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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: 12-05-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Bristol (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Liberty County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Liberty -- Bristol
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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Speak Up...17 Obituaries...17 Sikes signs softball scholarship...18 Classieds...20, 21 Outdoors Down South..23 Sheriff's Log...2 Tour of Homes...5 Scotts Ferry Redneck Christmas Parade...5 Birthdays...7 News from the Pews...8 Angel Enrique Ricky MoralesLoss ends Bulldogs run for a state titleAltha teen killed in single-vehicle wreck on CR 69A CLJNews.com WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 48JOURNAL THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY 50INCLUDES TAX BlountstownChristmas ParadeCrowns glittered, Shriners gave out toys and youd have to try real hard not to catch a piece of candy as the annual Christmas parade rolled through Blountstown Saturday night. See more inside on pages 12 & 13.DANIEL WILLIAMS and DAKODA BERG PHOTOSAngie Smith named Emergency Mgt. Director; Joe Wood named Public Works Director and Grant CoordinatorCalhoun Commission res Emergency Mgt. DirectorLCHS Football Coach Grant Grantham and two of his players console each other after a against Northview. See story page 19. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorTwo weeks after taking away Sonny OBryans position as County Administrator, the Calhoun County Commission voted to take the rest. He was fired at Tuesdays regular meeting by a 3-1 vote. Commissioner Darrell McDougald held the sole vote in favor of keeping OBryan on the job. Commissioner Truman Grant, who had voted to keep OBryan on as County Administrator at the previous meeting, was not present. The three newlyseated commissioners, Thomas Flowers, Lee Lee Brown and Lee Shelton, all voted to oust OBryan. OBryans duties as Emergency Management Coordinator have been turned over to the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator, Angie Smith. His responsibilities as Public Works Director and Grants Coordinator have been given to Joe Wood.See EM DIRECT OR FIRED on page 12See ALTHA TEEN KILLED continued on page 24by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorThere were plenty of tears at Altha High School (AHS) Monday morning for a young man whose greatest joy was making others happy. Eighteen-year-old Angel Enrique Ricky Morales, who graduated from the school last year, was killed after he lost control of a car on CR 69A in Jackson County Saturday. When AHS senior Deven Ferrell got a text this weekend notifying him that Ricky was in a fatal accident, he didnt believe it. Theres no way its Ricky, he thought. They had recently spoken. It had been a while since wed seen each other and we were making plans to hang out on the next weekend, he said. Now hes making different plans for Saturday. Instead of catching up with his friend, hell be attending his funeral. Ricky was traveling north on CR 69A around 11:45 a.m. when he entered a curve and the 2004 Ford Edge he was driving went off the road. According to the report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the right side tires went onto the grass shoulder of the road. He steered left and the vehicle began rotating counter-clockwise as it crossed both lanes and entered the west shoulder. The right side of the car hit a driveway culvert and went airborne. Ricky was ejected when the car overturned. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

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A 25-year-old Hosford woman who was already on state probation is being held without bond in the Liberty County Jail after being charged with domestic battery following Deputies were called to a Burlington Road residence physical altercation with her said when she stepped out to daughter were standing outside arguing seven minutes later when Hermanes pushed her to Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa EubanksBlountstown Police Dept.Nov. 26 through Dec. 2, 2012Citations issued: Accidents...............01 .................14 Special details Business alarms.....05 Residential alarms..........00 C omplaints CITY TIRE CO. We're your one-stop"Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" CITY TIRE IS YOUR ONE-STOP TIRE SHOP! TIRE ST ORE! "Authorized DEALER" Brakes Shocks MV5496 SH ERIFFS L OGCALHOUN COUNTYNovember 26 Jesse Kaufman, VOSP, resist arrest without violence, CCSO. driving with license suspended or revoked, CCSO. criminal mischief, domestic battery, CCSO. November 27 Tracy Stacy, VOCR, CCSO. November 28 DUI, BPD. VOP, CCSO. November 29 Zachary Carpenter, VOP, CCSO. VOP, CCSO. VOP, BPD. November 30 James Porter, grand theft auto, VOSP, CCSO. failure to appear (times 2), CCSO. December 1 criminal mis chief less than $200, trespassing, BPD. December 2 domestic battery, CCSO.LIBERTY COUNTYNovember 30 holding for CCSO, CCSO. December 2 Heather Hemanes, battery (domestic), LCSO. agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers Arrested? *Call for a free consultationJason D. Winn, P.A. (850) 222-7199 facing grand theft charges stemming from an incident bond was set at held on another charge out of According to the Calhoun owner of the stolen vehicle he answered the door to gathered towels from their home to help the pair cover He said for a ride and said someone was chasing him and trying the couple where they wanted to go and the three to go inside and get his girlfriend and children because he was concerned While the man was in while driving north on overturned before coming short distance and running JAMES PORTER HEATHER HERMANES Woman charged with battery for hitting and pushing motherKinard man in custody for stealing truck after showing up nude at couples home pulled over by Blountstown charge after he was observed and nearly causing a collision vehicle made a sharp turn and pulled into a driveway on South stated that he had consumed a couple of an alcoholic beverage coming from the Butler agreed and told the officer that he had just appeared confused when the He was held in the Calhoun County Jail Tallahassee man charged with DUIALPHONZO BUTLER cycle purchased for a recently stolen from Jody Anyone with informa tion regarding who might be responsible is urged to contact the Liberty CounInformation sought on stolen Christmas bike

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Breakfast with Santa! BLOUNTSTOWN Drugs 20370 Central Ave W BLOUNTSTOWN Phone (850)674-2222 Saturday, Dec. 8Let us print your Christmas cards today!$995FROM 8 A.M. T O 1 P.M. Order your 2013 Calendars20 cards for Packages start at$995Youngsters got some quality time with one of the important guys around these days when they enjoyed Breakfast with Santa (Cal Hayes) at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Saturday morning. LEFT: Jaylen Ojeda gets ready to recite her list of things der her Christmas tree. BELOW: David White cooks up pancakes and sausage. BOTTOM: A little girl gets a cup of hot chocolate. ABOVE: Kayson Small looks a little unsure but soon warmed up to the big guy. BELOW: Layla Mayo was all smiles. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTOS RIGHT: David White cooks up pancakes and sausage.

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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 DECEMBER 5, 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! 5,300 Wednesday, December 5 Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, December 10 Tuesday, December 11 Sunday, December 9 Saturday, December 8 Thursday December 6 Friday, December 7TODAYS MEETINGS 7 p.m., Altha VFD AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 6 p.m., City Hall 6 p.m., City Council Room on Angle St. 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 7 p.m., LC School Board Meeting Room 7 p.m., Bristol City Hall 7-8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, HosfordTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 5-8 p.m. (CT), WT Neal Civic Center, Blountstown 6:30 p.m., City Hall TODAYS 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 Courthouse 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall 7 p.m., Fire House 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown 6 p.m. in Court room 7 p.m. at Fire House Winter Wonderland ExpressVeterans Mem. Park 6:30 p.m.following Christmas Parade BIRTHDAY Kamren Anderson BIRTHDAY Patricia Pitts Johnson BIRTHDAY James Collins 7-8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford 6:30 p.m. Line up 5 p.m. Lights of Liberty Book signing at Pioneer Settlement planned Saturday BLOUNTSTOWN On Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Club House at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown, Dr. Brian R. Rucker will be presenting his new book, Treasures of the Panhandle: A Journey Through West Florida. The book explores each of the 12 panhandle counties and highlights their historical and ecological treasures. Calhoun County and adjacent counties are featured in this profusely illustrated book which makes an excellent Christmas present for those interested in exploring our own local heritage that we have in West Florida. Local photographer, Elam Stoltzfuz also contributes some of his wonderful photos to this celebration of our panhandles beautiful and historic sites. MARIANNAChipola College theatre director Charles Sirmon announces open auditions for the hit musical Hair spray, Jan. 7-8 at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a large girl with big hair and a kind heart, who has only one passion to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show and is quickly transformed into a teen celebrity. She then successfully sets out to vanquish the programs reigning princess, win the heart of the super handsome Link Larkin and racial ly integrate the television show. Sirmon will cast a minimum of 18 women and 14 men in named roles. He also will cast a dancing/singing ensemble. Some roles are race and gender for anyone interested in working with the backstage crew. For information, contact Sirmon at (850) 718-2227 or email sirmonc@ chipola.edu. Visit Chipola Theatre on Facebook or at www.chipola.edu.Auditions planned at Chipola for the musical HairsprayMARIANNA Chipola College Theatre will hold a free dance class dedicated to musical numbers from Hairspray Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Chipola theatre choreographer, Chris Manasco will lead the workshop in the Center for the Arts dance studio. No previous experience is needed. Dancers should be dressed to move and dance to this hit Broadway musical. The workshop is open to all community members age 14 and up. Auditions for Hairspray are Jan. 7-8. For more information contact Director of Theatre, Charles Sirmon, at (850) 718-2227 or sirmonc@chipola.edu. Dance workshop in Marianna Saturday Breeanna Reddick BIRTHDAYS Charles A. Buggs, Sr. Doris HutchisonMARIANNA Tomorrows lead ers in technology could be among the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle who will participate in Project Y-BALE (Youth for Broadband Awareness Lit eracy & Education). A program admin istered by AT&T, Y-BALE training will be provided for the girls Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on 2901 Caledonia Street in Marianna. Project Y-BALE offers relevant hands-on training in computer tech nology for Floridas youth, said Mary Rose Sirianni, Area Manager -External Affairs, AT&T Florida. AT&Ts goal is to educate Floridas youth on the value of wireless broadband in their commu nities by utilizing technology through a variety of media components including television, radio, web streaming and face-to-face education. Other activities in the Y-BALE train ing include cyber bullying, teen blogging, creating your own YouTube channel, using broadband technology to stay connected, Internet-based homework help and more. Girls participating will produce a one-two minute video emphasizing the importance of wireless broadband technology and what it means to their lives and communities.Tech program for Girl Scouts set for Dec. 8 in Marianna

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DECEMBER 5, 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 STOUTAMIRE INSURANCE INC.16783 SE Pear St., Blountstown Contact Bill Stoutamire Heating & Air Conditioning FL LIC. # CMC1249570 (850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley Main Street annual Christmas Tour of Homes set this FridayBlountstown Main Street will host the Seventh Annual Christmas Tour of Homes Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (CT). This years Tour of Homes promises much in store! This years ticket site is Three Bridges Antiques and Gifts on Central Avenue West, owned by Mary Sue Bridges Neves. Attendees should go to purchase tickets and obtain a map to the homes before embarking on the tour. Refreshments will be available at the ticket site. Please join us for this holiday tradition of meeting, greeting and eating! Tickets are $10 each. All proceeds go to Blountstown Main Street. The homes on the tour include: residence on Hwy. 71 South, situated amid the beauty of Stoltzfus Hay Farm Oak Heights home of John and Sabrina Dunlap toric home on North Main Street where B.J. Throne taurant, designed and built by George White on the Chipola River, is located between the general store and campground on Hwy. 71 South. The building features locally-harvested wood inside and outside including juniper, cypress and pine. The spacious dining area has 20 foot ceilings and views of the river and surrounding woods. Other features include a large front porch, as well as wooden tables handcrafted by George. Although not currently open to the public, the restaurent may be rented out for special events. Scotts Ferry Restaurant The Wendy Temple home Christmas Festival fundraiser set this Saturday in Sneads The Sneads Christmas Festival by 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) at Sneads Park. High School Project Graduation program. There will be arts/craft vendors, food vendors, a bouncy house, slide, games, kids train rides and photos with Santa. For more information, please contact Crystal Avriett at (850) 573-6750, crystal.avriett@gmail.com, or Heidi Alexander at (850) 557-7091. The folks in Scotts Ferry are gearing up for the Fifth Annual Scotts Ferry Redneck Christmas Parade to be held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m. (CT). The line up is at 4 p.m. at Scotts Ferry Volunteer Fire Department. Entries are asked to donate a toy or game to be given to children in the county. Entries are also invited to the home rade for hot-dogs, hot chocolate, coffee and other goodies. Come on down to Beautiful Downtown Scotts Ferry and join in the fun. The parade will be held the following day if it is raining that Saturday.Candlelight concert on Dec. 13 in BlountstownThe Blountstown Community Christmas Choir will present a candlelight concert of Christmas music Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blountstown First Baptist Church. Come and enjoy the music.Scotts Ferry plans Annual Redneck Christmas ParadeExperience the warmth and history Parks Victorian Christmas on Dec. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This annual open ing thank you to the community for its support during the year. Wreaths, garlands and swags made from native evergreens and other natural materials will decorate Parks historic buildings. Visitors will have a chance to make old fashioned ornaments and decorations to take home or hang on a cedar tree at the park. Wagon rides will also be available. A Christmas message will be delivered by a circuit riding preacher in the Headland Presbyterian Church. Holiday music will take place in the Victorian-style Gazebo. Arts and Crafts vendors are invited to Victorian Christmas and can register by calling the park at (334) 7943452. The Shelley General Store and Martin Drug Store will be open with seasonal items and unique gift ideas make great gifts! Sample holiday desserts made from turn-of-the-century recipes and sip hot chocolate or mulled cider in the Waddell House and Watson Cabin. Admission to Victorian Christmas is free for everyone. Visitors are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Wiregrass United Way Food Bank. Victorian Christmas is sponsored by The Joy 94.3 FM. mark Park at (334) 794-3452.Victorian Christmas at Landmark Park in Dothan Sunday

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 4-H Learning Garden established in Blountstownby Whitney CherryThe University of Flor ida IFAS Calhoun Counas we move forward with erty Ministry Center and on SR 20 in Blountstown, The Calhoun County 4-H that will empower them When the dream of the Calhoun County 4-H his support for the projhoun County Commission voted in favor of developallows the use of the land Plans for the property without major donors and partners up to this point, Farmers Co-op BlountPole Company, Halsey of Blountstown, Howells of Marianna, Travis and VanCleve and Waldorffs out deer and other wildAnyone with quesCalhoun County ExtenABOVE: Property owners Virginia and Laddie Williams join Howells Exterminating owner Scott Nichols and NWFL Extension Director Dr. Pete Vergot, III, during Fridays ceremony to dedicate the new project. BELOW: Rows of vertical planters are set up for hydroponic gardening. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS

