500. Call 890-8004 to make an appointment to try it out. 5-2, 5-9Baby girl clothes, three four boxes, ages 0 9 months, brand new with tags, includes some silk dress and Winnie the Poo bassinet, all for $75. Call 693-9728. 5-2, 5-9Utility pole, $250. Call 6744656. 5-2, 5-9Eureka vacuum; Rubbermaid ice chest. Call 674-3033 for more information. 5-2, 5-9Air conditioning unit 15,000 BTU, used only one month, $600; Kobe Bryant basketball shoes, size 11, worn only once, $100. Call 524-0605. 5-2, 5-9T rek Gobug used to pull a child behind a bicycle. Call 447-0800 for more information. 4-25, 5-2Iron gate, 17 ft., in one piece, $500 OBO. Call 447-1542. 4-25, 5-2T wo air conditioning units, one 5 ton unit and one 3 1/2 ton air handled unit, never been used, $350 each. Call 674-8437. 4-25, 5-2Jazzy power chair two new batteries installed April 10, in excellent condition, $350 cash. Call 674-8437. 4-25, 5-2Colby Bryant Shoes, paid $150, asking $100 or best offer.4-25, 5-2One VTV air conditioner, $600 or best offer.4-25, 5-2Good 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 ELECTRONICSWii bundle pack, includes Wii box, two remote controls, three numchucks, Wii zapper, carry case, all cords and nine games, $300 OBO. Call 643-7366. 4-25, 5-2 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 DownBuy, sell & trade in the 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 NEED A VEHICLE!!!!Buy Here, Pay Here $0 down, 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title Steve 800-809-4716 For Sale in BRISTOL(850) 643-3649 (850) 519-6834Very NICE *3 BD, 2 BA Brick Home on 6.05 AcresTurkey Creek May 5 at 7 p.m.(First Saturday of every month) Public is invited.18098 NW County Rd. 12AUCTION643-7740 Col. James W. Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 FREE SETUP FOR YARD SALE EVERY SATURDAY REAL EST A TEWANTED: Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 Two Trailers 3 BD & 2 BA 2 BD & 1 BA(850) 379-5843FOR RENT in Hosford


MAY 2, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Saturday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. STARSCOPEF AMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, assess a situation before acting. Only then will you have a clear view and map out the steps that you must take. Pisces may help you with your plan. T AURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, it can sometimes feel imone for a loving relationship. If youre single, let a friend set you up this week. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, with so many momentous things going on it can be hard to keep track of all the things you need to get done. A few tips on organization will go a long way. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 you stop thinking so intently about something, all of the answers become clear. This could be the solution you were seeking. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 so many people keep turning to you for words of wisdom. If you have the advice to offer, go ahead. You can also politely decline. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, look internally for help this week. Though there are plenty of reasons to avoid an activity, there are many excellent reasons why you should engage yourself. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Happy times are on the horizon, Libra. You just have to make it through a few more obstacles and ish line is in sight. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, when it rains it pours, and meaning of that expression. But the silver lining. SAGITT ARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, although you may want to help when a friend comes to you, there is not much you can offer in this particular situation besides support and encouragement. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Things are completely out of your hands, Capricorn. While you thought you would feel helpless, this experience can actually prove liberating for you. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, the beginning of the funin-the-sun season is starting and you are very excited about all of the outdoor recreation prospects. Make your to-do list now. