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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: 11-28-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Calhoun County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
Coordinates: 30.426944 x -84.979167 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in Sept. 1991.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 38 (Sept. 18, 1991).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Preceded by: Weekly journal (Bristol, Fla.)

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School news....14 & 15 Obituaries...17 Syrup Making Day at the Pioneer Settlement...18 Classied ads....20 & 21 Sheriff's Log...2 Three vehicle wreck...3 Community Calendar...4 Holiday events planned..5 Commentary...10 & 11 Commission strips OBryan of County Administrator title; Workshop & special meeting planned Thursdayby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorLongtime Emergency Management Director and County Administrator Sonny OBryan wasnt fired, but one of his many titles was taken away at last weeks Calhoun County Commission meeting. And no one can say exactly what that means...at least not until a workshop and special board meeting is held Thursday to address the matter. When new board members Thomas Flowers, Lee Lee Brown and Lee Shelton County Commission meeting Nov. 20, they didnt take long to make their presence known. A motion by Commissioner Truman Grant to appoint Commissioner Darrell McDougald as board chairman failed. Commissioner Brown then nominated Flowers as chairman and, following a second by Shelton, he was voted in 5-0. Brown was then appointed as vicechairman. The board then started the meeting by adopting an ordinance regulating synthetic drugs sold as incense and bath salts. After reviewing a series of routine matters, ranging from project updates to approving a final budget, Commissioner Brown brought up the county administrator position. Brown told board members and the audience that concerned citizens had approached him about the job being done by Sonny OBryan. He said he wanted the county administrator position deleted, commenting without explanation, That position is a dark cloud for this administration. He was quick to say it had nothing to do with how he felt about OBryan. That man has done an unbelievable job, he said, then he asked, The bottom line is where do we go from here? Following discussion, Brown made a motion to delete the county administrator position. The motion was seconded by Shelton. The two veteran commissioners, Grant and McDougald, voted against it. OBryan whose other responsibilities and titles include grants coordinator, solid waste director, recycling coordinator and director of public safety is paid approximately $81,000 a year for his combined responsibilities. The county administrator title was added around 2001 in an effort to get departments working together, according to OBryan. I didnt ask for the position. They gave it to me, he told The Journal. See SONNY OBRYAN continued on page 19Liberty County Bulldog Micheal Robinson (#22) makes the catch as Blountstown Tiger Josh Taylor (#11) makes the tackle during Liberty's 14-7 playoff win over Blountstown Friday. See pages 12 and 13 for the story and more photos. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTO CLJNews.com WEDNESDA Y, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 V ol. 32, No. 47JOURNAL THE CALHOUN-LIBER TY 50INCLUDES T AX Dawgs take Tigers 14-7 OUTDOORS DOWN SOUTH:A few things youll NEVER hear at the hunting campPAGE 23LCHS Coach Granthams lucky shorts still in playPAGE 24Cory Cox, Ridge Read play their home gamePAGE 24LCHS cheerleader to perform in New Years Day Parade in LondonPAGE 24Tool Show at the Pioneer SettlementPAGE 19Veterans Admin. buys land for two national cemeteries PAGE 22Hosford kids win Peanut Butter challengePAGE 16Altha teen charged with molesting 6-yr.-old girlPAGE 2Telogia man, teenage girl arrested for 3 thefts from salvage yardPAGE 2Cash reward offered for information on vandalism at Veterans Memorial ParkPAGE 3 to ER after three-vehicle crash on 71PAGE 3Breakfast with SantaPAGE 4Holiday train rides in Bristol, Old-fashioned Christmas at Pioneer SettlementPAGE 5 country singer to take part in Library Arts Series Dec. 8PAGE 6Syrup making at the Pioneer SettlementPAGE 18

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A 35-year-old Scotts Ferry woman was charged with possession of methamphetamine after a According to the arrest report from the Blountstown Police Department, Angelia Lynn Kelsoe was stopped on that she was not wearing her As he spoke with her he noticed she seemed He then asked for her consent to search her car and As he picked up her purse and began looking through it, he found wallet that held a tin container with a white Kelsoe told Partridge the meth was not hers and stated In his report, Partridge noted that Kelsoe admitted to him that she smoked methamphetamine but was not Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks Christmas Open HouseFRIDAY & SATURDAYNov. 30 & Dec 19 A.M. TO 6 P.M.Refreshments Door Prizes 10% Discount with this AdErma Jeans Antiques & Gifts Gloria Jeans Sweets21539 Chester Street in Hosford VISA / MC / DISCOVER / DEBIT SH ER IFFS L OGCALHOUN COUNTYNovember 20 VOP, CCSO. non-support, CCSO. possession of a controlled substance (meth), BPD. VOP, CCSO. November 21 domestic battery, CCSO. VOCC, CCSO. domestic battery, CCSO. lewd and lascivious sexual molestation on a child under 12, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYNovember 19 sentenced in court, LCSO. November 20 petty theft (1 count), trespassing (3 counts), grand theft (2 counts) VOSP, LCSO. holding for CCSO, CCSO. November 21 holding for CCSO, CCSO. following allegations that he had sexual contact with a Calhoun County Sheriffs Road residence by the girls Family members met a the girl what had happened, she stated that Morgan had touched According to the arrest report, Morgan stated that denied touching the girl and told the deputy he was allegation and stated that she had been touched Morgan and didnt want to tell anymore about what and then showed redness and scratches around her contacted and the child was taken for a medical she had been fondled, according to the report from the AUSTIN LEE MORGAN were taken into custody after a property owner who had recently been robbed kept watch and spotted the pair returning to the scene, according to a report from theft, three counts of trespassing 16-year-old female companion was also charged but not turned According to the report Pitts reported a theft from his Joe Keathley, stayed on the property to keep an eye out in a large white male and young white female throwing He led the deputy to where the stolen goods had been six aluminum rims and tries, along with a transmission Because Carroll was on state probation at the time of Driver arrested for meth possession Blountstown Police Dept. Accidents...............01 .................26 Special details Business alarms Residential alarms..........01 Complaints..............................................................44

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCESaturday, Dec. 8at 6:30 p.m. Line up 5 p.m. best overall entry and best use of lights Each entry MUST have lights as part of decoration. For more information, please contactMichael Wright at 570-4502 or Mitch Willis at 643-1650LIGHTS OF LIBERTY *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experienceTNTCollision CENTERTOBY GARNETT, OWNER FREE ESTIMATES CLJ NEWS.CO MVeterans Memorial Park is an outstanding park for Liberty County residents, as well as the many visitors who come for ball games, picnics and to ride the trains. T he extensive vandalism which has taken place at the Park recently is destroying what others have enjoyed. Why? Vandalism is crime and crime hurts everyone! Unreported crime hurts more. Big Bend Crime Stoppers will pay cash rewards up to $1,000 for reporting tips which relate to this vandalism. Call Crime Stoppers at 574-TIPS (8477) or 1-888of the Attorney General, Crime Stoppers T rust Fund. All you have to do is call.Cash rewards up to $1,000 offered for info on vandalism at Veterans ParkFloridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent in October 2012, down 0.2 percentage point from September and the lowest rate since December 2008. There were 790,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,342,000. The October 2012 rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the year ago rate of 10.2 percent. The U.S. unemploy ment rate was 7.9 percent in October. The unemployment rate for the Chipola Workforce Region (Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties) was 7.0 percent in October. This was 1.5 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate and 0.6 percentage points lower than September 2012. ---UNEMPLOYMENT RA TES ---Oct-12 Sept-12 Oct-11 Liberty.................6.2 6.8 7.9 Calhoun...............7.5 8.0 8.9 Holmes.................6.6 7.3 7.8 Jackson.................6.5 7.1 7.9 Washington...........7.5 7.6 8.5 Chipola Region.....7.0 7.6 8.5Unemployment ratesFour people sustained non-life threatening injuries in a three-car accident Thursday night in Blountstown on SR 71 near Hayes Subdivision Road. Eight people were traveling in the vehicles; four spent the rest of their Thanksgiving holiday with a trip to the emergency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. all the vehicles on the shoulder of the road and blocking the southbound lane. According to witnesses, a northbound black fourdoor Nissan pulled onto the east shoulder of the road, attempted to make a U-turn and pulled into the path of a black Toyota traveling south on SR 71. The Nissan hit the right rear door of the Toyota, causing moderate damage to both vehicles. The vehicles stopped and the drivers were getting out when a southbound beige four-door Chevrolet approached and collided with the rear of the Toyota, pushing both vehicles onto the west shoulder. The crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

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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 RoadLocated at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Deven Lewis......Production Asssistant Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-FTHE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 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! 5,294 Wednesday, November 28 Monday, December 3 Tuesday, December 4 Sunday, December 2 Saturday, December 1 Thursday November 29 Friday, November 30TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha VFD AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 2 p.m., Ag. Bldg., 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge in Btown 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant 7-8 p.m., Grace Unt. Methodist Church, HosfordTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 5-8 p.m. (CT), WT Neal Civic Center, Btown 7 p.m., Field HouseTODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jailTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County CourthouseState Semi-Final Football Game LCHS Dawgs vs. Northview Chiefs Home at 7:30 p.m. (ET) ADMISSION A T G A TE $9 Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday Legion Post 272, meets 2 p.m., Legion Hall in BlountstownBIRTHDAY Stephanie Duggar Calhoun County Christmas ParadeAltha 1 p.m. Btown 5 p.m. theme Santas Workshop Christmas on the SquareMagnolia Pk. Blountstown Moonlight Market Blountstown 5-8 p.m. (CT)North Pear Street DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING Magnolia SquareJINGLE BELL RUNRegistration at 5 p.m. Run begins at 6 p.m.Blountstown Middle School PIONEER Plates $5 adults $3 kids 7-10 a.m.There will be a Calhoun County Dixie Youth Baseball League meeting to elect Moonlight Market planned Nov. 30 in BlountstownGrand Ridge plans Christmas Classic December 20-22 nament will showcase nine high school For more information about the tour nament or for information about becomLearn to dance at the new 4-H club Dec. 10 Breakfast with Santa Dec. 1 at Settlement Calhoun Dixie youth league meets Nov. 29 Senior Singles Gathering TURKEY SHOOT CANDLELIGHT CONCERT Blountstown Community Christmas NEWS FROM THE PEWSThe Nutcrackertoday at 3 p.m., Veterans Civic Center, Bristol

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTSACCEPTING NEW PA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DENTURE LAB ON PREMISESSame-Day Service on R epairs & R elinesBristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD We're your one-stopTIRE SHOP! "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" CITY TIRE CO. MV5496BFGG O O D Y E A RDUNLOP Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. # CMC1249570 (850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chipola Winter Wonderland Express train rides start Dec. 8 in BristolBRISTOL Veterans Memorial Railroad, Inc., announces the Ninth Annual Winter Wonderland Express two-foot gauge train rides at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol. The Grand Opening is Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. (ET), following the Lights of Liberty Christmas Parade. Additional nights will be Saturday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22. trains will be scheduled for this event, including steam engine in operation in the State of Florida. On Friday, Dec. 21, only two trains will be featured (the Red/White/Blue and No. 59 a beauti ful steam replica). All three trains will depart from the Bristol Depot located behind the Civic Center in Veterans Memorial Park on Highway 12 South (1/2 mile pot at 6:30 p.m. The ride is 1.5 miles around the park to view the multitude of lights and various scenes, including two live scenes The Nativity and Santas Work Shop. Local churches participate in both live scenes and local businesses and other volunteers assist with decorating throughout the park. Tickets are $4 per person for the Red/White/ engine, The Crown free). This is a fundraiser for Veterans Memorial Rail enjoy sharing their love of trains with families throughout the area. All funds are used for the operation and maintenance of the trains and track. We are hoping Santa Claus will bring us a sleigh full of railroad ties for our continuing railroad maintenance program. For information, call 643-6646 or 643-5491. To view the trains and depot, please visit our web site: veteransmemorialrailroad.org. BLOUNTSTOWN The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown Florida will present their annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration, Sight, Sound, & Smells of Christmas on Satur day, Dec. 1. Walk back in time and experience a Christmas from long ago. Join your friends and neighbors at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. following the Blountstown Christmas parade. There will be hot chocolate, coffee, stew, hamburgers, hotdogs and other warm food items available for a donation. Events include: Hay rides Puppet Shows, Story telling, Marshmallow roast and Acapella Christmas Car ols. Christmas treats will be served in the Yon House and the Wells Cabin. Stroll through the decorat ed buildings and enjoy a Florida Christmas as your ancestors once did. Admission for the general public is $3. Member admission is $2, cost is $2 for ages six-12 and those The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about one mile west of the intersection of SR 71 and SR 20. Follow SR 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindys Fried Chicken, Silas Green St. (between 18th & 20th St.). Follow the signs. For more information, contact the Settlement at (850) 674-2777. For further directions and information on the historic buildings at the Settlement go to: www. panhandlepioneer.org.Old-fashioned Christmas celebration to be held on Dec. 1 at Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 ...your full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 email at bethseubanks41@fairpoint.net Tupperware FOR THE HOLIDAYS CALL BETH EUBANKSThe Heritage Room and Courtyard at the Blountstown Public Library will host From Country & Western Soul to Handwoven Creations on Saturday, Dec. 8. This free Arts Series program features Faye Tucker Smith, a wonderful lady who is passionate about music and in her heyday was described in Billboard Magazine as a Country Spotlight. In 1963 she moved from Orlando to Nashville and became familiar with the recording industry. On the jacket Tucker is the latest entry in the Nashville sweepstakes for top girl country singer. She will tell her Journey Story that leads, in 1963, to our neck of the woods. We will listen to hits recorded from the early days as she tells of the smartly arranged instrumentation. Some of us will be humming along! After an intermission with light refreshments the audience will move outside so be sure to dress appropriately. Anna Layton will take us down her path about the textile industry when she worked as a designer for a large mill in New England. I learned to handweave on a loom when I moved to that part of the country and ended up getting sheep and weaving their wool into yarn, she said. Then a shift of position took her to where fabrics were woven on fast electric looms and yarn was made on a mil lion dollar machine. She now enjoys will demonstrate how she goes about it. The Blountstown Public Library announces a new art exhibit by Tom Stratton entitled Toms World. The show of six selected pastel renderings from his collection are on display throughout the holidays and we invite you to come take a look! Tom is a resident of Gadsden County and has 38 years experience He got his start in the automotive arena sign artist. In his midthirties he began working in pastels doing inspirational portraits and charac ter studies. Tom is currently working in acrylics producing dynamic dream like images of other worlds and their possibilities. His main theme is one of upliftment and inspiration. In the new year we plan to have him onboard teaching introductory colored pencil drawing classes so stay tuned! For more information, call Anna Layton, Cultural Arts Coordinator, Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 674-8773, ext. 22. LIBRARY NOTES Former country singer, textile designer to be featuredin Blountstown Library Arts Series Saturday, Dec. 8Gadsden Co. artists work to be on display through the holidays

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birthdaysNOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 HOME OF THE ALL-U-CAN-EA T MENU(850) 670-8441Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant Friday Night $2 Long Neck Beer FRIDAY SUNDAYSnow Crab ClawsLUNCH BUFFET Seafood Platter OPEN Call George Ross or T im Flanders at(850) 674-2482 or (850) 447-0898Licensed ~~ BLOUNTSTOWN ~~ Insured *Air Condition *Furnaces *Water Heaters *Electrical *Refrigerators *Rubber Roofs *Hitches *Awnings *Slide-out Repair *Floor Repair RV COLLISION CENTER Big River RV Cataracts? Lee Mullis M.D. Smart Lenses SM Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation Mullis Eye Institute 1600 Jenks Ave., Panama City(850)763-6666 The family of Roman Wood invites all family and friends to join them as they celebrate his retirement from the Calhoun of service to our community. neer Settlement Club House.Retirement celebration for Roman Wood Friday LEE WEBB HAYDEN WINDHAM ANN MARIE BROWN P AUL EUBANKS MARKS 95th YEAR BROOKE LIBBY retirementThe Nutcracker planned Dec. 2 at V eterans Civic Center in Bristol Veterans Memorial Civic been cast in the lead role of Clara. Gainesville. and the ladies of our Hayes for a very Thank you, Terry and Linda Sanders Note of thanks