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Blountstown High School will be hosting their annual Hoops for Hope PINK basketball game on Friday, Jan. 11. The purpose of this event is to raise cancer awareness and money for cancer research. As part of this event, we will be lighting up the front of the school and Magnolia Square with pink lights from Jan. 71. Each individ ual bulb will be in honor or in memory of someone who has been affected by cancer. If you would like to honor a loved one, you can purchase a bulb for $1. The names of the honored individuals will be publicized the week of the event. We are also encouraging businesses, organizations and homes in town to participate in this activity by putting up a string of pink lights or a pink wreath to help support this worthwhile cause. We will also be selling pink long-sleeved tshirts to wear at the pink game for $15. To purchase a t-shirt, pink memory bulb, or for any additional infor mation, please contact Sharon LeonardMcCrone at (850) 674-5724, ext. 44 or e-mail her at sleonardmccrone@gmail. com. We would like to invite our commu against cancer!DECEMBER 5, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Happy 60TH AnniversaryLester & Helen WILLIAMSDec. 8, 1952Many years of happiness. With four children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren with two on the way. BAILEY LIBBYBailey Libby celebrated her second birthday July 12. She is the daughter of Josh and Ashley Libby of Bristol. Her grandparents are Sherry and the late Gene Jacobs of Bristol and Grady and Regina Libby of Clarksville. She enjoys playing with her toys, watching Scooby and Blues Clues. She also sister, Brooke and music and dancing. She celebrated with a Scooby Doo party at her favorite restaurant, El Jalisco. ELIJAH JAMES DOWNUMJohn and Krista Downum of Sneads are proud to announce the birth of their son, Elijah James Downum, born Oct.14, 2012. He weighed 8 lbs., 8 ozs. and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Gail Mills and Buddy Mills, both of Sneads. Paternal grandparents are the late Glenn and the late LaJuana Downum of Blountstown. Maternal great-grandmother is Jeanette Worthington of Chattahoochee. LANDRIC SNOWLandric Snow will celebrate his seventh birthday Thursday, Dec. 6. He is the son of Jennifer McMillan of Bristol. His grandparents are Steve and Sharon McMillan of Bristol. He enjoys riding his bicycle, playing his Nintendo DSI, going in the woods with his paw paw, drawing and playing with his cousins, Preston and Caleb. He will celebrate his birthday with a Phineas and Ferb party at the Veterans Memorial Park Saturday, Dec. 15. Becky Carpenter and Kevin Brown are to wed March 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. (ET) at First Baptist Church of Bristol. She is the daughter of the late Bill and Vivian Carpenter and he is the son of Harold and Pam Brown. No invitations will be sent out but all family and friends are invited to attend.Becky Carpenter, Kevin Brown to exchange vows on March 23 SHA TERICA ZAHNAE SMITHShaterica Zahnae Smith celebrated her seventh birthday Nov., 28. She is the daughter of Voloria McCray and are Gladstone and Leola Love and Alvin Mathis, all of Bristol, and Edward and Helen Jones of Blountstown. Her great-grandmother is Rosetta Baker of Bristol. Her godparents are Fritzroy and Wanda Douglas of West Palm Beach and Viola Daughtrey of Hobe Sound. She enjoys going to school, singing and dancing and helping take care of her baby sister, Shaniyah. She will celebrate with a Monster High girls sleep-over party.KACY BRYNN P ARTRIDGEKacy Brynn Partridge celebrated her 10th birthday Nov. 27. She is the daughter of Amy and Kevin Partridge of Bristol and the sister of Kaly and Jake. Her grandparents are Fannie and Daniel Partridge of Sumatra and Jack and Cathy Revell of Bristol. Her great-grandparents are Horace and Joyce Cushing of Tallahassee and Nelle Brock of Havana. She enjoys shopping, reading, singing at church, baking and being at school with her friends and teachers. Kacy loves takBIRTHDAYS BIRTH WEDDINGBHS plans annual Hoops for Hope game for cancer awareness Jan. 11

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Holiday Decoration CONTEST Liberty Womens Club The Liberty Womens Club would like to see all of Liberty County aglow by...Saturday, Dec. 8 Hey! Throw me some Candy! 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 .MARIANNA Chipola College will offer a free small business seminar Credit Basics Friday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The major determin ing factor on receiving any type of loan is a per sonal credit score and credit history. The class will cover credit basics, what makes up a credit score and how to improve the overall score. The seminar will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Participants may register online at www. call (850) 718-2441.

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012Meeting We the PeopleSAN ANTONIO -One of the great upsides to a national book tour is the chance to break out of televisions cocoon and interact directly with the American people. Dont get me wrong; I love what I do at Fox News. My beat is keeping compa ny with soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen, Marines, special operators and others who protect us from harm. Though I live with these American heroes for weeks at a time overseas, I rarely have the opportunity to look their loved ones in the eye without visiting our wounded at a military hospital. A book tour completely alters that dynamic. All of the encounters are memorable. Some are humorous. Others are raw with emotion. Since we began this 33-city odyssey Nov. 20, thousands of our fellow citizens have walked up and asked me to sign their copies of Heroes Proved. They have made my latest book a New York Times bestseller and its at once gratifying, humbling and often an emotional experience. At every book signing, people produce photographs of me standing beside them or their loved ones. In nearly every picture, helmets. There are faded photos taken decades ago during a faraway, long-ago war called Vietnam. Others were shot in dusty encampments in Central America and MesoAfghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines and Somalia. A good number are from vessels large and small in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. Some of Americans I was accompanying in the shadows of the Hindu Kush -and emailed to the parent, sibling, relative or friend standing before me. Pictures arent the only things book buyers bring to these events. Writers are storytellers. So are readers. They ask questions, share their concerns and offer brief narratives on whats important in their lives. Herewith a brief summary of some I have heard: Eight days of Israeli airstrikes, in response to IranianPetraeus sex scandal off the front pages. By the time we arrived in Dayton and Cincinnati not far from WrightPatterson Air Force Base people asked about the Obama administration and Egypts Muslim Brotherhood-domi Israel and the Hamas-Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza. Some wanted to know if it would endanger our upcoming Holy Land trip. My response: Americans are safer in Israel than Washington, D.C.! As we head to San Antonio, my birthplace, Im increasingly asked about eerie parallels in the Heroes Proved and current events, a deadly terror attack and a White House cover-up aimed at deceiving the American people. When I say, It really is a novel. I started writing it more than a year before Benghazi. I dont have the gift of prophecy. The response is usually skeptical Our book signings at Fort Campbell and Fort Benning were packed with family members of deployed soldiers. At Benning, a sevenyear-old girl handed me a drawing she had made of her father, a U.S. Army sergeant now in Afghanistan. Her carefully penned caption: My Daddy is my hero. She asked me to inscribe a copy of Heroes Proved: Merry Christmas. Lauren misses you. At the Eglin Air Force Base Exchange, a U.S. Air Force staff ser geant handed me a pair of mangled sunglasses and said, I think you dropped these on the tograph. The lenses were scratched and the frames bent beyond repair. Well, sir, he replied, I was the last one off the LZ after we blew up that opium lab. I guess they fell off Its embarrassingly true. He got the autograph. I told him to keep the glasses. In Orlando, the father of U.S. Marine hero Sgt. Ken Conde, Jr. met us at a Barnes & Noble. In 2004, our Fox News team was embedded with Sgt. Condes unit when he was wounded in Ramadi, Iraq. A little over two months after he told our audience that he refused medi cal evacuation because thats what Marine sergeants are supposed to do, he was killed leading another patrol through the deadly city. In Panama City, a DEA special agent, with whom I spent some very exciting days in Afghanistan, came to a bookstore with his wife and two young daughters. I told them, Your daddy is a hero. The youngest girl smiled, snuggled up against him and said, Yes. And hes going to be home for Christmas. Reviewers constantly ask where I get the inspiration for books like Heroes Proved. Its easy when you keep company with real heroes like these. COMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA RECAP OF RECENT OBSER V ATIONS BY LATE NIGHT TV HOSTS. CommonSENSEBY OLIVER NORTHOliver North is the host of War Stories on Fox News Channel, the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, and the author of American Heroes. Great Britains Princess Kate and Prince William are expecting a baby. The bad news: Prince Harry is already planning a huge baby shower in V egas. JAY LENOThe Obamas have decorated the White House with 54 Christmas trees. Its all part of their For the last time, were not Muslim campaign. CONAN OBRIENHappy birthday to Britney Spears, who is now 31 years old. At her birthday party, all her family and friends got together and lip-synched Happy Birthday. JAY LENO tell the babys a member of the royal family, because Kate said she can already feel it waving. JIMMY F ALLONPresident Clinton and President Obama played a round of golf over the weekend. President Clin ton asked Obama what his handicap was, and Obama said, Joe Biden. JAY LENO Im worried about Martians. Every now and then I look for them but I dont know what Ill do when I see them. DA VID LETTERMANcal cliff? people dont understand it. It doesnt tell you how serious the situation is. They need more colorful metaphors. Heres how to explain it: Its 4 a.m. for our economy and Lindsay Lohan is behind the wheel. That says danger. People under stand that. JAY LENOPrince William and his lovely bride are pregnant. Buckingham Palace announced Kate is pregnant. Theyve been married for a year and a CRAIG FERGUSONLindsay Lohan was arrested for assault in New York City after she punched another woman in the face at a bar at 4 oclock in the morning. It does not look good for Lindsay. Because of her previous arrests, if convicted she could face some serious jail minutes. JAY LENOLindsay Lohan says she does not need rehab because she says she has no problem with alcohol. However, Lindsay did admit that her car is a total drunk. CONAN OBRIEN A new survey found that Sophia and Aiden were the most popular baby names this year. The least popular baby name was Kim Jong Sandusky. JIMMY F ALLONToday is a holiday in Scotland St. Andrews Day. Im Scottish. I was hoping CBS would give me the day off. But of course they didnt. Thats like making George Washington work on the 4th of July. Thats like making the Octomom work on Mothers Day. Its like making Donald Trump work on April Fools day. CRAIG FERGUSONWhile he was in Pennsylvania on Friday, President Obama said that hes been keeping his own naughty and nice list of lawmakers. Then Biden was like, Great, now Ive got to worry about his list AND Santas? JIMMY F ALLONFriends of Mitt Romney are saying that hes bored now that hes no longer running for president though not as bored as the rest of us were when he WAS running for president. JIMMY F ALLON

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 COMMENTARY WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift The Romney bridge to nowhereWASHINGTON President Obama made good on his victory night pledge to meet with Governor Romney. The two men had lunch at the White House amidst lots of not-so-good natured sniping about how Obama is the only person from either party in Washington interested in dining with the defeated GOP standard bear er. But rather than bridging the gap with Republicans, talking with Romney was like to building a bridge to nowhere. Republicans have been merciless in castigating Romney for losing, and they dont want his advice on how to rebuild the party. As more votes are counted around the country, Obamas margin of victory has climbed to four percentage points, leaving Romney with 47 percent of the vote, poetic justice given Romneys sentiments about that same percentage of AmeriRomney holds much of the voting public in disdain and vice-versa and now he is a man without a party. Hes been voted off the Republican island. After getting so close to the presidency, dreams die hard. Building bridges is what Obama must do now that hes embarking on his second term. There are signs that Republican opposition is softening. Several senators have publicly disavowed the 20-year-old no-taxes pledge that has held the GOP hostage for too long. And one House Republican, Tom Cole of Oklahoma, a member of the GOPs leadership team, is saying publicly that Republicans should vote to extend the Bush era tax cuts for the middle class and set aside tax cuts for the wealthy until the next Congress. That would of course signal the end of tax cuts for the top two percent of wage earners. Obama campaigned on a cutoff for taxpayers making over $250,000, but for people who live in pricey West Coast and East Coast cities, that may be too big a bite. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett suggests $500,000; some Democrats even take it up to a million. Wherever the line is ultimately drawn and $375,000 seems about right Obamas bottom line is that the rich need to pay more. Republicans recognize that painful reality but theyre going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming to make the deal. House Speaker John Boehner more than anyone holds the future of any deal in his hands. If Rep. Cole is any indication, there are House Republicans willing to break ranks with anti-tax activist Grover Norquist if Boehner is willing to go to the mat, face a possible Tea Party coup and risk his speakership. Its called courage and its in short supply these days. On the Senate side, Democratic leader Harry Reid is readying whats known as the nuclear option to rein but Reids proposal would require senators who invoke to Washington. cal cliff. No wonder Obama is scheduling a number of campaign-style trips around the country to keep the not in that vein. Romney is a bridge to nowhere.