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Give free reign to your emotions, It could take a helping hand to pull you up from a tricky situation, Pisces. You just may be lucky to have this person on your side.Week of April 29 ~ May 5APRIL 29 Andre Agassi, Athlete (42) APRIL 30 Kirsten Dunst, Actress (30)) MAY 1 Tim McGraw, Singer (45) MAY 2 Dwayne Johnson, Actor/Wrestler (40) MAY 3 Frankie Valli, Singer (75) MAY 4 Mike Dirnt, Bassist (40) MAY 5 Adele, Singer (24)Something for everyone. BLOUNTSTOWN Multi-family Y ard Sale Saturday, May 5. Located at 20369 NE Hentz Avenue beginning at 7 a.m. (CT). Miscellaneous household, girls clothes sizes 10-12, tools and much more. Phone 447-0838. Huge Multi-family Y ard Sale Saturday, May 5 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Located at 19002 Jim Durham Road 1/2 mile north of Rivertown Church. Furniture, clothing, books, shoes, purses, home decor, small appliances, craft stuff, linens, fabric, outdoor items, tons of stuff, something for everyone. Y ard Sale and Bake Sale Blountstown First Assembly will be having a yard sale and a bake sale on Saturday morning, May 5. There will be various items for sale as well as an array of baked goods. The proceeds will go toward the Womens Ministries to aid in projects for the community. The church is located at the West end of Hwy 20. HOSFORD Multi-family Y ard Sale Saturday, May 5. Located in front of Senior Citizens building on Hwy. 65 beginning at 7 a.m. Large furniture and more. Something for everyone. Phone 273-0404. WANTEDLarge bird cage, reasonably priced. Call 273-0404. 5-2, 5-9Looking to rent a home or pasture in the Hosford/Telogia area, at least 3 BD, 2 BA. Needs place suitable for horses and an outside dog. I am interested in renting a fenced pasture with water. Call 510-6647. 5-2, 5-9Vehicle, must be automatic and able to accept payments. Willing to use HP Laptop as down payment. Call 237-1587. 4-25, 5-2Buy, sell and trade in the 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 HOMES & LAND1995 mobile home, must be moved, 3 BD, 1BA, new carpet, $4,500. Call 643-3617. 5-2, 5-9Five acres of land, cleared, cross fenced, with well and septic tank, $30,000. Call 2093087 or 762-8445. 4--25, 5-2 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, 4-25 YARD SALEALTHA Y ard Sale Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5. Located at 25601 NW Fuqua Circle from 7 a.m. until noon. Furniture, tools, boat motor, electronics, clothes, dishes and much more. Phone 209-8591. Moving/Y ard Sale Saturday, May 5 beginning at 8 a.m. (CT. Located at 25414 NE Evans Street. The staff at Calhoun Liberty Hospital is looking forward to celebrating Hospital Week/ Nurses Week. *Monday, May 7 we will hold an open house starting at 9 a.m. at the Calhoun Liberty Primary Care Clinic. Refreshments will be served at the hospital. *Wednesday, May 9 will be Patient Appreciation Day. We will give every ER patient and inpatient appreciation items. *Friday, May 11 will be our Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will set up in front of the hospital with booths. Anyone interested in par ticipating is invited to call at 674-5411 ext. 240. Calhoun-Liberty Hospital staff will celebrate Hospital Wk./Nurses Wk.CHIPLEY The Florida Department of Transportation will perform roadway repairs on State Road 71 adjacent to the Cypress Creek Bridge in Calhoun County, Wednesday, May 2. Alternating lane closures will remain in effect from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Drivers are reminded to use caution, pay attention to the speed limit and watch for lane shifts when traveling through the work zone. For more Florida Department of Transportation District Three information follow us on twitter at @MyFDOT_NWFL.Repairs on State Road 71 in Calhoun CountyThis years Calhoun/Liberty County Relay For Life event will be held on May 4 and 5 at Sam Atkins Park in Blountstown. overnight event designed to celebrate survivors, caregivers and raise money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society. Relay is a community event consisting of teams camping out around a track with one participant from each team taking turns walking around the track for the duration of the event. Relay is food, games and family entertainment. Relay starts with a survivors lap-an inspirational time when cancer survivors are invited to walk the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories theyve achieved over cancer. Caregivers are also recognize and celebrated at the Relay. The opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. with a survivor lap and reception. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a special dinner provided free of charge for survivors and caregivers. One of the highlights of the Relay is the Luminaria Cer emony during which we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to cancer. The Luminaria Ceremony begins at 9 p.m. Dur ing this ceremony, candles are lit inside bags bearing the names of a person touched by cancer, and participants walk the Luminaria lap in silence. Relay is proof that one person against cancer! Plan now to join you friends and neighbors at this years Calhoun/Liberty Relay for Life Event on May 4 and 5. Relay is a community event and all are welcome!Calhoun/Liberty Relay For Life set for this weekend


Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL MAY 2, 2012 THE JOB MARKET 2 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, and harvesting Christmas trees. from 5/26/2012 to 12/14/2012 at Old York Tree Farm, Bordentown, NJ. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employerpaid post-hire drug testing required. $10.34/ hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. Job Order #NJ0819355. 2 positions Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, harvesting nursery stock in aquatic/wetland plant nursery, from 5/21/2012 to 11/30/2012 at Maryland Aquatic Nurseries, Inc, Jarrettsville, MD. Three months previous experience required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Must be will ing and able to work for extended periods of time while wearing rubber boots standing in water. $10.34/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transpor tation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or One Stop Career Center 16908 Northeast Pear Street, Suite 2, Blountstown, FL 32424. Provide copy of this ad. Job Order #186701. T upperwareTAKE I T OU T SIDE Call Beth EubanksYOUR Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235email at bethseu banks41@ aol.comGet Complete 20-Pc Set with $750 party & 2 datings! $ A VON$www.youravon.com/tdaviesCALL TODAY : (850) 570-1499 EARN40%STARTERKITONLY $I0 Package Only Liquor LicenseFor Calhoun County Only$29,000 OBOCall Charles Boutwell at (850) 575-8432PURCHASER TO PAY ALL CLOSING COSTS CORLETTS ROOFING LLC FREE ESTIMATESMichael Corlett (850) 643-7062 Owner (813) 253-3258LIBERTY COUNTY Owner Financing No Qualifying Acreage --All$600 Down BUSINESS Peavy family buys Classic Cleaners; business moves to Charlie Johns St.The lounging bobcats, coiled rattlesnakes and trophy deer mounts have been moved out and rows of clothing ready to be cleaned have been rolled in to the building that once housed Buck Wild Taxidermy. The taxidermy business has been moved to Travis Peavys home while his parents, Marlon and Debbie Peavy set up a new enterprise next to their other businesses, Shivers Florist and Peavy Funeral Home. The couple bought Classic Cleaners March 1 and will retain the name in memory of one of its late owners, Kathy McCullen. The cleaners operated at Harveys Shopping Center for the past 19 years. The Peavys say the business, under the management of Don Clabaugh for the past 17 years, will continue to offer the same professional service it has in the past. They have brought in some new equipment including a Green Earth Hydrocarbon Dry Cleaning Machine which leaves no odor on clothes. The presses, shirt and sleeve machine and washing machine have all been upgraded.JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS


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A tax-deductible gift adoption from Save the Manatee Club, which also includes membership in the Club, costs $25 and includes a color photo, a real Florida manatee. Photos of each of the manatees up for adoption can be viewed on the Clubs website at www.savethemanatee.org/adoptees.htm. Also included with the gift adoption is a photos, facts and information, plus quarterly newsletter, The Manatee Zone, which features updates on the manatee adoptees and the bimonthly e-newsletter, Paddle Tales. Educators are entitled to a discounted adoption and also receive an Educators Guide, 4-color poster and coloring and activity book (for elementary educators), in addition to standard adoption materials. Shipping is free within the United States. For $35, the gift adoption package also includes the new 2012 Club Tshirt featuring a colorful, captivating tropical design by renowned artist Nancy Blauers. Save the Manatee Club, an inbegan its conservation work back in 1981 when it was established by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham to help educate the public about the manatees plight. Many manatees are injured or killed each year by boat strikes. Their habitat has disappeared at a rapid rate from shoreline development and natural springs used as warm-water refuges for wintering manatees have experienced a reduction in both water development within spring sheds. Warm-water sources are necessary for the manatees survival in cold weather. Many manatees succumb to cold stress every year. Before this last mild Florida winter, prolonged cold weather during the last two winters killed hundreds of manatees. Currently, only about 5,000 manatees remain, concentrated year-round in Florida. 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