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 CHIPOLA LAWBAR B ARA JEAN THRONE AND MARGIE MASONJoin us at our new location, the Yellow House on Main StreetSaturday, Dec. 1from 4-6 p.m. (CT) Join us and watch the Christmas Parade Q: Does diet have any effect on acne? A: Whether or not diet might affect development or treatment of acne is controversial, with few wellcontrolled studies on which to base answers. The latest evidence suggests if you have no family history of acne, dietary habits (even high fat consumption or chocolate) are not linked to acne. However, some evidence now suggests that for people with a family history of acne eating habits could affect hormones and growth factors in ways that promote acne. The strongest evidence suggests a link to diets high in glycemic load meaning lots of sugars bread. This kind of eating pattern tends to be low in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and is not healthy, so cutting down on sweets and rehealth whether or not it helps acne. Evidence is less clear whether high consumption of dairy products increases development of acne in some people. If you are considering a trial of avoiding or severely limiting dairy foods to see if your acne improves, take special care to include meet calcium needs, since this mineral is important to bone health. For women and teenage girls whose acne is related to polycystic ovarian syndrome, weight loss, moderate physical activity and a healthy diet high whole grains may help. Q: Is bottled ready-to-drink tea as high in antioxidants as the tea I brew at home? A: No, bottled tea is much lower in the polyphenol compounds that give black and green tea their antioxidant power. Commercial teas do seem to vary somewhat, but even those reportedly highest in polyphenols, and the compound called EGCG in par ticular, dont contain anywhere near the amounts documented in standard brewed tea. The unsweetened ver sions are still excellent zero-calorie alternatives to sugar-laden soft drinks when you are not able to brew your own. However, brewing tea at home is both less expensive and higher in antioxidant polyphenols. Although population studies show inconsistent evidence for tea reducing cancer risk, laboratory research suggests polyphenol compounds may act through pathways other than as antioxidants to reduce development of cancer, though more research is needed. Brew up a pitcher and refrigerate to have a cool zero-calorie drink handy on hot summer days. Heres how: for concentrate, bring one quart of cold water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add 8-10 teabags for each quart of brewed iced tea. Steep 3-5 minutes. To serve, add to cold water and/or ice cubes. If it seems too hot even to boil water, you can brew tea overnight in the refrigerator by steeping a few tea bags in a pitcher of cold water. Q: Are biscotti as low-calorie as they seem? A: Double baking makes biscotti dry so although they seem low-fat and low-calorie, most are not. They contain enough butter or oil to make a one-ounce biscotti contain about 130 calories, with four to seven grams of fat and six to twelve grams of sugar (1.5 to 3 teaspoons). Thats essentially the same as having one serving of a popular sandwich cookie (two or three), although biscotti have a lower sugar content. Health Talkby Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDNAMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Blountstown Drugs 20370 Central Ave W BLOUNTSTOWN Saturday, Dec. 8Packages start at............$995Let us print your Christmas cards today!$995 FROM 8 A.M. T O 1 P.M. Order your 2013 Calendars20 cards for A CommunityThanksgivingDothan and Houston Co. history bookDOTHAN Dothan and Houston County: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which chronicles the areas past, present and future, is the perfect gift for anyone who has an interest in local history. Autographed copies of this large for mat, hardcover, color volume is available at Landmark Park and at www.landmarkpark. com for $39.95. This book is the fourth in a series, published by Beers and Associates. A bountiful meal of homecooked specialties combined with plenty of good company made Wednesdays day before Thanksgiving gathering a special time for folks in Liberty Coun ty. Volunteers and community members shared a Thanksgiv ing meal at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 COMMENTARY Late Night LAUGHSA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. Street America. The scal cliffReally?CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS The kid on the show Two and a Half just gave an interview where he called the show values. Then he cashed a check for one million dollars. DA VID LETTERMAN and Just For Men. JIMMY F ALLON age? BILL MAHER ties.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 COMMENTARY Pre-New Y ears PREDICTIONSWASHINGTON Momentous events are at hand and here is a sampling. FISCAL CLIFF: This is a non-news story. It will not happen. Patch-work legislation will kick the issue over to next year. STOCK MARKET : We expect it to take off, fueled by falling unemployment, the best holiday retail season since the beginning of the Great Recession of 2008 and the conof all it will be housing-driven as the industry moves from an overbuilt market to an underbuilt market. When the general economy was in recession, the housing business was in depression in 2008-2010 as new home construction collapsed, creating the current lack of residential inventory. T AXES: The income tax system is broken beyond repair. tax on the incomes of one percent of the population. It was billionaires who get richer and richer even when the typimore people to be dropped from the tax rolls with the difference being made up by increased taxes on the super rich. Also, a carbon tax primarily levied on oil and coal is a real possibility. ENTITLEMENTS: The Medicare tax affects all income, but the much larger Social Security tax is only assessed on the highest tax paid by middle and low income workers. And because the monies from it are disbursed to current retirees, it should be a general obligation paid by all workers. So look for the income ceiling of this most inequitable of taxes to be eliminated. Also, because people live longer, healthier lives than when Social Security was passed in 1935 and Medicare was passed in 1965, the qualifying ages for these entitlements are certain to rise, probably to DEFENSE: America established a defensive ring around the Soviet Union during the Cold War and today we are in War II was primarily an Army show in Europe and a Navy to give more weight to the Navy as more and more bases SOCIETY: Same-sex marriage will continue to be passed by increasing numbers of state legislatures. And as direct result of the Gen. David Petraeus affair, private behavior between consenting adults will no longer be a governmental concern unless an individual wields chain-of-command or other power over another person. SUPREME COUR T : Conservative Judges Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy will be 80 in 2016 and neither of them is likely to resign because they will not want Pres. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., served until he was 90) but should they have? Only a constitutional amendment can escause the current court has seemingly valued ideology over tory age limit amendment. WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift

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by Richard Williams and Michael DeVuyst, Journal sports writersLiberty Countys defense kept the Blountstown Tigers from taking advantage of early Bulldog miscues while the Tiger defense allowed two long scoring drives in a 14-7 Liberty County win over Blountstown on Nov. 23 in Bristol. The win secured the Class A, Region 2 Championship for the Bulldogs and marked Libertys second win over Blountstown this season. quarter scoring threats by the Tigers. Blountstown received the opening kickoff and was forced to punt after three plays. The punt bounced into a Liberty Bulldog 25-yard line. Blountstown ran seven plays to get down to the seven-yard line and elected to attempt a 24-yard The Tiger defense forced Liberty to punt and a heavy rush forced a rushed punt that was downed at the LCHS 45-yard line. The Tigers moved the ball to the Liberty 26 but Alex Marlowe intercepted a Hunter Jordan pass in the end zone to stop the Blountstown drive. Libertys offense then took over on the BHS 20-yard line and put together a 16-play 80-yard drive, eating up seven one-yard run by Harold Armstrong with 7:03 remaining in Liberty the 7-0 lead. Liberty County fumbled the ball away with 2:12 remainTiger punt to preserve the 7-0 Liberty lead at the half. Both teams traded punts to open the second half. The Tiger punt almost ended in disaster for Liberty County. The ball appeared to hit the Bulldog punt returner and a pack of Tigers squirted harmlessly into the end zone for a touchback. Tiger Head Coach Greg Jordan said Blountstowns inabil ity to convert Liberty mistakes into points cost his team. We were not able to get any points off of three Bulldog miscues, Jordan said. We recovered a muffed punt on our the ball. He continued, The biggest mistake on our part was not recovering the muffed punt midway through the third quarter. We had a chance to recover the ball on their one-yard line but the ball squirted into the end zone for a touchback. Liberty keeps possession and scores on that drive. Thats a 14-point swing and the difference in the ball game. LCHS Head Coach Grant Grantham liked the strong play of his defense that kept the Tigers off the board until late in the game. Our defense really stood tall and shut them out early when they had opportunities to score, Grantham said. A lot of our his best game ever as a Liberty County Bulldog, and then you have others like Jacob Phinney, Chance Peterson, and Teryal Jenkins that made plays for us when we really needed them. He continued, I really thought our ability to put together long clock-killing drives also made a big difference because we got points from two of them and we kept their offense off One of those clock-killing drives came after the punt that shot into the end zone. This time the Bulldogs went 80 yards on 13 plays. The big play on the drive was a 30-yard pass Marlowe was streaking down the home sideline and the ball was thrown about four yards inside the route Marlowe was running and into a group of three Tiger defenders. As one defender waited on the ball to arrive with his arms outstretched, Marlowe cut inside and made a leaping grab ending in a tack of the drive was another Armstrong run, this time from eight yards out. Espinozas extra point extended the Liberty lead to 14-0 with 1:51 to play in the third quarter. The Tigers were able to move the ball on their next possession and got down to the Bulldog 27-yard line. Once again the Bulldog defense stiffened and a fourth and three pass fell incomplete in the end zone giving the Bulldogs the ball back on downs with 8:31 remaining in the game. A 20-yard run by Marlowe and a Tiger penalty helped LCHS move the ball to the Tiger 24. Liberty was unable to convert pass attempts on third and fourth down and the Tigers took over on offense with 4:12 left in the game. As the Bulldogs appeared to give more cushion in the secondary, the Tigers threw the ball on nine of eleven plays as they marched to their only score of the night. Blountstown converted one fourth down play on the drive before Hunter Jordan hit Alex Mayorga on a screen pass that covered 11 yards for a touchdown. The extra point by Bennett was good, but only 26.5 seconds remained in the game. Liberty recovered the onside kick and needed just one snap to run out the clock and get the 14-7 victory to advance to the Class A state 117 yards and one interception. Bulldog quarterback Watson was three of nine for 55 yards with no interceptions. Marlowe led the Bulldogs with one catch for 30 yards and 12 carries for 54 yards. Javakiel Brigham and Jordan both rushed for 33 yards on 11 carries for Blountstown. On defense Anthony Wyrick had 17 tackles and Corin Peterson had 12. Michael Robinson led Liberty with 14 tack les. Class A, Region 1 champion Northview. Liberty comes into Grantham said it is great to have won the regional title, but added his team has an opportunity to do more. you know everyone has earned the right to keep playing, so we know it is going to be a tough ball game, Grantham said. team brings their best game we can keep playing. Northview presents a lot of challenges to us, but I think we do the same for them.Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 LCHS & BHS FOOTBALLBulldogs prepare for game tickets will be $9 at 7:30 p.m. (ET). The Bulldogs will be hosting the NorthSeries passes will be honored. The rules for admission and the no authority to alter these guidelines. at the high school to help eliminate standing in line.Liberty claims Region 2 Championship with 14-7 victory over Blountstown Libertys Dustin Watson (#6) looks for an opening to throw the ball. ABOVE: Bulldog Blake Prescott (#70) waits for the signal to snap the ball to Dustin Watson (#6) at the beginning of the play. RIGHT: Liber tys Harold Armstong (#34) hits Tiger quarterback Hunter Jordan (#14) as he releases a pass. BELOW LEFT: Blountstowns Dewayne Larramore (#55) crawls across Libertys Hunter Jaikin (#71) towards the football. Larramore recovered the fumble, but the Tigers failed to take advantage of the turnover. BELOW RIGHT: Libertys Ben Beckwith (#10) tackles Blountstowns Javakiel Brigham (#24). Photos by Tony Shoemake and Daniel WilliamsABOVE: Bulldogs Ryan Reisglu (#18), Micheal Robinson (#22) and Landon Bruffett (#3) sandwich-tackle Blountstowns Alex Mayorga (#22) as he hangs on to the ball. ABOVE: Javakiel Brigham (#24), Jay Williams (#51) and Hunter Jordan (#14) represent Blountstown as they move to with the Bulldogs for the coin toss. RIGHT: BHS quarterback Hunter Jordan (#14) hands off to Alex Mayorga (#22). BELOW: Libertys Alex Marlowe (#5) is tackled by two Tigers as the Bulldog blockers watch from the ground. ABOVE: Bulldog Alex Marlowe (#5) tries to move past Blountstowns Dewayne Larramore (#55). BELOW: Libertys Micheal Robinson (#22) and Chase Taylor (#53) turn to the home crowd and celebrate after Liberty won the Class A, Region 2 champion ship.

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*Wednesday, Nov. 28 FCCLA Winter Council. Seventh grade Talent Search and JazzMaTazz at Chipola College. *Thursday, Nov. 29 JV/V Basketball at Cottondale from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. *Friday, Nov. 30 FCA Breakfast at Altha FBC hosted by Poplar Head at 7 a.m. STEM Regional Forum *Monday, Dec. 3 Fall Sports Banquet at 6 p.m. *Tuesday, Dec. 4 JV/V Basketball vs. Poplar Springs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Altha Calendar of Events Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 HOSFORD SCHOOL FIRST NINE WEEK HONOR ROLL AL THA SCHOOL FIRST NINE WEEK HONOR ROLL LCHS seniors offering gift wrapping Dec. 3-20The LCHS Seniors will be offering Gift Wrapping to the community to assist with the cost of the 2012-13 Senior trip beginning Monday, Dec. 3-20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the LCHS Library. The cost for this ser vice will be: $1 small, $3 medium (shirtbox) and $5 large. Any donations are welcomed and appreciated.Althas Kids of Character for Oct.Principal Ladona Kelley proudly announces Altha Schools Kids of Character for the month of Oct. demonstrating the character trait of Patience. FRONT ROW from left: Madison Baez, McKinli Johnson, P.J. William Truax and Rachel Smith. SECOND ROW : Ashley Feldman, Dustin Branch, Emmaleigh Presley and Autumn Nichols. THIRD ROW : Lane Edenfield, Jacob N ichols, Cain Dykes, Dakota Recker and Joseph Moore. Wildcats begin basketball seasonThe Altha Wildcats opened their 2012-13 regular season by hosting the Ponce de Leon Pirates. The Junior Varsity Wildcats held a 19-17 point at the end of the third quarter. But they saw that lead slip away in the fourth quarter as the Pirates pulled out a 32-24 victory. Johnny Aaron and Sawyer OBryan were coleading scorers for Altha, each scoring 7 points. The Varsity Wildcats quarter lead and never looked back on their way to a 66-31 1A District 3 win. Wildcat Kent Rogers led all scorers with 29 points, including two three-pointers. Justin Waldroff pumped in 17 points, including a three-pointer and he was a perfect 10for-10 from the free throw line. Zack Morris was good for 13 points. seniors on the team this year. They are Alex Platts, Jae Fielder, Corey Barton, Ryan Wood and Justin Waldroff.ALTHA SCHOOL continued on page 15 *Wednesday, Nov. 28 Girls Basketball vs. Bay HavenHome at 1:30 p.m. and then FCA Huddle during both lunches. *Thursday, Nov. 29 Boys Basketball vs. MariannaHome at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. *Thursday, Nov. 30 Final Science Fair Paper Due, Girls Basketball vs. West Gadsden-Away at 3:30 p.m. Boys Basketball vs. West GadsdenAway at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.BES Calendar of Events

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FCCLA District one meeting was held November 16 in Marianna. Altha had 14 members attending. Carr had 10 members attending. er. ation assisted Brason English, State President-Elect, in NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 Listen to Steven Seay and Glenn Millers play by play of the State ball game with Liberty High School Bulldogs as they play Northview High School Chiefs in Bristol Friday night Nov. 30 on K102.7 at 6:30 p.m. (CT). Also you can catch all the game action after Swap Shop Saturday, Dec. 1 with Michael Wahlquist and Jay Taylor.RADIO FOOTBALL ON WYBT AND WPHKListen to football on WYBT and WPHK. This week.. Fine Jewelry & Gifts The Diamond Corner Weve got the perfect gift for your family and friends. Pea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417SCHOOL LUNCHMENUNov. 2 Dec. 4Laban Bontrager, DMD, Monica Bontrager, DMD Bristol Dental Clinic* Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal, whole wheat buttered toast and juice. CALHOUN LIBERTY MENUS SPONSORED BY: Liberty Post & Barn Pole Inc.DEMPSEY BARRON ROAD, BRISTOL (OFF HWY 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995WE'VE GOT THE FENCE POSTS T O MEET YOUR NEEDS.Altha and Carr attend FCCLA Dist. meeting Nov. 16 Pictured above are the Altha members who attended the District 1 FCCLA meeting. BELOW LEFT: Carr School students attending the district meeting. RIGHT: The Yon, Megan Mantecon, Collin Mears and Emily Sewell. Blountstown FBLA plans blood drive December 3blood donor. High School.