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 DECEMBER 5, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 The annual Blountstown Christmas Parade had plenty of sparkle this year as participants followed the theme Santas Workshop. Frances Price, the 2012 Citizen of the Year, served as Parade Grand Marshal. Judges secategories: Overall Winner Calhoun Correctional Institute/Employees Club First Place Calhoun Liberty Hospital Second Place Star Chasers Mounted Horse Unit Third Place Word of Truth Blountstown Christmas Parade DANIEL WILLIAMS and DAKODA BERG PHOTOSTALLAHASSEE Senator William J. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee), has been tapped for key leadership roles for the 2013 Legislative Session. I am very pleased with, and appreciative of, the committee assignments that Senator Don Gaetz has entrusted to me, states Senator Montford. I am particularly proud to have been tapped as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and Vice Chairman of two K-20 Committees, and I adds Montford. Senator Montford (D-Tallahassee), who was also selected by the Senate Democratic Leader as Policy Chair for the Senate Democratic Caucus, was appointed to the following committees for the 2013 Legislative Session: Many of the counties I represent are rural and farming counties, so my appointment as Agriculture Chairan is of great importance to me due to the direct impact this industry has on so many of my constituents, as well as our state, says Montford. And as a former school superintendent, principal and math teacher, I am very excited to be cantly impact the education of our youth, which is pivotal to the economic vitality of our state, adds Montford. Sen. Montford (D-Tallahassee), who was recently reelected to his second term in November, represents District 3 which includes Calhoun and Liberty counties.Montford tapped for key leadership rolesCALHOUN EMERGENCY MGT. DIRECTOR FIREDcontinued from the front pageBefore the vote, Shelton said he hated to see just that. He later told the board that he had met to agree to some conditions to keep his job but McDougald asked to speak at the end of the meeting. He stood up and handed out envelopes to the rest of the board containing a letter of out loud. Due to the controversy that my continued employment has created, consider this letter my resignation from employment with Calhoun County effective December 31, 2012. After attending the most recent Board Meeting, a following Workshop, and a Special Board Meeting, it is clear to me that the new Board intends to move in a different direction for Calhoun County in reference to the positions of County Administrator, the Emergency Management Director, and the I have served the County for over 21 years, and I have been very successful for Calhoun County. In fact, in the last two years alone, I have brought in $25,670,050.00 through grant funds for the County. I know that there is $16,807,343.17 in projects completed, billed for, and received that still must be closed out by FEMA. Close outs under the Federal Government are always tedious, and the possibility of loss of funds for Calhoun County is very real. Should Calhoun County desire my assistance in the close out process, I will be available. My main concern is the welfare and continued improvement of Calhoun County, he concluded. McDougald asked if the board would rescind resignation. Flowers asked attorney Matt Fuqua if that could be done. Fuqua replied only if someone on the majority side of the vote made the motion. No one did. Commission Chairman Thomas Flowers was hard-pressed to give a reason when asked what to get rid of the longtime county administrator was coming from the public. I think the vast majority of citizens are ready for a change, he said, adding that he has heard from hundreds of people throughout the county who wanted given by his constituents, he replied, They all have their different reasons. Thomas has already scheduled a meeting at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday to talk with Smith, Wood upcoming county projects. worried the county is going to be faced with a lot of problems due to the sudden change. I think it would have been an advantage to the new board to have kept someone of his experience on, she said, noting that he has brought in millions of dollars in grant funds to the county. Sonny loved his job and worked day and night at it. work. Sonny will be in demand. There are people all over Florida that could use his expertise. Id heard through the grapevine they had worked behind the scenes and got the three votes, he said. An hour before the commission meeting, he met with his staff. I told them I was going to be turning in his resignation stating that he would end his employment with the county Dec. 31. He realized he escaped being fired at the previous meeting by a single vote but knew what was coming. I think they had it cut and dried the other night, he said, referring to a Nov. 29 workshop the board held in which he was peppered with questions about how well he had trained his assistants. His response to questions about Joe Wood, his assistant county administrator of more than two and a half years, were blunt and indicated he did not feel Wood knew all he needed to about the job. He acknowledged that he should have been a better teacher and then added, But Joe needs to be a better student. After 22 years of working with the county, the process of getting the job done. He realizes now, Ive got a lot of political enemies I didnt know were out there. So what will he do? Even as he approaches the age of 70, hes not sure whats ahead for someone accustomed to working every day. He has set up a consulting service which he plans to market and is looking forward to taking on new projects. For now, he said, Im going to enjoy Christmas. going to go.

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 SCHOOL NEWS Pea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417SCHOOL LUNCHMENUDec. 5 Dec. 11Laban 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: Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies.WPHK Radio K-102.7 FMWYBT Radio Y-1000 AM K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also airs at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET.Swap Shop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes even longer!) Buy, Sell, Trade or Give Stuff Away.K102.7 is the voice of the Liberty County Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers & Florida GatorsWe've got the fence posts to meet your needs. Liberty Post & Barn Pole, Inc.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995FIFTH GRADE PRACTICES FOR THEIR PLAY Sleigh Riders. BOX T OPS FOR EDUCATION MY COKE REWARDS PROGRAM line. BES Important dates to remember*Friday, Dec. 7*Friday, Dec. 14 *T uesday, Dec. 18 *Thursday, Dec. 20 *Friday, Dec. 21Winter Holidays begin Dec. 21 through Jan. 8, 2013 Altha FFA members attended reception to honor new National FFA President, Clay Sapp ALTHA CALENDAR OF EVENTS*Thursday, Dec. 6 *Friday, Dec. 7 *Saturday, Dec. 8 *Monday, Dec. 10 *T uesday, Dec. 11 *Thursday, Dec. 13 *Friday, Dec. 14 ALTHA WILDCAT DECALS FOR SALE Take Stock in Children Scholarship application available at BHS & Altha average.

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MARIANNAGov. Rick Scott challenged Floridas community and state colleges to develop four-year degrees that would cost no more than $10,000. Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, One of our primary goals at Chipola is to provide students access to higher education. We work hard to keep tuition as low as possible without programs. We look forward to working with the governor and the Florida College System to make college even more accessible to the citizens of our district. Dr. Jayne Roberts, Vice President of Student Affairs, indicated that Chipolas tuition is already close to the governors plan. If a student enters Chipola as a college-ready student and does not deviate from their academic plan, the tuition to earn a bachelors degree could fall within the $10,000 range for certain B.S. programs, Roberts said. She selected a sample of one students records who earned an A.A. degree and a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Their total tuition was within the $10,000 range. Fees brought the cost to a little over $10,000. The mean level of tuition and fees for schools in the Florida College System was $3,328 during the 2011-12 academ ic year, according the Department of Educations 2012 annual report At that rate, a four-year degree would cost about $13,300, or $3,300 above Scotts goal. Tuition and fees for four years at a Florida university averages about $25,000, or nearly twice as much as for the 28 colleges. Chipolas tuition and fees for lower level courses (freshman and sophomore) is $102 compared to the Florida College system state average of $103. For upper level courses (junior and senior), Chipola charges $115 compared to the Florida College system state average of $118. The State University system charges an average of $202 per credit hour for undergraduate (freshman through senior) level courses. Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelors Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher For information, call 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu. DECEMBER 5, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 SCHOOL NEWS Call George Ross or Tim 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 R V COLLISION CENTER Big River R V 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 MARIANNAThe second event in the Illusionist Sammy Cortino will present his Las Vegas style magic show in the Center for the Arts, Jan. 17, 2013. With Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton endorsing his International Brotherhood of Magicians membership, Sammy Cortino is taking magic back to its roots in its purest, up-to-date form. His raw, live, unprecedented style brings out a sense of old Hollywood charm. Going against the mesh of cutting-edge illusionists of today, he is reviving the classics of magic presented in the spirit of the late Houdini and Harry Blackstone. Cortino holds a Doctoral Degree in Magic from the International Magicians Society and is a member of Londons Magic Circle. Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Click Fine Arts and Artist Series. Online tickets can be printed at home, or with the performance. Single event ticket sales will be $14 for adults, $10 for children under 18 and $5 for Chipola students and employees. Two more events follow Cortino in the Chipola Artist Series. is Feb.7, 2013. The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform April 11, 2013. For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2257.Illusionist Sammy Cortino to perform at Chipola Jan. 17 *Wednesday, Dec. 5 Science fair set-up. *Thursday, Dec. 6 Christmas Tree Lighting/ Choral and Band Concert/Science Fair Open House at 6 p.m. Girls basketball vs. Wewa -Away at 5 p.m. *Friday, Dec. 7 Girls basketball vs. Liberty Away at 4 p.m. Boys basketball vs. Liberty Away at 5:30 p.m. BHS Science Fair Continued. *Saturday, Dec. 8 Girls basketball vs. Port St. Joe Home at 4:30 p.m. Boys basketball vs. Port St. Joe Home at 6 p.m. ACT testing. *Tuesday, Dec. 11 Girls Basketball vs. Bozeman Home at 4 p.m. Boys basketball vs. Bozeman Home at 5:30 p.m. FCCLA Competitive Events.Blountstown High School Calendar of EventsChipola College responds to Governor Rick Scotts $10K challenge MAKE A NOTE... Call (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810Email: thejournal@fairpoint.netto get your by noon Monday!

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 OBITUARIESERMA HENDRY KENNEDY PORT ST. JOEErma Hendry Kennedy, 88, of Port St. Joe, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. She was born in Perry, August 25, 1924, the youngest of three daughters, born to R. D. and Mary Hendry. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Eunice Caroll and Eutha Ezell and her husband, Leo Kennedy. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Green of Blountstown; one son, Leo Kennedy of Mexico Beach; three grandchildren, Mike and Steve Green and Serena Cook. Services were held Friday, Nov. 30 at Highland View Baptist Church. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery. Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe was in charge of the arrangements. Those who wish may make donations to Highland View Baptist Church, 310 Ling ST Port St. Joe, FL 32456.ANGEL ENRIQUE MORALES AL THAAngel Enrique Morales, 18, of Altha, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He lived in Altha for the past six years and was a member of the Apostolic Life Church in Marianna where he played the drums. He was a grocery cashier at Grocery Outlet in Marianna. He was a 2012 graduate of Altha Public School Survivors include his parents, Dodge and Pam Hardy of Altha; his biological mother, Debbie Morales of St. Augustine; one brother, Austin Hardy and his wife, Yamilee of Ft. Myers; one sister, Chris Hardy Nathan and her husband, Bruce of Palm City, several nieces and nephews and other extended family. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 12 p.m. at Apostolic Life Church in Marianna with Reverend low in Pine Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends two hours prior to services at the church. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge contributions to Apostolic Life Youth Center, 4070 Old Cottondale RD, Marianna, FL 32446. MARTHA BLACK HALL BRISTOLMartha Black Hall, 109, of Bristol, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in CalhounLiberty Hospital. She was a native of Liberty County and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by three sons, Henry and Deloris Hall, both of Bristol and Plumster Hall of Compton, CA; one daughter, Jenell Hall-Everett of Sarasota; one spouse, Sam Hall of Bristol; her Parents, Wes and Ida Black of Bristol; one sister, Narcissus Black of Bristol; seven brothers, Curtis, Wesley, Thomas, Fred and John Black, all of Bristol, Cornelius Black of Brewton, AL and Amos Black of Jacksonville. Survivors include two sons, John and Wilson Hall, both of Bristol; 16 grandchildren, 24 greatgrandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) at the Church of God of Prophecy. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. (ET) at First Baptist Church of Bristol. Interment will follow in Bristol Cemetery. Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff.All operations of the funeral process will be handled on location at 12008 NW State Road 20.CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome Bof Bristol of Bristol 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& CrematoryWe have been deeply touched by the many expressions of sympathy shown to us during the sickness and death of our beloved Papa, Felix Gay. Please know how much we appreciate all of the love, support kindness of all of you will forever be a comfort to us. Thank you all again for everything. With love and appreciation, The family of Felix Gay T o the editor: I am so proud of my stepfather and my three childrens grandfather, Sonny OBryan and the work he has done for this community. What I am not proud of is the sheer lunacy which is taking place right now in the county commission. My name is Andrea Hagler McCrary. Many of you probably know me as Andrea Hagler, as my parents (Dalton Hagler and Linda Hagler OBryan) owned Hagler IGA Foodliner here in Blountstown for over 30 years. My dad passed away eight years ago. This was a huge loss to lose my precious father; however, my children have never gone without a grandfather and Sonny OBryan has been a wonderful stepfather to me, as well as grandfather to my children. My mother has been married to Sonny OBryan for 17 years and it was during these 17 years that I have seen the integrity of Sonny OBryan. I also know very well what kind of ethics Sonny OBryan practices because I am very involved (having lived three houses away from him for eight years) in his daily life. I can tell you for a fact that he gets up at 5 a.m., or earlier every morning and works diligently for this community every day. I have been very impressed with his work ethic over the years, his honesty and his integrity. I have found this uproar about the retirement issue both ludicrous and preposterous. Retirement is a right none of us want taken away after 20 or 30 years of working in a position and I would never want to take away retirement from any individual. Would we take the retirement away from someone in the mili tary if they decide, after 20 years of service, to seek a civilian job? Are they no longer able to receive their retirement because they decide to work? Of course they are entitled to their retirement. I have also had many teachers who received retirement checks, but chose to go to work making a salary as well after retirement. They worked for this money and I would certainly not take it away. T o make a claim that Sonny OBryan has done something unethical by retiring and then going back to work would put so many in jeopardy of not receiving their retirement funds because this is standard practice; if you work for the years it takes to retire and you go back to work, you get to also receive the retire ment. There are so many that choose to go back to work after retirement and there is absolutely nothing unethical about receiv ing retirement when it is earned. The County Commissioners are the ones who voted for OBryan to return to work after retire ment leave, because they knew how much he did for our county. It seems the new commissioners do not under stand that there are those out there who make a lot of noise when it comes to their agenda. This is what has happened as of recent ly. These individuals who make a lot of noise about their agenda and who want to see a man of integrity suffer, do not represent the majority of the voters in this county. These noisemakers represent their own wishes and many of them carry long-standing grudges for unknown reasons and like to see men of integrity be put in a bad light to try to make them selves look bigger. Again, these noise-makers do not represent the major ity. They just make a lot of noise. There is a silent majority in Calhoun County who silently support their candidates and intelligently looking at all the facts surrounding an issue. The silent majority ly behind Sonny OBryan and the many advances he has made for our commu nity in the paving of roads, emergency management and the many other jobs he does for this county. I am very proud of the decisions and hard work done by Sonny OBryan and I hope that the county quickly understands the great loss they will have by acting on the wishes of only a few noise makers. Respectfully,Andrea Hagler McCrary, proud Calhoun County resident who supports Sonny OBryan, County Administrator CHAD CAPPSSalesman of the month for DECEMBER Come on over SPEAK UP!WITH A LETTER TO THE EDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 OBryans retirement issue uproar ludicrous Note of ThanksCome see him any time for a great deal on your next vehicle.

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 LCHS FOOTBALLby Richard Williams, Journal sports writer On last weeks football page, LCHS player Liberty falls to Northview 48-14 in semi-nal ABOVE: Libertys Terryal Jenkins (#4) Bulldog Alex (#5) tries to avoid the Northview players headed

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All in good working condition. Call 674-8385 or 2944389. 12-5, 12-12Kenmore washing machine, brand new, $300. Call (850) 510-4544. 12-5, 12-12Baby crib with changing table with three drawers, $100. Call 447-3490 ask for Disnee. 12-5, 12-12Whirlpool stove top with four burners, works good, needs striker, $150. Call 762-8511. 12-5, 12-12 FREE STUFFHickory wood, come and get it. Call 762-8189. 12-5, 12-12 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 SALESmoker, $120. Quilt pieces, $30 a box. Shirts and other items, $1.50 each. Little Christmas houses, $4 each and a Mickey Mouse Christmas house. Call 674-3264. 12-5, 12-12Singer sewing machine, $75. Call 674-3264. 12-5, 12-12Wedding dress, strapless, white, long veil, $100. Call (850) 5104544. 12-5, 12-12Ladders, one 8 ft. 250 lbs, 100 step, $50. One 6 ft. 250 lbs. 100 step, $100. Call (202) 306-4821. 12-5, 12-12Christmas ornaments, never used items, cross & angel ornaments, very cheap. Call 643-2090. 11-28, 12-5Smoker, 12 gallon on a trailer, $700 OBO. Call 557-2638. 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, 12-5Mens, 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 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 TRUCKS1999 Plymouth Voyager SE, maroon, good mechanical condition, $2,000. Call (202) 306-4821.12-5, 12-12 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 ACCESSORIESFiberglass 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. 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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. 1 & 2 bedroom mobile homes in Blountstown and Bristol. $105 to $155 weekly. Deposit required. All utilities included. NO PETS. Singles or Couples preferred. Call 674-7616FOR RENT For Rent in TELOGIA(850) 379-8276 or (850) 510-09322 BD Mobile Home Furnished, located at 21399 NE Pear Rd.Call Brady Brown APT for Rent in AL THACall 762-9555 or (850) 573-52551 BD, 1 BA water, power & garbage included. Ready to move in. 3 BD, 2 BA with pool and pool house, fenced in backyard. No inside pets.$1,200 monthdeposit required(850) 447-1975House FOR Rent IN Blountstown

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 STARSCOPEFAMOUS BIRTHDAYSARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, avoid taking on more than you can handle at work and home this week. When tackling tasks, dont be afraid to ask for and accept help. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Family and romantic endeavors may have been put aside while work issues have been at the forefront, Taurus. It is time to shift priorities. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, theres not much you can do to change the course of this weeks events. You might want to consider swimming with the current instead of against it. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, overanalyzing your workload is not going to make it disappear any faster. Therefore, simply take your assignments at face value and just get started. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 New experiences can be portunities to learn and grow, Leo. Take full advantage of all opportunities this week. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, although it seems like woes worked out, now is not the time to get too cocky with spending. Being conservative is the way to go. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, career developments have you riding high and youre anxious to share your news with the world. This enthusiasm can be a good catalyst for change with others. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, success may not come easy with a project youre working on. But rest easy and take solace knowing you have tried things outside of your comfort zone. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, avoid confrontations at all costs, as this week you will not come out victorious. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you think about things too long, theres a good chance you wont act at all. Instead, consider your options quickly and then get going on your plans. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Quality time spent at home or with the family has buoyed your spirits, Aquarius. The next step on your relaxation journey is to book a vacation to a warm area of the world. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Dont underestimate your ability to garner quite a following, Pisces. There are many people just waiting to hear what you have to say next.Week of Dec. 2 ~ Dec. 8DECEMBER 2 Lucy Liu, Actress (44) DECEMBER 3 Daryl Hannah, Actress (52) DECEMBER 4 Jay Z, Hip-hop artist (43) DECEMBER 5 John Rzeznik, Singer (47) DECEMBER 6 Judd Apatow, Director (45) DECEMBER 7 Jeffrey Wright, Actor (47) DECEMBER 8 Teri Hatcher, Actress (48) 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, hats and much more. Phone 674-3033. Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 a.m. to noon (CT). Located at 20121 NE Burns Ave. Christmas decorations, childrens toys and clothes and much more. Phone (850) 5913913. Chipola Community Church will be having an indoor yard sale in the fellowship hall, Friday, Dec. 7 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 a.m to 1 p.m. There will be many items such as Little Lambs cookie dough, cookware, glassware, SKS gun bullets, Christmas items, exercise stepper, clothes for men, women, boys, girls and infants. and more. Church is located on Jim Godwin Road, just off Hwy. 71 between Altha and Blountstown. For more information phone 674-1230 or 674-8802. Multi-family yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 7 a.m. (CT). Located at 20282 Cedar Avenue. A wide range of items. Phone 6437757. Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at 20610 NW Folsom Drive. Furniture, kids clothes ranging from 2T-16 and adult clothes, toys, TV stands and much more. Phone 447-1964. BRISTOL Free chicken Pilau and multifamily yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located on Hwy. 20 east of Piggly Wiggly at old Auto Parts store. Lots of stuff, too much to llist. Cancel if rain. Phone 643-1756. TELOGIA Yard Sale Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 21898 NE Forrest Road 103 off 65S, turn left on Thunder Run Road. Everything must go, includes electric knife, sleeping bags, Mickey Mouse phone, homemade crafts (good Christmas gifts) and much more. Look for signs. Phone 379-8789. WANTEDHouse cat, grown or a kitten. Call 674-3033 or 272-8677. 12-5, 12-12Electric stove. Call 674-3264.12-5, 12-12 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, 12-51994 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, 12-5 YARD SALESBLOUNTSTOWN Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 7 a.m. (CT). Located at 17854 NE Charlie John Street, apt. H-1. Clothes, purses, Christmas Two cats, 3 months old, free to a good home. Two-year-old hound dog, $100. Call 674-3264. 12-5, 12-12Assortment of cats and dogs, ranging from young to adult, free to good homes. Call 643-3411. 12-5, 12-12Collie and bulldog puppies four left, 8 weeks old, super cute. Free to good homes. Call 447-4586. 12-5, 12-12Basset 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, 3F & 1M, $100 each. Call 209-2604. 11-28, 12-5 HOMES & LANDSmall 1 BD house in Hosford, must be moved, $15,000. Call (850) 5919873. 12-5, 12-12One acre of land, south of Telogia, 12-5, 12-12Two acres of land on Hwy. 379, Lora Minton Lane. Call (850) 5572026. 12-5, 12-121/2 acre of land on N. 22nd Street Annex in Blountstown. Comes with septic tank, utility pole and access to city water, $12,000. Call 447-0201.11-28, 12-5 HUNTING/FISHINGClimbing tree stand with rope, like new, $100 OBO. Call 643-2226.11-28, 12-5 EQUIPMENTPoulan Pro mower, 38 cut, fuel system recently rebuilt, needs new blades and grass chute, $400. Call 363-6287. 11-28, 12-5 Small Town T om A CARTOON BY MIKE BARNHOUSE

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 OUTDOORSFishery issues, oyster population and wildlife mgt. areas among topics at FWC meeting this week in ApalachicolaThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Dec. 5 and 6 in Apalachicola to discuss imperiled species updates and plans and more. lines. the directors report. sion will discuss possibilities for the son. Atlantic state waters. The with federal rules. The Commission also will consider later be applied to some of Floridas Florida. a proposed rule amendment to the stricted Area. When Commissioners reconvene ent the FWCs award for Prosecutor of the Year. portunities and public lion acres of the FWCs The Commission will address proposed amendments that would allow a quota permit holder to take a different hunters would receive reinstatement of permits would be reissued to other huntmonth. Staff will update Commissioners on a ments. Staff from the FWCs Division of Habitat and Species Conservation works in Florida. This presentation will focus on species that are state or feder ration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve imperiled species. Staff will also update Commissioners cies. The new approach uses a plan that combines multi-species conservation involvement. es and an update on the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network follow. Commission.Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting should days before the meeting by calling (850) 488-6411. Contact the agency using the are hearingor speech-impaired. The next regular Commission meeting will be Feb. 13-14, 2013, in Orlando, commencing at 8:30 a.m. each day. PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 39-2012CA-000093 Division WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. VANESSA ALLEN A/K/A VANESSA GRUNDHEBER ALLEN, A/K/A VANESSA GRUNDHOBER ALLEN, JONATHAN ALLEN A/K/A JONATHAN R. ALLEN, et. al. Defendants. ____________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: VANESSA ALLEN A/K/A VANESSA GRUNDHEBER ALLEN, A/K/A VANESSA GRUNDHOBER ALLEN CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOW ADDRESS 12751 NW BIRD POND RD BRISTOL, FL 32321 BLOCK, A, LOT 24; COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 61.69 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST 100.31 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 160.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE AND CALL THIS THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST 145.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF A PROPOSED STREET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST 145.0 FEET ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 160.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THIS TRACT IS LOCATED IN THE NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, LIBERTY COUNTY FLORIDA. N.W. BIRD POND RD, BRISCLERK OF COURT JOB MKT Higdon Furniture Co. Fax resumes to (850) 627-2486 P. O. Box 399 Bristol, Florida 32321 Florida 32301, Tel: (850) 57711-28, 12-5________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY Case No. 12-71-CA Division THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR GREENPOINT MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT TRUST PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATE SERIES 2000-7, Plaintiff, vs. WENDEE M. PHILLIPS, A/K/A WENDEE MULLINS PHILLIPS, A/K/A WENDEE PARRISH, N/K/A WENDEE WALDEN, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WENDEE M. PHILLIPS, A/K/A WENDEE MULLINS PHILLIPS, A/K/A WENDEE PARRISH, SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC., F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. Defendants. ____________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows, to wit: WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 PIONEER HOUSING, 28x56, 124 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: PH2124GA6205AB. A PARCEL OF LAND LY ING IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER, OF SAID SECTION 4 AND RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 4 A DISTANCE OF 154.89 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 375-A (HOE CAKE ROAD) (80 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE SOUTH 04 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A DISTANCE OF 105.75 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY OF THE OLD BRISTOL TO HOSFORD ROAD (30 FOOT MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY); THENCE SOUTH 73 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 619.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 73 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 186.64 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST 220.41 FEET; THENCE NORTH 73 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST 190.24 FEET; THENCE NORTH 04 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 219.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SR 20, Bristol, Florida 32321, at 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, 12-5, 12-12

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DECEMBER 5, 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, 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. To place your ad call 643-3333 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.BAIT WARS: Stop raising the stinkTheres apparently an arms race going on within the stink bait industry and for humanitys sake I hope it comes to an end soon. men are going to be exiled to modern-day leper colonies, way downwind from polite society. I say this because of all the rancid, putrid things Ive ever put on the end of a hook, the stuff I used last weekend was worse than the gas chamber at Ft. Jackson. It was less an odor than an outright assault on my brain. If my soul could puke, it would have dry heaved for hours after we were done. I dont remember the brand name, but it was brown and gooey and came in a large jar, like peanut butter from hell. We put it on sponges and put those on the hook. The stuff was so nasty that it stunk even worse the next day. In fact, I wiped some on my pants leg and now I may have to burn them along with my socks, my boots and the boat we were riding in. Mere words cannot do justice to the level of nasal violence I suffered. Why does it have to be like this? Stink bait used to be a pretty simple concept: Find something with a strong smell, put it on your hooks and the channel cats At some point over the past 20 years, somebody decided it wasnt good enough simply smell it. Instead, amateur bait-makers have been experimenting with scents designed to reach his whiskers and beat him into submission. The stink bait smell is are considering unconditional surrender. This escalation reminds me of what happened with hot sauce. For years, we were happy with Crystal, Louisiana and Tabasco. Nowadays, weve got weapons-grade sauces that can cause burns, blisters and blindness and probably plague and pestilence as well. If the invention of Daves Insanity Sauce taught us anything, its that this war needs to end before it reaches the next level. Even if you dont care about the the stink on the bait starts to transfer to them? I believe we ought to go back to chicken livers, cheese and soap before we unleash a smell so foul that it can never be contained by humans. At the very least, we need to stop raising the stink levels before baiting a trotline turns into a war crime. Calhoun County native Jim McClellan grew up hunting, enjoyed. He lives in Pensacola. His columns can also be found on his blog, outdoorsdownsouth.com. JIM McCLELLANS OUTDOORS Down South rivertowninsurance@hotmail.com RivertownINSURANCEMELISSA PITTSOwner/Agent COMMERCIALCall or come by today for a Quick Quote at 674-1520Located at the red light where the former !El seguro de automovil vendio aqui! 1215 Lee Ave., Suite M4 Tallahassee, FL 32303 TELEPHONE (850) 222-1777 WITH EPILEPSY

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 Altha teen killed continued from the front page Angel Enrique Ricky Morales Moonlight MarketVisitors at Fridays Moonlight Market in Blountstown enjoyed home-baked treats, shopping for gifts and listened to Christmas carols as the holiday season got in full swing. Youngsters found Santa waiting for them at the Train Depot Museum and made sure he had their wish lists for this year. TONY SHOEMAKE PHOTOS



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Speak Up...17 Obituaries...17 Sikes signs softball scholarship...18 Classieds...20, 21 Outdoors Down South..23 Sheriff's Log...2 Tour of Homes...5 Scotts Ferry Redneck Christmas Parade...5 Birthdays...7 News from the Pews...8 Angel Enrique Ricky MoralesLoss ends Bulldogs run for a state titleAltha teen killed in single-vehicle wreck on CR 69A CLJNews.com WEdnDNEsdSDAY, DEcCEMbBErR 5, 2012 Vol. 32, No. 48JOURNAAL ThHE CAlhounLHOUN-LIbBErtRTY 50INCLUDES TAX BlountstownChristmas ParadeCrowns glittered, Shriners gave out toys and youd have to try real hard not to catch a piece of candy as the annual Christmas parade rolled through Blountstown Saturday night. See more inside on pages 12 & 13.DANIEL WILLIAMS and DAKODA BERG PHOTOSAngie Smith named Emergency Mgt. Director; Joe Wood named Public Works Director and Grant CoordinatorCalhoun Commission res EEmergency MMgt. DirectorLCHS Football Coach Grant Grantham and two of his players console each other after a against Northview. See story page 19. DANIEL WILLIAMS PHOTO by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorTwo weeks after taking away Sonny OBryans position as County Administrator, the Calhoun County Commission voted to take the rest. He was fired at Tuesdays regular meeting by a 3-1 vote. Commissioner Darrell McDougald held the sole vote in favor of keeping OBryan on the job. Commissioner Truman Grant, who had voted to keep OBryan on as County Administrator at the previous meeting, was not present. The three newlyseated commissioners, Thomas Flowers, Lee Lee Brown and Lee Shelton, all voted to oust OBryan. OBryans duties as Emergency Management Coordinator have been turned over to the Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator, Angie Smith. His responsibilities as Public Works Director and Grants Coordinator have been given to Joe Wood.See EEM DIDIRECTECT OR FIIREDED on page 12See ALTALTHAA TEENTEEN KILLEDILLED continued on page 24by Teresa Eubanks, Journal EditorThere were plenty of tears at Altha High School (AHS) Monday morning for a young man whose greatest joy was making others happy. Eighteen-year-old Angel Enrique Ricky Morales, who graduated from the school last year, was killed after he lost control of a car on CR 69A in Jackson County Saturday. When AHS senior Deven Ferrell got a text this weekend notifying him that Ricky was in a fatal accident, he didnt believe it. Theres no way its Ricky, he thought. They had recently spoken. It had been a while since wed seen each other and we were making plans to hang out on the next weekend, he said. Now hes making different plans for Saturday. Instead of catching up with his friend, hell be attending his funeral. Ricky was traveling north on CR 69A around 11:45 a.m. when he entered a curve and the 2004 Ford Edge he was driving went off the road. According to the report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the right side tires went onto the grass shoulder of the road. He steered left and the vehicle began rotating counter-clockwise as it crossed both lanes and entered the west shoulder. The right side of the car hit a driveway culvert and went airborne. Ricky was ejected when the car overturned. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