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Page 16 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012Two Hosford classes win Peanut Butter challenge the Panhandle held a Peanut Butter WHY PEANUT BUTTER? Chipola Workforce Board seeks nominations for board of directors Covenant Hospice offers training for new volunteers Nov. 29 in Marianna CB Radios Stereos Step Bars Brush Guards Winches And More Dish Network and Custom Home Theatre Custom ConceptsHwy. 20 across from Calhoun Courthouse Bloun OWNER MATHEW LAYFIE L D Let us outfit your truck today! Call Today Carters LawEnforcement SupplySALERechargeable Flashlights Nurses ScrubsDC Jackets and Caps GLOVES Cold Weather Kevlar Lined Shooting & many more styles Selection of KNIVESMetal Detectors Nurses Shoes25% OFF and so much more BELOW ONLY SUBSCRIPTION FORMThe Calhoun-Liberty Journal, P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321Name_______________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________ Phone_____________________ Email ____________________GIVE A SUBSCRIPTION T O THE CALHOUN-LIBERTYJOURNAL

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 OBITUARIES 674-5449 or 643-5410Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart. I am never without it, anywhere I go, my friend. Id give anything to talk to you again and celebrate your 30th birthday with you. Lifes just not the same without my sister and best friend by my side. I cant wait till the day I can see your smiling face again. In Loving Memory ofRAMSEY LAYNE BR OWNNovember 29, 1982 ~ July 30, 2012We Love You and Miss You So Much! Krista & TaylorJAMES B. OBRYAN CRAWFORDVILLE James B. O Bryan, 91, of Crawfordville, passed away W ednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 in Tallahassee. He was born in Altha July 4, 1921 to Roy and Della (Thomas) OBryan. He lived in Altha before moving to Crawfordville in the 60s and was retired from the Florida Division of Forestry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Della (Thomas) OBryan; his wife, Janet E. (Leber) OBryan and one brother, Elmer OBryan. Survivors include his long term caregiver, Stacy Brown Larman of Panacea; one brother, J.A. OBryan and his wife, Marilyn of Bristol; one sister, D oris Stewart and her husband, Percy of Bristol, several nieces and nephews and other extended family. Family received friends Saturday, Nov. 24. Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 25 at Sunny Hill Cemetery near Altha. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. NELMER M. HALLFORD AL THANelmer M. Hallford, 83, of Altha, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in Panama City. She was born near Youngstown Aug. 12, 1929 to the late W illiam Ervin and Annie Lou (Sapp) McClain. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Living Spirit Community Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, W illiam and Annie Lou McClain; her husband, Leroy Joseph Hallford and one grandson, Ronald Lee Hallford. Survivors include one son, Roy Lee Hallford and his wife, Rose of Altha; one daughter, Dorothy Adkins and her husband, Ivey of Altha; two brothers, L yndall McClain and his wife, Sonya of A ltha and Collivee McClain and his wife, Joan of Apalachicola; one sister, Lorine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends W ednesday, Nov. 28 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home followed by a procession to the cemetery. Graveside services will be held W ednesday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. at Carver Cemetery with Reverend David Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com. EARL B. BURKE HOSFORD Earl B. Burke, 74, of Hosford, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 in Tallahassee. He was a retired lineman and a member of the Crusader Restoration Ministries in Bristol. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Delois W atts Burke of Hosford; four sons, Richard, Douglas, Dewayne and his wife, Binky and Darrell Burke and his companion, Renae, all of Hosford; one daughter, Angela Burke of Carrabelle, one sister, Faye Nell Samanie and her husband, Lawrence of Hosford; one brother, Melvin Burke of Hosford, 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Services will be held W ednesday, Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. at W esleyan Community Center in Hosford. Interment will follow in Sanders Cemetery. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. HAL DUNCAN FLETCHER, SR. GREENSBOROHal D uncan F letcher, Sr., 92, of Greensboro, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at home. He was born November 4, 1920 in Greensboro. He was one of eight children of Thomas Bertelle Fletcher and Mary Elvira Hentz Fletcher. After graduating from Greensboro High School, he attended the University of Florida where he was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma academic excellence fraternity. He was a stockholder in and co-manager of Fletcher Company from 1939 to 1951. He was the owner of Fletcher Ford Tractor Company from 1951 until he retired in 1988. He was also a shade tobacco farmer. He was an avid outdoorsman; loved turkey hunting, bird many of these traditions on to his sons and grandchildren. He established a scholarship at Auburn University in memory of one of the Ford Tractor Company executives. He was a member of Highland Hunt Club, Sawano Club and Gadsden Country Club. He was also a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was most proud and instrumental in ensuring that each of his seven children obtained a college degree. Suber F letcher; oldest daughter, Kay F letcher Kincaid; one brother, Edward Fletcher; twin brother, Howard Fletcher; one sister, Louise Fletcher Eyster. Survivors include his wife of almost 64 years, Jean Gard Fletcher; seven children, Hal Duncan Fletcher, Jr. and his wife, Carole, Mary Fletcher Meloni and her husband, Alberto, Taylor Gard Fletcher and his wife, Elizabeth, Thomas Bertelle Fletcher, III and his wife, Denise, David Mark Fletcher and his wife, Martha and Jean Milicent Fletcher; three brothers, Dr. T. Bert Fletcher, Jr., Dr. John Fletcher, Sr., Max Fletcher, Sr.; one sister, Dr. Helen Fletcher Sams, 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services in the church parlor. Services will be held W ednesday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy. Charles McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. The family wants to thank Big Bend Hospice, Hattie Harper, Thelma Rittman and Hilda Garcia for the wonderful care given during his illness. In Centenary United Methodist Church, Big Bend Hospice, or the charity of your choice. COLLIS RANDALL RANDY TREVISONE BLOUNTST OWNCollis R andall R andy Trevisone, 50, of Blountstown, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of Blountstown and was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nora Dorch Pierce and one sister, Crystal Scott. Survivors include father, Ralph H. Trevisone of V aldosta, GA; his stepfather, Carl Hallopeter and his wife, Mary L. Hughes; two brothers, Michael Eric Pierce of Clarksville and Stephen Joseph Pierce of Scotts Ferry; several nieces and nephews, Aaron, Ambria, Megan Julian, Gabriel, Edan, Christian and Ashton Pierce and Sean Scott and other extended family. Family will receive friends W ednesday, Nov. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com. PATRICIA ANN POSEY BRIST OLPatricia Ann Posey, 71, of Bristol, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in Blountstown. She was born September 23, 1941 in Madison County, AL and had lived in Bristol for the past 10 years, coming from St. Petersburg. She was a retired sales clerk with Dollar General in Bristol. She was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Posey of Bristol, Denise and Gwendolyn Stewart, both of New York; one son, W illiam Lem Posey of Cannon, P A; three sisters, Margie Kendrick of Huntsville, AL and Debbie Sisk and Toni LaV ine, both of Hazel Green, AL and three grandchildren. Memorial services are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Peavy Funeral Home. Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. 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. T elephone (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& Crematory WHA T BETTER TRIBUTE CAN THERE BE? EAST GADSDEN UNIT P.O. Box 563, Quincy 32353Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society.

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 Syrup Making Time at the settle mentABOVE: Kids play in the stalks of sugar cane. RIGHT: Some product shown in the syrup house. Sugar Cane Syrup Making Day is one of the many ways folks at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement keep old traditions alive, training volunteers to take the ingredients through the process to create a delicious homemade treat en joyed for generations. Visitors were able to watch the process this past Saturday and those who came early enough were treated to a little breakfast with their cane syrup. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 After commissioners voted to take away the county administrator title, OBryan walked to the podium to speak. I dont care what yall call me. I really dont care He reminded them, Whatever you do, you still assistant county administrator in place. So what does had left him disillusioned. The reason I was ever even involved in all this stuff decision was made. I want to make sure the people we take action at a workshop; if they planned to make a as well. OBryans response prompted a few smiles. My love Flowers replied, Im hated often, too...dont feel In the interim, the county administrators duties have OTHER ACTION TAKENIn other action at the Nov. 20 regular meeting of the Calhoun County Commission: SONNY OBR YANcontinued from the front page Woodworkers, tinkers and collec tors found plenty to look over as an array of tools and hardware were spread out on white tablecloths and displayed in glass cases at the Nov. 17 tool show held in the Frink Gym at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. At top, a sign on a table offers a selection of free tools in the Pioneer Settlement.DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 WE SELL GUNSnapaonline.comBUY SELL & TRADE WITH AN AD IN THE JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS. Mens, ladies and childrens clothes. Many items for the home. New items arriving daily. Everyone is invited to shop at the CalhounLiberty Ministry Center store on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown. Phone 674-1818. UFN ELECTRONICSComputer, keyboard, printer and accessories, $250. Call 379-8075.11-21, 11-28V erizon Blackberry Storm phone, touch screen, new condition, $100. Call 674-1344. 11-21, 11-28 FURNITUREChest with 4 drawers, $35. Call 237-2644. 11-21, 11-28Bunk beds, make offer. Call 6743264. 11-21, 11-28Antique wardrobe. Needs mirror & one coffee table, all solid wood, $100. Glass coffee table, $20. Solid wood corner table, $35. Call 6749161. 11-21, 11-28Pink Boppie musical chair for infant, $15. Small white crib with extra mattress, $20. Blue play yard, $15. W ooden crib/play yard, $25. Girls Winnie the Pooh walker, $15. Call 674-9161. 11-21, 11-28Large dresser brown, $50. Call 674-1344. 11-21, 11-28Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFN APPLIANCESGas dryer, $75. Gas hot water heater, $75. Call 674-1344. 11-21, 11-28Kenmore washing machine, brand new, $300. Call 674-1344. 11-21, 11-28 TRUCKS2 008 Dodge Ram pickup, V6, 123,000 miles, metallic red, $10,500 11-21, 11-28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. ITEMS FOR SALEChristmas ornaments, never used items, cross & angel ornaments, very cheap. Call 643-2060. 11-28, 12-5Smoker, 12 gallon on a trailer, $700 OBO. Call 557-2638. 11-28, 12-5Marcy weight bench WM367, brand new with 45 lbs. in weights. Call 320-4911. 11-28, 12-5Elliptical exercise machine, $75 OBO. Call 447-4512. 11-28, 12-5Georgia boots, kids size 2, great condition, $45. Elliptical machine, $40. Call 643-7705. 11-28, 12-5Xbox games, three, $7 each. Xbox 360 game $7 each. Controller $10. Call 643-7705. 11-28, 12-5Mens clothes, all items new and never worn, mens W rangler Jeans 36x32, long sleeve dress shirts, size 16/32/33. Short sleeve dress shirt size 15 1/2. Three mens v-neck tshirts, size medium. All $25 OBO. (850) 580-3335. 11-28, 12-5Wheelchair lift for sliding door van, $200. Call Ron at (850) 774-6666.11-28, 12-5Two computer games, $40 each. Call 674-3264. 11-28, 12-5PSP games, PSII games, $5 each. Will sell all at once or individually. W edding dress, size 18-20, full length, $65. Call 237-2644. 11-21, 11-28Antique bottles of all kinds. For more information, call (850) 6701102. 11-21, 11-28Coin collection book: quarters (2 Barber, 3 W ashington); dimes (6 Barber, 9 Mercury, 4 Roosevelt); nickels (84 Liberty Head, 32 Buffalo, 30 Jefferson, 11 W ar 42-45) and pennies (77 Indian Head), $475 OBO. Call 674-6242. 11-21, 11-28Treadmill, $100. Call 447-1542.11-21, 11-28Little girl dresses, sizes 7-10, from 3 to 8 dollars each. Call 643-2458. 11-21, 11-28Shower, 6.6x36x36 with faucet, $120. Call 762-3455. 11-21, 11-28 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 BD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN 2000 Dodge pickup truck, green, 180,000 miles. Call (850) 5758194. 11-21, 11-28 CARS1991 Ford Contour, 2 liter, 4 cyl. engine, automatic, cold AC, silver, power windows/doors, very clean, 108,000 miles, $3,500 OBO. Call 643-6495. 11-28, 12-5 VEHICLE ACCESSORIESMichelin XLT tires, 255x70x16, good condition, no cracks or damage, good tread with minor wear on edges. Four tires for $120. Call 674-8385. 11-21, 11-28Tires, set of 4, P225 R60-16, new, in great condition, $100. Call 6433210. 11-21, 11-28Fiberglass camper shell, S10 pickup. At Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFNUsed tires: four tubeless radials size P225/50R17935 at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFN HUNTING/FISHINGClimbing tree stand with rope, like new, $100 OBO. Call 643-2226.11-28, 12-5 Tri-Land Inc. Broker(813) 253-3258 10 to 15 ACRE TRACTSFrom $600 downOWNER FINANCINGNO QUALIFYING OPEN NOWUP ick Tomatoes & Peppers JACKSON FARMS IN GRAND RIDGE(850) 592-5579 Bring Your Own Bucket! WANTED: REAL ESTATE Will buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 For Rent in BLOUNTSTOWN Call 674-1000 or 674-1706 Nice Apartment Good location downtown, walk to everything. Dec. 1 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 Bristol Mobile Home for Rent $400 month + $300 depositCall (850) 363-2849 2 BD, 1 BA House, Central Heat & AC. 2 BD, 1 BA House Updated throughout, All new appliances, Central Heat & AC.~ NO PETS PLEASE ~Rental Units I B Call 643-6646 $400 EACHCall 643-2563AKC L A B PUPPIESFather trained to retrieve. Champion bloodlines on fathers side. Father is British Lab. Blockheads ready 11-26. Mother also on site. SOLD