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A 25-year-old Hosford woman who was already on state probation is being held without bond in the Liberty County Jail after being charged with domestic battery following Deputies were called to a Burlington Road residence physical altercation with her said when she stepped out to daughter were standing outside arguing seven minutes later when Hermanes pushed her to Page 2 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 ARREST REPORTS compiled by Journal Editor Teresa EubanksBBlountstown Police Dept.Nov. 26 through Dec. 2, 2012Citations issued: Accidents...............01 .................14 Special details B Business alarms.....05 RResidential alarms..........00 C C omplaints CITY TIRE cCO. We're your one-stop"Volkswagens to semi's, we handle them all" CityITY TireIRE iIS your YOUR oneONE-StoTOP tire TIRE ShoHOP! TIRE StT ORE! "Authorized DEaALER" BrakesS Shocks MV5496 SHERI ERIFFS LO OGCalhCALHOUN CCOUNtTYNNovember 26 Jesse Kaufman, VOSP, resist arrest without violence, CCSO. driving with license suspended or revoked, CCSO. criminal mischief, domestic battery, CCSO.N November 27 Tracy SStacy, VOCR, CCSO.N November 28 DUI, BPD. VOP, CCSO.N November 29 Zachary Carpenter, VOP, CCSO. VOP, CCSO. VOP, BPD.N November 30 James P Porter, grand theft auto, VOSP, CCSO. failure to appear (times 2), CCSO. December 1 criminal mis chief less than $200, trespassing, BPD. December 2 domestic battery, CCSO.LIBERIBERTYY CCOUNtTYNNovember 30 holding for CCSO, CCSO. December 2 Heather Hemanes, battery (domestic), LCSO. agency. The names above represent those charged. We remind our readers Arrested? *Call for a free consultationJason D. Winn, P.A. (850) 222-7199 facing grand theft charges stemming from an incident bond was set at held on another charge out of According to the Calhoun owner of the stolen vehicle he answered the door to gathered towels from their home to help the pair cover He said for a ride and said someone was chasing him and trying the couple where they wanted to go and the three to go inside and get his girlfriend and children because he was concerned While the man was in while driving north on overturned before coming short distance and running JameAMES PorterPORTER HeatherEATHER HermaneERMANES Woman charged with battery for hitting and pushing motherKinard man in custody for stealing truck after showing up nude at couples home pulled over by Blountstown charge after he was observed and nearly causing a collision vehicle made a sharp turn and pulled into a driveway on South stated that he had consumed a couple of an alcoholic beverage coming from the Butler agreed and told the officer that he had just appeared confused when the He was held in the Calhoun County Jail Tallahassee man charged with DUIUIalALPhonzoHONZO butlerBUTLER cycle purchased for a recently stolen from Jody Anyone with information regarding who might be responsible is urged to contact the Liberty CounInformation sought on stolen Christmas bike

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 3 Breakfast with Santa! BLOUNTSTOWN Drugs 20370 Central Ave W BlountLOUNTStownTOWN Phone (850)674-2222 Saturday, Dec. 8Let us print your Christmas cards today!$995FROM 8 A.mM. To O 1 P.mM. Order your 2013 Calendars20 cards for Packages start at$995Youngsters got some quality time with one of the important guys around these days when they enjoyed Breakfast with S Santa (Cal Hayes) at the Panhandle Pioneer S Settlement S Saturday morning. LEFT: Jaylen Ojeda gets ready to recite her list of things der her Christmas tree. BELOW: David White cooks up pancakes and sausage. BOTTOM: A little girl gets a cup of hot chocolate. ABOVE: Kayson SSmall looks a little unsure but soon warmed up to the big guy. BELOW: Layla Mayo was all smiles. DANIEEL WILLIAMMS PHOTOS RIGHT: David White cooks up pancakes and sausage.

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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 DecemECEMBerER 5, 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! 5,300 Wednesday, December 5 Adult Dance, 8-12 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blountstown Monday, December 10 Tuesday, December 11 Sunday, December 9 Saturday, December 8 Thursday, December 6 Friday, December 7TODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Altha VFD AA, 6 p.m., Altha Community Center 6 p.m., City Hall 6 p.m., City Council Room on Angle St. 7 p.m., Apalachee Restaurant 7 p.m., Dixie Lodge in Blountstown 7 p.m., LC School Board Meeting Room 7 p.m., Bristol City Hall 7-8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, HosfordTODAYS MEETINGS7 p.m., Veterans Civic Center 5-8 p.m. (CT), WT Neal Civic Center, Blountstown 6:30 p.m., City Hall TODAYS 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 Courthouse 6 p.m., Altha Town Hall 7 p.m., Fire House 6 p.m., St. Paul AME Church in Blountstown 6 p.m. in Court room 7 p.m. at Fire House Winter Wonderland ExpressVeterans Mem. Park 6:30 p.m.following Christmas Parade BIRTHDAY Kamren Anderson BIRTHDAY Patricia Pitts Johnson BIRTHDAY James Collins 7-8 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Hosford 6:30 p.m. Line up 5 p.m. Lights of Liberty Book signing at Pioneer Settlement planned Saturday BLOUNTSTOWN On Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Club House at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown, Dr. Brian R. Rucker will be presenting his new book, Treasures of the Panhandle: A Journey Through West Florida. The book explores each of the 12 panhandle counties and highlights their historical and ecological treasures. Calhoun County and adjacent counties are featured in this profusely illustrated book which makes an excellent Christmas present for those interested in exploring our own local heritage that we have in West Florida. Local photographer, Elam Stoltzfuz also contributes some of his wonderful photos to this celebration of our panhandles beautiful and historic sites. MARIANNAChipola College theatre director Charles Sirmon announces open auditions for the hit musical Hairspray, Jan. 7-8 at 6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts. Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a large girl with big hair and a kind heart, who has only one passion to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show and is quickly transformed into a teen celebrity. She then successfully sets out to vanquish the programs reigning princess, win the heart of the super handsome Link Larkin and racially integrate the television show. Sirmon will cast a minimum of 18 women and 14 men in named roles. He also will cast a dancing/singing ensemble. Some roles are race and gender for anyone interested in working with the backstage crew. For information, contact Sirmon at (850) 718-2227 or email sirmonc@ chipola.edu. Visit Chipola Theatre on Facebook or at www.chipola.edu.Auditions planned at Chipola for the musical HairsprayMARIANNA Chipola College Theatre will hold a free dance class dedicated to musical numbers from Hairspray Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Chipola theatre choreographer, Chris Manasco will lead the workshop in the Center for the Arts dance studio. No previous experience is needed. Dancers should be dressed to move and dance to this hit Broadway musical. The workshop is open to all community members age 14 and up. Auditions for Hairspray are Jan. 7-8. For more information contact Director of Theatre, Charles Sirmon, at (850) 718-2227 or sirmonc@chipola.edu. Dance workshop in Marianna Saturday Breeanna Reddick BIRTHDAYS Charles A. Buggs, Sr. Doris HutchisonMARIANNA Tomorrows leaders in technology could be among the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle who will participate in Project Y-BALE (Youth for Broadband Awareness Literacy & Education). A program administered by AT&T, Y-BALE training will be provided for the girls Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on 2901 Caledonia Street in Marianna. Project Y-BALE offers relevant hands-on training in computer technology for Floridas youth, said Mary Rose Sirianni, Area Manager -External Affairs, AT&T Florida. AT&Ts goal is to educate Floridas youth on the value of wireless broadband in their communities by utilizing technology through a variety of media components including television, radio, web streaming and face-to-face education. Other activities in the Y-BALE training include cyber bullying, teen blogging, creating your own YouTube channel, using broadband technology to stay connected, Internet-based homework help and more. Girls participating will produce a one-two minute video emphasizing the importance of wireless broadband technology and what it means to their lives and communities.Tech program for Girl Scouts set for Dec. 8 in Marianna

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DECEMBER 5, 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 ON PREMREMISEESSame-Day Service on RR epairs & R R elinesBristol Dental ClinicMonica Bontrager, DMD StoutaTOUTAMiIRE InsuNSURanANCE InNC.16783 SE Pear St., Blountstown Contact Bill Stoutamire Heating & Air Conditioning FL LicIC. # CMC1249570R s s CCs (850) 674-4777Whaley Whaley Main Street annual Christmas Tour of Homes set this FridayBlountstown Main Street will host the Seventh Annual Christmas Tour of Homes Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (CT). This years Tour of Homes promises much in store! This years ticket site is Three Bridges Antiques and Gifts on Central Avenue West, owned by Mary Sue Bridges Neves. Attendees should go to purchase tickets and obtain a map to the homes before embarking on the tour. Refreshments will be available at the ticket site. Please join us for this holiday tradition of meeting, greeting and eating! Tickets are $10 each. All proceeds go to Blountstown Main Street. The homes on the tour include: residence on Hwy. 71 South, situated amid the beauty of Stoltzfus Hay Farm Oak Heights home of John and Sabrina Dunlap toric home on North Main Street where B.J. Throne taurant, designed and built by George White on the Chipola River, is located between the general store and campground on Hwy. 71 South. The building features locally-harvested wood inside and outside including juniper, cypress and pine. The spacious dining area has 20 foot ceilings and views of the river and surrounding woods. Other features include a large front porch, as well as wooden tables handcrafted by George. Although not currently open to the public, the restaurent may be rented out for special events. Scotts Ferry Restaurant The Wendy Temple home Christmas Festival fundraiser set this Saturday in Sneads The Sneads Christmas Festival by 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) at Sneads Park. High School Project Graduation program. There will be arts/craft vendors, food vendors, a bouncy house, slide, games, kids train rides and photos with Santa. For more information, please contact Crystal Avriett at (850) 573-6750, crystal.avriett@gmail.com, or Heidi Alexander at (850) 557-7091. The folks in Scotts Ferry are gearing up for the Fifth Annual Scotts Ferry Redneck Christmas Parade to be held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m. (CT). The line up is at 4 p.m. at Scotts Ferry Volunteer Fire Department. Entries are asked to donate a toy or game to be given to children in the county. Entries are also invited to the home rade for hot-dogs, hot chocolate, coffee and other goodies. Come on down to Beautiful Downtown Scotts Ferry and join in the fun. The parade will be held the following day if it is raining that Saturday.Candlelight concert on Dec. 13 in BlountstownThe Blountstown Community Christmas Choir will present a candlelight concert of Christmas music Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blountstown First Baptist Church. Come and enjoy the music.Scotts Ferry plans Annual Redneck Christmas ParadeExperience the warmth and history Parks Victorian Christmas on Dec. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This annual open ing thank you to the community for its support during the year. Wreaths, garlands and swags made from native evergreens and other natural materials will decorate Parks historic buildings. Visitors will have a chance to make old fashioned ornaments and decorations to take home or hang on a cedar tree at the park. Wagon rides will also be available. A Christmas message will be delivered by a circuit riding preacher in the Headland Presbyterian Church. Holiday music will take place in the Victorian-style Gazebo. Arts and Crafts vendors are invited to Victorian Christmas and can register by calling the park at (334) 7943452. The Shelley General Store and Martin Drug Store will be open with seasonal items and unique gift ideas make great gifts! Sample holiday desserts made from turn-of-the-century recipes and sip hot chocolate or mulled cider in the Waddell House and Watson Cabin. Admission to Victorian Christmas is free for everyone. Visitors are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Wiregrass United Way Food Bank. Victorian Christmas is sponsored by The Joy 94.3 FM. mark Park at (334) 794-3452.Victorian Christmas at Landmark Park in Dothan Sunday

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Page 6 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 4-H Learning Garden established in B Blountstownby Whitney CherryThe University of Florida IFAS Calhoun Counas we move forward with erty Ministry Center and on SR 20 in Blountstown, The Calhoun County 4-H that will empower them When the dream of the Calhoun County 4-H his support for the projhoun County Commission voted in favor of developallows the use of the land Plans for the property without major donors and partners up to this point, Farmers Co-op BlountPole Company, Halsey of Blountstown, Howells of Marianna, Travis and VanCleve and Waldorffs out deer and other wildAnyone with quesCalhoun County ExtenABOVE: Property owners Virginia and Laddie Williams join Howells Exterminating owner Scott Nichols and NWFL Extension Director Dr. Pete Vergot, III, during Fridays ceremony to dedicate the new project. BELOW: Rows of vertical planters are set up for hydroponic gardening. JOHNNY EUBANKS PHOTOS

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Blountstown High School will be hosting their annual Hoops for Hope PINK basketball game on Friday, Jan. 11. The purpose of this event is to raise cancer awareness and money for cancer research. As part of this event, we will be lighting up the front of the school and Magnolia Square with pink lights from Jan. 71. Each individual bulb will be in honor or in memory of someone who has been affected by cancer. If you would like to honor a loved one, you can purchase a bulb for $1. The names of the honored individuals will be publicized the week of the event. We are also encouraging businesses, organizations and homes in town to participate in this activity by putting up a string of pink lights or a pink wreath to help support this worthwhile cause. We will also be selling pink long-sleeved tshirts to wear at the pink game for $15. To purchase a t-shirt, pink memory bulb, or for any additional information, please contact Sharon LeonardMcCrone at (850) 674-5724, ext. 44 or e-mail her at sleonardmccrone@gmail. com. We would like to invite our commuagainst cancer!DECEMBER 5, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 7 Happy 60ThH AnniversaryLester & Helen WILLIAMMSDec. 8, 1952Many years of happiness. With four children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren with two on the way. BailBAILEY LiIBBYBailey Libby celebrated her second birthday July 12. She is the daughter of Josh and Ashley Libby of Bristol. Her grandparents are Sherry and the late Gene Jacobs of Bristol and Grady and Regina Libby of Clarksville. She enjoys playing with her toys, watching Scooby and Blues Clues. She also sister, Brooke and music and dancing. She celebrated with a Scooby Doo party at her favorite restaurant, El Jalisco. EliELIJahAH JaJAMEsS DOwWNUMJohn and Krista Downum of Sneads are proud to announce the birth of their son, Elijah James Downum, born Oct.14, 2012. He weighed 8 lbs., 8 ozs. and measured 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Gail Mills and Buddy Mills, both of Sneads. Paternal grandparents are the late Glenn and the late LaJuana Downum of Blountstown. Maternal great-grandmother is Jeanette Worthington of Chattahoochee. LaANdDRiIC SNOwWLandric Snow will celebrate his seventh birthday Thursday, Dec. 6. He is the son of Jennifer McMillan of Bristol. His grandparents are Steve and Sharon McMillan of Bristol. He enjoys riding his bicycle, playing his Nintendo DSI, going in the woods with his paw paw, drawing and playing with his cousins, Preston and Caleb. He will celebrate his birthday with a Phineas and Ferb party at the Veterans Memorial Park Saturday, Dec. 15. Becky Carpenter and Kevin Brown are to wed March 23, 2013 at 3 p.m. (ET) at First Baptist Church of Bristol. She is the daughter of the late Bill and Vivian Carpenter and he is the son of Harold and Pam Brown. No invitations will be sent out but all family and friends are invited to attend.Becky Carpenter, Kevin Brown to exchange vows on March 23 ShaHA TERiICaA ZahAHNaAE SMiIThHShaterica Zahnae Smith celebrated her seventh birthday Nov., 28. She is the daughter of Voloria McCray and are Gladstone and Leola Love and Alvin Mathis, all of Bristol, and Edward and Helen Jones of Blountstown. Her great-grandmother is Rosetta Baker of Bristol. Her godparents are Fritzroy and Wanda Douglas of West Palm Beach and Viola Daughtrey of Hobe Sound. She enjoys going to school, singing and dancing and helping take care of her baby sister, Shaniyah. She will celebrate with a Monster High girls sleep-over party.KaACY BBRYNN Pa ARTRidIDGEKacy Brynn Partridge celebrated her 10th birthday Nov. 27. She is the daughter of Amy and Kevin Partridge of Bristol and the sister of Kaly and Jake. Her grandparents are Fannie and Daniel Partridge of Sumatra and Jack and Cathy Revell of Bristol. Her great-grandparents are Horace and Joyce Cushing of Tallahassee and Nelle Brock of Havana. She enjoys shopping, reading, singing at church, baking and being at school with her friends and teachers. Kacy loves takBIRTHDAYS BIRTH WEDDINGBBHS plans annual Hoops for Hope game for cancer awareness JJan. 11

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 9 Holiday Decoration CCONTEST Liberty Womens Club The Liberty Womens Club would like to see all of Liberty County aglow by...SSaturday, Dec. 8 Hey! Throw me some Candy! 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 .MARIANNA Chipola College will offer a free small business seminar Credit Basics Friday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The major determining factor on receiving any type of loan is a personal credit score and credit history. The class will cover credit basics, what makes up a credit score and how to improve the overall score. The seminar will meet in Room M-108 of the Chipola Business and Technology building. Participants may register online at www. call (850) 718-2441.

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Page 10 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012Meeting We the PeopleSAN ANTONIO -One of the great upsides to a national book tour is the chance to break out of televisions cocoon and interact directly with the American people. Dont get me wrong; I love what I do at Fox News. My beat is keeping company with soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen, Marines, special operators and others who protect us from harm. Though I live with these American heroes for weeks at a time overseas, I rarely have the opportunity to look their loved ones in the eye without visiting our wounded at a military hospital. A book tour completely alters that dynamic. All of the encounters are memorable. Some are humorous. Others are raw with emotion. Since we began this 33-city odyssey Nov. 20, thousands of our fellow citizens have walked up and asked me to sign their copies of Heroes Proved. They have made my latest book a New York Times bestseller and its at once gratifying, humbling and often an emotional experience. At every book signing, people produce photographs of me standing beside them or their loved ones. In nearly every picture, helmets. There are faded photos taken decades ago during a faraway, long-ago war called Vietnam. Others were shot in dusty encampments in Central America and MesoAfghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines and Somalia. A good number are from vessels large and small in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf. Some of Americans I was accompanying in the shadows of the Hindu Kush -and emailed to the parent, sibling, relative or friend standing before me. Pictures arent the only things book buyers bring to these events. Writers are storytellers. So are readers. They ask questions, share their concerns and offer brief narratives on whats important in their lives. Herewith a brief summary of some I have heard: Eight days of Israeli airstrikes, in response to IranianPetraeus sex scandal off the front pages. By the time we arrived in Dayton and Cincinnati not far from WrightPatterson Air Force Base people asked about the Obama administration and Egypts Muslim Brotherhood-domiIsrael and the Hamas-Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza. Some wanted to know if it would endanger our upcoming Holy Land trip. My response: Americans are safer in Israel than Washington, D.C.! As we head to San Antonio, my birthplace, Im increasingly asked about eerie parallels in the Heroes Proved and current events, a deadly terror attack and a White House cover-up aimed at deceiving the American people. When I say, It really is a novel. I started writing it more than a year before Benghazi. I dont have the gift of prophecy. The response is usually skeptical Our book signings at Fort Campbell and Fort Benning were packed with family members of deployed soldiers. At Benning, a sevenyear-old girl handed me a drawing she had made of her father, a U.S. Army sergeant now in Afghanistan. Her carefully penned caption: My Daddy is my hero. She asked me to inscribe a copy of Heroes Proved: Merry Christmas. Lauren misses you. At the Eglin Air Force Base Exchange, a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant handed me a pair of mangled sunglasses and said, I think you dropped these on the tograph. The lenses were scratched and the frames bent beyond repair. Well, sir, he replied, I was the last one off the LZ after we blew up that opium lab. I guess they fell off Its embarrassingly true. He got the autograph. I told him to keep the glasses. In Orlando, the father of U.S. Marine hero Sgt. Ken Conde, Jr. met us at a Barnes & Noble. In 2004, our Fox News team was embedded with Sgt. Condes unit when he was wounded in Ramadi, Iraq. A little over two months after he told our audience that he refused medical evacuation because thats what Marine sergeants are supposed to do, he was killed leading another patrol through the deadly city. In Panama City, a DEA special agent, with whom I spent some very exciting days in Afghanistan, came to a bookstore with his wife and two young daughters. I told them, Your daddy is a hero. The youngest girl smiled, snuggled up against him and said, Yes. And hes going to be home for Christmas. Reviewers constantly ask where I get the inspiration for books like Heroes Proved. Its easy when you keep company with real heroes like these. COmmMMENTARY Late Night LaughsA recaRECAP oOF recentRECENT obOBSerER Vation ATIONS by BY lateLATE niNIGhtHT tV TV hoHOStTS. CCommonSENENSEEBY OLIVER NoORTHOliver North is the host of War Stories on Fox News Channel, the founder and honorary chairman of Freedom Alliance, and the author of American Heroes. GGreat Britains P Princess Kate and P Prince William are expecting a baby. The bad news: P Prince Harry is already planning a huge baby shower in V V egas. JAY LENOThe Obamas have decorated the White House with 54 Christmas trees. Its all part of their FFor the last time, were not Muslim campaign. ConanONAN OBrienRIENHappy birthday to Britney S Spears, who is now 31 years old. At her birthday party, all her family and friends got together and lip-synched Happy Birthday. JAY LENO tell the babys a member of the royal family, because Kate said she can already feel it waving. JIMMY F F ALLONPPresident Clinton and P President Obama played a round of golf over the weekend. PPresident Clinton asked Obama what his handicap was, and Obama said, Joe Biden. JAY LENO Im worried about Martians. Every now and then I look for them but I dont know what Ill do when I see them. DAV VID LETTERMANcal cliff? people dont understand it. It doesnt tell you how serious the situation is. They need more colorful metaphors. Heres how to explain it: Its 4 a.m. for our economy and Lindsay Lohan is behind the wheel. That says danger. P People understand that. JAY LENOPPrince William and his lovely bride are pregnant. Buckingham P Palace announced Kate is pregnant. Theyve been married for a year and a CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONLindsay Lohan was arrested for assault in New York City after she punched another woman in the face at a bar at 4 oclock in the morning. It does not look good for Lindsay. Because of her previous arrests, if convicted she could face some serious jail minutes. JAY LENOLindsay Lohan says she does not need rehab because she says she has no problem with alcohol. However, Lindsay did admit that her car is a total drunk. ConanONAN OBrienRIEN A new survey found that SSophia and Aiden were the most popular baby names this year. The least popular baby name was Kim Jong S Sandusky. JIMMY FF ALLONToday is a holiday in S Scotland S St. Andrews Day. Im S Scottish. I was hoping CBSS would give me the day off. But of course they didnt. Thats like making G George Washington work on the 4th of July. Thats like making the Octomom work on Mothers Day. Its like making Donald Trump work on April FFools day. CRAIGG FFERGGUSSONWhile he was in P Pennsylvania on F Friday, P President Obama said that hes been keeping his own naughty and nice list of lawmakers. Then Biden was like, GGreat, now Ive got to worry about his list AND SSantas? JIMMY FF ALLONFFriends of Mitt Romney are saying that hes bored now that hes no longer running for president though not as bored as the rest of us were when he WASS running for president. JIMMY FF ALLON

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 11 COMMENTARY WASHINGTONMERRY-GO-ROUNDby Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift TThe RRomney bridge to nowhereWASHINGTON President Obama made good on his victory night pledge to meet with Governor Romney. The two men had lunch at the White House amidst lots of not-so-good natured sniping about how Obama is the only person from either party in Washington interested in dining with the defeated GOP standard bearer. But rather than bridging the gap with Republicans, talking with Romney was like to building a bridge to nowhere. Republicans have been merciless in castigating Romney for losing, and they dont want his advice on how to rebuild the party. As more votes are counted around the country, Obamas margin of victory has climbed to four percentage points, leaving Romney with 47 percent of the vote, poetic justice given Romneys sentiments about that same percentage of AmeriRomney holds much of the voting public in disdain and vice-versa and now he is a man without a party. Hes been voted off the Republican island. After getting so close to the presidency, dreams die hard. Building bridges is what Obama must do now that hes embarking on his second term. There are signs that Republican opposition is softening. Several senators have publicly disavowed the 20-year-old no-taxes pledge that has held the GOP hostage for too long. And one House Republican, Tom Cole of Oklahoma, a member of the GOPs leadership team, is saying publicly that Republicans should vote to extend the Bush era tax cuts for the middle class and set aside tax cuts for the wealthy until the next Congress. That would of course signal the end of tax cuts for the top two percent of wage earners. Obama campaigned on a cutoff for taxpayers making over $250,000, but for people who live in pricey West Coast and East Coast cities, that may be too big a bite. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett suggests $500,000; some Democrats even take it up to a million. Wherever the line is ultimately drawn and $375,000 seems about right Obamas bottom line is that the rich need to pay more. Republicans recognize that painful reality but theyre going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming to make the deal. House Speaker John Boehner more than anyone holds the future of any deal in his hands. If Rep. Cole is any indication, there are House Republicans willing to break ranks with anti-tax activist Grover Norquist if Boehner is willing to go to the mat, face a possible Tea Party coup and risk his speakership. Its called courage and its in short supply these days. On the Senate side, Democratic leader Harry Reid is readying whats known as the nuclear option to rein but Reids proposal would require senators who invoke to Washington. cal cliff. No wonder Obama is scheduling a number of campaign-style trips around the country to keep the not in that vein. Romney is a bridge to nowhere.

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Page 12 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 DECEMBERECEMBER 5, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 13 The annual Blountstown Christmas Parade had plenty of sparkle this year as participants followed the theme Santas Workshop. Frances Price, the 2012 Citizen of the Year, served as Parade Grand Marshal. Judges secategories: Overall Winner Calhoun Correctional Institute/Employees Club First Place Calhoun Liberty Hospital Second Place Star Chasers Mounted Horse Unit Third Place Word of Truth Blountstown Christmas Parade DANIEEL WILLIAMMS and DAKODA BERBERG PHOTOSTALLAHASSEE Senator William J. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee), has been tapped for key leadership roles for the 2013 Legislative Session. I am very pleased with, and appreciative of, the committee assignments that Senator Don Gaetz has entrusted to me, states Senator Montford. I am particularly proud to have been tapped as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee and Vice Chairman of two K-20 Committees, and I adds Montford. Senator Montford (D-Tallahassee), who was also selected by the Senate Democratic Leader as Policy Chair for the Senate Democratic Caucus, was appointed to the following committees for the 2013 Legislative Session: Many of the counties I represent are rural and farming counties, so my appointment as Agriculture Chairan is of great importance to me due to the direct impact this industry has on so many of my constituents, as well as our state, says Montford. And as a former school superintendent, principal and math teacher, I am very excited to be cantly impact the education of our youth, which is pivotal to the economic vitality of our state, adds Montford. Sen. Montford (D-Tallahassee), who was recently reelected to his second term in November, represents District 3 which includes Calhoun and Liberty counties.Montford tapped for key leadership rolesCALHOUN EMERGENCY MGT. DIRECTOR FIREDcontinued from the front pageBefore the vote, Shelton said he hated to see just that. He later told the board that he had met to agree to some conditions to keep his job but McDougald asked to speak at the end of the meeting. He stood up and handed out envelopes to the rest of the board containing a letter of out loud. Due to the controversy that my continued employment has created, consider this letter my resignation from employment with Calhoun County effective December 31, 2012. After attending the most recent Board Meeting, a following Workshop, and a Special Board Meeting, it is clear to me that the new Board intends to move in a different direction for Calhoun County in reference to the positions of County Administrator, the Emergency Management Director, and the I have served the County for over 21 years, and I have been very successful for Calhoun County. In fact, in the last two years alone, I have brought in $25,670,050.00 through grant funds for the County. I know that there is $16,807,343.17 in projects completed, billed for, and received that still must be closed out by FEMA. Close outs under the Federal Government are always tedious, and the possibility of loss of funds for Calhoun County is very real. Should Calhoun County desire my assistance in the close out process, I will be available. My main concern is the welfare and continued improvement of Calhoun County, he concluded. McDougald asked if the board would rescind resignation. Flowers asked attorney Matt Fuqua if that could be done. Fuqua replied only if someone on the majority side of the vote made the motion. No one did. Commission Chairman Thomas Flowers was hard-pressed to give a reason when asked what to get rid of the longtime county administrator was coming from the public. I think the vast majority of citizens are ready for a change, he said, adding that he has heard from hundreds of people throughout the county who wanted given by his constituents, he replied, They all have their different reasons. Thomas has already scheduled a meeting at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday to talk with Smith, Wood upcoming county projects. worried the county is going to be faced with a lot of problems due to the sudden change. I think it would have been an advantage to the new board to have kept someone of his experience on, she said, noting that he has brought in millions of dollars in grant funds to the county. Sonny loved his job and worked day and night at it. work. Sonny will be in demand. There are people all over Florida that could use his expertise. Id heard through the grapevine they had worked behind the scenes and got the three votes, he said. An hour before the commission meeting, he met with his staff. I told them I was going to be turning in his resignation stating that he would end his employment with the county Dec. 31. He realized he escaped being fired at the previous meeting by a single vote but knew what was coming. I think they had it cut and dried the other night, he said, referring to a Nov. 29 workshop the board held in which he was peppered with questions about how well he had trained his assistants. His response to questions about Joe Wood, his assistant county administrator of more than two and a half years, were blunt and indicated he did not feel Wood knew all he needed to about the job. He acknowledged that he should have been a better teacher and then added, But Joe needs to be a better student. After 22 years of working with the county, the process of getting the job done. He realizes now, Ive got a lot of political enemies I didnt know were out there. So what will he do? Even as he approaches the age of 70, hes not sure whats ahead for someone accustomed to working every day. He has set up a consulting service which he plans to market and is looking forward to taking on new projects. For now, he said, Im going to enjoy Christmas. going to go.