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, while theres much about a situation that you dont under in on all the details you need to know to get the job done. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, confrontation will get you nowhere. It is better to avoid any troublesome parties and simply go on with your days. No need to put monkey wrenches in the plans. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 on what you need to get done, Gemini. Things are about to get more hectic, and it will help to know what is on your schedule in the coming days. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 There is no need to put off romantic endeavors, Cancer. Make time to further relationships, and you will be happier for having made the additional effort. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, a casual encounter with an old friend goes by like no time has elapsed at all. Agree to keep in touch and spend more time together going forward. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, there are too many messes to clean up, so instead of digging in you may just decide to procrastinate a little longer. Just be sure to make up the time later on. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 for you, Libra. But often you SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Certain challenges may be tough to conquer, Scorpio. But with the right help you can get the job done. Gemini may be your shin ing light this week. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 There is no point in speculating Keep track of your deposits and withdrawals so you have a handle on all accounts. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Now is not the time to leap without looking, Capricorn. You have to be cautious with your choices and actions this time of the month. Dont make waves so close to the holidays. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, although you do plenty, someone around the house could really use some more assistance from you. It may take some juggling of your schedule to accomplish. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Usually your outpouring of creative juices is unstoppable, Pisces. This week you could have a little trouble thinking up new ideas.Week of Nov. 25 ~ Dec. 1NOVEMBER 25 Christina Applegate, NOVEMBER 26 Tina Turner, Singer (73) NOVEMBER 27 Sharlto Copley, Actor (39) NOVEMBER 28 Judd Nelson, Actor (53) NOVEMBER 29 Jon Knight, Singer (44) NOVEMBER 30 Billy Idol, Singer (57) DECEMBER 1 Woody Allen, Writer/Director (77) THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. 1994 Conquest Gulf Stream travel trailer, 5th wheel, 30 feet long, sleeps 6, queen size bed, new tires, used very little and in good condition, $5,000. Call 674-8376. 11-28, 12-5 LOST/FOUNDFOUND: Calico cat, mostly black, a small tan smudge on nose. Found south of Blountstown on Hwy. 71. Call 674-3888. 11-28, 12-5LOST: Big gray cat, striped, purple collar with a bell. Last seen on Peggy Foxworth Lane south of Rex Lumber. If seen, please call 6435676. 11-21, 11-28 YARD SALESBLOUNTST OWN Garage sale, Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 7 a.m. (CT) located at 20277 NE Hentz Ave. Christmas items, furniture, tools, toys, clothing and much more. Phone 674-7952. Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 8 a.m. Located on Hwy. 71 N at Trailer City. No early birds, please. Phone 674-6520. HOSFORD Multi-family sale, Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 9 a.m. behind Sanders Cemetery. A lot of stuff, clothes, dishes, assorted items, bed mattresses (queen and full size). Phone 447-1467. CLARKSVILLE Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 8 a.m. (CT). Located on 2nd right past General Store. Clothes, Christmas items and more. Cancel if rain or extreme cold. Call 6748139. pound miter saw, used very little. 12 tilt head band saw and 1/3 sheet pad sander. Call 643-3007 or 6435622. 11-21, 11-282007 Lowes pull-behind trailer, weighs 250 lbs., $350. Call 5674042 or 379-3002. 11-21, 11-28 WANTEDElectric stove. Call 674-3264.11-21, 11-28Room to rent in Blountstown with private bath. I am married, spouse lives away, I am a non-smoker, non drinker, a health care worker on temporary 1-3 month assignment. I will pay $350 per month, cash. Call (239) 898-8721. 11-21, 11-28Need someone to help install kitchen cabinets, reasonable. Call 674-3264. 11-21, 11-28Young laying hens. Call 447-4042 or 379-3002. 11-21, 11-28 WATER WELL SUPPLIESDo you need parts for That Darn Pump? We have capacitors, relays, control boxes, pressure switches, check valves, foot valves, air volume control valves, wire, pumps, tanks and much more. Available 7 days a week until 9 p.m. Repair questions are welcomed. Call us at That Darn Pump at 643-4357. BPA/UFN CAMPER1998 Cardinal 5th Wheel, two slides, looks nice, $6,000 OBO. Call (937) 287-6367 in Blountstown. 11-28, 12-5 PETS/SUPPLIESBasset Hound, free to a good home. Call 447-1336. 11-28, 12-5Dog kennel, chain link 4x8, $50. Call 363-6287. 11-28, 12-5White English Bulldog 8 weeks old, parents on premises, 3 F & 1 M, $100 each. Call 209-2604. 11-28, 12-5Grown cats neutered, shots and wormed. Free to good homes. Call 762-8915.11-21, 11-28 HOMES & LAND1/2 acre of land on N. 22nd Street Anex in Blountstown. Comes with septic tank, utility pole and access to city water, $12,000. Call 447-0201.11-28, 12-51993 Homes of Merit 28x60, 3 BD, 2 BA mobile home. One owner, large rooms, walk-in closets, vaultbedrooms. Very clean and in excellent condition. Must be moved. Includes, carport, large screened porch, two small porches, washer and dryer, 25 cu. ft. refrigerator, dishwasher and some furniture, $29,500 for everything. Call 6748385. 11-21, 11-28 EQUIPMENTPoulan Pro mower, 38 cut, fuel system recently rebuilt, needs new blades and grass chute, $400. Call 363-6287. 11-28, 12-5Tools: all kinds available, carpenter and mechanic. 10 Delta ComSmall Town T om A CARTOON BY MIKE BARNHOUSE

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 (Quincy, FL)Higdon Furniture Co. Fax resumes to (850) 627-2486 CLJ JOB MARKET Must have a Class B CDL with Hazmat. Experience not necessary but go to website:HyTemp GasHwy. 20 Blountstown 674-4881or at www.southala bamagas.org.Stretch your advertising dollars with an advertisement in THE JOURNAL! MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: COMPENSATION Applications will be received from: Nov. 20, 2012 Dec. 4, 2012 Start Date: Dec. 10, 2012MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: obtain one. COMPENSATION Applications will be received from: Nov. 16, 2012 Dec. 7, 2012 Starting Date: Dec. 10, 2012MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: area. COMPENSATION: Applications will be received from: Starting Date: LIBERTY COUNTY SC HOO L BOARD ANNOUN C E SJOB OPENINGS LEGAL N OTICEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY Case No. Division vs. HOBER ALLEN, JONATHAN ALLEN, et. al. NOTICE OF ACTION HOBER ALLEN MENCE AT THE NW CORTHE FLORIDA. the Complaint. Honorable Robert Hill WASHINGTONThe Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has purchased land for two new national cemeteries in Florida. We are pleased to expand burial service to families in the Sunshine State where so many Veterans live, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. Acquiring this land is a key step forward in bringing these national shrines to Florida. VA plans to construct one of the cemeteries in central eastern Florida between the cities of Daytona and Melbourne and the other in northwestern Florida, in the Tallahassee area. Together, the facilities will serve an estimated population of 247,000 Veterans and family members who are not currently served with an open national, state or tribal Veterans cemetery within 75 miles of their residence. VA completed acquisition of the central eastern Florida property July 31 and paid $2 million for 318 acres of land. The property, formerly known as Acosta Groves, is located on U.S. Route 1 in northern Brevard County in Scottsmoor, approximately two miles from Interstate 95. VA purchased the Tallahassee property for $6.8 million Aug. 14. The 250-acre parcel is in Leon County with frontage along U.S. Highway 27 (Apalachee Parkway). VA purchased the land from the St. Joe Company, one of Floridas largest also serve Veterans in southwestern Georgia. VA has opened three new national cemeteries in ville National Cemetery (2009), Sarasota National Cemetery (2009) and South Florida National Cemetery (2007). Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell opened in 1988 and is now the second busiest VA nation al cemetery in the country with 6,728 interments teries across the nation, the state of Florida is home to six national cemeteries that rank among the top 32 busiest by interment workload. Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, established in 1868, serves Floridas western panhandle and southern Alabama. A recent expansion of the historic cemetery ensures that it will remain open with a full range of burial options for decades to come. Bay Pines National Cemetery was established in burials since 1989. The facility still offers crema tion burial sites. St. Augustine National Cemetery, established in 1881, has been closed since 1997. Veterans with a discharge issued under conditions other than dishonorable, their spouses and eligible dependent children can be buried in a VA national cemetery. Also eligible are military personnel who die on active duty, their spouses and eligible dependents. erans, regardless of whether they are buried in a national cemetery or a private cemetery, include and a government headstone or marker. Families of eligible decedents may also order a memorial headstone or marker when remains are not avail able for interment. In the midst of the largest expansion since the Civil War, VA operates 131 national cemeteries in 39 states and Puerto Rico and 33 soldiers lots and monument sites. More than 3.8 million Americans, buried in VAs national cemeteries on more than 20,000 acres of land. Internet at www.cem.va.gov, or by calling VA reburial arrangements at any VA national cemetery at the time of need, call the National Cemetery

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 23 SERVICE DIRECTORY Whaley Heating & Air Conditioning (850) 674-4777FL LIC. # CMC1249570 Accepting: Phone: (850) 643-6925 Fax: (850) 643-2064 email: grich0656@aol.com10536-B NW SR 20 Bristol, FL 32321 Located in the Apalachee RestaurantGary Richards, EA MBAEnrolled Agent Enrolled to Practice Before the IRS Business & Accounting Solutions Inc. 4433 NW C.R. 274 Altha, Fl 32421 (850) 762-9402 Cell (850) 832-5055Dozer and Excavation work Over 20 years experienceClay ONealsLand Clearing, Inc. William's HomeImprovements "No Job Too Big or Small"Concrete work, landscape, pressure cleaning, renovations, seamless gutter, painting, vinyl, & screen enclosure Call 674-8092Licensed & Insured, contractor & rooferFOR FREE ESTIMATES Call Chris Nissley at 674-8081 or 643-8561 (Cell) STUMP GRINDINGReasonable Rates & FREE Estimates! That Darn PumpThere is never a convenient time to be without water.WELLS (850)643-HELP Thats 643-4357 or Home 643-3857For friendly service and never any overtime charges call, Clint Hatcher, OwnerElectrical Lic. # ER13014037 Building Lic. # RB29003511New Homes Garages Additions Electrical Remodeling Foundations Screenrooms Sunrooms VINYL SIDING RESIDENTAL & COMMERCIAL FREE EstimatesServing Calhoun, Liberty & Jackson Counties LIBERTY TIRE COMPANY 10781 NW SR 20 Bristol, Fl 32321Call 643-2939 MV84845Hours: Monday thru Friday 7 5 & Saturday 7 12Come see us for all your tire needs or give us a call for roadside service, oil changes & tire rotation. We specialize in sales and repair of tires for:Commercial Trucks and Trailers, OTR Equipment, Farm Equipment, Passenger Car & Light Truck Tires JEMISON Heating & Cooling, INC. Lic# RM1416924Carrier Equipment Masters Farm Supply LS Tractor Equipment Committed To Quality Since 1973 (850) 762-3222 faxmasters7@fairpoint.net Disabled? Denied Social Security?Call today for your FREE Consultation DENIEDThen let the experts help. Retired Social Secu Glover knows the law and wants to help you. Hwy 71 South on J.P. Peacock Rd, Altha. Day or night,silk or live..............$1699 Margies Florist For Weddings, Birthdays and all Holidays, come in or call us. B&B Professional Auto Detailing We are Mobile We Come to YouWe detail ALL types of structures and anything on wheelsbbprofessionalautodetailing@yahoo.comGreg Betts: Owner To place your ad, give us a call at 643-333325 Things that have never been said at Iamonia Lake Hunting & Fishing Club JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORSDown South The Iamonia Lake Hunting and Fishing Club in Calhoun County was founded back in 1934. Since then, hundreds of members have told thousands of great stories around the clubhouse. Dozens of them were probably true. But here are 25 things Im willing to bet have never been said in the Clubs 78-year history. Grab me a Perrier from the ice I just couldnt bring myself to shoot Why, yes, please tell me how you did it The boots are Gucci, but I got the gloves What we need is more government and According to feng shui, antlers go on Make sure to drain the fat off that Lets welcome our friends from My Daddy was a Shih Tzu man, but to me a Maltese is the better all around Calhoun County native Jim McClellan grew up ily has enjoyed. He lives in Pensacola. He is sharing a few of his columns from his blog with Journal readers. You can also keep up with his outdoor adventures on his blog, outdoorsdownsouth.com.

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 SPORTSCory Cox, Ridge Read play last FSU home gameCory Cox (#47) and Ridge Read (#22) played their last home game as seniors for Florida State University against the University of Florida Satur day, Nov. 24, on Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. They were recognized along with their families prior to the game and took pictures with Coach Jimbo Fisher and wife, Candy. The players brought out roses for their mothers. Cox played high school football for the Blountstown Tigers while Read played for the Liberty County Bulldogs. They played against each other in the annual rivalry game between the two teams in 2007, both as quarterbacks. Both were recruited to play football on the college level by different universities, Cox by the University of North Alabama and Read by Birmingham-Southern University. However, each realized their dream to play for their favorite school by transferring to Florida State University and walking on as non-scholarship players. There they became good friends as well as team a top tier Division 1 college football team. Over the years they endured near year-round room, hours of position and team meetings, as well as keeping up the pace in the classroom as colle giate student-athletes. Each were very successful in each endeavor and are, most importantly, on track to graduate; Cox in December with a Sports Management degree and Read in Spring 2013 with two majors, Business Management and Risk Management/Insurance and a minor in Hospitality Management. They are dreams of playing college football, especially the members and coaches. Im living the dream when I run out of that tunnel and onto Bobby Bowden Field, Ridge said. I am very thankful to my parents and Coach Grant Grantham at Liberty County High School for believing in me and making this happen for me along with all the teachers and administrators who ensured I was prepared academically. Im proud of Florida State University and the academic oppor tunities it has afforded me and look forward to the career it has prepared me for. I wouldnt trade it for the world. Im proud to be a Nole! Coach Granthams lucky shorts still in playby Richard Williams, Journal sports writerNot that Liberty County Coach Grant Grantham is superstitious, but he hopes to be wearing his favorite pair of shorts for the next couple of games regardless of the weather. After a 1-2 start, Grantham wore 37-6 win over Franklin County. He has worn the shorts for every game since as Liberty put together a nine-game win streak including two wins each over Bozeman and Blountstown. The playoff win over Bozeman meant wearing the shorts despite temperatures around 45 degrees. For his part, Grantham says he hopes to wear the shorts for two more games and says he will stay in the shorts regardless of how cold it gets. Grantham may have already survived his toughest weather of the year. The forecast for game day is a high of 74 and a low of 50 with no chance of rain. If the Bulldogs defeat Northtemperatures in Orlando are cur rently predicted to have a low in the mid-50 degree range.Coach Grantham is shown at right talking with his team after Friday nights win over the Blountstown Tigers. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOLCHS cheerleader to take part in New Years Parade in Londonby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorNot long ago she was riding in the Liberty County Homecoming parade, wearing her Homecoming Queen crown. In a few weeks, shell be in another parade but this time, its likely someone wearing a crown will be watching her the Queen of England. Jessica Read, a 17-year-old senior at Liberty County High School, will be joining a group of cheerleaders who will perform in the 27th New Years Day Parade in London. Each year, the National Cheerleaders Association and the Universal Cheerleading Association select participants for their Spirit of America team, which represents them in parades and special events. Cheerleaders try out for a spot on the team during summer camps put on by the associations. This is Jessicas second year as a team member. Last year, Jessica took part in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, where she walked the three-mile route with approximately 300 cheerleaders from around the U.S. The group gave a minute-and-a-half performance. Between leading up to the parade, the group toured New York City, saw the Broadway show Sister Act and did plenty of shopping. She called last years experience amazing and is expecting more of the same at the end of this year. While she doesnt have all the details of the trip yet, she does know they will be wearing red, white and blue uniforms and will be touring the top sites, including Buckingham Palace. I leave the day after Christmas, she said. The parade will begin at Londons Ritz Hotel and end at Parliament Square in front of Big Ben. Over half a million people are expected to gather along the parade route, which is just over two miles long. * Much of Jessicas time revolves around cheerleading. She cheers for LCHS and for an area competitive cheering team, the Jags. When shes not practicing, shes coaching the 6, 7 and 8-year-old Tiny Mite cheerleaders. She remembers the impression the high school cheerleaders made on her when she was younger. When I was little, I looked up to Clara Foran, she said. Now, Im trying to be a good role model for all the little girls. The youngsters get plenty of encouragement from her. I just teach them the basics, she explained. She makes sure the girls know they need to use sharp motions and, most important of all, Dont tossed into the air during cheer stunts. As a cheerleader at LCHS, shes not allowed to take part in other sports. I dont think its held me back, she explained. I just love cheerleading so much....I like how we work as a team. She stays busy with cheer practice several times a week, and when getting ready for competitions with the Jags, shell add Sunday practices as well. But despite her years of training, she admits shes a bit of a klutz. Ive had two concussions and many sprained ankles, she said. Jessica is a back base for LCHS, during their performance, determining their routines as the game theyre cheering for changes. Im the most accident prone, she admits. Just this summer, I tore my meniscus under my knee doing a roundoff with a double backhand spring. It took a month to heal. Her teammates often joke theyre going to bubblewrap her to keep her from getting another injury. She said she takes precautions and wears ankle and wrist braces when shes tumbling. Her parents, Donnie Read and Angela Read, both of Bristol, are hoping she can stay injury-free through the new year so she can make the most of her trip. This Im really excited to see how things are outside of America and see the different sights, she said. And perhaps somewhere along the parade route, the homecoming queen will catch a glimpse of the Queen of England and maybe even exchange a royal wave.