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Page 14 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 SCHOOL NEWsS NDAY Pea Ridge Rd in Bristol, Phone (850) 643-5417SCHOOL LLUNCHMENUDec. 5 Dec. 11Laban 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 MenuENUS SSPONSSORED BY: NDAY Best of the Latest Country Charted songs, mixed in with your favorite oldies.WPHK RRadio K-102.7 FMWYBBT RRadio Y-1000 AM K102.7 FM Hometown News, weather and river readings at 8 a.m. ET. Our daily newscast also airs at 1 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. ET.SSwap SShop with Ruth from 9-10 a.m. ET (sometimes even longer!) Buy, SSell, Trade or Give SStuff Away.K102.7 is the voice of the Liberty County Bulldogs, the Blountstown High Tigers & Florida GatorsWe've got the fence posts to meet your needs. Liberty Post & Barn Pole, Inc.Dempsey Barron Road, Bristol (off Hwy. 12 N) Phone (850) 643-5995FIfFTH GRADE PRACTICES f FOR THEIR PLAY Sleigh Riders. BOX T T OpPS f FOR E EDUCATION MY C COKE R REWARDS PRO-g GRAmM line. BES Important dates to remember*Friday, D Dec. 7*Friday, D Dec. 14 *TT uesday, D Dec. 18 *TThursday, D Dec. 20 *Friday, D Dec. 21Winter Holidays begin Dec. 21 through Jan. 8, 2013 Altha FFA members attended reception to honor new National FFA President, Clay SSapp     ALTHaA CaALeENDaAR OF EVENTNTS*TThursday, DDec. 6 *Friday, D Dec. 7 *SSaturday, DDec. 8 *Monday, D Dec. 10 *TT uesday, D Dec. 11 *TThursday, DDec. 13 *Friday, D Dec. 14 AALTHA W WILDCAT DDECALS fFOR SSALE Take Stock in Children Scholarship application available at BHS & Altha average.

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MARIANNAGov. Rick Scott challenged Floridas community and state colleges to develop four-year degrees that would cost no more than $10,000. Chipola president Dr. Gene Prough said, One of our primary goals at Chipola is to provide students access to higher education. We work hard to keep tuition as low as possible without programs. We look forward to working with the governor and the Florida College System to make college even more accessible to the citizens of our district. Dr. Jayne Roberts, Vice President of Student Affairs, indicated that Chipolas tuition is already close to the governors plan. If a student enters Chipola as a college-ready student and does not deviate from their academic plan, the tuition to earn a bachelors degree could fall within the $10,000 range for certain B.S. programs, Roberts said. She selected a sample of one students records who earned an A.A. degree and a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Their total tuition was within the $10,000 range. Fees brought the cost to a little over $10,000. The mean level of tuition and fees for schools in the Florida College System was $3,328 during the 2011-12 academic year, according the Department of Educations 2012 annual report At that rate, a four-year degree would cost about $13,300, or $3,300 above Scotts goal. Tuition and fees for four years at a Florida university averages about $25,000, or nearly twice as much as for the 28 colleges. Chipolas tuition and fees for lower level courses (freshman and sophomore) is $102 compared to the Florida College system state average of $103. For upper level courses (junior and senior), Chipola charges $115 compared to the Florida College system state average of $118. The State University system charges an average of $202 per credit hour for undergraduate (freshman through senior) level courses. Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelors Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher For information, call 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu. DECEMBER 5, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 15 SCHOOL NEWsS Call George Ross or Tim 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 RR V CCOLLISION CECENTERER Big River RR V Cataracts? Lee MMullis MM.D. Smart Lenses SM Close-up, Far away & In-between CALL TODAY for a Smart Lens Evaluation MMullis EEye Institute 1600 Jenks Ave., Panama CCity(850)763-6666 MARIANNAThe second event in the Illusionist Sammy Cortino will present his Las Vegas style magic show in the Center for the Arts, Jan. 17, 2013. With Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton endorsing his International Brotherhood of Magicians membership, Sammy Cortino is taking magic back to its roots in its purest, up-to-date form. His raw, live, unprecedented style brings out a sense of old Hollywood charm. Going against the mesh of cutting-edge illusionists of today, he is reviving the classics of magic presented in the spirit of the late Houdini and Harry Blackstone. Cortino holds a Doctoral Degree in Magic from the International Magicians Society and is a member of Londons Magic Circle. Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Click Fine Arts and Artist Series. Online tickets can be printed at home, or with the performance. Single event ticket sales will be $14 for adults, $10 for children under 18 and $5 for Chipola students and employees. Two more events follow Cortino in the Chipola Artist Series. is Feb.7, 2013. The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform April 11, 2013. For information, visit www.chipola.edu or phone 718-2257.Illusionist Sammy CCortino to perform at CChipola Jan. 17 *Wednesday, Dec. 5 Science fair set-up. *Thursday, Dec. 6 Christmas Tree Lighting/ Choral and Band Concert/Science Fair Open House at 6 p.m. Girls basketball vs. Wewa -Away at 5 p.m. *Friday, Dec. 7 Girls basketball vs. Liberty Away at 4 p.m. Boys basketball vs. Liberty Away at 5:30 p.m. BHS Science Fair Continued. *Saturday, Dec. 8 Girls basketball vs. Port St. Joe Home at 4:30 p.m. Boys basketball vs. Port St. Joe Home at 6 p.m. ACT testing. *Tuesday, Dec. 11 Girls Basketball vs. Bozeman Home at 4 p.m. Boys basketball vs. Bozeman Home at 5:30 p.m. FCCLA Competitive Events.Blountstown High School Calendar of EventsChipola College responds to Governor Rick Scotts $10K challenge MAKE A NOTE... Call (850) 643-3333 Fax (888) 400-5810Email: thejournal@fairpoint.netto get your by noon Monday!

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 17 OBITUARIESEERMA HENdDRY KENNEdDY PORT ST. JOEEErma Hendry Kennedy, 88, of Port St. Joe, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. She was born in Perry, August 25, 1924, the youngest of three daughters, born to RR. D. and Mary Hendry. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, E Eunice Caroll and E Eutha E Ezell and her husband, Leo Kennedy. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Green of Blountstown; one son, Leo Kennedy of Mexico Beach; three grandchildren, Mike and Steve Green and Serena Cook. Services were held Friday, Nov. 30 at Highland View Baptist Church. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery. Comforter Funeral Home in Port St. Joe was in charge of the arrangements. T Those who wish may make donations to Highland View Baptist Church, 310 Ling STT Port St. Joe, FL 32456.AANGEL EENRIQUE M MORALES AlL ThaHAAngel E Enrique Morales, 18, of Altha, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He lived in Altha for the past six years and was a member of the Apostolic Life Church in Marianna where he played the drums. He was a grocery cashier at Grocery O Outlet in Marianna. He was a 2012 graduate of Altha Public School Survivors include his parents, Dodge and Pam Hardy of Altha; his biological mother, Debbie Morales of St. Augustine; one brother, Austin Hardy and his wife, Yamilee of Ft. Myers; one sister, Chris Hardy Nathan and her husband, Bruce of Palm City, several nieces and nephews and other extended family. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 12 p.m. at Apostolic Life Church in Marianna with R Reverend low in Pine Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive friends two hours prior to services at the church. Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge contributions to Apostolic Life Youth Center, 4070 O Old Cottondale RRD, Marianna, FL 32446. MMARThHA BBLACkK HALL BRisISTOlLMartha Black Hall, 109, of Bristol, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in CalhounLiberty Hospital. She was a native of Liberty County and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by three sons, Henry and Deloris Hall, both of Bristol and Plumster Hall of Compton, CA; one daughter, Jenell Hall-EEverett of Sarasota; one spouse, Sam Hall of Bristol; her Parents, Wes and Ida Black of Bristol; one sister, Narcissus Black of Bristol; seven brothers, Curtis, Wesley, T Thomas, Fred and John Black, all of Bristol, Cornelius Black of Brewton, AL and Amos Black of Jacksonville. Survivors include two sons, John and Wilson Hall, both of Bristol; 16 grandchildren, 24 greatgrandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (ETET) at the Church of God of Prophecy. Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. (ETET) at First Baptist Church of Bristol. Interment will follow in Bristol Cemetery. Bradwell Mortuary in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements. All existing pre-need and at need contracts are now handled by the Bevis family and staff.All operations of the funeral process will be handled on location at 12008 NW State Road 20.CALL 643-3636Todd Wahlquist, Rocky Bevis & Ed PeacockLicensed Funeral Directors & Crematoryevis FuneralHome Bof Bristolof Bristol 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 Funeral Home& CCrematoryWe have been deeply touched by the many expressions of sympathy shown to us during the sickness and death of our beloved Papa, Felix Gay. Please know how much we appreciate all of the love, support kindness of all of you will forever be a comfort to us. T Thank you all again for everything. With love and appreciation, The family of Felix GayT T o the editor: I am so proud of my stepfather and my three childrens grandfather, Sonny O OBryan and the work he has done for this community. What I am not proud of is the sheer lunacy which is taking place right now in the county commission. My name is Andrea Hagler McCrary. Many of you probably know me as Andrea Hagler, as my parents (Dalton Hagler and Linda Hagler O OBryan) owned Hagler IGA Foodliner here in Blountstown for over 30 years. My dad passed away eight years ago. T This was a huge loss to lose my precious father; however, my children have never gone without a grandfather and Sonny O OBryan has been a wonderful stepfather to me, as well as grandfather to my children. My mother has been married to Sonny O OBryan for 17 years and it was during these 17 years that I have seen the integrity of Sonny O OBryan. I also know very well what kind of ethics Sonny O OBryan practices because I am very involved (having lived three houses away from him for eight years) in his daily life. I can tell you for a fact that he gets up at 5 a.m., or earlier every morning and works diligently for this community every day. I have been very impressed with his work ethic over the years, his honesty and his integrity. I have found this uproar about the retirement issue both ludicrous and preposterous. R Retirement is a right none of us want taken away after 20 or 30 years of working in a position and I would never want to take away retirement from any individual. Would we take the retirement away from someone in the military if they decide, after 20 years of service, to seek a civilian job? Are they no longer able to receive their retirement because they decide to work? O Of course they are entitled to their retirement. I have also had many teachers who received retirement checks, but chose to go to work making a salary as well after retirement. T They worked for this money and I would certainly not take it away. T T o make a claim that Sonny O OBryan has done something unethical by retiring and then going back to work would put so many in jeopardy of not receiving their retirement funds because this is standard practice; if you work for the years it takes to retire and you go back to work, you get to also receive the retirement. T There are so many that choose to go back to work after retirement and there is absolutely nothing unethical about receiving retirement when it is earned. T The County Commissioners are the ones who voted for O OBryan to return to work after retirement leave, because they knew how much he did for our county. It seems the new commissioners do not understand that there are those out there who make a lot of noise when it comes to their agenda. T This is what has happened as of recently. T These individuals who make a lot of noise about their agenda and who want to see a man of integrity suffer, do not represent the majority of the voters in this county. T These noisemakers represent their own wishes and many of them carry long-standing grudges for unknown reasons and like to see men of integrity be put in a bad light to try to make themselves look bigger. Again, these noise-makers do not represent the majority. T They just make a lot of noise. T There is a silent majority in Calhoun County who silently support their candidates and intelligently looking at all the facts surrounding an issue. T The silent majority ly behind Sonny O OBryan and the many advances he has made for our community in the paving of roads, emergency management and the many other jobs he does for this county. I am very proud of the decisions and hard work done by Sonny O OBryan and I hope that the county quickly understands the great loss they will have by acting on the wishes of only a few noise makers. Respectfully,Andrea Hagler McCrary, proud Calhoun County resident who supports Sonny OBryan, County Administrator CHAD CAPPSSSalesman of the month for DECEMBER Come on over SPEAK UP!WITH aA LeETTeER TO THeE eEDITORWrite: The Calhoun-Liberty Journal P.O. Box 536, Bristol 32321 OBryans retirement issue uproar ludicrous Note of ThanksCome see him anytime for a great deal on your next vehicle.

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Page 18 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 CCORRLEETTS R ROOFING LLCCLR FREE EESTIMATESMMichael CCorlett (850) 643-7062FROM LEFT: Paul Sikes, Bill Wilson, Ashley Sikes, Stephanie Sikes. BacAC K row ROW : Rob Wheetley, Jeremiah Johnson, Jennifer Sewell, Justin Smith and Justin Sikes. SHARON AUSTIN PHOTO TUPPERWARE HOLIDAY ShH OPPING MADE EEAs S Y This sale runs Dec. 3 thru Dec. 8. After the 8th every Monday and Tuesday throughout December. DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS Merry Christmas fromBeth EubanksYour Tupperware Consultant at (850) 643-2498 or bethseubanks41@aol.comFor Cash n Carry items PERERFECECT for holiday gift giving and at a discounted price.Decrease in inventory on all Tupperware.SALEE ITEMEMS AS LOW AS $5!Catalog orders must be in before Dec. 14 for Christmas delivery. A lifetime love of softball has paid off for LCHS Senior Stephanie Sikes, who signed a four-year full ride scholarship last week to play for Thomas University in Thomasville, GA. Stephanie, shown above with her coaches and family members, has been on the universitys radar for the past four years. Coach Bill Wilson has followed her pitching career since she was a ninthgrader. Ive been play ing ball since I was around four years old and pitching for Liberty County since sixth grade, she said. During the season, she practices daily to make sure her curve ball gives batters something to worry about. Although theres a lot of pressure on the pitcher, I love the intensity, she said. As a seventh-grader, she was hit in the face with a ball and rushed to the ER. I was scared, but I wasnt going to let it stop me from playing. Shes looking forward to becoming a Thomas University Nighthawk. She had been considering an offer from a South Florida school but a visit to the university campus about a month ago sealed the deal. I loved it, she said. Sikes to play softball for Thomas U. CLJNEWS.COM T

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 19 LCHS FOOTBALLby Richard Williams, Journal sports writer On last weeks football page, LCHS player Liberty falls to Northview 48-14 in semi-nal ABOVE: Libertys Terryal Jenkins (#4) Bulldog Alex (#5) tries to avoid the Northview players headed

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Page 20 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012BuyUY SellELL & tra TRADeE WithITH an AN a AD inIN TheHE JournalOURNAL ClaLASSiIFieIEDS. ELECTRONICSTwo 12 Sony E Explode sub woofer speakers Inside a dual 12 speaker box, like new and sounds great, $200. Two 12 Powerbase sub woofer speakers, like new in great condition, $120. Call 643-8946 between 4-10 p.m. or anytime on weekends.12-5, 12-12 FURNITURESleep sofa, queen size, new, $135. Table and two chairs, $50. Ladies recliner, $40 and a mans recliner, $50. Toddlers bed, $40. Bunk beds with mattresses, $100. Call 6743264. 12-5, 12-12King size bed with mattress and springs, like new, $350. Call 3793800. 12-5, 12-12Good used furniture and appliances needed at Calhoun Liberty Ministry Center. Call 674-1818. UFFN APPLIANCESPortable dishwasher, $120. Call 674-3264. 12-5, 12-12 Hotpoint stove, black and almond self-cleaning, four burner, $150. Maytag built-in dishwasher, black, $75. W Whirlpool microwave oven, black, under cabinet or on the counter style, $35. All in good working condition. Call 674-8385 or 2944389. 12-5, 12-12Kenmore washing machine, brand new, $300. Call (850) 510-4544. 12-5, 12-12BBaby crib with changing table with three drawers, $100. Call 447-3490 ask for DDisnee. 12-5, 12-12Whirlpool stove top with four burners, works good, needs striker, $150. Call 762-8511. 12-5, 12-12 FREE STUFFHickory wood, come and get it. Call 762-8189. 12-5, 12-12 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 SALESmoker, $120. Quilt pieces, $30 a box. S Shirts and other items, $1.50 each. Little Christmas houses, $4 each and a Mickey Mouse Christmas house. Call 674-3264. 12-5, 12-12Singer sewing machine, $75. Call 674-3264. 12-5, 12-12Wedding dress, strapless, white, long veil, $100. Call (850) 5104544. 12-5, 12-12Ladders, one 8 ft. 250 lbs, 100 step, $50. One 6 ft. 250 lbs. 100 step, $100. Call (202) 306-4821. 12-5, 12-12CChristmas ornaments, never used items, cross & angel ornaments, very cheap. Call 643-2090. 11-28, 12-5Smoker, 12 gallon on a trailer, $700 OBO. Call 557-2638. 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, 12-5MMens, 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 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 TRUCKS1999 Plymouth Voyager SEE, maroon, good mechanical condition, $2,000. Call (202) 306-4821.12-5, 12-12 CARS1991 Ford C 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 ACCESSORIESFiberglass 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 MOTORCYCLES & ATVS2004 Kawasaki Prairie 300, automatic, green, adult owned, no mud, new warn winch, $2,500 OBO. Call (850) 573-8094. 12-5, 12-12 PETS/SUPPLIESMMale cat free to a good home. Grey with light blue eyes, neutered, declawed, great with kids and other animals. Two years old, litter box trained, an inside-only cat. W Will send photo upon request. Call (850) 8147558. 12-5, 12-12Horse for sale, well trained, must provide own transportation for pickup, $300. Call 237-2529. 12-5, 12-12 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. 1 & 2 bedroom mobile homes in Blountstown and Bristol. $105 to $155 weekly. DDeposit required. All utilities included. NO PETSS. S Singles or Couples preferred. Call 674-7616FOR RENT For Rent in TTELLOGIA(850) 379-8276 or (850) 510-09322 BDD Mobile HomeF Furnished, located at 21399 NE Pear Rd.Call Brady Brown APT for Rent in ALT THACall 762-9555 or (850) 573-52551 BDD, 1 BA water, power & garbage included. Ready to move in. 3 BDD, 2 BA with pool and pool house, fenced in backyard. No inside pets.$1,200 monthdeposit required(850) 447-1975House FOR Rent IN Blountstown

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DECEMBER 5, 2012 / THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL Page 21 STARSCOPEFAMMOUS BBIRRTHDAYSARRIEES MMar 21/Apr 20 Aries, avoid taking on more than you can handle at work and home this week. When tackling tasks, dont be afraid to ask for and accept help. TAURRUS Apr 21/MMay 21 Family and romantic endeavors may have been put aside while work issues have been at the forefront, Taurus. It is time to shift priorities. GEMEMINI MMay 22/Jun 21 Gemini, theres not much you can do to change the course of this weeks events. You might want to consider swimming with the current instead of against it.C CANCERCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, overanalyzing your workload is not going to make it disappear any faster. Therefore, simply take your assignments at face value and just get started. LEEO Jul 23/Aug 23 New experiences can be portunities to learn and grow, Leo. Take full advantage of all opportunities this week. VIRRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, although it seems like woes worked out, now is not the time to get too cocky with spending. Being conservative is the way to go. LIBRBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, career developments have you riding high and youre anxious to share your news with the world. This enthusiasm can be a good catalyst for change with others. SCCORRPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, success may not come easy with a project youre working on. But rest easy and take solace knowing you have tried things outside of your comfort zone. SAGITTARRIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, avoid confrontations at all costs, as this week you will not come out victorious. C CAPRRICCORRN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you think about things too long, theres a good chance you wont act at all. Instead, consider your options quickly and then get going on your plans. AQUARRIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Quality time spent at home or with the family has buoyed your spirits, Aquarius. The next step on your relaxation journey is to book a vacation to a warm area of the world. PISCECES Feb 19/MMar 20 Dont underestimate your ability to garner quite a following, Pisces. There are many people just waiting to hear what you have to say next.Week of Dec. 2 ~ Dec. 8DECEMBER 2 Lucy Liu, Actress (44) DECEMBER 3 Daryl Hannah, Actress (52) DECEMBER 4 Jay Z, Hip-hop artist (43) DECEMBER 5 John Rzeznik, Singer (47) DECEMBER 6 Judd Apatow, Director (45) DECEMBER 7 Jeffrey Wright, Actor (47) DECEMBER 8 Teri Hatcher, Actress (48) 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, hats and much more. Phone 674-3033. Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 a.m. to noon (CT). Located at 20121 NE Burns Ave. Christmas decorations, childrens toys and clothes and much more. Phone (850) 5913913.C Chipola C Community C Church will be having an indoor yard sale in the fellowship hall, Friday, Dec. 7 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 a.m to 1 p.m. There will be many items such as Little Lambs cookie dough, cookware, glassware, SKS gun bullets, Christmas items, exercise stepper, clothes for men, women, boys, girls and infants. and more. Church is located on Jim Godwin Road, just off Hwy. 71 between Altha and Blountstown. For more information phone 674-1230 or 674-8802. M Multi-family yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 7 a.m. (CT). Located at 20282 Cedar Avenue. A wide range of items. Phone 6437757. Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at 20610 NW Folsom Drive. Furniture, kids clothes ranging from 2T-16 and adult clothes, toys, TV stands and much more. Phone 447-1964.BR BRISTOL Free chicken Pilau and multifamily yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located on Hwy. 20 east of Piggly Wiggly at old Auto Parts store. Lots of stuff, too much to llist. Cancel if rain. Phone 643-1756. TEELOGIA Yard Sale Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 21898 NE Forrest Road 103 off 65S, turn left on Thunder Run Road. Everything must go, includes electric knife, sleeping bags, Mickey Mouse phone, homemade crafts (good Christmas gifts) and much more. Look for signs. Phone 379-8789. WANTEDHouse cat, grown or a kitten. Call 674-3033 or 272-8677. 12-5, 12-12EElectric stove. Call 674-3264.12-5, 12-12 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 C Cardinal 5th Wheel, two slides, looks nice, $6,000 OBO. Call (937) 287-6367 in Blountstown. 11-28, 12-51994 C 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: C Calico cat, mostly black, a small tan smudge on nose. Found south of Blountstown on Hwy. 71. Call 674-3888. 11-28, 12-5 YARD SALESBBLOUNTSTOWN Yard sale, Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 7 a.m. (CT). Located at 17854 NE Charlie John Street, apt. H-1. Clothes, purses, Christmas Two cats, 3 months old, free to a good home. Two-year-old hound dog, $100. Call 674-3264. 12-5, 12-12Assortment of cats and dogs, ranging from young to adult, free to good homes. Call 643-3411. 12-5, 12-12CCollie and bulldog puppies four left, 8 weeks old, super cute. Free to good homes. Call 447-4586. 12-5, 12-12BBasset 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, 3F & 1M, $100 each. Call 209-2604. 11-28, 12-5 HOMES & LANDSmall 1 B BD house in Hosford, must be moved, $15,000. Call (850) 5919873. 12-5, 12-12One acre of land, south of Telogia, 12-5, 12-12Two acres of land on Hwy. 379, Lora Minton Lane. Call (850) 5572026. 12-5, 12-121/2 acre of land on N. 22nd Street Annex in Blountstown. Comes with septic tank, utility pole and access to city water, $12,000. Call 447-0201.11-28, 12-5 HUNTING/FISHINGCClimbing tree stand with rope, like new, $100 OBO. Call 643-2226.11-28, 12-5 EQUIPMENTPoulan Pro mower, 38 cut, fuel system recently rebuilt, needs new blades and grass chute, $400. Call 363-6287. 11-28, 12-5 Small Town T om A CaARTOON BY MIKE BaBARNHOUSE

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Page 22 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 OUTDOORSFishery issues, oyster population and wildlife mgt. areas among topics at FWCC meeting this week in ApalachicolaThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Dec. 5 and 6 in Apalachicola to discuss imperiled species updates and plans and more. lines. the directors report. sion will discuss possibilities for the son. Atlantic state waters. The with federal rules. The Commission also will consider later be applied to some of Floridas Florida. a proposed rule amendment to the stricted Area. When Commissioners reconvene ent the FWCs award for Prosecutor of the Year. portunities and public lion acres of the FWCs The Commission will address proposed amendments that would allow a quota permit holder to take a different hunters would receive reinstatement of permits would be reissued to other huntmonth. Staff will update Commissioners on a ments. Staff from the FWCs Division of Habitat and Species Conservation works in Florida. This presentation will focus on species that are state or federration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve imperiled species. Staff will also update Commissioners cies. The new approach uses a plan that combines multi-species conservation involvement. es and an update on the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network follow. Commission.Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting should days before the meeting by calling (850) 488-6411. Contact the agency using the are hearingor speech-impaired. The next regular Commission meeting will be Feb. 13-14, 2013, in Orlando, commencing at 8:30 a.m. each day. PUBLIC AND LEGAL NOTICESIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY C CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 39-2012-ca CA-000093 Division WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. VANESSA ALLEN A/K/A VANESSA GRUNDHEBER ALLEN, A/K/A VANESSA GRUNDHOBER ALLEN, JONATHAN ALLEN A/K/A JONATHAN R. ALLEN, et. al. Defendants. ____________________/ NOTICECE OF ACCTION TO: VANESSA ALLEN A/K/A VANESSA GRUNDHEBER ALLEN, A/K/A VANESSA GRUNDHOBER ALLEN CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOW ADDRESS 12751 NW BIRD POND RD BRISTOL, FL 32321 BLOCK, A, LOT 24; COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 61.69 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST 100.31 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST 160.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE AND CALL THIS THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST 145.0 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF A PROPOSED STREET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 15 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST 145.0 FEET ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 160.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THIS TRACT IS LOCATED IN THE NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, LIBERTY COUNTY FLORIDA. N.W. BIRD POND RD, BRISCLERK OF COURT JOBOB MKT Higdon Furniture Co. Fax resumes to (850) 627-2486 P. O. Box 399 Bristol, Florida 32321 Florida 32301, Tel: (850) 57711-28, 12-5________________________ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR LIBERTY COUNTY Case No. 12-71-CA Divisionthe THE bank BANK of OF new NEW york YORK mellon MELLON trust TRUST company COMPANY national NATIONAL association ASSOCIATION, as AS trustee TRUSTEE for FOR greenpoint GREENPOINT manufactured MANUFACTURED housing HOUSING contract CONTRACT trust TRUST pass PASS-through THROUGH certificate CERTIFICATE series SERIES 2000-7, Plaintiff, vs. WENDEE M. PHILLIPS, A/K/A WENDEE MULLINS PHILLIPS, A/K/A WENDEE PARRISH, N/K/A WENDEE WALDEN, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WENDEE M. PHILLIPS, A/K/A WENDEE MULLINS PHILLIPS, A/K/A WENDEE PARRISH, SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC., F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC. Defendants. ____________________/ NOTICECE OF SALEE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows, to wit: WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 PIONEER HOUSING, 28x56, 124 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER: PH2124GA6205AB. A PARCEL OF LAND LY ING IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 7 WEST, LIBERTY COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER, OF SAID SECTION 4 AND RUN THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 37 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 4 A DISTANCE OF 154.89 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 375-A (HOE CAKE ROAD) (80 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE SOUTH 04 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 19 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY BOUNDARY OF A DISTANCE OF 105.75 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT-OFWAY BOUNDARY OF THE OLD BRISTOL TO HOSFORD ROAD (30 FOOT MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY); THENCE SOUTH 73 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 619.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 73 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY MAINTAINED RIGHT-OF-WAY BOUNDARY A DISTANCE OF 186.64 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST 220.41 FEET; THENCE NORTH 73 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST 190.24 FEET; THENCE NORTH 04 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST 219.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SR 20, Bristol, Florida 32321, at 225, 301 S. Monroe Street, 12-5, 12-12

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Page 24 THE CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL DECEMBER 5, 2012 Altha teen killed continued from the front page Angel Enrique Ricky Morales Moonlight MarketVisitors at Fridays Moonlight Market in Blountstown enjoyed home-baked treats, shopping for gifts and listened to Christmas carols as the holiday season got in full swing. Youngsters found Santa waiting for them at the Train Depot Museum and made sure he had their wish lists for this year. TONY SHOEMEMAKEE PHOTOS