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School news....14 & 15 Obituaries...17 Syrup Making Day at the Pioneer Settlement...18 Classied ads....20 & 21 Sheriff's Log...2 Three vehicle wreck...3 Community Calendar...4 Holiday events planned..5 Commentary...10 & 11 Commission strips OBryan of County Administrator title; Workshop & special meeting planned Thursdayby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorLongtime Emergency Management Director and County Administrator Sonny OBryan wasnt fired, but one of his many titles was taken away at last weeks Calhoun County Commission meeting. And no one can say exactly what that means...at least not until a workshop and special board meeting is held Thursday to address the matter. When new board members Thomas Flowers, Lee Lee Brown and Lee Shelton County Commission meeting Nov. 20, they didnt take long to make their presence known. A motion by Commissioner Truman Grant to appoint Commissioner Darrell McDougald as board chairman failed. Commissioner Brown then nominated Flowers as chairman and, following a second by Shelton, he was voted in 5-0. Brown was then appointed as vicechairman. The board then started the meeting by adopting an ordinance regulating synthetic drugs sold as incense and bath salts. After reviewing a series of routine matters, ranging from project updates to approving a final budget, Commissioner Brown brought up the county administrator position. Brown told board members and the audience that concerned citizens had approached him about the job being done by Sonny OBryan. He said he wanted the county administrator position deleted, commenting without explanation, That position is a dark cloud for this administration. He was quick to say it had nothing to do with how he felt about OBryan. That man has done an unbelievable job, he said, then he asked, The bottom line is where do we go from here? Following discussion, Brown made a motion to delete the county administrator position. The motion was seconded by Shelton. The two veteran commissioners, Grant and McDougald, voted against it. OBryan whose other responsibilities and titles include grants coordinator, solid waste director, recycling coordinator and director of public safety is paid approximately $81,000 a year for his combined responsibilities. The county administrator title was added around 2001 in an effort to get departments working together, according to OBryan. I didnt ask for the position. They gave it to me, he told The Journal. See SONNY OBRYAN continued on page 19Liberty County Bulldog Micheal Robinson (#22) makes the catch as Blountstown Tiger Josh Taylor (#11) makes the tackle during Liberty's 14-7 playoff win over Blountstown Friday. See pages 12 and 13 for the story and more photos. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTO CLJNews.com WEdnDNEsdaSDA Y, NoOVEmbMBER 28, 2012 VV ol. 32, No. 47JOURRNAL ThHE CalhounALHOUN-LIbBERt TY 50InNCLUDEsS Ta AX Dawgs take Tigers 14-7 OUTDoorsOORS Do DOWnN SoOUTH:A few things youll NEVER hear at the hunting campPAGEE 23LCHS Coach Granthams lucky shorts still in playPAGEE 24Cory Cox, Ridge Read play their home gamePAGEE 24LCHS cheerleader to perform in New Years Day Parade in LondonPAGEE 24Tool Show at the Pioneer SettlementPAGEE 19Veterans Admin. buys land for two national cemeteries PAGEE 22Hosford kids win Peanut Butter challengePAGEE 16Altha teen charged with molesting 6-yr.-old girlPAGEE 2Telogia man, teenage girl arrested for 3 thefts from salvage yardPAGEE 2Cash reward offered for information on vandalism at Veterans Memorial ParkPAGEE 3 to ER after three-vehicle crash on 71PAGEE 3Breakfast with SantaPAGEE 4Holiday train rides in Bristol, Old-fashioned Christmas at Pioneer SettlementPAGEE 5 country singer to take part in Library Arts Series Dec. 8PAGEE 6Syrup making at the Pioneer SettlementPAGEE 18

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A 35-year-old Scotts Ferry woman was charged with possession of methamphetamine after a According to the arrest report from the Blountstown Police Department, Angelia Lynn Kelsoe was stopped on that she was not wearing her As he spoke with her he noticed she seemed He then asked for her consent to search her car and As he picked up her purse and began looking through it, he found wallet that held a tin container with a white Kelsoe told Partridge the meth was not hers and stated In his report, Partridge noted that Kelsoe admitted to him that she smoked methamphetamine but was not Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa Eubanks Christmas Open HouseFRIDAY & SATURDAYNov. 30 & Dec 19 A.M. TO 6 P.M.Refreshments Door Prizes 10% Discount with this AdErma Jeans Antiques & Gifts Gloria Jeans Sweets21539 Chester Street in Hosford VISA / MC / DISCOVER / DEBIT SHER ER IFFS LO OGCAlhLHOUnN COUnNTYNovember 20 VOP, CCSO. non-support, CCSO. possession of a controlled substance (meth), BPD. VOP, CCSO. November 21 domestic battery, CCSO. VOCC, CCSO. domestic battery, CCSO. lewd and lascivious sexual molestation on a child under 12, CCSO.LIBERTYBERTY COUnNTYNovember 19 sentenced in court, LCSO. November 20 petty theft (1 count), trespassing (3 counts), grand theft (2 counts) VOSP, LCSO. holding for CCSO, CCSO. November 21 holding for CCSO, CCSO. following allegations that he had sexual contact with a Calhoun County Sheriffs Road residence by the girls Family members met a the girl what had happened, she stated that Morgan had touched According to the arrest report, Morgan stated that denied touching the girl and told the deputy he was allegation and stated that she had been touched Morgan and didnt want to tell anymore about what and then showed redness and scratches around her contacted and the child was taken for a medical she had been fondled, according to the report from the AustinUSTIN LeeEE MorORGanAN were taken into custody after a property owner who had recently been robbed kept watch and spotted the pair returning to the scene, according to a report from theft, three counts of trespassing 16-year-old female companion was also charged but not turned According to the report Pitts reported a theft from his Joe Keathley, stayed on the property to keep an eye out in a large white male and young white female throwing He led the deputy to where the stolen goods had been six aluminum rims and tries, along with a transmission Because Carroll was on state probation at the time of ela ele Driver arrested for meth possession BBlountstown Police Dept.NNA Accidents...............01 .................26 Special details B Business alarms RResidential alarms..........01 Complaints..............................................................44

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCESaturday, Dec. 8at 6:30 p.m. Line up 5 p.m. best overall entry and best use of lights Each entry MUST have lights as part of decoration. For more information, please contactMichael Wright at 570-4502 or Mitch Willis at 643-1650LIGHTS OF LIBERTY *Lifetime Warranty on Repairs *Will pay up to $500 of your deductible *Over 75 years combined experienceTNTCollision CENTERTOBY GARNETT, OWNER LR FREE EESTIMATES CLJ NEWS.COOMVeterans Memorial Park is an outstanding park for Liberty County residents, as well as the many visitors who come for ball games, picnics and to ride the trains. T T he extensive vandalism which has taken place at the Park recently is destroying what others have enjoyed. Why? Vandalism is crime and crime hurts everyone! Unreported crime hurts more. Big Bend Crime Stoppers will pay cash rewards up to $1,000 for reporting tips which relate to this vandalism. Call Crime Stoppers at 574-TTIPS (8477) or 1-888of the Attorney General, Crime Stoppers T T rust Fund. All you have to do is call.Cash rewards up to $1,000 offered for info on vandalism at Veterans ParkFloridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent in October 2012, down 0.2 percentage point from September and the lowest rate since December 2008. T There were 790,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,342,000. T The October 2012 rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the year ago rate of 10.2 percent. T The U.S. unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in October.T The unemployment rate for the Chipola Workforce R Region (Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties) was 7.0 percent in October. T This was 1.5 percentage points lower than the regions year ago rate and 0.6 percentage points lower than September 2012. ---UNENEMPLOYMENTENT RRATE TES ---Oct-12 Sept-12 Oct-11 Liberty.................6.2 6.8 7.9 Calhoun...............7.5 8.0 8.9 Holmes.................6.6 7.3 7.8 Jackson.................6.5 7.1 7.9 Washington...........7.5 7.6 8.5 Chipola RRegion.....7.0 7.6 8.5Unemployment ratesFour people sustained non-life threatening injuries in a three-car accident Thursday night in Blountstown on SR 71 near Hayes Subdivision Road. Eight people were traveling in the vehicles; four spent the rest of their Thanksgiving holiday with a trip to the emergency room at Calhoun-Liberty Hospital. all the vehicles on the shoulder of the road and blocking the southbound lane. According to witnesses, a northbound black fourdoor Nissan pulled onto the east shoulder of the road, attempted to make a U-turn and pulled into the path of a black Toyota traveling south on SR 71. The Nissan hit the right rear door of the Toyota, causing moderate damage to both vehicles. The vehicles stopped and the drivers were getting out when a southbound beige four-door Chevrolet approached and collided with the rear of the Toyota, pushing both vehicles onto the west shoulder. The crash is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

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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 RoadLocated at 11493 NW Summers Road in Bristol MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 536, Bristol, FL 32321 TELEPHONE (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810 EMAIL: thejournal@fairpoint.net ADS: cljads@fairpoint.net JOURNAL STAFFJohnny Eubanks...................Publisher Teresa Eubanks........................ Editor Sandra Brown...................Bookkeeper Deven Lewis......Production Asssistant Debbie Duggar...................AdvertisingOFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. M-FTHE CALHOUN-LLIBERtTY JOURNAL Visit us on Facebook at CLJNews Page 4 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NoOVemEMBerER 28, 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! 5,294 Wednesday, November 28 Monday, December 3 Tuesday, December 4 Sunday, December 2 Saturday, December 1 Thursday, November 29 Friday, November 30TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Altha VFD AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 2 p.m., Ag. Bldg., 6 p.m., Fire House 7 p.m. (CT), Dixie Lodge in Btown 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant 7-8 p.m., Grace Unt. Methodist Church, HosfordTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 5-8 p.m. (CT), WT Neal Civic Center, Btown 7 p.m., Field HouseTODAYS MEETINGS, noon, Calhoun-Liberty Hospital 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. east door, in front of jailTODAYS MEETINGSAA, 7 p.m., basement of Calhoun County CourthouseState Semi-Final Football Game LCHS Dawgs vs. Northview Chiefs Home at 7:30 p.m. (ET) ADMISSION aA T Ga A TE $9 Attend the Church of your choice this Sunday Legion Post 272, meets 2 p.m., Legion Hall in BlountstownBIRTHDAY Stephanie Duggar Calhoun County Christmas ParadeAltha 1 p.m. Btown 5 p.m. theme Santas Workshop Christmas on the SquareMagnolia Pk. Blountstown Moonlight Market Blountstown 5-8 p.m. (CT)North Pear Street DOWNTOWN TTREE LIGHTING Magnolia SquareJINGLE BELL RUNRegistration at 5 p.m. Run begins at 6 p.m.Blountstown Middle School PioneerIONEER Plates $5 adults $3 kids 7-10 a.m.There will be a Calhoun County Dixie Youth Baseball League meeting to elect Moonlight Market planned Nov. 30 in BlountstownGrand Ridge plans Christmas Classic December 20-22 nament will showcase nine high school For more information about the tournament or for information about becomLearn to dance at the new 4-H club Dec. 10 Breakfast with Santa Dec. 1 at Settlement Calhoun Dixie youth league meets Nov. 29 Senior Singles Gathering TURKEY SHOOT CANDLELIGHT CONCERT Blountstown Community Christmas NEWsS FROM THE PEWsSThe Nutcrackertoday at 3 p.m., Veterans Civic Center, Bristol

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 5 EVENTSACCEPTING NNEW PPaA TIENTSLaban Bontrager, DMD12761 NW Pea Ridge Rd., Bristol, FL 32321TELEPHONE 643-5417 www.bristoldentalclinic.com DEENTURERE LABB OON PREMREMISEESSame-Day Service on RR epairs & R R elinesBristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD We're your one-stopTIRE SHOP! s "Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all"H CITY TIRE cCO. MV5496BBFGGO OO O D YE E AR RDUNLOOP Heating & Air Conditioning FL LicIC. # CMC1249570R s s CCs (850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley A Ronnie Coley personally invites you to visit him any time Monday thru Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. GH sw fooc Chipola Winter Wonderland Express train rides start Dec. 8 in BristolBRISTOL Veterans Memorial Railroad, Inc., announces the Ninth Annual Winter Wonderland Express two-foot gauge train rides at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol. The Grand Opening is Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. (ET), following the Lights of Liberty Christmas Parade. Additional nights will be Saturday, Dec. 15 and Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22. trains will be scheduled for this event, including steam engine in operation in the State of Florida. On Friday, Dec. 21, only two trains will be featured (the Red/White/Blue and No. 59 a beautiful steam replica). All three trains will depart from the Bristol Depot located behind the Civic Center in Veterans Memorial Park on Highway 12 South (1/2 mile pot at 6:30 p.m. The ride is 1.5 miles around the park to view the multitude of lights and various scenes, including two live scenes The Nativity and Santas Work Shop. Local churches participate in both live scenes and local businesses and other volunteers assist with decorating throughout the park. Tickets are $4 per person for the Red/White/ engine, The Crown free). This is a fundraiser for Veterans Memorial Railenjoy sharing their love of trains with families throughout the area. All funds are used for the operation and maintenance of the trains and track. We are hoping Santa Claus will bring us a sleigh full of railroad ties for our continuing railroad maintenance program. For information, call 643-6646 or 643-5491. To view the trains and depot, please visit our web site: veteransmemorialrailroad.org. BLOUNTSTOWN The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown Florida will present their annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration, Sight, Sound, & Smells of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 1. Walk back in time and experience a Christmas from long ago. Join your friends and neighbors at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. following the Blountstown Christmas parade. There will be hot chocolate, coffee, stew, hamburgers, hotdogs and other warm food items available for a donation. Events include: Hay rides Puppet Shows, Story telling, Marshmallow roast and Acapella Christmas Carols. Christmas treats will be served in the Yon House and the Wells Cabin. Stroll through the decorated buildings and enjoy a Florida Christmas as your ancestors once did. Admission for the general public is $3. Member admission is $2, cost is $2 for ages six-12 and those The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about one mile west of the intersection of SR 71 and SR 20. Follow SR 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindys Fried Chicken, Silas Green St. (between 18th & 20th St.). Follow the signs. For more information, contact the Settlement at (850) 674-2777. For further directions and information on the historic buildings at the Settlement go to: www. panhandlepioneer.org.Old-fashioned Christmas celebration to be held on Dec. 1 at Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 ...your full time Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or (850) 570-0235 email at bethseubanks41@fairpoint.net Tupperware FOR THE HHOLIDAYS CALL BBETH EEUBAnNKSThe Heritage Room and Courtyard at the Blountstown Public Library will host From Country & Western Soul to Handwoven Creations on Saturday, Dec. 8. This free Arts Series program features Faye Tucker Smith, a wonderful lady who is passionate about music and in her heyday was described in Billboard Magazine as a Country Spotlight. In 1963 she moved from Orlando to Nashville and became familiar with the recording industry. On the jacket Tucker is the latest entry in the Nashville sweepstakes for top girl country singer. She will tell her Journey Story that leads, in 1963, to our neck of the woods. We will listen to hits recorded from the early days as she tells of the smartly arranged instrumentation. Some of us will be humming along! After an intermission with light refreshments the audience will move outside so be sure to dress appropriately. Anna Layton will take us down her path about the textile industry when she worked as a designer for a large mill in New England. I learned to handweave on a loom when I moved to that part of the country and ended up getting sheep and weaving their wool into yarn, she said. Then a shift of position took her to where fabrics were woven on fast electric looms and yarn was made on a million dollar machine. She now enjoys will demonstrate how she goes about it. The Blountstown Public Library announces a new art exhibit by Tom Stratton entitled Toms World. The show of six selected pastel renderings from his collection are on display throughout the holidays and we invite you to come take a look! Tom is a resident of Gadsden County and has 38 years experience He got his start in the automotive arena sign artist. In his midthirties he began working in pastels doing inspirational portraits and character studies. Tom is currently working in acrylics producing dynamic dream like images of other worlds and their possibilities. His main theme is one of upliftment and inspiration. In the new year we plan to have him onboard teaching introductory colored pencil drawing classes so stay tuned! For more information, call Anna Layton, Cultural Arts Coordinator, Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 674-8773, ext. 22. LIBRARY NOTES Former country singer, textile designer to be featuredin BBlountstown LLibrary A Arts SSeries SSaturday, Dec. 8Gadsden Co. artists work to be on display through the holidays

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Page 8 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 CHIPOLA LAWBARb B ARA JEAN THRONE AND MARGIE MASONJoin us at our new location, the Yellow House on Main StreetSaturday, Dec. 1from 4-6 p.m. (CT) Join us and watch the Christmas Parade Q: Does diet have any effect on acne? A: Whether or not diet might affect development or treatment of acne is controversial, with few wellcontrolled studies on which to base answers. The latest evidence suggests if you have no family history of acne, dietary habits (even high fat consumption or chocolate) are not linked to acne. However, some evidence now suggests that for people with a family history of acne eating habits could affect hormones and growth factors in ways that promote acne. The strongest evidence suggests a link to diets high in glycemic load meaning lots of sugars bread. This kind of eating pattern tends to be low in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and is not healthy, so cutting down on sweets and rehealth whether or not it helps acne. Evidence is less clear whether high consumption of dairy products increases development of acne in some people. If you are considering a trial of avoiding or severely limiting dairy foods to see if your acne improves, take special care to include meet calcium needs, since this mineral is important to bone health. For women and teenage girls whose acne is related to polycystic ovarian syndrome, weight loss, moderate physical activity and a healthy diet high whole grains may help. Q: Is bottled ready-to-drink tea as high in antioxidants as the tea I brew at home? A: No, bottled tea is much lower in the polyphenol compounds that give black and green tea their antioxidant power. Commercial teas do seem to vary somewhat, but even those reportedly highest in polyphenols, and the compound called EGCG in particular, dont contain anywhere near the amounts documented in standard brewed tea. The unsweetened versions are still excellent zero-calorie alternatives to sugar-laden soft drinks when you are not able to brew your own. However, brewing tea at home is both less expensive and higher in antioxidant polyphenols. Although population studies show inconsistent evidence for tea reducing cancer risk, laboratory research suggests polyphenol compounds may act through pathways other than as antioxidants to reduce development of cancer, though more research is needed. Brew up a pitcher and refrigerate to have a cool zero-calorie drink handy on hot summer days. Heres how: for concentrate, bring one quart of cold water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add 8-10 teabags for each quart of brewed iced tea. Steep 3-5 minutes. To serve, add to cold water and/or ice cubes. If it seems too hot even to boil water, you can brew tea overnight in the refrigerator by steeping a few tea bags in a pitcher of cold water. Q: Are biscotti as low-calorie as they seem? A: Double baking makes biscotti dry so although they seem low-fat and low-calorie, most are not. They contain enough butter or oil to make a one-ounce biscotti contain about 130 calories, with four to seven grams of fat and six to twelve grams of sugar (1.5 to 3 teaspoons). Thats essentially the same as having one serving of a popular sandwich cookie (two or three), although biscotti have a lower sugar content. Health Talkby Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDNAmericanMERICAN InstituteNSTITUTE ForOR CancerANCER ResearchESEARCH

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Blountstown Drugs 20370 Central Ave W BlountLOUNTStownTOWN Saturday, Dec. 8Packages start at............$995Let us print your Christmas cards today!$995 FROM 8 A.mM. To O 1 P.mM. Order your 2013 Calendars20 cards for A CommunityThanksgivingDothan and Houston Co. history bookDOTHAN Dothan and Houston County: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which chronicles the areas past, present and future, is the perfect gift for anyone who has an interest in local history. Autographed copies of this large format, hardcover, color volume is available at Landmark Park and at www.landmarkpark. com for $39.95. This book is the fourth in a series, published by Beers and Associates. A bountiful meal of homecooked specialties combined with plenty of good company made Wednesdays day before Thanksgiving gathering a special time for folks in Liberty County. Volunteers and community members shared a Thanksgiving meal at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. DANIEL WILLIAMSS PHOTOSS

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 COMMENTARY Late Night LAUGHSA recaRECAP oOF recentRECENT ob OBSerER Vation ATIONS byBY late LATE niNIGhtHT tV TV hoHOStTS. Street America. TThe scal cliffRReally?CORNERJerry Cox is a retired military OXS The kid on the show Two and a Half just gave an interview where he called the show values. Then he cashed a check for one million dollars. O R A R DAV VID LETTERMAN N OAO I O and Just FFor Men. JIMMY FF ALLONE age? O O R BILL MAHER ties. O I R O

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 COMMENTARY Pre-NNew YY earsp PREDICTIONSWASHINGTON Momentous events are at hand and here is a sampling. FisISCaAL C CLiffIFF: This is a non-news story. It will not happen. Patch-work legislation will kick the issue over to next year. StoTOCK MaARKEtT : We expect it to take off, fueled by falling unemployment, the best holiday retail season since the beginning of the Great R Recession of 2008 and the conof all it will be housing-driven as the industry moves from an overbuilt market to an underbuilt market. When the general economy was in recession, the housing business was in depression in 2008-2010 as new home construction collapsed, creating the current lack of residential inventory. Ta AXEsS: The income tax system is broken beyond repair. tax on the incomes of one percent of the population. It was billionaires who get richer and richer even when the typimore people to be dropped from the tax rolls with the difference being made up by increased taxes on the super rich. Also, a carbon tax primarily levied on oil and coal is a real possibility.Entit ENTITLEmMEntsNTS: The Medicare tax affects all income, but the much larger Social Security tax is only assessed on the highest tax paid by middle and low income workers. And because the monies from it are disbursed to current retirees, it should be a general obligation paid by all workers. So look for the income ceiling of this most inequitable of taxes to be eliminated. Also, because people live longer, healthier lives than when Social Security was passed in 1935 and Medicare was passed in 1965, the qualifying ages for these entitlements are certain to rise, probably to DEfFEnsNSE: America established a defensive ring around the Soviet Union during the C Cold War and today we are in War II was primarily an Army show in E Europe and a Navy to give more weight to the Navy as more and more bases SoOCiIEtTY: Same-sex marriage will continue to be passed by increasing numbers of state legislatures. And as direct result of the Gen. David Petraeus affair, private behavior between consenting adults will no longer be a governmental concern unless an individual wields chain-of-command or other power over another person. SupUPREmME Cou COURt T : C Conservative Judges Antonin Scalia and Anthony K Kennedy will be 80 in 2016 and neither of them is likely to resign because they will not want Pres. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., served until he was 90) but should they have? Only a constitutional amendment can escause the current court has seemingly valued ideology over tory age limit amendment. WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift

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by Richard Williams and Michael DeVuyst, Journal sports writersLiberty Countys defense kept the Blountstown Tigers from taking advantage of early Bulldog miscues while the Tiger defense allowed two long scoring drives in a 14-7 Liberty County win over Blountstown on Nov. 23 in Bristol. The win secured the Class A, Region 2 Championship for the Bulldogs and marked Libertys second win over Blountstown this season. quarter scoring threats by the Tigers. Blountstown received the opening kickoff and was forced to punt after three plays. The punt bounced into a Liberty Bulldog 25-yard line. Blountstown ran seven plays to get down to the seven-yard line and elected to attempt a 24-yard The Tiger defense forced Liberty to punt and a heavy rush forced a rushed punt that was downed at the LCHS 45-yard line. The Tigers moved the ball to the Liberty 26 but Alex Marlowe intercepted a Hunter Jordan pass in the end zone to stop the Blountstown drive. Libertys offense then took over on the BHS 20-yard line and put together a 16-play 80-yard drive, eating up seven one-yard run by Harold Armstrong with 7:03 remaining in Liberty the 7-0 lead. Liberty County fumbled the ball away with 2:12 remainTiger punt to preserve the 7-0 Liberty lead at the half. Both teams traded punts to open the second half. The Tiger punt almost ended in disaster for Liberty County. The ball appeared to hit the Bulldog punt returner and a pack of Tigers squirted harmlessly into the end zone for a touchback. Tiger Head Coach Greg Jordan said Blountstowns inability to convert Liberty mistakes into points cost his team. We were not able to get any points off of three Bulldog miscues, Jordan said. We recovered a muffed punt on our the ball. He continued, The biggest mistake on our part was not recovering the muffed punt midway through the third quarter. We had a chance to recover the ball on their one-yard line but the ball squirted into the end zone for a touchback. Liberty keeps possession and scores on that drive. Thats a 14-point swing and the difference in the ball game. LCHS Head Coach Grant Grantham liked the strong play of his defense that kept the Tigers off the board until late in the game. Our defense really stood tall and shut them out early when they had opportunities to score, Grantham said. A lot of our his best game ever as a Liberty County Bulldog, and then you have others like Jacob Phinney, Chance Peterson, and Teryal Jenkins that made plays for us when we really needed them. He continued, I really thought our ability to put together long clock-killing drives also made a big difference because we got points from two of them and we kept their offense off One of those clock-killing drives came after the punt that shot into the end zone. This time the Bulldogs went 80 yards on 13 plays. The big play on the drive was a 30-yard pass Marlowe was streaking down the home sideline and the ball was thrown about four yards inside the route Marlowe was running and into a group of three Tiger defenders. As one defender waited on the ball to arrive with his arms outstretched, Marlowe cut inside and made a leaping grab ending in a tackof the drive was another Armstrong run, this time from eight yards out. Espinozas extra point extended the Liberty lead to 14-0 with 1:51 to play in the third quarter. The Tigers were able to move the ball on their next possession and got down to the Bulldog 27-yard line. Once again the Bulldog defense stiffened and a fourth and three pass fell incomplete in the end zone giving the Bulldogs the ball back on downs with 8:31 remaining in the game. A 20-yard run by Marlowe and a Tiger penalty helped LCHS move the ball to the Tiger 24. Liberty was unable to convert pass attempts on third and fourth down and the Tigers took over on offense with 4:12 left in the game. As the Bulldogs appeared to give more cushion in the secondary, the Tigers threw the ball on nine of eleven plays as they marched to their only score of the night. Blountstown converted one fourth down play on the drive before Hunter Jordan hit Alex Mayorga on a screen pass that covered 11 yards for a touchdown. The extra point by Bennett was good, but only 26.5 seconds remained in the game. Liberty recovered the onside kick and needed just one snap to run out the clock and get the 14-7 victory to advance to the Class A state 117 yards and one interception. Bulldog quarterback Watson was three of nine for 55 yards with no interceptions. Marlowe led the Bulldogs with one catch for 30 yards and 12 carries for 54 yards. Javakiel Brigham and Jordan both rushed for 33 yards on 11 carries for Blountstown. On defense Anthony Wyrick had 17 tackles and Corin Peterson had 12. Michael Robinson led Liberty with 14 tackles. Class A, Region 1 champion Northview. Liberty comes into Grantham said it is great to have won the regional title, but added his team has an opportunity to do more. you know everyone has earned the right to keep playing, so we know it is going to be a tough ball game, Grantham said. team brings their best game we can keep playing. Northview presents a lot of challenges to us, but I think we do the same for them.Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 NOVEMBEROVEMBER 28, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 LCHS & BHS FOOTBALLBulldogs prepare for game tickets will be $9 at 7:30 p.m. (ET). The Bulldogs will be hosting the NorthSeries passes will be honored. The rules for admission and the no authority to alter these guidelines. at the high school to help eliminate standing in line.Liberty claims Region 2 Championship with 14-7 victory over Blountstown Libertys Dustin Watson (#6) looks for an opening to throw the ball. ABOVE: Bulldog Blake Prescott (#70) waits for the signal to snap the ball to Dustin Watson (#6) at the beginning of the play. RIGHT: Libertys Harold Armstong (#34) hits Tiger quarterback Hunter Jordan (#14) as he releases a pass. BELOW LEFT: Blountstowns Dewayne Larramore (#55) crawls across Libertys Hunter Jaikin (#71) towards the football. Larramore recovered the fumble, but the Tigers failed to take advantage of the turnover. BELOW RIGHT: Libertys Ben Beckwith (#10) tackles Blountstowns Javakiel Brigham (#24). Photos by Tony Shoemake and Daniel WilliamsABOVE: Bulldogs Ryan Reisglu (#18), Micheal Robinson (#22) and Landon Bruffett (#3) sandwich-tackle Blountstowns Alex Mayorga (#22) as he hangs on to the ball. ABOVE: Javakiel Brigham (#24), Jay Williams (#51) and Hunter Jordan (#14) represent Blountstown as they move to with the Bulldogs for the coin toss. RIGHT: BHS quarterback Hunter Jordan (#14) hands off to Alex Mayorga (#22). BELOW: Libertys Alex Marlowe (#5) is tackled by two Tigers as the Bulldog blockers watch from the ground. ABOVE: Bulldog Alex Marlowe (#5) tries to move past Blountstowns Dewayne Larramore (#55). BELOW: Libertys Micheal Robinson (#22) and Chase Taylor (#53) turn to the home crowd and celebrate after Liberty won the Class A, Region 2 championship.

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*Wednesday, Nov. 28 FCCLA Winter Council. Seventh grade Talent Search and JazzMaTazz at Chipola College. *Thursday, Nov. 29 JV/V Basketball at Cottondale from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. *Friday, Nov. 30 FCA Breakfast at Altha FBC hosted by Poplar Head at 7 a.m. STEM Regional Forum *Monday, Dec. 3 Fall Sports Banquet at 6 p.m. *Tuesday, Dec. 4 JV/V Basketball vs. Poplar Springs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Altha Calendar of Events Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 HOSFORD SSChHOOL FIRST nNInNE WEEK h HOnNOR ROLL ALT THA SSChHOOL FIRST nNInNE WEEK h HOnNOR ROLL LCHS seniors offering gift wrapping Dec. 3-20The LCHS Seniors will be offering Gift Wrapping to the community to assist with the cost of the 2012-13 Senior trip beginning Monday, Dec. 3-20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the LCHS Library. The cost for this service will be: $1 small, $3 medium (shirtbox) and $5 large. Any donations are welcomed and appreciated.Althas Kids of Character for Oct.Principal Ladona Kelley proudly announces Altha Schools Kids of Character for the month of Oct. demonstrating the character trait of Patience. FroRONtT row ROW from left: Madison Baez, McKinli Johnson, P.J. William Truax and Rachel Smith. SecoECONdD row ROW : Ashley Feldman, Dustin Branch, Emmaleigh Presley and Autumn N Nichols. ThHIrdRD row ROW : Lane Edenfield, Jacob N N ichols, Cain Dykes, Dakota Recker and Joseph Moore. Wildcats begin basketball seasonThe Altha Wildcats opened their 2012-13 regular season by hosting the Ponce de Leon Pirates. The Junior Varsity Wildcats held a 19-17 point at the end of the third quarter. But they saw that lead slip away in the fourth quarter as the Pirates pulled out a 32-24 victory. Johnny Aaron and Sawyer OBryan were coleading scorers for Altha, each scoring 7 points. The Varsity Wildcats quarter lead and never looked back on their way to a 66-31 1A District 3 win. Wildcat Kent Rogers led all scorers with 29 points, including two three-pointers. Justin Waldroff pumped in 17 points, including a three-pointer and he was a perfect 10for-10 from the free throw line. Zack Morris was good for 13 points. seniors on the team this year. They are Alex Platts, Jae Fielder, Corey Barton, Ryan Wood and Justin Waldroff.ALTLTHA SCSCHOOLOOL continued on page 15 *Wednesday, Nov. 28 Girls Basketball vs. Bay HavenHome at 1:30 p.m. and then FCA Huddle during both lunches. *Thursday, Nov. 29 Boys Basketball vs. MariannaHome at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. *Thursday, Nov. 30 Final Science Fair Paper Due, Girls Basketball vs. West Gadsden-Away at 3:30 p.m. Boys Basketball vs. West GadsdenAway at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.BES Calendar of Events

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FCCLA District one meeting was held November 16 in Marianna. Altha had 14 members attending. Carr had 10 members attending. er. ation assisted Brason English, State President-Elect, in NOVEMBER 28, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 Listen to Steven Seay and Glenn Millers play by play of the State ball game with Liberty High School Bulldogs as they play Northview High School Chiefs in Bristol Friday night Nov. 30 on K102.7 at 6:30 p.m. (CT). Also you can catch all the game action after Swap Shop Saturday, Dec. 1 with Michael Wahlquist and Jay Taylor.RRADIOO FOOOOTBBALL O ON WYBBT AND WPHKListen to football on WYBT and WPHK. This week.. Fine Jewelry & Gifts The Diamond Corner Weve got the perfect gift for your family and friends. enesay ursay riay D uesay Pea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417SCHOOL LLUNCHMENUNov. 2 Dec. 4Laban BBontrager, DMMD, M Monica BBontrager, DMMD Bristol Dental Clinic* Each breakfast includes a choice of assorted cereal, whole wheat buttered toast and juice. CALHOUN LLIBERTY MenusENUS SPONSORED BY:enesay ursay riay D uesay Liberty Post & Barn Pole Inc.DempseyEMPSEY BarronARRON RoadOAD, BristolRISTOL (OffFF HwyWY 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995WeE'VeE GOtT the THE FeENCeE p POStTS t T O MeetEET y YOUR NeeEEDS.Altha and Carr attend FCCLA Dist. meeting Nov. 16 Pictured above are the Altha members who attended the District 1 FCCLA meeting. BELOW LEFT: Carr School students attending the district meeting. RIGHT: The Yon, Megan Mantecon, Collin Mears and Emily Sewell. Blountstown FBLA plans blood drive December 3blood donor. High School.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 OBITUARIES 674-5449 or 643-5410Visit us online: www.adamsfh.com I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart. I am never without it, anywhere I go, my friend. Id give anything to talk to you again and celebrate your 30th birthday with you. Lifes just not the same without my sister and best friend by my side. I cant wait till the day I can see your smiling face again. In Loving Memory ofRAMSEY LAYNE BrR OWNNovember 29, 1982 ~ July 30, 2012We Love You and Miss You So Much! Krista & TaylorJAMES BB. OOBBRYAnN CRAWFORDVILLEJames B. O O Bryan, 91, of Crawfordville, passed away W W ednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 in Tallahassee. He was born in A Altha July 4, 1921 to R Roy and D Della (Thomas) O OBryan. He lived in A Altha before moving to Crawfordville in the 60s and was retired from the FFlorida DDivision of FForestry. He was preceded in death by his parents, R Roy and D Della (Thomas) O OBryan; his wife, Janet E E. (LLeber) O OBryan and one brother, EElmer OOBryan. Survivors include his long term caregiver, Stacy Brown L Larman of Panacea; one brother, J.AA. O OBryan and his wife, Marilyn of Bristol; one sister, D D oris Stewart and her husband, Percy of Bristol, several nieces and nephews and other extended family.F Family received friends Saturday, Nov. 24. Graveside services were held Sunday, Nov. 25 at Sunny Hill Cemetery near A Altha. A Adams F Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements. NELMER MM. HALLFORD A ALth THANelmer M. Hallford, 83, of A Altha, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in Panama City. She was born near Youngstown A Aug. 12, 1929 to the late W W illiam E Ervin and A Annie L Lou (Sapp) McClain. She was a homemaker and was a member of the L Living Spirit Community Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, W W illiam and A Annie L Lou McClain; her husband, L Leroy Joseph Hallford and one grandson, RRonald LLee Hallford. Survivors include one son, R Roy L Lee Hallford and his wife, R Rose of A Altha; one daughter, D Dorothy A Adkins and her husband, I Ivey of A Altha; two brothers, L L yndall McClain and his wife, Sonya of A A ltha and Collivee McClain and his wife, Joan of AApalachicola; one sister, L Lorine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.F Family will receive friends W W ednesday, Nov. 28 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home followed by a procession to the cemetery. Graveside services will be held W W ednesday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. at Carver Cemetery with R Reverend D David A Adams F Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. O Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com.E EARL BB. BBURKE HOsSFORDEEarl B. Burke, 74, of Hosford, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 in Tallahassee. He was a retired lineman and a member of the Crusader R Restoration Ministries in Bristol. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, D Delois W W atts Burke of Hosford; four sons, R Richard, D Douglas, D Dewayne and his wife, Binky and D Darrell Burke and his companion, R Renae, all of Hosford; one daughter, A Angela Burke of Carrabelle, one sister, F Faye Nell Samanie and her husband, L Lawrence of Hosford; one brother, Melvin Burke of Hosford, 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.F Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Services will be held W W ednesday, Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. at W W esleyan Community Center in Hosford. I Interment will follow in Sanders Cemetery. Charles McClellan F Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. HAL DDUnNCAnN FFLETChHER, SSR. GREEnsbNSBOROHal D D uncan F F letcher, Sr., 92, of Greensboro, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at home. He was born November 4, 1920 in Greensboro. He was one of eight children of Thomas Bertelle F Fletcher and Mary E Elvira Hentz F F letcher. A After graduating from Greensboro High School, he attended the University of F Florida where he was a member of the Phi E Eta Sigma academic excellence fraternity. He was a stockholder in and co-manager of F Fletcher Company from 1939 to 1951. He was the owner of F Fletcher F Ford Tractor Company from 1951 until he retired in 1988. He was also a shade tobacco farmer. He was an avid outdoorsman; loved turkey hunting, bird many of these traditions on to his sons and grandchildren. He established a scholarship at A Auburn University in memory of one of the F Ford Tractor Company executives. He was a member of Highland Hunt Club, Sawano Club and Gadsden Country Club. He was also a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was most proud and instrumental in ensuring that each of his seven children obtained a college degree. Suber F F letcher; oldest daughter, Kay F F letcher Kincaid; one brother, E Edward F Fletcher; twin brother, Howard F Fletcher; one sister, LLouise FFletcher EEyster. Survivors include his wife of almost 64 years, Jean Gard F Fletcher; seven children, Hal D Duncan F Fletcher, Jr. and his wife, Carole, Mary F Fletcher Meloni and her husband, A Alberto, Taylor Gard F Fletcher and his wife, E Elizabeth, Thomas Bertelle F Fletcher, III III and his wife, D Denise, D David Mark F Fletcher and his wife, Martha and Jean Milicent F Fletcher; three brothers, D Dr. T. Bert F Fletcher, Jr., D Dr. John F Fletcher, Sr., Max F Fletcher, Sr.; one sister, D Dr. Helen F Fletcher Sams, 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.F Family will receive friends one hour prior to services in the church parlor. Services will be held W W ednesday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in Quincy. Charles McClellan F Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. The family wants to thank Big Bend Hospice, Hattie Harper, Thelma R Rittman and Hilda Garcia for the wonderful care given during his illness. I In Centenary United Methodist Church, Big Bend Hospice, or the charity of your choice.C COLLIS RRAnNDALL RRAnNDY TTREVISOnNE BLOuntstUNTST OWnNCollis R R andall R R andy Trevisone, 50, of Blountstown, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of Blountstown and was of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nora D Dorch Pierce and one sister, Crystal Scott. Survivors include father, R Ralph H. Trevisone of V V aldosta, GAA; his stepfather, Carl Hallopeter and his wife, Mary L L. Hughes; two brothers, Michael E Eric Pierce of Clarksville and Stephen Joseph Pierce of Scotts F Ferry; several nieces and nephews, A Aaron, A Ambria, Megan Julian, Gabriel, E Edan, Christian and A Ashton Pierce and Sean Scott and other extended family.F Family will receive friends W W ednesday, Nov. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at A Adams F Funeral Home Chapel. I Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery. A Adams F Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. O Online condolences may be made at www.adamsfh.com. PATRICIA Ann ANN POSEY BRIstST OLPatricia A Ann Posey, 71, of Bristol, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in Blountstown. She was born September 23, 1941 in Madison County, AL AL and had lived in Bristol for the past 10 years, coming from St. Petersburg. She was a retired sales clerk with D Dollar General in Bristol. She was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Posey of Bristol, D Denise and Gwendolyn Stewart, both of New York; one son, W W illiam L Lem Posey of Cannon, PA A; three sisters, Margie Kendrick of Huntsville, AL AL and D Debbie Sisk and Toni L LaVV ine, both of Hazel Green, AL AL and three grandchildren. Memorial services are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Peavy FFuneral Home. Peavy F Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements. CCharles MMcCClellan FFuneral 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 experienceC Call us Let us explain how we can conveniently handle arrangements in Liberty County. TT elephone (850) 674-2266 YY our hometown funeral home since 1994A Hometown Funeral Director You Can Trust and Depend On!Funeral Services with Dignity, Caring and Professionalism. MMarlon PeavyPeavy FFuneral Home& CCrematory WhWHAt T bBEttTTER t TRIbutBUTE c CAnN th THERE bBE? EEAST GADSDEnN UnUNIT P.OO. BBox 563, Quincy 32353Honor your loved ones by making their memory part of our best efforts to defeat cancer. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society.

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 Syrup Making Time at the settle mentABOVE: Kids play in the stalks of sugar cane. RIGHT: Some product shown in the syrup house. Sugar Cane Syrup Making Day is one of the many ways folks at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement keep old traditions alive, training volunteers to take the ingredients through the process to create a delicious homemade treat enjoyed for generations. Visitors were able to watch the process this past Saturday and those who came early enough were treated to a little breakfast with their cane syrup. DAnNIEL WILLIAMSp PHOTOS

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 After commissioners voted to take away the county administrator title, OBryan walked to the podium to speak. I dont care what yall call me. I really dont care He reminded them, Whatever you do, you still assistant county administrator in place. So what does had left him disillusioned. The reason I was ever even involved in all this stuff decision was made. I want to make sure the people we take action at a workshop; if they planned to make a as well. OBryans response prompted a few smiles. My love Flowers replied, Im hated often, too...dont feel In the interim, the county administrators duties have OTHER ACTION TAKENIn other action at the Nov. 20 regular meeting of the Calhoun County Commission: SOONNY OOBRBR YANcontinued from the front page Woodworkers, tinkers and collectors found plenty to look over as an array of tools and hardware were spread out on white tablecloths and displayed in glass cases at the Nov. 17 tool show held in the Frink Gym at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown. At top, a sign on a table offers a selection of free tools in the Pioneer Settlement.DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 WEE SEELL GUNSnapaonline.comBuyUY SellELL & tra TRADeE WithITH an AN a AD inIN TheHE JournalOURNAL ClaLASSiIFieIEDS. MMens, ladies and childrens clothes. Many items for the home. New items arriving daily. Everyone is invited to shop at the CalhounLiberty Ministry Center store on Hwy. 20 E. in Blountstown. Phone 674-1818. UFFN ELECTRONICSComputer, keyboard, printer and accessories, $250. Call 379-8075.11-21, 11-28VV erizon B Blackberry Storm phone, touch screen, new condition, $100. Call 674-1344. 11-21, 11-28 FURNITUREChest with 4 drawers, $35. Call 237-2644. 11-21, 11-28BBunk beds, make offer. Call 6743264. 11-21, 11-28Antique wardrobe. Needs mirror & one coffee table, all solid wood, $100. Glass coffee table, $20. S Solid wood corner table, $35. Call 6749161. 11-21, 11-28Pink BBoppie musical chair for infant, $15. S Small white crib with extra mattress, $20. Blue play yard, $15. W W ooden crib/play yard, $25. Girls W Winnie the Pooh walker, $15. Call 674-9161. 11-21, 11-28Large dresser brown, $50. Call 674-1344. 11-21, 11-28Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFFN APPLIANCESGas dryer, $75. Gas hot water heater, $75. Call 674-1344. 11-21, 11-28Kenmore washing machine, brand new, $300. Call 674-1344. 11-21, 11-28 TRUCKS2 008 Dodge R Ram pickup, V6, 123,000 miles, metallic red, $10,500 11-21, 11-28 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FFREE for 2 weeks. ITEMS FOR SALEChristmas ornaments, never used items, cross & angel ornaments, very cheap. Call 643-2060. 11-28, 12-5Smoker, 12 gallon on a trailer, $700 OBO. Call 557-2638. 11-28, 12-5MMarcy weight bench W WM367, brand new with 45 lbs. in weights. Call 320-4911. 11-28, 12-5EElliptical exercise machine, $75 OBO. Call 447-4512. 11-28, 12-5Georgia boots, kids size 2, great condition, $45. Elliptical machine, $40. Call 643-7705. 11-28, 12-5Xbox games, three, $7 each. Xbox 360 game $7 each. Controller $10. Call 643-7705. 11-28, 12-5MMens clothes, all items new and never worn, mens W W rangler Jeans 36x32, long sleeve dress shirts, size 16/32/33. S Short sleeve dress shirt size 15 1/2. Three mens v-neck tshirts, size medium. All $25 OBO. (850) 580-3335. 11-28, 12-5Wheelchair lift for sliding door van, $200. Call Ron at (850) 774-6666.11-28, 12-5Two computer games, $40 each. Call 674-3264. 11-28, 12-5PSP games, PSSII games, $5 each. W Will sell all at once or individually. W W edding dress, size 18-20, full length, $65. Call 237-2644. 11-21, 11-28Antique bottles of all kinds. F For more information, call (850) 6701102. 11-21, 11-28Coin collection book: quarters (2 Barber, 3 W W ashington); dimes (6 Barber, 9 Mercury, 4 Roosevelt); nickels (84 Liberty Head, 32 Buffalo, 30 Jefferson, 11 W W ar 42-45) and pennies (77 Indian Head), $475 OBO. Call 674-6242. 11-21, 11-28Treadmill, $100. Call 447-1542.11-21, 11-28Little girl dresses, sizes 7-10, from 3 to 8 dollars each. Call 643-2458. 11-21, 11-28Shower, 6.6x36x36 with faucet, $120. Call 762-3455. 11-21, 11-28 For Rent in ALTHaA762-9555 or 762-8597Very NICE *2 & 3 BDD trailers.WWith lawn service 5 x 10 .....$27 10 x 10 ....$43 10 x 20 ....$70 10 x 25 ....$90M & W SELFSTORAGE RRENTALs SCall 573-5255, 762-9555, 762-8807 or 762-8597 7 days a week service UFFN BDD, 1 1/2 BA TownhousesBRISTOL 643-7740 FOR RENT BLOUNTSTOWN 2000 Dodge pickup truck, green, 180,000 miles. Call (850) 5758194. 11-21, 11-28 CARS1991 Ford Contour, 2 liter, 4 cyl. engine, automatic, cold AC, silver, power windows/doors, very clean, 108,000 miles, $3,500 OBO. Call 643-6495. 11-28, 12-5 VEHICLE ACCESSORIESMMichelin XLT tires, 255x70x16, good condition, no cracks or damage, good tread with minor wear on edges. F Four tires for $120. Call 674-8385. 11-21, 11-28Tires, set of 4, P225 R60-16, new, in great condition, $100. Call 6433210. 11-21, 11-28Fiberglass camper shell,S S10 pickup. At Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFFNUsed tires: four tubeless radials size P225/50R17935 at the Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFFN HUNTING/FISHINGClimbing tree stand with rope, like new, $100 OBO. Call 643-2226.11-28, 12-5 Tri-Land Inc. Broker(813) 253-3258l 10 to 15 ACRE TRaACtTSFrom $600 downOWNER FINANCINGNoNO QUALIfFYING OPEN NoNOWU-P P ick Tomatoes & PPeppers JacACKSonON FarmFARMS inIN GranRAND RiIDgeGE(850) 592-5579 Bring Your Own Bucket! WANTED: REREAL EESTATEE WWill buy 10 to 1,000 acres, reasonably priced. Immediate closing. Call (850) 544-5441 or (850) 570-0222 For Rent in BLLOUNTTSTTOWN Call 674-1000 or 674-1706 Nice Apartment Good location downtown, walk to everything. Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.(First Saturday of every month) Public is invited.18098 NWW County Rd. 12AUCTION643-7740 Col. James WW Copeland AB1226/AU0001722 Free FREE SetupETUP ForOR yar YARD SaleALE everyEVERY SaturSATURDayAY Bristol Mobile H Home for Rent $400 month + $300 depositCall (850) 363-2849 2 BDD, 1 BA House, Central Heat & AC. 2 BDD, 1 BA House Updated throughout, All new appliances, Central Heat & AC.~ NOO PEETS PLEEASEE ~Rental Units I B Call 643-6646 $400 EACHCCall 643-2563AKC La A B PUppPPIESFFather trained to retrieve. Champion bloodlines on fathers side. FFather is British Lab. Blockheads ready 11-26. Mother also on site. SSOLD

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 STARSCOPEFAMOMOUS BBIRRTHDAYSARRIEES MMar 21/Apr 20 Aries, while theres much about a situation that you dont underin on all the details you need to know to get the job done. TAURRUS Apr 21/MMay 21 Taurus, confrontation will get you nowhere. It is better to avoid any troublesome parties and simply go on with your days. No need to put monkey wrenches in the plans. GEMEMINI MMay 22/Jun 21 on what you need to get done, Gemini. Things are about to get more hectic, and it will help to know what is on your schedule in the coming days. CANCERER Jun 22/Jul 22 There is no need to put off romantic endeavors, Cancer. Make time to further relationships, and you will be happier for having made the additional effort. LEOEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, a casual encounter with an old friend goes by like no time has elapsed at all. Agree to keep in touch and spend more time together going forward.V VIRRGOO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, there are too many messes to clean up, so instead of digging in you may just decide to procrastinate a little longer. Just be sure to make up the time later on. LIBRBRA Sept 23/OOct 23 for you, Libra. But often you SCORORPIOO OOct 24/Nov 22 Certain challenges may be tough to conquer, Scorpio. But with the right help you can get the job done. Gemini may be your shining light this week. SAGITTARRIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 There is no point in speculating Keep track of your deposits and withdrawals so you have a handle on all accounts. CAPRRICORORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Now is not the time to leap without looking, Capricorn. You have to be cautious with your choices and actions this time of the month. Dont make waves so close to the holidays. AQUARRIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, although you do plenty, someone around the house could really use some more assistance from you. It may take some juggling of your schedule to accomplish. PISCEES Feb 19/MMar 20 Usually your outpouring of creative juices is unstoppable, Pisces. This week you could have a little trouble thinking up new ideas.Week of Nov. 25 ~ Dec. 1NOVEMBER 25 Christina Applegate, NOVEMBER 26 Tina Turner, Singer (73) NOVEMBER 27 Sharlto Copley, Actor (39) NOVEMBER 28 Judd Nelson, Actor (53) NOVEMBER 29 Jon Knight, Singer (44) NOVEMBER 30 Billy Idol, Singer (57) DECEMBER 1 Woody Allen, Writer/Director (77) THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNALCLASSIFIEDSTo place your ad, call 643-3333 by noon Eastern Time on Monday. Non-business ads run FREE for 2 weeks. 1994 Conquest Gulf Stream travel trailer, 5th wheel, 30 feet long, sleeps 6, queen size bed, new tires, used very little and in good condition, $5,000. Call 674-8376. 11-28, 12-5 LOST/FOUNDFOOUND: Calico cat, mostly black, a small tan smudge on nose. Found south of Blountstown on Hwy. 71. Call 674-3888. 11-28, 12-5LOOST: B Big gray cat, striped, purple collar with a bell. Last seen on Peggy Foxworth Lane south of Rex Lumber. If seen, please call 6435676. 11-21, 11-28 YARD SALESBBLOOUNTSTO OWN Garage sale, Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 7 a.m. (CT) located at 20277 NE Hentz Ave. Christmas items, furniture, tools, toys, clothing and much more. Phone 674-7952. Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 8 a.m. Located on Hwy. 71 N at Trailer City. No early birds, please. Phone 674-6520. HOOSFORORD Multi-family sale, Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 9 a.m. behind Sanders Cemetery. A lot of stuff, clothes, dishes, assorted items, bed mattresses (queen and full size). Phone 447-1467. CLARRKSVVILLEE Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 8 a.m. (CT). Located on 2nd right past General Store. Clothes, Christmas items and more. Cancel if rain or extreme cold. Call 6748139. pound miter saw, used very little. 12 tilt head band saw and 1/3 sheet pad sander. Call 643-3007 or 6435622. 11-21, 11-282007 Lowes pull-behind trailer, weighs 250 lbs., $350. Call 5674042 or 379-3002. 11-21, 11-28 WANTEDEElectric stove. Call 674-3264.11-21, 11-28RRoom to rent in B Blountstown with private bath. I am married, spouse lives away, I am a non-smoker, non drinker, a health care worker on temporary 1-3 month assignment. I will pay $350 per month, cash. Call (239) 898-8721. 11-21, 11-28Need someone to help install kitchen cabinets, reasonable. Call 674-3264. 11-21, 11-28Young laying hens. Call 447-4042 or 379-3002. 11-21, 11-28 WATER WELL SUPPLIESDo you need parts for That Darn Pump? We have capacitors, relays, control boxes, pressure switches, check valves, foot valves, air volume control valves, wire, pumps, tanks and much more. Available 7 days a week until 9 p.m. Repair questions are welcomed. Call us at That Darn Pump at 643-4357. BPA/UFN CAMPER1998 Cardinal 5th Wheel, two slides, looks nice, $6,000 OBO. Call (937) 287-6367 in Blountstown. 11-28, 12-5 PETS/SUPPLIESBBasset Hound, free to a good home. Call 447-1336. 11-28, 12-5Dog kennel, chain link 4x8, $50. Call 363-6287. 11-28, 12-5White E English B Bulldog 8 weeks old, parents on premises, 3 F & 1 M, $100 each. Call 209-2604. 11-28, 12-5Grown cats neutered, shots and wormed. Free to good homes. Call 762-8915.11-21, 11-28 HOMES & LAND1/2 acre of land on N. 22nd Street Anex in Blountstown. Comes with septic tank, utility pole and access to city water, $12,000. Call 447-0201.11-28, 12-51993 Homes of M Merit 28x60, 3 BD, 2 BA mobile home. One owner, large rooms, walk-in closets, vaultbedrooms. Very clean and in excellent condition. Must be moved. Includes, carport, large screened porch, two small porches, washer and dryer, 25 cu. ft. refrigerator, dishwasher and some furniture, $29,500 for everything. Call 6748385. 11-21, 11-28 EQUIPMENTPoulan Pro mower, 38 cut, fuel system recently rebuilt, needs new blades and grass chute, $400. Call 363-6287. 11-28, 12-5Tools: all kinds available, carpenter and mechanic. 10 Delta ComSmall Town T om A CaARTOON BY MIKE BaBARNHOUSE

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 (Quincy, FL)Higdon Furniture Co. Fax resumes to (850) 627-2486 CLJ JOB MARKET Must have a Class B CDL with Hazmat. Experience not necessary but go to website:HyTemp GasHwy. 20 Blountstown 674-4881or at www.southalabamagas.org.Stretch your advertising dollars with an advertisement in THE JOURNAL! MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: COMPENSATION Applications will be received from: Nov. 20, 2012 Dec. 4, 2012 Start Date: Dec. 10, 2012MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: obtain one. COMPENSATION Applications will be received from: Nov. 16, 2012 Dec. 7, 2012 Starting Date: Dec. 10, 2012MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: area. COMPENSATION: Applications will be received from: Starting Date: LIBERTY COUNTY ScC HOOl L BBOARD AANNOUNc C Es SJOB OPENINGS LEGAlL No OTIcCEIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY Case No.ca Division vs. HOBER ALLEN, JONATHAN ALLEN, et. al. NOOTICEE OOF ACTIOON HOBER ALLEN MENCE AT THE NW CORthe THE FLORIDA. the Complaint. Honorable Robert Hill WASHINGTONThe Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has purchased land for two new national cemeteries in Florida. We are pleased to expand burial service to families in the Sunshine State where so many Veterans live, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. Acquiring this land is a key step forward in bringing these national shrines to Florida. VA plans to construct one of the cemeteries in central eastern Florida between the cities of Daytona and Melbourne and the other in northwestern Florida, in the Tallahassee area. Together, the facilities will serve an estimated population of 247,000 Veterans and family members who are not currently served with an open national, state or tribal Veterans cemetery within 75 miles of their residence. VA completed acquisition of the central eastern Florida property July 31 and paid $2 million for 318 acres of land. The property, formerly known as Acosta Groves, is located on U.S. Route 1 in northern Brevard County in Scottsmoor, approximately two miles from Interstate 95.    VA purchased the Tallahassee property for $6.8 million Aug. 14. The 250-acre parcel is in Leon County with frontage along U.S. Highway 27 (Apalachee Parkway). VA purchased the land from the St. Joe Company, one of Floridas largest also serve Veterans in southwestern Georgia. VA has opened three new national cemeteries in ville National Cemetery (2009), Sarasota National Cemetery (2009) and South Florida National Cemetery (2007). Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell opened in 1988 and is now the second busiest VA national cemetery in the country with 6,728 interments teries across the nation, the state of Florida is home to six national cemeteries that rank among the top 32 busiest by interment workload. Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, established in 1868, serves Floridas western panhandle and southern Alabama. A recent expansion of the historic cemetery ensures that it will remain open with a full range of burial options for decades to come. Bay Pines National Cemetery was established in burials since 1989. The facility still offers cremation burial sites.  St. Augustine National Cemetery, established in 1881, has been closed since 1997. Veterans with a discharge issued under conditions other than dishonorable, their spouses and eligible dependent children can be buried in a VA national cemetery. Also eligible are military personnel who die on active duty, their spouses and eligible dependents. erans, regardless of whether they are buried in a national cemetery or a private cemetery, include and a government headstone or marker. Families of eligible decedents may also order a memorial headstone or marker when remains are not available for interment. In the midst of the largest expansion since the Civil War, VA operates 131 national cemeteries in 39 states and Puerto Rico and 33 soldiers lots and monument sites. More than 3.8 million Americans, buried in VAs national cemeteries on more than 20,000 acres of land. Internet at www.cem.va.gov, or by calling VA reburial arrangements at any VA national cemetery at the time of need, call the National Cemetery

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL NOVEMBER 28, 2012 SPORTSCory Cox, Ridge Read play last FSU home gameCory Cox (#47) and Ridge Read (#22) played their last home game as seniors for Florida State University against the University of Florida Saturday, Nov. 24, on Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. They were recognized along with their families prior to the game and took pictures with Coach Jimbo Fisher and wife, Candy. The players brought out roses for their mothers. Cox played high school football for the Blountstown Tigers while Read played for the Liberty County Bulldogs. They played against each other in the annual rivalry game between the two teams in 2007, both as quarterbacks. Both were recruited to play football on the college level by different universities, Cox by the University of North Alabama and Read by Birmingham-Southern University. However, each realized their dream to play for their favorite school by transferring to Florida State University and walking on as non-scholarship players. There they became good friends as well as teama top tier Division 1 college football team. Over the years they endured near year-round room, hours of position and team meetings, as well as keeping up the pace in the classroom as collegiate student-athletes. Each were very successful in each endeavor and are, most importantly, on track to graduate; Cox in December with a Sports Management degree and Read in Spring 2013 with two majors, Business Management and Risk Management/Insurance and a minor in Hospitality Management. They are dreams of playing college football, especially the members and coaches. Im living the dream when I run out of that tunnel and onto Bobby Bowden Field, Ridge said. I am very thankful to my parents and Coach Grant Grantham at Liberty County High School for believing in me and making this happen for me along with all the teachers and administrators who ensured I was prepared academically. Im proud of Florida State University and the academic opportunities it has afforded me and look forward to the career it has prepared me for. I wouldnt trade it for the world. Im proud to be a Nole! Coach Granthams lucky shorts still in playby Richard Williams, Journal sports writerNot that Liberty County Coach Grant Grantham is superstitious, but he hopes to be wearing his favorite pair of shorts for the next couple of games regardless of the weather. After a 1-2 start, Grantham wore 37-6 win over Franklin County. He has worn the shorts for every game since as Liberty put together a nine-game win streak including two wins each over Bozeman and Blountstown. The playoff win over Bozeman meant wearing the shorts despite temperatures around 45 degrees. For his part, Grantham says he hopes to wear the shorts for two more games and says he will stay in the shorts regardless of how cold it gets. Grantham may have already survived his toughest weather of the year. The forecast for game day is a high of 74 and a low of 50 with no chance of rain. If the Bulldogs defeat Northtemperatures in Orlando are currently predicted to have a low in the mid-50 degree range.Coach Grantham is shown at right talking with his team after Friday nights win over the Blountstown Tigers. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOLCHS cheerleader to take part in New Years Parade in Londonby Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorNot long ago she was riding in the Liberty County Homecoming parade, wearing her Homecoming Queen crown. In a few weeks, shell be in another parade but this time, its likely someone wearing a crown will be watching her the Queen of England. Jessica Read, a 17-year-old senior at Liberty County High School, will be joining a group of cheerleaders who will perform in the 27th New Years Day Parade in London. Each year, the National Cheerleaders Association and the Universal Cheerleading Association select participants for their Spirit of America team, which represents them in parades and special events. Cheerleaders try out for a spot on the team during summer camps put on by the associations. This is Jessicas second year as a team member. Last year, Jessica took part in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, where she walked the three-mile route with approximately 300 cheerleaders from around the U.S. The group gave a minute-and-a-half performance. Between leading up to the parade, the group toured New York City, saw the Broadway show Sister Act and did plenty of shopping. She called last years experience amazing and is expecting more of the same at the end of this year. While she doesnt have all the details of the trip yet, she does know they will be wearing red, white and blue uniforms and will be touring the top sites, including Buckingham Palace. I leave the day after Christmas, she said. The parade will begin at Londons Ritz Hotel and end at Parliament Square in front of Big Ben. Over half a million people are expected to gather along the parade route, which is just over two miles long. * Much of Jessicas time revolves around cheerleading. She cheers for LCHS and for an area competitive cheering team, the Jags. When shes not practicing, shes coaching the 6, 7 and 8-year-old Tiny Mite cheerleaders. She remembers the impression the high school cheerleaders made on her when she was younger. When I was little, I looked up to Clara Foran, she said. Now, Im trying to be a good role model for all the little girls. The youngsters get plenty of encouragement from her. I just teach them the basics, she explained. She makes sure the girls know they need to use sharp motions and, most important of all, Dont tossed into the air during cheer stunts. As a cheerleader at LCHS, shes not allowed to take part in other sports. I dont think its held me back, she explained. I just love cheerleading so much....I like how we work as a team. She stays busy with cheer practice several times a week, and when getting ready for competitions with the Jags, shell add Sunday practices as well. But despite her years of training, she admits shes a bit of a klutz. Ive had two concussions and many sprained ankles, she said. Jessica is a back base for LCHS, during their performance, determining their routines as the game theyre cheering for changes. Im the most accident prone, she admits. Just this summer, I tore my meniscus under my knee doing a roundoff with a double backhand spring. It took a month to heal. Her teammates often joke theyre going to bubblewrap her to keep her from getting another injury. She said she takes precautions and wears ankle and wrist braces when shes tumbling. Her parents, Donnie Read and Angela Read, both of Bristol, are hoping she can stay injury-free through the new year so she can make the most of her trip. This Im really excited to see how things are outside of America and see the different sights, she said. And perhaps somewhere along the parade route, the homecoming queen will catch a glimpse of the Queen of England and maybe even exchange a royal wave.